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TWO TRAINS

RUNNING By August Wilson Directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges

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TWO TRAINS RUNNING By AUGUST WILSON Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

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Directed by RAELLE MYRICK-HODGES

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PITTSBURGH’S HILL DISTRICT: AUGUST WILSON’S STOMPING GROUND By: Neena Arndt

Born in 1945 to a German American father and an African American mother, Wilson was raised exclusively by his mother and sent to Catholic school. He transferred high schools several times during ninth grade due to racial tensions with the primarily white students; he dropped out at age 15 after a teacher accused him of plagiarizing a paper. But the teenager had not finished (and arguably had scarcely begun) his education. Wilson spent most days at the public library reading about subjects he found interesting. When not reading, he roamed his home neighborhood, absorbing the speech rhythms, social issues, and culture that would later comprise the raw material for his celebrated plays. In particular, he later set Two Trains Running in a diner in the Hill District in 1969 The Hill District circa 1931 with an overlay of zoning – a time and place with which he was intimately familiar. plans for new roads and the Civic Arena created by the Lower Hill Redevelopment Plan of 1955. In 1955, when Wilson was 10 years old, the federal government approved the Lower Hill Redevelopment Plan. Four hundred businesses relocated or closed and 8,000 residents, including 1,239 black families and 312 white families, were displaced. Most found homes in other areas of the city, but the neighborhood never recovered. In the early 1950s its population neared 54,000, while the population in 2010 was reduced to just over 10,000. A neighborhood that had once been a shining beacon of culture now struggled to support even modest businesses like grocery stores, drugstores and diners. By the time Wilson wandered the Hill District’s streets learning “how to be a man,” its cultural heyday had ended. But despite (or because of) its dilapidation, the neighborhood helped shape an important cultural voice: a young man named August Wilson who took to the streets to find himself and eventually the inspiration for his plays. This article is excerpted from the Goodman Theatre’s OnStage Magazine.

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Two Trains Running is the Arden’s third foray into the work of August Wilson, having previously produced Fences (2005) and The Piano Lesson (2008). This play is part of August Wilson’s Century Cycle, 10 plays that chronicle the African American experience throughout the 20th century, all of which, except one, are set in Pittsburgh’s Hill District. Wilson’s Century Cycle is a towering achievement – one that grows more estimable and profound for me as I spend time in their presence, listening to his words and rhythms, struck by his understanding of people, his prophesies, and his ability to see how the past and present are forever intertwined.

The production marks the Arden directorial debut of Raelle Myrick-Hodges, who began her professional career as an Arden Professional Apprentice. When we created the APA Program back in 1993, our goal was to train future theatre leaders, providing access to all aspects of running a nonprofit professional theatre: from box office to backstage to board meetings. Raelle was a member of APA Class #5. Our current apprentices are Class #23. APA grads are working at theatres in this region and beyond: Julianna Brienza is the founder of the Capital Fringe Festival in DC; Annaliese Van Arsdale helped lead the effort to build the new Drake Theatre as the Managing Director for Interact Theatre; our Board President Brian Abernathy is a former APA (and now First Deputy Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia). So is Grammy Award-winning artist Jill Scott. Arden Apprentices are making a mark – they are making a difference. We’re thrilled to welcome back Raelle, the first APA grad to direct here at the Arden. We are excited to announce our plans for the 2016/17 season, our 29th! Arden Co-founder Aaron Posner will be returning to direct his acclaimed new play Stupid F**cking Bird, his irreverent and very funny take on Chekhov’s The Seagull; next up is a new play by Matthew Lopez, The Legend of Georgia McBride, about an Elvis impersonator whose dive bar act is replaced with a drag show; A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Matt Pfeiffer, will fill the Haas Stage with passion and music and magic; and we will close the season with Mary Martello as Mama Rose in the legendary musical Gypsy. There is one more play still to be announced – stay tuned. Join us for what promises to be a most exciting season! Great theaters need great audiences. Thank you for being part of the Arden – and if you haven’t yet, please subscribe to next year.


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DIRECTOR’S Notes February 8, 2016

Raelle Myrick-Hodges

I have been asked to write director’s notes for a production on which rehearsal has not begun. This is a difficult task because as a director, the complex layers of the characters are yet to be completely revealed to me. As my first opportunity to work on an August Wilson play, I have the trepidation of taking into consideration a myriad of ‘directorial versions’ taken on by some amazing nationally and internationally recognized directors. I am forced to ask myself out loud: What is the value of my vision? Well, first and foremost, I humbly concede that I am merely a vessel for a great playwright. Understanding this, I turn to the language of the playwright as my guiding force.

So, I guess that’s what my notes are about — supporting the SOUND of the playwright, from stage direction to scene transition, to embody the three-dimensional characters in Two Trains Running. The shape of each monologue, Mr. Wilson’s stage directions, even the sound of the diner’s entry bell – it is all a musical score to envelope us in a story. And I have a story to translate, because, though set in 1969, its commentary and narrative tale are simultaneously enlightening, disconcerting and still prevalent in today’s society. From the civil rights movement of the 1960s, to the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement of today, I am here to serve a story which is supposedly familiar yet surprisingly not well heard. So, I am telling the playwright’s tale – vigorously and with my own sense of liberation from preconceived notions of what Two Trains Running ‘is’. I also understand that a production is not the text alone — it is the voices of the acting artists, the phenomenon of collaboration among the lighting, set, costume and sound designers, and the commitment from an entire production company to support the storytelling of the playwright. For me, this story allows insight into understanding the difficulty of being the only woman in a community of men, the struggle of young men battling incarceration then reentering American society, grappling with mental illness in our communities, and the myths of being a person of color during times of major change in American society. Most importantly, my hope is that the play carries the voice of its writer and causes audiences to listen – and inspires them to ‘lean in’ and hear the narrative. Mr. Wilson’s work is about listening. Luckily, I have a cast of local and regional artists to embody Mr. Wilson’s words. Hopefully we are able to share them with an audience that is ready to hear that the world for the African American community is STILL as complex as it was in 1969.


Cast of Characters In order of appearance: Memphis............................................................................................... Johnnie Hobbs, Jr.* Wolf......................................................................................................... Darian Dauchan* Risa...................................................................................................................Lakisha May* Holloway.............................................................................................. Damian J. Wallace* Sterling........................................................................................................................... U.R.* Hambone.........................................................................................................Kash Goins* West........................................................................................................E. Roger Mitchell*

The Place Pittsburgh The Time 1969 UNDERSTUDIES: Kash Goins* (Memphis), Oliver Feaster (Wolf), Nastassja Baset (Risa), Lary Moten (Holloway) Terrell M. Green (Sterling), Philip Anthony Wilson (Hambone), Steve Crum (West)

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Who’s Who DARIAN DAUCHAN (Wolf): Arden Debut. Broadway: Porter (u/s) and Ensemble in Twentieth Century (Roundabout Theatre Company). Regional: Eric in Bars and Measures (B Street Theatre); John in The Whipping Man, Elegba in The Brothers Size (Kitchen Theatre Company); Dromio of Syracuse in The Bomb-itty of Errors (Syracuse Stage). Film/TV: Earl in Things Never Said (Lionsgate); Darian the “Sound FX Guy” in Bet the House (Nickelodeon); Activist in the Gallery in Law and Order (NBC). Training: BFA from NYU. Death Boogie, the album, by his band The Mighty Third Rail, is now available on iTunes. www.dariandauchan.com KASH GOINS (Hambone): Arden: Bobo in A Raisin in the Sun. Film/TV: Larry in Creed (MGM); Flower Kiosk Worker in Split (Universal Pictures); F. Wing Inmate in Gotham (FOX). Goins is a producer, playwright, director, and actor for his own theater company GoKash Productions, where he recently mounted the original prison drama V to X. While Goins has focused primarily on his writing and on acting in film this past year, he is excited to return to stage with the Arden. JOHNNIE HOBBS JR. (Memphis): Arden: Lewis in Blue Door; Simon in The Whipping Man. Regional: Otto in Shoplifters (1812 Productions); Ensemble in Hands Up (Flashpoint Theatre Company); Hoke Colburn in Driving Miss Daisy (Walnut Street Theatre); Paul Robeson in Paul Robeson (University of the Arts); The Griot/Preacher in Black Nativity (New Freedom Theatre); Bono in Fences, Seth in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Memphis in Two Trains Running (The Philadelphia Drama Guild); Stool Pigeon in King Hedley (Philadelphia Theatre Company). Hobbs was the recipient of the Barrymore Award’s Lifetime Achievement Award 2015. LAKISHA MAY (Risa): Arden debut. Off-Broadway: Sojourners (Playwrights Realm) Regional: The Mountaintop (PlayMakers Repertory Company and Triad Stage); In the Red and Brown Water (Marin Theatre Company); Spoon Lake Blues (Alliance Theatre); A Christmas Carol (American Conservatory Theater). Film/TV: Panama Canal Stories (Cannes Film Festival); Boardwalk Empire (HBO); Law & Order: SVU (NBC); Forever (ABC). Training: MFA from The American Conservatory Theater; BA from Spelman College. When not on stage, May enjoys creating and producing content herself. Stay tuned on IG and Twitter @kisha_may. E. ROGER MITCHELL (West): Arden debut. Regional: A Cool Drink of Water, Sheddin’ (Horizon Theatre Company); Flying West (Theatre in the Square); Jitney, Gem of the Ocean, Cuttin’ Up (Atlanta Alliance Theatre); The Green Book, A Confederacy of Dunces,The Sunset Limited (Theatrical Outfit); Every Tongue Confess (Arena Stage) Miss Evers’ Boys, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (True Colors Theatre Company). Training: BA in English and Drama from Claflin University. Film/TV: Boycott,Warm Springs (HBO); Nashville (ABC). Awards: Who’s Who In Black Atlanta 2014; Suzi Bass Award, Best Lead Actor for The Sunset Limited. U.R. (Sterling): Arden: Flip LeVay in Stick Fly; Walter Lee in A Raisin in the Sun; Simon, Rex, and Jesse in Blue Door; Macon in Gee’s Band; Boy Willie in The Piano Lesson. Regional: Winston in The Island (Lantern Theatre Company); General in Ruined (Philadelphia Theatre Company). TV: Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order (NBC). DAMIEN J. WALLACE (Holloway) Arden: Wining Boy/Doaker (u/s) in Piano Lesson; Constable Warren/Mr. Webb (u/s) in Our Town. Regional: Elmore in King Hedley (South Camden Theatre Company); Dr. Dudley Stanton in The River Niger (First World Theatre Ensemble and Kaged Tiger Productions); Doaker in Piano Lesson (Players Club of Swarthmore); Rev Ambrose in Lesson Before Dying (Iron Age Theatre); Turnbo in Jitney (Stage Crafters Theater); Bynum in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (Plays and Players Theatre); Troy Maxson in Fences (Ritz Theatre Company). Training: Arcadia University. Thanks to Raelle, Terry, and the entire Arden staff; to my family Brenda, Brent, Trey, and Brendan...Nakupenda!


Who’s Who AUGUST WILSON (Playwright) (April 27, 1945 – October 2, 2005) authored Gem of the Ocean, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Fences,Two Trains Running, Jitney, King Hedley II, and Radio Golf. These works explore the heritage and experience of African-Americans, decade-by-decade, over the course of the twentieth century. His plays have been produced at regional theaters across the country and all over the world, as well as on Broadway. In 2003, Mr. Wilson made his professional stage debut in his one-man show, How I Learned What I Learned. Mr. Wilson’s works garnered many awards including Pulitzer Prizes for Fences (1987); and for The Piano Lesson (1990); a Tony Award for Fences; Great Britain’s Olivier Award for Jitney; as well as eight New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Fences, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, The Piano Lesson, Two Trains Running, Seven Guitars, Jitney, and Radio Golf. Additionally, the cast recording of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom received a 1985 Grammy Award, and Mr. Wilson received a 1995 Emmy Award nomination for his screenplay adaptation of The Piano Lesson. Mr. Wilson’s early works included the one-act plays The Janitor, Recycle, The Coldest Day of the Year, Malcolm X,The Homecoming and the musical satire Black Bart and the Sacred Hills. Mr. Wilson received many fellowships and awards, including Rockefeller and Guggenheim Fellowships in Playwrighting, the Whiting Writers Award, 2003 Heinz Award, was awarded a 1999 National Humanities Medal by the President of the United States, and received numerous honorary degrees from colleges and universities, as well as the only high school diploma ever issued by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. He was an alumnus of New Dramatists, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a 1995 inductee into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and on October 16, 2005, Broadway renamed the theater located at 245 West 52nd Street – The August Wilson Theatre. Additionally, Mr. Wilson was posthumously inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2007. Mr. Wilson was born and raised in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and lived in Seattle, Washington at the time of his death. He is immediately survived by his two daughters, Sakina Ansari and Azula Carmen Wilson, and his wife, costume designer Constanza Romero. RAELLE MYRICK-HODGES (Director): Arden: Class 5 of the Arden Professional Apprentice program. Broadway: Topdog/Underdog (Ambassador Theater). Regional: A Raisin in the Sun,The Moutaintop,Topdog/Underdog (Playmakers Repertory Company) Unveiled,The Beebo Brinker Chronicles (Brava Theater Center); Macbeth (Georgia Shakespeare Festival); Rust (Magic Theatre); Mother Courage and Her Children (Public Theater). Myrick-Hodges is the founder of Azuka Theatre and is currently the Curator of Performing Arts at Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans and the Artisitic Director of Brava Theater Company in San Francisco. She dedicates this play to her parents who’ve always supported her theatre artist stuff; and to Kevin, Mark, McKenna, Laura, Maya, Nora, and Neil. Happy Birthday Barbara Jean! DAVID P. GORDON (Scenic Designer): Arden: 33 productions including Freud’s Last Session; If You Give a Mouse a Cookie; Sweeney Todd. Regional: The Wilma Theater, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Hartford Stage, The Old Globe, Long Wharf Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Kennedy Center. New York: The Public Theater, Theatre for a New Audience, Classic Stage Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre. Opera: L.A. Opera, Seattle Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Sarasota Opera, Lincoln Center. Awards: 5 Barrymore Awards, Elliot Norton Award. Faculty: Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. ALISON ROBERTS (Costume Designer): Arden: Funnyman, Under the Skin,Water by the Spoonful, 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. Regional: The Wale, Cock, North of the Boulevard,The English Bride, Gruesome Playground Injuries, and the Lieutenant of Inishmore (Theatre Exile); Lobby Hero, How I Learned to Drive (Theatre Horizon); The Shoplifters, Intimate Exchanges (1812 Productions). Education: BA in Theatre Arts from Rowan University, MFA in Costume Design and Technology from Illinois State University. XAVIER PIERCE (Lighting Designer): Arden debut. Broadway: Clybourne Park; Fela! Regional: Harvey (Guthrie Theater); Peter and the Starcatcher, 4,000 Miles,The Mountaintop (Playmakers Repertory Company); Fly (Florida Studio Theatre); Hamlet (Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre); Fences (McCarter Theatre Center); The Piano Lesson (Olney Theatre Center); Two Trains Running (Two River Theater); A Raisin in the Sun (Westport Country Playhouse); Black Nativity (Intiman Theatre). Training: MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. www.xavierpiercedesign.com


Who’s Who MIKAAL SULAIMAN (Sound Designer): Arden debut. Regional: The Institute of Memory; Holoscenes (Early Morning Opera); A Streetcar Named Desire (Los Angeles Performance Practice); The Series (Ace Hotel); Zero Cost House (Pig Iron Theatre Company) The Oldsmobiles (The Flea Theater). Film/TV: South Paw trailer, No Escape trailer, Woman in Gold (Weinstein Company); Hulu Guru (Hulu). Training: BFA from University of the Arts; London International School of Performing Arts. Sending special thanks to Raelle. Salaam. NICHOLAS HUSSONG (Video Designer): Arden debut. Broadway: On Your Feet, Illusionist (Associate, Marquis Theatre). Regional: Grounded (Alley Theatre); Skeleton Crew (Atlantic Theater Company); These Paper Bullets (Atlantic Theatre Company; Geffen Playhouse;Yale Repertory Theatre); Sisyphus (Abrons Art Center); I Saw My Neighbor on the Train (Berkshire Theatre Group); The Mountaintop (Playmakers Repertory Company) Baseball Music Project (Nashville Symphony; Hartford Symphony); The Glass Menagerie, Common Enemy, Underneath the Lintel (Triad Stage); Kafka Fragments (Heartbeat Opera); Tancredi (Cantata Profana). Training: MFA from Yale School of Drama. nickhussong.com

ZOE RICHARDS (Assistant Director): Arden: Macbeth (u/s), La Bête (u/s). Regional: Blonde in Damned Dirty Apes (The Renegade Company); Ensemble deviser in Shrew (Reject Theatre Project); Gemma in Spookfish (FringeArts’ Fringe Festival Production); Reporter in Speech and Debate (Azuka Theatre); The Secret Life of Wonder: A Prologue in G (Plays and Players Theater). Training: Acting at University of the Arts. Richards also helps develop new plays around Philadelphia with a variety of companies and artists. Much love and gratitude to everyone at the Arden Raelle, the cast, crew, and understudies! KATE NELSON (Stage Manager) Arden: Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates;The Jungle Book; Under the Skin; Great Expectations; Sideways Stories from Wayside School; Parade; Ghost-Writer. Regional: Becky Shaw; I Love You,You’re Perfect, Now Change (Montgomery Theater); Cinderella, Six Characters in Search of an Author (People’s Light and Theatre Company). 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 sixteen world-premiere plays. Terry has been nominated for 24 and awarded 6 Barrymore Awards for his directing work at the Arden. 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 has served on the Board of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, the New Jersey State Arts Council, and Theatre Communications Group. She has also served on the Executive Committee of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and the Local Advisory Council of the Non Profit Finance Fund. Amy was named a Hepburn Fellow 2008-9 by the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College. ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY Founded in 1988, Arden Theatre Company brings to life great stories by great storytellers–on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community. We stage five productions each season in our mainstage series and two productions through Arden Children’s Theatre. We create and produce new work through the Independence Foundation New Play Showcase. The Arden Professional Apprenticeship program trains future theatre leaders, and Arden Drama School classes teach children and teens about the craft of making plays. Our in-school arts education program, Arden For All, makes our work available to the entire community through subsidized tickets and books for disadvantaged children.The Arden has received eleven Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly” Awards, the Arts & Business Council’s Arts Excellence Award, six City Paper “Reader’s Choice” Awards, four Philadelphia Inquirer “Theatre Company of the Year” citations, 63 awards and 307 nominations from the Theatre Philadelphia’s Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, and was named “Best Theatre Company” by Philadelphia Weekly in 2009. Arden Theatre Company, a professional, nonprofit 501(c)(3) theatre company, is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the League of Resident Theatres, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and Old City Arts Association. The Arden participates in The Barrymore Awards, a program of Theatre Philadelphia.


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$2,500 to $7,499 Caroline J.S. Sanders Charitable Trust II Catherine R. and Anthony A. Clifton Foundation 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

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

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

MAK Fund of Pittsburgh Foundation 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+ William Goldman Foundation +denotes gifts of services or goods 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

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, PECO, Harmelin Media, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, and Universal Health Services, Inc.


Thank You to Our Supporters $500-$999 Anonymous Carol and Bennett Aaron Howard Aaronson Temmy Acton Stan and Lisa Altman Judy Auritt Klein Carol Baker and Mark Stein Lynda and Murray Battleman Sheila Bell Alden and Linda Blyth Thomas and Mary Pat Boyle Linda and Larry Bruck Chip Capelli Barbara Cobb Warren and Kaye Crown Djerassi Foundation Barry and Beth Evans Anne Ewers Antoinette Farrar Seymour George and Dona Garrettson+ Mark Garvin in memory of Ginny Charles Gear and Ann Lee Morgan Jeanne Geskes William and Virginia Gormley Betty and Gary Grunder Mary and Bill Hangley Glenna Huls Aram and Jackie Jerrehian Barbara and Jerry Kaplan Barbara and Leonard Klinghoffer Marilyn and David Kraut Kathryn and Edward Lee John and Martha Lubell Theresa Mader and David Suter Mary Louise and Gerald Martin Norman and Cynthia Martin in memory of Richard Repetto Donald Martin in memory of Richard Repetto Gloria McNutt Missy and Bob McQuiston

Sally Mercer Alan and Susan Miller Madeline Miller and Gordon Leggett Douglas and Fredaricka Moffitt Don and Barbara Parman Wendy Parsons Valerie and Tal Pipano Jennifer Potts Paul Rabe and Cheryl Gunter Robin Reisman+ John and Melanie Rowley Marilyn Sanborne and Richard Labowskie Joseph and Louise Shaffer Karen and Robert Sharrar Mary Beth Simon in memory of Robert R. and Kathleen K. Sine, and Rita Borsari Gayle and David Smith James L. Smith Stephen and Esther Springer Marilyn and Dean R. Staats Harold and Emily Starr Eric Tamulonis and Deirdre Gibson Helene and Bill Van Hoeven Edna and Stephen Vasso Tom and Patricia Vernon Lewis and Hella Volgenau Marlene Weinberg Julie D. Williams Thomas and Jackie Zemaitis Blanka Zizka Joseph and Renee Zuritsky $250-$499 Kim and David Adler Janet and Roger Alwang Drs. Rita Axelrod and Howard Naidech 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 Janice and Roger Boe Michael Bolton in honor of Lawrence Mandel Viola Bostic Joseph and Mary Lou Breidenstine Jessica Calter and Michael Fenton Anthony and Jaque Camp Caroline Castagno Sara and Michael Chernoff Saul and Sandra Clair Marc and Margie Cohen Jean Cohen Steve and Helene Cohen John Cooke Jeff Coon Sandra and James Corry James Crawford and Judith Dean Mary Ann and Jacob Dailey Theresa Dame-Bellasario Barbara Daneluzzi Nancy and Michael Davis Thomas and Eileen Davis Michele and Ray Decker Nancy DeLucia Daniel Devlin Beverly Dotter Lucille Drake Jonathan and Ella Edwards Paul and Mary Lynn Ellis Ruth and Andre Ferber Sara and Dieter Forster Nicholas K. Fox Adam N. Foxx John and Elaine Frank Allan P. Freedman and Amy Rappaport

The Legacy Society

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

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

*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 Paula Fuchsberg Steve Fukuchi and Laura Offutt Greg Gephart Richard and Rita Goldberg Susan and Larry Goren Bob and Jan Goren Paul Green Nancy and Richard Grove Dona and Curt Haltiwanger Mary Harbison Cynthia Heininger and James Feeney Ronald Herman Betsy and Ted Hershberg Richard and Barbara Hirsh Michael J. Hozik and Margaret L. Rea Marge and Philip Kalodner Nancy Kane Phyllis Kauffman Douglas and Ruth Keating Celeste Simon and Brian Keith Susan Kellogg and Dick Hoffman Stephen and Barbara Kieran Christina and Harold Klein Patricia and Charles Kling George F. Koch Jr. and Santo DiDonato Bernadette Koller Walter Kraft and Deborah Hung Marilyn Kutler and Ira Silberman Peter and Ruth Laibson Joyce Laskin Bob and Mary Lawler Ellen Le Richard Lee David and Deborah Lesher Craig and Stephanie Lewis Warren and Arline Lieberman David and Kim Lipetz David Lipetz Perry Watts and Samuel Litwin John and Melissa Lore Ben Lovell Dr. Edward Lundy and Debra Reiff Alexander and Tatiana Lutsik Rosalie Matzkin George and Judy McCarthy Martha Moore Robert Morris in memory of Richard W. Repetto Theodore and Theresa Munz Jr. Kenneth and Susan Myers Carol Ann and Thomas O’Leary Brenda J. Oliphant Michael and Judy Paul Marcia Paullin Ann and Andrew Perch Vincent and Carmen Pezzullo David and Amy Pollack via the Jewish Communal Fund Dulcie Pomerantz Romm

Dr. and Mrs. Sidney and Sandy Portnoy Daniel Promislo Alan Reinach and Dana Perlman Alice Reyes and David Glancey Joy Rickabaugh John and Claire Rodgers Daniel and Faye Ross Adelle Rubin Ruth and Marvin Sachs Jane Scaccetti Harold and Sharon Schwalm James Shew Jim and Cathy Shippen Roy and Lee Shubert Caroline Simon Larry Smoose and Linda Lee Stanton and SaraKay Smullens Wayne Snover and Janet Tebbel Nicholas A. Spennato and Charlotte S. Roede Robert Stewart and Barbara Barnett-Stewart Claire and Paul Toy Lisa Trucksess Emily and Charles Wagner Debbie and Tom Walker Michael Walraven and Mary Lou Starling Jenny and Bill Webb Donna and Andrew Wechsler Vivian Weinblatt Fred and Arleen Weinstein William Beckett and Jo White Theresa and Peter Williams M. Jane Williams Richard Willis and Linda Hartnett Mr. and Mrs. Harry Woodcock Tom Woodward Paul Yaros Carol and Jeff Yetter Benjamin Zuckerman and Marian Robinson $125-$249 Anonymous (2) Barbara Abrahams Emely Aiken Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Andrews Jennifer and Stephen Arms Sally and Morris Barron Timothy Berger David and Nancy Bergman Bikki Bevelhymer Jane Biberman Doris and Aaron Bitman Thomas and Ann Blackburn Dr. Benjamin and Libby Blank Allen Bonner Judith Borie in honor of Lee van de Velde Marcia Bower Michael P. Boyle

Eadie and Allan Brooks Ann and David Brownlee Deirdre Julia Callahan Leah Chaplin and Eileen Gildea Scott and Nelly Childress Mary Chomitz Rick Greenstein and Claudia Tesoro Rhoda Coben Janet and Richard Conn Dr. Marie Conn Molli and Joe Conti in honor of Holly Kinser Karen Cuzzolino F. Mitchell Dana Joseph and Helen D’Angelo Rita and Grace Denbo Miriam and Samuel Diamond Stuart and Diana Donaldson Colleen Donofrio Ruby and Angela Dowd Sheila Dyan and Charles Gaglia Wendy Epstein and James Steiker Brynn Evans William and Anne Ewing Norma Fabian Judith and Paul Farber Anne and Steven Fassler Charlotte T. Feldman Kenneth and Cecile Frank Ms. Mary Frantz Ellen and David Freeman Paula Freilich Larry S. Friedman and Dean H. Rishel Grace Gonglewski and Eric Schoefer Robin Greene Susan Greene and Kathleen Sheridan Adele and Bertram Greenspun Marsha Gross and Paul Siegel Ona and Stephen Hamilton Brian Hanna V. Hedden Ruth Herd Daniel and Monica Hilferty Terry Hirshorn Daniel and Dorothy Hofer Donna and Bill Hower Kerry Huntsman Jackie Jefferson Timothy and Carol Johnson Sarah C. and Joe Jordan Ellen Baxter and Robert Kavash Kate Kidder Doerr Lorraine and David Kilmer Caren and Brian Kirschner Alan and Elaine Klawans Steven Knepper Jerry and Deena Koffler Barry and Janet Kushner David and Sayde Ladov


Thank You to Our Supporters Marion Laffey-Ferry in memory of Richard Repetto Linda L. Lenard Ruth Lesser Alan and Susan Levin Bob and Lynn Levitt Susan and Philip Lipkin Laurel and Robert Lipshutz Karen Lisker Linda and Dan Litwin F. Joseph Loeper Barbara and Bob Maerten Lynn and Joe Manko Milton and Renee Margulies Kenneth and Margery Maurer Linda McAleer and Maitlon Russell John McCormick and Ken Schmitt Michelle McFarlane Tom and Helen McNutt Arthur and Sallie Melvin Cheryl Meyer Marianne T. Miller Sandra and Martin Miller Paul and Lee Miller Ellen Monsees Judith Montgomery Stephen and Janet Mullin Joan Nerenberg Bonnie and Eliot Nierman Etta and Chuck Nissman Betsy Oliphant Linda Osler John and Judith Peakes Stephen Platt and Robin Schaufler Lois and Paul Plotnick Jeff and Elizabeth Podraza Nancy Post Janet Poth Aneira Puttaswamy Leslie Rescorla and Thomas Achenbach Rachel Reynolds Clifford Ridley and Betsey Hansell Gary and Robin Risler Elizabeth R. and William H. Rivers, Jr. Maxine Rosen Kenneth and Shelley Rosenberg Bernard and Camille Rosenberg J. Randall Rosensteel Alan Rothenberg and Enid Krasner Jerry and Bernice Rubenstein Mitchell Russell Joan Ryder and Robert Ludwig Joan and Bill Saidel Alexandra Samuels and Peter Kohn Karen Schermerhorn and Evan Seymour Debbie Schrager Jim Klein and Adeline Schultz Karen and Bob Serenbetz Polly Shaffer

Elaine Sherman and Robert Cohan Lenore and Bernard Sherman John and Maryann Shivers Susan and Charles Shubin James Akerberg and Larry Simmons Bob and Harriet Singer Carleene and David Slowik Lucinda Smith in honor of Holly Kinser Barbara and Steven Speece Roy and Corinne Stahl R. John and Susan Stedman Rita and Neil Stevens Susan and Robert W. Tafel Richard and Anne Tax Lorraine Toji April Tvarok John Urofsky Constance Villiers William Vogel in memory of Richard Repetto Ian Wachstein and Michele Zeldner Tom and Beth Warms Thomas Watkins Jeannine and David Webber Oscar Weber Sharon Weil-Chalker Shelly and Fred Weiner Leslie and Ellen Welson Bertram and Lorle Wolfson Barbara Wright $75-$124 Anonymous (10) David Ardrey Kay and Scott Armstrong Alan and Sandy Ault Dr. and Mrs. Stuart and Elaine Baer Sylva Baker Donald Bakove and Margaret McLaughlin Yvonne Bartman Carolyn and George Bassett Flora Becker Barbara Bell Timothy Berger Constance and Richard W. Berman Charlotte Biddle Fern and Robert Billet Jocelyn Block Hazel Bowers Charles Brennan Beth Brennan Rosemary Brody Patricia Brubaker Carol Buettger Charlotte E. Cady Anne Campbell Barbara Carmine Lucy Carroll and Robert Mccaffrey William and Lillian Cassel

Alice A. Chittenden Monica Choi Sandra and Jean-Marc Choukroun Barbara Ciesla Annemarie F. Clarke and David L. Buch Robert and Sandy Clay Bauer Susan B. Cohen Judith Cohen Janet Cook Barbara Cooke Elizabeth Cornman S Gerald Corso in memory of Richard Repetto B. Karen Coyne John and Fern Culhane Daniel Dagle Joseph and Helen D’Angelo Michael and Robin Daum Emily L. Davis Robert and Bonnie DeAngelo Rita and Grace Denbo Miriam and Samuel Diamond Gerald and Ellen DiPinto Colleen Donofrio Ray and Ellen Doyle Beverly Dubin Donald and Geraldine Duclow John Dulik and Sandra Folzer John and Lois S. Durso W. Wallace and Joanne C. Dyer Daniel and Nina Edelman Linda V. Ellsworth Debbie and Jerry Epstein Cindy and Fred Farlino Dr. and Mrs. Mark Feitelson John and Nancy Fischer Pamela Fisk Allyson J. Frank Judy Frank Judy and Richard Franken Jim and Fran Frazer James I. Frazer Fran Freedman and Jon Blum Allan P. Freedman and Amy Rappaport Michael and Helene Freidman Paula Freilich Brenda Furtak Doug and Jean Gessl Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix, Inc. Steven and Susan Glauser Peggy Glover Joan Gmitter Becca Goland-Van Ryn and Leah Kahn Harvey and Mary Goldstein Marylyn Goutmann Diane Graboyes Larry and Ann Green Marianne and Donald Green


Thank You to Our Supporters Carole Green Gladys Greenfield Grace Grillet and Rich Eagan Priscilla Grosick Robert and Lisbeth Grossman Leigh Gustafson Michael Hairston in memory of Richard Repetto Marcia Halbert Gail Hauptfuhrer Beverly Hayden and James Taylor Angela and Michael Hennessey Colin D. Hennessy and Dr. Jeremy S. Cohen Susan W Herron Lynn Hewitt Tom and Wendy Hibberd Morton and Lois Hoffman Lorna Hoopes-Hardt Esther and Robert Hornik Thomas Hurster and Jacqueline Salmon Irv and Janet Hurwitz Peter and Barbara Hutcheon David Ingram Richard Izard and Helen Angelina Dr. and Mrs. William and Nancy Jantsch Robert C Jones Kevin and Jennifer Julian Komal Kapoor and Lowell Fox Sandra Karlson David Kaufman and Nicole Kahn Robert and Ellen Baxter Kavash Margaret Keller Marjorie Epps Kennedy Maria Kiernan Caren and Brian Kirschner Kenneth Klein Joanne and Alex Klein Thomas and Anne Kohn Ellen Kopeland Ina Li and Michael Kostal Vicki Kramer Melvin and Rhoda S. Kreiner James Kronzer Neil Kutner in honor of Sheila Kutner Anne Silvers Lee Garry Lennon Robert and Joyce Leonetti Norman and Sylvia Lieberman Barbara and Richard Linde Karen Lisker Leroy and Ruth Loewenstern Whit MacLaughlin Donald and Nancy Maclay Cirel and Howard Magen Ted and Rowena Mann Bob and Sue Ann Marburg Milton and Renee Margulies Mary and Jack Markov Peter and Louise Marshall Kelly Russ Mast

Pam and Joe McCormick Alice McCreary and David Epler M. McDonald John and Rhoda McFadden Anne McHugh Tom and Helen McNutt Jeffrey Meadows Arthur and Sallie Melvin Jeff and Maxine Morgan David and Laurel Mosteller John and Margo Nafziger Michelle Niedermeier in honor of Holly Kinser Andrew Norton Frances Novack Matt and Judy Ochs Betsy Oliphant Linda Osler Stanton S. Oswald Sandra and John Packel Richard Pariseau Robert Peck Elisa Peduto in honor of Holly Kinser Ellen and Clifford Pemberton Mary and F. Laurence Pethick Claire and Lud Pisapia Jason Pizzi Stephen Platt and Robin Schaufler Lois and Paul Plotnick Bruce and Lynne Podrat Jeff and Elizabeth Podraza Dr. and Mrs. A. Richard Polis Madeline and Mickey Portnoy Margaret and Nicholas Potalivo Shirley Preston Mary Pugh in memory of Richard Repetto William and Linda Putnam Erat Linda Quam Barbara Quinn Abi and Craig Reed Eleanor and Joseph Reinhardt Patrick Ressler Karen and Jon Richter Clifford Ridley and Betsey Hansell Lorraine Riesenbach Linda Robinson, Ph.D. and Peter Krill Michael Rogers in memory of Richard Repetto J. Randall Rosensteel Alan Rothenberg and Enid Krasner Joan Rozanski Bernard and Barbara Ruekgauer Diane Rurode and Jim Lord Mitchell Russell Bill and Denise Ryan Roberta Sampson Karyn Scher Ruth Ann Schlesinger Carl W. and Mary Ellen Schneider Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

Deborah Schultz Carleton Schwager Mary Ellen and Bob Scott Hideko Secrest Karen and Bob Serenbetz Nancy Seweryn Kathy and Richard Sexton Thomas and Janice Showler Neil and Cheryl Shusterman Judith Skillings Jay Snyderman Paula Solomon Barbara and Steven Speece Margaret R. Spencer Phillip and Karen Spiker in honor of Courtney Spiker Martin Daniel and Judith Steiker Ruth and David Steinman Joel and Barbara Stewart Corinne Stone Paul Stone Cecilia Tannenbaum John Tarves Joseph Terry Letty D. Thall Marian Tracey William and Mary Tsiouris Ian Wachstein and Michele Zeldner Sharon and Paul Waimberg Beth Brooks and Robert Waterston Jenny and Bill Webb Robert Weinberg Shelly and Fred Weiner Helen and Harry Weinheimer Elizabeth Weinreb Thomas and Dawn Weiss Constance West Harold and Janet Whaling James Wilson Peter and Nancy Wood Sam and Kuna Yankell Rebecca and James Zug * Denotes gift made through the United Way ** Denotes a deceased supporter + Denotes gift of goods or services ^ Includes a matching gift List represents gifts made between January 1, 2015 through February 3, 2016


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 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

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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 Marketing Assistant............................................................................................................................. Samantha Pedings Communications Assistant................................................................................................................................TJ Harris Marketing Intern.............................................................................................................................Brendan Kortenhaus Development Director...........................................................................................................................Lauren Hughes Development Manager............................................................................................................................. Mimi Meserve Development Assistant................................................................................................................................. Will Freske

Production

Front of House

Education

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

Development

Staff

Director of Drama School................................................................................................................. Amanda Morton 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, Eva Rodriguez, Jack Tamburri Production Manager............................................................................................................................ Courtney Riggar Technical Director.................................................................................................................................. Glenn Perlman Associate Production Manager...................................................................................................... Jessica Day West Master Carpenter/Shop Foreman.......................................................................................................... Justin Romeo Master Electrician............................................................................................................................... Martin Stutzman Costume Supervisor............................................................................................................................... Alison Roberts Properties Master.............................................................................................................................. Christopher Haig Charge Scenic Artist...................................................................................................................... Kristina Chadwick Stage Managers................................................................................ Alec E. Ferrell, Kate Nelson, Katie Ringwood Assistant Director......................................................................................................................................Zoe Richards Assistant to the Stage Manager.......................................................................................................... Brittany Brewer Assistant to the Lighting Designer........................................................................................................ Kevin Duchon Audio Engineer.......................................................................................................................................... John Kolbinski Wardrobe Supervisor...............................................................................................................................Rebecca Rose Electricians......................................................................................................................... April Tvarok, Emalyn Witter Light Board Programmers...............................................................................................Lucas Nguyen, Jeremy Jason Stitchers...........................................................................................................................Rufus Cottman, Kayla Speedy Scenic Construction Intern............................................................................................................................Paula Leite Scenic Art Intern.......................................................................................................................................Tabitha Brown Costume Intern.......................................................................Brandon Bermudez, Marley Boone, Katherine King Props Intern............................................................................................................. Scott McMaster, Susannah Holub


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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.

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!

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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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