explores family misunderstandings
Runs Oct. 5-6 and 9-12 at Culbreth Theatre
(left to right) Christopher Van Cleave, Billy Robison, Daniel
Perez and Christine Bovenizer marvel at a wondrous newa
invention and the possibilities of progress in the U.Va.
drama departments production of Misalliance.
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presents George Bernard Shaws Misalliance Oct.
5-6 and 9-12 in Culbreth Theatre at 8 p.m. This classic comedy,
set in pre-WWI England in 1909, addresses family miscommunication
and issues that sometimes remain just below the surface.
Tarleton, the middle-class daughter of a self-made businessman,
is engaged to Bentley Summerhays, the son of a colonial governor.
They are much aware of class mores and act accordingly. But unexpected
guests literally drop in and help the families realize that the
conventions they take for granted are very shaky and fickle.
Richard Warner said that hes been considering Misalliance
for a couple of years for several reasons. Its very
good for a company of actors. Its a discussion play
where I can engage my audience in conversation. And we havent
done a Shaw play here since the mid-80s, he said.
wanted to provoke his audience with this play, Warner said. He
wanted the audience to experience the utopian optimism,
vitality and innocence of that age. Its a remarkable contrast
with our century, Warner said.
for Misalliance are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors
and $6 for students. Full-time U.Va. students can use their ARTS$
dollars to purchase tickets; season subscriptions are still available.
For more details, call the box office at 924-3376 between 1 and
6 p.m. Monday through Friday.