unGala 2022

A Very Foolish Dinner Party, April 1, 2022

Forget the little black dress, bowtie, and per plate pricing. This here is an unGala – nothing you’d expect of a traditional fundraiser; everything you’d expect of Lookingglass.

The Tony Award-winning art house has designed an intimate and fully immersive experience, under the name A Very Foolish Dinner Party, to rejoice in the return of live storytelling, and to support the weaving of tales to come. Join the Lookingglass Board, Ensemble Members, Artistic Associates, and guest artists in a promenade-style party through the rooms of Chicago’s iconic Palmer House, each centered on the esteemed theatre company’s core values (invention – collaboration – transformation) and featuring themed performances along every stop of the route. This unforgettable and whimsical night will be filled with live musicians, magic, and a sneak-peek at upcoming shows. Celebrate the return of Lookingglass by being a part of this progressive, immersive performance and party.

The funds raised from A Very Foolish Dinner Party directly support the Company’s core work, including the signature new play development process, gglassworks – the fountainhead from which the Water Tower-based Company’s genre-defying, world premiere works flow – and its Department of Curiosity programs that partner artists with more than 20 community-based organizations and 70 classrooms across the city, impacting more than 5,600 students, teachers, and community members each year.

We encourage you to follow your curiosity and explore our various Very Foolish Dinner Parties auction packages! SIGN UP now, place a bid and get ready to celebrate with us on Friday!

Can’t make it to unGala 2022? Please consider supporting invention, collaboration, and transformation by donating to Lookingglass!


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