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"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
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The Potomac Playmakers are thrilled to present the next production of the
historic 90th Anniversary Season, Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia
Woolf?" In the 1963 Tony Award Winner for Best Play, George, a professor at a
small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a
Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she
has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college
and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they
arrive, the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. It
becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and
George couldn't care less. But underneath the edgy banter, which is
crossfired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and
despair. George and Martha's inhuman bitterness toward one another is
provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they have pledged to keep to
themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their
relationship. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and
Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading
mess they have made of their lives.
Produced under special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., and
directed by Jim Zuna and Chas Rittenhouse, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
stars Barbara McCormick, Tod Williams, Adam Martens, and Laurna Grubb.
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” will run March 3, 4 , 5, 10 & 11,
2017, and will be performed at The Women's Club, located at 31 S. Prospect
Street, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740. Show time will be 8 p.m. for the Friday
and Saturday night performances, while the curtain will rise on the Sunday
matinee at 3 p.m. Discounted advance tickets of $11 are available ONLINE
ONLY at www.potomacplaymakers.org, while $13 tickets will be available at the
door. WARNING – THIS SHOW INCLUDES ADULT THEMES AND STRONG ADULT LANGUAGE.
PARENTAL DISCRETION IS ADVISED.