About Face to Host WONKA BALL 2014: The Gayme Show! on 5/9
About Face Theatre invites guests to "come on down" and celebrate its 18th year with a throwback to daily doubles, free spins, and lifelines at WONKA BALL 2014: The Gayme Show! on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 8 pm (VIP Cocktail Reception at 7 pm) at Macy's on State Street in the 9th Floor Event Center, 111 N. State St. in Chicago. AFT's annual fundraiser will celebrate TV's iconic game shows with an evening of classic challenges, live entertainment, music and dancing, sumptuous edibles and an open bar with signature cocktails. Guests will be tempted to "make a deal" with a raffle and silent and live auctions - all with exciting prizes worthy of a Showcase Showdown! The evening will also include the annual presentation of the prestigious 2014 Leppen Leadership Awards and the About Face Youth Theatre MVP Award. Tickets are currently available at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or (773) 784-8565.
Join About Face for an exclusive "Bonus Round" at the VIP Cocktail Reception beginning at 7 pm, where guests will enjoy early access to the venue and the silent auction, free raffle tickets, culinary treats, live entertainment and the presentation of the evening's awards. The reception will be hosted by the evening's co-chairs and members of the AFT Board of Directors.
WONKA BALL 2014: The Gayme Show! Co-Chairs are Benjamin Sprunger and Betsy Sylvester.
Proceeds from the WONKA BALL 2014: The Gayme Show! will support About Face Theatre's award-winning mainstage programming, new play development series and nationally-recognized educational program. Since 1995, About Face has created exceptional, innovative, and adventurous plays that advance the national dialogue on gender and sexual identity and have entertained and challenged audiences in Chicago, across the country and around the world. Support from Wonka Ball enables About Face to thrive as Chicago's celebrated center for LGBTQA arts, an inclusive home where diverse artists, youth, audiences and community partners come together for artistic exchange and cultural dialogue.