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Alley launches performance with dinner, champagne and words of wisdom from Texas playwright

Alley launches play with dinner, champagne, chat with Texas playwright

Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, Gregory Boyd, Suzanne Vega, Rob Askins
Gregory Boyd, Suzanne Vega, Rob Askins. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, Tino and Nini Bekhradi
Tino Bekhradi, Nini Bekhradi. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, Beth Madison, Lynn Wyatt, Kelly Somoza
Beth Madison, Lynn Wyatt, Kelly Somoza. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, Mady Kades, Jay Sullivan, Ken Kades
Mady Kades, Jay Sullivan, Ken Kades. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, Mark Shanahan and Dean Gladden
Mark Shanahan, Dean Gladden. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, Lois Stark, George Stark
Lois Stark, George Stark. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, carmen Mach, Butch Mach
Carmen Mach, Butch Mach. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, Connie Plank, Roger Plank, Ryan Arnoult
Connie Plank, Roger Plank, Ryan Arnoult. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, Jennifer Smith and Peter Ragauss
Jennifer Smith, Peter Ragauss. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, Rob and Julie Goytia
Rob Goytia, Julie Goytia. Photo by Priscilla Dickson
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, Gregory Boyd, Suzanne Vega, Rob Askins
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, Tino and Nini Bekhradi
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, Beth Madison, Lynn Wyatt, Kelly Somoza
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, Mady Kades, Jay Sullivan, Ken Kades
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, Mark Shanahan and Dean Gladden
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, Lois Stark, George Stark
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, carmen Mach, Butch Mach
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, Connie Plank, Roger Plank, Ryan Arnoult
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, Jennifer Smith and Peter Ragauss
Alley Season Opener_Aug. 2016, Rob and Julie Goytia

What: Alley Theatre opening night dinner for Hand To God.

Where: Alley Theatre Margaret Alkek Williams Terrace Level dining room.

The scoop: Artistic director Gregory Boyd and managing director Dean Gladden welcomed the VIP gathering of 50 Alley board members for the pre-performance dinner at which playwright Rob Askins of Cypress, Texas, discussed his Broadway hit that is concurrently being performed in London.

Among the guests who joined the celebration were Hand to God director Mike Shanahan as well as Jackson Gay and Suzanne Vega, in town for a special presentation of their musical in progress Lover, Beloved: An Evening with Carson McCullers.

Who: Mady and Ken Kades, Lynn Wyatt, Jane Gladden, Connie and Roger Plank, Beth Madison, Carmen and Butch Mach, Jennifer Smith and Peter Ragauss, Lois and George Stark, Kelly Somoza, and Josephine and Phil John.

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