The reading at the Players Club in Manhattan will feature Tony winner Harriet Harris in the title role with Amelia Pedlow as Vivie Warren, Richard Easton as Sir George Crofts, Matt Doyle as Frank Gardner, Tony Sheldon as Praed and Lenny Wolpe as Rev. Samuel Gardner. Roma Torre of NY1 will narrate.
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 play, according to press notes, concerns "an estranged mother and daughter [who] wrestle to answer that question on a hot summer weekend. This most controversial of Shaw’s plays boldly tackles issues still vibrantly in current debate: roles of men and women in society, finance, sexuality, family dynamics, and most surprisingly, prostitution."
Project Shaw events for 2013 also include 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.