AAA Editor Notes
Shaw Festival, held in four theaters downtown, features one of North America's most renowned acting ensembles in a repertory company. A leader in contemporary theater events, the festival attracts some 300,000 theater-goers annually during its performance season. It is the only theater festival in the world that produces and presents the work of George Bernard Shaw, his contemporaries and playwrights writing during or about the era of Shaw's lifetime (1856-1950). The repertoire recently was expanded to include provocative plays by playwrights who, like Shaw himself, speak to social issues of our time.
The summer theater festival stages more than 800 performances of works by Shaw as well as Caryl Churchill, Noel Coward, Henrik Ibsen, Tom Stoppard, Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams and others. The playbill also offers lunchtime plays and readings, seminars and coffee concerts. Phone for schedules and ticket information.