In Good King Charles’s Golden Days

March 17, 2008

Image this: It’s 1680 and you’re in Isaac Newton’s house. In walks Charles II, in disguise and leaving all of his dogs outside, with George Fox the original Quaker. Every one of Charles’s misstresses, including Nell Gwyn, proceed to come looking for him. What follows is a tremendous send-up of science, philosophy, play-writing, and the arts. As usual, Shaw has a field day by challenging everything we hold near and dear.

Written by George Bernard Shaw in 1939.


Mrs. Basham – Ms. Pam Paul
Isaac Newton – Mr. Ed Dixon
George Fox – Mr. Graham Rowat
King Charles II – Mr. Daniel Jenkins
Nell Gwynn – Ms. Liz Morton
Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland – Ms. Jenn Thompson
Louise de Kerouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth – Ms. Hannah Cabell
James, Duke of York – Mr. Jack Koenig
Godfrey Kneller – Mr. Bill Kux
Queen Catherine of Braganza – Ms. Mary Bacon
Narrator & Sally – Ms. Sarah Moon

Evening hosted by Mr. Michael Riedel of the NEW YORK POST

Produced and directed by Mr. David Staller

The Cast of In Good King Charles’s Golden Days