Friday, March 16, 2018

Three Tall Women and Eden Local

My friend Terri makes everything happen. She suggested we see Edward Albee's Three Tall Women in previews (it opens March 29), and eat first at Eden Local. I first saw Albee's play in 1994, when Marian Seldes played the older version of Albee's mother. That was a thrilling performance. This recent performance with Laurie Metcalf, Glenda Jackson and Allison Pill, was even better. Or maybe it's just that I wasn't a mother when I first saw the play, and now I am, and Albee's portrayal of his own mother, at three crucial phases of her life, is withering, powerful and will set your teeth on edge. You definitely don't want your children remembering you this way, but the play is brilliant. Albee called the play "an exorcism." The performance lasts 90-plus minutes, with no intermission. Run, don't walk, to see this play.

Before the play, we went to eat at Eden Local. We shared the pickles, smashed potatoes with thyme and paprika, sprouts and brussels Caesar salad, and roasted cauliflower steak. Everything is organic, much of it is gluten-free and it is all delicious. Go hungry!

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