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Little Dream C H A R L E S TO N S TAG E’S 16TH ANNUAL DINNER AND GALA


S P E C I A L T H A N K S TO O U R G A L A S P O N S O R S G O L D A S S O C I A T E s p o n so r s :

S I L V E R co r p o r ate s p o n so r s :

Brandon and Katherine Guest

F r ie n ds of t h e gala :

Buddy Bebergal

Robbie Rice Dietrich

A n d to o u r c h ef h os p italit y r oo m S p o n so r S :

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The Board of Trustees of The Charleston Stage Company Presents

DREAM A L ittle D ream T H E 1 6 th A nnual D inner and G ala T he G aillard E x hi b ition H all

Saturday, October 1, 2011 S ilent Auction and Cocktails

6:30 pm until 7:45 pm T hree Course D inner

8:00 pm until 9:00 pm L i v e Auction

8:30 pm until 9:45 pm G O L D A S S O C I AT E S P O N S O R S

SCBT Firefly Records S I LV E R CO R P O R AT E S P O N S O R S

FRIENDS OF THE GALA

Bluestein & Douglas, LLC Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP Brandon and Katherine Guest Wells Fargo Private Bank

Buddy Bebergal Robbie Rice Dietrich Haynes, Inc. Palmetto Exterminators

P roduced b y

Mitchell Crosby of JMC Charleston auctioneer

Matt Holiday CHARLESTON STAGE 34TH SEASON WWW.CHARLESTONSTAGE.COM Julian Wiles, Founder and Producing Artistic Director Marybeth Clark, Associate Artistic Director

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C harleston S tage W elcomes you to the 1 6 th A nn UA L D inner & G ala Charleston Stage is the largest professional theatre company in South Carolina. Led, since 1978, by Playwright and Founder Julian Wiles, Charleston Stage has presented over 300 productions, including more than 20 World Premieres to audiences that now number over one million. Charleston Stage employs 10 full-time staff members plus guest artists and scores of actors, dancers, singers, and musicians. Outstanding local professional performers and Resident Professional Actors are joined each season by professional equity actors from New York, Atlanta, and beyond to perform in more than 125 performances each season. Charleston Stage is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. Thank you for your support!

G ala CO M M I T T E E

Mary Millette - Gala Co-Chair Natalie Bluestein Jeanne Condon

Sam Gilner - Gala Co-Chair Monica Lavin Jennifer Murray

charleston stage 2011/12 B OA R D O F T R U S T E E S Mrs. Jennifer Murray South Carolina Bank and Trust Board President Mr. Dave Marley Wells Fargo Private Bank Board Vice President Mrs. Suzanne Lynch Wells Fargo Bank Board Treasurer

Mrs. Jeanne Condon Merrill Lynch Mr. Sam Gilner Community Volunteer Director’s Circle Co-Chair Annual Gala Co-Chair Mrs. Katherine Glenn Community Volunteer

Mrs. Mary Millette Philips Medical Systems Board Secretary/ Annual Gala Co-Chair

Mr. Jonathan Kiser Group Dynamic Rentals Mrs. Monica Lavin College of Charleston

Mrs. Natalie Parker Bluestein Bluestein & Douglas Director’s Circle Co-Chair

Mrs. Jennifer McElveen Community Volunteer Spring Fundraising Chair

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Mrs. Anne Peterson-Hutto Law Office of Anne Peterson-Hutto Mr. John Rosen Rosen, Rosen & Hagood, LLC Business/Sponsorship Chair Mr. Gregory C. Rothschild The Carolinas Financial Network Mr. Halsey Schreier Clawson & Staubes Governance Chair Mr. Chris South Blackbaud Mr. Joshua Whitley Community Volunteer


M essage from the founder Dear Friends, Welcome! Thanks so much for being a part of our 16th Charleston Stage Annual Dinner and Gala. Tonight’s fundraiser, our largest of the year, is critical to Charleston Stage’s ongoing operations both for the 100+ performances we produce at the Historic Dock Street Theatre each season but also for more than 15,000 Lowcountry young people who are enriched by Charleston Stage’s extensive education programs each year. Like everyone, we are all still challenged by this sluggish economy, but for Charleston Stage there is good news too. Audiences are enthusiastic and ticket sales grew by over 20% last season. We are also happy to report that our education programs continue to see record enrollments. The difficult cuts we have put in place over the past few seasons have kept us viable but, like most non-profits, we still rely on the generosity of people like you to provide the over three-quarters of a million dollars we must raise each season to meet our $1.5 million dollar budget. With that in mind, we hope you will be especially generous in tonight’s auctions. Your support over the past 34 years has made Charleston Stage one of the city’s premier arts institutions. Your support is needed now, more than ever, as Charleston Stage continues its ongoing mission to give this great city the great theatre it deserves. Many thanks for your generous support and we look forward to seeing you at future performances at the Historic Dock Street Theatre. Julian Wiles Founder and Producing Artistic Director T H E 1 6 th A nn U A L D inner & G ala

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P ick A n y L i v e Auction You Want for $ 1 0 0 ! “FIRST CHOICE” Want to choose any Live Auction item even before the auction begins? Well you can for a donation of $100. One lucky donor will have the pick of the litter by choosing any Live Auction item they wish from a fantastic trip to Tuscany to exclusive tickets to the opening night of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess on Broadway and more. Donate as many times as you wish. Visit the information table in the lobby to find out more about this tremendous opportunity. The winner will be announced right before the Live Auction at 8:30. You must be present to win.

Brand N ew i Pad 2 C an Be Yours W hen You D onate $ 50 To O ur E ducation F und ! 33 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter, with two cameras, 9.7” widescreen display, wifi, Bluetooth and much more, this brand new iPad 2 is, without a doubt, the latest and greatest. Valued at $500, this technical marvel can be yours with a simple $50 donation to our Education Fund. Donate as many times as you wish. Visit the information table in the lobby to find out more about this tremendous opportunity. The winner will be announced right before the Live Auction at 8:30. You must be present to win. IPad donated by David and Donna Ryan.

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Cocktail R eception New Dream Catering www.newdreamcatering.com

F eatured R estaurants & C hefs 39 Rue de Jean - Chef Aaron Lemieux Blu Restaurant and Bar - Chef Jon Cropf Circa 1886 - Chef Marc Collins Graze - Chef Michael Karkut and Chef Derek Lathan Grill 225 - Chef Demetre Castanas Jasmine Porch at The Sanctuary - Chef Ryley McGillis The Library at Vendue Inn - Chef Jude Wagner McCrady’s - Chef Sean Brock Muse - Chef Howard LaFour Ocean Room at The Sanctuary - Chef Nathan Thurston Poogan’s Porch - Chef Daniel Doyle Tristan - Chef Nate Whiting

W ine D istri b utors & retailers The Country Vintner Grapevine Distributors Grassroots Wine Palmetto Distributors Republic National Distributing Company

Water & Coffee P ro v ided b y Appalachian Springs

S I L E N T AU C T I O N S P I R I T S P R O V I D E D BY Burris Liquor Store

C H E F H O S P I TA L I T Y R O O M Earth Fare www.Restaurantbrokers.info Each year, these amazing restaurants, distributors, retailers, and individuals lend their complete support to Charleston Stage’s Annual Dinner & Gala. Help us express our gratitude by visiting and using their services often. THE 16TH ANNUAL DINNER & GALA

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T H A N K YO U TO O U R D onors Bloom at Charleston Place Jospeh and Dee Calabrese http://www.charlestonplacemeet- Lot 704,705 ings.com/DMC/BloomFloral.html Lot 912 Calligraphy by Frank and Kelly Abagnale Paige Tanenbaum Blue Heaven Boutique Live Lot 2 www.calligraphybypaigetanenbaum.com www.blueheavenboutique.com Lot 810 Lot 106 Abide-A-While Garden Center Carlton Dailey www.abideawhilegardencenter.com Natalie Bluestein Twentieth Century Lot 919 Lot 304 www.carltondailey.com Lot 909, 910, 911 Allure Salon Bluestein & Douglas, LLC www.alluresaloninc.com www.bluesteinanddouglas.com Carolina Photosmith Lot 803,804, 805 Lot 808 www.carolinaphotosmith.com Alpha Dog Omega Cat Lot 302 Bluestein, Johnson & Burke, LLC www.alphadogomegacat.com www.bjblawfirm.com Lot 920 Carolina Polo and Carriage Lot 809 Company Amen Street www.cpcc.com BMW www.amenstreet.com Lot 53 www.bmw.com Lot 50 Lot 700 Carolina’s Restaurant Anne’s www.carolinasrestaurant.com Bocci’s Italian Restaurant www.annesdowntown.com Lot 50 www.boccis.com Lot 107 Lot 50 Carrabas Restaurant BB&T Charleston Wine & Food www.carrabbas.com Boone Hall Plantation Festival Lot 401 www.boonehallplantation.com www.charlestonwineandfood.com Lot 53 Catherine South Interiors Lot 51 www.catherinesouth.com The Boutique Lot 905, Live Lot 11 Beaufort Inn Lot 904 www.beaufortinn.com Celadon Home Lot 500 Bowens Island Restaurant www.celadonathome.com Lot 902 Berlin’s For Men www.bowensislandrestaurant.com www.berlins.com Lot 600 Joseph and Kari Cerato Lot 203 Lot 504 Brighton Collectibles Best Buy Blinds, Inc. www.brighton.com The Charleston Angler www.bestbuyblindsinc.com Lot 103 www.thecharlestonangler.com Lot 916, 917, 918 Lot 408 Bulls Bay Golf Club Black Tie of Mt. Pleasant www.bullsbaygolf.com Charleston Ballet Theatre www.blacktietuxedoandcostume.com Lot 407 www.charlestonballet.com Lot 202 Lot 57 8 82 Queen Restaurant www.82queen.com Lot 710

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T H A N K YO U TO O U R donors Charleston Battery www.charlestonbattery.com Lot 300, 410 Charleston Children’s Museum www.explorecml.org Lot 301 The Charleston Concert Association www.chasconcerts.org Live Lot 5

College of Charleston Sailing Program www.cofc.edu/sailing Lot 400 College of Charleston Department of Theatre www.cofc.edu/theatre Lot 602 Jeanne and Mark Condon Lot 601

Charleston Interior Lot 907 Charleston Museum www.charlestonmuseum.org Lot 301 Charleston Place Hotel www.charlestonplace.com Lot 52, Live Lot 5

Consigning Women and Men www.consignwomen.com Lot 101, 203 Cos Bar of Charleston www.cosbar.com Lot 802 Crave Restaurant www.cravemtp.com Lot 403

Charleston Riverdogs http://www.minorleaguebaseball. com/index.jsp?sid=t233

Lot 300

Croghan’s Jewel Box www.croghansjewelbox.com Live Lot 4

City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs www.charlestonarts.sc Lot 55

Cypress Restaurant www.magnolias-blossomcypress.com Lot 50

Clawson & Staubes, LLC www.clawsonandstaubes.com Lot 807

Daniel Island Club www.danielislandclub.com Lot 404

The Colbert Report www.colbertnation.com Lot 508

Drayton Hall www.draytonhall.org Lot 53

College of Charleston Cougar Club www.cofcsports.com Lot 402

Dulles Designs www.dullesdesigns.com Lot 604

Dunes West Golf Club www.duneswestgolfclub.com Lot 401 Family Circle Cup www.familycirclecup.com Lot 300 Ferguson Enterprises www.ferguson.com Lot 906, 915 Fine Rugs of Charleston www.finerugsofcharleston.com Lot 903 Firecracker Bills www.firecrackerbills.com Lot 921 Fish Restaurant www.fishrestaurantcharleston.com

Lot 54

Five Loaves Café/ Sesame Burger and Beers www.fiveloavescafe.com Lot 409 Fleet Landing www.fleetlanding.net Lot 605 Frames Unlimited www.framesunlimited.com Lot 707 Francis Marion Hotel www.francismarionhotel.com Lot 54 Fripp Island Golf and Beach Resort www.frippislandresort.com Lot 501

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T H A N K YO U TO O U R donors Pete and Lorraine Galloway Live Lot 7 GDC Home www.gdchome.com Lot 913 Gibbes Museum of Art www.gibbesmuseum.org Lot 58 Sam and Pat Gilner Lot 506 The Golf Club at Briars Creek www.briarscreek.com Lot 405 Grace Salon Spa www.gracesalonspasc.com Lot 801 Grady Ervin & Co www.gradyervin.com Lot 200 Group Dynamic Rentals www.groupdynamics.biz Lot 603 Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant www.gwynns.com Lot 901 Chris and Leigh Handel Lot 703 Hank’s Seafood Restaurant www.hanksseafoodrestaurant.com

Lot 50

Harbor Club www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Harbour-Club Lot 701

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Harbor Specialties www.harborspecialties.com Lot 201 The Hermitage Hotel www.thehermitagehotel.com Live Lot 1 Historic Charleston Foundation www.historiccharleston.org/ Lot 56

Mellow Mushroom www.mellowmushroom. com Lot 604 Middleton Place www.middletonplace.org Lot 53 Jim and Mary Millette Live Lot 1, 6

Hubee D’s www.hubeeds.com Lot 606

Morris Sokol Furniture www.morrissokol.com Lot 901

Jackson-Davenport

Mountain Vacation Rentals Trillium-Birdies Retreat

www.jacksondavenportvision.com

Lot 201

The Links at Stono Ferry www.stonoferrygolf.com Lot 406 Loews Regency Hotel www.loewshotels.com/en/Regency-Hotel Live Lot 5 Mad Science of Charleston www.madscience.org Lot 303 Marianne Rosen, M.D. & Assoc. LLC www.rosendermatology.com Lot 800 Mary Helen McCoy Antiques www.maryhelenmccoy.com Lot 706 Maverick Southern Kitchens www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com

Lot 52

Jennifer and Doug McElveen Lot 507 DREAM A LITTLE DREAM

www.mountainvacationrentals. com

Live Lot 3

Barbara Nicolai Lot 102 Normans Landing Restaurant www.normanslanding.com Live Lot 9 Out of Hand www.shopoutofhand.com Lot 202 Patina Blu www.patinablu.com Lot 908 Patriots Point Links www.patriotspointlinks.com Lot 409 Polly’s Fine Jewelry www.pollysjewelry.com Lot 105


T H A N K YO U TO O U R donors Posh Salon Lot 806 Rein and Shine Riding Lessons www.reinandshine.org Lot 303 Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chsbr-renaissancecharleston-historic-districthotel/ Lot 58 Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Lot 710 The Richard Rodgers Theatre www.richardrodgerstheatre.com

Live Lot 5

RiverTown Country Club www.rivertownecountryclub.com

Lot 403

David and Donna Ryan iPad Donation Sas-E Ink Lot 810 Scout Label Lot 201 John Seabrook Bennette Lot 505 Shannon Byrdic Anderson Lot 108 Sixpence Press www.sixpencepress.com Lot 810

Skatell’s Manufacturing Jewelers www.skatells.com Lot 104

Trader Joes www.traderjoes.com Lot 604

South Carolina Aquarium www.scaquarium.org Lot 303

www.treasurenestartgallery.com

The South Carolina Coastal Conservation League www.coastalconservationleague.org

Lot 702

South Carolina Stingrays www.stingrayshockey.com Lot 300 Southern Affairs Catering www.southernaffairs.com Lot 603 Southwest Airlines www.southwest.com Live Lot 1, 6 Summerville Communications, Inc. http://www.journalscene.com/ Lot 301

The Treasure Nest Art Gallery Lot 709

Tucker Payne Antiques www.tuckerpayneantiques.com

Lot 708

Tuscan Resort www.tuscanresort.com Live Lot 8 Wild Dunes Resort www.wilddunes.com Lot 502 Windsor Court Hotel www.windsorcourthotel.com Live Lot 6 Woodlands Inn www.woodlandsinn.com Lot 503, 810

Tiger Imports www.rhettsimports.com Lot 100 Tiger Lily Florist www.tigerlilyflorist.com Lot 914 Tommy Bahama www.tommybahama.com Lot 203 Total Wine and More www.totalwine.com Lot 607 THE 16TH ANNUAL DINNER & GALA

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HERS

HERS Lot 100 Pretty In Pearls

Brighten your wardrobe with a matching set of pure white freshwater pearl necklace and earrings with pink pearl accents and sterling silver closures from Rhett Dunaway and Tiger Imports. Lot Value: $175

Lot 101 Adorn Your Neck

Ladies, adorn your neck with this black-beaded rhinestone necklace from Consigning Women. Lot Value: $75

Lot 102 A Handmade Aquamarine Dream

This lovely 3-piece jewelry set is hand-crafted with faceted, graduated aquamarine. The 18” necklace features artisan loop-work beads by Iris Blass Art, and sterling sea shells. The bracelet and earrings also feature sterling sea shells and findings. Donated by Barbara Nicolai. Lot Value: $300

Lot 103 Memoirs of Brighton

Show off a sophisticated style when you carry this handsome Italian brown patent leather handbag with matching wallet by Brighton Collectibles. Lot Value: $400

Lot 104 The Perfect Accessory

Ladies finish off your outfit with this all-stainless cyma watch from Skatell’s Manufacturing Jewelers. No cash value, no exchanges, or returns. Lot Value: $500

Lot 105 Diamonds Aren’t a Girls Only Friend

A girl is certain never to be lonely with this stunning designer sterling silver lyric necklace with oval blue topaz in an impressive bezel setting adorned with diamonds from Polly’s Fine Jewelry. Can not be returned or exchanged. Lot Value: $840 12


HERS Lot 106 Bold and Beautiful In Blue

Be the Belle of the Ball in this exquisite 60” Lauriat necklace declaratively designed of rectangle blue lapis and pearlized glass coins with 14kt gold filled chain accented with 14kt gold filled smooth round beads and a matching earring set from Blue Heaven. Lot Value: $225

Lot 107 Wrap Yourself In Luxury

As fall begins to roll into the Lowcountry, this lovely scarf from Anne’s of Charleston ”Charleston’s Premier Women’s Clothier in the heart of the historic shopping district” is sure to be your favorite accessory of the season. Lot Value: $68

Lot 108 Bewitched by Blue

Achieve glamour with a simple touch with this strikingly colorful azurite malachite and lapis necklace with matching bracelet and earrings. A divine set sure to set your wardrobe on fire, courtesy of Shannon Byrdic Anderson. Lot Value: $100

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All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors.

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HIS

HIS Lot 200 Polish Your Style

Grady Ervin & Co. on King Street offers the largest assortment of ready-to-wear clothing for the quality-conscious men of Charleston. Experienced sales associates ensure that you are fitted properly, and help you bring out your personal style. Watch for the spring trunk shows featuring Bill’s Khakis, Skip Gilbert Custom Shirts and High Cotton bow ties. $100 Gift Certificate. Lot Value: $100

Lot 201 You’ve Got Places To Go, So Get There With Simplicity and Style

What could be easier than packing this roomy (navy blue) Duffle from Harbor Specialities than just rolling it wherever you need to go? Leave it to the Scout Label to create this most useful, sturdy and durable travel companion. Un-squintingly stylish is what you will be in these Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, complete with chain, case, cleaning solution and gift (either cap or t-shirt). From Jackson-Davenport on King Street, downtown Charleston. Lot Value: $350

Lot 202 Make His Prom Night Memorable

Help your son roll in style on his prom night with a complete tuxedo rental including tux, shoes, vest, tie, and shirt from Black Tie of Mt. Pleasant. Also, top off his attire with a boutonniere and a corsage for his date from Out of Hand. Tuxedo rental for one day only. Lot Value: $210

Lot 203 Lookin’ Sharp

Dress to impress with a Ferragamo silk tie from Consigning Women and Men, a cotton shirt compliments of Berlin’s For Men, and cozy Aruba Tommy Bahama sweatshirt. Three items sure to make you look your best! Lot Value: $490

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All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors.


FA M I LY

FAMILY Lot 300 The Ultimate Sports Package

Kick off next season by throwing out the 2012 Ceremonial First Pitch, then sit back and enjoy the game with four (4) box seat tickets to a Charleston Riverdogs game. You also receive two (2) Season Ticket Flex Packages good for any regular season home Charleston Battery game, four (4) tickets to the 2012 Family Circle Cup, and two (2) Family Four Packets of tickets for any 2011-2012 South Carolina Stingrays regular season home game. Head home with two (2) Stingrays kid’s club memberships, eight (8) Stingrays hats, two (2) t-shirts, and one (1) Stingrays puck. Calling all sports fans! Riverdogs tickets subject to availability. Must be redeemed in advance after March 19, 2012. May not be used for exhibition game, opening day, Independence Day Celebration, Concert Night or Fan Appreciation Day. Family Circle Cup valid for Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in assigned section only. Lot Value: $800

Lot 301 Explore, Learn, and Create

Now your entire family can explore the history, creativity, and wonderment of some of Charleston’s finest museums and attractions. Enjoy a one year Explorer Membership to the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, a Family Plus Membership and a behind the scenes tour including the Sea Turtle Hospital from the South Carolina Aquarium, and learn about Charleston’s history with a Family Membership to the Charleston Museum. Children’s Museum Explorer Membership good through 6/02/12. Charleston Museum Family Membership expires 2/18/12. South Carolina Aquarium Family Plus Membership valid for one year once activated and the Behind the Scenes Tour expires 10/31/12. Lot Value: $415

Lot 302 Gather, Capture, and Share

Enjoy your own personalized outdoor portrait session by Carolina Photosmith in the location of your choice: your own backyard, a park, one of Charleston’s historic locations or along the edge of the Atlantic! Also, capture that moment and display it in your home or office on a 16” x 24” canvas. Lot Value: $350

All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors.

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Lot 303 Spark Their Interests

Help your child spark new, exciting interests and learning as they enjoy two horseback riding lessons from Rein and Shine Riding Lessons, explore the wonders of the deep with a Family Membership to the South Carolina Aquarium, and have fun with their friends at a birthday party for 12 children at the Mad Science of Charleston. Horseback riding lessons expire 10/1/2012. Lot Value: $360

Lot 304 Welcome To the Dollhouse

This custom-made, four room, plus an attic, dollhouse was handmade by Natalie Bluestein. The dollhouse also includes handmade furniture and accessories. This special treasure can be enjoyed by many generations to come. Lot Value: $500

The Original Peter Pan, 2011

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All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors.


SPORTS AND LEISURE

SPORTS AND LEISURE Lot 400 Red Sails In the Sunset

Take a sailing class or join the College of Charleston’s Sailing Association. Good for classes or membership through July 1, 2012. Lot Value: $350

Lot 401 A Day at Dunes West

Tee off at the beautiful Dunes West Golf Club. The championship par 72 course plays 6871 yards and is as challenging and fun as it is aesthetically stunning. This round of golf for four (4) includes green and cart fee. After you’ve built up an appetite, head on over to Carrabbas for dinner with a $100 gift certificate. Lot Value: $350

Lot 402 Cheer For the Cougars

Two (2) tickets for the College of Charleston’s men’s basketball game against EITHER the University of Tennessee or George Mason (both NCAA Tournament teams last year). Game schedule will be determined in late summer, 2011. Includes two hospitality passes and two signed photos of Charleston Head Coach Bobby Cremins. Donated by the Cougar Club. Lot Value: $175

Lot 403 Fresh Air Afternoon

Take some swings at the Rivertowne Country Club with four (4) rounds of golf for you and your friends. Then grab some dinner at one of tripadvisor.com’s top rated restaurants in Mt. Pleasant, Crave Restaurant, with a $50 gift certificate. Monday-Thursday. Expires 12/31/12. Golf cart not included. Lot Value: $450

Lot 404 A Round of Island Golf

Dreaming of being out on the links? Head for Daniel Island Club and enjoy a round of golf for four (4) people. Carts are included. Not valid on Tuesdays. Must call one week in advance. Lot Value: $700 All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors.

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SPORTS AND LEISURE Lot 405 FORE!

Pair up with Head Professional Chris Edwards for a round of golf for three people in a private community at the Golf Club at Briars Creek. After you learn a few new tricks, have a relaxing lunch overlooking 900 acres of Johns Island real estate. Please call in advance. Lot Value: $700

Lot 406 A Revolutionary Experience

Take advantage of four (4) rounds of golf at the course given the “Charleston Area Golf Course of the Year Award,” The Links at Stono Ferry. As you play your way around the beautiful links, you’ll discover many relics from this amazing piece of history where The Battle at Stono Ferry was fought in 1779. Valid only after 11a.m. Expires 9/1/12. Lot Value: $250

Lot 407 A Timeless Golfing Experience

Reminiscent of the great links courses of Scotland and Ireland, Bulls Bay Golf Club is offering a round of golf for four (4). Carts are included. Valid Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday after 11am. Lot Value: $495

Lot 408 Gone Fishing

Grab your gear and take advantage of this complimentary Fly Class from The Charleston Angler. Remember your wonderful afternoon with a Charleston Angler t-shirt, hat, and koozies. Lot Value: $115

Lot 409 Spend A Day Golfing In Mount Pleasant

Come out and take a swing at the Patriots Point Links. Poised by Charleston Harbor with sweeping vistas of Fort Sumter, Shem Creek, and the historic downtown skyline are sure to make this round of golf for four (4) a memorable afternoon. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at Five Loaves Cafe with a $50 gift certificate. Can be used at any of the Five Loaves Café or Sesame Burgers and Beer locations. Lot Value: $390

Lot 410 Kick Off

The Charleston Battery soccer team’s 2012 season begins in just a few short months. Be a part of the action with two (2) sets of four tickets for any 2012 home game. Lot Value: $120 18

All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors.


G E TAWAYS

GETAWAYS Lot 500 A Weekend In the (Low)Country

Enjoy classic Southern hospitality, style, and comfort during a two-night stay at the Beaufort Inn in the heart of Beaufort, South Carolina’s National Landmark Historic District. It is the perfect place for a weekend retreat for the sportsman. It is ranked as a top 20 fishing destination in the U.S., and is home to the Beaufort International Film Festival (held in February, 2012). Call ahead of time. A few nights in the year may not be available. Lot Value: $600

Lot 501 Trip To Fripp

Play a round of golf and enjoy the lush natural setting at the gorgeous Ocean Creek or Ocean Point golf course, courtesy of Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort. Experience the sweeping views during a two (2) night stay for two from your scenic villa and explore the island on your own 4 seater golf cart. Not valid during summer season (peak) and some holidays. Expires 12/31/12. Lot Value: $750

Lot 502 One Diamond, Two Diamonds, Three Diamonds, Four

Indulge in two nights of Four Diamond splendor with a two night stay in the luxurious Boardwalk Inn at Wild Dunes Resort, including a dinner for two (including alcohol) at the acclaimed Sea Island Grill. Valid 10/1/11-10/1/12. Must present certificate at check-in. Lot Value: $1,040

Lot 503 Rose Petal Romance

Surprise that special someone with a rose petal romantic weekend with a two night stay, champagne welcome, rose petal turndown, and breakfast each morning at one of only six hotels in the United States to earn the Five Star & Five Diamond hotel awards for both lodging and dining... the Woodlands Inn. Must present original gift letter at check in. Subject to availability. Lot Value: $900 All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors.

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G E TAWAYS Lot 504 Visit the “Edge of America”

George Gershwin spent some time on Folly Beach and so can you! Enjoy a second row beach house at 10th and East Arctic. Listen to the ocean and feel the breeze on the large screened back porch. House has two bedrooms, one bath, and can sleep six. Spend a week in paradise compliments of Joseph and Kari Cerato. Lot Value: $1,500

Lot 505 Seabrook Island Retreat

Edged by wide, uncrowded beaches and pristine dunes along the South Carolina coast, Seabrook is an unspoiled island paradise that is home to a spectacular range of wildlife and a thriving ecosystem. Relax for a week in a luxurious 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom Seabrook villa donated by John Seabrook Bennett right across the street from the ocean. Available October 12, 2011 - March 31, 2012. Value: $2,100

Lot 506 Oceanfront Isle of Palms Vacation

Just a hop, skip, and a jump from Historic Downtown Charleston, spend a week taking in the beauty of Wild Dunes in a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom oceanfront condominium compliments of Sam Gilner. When you feel like getting some fresh air, tee off with a round of golf for four. Available October 1st – May 31st, 2012.

Value: $2,340

Chicago, 2011


PA R T I E S A N D O U T I N G S Lot 507 Historic Valle Crucis

Take a step back in time to the historic area of Valle Crucis when you take a one week vacation in a 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath cabin located on the Watagu River. The cabin, donated by Jennifer and Doug McElveen, has rustic charm, wrap-around porches, a great fireplace, wireless internet, and cable. Based on availability. Value: $2,000

Lot 508 I AM AMERICA (And So Can You!)

Now is your chance to get four (4) VIP seats to a taping of The Colbert Report in New York City, featuring Charleston-raised Stephen Colbert. Not only do you get to watch a taping of the show, but you can brag to all of your friends about getting to meet and greet him after the show! Contact by December 31, 2011. Must e-mail reservation requests at least 2 months in advance. Value: $500

PARTIES AND OUTINGS Lot 600 Dinner With a View

Named as one of America’s Great Seafood Dives by Coastal Living, Bowens Island Restaurant offers a delightful dining experience. Famous for its locally harvested oysters, fried shrimp, hush puppies, Frogmore stew, cold beer, and its undisturbed view of river, marshes, islands, and wildlife, this $100 gift certificate is sure to open the doors to a wonderful evening out with friends. Excludes alcohol. Lot Value: $100

Lot 601 Sail Away With Jeanne Marie

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of Charleston from the water on this three hour sailboat cruise for four aboard the 32-foot Jeanne Marie with complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres of your choice from Jeanne B. Condon of Merrill Lynch. Limited to 4 passengers. Lot Value: $400 All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors.

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PA R T I E S A N D O U T I N G S Lot 602 From Shakespeare To Moliere To Jimmy Dean

With two (2) Season Passes to the College of Charleston’s Department of Theater’s 2011-2012 Season, you and a companion will enjoy eight productions, both modern and classic and in-between, plus a dance concert. What was Jimmy Dean doing at the Five-and-Dime in the first place? Lot Value: $200

Lot 603 BBQ Party

Perfect for your next social event. This package includes 30 white folding chairs, seven (7) 48’ round tables, linens, and delivery from Group Dynamic Rentals to support a BBQ dinner for 30 people. You’ll receive pulled pork, chicken, hash, rice, and sides from Southern Affairs Catering. You just pick the time and place! Based on availability. Must be in the greater Charleston Area. Lot Value: $1,350

Lot 604 Pizza, Pizza, and More

Spoil yourself with a casual pizza party with $50 towards a pizza party for eight including two large pizzas, large salad, and non-alcoholic drinks from Charleston favorite Mellow Mushroom. Invite all of your friends with your very own dinner party gift set from Dulles Designs. When you want to dine in, enjoy this incredible gift basket of goodies from the brand new Trader Joe’s in Mount Pleasant. Lot Value: $148

Lot 605 Divine Dining

Delight in a “come as you are” dining experience at a distinctive waterfront destination. Enjoy a three course dinner with wine pairings for six from Fleet Landing, Food and Wine Magazine’s “Where to Go Next” pick. Tips not included. Lot Value: $300

Lot 606 Game Day Platter

Top off any party with The Game Day Platter from Hubee D’s Tender & Wings. Platter includes 50 Jumbo Wings, 30 Tenders, 75 Nuggets, three large homemade coleslaws, three large boiled peanut packets, and 24 fresh buttermilk cornbreads. May not be used for Super Bowl. Lot Value: $155

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FINE THINGS AND ANTIQUES Lot 607 A Private Wine Tasting

Total Wine & More can fashion a private wine tasting which is certain to impress you and your guests. Select between a seated gathering with a class style atmosphere or a walk around event, where your guests can not only learn about the wines they taste but are also able to mingle. Total Wine & More will provide eight hand-selected wines, stem ware, an educational handout for tasting notes, and a private room within their store. $200 minimum bid. Tasting cannot be held on holiday weekends or the last six weeks of the year. Three weeks notice is required from request date. E-mail redeemdonations@totalwine.com to use. Value: $500

FINE THINGS AND ANTIQUES Lot 700 Only in South Carolina

BMW’s only American factory is a marvel of the blending of modern engineering and design aesthetics. Learn how they make sure that every seal, every coat of paint, and every detail is perfectly executed, from initial weld to the final inspection. See the production process that every X5 and X6 goes through before they meet the open road. Have the use of an X5 or X6 for a weekend. No children under 12. Lot Value: $250

Lot 701 Live the High Life

Entertain associates, enhance friendships, foster family traditions, and enjoy the fine amenities within the walls of a 200 year old Charleston building steeped in tradition and Southern hospitality with a six month membership from the Harbour Club. Includes $500 Initiation Fee. Lot Value: $1,200

Lot 702 Join In and Protect Beautiful Charleston

Be a part of keeping Charleston beautiful with this membership to the South Carolina Conservation League. Membership includes a subscription to the award winning newsletter, special invitations to League events, insider updates, and two (2) tickets to “GrowCountry: A Celebration of GrowFood, Carolina’s First Harvest” from The South Carolina Conservation League. Lot Value: $110

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FINE THINGS AND ANTIQUES Lot 703 Vino Italiano di Qualità

Pleasure your palate with exquisite Italian wine including Wine Spectator’s #46 and #40 on their Top 100 and a bottle of Il Faggeto Pietra del Diavolo 2006, voted “Best Vino Nobile” by Wine Spectator, courtesy of Chris and Leigh Handal. Lot Value: $120

Lot 704 Seeing Is Believing – Grecian Graces

Grace your walls with this limited edition (350), hand signed serigraph Grecian Graces. Luxuriously framed, this Charles Lee is one of two paintings available this evening and measures an impressive 54” x 40¾”. Courtesy of Joe and Dee Calabrese. Lot Value: $1,389

Lot 705 Seeing Is Believing – Floral Princes

Grace your walls with this limited edition (350), hand signed serigraph Floral Princes. Luxuriously framed, this Charles Lee is one of two paintings available this evening and measures an impressive 54” x 40¾”. Courtesy of Joe and Dee Calabrese. Lot Value: $1,389

Lot 706 Beautiful Faience Plate From Provence

Antique 18th century Serving Plate from Moustiers in Provence, France. From Mary McCoy Antiques, one of the nation’s premier sources for 18th-century French decorative arts. Located in Charleston. Lot Value: $700

Lot 707 “Still Life” by Paul Cézanne

“Still Life” by Paul Cézanne. A framed print from Frames Unlimited. Lot Value: $350

Lot 708 Antiques Roadshow

This lovely pair of English Andirons (circa 1840-1850) from Tucker Payne Antiques will be a great addition to your home this winter and year round. Lot Value: $2,800

Lot 709 Blue Crab Brilliance

Color up your interior with a hand-painted 20” x 24 “ oil of a Charleston favorite, the Blue Crab. Perfectly outlined in an exquisite and fantastic high quality bronze frame, from The Treasure Nest Art Gallery. Lot Value: $245 24

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SERVICES Lot 710 Dine With Joe

Share your thoughts on our great city with longtime Mayor Joe Riley while enjoying a delicious meal for four at 82 Queen Restaurant. Please call Rita Donato in the Mayor’s Office to set up a mutual agreeable time for lunch at 82 Queen. Lot Value: $300

SERVICES Lot 800 Beautiful With Botox

Wipe away the signs of aging in a facial area of your choice with one treatment of the most widely used wrinkle solution, Botox, from Marianne W. Rosen, M.D. and Associates, LLC. Lot Value: $265

Lot 801 Treat Yourself

Treat yourself with a gift certificate for an essential facial and perfecting plant peel from Grace Salon Spa and enjoy a gift basket full of pampering Aveda products. Gift basket is non-exchangeable. Gift certificate is only valid for services and can only be applied for an essential facial and perfecting plant peel. Expires 6/06/2012. Lot Value: $150

Lot 802 Beautify Your Faces

Enjoy a $400 gift basket plus a make-up party for five women from Cos Bar of Charleston. Lot Value: $600

Lot 803 Get a Makeover

Compliments of Allure Salon, get a make-up application, brow wax and shaping, and a haircut with highlights and color. You’ll leave feeling like a new you! Lot Value: $310

Lot 804 Rejuvenate Your Locks

Receive a haircut, highlight, and conditioning treatment. Your silky smooth locks will thank you! Donated by Allure Salon. Lot Value: $170

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SERVICES Lot 805 Power Treatment

Pamper yourself with a haircut, color, and a power dose treatment at Allure Salon. Lot Value: $185

Lot 806 All About Hair

Give your hair a boost with a haircut from Posh Salon and take home a collection of four Paul Mitchell products to continue your pampering at home. Lot Value: $119

Lot 807 Prepare For the Future

Being prepared is the most helpful thing one can do for loved ones when the inevitable happens. Couples, use Clawson & Staubes’ services to create simple wills, living wills, general powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, and HIPAA releases. This package does NOT include any tax planning or trust drafting. If the winner of this package needs tax planning and/or trusts to be drafted then this package will be used as a $1,000 credit towards the value of those services. Lot Value: $1,000

Lot 808 No Time Like Now

Now is the time to make sure that your descendants will have peace of mind when the inevitable happens. Use Bluestein & Douglas’ services to create a simple will, living will, durable power of attorney, and HIPAA release. Certificate must be used within 6 months of auction. Does not include filing fees. Expires 4/01/12. Lot Value: $750

Lot 809 Close Your Real Estate With Assurance

At Bluestein, Johnson & Burke, there is nothing ordinary about the level of service and attention they provide their clients. Enjoy attorney assistance for a residential real estate closing as they help you pursue your goals and protect your interests. Expires 10/01/12. Lot Value: $500

Lot 810 It’s Your Big Day

Planning your next big event? Perhaps you’re getting married, a new baby’s on the way, or your celebrating your anniversary. Leave the details to us! Sas-E Ink will provide up to 200 letterpress Save The Dates, Sixpence Press will design your very own custom 4 piece invitation suite (invitation, reply card, reply card envelope, outer envelope), and Calligraphy by Paige Tanenbaum will help with your calligraphy addressing needs. Also, enjoy a two course lunch with mimosas for eight people at The Woodlands Inn to celebrate! 26

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HOME AND GARDEN

HOME AND GARDEN Lot 900 Innovation and Quality In Glass

Just in time for the holidays, you will enjoy using this beautiful lead-free, hand-crafted glass serving dish made by Simon Pearce in Quechee, VT. Comprised of two pieces a round platter with a removable, centered sauce bowl - this beautiful innovative piece displays the quality and feeling that is characteristic of Simon Pearce. From Gwynn’s in Mount Pleasant. Lot Value: $300

Lot 901 Lovely For Display

Any home would welcome this lovely porcelain bowl to simply display or collect acorns, shells, or Christmas balls. From Morris Sokol Furniture on King Street in downtown Charleston. Lot Value: $100

Lot 902 Lovely Squares of Candle Light

Another beautiful example of the innovative glass work done by Simon Pearce in Vermont. These rounded square votive candle holders are lead-free, hand-blown glass that will sparkle and reflect beautifully on your holiday table. From Celadon Home. Lot Value: $100

Lot 903 Dress Your Floor With Sophistication and Style

At Fine Rugs of Charleston they strive to select and provide the world’s most stylish rugs to the Charleston community. Now you can adorn your home with this Persian 100% wool hand knotted rug, sure to enhance any room with sophistication and style. Lot Value: $1,100

Lot 904 Fodder For Entertaining Envy

Be the hostess-with-the-mostess with this gorgeous 17” grape cluster platter with hand-painted enamel adorned with crushed mother of pearl and food safe aluminum from The Boutique. Lot Value: $175 All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors.

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HOME AND GARDEN Lot 905 Keep Cool Inside or Out

Battle the Charleston humidity with these two (2) Oasis oil rubbed, bronze, outdoor fans from Catherine South Interiors. Lot Value: $300

Lot 906 Blades of Beauty

Transform your home from the ceiling down with an ultra quiet, superbly crafted Hunter Original 2-Blade ceiling fan from Ferguson Enterprises. Lot Value: $500

Lot 907 Cabinets Are a Thing of Beauty

Give your kitchen a facelift with $500 towards top name brand cabinets to give you the kitchen of your dreams from Charleston Interiors. Lot Value: $500

Lot 908 A Great Gift For a Special Occasion

H. Shadron Pottery can be found in fine gift shops across the country. Each piece is hand made and hand painted, making each piece unique. You choose the inscription, color, size and pattern, and Heather creates a bowl that will be cherished for years. Specialty Pottery from Patina Blu. Lot Value: $85

Lot 909 First of An Elegant Porcelain Trio

Hand-painted porcelain vase decorated in ovoid ebony/orange designs with gilt highlights, domed top and signed “Made in Belgium H. Bequet Quaregonon”. Donated by Carlton Dailey - Twentieth Century. Lot Value: $425

Lot 910 Second of An Elegant Porcelain Trio

Hand-painted porcelain vase in repeating black, rose & yellow swirls, gilt accents with domed top, signed “Made in Belgium H. Bequet Quaregnon”. Donated by Carlton Dailey Twentieth Century. Lot Value: $475

Lot 911 Third of An Elegant Porcelain Trio

Hand-painted porcelain vase with emerald & gilt swirls on cream ground with domed gilt finial top, signed “Made in Belgium H. Bequet Quaregnon”. Donated by Carlton Dailey Twentieth Century. Lot Value: $425 28


HOME AND GARDEN Lot 912 Adorn Your Table

Adorn your table with a floral centerpiece from Bloom of Charleston Place, guaranteed to enhance any special occasion. Lot Value: $200

Lot 913 Natural Grass Rug

Enhance any room in your home with this 3’ x 5’ natural grass rug from GDC Home. Indoor use only. Lot Value: $100

Lot 914 Flowers For a Year

Spruce up your life and home with a beautiful, fresh, and seasonal floral arrangement delivered to your home every month for an entire year from Tiger Lily Florist. Must live within delivery area (excludes Summerville, Goose Creek, Hanahan, and North Charleston past Ashley Phosphate). Lot Value: $1,055

Lot 915 On the Rocks

This luxury Scotsman black clear ice 15” ice machine with gravity drain can produce 30 lbs. of ice a day and can store 26lbs. Enjoy crystal-clear, slow melting taste-free and odorless ice anytime. Donated by Ferguson Enterprises. Lot Value: $1,300

Lot 916 Bland No More With Blinds - 1

Dress up your home interior and exterior inexpensively with a noticeably Charleston window dressing. With $100 towards your purchase of plantation shutters, blinds, or shades, you can achieve an instant dramatic lift, from Best Buy Blinds, Inc. Lot Value: $100

Lot 917 Bland No More With Blinds - 2

Dress up your home interior and exterior inexpensively with a noticeably Charleston window dressing. With $100 towards your purchase of plantation shutters, blinds, or shades, you can achieve an instant dramatic lift, from Best Buy Blinds, Inc. Lot Value: $100

Lot 918 Bland No More With Blinds - 3

Dress up your home interior and exterior inexpensively with a noticeably Charleston standard, window dressing. With $100 towards your purchase of plantation shutters, blinds, or shades, you can achieve an instant dramatic lift, from Best Buy Blinds, Inc. Lot Value: $100

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HOME AND GARDEN Lot 919 Life’s a Garden, Dig It

Add some beauty to your home and garden with a $50 gift certificate to the Abide-AWhile Garden Center. They will help you every step of the way to keep you inspired and make sure you have some fun! Lot Value: $50

Lot 920 Takin’ Care of Man’s Best Friend

This hand-painted double feeder from Charleston’s exclusive pet boutique Alpha Dog Omega Cat is sure to keep your furry friends happy while adding a unique décor to your home. Lot Value: $225

Lot 921 O Christmas Tree

Have a beautiful, fresh-cut tree from Firecracker Bill’s delivered to a friend, or order it for yourself. Either way, there will be one less task on your To-Do list this year. All you have to do is pick one out! (Delivery must be to Charleston area address) Lot Value: $125 The Adventures of Tom Saw yer, 2011

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BE A TOURIST

BE A TOURIST Lot 50 Your Very Own Taste of Charleston

With the Southern Living Taste of Charleston 2011 Festival right around the corner, we’ve created our very own package of culinary treats for you to enjoy. This package includes a $50 gift certificate to Bocci’s Italian Restaurant, a $100 gift certificate to Carolina’s on the Exchange, a $100 gift certificate to Amen Street, a $100 gift certificate and an autographed cookbook signed by Chef Craig Deihl at Cypress, and a $100 gift certificate to Hank’s Seafood. Five perfect evenings that are sure to leave you (and your stomach) feeling satisfied. If Bocci’s gift card used after one year, $2 are deducted each month unused. Amen Street gift certificate expires 8/13/2012. Lot Value: $475

Lot 51 And They Rejoiced For It Is Food & Wine Time

Indulge and over-indulge and indulge again with this package celebrating the food and wine of what Travel + Leisure magazine calls the ninth best United States city for “foodies.” Enjoy two tickets to “Wine Around the Garden,” “A Night For Rise and Shine Auction,” “Big Bottles Auction,” “Saturday Perimeter Pass,” “Celebrity Author Reception” and a wonderful wine and food gift basket, from the BB&T Charleston Wine and Food Festival. Lot Value: $800

Lot 52 Night On the Town

Treat yourself with a one night stay on the exclusive Concierge Club Level at Charleston Place Hotel and a special package of Maverick Southern Kitchen culinary treats! Includes a $25 gift certificate, a bottle of Maverick label wine, a cookbook, t-shirt, and more! Lot Value: $635

Lot 53 Step Back In Time

Carolina Polo and Carriage Company will provide one fully narrated private carriage tour for four (4) of Historic Charleston. Take a tour of three of Charleston’s most beautiful plantations. Receive two (2) complimentary passes to Drayton Hall, a Spend the Day package for two (2) at Middleton Place, and two (2) tickets for Boone Hall Plantation. Be sure you bring some ice tea! Lot Value: $345 All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors.

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BE A TOURIST Lot 54 Date Night

Enjoy the delights of Upper King Street with a one night stay in a deluxe king guest room at the historic Francis Marion Hotel. Then hop across the street for a delicious dinner at Fish Restaurant. Francis Marion room is based on availability, blackout dates apply. Certificate must be presented at check-in. Fish certificate valid from one year of issue. Lot Value: $379

Lot 55 Charleston Culture Achieved

The City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs produces two major arts festivals annually which provide performance opportunities for local and regional artists. Take advantage of two (2) tickets to each of these series for the 2012 Piccolo Spoleto Festival: Theatre Series, Young Artist Series, Spotlight Chamber Music Series, Blues Series, Jazz Series, and Dance at Noon. You will also receive two (2) tickets to each of the following 2012 Moja Festival events: An Evening of Jazz, Gospel Fest, and the Moja Dance Gala. Remember your experiences with Piccolo Spoleto and Moja Festival posters and Moja t-shirts. Contact the Office of Cultural Affairs to claim your t-shirts and posters. Lot Value: $300

Lot 56 Support Preservation

Compliments of the Historic Charleston Foundation, enjoy two (2) tickets to the annual Spring Festival of House and Gardens, an award-winning series of heritage tours that provides a rare opportunity to explore the magnificent private interiors and gardens of one of America’s oldest and picturesque cities. Also included are two (2) tickets to the 9th Annual Charleston International Antiques Show which brings together many of the nation’s most highly respected antique dealers. Happy hunting! Must present original certificate to the Historic Charleston Foundation headquarters. Lot Value: $120

Lot 57 Point Your Toes

Celebrating 25 years of excellence, The Charleston Ballet has presented an incredible lineup for audiences this season. Enjoy two season passes for the entire 25th Anniversary Mainstage season including Don Quixote, The Big Easy, The Nutcracker, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the 25th Anniversary Gala finale. Also included are two tickets to Thriller: A Monster Mashup, the CBT’s special Halloween performance. Lot Value: $450

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LIVE AUCTION Lot 58 Explore the Renaissance

In a city filled with beauty and culture, The Gibbes Museum of Art certainly stands out. Spend two nights in the heart of the historic district at The Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel then take a tour of the Gibbes with four (4) complimentary admission tickets. So much culture, so little time! Restrictions and black out dates for The Renaissance Hotel may apply. Gibbes admission may not be used during special events. Expires 12/30/11. Lot Value: $836

LIVE AUCTION Live 1 Nashville Getaway

Venture to the “Music City” with two (2) free round trip tickets from Southwest Airlines and enjoy a two (2) night stay including deluxe accommodations at The Hermitage Hotel (upgrade to best available at check-in), with breakfast for two (2) each morning and complimentary valet parking. Tour the city with two (2) Music City Total Access passes. Choose four attractions from 17 available attractions. Each pass also includes a free admission to the Parthenon Exhibit. Contact Southwest Airlines to reserve your tickets. Written instructions will be given at check out. Value: $1,900

Live 2 Catch Me If You Can!

This fabulous package graciously donated by the play’s real life protagonist Frank and Kelly Abagnale, includes two (2) tickets see Catch Me If You Can the musical on tour in the fall of 2012. You will be accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Abagnale to the play and dinner to follow. The winners will have the choice of attending the play in Charlotte or Atlanta. Value: Priceless

Live 3 Rest Your Head In the Blue Ridge Mountains

Take in the breathtaking views of Cashiers, NC on the back porch of the Birdies Retreat vacation home, donated by Mountain Vacation Rentals Trillium. This charming home sleeps six with 3 1/2 baths. Friday-Friday during June-August; after that based on availability. Value: $3,800 All items are subject to the rules of the auction and the conditions provided by donors.

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li v e auction Live 4 The Queen of Gems

Bring yourself good luck and stares of envy as you parade this rare and famous gem. This pristine opal ring is an amazing compliment to any ensemble and for any occasion, from Croghan’s Jewel Box. No refunds or exchanges. Lot Value: $2,400

Live 5 Opening Night Tickets for the New Porgy and Bess on Broadway!

Two (2) tickets to the exclusive opening night performance of the new Broadway production of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess on January 12, 2012 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess stars five-time Tony award-winning actress Audra McDonald in the role of Bess. Plus, receive a three (3) night stay for two (January 11 - 14, 2012) at the Four-Diamond Loews Regency Luxury Hotel on Park Avenue in Midtown. Preview Ms. McDonald’s remarkable performance with four (4) tickets to Ms. McDonald In Concert when she performs here in Charleston at the Charleston Concert Association’s November 10, 2011 concert at the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium. Plus, enjoy a one night stay at the wonderful Charleston Place Hotel on their exclusive Concierge Club Level. Value: Priceless

Live 6 Take a Trip To New Orleans... the Big Easy

Slide on down to “Nawlins” with two (2) free round trip tickets compliments of Southwest Airlines and stay for two (2) nights at the stunning Windsor Court Hotel. Satisfy your tastebuds with an incredible culinary treat at one of the Emeril Restaurants. BAM! Based on availability. Blackout dates apply. Must present certificate at check in. Offer for hotel expires 10/31/12. Value: $1,800

Live 7 Fine Wine

For all of our wine connoisseurs, Peter and Lorraine Galloway have outdone themselves with this Case of 1990 Chateau Pichon-Longueville Baron, a Bordeaux wine scored at 97 points by Robert Parker. Mr. Parker’s 2009 notes indicate that the 1990 is “one of this estate’s two or three finest wines made in the last 40 years. Still inky/blue/purple-tinged to the rim, it reveals an extraordinary bouquet of charcoal, incense, creme de cassis, blue and black fruits, and a hint of licorice as well as an impressively long finish. While drinkable, its evolution is extremely slow, and I would not be surprised to see it last another two decades or more.” Value: $4,000 34

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li v e auction Live 8 Escape To Tuscany

Enjoy seven (7) incredible days for you and three friends in your very own Italian villa offered by Tuscan Resorts. Choose from four incredible accommodations situated in the ancient hill town of Manciano. Just an hour and a half car ride to Rome and surrounded by beautiful shops and cafes and, of course, stunning views of the Italian countryside. If children come, there is a $500.00 refundable deposit. Any additional persons require $500.00 per person. Subject to availability. Does not include airfare. Value: $4,000

Live 9 Jet Away To Costa Rica

Fly south for a weeks stay with five of your closest friends to take in the sights of the Costa Rican coastline from the beautiful Villa Isla Azul. The villa is inclusive of meals, beer, wine, open bar, and maid service. This magnificent getaway is furnished by Bill Norman of Norman’s Landing Restaurant. Good for 1 year from auction. Subject to availability. Holiday weekends excluded. Additional guests require extra charges. Does not include airfare. Value: $7,500

Live 10 Fund a Need

Charleston Stage’s TheatreWings High School Apprentice Program is a free program designed to allow talented young people the opportunity to work directly with theatre professionals and gain first-hand experience in professional theatrical productions. Students receive a well-rounded theatrical education and training comparable to many college-level programs in all areas including acting, backstage crew, set, costume and prop construction, stage management, and sound. Students are given a sense of professionalism, the ability to follow through on commitment, plan time wisely, and meet deadlines and responsibilities. As a result of their participation in the program, a number of TheatreWings apprentices have gone on to successful careers in various areas of theatre and have continued to pursue their interest and hone the valuable skills instilled through this program. Tonight, we ask your support in helping us continue this enriching program, a program that has reached thousands of youth in Charleston. ALL bids for this item will be accepted and are fully tax deductible. Value: Priceless

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Auction Rules and Regulations

1. Buyers will be required to register prior to the auction. Bidding will be by bidding number only. 2. Seller does not warrant or represent, expressly denies responsibility for, and in no event shall be responsible or liable for, the accuracy of the description of the items being offered, or the correctness of the program, including, but not limited to present or future quality or condition. All statements by Seller are merely statements of opinion and are not to be relied upon by prospective purchasers as warranties or representations of fact, and prospective bidders, by so bidding, acknowledge that they have inspected the items to their satisfaction and bid only as a result of their own inspection and opinion. All items being offered are sold “AS IS.” 3. This program, as amended by addendum or oral announcements during the sale, constitutes the entire terms and conditions of the Charleston Stage Company with respect to the sale and purchase of items listed herein by bidders. By bidding, the bidder agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions. 4. All bids are per lot as set forth in the program unless otherwise announced by the auctioneer or amended in any addendum. The auctioneer may divide or combine any lot or lots at his sole discretion. 5. When bidding on an item, raise the bid card with your number plainly visible to the auctioneer. Should a dispute arise between bidders in the live auction, or should the auctioneer doubt the validity of any bid, the auctioneer shall have the absolute right to resolve the dispute and determine the successful bidder, re-offer, resell or withdraw the lot in question. 6. The Charleston Stage Company reserves the right to withdraw any item at any time prior to the fall of the gavel. The auctioneer reserves the right to reject any bid. If the auctioneer determines that any bid is not commensurate with the value of the item offered, he may reject the bid and withdraw the item from sale. If having acknowledged any bids, he decides that a bid or advance thereafter is not of sufficient magnitude, he may reject the advance and the earlier bids and either withdraw the item from sale or re-offer it for sale. 7. No bid shall be valid unless acknowledged by the auctioneer. At the fall of the gavel, the highest acknowledged bidder shall be deemed to be the purchaser of the lot, subject only to compliance with applicable state and local laws. Purchaser warrants that he/she will pay the full purchase price therefore forthwith. Title to any item sold at either auction shall not pass until payment has been made, at which point the purchaser shall have full responsibility for, and bear the risk of loss to, the lot. Charleston Stage Company’s sole responsibility for non-delivery shall be limited to refund of the purchase price. 8. Payment in full for all items purchased is due on the day of the auction at the auction site by cash, check, or credit card. Checks should be made payable to Charleston Stage Company. CSC reserves the right to require that checks for substantial purchases be accompanied by a valid credit card. The Charleston Stage Company will accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express or Discover. 9. Our Silent Auction is a veritable bonanza of wonderful prizes for the discriminating bidder! We are fortunate to offer dozens of attractive auction items, including trips, gift certificates, art, parties and sports. The Silent Auction will begin early and conclude just before dinner is served. Bidders may bid by signing their names and writing their bidding numbers on the bidding sheets, which will be provided. The highest bid written on the bidding sheet at the time the Silent Auction closes will be the successful bid. Payment in full for all Silent Auction items purchased is due on the day of the auction by cash, check, or credit. 10. Certain items to be offered for auction at the Live and Silent Auctions that consist of services, such as travel and lodging packages, restaurant meals or special services to be provided by donors, and are subject to conditions or require that specific arrangement be made or for making such arrangements. 11. The terms and conditions of purchase shall be governed and interpreted by the laws of the State of South Carolina. 12. Should any dispute arise related to any sale of item or to these conditions of purchase, the prevailing party shall be entitled to its reasonable attorney’s fees and costs. 13. If you pay more than fair market value to a qualified organization for merchandise, goods, or services, the amount you pay that is more than the value of the item can be a charitable contribution. For the excess amount to qualify, you must pay it with the intent to make a charitable contribution. 14. No representative or employee of Charleston Stage shall have the right to waive or modify any terms or conditions set forth herein, except that its authorized representative may do so by general announcement at the auction. 36


S P E C I A L T H A N K S TO O U R R E S TAU R A N T S A N D D I S T R I B U TO R S


Charleston Stage, founded by Playwright Julian Wiles in 1978, is South Carolina’s largest professional theatre company and is currently in residence at the Historic Dock Street Theatre. Charleston Stage employs 10 full-time staff members, guest artists, and scores of actors, dancers, singers, and musicians. Outstanding professional local performers and Resident Professional Acting Interns are joined by professional Equity actors from New York and around the nation to perform in over 150 performances each season. Charleston Stage is a 501c(3) not-for-profit company. Thank you for your support.


2011 Gala Program (Season 34)