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Attack Theatre's Dirty Ball attendees get creative with attire

John Altdorfer - Attack Theater dancers perform at the Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre on April 12, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Attack Theater dancers perform at the Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre on April 12, 2014.
John Altdorfer - Richard Parsakian, Tori Mistick, Sean Gray and Ken Kucera hit a grand slam at the Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre on April 12, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Richard Parsakian, Tori Mistick, Sean Gray and Ken Kucera  hit a grand slam at the Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre on April 12, 2014.
John Altdorfer - Event co-chair Kesha M. Pate and Sam Badger in the donor VIP lounge of the Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Event co-chair Kesha M. Pate and Sam Badger in the donor VIP lounge of the Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre.
John Altdorfer - Sarah Shekels and Stephen Lindsley in the donor VIP lounge of Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre on April 12, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Sarah Shekels and Stephen Lindsley in the donor VIP lounge of Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre on April 12, 2014.
John Altdorfer - Brian Siewiorek channels Napoleon and Grace Jones in the donor VIP lounges of the Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre on April 12, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Brian Siewiorek channels Napoleon and Grace Jones in the donor VIP lounges of the Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre on April 12, 2014.
John Altdorfer - Board vice president Jared Sadowski with Attack Theatre co-founder Peter Kope and board president Todd Owens in the donor VIP lounge of Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Board vice president Jared Sadowski with Attack Theatre co-founder Peter Kope and board president Todd Owens in the donor VIP lounge of Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre.
John Altdorfer - Joe King with Veruca la-Piranha at the Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre on April 12, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Joe King with Veruca la-Piranha at the Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre on April 12, 2014.
John Altdorfer - Natalie T. and Holly Cholak at the Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre. April 12, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Natalie T. and Holly Cholak at the Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre. April 12, 2014.
John Altdorfer - Attack Theatre dancers perform at the Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre. April 12, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Attack Theatre dancers perform at the Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre. April 12, 2014.
John Altdorfer - Attack Theatre dancers perform at the Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre. April 12, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Attack Theatre dancers perform at the Jane Street Warehouse on the South Side during the Dirty Ball to benefit the Attack Theatre. April 12, 2014.

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There was a spectacle unfolding within an otherwise nondescript warehouse on Jane Street in the South Side the evening of April 12, one that began with a plea to check your coat and shoes and seemed to peak when glasses were no longer necessary for drinking the champagne.

The Dirty Ball, Attack Theatre's shun of the common cocktailer, fulfilled its unofficial mission of providing some supreme people-watching thanks in large part to an entertainingly diverse interpretation of the dress code.

“I didn't get the memo on the outfits,” Gerry Morosco said, pointing to his suit and bow tie while a sea of Spandex and strategically placed swatches of fabric floated by.

Shock value varied wildly for a crowd that ran the gamut. The widespread appeal of not wanting to miss out on any action lured the masses in.

“It's different ... it's out of the norm,” Carolyn Lysey said.

Throughout the night, VIPs looking to take a breather — including board prez Todd Owens, Jared Sadowski, Bill andVivian Benter, Clyde Jones and Robert Morris, Cindy andRich Engler, Richard Rauh, Dr. Manny andDeb Reich, Sean Gray, Mark Phillis, and Paul Gitnik and Gene Svrcek — sequestered themselves in Richard Parsakian's Velvet Lounge, which offered enhanced customer service aka a private bar.

Artistic directors Peter Kope and Michele de la Reza led the charge for intermittent Pirates-theme performances. Sam Badger (co-chair with Kesha Pate) left quite the lasting impression by way of a suit coat covered in glitter.

“Look at this! I have gold all over me!” laughed Tracy Weigand (with KenKucera).

Kate Benz is the social columnist for Trib Total Media and can be reached at kbenz@tribweb.com, 412-380-8515 or via Twitter @KateBenzTRIB.

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