Oh, what a fright

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WHO’S AFRAID OF VIR­GINIA WOOLF? Mill Theatre, Dun­drum, Dublin 14 Un­til Sept 15 8pm 120/118 01-2969343 Iconic Amer­i­can play­wright Ed­ward Al­bee is still go­ing strong at 79, re­cently adding an­other act to the short play that pro­pelled him into the lime­light at the age of 30 - The Zoo Story. His great­est drama is cer­tainly Who’s Afraid of Vir­ginia Woolf? (1961), re­vived two years ago on Broad­way to gen­eral ac­claim, and earn­ing the au­thor a Spe­cial Tony Award for Life­time Achieve­ment. Hori­zon Pro­duc­tions are now mount­ing a ver­sion with one fea­ture of im­me­di­ate in­ter­est: the male leads are played by Garry Moun­taine and Paul By­rom, em­i­nent pro­fes­sional singers who have demon­strated con­sid­er­able act­ing skills in many mu­si­cals, in­clud­ing Gigi, South Pa­cific and Fid­dler on the Roof. It is a mighty leap from this genre of theatre to Al­bee’s cor­us­cat­ing play, for the cast and for di­rec­tor Dara Carolan’s stage leg­erde­main. So who’s afraid? GERRY COL­GAN Can’T See ThaT? CaTch This Scenes From the Big Pic­ture Owen McCaf­ferty’s award-win­ner about life in Belfast, at Wa­ter­front Stu­dio

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