In Cunningham’s production, even the sets follow the development of Shaw’s ideas.
“The bookcases will open,” he said. “Each act is opening our mind further. The whole set expands, and it becomes more expansive. It grows, just like we hope people’s thinking and feeling grow.”
Those experiences, and Shaw’s plays, are meant for everyone, Cunningham said.
“It’s not just a play for brainy people. It’s romantic, funny,” he said. “It’s extremely entertaining. The costumes are gorgeous, too.”
IF YOU GO What: "Man and Superman" by George Bernard Shaw When: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 11-13 and 18-20, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m. Where: Mainstage Theatre, Salem State University, 352 Lafayette St. Tickets and more information: $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors, online at www.salemstatetickets.com or by phone at 978-542-6365.