Edward Albee is one of America's greatest dramatists, but only a handful of his 30-plus plays ever see production here or anywhere else. If he were a musician, his greatest-hits collection would be an EP. Not content to mount yet another Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? or The Zoo Story, the Actor's Community Theatre of Davie decided to plumb the cavernous depths of Albee's oeuvre, closing its 2011-12 season with 1967's Everything in the Garden.
Obscurists rejoice - even Wikipedia knows nothing about this biting satire, which skewers middle-class mores in a story about suburbanites casually partaking of the world's oldest profession. "We liked the fact that Everything in the Garden is not frequently performed and that the large majority of people attending the play would not have preconceived ideas or visions of the characters based on a film version or a famous professional production," says Bill Fragetta, chairperson for the theater’s Play Selection Committee.
Performances run on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from May 18 to 27 at the Pine Island Park Multipurpose Center, 3801 S. Pine Island Road, Davie. Tickets cost $10 advance or $12 at the door. Call 954-327-3941, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri., May 18, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 19, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., May 20, 2 p.m.; Fri., May 25, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 26, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., May 27, 2 p.m., 2012