Arts & Culture

Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe” with Kathleen Turner Opens Tuesday, February 6 at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF “WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?” COLLECTS ANOTHER AWARD

ALBEE’S CLASSIC BEGINS PREVIEWS AT THE AHMANSON FEBRUARY 6 

Performances begin Tuesday, February 6, 2007, for the six-week engagement of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” at CTG / Ahmanson Theatre.   The award-winning production starring Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin opens Friday, February 9 and continues through March 18. During the week-long break between their sold-out engagement at the Kennedy Center and the highly anticipated Los Angeles run,  Kathleen Turner received this year’s London Critics’ Circle Award for Best Actress.  Turner had already received the London Evening Standard Award for Best Actress as well as Tony and Olivier Award nominations for her performance as Martha.  Also reprising his role is the five-time Tony-nominated actor Bill Irwin who won the Tony for his portrayal of George.  Joining Turner and Irwin are Kathleen Early who will play Honey and David Furr as Nick.
 A dark comedy with gut-wrenching power, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” received six Tony Award nominations for its run on Broadway in 2005 before moving on to London and more critical acclaim.  During a searing night of fun and games in their living room on the campus of a small New England college, George and Martha entertain a young couple who soon become pawns in their savage exchange of razor-sharp wit and verbal assaults. Edward Albee won the Tony Award for Best Play for the original production in 1963.
Tickets for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” at the Ahmanson Theatre are available by calling Center Theatre Group Audience Services at (213) 628-2772, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office or on-line at www.CenterTheatreGroup.org. Hot Tix, sponsored by American Express, at $20 each can be purchased in advance or, subject to availability, on the day of performance at the box office (cash or American Express only).Edward Albee’s "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" with Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin begins performances Tuesday, February 6 at CTG / Ahmanson Theatre.

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