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A R D E N T H E AT R E C O M PA N Y P R E S E N T S

Incorruptible a dark comedy about the dark ages By Michael Hollinger Directed by Matthew Decker

May 22 - June 22


Introducing Chef Eli Kulp “ … o n e o f t h e c o u n t r y ’s b r i g h t e s t young culinary talents.” City Paper


ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

INCORRUPTIBLE By MICHAEL HOLLINGER Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

James kronzer+

lauren perigard

Lighting Designer

Sound Designer

Eric southern+

JORGE COUSINEAU

Stage Manager

Assistant Director

alec e. ferrell*

Jonathan silver

Directed by Matthew decker May 22 - June 22, 2014 F. Otto Haas Stage

Production Sponsor: 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 Partners: 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.

Incorruptible was originally produced by Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and City Theatre Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was workshopped at Denver Center Theatre Company’s USWest TheatreFest, and at the Illusion Theater as part of a Pew Playwrights Exchange. Incorruptible is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. + Member of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829


WELCOME from the Producing Artistic Director

“When are you going to do that monk play again?” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked that question over the years. “The monk play” is, of course, Michael Hollinger’s Incorruptible. We premiered this play in 1996 (the year we moved into this building) and since then, it has been produced at dozens of theaters across the country. Michael went on to write “the Terrence J. Nolen Galapagos play,” “the string quartet play,” “the ghostwriter play,” among others, but “the monk play” has always remained one of my favorites. How wonderful to produce a new production of Incorruptible, created by an inspired cast and team of artists, many of whom were not yet part of the Philadelphia theatre community back in 1996 (some were not yet in high school), but who have become vital forces in today’s Philadelphia theatre renaissance. Next season, we will present Michael Hollinger’s newest play, Under the Skin. This will be the Arden’s 8th world premiere of a Michael Hollinger play. Given Michael’s previous track record, I’m confident that Under the Skin will also go on to be produced by theatres across the country — and I’m honored that Arden audiences will see it first. This is one you won’t want to miss. The 2014/15 Season will also include La Bête, a comedic tour de force featuring Scott Greer; a dynamic new adaptation of Great Expectations; Shakespeare’s Macbeth with Ian Merrill Peakes in the title role; and Stephen Sondheim’s Passion, an enthralling love story with one of Sondheim’s most ravishing scores. This exciting season of great stories will include some of our favorite artists and introduce you to some of Philadelphia’s most compelling up-and-coming directors and actors. To those of you who took the Leap of Faith and subscribed before we announced next season, thank you. To those of you who haven’t, what are you waiting for? Jump in! Thank you for joining us for Incorruptible and for being part of the Arden. Enjoy.


A Message From Our Production Sponsor Faith is belief that is not based on proof according to Webster’s Dictionary, which also defines it as belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion. Those who are spiritually-minded might go further still, saying that faith is an expectation founded on a promise, and in the Judeo-Christian context, means that promise or those promises which are preserved in the sacred writings of Torah and the New Testament. Expressions of faith can take many forms. For some, relics have played an important role. These are the material remains of a deceased prophet, saint or martyr and objects closely associated with them such as a bone, hair or tooth or piece of clothing worn by the deceased. The first such reference dates to the Hebrew Book of Kings, where this is recorded: Some Israelites, hastily seeking to avoid a group of bandits, tossed a corpse they were in the processes of burying into the tomb of the prophet Elisha. When the corpse landed on Elisha’s bones, the man came back to life and stood up. Thomas M. Petro

Now that would get my attention! Miracles are part of the fascination with relics and why some faithful venerate them still today. Michael Hollinger’s Incorruptible takes a fun and funny swipe at this tradition and the abuses for which it is well-known while raising a serious question: Can faith be real, even if the event which creates it is not? Cheers!

Tom Petro

Chief Executive Officer Fox Chase Bank and Fox Chase Bank Charitable Foundation

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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 the 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 Incorruptible 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 and served as the Honorary Producers of last season’s A Little Night Music, Cyrano (2012), Sunday in the Park with George (2010) and The Seafarer (2009). They are thrilled to once again support the work of Michael Hollinger, after serving as Honorary Producer for Hollinger’s Ghost-Writer (2010) and An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf (2007). As a graduate of Villanova University, Mr. Anton admires Michael Hollinger’s commitment to the university in his roles as Associate Professor of Theatre and Associate Artistic Director of Villanova Theatre. Mr. Anton has long admired Michael Hollinger’s work and the artistic home that the Arden has provided for him. 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 tremendous support helps to make possible our work on the stage, in the classroom and in the community.


THE ARDEN’S 2014/15 SEASON Next season, the Arden’s 27th, exemplifies some of what we do best: bold adaptations of classic literature, uproarious comedies, daring and ambitious musicals, and world premieres that grapple with the complicated notion of the American family. Photos by Mark Garvin

Liz Filios in Candide

Ian Merrill Peakes and Katherine Powell in Three Sisters

Julianna Zinkle and U. R. in Stick Fly

Our first production of the season is the Broadway comedy, La Bête by David Hirson. Dazzling displays of verbal wit and manic farce (with a little schtick thrown in for good measure) distinguish this uproarious comedy featuring Arden favorite Scott Greer in the title role of “The Beast.” A crisis befalls a 17th century acting troupe when they are ordered by royal decree to add an outrageous street performer to their ranks. High art meets low comedy in this tale of theatre, philosophy, and the beast that lives inside every great egomaniac. Directed by Emmanuelle Delpech Philadelphia Magazine’s Best Theatre Artist of 2011, La Bête boasts a maniacal powerhouse performance by one of Philadelphia’s most gifted comedic actors. In the fall on the Arcadia Stage, we will bring to the stage one of literature’s most beloved classics, Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations, adapted by Gale Childs Daly. As a boy, Pip has three encounters that will change his life: one with the escaped convict Magwitch, one with the bewitching and cold Estella, and one with the unhinged Miss Havisham. When, as a young man, Pip comes into unexpected fortune by a mysterious benefactor, he begins the life of a gentleman, though his past is not so easily left behind. In an “exceptional new adaptation that is never dull for a moment” (Chicago Tribune), six actors play over 40 characters to bring this Victorian classic alive in a riveting tale of class, ambition, and love. Associate Artistic Director Matthew Decker directs. In January of 2015, we present the world premiere of Under the Skin by Philadelphia playwright Michael Hollinger. Lou needs a new kidney. He asks his daughter Raina if she will give him one of hers. Now Raina must decide if he deserves her donation. With vibrant dialogue, life and death stakes, and the occasional bombshell, Under the Skin tackles the larger issues of forgiveness, inheritance, and community, and asks the question: what does it mean to give a part of yourself to someone else? Under the Skin marks Hollinger’s 8th Arden world premiere and the first collaboration with Artistic Director Terry Nolen since the award-winning Opus. This world premiere production will feature Craig Spidle (last seen in Superior Donuts), Julianna Zinkel (last seen in Stick Fly), and the Arden debut of Alice M. Gatling. The Arden returns to William Shakespeare in Spring, 2015 with a new production of Macbeth, starring Arden favorite Ian Merrill Peakes in the title role. Fueled by ambition, Macbeth cuts a bloody path to power, spurred on by his wife, Lady Macbeth and a prophesy that he will be king. Before House of Cards and Game of Thrones there was Macbeth. One of Shakespeare’s most thrilling and beloved plays, Macbeth will mark the directorial debut of Alexander Burns, an exciting young director acclaimed for his revelatory productions of Shakespeare at Quintessance Theatre. We close the season with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s haunting musical Passion, a tale of love and obsession set in 19th century Italy. Sondheim himself has called the Arden “the pre-eminent producer of my work in Philadelphia.” Reuniting the creative team behind the Arden’s Sunday in the Park with George, hailed by The Wall Street Journal as “one of the strongest Sondheim productions of the past decade.” This intoxicating musical boasts one of Sondheim’s most ravishing scores and will feature Liz Filios (last seen as Cunegonde in Candide) as Fosca. We hope you’ll join us next season!


Cast of Characters Charles, abbot of Priseaux...................................................................Paul L. Nolan* Brother Martin, his second in command................................. Ian Merrill Peakes* Brother Olf, a novice.........................................................................Sam Sherburne Brother Felix, a novice....................................................................Josh Carpenter* Peasant Woman, from the village.....................................................Mary Martello* Jack, a one-eyed minstrel............................................................... Michael Doherty* Marie, his wife of sorts........................................................................... Alex Keiper* Agatha, abbess of Bernay...............................................................Marcia Saunders* PLACE: All action takes place in the chapter house of the monastery of Priseaux, France TIME: About 1250 A.D.

UNDERSTUDIES: Josh Carpenter*, Will Freske, Zack Kononov, Emily Mattison, Evan William Smith, Dawn Varava

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DIRECTOR’S Notes “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. By faith we understand that the world was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was made out of things which do not appear.” Hebrews 11: 1-3 I grew up in a home of great faith. My family went to church every Sunday where my sister and I attended Sunday School and I served as an altar boy. My church taught us to believe in the word of God and then good things will come to you. As I entered my teenaged years, I - like most teenagers - began to rebel against the fundamentals of my upbringing, which included questioning my church’s principals of faith. As I grappled with the teenage trials that were emerging in my life - combined with my growing awareness of the tragedies of the world around me - I began to wonder that when things get bad, is faith really enough to get you through? Matthew Decker

Now an adult, I’m not sure that’s a question I’ve fully answered for myself, but the fundamentals of faith have certainly been on my mind as I’ve been working on Michael Hollinger’s Incorruptible. The down-on-their-luck monks of Priseaux spend the course of the play testing the limits of their faith. They are faced with many situations where they have to twist their convictions in order to rationalize their behavior, otherwise they can’t serve their parishioners. As Brother Martin points out to Charles in Act I, “We need to be practical now. If we can’t do good with our faith alone, then faith alone’s no good.” This question of the fragility of faith has deep impact in Incorruptible because of the way Michael packages it. The play is deliciously deft - at times it possesses the energy of a farce, other times, a profound mediation on lofty Christian religious values - and his ability to expertly weave these two energies together is what makes the play resonate. Faith means very different things to different people, and I’m grateful that Michael has written a play that allows us to first laugh at the outrageous antics of the Brothers of Priseaux, but then leave the theatre pondering the complex mysteries of faith.


Who’s Who jOSH CARPENTER (Brother Felix) Regional: Orin Mannon in Mourning Becomes Electra, Hamlet in Hamlet, Iago in Othello, Trigorin in The Seagull, and Zanetto/Tonino in The Venetian Twins (Quintessence Theatre Group); The Secret Life of Hubie Hartzel (The Growing Stage); Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew (Theater at Monmouth); Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps (GTA Southern Stage); Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (The Playground Theater); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Cherry Orchard (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); How to Act Around Cops (Cherry Lane Theatre); Film: Wildlife. Training: Northwestern University. Thanks to Matt and everyone at the Arden for this great opportunity! Michael doherty (Jack) Arden: Henry in Next to Normal, Posner in The History Boys. Off-Broadway: Dublin by Lamplight (59E59/Inis Nua Theatre Company). Regional: The Musical of Musicals (the Musical!) (Montgomery Theater); A Christmas Carol, Ragtime (Milwaukee Repertory Theater); Lend Me a Tenor (Act II Playhouse); To Fool the Eye (1812 Productions); Assistance (The Wilma Theater); Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble Must Die (FringeArts:Neighborhood Fringe); Mr. Hart and Mr. Brown (People’s Light & Theatre Company); Film/Television: Something About Silas (Stratagem Pictures); Los Jarochos (Los Jarochos Comedy). Training: University of the Arts (BFA). 4-time Barrymore nominee and 2-time winner. Love to Mom and Dad. Alex keiper (Marie) Arden: Sideways Stories From Wayside School, Parade, A Little Night Music, Cinderella, Tulipomania, The Flea and the Professor. Regional: Down Past Passyunk (InterAct Theatre Company); Assassins (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); Proof (Walnut Street Theatre); Ordinary Days (11th Hour Theatre Company); Kimberly Akimbo (Theatre Horizon). Training: BFA from the University of the Arts, Musical Theatre 2007; The Atlantic Acting School Summer Intensive. Endless thanks to Matt Decker, Jon, Alec, and the entire cast and crew for the trust and laughs. Love to Mom, Dad, Ryan, Matty and Pete. www.alexkeiper.com. mary martello (Peasant Woman) Arden: August: Osage County, Candide, Sweeney Todd, Café Puttanesca, Red Herring, and Violet. Mary has been a Philadelphia actor for the past 15 years and a member of the Arden Theatre family since 1999. She has received 5 Barrymore Awards, 16 nominations and the 2011 Lunt/Fontanne Fellowship. Paul L. NOLAN (Charles) Arden: August: Osage County, Sleeping Beauty, A Payer for Owen Meany, LOOT, Much Ado about Nothing, My Lord What a Morning, Candida, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,Third & Indiana,The Real Thing. Regional: Arsenic and Old Lace, Elf, An Ideal Husband, The Mousetrap, Of Mice and Men (Walnut Street Theatre); Rumors (Montgomery Theater); Why Torture is Wrong... (New City Stage Company); The Solid Gold Cadillac,The Long Christmas Ride Home (The Studio Theatre); The Hothouse, Copenhagen,The Tempest,The Birthday Party (Lantern Theater Company); and Moon Over Buffalo (Bristol Riverside Theatre). www.paulnolanactor.com. ian merill peakes (Brother Martin) Delighted to return for his 16th Arden show! Arden credits include: Three Sisters, Something Intangible, All My Sons, Clybourne Park, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Regional: The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Folger Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Peterborough Players, Derby Theatre, UK. Film and TV: Lebanon, PA, Still Standing, Do No Harm, Hack, and Homicide. Ian has been nationally recognized (three Helen Hayes nominations, two Best of Denver Awards, New Hampshire Theatre Award), but proudly makes Philly his home where he has been nominated for five Barrymores and won three plus the F. Otto Haas Award for Emerging Artist in 2003. For Karen and Owen. marcia Saunders (Agatha) Arden: Sideways Stories from Wayside School (2003), And Then They Came for Me, Molly’s Delicious. Off Broadway: The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow. Regional: Pride and Prejudice, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,The Glass Menagerie, Macbeth, Heartbreak House, A Room of One’s Own (People’s Light & Theatre Company); Cherokee (World Premiere), Shakespeare in Hollywood, On the Razzle (The Wilma Theater);The Seagull (Quintessence Theatre Group); Becky


Who’s Who Shaw (Montgomery Theater). Training: The London Academy of Dramatic Arts Graduate Program. One time Barrymore Award winner, six time Barrymore Award nominee. Marcia is thrilled to be back at the Arden. Thanks Matt, thanks Michael. sam sherburne (Brother Olf) Arden: Chebutykin U/S in Three Sisters. Regional: John Hinckley Jr. in Hinckley, Bob Zelnick in Frost/Nixon, Kyle Sligo in American Sligo, and Elias True in Midnight on a School Night (New City Stage Company); Franklin/Don in Completeness (Round Table Theatre Company); Jailer in Two Noble Kinsmen, and Cymbeline in Cymbeline (The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre). Training: Florida Atlantic University (MFA), Indiana University of Pennsylvania (BA), Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts. Thanks to Matt, Dan, and the Arden family! Michael Hollinger (Playwright) Plays premiered at the Arden: Ghost-Writer, Opus, Tooth and Claw, Red Herring, Tiny Island, Incorruptible, and An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf. Plays premiered elsewhere: Hope and Gravity at Pittsburgh’s City Theatre; Cyrano (translator/co-adaptor, with Aaron Posner) at the Washington’s Folger Theatre; A Wonderful Noise (co-authored with Vance Lehmkuhl) at Creede Repertory Theatre. Awards: an ATCA/Steinberg New Play Citation, a Mid-Atlantic Emmy, an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award, four Barrymores (including the Haas Award), the Loewe Award for Musical Theatre, and fellowships from the Independence Foundation and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Michael is Associate Professor of Theatre at Villanova, and shares a life with actress Megan Bellwoar and their children Benjamin and Willa. MATTHEW DECKER (Director) Arden: Pinocchio, Robin Hood. Regional: Circle Mirror Transformation, Spring Awakening, Kimberly Akimbo, Fat Pig, ...Spelling Bee (Theatre Horizon); Love, Rose (FringeArts: Neighborhood Fringe). Training: NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Atlantic Theatre Company. Matthew is the Associate Artistic Director of the Arden and Co-Founder and Resident Director of Theatre Horizon. As a professional teaching artist, Matthew has developed Theatre Horizon’s Autism Drama Program and teaches with Arden’s outreach program, Arden for All. He received the Barrymore Award for Outstanding Direction of a Musical for ...Spelling Bee. Thank you to Terry, Michael, cast and production team. And to my family, whose faith never wavers. JAMES KRONZER (Scenic Designer) Arden: A Little Night Music,Tulipomania, Clybourne Park,Wanamaker’s Pursuit, Sunday in the Park with George, Our Town. Broadway: Glory Days. Off Broadway: Opus, Under the Bridge. Regional: Hamlet, A Winters Tale (Folger Theatre); Gypsy, God of Carnage (Signature Theatre); Clybourne Park (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co.); First You Dream, Elephant and Pig are in a Play (The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts); Seminar,This, Glengarry Glen Ross (Round House Theatre); 4000 Miles (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Opus (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Other Dessert Cities, Ed Downloaded (The Denver Center for the Performing Arts); Red (Maltz-Jupiter Theater). TV: Over 50 Comedy Specials including Bo Burnham and Aziz Ansari. Awards: 8 Helen Hayes, 2 Barrymore. www.jameskronzer. com LAUREN PERIGARD (Costume Designer) Arden: The Cat in the Hat, Pinocchio. Regional: Circle Mirror Transformation, Spring Awakening (Theatre Horizon); Apple Tree and Spelling Bee (Drexel University);This is the Week that Is (1812 Productions). Training: BFA 2005 (SUNY Fredonia), Costume Apprentice 2005-2006 (Walnut Street Theatre). Lauren is currently the Costume Shop Manager for Drexel University and Upper Darby Summer Stage. Special thanks to Matt and the Arden family for including me in this historical hilarity. Love always to Mark. ERIC SOUTHERN (Lighting Designer) Arden: Water by the Spoonful. Regional credits include: Play/Pause (BAM Next Wave Festival, UCLA Live Arts, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts), Collected Stories at Carnegie Hall, Paul’s Case (UrbanArias, PROTOTYPE Festival), The Secret Agent (The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, Opéra Théâtre d’Avignon, Armel International Opera Festival), The Messiah (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra), Buyer and Cellar (Barrow Street Theatre, Rattlestick Theater, National Tour), The Record (600 Highwaymen in the UTR Festival), This Great Country (River to River Festival), Everyone is Chanting Your Name (Abrons Art Center), Good Television, 10x25 (Atlantic Theater Company), The Correspondent, The Few (Rattlestick Theater). Training: BFA,MFA:NYU jorge cousineau (Sound Designer) Arden: Three Sisters, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Parade (Set and Video Designer), A Little Night Music, Next To Normal (Set and Video Designer), Clybourne Park. Regional: Opus (Primary Stages);


Who’s Who Language Rooms, Scorched (The Wilma Theater); The Mountaintop, Grey Gardens,The Happiness Lecture (Philadelphia Theatre Company); and When Tang Met Laika (Composer, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts). JONATHAN SILVER (Assistant Director) Arden: Timms in History Boys. Regional: Max in Lend Me a Tenor, Professor in South Pacific (Delaware Theatre Company); Elliot in Completeness (Round Table Theatre Company); Freddy in My Fair Lady (Act II Playhouse); Mikey in Up (Bristol Riverside Theatre). Training: University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music (BFA, Dramatic Performance). www.jonathan-silver.com. ALEC E. FERRELL (Stage Manager) Past Arden credits include: Three Sisters, Parade, A Raisin in the Sun, Next to Normal, August: Osage County, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Ghost-Writer (World Premiere), Blue Door, Rabbit Hole, My Name is Asher Lev (World Premiere), Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Cinderella, Robin Hood, Charlotte’s Web, The Flea and the Professor (World Premiere). Other Work with Theatre Horizon, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, PTC@Play, PlayPenn. Proud Member AEA, SMA. Love and thanks to the family. TERRENCE J. NOLEN (Producing Artistic 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; The Grapes of Wrath and Hedda Gabler and such musicals as Next to Normal; Sweeney Todd; Pacific Overtures; Violet; 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. 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 which is 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 Theatre Philadelphia. She has served on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey State Arts Council, Theatre Communications Group and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. She has also served on the Executive Committee of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and the Local Advisory Council of the Non Profit Finance Fund. Amy was named a Hepburn Fellow 2008-9 by the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College. 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 and produce 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, and our Arden Arts Education Fund provides scholarships for Arden Drama School classes and camps. We also offer sign language-interpreted, captioned, and audio described performances, and PayWhat-You-Can final dress rehearsals that benefit other nonprofits. In 2013, we opened the Hamilton Family Arts Center. The 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 Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia’s Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, and was named “Best Theatre Company” by Philadelphia Weekly in 2009. Arden Theatre Company, a professional, nonprofit 501(c)(3) theatre company, is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the League of Resident Theatres, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and Old City Arts Association. The Arden participates in The Barrymore Awards, a program of Theatre Philadelphia.


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The Sylvan Society recognizes individuals who support the Arden’s work by making annual gifts of $1,000 or more.

Sassafras Grove ($10,000 & above) Mr. Frederick W. Anton, III CHG 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 Robert M. Dever Marie and Joseph Field 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^ Monica and Philip Rosenthal Lee and Christopher van de Velde Rosalyn and Stephen Weinstein Ted and Stevie Wolf June and Steve Wolfson Family Foundation Filbert Grove ($2,500-$4,999) Anonymous Sally and Michael Bailin^ Carol and Tom Beam John Bitman^ Lois G. Brodsky Susan and John Coleman Anne M. Congdon Bob and Nancy Elfant Stephen J. Falchek and John A. Offidani, III Ellen and Tim Foster^ Sandi Foxx-Jones David and Christina Fryman* Linda and David Glickstein Eileen Heisman and Martin Tuzman+ Drs. Paula and Thomas J. Humphries Leslie and Barbara Kaplan D. Scott** and Carol Kelley Sandra and Peter Klugman William A. Loeb Drs. Robin and Saifuddin Mama^^ Peggy and Steve Morgan Thomas Petro and Kristine Messner Keith and Jim Straw Ellen Yin+

Mulberry Grove ($1,000-$2,499) Anonymous Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation Brian Abernathy and Elizabeth Ireland Henry R. Adamczyk, Jr. and Iris Melendez Rebecca and John Adams John Alchin and Hall Marryatt Stan and Lisa Altman Peggy Anderson Bethany Asplundh Janet and Jim Averill Rhonda Ball Sheryl and Allen Bar Giséle Sambar Bathish Ivy Bayard Sandy and Mickey Bernstein Marilyn and Robert Birnhak Reggie Blaszczyk and Lee O’Neill Louis Bluver Philip and Elaine Bobrove Patricia Bowman Almut Breazeale DeDe and Tony Brown Nancy Burd Thomas Burke and Rick Fountas Cheryl and Bob Carfagno Christina Clay, MD Priscilla and John Clement Glenna Crooks Marta Dabezies, in honor of Lisa Burns Joy De Jesús and Jamie Reynolds Dorothy Delbueno Tobey and Mark Dichter Michael A. Donato Shafiq Ebrahim Jane and Wally Evans James R. Fairburn and David A. Wickard Shannon and Edward Farmer Jeanne Fisher Rhoda and Lou Fryman Andrea and Reed Gelzer Terry Graboyes Mike Green and Deb Dorsey Joel Greenberg and Marcy Gringlas Michael Golden and Susan Jacobson* Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Greenfield MaryJane and David Hackney Ronna and Robert Hall Mr. and Mrs. Jon Harmelin Don Haskin and Lynn Martin Haskin Carolyn and James Hessinger Jane and Steve Heumann Karen and Mark Hite

Patricia and Dr. David Holtz* Caroline Kemmerer Holly Kinser Eve and Kenneth Klothen Sharon and Joel Koppelman Winnie and Eric Lien Richard Maimon and Susan Segal Tina Manco Gloria and Dan Mariano Jean Markovitz Jackie and David Massari Lee Marks and Lisl Zach Barbara and Don Matheson John and Amy McCawley* Andrea Mengel and George A. Ritter Seymour Millstein A.C. Missias Jerome Napson, in honor of Annie Richardson Terrence J. Nolen and Amy L. Murphy Michael Norris and Matt Varrato Dr. and Mrs. Joel Porter Ann and Frank Reed, through the Malfer Foundation Mary-Ann and Kurt Reiss Cintra and Franklyn Rodgers Phyllis and Martin Rosenthal Mike Salmanson, Tobi Zemsky and family Dolly Beechman Schnall and Dr. Nathan Schnall, in loving memory of Laurie Beechman Karen and Robert Sharrar Susan and Steven M. Shubert Laura and Ron Siena, in honor of Nancy and Bob Elfant Hether, Don and Sarah Smith Richard and Amanda Smoot Marilyn and Dean R. Staats Kathleen A. Stephenson William K. Stewart Foundation Adelaide Sugarman and Marshall Greenberg Harvey B. Swedloff Russ Troyer and Anne Cook Patricia and Thomas Vernon^ Sally Walker and Tom Gilmore Richard E. Woosnam and Diane Dalto Woosnam Hope Yursa

**denotes deceased supporters * denotes gifts made through the United Way +denotes gifts of services or goods ^^in support of Arden for All ^includes a matching gift

The special generosity of our members enables the Arden to tell great stories by having the resources to achieve the highest level of artistic quality. To join or for more information, please contact Genvieve Goldstein, Manager of Individual Giving at 215-922-8900 x49 or ggoldstein@ardentheatre.org.


Thank You to our Supporters $500-$999 Anonymous Temmy Acton Jean G. Bodine Dorothy Tomassini and Barry Brenner Sara and Michael Chernoff Barbara R. Cobb Warren Crown Beverly Dotter Kathy Nolen Edwards and Bill Edwards* Carolyn N. and Joseph M. Evans, Jr. Samuel and Helene Feinberg Carole M. Foley* Charles Gear Gary Goldstein Glenna Huls Barbara and Jerry Kaplan Susan Kellogg and Dick Hoffman Judy Auritt Klein Barbara and Leonard Klinghoffer Bernadette Koller^ Beth and Bill Landman David Lerman Pat and Jim Lobb Dr. Edward Lundy and Debora Reiff Frank and Sally Mallory Donald J. Martin and Richard Repetto Madeline Miller Ellen and Michael Mulroney Paul Rabe and Cheryl Gunter Carole M. R. and Irwin C. Saft Marilyn Sanborne and Richard J. Labowskie* Antoinette Farrar Seymour Ellen Schwartz and Jeremy Siegel Gayle Smith James L. Smith Stanton and SaraKay Smullens

Barbara and Mike Soroker Anne Speyer Roy and Corinne Stahl Harold and Emily Starr Paul L. Stone Eric Tamulonis and Deirdre Gibson Dr. and Mrs. Stephen G.Vasso Thomas and Patricia Vernon Matthew White* Bill Beckett and Jo White Mrs. Thomas A. Williams Nancy Wingo, in honor of Peter and Alta Hamilton Tom and Jackie Zemaitis

$250-$499 Anonymous Carol and Bennett Aaron Howard Aaronson Jennifer and Stephen Arms Lynda and Murray Battleman Ron and Joyce Bayer Richard and Eileen Bazelon Flora Becker Richard and Joan Behr In memory of Joan D. Zeidner Jay and Nancy Berkowitz Peter and Lynne Berman Barry and Marilyn Bevacqua Alden and Linda Blyth Janice and Roger Boe Michael P. Boyle Marlin G. Brown Chip Capelli Joseph T. Casey^ Caroline Castagno Nelly and Scott Childress Elliot and Carole Cole Ray Costello James Crawford and Judith Dean

Melanie Davis Thomas and Eileen Davis Michael Dotsey Harold T. and Kathy W. Epps Leonard and Helen Evelev Anne Ewers Paul and Judith Farber Mr. and Mrs. Farenback-Brateman Anne Fassler Drs. Barbara and Len Frank Larry S. Friedman and Dean H. Rishel Laura Offutt and Steve Fukuchi In memory of Bob Gallagher Grace Gonglewski and Eric Schoefer Virginia A. Gormley Bonnie Graham** Susan Greene and Kathleen Sheridan Mary C. Harbison James Feeney and Cynthia Heininger Heidi Hertfelder Jacqueline Jefferson David and Beth Medoway Kagan Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kahn Phyllis Kauffman Margaret Keller Steven and Patricia King* Cydney, Kenneth, Hayden and Avery Kirschbaum and Kaela Austin Andrew Kite and Karl Martin Alan and Elaine Klawans Christina and Harold Klein George Koch and Santo DiDonato In honor of Ronnie Kleppert Mary Ellen Krober Joan and Marc S. Lapayowker David and Deborah Lesher Warren and Arline Lieberman Mary Louise and Gerald Martin Linda McAleer and Maitlon Russell George and Judy McCarthy

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. Peggy Anderson Peter Gistelinck and Kim Bloom Stanley D. Baurys* James and Suzanne Hill Jane Berryman Mary Ellen Krober Louis Bluver William A. Loeb Mary P. Burr Madeline Portnoy Pearl Carpel Dr. Harry Rosenthal Larry S. Friedman and Dean H. Rishel Marilyn and Dean R. Staats Ellis K. Ginsberg* *denotes deceased supporter 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 Genvieve Goldstein, Manager of Individual Giving at 215-922-8900 ext. 49.


Thank You to our Supporters Douglas and Fredaricka Moffitt Stephen and Janet Mullin Paul Nutaitis and Robert Clark Paul Coff and Susan Odessey Carol Ann and Thomas O’Leary Mr. and Mrs. Gerald O’Neill^ Barbara and Don Parman Jennifer Peck Sandy and Sid Portnoy Mary Jo Reilly Alice Reyes and David Glancey Joy Rickabaugh Graham and Betsy Robb, in honor of Lee van de Velde Mark and Sharon Robb Kim and Ross Schmucki Marie and James P Shew William Sigmund and Vito Izzo James Akerberg and Larry Simmons Hester Sonder Barbara and Steven Speece Arthur P. Staddon Rita Stevens Robert Stewart and Barbara Barnett-Stewart Stephen Thompson Harold and Judith Torrance Helene and William Vanhoeven Hella and Lew Volgenau Michael Walraven and Mary Lou Starling Donna and Andrew Wechsler Fred and Arleen Weinstein Judy and Julian Weinstein M. Jane Williams Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Woodcock Askold Zagars and Marie Feehan

$125-$249 Anonymous Janet and Roger Alwang Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Andrews Rita Axelrod Lisa and Joseph Becker Susan Becker and Aaron Rubin Bikki Bevelhymer Doris and Aaron Bitman Thomas H. Blackburn Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Blank Jocelyn Block Allen Bonner Marcia Bower Mary Pat and Thomas Boyle Jeanne and Arnold Brenman Eadie and Allan Brooks Ann and David Brownlee Bernard and Pamela Brownstein Jeannine D. Burky and David Webber Mary Chomitz Sandra and Saul Clair Howard Cohen Rabbi and Mrs. Henry Cohen Kelly McBride

Rick and Carol Collier Janet Cook Charles J. Coyle Mary Ann Dailey and Jacob Dailey Matthew Decker Ron and Susan Dell’osso In Honor of Marjorie Dickey Larry and Pat Dixon Stuart Donaldson Ellen and Max Dooneief David Durham John and Lois S. Durso Marcia Eisenberg William and Anne Ewing Maureen Feeny-Byrnes Ruth and Andre Ferber Bill Fisher Lana and Ralph Fishkin Dr. John and Elaine Frank Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Frank Fran Freedman and Jon Blum^ Ellen and David Freeman Buzz and Linda Gamble Mr. and Mrs. Aaron and Helen Gelstine Greg Gephart Stan Gibell Ms. Joan Gmitter Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Rita Goldberg Kathleen and Paul Goldenberg Robin Greene Nancy and Richard Grove Rose Hagan Mary and William Hangley Adrienne and Eric Hart Linda Hartnett and Richard Willis Gail Hauptfuhrer Virginia Hedden Colin Hennessy and Dr. Jeremy Cohen Herbert and Gayl Henze Richard and Barbara Hirsh Terry Hirshorn Donna and Bill Hower Michael J. Hozik and Margaret L. Rea Kerry Huntsman Jackie Jerrehian Timothy and Carol Johnson Sarah C. Jordan Ira and Linda Katz Gregory Kleiber Mary and Dean Kline Steven Knepper Walter Kraft and Deborah Hung Melvin Kreiner Marilyn Kutler David Ladov Ellen Le Richard Lee Richard Leff** and Lorraine Leff Robert and Joyce Leonetti Alan and Susan Levin

Bob and Lynn Levitt Natalie Levkovich Craig and Stephanie Lewis David and Kim Lipetz Robert and Laurel Lipshutz S. Gerald and Arlene Litvin Perry Watts and Samuel Litwin Jane Kampt and Thomas Lloyd Mrs. Grace Madeira Lynn and Joe Manko Ted and Ronnie Mann Lewis R. and Sue Ann Marburg Ronnie and Larry Margel John McCormick and Ken Schmitt^ Alice McCreary and David Epler Kathy McMaster Cheryl Meyer Marianne T. Miller Paul and Lee S. Miller Ellen Monsees David and Laurel Mosteller Claire Moyer Carmen Mucci and Lois Marianni Theodore and Theresa Munz Jr. Kenneth and Susan Myers Bonnie and Eliot Nierman Etta and Chuck Nissman Hugh C. and Susan O’Neill Stanton S. Oswald Marcia Paullin John and Judith Peakes Bob and Leila Peck Julie Persily Lisa Truckess Valerie Brand Pipano and Tal Pipano Donald and Carol Plank Ilene Poses Nancy Post Janet Poth Avra and Harry Pressman William and Linda Putnam Erat Sherri and Abe Reich Alan Reinach and Dana Perlman Faye and Daniel Ross Alan Rothenberg and Enid Krasner Bernice and Jerry Rubenstein Peter Ryker Joan and Bill Saidel Gerald Satlow and Beth Zatuchni Eric Sbar Lucille Schlack Jim Klein and Adeline R. Schultz Robert and Karen Serenbetz Nancy Seweryn Joseph and Louise Shaffer^ Polly Shaffer A. Paul Shallers Elaine L. Sherman Catharine Shippen John and Maryann Shivers Jeffrey and Laurel Silber Bob and Harriet Singer Ronnie and Kathy Sink Dianne and Barry Sloane , Esq.


Thank You to our Supporters Ruth and Rick Snyderman Margaret R. Spencer Susan Cook Ruth P. and Norman Stuessy Carol and Ronald Stump Christina C. Tate Lorraine Toji Marian Tracey John Urofsky Emily and Charles Wagner Debbie and Tom Walker Patron Walk-Up Tom and Beth Warms Thomas Watkins Vivian Weinblatt Leslie and Ellen Welson Mr. Mendel’s 4th Grade Class at WES The Wisnewski Family Bertram and Lorle Wolfson Barbara C. Wright Carol and Jeff Yetter

$75-$124 Anonymous Emily Aiken Nan Alderson David Ardrey Alan and Sandy Ault Kristin Bair Dr. Donald Bakove and Margaret G. McLaughlin May and Ethan Ball Carolyn and George Bassett Julie Becker Jane Biberman Myron and Sharon Blumberg Maxine Blum and Samuel Bobrow Hazel Bowers Carrie and John Boxer* Frank Boyer J. Joseph and Mary Lou Breidenstine Charles Brennan Judith Broudy Carol Buettger Carole Burns Jessica Calter Anthony Camp Barbara Carmine Nikki and Jack Cavanaugh Alice A. Chittenden Monica Choi Annemarie Clarke and David Buch Sharyn F. Clauson Robert Bauer and Sandy Clay Bauer Jennifer and Daniel Coffey Ms. Barbara E. Cohen Helene and Steve Cohen Janet and Richard Conn John Cooke Ms. Elizabeth P. Cornman Sandra and James Corry

Carol Corson Billie Coyne Karen Cuzzolino F. Mitchell Dana Joseph and Helen D’Angelo William A. Davis Laura Davis Bonnie and Robert DeAngelo Rita and Grace Denbo Carole and Marc Dichter Ellen and Gerald Dipinto Ruby and Angela Dowd Ray Doyle Beverly Dubin Donald and Geraldine Duclow John Dulik and Sandra Folzer Patricia Eames Leah Chaplin and Eileen Gildea Linda V Ellsworth Debbie and Jerry Epstein Wendy Epstein and James Steiker Brynn Evans Gerald Faich Family Bible Fellowship Fred and Cindy Farlino Marcia Feinstein Mark and Rene Feitelson Annette and Nathan Field Deborah and Martin Fishbein Joan and Aron Fisher Carol Fixman Larry and Maureen Mullin Fowler Ms. Judy Frank Michelle Freeman Rob Garfield and Sandra Whipple Eileen and William Gemmell Jean Gessal T. Gilmore Peggy Glover Dr. and Mrs. William Goldfarb Brian Goldsmith Mr. Irvin Goldstein David and Lisa Goodman Carrie Gorn Paul Green Adele and Bertram Greenspun Richard Greenstein Priscilla Grosick Marsha Gross Trudy and Paul Gutterman Doris and Jack Guttentag Ann and Glenn Haig Shelley Harris Douglas and Harriet Heath Sue Heckrotte Angela and Michael Hennessey Ruth Herd Ron Herman Susan W. Herron Betsy and Ted Hershberg Tom and Wendy Hibberd Morton and Lois Hoffman Thomas K. Hurster Joe Hurwitz and Ace Designs

Judith Hyman Charles Johnson Robert and Ellen Kavash Ellen Kaye Jodi Kefer Marjorie Epps Kennedy Robin Kerner and Eric Weston Peter and Margarita Kind Brian and Caren Kirschner Ken, Eva and Aaron Klein David Klein Josephine Klein Rita Klinger Maris and Harold Kobb Thomas Kohn Ellen Kopeland Barry and Janet Kushner Robert Lazar Kathryn Lemmon Linda L. Lenard Dr. Michael and Mrs. Phyllis Levy Karen Lisker Daniel and Linda Litwin Leroy and Ruth Loewenstern Robert Lynam Patricia Lyons Donald and Nancy Maclay Cirel and Howard Magen Andrew Maksymowych Milton and Renee Margulies Mary and Jack Markov Glenda Marshall Mary Martello Irwin Matusow and Barbara Rudnick Dr. Rosalie G. Matzkin Celeste McMenamin Helen and Tom McNutt Arthur and Sallie Melvin Sally Mercer Jane Riede Meyerhoff Bernice Meyers Nancy Miller Judith Montgomery Martha Moore Jeff and Maxine Morgan Robert Morris Rosemary Newman Irene Nichols Mary Ivy and Roger Noone, in honor of Ivy Bayard Dori O’Dea Shannon Oscar Linda Osler Larry Pace Sandra Packel Maureen Parris Jane G. Pepper Andrew Perch Helen Phillips Martha Platt and Marlis KraftZemel Lois Plotnick Jeff and Liz Podraza


Thank You to our Supporters Shirley Preston Vivian and Richard Price Linda Quam Leslie Rescorla Rachel Reynolds Alyssa and Michael Rickels Clifford Ridley and Betsey Hansell John and Claire Rodgers In honor of Eileen Heisman and Marty Tuzman Bernie and Camille Rosenberg Kenneth and Shelley Rosenberg Enid Rosenblatt J. Randall Rosensteel Edwin and Sally Rosenthol Joan Rozanski Adelle Rubin Jessica and Dan Sabourin Ruth and Marvin Sachs Lambert and Barbara Sailer Carl W. and Mary Ellen Schneider Debbie Schrager Stanley Schreiner Deborah Schultz William Schultz and Patricia Miller, in honor of Jeanne Fisher Carleton Schwager Terri Schwomeyer Kathleen and Richard Sexton Karen Schermerhorn and Evan Seymour Janice and Thomas Showler

Roy and Lee Shubert Robert J. Butera Joan Silver Judith Skillings Suzanne Spain Phillip and Karen Spiker, in honor of Courtney Spiker Martin John and Susan Stedman Daniel Steiker Leon and Marcia Steinberg Kate Stockton Corinne Stone Michael and Marianna Sullivan Christine Susser Daniel Szyld Nina Tafel Richard N. Taxin MD Joel Temple Joseph Terry Carolyn Thompson Claire Toy Lyn and Merv Tuckman Constance Villiers Michele Zeldner and Ian Wachstein Jenny and Bill Webb Oscar Weber Dr. and Mrs. Caroll Weinberg Bob Weinberg and Eleanor Wilner Dr. Harold M. Weiner Shelly and Fred Weiner Joyce Weiner and Albert Tedesco Elizabeth Weinreb

THIS SPRING, PLAY YOUR PART Take the next step in your commitment

to the Arden. Your gift today supports Philadelphia artists, productions of world premieres, and programs that ensure that great stories told by great storytellers reach the next generation.

Together we can continue to tell great stories on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community!

To make a gift, please call Genvieve Goldstein, Manager of Individual Giving at 215.922.8900 x49 or go online: ardentheatre.org/support/

Marvin and Betty Weiss Spencer Wertheimer, Esq. Constance West Harold and Janet Whaling Ann Wilkerson Theresa Williams Roger and Lillian Youman William Zeidner* Beth Zelasky Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Zemble ** denotes deceased supporter * denotes gift made through the United Way + denotes gift of goods or services ^ includes a matching gift This list represents gifts made between February 21, 2013 and March 21, 2014. If your name has been omitted or misprinted, please accept our apologies. Notify Joanne Burak at 215.922.8900 ext. 46 or jburak@ardentheatre. org. Although space does not allow listing gifts less than $75, we gratefully acknowledge the contributions.

Arden Theatre Company wishes to thank: East End Salon


Board and Committee Members 2013/14 Board of Directors Brian Abernathy, President Nancy Burd, Vice President Holly Kinser, Vice President Michael A. Donato, Treasurer Nancy Hirsig, Secretary Rhonda Ball 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 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 Diane Dalto Woosnam 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 Board Development Committee Ellen P. Foster, chair Brian Abernathy Michael Donato Peter Hamilton Ronna F. Hall Lee van de Velde Diane Dalto Woosnam Engagement Committee Nancy Elfant, co-chair Lee van de Velde, co-chair Rhonda Ball Nancy Burd Anne Cook Robert Elfant Jeanne Fisher Elizabeth H. 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 Elizabeth H. Gemmill Harvey Swedloff Steve Wolfson Personnel Committee David Fryman, chair Ellen P. Foster Elizabeth H. Gemmill Albert M. Greenfield, III Charles H. Rose Special Events Task Force Ronna F. Hall, chair Nancy Burd Nancy Elfant Ellen P. Foster Susan Jacobson Diane Dalto Woosnam Strategic Planning Committee Joy De Jesús, chair Ellen P. Foster David Fryman Andrea Mengel Ellen Yin

Capital Campaign Steering Committee Lee van de Velde, co-chair N. Peter Hamilton, co-chair Brian Abernathy Nancy Burd Michael Donato Ellen Foster Joy L. De Jesús Nancy Hirsig Holly Kinser The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Teen Council Evafae Rodriguez Taylor Rouillard Sydney Chin Aubrey McKinney Liyah Marie Desher Armida Flores Alicia Easterday Eli Russell Alex Dittmar Mini Racker Max Amar-Olkus Jimmy Roundtree Marielle Issa Jake DeWerth-Jaffe Jamara Griffin Maria Bangura Olivia Charendoff Gia Genovese Andrew Goren Tori Alfred-Levow Ruby Jane Anderson Olivia Avery Sonia Brown Abby Perlman Lev Greenstein Jared Griffin Dorian Korein Anne Silbaugh Lindsay Smelcer Hannah Smith Jacob Smith Margaret Bowerman Ervin Hastings Julian Robinson Hannah Spear Kaitlyn Taborza Mya Williams Trinity Williams

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Sheila Kutner Apprentice Award

in memory of Sheila Kutner (April 16, 1941 –February 24, 2014) Sheila was the first President of the Arden’s Board of Directors and led by Sheila’s indefatigable energy, tremendous curiosity, and seemingly unlimited optimism, the Arden was born. She was there at the very beginning; and nothing beats optimism when faced with impossible odds. She believed in miracles and made them happen. To honor Sheila and her tremendous contributions to the Arden, we are creating the Sheila Kutner Apprentice Award, to be given each season to the Arden apprentice who exemplifies the ideals of hard work, positive energy, and can-do spirit that Sheila held so dear and brought so fervently to her own life. Through this award – for many, many years to come – we will tell the story of the remarkable woman who believed in this theatre before it even existed, and who gave so much of herself to make that dream a reality. Anonymous Joy Adamczyk and Michael Harris Paul and Krystal Albertson Seth Azizollahoff Ronald and Donna Bader Joy Bank Diana and Reinhold Bender Shelley Benedict and Fred Shapiro Jessica Berke Adele Berkowitz Harriet and Jeffrey Bleiman Janean Clare and Bill Bloom Iris and Michael Boshes Sandra Brecher Lawrence and Carolyn J. Brick Brooklyn Academy of Music Stage Crew (IATSE4) Nina C. Brown Carole Burns The Coatsworth Family Ethan and Gena Cohen TTEE Michelle Cohen Thomas and Eileen Davis T.J. Deluca Stanford E. Dresnin, DDS Beverly S. Emanuel, Ph.D Viken and Alicia Evereklian Bob Feldman Elizabeth C. Feldman Judith and Barry Fireman Arthur Fischman Jonathan Grabel Linda and Bill Grabel Rachel Gross

Judge Marvin R. and Mrs. Marcia O. Halbert Terry and Bobbie Halpern Lawrence and Susan Hausman Peter and Dana Heiman Carol and Chester M. Heller, Jr. Rebecca Henry Dr. Sidney T. and Lana Hiller Marcy and Herb Hoffman Joe Hurwitz and Ace Designs Alvin and Evelyn Jacobs Robin Kerner and Eric Weston Cydney, Kenneth, Hayden and Avery Kirschbaum and Kaela Austin Sherrie Klein Alan Kutner Joel Kutner Allison and Jay Levin Elizabeth Levis Andrew Lewis Herb and Sissie Lipton Sonia and Darwin Loigman Marie and Jorge Lovera David and Missy Lowdermilk Arnold and Lois Machles Barbara Maiorano Margaret H. Mchenry Edwin and Sonia Merow Carolyn and Joe Meyer George and Christine Mulford Irene Nichols Julie Persily Bill Pfeifer Frank and Joyce Podietz Florence Pollock Wilson

Justin Quigley and Emily McCready Sheila’s Cooper Family Richard Quindry Stephen and Elaine Race John and Delores Reilly Lewis and Hilda Savar Alan and Gila Schnee Beth Schonberger Kathleen S. Shields Judith Silverman and Roberto P. Hodara Freidmann John and Marie Simon et al Barry S. and Ellen C. Slepion Peggy Smith Jill and Bill Steinberg Louise Stillman Joseph and Adele Superfine William H. and Mildred E. Thomas, Sr. Tom and Ilene Davis Sylvia Voynow Taube and Sam Weinberg Jill and Paul Weiner Marjorie Weiss Charles Welde, CPA, CFP Peter and Teresa Zakroff Judy Zon Northwood Academy Charter School Verizon Foundation Deaf-Hearing Communications Centre Sobelle Productions Delaware School for the Deaf


Administrative Management Marketing

Art Director................................................................................................................................................Kristy Giballa Marketing Manager..................................................................................................................................... Maura Roche Press and Promotions Manager.......................................................................................................Johnny Van Heest Group Sales Associate ........................................................................................................................ Katherine Perry

Development

Manager of Individual Giving....................................................................................................... Genvieve Goldstein Development Manager.............................................................................................................................Mimi Meserve Development Assistant............................................................................................................................. Joanne Burak Grant Writing Assistant...........................................................................................................................Jenna Stelmok Development Intern................................................................................................................................ Sarah Zimmer Education Associate....................................................................................................................................... Bryan Kerr Education Assistant.............................................................................................................................. Angela Coleman Arden Drama School Coordinator....................................................................................................... Donald Smith Arden Teaching Artists........................................Madison Auch, Alex Bechtel, Terry Brennan, Kathryn Brunner, Elena Camp, Rachel Camp, Taysha Canales, Matt Decker, Mike Dees, Liz Filios, Charlotte Ford, Jamison Foreman, Gina Giachero, Chris Gurr, Robert Hager, Doug Hara, Alex Keiper, Jill Keys, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, Matt Mastronardi, Emily Mattison, Amanda Morton, Kala Moses Baxter, Bi Jean Ngo, Clare O’Malley, Steve Pacek, Sam Pedings, Katherine Perry, Trevor Pierce, Hillary Rea, Maura Roche, Jenna Stelmok Assistant Box Office Manager................................................................................................................Corey Masson House Manager..................................................................................................................................... Elisabeth Kersey Front of House Assistants........................ Angela Coleman, Wendy Blackburn, Galen Blanzaco, Liyah Desher, Alex Ditmar, Sarah Dugan, Matthew Falance, Chelsey Gaskins, Regina Haigh, Elizabeth Marafino, Aubrey McKinney, Abby Perlman, Eva Fae Rodriguez, Jacqueline Schneider, Katie Sink, Jenna Stelmok, Max Vasapoli

Production

Managing Director .............................................................................................................................. Amy L. Murphy General Manager....................................................................................................................................Hannah Olanoff Business Manager....................................................................................................................Courtney Spiker Martin Associate General Manager..............................................................................................................Mary Beth Simon General Management Assistant................................................................................................................Regina Haigh Arden Professional Apprentices......................... Cheyenne Barboza, Katie Foster, Will Freske, Laurel Hostak, Liz Nugent, Donna Recole, Emily Schuman Arden Intern..........................................................................................................................................Matthew Falance Arden Volunteer..................................................................................................................................... Jean Markovitz

Education

Producing Artistic Director............................................................................................................ Terrence J. Nolen Associate Artistic Director............................................................................................................. Matthew Decker Artistic Assistant ..................................................................................................................................... Daniel O’Neil Literary Manager........................................................................................................................................... Sally Ollove Playwright-in-Residence.................................................................................................................... Michael Hollinger Commissioned Playwrights.................................. Greg Banks, Stephen Belber, Laura Eason, Rogelio Martinez Artistic Intern............................................................................................................................. Erica Nicole Rothman

Front of House

Artistic

Staff

Production Manager............................................................................................................................ Courtney Riggar Technical Director................................................................................................................................. Glenn Perlman Associate Production Manager..................................................................................................... Jessica Day West Master Carpenter/Shop Foreman......................................................................................................... Justin Romeo Master Electrician.............................................................................................................................. Martin Stutzman Costume Supervisor.............................................................................................................................. Alison Roberts Properties Master............................................................................................................................. Christopher Haig Charge Scenic Artist..................................................................................................................... Kristina Chadwick Production Stage Managers............................................. Alec E. Ferrell, John Flak, John Grassey, Kate Nelson Audio Engineer................................................................................................................................................Toby Pettit Assistant to the Stage Manager.............................................................................................................Laurel Hostak Assistant Costume Designer..............................................................................................................................Jill Keys Stitcher........................................................................................................................................................Amanda Janke Light Board Programmer...........................................................................................................Peter Escalda-Mastick Electricians........................................................................................................................... Maria Shaplin, Josh Samors Costume Interns..........................................................................................................................Wendy Michelle Hou Electrics and Sound Intern....................................................................................................................... Megan Farley Scenic Construction Intern.....................................................................................................................Caleb Murphy Scenic Painting Intern.......................................................................................................................... Candice Nemoff


When dining in Old City, we recommend these restaurants that support the Arden! All offer a special discount to Arden patrons. Please ask your server for details.

BARRA

239 Chestnut Street • 215.238.6900 • www.barraphilly.com

BISTRO 7

2013/14 Dining Partners

7 N. 3rd Street • 215.931.1560 • www.bistro7restaurant.com

BISTRO ROMANO

120 Lombard Street • 215.925.8880 • www.bistroromano.com

CAMPO’S

214 Market Street • 215.923.1000 • www.camposdeli.com

Nick’s Roast Beef Bar and Grille

16 S. 2nd Street • 215.928.9411 • www.nicksroastbeefbarandgrille.com

PINOT WINE BOUTIQUE

227 Market Street • 215.627.WINE • www.pinotboutique.com

POSITANO COAST BY ALDO LAMBERTI

212 Walnut St. 2nd Floor • 215.238.0499 • www.positanocoast.net

RACE STREET CAFÉ

208 Race Street • 215.627.6181 • www.racestreetcafe.net

CHLÖE

232 Arch Street • 215.629.2337 • www.chloebyob.com

REVOLUTION HOUSE

200 Market Street • 215.625.4566 • www.revolutionhouse.com

CUBA LIBRE

10 S 2nd Street • 215.627.0666 • www.cubalibrerestaurant.com

FORK

306 Market Street • 215.625.9425 • www.forkrestaurant.com

THE FRANKLIN FOUNTAIN

116 Market Street • 215.627.1899 • www.franklinfountain.com

LUCHA CARTEL

207 Chestnut Street • 215.8257103 • www.luchacartel.com

NATIONAL MECHANICS

22 S. 3rd Street • 215.701.4883 • www.nationalmechanics.com

Learn more about our Dining Partners!

RISTORANTE PANORAMA

14 N. Front Street • 215.922.7800 • www.panoramaristorante.com

SASSAFRAS

48 S. 2nd Street • 215.925.2317 • www.sassafrasbar.com

SERRANO

20 S. 2nd Street • 215.928.0770 • www.serranophilly.com

SHANE CONFECTIONERY

110 Market Street • 215.922.1048 • www.shanecandies.com

VICTORIA FREEHOUSE

10 S. Front Street • 215.543.6089 • www.victoriafreehouse.com

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A Note from Alex Keiper, Actress and Teaching Artist Alex Keiper was asked to reflect on her journey and time as a Teaching Artist with our various Education Programs. As an actor now cast in 7 of our shows, Alex has a unique perspective and offers up some fantastic memories and comments. My life as an artist has been about making theatre accessible to audiences, to the students in the classroom and to myself. I started working with Arden Theatre Company selling concessions in 2009. I quickly realized that the Arden shared my artistic philosophy. At Arden Children’s Theatre, I saw kids getting to ask questions directly of the actors. In Teen Arden and Arden Drama School classes, I saw young adults who wanted to crack the code on what it Alex with Arden for All students after a really meant to be an actor. And, through performance of Sideways Stories from Wayside School programs like The Writers’ Room, I saw a company that was inviting audiences into their rehearsal rooms, even into the delicate process of writing a new play. There were so many ways that the Arden was lifting the curtain and including students and audiences in the process of creating theatre. It was because of these programs that I decided to start my training as a teacher here — working alongside the most passionate teaching artists the city could offer. We want to inspire our students to make theatre. We encourage them to accomplish work at the same quality as a professional theatre through commitment to the process. We teach them that their voices can be heard — that they too could be the ones telling great stories! Being so deeply involved with the Arden has been very fulfilling, but I’ll admit, not always easy. In any given week I could be in previews for a show, teaching Arden for All classes in classrooms at local schools, meeting with my Saturday Musical Theater class at Arden Drama School, and reading a new play out loud for the first time with the playwright sitting at the table. All the while, I’m probably preparing or pre-preparing an audition for the Arden, considering what material will be coming up the following season, developing my next lesson plan, and making sure that I am giving myself the best chance I can to continue my journey with such an amazing company. There are no words to describe my gratitude for our new education building, the Hamilton Family Arts Center, or for the Arden family that has supported my artistic growth at every turn. They have given me so many opportunities and are always looking for ways to help me reach my next goal. Last year, I was nominated by the Arden for an Independence Foundation Grant. With their nomination, I was awarded the grand and therefore was able to attend the Atlantic Acting School in New York City this past summer. Even though it would mean that I wouldn’t be able to teach Arden Summer Camp that year, they encouraged me to go grow as an artist and bring home my new found knowledge so that I could better serve myself, my students, and our future collaborations. As we head into our second week of rehearsals for Incorruptible, I will be running my lines and blocking, challenging myself to breathe and work off of my fellow actors, and taking performance notes — all while beginning to think about directing Teen Arden’s production of 13:The Musical, which starts rehearsals July 21st as part of Arden Summer Camp. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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An interview with Playwright Michael Hollinger In 1996, the Arden premiered Michael Hollinger’s play, Incorruptible, directed by Terry Nolen. The Arden will premiere Under the Skin, its ninth Hollinger play — and the seventh directed by Terry — next season. An excerpt of an interview of Michael by Terry is below. A longer version can be found on the Arden’s blog: www.ardentheatre.org/blog. TERRY NOLEN: Incorruptible is the first full length play that I’m aware of that you wrote. MICHAEL HOLLINGER: I wrote a play that preceded it. It had many interesting things but it did not begin with a healthy embryo. By contrast, Incorruptible began with a very healthy embryo; the basic idea was sound. Therefore, the challenge became how to not mess it up, how to realize the basic idea. This required many drafts, many readings, and two major workshops of the play in order to find its final form. And so I think of Incorruptible as my apprenticeship as a playwright. It began as a play where there were no miracles, only shams, and I gradually realized that the play wouldn’t have integrity unless it could comprise the paradox of sham and miracle; only then did it start to fulfill its potential. Because, are there shams in the world? Yes! Are there miracles? Yes! How do we know the difference? When miracles occur, is there causality? What do these inexplicable events mean? I was more interested in the questions than being able to simply write off all miracles as shams. TERRY: As you were writing Incorruptible, what were you trying to grapple with? MICHAEL: The play began at a time when there were a lot of televangelist scandals going on, and so religion— popular Christian religion—was at a pretty low ebb in America. “All religious leaders are in it for the money,” was a kind of public consciousness. Early on in the writing process, however, I felt that the church figures had become too easy of a target for me, and I felt outside the play, like I was simply judging the characters: “Oh look at these crooks.” It wasn’t until I started thinking about the integrity of their vision and their mission -- really, their high ideals -- that the play became interesting to me. And that became a much more intriguing knot to try to untie, and allowed me to identify with the characters and the dilemma that they’re in, rather than judge them. TERRY: Jumping to Under the Skin. What was the impulse for that? When did you start writing Under the Skin? MICHAEL: Under the Skin began as a folder called “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” and it had nothing in it but the title. I had been putting my daughter to bed one night and the title ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors,’ came to me, and I thought: “I have no idea what this play is, but I like the title, and I’m gonna start a file.” And sometime after that, I encountered an Ethicist essay [Randy Cohen’s New York Times Magazine column] about a father who needed a kidney, and his two children—a son and a daughter—both wanted to be the one to donate a kidney to him, and they were writing to Randy Cohen to figure out how this should be ethically solved. And Cohen suggested maybe a game of “rock, paper, scissors.” It instantly occurred to me that maybe this unwritten play had to do with organ donation. I particularly liked the fact that the phrase had three words in it, that there were three personages involved in this conundrum, and that rock, paper, scissors is a game of dominance where each player has something over the others, and I thought, that’s a really cool dynamic for a play. I gradually came upon more information over time about kidney transplantation and the way it gets incredibly complex within families. And so, I started to begin to understand the play as a family issues play—or, if you will, a family tissues play… TERRY: How do you think the themes of Incorruptible and Under the Skin are connected? Or are they? MICHAEL: I am always interested in the baser matter, and the way that high sort of spiritual ideals: love, creativity, faith, are always brought down to Earth and how human beings muck about with very tangible things in their quest for these higher values. So, in Incorruptible, there’s that tension between the loftiest spiritual ideals and the fact that we need to make money in order to stay afloat and do the good deeds. In Under the Skin this


notion of filial love and parental love gets messed up, complicated by “I need an organ!” So I do think there is a link that way. TERRY: How about—I’ve never asked you this—what’s your relationship with faith? MICHAEL: It has, as for many people, evolved over the course of my life. I was raised in a family where both my parents were refugees from Protestant upbringings, and therefore we didn’t attend church, but we were instructed that when the Bible salesmen or Jehovah’s Witnesses came to the front door, we were to say that we were Protestant and that we don’t go to church but we believe in God. By the time I was a teenager, I was a pretty devout atheist, as many teens are. I wasn’t rebelling against my family background; I was pretty much consistent with my family background. But my mom got involved with AA when I was 15 and it shook our entire house, not just because she was achieving sobriety, but because she was finding a very clear spiritual source there that made everybody in the family wake up to the notion that there might actually be something more, that a spiritual realm was available to us. My dad then went and did EST training, and so did I, and my sister and mom. And this began for me a kind of intellectual quest to sample a lot of religious stuff: I read the Baghavad Gita and I visited churches, I meditated—just kind of a general seeking, which lasted for years until I became acquainted with the Society of Friends through my wife Megan who was teaching at Abington Friends School… and began attending Quaker meeting and eventually joined Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting. Now I’m a very light Quaker — I attend meetings rarely — but I do have a very strong affinity for Quakerism because it is nonauthoritarian, because it is non-dogmatic, because the congregation is asked to bear the responsibility of the religious experience. So that’s where I currently am at. I consider myself a kind of perpetual seeker, and I guess more Quaker than anything. A great irony in my life is that I wrote this play [Incorruptible] about an irreverent minstrel who winds up being taken in by the Church, and this sort of mirrors my relationship to Villanova University, where I teach. Here I am, this irreverent theatre guy, who’s been brought into the fold of a Catholic institution, and whose function may well be to poke it in the side every now and then and generate laughter. It’s very funny to think of.

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