FREE-RAIN THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
WHO'S AFRAID OF
BY EDWARD ALBEE
Directed by Cate Clelland
31 August - 17 September 2022
Run time: approx. 3 hours 15 minutes
(including two intervals)
Content: Contains themes of domestic violence, smoking of herbal cigarettes
Winner of the Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play
GEORGE [murderously]: I’m really looking forward to this, Martha.
George and Martha are having the new couple over for drinks. That it’s two in the morning and the booze has already been flowing only serves to make the upcoming game of Get the Guests more interesting. But as the marital sparring intensifies, the night spills into frenzy and none of them will make it to sunrise intact.
Act One is called Fun and Games, Act Three is called The Exorcism. In between is one hell of a scrap between two of the most battered and brilliant prizefighters of twentieth-century drama. This is a funny and exhilarating look at what happens when truth and illusion go for each other’s throats in the citadel of liberal democracy.
“…a scorching, scalding, revealing and completely engrossing drama.”
-Women’s Wear Daily
“…a brilliant piece of writing.”