The reading at the Players Club will boast the talents of Cherise Boothe, Christian Camargo, Ariel Estrada, Stephen Mo Hanan, Simon Jones, Marc Kudisch, Madeleine Martin, Jeff Steitzer and Diane Stillwell Weinberg. Show time is 7 PM. Back to Methuselah: Part One, according to press notes, is described as such: "Just a epic little piece about the entire history of the world. Starting with Adam, Eve and The Serpent in the Garden of Eden, this rollicking play speeds us through several thousands of years of human history — past, present (1920) and future. By the time the curtain falls on Part One we've reached the year 2170 and people have begun to live to be 300 years old! This is the first time the play has been presented in New York in more than fifty years, and the first time in its entirety since 1922."
The Project Shaw series is produced and directed by David Staller, who acted with Dana Ivey in Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession at the Irish Repertory Theatre. The series intends to offer every sketch, full-length and one-act play by the late 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.
Project Shaw will continue with Super Shaw (Sept. 29), Back to Methuselah (Part Two) (Oct. 19), On the Rocks (Nov. 16) and Why She Would Not (Dec. 14).
The Players Club is located in Manhattan at 16 Gramercy Park South. Tickets, priced $20, are available by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information visit www.projectshaw.com.