Reading of The Ghost of Edwin Booth Is Part of Booth's Birthday Celebration at Players Club

PlayBlog   Reading of The Ghost of Edwin Booth Is Part of Booth's Birthday Celebration at Players Club
 
The first public reading of The Ghost of Edwin Booth, a new play taking place on the eve of the birthday of the title character (and real-life, renowned Victorian-era actor), will take place Nov. 12 at The Players Club as part of Booth's 177th birthday celebration.

The evening, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6 PM with readings and entertainment from Players Club members. A wreath laying at Booth's statue in Gramercy Park will take place at 6:45 PM, with the Ghost reading set to start at 8:30 PM. John Booth, the actor's great-great-great nephew, and his son will introduce the reading.

Booth (1833-1893), who founded The Players Club, was known for playing Shakespearean roles from Hamlet to Othello to Richard II, in addition to working as a producer and theatre manager. A scion of a famous theatrical family of his day (most famous for his brother, actor John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Abraham Lincoln), Edwin Booth is the namesake of Broadway's Booth Theatre.

The Players Club is located at 16 Gramercy Park South. For reservations or more information, call (212) 475-6116

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