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Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – Romantic Revels

Bernadette and Dr. Scott Ashcraft were honored with the Founder’s Award at Romantic Revels. The event, a benefit for the Heart of America Shakespeare Festival (HASF), was held at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza on February 12th. Jessica and Jason Chanos were the chairmen. Guests enjoyed cocktails, a gourmet dinner, a silent auction, and dancing. For a special treat, HASF actors recreated scenes from Romeo and Juliet – including sword fights! Barbara and Robert Bloch were the hosts for the Patrons’ Party. The Festival is celebrating its 30th year of free Shakespeare plays in the park and education programs. 

Board Co-president Bill Yé and Sarah Yé


Jason and Jessica Chanos, chairmen


Edward P. Milbank, Good Will, and Nan Chapman


Deanna Diebolt, board member; Amy Embry, and Darren Sextro


Laurence Bate, Frank Campanella, Bernadette Ashcraft, honoree; Edward Bate, and Brian Martisauski


Michael Henry, Good Will, Bernadette Ashcraft, honoree; and Dr. Terry Anderson (out of camera range) Dr. Scott Ashcraft, honoree


R.H. Wilhoit, Good Will, and Alisa Lynn

Featured in the April 2, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo Credit: Brian Collins


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