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By George Bernard Shaw | Directed by Tony Simotes
Aug. 9 – Sept. 1, 2019
The nation is on the brink of massive change in 1914, but is Britain up to the challenges that lie ahead? In the English countryside on the estate of Captain Shotover, an extraordinary assemblage of guests gathers to reunite and reacquaint. Affairs begin, engagements end, and hearts and minds become irreparably ensnared in a young woman’s dilemma—whether to marry for love or for money. George Bernard Shaw—the unequivocal master of wit and social thought, bitingly chronicles the demise of the leisure class in his favorite play Heartbreak House.
Key themes: Family values, relationships, war, social class, reality vs. appearances
MCT rating: Although theatre does not have a rating system, MCT believes this play would be rated PG-13. See MCT full performance material advisory here
Run time: Heartbreak House runs for approximately 2 hours and 40 min with one 15 minute intermission
Curtain time: is 7:30p for evening performances and 2:30p for matinees
Preview performances: Be one of the first to see Heartbreak House! Join us for our preview performances on Wednesday, August 7 & Thursday, August 8.
Second Saturday Matinee: Join us for our second Saturday matinee, Saturday, August 17 at 2:30 p.m.
Monday Night Discount Nights: See Heartbreak House on Monday and Save! Join us for discounted performances on Monday August 19 & Monday August 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Ken Carpenter Talkbacks: Join us for an enlightening discussion with the cast following every Thursday and Sunday performance.
Group Sales: Save when you attend with friends! Save 20% or more on groups of 10 or more. Learn more about group rates.