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1812 PRODUCTIONS

presents The June and Steve Wolfson Family Foundation Series

THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS December 3rd, 2020 - January 3rd, 2021 Written & Performed by Sean Close* Annie Fang Dave Jadico* Pax Ressler Brett Ashley Robinson* Brenson Thomas Honorary Producer Terry Graboyes Production Support The Sylvia W. and Randel M. Kauders Foundation


Artistic & Production Team Director Justin Jain*

Assistant Director Briana Gause

Stage Manager & Co-Head Writer Thomas E. Shotkin* Co-Head Writer Jennifer Childs

Music Director Pax Ressler

Additional News Writing by Darryl Charles Technical Director & Scenic Designer Lance Kniskern Production Manager & Studio Producer Ben Levan

Head News Writer Don Montrey Special Commentary by R. Eric Thomas Costume Designer Jillian Keys Choreographer Emily Kleimo

Video & Sound Designer and Producer Jorge Cousineau This show is dedicated to our friend Reuben Mitchell *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

1812 Productions receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Production Support


MEET THE CAST & CREW Sean Close, he/him (Writer/Performer): Sean Close is grateful and overjoyed to be performing again with 1812 Productions! Recent 1812 credits: The God Project (Drew); This Is The Week That Is (News Anchor/ Ensemble); Hope and Gravity (Steve). Regional credits include: A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Lysander/ Flute)/Arden Theatre Company; One Man, Two Guvenors (Francis Henshall)/Quintessence Theatre Group; The Best Man (Bobby Brinkley)/Walnut Street Theatre; The Hound of Baskervilles (Sir Henry)/Delaware Theatre Company; Mary’s Wedding (Charlie)/ Montgomery Theater; Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch)/Act II Playhouse; and many others. TV/Film: 21 Bridges; Dispatches From Elsewhere/AMC. Much love to Jessica & Gideon. Annie Fang, she/her (Writer/Performer): Annie Fang is an actor, singer, and aspiring dumpling-pleating expert based in Philadelphia. She’s so excited to be part of this virtual experience with 1812! Pre-pandemic, Annie made her professional debut in Man of God (InterAct Theatre), followed by SHIP (Azuka Theatre). These days, she enjoys watching MasterChef, writing silly songs with her partner, and making all the virtual/socially distanced theater she can. Wishing good health and spirits to all! Dave Jadico, he/him (Writer/Performer): Dave Jadico has been performing in Philadelphia for almost thirty years. He appeared in the Barrymore Award-winning ensembles of Batboy and Suburban Love Songs (1812 Productions), Comedy of Errors (Lantern Theater), and also has appeared at The Arden Theatre, The Walnut Street Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre Company, EgoPo Classic Theater, and the fondlyremembered Mum Puppettheatre in The Fantasticks where he won the Barrymore Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical. He can be seen on Saturday nights improvising in ComedySportz, where he has performed in over 1,300 shows since 1994. In March, ComedySportz moved online and continues to keep people laughing in their homes. He is also the host of Match Game CSz seen online on the last Friday of every month. This is his fifteenth year appearing as a co-writer and performer in This Is The Week That Is. Pax Ressler, they/them (Writer/Performer/Music Director): Pax Ressler is a non-binary performer, music director, and composer working at the intersections of theatre and music as well as arts and advocacy. They are a passionate advocate and organizer of the non-binary and trans community in Philly and a co-gardener of the Genderfunk Philly Instagram (@genderfunkphilly), featuring Philly’s trans and non-binary theatre talent. Pax has worked for theatre companies including Arden Theatre Company, Bearded Ladies Cabaret, Nicole Canuso Dance Company, People’s Light, Theatre Horizon, Shakespeare in Clark Park, Wilma Theater, 11th Hour and more. Pax recently wrote an album of non-binary love songs entitled Change, (paxressler.bandcamp.com) and has written choral music for ensembles across the country. Their work as a composer has been seen in The Bearded Ladies’ Barrymore Award-winning Contradict This! A Birthday Funeral for Heroes, at Cherry Street Pier in Philadelphia and at La Mama Experimental Theatre in NYC. Pax is thrilled to be a returning cast member in This Is The Week! paxressler.com


MEET THE CAST & CREW (continued) Brett Ashley Robinson, she/her (Writer/Performer): Brett Ashley Robinson is a Barrymore Award winner and Golden Tassel Jawn nominated theatre maker based in Philadelphia. She has worked with New York Theatre Workshop, The Public, Wilma Theater, Lightning Rod Special, Pig Iron Theater Company, Ars Nova Ant Fest, EST, Arden Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre Company, The Flea Theatre, The New Ensemble, Theatre Horizon, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, Geva Theatre, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. She is a company member of Applied Mechanics and a member of the HotHouse—the Wilma Theater resident company. Breson Thomas, he/him (Writer/Performer): Brenson Thomas is a theatre maker/performer, and writer. After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College’s MFA Theatre program—where he worked with the likes of Stew, David Neumann, and Raja Feather Kelly— he returned to Philadelphia, working at the Wilma Theater, the Arden Theatre, and with Lightning Rod Special in The Appointment (FringeArts/Next Door at NYTW; Barrymore Nominee for Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical). Brenson is also a TV writer, most recently writing for season 2 of Emmy Award winner Lena Waithe’s, Twenties. When he’s not hunched over his laptop crying about blank Google docs, Brenson enjoys long walks around the city, doing bad accents, smashing patriarchal white supremacist structures, and Beyoncé. Love to his family and Kevin. Justin Jain, he/him (Director): Justin Jain is a former longtime cast member of This is the Week That Is and this is his first year in the Director’s chair. Justin is a Wilma HotHouse Company member, previously appearing in Dance Nation, THERE, and Romeo & Juliet, among many others at The Wilma. Recent Acting stage credits include The Great Leap and Man of God (InterAct), Shakespeare in Love (People’s Light), and Broccoli, Roosevelt, & Mr. House! (FringeArts) with his Barrymore nominated alt-comedy theatre company, The Berserker Residents (www.berserkerresidents.com). Additionally, Mr. Jain has performed Off-Broadway and with many regional theaters including: Arden Theatre Company, Lantern Theatre, Azuka, People’s Light, FringeArts, Shakespeare in Clark Park, McCarter Theatre, Theatre Horizon, Passage Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, The Assembly in Edinburgh, ASU Gammage, and Ars Nova NYC, among others. Justin recently won the 2019 Barrymore for Outstanding Performance in a Play for his work in The Great Leap. Upcoming: Heroes of the Fourth Turning with The Wilma (Acting) and No Child with Arden Theatre Company (Director) Briana Gause, she/her (Assistant Director): Briana Gause is blessed to be a Philadelphia based Filmmaker, Theatre Maker, Painter, And Teaching Artist, Briana’s mission in life is to create opportunities for love and education to thrive through art. Recently Briana directed Young Money by Erlina Ortiz and had her play Discovering Blackness: A Short Film produced in the Digirep Festival. She was last seen in the short film It’s Time to Get Lost. Through her production company, OMG! Studios, Briana has produced and featured work in Fade to Black: Issa a Black Philly FilmFest, and premiered her play The Great Adventure of Amelia


MEET THE CAST & CREW (continued) Franchesca Amador: The Space Cowboy. For more about Briana, you can visit her website, Ohmygause.com or follow her on Instagram @OMG_Presents Thomas E. Shotkin, he/him (Co-Head Writer/Stage Manager): Tom is in his 19 th season as production stage manager at 1812. Wow. Favorite shows include: This Is The Week That Is (all of ‘em), Our Shows of Shows, To the Moon, The Four of Us, Bat Boy: The Musical, Recent Tragic Events, and An Evening Without Woody Allen (in which he performed). Other SM credits: People’s Light, Theatre Exile, Arden Theatre Company, Arena Stage (DC), Barnstormers Theatre (NH). Tom has also worked for Opera Company of Philadelphia, Hartford Stage Company, Azuka Theatre Collective, and Boarshead Theatre (MI). Thanks, as always, to my partner, my BFF, my love (it’s all the same person) - MB. Jennifer Childs, she/her (Co-Head Writer): Jennifer Childs is the Producing Artistic Director for 1812 Productions. For 1812 she has created over 25 original works of theater including The Carols, To the Moon, It’s My Party: The Women and Comedy Project, and the annual political humor show This is the Week That Is. Her solo shows, Why I’m Scared of Dance and I Will Not Go Gently have been performed across the country. She’s been playing Patsy for fifteen years and is grateful to Jilline for gifting her the South Philly accent. Love to Scott and Lily Don Montrey, he/him (Head News Writer): Don is happy to back with 1812 and This Is the Week That Is for the 15th consecutive year! When he is not writing jokes (or crying) about the news, he is working as the Executive Director of CSz Philadelphia, home of ComedySportz. When he’s not doing that he’s husband to Kathleen and Daddy to Carlin and Liam. When he’s not doing that, he’s probably watching The Office for the 87th time. Darryl Charles, he/him (Writer): Darryl Charles is a comedian. He did stand-up all across the country in the before times, now he does it on Zoom. His first stand-up album “Black Gentrifier” was released on January 28th, 2020 and debuted at #3 on iTunes Comedy Chart. He teaches and performs improv comedy, and has been a member of ComedySportz Philadelphia since 2011. He is a sketch comedy writer and performer, doing most of that work with the sketch group The Layoff Kids. They have been featured on Funny or Die. He’s also the co-host of DTF: The Darryl and Timaree Funhour, the greatest sex-ed/comedy/gameshow and now podcast in the known universe. R. Eric Thomas, he/him (Special Commentary): R. Eric Thomas is a national bestselling author, playwright, and Senior Staff writer for ELLE.com where he has written “Eric Reads the News” a daily humor column covering pop culture and politics since 2016. His debut memoir, Here for It, or How to Save Your Soul in America, which Lin-Manuel Miranda hailed as “pop culture-obsessed, David Sedaris-level laugh-out-loud funny”, was published by Ballantine Books in 2020 and was featured on Today as an August Read With Jenna club pick. He loves 1812 with all his heart. Lance Kniskern, he/him (Set Design/ Technical Director): Lance Kniskern is a freelance set designer in the Philadelphia Area and is now in his third season as Technical Director with 1812 Productions. Design highlights with 1812: Intimate Exchanges, The Shoplifters, The Carols, Happy Birthday, This Is The Week That Is, and Broken Biscuits. Other design credits: Heir Apparent, The Tempest, The Gospel According To..., and Taming of The Shrew (2015 Barrymore Award Nomination for Best Set Design) with The Lantern Theater; The Merry Wives of Windsor with Delaware Shakspeare; A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play and Spamalot with Resident Theater Company;


MEET THE CAST & CREW (continued) Godspell with Drexel University; Two Gentlemen of Verona with Shakespeare in Clark Park; Hairspray: The Musical (Broadway World’s Best Set Design in Philadelphia 2012) with Media Theatre. You can see more of his work at his website: lancekniskern.com Jillian Keys, she/her (Costume Design): Jillian is stoked to be back with 1812 after designing This Is The Week That Is for the past three years and Buyer & Cellar! She is a UArts graduate (2011), and former Walnut St. Theatre Apprentice (2011-2012). Along with managing the Drexel University Costume Shop she has worked with Pig Iron Theater Company, The Arden, Theater Horizon, Orbiter 3, Applied Mechanics, Theatre Exile, Act II Playhouse, Azuka Theatre, The Lantern Theatre, Inis Nua, InterAct, Lightning Rod Special, and The Berserker Residents, among others. For other fun facts please visit: www.jilliankeys.com Ben Levan, he/him (Production Manager): Ben Levan is in his fourth season as the Production Manager for 1812 Productions. He is a Norristown native and WCUPA alum. Past PM credits include work with: Azuka Theatre, Orbiter 3, and Tiny Dynamite. Ben can also be spotted behind a lighting board as a freelance designer and recently as the resident lighting designer for The Living News at the National Constitution Center. Past credits include designs with: Azuka Theatre, Iron Age Theatre, and Team Sunshine Performance Corp. In addition to his production work Ben is a writer and graduate of The Foundry, a Philadelphia based playwrights lab. He likes to write stories about the real world getting in the way of our digital lives. Other likes include: bicycling, cooking, and sunset strolls to the stage door. Emily Kleimo, she/her (Choreographer): Emily is excited to be back on the This Is The Week That Is team! In addition to 1812, she has worked with Arden Theatre Co., The Walnut Street Theatre, 11th Hour Theatre Company and is a proud Drexel University Alum. Favorite credits include: Silvia/The Carols, Jolene/Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Rona Lisa Perretti /Spelling Bee and Margot/Legally Blonde. Emily is also a voice over actor and has been a voice for PBS Kids, Smirnoff, Kit^n^Kate and more than 15 audiobooks. She is proud to be a teaching artist, the interim Director of Education and the Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director here at 1812 Productions. She has been honored to have worked on Tyndale Place as Donna B. through its development here at 1812 as well.Love and thanks to Ms. Holly, JKK and Jonathan for your love, support and laughter. Jorge Cousineau, he/him (Video & Sound Design): Jorge has worked on a number of 1812 Productions including Hope & Gravity, I Will Not Go Gently, To The Moon, The Four Of Us, and almost all installments of This Is The Week That Is. He designs sets, lights, sound and video for dance and theater productions in addition to co-directing his company Subcircle together with his wife Niki and dancer and choreographer Scott McPheeters. Jorge is a recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, two Independence Foundation Fellowship grants, a Lucille Lortel Award in NYC and several Barrymore Awards. Jaime Konowal, she/her (General Manager): This season marks Jaime’s 11th season at 1812 Productions. Jaime has worked in the arts for many years, starting her career at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, before moving to Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts as the Box Office and Assistant Marketing Manager. Jaime is a graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science in Interactive Media and Design. Jaime is the Accounting Warden and also sits on the Vestry of Gloria Dei (Old Swedes) Church. Love to Nora and Teddy.


SPECIAL THANKS Special Thanks: June Wolfson (aka Marie), Clare Osman (aka Angie), Bill Burdick, Daphne Rowe, Gloria Hochman, Barry Brait, Chistina Clay, Greg Drapkin, Abbie Gardner, Killian Gilmartin, Mikayla Golub, Lily Greer, Andrew Nelson, Rachel Peters, Morgan Porter, David Pressel, Bella Saltzer, Nick Seymour, Jonathan Silver, Margaret Spencer, and all the folks who share a home with an 1812 staff member! Thanks to This Is The The Week That Is alumni Scott Greer, Tony Braithwaite, Steve Wright, Susie Stevens, Jennifer Childs, Mary Carpenter, Jim Ryan, Tony Lawton, Brian Anthony Wilson, Alex Bechtel, Don Montrey, Aimé Donna Kelly, Tabitha Allen, Justin Jain, Rob Tucker, Nia Benjamin, Jensen Titus Lavalee, and Tanaquil Márquez. And our sincere thanks to all of the generous individual and institutional supporters who make our work possible all season long!

1812 PRODUCTIONS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Glenn Gundersen, President Jeff Weiss, Vice President Kyle A. Midkiff, CPA, Treasurer Elizabeth S. Fenton, Secretary Michael P. Buckley Jennifer Childs Deborah Fleischman Terry Graboyes Peter Haas

Ellen Hutton David Jadico Nadine Lomakin Theresa E. Loscalzo Kristin McLaughlin Clare Osman Nancy L. Roth June Wolfson

Board Emeritus Dolly Beechman Schnall Kimberley Reyfuss Jennifer Bohnenberger Roberta Emmanuel James D. Brown Matthew Pettigrew

1812 PRODUCTIONS STAFF Jennifer Childs, Producing Artistic Director Jaime Konowal, General Manager David Jadico, External Relations Director Tyler Melchior, Marketing and Public Relations Director Ben Levan, Production Manager Lance Kniskern, Technical Director Kate Sabato, Associate General Manager Emily Kleimo, Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director Peter Marshall, Development Assistant Tanaquil Márquez, Marketing Assistant

1812 Productions’ Administrative Office 2329 S. 3rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19148 (215) 592-9560 1812productions.org Keep up with the latest news and behind the scenes action from 1812 Productions!


1812 EDUCATION 1812 Education, like much of life in these unprecedented times, looks a bit different this year. Our team of teaching artists are developing a new approach as we join classrooms virtually. We are using innovative and unconventional approaches to bring what is usually a very handson, ensemble-based experience to the digital world. We are exploring creative interpretation, expression and improvisation with our high school students and are exploring different versions of “The Three Little Pigs� with our lower school students. We are approaching this year as one would approach any new creative challenge, with a mix of excitement and uncertainty, but with faith that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and that we will come together to create a memorable experience for all!

Widener student performance. Photo by John Flak.

Thank you to the teachers, school administrators, and you, our supporters, who make 1812 Education possible! For more information about 1812 Education, please contact Emily Kleimo, Interim Education Director, at emily@1812productions.org.


Government, Foundation, Corporate & Individual Support thank you for your support! FOUNDATION, GOVERNMENT, AND CORPORATE SUPPORT $100,000 and above William Penn Foundation $50,000 - $99,000 Wyncote Foundation $10,000 - $49,999 Independence Foundation June and Steve Wolfson Family Foundation Otto Haas Charitable Trust Philadelphia Cultural Fund PIDC Community Capital Arts Aid PHL Fund Suzanne F. Roberts Cultural Development Fund The CHG Charitable Trusts William Penn Foundation Special Gifts Program $5,000 - $9,999 Connelly Foundation The Barra Foundation Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Rosenlund Family Foundation The Sylvia W. and Randel M. Kauders Foundation $1,000 - $4,999 American Theatre Wing Caroline J. Sanders Trust Charlotte Cushman Foundation Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation Dolfinger McMahon Foundation Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial Foundation Joseph Kennard Skilling Trust Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP The Christopher Ludwick Foundation The Haley Foundation The Lida Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Widener Foundation William K. Stewart Foundation up to $1,000 Actors’ Equity Foundation AmazonSmile Foundation The Bank of America Charitable Foundation E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation in Memory of Gerald Hogan Exelon Corporation FMC Corporation

Grumbacher Family Fund of The Jewish Fund for The Future The R. Andrew Swinney Presidential Achievement Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS VAUDEVILLIAN SOCIETY OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN LEVEL

($10,000 and up) Kim & David Adler Michael P. Buckley Glenn Gundersen & Susan Manix Peter Hass Frida Kumar Don & Hether Smith Margaret Harris & Phil Straus June & Steve Wolfson VAUDEVILLIAN SOCIETY GEORGE AND GRACIE LEVEL

($5,000 - $9,999) Mary & James Brown Kate Sullivan & Bob D’Zuro Sandi Foxx-Jones Terry Graboyes Sigrid Larson & Nancy Roth Margaret Harris & Phil Straus Nadine Lomakin & Peggy Morgan Marilyn Steinbright VAUDEVILLIAN SOCIETY FANNY BRICE LEVEL

($2,500 - $4,999) Dr. James M. Childs, Jr. John & Fern Culhane Debbie & Bob Fleischman Edward & Susan Hoffman Ellen Hutton & Fernando Mendez Neal Krouse & Liz Knudsen Nadine Lomakin & Michael McPhilmy Terry Loscalzo & Jim Hildenbrand Mary Ellen Marzullo Susan Odessey Clare & Dewaine Osman Angie & Brian Parker Gayle & David Smith Sharon & Jeff Weiss Dane & Joan Wells VAUDEVILLIAN SOCIETY W. C. FIELDS LEVEL

($1,812 - $2,499) Anonymous Paul & Karen Black Louis Bluver Suzie Childs in memory of Mary Waite & Elmer Craig

Christina Clay & Thomas Ramsey, III Patrick & Diane Close Susan Greene & Kathleen Sheridan Adrienne & Eric Hart Kenneth Hartzell & Andrea Biondo Clifford & Kristen Haugen Connie Lyford Tom & Linda McCarthy Kyle Anne Midkiff, CPA Dr. Joel & Mrs. Bobbie Porter Ron Powers Matthew Rader & Michael Smith Kathryn Wright & Art Fau Vaudevillian level donors: Please contact the Development Department to be included on the fabulous Vaudevillian Show Poster and to find about benefits and annual membership.

The Big Time ($1,000 $1,811) Anonymous (2) Bill & Sheryl Bullitt Bob & Nancy Elfant Elizabeth Fenton Elizabeth H. Gemmill Ben & Lynda Greer Holly & John Kleimo Eva & Michael Leeds Mimi & Jim McKenzie Kristin McLaughlin Karen Nice & Bud Burroughs Barbara Oldenhoff Lee & Roy Shubert Paulette Singleton Margaret R. Spencer Ruth Stoolman Headliners ($500 - $999) Nora Adelmann Michael & Carol Albert Sandra K. Baldino Cordelia Biddle & Steve Zettler Charles & Nancy Bramham Joan & Joel Chinitz Anne Cook & Russ Troyer John Durkin & Rebecca Stanley Patricia Hunt & F. John Hagele Thomas Kraines Natalie Levkovich & Richard Nalbandian Sally Mallory in Memory of Frank Mallory Marty Moss-Coane Michael Norris & Matt Varrato Michael Nutter


Government, Foundation, Corporate & Individual Support (continued) thank you for your support! Cybele Perry & Paul Moffitt Phillip & Elaine Powell Jennifer Schumann & Nick Bardoutsos Drs. Robert & Karen Sharrar William & Cathy Sharrar Theresa H. Smith Susan Stuard Dave & Patty Swan Greg & Emily Wolfson Richard Woosnam & Diane Dalto Woosnam Top Bananas ($250 - $499) Anonymous Judith T. Beck Jay & Nancy Berkowitz Ilze & Gunars Berzins Alan & Sherry Blumenthal Martin Bodtmann Edward & Luanne Bohn Patricia Bushyager Carol & Bruce Caswell Epstein Family Charitable Trust Bonnie & Mark Cochard Sherri, Daniel, Benjamin & Jacob Cohen Susan Lavine Coleman Betty Cooper Lisa Cosentino Judith N. Dean & James D. Crawford Patricia Crown & Anthony Radice Ellen Deacon & Ernie Cuff Catherine S. & Drew J. Dedo Nina & John DiPietro Kim Gallagher Dan Gannon Mark Garvin Nancy J. Gellman Donna & David Gerson Glenn Gilman & Angela Rocco Joe & Jane Goldblum Adele Aron Greenspun in Memory of Bertram Greenspun Scott, Jennifer & Lily Greer Judy Guise Christine Gunsaullus Beverly A. Harper Dr. Forrest Haun Gaylord Holder & Marianne Lipson David Jadico Thomas Jadico, Jr Stuart Schwartz & Sheila Jamison-Schwartz Lisa Kaiser Ron & Rachelle Kaiserman in Honor of Debbie Fleishman Martha Lask & Jonathan Harmon Ted & Sue Leventhal

Rick Fitzgerald & Marilyn MacGregor Stephen Marshall Medoway Family Jonathan Miller & Beaty Bock Charlene Nolten Marianne O’Connor Rebecca Parsa Harriet Power & Bob Hedley Marjie & Andy Quint Catherine & Mark Randall Benjamin Zuckerman & Marian Robinson Toni & Ted Rosen Adelle Rubin William Kiesling & Marta Rubin Kiesling Chris & Eileen Satullo Drs. Phillip Bennett & Joseph Schaller Deb Schrager Mark & Susie Schultz Paul & Beth Shay Kathryn & Nathan Snyder Brad & Rona Stern Nina Vitow & Jack Simmons Ellen M. Tedaldi Dr. R.J. Wallner Abigail Wolf & Jonathan Weiss Wendy & Larry White Doris A. Williams Jeanette & Richard Woehr Earl & Jackie Wolf Paul & Jennifer Wolfson Scene Stealers ($100 - $249) Anonymous (8) Jerry Abelson Dale Abrams & Elliot Fishman Karen Adams Guy Aiman Elizabeth Alexander & Burnell Yow! David S. Allen Renee Anderson Rebecca Ansel Amanda Aronoff & James Keller John Attanasio Sarah Auman John Austin Marcy & Dan Bacine Eileen Baird Edward & Maryann Barranco Carol Beam Carl B. Bear Sylvia Beck Susan & Daniel Behrend Tali & Edgar Ben-Josef Deedee Bennett Allyson & Rich Bernstein Keith & Mimo Betten Brenda Block Janice Bogen Jennifer Bohnenberger

Sylvia Bookbinder Jodi Bopp James A. Boxall Jr. Nancy Boykin & Dan Kern David Bradley & Margaret Berger Bradley Stanton & Jill Braid Bob & George Bremner Jerome & Peggy Buescher Judith Calhoun Charles Carr Sue & Tom Carroll Debbie Cella Michelle Chaplin Partlow Julia Chapman Esther Chernak & Ira Kelberman Drs. Anthony & Estelle Chunn Mike & Wendy Coffman Hariette & Alan Cohen Anne M. Congdon Jeff Coon & Joey Abramowicz Riina Corrigan Caitlin Coslett Patricia Danz Margaret Darby Andrea & Anthony Degutis Robert DiCicco Elizabeth Dow Judy Drasin & Bob Washburn Eileen Duffey Nancy Dunleavy John & Lois Durso Jayne Epstein Stephen & Jean Ettinger Paul & Judith Farber George Faulkner & Helen Anderson Jeff & Deb Feldman Adelaide Ferguson Cate Fetterman Marc Fischer Lea Fortunato Susan Bisanti Frambes Allyson J. Frank Bruce & Barbara Franzel Rebecca Freedman Gilbert Freedman Donald Friedman Patricia Fusco Carole & Yaacov Garini Lou Garty Jeff Gelles Linda Gerson Jackie Gifford Nina & Paul Gilman Frank Giorgilli Steven & Lynne Glasser Jonathan Gomberg Margaret Gonglewski Christina B. Grau Brent Groce & Donna Cordner Tyndale Neighbor Matt & Deb Haas June L. Hament


Government, Foundation, Corporate & Individual Support (continued) thank you for your support! Ann & David Harrison Peggy & Denny Hatch Rhonda Hellman Kristin Hillier Mike & Janice Hinkson Mark & Karen Hite Dick Hoffman & Susan Kellogg Morton & Joy Hoffman Linda Hogan Megan Bellwoar Hollinger & Michael Hollinger Elizabeth Horn Sharon Hough & David Sirott Kaitlyn Howling Jim Hughes & Ken Doran David Ingram & Melanye Finister Buster Jeffrey Jacobs Matt & Tracy Jadico Kathleen & Edwin Jesiolowski Sandy & Richy Josephs David & Beth Kagan Fran & Jim Kaib Rosamond Kay Frank & Barbara Keith Michael Kelly & Barbara Rainear Karen Knecht Mary Ellen Krober Reinhard & Sue D. Kruse Alan Kutner Daniel J. Lasdon & Dr. Hildy Jaffe Corinne Laskey Superfly Bart & Jeanette Leff Jen & Scott Leventhal Carol Levin William A. Loeb Kim Loux Carol & Alan Macknin Cirel & Howard Magen Arthur & Elaine Magilner Richard Maimon & Susan Segal Bob & Sue Ann Marburg in loving memory of Dolly Beechman Schnall Mitch & Mara Marder Robin Margent Gregory & Laurie Marx Nikki Marx Jim McClelland Theresa McCoy Scott McCreary Faith & Arthur McDowell Rhoda & John McFadden Kathryn McShane Nancy & Robert Megley Robert Mercadante Peter & Rebecca Michaelson Allie Miller Paula & Jim Minacci Jill & Paul Minick Laraine Mocenigo

Alan & Shirley Molod Deb & Rich Montalbano Roger C. Montemayor David Moreland Thomas D. Barnes & Martha Alice Morgan John Muccitelli Thomas Lee Murphy Randy Myer Mara Natkins Claire Nevin-Field Eliot & Bonnie Nierman Lauren Novasitis Liz & Paul O’Neil Sean O’Reilly Hillary Oser John R. Otterson Judith & Kevin Owens Vincent & Jane Pace Anne Park David Park Christie Porrata-Doria Linda Parrotto Margot Patterson Charles Philips Jeffrey & Elizabeth Podraza Dick Polman & Elise Vider Sharon & Harry Polsky Hannah Poole David Pressel Marsha Prybutok Clyde Putnam Linda Ramsey Susanna Randall Missy & John Randolph Brian Ratcliffe & Rachel Camp Ann Ricksecker Judith Ring Marilyn Weinstein & Stephen Ringel Laura Rogovin Jonathan & Linda Roth Charles Rumford Diane Rurode Linda & Larry Russo Carol Saline & Paul Rathblott Sue & Richard Salkowitz Robin Sampson Cindy & Robert Savett Grace Schuler & Thomas Tauber Erik Schwartz Harold & Evelyn Schwartz Michael Seidman Ellen Schwartz & Jeremy Siegel Gail Scott & Thomas D. Quinlan Lisa Semeraro Gail Seygal Karen Shanoski & Brad Levan Elaine Sherman & Robert Cohan Lynn Shesser & Gary Falk Clete Shields & Genvieve Goldstein Marvin & Joan Shotkin

Drs. Ellen J. Siegel & Richard Wallace Jay Silber & Victoria Hollett Jo Ann & Richard Simon Jay Sivitz, MD Carleene & David Slowik Corey & Jonne Smith David Gary Smith Samuel & Sandra Smith Paulette Steffa Lyn & Howard Stein Sandra Stevens Greg Wood & Susie Stevens Vicki Sweet Michelle Taglialatela Christina Thistle Elizabeth & Edward Thornton Johnne & Steve Tint Frank Trommler John & Victoria Turlik Carol Urovsky Elizabeth Useem Mike Valoris Melinda Van Nimwegen Maryellen Van Royen Thomas & Pat Vernon Judith & Donald Voet Charles & Emily Wagner Audrey Walters Tom & Susan Walther Barbara Watson Robert & Eleanor Weinberg Susan & Stan Weingast Patricia Weingrad Elizabeth Weinreb Mark Weiss Harvey & Juklie Welker Lisa Werchow Caroline West Jennifer West Maura C. Williams Therese Willis Karen & Richard Wilson Ted & Grace Wohlsen Yu-Ning Wong Anita Wright Robert S. Yablon Michaeline Young Elizabeth & Rich Zack Pamela Zimmerman Diane Zilka & Karen Mauch Anita Zippert Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Zuritsky Opening Acts (up to $99) Anonymous (16) Patreshettarlini Adams Estelle & Gerry Alexander Joanna Amick Lauren Amira Alice & Joe Antonelli Shelley Applegate Natalie Arost Bill Arrowood Graham & Andrea Bailer Andrea Baldeck Christine & Michael Bamberger


Government, Foundation, Corporate & Individual Support (continued) thank you for your support! Harry F. Bambrick, Jr. Jackie Banks John & Alyne Barnard Alice Bartmer Frances G. Bayard in Honor of Mason Barnett & Michael Buckley Anthoula & Venetia Bebi Irene Berkowitz Daniel Bernick Becca Bernstein Karlis Berzins & Kate Sabato Max Bier The Blair Family Bill & Nancy Bland in Loving Memory of Gerald Hogan Bobbi Block Wendy & Charlie Blume Lynne Bolotin Bramucci Family Neil Brandt Barbara R. Bravo Laura Breda Jeannette Brian Frances Brigandi Tracy Brigden & Mike DelGaudio Amy Brody Lowell M. Brown Katherine Brown Laura Bryans Gregory Bussy Susan Butterweck Larry & Christine Buxbaum Susan Caesar Nancy Calabretta Dymphna Callaghan Sheila Callinan Janet Cantor Rebecca Carl Lauren Caroccio Mary Carpenter Janet Cary Phil & Alyse Casciano Kathleen Chase Beth Ellen Chernoff Alice Christensen Tamara Clements Mary Clifford Bobbi Cohen Lita & Stanley Cohen Jon Kligerman & Barbara Cohen-Kligerman Donna Cohn Jim & Lori Colasanti David Colman John & Ellen Condello Kristine Conn Jeffrey Conn James Conway John W. Corlies Laughing Lobsterman Heather Coyne Debbie Cremin Robert Crook in Memory of Earl Levit Howard Cutler

Dorothy Dalton Margaret Danelski Ellen Danish Beth Davies Eileen and Tom Davis Cliff & Linda Davis Frank DeLuca Sandra Dempsey Cathy Devers Steve Devlin Rhonda Dickey Margie DiValerio Ann Dixon Brian Dluhy Theresa Dolan Mr. & Mrs. Christopher R. Dolman Lisa Donahue Michael Donovan Jackie Doyle & Jim Fisher Greg Drapkin Lloyd Dumont Michael Edelman David Elesh Christopher P. Ertelt Evelyn Eskin Margaret Farrell Frank Fee Gil Feinberg Alexandra Feinson Ellen & Ken Finkelstein Deborah Finn Kathy Fisher Lee Fishman Cj Fitts Molly Flaherty Sarah Fleischman Brooke Forry Arlene Fortunato Eric Frank Jonathan Frank Kenneth Frank Leonard Frank, MD Amy Friedman Kenneth Frumkin Mary Jane Fullam Casey William Gallagher Stephen & Ardith Garland Sara Garonzik Janet & Tom Garrabrant Teresa Gavigan William Georgov Rhona Gerber Naomi & Al Gerstein Judi & Joel Gerstl Blossom Gica Stefan Giggey Killian Gilmartin Marilyn Gilroy Francine Ginsberg Kathy Glackin Peggy Glover Joan Gmitter Rochelle M. Goldin Richard & Claire Goldman Janet Goldwater Eric Schoefer & Grace Gonglewski

Robert Gorchov & Pat McGovern Gorchov Theodore Gorka Steven Gravelle Ellen Griffith Priscilla Grosick Dorothy Grosick Amy Gross Robert Grossman Kristi & John Guglietta David Hackney Barb Hadley Trevor Hadley Lois S. Hagarty Marjorie Hallowell Ann Halsey Bonnie Hamilton Jonathan Harper Sally Harrison Jean Haskell Charles Head, Jr. Sue & Doug Heckrotte Maureen Heisinger Judith Herbst Tom Helmer Noah Herman Robert Hershman Tom Hinchcliffe Robert Hlavacek, Jr. Danielle Hoffman Sheru Hoffman Toby Hogan Donald Hollenbeck Merle Holman Esther and Bob Hornik Stuart & Caren Hosansky Michele Houlday Diane Hunt Judy Adamson & Fred Jackes Jonathan & Suzanne Jadico Chantal Jauvin JH Jefferson Yael Jekogian Carol Jessup Edward R. Joshua, III Harold Kalkstein Jeri Kaminski Suzanne Kasenic Arden Kass Dr. Deana Katz C & M Kaufer John Keir Kathy & George Kelly Ed Kelly Arlene Ketchum Paul Kettl Nancy Kirsh & Russell Cooke Tom Knoche Ellen Kopeland Jim & Nina Korsh Leslie & Lance Kraemer Shira Kramer Pearl R. Kramer Deborah Kravetz & Bill Robling Monika Kreidie Daniel Lai


Government, Foundation, Corporate & Individual Support (continued) thank you for your support!

Monika Kreidie Daniel Lai Ed & Dena Lake Rue Landau Nita Laver Boe Lawless Carol Lebowitz Robert Legnini Arlene Lessack Fran Levi Ed & Lori Beth Levin Rita Lewis Lisa Liacouras Mauri Librett Sandi Lichtman Dolores Lindenbaum Elaine Lindy Sheldon & Lynn Liss John Londres Kathy & Ray MacWilliams Joe & Barb Mancini Alan & Ricki Mandeloff Helen Mangelsdorf Brett Mapp Ralph Marano Steven & Carol Marino Jack & Mary Markov Peter Marshall Patricia Mattern Lynn McCormick Lyndsey & Kevin McCormick Michael McKee Brenda C. McLahan Adrienne Mendell Beatrice Mendetz Laurent Metzler Liz Mikita Sharon Millard Stephen & Barbara Miller Victoria Miller Harriette Mishkin Martha Moore Kevin & Elizabeth Moran Emily Mori Anita Morris Joy Mossholder Marjorie Muecke Christopher Munden Thomas Murphy Nancy & Joe Myers Namrata Narain & David Penkower Elaine Neely Pamela Nelson Debby Nemecek Jay Newlin Paul Newman Cristina & Richard Nigro Abraham Nitzan Greg Nix Jennifer Nix Kristin Nocco Becky Nuttall Marianne & Patrick OKeeffe Arline Olim Frederick & Vera Orthlieb Margaret Otte

Larry F. Pace Caitlin Palmer Marilyn Paolino Rebecca Pasdon Patricia Patterson Teresa Peterson The Flying Phynnials Ron & Rae Pinchuk Jeanne Pinkham Deborah Pizzi Stephen Platt & Robin Schaufler Louise Polis & Marc Listokin Deena Pollock Lee Popiolek Shannon Power Paige Price John Prucella Linda Quam Elaine Radbill Karen D. Ragland in Memory of Reuben Mitchell Erin Read Rebecca Ann Rebalsky Sally Reed Krista Reichard Susan Reiss Bruce & Jo Ann Rifkin Anette Rizzo William Robinson Carmen Rodriguez Christine Roess Laurie & Steve Rosard Charles & Mindy Rose Larry Glass & Myra Rosenberg Beth & Bruce Rosner Richard Ross Kimberly Rubin Donna Sacks Mark Sandberg Nancy Scharff Christy Schneider Mindy Schuster Murray Schwartz Alan Segal Bernard C. Seinberg Stephen Shaklee Jim Shaw & Julia Brody Jonathan Sheir & Katie Sheir Wally & Vera Shembel Lois Shestack Marianne Shick Michelle & Steven Shipon Jennifer Shotkin Larry & Ronnie Shusman Meera Siddharth Eileen Silver Janet Silverstein Karen Simeonides Rosemary Siu Barbara Sklar Barry & Ellen Slepion Harris Sokoloff Vicki & Evan Solot Joan Sommerer Heather Speirs

Robert & Debra Staples Megan Steelman & Dave Peterson Jessica Stein Diane & Richard Steinbrink Deborah Stern Kim Moore & Pete Stevens Michael Stierstorfer Jonathan Stillwell Lynne Strieb Steve & Luci Stroiman Stephanie J. Susman Charles & Kathleen Sutphen Jeff Sutton Dolores Szymanski Leroy & Marsha Tabb Pat Taddei Carol Talbot Carl & Arlene Taraschi Janet Tedesco Joel Telles Lisa Terry Steve & Margaret Thompson Patrick Thumudo Frank Torrisi Drew & Amy Trachtenberg Judy Trailer Lisa Trucksess K. Tufarolo Mary Tyrrell, Michelle LaFleur & Janine Penfield William Ullrich Doreen Velnich Jess Walcott PJ Walkling in Memory of Carl Short Chandler & Bette Ann Walton Barbara A. Walton Cheryl Wanko Donna & Andy Wechsler Drew Weissman Judith White Mindy Widman Laura & Mitch Wienick Dale Wilden Merrily Williams & Richard Summers Michael Williams Harriet Williams Karen & Jeff Wilson John Witmer Lisa Witomski Sherry & Mark Wolkoff Mary Wood Paul & Marcia Woodruff Lydia Work Ileen Wright Janet Wright Barbara Wright Kuna & Sam Yankell Caroline Young & Michael Hoad Mary M. Zell Joyce Zimmerman Lois Zuest


Supporters listed are for donations made as of November 23, 2020, to 1812 Productions, 1812 Outreach, and The Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program. If you see any errors or omissions, please contact David Jadico, External Relations Director at 215-592-9560, ext 14 or dave@1812productions.org. In-Kind Contributors Jane Berryman, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc John Flak Photography Robert J. Kratz, CPA Andrew Nelson

Other Ways to Support 1812 Productions Matching Gifts: Double or triple your gift to 1812 Productions by contacting your human resources or corporate giving office to learn about your employer’s matching gift policy. Planned Giving: Make 1812 part of your will, life insurance policy, or estate plan and your legacy will help ensure our company can continue making Philadelphia laugh for years to come. Stock Gifts: We accept gifts of appreciated stock. This option gives you a tax write-off while saving you capital gains tax. United Way: To designate your United Way workplace program gift to 1812 Productions, please use our Donor Choice Number: 51942

1812 Productions supporters having fun at our annual gala fundraiser Eventa du Schmancy featuring The Bad Song Cabaret! Photo by John Flak.


What is the

Vaudevillian society ? The name of The Vaudevillian Society

was inspired by 1812 Productions’ first original production in 2000, The Big Time: Vaudeville for the Holidays. A real landmark in our history, it was the first in a series of original works that are now considered signature 1812 and form the core of our programming. We chose The Vaudevillian Society as a title as it represents the core of our supporters. Each Vaudevillian Society donation helps to build the operational capacity of 1812, making possible our mission of bringing more laughter to our community.

How can you become one of the exciting acts on the Vaudevillian Society show bill?

Patrons who contribute $1,812 or more to 1812 Productions are inducted into the Vaudevillian Society for one year. With your annual gift you receive seats to all opening nights and invitations to special Vaudevillian events and open rehearsals.

Please consider adding your name to The Vaudevillian Society and join the other Vaudevillians in their very significant support of Philadelphia’s All-Comedy Theatre Company.


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