The Torch Bearers (by George Kelly)

November 23, 2020


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Frederick Ritter returns home from a business trip to find his living room being prepared for a rehearsal of a play by the local community theater group with his wife, who has never set foot on any stage, plunged into the leading role after the original lead’s husband inconsiderately dropped dead at the eleventh hour of its first performance. Led by one of the theatre’s most outlandish creations, the leader of the amateur troupe, Mrs. Pampinelli, the cast is determined to do the best they can. At last it is the night of the performance where disaster piles upon disaster. But Mrs. Pampinelli leads her bungling troupe through the nonstop mishaps to a miraculously triumphant end. Surely one of the prime inspirations for later theatrical escapades like NOISES OFF, you won’t want to miss this outlandishly hysterical paean to the Theatre.

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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 15 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.

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