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The Doctor’s Dilemma

May 21, 2018


The Doctor’s Dilemma provided Shaw the opportunity to accept his own personal challenge to write of Art verus Science. In this highly entertaining play from 1906, the enchanting Jennifer Dubedat idolizes her artist husband, Louis, but refuses to accept that his illness must be fatal. She goes to the renowned doctor, Sir Colenso, who has just invented a revolutionary cure in the hopes of convincing him that Louis’ artistic talents make him worthy of saving. The doctor only has enough serum to treat one more patient and must choose between a doctor who has devoted himself to the underserved or the artist (who turns out to be a roguish scoundrel). In addition, Sir Colenso may have fallen in love with Jennifer. So, kill or cure? Shaw takes on the medical profession with his usual razor-sharp and uncompromising wit.

These are all unique script-in-hand performances!




Emmy … Patti Perkins
Redpenny … Evan Zes
Sir Patrick Cullen … Lenny Wolpe
Sir Colenso Ridgeon … Reed Birney
Sir Ralph Bloomfield Bonigton … Peter Bartlett
Cutler Wolpole … Warren Kelley
Dr. Leo Shutzmacher … Kevin Ligon
Dr. Blenkensop … Don Stephenson
Jennifer Dubedat … Lisa O’Hare
Minnie Tinwell … Kristin Parker
Louis Dubedat … Tony Roach
Newspaper Man … Evan Zes
Mr. Danby … Evan Zes



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