Photo Coverage: Project Shaw Presents BACK TO METHUSELAH (PART TWO)
Gingold Theatrical Group presented Bernard Shaw's Back to Methuselah (Part 2) on November 19. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos below!
Back to Methuselah is Shaw's 1921 play that tells the story of all humanity. Starting in the Garden of Eden and sailing up through the 32nd century, this far-out comedy tackles all the political and social issues Shaw is so notorious for. Do you have to see both parts to get it? NO! (Part One of this epic play will be presented tonight, October 22nd, and the two parts exist independently of each other). After Man and Superman, this is Shaw's most often quoted play. Most all of the great lines go, of course, to the women.
David Staller, GTG's Artistic Director, directs a cast that features Caroline Kinsolving (Little Woman, As You Like It), Cady Huffman (Tony Award for The Producers, Tony nomination - The Will Rogers Follies, Chicago, La Cage aux Folles, Steel Pier, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour, Big Deal), Warren Kelley (Engaging Shaw, The Property, "Boardwalk Empire"), Barrett Leddy (The Mice War), Drew McVety(Bandstand, The Front Page, The Last Ship), Lauren Molina (Desperate Measures, Sweeney Todd with Patti LuPone and Michael Cerveris, Rock of Ages, Stephen Sondheim'sMarry Me A Little, The Skivvies), Doug Plaut ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," 'Master Harold'... and the boys, and opposite Bianca Del Rio and Rachel Dratch in Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate), James Rana (The Band's Visit, The Government Inspector, Serendib, Shogun Macbeth), Molly Ranson (Broadway/London: August: Osage County; Off-Broadway: Carrie, The Burnt Part Boys), Michael Raver (Ellen McLaughlin's The Persians with Len Cariou, Michael Stuhlbarg; Richard Feynman in the film How We Built the Bomb), Kyle Sherman (Off-Broadway's Ordinary Days, Pete the Cat), Derek Smith (Heartbreak House, The Lion King, The Green Bird - Tony Nomination), and Emma Wisniewski (world premieres by Pulitzer finalist Rebecca Gilman [Soups, Stews and Casseroles: 1976] and Joe Tracz).
Now celebrating its 13th 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 share Shaw's activist socio-political views embracing human rights and free speech, including work by Chekhov, Ibsen, Elizabeth Robins, Rachel Crothers, Pinero, Wilde, Barrie, and Harley Granville-Barker. GTG's other programs include 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 and Stephen Brown-Fried are also hosting a monthly Shaw Club discussion group. Always lively, they meet the Monday evening after every Project Shaw event at 520 8th Avenue. For reservations, which are required, call 212-355-7823 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Gingold Theatrical Group and Project Shaw Presents Back To Methuselah Part Two
Tonight's stage managers Lindsay Warnick and Sean Francis Patrick join Michael Raver, Doug Plaut, Drew McVety, Derek Smith, Barrett Leddy, Warren Kelley, James Rana, Kyle Sherman, Molly Ranson, Lauren Molina, Caroline Kinsolving, Emma Wisniewski and Cady Huffman
David Staller (Director), Lindsay Warnick and Sean Francis Patrick join Michael Raver, Doug Plaut, Drew McVety, Derek Smith, Barrett Leddy, Warren Kelley, James Rana, Kyle Sherman, Molly Ranson, Lauren Molina, Caroline Kinsolving, Emma Wisniewski and Cady Huffman