The Actors Company Theatre presents George Bernard Shaw's debut play about a young man's crisis of conscience when he must choose between his love and his ideals. More…
When Harry met Blanche by the banks of the Rhine, he knew he’d met his match. But when Harry discovers the sordid origins of Blanche's father's fortune, both lovers must decide whether romance or moral principle will rule their fates.
See it if deliciously old-fashioned, yet timely. Fun, funny and thought-provoking. Issues of financial abuse & political corruption are still current.
Don't see it if small set. Some of the financial details are given a bit to fast to be understood thoroughly.
See it if You like stories from the 1890s or classic plays. The script still holds up and provides some laughs.
Don't see it if You don't like smaller shows, period pieces or older plays. The acting is a bit uneven.
See it if to see a rarely performed revival of George Bernard Shaw's very 1st play. This production retains the wit, if not the bite, of Shaw.
Don't see it if you're looking for this production to skewer current social injustices the way so many of Shaw's plays did in his time & can still do today.
See it if you are curious about Shaw's very first play, enjoy complex intellectual arguments, like plays that explore issues of poverty vs wealth
Don't see it if you find Shaw too complex, don't like intellectual arguments re: poverty vs. wealth, don't like some overacting
See it if You like GB Shaw, see the sweep of repeating history, appreciate questioning the status quo.
Don't see it if You want big staging, costumes, music. You do not want to be morally challenged, will vote Republican this year!
See it if You want to see a terrific production of Shaw's 1st play-still amazingly relevant & mportant.The ingenue is someone to see-she should be a ☆
Don't see it if You don't enjoy great writing and production.
See it if You like terrific acting and sharp writing. Talene Monahon gives a tour de force performance and Shaw's writing remains relevant today.
Don't see it if you don't like plays that take place over 100 years ago.
See it if You like British comedies with some "teeth" to them, esp socially progressive political views from 1900 that illuminate current problems.
Don't see it if You're not a fan of George Bernard Shaw's semi-socialist polemics cleverly embedded into a comedy set in 1900 about unscrupulous landlords.
See it if You'd like to see a master playwright's first play that foreshadows much of the brilliance that was to come. Great acting and direction!
Don't see it if You hate Shaw, or you don't like to "think" too hard.
See it if You like to see great actors up close. The theatre is small so you really can appreciate what they're doing.
Don't see it if You don't like to think about divisions between the classes, or where your money, food, etc comes from.
See it if you wonder 'what would I do if...', this gives you a chance to see what these characters do when they discover the source of their income
Don't see it if clever staging and witty banter wrapped around hard hitting issues doesn't suit you. Its great Shaw, well done!
See it if You need your fill of a Shaw play; A period piece that feels relevant is satisfying to you.
Don't see it if You want inspired direction and a piece that pushes new boundaries on older text.
See it if you like well-done productions of very old plays. I had not one complaint of this play, and I'm often highly critical.
Don't see it if you want it to equal Shaw's greatest plays, this is his 1st. You've no stomach for morality plays, or want something more thought-provoking.
See it if you enjoy Downton Abbey, Jane Austen or similar English tropes. Ironically, this play (Shaw's first) turns such tropes on their heads.
Don't see it if you're not in the mood to listen intently and pontificate accordingly. It's mainly intellectually engaging - doesn't quite hit the heart.
See it if you like a gentle challenge - BG SHaw's 1st play - great acting and direction, clever set & costumes - a delight
Don't see it if You want nothing but mindless entertainment, you want a musical
See it if you want to hear Shaw's brilliant take-down of philosophy that the poor are to blame for their own poverty (tea party anyone?)
Don't see it if brilliant argumentation and zest of play is hampered by production that is periodically overacted and over-the-top
See it if You like a play that is both entertaining and theme driven. Although Shaw penned this over 100 years ago, it's relevance is everlasting.
Don't see it if You want simple entertainment without a "preachy" message.