Great Gatsby-themed party to be held at Historic Seibels House
Columbia’s Trustus Theatre will soon be hosting a party that may feel like a step back in time, at the Historic Seibels House (1601 Richland Street), March 23. The Great Gatsby-themed event will kick off the theatre’s production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, running on their main stage April 5 through 27.
“Trustus Theatre, on the behalf of Mr. Jay Gatsby, invites you for an unforgettable evening under the stars this spring at the Historic Seibels House,” the announcement reads. Tickets to the event will include access to an open bar with Gatsby-themed specialty cocktails, along with food from Scott Hall Catering – the chef behind Columbia’s Bone-In BBQ.
Guests will dance the night away outside to live music provided by local gypsy swing band, Flat Out Strangers, and the Station Seven Band. DJ Preach Jacobs will be entertaining crowds inside along with portrait paintings by Lucas Sams. There will be raffles, a silent auction, and a chance to have a private meeting with Mr. Jay Gatsby himself, according to the announcement.
“This party is going to transport you to a Gatsby-style party where the food is delicious, the drinks are plentiful, and the music doesn’t stop,” Trustus Theatre Artistic Director Chad Henderson said. “This is a great chance to enjoy a special night with a special date or friends.” According to Henderson, 1920s wardrobe is encouraged (flapper dresses, suits, etc…) but not required. “We always like to make ‘fun’ a big part of our fundraisers, and this event is no exception,” he said.
General admission tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on the Trustus website, or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732. VIP Private tables are also available. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Trustus Theatre.