From left: Renee Williams, Catherine Loevner, and Sam C. Badger
If you needed a boost of positive energy, UP Modern Kitchen (how appropriate!) was the place to be on Tuesday night. The Attack Theatre’s Dirty Ball held its kick-off happy hour party there, and it was quite a crowd. Sam C. Badger, one of the co-chairs who looked as though he stepped off the set of “Mad Men” in all the right ways, gave me the scoop about this fabulous party to support Attack Theater on April 12.
“It’s just the most fun event of the year. You can wear anything, and I mean anything. Less is more, glitter, sequins, superhero costumes...anything you want,” he said.
I filed this away for later, thinking of a mermaid-inspired dress I own that has been dying for a night out.
As I made my way through the crowd, I bumped into one of the co-founders of Attack Theatre, Michele De La Reza. She was an enthusiastic breath of fresh air.
From Left: Michele De La Reza, Peter Kope, Rebecca Himberger
“This organization prides itself on performance, and so does the Dirty Ball. We make it special because of who we are -- dancers, performers, artists. It truly is a unique event that sells out every year,” she said. “This year we expect more than 1,000 guests.”
The theme of this year’s party is Pirates & Robots, but don’t let that influence what you wear: You don’t need an eyepatch or a parrot on your shoulder! Ms. De La Reza made it clear that she wants everyone’s creativity to shine through in their fashion choices.
So I can’t be the only one wondering why they call it the “Dirty Ball” ...these aren’t necessarily two words that go together. Peter Kope, co-founder, was more than happy to solve this little mystery for me: “We always said that if we were going to have a ball--we were going to have a dirty one,” he said with a naughty glint in his eye.
Other committee members mentioned that this is one of those parties that you definitely want to stay through ‘til the end. “It borderlines debauchery, but in all the right ways,” added Larry Leahy.
Are you ready to get down and dirty? Get your tickets now for what promises to be one of the best parties of the year!
For more information check out: http://www.attacktheatre.com/dirtyball