André Holland will direct staged reading of Greg Keller's Dutch Masters.
André Holland will direct a staged reading of Greg Keller's Dutch Masters.
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This Friday, August 4, at 2pm, Berkshire Theatre Group will present a free staged reading of Dutch Masters, a new play by Greg Keller (Our Mother's Brief Affair) and directed by André Holland (Moonlight, Jitney). The reading, to be held in the Unicorn Theatre, joins the summer reading series No Boundaries in Art.

Dutch Masters premiered at the Unicorn in 2011. The play speaks directly to urban youth and brings the challenging issues of race and economic disparity into the foreground of conversation. The cast of Friday's reading will feature David Pegram (War Horse) and Noah Averbach-Katz, both of whom Keller will join onstage after the performance for a talk-back.

Berkshire Theatre Group's No Boundaries in Art series features artists expressing various points of view and social commentary. Kate Maguire, BTG's artistic director and CEO, said she originally started No Boundaries in Art "as a place for artists to have a place to speak poetically about issues of today, no matter what side you are on."

The event is free and open to the public. To reserve tickets (limit of four tickets per transaction), call BTG's Box Office at 413-997-4444, or visit www.berkshiretheatregroup.org.