Theatre veterans Kathleen Turner and Lynn Redgrave will offer a reading of Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana at The National Arts Club Sept. 15. Directed by Frank Corsaro, the reading will begin at 1:30 PM (lunch is served at 1 PM). On Wednesday, Sept. 17, the Williams week continues with a one-act version of the playwright's The Rose Tattoo. Eric Stoltz will star in that reading under the direction of Austin Pendleton. The new season at Food for Thought — run by artistic director Susan Charlotte and Barry Minsky — will boast a slew of rarely produced one-act plays by Arthur Miller, D.H. Lawrence, August Wilson, Noel Coward, G.B. Shaw, and Steve Martin, as well as Charlotte herself, whose plays are usually included among those of her better-known collegues. Among the celebrities lined up to take part in the readings are Patricia Neal, Campbell Scott, Rosie Perez, Marcia Gay Harden and Swoosie Kurtz.
Food for Thought Lunch Hour Theatre will play Sept. 15-Dec. 19 at the National Arts Club, located in Manhattan at 15 Gramercy Park South. Tickets are $42 for regular shows, and the charge includes lunch. Call (212) 362-2560 for reservations; for more information, visit www.foodforthoughtproductions.com.