Boiler Room Theatre to Present WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, 8/23-9/15
The Boiler Room Theatre, Williamson County's original and longest-running professional theatre company, will stage the classic American drama by Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. The production will run from August 23rd through September 15th at the theatre's iconic namesake venue in the historic Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Rd., Building Six, in Franklin, Tennessee.
Edward Albee's masterful dark comedy Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? -- a play that shocked audiences with its brutally honest characters and powerful dialogue in its 1962 Broadway premiere. Set in a college town, the play involves history professor George and his wife, Martha, who have invited new professor Nick and his wife, Honey, to their home one evening after a faculty party. George and Martha engage in increasingly vicious verbal sparring in front of Nick and Honey, pulling the unsuspecting younger couple into the hostility and games leaving them and the audience unable to discern "truth or illusion
Jayme Smith, marks the beginning of her directorial experience at the Boiler Room Theatre, by directing one of America's greatest plays, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Smith, like many in the American theater scene, developed a deep appreciation for this script in the language, the precision, and the length it goes through to discover the depth of human relationships. Smith focuses on the play's razor-sharp comedy, but in the end says that the show is an unashamed picture of the masks and games that rule relationships in modern America. "At its core, it is an amazing Love story. Yet the most startling part of the play is recognizing the bits of George and Martha in our own lives."
Crist and Green face off as George and Martha, one of theatre's most notoriously dysfunctional couples in Albee's hilarious and provocative masterpiece. Green who usually serves as the Boiler Room Theatre's Artistic Director or Musical Director has taken on the challenges of Albee's play head on and he with Crist prove to be a powerful duo on the stage. Promising actor, Tyler Jeffrey Adams is the young, handsome, All-American Nick with newcomer to the Nashville area, Corinne Bupp joining the stage as his young, sodden, and slim hipped wife.
Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, Virginia Woolf missed out on the award due to its adult language & situations. (Parents, be warned...) Powerful, hilarious and hard-hitting, Virginia Woolf promises to be a bumpy ride.
Performances will be held every Friday and Saturday evening during the run at 8 p.m. Unlike other BRT productions, the Tuesday and Thursday shows will begin at 7pm. There will also be a discount Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on September 8 and a "Thrifty Thursday" show at 7 p.m. on August 29. Regular ticket prices are $27 for adults, $25 for seniors (age 60 and up) and students (age 13 through college with valid ID), and $21 for children ages 3 through 12. Matinee prices are $2 less respectively. Thrifty Thursday prices are $17 each. All Tuesday shows are two-for-one ($27 for two tickets; no other discounts apply). Tickets may be purchased by calling the Boiler Room Theatre at 615-794-7744 or ordered online at www.boilerroomtheatre.com.
Following Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf the 2013 Season will continue with The Producers, the Pressure Cooker Winner: City of Light, and Scrooge, the Musical. Tickets may be purchased by contacting the BRT Box Office.