Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre

June 29, 2011 14:00 ET

Meg Tilly to Star in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? July 5-17, 2011-One of the Towering Masterworks of the American Theatre

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 29, 2011) - Edward Albee's tragi-comic evisceration of modern marriage - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, is the second show in Victoria, BC's Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre's season. It will star Academy Award Nominee and Golden Globe award-winning actress, Meg Tilly.

As Tilly says, "There is something about Martha that just grabs me by the throat. I love her passion, her humour, and her blazing fierceness."

Meg Tilly is an accomplished actor and award-winning writer, a mother of three and a Huffiington Post blogger. She is known for her work in the film, iconic for a generation, The Big Chill and for Agnes of God, for which she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar. She is the author of two novels: Singing Songs (Penguin/Dutton, A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, 1994) and Gemma (St. Martin's Press.) Her first Young Adult novel, Porcupine (Tundra/McClelland & Stewart, 2007) was shortlisted for a BC Book Prize, The Canadian Libraries Association Best Children's Book 2008 and Foreword Magazine Book of the Year 2008. Meg donates a large percentage of her royalties from Gemma to organizations that help childhood sexual abuse survivors.

This evening of dark humour and countless cocktails is directed by award-winning Canadian director, Brian Richmond. Founder and Producing Artistic Director of Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre, Brian is also the Founding Artistic Director of Saskatoon's Persephone Theatre, past Artistic Director for Montreal's Playwrights Workshop, Thunder Bay's Magnus Theatre, and Toronto's Theatre Passe Muraille. He has created nearly 150 professional productions in major theatres in Canada, as well as in the U.S., Europe and Mexico.

"I was always impressed by his casting - he has a tremendous capacity to attract great actors and draw even greater performances out of them. He is able to both capture the contemporary zeitgeist and find deep modern meaning in classic material." - Terry MacLeod, CBC Radio.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? promises to enhance Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre's growing reputation for excellence.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? runs from July 5 to 17, 2011 at the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria, BC. For additional info: http://pitch.pe/154574.

Tickets: McPherson Playhouse Box Office, # 3 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC, Mon - Sat 9:30 am-5:30 pm PST; (250) 386-6121; www.rmts.bc.ca.

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