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Wondrous Occasion

| May 12, 2015 | Parties

The Party
The Lookingglass Theatre’s annual gglassquerade never fails to be a night to remember, and this year’s An Evening in Wonderland was no exception. Celebrating 27 years of creating professional, ensemble-based theater in the city of Chicago, the theater welcomed 350 guests to the InterContinental Chicago for an evening of Alice in Wonderland-inspired revelry.

The People
Honorary co-chair Nancy Timmers shined alongside celebrity chef and restaurateur Rick Bayless, and Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey—both of whom were presented the theater’s Civic Engagement Award by ensemble member David Schwimmer.

Best in Show
While sipping libations from Domaine Clarence Dillon, guests shimmied to the sounds of the Dr. Bombay band and perused this year’s exciting auction lots. All eyes were on an all-expenses-paid trip for four to Los Angeles, which featured a private dinner prepared by Bayless at ensemble member and TV producer Temple Williams’ home, with Garry Marshall and Schwimmer as guests. What’s more: The star-studded evening raised $700,000 to continue Lookingglass’ innovative programming. Wonderful, indeed. –Photos by Robert Carl



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