The Philanderer

June 24, 2019

THE PHILANDERER is a wickedly witty comedy. The play follows a day in the life of a roguish gentleman doing his best to avoid making a meaningful connection to either of the two women who may or may not actually want him to. In The Philanderer, Shaw takes on most of the classic Shavian issues: questioning societal expectations, sex, relationships, sense of self, science, religion, politics, and even a riotous look at Ibsen!


Our Spectacular Cast!
Leonard Charteris …  A.J. Shively
Mrs. Grace Tranfield … Kerstin Anderson
Julia Craven … Amelia Pedlow
Colonel Daniel Craven, V.C. … Nick Wyman
Joseph Cuthbertson … Tim Jerome
Sylvia Craven … Caitlin Cohn
Dr. Paramore … George Dvorsky

“This is only Shaw’s second completed play,” according to David Staller, “but he was already finding ways to tackle every issue you can imagine in the most entertaining of ways. Comedy, he reasoned, gave him permission to dive into topics rarely if ever dealt with on the stage up to that point. This is a rare opportunity to share a play that even many of the most devoted Shaw fans have never seen!”

These script-in-hand all-star readings are always sold out.

Each month, Project Shaw brings you either one of Shaw’s scintillating plays or a play by those who shared his ‘art as activism’ view of life. This is the acclaimed staged reading series that has been playing to sold-out crowds for the last 13 years!

“Gingold Theatrical Group provides an invaluable — and unique — service to New Yorkers. Not only does it keep topnotch productions of great works of art before the public on a regular basis as no other theater company can, but it also does something less obvious. It keeps the tradition of intelligent argument, embodied in Shaw’s plays but otherwise much lacking from public discourse, alive for those who need it most: the thinking people of a great city.” — Jesse Green, New York Magazine.

Unique Script-In-Hand Performances!