"Zeitgeist’s director David J. Miller has elicited luminously warm, selfless performances from each of his fondly forgiving women.." - Larry Stark, TheaterMirror.com

 

In the first act of Three Tall Women, a woman of ninety-something, identified only as "A," spends time in her well-appointed bedroom alternating between reminiscences and emergency trips to the bathroom. She is attended to by "B," her paid companion and caretaker, and "C," a lawyer who has come to straighten out her financial affairs. The second act is an ironic and insightful examination of the woman's life: her marriage into money, her alienation from her gay son, and finally the state of mutual acceptance to which she and her son arrive. This perspective explores the realities of love, sex, marriage, and happiness while realistically approaching the topics of aging and the finality of death. These explorations of a woman's life are told with the wit, bitterness, irony, verbal dexterity, and ambiguity that are Albee's trademarks.