The Farnsworth Art Museum, in partnership with Everyman Repertory Theatre, will present a dramatic reading of Terrence McNally’s “Master Class” on Saturday. The reading, the first in a series of three entitled “The Play’s the Thing,” will begin at 2 p.m. in the museum’s auditorium.

“Master Class” tells the story of famed opera singer Maria Callas teaching a master class. According to a press release about the event, “Callas’ first ‘victim’ is Sophie, a ridiculous, overly perky soprano. Sophie sings one of the most difficult arias, the sleepwalking scene from “La Sonnambula” – an aria that Callas made famous. Before the girl sings a note, Callas stops her. And now what has started out as a class has become a platform for Callas.”

This reading will feature Marcus Carter as the accompanist and Ryan Martin as the stage manager. Gretchen Donchecz will be in the role of Maria Callas, the first soprano will be read by River Lombardi, the second soprano will be read by Julia Clapp, the tenor will be read by Ryan Jackson, and the reading will be directed by David Troup.

The cost is $12 for nonmembers and $10 for museum members. Tickets are for sale in the Farnsworth museum store or the main lobby admission desk. Will-call tickets may be purchased at