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Ken and Mady Kades, from left, and Connie and Roger Plank at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner January 2014
Ken and Mady Kades, from left, and Connie and Roger Plank at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Ron Woestemeyer, from left, Dean Gladden and Mariette Woestemeyer at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner January 2014
Ron Woestemeyer, from left, Dean Gladden and Mariette Woestemeyer at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
C.C. Garner and Scott Ensell at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner January 2014
Jackson Gay and Gregory Boyd at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley opening dinner, January 2014Scott Ensell, C.C. Garner
Scott Ensell and C.C. Garner at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Alley opening dinner_January 2014, Van Ngo, David Ruiz
Van Ngo and David Ruiz at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Alley opening, January 2014, Brandon Weinbrenner, Mitchell Greco
Brandon Weinbrenner, left, and Mitchell Greco at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Gracie Cavnar, left, and Mary Kelly at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner January 2014 THIS.jpg
Gracie Cavnar, left, and Mary Kelly at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Florence Langford, from left, Jane Gladden and Anne Langford at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner January 2014
Florence Langford, from left, Jane Gladden and Anne Langford at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Christina Morse, from left, Elsie Eckert and Sidney Faust at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner January 2014
Christina Morse, from left, Elsie Eckert and Sidney Faust at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Rocky and Grace Holmes at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner January 2014
Rocky and Grace Holmes at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley opening dinner, January 2014Karla Vesey, Greg Vesey
Karla and Greg Vesey at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Alley opening dinner, January 2014Tom Gros, Elizabeth Bunch, Barbara Gros
Tom Gros, Elizabeth Bunch, center, and Barbara Gros at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Ken and Mady Kades, from left, and Connie and Roger Plank at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner January 2014
Ron Woestemeyer, from left, Dean Gladden and Mariette Woestemeyer at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner January 2014
C.C. Garner and Scott Ensell at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner January 2014
Alley opening dinner, January 2014Scott Ensell, C.C. Garner
Alley opening dinner_January 2014, Van Ngo, David Ruiz
Alley opening, January 2014, Brandon Weinbrenner, Mitchell Greco
Gracie Cavnar, left, and Mary Kelly at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner January 2014 THIS.jpg
Florence Langford, from left, Jane Gladden and Anne Langford at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner January 2014
Christina Morse, from left, Elsie Eckert and Sidney Faust at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner January 2014
Rocky and Grace Holmes at the Alley Theatre Opening Night Dinner January 2014
Alley opening dinner, January 2014Karla Vesey, Greg Vesey
Alley opening dinner, January 2014Tom Gros, Elizabeth Bunch, Barbara Gros

What: The Alley Theatre's pre-performance dinner on opening night of Other Desert Cities.

Where: The theater's Fondren Rehearsal Studio on the 16th floor.

The 411: Nearly 150 Alley patrons and sponsors joined artistic director Gregory Boyd and managing director Dean Gladden for the buffet dinner by City Kitchen and discussion on Jon Robin Baitz' acerbic family drama, which the New York Times acclaimed as "the best new play on Broadway" when it opened in 2011. Following the performance, guests gathered with cast members for champagne and schmoozing.

Who: Among notables were Christina and Steve Morse, Jane Gladden, Barbara and Tom Gros, Jackson Gray, Mady and Ken Kades, Jesse Marion, Grace and Rocky Holmes, Connie and Roger Plank, Kathy and John Orton, Clayton and Shel Erikson and Kathryn Ketelsen.

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