Actress Betty Buckley will be featured in a March 8 reading of Arthur Miller's seldom-seen work, I Can't Remember Anything. The event, held at the National Arts Club off Gramercy Park in Manhattan at 1 PM, is part of "Food for Thought," the lunchtime play reading series which began last fall with the new Tony Kushner play, East Coast Ode to Howard Jarvis.
This winter's line-up spotlights little heard works by Richard Wesley and John Guare; monologues drawn from the work of short story writer Grace Paley and poet Williams Carlos Williams; and new works by Tom Topor, Cliff Robertson and Susan Charlotte.
All the readings will take place at 1 PM through March 29, at the National Arts Club. The events include a discussion with the playwright and actors, as well as a gourmet box lunch. The cost is $27. Susan Charlotte, Harold Thau, Barry Minsky and Kenneth Martin in association with the National Arts Club produce.
The plays are read by an acting company featuring Light, Carious, Mary Alice, Blair Brown, Kate Burton, Barbara Feldon, Helen Gallagher, Marcia Gay Harden, Jared Harris, Earle Hyman, Judith Ivey, Robert LuPone, Daniel McDonald, Rita Moreno, Donna Murphy, Cliff Robertson, John Shea and Maria Tucci.
Other plays to be read include Paley's An Interest in Life; Susan Charlotte's Come On!; Williams' The Use of Force; Guare's The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year; Wesley's Gettin' It Together; and Topor's Boundary County, Idaho. Different actors read the plays on different dates. Call for an exact schedule and casting. Tickets for "Food For Thought: Lunch Hour Theatre" are available by calling (212) 362-2560 or consult www.showbusinessweekly.com/foodforthought/.
—By Robert Simonson