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Detroit Rep’s ‘Red Hot Summer Night’ fundraiser February 10

News February 07, 2018 Encore Staff

DETROIT ‚—The Detroit Repertory Theatre Board of Trustees’ is hosting its annual Red Night Benefit celebration and performance on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The theater welcomes the public to an evening of comedy, drama, romance, poetry, a silent auction, champagne and appetizers at the Board of Trustees’ annual Red Night benefit beginning at 7:30 pm. There will be a “reddest red” contest so guests are encouraged to wear the color of love.

The Detroit Repertory Theatre, affectionately known as “the Rep”, is guided by the belief that the sense of community is stronger than the entrenched forces working to splinter it. For over 60 years now, the Rep has been committed to producing the finest professional, diversity centered theatre, while providing cultural enrichment opportunities to all segments of the population of southeast Michigan. With the Rep, it has always been about the people. Its effort to reach everyone by ensuring that the price of admission is affordable and accessible for the community at-large is foremost.

This year’s Annual Red Night Benefit celebration’s theme, a “Red Hot Summer Night”, embodies the Rep’s commitment with the Midwest Premiere production of Dauphin Island by Jeffry Chastang, an award-winning, local playwright. The all inclusive evening will begin at 7:30 pm with champagne and delectable southern style appetizers, a Red Hot Poetic performance by Brenda Perryman, a silent auction, the “reddest red” contest, and a presentation to the 2018 Irma Wertz “Patron of the Year” honoree. At 8:30 pm, the curtain will open on the main event of the evening, Dauphin Island.

About Dauphin Island, Patrice Nolan writes the play has “…wry humor, punchy dialog and well-honed character development…Jonathan West and Yolanda Jack are experienced professionals who work well together to unpack these complex characters. Together, they generate a magnetic force that pulls us in, too, as they shadowbox their way through this moving story.” – encoremichigan.com

After the play, the “reddest red” contest and silent auction winners will be announced while guests enjoy chocolate during the champagne afterglow with cast, crew and playwright.

All funds raised from this benefit will be used by the Detroit Repertory Board to help support the theater and the community activities and events that it promotes, including the annual Community Street Fair and the legendary Actors’ Workshop.

Tickets are $35 each and may be purchased online at detroitreptheatre.com or with Visa or MasterCard by calling the Repertory Box Office at (313) 868-1347. There is no surcharge.