Vino Festa will transform Everyman Theatre into an Italian festival of wine and food made irresistible by a custom menu from Tony Foreman of Foreman Wolf Restaurants. Guests will wander the rooms of Everyman’s new home to find signature Italian dishes alongside the finest wines of the region and delicious pastries. Festivities will take place on Saturday, April 5 beginning at 6:30 PM. The ticket price is $100 per person in advance; tickets at the door will be $125.
The event will include unique “pop-up” performances by opera singers at the piano on the mezzanine, commedia dell’arte performance troupes, period-style swordfighters, and more throughout the evening. Performances will spontaneously occur in the middle of crowded rooms, creating the festive atmosphere of an Italian street fair. The evening will also include silent and live auctions of food, wine and travel packages.
“It’s an event like nothing Baltimore has seen before,” said Everyman’s Founding Artistic Director Vincent Lancisi. “You’ll think you’re in a sophisticated and fun Italian festival when you enter Everyman on April 5th and see nothing but the best food, the finest wine, and the most dynamic performances around you. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Foreman Wolf on such an exciting and unique party.”
Tony Foreman is co-owner of Baltimore’s premier restaurant company, Foreman Wolf, which is comprised of six award-winning restaurants and two retail wine stores: Charleston, Petit Louis Bistro in Roland Park, Pazo, Cinghiale, Johnny’s, Petit Louis Bistro on the lake in Columbia, Bin 604 Wine Sellers and Bin 201 Wine Sellers. Foreman Wolf’s restaurants consistently make appearances on the top-ranked lists for Baltimore Magazine, OpenTable, and City Paper. Food and Wine Magazine awarded Cinghiale’s wine list “one of the best in the country.”
Tickets for Vino Festa are now on sale and can be purchased by visiting www.everymantheatre.org/vinofesta. Proceeds from the event will support Everyman’s mission to create affordable and accessible theatre. All festivities will take place at Everyman Theatre, 315 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
Everyman Theatre is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. Everyman Theatre is a proud member of the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District.
Everyman Theatre is a professional Equity theatre company celebrating the actor, with a resident company of artists from the Baltimore/DC area. Founded in 1990 by Vincent Lancisi, the theatre is dedicated to engaging the audience through a shared experience between actor and audience seeking connection and emotional truth in performance. Everyman is committed to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone.
Vincent Lancisi is the Artistic Director of Everyman Theatre; Ian Tresselt is the Managing Director. For information about Everyman Theatre, visit www.everymantheatre.org or call 410.752.2208.