Libraries to host reading of Dumas' 'Reconciliation'

January 19, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The United Nations Association of Centre County and the University Libraries will present a reading of professor Charles Dumas’s new play, “Reconciliation,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library. The William Joiner Institute commissioned the play for the Study of War and Social Consequences. The reading is open to the public with no admission fee. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

The play depicts an African-American State Department official and his wife attempting to negotiate peace in a war-torn Iraq. The University of Massachusetts will present the full production of “Reconciliation” in June.

Dumas is a professor emeritus from Penn State’s School of Theatre. He is a prize-winning actor, director and writer as well as a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts fellowship recipient. The reading is directed by Wendell Franklin, an associate professor in Penn State’s School of Theatre and professional actor, who was last seen recently in “The Mother****** with the Hat.”

The United Nations Association of the United States of America is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to building understanding of and support for the ideals and vital work of the United Nations among the American people. Its educational and humanitarian campaigns allow people to have a global impact at the local level. Centre County’s chapter was founded in 1994 with the goal of building bridges to the community

For more information or if you anticipate needing accessibility accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, contact Helen Sheehy at hms2@psu.edu or 814-863-1347.

  • Charles Dumas

    Charles Dumas, professor emeritus from Penn State’s School of Theatre, is a prize-winning actor, director and writer as well as a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts fellowship recipient.

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Last Updated January 20, 2015