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'Super Shaw Women' Celebrate 100 Years of Women's Rights in NY

Monday Jul 17, 2017

On Monday, July 17 at 7 p.m., at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, the Gingold Theatrical Group presents its 124th concert presentation, a special evening offering scenes and monologues from some of Shaw's greatest works. This one-night only "Super Shaw Women" will be performed by a company of talented women including Alison Cimmet, Jayne Houdyshell, Sheria Irving, Mia Katigbak, Sondra Lee, Daphne Rubin-Vega and directed by David Staller.

This brilliant cast of actresses will play every one of your beloved Shaw women in less than two hours that are sure to be wild, wacky, and completely inappropriate! The cast will showcase scenes and monologues with their favorite characters including scenes from "Candida," "Man And Superman," "Mrs. Warren's Profession," "Pygmalion," "Back To Methuselah," "The Apple Cart," "Misalliance," "Heartbreak House," and more.

"Due to scheduling issues we've had the opportunity to adjust our cast and roles, coming up with what we view as the dream team for Super Shaw 2017! We're presenting more than 30 characters representing more than a dozen of Shaw's plays including 'Pygmalion,' 'Back to Methuselah,' 'Man and Superman' (a great deal of the 'Don Juan in Hell' scene), 'The Millionairess,' 'Saint Joan,' 'Mrs. Warren's Profession,' 'Getting Married,' 'Misalliance,' 'Androcles and the Lion,' and others. The women will play all the roles, male and female," said Mr. Staller.

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 info@gingoldgroup.org.

The 2017 Project Shaw Season Women Take the Stage: Celebrating 100 years of Women's Rights in NY continues with Rachel Crother's "A Man's World" (September 18), "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" (October 23), Elizabeth Robins's "Votes for Women" (November 20), and Oscar Wilde's "A Woman of No Importance" (December 18).

"Super Shaw Women" plays on Monday, July 17 at 7 p.m., at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street). Tickets are $35; Special reserved VIP seating available for $50 by contacting the Gingold office 212-355-7823 or info@gingoldgroup.org.

For tickets or information, call 212-864-5400 or visit www.symphonyspace.org


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