Stage Coach Players to present ‘Virginia Woolf’

DeKALB – Stage Coach Players will present the classic drama, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” for two weekends in August.

The award-winning play by Edward Albee examines the complexities of a middle-aged married couple with razor-sharp wit and shrewdness. Bernie Schuneman is the director and Jan Booth is assistant director.

The story takes place at the home of a small-town college professor and his wife. Events have turned George and Martha’s marriage into a nasty battleground between two disenchanted, cynical enemies. This battle plays out while they entertain guests at 2 a.m. The new opportunistic professor, Nick, and his naive wife, Honey, have issues of their own that intertwine with the older couple’s warfare.

Excessive alcohol consumption, attempted seduction, mind games and scathing verbal banter are the order of the evening. As events unfold, it is clear that each couple cares for each other, even if in twisted fashions. While an undercurrent of tragedy persists, each couple tries to move forward in their own sometimes unfathomable ways.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12-14 and Aug. 20-21 and 2 p.m. Aug. 15 and 22. Tickets cost $15 each or $13 for seniors and children age 13 and younger. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 815-758-1940. Tickets will be available to purchase online in August.

SCP has updated seating mitigation requirements based on the state’s ”Restore Illinois” COVID-19 Mitigation Guidelines and CDC recommendations. Seating will be at full capacity following the CDC recommendation that unvaccinated people continue to wear masks, including children. Concessions will be available.

Stage Coach Theater is located at 126 S. Fifth St. in DeKalb. For more information, visit