Cathedral of Hope presents a staged Reading of “When I Knew,” a collection of smart, hilarious, and often poignant stories edited by Robert Trachtenberg about that revelation for all gay men and women: when they first knew.

Also mixed in are tales about when parents knew and when everyone else knew, as well as laugh-out-loud coming-out stories.The cast includes Mark Calloway, Brett Marston, Benjamin Stevens and Candace Thompson.

This is Joe Watts’ first production as Artistic Director of the new Cathedral of Hope Theater Ministry. Watts, Artistic Director of Theatre New West, has acted in over 75 productions and directed over 60.

DEETS: Fellowship Hall at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road. Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. RSVP and more information online.