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ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

Adapted from the story by GEORGE MACDONALD Book and Lyrics by TONY LAWTON Music by ALEX BECHTEL Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

NICK BENACERRAF

JILLIAN KEYS

Lighting Designer

Sound Designer

OONA CURLEY

RICK SIMS +

Assistant Director

Music Director/Conductor

PAX RESSLER

ALEX BECHTEL Stage Manager KATE NELSON*

Directed by STEVE PACEK April 5 - June 2, 2017 The Light Princess was developed under the auspices of the Arden’s New Musical Theatre Initiative, made possible by leadership support from the Independence Foundation. Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting Arden Theatre Company. Children’s Theatre Season Sponsor:

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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

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


HERE’S TO THE NEXT GENERATION OF STORYTELLING. Sprout, Comcast, NBC10, Telemundo62, and Comcast Spectacor are proud to support Arden Theatre Company. Thank you for bringing books to life for young audiences. COMCASTCORPORATION.COM


WELCOME from the Producing Artistic Director

This production of The Light Princess is a world premiere. That means this is the very first time this new musical has been done, and that you are the very first people in the world to see it. Pretty cool, huh? Our musical is based on a story written by a Scottish writer named George MacDonald (who was good friend of Lewis Carroll, the writer of the Alice in Wonderland stories). George MacDonald wrote his story in 1864, drawing on inspiration from another famous fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty. It was Tony Lawton’s idea to make The Light Princess a new musical, and he asked Alex Bechtel to write music for this new show. Both Tony and Alex are also in The Light Princess. Another first for us here at the Arden – the first time writers are also acting in the show they wrote. And, as you’ll see, they are terrific writers and actors. Though our musical is brand new, the story of The Light Princess has been around for over 150 years. So why has this story been told and retold for such a long time? I think it’s partly because we are all fascinated by the idea of lifting off the ground. What if you could be free from gravity? What would you do? Where would you go? George MacDonald once wrote, "I write, not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.” I think this is another reason why this story is still being told. It can speak to all of us. I’m somewhere between the ages of five and seventy-five, and The Light Princess speaks to me. It speaks about the challenge of being different, and how we can connect with each other in spite of— or often because of— our differences. And it reminds me that we all want to fly! Thanks for coming. Thanks for being the first audiences to ever see Tony Lawton and Alex Bechtel’s new musical The Light Princess! Terry

P.S. Speaking of flying, I hope you’ll join us next year for one of the most famous flying stories ever written, Peter Pan. And next spring we’ll be doing a completely new version of Snow White – another world premiere!


DIRECTOR’S Notes I was recently introduced to some wise words from famed writer E.B. White, who knew a thing or two about writing for young people... "Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time.You have to write up, not down. Children are demanding. They are the most attentive, curious, eager, observant, sensitive, quick, and generally congenial readers on earth. They accept, almost without question, anything you present them with, as long as it is presented honestly, fearlessly, and clearly." I don't think Tony Lawton and Alex Bechtel have been wasting their time. . . In this stunning new adaptation of George MacDonald's The Light Princess, they have written an entertaining, intelligent and beautiful new musical that is all about the "up." This show will challenge kids of all ages to not only look up and see a childlike Princess flying above their heads, but also to catch a glimpse of the person (and leader) she will be when she grows up. . . I remember the endless childhood days of building forts on the creek and tunnels in the snow and bike rides across town that felt like a cross-country adventure! I remember reading books to get free pizza and my mom bringing me Milky Way bars and Gatorade after cross country meets and the joy of a three-legged race on Field Day! But I also remember those days when it felt like the earth stopped turning. When the world seemed to be a much different place than I had thought. When it seemed the glory days of youth had ended and were becoming a thing of the past. Change truly is the only constant thing in life. A continual evolution toward becoming who we're meant to be. And although the fun-filled, stress-free, low-stakes days of childhood are things that I still long for almost daily (especially on some of my most hectic/ over-booked days), I am learning there is real magic to be found on the journey toward growing up. Magic of a totally different kind than I ever knew existed back then. But it's only because I once was a child that I'm now able to see it. . . The power and depth of fairytales never ceases to amaze. Onward and upward. . .


MAGICAL MAZE Can you help the Prince find his way to the center of the Princess' lake to fix the drain?


MUSICAL NUMBERS Act I:

A Magic Country..................................................the Company Something To Remember Me By.............................the Witch Come Down to Earth..........................King, Queen, Princess She's Never Cried.....................................................the Queen Yoicks, Tallyho..............................................................the Prince Swimming in the Sky........................................Princess, Prince I'll Teach You To Be Happy..........................................the Witch

Act II:

The Joke Just Isn't Funny Anymore.....................the Princess If There Is No Love In Us.........................................the Prince The Tide Turns.........................................................the Princess The Rain....................................................................the Princess I'll Teach You To Be Happy (Reprise).......................the Witch Until You've Cried A Little.................................the Company

MATCH THE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS!

Can you draw a line from the character to the name of the musical instrument they play in the show? Hint: Some characters play more than one instrument! MacDonald Prince Witch Princess King Queen

Piano Guitar Accordion Viola


Cast of Characters In order of appearance:

MacDonald......................................................................................... Tony Lawton* King........................................................................................................Rob Tucker * Queen..............................................................................Emily Gardner Xu Hall * Witch, Prince....................................................................................Alex Bechtel * Princess.........................................................................Brett Ashley Robinson * ^

UNDERSTUDIES: Matt Flocco (MacDonald) Allison Boyle (Queen) Aaron Shown (King) Jenna Rogalski (Princess)

THE AUTHORS WISH TO THANK: The Independence Foundation Charles McMahon, Craig Getting, Lance Kniskern, and the Lantern Theatre Company, Matt Pfeiffer, Aaron Cromie, Dave Jadico, Tabitha Allen, Eleanor Safer, and FringeArts Kate Tejada

Arden Theatre Company is a professional company employing members of Actors’ Equity Association. *The Actors and Stage Manager employed in this production are members of Actor's Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. ^ Dance Captain Please check houseboards for any program changes.

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Who’s Who ALEX BECHTEL (Composer, Musical Director, Witch, Prince) Arden: Composer/Music Director/Sound Designer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and La Bete. Regional: This is the Week That Is, Dave & Aaron Go To Work, and Bunny Bunny (1812 Productions); The Two Gentlemen of Verona,Taming of the Shrew, Henry V (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival); Moon Man Walk (Orbiter 3); The Underground Railroad Game (Lightning Rod Special); Sleeping Beauty: A Musical Panto (People’s Light & Theatre Company). Training: B.F.A. University of the Arts. Graduate of The Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training. Alex is the creator/composer of The West, Philadelphia Nocturne, and Cheer Up, Dostoevsky. He is developing a musical with Lightning Rod Special. Alex thanks the many brilliant musicians who have helped make the world of The Light Princess sing over the last few years, especially Tabitha Allen. Deep gratitude to Tony for asking me along on this beautiful journey; most humble thanks to Terry and Steve for guidance and support; thanks, gratitude, and love to Mina—for everything. EMILY GARDNER XU HALL (Queen) Arden debut! Regional: The Snow Queen (Triad Stage); Stockholm (Hudson Stageworks); In Rooms Such As These (Signature Theatre). Film/TV: Black Monk, After Party. Composer/Lyricist: Untitled Cherry Orchard Musical (in development). Her music and poetry have been performed at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London and various NYC venues including Pearl Theatre Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Access Theatre, Underground Lounge, and Cameos. Resident artist at Symphonics Live, Bowery Poetry Club. Training: M.F.A., NYU, B.A. Wellesley College. Awards: 2016 Johnny Mercer Songwriter, 2017 New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio. Thank you to my family and friends! www.emilygardnerhall.com. TONY LAWTON (Playwright, MacDonald) has acted in Philadelphia for twenty-five years. This is his 20th show at the Arden. Favorite credits: Of Mice and Men (Walnut Street Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Arden Theatre Company); Twelfth Night (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival). In 2005, Lawton wrote The Foocy, which garnered five Barrymore nominations (including Best New Play). Film/ Television: Silver Linings Playbook, Unbreakable, Invincible; Hack, Cold Case. The Philadelphia City Paper named him the city’s “Best One-Man Theatre” for his solo productions of The Devil and Billy Markham, The Great Divorce, and The Screwtape Letters. For more information: www.anthonylawtonactor.com. BRETT ASHLEY ROBINSON (Princess) Arden debut! Regional: #TheRevolution (Interact Theatre Company); Feed (Applied Mechanics); She Kills Monsters (The Flea w/ Vampire Cowboys); Clybourne Park (Primary Stages); Book Club Play (The Geva Theatre); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Actors Theatre of Louisville); HEIST!, Post Wave Spectacular (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Humana Festival). Film/Television: Octavia (Born Lucky Studios); Happy Hour (Women's Angle Atlanta Film Festival). Training: Graduate of The Pig Iron School of Advanced Performance Training; Actors Theatre of Louisville Apprentice; B.F.A. Acting, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Much thanks to all of my wonderful friends and family. ROB TUCKER (King) Arden: Ensemble in Sweeney Todd, Observer/Priest/Ensemble in Pacific Overtures. London: Drag Divas (Arts Theatre); Boxed and Bagged (The Bush Theatre); Racine’s Britannicus (The Roundhouse); The Bulwer Project (The Globe); The Winter’s Tale (Les Foules). Regional: Richard, the Nice Nurse in A New Brain (Theatre Horizon); Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher in Peter and the Starcatcher (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Field Hockey Hot (11th Hour Theatre Company); I Left My Heart… (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); Anyone Can Whistle (Prince Music Theatre); Margaret Garner (Philadelphia Opera Co.). Film/Television: Sax Player in THE BLUES LOVER (Maliza Productions). Training: University of the Arts, B.F.A. Theatre Arts; Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, M.A. Classical Acting with Distinction (London). Thanks to Steve,Terry, and Matt. STEVE PACEK (Director) has performed in 11 Arden shows, including 6 for Arden Children's Theatre: A Year With Frog and Toad, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Robin Hood,The Borrowers, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and Franklin’s Apprentice. He co-directed The Cat in the Hat and Arden Summer Camp's Into the Woods. Other Directing: Chicago (PAI); God of Carnage (Hangar Theater); A Little Night Music (UArts); The Syringa Tree (Theatre Horizon); The World Goes 'Round (11th Hour), Untitled Project #213 (Philly Fringe). Choreography: See What I Wanna See (11th Hour); RENT (11th Hour & MPiRP); Latkes & Applesauce (Merkin Hall, NYC); Les Miserables (Walnut Street Theatre). Teaching: Arden


Who’s Who Drama School, Jen Waldman Studio (NYC), Evolve Studio. Recipient of the 2012 F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Philadelphia Theatre Artist. Co-Founder and Associate Artistic Director of 11th Hour Theatre Company and Board Member of Theatre Philadelphia. Training: B.F.A. Ithaca College. NICK BENACERRAF (Set Design) Regional: Seagullmachine (La Mama, created by The Assembly); Foreign to Myself (New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, by Goat in the Road); HOME/SICK (JACK, created by The Assembly); Up & Away (Lincoln Center Education, created by Trusty Sidekick); Holden (FringeArts, created by George & Co.); Here We Are (The Living Theatre); The City (Son of Semele); GOODBAR (Under the Radar, created by Waterwell). Nick is founding co-artistic director of The Assembly, a Brooklyn-based theater collective (www.assemblytheater.org) and has taught at Kean University and CalArts. Training: M.F.A.: CalArts. Awards: LA Weekly Set Design award for The City in 2013. Special thanks to all of his Philly friends. www.nickbenacerraf.com. JILLIAN KEYS (Costume Designer) Arden: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (Barrymore Nominated), Cat in the Hat (Assistant Costume Designer), Pinocchio (Assistant Costume Designer). Regional: 1812 Productions, Pig Iron Theater Company, Walnut Street Theatre, Theatre Horizon, Theatre Exile, Act II Playhouse, Orbiter 3, The Lantern Theater Company, Inis Nua Theatre Company, Drexel University, UArts, and Upper Darby Summer Stage. For more please visit jilliankeys.carbonmade.com. OONA CURLEY (Lighting Designer) Arden debut! Regional: Underground Railroad Game (ArsNova); Lashed but not Leashed (Kimmel Center); Our Country’s Good (Brown/Trinity Rep); The Devil’s Auction (Drexel University); A New Brain (Theatre Horizon); Spinning Immigrant (Emmanuelle Delpech/HPI); My Jane (Chester Theatre Co.); Andy: A Popera (Opera Philadelphia/ Bearded Ladies Cabaret).Training: MFA NYU Tisch.Awards: Nominee: Princess Grace Award. Recipient: J.S. Seidman Award for Design Excellence,Weston Award for Design, Zonta Award for Theatre Arts. www.oonacurley.com. RICK SIMS (Sound Designer/Composer) Arden: The Cat In The Hat and Great Expectations. Rick has composed and designed sound for numerous Chicago area theatres such as Steppenwolf, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Congo Square, Writers Theatre, Lifeline, Griffin, Chicago Children's Theatre, The Hypocrites, The House, Court, ATC, Victory Gardens, The Raven, Steep, Northlight and About Face. Out of town credits include the Getty in Los Angeles, South Coast Rep in Costa Mesa CA., Arena Stage in Washington D.C., Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Boston Playwrights, Playwrights Horizons in New York City, Actors Theatre in Louisville and Portland Playhouse in Portland OR. Rick has won a Jeff Award for sound design for Lookingglass Theatre Company's Moby Dick and Hepheastus, and a BTAA award for Congo Squares’ Brothers In the Dust, and has received several nominations for both awards. Rick is an artistic associate of Lookingglass Theatre Company, an artistic affiliate with American Blues Theatre and an associate designer with Aria Music Designs (Ray Nardelli and Josh Horvath). Rick also wrote the book, music and lyrics for Lookingglass’ Hillbilly Antigone. KATE NELSON (Stage Manager) Arden: A Year with Frog and Toad,The Secret Garden, Two Trains Running, Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates,The Jungle Book, Under the Skin, Great Expectations, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Parade, Ghost-Writer. Regional: Becky Shaw; I Love You,You’re Perfect, Now Change (Montgomery Theater); Cinderella, Six Characters in Search of an Author (People’s Light and Theatre Company). PAX RESSLER (Assistant Director) is a freelance composer, designer and performer in Philadelphia. They have composed and arranged for theatre and dance companies, including for the Arden’s Cabaret Series, Keila Cordova Dances/3 Pony Show, Ted & Co. Theaterworks, and others. Pax has performed with 11th Hour Theatre Company, including their recent concert production of Stephen Sondheim’s Road Show. Upcoming: Sound Designer for Hero School at Theatre Horizon. Pax is the Director of Music at Tabernacle United Church in West Philadelphia.Training: B.A. Music, Goshen College. Many thanks to Sarah, Steve and the rest of The Light Princess team! https://tailormadecompositions.wordpress.com. 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. She completed the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders-Arts. Amy serves on the Board of 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. Amy was named a Hepburn Fellow 2008-9 by the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College.


Who’s Who 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 seven worldpremiere 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 25 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. 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. 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. The Arden has received eleven Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly” Awards, the Arts & Business Council’s Arts Excellence Award, six City Paper “Reader’s Choice” Awards, four Philadelphia Inquirer “Theatre Company of the Year” citations, 65 awards and 331 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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Brenda J. Oliphant Don and Barbara Parman John and Judith Peakes Clifford Pearlman and Lynn Marks Jane G. Pepper Tal and Valerie Pipano David Plante, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Sandy Portnoy Ilene and Coleman Poses Janet Poth Ms. Aneira Puttaswamy Steven J. Ralston and W. Robert Hair Mary Jo Reilly Leslie Rescorla and Thomas Achenbach Rachel Reynolds James and Mary Ann Rich Graham and Elizabeth Robb, in honor of Lee van de Velde John and Claire Rodgers Jane Rose Lawrence and Phyllis Sager David and Margie Saland David Scheibe Gail Scott and Thomas D. Quinlan Polly Shaffer Mr. Joseph Shaffer James Shew Susan and Charles Shubin Carleene and David Slowik Heather Spears Roy and Corinne Stahl Robert Stewart and Barbara Barnett-Stewart Lorraine Toji Ms. Sheila Vaidya, in memory of David Schu Donna and Andrew Wechsler Vivian J. Weinblatt

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 Ms. Peggy Anderson* Stanley Baurys* Jane Berryman Louis Bluver Mary and Charles Burr Pearl M. Carpel Larry S. Friedman and Dean H. Rishel Ellis Ginsberg* Peter Gistelinck and Kim Bloom

Grace Gonglewski and Eric Schoefe Suzanne and James Hill Mary Ellen Krober William Loeb Donald Martin and Richard Repetto* Tom Petro and Kristine Messner Madeline Portnoy Dr. Harry Rosenthal Marilyn and Dean Staats

*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 Lauren Hughes Director of Development at 215.922.8900 ext. 149.


Thank You to Our Supporters Julie D. Williams Richard Willis and Linda Hartnett James Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Harry Woodcock Paul Yaros Mary Zove, in memory of Rose Engelmyer

$125-$249

Anonymous Barbara Abrahams Emely Aiken Janet and Roger Alwang Drs. Rita Axelrod and Howard Naidech George and Judith Balock Pamela and Kenneth Barroway Patricia and Alfred Basilicato Flora Becker Dr. and Mrs. Joseph and Lisa Becker Susan Becker and Aaron Rubin Timothy Berger The Berry Family Charlotte Biddle Thomas Blackburn Benjamin and Libby Blank Jocelyn Block The Blue Moon Sisters, in honor of Jean Markovitz Allen G. Bonner Eadie and Allan Brooks Ann and David Brownlee Harold and Camille Buchanan, in memory of Camille Buchanan Stephen and Eleanor Bulova Scott and Nelly Childress Annemarie F. Clarke and David L. Buch Rhoda Coben Steve and Helene Cohen Dr. Marie Conn, in memory of Alice and Ira Conn Janet Cook Susan Cook and Jeff Staikoff John Cooke Sandra and James Corry Ellen Deacon and Ernest Cuff Robert and Bonnie DeAngelo Daniel P. Devlin Mr. and Mrs. Stuart and Diana Donaldson Colleen Grace Donofrio Michael Dotsey Darrell Dotson Ruby Dowd and Angela Dowd Burton John and Lois S. Durso Sheila Dyan and Charles A. Gaglia, Jr. Linda Ellsworth Brynn Evans Mark and Rene Feitelson Joan and Aron Fisher Adam Foxx Fran Freedman and Jon Blum Steven Fukuchi and Laura Offutt Ofelia Garcia

Mr. Greg Gephart Grace Gonglewski and Eric Schoefe Naomi and Maxwell Gorson Susan Greene and Kathleen Sheridan Robin Greene Adele Aron Greenspun Marcia Halbert Andrew and Michele Harbison Carol Hauptfuhrer Charles W. Head Jr. and John Fagotti Dr. Colin D. Hennessy and Dr. Jeremy S. Cohen Heidi Hertfelder Ed Hillis, in memory of David Schu Margaret Huntsman Thomas Hurster and Jacqueline Salmon Dave Huting David Ingram and Melanye Finister Jackie Jefferson Sarah C. and Joe Jordan Nancy Kane Stephen and Barbara Kieran Rick Kiley and Meital Waibsnaider Janice King Caren and Brian Kirschner Alan and Elaine Klawans Patricia and Charles Kling Walter Kraft and Deborah Hung Andrew Kurovsky Barry and Janet Kushner Marilyn Kutler and Ira Silberman David Ladov Richard LaVerghetta Andrew Lees Stewart Leftow Linda L. Lenard Garry Lennon Alan and Susan Levin Natalie Levkovich Craig and Stephanie Lewis Ina Li and Michael Kostal Nadine Lomakin Donald and Nancy Maclay Lynn and Joe Manko Mary and Jack Markov Mary Ellen Marzullo Alice McCreary and David Epler Faith and Arthur McDowell Cheryl Meyer Marianne Miller Sandra and Martin Miller Paul and Lee Miller Douglas and Fredaricka Moffitt Martha Moore John and Gina Moore Stephen and Janet Mullin Kenneth and Susan Myers Susan Myers Elesa Nelson Etta and Chuck Nissman Betsy Oliphant Nicholas Orbe Linda Osler Mr. Larry Pace

Michael and Judy Paul Ann and Andy Perch Martha Platt and Marlis Kraft David and Amy Pollack Dr. Nancy Post Jennifer Potts Preston Family Miriam Reimel and Jack Sirott Alan Reinach and Dana Perlman Jon and Karen Richter Elizabeth R. and William H. Rivers, Jr. Kenneth and Shelley Rosenberg Richard and Anne Rosenberg Sheryl Roser Alan Rothenberg and Enid Krasner Adelle Rubin Barbara and Bernard Ruekgauer Joan Ryder and Robert Ludwig Bill and Joan Saidel Karen Schermerhorn and Evan Seymour The Schmucki Family Brian Schu Warren and Carole Lee Schwomeyer Karen and Bob Serenbetz Lori Severino Crystal Shannon Lenore and Bernard Sherman Elaine Sherman and Robert Cohan John and Maryann Shivers Marilyn Sifford and Robert Butera Mr. Mahlon Simon, in honor of Ellen and Mickey Simon Robert and Harriet Singer Judith Skillings Hether and Don Smith Margaret R. Spencer Joel Spiller Megan Staples Michael Starr Harold and Emily Starr Jill Steelman JD Stokely Lalitha Swart, in honor of Jean Markowitz Daniel Szyld and Kathleen Ross Charles Tarr and Roy Ziegler John Tarves Joseph Terry Stephen and Tamara Toub, in memory of Lauren Spiewak Lisa Trucksess Brenda Freitag and Chet Tuthill John Urofsky Debbie and Tom Walker Susan and Tom Walther Tom and Beth Warms Wayne Watson, in memory of Hazel and Edward S. Watson, Jr. Elizabeth Weinreb Constance West M. Jane Williams Bertram and Lorle Wolfson Sam and Kuna Yankell Marie Zartler and William Klump


Thank You to Our Supporters $75-$124

Anonymous (6) Anonymous, in honor of Penny Carmack Carole Abercauph Dr. Alison Anderson Anne Arian JosĂŠ AvilĂŠs Dr. and Mrs. Stuart and Elaine Baer Wade Bailey Sylva Baker Dr. Donald Bakove and Margaret G. McLaughlin Carolyn and George Bassett David Beech Linda and Melanie Belinsky Barbara Bell Constance and Richard W. Berman Fern and Robert Billet Janice Bogen Viola Bostic Patricia Bourke and Robert Downie, in honor of Jason Slavick and Liars and Believers Marcia Bower Hazel Bowers Leslie Bowman, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Frank Boyer

Michael P. Boyle Kimberly Brannen Charles Brennan Judith Broudy Kevin and Kathy Brown Kathleen Buckley, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Carol W. Buettger and Allen Bonner Donna Burkholder Eli Cameron Anthony and Jaque Camp Ms. Carol Campanelli Paul and Kate Carpenter William and Lillian Cassel Alice Chittenden Monica and Sung Jin Choi Saul and Sandra Clair Ms. Brenda Clarke, in honor of Betty Cooper Robert and Sandy Clay Bauer Ms. Elizabeth Cline Charlotte Cody Mark Cohen and Marty Johnson Ms. Judy Cohen John and Mary Ann Collett Rick and Carol Collier Richard and Janet Conn Ms. Cheryll Conway, in memory of Constance Marrone

Elizabeth Cornman B. Karen Coyne John Culhane April Cummings Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Helen D'Angelo Don and Kathy Dantonio, in honor of Jean Markovitz Howard and Barbara Davis, in memory of Rose Engelmyer Cordelia and Don Delson Rita and Grace Denbo Mr. David Devan, in memory of Dr. Andrea L. Mengel Miriam and Samuel Diamond Rhonda Dickey Lawrence Difranco Ellen and Gerald DiPinto Ray and Ellen Doyle The Drew Family, in memory of Rose Engelmyer Beverly Dubin Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Geraldine Duclow John Dulik and Sandra Folzer W. Wallace and Joanne C. Dyer Patricia Eames Robert Earle Joan Earley

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Thank You to Our Supporters Michael Edelman Sally Eisenberg Linda and Nick Eiteljorg Jonathan and Nancy Ellsworth Wendy Epstein and James Steiker Ted and Joann Erfer Anne and Steven Fassler Ruth Ferber Joan Finger John and Nancy Fischer Sandi Foxx-Jones, in honor of Charles and Barbara Kahn's 70th Wedding Anniversary Allyson Frank Kenneth and Cecile Frank Judy and Richard Franken Molly Frantz Rebecca E. Freedman, in memory of Barry D. Freedman Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Helene Freidman Paul Friedman Patricia and Jim Fritz Brenda Furtak Dennis Gallagher Jennie and Michael Gallagher Eileen and William Gemmell Blossom Gica Steven and Susan Glauser

Peggy Glover Ms. Joan Gmitter Jerry Goldberg Paul and Kathleen Goldenberg Brian Goldsmith Diane Graboyes Daryl Graham Mary Jo Grdina Larry and Ann Green Shelley Z. Green and Michael L. Golden, Jr. Kathleen Greenacre Patricia Greer Priscilla Grosick Marsha Gross and Paul Siegel Trudy and Paul Gulterman Marlane and Harvey Guttmann Nicole Hackel Huntley Hardison, MD and Marge Niven, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Libby Harwitz and Burton Blender Marcy Hasbrouck Gail Hauptfuhrer Catherine L. Hawkes Beverly and James Hayden and Taylor Sue and Doug Heckrotte, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Eileen Heisman and Marty Tuzman,

in memory of Harvey and Mildred Heisman Angela and Michael Hennessey Herbert and Gayl Henze Ruth Herd Susan Herron Betsy and Ted Hershberg Alice Hershberger National Nursing Centers Consortium, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Marlene Hilkowitz Deborah Hluchan, in memory of Edith Freeman Lisa and Bill (William) Hoffman Morton and Lois Joy Hoffman James and Hollie Holt Jean and LW Homeier Robert Hornik Donna and Bill Hower Lynda Hubbell Glenna Huls Peter and Barbara Hutcheon Judith Hyman Lynne Jacobs Dr. and Mrs. William and Nancy Jantsch Sandy Jarratt Shannon Jefferson


Thank You to Our Supporters Shari and Andrew Johnson Timothy and Carol Johnson Charles and Rebecca Johnson William Jordan Joshi and Fioretos Family Kevin and Jennifer Julian Anthony and Joanne Kahn Barbara and Jerry Kaplan Sandi Karlson Leslie Kase Swinney, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel David Kaufman and Nicole Kahn Margaret Keller Kristy Kelly Caroline Kemmerer Marjorie Epps Kennedy Margaret Kerr Julia Kharlip Lorraine and David Kilmer Margarita and Peter Kind Richard and Marcia Klafter Mr. Richard Klafter Ken, Eva and Aaron Klein, in memory of Milton and Rosalyn Klein Harold and Maris Kobb Kristen Koenigsbauer, in honor of Lauren Hughes Jerry and Deena Koffler Ellen Kopeland

Vicki and Doni Kramer Melvin and Rhoda S. Kreiner Martin Laufe Lisa Lee Ms. Ruth Levikoff Norman and Sylvia Lieberman Lisa Linder and Richard Grossman Karen Lisker Mr. William Loeb J. Lyttle Steve Fischer and Tobi Mackler Barbara and Bob Maerten Brenda and Richard Mandel, in honor of Charlie Rose Joseph Markovitz and Nancy Kramer, in honor of Jean Markowitz Vincent Massimiano Eileen Mccomb M. McDonald Kathleen McKinley Lorraine McMahon Kathy McMaster Celeste T. McMenamin Tom and Helen McNutt Arthur and Sallie Melvin Helen Mengel, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Barbara Miller Sylvia R. Miller

Ann Mintz and Clifford Wagner Francis Mitchell Jeff and Maxine Morgan John and Charline Neigh Andrew Norton Janet and Dennis Novack Frances Novack Gerald and Margaret O'Neill Jennifer Orosco Stanton Oswald Martin and Jacqueline Page Karin and Tom Pajak Mr. Richard Pariseau Robert and Sydney Pasternack F. Laurence Pethick Elaine Petrossian Matthew Pettigrew Donald and Carol Plank Stephen Platt and Robin Schaufler Jeff and Elizabeth Podraza John Pontician R. Brooke and Linda Porch Margaret and Nicholas Potalivo Linda Putnam Erat Ms. Linda Quam Mark and Karen Reber Abi and Craig Reed Mx. Pax Ressler Clifford Ridley and Betsey Hansell


Thank You to Our Supporters Lorraine Riesenbach Gary and Robin Risler Nanci Ritter and Jim Hutchison Linda Robinson Ph.D. and Peter Krill Doug and Helen Robinson J. William Robling Carmen Rodriguez Maxine Rosen Caryn and Leon Rosenberg J. Randall Rosensteel Edwin and Sally Rosenthol Carolyn Rosner Marcia Rosner Ms. Adelle Rubin Mitchell and Amy Russell Judy Ruttenberg, in honor of Charlie Rose Robin Sampson Gerald Satlow and Beth Zatuchni Carole Schaefer Bobbie and Al Schmidt The Schmucki Family, in honor of Lee and Chris Van de Velde Perlita and Frank Schorfheide Ms. Adeline Schultz Irene and Marvin Schuman Carleton Schwager MaryEllen Scott Hideko Secrest Kathy and Richard Sexton Leslie Sheer Craig Sheetz Jim and Cathy Shippen Jan and Tom Showler Neil and Cheryl Shusterman Donald and Marilyn Silberberg Bart and Sandy Silverman, in memory

of Dr. Andrea Mengel Glenn and Mary Simmons Jo Ann and Richard Simon The Smith Family Jay Snyderman Paula Solomon Stephen and Esther Springer Usha Srinivasan Arthur and Marcia Staddon Daniel and Judith Steiker Dylan Steinberg Ruth and David Steinman Rita and Neil Stevens Corinne Stone Paul Stone Jordan Strauss, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Karen Strauss Gaynor Strickler, in honor of Anne Cook and Russ Troyer Joanna Sykes-Saavedra Cecilia Tannenbaum Sylvia and Frank Tarzanin Marion and Richard Taxin Letty Thall Marian Tracey Linda Traver William and Mary Tsiouris Linda Tyler Ian Wachstein and Michele Zeldner Emily and Charles Wagner Cathryn and Thomas Walsh Jeannette and William Webb Jeannine and David Webber Oscar Weber, in memory of Wallburga E. Weber Phyllis Weber and Stan Oswald

Charlotte and Dr. Carroll Weinberg Mr. Fred Weiner Dr. Harold M. Weiner Marsha Weinraub and Stuart Schmidt Harold and Janet Whaling Steve and Jan Whittaker Ann and Doug Wilkerson Doris Williams Kent and Jean Williams, in memory of Edith Freeman Nancy Wood Tyler and Maura Wynn Beth Zatuchini Dr. Herbert and Carol Zemble Rebecca and James Zug * * Denotes a deceased supporter + Denotes a gift of goods or services ^ Includes a matching gift List represents gifts made between January 7, 2016 and March 7, 2017.

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Email John Grassey at jgrassey@ardentheatre.org for more information.


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Board and Committee Members Board of Directors David Fryman, President Nancy Burd, Vice President Holly Kinser, Vice President Michael A. Donato, Treasurer Nancy Hirsig, Secretary Brian Abernathy Rhonda Ball Rayenne Chen Joy L. De JesĂşs Nancy Elfant Robert Elfant Steven Engelmyer Jeanne Fisher Elizabeth H. Gemmill Darrel German Albert M. Greenfield, III N. Peter Hamilton Joanne Harmelin Richard L. Maimon Dr. Saifuddin T. Mama John J. McCawley Amy L. Murphy Terrence J. Nolen Kristen Phillips Charles H. Rose Monica Horan Rosenthal H. Hetherington Smith Lee van de Velde Steve Wolfson Diane Dalto Woosnam Ellen Yin

Board Executive Committee David Fryman, chair Nancy Burd Michael A. Donato Nancy Elfant N. Peter Hamilton Nancy Hirsig Holly Kinser Charles H. Rose H. Hetherington Smith Lee van de Velde Board Development Committee Robert Elfant, chair Brian Abernathy Joy L. De JesĂşs Michael Donato N. Peter Hamilton Eileen Heisman Holly Kinser Lee van de Velde Diane Dalto Woosnam

Facilities Committee H. Hetherington Smith, chair Mike Green James Kronzer Richard L. Maimon John J. McCawley Chris van de Velde

Finance Committee Michael A. Donato, chair Nancy Burd Ellen P. Foster Elizabeth H. Gemmill Kristen Phillips Harvey Swedloff Steve Wolfson

Engagement Committee Lee van de Velde, co-chair Rhonda Ball Nancy Burd Anne Cook Robert Elfant Jeanne Fisher Nancy Hirsig Holly Kinser Steve Wolfson

The Cornerstone Society Frederick W. Anton, III Gerard J. Conway, Sr. Carole Haas Gravagno Aaron Posner

Personnel Committee David Fryman, chair Elizabeth H. Gemmill Albert M. Greenfield, III Charles H. Rose

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Managing Director.................................................................................................................................. Amy L. Murphy General Manager......................................................................................................................................... John Grassey Director of Finance and Administration.............................................................................Courtney Spiker Martin Associate General Manager...............................................................................................................Mary Beth Simon General Management Assistant.................................................................................................................Regina Haigh Arden Professional Apprentices...................................................Aaron Shown, Alison Howard, Jess McPhillips Krysten Schmelzer, Madeline Jones, Mandy Katz Paige Farestveit, Rudy Gerson Director of Marketing and Communications...................................................................................... Stephen Rapp Marketing Manager.............................................................................................................................. Rebecca Cureton Art Director.................................................................................................................................................Kristy Giballa Publicist................................................................................................................................................Christine Kozsuch Communications and Group Sales Manager.........................................................................................Gilberto Vega Marketing Intern.............................................................................................................................................Ann Marley Development Director...........................................................................................................................Lauren Hughes Individual Giving Manager......................................................................................................................Jenara Gardner Development Intern..................................................................................................................................... Molly Given

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Director of Arden Drama School.............................................................................................................Sam Pedings Director of Education Outreach..................................................................................................................JosĂŠ AvilĂŠs Arden Teaching Artists..............................................................Madison Auch, Kala Moses Baxter, Terry Brennan, Rachel Camp, Taysha Canales, Peter Andrew Danzig, Matthew Decker, Tara Demmy, Jordan Dobson, Bryant Edwards, Eliana Fabiyi, Emily Fernandez, Will Freske, Gina Giachero, Terrell Green, TJ Harris, Alex Keiper, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, Matthew Mastronardi, Emily Mattison, Christina May, Amanda Morton, Bi Jean Ngo, Daniel Park, Jenna Pinchbeck, Katie Sink, Jenna Stelmok, Jenson Titus The Albert M. Greenfield Teen Arden Advisory Board......................................Dylan Caligiuri, Patrick Daniels, Gia Genovese, Anna Goula, Elizabeth Hilliard, Maddy Larkin, Jayden Moore, Meghan Moore, Peirce Robinson, Sarah Sweeney, Jaedto Smith, Allison Wray, Maddie Wray Box Office Manager.................................................................................................................................. Corey Masson Assistant Box Office Manager.............................................................................................................Bryant Edwards House Manager................................................................................................................................................ Kaitlyn Ide Front of House Assistants................................Galen Blanzaco, Ryane Beutler, Ryann Carey, Dalia Cousineau, Alex Ditmar, Amma Dorman, Matt Falance, Katie Frazer, Emily Fernandez, Emily Lantz, Jackie Leibowitz, Ali Pajonk, Connor Przybyszewski, Francesca Piccioni, JD Stokely, Amanda Robinson

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Producing Artistic Director............................................................................................................. Terrence J. Nolen Associate Artistic Director.............................................................................................................. Matthew Decker Commissioned Playwrights........................................................................Greg Banks, James Ijames, Lorene Cary Artistic Assistant...........................................................................................................................................Sarah Scafidi

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Production Manager............................................................................................................................. Courtney Riggar Technical Director................................................................................................................................... Glenn Perlman Master Carpenter/Shop Foreman...........................................................................................................Justin Romeo Master Electrician................................................................................................................................. Martin Stutzman Costume Supervisor..................................................................................................................................Amanda Wolff Properties Master............................................................................................................................... Christopher Haig Charge Scenic Artist.........................................................................................................................Kristina Chadwick Stage Managers.................................................................................. Alec E. Ferrell, Kate Nelson, Katie Ringwood Assistant to the Stage Manager.............................................................................................................Madeline Jones Audio Engineer..............................................................................................................................................Brad Pouliot Wardrobe Supervisor...............................................................................................................................Rebecca Rose Assistant Lighting Designer...................................................................................................................Michael Lambui Assistant Sound Designer...........................................................................................................................Brad Pouliot Stitchers.........................................................................................................................Rufus Cottman, Sarah Mitchell Electricians............................................................................................Michael Lambui, Heather Knoll, Flora Vassar Programmers...............................................................................................................John Allerheiligen, Jeremy Jason Stage Management Interns.................................................................................Jackie Leibowitz, Kelly Underwood Costume Intern................................................................................................................................................ Julia Pogue


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Adapted for the stage by Douglas Irvine From the books by J. M. Barrie

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