Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Neil Simon will read from his forthcoming book of memoirs, Rewrites, Sept. 30 at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street YM-YWHA in New York City.
Simon won the Pulitzer for Lost in Yonkers. His other plays and musical include Biloxi Blues The Odd Couple, Barefoot in the Park, Promises, Promises, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Plaza Suite and many others.
Simon's reading will be the first in the 1996-97 "The Art of Drama" series that will feature live appearances by Beckett interpreter Billie Whitelaw and New York Times drama critic Mel Gussow (Oct. 14), playwright Harold Pinter (Oct. 21), playwrights David Hare and Wallace Shawn (Nov. 11) and multiple Pulitzer-winning dramatist August Wilson (March 17).
On a different series, though of equal interest to theatre fans, will be appearances by Tennessee Williams biographer Lyle Leverich Nov. 10, and by yet another Pulitzer-winning playwright, Sam Shepard, on Feb. 10.
Tickets cost $12 per event for non-members. Memberships, at $145 apiece, entitle holders to attend all 32 readings on the Poetry Center's series. For information: (212) 415-5760. -- By Robert Viagas