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Sandra Tsing Loh with Caroline Aaron and Shannon Holt P H OTO BY D EB O R A R O B I N S O N
The radio host, solo performer, writer, and comedian Sandra Tsing Loh published her autobiography about her midlife crisis, The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones, in 2014. Loh details how her established lifestyle fell to pieces, skewers traditional views of marriage, and redefines what it means to be menopausal. After writing the book, she and Berkeley Rep Associate Director Lisa Peterson adapted Sandra’s material into an original theatre piece; it was developed at the Sundance Institute Theatre Program and premiered at South Coast Repertory in January 2016. Here, in an interview with Berkeley Rep’s Literary Manager, Sarah Rose Leonard, the collaborators discuss their rehearsal process and unpack what it means to be a woman of a certain age. How did you two first meet? Lisa Peterson: We met at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, where I was working at the time. We didn’t work together, but there was a new work festival where Sandra was doing one of her solo pieces. For this project we were really put together by Sundance. They’d invited Sandra to the lab at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MoCA). When was it, Sandra? The winter of… Sandra Tsing Loh: The winter of 2014. LP: Yeah, two years ago. At the time Sandra had written the book, but it had not been published yet. You also wanted to turn it into a theatrical piece. So Sundance put Sandra and me and a wonderful dramaturg named Janice Paran together in a gallery space for about a week. STL: I’d done many solo pieces in my 30s and early 40s. Then I had a midlife blowup and left theatre for a few years. I came back to it as a 51 year old, in this midlife moment. I think about the writer Kate Braverman—she has this anecdote about being a 26 year old smoking a cigarette and then you turn around for a match and you’re 34 [laughter]. I was like 36 and doing my thing and then I turned to get another latte, and then I was 51. You know, what happened?! So I realized at that point in terms of turning the book into a play, I didn’t know how to do it in my earlier mode of solo performance. I’d done like six different solo pieces and I felt I’d just done them every which way: here’s some linked stories, here you’re going to do some characters, you’re gonna do a monologue. I had literally no idea how to transform this book into a theatre piece. So it was Philip Himberg (artistic director of Sundance Theatre Institute) who took the piece and said, “You need Lisa Peterson!” Lisa is excellent at creating original work and shaping pieces to be dramaturgically sound. She sat with the material and sort of outlined it on a napkin.
LP: I’m pretty sure it was you who’d had the impulse of having friends with you onstage. You were less interested in being the only person out there telling your own story; you thought it might be fun to have a couple of bandmates and from that came the question of, well okay, what would they do? And because it was a Sundance lab, there were other projects rehearsing at the same time and so we were able to just go to wonderful actresses and say, “Hey, can you just stop by for an hour or so and read this with Sandra?” By the end of the week, I started realizing, oh, there are these trios of women in Sandra’s life. She’s got two daughters, she’s got her mother and her sister, and so I started to realize I could think of those two women as iconic figures in Sandra’s life. I think of you guys as a band, and I think of the stories as songs in a set. I’ve heard the play described as a cross between a traditional play, stand-up, and performance art, all of which Sandra has done. Do you feel like there’s a genre for this piece? STL: I don’t know! I think what Lisa’s saying about music is right: there’s definitely conscious choices about pacing and rhythm. I’ve also always really admired going in and out of a presentational style. My costars Caroline and Shannon might ask, “Am I looking at you, am I looking up, are we in the scene, are we dictating the scene?” Lisa has been very precise in the direction. So there’s all these internal determinations of when the action is going out to audience and when it’s going inward, which is fun to perform. I’m a humor monologist rather than an actor, and instead of listening and reacting in the moment to another actor, I’ll just wait for them to stop speaking so I can speak [laughter]. Monologists don’t think about scene partners! The other characters are the audience; your timing is based on their reaction. So when monologists go into the acting world they tend to cut people off. As a humor monologist you always want the audience to like you, and Lisa is really mindful of that. She’ll say, “Don’t go to the likable, play it for the laugh, don’t make it warm; don’t soften it. You’ve gotta be really tough this moment because otherwise we’re not gonna get the right feeling.” LP: That’s also because the content of this piece is very frank. And it’s not all pretty. So it’s important in this piece, every once in a while, to not worry about being liked. The humor comes from the frankness, don’t you think? STL: Yeah, and I’ve been pushed to go places that I would never have dreamed would be in a show. I just laugh my way through, and oh my god, I cry my way through.
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Why do you think talking about menopause in particular has served as an opening to talk about deeper aspects of your life? STL: Almost one in every two American women is menopausal now. That means that almost half of all American women aren’t making eggs anymore. That’s giant. But it’s not talked about—people hate that word, menopause. It has so many negative connotations: being dried up and creepy and old and brittle and unattractive and you’re done. Even though many of us are at that place. So I think that was an interesting conundrum: why isn’t it talked about more? For women this midlife moment is really a moment of rebellion and rebirth. The biological cycle of making eggs— that’s what you do, you make babies—goes away. Then you get to think of who you really are and what your life is. Because we live so much longer now; we’re only fertile those middle 25 years, around the middle third of our life. That means for most of a female’s life, she’s not making eggs or having babies. So that doesn’t define us. Actually, menopause isn’t the change; fertility is the change! Menopause is actually the return to who you were before the egg-making machine kicked in. LP: When we’re teenagers we’re talked to about what is happening to our bodies and guided through it. With menopause, nobody does that, so women are like, “What’s happening to you?” There’s an underground for a huge number of people. And not just menopause biologically, but the midlife experience for women. STL: That’s why I really love the fact that there are three middle-aged actresses on stage. There isn’t the young ingénue, there isn’t a handsome old guy; there are three middle-aged women doing their thing, and telling a story from their point of view. It’s been interesting—many men have responded really positively and powerfully to the material because often they remember their own mothers and they go, “Oh my god, that’s what was going on.” This guy in his 50s, he was in tears: he was flashing back to his childhood and remembering the change his mom went through and her depression and never understanding it.
Sandra Tsing Loh, Shannon Holt, and Caroline Aaron P H OTO BY D EB O R A R O B I N S O N
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For women this midlife moment is really a moment of rebellion and rebirth. The biological cycle of making eggs—that’s what you do, you make babies—goes away. Then you get to think of who you really are and what your life is. — S A N DR A T SING LOH
Sandra Tsing Loh with Shannon Holt P H OTO BY D EB O R A R O B I N S O N
Sandra, you explored whether marriage was obsolete in an essay in the Atlantic in 2009. Which of those ideas are still compelling to you seven years later? STL: My mom and her peers did not work. Now, women work full time, but also spend more hours per day with their children than a 1950s stay-at-home mom. So we are working full time; we are über-mothering; we’re supposed to have these slim, Pilates-based bodies; and we’re also supposed to go to the farmer’s market and buy organic, locally sourced vegetables, go home, and cook dinner. So when menopause comes along, it can be midlife biology’s way of saying, “Stop it; you can’t do all of it, you maybe can’t do any of it, put the brakes on, stop.” It’s kind of like nature’s compass saying, “Take another look at all these things that you’re doing and what society expects of you.” We live so much longer than we used to; in 1900 the average lifespan of a U.S. citizen was 48, so people were dead in menopause or their one marriage was enough. Now, people have long-term marriages that work, but for some people a marriage will last 20 years and then the next one will be 20 years. The conventional notions of marriage seem a little outdated to me. I have two girls who are 14 and 16, and I don’t even know that I’m going to recommend that they get married. Although I really, really wanna attend the wedding as the mother of the bride [laughter].
How have different generations of women reacted to the play? STL: I have found that older people are often the ones chuckling the most. I always remember, there was one time a pair of 80-something men were sitting together and laughing hysterically through the entire piece. I think sometimes young people are actually the ones that walk out and go, “Wait a minute, are you saying you didn’t love your children?” LP: I think younger women seem really drawn to it, with both fascination and horror. STL: I can barely remember my 20s, but certainly in my 30s, you really have to keep it a lot more together than women over the age of 50. You gotta have a career, and decide if you’re gonna get married or not, have children or not. I remember when I turned 30 I got the important, professional haircut, and said, “Now, no more jeans. I gotta wear these A-line skirts.” When you’re younger you can’t risk or dare to do too much because you’re trying to get your life together. So I think you’re right about young women, Lisa; I think the horror and fascination of, “Oh my god, that’s ahead!?” is not only terrifying, but also liberating. They might think, “Oh great, that’s better than collecting many cats and knitting!” Not that that’s a bad thing, but oh my god, there’s so much life and freedom ahead.
Those would be separate events. STL: Yeah, just put on a wedding dress, have a wedding, and then don’t live together. 2 0 1 6 –1 7 · S P E C I A L P R E S E N TAT I O N · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 9
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BE R K E L E Y R E P P R E S E N T S Sandra Tsing Loh
S A N D R A / P L AY W R I G H T
Sandra Tsing Loh is a writer/performer whose solo theatre shows include Aliens in America and Bad Sex With Bud Kemp (both off Broadway at Second Stage Theatre), Sugar Plum Fairy (Geffen Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theatre), I Worry (Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville), and The Bitch Is Back (Broad Stage). Her bestselling New York Times Notable Book Mother on Fire was inspired by her hit solo show in 2005, during which Variety named her one of America’s 50 most influential comedians. Her memoir The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones was selected as one of 2014’s New York Times’ 100 Notable Books, and was inspired by her Best American Essay in the Atlantic Monthly, for which she is a contributing editor. After development workshops with Sundance Theatre Lab and the Ojai Playwrights Conference, the dramatic adaptation of Madwoman received its world premiere at South Coast Repertory in January of 2016, and ran subsequently at the Pasadena Playhouse in June. The book has since been optioned by Paramount Television. Sandra has been a regular commentator on npr’s Morning Edition, and on pri’s This American Life and Marketplace; her weekly segment The Loh Life is heard on kpcc, and syndicated radio minute The Loh Down on Science is heard weekly by 4 million people over 150 public radio stations. Sandra is an adjunct professor at UC Irvine in drama and science communication. She is thrilled to be in Berkeley!
Caroline Aaron AC T O R A
Caroline made her Broadway debut in Robert Altman’s Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and later appeared in the film. She then went on to star on Broadway in The Iceman Cometh, Social Security, I Hate Hamlet, and most recently in Woody Allen’s Honeymoon Hotel. Caroline worked extensively with the late director Mike Nichols, first on Broadway and then in film with Working Girl, Primary Colors, and What Planet Are You From? Additionally she has been a staple in other iconic works, including Woody Allen’s films Crimes and Misdemeanors, Alice, Bullets over Broadway, Husbands and Wives, and Deconstructing Harry. She is also a familiar face in Nora Ephron’s work, having appeared in her films Sleepless in Seattle, This Is My Life, Lucky Numbers, and the play Love,
Loss, and What I Wore. Theatre credits also include Lincoln Center’s award–winning play A Kid Like Jake, and the West Coast premiere of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Sisters Rosensweig. Other film credits include starring roles in Golden Globe–nominated Beyond the Sea, the cult favorite Edward Scissorhands, Bounce, Hello My Name Is Doris alongside Sally Fields, and the blockbuster hits 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street, among many others. Most recent television credits include recurring roles in the award–winning series Episodes and Transparent, and the cbs series Life in Pieces. Among her numerous honors are Helen Hayes and Drama–Logue awards (The Sisters Rosensweig) and a Blockbuster Award for Best Supporting Actress (Bounce). She has also starred in The Madwoman in the Volvo productions at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, CA and at the Pasadena Playhouse. Caroline is also a published author, and her original play Such a Pretty Face is due to be produced this fall.
Shannon Holt AC T O R B
Shannon is thrilled to be making her Berkeley Rep debut. She recently performed in LA Theaterworks national tour of Judgment in Nuremberg. Her regional credits include South Coast Repertory, Pasadena Playhouse, Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, Trinity Repertory, Indiana Repertory, Laguna Playhouse, the Public Theater, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. In Los Angeles, she has worked on many stages including Evidence Room, Rogue Machine Theatre, The Theatre @ Boston Court, the Actors’ Gang, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, the Matrix Theatre Company, Los Angeles Theatre Center, East-West Players, and the Antaeus Theater Company, where she is a company member. She has received nominations and awards from LA Weekly, Stage Raw, LA Stage Alliance Ovations, and Backstage West. Her film and television credits include The Marc Pease Experience, Elsewhere, The Suite Life on Deck, Seinfeld, That ’70s Show, and ER, among others.
D I R E C T O R /A S S O C I AT E D I R E C T O R
Lisa is a two-time Obie Award–winning writer and director who is currently the associate director at Berkeley Rep. Previous projects at the Theatre include It Can’t Happen Here (2016); An Iliad (2012), which Lisa cowrote with Denis O’Hare, and which won Obie and Lortel Awards for Best Solo Performance; Mother Courage (2006); The Fall (2001); and Antony & Cleopatra (1999). For California Shakespeare Theater, Lisa directed You Never Can Tell, King Lear, The Winter’s Tale, All’s Well That Ends Well,
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and Love’s Labour’s Lost. Other recent West Coast productions include Hamlet, Henry IV Pt 2, and Othello (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); and Chavez Ravine (Ovation Award for Best Production), Palestine New Mexico, Electricidad, Water & Power, The House of Bernarda Alba, Body of Bourne, and Mules (Mark Taper Forum). She has directed world premieres by many major American writers, including Tony Kushner, Beth Henley, Donald Margulies, Jose Rivera, Ellen McLaughlin, Mac Wellman, Marlane Meyer, Polly Pen, Naomi Wallace, and many others. She regularly works at the Guthrie Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Long Wharf Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Ojai Playwrights Conference, and Sundance Theatre Lab. Lisa and Denis are working on a new play about faith and the Bible called The Good Book, and a commission for the McCarter Theatre titled The Song of Rome. Lisa is also writing a new music-theatre piece with Todd Almond called The Idea of Order, co-commissioned by La Jolla Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, and Seattle Rep.
Rachel’s Berkeley Rep credits include It Can’t Happen Here, An Iliad, Mother Courage, Antony & Cleopatra, and Valley Song. Her recent New York credits include Hadestown (New York Theatre Workshop); Tiny Beautiful Things and Dry Powder (the Public Theater); All the Ways to Say I Love You (mcc Theater); Antlia Pneumatica, Grand Concourse, Patron Saint of Sea Monsters, The Call, and Go Back to Where You Are (Playwrights Horizons); Night Is a Room, Our Lady of Kibeho, and And I And Silence (Signature Theatre); Bright Half Life (Women’s Project Theater); To the Bone (Cherry Lane Theatre); Hamlet in Bed and Stay (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); An Iliad (nytw, McCarter Theatre, tour); Slowgirl (lct3); Harper Regan and Bluebird (Atlantic Theater Company); This Wide Night (Naked Angels); and Orange, Hat & Grace (Soho Rep). Her recent regional work includes Poster Boy and And No More Shall We Part (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Animal (Studio Theater in DC); The Good Book (Court Theatre); Roe, Into the Woods, The Music Man, and Othello (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Annenberg); and Clybourne Park and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (the Guthrie Theater), as well as work at the O’Neill Playwright’s Conference from 2005 to 2014. Rachel received the Princess Grace Award, Lilly Awards, and an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence.
Candice returns to Berkeley Rep after designing The Beauty Queen of Leenane. She designed The Madwoman in the Volvo for South Coast Repertory and Pasadena Playhouse. She has
been the costume director for Center Theatre Group for 23 years and has designed the following shows for the Mark Taper and Kirk Douglas Theatre: different words for the same thing, Nightingale with Lynn Redgrave, Stuff Happens, Living Out, Stones in His Pockets, The Body of Bourne, Blade to the Heat, Mules, Neat, Dealer’s Choice, Tongue of a Bird (Intiman Theatre and the Public Theater), Enigma Variations with Donald Sutherland (Toronto and London), and The Affliction of Glory (a coproduction with the J. Paul Getty Museum), among others. For South Coast Repertory, Candice designed The Injured Party, Shipwrecked, A Feminine Ending, The Violet Hour, Everett Beekin, Dinner with Friends, Collected Stories, and Three Days of Rain (and Manhattan Theatre Club). Other regional credits include Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Virginia Stage Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Portland Stage Company, Empty Space Theatre, and Evidence Room, and she also designed Orphans with Al Pacino at Greenway Court.
Geoff is a member of the ensemble of Cornerstone Theater Company, where he has designed nearly 40 productions over the past 24 years. He also designed lighting for the South Coast Repertory productions of Sight Unseen, Taking Steps, Bach at Leipzig, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, Lovers and
Executioners, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Dazzle, Making It, Hold Please, Art, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Amy’s View, Two Sisters and a Piano, The Summer Moon, and References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot. His designs also have appeared in productions at La Jolla Playhouse, the Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Long Beach Opera, San Francisco Opera, Goodman Theatre, Trinity Repertory, Yale Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Guthrie Theater, and on Broadway. Geoff is a graduate of California State University, Chico, and the Yale School of Drama. He also serves as the head of design at the University of Washington in Seattle.
ORIGINAL MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGNER
Lindsay’s Broadway credits include A Time to Kill and Bronx Bombers. His off-Broadway credits include Privacy, Dry Powder, and Barbecue (the Public Theater), Bootycandy (Playwrights Horizons), Mr. Joy (lct3), Top Secret (New York Theatre Workshop), Rx (Primary Stages), and many others. His regional credits include the Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Alliance Theatre, Goodman Theatre, the Old Globe, American Conservatory Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, and
many others. His international credits include work as Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Canada), Royal Shakespeare Company (England), as well as productions in Ireland, Austria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Scotland. Lindsay received seven Joseph Jefferson Awards and 24 nominations, two Ovation Awards and three nominations, an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award, three Drama Desk Award nominations, two Helen Hayes nominations, two Barrymore nominations, as well as many others. Film scoring credits include Magnolia Pictures’ The Brass Teapot and hbo Films’ A Note of Triumph (2006 Academy Award, Best Documentary). Visit lindsayjones.com.
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Jerry was affiliated with South Coast Repertory from 1967–2005 and returned in 2014 as literary consultant. He served as dramaturg on nearly 150 new plays developed and seen at scr including the world premieres of Abundance, Freedomland, Golden Child, Intimate Apparel, Search and Destroy, Three Days of Rain, and Wit. His dramatic writing has been produced at South Coast Repertory and other theatres, and on television. He was project director of scr’s Pacific Playwrights Festival from its inception in 1998 through 2005 and, for seven years, served as artistic director of the theatre program of Sundance Institute. As a professor of theatre and film, he taught at Long Beach City College, UC Irvine, UC San
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BE R K E L E Y R E P P R E S E N T S Diego, csu Long Beach, and other institutions. He was consulting dramaturg for New York’s Roundabout Theatre Company for nearly a decade and left scr to become resident artistic director for the Old Globe in San Diego. He is now artistic development consultant following seven seasons as director of artistic development for Manhattan Theatre Club in New York.
Marcy Victoria Reed S TAG E M A N AG E R
Marcy, a stage and events manager, is delighted to join Berkeley Rep for the first time. Credits include TheatreWorks Silicon Valley (Sweeney Todd, the Gala presentations of Emma and Maria), San Jose Repertory Theatre (Crime and Punishment, Big Meal), the Old Globe (Fiasco’s adaptation of Into the Woods), La Jolla Playhouse (Sleeping Beauty Wakes, An Iliad), McCarter Theatre Center (Into the Woods, Are You There McPhee?, The Convert, Sleeping Beauty Wakes, A Christmas Carol, The How and the Why, An Iliad), New York Theatre Workshop (An Iliad, Belleville), Milwaukee Repertory Theater (The Whipping Man), Transcendence Theatre Company (Broadway Under the Stars 2013/2014), and 24 Hour Musicals on Broadway 2010–2013. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, holds a bfa in Stage Management, and is a proud former McCarter Theater Stage Management Intern.
s.l.f.m. inc./ Frier McCollister
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s.l.f.m. inc. is a management and production company based in Los Angeles, CA. Frier McCollister is a principal managing partner of s.l.f.m. inc. and is an independent theatrical producer and general manager based in Los Angeles. He produced the West Coast premieres of Sandra Tsing Loh’s first two solo shows, Aliens in America and Bad Sex with Bud Kemp, both at the Tiffany Theatre, and the world premieres of her subsequent four shows: I Worry, Sugar Plum Fairy (in association with Seattle Repertory Theatre), Mother on Fire, and The Bitch Is Back (in association with the Broad Stage.) He is also currently the managing director of ldos media lab, inc. the nonprofit production company that produces and distributes The Loh Down on Science.
MICHAEL LEIBERT ARTISTIC DIREC TOR
During Tony’s tenure as artistic director of Berkeley Rep, the Tony Award–winning nonprofit has earned a reputation as an international leader in innovative theatre. In those 19 years, Berkeley Rep has presented more than 70 world, American, and West Coast premieres and sent 23 shows to New York, two to London, and one to Hong Kong. Tony has 1 4 · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 2 0 1 6 –1 7 · S P E C I A L P R E S E N TAT I O N
staged more than 40 plays in Berkeley, including new work from Julia Cho, John Leguizamo, Culture Clash, Rinde Eckert, David Edgar, Danny Hoch, Geoff Hoyle, Itamar Moses, and Lemony Snicket. He directed the shows that transferred to London, Continental Divide and Tiny Kushner, and two that landed on Broadway as well: Bridge & Tunnel and Wishful Drinking. Prior to working at Berkeley Rep, Tony served as artistic director of Eureka Theatre, which produced the American premieres of plays by Dario Fo, Caryl Churchill, and David Edgar before focusing on a new generation of American writers. While at the Eureka, Tony commissioned Tony Kushner’s legendary Angels in America and co-directed its world premiere. He has collaborated with Kushner on eight plays at Berkeley Rep, including The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. Tony’s regional credits include Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage, Center Theatre Group, the Eureka Theatre, the Guthrie Theater, the Huntington Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Public Theater, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. As a playwright, he debuted Ghost Light, Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup, and Game On, written with Dan Hoyle. In 2012, Tony received the Margo Jones Award for “demonstrating a significant impact, understanding, and affirmation of playwriting, with a commitment to the living theatre.”
M A N AG I N G D I R E C T O R
Susan has served as Berkeley Rep’s managing director since 1990, leading the administration and operations of the Theatre. She has served as president of the League of Resident Theatres (lort) and treasurer of Theatre Communications Group, organizations that represent the interests of nonprofit theatres across the nation. Susan chaired panels for the Massachusetts Arts Council and has also served on program panels for Arts Midwest, the Joyce Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Closer to home, Susan serves on the board of the Downtown Berkeley Association (dba). She is the founding chair of the Berkeley Arts in Education Steering Committee for Berkeley Unified School District and the Berkeley Cultural Trust. She was awarded the 2012 Benjamin Ide Wheeler Medal by the Berkeley Community Fund. Susan serves on the faculty of Yale School of Drama and is a proud member of the Mont Blanc Ladies’ Literary Guild and Trekking Society. During her time in Berkeley, Susan has been instrumental in the construction of the Roda Theatre, the Nevo Education Center, the renovation of the Peet’s Theatre, and in the acquisition of both the Osher Studio and the Harrison Street campus.
Theresa Von Klug
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G E N E R A L M A N AG E R
Before joining Berkeley Rep, Theresa had over 20 years of experience in the New York not-for-profit performing arts sector where she has planned and executed events for dance, theatre, music, television, and film. Her previous positions include the interim general manager for the Public Theater; general manager/line producer for Theatre for a New Audience, where she opened its new state-ofthe-art theatre in Brooklyn and filmed a major motion picture of the inaugural production of Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, released June 2015; production manager at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and New York City Center, including the famous Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert; and field representative/lead negotiator for the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers. She holds a MS in Labor Relations and Human Resources Management from Baruch College.
P R O D U C T I O N M A N AG E R
Peter began his Berkeley Rep career in 2014, and since then some his favorite productions include Party People, X’s and O’s (A Football Love Story), and Aubergine. Previously, he served as production manager at the Public Theater, where favorite works include Here Lies Love, Father Comes Home from the War Parts 1–3, Mobile Shakespeare, and The Tempest as well as musical collaborations with Sting, the Roots, and the Eagles. Peter also helped Alex Timbers develop Rocky the Musical, The Last Goodbye, and the cult classic Dance Dance Revolution the Musical. Other favorites include working with Edward Albee to remount The Sandbox and The American Dream at their original home at the Cherry Lane Theatre, working on Little Flower of East Orange directed by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, and being a part of the development team for The Ride, an interactive four-mile traveling performance in the heart of Times Square. Regionally Peter has worked with the Huntington Theatre Company, American Repertory Theater, Commonwealth Shakespeare, Trinity Rep, Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Colorado Ballet, Central City Opera, and the Denver Center Theatre Company. Peter is a graduate of Otterbein University.
R E S I D E N T D R A M AT U R G/ D I R E C T O R , T H E G R O U N D F LO O R
Madeleine is the director of The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work and the Theatre’s resident dramaturg. She oversees commissioning and new play development, and dramaturged the world premiere productions of Aubergine, The House that will not Stand, Passing Strange, and In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), among others. As literary manager and associate dramaturg at Center Stage in Baltimore, she produced the First Look reading series and headed up its young audience initiative. Before moving to Baltimore, she 2 0 1 6 –1 7 · S P E C I A L P R E S E N TAT I O N · T H E B E R K E L E Y R E P M AG A Z I N E · 1 5
BE R K E L E Y R E P P R E S E N T S was the literary manager at Seattle Children’s Theatre, where she oversaw an extensive commissioning program. She also acted as assistant and interim literary manager at Intiman Theatre in Seattle. Madeleine served for four years on the executive committee of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and has also worked with act (Seattle), Austin Scriptworks, Crowded Fire, the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, the Kennedy Center, New Dramatists, Playwrights Center, and Portland Center Stage.
Amy Potozkin, csa
D I R E C T O R O F C A S T I N G/ A R T I S T I C A S S O C I AT E
This is Amy’s 27th season at Berkeley Rep. Through the years she has also had the pleasure of casting plays for act (Seattle), Arizona Theatre Company, Aurora Theatre Company, B Street Theatre, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Dallas Theater Center, Marin Theatre Company, the Marsh, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Social Impact Productions Inc., and Traveling Jewish Theatre. Amy cast roles for various independent films, including Conceiving Ada, starring Tilda Swinton; Haiku Tunnel and Love & Taxes, both by Josh Kornbluth; and Beyond Redemption by Britta Sjogren. Amy received her mfa from Brandeis University, where she was also an artist in residence. She has been an audition coach to hundreds of actors and a presentation/communication coach to many businesspeople. Amy taught acting at Mills College and audition technique at Berkeley Rep’s School of Theatre, and has led workshops at numerous other venues in the Bay Area. Prior to working at Berkeley Rep, she was an intern at Playwrights Horizons in New York. Amy is a member of csa, the Casting Society of America, and was nominated for Artios Awards for Excellence in Casting for The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures and One Man, Two Guvnors.
P R O D U C T I O N S TAG E M A N AG E R
Michael began his association with Berkeley Rep as the stage management intern for the 1984–85 season and is now in his 23rd year as production stage manager. Some of his favorite shows include 36 Views, Endgame, Eurydice, Hydriotaphia, and Mad Forest. He has also worked with the Barbican in London, the Huntington Theatre Company, the Juste Pour Rire Festival in Montreal, La Jolla Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theater, the Public Theater and Second Stage Theater in New York, and Yale Repertory Theatre. For the Magic Theatre, he stage managed Albert Takazauckas’ Breaking the Code and Sam Shepard’s The Late Henry Moss.
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Jack & Betty Schafer SEASON SPONSORS
Betty and Jack are proud to support Berkeley Rep. Jack just rotated off the Theatre’s board and is now on the boards of San Francisco Opera and the Straus Historical Society. He is an emeritus trustee of the San Francisco Art Institute and the Oxbow School. Betty is on the board of EarthJustice, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, and Sponsors of Educational Opportunity. In San Francisco, she is engaged in the launch of “Wise Aging,” a program for adults addressing the challenges of growing older. They have three daughters and eight grandchildren.
Michael & Sue Steinberg SEASON SPONSORS
Michael and Sue have been interested in the arts since they met and enjoy music, ballet, and live theatre. Michael, who recently retired as chairman and chief executive officer of Macy’s West, served on Berkeley Rep’s board of trustees from 1999 to 2006 and currently serves on the board of directors of the Jewish Museum. Sue serves on the board of the World of Children. The Steinbergs have always enjoyed regional theatre and are delighted to sponsor Berkeley Rep this season.
The Strauch Kulhanjian Family SEASON SPONSORS
Roger Strauch is a former president of Berkeley Rep’s board of trustees and is currently vice president of the board. He is chairman of the Roda Group (rodagroup.com), a venture-development company based in Berkeley, focused on cleantech investments, best known for launching Ask.com and for being an early investor in TerraVia (nasdaq: tvia, terravia.com), a next-generation food, nutrition, and specialty ingredients company that harnesses the power of algae. Roger is chairman of the board of CoolSystems, a medical technology company, and chairman of the board of trustees for the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute. He is a member of the UC Berkeley Engineering Dean’s college advisory board; a member of the board of Northside Center, a mental-health services agency based in Harlem, New York City; and a co-founder of the William Saroyan Program in Armenian Studies at Cal. Roger also leads the Mosse Art Restitution Project, which searches for family art illegally confiscated during Germany’s Third Reich. His wife, Julie A. Kulhanjian, is an attending physician at Oakland Children’s Hospital. They have three college-age children.
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Additional staff Associate Producer s.l.f.m. inc./ Frier McCollister Deck crew Matt Reynolds Electrics Bradley Hopper · William Poulin · Minerva Ramirez · Sarina Renteria · Matt Reynolds Corey Schaeffer · Nathanael Schiffbauer · Kourtney Snow · Ericka Sokolower-Shain · Caitlin Steinmann · Molly Stewart-Cohn · Lauren Wright Props Amelia Burke-Holt · Samantha Visbal · Rebecca Willis Scenic artists Lassen Hines · Anna McGahey Scene shop Ross Copeland · Will Gering · Carl Martin · Colin Suemnicht Stage carpenter Gabriel Holman Medical consultation for Berkeley Rep provided by Cindy J. Chang MD, ucsf Assoc. Clinical Professor and Steven Fugaro, MD.
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BE R K E L E Y R E P THANKS
Donors to the Annual Fund
We thank the many individuals in our community who help Berkeley Rep produce adventurous, thought-provoking, and thrilling theatre and bring arts education to thousands of young people every year. We gratefully recognize these donors to Berkeley Rep’s Annual Fund, who made their gifts between August 2015 and October 2016. To make your gift and join this distinguished group, visit berkeleyrep.org/give or call 510 647-2906.
S P ON S OR C I RC L E SEASON SPONSORS
Sheli & Burt Rosenberg, in honor of Len & Arlene Rosenberg Jack & Valerie Rowe Jean & Michael Strunsky Guy Tiphane Gail & Arne Wagner
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Jack & Betty Schafer Michael & Sue Steinberg The Strauch Kulhanjian Family
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Barbara & Rodgin Cohen Martha Ehmann Conte Bruce Golden & Michelle Mercer Frances Hellman & Warren Breslau Wayne Jordan & Quinn Delaney Jonathan Logan Jane Marvin/Peet’s Coffee Mary Ruth Quinn & Scott Shenker
E XECU TIV E S P O N S O R S $ 2 5,0 0 0 –49,9 9 9
Edward D. Baker Rena Bransten Susan Chamberlin John & Stephanie Dains Bill Falik & Diana Cohen Kerry Francis & John Jimerson Pam & Mitch Nichter Stewart & Rachelle Owen Marjorie Randolph
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Anonymous (2) Barbara & Gerson Bakar Carole B. Berg Maria Cardamone & Paul Matthews David & Vicki Cox Thalia Dorwick Robin & Rich Edwards Cynthia A. Farner David & Vicki Fleishhacker Paul Friedman & Diane Manley Karen Galatz & Jon Wellinghoff Paul Haahr & Susan Karp Scott & Sherry Haber Jack Klingelhofer Dixon Long Sandra & Ross McCandless Dugan Moore Leonard X & Arlene B. Rosenberg Joan Sarnat & David Hoffman
Liliane & Ed Schneider Janis Turner Felicia Woytak & Steven Rasmussen
A S S O CIAT E S P O N S O R S $ 6,0 0 0 – 11,9 9 9
Anonymous (3) Shelley & Jonathan Bagg Edith Barschi Neil & Gene Barth Valerie Barth & Peter Wiley Lynne Carmichael Daniel Cohn & Lynn Brinton Julie & Darren Cooke Robert Council & Ann Parks-Council Daryl Dichek & Kenneth Smith, in memory of Shirley D. Schild William Espey & Margaret Hart Edwards Tracy & Mark Ferron John & Carol Field, in honor of Marjorie Randolph Virginia & Timothy Foo Jill & Steve Fugaro Mary & Nicholas Graves Doug & Leni Herst, in honor of Susie Medak Hitz Foundation
Ms. Wendy E. Jordan Wanda Kownacki Ted & Carole Krumland Zandra Faye LeDuff Nancy & George Leitmann, in memory of Helen Barber Peter & Melanie Maier, in honor of Jill Fugaro Dale & Don Marshall Martin & Janis McNair Helen & John Meyer / Meyer Sound Steven & Patrece Mills M Mary Ann Peoples, in memory of Lou Peoples Peter Pervere & Georgia Cassel Barbara L. Peterson Sue Reinhold & Deborah Newbrun Pat Rougeau Cynthia & William Schaff Emily Shanks M Pat & Merrill Shanks Karen Stevenson & Bill McClave Lisa & Jim Taylor Wendy Williams Linda & Steven Wolan Martin & Margaret Zankel
A R T I S T IC DI R E C T OR’ S C I RC L E PA R T N E R S
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Anonymous (6) Stephen Belford & Bobby Minkler Becky & Jeff Bleich Cynthia & David Bogolub Brook & Shawn Byers Ronnie Caplane Jennifer Chaiken & Sam Hamilton Constance Crawford Karen & David Crommie Lois M. De Domenico Delia Fleishhacker Ehrlich Nancy & Jerry Falk Frannie Fleishhacker Ms. Teresa Burns Gunther & Dr. Andrew Gunther Richard & Lois Halliday Earl & Bonnie Hamlin Vera & David Hartford Richard N. Hill & Nancy Lundeen Renee Hilpert K James C. Hormel & Michael P. Nguyen, in honor of Rita Moreno Lynda & Dr. J. Pearce Hurley Kathleen & Chris Jackson Seymour Kaufman & Kerstin Edgerton Duke & Daisy Kiehn Rosalind & Sung-Hou Kim Louise Laufersweiler & Warren Sharp Tom Lockard & Alix Marduel Helen Marcus & David Williamson Phyra McCandless & Angelos Kottas M Miles & Mary Ellen McKey Susan Medak & Greg Murphy, in honor of Marcia Smolens Toby Mickelson & Donald Brody Eddie & Amy Orton Janet & Clyde Ostler Sandi & Dick Pantages Pease Family Fund Kermit & Janet Perlmutter David S. H. Rosenthal & Vicky Reich Patricia Sakai & Richard Shapiro
Beth & David Sawi Stephen Schoen & Margot Fraser Linda & Nathan Schultz Beryl & Ivor Silver Ed & Ellen Smith Audrey & Bob Sockolov Vickie Soulier Deborah Taylor Pamela Gay Walker/ Ghost Ranch Productions Beth Weissman Patricia & Jeffrey Williams Steven Winkel & Barbara Sahm Sheila Wishek Sally Woolsey
B E N E FAC TO R S
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Anonymous (6) Mel Adamson K Pat Angell, in memory of Gene Angell Martha & Bruce Atwater Naomi Auerbach & Ted Landau Nina Auerbach Linda & Mike Baker Michelle L. Barbour Leslie & Jack Batson Don & Gerry Beers David Beery & Norman Abramson Barbara Bernstein K Annikka Berridge Caroline Beverstock Brian Bock & Susan Rosin Caroline Booth Bernard Boudreaux Linda Brandenburger Broitman-Basri Family Don & Carol Anne Brown Katherine S. Burcham M Don Campbell & Family Betsey & Ken Cheitlin, in honor of Melvin & Hella Cheitlin Ed Cullen & Ann O’Connor James Cuthbertson Meredith Daane M Barbara & Tim Daniels M Richard & Anita Davis
Ilana DeBare & Sam Schuchat Francine & Beppe Di Palma Corinne & Mike Doyle Susan English & Michael Kalkstein Bill & Susan Epstein Merle & Michael Fajans Lisa & Dave Finer Ann & Shawn Fischer Hecht Linda Jo Fitz Patrick Flannery James & Jessica Fleming Jacques Fortier Thomas & Sharon Francis Lisa Franzel & Rod Mickels Donald & Dava Freed Herb & Marianne Friedman Chris R. Frostad M James Gala Dennis & Susan Johann Gilardi Marjorie Ginsburg & Howard Slyter Daniel & Hilary B. Goldstine Nelson Goodman, in memory of Marilyn Goodman Robert & Judith Greber William James Gregory Anne & Peter Griffes Garrett Gruener & Amy Slater Migsy & Jim Hamasaki Bob & Linda Harris Ruth Hennigar Christina Herdell, in memory of Vaughn & Ardis Herdell Howard Hertz & Jean Krois Elaine Hitchcock Bill Hofmann & Robbie Welling M The Hornthal Family Foundation, in honor of Susie Medak’s leadership Paula Hughmanick & Steven Berger George & Leslie Hume Marilyn Jensen-Akula Beth & Fred Karren Doug & Cessna Kaye Bill & Lisa Kelly Stephen F. Kispersky Jean & Jack Knox
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Lynn Eve Komaromi, in honor of the Berkeley Rep Staff John Kouns & Anne Baele Kouns Woof Kurtzman & Liz Hertz Helen E. Land Robert Lane & Tom Cantrell Randy Laroche & David Laudon Sherrill Lavagnino & Scott McKinney Andrew Leavitt & Catherine Lewis Ellen & Barry Levine Jennifer S. Lindsay Vonnie Madigan The Madison Family K Elsie Mallonee Naomi & Bruce Mann Lois & Gary Marcus Sumner & Hermine Marshall Charlotte & Adolph Martinelli Rebecca Martinez Erin McCune Kirk McKusick & Eric Allman Dan Miller Andy & June Monach Scott Montgomery & Marc Rand Jerry Mosher Marvin & Neva Moskowitz Daniel Murphy Judith & Richard Oken Sheldeen Osborne Judy O’Young, MD & Gregg Hauser Gerane Wharton Park Bob & MaryJane Pauley Tom & Kathy Pendleton David & Bobbie Pratt Linda Protiva Andrew Raskopf & David Gunderman Bill Reuter & Ruth Major Matt Pagel & Corey Revilla John & Jody Roberts Leigh Robinson Deborah Romer & William Tucker Boyard & Anne Rowe Lisa Salomon & Scott Forrest Monica Salusky & John K. Sutherland Jeane & Roger Samuelsen
Stephen C. Schaefer Jackie & Paul Schaeffer Dan Scharlin & Sara Katz Joyce & Jim Schnobrich Neal Shorstein, MD & Christopher Doane, in honor of Gail Wagner, MD Edie Silber & Steve Bomse Dave & Lori Simpson Margaret Skornia Cherida Collins Smith Sherry & David Smith Alice & Scott So Valerie Sopher David G. Steele Gary & Jana Stein Stephen Stublarec & Debra S. Belaga Duncan Susskind K Alison Teeman & Michael Yovino-Young Susan Terris Samuel Test Michael Tubach & Amrita Singhal William van Dyk & Margi Sullivan Jonathan & Kiyo Weiss Wendy Willrich Charles & Nancy Wolfram Sam & Joyce Zanze Mark Zitter & Jessica Nutik Zitter Jane & Mark Zuercher
LEGEND K in-kind gift M matching gift We are pleased to recognize first-time donors to Berkeley Rep, whose names appear in italics.
CH A M PIO N S
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Anonymous (5) · Tracy Achorn · Abbey Alkon & Jonathan Leonard · Gertrude E. Allen, in memory of Robert Allen · Roy & Judith Alper · Elisabeth Andreason & Melissa Allen · Marcia & George Argyris · Ross E. Armstrong · Patti Bittenbender · Eric Brink & Gayle Vassar M · Davis Carniglia & Mary-Claire Baker · Paula Carrell · Stan & Stephanie Casper · Leslie Chatham & Kathie Weston · Ed & Lisa Chilton · Patty & Geoff Chin · Roberta Christianson, in memory of Bea · John & Izzie Crane M · Mike & Pam Crane · Abby & Ross Davisson · Harry & Susan Dennis · Robert Deutsch · Paul Feigenbaum & Judy Kemeny · Dean Francis · Judith & Alex Glass · Glennis Lees & Michael Glazeski · Kim Golden & Jean Suda in honor of Bruce Golden & Michelle Mercer · Tim & Mary Haifley · Ann Harriman, in memory of Malcolm White · Dan & Shawna Hartman Brotsky M · Mr. & Mrs. Harold M. Isbell · Randall Johnson · Barbara E. Jones, in memory of William E. Jones · Corrina Jones · Dennis Kaump · Marilyn Kecso · Christopher Killian & Carole Ungvarsky · Janet Kornegay & Dan Sykes · Susilpa Lakireddy · Ms. Sidne S. Long · John E. Matthews · Susan & J. Patterson McBaine · Brian & Britt-Marie Morris · Margo Murray · Claire Noonan & Peter Landsberger · Lynette Pang & Michael Man · Regina Phelps · Gary F. Pokorny · Kent Rasmussen & Celia Ramsay · Charles Rice · Gregg Richardson & Lee Mingwei K · Helen Richardson · Maxine
We gratefully recognize the following members of the Annual Fund whose contributions were received from September to October 2016:
Risley, in memory of James Risley · Horacio & Angela Rodriguez · Rosov Consulting · Deborah Dashow Ruth, in memory of Leo P. Ruth · Teddy & Bruce Schwab · Seiger Family Foundation · Brenda Buckhold Shank, M.D., Ph.D. · John St. Dennis & Roy Anati · Monroe W. Strickberger · Pate & Judy Thomson · Prof. Jeremy Thorner & Dr. Carol Mimura · Alistair & Nellie Thornton · Sallie Weissinger
A DVO C AT E S
Anonymous (18) · Anonymous, in honor of Ruth & George Staten · Fred & Kathleen Allen · Robert & Evelyn Apte · Steven & Barbara Aumer-Vail · Todd & Diane Baker · Celia Bakke · Steven Beckendorf & Cynthia Hill · Richard & Kathy Berman · Robert Berman & Jane Ginsburg · Steve Bischoff · The Blackman Family · Gun Bolin · Ellen Brackman & Deborah Randolph · Diane Brett · Craig Broscow M · Dr. Paula Campbell · Robert & Margaret Cant · Bruce Carlton · John Carr · Kim & Dawn Chase · Laura Chenel · Karen Clayton & Stephen Clayton · Chris & Martie Conner · Michael & Denise Coyne · Sharon & Ed Cushman · Jill & Evan Custer · Robert & Loni Dantzler · Pat & Steve Davis · Jacqueline Desoer · Amar Doshi · Anita C. Eblé · Roger & Jane Emanuel · Joseph & Judith Epstein · Gini Erck & David Petta · Michael Evanhoe · James Finefrock & Harriet Hamlin · Brigitte & Louis Fisher · Martin & Barbara Fishman · Midge Fox K · Harvey & Deana Freedman · David
S U PP O R T E R S
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Barbara Benware · Geri & Martin Brownstein · Dorothy & Michael Herman · Cynthia Sears
CO N T RIB U TO R S
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Anonymous (2) · Elizabeth Balderston · Natalie Forrest & Douglas Sprague · Virginia M. Menezes · Kenneth & Joyce Scheidig
FRIE N D S
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Anonymous (2) · Monique Adam · Jeffrey & Karen Banks · Maria Boisvert · Karen Broido ·
Sustaining members as of October 2016:
Anonymous (6) Norman Abramson & David Beery Sam Ambler Carl W. Arnoult & Aurora Pan Ken & Joni Avery Nancy Axelrod Edith Barschi Neil & Gene Barth Susan & Barry Baskin Carole B. Berg Linda Brandenburger Broitman-Basri Family Bruce Carlton & Richard G. McCall
Stephen K. Cassidy Paula Champagne & David Watson Andrew Daly & Jody Taylor M. Laina Dicker Thalia Dorwick Rich & Robin Edwards Thomas W. Edwards & Rebecca Parlette-Edwards Bill & Susan Epstein William Espey & Margaret Hart Edwards Carol & John Field Dr. Stephen E. Follansbee & Dr. Richard A. Wolitz Kerry Francis Dr. Harvey & Deana Freedman Joseph & Antonia Friedman Paul T. Friedman Dr. John Frykman Laura K. Fujii David Gaskin & Phillip McPherson Marjorie Ginsburg & Howard Slyter Mary & Nicholas Graves Elizabeth Greene Jon & Becky Grether
Gaskin & Phillip McPherson · Tim Geoghegan · Barry & Erica Goode · Jane Gottesman & Geoffrey Biddle · Gene Gottfried · Priscilla Green, in honor of Maya & Rico Green · Don & Becky Grether · Ken & Karen Harley · Janet Harris · Geoffrey & Marin-Shawn Haynes · Irene & Robert Hepps · Dixie Hersh · Fran Hildebrand · Alex Ingersoll & Martin Tannenbaum · Pam & Ted Johann M · Charles & Laurie Kahn · Patricia Kaplan · Pat Kelly & Jennifer Doebler · Kimberly J. Kenley-Salarpi · Beth & Tim Kientzle M · Sue Fisher King · Jack & Birthe Kirsch · Susan Klee & David Stoloff · Jeff Klingman & Deborah Sedberry · Judith Knoll · Joan & David Komaromi · Natalie Lagorio · Jane & Michael Larkin · David & Mari Lee · Henry Lerner · Renee M. Linde · Mark & Roberta Linsky · Dottie Lofstrom · Bruce Maigatter & Pamela Partlow · Joan & Roger Mann · Sue & Phil Marineau · Caroline McCall & Eric Martin · Daniel & Beverlee McFadden · Brian McRee · Ruth Medak · Jamie Miller, in memory of Helene Sabin · Marlene & Stephen Miller · Jeff Miner · Geri Monheimer · James & Katherine Moule · James Musbach · Ron Nakayama · Greg Neukirchner · Jeanne E. Newman · Pier & Barbara Oddone, in memory of Michael Leibert · Judy Ogle · Peggy O’Neill · Carol J. Ormond · Nancy Park · Brian D. Parsons · James Pawlak · Kyle Peacock · P. David Pearson · Bob & Toni Peckham, in honor of Robert M. Peckham, Jr. · Paul & Suzanne Peterson · Anne Petrowsky · James F. Pine M ·
F. Anthony Placzek · Malcolm & Ann Plant · Charles Pollack & Joanna Cooper · Susie & Eric Poncelet · Timothy & Marilyn Potter · Roxann R. Preston · Rich Price · Laurel & Gerald Przybylski · Lois & Dan Purkett · Kathleen Quenneville · David & Mary Ramos · Sheldon & Catherine Ramsay · Paul & Margaret Robbins · Rick & Stephanie Rogers · Dorothy R. Saxe · Joyce & Kenneth Scheidig · Bob & Gloria Schiller · Mark Schoenrock & Claudia Fenelon · Dr. David Schulz M · Cynthia Sears · Steve & Susan Shortell · Ruth Simon · William & Martha Slavin · Carra Sleight · Suzanne Slyman · Jerry & Dick Smallwood · Sigrid Snider · Louis & Bonnie Spiesberger · Robert & Naomi Stamper · Herbert Steierman · Annie Stenzel · Lynn M. & A. Justin Sterling · Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Terdiman · Tracy Thompson · Karen Tiedemann & Geoff Piller · Mike & Ellen Turbow · Dean Ujihara · Sharon Ulrich & Marlowe Ng · Mark Valentine & Stacy Leier-Valentine · Gerald & Ruth Vurek · Adrian Walker · Louise & Larry Walker · Buddy & Jodi Warner · Dena & Wayne Watson-Lamprey · Mike Weinberger & Julianne Lindemann · Harvey & Rhona Weinstein · William R. Weir · Robert & Sheila Weisblatt · Dr. Ben & Mrs. Carolyn Werner · Elizabeth Werter & Henry Trevor · Robert T. Weston · Sharon & Kenneth Wilson · Fred Winslow & Barbara Baratta · Laura & Ernest Winslow · Margaret Wu & Ciara Cox · Lee Yearley & Sally Gressens · Sandra Yuen & Lawrence Shore
Marilyn Berg Cooper · John Crowe · Janet Goldberg · Holly Hagens · John & Linda McClain · Karen McLennan · Aliza and Peter Metzner · Julia Mickenberg, in honor of Seth Mickenberg and Fredo Silva · Gail & Gerald Pogoriler · Anya Raredon, in honor of Seth Mickenberg and Alfredo Silva · Margaret Shelleda · Norman Zilber
Joanne Connelly · Robert Currier · Lori DeLappeGrondin · Joy Elkinton-Walker · Bernice Ellison · Caryll Farrer · William Greenberg · William Jackson · Carole Johnson · Keisha Jones · Joseph King · Elizabeth J. Knowles · Marc Larby · Stephen Levine · Judith Linsenberg, in memory of Myrna Linsenberg · James Lockwood-Stewart · Karol Luque · Mr. William Martinelli · Kathleen McNamara · Catinca Negru · Frankie Nielsen · Patricia A. Pfeiffer · Janet Podell · Jocelyn Poulin · Bill Powers · Kelsey Quaranto · Robert Remiker · Laura Robinson · Elisabeth Rothenberger · Peter Samis · Carol Savio · Anne Scott · Anand Swaminathan · Lynn Watson & Debra Klinck · Paul Weir · Shawna Werle
PAT RO N S
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Anonymous (2) · Andrew M. Ach · Charles Anderson · Roberta Archibald · Betty Bell-Amarant · Lara Blair · Victoria Carlin · Paula Chaffee · Stephen A. Coffin · Linda Cole ·
Richard & Lois Halliday Julie & Paul Harkness Linda & Bob Harris Fred Hartwick Ruth Hennigar Douglas J. Hill Hoskins/Frame Family Trust Lynda & Dr. J. Pearce Hurley Robin C. Johnson Lynn Eve Komaromi Bonnie McPherson Killip Scott & Kathy Law Zandra Faye LeDuff Ines R. Lewandowitz Dot Lofstrom Dale & Don Marshall Sumner & Hermine Marshall Rebecca Martinez Suzanne & Charles McCulloch John G. McGehee Miles & Mary Ellen McKey Margaret D. & Winton McKibben Susan Medak & Greg Murphy Stephanie Mendel Toni Mester Shirley & Joe Nedham
Pam & Mitch Nichter Sheldeen G. Osborne Sharon Ott Amy Pearl Parodi Barbara L. Peterson Regina Phelps Margaret Phillips Marjorie Randolph Bonnie Ring Living Trust Tom Roberts David Rovno Tracie E. Rowson Deborah Dashow Ruth Patricia Sakai & Richard Shapiro Betty & Jack Schafer Brenda Buckhold Shank, M.D., Ph.D. Kevin Shoemaker Valerie Sopher Michael & Sue Steinberg Dr. Douglas & Anne Stewart Jean Strunsky Henry Timnick Guy Tiphane Phillip & Melody Trapp Janis Kate Turner Dorothy Walker
Weil Family Trust— Weil Family Karen & Henry Work Martin & Margaret Zankel
Gifts received by Berkeley Rep:
Anonymous Estate of Suzanne Adams Estate of Helen Barber Estate of Fritzi Benesch Estate of Nelly Berteaux Estate of Jill Bryans Estate of Nancy Croley Estate of John E. & Helen A. Manning Estate of Richard Markell Estate of Gladys Perez-Mendez Estate of Margaret Purvine Estate of Leigh & Ivy Robinson Estate of Stephen C. Schaefer Estate of Peter Sloss Estate of Harry Weininger Estate of Grace Williams
Members of this Society, which is named in honor of Founding Director Michael W. Leibert, have designated Berkeley Rep in their estate plans. Unless the donor specifies otherwise, planned gifts become a part of Berkeley Rep’s endowment, where they will provide the financial stability that enables Berkeley Rep to maintain the highest standards of artistic excellence, support new work, and serve the community with innovative education and outreach programs, year after year, in perpetuity. For more information on becoming a member, visit our website at berkeleyrep.org/mls or contact Daria Hepps at 510 647-2904 or email@example.com.
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We thank the many institutional partners who enrich our community by championing Berkeley Rep’s artistic and community outreach programs. We gratefully recognize these donors to Berkeley Rep’s Annual Fund, who made their gifts between August 2015 and October 2016.
G IF T S O F $ 10 0,0 0 0 A N D A B OV E The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation The Shubert Foundation G IF T S O F $50,0 0 0 –9 9,9 9 9 Edgerton Foundation The Reva and David Logan Foundation National Endowment for the Arts The Bernard Osher Foundation The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
BE R K E L E Y R E P T H A N K S
G IF T S O F $2 5,0 0 0 –49,9 9 9 Anonymous BayTree Fund The Frank H. & Eva B. Buck Foundation The Ira and Leonore S. Gershwin Philanthropic Fund Wallis Foundation Woodlawn Foundation
G IF T S O F $5,0 0 0 –9,9 9 9 Anonymous Berkeley Civic Arts Program Distracted Globe Foundation Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Ramsay Family Foundation Karl & Alice Ruppenthal Foundation for the Arts G IF T S O F $ 1,0 0 0 –4,9 9 9 Joyce & William Brantman Foundation Civic Foundation jec Foundation twanda Foundation
COR P OR AT E S P ON S OR S SEASON SPONSORS
G I F T S O F $ 10 0,0 0 0 A N D A B OV E
G I F T S O F $ 3,0 0 0 – 5,9 9 9
Mechanics Bank Wealth Management The Morrison & Foerster Foundation
Bayer Gallagher Risk Management Services Macy’s
CO R P O R AT E PA R T N E R S
G I F T S O F $ 6,0 0 0 –11,9 9 9
E XECU TIV E S P O N S O R S
G I F T S O F $ 2 5,0 0 0 –49,9 9 9
PE R FO R M A N CE S P O N S O R S
G I F T S O F $ 12 ,0 0 0 –2 4 ,9 9 9
Armanino llp City National Bank Deloitte Panoramic Interests Schoenberg Family Law Group
B U S IN E S S M E M B E R S
G I F T S O F $ 1, 5 0 0 –2 ,9 9 9
Aspiriant Wealth Management BluesCruise.com McCutcheon Construction Oliver & Company Perforce Foundation
Is your company a corporate sponsor? Berkeley Rep’s Corporate Partnership program offers excellent opportunities to network, entertain clients, reward employees, increase visibility, and support the arts and arts education in the community. For details visit berkeleyrep.org/support or call Daria Hepps at 510 647-2904.
I N-K I N D S P ON S OR S
act Catering Almare Gelato Italiano Angeline’s Louisiana Kitchen Aurora Catering Autumn Press B&B Kitchen & Bar Bare Snacks Bistro Liaison Bogatin, Corman & Gold brk Cancun Comal Domaine Carneros by Taittinger Donkey & Goat Winery Drake’s Brewing Company East Bay Spice Company Eureka! five Folie à Deux
Gecko Gecko Hafner Vineyard Hugh Groman Catering & Greenleaf Platters Jazzcaffè La Mediterranee La Note Latham & Watkins llp Match Vineyards Mayer Brown llp Pathos Organic Greek Kitchen Phil’s Sliders Picante PiQ Platano Salvadoran Cuisine Quady Winery Revival Bar + Kitchen Robert Meyer’s Mangia Nosh Catering
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St. George Spirits Suya African Carribbean Grill Sweet Adeline Tigerlily Venus Restaurant Whole Foods Market Hotel Shattuck Plaza is the official hotel of Berkeley Rep. Pro-bono legal services are generously provided by Latham & Watkins llp and Mayer Brown llp
M AT C H I NG G I F T S The following companies have matched their employees’ contributions to Berkeley Rep. Please contact your company’s HR office to find out if your company matches gifts. Adobe Systems Inc. · Advent Software · American Express · Apple · Applied Materials · Argo Group · at&t · Bank of America · BlackRock · Bristol Myers Squibb · Charles Schwab & Co, Inc · Chevron Corporation · Clorox · Constellation Energy · Dolby · Gap · Genentech · Google · ibm Corporation · John Wiley & Sons, Inc. · kla Tencor · Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory · Macy’s Inc. · Matson Navigation Company · Microsoft · Morrison & Foerster · norcal Mutual Insurance Company · Nvidia · Oracle Corporation · Salesforce.com · Shell Oil · Sidley Austin llp, San Francisco · Synopsys · The Walt Disney Company · Union Bank, The Private Bank · visa u.s.a., Inc.
BOA R D OF T RU ST E E S
BE R K E L E Y R E P STA F F Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone
Managing Director Susan Medak
General Manager Theresa Von Klug ARTISTIC Director of Casting & Artistic Associate Amy Potozkin Director, The Ground Floor/ Resident Dramaturg Madeleine Oldham Literary Manager Sarah Rose Leonard Artistic Associate Katie Craddock Associate Director Lisa Peterson Associate Artist Liesl Tommy TCG Artist-in-Residence Reggie D. White Artists under Commission Todd Almond · Christina Anderson · Jackie Sibblies Drury · Dave Malloy · Lisa Peterson · Sarah Ruhl · Tori Sampson · Joe Waechter
Draper Alex Zeek Tailor Kathy Kellner Griffith First Hand Janet Conery Wardrobe Supervisor Barbara Blair
P R ODUC T ION Production Manager Peter Dean Associate Production Manager Amanda Williams O’Steen Company Manager Jean-Paul Gressieux Production Driver Johnny Van Chang
A DM I N I S T R AT ION Controller Suzanne Pettigrew Associate General Manager/ Human Resources Manager David Lorenc Associate Managing Director/ Manager, The Ground Floor Sarah Williams Executive Assistant Kate Gorman Bookkeeper Kristine Taylor Human Resources Administrator Rhonda Scott Associate Controller Eric Ipsen Director of Technology Gustav Davila Tessitura User Interaction Administrator Destiny Askin Desktop Support Specialist Dianne Brenner
S TAG E M A NAG E M E N T Production Stage Manager Michael Suenkel Stage Managers Leslie M. Radin · Karen Szpaller · Julie Haber · Kimberly Mark Webb Production Assistants Amanda Mason · Sofie Miller · Betsy Norton S TA G E OP E R AT ION S Stage Supervisor Julia Englehorn P R OP E R T I E S Properties Supervisor Jillian A. Green Associate Properties Supervisor Gretta Grazier Properties Artisan Viqui Peralta S C E N E S HOP Technical Director Jim Smith Associate Technical Director Matt Rohner Shop Foreman Sam McKnight Master Carpenter Jamaica Montgomery-Glenn Carpenters Patrick Keene · Read Tuddenham SCENIC ART Charge Scenic Artist Lisa Lázár COSTUMES Costume Director Maggi Yule Associate Costume Director/ Hair and Makeup Supervisor Amy Bobeda
ELECTRICS Master Electrician Frederick C. Geffken Production Electricians Christine Cochrane · Kenneth Coté S OU N D A N D V I DE O Sound Supervisor James Ballen Sound Engineers Angela Don · Annemarie Scerra Video Supervisor Alex Marshall
DE V E L OPM E N T Director of Development Lynn Eve Komaromi Associate Director of Development Daria Hepps Director of Individual Giving Laura Fichtenberg Director of Special Events Julie Cervetto Individual Giving Manager Joanna Taber Institutional Giving Manager Cindy Cesca Yoshiyama Special Events Coordinator Lauren Shorofsky Development Database Coordinator Jane Voytek Development Associate Kelsey Scott Executive Assistant Jennie Goldfarb B OX OF F I C E Ticket Services Director Geo Haynes Subscription Manager Laurie Barnes
Box Office Supervisor Julie Gotsch Box Office Agents Carmen Darling · Faith Darling · Jordan Don · Katherine Gunn · Eliza Oakley · Anna Slotterback M A R K E T I NG & C OM M U N I C AT ION S Director of Marketing, Communications, and Patron Engagement Polly Winograd Ikonen Director of Public Relations Tim Etheridge Marketing Director Peter Yonka Art Director Nora Merecicky Communications & Digital Content Director Karen McKevitt Audience Development Manager Samanta Cubias Webmaster Christina Cone Video & Multimedia Producer Joel Dockendorf Program Advertising Pamela Webster Front of House Director Kelly Kelley Senior House Manager Debra Selman House Managers Steven Coambs · Juliet Czoka · Aleta George · Mary Cait Hogan · Ayanna Makalani · Sarah Mosby · Angie Nicolas · Tuesday Ray · David Rogers Lead Concessionaires Steven Coambs · Angelica Foster · Nina Gorham · Sarah Mosby Concessionaires Jessica Bates · Trevor Cheitlin · Alisha Erlich · Lorenz Gonzales · Katie Holmes · Daron Jennings · Benjamin Ortiz · K. Michelle Sellers · Chenoa Small · Sandy Valois · Sergio Verduzco OP E R AT ION S Facilities Director Mark Morrisette Facilities Coordinator Andrew Susskind Building Engineer Thomas Tran Maintenance Technician Johnny Van Chang Facilities Assistants Theresa Drumgoolie · Sophie Li · Alex Maciel · Carlos Mendoza · Jesus Rodriguez · Diego Ruiz · LeRoy Thomas BERKELEY REP S C HO OL OF T H E AT R E Director of the School of Theatre Rachel Hull Associate Director MaryBeth Cavanaugh Program Manager, Training and Community Programs Anthony Jackson Registrar Katie Riemann Community Programs Administrator Modesta Tamayo Faculty Bobby August Jr. · Erica Blue · Jon Burnett · Rebecca Castelli · Eugenie
Chan · Iu-Hui Chua · Jiwon Chung · Sally Clawson · Laura Derry · Alexandra Diamond · Deborah Eubanks · Susan Garner · Christine Germain · Nancy Gold · Gary Graves · Marvin Greene · Susan-Jane Harrison · Gendell HingHernández · Andrew Hurteau · Krista Knight · Julian López-Morillas · Dave Maier · JanLee Marshall · Reid McCann Patricia Miller · Alex Moggridge · Edward Morgan · Jack Nicolaus · Slater Penney · Greg Pierotti · Lisa Anne Porter · Diane Rachel · Rolf Saxon · Elyse Shafarman · Arje Shaw · Joyful Simpson · Cleavon Smith · M. Graham Smith · Daniel Talbott · Elizabeth Vega · James Wagner Jan and Howard Oringer Teaching Artists Miriam Ani · Erica Blue · Khalia Davis · Amber Flame · Gendell HingHernández · Dave Maier · Marilet Martinez · Jack Nicolaus · Carla Pantoja · Radhika Rao · Salim Razawi · Lindsey Schmelzter · Teddy Spencer · Simon Trumble · Elena Wright · Patricia Wright Teen Core Council Neo Barnes · Abram Blitz · Bridey Caramagno · Carmela Catoc · Uma Channer · Fiona Deane-Grundman · Lucy Curran · Devin Elias · Adin Gilman-Cohen · Alecia Harger · Kyla Henderson · Krysia Olszewska · Maya Simon · Chloe Smith · Isabelle Smith Docent Co-Chairs Matty Bloom, Content Joy Lancaster, Recruitment Selma Meyerowitz, Off-Sites and Procedures 2016–17 B E R K E L E Y R E P FELLOWSHIPS Bret C. Harte Directing Fellow Chika Ike Company Management Fellow Morgan Steele Costume Fellow Kennedy Warner Development Fellow Julia Starr Education Fellow Michael Curry Graphic Design Fellow Cynthia Peñaloza Harry Weininger Sound Fellow Mariah Brougher Lighting/Electrics Fellow Josh Hemmo Marketing/Digital Communications Fellow Lauren Goldfarb Peter F. Sloss Literary/ Dramaturgy Fellow Ankita Raturi Production Management Fellow Zoey Russo Properties Fellow Noah Kramer Scenic Art Fellow Yoshi Asai Scenic Construction Fellow Lauren Williams Stage Management Fellow Laura Baucom
President Stewart Owen Vice Presidents Carrie Avery Roger A. Strauch Jean Z. Strunsky Treasurer Emily Shanks Secretary Leonard X Rosenberg Chair, Trustees Committee Jill Fugaro Chair, Audit Committee Kerry L. Francis Board Members Edward D. Baker Bernard Boudreaux David Cox Amar Doshi Robin Edwards Lisa Finer Paul T. Friedman Karen Galatz Bruce Golden Scott Haber David Hoffman Susan Karp Jonathan C. Logan Jane Marvin Sandra R. McCandless Susan Medak Pamela Nichter Richard M. Shapiro Tony Taccone Gail Wagner Felicia Woytak Past Presidents Helen C. Barber A. George Battle Carole B. Berg Robert W. Burt Shih-Tso Chen Narsai M. David Thalia Dorwick, PhD Nicholas M. Graves Richard F. Hoskins Jean Knox Robert M. Oliver Marjorie Randolph Harlan M. Richter Richard A. Rubin Edwin C. Shiver Roger A. Strauch Martin Zankel Sustaining Advisors Carole B. Berg Rena Bransten Thalia Dorwick, PhD William T. Espey William Falik John Field David Fleishhacker Nicholas M. Graves Richard F. Hoskins Carole Krumland Dale Rogers Marshall Helen Meyer Dugan Moore Mary Ann Peoples Peter Pervere Marjorie Randolph Pat Rougeau Patricia Sakai Jack Schafer William Schaff Michael Steinberg Michael Strunsky Martin Zankel
F OU N DI NG DI R E C T OR Michael W. Leibert Producing Director, 1968–83
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FYI Connect with us online!
Visit our website berkeleyrep.org You can buy tickets and plan your visit, watch video, sign up for classes, donate to the Theatre, and explore Berkeley Rep.
Emergency exits Please note the nearest exit. In an emergency, walk—do not run —to the nearest exit.
No food or glassware in the house Beverages in cans or cups with lids are allowed.
Accessibility Both theatres offer wheelchair seating and special services for those with vision or hearing loss. Assistive listening devices are available at no charge. Scripts are available in the box office.
No smoking or vaping Smoking and the use of e-cigarettes is prohibited by law on Berkeley Rep’s property.
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Tickets/box office Box office hours: noon–7pm, Tue–Sun Call 510 647-2949 Click berkeleyrep.org anytime Fax: 510 647-2975 Under 30? Half-price advance tickets! For anyone under the age of 30, based on availability. Proof of age required. Some restrictions apply. Senior/student rush Full-time students and seniors 65+ save $10 on sections A and B. One ticket per ID, one hour before showtime. Proof of eligibility required. Subject to availability. Group tickets Bring 10–14 people and save $5 per ticket; bring 15 or more and save 20%. And we waive the service charge. Entourage tickets If you can bring at least 10 people, we’ll give you a code for 20% off tickets to up to five performance dates. Learn more at berkeleyrep.org/entourage. Student matinee Tickets are just $10 each. Learn more at berkeleyrep.org/studentmatinees. Sorry, we can’t give refunds or offer retroactive discounts.
Educators Bring the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre to your school or community with free and lowcost workshops for teens and youth. Bring your class to one of our daytime matinees reserved for students. Click berkeleyrep.org/school for more info. Treat yourself to a subscription with the discount for pre-K–12 educators.
Ticket exchange Subscribers may exchange their tickets for another performance of the same show— for free (no fees)! Online or by phone. Nonsubscribers may also exchange their tickets, but an exchange fee and reasonable restrictions will apply, by phone or in person only. All exchanges can be made until 7pm the day preceding the scheduled performance. All exchanges are made on a seat-available basis.
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Please keep perfume to a minimum Many patrons are sensitive to the use of perfumes and other scents. Phones / electronics / recordings Please make sure your cell phone or watch alarm will not beep. Use of recording equipment or taking of photographs in the theatre is strictly prohibited. Please do not touch the set or props You are welcome to take a closer look, but please don’t step onto the stage. Bringing youth to the Theatre Many Berkeley Rep productions are recommended for students high school age and above. Please inquire before bringing young children to the theatre. All attendees must be ticketed: please, no babes in arms. No re-entry If you leave during the performance, we may not be able to reseat you until an appropriate break. You may watch the remainder of the act on a lobby or bar screen.
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ovation B ERKELEY REP CELEB R ATES MON SOON WEDDING
a benefit for berkeley rep with special guest, Mira Nair Join the wedding party! Enjoy craft cocktails, fine wines, and a sumptuous feast. Take home treasures from the Marigold Market and dazzling live auction, and get a sneak peek at one of most highly anticipated theatrical events of the year, Monsoon Wedding.
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