Blanche Sartorious (Megan Trout, seated) and the Parlor Maid (Sarah Mitchell, standing) take time-out from their love-hate relationship in George Bernard Shaw's rarely staged Victorian gem Widowers' Houses. David Allen

Widowers' HousesReturn

Playwright George Bernard Shaw Producer Aurora Theatre Company  [Website] Description No one is innocent of the excesses of capitalism in this crackling comic satire that launched George Bernard Shaw’s career as a playwright. When Harry Trench, a well-intentioned young doctor, falls in love with hot-tempered Blanche Sartorius, he never suspects that his prospective father-in-law’s fortune is derived from ruthless schemes to exploit the poor. Can the young lovers’ passion survive this fall from innocence? With colorful villains and foils to offset the romantic duo, Shaw’s take on gentrification, rent prices, and social responsibility is as timely today as it was in 1892.

"A smashing satire!" ~Oakland Tribune

Running Time 2:35 Performers Warren Keith   [Sartorius]
Dan Hoyle   [Trench]
Sarah Mitchell   [Annie]
Michael Gene Sullivan   [Cokane]
Howard Swain   [Lickcheese]
Megan Trout   [Blanche]
Creative Staff Joy Carlin   [Director]
Kent Dorsey   [Scenic Designer]
Callie Floor   [Costume Designer]
Kent Dorsey   [Lighting Designer]
Chris Houston   [Sound Designer]

Aurora Theatre

2081 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704   Box Office:  (510) 843-4822


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