(NUTLEY, NJ) -- Nutley Little Theatre is presenting Third by Wendy Wasserstein across three weekends (October 27-30, November 3-6, November 10-12). The production is directed by Brendan Stackhouse. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
His name is Woodson Bull III, but you can call him "Third." And Professor Laurie Jameson is disinclined to like his jockish, jingoistic attitude. He is, as she puts it, "a walking red state."
Believing that Third’s sophisticated essay on King Lear could not possibly have been written by such a specimen, Professor Jameson reports his plagiarism to the college’s Committee of Academic Standards. But is Jameson’s accusation justified? Or is she casting Third as the villain in her own struggle with her relationships, her age and the increasingly polarized political environment?
Performances take place October 28, 29, November 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 @ 8:00pm; October 30, November 6 & 12 @ 2:00pm. Tickets are available for purchase online.
The production features Penny Paul as Laurie; Alex Ward as Third; Jillian Mauro as Emily; Rachelle Rennagel as Nancy; and Jim Simpson as Jack.
Playwright Wendy Wasserstein received the Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1989 for her play The Heidi Chronicles. Some of her other works include The Sisters Rosensweig, Isn't It Romantic, An American Daughter, and Old Money.
Nutley Little Theatre is located at 47 Erie Place in Nutley, New Jersey.
Here are more photos from the production.
For over 88 years, Nutley Little Theatre has been producing high quality theatrical entertainment for the enjoyment of Nutley residents and surrounding communities. Started in 1934, NLT prides itself on providing a range of live theatre: the all-volunteer organization presents five mainstage shows per year, showcasing a range of genres including musicals, comedies and drama. It also offers free Readers’ Theatre performances, special events, and creative workshops that bring together people from all walks of life from in and around Nutley. Benefits for local charities are the hallmarks of every opening night, with donations of half the proceeds going to worthy regional non-profit organizations.
John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 110 productions for over 70 different theatres and venues. Click here for John's website.