By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Bernadette Clemens*
Scenic & Lighting Design by Jason Coale
Costume Design by Inda Blatch-Geib
Sound Design by Cyrus O. Taylor
June 12-29, 2014
“The opportunity to gather some of the finest actors together and work with them on one of the world's finest plays is an opportunity that comes only a few times in a lifetime. I feel extraordinarily lucky to be a part of such an inspiring group effort.” -- Tom Fulton
"The opportunity to work on such a mysterious and multi-dimensional play with a group of exceptional theatre professionals whom I respect so much is a gift that doesn't come along every day. For an actor, it just doesn't get any better." -- John Hedges
“A lovely play and a lovely cast... to quote Nick Gilbert, ‘What's not to like?’ Grab your bow tie and come!” -- Paula Duesing
From June 12 through 29, 2014, ten of Cleveland’s finest actors (and all members of Actors’ Equity Association) will gather to perform George Bernard Shaw’s “Heartbreak House”. The self-produced show is being done under the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code. The performances will take place at Pilgrim Church that is located at W. 14th Street in historic Tremont.
To those familiar with Cleveland theater, the names will be well known. The cast includes: Terence Cranendonk, Paula Duesing*, Mitchell Fields*, Thomas Q. Fulton, Jr.*, Anjanette Hall*, Dana Hart*, John Hedges*, Laura Perrotta*, Juliette Regnier* and George Roth*.
*Area professionals presenting under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.
“Heartbreak House” will be directed by Bernadette Clemens, Co-Artistic Director of Mamaì Theatre Company, which has graciously hosted the production’s performance space. Seating is limited and tickets are $20 for Adults, $18 for Seniors and $10 for Students. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Online and telephone reservation information will be available at a later date.
“Heartbreak House” is a 20th century work by George Bernard Shaw that features a gathering of surprise visitors at an unusual family home. In the play, Shaw reminisces about the pre-World War I days of innocence while exposing its gullibility and ignorance as well. In the hands of experienced artists it plays like a symphonic masterpiece that encourages self discovery and pluck in the face of trepidation that social upheavals bring.