May 20, 2019
MAN AND SUPERMAN by Bernard Shaw: A comedy of Hellish proportions. Jack, 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. This incendiary play will be performed complete, though in a Shaw-approved two hour and forty-five minute version.
Our Glorious Cast
Roebuck Ramsden (& The Statue) … Paxton Whitehead
Octavius Robinson … Ryan Spahn
Jack Tanner (& Don Juan) … Christian Conn
Ann Whitefield (& Dona Ana) … Kate Abbruzzese
Mrs. Whitefield … Karen Ziemba
Violet Robinson … Susannah Perkins
Henry Straker … Rajesh Bose
Hector Malone … Christian DeMarais
Mr. Malone … Lenny Wolpe
Mendoza (& The Devil) … Thom Sesma
“With this comedy from 1903, Shaw single-handedly reinvented everything that Victorian Theatre conventions had come to represent. Turning everything thought sacrosanct on its head including sex roles, psychology, dream analysis, modern travel, class systems, the British aristocracy, the middle classes, and the bourgeoisie, Shaw pokes fun and everyone and everything with the purpose of reminding us to have the courage to build a life for ourselves independent of societal expectations. ” — David Staller
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!