Ellen Crawford, best known for her role as Nurse Lydia Wright on "ER," will continue sparring with real-life husband Mike Genovese as monsterous marrieds Martha and George in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. The production, a transfer from San Diego Repertory Theatre, will extend an extra month at Los Angeles' Blank Theatre through Oct. 20.
After 23 years of bitter, biting marriage, it only takes a little alcohol to get Marth and George to start tearing at each other's throats in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Their unwilling participants in battle are the smug and handsome Nick and his ditzy wife Honey. Before long, the quiet evening between college faculty members turns into full-fledged war. Albee won three Pulitzer Prizes and two Tony Awards, one for Virginia Woolf? and one for his most recent play, The Goat or Who is Sylvia?.
Joining Crawford and Genovese are Peter Friedrich and Ginger Williams. Williams' credits include "The Majestic" and "Cruel Intentions."
Todd Salovey directs. The San Diego Rep associate artistic director was highly praised for his 1999 50th anniversary production of Death of a Salesman, which featured both Genovese and Friedrich.
Tickets are $25 with a $15 rush ticket for students and seniors. The Blank Theatre plays at the 2nd Stage Theatre in Hollywood. For reservations, call (323) 661-9827. The Blank Theatre is on the web at http://www.TheBlank.com. — By Christine Ehren