Photo Coverage: Project Shaw Presents FANNY'S FIRST PLAY

July 19
5:56 PM 2011

Gingold Theatrical Group continued its sixth sold-out year of PROJECT SHAW yesterday with Shaw's first commercial success, the rarely produced satire FANNY'S FIRST PLAY which was initially written anonymously.

FANNY'S FIRST PLAY, which features a play within a play, is a satire of theater critics, whose characters were based upon Shaw's own detractors. Originally, Shaw had the play produced without letting anyone know who actually wrote it. It caused a sensation. Ironically, this rarely seen 1911 play was Shaw's first real commercial success. The plot involves the daughter (Mara Davi) of a man (Daniel Davis) who refuses to live in the present. She writes an incendiary play, anonymously, and invites a group of critics to review it.

The cast featured actors Susan Blackwell ([title of show], THE KID); Bradford Cover (A THOUSAND CLOWNS), Mara Davi (DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, A CHORUS LINE, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE), Daniel Davis (BLACK TIE, "The Nanny"), Jack Gilpin, John Martello, Rory O'Malley (THE BOOK OF MORMON), Christine Pedi (TALK RADIO), Hal Robinson (THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE), Amy Rutberg (THE DIVINE SISTER), Marc Victor (SUNSET). 

Check out photo coverage from the presentation below!

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy


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