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Ensemble presents George Bernard Shaw's one-act comedy of adulterers discovering they've accidentally swapped spouses

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  • $12 for one ticket to Accidental Shakespeare Company’s Overruled, plus one souvenir magnet (up to $24.06 value)
  • Where: Mary’s Attic
  • Section: general admission
  • Ticket values include all fees.

Available Performances * Thursday, April 17, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. * Friday, April 18, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. * Saturday, April 19, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.


The Lunns and the Junos, two married couples unknown to each other, both feel that their marriages have reached a stalemate. To liven things up, the pairs take a break from their respective spouses and embark on separate vacations. Mr. Lunn encounters Mrs. Juno on his travels, and is immediately smitten—while elsewhere, Mr. Juno is discovering a forbidden attraction to Mrs. Lunn. And inevitably, this amorously entangled foursome of accidental spouse-swappers wind up in the very same hotel.

“This piece is not an argument for or against polygamy,” reads the preface of George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 one-act comedy Overruled. “It’s a clinical study of how the thing actually occurs between ordinary people, innocent of all unconventional views concerning it.” Perhaps he was afraid turn-of-the-century audiences might be unwilling to scoff at society norms, or laugh at the word “libertine.” But the famed playwright’s seriousness belies the character of Overruled: although it touches upon the touchy subject of open marriages, it’s tone is pure entertaining farce.

Accidental Shakespeare Company

The play’s the thing. But for the Accidental Shakespeare Company, that thing isn’t a device to capture the conscience of the king in Hamlet. It’s the spirit of the word “play” itself that adds a light touch to the theater company’s productions of classic pieces. The ensemble aims for the unexpected in all of its performances, believing that staging familiar plays in new places makes them fresh once more.

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