Gaines and Shelley Lead Project Shaw's Geneva Jan. 21

News   Gaines and Shelley Lead Project Shaw's Geneva Jan. 21 George Bernard Shaw's Geneva will be the first dramatic offering of the New Year from Project Shaw, on Jan. 21, 2008 at the Players Club.
Boyd Gaines
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Tony Award winners Boyd Gaines and Carole Shelley join Bridget Regan, Jeremy Webb, John Scherer, George S. Irving, Peter Flynn, Simon Jones, Scott Alan Evans, Craig Wroe, John Bolton, John Martello, Charlotte Moore, and Michael Fiengold for the staged reading. Theatre journalists Michael Riedel and Howard Kissel also appear among the Geneva cast on Jan. 21 at 7 PM. "It's 1938 and the world is on the brink of World War II," press notes for Geneva state. "An aristocratic German Jew, who has fled Nazi Germany, arrives in Geneva asking for help. A pretty young secretary (Begonia Brown), left to run the International Committee for Peace office alone, writes a letter to the League of Nations. Eventually, Hitler, Franco and Mussolini all converge on Geneva for a peace trial to state their case. Don't miss this rarely seen comedy from the imagination of the one and only G.B.S."

David Staller directs and produces the Project Shaw seasons, which are devoted to presenting every sketch, full-length and one-act play by the late playwright.

Also slated for the 2008 Project Shaw line-up are Too Good to Be True (Feb. 11), Good King Charles Days (Mar. 17), Farfetched Fables (April 21), The Devil's Disciple (May 19), Great Catherine with Annajanska, The Wild Grand Duchess (June 23), Major Barbara (July 21), Caesar and Cleopatra (Sept. 22), The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet (Oct. 20), Jitta's Atonement (Nov. 17) and Saint Joan (Dec. 22).

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.