On May 4 at 8:00 pm, the Marion Art Center is hosting a public reading of James Marlow’s new play, “Touched by War.” Marlow is a professor at UMD, and the reading is in collaboration with Culture Park of New Bedford. The play is about a Vietnam veteran who believes the autism of his son is a curse from the war come home to roost. Although a play is written to be fully acted, a reading by skilled actors is an important step in the process of readying the work for the stage. The readers include three actors from the Provincetown Theatre: Tom Wolfson, Sewell Whittemore, and Deborah Peabody. Admission is free.