Sexton, Harner, Johnson, McDonald, Stuhlbarg and More to Explore CSC Proust Project

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Classic Stage Company, the Off-Broadway company that just closed Uncle Vanya and is about to premiere Anne Carson's An Oresteia, will present The Proust Project, a new adaptation series featuring a set of staged readings based on Marcel Proust's novel "Remembrance of Things Past."
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On four successive Monday evenings beginning March 23, CSC will offer staged readings of works inspired by Proust's classic, "giving audiences a unique guided tour through one of the 20th century's greatest novels."

Audiences may absorb each reading as an independent evening or experience them together as a cycle.

Here's The Proust Project's schedule:

  • March 23, Swann In Love, by Pamela Hansford Johnson, directed by Tony Speciale, will feature Michael Stuhlbarg as Swann and Jason Butler Harner as Marcel.


  • March 30 will be Albertine Regained, by Pamela Hansford Johnson, directed by Michael Sexton, with Michael Stuhlbarg as Marcel.
  • April 6, Waste of Time, by Robert McDonald, will be directed by Brian Kulick.
  • April 13, a reprise of Swann In Love, directed by Brian Kulick will feature Michael Stuhlbarg as Swann. All readings will be followed by a post-performance symposium with a Proust scholar, and audiences "will be given a free Madeleine cookie to inspire their memory."

    Tickets are extremely limited. For tickets and more information, visit, call (866) 811-4111, or (212) 352-3101, or visit the CSC box office at 136 East 13th Street, Monday through Friday noon to 6 PM.


    Now in its 41st season, Classic Stage Company is the award-winning Off-Broadway theatre committed to re-imagining the classical repertory for a contemporary American audience. Led by artistic director Brian Kulick and executive director Jessica R. Jenen, the company recently concluded their critically acclaimed sold out run of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Denis O'Hare and Peter Sarsgaard, directed by Austin Pendleton, as well as recent productions of Chekhov's The Seagull, starring Dianne Wiest and Alan Cumming, the world premiere of David Ives' New Jerusalem, directed by Walter Bobbie, and The Tempest starring Mandy Patinkin.

    CSC "presents plays from the past that speak directly to the issues of today."

    For more information on Classic Stage Company, visit at

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