Jackson, who recently completed the Broadway run of Xanadu, is cast in the title role alongside Hannah Cabell, Mary Carver, Nora Chester, Teddy Eck, Stephen Mo Hanan, Lianne Kressin, Brian Scott Lipton, John Martello, Charlotte Moore, Liz Morton, Nathaniel Shaw and Emily Young.
According to Project Shaw notes, "A man famous throughout the old American West as a roguish lad has been arrested for the worst of all possible crimes: horse thievery! Sentence: the noose! But did he do it? Who is the mysterious woman? What is his secret relationship to the town's Elder? Why are the townsfolk so determined to see him swing? Find out in this rarely heard Shaw comedy melodrama from 1909! It may be your very last chance!!!"
The Project Shaw series is produced and directed by David 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 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.
Also scheduled for the 2008 Project Shaw season are Jitta's Atonement (Nov. 17) and Saint Joan (Dec. 22).
The Players Club is located in Manhattan at 16 Gramercy Park South. The performance is at 7 PM. Tickets, priced $20, are available by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information visit www.projectshaw.com.