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What Is the Story of Me, Myself & I?
Me, Myself & I centers on a dysfunctional family consisting of Mother and her 28-year-old identical twin sons, OTTO and otto. The threesome are suffering from an existential crisis that finds Mother unable to tell her boys apart, a belligerent OTTO claiming that his twin brother doesn’t exist, and otto feeling insecure about introducing his girlfriend, Maureen, to his addled mom. Also in the picture is a character referred to only as Doctor, who has been living with Mother since the disappearance of her husband just after the twins’ birth.
What Is Me, Myself & I Like?
This dark, vaguely absurdist comedy grapples with some of life’s big questions (Who am I? Why am I here? What does “family” mean?) and is performed in a fast-paced, presentational style by a skilled cast led by Elizabeth Ashley. Although the storyline is often opaque, the language is always smart, clever and enjoyable. It’s best to just relax and turn yourself over to the skilled hands of Edward Albee for two hours of mind-expanding entertainment.
Is Me, Myself & I Good for Kids?
The play—which features foul language, feuding family members, a simulated sex scene and a flash of male nudity—is definitely not for children. High schoolers who appreciate the unique sensibility of Edward Albee might enjoy this R-rated entertainment.