Gingold Theatrical Group's 14th season of Project Shaw continues May 20 with a reading of George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street.
Directed by GTG Artistic Director David Staller, the cast features Kate Abruzesse, Rajesh Bose (India Pale Ale, Indian Ink), Christian DeMarais (Hamlet), Susannah Perkins (Network), Thom Sesma (Fruiting Bodies, Sweeney Todd), Christian Conn, Ryan Spahn (Daniel's Husband), Paxton Whitehead (Noises Off, A Doll's House), Lenny Wolpe (Bullets Over Broadway, The Drowsy Chaperone), and Tony winner Karen Ziemba (Contact, Curtains).
In Man and Superman Jack, a confirmed bachelor, is determined to keep clear of Ann’s matrimonial designs on him. He flees across continents and even, in the dream act of Don Juan In Hell, to Hades for a chat with the Devil, and back again, to avoid entrapment.
"With this comedy from 1903, Shaw single-handedly reinvented everything that Victorian Theatre conventions had come to represent. Turning everything thought sacrosanct on its head including sex roles, psychology, dream analysis, modern travel, class systems, the British aristocracy, the middle classes, and the bourgeoisie, Shaw pokes fun at everyone and everything with the purpose of reminding us to have the courage to build a life for ourselves independent of societal expectations,” said Staller in an earlier statement.