The evening at the Players Club is scheduled to feature the talents of Michael Feingold as the Monster, Kathy Brier as the patient, Marylouise Burke as Ms. Mopley, Eric Grode as the Doctor, Charles Busch as The Nurse (Sweetie), Marc Kudisch as The Burglar (Popsy), John Windsor-Cunningham as Colonel Tallboys, John Scherer as Private Meek, Nick Wyman as Sergeant Fielding and Louis Zorich as The Elder. David Staller directs the 7 PM performance.
In Too True to Be Good, press notes state, "a glamorous pair of jewel thieves (Busch and Kudisch) convince a chronic young convalescent (Brier) to steal her own jewels and run away with them to a tropical paradise. Her over-protective mother (Burke) comes chasing after them and a riotous time is had by all. This is Shaw's 1931 high-comedy journey which takes on fad diets, the medical profession, the military, war, religion, and sex."
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. The series intends to offer 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.
Also scheduled for the 2008 Project Shaw season are Good King Charles Days (March 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, will be available by calling (212) 352-3101 beginning Feb. 1. For more information visit www.projectshaw.com.