The French revival of Edward Albee's classic Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? (Qui a peur de Virginia Woolf ?) has entered its second successful year. At the end of September, Marie-Christine Barrault replaced Beatrice Agenin in the role of Martha.
Barrault's film credits include Cousin, Cousine (which inspired the American version called Cousins), The Medusa Touch with Richard Burton, and Woody Allen's Stardust Memories. She is scheduled to appear in a new production of Tennessee Williams' Glass Menagerie around March 1998.
Opposite Barrault is Jean-Pierre Cassel as George. Cassel has played under the direction of directors like Renoir, Bunuel, Lumet and Altman. Cassel is also a performer and has played in the London production of A Chorus Line in 1977. He will perform in New York on Nov. 8 with French diva Liliane Montevecchi, as part of the 92nd St. Y's annual "Cabaret in concert" series. Due to Cassel's New York appearance, there will be no performances of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? on Nov. 7, 8 and 9.
For tickets and information on Qui a peur de Virginia Woolf ? at the Theatre de l'Oeuvre, call 331 44 53 88 88.
-- By Stephane Ly-Cuong