Charleston Stage Company Holds Auditions This Weekend

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Charleston Stage Company Holds Auditions This Weekend

Charleston Stage Company will hold auditions for Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf? this Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10, 2:00pm at the WVSU Capitol Center Theatre, 123 Summers St Charleston.

In this American classic by Edward Albee, the intense Martha and bitter George, who have a very disturbing relationship, engage in an alcohol fueled night of "fun and games" with the unsuspecting young couple Nick and Honey. Parts are avalible for two men and two women; Martha, age 45-60, George, age 50-60, Nick and Honey, late 20's. For more information please visit www.charlestonstagecompany.com or call 304-766-5721.

George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn't care less. But underneath the edgy banter, which is crossfired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. George and Martha's inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.

George - 46, an associate professor of history at New Carthage University. George is a bitter man, his relationship with Martha now defined by sarcasm and frequent acrimony. Martha - 52, daughter of the president of New Carthage University. She is married to George, biting and acerbic. She is not afraid to verbally abuse George, in company, for his failures.

Nick - 28, a new professor invited over for a nightcap at George and Martha's after a party, good-looking, Midwestern, and clean-cut. He is married to Honey.

Honey - 26, the petite, bland wife of Nick. She has a liking for brandy and a weak stomach. She has secrets of her own



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