Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?
— John Schneider / Shepherd Express
“It’s really just four people, but it really feels like a powerful journey into the nature of human connection.’”
— Russ Bickerstaff / The Small Stage
“If you can handle this dark drama and look behind closed doors to see the sometimes unnerving truth, don’t miss this impressive showing of an outstanding classic.”
— Julie McHale / The Waukesha Freeman
“’the Brumder is the perfect venue for this play—the intimacy of the house forces the audience to be a participant, willingly or not.’”
— Charles Grosz / Shepherd Express
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Opening Night, Closing Night, Performances:
Doors Open – 7pm | Curtain – 7:30pm
Doors Open – 1:30pm | Curtain – 2pm
|Friday||October 18||Opening Night|
|Friday||October 25||SOLD OUT!|
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