The Literary Supplement

For our next installment of The Literary Supplement, we will continue our exploration of this season’s theme by presenting a staged reading of The Self-Tormentor by the Roman playwright Publius Terentius Afer (c.190-159 BCE), known as Terence. He was a North African slave taught to read and write by his “owner,” a Roman senator, and subsequently freed because of his exceptional talent for writing. Terence’s work displays a fascination with moral and psychological problems that lends his comedies an unusual depth, as in this story of two neighbors of opposite temperaments and their contrasting troubles with their sons.

Directed by Associate Artistic Director Arin Arbus, the reading will take place on March 10 at 7:30pm, at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. For reservations and more information please call 212-229-2819 x10.