Fridays@3

July 6 - August 17 | The Clark Auditorium (225 South St)
2018 Season

WTF’s Fridays@3 reading series is a renowned program for the development and discovery of new work!  Many Festival productions started as Fridays@3 readings, including this season’s Lempicka and Seared.  Spend the afternoon up close and personal with a play in development, read by brilliant actors! All Fridays@3 readings take place at The Clark Auditorium (225 South St), except for the July 27 reading of Secret Soldiers, which will take place on the Main Stage in the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance.

JULY 6
Tell Me I’m Not Crazy

A WTF COMMISSION
by Sharyn Rothstein
featuring Mark Blum and Jane Kaczmarek

In this timely new comedy, a young couple struggles with how best to raise their children in a moment of personal and political upheaval.

JULY 13
Saying Goodbye to the People I Love From My Bathtub

by Halley Feiffer
directed by Trip Cullman
featuring Halley Feiffer, Paola Lázaro, Deborah Rush and Ryan Spahn

Desperate to make peace, Clara summons the people she loves and loathes as she contemplates the life, or death, she faces ahead.

JULY 20
Long Lost

by Donald Margulies
directed Daniel Sullivan
featuring Kelly AuCoin

An unexpected reunion of estranged middle-aged brothers tests the limits of compassion and filial obligation.

JULY 27
Secret Soldiers

A WTF COMMISSION
book by Marsha Norman
music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak
directed by Leigh Silverman
featuring Jamar Williams

This bold original rock musical follows two heroic women who dressed as men and fought for the North in the Civil War.

Please note: This reading will take place on the Main Stage at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance (not the Clark Auditorium as previously announced).

AUGUST 3
Buffalo Bill

A WTF COMMISSION
by Meghan Kennedy

What happens when you fall in love with two people and they happen to be father and son?  This provocative coming of age story takes a fresh look at boundaries and culpability when an unorthodox love triangle goes beyond abuse of power and into something entirely in its own category.

AUG 10
Selling Kabul

WTF’s 2018 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award Winner
by Sylvia Khoury (WTF’s 2018 Jay Harris Commission recipient)
featuring Omar Metwally and Marjan Neshat

An Afghan interpreter who worked for the American army hides in his sister’s home on the eve of the birth of his first child.

AUGUST 17
In 1987, We Were Kids

by Basil Kreimendahl
directed by Thomas Sadoski

Robert rescues a baby from a well; Budd faces a political scandal.  Both must grapple with what it means to be a man in America.

FREE ($5 DONATION ENCOURAGED); RESERVATIONS REQUIRED; LIMITED AVAILABILITY

 

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