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Arkansas Repertory Theatre Robert Hupp, Producing Artistic Director Presents

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ELYZABETH GREGORY WILDER Director

GILBERT McCAULEY† Set Designer

Allan Branson

Properties Designer

Production Stage Manager

Lynda J. Kwallek

Danny Kuenzel*

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Rafael Colón Castanera Dramaturgy

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Robert Hupp Myron Jackson Janis F. Kearney Kevin Lamb Stuart Mackey Laura Martin, M.A. Jesse Mason Katherine Melhorn Carl Monroe David Montague, Ph.D.

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in alphabetical order Corey Jones*(Macon) Regional: The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Chad Deity), Dallas Theater Center; Titus Andronicus (Aaron), To Kill A Mockingbird (Rev. Sykes), Mary Stuart (Aubespine), Utah Shakespeare Festival; The Color Purple (Pa), Celebration Theater, LA; Othello (Othello), Santa Cruz Shakespeare; Ragtime (Booker T. Washington), Les Misérables (Bamatabois/Combeferre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom), and Macbeth (Macbeth), PCPA Theaterfest; Much Ado About Nothing (D. Pedro), Chautauqua Theater; Sweet Bird of Youth, Williamstown Theater Festival; Henry VIII, Illinois Shakespeare Festival; Romeo and Juliet, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival. Teaching Credits: Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Education: BA, Washington University; MFA, University of Texas-Austin, Professional Affiliations: AEA, SAG-AFTRA. Nambi E. Kelley* (Sadie) most recently made her Off Broadway debut in Woodie King Jr.’s multiple AUDELCO award-winning New Federal Theatre production of Court Martial at Fort Devens. Other notable credits include playing opposite Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad at the 2011 National Black Theatre Festival (Ifa Bayeza’s Charleston Olio), and performing in her own collaborative adaption of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying at the Singapore Arts Festival 2012. Most recent regional credits: Lydia Diamond’s Harriet Jacobs (Steppenwolf Theatre, Kansas City Rep), The Good Negro (Goodman Theatre, Hattie McDaniel Black Theatre Alliance Award nomi­na­ tion) The Lost Boys of Sudan (Victory Gardens), The Glass Menagerie (Steppenwolf Theatre) The Ballad of Emmett Till (Goodman Theatre), Crumbs from the Table of Joy (Goodman Theatre, Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination Principle Actress, Ruby Dee Black Theatre Alliance Award Nomination Best Lead Actress). Most recent television credits include: “The Beast” (A&E) guest starring opposite Patrick Swayze, “L.A. Dragnet” (ABC) and “City of Angels” (CBS) recurring role. Ms. Kelley, also an award-winning and published playwright, was a member of The Playwrights Unit at the Goodman Theatre 2011-12, and is completing commissioned projects for Court Theatre and American Blues Theatre in Chicago. Kelley holds a BFA. (The Theatre School, DePaul University), and an MFA (Goddard College). www.nambikelley.com.


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Shannon Lamb* (Nella) is excited to be back at The Rep, where her credits include performances in Voices at the River I and II, It Happened in Little Rock (Elizabeth Eckford/Actor 8), and The Full Monty (Joanie). She also appeared at Murry’s Dinner Playhouse in productions of Annie (Ms. Hannigan,) Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette), and Smokey Joe’s Café (Brenda). Shannon was in the Off-Broadway production of Pendemoniun (Temptation) at the Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC. She also has modeled in numerous regional and national print ads and publications. Her proudest moments have been being on the cover of American Theatre Magazine and being asked to sing the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden. Shannon thanks God for her greatest blessing, her 4-year-old daughter Zion and sends her love to The Babe and Big Zion, 831 FOREVER. Monica Parks* (Alice/Asia) is thrilled to make her debut at Arkansas Rep, following a successful run of August Wilson’s King Hedley II (Ruby) at Portland Playhouse. Other regional credits include The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Indiana Rep, Capital Rep, the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, the St. Louis Black Rep, as well as internationally with the American Drama Group of Munich. Early career work includes membership in New York’s prestigious Circle Rep Lab. Favorite roles include Jessie Brewster in The Violet Hour (Judy Award/Best Supporting Actor); Hester LaNegrita in In the Blood; Delia/Missie May in Spunk; Alberta Warren in Sty of the Blind Pig; Zehava Toledano in Women’s Minyan (Kevin Kline Award, best ensemble) and Calphurnia in Julius Caesar. TV and film credits include “Alice Upside Down,” “Corduroy” and “All My Children” (featured day player). Ms. Parks received her MFA from Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting, through the George Washington University.

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Allan Branson (Resident Sound Designer/Engineer) is thrilled to join the crew of The Rep as Resident Sound Designer/Engineer. Over the last few years, he has been able to serve as Sound Designer for over two-dozen shows at a variety of venues throughout West Texas. His favorite show to date has been working with John Bannister to transfer the West End production of Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story to the West Texas stage and then to take the production on the road. However, he looks forward to topping that experience with each show at The Rep. In addition to his theatre work, Allan has pro­vided audio reinforcement for numerous other live performance events, ranging from symphonies to bars to rock festivals. He studied Sound Technology as South Plains College, receiving his Live Sound Certificate in addition to other accolades.


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Yslan Hickss (Costume Designer) has extensive professional costume design credits including productions at the Lincoln Center Institute A Wrinkle in Time, the Goodman Theatre Studio World Premiere of Cheryl West’s Puddin ‘n Pete, Portland Center Stage Macbeth and A Tuna Christmas, the Old Globe Arena Stage in San Diego, Williamstown Theatre Festival The Show Off with Celeste Holm and Sigourney Weaver, Arkansas Repertory Anything Goes, A Chorus Line, Born Yesterday, Into the Woods, Five Guys Named Moe, and Lifeline Theatre in Chicago. Ms. Hicks was an Artistic Associate at Lifeline for nine years where she designed a number of literary adaptations including Dracula, Pride and Prejudice, and Jane Eyre. Her university teaching experience includes her current appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at UALR, and faculty appointments at The University of Tulsa, and Tulane University. Yslan is a member of the professional designer’s union, United Scenic Artists, Local 829. Ms. Hicks was chosen by the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas as one of three honorees to be named Designing Woman of the Year for 2012. John Horners (Lighting Designer) Gee’s Bend is Mr. Horner’s first design for The Rep. Until recently he served as the Lighting Supervisor and Resident Lighting Designer for the Clarence Brown Theatre at the University of Tennessee where he designed over 40 productions including Amadeus, The Oresteia, Hamlet and the North American premier of Dance in Time. John is also the resident designer for The Knoxville Opera Company and The Appalachian Ballet Company. Other credits include Lost in Yonkers for the Alabama Shakespeare Company, Madama Butterfly and Rigoletto for the Greensboro Opera Company and the annual holiday concert for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. Danny Kuenzel* (AEA Stage Manager) This is Ms. Kuenzel’s second show of the season having just completed The Rep’s production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Previous Rep shows include The Wiz, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Christmas Carol, the Musical, and The King and I. During the summer months Danny can be found at Mason Street Warehouse in Saugatuck, Michigan where she has been the production stage manager for nine seasons. Other regional credits include: Pioneer Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Mercury Theatre, Marriott Theatre, and the Contemporary American Theatre Festival. For Cliffton — just because. Lynda J. Kwallek (Properties Designer) is starting her seventh year at The Rep. Lynda holds a BFA in theatre arts from Kent State University in Ohio, and an MFA in theatre from Illinois State University in Normal. Lynda spent many years in Houston at the Alley Theatre; she held a variety of positions in the properties shop, including properties master, assistant and shopper. During her tenure at the Alley, Lynda worked on approxi­ mately 200 productions in the prop and scenic shops. Some of the memorable shows Lynda has worked on include Not about Nightingale’s, Angels in America, Jekyll & Hyde, Civil War, House and Garden. Prior to the Alley, she was staff designer at the University of Houston Clear Lake School of Theatre and Dance and served as designer/technical director for the Houston Shaw Festival. While in Houston Lynda worked with the Shakespeare Festival and the Children’s Festival in the properties department, the productions were performed at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. Lynda is a member of the Society of Properties Artisan Managers (S*P*A*M).


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Gilbert McCauley† (Director) is presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Theater at the University of Massachusetts. He has served as the Producing Artistic Director of the Oakland Ensemble Theatre, Resident Director at Rites and Reason Theatre, as an acting company member of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and he is a former participant in the New York Drama League’s Directors Project. He has also served on the theater faculties at University of California at Berkeley, California State University at Dominguez Hills, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Rhode Island College and University of Rhode Island at Kingston. Mr. McCauley has directed Off-Broadway and at regional theatres around the country including Arena Stage, Arkansas Repertory Theater, Goodman Theatre, New Century Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizons, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and the National Theatre of Ghana. His most recent directing credits include Hell in High Water and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi by Marcus Gardley, Peter Morgan’s Frost/Nixon, The Piano Lesson and Fences by August Wilson, Charles Fuller’s A Soldier’s Play and Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. Mike Nichols (Resident Set Designer/Technical Director) is a natural born Arkan­ sawyer. He has served in his current position with The Rep since August of 1982. “I would like to dedicate my work this season to the memory of my brother, Rick Nichols. Rick and I laughed and fished together for fifty-four years.” Adewunmi Oke (Dramaturg) is a second year Dramaturg candidate at UMass Amherst from Columbus, MS. Gee’s Bend marks her first collaboration with Arkansas Repertory Theatre. In past productions, she has served as Dramaturg for UMass Amherst’s recent production of Machinal and the University of Southern Mississippi’s production of Pride and Prejudice. In addition, she was Assistant Dramaturg for Hartford Stage’s production of The Whipping Man.

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Nicole Capri (Resident Director/Director of Education) is the 2011 recipient of The Governor’s Arts Award for Arts in Education and the author of “Young Artists at The Rep.” Nicole began her professional theatre career as an intern at The Rep in 1988 and almost twenty years later, returned as Resident Director and Director of Education. Now entering its 9th successful year, she is also the founder and director of The Rep’s Summer Musical Theatre Intensive training program for young artists — the fastest growing program in the history of The Rep. A theatre, music and dance major at The University of Memphis and The National Theatre of the Deaf ’s Professional Theatre School, Nicole has directed and/or choreographed more than 100 productions. Favorite credits include: The Rep’s productions of Next to Normal, Children of a Lessor God, The Foreigner, Glorious, Godspell, Schoolhouse Rock, Hollywood and Broadway on Main, Sing, Dance, Repeat!, If You Sing It They Will Come, Review The Revue, That 80’s Show, A Christmas Story and Singin’ on a Star. Other favorite credits include Eve in The Apple Tree (Fairmount Theatre of the Deaf/Cleveland Playhouse/International Tour), “Best Performance” (First International Theatre Festival, Volgograd, Russia), Ram in the Thicket (Off Broadway/Judith Anderson Theatre), “Critics Choice Award” Mary in The Miracle Play and Director/Choreographer/ Editor for the world premiere of Rich Mullins’ Canticle Of The Plains. Jeremiah 29:11.


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Rafael Colón Castanera (Production Manager) is in his twelfth season at The Rep. Also a costume designer for The Rep, Rafael’s design credits include The Wiz, The 39 Steps, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Les Miserables, Hello, Dolly!, The Full Monty, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Children of Eden and served as costume coordi­nator for Hairspray and the The King and I. Locally, he has designed costumes for The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s A Little Night Music and My Fair Lady as well as the River Market mascot “Dean The Bean.” Phoenix Theatre designs credits include No Way to Treat a Lady (Arizoni Award Nominee for Best Costume Design) and Les Miserables (Arizoni Awards for Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Wig Design). Additional design credits include Cole, Sweeney Todd, Guys and Dolls, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, March of the Falsettos, Rings, Blame it on the Movies and Chicago. Prior to his move to Little Rock, Rafael was a freelance project coordinator and designer for clients such as Victoria’s Secret, Ralph Lauren-Polo, Rosie Magazine and The Warner Brothers Studio Store, where his 2000 holiday season windows ranked among the top 5 window displays by The New York Post. Prior to that, he served as General Manager for Izquierdo Studio, which produces specialty costumes and props for film, television and the Broadway stage. Rafael holds a BA in theatre from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and holds an MFA in Directing Musical Theatre from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. To JDL. Robert Hupp† (Producing Artistic Director) is in his fourteenth season as producing artistic director of Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Robert’s directing credits for The Rep include Henry V, To Kill a Mockingbird, The 39 Steps, Hamlet, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Les Miserables, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, The Full Monty, Moonlight and Magnolias, Of Mice and Men, Steel Magnolias, Much Ado About Nothing, Children of Eden, Romeo & Juliet, God’s Man in Texas, The Spitfire Grill, Fully Committed, Proof, The Tempest, You Can’t Take It With You and The Grapes of Wrath. He also directed Les Miserables for Arizona’s Phoenix Theatre Company (AriZoni Awards include best musical production, best director) and the American premieres of Glyn Maxwell’s The Lifeblood and Wolfpit for the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble in New York City. His other directing credits include God’s Man in Texas (Tennie Award, Best Director) and Fully Committed for the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, and My Fair Lady, The Music Man and L’Histoire du Soldat for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Prior to assuming his position at The Rep, Robert spent nine seasons as artistic director of Jean Cocteau Repertory theatre in New York City. Robert directed several works for the Obie Award-winning Jean Cocteau Rep, including premieres of the Bentley/Milhaud version of Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy and Eduardo de Filippo’s Napoli Millionaria. He has served on funding panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Theatre Communications Group, the New Jersey State Council of the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. In addition to his duties at The Rep, Robert serves on the Board of Directors of the Theatre Communications Group and was recently named “Non Profit Executive of the Year” at the Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

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Resident Director & Director of Education

Beth Thiemann

Education Associate

Werner Trieschmann Resident Dramaturgy

ADMINISTRATIVE Michael McCurdy Managing Director

Lynn Frazier Controller

Peter Mensky

Company Manager/ Casting Associate

James Heppler

BOX OFFICE Jeff Roper

Properties Lynda J. Kwallek

Haley Colclasure

Nicholas Menge

Box Office Manager Assistant Box Office Manager

Heidi Charton Bill Hall Bailey Lamb Angie Stoffer Gina Sikora D.B. Rashad

Box Office Assistants

Alison Whitley

Director of Communications & Marketing

Ashley Leopoulos Communications Manager

Susan Nichols

ArtWorks Coordinator

Olivia Kennedy Cutter/Draper Shelly Hall First Hand

Lighting Dan Kimble

Production Manager

Mary K. Holm Brittni P. Nowicki

Angel Galloway

Costume Shop Manager

PRODUCTION Rafael Colón Castanera

DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING Fran Carter, CFRE

Development & Special Events Manager

Costumes Shawn Sturdevant

Chelsea O’Herron

Keri L. Christopher

Bethany Hilkert

Properties Assistant

House Manager

Facilities Manager

Director of Development

Properties Designer

Assistant to the Production Manager

Production Assistants

Scenery Mike Nichols

Resident Set Designer/ Technical Director

Franklin Jackson Mott IV

Costume Shop Assistant

Master Electrician

Samantha Brewer Electrics Assistant

Allan Branson

Resident Sound Designer & Engineer

Additional Staff for Gee’s Bend Joshua Agnew

Sound Board Operator

Samantha Key

Assistant Technical Director

Costume Designer Assistant

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Carolyn Forman

Master Carpenter

Mike Stacks

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M a ins tage S p ons ors Acxiom Aristotle Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Arora Bank of the Ozarks Centennial Bank Delta Airlines The Design Group Entergy Arkansas Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard, PLLC Philander Smith College The Rep’s Young Artists’ Guild Harriet and Warren Stephens, Stephens Inc. Stella Boyle Smith Trust Wells Fargo Advisors

E d ucat ion S p ons ors Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Bank of America Barber Law Firm Chenal Family Therapy The Philip R. Jonsson Foundation Stella Boyle Smith Trust Windgate Charitable Foundation Karen and Domenick Yezzi

SM T I Schol a rs h ip S p ons or Rebsamen Fund Arkansas Repertory Theatre is honored to be the recipient of funding from The Shubert Foundation. The mission of The Foundation is to build and perpetuate the live performing arts, in particular the American Theatre. The Shubert Foundation is the leading private foundation providing general operating support to not-for-profit theatres nationwide. Support for Arkansas Repertory Theatre is provided in part by grants from the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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In - K in d D onors Arkansas Repertory Theatre gratefully acknowledges the businesses and individuals below who have made gifts of goods or services to the theatre within the last 12 months. Gifts valued at $15,000+ Aristotle Glazer’s Floral Express RSVP Catering Gifts valued at $5,000-$14,999 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bylites CustomXM Delta Airlines The Design Group Downtown Athletic Club Mangan Holcomb Partners NetGain Technologies, Inc. Gifts valued at $1,000-$4,999 Arkansas Times Page Daniel Wireless Audio Camera Work Stageworks, Inc. Gary Wayne Golden Sufficient Grounds Digital Art Sway Golden Eagle ThinkDero, Inc. Your Mama’s Good Food Media Sponsors Arkansas Democrat-Gazette KARK Channel 4 Little Rock Family matching Fund Donors Acxiom Chevron Texaco Air Transportation The Coca-Cola Foundation International, LLC IBM International Foundation AT&T Foundation Merrill Lynch Bank of America Regions Financial Caterpillar Foundation Corporation Foundation UBS Foundation USA Matching Gift Program

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Annual Fund 2012-2013

Including MainStage & Educational Sponsors The Rep gratefully acknowledges the following individuals, companies and foundations for their support over the past 12 months in helping to sustain live, professional theatre in our state. We make a concerted effort to acknowledge gifts properly. If, however, you see an error, please contact us at (501) 378-0445 ext. 203 or bhilkert@therep.org.

SPONSORS (Gifts of $10,000 and above) Acxiom Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Bank of the Ozarks Barbara & Steve Bova Centennial Bank Entergy Joyce & James Faulkner Lesli & John Hugg Philip R. Jonsson Foundation Julie & Chris Keller David & Janna Knight Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard, PLLC

Adam Melton Chip & Cindy Murphy National Endowment for the Arts Lisenne Rockefeller The Roy & Christine Sturgis Charitable and Educational Trust The Shubert Foundation Stella Boyle Smith Trust Warren & Harriet Stephens, Stephens, Inc. Marci & Steven Warren Wells Fargo Advisors Windgate Charitable Foundation Karen & Dom Yezzi

ANGEL’S CIRCLE (Gifts of $5,000 - $9,999) Anonymous Bank of America Barber Law Firm Cindy & T.J. Boyle Betty Brown Lee & Robin Brown Merri & Robert Chandler Chuck Hamilton Construction Stephanie & John Dains

Elaine Eubank & Alfred Williams Chris Fowler Mr. & Mrs. Max W. Harris Ron & Catherine Hughes Jo & Presley Melton Philander Smith College Sally & Bill Rector W.W. & Anne Jones Charitable Trust

DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE (Gifts of $2,500 - $4,999) Arkansas Black Hall of Fame AT&T Foundation Max & Ellen Brantley Brian & Brianne Bush Galloway Pictures Jennifer Wilson-Harvey & Jack Harvey Jim & Susan Hill Jan & Randal Hundley, M.D. Rhonda & Steven Keith

Mr. & Mrs. Francis J. Kelly Cecelia & Drew Kelso Kathy & Bill MaGee Katherine Melhorn Tish & A. Wyck Nisbet Mary & Robert E. Powers Mary & Kent Greer Vestal, Jr. Walker Law Firm Mary & Jim Wohlleb

Producer’s Circle (Gifts $1,000 - $2,499) Eleanor Kennedy & Lee Abel Air Transport International Katherine & Tracy Baltz Kristina & Roger Bolhouse Kirk Bradshaw Susan & Bruce Brittain C.B. Foundation Julie & Robert Cabe Stuart Cobb Dr. & Mrs. Charles Cole Patti & Charles Coleman Gayle Corley Charles Cliett & Jay Barth Philip James Deer III Family Charitable Fund Larry & Mickey Drennan Susan & John Elliott Greg & Dora Jane Flesher Col. (Ret.) & Mrs. A. Robert Fortney

Charlotte & Jim Gadberry Mary Ann & Wayne Glenn Dr. Mary Good & The Good Family Foundation HD Luck Charitable Trust Robert Hupp Mr. & Mrs. Steve Hutchins Stephanie & Myron Jackson Liz & Mike Johnson Janet Jones Company Judy & Kelley Johnson Mike & Liz Johnson Ann & Walter Loveless Katherine & Eugene Lu Suzanne & Stuart Mackey Betty Gene & Richard Mann Cindi Treadwell McConnell & Kevin McConnell Blanche & Beadle Moore Anne Bradford Mourning


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Producer’s Circle (Gifts $1,000 - $2,499) cont’d Janis Kearney & Bob Nash Aubrey Nixon David & Vivian Norman Marla & James Norris Patrick & Eileen O’Sullivan Dr. James & Eva Pappas Pam & John Peace Kim Pruitt & Centennial Bank David & Rebecca Rainwater Liz Rainwater Dr. Nancy F. Rector Regions Insurance Riggs Benevolent Fund Mary G. & Roby Robertson

Tiffany & Daniel Robinson Lee & Dale Ronnel Susie & Brian Rosenthal Tom & Marge Schueck Dennis & Diana Shearon Ruth and Steve Shepherd Margaret & Steve Strickland Annamary & Greg Thompson Tonya Thompson Bill & Judy Trice Elizabeth & James Waldron Patti & Jim Womble Molly & Rob Young Aileen & Kevin Zaffaroni

Rising Stars (Gifts of $250 - $999) Nan Alewine Janet & Sam Alley Becky & Mark Allison Jan & Larry Alman Nancy & John Anthony Arkansas Foot & Ankle Clinic Joan Hinken & Jim Ashley Kay & Ron Bank Celia & Howard Barnhard Phyllis & Michael Barrier Dr. Edwin Barron Faye & Dennis Barry Kathy & David Bauman Janet Udouj & Neal Beaton Glenyce Feeney & Don Bennett Kathy Karr Blair Anne & Dick Booth Anne Boyd Mrs. Jon L. Boyes Donna & Jerry Bradshaw Madge & Frank Brown Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Bruce Helen Buchanan Kaay Burris Mary Kay & Larry Burton Barbara & Stephen Cade Floyd “Eddie” Carter, Jr. Drs. Sarah & Michael Carter Meredith & Graham Catlett Beth & Chase Chandler Chevron Texaco Matching Gift Program Georgie & John Citron The Coca-Cola Foundation Community Bakery Lois & Jim Cope Charleen & Ed Copeland Dr. Joe W. & Virginia Crow Sherrill & Gerald Damerow Pamela Gray Davies Jan & Glen Davis Flo & Jim Deer Linda & Phil Deloney Delta Sigma Theta – Arkansas Chapters Suson & Tim Dudley Susan & Robert Dunn Ericka Petersen & Shane Estep Tobi & Carter Fairley Jan & Jeff Fairman Jackye & Curtis Finch, Jr. Dr. Robert P. Forrest

Deborah Fulbright Nechi, Stewart & Kirby Fullerton Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Galek Judy & Patrick Goss Ken Gould & Judy Lansky Mary Bea & Dave Gross Julianne D. Grundfest Louise & Roy Gutierrez Helen & Fred Harrison Rhonda & Ray Hartman Barbara & Howard Hawes Sarah & Charles Henry Jane Howard Foundation Helen & Ken Hughes Sue Roller-Jenkins & Lynn Jenkins Linda & Ross Johnson Shirley & Greg Jones Rene Julian Debbie & Kendall Kirby Whitfield Knapple Bobbye & Rabbi Eugene H. Levy Cherry Light Dr. & Mrs. Charles Logan Bucky & Judy Magness Mann, Hasson & Co., PA Joann & Garth Martin Laura & Ken Martin Dani & Timothy Martin Dr. Gail Reede Jones & Jesse Mason Kim & Russ McDonough Judge Mary Spencer McGowan Martha Meador Micki Meador Micro-Diagnostic Laboratories, Inc. Barbara Miles Dorothy Morris Sonya Schmidt Murphy & Mark Murphy Elizabeth & John Murray Marita & Sarkis Nazarian Sue & Chuck Nestrud Clair Norman Barbara & Clay Patty R.A. Pickens and Son Company Rob Pickens/Mike Pickens Law Firm Cheryl Powell Dr. Lars Powell Delia Prather Senator & Mrs. David Pryor Dena R. Reynolds Dr. Robbie Rhodes & Mr. Russell C. Rhodes, Jr.


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Rising Stars (Gifts of $250 - $999) cont’d Mr. & Mrs. John Rigby Martha & Tom Rimmer Dr. & Mrs. Robert Ritchie George Ritzen Rosemary & D.K. Robinson Natalie & Winthrop Rockefeller Stacey Jones & Jay Ruud Rule’s Antiques and Fine Books Kim & Lee Rush Elaine Scott Schickel Development Company Susan & Michael Schmitz Dorothy Schwander Steve Shirm Norma & Bob Shoemaker Dean & Sharon Skaer Jawanda & Lemoyne Smith

Connie & Ed Staley Jan & Charles Sullivan Greer Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. Allyn Tatum Mr. & Mrs. Robert Taylor Maysel & Stanley Teeter Jan & Sam Trotter VCC Sue Walls Fran Henderson & Mike Watts Michele & John Webb Forrest Webb Camille & Alan Williams Carolyn Winburn Sherrill Wise Eleanor & George Wolff Regina & Perry Young

Cast Member (Gifts of $75 - $249) Viviane & Antoine Ajarrista Cathy & Al Alexander Mary & Mike Allen Dr. Phillip Alston Anonymous Janet Aronson Stephanie Atchley Marilyn & John Atherton Beth & Bill Bandy Debi Barnes T. Gregory & Mary Iva Barrett Susan Weinstein & Jeff Baskin Donita & Ed Bawiec Mary Ann Baxter Tami & Brian Bean Sam Blair Pam & Rick Blank Barbara Bonner Barbara & Anthony Booth Ernestine & Tim Bordsen Jane & Paul Bowie Shirley Bowling Kathy & Joel Bradley Lanell Mott & Sam Bratton Anncha Briggs Caroline Brown Mr. & Mrs. Frank M. Brown Judge Robert & Charlotte Brown Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Burns Benny & Kathy Cagle Rev. D.K. Campbell Gilbert & Joan Campbell April Carnessale Robert D. Carpenter Erin & John Carter Damita Casey Meg & Jim Casey Mr. & Mrs. Rick Cash Sandra Chai Martha & Ron Clark Michael Claxton Denise & Phillip Clayton Bonnie & Dick Clough Melissa Compton James Conner Dr. M. Olin & Millicent Cook Sarah & John Cooke Lois & Jim Cope

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Cast Member (Gifts of $75 - $249) cont’d Sara Harrison Bonnie & Tom Hasty Madelyn & George Hermes Veronica Hernandez & Herbert Hawn Christopher Heller Anne Hickman Martha & Larry Hiett Zoe & Gary Hines Joe van den Heuvel & Ted Holder Patricia Holifield Betsy & Cyril Hollingsworth Cheryl & Joe Howe Mona & Robert Hughes Sarah R. Huss Cathy & Ned Irving Reginald Jackson Dr. Jerry & Trudy Jacobson Christy & Tommy Jameson Diana & Jay Jeffrey Kathryn & Cameron Trahan Jones Phyllis Jones Mary Bray Kelley & Bray Sheet Metal Ruth & Phillip Kaplan Doris & Mark Krain Mr & Mrs. Robert Kain Marcel & Judith Karklins Dr. & Mrs. Frazier Kennedy Suzette Keyser Norma & Mike Kinard Hendrik Knipscheer Betty & Hubert Korbus Vicki & Tom Kovaleski Janis Kovalscik Judy & Tad Krug Stephanie & Steve Kyser Dr. & Mrs. John Laning Pam & Paul Latture Claire A. Leheny Lia Lent & Joe Fox Nancy J. Liggin Nancy & Milt Loftis Elaine & Rick Lowens Glenda Lovett Betty & Gus Ludwig Julie Lutz Michelle & Mark Mann Char & Norman Martin Anne & Timothy Martin Dona & Scott Martin Susanne Maxwell Margaret & Charles May Susan & Ronald May Anna McClung Ann & Jack McCollum Donna & K.K. McCormick Suzanne & Warren McCormick John David McCullough Elizabeth & Wendell McCune Carolyn & George McLeod Evelyn McKenna Bob & Mary Ann McKuin Pat & Richard McPheters J. Patrick Stair & Julie McSpadden Barbara Melton Becki Moore Jackie & David Moore Dr. J. Malcolm & Barbara Moore

Debora & Peter Moschel Dana Moseley Gerri & Maurice Much Mary & Jack Mulkey Jackie Murphy Susannah Myers Charles Nabholz National Dunbar Horace Mann Alumni Association, Little Rock Chapter Freddie & Vic Nixon Debra Oliver Gina & Tim Orellano Cindy & Jerry O’Riley Georgann Ozment Myra & Ed Pace Mildred Franco & James Pascale Pat & Carrick Patterson Dr. Philip & Mrs. Janice Peters Lynn & Ronald Petti Gina Pharis Dr. Shirley J. Pine Jo Ann & Phil Plunkett Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Poole Jane & John Prather Kim & Bobby Pruitt Caroline & Joel Pugh II Gina Rafferty Jay E. Raphael Mary Lou & Terry Rasco Rebecca & John Rather Roman Ratycz Bob Razer Tracey & Joe David Rice Gail & Fred Roberson Louise & Andre Rollefson Gala Rose Nancy & Steve Rousseau Nancy & Dwayne Ruggles Dawn Russell Charles & Ann Rye Barbara Samuels Susan Marie & Johnny Sanders Cathy & Lou Sanders George Schaefer Toni & Charles Schaffner Angela & Frank Sewall Carol Silverstrom Carol & John Simons Marlyn & Buster Simpson Kent Skinner Mr. & Mrs. John G. Slater Rebecca & Gary Smith Janie & James Smith Mary V. Smith Georgiana & Lee Soderberg Stephen Stair Caroline Stevenson Trip Strauss Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Strawn III Mr. & Mrs. William Stuart Mary Ann Taft Dr. Fred J. & Janice Taylor Debbie & James Michael Teague Dr. & Mrs. Stanley Teeter Patricia & Paul Thessing Billie Thomas Kathryn Thrailkill


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Cast Member (Gifts of $75 - $249) cont’d Julie & John Truemper Tom & Linda Tyler Anne & Charles Vermont Mr. & Mrs. James R. Wallace Allan Ward Nate Watson Judy & James Wear Dale & Roger Webb Wendy Wells Brock Whisenhunt Jacqui & Doyle Whitehead Meredith & Gene Wilbourn Terrie & Kenny Wilkerson Patricia Williams

Craig Wilson Rebecca Wilson Hardy Winburn Barbara & George Wise Sherry & Donald Wold George Wolff Carol & Jim Woolly Woodland’s Pharmacy Betty & Thomas Wortham Joe & Jean Zehler Rosalyn Zeigler Lang Zimmerman Rhonie & Dennis Zymboly

Honorariums & Memorials In Honor of Nicole Capri Katherine Melhorn In Honor of Lili Condon Mockie & Raymond Abramson In Honor of Nancy Dickins Ann Lewis In Honor of Joel & Mari Dysert Jim & Della Reimers In Honor of Marley Gibbons Tom Gibbons In Honor of Catherine Hughes’ Birthday Katherine Melhorn In Honor of Bob Hupp Peyton Bishop In Honor of Maddie Lentz Horst & Maria Lentz In Honor of Ann Lewis Nancy Dickins In Honor of Aubrey Nixon Caroline Beauchamp Freddie & Vic Nixon In Honor of Bob Hupp & The Rep Staff Patti & Charlie Coleman In Honor of The Rep’s Box Office Staff Michael Watts & Fran Henderson In Honor of The Rep’s Board & Staff Aubrey Nixon In Honor of DK Robinson Sally & Keith Riggs In Honor of Nan Selz Nikki & Paul Parnell In Honor of Lily Shoffner Wendy & John Shoffner In Honor of Eric Clay Thomason Bonnie K. Davis In Honor of Caraline Vaughn & Matthew Vaughn Gala Rose


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In Honor of Sue & Finley Vinson Nancy & Biff Vinson In Honor of Lauren, Katherine and Andrew Wise for The Rep’s Arts in Education Program Renee & James Wise In Memory of Eleanor Butera Big Rock AARP 1516 In Memory of Aaron Storer Condon Mockie & Raymond Abramson Arkansas Repertory Theatre Jill & Robert Bloom Barbara & Steve Bonds Cindy & T.J. Boyle Anne Bradford Mourning Crata Castleberry Patti & Charlie Coleman Emily & Daniel Heard Jan & Randal Hundley Clea Bunch & Bob Hupp Jerry & Cam Gramaglia Gerald Koonce Caroline Miles Scott Morris Aubrey Nixon Brooke Perry Sally & Bill Rector Rose Law Firm Susie & Brian Rosenthal Patrick Sassoon Fred Tedesco Betty & Jim Guy Tucker Christy Carpenter & Robert Walden Jan & Paul Zelnick In Memory of Alex Hugg Marci & Robert Hall In Memory of Joe Krenz AR Association of Insurance Co. Arkansas Repertory Theatre Barbara Garber Ben & Janet Hyneman Hal & Pam Hyneman Mary Beth & Paul Jacovelli Sue Roller Jenkins & Lynn Jenkins Elaine & Rick Lowens Lisa Sachs Selected Funeral and Life Insurance Company Southern Pioneer Property & Casualty Company Mark, Shannon & Benjamin Williams NEWTON

In Memory of Her Grandfather Jaina Beard

For a complete list of our REPrise Capital Campaign donors, please visit our website at www.therep.org.

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Saints & Sinners on the Silver Screen

Saturday, February 2, 2013 n 6 pm Wally Allen BallRoom • StateHouse Convention Center

Jan and Randal Hundley, Chairs Call Bethany Hilkert (501) 378-0405, ext. 203 to purchase tickets and tables.

Thank you, Bylites, for your support of The Rep’s 37th Season.


ArtWorks X X V: April 13, 2013

Arkansas Repertory Theatre’s ArtWorks program provides gallery space to local artists throughout our season, with proceeds from sales going directly to artists. Artwork is donated to our annual ArtWorks auction, with proceeds supporting The Rep’s continuing artistic and educational work.

Contributing Artists, exhibiting throughout 2012-2013: Henry V Chris Barrier Joe Bennett Daniel W. Bright Ross Burnham Mindole` Clark Jennie Cooper Rene Hein Rita Henry Debby Hinson John Honey Sandra Marson Herb Sanderson John Watson Brian Wolf White Christmas Sandy Barksdale Bill Barksdale Rae Ann Bayless David Bell Lynn Bell Mrs. Richard Calaway Debie Deaton Gerald Delavan Cynthia Kresse Elaine Luber Bill MaGee Susan Plunkett Deborah Poe Sondra Seaton Mary Ann Stafford Boots Barnett Warrick Gee’s Bend Melverue Abraham Rex Deloney Karlyn Holloway

Julie Holt Judy Mangum Johnson Stephanie Leber Arlette Miller Cindy Momchilov Mary Morgan Marion Rice Jenell Richards Liz Smith Lori Weeks Treasure Island Sheila Castain Caren Garner Jann Greenland Lisa Funderburg James Hayes Judy Shantz Honey Barbara House Carole Katchen Alice McCallum Sarah E. Merkle Barbara Middleton Sandra Newberg Sam Pettit Carol M. Skill Marty Ann Smith Millie Steveken Death of a Salesman Jane Ellen Boehm Christina Gladney B. Jeannie Fry Susan Hurst Ludwil “Koz” Kozlowski, M.D. Mary Laurie

Cathy W. Lauro Gerri Much Linda Pruitt Celia Storey Molly Rector Lisa Rowland Jessica Westermeyer Diane W. Ziemski Avenue Q Gertrude Tara-Casciano Jodi Eaton Louise Harris Amy Hill Imler Mark Johnson Misti Kenison Laura Brainard Raborn Charlotte Rierson Elgenia Ross Mary Shelton Scotty Shively Cathy Slater Alese Stroud Bob Williams Additional Contributors Liz Blood Joseph Falasco Nicola Ginzel Reita Walker Miller Sarah Noebels Bill Rector Peggy Roberson Nancy Wilson Valerie Wingert


The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance is proud to announce a significant partnership with the Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Undergraduate majors at UALR are afforded opportunities to see and participate in professional theatre, to earn internships, and to develop a hands-on understanding of the regional theatre movement in America.

Thank you, Stageworks, for your support of The Rep’s 37th Season.


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S peci a l T h a n k s The support and generosity of these businesses and individuals helped make the production of Gee’s Bend Possible. David Covill Denver Center Theatre Company—Robin Payne

The Design Group Dr. Daniel C. Dillard Downtown Athletic Club Oak Forest Cleaners

Wigs for Part 3 provided by Martha Ruskai

And thanks to all the wonderful volunteers for The Rep!

A r k a nsa s R eper tory T h e at r e Arkansas Repertory Theatre exists to produce a diverse body of theatrical work of the highest artistic standards. With a focus on dramatic storytelling that illuminates the human journey, The Rep entertains, engages and enriches local and regional audiences of all ages and back­grounds. Founded in 1976, Arkansas Repertory Theatre is the state’s largest nonprofit professional theatre company. A member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT D) and a con­ stituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for non-profit theatres, The Rep has produced more than 280 productions, including 40 world premieres, in its historic building in downtown Little Rock. Producing Artistic Director Robert Hupp leads a resident staff of designers, technicians and administrators in the creation of six to eight productions for an annual audience in excess of 70,000 for Main­ Stage and SecondStage productions, educa­tional programming and touring. The Rep produces works that range from contemporary comedies and dramas to world premieres and the classics of dramatic literature. For more information, visit www.therep.org. The Rep’s programs and facilities are accessible to disabled patrons. For wheelchair seating and tours of the facility, please contact the Box Office in advance at 501.378.0405.

Assisted listening devices available. Ask the House Manager for assistance.

No cameras or recording devices are allowed in the theatre.

Please turn off all cell phones and timepiece alarms or check them with the House Manager.

Restrooms are located on the First Floor and on the Second Mezzanine level.

Concessions are served in the Main Lobby and in Foster’s at The Rep on the First Mezzanine level.

Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager. Seating is not guaranteed.

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