Libraries host reading of “Reconciliation,” a play

The United Nations Association of Centre County and the University Libraries will present a reading of Professor Charles Dumas’s new play, “Reconciliation,” on Wednesday, January 28, at 6:00 p.m., 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” next 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 he is a professional actor, who was last seen recently in “M****with the Hat.”

The United Nations Association of the United States of America is a not-for-profit 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

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