J. Smith Cameron, Paxton Whitehead, AJ Shively, Talene Monahon to Headline Project Shaw's MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION in January

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, kicks off its 12th Season when it presents its 120th concert presentation with Shaw's 1893 comedy Mrs. Warren's Profession on Monday, January 16 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).

What price is independence in an age before women had rights? In Mrs. Warren's Profession, an estranged mother and daughter wrestle to answer that question on a hot summer weekend. This most controversial of Shaw's plays boldly tackles issues still vibrantly in current debate: roles of men and women in society, finance, sexuality, family dynamics, and most surprisingly, prostitution.

The cast of Mrs. Warren's Profession features J. Smith Cameron (Mrs. Warren), Talene Monahon (Vivie Warren), Victor Slezak (Sir George Crofts), AJ Shively (Frank Gardner), Bill Kux (Praed), Paxton Whitehead (Rev. Samuel Gardner). Irish Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Charlotte Moore is the Narrator.

According to Staller, "We devoting our entire 2017 season to 'WOMEN TAKE THE STAGE: GBS and 100 years of women's rights.' To celebrate the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote in New York, we'll bring you some of Shaw's most powerful and compelling women (including Mrs. Warren and Candida) as well as Oscar Wilde's infamous Woman of No Importance, and two early 20th century women writers: Elizabeth Robins' provocative Votes For Women, and Rachel Crothers' inflammatory A Man's World. This is a rare chance to see these seminal works of early feminism."

Tickets are $35 and are available by calling (212) 864-5400 or online at www.symphonyspace.org. Special reserved VIP seating available for $50 by contacting the Gingold office 212-355-7823 or info@gingoldgroup.org.

Now celebrating its 12th year, Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw made history inDecember 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--while continuing its new play development and educational programs.

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.

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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