Century Center continues their mouthful-of-a-title summer festival of classic playwrights, Oh, Shaw, Don't Be a Coward, Go Wilde! Ibsen's Watching, at their downtown Manhattan venue through June 27. Plays by George Bernard Shaw, Noel Coward, Oscar Wilde and Henrik Ibsen will receive staged readings in the Ballroom Theatre.
Starting off the festival are works by Shaw: Heartbreak House opened the fest June 5 and Major Barbara followed June 6. The final work by the playwright to be staged is Mrs. Warren's Profession playing June 12.
Next up is Coward's Blithe Spirit running June 13. Century Center will sneak part 1 of Ibsen's Peer Gynt in June 14 before continue the festival with Coward's Look After Lulu on June 19. Ending the Coward-ly portion of the event will be his Present Laughter on June 20. And the concluding part of Ibsen's Gynt will play on June 21.
Finishing up the festivities will be two Wilde works. Lady Windermere's Fan will be run June 26 and for the grand finale June 27, Salome will see the stage.
For tickets or more information on the Oh, Shaw, Don't Be a Coward, Go Wilde! Ibsen's Watching Century Center Summer Festival (whew), call (212) 982-6782. Century Center is located at 111 East 15th St. (between Park Ave. and Irving Place). — by Ernio Hernandez