For the first time ever, every play George Bernard Shaw ever wrote for the stage will be presented to New York audiences. Every sketch, full-length and one-act play will be performed as a concert reading. The series will be presented, as Shaw preferred, with no admission charge. As produced by David Staller at New York’s legendary Players Club, one Monday a month will find eager Shavians gathering for this unique event. Each month, a specially assembled, star-studded cast will present a different play – many of which have never before been performed in New York City.
The Irish born Shaw, who died at age 94 in 1950, is one of the most prolific writers of plays, books and treatises in the English language who ever lived. His outspoken stand for human rights, particularly for Women’s rights, political awareness and the need for each person to take responsibility for their own lives has become legendary.
Many of the New York Theatre’s actors are signing on for their favorite Shaw plays. Some of the actors who have promised to take part in this ambitious two-year program include Malcolm Gets, Veanne Cox, Raul Esparza, Marc Kudisch, George S. Irving, Olympia Dukakis, Nancy Anderson, Ed Dixon, Cynthia Harris, Charlotte Moore and Simon Jones.
This series is being produced and directed by David Staller, life-long Shaw aficionado. Mr. Staller is currently acting with Dana Ivey in Shaw’s controversial MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION at the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York.
EVERY MONTH AT THE PLAYERS CLUB • 16 Gramercy Park South