On Friday, March 19 Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon will read Shaw's Village Wooing. The 1:30 PM reading at the National Arts Club will be directed by Melvin Bernhardt. On Wednesday, March 31 Jekyll & Hyde's Robert Cuccioli will join stage and screen star Kathleen Turner for a reading of "six newly discovered scenes — unpublished, unproduced and unknown" from Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. Cuccioli will play Stanley opposite Turner's Blanche. John Doman — of HBO's "The Wire" — will read the role of Mitch. Austin Pendleton will direct the Tennessee Williams afternoon.
Food for Thought Lunch Hour Theatre — run by artistic director Susan Charlotte — plays the National Arts Club, located in Manhattan at 15 Gramercy Park South. Tickets, priced at $45, include the one-act play reading, a question-and-answer session and a light sandwich lunch. Call (212) 362-2560 for reservations; for more information, visit www.foodforthoughtproductions.com.