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We look forward to seeing you at La Jolla Playhouse at your upcoming performance of His Girl Friday. Below is some additional information about the production and the venue to enhance your theater-going experience. Parking Parking is free for all subscribers. For all others parking is $2 (subject to change), Mon-Fri. Upon arrival to campus, please purchase your parking permit from one of the automated pay stations located next to the information kiosk. Simply park, note your space number, and pay $2 at the pay station. Pay stations accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express or cash ($1 and $5), and do not give change. You will not need to return to your car. Parking is free on the weekends. Audience Engagement Events The Playhouse offers unique opportunities for audience members to delve deeper into the play with these special performance series options: Insider Events: Meet with a staff member 1 hour prior to the performance for an insider’s discussion. - Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30 pm - Saturday, June 22 at 1:00 pm Talkback Tuesday: Join cast and crew for a discussion following the performance. - Tuesday, June 4 following 7:30 pm performance - Tuesday, June 11 following 7:30 pm performance Discovery Events: Explore the themes of the production with special guest speakers. - Sunday, June 23 following the 2:00pm performance ADDITIONAL EVENTS Foodie Friday: Buy a ticket to His Girl Friday and enjoy a complimentary microbrew tasting from Stone Brewing Company. Plus, the finest San Diego food trucks will be on hand. - Friday, June 14 at 6:00 pm - Friday, June 28 at 6:00 pm Accessibility A golf cart is available to assist patrons with accessibility issues to and from the parking lot. Please notify the Box Office prior to your performance if you are in need of this service; additionally, you may pull into the five minute parking in front of the theatre, and a friendly La Jolla Playhouse greeter will assist you.


Pardon Our Dust – Theatre District Landscape Improvement Project Landscape improvements will include new walkways, exterior plazas, enhanced signage and lighting, as well as permanent seating areas. Additionally, eucalyptus grove restoration will reinforce the unique character of the Theatre District and its connection to the greater UC San Diego campus. La Jolla Playhouse productions will continue without interruption, but please look for signs and ushers to be your guide around the fenced-in work areas. For more information please contact Patron Services. Dining JAI by Wolfgang Puck is located at La Jolla Playhouse as part of the theatre complex. The restaurant is open for dinner from 5:30 pm on performance dates only. JAI’s menu features diverse Asian fusion cuisine ranging from miso sake broiled butterfish to crispy Cantonese duck. Executive Chef Ben Hong works closely with Chef Puck, drawing on his experience as executive chef at Puck’s Red 7, to create this extraordinary menu. Reservations Online: http://www.wolfgangpuck.com/restaurants/fine-dining/3896 Other recommended nearby restaurants include: Aroma Café 909 Prospect Street, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92037 aromalajolla.com Dolce, Pane E Vino 16081 San Dieguito Road, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 dolcepaneevino.com Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar 8970 University Center Lane, San Diego, CA 92122 flemingssteakhouse.com Guiseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering 700 Prospect Street, San Diego, CA 92037 giuseppecatering.com Pamplemousse Grille 514 Via de la Valle, Suite 100, Solana Beach, CA 92075 pgrille.com Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery 8980 Villa La Jolla Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037 rockbottom.com Roppongi Restaurant & Sushi Bar 875 Prospect Street, La Jolla, CA 92037 roppongiusa.com


MISSION: La Jolla Playhouse advances theatre as an art form and as a vital social, moral and political platform by providing unfettered creative opportunities for the leading artists of today and tomorrow. With our youthful spirit and eclectic, artist-driven approach, we will continue to cultivate a local and national following with an insatiable appetite for audacious and diverse work. In the future, San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse will be considered singularly indispensable to the worldwide theatre landscape, as we become a permanent safe harbor for the unsafe and surprising. The day will come when it will be essential to enter the La Jolla Playhouse village in order to get a glimpse of what is about to happen in American theatre.

La Jolla Playhouse has received La Jolla Playhouse has received the the highest rating from Charity highest rating from Charity Navigator, Navigator, the nation’s premier the nation’s premier charity evaluator. charity evaluator. P4  PERFORMANCES MAGAZINe

CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR


OUR MISSION

A MESSAGE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR In a different world, the news we receive would be reported in a completely objective way: facts would replace spin; stories would be delivered without the reporter’s thumb on the scale. In our world, of course, such objectivity is nearly impossible. On the extreme ends of the spectrum, we have Fox News and MSNBC, networks that make no apology for the partisan way in which they filter the news. But even the most well-respected newspapers and news programs are not immune to some amount of inherent bias—the act of choosing which facts to include and leave out, or the choice of words to describe those facts, is ultimately a subjective one. More to the point, a dry recitation of every possible fact wouldn’t sell newspapers or attract viewers. Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur—who were themselves reporters—understood this back in 1928, when their newsroom comedy The Front Page premiered. Before The O’Reilly Factor, The Rachel Maddow Show and The Drudge Report, there was the motley crew of Chicago reporters gathered inside a weathered press room overlooking a gallows, awaiting the hanging of a murderer. These reporters are a cynical, hard-boiled bunch, prone to stealing a rival’s report and adding several salacious—not to mention invented—details of their own. As unprincipled as these reporters can be, they’re outmatched by Walter Burns. The gruff, manipulative editor at the fictional Chicago Record is not above using dirty tricks, shocking lies or outright intimidation to get the story ahead of his competitors. Only Hildy Johnson, Walter’s ex-wife and ex-reporter, seems to possess the moral center we long for in our reporters. His continued love for her aside, Walter recognizes Hildy is the cleanest part of a dirty world; a newswoman who brings empathy and understanding to her subjects. So when the story suddenly becomes about more than a simple execution, we’re desperate for Hildy to get the scoop. I’ve long been a huge admirer of The Front Page and its movie adaptation, His Girl Friday; both are giddy, energetic, comic masterpieces. John Guare’s new adaptation sacrifices none of its sources’ comedy, but it also adds a political side to the story. This version places the action not in the 1920s, but on August 31, 1939, the eve of World War II. There are very few moments in the 20th century where the idea of “point of view” was so important. Then, as now, the way the news was reported had an enormous impact on public opinion and government policy. John Guare chose a day when isolationism had a strong foothold in the American consciousness, even as genocide raged across the ocean. And though the media have evolved—yesterday’s newspapers are struggling to survive as online outlets proliferate—the lessons of His Girl Friday are just as pertinent to today’s issues of civil and gay rights, immigration policy, wars in Afghanistan and on terror, and who we are as a nation. Even as our eyes are drawn to the sensational, we search for the truth. Thank you so much for being a part of the first show in our 2013/14 season.

UP NEXT: TRIBES

JUNE 25 - JULY 21 David Cromer directs this 2012 Drama Desk Award Winner for Outstanding New Play From rising British playwright Nina Raine, this contemporary new play is a savage, funny look at family dynamics and the challenges of communication. As the only deaf member of his sharp-tongued family, Billy has spent much of his life feeling out of place. But when he finds a new family in the deaf community, tensions reach an all-time high. A provocative and touching play about membership in your tribe—and hearing what isn’t said.

by NINA

RAINE directed by DAVID CROMER

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LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE presents Michael S. Rosenberg Managing Director

Christopher Ashley Artistic Director

Adapted by

JOHN GUARE from the Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur play The Front Page and the Columbia Pictures film His Girl Friday Directed by

CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY Featuring Bill Christ*, Evan D’Angeles*, Steve Gunderson*, Michael Hammond‡, William Hill*, Chaz Shermil Hodges‡, Gerard Joseph‡, Patrick Kerr*, Kevin Koppman-Gue, Bethany Anne Lind*, Jenn Lyon*, Donald Sage MacKay*, George McDaniel*, Matt McGrath*, Jonathan McMurtry*, Dale Morris*, Victor Morris*, Dion Mucciacito*, Mary Beth Peil*, James Saba*, Mike Sears*, Douglas Sills*, Ronald Washington‡ SCENIC DESIGN COSTUME DESIGN LIGHTING DESIGN Original Music & SOUND DESIGN FIGHT DIRECTOR wig & hair design VOICE & DIALECT COACH DRAMATURG CASTING production STAGE MANAGER ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER LOCAL CASTING DIRECTORs Producing Director PRODUCTION MANAGER

ROBERT BRILL PAUL TAZEWELL DAVID LANDER MARK BENNETT STEVE RANKIN Charles G. LaPointe EVA BARNES GABRIEL GREENE Telsey + Company; WILLIAM CANTLER, CSA CHarles MEANS* Jennifer Kozumplik* MARIKE FITZGERALD / Teresa Sapien DANA I. HARREL LINDA S. COOPER

The U.S. premiere of His Girl Friday was produced by the Guthrie Theatre; Joe Dowling, Artistic Director


THE CAST (in alphabetical order)

Bill Christ............................................................................................................................................. Woodenshoes Evan D’Angeles............................................................................................................................................ Endicott Steve Gunderson............................................................................................................................................ Pinkus Michael Hammond......................................................................................................... Photographer, Deputy Carl William Hill.......................................................................................................................................................Sheriff Chaz Shermil Hodges..............................................................................................................Medic, Photographer Gerard Joseph...................................................................................................Medic, Photographer, Deputy Frank Patrick Kerr.......................................................................................................................................................... Earl Kevin Koppman-Gue...................................................................................................................................Sweeney Bethany Anne Lind.............................................................................................................................Mollie Malloy Jenn Lyon.............................................................................................................................................Hildy Johnson Donald Sage Mackay...................................................................................................................................... Bruce George McDaniel ........................................................................................................................................... Mayor Matt McGrath............................................................................................................................................ Bensinger Jonathan McMurtry.................................................................................................................................. Reverend Dale Morris..................................................................................................................................................... Wilson Victor Morris....................................................................................................................................................Kruger Dion Mucciacito................................................................................................................................ Diamond Louie Mary Beth Peil......................................................................................................................................Mrs. Baldwin James Saba.................................................................................................................................................... McCue Mike Sears...................................................................................................................................................Schwartz Douglas Sills......................................................................................................................................... Walter Burns Ronald Washington..................................................................................................................................Policeman Setting Early evening. Thursday, August 31, 1939. His Girl Friday is performed with a 15-minute intermission. Assistant Director.........................................................................................................................................................................................................Michel Hausmann Associate Scenic Designer...................................................................................................................................................................................................Steven Kemp Associate Sound Designer.............................................................................................................................................................................................Chris Luessmann Assistant Lighting Designer.....................................................................................................................................................................................Rebecca Bonebrake Assistant Scenic Designer....................................................................................................................................................................................................... Julia C. Lee Scenic Design Assistant..................................................................................................................................................................................................... Natalie Khuen ‡ Costume Design Assistant.......................................................................................................................................................................................................Amy Sutton ‡ Production Assistant...............................................................................................................................................................................................................Laura Zingle Stage Management Assistant...........................................................................................................................................................................................Cara Anderson ‡ Stage Management Intern.............................................................................................................................................................................................. Margot Whitney

Understudies

Michael Hammond • Chaz Shermil Hodges • Gerard Joseph • Ronald Washington

Acknowledgements Dallon Ghan, Harmonica Instructor • Sharp Business Systems * Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. This theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors’ Equity Association. ‡

UC San Diego M.F.A. Candidates in residence at La Jolla Playhouse. This Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, an independent national labor union.

This Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829 of the IATSE.

La Jolla Playhouse is a member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for the nonprofit professional theatre.


1947: Three Hollywood legends—Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer—found La Jolla Playhouse. For 18 summers, actors hone their craft on the stage—luminaries such as Vincent Price, Eartha Kitt, Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Eve Arden and Groucho Marx. 1972: The Playhouse finds a new home on UC San Diego’s campus, and future Playhouse Trustee and Professor Emeritus Arthur Wagner is recruited to start a graduate acting program at the university, With its establishment comes discussions about building an exciting theatre district on campus.

1983: La Jolla Playhouse is “re-born” with the appointment of a young Artistic Director named Des McAnuff. His adventurous vision establishes the Playhouse’s reputation as a nationally-renowned theatre dedicated to the development of new work. His first few seasons includes such productions as Big River, which goes on to win seven Tony Awards on Broadway, The Who’s Tommy and Lee Blessing’s A Walk in the Woods. 1993: The Playhouse’s tremendous body of bold work earns the Playhouse the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre.


2001: McAnuff returns to the helm for a second stint, and for six more years he brings his inimitable touch to the Playhouse, directing such productions as Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, an acclaimed revival of The Wiz and the international mega-hit Jersey Boys. During this time, the Playhouse also launches its signature Page To Stage Play Development Program, inaugurated with Doug Wright’s I Am My Own Wife, which later goes on to win the Pulitzer Prize, and initiates the Playhouse’s Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour, which commissions and tours a brand new show for young audiences each year.

La Jolla Playhouse by the Numbers

2007: Christopher Ashley is appointed Artistic Director; since coming on board, he has directed numerous new plays, musicals and classics, including Glengarry Glen Ross, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the world premiere of Claudia Shear’s Restoration, his Tony-nominated Broadway production of Xanadu and the hit musical Memphis, which transferred to New York and won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical. 2008: Ashley establishes the Resident Theatre Program, which offers a temporary home to up-and-coming local performing arts troupes. He also enhances the Playhouse’s commissioning program, which makes possible the development of the world-premiere musical Hands on a Hardbody last season. 2011: Ashley launches the Playhouse’s acclaimed site-

based Without Walls (WoW) performance series that breaks the boundaries of traditional theatre. The first four WoW productions, including Susurrus, The Car Plays: San Diego, Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir and Accomplice: San Diego, are sold-out successes.

2013: The Playhouse’s WoW program culminates in a major

WoW Festival on October 3-6, featuring 12-15 site-specific productions taking place simultaneously in and around the Theatre District, in partnership with UC San Diego and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

These exciting milestones exemplify La Jolla Playhouse’s deep commitment to developing new works and new theatrical forms, as well as serving as a nurturing creative home for the country’s greatest talent. They have allowed the Playhouse to give the seeds of exciting, challenging ideas a place where they can take root and ultimately enhance the canon of American theatre.

Opposite page: (L-R, from top) La Jolla Playhouse founders: Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire and Mel Ferrer; Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, photo by Carol Rosegg; Montego Glover and the cast of Memphis, photo by Kevin Berne; Playhouse Director Emeritus Des McAnuff; Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots; Playhouse Trustee Arthur Wagner with wife Molli.

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13 24

artists under commission

35

Tony Awards for shows that moved to Broadway

42 70 300 1,000 30,000 100,000

productions transferred to Broadway

new works commissioned world premieres launched awards for its productions Playhouse volunteers San Diegans reached each year through our Education and Outreach programs Patrons attending Playhouse productions annually

$5,000,000 donated annually by

Playhouse supporters

$14,000,000+ spent by the Playhouse each

year on great works of theatre

Commissioned Artists Mark Bennett, Keith Bunin, Kirsten Greenidge, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Joe Iconis, Naomi Iizuka, Aditi Brennan Kapil, Jon Kern, Finegan Kruckemeyer, Gregory S. Moss, Basil Twist, Alfred Uhry, Charlayne Woodard (L-R): Jay Armstrong Johnson, Allison Case and Hunter Foster in Hands on a Hardbody; photo by Kevin Berne.


The Playhouse takes pride in its mission of serving as a home for artists, offering an inspiring environment for them to develop their work with unparalleled dramaturgical, production and administrative resources. The design team for His Girl Friday is a shining example of these artists, all of whom have developed a relationship with the Playhouse over many years. Scenic Designer Robert Brill began his career at the Playhouse as a student at UC San Diego, where one of his first assignments was designing for Playhouse board member and founding Chair of the UC San Diego Theater & Dance Department Arthur Wagner. He has gone on to design 16 Playhouse productions, including Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Jesus Christ Superstar, Creditors, The Wiz, Tartuffe, The Laramie Project and The Good Person of Setzuan, among others. He has also designed numerous Broadway productions, and for major opera and regional theatre companies across the country.

Just this spring, Brill was appointed the Playhouse’s first Artist-in-Residence. This new, multi-month residency program is designed to give artists the freedom to focus on their ongoing body of work, while becoming fully integrated into all aspects of the institution, from the stage to the boardroom to the classroom. In addition to designing His Girl Friday and Sideways this season, Brill will participate in the Playhouse’s artistic planning, education and outreach activities, lead master classes at UCSD and serve as a community liaison for arts advocacy in San Diego, among other Playhouse activities. “One of my goals since I arrived at the Playhouse has been to establish an artist-in-residence program to allow the Playhouse to become a more supportive and profound home for the important theatre artists of today and tomorrow,” said Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. “I can’t think of a more fitting recipient than Robert Brill. He has been a cherished member of the Playhouse family his entire career, and it is incredibly satisfying to offer him the resources and support to develop his own projects while further integrating him into the Playhouse community.”

“I have been collaborating with the Playhouse for twenty years, and without exception, I am amazed and inspired by the commitment and enthusiasm that supports each and every production…it’s an environment that challenges artists and audience alike to imagine and dream big, without boundaries.” – Robert Brill


Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell embarks on his eighth production at the Playhouse, having designed Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Jesus Christ Superstar, Memphis, The Wiz, Private Fittings, Palm Beach and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His Broadway credits include A Streetcar Named Desire; Memphis; In the Heights; The Color Purple; Bring in ’da Noise… (Tony nominations); Caroline, or Change; A Raisin in the Sun; Drowning Crow; On the Town; Fascinating Rhythm and Def Poetry Jam, among others. (L-R): Nikki M. James, Michael Benjamin Washington, Rashad Naylor in The Wiz; photo by Kevin Berne

Lighting designer David Lander has worked on several Playhouse productions, including Glengarry Glen Ross, The Nightingale, Restoration and 33 Variations. A regular on Broadway, he most recently designed the New York productions of The Heiress with Jessica Chastain, Master Class with Tyne Daly; Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with Robin Williams (Drama Desk Award, Tony Award nomination) and 33 Variations with Jane Fonda (Tony nomination). (L-R): James Sutorius and Ray Anthony Thomas in Glengarry Glen Ross; photo by Craig Schwartz

Composer and Sound Designer Mark Bennett considers the Playhouse an artistic home, having worked on numerous productions, most recently as composer/sound designer for An Iliad. He is also currently under commission as composer/co-lyricist for the John Birch Society Musical. Additional Playhouse credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Most Wanted, The Country, Dogeaters and Cloud Tectonics. His work has garnered countless awards and his recent Broadway projects include A Steady Rain, The Coast of Utopia (Drama Desk Award), Henry IV, Golda’s Balcony and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Tatyana Petruk in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; photo by Craig Schwartz


COMPELLING STORIES AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS Support for the 2013-2014 Season provided in part by:

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by REX PICKETT DES McANUFF

West Coast Premiere HIS GIRL FRIDAY Adapted by JOHN GUARE from The Front Page by BEN HECHTand CHARLES MacARTHUR His Girl Friday Directed by CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY

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NINA RAINE

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LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY DIRECTS THIS ROMANTIC NEWSROOM COMEDY

DAVID CROMER DIRECTS THIS 2012 DRAMA DESK AWARD WINNER FOR OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY

DES McANUFF DIRECTS A NEW PLAY BASED ON THE NOVEL THAT INSPIRED THE ACCLAIMED MOVIE

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THE COMPANY Bill Christ, Woodenshoes La Jolla Playhouse: Debut. Broadway: Born Yesterday, The Miracle Worker, Inherit the Wind, Search and Destroy. OffBroadway: Richard II (Pearl Theatre); The Age of Iron and The Seagull (Classic Stage Company). Regional: Over twenty productions at Denver Center (including title roles in Cyrano de Bergerac and Oedipus Rex); Othello, Arms and the Man, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ); Nixon in Frost/Nixon (Portland Center Stage); Dinner with Friends, Heartbreak House (Alliance Theatre Company); Cymbeline (Hartford Stage/McCarter Theatre); Love and Anger (Wilma Theatre); Lenny in Of Mice and Men (George Street Playhouse). Film/TV: Die Hard with a Vengeance, The Laramie Project, Law & Order, Law & Order: CI. Evan D’Angeles, Endicott makes his La Jolla Playhouse debut in His Girl Friday. Broadway: Pacific Overtures (revival), Miss Saigon, Children & Art: Sondheim’s 75th. National Tours: Angel in Rent, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Cats. OffBroadway: Wall to Wall Sondheim. Regional: Here Lies Love (Williamstown); Disney’s Tarzan as Terk (Tuacahn); Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Bailiwick); Miss Saigon as Thuy (Drury Lane Oakbrook); Jose Vegas in Fame, Crazy for You, The King and I, The Who’s Tommy, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Imelda, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Phantom, Songs for a New World, among others. www.evandangeles.com Steve Gunderson, Pinkus La Jolla Playhouse: Memphis, The Nightingale. Regional: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Old Globe); Dirty Blonde, Sweeney Todd, Parade (Cygnet Theatre); Romance by David Mamet and Hairspray (San Diego Rep); 1776 (Cabrillo Music Theatre); roles at Pasadena Playhouse and Alliance Theatre. National Tour: The Grapes of Wrath. Off Broadway: co-wrote and starred in Suds; Back to Bacharach & David; played Sparky in Forever Plaid for over two years. Television: voices on King of the Hill and (The New) Beavis and Butthead. Special thanks to Kaore. Michael Hammond, Photographer, Deputy Carl La Jolla Playhouse: The Car Plays: San Diego. Mr. Hammond is a second-year M.F.A. student at UC San Diego. Regional: Julius Caesar, All’s Well That Ends Well (Shakespeare Theatre DC); The Torch-Bearers (Williamstown Theatre Festival); A Devil at Noon (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center); Solid Gold Cadillac, Superior Donuts u/s (Studio Theatre); Stage Door (American Century Theater); As Bees in Honey Drown (Silver Spring Stage). UC San Diego credits: Casagemas, Tonight We Improvise, Elizabeth I, Santa Barbarians, Spring Awakening. Readings: Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage Festival; DC Shorts Film Festival. Education: B.A. in Biology from Brown University. A special thank you to my family, for everything. William Hill, Sheriff La Jolla Playhouse: Debut. Broadway: The Performers, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Steppenwolf). National Tour: The Graduate. Regional: American Buffalo (CenterStage); The Seafarer (George Street); Dearly Departed (Long Wharf); Velvet Elvis (River Arts Rep). Film: Mildred Pierce, The Company Men, Gran Torino, Cadillac Records, Anything Else, School of Rock, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Small Time Crooks, Analyze This, Devil’s Advocate, Striptease, The Associate, The Juror. TV: House of Cards, Boardwalk Empire, The Good Wife, Bored to Death, Fringe, Damages, Rescue Me, Ed, Third Watch, Spin City, Now and Again, Becker, Trinity and every version of Law & Order.

Chaz Shermil Hodges, Medic, Photographer La Jolla Playhouse: Debut. Ms. Hodges is a second-year M.F.A. student at UC San Diego. UC San Diego credits: Little Children Dream of God, Tonight We Improvise, In the Red and Brown Water, Gas House Baby, Spring Awakening. Other credits: Marcy Park in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Step Mother in Into the Woods and Van’s Sister in Dog Sees God (California Lutheran University). Education: B.A. in Communications and Theatre Arts from California Lutheran University. Many thanks to my mother and uncle, for their loving support. Gerard Joseph, Medic, Photographer, Deputy Frank La Jolla Playhouse: Debut. NY Theater: American Lullaby (Manhattan Theatre Club); Terror Superhighway (Cherry Lane); A Certain Audacity (ATA). Regional: Federal Jazz Project, Zoot Suit u/s (San Diego Rep); Cry Old Kingdom, Spring Awakening, Titus Andronicus (UC San Diego); Secret Society (Alliance Theatre); Run, Mourner, Run (Flashpoint TC, PA); Take Me Out (Plays and Players, PA); A Matter of Seconds (Walnut Street Theater); Soldier’s Play (Stagecrafters, PA); Roost (Adrienne Theatre, PA). Education: M.F.A. candidate at UC San Diego. Patrick Kerr, Earl was previously at the Playhouse in Mother Courage and Her Children. He is happy to be working with Christopher Ashley again, who directed him in the original production of Paul Rudnick’s Jeffrey, which enjoyed a long Off Broadway run. Films include Tony Scott’s Domino, Stuart Saves His Family and Ed. His many TV credits include CSI, New Adventures of Old Christine, Crossing Jordan, Will & Grace, Seinfeld, Friends, E.R., Just Shoot Me, Drew Carey and Law & Order. He may be best known for his recurring roles as Noel on Frasier and Michael, the Blind Guy, on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Kevin Koppman-Gue, Sweeney La Jolla Playhouse: Accomplice: San Diego. Other recent credits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Intrepid Shakespeare); Zoot Suit (San Diego Rep); Henry IV Part I, King o’ the Moon, The Drawer Boy, Mistletoe, Music and Mayhem, Becky’s New Car (North Coast Rep); Spring Awakening (American Rose Theatre); Deathtrap (Scripps Ranch Theatre); Birds of a Feather, Speech and Debate, Moscow (Diversionary Theatre); Doubt, Into the Woods (SDSU Theatre); The History Boys (Cygnet Theatre) and The Winslow Boy (Lamb’s Players Theatre). Next: Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (ISC – Remount). Education: B.A. in Theatre Arts (SDSU) and British American Drama Academy at Oxford University. This summer Kevin will be lucky enough to marry the love of his life, Kyrsten Hafso. Bethany Anne Lind, Mollie Malloy La Jolla Playhouse: Debut. World premieres: Really Really (Signature Theatre); Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre); 26 Miles and Carapace (Alliance Theatre); The Storytelling Ability of a Boy (Florida Stage); Night Blooms (Horizon Theatre). Other regional: The Glass Menagerie and Metamorphoses (Georgia Shakespeare); August: Osage County (Alliance); Our Town (True Colors); This Is Our Youth (Theatre in the Square); Twelfth Night and A Christmas Carol (North Carolina Shakespeare). Film/TV: Flight (dir. Robert Zemeckis), Mean Girls 2, Drop Dead Diva, Army Wives and the upcoming Crackerjack (prod. Jeff Foxworthy). www.bethanylind.com


THE COMPANY Jenn Lyon, Hildy Johnson La Jolla Playhouse: Debut. Broadway: The Coast of Utopia Trilogy–Voyage, Shipwreck and Salvage. Off Broadway: Twelfth Night, Only Ten Minutes to Buffalo. Regional: John Guare’s Are You There, McPhee? (McCarter Theatre); Trip to Bountiful, Crimes of the Heart, Noises Off (South Coast Repertory); Born Yesterday (South Coast Rep/ACT Theatre); The Women (ACT Seattle); Hail Mary (Studio Arena); Embarrassments (The Wilma). TV/Film: All My Children, Louie, Army Wives, Good Morning Internet, Justified, Phil Spector. Education: B.F.A. North Carolina School of the Arts. Donald Sage MacKay, Bruce Baldwin appeared last season as “CIA Chief Walter Barnes” in La Jolla Playhouse’s Blood & Gifts. Other regional theatres: West Coast premiere of The Other Place (Magic Theatre); world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot (Cleveland Play House); John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation (Old Globe); Mark Taper Forum/Ahmanson, Utah Shakespeare, Milwaukee Rep, San Jose Rep, A Noise Within (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle award). Film/TV: Transformers II, The Good Wife, Mad Men, House, Weeds, NCIS, Criminal Minds, The West Wing, Frasier, The Shield, Scrubs (recurring) and many others. M.F.A. UC San Diego. George McDaniel, Mayor La Jolla Playhouse: A Funny Thing...Forum, Shout Up a Morning. Broadway: Big River. National Tours: Annie Get Your Gun, Big River, Showboat, Ragtime, White Christmas. Off-Broadway: Biography (Pearl Theatre Co.); Perfect Crime (Snapple Theater). Regional: Big River, Bandido, Putting It Together (Mark Taper Forum); Oliver (Deaf West; Ovation nominee); My Fair Lady (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Play House, Virginia Stage, Austin Music Theater; Best Actor); Man of La Mancha (SBCLO; Best Actor); Cyrano de Bergerac, Macbeth, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Devil’s Disciple (Ahmanson Theatre). TV: The Good Wife, West Wing, ER, All My Children (recurring).

Dale Morris, Wilson La Jolla Playhouse: Debut. San Diego: W.C. Fields By Himself! (NCRT & Tenth Avenue); The Receptionist, Our Town (Cygnet Theatre); In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play (San Diego Rep); George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Glengarry Glen Ross, ...Young Lady from Rwanda (Compass Theatre). Regional: Kvetch (Seaglass Theatre LA); The Pajama Game (Starlight Theatre); An Arrow to the Heart (Wagner Theatre); Hysterical Blindness (Backyard Prods.). Film: The Streetsweeper, American Daughter, Point Blank, Not Once But Twice, ’Til Death Do Us Part. TV: Fashion House, Silk Stalkings, O. J. Trial Re-Enactment, Angel Street. His play A Hundred Birds was named Outstanding New Play in 2007. Victor Morris, Kruger La Jolla Playhouse: A Lonely Boy’s Guide to Survival (and Werewolves). Theatre: Guys and Dolls; Storyville; Othello; Bat Boy, the Musical; Peter Pan; Twelfth Night; Narnia; Grey Gardens, the Musical; Jesus Christ, Superstar; The Overwhelming. Film: Gone, Restless, The Auteur, Sleepless in Seattle. TV: Bunheads, Grimm, Leverage. Music: Dramatic tenor. Franco Corelli, George Shirley. Otello, Lohengrin, Street Scene. Trumpet, Bass & Lakota Flutes, Euphonium. Voices for video game Neverwinter MMORPG 2013. Dion Mucciacito, Diamond Louie La Jolla Playhouse: Debut. Broadway: Golden Boy (Lincoln Center). Off Broadway: Apple Cove (The Women’s Project); Age of Iron (Classic Stage Company); Finn (Mabou Mines); The Vigil or the Guided Cradle (Impetuous Theatre Group). Regional: Dial “M” for Murder (Dorsett Theater Festival); The House of the Spirits (The Denver Center); The Sins of Sor Juana (Goodman Theatre); Boleros for the Disenchanted (American Conservatory Theatre). Film/TV: The Bourne Legacy, The Challenger and NBC’s Law & Order. Mr. Mucciacito is a proud volunteer with ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty). Education: Film Studies at University of California at Santa Barbara, The Juilliard School of Drama. This is his first professional production in his home town of San Diego.

Matt McGrath, Bensinger La Jolla Playhouse: Loot. Mr. McGrath recently directed The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler for Diversionary Theatre here in San Diego. Before that he played Frank-NFurter in The Rocky Horror Show at The Old Globe. He was the recipient of the Bienecke Fellowship from the Yale School of Drama in 2007. He also received an Honorary Master’s Degree from American Conservatory Theatre. His work as a performer in The Black Rider in London, San Francisco and Sydney earned him a Helpmann Award nomination. His Broadway credits include: Cabaret (Emcee), dir. by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, and A Streetcar Named Desire. Film: Full Grown Men (Tribeca Film Festival ‘06), Boys Don’t Cry and The Broken Hearts Club.

Mary Beth Peil, Mrs. Baldwin La Jolla Playhouse: The Third Story. Tony Award nominee and Obie Award winner Mary Beth Peil’s credits are: Broadway: The King and I, Nine, Sunday in the Park with George, Women on the Verge, Follies. Off Broadway: Harper Regan, The Morini Strad, The Room, Frame 312, Hedda Gabler, Madagascar, As Thousands Cheer, Sylvia, A Cheever Evening, The Naked Truth, Finding the Sun. Regional: 33 Variations (Arena Stage); M. Proust (About Face); The Cocktail Hour (Long Wharf); Hay Fever (Yale Rep); Lucky Duck (Old Globe); Sweeney Todd (Kennedy Center); They All Laughed (Goodspeed). Film: Mirrors, Odd Couple 2, Stepford Wives 2. TV: The Good Wife, Dawson’s Creek, Fringe, Law & Order: SVU, The Reagans.

Jonathan McMurtry, Reverend La Jolla Playhouse: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mr. McMurtry has been a veteran Associate Artist at The Old Globe for over half a century with more than 200 productions to his credit. Theatre: leading roles at major regional theatres across the U.S. & Canada. Film: Justine, Front Page, Girl from Petrovka, Best Laid Plans, Little Nikita, Point Blank, Beautiful Joe, Running with Scissors. TV: guest-starring roles on thirty-something, Cheers, Frasier, Almost Perfect, Eli Stone and most recently, Modern Family. Education: proud graduate of England’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). San Diego Drama Critics Circle has honored Mr. McMurtry with the 2008 “Craig Noel Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre” Award.

James Saba, McCue La Jolla Playhouse: Boy. Off Broadway: Widows (59E59). Regional: Behind the Eye (Cincinnati Playhouse); The Kite Runner (San Jose Rep, Arizona Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Play House); Centennial Casting (Virginia Stage Company); A Christmas Carol (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Cymbeline and Travels with My Aunt (The Old Globe); Travesties/Earnest (North Coast Rep); Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Cleveland Play House/San Jose Rep) and 19 seasons at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre. TV: Smash, 30 Rock, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Conviction. Mr. Saba is the new Executive Director of San Diego Junior Theatre.


THE COMPANY Mike Sears, Schwartz La Jolla Playhouse: Hands on a Hardbody (u/s), Bonnie & Clyde. Off Broadway: When Words Fail (Houseman Theatre); Leap (Abingdon Theatre); To Have and to Hold (Phil Bosakowski Theatre). Off Off Broadway: New Dramatists, New York Fringe Festival, The American Globe Theatre, The Present Company, Boomerang Theatre Summer Shakespeare, NY Musical Theatre Works, The Producer’s Club and The Duplex. Regional: Birds of a Feather (Diversionary Theatre); Tortilla Curtain (San Diego Rep); A Behanding in Spokane, Man from Nebraska (Cygnet Theatre); Simpatico (New Village Arts); Killer Joe (Compass Theatre); Good Boys (Mo’olelo); The Glory Man (Lamb’s Players); Tuesdays with Morrie (North Coast Rep). Mr. Sears is a graduate of the William Esper Studio in New York City and a member of Actors Equity Association. Douglas Sills, Walter Burns La Jolla Playhouse: Debut. Mr. Sills most recently starred in Ride the Tiger at Long Wharf Theatre and garnered rave reviews starring as Gomez Addams in the first national tour of The Addams Family. Broadway: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Tony Award and Drama Desk nominations), Little Shop of Horrors. New York: Music in the Air and Carnival (Encores); On the 20th Century (Actors Fund); Moonlight & Magnolias (MTC). National Tours: The Scarlet Pimpernel (Ovation Award), The Secret Garden, Into the Woods. Select Regional: premiere of White Noise (Royal George, Chicago); She Loves Me (Westport); A Little Night Music (Kennedy Center); Much Ado About Nothing (South Coast Rep); Mack & Mabel (Reprise); leading roles for the California Shakespeare Festival. TV: CSI, The Closer, Numb3rs, Will & Grace. Film: Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo. Ronald Washington, Policeman La Jolla Playhouse: Debut. Mr. Washington is a secondyear UC San Diego M.F.A. student from Washington, DC. New York Theater: Offending the Audience, Lower Ninth by Beau Willimon, The Break-Up, Classic Kitchen Timer by Adam Rapp, and American Sexy (The Flea); Yes We Can (Walkerspace); Lucid (Cherry Lane). UC San Diego: June Moon, Gas House Baby, In the Red and Brown Water, Tonight We Improvise, Little Children Dream of God. Television: Law & Order: CI. JOHN GUARE, Playwright was born in New York in 1938 and studied playwriting at the Yale School of Drama. His plays include Landscape of the Body, A Free Man of Color (Pulitzer Prize finalist), House of Blue Leaves (Obie/NY Drama Critics Circle Award, Best Play), Six Degrees of Separation (Obie/NY Drama Critics Circle Award; London’s Olivier Award, Best Play), Two Gentlemen of Verona (NY Drama Critics Prize; Tony Award, Best Musical), Muzeeka (Obie), Bosoms and Neglect, A Few Stout Individuals, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun (Tony nomination, Best Play), Sweet Smell of Success (Tony nomination, Best Book of a Musical), Lydie Breeze, Bulfinch’s Mythology and Women and Water. Screenplays: Taking Off (with Milos Forman), Atlantic City (NY/LA Film Critics Award; Oscar nomination, Best Screenplay), Six Degrees of Separation. His new play 3 Kinds of Exile opens at the Atlantic Theater in June 2013. He won the 2003 PEN Master Dramatist Award; the 2004 Gold Medal in Drama from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; the 2005 Obie for sustained excellence. He is a council member of the Dramatists Guild and co-edits the Lincoln Center Theater Review. He has taught at Yale, Princeton, Harvard, NYU and Juilliard. He lives in New York City and Rome with his wife, Adele Chatfield-Taylor, president of the American Academy in Rome.

Christopher Ashley, Director—His Girl Friday; La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director has served as La Jolla Playhouse’s Artistic Director since October, 2007. During his tenure, he has helmed the Playhouse’s productions of Glengarry Glen Ross, A Dram of Drummhicit, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Restoration and the musicals Xanadu and Memphis, which won four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Prior to joining the Playhouse, he directed the Broadway productions of Xanadu (Drama Desk nomination), All Shook Up and The Rocky Horror Show (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), as well as the Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration productions of Sweeney Todd and Merrily We Roll Along. Other New York credits include: Blown Sideways Through Life, Jeffrey (Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards), The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Valhalla, Regrets Only, Wonder of the World, Communicating Doors, Bunny Bunny, The Night Hank Williams Died, Fires in the Mirror (Lucille Lortel Award), among others. He also directed the feature film Jeffrey and the American Playhouse production of Blown Sideways Through Life for PBS. Mr. Ashley is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award, the Drama League Director Fellowship and an NEA/TCG Director Fellowship. Robert Brill, Scenic Designer Robert Brill’s designs for La Jolla Playhouse include this season’s Sideways, as well as Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Wiz, Creditors and many others. For Broadway his designs include Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls (Tony nom), Assassins (Tony nom), Cabaret, Design for Living and Buried Child. Other credits include Faust (Met Opera/ENO); Doubt (Minnesota Opera); Moby-Dick (Dallas Opera, San Diego, San Francisco and others); Wozzeck (SD Opera); The Laramie Project (BAM and others); Sinatra (Radio City); White Noise (Chicago); Robin and the Seven Hoods (Old Globe); On the Record (Disney); American in Paris (Boston Ballet); Clockwork Orange (Steppenwolf); and numerous productions for the Stratford Festival, including Henry V, The Tempest, Caesar and Cleopatra and Christopher Plummer’s A Word or Two. Founding member of Sledgehammer Theatre and recipient of the Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration. He received the 2011 La Jolla Playhouse Honors Award and has been named the Playhouse’s 2013-2014 Artist-in-Residence. Paul Tazewell, Costume Designer La Jolla Playhouse: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Jesus Christ Superstar, Memphis, The Wiz, Private Fittings, Palm Beach. Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire; Memphis; In the Heights; The Color Purple; Bring in ’da Noise… (Tony nominations); Magic/Bird; Jesus Christ Superstar; Lombardi; The Miracle Worker; Guys and Dolls; Caroline, or Change; A Raisin in the Sun; Drowning Crow; Elaine Stritch: At Liberty; On the Town; Fascinating Rhythm; Def Poetry Jam. Off Broadway: Ruined, McReele, Flesh and Blood, Fame, Boston Marriage, Harlem Song. Stratford Shakespeare Festival: A Word or Two, Pirates of Penzance, Henry V, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Tempest, Macbeth, Caesar and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet. Regional: Guthrie, NYSF, Old Globe, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Alliance, Pasadena Playhouse. Opera: Faust (Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera); Porgy and Bess (Chicago Lyric, San Francisco Opera, L.A. Opera, Washington Opera); Magdalena (Théâtre du Châtelet); Little Women (New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera); Treemonisha (St. Louis Opera). Awards: Three Helen Hayes Awards plus Lucille Lortel, Jefferson, Princess Grace and Irene Sharaff awards.


THE COMPANY David Lander, Lighting Designer La Jolla Playhouse: Glengarry Glen Ross, The Nightingale, 33 Variations (Craig Noel Award), Restoration. Broadway: The Heiress with Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens; The Lyons with Linda Lavin; Master Class with Tyne Daly; Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with Robin Williams (Drama Desk Award, Tony nomination); 33 Variations with Jane Fonda (Tony nomination); I Am My Own Wife (Drama Desk nomination); A Man for All Seasons with Frank Langella; Dirty Blonde (Drama Desk nomination); Golden Child. Also work in the UK, Asia, Australia, Off Broadway and major regional theatres in the U.S. Mark Bennett, Original Music & Sound Design continues a career-long association with La Jolla Playhouse, including serving as composer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Craig Noel Award) and as composer/sound designer for An Iliad (Craig Noel Award), Dogeaters, Wonderland, The Country and Cloud Tectonics. His musical Most Wanted (written in collaboration with Jessica Hagedorn) was commissioned by the Playhouse as part of their 2008 EDGE series. Additional credits include composing and sound designing for the American premieres of plays by Tom Stoppard, Edward Albee, Arthur Miller, Athol Fugard, Tony Kushner and Caryl Churchill, among others. Recent Broadway projects: Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Driving Miss Daisy, Dead Accounts, A Steady Rain, The Coast of Utopia (Drama Desk Award), Henry IV, Golda’s Balcony, Tartuffe and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. For the past three years he has been composer for Sam Mendes’ BRIDGE PROJECT, scoring The Cherry Orchard, The Winter’s Tale, As You Like It, The Tempest and Richard III (with Kevin Spacey) at BAM, The Old Vic (London) and international tours. OffBroadway: Christopher Durang’s Why Torture Is Wrong…, Paul Rudnick’s The New Century, The Seagull (dir. Mike Nichols) and nine Shakespeare productions at The Public Theater. Awards: 1998 OBIE for Sustained Excellence in Sound Design; a second Obie Award for An Illiad; Ovation, Robbie and Garland Awards, as well as twelve Drama Desk and three Lucille Lortel Award nominations. Steve Rankin, Fight Director La Jolla Playhouse: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots; Bonnie & Clyde; Memphis; The Farnsworth Invention; The Wiz; Zhivago; Palm Beach; Jersey Boys; Dracula, The Musical; The Who’s Tommy; Elmer Gantry; The Collected Works of Billy the Kid. Broadway: Memphis; Bonnie & Clyde; Guys and Dolls; The Farnsworth Invention; Jersey Boys; Dracula; Henry IV, Parts I and II; The Who’s Tommy; Twelfth Night; Two Shakespearean Actors; Getting Away with Murder and Anna Christie. Off Broadway: The Third Story, Pig Farm, The Real Inspector Hound, The Night Hank Williams Died and Below the Belt. Stratford Shakespeare Festival: Romeo and Juliet, Caesar and Cleopatra, Macbeth, Henry V. Metropolitan Opera: Rodelinda, Boris Godenov, Faust, Iphegenie at Tauride. Mr. Rankin plays mandolin with the New Folk Artist Susie Glaze and the HiLonesome Band. Charles G. LaPointe, Wig & Hair Design La Jolla Playhouse: A Dram of Drummhicit, Peer Gynt, Bonnie & Clyde, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Broadway: Motown, Jekyll and Hyde, Clybourne Park, Newsies, The Columnist, Magic/Bird, Bonnie & Clyde, The Mountaintop, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Merchant of Venice, Memphis, Henry IV, The Rivals, Cymbeline, Lombardi, Fences, Looped, Miracle Worker, Superior Donuts, 33 Variations, Guys and Dolls, In the Heights, Jersey Boys, The Color Purple, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Good Vibrations, The Apple Tree, A Raisin in the Sun, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Radio Golf, Sight Unseen, High Fidelity, Xanadu and Bring It On.

Eva Barnes, Voice & Dialect Coach La Jolla Playhouse: A Dram of Drummhicit, Jersey Boys, Xanadu, Carmen, Restoration, Zhivago, Palm Beach, The Third Story, The Scottish Play, The Love of Three Oranges, Tartuffe, The Adoration of the Old Woman, The Model Apartment and Our Town. Other theatres: Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre (Romeo and Juliet, directed by Sir Peter Hall), Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, D.C., McCarter Theatre, San Diego Rep, Missouri Repertory Theatre and Joseph Papp Public Theater. She has performed in many of these same theatres. She coached Anna Deavere Smith’s House Arrest and Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (Broadway and PBS film). Film: Big Night. Ms. Barnes is on the Acting Faculty at UC San Diego. Gabriel Greene, Dramaturg joined La Jolla Playhouse’s artistic staff in 2007; since then he has dramaturged more than a dozen new plays and musicals, including Des McAnuff and The Flaming Lips’ Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Kirsten Greenidge’s Milk Like Sugar (Off Broadway transfer; Obie Award), Joe DiPietro and David Bryan’s Memphis (Broadway transfer; four Tony Awards), Claudia Shear’s Restoration (Off Broadway transfer) and Rick Elice’s Peter and the Starcatchers (Broadway transfer; five Tony Awards). He is also the curator and producer of the Playhouse’s DNA New Work Series, and served as the dramaturg for Chasing the Song and Brahman/i in its inaugural year. Other dramaturgy: UC San Diego’s Wagner New Play Festival (six years), Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, South Coast Rep and TimeLine Theatre (Chicago). He is a graduate of University of Michigan and Trinity College, Dublin. Charles Means, Production Stage Manager La Jolla Playhouse: Debut. Broadway: Seminar, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, The Pitmen Painters, Next Fall, Oleanna, You’re Welcome America - A Final Night with George W. Bush, Mauritius, Doubt and The Goat. National Tour: Doubt. Off Broadway: Wit, The Laramie Project, Beckett/Albee as well as productions at Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre Company, The Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park, New York Theatre Workshop, Center Theatre Group, SITI Company and the live HBO telecast of Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America. Mr. Means is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Theatre and Dance at UC San Diego in the area of Stage Management. Jennifer Kozumplik, Assistant Stage Manager La Jolla Playhouse: Debut. Regional: Gem of the Ocean; Man of La Mancha; Dirty Blonde; Our Town; Private Lives; Noises Off (Cygnet Theatre); A Hammer, a Bell, and a Song to Sing; In the Wake; The Who’s Tommy; Superior Donuts; Culture Clash In AmeriCCa; The Seafarer; The Road to Mecca; Doubt; Water and Power (San Diego Repertory Theatre); Frozen; La Gaviota; Punks (ion theatre). Education: B.A. in Theatre Arts from San Diego State University. TELSEY + COMPANY, Casting La Jolla Playhouse: Hands on a Hardbody, Blood and Gifts, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Dram of Drummhicit, Milk Like Sugar, Little Miss Sunshine, Limelight, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bonnie & Clyde, 33 Variations, Memphis, among others. Broadway/Tours: Motown; Kinky Boots; Jekyll & Hyde; Annie; Newsies; Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; Rock of Ages; Wicked; Priscilla, Queen of the Desert; Sister Act; Memphis; Million Dollar Quartet. Off-Broadway: The Last Five Years (2nd Stage), Atlantic, MCC, Signature. Regional: Paper Mill. Film: The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Friends with Kids, Joyful Noise, Margin Call, Sex and the City 1 & 2, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Dan in Real Life, Across the Universe. TV: “Smash,” “The Big C.” www.telseyandco.com


THE COMPANY Michael S. Rosenberg, Managing Director has served as Managing Director of La Jolla Playhouse since April, 2009. During his four years at the Playhouse, he has worked in partnership with Artistic Director Christopher Ashley to produce 15 world premieres, 9 Playhouse commissions and the hit musicals Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Hands on a Hardbody and Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin. He was also instrumental in bringing the Page To Stage workshop of John Lequizamo’s Diary of a Madman to the Playhouse, which transferred to Broadway. Additionally, he fostered the growth of the Playhouse’s award-winning Performance Outreach Program (POP) tour, achieving the most performances at local schools in Playhouse history. Previously, Rosenberg was Co-Founder and Executive Director of Drama Dept., a New York non-profit theatre company, where he produced new works by the likes of Douglas Carter Beane, Warren Leight, Isaac Mizrahi, Paul Rudnick and David and Amy Sedaris. He has been a part of the producing teams for the Broadway productions of Grey Gardens and American Buffalo and the national tour of Little House on the Prairie. He serves on the boards of La Jolla Country Day School and the Theatre Communications Group. Debby Buchholz, General Manager has served as general manager of La Jolla Playhouse since 2002. She is a member of the Executive Committee and of the League of Resident Theaters (LORT). In 2009, she received a San Diego Women Who Mean Business Award

from The San Diego Business Journal. Previously she served as Counsel to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. She was a faculty member of the Smithsonian Institution’s program on Legal Problems of Museum Administration. Prior to the Kennedy Center, she served as a corporate attorney in New York City and Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of UC San Diego and Harvard Law School. Ms. Buchholz and her husband, noted author and White House economic policy advisor Todd Buchholz, live in Solana Beach and are the proud parents of Victoria, Katherine and Alexia. Des McAnuff, Director Emeritus served as La Jolla Playhouse’s Artistic Director from 1983 through 1994, and from 2001 through April, 2007. Under his leadership, the Playhouse garnered more than 300 awards, including the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Playhouse to Broadway credits: Jersey Boys (four Tony Awards); Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays (Tony Award); How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (five Tony nominations); director and co-author with Pete Townshend on The Who’s Tommy (Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Director) and Big River (seven Tony Awards), among others. Film credits: Quills, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Iron Giant (nine Animation Society awards) and Cousin Bette. Recipient of the Drama League’s 2006 Julia Hansen Award, Mr. McAnuff served as Artistic Director at Canada’s Stratford Festival from 2007 through 2012. He recently directed the hit musicals Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots and Jesus Christ Superstar at the Playhouse.

PATRON SERVICES

PATRON SERVICES is located in the lobby area of each theatre. A representative is available to answer questions and hand out assisted listening devices, restaurant guides, performance schedules and subscription information. BARS AND CONCESSIONS are open one hour prior to curtain and during intermissions. To avoid the rush, intermission beverages can be ordered before the show. Concessions by: CAMERAS AND RECORDING DEVICES are strictly prohibited in the theatre. Please check these items with the House Manager and turn off your camera phone. PARKING is free for subscribers; $2 for the general public on weekdays (free on weekends). Upon arrival to campus, please enter your parking space number and pay the automated paystations located by the information kiosk. Spaces that are not paid for are subject to ticketing by UC San Diego Campus Police. DOCTORS AND PARENTS expecting calls during the performance should leave their names and seat numbers with the House Manager before the show. Leave the following number with your service: (858) 550-1030.

ACCESSIBILITY

La Jolla Playhouse provides wheelchair-accessible seating and parking. Wheelchair seat locations are available for wheelchair users and a companion at all performances; be sure to advise the reservationist that you require a wheelchair location. Additionally, a golf cart is available to assist patrons with accessibility needs to and from the parking lot. Please notify the Box Office prior to your performance if you are in need of this service; additionally, you may pull into the five minute parking in front of the theatre, and a friendly La Jolla Playhouse greeter will assist you.The Playhouse also provides assisted listening devices for patrons who are hard of hearing. Devices are available, free of charge, at the Patron Services Center prior to performances (subject to availability).

LATECOMERS or PATRONS WHO LEAVE THEIR SEAT DURING THE PERFORMANCE will be admitted to the standing room section of the theatre at the discretion of the House Manager. They may take their assigned seats at intermission. La Jolla Playhouse accepts no responsibility for inconvenience to latecomers. Safety in the Theatre District La Jolla Playhouse is constantly working with the UC San Diego Police Department and UC San Diego Transportation and Parking Services, which operates the parking lot and security system, to maintain and improve security conditions for patrons and staff members. Additionally, patrons and staff are welcome to use UC San Diego Community Service Officers (CSOs) for an escort to their cars by calling (858) 534-WALK (9255). Further questions regarding security may be addressed to UC San Diego Police at (858) 534-HELP (4357).

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ACCESS PERFORMANCE One performance of each production is designated as an ACCESS performance. These performances feature American Sign Language interpretation for the deaf and hard of hearing and live audio description for patrons who are blind/ low-vision. Pre-show touch tours provide design information to enhance the production experience for blind/low-vision patrons as well. The ACCESS performance for His Girl Friday takes place on Saturday, June 15, 2:00 pm performance.

BABES IN ARMS Out of respect for fellow audience members and the performers, babes in arms are not permitted in the theatre during performances. PLEASE SILENCE all electronic devices including cellular phones, watches and pagers before the performance. THEATRE TOURS Tour the stages and production shops of the Playhouse facilities and learn more about the history of La Jolla Playhouse and the role that it plays in the community. Contact (858) 550-1070 x101.


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