About Face Theatre’s WONKA BALL: DRAGSTRIP – Friday, April 15, 2016 at Ravenswood Event Center

Start your engines! About Face Theatre invites guests to put the pedal to the metal for a racy evening of wigs and wheels at WONKA BALL: DRAGSTRIP. The company’s annual gala will take place Friday, April 15, 2016 at 8 pm (VIP Cocktail Reception at 7 pm) at Ravenswood Event Center, 4011 N. Ravenswood Ave. in Chicago.  Tickets go on sale Monday, February 8, 2016 at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or by calling (773) 784-8565

At WONKA BALL: DRAGSTRIP guests are invited to make a pit stop to enjoy fantastic food, refuel with an open bar serving signature cocktails and join AFT at the finish line to celebrate with live entertainment, music and dancing. Plus, flip your wig over the stellar silent and live auction for which Wonka Ball has become known. Grab your clutch (be it a purse or a pedal), and join Chicago’s celebrated center for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and ally arts (LGBTQIA) as it celebrates its 20th anniversary on this unforgettable evening.

VIP Cocktail Reception

Do a victory lap and join About Face for an exclusive reception in the Winner’s Circle beginning at 7 pm, where guests will enjoy early access to the venue and silent auction, free raffle tickets, culinary treats and live entertainment. The reception will be hosted by members of AFT’s Board of Directors and the evening’s co-chairs, Carmelo BarbaroAnthony Ruth and Betsy Sylvester.

Proceeds from WONKA BALL: DRAGSTRIP will support About Face Theatre’s award-winning mainstage programming, new play development series and nationally-recognized educational program. Since 1995, About Face has created exceptional, innovative and adventurous theatre and educational programming that advances the national dialogue on sexual and gender identity and challenges and entertains audiences in Chicago and beyond. Support from Wonka Ball enables About Face to thrive as Chicago’s celebrated center for LGBTQIA arts.



Date: Friday, April 15 from 8 pm – 11 pm; VIP Cocktail Reception at 7 pm

Location: Ravenswood Event Center, 4011 N. Ravenswood Ave. in Chicago

Tickets: General admission: $150 (Early Bird Special $125 through February 29, 2016). VIP Cocktail Reception: $200 (Early Bird Special $175 through February 29, 2016). Additional sponsorship packages are available. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 8, 2016 at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or by calling (773) 784-8565.

WONKA BALL: DRAGSTRIP sponsors include SidetrackRavenswood Event CenterCort and Classic Party Rentals.

About Face Theatre creates exceptional, innovative, and adventurous theatre and educational programming to advance the national dialogue on sexual and gender identity, and to challenge and entertain audiences in Chicago and beyond.