By William Ferrall, Contributing Writer
Don’t fear seeing “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” at Theatre Workshop of Nantucket. There’s a lot of bite in this impressive production of one of the greatest plays of the 20th century.
For fans of daytime TV serials, the “soaps” as they’re known, it’s a chance to see vivid and engaging performances by award-winning actors Kim Zimmer and Robert Newman, the colorful pair of Reva and Josh on the long-running CBS drama “Guiding Light.”
Edward Albee’s dark masterpiece puts him and the play in the pantheon of modern American drama with Eugene O’Neil, Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller. Despite its three-hour length and unrelenting acrimony, this faithful rendering of Albee’s masterful script, with fine performances by four skilled actors, demands that an avid theater-goer not miss it.
When considering a staged production of “Woolf,” let’s dismiss with the elephant in the room: a bright pink elephant in the context of the play’s alcohol-fueled action. Don’t expect a replication of the famed award-winning movie version. In truth, many prominent actors have played the roles in many different major stage productions. TWN’s rendition of “Woolf” would rank among the best.