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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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