EVERYMAN AT THE PARKWAY: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

EVERYMAN AT THE PARKWAY: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Director: Mike Nichols

1966, USA, 35mm

 

Presented by: Donald Hicken with Everyman Theatre

Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Sandy Dennis, George Segal

Program Notes

Winner of five Academy Awards! Director Mike Nichols (THE GRADUATE) marks his film debut with this electrifying adaptation of Edward Albee’s play about an unhappy middle-aged married couple (Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton) whose evening derails into an alcohol-fueled mind game, ensnaring their houseguests (Sandy Dennis and George Segal) as unwitting pawns. LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT director Donald Hicken will introduce the film and host an informal discussion following the screening.
 
“Here, with a director who knows how to get an actor’s confidence and knows what to do with it after he gets it, [Taylor] does the best work of her career, sustained and urgent.” —The New York Times
 
“Elizabeth Taylor earns every penny of her reported $1 million plus. Her characterization is at once sensual, spiteful, cynical, pitiable, loathsome, lustful and tender.” —Variety
 
Everyman at the Parkway is a six-part film series presented in partnership with the Maryland Film Festival, bringing influential films to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway in conjunction with Everyman Theatre’s 2017/18 season. Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning masterpiece LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (on stage January 31 – March 4, 2018) is a compassionately brutal look at one family’s struggle to fight for and love itself. For more information about the play call 410-752-2208 or visit everymantheatre.org.