Shakespeare’s Birthday Gala

Shakespeare's Birthday Gala
Come celebrate the Bard’s big day with the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory!

And help support our city’s students…

A limited number of $45 tickets are now on sale.  Please e-mail to purchase your tickets!

See the event on FacebookThe Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) will host a Birthday Gala for William Shakespeare on Friday April 13th, 2012 at The Carriage House, Evergreen Museum & Library (6:30-9PM.)   All proceeds from the event will benefit the BSF “Summer with Shakespeare” Scholarship Fund*.

Although Master Shakespeare will be unable to attend (having passed away in 1616) he will be with us in spirit!  The night will begin with a cocktail hour featuring Elizabethan music.  Attendees can bid in our silent auction featuring fantastic items from local businesses and artisans.  Tom Delise, Artistic Director of BSF, will give a short presentation on the theatre conditions of Shakespeare’s day, followed by a talk from Dr. James Keegan.  Dr. Keegan is a professor at Univ. of Delaware, Georgetown and a Resident Actor at the world famous American Shakespeare Center in Staunton VA, where he has recently been seen as King Lear, Falstaff, and Titus Andronicus.  Dr. Keegan will address how knowledge of Shakespeare’s staging conditions can influence an actor’s performance. He will also participate in a Q & A with attendees.  The evening will end with scenes from BSF’s upcoming production of Macbeth, a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday, and cake.  Anyone with an interest in Shakespeare, Theater, Education, Philanthropy, or just having a good time will not want to miss this exciting evening!

Ticket prices are $100 per person (tables of 10 receive a discount of $10 per person) This price includes admission to the event, heavy hors d’oeuvres(by Charles Levine Catering), wine (by Boordy Vineyards), beer (by Flying Dog Brewery), and assorted soft drinks, plus a goodie bag that features free tickets to BSF’s production of Macbeth ($20 value), a free pass for a guided tour of Evergreen Museum & Library, and several other surprises!

To purchase tickets or learn more about sponsorship opportunities for this event, Contact KELLY DOWLING, Managing Director of BSF at OR 410-596-5036.

Payment can be mailed to:  PO Box 5639, Baltimore, MD 21210

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*The BSF Scholarship fund allows deserving students who apply to receive free or reduced tuition to our “Summer with Shakespeare” week long performance workshops.  Workshops are being held for 3-5 weeks in The Meadow at Evergreen Museum & Library and for 1 week at Century High School in Carroll County.  Students who attend learn the value of Teamwork, Self Expression, Imagination, and more, while working to create a complete 1 hour production of Taming of the Shrew or Love’s Labour’s Lost.  Baltimore City Attendees will perform their play prior to one of BSF’s professional summer performances in The Meadow.  Each  Workshop is open to only 20 Students entering Grades 3-6, and 20 entering Grades 7-10.

**The Shakespeare Factory is a member fund of The Community Foundation of Carroll County

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