Northeast Stage hosting 30th anniversary gala

12/10/2013 4:28 PM |
KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO | Northeast Stage company actors rehearse "Romeo and Juliet" in August 2011.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER FILE PHOTO | Northeast Stage company actors rehearse “Romeo and Juliet” in August 2011.

To commemorate three decades of bringing local theater to the North Fork, Northeast Stage will host a 30th Anniversary Masquerade Gala and Fundraiser at Brecknock Hall mansion in Greenport early next year.

The Jan. 10, 2014 gala will feature live music from George Cork Maul, dancing and performances by Northeast Stage company members, and local food, spirits and goods.

Company founder and Tony Award-winning actress Peg Murray will be the gala’s guest of honor.

The organization is soliciting locally-crafted masquerade masks to put up for public auction, as well as Chinese auction items. Masks can be contributed up through Jan. 4, 2014, with 50 percent of the proceeds benefiting the mask makers themselves.

Proceeds from the event will be used to fund productions in the company’s 2014 season and beyond, including the free summer Shakespeare in the Park productions at Greenport’s Mitchell Park, a theater spokesperson said in a press release.

The event is being sponsored by Brecknock Hall, First & South, Stop & Shop, J. Shields Fine Wines, IGA, JET’s Dream, Osprey’s Dominion, and the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce.

Tickets cost $30 in advance, $40 at the door, and are $15 for students with a valid student ID.

For more information, click here or call (631) 477-2972.

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