David Strathairn Stars in Wesley Reading in NYC, March 26

News   David Strathairn Stars in Wesley Reading in NYC, March 26 The March 26 edition of the ongoing "Food for Thought" play reading series in Manhattan will feature David Strathairn in Boundary County Idaho, by Tom Topor. The bill also includes Gettin It Together, by Richard Wesley, with actors to be announced. The event, held at the National Arts Club off Gramercy Park in Manhattan at 1 PM, is part of a lunchtime series which began last fall with the new Tony Kushner play, East Coast Ode to Howard Jarvis.

The March 26 edition of the ongoing "Food for Thought" play reading series in Manhattan will feature David Strathairn in Boundary County Idaho, by Tom Topor. The bill also includes Gettin It Together, by Richard Wesley, with actors to be announced. The event, held at the National Arts Club off Gramercy Park in Manhattan at 1 PM, is part of a lunchtime series which began last fall with the new Tony Kushner play, East Coast Ode to Howard Jarvis.

Marisa Tomei and Donna Murphy will be featured in future readings drawn from the work of short story writer Grace Paley, and Richard Wesley.

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.

Announced readings are as follows:

• Monday, March 26: Gettin It Together, by Richard Wesley, actors tba, and Boundary County Idaho, by Tom Topor, starring David Strathairn
• Tuesday, March 27, An Interest in Life, by Grace Paley, starring Donna Murphy, and The Use of Force, by William Carlos Williams, starring Shawn Elliott
• Wednesday, March 29: Day for Surprises and The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year, by John Guare, starring Marisa Tomei Tickets for "Food For Thought: Lunch Hour Theatre" are available by calling (212) 362-2560 or consult www.showbusinessweekly.com/foodforthought/.

—By Robert Simonson