Rory O’Malley, Lauren Molina, Daniel Jenkins, Heidi Armbruster, Nick Wyman Set for Project Shaw Reading of The Philanderer
22 Jan 2014
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, which is under the leadership of founding artistic director David Staller, will continue Feb. 24 at 7 PM with George Bernard Shaw’s 1893 comedy, The Philanderer, at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre.
Shaw’s wickedly witty comedy, The Philanderer, according to press notes, "follows a day in the life of a roguish gentleman (Rory O’Malley) doing his best to avoid making a commitment to either of the two women (Heidi Armbruster and Lauren Molina) who may or may not actually want him to. In The Philanderer, Shaw takes on most of the classic Shaw issues, questioning societal expectations, sex, relationships, sense of self, science, religion and politics."
Upcoming Project Shaw events include St. Patrick's Day Gala (March 17); An Oscar Wilde Evening (April 14), Heartbreak House (May 12), 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) 352-3101 or online at symphonyspace.org.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.