A special evening filled with delicious food, tempting drinks and silent and live auction items up for bids were all part of the Weathervane Playhouse Monte Carlo Night.

Proceeds from the Saturday evening event at St. Sebastian’s Zwisler Hall will benefit the general operating fund at the theater.

Tom Stephan greeted the 120 guests as they arrived. Co-chairs were Diane Geiger and Mary Kay Finn. Nancy Schafer, Bev Ricks and Bess Raines sold raffle tickets throughout the night.

Chief Executive Artistic Director Melanie YC Pepe said, “Weathervane is a theater built by volunteers and we have many volunteers here.”

Robert Ellis said, “We have 84 years of reasons to support Weathervane.”

Christine Fallon was looking forward to playing blackjack. Linda Nash wanted to try her hand at the craps table. Jeff Feuer offered his philosophy on winning his game of choice. He said, “I will roll two dice and hope one is not a seven.”

Enjoying the evening were Patt Boley, Bruce Schwartz, Lauren Sprowls, Debbie Shama-Davis, Steve Davis and Connor Mathis. Mathis said, “I’m looking forward to gambling without consequences.”

“I believe in what Weathervane brings to the community,” said Coco Mayer.

Domenic DiLullo added, “The theater is like a new discovery and I love how great and diverse it is.”

“I’ve done theater over the last 40 years and I’ve made friendships here that will last a lifetime,” said Barry Friedman.

Participants could raise their paddle for the special “Raise Your Rooster Auction,” where donors are able to give a specific amount of cash to support a specific need within the theater, including a new soundboard and microphones.