Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
by Edward Albee
George Timeline and Summary
- George stumbles into the living room with Martha.
- As the host, he begrudgingly welcomes Nick and Honey into his home.
- George trades bitter banter with Martha throughout the evening.
- At one point he smashes a liquor bottle in anger.
- George shares some stories with Nick, but doesn't necessarily tell Nick that the stories are about him (George).
- George watches as Martha and Nick dance and pretends not to care.
- When he can no longer take Martha's cruelty, he strangles her.
- George attacks Nick and Honey with a game of "Get the Guest."
- He stands by as Martha goes upstairs to have sex with Nick.
- George rings the doorbell and comes into the house with a bouquet of snapdragons from Martha's garden. He announces that he received a telegram saying that their (imaginary) son, Jim, is dead.
- George comforts Martha as the lights go down.