TODAY HE IS A FOUNTAIN PEN: The prolific Israel Horovitz has been keeping a low profile of late, but that comes to a crashing halt Oct. 10 when four of his plays have their New York premieres at two different venues, one midtown and one downtown.
The Kraine Theater (85 E. 4th) is presenting, Thursday through Sundays at 8, from Oct. 10 to 27, Israel Horovitz Times Three (i.e., three short plays: The Former One-on-One Basketball Champion, Hopscotch and Free Gift.
The trio will be directed by Michael Beekett, Anthony Weintraub and Linda Mannix respectively and will be performed by Rocco Turso, Bunky Hubbard, Chalon Cuddy, Robert Alexander, Mary Bernard and Ellen Bethea.
At the West Bank Cafe in midtown (407 W. 42nd), My Old Lady will be staged for four performances only, Thursday through Saturday at 8, Sunday at 3.
Paul O'Brien, Lisa Richards and Miriam Varon will perform the piece, under the direction of David Wheeler. It concerns a dissolute American who goes to Paris to liquidate an apartment he has inherited--only to discover that the apartment's 94-year-old female occupant refuses to vacate the premises.Like Lebensraum, which was presented last week at the West Bank, My Old Lady comes direct from its world-premiere run at Gloucester Stage Company.
Horovitz is author of The Indian Wants the Bronx, Today I Am a Fountain Pen, The Widow's Blind Date, Park Your Car in Harvard Yard, Line, and many more.
-- By Harry Haun