Never Wrestle With Pigs Presents A One Night Stand With Shaw Four Rarely Produced One – Act Plays by George Bernard Shaw directed by Anne Allan, presented at the Annex Theatre April 18-26, 2014.
This exciting production includes four short, obscure plays by George Bernard Shaw, strung together to create an evening of hilarity, farce, political satire, and wit. The plays included are: Inauguration Speech: An Interlude, How He Lied to Her Husband, The Inca of Perusalem, and Passion, Poison, and Petrifaction. These carefully chosen plays feature playhouse drama, tantalizing affairs, infamous moustaches, and internal effervescence. They have everything from the politically to electrically charged.
The original idea for this production, conceived by company member Mitchell Court, graced the stage for two evenings last May and was met with great enthusiasm. Continuing on from its success, a new play has been added, the run has been extended, a larger venue selected, and production values increased. This year’s show is composed of a cast of eight talented emerging artists from across Canada: Hilary Carroll, Mitchell Court, David DiFrancesco, Wendy Fox, Victoria Millar, Celine Peel-Michaud, Matt Pilipiak, and Nicholas Porteous.
Never Wrestle with Pigs is an emerging artist collective fervent on connecting passionate emerging artists with seasoned industry professionals, allowing for mentorships, collaborations, and theatrical creations. The collective believes in creating theatrical opportunities for themselves, choosing ambitious pieces challenging the audience to wrestle with their thoughts.
“I learned long ago, Never to Wrestle With a pig, you get dirty; and besides, the pig likes it” – George Bernard Shaw
The production which includes Hilary Carroll, Mitchell Court, David DiFrancesco, Wendy Fox, Victoria Millar, Celine Peel-Michaud, Matt Pilipiak, Nicholas Porteous opens April 18, 2014 and runs to April 26, 2014 At the Annex Theatre, 730 Bathurst Street.
Ticket are $15.00+ and can be purchased online at www.secureaseat.com