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Slipstream opens Albee’s “Three Tall Women” January 4

Preview December 27, 2018 Encore Staff

FERNDALE—To open their fifth season, Slipstream Theatre Initiative offers Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women which opens January 4 and runs through January 27. Tickets are available in advance only at www.SlipstreamTI.com.

If you could go back and change it all, would you? Would you recognize your reflection in the mirror? Could you continue on if you knew today was the happiest moment of your life, and you’d never experience it again? Who are you? Playwright Edward Albee asks these questions and more in the award-winning exploration into the events that make up a life in Three Tall Women.

A woman is dying in bed. Her caretaker sits nearby, reading a magazine. Her attorney silently gets her affairs in order. Each believes she is unique, that her story is original and poignant. But by the second act, all that has changed and the women realize just how alike they all are. This play asks its audience to ponder the power of change, the consequences of our actions, and what it means to be alive.

The cast features Maggie Alger, Jeannine Thompson, and Maggie Gilkes. Costumes are designed by Tiaja Sabrie with set and lights by Jackson Abohasira. Bailey Boudreau directs the production, with Alanna Elling serving as stage manager. The show runs January 4th through January 27th, with Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 7:00 pm.