Rae, Fuller, Etc. Star in Project Shaw's Getting Married

The latest play of the Project Shaw series will be studded with a starry cast. The 1908 comedy Getting Married, starring Daniel Reichard, Charlotte Rae, Penny Fuller, Alison Fraser, and series regulars George S. Irving and Paxton Whitehead, among others, will be presented on June 19th at 7 PM at the Players Club.

In addition to Reichard (Jersey Boys), Rae ("The Facts of Life," Threepenny Opera), Fraser (Falsettos, Romance/Romance), Fuller (Applause, The Dinner Party), Irving (Me and My Girl, Irene), Whitehead (Absurd Person Singular, My Fair Lady), it will feature
Paul Hecht (The Invention of Love, Noises Off), Simon Jones (Waiting in the Wings, 1991 Getting Married revival), Peter Yonka, Liz Morton, Laura Odeh (The Rivals), and New York Daily News theatre critic Howard Kissel, with The New York Post's Michael Riedel serving as host.

"This extraordinary comedy challenges all notions of legal and religious unions between people of all inclinations. It is suggested, during the course of the play, that two people who wish to live together, might be offered to opportunity to create a union suitable to their own individual needs, without being judged for it," state press notes.

Project Shaw--which aims to encompass all plays (long and short) by the legendary Irish playwright--is captained by David Staller (Mrs. Warren's Profession at the Irish Rep), who will also produce and direct the following currently-scheduled plays: John Bull's Other Island on July 17th, The Apple Cart on September 18th, Misalliance on October 23rd, Captain Brassbound's Conversion on November 20th and The Philanderer on December 18th (with more to be announced).  So far, all previous four productions have been standing room only.

"The Irish born Shaw, who died at age 94 in 1950, is one of the most prolific writers of plays, books and treatises in the English language. His unyielding stand for human rights, particularly for women's rights, has become legendary. He encouraged general political awareness and the need for people to take responsibility for their own lives," according to press notes.

The reading is free, but reservations are required; call The Players Club at 212-475-6116. For more information, visit www.theshawproject.com.

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