Keir Dullea, forever known as Commander Bowman in Stanley Kubrick's seminal science fiction epic 2001: A Space Odyssey, will participate in a staged reading of William Werner's new play Shards of the Alien, to take place at Collaborative Arts Project 21 (18 W. 18Th Street, 6th floor, New York City) on April 27 at 7 PM. In the drama, Dullea plays a man compelled to piece together the puzzle of the past and present secrets of his life. Dullea will play opposite Margaret Reed, best known for her many years as Shannon O'Hara on TV's "As the World Turns." Rand Mitchell will direct.
The reading is co-sponsored by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation and CAP 21. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Information: (212) 302-5359.
-- By Robert Simonson