Bryce Pinkham & Charlotte Parry Set to Lead Project Shaw's ARMS AND THE MEN, 1/27
Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents George Bernard Shaw's 1894 comedy, Arms and the Man, on Monday, January 27 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.).
Directed by David Staller, Arms and the Man features Bryce Pinkham (Blunchli), Charlotte Parry (Raina) and David Furr (Sergius), Tony winner George S. Irving (Petkoff) and Cynthia Harris (Catherine), along with Marianna McClellan (Louka) and Brian Sgambati (Nicola) who complete the cast. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Executive Director Tom Viola will be narrator.
Arms and the Man, one of Shaw's most enduringly popular comedies, is on just about everybody's 'Favorite Shaw' list. The plot follows a hunted soldier who, seeking refuge in a young lady's boudoir, starts in motion a series of highly engaging and unlikely comedic events. His unusual philosophies about love, war and life in general open up a world of thought she'd never previously entertained--certainly not with her dashing war-hero fiancée who also arrives unexpectedly.
Arms and the Man was adapted into the 1908 operetta "The Chocolate Soldier" by Oscar Straus. Though it was a major success, Shaw was adamantly opposed to it.
Project Shaw events for 2014 include The Philanderer (February 24); St. Patrick's Day Gala (March 17); An Oscar Wilde Evening (April 14), Heartbreak House (May 12), Getting Married (June 23), A 'Super Shaw' Evening (July 28), Village Wooing (September 29), An Ibsen Evening (October 27), The Millionairess (November 24) Major Barbara (December 22).
Beginning its ninth year, Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw made history in December 2009 as the first company ever to present performances of every one of Shaw's 65 plays (including full-length works, one-acts and sketches). GTG presents an annual festival, SHAW NEW YORK, which includes a fully-mounted Shaw play. Its 2013 festival presented Shaw's You Never Can Tell as a co-production with The Pearl Theatre Company, and was filmed for the Theatre on Film and Tape Collection for the NYPL Performing Arts Library at Lincoln Center.
Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre space is completely disabled accessible. Symphony Space is located in Manhattan at 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street). Tickets, priced $30, are now available by calling (212) 352-3101 or online at www.symphonyspace.org.
For more information about Project Shaw and the Gingold Theatrical Group contact David Staller at 212-355-7823 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.projectshaw.com.