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Young professionals beat the heat with Alley Theatre mystery and happy hour

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Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Rachel Ballengee, Holly Ashe, Mary O'Black
Rachel Ballengee, from left, Holly Ashe and Mary O'Black at the Alley Theatre Young Professionals event. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Vince Strake, Hannah Mount
Vince Strake and Hannah Mount at the Alley Theatre Young Professionals event. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Paige Martin, Brandon Weinbrenner, Karen Man
Paige Martin, from left, Brandon Weinbrenner and Karen Man at the Alley Theatre Young Professionals event. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Paige Benefield and Lexington May
Paige Benefield and Lexington May at the Alley Theatre Young Professionals event. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Zulema Tamez, Jennifer Medel, Jeff Ordon, Rebecca Dallas
Zulema Tamez, from left, Jennifer Medel, Jeff Ordon and Rebecca Dallas at the Alley Theatre Young Professionals event. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Melissa Buce, Ashley Allen
Melissa Buce, left, and Ashley Allen at the Alley Theatre Young Professionals event. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Elizabeth Bannor, Courtney Webb, Jay Zeidman
Elizabeth Bannor, from left, Courtney Webb and Jay Zeidman at the Alley Theatre Young Professionals event. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Sara Kelly, Charlotte Cameron
Sara Kelly, left, and Charlotte Cameron at the Alley Theatre Young Professionals event. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Jennifer Graff, Marc Eichenbaum
Jennifer Graff and Marc Eichenbaum at the Alley Theatre Young Professionals event. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013  Dave Fagundes, Jessica Roberts
Dave Fagundes and Jessica Roberts at the Alley Theatre Young Professionals event. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Matt Novak, Pahl Samson, Mark Allen Howard, Josh Groomer, Brandon Weinbrenner
Matt Novak, from left, Pahl Samson, Mark Allen Howard, Josh Groomer and Brandon Weinbrenner at the Alley Theatre Young Professionals event. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Ashley Dinjar, Mark Godsey, Colleen Owen
Ashley Dinjar, from left, Mark Godsey and Colleen Owen at the Alley Theatre Young Professionals event. Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 crowd venue
Photo by © Priscilla Dickson
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Rachel Ballengee, Holly Ashe, Mary O'Black
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Vince Strake, Hannah Mount
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Paige Martin, Brandon Weinbrenner, Karen Man
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Paige Benefield and Lexington May
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Zulema Tamez, Jennifer Medel, Jeff Ordon, Rebecca Dallas
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Melissa Buce, Ashley Allen
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Elizabeth Bannor, Courtney Webb, Jay Zeidman
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Sara Kelly, Charlotte Cameron
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Jennifer Graff, Marc Eichenbaum
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013  Dave Fagundes, Jessica Roberts
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Matt Novak, Pahl Samson, Mark Allen Howard, Josh Groomer, Brandon Weinbrenner
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 Ashley Dinjar, Mark Godsey, Colleen Owen
Alley Theatre Young Professionals event July 2013 crowd venue

We don't recall a single summer filled with so many schmooze opportunities for the city's young professional crowd. Certainly, no dog days of hurricane season for the button-down set this year. Latest on the YP dance card was the night out co-hosted by Memorial Hermann Heroes in Health and the Alley Theatre's Scene group.

Youthful supporters of the arts and science combined their interests over cocktails and light bites, catered by Jim Benton, for the happy hour gathering that preceded the Alley's production of Agatha Christie's The Hollow. The classic Christie whodunit is part of the theater's Summer Chills series.

Ramping up their sleuthing abilities in advance of the on-stage mystery were Marc Eichenbaum, Rebecca Dallas, Natalie Blumrick, Elizabeth Bannor, Jessica Roberts, Dave Fagundes, Mary O’Black, Paige and Bob Martin, Karen Man, Jennifer Graff and Amy Lampi

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