Lasser and Converse to Star in Food for Thought Reading of Miller Play

News   Lasser and Converse to Star in Food for Thought Reading of Miller Play The acclaimed Food for Thought reading series will kick off its new season Sept. 20 with a reading of Arthur Miller's A Memory of Two Mondays.

Louise Lasser and Frank Converse will head a cast of 12 — which also includes Avenue Q's Barrett Foa — for the Miller reading. The day begins with a light lunch at The National Arts Club at 12:30 PM, followed by the reading of the Miller play at 1:30 PM. A question-and-answer session with the playwright, the actors and the director will follow the reading. The upcoming season will also boast the premiere of a new one-woman play by Lynn Redgrave. Entitled Nightingale, the work is based on the life of Redgrave's maternal grandmother and will be presented Oct. 7. That afternoon will also feature a reunion of the stars of the Off-Broadway play Talking Heads: Redgrave, Kathleen Chalfant, Christine Ebersole and Frances Sternhagen will all be on hand to offer excerpts from their respective monologues.

The new Food for Thought season runs Sept. 20-Dec. 20. The company's roster of actors includes Marcia Gay Harden, Treat Williams, Rosie Perez, Campbell Scott, Danny Aiello and Kathleen Turner.

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 $47-50, 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.

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