Arkin, Morton, Murray and Houdyshell Set for Project Shaw Reading

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Several theatre favorites will be part of the Oct. 22 reading of two George Bernard Shaw one-acts: Press Cuttings and Passion, Poison and Petrifaction.
Jayne Houdyshell
Jayne Houdyshell Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The evening at the Players Club will feature the talents of Matthew Arkin, Patricia Conolly, Jayne Houdyshell, Charlotte Moore, Euan Morton, Brian Murray and Michael Musto. Howard Kissel will host the 7 PM event. David Staller will direct the evening.

Press Cuttings, according to press notes, is "Shaw's 'suffragette comedy,' involving a Prime Minister in drag, a conservative General out of control and some very determined women." Passion. . . is described as a light-hearted lark that involves "murder, sex, betrayal, finance and seltzer."

The Project Shaw series is produced and directed by Staller, who acted with Dana Ivey in Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession at the Irish Repertory Theatre. Dates stretching throughout 2007 and beyond will provide an airing of every sketch, full-length and one-act play by the playwright.

Past participants include Blair Brown, Mark Kudisch, Kerry Butler, Tyne Daly, Jonathan Hadary, Daniel Jenkins, Rebecca Luker, Michael Cerveris, Karen Ziemba, Michele Pawk, Bruce Vilanch, Jack Gilpin and George S. Irving.

The Players Club is located in Manhattan at 16 Gramercy Park South. Tickets, priced $15, will be available Oct. 1 by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information visit www.projectshaw.com.

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