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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The Berea College Theatre Laboratory continues its 2005-2006 performing season with the provocative and chilling Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee. Performances for Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? are 8 pm November 16-19 in the McGaw Theatre.

Considered perhaps one of the greatest living playwrights of the contemporary American theatre, Edward Albee offers a shocking and frightening look at marital discord set amidst the bucolic atmosphere of a New England liberal arts college. Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opened in New York in 1962 and won both the Drama Critic Circle Award and the Tony Award for Best Play during that season. It was made into a famous film in 1966 starring then husband and wife team Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton as the warring couple, George and Martha. The play recently enjoyed a successful Broadway revival with Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin in the leading roles.

Senior theatre major Dorrie Pruvenok directs the production. I had no idea on a certain cold rainy Saturday night when I first read the script that I would embark upon a journey that has taken me over three years. It has been a constant test of endurance, trust, and flexibility. Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? features Jarrid K. Looney and Sarah Griffin as George and Martha, in addition to Jason Bergstrom and Bethany Holmquist as Honey and Nick, the young couple who find themselves in the crossfire.

Tickets range in price from $5 to $10 and can be reserved by calling the Theatre Box Office at 985-3300 Monday through Friday from 1-5pm. Berea College students are admitted free of charge. As a service to the community, a sign-interpreted performance will be offered Friday, November 18. Enlarge-type programs and special parking and seating services are also offered upon request.

Note: Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? contains adult language and situations and is not suitable for children.

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