The 7:30 PM chat will feature author Durang and director Emily Mann and will be moderated by New York Times culture writer Anita Gates. The new play will be presented at Playwrights Horizons beginning Nov. 11 with an official opening Nov. 29. Witherspoon recently completed a run at New Jersey's McCarter Theatre. Miss Witherspoon, according to press notes, concerns Veronica, who "turned her back on religion — so why is she spending eternity with a Hindu spirit guide who calls her Miss Witherspoon?"
Christopher Durang's plays at Playwrights Horizons include Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, The Actor's Nightmare, Baby with the Bathwater, Laughing Wild and Betty's Summer Vacation . His other plays on and Off-Broadway include A History of the American Film (Tony nomination), Beyond Therapy, Baby with the Bathwater, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Durang/Durang and Sex and Longing.
Makor is located at 35 West 67th Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Tickets, priced at $20, are available by calling (212) 601 1000. For more information visit www.makor.org.