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How Franconian: James Franco to direct play while starring on Broadway
How Franconian: James Franco to direct play while starring on Broadway

James Franco is currently starring in the Broadway production of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" through late July, but the ubiquitous celebrity has already lined up his next theater project. And in typically Fraconian fashion, the new production will overlap with his acting duties on Broadway. Franco will direct an off-off-Broadway play with the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in New York that will begin performances next month, said a spokeswoman for the company. "The Long Shrift," by Robert Boswell, is scheduled to start its run July 7 and go through Aug. 23. The play, whose cast includes Ally Sheedy, is about an accused rapist who is released...

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