Project Shaw's Man and Superman, with Cerveris, Grisetti, Houdyshell, Jenkins, Presented July 19

By Andrew Gans
July 19, 2010

The Project Shaw series continues July 19 with a reading of George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman.



The reading at the Players Club in Manhattan boasts the talents of Arnie Burton, Michael Cerveris, Josh Grisetti, Jayne Houdyshell, Daniel Jenkins, Simon Jones, Emily Loesser, Charlotte Moore, Bill Nolte, Elena Shaddow and A.J. Shively. David Cote of Time Out New York and NY1 narrates. Show time is 7 PM.

David Staller directs and produces.

In Man and Superman, press notes state, "confirmed bachelor Jack Tanner (Michael Cerveris) is determined to keep clear of Ann's (Elena Shaddow) matrimonial designs on him. He flees across continents and even, in the dream act of 'Don Juan in Hell,' to Hades for a chat with the Devil (Daniel Jenkins), and back again to avoid entrapment. But, finally, Ann's intelligent will is too much for Jack. This incendiary and rarely produced play will be performed complete, though in a substantially cut three-hour version."

The current season will continue Sept. 27 with Candida, 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.