name is Woodson Bull III, but you can call him "Third." And Professor
Laurie Jameson is disinclined to like his jockish, jingoistic attitude.
He is, as she puts it, "a walking red state." Believing that Third's
sophisticated essay on King Lear could not possibly have been
written by such a specimen, Professor Jameson reports his plagiarism to
the college's Committee of Academic Standards. But is Jameson's
accusation justified? Or is she casting Third as the villain in her own
struggle with her relationships, her age and the increasingly polarized
the certainty of uncertainty in life that makes THIRD so
affecting…THIRD exhales a gentle breath of autumn, a rueful awareness of
death and of seasons past, that makes it impossible to dismiss it…A
gracious air of both apology and forgiveness pervades its attitude to
its characters." —NY Times.
"[Wasserstein] is in a reflective mood here.
Funny and occasionally biting, the playwright poignantly marks the
passage of time, not only for her conflicted heroine but for several of
the other lovingly drawn characters on stage…There are no outright
villains in THIRD…But there certainly are shades of gray, some darker
than others." —Associated Press.
Prosser Public Library continues with its series of dramatic play readings by the Reader’s Theater, founded by Myron Gubitz. Featuring area actors, this series is directed by Anne Cassady and Richard Kamins. The
group has performed dramatic play readings at Prosser since 2008,
bringing exciting, dramatic, touching and humorous live theater to our
audiences. Registration is appreciated.
Event Type(s): Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
(860) 243-9721 ext. 3558