The reading at the Players Club will boast the talents of Kate Baldwin, Michael Cerveris, David Margulies and Graham Rowat. David Rooney will host the 7 PM event. The Man of Destiny, according to press notes, is "Shaw's inflammatory play about none other than the young Napoleon (Michael Cerveris), who has just begun his infamous Italian Campaigne when a mysterious woman spy appears who may prove to be his downfall!"
In The Glimpse of Reality, "bold and dashing Count is on the run in the Italian countryside disguised as an old Friar. He has to try to save his life using only one weapon: his wit."
The Project Shaw series is produced and directed by David Staller, who acted with Dana Ivey in Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession at the Irish Repertory Theatre. The series intends to offer every sketch, full-length and one-act play by the late playwright.
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.
Project Shaw will continue with Six of Calais/Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles (June 15), Mrs. Warren's Profession (July 20), Back to Methuselah (Part One) (Sept. 21), Back to Methuselah (Part Two) (Oct. 19), On the Rocks (Nov. 16) and Why She Would Not (Dec. 14).
The Players Club is located in Manhattan at 16 Gramercy Park South. Tickets, priced $20, will be available beginning May 1 by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information visit www.projectshaw.com.