May 21, 2020
6:00 VIP reception, 6:30 dinner, 7:00 performances, auctions & dessert finale
St. Margaret's Hall, Chase Collegiate School, Waterbury, CT
Gold Ticket $50 - general admission*
Platinum Ticket $75 (limit 20) - VIP reception, preferred seating & gift bag*
*All tickets include wine, dinner, and cocktail tasting
For more than two decades, Shakesperience has inspired middle and high school students to spontaneously perform Shakespeare in their classrooms. For nearly a decade, we’ve annually persuaded civic leaders of all stripes to do the same for fun and the benefit of our educational programming. This year, instead of Shakespeare, we’re highlighting our Neighborhoods! Program, as we present Waterbury history, neighborhood by neighborhood, in Chase Collegiate School’s storied St. Margaret’s Hall. Our audience will enjoy wine and dinner as auctions, scenes and songs break out all around them to celebrate the history of the Brass City. Will you see your favorite community leaders as Rosalind Russell, President Kennedy, Carrie Welton, Roger Connor, William Scovill, or the Leatherman? You won’t want to miss it!
Shakesperience has grown the Neighborhoods! Program for seven years, writing scripts and songs for two Waterbury neighborhoods annually. It’s a multi-generational humanities program that records oral histories for lifelong learners at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, converting them into scenes, poetry, song, and multimedia presentations. Simultaneously, we provide prospective for (and give voices to) the young people in neighborhoods throughout the Brass City. Involving a cast of professionals, students and older adults, Neighborhoods brings stories of Waterbury to life.
Flik Independent School Dining
Golf, collectible, spa, dinner, excursion packages and more!
All proceeds benefit our acting class scholarship fund for low and moderate income students.
Chase Collegiate School
Connecticut Community Foundation
Elizabeth Carse Foundation
Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation, Waterbury PAL, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, DECD Office of the Arts
Sen. Joan Hartley , Rep. Jeff Berger & Rep. Ron Napoli, Jr. (State of CT), Barbara Davitt & Tom Chute (WATR 1320AM), Robin Sills, Joe Connolly & Dr. Peter Jacoby (Saint Mary’s Hospital), Jim Smith & Michael O’Connor (Webster Bank), Mayor Neil O'Leary (City of Waterbury), Lynnette Piombo (Mrs. CT USA 2008), Ron Pugliese (Naugatuck EDC), Corey & Danielle Shaker (Shaker Auto Group), Paula Van Ness (CT Community Fdn), Chuck Boulier (Ion Bank), Paul Largay (Largay Travel), Dick Lau (Cheshire Education Fdn.), Ann Merriam & Dr. Michael Feinberg, Maurice B. Mosley (Granville Academy), Carmen Romeo, John Fascia & family (Fascia's Chocolates), Jack Baker (Litchfield Distillery) & more...