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Standing Ovation

| June 28, 2017 | Parties National

Writers Theatre and its loyal patrons celebrated 25 years of innovation at the WordPlay Gala.

THE PARTY Writers Theatre celebrated its silver anniversary in elegant fashion during the annual WordPlay Gala at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. Guests arrived at the swanky affair in their finest to support the educational and artistic programs that reach 10,000 students each year.

THE PEOPLE Theater-lovers Harrison and Lois Steans co-chaired the event along with John and Fran Edwardson. The evening honored Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols with the Spirit of Writers Theatre Award for their extensive patronage, including the new theater center named in their honor.

THE PINNACLE The entertainment continued with a show in the bold and inventive performance style of Writers Theatre along with a lively auction. Coveted prizes included tickets to see the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton in Chicago and tickets to a taping of Saturday Night Live in New York City. This year’s gala raised a record-breaking $825,000—a standing ovation for all concerned! -Sarah Przybyla


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