Four Catholic Reformatory Teens Bond in Magical, Darkly Humorous Tale
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In this modern masterwork -- critically praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht -- the great Irish writer George Bernard Shaw pits a military industrialist against his crusading daughter. She's a Salvation Army major; he's an arms manufacturer and whiskey distiller -- on certain issues, they could not disagree more. But when he begins donating money to her organization, matters come to a head as the characters grapple with questions of business, faith, family and philanthropy. After 16 years, A.C.T. brings Shaw back to the stage with this co-production with Theatre Calgary, one of A.C.T.'s favorite Canadian collaborators, featuring an international cast of Canadian and American actors. Learn More
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- “Monica Byrne ... has masterfully drawn a smart, funny, air-tight play and, from the first lines, we feel we are in the safe hands of an exceptionally talented writer.” --NYTheatre.com
- "Clever, provocative... Director Tracy Ward stages it with a cagey, forceful momentum that draws us in and seamlessly incorporates Erika Chong Shuch's sensuously explosive choreography... plentiful delight in the performances... an engaging ride." --San Francisco Chronicle
- "Thrilling... one of Impact’s most dramatically satisfying productions yet... Bega, Edber, Pollack and especially Stebbins give powerful performances that only grow in intensity." --Theater Dogs
- "Despite its small size, Impact Theatre always stages impressive performances. In the comfort and intimacy of this one-of-a-kind venue and under the creative direction of Tracy Ward, the story sparks to life not only on the stage but also through the entirety of the theater... Bega, Edber, Pollack and Stebbins work together fantastically." --Daily Cal
Written by Monica Byrne
Directed by Tracy Ward
Choreographed by Erika Chong Shuch
Elissa Beth Stebbins
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