Pick of the Day: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

With a title that references what playwright Edward Albee once described as “a rather typical, university intellectual joke,” Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? plays out in three intense acts: “Fun and Games,” “Walpurgisnacht,” and “The Exorcism.” Set in Connecticut, the play revolves around unhappily married George (a college professor) and Martha (daughter of the college president), a pair Albee named after America’s First Couple. After a faculty party, Martha invites a young couple over for cocktails and a series of cruel party games — “Humiliate the Host,” “Get the Guests,” “Hump the Hostess,” and “Bringing Up Baby.” Brimming with booze and vulgarity, the Tony winner develops into a claustrophobic meltdown known to elicit both cringes and laughter. Roberto Prestigiacomo directs the AtticRep production. $10-$25; 2:30pm Sun, Aug 12;  The Attic Theatre, One Trinity Place, (210) 999-8524, atticrep.org. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com.