Photo Coverage: Project Shaw's 44th Presentation - WHY WE SHOULD NOT

Gingold Theatrical Group made history as the first company to present every play (including full-length works, one-acts and sketches) written by George Bernard Shaw with its 44th PROJECT SHAW presentation, WHY SHE WOULD NOT -- the author's final and unfinished play -- on Monday, December 14 at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller, who has produced and directed all of the Project Shaw readings during its initial four-year series, directed the evening.

In WHY SHE WOULD NOT, a brash and ambitious young man, who happens to be unemployed, saves a woman from being robbed. She introduces him into her wildly successful family business and he eventually comes to run it. She will not however, consent to marry him. Why? Only the play will tell us.

Unfinished at the time of Mr. Shaw's death in 1950, WHY SHE WOULD NOT was presented along with a newly written final scene by acclaimed playwright Israel Horovitz, best known for his long-running Off-Off Broadway play LINE (now in its record-breaking 35th year), PARK YOUR CAR IN HARVARD YARD, and OBIE Award-winning play THE INDIAN WANTS THE BRONX.

To honor Shaw's background as a theatre critic turned playwright, Gingold Group artistic director David Staller also commissioned noted theatre journalists David Cote (Time Out New York), Michael Feingold (Village Voice), Jeremy McCarter (Newsweek), and Robert Simonson (Playbill) to each write a new ending for WHY SHE WOULD NOT. The writers were given no guidelines other than to keep their work short and to use the characters already established in the play.

All five new endings were presented and each writer narrated his own ending of WHY SHE WOULD NOT.

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