Gala Night was a spectacle of the fancy dressed, laughter, pictures and food for all in attendance last Friday. It was the party before the play “The Winter’s Tale.”
The event was fashioned in a Celtic theme with music in ensemble, and some were dressed in matching Celtic attire.
“We chose a theme that corresponds with the production and plan a pre-show in the style of the theme,” said Elizabeth Woodruff, member of the Gala Crew.
The event Friday started at 7PM in the main lobby of the SOU Theater Building. The play followed with an 8PM curtain call, and went till about 11:45 in the Center Stage Theater with intermission.
The play ended with bouquets of flowers being passed in the main lobby to the cast, photos, and laughter. According to Woodruff, there was also an after party.
Gala Night, old French meaning “rejoice” is held every year at SOU.
“The Winter’s Tale” is by William Shakespeare and is a romantic comedy about betrayal, death, and joy.
It currently plays through May 31st. Tickets are sold at the box office in the SOU Music Building, and can also be purchased in advance at http://oca.sou.edu/box-office. Prices run $6 for students, $18 for Seniors, and $21 for a regular.