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About Heartbreak House - Off Broadway

Show Info

Opened
Aug 28, 2018
Closed
Sep 29, 2018

Summary

In this new adaptation of Shaw’s infamous WWI play, it’s the first days of the London Blitz of September 1940. With the performance interrupted, the cast and audience have joined together to seek shelter in the theatre’s basement. To entertain the crowd, the cast performs Shaw’s most vital paean to resistance and perseverance again tyranny, HEARTBREAK HOUSE. Inspired by actual events during WWII’s darkest days, this revelatory approach makes Shaw’s masterpiece more timely than ever.

HEARTBREAK HOUSE, which Shaw began at the beginning of WWI but which was first performed by New York’s famed Theatre Guild in 1920, brings a wildly disparate group of people together in the English countryside over a September weekend to make major decisions about their future. No stone is left unturned as each character is forced to come to terms with his or her past while finding a way to move forward in the face of the coming crisis.

Venue

Theatre Row

410 West 42nd Street, (between 9th & 10th Avenues) NYC