South African playwright Athol Fugard (Valley Song) will appear on Nov. 23 at Manhattan's 92nd Street Y as part of the Unterberg Poetry Center's series of November readings. Fugard's most recent work, The Captain's Tiger, is slated for Manhattan Theatre Club's current season.
Fugard created quite a furor earlier this year when he withdrew Tiger from MTC's line-up in protest of the theatre's retreat from Terrence McNally's controversial new play Corpus Christi. Fugard later reinstated his play when MTC reversed its decision. Corpus Christi opens Oct. 13.
Fugard will read, though it is not known from which work. The evening begins at 8 PM. For tickets ($12), call (212) 996-1100.
Also on the Y's roster, playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America) will moderate a discussion between translator Joel Agee and illustrator Maurice Sendak concerning their new illustrated edition of Heinrich von Kliest's classic German verse drama Penthesilea. The talk will take place on Nov. 9 at 6 PM, and will be followed by a reading of the translation by Christopher Walken and Kathryn Walker. Tickets for the discussion are $12; for the reading, $15.
The 92nd Street Y is located at 1395 Lexington Ave., at 92nd Street. --By Robert Simonson