Last Chance: Ontario Shaw Fest's John Bull's Other Island Sinks Sept. 26

News   Last Chance: Ontario Shaw Fest's John Bull's Other Island Sinks Sept. 26 John Bull's Other Island -- one of the two Shaw offerings at this year's Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario -- ends its scheduled run on Sept. 26. John Bull stars David Schurmann, Blair Williams, Peter Hutt, and is directed by Jim Mezon.

John Bull's Other Island -- one of the two Shaw offerings at this year's Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario -- ends its scheduled run on Sept. 26. John Bull stars David Schurmann, Blair Williams, Peter Hutt, and is directed by Jim Mezon.

The 1998 festival's other Shavian production, Passion, Poison and Petrifaction or, The Fatal Gazogene, closed Sept. 20.

Also set to shutter is Galsworthy's Joy, in which Joy, the teenage daughter of separated parents contends with love, anger, jealousy and rejection. Neil Munro directs a cast featuring Severn Thompson (as Joy), Michael Ball, Sharry Flett, Jennifer Phipps and Maralyn Ryan. Joy runs through Sept. 27.

Meanwhile, Shaw Festival staple Fiona Reid stars in Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan (through Oct. 31). The exploration of Victoria morals also stars Colombe Demers, Ben Carlson, and Gordon Rand, under Christopher Newton's direction.

The Shaw Fest began performances April 15 and runs through Nov. 29. Five productions opened in May, including Shaw's Major Barbara (running through Nov. 1); Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It With You (Nov. 1); Christopher Fry's The Lady's Not for Burning (Sept. 27); the new Gershwin musical A Foggy Day (Nov. 1); andThe Shop at Sly Corner, by Edward Percy (Nov. 29). For information, call (800) 511-7429

-- By Robert Simonson

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