Alison Fraser, Robert Petkoff & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's THE MAN OF DESTINY Tonight

Alison Fraser, Robert Petkoff & More Set for GTG/Project Shaw's THE MAN OF DESTINY Tonight

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 11th Season when it presents its 111th concert presentation with Shaw's comedy, THE MAN OF DESTINY tonight, February 15 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).

Written in 1895, Shaw's short adventure comedy, THE MAN OF DESTINY puts none other than Napoleon the First front and center. Since it's a Shaw play (women generally rule his plays) there's a dynamic woman involved who not only turns out to be a mysterious spy, but actually challenges the great man in every possible way.

THE MAN OF DESTINY features Robert Petkoff (Napoleon), Bradford Cover (A Lieutenant), Tim Jerome (Giuseppe), Alison Fraser (A Strange Lady), and Charlotte Moore (Narrator). David Staller and J. R. Sullivan direct.

As an antidote to Valentine's Day, GTG will present a curtain raiser with a Shavian Music Hall featuring songs, poems and letters. Henry Aronson is music director.

According to Staller, "Shaw was always fascinated by people who challenged society, so it should come as no surprise he'd find Napoleon to be an intriguing character. In typical Shavian form, he places the man in an amusingly pastoral location to set him up to be challenged not by a battle or other ambitious generals, but by a mysterious woman who forces him to step back and examine the world and his place in it. Also, for those of us who don't particularly look forward to Valentine's Day, we'll present a first act full of light entertainments guaranteed to scrape away the residue of Hallmark."

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 info@gingoldgroup.org.

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 The Fascinating Foundling (April 25), 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 or info@gingoldgroup.org.

Gingold Theatrical Group's SHAW NEW YORK festival will feature a full production of Shaw's wicked comedy, Widowers' Houses. This co-production with TACT/The Actors Company Theatre will play from March 1 - April 2, 2016 at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre, directed by David Staller. Tickets now on sale at Telecharge.com

Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre space is completely disabled accessible. Symphony Space is located in Manhattan at 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street).

For more information about Project Shaw and Gingold Theatrical Group contact 212-355-7823 or info@gingoldgroup.org or www.projectshaw.org.

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