Widowers' Houses | Ruth Page Center for the Arts | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays. Continues through Feb. 25 2013
Price: $25
If Harry Trench were a 21st-century American—rather than a character in George Bernard Shaw's first produced play—he might be one of the socially aware shoppers who heard Whole Foods founder John Mackey compare Obamacare to fascism last month and suddenly realized what kind of man their grocery money was supporting. Idealistic young Dr. Trench is shocked to learn that his fiancee's father (a disarming, amusing Mark Richard) is a notorious slumlord. Forced to weigh his love against his aversion to becoming a beneficiary of evil, Trench learns how much he may have profited from it already. Kevin Christopher Fox's concert-style staging for ShawChicago is mostly tailored for committed Shavians who appreciate the deeper cuts. Still, you couldn't ask for better casting. —Dan Jakes



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