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WAM Fresh Takes — Far, Far Better Things

April 7 @ 2:00 pm

Acclaimed playwright Geetha Reddy presents Far, Far Better Things with WAM Theatre, with Abuzar Farrukh will appear as Josh with Isabel Sanchez as Dani. Press photo courtesy of WAM Theatre
Geetha Reddy

WAM Theatre presents the first reading of the latest version of Far, Far Better Things by acclaimed playwright Geetha Reddy.

Inspired by Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, this new play tells the tale of two women – Pilar, a Latina domestic worker, and Zoe, a young South Asian doctor – separated by class, race, and the unspoken rules of modern womanhood. The two women struggle to balance their responsibilities to their children, to themselves, and to each other. In the end, they must decide if they are on the same or opposing sides of the struggle.

“the play turns quiet domesticity into a fraught frontline…revealing the quiet desperation threading through the lives of its female protagonists…[and] the indignities of the everyday that command the audience’s attention.” – KQED

Written by Geetha Reddy
Directed by Tatyana-Marie Carlo

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“When I set out to reimagine ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ my idea was to center the two female characters in the book; portray them as allies instead of enemies. As I was writing the play the events of the book and the real world seemed to align.

“And as I watched, and partook, in the waves of activism sweeping the world I found myself compelled to set the play in the present day. But at its heart I still contend with the same questions Dickens does: How do you know when it is time to act? What action is meaningful? And for whom should you make sacrifices? Though, I think, ultimately Dickens and I have very different answers to those questions.” — Geetha Reddy

Seating and bar open at 1:30 p.m., and the show begins at 2. This event is indoors.

A note from the Foundry — Parking is limited at the venue so please utilize the three public parking lots in Town. One is across from the Post Office, one is behind Berkshire Bank and the other is just off Main Street. They are clearly marked. Do not park at Trúc Orient Express Restaurant or the Post Office or you may receive a ticket.

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Date:
April 7
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2:00 pm
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Event Location

The Foundry
2 Harris St.
West Stockbridge, MA
413-232-5222

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