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.