The Best Theater of 1994

1. Three Tall Women.

This is Edward Albee's comeback drama: it signals his triumphant return to New ! York theater and to the acclaim that was his 30 years ago. But in this poignant, formally exciting memory play he also comes back to the issue of family, which energized Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Albee faces his demon -- his adoptive mother -- in a dazzling act of exorcism and forgiveness.

2. Love! Valour! Compassion!

Eight gay men on three summer weekends: a simple device for Terrence McNally's elegant meditations on manhood and friendship, maturity and mortality. This witty, generous, intimate...

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