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

Open Audition for the females in this classic drama, a sensation in its time, is April 11 at 7:00 PM at Acting Ensemble, 602 E. Mishawaka Avenue in Mishawaka.  7 performances take place (Thursdays through Sundays) between June 16 and 26, 2022 at Acting Ensemble’s new home; Ensemble on the Avenue, 602 E. Mishawaka Avenue in Mishawaka. Familiarity with the play is beneficial. Be prepared to do cold readings from the script. Anyone interested in assisting backstage and with costumes or props is also encouraged to come to auditions.

THE STORY: 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 crossfired 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.

Auditioning for 2 females, aged 18 – 65 Mark Allen Carter directs, and production dates are June 17 – 26, 2022.  Characters are George and Martha and Nick and Honey.

This play contains adult themes and language, and close physical contact. If you have questions or need to schedule an alternative audition time, please email info@actingensemble.com

Winner of the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play. The Broadway production of this play was a shattering and memorable experience and proclaimed the author as a major American playwright.

“This is a Big One.” —NY Journal-American.

“…a scorching, scalding, revealing and completely engrossing drama.” —Women’s Wear Daily.

“…a brilliant piece of writing.” —NY Herald-Tribune.

 

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