Brian Dennehy
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Brian Dennehy
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Brian Dennehy, Annette O'Toole, and Jamie-Lynn Sigler will be among the participants in Playwrights Horizons' Stories on 5 Stories benefit, to take place at 8pm on Monday, November 19. The evening will feature new works by seven of the theater's alumni writers, Billy Aronson, Keith Bunin, David Cale, Julia Cho, Quincy Long, Wendy MacLeod, and Kira Obolensky, on the theme of "Dreamstate."

In a departure from years past, this year the artists will be partnering with each other to create plays in various and unpredictable permutations. Also different for the 2007 edition, instead of viewing plays in unusual spaces, audiences will see performances in more traditional locations - winding their way through the Playwrights Horizons complex. The initial playlets will be performed concurrently, each repeated several times in their own space. They will be performed by separate casts, and attendees will travel from location to location to view each work. The evening will culminate with all attendees seeing one final work in the Mainstage Theater, which has been co-written by three of the writers.

Other actors participating in the benefit will be Joanna P. Adler, Becky Anne Baker, Caroline Clay, Stephen DeRosa, Jessica Hecht, André Holland, Sue Jean Kim, Clea Lewis, Michael Mastro, Kellie Overbey, Jeremy Shamos, and Todd Weeks.

Tickets are $150 and $325 (including a pre-show dinner). For tickets, call 212-564-1235, ext. 3146 or visit www.playwrightshorizons.org.