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WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Hosts Marriage Counselor Night, Nov 15


Producers of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which began performances on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), have announced that on Thursday, November 15, they will bring a group of marriage counselors and therapists in to see the production. Following the performance there will be a short talkback with members of the cast, director Pam MacKinnon and Jean Petrucelli, Ph.D., a well-known clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. Dr. Petrucelli will discuss the many complex issues the play raises about marriage and relationships and why George and Martha, despite being a couple of the early 60s, still resonate with audiences today.

Dr. Petrucelli is editor of the books "Knowing, Not-Knowing & Sort-of-Knowing: Psychoanalysis and the Experience of Uncertainty" and "Longing: Psychoanalytic Musings on Desire."

Directed by Tony Award nominee Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park), Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? features the original Steppenwolf cast led by Tracy Letts and Amy Morton, the playwright and the star of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning smash hit August: Osage County. The two face off as George and Martha, one of theatre's most notoriously dysfunctional couples in Albee's hilarious and provocative masterpiece. They are joined by Carrie Coon and Madison Dirks as the unwitting young couple invited over to George and Martha's for an unforgettable night of cocktails and crossfire.

Tickets can be purchased at Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200.

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. Steppenwolf 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.

This production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? originally ran at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company from December 2, 2010 – February 13, 2011 before transferring to Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage, where it ran from February 25 – April 10, 2011.

The Broadway production will feature the original Steppenwolf creative team: Todd Rosenthal (set design), Nan Cibula-Jenkins (costume design), Allen Lee Hughes (light design) and Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (sound design).

Steppenwolf's production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is presented on Broadway by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Susan Quint Gallin, Mary Lu Roffe, Kit Seidel, Amy Danis & Mark Johannes, Patty Baker, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Richard Gross, JAM Theatricals, Cheryl Lachowicz, Michael Palitz, Dramatic Forces/Angelina Fiordellisi, Luigi Caiola, Rose Caiola, Ken Greiner, Kathleen K. Johnson, Kirmser Ponturo Fund, Will Trice, and GFOUR Productions. Richards and Frankel previously teamed up with Steppenwolf (Artistic Director Martha Lavey and Executive Director David Hawkanson) to present ensemble member Tracy Letts' Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning production of August: Osage County and Superior Donuts on Broadway.

Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow

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