March 22, 2011

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By Sam Alcorn

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Undercover student actors invaded popular lunch-time hotpots on the Bucknell University campus Tuesday afternoon to give impromptu performances of play selections by one of America's most highly acclaimed playwrights.

Four groups of two each took on roles created by Edward Albee, the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and author of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" The 2010 Janet Weis Fellow in Contemporary Letters will give a talk at 8 p.m. tonight in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell. || See story

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a book-signing. Copies of Albee's books will be available for purchase in the Weis Center lobby before and after the talk.

The guerilla theater mob read from several Albee works, including "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," "The Zoo Story" and one of the playwright's newest plays, "The Goat: or, Who Is Sylvia?"

The student actors fanned out to perform for as many lunch-goers as possible, reading at Bostwick Dining Hall, the Bison, the Refectory and the Terrace Room, all in the Elaine Langone Center. They then moved the show to the Seventh Street Café, where in a few moments of delightfully wild theater, they presented the Albee works — all at the same time.



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