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2015 STRATFORD PLAYERS Performances
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Engaging Shaw - the Story
There’s great fun in watching witty people fall in love. While some of us sputter in shyness, the well-spoken are infinitely more appealing as they bat bons mots back and forth. “Engaging Shaw” is just such a matchup, a charming romantic comedy featuring four razor-sharp tongues. If there’s a minute of the play that’s less than clever, you’ll be hard pressed to find it.
The story, which follows the real-life courtship of George Bernard Shaw and Charlotte Payne-Townshend in the late 1800s, starts with Shaw as a philandering bachelor, spouting revolutionary ideas and extolling his virtues.
“You can’t think what delightful agony it is to be in love with me,” he tells Charlotte, both warning and welcoming her to fall for him. She does, of course, under the watch of Sidney and Beatrice Webb, two matchmakers eager to marry off their friends while furthering their own interests.
- Ken Jaworowski, NY Times