Rebecca Luker, Max von Essen, Tony Sheldon, and More to Star in CAPTAIN BRASSBOUND'S CONVERSION
Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) continues its 12th Season of PROJECT SHAW when it presents its 126th concert presentation, a rare staging of Shaw's riotous and ironic comedy, Captain Brassbound's Conversion.
Artistic Director David Staller will direct a cast that includes Rebecca Luker, Max von Essen, Tony Sheldon, George Dvorsky, Mark Shanahan, Jeffrey Omura, Dan Dominques, James Donegan, Daniel Marconi, Thom Sesma, Evan Zes, Aaron Lee Battle, and NY1's Frank DiLella, for one night only, Monday, September 18th at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).
Shaw's riotous comedy! Lady Cicely arrives in Morocco with Sir Howard, the infamous London Judge. We soon discover that their guide, Captain Brassbound, is none other than a legendary ruthless pirate who has been waiting for years to extract revenge on this very judge! Surrounded by a spectacular array of wonderfully theatrical characters, Lady Cicely takes on the pirates, an Arab army, and the entire U.S. fleet while finding time for a bit of romance!"This comedy is certainly one of the most unusual in the Shaw canon, combining the zany tone of of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, the old original Sweeney Todd stories, and a light romantic comedy! No other Shaw play packs in quite so much action and wacky characters. We're very much looking forward to sharing this play with our audiences. Anyone attending wearing a pirate costume (early Hallowe'en) will get a free raffle ticket!" said Mr. Staller.
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 email@example.com.
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. For reservations, which are required, call 212-355-7823 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2017 Project Shaw Season WOMEN TAKE THE STAGE: Celebrating 100 years of Women's Rights in NY will continue with Elizabeth Robins's Votes for Women (November 20), and Oscar Wilde's A Woman of No Importance (December 18).
Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski