Too True to Be Good - Shaw Festival Theatre

Too True to Be Good
Too True to Be Good
A fantasia to take you around the world in 80 ideas per minute.
Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre
May 18 - October 8
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How to describe a play in which the first character to speak is a microbe? Shaw’s ‘Political Extravaganza,’ written in 1932, foreshadows the insanity that was about to engulf the world. With a cavalier disregard for the unities of time and place, the play takes us on a surreal journey into the heart of the outdated public and private prejudices and errors that would soon be swept away – or would they?

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Technical Credits
By Bernard Shaw
Directed by Sanjay Talwar
Movement director Alexis Milligan
Set designed by Sue LePage
Costumes designed by Joyce Padua
Lighting designed by Nick Andison
Original music and sound designed by John Gzowski
Approximate run time
3 hours with two intermissions
Age recommendation
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