Ray Cooney, considered one of Britain’s most successful playwrights, will give a special performance of Caught in the Net at the Morgan-Wixson Theater Friday, Jan. 21 to benefit the American Red Cross of Santa Monica.

Known in England as “the Master of Farce,” Cooney has received critical acclaim for Caught in the Net. It is the tale of two-timing taxi driver John Smith, who keeps two separate families. When his teenaged children (one from each family) meet in an Internet chat room and plan to get together in person, John’s busy life shifts into high gear as he tries to keep the teens apart and his two families secret from each other.

The performance benefiting the Santa Monica Red Cross will be held Jan. 21 with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception set for 6:30 p.m. Curtain will go up at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and parking is free.

The Morgan-Wixson Theater is at 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica.

Information, or for reservations, Marcia Caldirola at (310) 922-0858, or marcia@redcrossofsantamonica.org.