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BOOK OF MORMON's Nikki M. James and More Star in Project Shaw's SAINT JOAN at The Players Club, 12/17

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Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents SAINT JOAN – George Bernard Shaw's most celebrated play -on Monday, December 17 at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs.

Now finishing its seventh sold-out year, Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW made history in December 2009 as the first company ever to present every play (including full-length works, one-acts and sketches) written by George Bernard Shaw.

SAINT JOAN: Written in 1923, three years after Joan was finally canonized, this is the play that won Shaw the Pulitzer Prize. The play employs Shaw's more witty uses of irony in his storytelling. He takes us on a breathtaking ride from Joan's first battle to rid France of the English, to her infamous trial. In Shaw's hands, Joan becomes a fully human young woman determined to live life battling not only the English, but also the constraints men have placed upon women in society.

The cast features Nikki M. James as Joan; with Fritz Weaver as Cauchon; Tony Sheldon as The Inquisitor; Simon Jones as Warwick,; Josh Grisetti as The Dauphin; Jim Brochu as Tremoille; Matthew Saldivar as Dunois; Robert Stanton as the Archbishop; James Beaman as Ladvenue; Rory Duffy as the Steward; Daniel Marconi as the Page; Conan McCarty as Coucelles; Ron McClary as The Executioner; Max Gordon Moore as Stogumber; Bruch Reed as Bluebeard; Jeff Ronan as Poulengey; Michael McCorry Rose as D'Estivet; Michael Selkirk as Baudricourt; and Brian Sgambati as La Hire. Roberta Maxwell narrates. Roma Torre of New York 1 is the evening's guest host.

David Staller produces and directs all of the PROJECT SHAW readings.

For reservations to PROJECT SHAW: SAINT JOAN on Monday, December 17 at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South), call Theatermania, 212-352-3101 or visit www.PROJECTSHAW.com. All seats are $30. Tickets for PROJECT SHAW performances are always available the first of every month.

Performances are at The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South and open to the public. It's a rare opportunity to experience the inside of one of New York's grandest of old mansions, built in the 1840's, and filled with priceless theatrical memorabilia including portraits by many world-renowned artists. The Players Club is New York's most legendary private club. The former residence of Edwin Booth, it became a club for those interested in the arts in 1888.

The Gingold Theatrical Group began its history-making PROJECT SHAW on Monday, January 23, 2006 with concert reading of the author's ARMS AND THE MAN. Over these past seven years, and 77 Monday-night presentations, the readings have played to sold-out crowds at The Players Club and starred some of the theatre's most celebrated actors including Bryan Batt, Reed Birney, Blair Brown, Charles Busch, Michael Cerveris, Veanne Cox, John Cullum, Tyne Daly, Josh Grisetti, Jonathan Groff, Harriet Harris, Jayne Houdyshell, George S. Irving, Judith Ivey, Cheyenne Jackson, Daniel Jenkins, Marc Kudisch, Rebecca LukerJohn McMartin, Kate Mulgrew, Megan Mullally, Brian Murray, Lorenzo Pisoni, Jane Powell, Charlotte Rae, Reg Rogers, Daphne Rubin-VegaMarian Seldes, Carol Shelley, Emily Skinner, Fritz Weaver, and Karen Ziemba.

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