Engaging Shaw

Los Angeles Premiere
March-April 2018

A Play by John Morogiello
Directed by Melanie MacQueen
Produced by David Hunt Stafford


From the same playwright who gave us The Consul, The Tramp and America’s Sweetheart comes this hilarious true story of Irish playwright Bernard Shaw’s relationship with wealthy heiress Charlotte Payne-Townshend. According to her, “no man can resist a woman once she has set her sights upon him, unless thwarted by another woman.” But confirmed bachelor Shaw may prove to be more than she bargained for. Can she romance an unromantic man? Can Shaw reconcile his intellectual theories with emotional reality?


Jennifer Lynn Davis • Warren Davis • Grinnell Morris • Susan Priver

What critics were saying:

“wit and humor wrapped around a serious message”
—Cynthia Citron for Santa Monica Daily Press

“a romantic comedy for thinking folks”
—Rich Borowy for Accessibly Live Off-Line

Read the full press coverage of the show.