Mulgrew, Slezak, Wolpe, Jones and Moore Set for Project Shaw's Foundling and Fables

News   Mulgrew, Slezak, Wolpe, Jones and Moore Set for Project Shaw's Foundling and Fables The acclaimed Project Shaw series will continue April 21 with starry readings of The Fascinating Foundling and Farfetched Fables.
Kate Mulgrew
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The evening at the Players Club will begin at 7 PM. Featured in Foundling will be Kate Mulgrew as Anastasia, Victor Slezak as Horace, Lenny Wolpe as Mercer, Simon Jones as Lord Chancellor and Charlotte Moore as the Narrator. David Cote will host. All six actors will also be featured in various roles in Fables. In The Fascinating Foundling, press notes state, "a man and a woman are very definite about what they will and what they won't tolerate in a mate. Having little or no family is a plus. A lawyer and his aid unwittingly help them find each other." Farfetched Fables "takes us on six separate journeys. Starting in 1949 and jumping well into the future, we get a chance to see just how absurd we are in the present and just how little we may change."

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 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 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 April 1. For more information visit www.projectshaw.com.

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