Photo Flash: MSNBC's Chris Matthews and More at City Theatre's 2014 Season Fundraiser
On Monday, November 25, notable guests, community leaders, theatre supporters and MSNBC Host Chris Matthews gathered to celebrate City Theatre's 2014 Season with a special fundraiser at Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. in Miami. Scroll down for photos from the event!
City Theatre Founding Chairman of the Board and Stearns Weaver Miller Shareholder Alan Fein welcomed over 125 distinguished guests to the intimate business luncheon that featured Chris Matthews, anchor of MSNBC''s "Hardball with Chris Matthews" and the NBC-syndicated "The Chris Matthews Show". A television commentator with remarkable depth and breadth of experience, Mr. Matthews shared his in-depth political analysis, fiery opinions and sharp humor about politics, the arts, and his new book, "Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked".
Prior to Mr. Matthew''s presentation, City Theatre''s Assistant Artistic Director Mcley LaFrance treated guests to a special performance of Richard Dresser''s short play Halftime.
Gala sponsors in attendance included Gene Stearns, Rick Schatz and Jennifer Buttrick of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A., Senior VP and General Manager of the Miami HEAT Andy Elisberg and his parents Nancy and Donald Elisberg, Mike Eidson of Colson Hicks Eidson, Adrienne Arsht Center President and CEO John Richard and Executive Vice President Scott Shiller, Dennis O''Hara of Wicker Smith O''Hara McCoy & Ford P.A., Key Biscayne Community Foundation Executive Director Melissa McCaughan White, Senior Banker and Managing Director at J.P. Morgan Private Bank Luke Palacio, Chairman of the Board Apollo Bank Eddy Arriola and wife Katie Arriola, with President and CEO of Apollo Bank Rich Daily, Daniel Gelber and Adam Schachter of Gelber Schachter & Greenberg, P.A., Senior Director of Human Resources at Benihana Maria Hernandez, Founder Aventura Worldwide Transportation Neil Goodman, Public Relations Director for the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Verona Carter, David Rothstein, Scott Dimond, and Jeffrey Kaplan of Dimond Kaplan and Rothstein, P.A., Judge Donald Graham and George Neary, director of cultural tourism for the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit City Theatre''s Summer Shorts Festival and CityWrights Playwriting Conference that will take place in June of 2014.
City Theatre is a professional theatre company founded in February 1996 and dedicated to the development and production of new work, specifically the short play format, featured in its award-winning annual Summer Shorts Festivals. Since its inception, the company has received over 15,000 national script submissions (with over 900 submitted for this season alone); produced over 375 original short plays by established playwrights and important new voices in the theatre; and brought together the largest ensemble annually of artists, actors, directors, designers, and production staff for programming that includes the annual Summer Shorts - America''s Short Play Festival, The Festival Family Musical, Shorts 4 Kids Educational Tour, Shorts Gone Wild and the CityWrights Conference. For more information on City Theatre or the Summer Shorts Festival, contact City Theatre at (305) 755-9401 or visit www.citytheatre.com.
MSNBC Host Chris Matthews with City Theatre's Literary Director & Co-Founder Susi Westfall and Producing Artistic Director John Manzelli.
City Theatre Assistant Artistic Director Mcley Lafrance and Chris Matthews.
City Theatre Founding Chairman of the Board and Stearns Weaver Miller Shareholder Alan Fein, Chris Matthews and Gene Stearns.
Ellen Freidin and Mary Barzee Flores.
Matthews signs copies of his new book 'Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked'.
Doug Biggers, Lynn Fichman, Christine Biggers and Michael Fichman.
Chris Matthews and Verona Carter.
Donald Elisberg, Neil Goodman, Pat White, Nancy Elisberg and Joel Schwartz.
Andy Elisberg, Joel Schwartz and Neil Goodman.
Chris Matthews, Jim Ruane and Kelly Ruane Melchiondo.