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Arden Theatre Company presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play set in Philadelphia.

by quiara alegrĂ­a hudes directed by lucie tiberghien

water by the spoonful January 16 - March 16


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


ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL By QUIARA ALEGRíA HUDES

Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

ALEXIS DISTLER+

ALISON ROBERTS

Lighting Designer

Original Music and Sound Designer

ERIC SOUTHERN+

ROBERT KAPLOWITZ+

Stage Manager

Assistant Director

JOHN GRASSEY*

JARROD MARKMAN

Directed by LUCIE TIBERGHIEN^ January 16 - March 16, 2014 Arcadia Stage

Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting Arden Theatre Company. Applause, please, for our Media Partner: 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.

Water by the Spoonful is presented by special arrangement with Dramatist Play Service, Inc., New York. Originally produced at Hartford Stage, Hartford CT in 2011, Darko Tresnjak, Artistic Director; Michael Stotts, Managing Director. Off-Broadway production produced at 2econd Stage Theatre in 2012, Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director. * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. + Member of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829

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WELCOME from the Producing Artistic Director

We have much to celebrate as this new year begins.

Terrence J. Nolen

After three and a half years of planning, designing, fundraising and building, we have officially opened the Hamilton Family Arts Center. This beautiful new building will house our ever-growing educational programs and new play development activity. We have also successfully completed the capital campaign to make this expansion possible. My sincere thanks to everyone who came together to make this building happen, with a special thank you to campaign Co-Chairs N. Peter Hamilton and Lee van de Velde and the Arden Board of Directors for their leadership, tenacity and hard work. This building is our investment in the future: a place for new plays, new artists, and new discoveries.

I am also proud to share that Philadelphia playwright Michael Hollinger will be our 2014 Writers’ Room Playwright in Residence. Michael is writing a new play called The Kidney Play, and, over the next year, we will be holding workshops and readings of this play (in the new Hamilton Family Arts Center) as Michael writes (and re-writes) his new work. Michael Hollinger is one of the Arden’s most treasured collaborators, and we are extremely excited to be embarking on the creation of this new play with him. And finally, we are thrilled to kick off 2014 with the Philadelphia premiere of Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Pulitzer Prize-winning Water by the Spoonful. This is the second play in a trilogy that follows an Iraq veteran, Elliot Ortiz, as he returns to Philadelphia after the war. The first play in the trilogy, Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, was produced at the Walnut Street Theatre Studio in 2009, and the final play, The Happiest Song Plays Last, is currently being produced OffBroadway by Second Stage Theatre in New York (www.2st.com). All three plays of The Elliot Trilogy are set in Philadelphia, and together, they explore the notion of family and community while deftly depicting Philadelphia’s locations, aspirations, quirks and grudges from a place of deep knowledge and affection. Growing up in Philadelphia, Quiara took advantage of our region’s rich cultural offerings: she studied music at Settlement Music School, had her first play produced by Philadelphia Young Playwrights when she was in high school, and “after Quaker meetings on Sunday mornings… would frequently walk down the Parkway and enjoy free admission to the Art Museum.” She was nurtured and inspired by Philadelphia’s cultural community – and now she returns to her hometown a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. All kids deserve to have the arts as part of their lives. The arts can build confidence, teach discipline, and foster creativity and connection. It can help kids find their voices and sing their own songs. It is our hope that the Hamilton Family Arts Center is a place where kids can do just that. And so we begin this year with a new building, new plays, and a renewed commitment to stories by and for Philadelphians. Much to celebrate indeed! Thank you for joining us on this journey.

P.S. We are deep into planning for next season. In addition to Michael Hollinger’s The Kidney Play, we are finalizing plans for an exciting season of great plays (and a musical) featuring some of our favorite artists. Please take the leap. Join us for the 14/15 season.


THE HAMILTON FAMILY ARTS CENTER A new story begins NOW OPEN at 62 N. 2nd Street

On November 15, 2013, we were joined by Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Arden friends, staff, and board members, and Arden Drama School students to officially cut the ribbon and open the Hamilton Family Arts Center! Thanks to the incredible support of our community, we also completed our $5.8 million capital campaign. We are grateful to all of the individuals and funders who provided financial support, to our board for their leadership, and to our incredible Capital Campaign Co-Chairs N. Peter Hamilton and Lee van de Velde. The renovation of the building was designed by Richard Conway Meyer Architect, implemented by C. W. Schwertner and Sons, and overseen by our magnificent Facilities Committee, led by chair H. Hetherington Smith. Thank you to all of those who talked to friends, colleagues and neighbors to share the news of our expansion, especially our dedicated group of Hamilton Family Arts Center Ambassadors. The Hamilton Family Arts Center includes six classrooms, a rehearsal hall, a studio theatre, and a crafts studio. For kids and families, the Hamilton Family Arts Center is the new home for our classes and camps. The building is also the place where artists will develop new plays, rehearse shows, and create the sets for our productions. We are excited to welcome Arden Drama School students and our artists and artisans to this incredible new facility. Each and every one of you who made a gift in support of the Hamilton Family Arts Center helped to make this dream a reality – and for that we are so grateful. We hope you will stop by the building when you are in the neighborhood; we love giving tours of our new space!


“This new building is a reaffirmation of the Arden’s commitment to the children of this city. The Arden is really a model for what art can do in every neighborhood.” --Mayor Michael A. Nutter

Ribbon Cutting (L to R) Alex Keiper,Yannick Haynes, Campaign Co-Chair Lee van de Velde,Terrence J. Nolen, Amy L. Murphy, Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Campaign Co-Chair N. Peter Hamilton and Christian Eason.

Arden Drama School students celebrate

Arden Production staff in the Arthur T.S. Jackson Craft Studio

Mayor Michael A. Nutter with Arden Drama School students in the Brown Martin Classroom

An Arden Drama School Teaching Artist leads a class

The Hamilton family gathered in front of the new building (L to R) Charlotte Hamilton, Alta Hamilton, N. Peter Hamilton, Shaina Flynn and Nat Hamilton.

Photos by Arden Theatre Company, Mark Garvin, and Plate 3 Photography.


Cast of Characters In order of appearance

Elliot Ortiz .......................................................................................Armando Batista Yazmin Ortiz ........................................................................................Maia DeSanti* A Ghost, Professor Aman, A Policeman .......................................Turhan Caylak* Haikumom (Odessa Ortiz) ......................................................... Karina Arroyave* Orangutan (Madeleine Mays).............................................................. Bi Jean Ngo* Chutes & Ladders (Clayton Wilkie) ................................Brian Anthony Wilson* Fountainhead (John)............................................................................Kevin Bergen*

SETTING: 2009. Six years after Elliot left for Iraq. Philadelphia, San Diego, Japan, and Puerto Rico.

UNDERSTUDIES: Carl Granieri, Illiana Hubbard, Maria Konstantinidis

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The set for Water by the Spoonful includes a photo of the mural Heavenly Thoughts by Eliseo Silva located at 3426 North Mascher Street in Kensington. This mural is one of over 3,600 other murals and works of public art made possible through the Mural Arts Program, the nation’s largest public art program, dedicated to the belief that art ignites change. More information can be found at www.muralarts.org. To view Eliseo Silva’s Heavenly Thoughts, visit: http://bit.ly/1hjZeZi. Mural photograph by Christopher Colucci.


A Reading of

Quiara Alegría Hudes’ The Elliot Trilogy Water by the Spoonful is the second in a trilogy of plays that follows Elliot Ortiz upon his return to Philadelphia from active duty in Iraq. During the run of Water by the Spoonful we will be holding one-night readings of the first and third plays in her trilogy. Tickets are free and available on a first come, first serve basis. Call the box office at 215.922.1122 to reserve.

Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue Monday, February 24th at 7pm Elliot is a barrio man-child with a cheeseburger smile and a ticket to Philly greatness: a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Iraq at the ripe age of 18. But between throwing out the first pitch at the Phillies game, mad media buzz, and some healing juju from his mami’s urban garden, his leg wound has opened a haunting realization. Has he been walking in his pop’s and grandpop’s footsteps unknowingly his whole life?

The Happiest Song Plays Last Monday, March 10th at 7pm In a barrio living room in North Philly, an activist-turned-music professor moonlights as the local soup kitchen queen, cooking free rice and beans for any hungry neighbor. Halfway around the world, her cousin relives his military trauma on the set of a docudrama that’s filming in Jordan. With the Egyptian revolution booming in the distance, these two young adults try to sing a defiant song of legacy and love in the face of local and global unrest. Play descriptions reprinted courtesy of Hudes’s website: www.quiara.com We asked Philadelphia native Quiara Alegría Hudes which parts of this city helped to shape her. After naming over 10 locations (everywhere from the Art Museum to her Aunt’s restaurant in the Italian Market...), she said, “I have hundreds...The city is so rich with possibility, and so rife with problems. And my heart is full of its wild contradictions, history, and landscape.” We want to hear from you: what part of Philadelphia has helped shape YOU? Describe your favorite Philadelphia location in a haiku (a 3 line poem following the pattern 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables). Send us the haiku and a photo of you at that location for a chance to win a $200 cash prize and tickets to opening night of Three Sisters. Post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #ardenwaterphilly or email submissions to waterphilly@ardentheatre.org by March 1st for a chance to win.


From the PLAYWRIGHT To my Philadelphia colleagues,

Quiara Alegría Hudes

I can’t tell you what a particular thrill it is for my work to “come home.” Though I live in New York now, Philly pulses through my veins, it is the rhythm in which I was born and raised. Have I become a New Yorker? Let one thing be clear: my children are being raised as Eagles and Phillies fans.

When I think of Philly, I think of soft pretzel stands and squatters, water ice and founding fathers, I think of Abuelas who journeyed from the old world to this new one, writing declarations of independence in humble kitchens as they fed poor neighbors. I think of border streets like Girard Avenue and Baltimore Avenue, streets that somehow evolved as invisible separators between haves and have nots. Philly is splendor and inequity side by side. Philly’s histories and skin tones, the screams and secrets emanating from her sidewalk, her angry, resonant fierce voice offered me so much inspiration as a child constantly hungry for stories. It is a city of brilliant, often overlooked, individuals with stories just begging to be told. And so this play was born. We take so much for granted as we walk the streets of this city, it’s so easy to forget the promise of this nation, written locally in our founding documents, as we rush to the Septa train or grocery store. But I hope in this play you will find the deep love, the raucous laughter, the bold contradictions, the late-night screams and songs, and the stifled but not squashed voices from a city I love so well. I must thank my cousins – every single one of them – but in particular Othet and Elliot, for the thumbprints they left on this particular story. Though it’s a work of fiction – and I must emphasize, this play is not based on autobiographical facts – there are emotional truths in the play I learned from these younger and older cousins of mine. Finally, thank you, audience member, my long-distance neighbor, for helping this writer’s dream come true: my stories have finally come home. Quiara


Who’s Who KARINA ARROYAVE (Haikumom/Odessa Ortiz) Broadway: Jane Bowles’ In the Summer House; Regional: Jose Rivera’s Marisol and School of the Americas, Tony Glazer’s Stain (NYC), Eduardo Machado’s Once Removed, and Stephen Adly Guirgus’ The Motherfucker with the Hat. Film/Television: 24 (Jamey Farrell), Crash (2005’s Best Picture Winner), 187, Falling Down, Lean on Me, NYPD Blue, As the World Turns, Law & Order,The Practice, Judging Amy, Chicago Hope,Touched by an Angel, and Without a Trace. Her latest film Family on Board is in post-production. ARMANDO BATISTA (Elliot Ortiz) is honored to make his debut at the Arden in this powerful human story by Ms. Alegría-Hudes. Recent Regional: City Boy (Centre Theater). Training: Temple University (BA in Theater). Armando is a NYC based actor and writer — an urban storyteller exploring the human in the extraordinary. As a veteran, Armando is grateful we have a story like this that speaks to the humanity of a soldier and their post-war life. A very special thanks to MG for loving me and seeing me through this journey. Besotes ;). Up next: I am New York: Juan Rodriguez (Organic Magnetics). KEVIN BERGEN (Fountainhead/John) Arden: August: Osage County, A Prayer for Owen Meany; Recent Regional: The Rainmaker, King Lear, A Tale of Two Cities (People’s Light and Theatre Company), An Ideal Husband (Walnut St. Theater), A Bright New Boise (Simpatico Theatre Project), Microcrisis (InterAct Theatre Company), An Ideal Husband (The Shakespeare Theatre), and The Tempest (North Carolina Shakespeare Festival). Training: American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard. For Dad. TURHAN CAYLAK (A Ghost/Professor Aman/A Policeman) Film/Television: 1:30 Train, The Blacklist, Zero Hour, Nurse Jackie, and Law & Order: SVU. Training: New York University (BFA). Turhan is also a drummer, guitarist, working screenwriter, and host of a hit music podcast called Boom Done Live @ boomdonelive.com. Turhan would like to thank his mother, father, brother, daughter, girlfriend and the fact that he gets to breathe air, walk, run, jump, see, touch, feel, cry, and laugh. And tell jokes—man, I love telling jokes. MAIA DESANTI (Yazmin Oritz) Regional: August: Osage County as Karen (Everyman Theatre), Angels in America as The Angel (Wilma), Arena Stage, Delaware Theatre Co., Folger Theatre, InterAct Theatre, Kennedy Center Theatre Lab, NY State Theatre Institute, Roundhouse Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Co. Ensemble Devised/Collaborative Creations: Happenstance Theatre (for the Capital Fringe and NY Clown Festivals), and Word Dance Theatre (for Piccolo Spoleto Festival). Training: The National Shakespeare Conservatory, The Michael Chekhov Association, and the Center for Movement Theatre. BI JEAN NGO (Orangutan/Madeleine Mays) Arden: The Borrowers, The Threepenny Opera, Peter Pan; Recent Regional: Some Other Kind of Person (InterAct Theatre Company), It’s My Party:The Women and Comedy Project (1812 Productions), Edith Can Shoot Things & Hit Them (Theatre Confetti), and An Infinite Ache (Theatre Horizon); Film/Television: Law Abiding Citizen. Training: The Actors Studio Drama School (MFA), Boston University (Bachelor of Science in Film & Television). Thanks to the Arden for giving me the opportunity to play this dynamic role. Love to my friends who help me learn my lines, joy in my joys, and keep my life full…you know who you are.


Who’s Who BRIAN ANTHONY WILSON (Chutes & Ladders/Clayton Wilkie) Arden: Pinocchio, Charlotte’s Web, Superior Donuts, Romeo and Juliet, The Piano Lesson, Our Town, Fences; Recent Regional: The Whipping Man (Dorset Theater Festival), Assassin (InterAct/Act II Playhouse), Seven Guitars (People’s Light and Theatre Company), Looking Over the President’s Shoulder (Hedgerow), Two Trains Running, 12 Angry Men (Cleveland Playhouse), Jitney (Arizona Theater Company/KC Rep), A Christmas Carol, and Fences (Actors Theater of Louisville); Film: Franny, Zombie Killers: Elephant’s Graveyard, Limitless, and The Postman; Television: Do No Harm, Unforgettable, Law & Order: SVU,The Wire, and The Sopranos. For Chuck Patterson. Upcoming: Man of La Mancha (Act II Playhouse). QUIARA ALEGRÍA HUDES (Playwright) received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Water by the Spoonful. Previously, her play Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue was a Pulitzer Finalist, and her most recent play, The Happiest Song Plays Last, premiered at The Goodman Theatre and is currently running at Second Stage Theatre in New York. Hudes wrote the book to the Broadway musical In the Heights, which premiered off-Broadway and earned the Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. In the Heights transferred to Broadway where it received the Tony Award for Best Musical, a Tony Nomination for Best Book of a Musical, and was named a Pulitzer Finalist. Hudes wrote the book and lyrics for a children’s musical, Barrio Grrrl!, which premiered at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and toured nationally. Hudes was born and raised in Philadelphia, where she recently returned to receive a Resolution from the City of Philadelphia. After graduating from public school in Philadelphia, Hudes went on to receive a B.A. in music from Yale University and an M.F.A. in playwriting from Brown, where she studied with Paula Vogel. Her first play was produced in the tenth grade by Philadelphia Young Playwrights, where she now serves as a board member and mentor to other young writers. LUCIE TIBERGHIEN (Director) is thrilled to be making her Arden debut. World premieres: Love in Afghanistan, Charles Randolph Wright (Arena Stage), Don’t Go Gentle (MCC), Geometry of Fire (Rattlestick Theater and New York Stage and Film), A Small Melodramatic Story (LABrynth), Stephen Belber; Blind, Craig Wright (Rattlestick); Hoodoo Love, Katori Hall (Cherry Lane Theater); Great Falls (Humana), Flag Day, (CATF), Lee Blessing; Augusta, Richard Dresser (CATF). Other credits: We Are Here, Tracy Thorne (CATF); Blood and Gifts, JT Rogers (La Jolla Playhouse), The Winning Streak, Lee Blessing (George Street Playhouse); The Pavilion, Craig Wright (Rattlestick and CATF); The Last Schwartz, Deborah Laufer (CATF); and Quandj’avais cinq ans je m’ai tué, Howard Buten (Théâtre Jean Vilar, Paris). Lucie has directed projects at Julliard’s Playwright’s Festival and developed new plays at Sundance, the O’Neill, the Ojai New Play Festival, the Orchard Project, New Dramatists, the Playwrights’ Center, Terranova and PlayPenn. ALEXIS DISTLER (Scenic Designer) Recent credits include In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play (2011 Barrymore Award) directed by Blanka Zizka at The Wilma Theater, Year of the Rooster directed by John Giampietro at Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Marriage of Figaro directed by John Giampietro at The Juilliard School, Seven Guitars directed by Jade King Carroll at People’s Light and Theatre Company, Boston Marriage directed by Lucie Tiberghien at the Juilliard School, Lucy directed by David Stradley at Delaware Theatre Company. Broadway Associate/assistant: The Scottsboro Boys, Grace, Rock of Ages. MFA: NYU. www.alexisdistler.com ALISON ROBERTS (Costume Designer) Recent Arden productions: Stick Fly, A Raisin in the Sun, Next to Normal,The Whipping Man, August: Osage County, Superior Donuts, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Blue Door, Rabbit Hole,The History Boys, and My Name is Asher Lev; Recent Regional productions: Cock, North of the Boulevard,The English Bride, Gruesome Playground Injuries, and The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Theatre Exile), How I Learned to Drive (Theatre Horizon), Run, Mourner, Run (Flashpoint Theatre Company), Any Given Monday (Act II Playhouse), and Madame Renevskaya (1812 Productions). Training: Rowan University (BA in Theatre Arts) and Illinois State University (MFA Costume Design and Technology).


Who’s Who ERIC SOUTHERN (Lighting Designer) Most recently his work on the world premiere of Play/Pause with choreographer Susan Marshall and Composer David Lang was seen at BAM Next Wave Festival. The opera The Secret Agent by Michael Dellaira directed by Sam Helfrich premiered at the Avignon Opera House, and as part of the Armel International Opera Festival in Szeged, Hungary. Other theater work includes the world premier of Buyer and Cellar with Michael Urie, 600 Highwaymen, Portland Center Stage, The Magic Theater, The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Kansas City Rep,The Atlantic Theater, and the Juilliard Drama Department. ROBERT KAPLOWITZ (Sound Designer and Additional Music) Previously at the Arden: Stick Fly, Blue Door, A Raisin In The Sun, Superior Donuts and The Flea and the Professor. Other local credits include The Wilma, InterAct, Walnut Street, PTC, Elastic, Lucidity Suitcase, Lantern and PLTC; further flung credits include Lincoln Center, The National Theatre of England, The Public, and Sundance. Robert’s been honored with an OBIE for Sustained Excellence, a Tony for Fela!, and a 2014 Independence Grant, and loves his family more than any work he’s ever done. JARROD MARKMAN (Assistant Director) Recent Regional: The Liar (Lantern Theatre Company, Assistant Director), I Am My Own Wife (Theatre Horizon, Assistant Director). Training: BFA, University of the Arts. Jarrod is also the Associate Producer and Director of Second Stage with Simpatico Theatre Project. Thank you to Matt, Terry, Dan, John, the awesome cast and crew, and most importantly, Lucie. Endless love and gratitude to the family. JOHN GRASSEY (Stage Manager) is excited to be back for his third season with the Arden. Other Arden credits include: Stick Fly, A Little Night Music, Pinocchio, Endgame, Freud’s Last Session, Tulipomania, and August: Osage County. In addition to the Arden, he has recently worked at the Berkshire Theatre Group, Philadelphia Theatre Company, and Walnut Street Theatre. John is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross. Many thanks to his family and friends for all of their support. Love to Brielle. Proud member of AEA. TERRENCE J. NOLEN (Producing Artistic Director) is co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Arden Theatre Company. Favorite Arden productions include all-Philadelphia casts of August: Osage County; Death of a Salesman; The Grapes of Wrath and Hedda Gabler and such musicals as Next to Normal; Sweeney Todd; Pacific Overtures; Violet; and Caroline, or Change. Terry directed the inaugural production of Arden Children’s Theatre, Charlotte’s Web. He has directed six world-premiere plays by Michael Hollinger, three by Dennis Raymond Smeal, three by Michael Ogborn, two by Rogelio Martinez, and Bruce Graham’s Something Intangible. Terry has been nominated for 24 Barrymore Awards for his directing work at the Arden and received awards for The Baker’s Wife; Sweeney Todd; Opus; Winesburg, Ohio; Assassins; and Something Intangible. He directed Michael Hollinger’s Opus at Primary Stages in New York and was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Director. His short film The Personal Touch was nominated for an Emmy Award. AMY L. MURPHY (Managing Director) A Philadelphia native, Amy co-founded the Arden in 1988 with Terrence J. Nolen and Aaron Posner. She is especially proud of the Arden Professional Apprentice program and its contribution to the Philadelphia cultural community. A graduate of Susquehanna University, Amy received the university’s first-ever Young Alumni Achievement Award. She completed the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders-Arts which is a joint program of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Center for Social Innovation and National Arts Strategies. Amy serves on the Board of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and Theatre Philadelphia. She has served on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey State Arts Council, Theatre Communications Group and the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. She has also served on the Executive Committee of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and the Local Advisory Council of the Non Profit Finance Fund. Amy was named a Hepburn Fellow 2008-9 by the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College.


Who’s Who ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY Founded in 1988, Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers–on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community. We stage five productions each season as part of our mainstage series and two productions through Arden Children’s Theatre, the city’s first resident professional children’s theatre program. We create and produce new work through the Independence Foundation New Play Showcase and The Writers’ Room. The Arden Professional Apprenticeship program trains future theatre leaders, and Arden Drama School classes teach children and teens about the craft of making plays. Our access program, Arden For All, makes our work available to the entire community through subsidized tickets and books for economically disadvantaged young people, and our Arden Arts Education Fund provides scholarships for Arden Drama School classes and camps. We also offer sign language-interpreted, captioned, and audio described performances, and Pay-What-You-Can final dress rehearsals that benefit other nonprofits. In 2013, we opened the Hamilton Family Arts Center. The Arden has received seven Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly” Awards, the Arts & Business Council’s Arts Excellence Award, five City Paper “Reader’s Choice” Awards, four Philadelphia Inquirer “Theatre Company of the Year” citations, 58 awards and 276 nominations from the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia’s Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, and was named “Best Theatre Company” by Philadelphia Weekly in 2009. Arden Theatre Company, a professional, nonprofit 501(c)(3) theatre company, is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the League of Resident Theatres, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and Old City Arts Association. The Arden participates in The Barrymore Awards, a program of Theatre Philadelphia. Arden Theatre Company wishes to thank: East End Salon, Jorge Cousineau, Rikuto Yasuda Recording Session Musicians:

Ben Gullett (Drums/Percussion), Sean Petersen (Piano/Keys), Frank Rein (Trombone), Rick Rein (Trumpet), Kevin Trout (Bass)


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

Anne M. and Philip H. Glatfelter Family Foundation Harmelin Media Philadelphia Cultural Fund PNC Charitable Trust Susquehanna Bank TD Charitable Foundation $2,500 to $7,499 12th Street Catering+ Arronson Foundation Barra Foundation Caroline Alexander Buck Foundation Caroline J. S. Sanders Charitable Trust II Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Christopher Ludwick Foundation Civic Foundation Corrine R. and Henry Bower Memorial Trust Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation The Haley Foundation Hatboro Beverages+ Jenkintown Building Services+ Louis N. Cassett Foundation Paul E. Kelly Foundation The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com+ Philadelphia Insurance Companies Steen Outdoor Advertising+ Sovereign Bank Foundation Subaru of America Foundation The Victory Foundation Walter J. Miller Trust The Wells Fargo Foundation Zeldin Family Foundation $750 to $2,499 Actors’ Equity Association

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

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

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

Patricia and Dr. David Holtz* Caroline Kemmerer Holly Kinser Eve and Kenneth Klothen Sharon and Joel Koppelman Winnie and Eric Lien William A. Loeb 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 Dr. and Mrs. Joel Porter Ann and Frank Reed, through the Malfer Foundation Mary-Ann and Kurt Reiss Cintra and Franklyn Rodgers Phyllis and Martin Rosenthal Mike Salmanson, Tobi Zemsky and family Dolly Beechman Schnall and Dr. Nathan Schnall, in loving memory of Laurie Beechman Karen and Robert Sharrar Susan and Steven M. Shubert Laura and Ron Siena, in honor of Nancy and Bob Elfant Hether, Don and Sarah Smith Richard and Amanda Smoot Marilyn and Dean R. Staats Kathleen A. Stephenson William K. Stewart Foundation Adelaide Sugarman and Marshall Greenberg Harvey B. Swedloff Russ Troyer and Anne Cook Patricia and Thomas Vernon^ Richard E. Woosnam and Diane Dalto Woosnam Hope Yursa Michael Zuckerman and Jan Levine, in memory of Jonathan Levine **denotes deceased supporters * denotes gifts made through the United Way +denotes gifts of services or goods ^^in support of Arden for All ^includes a matching gift

The special generosity of our members enables the Arden to tell great stories by having the resources to achieve the highest level of artistic quality. To join or for more information, please contact Angela DuRoss Winterrowd, Development Director at 215-922-8900 x25 or awinterrowd@ardentheatre.org.


40% of our income comes from donations from patrons like you.

Without your support we couldn’t tell the whole story. To make a gift,

please call Angela DuRoss Winterrowd, Development Director at 215.922.8900 x25 or go online: ardentheatre.org/support/


Thank You to our Supporters $500-$999 Anonymous Carol and Bennett Aaron Temmy Acton Sheila Bell and Thomas Dodds Dorothy Tomassini and Barry Brenner Ruth E. Brown Joseph T. Casey^ Sara and Michael Chernoff Drs. Fred and Karen Clark Barbara R. Cobb Warren Crown Kathy Nolen Edwards and Bill Edwards* Carolyn N. and Joseph M. Evans, Jr. Paul and Judith Farber Samuel and Helene Feinberg Carole M. Foley* Dan Gannon In memory of Bob Gallagher Virginia A. Gormley Brian Hanna David and Beth Medoway Kagan Barbara and Jerry Kaplan Scott and Margie Kasner Mary and Dean Kline Barbara and Leonard Klinghoffer Bernadette Koller^ Mary Ellen Krober Beth and Bill Landman David Lerman Pat and Jim Lobb Frank and Sally Mallory Donald J. Martin and Richard Repetto Sue and David Maynard Madeline Miller

Ellen and Michael Mulroney Peter Kenney and Dorothy Novick Paul Rabe and Cheryl Gunter Graham and Betsy Robb, in honor of Lee van de Velde Carole M. R. and Irwin C. Saft Marilyn Sanborne and Richard J. Labowskie* Jane Scaccetti Antoinette Farrar Seymour Ellen Schwartz and Jeremy Siegel Stanton and SaraKay Smullens Anne Speyer Harold and Emily Starr Eric Tamulonis and Deirdre Gibson Dr. and Mrs. Stephen G.Vasso Matthew White* Mrs. Thomas A. Williams Nancy Wingo, in honor of Peter and Alta Hamilton Tom and Jackie Zemaitis

$250-$499 Howard Aaronson Dr. Ron Abrams Lynda and Murray Battleman Ron and Joyce Bayer Richard and Eileen Bazelon Flora Becker Susan Becker and Aaron Rubin Nancy and David Bergman, in memory of Joan D. Zeidner Jay and Nancy Berkowitz Alden and Linda Blyth Michael P. Boyle Marlin G. Brown Chip Capelli

Caroline Castagno Nelly and Scott Childress Marc and Margie Cohen Ray Costello James Crawford and Judith Dean Melanie Davis Nancy Davis Tika and Issac Djerassi Michael Dotsey Beverly Dotter Harold T. and Kathy W. Epps In honor of Christian Evans Anne Ewers Mr. and Mrs. Farenback-Brateman Lana and Ralph Fishkin Drs. Barbara and Len Frank Larry S. Friedman Laura Offutt and Steve Fukuchi Charles Gear Greg Gephart Grace Gonglewski and Eric Schoefer Bob and Jan Goren Bonnie Graham** Dona and Curt Haltiwanger Mary C. Harbison Joanne and Jon Harmelin James Feeney and Cynthia Heininger Heidi Hertfelder* Terry Hirshorn Michelle Hong Glenna Huls Jacqueline Jefferson BJ Jones and Candace Corr Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kahn Marge and Philip Kalodner Phyllis Kauffman Susan Kellogg and Dick Hoffman

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

Peter Gistelinck and Kim Bloom James and Suzanne Hill Mary Ellen Krober William A. Loeb Madeline Portnoy Dr. Harry Rosenthal Marilyn and Dean R. Staats *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 Angela DuRoss Winterrowd, Development Director at 215-922-8900 ext. 25.


Thank You to our Supporters Steven and Patricia King* Andrew Kite and Karl Martin Christina and Harold Klein George Koch and Santo DiDonato Kenneth D. Kopple Ruth and Peter Laibson Kathryn Lee Charles L. Hillis, Jr. and Sylvia Lee David and Deborah Lesher Ruth Lesser Helene Levine Warren and Arline Lieberman Anonymous Dr. Edward Lundy and Debra Reiff Mrs. Grace Madeira Mary Louise and Gerald Martin George and Judy McCarthy Gloria McNutt Cheryl Meyer Alan and Susan Miller Douglas and Fredaricka Moffitt Kathleen Nelson Paul Coff and Susan Odessey Carol Ann and Thomas O’Leary Mr. and Mrs. Gerald O’Neill Barbara and Don Parman Michael L. and Judy Paul John and Judith Peakes Jennifer Peck Mary and F. Laurence Pethick Vincent and Carmen Pezzullo Dan Promislo Whitney Quesenbery and John Chester Sherri and Abe Reich Mary Jo Reilly Teresa Reyes and John Hogenesch Joy Rickabaugh Dulcie Romm Bernie and Camille Rosenberg Eric Sbar Lucille Schlack Kim and Ross Schmucki Harold and Sharon Schwalm^ Warren and Carole Lee Schwomeyer^ Joseph and Louise Shaffer^ A. Paul Shallers Elaine L. Sherman William Sigmund James Akerberg and Larry Simmons William and Mary Simpson Bob and Harriet Singer James L. Smith Roy and Corinne Stahl Rita Stevens Robert Stewart and Barbara Barnett-Stewart Ruth P. and Norman Stuessy Stephen Thompson Linda Traver-Neeld and Ken Neeld Helene and William Vanhoeven Hella and Lew Volgenau Debbie and Tom Walker

Michael Walraven and Mary Lou Starling Marlene Weinberg Fred and Arleen Weinstein Judy and Julian Weinstein Wendy and Larry White M. Jane Williams Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Woodcock Askold Zagars and Marie Feehan Joseph and Renee Zuritsky

$125-$249 Anonymous Janet and Roger Alwang Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Andrews Jennifer and Stephen Arms Lisa and Joseph Becker Bikki Bevelhymer-Chiang Doris and Aaron Bitman Thomas H. Blackburn Janice and Roger Boe Allen Bonner Marcia Bower Frank Boyer Mary Pat and Thomas Boyle J. Joseph and Mary Lou Breidenstine Eadie and Allan Brooks Laurie Brown Ann and David Brownlee Bernard and Pamela Brownstein Michael P. Buckley Jeannine D. Burky and David Webber Annemarie Clarke and David Buch Sharyn F. Clauson Jennifer and Daniel Coffey Howard Cohen Janet Cook James and Sandra Corry Billie Coyne Mary Ann Dailey and Jacob Dailey Joseph and Helen D’Angelo Matthew Decker Ron and Susan Dell’osso Stephanie Deviney Daniel Devlin In Honor of Marjorie Dickey Larry and Pat Dixon Ms. Diana Donaldson Colleen Donofrio Ellen and Max Dooneief Beverly Dubin Marcia Eisenberg William and Anne Ewing Maureen Feeny-Byrnes Marcia Feinstein Mark and Rene Feitelson Charlotte and Mickey Feldman Ruth and Andre Ferber Bill Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Frank Fran Freedman and Jon Blum^ Ellen and David Freeman Paula Fuchsberg^

Miriam Galster Buzz and Linda Gamble Mr. and Mrs. Aaron and Helen Gelstine Stan Gibell David K. Gifford Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Rita Goldberg Judy and John Gould Susan Greene and Kathleen Sheridan Adele and Bertram Greenspun Lisbeth Grossman Nancy and Richard Grove Rose Hagan Stephen and Ona Hamilton Adrienne and Eric Hart Linda Hartnett and Richard Willis Gail Hauptfuhrer Barbara and Bob Hauptfuhrer Virginia Hedden Ron Herman Barbara and Richard Hirsh Timothy and Carol Johnson Sandra R. Karlson Ira and Linda Katz Margaret Keller Brian and Caren Kirschner Gregory Kleiber Charles and Patricia Kling Steven Knepper Ellen Kopeland Walter Kraft and Deborah Hung Barry and Janet Kushner Marilyn Kutler David Ladov Joyce Laskin Bob and Mary Lawler Ellen Le Richard Lee Richard Leff** and Lorraine Leff Stewart R. Leftow Robert and Joyce Leonetti Alan and Susan Levin Bob and Lynn Levitt Craig and Stephanie Lewis David and Kim Lipetz Robert and Laurel Lipshutz Karen Lisker S. Gerald and Arlene Litvin Perry Watts and Samuel Litwin Jane Kampt and Thomas Lloyd Will and Sandy Lock Leroy and Ruth Loewenstern Lynn and Joe Manko Ted and Ronnie Mann Lewis R. and Sue Ann Marburg Ronnie and Larry Margel Irwin Matusow and Barbara Rudnick Linda McAleer and Maitlon Russell John McCormick and Ken Schmitt^ Alice McCreary


Thank You to our Supporters Faith and Arthur McDowell Kathy McMaster Marianne T. Miller Paul and Lee S. Miller Carmen Mucci and Lois Marianni Theodore and Theresa Munz, Jr. Kenneth and Susan Myers Bonnie and Eliot Nierman Etta and Chuck Nissman Hugh C. and Susan O’Neill Larry Pace Mr. Richard Pariseau Lisa Truckess Jeff and Liz Podiaza Sandy and Sid Portnoy Ilene Poses Nancy Post Karen and David Pressel Alan Reinach and Dana Perlman Leslie Rescorla David and Diane Richman Clifford Ridley and Betsey Hansell Mark and Sharon Robb Jane A. Rose, CPA/PFS, CFP Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rosen Faye and Daniel Ross Bernice and Jerry Rubenstein Joan and Robert Ludwig Peter Ryker Joan and Bill Saidel Gerald Satlow and Beth Zatuchni Stanley Schreiner Jim Klein and Adeline R. Schultz Catharine Shippen John and Maryann Shivers Robert J. Butera Ronnie and Kathy Sink Shirley Sivitz Leslie E. Skilton Dianne and Barry Sloane , Esq. Larry Smoose and Linda Lee Ruth and Rick Snyderman Barbara and Steven Speece Margaret R. Spencer Paul L. Stone Christina C. Tate Sharon Tomlinson Harold and Judith Torrance Dennis Updegrove John Urofsky Emily and Charles Wagner Tom and Beth Warms Thomas Watkins Oscar Weber Vivian Weinblatt Shelly and Fred Weiner Elizabeth Weinreb Constance West Mr. Mendel’s 4th Grade Class at WES Bill Beckett and Jo White Theresa Williams Angela and Michael Winterrowd The Wisnewski Family

Bertram and Lorle Wolfson Barbara C. Wright Sam and Kuna Yankell

$75-$124 Anonymous Lawrence Abramson Jane and David Acton Emily Aiken Nan Alderson Janet Andereck Rita Axelrod Kristin Bair Dr. Donald Bakove and Margaret G. McLaughlin Sally and Morris Barron Robert Bauer The Rev. Judith T. Beck Julie Becker Jane Biberman Jocelyn Block Maxine Blum and Samuel Bobrow Carrie and John Boxer* Jeanne and Arnold Brenman Charles Brennan Judith Broudy Ms. Charlotte E. Cady William and Lillian Cassel Alice A. Chittenden Monica Choi Mary Chomitz Sandra Choukroun Sandra and Saul Clair Edwin G. Close, II Rhoda M. and Michael Coben Judith Cohen Helene and Steve Cohen Sue Cohen Ms. Barbara E. Cohen Rabbi and Mrs. Henry Cohen Suzanne and Norman Cohn Kelly McBride John Cooke Tina and Lee Cowen Charles J. Coyle Karen Cuzzolino F. Mitchell Dana Barbara Daneluzzi Bonnie and Robert DeAngelo Nancy DeLucia Rita and Grace Denbo Carole and Marc Dichter Ruby and Angela Dowd Ray Doyle Donald and Geraldine Duclow John Dulik and Sandra Folzer John and Lois S. Durso Patricia Eames Leah Chaplin and Eileen Gildea Linda V Ellsworth Scott Engel, in honor of Miles Dean Elfant-Wong Debbie and Jerry Epstein Wendy Epstein and James Steiker

Brynn Evans Gerald Faich Family Bible Fellowship Fred and Cindy Farlino Sylvia Beck and Jay Federman Annette and Nathan Field Nancy and John Fischer Deborah and Martin Fishbein Carol Fixman Mark A. Focht Larry and Maureen Mullin Fowler Judy Frank Rob Garfield and Sandra Whipple George and Pooh Gephart T. Gilmore Peggy Glover Ms. Joan Gmitter Kathleen and Paul Goldenberg Leigh Goldenberg and Aaron Bauman Mr. Irvin Goldstein David and Lisa Goodman Carrie Gorn Diane Graboyes Ann and Larry Green Robin Greene Gladys Greenfield Richard Greenstein Priscilla Grosick Marsha and Paul Siegel Marsha Gross Trudy and Paul Gutterman Doris and Jack Guttentag Ann and Glenn Haig Anne Halkedis Dr. and Mrs. James J. Haney, III Shelley Harris Palmer and Judy Hartl Sue Heckrotte Angela and Michael Hennessey Colin Hennessy and Dr. Jeremy Cohen Ruth Herd Betsy and Ted Hershberg Tom and Wendy Hibberd Terry Hirshorn Morton and Lois Hoffman Donna and Bill Hower Michael J. Hozik and Margaret L. Rea Kerry Huntsman Thomas K. Hurster Judith Hyman Donald and Mary Kane Lucy Kaufman Robert and Ellen Kavash Ellen Kaye Jodi Kefer Lorraine and David Kilmer Cheryl and John Kirby David Klein Josephine Klein Ken, Eva and Aaron Klein Maris and Harold Kobb


Thank You to our Supporters Thomas Kohn Robert Lazar Michael Leeds Kathryn Lemmon Linda L. Lenard Natalie Levkovich Norman and Sylvia Lieberman Lisa Linder and Richard Grossman^ Daniel and Linda Litwin Robert Lynam Patricia Lyons Donald and Nancy Maclay Andrew Maksymowych Milton and Renee Margulies Mary and Jack Markov Glenda Marshall Mary Martello Dr. Rosalie G. Matzkin Robin McEntire and Judy Schatz Celeste McMenamin Helen and Tom McNutt Sally Mercer Jane Riede Meyerhoff Bernice Meyers Nancy Miller Shirley G. and Mitchell Miller Jeff and Maxine Morgan Robert Morris David and Laurel Mosteller Claire Moyer Dr. and Mrs. Stevens Munzer Mary Ivy and Roger Noone, in honor of Ivy Bayard Carol L. O’Brien Dori O’Dea Linda Osler Stanton S. Oswald Sandra Packel Jane Palmer Maureen Parris Andrew Perch Helen Phillips Donald and Carol Plank Martha Platt and Marlis Kraft-Zemel Lois Plotnick Jeff and Elizabeth Podraza

David and Amy Pollack Paul Polsky Janet Poth John and Anne Poulin Shirley Preston Vivian and Richard Price Linda Quam Ellen Schlenker Rachel Reynolds Alyssa and Michael Rickels John and Claire Rodgers Judith Ron, in honor of Eileen Heisman and Marty Tuzman Robert Roseman Kenneth and Shelley Rosenberg Enid Rosenblatt J. Randall Rosensteel Dr. Harry Rosenthal Edwin and Sally Rosenthol Jessica and Dan Sabourin Ruth and Marvin Sachs Alexandra Samuels Mr. and Mrs. A. Schmidt Carl W. and Mary Ellen Schneider Debbie Schrager Deborah Schultz William Schultz and Patricia Miller, in honor of Jeanne Fisher Carleton Schwager Terri Schwomeyer Robert and Karen Serenbetz Kathleen and Richard Sexton Karen Schermerhorn and Evan Seymour Marie and James P Shew Janice and Thomas Showler Neil and Cheryl Shusterman Joan Silver Judith Skillings David and Carleene Slowik Phillip and Karen Spiker, in honor of Courtney Spiker Martin Arthur P. Staddon Daniel Steiker Leon and Marcia Steinberg Michael and Marianna Sullivan

Christine Susser Nina Tafel Cecilia Tannenbaum Richard N. Taxin, MD Joseph Terry William and Joan Thomas Carolyn Thompson Linda and Keith Thomson Lorraine Toji Claire Toy Marian Tracey Michele Zeldner and Ian Wachstein Jenny and Bill Webb Donna and Andrew Wechsler Dr. and Mrs. Caroll Weinberg Bob Weinberg and Eleanor Wilner Joyce Weiner and Albert Tedesco Barbara and Richard Weiss Marvin and Betty Weiss Ann Wilkerson Carol and Jeff Yetter Roger and Lillian Youman William Zeidner* ** denotes deceased supporter * denotes gift made through the United Way + denotes gift of goods or services ^ includes a matching gift This list represents gifts made between December 1, 2012 and December 24, 2013. If your name has been omitted or misprinted, please accept our apologies. Notify Genvieve Goldstein at 215.922.8900 or ggoldsteing@ardentheatre.org. Although space does not allow listing gifts less than $75, we gratefully acknowledge the contributions.


Board and Committee Members 2013/14 Board of Directors Brian Abernathy, President Nancy Burd, Vice President Holly Kinser, Vice President Michael A. Donato, Treasurer Nancy Hirsig, Secretary Rhonda Ball Joy L. De JesĂşs Nancy Elfant Robert Elfant Jeanne Fisher Ellen P. Foster David Fryman Elizabeth H. Gemmill Darrel A. German Albert M. Greenfield, III Ronna F. Hall N. Peter Hamilton Joanne Harmelin Eileen Heisman Barbara Kaplan Virginia Kimmel Richard L. Maimon Dr. Saifuddin T. Mama John J. McCawley Andrea Mengel Amy L. Murphy Terrence J. Nolen Charles H. Rose H. Hetherington Smith Lee van de Velde Steve Wolfson Diane Dalto Woosnam Ellen Yin

The Cornerstone Society Frederick W. Anton, III Gerard J. Conway, Sr. Carole Haas Gravagno Aaron Posner Board Executive Committee Brian Abernathy, chair Nancy Burd Michael A. Donato Ellen P. Foster Ronna F. Hall N. Peter Hamilton Nancy Hirsig Virginia Kimmel Holly Kinser Charles H. Rose H. Hetherington Smith Lee van de Velde Advocacy Committee Brian Abernathy, chair David Glancey Terry Gillen Julie Hawkins Susan Jacobson Holly Kinser Board Development Committee Ellen P. Foster, chair Brian Abernathy Michael Donato Peter Hamilton Ronna F. Hall Lynn Martin Haskin, Ph.D. Lee van de Velde Diane Dalto Woosnam

Engagement Committee Nancy Elfant, co-chair Lee van de Velde, co-chair Rhonda Ball Nancy Burd Robert Elfant Jeanne Fisher Elizabeth Gemmill Darrel German Ronna Hall Joanne Harmelin Eileen Heisman Nancy Hirsig Virginia Kimmel Holly Kinser Steve Wolfson Diane Dalto Woosnam Facilities Committee Hether Smith, chair Mike Green James Kronzer Richard L. Maimon John J. McCawley Paul Thais Chris van de Velde Finance Committee Michael A. Donato, chair Nancy Burd Ellen P. Foster Elizabeth H. Gemmel Harvey Swedloff Steve Wolfson Personnel Committee David Fryman, chair Ellen P. Foster Elizabeth H. Gemmill Albert M. Greenfield, III Charles H. Rose Special Events Task Force Ronna F. Hall, chair Nancy Burd Nancy Elfant Ellen P. Foster Susan Jacobson Diane Dalto Woosnam

Strategic Planning Committee Joy De JesĂşs, chair Ellen P. Foster David Fryman Andrea Mengel Ellen Yin Capital Campaign Steering Committee Lee van de Velde, co-chair N. Peter Hamilton, co-chair Brian Abernathy Nancy Burd Michael Donato Ellen Foster Joy L. De Jesus Nancy Hirsig Holly Kinser The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Teen Council Evafae Rodriguez Taylor Rouillard Sydney Chin Aubrey McKinney Liyah Marie Desher Armida Flores Eli Russell Alicia Easterday Alex Dittmar Mini Racker Max Amar-Olkus Jimmy Roundtree Marielle Issa Jake DeWerth-Jaffe Jamara Griffin Maria Bangura Olivia Charendoff Gia Genovese Andrew Goren Jacob Smith Hannah Smith Olivia Avery Lindsay Smelcer Abby Perlman Ruby Jane Anderson

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Staff Producing Artistic Director........................................................................................................... Terrence J. Nolen Associate Artistic Director ............................................................................................................ Matthew Decker Artistic Assistant ..................................................................................................................................... Daniel O’Neil Literary Manager .......................................................................................................................................... Sally Ollove Playwright-in-Residence ................................................................................................................... Michael Hollinger Commissioned Playwrights ................................. Greg Banks, Stephen Belber, Laura Eason, Rogelio Martinez Managing Director .............................................................................................................................. Amy L. Murphy General Manager ...................................................................................................................................Hannah Olanoff Business Manager ...................................................................................................................Courtney Spiker Martin Associate General Manager .............................................................................................................Mary Beth Simon General Management Assistant ...............................................................................................................Regina Haigh Arden Professional Apprentices ........................ Cheyenne Barboza, Katie Foster, Will Freske, Laurel Hostak, Liz Nugent, Donna Recole, Emily Schuman Arden Interns ................................................................................................................Matthew Falance, Lisa Winder Arden Volunteer .................................................................................................................................... Jean Markovitz Director of Marketing and Public Relations ............................................................................................ Ryan Klink Press and Promotions Manager ......................................................................................................Johnny Van Heest Art Director...............................................................................................................................................Kristy Giballa Marketing Assistant .................................................................................................................................. Maura Roche Group Sales Associate ....................................................................................................................... Katherine Perry Development Director ............................................................................................... Angela DuRoss Winterrowd Manager of Institutional Giving .................................................................................................................. Mary Duffy Manager of Individual Giving....................................................................................................... Genvieve Goldstein Development Intern ..................................................................................................................................Hanna Rehm Education Director .................................................................................................................Maureen Mullin Fowler Education Associate ...................................................................................................................................... Bryan Kerr Arden Drama School Coordinator ...................................................................................................... Donald Smith Arden Teaching Artists.............................................................. Kala Moses Baxter, Terry Brennan, Rachel Camp, Taysha Canales, James Collins, Matthew Decker, Mike Dees, Bryan DeSilva, Biko Eisin-Martin, Dionna Eshleman, Liz Filios, Charlotte Ford, Gina Giachero, Steve Gravelle, Robert Hager, Andrew Hanley, Dave Johnson, Alex Keiper, Emilie Krause, Courtney Spiker Martin, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, Matt Mastronardi, Emily Mattison, Ben Michael, Amanda Morton, Bi Jean Ngo, Steve Pacek, Samantha Pedings, Katherine Perry, Trevor Pierce, Hillary Rea, Maura Roche, Scott Sheppard, Jenna Stelmok, Shanna Tedeschi, Kate Watson Wallace Box Office Manager....................................................................................................................................... Lynn Keily Assistant Box Office Manager ...............................................................................................................Corey Masson House Manager..................................................................................................................................... Elisabeth Kersey Front of House Assistants .........................Angela Coleman, Galen Blanzaco, Sarah Dugan, Matthew Falance, Chelsey Gaskins, Regina Haigh, Matthew Mastronardi, Aubrey McKinney, Emily Mattison, Abby Perlman, Joe Pilitowski, Eva Fae Rodriguez, Jacqueline Schneider, Katie Sink, Jenna Stelmok, Max Vasapoli Production Manager ........................................................................................................................... Courtney Riggar Technical Director................................................................................................................................ Glenn Perlman Associate Production Manager .................................................................................................... Jessica Day West Master Carpenter/Shop Foreman ........................................................................................................ Justin Romeo Master Electrician ............................................................................................................................. Martin Stutzman Costume Supervisor............................................................................................................................. Alison Roberts Properties Master ............................................................................................................................ Christopher Haig Charge Scenic Artist .................................................................................................................... Kristina Chadwick Production Stage Managers .............................................................. Alec E. Ferrell, John Grassey, Kate Nelson Light Board Programmer........................................................................................................Peter Escalada-Mastick Electricians ...........................................................................................................................Maria Shaplin, Flora Vassar Stitcher ................................................................................................................................................. Rebbecca Austen Carpenters......................................................................................................................... George Spenser, T.J. Hurley Assistant to the Stage Manager.................................................................................................... Cheyenne Barboza Audio Engineer ...............................................................................................................................................Toby Pettit Costume Intern‌........................................................................................................................................Wendy Hau Scenic Construction Intern....................................................................................................................Caleb Murphy Electrics Interns ......................................................................................................................................... Megan Farley Scenic Painting Intern ......................................................................................................................... Candice Nemoff Assistant to the Sound Designer ..........................................................................................................Joseph Samala


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BARRA

239 Chestnut Street • 215.238.6900 • www.barraphilly.com

BISTRO 7

2013/14 Dining Partners

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

BISTRO ROMANO

120 Lombard Street • 215.925.8880 • www.bistroromano.com

CAMPO’S

214 Market Street • 215.923.1000 • www.camposdeli.com

NICK’S ROAST BEEF BAR AND GRILLE

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

PINOT WINE BOUTIQUE

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

POSITANO COAST BY ALDO LAMBERTI

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

RACE STREET CAFÉ

208 Race Street • 215.627.6181 • www.racestreetcafe.net

CHLÖE

232 Arch Street • 215.629.2337 • www.chloebyob.com

REVOLUTION HOUSE

200 Market Street • 215.625.4566 • www.revolutionhouse.com

FORK

306 Market Street • 215.625.9425 • www.forkrestaurant.com

THE FRANKLIN FOUNTAIN

116 Market Street • 215.627.1899 • www.franklinfountain.com

GIGI RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 319 Market Street • 215.574.8880 • www.gigiphilly.com

LUCHA CARTEL

207 Chestnut Street • 215.8257103 • www.luchacartel.com

NATIONAL MECHANICS

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

Learn more about our Dining Partners!

RISTORANTE PANORAMA

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

SASSAFRAS

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

SERRANO

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

SHANE CONFECTIONERY

110 Market Street • 215.922.1048 • www.shanecandies.com

VICTORIA FREEHOUSE

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

WEDGE + FIG

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


THE HAMILTON FAMILY ARTS CENTER $1,000,000 Financial Assistance provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Honorable Tom Corbett Governor through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) Dorrance H. Hamilton and the Hamilton Family Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran $100,000 to $500,000 The 1976 Foundation Virginia Brown Martin Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation Connelly Foundation Harmelin Media Nancy and Alan Hirsig Independence Foundation June and Steve Wolfson Family Foundation Smith Family Wyncote Foundation, at the recommendation of Leonard C. Haas $50,000 to $99,999 The Arcadia Foundation Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, as recommended by Linda and David Glickstein The CHG Charitable Trust Elizabeth H. Gemmill John and Janet Haas The Kresge Foundation Drs. Robin and Saifuddin Mama The Victory Foundation $15,000 to $49,999 John Alchin and Hal Marryatt Lois G. Brodsky Bob and Nancy Elfant Shannon and Ted Farmer Ellen and Tim Foster Christina and David Fryman Ellis K. Ginsberg Alta and N. Peter Hamilton William A. Loeb The McLean Contributionship Amy L. Murphy and Terrence J. Nolen In honor of Lee van de Velde as given by the Murphyblatt Family Tom Petro and Kris Messner Charles and Dr. Mindy Goldberg Rose Lee and Christopher van de Velde $10,000 to $14,999 Mr. Frederick W. Anton, III R. Kent and Susan Cadwalader Mimi Calter and Phil Eager

Joy De Jesús and Jamie Reynolds Michael A. Donato Shafiq K. Ebrahim Jeanne B. Fisher Family Glatfelter Family Foundation Ronna and Bob Hall Barbara and Leslie Kaplan The Brook J. Lenfest Foundation Susan G. Jacobson and Michael Golden Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Arts Education Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation Holly Kinser Richard Maimon and Susan Segal Don and Barbara Matheson Andrea Mengel and George Ritter Peggy and Steve Morgan Dorothy R. Novick and Peter N. Kenney Mr. and Mrs. Archbold D. van Beuren The Zeldin Family Foundation $5,000 to $9,999 Anonymous Best Buy Children’s Charities Brian Abernathy and Elizabeth Ireland Bethany Asplundh Sally and Michael Bailin Stanley Baurys Ivy Bayard John Bitman Jean G. Bodine Nancy Burd and Mel Nasielski Anne M. Congdon and Don LaRossa Jerry Conway Don Haskin and Lynn Martin Haskin Eileen Heisman and Martin Tuzman Josephine Klein Michael and Ellen Mulroney Harvey B. Swedloff Kathleen A. Stephenson Ted and Stevie Wolf Richard E. Woosnam and Diane Dalto Woosnam $2,500 to $4,999 Anonymous Arden Professional Apprentice Alumni Aqua Charitable Trust Rebecca and John Adams Jessica Calter and Michael Fenton Jane and Wally Evans James R. Fairburn and David Wickard Emma Harmelin, Finn Peveto, Becket Peveto, Harper Peveto Jane and Steve Heumann Caroline R. Kemmerer James Kronzer Ruth and Peter Laibson Lee Marks and Lisl Zach

John J. and Amy E. McCawley Bob Moul and Diane Herbert In memory of Diane Dawson Mullin Michael Norris and Matt Varrato Kurt and Mary-Ann Reiss Rittenhouse Square Flower Market for Children’s Charities Laura and Ron Siena Smith Family Duncan, Calum and Anne Urquhart $1,000 to $2,499 Anonymous Sophia Abigail and Talia Bennet Ansel and Lupine Chloe Lynne Ball Sheryl and Allen Bar Bauman, Goldenberg, and Hecky Family Tom and Carol Beam Sandy and Mickey Bernstein Benjamin and Libby Blank Louis Bluver Almut Breazeale Michael Buckley Tom Burke and Rick Fountas Cheryl and Bob Carfagno Carol and Bruce Caswell In memory of Garen Andrew Close Helene and Steve Cohen Anne Cook and Russ Troyer The Decker Family Julie and David Eisenhower Mr. Joseph M. Evans, Jr. and Mrs. Carolyn N. Evans Nancy and John Fischer Sandi Foxx-Jones Krissy Fraelich and Nick Hunchak George and Pooh Gephart, Jr. Dr. Anna C. Giacalone and Kenneth E. Gottschaldt Genvieve Goldstein and Clete Shields Lawrence and Susan Goren, MD Matthew and Rosemary Gubicza Michael Hollinger and Megan Bellwoar Kenneth E. and Elaine Kirby Winnie and Eric Lien Kathleen J. Nelson and John Kromer Paul Nutaitis and Robert Clark Carol and Tom O’Brien and Family Nina Patel Amy and David Pollack Dr. and Mrs. Joel Porter Douglas and Laura Pratt Karen and David Pressel Dolly Beechman Schnall in memory of Laurie Beechman Schultz & Williams In memory of Robert R. and Kathleen K. Sine


In grateful recognition to those whose generous support helped us to complete this campaign Carleene and David Slowik Anne Speyer The Stanford-Coleman Fund in Honor of William Kohler Kathleen A. Stephenson Stewart Family Joyce Ann Swoyer Justin Thomas Rosalyn and Stephen Weinstein Cathy Weiss and Ed Solomon M. Jane Williams Carol and Jeff Yetter Thomas and Jackie Zemaitis $500 to $999 ANONYMOUS (2) The Ahern and Higgins Families Nancy and Michael Davis Bob Dever Marla and Andrew Diamond Richard R. and Gladys Happy Fernandez Paula Fuchsberg Charles Gear Alice Reyes and David Glancey Robert and Janet Goren, MD Jessica Hamilton In Honor of Peter and Alta Hamilton Hannum and DiPasquale Families Paul and Sharon Kaliner Philanthropic Fund Bob and Mary Lawler John and Martha Lubell Ann Mintz and Clifford Wagner Carol Ann O’Leary Betsy Oliphant Ann Pinto McCarney Jayme S. Powers John and Claire Rodgers The Ross Family Foundation on behalf of Faye and Dan Ross Mike Salmanson and Toby Zemsky Sharon and Hal Schwalm Brian Seaman Dick and Amanda Smoot Harold and Emily Starr Adelaide Sugarman and Marshall Greenberg Robert and Susan Tafel, Jr. Joe and Renee Zuritsky $250 to $499 Anonymous (3) Richard and Joan Behr Sheila Bell Albert and Peninah Chilton Berdugo Sandy and David Beswick Jane Biberman Amy Brantz and Edward Bedrick Caroline Castasgno Gary M. Charlestein Barbara Cobb

In honor of Betty Coff Robert and Roberta Colman Jacob E. and Mary Ann Dailey Jon and Ella Edwards Taylor and Pam Fernley Connie Goochie and Kevin Dolan Gary E. and Elizabeth Grunder Esther Gushner David and Mary Jane Hackney Ann and Glenn Haig John Hogenesch and Teresa Reyes Drs. Paula and Thomas J. Humphries David and Beth Medoway Kagan Cheryl and John Kirby George F. Koch, Jr. and Santo A. DiDonato Joyce M. Laskin Steven and Marcia Lerner John and Melissa Lore John and Martha Lubell Ben, Courtney and Charley Martin Anne McHugh Gloria McNutt Alan M. and Susan B. Miller Andrea Missias and Robert Manning Theodore H. Munz, Jr. Linda H. Traver Neeld Judith and Matthew Ochs Brenda Oliphant Clifford H. and Ellen B. Pemberton F. Laurence and Mary B. Pethick John and Lisa Pitney Jason Pizzi Daniel Promislo Erin Read Alan Reinach and Dana Perlman Joseph and Helen Robinette Linda Robinson and Peter Krill Dulcie P. Romm Jane Scaccetti Bobbie and Al Schmidt Shaft Bart and Sandy Silverman and Michael and Staci Silverman in honor of Martin Zeldin’s 80th Birthday William and Mary Simpson James L. Smith Robert J. and Susan Stedman Paul Stone Keith and Linda Thompson Harold Selwyn and Judith Shadden Torrance April J. Tvarok Martin and Dorothy Vogel Mr. and Mrs. John Waldie Thomas and Susan Walther Barbara Watson Vivian J. Weinblatt Angela DuRoss Winterrowd and Michael Winterrowd Mr. and Mrs. William P. Wood, Jr. Mr. Benjamin E. Zuckerman

$100 to $249 Anonymous (2) Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Andrews M. Faith Angel Harry Bambrick Jane Beatty Judith Beck Barbara A. Bell Dick and Mimi Bell Timothy Berger Sidney Beshunsky Charlotte Biddle Thomas Blackburn Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Blank Ruth and James Bock Viola W. Bostic Patricia Bowman Mary Pat and Thomas F. Boyle J. Joseph and Mary Lou Breidenstine Dr. Bernard and Pamela Brownstein Carol W. Buettger Sandra J. and Jean Marc Choukroun Judy Cohen In honor of William and Esther Cohen Howard A. and Barbara W. Cohen Jeffrey Coon Alan and Sara Crimm Daniel Dagle Barbara Daneluzzi and Charles Laskey Thomas Davis on behalf of the Corey and Brandi Revocable Trust Thomas and Eileen Davis Nancy DeLucia Stephanie and James Deviney Rhonda Dickey Carol A. Domb Colleen Grace Donofrio Murray Dubin and Libby Rosof Donald and Geraldine Duclow W. Wallace and Joanne C. Dyer, Jr. Paul and Mary Lynn Ellis Leonard and Helen Evelev Paul and Judith Farber Donald Friedman Helene and Michael Friedman Paul and Susan Friedman Philip M. Friedman and Maryanne Noel Mark Garvin John and Sandra Gibson Teresa M. Giuliana Mr. and Mrs. William Goldman Judith Kathleen Greenacre Denah Greenberg Marlane and Harvey Guttman Marney Hague M.O. and M.R. Halbert Dona and Curt Haltiwanger Lynn and Steven Harley Daniel and Monica Hilferty Elyssa B. Kane and Jeffrey S. Levine


THE HAMILTON FAMILY ARTS CENTER Sandi Karlson Ellen and Robert Kavash Stephen and Patricia King Richard and Marla Klafter Kenneth Kline John and Michele Koskinen Marilyn and David Kraut Richard Lee The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Lee, Jr. and Kathryn Lee Norman and Bea Leopold Ruth A. Lesser Philip and Susan Lipkin, MD Donald and Judith Love Robert S. Ludwig and Joan M. Ryder Michael and Judith Marcus Mary Martin Mary Ellen Marzullo George and Judith McCarthy Sylvia McKinney Marianne T. Miller Mr. and Mrs. Martin Miller Jane Penland Meyerhoff Tracey Olkus Stanton S. Oswald R.E. Polsky Ilene Blitzstein Poses John and Anne Poulin Barbara Price Linda M. Quam Annis Lee Reeves Diane and David Richman William H. and Elizabeth R. Rivers, Jr. Louise and Francoise Rollman Edwin and Sally Rosenthal Dr. Harry Rosenthol Sheryl L. Roser Christine Rouse Peter Ryker Evelyn and Marvin Sachs Irwin C. and Carole M. Saft Suzanne G. Schilling Ellen Schwartz and Jeremy Siegel Susan Schweitzer Robert and Mary Ellen Scott Helen and Mary Rita Sheldon Neil and Cheryl Shusterman Paul Siegel Mrs. Shirley Sivitz Katherine K. Smith Bruce and Ellen Sotland Usha Srinivasan and J. Fred Stevens Ruth and David Steinman Catherine Stock Michael and Marianna Sullivan, III Daniel Szyld and Kathleen Ross Charles Tarr and Roy Ziegler Michael Templeton and Maureen Barrett Donald and Nancy Todd Carol Ann Usonis

Marvin and Leila Verman Perry Watts and Samuel Litwin Mr. Leslie F. and Ellen B. Welson Marc and Judith Wertheimer Peter and Theresa Williams Sally Wojcik $99 and under Anonymous (2) Susan Albert Lynda Allen Evelyn Alloy Morton Altshuler and Katherine Cooper Altshuler Nancy Anderson Joseph and Kristine Andrews Karen Armstrong Dr. Stuart C. and Elaine W. Baer Marcia Baker Carol Barnosky Ronald Baron A. Harvey and Helen Belitsky Roger and Erika Bergquist Ruth and David Berman Ron H. and Anita J. Bihovsky Tracy A. Broomall Jack R. Butler Mary and Frank Calter Pearl Carpel Christine Cayer Elaine Charendoff Barbara Ciesla Alan J. and Carole Cills Brona Cohen Howard and Ruth Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Cohen, Esq. Warren and Ellen Cohen Mike and Dorothy Cooper Elizabeth Corman Barbara Cortese Arthur and Utta Covello Leonard Cupingood Elaine Daniele Miriam and Samuel Diamond Catherine M. Dickerson Nancy Dilcher Jerry Ehrlich Marcia Feinstein Leonard and Leila Finkelstein Douglas B. and Donna L. Fisher Paula Freilich Charles A. Gaglia, Jr. Beverly Gast Judi and Joel Gerstl Blossom Gica Peggy Glover Edward A. Green Robert and Rosalyn Gross David and Carolyn Rowe Hale Gail and Henry Hauptfuhrer Beverly Hayden and James Taylor

Leigh Ann Hewston William J. and Barbara R. Hickey Daniel and Monica Hilferty William and Margaret Hill I. Leonard and Audrey Hoffman William and Lisa Hoffman Richard Hudson and Joy Wadleigh Richard and Michele Hunn, MD Valerie M. Jones Associates Anthony C. Kahn Nihad Kaiseruddin and Syed Afzal Doris Kalan Thomas and Barbara Kane Bonnie Kapenstein in honor of, Harry Philibosian Karen Kaplan Susan Kaplan Jeanne Kiefner Alan and Elaine Klawans Harold and Maris Kobb Jerry and Deena Koffler Frieda Lefeber Ruth Levikoff Judd Levingston and Hillary Kruger G. Alan and Laura G. Libove Kathleen J. Mahan Regina Maizel Pam Marshall Family Vincent Massimiano Mark E. Mendenhall Eugene H. and Marilyn L. Miller Virginia H. Mills Helen and Robert Mintzes Ann Marie Murphy Frances C. Novack Dr. Burton and Diane Nussbaum Ruth L. Orenstein Aaron and Joann Oseroff Steve Pacek Cynthia Paul Dr. and Mrs. A.R. Polis Francis and Patricia Preston Phyllis Priester Ange and Jan Puig Ralph and Marilyn Quinn Carol and John Rauch Ann D. Repplier, Ph.D. Gary Risler Maxine Rosen Helene Rosenman Joan and Al Rosenberg in honor of Diane Petrosky Lynn Maree Ross Louis Rossman, DMD and Val Rossman Alexander G. and Marjorie Russell Mark. E. Sandberg A.M. Shatzman and K.M. Kaplan Karen Schermerhorn and Evan Seymour Karyn Scher


THE HAMILTON FAMILY ARTS CENTER George and Cathy Schuler Ruth Segal Martin Shulewitz and Susan Cooper Richard D. and Jo Ann S. Simon Stephen and Marilyn Skwire John and Leslie Slatterly Richard Smith Beverly Solomon Vivienne and Herbert Spector Anthea Spencer Nicholas Spennato Paula Spielberg Nicholas Spennato Paula Spielberg Jerry and Joyce Stein Richard and Diane Steinbrink Judith P. Sussholtz Joseph Taylor and Claudia L. Huot Edward and Carolyn Tyndall in honor of Tyndall Edward Carol Urovsky Joan Violante Robin Vogel Tracey Welson Rossman in honor of, Bob Moul Harold Weiner Elizabeth Weinreb Nancy L. Wood George Zolot

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three sisters Profile on set designer Eugene Lee “Nothing makes me happier than an impossible space and an impossible project.” -Eugene Lee Eugene Lee is one of the most prolific set designers working in the American Theater. Throughout his remarkable career he has been bestowed multiple honors including three Tony Awards for the original production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and the musical Wicked. We are thrilled to have Eugene design the set for the Arden’s upcoming production of Three Sisters. Eugene’s set designs are known for their unique, admired technique of changing spaces and using the stage to its full potential. When he designs a set, he often redesigns the theatre, repositioning exits, lights booths, even walls to accommodate the play. He has stated that when designing a set “I prefer walking into an empty space and creating from there.” Terry Nolen spent time studying Eugene’s 1973 landmark design of Candide when planning the Arden’s environmental staging of Sweeney Todd and Pacific Overtures. The Arden’s reconfiguration of our theater spaces based on the needs of each individual production was inspired largely by Eugene Lee’s work. When it comes to set design, Eugene Lee, to put it simply, is a force. His early education included stints studying at the University of Wisconsin, the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh and the Art Institute in Chicago before eventually ending up at the Yale School of Drama. Meanwhile, a friend, director Andre Gregory, offered him a job at his new theatre in Philadelphia, called the Theatre of the Living Arts, located on South Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets. “So for a while, I was commuting back and forth from Philadelphia to New Haven,” he said. “I didn’t mind – working was more fun than school.” Eugene and Andre worked on many productions together at the TLA, and in its short existence the theater carved out a name as one of the most vital, controversial and mostwatched theaters in America. Their infamous production of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame in 1966 featured a set made out of found materials that Lee built himself. The production, though, met with a divided and controversial response from critics and audiences in Philadelpha, ended up touring the country with re-mountings at Yale and in New York. After the demise of the TLA in 1967 (it still stands on South Street, now coverted into a concert venue), Eugene, at only 28 years old, became the resident designer at Trinity Repertory Company, a regional theater in Providence, Rhode Island. He remains in that position today and calls Providence his home.


While in residence at Trinity and designing projects in New York City, Eugene got a call from a young producer named Lorne Michaels and “accidentally” fell into television. Michaels had seen and loved Candide and wanted Eugene to serve as the Production Designer for a new show he was creating called Saturday Night Live. Thirty-nine years later, Eugene still designs for the show. “Over the years whenever I felt [Saturday Night Live] has lost something, a feeling that we have wandered off our original principles—I turn to Eugene to restore the balance. He is the keeper of the flame with me—the true heart of the show” says Lorne Michaels. Eugene Lee’s list of longtime collaborators reads like a who’s who of the contemporary theatre. In addition to working with Andre Gregory he has also worked with legendary stage directors Hal Prince, Adrian Hall, Peter Brook and Michael Lindsey-Hogg as well as film directors Francis Ford Coppola, John Houston and Louis Malle. His career also includes a rich regional theatre presence, as well as multiple Emmy nominations for his work on other television programs.

Eugene Lee at his studio in Providence, R.I.

Between now and March (when Three Sisters begins performances), Eugene is designing a new set for Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show takeover in February, working on the world premiere of a new Athol Fugard play, The Shadow of the Hummingbird, at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre next spring, and designing for a new musical from Jonathan Lethem’s novel Fortress of Solitude co-produced by the Dallas Theatre Center and the Public Theatre in Manhattan. Oh, and one other big project looms on the horizon – designing a new set for Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary next year. The signature Grand Central Station set that established a 10year record for longest-used SNL set “will need to go.” “It’ll be traumatic,” he admitted, “because that one is kind of settled in. But it’s been around too long, and it’s good to shake things up.” In terms of slowing down? “I don’t see any retirement. If they stop calling me, then it’s over. If you stop doing things, you die. So I guess I keep doing things, you know?” Visit www.ardentheatre.org/2014/threesisters.html to see a video of the cast of the Arden’s Three Sisters reading excerpts of the play.

Three Sisters is supported by a grant from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage


ARDEN CHILDREN’S THEATRE PRESENTS

Based on the book by Dr. Seuss Directed by

Doug Hara and Steve Pacek Play originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain

Apr 16 - Jun 22

Arden DRAMA SCHOOL

Summer Camp goes on sale JAN 20 with EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS Arden Drama School is sponsored by:

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Michael Hollinger, Playwright-in-Residence Arden Theatre Company is excited to announce Philadelphia playwright Michael Hollinger as the 2014 Writers’ Room Playwright-in-Residence. The Writers’ Room, the Arden’s new play development residency, invites audiences to follow a playwright as they develop a play from page to stage. Instrumental in developing Philadelphia’s reputation as a home for writers, Michael has written seven plays that premiered at the Arden: Ghost-Writer, Opus,Tooth and Claw, Red Herring,Tiny Island, Incorruptible and An Empty Plate in the Café Du Grand Boeuf. Michael also translated and co-adapted the Arden’s 2011 production of Cyrano. These plays have enjoyed numerous productions nationally; Opus, which premiered at the Arden in 2006, went on to become one of the most produced plays of 2009. Michael’s work has also been seen abroad in London, Paris, Athens, Poland, Slovenia, and, most recently, in Tokyo this fall. This season will end with a new production of Incorruptible which first premiered in the Arden’s 95/96 season. About his work with the Arden, Michael says: “Since we began our collaboration nearly 20 years ago, my plays, and the Arden’s commitment to producing them, have helped establish Philadelphia as a major national center for the development and production of new work. These plays…and my commitment to educating people about process have helped cultivate audiences in this city for new work. When I travel around the country, for readings, workshops or productions, I become a kind of “ambassador” for Philadelphia’s vibrant arts and culture scene. And the plays travel without me, sometimes very far, yet always linking back to their place of origin.” Michael will be in residency with the Arden developing his new piece, The Kidney Play, in preparation for its premiere as part of the Arden’s 2014/15 season. Set in Philadelphia, The Kidney Play is a comedy that considers what we owe our parents and our children. Through our Inside the Writers’ Room program, audiences can observe Michael’s process as he develops The Kidney Play with Arden staff and artists. Audiences will be invited into Michael’s process through a selection of special events including conversations with the playwright, open rehearsals, and public readings. The 2014 Writers’ Room offers a unique opportunity for behind-the-scenes access during our spring production of Incorruptible, a dark comedy from earlier in his career. Interested? Contact Sally Ollove at sollove@ardentheatre.org and check our website regularly for updates and event announcements. The Writers’ Room is made possible by the Independence Foundation New Theatre Works Initiative.


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L to R: Derrick Cobey, Terri Bibb, Sarah Kleeman, Elisa Matthews, and Eric Jon Mahlum in A Little Night Music (2013). Joilet F. Harris in A Raisin in the Sun (2013). Eric Hissom and Grace Gonglewski in A Moon for the Misbegotten (2011). Jerome Preston Bates and Joniece Abott-Pratt in Stick Fly (2013). Douglass Rees and Megan Bellwoar in Ghost-Writer (2010). Ben Dibble and Jennie Eisenhower in Parade (2013). James Ijames and Craig Spidle in Superior Donuts (2011). Eric Hissom in Cyrano (2012). August: Osage County (2011).

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