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PICT Plays … with Mystery and Mayhem

PICT Theatre’s Costume Gala,
presented by PNC Bank and Jones Day
AEO Dance Party sponsored by American Eagle Outfitters

This gala is expected to attract 200+ guests for a one-of-a-kind evening offering both a bit of mystery and mayhem.

PICT is also pleased to welcome special guest Jack Gleeson (currently playing King Joffrey on HBO’s Game of Thrones.) who will serve as the King of the AEO Dance Party from 9-11 PM.

The gala consists of three distinct periods while all ticket price levels include open bar. 

    6:00 p.m. Award Reception honoring Ray Werner and Sara Steelman
    7:00 p.m. Dinner Party with silent and live auction 
    9:00 p.m. AEO Dance Party with sweet and salty buffet


A little bit of mystery …

Venture into the city’s most sophisticated playground, J. Verno Studios on the South Side

A little bit of mayhem…

Tempt your tastebuds with culinary creations from the chefs at Eleven, Soba and Casbah. Satisfy your thirst at the open bar.
Dance, dance, dance.

Play dress up. 
Wear your favorite cocktail attire or come in costume for maximum make-believe.

Get your 15 minutes of fame.
Step in our photobooth and be broadcast on 6 screens. Capture the memory and take it home.

Event dress is cocktail attire or costume, with prizes for best overall costume and best costume with a Sherlock Holmes theme.

To assist our guests with their costumes, PICT Theatre has partnered with Costume World to provide high-quality costumes for those that would like to take part in this way. Learn more.

AWARD RECEPTION, 6-7 PM: PICT is introducing two awards, the Anne D. Mullaney Inspiration Award, which will be presented to Ray Werner, and the Chosky-Rauh Theatre Award, presented to Sara Steelman. Cocktails and hors d’ouevre will be served.

DINNER and SILENT & LIVE AUCTION, 7-9 PM: Guests will dine with actors and directors from PICT’s family as well as special guest Jack Gleeson, star of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Producing Artistic Director Alan Stanford will serve as auctioneer for the live auction.

AE DANCE PARTY & COSTUME CONTEST, 9-11 PM: Jack Gleeson will be the guest host for the AE Dance Party beginning at 9pm. Gleeson will judge the costume contest, where cash prizes for the best Sherlock Holmes themed costume and the best overall costume will be awarded.


Ticket prices (All levels include open bar):
Award reception + dinner + AE Dance party = $250/person
Dinner + AE Dance party = $200/person
AEO Dance party = $35/person or 2 for $60
(Open bar available to those 21 and older; proof of age will be requested.)


Buy Tickets

Interested in sponsoring PICT Plays? Download the sponsorship packet. 

Would you like to donate a silent auction item and/or advertise in the gala program book? Contact Evelyn Castillo.

Join our email list to receive updates on the gala, or call the office to learn more at[masked]-6000.

For more information, please visit PICT Theatre


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  • Janet H.

    Well, you'll see me there, Jenny. You, too, Mark!

    October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Actually I will be working coat check and registration for PICT. Should be a wonderful party.

    October 27, 2013

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