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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.
written by Richard Greenberg
directed by Jeremy Zeegers
(director of Tartuffe: A New American Satire
and Picasso at the Lapin Agile)
Playing at the Warehouse Studio Theatre – Schaerbeek
Thu,Fri,Sat (Feb.13 -15) & Tue,Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat (Feb.18-22)
20:00 (doors open at 19:30)
Act 1: New York, a studio in downtown Manhattan,1995. The three estranged heirs of a world-renowned architect meet again on the day of the reading of his will. As tensions mount, the architect’s journal from 1960 is discovered. Hoping to learn the truth about their difficult parents, one son eagerly goes through the text, only to be bitterly disappointed. It’s cryptic, distant, unreadable: just like his father. One entry reads simply, “Three days of rain.”
Act 2 sends us back in time to the same studio in downtown Manhattan in 1960, where the same three actors play their fathers and mother, and we learn the poignant truth of what actually happened in those three sad, beautiful days of rain, and how genius and madness and secrets are unknowingly passed down through the generations, to devastating effect.