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4 | betweenus Here we are...together. All over the world right around this time of year, thousands of people will once again watch a certain despicable miser transform into a “merry as a schoolboy, drunk with laughter” pillar of the community. We never get tired of this story. The book was published 176 years ago. Dickens was responding very specifically to the social evils of the time. Most notably, he was reacting to a particularly devastating report on child labor. The Victorian poor, from whence these working children came, were often viewed as too lazy to rise out of their situations. Dickens intended to write an informative pamphlet but instead penned a fictional story with a stony hearted businessman at its core. It is 176 years later and the world is not bereft of social evils. We still strive to combat all that challenges the safety and security of our children and the complexity of our lives can seem overwhelming. The work’s ability to affect the world’s ills did not escape Lord Jeffrey of the Edinburgh Review, and a contemporary of Dickens who wrote of A Christmas Carol: “Blessings on your kind heart … you may be sure you have done more good by this little publication, fostered more kindly feelings, and prompted more positive acts of beneficence, than can be traced to all the pulpits and confessionals in Christendom.” The notion that kindness is a valid and valuable commodity is one that demands reinforcement in my opinion, and no work achieves that better than this ever timely Christmas fable. As this story is about opening hearts and drawing people together, just as this season at its best is meant to do, I am particularly grateful for the opportunity to again direct this beautiful production, back home on the gorgeous Coca-Cola stage, girded by the always spectacular team of Alliance artists and staff. So, here we are folks, together … again or maybe for the first time, but either way, welcome … and blessings on your kind hearts this holiday season and throughout the New Year and the years to come!

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A PRESENT TO THE CITY Actor Bart Hansard shares how Scrooge’s redemption story compels audiences and actors to return year after year STORY BY

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hen Atlanta theatregoers attend the Alliance’s A Christmas Carol, they usually aren’t coming to discover this holiday piece for the first time, or to find out who in the world Ebenezer Scrooge could be. You would need no spoiler alert to tell them, as Dickens himself does to open the story, “Marley was dead to begin with.” Audiences come to see a well-crafted story that has been told and retold for over 150 years. They set out to see a ghost story, of all things, written by one of the great Debbie Downers in British literature, as part of a celebration of the holidays. Who would have pegged Dickens to write a cornerstone of the annual season of “comfort and joy”? “It’s interesting that they all celebrate what’s essentially a ghost story, following the British tradition of ghost stories at Christmastime,” observes actor Bart Hansard, a veteran of the Atlanta stage, who is appearing in his 19th season of A Christmas Carol. “When I started working on this 19 years ago,” shares Hansard, “I started trying to see as many different variations of A Christmas Carol as possible. I mean, Mr. Magoo, Mickey Mouse, the Muppets, the old Reginald Owens one, George C. Scott, Patrick Stewart, Albert Finney in the musical, and then there’s the Bill Murray Scrooged.” Along with the many film iterations, Hansard observes that locally, Atlanta’s holiday season is filled with A Christmas Carol productions ranging from the strictly-Dickens adaptation here at the Alliance to improv-based and whimsical tellings elsewhere. “It’s evidence of how popular the story itself is, because the city can support that many variations,” says Hansard. “Audiences know the ending, and yet they all come to see it. There are


8 | encore very few stories that audiences know the ending to that they repeatedly come back to, you know?” Not only do audience members return year after year, but many cast members make a personal tradition of appearing in it annually.

 ctors Tess Malis A Kincaid (Christmas Past) and Shelli Delgado (Mrs. Cratchit) on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s A Christmas Carol. Photo by A’riel Tinter.

“I’m not even the longest member! Chris Kayser played Scrooge for 16 years, but he was in the show for about 22 years and was different characters. Neal Ghant, who’s playing Bob Cratchit, has got me beat consecutively because he’s been in the show probably at least 23 or 24 seasons.” With recurring cast members who return year after year, Hansard says just being in the show has the familial feel of a holiday gathering. “We all know each other. We’ve done other shows or seen each other at film and TV things too,” he says, adding that even new cast members slide right into the family. “There is this saying that there are only 50 people who work in theatre, and you’ve worked with all of them. We’re the ‘usual suspects.’ For us, it is like a family reunion, and honestly we end up spending more time with each other than with our own families over the holidays.” Hansard says on a practical level, A Christmas Carol serves the Alliance and its patrons all year round.

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“In many ways, too, it’s helping to really keep the theatre going. It’s a huge chunk of the operating capital. So when they’re bringing in new productions, I feel good that we help to fund some of these like Becoming Nancy. In a way, we’re sort of giving a present throughout the year. [Director] Rosemary Newcott really feels like it’s a Christmas present to the city, which is a great way of looking at it.” Year after year, there is something about Scrooge’s multifaceted story that audiences and actors connect with on a deep level. At the heart of it, the redemption story that Dickens created seems to hold universal appeal. “Audiences all come because they want to see Scrooge be reborn, redeemed,” Hansard pinpoints. “You can all look at Marley and say, ‘That’s not me,’ and I think it makes us feel a bit better. Then you look at Scrooge going, ‘I can relate,’ because everyone can relate a bit to the idea of ‘being a Scrooge.’ We think, ‘I’m not that bad, and if he can be redeemed, I can be redeemed.’” If the “squeezing, wrenching, grasping, clutching, covetous old sinner” Scrooge can turn into “as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew,” then anyone can change. And, year after year, that kind of hope is irresistible.

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is name alone is synonymous with a bad attitude. He is one of the most famous fictional characters of all time. His transformation into a more caring person is no secret to anybody in the Englishspeaking world, but it still manages to be a moving and universal story of redemption. Next to warm and jovial characters like Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer, how did the cold and miserly

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Ebenezer Scrooge become one of the instantly recognizable icons of the Christmas season?

“The cold within him

The answer is simple: exposure. Audiences have been treated to theatrical adaptations of A Christmas Carol since 1844, just one year after the novella’s publication. By the end of the 19th century, performances of the story had declined, until John Copeland Buckstone adapted Carol for London’s Vaudeville Theatre in October 1901. This new version, simply titled Scrooge, was a smashing success, and established Seymour Hicks as the quintessential Scrooge of the era. He would play the role thousands of times onstage and in two different film adaptations.

froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shriveled his cheek,

In the century since Hicks first defined the role, hundreds of actors have tried their hand at the old miser. Whether in straightforward adaptations of Carol or in more offbeat interpretations across film, television, theatre, and radio, the staggering rollcall of Scrooges over the years includes F. Murray Abraham, Lionel Barrymore, Michael Caine, Simon Callow, John Carradine, Jim Carrey, Tim Curry, Albert Finney, Kelsey Grammer, Alec Guinness, Frank Langella, Susan Lucci, Mister Magoo, Fredric March, Walter Matthau, Scrooge McDuck, Laurence Olivier, Guy Pearce, Basil Rathbone, Campbell Scott, George C. Scott, Alastair Sim, Patrick Stewart, Kathleen Turner, Bransby Williams, and Yosemite Sam. For Atlanta audiences, local actors Anthony Rodriguez at the Aurora Theatre and Drew Reeves at the Atlanta Shakespeare Company have performed the role for decades. Here at the Alliance, Chris Kayser holds the record for most performances in the role, having played Scrooge for sixteen years. In all 30 years the Alliance has

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stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice.”

—C  harles Dickens A Christmas Carol


14 | encore produced A Christmas Carol, here is the list of the men who have brought Scrooge to life. Roy Cooper (1990) Roger Forbes (1991) Tom Key (1992-1994) Terry Beaver (1995) Joel Collodner (1996) Chris Kayser (1997-2000) Kenny Leon (2001) Chris Kayser (2002-2013) David de Vries (2014-2019) When seeing a production of A Christmas Carol, half the fun comes from experiencing a new interpretation of a story we all deeply understand, and that excitement extends to Scrooge as well. It’s just as satisfying to watch the character transform into a warmer, friendlier person as it is to watch a great actor savor a great role. In that way, Scrooge is no different from Mama Rose, or Tevye, or Hamlet: he has become one of the iconic stage characters, and while several actors could reasonably claim to have delivered on the promise of the definitive performance, there will still be an endless line of great Scrooges yet to come, just waiting in the wings. For that, God bless us, everyone.

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We are excited to see the Alliance produce the quintessential holiday classic A Christmas Carol. A Christmas Carol truly reinvigorated the Holiday Season and created what we know as Christmas today. Only an institution as established and storied as the Alliance Theatre could do this play justice, and we can’t wait to see the results. The themes within A Christmas Carol such as compassion, families, and memories tie directly to The Art Place’s Holiday events. We host an annual Empty Bowl Brunch December 15th. Our pottery program throws and paints over 300 bowls to sell at the event, and fill with soups. All proceeds of the event go to support the local YMCA’s efforts to provide children on free or reduced lunch food during school breaks. We believe that breaking bread together is an important tool to build the community. Our fundraising efforts help an additional 5,000 lunches get served! We have many events happening this holiday season. For more information check out artplacemarietta.org


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22 | programnotes CAST KARAH ADAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tiny Tim CHRISTY BAGGETT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble, U/S Peg * KYLIE BROWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belle/Ensemble, U/S Christmas Past * LOWREY BROWN . . . . . . . . . . Young Scrooge/Ensemble, U/S Fred/Ensemble * TERRY BURRELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Fezziwig/Mrs. Dilber/Ensemble LENA CASTRO . . . . . . . . . . Belinda Cratchit/Ensemble, U/S Melinda Cratchit * DAVID DE VRIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ebenezer Scrooge * SHELLI DELGADO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble BELLA FRAKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Melinda Cratchit/Ensemble, U/S Want/Ignorance/Belinda Cratchit ELIJAH GHANT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wyatt Cratchit/Schoolboy #2/ Turkey Lad/Ensemble, U/S Daniel Cratchit * THOMAS NEAL ANTWON GHANT . . . Bob Cratchit, U/S Jacob Marley/Ensemble * BART HANSARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Fezziwig/Christmas Present/Ensemble * MARCUS HOPKINS-TURNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Topper/Ensemble, U/S Mr. Fezziwig/Christmas Present * TESS MALIS KINCAID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christmas Past/Peg/Ensemble * CHRISTIAN MAGBY . . . . . . Dick Wilkins/Ensemble, U/S Bob Cratchit/Ensemble GRANT MARTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Cratchit/Schoolboy #1/ Ignorance/Ensemble, U/S Wyatt Cratchit * DANIEL THOMAS MAY . . . . . . . . . . . Fred/Ensemble, U/S Ebenezer Scrooge * ERIC MENDENHALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacob Marley/Ensemble AVERY MICHAEL . . . . . . . . Josephine Cratchit/Watkins Child/Want/Ensemble, U/S Tiny Tim MATTHEW MORRIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble GEORGE ROBERTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Cratchit/Ensemble DANIELA SANTIAGO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fan/Martha/Ensemble * LAURIE WILLIAMSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bess/Ensemble, U/S Mrs. Cratchit UNDERSTUDIES HANNAH CHURCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bess/Fan/Martha/Belle/Ensemble JARIUS CLIETT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Cratchit/Dick WIlkins/Ensemble BRITTANI MINNIEWEATHER . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Dilber/Mrs. Fezziwig/Ensemble JD MYERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Young Scrooge/Ensemble STAGE MANAGEMENT * LIZ CAMPBELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager * AMY RADEBAUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager AMANDA PEREZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Production Assistant KATE WALSH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Young Performer Supervisor MADELEINE LAWSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . Young Performer Supervisor Backup PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANCE ELISA CARLSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dialect Coach STEVEN LOVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Lighting Designer JEN MACQUEEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Movement Consultant

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FOR THIS PRODUCTION PATRICIA FULLER, MARY CRUZ TORRES, NIKI TRAXLER, RODNEY WILLIAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe GABBY IDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lead Followspot Operator STEVE JORDAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lighting Programmer CHANDLER LAKIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Followspot Operator KATE LUCIBELLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crew Chief EMMA MOULEDOUX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Mixer VICTOR MOULEDOUX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Automation Stagehand WILLIE PARKS, BRYAN PEREZ, JIMMY SCHLACHTER . . . . Flymen/Stagehands HAYLEE SCOTT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Properties Stagehand BEN STRICKLAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fog Technician MUSICIANS MICHAEL FAUSS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Player/Conductor DIEDRE HENSON AGUSTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harp BUTCH SIEVERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Percussion

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24 | programnotes KARAH ADAMS (Tiny Tim) Alliance Theatre Debut! Oliver (Atlanta Lyric Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Theatre Buford), The Wizard of Oz (Gainesville Theatre Alliance), Junie B. Jones Jr., Beauty and The Beast Jr., Annie Jr. (Play On Players), How We Met (Acting Out Studios), Getty Christmas (Fox Theatre). Karah was recently selected as an ALL-STAR in Atlanta’s Junior Theatre Festival for her role as Junie B. Jones in Junie B. Jones Jr. She is a homeschool student, enjoys singing and acting, playing ukulele and piano, loves service projects, and likes smiling. She thanks her parents and siblings for encouragement. IG @karahelyn CHRISTY BAGGETT (Ensemble, U/S Peg) is overjoyed to be returning to A Christmas Carol! Other Alliance credits: Honk!. Favorite Atlanta credits: The Light in the Piazza, A Little Princess, Big River, Godspell (Theatrical Outfit); War Paint, Singin’ in the Rain, Ragtime, Hairspray, The Will Rogers Follies, (The Lyric); John & Jen, Ordinary Days (Serenbe Playhouse). Christy has also appeared in productions with Horizon Theatre, Theater Emory, Actor’s Express, Aurora Theatre, Legacy Theatre, Stage Door Players, Synchronicity, ART Station, Theater of the Stars, Springer Opera House and G-4 Productions. Love and thanks to Chris, Virginia, family and friends. Enjoy the show! KYLIE BROWN (Belle/ Ensemble, U/S Christmas Past) is thrilled to return to the Alliance for her fourth

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Christmas. Alliance credits: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (and national tour), Einstein is a Dummy, The Guardsman. Atlanta credits: An Octoroon, Falsettos, Little Shop of Horrors, Suzi Award-winning Spring Awakening, See What I Wanna See (Actors Express), Ghost (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), Detroit (Horizon Theatre), HAIR (Serenbe Playhouse), The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown (Aurora Theatre). NYC: Bull Durham (lab at Lincoln Center). TV/Film: The Unwanted, “Deadwood.” Kylie is a certified neuromuscular therapist, and a registered yoga teacher. Peace on Earth, good will to all. LOWREY BROWN (Young Scrooge/ Ensemble, U/S Fred/ Ensemble) is thrilled to be back for another season of A Christmas Carol and hopes the story warms your heart this Christmas. He thanks his family and loving wife, Lyndsay. Enjoy the show! Other regional credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Phoebus), Company (Robert), Les Miserables (Enjolras), A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge) and Edward Foote (Mr. Nevins). TV: “Vampire Diaries” (CW), “Turn” (AMC), “Halt and Catch Fire” (AMC), “Too Close to Home” (TLC), “Drop Dead Diva” (Lifetime) and “Revolution” (NBC). TERRY BURRELL (Mrs. Fezziwig/Mrs. Dilber/ Ensemble) is always thrilled to be onstage at the Alliance Theatre. Alliance credits: Ethel, A Christmas Carol, Jar the Floor, Women of Brewster Place, Hospice + Pointing at


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The Moon, Cinderella and Fella, Candide, Ever After, Angry Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous. Other Atlanta credits: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Brownie Points (Theatrical Outfit), Crowns, Black Nativity (Southwest Arts), Da Kink In My Hair (Horizon), The Roommate (Aurora). Broadway: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Three Penny Opera, Swinging on a Star, Into the Woods, Honky Tonk Nights, Dreamgirls, Eubie. Off-Broadway: Almost Heaven (Promenade), The World Goes Round (West Side Arts). Other credits: Newsies, The Wiz (Sacramento Music Circus), Oklahoma! (Goodspeed), Thunder Knocking at the Door (Cincinnati Playhouse), Mahalia (Cleveland Playhouse), Showboat (London), Copacabana (Pittsburgh Civic). Dedicated to the memories of Jim and Sybil Burrell and Janet Moses. LENA CASTRO (Belinda Cratchit/Ensemble, U/S Melinda Cratchit) is grateful to be joining the Alliance Theatre in this year’s production of A Christmas Carol. Recent credits include Madeline’s Christmas (Horizon Theatre); she has also participated in Alliance Theatre workshops and the Atlanta Children’s Theatre. In addition to acting, Lena enjoys advanced chorus at Mary Lin Elementary and has participated in the Statewide Honors Chorus. She is proficient in piano and cello having received an achievement award for piano from the Decatur Music Teachers Association. Lena appreciates all the love and support of her family and friends.

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DAVID DE VRIES (Ebenezer Scrooge) Broadway: Beauty and the Beast. National Tours: B&B, Wicked. Regional: TOTS-The Producers. Alliance credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Carapace, Sleuth, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Shrek, Arcadia, The Sisters Rosensweig, Dancing At Lughnasa, Laughing Wild, Shadowlands, Spinning Into Butter, Glengarry Glen Ross. Film: Richard Jewell, Hillbilly Elegy, The Founder, The Accountant, Kill The Messenger. TV: “Living The Dream,” “Henrietta Lacks,” “House of Cards,” “Christmas in Homestead,” “Killing Reagan,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Nashville.” Audiobooks: over 175 narrations including works by Norman Mailer, G.W.F. Hegel and Joseph Campbell. Director: Knead; Pancakes, Pancakes!, (Alliance); I’m Not Rappaport (Aurora); Smart People (True Colors); Red (Theatrical Outfit). www.daviddevries.net. SHELLI DELGADO (Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble) is thrilled for her 6th year with A Christmas Carol. Other Alliance credits include Max Makes a Million, Tiger Style! and TVY shows Little Raindrop Songs and Dinosaur!. Regional: A Doll’s House Part 2, The Crucible*, RENT (Actor’s Express, *Suzi Bass Award for Featured Actress), Hamlet (Atlanta Shakespeare Company), Much Ado About Nothing (Warehouse Theatre), Into the Woods, Don’t Dress for Dinner, 4000 Miles, Les Misérables (Aurora Theatre), Sense & Sensibility (Synchronicity Theatre), Grease, Miss Saigon (Serenbe). TV: “The Vampire Diaries.” Up Next: Curious Incident of


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awards as best featured actor and best actor for his role in Race. Happy holidays to all!

BELLA FRAKER (Melinda Cratchit/ Ensemble, U/S Want/ Ignorance/Belinda Cratchit) is beyond ecstatic to return to the Alliance Theatre! She was in A Christmas Carol in 2013, 2014, and 2015. She then went on to How the Grinch Stole Christmas (National Tour) and two years with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock (National Tour). Giving much love and thanks to God and family for all the support. Happy Holidays! Follow her on Instagram @official_bellafraker.

BART HANSARD (Mr. Fezziwig/Christmas Present/Ensemble) is chuffed to be doing his 19th run at A Christmas Carol. Recent credits include Capt Brackett in South Pacific and Admiral Boom in Mary Poppins at City Springs, Frank in Native Gardens at the Aurora, and Pozzo in Waiting for Godot at 7 Stages. He also pops up in film and television, so look for him in Best of Enemies and The Front Runner. Also look for him in “Good Eats: Reloaded.” He has an M.F.A. from Wayne State University’s Hilberry Repertory Theatre. Much love and gratitude to his friends and family. As Fezziwig says, “Make do with the gifts you have.”

ELIJAH GHANT (Wyatt Cratchit/Schoolboy #2/ Turkey Lad/Ensemble, U/S Daniel Cratchit) is overjoyed to return to the Coca-Cola Stage in one of the hallmark shows of the Atlanta season. He’s always wanted to do theater and hopes this sets him on the path to accomplishing his goals in theater, where he intends to be an asset to the community and have a blast doing it. THOMAS NEAL ANTWON GHANT (Bob Cratchit, U/S Jacob Marley/Ensemble) is excited to once again join the Alliance for another wonderful year of A Christmas Carol. Alliance credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Native Guard, Glengarry Glen Ross and Shakespeare’s R&J. Other regional credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Our Town and One Man, Two Guvnors. Neal received Suzi Bass

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MARCUS HOPKINSTURNER (Topper/ Ensemble, U/S Mr. Fezziwig/Christmas Present) is an Atlanta native and Morehouse College graduate. Regional Credits: Prince of Egypt (Tuacahn). Atlanta Credits: Julius Caesar (The Shakespeare Tavern), Tarzan the Musical (Atlanta Lyric Theatre), Once on this Island (GET), I’m Not Rappaport (Aurora Theatre), Father Comes Home (Actors Express), 1776 (The Legacy Theatre). He is excited to be making his Alliance debut. TESS MALIS KINCAID (Christmas Past/Peg/ Ensemble) is happy to be back at the Alliance where her credits have included Shakespeare in Love; One


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Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; August: Osage County; Broke; and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Recent credits: The Pitmen Painters (Theatrical Outfit); Doll’s House Part 2 (Actor’s Express/Aurora Theatre); Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Springer Opera House). Regional: Arena Stage, Marin Theatre, NC Shakespeare, People’s Light. She is a three-time Suzi Bass Award recipient for Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role. TV/Film: “Ozark,” “Bluff City Law,” “Homeland,” “Greenleaf,” “The Have and Have Nots,” “The Gifted,” “Dead Silent,” The Mule. Love always to Mark and B. For David. CHRISTIAN MAGBY (Dick Wilkins/Ensemble, U/S Bob Cratchit, Ensemble) is excited to be back at the Alliance, where he was last seen in Candide! Recent theatre credits: Hairspray (City Springs Theatre Company), Freaky Friday, Blackberry Daze (Horizon Theatre Company), Once on This Island, (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), In the Heights (Aurora Theatre & Theatrical Outfit), and many more. TV/ Film: currently recurring on the TV show “Legacies” (CW). Christian has also composed and music directed several musicals in Atlanta as well as throughout the country. Co-creator of the hit musical Mother of God (AMTF selection). SCAD Grad, YEA Alum. “To God Be the Glory.” christianmagby.com GRANT MARTIN (Daniel Cratchit/Schoolboy #1/ Ignorance/Ensemble, U/S Wyatt Cratchit) is thrilled to make his professional acting debut at the Alliance. Favorite credits include Aladdin Jr. (MSGA Drama) which was

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awarded Best Production at JTF 2019, Once On This Island Jr. (MMS ComPAny), and Shrek Jr. (Due West Center for the Arts). This spring, Grant can be seen as Michael in Mary Poppins Jr. (Due West Center for the Arts). Much love to family, friends, and teachers for believing in me! DANIEL THOMAS MAY (Fred/Ensemble, U/S Ebenezer Scrooge) is a native of Atlanta, where he successfully juggles performances in film and television, on stage, and audiobook narration. A professional stage actor for more than 25 years with credits at the Alliance, Marin Theatre Company, Georgia Shakespeare, Chicago Shakespeare, Actor’s Express, and Synchronicity Theatre, Daniel is now most often recognized as Allen on “The Walking Dead.” His work in film and television includes appearances on “Nashville,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Being Mary Jane,” Killing Reagan, “Vampire Diaries” and others. Daniel has over 200 credits in audiobook narration, including his Audie Award-nominated performance for CJ Cherryh’s ongoing Foreigner science fiction series. ERIC MENDENHALL (Jacob Marley/ Ensemble) A Christmas Carol debut. The Temple Bombing, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest - Suzi Bass Award for Best Supporting Actor (Alliance Theatre), Proof (True Colors), Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project (Synchronicity Theatre), Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Georgia Shakespeare). Regional: Florida Repertory Theatre, Florida Stage,


28 | programnotes Hippodrome State Theatre, NC Shakespeare. Film/TV: “Black Lightning,” “Ozark,” “Revolution,” What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Lawless, “The Walking Dead,” ”American Soul,” and “Satisfaction” among others. Look for him in Clint Eastwood’s upcoming film Richard Jewell and also Julie Taymor’s The Glorias. Follow @ericmendenhall. AVERY MICHAEL (Josephine Cratchit/ Watkins Child/Want/ Ensemble, U/S Tiny Tim) is so excited to be back in A Christmas Carol. Recent credits include Piglet U/S in Winnie the Pooh (Alliance Theatre), Falstaff’s Page in Henry IV, Part 2 and Young York in The Tragedy of Richard III (Atlanta Shakespeare Company), and Esther Jane in A Christmas Story (OnStage Atlanta; Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Award nomination). Avery is represented by J Pervis Talent Agency. Love and thanks to my family! MATTHEW MORRIS (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Alliance debut. Atlanta credits include Singin in the Rain, Aida, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, Full Monty (Atlanta Lyric Theatre), Mamma Mia, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Memphis, Hands on a Hardbody, Les Mis (Aurora Theatre), Parade, The Thing About Men (Wallace Buice Theatre Company), Hunchback, Memphis (Theatrical Outfit). Much love to his talented and wonderful wife Jenna. Job 8:7

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GEORGE ROBERTS (Peter Cratchit/ Ensemble) is thrilled to return for the second time in A Christmas Carol at the Alliance! Credits: Hairspray (City Springs Theatre); Nick’s Flamingo Grill (Alliance Theatre); Aida (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Smokey Joe’s Café (Stage Door Players); The Color Purple (La Comedia Dinner Theatre); Hairspray (Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre). Elon University – B.F.A. Music Theatre. Infinite love and gratitude to GOD, Mom & Dad, Akilah, Samira, grandparents, extended family and friends. “Dream, Believe, Live!” #LoveisLove DANIELA SANTIAGO (Fan/Martha/Ensemble) is thrilled to make her regional debut with the Alliance. After three and a half years with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, she will receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting from Brenau University this December. Daniela would like to thank the faculty at GTA, her friends, and her family for supporting her and her art. Most notable recent credits: Sherwood in Robin Hood (Missoula Children’s Theatre), William Dunn in Men on Boats, Tess in Crazy for You, and Mandarin Duck in Ugly Duckling (Gainesville Theatre Alliance). @daniela_santiago LAURIE WILLIAMSON (Bess/Ensemble, U/S Mrs. Cratchit) performed in Horizon Theatre’s ’Da Kink in My Hair (Novelette). Theater: Sophisticated Ladies, Jelly’s Last Jam, Bel Canto. Broadway/tour: Singin’ in the Rain,


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King David, Ragtime, Wonderful Town, Whistle Down the Wind, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Phantom of the Opera, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Concert: Music of the Night. Concerts: Stockton Symphony; Night of 1000 Voices at London’s Royal Albert Hall; Baltimore Symphony, Bernstein Mass; Urban Arias, Photo Op; Holder’s Music Festival, Barbados; New York City Center Encores! Television: Judge Harold in “Drop Dead Diva,” Ms. Flood in “Meet the Browns,” Show Boat, South Pacific, commercials and voiceovers. Glory to God! HANNAH CHURCH (U/S Bess/Fan/Martha/Belle/ Ensemble) is an Atlanta-based actress and playwright who has worked at the Alliance, Aurora, Synchronicity, Horizon, Theatre Emory, Arís, and the Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival in her co-written musical The Yellow Wallpaper which is now part of the Reiser Lab here at the Alliance Theatre! International Tours: The Tower (Artspot Educational Theatre) performed in 10 countries on 4 continents. Film/TV: The Oval (Tyler Perry Studios). She would like to thank Jody, Rosemary, and Liz for their kindness and generosity. All my love to my fiancé JonBra and to friends and family! JARIUS CLIETT (U/S Peter Cratchit/Dick Wilkins/Ensemble) is an Atlanta native thrilled to be making his Alliance debut. His previous credits include Jekyll and Hyde, My Fair Lady (Atlanta Lyric Theatre), My Fair Lady, Carmen, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Glow

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Lyric Theater), La Traviata (The Atlanta Opera), Mac [Carnegie and Nick U/S] on the NOËL The Musical National Tour, Once on This Island (Theatre Covington). TV/Film: featured extra on What Men Want. The University of Alabama B.M. Voice Performance, Georgia State University M.M. Voice Performance. @jariuscliettperforms, jariuscliettperforms.com. Thank you to family and friends for the support and love. BRITTANI MINNIEWEATHER (U/S Mrs. Dilber/Mrs. Fezziwig/Ensemble) received her B.A. in Theatre from Wofford College. Her original show, Sunday’s at 4, recently received Best Play at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival this past October. Credits: Sweet Water Taste, Freaky Friday, Madeline’s Christmas (Horizon Theatre), Jump, Little Shop of Horrors (Actor’s Express), Secrets of a Soccer Mom (Stage Door Players), Sweat (The Warehouse Theatre), Sordid Lives (Out Front Theatre), Polkadots (The Legacy Theatre), For Colored Girls… (IA Playhouse), Legally Blonde (Charleston Stage), and Debbie Allen’s Brothers of the Knight (as Ms. Debbie Allen). Brittani thanks her hubby, mommie, and granny in heaven. Follow her: @britminnieweather JD MYERS (U/S Young Scrooge/Ensemble) is so excited to join this Christmas Carol family! Previous atlanta credits include Candide (Alliance Theatre), Jekyll and Hyde (Atlanta Lyric Theatre), South Pacific, Elf: the Musical (City Springs Theatre), 9 to 5: The Musical (Georgia Ensemble Theatre),


30 | programnotes Picnic (Stagedoor Players), and Grease (Serenbe Playhouse). Favorite regional credits include Fiddler on the Roof, Disney’s Newsies (Red Mountain Theatre), and Mamma Mia (Brian Clowdus Experiences). JD is an alumnus of the Serenbe Playhouse acting apprenticeship and Samford University musical theatre program. Love to his wildly supportive family. All Glory to God. ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theater as an essential component of our society. ROSEMARY NEWCOTT (Director) As the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families (retired), Rosemary has worked at the Alliance since 1988. Her directing credits include The Wizard of Oz, Paige in Full; The Jungle Book; Alice Between (premiere); A Christmas Carol; Cinderella and Fella (premiere); Slur (premiere); Waiting for Balloon (premiere); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Pearl Cleage’s Tell Me My Dream (premiere); Courage (premiere); Seussical; Class of 3000 Live! (premiere); Go Dog Go!; Einstein Is a Dummy (premiere); The Book of Ruth; The Hobbit; and many more. She directed the Alliance’s Palefsky Collision Project for its first 10 years and pioneered the Alliance’s innovative Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young. Favorite directing

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experiences nationally include Jason Invisible and Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical for the Kennedy Center, and Frida Libre for La Jolla Playhouse. Rosemary was named an Atlanta Lexus Leader of the Arts in December 2001 and also received a prestigious Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship. The Atlanta JournalConstitution named her the best director of the year in 2002 and, in 2005, she won the GTC Distinguished Career Award. She is a 2009 recipient of the Princess Grace Special Projects award and several Suzi Bass awards, including the 2010 Spirit of Suzi award and the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2019 she recieved the TYA/ USA Harold Oaks Award and the AATE Campton Bell Award for Lifetime Achievement. She has served on the boards of TYA/USA and Kennesaw State University’s theater department. Rosemary has degrees from Northwestern University and New Jersey City University. She is a member of AEA and SDC. Wishing all great clarity of heart and mind this holiday season and in the New Year to come. D MARTYN BOOKWALTER (Set Designer) designed the original production and is proud to have shared this 28-year Christmas Carol journey with David H. Bell and the Alliance Theatre. He has designed more than 500 productions for theaters across the country, including the award-winning Talley’s Folly at the Pasadena Playhouse for Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles; Like Jazz, QED (and the subsequent Lincoln Center Theater production); The Wood Demon; Hunting Cockroaches; Passion Play; Frankie & Johnnie in the Clair De Lune; A Perfect Wedding (inaugural production at the Kirk


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Douglas Theatre in Culver City, Calif.); and Barbara Cook’s Mostly Sondheim at the Ahmanson Theatre. He has designed for Geffen Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Playhouse Theatre in London, San Diego Rep, San Jose Rep, Pittsburgh CLO, Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the Colorado Festival of World Theatre. He was the art director of the Fox show “MADtv,” receiving eight consecutive Emmy nominations. Other awards include the 2001 Angstrom Lighting Lifetime Achievement Award from the L.A. Drama Critics Circle, four Drama Critics Circle awards and a Sarah Siddons Award for design excellence. MARIANN VERHEYEN (Costume Designer) has been designing for the Alliance since 1987, most recently for Good People and August: Osage County. Other Alliance shows: Avenue X (Suzi nomination); August Wilson Full Circle: Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf; Intimate Apparel (Suzi winner, 2005/06); Day of the Kings; Light Up the Sky. New York credits: Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan, Everybody’s Ruby (Audelco Award nomination), numerous off-Broadway productions and 10 years of commercial styling. Regionally, her work has been seen at Ford’s, Huntington and Studio Arena theaters; Missouri Rep; and the Chicago, Alabama, Oregon and Colorado Shakespeare festivals. She has designed costumes for Disney Cruise Lines, Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, SeaWorld San Antonio and Viking Cruise Lines. Mariann has received design awards in New York City, Chicago, Boston and Atlanta, and received distinguished achievement awards from her undergrad and high school alma maters. She leads the costume design

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program at Boston University College of Fine Arts’ School of Theater. DIANE FERRY WILLIAMS (Lighting Designer) as always, wishes to dedicate this production of A Christmas Carol to the memory of our dearly beloved friend, Pete Shinn; to his devoted wife, Rochelle; and to all their two-legged friends. Pete, and now his colleagues, along with many talented crew members have remounted this design for the past 18 years. Thanks to them for making the lighting look better and better with each passing year. CLAY BENNING (Sound Designer) has been the Resident Sound Designer at the Alliance Theatre for 19 years and has designed more than 100 productions for the Alliance, including 30 world premieres, 35 musicals, and 30 Theater for Young Audiences productions. Recent works include Candide, Wizard of Oz, Ride the Cyclone, and Max Make A Million. Other design work has included Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Theatrical Outfit, Geva Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, and the Georgia Aquarium. Awards: Seven Suzi Bass awards for outstanding sound design with 16 nominations. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (B.A.), North Carolina School of the Arts (M.F.A.) and a member of IATSE/USA829 and TSDCA. MICHAEL FAUSS (Music Director/ Conductor) Alliance Theatre: Jacques Brel; tick, tick ... BOOM!; A Christmas Carol; Chess; The Grapes of Wrath; Pacific Overtures; Little Me; The Robber Bridegroom; Oliver; The Music Man; Guys and Dolls; The King and


32 | programnotes I; Brigadoon; Cotton Patch Gospel; Falsettos; A Little Night Music; Candide; Peter Pan; Annie Get Your Gun; Forever Plaid; Once on This Island; An American Song; The Boys From Syracuse; Up on the Roof; Not Just Kidstuff, Hot Mikado. Broadway: Quilters, Peter Pan. Atlanta Lyric Theatre: Gypsy, Music Man, ... Forum, Smokey Joe’s Café, Evita, Man of La Mancha, Secret Garden, Twas the Night Before a Broadway Christmas. Theatrical Outfit: Sweet Sweet Auburn, Cotton Patch Gospel, Pump Boys and Dinettes. Regional: Falsettos, Quilters, Forever Plaid, Sweet and Hot in Harlem. Waterfront Playhouse of Key West, Fla.: Putnam County Spelling Bee, Urinetown, Reefer Madness, Naked Boys Singing, Musical of Musicals, The Full Monty, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Spamalot, The Producers, Avenue Q, Forever Plaid, Young Frankenstein the Musical. National tours: Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby; Heartstrings 1989; the world premieres of Casper, The Mask, Spider-Man, Dream Machine, England. Music director and conductor of 2012-2016 Shuler Hensley High School Musical Theater Awards. LIZ CAMPBELL (Stage Manager) is happy to be spending the holiday season with A Christmas Carol again this year. Recent Alliance credits: Max Makes a Million, The Wizard of Oz, Paige in Full; Winnie the Pooh; The Jungle Book; The Dancing Granny; Cinderella and Fella; Ugly Lies the Bone; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Tiger Style!; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical; James and the Giant Peach; Shrek; Charlotte’s Web. Local credits include: The World Goes Round, Million Dollar Quartet, Dreamgirls, Peter Pan,

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Monty Python’s Spamalot, Ragtime, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Book of Will, Dividing the Estate, It’s a Wonderful Life, Confederacy of Dunces and Big River (Theatrical Outfit). She has a B.F.A. in theater from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Love to Ali and Maggie. Thanks to Rosemary, Amy, and Amanda. Happy holidays to all! AMY RADEBAUGH (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to be returning to the Alliance Theatre for A Christmas Carol. Her last few credits at the Alliance include A Christmas Carol, Real Tweenagers of Atlanta, Ghost Brothers…, The Wizard of Oz. Other Atlanta credits include Stage Manager at the Atlanta Lyric Theatre (Singin’ In The Rain, Wedding Singer, Newsies, Always…Patsy Cline, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Peter Pan). Amy has spent the last seven summers as the Production Stage Manager and Company Manager for Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in Grand Lake, CO. Amy would like to thank her parents for all their continued love and support! SUSAN V. BOOTH (Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Palefsky Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab and commercial partnerships on such projects as The Prom; Tuck Everlasting; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk; and Jesus Christ Superstar


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GOSPEL. She has directed nationally at the Goodman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern, DePaul and Emory universities and is a past president of the board of directors for the Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field. Booth’s leadership is underwritten by the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle, an initiative to support and promote women’s theater leadership funded by the Pussycat Foundation. She is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal. MIKE SCHLEIFER (Managing Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2014 as general manager, and in 2016 became managing director. While at the Alliance, Schleifer has led the administrative team on more than 50 productions and was one of the architects of the “On the Road” season, in which the Alliance produced 12 shows at 12 venues. He is proud to have started the Alliance’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and to serve on the League of Resident Theatre’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. Previously, he spent 13 years at Baltimore’s Center Stage, working as associate producer, production manager and resident stage manager. While in Baltimore, he spent seven years as an adjunct faculty member at Towson University and guest lectured all over the East

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Coast. Schleifer began his career as a stage manager and has dozens of stage-management credits in New York and regionally. He is married to theater director and educator Laura Hackman and is the proud father of two boys, Jack and Ben. JODY FELDMAN (Producer/Casting Directing) began her theater career as an actress in Atlanta before moving into administration as the assistant general manager at Frank Wittow’s Academy Theatre. Feldman started her career at the Alliance as Casting Director in 1991, and added Producer to her title and responsibilities in 2001. She has cast and produced more than 200 productions at the Alliance, encompassing a range of world premieres that includes The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry, What I Learned in Paris by Pearl Cleage, Broke and Troubadour by Janece Shaffer, In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney and more than 10 years of Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition-winning plays plus such world and regional premiere musicals as Tuck Everlasting; Aida; The Color Purple; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring It On: The Musical; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; Harmony, A New Musical and The Prom. Jody is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and partnerships that recognize theatrical work as a catalyst for community conversation and connection.


34 | onstage&off In 1985 I watched 22 different productions of A Christmas Carol.

David H. Bell, Adaptor

I had been newly appointed as the Artistic Director of the historic Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C., and my first assignment was to find a replacement for the popular adaptation that had been playing at the theater for over a decade. I spent from the week before Thanksgiving until three days before Christmas in airports making the grand tour of what the season had to offer. At the end of my pilgrimage, I realized that I liked parts of all of them - but I ultimately, never felt moved by any of them. I had no place to go that Christmas (and I wasn’t sure I could endure another airport) so on December 22, in my apartment on the Upper West Side in New York City, I made a decision that has transformed my life; I started adapting the classic story myself. I was transformed by the material. Published in 1843, it was an immediate sensation and seemed to beg to be made into Theatre. In fact, there were almost a dozen stage adaptations of the work the very next year (most unauthorized) in London alone, and each of the productions seemed to highlight a different portion of the story. Some emphasized the harmony and grace of family, which, even in poverty provides safe haven from the “ills of the world”; some leaned into the Gothic thrill of ghosts haunting and leading a miser to rid himself of his selfishness; some focused on the social inequities of laws that create dank workhouses, debtors prisons, and enforced child labor; some productions embraced the story’s inherent “light”, while others explored the inherent “darkness” in the same story. Ultimately, all versions revelled in the tale of redemption, that allows each of us no matter how

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ill-deserving, an opportunity to reclaim our true selves and find that part of Christmas that makes all human beings a family. I remember writing the Cratchit dinner scene on Christmas Eve and shedding tears for a Christmas with family, alive in the details of Dickens’s brilliant nostalgic picture of a childhood he never had. Dickens’ father spent a lifetime in and out of debtors prisons - living a life of “feast or famine” excesses. In one of his turns of fortune, his father was sent to a debtor’s prison, and Charles Dickens himself had to bear the humiliation of being forced to quit school and go to work in a boot blacking factory. It was a degradation that haunted him for his entire life. Yet, in his fictional account of a Cratchit Christmas, Dickens is able to reconcile himself to a safer and happier Christmas than he was allowed to experience. Robert Benchley said of A Christmas Carol, “it’s not the sad parts that move me to tears, it is that parts that are so glad that they shut off your wind.” I wrote my original draft of the Spirit of Christmas Present’s entire journey with Scrooge on that Christmas day in 1985, and although alone, and working - I remember that Christmas as one of the happiest in my life. Ten days later I presented my version to Frankie Hewitt- the Ford’s Theatre producer.

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The Ford’s Theatre production ran for over 20 years and spawned a production in Pittsburgh (now in its 29th year), Long Beach, California; the famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and numerous smaller productions around the country. Since that Christmas in 1985, I have written six very different adaptations of the story. Twenty years ago I was asked by Kenny Leon to revise the script for the production at the Alliance Theatre; at the time, it was the third major revision that I had done to the piece, and I was interested in how I could make the production unique to the time and to Atlanta, and the result is the show you see tonight. When I sat in the audience last year and watched David de Vries embody the character with Rosemary Newcott’s luminous direction, I was transported, as I am every year, to a Christmas 35 years ago where I got to connect with the genius, humanity, conscience, and heart of Charles Dickens - and make a stab at sharing all of that with an audience.


36 | synopsis SYNOPSIS Ebenezer Scrooge doesn’t see the point of letting his employees have a day off for Christmas, not even kind Bob Cratchit, whose son Tiny Tim is very sick. Eventually, he is convinced and retires to his room to pass Christmas Eve as he usually does, alone. But this Christmas is different. He has visitors for a change, in the form of ghosts who are determined to teach him a lesson about how his actions affect others, and ultimately, his own fate.

GET SOCIAL Connect with us and other audience members on your Alliance experience. Share your comments and photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with hashtags #CarolATL and #AllianceTheatre. Plus, search your social media platforms with those hashtags for fun, behind-the-scenes photos from our cast, crew and creative team. alliancetheatre.org alliancetheatre alliancetheatre alliancetheatre

Do you appreciate live theatre, enjoy meeting new people and trying new things? If so, then get involved with one of the largest volunteer forces in the arts. The Alliance Theatre volunteer STARS program offers a wide range of opportunities, which includes advocating for live theatre, ushering for Alliance productions, participating in and staffing fundraising & hospitality events, and assisting Alliance staff members with daily office tasks. STARS is composed of three committees working together on fund-saving and fundraising projects to benefit the theatre. The three committees are the Theatre Advocates, the Theatre Educators, and the Theatre Ushers. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact ATushers@alliancetheatre.org.

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38 | encore ABOUT THE ALLIANCE THEATRE Now in its 51st season, the Alliance Theatre is the leading producing theater in the Southeast, reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually. Under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance received the Regional Theatre Tony AwardŽ for sustained excellence in programming, education, and community engagement. In January 2019, the Alliance opened its new, state-of-the-art performance space, The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre. Known for its high artistic standards and national role in creating significant theatrical works, the Alliance has premiered more than 116 productions including nine that have transferred to Broadway. The Alliance education department reaches 90,000 students annually through performances, classes, camps, and in-school initiatives designed to support teachers and enhance student learning. The Alliance Theatre values community, curiosity, collaboration, and excellence, and is dedicated to representing Atlanta’s diverse community with the stories we tell, the artists, staff, and leadership we employ, and audiences we serve. www.alliancetheatre.org. OUR MISSION To expand hearts and minds onstage and off. OUR VISION Making Atlanta more connected, curious, and compassionate through theatre and arts education.

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40 | boardofdirectors OFFICERS Chair Lila Hertz Vice Chair Jocelyn Hunter Immediate Past Chairs Anne Kaiser and Hala Moddelmog Secretary E. Kendrick Smith Treasurer Steve Chaddick LIFETIME DIRECTORS Rita Anderson Ken Bernhardt Frank Chew Ann Cramer Linda Davidson Laura Hardman* Hays Mershon Richard S. Myrick Helen Regenstein Bob Reiser Jane Shivers Sally G. Tomlinson Ben White DIRECTORS Kristin R. Adams James Anderson* Kenny Blank Terri Bonoff* Laura Brightwell Brittany Boals Moeller Megan Burton Peter Carter Jeffrey S. Cashdan Susan Catalfano Steve Chaddick* Miles Cook Leigh Ann Costley Fred Ehlers Reade Fahs Howard Feinsand* Andrea Freeman Bill Freitag* Richard Goerss* Kim Greene Pat Gunning Lila Hertz* Jocelyn Hunter*

Erika James Anne Kaiser* John Keller Andjela Kessler^ Lauren Kiefer* Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Alan McKnight Alan McKeon* Anne Meisner Dori Miller Hala Moddelmog* Phil Moïse* Maureen Morrison Allison O’Kelly Victoria Palefsky* Paul Pendergrass Scott Pioli Jamal Powell Helen Smith Price Asif Ramji Danielle Reardon Patty Reid Margaret Reiser* Matthew Richburg Maurice Rosenbaum* Steve Selig Doug Shipman^* Mark Silberman Bill Sleeper H. Bronson Smith E. Kendrick Smith* Karen Spiegel Chandra Stephens-Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker Rosemarie Thurston Benny Varzi* Rebekah Wasserman Glenn Weiss Cynthia Widner Wall Todd Zeldin ADVISORY BOARD Advisory Board Co-Chairs Laura Hardman* Phil Moïse* Alexander Acosta Andrew Agan Chris Ahrenkiel Kim Ajy Rene Alegria Charmaine Alexander Jonathan Arogeti

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Carrie Ashbee Farideh Azadi Kelli Bennett Kamau Bobb Jericho Brown Sarah Mercer Chatel Nisha Choksi Farah Clerveau Ezra Cohen Gail Crowder Tallia Deljou Jason Feldman Nathan Flint Jennifer Foster Karen Foster Lula Gilliam Sarah Frances Giovino Hari Gopal Elizabeth Hall Wendy L. Heckelman Jason Hoch Jim Issa Karl Jennings Gloria Kantor Debby Kelly Helen Kim Ho Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy Quinn Leoni Joyce Gist Lewis Andra London Indira Londono Jaime McQuilkin Jenna Measroch Nishant Mehta Victoria Necessary Deborah G. Neese Andisheh Nouraee Ade Oguntoye Hetal Patel Shirley Powell Will Power Nancy C. Prager Shannon Price Kristin Ray Kat Reynolds Jason Rhoades Robyn S. Roberts Ryan Roemerman Fred Roselli Amanda Shailendra Dan Moss Silverboard Christie Sithiphone Nicola Smith

Charles Stephens Jennifer Streeter Mark E. Swinton Yvette Thomas-Henry Velma Cowen Tilley Kathy Gillespie Tomajko Ronald J. Tomajko Hilda Tompkins Robin Kendric Triplett Juanita Velez Roxanne Varzi Diletha E. Waldon Ben Warshaw Arlene Warshaw Gould * Executive Committee Member ^ Ex-officio VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP President, STARS Andjela Kessler Chairman, Theater Advocates Judy Feldstein & Susan Stiefel Chairman, Theater Educators Myra Medlin & Faye Windham Chairman, Theater Ushers Edwina Sellan Chairman, Hospitality Susan Stiefel


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42 | sponsors Alliance Sponsors are businesses, corporations and institutions that have supported the work of the Alliance Theatre. We thank them for their generosity and support.

$1 Million + $500,000+

Kaiser Permanente King & Spalding Invesco Ltd. The Zeist Foundation

The SKK Foundation

$25,000+

$250,000+

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Foundation Frederic R. Coudert Foundation Delta Air Lines, Inc. The Home Depot Foundation The Kendeda Fund Shubert Foundation The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust WarnerMedia The David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund

Alston & Bird Camp-Younts Foundation City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Georgia-Pacific Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Imlay Foundation The Johnny Mercer Foundation Macy’s Moxie National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust The Princess Grace Foundation, USA Publix Super Markets Charities Shakespeare in American Communities: National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with Arts Midwest The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation

$50,000+

$10,000+

R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Edgerton Foundation Fulton County Board of Commissioners Georgia Natural Gas

Anonymous The Allstate Foundation Aon Thalia & Michael C Carlos Foundation Cartoon Network

The Coca-Cola Company

Anonymous The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Pussycat Foundation The Rich Foundation

$100,000+

Eversheds Sutherland Georgia Council for the Arts Jones Day The Abraham J & Phyllis Katz Foundation KBM Foundation The Johnny Mercer Foundation Osiason Educational Foundation Rotary Education Foundation of Atlanta Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Worldpay US, Inc.

$5,000+ Anonymous Augustine Foundation Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Emory Brain Health Center George M. Brown Trust of Atlanta John and Mary Franklin Foundation John and Rosemary Brown Family Foundation Mary Wilmer Covey Charitable Trust South Arts Theatre Forward

By attending our theater, you have made a powerful statement about how important the arts are to you. Make another statement of support louder than any standing ovation. Visit alliancetheatre.org and click on Donate.

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Alliance Family Series Sponsor

Official Hotel

Official Research Partner

restaurant partners

government

Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners

This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency the National Endowment for the Arts.

Major support is provided by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.


44 | annualfund Individual, foundation and corporate donors contribute more than $7 million to the Alliance Theatre so that we are able to present exceptional theater and educational programming to our community. We are deeply grateful for their support. To find out more about the benefits of giving or to make your gift, visit us at alliancetheatre.org/donate or call 404-733-4710. Listed below are pledges and gifts to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and special events June 1, 2018 - October 16, 2019.

PREMIERE SUPPORT Spotlight $500,000+ The SKK Foundation Spotlight $50,000+ The Antinori Foundation Barbara & Steve Chaddick Ann & Jeff Cramer Victoria & Howard Palefsky Patty & Doug Reid Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith Artistic Director’s Circle $35,000+ Katie & Reade Fahs Doug & Lila Hertz Sally G. Tomlinson Chairman’s Cicle $25,000+ Ms. Stephanie Blank & Mr. David Williams Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Catalfano Ellen & Howard Feinsand Marsha & Richard Goerss David & Carolyn Gould Mr. & Mrs. Ted Greene Jocelyn J. Hunter John C. Keller Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer Phil & Caroline Moïse Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Rosemarie & David Thurston Benny & Roxanne Varzi Mr. & Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins Amy & Todd Zeldin

Leadership Circle $15,000+ Anonymous Farideh & Al Azadi Terri Bonoff & Matthew Knopf Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Roxanne & Jeffrey Cashdan LeighAnn & Chad Costley Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile Bill & Angel Freitag Doris & Matthew Geller Seth & Lisa Greenberg Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt Mrs. Erika James Sam & Stefanie Johnson Anne & Mark Kaiser David & Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Ms. Evelyn Ashley & Mr. Alan B. McKeon Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Jamal & Tiffany Powell Mr. & Mrs. Norman J. Radow Mr. & Mrs. Sean Reardon Bob & Margaret Reiser Matt Richburg Linda & Steve Selig William & Margarita Sleeper Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Ramona & Ben White Director’s Circle $10,000+ Ms. Kristin Adams James Anderson The Balloun Family Laura Brightwell

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Ezra Cohen Charitable Fund Linda & Gene Davidson Ms. Jessie Davis Mr. & Mrs. William Dukes Mr. Bob Jimenez Mr. Charles R. Kowal Ms. Jessie Davis Allison O’Kelly Mr. Josh D. Owen & Ms. Rebeca Robles Mr. & Mrs. Asif Ramji Mark & Linda Silberman Karen & John Spiegel STARS of the Alliance Theatre Charlita Stephens-Walker & Delores Stephens Tim & Maria Tassopoulos Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund Susan & Tom* Wardell Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Suzy Wilner BENEFACTORS $5,000 Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Asher Lisa & Joe Bankoff Judge JoAnn Bowens Frank Buonanotte Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Franklin & Dorothy Chandler Ann & Jim Curry Diane Durgin Eve Joy Eckardt Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Heidi & David Geller Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Goldstein Lee Jenkins in honor of his wife Margaret


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Individual, foundation and corporate donors contribute more than $7 million to the Alliance Theatre so that we are able to present exceptional theater and educational programming to our community. We are deeply grateful for their support. To find out more about the benefits of giving or to make your gift, visit us at alliancetheatre.org/donate or call 404-733-4710. Listed below are pledges and gifts to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and special events June 1, 2018 - October 16, 2019.

Boland & Andrea Lea Jones David L. Kuniansky Dr. & Mrs. John Lee Daniel Marks & Keri Powell Mr. & Mrs. John S. Markwalter, Jr. Raymond & Penelope McPhee Hala & Steve Moddelmog June M. Morrison Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Debbie & Lon Neese Steve & Tonya Paro Thomas Pinckney Scott, Dallas, & Mia Pioli Helen Smith Price Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Mr. George Russell, Jr. & Mrs. Faye SampsonRussell Sharon & David Schachter Dr. & Mrs. R. K. Sehgal Lynne & Steve Steindel Nossi Taheri & Hope Vaziri Chuck & Lisa Cannon-Taylor Woodruff Arts Center President’s Fund $2,500+ Anonymous Elaine & Miles Alexander Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Ellen Arnovitz Mr. & Mrs. Robert Arogeti Dr. Deborah L. Bannworth & Joy Lynn Fields Mr. & Mrs. Roland L. Bates Dr. Deborah Baumgarten Candace & Jeff Bell Beryl Berquist & Ariana L. Hargrave

Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Brian & Jennifer Boutte Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Ms. Martha F. Brooks Candace Carson Rita & Ralph Connell Susan & Ed Croft Mr. & Mrs. Erik Curns Marcia & John Donnell Tina & Tim Eyerly Dr. Karen A. Foster Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Freeman John Vaught & Karen Gentry Karen & Andrew Ghertner Mr. David F. Golden Mr. Kevin Greiner & Mrs. Robyn S. Roberts Warren M. Gump Mr. Terrence S. Hahn & Ms. Joan Stanescu Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman John Haupert & Bryan Brooks Dr. Wendy Heckelman Henry & EttaRae Hirsch Foundation Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Richard & Janice Howerton III Linda & Richard Hubert Jason & Laurie Jeffay Dr. William A. Kiser Sheri & Steve Labovitz Mr. Brian Latour Mitchell & Kathy Lewis Mr. Robert R. Long & Ms. Tracy Steen Lubo Fund Kristie L. Madara Nathalie Mason-Fleury Anna & Hays Mershon

Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger Dedi & Julian Mohr Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Lynn & Galen Oelkers John & Helen Parker Susan & David Peterson Sam & Barbara Pettway Julia Prescott Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak Helen M. Regenstein The Elster Foundation Peter & Alice Rogers Shayla & Chip Rumely Mr. Ronald B. Russell & Mr. Tommy Sweat Jane & Rein Saral Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Jim Schroder & Morli Desai Sam Schwartz & Lynn Goldowski Sonny & Jeanne Seals Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III Jim Shevlin Charlotte Montague & Tom Shields Brian Shively & Jim Jinhong Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Susan & Alan Stiefel Maria-Ruth Storts Mr. Kirby A. Thompson Stan & Velma Tilley Kathy & Ron Tomajko Michael & June Tompkins Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Weiss Ms. Amy Winokur William & Nancy Yang The Zaban Foundation John & Kathy Zamer


46 | annualfund Individual, foundation and corporate donors contribute more than $7 million to the Alliance Theatre so that we are able to present exceptional theater and educational programming to our community. We are deeply grateful for their support. To find out more about the benefits of giving or to make your gift, visit us at alliancetheatre.org/donate or call 404-733-4710. Listed below are pledges and gifts to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and special events June 1, 2018 - October 16, 2019.

PATRONS $1,500+ Judge Gregory A. Adams & Wanda C. Adams Mr. & Mrs. George Ajy Diane & Kent Alexander Theodore & Andrea Altholz Phyllis Kozarsky & Eliot Arnovitz John & Lynn Ayers Elizabeth & John Bacon Mark & Pam Bell Mr. & Mrs. John Benator Shirley Blaine Dr. Aubrey Bush & Dr. Carol Bush Melodie H. Clayton Brad & Sally Currey Ralph & Ree Edwards Mr. and Mrs. Jason Evans Ray Farhat & Miriam Famourzadeh Michael & Jody Feldman Mr. David Felfoldi Andrew & Wendie Fisher Debbie Frank & Sandy McDonald Azita & Oscar Garrett William Garrigan Dr. Richard Goodjoin Mr. & Mrs. Frank S. Goodman Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel Mark Keiser Suzanne & Thad King Carol Lanier-Goodman Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy & Valerie Haughton Robert & Michelle Leven Dr. Roger Lewis Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Little Pink Book

Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh, III Thomas Marshall Dori & Jack Miller Janice & Tom Munsterman Dennis & Debra Murphy Timothy Overmyer Pete Patel Peg Petersen Bill Powers Robert & Eva Ratonyi Dr. Denise Raynor Dr. & Mrs. Fredric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Pam Sessions & Don Donnelly Jane E. Shivers Nancy & Gerald Silverboard Robert & Judith Simmermon Matt Sitler Tony Spurlin Jim & Janie Stratigos Jenny Streeter Karen & Harry Strothers Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Ms. Avril Vignos The Westminster Schools Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan D. Winner Kathryn Zickert & Gary Bergman $1,000+ Sara & Alex Brown Mr. W. Imara Canady Frank & Mary Anne Chew David Cofrin & Christine Tryba-Cofrin Mr. Derrick Doose Drs. Bryan & Norma Edwards Elizabeth Etoll David Garrison

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Mr. Brian Graham Louise S. Gunn H. Foundation Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Kelly Stacia Minton Chris & Brittany Moses Ann Starr & Kent Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Quillian III Mr. Jeffrey Raupp Ms. Kristin L. Ray Elizabeth Wallace & Christopher Scislowicz Nicola & Jamie Smith Karen & Alex Stickney Judith & Mark Taylor John & Bunny Underwood Adrienne Whitehead Lynne Winship $500+ Anonymous Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Abes Dr. & Mrs. Dewitt C. Alfred III Mr. & Mrs. Chris Appleton Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Derrick Banks Jay Bernath Mr. George Boyd Bonny Breuer Ambassador & Mrs. Theodore Britton Dr. Deloris Bryant-Booker Andrew Childers Amanda & James Gaddy Liz & Charlie Cohn Rosalie & Max Cooper B.J. Erb, M.D. & Bruce I. Crabtree III Lisa Cremin & Bruce Harlan Gray & Marge Crouse Gail Crowder


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Mr. & Ms. Robert L. Crutchfield Celeste Davis Carol Comstock & Jim Davis Richard & Linda Davis Phil Delanty Ms. Rhonda Dove Alexandra & Charlotte Dretler Mr. & Mrs. Leonard R. Epley Mrs. Rosi Fiedotin Mrs. Eleanor H. Finley Mr. & Mrs. Jackson C. Floyd, Jr. Louise B. Franklin Mr. Henry Frazier Mrs. Nancy S. Geller George T. Baker Foundation, Inc. Lee Anne Grissom Joanna Hanes-Lahr Mr. Lucas Hathaway Angela Hinson Mr. & Mrs. Russ Jobson Cheryl & Ernie Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Kalista Elena Kaplan Chris & Gail Kearney Mr. & Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich Lucy Kinnaird Ms. Elizabeth Kinney Ms. Mary Alice Kirkpatrick Michael M. Kondalski Sarah Latif Cameron Lee & Kristy Towry S. Jarvin Levison Faith & Howard Levy Ms. Lauren Linder & Mr. Jonathan Grunberg Kenneth & Molly Lynch Judith Lyon & Ron Bloom Doug & Norma McNeill Clair & Thomas Muller Jennifer Murkison Mr. Denis Ng Ms. Brenda Page Mr. Mark A. Pallansch Katherine Pittenger Maria Alzate Ms. Cynthia Power Scott Price Carol Riggs Mr. & Mrs. Lin Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Rothberg Mr. Howard Rowe Garey C. Rozier

Carol Seay Dr. and Mrs. Sangmin R. Shin Bob & Jeanne Shulman Brenda J. Smith Ms. Janet F. Smith Sherman & Lesa Smith Dr. & Mrs. Robert H. Spector Mrs. C. Preston Stephens Johnie L. Teague Mr. & Mrs. Ted Verren Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Vitale Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Vivona Ms. Andrea Volk Simmie Walker Tom & Vicki Warner Deb Watts Caitlin Way Brooke Weinmann In Honor of Winston Weinmann George & Judith Wieder Sue S. Williams Alfred Wilson $250+ Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Julius Alembik Mr. & Mrs. Carl H. Anderson Michele & Claudia Aquino Gaytra Arnold Ms. Michelle Austell Ahmed Awad Dr. Gordon Baker Tyrone Baker Kristen L. Barnett Ms. Phyllis J. Baskin Ms. Mary Bergh Mr. James Billingsley Mr. & Mrs. Gerald A. Blonder Dottie Boudreau Heidi Boykin Patricia Brantley Dr. Harold J. Brody Mr. Lumis C. Brown, D.M.D. & Mrs. Helen Brown LeRoy & Polly Brownlee Ronald L. Budde Mr. & Mrs. Paul Bumblauskas Joseph Cantwell Rebecca Carfagna William M. Carroll Carey Caudle Ms. Jacquel Kelly Mr. & Mrs. David Coheley David Collins Mrs. Anne S. Conkin Mr. & Mrs. Charles Conover

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John D. Copeland Elizabeth Daly Amanda T. Davis Roberta Davis Mr. & Mrs. Jay Desselle Mary Grace Diehl & Michael Jablonski Ms. Jenisse M. D’Orville Michael Douglas Desmond Drummer Ms. Sandra M. Edelman Bruce & Merrie Edelston Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Sherry A. Edwards Mr. Sean Erwin Todd Eskin Caroline Evans Henry Farmer Mr. & Mrs. Edward Feldstein Kristine Fitts Latanya Flynn Marla Jane Franks, MD Homer S. French James C. Gaither Lorenzo Garza Shelley & Bruce Gaynes Ms. Jennifer Gelder Jeffrey S. Gilbert Dr. Anthony Giovannitti & Dr. Kimberly Pelletier Martin & Doris Goldstein Bryant Gresham Ms. Deborah Griffiths Edward & Erika Gross Mr. Alan H. Halpern Lynne & Jack Halpern Wynette Hammons Mr. Alfred Hanner Ronald L. Harris & Jacqueline Pownall Joseph R. Hawkins Bergen Haworth Ms. Ina Hayes Mary Margaret Hendrix Daniel Henning Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Hermann Chauntina Hill Mark Hobson Mr. Mark Hoefer Bill & Teri Holbrook George A. Howard Mr. & Mrs. George Ickes Rebecca Jarvis Mr. & Mrs. William R. Johnson


48 | annualfund NuLuv Jones Jennifer Judd Mr. Barnabas Kane Drs. Sharon Neulinger & Richard Kaplan Ms. Shannon Kavagagh Rebecca Keel Ms. Lisa B. Knopes Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kraft Carol & Paul Kurtz Ms. Elizabeth Layne Kathryn Lefebvre Linda Lewin Ms. Jeannine Lewis M.C. Lindsay Blake Lindsey Christian & JoJasmin Lopez Mr. & Mrs. Russell Love Sharon Luke Sarah Macknik Jo Ann Mahar Ms. Natalie Malin-Davis & Ms. Sasha Davis Mr. & Mrs. Bob Marcus/ Phoenix Associates Jordan McDonald Geoffrey and Betsy Meacham Ms. Catherine Meeks Jane Morgan Gayle & Peyton Morgan JDI Fund Eric Myracle Ms. Renee Najour-Payne NationsBank Barbara Naylor Mary Neal Rosemary Newcott Takuya Ninomiya Jisha Obukwelu Dr. & Mrs. Stephen I. Oppenheimer Michelle Parisi Mike Peck Thomas Pennella & Katherine Anhalt Sophia Brothers Peterman Lori & Jonathan Peterson Allen & Susan Potter Adrianne Poulard Mr. & Mrs. William H. Powell Ms. Shannon L. Price Mr. & Mrs. Harry Pritchett Juliette Pryor Mr. and Mrs. Eric C. Puestow Mr. and Mrs. Cap Putt

Jeanne S. Pudenz Aileen Redmon Dr. Susan E. Reef Tera Reese-Beisbier Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Reeves Dr. Jerry & Mrs. Linda Richman Mr. & Mrs. Ted J. Rikard Miss Lillie M. Robbins Gloria J. Rodgers Natalie Rogers Physical Therapy Pros LLC Mr. & Mrs. Carl Scherer Barbara Schreiber Nancy Schroeder Amy Jeanne Rosenberg Schwartz Dr. Susan E. Shapiro Ben and Christina Simms Mrs. Lisa Simon David & Virginia Sjoquist Ms. Carol Smith Fred B. Smith Ms. Martha Solano Barry Spurlock Bob Stonehocker & Lisa Cichon Mrs. Jill Strickland Mr. & Mrs. Alan Sunshine Ms. Kalen Swanson Dr. & Mrs. Michael Szikman Arlene & David Taylor Beverly D. Thomas Thomas A. Tighe Mr. Ben Tilley & Ms. Margo Moskowitz Allison Timberlake Robert Todd Wanda & Robert Truesdale Joanne Truffelman Mr. Armand Vari Mr. Richard A. Walker Matt Bronfman Washington Dental Care Jamie Weisman & Victor Balaban Jennifer A. Williford Kiki Wilson Mr. Bruce Wilson Blake & Alice Wood David Woodhams Sherry & Donn Wright Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Young

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ALLIANCE THEATRE MONTHLY SUSTAINER SOCIETY We would like to thank our donors who have committed to giving us a recurring monthly donation to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund. Join today: www.alliancetheatre.org/sustainer Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Abes Dr. & Mrs. Dewitt C. Alfred III Mr. E. Scott Arnold Gaytra Arnold William Baas Connor Bell Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Tyrone Baker Tajhiek Baoll John & Gina Bauer Jill Bentley Ambassador & Mrs. Theodore R. Britton, Jr. Ms. Shirley C. Browne Dr. Deloris Bryant-Booker Mr. Jeff Burnham Carol Calhoun Mr. W. Imara Canady Mr. Joseph Cantwell Madrid Carlson Mr. William Carroll Ms. Carey M. Caudle Ms. Jacquel Chambers Mishelle Cirillo & Bryan Suttles Mr. & Mrs. David M. Coheley Ouida Collins Ms. Janeen Cook Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence R. Cowart Carla Crawford Elizabeth Daly Cristin Davis Ms. Celeste Davis-Lane Derrick Doose Ms. Rhonda Dove Mr. Desmond W. Drummer Christian Dunn Mr. Sean Erwin Caroline Evans Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Fineman Eric Fisher Latanya Flynn Ms. Melia Foley Mr. Henry Frazier Dr. Anthony Giovannitti Mrs. Leslie Graitcer Mr. Bryant D. Gresham & Mr. Alexander Bossert Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Guyton Melissa Gwinn

Ms. Wynette Hammons Joanna Hanes-Lahr Penn Hansa Ms. Lindsey E. Hardegree Ms. Lisa Hare & Mr. Gerald Barth Mr. Warren Harper Joseph R. Hawkins Ms. Melanie Higgins Dr. David Hill & Mrs. Christy Hill Angela Hinson Ms. Becca Hogue Luke Howard Mr. & Mrs. W. T. Johnson Mr. Barnabas Kane Ms. Shannon Kavanagh Ms. Rebecca Keel & Mr. Joseph Drolet Mr. William H. Kirk Ms. Mary Alice Kirkpatrick Ms. Lisa B. Knopes Tamara Kullback Sarah Latif Mr. Brian Latour Ms. Martha LaTour & Mrs. Barbara J. McArdle Mr. & Mrs. Bernard N. Lee, Jr. Mr. S. Jarvin Levison Ms. Jeannine Lewis Ms. Barbara Lincoln & Mr. Gary Rosenhein Mrs. Lauren Linder & Mr. Jonathan Grunberg Mr. & Mrs. Simon Londe Ms. Judith L. Lyon & Mr. Ron L. Bloom Ms. Jo Ann Mahar Kim Mattews Jordan McDonald Ms. Megan McKnight Calandria Meadows Mr. & Mrs. James Michael Vicki & Steven Morris Barbara Naylor Ms. Mary Neal Terry Neily Jisha Obukwelu Nidhip Patel Steve & Tony Paro

Steve M. Peck Adrianne Poulard Julia Prescott Stephanie Prestion Scott Price Ms. Shannon L. Price Natascha K. Rakovec Mr. Jeffrey Raupp Tiffany Reddy Jackie Robey Mr. Howard Rowe Dale Royal Garey C. Rozier Ms. Brittnay Sattler & Ms. Julie McKinley Mr. & Mrs. Carl Scherer Barbara Schreiber Mr. Jim Schroder & Morli Desai Nancy Schroeder Olha Seredyuk Nicole Shepard Mr. & Mrs. E. Alan Simmons Mrs. Lisa Simon Mr. Tom Slovak & Mr. Jeffery Jones Ms. Carol Smith Ms. Janet F. Smith Sherman & Lesa Smith Mr. Will Smith Ms. Lynn Stallings Bob Stonehocker & Lisa Cichon Mrs. Jill Strickland Mr. Ben Tilley & Ms. Margo Moskowitz Anne Velez Ms. Andrea Volk Mr. Richard A. Walker Mr. Tom Warner & Mrs. Vicki Warner Ben Warshaw Caitlin Way Mr. & Mrs. Paul Wellborn Mr. & Mrs. David D. Whitley Mr. & Ms. George A. Wieder Ms. Jennifer Williford Ms. Janice A. Wolf & Mr. M. Barry Etra Qi Yang Feroze Yusufji


50 | legacysociety&matchinggifts LEGACY SOCIETY Celebrating our supporters who have made a legacy gift to the Alliance Theatre. The Legacy Society celebrates individuals who have made a planned gift to the Alliance Theatre. Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for the Alliance Theatre and its mission, while accommodating your financial, estate planning and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful and lasting contribution to the Alliance Theatre. To learn more about the Legacy Society, please contact Jamie Clements at 404-733-4710 or Jamie.Clements@ alliancetheatre.org. Rita M. Anderson Anonymous Roland & Linda Bates Anne & Jim Breedlove Ezra Cohen Ann & Jeffrey Cramer Susan & Edward Croft Sallie Adams Daniel Linda & Gene Davidson Terry and Stacy Dietzler Diane Durgin Elizabeth Etoll Ellen & Howard Feinsand Laura & John Hardman Nancy & Glen Hesler

P.J. Younglove Hovey William Hyde Lauren & David Kiefer David Kuniansky Virginia Vann* & Ken Large Edith Love* Lauren & John McColskey Anna & Hays Mershon Caroline & Phil Moïse Winifred B. & Richard S. Myrick Victoria & Howard L. Palefsky Jan Pomerantz Helen Regenstein

Margaret & Robert Reiser Betty Blondeau-Russell Tricia & Neal Schachtel Debbie* & Charles B. Shelton III Jane E. Shivers Roger Smith & Christopher Jones* Lee Harper & Wayne Vason Terri & Rick Western Ramona & Ben White * deceased

MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES We would like to thank the following companies who have matched contributions to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund. To find out more about matching gifts, contact Jamie Clements (jamie.clements@alliancetheatre.org). American Express AIG Corporation Aon Risk Solutions AT&T Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Bryan Cave-Powell Goldstein Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Chubb Corporation The Coca-Cola Company Deloitte Equifax, Inc.

GE Energy Georgia Power Home Depot Foundation Honda Motor Co. IBM Corporation JPMorgan Chase Kimberly-Clark Foundation Macy’s Foundation McDonald’s Corporation McMaster-Carr Supply Company Microsoft Corporation

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Norfolk Southern Corporation Prudential Financial Publix Super Markets Sprint SunTrust Foundation Time Warner, Inc. Verizon Corporation Yahoo! Wells Fargo


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THE WOODRUFF CIRCLE Woodruff Circle members each contribute more than $250,000 annually making a significant investment in the arts and education work of The Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and High Museum of Art. We are deeply grateful to these partners who lead our efforts to ensure the arts thrive in our community.

$1 MILLION+ A FRIEND OF THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

JOY AND TONY* GREENE

$500,000+ A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center Farideh and Al Azadi

Bank of America Chick-fil-A Foundation | Rhonda and Dan Cathy

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Goizueta Foundation The Douglas J. Hertz Family The Home Depot Foundation Estate of Dr. Luella Bare Klein The SKK Foundation The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

$400,000+

SARAH AND JIM KENNEDY

$300,000+ King & Spalding, Partners & Employees The Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Rich Foundation SunTrust Teammates

SunTrust Foundation SunTrust Trusteed Foundations:

Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust

UPS

$250,000+

Pussycat Foundation WarnerMedia

Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Contributions Made: June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019 | Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors | *Deceased

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THE BENEFACTOR CIRCLE We are deeply grateful to the Benefactor Circle members, who generously contribute more than $100,000 annually enterprise-wide, investing in the arts and education work of The Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and High Museum of Art.

$200,000+

$100,000+

Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot The Shubert Foundation Susan and Tom* Wardell

1180 Peachtree The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Atlantic Station Sandra and Dan Baldwin Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Carol and Ramon TomĂŠ Family Fund CIBC Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation | Dan W. Boone III Deloitte, its Partners & Employees Sally and Carl Gable

$150,000+ Alston & Bird Amy W. Norman Charitable Foundation The Antinori Foundation | Ron and Susan Antinori The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund-Atlanta Frederic R. Coudert Foundation

The Marcus Foundation, Inc. Northside Hospital Mr. and Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Garnet and Dan Reardon Patty and Doug Reid The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation Wells Fargo

Georgia-Pacific Georgia Natural Gas Google Jones Day Foundation & Employees Kaiser Permanente Legendary Events Victoria and Howard Palefsky PNC PwC, Partners & Employees Estate of Judy Reed Margaret and Bob Reiser

WestRock Company William Randolph Hearst Foundations wish Foundation

Contributions Made: June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019 | Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors | *Deceased


THE PATRON CIRCLE

The Patron Circle includes donors who generously made contributions of $15,000 or more enterprise-wide.

Contributions Made: June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019 | Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors | * Deceased

$75,000+

Aarati and Peter Alexander Arnall Golden & Gregory LLP Bank of America Private Bank City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Crawford & Company Mr. and Mrs.* Bradley Currey, Jr. Fulton County Board of Commissioners Nena C. Griffith Allison and Ben Hill Mr. and Mrs. Hilton H. Howell, Jr. The Imlay Foundation Kilpatrick Townsend KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees Merill Lynch Mr. and Mrs. George L. Nemhauser Publix Super Markets Charities Margaret and Terry Stent Vasser Woolley Foundation, Inc.

$50,000+

Art Unlimited Advisors LLC AT&T BlackRock Nancy and Kenny Blank Barbara and Steve Chaddick Marcia and John Donnell Eversheds Sutherland EY, Partners & Employees Katie and Reade Fahs Peggy Foreman Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

Genuine Parts Company

Mr. William M. Graves JLL Lucy R.* and Gary Lee, Jr. The MAGNUM Companies Morris Manning & Martin LLP National Endowment for the Arts Norfolk Southern Foundation Novelis, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Plant The Primerica Foundation

Regions Bank

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Richman Mary and Jim Rubright The Sara Giles Moore Foundation Dean DuBose and Bronson Smith Veritiv Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Weeks Rod Westmoreland

$25,000+

A Friend of the Alliance Theatre & Woodruff Arts Center ABM Kristie and Charles Abney

The Allstate Foundation AIG Arby’s Foundation Arrow Exterminators Spring and Tom Asher Assurant The Balloun Family Lisa and Joe Bankoff Ed Bastian BB&T Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Stephanie Blank Bloomberg BNY Mellon Wealth Management The Breman Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Brill Janine Brown and Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Benjamin Q. Brunt Lucinda W. Bunnen Frances B. Bunzl* Cadence Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Catalfano CBH International, Inc. The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Chubb Bert and Cathy Clark Susan and Carl Cofer Ann and Steve Collins Cooper Carry Cousins Properties Ann and Jeff Cramer Kay and David Dempsey Catherine Warren Dukehart Mrs. Sarah A. EbyEbersole and Mr. W. Daniel Ebersole Mr. Matt Echols Virginia and Brent Eiland Ms. Angela L. Evans Ellen and Howard Feinsand Jennifer and Marty Flanagan Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Nick Franz Mrs. Betty Sands Fuller Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III Geographics, Inc. Georgia Council for the Arts GMT Capital Corporation Goldman Sachs Carolyn and David Gould Nancy and Holcombe Green Greenberg Traurig, LLP Ted and Kim Greene The Partners & Employees of GreenSky, LLC/David Zalik, CEO & Chairman/ Gerry Benjamin, Vice Chairman Mr. Kenneth Haines Bonnie and Jay Harris Nancy and Charles Harrison

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Mr. and Mrs. James L. Henderson III Mr. Rod Hildebrant and Mr. Matthew Meehan Holder Construction Company The Howell Fund, Inc. Karen and Jeb Hughes Infor Global Solutions The Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation The John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Family Foundation Andrea and Boland Jones Mr. Baxter P. Jones and Dr. Jiong Yan Anne and Mark Kaiser James E. Kane The Katherine John Murphy Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Joel Knox and Joan Marmo Ms. Nina Lesavoy Renee and Alan D. Levow Barbara W. and Bertram L. Levy Livingston Foundation, Inc. Macy’s Majestic Realty The Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation Massey Charitable Trust Joe Massey MaxMedia Margot and Danny McCaul Merry McCleary and Ann Pasky Mr. and Mrs. John F. McMullan The Michael and Andrea Leven Family Foundation Mrs. Nancy Montgomery Moxie Mueller Water Products, Inc. Naserian Foundation NCR Foundation Terence L. and Jeanne P. Neal Nelson Mullins Northern Trust Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright - John and Laura Wright O. Wayne Rollins Foundation Lynn and Galen Oelkers Gail O’Neill and Paul E. Viera Oxford Industries Beth and David Park Martha M. Pentecost Estate of Janet M. Pierce Porsche Cars North America, Inc. PrimeRevenue Inc. Printpack The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund

The Roy and Janet Dorsey Foundation Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. Sage The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation Jack Sawyer and Dr. Bill Torres SCANA Energy Mr. and Mrs. David Scheible Rachel and Bill Schultz Joyce and Henry Schwob The Selig Family Foundation Shakespeare in American Communities: National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with Arts Midwest Mr. and Mrs. Ross Singletary II Mr. and Mrs. Marc Skalla The Slumgullion Charitable Fund Smith & Howard, PC Mr. and Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Southwire Company Steinberg Charitable Trust Sara and Paul Steinfeld Mr. Les Stumpff and Ms. Sandy Moon TalentQuest Mr. Hugh M. Tarbutton, Jr. Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor and Ms. Triska Drake Judith and Mark Taylor Lisa Cannon Taylor and Chuck Taylor Thalia and Michael C. Carlos Foundation Rosemarie and David Thurston Tim and Lauren Schrager Family Foundation Sally G. Tomlinson Troutman Sanders United Distributors, Inc. Lori Vanderboegh and Brady Young Roxanne and Benny Varzi Susie and Patrick Viguerie Vine Vault Kathy N. Waller Mr.* and Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. Rebekah and Mark Wasserman Mr. and Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins Ann Marie and John B. White, Jr. Elizabeth and Chris Willett Mrs. Sue S. Williams The Woodruff Arts Center Employees Ellen and John Yates


$15,000+

3M A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (2) A Friend of the High Museum of Art A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center (3) AAA Parking Mr. and Mrs. Henry Aaron Mr. and Mrs. William L. Ackerman Keith Adams and Kerry Heyward Madeline and Howell E. Adams, Jr. Robin Aiken and Bill Bolen Mr. and Mrs. John M. Allan Mary Allen Mr. and Mrs. James N. Andress Henry F. Anthony & Carol R. Geiger Yum and Ross Arnold Evelyn Ashley and Alan McKeon Atlanta Marriott Marquis Atlantic American Corporation; Delta Life Insurance; Gray Television Barbara and Ron Balser Juanita and Gregory Baranco Ms. Angele P. Barrow and Mr. John Barrow Mr. and Mrs. Luke Bayer Laura and Stan Blackburn The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation Mr. Arthur M. Blank Mrs. Stephanie Blomeyer Rita and Herschel Bloom Mr. and Mrs. Watt Boone Susan V. Booth and Max Leventhal The Boston Consulting Group Lisa and Jim Boswell Brown & Brown Insurance, Inc. Lisa and Paul Brown Brunner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burnett Ms. Mary Cahill and Mr. Rory Murphy Camp-Younts Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Cashdan Wright and Alison Caughman CBRE Dr. John W. Cooledge Carolynn Cooper and Pratap Mukharji Melinda and Brian Corbett Ann and Tom Cousins Sherri and Jesse Crawford Charlene Crusoe-Ingram and Earnest Ingram Rebecca and Chris Cummiskey Russell Currey and Amy Durrell

Cushman & Wakefield Cheryl Davis and Kurt Kuehn Mr. and Ms. Jay M. Davis Cari Dawson and John Sparrow Mr. and Mrs. Phil Deguire Mr. and Mrs. Robin E. Delmer Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Denny, Jr. Ms. Sloane Drake Diane Durgin Edgerton Foundation Eleanor and Charles Edmondson Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers and Mr. David Lile Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Ely-Kelso Ferrari Maserati of Atlanta Fifth Third Bank Mr. and Mrs. Foster Finley FleetCor Mr. and Mrs. James Freeman Anne and Dick Game Doris and Matthew Geller Marsha and Richard Goerss Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goodsell Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Gossage Ms. Caroline Gottschalk Sara Goza Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Seth Greenberg Jeannette Guarner, MD and Carlos Del Rio, MD Pat and Anne Gunning Mr. John Hall Joe Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. Tom Harbin Mr. John Haupert and Mr. Bryan Brooks Mr. and Mrs. Greg Henry Hilton Atlanta Jocelyn J. Hunter Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hutchinson, Jr. Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Bahman M. Irvani Jane and Clayton Jackson Phil and Jenny Jacobs Liza and Brad Jancik Mr. Robert A. Jetmundsen Lou Brown Jewell Ann A. and Ben F. Johnson, III Katie and West Johnson Mary and Neil Johnson Sam Johnson JP Morgan Private Bank John C. Keller Mr. James F. Kelley and Ms. Anne H. Morgan Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Philip I. Kent Mr. and Mrs. David E. Kiefer Kimberly-Clark Mr. and Mrs. David F. Kirkpatrick

Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Klump Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Kowal Mr. and Mrs. David B. Kurzweil Louise and E.T. Laird Dr. and Mrs. Scott I. Lampert James H. Landon Mr. and Mrs. Nolan C. Leake Donna Lee and Howard Ehni Mr. Sukai Liu and Dr. Ginger J. Chen Kelly Loeffler and Jeffrey Sprecher Loews Atlanta Hotel Ms. Jackie Lunan Mr. and Dr. Kevin Lyman Larry and Lisa Mark Sally and Allen McDaniel MetLife Mr. Charles C. Miller III & Ms. Pinney L. Allen Judy Zaban Miller and Lester Miller Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mills | Moore Colson, CPAs and Bert & Carmen Mills Ms. Molly Minnear Phil and Caroline MoĂŻse Morgens West Foundation Estate of Andrew Musselman Barbara and Sanford Orkin John Paddock and Karen Schwartz Margie Painter Kathie and Chuck Palmer Vicki and John Palmer Karen and Richard Parker Perkins & Will Margaret H. Petersen Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc The Piedmont National Family Foundation Suzanne and Bill Plybon Portman Holdings Alessandra and Elton Potts Mr. and Mrs. William H. Powell Sandra and Larry* Prince Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pryor PulteGroup, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Ramsey Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rawson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reeves Regal Entertainment Group Mr. Sean Richards Estate of Shirley Rivers Mr. and Mrs. Gregory K. Rogers Mr. Lin R. Rogers and Ms. Alexia Alarcon Patricia and Maurice Rosenbaum The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation June and John Scott ServiceNow

Bijal Shah and Doug Shipman Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sharbaugh Mr. John A. Sibley III Amy and Paul Snyder Mr. and Mrs. John Somerhalder Song Space Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Karen and John Spiegel Gail and Loren Starr Dr. Steven and Lynne Steindel Michelle and Stephen Sullivan Surya Elliott and Elaine Tapp Thomas H. Lanier Family Foundation Lizanne Thomas and David Black Mr. and Mrs. Eric Tresh UBS Financial Services Inc. John and Ray Uttenhove Mr. and Mrs. K. Morgan Varner, III Mr. Brandon Verner Kim and Reggie Walker Weldon H. Johnson Family Foundation Dr. James Wells and Mrs. Susan Kengeter Wells Mrs. Melinda M. Wertheim and Dr. Steven B. Wertheim Adair and Dick White Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin T. White Sue and John Wieland James B. and Betty A. Williams Richard Williams and Janet Lavine Suzanne B. Wilner Diane Wisebram and Edward D. Jewell Drs. Kevin and Kalinda Woods Amy and Todd Zeldin Robert and Connie Zerden


56 | staff ARTISTIC Jennings Hertz Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan V. Booth Producer & Casting Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jody Feldman Playwright in Residence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pearl Cleage BOLD Artistic Director Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tinashe Kajese-Bolden Associate Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Watkins Artistic Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hershey Millner Spelman Leadership Fellows . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aierelle Jacob, Jessenia Ingram Spelman Leadership Interns . . Kristen Cole, Rachael McLaughlin, Alexis Woodard Kenny Leon Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casey Wortham Literary Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elliott Folds Reiser Lab Artists Round 5 . . . . Daryl Lisa Fazio, Karen Robinson, Carolyn Cook, Okorie Johnson, Radcliffe Bailey, Fahamu Pecou, Topher Payne, Richard Eldredge, Gina Rickicki Round 6 . . . . . . . . . . Jake Krakovsky, Jane Foley, Ibi Owolabi, Hannah Church, Nichole Palmietto, Sarah Newby, Lee Osorio, Angela Farr Schiller, Rachel Parish Production Management Director of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trevor LW Long Associate Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Courtney O’Neill Education Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jonathan Fries Costumes Director of Costume Shop and Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer Henderson Assistant Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April Andrew Design Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Clockel Drapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Kennedy, Cindy Lou Who Craftsmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Diana L. Thomas 1st Hands/Stitchers . . . . . . . . . . Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Brett Parker Wig Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Ewing Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Cruz Torres, Niki Traxler Electrics Lighting and Projections Department Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steven Love Staff Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will Brunson, Steve Jordan Properties Properties Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Cooper Morris Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Butkovich Props Artisan / Buyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kimberly Townsend Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathryn Muse Scenery Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ruth Richardson Interim Assistant Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rigel Powell Shop Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Conley Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manny Abreo, Amy Jackson, Chris Seifert, J.J. Wallace, Marlon Wilson Charge Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kat Conley Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brianna Bass, Sound Resident Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Clay Benning Production Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Jarvis Sound Engineers . . . . . . . . . . Emma Lipsitt, Holly O’Reagan, Graham Schwartz Stage Management Resident Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Campbell Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . Skylar Burks, lark hackshaw, Jayson T. Waddell Stage Management Production Assistants . . . . . . Ashley Dickey, Valerie Medoff Stage Operations Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bowne Crew Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Lucibella Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Palmer Parks Automation Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Victor Mouledoux Jr. Properties Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haylee Scott Additional Stagehands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bryan Perez, Jimmie Schlachter

EDUCATION Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Moses Database & Content Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Dresser Family Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Aston Bosworth Education Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patrick Myers Teen & Adult Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Wallis Institute Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Pogue Manager of Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Davis UT Austin Theatre for Youth Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Provenzano

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Naserian Foundation Early Childhood Program Manager . . . . . . Hallie Angelella Education Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Hindsman, Tiffany Porter Alliance @ Work Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. Noble Resident Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leora Morris Spelman Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maya Lawrence Cristo Rey Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Akilah Hampton Teaching Artists Will Amato, Chase Anderson, April Andrew, Ricardo Aponte, Marcello Audino, Kim Bowers-Rheay Baran, Jennifer Bowles, Thomas Brazzle, Jared Brodie, Chelsea Brown, Kyle Brumley, Kirstin Calvert, Taryn Carmona, Katie Causey, Hannah Chatham, Vivi Chavez, Hannah Chiclana, Hannah Church, Jaehn Clare, Kat Conley, Megan Cramer, Kelly Criss, Theresa Davis, Shelli Delgado, John Doyle, Laurin Dunleavy, Suehyla El-Attar, Shelby Folks, Elaine Friend, Daryl Funn, |Allison Gardner, Chris Gonzalez-LaCorte, Amber Hamilton, Hannah Hyde, Jenna Jackson Morris, Carole Kaboya, Chloe Kay, Ashe Kazanjian, Hannah Lake Chatham, LeeAnna Lambert, Chris Lane, Maya Lawrence, Kathleen Link, Nicole Livieratos, Amy Lucas, Christian Magby, Rebecca Makus, Cara Mantella, Marielle Martinez, Matt McCubbin, Peyton McDaniel Davis, Bethany Mendenhall, Karin Mervis, Courtney Moors, Jenna Morris, JD Myers, Sarah Newby Halicks, Teundras Oaks, Brooke Owens, Tafee Patterson, Michelle Pokopac, Ashley Prince, Sam Provenzano, J.L. Reed, Cara Reid, Lauren Rekhelman, Avery Sharpe, Destiny Stancil, Barry Stewart Mann, Holly Tatem, Jasmine Thomas, Jenn Trippe Nakahara, Ebony Tucker, Jose Miguel Vasquez, Amanda Wansa Morgan, Megan Wartell, Andrea Washington, Davia Weatherill, Megan Wheeler, Katy Whitson, Anna Williford, Vallea Woodbury, Melissa Word Teen Ensemble Members Alivia Wynn, Casey Champion, Colleen Allard-Smith, Fiona Tagami, Flannery Bogost, Hannah Lahr, Isaac Presberg, Isabel Pruitt, Ja’Siah Young, Jada Alston, Jalen Thorbes, Jordan Rice, Jude Harris, Julia Brosas, Kamryn Charles, Keturah Genesis, Lain Walls, Lea Fournier, Lion Way, Marshall Mabry, Micah Noel, Milkah Sadiki-Yisrael, Nicky Taylor, Sara Francis, Sophia Hanna, Tyler Bey

MANAGEMENT Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Schleifer Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Thruston Yale Management Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oakton Reynolds Administration & Finance Director of Finance & Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Shively Manager of Information Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Hubbert Accounting Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Hall Accounts Payable Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kadeja Moton Management Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Houser Administration/Education Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elecia Crowley Development Director of Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Clements Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . Caitlin Way Grants Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Collins Desselle Development Manager, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julianne Gambert Development Manager, Board Relations & Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Ridgeway-Baierl Development Coordinator, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jo Lopez Marketing Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Boatright Creative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Talia Bromstad Audience Development Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jon Carr Content Strategist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathleen Covington Front of House & Patron Experience Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Flores Data Analyst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danielle Hicks Community Engagement & Audience Development Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rita Kompelmakher Season Ticket Concierge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken McNeil Season Tickets Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ethan Padgett Sales & Revenue Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Pinckney Associate Front of House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas D. Powell Group Services Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jocelyn Rick Group Services Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daviorr Snipes Brand Journalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A’riel Tinter Digital Communications Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ansley Usery House Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bridgette Burton, Dana Hylton-Calabro, Alicia Quirk, Robyn E. Sutton-Fernandez, Ansley Usery, Sarah Wallis Program Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grace Madden


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