This year's Honorary Committee includes close friends, family and colleagues of the Hendels and the O'Neills. Some comittee members include Rabbi Carl Astor, Richard Digby Day, Donald and Shelly Daren, Steven and Debra Daren, Elizabeth and Anthony Enders, Teresa Eyring, Gail and Jack Feinberg, Jerome E. Fischer, Edie and Richard Freeman, Robyn Goodman, Jon and Hilary Hendel, Stephen and Marianne Mills, Dan and Kathy Steward, Pat Daily, Garry and Janet Weiss, O'Neill founders George and Betsy White, chairman Thomas Viertel and executive director Preston Whiteway.
"All of us are indebted to Rita, Myron, Ruth and Steve Hendel for their incredible and steadfast support for the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and the lives they've touched throughout the this region," Whiteway said in a statement. "We are thrilled to be able to honor their contributions to our organization over these past decades."
The evening will begin at 6 PM with cocktails and silent auction, followed by dinner and a special program honoring the Hendels. The annual gala benefits the O'Neill's year-round activities, which are dedicated to discovering and developing new work and voices for the American stage.
For table and ticket reservations and additional information about the Summer Gala, contact Ainslie Seeber, special events manager, at (860) 443-5378, ext. 285 or visit theoneill.org.