The series begins on July 4 with Charles Evered's screenplay for The Science of Hitting about a Boston Red Sox fan on an unusual cross-country mission. It will continue with John Shea's Claire Silva (July 11), about a neighborhood and family thrown into turmoil by a convicted child molester; Beau Willimon's War Story (July 18) about an army truck driver in Iraq and an enterprising young businessman; Noah Haidle's What Is the Cause of Thunder? (July 25), about a soap actress actress beginning to confuse art and life; and Tracey Scott Wilson's The Good Negro (August 8), about the 1960s civil rights movement.
There is a suggested donation of $5 per reading. Reservations are recommended. call 413-597-3400. For more information, visit www.wtfestival.org.