Obama and Romney in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

I saw the second Presidential debate of 2012 and Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” on Broadway on the same week. Here is an excerpt from Act III:

MARTHA: There is no moon now..

GEORGE: …Well, there was a moon.

MARTHA: There couldn’t have been a moon

GEORGE: Well, there was. There is.

MARTHA: There is no moon; the moon went down.

GEORGE: There is a moon; the moon is up

MARTHA: I’m afraid you’re mistaken

GEORGE: No, no

MARTHA: There is no goddamn moon….There is no moon; the moon went down

GEORGE: That may very well be, Chastity; the moon may very well have gone down… but it came back up

MARTHA: The moon does not come back up; when the moon goes down it stays down

GEORGE: You don’t know anything. If the moon went down, then it came back up..

MARTHA: Bullshit!

GEORGE: Ignorance. Such ignorance

MARTHA: Watch who you’re calling ignorant.’

Or is it Obama and Romney in Wicked?

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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