"Since our full production of Man and Superman in 2012 at the Irish Rep, we've had so many requests for another live presentation we were inspired to bring it back to Project Shaw this season," said artistic director David Staller in a press statement and who has created the paired-down version. "It is indisputably, one of the greatest romantic comedies ever written for the stage and we will, of course, be presenting it with the vital 'Don Juan in Hell' dream scene. The cast we've assembled are a Shavian dream team."
The production is part of the company's "Project Shaw," which in 2009 made history as the first company ever to present every one of Shaw's 65 plays.
Man and Superman follows Jack Tanner (Kunken), a celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor. Despite being an unlikely match for the alluring heiress, Ann (Pedlow), she decides to marry and tame this rogue revolutionary. Appalled, Jack flees to Spain where he is kidnapped by bandits and meets the charachter Mendoza (Sills). Fiennes recently starred in a UK production at the National's Lyttelton Theatre.