October 13, 2012
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? welcomes audience members into the living room of George and Martha, a middle-aged history professor and his wife. When Martha invites a new teacher Nick and his wife Honey over for drinks, the new couple finds themselves in the middle of a lion’s den as George and Martha face off.
After getting expelled from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, Edward Albee saw the phrase “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” scrawled in soap on a mirror and was inspired to write a play.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? first opened on Broadway in 1962, starring Uta Hagen and Arthur Hill. After a hit 1966 film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, the play was revived two additional times before the 50th anniversary revival, which premiered at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 2010.
Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Susan Quint Gallin, Mary Lu Roffe, Kit Seidel, Amy Danis & Mark Johannes, Patty Baker, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Richard Gross, Jam Theatricals, Cheryl Lachowicz, Michael Palitz, Dramatic Forces/Angelina Fiordellisi, Luigi & Rose Caiola, Ken Greiner, Kathleen K. Johnson, Kirmser Ponturo Fund, Will Trice and GFour Productions.
—Broadway.com Audience Choice Award nomination for Favorite Play Revival
—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play
—Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play
—Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Play
Virginia Woolf marks the seventh time stars Tracy Letts and Amy Morton have played a married couple onstage.