Join Us for Our Next Reading August 24th!
JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT STAGED READING!
Written by Richard Dresser
Directed by Joe Cacaci
“The absolute latest from Richard Dresser (2014’s 100 Years and the 2016 Gala), War Stories was inspired by Major David Tucker II, a 22-year veteran of the US Army and Special Operations community.”
Master Sergeant Boyd Cassidy, a Vietnam vet, is put up in a five-star Phoenix hotel to receive long-awaited recognition. His construction company is thriving, his son wins the Ohio state basketball championship, he loves his wife, and a dazzling political career beckons. Life is starting to make sense after years of turmoil. Until a knock at the door sends him into a horror more profound than anything he faced on the battlefield.
About the Playwright:
Richard Dresser’s plays have been produced in New York, regional theater and throughout Europe. They include: Rounding Third, Below the Belt, Gun-Shy, The Pursuit of Happiness and many others. At BPL he developed Closure which ran at NJ Rep last summer and will be at the Falcon Theater in LA next spring. He also wrote three monologues for BPL which were filmed with Treat Williams under the title Public Speaking. A film from his play Rounding Third will be released this year starring John C. McGinley and Garret Dillahunt. He wrote the book for a musical, Johnny Baseball, which played at ART in Cambridge and the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and a new bluegrass ghost musical, The Holler, also at Williamstown. He is on the board of the Writers Guild Initiative, which does writing workshops with veterans, wounded warriors and caregivers among other groups.
WHEN: Wednesday August 24th, 7:30pm
WHERE: Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230
TICKETS: FREE, but reservations are recommended.
Mahaiwe Box Office: 413-528-0100 or go online.
Mark your calendar for the entire Staged Reading Series!
July 13 – Jennifer’s Birth by Rich Orloff. Directed by Matthew Penn.
July 27 – Dolphins and Sharks by James A. Tyler. Directed by Nelson T. Eusebio.
August 10 – Intentions by Abbey Fenbert. Directed by Tom Bloom.
August 24 – War Stories by Richard Dresser (author of 2014′s 100 Years). Directed by Joe Cacaci.