Heartbreak House

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May 11 – June 6, 2004 In the Albert
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes

The patrician classes are standing at the edge of apocalypse. Thank heaven the sky hasn’t fallen on the eccentric Shotover house just yet. Within this house built to look like a mighty ship, the Shotover sisters are wreaking havoc on their men. Romance springs eternal but never mutual, and unrequited love is a perpetual source of verbal pyrotechnics. Presiding over it all is ancient Captain Shotover, whose wisdom is compromised only by his never-ending search for “the seventh degree of concentration.”

Written during the heart of World War I, Heartbreak House is Shaw at his most thought-provoking , amusing and touching. Bursting with wit and a deep compassion for the foibles of mere mortals, Heartbreak House is an exhilarating comic masterpiece.

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  • Heartbreak House Production Photos
    Pictured is a scene from the Goodman Theatre's production of George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House directed by Kate Whoriskey.

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    (l-r) Marin Ireland as Ellie Dunn, Don Reilly as Hector Hushabye, and Mary Beth Fisher as Lady Utterword in Heartbreak House.

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    Alyssa Bresnahan as Hesione Hushabye in Heartbreak House.

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    (l-r) Alyssa Bresnahan as Hesione Hushabye, Will Zahrn (standing) as Mazzini Dunn, Matt DeCaro as Alfred "Boss" Mangan and Catherine Smitko as Nurse Guinness in Heartbreak House.

  • Heartbreak House Production Photos
    Mary Beth Fisher as Lady Utterword and Jerry Saslow as Randall Utterword in Heartbreak House.

  • Heartbreak House Production Photos
    Pictured is a scene from the Goodman Theatre's production of Heartbreak House.

  • Heartbreak House Rehearsal Photos
    Alyssa Bresnahan as Hesione Hushabye and Jack Wetherall as Captain Shotover in Heartbreak House.

  • Heartbreak House Rehearsal Photos
    Kate Whoriskey (director) and Don Reilly (Hector Hushabye) in rehearsals for Heartbreak House.

  • Heartbreak House Rehearsal Photos
    Alyssa Bresnahan (Hesione Hushabye), Don Reilly (Hector Hushabye) and Randy Duncan (choreographer) in rehearsals for Heartbreak House.

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