Melvin Bernhardt will direct a reading of Coward's dark comedy A Song at Twilight at the National Arts Club, featuring Broadway veterans Tony Roberts and Alma Cuervo. Set in a Switzerland hotel in the 1960's Song at Twilight concerns "a famous literary figure whose reputation is threatened by the exposure of his past." Lunch begins at 12:30 PM followed by the 1:30 PM reading. Tony Roberts received Tony Award nominations for his performances in Play It Again Sam and How Now, Dow Jones. His other theatrical credits include Victor/Victoria, Barefoot in the Park, Don't Drink the Water, Sugar, Absurd Person Singular, Arsenic and Old Lace, They're Playing Our Song, Jerome Robbins' Broadway and The Sisters Rosensweig. He won the London’s Critics Poll Award for his performance in the West End mounting of Promises, Promises, and his many screen credits include “Annie Hall,” “Play It Again, Sam” and “Serpico.”
Alma Cuervo, who is currently playing Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast, has been seen on Broadway in Titanic, The Heidi Chronicles, Ghetto, Quilters, Is There Life After High School?, Censored Scenes From King Kong, Bedroom Farce and Once in a Lifetime. Her other theatrical credits include the Off-Broadway production of Put Them All Together as well as tours of Cabaret, M. Butterfly and Dancing at Lughnasa. Cuervo is the recipient of a Phoebe, an Obie and a Barrymore Award.
Food for Thought Lunch Hour Theatre — run by artistic director Susan 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.