Murray and Martin Are Caesar and Cleopatra for Project Shaw Sept. 22

News   Murray and Martin Are Caesar and Cleopatra for Project Shaw Sept. 22 Project Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra, featuring Tony nominee Brian Murray and Madeleine Martin, is presented at the Players Club Sept. 22.
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Murray (The Crucible) appears as Caesar opposite Martin (August: Osage County) as Cleopatra in a company that also features Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega as Ftateeta, Simon Jones as Pothinus, Daniel Reichard as Apollodorus, Todd Gearhart as Rufio, Jack Koenig as Britannus, Seth Rudetsky as Theodotus, Daniel Marconi as Ptoletmy, Anthony Holds as Lucius, Tim Artz as Achillas and Jon Levenson as The Sentinel. Press notes for the 7 PM reading of Caesar and Cleopatra state, "The teenage Cleopatra encounters Julius Caesar one moonlit night on the Sphinx. He has come to conquer Egypt and finds himself teaching the girl to rule as a queen. What really happened? Shaw gives us an idea in this crackling comedy of politics, life and death."

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.

Also scheduled for the 2008 Project Shaw season are 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.