Today: Michelle Smith Performing Arts CLOSED

Everything in the Garden - Thursday, March 8th through Saturday, March 10th, 2012

UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies presents:

Everything in the Garden Directed by Scot Reese

Thursday, March 08, 2012 - 7:30 pm Friday, March 09, 2012 - 8:00 pm Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 2:00 pm Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 8:00 pm Kay Theatre

Edward Albee's 1967 adaptation of Giles Cooper's Everything in the Garden is framed as a comedy of manners, but it is also a biting indictment of greed and its outcomes.

The play exposes the dark underside of the outwardly sunny household of suburbanites Jenny and Richard. Their material aspirations far exceed their bank balance, so how far will one of them go to get the money they both crave? And at what cost?

Learn more about Edward Albee, Giles Cooper, and the play Everything in the Garden in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

   Scripts - Edward Albee’s 1967 adaptation of Giles Cooper’s Everything in the Garden (1962) attracted much attention from theater critics and audiences alike. According to the New York Times, “Edward Albee is not merely our most hopeful playwright, our most promising playwright, or our most interesting playwright – he is, quite simply, our best playwright.” Relive Albee’s Everything in the Garden through this script of the play.

   Production Resources - This list includes Edward Albee: A Research and Production Sourcebook, a compact introduction to playwright Edward Albee. This guide includes a chronology of Albee’s career, a biography of his life, and a bibliography of his writings (including unpublished and unperformed plays, articles and essays on drama and theater.) Author Barbara Lee Horn provides summaries, critical overviews, and information on the production of Albee’s original plays and adaptations, including Everything in the Garden. For those interested in further reading, this sourcebook includes an extensive bibliography of reviews, books, and articles dedicated to Albee’s works.

   Edward Albee - A comprehensive list of resources relating to the life and work of Edward Albee held by the University of Maryland. Includes a copy of the The Inside Theatre series, presented by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in cooperation with the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, features prestigious guest artists in forums, master classes, and workshops with University of Maryland students. In the session recorded live on October 10, 2003 in the Robert and Arlene Kogod Theatre of the Clarice Smith Center, with professor of English and drama Jackson Bryer engaged playwright Edward Albee in a discussion covering a range of topics, including theatre education at the university level, Albee’s experiences as a playwright, and the influence of music on his work. Mr. Albee also took multiple questions from the audience and addressed some of his most famous works, including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Zoo Story. This DVD set is accompanied by a verbatim transcript, and includes interviews with playwrights Beth Henley, Wendy Wasserstein, and Regina Taylor.

   Giles Cooper - The author of the original version of Everything in the Garden is represented by several items held in the collections of the University of Maryland Libraries