"Near Occasions" will debut at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Backfish Studio, 255 North St., second floor.

"Near Occasions" is an experimental theater production of sketches and monologues written and performed by Bob Balogh and Jhena Plourde, both from Pittsfield, plus musical guests.

Starting March 16, performances will take place at 3 p.m. every Sunday throughout the year.

The studio seats 35. Admission free; donations are accepted.

"Near Occasions" is suitable for general audiences.