Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

October 30-November 1 Woolf Temporary Image

Directed by Daniel Ehrenpreis & Shoshana Koff

A dark comedy portraying husband and wife, George and Martha, unravels in a searing night of dangerous fun and games. The stakes get higher when the doorbell chimes and the newest couple on the University faculty enters the scene. The couple, Nick and Honey, slowly become initiated into this night of alcohol, agony, and some serious emotional devastation.

Character Breakdown

Martha (F, 50s): She is the daughter of the president of New Carthage University. She has a strong, abrasive personality and feeds off the constant competition between her and her husband, George. Through her dysfunctional relationship with George and her alcoholic tendencies, Martha’s boisterous personality unfolds leaving the audience questioning how much of her persona is sincere.

George (M, 40s): He is a member of the history department at New Carthage University, and although he has worked in the department for years, he is never able to hold a significant role there. This consistent struggle for power manifests in his relationship and reflects his professional failure. Due to his failures, the once-loving relationship he had with Martha is now defined by sarcasm and frequent acrimony.

Nick (M, 28): Nick has just become a new member of the biology faculty at New Carthage. Based on his handsome looks and clean-cut mannerisms, it is no surprise that Nick is George’s biggest competition. Nick’s biological perspective challenges George’s traditional views, which heightens the tension between them. This tension climaxes when Martha begins to flirt with him in order to aggravate George.

Honey (F, 26): Honey is the petite, bland wife of Nick. Her mousy personality and fragile mental state are shaken by George and Martha’s bold games and displays. After a long night of drinks and frivolity, Honey is the most sloppy character on the stage.