Globe’s ‘Engaging Shaw’ Celebrates the Snaring of a Confirmed Bachelor
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
La Jolla Light — John Morogiello’s West Coast premiere of “Engaging Shaw” mixes a bit of historical fact with a fictional romance for a delightful look at the marriage of Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. The East Coast production in New York last year drew raves from critics. Henry Wishcamper returns to the Old Globe to direct its production, opening Friday, July 29.
Morogiello’s resume includes “Irish Authors Held Hostage,” “Men and Parts,” “Stonewall’s Bust,” “Gianni Schicchi,” and his new play “Blame It on Beckett,” which will premiere Off Broadway at Abingdon Theatre Company this October. Morogiello said he became interested in doing something about GBS when he was asked to write a study guide for a Shaw play at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston. (Full Story)
Rod Brogan plays Shaw. He received his M.F.A. from The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program and has appeared on Broadway in “Mauritius,” the National Tour of “Doubt,” and Off Broadway in “Treasure Island,” among others.