Rubin-Vega, Champlin, Grisetti and Slezak Set for Project Shaw's Calais and Simpleton | Playbill

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News Rubin-Vega, Champlin, Grisetti and Slezak Set for Project Shaw's Calais and Simpleton The Project Shaw series will continue June 15 with readings of two George Bernard Shaw one-act comedies: The Six of Calais: A Medieval War Story and The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles: A Play in a Prologue and Two Acts (A Vision of Judgment).
Daphne Rubin-Vega
Daphne Rubin-Vega

The reading at the Players Club will boast the talents of Daphne Rubin-Vega, Donna Lynne Champlin, Josh Grisetti and Victor Slezak. Show time is 7 PM. The Six of Calais is described as "the legendary story of how an extremely pregnant queen helped save the town of Calais from utter devastation." The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles is "Shaw's inventive experiment in living: commune life between three couples and the world-wide uproar it inspires."

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 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 June 1 by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information visit

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