The reading at the Players Club in Manhattan boasts the talents of Mark Aldrich, Nora Chester, Ed Dixon, Ian Gould, Daniel Jenkins Tim Jerome, James Ludwig, Charlotte Parry, Reg Rogers, Alexander Sovronsky, Henry Stram, Dan Truman and Mark Vietor. New York Post columnist Michael Riedel hosts the evening, which begins at 7 PM.
David Staller directs and produces.
In John Bull's Other Island, press notes state, "best friends and business partners, Broadbent (Reg Rogers) and Doyle (Marc Vietor), journey back to Doyle's Irish hometown to buy up land to develop. What they don't count on is the power of the locals, particularly Nora Reilly (Charlotte Parry) and the defrocked priest, Keegan (Daniel Jenkins), who talks to grasshoppers. In fact, the entire town is full of extraordinary characters who conspire to turn this business trip into a hysterical life-changing weekend for all concerned, fueled by plenty of Potcheen."
The new season will continue 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.