Monday, March 12, 2007

Fun and Games with George and Martha

Went to the Ahmanson Theater this afternoon to see Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin starring in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

I first saw this show (with the same leads) a couple of years ago on Broadway. Bill Irwin won a Tony for his performance.

The show is going strong with a meaty script giving all four performers in the cast something to chew on.

Today I was fortunate enough to sit in the second row, so I had a great opportunity to study how the performers bring physicality to their roles.

Turner is on fire throughout the whole show and Irwin is a tightly wound spring that finally gets pushed too hard.

Edward Albee's script holds up as well now as when the play first ran.
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1 comment:

JWS said...

turner is overmatched. her range is too small. irwin was fantastic.