‘Virginia Woolf’ arrives

Nine Theatricals, Freehold’s newest theater company, will present Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of VirginiaWoolf” at the Priedaine Theater, Route 33, Howell. The production is the first for the new theater company.

The Priedaine is the property of the New Jersey Latvian Society. It is on Route 33, just east of The Cabin restaurant.

Bob Lamb directs and stars in the production which tells the story of an emasculated professor and his rancorous wife who turn an evening of cocktails into an unrelenting onslaught of wrenching disclosures and bellowed epithets all in the company of guests.

The play opened on Broadway in October 1962 and ran for 664 performances. The movie version starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton opened in 1966.

Lamb has directed and performed in numerous productions during the past 20 years in central New Jersey and at the shore.

Brick Township resident Linda Turash, who plays the female lead character, has 25 years of experience performing on stages throughout New Jersey.

The cast also includes Matt De Rogatis, whose credits include “The Glass Menagerie,” “The Rainmaker” and “Bus Stop.” De Rogatis will make his off-Broadway debut in Edgar Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology” in the spring.

Holly Daugila, who plays the part of Honey, has been in “The Rainmaker,” “Cabaret,” “Arsenic and Old Lace” and “The Glass Menagerie.”

Performances of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” will be presented at the Priedaine Theater at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26; at 8 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28; and at 2 p.m. March 1. Ticket prices range from $12 to $20. Group rates are available. Details: 732-447-5169 or ninetheateatricals.com.