The Temple Players opens its 18th season with a staged reading of Tribal Humor 9: To Life, a festival of four original one-act comedies on Thursday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 16. The show will be held at Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., Trumbull at 7:30 p.m.

Each of these festival plays celebrates a life milestone in honor of chai, the Hebrew lucky number 18 that refers to life.

Tribal Humor 9: To Life features plays from writers all over the country, including The Change by playwright Orna Rawls of Stratford.

The plays cover a gamut of milestones from the birth of a first grandchild, to a woman celebrating her mid-life change, to a father-son bonding experience as they prepare to celebrate their mutual birthday and a couple facing the physical and emotional challenges of growing old together.

The Trumbull-based Temple Players is Connecticut’s first theater dedicated to staging works with Jewish themes and characters. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and synagogue members. Presented in a cabaret-style setting, light refreshments are available for purchase.

For more information and reservations, call 203-268-6940 or email office@bnaitorahct.org.