In the legendary play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” the Pulitzer Prize winner Edward Albee brings to the fore two couples, two different generations, two different worldviews.
“This play for me is one of the masterpieces of world drama. I loved it since I worked as an assistant director with Antonis Antipas at Aplo theater. Some years had to pass before I decided to upload it. There is no masterpiece that is not current. Humans live with our vital lies, with our narratives and this is what Albie demonstrates among many others. The sad thing is that the same is happening at the level of states worldwide” notes director Orestis Tatsis in NEWS 24/7.
As for where he directs his focus in this show, he says: “for me, the show is the actors. That’s where I focus. In our show I try to remind the viewer that what they are seeing is theater. Because theater is a lie that tells truths”.
Edward Albee, in his most famous work, succeeds with vitriolic humor and having as accomplices alcohol and the past, to capture the vital lies of the protagonists, but also of world history, masterfully connecting interpersonal relationships with international reality. Orestis Tatsis outlines the two couples and their dynamics… “The Pulinger Prize winner Edward Albee brings to the fore two couples, two different generations, two different worldviews. The “society of coercion” from the recent past which seems to be slowly saying goodbye to us, leaving its remains in our souls. And the “achievement society” that gallops from the future and already defines our lives. He was prophetic.”
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
Translation: Jenny Mastoraki
Directed by: Orestis Tatsis
Sets – Costumes: Kostantinos Zamanis
Music Composition: Thodoris Ambazis
Lighting design: Melina Masha
Martha: Natalia Stylianou
George: Dimitris Xanthopoulos
Nick: Angelos Andriopoulos
Hani: Seminar Panigiropoulou
For 16 performances, every Monday and Tuesday, in the Lower Stage of the “Apo Michanis” theater.