Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 8:00pm

Tickets & Registration

General Admission CAC Member | $75
*Discount applied at checkout
General Admission Non-Member | $100
Preferred Seating (First 3 Rows) | $150 per person
Box Seats | $200 per person
Raffle Tickets | $20 each
*Only 500 raffle tickets will be sold to win a one of a kind necklace designed by CCH Pounder, valued at $1,500.


Join us for an evening with acclaimed actress CCH Pounder reading from Donald Rawley's Slow Dance on the Fault Line.

This singular event will feature a poetry and spoken word performance by the actress, music by cellist and vocalist Monica McIntyre, and an exclusive post show experience through which the audience will have the opportunity to meet the award-winning actress.

As part of this special event, guests will have the chance to participate in a jewelry raffle for a necklace designed by the actress herself.

Sponsored by Russ and Sandra Herman.

Post Show Offerings

  • Open Bar
  • Local Cuisine by Bourbon House
  • Meet & Greet with the Artist
  • Jewelry Raffle of a Piece Designed by CCH Pounder
  • Music by DJ Kenny Martinez

Proceeds from this special evening will support the CAC's 2015 –2016 Performing Arts Season, which will be announced at the event.

Silent Auction

Win a Chicago Shopping Experience that includes:

  • Three Night Stay at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
  • Airfare for (2)
  • $750 Bloomingdale Gift Card
  • Exclusive walk through with the Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

CCH Pounder

Award-winning actress CCH Pounder can be seen as "Dr. Loretta Wade" on the new hit CBS series, NCIS: New Orleans. Pounder’s recent television appearances include the Syfy series Warehouse 13, and Sons of Anarchy on FX.  Other notable projects include the feature films Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Avatar ,and Orphan, and the television shows Revenge, Law & Order: SVU, and HBO's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, which garnered Pounder her fourth Emmy® nomination. For seven years, Pounder portrayed "Claudette Wyms" on the critically acclaimed FX series, The Shield, which earned her many accolades including an Emmy® nomination, the MIB Prism Award," two Golden Satellite Awards, and the “Genii Excellence in TV Award.” Other honors for Pounder include an Emmy® nomination for her role as "Dr. Angela Hicks" on the NBC series ER and an Emmy® nomination for her role in FOX's The X-Files. In addition, she received a Grammy® Award nomination for "Best Spoken Word Album" for Grow Old Along With Me, The Best Is Yet To Be and won an AUDIE—the Audio Publishers Association's top honor— for Women in The Material World. Film credits include Home Again, Rain, Prizzi’s Honor, Postcards From The Edge, Robocop 3, Sliver, Tales From The Crypt, Face/Off, End of Days and her breakout role in Bagdad Café. Pounder was a founding member of Artists for a New South Africa. An advocate for the arts, Ms. Pounder is active in the Creative Coalition and has nourished emerging visual artists through the Pounder Kone Art Space in Los Angeles and the Musee Boribana in Senegal, which she founded with her husband, Boubacar Kone.  A graduate of Ithaca College, Pounder received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the school and was their 2010 Commencement Speaker.

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