Everyman Theatre and the Maryland Film Festival (MdFF) are pleased to announce “Everyman at the Parkway,” a season-long partnership and six-part screening series that will bring influential films to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway in conjunction with Everyman Theatre’s 2017/18 season. Whether artistically, structurally or thematically, each film/play coupling aims to inspire conversation and draw connections between the material exhibited on stage and on screen—and every film will be introduced and accompanied by a post-screening audience discussion, hosted by the Everyman Theatre artist who selected that pairing.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Winner of five Academy Awards! Director Mike Nichols (The Graduate) marks his film debut with this electrifying 1966 adaptation of Edward Albee’s play about an unhappy middle-aged married couple (Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton) whose evening derails into an alcohol-fueled mind game, ensnaring their houseguests (Sandy Dennis and George Segal) as unwitting pawns. Long Day’s Journey Into Night director Donald Hicken will introduce the film and host an informal discussion following the screening.
“Here, with a director who knows how to get an actor’s confidence and knows what to do with it after he gets it, [Taylor] does the best work of her career, sustained and urgent.” — The New York Times
“Elizabeth Taylor earns every penny of her reported $1 million plus. Her characterization is at once sensual, spiteful, cynical, pitiable, loathsome, lustful and tender.” — Variety
Tickets are available for purchase 1-2 weeks prior to the event.