The 8 PM gala showcases plays by Gina Barnett (After All), Joe Cacaci (Self Defense, Old Business), Dean Imperial, Kelly Masterson ("Before the Devil Knows You're Dead"), Tom Minter (The Orion), Carol Schneider (Rocks Under the House) and Anna Ziegler (Dov and Ali, Photograph 51). Cacaci, Jim Frangione, Bob Jaffe and Matthew Penn direct. Joining Ambrose (Romeo and Juliet), Franz (Death of a Salesman) and Williams (Follies) are Kristen Johnston (So Help Me God), Dan Lauria (Lombardi) and Jay Thomas ("Murphy Brown").
All proceeds from the event benefit the Berkshire Playwrights Lab reading series that will run June 16-Aug. 25. Plays will be announced shortly.
For tickets, priced $35-$100, phone (413) 528-0100 or visit Mahaiwe. The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is located at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington, MA.