Archive for the ‘play’ Category

“Hilda and Virginia” starts today and runs through March 3. This double bill of two plays by veteran writer and activist Maureen Duffy, tells the stories of two remarkable women:

  • 7th-century abbess Hilda of Whitby, who brought Christianity to the Anglo-Saxons and was a teacher and adviser to kings, in “The Choice,” and
  • Virginia Woolf, who, in “A Nightingale In Bloomsbury Square,” looks back on her life, revealing the backdrop to her successful works.
The production is at the Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street,, London SW1Y 6ST 020 7287 2875. Tickets are £30.

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Woolf sightings appear online daily, and Blogging Woolf posts the briefest of them on Facebook. Again today we have gathered a few to share with readers here as well. Here they are:

  • Anne Fernald speaks about editing the Cambridge edition of Mrs. Dalloway at Widener University.Last Two Seconds
  • Read the notes at the end of the book of poetry The Last Two Seconds by St. Louis poet Mary Jo Bang, and you’ll discover that six of the poems borrow their words from Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway.
  • It’s no surprise when sci-fi writer Ursula Le Guin says she was inspired by Woolf’s Orlando.
  • Ann Hamilton and the SITI Company’s “the theater is a blank page,” on stage at the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio, April 23-26, uses text from To the Lighthouse.
  • Woolf’s A Writer’s Life was a lifesaver for this writer.
  • Woolf is cited in a Guardian article about the Vida study that says male writers continue to dominate literary criticism.

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Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day comes the news that a special adaptation of Mrs. Dalloway will be on stage at The Playhouse in Derry, Ireland, on Saturday, March 21.

Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Tickets are £11 and £9 and are available from The Playhouse Box Office at (028) 71268027.

Virginia and Leonard Woolf made their sole trip to Ireland in late April and early May of 1934. They traveled to counties Cork, Kerry and Galway, and they also spent time in Dublin.

Yes there is a great melancholy in a deserted land, though the beauty remains untouched. – Virginia Woolf’s Diary entry, 30 April 1934

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Screen Shot 2014-12-07 at 8.29.27 PM“Yes, Virginia Woolf, There is a Santa Claus” adds a Christmas angle to Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” and is geared to the teen-and-older crowd.

Teen actors from Fun House Theatre and Film perform in the dysfunctional dark comedy, which examines the breakdown of the marriage of the ostensibly jolly couple, Martha and Santa Claus.

It is on stage Dec. 5-13 at Plano Children’s Theatre in Plano, Texas, and tickets are available online.


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Sarah Blake of the Cabinets of Curiosity Theatre Company, will present her interpretation of Virginia Woolf’sVirginia-Woolf-poster-jpeg-websize-244x300 A Room of One’s Own in two performances on Friday, Sept. 12, at this year’s Ripon International Festival.

The 2:30 performance is sold out, but tickets for the 6:30 p.m. show are still available. Prices are £10 and £5 for students. The venue is Thorpe Prebend House, Ripon.

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Rebecca Vaughan as Clarissa, wearing an emerald green chiffon tea-dress

Mrs. Dalloway is on stage in Edinburgh now and will be on the BBC soon.

  • A stage version of Woolf’s novel is part of the 2014 Festival Fringe through Aug. 25 at Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • BBC Four’s new series The Secret Life of Books will feature Woolf expert Dr Alexandra Harris speaking on the novel. A date for the broadcast has not been set. The series includes six 30-minute programs that examine original texts, manuscripts, letters and diaries behind the creation of six classic books, including Mrs. Dalloway.

Dr Alexandra Harris believes Mrs Dalloway is a book about madness that Virginia Woolf wrote so that she could remain sane. Using Virginia Woolf’s diaries and the original manuscript of Mrs Dalloway, Alexandra tells the poignant story of how Woolf battled to transform her private demons into one of the most daring novels of the interwar years, and the book that would make her name.

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10494743_10204389846052378_5999798882152243917_nSarah Ruhl’s stage version of Virginia Woolf’s gender-bending novel Orlando (1928) is coming to Akron, Ohio, in conjunction with the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland.

New World Performance Laboratory’s production will be on stage Aug. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 10 at 2 p.m., at the Balch Street Theatre, 220 South Balch St.

Staging yesterday and today

The play, which I saw in New York in 2010 and at this year’s Woolf conference in Chicago, is playful, inventive and full of energy. The staging of each production I saw were quite different, so I am curious to see what this version will be like. It is directed by NWPL co-artistic director James Slowiak and featuring company members Jairo Cuesta and Debora Totti along with local actors Rosilyn Jentner and India Burton as Orlando. Ticket prices range from $7.50 to $15. Get tickets here.

Come to a garden party

Virginia Woolf Lawn Party Fundraiser will take place Sunday, Aug. 17, from 4-8 p.m. The $25 cost includes wine, buffet, entertainment and a silent auction. Guests are invited to wear their Bloomsbury best to the event, which will be held at 111 Overwood Rd., Akron. Call 330-867-3299 for reservations.

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