Tea, fashion show will benefit Shakespeare Festival

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 10:21 AM

An upcoming fundraiser for the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival will feature a stylish afternoon tea following a musical program of fashions and memories of the idyllic 1950s.
The fundraiser, “Happy Days: Fashions from the 1950s,” will be held Tuesday, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the NCShakes Spirit Center, located at 807 W. Ward Ave.
The fashion program will be presented in William Shakespeare Hall on a raised runway, introduced at last year’s event, and will feature up to 12 models wearing vintage clothing from the era, with remarks on prevalent styles, accessories, and trends in hair and makeup. The fashion show will be accompanied by images, music and dance recalling the fun, the fads, and the fashions of the 1950s.
Attendees will then enjoy selections of hot tea served with miniature cucumber sandwiches, scones, fruit, cream puffs and other treats in Queen Elizabeth Hall, seated at round tables for eight guests, each uniquely designed by a table host. Table hosts and designers include J.H. Adams Inn, CornerStone Interiors, Paper and Party Place, Vintage Thrift and Antiques, and community volunteers.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Shakespeare Festival’s numerous outreach and education programs, including the annual statewide Shakespeare To Go tour; SummerStage camps and workshops for children and adults; Hands On Shakespeare educator workshops; SchoolFest performances for student groups; Classics in Context seminars; and new, Teen Ensemble and Youth Theatre programs offering free training and performance opportunities for young people.
Last year’s tea and fashion show, which highlighted the Ancient Age, netted more than $8,000 for NCShakes.
Tickets are $50 apiece.
Seating is limited, and reservations may be made by calling the festival at 841-2273.
For more information, call the festival or visit the website at www.ncshakes.org.

Want to go?

“Happy Days: Fashions from the 1950s,” a fundraiser for the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, will be held Tuesday, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the NCShakes Spirit Center, 807 W. Ward Ave.
Tickets are $50 each, 50 percent of which is tax-deductible.
Proceeds will benefit the festival’s outreach and education programs.
For reservations, call the Shakespeare Festival at 841-2273.