Directed by Alfred Preisser, the 7 PM reading boasts actors from the Classical Theatre of Harlem, including Tamara Tunie as Jocasta, Carmen De Lavallade as Grey Veiled Woman, Duane Allen as Oedipus, Juanita Howard as Ida and Zainab Jah as The Sphinx. The 90-minute reading will be followed by a discussion with the playwright, director and actors.
The play, according to press notes, is an "imaginative interpretation of the Oedipus legend, focusing on Queen Jocasta."
The Paley Center for Media is located at 25 West 52nd Street in Manhattan. There is a $10 cover charge; call (212) 621-6600 for reservations or visit www.paleycenter.org.