Don’t miss the Edmonton Christian High School presentation of Jeffrey Hatcher’s SMASH!
SMASH is a smartly written story poking fun at love and politics. Buckle up for a witty face-off between socialism and capitalism, intermingled with some battle-of-the-sexes fun.
TICKETS are available until 3:30pm on February 22 by calling 780.408.7945. After hours/Saturday: Tickets are also available at the door, space permitted. (Adults $15, Seniors/Students $10)
Feb 21 and 22 – 7:30pm
Feb 23 – 7pm
THE STORY: Based on the novel An Unsocial Socialist by George Bernard Shaw, the story centers on Sidney Trefusis, a millionaire Socialist who leaves his bride on their wedding day because he fears his passion for her will get in the way of his plans to overthrow the British government. Sidney vanishes “underground” – disguises himself as a common laborer called “Mengels” – and infiltrates Alton College, a girls’ school where well-bred young women are “fitted and fatted to be put on the marriage market.” His plan: Take over the school and plant the seed of radical Socialism into the fertile brains of the future consorts of cabinet ministers and kings. What he doesn’t plan on is the presence of one Agatha Wylie, a sixth-form rabble-rouser, who falls hopelessly in love with both Sidney and his politics, and just happens to be his deserted wife’s cousin. Love triangles, mistaken identities, Marx, Engels, pistols and the proletariat jostle for position in this adaptation of Shaw’s last comic novel, written in 1883.