Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Director's Notes

With this production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf I aim to direct a thrilling, evocative and ultimately healing show.  This is a play that is both emotionally shocking and poetically beautiful. A work of art that seeps into your heart, spirit and very bones, containing the potential to bring about deeply personal growth.  The audience is allowed to experience the full gamut of expression (passion, fear, sadness, anger, laughter and peace) via Martha, George, Honey and Nick, from the safety of their seat.  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is about breaking the old patterns that hold us back and Albee's innately positive message is presented in a poetic, clever, enthralling package. After the show one should be inclined to ponder, compare and contemplate.  At the heart of the play is an inTOXICating love story buried by the muck of past sorrows and unexpressed regret. We all have dark areas that remain hidden in the shadows. No matter how painful the journey might be, in the end it is always more beneficial to be honest with others and ourselves.  With a variety of undercurrents; twisted, eerie and sensual we watch Albee's story unfold with shocking surprises, surreal notes of silliness and at the finale', a strange serenity.  I see this play as a wonderfully cathartic experience, a direct encouragement of Albee's motto; that we live our live as truthfully as possible, stripping away the facade of illusions until we are left with the shining core of our true center, which often remains hidden beneath a variety of addictions both literal and internal, all of which only serve to dim our precious individual light.  Most often our harshest enemy is our self.  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf stands up for the magic and strength of metamorphosis.