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Houston’s Funniest New Play Brings Out the Laughs and the Theatre Heavy Hitters

A World Premiere and a Swanky Dinner

BY // 02.07.19
photography Jacob Power

What: The Alley Theatre CenterStage Dinner

Where: The Alley Theatre

PC Moment: Prior to curtain-up on the world premiere of Rob AskinsThe Carpenter, Alley patrons gathered for a swank seated dinner prepared by A Fare Extraordinaire. Fuel for the laughter-filled production included coriander beef and asparagus with corn vinaigrette and Texas pecan pie for dessert.

The dinner program included a welcome from Alley managing director Dean Gladden; introduction of Rob Melrose, the Alley’s new artistic director, by board president Butch Mach; and Melrose’s remarks about the play and director Will Davis, the Alley’s first transgender director, who also addressed the gathering of some 200.

Post-performance, a celebratory cocktail reception merged the lucky patrons with the cast of the rollicking play, all of whom were in high spirits thanks to the multitude of laughs.

PC Seen: Connie and Roger Plank, Carmen Mach, Lynn Wyatt, Kathryn Ketelsen, Margaret Alkek Williams, Patty Hubbard, Elizabeth and James Black, Patty and Larry Campagna, Michele Collins and Craig Moffatt, C.C. and Duke Ensell, Jane Gladden, and Linda and Mark Smith.

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