Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

February 18, 2003

Maria Bjaring

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It's horrible and tragic from the start but it's shocking, funny and insanely intelligent. A black and bitter relationship drama with an ensemble that can not be of the hoes.

Suzanne Reuter says she waited to get in the right age to take on the role of Martha - now I understand why.
With actor Krister Henriksson, Cecilia Frode, and Alexander Skarsgård put us in a heavy relationship drama with constant surprises that may be emotions that go roller coaster.

From the first moment it is terrible, it is tragic but senseless fun, and we burst into laughter while we are all shocked by sylvassa, ironic and hurtful pikes which blare out in a rap dialogue.

Everything happens for a late night ... When the upper class couple Martha and George invite home a young couple for a drink. A night game begins where the participants are brought into the role of oak trees that completely throws out revelations about life secrets, fears and deep-bottomed loneliness. Sitting, standing, lying in the living room, elegant sofas, it is an afterparty that hovers between truth and illusion. Among numerous whiskey and cognac drinks withdrawn their lives to its most protracted and painful tip where everyone loses most.
Martha lives in a false illusion of a family to alcohol for comfort while Georges academic success is a självintalad dream. There are two strong, intelligent fighters who refuse to let go of their reality. Despite an underlying love for each other, they are unable to communicate and demonstrate a masterful talent of cynicism and föraktfullhet. The two roles are mentally and physically demanding as Reuter and Henriksson completes with touch tone, timing and presence.
Martha and George are using the young couple that the audience in his own war with public executions as a target. Until it suddenly appears that even the young couple carrying the hidden secrets, unimagined lusts and desires.
Sometimes you long for dawn so that everything is just over but the games are worse than the worst. Games "pippa lady" and "messing with the guests' are cruel and violent. There are games for life or death ...

Playwright Edward Albee show confluence of two major themes-the identity of the child and solve the nuclear family emptiness and became his great masterpiece. "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" became a scandal hit. The violence and there throughout the play, vulgar language hit like a bomb among the light-parlor comedies and Albee became star overnight.

Although today we are accustomed to rough language and violence all around us so shocked the show and shakes you in both heart and brain. Do not go in the belief that you will be served a light-hearted story. It is at times incredibly fun and it is an emotionally heavy story. For it is about how people can look when we are alone and full of anxiety. We escape reality and show our ugliest.