Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Gala 2019

Our annual Romantic Revels Gala is a fundraising event to support our programs and education initiatives. This year’s Gala will be held on February 16, 2019 at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Mark your calendars for an evening of dining, dancing, and helping us continue to bring Shakespeare and Shakespeare-inspired works to the Kansas City area!

Erik and Bev Elving

Erik and Bev Elving
Honorary Chairmen

Erik and Bev are devoted supporters of the Shakespeare Festival, with an unbroken attendance record stretching back to the second production, and are proud to serve as Honorary Chairmen of this year’s Romantic Revels Masked Ball.

Join us for dinner, dancing, and silent auction

The party will begin at 6:30 at the InterContinental Hotel with a cocktail hour featuring signature martinis and a silent auction, followed by a three-course gourmet dinner and dancing ’til midnight.


Suggested attire is creative black tie. Masks encouraged but not required. A limited number of masks will be available for purchase at the event. 

Enjoy a Gala guest rate at the InterContinental Hotel

Scenes from Romantic Revels

Gala Committee

Bev Elving
Bernadette Ashcraft, Ambiance Chairman
Hilary Fried, Auction Chairman
Barbara Bloch
Patricia Davison
Grisel Wiley
Cindy Pratt-Stokes
Linda Word, Invitation & Program Design