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Heart of America Shakespeare Festival – ROMANtic Revels

ROMANtic Revels featured a Roman theme this year, complete with a sword fight scene by HASF actors in appropriate garb, bringing a taste of Julius Caesar to the evening! The February 10th gala was held at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails, a gourmet dinner, a silent auction, and dancing. Diana and Jim Cusser were the honorary chairmen, and Merrily Jackson and the late Jim Jackson were honored with the Founder’s Award. Proceeds from the event benefit Heart of America Shakespeare Festival’s education programs and the 32nd summer season at Southmoreland Park. 

Jean-Anne and Mark Sudermann


Lorece Chanelle and Taylor Smith


David Wiley, John Rufenacht, Merrily Jackson, honoree; Dr. Regina Nouhan, and Richard Lara


Jonathan and Gail Thomas


Courtney and Conny Crappell


Henry Lane and Elizabeth Suh Lane


Susann Ogg and Jeff Anthony


Demetrius Philp and Khalia Davis


Ricardo Paton, the Honorable Stephanie Taormina, Dr. Marc Taormina, and Dr. David John


Debbie Sosland-Edelman and Alan Edelman


Linda and John Perkins

Featured in the March 23, 2024 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Brian Collins


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