By Edward Albee
DIRECTED BY: Frank scozzari
George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn’t care less. But underneath the edgy banter, which is crossfired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. George and Martha’s inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.sweet valentine to a little man with a big heart.
Recommended for Audiences ages 16+ for moderate, infrequent adult language, adult situations and mild violence.
Dates: October 20-November 4, 2017
Location: Belfry Playhouse
Tickets go on sale: September 13, 2017 (Want tickets early? Become a member today!)
Audition and Casting Information:
Submissions open: July 18, 2017
Audition Dates: August 15/17 7-9pm
August 17 12-4pm
Callbacks: August 22 7-10pm
For audition details visit our Auditions Page
Please note, some roles may be cast from our Season Auditions, held on August 5, 2017. Season Auditions are open to all, and information is available on our Auditions page.
George (Male 40-55) A 46-year-old member of the history department at New Carthage University. George is married to Martha, in a once loving relationship now defined by sarcasm and frequent acrimony.
Martha (Female 40-55) Martha is the 52-year-old daughter of the president of New Carthage University. She is married to George, though disappointed with his aborted academic career. She attempts to have an affair with Nick.
Nick (Male 25-30) Nick has just become a new member of the biology faculty at New Carthage University. He is 28 years old, good-looking, Midwestern, and clean-cut. He is married to Honey.
Honey (Female 25-30) Honey is the petite, bland wife of Nick. She is 26 years old, has a weak stomach, and is not the brightest bulb of the bunch.
Director: Frank Scozzari
Assistant Director: Marty Snowden
Assistant Stage Manager:
Properties: Becca Parker*
Program/Publicity: Meredith Jones
Box Office Manager: Daniel O’Brien
*Indicates current or previous LAT Pro Company member.