Williamstown Announces "Fridays @ 3" Play Reading Titles

News   Williamstown Announces "Fridays @ 3" Play Reading Titles Tracey Scott Wilson's The Good Negro – a recent presentation of the Public LAB – will make its Williamstown debut this summer as part of the "Fridays @ 3" readings series.

The readings, running July 4-Aug. 8, will feature five new plays (one yet to be announced) and one screenplay at the Paresky Center on the Williams College campus.

The "Fridays @ 3" line-up follows:

  • July 4: The Science of Hitting (Film)
    Screenplay by Charles Evered
    Directed by Steve Lawson
    "When Red Sox fan Danny O'Reilly treks cross-country on an unusual mission involving the contents of a cake box, will his hero's advice on hitting baseballs help him think – well – outside the box?"
  • July 11: Claire Silva
    By John Shea
    Directed by Justin Waldman
    "The Monaghan family is in turmoil as old wounds are opened anew. A convicted child molester is about to be released and the neighborhood is fractured. As the media descends, the quest for closure may finally illuminate the truth buried in the shadows of a dark past."

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  • July 18: War Story
    By Beau Willimon
    Directed by Amanda Charlton
    "A friendship forged over a blackjack table has surprising ramifications for Shaun, an army truck driver serving his tour of duty in Iraq. Worlds away from Shaun's battle zone, the enterprising young Jeff is blazing a trail through the business world."
  • July 25: What is the Cause of Thunder?
    By Noah Haidle
    Directed by Justin Waldman
    "After 27 years on the same Soap Opera, Ada is starting to confuse her art and her life. But after so many years of acting, her art is her life."
  • August 1: To be announced.
  • August 8: The Good Negro
    By Tracey Scott Wilson
    Directed by Liesl Tommy
    "Tracey Scott Wilson takes us into the heart of the 1960's Civil Rights Movement in Alabama. Against a constantly shifting landscape and under the ever-watchful eye of the FBI, a trio of emerging Black leaders must conquer their individual demons, everyday Black men and women must overcome their fears, and the local Ku Klux Klan fights for its old way of life." A suggested donation of $5 is requested at the door of the "Fridays @ 3" readings. Seating is limited and reservations can be made by phoning (413) 597-3400.

    For more information visit wtfestival.org.

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