Happy to report that the reading of my play YOUTH IN ASIA at the National Theatre went beautifully.  The cast was brilliant, and as if by divine providence, when in the final moments of the play the sun is meant to appear and bathe the lead actor in glorious light, the gray that had permeated the actual day, along with its accompanying drizzle, was replaced with the most radiant blue sky and dazzling sunshine.  The Ashcroft room is a perfect space, with a view of the Thames that is awe inspiring.  It was a truly memorable experience.