Taproot Uncorked: TOGETHER Our Annual Fall Fundraiser

Taproot Uncorked is traveling around the globe with wines from Argentina to Washington and many stops along the way!

We hope you’ll join us this year for a unique and very special wine tasting as we celebrate the hospitality and spirit of welcome that a glass of wine brings with it. As we travel the world together we’ll lift a glass and raise the funds that provide access for everyone to attend Taproot Theatre.

This year, you’ll take a seat at one of two candle-lit community tables where you’ll savor five wines from around the globe paired with imaginative bites that complement each wine.

Bid on unique Taproot-themed auction packages and raise your paddle to provide discounted theatre experiences for students and seniors, veterans and their families, and lower-income patrons attending Pay-What-You-Can performances.

Finally, enjoy the warm feeling that comes from knowing you’ve provided the thoughtful and hope-filled theatre that you love to those who could not attend without your generosity.
$50 TICKET PER PERSON
Please RSVP by September 10 to guarantee your seat at the table.

CAN'T MAKE IT?
You can support Taproot Theatre by making a gift here.

THE TASTING


Greece: Mediterranean Lamb Skewers, Mint Yoghurt Sauce (GF, DF)
South Africa: Lemon, Herb Goat Cheese & Marcona Almond Stuffed Peppadew (GF, Veg, Contains Nuts)
United States: Salmon Skewers, Cucumber-Radish Rémoulade (GF, DF)
Argentina: Grilled Beef Churrasco Skewers, Chimichurri (GF, DF)
Italy: Butternut Squash & Smoked Mozzarella Pizzette, Tuscan Kale (Veg)
LEENA ANGELIKI (Wine Expert) is a Washington native with a deep love for food, music, and wine. Her Greek family put down roots in Kirkland when the immigrated, and have been part of the restaurant industry ever since. Growing up around all this amazing food and wine has given her an appreciation for different cultures, flavors, and people from around the world. In high school, Leena was involved in 17 theater productions back to back; while intent on pursuing theater and teaching in college, she ended up finding her calling in becominga family therapist. She is so excited to be here tonight and combining all the things she loves most in one room: food, music, theater, wine, and community.

AUCTION ITEMS


A SEASON OF TAPROOT THEATRE
Wine. Intermission Treats. Experience it all with this popular package, which includes two 5-play subscriptions for the 2020 Jewell Mainstage season, pre-ordered bakery treats and beverage of choice waiting for you in the Stage Door Café at intermission, and a bottle of wine uniquely themed for each show, hand-picked by a Taproot’s Board Chair!

THE BOARD MAKES A CASE
Take home a piece of the Taproot Uncorked experience with this case of high-end wines that come personally-selected and donated by our Board of Directors.

THEATRE TICKETS AND DINNER WITH THE DIRECTOR
One of last year’s favorites! Explore the making of a Taproot production with the one who leads the creative task! Choose a pair of tickets to one of three upcoming productions on the Jewell Mainstage and enjoy an exclusive pre-show dinner with the director of the production to learn more about the artistic process of creating a play, from script selection to casting, work with designers and technicians, rehearsals and more. Options include: Steel Magnolias with director Marianne Savell, Babette’s Feast with director Scott Nolte or See How They Run with director Karen Lund

DINNER AT CANLIS: CAN YOU SAY BABETTE'S FEAST?
Need we say more? Enjoy a pair of tickets to Babette’s Feast and dinner for two at Seattle’s legendary, award-winning, dining establishment. The Canlis family has provided exquisite culinary experiences and service to fine dining patrons for three generations.

BEEKEEPING EXPERIENCE FOR FOUR
Enter into one of our private backyard apiaries and experience what it's like to take care of bees in this unique setting. After an introduction to bees and beekeeping, we'll put on full beekeeping suits (covered head to ankle) and dive into the hives. Learn to identify the queen and see what a beekeeper looks for to make sure the hive is healthy and strong. Finish the day with fresh pizza thrown on our garden patio, paired with some of our favorite honey wines from across the country. Date to be selected at a mutually convenient time for all parties (including the bees!)

PRIVATE WINE TASTING FOR 10*
Enjoy a private wine tasting for 10 people presented by Richard Kinssies at the Seattle Wine Outlet. Richard will share some of his favorite wines from all over the world. The wines will be chosen to show the diversity of wines available and to offer opportunities to ask questions and learn from Richard’s vast experience in the wine industry. Light appetizers will be served. *Must be 21 years of age. Tasting will occur at a mutually agreed upon date and must be redeemed within 1 year of the event. The certificate may not be redeemed for cash or merchandise.
When you join the fun and make a donation at Uncorked 2019, you'll be giving stories of hope to thousands of attendees who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend a performance at Taproot Theatre.

In 2018, over 8,000 people were served with generous discounts or complimentary tickets to attend Taproot’s productions.

Who are they?
  • The grandmother on a fixed income who attends Taproot’s Senior Midweek Matinees.
  • Teens whose parents drop them off at a show to attend with a $5 “TeenTix” admission.
  • “English as a Second Language” students who attend with their teacher with complimentary tickets.
  • Men and women who serve in the military who need a story of hope in challenging times.
  • Families, couples & individuals with a variety of limited incomes who attend Taproot’s Pay-What-You-Can performances.
The people of Taproot Theatre believe everyone should have an opportunity to attend our productions. We do it because we should. But to do that, we need the generosity of our donors. People like you. When you purchase a ticket to Uncorked 2019 and make a donation that night, you’ll be making it possible for more to enjoy Taproot’s Theatre of Hope. We can do it TOGETHER!
Sep 13, 2019
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