Photo Coverage: Project Shaw Presents PASSION, POISON and PETRIFACTION & PRESS CUTTINGS
Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presented two short comedies by George Bernard Shaw - PASSION POISON AND PETRIFACTION and PRESS CUTTINGS, last week, November 21 at The Players Club in Manhattan. David Staller produced and directed the evening and BroadwayWorld was on hand, as usual, for the photo call!
Now in its sixth 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.
PASSION, POISON AND PETRIFACTION is one of Shaw's most light-hearted larks involving murder, sex, betrayal, finance and seltzer. In the one-act play, a jealous husband (Murray) is willing to go to any lengths to keep his wife (Ivey) away from a young dandy (Steggert): even murder.
PRESS CUTTINGS is Shaw's "suffragette comedy," involving a Prime Minister in drag (Gilpin), a conservative General out of control (Murray), a rebellious orderly (Steggert), and some very determined women (Ivey, Darrow, Harris).
The cast included Brian Murray (THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, THE CRUCIBLE); Bobby Steggert (RAGTIME, YANK!); Judith Ivey (THE GLASS MENAGERIE, THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS); Jack Gilpin (THE ELEPHANT MAN); Cynthia Darlow (BILLY ELLIOT); and Cynthia Harris (COMPANY). Tom Viola, of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, narrates. Jason Zinoman, of the New York Times, is the evening's guest host.
For more information, visit www.PROJECTSHAW.com.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Joseph Harding, Tom Cannon Jr., Ethan E. Litwin and Lisa Litwin