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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

The Bing’s Stage to Screen series has brought filmed versions of international theatrical productions to Spokane for a couple of years now, and next on its docket is a screening of the London-based National Theatre’s take on the 1962 play Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Most people are probably familiar with Edward Albee’s pitch-black comedy through Mike Nichols’ Oscar-winning film adaptation, featuring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton at their most caustic, but this version is in good hands with Imelda Staunton and Game of Thrones’ Conleth Hill as Martha and George, the antagonistic middle-aged marrieds who invite a much younger couple over for a booze-drenched evening of intellectual one-upmanship and emotional wounds. All these years later, it’s still an abrasive, nerve-jangling piece of theater.

Sun, Sept. 17 at 2 pm • $13/$15 adults, $7/$9 students • Bing Crosby Theater • 901 W. Sprague • • 227-7638

— Nathan Weinbender

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