PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Something sinister is brewing over at Portsmouth High School, where a small team of actors and technical crew are working tirelessly to put on a production of Edward Albee’s award-winning play, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The play, originally published in 1962, features a middle-aged couple who invite guests to their home for one exhilarating night of inebriation, sadistic games, and spilled secrets.
Georgie and Martha (played by seniors Charlie Silveria and Anabelle Gibson) unravel not only their own dysfunctional relationship, but also the marriage of young couple Nick and Honey (senior Michael Rossi and junior Olivia Brennan).
Courtney Satterley and Sheli Beck Silveria serve respectively as the director and drama mentor of the production. Satterley attends Portsmouth High School, and is directing the production as her senior project.
All profits from the show will benefit the Kate Grana Music and Arts Association (KGMAA).KGMAA is an organization formed in 2018 to honor the memory of educator Kate Grana, and to fund renovations to Portsmouth High School’s auditorium and music suite.
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? showcases at Portsmouth High School, March 1 and 2 at 7 p.m.
For mature audiences only, contains adult content.
Refreshments will be available for purchase during both intermissions, and the cost of general admission is a recommended donation of $5.