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Out & About: St. Vincent's 28th annual Summer Theatre Gala

Shirley McMarlin
| Sunday, July 9, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Gala committee members, (from left), Mary Catherine Motchar, and Bill and Phil Dymond, gather for a photo, during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Gala committee members, (from left), Mary Catherine Motchar, and Bill and Phil Dymond, gather for a photo, during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
(from left), Carey and Suzanne McMonagle pose for a photo, during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
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(from left), Carey and Suzanne McMonagle pose for a photo, during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
(from left), Mary Lou Hacker, Linda Assard, and Bill and Becky Thorne, gather for a photo, during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Mary Lou Hacker, Linda Assard, and Bill and Becky Thorne, gather for a photo, during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
(from left), Stage Right!'s Jordan Keenan, committee members, Judy Kovach and Gail McBroom and Stage Right!'s Anthony Marino, pose for a photo, during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Stage Right!'s Jordan Keenan, committee members, Judy Kovach and Gail McBroom and Stage Right!'s Anthony Marino, pose for a photo, during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
Committe members, (from left), Andy and Aliesha Walz, join Peter Hutchinson for a photo, during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Committe members, (from left), Andy and Aliesha Walz, join Peter Hutchinson for a photo, during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
(from left), John and Malinda Sherid, pose for a photo during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), John and Malinda Sherid, pose for a photo during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
Gala committee members, (from left), George Shaner and Linda Austin, pose for a photo during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Gala committee members, (from left), George Shaner and Linda Austin, pose for a photo during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
Gala committee members, (from left), Richard and Joanna Stillwagon, and Pam and Angelo DeMezza, gather for a photo during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
Gala committee members, (from left), Richard and Joanna Stillwagon, and Pam and Angelo DeMezza, gather for a photo during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
(from left), Theatre Technical Director, Christopher Plummer and his wife, Colleen, pose for a photo during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Theatre Technical Director, Christopher Plummer and his wife, Colleen, pose for a photo during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
(from left), Luke and Laura Latimer, of R& L Development Company, sponsor, Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., and Sharon Nies, of First Commonwealth Bank, sponsor, gather for a photo during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Luke and Laura Latimer, of R& L Development Company, sponsor, Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B., and Sharon Nies, of First Commonwealth Bank, sponsor, gather for a photo during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
(from left), Saint Vincent College President,  Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B.,  joins gala co-chairs, Marie Zanotti and Vance Booher, and Saint Vincent College Theatre Director, Greggory Brandt, for a photo during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.
Kim Stepinsky | For the Tribune-Review
(from left), Saint Vincent College President, Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., joins gala co-chairs, Marie Zanotti and Vance Booher, and Saint Vincent College Theatre Director, Greggory Brandt, for a photo during the Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Gala, held at the Saint Vincent College Carey Student Center on Friday evening, July 7, 2017.

Organizers of the St. Vincent Summer Theatre Gala did what they do best for the 28th annual event on July 7 in the Carey Student Center on the Unity campus.

They planned a festive evening of gourmet food and fellowship, topped off by the theater's current production, the madcap British comedy “See How They Run!”

Leading into the center were two black-painted running silhouettes, posed for by the granddaughters of committee members Joanna and Richard Stillwagon and crafted by committee member and woodworker Angelo DeMezza.

Holding the doors were two British Royal Guards in red coats and towering bearskin hats, courtesy of Stage Right.

Dinner entrees were a succulent beef Wellington and salmon in phyllo pastry, along with a potato bar and a table laden with biscuits (better known in these parts as the “cookie table”).

The theater rocked with laughter at the antics of a befuddled bishop, four vicars (both legitimate and counterfeit), a frantic wife, a harried maid and a meddling parishioner who gets into the cooking sherry.

A grand time, as they say, was had by all.

Gala co-chairs were Marie Zanotti and Vance Booher.

Seen in the crowd: theater artistic director Greggory Brandt, technical director Christopher Plummer with wife Colleen, Brother Norman Hipps, Dr. George andLinda Austin, Pam DeMezza, Phil andBill Dymond, Carmen andKarl Eisaman, Judy Kovach, Jim andMaureen Laffey, Gail andPat McBroom, Mary Catherine Motchar andJim Clayton, Michael Philopena and George Shaner, Barbara Ferrier andAndy and Aliesha Walz.

Also, Suzanne English, Linda Assard, Mary Lou Hacker, Bill andBecky Thorne, John and Malinda Sherid, Chuck andNancy Anderson, Teresa Baughman and David Nelson, Tony and Renata Marino, Joe and Bernie Biss, Anita Manoli, Father Paul Taylor and Archabbot Douglas Nowicki.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, smcmarlin@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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