Encore! Fundraiser


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.


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Saturday, June 12, 2021

6:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Outside at Auerfarm
158 Auer Farm Rd, Bloomfield, CT 06002

$145/person (Young Professionals: 35 and under)

Purchase Tickets

Betsy Udal
Melanie Ellis

Renee Autorino
Kate Bunce
Tracy Flater
Kathy Frederick
Bonnie Gauthier
Sean Harris
Judi Manfre
Carol McCabe
Natalie Noack
Eileen Oconnor
Liz Reynolds
Dana Rudnansky
Rachel Spitzig
Darlene Zoller

Contact:Liz Reynolds, Director of Events & Corporate Relations



Bar Menu

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

Chapter One: Reception

Reception Stations

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
Buckwheat Blini
Salmon | Dill | Crème Fraiche | Nasturtium
Cucumber Terrine
Crab |Asparagus| Harissa | Yogurt
Chicken Galantine
Mostarda | Chicharron | Cress
Chilled Spring Pea Soup
Pea “Dust” | Jamon Foam | Caraway

Chapter Two: The Main Course

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
Summer Vegetable
Pistou Legumes | Greens

Chapter Three: Sweets and Treats

Strawberry Rhubarb Tart with Garden Mint
Chocolate & Raspberry Macaron
Petit Fours
Lemon Bars | Blueberry


For sponsorship information, click here. Click any link below to purchase an ad or sponsorshp.

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*



2021 Performers


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.

2021 Silent Auction

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