Gingold Theatrical Group's 13th season of Project Shaw, offering some of George Bernard Shaw’s greatest works and those of his contemporaries, continues November 19 at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street) with Shaw’s Back to Methuselah (Part 2).
GTG Artistic Director David Staller directs a cast that features Caroline Kinsolving (My Crazy Ex), Tony winner Cady Huffman (The Producers), Warren Kelley (Engaging Shaw), Barrett Leddy (The Mice War), Drew McVety (Bandstand), Lauren Molina (Desperate Measures, The Skivvies), Doug Plaut (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), James Rana (The Band’s Visit), Molly Ranson (August: Osage County), Michael Raver (The Persians), Kyle Sherman (Ordinary Days), Derek Smith (Heartbreak House), and Emma Wisniewski (Soups, Stews and Casseroles).
Back to Methuselah is Shaw’s 1921 play that tells the story of all humanity. Starting in the Garden of Eden and sailing up through the 32nd Century, this comedy tackles all the political and social issues Shaw is so notorious for.
“We’re offering an extremely rare opportunity to experience one of Shaw’s most outrageously ambitious comedies. Written after WWI to try to make sense of the global madness the world had just lived through, Shaw uses his most potent powers of irony and insight,” said Staller.
The 13th season will conclude December 17 with a selection from one of Shaw’s contemporaries: The Enchanted Cottage by Arthur Wing Pinero.
Tickets are $35 and are available by calling (212) 864-5400 or online at SymphonySpace.org. Special reserved VIP seating is available for $50 by contacting the Gingold office (212) 355-7823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Updated November 19, 2018)