WARREN DAVID KEITH*
MICHAEL GENE SULLIVAN*
G. BERNARD SHAW
Now extended to March 4!
STARTS JAN 26, 2018
By George Bernard Shaw | Directed By Joy Carlin
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, a well-intentioned young doctor, falls in love with hot-tempered Blanche Sartorius, 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.
"A smashing satire!" ~Oakland Tribune
RUN TIME: APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS 15 MINUTES, INCLUDING TWO BRIEF INTERMISSIONS.
Dan Hoyle most recently appeared Off-Broadway in Samantha Chanse's FRUITING BODIES at The Sheen Center (The Claque) and in his multi-actor play The Block (Working Theater). His solo shows EACH AND EVERY THING, THE REAL AMERICANS, and TINGS DEY HAPPEN, all originated at The Marsh, have played across the country and overseas including The Public (NYC), Culture Project (NYC), Baltimore Center Stage, Berkeley Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Mosaic (Washington, D.C.), Portland Center Stage, Playmakers Rep (Chapel Hill, NC), Painted Bride (Philadelphia), The Park (Kolkata, India), and a five-city tour of Nigeria. Dan is a 2016-2017 artist-in-residence at The Heyman Center at Columbia University. In April, he travels to Dublin, Ireland to perform and be a resident artist at Trinity College, Dublin.www.danhoyle.com
Warren David Keith*
Warren David Keith is delighted to return to the Aurora where he has previously appeared in Death Defying Acts, A Life in the Theatre, Hysteria, The First Grade and G. B. Shaw's The Devil Disciple. Most recently he has appeared as Touchstone in the California Shakespeare Theatre's production of As You Like It; at A.C.T. in Charles III and in the San Francisco Playhouse productions of The Christians and The Nether. He had several extended runs at the Marsh Berkeley and the Marsh San Francisco of Acid Test: The Many Incarnations of Ram Dass. On screen he can be seen in Haiku Tunnel, Love and Taxes, Moonlight Sonata, Raising Arizona, The Big Lebowski, Fargo and A Serious Man.
Sarah Mitchell last appeared at Aurora as Jess in After the Revolution, also directed by Joy Carlin. Most recent credits include: The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Shotgun Players), Hela (TheatreFirst) and Much Ado About Nothing (TheatreFirst). Other Bay Area appearances include Twelfth Night, Beardo, The Norman Conquests, and The Farm with Shotgun Players; Mary Poppins, The Music Man, The Wiz, Guys and Dolls, and Seussical the Musical with Berkeley Playhouse; and Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party with SF Playhouse.
Michael Gene Sullivan*
Michael Gene Sullivan is an award-winning actor, director, and playwright. Michael has performed at American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Magic Theatre, Marin Theatre, San Francisco Playhouse, and most recently in Theatreworks' Around The World in 80 Days, and California Shakespeare Theater's Black Odyssey, (nominated for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Theatre Bay Area Awards.) Michael is also Resident Playwright of the Tony and OBIE award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe having acted in, written, and/or directed over 30 shows, included authoring this past summer's Walls, (nominated for Outstanding World Premiere Musical, Theatre Bay Area Awards.)
Howard Swain has worked on the national tours of Picasso At The Lapin Agile and Love, Janis. He has performed with West Edge Opera in Phillip Glassâ€™ Hydrogen Jukebox at Laguna Beach Playhouse, and off-Broadway at The New York Theatre Workshop. Bay Area credits include ACT, Berkeley Rep, San Jose Rep, TheatreWorks, San Jose Stage, Magic Theatre, Overtone Theatre, TheatreFirst, Symmetry Theatre, Word For Word, SF Playhouse, Center REP, Intersection, Playground, and Marin Theatre Company as well as the Oregon, Santa Cruz, Marin, Colorado, and California Shakespeare Festivals. Television and film credits include Nash Bridges, Midnight Caller, Partners In Crime, Kiss Shot, Hill St. Blues, Cherry 2000, Miracle Mile, Just One Night, Teknolust, and Night of the Scarecrow.
Megan is thrilled to be back at the Aurora. Past productions include A Bright New Boise and Metamorphosis. Other recent credits include Shakespeare In Love (Marin Theater Company), The Eva Trilogy (Magic Theatre), and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Shotgun Players). More information at www.megantrout.com.
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