by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Kevin Christopher Fox
Bernard Shaw's first play. The idealistic young Harry Trench is making a tour down the Rhine, stopping at historic places to see the sights. He meets Blanche, the girl of his dreams, at a hotel in Remagen and asks her father, the formidable Sartorius, for permission to court her. After checking Trench's aristocratic background, Sartorius agrees. The romance goes well until, back in London, Harry discovers, from Sartorius's aptly named factotum, Lickcheese, that Blanche's dowry is derived from exploiting the desperately poor tenants of her father's tenement houses. Harry is forced to choose between love and honor.
When published in 1882, George Bernard Shaw's Widowers' Houses was considered to be a scathing, hilarious satire on then-timely topic of slumlords making money for wealthy investors. The work still holds up to this day, and the ShawChicago Theater Company will bring it to life again with this staged reading that captures the intensity, humor and social import of Shaw's words thanks to a stellar cast of trained actors. Don't miss out on this unique adaptation -- be enthralled and entertained at this powerful reading.
NOTE: THIS IS A ‘STAGED READING’ OF WISOWERS’ HOUSES.
Sunday's show includes a Pre-Show Reception of wine and snacks for the Meetup Group with Artistic Director Robert Scogin in the Ruth Page Library on the 2nd Floor at 1:00pm. You will be directed to the Library when you pick up your tickets at the Box Office. There is also a Talk-Back after the performance held inside the theater.
RECEPTION is at 1:00pm
SHOW is at 2:00pm
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TICKETS ONLY $12.50 (Includes Pre-Show Reception and Talk-Back)
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LOCATION & DIRECTIONS:
Performance at RUTH PAGE THEATER
1016 N. Dearborn Street (Between Division and Chicago Aves.)
Chicago, IL 60601
$10.00 discount parking available at Standard Parking Garage, 1250 N. Dearborn. Have your parking ticket validated at the theater. $10.00 parking is valid for four hours.
Metered Parking also available in the area.
Train: Red Line to CLARK/DIVISION stop or Brown Line to CHICAGO stop.
THE FOLLOWING BUS ROUTES ALL SERVICE THE AREA:
#70 Division, #22 Clark, #36 Broadway, #156 LaSalle, #66 Chicago, #151 Sheridan,
#145 Wilson/Michigan Express, #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express, #147 Outer Drive Express
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