Miss Evers' Boys
A Staged Reading in Collaboration with the Shakespeare Theatre Company
Monday, June 27, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.
No charge; photo ID and registration required.
As part of an ongoing collaboration, Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences and the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) are pleased to present a staged reading of David Feldshuh's Miss Evers' Boys. Feldshuh, a physician and playwright, chose to stage the shocking true story of the events surrounding the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. The play was a finalist for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize and the HBO adaptation won multiple awards including the 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie.
Directed by STC Director of Education Samantha K. Wyer, Miss Evers' Boys reminds us of the need for ethical standards in research and the importance of building empathy through storytelling.
The staged reading will take place on June 27 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (with a 15 minute intermission) in the NAS Building Auditorium.
Featuring Freddie Bennett, Felicia Curry, JaBen Early, Jon Hudson Odom, KenYatta Rogers, Jefferson A. Russell, and Gregory Wooddell.