Theatre approaches opening date for ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

EUNICE - Bonnie Pitre contemplates her empty glass while Gabe Ortego reflects on the emotional turmoil of the moment.

Meanwhile, Deborah D. Ardoin seeks understanding from David McGee as they explore their marital difficulties. All this is in preparation for their respective roles as Honey, Nick, Martha and George in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” the first show of the Eunice Players’ Theatre’s 40th anniversary season, written by Edward Albee and directed by Jody L. Powell.

The play features some of Albee’s most electrifying writing as the sharply defined characters goad each other with psychological realism and rude language. The bitterness in George and Martha’s marriage forms the backdrop for an evening of fun and games when Nick and Honey innocently drop in for a nightcap. The younger couple is unwittingly drawn into alcohol-induced exploits, forcing them to get a preview of what their life could become. This play is intended for mature audiences.

The play begins with a matinee on Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m. Evening performances are Wednesday through Saturday, April 29, through May 2, at 7 p.m. Tickets for these performances are $10 and available at David Ltd. Hair and Nail Salon on Second St. or by calling 546-0163. Dinner theatre is Tuesday, April 28, at 6 p.m. at Nick’s on Second St., with the performance immediately following. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at Nick’s or by calling 457-4921. The theatre is located at 121 S. Second St. in Eunice.

This information is optional, if you have space: Season tickets may still be purchased by calling 457-2156 or 546-0163. For $20 a season ticket includes three shows, reservation rights, voting privileges and an invitation to the 40th Annual Irving Awards. Angel and patron packages are also available for purchase. The theatre is located at 121 S. Second St. in Eunice.

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