Constance Congdon

September 4, 2009

Constance Congdon’s new play, Something Blue, is part of a benefit for the Human Rights Campaign and its opposition to Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in California. The benefit, titled Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, was conceived and produced by Brian Shnipper of the Attic Theatre and will play for one night—Sept. 12, starting at 8 p.m.—at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, Ca. It features work by 12 playwrights, including Congdon, who is a playwright-in-residence at Amherst. Some of the benefit’s actors include Eric McCormack, performing alongside his Will & Grace co-star Debra Messing, Timothy Olyphant, Dan Futterman, Jason Alexander, Jillian Armenante, Alison Arngrim, Lisa Edelstein, Clark Gregg, Dan Lauria and Hamish Linklater. Other well-known actors are still being cast. For more information, see this article on