Jack Gleeson Set to Be Special Guest Host for PICT Plays October 28th
PICT Theatre, presenting sponsors PNC Bank and Jones Day, and Dance Party sponsor American Eagle Outfitters are pleased to announce PICT's reimagined annual fundraiser, a three-part celebration to be held at J. Verno Studios on the South Side.
AWARD RECEPTION, 6-7 PM: PICT is introducing two awards, the Anne D. Mullaney Inspiration Award, which will be presented to Ray Werner, and the Chosky-Rauh Theatre Award, presented to Sara Steelman. Cocktails and hors d'ouevre will be served.
DINNER and SILENT & LIVE AUCTION, 7-9 PM: Guests will dine with actors and directors from PICT's family as well as special guest Jack Gleeson, star of HBO'sGame of Thrones. Producing Artistic Director Alan Stanford will serve as auctioneer for the live auction.
AE DANCE PARTY & COSTUME CONTEST, 9-11 PM: Jack Gleeson will be the guest host for the AE Dance Party beginning at 9pm. Gleeson will judge the costume contest, where cash prizes for the best Sherlock Holmes themed costume and the best overall costume will be awarded.
ABOUT JACK GLEESON:
Jack also portrayed Young Pip in the Gate's production of Great Expectations, a production which PICT will present in December of 2014.
"Jack Gleeson is an incredibly talented young actor and I'm extraordinarily pleased by his success. He first worked with me as a most heart-rending Tiny Tim and his natural ability to engage with audiences marked him at once as a natural actor with star quality. Apart from his stage work, which also includes his work in theater for children, he already has a considerable screen career. These credits include appearances in Batman Begins, Reign of Fire and All Good Children. He is also, and very much unlike the character he portrays on Game of Thrones, one of the nicest, most articulate young men you could ever hope to meet, and I'm glad the guests at the gala will get to enjoy his company all evening."
Jack stars in HBO's Game of Thrones as Joffrey Baratheon. He is a student of Trinity College, Dublin as well as a founder and artistic director of Collapsing Horse Theatre Company, which is based in Dublin.