Fans of the popular TV series “Downton Abbey” will not want to miss the special Downtown Abbey Evening event being hosted by the Akron Civic Theatre on Sunday, December 13. It will be a night to remember filled with an English feast, jazz music of the 1920’s, signature drinks and a viewing of the first episode of the sixth and final season of the series.
Presented by the Akron Civic Theatre Women’s Guild and Wayside Furniture, A Downton Abbey Soiree begins at 5:30 p.m. with a feast of English food that includes Baby Beef Wellington, Fancy Finger Sandwiches, Chicken Sate with Curry, Shepherd’s Pie, Breakfast Baked Beans on Toast Points, Brie Rounds with Grapes and Rice Crackers and for dessert, Trifles and Scones & Tea Cookies accompanied by coffees and teas from Angel Falls. Music will be provided by the Jack Schantz Trio. Be sure to check out the display of vintage and period fashions and wares. And don’t miss your chance to try one of two signature drinks for the evening — The Old Booby or Carson & Hughes on the Beach.
At 7 p.m. guests will move to a balcony loge for a sneak-peek screening of the first episode of “Downton Abbey’s” 6th (and final season). For guests who do not want to attend the dinner, you can come to the free screening of the “Downton Abbey” episode but you must have a ticket. You can obtain a ticket by calling the Akron Civic Center box office at 330-253-2488.
Cost of the Downton Abbey Evening event is $50 per person. Proceeds from the event will go to benefit Western Reserve PBS and the Akron Civic Theatre. Dressing in period attire is encouraged (perhaps flapper gear or an Edwardian gown?) but not required. Remember, if you are just attending the screening but not the dinner, admission is free but you will need a ticket.
For more information about the Downton Abbey Evening or to make reservations, call the Akron Civic Theatre box office at 330-253-2488 or get online at www.akroncivic.com. The Akron Civic Theatre is located at 182 S. Main St. in Akron, Ohio. It is approximately a 45 minute drive from Cleveland.