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by Marc Camoletti

translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans


Place: Bernard’s apartment in Paris, France Time: 1968 There will be a fifteen minute intermission between Acts I & II.

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arce is one of our most enduring and influential dramatic forms. Farces over three hundred years old are still making people laugh today. The recipe for Farce is simple and time-honored. First, take a handful of stock characters that reflect our toohuman faults and failings: pride, greed, lust, deceit, jealousy, snobbery – all the good stuff. Add to this a simple plot-premise, throw in a tiny problem or obstacle, and watch as the mixture ferments. Misunderstanding multiplies miraculously, manic desperation sets in, and fantastic stratagems are wildly improvised. Yet the poor sap who started it all has the irrational and unshakeable belief that if he can survive the next two minutes, everything will be alright. He’s always horribly and hysterically wrong. While Farce is relentless in pointing out human idiocy, it is also very forgiving of it. Despite everybody’s flaws, things always turn out right in the end–usually by the luck of blind Fate, seldom by the wisdom of the character.

“French Farces are usually about sex; British Farces are about class; American Farces are about money.” - Terry Teachout, the New York Times The word ‘farce’ is originally French, and means ‘stuffing,’ in the culinary sense or ‘padding’ in the sense of padding a speech or presentation. The first farces, back in the late middle ages, were just this second kind of stuffing – short comic plays to pad the short breaks in those long and very serious presentations, Morality Plays. I imagine that for the common person, those early farces were a welcome respite from five hours of compulsory uplifting of the soul. Italy, of course, was for Europe the mother-lode of all things cultural, and Commedia dell Arte became popular all over the continent, but nowhere so much as in Paris. By 1650 or so the plays were no longer improvised, and the literary side of farce began to be emphasized, as the actors switched languages from their native Italian to French, took on native actors, and began to work with the greatest writers of the time, from Moliere to Marivaux, to Goldoni, Dufresny, Regnards, La Motte, Lefranc, and a host of others. The plays were now being sponsored by the nobility, who often have the knack, if they see the common man enjoying something, of claiming it as their own and putting the price up–now the plays were performed indoors, and you had to buy a ticket. Farce thrives on social upheaval, the death of old ways, the difficult birth of new, and has always been a good vehicle for social commentary. No modern form of drama carries it’s own history with it as much as farce, and none is more capable, not only of mere survival, but of complete regeneration. Excerpts from History of Farce: Black Comedy lecture! by Simon Webb Posted on September 29, 2009 by Arts Club Theatre Company

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Fiery Pool: the

Maya and the Mythic Sea

Kimbell Art Museum

This exhibition was organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, and has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support is provided by ECHO (Education through Cultural and Historical Organizations). The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Incense burner with a deity with aquatic elements (detail), 700–750, Palenque, Mexico. Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes––Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Museo de Sitio de la Zona Arqueológia de Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. Courtesy Peabody Essex Museum, Photograph © 2009 Jorge Pérez de Lara Promotional support is provided by:

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MARC CAMOLETTI (Playwright) was a French playwright best known for his classic farce Boeing-Boeing. Camoletti was born on November 16, 1923, a French citizen in Geneva, Switzerland, though his family had Italian origins. His theatrical career began in 1958 when three of his plays were presented simultaneously in Paris, the first, La Bonna Anna, running for 1300 performances and going on to play throughout the world. Boeing-Boeing (1962) was an even greater success, and remains Camoletti’s signature hit. The original London production, in an adaptation by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans, opened at the Apollo Theatre, transferred to the Duchess, and ran for seven years, racking up more than 2,000 performances. A later play, Don’t Dress for Dinner, also ran for seven years in London, again transferring from the Apollo to the Duchess. Camoletti’s plays have been performed in numerous languages in 55 countries. In Paris alone, 18 of his plays have totaled around 20,000 performances in all. Ten of his plays have also been shown on television, the most recent being Sexe et Jalousie. Camoletti was an Associate of the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts. He was awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, one of France’s highest honours. He died July 18, in Deauville, on the Normandy coast, in 2003.

ROBIN ARMSTRONG (Director/Costume Designer) returns to Circle Theatre to direct the first show of the Theatre’s 30th Anniversary Season. Robin most recently directed Circle’s production of Bright Ideas, and Collin Theatre Center’s production of Hello Human Female. She is scheduled to direct Becky’s New Car and Seven in One Blow at Circle Theatre, later this season. In 2010, Robin directed Circle Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of Bach at Leipzig, which garnered multiple Dallas Critics’ Forum Awards, for Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Creative Contribution (for fight choreography and costume design), and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast. Bach at Leipzig was also cited on the “Year in Review Top Ten List” for Dallas Voice, Critical Rant and Rave, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Dallas Observer, Theater Jones and D Magazine. Previously, Robin directed Circle Theatre’s productions of Snake in the Grass, Unnecessary Farce, and Incorruptible. Robin also directed productions of Vincent River; Macbeth; Betrayal; Hay Fever; The Day After the Fair; and No Sex, Please, We’re British! for Theatre Britain. Robin earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre from Louisiana State University.

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C A ST ANDY BALDWIN (Robert) Work at Circle Theatre: Five Course Love, Incorruptible, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Bach at Leipzig, Bright Ideas

Work at Other Theatres: [As Director] Runway Theatre: Once Upon a Mattress; Theatre Arlington: Don’t Dress for Dinner, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940; Forum Theatre Company: The Diary of Anne Frank; [As Actor]: WaterTower Theatre: The Great American Trailer Park Musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Theatre Three: The Full Monty; Stage West: Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music, The Pillowman; Casa Mañana: Seussical, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, A Christmas Carol Awards: DFW Theater Critics Forum Award – Outstanding Direction 2010: The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 Professional Affiliations and Education: Founding Producer/Director of Fort Worth’s new Forum Theatre Company. Studied at Circle in the Square Theatre Conservatory on Broadway. Was an eight-year veteran member of the formerly recognized Casa Mañana resident acting company. Currently trains and mentors over 20 private students all over the metroplex in pursuing acting as a plausible career choice. Dedication or special comment: Andy would like to thank his Mom and Dad for their endless support, Robin for allowing me to be a “tree monkey”, and Bill and Rose for the work!

EMILY SCOTT BANKS (Gabriella) Work at Circle Theatre: Snake in the Grass, Crimes of the Heart, Daddy’s Dyin’: Who’s Got the Will?, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, All in the Timing Work at Other Theatres: WaterTower Theatre: Our Town, Intimate Apparel, Enchanted April, A Country Life; Stage West: Dead Man’s Cell Phone, The Clean House, Right Ho, Jeeves, Code of the Woosters, Taking Steps; Uptown Players: The Normal Heart; Theater Three: Snake in the Grass; Shakespeare Dallas: The Comedy of Errors, Love’s Labour’s Lost, A Winter’s Tale, As You Like It, Lucrece; One Thirty Productions: Grace and Glorie; Risk Theater Initiative: Angels in America Awards: 2010 Critic’s Choice (Alexandra Bonifield) for Outstanding Female Performance: Our Town; 2008 DFW Critic’s Forum Award for Best Actress: The Clean House; 2008 Best Actress, Stage West: The Clean House; 2005 Leon Rabin Nomination: Best Actress, A Country Life; Multiple Column Award nominations Professional Affiliations and Education: Member Actors’ Equity Association; Instructor of Shakespeare and Voice at KD Studio Actors Conservatory; Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, University of Texas at Austin; Professional Actor Training Program, Shakespeare and Company, Lenox, MA – continued on p. 17-



Dedication or special comment: As ever, thanks to my guys for the love and support in my pursuit to earn the title of ‘polymath’.

SHERRY HOPKINS (Gloria) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Sherry’s first show at Circle. Work at Other Theatres: Artisan Center Theater: The Miracle Worker; Garland Civic Theatre: Steel Magnolias; Plano Repertory Theatre: The Legend of the Poinsettia; Pegasus Theatre: The Time of Death, Virtual Devotion; Lone Star Murder Mysteries/ Lagniappe Productions: Multiple shows Work in Television/Film: NBC: Passions; CBS: Walker Texas Ranger; Numerous commercials and industrial films Professional Affiliations and Education: Represented by Collier Talent Agency; Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts, Principia College; Former career program instructor at KD Studio Actors Conservatory; Former Assistant Director and Choreographer of Cherrilane’s School of Dance Dedication or special comment: To my husband, Zach, for his undying support, selflessness, and encouragement, without which I would not be able to pursue my passion for the theatre.

MORGAN McCLURE (Gretchen) Work at Circle Theatre: Bright Ideas Work at Other Theatres: Theatre Arlington: Don’t Dress for Dinner; Sideman Productions: Reckless; Southern Methodist University: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Trojan Women, Hedda Gabler, Twelfth Night; University of Evansville: The Cherry Orchard, A Little Night Music, The Taming of the Shrew Awards: 2007 Irene Ryan Nomination, A Little Night Music Professional Affiliations and Education: Master of Fine Arts in Acting, Southern Methodist University; Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance, University of Evansville


C A ST KRISTA SCOTT (Bertha) Work at Circle Theatre: This is Krista’s first show at Circle.

Work at Other Theatres: [As Actor]: Amphibian Productions: The First Day of School, All This Intimacy; Kitchen Theatre Company: A Marriage Minuet, Swimming in the Shallows, Precious Nonsense; Hangar Theatre: The Sound of Music, The Chalk Circle; The New Tradition Theatre: Reckless, Educating Rita, ‘night, Mother; [As Playwright]: Jack and the Beanstalk, The Consecourse musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol (produced annually 1988 – 1995, and 2004 – 2010 at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre); [As Director]: The New Tradition Theatre: Steel Magnolias, The Heidi Chronicles, Two Rooms; Theatre TCU: The Crucible, The Beauty Queen of Leenane; [As Voice/Dialect Coach]: Casa Mañana: Sweeney Todd, Peter Pan; Dallas Theater Center: Death of a Salesman; Connecticut Repertory Theatre: The Skin of Our Teeth, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Pericles; Trinity Shakespeare Festival 2010 Season; Illinois Shakespeare Festival 2008-2009 Seasons Awards: Fort Worth Weekly Best Actress Honorable Mention Professional Affiliations and Education: Texas Christian University: Associate Professor of Voice and Acting; Certified Associate Instructor of Fitzmaurice VoiceWork; Voice and Speech Trainers Association (Board of Directors); Co-founder and Associate Director of The New Tradition Theatre Company, 1986 – 1995; Master of Fine Arts, Acting, University of Minnesota

ASHLEY WOOD (Bernard) Work at Circle Theatre: The Woman in Black Work at Other Theatres: Contemporary Theatre of Dallas: Rabbit Hole, Lone Star, Lu Ann Hampton Laverty Oberlander; Dallas Theater Center: Six Degrees of Separation, Tartuffe, A Christmas Carol; Echo Theatre: Sailing to Byzantium; Kitchen Dog Theater: Raw Vision; Remy Bumppo Theatre: Arcadia; Sage and Silo Theatre: The Glass Menagerie; Second Thought Theatre: Some Girl(s), Snake Eyes at the Mardi Gras Hotel; Stage West: This, The Real Inspector Hound, Man of the Moment, Hamlet, Pride’s Crossing, Macbeth, Rough Crossing; Theatre Three: Don’t Dress for Dinner; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Old Wicked Songs; The Devil’s Disciple; Racing Demon; The Mousetrap; Coconuts; WaterTower Theatre: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Work in Television/Film: The Good Guys; Friday Night Lights; Wishbone; Walker, Texas Ranger Awards: Midsummer Awards; 6 DFW Critics Forum Awards Education: Studied Theatre at Abilene Christian University



Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara Harris Light and Sound Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Ward Key Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon R. Kruse Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clare Floyd DeVries Assistant Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph Cummings Master Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rick Morrison Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Smith Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Standard Photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glen E. Ellman

CLARE FLOYD DeVRIES (Set Designer) Work at Circle Theatre: Bright Ideas, Bach at Leipzig, Something Intangible, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Opus, Incorruptible, Over the Tavern, Desperate Affection, The Countess, Misery, The Exact Center of the Universe, Ad Wars, Over the River and Through the Woods Work at Other Theatres: WaterTower Theatre: Our Town, Sweeney Todd, Enchanted April; Shakespeare Dallas: Othello; Kitchen Dog Theater: Charm, End Times; Casa Mañana: A Few Good Men, Narnia, Little Red Riding Hood; Uptown Players: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Work in Television/Film: Whatta Ya Think?!, Ciao Awards: Multiple Column Awards, 4 DFW Theatre Critics Forum Awards, and 5 Dallas Theatre League Leon Rabin Awards for set design Professional Affiliations and Education: Bachelor of Architecture, Syracuse University; Licensed Architect, state of Texas; National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; Artistic Associate, Kitchen Dog Theater

SARA HARRIS (Stage Manager) Work at Circle: Resident Stage Manager at Circle Theatre since 2002 Work at Other Theatres: Trinity Shakespeare Festival: Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet; Main Street Theatre: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; The Juillard School: Lucy and the Conquest, As You Like It, King Richard II, The Memorandum, and La Cenerentola; The University of Texas at Austin: Time Again in Oz, Vieux Carré, Orphan Train, Susannah Professional Affiliations and/or Education: Member of Actors’ Equity Association; 2000-2001 Stage Management Intern, The Juillard School; Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance with a concentration in Stage Management, University of Texas at Austin Awards: Recipient of Live Theatre League of Tarrant County’s 2002-2003 Young Theatre Artist of the Year Award; First recipient of Circle Theatre’s Assistant Stage Manager Apprenticeship Grant Dedication: To my family whose unconditional love and support make every late rehearsal and long weekend possible.

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JOHN HARVEY (Props Designer) Work at Circle Theatre: Bright Ideas, Bach at Leipzig, Incorruptible, Unnecessary Farce Work at Other Theatres: Pegasus Theatre: Mind Over Murder!, A Critical Case of Murder!, Full Moon Murders!, Death Express!, Death Is No Small Change!; Theatre Britain: Macbeth, Vincent River; Act One Productions: Eat the Runt; Risk Theatre Initiative: Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches, Slaughterhouse Five, All of the Above

DAVID H. M. LAMBERT (Sound Designer) Work at Circle Theatre: Bright Ideas , Bach at Leipzig (Actor and Sound Design), Something Intangible (Sound Design), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Sound Design), Opus (Actor and Sound Design), Incorruptible (Actor and Sound Design), Unnecessary Farce (Actor and Sound Design); Resident Sound Designer since 2006 Work at Other Theatres: Trinity Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing (Sound Design); Dallas Children’s Theater: Honus & Me (Actor and Sound Design); Theatre Three: Democracy (Actor); Pocket Sandwich Theatre: 400 performances as Ebenezer Scrooge (Actor and Sound Design), Run for You Wife (Actor), Caught in the Net (Actor); Theatre Britain: Communicating Doors (Actor); Amphibian Productions: A Buyer’s Market (Actor); Labyrinth Theatre: The Guys (Actor); Second Thought Theatre: Earth and Sky (Actor); Dallas Repertory Theatre: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Actor) Awards/Nominations: Nominated for 2007 Leon Rabin Award: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Play) - Caught in the Net, Pocket Sandwich Theatre; Nominated for 2003 Leon Rabin Award: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Play) – Everybody Loves Opal, Pocket Sandwich Theatre; Nominated for 2001 Column Award: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Play) – The Boys Next Door, Pocket Sandwich Theatre; Received the Live Theatre League of Tarrant County’s 2008 Design and Technical Theatre Award Professional Affiliations and Education: Equity Membership Candidate Dedication or Special Comment: Special thanks to my wife, Lesli, who lovingly supports my theatre habit.

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JOHN LEACH (Lighting Designer) Work at Circle Theatre: Resident Lighting Designer since 1990 Work at Other Theatres: Choral performance for Sir John Rutter, Carnegie Hall, NYC 2007; Contemporary Dance Fort Worth: Lighting Designer for various productions, and performed in Dialogues in Motion and God and Guns; Hip Pocket Theatre: Technical Director and Lighting Designer (1995 – 1998) and acted in Bowl of Red, The Crimson Pirate, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Attack of the B-Girls; Gracey Tune Productions: Performed in Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt; Ballet Concerto: Technical Director & Lighting Designer (1995 – 1998); Trinity Valley School: set construction and lighting design; John has also done design work in Dallas, New York, California State University at Long Beach, and Paris, TX Awards: Column Award: Best Lighting Design for a Drama, The Memory of Water at Circle Theatre, 2001

DOROTHY SANDERS (Dramaturg) Work at Circle Theatre: [As Actor] Wonderful to be Wicked (melodrama series), A Month of Sundays, Eleemosynary, The Golden Shadows Old West Museum, Daughters of the Lone Star State, A Delicate Balance, Fuddy Meers; Resident Dramaturg since 2001 Work at Other Theatres: [As Actor] Stage West, Theatre Arlington, Fort Worth Theatre, OnStage, Sage & Silo, Artisan Center Theater, Runway Theatre Professional Affiliations and/or Education: Member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Artisan Center Theater Board and The Live Theatre League of Tarrant County Advisory Board; Bachelor of Science, Simmons College; Ed.M, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Ph.D, Texas Woman’s University Awards: Live Theatre League of Tarrant County: 2009 Life Time Achievement Award, 2004 Arts Advocate Award

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Performance Schedule and Pricing


Thursday evening. . . 7:30pm $20-$25 Friday evening. . . . . . 8:00pm $25-$30 Saturday matinee. . . 3:00pm $20-$25 Saturday evening . . . 8:00pm $25-$30 (Musicals are an additional $5 per ticket.) Students: $5.00 off all performances. High school & college students may also purchase tickets for half price at half-hour before show time, with valid school ID. (Subject to availability) Seniors (65+): $5.00 off all performances. Groups (10 or more): $5 discount on each regular-priced ticket.

Ticket Policy ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL AND NON-REFUNDABLE. Reservations must be paid in advance. Only one discount may be applied to each ticket. Discounts or special offers may NOT be used for preview or opening night performances. Season-ticket holders will receive a $5 VIP discount when purchasing additional guest tickets.

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Season Tickets $120 Single Tickets $25 Visit our box office while at the show, purchase online at or call 817-877-3040.






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A RTS C O U N C I L D O N O RS $100,000 & above City of Fort Worth $50,000 - $99,000 XTO Energy $25,000 - $49,999 360 West Magazine Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Star-Telegram Texas Commission on the Arts Wm. & Catherine Bryce Memorial Fund $10,000 - $24,999 Alcon Laboratories Mr. & Mrs. Edward P. Bass BNSF Railway Company Mr. & Mrs. Frank P. Carvey Happy Davis Foundation Oncor Electric Delivery Mrs. Betty Sanders $5,000 - $9,999 Bates Container, Inc. Ben E. Keith Dr. & Mrs. Robert C. Bolz Chesapeake Energy Mac & LuJo Churchill Mac Churchill Acura Coors Distributing Company, Inc. Mrs. Lucy Darden Mr. Vance Duffy Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau Jackson Walker, L.L.P. PricewaterhouseCoopers, Inc. Ms. B.J. Sanders Mr. & Mrs. David Smith Texas Christian University Wells Fargo Gail Wright & Pam Lindley $2,500 - $4,999 Mr. & Mrs. Sid R. Bass Mr. Thomas W. Blakely DuBose Family Foundation Mr. James S. DuBose Mr. James E. DuBose Ms. Tori Adams Mr. Christopher Keyland Ms. Katherine Roberts Freese and Nichols, Inc. Consulting Engineers Frost Financial Management Group Mr. & Mrs. Kim Gill Mr. & Mrs. Bill Hart Haynes & Boone, L.L.P. Mellina & Larson , P.C. Mrs. Rosalyn G. Rosenthal Mr. & Mrs. Joe Tigue Lisa and Martin Wax Wells Fargo

$1,000 - $2,499 American Airlines Atmos Energy Corporation Dr. & Mrs. Bruce Bollinger Mr. William R. Bond Mr. Todd Breeding Mr. & Mrs. L.O. Brightbill, III BBVA Compass Wealth Management Mary Jane Brown Johndroe Zohra A. Choudhry, M.D. Mrs. Frank Darden Virginia Clay Dorman Mr. & Mrs. David Engelhardt Esther L. Heit Foundation J.O. Designs Mr. & Mrs. Field Lange Nancy & Jack Larson Mr. Dan E. Lowrance Mr. & Mrs. Diego Marra Mr. & Mrs. John L. Marion Mary Eugenia Schofield Maxwell John & Annie Mason Ms. Melinda Mason McDonald Sanders Law Firm Mrs. Ellen Messman Mr. & Mrs. Danny Northcutt Virginia O’Donnell Sue & Bill Parrish Dr. & Mrs. Burton H. Patterson Mr. & Mrs. Bob Rosenthal Mrs. Jareen E. Schmidt Mr. & Mrs. Martin D. Siegel Standard Meat Company Mr. Craig F. Strehl Dr. & Mrs. George H. Sullivan Sundance Square Tiffany & Co. Ginny & Joe Tigue Mr. John F. Tinsley C. Victor Thornton Jennifer Trevino Dr. & Mrs. John Via, III Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Williams Dr. Kate Wyatt $500 - $999 Adair Eyewear Mr. & Mrs. R. Denny Alexander Mr. & Mrs. Louis H. Barnett Mr. & Mrs. James E. Burgess Ms. Marliee F. Evans Mr. & Mrs. Mike Dignum Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Fleet Ms. Kathy Flories Dr. & Mrs. Allan L. Graham Mr. C. Brodie Hyde, II Dr. & Mrs. Stanley M. Kurtz Ms. Glenn Lattimore Mr. & Mrs. G. Allen Laureyns Ms. Elizabeth Livermore Wilson-Lyon Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Scott McDonald Mrs. W.H. Michero Ms. Ashley Mooring Mr. & Mrs. Wade Nowlin


Dr. & Mrs. L.E. Nugent Graham & Paige Pate Dr. & Mrs. Burton H. Patterson Mr. & Mrs. James N. Patterson, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. W. Paul Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Don C. Plattsmier The Roach Foundation Dr. & Mrs. John Thomas Rogers Mr. James L. & Dr. Manala Y. Stripling Mr. Amar Tanna Mrs. Martha Taylor Dr. & Mrs. William E. Tucker T.V.G. Investments LLC Dr. & Mrs. Bruce H. Weiner $150 - $499 Mr. & Mrs. Charles Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Larry Anfin Mr. & Mrs. Bernard S. Appel Dr. & Mrs. George N. Armstrong Dr. & Mrs. William R. Baird Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Baylor Mr. & Mrs. William D. Benge Mr. & Mrs. Mike Bickley Mr. & Mrs. Greg Bird Dr. Susan K. Blue -Zeig Mr. & Mrs. Stephen M. Boysen Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Brinker Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Brown Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cappuccio Mr. & Mrs. Chester Carlock Dr. & Mrs. Donald M. Cohen Mrs. Mary O. Collier Ms. Mattie Peterson Compton Ms. Kathleen E. Connors Mr. & Mrs. Aaron L. Cook Mr. & Mrs. John Cranz Mrs. Jeanette Joan Cross Dr. & Mrs. A.R. Daniell Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Darden Mr. & Mrs. Beale Dean Mr. Kevin B. Demel Mr. & Mrs. William E. Dunkin, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Terry K. Dunlap, Sr. Ms. Mary J. Dyess Mr. & Mrs. Leland P. Ekstrom Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Ferguson Ms. Kathy Flories Ms. Mary Charles Forshay Ms. Sara Funkhouser Mr. & Mrs. Lawton G. Gambill Mr. & Mrs. David Halbower, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Hampton Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Haney Mr. Tom Harkrider Mr. & Mrs. Doug Harman Mr. & Mrs. Grant Hodgkins Rt. Rev. & Mrs. Sam Hulsey Mr. & Mrs. Neil Isbell Dr. & Mrs. Stephen E. Johnson Ms. Joann Karges Mr. Mrs. Byron L. Keil Dr. & Mrs. Robert E. Key Luther King Capital Management Mr. & Mrs. Bradford W. Kling



Mrs. Philip E. Laughlin Mrs. Elizabeth H. Ledyard Ms. Laura Lumley Mary Stewart Ramsey Fund of the Community Foundation of North Texas Judge & Mrs. John Henry McBryde Mr. & Mrs. Patrick McClanahan Mr. & Mrs. John B. McClane Mr. Gregory L. McCoy Dr. & Mrs. M. Dwain McDonald Mr. & Mrs. Ridge McMichael Mr. David Mellina Mr. Rocky D. Miller Mr. & Mrs. Jerry L. Milligan Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Moher Mr. Richard H. Moore, Jr. Ms. Patricia J. O’Neal Mrs. Anne Olsen

Mr. & Mrs. Glenn M. Pense Martha Peters & Patrick Vickner Mr. & Mrs. John K. Podgore Ms. Nell Polson Mrs. Lawrence Rawl Mr. John Rohrbach Mrs. Rob H. Rutledge Mrs. Alann Sampson Mr. & Mrs. Allen Sanders Mrs. Camille Sanders Mr. Charles W. Seely Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Semple Dr. Howard L. Shaffer Mr. &. Mrs. Warren Shipman, III Mr. & Mrs. Grady L. Shropshire Mr. & Mrs. Emmet G. Smith Mr. Joe P. Strain Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Sturdivant

Mr. Richard S. Talley Mr. & Mrs. Gary Tate Mr. & Mrs. Dennis J. Trojak Representative Vicki Truitt Mr. & Mrs. L.C. Tubb, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Scott W. Turner Ms. Kathleen Walker Mrs. Charlene Watson Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Webster Mr. & Mrs. James C. Werner Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. West Mr. & Mrs. Harry E. Wickes Mr. & Mrs. Glen T. Williams Mr. & Mrs. John H. Wilson, II Ms. Bobbie Wygant Mr. & Mrs. Bill J. Zimmerman

Individuals like you make a huge impact on the health and welfare of the arts in our community. The Board of Directors and staff of the Arts Council offer our sincere thanks to these generous donors who made a contribution of $150 or more to our Annual Fund Campaign. The Arts Council is proud to support Circle Theatre! In 2010, Circle Theatre received grants totaling $35,100 from the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. Since the Arts Council’s creation in 1963, Circle Theatre has received support totaling more than $213,000.

1300 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107 817-732-2360

SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOW! $120 for all five Circle shows!

Purchase your season tickets while at this performance and we will credit the price of each ticket toward the cost of a season ticket.

May 26 - june 25

JULY 28 - Aug. 27

SEPT. 22 - oct. 22

NOV. 17 - Dec. 17

Visit our box office while you are at the show or call 817.877.3040 to purchase your season tickets.

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