Lookingglass Theatre Company celebrated 26 years with 400 of its biggest fans March 8 at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson). Co-chairs Jon Harris and Diane Whatton welcomed guests to the annual Gglassquerade gala — themed “A Celestial Evening” — for cocktails, dinner and silent auctions. Ensemble members David Schwimmer, Philip R. Smith and Heidi Stillman captured the crowd’s attention, presenting civic engagement award to Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO of ComEd. Later, guests hit the dance floor to the sounds of local band Dr. Bombay. But it was the fundraising total that stole the show: $725,000 was raised to benefit Lookingglass’ award-winning theatrical programming.
The Sun-Times was the media sponsor of this event. The Sun-Times Foundation and the Chicago Community Trust will match donations to Lookingglass up to a total of $10,000. Up to $1,000 can be matched per individual donation.
Photos by Robert Carl