The Lark Theatre, who last hosted their annual Playwrights Week back in June, takes a look at a country bordering those lately in the news in Indian Plays in the Diaspora, a series of readings performing Nov. 6 11 at the Lark Studio Theatre. Aasif Mandvi, Obie winner for Sakina's Restaurant, is among the featured playwrights.
"Tandoori Blue Eyes,"Mandvi's screenplay co-scripted with Jonathan Bines, will be read first Nov. 6. Siraj Jhaveri directs.
Also represented are Sujata G. Bhatt with Queen of Remote Control, David Freeman (Jesse and the Bandit Queen, "The Last Days of Alfred Hitchcock") and his A First Class Man and songwriter Shishir Kurup (Ghurba, Sid Arthur, An Antigone Story) with Merchant of Venice. Madhur Jaffrey directs Remote Control, reading Nov. 9 and 10. First Class Man, directed by Vernice Miller, will be read Nov. 9 and 11 and Merchant on Venice, directed by Kiran Merchant, Nov. 10 and 11.
There is a $15 suggested donation at each reading. The Lark Studio is located at 939 Eighth Avenue between 55th and 56th Streets. For reservations, call (212) 246-2676.
— By Christine Ehren