Synopsis: George and Martha invite Nick and Honey to their home after a faculty party. What awaits their late-night guests is not a welcoming nightcap but tempestuous verbal sparring fueled by alcohol and 20 years of marital dysfunction. Filled with acerbic wit, Albee’s play is both wildly funny and heart-wrenching, exposing the fears and secrets of both couples as the lines between reality and illusion blur...Who is afraid to live without illusion?
Language: Several uses of "son of a b*tch", as well as other profanities, such as "godd*mn", which is used almost constantly and one use of the words "f*ck" and and "motherf*cker". Gods name taken: 'for Christ's sake'. Other insults include "SOB" (the acronym), "idiot", "slut", "loser", "failure", etc.
Smoking/Drinking/Drug use: All of the characters spend most of the screen time drinking, getting drunk, and staying drunk. Two characters smoke.
Sex: There are many sexual references and double entendres. There is also talk of a premarital pregnancy. A man calls another man's wife "angel boobs" and "monkey nipples" in one sequence. Two married people (not to each other) flirt and dance seductively. A man bitingly mocks another man's desire for his wife by suggesting that they play a game called "hump the hostess." A man and a woman, both married to different people, say that they are going upstairs to have sex.
Violence: A man threatens a woman with a gun, but the gun is a toy that only discharges an umbrella. A man grabs a woman by the neck, choking her. They fall to the ground fighting. A woman attacks a man, and after a scuffle he throws her off. A man pulls a woman's hair and slaps her face. A woman spits in a man's face.
Mature audiences only.