2016 Gift Gala

2016 Season

Chicago Cultural Center – Sidney Yates Gallery

Performed November 10, 2016 – November 10, 2016

Thursday, November 10 6-10 PM

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Synopsis

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016

Chicago Cultural Center, Sidney Yates Gallery – 77 E Randolph St
6–8pm: Cocktail Reception
7:30pm: Presentation of The Total Gift Award: Daniel J. O’Connell
The Total Gift Award celebrates an individual whose love for The Gift and whose
pioneering spirit goes beyond all limits in order to make a total gift of themselves.
8–10pm: Entertainment, DJ, and Dancing


Tickets:
Individual Ticket $150
Industry (8pm-10pm): $40

Sponsorship Levels:
The Gifter-Reserved Table for ten: $1,500
The Storyteller- Premiere Reserved Table for ten: $3,000

1. Two premium tickets to HAMILTON, An American Musical! ($1000 value)
2. Official cast-signed VEEP script-The hit HBO show starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus!
3. Chicago Theater Ticket Package-including a Steppenwolf Subscription.

Three winners will be chosen!
Raffle Tickets are $25 each or five for $100.

The Gift Theatre ensemble of artists will gather with their devoted community of
supporters to celebrate The Gift Theatre’s 15th year of telling remarkable stories on
stage with honesty and simplicity. The Gift and has been recognized by Mayor Rahm
Emmanuel and the Illinois State Legislature as the cultural anchor of the Jefferson Park
neighborhood. The Gift’s ensemble of actors, playwrights and directors has garnered a
loyal following that extends from its northwest side neighborhood throughout the city,
country and abroad.

The Gift believes a play never closes until everyone who saw it stops thinking about it
and that art is, at its best, a sacred conversation between actor and audience, revealing
the joy and pain of being human. In other words, a gift. Our hope is that guests will leave
talking about our anniversary celebration with affection for years to come.