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Edward Albee
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The McCarter Theatre Center's 2007-2008 season will include world premieres by Edward Albee and the theater's artistic director, Emily Mann, as well as re-imaginings of some classics and a work by one of America's emerging playwrights.

The season will run September 7-June 8. It will kick off with Lydia Diamond's Stick Fly (September 7-October 14), which explores the relationship between a father and his children while also addressing issues of race, class, and privilege. Next up will be a new production of Molière's classic comedy Tartuffe (October 7-28).

A McCarter commission, Albee's Me, Myself and I (January 11-February 17) will be the first major production to result from the theater's partnership with Princeton University; it will be directed by Mann. In the play, the author takes sibling rivalries to existential heights. Albee is widely considered to be America's foremost living playwright; he has won three Pulitzer Prizes for drama as well as a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Argonautika: The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts, written and directed by Mary Zimmerman, will play at the McCarter from March 16 through April 6. The season will conclude with A Seagull in the Hamptons (May 2-June 8), written and directed by Mann. A free adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull, the play is set in the present-day Hamptons.

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