Local men’s health nonprofit Men Educating Men About Health (MEMAH) will host its annual gala on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Pasadena. The evening will feature dinner and entertainment in celebration of the contributions of four outstanding community leaders.
MEMAH will honor Dr. Barbara Freund as Woman of the Year 2019; Assemblymember Chris Holden as Man of the Year 2019; City of Hope as Business of the Year 2019; and Laura Farber, president of the 2020 Tournament of Roses, with a Community Contribution Award.
Additionally, an extraordinary group of 19 actors will perform “Health in a Very Happy Season,” an evening of Shakespearean sonnets, readings, and music. The performance, named after a quotation from Shakespeare’s Henry IV, part 2, is produced and directed by noted Shakespeare scholar and director Louis Fantasia.
“We will not only focus on Shakespeare’s timelessness and universality, but on his passion for healthy living,” Fantasia said.