Join us on Saturday, February 17 for the 2018 Romantic Revels Gala, the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s annual fundraising event. 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.
Michael and Renana Abrams
Patron Party Hosts
Barbara and Robert Bloch
Bernadette Ashcraft, Ambiance Chairman
Cindy Pratt-Stokes, Auction Chairman
Marilyn Strauss, Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Founder
Cocktails and Silent Auction
The evening begins at 6:30 pm with cocktails and a silent auction. Enjoy our Much Ado About Nothing signature martini, the Jade’s Trick, or your favorite drink from our bar, while you browse and bid on one-of-a-kind events, experiences and items.
Dinner begins at 8 pm in the main ballroom with a three-course gourmet menu. During dinner, enjoy short presentations from our honored speakers and bid generously during our fund-a-need drive, hosted by everyone’s favorite auctioneer, Missy Koonce.
Dancing begins after dinner and continues (along with open bar) until midnight.
Suggested attire is creative black tie.
Photos by Laura Fitzgibbons
Your support as a Patron ensures we’re able to deliver our programs. As a Patron, you’ll enjoy an array of exclusive benefits, including a Patrons’ Party on Thursday, February 8, from 5:30-7:30 pm at the home of Barbara and Robert Bloch.
Attend both the Gala and the Patron Party.
The InterContinental is offering Gala guests a reduced room rate of $159 per night. Reservations must be made by January 17, 2018 To reserve your room, please call (866) 856-9717.
Alternatively, you may book through the InterContinental’s website. Please follow these steps to ensure you receive the reduced rate: