Man and Superman

July 19, 2010

A comedy of Hellish proportions. Jack Tanner, a confirmed bachelor, is determined to keep clear of Ann’s matrimonial designs on him. He flees across continents and even, in the dream act of DON JUAN IN HELL, to Hades for a chat with the Devil and back again to avoid entrapment. But, finally, her intelligent will is too much for him.

Project Shaw presented this incendiary and rarely produced play complete, though in a substantially cut three-hour version.

Written by George Bernard Shaw during 1901 and 1903.


Roebuck Ramsden (and The Statue) — Mr. Simon Jones
Octavius Robinson — Mr. Josh Grisetti
John Tanner (and Don Juan) — Mr. Michael Cerveris
Ann Whitefield (and Dona Ana) — Ms. Elena Shaddow
Mrs. Whitefield — Ms. Jayne Houdyshell
Miss Ramsden — Ms. Charlotte Moore
Violet Robinson — Ms. Emily Loesser
Henry Straker — Mr. Arnie Burton
Hector Malone — Mr. A.J. Shively
Mendoza (and The Devil) — Mr. Daniel Jenkins
Mr. Malone — Mr. Bill Nolte
Narrator — Mr. David Cote
Musician — Mr. Alexander Sovronsky

Produced and directed by David Staller

The Cast of Man and Superman