Society / The Seen

New State-of-the-Art Theater Creates Buzz in Galleria Area

Houston VIPs Flock to Opening

BY // 02.16.17
photography Wilson Parish

What: A.D. Players 50th anniversary soirèe

Where: The Christian theater company’s new home in the Galleria area

PC Moment: More than 450 guests packed the state-of-the-art theater, named for the company’s founders Jeannette Clift George and Lorraine M. George. Greetings were delivered by Ruth Graham, the daughter of the Rev. Billy Graham, and by Holly Alvis on behalf of her grandparents Janice and Bob McNair. Following a seated dinner by Culinaire in the grand foyer, guests made their way to the 450-seat theater where Jeannette Clift George was honored in a special tribute, followed by a standing ovation for the 91-year-old founder. The evening continued with the opening night performance of To Kill a Mockingbird.

Who: Chairs Marsha and L.D. Eckermann and Melody and Mike Massey, honorary chairs Evelyn Howell and Elizabeth and Peter Wareing, plus the Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell, Jill and the Rev. Clay Lein, Flo McGee, Judy Howell, Jane and Steve Marmion, Barbara Tatum Lewis, Estelle Porter, Pam and John Breeding, and Lucy and Michael Kuhn.

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