I think I was the first to learn about the work in progress that was to make [Edward] Albee’s Broadway reputation two years later. He told me that he was calling it Exorcism and that it dealt with “two couples in the course of a degrading, drunken two a.m. party. The older couple have created a fantasy child of nineteen, whom they drag out to advance their divergent viewpoints. The father eventually decides the child must be exorcised.” With a wan smile, he added, “I have a subtitle for it. It is, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Arthur Gelb, in City Room, his 600-page memoir of his lifetime working for the New York Times,(from copy boy, to theater critic, to managing editor) a.k.a. my new favorite