Local playwright Mary Jane Schaefer will return to the Darien Arts Center Stage to present a one-night staged reading of her work, “Shakespeare and the Heart’s Desire” at 8 p.m. Feb. 27.

The play is the third installment of Schafer’s trilogy of plays based on the life of Shakespeare. The play focuses on the political life of Shakespeare, and on his involvement to overthrow the monarchy of England in 1605.

The DAC production boasts a veteran cast of actors that includes Larry Reina, John O’Hern, Damian Langan, Tom Zingarelli, Allan Zeller, Joe Maker, Richard Weidlich, Scott Bruno, Betty Jinnette, Emilie Roberts and Marca Leigh. Reservations are not required for the performance, which has a suggested donation of $10.

The DAC is at 2 Renshaw Road, behind Darien Town Hall. For more information, visit darienarts.org or call 203-655-8683.