Misalliance Reading, With Wesley Taylor, Richard Easton, Alison Fraser, Presented Jan. 28
By Andrew Gans
The Project Shaw series continues Jan. 28 with a reading of George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance.
The reading at the Players Club in Manhattan features Richard Easton as Lord Summerhays; George S. Irving as John Tarleton; Maryann Plunkett as Mrs. Tarleton; Alison Fraser as Lina; Robert Creighton as Julius "Gunner" Baker; Wesley Taylor as Bentley "Bunny" Summerhays; Hannah Cabell as Hypatia; Jon Fletcher as Johnny Tarleton; Patrick Cummings as Joey Percival; and Maggie Buchwald as the Narrator. David Cote of Time Out New York and NY1 On Stage hosts.
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.
In the comedy, according to press notes, "Shaw plays with mating habits and impulses! The social and the political collide with the romantic and the practical; the aristocrats take on the middle classes and vice versa, and-to top it all off there's a glamorous aviatrix and a determinately tipsy socialist loose on the grounds! This is one of Shaw's most beloved of plays."
Project Shaw events for 2013 include Caesar and Cleopatra (Feb. 25); 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).
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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