One of theatre’s most notoriously dysfunctional couples faced off in Edward Albee’s hilarious and harrowing masterpiece.
On the campus of a small New England college, George (Tracy Letts) and Martha (Amy Morton) invite a new professor and his wife home for a nightcap. As the cocktails flow, the young couple finds themselves caught in the crossfire of a savage marital war where the combatants attack the self-deceptions they forged for their own survival. Tracy Letts and Amy Morton faced off as one of theatre’s most notoriously dysfunctional couples in this revival of Edward Albee’s Tony Award-winning Best Play.
This is the fourth Broadway production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. The previous parings of George and Martha were Uta Hagen and Arthur Hill (1962); Colleen Dewhurst and Ben Gazzara (1976); and Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin (2005). Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton starred in a 1966 film adaptation. This production began at Steppenwolf Theatre Co. in Chicago and played the Arena Stage in Washington, DC, before coming to New York.