Taking place on a single day in May 1909, a self-made millionaire and his family invite their future nobleman-in-law for a visit to their estate in Surrey, England. In this delightfully clever play, issues of gender, class, politics and family are all targets for Shaw’s keen wit.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

Tom Beyer as Bentley Summerhays
Joy Gregory as Hypatia
Roger Rees as Lord Summerhays
W. Morgan Sheppard as Mr. Tarleton
Eric Stoltz as Johnny Tarleton
Victoria Tennant as Mrs. Tarleton
Serena Scott Thomas as Lina Szczepanowska
Tegan West as Joey Percival
Douglas Weston as Gunner/Julius Baker

Includes an interview with Eda Holmes, the Associate Director of the Shaw Festival Theatre in Ontario, Canada.

Directed by Eric Simonson. Recorded before a live audience at the DoubleTree Suites, Santa Monica in January of 2003.

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978 1 58081 275 7

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Tom Beyer, Joy Gregory, Roger Rees, Serena Scott Thomas, W. Morgan Sheppard, Eric Stoltz, Victoria Tennant, Tegan West, Douglas Weston


George Bernard Shaw

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