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Sassafras Prohibition Party!

Save the Date!
When: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 6pm
Where: Impact Hub Oakland
2323 Broadway Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612

Join us for a glamorous night filled with decadent drinks, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and a delectable gourmet dinner. Plus raffles, games, and live auction items!

All proceeds benefit our Make a Difference program.

If you have any questions, please contact, Brady Brophy-Hilton, development associate, at brady@shotgunplayers.org.


Single Ticket – $250

$100 tax deductible

Table – $2,000

$800 tax deductible

M.A.D. Ticket – $25

For patrons age 25 and under

Raffle Tickets

Need not be present to win raffle prizes

Special auctioneer announcement!

Nick Medina as Christopher Wren, The Mousetrap (2015)

Our auctioneer this year will be actor and auctioneer Nick Medina!

You may remember him from shows such as: Hamlet, Village Bike, Coast of Utopia, and more!

Magician Dennis Kyriakos will join us at Sassafras

Magician Dennis Kyriakos

Be sure to visit with him as he mixes and mingles during our cocktail reception.

And he'll also make an appearance on stage later in the program.

Visit conjuringwonder.com for a preview of #TheWonder

A little more about the theme

Flapper dress

The roaring 20s, while known as an age of glitz and glamour, were also full of dramatic social and political change. It was the birth of what we know of today as pop culture. People started listening to the same music, dancing the same moves, and using the same slang words. Young women were shortening their hair, skirts, and participating in “unladylike” behavior, like voting. With this new “racy” culture, came a backlash of conservatism.

On January 17, 1920, the 18th Amendment went into effect, which prohibited the sale of alcohol. Drinking had become a symbol of what people disliked about this new modernity. The thought was that by eliminating it, it would turn back the clock to what they considered a greater time. It didn’t work.

We at Shotgun, are determined to always be a place that celebrates and embraces the future. One of the ways we accomplish that is through our Make a Difference program.

The beneficiaries of the Make a Difference program, M.A.D. fellows and audience members, are that future for Shotgun Players and our local arts community.

We hope you’ll put on your dancing shoes, pearls, bowties, or fedoras and join us for a truly memorable evening.

Need some outfit inspiration? Check out these looks!

2019 SASSAFRAS Donors

Alonzo King Lines Ballet
American Conservatory Theater
Aurora Theatre Company
Bay Area Children's Theatre
Berkeley Bowl
Berkeley City Club
Berkeley Symphony
Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise
California Academy of Sciences
Cal Shakes
Central Works
Chez Panisse
Marc Chun
Concannon Vineyards
Cutting Ball
De Young Musem
Drake's Brewing
Tony Drummond
Easy Creole
Fenton's Creamery
Jo Golub
Good Vibrations
Mohit Gourisaria
Grand Lake Theater
Lyndsey Heaton
Naomi Janowitz
Carolyn Jones
John Karnay & Elaine Unemori
Lamplighters Musical Theater
Ryan Langsdorf
Lawrence Hall of Science
Magic Theater
Malibu Wine Safari
Marin Theatre Company
Craig & Kathy Moody
Chard Nelson
The New Parkway Theater
Oakland Ballet Company
Oakland Zoo
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ramen Shop
Rialto Cinemas
Katja Rivera
Pepi Ross
Roxie Theater
Saturn Cafe
Maggie & Paul Salop
San Francisco Carousel
Scott Sanders
Stan & Miriam Schiffman
SF Jazz
SF Moma
San Francisco Playhouse
San Francisco Symphony
Shawl Anderson Dance
Smuin Ballet
Speakeasy SF
Ragesh Tangri & Daralyn Durie
BiBi Tiphane
Ubuntu Theater Project
Walt Disney Museum
Tami White
Miki Yamamoto