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Late Greats: Readings of Emily Dickinson, Robert Herrick, William Butler Yeats, Kobayashi Issa, and Virginia Woolf

Micro is a podcast for short but powerful writing. Each episode features a few short pieces of fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or poetry read by the author. Drums and dewdrops, white moths and waves. They’re great, they’re late, and their words still echo among us. With pieces selected by our very own May May Kaufman, please enjoy our first “Late/Greats” episode. We have five pieces for you today—some you may know, and some you may not.
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Addison Independent

‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ comes to Middlebury

The Middlebury Community Players “Company Be” presents the mesmerizing and controversial play that revolutionized American theater, Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”. We’re glad you’re interested in this valuable content! Please understand that in order for us to be able to fund reporters covering...

I’m Afraid of "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

James Turano as George, Andrea Uppling as Martha, Keenan Odenkirk as Nick, and Rachel Livingston as Honey. The performance space of the Invictus Theatre Company is small—smaller, certainly, than I anticipated, a black box on Chicago’s North Side set up to seat perhaps thirty guests a night for this season’s production: Edward Albee’s American classic, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? In this configuration, the audience, pressed close in four tight rows, takes up less space than the modest, cottage-style living room that stretches across the stage. The actors wear no microphones because the front row is close enough to reach out and touch them. Shattered bottles and violent shouts send the audience recoiling in their chairs. If nothing else, Invictus Theatre’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is an eminently personal experience.

Review: Invictus Theatre Shatters the Illusion of the American Marriage in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is one of those classics with faces and names etched on my memory. I was probably too young to see it when it premiered in 1966 but some years later, I saw it at the Roseland Theatre with my mom and her friend. The movie screen has its own illusional qualities that make the bare-knuckle brawling of George and Martha safely distanced. Invictus Theatre Company’s artistic director Charles Askenaizer helms this Edward Albee script to put the anger and burned dreams of that famous couple in your face. In this storefront space, the performance is intense like that carnival ride with the centrifugal force that pins you to the wall as the floor falls away. You remember the terror but you get on that ride anyway.
South Pasadena News

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Geffen Playhouse

George and Martha, the American theater’s most notoriously dysfunctional couple, have invited the young and naive Nick and Honey over for drinks. What begins as harmless patter escalates to outright marital warfare, with the provincial newcomers caught in the crossfire. Geffen Playhouse celebrates the 60th anniversary of the hilarious and harrowing Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, arguably Edward Albee’s most famous and most vicious masterpiece.

Hadestown and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Dazzle L.A. Stages

The Los Angeles engagement of HADESTOWN, the most honored show of the 2018-2019 Broadway season, has finally opened at Center Theatre Group’s Ahmanson Theatre after being postponed from 2020. Born from the music of celebrated singer-songwriter and Tony Award® winner Anaïs Mitchell, and developed with innovative director and Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, it marks the first time in over a decade and the fourth time in Broadway history that a woman has been the sole author of a musical: writing the music, lyrics and book. With Chavkin, her artistic collaborator, their tale of love and loss has been transformed into a genre-defying new musical that blends modern American folk music with New Orleans-inspired jazz to reimagine a sweeping ancient tale.

‘Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ Review: A Fearless Calista Flockhart Tears Into Zachary Quinto in 60th Anniversary Revival

Click here to read the full article. The trick of stage acting comes in playing the same thing every night as if it were happening for the first time, right there in front of the audience’s eyes. But once-controversial American classic “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” calls for something different. Edward Albee wrote a play in which we get to observe the latest round in a cruel and competitive game of escalating insults between career-stalled history professor George and Martha, the wife who makes vicious sport of her disappointment. In the gnarly “Groundhog Day” nightmare that is their marriage, the...
Santa Barbara Independent

Review | ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ in Los Angeles

The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles presents Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, with masterful performances by Zachery Quinto as George and Calista Flockhart as Martha. George and Martha are a middle-aged couple in New England in this classic work. He works at the university, and she’s the university president’s daughter. Martha invites a new professor and his wife over for a nightcap after a faculty party. This unwitting young couple is caught in the crossfire of George and Martha’s abusive emotional games as they drink far too much and taunt each other mercilessly.

Zachary Quinto on Starring in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ and When the Next ‘Star Trek’ Film Will Happen

Most moviegoers know him as Dr. Spock in the Star Trek franchise, but Zachary Quinto is first and foremost a theater rat. A nominee and winner of numerous awards for his work in plays like Angels in America, The Glass Menagerie and more recently, The Boys in the Band, he’s now undertaking perhaps his toughest stage role to date — George in the Edward Albee classic, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Opening April 28 at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse, the new production, directed by Gordon Greenberg, also stars Aimee Carrero as Honey, Graham Phillips as her husband, Nick, and Calista Flockhart...
Austin Chronicle

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

These days, productions at the City Theatre feel like a litmus test for one's ability to sit through three-plus hours of live theater after a two-year Covid hiatus. And not just any theater. We’re talking risk-taking, game-changing, word-heavy plays the likes of Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband which was the company’s first full-length production of the season, and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? which opened this past weekend.

Everything You Need To Know About Virginia Woolf

Author Roxana Robinson will interview Anne E. Fernald, editor of “The Oxford Handbook of Virginia Woolf,” in a Zoom talk sponsored by the Cornwall Library in Cornwall, Conn., on Sunday, April 3, at 4 p.m. Registration is required at Designed for students, scholars and everyday readers, “The...

Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? Author drawn into statue row as council reviews her memorial

Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf? The author has been drawn into a council review of statues aimed at making monuments more “inclusive”, it can be revealed. The writer’s memorial outside her former Bloombsury home has been dragged into audit work planned by Camden Council, after the local authority drew up a framework to address commemorations linked to “racism, slavery… imperialism”.