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Two comedies about love and marriage officially open at the Shaw Festival starting Friday

- When We Are Married kicks off June openings, followed by The Philadelphia Story -

Media Release #9

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (June 6, 2014) — The Shaw Festival officially opens two productions centred on love and marriage beginning tonight at the Royal George Theatre with When We Are Married, the J.B. Priestley comic take-down of English middle class pretension featuring Shaw Festival talents Patrick Galligan, Kate Hennig, Claire Jullien, Catherine McGregor, Thom Marriott and Patrick McManus. The festivities continue tomorrow evening at the Festival Theatre with the opening performance of Philip Barry’s The Philadelphia Story, a celebrated and sophisticated take on class distinctions, the emergence of tabloid journalism and the rocky road to love and marriage, featuring Moya O’Connell as the iconic Tracy Lord, Gray Powell, Patrick McManus, Fiona Byrne and Sharry Flett.

Friday, June 6
8 p.m. – Opening of When We Are Married, directed by Joseph Ziegler
Royal George Theatre, 85 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake
When We Are Married is sponsored by CIBC.

Saturday, June 7
8 p.m. – Opening of The Philadelphia Story, directed by Dennis Garnhum
Festival Theatre, 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake
The Philadelphia Story is sponsored by BMO Financial Group.

The Shaw Festival’s 2014 season began April 4 runs until October 26 and features 10 productions presented on the Festival’s four Niagara-on-the-Lake stages. For more information on our 2014 season, performance schedule and ticket information, please visit www.shawfest.com or call 1-800-511-SHAW.


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