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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Red Stitch: The Actor’s Theatre
St Kilda East
Red Stitch: The Actor’s Theatre, Rear 2 Chapel Street
St Kilda East, Victoria 3182 Australia

Date

15 Nov –
17 Dec

About the Show

Edward Albee’s classic slugfest Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, at least on the surface, is an ode to the heartbreak of middle age, a vicious dissection of a marriage straining under the cumulative rage and disappointments of many years.
When it burst on to the stage in 1962 it tapped into a growing unease about notions of decency and respectability, with a brutality and sustained menace that tore through the anxieties of the age. The play’s ritualised deconstruction of marriage, gender, sexuality and ambition still ring true to this day.
Yet, Albee’s characters also tell a love story: a story of shared acceptance of an inescapable fate. The inertia and grotesque irony of Martha and George’s romance is served up to their unwitting guests as a taste of the humiliations and the inevitable compromises to come.

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Edward Albee’s classic slugfest Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, at least on the surface, is an ode to the heartbreak of middle age, a vicious dissection of a marriage straining under the cumulative rage and disappointments of many years.
When it burst on to the stage in 1962 it tapped into a growing unease about notions of decency and respectability, with a brutality and sustained menace that tore through the anxieties of the age. The play’s ritualised deconstruction of marriage, gender, sexuality and ambition still ring true to this day.
Yet, Albee’s characters also tell a love story: a story of shared acceptance of an inescapable fate. The inertia and grotesque irony of Martha and George’s romance is served up to their unwitting guests as a taste of the humiliations and the inevitable compromises to come.

Date

November 15, 2023
December 17, 2023

About the Show

Edward Albee’s classic slugfest Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, at least on the surface, is an ode to the heartbreak of middle age, a vicious dissection of a marriage straining under the cumulative rage and disappointments of many years.
When it burst on to the stage in 1962 it tapped into a growing unease about notions of decency and respectability, with a brutality and sustained menace that tore through the anxieties of the age. The play’s ritualised deconstruction of marriage, gender, sexuality and ambition still ring true to this day.
Yet, Albee’s characters also tell a love story: a story of shared acceptance of an inescapable fate. The inertia and grotesque irony of Martha and George’s romance is served up to their unwitting guests as a taste of the humiliations and the inevitable compromises to come.

Read More

Edward Albee’s classic slugfest Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, at least on the surface, is an ode to the heartbreak of middle age, a vicious dissection of a marriage straining under the cumulative rage and disappointments of many years.
When it burst on to the stage in 1962 it tapped into a growing unease about notions of decency and respectability, with a brutality and sustained menace that tore through the anxieties of the age. The play’s ritualised deconstruction of marriage, gender, sexuality and ambition still ring true to this day.
Yet, Albee’s characters also tell a love story: a story of shared acceptance of an inescapable fate. The inertia and grotesque irony of Martha and George’s romance is served up to their unwitting guests as a taste of the humiliations and the inevitable compromises to come.

Date

Production Company :
Red Stitch: The Actor's Theatre
Director :
Sarah Goodes
Stage Manager :
Kelly Wilson
Cast :
Emily Goddard Kat Stewart David Whiteley Harvey Zielinski Damon Baudin
Performance Dates & Times :
Previews 15 - 17 Nov , Season 18 Nov - 17 Dec Wed - 6.30pm Thur - Sat 7.30pm Sun - 6.30pm Sat Matinee 9th Dec - 1pm Q&A’s Post Show Thur 23rd November - 7.30pm
November 15, 2023
December 17, 2023
Performances

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