Continuing this summer's three-week-long Century Center Summer Festival will be a June 26 reading of Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan. Starring as the title in the one-night-only event is Tony nominee Enid Graham (Look Back in Anger, Second Stage's recent Crimes of the Heart). Also in the cast are Tatyana Yassukovich, Mark Vietor, Ron Cohen, Michael Bakkensen, Lynn Cohen, playwright Eduardo Machado and, as Mrs. Erlynne, TV siren Tina Louise ("Gilligan's Island"). Alex Lippard directs.
Penned in 1892, Windermere was Wilde's first major success, to be followed by The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband.
Century Center's Summer Festival began June 5 with a one-night-only reading of G.B. Shaw's Heartbreak House. Keir Dullea and Mia Dillon — in real life, husband and wife — played married couple Hector and Hesione Hushabye.
The festival, in its entirety, is titled "Oh Shaw, Don't Be a Coward, Go Wilde! Ibsen's Watching." And if you can't figure out which authors will be read, go back and read that title again. Nine plays in all will receive readings.
Events take place at 8 PM at the Century Center for the Performing Arts, 111 East 15th St. (near Union Square) in NYC. Admission is $7. For information, call (212) 982-6782. —By David Lefkowitz
and Robert Simonson