Strathairn, Mays, Cumpsty to Appear in Feb. 13 Shakespeare Society Event Boys Will Be Girls

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David Strathairn, Jefferson Mays, Michael Cumpsty and members of The Queen's Company will take part in Boys Will Be Girls, a Feb. 13 evening at the Kaye Playhouse in Manhattan sponsored by the Shakespeare Society.

Boys Will Be Girls will look at the practice of cross dressing in Shakespeare's time, when women were not allowed to appear on stage and men took on all female roles. "During the course of the evening," according to Shakespeare Society, "a man will play Lady Macbeth as she unsexes; a man will play a woman playing a man as Rosalind lets Orlando know what women want; and in a contemporary twist, members of The Queen's Company will offer highlights from their all-women 2005 production of The Taming of the Shrew." The Queen's Company is an all-female troupe dedicated to performing Shakespeare.

Tickets, priced at $25-$40, are available from The Kaye Box Office at (212) 772-4448.

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