Arnold Wesker Reads 'Shylock/Mostel' at NYC's MTC May 24

News   Arnold Wesker Reads 'Shylock/Mostel' at NYC's MTC May 24
 
British playwright Arnold Wesker will read selections from his new book, "The Birth of Shylock and the Death of Zero Mostel," May 24, at 7:30 PM, at Manhattan Theatre Club (131 W. 55th Street).

British playwright Arnold Wesker will read selections from his new book, "The Birth of Shylock and the Death of Zero Mostel," May 24, at 7:30 PM, at Manhattan Theatre Club (131 W. 55th Street). Wesker is the author of such plays as Chips with Everything, The Kitchen and I'm Talking About Jerusalem. "Shylock/Mostel" chronicles his attempts, in 1973, to pen a response to Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice starring Zero Mostel and directed by John Dexter.

The reading is part of MTC's "Writers in Performance" series. Tickets are $12. Call (212) 399-3030 for information.

-- By Robert Simonson

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