The reading at the Players Club in Manhattan will boast the talents of Rufus Collins, Annie Golden, George S. Irving, Simon Kendall, John Martello, Carolyn McCormick, Liz Morton, Brian Murray, Ciaran O'Reilly, Lorenzo Pisoni, Jeff Steitzer and Oliver Wadsworth. David Cote (Time Out New York) will narrate the evening, which will be hosted by Gordon Cox (Variety). Show time is 7 PM.
David Staller directs and produces.
In The Doctor's Dilemma, press notes state, "Jennifer Dubedat (McCormick) idolizes her artist husband, Louis (Pisoni), but he is dying. She convinces a famous doctor (Murray) to use a rare treatment to cure him. But when he meets Louis, he discovers that he is a roguish scoundrel and may not be worth saving. In fact, the good doctor may have fallen in love with Jennifer. So, kill or cure? Shaw takes on the medical profession with his usual razor-sharp and uncompromising wit."
The new season will continue April 19 with John Bull's Other Island, May 24 with Major Barbara, June 21 with Village Wooing, July 19 with Candida, Sept. 27 with Man and Superman, Oct. 25 with Cap't Brassbound's Conversion, Nov. 22 with How He Lied to Her Husband and Dec. 20 with Heartbreak House.
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 late 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.
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.