Berkshire Playwrights Lab Gala to Feature Elizabeth Franz, Jay Thomas, Treat Williams and More

Elizabeth Franz, Jay Thomas and Treat Williams will appear at the Berkshire Playwrights Lab Gala, featuring a new short play by David Mamet, June 9 at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.

The 7:30 PM event promises premieres of short works by Mamet, Richard Dresser, Dipika Guha, Tom Minter and Kevin Christopher Snipes.

Scheduled to perform are Franz, Thomas and Williams, as well as Charlie Socarides and Amy Van Nostrand. The gala will also premiere the Joe Cacaci short film, "Foor for Thought," featuring Minnie Driver, Tony Shalhoub and Meeghan Holoway.

The evening will showcase selections from new musicals in development from students participating in the NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program's Berkshire Musical Theatre Lab.

Tickets to the gala are $27 to $52 (performance only) and $202 (including a post-show reception with the artists). For tickets visit