Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf is Back on Broadway

Last night I had the opportunity to go to the Booth Theater in New York City and catch the latest revival of a really terrific play, Who’sAfraid of Virginia Woolf?  This really superb piece of theater had recently played very successful engagements in Washington, D.C. as well as Chicago and officially opened to critic’s reviews here on October 13, 2012. The opening was 50 years to the day when the play first opened on Broadway in 1962.   At just a little over 3 hours including 2 intermissions, you can’t believe how time really went by so quickly.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a limited engagement brought to you by the wonderfully talented Steppenwolf Theatre Company from Chicago, which produces nearly 700 annual performances every year in its 3 Chicago theater spaces.  Steppenwolf Theatre Company has been seen on Broadway recently in productions of Superior Doughnuts and August: Osage County.Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf was written by Edward Albee and stars Amy Morton in the role of Martha.  In the play, Martha is married to George, played by Tracy Letts, a long time Steppenwolf performer and ensemble member. 
The pair play an “over the top” dysfunctional couple that entertains another couple, Nick and Honey (played by Madison Dirks and Carrie Coon), who are both making their debut on Broadway.  It turns out that Nick and Honey are invited over to George and Martha’s house for a night of drinks, lots of fun as well as a huge number of very serious insults and accusations going on in the house.  By the end of the night we finally learn why George and Martha have been hurling insults at one another and their guests in a very emotional scene.The staging is done quite well with a set by Todd Rosenthal, who won a Tony Award for August: Osage County some years back.  Direction is by Tony Award nominated Pam MacKinnon.

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