The reading at the Players Club in Manhattan features the talents of Time Out New York/NY1 journalist David Cote, Arnie Burton, Carole Shelley, Robert Stanton and Emily Young. Show time is 7 PM.
David Staller, the acclaimed singer-actor who has produced and directed all of the Project Shaw offerings, handles the same duties for this reading.
In Dark Lady of the Sonnets, press notes state, "the young Shakespeare (Arnie Burton) finds himself juggling the legendary 'Dark Lady' (Emily Young) and the even more legendary Queen Elizabeth I (Carole Shelley) in a riotous battle of wits. Some of Shakespeare and Shaw's most famous characters battle one another in the aptly titled Shakes vs. Shav in which George Bernard Shaw imagines a meeting between himself and the great Bard. And in the rarely performed Cymbeline Refinished, Shaw takes a wicked swipe at the final scene of Shakespeare's Cymbeline — by rewriting it!" All the roles will be played by two actors, Burton and Stanton, in Cymbeline Refinished.
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.
The Players Club is located in Manhattan at 16 Gramercy Park South. Tickets, priced $25, are available by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information visit www.projectshaw.com.