Douglas Sills, Ryan Spahn, Mara Davi, More Take Part in November 18 The Play’s the Thing Reading | Playbill

Readings and Workshops Douglas Sills, Ryan Spahn, Mara Davi, More Take Part in November 18 The Play’s the Thing Reading Stephen Brown-Fried directs the reading for the Project Shaw series.
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Gingold Theatrical Group, recently represented Off-Broadway with Caesar & Cleopatra, continues its 14th season of Project Shaw November 18 at 7 PM with a reading of Ferenc Molnar’s farce The Play’s the Thing.

Stephen Brown-Fried directs the evening in the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space.

The cast includes Arnie Burton (Machinal, Peter and the Starcatcher), Thom Sesma (The Times They Are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), Douglas Sills (War Paint, The Scarlet Pimpernel), Ryan Spahn (Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow, Gloria), David Turner (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever), Mara Davi (The Play That Goes Wrong), and Warren Kelley. Brown-Fried also serves as the onstage narrator.

In The Play’s the Thing, a young playwright is distraught when he overhears the actress he loves having an affair with another man. His mentor must convince him that she is only rehearsing a play—and that he must write her a better one.

“All of us at Gingold have been waiting for years to get this play into our series and now, at last, here it is. Molnar is a universal favorite, of course, with his Little Shop Around The Corner and Liliom, but this play almost defies description as it seems to live on a theatrical comedic world of its own. We've got a dream cast and director to bring this to you just in time for Thanksgiving and there's excitement in the air,” said Artistic Director David Staller in an earlier statement.

Tickets are $40 and are available at Reserved VIP seating is available for $55 by contacting [email protected].

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