Directed by Pam MacKinnon. In her A.C.T. debut, Artistic Director Pam MacKinnon continues her career-long exploration of American theater's legendary playwright, Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee. In this wildly imaginative and satirical comedy, a newly retired couple picnics on a beach and squabbles about their life together when they are interrupted by two human-sized, English-speaking lizards. Are the newcomers an evolutionary miracle, or a threat? And which couple is the greater risk to the other?
Pam MacKinnon directs this Edward Albee play, her debut as A.C.T.’s new artistic director. The Pulitzer Prize-winning absurdist comedy is set on a beach where a newly retired couple, squabbling about their life together, meets a younger couple. MacKinnon sees this as a marriage play, a persistent theme for Albee. Here, though, he made the younger couple not Nick and Honey, as in “Virginia Woolf,” but a pair of . . . lizards.