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Previews begin for intimate new production of Shaw’s Major Barbara

“There are only two things necessary to Salvation…money and gunpowder.”
Media Release #12
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, May 3, 2013 . . . A new production of Major Barbara, one of Bernard Shaw’s most celebrated and provocative works, began previews May 2 in the intimate space of the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre.
Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell, along with [...]

Stylish social comedy Our Betters opens Shaw’s 2013 season

“If one wants to be successful in London, one must either have looks, wit, or a bank balance.”
Media Release #9

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, April 2, 2013 . . . The curtain rises tomorrow on the Shaw Festival’s 52nd season when W. Somerset Maugham’s glittering satire Our Betters begins previews at the Royal George Theatre. Morris Panych [...]

Rehearsals for Shaw’s 2013 season begin with spring return of Ensemble members

Media Bulletin #3
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, February 11, 2013 . . . A sure sign that spring is just around the corner is the return of Shaw Ensemble members from across Canada to start rehearsals in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Preparations for The Shaw’s 52nd season now shift into high gear with the first preview performance of W. Somerset Maugham’s [...]

Works from within the Festival’s original mandate period feature stellar Shaw Festival acting talents

Media Release #30
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 26, 2012…Unsurpassed in presenting works from within the Festival’s original mandate period, the talented Shaw Festival acting Ensemble this season takes on the characters and worlds of Oscar Wilde, W. Somerset Maugham, Elizabeth von Arnim via Matthew Barber, Susan Glaspell and Eugene O’Neill.

Celebrated Shaw actors give voice to contemporary theatre’s most illustrious playwrights

Media Release #29
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 21, 2012…For the last decade, the Shaw Festival has been introducing contemporary theatre’s most illustrious playwrights into the playbill alongside their classical forebears. Like Bernard Shaw himself, these writers delight in questioning assumptions, subverting expectations and creating compelling theatre that unites head and heart. The 2013 season goes even further [...]

‘Soup, soap, salvation’ and Shaw: Guys and Dolls and Major Barbara principal casting

Media Release #28
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, November 12, 2012… An exceptional collection of talent has been assembled to bring the Shaw Festival’s 52nd season to life — a unique and entertaining playbill rich with new and provocative conversations, culture clashes, magical transformations and dazzling ideas. The Salvation Army marches in this season with freshly re-envisioned productions of [...]

The Shaw Festival remembers best friend and supporter Walter Carsen

Media Release #27
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, October 10, 2012… The Shaw Festival has lost a dear friend in Walter Carsen. He will always be remembered here as a man who truly loved the arts and artists.

Shaw Festival announces 2013 season

Media Release #25
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, September 24, 2012 . . . Today’s announcement by Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell of the Shaw Festival’s 2013 season introduces new and provocative conversations for its 52nd season. In a playbill rich with culture clashes, magical transformations and dazzling ideas, The Shaw continues its theatrical exploration of the mystery and beauty [...]

Shaw’s The Millionairess begins Shaw Festival July openings

Media Release #19
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 5, 2012…Three days of Shaw Festival summer openings start tonight at the Court House Theatre with Bernard Shaw’s comedy The Millionairess. Opening performances continue on Friday at the Royal George Theatre with the evening presentation of William Inge’s moving drama Come Back, Little Sheba. On Saturday, the Court House Theatre [...]

William Inge’s Come Back, Little Sheba begins previews today

“If you can’t forget the past, you stay in it and never get out.”
Media Release #18 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 28, 2012 . . . Come Back, Little Sheba, the heartfelt drama that launched William Inge’s career and became a Broadway hit, begins previews today at the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre. Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell directs [...]