Androcles and the Lion - Shaw Festival Theatre

Androcles and the Lion
Waiting to be thrown to the lions (literally!) has never been funnier. An interactive twist on Shaw’s tale.
Court House Theatre
June 6 - October 7
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Synopsis

In ancient Rome, a group of early Christians wait to be thrown to the lions in the Colosseum. Some are more eager to be martyrs than others; the Romans just think they are all crazy. Shaw takes the fable of the man who pulled the thorn from the lion’s paw as the starting point for one of his funniest plays. This revival will be a daring theatre experiment: everyone in the room, actors and audience, will have the chance to get involved. Ready to play?

Technical Credits
By Bernard Shaw
Director Tim Carroll
Set and costume design Dana Osborne
Lighting design Kimberly Purtell
Original music Paul Sportelli
Age Guideline
14+
Production Sponsors
Sponsor logo: cibc Sponsor logo: Gabriel-Pascal-Memorial-Fund
Cast
Creative
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