A young couple sit on a couch and talk in a 50's style living room. Two older people look at the couple while drinking liquor.
Danny Gavigan as Nick and Gregory Linington as George in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, directed by Aaron Posner. Photo by Scott Suchman.

Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

An American masterpiece!

date January 21, 2017 — February 19, 2017
duration ~3 hours and 15 minutes with two intermissions
rating Recommended for ages 17 and older
accessibility Accessible

George and Martha invite Nick and Honey to their home after a faculty party. What awaits their late-night guests is not a welcoming nightcap but tempestuous verbal sparring fueled by alcohol and 20 years of marital dysfunction. Filled with acerbic wit, Albee’s play is both wildly funny and heart-wrenching, exposing the fears and secrets of both couples as the lines between reality and illusion blur. Aaron Posner directs an all-local cast featuring Holly Twyford as Martha, Gregory Linington as George, Maggie Wilder as Honey and Danny Gavigan as Nick. This production has been Helen Hayes Recommended ©.


Artistic Team

Writer Edward Albee
Director Aaron Posner
Scenic Design Meghan Raham
Costume Design Kelsey Hunt
Lighting Design Jesse Belsky
Sound Design and Original Music Daniel Kluger
Hair and Make-Up Design Anne Nesmith
Dialects and Voice Director Leigh Wilson Smiley
Production Stage Manager Brandon Prendergast
Assistant Stage Manager Julia Singer
Casting Patrick Pearson

Cast

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Holly Twyford

Martha

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Gregory Linington

George

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Danny Gavigan

Nick

Silhouette of a human head on black.

Maggie Wilder

Honey

From the Gallery

A man holds up an upset older woman while another man talks to her. A second woman sits on a couch behind them looking concerned.

(Left to right) Holly Twyford as Martha, Danny Gavigan as Nick, Maggie Wilder as Honey and Gregory Linington as George in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” directed by Aaron Posner. Photo by Scott Suchman.

An older man sits on an ottoman and talks to a younger man sitting in a lounge chair. The younger man holds a drink.

Danny Gavigan as Nick and Gregory Linington as George in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” directed by Aaron Posner. Photo by Scott Suchman.

A young couple sit on a couch and talk in a 50's style living room. Two older people look at the couple while drinking liquor.

Danny Gavigan as Nick and Gregory Linington as George in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” directed by Aaron Posner. Photo by Scott Suchman.

A man in a 50's style suit stands and talks.

Danny Gavigan as Nick and Gregory Linington as George in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” directed by Aaron Posner. Photo by Scott Suchman.

A woman in a floral dress sits on a barstool and drinks some liquor.

Maggie Wilder as Honey in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” directed by Aaron Posner. Photo by Scott Suchman.

An older man in glasses sits on a stool and talks within a 50's style living room.

Gregory Linington as George in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” directed by Aaron Posner. Photo by Scott Suchman.

A man in glasses and a tan vest stands and looks straight ahead.

Gregory Linington as George in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” directed by Aaron Posner. Photo by Scott Suchman.

An older man and a younger man talk animatedly. The younger man holds his suit jacket in his hands

Danny Gavigan as Nick and Gregory Linington as George in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” directed by Aaron Posner. Photo by Scott Suchman.

A woman wearing a green dress sits on her knees on a couch. Behind her an older man stands, out of focus.

Holly Twyford as Martha with (background) Gregory Linington as George in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” directed by Aaron Posner. Photo by Scott Suchman.

A younger woman and an older woman sit on a couch and laugh together, while an older man sits on the back of the couch. They all hold drinks.

Maggie Wilder as Honey, Gregory Linington as George and Holly Twyford as Martha in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” directed by Aaron Posner. Photo by Scott Suchman.

A younger woman and older man sit together on a couch and talk. Behind them a young man embraces an older woman.

(Left to right) Danny Gavigan as Nick, Holly Twyford as Martha, Maggie Wilder as Honey and Gregory Linington as George in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” directed by Aaron Posner. Photo by Scott Suchman.

An older man sits on a couch and speaks angrily to an older woman who stands over him.

Gregory Linington as George and Holly Twyford as Martha in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” directed by Aaron Posner. Photo by Scott Suchman.

A young man and a young woman embrace each other and look to the left of the frame, concerned.

Danny Gavigan as Nick and Maggie Wilder as Honey in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” directed by Aaron Posner. Photo by Scott Suchman.

An older woman sits on her knees on a couch and hands a drink to an older man who stands behind the couch.

Gregory Linington as George and Holly Twyford as Martha in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” directed by Aaron Posner. Photo by Scott Suchman.

A woman and a man stand and look at an older man sitting in a foreground reading a book.

Gregory Linington as George, Holly Twyford as Martha and Danny Gavigan as Nick in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” directed by Aaron Posner. Photo by Scott Suchman.

A woman and a man stand and look at an older man sitting in a foreground reading a book.

Gregory Linington as George, Holly Twyford as Martha and Danny Gavigan as Nick in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” directed by Aaron Posner. Photo by Scott Suchman.

An older woman in a green dress sits on a couch and laughs while holding a drink.

Holly Twyford as Martha in the Ford’s Theatre production of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” directed by Aaron Posner. Photo by Scott Suchman.

"One of Ford’s Theatre’s finest hours! Washington audiences are getting as good as this toxically funny masterwork gives."
– The Washington Post
"Five stars! Powerful cast! Scathingly funny!"
– DC Theatre Scene
"A potent, memorable concoction! A fast and furious battle of emotional, psychological and verbal poetry."
– Metro Weekly
"Masterful production!"
– Theatermania
"Stunning! Gut punching, razor sharp and pitch black hilarious!"
– DC Metro Theatre Arts
"These actors are magnetic! Jam-packed with hilarity and devastation."
– DCist
"Holly Twyford's portrayal of Martha is undoubtedly one of the best stage performances you are liable to see in D.C. this year."
– Broadway World

Latest Posts From Ford’s Theatre

Our Sponsors