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American Theater Company gala marks 30 years, raises $105,000

American Theater Company gala marks 30 years, raises $105,000

The Event: For 200 guests at American Theater Company's benefit at the Intercontinental Hotel Chicago, the focus was the evening's theme, "Making History Together." The Chicago theater featuring new and classic American stories celebrated 30 years of considering what it is to be an American on April 10. Cause célèbre: "Our mission is to explore what it means to be an American with amazing drama and comedy on stage," explained board member Lynn Hughitt of Evanston. She added that ATC's size — it seats only about 100 — does not prevent the theater from offering world-class drama and world premieres. "It's original works...

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