Written in 1892, Shaw's first play is an ethical debate about slum-landlordism, and implies in a very contemporary way that we enjoy our comfortable standard of living at the expense of the poor and disenfranchised. Each of the three acts is set in a different location. Glass was the metaphor: layers of tinted panes became a hotel terrace restaurant, the enclosed book-lined walls of a country house library, and the panelling of a firelit London drawing room glittering with gas lamps.

"A groundbreaking Shavian production...the final joy is the show's physical production, full of the quietly understated elegance that Christina Poddubiuk does so well. Her costumes are especially stylish here, most notably the impeccable tailoring of the men's suits and jet-beaded Act IIII dress for Lisa Norton that is a work of art on its own."
Toronto Star, May 2003

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