Shakespeare on the Sound to Host Fundraising Gala, 4/5

Shakespeare on the Sound to Host Fundraising Gala, 4/5
Shakespeare on the Sound is creating a surrealist theme inspired by Salvador Dali for its fundraising Gala April 5 (Saturday) at the Dolce Center in Norwalk (32 Weed Ave.) in support of a growing educational outreach and the production of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" in Rowayton's Pinkney Park next June.

The evening offers dinner, silent and live auctions and dancing to the music of the
the Greenwich-based Short Bus Band, consistently acclaimed in polls as the best cover band in Fairfield County.

Leslie Lawrence of Rowayton, the convener of the benefit, says "our intention is to build on the momentum of our successes in the past-we generally have a sellout-and make sure everyone has a lot of fun."

Among the items up for auction is an eight-day excursion to South Africa-covering a safari and the wine country-contributed by Travel Sommelier of Norwalk.

"The Two Gentlemen of Verona" is a romantic comedy that unfolds outdoors in the park June 12-19 as Shakespeare on the Sound's 19th annual presentation. The play is believed to be The Bard's earliest stage work and probes the moral perplexities of fidelity and betrayal as two friends compete for the heart of the same woman.

As in years past, in lieu of a charge for admission to the park, a $20 donation is suggested, $10 for seniors and students.

The gala-and donations--help to fund the cost of the production and inter-active educational activities assembled for young people such as the anti-bullying initiative called "Speaking Daggers" and a brand new dimension for younger students, "Let's Play Shakespeare."

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