Ben Brantley says of the show "Ms. Scelsa has a take-no-prisoners approach to satire that sends deconstructionist theories of feminist and gender studies way up into the ether, where they flare and fizzle like fireworks."
Entire review HERE
Extended through June 30th - but must close then! www.everyonesfine.com for all the info
1. See Everyone’s Fine With Virginia Woolf
Martha strikes back.
The always-fascinating Elevator Repair Service debuts a new play by ensemble member Kate Scelsa. Part homage to Edward Albee’s classic Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and part feminist evisceration of it, it promises a wild evening of subverted power dynamics and fierce “revenge on an unsuspecting patriarchy.” —Sara Holdren
Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, through June 30.
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"Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf" is on the New York Times list "13 Plays and Muiscals to Go to in N.Y.C. This Weekend"
‘EVERYONE’S FINE WITH VIRGINIA WOOLF’ at Abrons Arts Center (previews start on June 1; opens on June 12). Who’s afraid of Elevator Repair Service? A devised theater company with an affectionate and mutinous approach to great American classics, E.R.S. returns with Kate Scelsa’s new play, a feminist explosion of the Edward Albee four-hander. John Collins directs Annie McNamara, April Matthis, Mike Iveson and Vin Knight.
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Runs at Abrons Arts Center only through June 24th - All info about the show HERE
Announcements in Broadway World and Theatermania of the cast and creative team for Everyone's Fine!
Elevator Repair Service, "one of the city's few truly essential theater companies" (New York Times), is pleased to present the world premiere of Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf, a new play written by longtime company member Kate Scelsa and directed by Elevator Repair Service Artistic Director John Collins. A sharp-witted parody of a celebrated American drama, Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf is, in turns, loving homage and fierce feminist take-down. In her incisive and hilarious reinvention of Edward Albee's classic Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Scelsa slyly subverts the power dynamics of the original play's not-so-happy couple. In the end, no one will be left unscathed by the ferocity of Martha's revenge on an unsuspecting patriarchy.
The cast for Everyone's Fine With Virginia Woolf features Elevator Repair Service veterans and includes Annie McNamara as Martha, April Matthis as Honey, Mike Iveson as Nick, Vin Knight as George, and Lindsay Hockaday as Carmilla. The creative team includes Louisa Thompson (sets), Kaye Voyce (costumes), Ryan Seelig (lights), Ben Williams (sound), Amanda Villalobos (props), Maurina Lioce (production stage manager) and Ariana Smart Truman (producer).
From the New York Times:
“Everyone’s Fine With Virginia Woolf,” a parody of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” will have its premiere next spring in a staging by the innovative troupe Elevator Repair Service (“Gatz”).
The production is part of the coming season at Abrons Arts Center, a downtown home of adventurous performance and visual art, the organization announced on Sunday.
Elevator Repair Service, whose stage adaptations of “The Sound and the Fury” and “The Great Gatsby” (a verbatim reading called “Gatz”) have earned awards and critical praise, is turning to Albee’s masterpiece for its latest production, written by Kate Scelsa, a member of the company. In the irreverent parody, “rubbing alcohol will be consumed, imaginary pregnancies will be indulged, and gender constructs will be destroyed once and for all,” the troupe said in a statement.
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