The evening, which begins with cocktails at 5:30 PM, will be held at the National Arts Club and will feature Hirsch in a reading of Herb Gardner's one-act play I'm With Ya Duke. The reading is scheduled to begin at 6:30 PM. "Food for Thought," the midday play reading series, is presented by artistic director Susan Charlotte and the National Arts Club. Upcoming readings include Tennessee Williams' The Strangest Kind of Romance (Dec. 6 with Tammy Grimes), Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde (Dec. 8 with Hayley Mills), Harold Pinter's The Room (Dec. 10 with Marian Seldes), Susan Charlotte's Present Perfect (Dec. 20 with Kathleen Chalfant) and Lynn Redgrave's Nightingale (Dec. 17 with Redgrave).
Judd Hirsch received Tony Awards for his performances in I'm Not Rappaport and Conversations with My Father. His other Broadway credits include Barefoot in the Park, Knock Knock, Chapter Two, Talley's Folley, A Thousand Clowns and Art. Hirsch received two Emmy Awards for his work in the TV series "Taxi," and he has also been seen on screen in "The Law," "Dear John," "George & Leo," "King of the Gypsies," "Without a Trace," "Teachers," "Running on Empty," "A Beautiful Mind" and "Ordinary People"; Hirsch received an Oscar nomination for his work in the latter.
The National Arts Club is located at 15 Gramercy Park South at 20th Street. Tickets, priced at $47, are available by calling (212) 362-2560. For the Nov. 19 and Dec. 17 events, the National Arts Club will enforce a dress code, states production notes: "Men should wear jacket and tie. Women should wear business attire. No jeans or sneakers."