Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW: your monthly guide to reason.
Our 10th year!
OVERRULED After a romantic cruise around the world, the Lunns and the Junos are reunited to find that their spouses have found new lovers - each other's. Upon discovery, the two couples launch into a debate over society's notions of fidelity, the dangers of moral extremism, and love. Written in 1912 by an author way ahead of his time, this short play sparkles with the delicious wit and repartee of Bernard Shaw at his most playful.
The evening will also include four of Shaw's rare very short plays:
ARTHUR AND THE ACETONE, from 1936, is an ironic look at how the British Empire began examining a concept of the creation of the state of Israel.
THE KING, THE CONSTITUTINO AND THE LADY, written in 1936, is about the abdication of Edward VIII for Mrs. Wallis Simpson.
BEAUTY'S DUTY from 1913, takes about a brief look at how people can justify their infidelities.
And a world premiere!
UN PETIT DRAME: Tony winner Liliane Montevecchi and David Staller have translated Shaw's first completed play, written in 1884 titled Un Petite Drame, which he wrote in French! It's a little farce about a doctor determined to land on his feet when his wife leaves him. This farce by Shaw takes a witty yet pointed look at love, morality, and monogamy.
Each month, Project Shaw brings you either one of Shaw's scintillating plays or a play by those who inspired him. This is the acclaimed staged reading series that has been playing to sold-out crowds for eight years at downtown's club, The Players, and has now moved uptown to New York's legendary Symphony Space!
"Gingold Theatrical Group provides an invaluable -- and unique -- service to New Yorkers. Not only does it keep topnotch productions of great works of art before the public on a regular basis as no other theater company can, but it also does something less obvious. It keeps the tradition of intelligent argument, embodied in Shaw's plays but otherwise much lacking from public discourse, alive for those who need it most: the thinking people of a great city." -- Jesse Green, New York Magazine
Gingold Theatrical Group celebrates human rights with the work of George Bernard Shaw as their guide.
For more information about Project Shaw, please visit the Gingold Theatrical Group website: www.gingoldgroup.org