MMonday July 25th, 2016
THE APPLE CART
By Bernard Shaw
Shaw’s 1929 farcical comedy does everything possible to tickle us. English King Magnus has quite a day on his hands. His Cabinet, headed by a devious Prime Minister, wants him dethroned. His extravagantly volatile mistress and his extremely ambitious Queen both have their grip on him. And then, the American Ambassador arrives announcing the Grand Plan to colonize Britain. It’s all part of the Royal game, pitting Magnus against the Fates to do whatever he can to not upset THE APPLE CART.
Semphronius ... ... Mr. Donald Corren
Pamphilius .. ... Mr. Daniel Marconi
Boanerges .. ... Mr. Jim Brochu
King Magnus .. ... Mr. Michael Cumpsty
Proteus .. ... Mr. Tony Sheldon
Nicobar .. ... Mr. Henry Yuk
Crassus .. ... Mr. William DeMeritt
Balbus .. ... Mr. Robert Zukerman
Amanda .. ... Ms. Alison Cimmet
Lysistrata .. ... Ms. Robin Miles
Orinthia .. ... Ms. Melissa Errico
The Queen .. ... Ms. Jackie Hoffman
Vanhattan ... ... Mr. Bill Kux
Narrator .. ... Mr. Matt Windman
ACT 1: An Office in the Royal Palace
INTERLUDE: Orinthia's Boudoir.
ACT II: A Terrace overlooking the Palace Gardens.
Time: The Future.
Bernard Shaw’s THE APPLE CART: A Political Extravaganza.
In this rarely seen gem by Shaw, British King Magnus is doing his best to save the country. He goes toe to toe with the Prime Minister, his cabinet, his wife, his children…but nothing could prepare him for the most famous scene from the play, in which he and his exotic mistress duke it out in one of Shaw’s most scintillating comedic scenes.
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