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March MASKNESS! Salem Theatre Company Gala
March 2, 2012
The Salem Theatre Company celebrates ten years of live theatre in Salem with a Masked Ball Gala on Friday March 2 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Hawthorne Hotel Ballroom, 18 Washington Square West in downtown Salem. Tickets for March MASKNESS! are $55.00 per person, and includes your mask which you may select the evening of the gala.
“March is best known for college basketball,” said Norene Gachignard, President of STC’s Board of Directors. “But this theatre is taking it back with March MASKNESS!”
The tongue-in-cheek title was the brainchild of John Fogle, Artistic Director of the company, who also suggested the idea of a masked ball. “The idea was inspired by a performance of ‘Sleep No More,’ co-produced by the American Repertory Theatre and Punchdrunk, in which all members of the audience wore masks as they watched the play unfold. As actors know, it’s a mystical and freeing experience to be behind a mask. I’m sure our guests will also find it creates a unique partying experience.”
Music will be provided by the full orchestral sounds of Special Edition and Evan Northrup, a Salem-based magician will stroll the venue entertaining all with parlor tricks. Hors d'oeuvres will be passed and a cash bar provided.
“We are very pleased to have the support of many local shops and businesses for our Silent Auction which will include a Wes Welker autographed football,” added Gachignard. “We are looking forward to hosting a really fun party!”
Tickets are $55.00 a person and available online at www.salemtheatre.com/tickets for by sending your check or money order to STC March Maskness – PO Box 306 – Salem, MA 01970.