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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. Photo by Scott Suchman.

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

An American masterpiece!

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

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

Headshot for Holly Twyford.

Holly Twyford

Martha

Headshot of Gregory Linington.

Gregory Linington

George

Headshot for Danny Gavigan.

Danny Gavigan

Nick

Headshot of Maggie Wilder.

Maggie Wilder

Honey

From the Gallery

"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

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