Photo Coverage: Inside Project Shaw's THE PORTRAIT OF MR. W. H. Reading
Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, just presented Oscar Wilde's short mystery, The Portrait of Mr. W. H., on Monday, April 14 at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). Adapted and directed by David Staller, The Portrait of Mr. W. H. featured Tony nominee Daniel Davis (Sir George Erskine), Wesley Taylor (Mr. Cyril Graham), Josh Grisetti (Basil), andBill Kux (Shakespeare). The evening will also feature a musical interlude by Ed Dixon accompanied by musical director Brad Gardner.
BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the reading below!
Stepping away from Shaw for the first time, Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's notorious short story that offers a theory about whom Shakespeare might truly have written his infamous Sonnets about. In Wilde's hands, the inspiration for the world's most famous poems is a beautiful young actor in Shakespeare's company. In attempting to prove this theory, a pair of men face their most secret fears and even death.
Shaw and Wilde were friends, often inspiring each other with their work. In Wilde's most turbulent year, 1895 -the year of both The Importance of Being Ernest and his subsequent trial, Shaw helped finance Wilde's legal defense, and later was one of the only journalists determined to keep Wilde's name as a major artist in the press.Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy