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Nothing to be afraid of in Colonial Players' standout 'Virginia Woolf'

Nothing to be afraid of in Colonial Players' standout 'Virginia Woolf'

It seems fitting that Colonial Players is presenting Edward Albee's towering 1962 work "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' so closely following his death last month at age 88.

For the Annapolis-based all-volunteer company, the production on stage through Nov. 12 proves to be poignant eulogy and a reminder of the immortality of Albee's work.

Albee once said "All plays, if they're any good, are constructed as correctives. That's the job of the writer. Holding that mirror up to people. We're not merely decorative, pleasant and safe." The depth of Albee's mirror continues to shock audiences in its honesty and inform us of characters' intent and meaning.

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