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WIDOWERS' HOUSES by George Bernard Shaw

February 7, 2018
8:00 pm
Aurora Theatre Company

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 (played by Dan Hoyle), a well-intentioned young doctor, falls in love with hot-tempered Blanche Sartorius (Megan Trout), 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.

"Few playwrights have Shaw's knack for making the confrontation with unpleasant truths so entertaining." -SF Chronicle

"The perfect gift for that hard-to-please capitalist on your list." -East Bay Express

Aurora Theatre Company

2081 Addison St., Berkeley, CA

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