The reading at the Players Club will boast the talents of Michael Cristofer, Tyne Daly, Sean Dugan, Xanthe Elbrick, George S. Irving and Brian Murray. The 7 PM event will be hosted by Jeremy McCarter and narrated by Howard Kissel. Mrs. Warren's Profession, according to press notes, is described as such: "In an age before women had rights, what price independence? A mother and daughter find out more than they bargained for on a hot summer's day."
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 Back to Methuselah (Part One) (Sept. 21), 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, will be available beginning July 1 by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information visit www.projectshaw.com.