Annual Gala

The Trustees of the American Shakespeare Center cordially invite you to the Annual Gala
September 23, 2017, 6:00 pm
Sponsored by the Stonewall Jackson Hotel and Union Bank

“In Search of Shakespeare”
Performance at 6:00pm at the Blackfriars Playhouse
Followed by dinner, award presentations, and dancing at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel

Contact the Development Office (540.885.5588 ext. 16 or to purchase your tickets. 

Single Ticket: $275
Table Sponsorship (limited availability): $2,750 (Includes seating for eight and two ASC Artists to join your table)
Dress Code: Creative Cocktail
RSVP by September 7th, 2017
Sponsored By: (Stonewall and Union Bank logos)

Special Guest Host: Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer is an award-winning television journalist with CBS, specializing in national politics. Schieffer's retirement marked his 46th year at CBS News and his 24th anchoring Face the Nation. In 2015, Face the Nation. was the highest rated Sunday talk show for the fourth consecutive year. Schieffer, named a living legend by the Library of Congress, has won practically every award in broadcast journalism including the Edward R. Murrow Award given by his alma mater Washington State University, the overseas Press Club Award, and eight Emmys, along with being inducted into the National Academy of Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame.

Robin Goodfellow Award: Robert C. Vaughan III
Robert C. Vaughan III, is the founding President and CEO of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH). In just over 40 years, VFH produced more than 40,000 humanities programs with the goal of promoting lifelong learning, public dialogue, and community engagement. Vaughan is a faculty member in the MBA and Executive Education program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School. He has served as President of the National Humanities Alliance, Chairman of the National Federation of State Humanitarian Councils, and Chair of the Lincoln Bicentennial Committee for Virginia.

Burbage Award: Lesley Currier
Lesley Currier and her husband Bob founded the Marin Shakespeare Company in California. Since 1989, she has produced award-winning summer productions, created education and outreach programs that serve over 4,000 students each year, and provided work for thousands of theater artists. Using Shakespeare to explore human motivation, interpersonal interactions, and the study of the human condition, she created Shakespeare at San Quentin which features weekly classes at the prison. This program culminates in an annual performance of a Shakespeare play.

Contact our Development Staff at 540.885.5588 ext. 16 or to purchase tickets and for more information.