An elderly professor, George, and his wife, Martha, invite university newcomer, Nick, and his wife, Honey, over to their place for a late night party. As the night passes, they find themselves caught in the middle of a marital conflict. Fuelled by alcohol and using language as weapon, they are compelled to blemish, hurt, seduce and manipulate, in order to wound their opponents. In the end, mad lies become their only hope. How will this night of torment end?
Truth and illusion - can we tell the difference between the two? Do we have the courage to live in a world with no illusion but our true self?
After its successful premier in Huayi 2012, this production will be travelling to the Macau Arts Festival in June 2013.
Directed and translated by Nelson Chia
Written by Edward Albee
Set design by Wong Chee Wai
Lighting design by Lim Woan Wen
Sound art by Darren Ng
Costume design by Koh Wan Ching
Props design by Chan Lee Lee
Johnny Ng as George
Liow Shi Suen as Martha
Jeffrey Low as Nick
Mia Chee as Honey
Translated and directed by Nelson Chia
Performed in Mandarin, with English, Chinese & Portuguese surtitles.
A Macau Arts Festival programme.
Date and time
1 Jun 2013, Sat, 8pm
2 Jun 2013, Sun, 3pm
Dom Pedro V Theatre, MACAU.
MOP (Macau Pataca) 120, 100.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Originally commissioned by Esplanade for Huayi 2012 Festival.
Produced by special arrangement with WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVOR ENTERTAINMENT, LLC.