Get your drink on with George and Martha!
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is the Award Winning 1963 play written by American playwright, Edward Albee and made famous by the movie starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. It tells the story of a marriage in serious decline on one night in September of searing fun and games. George, a middle-aged associate professor of history at New Carthage College, is married to the president‘s middle-aged lush of a daughter, Martha. It is 2am Sunday morning after a faculty party when Martha invites newcomers, Honey and Nick over for a nightcap. As the morning wears on, fueled by even more alcohol, George and Martha take on one another, as well as their guests. What begins as sharp-witted banter devolves into double entendres and jabs. Deep secrets and vulnerabilities are revealed, old wounds exposed and lives tossed about.
Spend an unforgettable evening on an emotional rollercoaster that is wickedly funny. Albee’s exact weaving of comedy and tragedy makes for an unsettling but highly entertaining evening.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? won both the 1963 and the Award for Best Play. Its stars, Uta Hagen and Arthur Hill won the 1963 Tony Awards for Best Actor and Actress. We dedicate our production to Edward Albee, who died in 2016. His dazzling use of language and unforgettable characters left indelible marks on the American Theater psyche. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a masterpiece of American drama.
Cast – Gerry Birnbach, Donna Gentry, Jason Weed and Alexandria Casteele
Director – Gavin Knittle
Technical Design/Assist Director – Robert Osterhout
Costumer Designer/Stage Manager – Antonia Osterhout
Set Design, Decor, Props – Donna Gentry, Kathleen Buck, Josh Osterhout and Matt Simek
Warning: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? contains adult language and situations.