Get in touch with your inner child on Sunday, October 29 when the Board of Directors of eta Creative Arts Foundation presents “A White Glove Event.” Despite the arrival of Fall you can still don those white gloves and come out to participate in the Centennial Celebration of Gwendolyn Brooks, her book, “The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves,” and the musical play based on the book penned by her daughter, Nora Brooks Blakely. Plus, proceeds benefit eta, Chicago’s oldest, consistently operating performing and cultural arts complex in the African American community. White Glove tickets are only $75/$140 for couples. For tickets and information, call 773-752-3955 or visit the eta website at www.etacreativearts.org.
The afternoon begins at 2 pm at eta Square, 7558 S. South Chicago Avenue with a pre-performance discussion with Nora Brooks Blakely and directors Aaron Mitchell Reese and Kemati J. Porter. The discussion will be followed by a performance of “The Tiger Who Wore White Gloves.” Immediately after the performance, guests will enjoy a reception featuring The White Glove Signature Cocktail, a Champagne Bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and a scrumptious dessert bar from Brown Sugar Bakery.
“eta’s Board of Directors is honored to present this event in celebration of Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks and eta’s vision to encourage families to embrace and share the rich literature of African-American writers and playwrights,” said event co-chair Diane Chandler –Marshall. Father David Alan Jones co-chairs.
Committee members are Lisa M. Allen, Cretora Barnett, Nora Brooks Blakely, Adjoa Blalock, Les Bond, Lucille Burrus, James W. Compton, Arlene Crawford, Mary Ann Davis, Clarice Durham, Mark Durham, Dorothy Odell Foster, Joan Gray, Patric McCoy, Nancy McKeever, Rita Taylor Nash, Yvonne Orr-El, Dorretta Evans Parker,
Kemati Janice Porter, Maya Durham Rayner, Amber Spencer and Audrey Tuggle.
eta Creative Arts Foundation
eta Creative Arts Foundation, Inc. provides professional training and work in the performing and technical arts for youth and adults. eta is widely recognized as one of Chicago’s leading performing and cultural arts complexes in the African American community and one of only a few African American owned and managed facilities of its kind in the city. eta has a commitment to the production of new works and the development of the individual artist.