If you’re a theater buff, we’ve got exciting news for you. And if you’re not, well, you’re gonna be one soon, because the Charleston Library Society has put together a home-run gala event.

This year’s unique format is a celebration of the U.S. publication of Bernard Cornwell’s most recent work, Fools and Mortals, which tells the story of the first production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, taking place in 1595. Broadway actors will perform scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet in Charleston’s historic Dock Street Theater, with narration from Cornwell himself. Plus, there will also be a surprise musical guest.

After the performance there will be a reception in the theater courtyard with hors d’oeuvres created by James Beard Award Winner, Mike Lata of FIG. The fest starts at 6 p.m on Sat. Jan. 13 and tickets start at $150.

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