Stephen Colbert to host Lookingglass gglassquerade, celebrating 25 years
Oct 18, 2012
Lookingglass Theatre's Board of Directors and Gala Committee announce one of Chicago's highly anticipated events of the season, the 2013 Lookingglass gglassquerade, which will celebrate 25 years of ensemble collaboration, transformation and invention. Host Stephen Colbert, of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report, will be presented with the Lookingglass Civic Engagement Award at the event. gglassquerade will be held Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. at The Four Seasons, 120 East Delaware Place in Chicago.
"The fact that Stephen is uncannily brilliant, desperately funny, and irritatingly good-looking is not particularly important, or something we should hold against him (but we do so anyway)," quips Artistic Director Andrew White. "What is important is from his early days doing improv with Lookingglass founders at Northwestern to his current role as host of the award-winning show The Colbert Report, Stephen has been a great friend to Lookingglass and a champion of, and ambassador for, the City of Chicago. We are so pleased to have him as the host of our 25th Anniversary gglassquerade and to present to him the Lookingglass Civic Engagement Spirit Award."
Each year gglassquerade attracts Chicago's corporate, cultural, and social leaders. With the funds raised through gglassquerade, Lookingglass will advance its commitment to new theatrical works and increase its work with Chicago-area students and families through educational and community programming reaching thousands of community members annually.
The gglassquerade Co-Chairs are Jon Harris of Hillshire Brands, Jill Reznick Meier of Goldman Sachs, and Diane Whatton of BMO Harris Bank.
The Co-Chairs of the 25th Anniversary Committee are Les Coney of Mesirow Financial and Lookingglass Immediate Past Chairman Lisa Naparstek Green.
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