Mandy and I saw Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Steppenwolf last night. I’d seen the play before, and read it. It’s one of those plays that everyone involved in theater is familiar with on some level. But in spite of my knowledge of the play, this show brought me to the point where I was holding my breath because I didn’t know what would happen next. It was amazing. Exhilarating. Insane. I’ve seen this play before. I know the big twist at the end. And still, when the moment happened, there was a whole audience with a “Holy shit!” expression on its faces.
This is the second time I’ve seen Tracy Letts, who played George, on stage. I saw him last winter in American Buffalo, also at Steppenwolf. With both shows, I left the theater knowing that I want to do that. What I saw, just then? I want in on that. How do I make that happen?
No, seriously. I’m open to suggestions.