The 7:30 PM benefit features a series of short plays authored expressly for the evening. Playwrights include Joe Cacaci, Richard Dresser, Kelly Masterson, Susan Merson, Alexis Perkins and Anna Ziegler.
According to the Berkshire Playwrights Lab, "In these six works, a septuagenarian congressman, wearing priestly garb, is discovered in a motel with a hooker; an apoplectic Hollywood producer becomes suspiciously obsessed with landing a mega star; a middle-aged couple is paralyzed with an irrational fear of their eight-year-old son; a face-off between a butler and a burglar takes an unexpected turn; a famous Hopper painting springs suddenly to life; and a grieving widow mourns her beloved husband."
The cast includes Lauria (Lombardi), Murray (The Importance of Being Earnest), Van Dyck (The Divine Sister) and Van Nostrand (Death of a Salesman), as well as Larry Bryggman, Jake Elitzer, Chris Hirsh, James Murtaugh, Peter Riegert, Carol Schneider, Finnerty Steeves, Brooke Tibbs and Margot White.
The benefit performance takes place at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, located at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, MA.
For tickets phone (413) 528-2544 or visit BerkshirePlaywrightsLab.