Issam Mahfouz

Arabic play readings set at CUNY

The Martin Segal Graduate Center at CUNY will host a day of free readings of Arabic plays on April 19. The Wednesday lineup at the Segal Theatre (365 Fifth Ave. at 34th Street) starts with The Adventure of the Head of Mamlouk Jabir (1971) by Sa’dallah Wannous of Syria, followed at 2 p.m. by The Dictator (1969) by Issam Mahfouz of Lebanon. The third reading, at 6:30 p.m., will be The Flipflaps (1964) by Yusuf Idris of Egypt, and it will be followed by a panel discussion. The events are on a first come, first served basis.

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