Per­form­ing Arts of Wood­stock starts Read­ing Se­ries

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FOOD -

WHAT: Play read­ing WHEN: Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.

WHERE: Wood­stock Town Hall, 76 Tin­ker St., Wood­stock

DE­TAILS: Per­form­ing Arts of Wood­stock opens its new Read­ing Se­ries with “Dis­graced” by Ayad Akhtarv. At a din­ner party with four peo­ple of very dif­fer­ent back­grounds, the dis­cus­sion turns to pol­i­tics and re­li­gion and the mood be­comes heated. The play re­veals racial and eth­nic prej­u­dices that “se­cretly per­sist in even the most pro­gres­sive cir­cles” and de­picts the chal­lenges faced by Mus­lim-Amer­i­cans in post-Sept. 11 Amer­ica. Yet these topics are couched in an at­mos­phere of com­edy, ro­mance and tragedy, and the play has been hailed as one of the best in the al­most­new cen­tury. Tick­ets are $10 and can be pur­chased at the town hall on the day of the per­for­mance.

CON­TACT: Call (845) 6797900 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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