EVANSTON, IL - The Actors Gymnasium has announced its Summer Benefit Gala Shipwrecked! The 2013 gala, hosted by The Actors Gymnasium Board, features the emcee talents of Lindsey Noel Whiting, star of the runaway hit, Skooled: a Study in Circus, and David Catlin, Lookingglass ensemble member and director of the critically-acclaimed production, Lookingglass Alice.
The gala is designed to benefit the long running circus and performing arts school, The Actors Gymnasium, and help make scholarships possible for aspiring young circus artists. Last year's financial aid fund helped provide over 100 scholarships to students who otherwise may not have been able to attend The Actors Gymnasium's classes and camps. The Shipwrecked! gala takes place at 7:00 PM on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Avenue.
The Actors Gymnasium is dedicated to bringing a new physicality to the American Theatre. Encouraging ground-breaking theatrical exploration, The Actors Gymnasium teaches circus arts, physical theatre and multi-disciplinary performance to children and adults; produces original, daring works of circus-theatre; and serves as a talent resource, providing performance opportunities to our students and innovative professional event entertainment for a wider audience. At The Actors Gymnasium, people Learn To Fly - physically, emotionally, intellectually and creatively.
Each year's benefit has a theme and this year's theme of Shipwrecked! calls on attendees to "Come to the rescue!" and offers the chance to "mingle with the crew and passengers of The Actors Gymnasium community!"
Admission includes alcoholic Scurvy Punch, tasty island fare, live circus arts throughout the night, a special activity area just for kids, amazing auction items for all ages, and fun for the whole family.
Early Bird Discount: $50/person or $150/family (At the door price is $65 per person/$165 per family. Family price applies to 3 or more people living in the same household.)
Tickets, priced at the early bird discount can be purchased online. $65 per person/&165 per family can be purchased at the door. For tickets or more information on how to donate, visit www.actorsgymnasium.com. Ticket price includes food, soft drinks, alcohol and entertainment. For more information, please call (847)328-2795.
Community members who wish to help out in other ways beside attendance can donate items to the auction such as travel miles, summer homes, gift items, hosting wine tasting or event parties. If interested, they should contact Jennifer Breen firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda Slavik email@example.com