Metamorphoses Stagebill

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METAMORPHOSES Based on the Myths of Ovid Written and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman Directed by Doug Hara

October 1 - November 1


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

2015/16 SEASON

Equivocation A new play by Bill Cain

B A World Premiere by Bruce Graham

TWO TRAINS RUNNING By August Wilson

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Book and Lyrics by

Marsha Norman Music by Lucy Simon

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Based on the myths of OVID Written and originally directed by MARY ZIMMERMAN Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

BRIAN SIDNEY BEMBRIDGE+

OLIVERA GAJIC+

Lighting Designer

Sound Designer

THOM WEAVER+

CHRISTOPHER COLUCCI

Stage Manager

Assistant Director

ALEC E. FERRELL*

CHRISTINE FREIJE

Directed by DOUG HARA Oct 1 - Nov 1, 2015 F. Otto Haas Stage Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting Arden Theatre Company. Applause, please, for our Media Partner: Metamorphoses was originally produced by Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago, October 1998. Premiered in New York City by The Second Stage Theatre, New York, September 2001, Artistic Director: Carole Rothman, Managing Director: Carol Fishman, Executive Director: Alexander Fraser. Ovid’s Metamorphoses translated by David Slavitt, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994 Rainer Maria Rilke’s Poem, Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes. Translated by Stephen Mitchell, 1995 Modern Library. 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.

Metamorphoses is produced by special agreement with Bruce Oster, BRET ADAMS, LTD., 448 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. www.bretadamsltd.net + Member of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829

This Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The scenic, costume, lighting and sound designers in LORT Theatres are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829 of the IATSE.

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WELCOME from the Producing Artistic Director

Welcome to the start of our 2015/16 season. As a theatre dedicated to telling great stories by great storytellers, I have long wanted to produce Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, for this piece is at its essence a celebration of storytelling. I went to college with Mary Zimmerman and have loved following her extraordinary work over the years. Throughout her career, she has been Terrence J. Nolen drawn to ancient texts and stories based in the oral tradition, stories such as The Odyssey and The Arabian Nights (which the Arden produced in 2004). She is a singular artist: fiercely intelligent, deeply inquisitive, surprisingly irreverent. She has described herself as an archeologist, dusting off these tales so that their true shape — their full power — comes to the stage, continually asking the question, “Why has this story lived for so long and why does it want to keep on living?” What is also remarkable is that Mary finds the contemporary in these ancient texts. Most significantly, she has a deep and powerful belief in the power of stories to connect us with our shared humanity — and ourselves. I am thrilled to welcome Doug Hara as the director of this production. Doug first appeared at the Arden as Owen in our 2006 production of A Prayer for Owen Meany and has, since then, become an important force in the Philadelphia theatre community. Doug has a long-standing relationship with Mary Zimmerman and appeared in the original production of Metamorphoses. He has spent many hours in this beautiful pool, and it’s been inspiring to watch him lead the creation of this new production. I love this piece. It reminds me of why I love going to the theatre — and of the power and possibility of storytelling. Great stories bring us together, whether we gather around a fire, a kitchen table, or, in this case, 2,600 gallons of water. And so together, we dive into a new season. Enjoy.

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THE ARDEN’S 2015/16 SEASON Metamorphoses tells stories of transformation. Looking ahead, the notion of change and transformation runs throughout our 2015/16 season: Equivocation is a new play based on The Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to assassinate King James I by blowing up the House of Lords. In Equivocation, William “Shagspeare” (playwright Bill Cain’s favorite spelling of the famous playwright’s name) is commissioned by the crown to write a play telling the official version of the plot. Equivocation follows Shag’s attempt to figure out what actually transpired and how to write the history of an event he doubts ever took place. The play is a valentine to the theatre (think Shakespeare in Love) and also a political thriller. A thrilling play that is theatrical and suspenseful and brimming with the joy of creation.You can learn more about this play later in this stagebill, where we have provided a more detailed description of the plot. Bruce Graham is one of Philadelphia’s leading playwrights, with a gift for creating extraordinary characters and sharp writing and often very funny dialogue. With Funnyman, Bruce has created Chick Sherman – an aging vaudevillian star who’s found fame and fortune making people laugh, but whose career has been reduced to doing shtick for television commercials. And then Chick’s long-time agent Junior brings him an offer: to appear in an avant-garde absurdist play in a shabby Off-Broadway theatre. Chick is a star; he’s never even been to an off Broadway production; and he doesn’t understand this avant-garde play (the play Chick is being offered is inspired by the plays by Samuel Beckett; audience members who were puzzled by our production of Endgame might relate to his plight). Funnyman poignantly and powerfully depicts one man’s struggle to remain relevant, valued – and still funny. Two Trains Running is set in 1969 and takes place in a small restaurant owned by Memphis Lee in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. At the top of the play, Sterling, a young man who grew up in the neighborhood and has recently been released from prison, shows up. Unlike the others who frequent the restaurant, Sterling is excited by the possibilities of change, energized by a rally for racial justice commemorating the birthday of Malcolm X that is soon to be held, and determined to make his way in the rapidly changing world. Though set against the backdrop of the late 1960’s, the contemporary resonances of Two Trains Running are striking. As a critic for Chicago Sun Times recently wrote: “While all of Wilson’s plays may be loosely pegged to a historical moment, what is most remarkable about listening to this one is just how much of it sounds as if it had been penned at this very moment.” The cast will include Johnnie Hobbs, Jr. as Memphis Lee. Johnnie, who was in Blue Door and The Whipping Man at the Arden, is one of Philadelphia’s leading actors and will receive this year’s Barrymore Award for Lifetime Achievement. The Secret Garden is a musical with great heart and a thrilling and beautiful score. We will bring together some of Philadelphia’s finest musical theatre performers for this production, including Jeff Coon (George in Sunday in the Park); Alex Keiper (Petra, A Little Night Night Music); and Elisa Matthews (Johanna, Sweeney Todd). These artists have the ability to make this score sing: Alex will shake the rafters of the Haas belting out “Move On.” Elisa will make you cry with the soaring “How Could I Ever Know?” And Jeff Coon was born to sing these songs. The Secret Garden is a gorgeous story that celebrates new beginnings and a great musical with which to end our 2015/16 season. For information to subscribe or purchase tickets, visit www.ardentheatre.org Alex Keiper will appear in The Secret Garden

Eric Hissom will appear in Equivocation

Johnny Hobbs Jr will appear in Two Trains Running

Jeff Coon will appear in The Secret Garden Photos by Mark Garvin


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DIRECTOR’S Notes What do I want to read about a play before it begins? Ideally, very little. I have come for a story, and the artists assembled are about to tell me one. That is enough. Turn off the lights and let’s go.

Doug Hara

But… I do have one thought to offer you. There is one basic fact about this play that has amazed me ever since I performed in the first production 17 years ago, and every time it returns to me my astonishment is undiminished. I offer it to you here in capital letters because whenever I think these words I feel as if I am shouting them in my own head:

THESE STORIES WERE WRITTEN DOWN MORE THAN 2000 YEARS AGO. (And that does not include the unknown number of years they had existed before then, and were passed down orally through the generations.) Please let that sink in. 8 A.D. That is the year they were put on parchment by a 51 year old poet named Publius Ovidius Naso. (In that same year the man we now call Jesus Christ was a 13-year old boy. The New Testament would not be put in ink for another 100 years.) And, somehow, miraculously to my mind, these most ancient of ancient myths are still familiar, relevant, and wholly affecting in 2015 A.D. We recognize these people. They are immediate and present in our minds. These people are us. Now I am not a scholar. I cannot put these stories in any illuminating context with the generations of literature that have come since. But if these foundational myths are the bedrock from which all of western literature has sprung, then perhaps, in some basic sense, we have simply been telling the same stories over and over for 2000+ years, dressing them in different robes and colors. Can we not, in the end, draw a satisfactory line from Ovid, to Shakespeare, to the Brothers Grimm, to Toni Morrison, to J.K. Rowling? This may sound reductive or even profane, but I don’t think I’m too far from the truth of it. Love. Loss. Transformation. Rinse and repeat. I find this thread, this connection, this familiarity with the ancient incredibly moving and inspiring. The only other thing I want to say is that my direction owes much to Mary Zimmerman and her extraordinary vision, her original production, and the score or more of cast members I have been honored to perform this play with over the years from the first production in 1998 to the recent revival in 2012/13. I have borrowed from them all without shame. This Arden production contains the signature artistry of amazing new designers, actors, and technicians. All of us have assembled to tell you some stories. I hope you enjoy them.


Cast of Characters In alphabetical order: Aphrodite and others.............................................................Krista Apple-Hodge* Orpheus and others........................................................................... Sean Bradley* Myrrha and others.................................................................................. Leigha Kato Alycone and others.............................................................................. Alex Keiper* Nursemaid and others.................................................................... Sharina Martin* Midas and others.......................................................Christopher Patrick Mullen* Eurydice and others....................................................................... Clare O’Malley* Phaeton and others.............................................................................. Steve Pacek* Vertumnus and others.....................................................................Brandon Pierce Erysichthon and others..................................................................Lindsay Smiling*

UNDERSTUDIES: Madison Auch (Alycone and others), Dorien Belle (Midas and others), Chase Byrd (Orpheus and others), Ife Foy (Nursemaid and others), Daniel Ison (Erysichthon and others), Gracie Martin (Myrrha and others), Clare Mahoney (Aphrodite and others), Liam Mulshime (Phaeton and others, Vertumnus and others), Grace Tarves (Eurydice and others)

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Who’s Who KRISTA APPLE-HODGE (Aphrodite and others) Arden: Romeo & Juliet, Our Town. Regional: Hamlet/ Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Rapture, Blister, Burn, In the Next Room (Vibrator Play) (The Wilma Theater); Mary Stuart, Creditors (Philadelphia Artists’ Collective); Other Desert Cities, Proof (Walnut Street Theatre); Henry V (Lantern Theater Company); In a Daughter’s Eyes (InterAct Theatre Company). Film/Television: Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC). Training: BA Kenyon College, MFA Acting Temple University. Krista is also a Faculty Member at University of the Arts. Many thanks to Doug and the Arden. Love to DH. Upcoming: The Hard Problem (The Wilma Theatre). www.kristaapple.com SEAN BRADLEY (Orpheus and others) Arden: Donalbain/Seyton in Macbeth, Kulygin (u/s) in Three Sisters, Lockwood (u/s) in The History Boys. Regional: Gentleman Caller in The Glass Menagerie (Act II Playhouse); Hotspur in Five Kings (Revolution Shakespeare); Albert the Horse in The Wind in the Willows, Laertes in Hamlet (Quintessence Theatre Group). Training: BFA University of the Arts, MA Drama and Performance Studies University College Dublin. Sean thanks Doug and Terry for the opportunity, his parents Mike and Elaine for their love and support, and Clare for everything. Upcoming: Hansel in Hansel and Gretel (Quintessence Theatre Group). LEIGHA KATO (Myrrha and others) Arden: Anne (u/s) in A Little Night Music. Regional: Little Red/ Rapunzel in Into the Woods (Theatre Horizon); Amanda in 4000 Miles (Philadelphia Theatre Company); Margaret Mead/Angela in HAIR (Chance Theater). Training: BFA Musical Theatre University of the Arts. Love to my family and Lee. Leighakato.com ALEX KEIPER (Alycone and others) Arden: La Bête, Incorruptible, Sideways Stories, Parade, A Little Night Music, Cinderella,Tulipomania, Flea and the Professor. Regional: Field Hockey Hot, Ordinary Days, Rooms (11th Hour Theatre Company); Down Past Passyunk (InterAct Theatre Company); Assassins (Milwaukee Repertory Theater); Proof (Walnut Street Theatre); Kimberly Akimbo, Spelling Bee (Theatre Horizon). Training: BFA Musical Theater University of the Arts, Atlantic Acting School Summer Intensive. Thanks to Doug, Alec, Matt, Terry and this beautiful group of artists. Love to M, D, R, M & D. Upcoming: Alex will be returning to the Arden for her 10th production this spring in The Secret Garden. www.alexkeiper.com SHARINA MARTIN (Nursemaid and others) Arden debut. Off-Broadway: The Talk (Ensemble Studio Theatre). Regional: The Beautiful Sea Next Door (Ars Nova); Alls Well That Ends Well, Another Part of the Forest, Major Barbara (American Players Theatre); Heartbreaker (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center); Fedra, Black Diamond (Lookingglass Theatre); Macbeth (Greasy Joan & Co.). Film/Television: In Between Men, Happily After, RedRum, Mixed Up. Training: Northwestern University, School at Steppenwolf, William Esper Studio. Special thanks to J. Nicole Brooks. sharinamartin.com CHRISTOPHER PATRICK MULLEN (Midas and others) Arden: Macbeth, A Little Night Music, Candide, Assassins,The Stinky Cheese Man, Hamlet,The Girl With The Silver Eyes. Broadway/Touring: West Side Story (1st National Tour). Off-Broadway: The Runner Stumbles (revival). Company member of People’s Light, recent productions include Arthur and the Tale of the Red Dragon, Cinderella – A Musical Panto,The Winter’s Tale, Mr Hart and Mr Brown, King Lear. 26 productions at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival including Pericles and Henry VIII. The Whaleship Essex (Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse); Hamlet, A Midsummer Nights Dream, and others (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre). Training: DeSales University. Upcoming: Chip and Gus (Centenary Stage). CLARE O’MALLEY (Eurydice and others) Arden: The Threepenny Opera. Regional: Private Lives (Walnut Street Theatre); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Philadelphia Theatre Company); The Credeaux Canvas (Theatre Horizon). International: Grease (The Gaiety Theatre); The Dead (The Abbey Theatre); The Last Summer (Gate Theatre); The Life/Death of Eric Argyle (Edinburgh Fringe). Film: Creed (MGM). Training: BFA Musical Theatre University of the Arts. Clare thanks Doug, Terry and all the Arden family. Much love to the O’Malley/Bradley clan. www.clareomalley.com


Who’s Who STEVE PACEK (Phaeton and others) Arden: Sideways Stories, Robin Hood, Clybourne Park,The Borrowers, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Franklin’s Apprentice, Pacific Overtures,The Dead. Regional: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Little Shop of Horrors (Hangar Theatre); Into the Woods,The 39 Steps (Theatre Horizon); Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (Theatre Confetti); A Christmas Carol (Delaware Theatre Company); Gutenberg (Act II Playhouse & Montgomery Theater); Ordinary Days,The Bomb-itty of Errors (11th Hour Theatre Company); The Bomb-itty of Errors (Milwaukee Repertory Theater). Training: BFA Ithaca College. Many thanks to Doug and the entire Arden family. Upcoming: Peter and the Starcatcher (Arkansas Repertory Theatre). BRANDON PIERCE (Vertunmus and others) Arden: Avery in Charlotte’s Web. Regional: Hands Up (Flashpoint Theatre Company); Mullisheg in The Fair Maid of the West (Philadelphia Artists’ Collective); Malik in Milk Like Sugar (Simpatico Theatre Project); Mansa Konfara in Sunjata Kamalenya (Experiential Theatre Company); Eric in Dutch Masters (Azuka Theatre);Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona (Delaware Shakespeare Festival). Training: BFA Acting University of the Arts. Thanks to Doug, the cast and crew. Love to Mom and Dad. Love to Francesca. Upcoming: Roe in Local Girls (Azuka Theatre). LINDSAY SMILING (Erysichthon and others) Arden: Great Expectations. Regional: Moon Man Walk (Orbiter 3); Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Hamlet, Don Juan Comes home From Iraq (The Wilma Theatre); A Number (Tiny Dynamite); The Learned Ladies (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Macbeth, Comedy of Errors (Illinois Shakespeare Festival); North of the Boulevard (Theatre Exile); Midsummer Night’s Dream (Syracuse Stage); Beautiful Boy (People’s Light and Theatre Company); Othello (Milwaukee Repertory Theater); Superior Donuts (Dorset Theatre Festival). Training: BS Illinois State, MFA Temple University. Adjunct Professor at Temple University. Upcoming: The Hard Problem (The Wilma Theater). www.lindsaysmiling.net MARY ZIMMERMAN (Playwright) is the recipient of a 1998 MacArthur Fellowship, the 2002 Tony Award for Best Director of a Play and numerous Jeff Awards (including Best Production and Best Direction). She is an Artistic Associate of Goodman Theatre, a member of Lookingglass Theatre Company and a professor of performance studies at Northwestern University. Ms. Zimmerman has adapted and directed Metamorphoses, which appeared on Broadway and at Lookingglass Theatre Company; The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci; Journey to the West; The Odyssey; Mirror of the Invisible World and Silk; Arabian Nights; Argonautika; The Secret in the Wings; Eleven Rooms of Proust; a new opera with Philip Glass, Galileo Galilei; Candide; The Jungle Book and The White Snake. In addition, Ms. Zimmerman has directed Shakespeare’s Pericles and All’s Well That Ends Well at the Goodman and Henry VIII and Measure for Measure at New York Theater Festival’s Shakespeare in the Park. She made her Metropolitan Opera directorial debut in 2007 with Lucia di Lammermoor. Subsequent Met productions include Armida and La Sonnambula. DOUG HARA (Director) Arden: Great Expectations,The Cat in the Hat, Pinocchio, Cyrano,Threepenny Opera, Something Intangible, Sleeping Beauty, Go, Dog. Go!, Lookingglass Alice, and A Prayer for Owen Meany. Broadway: The Boys of Winter and Metamorphoses. Regional: Goodman Theatre, About Face Theatre, Jellyeye Drum Opera, Huntington Theatre Company, Arena Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Alliance Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and The Joyce Theatre. Doug is an ensemble member of Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company where he has participated in over 20 productions. Doug’s work is dedicated with love to his family and friends. BRIAN SIDNEY BEMBRIDGE (Scenic Designer) Arden: Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet,The Cat in the Hat, Beauty and the Beast, Go, Dog. Go!, Hard Times. Off-Broadway: The Public Theater, Second Stage Theatre, Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre, Kids With Guns, Theatre at St. Clements. International: Theatre Royal Stratford East, Town Hall Theatre Company, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre and Platform Hip Hop Festival. Regional: Over 30 theatres, including: The Guthrie Theater and Children’s Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, TimeLine Theatre Company, Lookingglass Theatre, The Second City, Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre. Awards: 6 Jeff Awards, 2 LA Drama Critic Circle Awards, 3 Garland Awards, Ovation Award, LA Weekly Award. briansidneybembridge.com


Who’s Who OLIVERA GAJIC (Costume Designer) Arden: Great Expectations,Three Sisters,The Flea and the Professor. Off-Broadway: American Symphony Orchestra,Vineyard Theatre, The Juilliard School. Off-off Broadway: HERE, The Chocolate Factory, Company XIV, New Georges, Rattlestick Theater, The Ohio Theater, Primary Stages. Regional: Trinity Repertory Company, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Long Wharf Theatre, Two Rivers Theater, Riverside Theatre and Opera, Playmakers Repertory Company, California Shakespeare Theater, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Theatreworks. International: Jedermann (Salzburg Festival, Austria). Olivera has been part of the US National Exhibit at the 2004 & 2007 Prague Quadrennial. Awards: NEA/TCG CDP for Designers, IT Award, TDF/ Irene Sharaff Young Master Award, Barrymore Award, Bessie Award. THOM WEAVER (Lighting Designer) Arden: 19 productions including Passion, La Bête, Great Expectations, and Under the Skin. Philadelphia: The Wilma Theater, People’s Light, UArts, Lantern Theater Company, Delaware Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre Company, Azuka Theatre, EgoPo Classic Theatre, Curtis Opera Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, New Paradise Laboratories, 1812 Productions, Headlong Dance Theatre, Theatre Exile, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, and Flashpoint Theatre Company (Artistic Director). Regional: Shakespeare Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Theater J, Two River, California Shakespeare Theatre, Children’s Theatre Company. 3 Barrymore Awards (21 nominations), 2 AUDELCO Awards, 3 Helen Hayes nominations. Education: Carnegie Mellon and Yale. CHRISTOPHER COLUCCI (Sound Designer) Arden: Charlotte’s Web,The Whipping Man, Gee’s Bend. Regional: Sound Design/Original Music for The Whale (Theatre Exile); Sound Design/Original Music for Arcadia (Lantern Theater Company); Sound Design for Outside Mullingar (Philadelphia Theatre Company); Sound Design for Other Desert Cities (Walnut Street Theater); Sound Design/Original Music for Angels in America (Wilma Theatre). Awards: 6 Barrymore Awards, Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts. Thanks, Dan Perelstein, and John Kolbinski, Esther Walsh and the Kimberton Waldorf School for the instruments; and to Rachel Camp (harp), Sarah Gliko (flute), and Andrew Nelson (bass). For more sounds please visit soundcloud.com/cmsound and youtube.com/ user/cmsound CHRISTINE FREIJE (Assistant Director) Arden debut. Regional: Coriolanus: Russian Roulette Shakespeare (Reject Theatre Project); Fair Maid of the West (Philadelphia Artists’ Collective); The Lion in Winter (Berkshire Theatre Group). Training: BA Holy Cross. Christine was also a Walnut Street Theatre Apprentice. Christine is a company member of the Reject Theatre Project and Philadelphia’s Emerging Artists Collective; her work was recently featured in SHE Directs: An Evening of Emerging Female Artists. Thanks and love to Mom and Dad. Upcoming: Chicago (Holy Cross’s Alternate College Theatre). ALEC E. FERRELL (Stage Manager) Past Arden credits include: Passion, Macbeth, La Bête, Incorruptible,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). Other Work with Theatre Horizon, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, PTC@Play, PlayPenn. Proud Member of 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 seven 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


Who’s Who Leaders-Arts. 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 2008-09 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. 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 in-school arts education 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 ten 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, 62 awards and 307 nominations from Theatre 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. Arden Theatre Company wishes to thank: East End Salon, Tony Cheslock, Wash Cycle Laundry, Marty Tuzman, and Rick Piper.


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Special thanks to EITC contributors ACE Group, Comcast NBC 10 Telemundo, PECO, Susquehanna Bank, Harmelin Media, and Universal Health Services, Inc.


Sassafras Grove

($10,000 and above)

Mr. Frederick W. Anton, III The 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 Ann Diebold Bob and Nancy Elfant Marie and Joseph Field Ms. Elizabeth Gemmill Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Arts Education Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation^^ Kristen Phillips and Matt Schreck^ 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 Zeldin Family Foundation

Filbert Grove

($2,500-$4,999)

Anonymous John Alchin and Hal Marryatt Bethany Asplundh^ Carol and Tom Beam Lois G. Brodsky Susan and John Coleman Anne M. Congdon Paul Dennhardt+

Robert M. Dever Stephen J. Falchek and John A. Offidani, III Sandi Foxx-Jones Linda and David Glickstein Eileen Heisman and Martin Tuzman+ Drs. Paula and Thomas J. Humphries Leslie and Barbara Kaplan Sandra and Peter Klugman William A. Loeb Drs. Robin and Saifuddin Mama^^ Alice Milrod and Tony Krol Peggy and Steve Morgan Keith and Jim Straw Ellen Yin+

Mulberry Grove

($1,000-$2499)

Anonymous Brian Abernathy and Elizabeth Ireland Henry R. Adamczyk, Jr. and Iris Melendez Rebecca and John Adams Alex Alexander and Kathryn Doyle Brett and Nan Altman Stan and Lisa Altman Peggy Anderson Janet and Jim Averill Sally and Michael Bailin^ Rhonda Ball Sheryl and Allen Bar Ivy Bayard Sandy and Mickey Bernstein Sandy and David Beswick Marilyn and Robert Birnhak John Bitman^ Reggie Blaszczyk and Lee O’Neill Louis Bluver Philip and Elaine Bobrove Jean G. Bodine Patricia Bowman Almut F. Breazeale

DID YOU KNOW? Ways to give... • Gift of cash or stock • Matching gift through your employer

Visit www.ardentheatre.org/support


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

* denotes gifts made through the United Way

DeDe and Tony Brown Nancy Burd and Mel Nasielski Cheryl and Bob Carfagno Carol and Bruce Caswell Rayenne Chen Christina Clay, MD Cordelia Clement Priscilla and John Clement Glenna Crooks, Ph.D. Marta Dabezies, in honor of Lisa Burns Charles and Susan Davidson^^ Joy De Jesús and Jamie Reynolds Dorothy Delbueno Tobey and Mark Dichter Marie Dooner Michael A. Donato and Edward C. Spelman Shafiq Ebrahim Steven Engelmyer and Lisa Wershaw Carolyn N. and Joseph M. Evans, Jr. Jane and Wally Evans James R. Fairburn and David A. Wickard Shannon and Edward Farmer Jill Fisch and John Gassenheimer Jeanne Fisher Ellen and Tim Foster^ Michael and Rawan Friel David and Christina Fryman* Andrea and Reed Gelzer George and Pooh Gephart Susan and Larry Goren Terry Graboyes Joel Greenberg and Marcy Gringlas Michael Golden and Susan Jacobson* Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Greenfield MaryJane and David Hackney

+denotes gifts of services or goods

Ann and Glenn Haig^ Ronna and Robert Hall Mr. and Mrs. Jon Harmelin Don Haskin and Lynn Martin Haskin Janis R. Hawes and Patrick M. Cunningham Carolyn and James Hessinger^^ Jane and Steve Heumann Karen and Mark Hite Carol Kelley Caroline Kemmerer Kount Kit Holly Kinser Josephine Klein Eve and Kenneth Klothen Sharon and Joel Koppelman Beth and Bill Landman Peter and Emilie Lapham David Lerman and Shelley Wallock 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 Dorothy R. Novick and Peter N. Kenney

^^in support of Arden for All

Edward and Alexis Pappas Scott J. Parker Tom Petro and Kristine Messner Dr. and Mrs. Joel Porter Ilene Poses^^ Laura and Douglas Pratt Karen and David Pressel Ann and Frank Reed, through the Malfer Foundation Mary-Ann and Kurt Reiss Cintra and Franklyn Rodgers Sidney Rosenblatt Mike Salmanson, Tobi Zemsky and family Ellen Schwartz and Jeremy Siegel Kathleen Sernak 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 Barbara and Mike Soroker Anne Speyer 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 Sally Walker and Tom Gilmore Richard E. Woosnam and Diane Dalto Woosnam Hope Yursa To join or for more information, please contact Lauren Hughes, Development Director at 215.922.8900 x49 or lhughes@ardentheatre.org.

Only 60% of the Arden’s costs are covered by ticket sales. For the remainder, we rely on the generosity of our donors. Please consider making a gift today.

• Make the Arden part of your will or estate plans through our planned giving program • Give through the United Way (Donor Choice Number 14198)

for more information & to donate online.

^includes a matching gift


Thank You to Our Supporters $500-$999 Anonymous Judy Auritt Klein Carol Baker and Mark Stein+ Maureen Barret and Mike Templeton Sheila Bell Barbara Cobb Ray Costello* Warren and Kaye Crown Tika Djerassi Carole M. Foley* George and Dona Garrettson+ Charles Gear and Ann Lee Morgan Emily Gerasimoff^ Shaina and Nathaniel P. Hamilton Jr. National Philanthropic Trust Glenna Huls Steven B. King* Barbara and Leonard Klinghoffer Mary Ellen Krober Drs. Frank B. and Sally Mallory Mary Louise and Gerald Martin Wendy Parsons Cynthia and Samuel Plum Paul Rabe and Cheryl Gunter Robin Reisman Marilyn Sanborne Karen and Robert Sharrar Mary Beth Simon, in memory of Robert R. and Kathleen K. Sine Gayle and David Smith Naomi and Harvey Spector Harold and Emily Starr Eric Tamulonis and Deirdre Gibson Stephen and Kathy Thompson Edna and Stephen Vasso Nancy Wingo Thomas and Jackie Zemaitis Joseph and Renee Zuritsky $250-$499 Carol and Bennett Aaron Howard Aaronson

Mr. David Adler Dirk and Charlotte Ave Drs. Rita Axelrod and Howard Naidech Ron and Joyce Bayer Susan Becker and Aaron Rubin Richard and Joan Behr Patricia and Tom Bender Peter and Lynne Berman Alden and Linda Blyth Janice and Roger Boe In honor of Lawrence Mandel Thomas and Mary Pat Boyle Marlin G. Brown* Jessica Calter and Michael Fenton Chip Capelli Caroline Castagno Sara and Michael Chernoff Jean Cohen Marc and Margie Cohen Jeff Coon James Crawford and Judith Dean Theresa Dame-Bellasario Thomas and Eileen Davis Michele and Ray Decker Beverly Dotter Jonathan and Ella Edwards Anne Ewers Judith and Paul Farber Jeffrey Farenback-Brateman Ruth Ferber Larry S. Friedman and Dean H. Rishel Paula Fuchsberg Steve Fukuchi and Laura Offutt Dan Gannon Mark Garvin Richard and Rita Goldberg Bob and Jan Goren Susan and Larry Goren William and Virginia Gormley Nancy and Richard Grove Betty and Gary Grunder Mary and Bill Hangley

Mary Harbison Barbara Hauptfuhrer Cynthia Heininger and James Feeney Ronald Herman Richard and Barbara Hirsh Jacqueline Jerrehian David and Beth Medoway Kagan Philip and Marge Kalodner Phyllis Kauffman Celeste Simon and Brian Keith Kate Kidder Doerr Christina and Harold Klein George Koch and Santo DiDonato Bernadette Koller Marilyn Kraut Peter and Ruth Laibson Ellen Le Richard Lee David and Deborah Lesher Warren and Arline Lieberman David and Kim Lipetz Ben Lovell John and Martha Lubell Dr. Edward Lundy and Debra Reiff Alexander and Tatiana Lutsik+ Linda McAleer and Maitlon Russell George and Judy McCarthy Gloria McNutt Missy and Bob McQuiston Madeline Miller and Gordon Leggett Alan and Susan Miller Douglas and Fredaricka Moffitt Theodore and Theresa Munz Jr. Paul Coff and Susan Odessey Carol Ann and Thomas O’Leary Brenda J. Oliphant Don and Barbara Parman Vincent and Carmen Pezzullo Valerie and Tal Pipano Dulcie Pomerantz Romm Dr. and Mrs. Sidney and Sandy Portnoy Daniel Promislo

The Legacy Society Arden Theatre Company would like to recognize the following supporters who have included the Arden in their wills or estate plans. Their planned gift provides support which will help sustain the Arden’s work for decades to come. Anonymous Peggy Anderson Stanley D. Baurys** Jane Berryman Lou Bluver Mary P. Burr Pearl Carpel Larry S. Friedman and Dean H. Rishel Ellis K. Ginsberg**

Peter Gistelinck and Kim Bloom James and Suzanne Hill Mary Ellen Krober William A. Loeb Donald J. Martin and Richard Repetto Madeline Portnoy Dr. Harry Rosenthal Marilyn and Dean Staats Grace Gonglewski and Eric Schoefer

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, Development Director at 215.922.8900 ext. 49.


Thank You to Our Supporters Alan Reinach and Dana Perlman Alice Reyes and David Glancey Joy Rickabaugh John and Claire Rodgers Daniel and Faye Ross John and Melanie Rowley Irwin C. and Carole M. Saft Jane Scaccetti Harold and Sharon Schwalm Antoinette Seymour Joseph and Louise Shaffer Marie and James Shew Ellen Schwartz and Jeremy Siegel William Sigmund and Vito Izzo Caroline Simon+ James L. Smith Larry Smoose and Linda Lee Stanton and SaraKay Smullens Wayne Snover Nicholas A. Spennato and Charlotte S. Roede Roy and Corinne Stahl Robert Stewart and Barbara BarnettStewart Helene and William Van Hoeven Tom and Patricia Vernon Lewis and Hella Volgenau Michael Walraven and Mary Lou Starling Donna and Andrew Wechsler Marlene Weinberg Judy and Julian Weinstein Fred and Arleen Weinstein Joann White and William Beckett Matthew A. White* Julie D. Williams M. Jane Williams Theresa and Peter Williams Mr. and Mrs. Harry Woodcock Tom Woodward^ Carol and Jeff Yetter Benjamin Zuckerman and Marian Robinson $125-$249 Barbara Abrahams Emely Aiken Janet and Roger Alwang Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Andrews Jennifer and Stephen Arms Lynda Barness Lynda and Murray Battleman The Rev. Judith Beck Joseph and Lisa Becker Bikki Bevelhymer Jane Biberman Doris and Aaron Bitman Thomas and Ann Blackburn Benjamin and Libby Blank Allen Bonner Viola Bostic Marcia Bower Eadie and Allan Brooks Ann and David Brownlee

Dr. Bernard and Pamela Brownstein Michael P. Buckley Carol Buettger Deirdre Julia Callahan Anthony and Jaque Camp Chip Capelli Sara and Michael Chernoff Scott and Nelly Childress Mary Chomitz Annemarie F. Clarke and David L. Buch Rick Greenstein and Claudia Tesoro Dr. Marie Conn Molli and Joe Conti, in honor of Holly Kinser John Cooke Sandra and James Corry Mary Ann and Jacob Dailey F. Mitchell Dana Barbara Daneluzzi Daniel Devlin Mr. and Mrs. Stuart and Diana Donaldson Ellen Dooneief Michael Dotsey Ruby and Angela Dowd Lucille Drake Leah Chaplin and Eileen Gildea Paul and Mary Lynn Ellis Barry and Beth Evans William and Anne Ewing Norma Fabian Adam N. Foxx John and Elaine Frank Kenneth and Cecile Frank Ellen and David Freeman Greg Gephart Grace Gonglewski and Eric Schoefer Paul Green Susan Greene and Kathleen Sheridan Robin Greene Bernadette and Edwin Haigh Richard Willis and Linda Hartnett Virginia Hedden Betsy and Ted Hershberg Terry Hirshorn Michael J. Hozik and Margaret L. Rea Kerry Huntsman E. Ashley Izard Jacqueline Jefferson Jervay Trapier Timothy and Carol Johnson Sarah C. and Joe Jordan Nancy Kane Bonnie-Ann Brill Keagy, in honor of Donald J. Martin and Richard Repetto Mr. and Mrs. Douglas and Ruth Keating Margaret Keller Cecilia Keller Susan Kellogg and Dick Hoffman Mr. and Mrs. Stephen and Barbara Kieran

Lorraine and David Kilmer Patricia and Charles Kling Steven Knepper Eden Kratchman^ Marilyn Kutler and Ira Silberman David Ladov Joyce Laskin Bob and Mary Lawler Linda L. Lenard Ruth Lesser Bob and Lynn Levitt Craig and Stephanie Lewis Laurel and Robert Lipshutz Perry Watts and Samuel Litwin F. Joseph Loeper, in honor of Holly Kinser Lynn and Joe Manko Glenda Marshall Mary Ellen Marzullo Kathy McMaster Sally Mercer Sandra and Martin Miller Marianne T. Miller Paul and Lee Miller Judith Montgomery Martha Moore Kenneth and Susan Myers Bonnie and Eliot Nierman Etta and Chuck Nissman Paul Coff and Susan Odessey Richard Pariseau Michael and Judy Paul Marcia Paullin John and Judith Peakes Ann and Andrew Perch Martha Platt and Marlis Kraft-Zemel David and Amy Pollack Ilene and Coleman Poses Nancy Post Janet Poth Jennifer Potts John and Margaret Preg Catherine A. Pullen Ms. Aneira Puttaswamy Kurt and Mary-Ann Reiss Leslie Rescorla and Thomas Achenbach Rachel Reynolds David and Diane Richman Elizabeth R. and William H. Rivers, Jr. Sharon and Mark Robb Bernard and Camille Rosenberg Kenneth and Shelley Rosenberg Jerry and Bernice Rubenstein Adelle Rubin Joan Ryder and Robert Ludwig Ruth and Marvin Sachs Joan and Bill Saidel Debbie Schrager Jim Klein and Adeline Schultz Warren and Carole Lee Schwomeyer Karen Schermerhorn and Evan Seymour Polly Shaffer


Thank You to Our Supporters Lenore and Bernard Sherman Elaine Sherman and Robert Cohan Jim and Cathy Shippen John and Maryann Shivers Roy and Lee Shubert Susan and Charles Shubin James Akerberg and Larry Simmons Toby L. Simon* Bob and Harriet Singer Carleene and David Slowik Lucinda Smith, in honor of Holly Kinser R. John and Susan Stedman Ruth and Norman Stuessy Joyce Ann Swoyer Linda Traver Lisa Trucksess John Urofsky Emily and Charles Wagner Debbie and Tom Walker Tom and Beth Warms Thomas Watkins Jeannine and David Webber Sharon Weil-Chalker Vivian Weinblatt Leslie and Ellen Welson Bertram and Lorle Wolfson Barbara Wright Sam and Kuna Yankell Dr. and Mrs. Herbert and Carol Zemble $75-$124 Lawrence Abramson David Ardrey Kay and Scott Armstrong Alan and Sandy Ault Sylva Baker Donald Bakove and Margaret McLaughlin Pamela Barroway Carolyn and George Bassett Eileen Bazelon Flora Becker Timothy Berger David and Nancy Bergman Constance and Richard W. Berman Charlotte Biddle Jocelyn Block Judith Borie Hazel Bowers Frank Boyer Joseph and Mary Lou Breidenstine Beth Brennan, in honor of Holly Kinser Charles Brennan Rosemary Brody, in honor of Holly Kinser Patricia Brubaker Charlotte E. Cady Ms. Anne Campbell William and Lillian Cassel Alice A. Chittenden Monica Choi

Sandra and Jean-Marc Choukroun Saul and Sandra Clair Annemarie F. Clarke and David L. Buch Robert and Sandy Clay Bauer Rhoda Coben Jennifer and Daniel Coffey Steve and Helene Cohen Henry and Edna Cohen Susan B. Cohen Janet and Richard Conn Janet Cook John Cooke Barbara Cooke Elizabeth Cornman B. Karen Coyne Karen Cuzzolino Daniel Dagle Barbara Daneluzzi Joseph and Helen D’Angelo Michael and Robin Daum Nancy and Michael Davis Emily L. Davis Robert and Bonnie DeAngelo Stephanie and Seamus Deviney Miriam and Samuel Diamond Colleen Donofrio Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Geraldine Duclow John Dulik and Sandra Folzer John and Lois S. Durso Sheila Dyan and Charles Gaglia W. Wallace and Joanne C. Dyer Patricia Eames Daniel and Nina Edelman Linda V. Ellsworth Debbie and Jerry Epstein Wendy Epstein and James Steiker Cindy and Fred Farlino Anne and Steven Fassler Dr. and Mrs. Mark Feitelson Milton and Charlotte Feldman Annette Field John and Nancy Fischer Margaret Forgione Sara and Dieter Forster Judy Frank Allyson J. Frank Ms. Mary Frantz Jim and Fran Frazer Fran Freedman and Jon Blum Allan P. Freedman and Amy Rappaport Michael and Helene Freidman Paula Freilich Brenda Furtak Doug and Jean Gessl Steven and Susan Glauser Peggy Glover Joan Gmitter Diane Graboyes Marianne and Donald Green Larry and Ann Green Adele and Bertram Greenspun Priscilla Grosick

Marsha and Paul Gross and Siegel Robert and Lisbeth Grossman Marcia Halbert Mia Hallet Bernard^ Jessica Dunn Hamilton Ona and Stephen Hamilton Gail Hauptfuhrer Beverly Hayden and James Taylor Angela and Michael Hennessey Colin D. Hennessy and Dr. Jeremy S. Cohen Ruth Herd Susan W Herron Lynn Hewitt Tom and Wendy Hibberd Daniel and Monica Hilferty Morton and Lois Hoffman Donna and Bill Hower Thomas Hurster and Jacqueline Salmon Peter and Barbara Hutcheon Richard Izard and Helen Angelina Dr. and Mrs. William and Nancy Jantsch Robert C Jones Jennifer Julian Jeffrey Kahn Komal Kapoor and Lowell Fox Sandra Karlson Gail Kass Robert and Ellen Baxter Kavash Elina Kazan^ Margaret Keller Caroline R. Kemmerer Marjorie Epps Kennedy Caren and Brian Kirschner Richard and Marcia Klafter Joanne and Alex Klein Patricia and Charles Kling Ellen Kopeland Ina Li and Michael Kostal Walter Kraft and Deborah Hung Vicki Kramer Melvin and Rhoda S. Kreiner James Kronzer Barry and Janet Kushner Neil Kutner Lisa Lee Anne Silvers Lee Emma Lefkowitz Robert and Joyce Leonetti Maria Lewis Norman and Sylvia Lieberman Winnie and Eric Lien Barbara and Richard Linde Karen Lisker Linda and Dan Litwin Leroy and Ruth Loewenstern Donald and Nancy Maclay Barbara and Bob Maerten Cirel and Howard Magen Theodore and Rowena Mann Linda and David Marder Milton and Renee Margulies


Thank You to Our Supporters Mary and Jack Markov Peter and Louise Marshall Kelly Irwin Matusow and Barbara Rudnick Rosalie Matzkin Kenneth and Margery Maurer Linda McAleer and Maitlon Russell Pam and Joe McCormick, in honor of Holly Kinser John McCormick and Ken Schmitt Alice McCreary and David Epler John and Rhoda McFadden Tom and Helen McNutt Barbara Miller Jeff and Maxine Morgan David and Laurel Mosteller John and Margo Nafziger Joan Nerenberg Michelle Niedermeier, in honor of Holly Kinser Andrew Norton Frances Novack Matt and Judy Ochs Judith and James O’Dell Betsy Oliphant Linda Osler Stanton S. Oswald Sandra and John Packel Michael and Judy Paul Elisa Peduto Ellen and Clifford Pemberton Mary and F. Laurence Pethick Claire J Pisapia Jason Pizzi Donald and Carol Plank Stephen Platt and Robin Schaufler Lois and Paul Plotnick Jeff and Elizabeth Podraza Madeline Portnoy Margaret and Nicholas Potalivo Linda Putnam Erat Linda Quam Barbara Quinn

Abi and Craig Reed Eleanor and Joseph Reinhardt Karen and Jon Richter Clifford Ridley and Betsey Hansell Lorraine Riesenbach Linda Robinson, Ph.D. and Peter Krill Maxine Rosen J. Randall Rosensteel Michele Ross Alan Rothenberg and Enid Krasner Joan Rozanski Martin and Sue Rubel Bernard and Barbara Ruekgauer Diane Rurode and Jim Lord Mitchell Russell Bill and Denise Ryan Roberta Sampson Jean Samuels Gerald Satlow and Beth Zatuchni Ruth Ann Schlesinger Mary Ellen and Carl Schneider Jim Klein and Adeline Schultz Deborah Schultz Carleton Schwager Sandra Schwartz Karen and Bob Serenbetz Nancy Seweryn Kathy and Richard Sexton Thomas and Janice Showler Neil and Cheryl Shusterman Jay Snyderman Barbara and Steven Speece Margaret R. Spencer Phillip and Karen Spiker, in honor of Courtney Spiker Martin Gayle and Ed Sproul, in honor of Donald J. Martin and Richard Repetto Daniel and Judith Steiker Ruth and David Steinman Joel and Barbara Stewart Corinne Stone Margaret Sweeney^

Daniel Szyld and Kathleen Ross Susan and Robert Tafel Cecilia Tannenbaum John Tarves Joel and Mary Jane Temple Joseph Terry Letty D. Thall Lorraine Toji Paul Toy Marian Tracey Brenda Freitag and Chet Tuthill April Tvarok Constance Villiers Ian Wachstein and Michele Zeldner Sharon and Paul Waimberg Susan and Tom Walther Beth Brooks and Robert Waterston Nicholas Watts Jenny and Bill Webb Oscar Weber Judy Weinberger Harold Weiner Elizabeth Weinreb Thomas and Dawn Weiss Constance West Harold and Janet Whaling James Wilson Louisa Wilson William A. Zeidner* Rebecca and James Zug * Denotes gift made through the United Way ** Denotes a deceased supporter + Denotes gift of goods or services ^ Includes a matching gift List represents gifts made between August 1, 2014 and September 1, 2015.

Double the value of your contribution to the Arden at no cost to you! Many companies will match charitable contributions made by their employees, and may even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Please contact your human resources or corporate giving department to learn about your employer’s matching gift policy.


Board and Committee Members 2015/16 Board of Directors Brian Abernathy, President Nancy Burd, Vice President Holly Kinser, Vice President Michael A. Donato, Treasurer Nancy Hirsig, Secretary Rhonda Ball Rayenne Chen Joy L. De Jesús Nancy Elfant Robert Elfant Steven Engelmyer Jeanne Fisher David Fryman Elizabeth H. Gemmill Albert M. Greenfield, III N. Peter Hamilton Joanne Harmelin Eileen Heisman Richard L. Maimon Dr. Saifuddin T. Mama John J. McCawley Amy L. Murphy Terrence J. Nolen Kristen Phillips 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 Nancy Elfant N. Peter Hamilton Nancy Hirsig Holly Kinser Charles H. Rose H. Hetherington Smith Lee van de Velde Board Development Committee Brian Abernathy Joy L. De Jesús Michael Donato N. Peter Hamilton Eileen Heisman Holly Kinser 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 Nancy Hirsig Holly Kinser Steve Wolfson

Facilities Committee H. Hetherinton 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

The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Teen Council October Elections Coming Up! Maria Bangura Dalia Cousineau Aiden Dooley Alicia Easterday Gia Genovese Andrew Goren Anna Goula Jamara Griffin Caitlyn McCuen Kieran O’Connor Emily Pinsky Eli Russell Becca Walker

Personnel Committee David Fryman, chair Elizabeth H. Gemmill Albert M. Greenfield, III Charles H. Rose Strategic Planning Committee Brian Abernathy, chair Joy L. De Jesús Michael A. Donato Nancy Elfant Ellen P. Foster David Fryman Lee van de Velde

LOOKING TO HOST AN EVENT? CELEBRATING? Why don’t you have your next party at the Hamilton Family Arts Center. Your reception, anniversary, rehearsal dinner, or next birthday party would be a dramatic affair in one of our many unique spaces! MEETING? Bring your next board meeting, corporate retreat, or annual meeting to the new Hamilton Family Arts Center. We have large rooms, multiple breakout rooms and we provide a unique venue to take your meetings “on the road!”

Email jgrassey@ardentheatre.org for more information.


Artistic

Producing Artistic Director............................................................................................................. Terrence J. Nolen Associate Artistic Director.............................................................................................................. Matthew Decker Commissioned Playwrights............................. Greg Banks, James Ijames, Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk Casting Associate..................................................................................................................................... Jonathan Silver Artistic Intern........................................................................................................................................ Dani O’Callahan

Administrative Management

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...........................Brittany Brewer, Nicole Metas, Alison Pajonk, Ethan Polson, Patrick Ressler, JD Stokely, Kevin White

Marketing

Director of Marketing and Communications...................................................................................... Stephen Rapp Art Director.................................................................................................................................................Kristy Giballa Marketing Manager..................................................................................................................................... Maura Roche Publicist................................................................................................................................................Christine Kozsuch Group Sales Manager.................................................................................................................................Gilberto Vega

Development

Development Director...........................................................................................................................Lauren Hughes Development Manager............................................................................................................................. Mimi Meserve Development Assistant................................................................................................................................. Will Freske

Education

Director of Drama School................................................................................................................. Amanda Morton Director of Education Outreach.................................................................................................................. José Avilés Arden Teaching Artists......................................... Madison Auch, Rachel Beecher, Terry Brennan, Rachel Camp, Mike Dees, Tara Demmy, Tom Fosnocht, Terrell Green,T.J. Harris, Alex Keiper, Matthew Mastronardi, Amanda Morton, Katie Sink, Harry Watermeier

Front of House

Box Office Manager.................................................................................................................................. Corey Masson Assistant Box Office Manager.................................................................................................................. Tara Bankard House Manager................................................................................................................................................ Kaitlyn Ide Front of House Assistants...................................................... Cheyenne Barboza, Galen Blanzaco, Victoria Daly, Sarah Dugan, Bryant Edwards, Eliana Fabiyi, Matthew Falance, Chelsey Gaskins, Laurel Hostak, Eva Fae Rodriguez, Emily Schuman, Jack Tamburri, Corey Wilson

Production

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 Stage Managers................................................................................ Alec E. Ferrell, Kate Nelson, Katie Ringwood Assistant Director.................................................................................................................................. Christine Freije Assistant to the Stage Manager.......................................................................................................... Bryant Edwards Audio Engineer.......................................................................................................................................... John Kolbinski Wardrobe Supervisor...............................................................................................................................Rebecca Rose Deck Crew..................................................................................................................................................Case Nafziger Costume Intern.....................................................................................................................................Nicole Rothberg Props Intern............................................................................................................................................ Scott McMaster Electricians...................................................................Amanda Jenson, Jackson Katz, Lucas Nguyen, Swift Shuker Light Board Programmers.........................Peter Escalada-Mastick, Maria Shaplin, Lucas Nguyen, Jeremy Jason Stitchers........................................................................................................................... Kayla Speedy, Rufus Cottman Carpenters.............................................................................................................................. April Tvarok, Flora Vassar Scenic Construction Intern............................................................................................................................Paula Leite


Billy Bustamante

2015/16 Dining Partners

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. 2ND STORY BREWING

NICK’S ROAST BEEF BAR AND GRILLE

BISTRO 7

PINOT BOUTIQUE

117 Chestnut St.• 267.314.5770 www.2ndstorybrewing.com

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

CAMPO’S

214 Market Street • 215.923.1000 www.camposdeli.com

CHLÖE

232 Arch Street • 215.629.2337 www.chloebyob.com

CONTINENTAL

138 Market Street • 215.923.6069 www.continentalmartinibar.com

CUBA LIBRE

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

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

THE PLOUGH & THE STARS 123 Chestnut Street • 215.733.0300 www.ploughstars.com

POSITANO COAST BY ALDO LAMBERTI

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

RACE STREET CAFÉ

208 Race Street • 215.627.6181 www.racestreetcafe.net

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

STARGAZY

FORK

SWISS HAUS

306 Market Street • 215.625.9425 www.forkrestaurant.com

THE FRANKLIN FOUNTAIN

116 Market Street • 215.627.1899 www.franklinfountain.com

LUNA CAFE

317 Market Street • 215.309.3140 www.lunaphilly.com

1838 East Passyunk Avenue • 215.309.2761

313 Market Street • 267.457.3262 www.swisshausbakery.com

SHANE CONFECTIONERY

110 Market Street • 215.922.1048 www.shanecandies.com

WEDGE + FIG

160 N. 3rd Street • 267.603.3090 www.wedgeandfig.com

Learn more at ardentheatre.org/dining


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A benefit concert for Chester Charter School for the Arts “She is almost too good to be true…a vital artist, a beautiful woman, a regal presence.” — The Washington Post “…likely to be an operatic superstar of the 21st century.” — USA Today

Renowned Mezzo Soprano

Photo: Devon Cass

DENYCE GRAVES

performs a program of classical, jazz, and opera standards

Christ Church Philadelphia |

December 1, 2015

| 7:30 pm

20 N. American Street, Philadelphia (2nd Street Above Market)

The region’s first K–12 arts-integrated public school, Chester Charter School for the Arts was founded on the principle that arts education is vital to each child’s learning and development.

Educating and inspiring a new generation of artists, audiences, and passionate citizens.

INFO/TICKETS: chestercharterschoolforthearts.org/concert or 610.859.2988 Friends $75 • Partners $150

Partners receive reserved seating and are invited to a reception with Ms. Graves following the performance.


UP NEXT ON THE ARDEN STAGE:

Equivocation What’s Equivocation about? It’s London, 1606. William Shakespeare (in the play spelled Shagspeare, or Shag) has just been made an offer he can’t refuse: King James I wants him to write a play about the recently foiled Gunpowder Plot. Shagspeare is leery: it’s dangerous for playwrights to write about current events. Robert Cecil, the king’s ruthless chief advisor, gives Shag the sanitized version of events, telling him to just add some dialogue — and witches. The king wants witches. The rest of Equivocation is about Shagspeare’s struggle to write a play that will please — or at least not offend — the king. Shagspeare, like any good writer, is working on more than one play at once — specifically Macbeth and King Lear. And, of course, the themes from those works can’t help but invade his commission for the king — as well as those of Equivocation. The word equivocation means, “A statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth” or, as Father Garnet says in the play, a way “to speak the truth in difficult times.” Simply put, the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was a failed assassination attempt by a group of English Catholics against King James I. The plot intended to kill the king and most of the Protestant aristocracy by blowing up the Houses of Parliament on November 5, 1605. But, as we all know too well, politics and history are never simple. Although Robert Catesby (who is a character in Equivocation) led the plot, there is another name that has gone down in history: Guido (aka Guy) Fawkes who was recruited to execute the plan due to his military background. He was caught while guarding the gun powder. More than 400 years later, British children still roam the streets in the days leading up to Guy Fawkes Day (November 5) carrying effigies known as “Guys” and asking passers-by for a “penny for the guy.” Also known as Bonfire Night, families gather to celebrate the defeat of Fawkes and his other conspirators with fireworks, childish rhymes (see below) and bonfires.

Remember, remember the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot, I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot.

King James I was first King James VI of Scotland, rising to power at the ripe old age of 13 months. He became King of England and Ireland in 1603, succeeding Elizabeth I, the last of the Tudors (like that HBO series). He then ruled the kingdom of England, Scotland, and Ireland for 22 years, often using the title King of Great Britain, until his death at the age of 58. When Bill Cain began writing Equivocation in 2004, he steeped himself in 16th and 17th century England, but contemporary concerns couldn’t help but creep in—the search for WMDs, Abu Ghraib, and the two wars. “There are many, many questions [from 17th-century England] identical to the invasion of Iraq,” recalls Cain. “And that was a big motive for writing the play. It was about seeing this stuff and going, ‘Wait a minute. We’ve got plenty of people dying over there and we’re killing people by the tens of thousands, based upon what was a lie.’” Used with permission from Seattle Repertory Theatre.

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At Arden Theatre’s gala to award Stephen Sondheim, surprises planned and unplanned On June 1, 2015, the Arden presented the inaugural Master Storyteller Award to Stephen Sondheim. Here is what happened on that extraordinary evening, as reported by Howie Shapiro of newsworks.org

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Everything was going swimmingly for the Arden Theatre Company as its gala evening was beginning... and it ended with an exhilaration no one could have planned.

The Arden was presenting its first-ever Master Storyteller Award to the master of the American musical, Stephen Sondheim. At Zahav restaurant, Sondheim and about 80 others were dining on lamb and a selection of appetizers.... Back at the Arden on Second Street, people were beginning to file in early for a concert that would honor Sondheim with 30 performers and presenters, a 14-piece orchestra and a post-concert reception....Everyone was dressed. Backstage. Ready. And then, powerless. Just before 7, an electrical outage hit a portion of Old City. People filed into an Arden lobby suddenly illuminated by only the dwindling daylight and a few candles... Live theater can be exciting because anything can happen, but exciting was probably not the word that came to mind when associate artistic director Matthew Decker placed a call to producing artistic director Terrence J. Nolen and his wife, managing director Amy L. Murphy, both dining with Sondheim and the donors... There’d be no time for a full concert, and with no electricity, plans would have to be revamped quickly. Decker and Nolen immediately began cutting the concert in half, over the phone....The orchestra was sent home. So were the artists whose numbers were no longer to be done. In the Arden lobby concert-goer Betsy Oliphant contacted Amy Murphy at Zahav. “I texted, ‘Tell me what I can do to help,’” Oliphant said. She texted back: “Pray.” Meanwhile, the Arden staff scrambled to set up a new venue — the stage company’s large scene shop in its education building several doors north on Second Street, where the power was unaffected. They had to remove worktables and equipment, set up a stage and rearrange as much as they could to make space... ...Murphy entered the Arden and announced to the crowd below: “It’s not the event that was beautifully staged ... but we will have as great an event as humanly possible...” “The show must go on!” someone hollered from the audience, and a noisy cheer went up. From that point, everything seemed remarkably organized... Members of the Arden staff found flashlights and lined Second Street every few yards so they could guide concert-goers through the rain and to the scene shop. More staffers directed people inside the building. At 9 p.m., an hour late, Nolen took to the stage and looked out over an audience sitting under industrial fluorescent lights — Sondheim in the front and two-by-fours, scraps of building materials, and other set-building implements lining the sides. “Our mission is to tell great stories by great storytellers, and that mission hasn’t changed,” he said. “The most perfect recipient of our first master storytelling award is Stephen Sondheim...He has shown us how an entire story can be told in a single song — and in a single line.” ...Sondheim, a young-looking 85, told the audience that if he were running a gala and concert “and the lights went out and the electricity stopped, I would be hysterical. Terry Nolen was not. And that’s just one reason you should support the Arden. It’s in good hands.” “I want to thank you all for supporting this wonderful organization that does great work. I would go on, but I would start to cry,” said the winner of eight Tony Awards, an Academy Award, a Pulitzer Prize and others, including his newest from the Arden. After the hour-long concert, the crowd — buoyed by being part of a night of surprises both planned and not planned — walked back to the Arden’s main building, now re-electrified, for a reception.

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