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Jun23
Theatre & Performing Arts

Grippo Stage Company Announces the World Premiere of “Shaw vs. Tunney,”


Grippo Stage Company is proud to present the world premiere of“Shaw vs. Tunney,” written by Douglas Post and directed by Nick Sandys, based on the book “The Prizefighter and The Playwright” by Jay R. Tunney, May 25 – July 8, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave.

 

“Shaw vs. Tunney” introduces audiences to the deep, enduring and unexpected relationship that developed between George Bernard Shaw, the celebrated Irish playwright, and World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Gene Tunney. The play begins with their first meeting in London and culminates on an island in the Adriatic where Tunney and Polly Lauder Tunney spent their honeymoon. It is there that Shaw and the Tunneys experience an extraordinary event that changes their lives forever. The play is an adaptation of the book “The Prizefighter and The Playwright,” written by Jay R. Tunney, the son of Tunney.

Preview performances are Thursday, May 25 at 8 p.m. and Friday, May 26 at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 27 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 28 at 2 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays – Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $38 – $40 and are currently on sale. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit TheatreWit.org.


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