Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf At Patio Playhouse Theater

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Edward Albee’s 1962 darkly comedic and controversial play stands as a milestone achievement of realistic drama…one of the greatest plays ever written.

Show runs: May 5-28, 2017
Showtimes:
Fri & Sat, 8:00pm
Sun, 2:00pm

For more info and tickets, go to patioplayhouse.com
116 South Kalmia St, Escondido
760-746-6669

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, which is cross-fired between both couples, 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.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf by Edward Albee
Directed by Brent Stringfield
Produced by Deborah Zimmer & Laurissa Rudgers
Martha – Kelli Harless; George – Brian P. Evans; Honey – Laurissa Rudgers; Nick – Clayton Gage
Contains strong dramatic themes that may not be suitable for younger children.

About Patio Playhouse Community and Youth Theater:
Patio Playhouse is Escondido’s only community theater. Established in 1967, Patio Playhouse is located in the heart of Escondido, and puts on a full season of entertaining, varied performances, including musicals, adult dramas and comedies, and a unique fee-free youth theater model which introduces live theatre to children through performance/crew opportunities and school performances.  Patio Playhouse is an independent, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To find out more about Patio Playhouse, please visit www.patioplayhouse.com or find us on social media.


This event is part of Escondido’s 2nd Saturday Arts & Culture program!
For more information, click here.
This fantastic collection of diverse cultural experiences still includes the wondrously eclectic art galleries of Escondido’s historic downtown and has grown to include arts, theater, museums and historical and educational experiences all around the area… and all throughout the day. Bring the kids, enjoy a date night, or a girls night out… there’s something for everyone!

2nd Saturday Escondido Arts Culture

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