WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF



Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

“A Play With ‘Great Staying Power Because It Has a Lot to Say’”

— John Schneider / Shepherd Express

[Local Archive]

by Edward Albee
Directed by Mark Neufang


History professor George and his boozy wife, Martha, return late one Saturday night from a cocktail party at the home of the college president, Martha’s father. Martha announces that she invited another couple, newly appointed instructor Nick and his timid wife, Honey, over for a nightcap. When the younger couple arrives, the night erupts into a no-holds-barred torrent of marital angst and verbal tirades.

CAST:
Amy Hansmann as Martha
Bryant Mason as George
Matt Specht as Nick
Cara Johnston as Honey



Amy is beyond thrilled and humbled to be a part of this magnificent beast of a show. It has been a tremendous joy to work with this team of artists. Some of her favorite roles include the title role in Macbeth and Emma in Betrayal with Soulstice Theater and Becky in Becky’s New Car with Forge Theater. She has also performed with Bialystock & Bloom, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Next Act Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Bunny Gumbo and Boulevard Ensemble. Thank you to friends, family, colleagues and caffeine for your patience and support. Eternal love and gratitude to Tim and Nick.

Amy Hansmann
as Martha

Bryant moved to Milwaukee in 2012 to start a family with his wonderful Wisconsin-born wife. Previous theatre includes: Acacia Theatre Company (The Endurance of Light), Mad Rogues/née Bard & Bourbon (Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Richard III), Original Practices Mke (As You Like It); and many more. MFA, FSU/Asolo Conservatory. BA, University of Dallas. He is excited to be part of the Milwaukee arts community, recently accepting the role of Artistic Director with Mad Rogues (née Bard & Bourbon). MFA, FSU/Asolo Conservatory; BA, University of Dallas.

Bryant Mason
as George

Matt is thrilled to be making his MEG debut as Nick. Favorite past roles include John Jones in The Realistic Joneses (Boulevard Theatre), Uncle Louie in Lost in Yonkers (Racine Theatre Guild), Bernard in Boeing Boeing (RTG), Prof. Harold Hill in The Music Man (RTG), and Harry Roat, Jr. in Wait Until Dark (RTG). Next, he can be seen as Jester in TheaterRED’s production of Once Upon a Mattress. Matt is the singer/songwriter/pianist/guitarist for the indie pop rock band Rainy Day Crush. He’s a published poet and somewhat accomplished painter. For more info, check out www.jumpymatt.com.

Matt Specht
as Nick

Cara happily returns to the MEG stage. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Cara relocated to Milwaukee with her husband, Dustin, and her pet rabbit, Ozma. Selected credits include: Little Wars with MEG, The Violet Hour at Renaissance Theatreworks, Quality Street at Acacia Theatre and Becky’s New Car at Forge Theater. Happy Halloween!

Cara Johnston
as Honey

Performance Schedule

Opening Night, Closing Night, Performances:
Doors Open – 7pm | Curtain – 7:30pm
Matinee:
Doors Open – 1:30pm | Curtain – 2pm

Day Date Notes
Friday October 18 Opening Night
Saturday October 19 Performance
Friday October 25 Performance
Saturday October 26 Performance
Sunday October 27 Matinee
Thursday October 31 Performance
Friday November 1 Performance
Saturday November 2 Performance

For more information on this show,
or for other Live Entertainment events at the
Brumder Mansion, call Tom Marks at (414) 388-9104


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