Polly Draper and Paul Giamatti will get goofy with the works of Woody Allen, Mark Twain and Max Beerbohm April 1 on Manhattan Theatre Club's Stage I as a part of the Writers in Performance readings series. The evening, entitled This Side of Parodies, also features filmdom's Tony Goldwyn.
Although best known for her role on "thirtysomething," Draper is a theatre vet, acting in MTC's Blur and Four Dogs and a Bone, as well as Broadway's Closer. Giamatti has theatre credits, including a Drama Desk-nominated turn in The Iceman Cometh, but is most reconizable for his comic work in films, including "Private Parts," "Planet of the Apes" and "Big Fat Liar." An MTC veteran (Digby), Goldwyn appeared in "Ghost," "The Pelican Brief," "Nixon" and with Disney's "Tarzan," in which he voiced the title character.
Tickets are $15. Manhattan Theatre Club is located at 131 West 55th Street in City Center. For reservations, call (212) 399-3030.
Upcoming Writers in Performance are: April 29: "All I Can See From Where I Stood": Edna St. Vincent Millay with Andrew McCarthy and Campbell Scott
May 6: William Kennedy: "Roscoe"
May 20: Jonathan Franzen: " The Corrections"
— By Christine Ehren
and Robert Simonson