Heartbreak House

By George Bernard Shaw
Directed by John Going

January 03 - 28 , 2007

2006-2007 Mainstage Season

The Story

The classes and the sexes clash in Shaw’s moving and comic masterpiece of misdirection and seduction. On the eve of World War I in cultured, leisured Europe, Captain Shotover’s ship-shape English manor houses a collection of bohemian eccentrics for a weekend gathering planned by his optimistically romantic daughter. While bombs begin to rain down upon the garden, sparks fly among the guests, as they play out their petty deceptions and grand philosophies oblivious to the momentous changes on the horizon.

Creative & Production Staff

Scenic Designer: John Ezell
Costume Designer: Elizabeth Covey
Lighting Designer: Dennis Parichy
Sound Designer: Tori Meyer
Stage Manager: T.R. Martin
Assistant Stage Manager: Tony Dearing
Casting: Rich Cole


Ruth Eglsaer (Ellie Dunn)
Donna Weinsting (Nurse Guiness)
Thomas Carson (Captain Shotover)
Andrea Cirie (Lady Utterword)
Carole Healy (Hesione Hushabye)
Frank Lowe (Mazzini Dunn)
Paul DeBoy (Hector Hushabye)
Curt Karibalis (Boss Mangan)
Matt Bradford Sullivan (Randall Utterword)

Kevin Kline Awards


Outstanding Set Design: John Ezell, Heartbreak House