Day Shares 'Virginia Woolf' Program Notes

Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017, 9:01am

Curtain Players presents Edward Albee’s play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? for eight performances beginning Friday October 20 at the 5691 Harlem Road playhouse.

Michael Day directs the production, and he shares the following thoughts in the production program.

Day writes:

“Truth and Illusion.

“We all put on a false face when it seems to be required. Pretending to be happy in a mind-numbing job, being constantly “on” when entertaining guests, hiding unhappiness in a dead marriage. Only by finding moments of truth do we survive life with any sanity intact.

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is an American classic. It presents us with timeless challenges to our belief systems. It puts four distinct characters on display, each of whom hides from the real world behind a mask of his and her own making. And it is only through the destruction of those masks that any hope for future happiness, truth, survives.

“I’d like to dedicate my work on this production to the memory of Bobby Hipp, who for 13 years was my Truth.”

In Albee's award-winning iconic play, a middle-aged college professor and his wife invite into their home an unwitting younger couple for drinks after a late-night faculty party. The resulting evening is a wicked jumble of mind games, attempted seductions, and shattering revelations.

The play runs October 20-21, 27-29, and November 3-5. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 PM. Sunday matinees have a 2 o’clock start time. Order tickets by clicking here. Patrons may choose their seats based on availability.  Due to strong language and adult situations, this show is recommended for mature audiences.