Off-Broadway’s Gingold Theatrical Group to honor Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders, and Ethan E. Litwin

Next up in Gingold Theatrical Group’s 2021-22 season of Project Shaw – a monthly series offering some of the greatest works of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries – is the Irish playwright’s Village Wooing of 1933, to be presented live on Monday, December 13, at Symphony Space, beginning at 7 pm. The evening event, which is expected to run for approximately 90 minutes, will also include the presentation of GTG’s Golden Shamrock Awards, inspired by Shaw’s humanitarian activism and given annually by the company to celebrate artistic and cultural contributions to society.

Photo courtesy of Gingold Theatrical Group.

In Shaw’s short romantic comedy, two people, both determined to remain single, meet in a chance encounter on an around-the-world cruise that changes their lives in the most unexpected ways once they decide to “take the journey.” It will be directed by GTG Artistic Director David Staller and performed script-in-hand for one night only by multiple award-winning Broadway stars and real-life couple Maryann Plunkett (Me and My Girl) and Jay O. Sanders (Girl from the North Country), who appeared together for eleven years in the twelve plays of Richard Nelson’s Rhinebeck Panorama, which just concluded with its final installment this fall.

Before the reading begins, the actors, along with long-time GTG Board Member Ethan E. Litwin (a partner at Constantine Cannon LLP, specializing in antitrust litigation, and a tireless supporter of the arts in NYC), will be honored for their humanitarian endeavors. The recognition was originally planned to be a part of last year’s Gingold gala, which had to be cancelled in March 2020, as a result of COVID-19. Past honorees include Tom Viola, Martha Plimpton, Tyne Daly, Kate Mulgrew, Kenneth Lonergan, Charles Busch, Judith Ivey, Robert Osborne, Terrence McNally, and Brian Murray.

Village Wooing plays on Monday, December 13, 2021, at Gingold Theatrical Group, performing at Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, 2537 Broadway, NYC. For tickets (priced at $40, with discounts for students and children), call (212) 864-5400, or go online. Everyone must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter the building and must wear a mask at all times when inside.


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