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WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

Directed by Vincent Rhomberg

FEBRUARY 12-14 & 19-21

The Varsity Center for the Arts, 418 S. Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois

In celebration of love in all forms, the Stage Company asks..., "WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?"  An unconventional choice for the Romantic at heart, this production redefines what constitutes "true love," and the meaning of "soul mate."  Gripping, compelling, and uncomfortable at times, this drama is sure to enthrall the most psycho-dynamically oriented, playgoer. 

Performances of WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, written by Edward Albee and directed by Vincent Rhomberg are February 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21.  Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m. at the Varsity Center for the Arts, 418 South Illinois Avenue in Carbondale. 

 

ABOUT THE PLAY

When this play debuted in 1962, it won the Tony Award for Best Play, and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle award for Best Play. It was a shocker when it opened, breaking boundaries and casting aside taboos. The dialogue and the take-no-prisoners tempestuous action has given rise to its status as classic American literature. The writing is as smart, darkly humorous, stinging, and relentless as any modern drama.  The play was further catapulted into the status of legend with the 1966 film version starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

Set in a small-university town, George, a failed History professor and Martha, the boisterous daughter of the University’s president, are forced to examine the very heart of their bitter and frustrating relationship when they invite a younger couple to their home for a late and liquor-infused night of fun and games.

 

WHAT CRITICS HAD TO SAY

"...the drama functions on so many deeper levels.