Tag: George Bernard Shaw

"Widowers' Houses" (ShawChicago): It's a Shaw First!

"Widowers' Houses" (ShawChicago):  It's a Shaw First!
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... Read more »

"You Never Can Tell" (Remy Bumppo): Introducing the Dazzling Duo of Miller and Weisman

"You Never Can Tell" (Remy Bumppo):  Introducing the Dazzling Duo of Miller and Weisman
Remy Bumppo presents YOU NEVER CAN TELL.  It’s circa 1895. The Clandons are on holiday at a seaside resort.  Mrs. Clandon, a single parent, has raised her daughter Gloria and the twins, Dolly and Philip, to be independent, broad thinkers.  When Dolly gets a tooth pulled, her dentist, Valentine, dislodges plenty of stuff to chew... Read more »

"The Millionairess" (ShawChicago): A Rich Screwball Comedy!

"The Millionairess" (ShawChicago):  A Rich Screwball Comedy!
ShawChicago presents THE MILLIONAIRESS.  Epifania Fitzfassenden is a rich lady.  She has everything that money can buy… but love.  Her boyfriend uses her for her wealthy connections.  And her tennis player husband, Alastair is cheating on her.  Epifania decides to make some changes in her life.  She is going to get divorced and get a... Read more »

"Mrs. Warren's Profession" (ShawChicago): Looking for a different career path?

          The play is morally rotten…the story…the incidents… the characters are wholly immoral and degenerate… the play is an insult to decency.         -New York Herald, October 1905 ShawChicago presents Mrs. Warren’s Profession.  Kitty Warren is a businesswoman, a single mother – and a whore.  Vivie Warren is a college graduate, a detached daughter,... Read more »

"Androcles and the Lion" (ShawChicago): Talented Lion is Too Big for Its Cage!

#25. ShawChicago presents Androcles and the Lion.  The Romans like a good game.  The coliseum packs the spectators in to watch death by lion. The prey is Christians.  When the Christians decide to not fight back, the sport loses its competitive edge.  The martyrs are ruining the entertainment value.  Caesar doesn’t know what to do.  The... Read more »

Review "Heartbreak House": Avoid Heartache, See it!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of May 1st   Narrated by Joshua Volkers Writers’ Theatre presents  HEARTBREAK HOUSE At 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe Written by George Bernard Shaw Directed by William Brown Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm Wednesdays (May 18th & June 22nd) at 2pm Thursdays and Fridays at 8pm Saturdays at... Read more »

Review "Arms and the Man": Well-Acted, Comedic Pretend!

      ShawChicago presents    Arms and the Man    Written by George Bernard Shaw Directed by Robert Scogin at DCA Studio Theatre, 78 E. Washington (map) through May 15  |  tickets: $10-$22  |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh A young girl is enchanted by war.  Her plan for survival is to close her eyes and cover her ears.  When the enemy advances through her... Read more »

Review "Candida": Love Shawtime!

     ShawChicago presents      Candida    Written by George Bernard Shaw Directed by Robert Scogin at Ruth Page Theater, 1016 N. Dearborn (map) through November 8  |  tickets: $10-$22   |  more info Reviewed by Katy Walsh  Everyone loves the Morells but nobody wants to talk about it! ShawChicago presents Candida, George Bernard Shaw‘s play about... Read more »

Review "The Doctor's Dilemma": Same Healthcare Issues 1906 vs 2010

A timeless treatise on today’s healthcare debate?     ShawChicago presents   Doctor’s Dilemma   Written by George Bernard Shaw directed by Robert Scogin DCA Studio Theatre, 78 E. Washington (map) thru May 10th  |  tickets: $10-$22  | more info  By Katy Walsh Who to save? If allotted only enough serum to cure one patient,... Read more »

Review "The Philanderer": No Frills Sophisticated Comedy!

ShawChicago presents: The Philanderer  Written by George Bernard ShawDirected by Robert ScoginRuth Page Theatre (1016 N. Dearborn)Thru March 1st (more info) Leonard wants to marry Grace as a way to finally break-up with Julia. Although this sounds like the plot of the next Hugh Grant romantic comedy, it’s not. ShawChicago presents The Philanderer, a play... Read more »