When an actor gets a chance at a great role written by an iconic playwright, the opportunity must be exploited. Last December, Ensemble Theatre gave Bernice Bolek that chance in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women
, and she turned it into a minor tour de force. Playing the character "A," a bitter and multilayered woman, Bolek wielded sarcasm with a wicked flick of her seen-it-all eyes. By boldly exploring the depths of her character without once overreaching, Bolek created a performance that remains vivid in memory.