'Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf?' to be presented
Jan 25, 2013 | 2087 views | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Tony Award winning play penned by Edward Albee, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Monday and Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Jobe Hall at Delta State University.

It is being produced in conjunction with The Delta Players at DSU and was originally produced at Greenwood Little Theatre in June of 2012.

Admission is $10 and free with a Delta State I.D.

The play is for mature audiences.

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" tells the story of George and Martha, a middle aged couple, who have a most tumultuous relationship. The play begins when Martha invites the new young couple in town over for late night drinks and some “fun and games.” The result is an emotional roller coaster of an evening where Martha and George reveal their most intimate secrets and fears.

Martha is the daughter of the president of the college where George is an associate professor of history. Nick is a biology professor, who Martha thinks teaches math, and his mousy, brandy-abusing wife.

Once at home, Martha and George continue drinking and engage in relentless, scathing verbal and sometimes physical abuse in front of Nick and Honey. The younger couple is simultaneously fascinated and embarrassed. They stay even though the abuse turns periodically towards them as well.

The play's title, which alludes to the English novelist Virginia Woolf, is also a reference to the song "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" from Walt Disney's animated version of The Three Little Pigs.

In the first few moments of the play, it is revealed that someone sang the song earlier in the evening at a party, although who first sang it remains unclear. Martha repeatedly needles George over whether he found it funny.

The Delta Players production is directed by Michael Ewing and features David Dallas as George, Jamie Jacks as Martha, Alicia Pernell as Honey and Cameron Griffin as Nick.