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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward AlbeeOphelia’s Jump Productions begins their 2020 Season with Edward Albee’s Tony Award winning masterpiece, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The production will be performed at the Ophelia’s Jump Studio Theater, located at 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, in Upland, from February 7 through March 7, 2020.


Ophelia’s Jump Productions begins their 2020 Season with Edward Albee’s Tony Award winning masterpiece, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The production will be performed at the Ophelia’s Jump Studio Theater, located at 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, in Upland, from February 7 through March 7, 2020.

Directed by Randy Lopez, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is Albee’s masterwork-- a powerful and shocking collision of comedy and tragedy presented by the creative team of Ophelia’s Jump as the kick-off of their 2020 Season which includes the annual Midsummer Shakespeare Festival.

About Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?:
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 inhibitions melt. Truths and lies are shot back and forth in a dizzying volley of wit and words. But underneath the edgy banter, 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 been the foundation and the straitjacket 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, but perhaps opening space for a real life together.

Winner! 5 Tony Awards including Best Play, 1963
Winner! 2013 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Revival of a Play
Nominee! 2013 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Revival of a Play
Winner! 2013 Drama League Award, Outstanding Revival of a Play
Nominee! 2013 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play

“Albee’s play is tragic in that it shows an intelligent couple retreating into verbal violence and grotesque games-playing to camouflage their unhappiness. But it is optimistic in that George and Martha finally shed their illusions and face up to the bitter truth. The greatness of Albee’s play lies in its unspoken wish that the American nation might itself one day have the courage to confront reality.” – Michael Billington, The Guardian

"...fabrication, delusion and manipulation are integral to the play. Like Beckett and his existentialist comic nightmares, Albee mines a pitch-black absurdism. Fifty years on, and he’s still one step ahead of Broadway.” – Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New York Post

Title: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? - By Edward Albee
Direction: Randy Lopez
Assistant Director: Lee Barrow
Featuring: Kevin Michael Moran* (George), Beatrice Casagran (Martha), Scott Lipman (Nick), and Dee Dee Popper (Honey)
Location: 2009 Porterfield Way, Suite H, Upland, CA 91786
Regular Run - February 7 - March 7, 2020
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is produced through special arrangement with Samuel French.
*member of Actor's Equity Association


Presenter / Producer: Ophelia's Jump

Listed Categories
Theater > Drama


Event Phone: 909-734-6565

Venue
Ophelia's Jump Studio
2009 Porterfield Way
Suite H
Upland CA 91786

Regions:
Inland Empire


Performance Dates: 2/7/2020 - 3/7/2020
Friday, 02/07/2020
Saturday, 02/08/2020
Sunday, 02/09/2020
Thursday, 02/13/2020
Saturday, 02/15/2020
Sunday, 02/16/2020
Thursday, 02/20/2020
Friday, 02/21/2020
Saturday, 02/22/2020
Thursday, 02/27/2020
Friday, 02/28/2020
Saturday, 02/29/2020
Sunday, 03/01/2020
Thursday, 03/05/2020
Friday, 03/06/2020
Saturday, 03/07/2020

Performance Times
Friday, February 7, 8:00pm
Saturday February 8, 8:00pm
Sunday February 9, 4:00pm
Thursday February 13, 7:00pm
Saturday February 15, 8pm
Sunday February 16, 4pm
Thursday, February 20, 7:00pm
Friday, February 21, 8pm
Saturday, February 22, 8pm
Thursday, February 27, 7pm
Friday, February 28, 8pm
Saturday, February 29, 8pm
Sunday, March 1, 4pm
Thursday, March 5, 7pm
Friday, March 6, 8pm
Saturday, March 7, 8pm

Ticket Information:
All seats $28
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