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Widowers’ Houses

California Stage Unveils the Local Premiere of a Rare Production

George Bernard Shaw’s hilarious comedy about social climbers of the economic classes.

Widower's Houses, george bernard shaw“Widowers’ Houses” begins as a boy meets girl romance, but is soon we are treated to a hilarious satire on the garrulous social climbers of the economic upper-classes. (Read: 1% in US currency).

Blanche Sartorius is the spoiled daughter of a rich Realtor whose massive fortune has been made from milking poor renters in his sub-standard houses. An idealistic young doctor, Harry Trent has blindly courted Blanche until he discovers the declassé source of her father’s wealth. Continue reading