TICKET GIVEAWAY TO EDWARD ALBEE’S WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF: Win two tickets to see “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” starring Steppenwolf Theatre members Tracy Letts (author of the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning August: Osage County) and Amy Morton (Tony Award nominee for August: Osage County) who face off as one of the stage’s most notoriously dysfunctional couples. It also stars Carrie Coon and Madison Dirks as the couple caught in the crossfire. It is directed by Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park.) .
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” is playing at the Booth Theater (222 West 45th Street) with an opening date of October 13th, 2012 — exactly 50 years to the day after its original Broadway opening.
The committee selected to choose the play that would be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1962 picked “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” but the trustees of Columbia overruled them, reportedly because of its language and subject matter. No Pulitzer for drama was given that year — one of many theatrical controversies. This leads me to the contest question:
Describe a specific theatrical scandal or controversy past or present that you find most compelling.
Three requirements to win the tickets:
1. Please put your answer in the comments at the bottom of this blog post, because the winner will be chosen through Random.org based on the order of your reply, not its content.
But you must answer the question. Your answer must be specific, an actual controversy or scandal involving the theater in some way. (If you just write something like “High ticket prices,” or make a joke like “so-and-so’s performance is a scandal,” or dwell on salacious couplings that are “theatrical” only in another sense, your entry will not be approved for submission.)
2. Please include in your answer your Twitter name and follow my Twitter feed at @NewYorkTheater so that I can send you a direct message. (If you don’t have a Twitter name, create one. It’s free.)
3. This contest ends Monday, October 15, 2012 at midnight Eastern Time, and I will make the drawing no later than noon the next day. You must respond to my direct message on Twitter within 24 hours or I will choose another winner.
(The tickets are for specific days from now through November 4th, 2012. You have to be in New York City and able to attend one of the designated performances.)