Reed Birney, Linda Hart, Paxton Whitehead, David Garrison Read George Bernard Shaw's Geneva July 16 in NYC
By Andrew Gans
The Project Shaw series continues July 16 with a reading of George Bernard Shaw's Geneva, which is billed as "a political extravaganza."
The reading at the Players Club in Manhattan features the talents of Karen Stanion as Begonia Brown, Sean McNall as The Jew, Cynthia Harris as The Widow, David Garrison as Commisar Posky, Edward Hibbert as The Secretary, Paxton Whitehead as Sir Orpheus Midlander, Jordan Coughtry as The Betrothed, Reed Birney as The Judge, Victor Slezak as Bombardone, Robert Creighton as Battler, John Martello as General Flanco and Linda Hart as Deaconess with Adam Feldman as the Narrator.
Show time is 7 PM.
David Staller, the acclaimed singer-actor who has produced and directed all of the Project Shaw offerings, handles those same duties for this reading.
This satirical and controversial 1938 comedy, according to press notes, "takes an irreverent look at world politics with the world teetering on the start of WWII. A German Jew arrives in Geneva, Switzerland hoping to find help for what is happening in his country. He starts an avalanche of events culminating in a judge presiding over a hearing at the Court of International Justice at The Hague including Hitler and Mussolini!"
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 $30, are available by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information visit www.projectshaw.com.
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