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Each month, we are raffling off a book or play of George Bernard Shaw or one of his contemporaries.

For Women's History Month, we are raffling a poem collection of Emily Dickinson!

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#FreeBookOnFacebook! Each month, we are raffling off a book or play of George Bernard Shaw or one of his contemporaries. For Women's History Month, we are raffling a poem collection of Emily Dickinson! How to enter? Simple: just share any image on our Facebook Page featuring a quote of a female playwright that we have posted on our wall. It's FREE and SO EASY! BUT HURRY! You must share before the end of the month!

ShawChicago shared BBC Radio 4's Noma Dumezweni reads Wordsworth's Daffodils.

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A treat for the spring equinox - listen to Noma Dumezweni's beautiful reading of Wordsworth's I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.

Edna Ferber, US playwright and author of Show Boat (text source for the musical), Cimarron (1929, which was made into an Academy Award winning film two years later) and the Pulitzer Prize work So Big. #WomensHistoryMonth

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ONE WEEKEND LEFT! Heartbreak House closes March 27. Don't miss the drama, the comedy, and all the politics in between! Tickets available HALF OFF on TodayTix!

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“The acting is superb.” –Mira Temkin, UrbanMatter Chicago. Industry night tonight! Theater industry members get $15 tickets to #HeartbreakHouse!

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CHICAGO—ShawChicago concludes its 2016/17 season, Dysfunctional Family Fun, with George Bernard Shaw’s World War I dramedy Heartbreak House. In a Chekovian Fantasia style, Shaw presents a caricature of the 1910s British upper class obsession with propriety. “[Essentially] The upper class who should be the ruling classes fiddle while the country falls apart,” says Artistic Director Robert Scogin. This production runs March 4 through March 27 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610.

Welcome to the Heartbreak House, where everyone is the least bit concerned that there is a war going on. Boss Mangan, a cold businessman, will marry Ellie Dunn, despite being her father’s age. Ellie Dunn concedes because she’s tired of being poor, but may (or may not) be in love with Hector Hushabye, who is married to Hesione. Hesione is more than happy to oblige Ellie, since her husband is such a liar. Lady Utterword, Hesione’s sister, has returned after 23 years; little does she know that her brother-in-law, Randall, is in romantic pursuit. Captain Shotover, Hesione’s and Lady Utterword’s father, just wants a bottle of rum. Just outside their window, a strange man breaks in, only to ask for charity.
At an unofficial house party, with so much unrequited love, desire is rampant and pettiness is guaranteed. But even with the whole world burning, only witty humor can forge any sort of happy ending for these lasting characters.

“It is relevant [today] because there are so many politicians in government but nothing’s getting done,” says Scogin. “It’s just the 1% who’s out for themselves…. You could say that it’s the 1% that’s running stuff in Heartbreak House and today.”
Cast Members Include: Lydia Berger Gray, Allison Cook, Christian Gray, Richard Henzel, Doug MacKechnie, Richard Marlatt, Mary Michell, Jonathan Nichols and Barbara Zahora.
WHO: ShawChicago Theater Company
WHAT: George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House
WHERE: 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60610
WHEN: March 4, 3 PM
March 5, 3 PM
March 6, 2 PM
March 11, 3 PM
March 12, 3 PM
March 13, 10 AM
March 18, 3 PM
March 19, 3 PM
March 20, 7 PM
March 25, 3 PM
March 26, 3 PM
March 27, 7 PM
TICKETS: $35.00 General, $30.00 Senior Citizen, $20.00 Students. Group rates available. Tickets may be purchased at www.shawchicago.org or over the phone at 312-587-7390.
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Heartbreak House Industry Night!

Mar 19, 6:00pm

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Industry Night! Theater industry members get tix for $15! CHICAGO—ShawChicago concludes its 2016/17 season, Dysfunctional Family Fun, with George Bernard Shaw’s World War I dramedy Heartbreak House. In a Chekovian Fantasia style, Shaw presents a caricature of the 1910s British upper class obsession with propriety. “[Essentially] The upper class who should be the ruling classes fiddle while the country falls apart,” says Artistic Director Robert Scogin. This production runs March 4 through March 27 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. Welcome to the Heartbreak House, where everyone is the least bit concerned that there is a war going on. Boss Mangan, a cold businessman, will marry Ellie Dunn, despite being her father’s age. Ellie Dunn concedes because she’s tired of being poor, but may (or may not) be in love with Hector Hushabye, who is married to Hesione. Hesione is more than happy to oblige Ellie, since her husband is such a liar. Lady Utterword, Hesione’s sister, has returned after 23 years; little does she know that her brother-in-law, Randall, is in romantic pursuit. Captain Shotover, Hesione’s and Lady Utterword’s father, just wants a bottle of rum. Just outside their window, a strange man breaks in, only to ask for charity. At an unofficial house party, with so much unrequited love, desire is rampant and pettiness is guaranteed. But even with the whole world burning, only witty humor can forge any sort of happy ending for these lasting characters. “It is relevant [today] because there are so many politicians in government but nothing’s getting done,” says Scogin. “It’s just the 1% who’s out for themselves…. You could say that it’s the 1% that’s running stuff in Heartbreak House and today.” Cast Members Include: Lydia Berger Gray, Allison Cook, Christian Gray, Richard Henzel, Doug MacKechnie, Richard Marlatt, Mary Michell, Jonathan Nichols and Barbara Zahora. WHO: ShawChicago Theater Company WHAT: George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House WHERE: 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60610 WHEN: March 4, 3 PM March 5, 3 PM March 6, 2 PM March 11, 3 PM March 12, 3 PM March 13, 10 AM March 18, 3 PM March 19, 3 PM March 20, 7 PM March 25, 3 PM March 26, 3 PM March 27, 7 PM TICKETS: $35.00 General, $30.00 Senior Citizen, $20.00 Students. Group rates available. Tickets may be purchased at www.shawchicago.org or over the phone at 312-587-7390.

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Raise the curtains, Julie Andrews is here! Join Julie as she introduces kids to the magical world of the performing arts. Julie's Greenroom is now streaming, only on Netflix.

You're invited to a magical adventure in Canada. RSVP is a must! We're going to the Stratford Festival! We'll be seeing 5 plays in 3 days. Plays include:

Twelfth Night
Romeo and Juliet
The Komagata Maru Incident
And more!

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“[A]n excellent ten-member ensemble.” Albert Williams, Chicago Reader. We've only got TWO MORE WEEKS! DON'T MISS OUT ON THE DRAMEDY! #HeartbreakHouse tickets available HALF OFF on Hot Tix and TodayTix

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"Girls aren't the delicate flowers they used to be." Meet 'The Mighty Atom' - The first Women's World Boxing Champion. 💪

"The acting is superb and frankly, the scenery is not missed." -Mira Temkin, UrbanMatter Chicago. Heartbreak House tickets are available on TodayTix and Hot Tix!

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"In a symphony for the spoken voice, Scogin leads his actors through their paces with appropriate style and clarity." -Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! bit.ly/HrtBrkHseTix

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ShawChicago added 25 new photos to the album: Heartbreak House — at ShawChicago.

CHICAGO—ShawChicago concludes its 2016/17 season, Dysfunctional Family Fun, with George Bernard Shaw’s World War I dramedy Heartbreak House. In a Chekovian Fantasia style, Shaw presents a caricature of the 1910s British upper class obsession with propriety. “[Essentially] The upper class who should be the ruling classes fiddle while the country falls apart,” says Artistic Director Robert Scogin. This production runs March 4 through March 27 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610.

Welcome to the Heartbreak House, where everyone is the least bit concerned that there is a war going on. Boss Mangan, a cold businessman, will marry Ellie Dunn, despite being her father’s age. Ellie Dunn concedes because she’s tired of being poor, but may (or may not) be in love with Hector Hushabye, who is married to Hesione. Hesione is more than happy to oblige Ellie, since her husband is such a liar. Lady Utterword, Hesione’s sister, has returned after 23 years; little does she know that her brother-in-law, Randall, is in romantic pursuit. Captain Shotover, Hesione’s and Lady Utterword’s father, just wants a bottle of rum. Just outside their window, a strange man breaks in, only to ask for charity.
At an unofficial house party, with so much unrequited love, desire is rampant and pettiness is guaranteed. But even with the whole world burning, only witty humor can forge any sort of happy ending for these lasting characters.

“It is relevant [today] because there are so many politicians in government but nothing’s getting done,” says Scogin. “It’s just the 1% who’s out for themselves…. You could say that it’s the 1% that’s running stuff in Heartbreak House and today.”
Cast Members Include: Lydia Berger Gray, Allison Cook, Christian Gray, Richard Henzel, Doug MacKechnie, Richard Marlatt, Mary Michell, Jonathan Nichols and Barbara Zahora.

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CHICAGO—ShawChicago concludes its 2016/17 season, Dysfunctional Family Fun, with George Bernard Shaw’s World War I dramedy Heartbreak House. In a Chekovian Fantasia style, Shaw presents a caricature of the 1910s British upper class obsession with propriety. “[Essentially] The upper class who should be the ruling classes fiddle while the country falls apart,” says Artistic Director Robert Scogin. This production runs March 4 through March 27 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610.

Welcome to the Heartbreak House, where everyone is the least bit concerned that there is a war going on. Boss Mangan, a cold businessman, will marry Ellie Dunn, despite being her father’s age. Ellie Dunn concedes because she’s tired of being poor, but may (or may not) be in love with Hector Hushabye, who is married to Hesione. Hesione is more than happy to oblige Ellie, since her husband is such a liar. Lady Utterword, Hesione’s sister, has returned after 23 years; little does she know that her brother-in-law, Randall, is in romantic pursuit. Captain Shotover, Hesione’s and Lady Utterword’s father, just wants a bottle of rum. Just outside their window, a strange man breaks in, only to ask for charity.
At an unofficial house party, with so much unrequited love, desire is rampant and pettiness is guaranteed. But even with the whole world burning, only witty humor can forge any sort of happy ending for these lasting characters.

“It is relevant [today] because there are so many politicians in government but nothing’s getting done,” says Scogin. “It’s just the 1% who’s out for themselves…. You could say that it’s the 1% that’s running stuff in Heartbreak House and today.”
Cast Members Include: Lydia Berger Gray, Allison Cook, Christian Gray, Richard Henzel, Doug MacKechnie, Richard Marlatt, Mary Michell, Jonathan Nichols and Barbara Zahora.

Photo credit: Dakota Sillyman

Heartbreak House Trailer
ShawChicago proudly presents our season finale, Heartbreak House.

Welcome to the Heartbreak House, where everyone is the least bit concerned that there is a war going on. Boss Mangan, a cold businessman, will marry Ellie Dunn, despite being her father’s age. Ellie Dunn concedes because she’s tired of being poor, but may (or may not) be in love with Hector Hushabye, who is married to Hesione. Hesione is more than happy to oblige Ellie, since her husband is such a liar. Lady Utterword, Hesione’s sister, has returned after 23 years; little does she know that her brother-in-law, Randall, is in romantic pursuit. Captain Shotover, Hesione’s and Lady Utterword’s father, just wants a bottle of rum. Just outside their window, a strange man breaks in, only to ask for charity.

At an unofficial house party, with so much unrequited love, desire is rampant and pettiness is guaranteed. But even with the whole world burning, only witty humor can forge any sort of happy ending for these lasting characters.

#HeartbreakHouse tickets are available discounted price on Hot Tix and TodayTix

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PRAISE FOR HEARTBREAK HOUSE:
"[P]rofessional precision" -Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review
"The acting is superb and frankly, the scenery is not missed." Mira Temkin, UrbanMatter Chicago

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