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Fools and Mortals at Play: 2018 Gala Event

January 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us as the Charleston Library Society and Bernard Cornwell present Fools and Mortals at Play: A Charleston Library Society Gala Event. This impressive and unique evening will serve as the Library Society’s annual fundraiser to support and further its mission.

Released just a few days earlier, come celebrate the US publication of Bernard Cornwell’s most recent work, Fools and Mortals. The novel tells the story of the first production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream taking place somewhere around February 19th, 1595. This midwinter night will be narrated by Cornwell while he highlights the play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the beginnings of the professional purpose-built theatres. The event will be interspersed with scenes from Dream and Romeo and Juliet performed by a group of Broadway Actors who bring their expertise and talent to this spectacular evening.

In addition to the story-telling and acting guests will be entertained by a very special musical guest. 

The evening will be held at the Dock Street Theatre being one of Charleston’s most historic venues. Built on the site of America’s first purpose-built theatre from 1736, this is the perfect venue for an evening of this caliber. Anyone with interest in literature, Shakespeare and the dramatic arts will be blown away with this spectacular event.

After the performance at the Dock Street Theatre there will be a lively cocktail reception held in the courtyard of the theatre. Attendees of this reception will enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres created by, James Beard Award Winner, Mike Lata of FIG. 

Fools and Mortals at Play: Gala Performance and Cocktail Reception – $250

This ticket price is for a very limited amount of patrons interested in the Gala performance at the Dock Street Theatre and the cocktail reception featuring a menu put together by Mike Lata of FIG.

Fools and Mortals at Play: Gala Performance – $150

This ticket allows entrance to the Gala performance at the Dock Street Theatre.

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January 13, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm