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'Caesar and Cleopatra' to be Performed at The Players September 22

'Caesar and Cleopatra' by George Bernard Shaw will be performed Monday, September 22 at 7pm at The Players, located at 16 Gramercy Park South (20th St. east of Park Avenue).  The show features Brian Murray as Caesar, Madeleine Martin as Cleopatra, and starring Daphne Rubin-Vega as Ftatateeta, Simon Jones as Pothinus, Daniel Reichard as Apollodorus, Todd Gearhart as Rufio, Jack Koenig as Britannus, Seth Rudetsky as Theodotus, Daniel Marconi as Ptoletmy, Anthony Holds as Lucius, Tim Artz as Achillas, and Jon Levenson as The Sentinel.  'Caesar and Cleopatra' is narrated by Darrie Lawrence, hosted By Mark Blankenship, and produced and directed by David Staller

'Caesar and Cleopatra' is a sweeping story of power and intrigue. The teenage Cleopatra encounters Julius Caesar one moonlit night on the Sphinx. He has come to conquer Egypt and finds himself teaching the girl to rule as a queen. What really happened? Shaw gives us an idea in this crackling comedy of politics, life and death.

'Caesar and Cleopatra' will be performed Mondays at 7 pm.  These performances are open to the public. Tickets are now on sale for $20; call 212.352.3101 or visit Projectshaw.com.   

George Bernard Shaw (July 26, 1856 - November 2, 1950) was born in Dublin. His first success was as a music and literary critic, but he was drawn to drama. He decided to write plays. He was fiercely proud of being a free-thinking humanist, dedicated to presenting the cause of human rights for all. He and Al Gore are the only people to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize and an Oscar: (Nobel in 1925 for his contribution to literature, an Oscar in 1938 for his 'Pygmalion' screenplay). His dedication to the battle for Human Rights and to encouraging all people to forge an individual path in life while taking responsibility for these life choices has been our inspiration. Now in its third of four years, Project Shaw is dedicated to presenting every play ever written by Shaw.

Project Shaw performs at New York's most legendary private club, The Players. Located at 16 Gramercy Park South, (which is the equivilent of 20th Street east of Park Avenue). In 1888, Edwin Booth, America's pre-eminent Shakespearean actor, and 15 other incorporators, including Mark Twain and General William Tecumseh Sherman, founded The Players. Modeled after London's famed theatrical club, The Garrick, The Players was the first American "gentleman's club" of its kind. To become a member or for more information about the club call 212-475-6116.

Coming up at The Players are 'The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet (October 20), 'Jitta's Atonement' (November 17), and 'Saint Joan' (December 22).



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