Project Shaw's Candida to Feature Amy Irving, Richard Thomas, Bobby Steggert

News   Project Shaw's Candida to Feature Amy Irving, Richard Thomas, Bobby Steggert
The Project Shaw series will continue Sept. 27 with a reading of George Bernard Shaw's Candida, the "provocative romantic comedy about a minister and his wife whose marriage is threatened by a young poet."

Bobby Steggert
Bobby Steggert

The reading at the Players Club in Manhattan will boast the talents of Amy Irving, Richard Thomas, Bobby Steggert, Nick Wyman, Cassie Beck and Cary Donaldson. Jason Zinoman of the New York Times will be the evening's guest host, and Patrick Pacheco of NY1's On Stage 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.

Candida, according to press notes, "makes its cast of characters jump through many hoops as they fight to discover who they want to be. Taking place in one action-packed day, Candida (Amy Irving) finds herself in the middle of a battle. Swirling around Candida are her husband Reverend Morell (Richard Thomas); the noble young poet Eugene Marchbanks (Bobby Steggert); her ambitious, capitalist father Mr. Burgess (Nick Wyman); the repressed secretary Prossy (Cassie Beck); and Morell's young assistant Lexy (Cary Donaldson)."

The current season will continue Oct. 25 with Cap't Brassbound's Conversion, Nov. 22 with How He Lied to Her Husband and Dec. 20 with Heartbreak House.

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

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