ATC: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (8-12 Oct 2019)


Edward Albee’s cult classic invites us for a night cap with two couples in a small East Coast American university town. After a faculty party, Martha and George welcome newcomers Nick and Honey into their home, drawing the unwitting younger couple into their bitter and frustrated relationship.

Darkly comic right from the start, it only gets darker. David Benedict, writing for Variety, said this play “makes the complete works of Strindberg look like Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.”

The third play of our 50th anniversary year, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? will be staged exactly 50 years after the ATC opened its first season with it in October 1969.

PLEASE NOTE: This play’s start time will be 7:30 pm. Doors will open at 7:00 pm. Running time is estimated at three hours. There will be two brief intermissions.

ITG: Our Few and Evil Days (5-9 Nov 2019)

Our Few and Evil Days is a play about a family whose apparently normal life in a Dublin suburb conceals a dark secret.

Nothing is quite as it seems.

The unexpected and awkward arrival of the daughter’s new boyfriend unleashes a series of confessions that cross social and personal boundaries.

Mark O’Rowe’s finely balanced script draws you in weaving  together the lives of these intricate characters as it explores the sadness, guilt, love and passion that form the relationships within this family.

Described as “Powerful, compelling and utterly beautiful, Our Few and Evil Days is unlike anything seen on The Abbey Stage in recent times”, when it was first performed there (starring Ciarán Hinds and Sinéad Cusack) as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2014.

Tickets €18