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Plaza Theatre; Curtains open for 2020-21 season

The Plaza Theatre, on Monterey Square in Wharton, is proud to present Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee. This drama, directed by Joanna Hickey and Jenna Crowell, presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc., New York, takes the Plaza stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 16-25th, 2020. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinee performances beginning at 2:30 p.m.

About the Show

George and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces that she has invited a young couple 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 cross-fired 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. 

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is recommended for mature audiences due to language and adult themes.

“Although many of the Plaza productions are family-friendly, it is imperative that our actors exercise their abilities in compelling adult dramas such as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” said Vice President of Productions Sarah Wilkins. “Audiences will be amazed at the talent we have locally.”

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General admission is $15. Plaza Theatre season ticket holders are reminded they can use their season tickets for this event. Visit www.whartonplazatheatre.org or call the box office at 979-282-2226 to purchase general admission tickets. Seating will be assigned by Plaza staff prior to the performance to ensure social distancing protocols are being followed.

Social Distancing Protocols in Place

We are closely monitoring the requirements for social distancing outlined by the CDC. Limited seating and social distancing protocols will be in place. Arriving to performances earlier than normal is recommended to allow for delays due to proper social distancing protocols. Please see website for up-to-date details and requirements. 

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