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Identity Crisis at Local Theater

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A new play that opened in Houston may have you seeing double.

The play, by famous American playwright Edward Albee, is called "Me, Myself and I". The production is being put on by Houston's Edge Theater at the Midtown Arts Center.

Arts blogger Abby Koenig recently talked to Edge Theater artistic director Jim Tommaney about the play.

Tommaney says the play is a comedy about identity, the theft of identity, and what it really means to look at yourself in the mirror.

He chose the play because of his friendship with, and admiration for Albee. The two spent time together, early in their careers, in New York City. Tommaney expects that Albee will come to Houston at some point to see the production.

The play centers around identical twins who are both named Otto by their mother because she can't tell them apart. And for the first time in any production of this play, the role of the twins is being played by actual identical twins.

Austin and Ryan Jacobs are both Houston-based actors, but they say they have never had roles quite like this.

For more information on the play, go to:
http://www.artshound.com/org/detail/220163991/Edge_Theatre

To read Abby Koenig's blogs, check out::
http://www.houstonpress.com/authors/abby-koenig/

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