There’s such a dizzying number of things going on at Guild Hall over the next eight days that it’s hard to know where to begin.
On Friday, Aug. 26, Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick will appear along with Mario Cantone, Joy Behar, Scott Adsit, Tovah Feldshuh, Eugene Pack, and Dayle Reyfel in “Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words” at 7 and 9 p.m.
The brainchild of Eugene Pack, the production stars an A-list comedic ensemble performing passages from actual celebrity memoirs, running the gamut from the “poetry” of Suzanne Somers to the shocking “romance tips” from Tommy Lee to the most famous Hollywood love triangle in history — Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, and Eddie Fisher.
“I would listen to a lot of books on tape, particularly autobiographies, and was astounded at what people would write about,” Mr. Pack said in a release. “If I got a hold of one of the books, I’d read it out loud to a friend, and they’d insist I was making it up . . . but people actually wrote these words.”
Co-hosted and co-produced by Dayle Reyfel, “Celebrity Biography” has covered more than 300 different biographies and run in sold-out Off Broadway shows for three years, garnering the 2009 Drama Desk Award in the category of Unique Theatrical Experience. You can’t make this stuff up.
Tickets start at $40, $38 for members, and are available online at guildhall.org.
Guild Hall’s Red Carpet film series, tonight at 8 p.m., will bring a screening of Christopher Guest’s mockumentary “A Mighty Wind,” followed by a question-and-answer session with Bob Balaban and Michael McKean, two of the film’s stars.
Tickets start at $12, $10 for members.
Tomorrow at 8 p.m., Guild Hall and the Hamptons International Film Festival will present “L’Amour Fou,” as part of their SummerDocs series. The documentary looks at the relationship between Yves Saint Laurent and his business and life partner, Pierre Bergé, who were bound not only by their love for each other, but by a love of art and fashion.
Hosted by Alec Baldwin, the screening will be followed by a Q. and A. with Simon Doonan, a “creative ambassador at large” for Barneys New York, and Cintra Wilson, an author and cultural critic.
Tickets start at $22, $20 for members.
A musical recollection with Christine Andreas and her husband, the composer Martin Silvestri, is on tap for Saturday at 8 p.m. The couple will offer “Two for the Road,” described as a “personal ‘scrapbook’ ” of music, memories, and their marriage that will feature everything from Broadway classics to original compositions.
Tickets start at $40, $38 for members.
“Selected Shorts,” a celebration of the short story, and also a public radio series, will come to Guild Hall on Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Isaiah Sheffer, the series host, the Tony Award-winner Denis O’Hare (“Take Me Out,” “True Blood,” and “The Good Wife”), and Sonia Manzano, best known to parents and youngsters of a certain age as Maria from “Sesame Street,” will bring to life stories by Nicholson Baker, Molly Giles, and T. Coraghessan Boyle. Tickets start at $30, $28 for members.
The Atlantic City Ballet will perform in the John Drew Theater on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The dancers will perform four ballets — “Eclipse,” a rock ballet choreographed by Phyllis Papa, “Tango,” which captures the elegance of tango, but on pointe, “Drums,” an African-influenced performance, and “Love Royale,” a ’40s and ’50s collegiate love story choreographed by Kristaps Kikulis with music by the French composer Yann Tiersen.
Tickets start at $15 for children, $35 for adults, and $30 for people over 65.