Nikki M. James, Daniel Davis, Tony Yazbeck Set for Reading of Caesar and Cleopatra
31 Jan 2013
Nikki M. James
The Project Shaw series will continue Feb. 25 with a reading of George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra.
The reading at the Players Club in Manhattan will feature Nikki M. James as Cleopatra, Daniel Davis as Caesar, Sharon Washington as Ftatateeta, Tony Yazbeck as Apollodorus, Nick Wyman as Pothinus, David Drake as Theodotus, Patrick Boll as Rufio, Chris Burns as Lucius, Roberto Cambeiro as The Royal Sentinel, Michael Markham as Achillas, James Joseph O’Neil as Brittanus and Matthew Schecter as the boy king Ptolemy XIV. Donna Karger of NY1 will be the narrator.
Show time is 7 PM.
David Staller, the acclaimed singer-actor who has produced and directed all of the Project Shaw offerings, will continue to do so for the upcoming reading.
The comedy, according to press notes, "takes us back to a highly romanticized ancient Egypt. Led by the mighty Caesar, the conquering Romans enter Egypt only to encounter one surprise after another: none more surprising than the consuming determination of the teenage Queen of the Nile, the legendary Cleopatra, who will stop at nothing to secure her throne for herself."
Project Shaw events for 2013 also include the following: St. Patrick's Day Gala (March 17); Admirable Bashville (April 29); Mrs. Warren's Profession (May 20); Too True To Be Good (June 24); On the Rocks (July 22); Shaw with Ibsen's League of Youth (Sept. 16); Shaw with Wilde's short stories (Oct. 21); Shaw with Chekhov's short stories (Nov. 18); and Super Shaw (Dec. 16).
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