At South Lakes: 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'

At South Lakes: 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'

'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' will be performed on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Little Theatre at South Lakes High School 11400 South Lakes Drive in Reston.

With its debut in 1962, Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" shocked and awed American audiences. In an era of suburban family values in the "Leave it to Beaver" style, this controversial play went against the current of pop culture in its startling look at the truth behind two marriages. Uta Hagen and Arthur Hill originally portrayed the starring roles, and Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton memorably reprised them in the film version. Known to theatre aficionados and lovers of literature alike, "Woolf" is one of the great dramas of the 20th Century.

The play follows George (D.J. Cashmere/Sam Repshas) and Martha (Natasha Parnian/Sarah Marsden), a married couple embittered over the years, as they arrive home after a Saturday night gathering. Unbeknownst to George, his wife has invited guests over: Nick (Derek Yale/Jesse Johnson/Stephen Cashmere), a new professor at the university, and his wife, Honey (Michelle Johnson/Katie Cohen). As the night progresses, the complexities of George and Martha's relationship become clear, and the unwitting Nick and Honey become pawns in the marital dysfunction of their hosts.