Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Edward Albee's blistering portrayal of a poisonous marriage and the subtly shifting balance of power that sustains it, has been given a brilliant new interpretation by director James Macdonald which was filmed at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London and will be presented by National Theatre Live at the Bing Theater at 2 p.m. on September 17 as part of its monthly Stage to Screen series.
Starring Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter’s Dolores Umbridge) and Conleth Hill, Albee's masterpiece opens in the early hours of the morning on the campus of a New England college. Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor Nick and his wife Honey to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.
The Independent gave the production five stars and called it "The most high-energy and funniest version of the piece I have seen. Hilarious. I think Edward Albee would have adored this show." And the Radio Times echoed the praise of this blackest of comedies by saying "This revival will go down as one of the greats. Staunton is ferocious and heart-breaking."
Tickets to this production are available online at friendsofthebing.org. Adult tickets are $13 online and $15 at the door. Student tickets are $7 online and $9 at the door. This show is sponsored by Windermere Real Estate. Member pricing is available for this show!
Running Time is approximately 3 hours
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