The Central Heating Lab at A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) is set to host the Third Annual Icicle Creek Theatre Festival (ICTF), July 17-18, which will present staged readings of two works.

Daisy Foote's HIM will play at ACT on Friday July 17 at 7:30 pm. Her play centers on three siblings who struggle to keep the family business afloat in a rapidly changing world that threatens to leave them behind. Rosemary Zibart The Jewel in the Manuscript will be presented on Saturday July 18 at 7:30 pm. Kurt Beattie will direct ICTF artistic director and founder Allen Fitzpatrick as author Fyodor Dostoevsky during one of his darkest times when a young stenographer, Anna, seems like the remedy for all his ills.

The cast for the readings will feature Eric Ray Anderson, Ian Bell, Renata Friedman, Marianne Owen, and Brandon Petty.

For more information, visit www.acttheatre.org.