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Still Three Chances to See: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Folks are raving about Monday Night’s performance of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The Improv Asylum was packed wall to wall for the first of four shows. There are still three more chances to see the play in the upcoming week.

Adequate Productions, a new live, local theater venture in the North End is presenting Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, created entirely by current and former North Enders: Laurie D’Elia, James Cimino, Korey McIsaac and Angela Holahan take the action on stage, while Lauren B. Nelson and Michael Roitman remain back stage pulling the strings. Tickets are available at the door and on the Improv Asylum website.

Here are the details:
Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Improv Asylum on Hanover Street in Boston’s North End.

  • Sunday, September 8, 2013 @ 2pm AND 7pm
  • Monday, September 9, 2013 @ 7pm

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door or online here:

NOTE: This is a PG13 show for language, mild violence and adult situations. The cast recommends that adults leave the kids at home and enjoy a night with your friends, including a convenient cash bar. It’s a small theater and we’re only doing four shows, so get your tickets early, and often.

You can also “like” Adequate Productions on Facebook and follow @thatsadequate on Twitter. Please email with any questions.

9 Replies to “Still Three Chances to See: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

  1. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Is one of my favorite films. I was skeptical about this show when I went Monday night, but I was pleasantly surprised. I hope everyone goes to the final three shows. This cast does a great job with very funny, very dark material. So worth the ticket price!

  2. I was at opening night and can’t say enough good things about the show. The performances were above and beyond what I expected. Not to sound cliche but I really did laugh and cry.

    I highly recommend it and for $20 a ticket you won’t find a better bargain in Boston.

  3. Lauren B. Nelson’s new production of “Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?” has opened at the Improv Asylum theatre on hanover street and is definitely worth a visit . She has assembled a first-rate cast which includes Laurie D’Elia, James Cimino, Korey McIsaac and Angela Holahan all of whom bring to life the power and poetry of this great American play… Ms. D’Elia , the only member of the cast that I have seen before , is electrifying as Martha and James Cimino, who plays her husband George is superb …Cimino’s scenes at the top of act two when he indulges in a sly cat-and -mouse game with nick, played by Korey McIsaac, are wicked and sublime.. and McIsaac invests Nick with a charm that belies his ambition: his Nick is, far and away, the best Nick I have ever seen .., and as his wife Honey, Angela Holahan, manages to be funny, silly, and tender all at once, which illustrates how accomplished an actress she is … Lauren B.Nelson has been providing quality theatre in the north end for some time now, and that she and her gifted company are without a permanent home is both shocking and sad. I am hoping that changes and I am certain that Edward Albee, that great man of the American theatre, would most definitely agree…….a.p.

  4. I was one of the fortunate attendees for Opening Night. As usual, the evening exceeded all expectations. Whose afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a real departure for the extremely talented Lauren Nelson. I have seen almost all of her productions and was curious to see how such a dark show would compare.It was apparent from the opening scene, that any reservations, on my part were quickly eliminated. The casting was superb. Laurie D’Elia’s portrayal of the acerbic Martha, showed her range and talent, in a whole different category.

    Equally impressive was James Cimino, as the long suffering spouse, who had his own methods of dealing with Martha. Korey Mc Isaac and Angela Holahan,convincingly played their parts, as the unsuspecting late night guests who quickly discover that this was one evening they would never forget.

    The real star of the evening , who didn’t take a most deserved bow was Lauren Nelson. She like Laurie D’Elia moved into another realm with this show. Kudos to all for an unforgettable evening. I hope that we will see much more of Adequate Productions and their very talented

  5. Edward Albee’s dark and tragic play shines bright with Adequate Production’s cast and crew. I thoroughly enjoyed the actors’ portrayals of all four intensely broken characters, the use of period music and the attention to detail in costume and staging. Well done! I will be telling my friends, and look forward to more plays by this talented group of individuals.

  6. Like many of the commenters here, I was at opening night last Monday. I echo their comments: I went into the show with suspended expectations, and was simply blown away by what took place. The power, professionalism and passion of the performances were breathtaking. Like any great play performance, or successful TV show, this ensemble cast struck a perfect balance with each other. There was real chemistry. I was transported from the Improv theatre to this captivating couple’s living room and was afforded the first-hand opportunity to experience a slice of their fascinating, troubled, interesting, bizarre, comical and dark life, right along with them. That, for me, is the mark of a good performance. This is too good to be considered merely “community theatre” as many probably regard it. All four actors were wonderful in their roles. It was worth every modest penny and more, I felt. From the show’s program, you learn that, with no established organization to back them, Lauren, Matt and team created a production company of their own, from scratch. They should be commended. With that company, they have produced something exquisite. Bravo! I look forward to future productions.

  7. I, too, was fortunate enough to attend opening night and had a front row seat. The performances will blow you away and it’s in our own backyard. Bravo to all involved.
    Don’t miss this show!

  8. Congratulations to all involved! I too was at the opening show and LOVED it. I am so very impressed with Lauren and Matt’s perseverance in creating Adequate Productions and for following thru with putting on this play. Our neighborhood is lucky to have such hard working, and community minded folks.

    I loved all the actors in their roles – Kudos all!

    Break a leg for the upcoming three performances!

  9. Thank you all so much for supporting our play… I am so happy to hear that you all enjoyed our performance.. We look forward to the next 3 shows and once again thank you for spreading the word about our wonderful play and for giving us such positive feedback..

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