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Howard McGillin, Heidi Armbruster and More Set for Project Shaw's ADMIRABLE BASHVILLE, 4/29

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw presents ADMIRABLE BASHVILLE, Bernard Shaw's madcap comedy about boxing, on Monday, April 29 at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs.

ADMIRABLE BASHVILLE is based upon Shaw's own highly unsuccessful 1886 novel, "Cashel Byron's Profession," which follows a world champion prizefighter (Bobb) who tries to woo wealthy aristocrat Lydia Carew (Armbruster) without revealing his illegal profession (or the truth about his theatrical mater). Meanwhile, she also has a secret admirer in her formidable footman: the handsome, smart, efficient and ever-watchful Bashville (McGillin).

The novelty of this particular play is that Shaw wrote it as a parody of Shakespeare. The entire play is, in fact, written in blank verse. As the characters are all "contemporary" this makes for unique comic lunacy in Shaw's canon.

ADMIRABLE BASHVILLE features Jeremy Bobb as the athletic Cashel Byron; Howard McGillin as the Admirable Bashville; Heidi Armbruster as the wealthy and winsome Lydia Carew; Sean Dugan as London's man about town, Lucian; Jim Brochu as the rough and ready trainer, Mellish; Arnie Burton as London's most understanding Policeman; Warren Kelley as the ever vague Lord Worthington; Charlotte Moore as the infamous and glamorous actress, Adelaide Gisborne; Bruch Reed as London's most infamous boxer, Paradise; Kevin Rennard as the bold African Chief out for a good time, Cetewayo; and Annie Golden as The Mystical Narrator. Journalist Rob Weinert-Kendt of American Theatre Magazine is the guest host for the evening.

Now in its eighth year, Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw made history in December 2009 as the first company ever to present every one of Shaw's 65 plays (including full-length works, one-acts and sketches). David Staller produces and directs all of the PROJECT SHAW readings.

For reservations to Project Shaw's ADMIRABLE BASHVILLE, on Monday, April 29 at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South), call TheaterMania at 212-352-3101 or visit www.PROJECTSHAW.com. All seats are $30 with no service charge. Tickets for Project Shaw performances are always available the first of every month.



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