Androcles and the Lion

January 24, 2011

One of Shaw’s most beloved of absurd light comedies, the story follows a group of Christians facing a horrible death in the Roman Coliseum. Based on Aesop’s most famous of fables, Shaw gives it his unique twist, incorporating his passionate plea for human rights and the importance of tolerance.

Written by George Bernard Shaw in 1912.


The Lion — Mr. Michael Musto (VILLAGE VOICE)
Androcles — Mr. Michael Schulman (NEW YORKER)
Megaera — Ms. Raven Snook (VILLAGE VOICE)
Centurion — Mr. Michael Riedel (NEW YORK POST)
Lavinia — Ms. Roma Torre (NY1)
Appolonia — Ms. Elisabeth Vincentelli (NEW YORK POST)
The Captain — Mr. David Cote (TIME OUT NY, NY1)
Lentulus — Mr. Patrick Pachecho (NY1)
Metellus — Mr. Frank DiLella (NY1, PLAYBILL)
Ferrovius — Mr. Joe Dziemianowicz (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
Spintho — Mr. Adam Feldman (TIME OUT NY)
The Royal Ox Driver — Mr. David Finkle (THEATREMANIA)
The Editor — Mr. David Sheward (BACKSTAGE)
The Call Boy — Mr. Andy Propst (THEATREMANIA)
Secutor — Mr. Jesse Oxfeld (NEW YORK OBSERVER)
Retiarius — Mr. David Belcher (NEW YORK TIMES)
The Menagerie Keeper — Mr. Brian Scott Lipton (THEATREMANIA)
Caesar — Mr. Michael Feingold (VILLAGE VOICE)
Narrator — Mr. Jason Zinoman (NEW YORK TIMES)

Produced and directed by Mr. David Staller

The Cast of Androcles and the Lion