Photo Flash: Playwright Horizon's ME, MYSELF AND I Begins Rehearsals
First Day of Rehearsals kick off for the cast and creative team of Playwrights Horizons' New York premiere production of Edward Albee's ME, MYSELF & I with a cast lead by Elizabeth Ashley & Brian Murray and directed by Emily Mann
In ME, MYSELF & I, Mother (Ms. Ashley) can't tell her identical twins apart. But when Otto (Mr. Booth) announces his brother (Mr. Sadleir) doesn't exist, the household descends into chaos. Previews begin Tuesday, August 24. Opening Night is set for Sunday, September 12 with a limited engagement through Sunday, October 31. Mr. Albee will be making his Playwrights Horizons debut with this production.
ME, MYSELF & I had its World Premiere at McCarter Theatre, opening on January 18, 2008 and playing a limited engagement through February 17, 2008. Ben Brantley in The New York Times hailed the play as, "A laugh-out-loud farce in which the meanings of everyday words split and multiply like amoebas on steroids. Directed by Emily Mann and engagingly acted by a cast that includes the invaluable Albee veteran Brian Murray, it's in the tradition of Mr. Albee's mid- and late- career works like The Marriage Play and The Play About the Baby: fragmented philosophical vaudevilles that turn the most fundamental questions of identity into verbal soft-shoes. It also harks back to his early exercises in absurdism (including the one-acters The Sandbox and The American Dream), coal-black comedies from a time when brash young writers reveled in toppling theatrical traditions."
The show runs at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street), 5th floor