Michele Pawk, Jonathan Hadary, Lenny Wolpe to Lead Project Shaw's YOU NEVER CAN TELL
Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 12th Season when it presents its 122nd concert presentation with Shaw's 1897 romantic comedy of errors You Never Can Tell on Monday, April 17 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).
Directed by David Staller, the cast features Tony Award-Winner Michele Pawk, Jonathan Hadary, Lenny Wolpe, Tom Duke, Midori Francis, Marc LeVasseur, Susannah Perkins, Tony Roach, and Raphael Nash Thompson. Theater Talk host Susan Haskins-Doloff is the Narrator.
Returning to England after 18 years, Mrs. Clandon (Michele Pawk) and her three children - twins Dolly (Midori Francis) and Phillip (Tom Duke), and Gloria (Susannah Perkins) - readjust to British life at a summer resort. In this comedy of errors, the children unintentionally invite their estranged father Fergus Crampton (Jonathan Hadary) to a lunch. The resulting awkward family reunion is witnessed by family lawyer Finch McComas (Raphael Nash Thompson), who finds himself the butt of the twins' jokes. Meanwhile, Valentine (Tony Roach), a dentist, falls for modern woman Gloria, whose ideals don't include love or marriage. And through the chaos and the madness, kindly waiter William (Lenny Wolpe) dispenses wisdom with the familiar refrain of "You never can tell."
According to Staller, "Shaw wrote this sparkling comedy to help himself pull out of a depression, reminding himself that there was only so much control we can have over the world around us and that it's still better to be an active participant in our own lives than as observers on the side lines. We're sure to hit the wall from time to time, he reasoned, but we still have to get up and out there. After all, you never can tell what's waiting for us around the corner."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now celebrating its 12th 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--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 email@example.com.
The 2017 Project Shaw Season WOMEN TAKE THE STAGE: Celebrating 100 years of Women's Rights in NY continues with Press Cuttings (May 22), Getting Married (June 26), Super Shaw Women (July 17), Rachel Crother's A Man's World (September 18), Captain Brassbound's Conversion (October 23), Elizabeth Robins's Votes for Women (November 20), and Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance (December 18).
Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski