South Florida theater lovers will have a rare chance to hear the wit and wisdom of one of America’s greatest playwrights, Edward Albee, as part of Nova Southeastern University’s free Distinguished Speakers Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus.
Albee, who has been reportedly in ill health at age 85, is renowned as a witty, acerbic and insightful speaker. While the lecture series theme is “Life and Death,” no one can be sure what Albee will speak about. There will be a question and answer session, but know that he has a habit of skewering foolish questioners.
The Pulitzer Prize-winner is the author of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, A Delicate Balance, Three Tall Women and The Zoo Story – all of which have been produced in recent years at Palm Beach Dramaworks.
Tickets are free, but they must be picked up in advance, beginning Monday April 1, from the Office of the Dean, Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale in the Mailman-Hollywood building, Suite 250. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Limit two tickets per person. For more information, call (954) 262-8236.
Don’t be late to the lecture: If any seats remain open 15 minutes before the lecture, those seats will be given away on a first-come first-serve basis.