“WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?” TO END ECU SCREENS SEASON

Imelda Staunton stars in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," being presented by ECU SCREENS on Friday, May 4. (Photo by Johan Persson).

To wrap up its spring season, ECU SCREENS is presenting a recorded-live production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” on Friday, May 4, at 6:30 pm in the Raymond J. Estep Multimedia Center of the Bill S. Cole University Center.

This new production of Edward Albee’s emotionally charged drama, recorded live at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London, stars Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter) and Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones) as Martha and George.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple is drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.

The New York Times describes this new production as “the most searing London account of Edward Albee’s 1962 theatrical landmark” and says “the audience hangs on both sparring partners’ every breath.” The Guardian exclaims “This is one of those rare occasions when play, performance and production perfectly coalesce” and points out the play’s exploration of “the slipping between truth and illusion.” According to The Independent, it is the “most high-energy and the funniest version” of Albee’s classic.

General admission tickets are $10. Admission is $5 for ECU students. Tickets may be purchased at the door. This presentation is for mature audiences. Running time is three hours.

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woof is presented by ECU SCREENS, whose mission is to bring memorable cinematic experiences to ECU, Ada, and the surrounding communities. ECU SCREENS is supported by the ECU Foundation, the Cultural Activities Committee, and the Department of English and Languages, and it relies on work provided by student volunteers from Sigma Tau Delta (ECU’s English Honors Society) and ECU’s Honors Student Association.

To learn more about ECU SCREENS and the spring schedule, like the ECU SCREENS Facebook page or visit ecuscreens.blogspot.com. Dr. Rebecca Nicholson-Weir, co-director of ECU SCREENS, may be contacted at (580) 559-5929 or rnichlsn@ecok.edu.

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