Jekyll & Hyde's Robert Cuccioli will read the part of Stanley Kowalski, and "Mystic River" co-star John Doman will be Mitch in the reading, which will be directed by Melvin Bernhardt. The series continues Feb. 23 with a one-act version of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge. That reading will feature Robert LuPone as Mr. Alfieri; LuPone played the same role in the recent Broadway revival. The new season will also include works by Athol Fugard, Eudora Welty, Noël Coward, Steve Martin and Food for Thought artistic director Susan Charlotte. Tony Award winner Elaine Stritch will is also set for a future reading; the veteran actress will read Dorothy Parker's Just a Little One on March 10.
Food for Thought Lunch Hour Theatre — run by 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.