Cast Photos by Bret Brookshire: HEARTBREAK HOUSE by George Bernard Shaw, Different Stages at THE VORTEX, Austin, June 17 - July 12, 2022
(Cast photos by Bret Brookshire)
When Ellie Dunn joins a house party at the home of the eccentric Captain Shotover, she causes a stir with her decision to marry for money rather than love, and the Captain’s forthright daughter Hesione protests vigorously against the pragmatic young woman’s choice. Opinion on the matter quickly divides and a lively argument about money and morality, idealism and realism ensues as Hesione’s rakish husband, snobbish sister, and Ellie’s fiancé--a wealthy industrialist—enter the debate.
Written during the heart of World War I, Heartbreak House is Shaw at his most thought-provoking, amusing and touching. Bursting with wit and a deep compassion for the foibles of mere mortals, Heartbreak House is an exhilarating comic masterpiece.
Directed by longtime Different Stages actor Will Douglas, Heartbreak House features Kelsey Mazak (The BookClub Play), Karen Jambon (The Magic Fire), Norman Blumensaadt (The Dresser), Kristin Fern Johnson (The Old Lady Shows Her Medals), Katherine Schroeder (The Old Lady Shows Her Medals), Jamie Rogers (A Doll’s House), Steven Fay (A Doll’s House), Beau Paul (The Cricket on the Hearth), Michael Lucus (Il Campiello), and Craig Kanne (Great Expectations).
June 17 - July 02, 2022
2307 Manor Road
Austin, TX, 78722
June 17-July 2, 2022
The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd
Thursdays - Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 6 p.m.
Added performance on Wednesday June 29
$15, $25 $35 Wednesday through Sunday
For tickets and information call 512-478-5282