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An Evening of Adultery:
Overruled and Passion, Poison & Petrifaction

by George Bernard Shaw
November 21-December 8, 2002

Photo: Damon Meledones

The Department of Theatre presents An Evening of Adultery, two one-act plays by George Bernard Shaw: Overruled and Passion, Poison & Petrifaction, on the ironies of infidelity, directed by Colette Searls. Bored by countless treatments of adultery on the European stage, Bernard Shaw offered Overruled as his own "demonstration." What might happen if two married couples, caught red-handed, try to duke it out in a proper honest chat? From the opposite site of the Shavian brain, we present Passion, Poison & Petrifaction as its wayward companion. A parody of tragic melodrama, this "tomfoolery" unleashes the romance of love and vengeance with no such civilized restraint.

Direction: Colette Searls
Set/Costume Design: Elena Zlotescu
Light/Sound Design: Terry Cobb
Vocal/Dialect Coach: Lynn Watson
Fight Choreographer: Paul Gallagher