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4th Wall Theatre Announce UP CLOSE COCKTAILS Fundraiser 2018


4th Wall Theatre Announce UP CLOSE COCKTAILS Fundraiser 2018 4th Wall Theatre Company - Philip Lehl and Kim Tobin-Lehl, Artistic Directors, and Tim Richey, Managing Director - are excited to announce the date for our Up Close Cocktails Fundraising Event.

On October 26, 2018, we will again present our annual fundraising event, Up Close Cocktails. We are pleased to announce that this year's hosts will be 4th Wall super-patrons, Ken Bohan and Dean O'Kelley. 4th Wall Theatre Company's mission is to develop and support theatrical artists by providing competitive pay and to develop and promote an aesthetic of acting that is truthful by producing exciting, cutting-edge, live theatre. In line with that mission, we are gathering at Studio 101 with a Host Committee dedicated to this vision. Individual tickets to the event are available for $50 each, on our website or by calling the theatre.

It will be a great opportunity to hang out with fellow theatre lovers and to meet some of the amazing theatre artists that are part of 4th Wall and Houston's marvelous theatre scene. There will be live Latin/Jazz music provided by Mark Towns for the festivities; beer from Saint Arnold; wine from 13 Celsius, with lite bites from Bouganvillea's and desserts from Rose & Bear. There will be valet parking provided for your convenience.

It's still possible to play a part in our Host Committee. Current Host Committee members include Amy Sutton & Gary Chiles, Paul & Julie Herman, Diane & Jim Tobin, Harriet Schubb & John Harris, Emily & Jake Speck, Roxi Cargill & Peter Weston, Michelle & Jim Connor, Howard Feldman, Patricia Larson, Michelle Mower, Pam & Art Nolting, Robert Richter, Bradley & Lynn Winkler, Emma Jacobs, Carolyn & Ken Davidson, Gayle & Corvin Alstot, Ruth McCleskey and Lucila & Bill Haase. Opportunities are still available to join the host committee at the following support levels:

$500 Backstage Crew

$1,000 Design Team

$2,500 Director's Chair

$5,000 Performer's Circle

New this year we will feature a silent auction spotlighting beautiful one-of-a-kind art pieces from our neighbors throughout the Sawyer Yard arts collective, in addition to other special items and experiences. Some of the artists donating their work include Syd Moen, Page Piland, Gary Watson, Cheri Randolph, Tod Bailey, and Chris Silkwood and many more.

Individual tickets are just $50 and are available on our website or by calling Tim Richey at 832-668-5903. There are a limited number of tickets available so don't wait to purchase until the last minute.

About the hosts for 4th Wall Theatre Company's Up Close Cocktails: super-patrons, Ken Bohan and Dean O'Kelley.

Ken Bohan is the Chief Executive Officer of The Liberty Group, which opened in 1977 and provides full-service executive search and personnel services to firms nationwide, from Fortune 500 companies to small independent businesses. Through The Liberty Group, Bohan supported the Main Street Theatre renovation; he was on the Board of Directors for Stages Repertory Theatre; and he currently serves as an advisor to 4th Wall Theatre Company. He has also served on the Board and is a Past Chairman of the Board to Bering-Omega AIDS Hospice / Day Care and Dental Services in Houston. In addition, he previously served on the City of Houston's Planning Commission. Mr. Bohan received his B.S. from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Dean O'Kelley is a National Sales Associate for The Liberty Group, a full-service personnel agency whose services include temporary staffing, pay-rolling, direct hire placements and executive search. Dean attended the University of Houston where he received his B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management. In 2006, Dean joined The Liberty Group where he focuses on Account management and delivering exceptional customer service to multifamily clients both on-site and corporate. A longtime supporter of the Houston Apartment Association, he is an active HAA board member and volunteer, serving on the Community Outreach Committee. Dean previously served as a board member of Main Street Theater.

Up Close Cocktails Benefit and silent auction is on:

October 26 2018 from: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM, at 1824 Spring Street, Studio 101.

Please RSVP by purchasing tickets at our website,, or call the theatre at 832-668-5903 to inquire about tickets or to join the host committee.

For the latest information about 4th Wall Theatre Company's upcoming season, to purchase tickets, or to receive exclusive ticket offers and advance notice of special events, please visit the theatre's new website at

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