Dallas — Today, April 23, 2014, is William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, and Shakespeare Dallas is celebrating it with a party on Friday, April 25, in the Design District. The Bard's Birthday Bash will have live and silent auctions, casino games, drinks, munchies and birthday cake. Tickets are $30 each, but you can win a pair of tickets here on TheaterJones. Below this news release, which has more info about the event, are instructions for the giveaway:
As Shakespeare Dallas celebrates the 450th birthday of the Bard, it’s important to keep in mind, the golden age is before us, not behind us. The 2014 Bard’s Birthday Bash, held at 129 Leslie (that's the name of this event space; the address is 129 Leslie St.) on April 25 at 7 p.m., will incorporate entertainment such as live and silent auctions and casino games. And of course, no birthday party would be complete without libations, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and birthday cake! The unique Design District venue will offer complimentary valet.
Partygoers can test their luck at the blackjack tables, or simply sip on some spirits as they raise a glass to Shakespeare. A variety of items ranging from restaurant gift cards to spa packages to a trip for two and more will be a part of the live and silent auctions, with all proceeds benefitting Shakespeare Dallas.
And, for the first time, a selected amount of VIP Experience packages will be available for parties of five. These packages will include an opportunity to meet Shakespeare in the Park performers, a private performance, complimentary food and beverage, an exclusive VIP area and more.
“What do you give to someone on his 450th birthday?” asked Raphael Parry, Executive and Artistic Director of Shakespeare Dallas. “We chose to honor his words and messages by continuing to support his work. The annual Bard’s Bash is Shakespeare Dallas’ largest annual fundraiser, but it’s also more than that. It’s a gathering for people who appreciate Shakespeare’s lasting legacy and want to celebrate many more years of his influence in North Texas.”
To win tickets: Email firstname.lastname@example.org and put SHAKESPEARE 450 in the subject line. In the body, include your name, address, phone number and best email contact. You have until 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 to submit an email. We'll notify the winner on Thursday morning.
Also, keep watching TheaterJones for giveaways to the summer productions at Shakespeare Dallas, Moliere's Tartuffe and the Bard's Much Ado About Nothing.