Jeff Davis is forced to walk the plank by Peter Kope during one of the dance performances at the Dirty Ball.
Kesham M. Pate and Sam Badger.
Rich Engler with Cindy Engler and Richard Parsakian.
Jon Seeley and Dean Hastings.
Michele de la Reza and Peter Kope. #SEENfounders
Sam Badger. #SEENbestsparkle
Bob Strauss with Kate Colligan.
Getting down and "dirty." #SEENhavingfun
Rebecca Himberger with Donna Goyak.
By Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Where: A warehouse in the South Side.
6:47 p.m. The Dirty Ball, Attack Theatre's biggest fundraiser of the year, kicks off the night with a Dirty Donor Reception pre-party. Seen enjoying special performances by Chatham Baroque were Christopher Hahn and Ron Booth, Clyde B. Jones, Larry Leahy and John Vandegrift, Catherine Loevner, Guinevere Glacier, Sean Gray, and Kate Colligan.
8:10 p.m. The VIP Velvet Lounge, designed by Richard Parsakian who stops to take a selfie with Rich and Cindy Engler, is actually a meat locker transformed into a futuristic red and silver spaceship. It's complete with shirtless robot mannequins standing guard while performers dance on the bars.
8:42 p.m. Mingle outside the lounge with roughly 1,000 guests enjoying interactive games, dance-offs and a confessional to share their dirty secrets. Who knows? You may run into an alien (Leigh Rock), Cleopatra (Sarah Damigh), or Emma McAfee channeling her inner punk-rock girl.
9:34 p.m. Everyone floods the stage to watch a special Attack Theatre pirate ship performance. The crowd, including Keri Harmicar and David Seman, giggles through a rendition of the '80s ZZ Top hit "Legs," in which pirates dance with a mermaid.
10:46 p.m. Co-chair Sam Badger flies by leaving a trail of glitter from the gold jacket he made just for the event. (If you need him, he's not hard to find!)
12:01 a.m. The party continues outside with an impromptu dance and drum circle. Patrons grab late-night treats from food trucks set up to indulge their cravings.
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