October 23, 2006
The central mismatch of this delicious 1909 comedy is a decidedly odd couple: Hypatia, the lusty, free-spirited daughter of a free-thinking, philandering father who made a bundle in the underwear business, and her fiancé Bentley, a.k.a. Bunny, who is all brains and no body and the wealthy son of a powerful Lord. Shaw’s witty characterizations and bold assertions carry this play in surprisingly modern ways. His humor infects us with delight as well as insight. Who will wind up with whom in this comedy of money, morality, and stuck-up manners?
Written by George Bernard Shaw in 1909.
Narrator — Mr. Jeremy McCarter
Johnny Tarleton — Mr. Ian Kahn
Bentley Summerhayes — Mr. Martin Moran
Hypatia Tarleton — Ms. Sara Uriate Berry
Mrs. Tarleton — Ms. Sally Ann Howes
Lord Summerhaye — Mr. Paxton Whitehead
John Tarleton — Mr. Brian Murray
Joseph Percival — Mr. Gareth Saxe
Lina — Ms. Andrea Marcovicci
Gunner (Julius Baker) — Mr. Christian Borle
Evening hosted by Mr. Howard Kissel
Associate Producers – Anita Jaffe and Jerry Wade
Produced and directed by Mr. David Staller