May 11 – June 6, 2004 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 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.

 

 
Artists

By GEORGE BERNARD SHAW, Directed by KATE WHORISKEY

Cast

ALYSSA BRESNAHAN - Hesione Hushabye
MATT DECARO - Alfred "Boss" Mangan
MARY BETH FISHER - Lady Utterword
MARIN IRELAND - Ellie Dunn
ERNEST PERRY JR. - Burglar
DON REILLY - Hector Hushabye
JERRY SASLOW - Randall Utterword
CATHERINE SMITKO - Nurse Guinness
JACK WETHERALL - Captain Shotover
WILL ZAHRN - Mazzini Dunn

Creative Team and Crew

WALT SPANGLER - Scenic Design
CATHERINE ZUBER - Costume Design
MICHAEL PHILIPPI - Lighting Design
ROB MILBURN and MICHAEL BODEEN - Sound Design and Original Music
TOM CREAMER - Dramaturg
RANDY DUNCAN - Choreography
JOSEPH DRUMMOND - Production Stage Manager
T. PAUL LYNCH - Stage Manager