Leave your troubles behind and escape to a magical evening of food, drink, entertainment, and wonderment! Surrounded by the outdoor beauty at Auerfarm, you’ll be transported to a place where the imagination runs free — all while showing your support for Playhouse on Park!
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Encore! will comply to all CDC & State of CT COVID-19 safety guidelines in place at the time of the event.
6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Outside at Auerfarm
158 Auer Farm Rd, Bloomfield, CT 06002
$145/person (Young Professionals: 35 and under)
Contact:Liz Reynolds, Director of Events & Corporate Relations
Open Bar for 1 hour, cash thereafter
3 Customized Craft Cocktails
Domestic, Imported and Craft Beer
Prosecco & Hand Selected Wines
Assorted Carbonated Beverages
Still and Sparkling Water
Station 1: Shoots & Roots
Garden of Baby Vegetables | Edible Olive Soil | Celeriac Labneh
Station 2: Sticks & Stones
Skewers of Tamari Mushrooms | Lamb Kofta | Beef “Pastrami” Cooked over Hot Rocks with Dipping Sauces
Passed Hors D’oeuvres
“Though she be but little, she is fierce!”
Beet & Goat Cheese “Sandwiches”
Pistachio | Sorrel | Sherry Vinegar
Salmon | Dill | Crème Fraiche | Nasturtium
Crab |Asparagus| Harissa | Yogurt
Mostarda | Chicharron | Cress
Chilled Spring Pea Soup
Pea “Dust” | Jamon Foam | Caraway
Station 1: Salads
“Things growing are not ripe until their season”
Strawberry Fields Forever
Strawberries | Pickled Green Strawberries | Almond | Mache | Champagne Vinaigrette
Pea & their Pods Garden
Peas | Pea Tendrils | Watermelon Radish | Sugar Snap Peas | Lemon | Olive Oil
Grains, Gems and The Giant Pit
Farro | Quinoa | Baby Gem Lettuces | Avocado Buttermilk Dressing | Pickled Onion
Station 2: Carving
"Fools make feasts and wise men eat them”
Breads from Doro Marketplace
Carved Sirloin of Beef
Pickled Ramp Chimichurri | Warm Potatoes
Olive Oil Poached Sea Bass
Sea Beans | Beluga Lentils
Sofrito | Bundles of Beans
Pistou Legumes | Greens
Strawberry Rhubarb Tart with Garden Mint
Chocolate & Raspberry Macaron
Lemon Bars | Blueberry
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Purchase an ad ($125, $250, $500)
Happily Ever After (Presenting Sponsor) $10,000
Knights (Platinum Sponsor) $5,000
Storytellers (Gold Sponsor) $2,500
Swashbucklers (Silver Sponsor) $1,000
Heroes & Heroines (Cocktail Reception Sponsor) $3,500
Enchanters (Dessert Sponsor) $1,500 *SOLD OUT*
Fairy Godmother (Young Professionals Sponsor) $750 *SOLD OUT*
THANK YOU TO THESE SPONSORS
THE KING AND QUEEN OF THE FAERIES
EZRA BARNES* is an actor, director and teacher. At Playhouse on Park, he played John Barrymore in I HATE HAMLET, and directed DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Direction) and ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST. Currently, he can be seen on the hit YouTube series Group, an innovative show about a therapy group. Off-Broadway appearances include the NY Times Critics’ Pick BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE (nominated for Best Play by the Off Broadway Alliance), and Atticus in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Queens Theatre in the Park). Regional appearances: McCarter, Geva, Hartford Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Denver Center, Pioneer, Paper Mill. TV: New Amsterdam, Jessica Jones, Orange is the New Black, The Sinner, Bored to Death, Law & Order, SVU. Film: Motherless Brooklyn, Unintended, Noah, Joshua, Once More With Feeling. He founded and served as Artistic Director of Shakespeare on the Sound from 1996-2008. Ezra runs Brooklyn’s Young Actors Workshop.
VEANNE COX* was most recently nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance in the web series 'Indoor Boys'. Last year, she was seen in 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel', 'New Amsterdam', 'Bull', 'Tommy', 'Bluff City Law' and ‘NCIS New Orleans.’ Her Broadway credits include; AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, A FREE MAN OF COLOR, LA CAGE AU FOLLES, CAROLINE OR CHANGE, COMPANY, THE DINNER PARTY and SMILE. She has worked extensively Off-Broadway and Regionally. Her awards include Tony and Helen Hayes Nominations, and Drama Desk and Obie Awards.
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity, the professional union for actors and stage managers.
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