Valley Playhouse Auditions for "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"


  • Auditions for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


  • Thursday, May 25 at 7 pm and Saturday, May 27 at 1 pm.


  • 2 East Wolfe Street, Harrisonburg, VA


  • Roles for 2 women and 2 men, performances October 12 – 22, 2017 at Court Square Theater.  

Valley Playhouse is pleased to be holding auditions for the Edward Albee classic Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Directed by Tom Arthur.  Scripts are available in the reserved section of Massanutten Regional Library in Harrisonburg. Prepared materials are not necessary.

THE STORY: 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 suddenly inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn't care less. 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 seemingly been the foundation 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.

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