You Never Can Tell (May 19-28, 2016)

An Irish Comedy by George Bernard Shaw.

The comedy You Never Can Tell was George Bernard Shaw’s 1896 answer to The Importance of Being Earnest. As the play opens, Mrs. Clandon and her children, Dolly, Phillip and Gloria, have just returned to England 18 years after their departure. The children have no idea who their father is and, through a comedy of errors, end up inviting him to a family lunch. At the same time, a dentist named Valentine has fallen in love with the eldest daughter, Gloria, who considers herself a modern woman and claims to have no interest in love or marriage. Will Valentine succeed in changing her mind? Throughout the play, the wise and friendly waiter, Walter (most commonly referred to by the characters as “William,” because Dolly thinks he resembles Shakespeare), dispenses his wisdom with the titular phrase “You Never Can Tell.” The New York Dramatic Mirror thought the comedy “So full of whimsical turns . . . It is brainy champagne.” We hope you will think so too!

Pygmalion (January 14-30, 2010)

A Comedy by George Bernard Shaw

One of Shaw’s finest plays, and a source of theatre-audience delight for over a hundred years! It achieved further distinction when adapted into the stunning musical My Fair Lady. Phonetics expert Henry Higgins, wagers he can transform the flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, into a lovely lady of high society.

“The most brilliant comedy of the century.” – Times of London

Candida (May 4-20, 2006)

A Comedy by George Bernard Shaw

“You don’t have to go all the way to Niagara-on-the-Lake to see a production of one of George Bernard Shaw’s plays …. this production is a complete success.” – North York Mirror

One of the world’s great pieces of theatre, this play recounts the soulful lovesickness of eighteen-year-old Marchbanks for Candida, the parson’s wife. The parson is at first amused, then incensed, and finally angered. Candida is attracted to both men for their very different qualities. Marchbanks believes she has a choice but they are both devastated by the idea of losing her. With Candida, Shaw offers us his greatest insights into womankind.