Lynn Wyatt and Alley Theatre patrons celebrate opening of screwball comedy
Among the 200 Alley Theatre supporters invited to attend the opening night dinner for "Born Yesterday" was honorary producer Lynn Wyatt and a host of notables who held the role of associate producers.
The heady dinner crowd included a number of the associate producers — Margaret Alkek Williams, Sharyn and Jim Weaver representing the Gordon A. Cain Foundation, Anne and Albert Chao, Cathy and Jesse Marion, Christina and Stephen Morse, and Connie and Roger Plank.
Before the curtain rose on the screwball comedy, guests gathered for dinner in the newly-renovated Margaret Alkek Williams Terrace Level Dining Rooms, which offer grand views of the city skyline.
City Kitchen provided the "picnic on the Potomac" repast that featured charred beef tenderloin on succotash, deviled crab and shrimp salad and banana parfait with a peanut butter cookie dipped in chocolate.
Alley artistic director Gregory Boyd and managing director Dean Gladden welcomed guests, spoke on the significance of the play, and introduced director Jonathan Moscone.
Following the performance, the heady crowd gathered with the play's actors for champagne toasts. Among them were Jeanie Kilroy Wilson and Wally Wilson, Michelle and Frank Hevrdejs, William Hamilton, Jane Gladden, Carmen and Butch Mach, Cathy and Joe Cleary, Linda McReynolds and Elsie and Les Eckert.