WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Each month, Gingold Theatrical Group presents a different play by George Bernard Shaw (or his contemporaries). GTG is the first group to ever present performances of all of Shaw's 65 plays! This script-in-hand series is always packed with theatrical enthusiasts eager to share Shaw's comedic theatrical pieces, all embracing his bold humanitarian precepts encouraging human rights and free speech for all. Every play is presented as a staged reading by a specially assembled, star-studded cast. The reading is followed by a spirited talkback with the cast and an international team of Shavians.
Scheduled for May are two of Shaw's one-acts, Press Cuttings and Dark Lady of the Sonnets. In Press Cuttings, it's 1909 and the men in charge of England are having a wild time trying to adjust to the women's rights movement! George Bernard Shaw's "suffragette comedy" involves a prime minister in drag (Tim Jerome), a conservative general out of control (Paxton Whitehead), a rebellious orderly (A.J. Shively), and some very determined women (Christine Pedi, Andréa Burns, and Cady Huffman). In the 1910 comedy Dark Lady of the Sonnets, Shakespeare (Shively again) has a secret rendezvous with Queen Elizabeth (Burns), who may be one of the inspirations for some of his most treasured sonnets.