By Lawrence Frascella
December 15, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST

Tiny Alice

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The fantastic horror show of a play Tiny Alice once again proves Edward Albee (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) a writer of monumental stature. A still John-Boyish Richard Thomas plays a clergyman who falls into the clutches of three schemers — a lawyer, a butler, and a femme fatale — who secretly prepare him for a life-and-death ritual in their Gothic manse. Reality warps, dimensions shift — but this is more than a trip to the Twilight Zone. With authority, Albee pushes you to the edge of your perceptions. Written during the ”God is Dead” ’60s, this puzzle play means to unravel the nature of existence itself. Challenging? Definitely. But also witty and devastating. A

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