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A RDEN THEATRE COM PA N Y P R E S E N T S

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Hugh Wheeler

Directed by Terrence J. Nolen

May 23 - June 30


ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM Book by HUGH WHEELER Orchestrations by JASON CARR

Scenic Designer

Lighting Designer

JAMES KRONZER

THOM WEAVER+

Costume Designer

Sound Designer

ROSEMARIE E. MCKELVEY

JORGE COUSINEAU

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Choreographer

Music Director

Stage Manager

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NIKKI COUSINEAU

ERIC EBBENGA

JOHN GRASSEY*

Assistant Music Director

Assistant Director

Assistant Stage Manager

RYAN TOUHEY

SAM TOWER

KATIE RINGWOOD

Directed by terrence j. nolen^

Mainstage Season Sponsored by:

Honorary Producers: Fred and Emily Anton Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting Arden Theatre Company. Applause, please, for our Media Partner: Suggested by a Film by Ingmar Bergman. Originally Produced and Directed on Broadway by Harold Prince. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supported by MTI, New York, NY. www.MTIShows.com Arden Theatre Company 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. + Member of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829

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* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S.


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WELCOME from the Producing Artistic Director

A Little Night Music marks the Arden’s 150th production — quite a milestone to cap off our 25th anniversary season. Since our inception in 1988, we’ve brought to life stories by such extraordinary writers as Beckett, Dickens, Dostoevsky, Graham, Hansberry, Hollinger, Letts, Miller, Ogborn, O’Neill, Potok, Shakespeare, Shaw, Sondheim, Stoppard,Vonnegut, and Wilson. This journey started at the Walnut Street Theatre Studio, moved to St. Stephen’s Alley, and continues here in Old City. I love when people share with me their first Arden experience: Terrence J. Nolen

“The first Arden production I saw was As You Like It.” ...The one at the Walnut Studio or the one with Jeff Coon in drag?

“I’ve been coming since Man and Superman at St. Stephen’s Alley.” ...Grace Gonglewski played Ann Whitefield. Night Music is her 25th Arden production! “I sat in the first row of Sweeney Todd and got ‘blood’ on my clothes.” ...Yeah, we had to pay a few dry-cleaning bills on that one. People have shared that the first play they ever saw was coming here as a student with a school group; and thousands of kids have grown up coming to Arden Children’s Theatre. In starting the Arden, we knew we wanted to create a home for artists, believing in the profound value of ongoing artistic relationships. What we hadn’t anticipated is how strong and vital our relationship would be with you, our audience. The ongoing conversation that exists between our artists and audiences — in so many cases, a conversation that has been going on for many years — is perhaps this theatre’s greatest achievement. As we celebrate the Arden’s past, we also look to the future. For the last three years, we have been planning, designing and building the Hamilton Family Arts Center — a dramatic expansion that will provide new classrooms, an 80-seat studio theatre, a rehearsal hall, and a craft studio for our designers and technicians. We will be able to reach more kids, expand our programming (a cabaret series; a new play reading series), and provide a first class work space for our actors and artisans. Over the past few years we have been raising the funds to make this project a reality. My thanks to those who have generously supported this campaign, helping us raise nearly $5.3 million towards a $5.8 million goal. Now we need your help. As we put the finishing touches on the building this summer, we want to complete the capital campaign to pay for it. I ask that you consider making a gift. With your help, we will open the Hamilton Family Arts Center at the beginning of the Arden’s 26th season. Philadelphia has become such a thriving arts community since we first set down roots 25 years ago, and it’s exciting to think about where the Philadelphia community is headed — the new stories to be written, the great performances to be shared, the new voices to emerge. The Hamilton Family Arts Center will foster the creation of extraordinary work and artistry for many years to come. It is our investment in the future. Won’t you be a part of it? Thank you for joining us (for the 1st time or the 150th). I look forward to continuing the conversation.


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THE ARDEN’S ExPANSION

The Hamilton Family Arts Center is a dramatic expansion of space to better serve our audiences, students, artists, and artisans. Located just north of the Arden at 62 N. 2nd Street, this 22,000 square foot building is currently under construction. This new space will be a center for artistic process that improves production quality, embraces new work, celebrates kids, and invests in the vitality of the community. A new craft studio for the construction of sets and props provides additional space and upgraded technologies to increase creativity and efficiency to allow for the best production values for the Arden season. An 80-seat studio theatre creates space for more readings and workshops of new work. It will be home to The Writers’ Room, our playwright-in-residence program, and will give audiences behind-the-scenes access to the new play development process.

Six classrooms will house the Arden’s education programs, creating an environment in which students work alongside professionals. Additional rehearsal and performance spaces will allow other emerging artists to space to develop their work and share it with the community.


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Join us in writing the Arden’s next chapter You can help us with the construction of this exciting new space by making a gift in support of the Hamilton Family Arts Center. Any amount will contribute to opening our doors. If you pledge $2,500 or more over three years we will permanently recognize your gift with a plaque on a seat inside the Studio Theatre. For a gift of $1,000, you can have your name (or that of your child or grandchild) listed on the red steel beams that line the hallway of the upper oor. We ask that you join us at this pivotal time. Together we will make the Hamilton Family Arts Center a reality.

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HONORARY PRODUCERS

Fred and Emily Anton

Frederick W. Anton, III is President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association. He has been a supporter of the Arden since 1990 when the Arden created St. Stephen’s Alley at 10th and Ludlow Streets, next door to PMA’s headquarters in the former Federal Reserve Bank Building at 925 Chestnut Street. During that time, he founded and hosted the Arden’s Leadership Night, an annual advocacy event that introduced leaders of this region to the Arden’s plays and programming. These Leadership events played a key role in broadening the Arden’s base of supporters, as well as introducing new board members and key contributors. During those St. Stephen’s Alley years, Mr. Anton and PMA generously donated use of a building on Ludlow Street that served as the Arden’s rehearsal space, as well as set and costume shops. In addition, Mr. Anton played a leadership role in the Arden’s move to our current facility in Old City. PMA’s Paul Luber used his real estate expertise and spent a considerable amount of time and energy working on the conversion of this facility with the architects and engineers. For his transformative contributions to the Arden, in 2011 Mr. Anton was selected by the Arden Board of Directors to be one of the inaugural members of the Cornerstone Society, an honorary group of individuals who have moved the organization forward in a significant way. Mr. Anton acknowledges the role F. Otto Haas — the man for whom the theatre where you are about to see A Little Night Music is named — played in his life and career. “Otto was my mentor. He was Chairman of the Board of PMA when I first became President. Otto and I worked together on political action for the betterment of Pennsylvania. We also shared a mutual interest in the arts – first with the Walnut Street Theatre and then for Arden Theatre Company.” Fred and Emily Anton are enthusiastic supporters of the Arden. They are longtime members of the Sylvan Society and have served as the Honorary Producers of one production each season for the past 5 years. We thank Fred and Emily Anton for their ongoing extraordinary support of the Arden and for their great passion for great stories by great storytellers. Their generosity helps to make possible our work on the stage, in the classroom and in the community.


Cast of Characters In order of appearance

Mr. Lindquist...................................................................................... Derrick Cobey* Mrs. Nordstrom................................................................................Sarah Kleeman* Mrs. Anderssen..................................................................................Elisa Matthews* Mr. Erlanson.....................................................................................Eric Jon Mahlum* Mrs. Segstrom.............................................................................................. Teri Bibb* Frederika Armfeldt, Desiree’s daughter...................................................Sara Fisher Madame Armfeldt.................................................................................. Sally Mercer* Frid, Madame Armfeldt’s butler.................................................................Jake Blouch Henrik Egerman, Fredrik’s son...................................................................Jim Hogan Anne Egerman, Frederik’s second wife.........................................Patti-Lee Meringo Fredrik Egerman, a lawyer.........................................Christopher Patrick Mullen* Petra, the Egerman maid........................................................................ Alex Keiper* Desiree Armfeldt, Mme. Armfeldt’s daughter, an actress.......Grace Gonglewski* Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm, a dragoon............................................ Ben Dibble* Countess Charlotte Malcolm, his wife............................................ Karen Peakes* UNDERSTUDIES: Jake Blouch, Will Connell, Lauren Cupples, Megan Ede, Rachel Hendrickson, Leigha Kato, Larry Lees, Jamieson O’Brien, Nichalas Parker, Amanda Robles, Cindy Spitko, Janet Wilkie

ORCHESTRA:

Conductor............................................................................................... Eric Ebbenga Piano......................................................................................................John Baxindine Violin......................................................................................................... Karen Banos Viola.............................................................................................. Margorie Goldberg Cello..............................................................................................................Sue Lerner Bass......................................................................................................Andrew Nelson Woodwinds........................................................................................Brian Adamczyk Bassoon......................................................................................... Darryl Hartshorne Harp..................................................................................................MaryAnne Meyer Arden Theatre Company is a professional company employing members of Actors’ Equity Association. *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. Please check houseboards for program changes. Taking pictures and/or making visual or sound recordings is expressly forbidden. The Arden operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. www.actorsequity.org


Musical Numbers ACT I Overture.................................... Mr. Lindquist, Mrs. Nordstrom, Mrs. Anderssen, Mr. Erlanson, Mrs. Segstrom Night Waltz.................................................................................................... Company Now.................................................................................................................... Fredrik Later..................................................................................................................... Henrik Soon.......................................................................................... Anne, Henrik, Fredrik The Glamorous Life..................................... Fredrika, Desiree, Madame Armfeldt, Mr. Lindquist, Mrs. Nordstrom, Mrs. Anderssen, Mr. Erlanson, Mrs. Segstrom Remember................................................................ Mr. Lindquist, Mrs. Nordstrom, Mrs. Anderssen, Mrs. Segstrom, Mr. Erlanson You Must Meet My Wife.................................................................. Fredrik, Desiree Liasons............................................................................................. Madame Armfeldt In Praise of Women................................................................................Carl-Magnus Every Day a Little Death.................................................................Charlotte, Anne A Weekend in the Country....................................................................... Company

ACT 2 Entr’acte.........................................................................................................Orchestra Night Waltz I (The Sun Won’t Set)..................... Mr. Lindquist, Mrs. Nordstrom, Mrs. Anderssen, Mr. Erlanson, Mrs. Segstrom Night Waltz II (The Sun Sits Low).......................Mr. Lindquist, Mrs. Nordstrom, Mrs. Anderssen, Mr. Erlanson, Mrs. Segstrom It Would Have Been Wonderful........................................... Fredrik, Carl-Magnus Perpetual Anticipation...........Mrs. Nordstrom, Mrs. Anderssen, Mrs. Segstrom Send in the Clowns......................................................................................... Desiree The Miller’s Son.................................................................................................... Petra Last Waltz......................................................................................................Orchestra

TIME: Turn of the Twentieth Century PLACE: Sweden


DIRECTOR’S Notes This is the 12th Sondheim musical that I’ve directed at the Arden (the 13th if you include Candide, to which he contributed lyrics). He is the most-produced writer in the Arden’s history (followed by Michael Hollinger and William Shakespeare). During rehearsals for this production, I had the opportunity to interview Stephen Sondheim in front of an audience on the stage of Wilmington’s Grand Opera House. It was a remarkable evening during which he discussed his process and career, told stories that I can’t print, and charmed the audience with his wit, warmth and insight. “God is in the details” is one of his mantras and, throughout the interview, he offered “telling details” that brought his ideas and memories to vivid life — just as he has done again and again in his work. Stephen Sondheim spent his childhood living on a farm outside of Doylestown and was a student at George School in Bucks County. It was during that time that he met Oscar Hammerstein — and the 15-year-old Sondheim asked the great lyricist and playwright to read his new musical, entitled By George. Hammerstein did — and thus began a mentorship that not only changed Sondheim’s life but arguably the course of the American musical. “Oscar was passing the baton,” said Sondheim. “He caught me at just the right moment, before I became a person, before I hardened — that happens to you later. But at 15, you are clay.” Like Hammerstein, Sondheim transformed the idea of what musicals could be. When declining a suggestion of a subject for a new musical, his typical response is: “It doesn’t sing.” Yet he found glorious voice for a host of extraordinary characters: a demon barber; presidential assassins; shoguns and samurai; a baker and his wife drawn into the woods. Sondheim’s audacity is staggering. He writes songs that remind me what is most remarkable about being alive in our complex world. He also has had a profound influence on the next generation of musical theatre writers. “Without Stephen Sondheim, there is no Next to Normal,” composer Tom Kitt said when that musical won the Pulitzer Prize. Nor would there be Caroline, or Change or Baby Case or Parade. Over the years, as Sondheim has achieved greater acclaim and success, he has spent more and more energy supporting other writers. “I love passing on what Oscar passed on to me,” he says. During our recent interview, while reflecting on Hammerstein’s investment in him as a teenager, Sondheim quietly remarked “I rarely say this in public, but I think Oscar would have been proud of me.” At that moment, you felt how profoundly one master had influenced another. By “passing the baton,” Hammerstein made it possible for this 15-year-old boy to grow into the man who transformed the American musical. It is a moment I will never forget — a “telling detail” from a man who has greatly enriched my life and whose work will continue to enrich the lives of artists and audiences for generations to come. This production is dedicated to Jean Markovitz. She has been a volunteer, a supporter, a friend and a treasured member of the Arden family. She loves Sondheim’s work as much as I do.


Who’s Who Teri Bibb (Mrs. Segstrom) Broadway: Christine in The Phantom of the Opera (1,000+ performances – B’way and Tour; Helen Hayes Award nom. and Carbonell Award), Amalia in She Loves Me (standby). Regional: Fanny in Fanny opposite the late José Ferrer (Paper Mill Playhouse), Mother in Songs from the Tall Grass (Ford’s Theatre), Margaret in The Light in the Piazza (Farmers Alley Theatre). Featured soloist: Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall, Belfast’s Odyssey Arena and Radio City Music Hall (duets with José Carreras) and with orchestras across the U.S. Los Angeles: Rodgers & Hart & Hammerstein (Reprise) and Ellen Terry in Children of the Night (Ovation Award nom.) She has sung on film scores (Ice Age, Polar Express, etc.) and was a guest soloist on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. TeriBibb.com Jake blouch (Frid) is thrilled to be back at the Arden. Credits include Superior Donuts (Arden), Assistance (Wilma Theater), Henry V, The Liar, Romeo and Juliet, New Jerusalem, A Skull in Connemara (Lantern Theater Co.), Much Ado About Nothing (PA Shakespeare Fest.), The Walworth Farce (Inis Nua Theatre Co.), Run Mourner, Run (Flashpoint Theatre Co), The Duchess of Malfi (Philadelphia Artists Collective), The Importance of Being Earnest (Quintessence Theatre Group), A 24Hour The Bald Soprano (Brat Productions), A Winter’s Tale (Delaware Shakespeare Festival) Pyretown (Simpatico Theatre Project). Jake can be seen next year in the Arden’s production of Three Sisters. Derrick cobey (Mr. Lindquist) Broadway: Andy Wright in The Scottsboro Boys (Lyceum Theater). Off-Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys (Vineyard Theatre); Ragtime in Concert (Lincoln Center); The Tin Pan Alley Rag (Roundabout); National tours: Rent, Forever Swing. Regional credits: Pacific Overtures (Arden Theatre); The Scottsboro Boys (PTC); Ragtime (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma); Into the Woods, Little Shop of Horrors, and Macbeth (Great Lakes/ Idaho Shakespeare Festival); Abyssinia, Jesus Christ Superstar (North Shore Music Theatre ); Abyssinia (Goodspeed); Ragtime (Paper Mill Playhouse); Hair (Hangar Theatre); Side Show (Cleveland Playhouse); The Buddy Holly Story (Westchester Broadway); Oklahoma, Brigadoon, Damn Yankees, and Footloose (Sacramento Music Circus); Once on this Island (Connecticut Repertory); Smokey Joe’s Café (Actors Playhouse). He recently took part in the workshop of Andrew Lippa’s I Am Harvey Milk. Ben dibble (Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm) is thrilled to be back for his 15th show at the Arden! Ben has appeared on most of the area’s professional stages in over 50 productions, including eight world premieres. Favorite roles include Hauptmann/Baby Case, Toad/A Year with Frog and Toad, Candide (Arden); Freddy/Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Walnut); Elyot/Private Lives and Henry V (Lantern), and the title role of Bat Boy (1812). Next up, back here at the Arden in his dream role as Leo Frank in Parade. Ben is an F. Otto Haas Award winner and is a faculty member at West Chester University and UArts. All my love to Amy and our three Dibblets.


Who’s Who Sara fisher (Fredrika Armfeldt) Arden Theatre Company debut. Sara is thrilled to be a part of this production! Her past theater credits include: The Music Man (Walnut); Jesus Christ Superstar (Keswick Theatre); One Day More (Haddonfield Plays and Players); Once on This Island (KIDZ Theater NYC), Broadway Dream’s Philadelphia Summer Intensive, and multiple shows with musical theater at Haddon Heights High School. Sara is currently a 7th grade honors student at Haddon Heights Junior High School. She would like to thank her many teachers, family and friends for their support. grace gonglewski (Desiree Armfeldt) Arden Theatre (25 roles including Hedda Gabler, Maggie/Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Josie/Moon for the Misbegotten, and Barbara/ August: Osage County), Off-Broadway: The Flea, The Guys (with Tom Wopat) Regional: Walnut Street Theater (8 roles), 1812 Productions, Cape Cod Playhouse (with Juliet Mills), Cape May Stage (with Lynn Cohen), Delaware Theatre Company, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (8 seasons), Orlando Shakespeare Festival, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Wilma Theatre, and a tour of Ireland with Interact Theatre Company. Four Barrymore Awards, F Otto Haas Award, Dorothy Haas Fellowship, BFA North Carolina School of the Arts. Grace is the voice of Mrs. Dash, Delaware Park Casino, Beneficial Bank, CarSense, Alex’s Lemonade Stand etc. Thanks to Rosemary Ostrowski. For Terry and Amy with gratitude and love. Jim hogan (Henrik Egerman) is thrilled to be making his Arden debut! A Philly local from Abington, Jim just graduated from Penn State University (BFA Musical Theatre) this May. Other credits include: Georg/Spring Awakening (National Tour); Baron/Grand Hotel, Beadle/Sweeney Todd, Kiss Me, Kate (PSCS); and Melchior/Spring Awakening (Mazeppa Productions). Special thanks to the Hogan clan, Terry, Matt, KSR, S13 and the incredibly talented cast and crew for helping make this dream a reality. jimhogan.org Alex Keiper (Petra) Arden credits include Cannibal Princess/The Flea and the Professor, Young Woman/Tulipomania, and Constanze/Cinderella. Other favorite credits include Ordinary Days, Rooms: A Rock Romance & The World Goes Round (11th Hour); 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee & Kimberly Akimbo (Theatre Horizon); Proof (Walnut Street Theatre) and Assassins (Milwaukee Repertory Theater). Thanks to artists in this beautiful city who inspire and perspire doing what we love. Thanks to the whole Arden Family for another wonderful experience. Love to Mom, Dad, Ryan and Matty. alexkeiper.com Sarah kleeman (Mrs. Nordstrom) is thrilled to be making her Arden Theatre Company debut! Sarah’s favorite roles in regional theater productions include: Kate/Kiss me, Kate; Charlotte/Moon Over Buffalo; Violet/9 to 5; Nellie/South Pacific; and Abigail Adams/1776. In the Spring Awakening 2nd National Tour, Sarah played the Adult Women. As an opera singer Sarah has performed with: Pittsburgh Opera, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Central City Opera, Sacramento Opera, and Chautauqua Opera. She has performed under the baton of legendary conductors such as: Maestro Lorin Maazel of the New York Philharmonic, Julius Rudel and Placido Domingo. Sarah is grateful to her family and friends for their unending love and support. sarahkleeman.com


Who’s Who Eric jon mahlum (Mr. Erlanson) Eric is thrilled to be making his Arden Theatre Co. debut! Broadway: Wicked. Broadway/National Tours: Young Frankenstein, Joseph...Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz. Off Broadway: Plane Crazy, The Yard. Favorite regional credits include roles at: Papermill Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera House, Pittsburgh CLO, Atlanta Theatre of the Stars, Kansas City Starlight, Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Riverside Theatre and Opera Kansas. ericjonmahlum.com Elisa matthews (Mrs. Anderssen) is delighted to be back at the Arden, having last appeared as Young Elizabeth/Winesburg, Ohio, Johanna/Sweeney Todd and Mary/A Murder, A Mystery, and A Marriage (workshop). A two-time Barrymore Award nominee, Elisa’s favorite regional credits include Guinevere/Camelot, Eliza/My Fair Lady, Magnolia/Show Boat and Meg/Little Women. Love and gratitude to her parents, husband Diego and baby Luca. sally mercer (Madame Armfeldt) was most recently seen at the Arden as Sonia in Something Intangible. She also played Modron in Sleeping Beauty as well as Ma in Grapes of Wrath. She has lived and worked in the Philadelphia area for the past thirty years. Patti-lee meringo (Anne Egerman) is delighted to be at the Arden. Favorite credits include Hope Harcourt/Anything Goes, Gloria/You Never Can Tell, Diana Barry/Anne of Green Gables, Flirt/The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, and Guenevere u/s/Camelot (DeSales University); Kitty Bennet/Pride and Prejudice, Sweeney Todd, South Pacific, Much Ado About Nothing, and Rosalind in a workshop production of As You Like It (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival). Thanks to Terry, Matt, and the wonderful people at DeSales and PSF who have helped me grow as an artist, especially Dennis, Patrick, and Lou. Love to Mom and Dad. christopher patrick mullen (Fredrik Egerman) is thrilled to be back at the Arden where recent shows include Candide, Assassins, and The Stinky Cheese Man. Other recent credits: The Runner Stumbles (Off Broadway); the First National Tour of West Side Story; When You Comin’ Back Red Ryder (Retro Productions); Dracula, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre); The Pavilion (Chester Theatre Company). As a member of People’s Light & Theatre Company, credits include: The Winter’s Tale, Mr Hart & Mr Brown, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Gossamer, and King Lear. 23 shows with The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival include Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Dracula, Charlie’s Aunt, and Irma Vep. Television: Law & Order. Chris is a graduate of DeSales University. Karen peakes (Countess Charlotte Malcolm) Past Arden productions include: Women in Jep, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Boxcar Children, and Twelfth Night. Other local theatres include: Fallen Angels, Of Mice and Men, Doubt (Walnut Street Theatre), Born Yesterday, Humble Boy, Man From Nebraska (People’s Light), The Lonesome West, Inventing Van Gogh, Taking Sides (Act II Playhouse), Lucy, Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Delaware Theatre Company), and First Day of School


Who’s Who (1812 Productions). She also works with The Peterborough Players, in NH, and at The Folger Theatre, in D.C. All thanks Terry. Love to my boys. For my mom. Stephen Sondheim (Music and Lyrics) Wrote the music and lyrics for Road Show (2008), Passion (1994), Assasins (1991), Into the Woods (1987), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sweeney Todd (1979), Pacific Overtures (1976), The Frogs (1974), Follies (1971; revised in London, 1987), Company (1970), Anyone Can Whistle (1964), and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), as well as the lyrics for West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), Do I Hear a Waltz? (1965) and additional lyrics for Candide (1973). Side by Side by Sondheim (1976), Marry Me a Little (1981), You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow (1983), Putting It Together (1993/99) and Sondheim on Sondheim (2010) are anthologies of his work. Sondheim has garnered many awards for his work including the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, an Academy Award, eight Grammy Awards, and nine Tony Awards. HUGH WHEELER (Book) was a novelist, playwright and screen writer. He wrote more than thirty mystery novels as well as the screenplays for Travels with My Aunt, Something for Everyone, A Little Night Music and Nijinsky. His plays include Big Fish, Little Fish (1961), Look: We’ve Come Through (1961) and We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1966, adapted from the Jackson novel). He co-authored the book for a new production of the 1919 musical Irene (1973), wrote the books for a new production of Candide (1973), Sweeney Todd (1979, based on a version of the play by Christopher Bond), and Meet Me in St. Louis (adapted from the 1949 M-G-M musical), contributed additional material for the musical Pacific Overtures (1976), and wrote a new adaptation of the Kurt Weill opera Silverlake, which was directed by Harold Prince at the New York Opera. He received Tony and Drama Desk Awards for A Little Night Music, Candide and Sweeney Todd. jason carr (Orchestrations) As Associate Composer of Chichester Festival Theatre, Jason composed Born Again (a musical of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros), and wrote music and lyrics for two new musicals; The Water Babies and Six Pictures of Lee Miller (nominated for the British Composer Awards). Orchestrations include the Menier Chocolate Factory’s Sunday in the Park with George on Broadway, (Drama Desk Award, and Tony Award nomination), La Cage aux Folles (Tony nomination) and A Little Night Music. jasoncarr.org.uk TERRENCE J. NOLEN (Director) is co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Arden Theatre Company. Favorite Arden productions include all-Philadelphia casts of August: Osage County; Death of a Salesman; Hedda Gabler; and such musicals as Next to Normal; Sweeney Todd; and Caroline, or Change. Terry directed the inaugural production of Arden Children’s Theatre, Charlotte’s Web. He has directed six world-premiere plays by Michael Hollinger, three by Dennis Raymond Smeal, three by Michael Ogborn, two by Rogelio Martinez, and Bruce Graham’s Something Intangible. Terry has been nominated for 24 Barrymore Awards for his directing work at the Arden and received awards for The Baker’s Wife; Sweeney Todd; Opus; Winesburg, Ohio; Assassins; and Something Intangible. He directed Michael Hollinger’s Opus at Primary Stages in New York and was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Director. His short film The Personal Touch was nominated for an Emmy Award. 


Who’s Who James Kronzer (Scenic Designer) Arden Theatre: Tulipomania, Clybourne Park, Sunday in the Park with George, Something Intangible (Barrymore Award), Caroline or Change, and Opus among others. Washington DC: The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Washington Ballet and The Shakespeare Theatre. Regional: Denver Center, Portland Center Stage, Milwaukee Rep and many others. New York: Glory Days (Broadway), Opus (Off-Broadway). TV: Over 40 Comedy specials for talents such as Jim Gaffigan, Bob Saget, Craig Ferguson, and Nick Cannon among others. Awards: Helen Hayes Award (8); Barrymore Award (2). Rosemarie e. mckelvey (Costume Designer) Rosemarie is excited to be designing A Little Night Music. Recently for the Arden: Cinderella, Tulipomania, Robin Hood, Clybourne Park and Charlotte’s Web. Rosemarie is on the teaching staff at The University of the Arts and Moore College of Art & Design. For her work, Rosemarie was awarded the 2007 and 2009 Barrymore Awards for Costume Design. Rosemarie would like to thank the costume shop for their efforts on this production and to dedicate this design to her mother, Sara. Rosemarie’s portfolio can be found at rosemariemckelvey.com thom weaver (Lighting Designer) Arden: Next to Normal, Endgame, Cyrano, The Whipping Man, August: Osage County, The Flea and the Professor, Moon for the Misbegotten, The Threepenny Opera, among others. Philadelphia: Wilma, People’s Light, Lantern, Walnut, Headlong, InterAct, Azuka, New Paradise, Theatre Exile, 1812, PSF, and Flashpoint Theatre Company, where he is Artistic Director. Other credits: Milwaukee Rep, Theatre J, Shakespeare Theatre, Cal Shakes, Children’s Theatre Company, Virginia Stage, CENTERSTAGE, Folger, Cleveland Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Williamstown, Signature, Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto, Pittsburgh Public, and Yale Rep, among others. 2 Barrymores, 14-time nominee, 3-time Helen Hayes nominee, 2007 AUDELCO Award. Education: Carnegie Mellon and Yale. jorge cousineau (Sound Designer) has designed set, sound and video for almost fifty shows here at the Arden, highlights include Next to Normal, Clybourne Park, The Threepenny Opera and Sunday in the Park with George. Jorge also designs for many other theater companies in and around Philadelphia, such as the Wilma, 1812 Productions, Theatre Exile and New Paradise Laboratories. Together with his wife Niki he operates Subcircle, a collaborative performance/installation group. Eric ebbenga (Musical Director) is thrilled to return to the Arden, where he has music directed Next to Normal; The Threepenny Opera; Sunday in the Park with George; Candide; Assassins (Barrymore Award); Caroline, or Change; Sweeney Todd and Pacific Overtures. Other recent shows include the Philadelphia and west coast premieres of The Scottsboro Boys, The Light in the Piazza (Barrymore Award), Grey Gardens, and Ordinary Days. Love to Shannon. niki cousineau (Choreographer) is a Philadelphia based choreographer and dancer. She codirects Subcircle, a company she founded with Jorge Cousineau in 1998. Their work together transforms theatrical and site-specific spaces, merging dance, sound, set design, lighting and film. Niki is a recipient of a Pew Fellowship and was recently a choreographic fellow at MANCC in Tallahassee, Florida. She is excited to return to the Arden after working on Next to Normal. ryan touhey (Assistant Musical Director) Arden credits: Next to Normal, Tulipomania, The History Boys. REGIONAL: All the King’s Men directed by Trinity Repertory founder Adrian Hall, Spelling Bee (Theatre Horizon - Barrymore Award nomination),Threepenny Opera (REP at the University


Who’s Who of Delaware), Aladdin (People’s Light), By Gershwin (Florida Studio Theatre), RENT (11th Hour Theatre Company). Teaching artist & music director at University of Pennsylvania, Temple University & Drexel University. Accompanist for The Book of Mormon. Graduate of the University of the Arts, B.F.A. Musical Theatre. SAMANTHA TOWER (Assistant Director) works with New Paradise Laboratories as an Assistant Director and Programs Coordinator. Recent credits: Cinderella (Arden Theatre), PROM (New Paradise Laboratories), 27 (New Paradise Laboratories), Vainglorious (Applied Mechanics), The 5th Floor (Bright Light Theatre). She also directs site-specific dance-theatre performances with Bright Light Theatre and produces emerging performance artists with Hybridge Arts Collective. Training: UArts BFA, Headlong Performance Institute, Actor’s Movement Studio. JOHN GRASSEY (Stage Manager) is excited to be back for his second season with the Arden. Recent Arden credits: Pinocchio, Endgame, Freud’s Last Session, Tulipomania, and August: Osage County. In addition to the Arden, he has recently worked with the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Philadelphia Theatre Company, and Walnut Street Theatre. John is a graduate of The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Many thanks to his family and friends for all of their support. Love to Brielle. Proud member of AEA. KATIE RINGWOOD (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back at the Arden during the 25th Anniversary Season after working on Next to Normal in the fall. A graduate of Drexel University, she then went on to complete the Walnut Street Theatre’s Stage Management Apprenticeship for the 2011/12 season. Some of her favorite past credits include Buddy,The Buddy Holly Story (Walnut Street Theatre); The Hand of Gaul (Inis Nua); The Long Christmas Ride Home (Azuka Theatre). Much love and thanks to Beaner, Joey, and the wonderful people in my life. MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTI) is one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting schools as well as amateur and professional theatres from around the world the rights to perform the largest selection of great musicals from Broadway and beyond. MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these shows to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 60,000 theatrical organizations in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide. AMY L. MURPHY (Managing Director) A Philadelphia native, Amy co-founded the Arden in 1988 with Terrence J. Nolen and Aaron Posner. She is especially proud of the Arden Professional Apprentice program and its contribution to the Philadelphia cultural community. A graduate of Susquehanna University, Amy received the university’s first-ever Young Alumni Achievement Award. She completed the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders-Arts, a joint program of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Center for Social Innovation and National Arts Strategies. Amy serves on the Board of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and she served on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey State Arts Council and the Executive Committee of the Non Profit Finance Fund. Amy was named a Hepburn Fellow 2008-9 by the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College.


Who’s Who ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY Founded in 1988, Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers–on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community. We stage five productions each season as part of our mainstage series and two productions through Arden Children’s Theatre, the city’s first resident professional children’s theatre program. We create new work through the Independence Foundation New Play Showcase and The Writers’ Room. The Arden Professional Apprenticeship program trains future theatre leaders, and Arden Drama School classes teach children and teens about the craft of making plays. Our access program, Arden For All, makes our work available to the entire community through subsidized tickets and books for economically disadvantaged young people. Th Arden has received seven Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly” Awards, the Arts & Business Council’s Arts Excellence Award, five City Paper “Reader’s Choice” Awards, four Philadelphia Inquirer “Theatre Company of the Year” citations, 58 awards and 276 nominations from the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, and named “Best Theatre Company” by Philadelphia Weekly in 2009. The Arden operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The Scenic, Costume, Lighting and Sound Designers in LORT theatres are represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA-829, IATSE.

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Corporate, Foundation & Government Support $100,000 & above The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Hamilton Family Foundation Independence Foundation The Kresge Foundation The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage The Pew Charitable Trusts Philadelphia Cultural Leadership Program William Penn Foundation $50,000 to $99,999 Comcast Corporation The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Shubert Foundation $15,000 to $49,999 Anonymous Campbell Soup Foundation Fox Chase Bank The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Harmelin Media Hirsig Family Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Lincoln Financial Foundation Medical Legal Reproductions+ National Endowment for the Arts PECO Target Corporation Universal Health Services, Inc. $7,500 to $14,999 ACE Group Boeing Corporation

Anne M. and Philip H. Glatfelter Family Foundation The Horner Foundation Main Line Health Philadelphia Cultural Fund PNC Charitable Trust Susquehanna Bank Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals TD Charitable Foundation $2,500 to $7,499 Arronson Foundation Barra Foundation Caroline Alexander Buck Foundation Caroline J. S. Sanders Charitable Trust II Civic Foundation Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Fund The Haley Foundation Hatboro Beverages+ Louis N. Cassett Foundation Paul E. Kelly Foundation Pennsylvania Council on the Arts The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com+ Philadelphia Insurance Companies Steen Outdoor Advertising+ Sovereign Bank Foundation The Victory Foundation Walter J. Miller Trust The Wells Fargo Foundation $750 to $2,499 Actors’ Equity Association Foundation Beneserv

Make a donation through your workplace United Way program. Matching Gift Partners ACE Charitable Foundation Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation AXA Financial Boeing Brandywine Realty Trust DCR Environmental Services Inc. Dilworth Paxson LLP Endo Pharmaceuticals ExxonMobil Foundation Federated Department Stores Foundation First Horizon National Corporation

The Charlotte Cushman Foundation Drumcliff Foundation Enterprise Holdings Foundation Graboyes Commercial Window Company The Hassel Foundation Jenkintown Building Services+ The Kesher Fund of the Cohen-Fruchtman-Krieger Family, Inc. The Pittsburgh Foundation The Rittenhouse Foundation $749 and under Boxcar Brewing Company+ Café Excellence+ Victorian Savories+ William Goldman Foundation +denotes gifts of services or goods

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Special thanks to EITC contributors ACE Group, Comcast Corporation, Harmelin Media, Lincoln Financial Foundation, PECO, Susquehanna Bank, Philadelphia Insurance Companies & Universal Health Services, Inc.

Our Donor Choice Number: 14198. Contributions made through the United Way support our work with children.

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for 12 years, the Sylvan Society has recognized individuals who support the Arden’s work by making annual gifts of $1,000 or more.

Sassafras grove ($10,000 & above) Anonymous Mr. Frederick W. Anton, III CHG Charitable Trust In memory of Ruth and Herbert Dordick+ Otto Haas Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. N. Peter Hamilton Hirsig Family Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation Ann Marie and Terry Horner Wyncote Foundation, at the recommendation of Leonard C. Haas Cherry grove ($5,000-$9,999) Anonymous Ann Diebold Marie and Joseph Field Tim and Ellen Foster^ Ms. Elizabeth Gemmill Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Arts Education Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation Josephine Klein Suzanne F. Roberts Cultural Development Fund Charles and Mindy Goldberg Rose^ Lee and Christopher van de Velde Rosalyn and Stephen Weinstein Ted and Stevie Wolf filbert grove ($2,500-$4,999) Anonymous Sally and Michael Bailin ^ Carol and Tom Beam John Bitman^ Bob and Nancy Elfant Lois G. Brodsky John and Susan Coleman Anne M. Congdon Robert M. Dever Stephen J. Falchek and John A. Offidani, III Sandi Foxx-Jones Linda and David Glickstein Drs. Paula and Thomas J. Humphries Leslie and Barbara Kaplan Carol and D. Scott Kelley Drs. Robin and Saifuddin Mama Thomas Petro and Kristine Messner Peggy and Steve Morgan Keith and Jim Straw June and Steve Wolfson Family Foundation Ellen Yin+

Mulberry grove ($1,000-$2,499) Anonymous Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation Brian Abernathy and Elizabeth Ireland Iris Melendez and Henry R. Adamczyk, Jr. Rebecca and John Adams John Alchin and Hall Marryatt Lisa and Stan Altman Theodora W. Ashmead Bethany Asplundh Jim and Janet Averill Sheryl and Allen Bar Giséle Sambar Bathish Ivy Bayard Sandy and Mickey Bernstein Reggie Blaszczyk and Lee O’Neill Louis Bluver Jean G. Bodine Patricia Bowman Almut Breazeale DeDe and Tony Brown Nancy Burd Thomas Burke and Rick Fountas Laurada Byers and Michael Sanyour Vicki and Russ Carlson Priscilla and John Clement Marta Dabezies, in honor of Lisa Burns Joy De Jesús and Jamie Reynolds Tobey and Mark Dichter Michael A. Donato Marie and Peter Dooner Deb Dorsey and Mike Green Shafiq Ebrahim James R. Fairburn and David A. Wickard Shannon and Ted Farmer Jeanne Fisher David and Christina Fryman* Sally Walker and Tom Gilmore^ Andrea Gelzer Terry Graboyes Marcy Gringlas and Joel Greenberg Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Greenfield David and MaryJane Hackney Ronna and Robert Hall Mr. and Mrs. Jon Harmelin Don Haskin and Lynn Martin Haskin Eileen Heisman and Martin Tuzman Jane and Steve Heumann Karen and Mark Hite Dr. David and Patricia Holtz* Susan Jacobson and Michael Golden*

Caroline Kemmerer Dorothy Novick and Peter Kenney Holly Kinser Eve Bliskind Klothen and Kenneth L. Klothen Sandra and Peter Klugman Sharon and Joel Koppelman Winnie and Eric Lien William A. Loeb Richard Maimon and Susan Segal Tina Manco Lewis R. and Sue Ann Marburg Gloria and Dan Mariano Jean Markovitz Lee Marks and Lisl Zach Barbara and Don Matheson John and Amy McCawley* Andrea Mengel and George A. Ritter Seymour Millstein A.C. Missias Ellen and Michael Mulroney Suzanne and Ron Naples Jerome Napson, in honor of Annie Richardson Amy L. Murphy and Terrence J. Nolen Michael Norris and Matt Varrato Dr. and Mrs. Joel Porter Carol and John Rauch Ann and Frank Reed, through the Malfer Foundation Kurt and Mary-Ann Reiss Cintra and Franklyn Rodgers Amelia Q. Riley Phyllis and Martin Rosenthal Mike Salmanson, Tobi Zemsky and Noah Salmanson Dolly Beechman Schnall and Dr. Nathan Schnall, in loving memory of Laurie Beechman Robert and Karen Sharrar Laura and Ron Siena, in honor of Nancy and Bob Elfant Hether, Don and Sarah Smith Richard and Amanda Smoot Kathleen A. Stephenson Adelaide Sugarman and Marshall Greenberg Harvey B. Swedloff Thomas and Patricia Vernon^ William K. Stewart Foundation Richard E. Woosnam and Diane Dalto Woosnam Hope Yursa Michael Zuckerman and Jan Levine, in memory of Jonathan Levine ZAKARAK Productions * denotes gifts made through the United Way

The special generosity of our members enables the Arden to tell great stories by +denotes gifts of services or goods ^includes a matching gift having the resources to achieve the highest level of artistic quality. To join or for more information, please contact Angela DuRoss, Development Director at 215-922-8900 x25 or aduross@ardentheatre.org.


Thank You to our Supporters $500-$999 Temmy Acton Sheila Bell and Thomas Dodds J. Robert and Marilyn Birnhak Dorothy Tomassini and Barry Brenner Ruth E. Brown Chip Capelli Bob and Cheryl Carfagno Joseph T. Casey^ Drs. Fred and Karen Clark Kathy Nolen Edwards and Bill Edwards* Carolyn N. and Joseph M. Evans, Jr. Dan Gannon Brian Hanna Marge and Philip Kalodner Barbara and Jerry Kaplan Scott and Margie Kasner Phyllis Kauffman Mary and Dean Kline Bernadette Koller^ Mary Ellen Krober Ruth and Peter Laibson Beth and Bill Landman Joan and Marc S. Lapayowker David Lerman Pat and Jim Lobb Frank and Sally Mallory Donald J. Martin and Richard Repetto Sue and David Maynard Paul Rabe and Cheryl Gunter Jane Scaccetti

Harold and Sharon Schwalm Antoinette Farrar Seymour Ellen Schwartz and Jeremy Siegel Barbara and Mike Soroker Anne Speyer Harold and Emily Starr Eric Tamulonis and Deirdre Gibson Dr. and Mrs. Stephen G.Vasso Matthew A. White* $250-$499 Anonymous Carol and Bennett Aaron Howard Aaronson Dr. Ron Abrams Ron and Joyce Bayer Richard and Eileen Bazelon Alice and James Bazlen Lisa and Joseph Becker Bill Beckett and Jo White Richard and Joan Behr Nancy and Jay Berkowitz Thomas H. Blackburn Alden and Linda Blyth Marlin G. Brown* Caroline Castagno Nelly and Scott Childress Barbara R. Cobb Marc and Margie Cohen Dr. Marie A. Conn Ray Costello* James Crawford and Judith Dean Melanie Davis Nancy Davis

Ellen Deacon and Ernest Cuff In honor of Christian Evans Santo DiDonato and George Koch Tika and Issac Djerassi Kevin Doerr and Kate Kidder Steven B. King* Jill Dulany Wally and Jane Evans Anne Ewers Paul and Judith Farber Mr. and Mrs. Farenback-Brateman James Feeney and Cynthia Heininger Heidi Hertfelder^ Samuel and Helene Feinberg Drs. Barbara and Len Frank Paulette and Paul Freeman Debra Fretz Laura Offutt and Steve Fukuchi Miriam Galster In memory of Bob Gallagher Charles Gear Greg Gephart Richard and Rita Goldberg Bob and Jan Goren Virginia Gormley Rose Hagan Dona and Curt Haltiwanger Mary C. Harbison Linda Hartnett and Richard Willis Charles W. Head, Jr. Jim and Carolyn Hessinger Terry Hirshorn Michelle Hong Glenna Huls

ARDEN fOR All is supported by a generous gift from virginia and Harvey kimmel

The Legacy Society Arden Theatre Company would like to recognize the following supporters who have included the Arden in their wills or estate plans. Their planned gift provides support which will help sustain the Arden’s work for decades to come. Anonymous Peggy Anderson Stanley D. Baurys Jane Berryman Louis Bluver Ellis K. Ginsberg

Peter Gistelinck and Kim Bloom James and Suzanne Hill Mary Ellen Krober William A. Loeb Madeline Portnoy Dr. Harry Rosenthal Marilyn and Dean R. Staats

We hope you will consider including the Arden in your will or estate plans. To be recognized as a member of the legacy Society or with questions regarding planned giving, please contact Angela DuRoss, Development Director at 215-922-8900 ext. 25.


Thank You to our Supporters $250 - $499 continued BJ Jones and Candace Corr David and Beth Medoway Kagan Susan Kellogg and Dick Hoffman Steven and Patricia King* Edith Klausner Mary and Justin Klein Barbara and Leonard Klinghoffer Kenneth D. Kopple Kathryn Lee Charles L. Hillis, Jr. and Sylvia Lee David and Deborah Lesher Ruth Lesser Helene Levine Warren and Arline Lieberman Mrs. Grace Madeira George and Judy McCarthy Gloria McNutt Alan and Susan Miller Madeline Miller Ken Neeld and Linda Traver-Neeld Kathleen Nelson Paul Nutaitis and Robert Clark Paul Coff and Susan Odessey Carol Ann and Thomas O’Leary Brenda J. Oliphant Mr. and Mrs. Gerald O’Neill Hugh C. and Susan O’Neill Larry Pace Barbara and Don Parman Michael L. and Judy Paul John and Judy Peeler Mary and F. Laurence Pethick Vincent and Carmen Pezzullo Dan Promislo Whitney Quesenbery and John Chester Mary Jo Reilly Teresa Reyes and John Hogenesch Graham and Betsy Robb, in honor of Lee van de Velde Linda Robinson, Ph.D. and Peter Krill Dulcie Romm Kim and Ross Schmucki Warren and Carole Lee Schwomeyer^ Joseph and Louise Shaffer^ James Akerberg and Larry Simmons William and Mary Simpson Bob and Harriet Singer James L. Smith Roy and Corinne Stahl Paul L. Stone Dennis Updegrove^ Helene and William Vanhoeven Hella and Lew Volgenau Michael Walraven and Mary Lou Starling

Marlene Weinberg Fred and Arleen Weinstein Wendy and Larry White Mrs. Thomas A. Williams Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Woodcock Askold Zagars and Marie Feehan Joseph and Renee Zuritsky $125-$249 Anonymous Janet and Roger Alwang Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Andrews Jennifer and Stephen Arms Harry Bambrick Ellen Baxter^ Susan Becker and Aaron Rubin Pat and Tom Bender Jay and Nancy Berkowitz Bikki Bevelhymer-Chiang Doris and Aaron Bitman Jon Blum and Fran Freedman^ Maxine Blum and Samuel Bobrow Janice and Roger Boe Allen Bonner Frank Boyer Michael P. Boyle Mary Pat and Thomas Boyle J. Joseph and Mary Lou Breidenstine Jeanne and Arnold Brenman Eadie and Allan Brooks Laurie Brown Ann and David Brownlee Michael P. Buckley Robert J. Butera Charlotte E. Cady Sara and Michael Chernoff Annemarie Clarke and David Buch Howard Cohen Helene and Steve Cohen Janet Cook John Cooke Zoe Coulson Billie Coyne Karen Cuzzolino Mary Ann Dailey and Jacob Dailey Barbara Daneluzzi Raymond and Michele Decker Rita and Grace Denbo Stephanie Deviney Daniel Devlin In Honor of Marjorie Dickey Larry and Pat Dixon Diana Donaldson Colleen Donofrio Ellen and Max Dooneief Beverly Dotter Angela DuRoss and Michael Winterrowd Joan Earley

Marcia Eisenberg Debbie and Jerry Epstein William and Anne Ewing Galen Farmer Mark and Rene Feitelson Bill Fisher* In memory of Dr. Morris Fiterman Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Frank Jim and Fran Frazer Larry S. Friedman Paula Fuchsberg^ Stan Gibell David K. Gifford Mr. Irvin Goldstein Grace Gonglewski and Eric Schoefer Anna and Kenneth Gottschaldt Judy and John Gould Diane Graboyes Marsha and Paul Siegel Lisbeth Grossman Miriam and Saul Grossmann Nancy and Richard Grove Susan and Adam Guttentag Stephen and Ona Hamilton Mary and William Hangley Barbara and Bob Hauptfuhrer Ron Herman Heidi Hertfelder^ Barbara and Richard Hirsh Donna and Bill Hower Michael J. Hozik and Margaret L. Rea Thomas K. Hurster Judith Hyman Sandra R. Karlson Robert and Ellen Kavash Elisabeth Kersey Andrew Kite and Karl Martin Alan and Elaine Klawans Gregory Kleiber Joanne and Alexander Klein Charles and Patricia Kling Steven Knepper David Ladov Bob and Mary Lawler Richard Lee Lorraine and late Richard Leff Stewart R. Leftow Alan and Susan Levin Craig and Stephanie Lewis Linda and Donald Lewis David and Kim Lipetz Robert and Laurel Lipshutz Samuel Litwin and Perry Watts Will and Sandy Lock Claudia Madrigale Lynn and Joe Manko Mary Louise and Gerald Martin


Thank You to our Supporters $125 - $249 continued John McCormick and Ken Schmitt^ Alice McCreary Cheryl Meyer Marianne T. Miller Paul and Lee S. Miller Martin and Sandra Miller The Mullin Family, in honor of Diane Dawson Mullin Theodore and Theresa Munz, Jr. Kenneth and Susan Myers Bonnie and Eliot Nierman Marianne O’Connor^ Timothy O’Malley Mr. Richard Pariseau John and Judith Peakes Andrew Perch Jeff and Elizabeth Podraza Sandy and Sid Portnoy Nancy Post Jennifer E. Potts John and Margaret Preg Karen and David Pressel Linda Quam Sherri and Abe Reich Alan Reinach and Dana Perlman Leslie Rescorla David and Diane Richman Alyssa and Michael Rickels Mark and Sharon Robb Francoise and Louis Rollmann Jane A. Rose, CPA/PFS, CFP Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rosen Bernie and Camille Rosenberg Enid Rosenblatt Dr. Harry Rosenthal Alan Rothenberg and Enid Krasner Joan and Robert Ludwig Peter Ryker Joan and Bill Saidel Eric Sbar Lucille Schlack Stanley Schreiner George Schuler Carleton Schwager A. Paul Shallers Elaine L. Sherman John and Maryann Shivers Shirley Sivitz Leslie E. Skilton Larry Smoose and Linda Lee Leon and Marcia Steinberg Rita Stevens Robert Stewart and Barbara Barnett-Stewart Kate Stockton Ruth P. and Norman Stuessy Sharon Tomlinson

Marian Tracey Lisa Truckess John Urofsky Emily and Charles Wagner Debbie and Tom Walker Tom and Beth Warms Vivian Weinblatt Elizabeth Weinreb Constance West Theresa Williams Bertram and Lorle Wolfson Barbara C. Wright Sam and Kuna Yankell In memory of Joan D. Zeidner Tom and Jackie Zemaitis $75-$124 Anonymous Lawrence Abramson Jane and David Acton Emily Aiken Nan Alderson Samuel Allingham Janet Andereck Rita Axelrod Robert Baron* Linda Barron, in honor of Courtney Baxter’s Graduation Sally and Morris Barron Lynda and Murray Battleman Robert Bauer The Rev. Judith T. Beck Julie Becker Linda Berman Barry and Marilyn Bevacqua Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Blank Jocelyn Block Marcia Bower Carrie and John Boxer* Joshua and Susan Braunstein Charles Brennan Judith Broudy Carol Buettger Jessica Calter William and Lillian Cassel Alice A. Chittenden Monica Choi Mary Chomitz Sandra Choukroun Sandra and Saul Clair Sharyn F. Clauson Edwin G. Close, II Rhoda M. and Michael Coben Jennifer and Daniel Coffey Judith Cohen Sue Cohen Josh and Leo Cohen Rabbi and Mrs. Henry Cohen Suzanne and Norman Cohn Kelly McBride

James and Sandra Corry Tina and Lee Cowen Charles J. Coyle Cynthia D’Ambrosio Joseph and Helen D’Angelo Bonnie and Robert DeAngelo Nancy DeLucia Miriam and Samuel Diamond Carole and Marc Dichter Beverly Dubin Marlene Dubin Louisa Dubin Donald and Geraldine Duclow John Dulik and Sandra Folzer David Durham Patricia Eames Nina and Daniel Edelman Leah Chaplin and Eileen Gildea Linda V. Ellsworth Scott Engel, in honor of Miles Dean Elfant-Wong Wendy Epstein and James Steiker Brynn Evans Leonard and Helen Evelev Gerald Faich Fred and Cindy Farlino Sylvia Beck and Jay Federman Marcia Feinstein Charlotte and Mickey Feldman Ruth and Andre Ferber Annette and Nathan Field Nancy and John Fischer Deborah and Martin Fishbein Lana and Ralph Fishkin Mrs. Pamela Fisk Walter Fitzgerald Mark A. Focht Judy Frank Mary Jane Fullam Julia Gardner and Aidan Young George and Pooh Gephart Peggy Glover Kathleen and Paul Goldenberg Leigh Goldenberg and Aaron Bauman Mac and Naomi Gorson Ann and Larry Green Robin Greene Gladys Greenfield Richard Greenstein Priscilla Grosick Marsha Gross Doris and Jack Guttentag Anne Halkedis Dr. and Mrs. James J. Haney, III Palmer and Judy Hartl Gail Hauptfuhrer Jim and Pamela Haynie Virginia Hedden Angela and Michael Hennessey


Thank You to our Supporters $75 - $125 continued Ruth Herd Susan W. Herron Tom and Wendy Hibberd Terry Hirshorn Isidore and Sharon Hofferman Lynda and Paul Hummer Kerry Huntsman Justin Jain Jennifer and Kevin Julian Donald and Mary Kane Ira and Linda Katz Lucy Kaufman Margaret Keller Lorraine and David Kilmer Cheryl and John Kirby Brian and Caren Kirschner David Klein Christina and Harold Klein Ken, Eva and Aaron Klein Harold Kobb Ellen Kopeland James Kronzer Barry and Janet Kushner Marilyn Kutler Joyce Laskin Robert Lazar Lisa Lee Michael Leeds Bob and Lynn Levitt Natalie Levkovich Norman and Sylvia Lieberman Lisa Linder and Richard Grossman^ Karen Lisker Daniel and Linda Litwin Leroy and Ruth Loewenstern Donald and Nancy Maclay Barbara and Bob Maerten Mickey and Larry Magid Milton and Renee Margulies Mary and Jack Markov Irwin Matusow and Barbara Rudnick M. McDonald Faith and Arthur McDowell Robin McEntire and Judy Schatz Margaret G. McLaughlin and Dr. Donald Bakove Helen and Tom McNutt Mark Mendenhall Linda Merrylees Jane Riede Meyerhoff Shirley G. and Mitchell Miller Handsel and Karen Minyard Jeff and Maxine Morgan Robert Morris David and Laurel Mosteller Claire Moyer Kathleen J. Moyer, Ph.D. Joan Nerenberg

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Board and Committee Members 2012/13 Board of Directors Brian Abernathy, President Nancy Burd, Vice President Holly Kinser, Vice President Michael A. Donato, Treasurer Nancy Hirsig, Secretary Joy L. De Jesús Nancy Elfant Robert Elfant Jeanne Fisher Ellen P. Foster David Fryman Elizabeth H. Gemmill Darrel A. German Albert M. Greenfield, III Ronna F. Hall N. Peter Hamilton Joanne Harmelin Lynn Martin Haskin, Ph.D. Eileen Heisman Barbara Kaplan Virginia Kimmel Richard L. Maimon Dr. Saifuddin T. Mama John J. McCawley Andrea Mengel Amy L. Murphy Terrence J. Nolen Charles H. Rose H. Hetherington Smith Lee van de Velde Steve Wolfson Ellen Yin The Cornerstone Society Frederick W. Anton, III Gerard J. Conway, Sr. Carole Haas Gravagno Aaron Posner

Board Executive Committee Brian Abernathy, chair Nancy Burd Michael A. Donato Ellen P. Foster Ronna F. Hall N. Peter Hamilton Nancy Hirsig Virginia Kimmel Holly Kinser Charles H. Rose H. Hetherington Smith Lee van de Velde Advocacy Committee Brian Abernathy, chair David Glancey Terry Gillen Julie Hawkins Susan Jacobson Holly Kinser Board Development Committee Ellen P. Foster, chair Brian Abernathy Michael Donato Peter Hamilton Ronna F. Hall Lynn Martin Haskin, Ph.D. Lee van de Velde Diane Dalto Woosnam Education Committee Sheryl Bar Marla Diamond Dr. Dennis W. Creedon Dr. Carol Domb Jacqueline Matusow Ilene Poses Sally Wojcik Engagement Committee Nancy Elfant, co-chair Lee van de Velde, co-chair Nancy Burd

Robert Elfant Jeanne Fisher Elizabeth Gemmill Darrel German Ronna Hall Joanne Harmelin Eileen Heisman Nancy Hirsig Virginia Kimmel Holly Kinser Steve Wolfson Diane Dalto Woosnam facilities Committee Hether Smith, chair Mike Green James Kronzer Richard L. Maimon John J. McCawley Paul Thais Chris van de Velde finance Committee Michael A. Donato, chair Nancy Burd Ellen P. Foster Harvey Swedloff Steve Wolfson Personnel Committee David Fryman, chair Ellen P. Foster Elizabeth H. Gemmill Albert M. Greenfield, III Charles H. Rose The Scene Committee Mike Donohue Seth Goldenberg Genvieve Goldstein Janeale Gottlieb-George Dana Marston Meghan McKeown Dan O’Neil Kristen Sorek

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Producing Artistic Director.................................................................................................................................... Terrence J. Nolen Associate Artistic Director ........................................................................................................................................... Edward Sobel Associate Artistic Director..................................................................................................................................... Matthew Decker Artistic Assistant ................................................................................................................................................................ Sam Pedings Literary Consultants ....................................................................................................Carl Granieri, Adam Meora, Dennis Smeal Commissioned Playwrights..................................................... Stephen Belber, Laura Eason, Laura Jacqmin, Rogelio Martinez Writer’s Room Plawright in Residence.........................................................................................................................Rachel Bonds Writer’s Room Producer.................................................................................................................................................... Sally Ollove Writer’s Room Artistic Circle................. Jacqueline Goldfinger, James Ijames, Bi Jean Ngo, Daniel Perelstein, Matt Pfeiffer

Director of Marketing and Public Relations..................................................................................................................... Ryan Klink Marketing and Public Relations Manager..............................................................................................................Leigh Goldenberg Art Director........................................................................................................................................................................Kristy Giballa Marketing Assistant........................................................................................................................................................... Maura Roche Group Sales Associate ................................................................................................................................................ Katherine Perry Development Director................................................................................................................................................ Angela DuRoss Director of Institutional Advancement........................................................................................................................ Jessica Calter Development Assistant.................................................................................................................................................. Megan Staples Development Part Time Staff.........................................................................................................Flora Vassar, Sophia Konopelsky Development/Special Events Interns..................................................................... Vernon Lickfield, Rosa Taylor, Rikuto Yasudo

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Managing Director ...................................................................................................................................................... Amy L. Murphy General Manager............................................................................................................................................................Hannah Olanoff Business Manager............................................................................................................................................Courtney Spiker Martin Associate General Manager......................................................................................................................................Mary Beth Simon Executive Assistant to the Managing Director............................................................................................................... Eric Colton Arden Professional Apprentices...................................................................... Laura Barati, Wendy Blackburn, Angela Coleman, Sophie Kruip, Jenna Stelmok, Katie Sink Arden Volunteer............................................................................................................................................................. Jean Markovitz

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Education Director..........................................................................................................................................Maureen Mullin Fowler Education Associate............................................................................................................................................................... Bryan Kerr Education Intern..........................................................................................................................................................Dionna Eshleman The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Teen Council...........Ruby Jane Anderson, Margaret Bowerman, Sydney Chin, Liyah Marie Desher, Alex Dittmar, Chioma Dunkley, Matthew Falance, Armida Flores, Chelsey Gaskins, Justin Harrison, Terrell Jones, Jade Patrice Lewis, Daniel Lugano, Aubrey McKinney, Max Amar-Olkus, Abby Perlman, MaryKate Purcell, Eva Fae Rodriguez, Jimmy Roundtree, Eli Russell Arden Teaching Artists................................Kala Moses Baxter, Terry Brennan, Matthew Decker, Mike Dees, Tara Demmy, Liz Filios, Charlotte Ford, Steve Gravelle, Andrew Hanley, Alex Keiper, Bryan Kerr, Kaleigh Malloy, Courtney Spiker Martin, Matt Mastronardi, Emily Mattison, Steve Pacek, Samantha Pedings, David Raphaely, Hillary Rea, Maura Roche, Scott Sheppard, Shanna Tedeschi, Ryan Touhey, Peterson Townsend, Harry Watermeier, Miriam White Box Office Manager................................................................................................................................................................ Lynn Keily Assistant Box Office Manager........................................................................................................................................Corey Masson House Manager..............................................................................................................................................................Jacqui Schneider Front of House Assistants......................................................................................... Tara Bankard, Galen Blanzaco, Sarah Dugan, Regina Haigh, Kaleigh Malloy, Matthew Mastronardi, Emily Mattison, Chelsea Murphy, Abby Perlman, Joe Pilitowski, Max Vasapoli, Flora Vassar, Kimberly Wargo Production Manager................................................................................................................................................... Courtney Riggar Technical Director......................................................................................................................................................... Glenn Perlman Associate Production Manager............................................................................................................................. Jessica Day West Master Carpenter/Shop Foreman........................................................................................................................................ Jon West Master Electrician...................................................................................................................................................... Martin Stutzman Costume Supervisor...................................................................................................................................................... Alison Roberts Properties Master..................................................................................................................................................... Christopher Haig Charge Scenic Artist............................................................................................................................................. Kristina Chadwick Production Stage Managers..................................................................... Alec E. Ferrell, John Grassey, John Flak, Kate Nelson Assistant Stage Manager.............................................................................................................................................. Katie Ringwood Assistant to the Stage Manager ............................................................................................................................. Wendy Blackburn Electrician.............................................................................................................................................................................. Josh Samors Audio Engineer..................................................................................................................................................................John Kolbinski Dresser/Deck Crew.................................................................................................................................................... Meredith Boring Followspot Operators.......................................................................................................................................... Jill Keys, AJ Garrigus Light Board Programmer.....................................................................................................................................................Jess Wallace Stitchers.........................................................................................................................................Lorraine Anderson, Amanda Wolfe Assistant to the Lighting Designer......................................................................................................................................Asa Lipton Scenic Construction Intern.............................................................................................................................................. 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THE ARDEN’S 2013/14 SEASON Next season, the Arden’s 26th, consists of five plays that exemplify what we do best: daring and ambitious musicals, dramas that grapple with the complicated notion of the American family, and provocative pieces by contemporary playwrights. Our first production of the season is the Tony Award-winning musical Parade, with a book by Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. Set in Georgia in 1913, Parade is based on the true story of Leo Frank, a Jewish man from the North who is accused of murdering a young girl, and his wife Lucille, who sets out to prove his innocence. Terry Nolen co-conceives the production with Jorge Cousineau, furthering the artisic partnership behind Next to Normal and Sunday in the Park with George. The cast is led by Ben Dibble as Leo and Jennie Eisenhower as Lucille, and features Rachel Camp, Jeff Coon, Sarah Gliko, Scott Greer, Robert Hager, Alex Keiper, Tony Lawton, and Michael Philip O’Brien. In the fall on the Arcadia stage, we will present the Philadelphia premiere of Stick Fly by Lydia Diamond. Set in a summer home in Martha’s Vineyard, Stick Fly is a juicy story of a wealthy, African-American family grappling with issues of race and class, romantic entanglements, and emerging family secrets. Walter Dallas returns to direct, after his production of A Raisin in the Sun became the highest-attended mainstage show in Arden history. At the start of 2014, we present the Philadelphia premiere of Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, one half of this play revolves around a Puerto Rican American exMarine working at a Subway sandwich shop in Philadelphia and facing the sudden death of an aunt who raised him. The other half follows an online group of recovering crack addicts – but both stories are connected by the theme of searching for human connection in a harsh world. We are thrilled to bring Quiara’s voice to the Arden stage – she was born and raised in West Philadelphia and the first play she ever wrote, as a 10th grader at Central High School, was produced through Philadelphia Young Playwrights. Spring 2014 brings the the world premiere of Curt Columbus’ new translation of Three Sisters, directed by Terry Nolen. This production is a culmination of The Chekhov Project, a two year exploration of the work of Anton Chekhov that has included Terry and Curt traveling to Russia, three one-day readings in Philadelphia and at Trinity Repertory Theatre in Providence, RI (where Curt is Artistic Director), and a two week workshop this coming summer. This passionate, adrenline-filled translation promises to change how Chekhov is heard by a modern audience, and features a cast that is more than up to the challenge: Jake Blouch, Scott Greer, James Ijames, Lou Lippa, Ian Merrill Peakes, Sarah Sandford, Luigi Sotille and Mary Tuomanen. For our final production of the season, we are revisiting Michael Hollinger’s Incorruptible, which we premiered in 1996. For years, audience members have asked when we were going to do it again – they often refer to it as “the monk play.” It’s a very funny comedy set in a monastery during the Middle Ages – a farce that asks if it’s ok to do a little bad if the ultimate goal is to do good. Directed by Arden Associate Artistic Director Matthew Decker, Incorruptible will be the 10th production of a Michael Hollinger play on the Arden stage. We hope you’ll join us next season.

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On any given day, Arden Professional Apprentices (APAs) can be seen around the Arden selling tickets in the box office, assisting Arden Drama School teaching artists, helping load in the sets, giving curtain speeches, and much, much more. These individuals, whose contributions often go unsung, are stitched into the very fabric of the Arden and have helped, in ways both large and small, to shape the company that we are today. Beyond the doors of the Arden, former APAs are known throughout the Philadelphia theatre community as hard workers, fierce learners, and driven artisans. Countless theatre artists and administrators throughout the city are former Arden Apprentices, and many continue to remain connected to the Arden personally and professionally. This season, the program — one of the most distinguished and rigorous theatre training programs in the country — celebrates its 20th year. To honor the 94 graduates of this program, and the extensive impact that they continue to have on the Philadelphia theatre community and beyond, we asked some of our former APAs about the lessons learned during their time at the Arden and how those lessons carry through to their lives today. Here are just a few of the responses we received: Brian Abernathy APA Class 8, 2000/01 Season Interim Executive Director, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority; Arden Board President The thing that sticks out in my mind is problem solving - identifying obstacles and finding creative ways around them. How to resolve complex issues with multiple stakeholders and making sure all of those stakeholders feel engaged. It’s been key to my professional success and something for which the Arden laid the foundation. Meghan Walsh APA Class 13, 2005/06 season Finance Coordinator,The Food Trust Often times when I was an APA I was assigned to do something outside of my skill set or experience, and I wanted someone to tell me exactly how to do it. I learned to hold off on asking questions until I’d tried my best to find the answer or solution myself, and it’s been really useful in my career since my apprentice days. Tara Demmy APA Class 18, 2010/11 Season Programming Manager, Fringe Arts I didn’t realize HOW much I knew until after I left. No job seems too hard or daunting or impossible after the apprenticeship.That sort of confidence didn’t fully develop until after I left since I was still learning so much up until the end of the program. It seems fitting that we celebrate 20 years of apprentices the same year that we will open the Hamilton Family Arts Center, a building dedicated to education and enrichment. With this new chapter in the Arden’s story, we honor the many apprentices making contributions to the cultural landscape of our city and our nation whose own education and enrichment began here at the Arden!


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Subscribe today and receive priority seating. PARADE Book by Alfred Uhry Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown Directed by Terrence J. Nolen September 26 - November 3, 2013

STICK FLY By Lydia R. Diamond Directed by Walter Dallas October 24 - December 22, 2013

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL By Quiara Alegría Hudes Directed by Lucie Tiberghien January 16 - March 16, 2014

THREE SISTERS By Anton Chekhov Translated by Curt Columbus Directed by Terrence J. Nolen March 20 - April 20, 2014

INCORRUPTIBLE By Michael Hollinger Directed by Matthew Decker May 22 - June 22, 2014

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L to R: Next to Normal (2012), Endgame (2013), The Whipping Man (2011), August: Osage County (2011), Clybourne Park (2012), The Whipping Man (2011), Freud’s Last Session (2012), Sunday in the Park with George (2010), Superior Donuts (2011), The Threepenny Opera (2010)

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