Honour, by Joanna Murray-Smith

Honor has navigated the ups and downs of marriage with her husband Gus, a successful and famous journalist for 32 years.  Despite a promising career as a poet, she set aside her ambitions to support Gus and their daughter Sophie. When Gus abruptly betrays her and moves in with a young woman half his age, Honor is left to reinvent herself as she adapts to her new reality. 

In a series of intense confrontations, Honor, Gus, his lover and their daughter negotiate the forces of passion, lust, responsibility and honor.  These interactions are told in a distinctly original way, using theatrical language that is darkly comic, highly poetic and uncomfortably familiar.

LISTEN HERE! 

to Tom Stackhouse, Nancy Ellis and Jean Synodinos discuss the music, the language and the show on

WHUP's Lights Up! with Wayne Leonard.  (We're about 42 minutes into the broadcast.)

Gus (Tom Stackhouse) and Claudia (Katie Sheffield) enjoying newfound love.

Gus (Tom Stackhouse) and Claudia (Katie Sheffield) enjoying newfound love.

Honor (Nancy Ellis) confronts her husband Gus (Tom Stackhouse).

Honor (Nancy Ellis) confronts her husband Gus (Tom Stackhouse).

Jean Synodinos

Ward Theatre Concert

Join us Friday, July 21 for a concert in our new space.  Singer-songwriter Jean Synodinos joins us from Austin, Texas.  We've used her music to score our production of Honour, and we think you'll enjoy hearing her work before you see the show.  You can read about Jean here.

 

July 22 - August 12, 2017

Come in out of the cold! We have GREAT air conditioning.  In fact, you may want to bring a sweater.  The show moves quickly at 1 hour and 55 minutes with no intermission.