By Meredith Shamburger
“Radiance” by Howard Meyer opens Saturday, with a special reception at 7:30 p.m. It runs through May 19. A special “talk back” with Riverkeeper's Phillip Musegaas about the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant will follow on Sunday at 4 p.m.
The play is a fictional interpretation of real-life events. Obie-Award winning actor Chris McCann plays Billy Kountze, a nuclear engineer, in play. Christopher Grabowski, chair of the theater department at Vassar College, is directing.
“Radiance” was a semi-finalist at the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference in 2011 and 2012. It was a finalist at the 2012 Hormel New Works Festival at the Phoenix Theatre and the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre Playlab.