Project Shaw presented JITTA'S ATONEMENT, a "shocking Viennese 1920 amusement wickedly re-imagined by George Bernard Shaw", on Monday, November 17th at the THE PLAYERS (16 Gramercy Park South).
The performance featured Charles Busch as "Jitta", Annie Golden, George S. Irving, Janine LaManna, Mary Beth Peil, Gareth Saxe, and Louis Zorich. The host for the evening will be Michael Riedel of the NY POST. It was produced and directed by David Staller.
George Bernard Shaw's first success was as a music and literary critic, but he was drawn to drama. He decided to write plays. He was fiercely proud of being a free-thinking humanist, dedicated to presenting the cause of human rights for all. He and Al Gore are the only people to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize and an Oscar: (Nobel in 1925 for his contribution to literature, an Oscar in 1938 for his PYGMALION screenplay). His dedication to the battle for Human Rights and to encouraging all people to forge an individual path in life while taking responsibility for these life choices has been our inspiration. Now in its third of four years, Project Shaw is dedicated to presenting every play ever written by Shaw.
Project Shaw performs at New York's most legendary private club, The Players. Located at 16 Gramercy Park South, (which is the equivilent of 20th Street east of Park Avenue). In 1888, Edwin Booth, America's pre-eminent Shakespearean actor, and 15 other incorporators, including Mark Twain and General William Tecumseh Sherman, founded The Players. Modeled after London's famed theatrical club, The Garrick, The Players was the first American "gentleman's club" of its kind. To become a member or for more information about the club click on the link below, or phone 212-475-6116. (Please do not phone The Players for tickets.)
Photos by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
An evening of Shaw
Mary Beth Peil
Annie Golden and George S. Irving
Louis Zorich and Janine LaManna
Janine LaManna, Mary Beth Peil and Charles Busch
Louis Zorich, Janine LaManna, Mary Beth Peil,Charles Busch, Annie Golden, Gareth Saxe, and George S. Irving
Louis Zorich, Janine LaManana, Mary Beth Peil, Charles Busch, Annie Golden, Gareth Saxe, George S. Irving and in front the director of tonight's show David Staller
Mary Beth Peil
George S. Irving
Tonight's host-Michael Reidel
David Staller and Donald Saddler
The Player's Club