Spano, Burns and Chanos Cast in Rubicon's Virginia Woolf?

News   Spano, Burns and Chanos Cast in Rubicon's Virginia Woolf? Initial casting has been announced for the Rubicon Theatre Company's upcoming production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Joe Spano
Joe Spano

The domestic drama, part of the California company's "Brave New World" series, will begin previews Jan. 29, 2009, with an official opening scheduled for Jan. 31, 2009. Performances will continue through Feb. 22 at the Rubicon Theatre. Jenny Sullivan directs a company that includes Joe Spano as George, Karyl Lynn Burns as Martha and Jason Chanos as Nick. The role of Honey has yet to be cast.

"In this electrifying play," press notes state, "we meet George, a disillusioned academic, and Martha, his caustic wife, who have just come home from a faculty party. When a handsome young professor and his mousy wife stop by for a nightcap, an innocent night of fun and games quickly turns dark and dangerous. Long-buried resentments are unleashed as George and Martha turn their rapier-sharp wits against each other, using their guests as pawns in their verbal sparring. By night's end, the secrets of both couples are uncovered and the lies they cling to are exposed."

The production will feature scenic and lighting design by Thomas Giamario, sound design by David Beaudry, costume design by Marcy Froehlich, property design by T. Theresa Scarano and hair and make-up design by Spanky Reynoso. The production stage manager is Kathleen J. Parsons.

The Rubicon says that Woolf? is "an R-rated theatre production containing adult material. . . . Children under 17 are not allowed to attend this production unless by express written consent of a parent or adult guardian or accompanied by a parent or adult guardian."

The Rubicon Theatre is located at 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura, CA. For tickets call (805) 667-2900 or visit www.rubicontheatre.org.