The legendary Tony Award® winning Broadway play which first took center stage on Saturday October 13, 1962 is back fifty years later to the exact date with its original Steppenwolf cast, led by Tracy Letts and Amy Morton (the playwright and the star of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning smash hit August: Osage County).
Letts and Morton face off as George and Martha, a dysfunctional married couple in Albee’s provocative (also hilarious) masterpiece. They are joined by Carrie Coon and Madison Dirks as the unwitting young couple invited over to George and Martha’s for an unforgettable night of cocktails and crossfire.
When director Pam McKinnon was asked to share her experience tackling Albee’s masterpiece, she said, “I think of Edward’s play as fractals: the small moments reveal the whole and vice versa; there is a same-similar geometry to be obeyed. Every beat bundles tragedy with comedy.” She went on to summarize, “It’s through slights and public hits and humiliations do George and Martha pledge all out war.”
Edward Albee, author of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is often referred to as one of the great American playwrights, and known for his experimentation with human character that often involves aggression, weakness and twisted pleasures.
Run time for this Broadway play is approximately 3 hours, including two 10-minute intermissions.
Ticket sales have now been extended through February 24, 2013–for info on how to buy tickets, click here.
This production takes place in the Booth Theatre, located at: 225 West 45th St. (between Broadway and 8th Ave)
From the Flatiron district where the MAve Hotel is located, this is a 10-15 minute cab ride.