4th Line Theatre launches its 2018 season with an evening of masquerade-themed fun, music, drag bingo, food, drinks and dancing at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in Peterborough on Saturday, April 14th. The masquerade ball fundraiser will feature Peterborough's very own Miss Divalicious and Ms. Madge Enthat who will entertain guests all night with their fabulous drag performances, bingo calling and witty banter. Back by popular demand, the emcees for the evening are beloved 4th Line actors Paul Braunstein and Monica Dottor, who will appear in character as the memorable couple Jean-Claude and Marie from Alex Poch-Goldin’s The Bad Luck Bank Robbers.
In addition to 50/50 and drag bingo prizes, the masquerade ball fundraiser will offer fabulous silent and live auctions featuring exciting items including two Mexican vacation home getaways, a stunning ZimArt Zimbabwean stone sculpture and a Niagara-on-the-Lake weekend getaway. All the monies raised at the masquerade ball will help support the charitable, not-for-profit cultural institution’s recently launched Epic Women’s Directing Project and the Emerging VOICES Program. “Both of these programs,” says 4th Line Theatre’s Managing Artistic Director Kim Blackwell, “give people the opportunity to find their artistic voices and change the world around them in a meaningful way.”
4th Line Theatre’s 27th summer season in 2018 will celebrate and explore the fascinating lives of girls and women and both summer shows will engage several female artists, actors and technicians. In July, Deb Williams will direct Ian McLachlan and Robert Winslow’s "Crow Hill: The Telephone Play", a beloved 4th Line classic which takes a poignant and humorous look at love, friendship and community in a world where technological changes can irrevocably alter the fabric of society. Then in August, Kim Blackwell is excited to direct the world premiere of Judith Thompson’s "Who Killed Snow White?" This ‘ripped from the headlines’ play is an unflinching exploration of social media and cyberbullying among today’s youth, featuring a large cast, youth chorus and elements of the epic and the intimate. This play carries a trigger warning for mature content and a 14+ rating.
Dress Code: Be yourself, be comfortable, be unique, be inspired. Maybe 50 Shades comes to mind, maybe a period piece; you could even wear business casual. There are no rules for this Masquerade Ball. We want everyone to have fun with it and let your imagination run free… and wear a mask!
There are two entrance fee options for the event;
1) $100 Premium VIP entry spots (a limited number) which include:
- Early entry at 6:00 p.m.
- VIP cabaret seating for the evening
- Complimentary cocktails
- Exquisite hors d’oeuvres catered by Black Honey
- An additional Drag performance set by Miss Divalicious and
Ms. Madge Enthat
- Three complimentary drag bingo cards.
- First look at the silent auction items
- First look at live auction items
- A $45 tax receipt.
2) $20.00 General Admission which includes:
- 8:00 p.m. entry
- Audience seating
- Drag performance by Miss Divalicious and Ms. Madge Enthat
- Drag bingo session
- Access to silent auctions and the live auction
To purchase tickets or for more information contact 4th Line Theatre at 705-932-4445 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out their website www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca or register your interest in the event on 4th Line’s Facebook Page and follow the #4thLineBall hash tag for up-to-date information about the event and some sneak peeks into the fantastic auction packages that have been prepared for the event.
Some Live Auction items (not limited to):
- Via Rail
- Two, one week Mexico vacation home rental (Simone Georges & Peter B)
- Sculpture from ZimArt
- Niagra-on-the-Lake getaway
- Happy Houseboat rental
- and much more!
Some Silent Auction items (not limited to):
- Disney World park passes
- Toronto Blue Jay vs New York Yankee tickets
- BBQ (Donated by Coco Paving Peterborough)
- Rebekah Littlejohn Photography session
- and much more!