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Actors Theatre of San Francisco
855 Bush St. San Francisco, CA 94108
415-345-1287
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15 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 31 2009

Certainly one of our best theater evenings ever! Can't say enough!
Fantastic!

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8 reviews
11 stars
attended Oct 29 2009

Outstanding production. A thunderous delivery, so good in fact, given the extraordinary performances by leads Christian Philips (George)and Rachel Klyce (Martha), who were so natural in role, one could not help but be entirely engrossed in the...continued

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16 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 19 2009

Deliciously vicious! If you've seen the movie you know what you're in for as far as the "game" between George and Martha but trust me, Taylor and Burton got nuthin' on these actors. Among the most amazing, riveting performances we've ever seen...continued

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Winner of the Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award

Description

Martha, the daughter of the college president, much to the consternation of her husband, George, a “forty something” professor of history, invites for late night drinks a newly arrived on campus and ambitious young academic, Nick, and his naive wife, Honey.  Fueled by prodigious consumption of alcohol, George and Martha ensnare the guests in their no holds barred verbal warfare during which the deepest confidences are betrayed, facades of civility ripped away, pretension and self respect destroyed. And yet the curious alliance of George and Martha survives the maelstrom of their drunken Saturday night and gives promise of redemption in the dawn of Sunday morning.

 

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opened at Broadway’s Billy Rose Theater on October 3, 1963, starring Uta Hagen and Arthur Hill as the battling George and Martha. It ran for 664 performances and won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award andy the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play. It was made into a popular film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in 1966, for which Taylor won an Academy Award for Best Actress.

The title refers to Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), an influential British feminist writer who pioneered the ‘stream of consciousness’ literary style while examining the psychological and emotional motives of her characters. She suffered from mental illness and ultimately went insane and committed suicide.

This Actors Theatre of San Francisco production features Christian Phillips as George, Rachel Klyce as Martha, Alex Garcia as Nick and Jessica Coghill as Honey. Directed by Keith Phillips, Assisted by John Krause. Design by Biz Duncan, Rachel Klyce, James Baldock.

About the Ticket Supplier: Actors Theatre of San Francisco

Founded in August of 1989 by a group of professional actors and directors who shared a common desire to produce ensemble theatre works, the founding members of the Actors Theatre of San Francisco committed themselves to creating a permanent repertory company whose work would reflect their ideals of ensemble theatre: a theatre where all the participants share the same artistic vision, have a unified approach to the rehearsal process and a desire to create revelatory theatre that surpasses their desire for individual gain. The founding members gave themselves no restriction as to style, content or period. Instead, they committed themselves to producing theatre that is designed to enlighten and illuminate the human condition.