Surely taking a cue from the Bohemian’s 24-Hour Band Contest, Festival del Sole this week presents its own version: The 24 Hour Plays
. In an evening of “extreme theater,” the players, writers and directors must create, write, rehearse and perform four 10-minute plays in 24 hours. Perhaps the best part is the lineup of stars involved: Law & Order: SVU’s Christopher Meloni, The View’s Star Jones, The West Wing’s Allison Janney, The Newsroom’s Thomas Sadoski, four-time Emmy award winner Alfre Woodard and Ally McBeal herself, Calista Flockhart, are among the actors taking part. Witness the results of spontaneous collaboration on Saturday, July 20, at Lincoln Theater. 100 California Drive, Yountville. $45—$75. 5:30pm. 707.944.9910.