Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf | Redtwist Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Recommended Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Oct. 11 2015

The middle-aged married couple in Edward Albee's semipsychotic classic, energetically presented here by Redtwist Theatre, can tell lies that sound like secrets and secrets that sound like lies better than anybody. When Jacqueline Grandt's sexy, splenetic Martha and Brian Parry's submissive, saintly George invite Nick and Honey home for drinks after a late-night faculty party at the college where George teaches history, the inexperienced younger couple becomes unwillingly involved in a quarrel whose sadism borders on moral avant-gardism. The actors handle with grace the subtler moments in the lulls between Albee's verbal fireworks. When Nick tries to one-up one of George's jokes with a dorky riff, George smiles with such quiet condescension we practically feel him winking at us. —Jena Cutie

Price: $30-$35, $25-$30 students and seniors



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