This June, Edward Albee’s classic play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? returns, as ferocious and relevant as ever, to woo a new generation of Melbourne theatre-lovers. The month-long season presents Winterfall Theatre’s debut production at their new home at Blackbox Theatre in Kew.
Penned by American playwright Edward Albee, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a universally beloved drama of broken dreams and marital breakdown whose message resounds as forcefully as it did upon its feted premiere in 1962, before it was immortalised in the 1966 film adaptation starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Said Albee, “People often get it wrong. They think it’s a play about people who hate each other. It’s not. It’s a play about people who love each other.”
Directed by veteran Denis Moore, Melbourne’s acclaimed independent Winterfall Theatre present a loyal adaptation of the play, with a talented ensemble cast featuring Chris Connelly, Winterfall co-founder Michele Williams, Jordan Fraser-Trumble and Cassandra Magrath (Wolf Creek / SeaChange) starring as Albee’s two famous couples, George and Martha, and Nick and Honey.
Opening Night Tue 21 June, 7.30pm
Previews Tue 14 June–Sat 18 June, 7.30pm and Sun 19 June, 2pm
Season Tue 21 June–Sun 10 July: Tue-Sat, 7.30pm, Sun 2pm