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Project Shaw Presents Three Of Shaws One Act Plays 4/20

PROJECT SHAW, now in its third of its four year series, continues tackling every play George Bernard Shaw ever wrote. This will be its 37th presentation.

These rarely performed comedies by George Bernard Shaw will be performed on Monday, APRIL 20th at 7pm at the Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South. David Staller is producer and director.

Join us for THREE of Shaw's wittiest and least known ONE-ACT plays.
INCA OF PERUSALEM: A spoiled, wealthy heiress (Marla Schaffel) first dupes a princess (Amanda Green) and then the infamous Inca of Perusalem (Marc Kudisch).
ARTHUR AND THE ACETONE: Shaw takes on a particularly British sort of anti-Semitism with hilarious results.
INTERLUDE AT THE PLAYHOUSE: A theatre manager (Gary Beach) is trying to get his new theatre opened but it's his wife (Amanda Green) who saves the day.

The cast for these readings will include Gary Beach, Amanda Green, Marc Kudisch, Jay Rogers, Marla Schaffel, & Mark Waldrop.

The host for the evening will be theatrical critic, Mark Blankenship.

Tickets are only $20 and are available after the first of the month. Call TheaterMania at 212-352-3101 or log onto www.PROJECTSHAW.com

THESE PERFORMANCES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The Players is New York's most legendary private club. The former residence of Edwin Booth, it became a club for those interested in the arts in 1888.

Among those actors who have previously appeared are Michael Cerveris, Megan Mullally, Karen Ziemba, Jayne Houdyshell, Blair Brown, John Cullum, Veanne Cox, Marc Kudisch, Brian Murray, Rebecca Luker, Cheyenne Jackson, Charlotte Rae, Fritz Weaver, Kate Mulgrew, Charles Busch and Kathleen Widdoes.

As Shaw began his theatrical life as a critic, (and since we don't invite reviews), members of the press have also been involved in each reading. Those who have introduced or acted include Jeremy McCarter, Howard Kissel, Charles Isherwood, Michael Riedel, John Simon, Frank Scheck, David Cote, Adam Feldman, Rex Reed, Roma Torre, David Finkle, Eric Grode, and Robert Simonson.

In addition to PROJECT SHAW, GTG is also producing a successful new play development program. Named for one of Shaw' inflammatory one-acts, PRESS CUTTINGS: the new plays. As Shaw was a theater critic before becoming a playwright, all writers are currently on-staff critics or journalists devoted to covering the theater scene. The three writers chosen for the first year's cycle will be David Cote, Jeremy McCarter and Robert Simonson. These plays will be developed in a year-long workshop process. Once their own theatre space is secured, GTG will be presenting a full season including two fully mounted Shaw plays and at least one new play. These plays are to focus on the Shavian precepts involving individual human rights, political and social responsibility and the comic absurdity of daily life.

GTG has announced the plays for 2009.
PROJECT SHAW 2009
All Mondays at 7.
April 20: Inca of Perusalem
May 18: Glimpse of Reality & Man of Destiny
June 15: Six of Calais / Simpleton of the Unexpected
July 20: Mrs. Warren's Profession
September 21: Back to Methuselah PART ONE
October 19: Back to Methuselah PART TWO
November 16: On The Rocks
December 14: Why She Would Not (Shaw's unfinished final play)

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