While Berkeley Rep in San Francisco is getting ready to open its new season with George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House, The Colony Studio Theatre in Los Angeles has just announced that the same show will fill the final slot of it's 1996 season, overlapping their runs by about a month.
Shaw called Heartbreak House "my greatest play" and subtitled it "a fantasia in the Russian manner on English themes." The 1916 drama takes place on the eve of World War I, mostly in Captain Shotover's Sussex home that he has built to resemble a ship.
Berkeley Rep's version will be staged by Artistic Director Sharon Ott. The production begins previews Sept. 6 and runs through Oct. 25.
Due to the extension of City of Angels at Los Angeles' Colony Studio Theatre, Heartbreak House will run Sept. 28 through Nov. 17, and will be directed by the Drama-Logue award-winning director, Jessica Kubansky.
For tickets or more information about Berkeley Rep: (510) 845-4700. For tickets or more information about the Colony Studio Theatre: (213) 665-3011. -- By Blair Glaser