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Sunday at 6PMPrice: $100, $90 for members
Cape Rep Theatre presents Summer Starlight, An Evening to Remember with guest of honor, Tony Award winning film, television and theater actress, Harriet Sansom Harris. Tickets for this benefit gala for Cape Rep Theatre include an outdoor party with hors d’oeuvres and live jazz, a performance and audience discussion with emcee Jared Bowen and Ms. Harris in the Indoor Theater and a champagne and dessert finale with Harriet Sansom Harris under the stars.
Summer Starlight is Cape Rep Theatre’s largest fundraising benefit and a highlight of our summer theater season. Join us for:
- wine and beer, provided by 1620 Brewhouse
- hearty hors d’oeuvres courtesy of ABBA, Mirbeau Inn & Spa at The Pinehills, and Nauset Farms
- jazz music by the Alan Clinger Trio
- a brief live auction offering memorable delights
- a performance and lively discussion with emcee Jared Bowen and Ms. Harris
- a post-chat mingle with our star under the stars
- handmade chocolates by Chatham Candy Manor
About Harriet Sansom Harris
An in-demand character actress in both film and television possessed of devilish comedic timing, Harriet Sansom Harris is perhaps best known for a pair of recurring TV roles, first as Frasier Crane’s gleefully unscrupulous agent Bebe Glazer on the NBC sitcom Frasier, then as Wisteria Lane resident Felicia Tilman on ABC’s hit primetime drama Desperate Housewives. Miss Harris most recently completed a run at La Jolla Playhouse of the world premiere of Joe DiPietro’s play, Hollywood. She has appeared on Broadway in It Shoulda Been You by Brian Hargrove and Barbara Anselmi, directed by David Hyde Pierce. Other Broadway credits include: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Present Laughter, Old Acquaintance, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Cry Baby: The Musical, (Drama League Nomination), And Thoroughly Modern Millie, for which Miss Harris received the 2002 Tony and Drama Desk Awards. Film credits include Love is Strange, Memento, Monster-In-Law, Nurse Betty, and Addams Family Values. TV credits include: Bill and Billie, Wilfred, Desperate Housewives, Frasier, Six Feet Under, The X-Files, It’s All Relative, Union Square and The Five Mrs. Buchanans.
About Jared Bowen
WGBH executive Arts Editor Jared Bowen is host of the weekly television series, Open Studio with Jared Bowen, which takes viewers inside the creative process, offering a blend of profiles, performances, and contemporary exhibitions by artists in Greater Boston, New England, and across the country. He is an Emmy-winning reporter with WGBH-TV’s nightly news magazine program, “Greater Boston” and appears regularly on 89.7 WGBH, where he covers the latest happenings in Boston theater, art, music, dance and film on WGBH’s “Morning Edition” every Thursday, and for Boston Public Radio. He recently debuted as one of three coaches on the choir competition show “Sing That Thing!”. He is a member of the Boston Theater Critics Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association and he serves on the Board of Governors for the Boston/New England Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. A contributor to “PBS NewsHour” and Boston Common magazine, Jared has produced five news documentaries for WGBH and the first three seasons of the public media company’s Eye on Education initiative. He has won two New England Emmy Awards for his arts reporting and is a recipient of the 2013 Commonwealth Award, recognizing achievement in the arts, humanities and sciences. Jared began his career at “Dateline NBC” in New York, and is a graduate of Emerson College, where he also won several Associated Press Awards.
Photos courtesy of Bob Tucker/Focalpoint Studio.