Reader’s Theater, Oct. 18th, 6:30 pm

A dramatic reading of the play:

Third by Wendy Wasserstein

Third is the last play written by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, which premiered Off-Broadway in 2005. The play involves a female professor and her interactions with a student.

The play takes place at a small New England college during one academic year. It focuses on the life of a female college professor at a prestigious liberal arts college, Laurie Jameson, and how her life and fundamental assumptions are challenged by an encounter with a student, Woodson Bull, III. The professor and student have strongly divergent personal and political characteristics. Because of these differences, the professor accuses the student of plagiarism when he turns in an assignment that seems, to her, to be beyond his ability to produce. The play grapples with the issues of stereotyping and identity politics, as well as generational and family issues.

Reader’s Theater has performed dramatic play readings at Prosser Library since 2008, bringing exciting, dramatic, touching and humorous live theater to our audiences.

Registration is appreciated