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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, by Edward Albee
Thursday, April 15, 2004
I absolutely loved this production. This was the first time I've had the opportunity to see this script performed, and it exceeded my expectations.

For me, the best part of the show was the believability of the actors. Each of the four actors seemed so natural that I truly felt they were real people. I was able to be wrapped up in the world of Martha and George, rather than being reminded that I was watching a play. Margot Skinner as Martha was practically perfect; Tracy Letts as George inhabited the character so thoroughly that I lost all sense of Mr. Letts as an actor--a beautiful performance. Courtney Patterson's Honey was both pitiable and unlovable, and a bright foil to the tension of Martha's and George's forcefulness. Joe Knezevich as Nick also turned in quite a strong performance, although it perhaps did not reach quite the same level of seething intensity found in the others' work.

My only quibble with the performance was slight. At one point, George grabs Martha by the hair in order to force her to listen to him. That one moment of stage violence was poorly enough executed to take me out of the reality of the scene. The other bits of violence, however, seemed believable and focused.

The beauty of these actors' work was well matched by the fabulously detailed set design and the terrific lighting. These designers did an excellent job of intensifying focus and heightening the overall feel of the play.

All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed this production. It was painful to watch and mentally exhausting, which is just as it should be. A great job all around.

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