Widowers' Houses preview last night, at the Beckett Theatre, may have appeared to be a pristine Victorian drama, but morphed into a play that presents issues of moral raising consciousness with comedic relief on sex, greed and real estate.
This play is a Tact/Gingold production of George Bernard Shaw's prescient first play, Widower's Houses. It takes on a fresh spin as directed by David Staller, founder of the Gingold Theatrical Group, an organization that presents works using the humanitarian precepts of George Bernard Shaw as its platform.
The play's spirited rhetoric by a cast of stellar performers in period costumes (circa 1892) against a minimal stage background, take center stage with their strong individual presence. They keep the action moving into the still annoying relevant issues that will resonate with you, and at the same time enlighten and entertain.