Gingold Theatrical Group's 14th season of Project Shaw continues June 24 with George Bernard Shaw’s The Philanderer.
Directed by J.R. Sullivan, the cast features Kerstin Anderson (My Fair Lady), George Dvorsky (The Scarlet Pimpernel), Caitlin Cohn (Lolita My Love), Tim Jerome (The Phantom of the Opera), Amelia Pedlow (The Metromaniacs), A.J. Shively (Bright Star), and Nick Wyman (Network).
The play follows a day in the life of a roguish gentleman doing his best to avoid making a meaningful connection to either of the two women who may or may not actually want him to.
“This is only Shaw’s second completed play, but he was already finding ways to tackle every issue you can imagine in the most entertaining of ways. Comedy, he reasoned, gave him permission to dive into topics rarely if ever dealt with on the stage up to that point. This is a rare opportunity to share a play that even many of the most devoted Shaw fans have never seen,” said GTG Artistic Director David Staller in an earlier statement.
Following The Philanderer will be The Stepmother by Githa Sowerby July 22, Scintillating Shaw Symposium with an international panel September 23, Shaw’s Arms and the Man October 28, The Play’s The Thing by Ferenc Molnar November 18, and I’ll Leave It to You by Noël Coward December 16.
All the plays in the series are presented in a concert-reading format at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space.