Theater Talk: Shaw at The Shaw, Wilde at ICTC, Company at O'Connell & Company, and the Arties

Jun 3, 2016

Niagara-on-the-Lake's Shaw Festival presents MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION and it is skillfully staged and directed as if this pro-feminist play were being produced in a gentleman's club, which, indeed is how the first production came to be for this censored work. And, it's the Shaw production that will make its way across the border to 710 Main Theatre in the late fall. An excellent choice based on the opening which Peter and Anthony saw over the weekend. Remember, 710 Main is where the Artie awards will be presented on Monday, June 6 at 8 p.m. (bar opens at 7). Meanwhile, Shaw's great friend Oscar Wilde, will have his play AN IDEAL HUSBAND (one of Shaw's favorites) open tonight at the Irish Classical Theatre (625 Main). And don't forget that O'Connell & Company is presenting Sondheim & Furth's COMPANY at The Park School in Snyder.

Sir Robert Chiltern (Chris Kelly, left) is being blackmailed by Mrs. Cheveley (Kate LoConti) in Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND which opens June 3 at Irish Classical
Credit www.irishclassical.com