SHAW NEW YORK 2013

 

The cast of You Never Can Tell features Pearl Resident Acting Company (RAC) founding member Robin Leslie Brown as Mrs. Clandon, Pearl RAC member Bradford Cover as Fergus Crampton, Pearl RAC member Dominic Cuskern as Finch McComas, Pearl RAC member Dan Daily as Walter Boon, and Obie Award-winner and Pearl RAC member Sean McNall as Mr. Valentine, along with Ben Charles as Philip Clandon, Amelia Pedlow as Gloria Clandon, Zachary Spicer as Walter Bohun and Emma Wisniewski as Dolly Clandon.

The creative team includes David Staller (Director), Harry Feiner (Sets), Barbara A. Bell (Costumes), Stephen Petrilli (Lighting), M. L. Dogg (Sound), Kate Farrington (Dramaturg) and April Kline (Production Stage Manager).

PRESS

"Under the direction of David Staller, Sean McNall, as a penniless dentist, and Amelia Pedlow, as the eldest Clandon child, provide a particularly intriguing Beatrice-and-Benedick-style battle of wits-cum-flirtation that is both of the age and ageless."- THE NEW YORKER

"In every way, the production realized a level of excellence that I rarely experience in all my years of theatre-going.  The substance and depth of the writing is certainly a given but the detail and nuance in the performances and Staller’s understanding of the author's intent came through in riveting fashion. I left the theatre feeling very passionately about the work."- ROMA TORRE, NY1

"…a sociopolitical punch brightened by some strong performances."- NEW YORK TIMES

"…thoroughly sparkling evening…it gets just the handling it needs from director David Staller, New York's resident Shavian expert."- LIGHT AND SOUND

"Smart, witty and ahead of its time, You Never Can Tell is a welcome addition to this theatrical season."- NEXT

"You Never Can Tell is light, breezy fun…You never can tell what a night at the theater will bring you. But with David Staller’s lively direction you can be pretty darn certain."- HUFFINGTON POST

"If anyone can make Shaw's early play sparkle, Staller's the man. And so he has done. This is a colorful production, rich in whimsy and musical movement that has some of the actors dancing (literally) even through the scene changes."- CURTAIN UP

"A cool ocean breeze blows through David Staller's production of Bernard Shaw's comedy You Never Can Tell. Staller's enjoyable, swift staging benefits from performances that understand the material's delicate frothiness. The characters feel surprisingly like humans (unlike in other productions of the play that I've seen). In a directorial flourish, the lighting changes for brief moments when two characters connect, either romantically or psychologically. This kind of touch rarely works, though here it does, and a lot better than it should. If you're a Shaw fan, now's your chance to see a delightful production of a play that you may have forgotten about."- THEATERMANIA

"Stupendous! The actors keep the audience roaring with laughter throughout. Elaborate sets and lavish costumes complete the production. All of these components come together to provide the perfect atmosphere for audience members to forget about the churning of traffic outside the theater’s doors and lose themselves within the show’s seaside resort for just a few hours."- WASHINGTON SQUARE NEWS

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We've also presented some other extraordinary festival events!
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A NEW PLAY READING HAPPENED on MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER - 7pm
It was a great success!
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David Cote's OTHERLAND. 7pm
A reading of this play, specially commissioned by GTG.
Featuring Nikki M. James and Harriet Harris.
This fascinating comedy follows a young woman determined to come to terms with a past that may or may not be true.

 

 

A Shaw Concert happened on WEDNESDAY 2 October - 8pm
Our sold-out crowd gave it a standing ovation!
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Shaw Concert!
The Andres—Kaplan Duo!
Featuring internationally renowned concert pianists TIMO ANDRES and DAVID KAPLAN.
Music with four hands! 
8pm
Music that Shaw championed as 'modern' while he was a music critic:
including Stravinsky's THE RITE OF SPRING.
Also featuring Beethoven's PASTORAL SYMPHONY,
 as well as one of Timo Andres' own works, RETRO MUSIC!
PIANO PROVIDED BY YAMAHA

 


A Critic Symposium happened on MONDAY 7 October - 2pm
It was a full house!
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Come watch a team of critics examine the ever-changing needs of their field.
This panel will include David Cote (TIME OUT NEW YORK), Jeremy Gerard (BLOOMBERG), Chris Jones (CHICAGO TRIBUNE), Helen Shaw (TIME OUT NEW YORK), Linda Winer (NEWSDAY), Jason Zinoman (NEW YORK TIMES). Jeffrey Eric Jenkins will moderate.
Free but seating extremely limited.
 

 



A Shaw Symposium happened on Friday 11 October - 2pm
It was a full house!
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Join us as an international team of Shaw scholars, directors and actors examine some of the themes most potently raised in Shaw's comedy, YOU NEVER CAN TELL-- Women's rights, modern drama, and all of Shaw's pet socio-political favorites.
Free but seating extremely limited.
Reservations a must.

 

 


Signing the co-production agreement between Pearl Theatre Company and Gingold Theatrical Group
Ethan E. Litwin, J.R. Sullivan, David Staller, David Roberts, Anita Jaffe

 

 

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