Playwrights Horizons Alumni Jeanine Tesori, Alfred Uhry, Tanya Barfield Pen Stories Benefit

News   Playwrights Horizons Alumni Jeanine Tesori, Alfred Uhry, Tanya Barfield Pen Stories Benefit
New short plays by Tanya Barfield, Bathsheba Doran, Daniel Goldfarb, Eric Overmyer, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Jeanine Tesori and Alfred Uhry will be presented in Playwrights Horizons' annual walkabout benefit, Stories on Five Stories, Oct. 17 in Manhattan. The writers are PH alumni.

Jeanine Tesori
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For the event, nooks and crannies within the two-venue West 42nd Street headquarters of Playwrights Horizons becomes a stage — for mingling, drinking and watching stars perform intimate playlets. Tony Award nominee Dana Ivey is among the performers; more actors will be announced.

A special online auction, now to Sept. 30, gives one attendee the opportunity to create a walk-on role in the new playlet by Uhry starring Ivey, who was the writer's original Miss Daisy in PH's original production of Driving Miss Daisy.

According to PH, "Each play will be performed in a different, unconventional space throughout all five stories of Playwrights Horizons' home at 416 West 42nd Street, and the entire evening will benefit the company's developmental programs and productions."

This year's theme for Stories On 5 Stories is "Dirty Laundry," for which "seven of Playwrights Horizons' favorite writers will hang it out on the line for everyone to see. Be one of only 200 guests to watch the drama unfold as we present new short plays in unique settings throughout our building. Maybe a quarrelling couple will iron things out in the costume shop. Or you'll see who has a laundry list of issues in the ladies room. One thing's for sure: It'll all come out in the wash. Join us for a special 'Spin Cycle' dinner with the artists at Chez Josephine, the restaurant next door, before the show."

For tickets and information, visit the Playwrights Horizons website or call Michelle Kiefel at (212) 564-1235, extension 3143. Tickets are priced at $175 (a single ticket to the shows and exclusive after-party with writers and actors) and $325 (a single ticket for the pre-show, sit-down dinner, shows and after-party).

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