• 48°

Waterworks announces auditions for ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’

The Waterworks Players next production is “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” Edward Albee’s iconic work that defined the genre of the psychological drama.

The original Broadway production won both the 1963 Tony Award for Best Play and the 1962–63 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play.   

The Waterworks Players are looking for a cast of four, two men and two women.

Martha (older woman 40-50s) is married to George and is a daddy’s girl with an acid tongue and a quick, sometimes malicious mind. She has suffered great emotional trauma.

George (older man 40-50s) is a member of the history department at New Carthage University, married to Martha in a once loving relationship and now frequented by acrimony.

He possesses a brilliant mind but feels disempowered and lashes out at others through sarcasm.

Nick (younger man 20-30s) has just become a new member of the biology faculty at New Carthage University and is looking to climb up in the world; he is confident and focused on his future, on science and the American dream. Honey (younger woman 20-30s) is the petite mousy, and anxious wife of the young Nick.

She has a weak stomach and prefers to avoid issues than dwell in their complexities.

Auditions will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday at the Waterworks Theater.

The show runs Feb. 5-6, 12-13.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the Waterworks Players at (434) 392-3452 or http://waterworksplayers.org/.