Call Out for 'Virginia Woolf' House Staff

Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:14pm

Curtain Players trustee Debb Miller has issued an invitation to individuals to serve on the hospitality team for the community theatre company's upcoming production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Virginia Woolf opens its run Friday October 20 at the 5691 Harlem Road playhouse, and the call sounds for volunteers to be house managers, ushers, parking lot attendants, and concession clerks for eight performances continuing through Sunday November 5.

Curtain Players presents Virginia Woolf at 8 PM Fridays-Saturdays October 20-21, 27-28 and November 3-4, and at 2 PM Sundays October 29 and November 5. Note: The community theatre company advises potential volunteers that this production is recommended for mature audiences of adult language and themes. Also, this production has a running time of approximately three hours.

In Edward Albee's award-winning iconic play, a middle-aged college professor and his wife invite into their home an unwitting younger couple for drinks after a late-night faculty party. The resulting evening is a wicked jumble of mind games, attempted seductions, and shattering revelations.

Players may field questions about the theatre's volunteer program and sign up for those Virginia Woolf house staff positions by e-mailing Miller at volunteer@curtainplayers.org

House staff must be 18 years of age or over, with the exception of ushers, who may be as young as 16 years of age.

The house staff jobs are important ones, as these volunteers have the responsibility to be hosts to patrons and to be caretakers of the theatre at performances from before the house opens, during the performance and intermission, and until the theatre closes for the night. Volunteers should note that many performances last season at the playhouse were near or completely sold out.

Curtain Players provides job descriptions to volunteers ahead of time. Curtain Players also encourages those who have worked in these positions to return and to be guides for new volunteers, thereby building the theatre’s network of experienced team members. As a thank you, Curtain Players invites members of its house staff to stay for the performance without charge.