TribLIVE

| Home


Weather Forecast
 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre dines it up at LeMont gala

About Kate Benz
Picture Kate Benz 412-380-8515
Fanfare Columnist
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Kate Benz is the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Fanfare columnist.

Daily Photo Galleries


By Kate Benz

Published: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, 8:53 p.m.

“I have two rules,” shared Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre artistic director Andrew Paul. “One: I don't drink until after we've made our presentations and two: I take notes. You never know when you're going to blank out.”

No blank outs reported among any of the 260 who were on hand at the Midnight In Paris-themed gala held at LeMont on Thursday, where the likes of co-chairs Robert Levin and his wife, Kerry Bron, honoree Marina Stockdale, board prez Eugene and Sandy O'Sullivan, co-founder Stephanie Riso, Judy and John Woffington, and Jeff and Rachel Lowden were mingling.

During cocktails, the aforementioned rule maker was seen walking the walk, diligently taking notes at the podium before striking up a conversation with Richard Rauh.

Meanwhile, people were six deep as they elbowed their way through the room that quickly induced claustrophobia.

A silver lining, though, as the guest list included about 40 more than it did last year.

“It's been a bit of a challenging environment with the economy the past few years, but we're doing OK,” Paul added.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Garden Q&A: Firecracker vine OK for trellis?
  2. Starkey: Penguins’ arrogance astounding
  3. Matt Calvert’s goal in double OT evens series for Blue Jackets
  4. Second-period short-handed goal gives Blue Jackets momentum
  5. Real estate notes: Work on expansion to Pediatric Specialty Hospital to begin
  6. Shaler track star Schwartz in class of her own
  7. Tax law proves its worth by bringing in lost revenue
  8. Draftees’ longevity key for NFL success
  9. Mail for IRS delivered to Squirrel Hill home
  10. Penguins’ Gibbons scores twice but leaves with apparent injury
  11. Saturday essay: Resurrection
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.