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Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – Patrons Party for Romantic Revels

On February 16th, the lovely home of Kelly and Joe Privitera was the site for the Patrons Party for Romantic Revels, a benefit for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival. That evening, Linda Word, board member, was honored with the Founder’s Award in recognition of her many years of service. Doctors Susan and Charles Porter were the honorary chairmen of Romantic Revels, which was held at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza on February 11th.

Deanna Diebolt, Elaina Sansone, and Amy Embry with Kelly Privitera, host (out of camera range) Joe Privitera, host; and Drs. Susan and Charles Porter, honorary chairmen


Gabe and Megan Egli


Jim and Diana Cusser


Linda Word, honoree; with Don Mackey

Featured in the April 15, 2023 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Deanna Johnson



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