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 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.
Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director) presents monthly events at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).
The 13th season kiceds off January 22nd with The Devil’s Disciple, written in 1896. Bernard Shaw’s classic comedy weaves a story around the unlikely backdrop of the American Revolution! Some of Shaw’s most entertainingly iconographic characters fill out this tale of revolt: of one country against another as well as of the inexhaustible battle of the human spirit – how we choose to create and define ourselves in the face of societal expectations. In this play, we find ourselves in a 1777 New Hampshire village where Dick Dudgeon opens his heart to life. Along the way, everyone goes through profound changes of discovery, hope and strength.
Artistic Director David Staller directs a cast that features
Sidney J. Burgoyne,
Midori Francis (The Wolves),
Nikki M. James(Tony Award – The Book of Mormon),
Simon Jones (Farinelli and the King),
Derek Smith (The Lion King),
and Dana Smith-Croll.
T2C’s Genevieve Rafter Keddy attended the show