Third, a play by Wendy Wasserstein
Good looking Woodson Bull III – even his name suggests privilege - clashes with Laurie Jameson, professor and renowned literary authority. Jameson convinced Woodson is a pampered son of privilege, accuses him of plagiarism, thinking the paper he has handed in to her is beyond his capability to produce. Bull, a disciplined scholar, objects but gets hauled up before the honor committee. The encounter challenges Jameson’s assumptions about her life and fundamental assumptions about others and the outcome is life changing for both. Wasserman creates another strong, uncommon woman of middle age.
Third, author Wendy Wasserstein's final play before her 2006 death, is another selection by the 40+ Stage Company's play selection committee, focusing on generational and family issues.
"Third exhales a gentle breath of autumn, a rueful awareness of death and of seasons past, that makes it impossible to dismiss." Ben Brantley – The New York Times
LAURIE JAMESON: Christine Gorelick
WOODSON BULL III (THIRD): Jackson Mattek
EMILY IMBRIE: Mary Margaret Coble
JACK JAMESON: David Silverthorn
NANCY GORDON: Teresa Prevatte
Day and Evening Performances will be at the Mountcastle Black Box Theatre in the Milton Rhodes Center, June 10-12 and June 17-19, 2022.
Mountcastle Black Box
251 North Spruce Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101