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About Widowers' Houses - Off Broadway

Show Info

Running Time
2 hours (one intermission)
May be inappropriate for 13 and under.
Mar 1, 2016
Mar 13, 2016
Apr 2, 2016


Slum landlords. Sub-standard housing. Exorbitant rents. A lot has changed since 1892 in Shaw's piquantly funny debut play which tackles the crisis of conscience of a young man who comes face to face with the choice between his love and his ideals.

Written in 1892, Widowers' Houses is George Bernard Shaw's first play ever to be performed and it inspired Shaw to go on and create more then 60 plays including: PYGMALION, MRS. WARRENÕS PROFESSION, MAJOR BARBARA, HEARTBREAK HOUSE, CANDIDA, and MAN AND SUPERMAN.


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