Karen Ziemba, Ed Dixon & More Set for Upcoming GTG/Project Shaw Readings
Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 11th Season when it presents its 112th concert presentation with two one act comedies by Shaw, The Fascinating Foundling and Augustus Does His Bit on Monday, April 25 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).
Written in 1909, Shaw's one act comedy, The Fascinating Foundling brings two determined foundlings together-whether they like it or not.
Augustus Does His Bit, written in 1916, is a little satirical piece written during WWI, which pits an indomitable woman spy against typical British male bureaucracy.
According to Staller, "These two rarely seen little gems are excellent examples of Shaw at his wickedly comedic best. In both, the women very firmly have the upper hand-and in the most winning way! These one-acts with this cast are the perfect way to launch into Spring the Shaw way."
The post-show talkback will be led by theatre critic, David Finkle, of the Huffington Post.
Tickets are $35 and are available by calling (212) 864-5400 or online at www.symphonyspace.org / Special reserved VIP seating available by contacting the Gingold office 212-355-7823 or email@example.com.
Now celebrating its 11th 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). They are now also including plays by writers who most inspired Shaw to begin his playwriting career, including work by Chekhov, Ibsen, Wilde, Barrie and Harley Granville-Barker.
The 2016 Project Shaw Season continues with Caesar and Cleopatra (May 23), Geneva (June 20), The Apple Cart (July 25), Harley Granville-Barker's Farewell to the Theatre (September 19), On The Rocks(October 24), J.M. Barrie's Alice Sit-By-The-Fire (November 21), and Androcles and the Lion (December 19).
For those interested in lively off-site discourses, each Project Shaw event is followed by a talk-back with cast members. GTG's David Staller is also hosting a monthly Shaw Club discussion group. They meet the Wednesday before every Project Shaw event at 520 8th Avenue. Reservations required 212-355-7823 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gingold Theatrical Group's SHAW NEW YORK festival is currently featuring a full production of Shaw's wicked comedy, Widowers' Houses. This co-production with TACT/The Actors Company Theatre runs through April 2, 2016 at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre, directed by David Staller. Tickets now on sale atTelecharge.com
This production of Widowers' Houses will be filmed on April 1st for the archives at Lincoln Center by the New York Public Library of Performing Arts.