The Arts Club Presents: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Comments 67 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Arts Club Theatre Company will be presenting Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? next month with an all-star cast of Gabrielle Rose, Kevin McNulty, Meg Roe, and Craig Erickson.

Virginia Woolf
Meg Roe, Craig Erickson, Gabrielle Rose, Kevin McNulty. Photo by David Cooper.

“A late-night invitation for drinks at George and Martha’s descends into a boozy game of cat and mouse in this raw portrait of a marriage mired in regret and bitterness. A maelstrom of accusation and recrimination, this modern classic is cruelly funny and absolutely compelling.”

The Arts Club’s Artistic Managing Director Bill Millerd says, “When I saw Blackbird Theatre’s production, I knew we had to bring it to the Granville Island Stage and let more people see it. The performances by Gabrielle Rose and Kevin McNulty are brilliant, and John Wright’s production is something that I know people will talk about.” The Blackbird Theatre production went on to be nominated for six Jessie Richardson Awards, winning two.

The ensemble will bring Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to the Granville Island Stage February 10th until March 12th, 2011. Tickets are currently on sale and I also have a pair to give away for the media opening, February 16th. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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    1. DarrenFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 11:46am PST

      Ooh, Virginia Woolf! It’s a wonderful play.

    2. DalFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 11:54am PST

      Sounds exciting!

    3. ShannonFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 12:00pm PST

      My favourite Arts Club show would be Mom’s The Word. As a mom of 2 kids this play had me laughing, crying and wondering how they were able to know my inner most thoughts on being a mother. I’ve seen quite a few shows through The Arts Club (saw It’s A Wonderful Life at Christmas) but this one took the cake for me!

    4. Ian C.Friday, January 28th, 2011 — 12:03pm PST

      Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    5. JessicaFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 12:07pm PST

      That’s easy: Waiting for Godot. Un-be-lievable.

    6. ChandniFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 12:44pm PST

      I very much enjoyed “Les Mis” last year. Wanted to see “Glengarry Glen Ross” but couldn’t make it. Virginia Woolf is one of my favourites so I would love to go to this one!

    7. AnneFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 1:39pm PST

      Ain’t Misbehaving was great!

    8. KelseyFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 1:40pm PST

      I remember seeing the Arts Club do The Glass Menagerie.. loved it!

      When I was younger it was Beauty and the Beast

    9. TillyFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 1:58pm PST

      I would love to win tickets!

    10. Teresa KFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 2:13pm PST

      I haven’t seen one.

    11. SitaFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 2:49pm PST

      My fav so far is Beauty and the Beast but really enjoyed White Christmas as well! 🙂

    12. JeffFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 3:13pm PST

      The last play I went to was really really good. It was a Christmas one but unfortunately I can’t remember the name of it. I actually think it may have been called Its a Wonderful Life.

    13. SandraFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 3:54pm PST

      Just watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” back in December. It was amazing!

    14. VanessaFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 4:26pm PST

      I don’t have one yet!

    15. RalphieFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 5:17pm PST

      White Christmas or “Les Miserables.”

    16. KerryFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 5:35pm PST

      I saw Oliver in Stratford (my one and only theatre visit)and that was awesome! Would love to see more!

    17. Tooth FairyFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 7:54pm PST

    18. Tooth FairyFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 7:57pm PST

      Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Would be my Old Skool fave, honestly haven’t gotten out to any other presenations in a long time!

    19. natalieFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 8:32pm PST

      I watched glengarry glen ross last summer–don’t watch much theatre but would love to change that 🙂

    20. EnnieFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 9:30pm PST

      Beauty and the Beast

    21. KatieFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 9:33pm PST

      Beauty and the Beast

    22. ErinFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 9:53pm PST

      I have only seen two at the Stanley but I think “White Xmas” took the cake.

    23. Anna SutherlandFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 11:24pm PST

      Love, love LOVED Glengarry Glen Ross with Eric McCormack!! So good. I love theatre and really want to see Whose afraid of Virgina Woolf!

    24. AmiFriday, January 28th, 2011 — 11:56pm PST

      i’ve nvr been to any Arts Club shows yet, but I would love to attend one!!! 🙂

    25. Michelle WilliamsonSaturday, January 29th, 2011 — 12:19am PST


    26. Amy W.Saturday, January 29th, 2011 — 12:24am PST

      diary of anne frank!

    27. SherrieSaturday, January 29th, 2011 — 1:21am PST

      One from way way back and what sparked my love for this wonderful journey of theater……Anne Mortifees Reflections on Crooked Walking!!!

    28. TroySaturday, January 29th, 2011 — 4:58am PST

      It’s a Wonderful Life

    29. HeidiSaturday, January 29th, 2011 — 11:50am PST

      Sweeney Todd

    30. BrendaSaturday, January 29th, 2011 — 5:20pm PST

      I haven’t seen anyone yet but I love theatre in general!

    31. DarkoSunday, January 30th, 2011 — 11:58am PST

      Sweeney Todd

    32. LeannaSunday, January 30th, 2011 — 5:29pm PST

      I enjoyed 39 Steps a few years ago. I am looking forward to seeing Craig Erickson! He’s great.

    33. RobinSunday, January 30th, 2011 — 5:43pm PST

      The Rocky Horror Show.

    34. AnnSunday, January 30th, 2011 — 7:12pm PST

      Travels with my Aunt

    35. JenSunday, January 30th, 2011 — 10:20pm PST

      White Christmas at the Arts Club was fantastic!

    36. TracySunday, January 30th, 2011 — 10:24pm PST

      I haven’t seen very many but Les Miserables was wonderful!

    37. TomMonday, January 31st, 2011 — 10:18am PST

      Beauty and the Beast

    38. TiffanyMonday, January 31st, 2011 — 10:53am PST


    39. Jenn H.Monday, January 31st, 2011 — 11:25am PST

      Glengarry glen ross!!!

    40. BethMonday, January 31st, 2011 — 12:04pm PST

      Glengarry Glenross. Amazing.

    41. MaryanneMonday, January 31st, 2011 — 2:21pm PST

      I haven’t yet had a chance to see anything there, would love to!

    42. VeronicaMonday, January 31st, 2011 — 3:09pm PST

      Glengarry Glenross – I really enjoyed it!

    43. CathyMonday, January 31st, 2011 — 3:11pm PST

      Loved their production of “Altar Boyz” for the 2008/09 season!

    44. SeanMonday, January 31st, 2011 — 3:11pm PST

      Floating… excellent…

      Wish I saw Glengarry Glenross.

    45. ErinMonday, January 31st, 2011 — 3:15pm PST

      I just moved here so I haven’t scene any, but I would love to see Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

    46. PhyMonday, January 31st, 2011 — 3:27pm PST

      Sexy Laundry! It was my first and last to date. 🙁

    47. Trish KostianMonday, January 31st, 2011 — 4:00pm PST

      Just moved into the area… and loving it!
      Never been to the Art Club Theatre for a show, but hoping to win tickets to finally go! Keeping all my fingers and toes crossed!

    48. KFonMonday, January 31st, 2011 — 4:56pm PST

      I was a big fan of the Black Rider. So creepy and cool.

    49. MeghanMonday, January 31st, 2011 — 6:06pm PST

      My fav was ‘The Buddy Holly Story’.

    50. MichelleMonday, January 31st, 2011 — 8:08pm PST


    51. taylor lorenMonday, January 31st, 2011 — 10:27pm PST

      it’s a wonderful life, the classic!

    52. LindaMonday, January 31st, 2011 — 11:15pm PST

      We won tickets to …IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS:THE MUSICAL – loved it… got us into the Christmas spirit.

    53. Heather ETuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 10:43am PST

      Skydive! It was amazing!

    54. AbigailTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 1:39pm PST

      Diary of Anne Frank and Beckys New Car were excellent.

    55. DeeAnnTuesday, February 1st, 2011 — 11:55pm PST

      I haven’t seen a show there yet but I heard that “Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf” is really really good, so I’m hoping to win tickets to see it!

    56. BonitaWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 10:28am PST

      LOVED White Christmas! It was everything I had expected and heard it would be and more! The fact that the audience sang along at the end was amazing.

    57. ArtsRationalWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 10:40am PST

      Waiting For GodoT!!

    58. Andy C.Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 10:44am PST

      Glengarry Glen Ross

    59. BlakeWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 3:23pm PST

      I loved The Buddy Holly story. It rocked!

    60. LucretiaWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 7:37pm PST

      Have only recently returned from a number of years abroad but took my Mom to see Mom’s the word when she was visiting from out of town many years ago and I think it made her year — great show, great vibes and a nicely sentimental while still realistic tone.

    61. MelissaWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 8:46pm PST

      Haven’t been to The Arts Club yet and would really love to go!

    62. MWednesday, February 2nd, 2011 — 11:35pm PST

      have to say it was ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’!

    63. MonicaThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 9:28am PST

      Don Quiote

    64. Laura McNaughtThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 1:17pm PST

      White Christmas! But I’m biased…

    65. LauraThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 2:04pm PST

      I had planned to buy Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? tickets for my mum for Christmas, but the ticket agent talked me into August: Osage County and I’m so glad he did. If you hasn’t seen it, go and see it tonight. It was one of the best plays I’ve been to.

    66. VeronicaThursday, February 3rd, 2011 — 4:01pm PST

      sounds awesome!

    67. HarjitTuesday, February 8th, 2011 — 9:44pm PST

      White Christmas brought out the joy of the season and the festivis for the rest of us. 🙂

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