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News Robert Cuccioli and Mara Davi Will Visit John Bull's Other Island Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, which is under the leadership of artistic director David Staller, will continue Nov. 23 at 7 PM with a reading of Shaw's whimsical Irish play, John Bull's Other Island, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre in Manhattan.

The cast will feature Robert Cuccioli (Tom Broadbent), Sean Dugan (Larry Doyle), Mara Davi (Nora), Jonathan Hadley (Tim Haffigan), Patrick Fitzgerald (Keegan), Adam Petherbridge (Patsy Farrell), Sean Gormley (Father Dempsey), Paul O’Brien (Corney Doyle), Robert Creighton (Barney Doran), Drew McVety (Matthew Haffigan) and Terry Donnelly (Aunt Judy) with narration by Malachy McCourt.

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In a statement Staller said, "When Shaw finally wrote his one and only ‘Irish play,’ he was ready to look back at his home country with a mixture of irony and love. The balance he finds between high comedy and a needful heart is quite breathtaking. It’s often referred to as his ‘magic’ play."

In John Bull's Other Island, according to press notes, "best friends and business partners, Broadbent and Doyle journey back to Doyle's Irish hometown to buy up land to develop. What they don't count on is the power of the locals, particularly Nora Reilly and the defrocked priest, Keegan (who talks to grasshoppers). In fact, the entire town is full of extraordinary characters conspiring to turn this business trip into a hysterical life-changing weekend for all concerned, fueled by plenty of Potcheen."

Tickets are $30 and are available by calling (212) 864-5400 or online at Symphony Space’s Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre is located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street.


Now celebrating its 10th year, Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw made history in December 2009 as the first company ever to present performances of every one of Shaw's 65 plays (including full-length works, one-acts and sketches).

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