Gingold Theatrical Group's 13th season of Project Shaw, offering some of Shaw’s greatest works and those of his contemporaries, launches January 22 with Shaw's The Devil's Disciple at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).
Artistic Director David Staller directs a cast that features Andy Baldeschwiler, Sidney J. Burgoyne, Bradford Cover, Richard Ferrone, Midori Francis (The Wolves), Tony winner Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Simon Jones (Farinelli and the King), Ted Koch (Junk), James Prendergast, Michael Raver, Derek Smith (The Lion King), and Dana Smith-Croll.
Written in 1896, Shaw’s comedy weaves a story around the unlikely backdrop of the American Revolution. In this play, production notes state, "we find ourselves in a 1777 New Hampshire village where Dick Dudgeon opens his heart to life. Along the way, everyone goes through profound changes of discovery, hope and strength."
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“This is the irreverent comedy that finally brought Shaw fame as a playwright, and how appropriate this sudden success should have happened right here in New York City. Shaw’s inspiration was the American War of Independence from the British. Our struggle against Empirical rule was of natural interest to the Irish Shaw, an activist for human rights and free speech. The play was a sensational hit on Broadway in 1897. It remains one of his most vital and insightful comedies and perfectly embraces our theme for 2018: ‘The Power of Persistence, a theatrical survival guide,'" said Staller in an earlier statement.
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 [email protected].