Project Shaw Season Will Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Rights

News   Project Shaw Season Will Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Rights Artistic director David Staller has announced the lineup of plays for 2017.
David Staller, Judith Ivey and Tyne Daly
David Staller, Judith Ivey and Tyne Daly

As America prepares to possibly elect its first female president, Gingold Theatrical Group’s Project Shaw, which is under the leadership of founding artistic director David Staller, announced its 2017 season, which will celebrate 100 years of women's rights.

The 2017 Project Shaw Season, to be presented at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street), will include Mrs. Warren’s Profession (January 16), Candida (February 13), You Never Can Tell (April 17), Press Cuttings (May 22), Getting Married (June 26), Super Shaw Women (July 17), Rachel Crothers’ A Man’s World (September 18), Captain Brassbound’s Conversion (October 23), Elizabeth Robins’ Votes for Women (November 20), and Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance (December 18).

In a statement Staller said, “Women take the stage! We’re celebrating 100 years of women’s rights in New York with our 12th season of Project Shaw. Not only will we be offering some of Shaw’s most iconographic strong women, we’ll be bringing you plays examining the struggle for equal rights with two plays written by women in the early part of the 20th century, Elizabeth Robins and Rachel Crothers. As a bit of icing on the cake, we’ll return to Oscar Wilde to end the season with his ground-breaking look at women challenging society. Guest directors to be announced shortly.”

Single tickets are $35 and are available by calling (212) 864-5400 or online at Symphonyspace.org. VIP (reserved) seats are available by phoning the GTG office (212) 355-7823, as are discounts for purchasing the entire season in advance.

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Now celebrating its 11th 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.

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