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Book and Lyrics by MARSHA NORMAN Music by LUCY SIMON Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett Lighting Designer

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New Orchestrations by LARRY LEES Based on the Original Orchestrations by WILLIAM DAVID BROHN Production Conceived by TERRENCE J. NOLEN^ and JORGE COUSINEAU Directed by TERRENCE J. NOLEN^ Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting Arden Theatre Company. Honorary Producers: Fred and Emily Anton Applause, please, for our Media Partner: Original Broadway Production Produced by: Heidi Landesman, Rick Steiner, Frederic H. Mayerson, Elizabeth Williams; Jujamcyn Theatres/TV ASAHI and Dodger Productions. Originally produced by the Virginia Stage Company, Charles Towers, Artistic Director THE SECRET GARDEN is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. Arden Theatre Company receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. + Member of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829

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When we put together seasons, I avoid overarching themes. I want the work we produce in any given season to be as varied as possible: new work, reimagined classics, musicals, adaptations. I love when productions speak to similar ideas over the years - such as A Raisin in the Sun after Clybourne Park, and following last year's Macbeth with this season's Equivocation - but we have always avoided overarching themes that tie a season together. Yet, as we began this current season, I realized that there was a strong theme that resonated throughout this year's productions: the notion that change is inevitable and transformation is possible. The metamorphoses of Ovid's tales; Shagspeare transforming history into art in Equivocation; Funnyman's Chick Sherman reinventing his career and his relationship with his daughter; an era of change for the Hill District and its citizens in Two Trains Running; and now, a musical that promises that no matter how long winter lasts, spring is coming. That's one of theatre's great strengths: it can remind us of the deeper truths that we know but of which we sometimes lose sight. And that is the power of Marsha Norman's and Lucy Simon's brilliant musical The Secret Garden; it reminds us, in glorious song, that even in our darkest times, transformation is possible. As we end this season, we are deep into planning for next year. No theme as far as I can tell, but five incredible stories that we are burning to tell. Aaron Posner's acclaimed Stupid - - - Bird, one of the most produced plays in the country and hailed by LA Weekly as "The best Chekhov adaptation in two decades." Matthew Lopez's fierce and funny new play The Legend of Georgia McBride, featuring Dito van Reigersberg of Martha Graham Cracker fame (hailed by Philadelphia Inquirer as "The Drag Queen King of Philadelphia"). The beautiful new play John by Annie Baker, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who is one of the most exciting writers of her generation, which will feature Carla Belver, who memorably brought Violet Weston to life in August: Osage County. A vibrant new production of A Midsummer Night's Dream that will fill the Haas Stage with music, magic and Philadelphia's most exciting up-and-coming artists. And, this time next year we'll end the season with the legendary musical Gypsy with Mary Martello as Mama Rose. Frank Rich referred to Mama Rose as "Broadway's own brassy, unlikely answer to King Lear." I don't know about you, but I want to see Mary Martello's King Lear. To those of you who have already subscribed, thank you. To those of you who haven't, please subscribe today. Next season promises to be an extraordinary year, and we want you to be part of it. Thank you for joining us for The Secret Garden. We really appreciate it.

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HONORARY PRODUCERS Fred and Emily Anton Frederick W. Anton, III, is Chairman of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association. He has been a supporter of the Arden since 1990 when the Arden created St. Stephen’s Alley at 10th and Ludlow Streets, next door to PMA’s headquarters in the former Federal Reserve Bank Building at 925 Chestnut Street. During that time, he founded and hosted the Arden’s Leadership Night, an annual advocacy event that introduced leaders of this region to the Arden’s plays and programming. These Leadership events played a key role in broadening the Arden’s base of supporters, as well as introducing new board members and key supporters. During those St. Stephen’s Alley years, Mr. Anton and PMA generously donated use of a building on Ludlow Street that served as the Arden’s rehearsal space and set and costume shops. In addition, Mr. Anton played a leadership role in the Arden’s move to our current facility in Old City. PMA’s Paul Luber used his real estate expertise and spent a considerable amount of time and energy working on the conversion of this building. For the transformative contributions to the Arden, in 2011 Mr. Anton was selected by the Arden Board of Directors to be one of the inaugural members of the Cornerstone Society, an honorary group of individuals who have moved the organization forward in a significant way. Mr. Anton acknowledges the role F. Otto Haas — the man for whom our mainstage theatre is named — played in his life and career. “Otto was my mentor. He was Chairman of the Board of PMA when I first became President. Otto and I worked together on political action for the betterment of Pennsylvania. We also shared a mutual interest in the arts — first with the Walnut Street Theatre and then for Arden Theatre Company.” Fred and Emily Anton are enthusiastic supporters of the Arden, having served as the Honorary Producers since the 2007/08 season, and like the Arden, have a great passion for great stories by great storytellers. They are thrilled to support The Secret Garden. We thank Fred and Emily Anton for their ongoing extraordinary support of the Arden. Their tremendous generosity helps to make possible our work on the stage, in the classroom and in the community.

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DIRECTOR’S Notes I have been interested in The Secret Garden since its original Broadway premiere in 1991. The role of Dickon was played by John Cameron Mitchell, who lived across the hall from me during my freshman year at college, so I was excited to follow the development of the show (John created even greater excitement when he went on to write and star in Hedwig and the Angry Inch). I was intrigued that Marsha Norman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright for her searing 'Night Mother, was making her first foray into musical theatre by writing book and lyrics for the piece; she has since then become quite expert at creating musicals out of literary sources, having also done The Color Purple and The Bridges of Madison County. I didn't know the composer, Lucy Simon, except that Carly Simon was her sister. I loved the show. This is a musical with great heart and an extraordinary score, one that is thrilling and exquisitely beautiful. But I never considered directing it, as I was more interested in demon barbers and pointillist paintings at the time. It is the score that kept bringing me back to The Secret Garden. Over the years, whenever actors would sing from this show at auditions, I would be reminded of its power and beauty, and ask them to sing the song from start to finish. A few years ago, I remember walking backstage and hearing Jeff Coon sing selections from The Secret Garden in the Green Room, his clarion voice soaring with the music; again, I was struck by its tremendous power. And though I hadn't heard it, from the moment I met her, I could imagine the power of Alex Keiper singing "Move On." This is a score that needed to be heard. I now have two sons, and of course, being a parent shifts how you see the world. It certainly deepened my appreciation for this story -- and my need to bring it to our stage. Though beloved by children for generations, The Secret Garden, and this musical adaptation, examines the most profound questions: How do we make sense of the unthinkable? How do we dare risk connection when loss is inevitable? Not surprisingly, the ache that exists in this story was borne of experience: Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote The Secret Garden after the death of her 16-year old son. This story and the questions it asks move me deeply. And I love the score more than ever, for it remains exquisitely beautiful and has the power to take me deep inside myself. It's been thrilling being in rehearsals for this production, surrounded by such a remarkable group of artists, living inside of this story, hearing this music every day. I am very excited to share this production with you and to hear this glorious score fill our theatre. I am also excited to share this Secret Garden with my sons, to experience this story through their eyes. During rehearsals for this production, my Assistant Director Amanda Schoonover texted me a photo that she took while walking to rehearsal. It was a sign in a garden outside of South Philly High that read: "To grow a garden is to believe in tomorrow." A perfect sign for this piece. For that's what we strive to do, isn't it? As artists, as teachers, as parents -- to believe in tomorrow. Be optimistic -- for all great things spring from hope.


Cast of Characters In order of appearance: Lily Craven...........................................................................................Elisa Matthews* Mary Lennox.............................................................................................Bailey Ryon* Rose Lennox, Alice, Robin......................................................................Sarah Gliko* Captain Albert Lennox, Lieutenant Ian Shaw......................................James Stabp Archibald Craven...................................................................................Jeffrey Coon* Dr. Neville Craven......................................................................................Jim Hogan* Mrs. Medlock...........................................................................................Sally Mercer* Martha.......................................................................................................Alex Keiper* Dickon.......................................................................................................Steve Pacek* Lieutenant Wright, Ben.................................................................Anthony Lawton* Colin Craven ..........................................................................................Hudson Orfe Fakir............................................................................................................Nikhil Saboo Ayah.........................................................................................................Joanne Javien* Major Holmes, Major Shelley................................................................Scott Greer* Mrs. Shelley, Mrs. Winthrop .................................................................Erika Amato* UNDERSTUDIES:

Jason Armstrong (Dickon), Madison Auch (Martha), Bryce Crandall (Albert), Shannon DeVaughn (Male Ensemble), Nate Golden (Neville), Katie Horner (Lily), Liam Keenan (Colin), Morgan Murphy (Mary), Jenna Pinchbeck (Medlock), Nicole Renna (Rose, Ayah), James Stabbp (Archibald), Lindsay Wolgel (Female Ensemble, Mrs.Winthrop)

Orchestra Keyboard/Conductor......................................................................Amanda Morton Reed 1 (Clarinet/Flute/Piccolo/Bass Clarinet).....................................Sean Bailey Reed 2 (Oboe/English Horn)...........................................................Matthew Shipp Violin..............................................................................................................Ryan Kiple Viola...........................................................................................................Amber Reed Cello.............................................................................................................Justin Yoder Trumpet........................................................................................................Tom Cook Bass.......................................................................................................Andrew Nelson Percussion....................................................................................................Mike Reilly Reed 3 (Piccolo)......................................................................................Sarah Gliko* Accoustic Guitar....................................................................................Scott Greer* Music Preparation by Mad Tea Music Arden Theatre Company is a professional company employing members of Actors’ Equity Association. *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. Please check houseboards for any program changes.

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Musical Numbers ACT ONE Opening Dream..........................................Lily, Fakir, Mary & Company There’s a Girl.................................................................The Company The House Upon the Hill..............................................The Company I Heard Someone Crying.............Mary, Archibald, Lily & Company A Fine White Horse.................................................................Martha A Girl in the Valley..................................Lily, Archibald, & Dreamers It’s a Maze..........................................Mary, Ben, Dickon & Martha Winter’s on the Wing...........................................................Dickon Show Me the Key....................................Mary, Dickon & The Robin A Bit of Earth....................................................................Archibald Storm I.......................................................................The Company Storm II...............................................................Mary & Dreamers Round-Shouldered Man..........................................................Colin Final Storm................................................................The Company

ACT TWO The Girl I mean to Be..............................................Mary & Company Quartet...............................................Archibald, Neville, Rose & Lily Race You to the Top of the Morning..................................Archibald Wick.............................................................................Dickon & Mary Come to My Garden.......................................................Lily & Colin Come Spirit, Come Charm.................Mary, Martha, Dickon, Fakir, Ayah, Lily, & Company A Bit of Earth (Reprise).......................................Lily, Rose & Albert Disappear.............................................................................Neville Hold On...............................................................................Martha Letter Song.............................................Mary, Martha & Archibald Where in the World ..........................................................Archibald How Could I Ever Know.............................................Lily & Archibald Finale ........................................................................The Company TIME: 1906 PLACE: Colonial India, and Misselthwaite Manor in North Yorkshire, England.


Who’s Who ERIKA AMATO (Mrs. Shelley, Mrs.Winthrop) Arden debut. Broadway National Tour: Flashdance:The Musical. Off-Broadway: Signs of Life, The Sphinx Winx. Regional: Sleeping Beauty Wakes (The Centre Theatre Group); Paint Your Wagon (Geffen Playhouse); Into the Woods (Ocean State Theatre); Hairspray (Tuacahn); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (The Wick Theatre). Film/Television: Friends and Strangers, Enchanted, A Couple of Days and Nights,Win Ben Stein’s Money, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bringing Up Jack, Quantum Leap. B.A. from Vassar College, General Honors and Honors in Drama. Erika has also released 5 albums with her band,Velvet Chain. For full bio, visit www.erikaamato.com. JEFFREY COON (Archibald Craven) Arden: Parade,Tulipomania, Sunday in the Park with George (2009-10), Candide, Frog and Toad (2008-09), Assassins, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, The Underpants, Frog And Toad (2004-05), Baby Case, Bunnicula, As You Like It,The Jungle Book,The Baker’s Wife, Merrily We Roll Along, Falsettos, Sunday in the Park with George (1993-94), Sweeney Todd. Regional: The Music Man, A Streetcar Named Desire (Walnut Street Theatre Company); Act II Playhouse; Prince Music Theatre. Thanks as always to the entire staff at the Arden but especially to Terry, Amy, Ryan, and Amanda. Love as always to P, J, and J. This one is for my kids. SARAH GLIKO (Rose, Alice, Robin) Arden: Mrs. Phagan in Parade, Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web, Rita in James Joyce’s The Dead. Regional: The Hard Problem (U.S. Premier, The Wilma Theater), Antigone, Hamlet, Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq (The Wilma Theatre); The Screwtape Letters,The Liar (Lantern Theatre); Around the World in 80 Days, Love Story, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story,The Ugly One (Walnut Street Theatre). Sarah is a member of the Hothouse at The Wilma Theater. SCOTT GREER (Major Holmes, Major Shelley) Arden: Over 30 shows including La Bête,Three Sisters, Parade, Cyrano,The Flea and the Professor,The Threepenny Opera, Sunday in the Park with George, Something Intangible, Wittenberg. Regional: Of Mice and Men (Milwaukee Rep; Arizona Theatre Company); Buddy:The Buddy Holly Story, Les Miserables, A Streetcar Named Desire (Walnut Street Theatre); To The Moon,This is The Week That Is, (1812 Productions); The Whale, Rizzo, North of the Boulevard (Theatre Exhile); Twelfth Night (Pig Iron); Stella and Lou (People’s Light); Blue Orange (InterAct). Won 5 Barrymore Awards. “Best Theatre Talent 2014” Philadelphia Magazine. Love always to Jen and Lily. JIM HOGAN (Dr. Neville Craven) Arden: Henrik Egerman in A Little Night Music. Broadway National Tour: George in Spring Awakening. Regional credits and upcoming:Voice of Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Sacramento Music Circus); Gordon in The Circus in Winter (Goodspeed Musicals); Huey Calhoun in Memphis (Arvada Center). Film/Television: The Seagull. Training: Penn State University. Jim is a soloist with symphony orchestras across the country and Canada. Twitter/Instagram: @JimHogan220. Thanks to Terry, Matt, Ryan, Amanda, Niki, Jorge, CGF, and the Hogans. JOANNE JAVIEN (Ayah) Arden debut. Broadway National Tour: Thoroughly Modern Millie (First National Tour); Regional: South Pacific (Music Theatre of Wichita; Westchester Broadway Theatre; Paper Mill Playhouse); Avenue Q (Adirondack Theatre Festival); Miss Saigon (Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera; St. Louis MUNY; Walnut Street Theatre); Two Gentlemen of Verona (Public Theatre/NYSF); Les Miserables (North Shore Music Theatre); The King and I (Ogunquit Playhouse); Songs for A New World (Act II Playhouse). Film/Television: Easter Mysteries. Training:Vocal Performance at Manhattan School of Music. Proud AEA member. Special thanks to Terry, Ryan, and Amanda. Love to my parents, brother Allen, and my husband, Chad. Next role: Mom to Baby Coudriet making its debut Oct. 16. www.joannejavien.com. ALEX KEIPER (Martha) Arden: Metamorphoses, La Bête, Incorruptible, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Parade, A Little Night Music, Cinderella,Tulipomania,The Flea and the Professor. Regional: Moon Over Buffalo (Gulfshore Playhouse); Field Hockey Hot, Ordinary Days (11th Hour Theatre Company); Down Past Passyunk (InterAct Theatre Company); Kimberly Akimbo,The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre Horizon); Proof (Walnut Street Theatre); Assassins (Milwaukee Rep).Training: Atlantic Acting School Summer Intensive (2013); University of the Arts, Musical Theatre (2007).Thanks to Terry, Matt, Ryan, Amanda, Niki, and Schoonie, and the cast and crew for an incredible experience. Love to Mom, Dad, Ryan, Matty & Doh. www.alexkeiper.com.


Who’s Who ANTHONY LAWTON (Lieutenant Wright, Ben) Anthony Lawton has acted in Philadelphia for twenty-four years. This is his 19th show at the Arden. Favorite credits: Of Mice and Men (Walnut Street Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Arden Theatre Company); Twelfth Night (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival). In 2005, Lawton wrote The Foocy, which garnered five Barrymore nominations (including Best New Play). Film: Silver Linings Playbook, Unbreakable, Invincible; TV: Hack, Cold Case. The Philadelphia City Paper named him the city’s “Best One-Man Theatre” for his solo productions of The Devil and Billy Markham, The Great Divorce, and The Screwtape Letters. For more information: www.anthonylawtonactor.com. ELISA MATTHEWS (Lily Craven) Arden: Mrs. Anderssen in A Little Night Music, Elizabeth in Winesburg Ohio, Johanna in Sweeny Todd. Regional and upcoming: Show Boat (Ocean City Pops), The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady (Media Theatre); Little Women (Bristol Riverside Theatre); Camelot (Ohio Light Opera); The Secret Garden (11th Hour Theatre); The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Delaware); A Christmas Carol (People’s Light). Training: Penn State University. Elisa is a two-time Barrymore nominee. She has been a guest soloist with many orchestras including the Philly Pops and Ocean City Pops. Thank you to her parents, husband Diego, and son Luca for their love and support. www.elisamatthews.com. SALLY MERCER (Mrs. Medlock) Arden: Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music; Miss Havisham and others in Great Expectations; Modron in Sleeping Beauty. Regional: Claire in Uncanny Valley (InterAct). HUDSON ORFE (Colin Craven) Arden debut. Regional: Amahl and the Night Visitors (Kyrenia Opera Company); Peter Pan (Kelsey Theater). Hudson attended the American Boychoir School as a soloist in the touring Concert Choir, and he appeared on several occasions with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Hudson recently performed with the American Boychoir in multiple venues, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Carnegie Hall, with Sarah McLachlan, Ioan Gruffudd, and Zachary Levi. Hudson can be heard on several Music Together CD’s. Hudson thanks his parents and his brother for being super supportive, no matter what. STEVE PACEK (Dickon) Arden: Metamorphoses, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Robin Hood, Clybourne Park, The Borrowers, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Franklin’s Apprentice, Pacific Overtures,The Dead. Regional: Peter and the Starcatcher (Arkansas Repertory Theatre); 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!: The Musical! (Act II Playhouse & Montgomery Theater); Ordinary Days (11th Hour Theatre Company); The Bomb-itty of Errors (Milwaukee Repertory Theater).Training: BFA Ithaca College. Many thanks to Terry and the entire Arden family. BAILEY RYON (Mary Lennox) Arden debut. Broadway: Matilda the Musical; How the Grinch Stole Christmas (tour); Sandman. Regional: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Fulton Opera House). Film/Television: Matilda the Musical (Macy’s Day Parade; The Tony Awards; Good Morning America; Live with Kelly and Michael). Training: EMC Performing Arts Studio, Phillip Pelkington (voice), Susquehanna Youth Ballet. Bailey is excited to be a part of this amazing show and thanks to her family, especially her mom, dad, and grandfather; her agent John Shea and EMC performing Arts Studio; and the whole cast and crew. Bailey is a 2013 Tony Honor Recipient for Matilda the Musical, and a 2013 Grammy Nominee for the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Matilda the Musical. NIKHIL SABOO (Fakir) Arden Theatre debut. National Tour: Ensemble in A Christmas Story:The Musical. Regional credits: Flotsam in The Little Mermaid, Courferac in Les Miserables (Sharon Playhouse). OffBroadway: Samadhi in The Transposed Heads (written and directed by Julie Taymor at The Public Theater). Off-Off Broadway: The Cave: A Folk Opera (The Access Theater); Beatsville, Sweet Smell of Success; Starting Here, Starting Now, All The Kids Are Doing It,The Legend of New York (NYU Steinhardt). Training: New York University: Steinhardt – Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance (Music Theatre) Class of 2015. Thank you to family, friends, and CTG. JAMES STABP (Captain Albert Lennox, Lieutenant Ian Shaw) Arden debut. Regional: Anthony in Sweeney Todd, Seabee in South Pacific, and Bernardo/Lucianus in Hamlet (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival). James is an incoming M.F.A. Musical Theatre graduate student at The Boston Conservatory. He would like to thank Terry, Ryan and the rest of the creative team for this wonderful opportunity.


Who’s Who LUCY SIMON (Music) is the composer of the musical Zhivago which had its premiere at La Jolla Playhouse. She made her Broadway debut in 1991 as the composer of The Secret Garden, for which she received Tony and Drama Desk nominations, the Drama-Logue Award and a Grammy nomination for the recording of the score. She received two Grammy Awards for her In Harmony albums, which she co-wrote and produced. Ms. Simon wrote songs for the film A Simple Wish and contributed songs for the long-running review A... My Name is Alice. She began her professional career at the age of 16 with her sister Carly as part of The Simon Sisters. MARSHA NORMAN (Music & Lyrics, Book) is the winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize, Blackburn Prize, Hull-Warriner, and Drama Desk Awards for her play 'Night, Mother. In 1992 she won a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for her book for the Broadway musical The Secret Garden. She also wrote the book for the Broadway musical, The Color Purple, for which she also received a Tony nomination. Her play, Master Butcher’s Singing Club, premiered at the Guthrie Theatre in the fall of 2010. She won a Peabody Award for her writing on the HBO television series In Treatment starring Gabriel Byrne and Dianne Wiest. Her most recent work is the adaptation of The Trumpet of the Swan: A Novel Symphony for Actors and Orchestra, with music conducted and written by Jason Robert Brown. The CD has been released by TRW and PS Classics. Her other plays include Getting Out, for which she won the John Gassner Medallion and the American Theater Critics Association Citation; Third and Oak:The Laundromat and The Pool Hall;The Holdup;Traveler in the Dark; Sarah and Abraham; Loving Daniel Boone,Trudy Blue; and Last Dance. LARRY LEES (Orchestrations) is a composer, lyricist, orchestrator, and conductor, whose major works include the original musicals: Jonestown, 16 Days, and Wonder Pig; as well as the operatic work, Obesa Cantavit. His award-nominated work has also been featured in numerous plays, circuses, and concert evenings – and is frequently performed in some of the country’s leading music venues. Visit www.larrylees.com for more information. TERRENCE J. NOLEN (Director) is co-founder and Producing Artistic Director of Arden Theatre Company. Favorite Arden productions include all-Philadelphia casts of August: Osage County, Death of a Salesman,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. JORGE COUSINEAU (Scenic and Video Designer) Arden: Funnyman, Equivocation, Passion, Under the Skin, La Bête, Incorruptible,Three Sisters, Sideways Stories from Wayside School, Parade, A Little Night Music, Next to Normal. Regional: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Seed Folk (Children’s Theatre Company); When Tang Met Laika (The Denver Center for the Performing Arts); Opus (Primary Stages); Language Room, Scorched (The Wilma Theater); The Mountaintop, Grey Gardens,The Happiness Lecture (Philadelphia Theatre Company). OLIVERA GAJIC (Costume Designer) Arden: Metamorphoses; Great Expectations;Three Sisters;The Flea and the Professor. OffBroadway: 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. SOLOMON WEISBARD (Lighting Designer) Arden: Equivocation; Macbeth. Other theatres: This Golden State (Magic); Rite of Spring (Martha Graham Dance Company); Soldier’s Tale (With Michael Cerveris at Yale/Carnegie Hall); Stones in his Pockets (Yale Repertory Theatre); Men on Boats (Clubbed Thumb); Daniel Alexander Jones’The Integrator’s Manual (La MaMa); The Homecoming, Cedars, The Lion in Winter, A Class Act (Berkshire Theatre Festival); Christina Anderson’s Hollow Roots (The Public Theater/ Under the Radar Festival); The Pavilion (The Barrow Group); You for Me for You, Jitney, A Christmas Carol (Drammy Nomination, Portland Playhouse); The Film Society (Keen Company/ Theatre Row).Training: M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama. Member: USA 829. www.solweisbard.com.


Who’s Who DANIEL PERELSTEIN (Sound Designer) is a freelance sound designer, composer, and musical director in Philadelphia. Arden: Passion, Parade, Next to Normal, The Jungle Book, Pinocchio, others. Recent designs at Primary Stages; McCarter Theatre;Virginia Stage Co,; Opera Philadelphia; Wilma Theater; People’s Light; Kimmel Center; others. Artistic Associate at The Wilma Theater. Resident sound designer for the Bearded Ladies Cabaret. Daniel has received two Barrymore Awards and fourteen Barrymore award nominations in three categories. Independence Foundation Fellowship, 2013. B.S. Engineering, B.A. Music, Swarthmore College. For Dad. RYAN TOUHEY (Musical Director) Arden: Music Director for Parade, Passion. Asst. Music Director for A Little Night Music, Next to Normal, and Tulipomania. Off-Broadway: ATOMIC, Dreamgirls. Regional: Arena Stage; Delaware Theatre Company, People’s Light; Adirondack Theatre Festival; Bristol Riverside Theatre; Theatre Horizon; Delaware REP; 11th Hour Theatre Company; Florida Studio Theatre; Prince Music Theater. Recently worked on Rock & Roll Hall of Fame singer Darlene Love’s new album Introducing Darlene Love produced by E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt. Ryan is a four-time Barrymore Award nominee in Philadelphia and AUDELCO Award Winner in New York City. Training: B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, University of the Arts. For Rebecca. NIKI COUSINEAU (Choreographer) Arden: Passion, Parade,The Jungle Book, A Little Night Music, Next to Normal, and Sunday in the Park with George. Training: B.F.A. University of the Arts. Awards: Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Niki is co-director of Subcircle, a performance and installation company www.subcircle.org. Love and thanks to my kids for their patience and general awesomeness. AMANDA MORTON (Associate Musical Director/Conductor) is a freelance music director and teaching artist. Select credits include: Passion, Parade (Arden); Into the Woods (2015 Barrymore Award), Spring Awakening (Theatre Horizon); Kiss of the Spider Woman, A New Brain (11th Hour Theatre Company); Malpractice Makes Perfect (York Theatre Company); Peter & I (American Theatre of Actors); We Tell the Story:The Songs of Ahrens & Flaherty (Lortel Theatre). Additionally, she collaborates with partner Larry Lees on writing original musicals. Big thanks to MSD, TJN, and Tou-Hey. For LJ, mom, and dad. AMANDA SCHOONOVER (Assistant Director) has served as Assistant Director with Flashpoint and Orbiter 3. She is best known as a two-time Barrymore Award winning actress. Thank you to Terry and The Arden for this opportunity to become a more well-rounded artist. ALEC E. FERRELL (Stage Manager) Past Arden credits include: Funnyman, Metamorphoses, 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. KATE NELSON (Assistant Stage Manager) Arden: Two Trains Running; Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates;The Jungle Book; Under the Skin; Great Expectations; Sideways Stories from Wayside School; Parade; Ghost-Writer. Regional: Becky Shaw; I Love You,You’re Perfect, Now Change (Montgomery Theater); Cinderella, Six Characters in Search of an Author (People’s Light). AMY L. MURPHY (Managing Director) A Philadelphia native, Amy co-founded the Arden in 1988 with Terrence J. Nolen and Aaron Posner. She is especially proud of the Arden Professional Apprentice program and its contribution to the Philadelphia cultural community. She completed the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders-Arts. Amy serves on the Board of 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. Amy was named a Hepburn Fellow 2008-9 by the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College. ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY Founded in 1988, Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers–on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community. We stage five productions each season as part of our mainstage series and two productions through Arden Children’s Theatre, the city’s first resident professional children’s theatre program. We create and produce new work through the Independence Foundation New Play Showcase. The Arden Professional Apprenticeship program trains future theatre leaders, and Arden Drama School classes teach children and teens about the craft of making plays. Our access program, Arden For All, makes our work available to the entire community through subsidized tickets and books for economically disadvantaged young people, and our Arden Arts Education Fund provides scholarships for Arden Drama School classes and camps. The Arden has received seven Philadelphia Magazine “Best


Who’s Who 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, 63 awards and 307 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.

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.


Corporate, Foundation & Government Support $100,000 & above The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Hamilton Family Foundation Independence Foundation Anne M. and Philip H. Glatfelter Family Foundation The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage The Pew Charitable Trusts Philadelphia Cultural Leadership Program William Penn Foundation Wyncote Foundation $50,000 to $99,999 Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62 The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Shubert Foundation $15,000 to $49,999 Arcadia Foundation Boeing Corporation Campbell Soup Foundation Catherine R. and Anthony A. Clifton Foundation Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Fox Chase Bank The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Harmelin Media Hirsig Family Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation Independence Foundation in honor of Dr. Andrea Mengel Lincoln Financial Foundation National Endowment for the Arts

PECO Pennsylvania Council on the Arts The Philadelphia Foundation’s Fund for Children The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and philly.com+ Target $7,500 to $14,999 Anonymous BB&T Philadelphia Cultural Fund Philadelphia Insurance Companies Samuel S. Fels Fund The Wells Fargo Foundation Zeldin Family Foundation $2,500 to $7,499 Caroline J.S. Sanders Charitable Trust II The Charlotte Cushman Foundation Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Christopher Ludwick Foundation Corinne R. and Henry Bower Memorial Trust Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation Enterprise Holdings Foundation Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Fund Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance Haley Foundation Jenkintown Building Services+ Leo Niessen, Jr. Charitable Trust Louis N. Cassett Foundation MAK Fund of Pittsburgh Foundation

Make a donation through your workplace United Way program.

Matching Gift Partners ACE Charitable Foundation Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation Aon Foundation AXA Financial Boeing Brandywine Realty Trust Cigna Foundation DCR Environmental Services Inc. Dilworth Paxson LLP Ebay Inc. Foundation Endo Pharmaceauticals Exxonmobil Foundation Exelon Foundation Federated Department Stores

Paul E. Kelly Foundation Quirk Productions, Inc. Rosenlund Family Foundation Subaru of America Foundation The Victory Foundation Universal Health Services, Inc. Wines ‘Til Sold Out+ The Whimsie Fund $750 to $2,499 Actors’ Equity Foundation Alex J. Ettl Foundation Arronson Foundation The Asplundh Foundation Bluestone Foundation Drumcliff Foundation The Elder Family Foundation Graboyes Commercial Window Company The Hassel Foundation KieranTimberlake Lagunitas Brewing Co.+ Philadelphia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau+ Rittenhouse Foundation Savills Studley+ Union Benevolent Association Visit Philadelphia+ Wellin Family Foundation in memory of Keith S. Wellin $749 & under AmazonSmile Café Excellence+ Kreischer Miller Old City District William Goldman Foundation +denotes gifts of services or goods

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

First Horizon National Corporation First Tennessee Foundation Gannett Foundation GE Foundation GlaxosmithKline Google IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs Independence Foundation Johnson and Johnson Matching Gifts Program Macy’s Foundation Merck Partnership for Giving Merrill Lynch National Football League National Philanthropic Trust

PECO Energy Company, an Exelon Company Penn Virginia Corporation Pfizer Foundation The Philadelphia Foundation PNC Foundation Quaker Chemical Corporation Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation Sap America INC Subaru of America Foundation United Way The Vanguard Group Foundation William Penn Foundation


Sassafras Grove

Peggy J. Anderson** Mr. Frederick W Anton, III Lois Brodsky Nicole and Jorge Cousineau+ Nancy and Bob Elfant CHG Charitable Trust Hirsig Family Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation Ann Marie and Terry Horner Elizabeth Moran Lee and Chris van de Velde

Linda and David Glickstein Eileen Heisman and Martin Tuzman Drs. Paula and Thomas J. Humphries Barbara and Leslie Kaplan Peter J. and Sandra Klugman William A. Loeb Seymour Millstein Peggy and Steve Morgan Tom Petro and Kristine Messner Ceth and Sam Plum Dorothy Sheridan^ Keith and Jim Straw Ellen Yin+

Cherry Grove

Mulberry Grove

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($10,000 and

($5,000-$9,999)

Anonymous (2) Ivy Bayard+ Anne Congdon LaRossa Michael A. Donato and Edward C. Spelman Peter S. and Deirdre Dooner Joseph and Marie Field Elizabeth Gemmill Charles and Mindy Goldberg Rose N. Peter and Alta Hamilton Holly Kinser George Korein, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Kristen Phillips and Matt Schreck^ Suzanne F. Roberts Cultural Development Fund Monica and Philip Rosenthal via the Rosenthal Family Foundation Rosalyn and Stephen Weinstein June and Steve Wolfson Family Foundation

Filbert Grove

($2,500-$4,999)

John Alchin and Hal Marryatt Sally and Michael Bailin Tom and Carol Beam John Bitman John and Susan Coleman Robert Dever Ann E. Diebold Deb Dorsey and Mike Green Stephen Falchek and John Offidani, III Sandi Foxx-Jones

($1,000-$2,499)

Anonymous Hank Adamczyk and Iris Melendez Rebecca and John Adams Maureen Alexander and Kathryn Doyle Brett and Nan Altman Bethany Asplundh Barbara Asplundh Jim and Janet Averill Rhonda Ball Sheryl and Allen Bar Sandy and Mickey Bernstein David and Sandy Beswick Louis Bluver Jean Bodine Patty Bowman DeDe and Tony Brown Nancy Burd and Mel Nasielski Thomas Burke and Richard Fountas Bob and Cheryl Carfagno Christopher and Jeffrey Carver^ Carol and Bruce Caswell Rayenne Chen Barbara Cobb Anne Cook and Russ Troyer Marta Dabezies Charles and Susan Davidson Michelle de Jesús Mark and Tobey Dichter Joy de Jesús and Jamie Reynolds Doris Demers Wally and Jane Evans

Looking for a business tax break in 2016? Receive a tax credit through the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit Program by supporting the Arden’s education outreach program! Eligiblity info: Mimi Meserve at 215.922.8900 x126 or mmeserve@ardentheatre.org or visit www.ardentheatre.org/support/eitc.html

Special thanks to EITC contributors BB&T, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Comcast NBC 10 Telemundo 62, PECO, Harmelin Media, and Philadelphia Insurance Companies.


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

The Carolyn N. and Joseph M. Evans Jr. Fund Shannon and Ted Farmer Donna and Norman Faye Jill Fisch and John Gassenheimer Jeanne Fisher and Robert F. Lang Ellen and Tim Foster Michael and Rawan Friel David and Christina Fryman George and Dona Garrettson^ The George and Elizabeth Gephart Charitable Fund Sally Walker and Tom Gilmore Genvieve Goldstein and Clete Shields Terry Graboyes David and MaryJane Hackney Ann and Glenn Haig Joanne and Jon Harmelin Jim and Gretchen Hartling Don and Lynn Haskin James and Carolyn Hessinger Steve and Jane Heumann Karen and Mark Hite Jill and Elliot Kaplan Carol Kelley Caroline R. Kemmerer Kount Kit David King, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Josephine Klein Kenneth and Eve Klothen David Lerman and Shelley Wallock Winnie and Eric Lien Richard Maimon and Susan Segal Drs. Robin and Saifuddin Mama Tina Manco Gloria and Dan Mariano Lee Marks and Lisl Zach Jacqueline and David Massari John and Amy McCawley Denise McLeod Andrea Missias Jerome Napson, in memory of Annie Richardson Marjorie Neff and Daniel Winterstein, in memory of David Schu Terrence J. Nolen and Amy L. Murphy Michael Norris and Matt Varrato Regina Blaszcyk and Lee O’Neill Susan Odessey Edward and Alexis Pappas

+denotes gifts of services or goods

Scott J. Parker Joel and Bobbie Porter Ilene and Coleman Poses Laura and Douglas Pratt Karen and David Pressel Paul Rabe and Cheryl Gunter Kurt and Mary-Ann Reiss Dr. Ann Ritter and Leo Korein, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Franklyn and Cintra Rodgers Sidney Rosenblatt Mike Salmanson and Tobi Zemsky Ellen Schwartz and Jeremy Siegel Kathleen Sernak Susan and Steven M. Shubert Laura and Ron Siena, in honor of Nancy and Bob Elfant Hether and Don Smith Barbara and Mike Soroker Dr. Harvey Spector M.D. and Mrs. Naomi Spector Kathleen Stephenson Debra and Bill Stewart via the William Stewart Foundation Barbara Davis and Kevin Strauss Adelaide Sugarman and Marshall Greenberg Harvey Swedloff Joyce Ann Swoyer Nancy Wingo Ted and Stevie Wolf Richard and Diane Dalto Woosnam Hope Yursa

^^in support of Arden for All

^includes a matching gift

To join or for more information, please contact Lauren Hughes, Development Director at

215.922.8900 x149 or lhughes@ardentheatre.org

Arden Theatre Company Would like to thank:

For their generous support.


Thank You to Our Supporters $500-$999 Anonymous Howard Aaronson Temmy Acton Lynda and Murray Battleman Sheila Bell Linda and Larry Bruck Thomas and Eileen Davis, in memory of Sheila Kutner Jeffrey Farenback-Brateman Antoinette Farrar Seymour Steve Fukuchi and Laura Offutt Dan Gannon Charles Gear and Ann Lee Morgan Jeanne Geskes William and Virginia Gormley Shaina and Nathaniel P. Hamilton Jr. Philip and Marge Kalodner Barbara and Jerry Kaplan Christina and Harold Klein Barbara and Leonard Klinghoffer Mary Ellen Krober Kathryn and Edward Lee David and Kim Lipetz John and Melissa Lore Drs. Frank B. and Sally Mallory Norman and Cynthia Martin, in memory of Richard Repetto Donald Martin, in memory of Richard Repetto Gloria McNutt Sally Mercer Wendy Parsons Robin and Ron Reisman + Marilyn Sanborne and Richard Labowskie Harold and Sharon Schwalm Joseph and Louise Shaffer Karen and Robert Sharrar James L. Smith

Marilyn and Dean R. Staats Harold and Emily Starr Paul Stone Stephen and Kathy Thompson Edna and Stephen Vasso Tom and Patricia Vernon Donna and Andrew Wechsler Thomas and Jackie Zemaitis Joseph and Renee Zuritsky

$250-$499 Anonymous (2) Carol and Bennett Aaron Kim and David Adler Charles Arnao and Rosemary Watts Maureen Barret and Mike Templeton Ron and Joyce Bayer The Rev. Judith Beck Richard and Joan Behr Patricia and Tom Bender Peter and Lynne Berman Barry and Marilyn Bevacqua Benjamin and Libby Blank Alden and Linda Blyth Janice and Roger Boe Michael Bolton Thomas and Mary Pat Boyle Jessica Calter and Michael Fenton Anthony and Jaque Camp Chip Capelli Caroline Castagno Leah Chaplin and Eileen Gildea Mary Chomitz Steve and Helene Cohen Marc and Margie Cohen John Cooke Jeff Coon James Crawford and Judith Dean Mary Ann and Jacob Dailey Barbara Daneluzzi

Nancy and Michael Davis Michele and Ray Decker Nancy DeLucia Tika Djerassi and The Djerassi Foundation Stuart and Diana Donaldson Beverly Dotter Barry and Beth Evans Anne Ewers Judith and Paul Farber Nicholas K. Fox Paula Fuchsberg Mark Garvin, in memory of Ginny Susan and Larry Goren Lawrence Goren Bob and Jan Goren Paul Green Marsha Gross and Paul Siegel Betty and Gary Grunder Dona and Curt Haltiwanger Mary and Bill Hangley Mary Harbison Betsy and Ted Hershberg Richard and Barbara Hirsh Glenna Huls Aram and Jackie Jerrehian Nancy Kane Phyllis Kauffman Susan Kellogg and Dick Hoffman Patricia and Charles Kling George Koch and Santo DiDonato Bernadette Koller Marilyn and David Kraut Peter and Ruth Laibson Joyce Laskin Richard Lee David and Deborah Lesher Reinsel Lesher, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Alan and Susan Levin

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 Peter Gistelinck and Kim Bloom Peggy Anderson * Grace Gonglewski and Eric Schoefer Stanley D. Baurys* James and Suzanne Hill Jane Berryman Mary Ellen Krober Louis Bluver William A. Loeb Mary P. Burr Donald J. Martin and Richard Repetto* Pearl Carpel Madeline Portnoy Larry S. Friedman and Dean H. Rishel Dr. Harry Rosenthal Ellis K. Ginsberg* 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 Lauren Hughes Development Director at 215.922.8900 ext. 149.


Thank You to Our Supporters Warren and Arline Lieberman Perry Watts and Samuel Litwin Ben Lovell John and Martha Lubell Theresa Mader and David Suter Lynn and Joe Manko George and Judy McCarthy Missy and Bob McQuiston Alan and Susan Miller Madeline Miller and Gordon Leggett Douglas and Fredaricka Moffitt Robert Morris, in memory of Richard Repetto Theodore and Theresa Munz Jr. Brenda J. Oliphant Don and Barbara Parman Valerie and Tal Pipano David Plante, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Dulcie Pomerantz Romm Dr. and Mrs. Sidney and Sandy Portnoy Janet Poth Daniel Promislo Alan Reinach and Dana Perlman Elizabeth R. and William H. Rivers, Jr. Daniel and Faye Ross John and Melanie Rowley Adelle Rubin Irwin C. and Carole M. Saft James Shew John and Maryann Shivers Roy and Lee Shubert Carleene and David Slowik Larry Smoose and Linda Lee Wayne Snover Nicholas A. Spennato and Charlotte S. Roede Roy and Corinne Stahl Rita and Neil Stevens Robert Stewart and Barbara Barnett-Stewart Corinne Stone Paul Toy Helene and Bill Van Hoeven Lewis and Hella Volgenau Jenny and Bill Webb Marlene Weinberg Thomas and Dawn Weiss Joann White and William Beckett Theresa and Peter Williams Julie D. Williams Richard Willis and Linda Hartnett Bertram and Lorle Wolfson Mr. and Mrs. Harry Woodcock Paul Yaros Rebecca and James Zug

$125-$249 Anonymous Janet and Roger Alwang Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Andrews Jennifer and Stephen Arms Drs. Rita Axelrod and Howard Naidech

Donald Bakove and Margaret McLaughlin Sally and Morris Barron Ellen Baxter Timothy Berger David and Nancy Bergman Constance and Richard W. Berman Bikki Bevelhymer Doris and Aaron Bitman Thomas and Ann Blackburn Jocelyn Block Allen Bonner Judith Borie, in honor of Lee van de Velde Viola Bostic Michael P. Boyle Eadie and Allan Brooks Ann and David Brownlee William and Lillian Cassel Sara and Michael Chernoff Scott and Nelly Childress Alice A. Chittenden Saul and Sandra Clair Rick Greenstein and Claudia Tesoro Rhoda Coben Sandra and James Corry Rita and Grace Denbo Daniel Devlin Miriam and Samuel Diamond Ellen Dooneief Michael Dotsey Lucille Drake Sheila Dyan and Charles Gaglia Paul and Mary Lynn Ellis Linda V. Ellsworth Brynn Evans Norma Fabian Judith and Paul Farber Anne and Steven Fassler Sara and Dieter Forster Adam N. Foxx John and Elaine Frank Kenneth and Cecile Frank Judy and Richard Franken Fran Freedman and Jon Blum Allan P. Freedman and Amy Rappaport Larry S. Friedman and Dean H. Rishel Brenda Furtak Greg Gephart Steven and Susan Glauser Joan Gmitter Grace Gonglewski and Eric Schoefer Marylyn Goutmann Robin Greene Susan Greene and Kathleen Sheridan Ona and Stephen Hamilton Brian Hanna Beverly Hayden and James Taylor Angela and Michael Hennessey Colin D. Hennessy and Dr. Jeremy S. Cohen Susan W. Herron Daniel and Monica Hilferty Terry Hirshorn

Daniel and Dorothy Hofer Michael J. Hozik and Margaret L. Rea Kerry Huntsman Thomas Hurster and Jacqueline Salmon Jacqueline Jefferson Mr. and Mrs. Douglas and Ruth Keating Margaret Keller Kate Kidder Doerr Mr. and Mrs. Stephen and Barbara Kieran Alan and Elaine Klawans Steven Knepper Jerry and Deena Koffler Walter Kraft and Deborah Hung Vicki Kramer Barry and Janet Kushner Marilyn Kutler and Ira Silberman David Ladov Marion Laffey-Ferry, in memory of Richard Repetto Bob and Mary Lawler Linda L. Lenard Ruth Lesser Bob and Lynn Levitt Craig and Stephanie Lewis Norman and Sylvia Lieberman Susan and Philip Lipkin Laurel and Robert Lipshutz Linda and Dan Litwin Donald and Nancy Maclay Barbara and Bob Maerten Mary and Jack Markov Rosalie Matzkin Kenneth and Margery Maurer Linda McAleer and Maitlon Russell Michelle McFarlane Cheryl Meyer Sandra and Martin Miller Paul and Lee Miller Ellen Monsees Martha Moore Jeff and Maxine Morgan Stephen and Janet Mullin Kenneth and Susan Myers Joan Nerenberg Bonnie and Eliot Nierman Etta and Chuck Nissman Betsy Oliphant Stanton S. Oswald Marcia Paullin John and Judith Peakes Ann and Andrew Perch Stephen Platt and Robin Schaufler Martha Platt David and Amy Pollack Nancy Post Jennifer Potts Leslie Rescorla and Thomas Achenbach Rachel Reynolds Gary and Robin Risler John and Claire Rodgers


Thank You to Our Supporters Maxine Rosen Ruth and Marvin Sachs Joan and Bill Saidel Alexandra Samuels and Peter Kohn Karen Schermerhorn and Evan Seymour Debbie Schrager Karen and Bob Serenbetz Elaine Sherman and Robert Cohan Lenore and Bernard Sherman Jim and Cathy Shippen Susan and Charles Shubin Mary Beth Simon, in memory of Rita Borsari, Robert R. and Kathleen K. Sine, and Irwin G. Herman Bob and Harriet Singer Barbara and Steven Speece Margaret R. Spencer Noel Spiegal, and the Jewish Communal Fund Susan Cook and Jeff Staikoff Megan Staples R. John and Susan Stedman Daniel and Judith Steiker Daniel Szyld and Kathleen Ross Marian Tracey Lisa Trucksess April Tvarok John Urofsky William Vogel, in memory of Richard Repetto Emily and Charles Wagner Debbie and Tom Walker Tom and Beth Warms Thomas Watkins Jeannine and David Webber Sharon Weil-Chalker Vivian Weinblatt Barbara Wright

$75-$124 Anonymous (4) Barbara Abrahams Emely Aiken David Ardrey Kay and Scott Armstrong Carl W. and Mary Ellen Schneider Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Dr. and Mrs. Stuart and Elaine Baer Wade Bailey Yvonne Bartman Carolyn and George Bassett Dr. and Mrs. Joseph and Lisa Becker Barbara Bell Charlotte Biddle Fern and Robert Billet Hazel Bowers Leslie Bowman, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Frank Boyer Joseph and Mary Lou Breidenstine Charles Brennan

Judith Broudy Kathleen Buckley, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Michael P. Buckley Carol Buettger Charlotte E. Cady Eli Cameron+ Ms. Anne Campbell Barbara Carmine Lucy Carroll and Robert Mccaffrey Monica Choi Barbara Ciesla Annemarie F. Clarke and David L. Buch Robert and Sandy Clay Bauer Judith Cohen Rick and Carol Collier Janet and Richard Conn Janet Cook Barbara Cooke Elizabeth Cornman S. Gerald Corso, in memory of Richard Repetto B. Karen Coyne John Culhane Karen Cuzzolino Joseph and Helen D’Angelo Daniel Dagle Michael and Robin Daum Emily L. Davis Robert and Bonnie DeAngelo David Devan, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Ms. Ellen DiPinto Colleen Donofrio Ray and Ellen Doyle Beverly Dubin Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Geraldine Duclow John and Lois S. Durso Robert Earle Daniel and Nina Edelman Wendy Epstein and James Steiker Cindy and Fred Farlino Dr. and Mrs. Mark Feitelson Charlotte T. Feldman Ruth Ferber Joan Finger John and Nancy Fischer Joan and Aron Fisher Pamela Fisk Judy Frank Ms. Mary Frantz James I. Frazer Michael and Helene Freidman Paula Freilich Eileen and William Gemmell Peggy Glover Becca Goland-Van Ryn Paul and Kathleen Goldenberg Brian Goldsmith Harvey and Mary Goldstein Diane Graboyes Carole Green

Kathleen Greenacre Gladys Greenfield Adele and Bertram Greenspun Grace Grillet and Rich Eagan Priscilla Grosick Robert and Lisbeth Grossman Leigh Gustafson Michael Hairston, in memory of Richard Repetto Marcia Halbert Huntley Hardison, MD and Marge Niven, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Gail Hauptfuhrer Sue and Doug Heckrotte, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Herbert and Gayl Henze Ruth Herd Mary Hesley, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Tom and Wendy Hibberd Deborah Hluchan, in memory of Edith Freeman Morton and Lois Hoffman Lorna Hoopes-Hardt Esther and Robert Hornik Donna and Bill Hower Lauren Hughes Mr. and Mrs. Irvin and Janet Hurwitz Peter and Barbara Hutcheon David Ingram Richard Izard and Helen Angelina Dr. and Mrs. William and Nancy Jantsch Jennifer Julian Sandra Karlson David Kaufman Robert and Ellen Baxter Kavash Peter and Louise Marshall Kelly Marjorie Epps Kennedy Maria Kiernan Caren and Brian Kirschner Joanne and Alex Klein Kenneth Klein Harold and Maris Kobb Thomas and Anne Kohn Ina Li and Michael Kostal Melvin and Rhoda S. Kreiner James Kronzer Andrew Kurovsky Neil Kutner, in honor of Sheila Kutner Anne Silvers Lee Andrew Lees Garry Lennon Natalie Levkovich Barbara and Richard Linde Lisa Linder and Richard Grossman Karen Lisker Whit MacLaughlin Theodore and Rowena Mann Bob and Sue Ann Marburg Milton and Renee Margulies Russ Mast John McCormick and Ken Schmitt


Thank You to Our Supporters Alice McCreary and David Epler Anne McHugh Tom and Helen McNutt Arthur and Sallie Melvin Helen Mengel, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Barbara Miller Sylvia R. Miller David and Laurel Mosteller John and Margo Nafziger Elesa Nelson Andrew Norton Frances Novack Matt and Judy Ochs Linda Osler Sandra and John Packel Richard Pariseau Michael and Judy Paul Robert Peck Jane G. Pepper Mary and F. Laurence Pethick Donald and Carol Plank Lois and Paul Plotnick Jeff and Elizabeth Podraza Madeline Portnoy Francis and Patricia Preston Mary Pugh, in memory of Richard Repetto Linda Putnam Erat Linda Quam Barbara Quinn Mark and Karen Reber Abi and Craig Reed Eleanor and Joseph Reinhardt Patrick Ressler Jon Richter Clifford Ridley and Betsey Hansell Lorraine Riesenbach Mrs. Deborah Robinson Linda Robinson, Ph.D. and Peter Krill

Michael Rogers, in memory of Richard Repetto Chris Chris Rosario, in honor of Mya Klein J. Randall Rosensteel Alan Rothenberg and Enid Krasner Joan Rozanski Martin and Sue Rubel Bernard and Barbara Ruekgauer Diane Rurode and Jim Lord Mitchell Russell Roberta Sampson Karyn Scher Ruth Ann Schlesinger Kim and Ross Schmucki Mary Ellen and Carl Schneider Jim Klein and Adeline Schultz Irene and Marvin Schuman MaryEllen Scott Nancy Seweryn Kathy and Richard Sexton Thomas and Janice Showler Neil and Cheryl Shusterman Donald and Marilyn Silberberg Bart and Sandy Silverman, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Richard and Jo Ann Simon Barry Simpson, in memory of Richard Repetto Judith Skillings Susan L. Smith Jay Snyderman Paula Solomon Usha Srinivasan Dylan Steinberg Jordan Strauss, in memory of Dr. Andrea Mengel Sally Switzer Robert W. Tafel Jr. John Tarves

Richard and Anne Tax Marion and Richard Taxin Joseph Terry Letty D. Thall Lorraine Toji Linda Traver William and Mary Tsiouris Brenda Freitag and Chet Tuthill Linda Tyler and Deliverance Evangelistic Constance Villiers Ian Wachstein and Michele Zeldner Ann Mintz and Clifford Wagner Cathryn and Thomas Walsh Nicholas Watts Marisa Waxman Oscar Weber Robert Weinberg and Eleanor Wilner Shelly and Fred Weiner Helen and Harry Weinheimer Harold and Janet Whaling Ann and Doug Wilkerson Kent and Jean Williams, in memory of Edith Freeman Doris Williams James Wilson Nancy and Peter Wood * 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 March 13, 2015 through April 13, 2016

Gifts in Memory of Dr. Andrea Megel Dr. Andrea Mengel served on the Arden Board of Directors for over 15 years. She believed fervently in the power of education, and was a champion of the Arden’s growing education programs. Andy especially loved sharing Arden Children’s Theatre productions with her grandkids. We thank the following donors for their support in memory of Dr. Mengel: Leslie Bowman Kathleen Buckley David Devan Gary and Bonney DosSantos Marcia Epstein Huntley Hardison, MD and Marge Niven Mary Hesley Sue and Doug Heckrotte

National Nursing Centers Consortium David King George Korein Reinsel Lesher Helen Mengel Joan Paul Perlman Susan Piergallini David Plante Carolyn Riley

With special thanks to the Independence Foundation for their generous support.

Ann Ritter and Leo Korein Dr. Thomas Russo Mary Scullion Susan Sherman Bart and Sandy Silverman Kenneth Smith Jordan Strauss Patrick and Kathleen Walsh


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 Darrel German 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 Monica Horan Rosenthal 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 Robert Elfant, chair Brian Abernathy Joy L. De Jesús Michael Donato N. Peter Hamilton Eileen Heisman Holly Kinser Lee van de Velde Diane Dalto Woosnam Personnel Committee David Fryman, chair Elizabeth H. Gemmill

Albert M. Greenfield, III Charles H. Rose 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. Hetherington Smith, chair Mike Green James Kronzer Richard L. Maimon John J. McCawley Chris van de Velde Finance Committee Michael A. Donato, chair Nancy Burd Ellen P. Foster Elizabeth H. Gemmill Kristen Phillips Harvey Swedloff Steve Wolfson

Strategic Planning Committee Brian Abernathy, chair Joy L. De Jesús Michael A. Donato Nancy Elfant Ellen P. Foster David Fryman Lee van de Velde The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Teen Council Maria Bangura Dylan Caligiuri Aiden Cole Dalia Cousineau Patrick Daniels James Dooley Gia Genovese Andrew Goren Anna Goula Jamara Griffin Maddy Larkin Cait McCuen Kieran O’Connor Eli Russell Regina Sullivan

Arden Theatre Company wishes to thank: East End Salon


Artistic 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 Marketing Manager............................................................................................................................. Rebecca Cureton Art Director.................................................................................................................................................Kristy Giballa Publicist................................................................................................................................................Christine Kozsuch Group Sales Manager.................................................................................................................................Gilberto Vega

Development

Development Director...........................................................................................................................Lauren Hughes Development Manager............................................................................................................................. Mimi Meserve Development Assistant................................................................................................................................. Will Freske Development Intern...................................................................................................................................... Matt Zarely

Education

Interim Director of Drama School...........................................................................................................Sam Pedings Director of Education Outreach..................................................................................................................José Avilés Education Intern.................................................................................................................................... Joshua Reinstein Arden Teaching Artists.............................Madison Auch, Kala Moses Baxter, Terry Brennan, Kathryn Brunner, Rachel Camp, Taysha Canales, Peter Andrew Danzig, Matt Decker, Tara Demmy, Bryant Edwards, Eliana Fabiyi, Will Freske, Terrell Green, TJ Harris, Alex Keiper, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, Matthew Mastronardi, Emily Mattison, Christina May, Amanda Morton, Bi Jean Ngo, Clare O’Malley, Daniel Park, Sam Pedings, Jenna Pinchbeck, Adam Siry, Jenna Stelmok, Jenson Titus Box Office Manager.................................................................................................................................. Corey Masson Assistant Box Office Manager..................................................................................................................Tara Bankard House Manager................................................................................................................................................ Kaitlyn Ide Front of House Assistants............................................................................................ Galen Blanzaco, Ryann Carey, Sarah Dugan, Bryant Edwards, Matt Falance, Katie Frazer, Chelsea Gaskins, TJ Harris, Gabe Henninger, Amanda Robinson, Jack Tamburri

Production

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................................................................................................................................................ Percia Verlin

Front of House

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 Dialect Coach......................................................................................................................................Marla Burkholder Dance Captain................................................................................................................................................Steve Pacek Assistants to the Stage Manager................................................................................ Alison Pajonk, Patrick Ressler Assistant to the Lighting Designer............................................................................................................ Bryan Schall Assistant Sound Designers............................................................................................Connor Behm, Mary Smyser Audio Engineer.......................................................................................................................................... John Kolbinksi Wardrobe Supervisor...............................................................................................................................Rebecca Rose Props Artisan.............................................................................................................................................Molly Warnken Models Assistant.........................................................................................................................................Alicia Crosby Electricians................................................................................................................................. Flora Vassar, Liz Nugent Followspot Operators.............................................................................................................Ryan Carey, Erika Graff Wig Master.......................................................................................................................................................Troy Beard Stitchers................................................................. Lorraine Anderson, Rufus Cottman, Anna Light, Kayla Speedy Scenic Art Intern.......................................................................................................................................Tabitha Brown Costume Intern............................................................................................................ Marley Boone, Katherine King Props Intern............................................................................................................. Scott McMaster, Susannah Holub Tutor.......................................................................................................................................................................TJ Harris Child Wranglers...........................................................................................................Emily Fernandez, Katie Foster


2015/16 Dining Partners

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CAMPO’S

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CHLÖE

232 Arch Street • 215.629.2337 www.chloebyob.com

CONTINENTAL

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CUBA LIBRE

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FORK

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THE FRANKLIN FOUNTAIN

116 Market Street • 215.627.1899 www.franklinfountain.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

SWISS HAUS

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

For complete restaurant descriptions visit: ardentheatre.org/dining


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The Fred Stein Summer Apprenticeship for Aspiring Arts Managers This exciting ten week compensated summer apprentice position is patterned after our season-long Arden Professional Apprentice (APA) program. Gain experience in all aspects of theater management operations.

Current college students and college graduates encouraged to apply! Deadline to apply: June 1st Please see the Opportunities page on the Arden’s website for details on how to apply www.ardentheatre.org/opportunities/apa.html

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STUPID - - - - BIRD Written and Directed by Aaron Posner Sort of adapted from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Arden co-founder Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. This new play has been showered with awards and critical acclaim and is one of the most produced plays in the country – now it comes to Philadelphia.

THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE By Matthew Lopez He’s young, he’s broke, he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby, and now Casey has lost his gig as an Elvis impersonator. When his club brings in a drag act led by Miss Tracy Mills, Casey is given the opportunity to trade one sequined outfit for another. With Dito van Reigersberg of Martha Graham Cracker fame as Tracy, this music-filled comedy celebrates finding your own voice.

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By Annie Baker A young couple arrives at a bed and breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, looking to spend a weekend visiting the historical sites of the famous battlefields. They are welcomed by a cheerful innkeeper into a home filled with tchotchkes, dolls, and other ghosts of the past. John is a beautiful and moving new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker about spirituality, relationships, and other scary stories.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM By William Shakespeare We opened the Haas Stage in 1998 with Shakespeare’s beloved comedy. Next year, Barrymore Award-winning director Matt Pfeiffer creates a vibrant new production featuring Philadelphia’s most exciting up-and-coming actors, musicians, and designers. Join us for a musical celebration of the follies and foibles of human beings (and fairies) in a fresh new staging that promises to be an unforgettable midsummer adventure.

GYPSY Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Jule Styne Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Five-time Barrymore Award-winner Mary Martello comes to the Arden stage as the indomitable Mama Rose. Set in the fading days of the vaudeville circuit, Gypsy features a legendary score that includes “Let Me Entertain You,” “Together, Wherever We Go,” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.” One of Philadelphia’s greatest actresses takes on Mama Rose – this promises to be an event not-to-be-missed!

A Little Night Music (2013). Joilet F. Harris in A Raisin in the Sun (2013). Jerome Preston Bates and Joniece Abott-Pratt in Stick Fly (2013). Eric Hissom and Ian Merrill Peakes in Equivocation (2015). Christopher Patrick Mullen in Metamorphoses (2015). James Ijames and Craig Spidle in Superior Donuts (2011). Scott Greer in La Bête (2014). August: Osage County (2011).

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