Elevator Repair Service presents a sharp-witted parody of Edward Albee’s classic drama 'Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?", both as a loving homage and fierce feminist take-down. More…
Kate Scelsa slyly subverts the power dynamics of the original play’s not-so-happy couple. In the end, no one will be left unscathed by the ferocity of Martha’s revenge on an unsuspecting patriarchy.
See it if Scelsa's corrosive, funny & highly po-mo send-up of Albee's ...Virginia Woolf w/ bullying feminist Martha "woman-splaining" with a vengence
Don't see it if Author looses narrative thread in last 15 min w/George (ERS vet Vin Knight - brilliant) morphing into a drag Judy Garland singing love songs
See it if 1st several scenes promising send-up of Albee play; parlor game to identify all literary references
Don't see it if soon over-the-top hyper-sexualized/straight and gay jokiness becomes boring; by end spins out of control; some actors can't do satire
See it if you know the play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. It is a lot funnier if you realize what has been changed for this production.
Don't see it if you are unwilling to skim the original play or at least the Cliff notes.
See it if you like funny high-energy satires about how women are portrayed by Albee (and also Tennessee Williams) with many literary references
Don't see it if want satire that is more subtle and not SNL skittish or you don't like the work of Elevator Repair Service; don't like narrators to sum up
See it if Love Virginia Woolf this is for you. Funny, quirky, contemporary take on a classic play.
Don't see it if Don't know Virginia Woolf then it may not be for you.
See it if You're a lover of internet fandoms and Great American Theater. You are conversant with Williams, Albee, Ibsen, and slash.
Don't see it if you can't stand farce or satire. You don't know what fan fiction is (or you do, and you've never read it).
See it if you understand the plot devices of Albee's original and know the issues with it. Plus, if you enjoy ERS way of presenting a story
Don't see it if you prefer a normal, linear, boring theater
See it if you like ERS shows... if you like VERY broad comedy... and if you also have a deep knowledge of the theatrical canon
Don't see it if you don't like experimental, absurdist, satirical, broadly comic works... not everything makes sense... but you'll probably have fun!
See it if You like feminist, absurdist, hilarious, modern, madcap takes on classic plays. This is not your grandpa’s Albee.
Don't see it if You prefer your classics classic. This was deliberately anachronistic and wild.
See it if This prod. is avery funny parody worthy seeing.The writing is great, overall a great production well directed with a very talented actors
Don't see it if You can’t stand overdone loud screaming scenes
See it if If you know Albee's play and are ready for a zany spoof that also tackles other cliches of theater & film. If you liked Collette Richland
Don't see it if You dont know or didnt like the Albee play. Want a logical, explicable succession of events, get impatient if you dont know what's going on
See it if A riff on WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, not a parody, more like a deconstruction on the themes, with amazing actors and a clever script.
Don't see it if you like linear narrative with a developmental arc.
See it if you'd enjoy a send-up of Albee's play. Act I/II follow VW plot; Act III doesn't. Some good directorial touches; strong acting. Often loud.
Don't see it if you want a coherent plot. EF is played for laughs/societal insights. Impressive set. Sometimes you'll laugh; other times, scratch your head.
See it if You like smart absurd comedies. Over the top yet they reign it in and actually leave you with an explanation of it all.
Don't see it if You don’t like farce or just completely ridiculous takes on classics, in this case, Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf.
See it if you want a preposterous, convoluted, over-the-top mash-up of Albee, T Williams, Arthur Miller, Annie Hall, Will & Grace & The Twilight Saga.
Don't see it if you're unfamiliar with Albee's play of which this is meant to be a send-up or a feminist take-down (#fail); you're a fan of Albee's classic.
See it if sketch comedy that takes off on Edward Albee (& Tennessee Williams) sounds like a lot of fun.
Don't see it if a blunt parody of Albee (& Williams) sounds like something you could live without.
See it if You want a parody of Albee & other mid-20th century male playwriting. You want to be entertained. You like non-traditional staging.
Don't see it if You're not familiar w/Albee & his influences.You don't like parody.You want less smug: most of it works, though parts get too much.
See it if you might like a strange reworking of the play that is quirky, camp, and over-the-top. Great comedic timing and delivery by cast.
Don't see it if you want to see the classic version performed on stage. This is totally reworked. The first act is hilarious, but it does lose stream.
See it if Virginia Woolf parody goes way over the top. It's supposed to be a feminist take, but it just seems that Martha is more shrewish here.
Don't see it if And George is more drunk. Nick and Honey are more daffy. I wonder if this would make any sense to anyone who's never seen the original.
See it if you’re interested in feminism played out as an ivory tower abstraction that's barely applicable to real life
Don't see it if you’re most people; prefer plays that don’t rely too much on easy laughs & flattering the audience’s intelligence
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