Broadway: A Tale Within a Tail

Edward Albee's new play, Tiny Alice, is the most controversial dramatic puzzle to arrive on Broadway since The Cocktail Party. Over lunches and dinners, from Keen's English Chop House to the Forum of the Twelve Expense Accounts, the table talk of the town is Albee's darkling play about a rich and erotic woman who corrupts a pietistic and virginal man of the church (John Gielgud), seduces him into marrying her, then abandons him on their marriage night, but not before she causes him to be pistol-murdered by one of three confidants, including his superior, a cardinal of Rome.

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