The Oct. 18 benefit for the not-for-profit Off Broadway company (a "writer's theatre," is how artistic director Tim Sanford bills the place) will include short pieces by eight writers including Christopher Durang, Wendy Wasserstein, Peter Hedges, Doug Wright, William Finn and Lynn Nottage (all PH veterans). The pieces will repeat throughout the event, allowing guests to absorb each play, all on the theme of "Haunted." The evening will be called Stories on Five Stories. Wasserstein's piece will apparently be seen in the ladies room, The New York Times reported.
The idea was conceived as a way to shake up the same-old, same-old expectations people have of benefits — and to celebrate the nooks and crannies of the lavish new PH headquarters (five floors, two theatres and more). Ticket information and additional details will be announced later in the year.