Encore Players invites you to share in the warmth and humor of this American playwright and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner. Martie Muldoon and Ray Spooner direct two of his one-act plays and three monologues.

Performances take place on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 Eighth St., Livermore.

“The Long Christmas Dinner” showcases four generations in the lives of one family. As family members appear, have children, age and depart, only the audience appreciates what changes and what remains the same. In “The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden,” a family shares observations and laughter on the road to visit the oldest daughter. Rounding out the program are monologues from “The Matchmaker,” a story of love and money. Cast members are Tim Ackerman, Donna Blevins, Lea Blevins, Lesleyanne Coker, Grare Davis, Don Faul, Judy Fenton, Yana Ghannam, Louie Hesemann, Austin Maisler, Martha McDowell, Meredith Sarboraria, and Robin Spindler.

Tickets are available at the Bankhead box office by calling 925-373-6800, or online at lvpac.org. Tickets are $25 for general admission or $20 for seniors (62+). A wine and cookie reception follows each performance as guests of Encore.