Heartbreak House (11 Oct 2006)
Philip Bosco - American Airlines Theatre
Heartbreak House is a play written by George Bernard Shaw, first published in 1919 and first played at the Garrick Theatre (New York) in 1920. According to A. C. Ward, the work argues that "cultured, leisured Europe" was drifting toward destruction, and that "Those in a position to guide Europe to safety failed to learn their proper business of political navigation". On the eve of World War I, Ellie Dunn, her father, and her fiancé are invited to one of Hesione Hushabye’s infamous dinner parties. Unfortunately, her fiancé is a scoundrel, her father’s a bumbling prig, and she’s actually in love with Hector, Hesione’s husband. This bold mix of farce and tragedy lampoons British society as it blithely sinks towards disaster. Philip Bosco, Swoosie Kurtz, Byron Jennings, Lily Rabe, Laile Robins.
Heartbreak House (11 Oct 2006) - Philip Bosco - American Airlines Theatre
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