Gingold Theatrical Group, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 12th season of Project Shaw November 20 with a reading of Elizabeth Robins' 1907 play, Votes for Women.
Tony nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime) directs the evening, which is presented at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). Show time is 7 PM.
The cast comprises Mara Davi, Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz, Caitlin Cohn, Ben Davis, Ed Dixon, Joanna Glushak, Judy Gold, Christine Toy Johnson, Elizabeth Ward Land, Tim Jerome, and James Waterston.
Robins, the renowned actor whom George Bernard Shaw encouraged as a playwright, was a theatrical force in the early part of the 20th century.
“I’ve longed to work with Project Shaw, and Votes for Women is the perfect play for me to join in the fun and discourse this esteemed company has been presenting for over ten years,” Dodge said in an earlier statement. “’Why does any woman take less wages than a man for the same work? Only because we can’t get anything better...Do you really think we take low wages because we like them?’ Those words are spoken in the play. In 1907. This scene could have been written in 2017—110 years later. I’m proud to lead this extraordinary group of actors in giving voice to Robins’ play so we can shine a light on the continued struggle of women everywhere. We’ve still got a lot of work to do!”
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 at (212) 355-7823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Updated November 20, 2017)