CHATHAM, N.Y. --- Mac-Haydn Monday shows return to the theater with four performances this summer.

The series begins July 7 with Carl Ritchie’s original musical tongue-in-cheek take off on the "Real Housewives" shows, "The Real Desperate Housewives of Columbia County." Additional performances will be Monday nights, July 14 and 28.

Four well-known area performers play the housewives -- Diedre Bollinger, MHT regular Meg Dooley, Amy Fiebke, and Cathy Lee-Vischer.

Mac-Haydn Mondays wraps on Aug. 11 when the Mac-Haydn Theatre and Fort Salem Theatre will present "Side By Side" -- songs, laughs and fun with Capital District news anchors Jerry Gretzinger and Benita Zahn.

All Mac-Haydn Monday shows begin at 8 p.m.

Call (518) 392-9292 visit for more information.