AJ Shively will take part in Project Shaw's May installement.
A.J. Shively will take part in Project Shaw's May installment.
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Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw well present a double bill of two one-act comedies, Press Cuttings and Dark Lady of the Sonnets, on Monday, May 22, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre.

Directed by David Staller, Press Cuttings features Paxton Whitehead (General Mitchener of the Army Council), Tim Jerome (Prime Minister Blasquith), Christine Pedi (Mrs. Farrell), A.J. Shively (An Orderly), Andréa Burns (Mrs. Banger), Cady Huffman (Lady Cynthia Fanshaw). Mirirai Sithole is Narrator.

Dark Lady of the Sonnets features Tim Jerome (The Warder), A.J. Shively (William Shakespeare), Andréa Burns (Queen Elizabeth), Mirirai Sithole (Mary Fitton), and Cady Huffman (Narrator).

In Press Cuttings, it's 1909 and the men in charge of England are having a wild time trying to adjust to the Women's Rights movement. In Shaw's 1910 comedy, Dark Lady of the Sonnets, Shakespeare (Shively) has a secret rendezvous with Queen Elizabeth (Burns), who may or may not be one of his inspirations for some of his most treasured sonnets.

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