A Puckish Affair

The Alley's opening night dinner for A Midsummer Night's Dream is a Puckish affair

A Midsummer Night's Dream opening night dinner is a Puckish affair

Alley Midsummer Night's Dream dinner, Trent O'Neal, Debbie McAngus, Josie de Guzman, Melna Moriarty, Carrie Vaughn
Trent O'Neal, Debbie McAngus, Josie de Guzman, Melna Moriarty, Carrie Vaughn. Photo by Kim Coffman
Alley Midsummer Night's Dream dinner, Gregory Boyd, Bob Cavnar, Gracie Cavnar
Gregory Boyd, Bob Cavnar, Gracie Cavnar. Photo by Kim Coffman
Alley Midsummer Night's Dream dinner, Duke Ensell, C.C. Ensell
Duke Ensell, C.C. Ensell Photo by Kim Coffman
Alley Midsummer Night's Dream dinner, Unidentified guest, Luke Hamilton, Chris Lane
Unidentified guest, Luke Hamilton, Chris Lane. Photo by Kim Coffman
Alley Midsummer Night's Dream dinner, Dean Gladden, Jay Sullivan, Mady Kades, Ken Kades
Dean Gladden, Jay Sullivan, Mady Kades, Ken Kades. Photo by Kim Coffman
Alley Midsummer Night's Dream dinner, Trent O'Neal, Debbie McAngus, Josie de Guzman, Melna Moriarty, Carrie Vaughn
Alley Midsummer Night's Dream dinner, Gregory Boyd, Bob Cavnar, Gracie Cavnar
Alley Midsummer Night's Dream dinner, Duke Ensell, C.C. Ensell
Alley Midsummer Night's Dream dinner, Unidentified guest, Luke Hamilton, Chris Lane
Alley Midsummer Night's Dream dinner, Dean Gladden, Jay Sullivan, Mady Kades, Ken Kades

What: A Midsummer Night's Dream Opening Night Dinner.

Where: Alley Theatre Margaret Alkek Williams Terrace Level.

The scoop: Before the Alley's season opening performance of the popular Shakespeare play, more than 200 patrons and guests gathered for a seated dinner, where artistic director Gregory Boyd discussed how the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death is being commemorated around the world — and in Houston — with performances of the Bard of Avon's work. City Kitchen catered the dinner that featured marinated shrimp and grilled pork tenderloin served with a faro salad and roasted grapes, with a chocolate mousse martini for dessert.

After the play ended, the crowd returned for a champagne toast, where they mingled with the cast, who remained costumed in glittery attire.

Who: Alley managing director Dean Gladden and wife Jane, Alley board of directors president Butch Mach, Oscar Brown and Sarah Morgan, Carol and Mike Linn, Gracie and Rob Cavnar, Patty Hubbard, Mady and Ken Kades, Florence and Tom Langford, Beth Madison, Janet and John Carrig, Kathy and John Orton, Patty and Larry Campagna, Karen and Doug Peck, and Karla and Greg Vesey.