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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

"Man and Superman" and Cerveris

In case you've been wondering what Huntington native Michael Cerveris has been up to, here's the answer: he's playing the part of Jack Tanner and Don Juan in a special production of George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman.

Here's the description of the play:
MAN AND SUPERMAN: A comedy of Hellish proportions. Jack Tanner, a confirmed bachelor, is determined to keep clear of Ann’s matrimonial designs on him. He flees across continents and even to Hades for a chat with the Devil and back again to avoid entrapment. But, finally, her intelligent will is too much for him. This incendiary and rarely produced play will be performed complete, though in a substantially cut three-hour version.
The show will be presented at The Players at 16 Gramercy Park South in New York.

It's part of an ambitious effort known as Project Shaw:
For the first time ever, every play George Bernard Shaw ever wrote for the stage has been presented to New York audiences. Between 2006 and 2009, every sketch, full-length and one-act play was performed as a concert reading with astonishing all-star casts. Many of these plays had never before been seen in New York, or anywhere in this country. This constitutes more than 60 of Shaw’s plays, all to sold out audiences.

The 2010 edition of this series will be presented one Monday a month, with a nominal admission charge of $25. All performances are open to the public!

As produced and directed by David Staller, many of our greatest actors converge to share Shaw’s insights and wicked wit.

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, political awareness and the need for each person to take responsibility for their own lives has become legendary.
For more information, visit this website: www.projectshaw.com/.

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