A Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Masquerade

A Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Masquerade

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

invites you to

A Black-Tie Masquerade

Celebrating, in Splendid Fashion:

The Opening of the Bridge Connecting the Theater and The Studio

The Fifth Anniversary of our Theater’s Opening

Our Seventeenth Birthday

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

7 South Calvert Street, Baltimore

Masks Encouraged

Architect’s rendering of the pedestrian bridge

We have so much to celebrate:

  • The opening of the newly constructed pedestrian bridge that links our two worlds of performance and education,
  • The anniversary of our fifth year in our beloved and beautiful Downtown Baltimore theater, and
  • Our 17th birthday.

This Masquerade will provide crucial funds to sustain performances, artists, education programs, and operations, and will help us to promote the performing arts, literacy, and Downtown Baltimore. In the coming year, we expect to serve over 36,000 members of our community, including over 16,000 students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Choose Your Masque…

Lord Chamberlain's Masque Company Masque
5:30 p.m. to midnight 7:00 p.m. to midnight
Guests will enter via the theater entrance at 5:30 and be among the first to travel over our newly constructed pedestrian bridge to The Studio at Chesapeake Shakespeare for cocktails followed by a two-course gourmet dinner at 6:00. Back in the theater, brief remarks at 7:30 will be followed by an exclusive performance of Dracula. During intermission, there will be birthday cake, delicious desserts, and coffee. After the performance, all guests are welcome to stay and dance on the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company stage. Guests will arrive at 7:00 to enjoy cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres in the theater, followed by brief remarks at 7:30 and an exclusive performance of Dracula. During intermission, there will be birthday cake, delicious desserts, and coffee. After the performance, all guests are welcome to stay and dance on the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company stage.

“I am Dracula…
and I bid you welcome.”

Enjoy an exclusive performance of Dracula just horrifying enough to enhance our gala evening. You’ll shudder with delight as you share with the other guests the mesmerizing and classic tale of horror and romance. Sinister events in a sanatorium reveal the lurking presence of the greatest vampire of all time—sartorially perfect for a formal event.

  PRESENTING SPONSOR  
   
  Honorary Committee  
C. Sylvia and Eddie C. Brown
Delegate Luke Clippinger
Senator Bill Ferguson
Senator Guy Guzzone
Pam and Sam Himmelrich
Patrick and Charlton Hughes
Senator Clarence Lam
Robert and Deeley Middleton
Mary and Jim Miller
Alexander G. Núñez
Bill Paternotte
Wally and Mary-Ann Pinkard
Mary Ann Scully
  Supporting Institutions  
Abell Foundation
Paul M. Angell Family Foundation
Arts Insurance Program
William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund
Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts
Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation
Bloomberg Philanthropies—Arts Innovation and Management Grant
The Citizens of Baltimore County
France-Merrick Foundation
Howard Bank
John J. Leidy Foundation
M&T Bank
Maryland State Arts Council
PNC Bank
Sheridan Foundation
State of Maryland
T. Rowe Price
  Board Members  
Laura A. Boydston, President
Robin Hough, Vice President
Sean Rhoderick, Treasurer
Lesley Malin, Secretary
Kevin Burke
Kim Citizen
Joseph Ferlise
Neal Flieger
Ian Gallanar
Scott B. Helm
Councilman Bill Henry
Renée Lane-Kunz
John E. McCann, Jr.
Linda Pieplow
Earle W. Pratt, III
Emily Rockefeller
Nan Rohrer

Highlights from our 2014 Downtown Baltimore Theater Opening Celebration


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Questions, difficulties, or concerns? Please contact Michael at rsvp@chesapeakeshakespeare.com or 410-244-8571 x103.