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Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash Credits...................................................................... 7 Director’s Note. ......................................................... 8 Musical Numbers....................................................... 9 Biographies. ........................................................... 10

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F R O M T H E T H E AT R E It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Actors Theatre! Thank you for joining us for Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, a special summer musical for us. The story of Johnny Cash is one of a boy from Arkansas who becomes one of the best-selling music artists of all time—the kind of tale that reverberates so bracingly with a North American hero myth narrative. Yet, look below the surface and find a richer, more complex core to his story. Cash used his fame to advocate for the oppressed. Filled with love, faith and rebellion, his songbook celebrated and uplifted the struggling, the marginalized and the voiceless in a way that continues to fill audiences with hope. We’re delighted to share this joyous music with you! We hope you’ll come back on August 10 for our Johnny Cash-inspired Singalong Session! This is a special, one-night-only performance where we’ll travel through the songs you know and love—country, bluegrass and beyond—and you’re invited to sing along. It’s truly an honor to come back home and join the Greater Louisville community through my work at Actors. With its innovative vision for a place where arts and culture intersect to create meaningful social impact, imagining all the possibilities that lie before us leaves me wholly inspired. If the warm welcome I’ve received so far is any indication, the Actors Theatre community—staff, artists, audience members and beyond—is just as vibrant and passionate as Louisville itself. The common bond that unites us all is a belief that transformation is possible. And for some of us, theatre is our conduit to make that belief a reality. As a ticket buyer this season, you can expect wonderful seats at any of our shows, produced with the typical flair known to Louisville audiences for 55 years. This season revels in the joys and complexities of the indomitable human spirit. These stories also feature exciting poetry, music, movement, and dance—with modern classics like The Wolves, the Bingham Signature Shakespeare Series’ Measure for Measure and my directorial debut at Actors, Once on This Island. I am excited to work toward a vision of a theatre where all are welcome and the stories onstage reflect the multiplicity of voices that makes this Commonwealth so vibrant. Thank you for joining us and enjoy Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash!

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Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash created by Richard Maltby, Jr. conceived by William Meade adapted from the Broadway Production by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Jason Edwards

orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby additional arrangements by David Abbinanti directed and musical direction by Dan Kazemi FEATURING Brian Russell Carey * Alex Keiper * Corbin Mayer * Craig McEldowney * Paul Wyatt * There will be one 15-minute intermission. Scenic Designer Michelle Lilly Costume Designer Alexander B. Tecoma Lighting Designer Aimee Hanyzewski Sound Designer Barry G. Funderburg † Choreographer Stephanie Card Stage Manager Katherine Thesing Casting Frank Honts Ring of Fire was originally produced on Broadway by William Meade, CTM Productions, Bob Cuillo, GFour Productions and James B. Freydberg. Ring of Fire is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. (866) 378.9758. www.theatricalrights.com The Choreographer is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers of the United States. † Designers that are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA – 829 of the IATSE

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“Truly he is what the land and country is all about, the heart and soul of it personified and what it means to be here... Blessed with a profound imagination, he used the gift to express all the various lost causes of the human soul. This is a miraculous and humbling thing.” —Bob Dylan, eulogy for Johnny Cash Johnny Cash’s “profound imagination” has left us with a legacy of song that endures, and will endure for generations to come. Johnny was a brilliant writer, country music idol, husband, father and humanitarian. He fought for better conditions in prisons, supported charities that benefited children worldwide, and stood up for the rights of Native Americans. He was also a rash and unpredictable personality who battled addiction and struggled to redeem the missteps of his personal life. It excites me to explore the path to redemption that Johnny’s life took. He became a reminder of our capability for compassion towards everyone, whether or not we agree with them or their actions. Rather than pass swift judgment on the darker parts of the human psyche, Johnny shed light on the full spectrum of mortal experience. The songs he left behind express an honest account of life’s highs and lows that extends beyond his own biography, and reminds us that we are all human, regardless of the mistakes that we have made. In telling the stories of broken folks, Johnny raised awareness for prison reform and the needless human sacrifice of war, and championed the oppressed. While some of the themes he tackled in his work— adultery, murder, domestic violence and addiction—can be difficult to swallow, they can also serve as a reminder that we have a choice to live as aware, empathetic humans—or not—and that there are consequences that come with these choices. Ring of Fire is an impressionistic tribute to the “Man in Black” that hopes to capture the essence and journey of this well-lived life, and all the good and the bad that came along with it. The show’s ensemble of five extremely talented actor-musicians will take you on a wild train ride through songs about family, nature, heartache, murder, hardship, loss, rebellion, love, humor, death and God. The performers come to represent not only Johnny himself, but the various (and familiar!) figures who were instrumental in shaping a country boy from Arkansas into the galvanized icon who advocated for the downtrodden. In presenting this material, I hope to hold a mirror up to our own selves, and continue the discussion on how to practice compassion and tolerance in today’s world.

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MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I “Opening” “Country Boy” “Straight A’s in Love” “In the Highways” “While I’ve Got It on My Mind” “Five Feet High and Rising” “Sweet Bye and Bye” “Daddy Sang Bass” “Flesh and Blood” “The Old Rugged Cross” “Cry, Cry, Cry” “Big River” “I Still Miss Someone” “Get Rhythm” “Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog” “Oh Come, Angel Band” “Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart” “If I Were a Carpenter” “Ring of Fire” “Jackson”

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BIOGRAPHIES THE ACTING COMPANY Brian Russell Carey Regional Theatre: The All Night Strut! at Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Back Home Again at Lesher Center for the Arts; Ring of Fire at Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Off-Broadway: Red Roses, Green Gold at The Minetta Lane Theatre; A Christmas Carol at MOD Theatre Company. Other Theatre: Ring of Fire at Oregon Cabaret Theatre and Potsdam Music Theatre. All Shook Up and Les Misérables at The Carriage House Theatre. Additional Credits: Carey received his B.F.A from Brigham Young University. He frequently collaborates with his fiancé, musical theatre writer Joey Contreras. For more information, please visit brianrussellcarey.com or @brianrcarey. Alex Keiper is honored to be making her Actors Theatre of Louisville debut! Recent Credits: The Humans (Walnut Street Theatre); Metamorphoses, Stupid F***ing Bird, The Secret Garden and Parade (Arden Theatre Company); Triumph of Love (Bristol Riverside Theatre); Hand to God (Philadelphia Theatre Company); Buzzer (Theatre Exile); Moon Over Buffalo (Gulfshore Playhouse); Lizzie (11th Hour Theatre Company, Barrymore Award for Outstanding Performance in a Musical)

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and Assassins (Milwaukee Repertory Theater). She is an Independence Foundation Fellow, an alum of the Atlantic Acting School’s Summer Intensive and received her B.F.A. from The University of the Arts. Up next: The Nerd at Milwaukee Repertory Theater. For more information, please visit alexkieper.com. Corbin Mayer is making his Actors Theatre debut. He was most recently seen in Ring of Fire at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, as Guy in Once (ZACH Theatre) and as both Elvis and Johnny Cash in Million Dollar Quartet. To learn more, please visit www.corbinmayer.com or @corblues. Craig McEldowney is making his Actors Theatre debut. Regional Theatre: Ring of Fire at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Treasure Island and Ragtime at The Fulton Theater. Television: Law & Order: SVU, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Fameless, One Life to Live, Guiding Light, and All My Children. Additional Credits: McEldowney is a proud AEA member and received his B.F.A. from the University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department. To learn more, please visit @craigmceldowney, craigmc.org, or facebook.com/craigmceldowney.

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BIOGRAPHIES Paul Wyatt is thrilled to be making his Actors Theatre of Louisville debut! Wyatt recently completed runs of Ring of Fire at Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Capital Repertory Theatre, and is elated to be playing the songs of Johnny Cash again. Favorite performances include Malcolm in The Full Monty, The Baker in Into the Woods, Sir Robin in Spamalot, Jackson in Pump Boys and Dinettes, Andrew in  I Hate Hamlet, and Stanley in Brighton Beach Memoirs. Wyatt is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

DIRECTOR

Dan Kazemi (Director & Music Director) is a New York-based composer, actor, director, music director, educator and is an Associate Artist at Milwaukee Repertory Theater. His directorial work has been seen at Milwaukee Rep with the hit productions of Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Ring of Fire. His recent musical direction credits for Milwaukee Rep include In the Heights, The All Night Strut!, Murder for Two, Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha and Dreamgirls. In

Philadelphia, Kazemi recently musically directed Lizzie (Barrymore Award), Herringbone (Barrymore Nomination), and orchestrated and musically directed the world premiere musicals, Field Hockey Hot (Barrymore Nomination) and Tulipomania. Kazemi’s music has been performed at the Cirque de Demain in Paris, Ballet Fleming and in the 213 Collective’s collaborations Untitled Project #213 and Your Attention Please!. Kazemi is also the composer of a new musical, The Tapioca Miracle.

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Barry G. Funderburg (Sound Designer) At Actors Theatre: In the Next Room or the vibrator play. Regional Theatre: Milwaukee Repertory Theater (seventynine productions), Alley Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Clarence Brown Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater, Indiana Repertory Theatre and City Theatre Company. Off-Broadway: Wittenberg at The Pearl Theatre. Other Theatre: Fake, Carter’s Way, and Mother Courage and Her Children at Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Utah Shakespeare Festival (thirty-four productions); Resident Ensemble Players; Idaho Shakespeare

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BIOGRAPHIES Festival; Ensemble Theatre Company Santa Barbara; American Players Theatre; Peninsula Players; and Writers Theatre, Next Theatre, Mercury Theater and Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago. Additional Credits: Two Chicago Equity Jeff Awards, St. Louis Theater Circle Award and an M.F.A. in sound design from Purdue University. Funderburg is a member of United Scenic Artists, ASCAP and the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association. Aimee Hanyzewski (Lighting Designer) is glad to be working with Actors Theatre of Louisville for the first time. She is a freelance lighting/scenic designer and the Resident Lighting Designer at Edgewood College, a liberal arts college in Madison, WI. Her work has been featured at Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Merrimack Repertory Theater. Other theaters Hanyzewski has designed for are Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, In Tandem Theatre, Next Act Theatre, Forward Theater, University of WisconsinMadison, University of WisconsinWhitewater, Capital City Theatre, Madison Savoyards Ltd and The Legacy Theatre.  Michelle Lilly (Scenic Designer) is a Chicago-based designer whose credits include Ring of Fire, Songs for Nobodies and Two Pianos, Four Hands at Milwaukee Repertory Theater; The Amish Project at Jedlicka Performing Arts Center; Fantastic Mr. Fox at Emerald City; A Streetcar Named Desire at Oakton Community College; Bunnicula! at Lifeline Theatre; Love and Information at Grinnell College; and Vinegar Tom, In the Red and Brown Water, Agamemnon, Fuente Ovejuna and Three Sisters at Northwestern University. Lilly has also worked with New Leaf Theatre, TUTA 12

Theatre and A Red Orchid Theatre. Lilly recently completed coursework for her M.F.A. in Stage Design at Northwestern University. She is co-founder of Brass Ink Design Studio and co-founder of Rabbit Hole, an immersive game design company. To learn more, please visit michellelillydesigns.com or brassinkstudio.com. Alexander B. Tecoma (Costume Designer) has been a draper in Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Costume Shop for the past 22 seasons. He was Rep Company Member of the Year for the 2004–2005 Season. Past designs for Milwaukee Repertory Theater include the 2016 world premiere of A Christmas Carol, Songs for Nobodies, Guys and Dolls, Man of La Mancha, Dreamgirls, The Color Purple, Ragtime, Assassins and Always…Patsy Cline. Other design credits include Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Milwaukee Chamber Theatre); Barrymore, Memory House, Skin Tight, Educating Rita, Syncopation and A Phoenix Too Frequent (Renaissance Theaterworks); The Tempest (Optimist Theatre); and Harley Davidson’s 100th Anniversary Tour. Other Theatre Credits Include: Great Lakes Theater Festival, American Players Theatre, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and Santa Fe Opera. Tecoma received his M.F.A. in Costume Design from University of Illinois.

CREATIVE STAFF Stephanie Card (Choreographer) is thrilled to make her Actors Theatre of Louisville debut with this incredible cast and creative team. New York: Figaro90210 (Off-Broadway, Choreographer), Wickedest Women (WP Theater, Movement Director).

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BIOGRAPHIES Tours: Motown: The Musical (North American Tour, Asst. Director). Selected Regional Theatre: Cabaret (Florida Repertory Theatre, Director), The Hound of the Baskervilles (Virginia Stage Company, Movement Director), The Legend of Georgia McBride (TheatreSquared, Choreographer), Oklahoma! (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Assoc. Choreographer), Spring Awakening (Hangar Theatre, Asst. Director). Card is currently adjunct faculty at Marymount Manhattan College and a proud member of SDC and AEA. For more information, please visit stephaniecard. com or @itscardycard.

PRODUCTION Katherine Thesing (Stage Manager) At Actors Theatre: We’ve Come to Believe, You Across from Me, Pipeline, Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula (2016 - 2018), The Santaland Diaries (2017 & 2018), Airness, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol, and Macbeth. Regional Theatre: Ring of Fire at Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Love’s Labour’s Lost at Montana Shakespeare in the Parks; Julius Caesar, Richard II and Much Ado About Nothing at Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. Additional Credits: Thesing is a proud alumna of the Professional Training Company and Bellarmine University.

A Contemporary Theatre (Seattle) and Paramount Theatre. He has worked extensively as both a director and dramaturg and was honored to be a directing resident at Milwaukee Repertory Theater in the 2013–2014 Season. Frank spent two seasons as Artistic Associate at Forward Theater Company in Madison, and he was the inaugural recipient of the Michael Flachmann Fellowship at Utah Shakespeare Festival. He is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

AUTHORS Richard Maltby, Jr. includes among his Broadway credits: Conceived/directed Ain’t Misbehavin’ (1978 Tony, NY Drama Critics, Outer Critics and Drama Desk Awards. Also Tony Award for Best Director); Fosse (1999 Tony, Outer Critics and Drama Desk Awards).

CASTING Frank Honts is in his third season at Milwaukee Repertory Theater as Casting Director and Director of the Emerging Professional Residency. Prior to joining The Rep staff in 2016, Honts worked at a number of regional theaters, including Utah Shakespeare Festival, Renaissance Theaterworks, Goodman Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, A U D I E N C E

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BIOGRAPHIES Lyricist: Miss Saigon (Evening Standard Award 1990, Tony Nomination for Best Score 1991). Director and co-lyricist of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song & Dance, 1986 (Tony Award for star Bernadette Peters). With composer David Shire: director/lyricist Baby, 1983 (book by Sybille Pearson; seven Tony Award nominations); Lyricist: Big, 1996 (book by John Weidman. Tony nomination: Best Score). Off-Broadway credits: director/ lyricist Starting Here, Starting Now, 1977 (Grammy Award nomination); Closer Than Ever, 1989 (Outer Critics Circle Awards: Best Musical, Best Score). He contributes devilish crossword puzzles to Harpers Magazine. The son of well-known orchestra leader, he is married to Janet Brenner with five children: Nicholas, David, Jordan, Emily and Charlotte.

William Meade began his career as a musician. He has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Zurich Philharmonic, Prague Philharmonic and Jacksonville Symphony. He has produced concerts throughout the U.S. and Europe with artists ranging from Arlo Guthrie to BB Kind. Television: The Miss America Pageant, The Super Bowl Halftime Show, Sex and The City, Love Monkey and Sesame Street. On Broadway, he has been involved with more than 50 musicals. He is a Grammy-nominated record producer with a wide range of theatrical releases to his credit, from Hello, Dolly! with Carol Channing to Elegies by William Finn.

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A R T I S T I C D I R E C TO R Robert Barry Fleming Artistic Director Fleming served as Associate Artistic Director at Cleveland Play House since 2016. Previously he served as the Director of Artistic Programming at Arena Stage; world premieres he commissioned, developed and championed during this tenure include the 2017 Best Musical Tony Award winner Dear Evan Hansen, Mary Kathryn Nagle’s Sovereignty, John Strand’s The Originalist, Katori Hall’s Blood Quilt, Karen Zacarías’ Destiny Of Desire, and the 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner Sweat, by Lynn Nottage. Fleming was an Associate Producer for the Off-Broadway premiere of The Two-Character Play by Tennessee Williams, starring Amanda Plummer and Brad Dourif. He was also an Associate Professor (tenured) and Chair of the University of San Diego Theatre Arts and Performance Studies Department. His most recent directing and choreography credits include Next To Normal (Tantrum Theater), The Royale (Cleveland Play House), Destiny Of Desire

(Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Caroline, or Change (Tantrum Theater) and Between Riverside and Crazy (Cleveland Play House). As part of the 2018 Cleveland Play House New Ground Theatre Festival, Fleming directed a reading of the new musical Minton’s Place by acclaimed contemporary music composer Nolan Williams, Jr., with libretto by Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Nikkole Salter. His professional acting credits include stints on Broadway (Ragtime directed by Frank Galati, Stand-Up Tragedy directed by the late Ron Link), Off-Broadway (the leading role in Insurrection: Holding History by Robert O’Hara at The Public Theater), joining Actors Equity Association with the national tour of Cats (Original Bus and Truck), playing major regional theaters (The Old Globe, The Guthrie, A Contemporary Theater, The Mark Taper Forum with the world premiere of George C. Wolfe’s Jelly’s Last Jam as Young Jelly), on television (Emmy-winning Disney Channel series Adventures In Wonderland, Family Matters, The George Carlin Show) and film (Academy Awardwinning L.A. Confidential and Twilight Of The Golds).

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DRACULA

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adapted and originally directed by William McNulty directed by Drew Fracher

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2019–2020 SEASON

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WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe

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adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello

directed by Meredith McDonough

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book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens music by Stephen Flaherty based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy directed and choreographed by Robert Barry Fleming

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A C TO R S T H E AT R E B OA R D S BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Mac Thompson Vice President Gill Holland Treasurer Jan Grayson Secretary Karen Wunderlin

Alejandro Alvarez John Bajandas Adam Beam Turney Berry Neville Blakemore III Colin Crawford William W. Crawford Jr. Angie Evans Kirsten Ford Linda Gaines †

Layla George Lena Hamel Barbara W. Juckett Jonathan Lowe Stewart Lussky Jennifer Mackin Theresa Reno-Weber Theodore S. Rosky ‡ Marsha Beck Roth ‡ Bob Saunders †

Scott Schaftlein John E. Selent Seema Sheth Wendy Sirchio Allan Tasman, MD ‡ Robbie Tindall Karl Victor

John J. Buchino, MD Mary Beth Clark Irwin H. Cutler, Jr. Gayle S. Dorsey Jane Driskell Douglass Farnsley Mrs. Harry S. Frazier, Jr. Clarence E. Glover Jack Guthrie

Ian Y. Henderson Frank B. Hower, Jr. Christine Johnson David M. Krebs Eleanor Bingham Miller Steven J. Paradis Donna King Perry Benjamin K. Richmond Donna Burks Sanders

Rev. Alfred R. Shands W. Kennedy Simpson Kathi Stearman Sherry Steinbock William M. Street Amanda Foard Tyler Ann C. Wells Jessica White

Vice President for Service Robert Lutz

Board Members Linda Cauble Wanda Cundiff Lew Ketcham Melanie Knight Tom Morton Val Slayton, M.D. Sue Terdan

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ADVISORY COUNCIL Carolee Allen James B. Appleberry Lynn Ashton Irving W. Bailey Stanley Bayersdorfer Karen Bearden Winfrey Blackburn, Jr. Neville Blakemore, Jr. Cornelia W. Bonnie

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Secretary Barbara Ketcham

Immediate Past President Caroline Martinson

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BENEFACTOR CIRCLE Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Gheens Foundation Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts Shakespeare in American Communities

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The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports Actors Theatre of Louisville with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting Actors Theatre of Louisville.

TEACHER ADVISORY COMMIT TEE Jenni Aberli, JCPS Literacy Specialist; Faith Anderson, Ballard High; Katie Blackerby Weible, YPAS; Brent Braun, Pleasure Ridge Park High; Judy Chandler, Bullitt County; Terrilyn Flemming, The Brown School; Kevin Gose, Valley High School; Amy Harpenau, New Albany High; Tom Hayes, Bardstown High; Kyrstin Price, KY School for the Blind; Kim Joiner, Noe Middle; Georgette Kleier, YPAS; Alison Lambert, Oldham County High; Tiffany LaVoie, Western Visual and Performing Arts Middle School; Amanda McFarland-Smith, Southern High; Patti Miller, Jeffersonville High; Kate Nitzken, Louisville Archdiocese; Steven Rahe, Western Visual and Performing Arts Middle School; Hannegan Roseberry, Community Montessori; Amanda Simmons, Mercy High; Patti Slagle, Louisville Writing Project; Tiffany Smith, Eastern High; Shelby Steege, Atherton High School; Robbie Steiner, Floyd Central High; Frank Ward, Trinity High; KeNiesha Zell, Jeffersonville High; Amy Zuccaro, Trinity High.

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Theatre Forward advances the American theatre and its communities by providing funding and other resources to the country’s leading nonprofit theatres. Theatre Forward and our theatres are most grateful to the following funders:

THEATRE EXECUTIVES ($50,000-$99,000) Bank of America* The Schloss Family Foundation♦ Wells Fargo*♦ BENEFACTORS ($25,000-$49,999) Buford Alexander and Pamela Farr*♦ BNY Mellon Steven & Joy Bunson*♦ Citi DeWitt Stern* Goldman, Sachs & Co. MetLife Morgan Stanley James S. & Lynne Turley*♦ Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP* PACESETTERS ($15,000‑$24,999) American Express* Bloomberg Cisco Systems, Inc.* The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. EY* Alan & Jennifer Freedman*♦ Frank & Bonnie Orlowski*♦ Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.

National Endowment for the Arts♦ Pfizer, Inc. Southwest Airlines♦† Theatermania/Gretchen Shugart*♦ George S. Smith, Jr.*♦ UBS DONORS ($10,000‑$14,999) Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Epiq Systems* Karen A. & Kevin W. Kennedy Foundation Lisa Orberg♦ Presidio* Thomas C. Quick* RBC Wealth Management♦ Daniel A. Simkowitz*♦ S&P Global TD Charitable Foundation♦ Isabelle Winkles*♦ SUPPORTERS ($2,500‑$9,999) Mitchell J. Auslander*♦ Disney/ABC Television Group* Paula A. Dominick*♦ Dorfman and Kaish Family Foundation, Inc. ♦ Dramatists Play Service, Inc.*

Kevin & Anne Driscoll John R. Dutt* ♦ Bruce R. and Tracey Ewing*♦ Jessica Farr* Mason & Kim Granger* ♦ Brian J. Harkins* ♦ Gregory S. Hurst* ♦ Howard and Janet Kagan ♦ Joseph F. Kirk* ♦ John R. Mathena *♦ Ogilvy & Mather† Jonathan Maurer and Gretchen Shugart*♦ Dina Merril & Ted Hartley* Newmark Holdings* Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. * John Thomopoulos*♦ Evelyn Mack Truitt* Leslie C. & Regina Quick Charitable Trust As of August 2017 * Theatre Forward/DeWitt Stern Fund for New American Theatre † Includes In-kind support ♦ Educating through Theatre Support

Theatre Forward supporters are former supporters of National Corporate Theatre Fund and Impact Creativity. For a complete list of funders visit theatreforward.org.

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The Galt House Hotel Heine Brothers’ Coffee Hilliard Lyons Hyland Glass Katie and Fred Ryser-Cycle The Kentucky Center for the Arts J.B. Speed Art Museum Chris and Julie Kay Kentucky Shakespeare Kentucky Space LLC Louisville Ballet Louisville Marriott Downtown Mike’s Kentucky Kitchen Ted and Mary Nixon A U D I E N C E

Parking Authority of River City (PARC) The Paw Zone, LLC Pawsitively Dogs Grooming Rabbit Hole Distillery Republic Bank Ms. Elizabeth Rounsavall SCOUT Wendy and Kris Sirchio Taxi 7 Mac and Jessica Thompson VIA Studio Virginia Gray Henry White Clay Consulting ZFX Flying Effects 21


I N D I V I D UA L S U P P O R T WORLD PREMIERE CIRCLE VISIONARY CIRCLE Anonymous Christina Lee Brown Crawford Charitable Fund Mrs. Harry S. Frazier, Jr. Caroline Martinson John E. Selent PRODUCER CIRCLE Sandra Frazier Stephen Reily and Emily Bingham Jacqueline R. and Theodore S. Rosky Ms. Elizabeth Rounsavall Mr. and Mrs. Mac Thompson DIRECTOR CIRCLE Anonymous John and Natalie Bajandas Brooke and Matthew Barzun Turney P. Berry and Kendra Foster Mrs. Edith S. Bingham Lena and Matthew Hamel Mary Gwen Wheeler and David A. Jones, Jr. Todd P. Lowe and Fran C. Ratterman Bruce Merrick and Karen McCoy Thomas and Mary Jo Mueller J. A. Paradis III David and Marsha Roth Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Rounsavall III Alfred Shands Cathy and Allan Tasman, MD The Wunderlin Company DESIGNER CIRCLE Mr. and Mrs. David Daulton Sarah and Peter Fuller Al and Jamie Paradis Jim and Marianne Welch PLAYWRIGHT CIRCLE Anonymous (2) Alejandro and Carol Alvarez Ms. Patricia W. Ballard Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ballard Jr. Eleanor Bingham-Miller Mrs. Edward S. Bonnie Meredith Wilson Brown Dr. Joseph J. Buchino Victoria and Paul J. Diaz Augusta and Gill Holland, Jr Bill and Joyce Holmes Ms. Stewart Lussky and Mr. Bob Jones Barbara and Bill Juckett Michael and Elizabeth Keyes Fairleigh and Abby Lussky 22

Carol and Charlie Pye Jonathan and Julie Roberts Kris and Wendy Sirchio Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Tindall DRAMATURG CIRCLE Anonymous Jesse and Kim Adams Keith Auerbach, M.D. Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey P. Callen Heather McHold and Stephen P. Campbell Layla George and Mike Clark Ken and Carolle Jones Clay Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson Nancy L. Doctor Mr. and Ms. Donald Finney Daniel and Kirsten Ford Jan M. Grayson Habdank Foundation Ken and Judy Handmaker Michelle and Michael Hanington Tanya Carrico and John Higgins Holland and Sherry McTyeire Madelyn Buzzard Mees Susan S. and Robert H. Means Rick and Becky Reed Matt and Cindy Schwartz Dr. Catherine Newton and Dr. Gordon Strauss John L. Tate and Phyllis McMurryTate In Memory of Joyce Price Trimble Linda and Chris Valentine David and Melissa Weedman Jane Welch Will and Becky West Phoebe A. Wood Ed and Anne Wunsch STAGE MANAGER Anonymous (2) Actors Associates Michael Alt Mr. James B. Appleberry Mr. and Mrs. Jon P. Arnold Rita Jane Bell Sharon and Stephen Berger Neville Blakemore, Jr. and Gray Henry Maggie Brandt and Bert Lyons Norma B. Braver Tom and Sylvia Brite Dr. and Mrs. John J. Buchino William Burbank John Burger Linda W. Cauble Dr. Phil Cochran and Ms. Marie B. Hertzman-Cochran A U D I E N C E

Larry and Nicole Combs Mr. Curtis R. Conlin and Mr. Chris Welsh Terry Conway Kevin and Mera Cossey Corlett Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Costel Brad Asher and Susan Coventry Irwin and Carol Cutler In Memory of Catherine Davidson Doreen and Jeff Eckmann Dr. Richard Edelson and Donna Smith Fr. John G. Eifler Mr. John R. Gregory Sonya and Ara Hacet Scott and JoAnn Haner Arvida and Edward Harris Jim Haynes Mrs. James C. Hennessy Shelley and Dennis Hillen Anna Hitron and Thomas Johnston Jonathan and Janet Hodes Mr. Richard Hoskins Mary Korfhage David and Carol Krebs Mr. Robert E. Kulp, Jr. Mrs. Willie Ann Lansing Rabbi Laura Metzger and Cantor David Lipp Jonathan Lowe Susan McNeese and Phil Lynch Robert T. and Eleanor Maddox Mr. and Mrs. John Mann Jr. Sally and Charlie Moyer Duane and Anne Murner Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Murphy Scott Neff Joanne and Joseph Oldham Erik Prentice and Megan Flynn Chris Price George W. Rapp Jr. and Lynne Meena Susan and Walter Sales Scott Schaftlein and Andrew Newton Jane Hardy and David Schmidt Dr. Marilyn Schorin Aneeta and Venkat Sharma Darrell and Nancy Shelton W. Kennedy and Sara Simpson Patti Slagle and Steve Zimmerman Larry Fleischer and Les Stanfield Sam Stewart and Sarah Daley Mrs. James W. Stites, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Bodley Stites Kelly and Travis Terlau Rose Mary Rommel Toebbe Porter Watkins and George Bailey


I N D I V I D UA L S U P P O R T Dr. Melissa L. Weaver Sarina and Robert Weiss L. David Wilson Stephen and Coretta Wolford Kimberly and Michael Wood

PRODUCTION CIRCLE PRINCIPAL ARTIST Carol Anne Edwards James and Grace Giesel Steve Knight Matt Linville and Kelly Will Beth Welch Frank and Teresa Bridgewaters SUPPORTING ROLE Bill and Carlyn Altman Maureen Awbrey and Diane Kyle Mr. and Mrs. W. Robinson Beard Stephen and Jeannie Bodney Stanley Bond Bethany Breetz and Ronald Loughry Rebecca S Brown Helen Cohen Vicki and Keith Coombs Gayle and Earl Dorsey Dr. Thalia Dorwick David & Paulette Dubofsky Susan E. Ellison Philip and Mary Eschels Chris and Kathelen Ferlita Robert Gable Vincenzo and Pat Gabriele Allen Harris and Alexis Rich Laura Petry Hollie Hopkins Cindy and Dwayne Jarboe Carol Jones Charles and Robyn Kane Charles and Donna Lavelle Mr. Joseph and Dr. Janine Malone Christopher P. Murphy Mrs. Mary J. Oberst Patrick Owen and Norman P. Dixon Lue and John Peabody Russell and Betty Prough Sean Riley and Adam Neff Janet and Richard Rink Bonnie and John Roth Ron Rubin, in honor of Jeff Rodgers and Actors Theatre Leadership

Kevin and Cheryl Sandefur Ellen and Max Shapira Arthur Shechet and Marilyn Robie Jeremy and Suzy Shepherd Dr. and Mrs. Roger J. Shott Mrs. Yandell R. Smith Ilam E. Smith Dr. John Roberts and Dr. Janet L. Smith Vertner Smith and Barbara West Charlotte and John Clay Stites Mr. and Mrs. Jack D. Stewart Dr. Peter and Margaret Fife Tanguay Mr. and Mrs. James Ward Les Waters Mitzie and Jim Wittliff Thomas and Susan Wobbe CRAFT ARTISAN Mary Alexander and John Downard Imran Aslam Rebecca Begley and Robert Weekly Christen and Mike Boone Daniel and Emma Briscoe Ms. Carol Dan Browning and Mr. Winston Miller Erin Burke Ashley and Jonathan Butler Tich Changamire Richard and Elizabeth Clay Melanie and Rowan Claypool Jeff Corral and Trudi Rash Paige and Tom Cox Colin Crawford Dawn and Robert Croft William Curley and Linda Huss Conrad Daniels Matt Delehanty and Emilie Maclean-Delehanty Leonidas Deters and Penelope Shaw Dr. Edward Dunn Dr. and Mrs. Walter Feibes Bill and Kathy Fensterer Gregg and Leslie Fowler Jack E. Francis Kerry Francis LuAnn and Salem George Jr. Clarence and Bettie Glover Aly and Jeff Goldberg Dr. and Mrs. Richard Goldwin Suzanne and C. Tyson Gorman Mike and Tara Guenthner

Carrie and Justin Hagovsky Barbara B. Hardy Kathy and Shaun Herbig Louis Hettinger Mr. Nick Hormann Rhonda and Steve Houghland Allison Jenkins Mica and Nick Jochim Donna Y. Kays Kim and Todd Kennedy Rob and Megan King Jessica and Kevin Klein Ed Kruger and Jeff Rodgers Henry and Marti Kuehn Amanda and John Littig Karen Long Joe Lyons Alex Marti Steve and Virginia Mattingly Erin and Chris Meiman Mr. Neil E. Mellen and Dr. Mavin H. Martin Lauren and Mike Minor Guy E. and Elizabeth S. Montgomery Janessa and John Moran Natalie and Patrick Oster Mr. G. Paul Owen, Jr. Dustin Page and Bryan Miller Patrice E. Paton Lisa Petry David and Elissa Polston Mr. C. Glenn Reid Alexis and Taylor Rich Ms. Sarah Dart Ruhl John & Shiao Shaw-Woo Seema Sheth and Andreas Wokutch Ted and Rae Shlechter Mary Ann Smania Amy and Matt Smith Dr. J. C. States and Ms. G. R. Russo Sarah and Wright Steenrod Ketti and Paul Stropkay Mr. and Mrs. William W. Weber Craig and Kelley Welch Don and Mary Wells Melany Wessels Janet C. Witzleben and Dr. Wayne Villanueva Dr. Ruth Wukasch Carol and Bill Young David and Bonnie Zepka Kelly Zullo

S TA F F D O N O R S Norman P. Dixon Carrie and Justin Hagovsky Jane B. Jones

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T H E AT R E S TA F F ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, Robert Barry Fleming ARTISTIC Artistic Producer ....................................................Emily Tarquin Artistic Manager ......................................Zachary Meicher-Buzzi Company Manager .........................................................Dot King

LITERARY Literary Director .................................................... Amy Wegener Literary Manager ..............................................Jenni Page-White Resident Dramaturg ......................... Hannah Rae Montgomery Literary Associate ..................................................... Jessica Reese

EDUCATION Education ..................................................Director Jane B. Jones Education Associates... Janelle Renee Dunn, Abigail Miskowiec Teaching Artists ...................................Liz Fentress, Keith McGill, Talleri McRae, Letitia Usher

ADMINISTRATION General Manager ............................................. Jeffrey S. Rodgers Human Resources Manager ........................................Marie Tull Systems Manager .......................................................... Dot Krebs Executive Assistant ............................................... Norman Dixon

AUDIENCE SERVICES & SALES Ticket Sales Director ............................................Kim McKercher Season Tickets Manager ......................................... Julie Gallegos Patron Services Managers ............ Steve Clark, Kristy Kannapell Patron Services Associates..... LaShana Avery, Sophia Bierman, Kristine Farley, Marty Huelsman

VOLUNTEER AND AUDIENCE RELATIONS Volunteer & Audience Relations Director..... Allison Hammons Lobby Manager .....................................................Tiffany Walton House Managers ..........Tiffany Bush, Jan Hubert, Hilary Jones, Abigail Rogers

OPERATIONS Operations Director ............................................... Carlo Stallings Building Services Supervisor ..................................Ricky Baldon Building Services ................Deonta Burns, Michael Sweatmon, Cedrick Yelder

PRODUCTION Production Manager ................................................ Paul Werner Associate Production Manager .................... Michael DeWhatley Production Stage Manager ................................Stephen Horton Resident Stage Managers ................................Jessica Kay Potter, Katherine Thesing Resident Production Assistants ...... Andie Burns, Margaret Rial

SCENIC Technical Director .............................................. Justin Hagovsky Associate Technical Director ...............................Braden Blauser Scene Shop Manager ...................................Javan Roy-Bachman Master Carpenter ......................................................... Alexia Hall Scenic Carpenters ..........................Hannah Allgeier, Josh Blum, Daniel Cutler, Pierre Vendette Deck Carpenters ................. Gracie Lawson, Brooke McPherson Scenic Artist .............................................................Ryan Bennett

COSTUMES Costume Director .........................................................Mike Floyd Crafts Master .......................................................... Shari Cochran Draper/Tailor ..............................................................Jeffery Park First Hands ....................................Faith Brown, Allison McCann Stitchers ............................... Celeste Collado, Maureen Vaughey Costume Design Assistant .......................................Isabel Martin Wig Supervisor .............................................................Katie Ward Wig & Makeup Assistant .................................... Rebecca Traylor Wig Assistant ....................................................... Joy Beth DeWitt Wardrobe Manager ....................................................Anna Jenny Wardrobe Assistant ..................................................Chloe Hixson

LIGHTING

DEVELOPMENT Director of Development .......................................Lori Kay Scott Director of Community Partnerships ...............Carrie Hagovsky Director of Individual Giving .......................... Katherine Lander Grants Manager .................................................... Allie Summers Development Coordinator ................................ Matthew Brown

FINANCE

Lighting Supervisor ...............................................Jason E. Weber Associate Lighting Supervisor ..................................Dani Clifford Lead Lighting Technician ..................................... Wylder Cooper Lighting Technician ..........Blake Anderson, William Blake Hall, Tyler Warner, Steven York

SOUND

Finance Director .......................................................Peggy Shake Accounting Manager ................................................. Jason Acree Accounting Assistant .......................................Christine England

Sound Supervisor ........................................................Paul Doyle Assistant Sound Supervisor ............................... Lindsay Burdsall Sound Technician .................. Marion Ayers, Victoria Campbell, Malyssa Quiles

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

PROPERTIES

Marketing & Communications Director .................Steve Knight Marketing Manager ................................................Melissa Hines Festival & Events Manager .....................................Erin Meiman Public Relations & Communications Manager .......... Elizabeth Greenfield Marketing & Communications Coordinator ............... Charlotte Stephens Graphic Designer ............................................ Mary Kate Grimes Assistant Graphic Designer ...........................Sheyenne Santiago Group Sales Manager ...............................................Sarah Peters Outbound Customer Service Representative ... David Meredith

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Properties Director .................................................Mark Walston Associate Properties Master ............................... Heather Lindert Assistant Properties Master ............................... Katelin Ashcraft Carpenter Artisan ....................................................Ryan Bennett Soft Goods Artisan ................................................Jessie Combest Media Technologist ............................................... Philip Allgeier

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COMPANY Director ....................................................Christine Albright-Tufts Artistic Coordinator ............................................... Jonathan Ruiz

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SERVICES & AMENITIES TICKET INFORMATION

Actors Theatre of Louisville was founded in 1964 by Richard Block in association with Ewel Cornett. Jon Jory was Producing Director from 1969 to 2000. Alexander Speer was Executive Director from 1965 to 2006.

ARTISTS UNDER COMMISSION In addition to reading script submissions from around the country, Actors Theatre of Louisville builds relationships with playwrights and encourages the creation of new work by commissioning plays from artists whom we admire. A new play commission engages a writer to pen a piece specifically for Actors Theatre of Louisville and allows us to support the work’s development from the earliest stages of inspiration onward. Some notable past full-length plays commissioned by Actors Theatre and produced in the Humana Festival of New American Plays include The Christians and The Thin Place by Lucas Hnath, Cry it Out by Molly Smith Metzler, For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday by Sarah Ruhl, Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo, Maple and Vine by Jordan Harrison (co-commission with Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Big Love and The Glory of the World by Charles Mee, and Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies (winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama).

COMMISSIONED WRITERS CURRENTLY INCLUDE: Jeff Augustin, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Sarah Gubbins, Rajiv Joseph and Bill Sherman

Box Office Hours (During Performances) Subject to change.

Monday: Tuesday-Thursday: Friday-Saturday: Sunday:

10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 12 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 12 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 12 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Order by phone: (502) 584-1205 • 1-800-4ATL-TIX Phone orders are subject to a $3 per ticket processing fee. All orders subject to a $2 per ticket Historic Landmark Fee. Online fees vary, based on ticket cost. Order Online: ActorsTheatre.org Address: 316 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40202-4218 USA

SPECIAL OFFERS Season Ticket Packages A range of ticket packages are available, including incredible benefits. Call our Box Office for options or visit ActorsTheatre.org/SeasonTickets. Groups Discounts ranging from 5% to 20% are available to groups of ten or more. Call (502) 585-1210 for details. Ages 60+, military, students (full-time with valid ID), and patrons with disabilities receive 10% off single tickets. Day of Performance: Patrons with disabilities and students $24. Gift Certificates Perfect for all occasions, gift certificates are available in any amount and can be purchased at the Box Office or online at actorstheatre.org. Ticket Exchange Ticket holders may exchange their tickets either by phone or in person. As soon as possible after exchange needs are known, please call or visit our Box Office to make arrangements. Ticket exchanges may be made until 5 p.m. the day of the date on the tickets or one hour in advance of a matinee—only for another performance of the same play. Upgrade fees may apply. PLEASE NOTE Ticket discounts are subject to availability, cannot be combined with other discounts, and are not valid on previously purchased tickets. Historic Landmark and phone fees apply. Not valid during blackout performances. Seating restrictions may apply. Visit ActorsTheatre.org/TicketOptions for more information. GALLERY HOURS (During Performances) Tuesday - Friday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. Closed Mondays and non-performance days

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SERVICES & AMENITIES NO SMOKING

FOOD & BEVERAGE Food is not permitted in the theatre.

No smoking of any kind is permitted within the facility.

Beverage Service Beverage service is available at the lobby bar TuesdaySunday, one hour before all shows and at intermission. Post-performance beverage service is available at MilkWood. Beverages can be pre-purchased for intermission at the bar before all performances.

ACCESSIBILITY

MilkWood Open Tuesday-Sunday at 5:30 p.m. MilkWood, a restaurant operated by Chef Edward Lee, is located on the lower level of Actors Theatre. Food is available at the bar in the restaurant without reservations; however, reservations are recommended for table service. For reservations, please call (502) 584-MILK (6455) or visit MilkwoodRestaurant.com.

LATE ARRIVAL POLICY Late Seating in the Pamela Brown Auditorium or the Bingham Theatre is at the discretion of the House Manager, who can be located in the lobbies upon your arrival. Due to the intimate nature of the Victor Jory Theatre, latecomers will not be seated.

PARKING Accessible parking is available on the Mezzanine Level of the Actors parking garage and on the Ground Floor Level for vans. There are additional marked spaces next to the Main Street elevators on Levels 3 through 6. The Actors parking garage elevators, located along Main Street, provide direct access to theatre lobbies. For information on discount parking for theatre events or traffic updates and alerts, please visit our website at ActorsTheatre.org or contact our Box Office at 502.584.1205.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE In the event of a fire, a severe storm or an earthquake, you will be instructed by an announcement from the stage indicating the best method of exit. Please notice the multiple red exit signs in the theatre. For your safety, please exit in a calm and orderly manner.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Accessible ramps, elevators, parking, restrooms, water fountains and wheelchair seating are available for patrons with disabilities. Booster seats are available for check-out at the Box Office with a refundable deposit. Parking is located on levels M and 3–6 of the garage. Accessible restrooms are located on the first floor and Mezzanine Level. Sound Enhancement All theatres are equipped with an FM wireless system for hearing enhancement. Lightweight receivers with earphones or magnetic induction loops are available free of charge, with a refundable deposit, from the House Manager or an usher. Audio-Described Performances Selected performances, generally during a weekend matinee, are audio described for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Describers provide a live, objective, and descriptive delivery of the visual elements of the performance in between the dialogue. A schedule is available at the Box Office. Provided by The Kentucky Center. Caption Theatre Caption Theatre is provided for selected performances for patrons who have hearing loss and may not benefit from hearing amplification. The audible elements are shown on an LED sign, in real time, as each line is spoken or sung. Reservations for this service should be made at the time of ticket purchase to ensure the best seating for this service. Provided by The Kentucky Center. Sensory Friendly Sensory-friendly items such as noise-reducing headphones, fidgets and stress balls are available for check-out, with a refundable deposit, from the House Manager or an usher. Large-Print Programs Large-print programs are available at the entrance to all theatres on both levels.

Please silence your phone or watch alarm so it will not disrupt the performance. Use of cellular phones, pagers, cameras, recording devices or any device that will light up the rows behind you are strictly prohibited in the auditorium. If you feel you may need to be contacted in case of an emergency, check your phone or pager with the house manager. The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever is strictly prohibited.

VOLUNTEERS Volunteer opportunities are available as a member of Actors Associates or the Usher Corps. Call (502) 584-1265 ext. 3072 or visit actorstheatre.org/participate.

NO FIREARMS

BACKSTAGE TOURS Backstage Tours arranged by advance request. Call (502) 584-1265.

Firearms are strictly prohibited on these premises.

CHILDREN Children under age four are not permitted unless the production specifically appeals to very young children. All children attending an event, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Because it can be distracting to others in the theatre, if your child is disruptive or excessively restless, you may be asked to step outside.

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RENTALS Looking for a unique space to hold an event? Actors Theatre boasts a variety of different spaces for events ranging from meetings to conferences. Call (502) 584-1265 for details.

All programs, activities and services are provided equally without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

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