When: Sun., May 4, 3 p.m. 2008
Tao House, the Danville home where playwright Eugene O'Neill wrote his later masterworks, kicks off its 2008 playwrights Theatre series with Blood Mirage, a new play by San Francisco actor, director, and playwright Jeffrey Hartgraves, who's currently undergoing chemotherapy for bone cancer and was the subject of a recent benefit at Theatre Rhinoceros. A play about three sisters assembled by their mother for the funeral of their aunt, with a side of family secrets, Blood Mirage will be performed along with Revelations, a series of scenes from O'Neill plays with women in the spotlight. Magic Theatre artistic associate Mike Ward directs a cast featuring Berkeley native Karen Grassle, best known as the mom on TV's Little House on the Prairie. The $25 tickets include transportation to Tao House, which isn't accessible by private vehicles. May 4 at Tao House (1000 Kuss Rd., Danville).EugeneONeill.org or 925-820-1818.