Synopsis

On the campus of a small New England college, George and Martha invite a new professor and his wife home for a nightcap. As the cocktails flow, the young couple find themselves caught in the crossfire of a savage marital war where the combatants attack the self deceptions they forged for their own survival. Ensemble members Tracy Letts and Amy Morton face off as one of theatre’s most notoriously dysfunctional couples in Albee’s hilarious and harrowing masterpiece.

Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a part of the 2010-2011 Subscription Season, which includes Detroit, Sex with Strangers, The Hot L Baltimore and Middletown.

Watch & Listen

  1. The Tony Awards 2013 - Edward Albee

    The Tony Awards 2013 - Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

  2. The Scene: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Hosted by the Young Adult Council

    The Scene: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Hosted by the Young Adult Council

  3. #053 Madison Dirks on Virginia Woolf

    #053 Madison Dirks on Virginia Woolf

  4. #052: Stage Manager Malcolm Ewen on Steppenwolf

    #052: Stage Manager Malcolm Ewen on Steppenwolf

  5. Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Wine Tasting

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

  6. EXPLORE: The World of Who

    EXPLORE: The World of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

  7. Who

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Audience Response

  8. Carrie Coon on Who

    Carrie Coon on Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

  9. Who

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf in Production

  10. Virginia Woolf Costume Renderings

    Virginia Woolf Costume Renderings

  11. Virginia Woolf in Rehearsal

    Virginia Woolf in Rehearsal

  12. Steppenwolf

    Steppenwolf's 2010-2011 Season Theme

Cast & Artists

The Artists

The Cast

  • Carrie Coon
  • Madison Dirks

Featured Ensemble Members

Reviews

“It's a show you mustn't miss.”
-Wall Street Journal.

“Makes you feel like an embedded reporter in a harrowing living room war “
–CST

“Entirely engrossing, filled with achingly honest vulnerability and tenderness “
-Variety

“Morton—raw and desperate, is devastating”
–New York Times

“Letts’ commanding performance will surely come as no surprise to local theatergoers”
–New York Times

“Electrifying, often relevatory revival of this American classic is sure to make history”
-Chicago Sun Times

“Letts and Morton’s singular, canny performances flip the familiar WOOLF that’s fixed in our minds”
–Time Out Chicago

“No hotter ticket to stick in someone’s stocking.”
–Chicago Tribune

Program Articles

Speaking with "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Playwright Edward Albee

An interview with playwright Edward Albee, director Pam MacKinnon and Artistic Director Martha Lavey

Letter from Artistic Director on Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Can we survive the scrutiny of our American Dream?

The Politics of Virginia Woolf

A restless George and Martha quietly conceived a son.

Speaking with "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Playwright Edward Albee

An interview with playwright Edward Albee, director Pam MacKinnon and Artistic Director Martha Lavey

Letter from Artistic Director on Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Can we survive the scrutiny of our American Dream?

The Politics of Virginia Woolf

A restless George and Martha quietly conceived a son.

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