CMU School of Drama

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bold casting only part of what makes this 'Virginia Woolf' go

Chicago Tribune: In May of this year, Edward Albee’s 1962 classic “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” became controversial all over again, when the late playwright’s estate withheld the rights for a planned production in Portland, Ore. The reason? The director cast an African-American actor as Nick, the young, up-and-coming biology professor who, along with his wife, Honey, becomes entangled in the drunken late-night “games” of George and Martha.

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