The Washington Stage Guild’s 29th season of our distinctive repertory offers an array of eloquent plays of idea and argument, passion and wit—smart theatre for a smart town.
The company’s 2014–2015 season include the second part of our multi-year presentation of George Bernard Shaw’s Back to Methuselah, and as the visionary cycle leaps into the future and examines the effect of human advances on relationships, the other three plays also focus on unexpected looks at basic ties—a season of love and/or marriage.
Two Washington premieres are joined by two plays not seen here in decades, as we offer our first productions by two of Shaw’s followers, Frederick Lonsdale and Terence Rattigan, and one by a contemporary American playwright, David Marshall Grant. Audiences at the Stage Guild know to expect wit and wisdom from playwrights of all periods. Since we’re on this mesmerizing journey into the future with Methuselah, it seems fitting to pause along the way with three writers, one from the 1920s, one from the 1970s, and one from the past decade, as they deal with some of the same issues Shaw’s characters face. As changes come to the world, love, relationships, and families can change, too. Should they? As ever, a topic in the headlines was anticipated by GBS, and his confreres weigh in with humor and emotion.