Wonka Ball This ThursdayMay 4, 2009
A little while ago, About Face Theatre dropped all pretenses and told us how bad they needed money. As Chicago’s only theatre company whose mission is to further the LGBTQ mission, this was very, very bad news. People have been donating, volunteering and even making video-testimonials as to why AFT is so important. It’s been working, too: a quick glance at the website shows that their “Face The Future” campaign has raised over $144,000, almost halfway toward their final goal. The annual Wonka Ball, AFT’s biggest fund raising gala is happening this Thursday, and luckily, it also happens to be Chicago’s best fancy party for theater loving homos. Bonnie Metzgar has done a great job so far of mobilizing the troops, and this year’s Wonka will most likely be a fun, boozy, queer call to action. This year’s party will feature a performances by the cast and band of the hit new production of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” (produced by American Theater Company in association with About Face), drag sensation Dida Ritz and the New York nouveau-nerd band “The Gay Agenda.” AFT will also be honoring Windy CIty Times editor Tracy Baim for 25 years worth of excellent journalism. I’m excited!
Thursday May 7, 2009
1840 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago
6-7:30pm: VIP RECEPTION
7-11:00pm: MAIN PARTY
Click HERE for tickets.
Tickets are expensive, and if they are too much, send an email offering to volunteer or you can donate directly to About Face Theatre by clicking here: https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/store/1411/donate/195