Linden House Theatre Company presents George Bernard Shaw’s You Never Can Tell

Continuing in their goal to present classic British comedy (with many of the proceeds of their shows going to local charities), Linden House Theatre is set to present one of Shaw’s earlier comedies this weekend and next.

This modern comedy of errors was one of Shaw’s earliest, written in 1897, and one of his merriest.  The story revolves around an “advanced” woman with three grown children who, after 18 years of marital exile in Madeira, return to England to encounter not only her abandoned husband but also a light-hearted dentist working in a seaside resort in Britain.  The dentist falls in love with the beautiful but serious Gloria, who has no intention of yielding to the blandishments of romantic love.  Billed as one of Shaw’s “sunniest and funniest” plays, You Never Can Tell has a setting to match, in a seaside town in Britain.

Photo credit: Linden House Theatre Company

You Never Can Tell features Danny McLeod, Jenny David, Adrian Manicom, Janet Kiff-Macaluso, Janet Uren, Susan Nugent, Bill Horsman, Tom Charlebois, Corey Reay, Barbara Merriam, Marlene Spatuk and Dan DeMarbre.

The show runs October 26-27 and October 31-November 3 at 7:30 pm, with a matinee October 28th at 3pm, at the Elmwood Theatre at 261 Buena Vista Road.  General admission tickets are $25 and are available by phone at 613-842-4913 or at Books on Beechwood (35 Beechwood Avenue).  You can also purchase tickets online via PayPal on the Linden House website.  (The October 31st performance is ‘pay-what-you-can’.)

Other Media

Comedic Timing: Linden House’s… (Ottawa Magazine)
You Never Can Tell (Visitorium)

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Preview article prepared by: Reena Belford, with information and photo from the Linden House Theatre Company.

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