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I love discovering words or phrases that once unpacked, feel like gifts from the universe that perfectly capture what was previously uncaptured. Sui generis. Although I first heard it used to describe a person who did as the term indicates - defy any comparison, it became my favorite, albeit infrequently used, term for dramatic literature of a particular stripe. When I first encountered Maybe Happy Ending, I looked for the comparison piece to use in order to describe it to colleagues. But there wasn’t one. There wasn’t some preexisting genre of poem musicals of impossible delicacy to draw from for comparison. There was just this. This sort of musical haiku/meditation on love, hope, and memory. So I won’t try to explain it. I’d much rather get out of your heart’s way and let you discover it your own self. Sui generis, indeed.

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MORE HUMAN THAN US How Maybe Happy Ending’s Robots Show us the Miracles in the Mundane STORY BY

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hat if we wrote a show about what it means to be human and told the story through robots?”

When book-writer and lyricist Hue Park emailed his writing partner Will Aronson suggesting such a concept, the pair never batted an eye at the irony of using sci-fi to explore the gift of everyday life. “Now that everyone’s spending more and more time looking at their cell phones, spending time online, and not actually talking to other people face to face, I feel like we are getting more and more used to not expressing our emotions as much as we used to,” Park shares. “We are slowly turning into robots, in a way. So I think that was one of the first inspirations to write the show.” Park says this inspiration initially sparked when he heard the lyrics to a Damon Albarn song, “Everyday Robots,” talking about how we are all trying to find belonging in our cell phones. Years later, the concept has evolved into awardwinning musical Maybe Happy Ending, which first opened in Korea, making its American premiere in Atlanta. rtistic Director A Susan V. Booth and Director Michael Arden on the first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photo by A’riel Tinter

Park and Aronson admit that the premise of the show can sound like your average impersonal sci-fi flick, and Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden says he himself had this misconception at first. “When I read the tagline, I thought, ‘That’s a terrible idea. Who wants to go see that? We go to the theatre to see people and human stories!’” Arden says. After really experiencing the musical, however, he quickly changed his tune. “By the time I finished reading and listening to the demo, I was a mess. I


8 | encore really felt it was about me and everyone I knew.” Despite its futuristic premise, Maybe Happy Ending is not so much about looking towards the future and the dangers therein, but about valuing interpersonal opportunities here and now.

ctor Benjamin A H. Moore and Will Aronson (Book & Music) on the first day of rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photo by A’riel Tinter.

“I don’t think we’re saying technology is bad,” Park says. “I think we’re asking, ‘What’s the most magical experience that we get to have as humans, when we are only on this planet for a limited time?’ We felt the robots were more human than us, so we let them teach us about the things we’d forgotten about life.” Part of the reason behind choosing robots was that the characters could look at the human experience with a fresh eye, viewing emotions and connection with wonder. “Yes, it’s about technology, but it’s really a metaphor,” Arden explains. “It’s really about relationships, and it’s about end of life. It’s about, I think, how we choose to navigate love and death. It’s such a human story, and it highlights this idea that when you sign up to love someone, you in turn sign up to lose them. I found that so beautiful, and I had to be part of it.” Aronson says this concept plays out in the way

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10 | encore the robots go from a simple, predictable existence safely in their rooms to one outside their rooms in an unknown space full of wonderful and scary possibilities. “At the beginning, the robots know what their place is, and then they actually leave their rooms, go out into the world, see each other, and have experiences,” Aronson says. “There’s a big risk in getting attached to things when they leave their rooms because when you start caring and making connections, you have the capability of being hurt or losing things. But at the same time, you also have the possibility of having much richer, deeper, beautiful experiences that you wouldn’t have if you just stayed in your room and did what was safe.” Ultimately, the writers have created this musical to revolve around this risk. “Once you take that risk and go out into the world, it’s the first time you have the possibility of experiencing something beautiful,” Aronson says. “But you don’t have any kind of guaranteed happy ending out of it. It’s a question mark.” “And the more experiences they have, the more they’re kind of ‘off-script,’ learning from each other and improvising in life.” Musically, Aronson incorporates a hint of jazz music to convey this improvisation motif. “There are only a couple jazz numbers in the show, but that spirit influenced our writing of it, definitely.” From this undercurrent of uncertainty comes the title itself Maybe Happy Ending, though the English language version was originally entitled What I Learned from People. So was the musical first written in English or Korean? The answer is, yes.

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“Hue and I have an odd way of working,” Aronson shares. “We wrote the first draft in English, and then Hue put it into Korean and polished and added things, then wrote the lyrics in Korean first. So then we produced the show in Korea, and then we translated the lyrics into English and finished and revised the English script.” From Arden’s perspective, Maybe Happy Ending captures the essence of theatre, allowing audiences to empathize and connect to unlikely characters. “Here’s what I love about theatre, and this piece is a prime example: You might be confronted with character situations and settings that are quite disparate from your own, but by the end of it, you leave having seen yourself on stage,” Arden says. “I think when we’re able to create that connection over a divide, whether it be race, class, gender, age, or in this case, human to robot, that creates empathy. I think that’s what theatre has the power to do, and I think that’s so needed right now.”

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he first day of T rehearsals for Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre. Photo by A’riel Tinter.


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“Jazz is music made by and for people who have chosen to feel good in spite of conditions.” —Johnny Griffin

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liver, the Helperbot 3 at the heart of Maybe Happy Ending, is obsessed with jazz. He naturally has his favorite artists and recordings, as well as a subscription to a monthly jazz magazine. He even gives regular lectures to HwaBoon, his plant-roommate. He has made jazz a part of his daily life. While the audience learns early on that Oliver’s former owner taught him everything he knows, the robot’s continued fascination with jazz seems to have become

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an authentic expression of his selfhood. So what is it about this distinctly American style of music that lights a fire within this Korean robot? The Alliance’s unofficial in-house jazz expert, Director of Education and Associate Artistic Director Chris Moses, is the perfect person to answer this question. “I see a lot of myself in Oliver,” he admits. Like the robot, he is always ready with a brief-yet-detailed overview of the art form’s history and place in American culture. With roots in African-American musical

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14 | encore traditions, jazz exploded into being the country’s foremost popular music genre in the 1920s. Even after its heyday, jazz has both accompanied and grown alongside American culture for the last century. Even still, despite its place as one of the few genuinely American art forms and its enormous popular appeal around the world, it has steadily fallen out of vogue over the last few decades. In this way, Moses suggested, it can feel obsolete to the mainstream. Similarly, as an outdated Helperbot model, Oliver is clinging to the belief – and to the need to believe – that he still has plenty to offer the world, while finding joy in something from his own past (the music that his former owner cherished) as well as something from our collective cultural past (jazz itself). Perhaps the most fascinating contradiction in Oliver’s passion for jazz is the chasm between man and robot. “It’s such a human art form. So much of jazz relies on the interconnectedness of the musicians,” Moses says, citing Duke Ellington as an example of a composer writing entire pieces specifically for his players (such as “Concerto for Cootie”). By that same token, improvisation is at the core of the genre, something entirely at odds with the strict binary that we typically associate with robots and technology. Oliver is a robot, but he also has a deep and sincere love for an intangible human creation. Both of these truths, seemingly contradictory, exist in harmony. It is fitting, then, that jazz is an art form in which contradictions flourish, where classical training can find a perfect partner in human instinct and exuberant joy can mingle with an indescribable melancholy. The music itself has evolved into so many subgenres that the range of what can legitimately be called jazz is as immense and diverse as humankind. It’s a kind of music for everybody – including robots.

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A futuristic Seoul in midtown Atlanta. The production of Maybe Happy Ending at the Alliance Theatre is an encounter of two worlds, that somehow, does not seem so very far apart. The divides between the human and robot, between “us” and “them,” and between our future and past are so beautifully and tenderly reimagined in this musical, that the significance might go unnoticed.

y Helen Kim Ho, b Founding Partner of HKH Law LLC

For me, this is an exciting moment. I grew up in Atlanta during the ’80s, at a time when the AsianAmerican population was so small that classmates would ask, “what and where is Korea?” Now, Korean art and culture — from K-Pop, film, fashion and now theatre — are hugely popular across the globe and have proven that great art doesn’t have to “look” or “sound” just one way to resonate. As an Advisory Board member of the Alliance and proud Korean-American, I was thrilled to connect the Alliance to a number of Korean- and AsianAmerican nonprofits that helped promote this production. As one of the cities with the largest Korean-American populations in the U.S., Maybe Happy Ending has found its rightful home on our stage. Maybe Happy Ending is a universal love story. But it is not timeless. Instead, it is an invitation to ponder the things that change and the things that stay the same in our lives together. And in this specificity lies the truth.

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20 | programnotes CAST * CATHY ANG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Claire * DEZ DURON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gil Brentley/Ensemble * DANIEL J. EDWARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suhan/Ensemble * JOHN D. HAGGERTY . . . . . . . James/Helperbot Employee/John/Motel Clerk/ Very Old Man/James’s Son/Ensemble * DIANA HUEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JiYeon/Ensemble * KENNY TRAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver UNDERSTUDIES * DANIEL J. EDWARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oliver * DIANA HUEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Claire BENJAMIN H. MOORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gil Brentley/Ensemble KEVIN QIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . James/Helperbot Employee/John/Motel Clerk/ Very Old Man/James’s Son/Ensemble STAGE MANAGERS * JUSTIN SCRIBNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Stage Manager * MARY KATHRYN FLYNT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager * SKYLAR BURKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager SARAH G. HARRIS . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Production Assistant KYRA COHEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Script Production Assistant PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANCE ANDY MIENTUS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Director GREG MATTESON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Music Director MATT IACOZZA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Scenic Designer JOSH QUINN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Costume Designer AARON TACY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Lighting Designer JUSTIN STASIW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Sound Designer LACEY ERB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Projections Designer SCOTT K. TUSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lighting Programmer TAO LI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Projections Programmer FELIS GRACE WOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Mixer KEVIN SHELTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Music Assistant RANDY COHEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keyboard Programmer JUSTIN MICHEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Electrician

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MUSICIANS DEBORAH ABRAMSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Piano/Celesta MARY BURNDRETT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Violin 2/Viola BARNEY CULVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cello TOM GIBSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trombone KENNETH LAMBERT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Violin 1 MARC MILLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bass JOEL MORRIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Percussion SAM SKELTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reeds/Contractor RON TURNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trumpet/Flugelhorn FOR THIS PRODUCTION ASHLEY DICKEY, AMY RADEBAUGH, JJ WALLACE . . . . . . . . . . . Stagehands GABBY IDE, CHANDLER LARKIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spotlight Operators STEVE JORDAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Light Board Operator SHANNON P KENNEDY, NIKI TRAXLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe KATE LUCIBELLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crew Chief VICTOR MOULEDOUX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Automation Stagehand HOLLY O’REAGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Mixer WILLIE PARKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flyman BRYAN PEREZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flyman/Automation HAYLEE SCOTT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Properties Stagehand COMMUNITY PARTNERS Asian American Journalist Association (Atlanta Chapter) National Association of Asian American Professionals Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association Korean American Bar Association of Georgia Korean Wives Hospitality Group Erica Lee/Se Won Lee of the Four Seasons

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22 | programnotes CATHY ANG (Claire) is incredibly grateful to be making her Alliance debut! Theatre: KPOP (Ars Nova), The Undesirables (Eugene O’Neill), Riot Antigone (La MaMa), We Are the Tigers (Theatre 80), Toe Pick, Madame Pascal (Dixon Place). Workshops: Land of Smiles, Architecture of Rain, In the Time of the Volcano, The Ark. TV/Film: “Ramy,” “I-RIS,” “Before the Flood,” “Cleanup Hitter.” VO: “Age of Sail” (Google). AEA/SAG-AFTRA. B.M. in Vocal Performance, NYU Steinhardt. Thank you to the crew who made it here, and to the team for bringing this story into her life. cathyang.com / @cathyang3. DEZ DURON (Gil Brentley/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Alliance debut. He is a singer/songwriter born and raised in the great Shreveport, LA. He was a top 8 finalist on “The Voice” and is his mother’s favorite child. @dezduron DANIEL J. EDWARDS (Suhan/Ensemble, U/S Oliver) is happy (maybe) to be a part of this wonderful production. Some theatre credits include Anything Goes the Broadway Revival (2011), Disney’s Little Mermaid at North Shore, Road Show at New York City Center (Encores) and The King and I 1st National Tour (Lincoln Center). He also lends his voice to cartoons such as Pokémon, Yugioh, 44 Cats, Gundam, and a slew of other fun shows. Follow his Instagram: @ danieljedwards01 for more about where he is and what he’s about. JOHN D. HAGGERTY (James/Helperbot Employee/John/Motel Clerk/Very Old Man/ James’s Son/Ensemble) Alliance Theatre debut!

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Recently: You Never Touched The Dirt with Clubbed Thumb, other NY credits include B-Side Productions, The Directors Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Five Senses Theatre, Mirror Rep, MultiStages, NAAP, NYMF, TACT, Target Margin, et al. Broadway/National Tour: Les Miserables. Regional/Stock: Barnstormers Playhouse, Forestburgh Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Media Theatre, North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, Red House Arts, Tuacahn Arts, Wheelock Family Theatre; TV: “Gotham.” Web: Three Trembling Cities. johndhaggerty.com DIANA HUEY (JiYeon/ Ensemble, U/S Claire) is happy to be making her Alliance dubut! She most notably played Ariel in the National Tour of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, where she made international headlines for facing racism over her casting as an Asian American actor and her activism for diversity in the arts. Other favorite productions include Kim in Miss Saigon (Signature Theatre, Flatrock Playhouse), Rock Of Ages (5th Avenue Theatre), and originating the role of Spider in Pasek and Paul’s James And The Giant Peach (Seattle Children’s Theatre). TV/Film: “Leverage”, “It’s Bruno!”, “Pokemon”. Awards: Helen Hayes (Miss Saigon), Gregory Award (The Little Mermaid). @DianaHuey KENNY TRAN (Oliver) is over the moon to be making his Alliance debut! Recent credits: Vietgone (American Stage Theatre), Men With Money, Christmas Canteen 2018 (Aurora Theatre), Legally Blonde, Thoroughly Modern Millie (Thingamajig Theatre Company), The Little Mermaid (Serenbe Playhouse). Training: B.F.A. Music Theatre, Illinois Wesleyan University. A proud new member of AEA! Boundless thanks to


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this unbelievable team, Will and Hue for writing this stunningly beautiful show, Casa Rossito, and my mom and sister for their love. “Either she’s an evil, emotionless, miserable human being... or she’s a robot.” kennyctran.com / @kennyctran BENJAMIN H. MOORE (U/S Gil Brentley/ Ensemble) is thrilled to make his Alliance Theatre debut! National/ International Tours: 20th anniversary tour of Rent. Regional credits: The First Noel (True Colors Theatre), Once On This Island (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), Black Nativity (Dominion Entertainment), The Wiz (GLOW Lyric Theatre), West Side Story (GLOW Lyric Theatre), Hot Mikado (GLOW Lyric Theatre). Opera credits: La Bohème (Opera Colorado), La Cenerentola (Opera Colorado), Shadowboxer (Baltimore Center Stage). Love to my family and friends. All glory to GOD. Instagram: @mooreofthemusic iTunes: Bmoore. KEVIN QIAN (U/S James/ Helperbot Employee/ John/Motel Clerk/Very Old Man/James’s Son/ Ensemble) is super excited to make his Alliance debut! Recent credits: Christmas Carol, Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Tavern), Working (Out of Box Theatre), Porcelain (Out Front Theatre), Dry Land (Atlanta Theatre Club), Nomad Motel (Horizon Theatre), Actor’s Express 2017 Internship. Film: “Image Trace,” “DaViD,” “Steps,” “Killer Apps.” Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Finance from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Love and thanks to friends and family for their support in this wild journey! @kevin_qian_tho ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in

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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. MICHAEL ARDEN (Director) is thrilled and honored to be working alongside this team of brilliant artists and dear friends to bring this beautiful story to life at the Alliance. Special thanks to Will Aronson and Hue Park for their words and music and to Andy Mientus for always letting him borrow his charger. Register and VOTE! WILL ARONSON (Co-book, Music, Orchestrations) is a writer and composer whose work with Hue Park includes Bungee Jump (Best Music & Lyrics, Korean Musical Awards), Maybe Happy Ending (six Korean Musical Awards; Richard Rodgers Production Award), and the upcoming il tenore (CJ Entertainment). Other work as composer includes Mother, Me & the Monsters (Barrington Stage; Boston Globe Critic’s Pick), Pete the Cat (Lucille Lortel Theater; five national tours), My Scary Girl (Best Musical, NYMF), and Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Günter (NAMT grant; upcoming Village Theater). Recipient of a Fulbright grant, an EST/Sloan grant, the ASCAP Frederick Loewe Award, and the Richard Rodgers Award. Endless thanks to the Wooran Foundation, Jeffrey Richards and the Alliance Theatre. HUE PARK (Co-book, Lyrics) is a Koreanborn, New York & Seoul-based theater writer and graphic designer. He began his career as a K-pop lyricist, where his work included the top-20 song “울어도 괜찮아” (“It’s Okay to Cry”). He has since written book and lyrics for the musicals Bungee Jump and il tenore, as well as the Korean lyrics for the Whitney Houston musical The Bodyguard. Bungee Jump was cited by The New York Times in 2013 as Korea’s “most popular original musical,” and won Best Score


24 | programnotes at Korea’s 2013 Musical Awards. The Korean version of Maybe Happy Ending (“어쩌면 해피엔딩”) won Best Book, Lyrics & Music at the Korean Musical Awards, and the English version was awarded 2017’s Richard Rodgers Production Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Thanks to the Wooran Foundation for commissioning the show, Jeffrey Richards for believing in it, and the Alliance Theatre for being our first home in America. DEBORAH ABRAMSON (Music Director/ Conductor) has served as Music Director or Associate Music Director for several Broadway and Off-Broadway premiere productions, including Spring Awakening and James Joyce’s The Dead (Broadway), Bernarda Alba and Dessa Rose and The Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center Theater), Broadbend, Arkansas (Transport Group), and My Life With Albertine (Playwrights Horizons). She also was the first Children’s Music Director on Broadway, for Matilda the Musical. As composer, she has written Old Older Oldest (with William Finn), Young Marco Polo (with Peter Mills), The History of War (with Amanda Yesnowitz and Chip Zien), and While I Wait (with Amanda Yesnowitz). https://soundcloud.com/deborahabramson/sets/songs-ive-written. DANE LAFFREY (Scenic Designer) Alliance debut. With Michael Arden: set & costume design for Deaf West’s Spring Awakening (Wallis Annenberg / Broadway), Merrily We Roll Along (Wallis Annenberg), My Fair Lady (Bay Street), Annie (Hollywood Bowl), A Christmas Carol (Geffen Playhouse) and set design for Once On This Island (Broadway / National Tour) for which Dane was nominated for Henry Hewes, Drama Desk and Tony Awards. Recent work in New York includes Hercules (The Public), Greater Clements (Lincoln Center), Collective Rage…(MCC), Apologia (Roundabout), Fool For Love (Broadway) and other work at Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage, Vineyard Theatre,

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Atlantic Theatre Company, BAM, Soho Rep, Transport Group. US Regional work at theaters including Center Theatre Group, Arena Stage, Old Globe, Huntington, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Pasadena Playhouse, Denver Center, Dallas Theatre Center, Shakespeare Theatre, and many others. Additional nominations for a Drama Desk Award, 7 Henry Hewes Awards, 4 Ovation Awards (LA) and in 2017 won an OBIE for sustained excellence in set and costume design. www.danelaffrey.com CLINT RAMOS (Costume Designer) Alliance: Sets and costumes for A Life in the Theatre. Broadway credits include sets and/or costumes for Grand Horizons, Slave Play, Burn This, Torch Song (Tony nomination), Once On This Island (Tony, Outer Critics, Drama desk nominations), Six Degrees of Separation, In Transit, Sunday In The Park With George, Eclipsed (Tony Award), Elephant Man, Violet. Notable Premieres: Slave Play, White Noise, Downstate, Wild Goose Dreams, Here Lies Love, Bootycandy, Barbecue, Appropriate and Kid Victory. Costume designer for Respect, the Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson for MGM/Universal and tick… tick…Boom! for Netflix directed by Lin Manuel Miranda… Awards include a Tony award, 2 Obie awards, 3 ATW Henry Hewes, 3 Lucille Lortel awards and others. Head of Design at Fordham University. @clintramos. Upcoming sets and/or costumes for The Outsiders at the Goodman, Sunday in the Park with George in the West End. TRAVIS HAGENBUCH (Lighting Designer) Alliance debut. A twelvetime Emmy nominee, TV work includes broadcasts of “The Academy Awards,” “The Tony Awards,” “The Kennedy Center Honors,” “The Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremony” (Emmy Award), “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert” (Emmy Award), “The Grammy Awards” (Emmy Award), “Grease Live” (Emmy Award), “Origins: The Opening


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Ceremony of the First European Games” with Dmitris Papiaoannou (Emmy Award), and three Democratic National Conventions, among over 200 other credits. Regional: Merrily We Roll Along (The Wallis Center), Spring Awakening (Deaf West Theatre), La Ronde (The Forest of Arden), Tarantino, Dear John Hughes, BAZ: Star Crossed Love (For The Record Live), and the San Francisco Symphony’s inaugural SOUNDBOX series. CCM Grad. Special thanks to Ben and to my amazing team on this show, without whom I’d be lost and in the dark. PETER HYLENSKI (Sound Designer) Grammy, Olivier, seven time Tony nominated. Selected Designs include: Moulin Rouge!, Frozen (New York, US Tour), Anastasia (New York, Madrid, Stuttgart, US Tour), Beetlejuice, Almost Famous (Old Globe), Once On This Island, Something Rotten (New York, US Tour), King Kong (New York, Melbourne), Rock of Ages (New York, London, Toronto, Australia, Las Vegas, US Tour), After Midnight, Motown (New York, London, US Tour, UK Tour), The Scottsboro Boys, Side Show, Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Shrek the Musical (New York, US Tour, London), On A Clear Day, Lend Me A Tenor, Elf, Wonderland, Cry Baby, The Times They Are A-Changin’, The Wedding Singer, Sweet Charity, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. Walking with Dinosaurs (international arena tour). Le Reve and Lake of Dreams at Wynn, Las Vegas. He has designed for Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, and The Kennedy Center. SVEN ORTEL (Projections Designer) designs projections and imagery for Theatre, Opera, Dance, Musical and beyond. Recent works includes Life After at The Old Globe, Candide and Ever After at the Alliance Theatre and You are here at the Guthrie. Broadway (selection): Deuce, Faith Healer, Jumpers, The Little Mermaid, Woman On the Verge..., Wonderland, Newsies. West End (selection): The

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Sea, Marguerite, Jumpers, The Woman in White . Elsewhere: A Disappearing Number (World Tour), Measure For Measure (World tour), Tiefland, (Zurich, Barcelona), Rebecca (Vienna, Stuttgart), The Three Musketeers (Berlin, Stuttgart), Richard II (Old Vic) Swan Lake (San Francisco), The Ring Cycle (St.Petersburg), Off-Broadway: TFANAs Hamlet, Party People, Carrie, Julie Taymor’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Regional: A Confederacy Of Dunces, The Other Place, Mary Page Marlowe… TONY nomination for Newsies. Sven also leads the MFA program in Integrated Media at the University of Texas at Austin. More info at svenortel.com. LINDSEY EWING (Wig and Hair Designer) is a graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she received her bachelor’s in fine arts degree (concentration in Wig and Makeup design) in 2008. Included in Lindsey’s work experience are such companies as Sarasota Opera Co., Opera Carolina, Piedmont Opera, Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Spoleto Festival, Playmaker’s Rep, The University of Maryland, City Springs Theatre, Kennesaw State University, Oglethorpe University, The Atlanta Opera, LaGrange College, and Serenbe Playhouse. For the past six years, and currently, she is proudly the resident Wigmaster at the Alliance Theatre. LEHairandMakeupArtistry.com JUSTIN SCRIBNER (Production Stage Manager) is very grateful to be working again with Michael Arden to bring his vision of a beautiful, powerful story to life onstage. Justin was the Production Stage Manager of the Tony award winning Broadway revival of Once On This Island and is currently the Associate Director of its National Tour. Justin’s other Broadway credits include The Crucible, Rock of Ages, God of Carnage, The American Plan, A Chorus Line, RENT, The Times They Are A-Changin’, Lennon, Pacific Overtures, Jumpers, Little Shop of Horrors, and


26 | programnotes Nine. In addition, he has stage managed Make Believe at Second Stage Theater, #DateMe at the Westside Theater, The Laramie Project Cycle at BAM, and Alphabetical Order with Keen Company, and several others off-Broadway and regionally. Much love and gratitude to MK, Skye, Sarah, and Kyra. For Artie. MARY KATHRYN FLYNT (Stage Manager) is overjoyed to be working at the Alliance Theatre, a place she grew up seeing and learning to love theatre. Her credits include: Broadway: Once on This Island, Something Rotten, Les Miserables, Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Billy Elliot, The Musical, The Seafarer, Pygmalion, Journey’s End, Ring of Fire, Monty Python’s Spamalot. National Tours: Billy Elliot: The Musical. Much love and gratitude to Justin for bringing me on another incredible journey. Admiration and thanks to Skye, Sarah and Kyra. Love to Adam, Sam, and Sarah. Gratefulness to Suzy Perkins, Mom & Dad, Tricia Buce, Ellen Widener, and Melissa Langford. This one is for Maribee. James 1:17. SKYLAR BURKS (Assistant Stage Manager) is delighted to continue her work at the Alliance Theatre. Alliance credits include: Small Mouth Sounds, Ghost, Ride the Cyclone, Ever After, Knead, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Candide, Sheltered, Crossing Delancey, A Christmas Carol, Native Guard, The Dancing Granny, Slur, and Moby Dick. Atlanta Opera credits include: Sweeney Todd, Out of Darkness: Two Remain, and The Abduction from the Seraglio. She has also worked with the Huntington Theatre Company, Bridge Repertory Theater, Theatrical Outfit, and Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Skylar received a B.F.A. in Stage Management and minor in Sound Design from Boston University. She is forever grateful to her friends and family for their continued love and support. TELSEY + COMPANY (Casting). Broadway/Tours: Flying Over Sunset, American Buffalo, Mrs. Doubtfire,

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Diana, West Side Story, Grand Horizons, Tina, Beetlejuice, Oklahoma!, To Kill a Mockingbird, Mean Girls, Frozen, Come From Away, Hamilton, Wicked, My Fair Lady, Once on This Island, Hello, Dolly!, Anastasia. Off-Broadway: Atlantic Theater Company, Classic Stage Company, MCC Theater, The New Group, Park Avenue Armory, Second Stage Theatre. Film: The Glorias, The Kitchen, Mary Poppins Returns, Ben Is Back, The Greatest Showman, Into the Woods, Rachel Getting Married. TV: “AJ and the Queen,” “Perfect Harmony,” “Tales of the City,” “Fosse/ Verdon,” “NOS4A2,” “This Is Us,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” “One Day at a Time,” commercials. www.telseyandco.com THE RICHARD RODGERS PRODUCTION AWARD is administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The American Academy of Arts and Letters was founded in 1898 as an honor society of the country’s leading architects, artists, composers, and writers. Each year it elects new members as vacancies occur, administers over 70 awards and prizes, and exhibits art and manuscripts. The Richard Rodgers Awards were created and endowed by Academy member Richard Rodgers in 1978 for the development of the musical theater, subsidizing full productions and readings by nonprofit theaters. More information can be found at www.artsandletters.org. 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


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Christ Superstar 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 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.

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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.


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CREATING A HAPPY ENDING STORY BY

Hershey Millner BOLD Artistic Associate Most people don’t like to think about death. The inevitable end to each journey, the great equalizer of us all, is rarely popular dinner conversation. As opposed to viewing death as a natural companion to life, our culture often considers it to be the great enemy. We refuse to say the word in favor of phrases like “passed away”; an alarming number of us fail to plan our end of life care, and we tend to idolize centenarians while we ask for the secret to longevity. At the same time, “anti-aging” products are advertised to

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people in their twenties. Milestone birthdays are ignored or repeated. Headlines boast that “age is nothing but a number” while also insisting that every age (other than twenty) is the new twenty, ad nauseum. It seems that everyone wants to live longer, but no one wants to age. Amidst these contradictory attitudes about human life, the shelf-life of technology steadily decreases as we eagerly discard the “old” in favor of the new. We invest in smart phones and kitchen appliances knowing full well that by next season they will be obsolete. Then we trade up for the newest gadget as soon as we can, despite the value our previously purchased items still have or the monetary cost. Unfortunately, this attitude is not reserved solely for inanimate objects. We consistently witness men divorcing their first wives for younger women and companies forcing out employees when they reach a certain age. As painful as it is to feel discarded, imagine if we were created knowing that it was an inevitability? What if our entire purpose was to serve someone who would abandon us as soon as a new upgrade was released? Welcome to the world of Claire and Oliver — outdated Helperbots that live alone after newer models replace them. They have very different attitudes about their situations. Oliver believes that his owner will one day come back for him while Claire has foresworn any type of connection to others after watching the dissolution of her owner’s marriage. Yet, these two find themselves on a journey that gives them a new purpose after their old one is taken from them. They are looking for answers. They are looking for new experiences. What they are not looking for is a surprising connection that challenges their beliefs

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30 | encore about life and purpose. Perhaps life isn’t as simple as “out with the old and in with the new.” Any person who has tried on their mother’s wedding dress or worn their father’s watch knows that sometimes items have value because of their age, not in spite of them. Those of us who are fortunate enough to have living grandparents likely know the delight of listening to their stories and the urge to record them before they are lost. We have vinyl collectors, bookstore owners, vintage fashion boutiques, and silent film buffs whose joy in their fields is unabating, no matter how fast society moves in a different direction. In the end, value is inherent where connection is present, regardless of if those connections are made with pets, loved ones, old-fashioned hobbies, or inanimate objects. Try telling a child (or a twenty something in some cases) that a stuffed animal has no value simply because it’s old and one will be soundly rebuked. Maybe Happy Ending reminds us that everything must come to an end – employment, relationships, and even our lives. It also challenges us to find that “happy” or create it for ourselves, regardless of what society may say. Maybe it’s reconnecting with a loved one. Maybe it’s seeing something you’ve never seen before. Maybe you knew what you wanted…until you took that first step outside of your room. Some find it brave to take that step. Some find it naïve. This musical reminds us that all journeys may end in the same place, but how we walk the path and who we choose to walk it with belongs to us. We create our own happy endings.

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ENCORE’S EXCITED FOR … The sweeping rhythms and infectious energy of jazz music intertwine three works making their Atlanta Ballet debuts showcasing gospel, the music of Dave Brubeck, and rhythms of the city.

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Dolly, the famed New York City matchmaker, receives her toughest challenge yet when rich grump Horace seeks a suitable wife. Hello, Dolly! is a universally acclaimed smash hit!

| FEB 11 - 16 @ HELLO, DOLLY! With his country’s throne empty, Richard knocks down threats to his ascension, fueling his insatiable ambition and paranoia. Even if he can be stopped — who can ensure a tyrant won’t rise in his place?

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32 | synopsis SYNOPSIS Two obsolete helper-bots live an isolated existence in a robots-only housing complex on the edge of the city. Oliver is waiting for his former owner to come looking for him, and Claire is just...waiting. When the two discover each other across the hall, they have a surprising connection that challenges what they believe is possible for themselves, relationships and love.

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MUSIC BY JEANINE TESORI • BOOK & LYRICS BY LISA KRON BASED ON THE GRAPHIC NOVEL BY ALISON BECHDEL • DIRECTED BY FREDDIE ASHLEY

"FEW SHOWS ARE AS MOVING, RELATABLE, AND FUNNY." - ASSOCIATED PRESS

"A RARE BEAUTY, EXTRAORDINARY AND HEARTGRIPPING." - NEW YORK TIMES

JANUARY 8 - FEBRUARY 16, 2020

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JAN 30 — FEB 15, 2020 Tickets: $15 and up Out Front Theatre Company 999 Brady Avenue, Atlanta Inspired by the real letters between Mary Woolley and Jeannette Marks spanning from 1899 to 1937, this fast-paced comedy asks: What is revolution? What does it mean to be at odds with the world? How do we fulfill our potential? And how the hell do we grow old together?

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34 | 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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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 Ben White DIRECTORS Kristin R. Adams James Anderson* Kenny Blank Brittany Boals Moeller Terri Bonoff* Matthew Bower Laura Brightwell Megan Burton 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 Jean Ann McCarthy 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 Mital Shah 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 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

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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


36 | 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+

Alston & Bird Camp-Younts Foundation City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Georgia-Pacific Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Imlay 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

The Coca-Cola Company

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

$100,000+ 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

$50,000+ R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Edgerton Foundation Fulton County Board of Commissioners Georgia Natural Gas

$10,000+ Anonymous The Allstate Foundation Aon Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Thalia & Michael C Carlos Foundation Cartoon Network Eversheds Sutherland George M. Brown Trust of Atlanta 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 Do a Good Day Foundation Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Emory Brain Health Center John and Mary Franklin Foundation John and Rosemary Brown Family Foundation Mary Wilmer Covey Charitable Trust South Arts Theatre Forward United Distributors

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Alliance Series Sponsor The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is a total beverage company, offering over 500 brands in more than 200 countries and territories. In addition to the company’s Coca-Cola brands, our portfolio includes some of the world’s most valuable beverage brands, such as AdeS soy-based beverages, Ayataka green tea, Dasani waters, Del Valle juices and nectars, Fanta, Georgia coffee, Gold Peak teas and coffees, Honest Tea, innocent smoothies and juices, Minute Maid juices, Powerade sports drinks, Simply juices, smartwater, Sprite, vitaminwater and ZICO coconut water. We’re constantly transforming our portfolio, from reducing sugar in our drinks to bringing innovative new products to market. We’re also working to reduce our environmental impact by replenishing water and promoting recycling. With our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people, bringing economic opportunity to local communities worldwide. Learn more at Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. 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.


38 | 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 from June 1, 2018 – December 31, 2019.

PREMIERE SUPPORT Spotlight $500,000+ The SKK Foundation Spotlight $50,000+ The Antinori Foundation Mrs. Stephanie Blank & Mr. David Williams Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Catalfano Barbara & Steve Chaddick Ann & Jeff Cramer David & Carolyn Gould The Naserian Foundation Victoria & Howard Palefsky Patty & Doug Reid Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith Artistic Director’s Circle $35,000+ Katie & Reade Fahs Ellen & Howard Feinsand Doug & Lila Hertz Anne & Mark Kaiser Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Rosemarie & David Thurston Sally G. Tomlinson* Chairman’s Cicle $25,000+ Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile The Frances & Beverly DuBose Foundation, Inc Marsha & Richard Goerss Mr. & Mrs. Ted Greene Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Jocelyn J. Hunter John C. Keller Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer

Jane & J. Hicks Lanier Phil & Caroline Moïse Benny & Roxanne Varzi Mr. & Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins Ramona & Ben White Amy & Todd Zeldin Leadership Circle $15,000+ Anonymous Alston & Bird Farideh & Ali Azadi The Balloun Family Terri Bonoff & Matthew Knopf Roxanne & Jeffrey Cashdan LeighAnn & Chad Costley Bill & Angel Freitag Doris & Matthew Geller Seth & Lisa Greenberg Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt Mrs. Erika James Sam & Stefanie Johnson David & Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Ms. Evelyn Ashley & Mr. Alan B. McKeon Ms. Anne Meisner Starr Moore & James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Jamal & Tiffany Powell Mr. & Mrs. Norman J. Radow Mr. & Mrs. Asif Ramji Mr. & Mrs. Sean Reardon Bob & Margaret Reiser Matt Richburg Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. Linda & Steve Selig

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Mark & Linda Silberman Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Director’s Circle $10,000+ Ms. Kristin Adams James Anderson Lisa & Joe Bankoff Laura Brightwell Ezra Cohen Charitable Fund Linda & Gene Davidson Mr. & Mrs. William Dukes Diane Durgin Eve Joy Eckardt Heidi & David Geller Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Goldstein Mr. Douglas J. Hertz Mr. & Mrs. M. Douglas Ivester Mr. Bob Jimenez John & Mary Franklin Foundation Mr. Charles R. Kowal Hala & Steve Moddelmog Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Ms. Jessie Davis Allison & Shane O’Kelly Mr. Josh D. Owen & Ms. Rebeca Robles William & Margarita Sleeper Karen & John Spiegel STARS of the Alliance Theatre Charlita Stephens-Walker & Delores Stephens Tim & Maria Tassopoulos Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund Susan & Tom* Wardell Suzy Wilner


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BENEFACTORS $5,000 Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Asher Deborah L. Bannworth & Joy Lynn Fields Judge JoAnn Bowens Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Frank & Jenn Buonanotte Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Franklin & Dorothy Chandler Ann & Jim Curry Marcia & John Donnell Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Lee Jenkins in honor of his wife Margaret Boland & Andrea Lea Jones David L. Kuniansky Dr. & Mrs. John Lee Lubo Fund Daniel Marks & Keri Powell Mr. & Mrs. John S. Markwalter, Jr. Raymond & Penelope McPhee June M. Morrison Debbie & Lon Neese Steve & Tonya Paro Thomas Pinckney Scott, Dallas, & Mia Pioli Helen Smith Price The Elster Foundation Mr. George Russell, Jr. & Mrs. Faye SampsonRussell Mr. Ronald B. Russell & Mr. Tommy Sweat Sharon & David Schachter Dr. & Mrs. R. K. Sehgal Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Lynne & Steve Steindel Mark Swinton Nossi Taheri & Hope Vaziri Chuck & Lisa Cannon-Taylor The Woodruff Arts Center

$2,500+ Anonymous Judge Gregory A. Adams & Wanda C. Adams Elaine & Miles Alexander Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Ellen Arnovitz Mr. & Mrs. Robert Arogeti Mr. & Mrs. Roland L. Bates Dr. Deborah Baumgarten Candace & Jeff Bell Mark & Pam Bell Ariana L. Hargrave Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Brian & Jennifer Boutte Ms. Martha F. Brooks Candace Carson Rita & Ralph Connell Susan & Ed Croft Mr. & Mrs. Erik Curns Tina & Tim Eyerly Ms. Nathalie Fleury Dr. Karen A. Foster Debbie Frank & Sandy McDonald 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 & Etta Raye Hirsch Heritage Foundation Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Richard & Janice Howerton III Linda & Richard Hubert Jason & Laurie Jeffay Suzanne & Thad King Dr. William A. Kiser Sheri & Steve Labovitz Mr. Brian Latour Mitchell & Kathy Lewis Mr. Robert R. Long & Ms. Tracy Steen Kristie L. Madara Samuel A. McKnight Jr Anna & Hays Mershon

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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 Peter & Alice Rogers The Brill Family Charitable Trust Shayla & Chip Rumely Jane & Rein Saral Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Mr. Jim Schroder & Ms. Morli Desai Sam Schwartz & Lynn Goldowski Sonny & Jeanne Seals Ann & Jim Shevlin Charlotte & Tom Shields Brian Shively & Jim Jinhong Matt Sitler Tony Spurlin Susan & Alan Stiefel Maria-Ruth Storts Mr. Kirby A. Thompson Stan & Velma Tilley Kathy & Ron Tomajko Michael & June Tompkins Ms. Avril Vignos Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Weiss Ms. Amy Winokur William & Nancy Yang The Zaban Foundation, Inc. John & Kathy Zamer $1,500+ Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. George Ajy Diane & Kent Alexander Theodore & Andrea Altholz Phyllis Kozarsky & Eliot Arnovitz John & Lynn Ayers Elizabeth & John Bacon Mrs. Juanita Baranco Mr. & Mrs. John Benator Shirley Blaine Dr. Aubrey Bush & Dr. Carol Bush Frank & Mary Anne Chew Melodie H. Clayton


40 | annualfund $1,500+ (continued) Brad & Sally Currey Ralph & Ree Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Jason Evans Ray Farhat & Miriam Famourzadeh Michael & Jody Feldman Mr. David Felfoldi Andrew & Wendie Fisher Azita & Oscar Garrett Mrs. & Mrs. Denise M. Garrigan William Garrigan Dr. Richard Goodjoin Mr. & Mrs. Frank S. Goodman Louise S. Gunn Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel Paul Hoerig Debraleigh & Jonathan Jowers Mark Keiser 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 Chris & Brittany Moses Clair & Thomas Muller Janice & Tom Munsterman Dennis & Debra Murphy Ann Starr & Kent Nelson Timothy Overmyer Pete Patel Peg Petersen Bill Powers William Powers Robert & Eva Ratonyi Dr. Denise Raynor Dr. & Mrs. Fredric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. Schwartz Pam Sessions & Don Donnelly Jane E. Shivers Nancy & Gerald Silverboard Robert & Judith Simmermon Jim & Janie Stratigos Jenny Streeter Karen & Harry Strothers

Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor David Turner The Westminster Schools Adrienne Whitehead Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan D. Winner Kathryn Zickert & Gary Bergman PATRONS $1,000+ Jay Bernath Sara & Alex Brown Mr. W. Imara Canady Chubb Charitable Foundation David Cofrin & Christine Tryba-Cofrin B.J. Erb, M.D. & Bruce I. Crabtree III Mr. Derrick Doose Drs. Bryan & Norma Edwards Elizabeth Etoll Mrs. Eleanor H. Finley David Garrison Mrs. Nancy S. Geller Mr. Brian Graham H. Foundation Inc. Cheryl & Ernie Johnson Elena Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich Stacia Minton Vicki & Steve Morris Mr. Denis Ng Mr. Mark A. Pallansch Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Quillian III Mr. Jeffrey Raupp Ms. Kristin L. Ray Elizabeth Wallace & Christopher Scislowicz Brenda J. Smith Nicola & Jamie Smith Mrs. C. Preston Stephens Karen & Alex Stickney Judith & Mark Taylor John & Bunny Underwood Kim Boldthen & Carolyn Wheeler Lynne Winship

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*deceased


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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 Lillyanne Alexander Mr. E. Scott Arnold Gaytra D. Arnold William Baas Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Tajhiek Baoll John & Gina Bauer Connor Bell Jill Bentley Adedoyin Boatin Ambassador & Mrs. Theodore R. Britton, Jr. Dr. Deloris Bryant-Booker Mr. Jeff Burnham Carol Calhoun Stephanie N. Campbell 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 Cowart Christopher & Christopher Cox Carla Crawford Elizabeth Daly Cristin Davis Ms. Celeste Davis-Lane Louis W. Dinkins Derrick Doose Ms. Rhonda Dove Mr. Desmond W. Drummer Christian Dunn Cassandra Edmond Mr. Sean Erwin Caroline Evans Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Fineman Eric Fisher Latanya Flynn Ms. Melia Foley Keith Franklin Mr. Henry Frazier Julianne Gambert 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 Joseph R. Hawkins Ms. Melanie Higgins Dr. David Hill & Mrs. Christy Hill Angela Hinson Ms. Becca Hogue Luke Howard Dr. Kim Lee Hughes Jim Johnson Mr. & Mrs. W. T. Johnson Mr. Barnabas Kane Ms. Shannon Kavanagh Amy King 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 Jordan McDonald Ms. Megan McKnight Calandria Meadows Mr. & Mrs. James Michael Erin Miller Vicki & Steven Morris Rona Morris-Hester Barbara Naylor Maysarih Ndobe Ms. Mary Neal Terry Neily Kasiya Nelson Jisha Obukwelu Nidhip Patel Steve & Tony Paro Mr. Steve M. Peck Kimberly Ann Perdue

Adrianne Poulard Jacqueline Powe Julia Prescott Lori K. Preston Stephanie R. Preston Scott Price Ms. Shannon L. Price Irene Rabinor 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 Nicole Shepard Mr. & Mrs. E. Alan Simmons Mr. Tom Slovak & Mr. Jeffery Jones Ms. Carol Smith Ms. Janet F. Smith Jennifer Smith Sherman & Lesa Smith Mr. Will Smith Ms. Lynn Stallings Mrs. Jill Strickland Charles Thompson Mr. Ben Tilley & Ms. Margo Moskowitz Emily Tilman Mr. Burton Trimble, Jr. Anne Velez Ms. Andrea Volk Mr. Richard A. Walker Mr. Tom Warner & Mrs. Vicki Warner Ben Warshaw David and Cynthia Waterbury 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 Feroze Yusufji Dr. William Zinney & Mrs. Michelle Zinney - Lopez


42 | 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

SARAH AND JIM KENNEDY

$400,000+ $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.

Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation SunTrust Teammates

SunTrust Foundation SunTrust Trusteed Foundations:

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

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

$250,000+

Pussycat Foundation PwC, Partners & Employees WarnerMedia

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+

Deloitte, its Partners & Employees EY, Partners & Employees Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot The Shubert Foundation Susan and Tom* Wardell

$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 Kilpatrick Townsend KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees 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

$100,000+

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 Sally and Carl Gable Georgia-Pacific Georgia Natural Gas Google Jones Day Foundation & Employees Kaiser Permanente Legendary Events Morris Manning & Martin LLP Victoria and Howard Palefsky PNC 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 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 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 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 The Woodruff Arts Center Employees

$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 Cushman & Wakefield 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 Mr. and Mrs. James L. Henderson III Mr. Rod Hildebrant and

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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 Skanska 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 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


$15,000+

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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 Colliers International 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 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


48 | 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 BOLD Artistic Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hershey Millner Spelman Leadership Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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, Jaclyn Hoffman, Sarah Newby, Lee Osorio, Angela Farr Schiller, Rachel Parish Production Management Director of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trevor LW Long Associate Production Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil Baranski, Courtney O’Neill 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 Additional Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Benjamin Warren 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dan Bailey, Elizabeth Cooper, Ashley Dickey, Roberto Duarteii, Evan Freeman, James McBrayer, Bryan Perez, Amy Radebaugh, Jimmy Schlachter, Vincent Simons, Roy Sockwell, Cadarius Stewart, Jamel Vaughn, JJ Wallace

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

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Institute Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Pogue Manager of Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Davis UT Austin Theatre for Youth Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Provenzano Naserian Foundation Early Childhood Program Manager . . . . . . Hallie Angelella Class and Camp Administrative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Hindsman Education Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tiffany Porter Alliance @ Work Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. Noble Alliance@work Business Development Officer . . . . . . . . . . . Julianne Gambert Resident Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leora Morris 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 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, Board Relations & Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Ridgeway-Baierl Development Coordinator, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jo Lopez Marketing Associate Director of Marketing & Communications . . . . . . Kathleen Covington Creative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Talia Bromstad Marketing and Promotions Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ashley Elliott 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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require several margaritas or beers to chase down. | 1186 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. (404) 873-4656. SOUTH CITY KITCHEN specializes in contemporary Southern cuisine with a sophisticated twist. Dine on local specialties such as shrimp and grits, buttermilk fried chicken, she-crab soup, fried green tomatoes and banana pudding while enjoying the view of the exhibition kitchen. | Buckhead, 3350 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 140, Atlanta, Ga. (404) 8156677; Midtown, 1144 Crescent Ave. NE, Atlanta, Ga. (404) 873-7358; Vinings, 1675 Cumberland Pkwy. SE, Smyrna, Ga. (770) 435-0700.


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