ShawChicago presents Widowers’ Houses. Harry and Blanche are in love. They met on vacation. He comes from old money with a modest allowance. She is nouveau rich with a materialistic appetite. When their families agree to the match, what could stop their wedded bliss? Money! Financial woes become a barrier to young love. Harry finds out Blanche’s dad is a slumlord. He refuses any cash support from his almost father-in-law. He doesn’t tell Blanche the reason but just asks her to live on his income. She refuses. They break up. Meanwhile, Harry finds out his allowance is the interest on the slum-papa’s properties. And his father-in-law has more plans to get richer off the poor. Does Harry get rich and the girl? Or does he lose it all and keep his honor? Widowers’ Houses is a farce rich with absurdity.
Read of my review at Chicago Theater Beat