Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? takes an uncomfortably vicious look at the disintegration of a marriage in 1960s New England. George and Martha, a middle-aged, upper-middle-class couple, invite a younger couple home after a party one night and play out all their anger and frustration publicly, drawing the young couple into their vitriolic relationship. This play is primarily concerned with marriage, destruction, and the illusions that help people live their day-to-day lives.

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