Running time: Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

The March title, enthusiastically directed by Jeff Steitzer, is by George Bernard Shaw, and that alone should be enough to sell a ticket. But though you may never have heard of John Bull’s Other Island, it was the 1906 London hit that made G.B.S. a force to reckon with after 10 years of playwriting. It is about Ireland, Shaw’s birthplace, and was originally commissioned by W. B. Yeats for the Abbey Theatre in Dublin; but, as Shaw admits, Yeats “got more than he bargained for”. 110 years later, the play is sharp and truthful and very, very funny. King Edward VII laughed so hard at the command performance that he broke his chair. We hope you don’t break ACT’s chairs, but we hope you will occupy them on Mar 7!

Part of the series: Endangered Species Project

Endangered Species Project is an organization of distinguished Seattle theatre artists dedicated to presenting plays that seldom get full productions. While it is an essential duty of theatres to read and develop new work, there’s a parallel need to bring older neglected plays back to the stage. Through our simply staged readings, we lend live voices to plays that are now silent on our bookshelves.

Founded in February of 2011, Endangered Species Project has consistently mounted monthly readings. Expanding from our core group of eleven, dozens of Seattle’s best and bravest actors have been instrumental in bringing new life to these plays. We strive to do nothing that gets between the audience and the play. We want to give full scope to those two most powerful forces in the theatre: a playwright’s ideas and the audience’s imagination.

Learn more at www.endangeredspeciesproject.org.