The Santa Monica Repertory Theater will transform the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club into a 17th century French salon to raise funds for its upcoming 2013 season.
The fundraiser, “Le Salon de Santa Monica Rep,” will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the woman’s club, 1234 Fourth St., Santa Monica.
The event begins with a mix-and-mingle at 4 p.m., where guests will be able to make masks, have their hair coiffed, take part in a silent auction and listen to live music.
The evening’s primary entertainment will begin at 5 p.m. with a fully-costumed staged reading of French playwright Moliere’s “The Learned Ladies,” a revival of the company’s popular performance from earlier this year at the Santa Monica Public Library, said event organizers.
Guests are encouraged to come dressed in 17th century attire, but any French-period or French-inspired costume is welcome. Costumes are optional.
The Moliere-themed event is the second benefit that the emerging theater company has held after presenting a 1940s-era event of Bertolt Brecht-inspired theater at the playwright’s former Santa Monica home in November, according to the theater company.
A company spokesperson said the group strives to produce high quality, professional theater with an emphasis on substance, style and story.
Tickets for the salon are $50 and can be purchased online at Parking is $5 and is located in the structure next to the Bay Woman’s Club.
Information, (213) 268-1454.