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Friday, January 15, 2010

Shaw Festival Box Office Now Open for 2010 Season

2010 Shaw Festival Logo - with year - black - jpeg

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, January 11, 2010 . . . The Shaw Festival Box Office is accepting online, mail and fax orders from the general public for the 2010 season starting today.  Commencing January 16, the Box Office will be open for phone and in-person orders. 

The Shaw Festivals 2010 season resonates with the wit, social commentary and relevance for which Bernard Shaw himself was well known and features two plays by the Festivals namesake: The Doctors Dilemma, Shaws relevantly comedic exploration of the medical establishment, directed by Morris Panych; and John Bulls Other Island, Shaws exploration of the culture of misunderstandings and misconceptions, directed by Artistic Director Emeritus Christopher Newton.  

Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell directs An Ideal Husband, Shaws favourite Oscar Wilde work, featuring Shaw Festival favourites Patrick Galligan and Steven Sutcliffe.  Mr. Galligan will also be performing in The Doctors Dilemma, while Mr. Sutcliffe will also be featured in Eda Holmess production of Caryl Churchills Serious Money.  Ms. Maxwell will also direct Linda Griffiths Age of Arousal.

Deborah Hay, who garnered rave reviews as Billie Dawn in the 2009 runaway hit Born Yesterday, returns as Sylvia Fowler in Alisa Palmers production of Clare Boothe Luces The Women and as the whip smart Molly Grant in the S.J. Perelman, Ogden Nash and Kurt Weill musical One Touch of Venus, directed by Eda Holmes

Shaw Festival notables Benedict Campbell, Jim Mezon and Corrine Koslo will be featured in John Bulls Other Island.  Mr. Mezon and Mr. Campbell will also be performing in Tom Murphys adaptation of Anton Chekhovs The Cherry Orchard, directed by Jason Byrne; while Ms. Koslo will take on the role as society-conscious Veta Simmons in the Joseph Ziegler production of Mary Chases Harvey.

The Shaw welcomes back Norman Browning, Diana Donnelly, Kelli Fox, Jonathan Gould, Catherine McGregor, Moya OConnell, Jennifer Phipps and Severn Thompson to its stages this season. 

The Shaw Festival also offers a reading series of contemporary Shavian writers and a variety of enrichment activities that include workshops and seminars.  Affordable overnight and day packages are also available making a trip to The Shaw an enjoyable and hassle-free experience.

Ticket information and brochures can be obtained through the Shaw Festival Box Office:
       Toll free in North America: 1-800-511-7429
       Local: (905) 468-2172
       Fax: (905) 468-3804
       Internet: www.shawfest.com
       Mail: Shaw Festival, Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON  L0S 1J0

The Festival Theatre Box Office and Bernards, the Shaw Festival Shop, are located at 10 Queens Parade in Niagara-on-the-Lake.  To best serve our patrons, the Box Office will be open Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from January 11 to January 24. Beginning January 25, Box Office hours will be Monday to Friday 9 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Shaws 2010 season begins April 1 and features An Ideal Husband, The Women, The Doctors Dilemma, The Cherry Orchard, John Bulls Other Island, Age of Arousal, Harvey, One Touch of Venus, Half An Hour and Serious Money.

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