Shakespeare on Main Street Hosts Competition and Dinner
Shakespeare on Main Street is seeking to raise $6,000 for its summer tour of ‘Othello.’ A benefit fundraiser will be held at TED, in its historically charming, circa 1770 dining rooms (the house was a stop on the underground railroad). This festive celebration of theatrical and culinary skill begins at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and a Shakespearean Idol-style competition between five contestants for a $100 prize. The challengers will recite Othello’s final soliloquy, in which he is driven by remorse to take his own life. Dinner follows, prepared by chef/owner Ted Brothers, former executive chef at some of the finest resorts in the country. The menu for the evening draws on Ted’s sophisticated balance of French classic cuisine and his New World approach using lighter, healthier ingredients. Shakespeare himself would applaud the wild-caught Pacific salmon, available for only a few weeks, and paired with a fresh basil cream sauce, based on a wine and garlic reduction. Or choose chicken piccata, a lightly caramelized breast of chicken complemented by a fresh, elegant lemon caper sauce. And for vegetarians, there will be petite carrots and other regionally sourced vegetables with a Portobello mushroom entree and black truffle risotto. Dessert will tiramisu or strawberry-rhubarb pie.
Tickets to the fundraiser are $75 and must be purchased by June 24. Guests receive a complimentary ticket to opening night in Manchester. Proceeds benefit SoMS, a 501c3 charitable organization. Contact Mary Cardel at [email protected] for details or to enter the ‘Othello’ soliloquy challenge, or call Gary Meitrott at 802-282-2581.
‘Othello’ is being performed at Green Mountain College, in Poultney, Vt. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 25, 26 and 27; at the Riley Center, in Manchester, Vt. on August 1, 2 and 3; and at Town Hall Theater, in Brandon, Vt. on August 8, 9 and 10.