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Shaw Fest announces its 2012 season

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The Shaw Festival's Royal George Theatre. Photo by Sharon Cantillon / The Buffalo News.

The Shaw Festival, which still has several weeks left on its 2011 schedule, announced today its season lineup for next year.

The season includes the popular musical "Ragtime," John Guare's comedy "His Girl Friday," Noel Coward's comedy "Present Laughter," along with Leonard Bernstein's one-act opera "Trouble in Tahiti," the premiere of Githa Sowerby's 1914 play "A Man and Some Women," George Bernard Shaw's "The Millionairess" and "Misalliance" and Ibsen's masterpiece "Hedda Gabler." Also on offer will be Terrence Rattigan's comedy "French Without Tears," William Inge's "Come Back Little Sheba," along with contemporary offerings "Helen's Necklace" by Quebec playwright Carole Fr├ęchette.

The festival will also bring back its popular reading series, which will feature works yet to be announced.

A full press release on the season is available here.

--Colin Dabkowski

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