A new production of the (Coastal Rep), "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," will open Friday, April 1 at its Main Street theater in Half Moon Bay.
Written by Edward Albee, the play was originally performed in 1962 on Broadway and is known as a theatrical classic. The original rendition of the play won Tony Awards the year following its debut.
"We are honored and proud to present such groundbreaking art at a theater open to the challenge of producing it,” said Tim Longo, director of the Coastal Rep's production, referring to the original play's bold and provocative use of language. The raw dialogue created waves among audiences of the day used to the wholesome, positive family image presented in mainstream media programming.
The plot centers in on a couple, George and Martha, whose dysfunctional relationship plays out in front of another couple invited to dinner at George and Martha's house. The dialogue and behavior between George and Martha give the audience an unflinching view of the relationship between the pair, and their guests become "witness to and participants in games of humiliation, jealousy, and brutality," according to the Coastal Rep.
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" runs until Apr. 23 and is performed on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. For more information on the play, along with ticket purchasing details, visit the Coastal Rep's website.