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Heartbreak House
Location:
Up-the-Hill Theatre
Presented By:
American Players Theatre
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Presented by American Players Theatre

The Shotover family is so devastatingly fascinating, their lives a veritable who’s who of the elite. They’re all so in love. Mostly with themselves. And all so much more damaged than they care to admit. Not that they’ll let that put a pin in their party. They’re a dramatic lot, and a few bombshells are sure to drop before the night is through. George Bernard Shaw had a remarkable skill for dressing up serious social issues in lively banter and sex appeal. It’s been a few years since he’s visited the Hill, but he’s more than worth the wait. 

Featuring: Tracy Michelle Arnold, Sarah Day, Jim DeVita, Tim Gittings, Phoebe González, Colleen Madden, John Taylor Phillips, Jonathan Smoots

Synopsis
Sweet Ellie Dunn has been invited to a party along with her father and fiancé at the home of the eccentric Captain Shotover, where he lives with his bohemian daughter Hesione and her husband Hector. But it soon comes to light that Ellie has eyes for another man. Surprises hit one after the other, when it turns out Ellie’s “true love” is not who he appeared to be, Shotover’s other daughter, Ariadne, shows up at the party after a 23-year absence, and love triangles shift and overlap. A rich Shavian comedy about human folly and the charming and self-absorbed gentry.



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