BENNINGTON - "Travels with a Masked Man," a one-man show written and performed by John Hadden and directed by Kate Holland, will be shown on Saturday, May 11, at 7 p.m.

Haunted by unanswered questions about his childhood overseas, a man confronts his father - an ex-CIA officer who ruminates darkly on the American Empire, the human animal, and himself. Hadden, who plays both characters, evolved the play from many hours of conversations he taped with his father ten years ago. Alternately poignant and hilarious, the play evokes memories and responses about parents and children and growing up during the Cold War.

Admission is $15. Seats may be purchased at the door. Following the one-hour performance, desserts and tea accompany a discussion with the actor and director.