by G.B. Shaw
Dir. by Tina Brock
Walnut Theater Studio, Philadelphia, 2015
Shaw wrote in the preface to Misalliance, "A new sort of laziness will become the bugbear of society: the laziness that refuses to face the mental toil and adventure of making work by inventing new ideas or extending the domain of knowledge, and insists on a ready-made routine." Misalliance is considered one of Shaw's "discussion" plays, a dramatic genre introduced and perfected by the playwright.
"Anna Kiraly’s set fills the small Walnut stage with Victorian splendor, with comfortable stuffed furniture and piles of books enclosed within a conservatory-style greenhouse. The IRC cast has fun peering through the glass panels of Kiraly’s grand structure when Lina’s plane lands."