DKNY, GQ and Stella Artois serve as sponsors for the annual event, which plays New York City's St. Paul's Hall. Artistic director John Ortiz, along with co-artistic directors Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Gould Rubin (also serves as executive director) invite friends and fans to "watch four celebrity teams battle for victory in a hilarious speed charades competition," according to an announcement.
Hoffman and Ortiz will be joined by a starry roster of names, including Bob Balaban, Bobby Cannavale, Erika Christiansen, Billy Crudup, Rachel Dratch, Craig “muMs” Grant, Noah Emmerich, Richard Kind, Andie MacDowell, Julianna Margulies, Mary Stuart Masterson, Christopher Meloni, Martha Plimpton, Cynthia Rowley, Andre Royo, Daphne Rubin-Vega, George Wendt, Yul Vazquez and David Zayas. (All players subject to availibility.)
The evening also honors Bennington College with The Dave Hogue Award. The prize — presented for "artistic courage and outstanding dedication to LAByrinth Theater Company" — has previously been bestowed upon Daryl Roth, Ira Pittelman, Madonna and George C. Wolfe.
All proceeds from this event will support LAB's current season. The troupe currently presents Bob Glaudini's A View from 151st Street and will continue with Brett C. Leonard's Unconditional (directed by Mark Wing-Davey) and Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Little Flower of East Orange (directed by Hoffman). The company will also present developmental runs of Rebecca Cohen's Penalties & Interest and Scott Hudson's Sweet Storm during its 16th season.
The "Celebrity Charades" event plays at St. Paul's Hall (Columbus Avenue at 60th Street). The event is sold out with a limited number of standing room tickets to be available ($125) at the door. For more information visit labtheater.org.