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Virtually Indestructible: An Online Evening of Resilience

April 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

PAVE & Bennington Performing Arts Center are excited to present Virtually Indestructible: An Online Evening of Resilience. The evening features a staged play reading about the life of Katharine Graham, followed by a discussion panel of area women with topics to include overcoming obstacles and lifting each other up in times of adversity, as well as available VIP wine tasting packages.

“The Shot” @ 7PM: The highlight of the evening is an exclusive virtual showing of “The Shot,” a staged play reading performed by Sharon Lawrence (Desperate Housewives, NYPD Blue.) “The Shot” was developed at The Ojai Playwrights Conference, and is a work of fiction based on the book “Katharine Graham, The Leadership Journey of an American Icon” by Robin Gerber, and inspired by the women who generously shared their stories with the playwright. Directed by Michelle Joyner, “The Shot” as it will be viewed is a collaboration born of necessity; when the pandemic struck, the creators found a way to continue the performance via film and decided to use this work to benefit domestic violence agencies across the country. More information and a trailer for the hour-long feature is available at: https://www.theshotplay.com.

Sharon Lawrence (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

“When women support each other, incredible things happen.”

After the play, a panel of female leaders will chat about how they’ve achieved success and ways to support each other. With representatives from the play itself, local business owners, non-profit directors, and political leaders, this impressive group of women provides inspiring insight into the heights that can be achieved and the many different paths we take in our lives.

Our limited-availability VIP package includes a pre-showing virtual tasting experience with couch + cork and two bottles of wine (a Sauvignon Blanc & a Red Blend) from McBride Sisters Collection, the largest Black female-owned wine company in the US. Wine will be hand-delivered to guests within 40 miles of 05201. This is a limited offering, so join the experience while it’s available! You also have the option to add a bottle of wine or two (or three) with your ticket purchase if a guided tasting isn’t your thing.

couch + cork brings people together through its unique approach to wine tasting. Their fun, approachable experts have distilled their knowledge down to help guests learn what they actually need to know about wine so that they leave more empowered and can enjoy wine better.

Robin and Andréa’s love affair with wine was planted within them from an early age while growing up in two of the world’s most iconic wine-growing regions. Over time, McBride Sisters has grown into what is not only the largest Black-owned wine company in the United States, but one of the most inclusive, accessible, socially aware and sustainable.

$20 – $85 General Admission starts at $20. VIP package with exclusive tasting $85.