The 17th Annual ShawChicago Festival Trip

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada

Thursday, August 30 – Monday, September 3, 2018

4 plays in 5 days


            Robert Scogin, Artistic Director of ShawChicago, will introduce you to the other Shaw Theater in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Canada. One of our talented actors will be assisting on the trip.


  • Introduction and discussion of the plays led by your hosts
  • Round-trip airfare to Buffalo, NY (includes fee for one checked bag)
  • Round-trip deluxe coach transfer to Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • Box Lunch/snacks on board coach to the hotel
  • Accommodations at the elegant and gracious Queen’s Landing Hotel
  • Luggage handling
  • Welcome dinner
  • Daily breakfast with Sunday brunch
  • Top-priced tickets to five theater performances


This year’s inclusive price for land and air is $2,750 per person.  $1,000 per person by March 1 will hold your reservation.  The balance is due by June 10, 2018. 

Cancellation fee after May 31:  $1,000

Cancellation fee after June 30:  $2,750

We strongly recommend tour cancellation insurance.  Cancellation insurance information is available at  

The price of the tour includes a $250.00 contribution to ShawChicago and is tax-deductible as allowed by law.


A Comedy Double-Bill
By Bernard Shaw
Royal George Theatre
Friday, August 30   2 p.m.

“Surely, as a man of honour – as a gentleman, you wouldn’t tell the truth, would you?”

Two of the best short plays about marriage in a single show! In How He Lied to Her Husband, find out what a man will do for the lady he loves — and how unexpected the consequences can be. In The Man of Destiny, Napoleon must defend his wife’s honour … but can he? This comedy double-bill about the hitches of being hitched crackles with humour and honesty.

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted by R. Hamilton Wright and David Pichette
Festival Theatre
Friday, August 30   8:00 p.m.

“You be careful, now.  Dangerous place, the moor.”

CANADIAN PREMIERE! It’s the return of the murder mystery to The Shaw. Sir Baskerville has been scared to death — literally. Now deductive genius Sherlock Holmes is on the case to find the murderer … with twist after twist to keep you guessing. Darkly fun, deliciously sly, and just the right amount of suspense: this is a whodunit you won’t want to miss.

Music and Lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest
Book by Luther Davis
Festival Theatre
Saturday, September 1   2 p.m.

“I want the height and romance of adventure, cooled by the chill of the danger I’m in!”

Check into the lavish Grand Hotel, where the lives of ten hotel guests collide over one unforgettable night. Love. Betrayal. Jealousy. Murder. And the glamour of Berlin in the Roaring Twenties. Soaring with songs and dance, it’s the mesmerizing musical about what happens when our deepest, most desperate passions are unleashed. Winner of five Tony Awards..

By Sarena Parmar
Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
Saturday, September 1   8 pm

“No blossoms, no harvest, no money.  Ah! The power of nature!”

WORLD PREMIERE! It’s Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard — transformed into the tale of a Punjabi-Sikh family fighting to hold onto their Okanagan Valley orchard. Based on Sarena Parmar’s own childhood in British Columbia, this fresh adaptation confronts life, loss and the Canadian immigrant experience with both bravery and beauty. 

by William Shakespeare
Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
Sunday, September 2   1 p.m.

“I am afeard there are few die well that die in battle”

A troop of Canadian soldiers is hunkered down in a dugout during WWI with some copies of Shakespeare’s Henry V for company. As they enter the death-haunted, morally ambiguous world of the play, the play enters theirs. This imaginative spin on Shakespeare is a powerful exploration of what it means — and costs — to fight for king and country.