Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
By Edward Albee
Directed by Andy Leahy
Auditions: December 2022 - exact date TBA here & on Facebook
Performance Dates: March 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2023
Sunday performances are at 3:00 pm, all others at 8:00 pm
What to prepare: Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Please bring a list of all your conflicts in January thru March 2023.
George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn't care less. But underneath the edgy banter, which is crossfire between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. George and Martha's inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.
George is a professor of history in a small New England college who is married to the daughter of the president of the college. Age: 40-55 (he's younger than Martha but says he looks older)
Martha George's wife is a domineering, discontented woman who alternately loves and reviles her husband. Age: 40-50
Nick is A new arrival on the faculty who is interested in getting ahead. Age: 25-30
Honey Nick's wife is a rather uninteresting woman whose relationship with Nick and fear of adult responsibility have kept her a child. Age: 20-30
The show is produced thru a special arrangement with Concord Theatricals