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Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2010-2011 season with Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? directed by Pam MacKinnon. The production features ensemble members Tracy Letts and Amy Morton with Carrie Coon and Madison Dirks. Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? plays December 2, 2010 - February 13, 2011 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. The press performances are Saturday, December 11 at 3 pm and Tuesday, December 14 at 7:30 pm.

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 finds 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 is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony® Award-winning American playwright whose noted works include A Delicate Balance, Seascape, Three Tall Women and The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? Pam MacKinnon returns to Steppenwolf, where she has also directed Good Boys and True. A trusted collaborator of Albee's, MacKinnon recently directed his play Occupant at New York's Signature Theatre, having previously directed productions of Peter and Jerry, The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? and The Play About the Baby.

Steppenwolf's 2010-2011 season explores the theme of public/private self-five stories that examine how the public and private aspects of our lives unfold in an increasingly complex world.

The design team for Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? includes: Todd Rosenthal (sets), Nan Cibula-Jenkins (costumes), Allen Lee Hughes (lights) and Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen (sound). Malcolm Ewen is the Stage Manager and Deb Styer is the Assistant Stage Manager.

Title: Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Director: Pam MacKinnon
Featuring: ensemble members Tracy Letts (George) and Amy Morton (Martha)
with Carrie Coon (Honey) and Madison Dirks (Nick)
Location: Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St.

Dates: Previews: December 2 - 11, 2010
Press performances: Saturday, December 11 at 3 pm and Tuesday, December 21 at 7:30 pm
Opening: Sunday, December 12 at 6 pm
Regular Run: December 14, 2010 - February 13, 2011

Curtain Times: Tuesdays through Sundays at 7:30 pm
(Sunday evening performances through January 16 only)
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 pm
Wednesday matinees on January 19, 26 and February 2, 9 at 2 pm
Note: There is no 7:30 pm performance on Tuesday, December 7; the evening performance on Sunday, December 12 begins at 6 pm; there is no 7:30 pm performance on Friday, December 24; there is no 3 pm or 7:30 pm performance on Saturday, December 25 or Saturday, January 1.

Ticket prices: Previews: $20-$50
Regular Run: $20-$73
Twenty $20 tickets are available at Audience Services beginning at 11 am on the day of each performance (1 pm for Sunday performances). Half-price rush tickets are available one hour before each show. Student discounts available.

Audience Services: 1650 N. Halsted St., 312-335-1650
Online ticketing available at www.steppenwolf.org.

Accessible Performances:
Sign language-interpreted performance: Sunday, January 9, 2011 at 7:30 pm
Audio described performance: Thursday, December 30 at 7:30 pm
Audio described performance with touch tour: Sunday, January 23: 1:30 pm touch tour / 3 pm curtain

Free post-show discussions, sponsored by AT&T, are offered after every performance.

PNC is the Corporate Production Sponsor. The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust is the Foundation Production Sponsor. ComEd is the 2010-2011 Season Lighting Sponsor.

Steppenwolf is located near all forms of public transportation and is wheelchair accessible. Street and lot parking are available. Assistive listening devices and large print programs are available for every performance.

Committed to the principle of ensemble performance through the collaboration of a company of actors, directors and playwrights, Steppenwolf Theatre Company's mission is to advance the vitality and diversity of American theater by nurturing artists, encouraging repeatable creative relationships and contributing new works to the national canon. The company, formed in 1976 by a collective of actors, is dedicated to perpetuating an ethic of mutual respect and the development of artists through on-going group work. Steppenwolf has grown into an internationally renowned company of 43 artists whose talents include acting, directing, playwriting and textual adaptation. For additional information, visit www.steppenwolf.org, www.facebook.com/SteppenwolfTheatre and www.twitter.com/SteppenwolfThtr.

Photo by Saverio Truglia.

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Amy Morton and Tracy Letts

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