Reading of Heartbreak House, with Fritz Weaver, Maryann Plunkett, Tony Sheldon, Jeff McCarthy, Veanne Cox, Charlotte Rae, Presented May 12

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12 May 2014

Tony Sheldon
Tony Sheldon
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, which is under the leadership of founding artistic director David Staller, continues May 12 at 7 PM with George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre.

Directed by Staller, the cast includes Fritz Weaver (Captain Shotover), Maryann Plunkett (Hesione Hushabye), Amelia Pedlow (Ellie Dunn), Tony Sheldon (Mazzini Dunn), Jeff McCarthy (Boss Mangan), Reg Rogers (Hector Hushabye), Veanne Cox (Lady Ariadne Utterword), Adam Feldman (Randall Utterword), Charlotte Rae (Nurse Guinnes) and Robert Hock (Burglar). Marina Staller-Stern is featured on flute. Maggie Buchwald narrates.

In Heartbreak House, press notes state, "George Bernard Shaw’s comic exploration of love and social mores, an unexpected family reunion leads to fireworks both indoors and out. Set on the brink of World War I, Ellie Dunn, her father and her fiancée attend a house party at the home of eccentric Captain Shotover. The guests are soon divided by Ellie’s pragmatic decision to marry for money, not love."

Upcoming Project Shaw events include Getting Married (June 23), A 'Super Shaw' Evening (July 28), Village Wooing (Sept. 29), An Ibsen Evening (Oct. 27), The Millionairess (Nov. 24) and Major Barbara (Dec. 22).

Now in its ninth 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).

Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre is located in Manhattan at 2537 Broadway (at 95th Street). Tickets, priced $30 (senior discounts and Student Rush available), may be purchased by calling (212) 864-5400 or online at symphonyspace.org.