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Shaw Festival 2006 Comments, Reviews-The Heiress
  steve  2006-04-23 12:33   The Heiress is a drama written by Ruth & Augustus Goetz. The Shaw brochure writes; "Theirs is a chiaroscuro world - where civility is all, and feelings, mo matter how strong, are kept frmly buried...a drama...with an ending that is destined to provoke a collective gasp"

Will you like this play? Professional reviews are available online and in the media once the show is officially open. However, in our experience, many critics often write reviews that do not match at all with the reaction of our guests.

So, for a more candid reaction, we are asking for comments and reviews from the people who visit us! Jane and I go to all the plays and we will post as soon as we have attended. You too can post your overall rating about the play on a scale of 0 to 4 stars, along with any comments you may have.

Visit The Heiress Shaw page for information and the play schedule.
Our thoughts on the Heiress
A  2  & We quite enjoyed The Heiress. We found it thought provoking and entertaining even with the rather heavy theme. It was well-written and very well acted. We certainly would recommend it. Our rating is 3.5 out of 4!

Beautifully set and costumed
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We found the overall production (the opening night) to be quite engaging with some very strong performances. Michael Ball was terrific as the stern Dr. Sloper and Mike Shara was an excellent Morris. We had trouble with the tone of Catherine, the daughter (played by Tara Rosling). She seemed overly repressed and perhaps some different directing choices could have made a difference. Donna Belleville carried off the meddlesome aunt convincingly.

The set, lighting and costumes were quite wonderful and all in all, it was a performance worth seeing.
We give it 2.5 out of 4.