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Raise a glass with us (from the comfort of your own home) as we commemorate two decades of bringing the greatest stories and poetry in the English language to the St. Louis area.

From May 6-8, we are opening up a virtual Fund-the-Need to directly support the programs you love like free Shakespeare in the Park, Shakespeare in the Streets, and the many regional education programs.


Thursday, May 7, 2020 @ 8 p.m.

Join us on Facebook Live at 8 p.m. for the public portion of the evening and virtual Fund-The-Need.

Join Us On Facebook Live


  • Before the event, you’ll receive a Gala-in-a-Box built for two, delivered to your door. It includes a themed cocktail, recipe card for hors d’oeuvres and entree, and sweet treats—as well as instructions for accessing the Virtual Gala. Sponsors and their guests will also receive a ready-to-heat meal from Butler’s Pantry and beverages delivered the day of the event.
  • On May 7th, don your “comfort couture” (finest PJs or most luxurious athleisure), prepare your snacks and libations, and tune in from your computer, smartphone, or another device. Through a private link, you attend the Virtual Gala with guests from around the world! You can stay incognito off-screen or join the party by enabling your device’s video. You will experience an interactive fundraising event with performances and speakers. Think old-school telethon meets modern video conference—but way more fun!
  • At the end of the night, we’ll raise a glass to 20 years and a heartfelt thanks to YOU!


Sponsorship Package

Steering Committee:
John & Christy Nickel
Kiku Obata
Terry & Sally Schnuck

Honorary Chairs:
JiaMin Dierberg and Brendan & Kim Johnson

2020 Honorees

Stewardship Award
Marvin Moskowitz

Leadership Award
Lana Pepper

For more information about the Gala, please contact Development Manager Tori Rezek at