Monday, February 06, 2012

A Masked Ball -- What Fun!!

Everyone is invited!


Salem, MA -- The Salem Theatre Company celebrates ten years of live theatre in Salem with a Masked Ball Gala on Friday March 2 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Hawthorne Hotel Ballroom, 18 Washington Square West in downtown Salem. Tickets for March MASKNESS! are $55.00 per person, and includes your mask which you may select the evening of the gala.

“March is best known for college basketball,” said Norene Gachignard, President of STC’s Board of Directors. “But this theatre is taking it back with March MASKNESS!”

The tongue-in-cheek title was the brainchild of John Fogle, Artistic Director of the company, who also suggested the idea of a masked ball. “The idea was inspired by a performance of ‘Sleep No More,’ co-produced by the American Repertory Theatre and Punchdrunk, in which all members of the audience wore masks as they watched the play unfold. As actors know, it’s a mystical and freeing experience to be behind a mask. I’m sure our guests will also find it creates a unique partying experience.”

Music will be provided by the full orchestral sounds of Special Edition and Evan Northrup, a Salem-based magician will stroll the venue entertaining all with parlor tricks. Hors d'oeuvres will be passed and a cash bar provided.

“We are very pleased to have the support of many local shops and businesses for our Silent Auction which will include a Wes Welker autographed football,” added Gachignard. “We are looking forward to hosting a really fun party!”

Tickets are $55 per person and available online at or by sending your check or money order to STC March Maskness – PO Box 306Salem, MA 01970.


The Salem Theatre Company - a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization – was founded in 2002 and enriches the artistic, cultural, and economic life of the Greater Salem region through the performance of classic, contemporary, and new works of exceptional theater. The STC hopes to move and inspire, and to build connections with new, diverse audiences and theatre artists through the performing arts and arts education outreach.

STC‘s Season Nine is devoted to Grand Delusions: exploring the foibles, eccentricities, and boundaries of human imagination.

The company is led by Artistic Director John Fogle, Managing Director Gary LaParl, and Board President Norene Gachignard. Details about tickets, the theater on Lafayette Street, and Season Nine are at

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