The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center’s Charlottesville Players Guild and the Hammer Theatre are partnering to bring you three nights of Edward Albee’s Marriage Play. This collaboration was born out of friendship, community and the recognition of a need in the theatre community. Two theatrical institutions partnering to create some beautiful art and fill a financial need. This type of collaboration is what should be the foundation of community theatre, however all too often it crumbles under the weight of ego and competition. Authentic community is created from fierce love, understanding and full celebration of our humanness. It is from this place we present a piece of art created by two passionate artists, which benefits an organization they care about.
Marriage Play was commissioned by Vienna’s English Theatre and premiered in 1987. The story follows Gillian and Jack a couple who have been married for decades. It begins with Jack’s announcement that he is leaving. Gillian retorts with disbelief and asks him to try it again. It has been described as a less sophisticated version of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe also by Albee.
Tickets are $25 and will be held at will call.
April 27 & 28 house will open at 7pm, the performance will begin at 730pm.
April 29 house will open at 730pm, the performance will be at 8pm.