Welcome Patrick Lane to the ShawFam!

Welcome Patrick Lane to the ShawFam!

Welcome Patrick Lane!


We at ShawChicago are SUPER PUMPED to bring you an all star cast for Bernard Shaw’s fine feminist farce, Misalliance! Directed by Barbara Zahora, travel with us to 1909 when a woman broke through the glass ceiling! Meet Cast member Patrick Lane, who will be making his ShawChicago debut!

Patrick Lane


1.       What is your role in Misalliance?
Johnny Tarleton

2.       What is your favorite thing about your character?
Well, it’s very enjoyable to dive into a character who has very strong opinions. Whether those opinions are ludicrous, or the credo of the next young hope of the middle class, it’s always fun to grapple with “convictions.”

3.       What’s your favorite thing about acting?
I enjoy finding the way in to the character and the world of the play. Figuring out how I relate to that person, in those circumstances, is the fun bit that makes me feel like Sherlock Holmes – but obviously way less cool.

4.       What are you most looking forward to in this production?
I think the style of this production gives us, as actors, even more opportunities than usual to play. It should be fun to see how far we can stretch the confines of this time period.

5.       If you could describe Misalliance in three words, what would they be?
Ready, Set, Love?

6.       What’s your favorite food/s?
Goldfish Crackers and pickles

7.       When you’re not acting, what are you doing?
I’m in Sales!

8.       Who’s your biggest inspiration?
Absolutely my wife, Ashley Wickett. She’s the best wife, mother, and friend I could ask for.

9.       What is your favourite play and why?
An impossible question! I’ll give you three to narrow it down: Camino Real, The Lion in Winter, and MacBeth

10.   Anything you want to say to the audience?
Oh, hey!


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Last weekend I had a dear friend of mine come into town to stay with me. She now lives in Washington DC, but way-back-when we went through the same Actor Training Program together at the University of Utah.  A few hours into us catching up, after baby pictures had been shown and a few glasses of wine were poured, she flat out asked me “ok, you seem to have been working quite a bit for this Shaw company…and they do ‘concert readings’….isn’t that….well… boring?” 

If you have been around ShawChicago for any length of time, you will know that this is a pretty common question. Folks hear “George Bernard Shaw” in the same sentence with “concert reading” and tend to come up with this question pretty quickly.  I have heard, and given voice myself to many a passionate response to this same question.

However as I had been spending the last few months cultivating the production archive for ShawChicago’s new website, this time I had a completely silent response. I pulled up these photos and asked her if she would be bored:

Even in still photographs taken of the productions, you can tell the breadth of emotion and vibrancy of the performances. You barely even see the music stands because there is so much LIFE happening on stage!

 Can I just say that might have been the easiest argument I have ever won?

by Jhenai Mootz, Actor