Archive for January 14th, 2009

virginiaplayWoolfians can celebrate Virginia Woolf’s 127th birthday on stage from afternoon to evening on Jan. 25 with performances of Woolf’s own play Freshwater and a staged reading of Edna O’Brien’s award-winning play Virginia.

Virginia will be performed at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Arthur Seelen Theater. Freshwater will begin at 7 p.m. at the at the Julia Miles Theater, 424 West 55th St. Both theaters are in Manhattan.

Get details of the performance of Freshwater, Woolf’s only play, here and here.

O’Brien’s play, Virginia, is a 90-minute exploration of Woolf’s inner life, as well as her relationships with husband Leonard, lover Vita and her writing. It is sponsored by the Drama Book Shop in association with the year-old Shakespeare’s Sister Company.

After the performance,  Anne Fernald, author of Virginia Woolf: Feminism and the Reader and the literary blog Fernham, will be on hand for a question and answer session. Director Joannie Mackenzie and artistic director Kris Lundberg will join her.

The event is free to the public with a suggested $10 donation in support of the Shakespeare’s Sister Company.

The Arthur Seelen Theatre is located in the basement of the Drama Book Shop, 250 W. 40th St., in Manhattan.

Read Anne’s post about the event here.

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