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Campus stages Albee classic

Cristin Thomas plays Martha and Felicia Taylor plays Honey in the NE production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Oct. 17-19 in the Northeast Theater at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday.  Photo by Brandon Tompkins/The Collegian
Cristin Thomas plays Martha and Felicia Taylor plays Honey in the NE production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Oct. 17-19 in the Northeast Theater at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday. Photo by Brandon Tompkins/The Collegian

By Elissa Banfill/reporter

Cristin Thomas plays Martha and Felicia Taylor plays Honey in the NE production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Oct. 17-19 in the Northeast Theater at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday.  Photo by Brandon Tompkins/The Collegian
Cristin Thomas plays Martha and Felicia Taylor plays Honey in the NE production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf Oct. 17-19 in the Northeast Theater at 8 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday. Photo by Brandon Tompkins/The Collegian

The party’s over and now, alone in their house, George sings, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Virginia Woolf?” Knowing she’s been beat, Martha replies, “I am, George … I am.”

TCC’s production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf, which opens Oct. 17, is far from one simple set and four cast members.

“ I’ve always loved this play,” director Stephen Thomas of the NE theater department said. “It’s an actor’s dream.”

The play, set in a modern 1962, is a night full of slams, verbal attacks, embarrassment and controversies.

The main characters, George and Martha, are a couple whose marriage has gone down the drain through the years.

“ It’s compelling with few scene changes. This is a play where you can focus primarily on the acting itself,” Thomas said.

The cast is made up of three students and one professional actor, Cristin Thomas, the wife of the director.

“ It has been wonderful working with someone who has a lot of experience. She pushes you and forces you to meet her level,” NE student Trent Myer said.

In the play, the couple invite Professor Nick and his wife Honey to their home after a party.

Once home, George and Martha continue drinking and engaging in verbal slurs and even physical abuse.
It’s all centered around the professor and his wife, who are embarrassed, yet somewhat fascinated.

Myer said the role of George was the hardest role he ever studied.

“ I enjoy a challenge,” said Myer “So I auditioned and got the part.”

When researching his character, Myer searched for professors at different universities. He based his looks on a history professor at Harvard University. He said there is a little George in him.

“ Yes, you could say that. I’m a crazy kook,” he said.

The rest of the cast includes NE Students Zach Brown as Professor Nick and Felicia Taylor as Honey.

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