Leslie Stark is a busy man this weekend. At the helm directing a group of short plays by David Ives on Sunday, he is also the man at the wheel on Saturday, Nov. 12, for reading Arnold Rabin’s new play, Quartet for a Queen. The reading takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Howes House in West Tisbury.

Mr. Rabin has a long and distinguished career. First up in his long line of credits is The Sexual Guide to Written Intercourse, Fulfilling Grammar, and Seductive Usage, a book on the creative process. The man knows how to grab attention. He began his career as a television network producer and served as administrator of special projects for PBS. Nine of his television productions have been acquired by the Paley Center for Media (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio). He has also published numerous short stories and a novel, The Rat and the Rose, which received a Small Press finalist award.

His newest work tells the story of Mary Tudor, the first queen of England, in particular her marriage to Philip I, and what may have occurred during the religiously devout woman’s wedding night.

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