Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opens this evening, Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), exactly 50 years to the day of the play's original Broadway opening on Saturday, October 13, 1962.
One of America's most acclaimed theatre ensembles takes on one of the greatest plays of the 20th century in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Directed by Tony Award nominee Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park), the production will feature the original Steppenwolf cast led by Tracy Letts and Amy Morton, the playwright and the star of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning smash hit August: Osage County. The two will face off as George and Martha, one of theatre's most notoriously dysfunctional couples in Albee's hilarious and provocative masterpiece. They will be joined by Carrie Coon and Madison Dirks as the unwitting young couple invited over to George and Martha's for an unforgettable night of cocktails and crossfire.
Tracy Letts (George) is an ensemble member and Artistic Associate at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. He last appeared at Yale Repertory Theatre in The Realistic Joneses, by Will Eno. Previous Steppenwolf credits include Penelope, American Buffalo (also the McCarter), Betrayal, The Pillowman, The Pain and the Itch, The Dresser, Homebody/Kabul, The Dazzle, Glengarry Glen Ross (also in Dublin and Toronto), Three Days of Rain, many others. Other Chicago credits include Bouncers and Fun & Nobody (Next Lab), 'Tis Pity She's a Whore and The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (A Red Orchid Theatre), Conquest of the South Pole (Famous Door), many others. His only previous New York stage appearance was in Orson's Shadow at the Barrow Street Theatre. As a playwright, Mr. Letts is the author of Killer Joe, Bug, Man From Nebraska (Pulitzer finalist), August: Osage County (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award for Best Play), and Superior Donuts.
Amy Morton (Martha) is an actor, director and member of Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. As an actor, she has appeared in over 30 productions for the theatre, and has appeared on Broadway in August: Osage County, (receiving Tony and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress), as well as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Film credits include: Up In the Air, The Dilemma, Rookie of the Year, 8mm, Falling Down, and the soon to be released independent feature film, Bluebird for Killer Films. She appears throughout Season 2 in the Starz series, "Boss." Directing credits at Steppenwolf include, Penelope, Clybourne Park, American Buffalo (also at McCarter Theatre), Glengarry Glen Ross (also at the Dublin and Toronto Theatre Festivals), The Pollowman, Dublin Carol (also at Trinity Rep Theatre), Topdog/Underdog (also at The Alley Theatre) and many others. Other directing credits: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the ALLIANCE THEATRE and Awake and Sing! at Northlight Theatre. Prior to joining Steppenwolf, Amy was a member of The Remains Theatre Ensemble for 15 years.
Carrie Coon (Honey) is honored to make her Broadway debut. Regional theater credits include: Three Sisters, The March (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Arena Stage); The Girl in the Yellow Dress (Next Theatre Company); The Real Thing (Writers' Theatre); Magnolia (Goodman Theatre); Bronte (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company), Reasons to Be Pretty, Blackbird (Renaissance Theaterworks); The Diary of Anne Frank, Anna Christie, Our Town (Madison Repertory Theatre); and four seasons with the American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Television and film credits include The Playboy Club, various commercials and One in a Million. A native of Copley, Ohio, she received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.