Arts + Entertainment

Temptations at the Theater: In Photos

Temptations at the Theater was an evening designed for lovers of wine, craft beer, desserts, and dramatic theater. The event space at Capital Ale House was filled with the comforting aroma of Lucas Roasting Company coffee and the sweet smell of desserts from local restaurants such as Union Station, New Leaf Pastry Kitchen, Beyond, Local Chop & Grill House, and many more. Enjoy feasting your eyes on these snapshots from the event, and be warned – you may be very tempted to drool over the delicious desserts!

Arts Council of the Valley’s Court Square Theater featured The Valley Playhouse production of John Kolvenbach’s romantic comedy, “LOVE SONG.” Photo by Shannon Essad.

The featured production of the evening was “LOVE SONG,” produced by special arrangement with Dramatist’s Play Service, Inc. and directed by Tom Arthur.

We are so thankful for our volunteers! Photo by Shannon Essad.

Coffee for the event was provided by Lucas Roasting Company. Photo by Shannon Essad.

Troy & Jennica Lucas, owners of Lucas Roasting Company. Photo by Shannon Essad.

Mango Mouse Cake with Key Lime Short Bread Crust from New Leaf Pastry Kitchen. Photo by Shannon Essad.

Eddie Bumbaugh & Jane Cox enjoying the dessert reception. Photo by Shannon Essad.

There was definitely a great variety of desserts for guests to sample. Photo by Shannon Essad.

Desserts to sample included Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites from The Artful Dodger, Pumpkin Crunch Bars from Union Station Restaurant & Bar, Arepetias & Empanaditas from Arepera Las Chamas, Flourless Chocolate Cake from Beyond, Baklava from Dave’s Taverna, & many more!

Glenda & Pat Rooney. Photo by Shannon Essad.

Wine for the event was provided by Bluestone Vineyard. Photo by Shannon Essad.

Cheers! Photo by Shannon Essad.

It was all smiles at the event! Photo by Shannon Essad.

Commence your drooling now with these donuts from Billy Jack’s Wing & Draft Shack. Photo by Shannon Essad.

Other participating restaurants included Clementine, PULP, Joshua Wilton House, Merengue Restaurant, Indian American Cafe, Blue Nile, Capital Ale House, El Sol Tacos Mexicano, & The Little Grill Collective.

Friends enjoying a night out together at Temptations! Photo by Shannon Essad.

Make sure to taste the amazing desserts that were sampled at the event at our local downtown restaurants. We are already looking forward to next year’s Temptations at the Theater!

Shannon Essad is HDR’s first Social Media Intern for Fall 2012 and a senior Communication major with a concentration in Organizational Communication at James Madison University.

All photos by Shannon Essad.

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