The evening, titled "The Business," is comprised of scenes from contemporary playwrights directed by Michael Morris.
The starry lineup currently includes Helen Hunt (Life x 3, "As Good As It Gets”), Allison Janney (A View From the Bridge, "The West Wing"), Neil Patrick Harris (Assassins, "How I Met Your Mother"), Matthew Perry ("Friends") and his father, John Bennett Perry ("Veronica Mars"), David Burtka (Gypsy), Richard Kind (The Producers, "Spin City") and Richard Jenik ("7th Heaven").
Founded in 1996, the OPC is set in the Ojai countryside, a retreat-like environment away from nearby Los Angeles that provides a place where scribes work in-house on their developing plays. The intensive workshop ends with the public readings.
Among the items up for auction at the special post-show event are:
The show starts at 6:30 PM at the newly-renovated Matilija Junior High School Auditorium, 708 El Paseo Rd., Ojai, CA 93023. General admission — which includes the reading, complimentary refreshments and snacks — is priced at $55 while the premium ticket — which also includes a dinner with the cast and live auction — can be purchased for $215 by calling (805) 640-0400. For more information on the OPC, visit www.ojaiplaywrightsconf.org.