If you're looking for something to do tonight, a passel of top local actors is bringing to life Dashiell Hammett's classic of hardboiled detective fiction.
The source material isn't the great film version, starring Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade.
Rather, actor James FitzGerald has adapted Hammett's novel in the style of a vintage 1940s radio drama. The reading is Downtown, at Bricolage Productions, whose Midnight Radio series specializes in radio-style dramas.
The cast includes a bunch of names familiar from area professional stages: FitzGerald, Alan Stanford, Tami Dixon, Jason McCune, Jeffrey Carpenter, Karen Baum, Ken Bolden, Paul Reynolds and Elena Bertolino-Alexandratos.
The reading benefits The Actors' Fund, a national nonprofit safety net for folks in the performing arts.
Bricolage is located at 937 Liberty Ave. The suggested donation is $10. The show starts at 7 p.m.
More info at www.webbricolage.org.