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“If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you ...” Thus begins Rudyard Kipling’s poem If, written in 1895 as advice to his son John. The theme of navigating the perils of life is recurring in Kipling’s work. Mowgli, The Jungle Book’s hero, is an amazing young protagonist. He is resilient from the very beginning of his remarkable journey and, even more astonishing, his resilience is rewarded by acceptance. The diverse family of wild animals adopts him as their own. I am attracted to literary classics: great storytelling that has survived the test of time. I search for evidence that the work still speaks to us, and especially to young people. I look for living proof that a piece survives for a reason. I was delighted all summer to visit our camp program and watch young people build character and ensemble inspired by The Jungle Book and guided by their instructors. One group created animal face markings that both unified and distinguished them. I am humbled by the honest, creative and informative contributions of Caleb Baumann, the young actor playing Mowgli, and the ardent support of his family. I am inspired by my family, friends, fellow artists and, of course, schoolteachers and teaching artists who all help me traverse the pages of this jungle and constantly lead me to new levels of understanding. The opportunity to learn is around us all the time, no matter what our age ... if we can keep our heads and really listen to what our teachers may be saying. Here’s to finding truth in story and celebrating those who help us get there.

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BEARLY FAMOUS The Jungle Book’s Markelle Gay isn’t a marquee name … yet. But you’ll be hearing from him. By Therra Gwyn Jaramillo 8 ENCOREATLANTA.COM


“I think Baloo fits my acting personality,” says Markelle Gay (opposite), who plays the big bear. Above, clockwise from left: Costume designer Sydney Roberts’ rendering for Baloo; actors Caleb Baumann (Mowgli) and Adrianna Trachell, highlighters and other supplies at the ready, at the first rehearsal.

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arkelle Gay began itching to act early on. He was 10, and playing Chip the teacup in a national tour of Beauty and the Beast at the Fox Theatre. He realized his life would be about what he calls “my art and other people’s art.” He went to work filling himself with all he could glean from fellow performers and his own imagination. Musical theater is his first love, but there are others. Gay, now 23, discovered nonmusical drama and comedy while in boarding school at Walnut Hill School for the Arts near

Boston. He’s done a number of TV and film roles, including CBS’ “Kid Nation” (2007) and the 2006 feature Dirty Laundry. In commercials, he’s helped sell cars and burgers. He’s a dancer, a rapper, a beatbox artist and a Morehouse College sophomore majoring in theater and minoring in journalism. Now he’s Baloo, the upbeat bear in The Jungle Book, a family-friendly piece with a script by Canadian playwright Tracey Power, based on the 1894 stories by Britain’s Rudyard Kipling. You may also recall the 1967 animated version from Disney, with ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

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Actors Ashley Anderson (from left), Caleb Bauman and CJ Cooper, at rehearsal. The Jungle Book is based on stories from 1894 by British writer Rudyard Kipling.

songs (“The Bare Necessities”) by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, the team behind Mary Poppins. The Alliance’s Jungle Book script came without music, so Atlanta’s S. Renee Clark composed the score and music directs. Gay, who’s 6-feet-1, feels more than ready to inhabit Baloo’s oversized persona. “This is a new experience, performing for children’s theater,” he says. “When I finally got the role, after some callbacks … I can’t put it into words. It felt right. I’m also really excited because I get to play with my voice a bit.” He doubles as the Monkey King. “I think Baloo fits my acting personality,” Gay says. The bear’s main mission is to teach young Mowgli, the feral boy at the center of the tale, the ways of the world. He does so with the help of Bagheera the black panther and Akela the old wolf, telling Mowgli, “We be of one blood, you and I.” Of course, there’s an antagonist, Shere Khan the tiger, who doesnt believe that Mowgli belongs. The story reflects Kipling’s own lonely childhood. “I’m a chipper, cool kind of guy, especially when I’m working,” Gay says. “I can see myself as Baloo, who is very serious but teaches in a way that doesn’t bash you over the head. “ Director Rosemary Newcott specifically asked Gay to audition, and eventually cast him. “Baloo has a kind spirit about him, and Markelle was able to tap into that,” she says, 10 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

“and also demonstrate strong physical and vocal abilities.” Says Gay: “I can’t wait to see what I learn from her.” She’s but one of his mentors. “I had a teacher who told me it takes 20 years to master your craft. It’s a blessing to be 13 years in and still learning.” Gay thinks about a Broadway future. He loves touring and wants to see the world from every stage he’s on. And, like most performers, he has a dream role: Audrey II, the carnivorous plant at the center of the musical Little Shop of Horrors. Although historically played by a puppet, more theater companies of late have been casting human actors in the role. Gay also wants to give back, and share with other artists what he’s learned so far, including: “Take advantage of all the opportunities you get in this business.” “Build connections.” “Absorb all the knowledge you can.” “Audition for everything. You never know who will see you and remember you.” “Keep pursuing your craft. Always try to grow.” “I was the youngest person in the room when I did Beauty and the Beast,” he says. “It’s not too early or too late to work. You never know where that next opportunity will come from.”


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program note FROM TOP: Portrait of Rudyard Kipling from the biography Rudyard Kipling by John Palmer; Cover of the first edition of The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (1865-18th January 1936).

Rudyard Kipling and The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling (1865 –1936) was born in present-day Mumbai (then called Bombay) to an Enlgish family working in India when it was a colony of the British Empire. When he was five years old, his parents sent him away — back to England to be educated. It was an experience he later wrote about with dread. At sixteen Kipling returned to work in India where he embarked on his writing career (in English). Kipling later returned to London and traveled extensively in the United States. After he married and while expecting their first child, Kipling and his family settled in Vermont. It was here that Kipling wrote the stories that would become The Jungle Book(s), inspired by becoming a parent, his first five years in Mumbai, and a story he read about a 12 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

boy in India raised in the jungle (derived from the Hindi word for forest). The animals in the stories, although loosely based on those found in India, also have resonance with North American wildlife. The adventures of Mowgli are the result of their author’s travels and observations around the globe, and his deep nostalgia for the stories he heard during his childhood in India.

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“Mowgli in the Jungle,” Judaha T. Murray 14 ENCOREATLANTA.COM


The Dramaturgy by Students program is a “real world” project offered by the Alliance Theatre Institute in which an Institute teaching artist collaborates with a classroom teacher and students who serve as Jr. Dramaturgs for an Alliance stage production. The Jr. Dramaturgs’ research process includes reading the play, researching the author of the source material, characters, settings, historical and science content and other subjects that may provide information for the audience, director, actors and designers of the play.

Nature AND Nurture

By Masih Blakey and John David Deutsch 3rd grade Junior Dramaturgs from The Museum School of Avondale Estates Have you ever thought of being raised by animals? One of the most important subjects in this play is nature vs. nurture, and which is more important. It would be weird to be raised by wolves like Mowgli. Nature is how you are born: physical features, genes, and your biological makeup. Nurture is how and where you are raised, or your environment. This develops your personality and how you see the world. In the play The Jungle Book, we think that nurture is stronger than nature. For example, in the play, Mowgli calls himself a wolf because he was raised by wolves, showing who nurtured him, but all the animals call him a “Man Cub.” Calling him this combines nature AND nurture because they know he is a human, but he is being raised by animals who call their young “cubs.” After you see the play, think about this: Could you compare your life to Mowgli’s? How are nature and nurture affecting how you live your life?

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student dramaturgy The Jungle Setting of the Play

By Raima Basu, Laila Wharton, and Simone Johnson 3rd grade Junior Dramaturgs from The Museum School of Avondale Estates India is located in Southern Asia. We believe The Jungle Book is set in a jungle in central India, more specifically the Kanha Jungle. The weather in this part of India is pretty much warm all the time. • Th  is jungle is a lowland jungle. It has three layers in its canopy. There are not a lot of plants on the ground, mostly small trees. • There is a wide variety of flowering plants and animals. • There are also open meadows in this forest. • There are over 70 kinds of trees and over 200 kinds of flowering plants. • Bamboo also grows in this forest as well the Indian Ghost Tree. In addition to the animals we meet in The Jungle Book, there are barking deer, Indian flying foxes, greater false vampire bats, honey badgers, and many more who live in the Kanha Jungle.

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By Junior Dramaturgs at The Friends School of Atlanta Wild children are children who have grown up with limited human contact. They do not usually speak a language, which is a very important human trait. Before the 17th century, only a few stories of wild children appear in European history. In 1644, the first story that shows up is about John of Liege, a boy who lost his parents in the woods and began acting like an animal to survive on his own for years. There are stories of a wolf-boy in Germany and children taken by bears in Poland. Some stories tell of children’s strange behaviors, like running on all fours, hunting for food, having amazing hearing, and not being able to speak. Most wild children also lack the ability to walk correctly and eat normally. 18 ENCOREATLANTA.COM


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JUNE 7 – JULY 1 A musical based on the stories of A. A. MILNE Dramatized by LE CLANCHÉ DU RAND Music by ALLAN J. FRIEDMAN Lyrics by A. A. MILNE AND KRISTIN SERGEL Additional lyrics by LE CLANCHÉ DU RAND Directed by LEORA MORRIS From the classic, endearing stories of A. A. Milne comes a charming and joyful journey through the Hundred Acre Wood. Produced in collaboration with the High Museum of Art’s Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition.

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CAST in alphabetical order ASHLEY ANDERSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tabaqui/Monkey CALEB BAUMANN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mowgli * MARKELLE GAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baloo/Monkey King * JONATHAN HORNE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shere Khan/Human/Rann/ASM J.L. REED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bagheera/Father Wolf/Monkey *ADRIANNA TRACHELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raksha/Akela/Kaa/Monkey UNDERSTUDIES CJ COOPER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U/S Mowgli AVERY SHARPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U/S Baloo/Monkey King RYAN VO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U/S Bagheera/Father Wolf/Monkey/Shere Khan/Human/Rann ANNA WILLIFORD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U/S Raksha/Akela/Kaa/Monkey/Tabaqui STAGE MANAGEMENT * LIZ CAMPBELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager ALLISON KELLY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Production Assistant ELISE ANZALDUA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Observer PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANCE HERSHEY MILLNER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Assistant STEPHANIE POLHEMUS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Scenic Designer FOR THIS PRODUCTION HAUZIA CONYERS, NIKI TRAXLER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe STEVE JORDAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lighting Programmer HOLLY O’REAGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Engineer WILLIE PALMER PARKS, HAYLEE SCOTT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Operations GRAHAM SCHWARTZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deck Sound .

SPECIAL THANKS OUR HOSTS AT PORTER SANFORD III PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Kim Bowers-Rheay Baran & the dramaturgy students at Clairemont Elementary & The Museum School of Avondale Estates Barry Stewart Mann & the dramaturgy students of the Friends School of Atlanta Alliance Theatre Education Department and Drama Camps Interns from The Community School

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profiles ASHLEY ANDERSON (Tabaqui/Monkey) What is Tabaqui’s favorite musical? Why Jackal and Hyde of course! Howa bout this one: What kind of key opens a banana? A mon-key! But seriously, all jokes aside, it’s a pleasure joining the Alliance fam once again. Thanks for hangin’ with us today ya buncha animals! Theater: Alice Between (Alliance), Cardboard Piano (Actors Express), Ada and the Memory Engine (Essential Theatre). CALEB BAUMANN (Mowgli) is thrilled and honored to be a part of The Jungle Book! Theater: A Christmas Carol, Shakespeare in Love (Alliance Theatre), A Wrinkle in Time, Around Atlanta on $80 (Alliance Theatre Youth Players), The Lion King Jr. (The Legacy Theatre). Film: 15:17 to Paris, Mute. Caleb is an honor student who enjoys playing trumpet, filmmaking, swimming, biking and parkour. Caleb thanks his friends and family as well as his wonderful teachers at the Alliance and Flat Rock Middle School for their love and support. Special thanks always to Jody and Rosemary. MARKELLE GAY (Baloo/ Monkey King) is a stage veteran, becoming a member of Actor’s Equity Association at 11 years old. Recently appearing as Darius in Holler If Ya Hear Me, he’s toured in professional productions of Broadway’s Beauty and the Beast, Evita and The Music Man, as well as commercials for McDonald’s, Country Crock, and Cartoon Network. He’s appeared in the 20th Century Fox film Dirty Laundry, CBS show “Kid Nation” and as a member of the first KidzBop World Tour. Markelle is a drama major at Morehouse College. Thanks to family, especially my little brothers Malik and Micah. Instagram: @g_ markelle

JONATHAN HORNE (Shere Khan/Human/Rann/ASM) is thrilled to be making his Alliance debut! Previous Atlanta credits include Miss Bennet (TO), The Crucible (Actor’s Express, Suzi winner), Freed Spirits (Horizon), Of Mice and Men (Serenbe, Suzi nominated), The Elephant Man (GA Ensemble, Suzi nominated), Hamlet and Coriolanus (Shakespeare Tavern). Film/TV credits include the upcoming features Horrorshow and Teacher’s Pet as well as episodes of “Dead Silent,” “Your Worst Nightmare,” “The Originals,” and “Devious Maids.” Thanks to Rosemary, Jody, and AMT agency; love to my family and “alot” of love to Laura. Soli Deo Gloria! J.L. REED (Bagheera/Father Wolf/Monkey) is delighted to return to the world of TYA with this crew of wild, lovable animals. Previous Alliance credits: Courage, Play the Play with Cat the Cat. Offstage credits: Adjunct Professor (GSU-Perimeter College), Standardized Patient (Emory University), and Teaching Artist (Alliance Theatre). J.L. also has professional interests in merging theatre with business and education training. For more information: reed.josephL@gmail.com. And much appreciation to Rosemary, Jody and S. Renee! ADRIANNA TRACHELL (Raksha/Akela/Kaa/Monkey) Originally from Indianapolis, Adrianna makes her Alliance debut! She moved to Atlanta in 2013 in pursuit of a career in songwriting, but found it difficult to resist the call back to the stage. Theater: Bring It On: the Musical (1st National tour/ Broadway); Jesus Christ Superstar, World Goes ‘Round (Atlanta Lyric). Adrianna released her first EP and will be releasing new music in spring of 2018. She is humbled by the support and encouragement from her family and the Atlanta arts community. More Trachell? Visit: www.adriannatrachell.com. And be sure to follow @adriannatrachell for updates! #trachelltrain ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG 23


profiles CJ COOPER (U/S Mowgli) is thrilled to make his Alliance debut. Recent credits include three years in the Alliance Theatre’s summer drama and musical theater camps in Cinderella and Fella, The Music of Leonard Bernstein, and a Greek gods-inspired production. With a keen love for the arts along with vision, passion and charisma, CJ is poised for greatness. Love and gratitude to friends and family. AVERY SHARPE (U/S Baloo/ Monkey King) is thrilled to return to the Alliance for yet another adventure! Previous Alliance credits: Tell Me My Dream, A Bucket of Blessings. Other Atlanta credits: Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet (Actor’s Express), Once Upon a Mattress (Stage Door Players), As You Like It (Georgia Shakespeare). He is a proud improviser at Dad’s Garage Theater Company, and if one ever needs to give him a gift, he absolutely loves pancakes. Beaucoup amour à Mon Papillon y Yeshua. RYAN VO (U/S Bagheera/ Father Wolf/Monkey/Shere Khan/ Human/Rann) is beyond excited to return for a second time at the Alliance. He was last seen understudying the Alliance’s production of Alice Between. He recently finished an acting internship with Actor’s Express. Actor’s Express credits include Appropriate, The Crucible and The Legend of Georgia McBride. Ryan recently signed with The People Store, TV/Film Agency. B.F.A Acting from The University of Southern Mississippi. He wants to thank the Alliance for this incredible opportunity, and thanks friends and family for their endless support. ANNA WILLIFORD (U/S Raksha/Akela/Kaa/Monkey/ Tabaqui) is excited to be back with the Alliance Theatre. She graduated from Auburn University with a B.F.A. in theater performance. Atlanta credits: Charlotte’s Web, 24 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Center for Puppetry Arts); Of Mice and Men, Charlotte’s Web (Serenbe Playhouse); Charlotte’s Web (Alliance Theatre). She is proud to be represented by People Store. Endless love to her mom, dad, sister and husband for their support! 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) is the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families and has worked at the Alliance since 1988. Some of her Alliance directing credits include 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); The Wizard of Oz; 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 created/ pioneered the Alliance’s innovative Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young. Favorite directing experiences on the national scene 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 received the prestigious Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named her 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 awards, including the 2010 Spirit of Suzi Bass Award. She has served on the boards of TYA/USA and Kennesaw State University’s theater department. Rosemary


profiles has degrees from Northwestern University and New Jersey City University. She is a member of AEA and SDC. Wishing all families of every kind safe, but adventure-filled life journeys together. S. RENEE CLARK (Composer/ Musical Director, Musician) is happy to be back at the Alliance. A native Atlantan, she has travelled around the world making music. Her earliest training started in her father’s church, and she later studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. She has been part of the theater community for over 30 years, and is a two-time Suzi Bass Award winner for Outstanding Musical Direction. Most recently she composed the score for Cinderella and Fella (Alliance) and cocomposed alongside Robert Lopez for The Dancing Handkerchief (Theatrical Outfit and Flying Carpet Theatre). Other theater credits: Horizon Theatre, Atlanta Lyric, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Synchronicity, The New American Shakespeare Company, Axam Dance Theatre Experience, YEA (co-founder), The Center for Puppetry Arts, Jomandi Productions, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre (San Francisco), Metro Stage (Alexandria, VA), San Diego Repertory Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Canada’s National Arts Center. A thousand thanks to Rosemary, my mother, and my daughter Lene. God is truly wonderful. KAT CONLEY (Scenic Designer) is ecstatic to return and go on the road with the Alliance. She has designed more than 25 Alliance productions, including last season’s Crossing Delancey, Cinderella and Fella and Courtenay’s Cabaret. Atlantabased since 2000, Kat has designed scenery for Arena Stage, Orlando Shakespeare, the Kennedy Center, Georgia Shakespeare, Marin Theatre Company, the Atlanta Ballet, the Center for Puppetry Arts, 7 Stages, Theatrical Outfit, Theater in the Square, the Springer Opera House and Aurora Theatre. She is an associate artist with Actor’s Express, and the charge scenic artist for the Alliance. Whether dramatically challenging, visionary or escapist, all theater and art is important. Thank you for supporting it in our community.

SYDNEY ROBERTS (Costume Designer) has spent her working life creating costumes and transforming actors into characters on the stage for 40 years. Based in Atlanta, she has designed for the Alliance Theatre (recipient of the 2007 Regional Tony Award), Geva Theatre (Rochester, NY), Portland Center Stage (Portland, OR), the ARACA Project (New York City), and most of the theater companies in Atlanta. She is a member of United Scenic Artists 829. She has taught at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Emory University, and Oglethorpe University. www.sydneyrobertscostumedesign.com STEVEN LOVE (Lighting Designer) is a graduate of Kennesaw State University’s Theatre & Performance Studies program with a B.A. in Theatre with emphasis in Lighting Design. Steven has been a staff member of the Alliance Theatre’s electrics department for 6 years. Design credits include Scratch: The Revengence at Dad’s Garage, and Tell Me My Dream and Slur at the Alliance Theatre. CLAY BENNING (Sound Designer) has been the resident sound designer at the Alliance Theatre for 17 years, designing more than 95 productions, including 27 world premieres, 30 musicals and 25 Theater for Young Audiences productions. Recent works include Disgraced; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Cinderella and Fella; and Troubadour. He also designed at 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 14 nominations. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (B.A.), the North Carolina School of the Arts (M.F.A.) and a member of IATSE/USA829 and TSDCA. JEN MACQUEEN (Movement Choreographer) Off-Broadway: Be, New Faces of 2001, Fear Of, Vaudeville 2000, The Elegance and Comedy of Tap. Off-off Broadway: Cannibal: The Musical, A Birthday Surprise, Mag Mor, The Broadway Dance Performance Outlet. National tour: Red Hot & Cole, Promises Promises (tap sections). Recent regional theatre: Mary Poppins, A Chorus ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG 25


profiles Line, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Shrew the Musical, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, Smokey Joe’s Café, Cabaret, Annie Get Your Gun, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago, A Year With Frog & Toad, Guys & Dolls, Pippin. Eleven Spotlight awards for her work as a choreographer and performer in New York, Suzi Bass Award for Mary Poppins, four Woodie awards for various other shows. MacQueen runs Akrosphere Aerial & Circus Arts in Alpharetta, where she coaches Cyr Wheel, and she is the Artistic Director of their performance company, AKmē Instant Circus. www.akrosphere.com JASON HINES (Puppet Consultant) is delighted to return to assist with the puppetry in this show. Jason has had a hand in the puppetry of past Alliance shows like Cinderella and Fella, Shrek, Tuck Everlasting, James and the Giant Peach and Knuffle Bunny. Jason is the resident puppet builder and a puppeteer at the Center for Puppetry Arts, where he designs, builds and performs puppets for dozens of shows. LIZ CAMPBELL (Stage Manager) Recent Alliance credits include: A Christmas Carol; 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 and Wizard of Oz. Local credits include The World Goes Round, Million Dollar Quartet, Dreamgirls, Peter Pan, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Ragtime (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); True Love Lies, Charm School, The Bluest Eye, The Syringa Tree (Horizon Theatre); Dividing the Estate, It’s a Wonderful Life, Confederacy of Dunces, Big River (Theatrical Outfit). She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Thanks to Rosemary and Allison. Love to Ali and Maggie. JODY FELDMAN (Producer and Casting Director) began her theater career as an actress in Atlanta before moving into administration as the assistant general manager at Frank Wittow’s Academy Theatre. Jody is the Producer and Casting Director at the Alliance, where she started in 1991 as casting director. While at the Alliance, she has cast and produced more 26 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

than 200 LORT B, D and TYA productions encompassing a wide range of world premieres including The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry, What I Learned in Paris by Pearl Cleage, Broke 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 and Harmony, A New Musical. Jody is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and partnerships that recognize theatrical work as a catalyst for community conversation and connection. 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, local producing partnerships and regional collaborations as well as commercial partnerships for such productions as The Prom, Tuck Everlasting; The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away With Me; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL. As a director, she has worked at The Goodman, 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. She is a past president of the board of directors for the Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field, is a trustee of Denison University, and a member of the Carter Center’s Board of Councilors. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal.


discover us. discover you. discover us. discover you. “A child’s-eye view.” That is what director Rosemary Newcott asked for when I started my journey years ago as one of the pioneers of the Dramaturgy by Students program. Each year, I sit down with eager 3rd graders, newly minted as Junior Dramaturgs, to read the script for that season’s Family Series play. From that magical moment, I dive in with them, researching and discovering new worlds, familiar characters, and challenging ideas. One Junior Dramaturg discovered that The Jungle Book is about “trying to find out where you fit in.” The Jungle Book was a story I thought I knew until I saw it through the students’ eyes. I hope you discover something new as you enjoy The Jungle Book. 

— Kim Bowers-Rheay Baran Teaching Artist, Alliance Theatre Institute

synopsis Based on a collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling, this adaptation of The Jungle Book focuses on Mowgli’s adoption by a family of wolves after his parents are killed in the jungle. Akela the old wolf ’s beloved “man cub” learns the laws of the jungle, loyalty, responsibility, and ethics. After being trained by Baloo the bear, mentored by Bagheera the black panther, kidnapped by monkeys and rescued by a python, Mowgli rallies his animal friends to stand up to the fierce tiger Shere Khan. This coming of age story explores nature, nurture and the meaning of family.

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about the alliance theatre The Alliance Theatre is Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds onstage and off. Founded in 1968, the Alliance Theatre is the leading producing theater in the Southeast, reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually. The Alliance delivers powerful programming that challenges adult and youth audiences to think critically and care deeply. Under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, the Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance Theatre received the Regional Theatre Tony Award® in recognition of sustained excellence in programming, education and community engagement. Known for its exemplary artistic standards and national role in creating significant theatrical works, the Alliance has premiered more than 100 original productions, professionally launching important American musicals with a strong track record of Broadway, touring and subsequent productions, including the Tony Award winners The Color Purple, based on the Alice Walker novel; Aida by Elton John and Tim Rice; and Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Recent musical premieres include Sister Act: The Musical, Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, Bring It On: The Musical, Stephen King and John Mellencamp’s Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Tuck Everlasting, Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story, The Prom and, most recently, Janece Shaffer and Kristian Bush’s Troubadour. The Alliance also creates and nurtures the careers of emerging writers through the Alliance/ Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, producing the world premiere for the competition winner as part of the regular season. The Alliance is deeply committed to Atlanta artists, showcasing locally based artists on a nationally watched stage, and sustaining Atlanta’s artistic community through the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, providing developmental support and production resources for an annual roster of locally sourced performance projects. The Alliance’s dedication to providing access to the arts is reflected in its commitment to creating new work for all ages, and to bringing that work into classrooms and communities across Atlanta and throughout the region. More than 80,000 students each year experience age-specific professional performances and participate in acting classes, drama camps and in-school initiatives through the Alliance Theatre Acting Program and Education Department. The Alliance’s groundbreaking Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young performances offer professionally produced, fully interactive theater for infants and toddlers; the Palefsky Collision Project invites high school artists to create and perform new civic-minded theater based on a classic text; and community acting classes and skill-building workshops engage professional artists, young actors, business leaders and curious learners of all ages. Twice recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for leadership in arts education, the Alliance Theatre Institute equips classroom teachers with theatrical techniques that link directly to school curriculum and have been empirically proven to improve student learning. MISSION Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds on stage and off. VISION The Alliance is a beacon of leadership for the national field, while remaining deeply rooted in and reflective of our local Atlanta community. VALUES We believe that acknowledging and embracing differences in identity is essential to a dynamic cultural conversation. This is why we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of our organization and programming.

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board of directors advisory board

officers

Co-Chairs Anne Kaiser Hala Moddelmog Immediate Past Chair Reade Fahs 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 Megan Burton Peter Carter Jeffrey S. Cashdan Susan Catalfano Steve Chaddick* Tena Clark Leigh Ann Costley Allison Dukes Fred Ehlers Reade Fahs* Howard Feinsand* Andrea Freeman Richard Goerss* Pat Gunning Lila Hertz* Jocelyn Hunter* Erika James

Bob Jimenez Sam Johnson* Anne Kaiser* John Keller Lauren Kiefer* Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Alan McKeon* Dori Miller Hala Moddelmog* Phil Moïse* Jane Morgan^ Maureen Morrison Josh Owen Victoria Palefsky* Paul Pendergrass Scott Pioli Helen Smith Price Asif Ramji Sean Reardon Patty Reid Margaret Reiser* Matthew Richburg Maurice Rosenbaum Steve Selig Pam Sessions Doug Shipman^* Mark Silberman Chris Sizemore Bill Sleeper Bronson Smith E. Kendrick Smith Karen Spiegel Chandra Stephens-Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker Jill Thomas Rosemarie Thurston Benny Varzi Rebekah Wasserman Brad Watkins Cynthia Widner Wall Jill Wilson Paul Wrights Todd Zeldin

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Advisory Board Chair Laura Hardman* Vice Chair Phil Moïse* Andrew Agan Joel Alvarado Chris Appleton Maurice Baker Shana Basnight Heidi Boykin Tarsha Calloway Madison Cario Sarah Chatel Nisha Choksi Ezra Cohen Emily Decker Makeba Dixon-Hill Angela Edmond Dale A. Ferguson Ashby Fox Patricia Garrett Matthew Geller Karen Gentry Sarah Frances Giovino Henry Gonzalez Hari Gopal Arlene Warshaw Gould September Gray Kimberley Joiner Hale Elizabeth Hall Nancy Halwig Janet Stovall Harrell Karl Jennings Michael Kaluzny Gloria Kantor Rachelle Kuramoto Mark Lee Lauren Linder Carolina Margarella Ryland McClendon Darryal McCullough Carol Meadows Marjorie Mitchell Dedi Mohr Michelle Morgan

Valerie Mosley Deborah G. Neese Joan Netzel Gail O’Neill Michael Parver Hetal Patel Kathy Portnoy Jason Rhoades Robyn Roberts Jibran Shermohammed Robert D. Simmermon Nicola Smith Jennifer L. Streeter Mark E. Swinton Chuck Taylor Natasha Trethewey Alexandra Tucci Nseabasi Ufot Roxanne Varzi Diletha Waldon Charmaine Ward Amanda Watkins Ellen Adair Wyche Jennifer Yoffy * Executive Committee Member ^ Ex-officio

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President, STARS Jane Morgan Chairman, Theater Advocates Andjela Kessler Chairman, Theater Educators Myra Medlin & Faye Windham Chairman, Theater Ushers Mary Wellington Chairman, Hospitality Susan Stiefel


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

★★★★★★★ $250,000+ The Coca-Cola Company Anonymous The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Rich Foundation Spray Foundation, Inc. Wells Fargo Foundation

★★★★★★ $100,000+ The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation AT&T Delta Air Lines, Inc. The David, Helen and Marian Woodward Foundation The Edgerton Foundation

The Home Depot Foundation The Kendeda Fund The Shubert Foundation The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Turner

★★★★★ $50,000+ The Carter’s Charitable Foundation Fulton County Board of Commissioners Kaiser Permanente PNC

R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Wal-Mart Foundation The Zeist Foundation

★★★★ $25,000+ Atlanta Foundation Camp-Younts Foundation City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Georgia Natural Gas MAP Fund

Oscar G. & Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation

★★★ $10,000+ The Abraham J & Phyllis Katz Foundation The Allstate Foundation Alston & Bird Anonymous Cartoon Network

DS Services Georgia Council for the Arts Georgia-Pacific Corporation Georgia Power Hire Profile

Paymetric Rotary Education Foundation Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation Frances Wood Wilson Foundation

William and Eva Fox Foundation John and Mary Franklin Foundation Jones Day King & Spalding The Kroger Company National Distributing Company

Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright/ Northwestern Benefit Corporation of Georgia Theatre Communications Group Theatre Forward

★★ $5,000+ Anonymous Aon Risk Solutions George M. Brown Trust of Atlanta Cobb EMC Community Foundation DeepStream VR DocAuto

By attending our theatre, you have made a powerful statement about how important the arts are to you. With the 2017/18 Season, the Alliance Theatre turns 49. Help us celebrate the power of great theatre for 49 years by making another statement of support louder than any standing ovation. Visit our website at alliancetheatre.org and click on Donate.

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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.

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annual fund Individual donors contribute more than $2 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 for the 2017/18 season from December 1, 2016 through January 15, 2018.

PREMIERE SUPPORT Spotlight $100,000+

Leadership Circle $15,000+

Director’s Circle $10,000+

SKK Foundation

Ms. Kristin Adams Farideh & Ali Azadi Foundation Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Laura Brightwell Ann & Jeff Cramer Ellen & Howard Feinsand Doris & Matthew Geller Jocelyn J. Hunter Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer Jane & Hicks Lanier Phil & Caroline Moïse Bob & Margaret Reiser Linda & Steve Selig; Kathy & Steve Kuranoff Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker, Charles* & Delores Stephens Benny & Roxanne Varzi Paul Wrights

Anonymous James Anderson The Balloun Family Megan Burton Mr. & Mrs. Peter Carter Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Cashdan Ms. Tena Clark & Ms. Michelle LeClair LeighAnn & Chad Costley Mr. & Mrs. William Dukes Marsha & Richard Goerss Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Virginia Hepner & Malcolm Barnes Doug & Lila Hertz Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt Bob Jimenez Sam Johnson John C. Keller David & Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Terri Bonoff & Matthew Knopf Ms. Evelyn Ashley & Mr. Alan B. McKeon Hala & Steve Moddelmog Phil & Caroline Moïse Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Stephen & Marjorie Osheroff L. Paul Pendergrass

$5,000+

$2,500+

Anonymous Mr.&Mrs. Thomas J. Asher Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Ms. Blitch Ann Bird Frank Buonanotte Franklin & Dorothy Chandler Ezra Cohen Charitable Trust Kitty & Ezra Cohen Linda & Gene Davidson Diane Durgin Eve Eckardt Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Freeman Dr. Marvin Goldstein Erin & John Heyman Mrs. Erika James David L. Kuniansky Mr. & Mrs. John S. Markwalter, Jr. Anna & Hays Mershon Dori & Jack Miller Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Mr. Thomas Pinckney Scott, Dallas, & Mia Pioli Helen Smith Price Walter W. Mitchell & Marci Schmerler Dr. & Mrs. R. K. Sehgal Brian Shively & Jim Jinhong William & Margarita Sleeper Mr. & Mrs. Sandeep Soni Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Lynne & Steve Steindel Russell B. Still In honor of Carol Jones Lisa Cannon-Taylor & Chuck Taylor Ms. Kathy Waller & Mr. Kenny Goggins

Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Theodore & Andrea Altholz Ellen Arnovitz Phyllis Kozarsky & Eliot Arnovitz John & Lynn Ayers Lisa & Joe Bankoff Deborah L. Bannworth & Joy Lynn Fields Mr. & Mrs. Roland L. Bates Karen Beardslee & Susie McGinnis Candace & Jeffrey Bell Ariana L. Hargrave Shirley Blaine Ms. Christina Bortz Anonymous Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Frank & Mary Anne Chew Mark & Ruth Coan Rita & Ralph Connell Susan & Ed Croft Ann & Jim Curry Marcia & John Donnell Eierman Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Norman Elliott The Robert S. Elster Foundation John & Cindy Ethridge Diane & Daryl Evans David & Jessica Felfoldi Mr. & Mrs. John D. Fuller J. Alston Gardner Ms. Patricia C. Garrett Heidi & David Geller John Vaught & Karen Gentry Mr. Henry Gonzalez & Mrs. Bebe Kokab Mr. & Mrs. Laurence O. Gray

Mr. Kevin Greiner & Mrs. Robyn S. Roberts Terrence Hahn & Joan Stanescu Mrs. Carrie G. Hall Lynne & Jack Halpern Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman John Haupert & Bryan Brooks Dr. Wendy Heckelman Henry & Etta Raye Hirsch Foundation Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Linda & Richard Hubert Jason & Laurie Jeffay Mr. & Mrs. Lee Jenkins Mr. & Mrs. John Lee Leslie D. Leigh M.D. Eddie & Debbie Levin Dr. Roger Lewis Lubo Fund Debbie & Lon Neese Kristie L. Madara Jeffrey & Cynthia McCreary Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger Ms. Nancy S. Millett Dedi & Julian Mohr Mrs. Lesley R. Morgan Mr. Michael Morgan June M. Morrison Dr. Phillip Parham & Ms. Carin Williams Susan & David Peterson Sam & Barbara Pettway Norm & Lindy Radow Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak Denise Raynor Helen M. Regenstein Mr.&Mrs. Chip Rumely Mr. Ronald B. Russell & Mr. Tommy Sweat Sharon & David Schachter Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Sonny & Jeanne Seals

$50,000+ Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith Patty & Doug Reid Artistic Director’s Circle $35,000+ Barbara & Steve Chaddick Anne & Mark Kaiser Starr Moore & the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Victoria & Howard Palefsky Sally G. Tomlinson Chairman’s Circle $25,000+ The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Stephanie Blank Susan&Tony Catalfano Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile Katie & Reade Fahs David & Carolyn Gould Mr. & Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins

Mr. & Mrs. Asif Ramji Dan & Garnet Reardon Mr. & Mrs. Sean Reardon Dr. & Mrs. Matt Richburg Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Pam Sessions & Don Donnelly Mark & Linda Silberman Mr. & Mrs. Chris Sizemore Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Karen & John Spiegel Tim & Maria Tassopoulous Rosemarie & David Thurston Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund Waffle House Susan & Tom Wardell Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Ramona & Ben White Suzy Wilner Mr. & Mrs. Monte Wilson Joni Winston Woodruff Arts Center President’s Fund Amy & Todd Zeldin

BENEFACTORS

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Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III Charlotte & Tom Shields Benjamin R. Sillins Karen & Alex Stickney Susan & Alan Stiefel Maria-Ruth Storts Mark Swinton Kathy & Ron Tomajko Michael & June Tompkins Cynthia Widner Wall & James A. Wall Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Wiley, Jr. Chuck Wolf John & Kathy Zamer $1,500+ Judge Gregory A. Adams & Wanda C. Adams Diane & Kent Alexander Elaine & Miles Alexander Dr. Rhona S. Applebaum & Mr. Mark Peabody Mary Allen Arnold Elizabeth & John Bacon Joselyn & Bobby Baker Mr.&Mrs. Billy Bauman Mr. Gregg D. Bedol Mark & Pam Bell Mr. & Mrs. John Benator Leslie & Bruce Berman Karen & David Birnbrey Sara & Alex Brown Aubrey & Carol Bush Susan & Tom Callaway Candace Carson Dr. & Mrs. S. Wright Caughman Melodie H. Clayton Rita & Ralph Connell Brad & Sally Currey Bill Damaschke


annual fund Individual donors contribute more than $2 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 for the 2017/18 season from December 1, 2016 through January 15, 2018. $1,500+ (continued) George & Bonnie Daneker Ralph & Ree Edwards Ms. Lois Kuniansky & Mr. Ricky Eichholz Mr. & Mrs. Tim Eyerly Michael & Jody Feldman Ms. Dale A. Ferguson Andrew & Wendie Fisher Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Debbie Frank & Sandy McDonald Viki & Paul Freeman Linda M. Garrett Karen & Andrew Ghertner Mr. & Mrs. Judson Graves Melinda Cooper Holladay & Phil Holladay Stephen & Taylor Horne Dr. Joyce F. Houser Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Howerton III Mark Keiser Dr. William A. Kiser Brian & Carrie Kurlander

Sheri & Steven Labovitz Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh, III Jim & Jo McLean Judy & Lester Miller The Zaban Foundation Janice & Tom Munsterman Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Mr. & Mrs. Chau Nguyen John & Helen Parker Peg Petersen Erin Quinn Ratonyi Family Philanthropic Fund Rebecca & John Reeves Dr. Susan Rifkin & Mr. David Rifkin Mr. Steve A. Robinson Peter & Alice Rogers Dr. & Mrs. Fredric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Michael Salyards Mr. Scott Seydel & Mrs. Pat Mitchell-Seydel Fred & Diane Shaftman

Nancy & Gerald Silverboard Dr. & Mrs. Robert Simmermon Ricardo Simon David & Virginia Sjoquist Victoria Sloan Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Smith Fred B. Smith Mr. & Mrs. David Souerwine Chirs & Allyson Speaks Tony Spurlin Barry Spurlock Elizabeth Stafford Jim & Janie Stratigos Helaine & Richard Sugarman Dr. & Mrs. Michael Szikman Faye Tate Arlene & David Taylor Lanie Taylor & Evan Pontz Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Mr.&Mrs. Rob Taylor Robert Thompson & John Stegall Mr. & Mrs. William H. Townsend Ms. Natasha Trethewey

Wanda & Robert Truesdale John & Bunny Underwood Mr. & Mrs. Jerel Verner Mr. & Mrs. Ted Verren Ms. Avril Vignos Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Vivona Mr. Tom Warner & Mrs. Vicki Warner Caitlin Way Brooke Weinmann In Honor of Winston Weinmann Greg & Teresa Wellborn Jack Wexler Mr. & Mrs. D. K. Wheeler Mr. D. Richard Williams & Ms. Janet M. Lavine Sue S. Williams Tom Williams Mr. Jorn Winter Kareem Yearwood Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Young Dr. & Mrs. Feroze A. Yusufji

PATRONS $1,000+ Dr.&Mrs. Joel Adler Bruce & Elizabeth Herman Pearlann & Jerry Horowitz Michael Kaluzny Suzanne & Thad King Kristin Hathaway Hansen Ms. Susan L Nardelli Ann Starr & Kent Nelson Patricia Northcutt Dr. Jerry & Mrs. Linda Richman Dr. & Mrs. Charles Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. George Russell Jane & Rein Saral Sam Schwartz & Lynn Goldowski Doug Shipman & Bijal Shah Jane E. Shivers The Shockley Family Susan & Jay Smith Nicola Smith Jenny Streeter Judith & Mark Taylor Mrs. & Mr. Velma C. Tilley Lorre L. Trytten Ttee Jeff Tucker Vogel Family Foundation Penn & Sally Wells Adrienne Whitehead Melody Wilder Wilson & David Wilson Mrs. Wadleigh Winship Patricia & James Wilkerson Ms. Amy Winokur Lynne Winship William & Nancy Yang

Alliance Theatre Staff Giving We would like to thank the following Alliance Theatre & Woodruff Arts Center staff members who have contributed to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and Transformation Campaign. Emika Abe Jessica Boatright Susan V. Booth Scott Bowne Kristen Buckley Jamie Clements Kat Conley Patrick Conley Liz Davis Megan DeWitt Smith Lynn Donoghue Christina Dresser Jody Feldman Collins Goss Kristin Hathaway Hansen Danielle Hicks Jim Hubbert

Rachel Jones Max Leventhal Kyle Longwell Liz Lyons Suzanne Morris Christopher Moses Margo Moskowitz Victor Mouledoux Janine Musholt Patrick Myers Rosemary Newcott J. Noble Johnnie Oliver Courtney O’Neill Willie Palmer Parks Thomas Pinckney Rebecca Pogue

Mike Schleifer Amy Schwartz Doug Shipman Brian Shively Vincent Simons Matthew Tanner Laura Thruston Bret Torbeck Brenda Turner Sarah Wallis Caitlin Way Cindy Lou Who Jackie Williams Jennifer Williford Michael Winn

* Deceased

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annual fund 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 own person 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 Caitlin Way at 404.733.4757 or Caitlin.Way@alliancetheatre.org. Rita M. Anderson Anonymous Betty Blondeau-Russell Jim & Anne Breedlove Ezra Cohen Ann & Jeff Cramer Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft, III Sallie Adams Daniel Linda & Gene Davidson Diane Durgin Elizabeth Etoll Howard & Ellen Feinsand

Laura & John Hardman Glen E. & Nancy Hesler P.J. Younglove Hovey William C. Hyde Lauren & David Kiefer Virginia Vann* & Ken Large Anna & Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. John McColskey Phil & Caroline Moïse Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Victoria & Howard Palefsky Jan Pomerantz

Helen M. Regenstein Margaret & Bob Reiser Neal & Tricia Schachtel Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton, III Jane E. Shivers Roger J. Smith & Christopher M. Jones Wayne & Lee Harper Vason Rick & Terri 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. Please visit alliancetheatre.org/match to find out if your employer will match your contribution. American Express GE Energy Norfolk Southern Corporation AIG Corporation Georgia Power Plum Creek Aon Risk Solutions Home Depot Foundation Prudential Financial AT&T Honda Motor Co. Publix Super Markets Bank of America/Merrill Lynch IBM Corporation Sprint Bryan Cave-Powell Goldstein JPMorgan Chase SunTrust Foundation Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Kimberly-Clark Foundation Time Warner, Inc. Chubb Corporation Macy’s Foundation Verizon Corporation The Coca-Cola Company McDonald’s Corporation Yahoo! Deloitte Microsoft Corporation Wells Fargo Equifax, Inc. Neiman Marcus 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 fundsaving and fund-raising 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 Destiny Stancil at destiny.stancil@alliancetheatre.org.

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THE WOODRUFF CIRCLE

Woodruff Circle members each contribute more than $250,000 annually to support 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 44 partners who lead our efforts to ensure the arts thrive in our community.

$1 MILLION+

RHONDA AND DAN CATHY

WALTER CLAY HILL & FAMILY FOUNDATION A FRIEND OF THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

$500,000+ Gordon W. Bailey

Bank of America Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun

Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Home Depot Foundation Invesco Ltd. Sarah and Jim Kennedy

The Marcus Foundation, Inc.

A FRIEND OF THE WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER

SunTrust Teammates

SunTrust Foundation SunTrust Trusteed Foundations: Harriet McDaniel Marshall Trust Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust

WellsFargo The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

The Sara Giles Moore Foundation

$400,000+ Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation The Douglas J. Hertz Family Lucy R. and Gary Lee, Jr.

$300,000+ King & Spalding, Partners & Employees PNC The Rich Foundation Spray Foundation, Inc.

$250,000+

Estate of Andrew Musselman PwC, Partners & Employees Tull Charitable Foundation

Turner

UPS Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood

KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees

Victoria and Howard Palefsky Mr. and Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Patty and Doug Reid Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot

Contributions Made: June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017

Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors

The Antinori Foundation / Ron and Susan Antinori

Deloitte, its Partners & Employees

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alliance theatre staff ARTISTIC Jennings Hertz Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan V. Booth Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosemary Newcott Producer & Casting Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jody Feldman Director of New Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Celise Kalke Playwright in Residence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pearl Cleage Casting & Engagement Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hershey Millner Spelman Leadership Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maya Lawrence Yale Directing Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beth Dinkova Kenny Leon Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ibi Owolabi Literary Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Graf Evans Spelman Interns . . . . . . . . . . La’Candis Brown, Joi Elaine Porter, Eniola Sodeke Reiser Lab Artists . . . . Melissa Foulger, Keith Franklin, Hank Kimmel, Eric Little, Daphne Mintz, Lee Osorio, Angela Farr Schiller, Tisha Whitaker, Anthony White, Rodney Williams

Properties Properties Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Liz Lyons Master Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Cooper Morris Props Artisans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Butkovich, Kimberly Townsend Scenery Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Longwell Assistant Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruth Richardson Shop Foreman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Conley Lead Welder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Lyons Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manny Abreo, Cassie Garner, Marlon Wilson Charge Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kat Conley Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy Brooks Sound Resident Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clay Benning Production Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michelle Jarvis Sound Engineers . . . . . . . . . . Emma Lipsitt, Holly O’Reagan, Graham Schwartz

Production Management Director of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victor W. Smith Associate Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margo Moskowitz Stage Management Resident Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bret Torbeck Alliance Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Campbell, lark hackshaw, Costumes Kara Procell, Jayson T. Waddell, R. Lamar Williams Director of Costume Shop and Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer Henderson Assistant Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April Andrew Stage Management Production Assistants . . . . . Skylar Burks, Ashley Dickey, Allison Kelly Design Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Clockel Drapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Kennedy, Cindy Lou Who Craftsmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Diana L. Thomas Stage Operations Stitchers/1st Hands . . . . . . . . . . Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Brett Parker Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bowne Wig Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Ewing Assistant Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Courtney O’Neill Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hauzia Conyers, Katy Munroe, Niki Traxler Crew Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vincent Simons Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Palmer Parks Automation Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Victor Mouledoux Jr. Electrics Lighting and Projections Department Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steven Love Properties Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haylee Scott Staff Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gabby Ide, Steve Jordan, Lauren Robinson EDUCATION Dan Reardon Director of Education Teaching Artists (cont’d) . . . . . Neeley Gossett, Al Hamacher, Robert Hindsman, & Associate Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Moses Mira Hirsch, Catherine Dee Holly, Elizabeth Horn, BJ Hughes, Jenna Jackson, Administrative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Jones Rachel Jones, Carole Kaboya, Ameenah Kaplan, Ashe Kazanjian, Adam King, David Kote, LeeAnna Lambert, Clayton Landey, Bethany Lind Mendenhall, Database & Content Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Dresser Nicole Livieratos, Amy Lucas, Barry Stewart Mann, Cara Mantella, Gloria Martin, Family Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Aston Bosworth Early Childhood Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristen Buckley Mari Martinez, Patrick McColery, Bryan Mercer, Karin Mervis, Sarah Newby Halicks, Rosemary Newcott, Donal Noonan, Lee Nowell, Teundras Oaks, Teen & Adult Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Wallis Mary Emily O’Bradovich, Lee Osorio, Brooke Owens, Jeremiah Parker Hobbs, Institute Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Pogue Tafee Patterson, Kelsey Poole, J.L. Reed, Gabriella Rosado, Julissa Sabino, Manager of Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Davis Viviana Sawyer, Linda Sherbert, David Sterritt, Jasmine Thomas, Education Customer Service Associates . . . . . . . . Nicole Kang, Tiffany Porter Ebony Tucker, Mark Valdez, Jose Vasquez, Amanda Wansa Morgan, Camp Coordinator & Family Programs Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . Aierelle McGill Rachel Wansker, Andrea Washington, Davia Weatherill, Caitlyn Weaver, Communications Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .J. Noble Katy Whitson, Vallea Woodbury, Melissa Word Education Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Bunch Education Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin Geter Teen Ensemble Members . . . . . Austin Anderson, Gillian Baker, Laughton Berry, Tyler Bey, Caroline Caden, Amiel Djoume, Kalonjee Gallimore, Travis Harper, Teaching Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will Amato, Ricardo Aponte, Kim Bowers-Rheay Baran, Jared Brodie, Chelsea Brown, Danye Brown, Laila Henderson, Skylar Hensley, Jalexis James, Daisy Jinadu, Barbara Kincaid, Kati-Grace Brown, Lon Bumgarner, Kevin Bunch, Kirstin Calvert, Kara Cantrell, Joshua Lelonek, Marshall Mabry, Geordyn Marks, Taylor McKinney, Katie Causey, Greg Changnon, Hannah Chatham, Hannah Church, Steve Coulter, William Milhouse, Jordan Powell, Adirah Robinson, Kellie Rodriquez, Megan Cramer, Nakeisha Daniel, Ben Davis, Theresa Davis, Shelli Delgado, Emmanuel Rojas, Monique Schloss, Stella Storino, Ever Taylor Phillip DePoy, Jorge Donoso, John Doyle, Rachael Endrizzi, Jessica Espinoza, Hao Feng, Shelby Folks, Sharon Foote, Daryl Funn, Allison Gardner, MANAGEMENT Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Schleifer Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Thruston Off-Site Season Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donya K. Washington Assistant Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emika Abe 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patrick Myers Administration/Education Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elecia Crowley Development Director of Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Clements Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . Caitlin Way Grants Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Collins Goss Development Manager, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julianne Gambert Development Coordinator, Board Relations & Special Events . . . Lindsay Ridgeway

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DINING GUIDE AMERICAN LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR — It’s hard to beat the location (across from the Fox Theatre in the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco seating area. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404.897.5000, livingstonatlanta.com. M LOBBY — The much-praised Lobby Bar and Bistro is a stylish yet casual modern American bistro that entices guests with its tempting aromas and alluring atmosphere.. 361 17th St. NE, 404.961.7370, lobbyattwelve.com, M ONE. MIDTOWN KITCHEN — This oneof-a-kind concept, located in a renovated urban warehouse, offers approachable, high-energy American cuisine. Whether it is small plates or a three-course meal, ONE adds gourmet flair using the freshest seasonal ingredients. 559 Dutch Valley Road, 404.892.4111, onemidtownkitchen.com. M PACES & VINE — Located in The Vinings Jubilee with classic American comfort food crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Shared plates, fish, steaks. Wine-centric bar with craft cocktails. Weekday lunch, weekend brunch and dinner menus led by Atlanta Chef Kyle Schmidt who comes to Paces & Vine after eight years in Atlanta kitchens King and Duke, JCT Kitchen and No. 246, among others. Lunch, dinner, Saturday and Sunday brunch.. 4300 Paces Ferry Road, 404.205.8255, pacesandvine. com. V PARISH — Unique people, delicious food and good-for-the-Earth goods all come together at this brasserie and neighborhood café. Step off the BeltLine and join the vibrant culture of Inman Park. Whether you go upstairs to the brasserie or head downstairs to the café, expect inspired familiar American food, inventive beverages and warm hospitality. 240 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.681.4434, parishatl.com. OFW 42 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

SOHO — American-style bistro offers fish and seafood, beef, game and poultry, with gluten-free lunch and dinner options, plus their specially-priced Cobb Energy Centre theater menu will get you in and out with plenty of time to make the performance; just show your tickets to your server. Different weekly “wine and tapas” flights debut each Wednesday night. Vinings Jubilee, 4300 Paces Ferry Road, 770.801.0069, sohoatlanta.com. V TWO URBAN LICKS — Heats up the Atlanta restaurant scene with its fiery American cooking. The experience available at TWO urban licks has made it one of the city’s busiest restaurants on a nightly basis. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404.522.4622, twourbanlicks.com. M AMERICAN/STEAKHOUSE ROOM AT TWELVE — Go to this modern American steakhouse for drinks, steaks and sushi. You’ll find it on West Peachtree Street in the boutique TWELVE Hotel, Centennial Park. Room is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call or visit for reservations and more. 400 Peachtree St NW, #12, 404.418.1250. roomattwelve.com, D RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE — A favorite local steakhouse with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hot spots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Four locations:

NEIGHBORHOOD CODES A Alpharetta

M Midtown

BR Brookhaven

NA North Atlanta

BW Brookwood

OFW Old Fourth Ward

B Buckhead

P

Perimeter Mall

D Downtown

SS

Sandy Springs

DK DeKalb

V Vinings

DW Dunwoody

VH

IP

W Westside

Inman Park

Virginia Highland


THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE Alpharetta, 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, 770.777.1500; Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Road NE, 404.365.0660; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St. NW, 404.223.6500; Kennesaw, 620 Chastain Road NW, 770.420.1985; ruthschris. com. A, B, D

BREW PUB/GOURMET PUB FARE GORDON BIERSCH — Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this breweryrestaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. 242 Peachtree Road NE, 404.264.0253, gordonbiersch.com. B

SOUTH CITY KITCHEN — With a stylish, Southern-contemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Three locations: Buckhead: 3350 Peachtree Rd #175, 404.815-6677; Midtown: 1144 Crescent Ave., 404.873.7358; Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Parkway, 770.435.0700, southcitykitchen.com. B, M, V

THE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN — This Southern-inspired gastropub located in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta “celebrates every aspect of what it means to be from the South,” using locally sourced ingredients in their fresh, modern take on traditional dishes. Beverages? Your choices run from barrel-aged cocktails to bottled libations to adult beverages on tap, along with New World wines and craft beers and the “perfect” mint julep. 3035 Peachtree Rd., NE, Suite A208, 404.939.9845, thesoutherngentlemanatl.com. B

ATLANTA — STK blends a chic lounge and a dynamic fine dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse. Midtown: 1075 Peachtree St., NE (at 12th St.); 404.793.0144, togrp.com/venue/stk-atlanta. M

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crafted for you Still going strong in Buckhead 3242 PEACHTREE RD. NE BUCKHEAD

6 miles north of the Fox Theatre 404.264.0253

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THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE BREW PUB/GOURMET PUB FARE TAP –A GASTROPUB — The spot for seasonally driven, innovative comfort food. An extensive international beer list and innovative barrel wine program make TAP a convivial place to have a pint. 1180 Peachtree St. NE, 404.347.2220, tapat1180.com. M

DINNER THEATER LIPS-ATLANTA — Part cocktail bar, part restaurant, part wa-a-ay over-the-top dinner theater in Brookhaven. The only things padded here are the waitresses. Open Wed.Sun. only. Reservations required for dinner shows (not for the bar). Complimentary on-site valet parking. See website for more important information. 3011 Buford Hwy, 404.315.7711, atldragshow.com, BH EUROPEAN FUSION ECCO — Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a best new restaurant in America. It’s received raves for its wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 7th St. NE, 404.347.9555, ecco-atlanta.com. M ITALIAN LA TAVOLA — Neighborhood hub for classic Italian comfort food has a cozy, exposedbrick interior & a back patio. 992 Virginia Ave. NE, 404.873.5430, latavolatrattoria.com. M MEXICAN ALMA — A refreshing approach to contemporary Mexican cuisine. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin American flavors in vibrant dishes that feel familiar and new all at once. 191 Peachtree St. NE, 404.968.9662, alma-atlanta.com. D 44 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

HERBAN FIX’s sweet pea ravioli in curry jus with leeks and assorted mushrooms.

EL TACO — An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and tasty margaritas. 1186 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.873.4656, eltaco-atlanta.com.VH SPANISH/IBERIAN FUSION GYPSY KITCHEN — The culinary riches of Spain, influenced by Moroccan and Indian cuisines; sharable Spanish snacks and plates served in a stylish modern atmosphere in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. 3035 Peachtree Rd., NE, Suite A209, 404.939.9840, gypsykitchenatl.com. B SEAFOOD/SUSHI LURE — A modern interpretation of a classic fish house with a focus on seasonality and freshness. 1106 Crescent Ave., 404.817.3650. lure-atlanta.com. M VEGAN HERBAN FIX — With a mission to share the best fusion vegan cuisine with local residents, businesses and visitors, Herban Fix offers a fusion vegan menu to let you experience the most iconic food throughout different parts of Asia. Taking inspiration from various cuisines, the menu at Herban Fix is carefully crafted and plated and all the dishes are designed for sharing. Ingredients are premium select, organic, fresh and aimed at good health as well as great taste. 565-A Peachtree Street NE, 404.815.8787. herbanfix.com. M

HARBAN FIX

CREOLE/CAJUN COPELAND’S OF NEW ORLEANS — Bayou fare, plus steak, chicken, pasta and sandwiches. Fresh desserts and pastries from the Cheesecake Bakery. Live Jazz Sunday brunch buffet. A favorite gathering spot for Saints fans. Libations include the “Pontchartrain Beach” martini. Lunch, brunch, dinner. Takeout available. 3101 Cobb Parkway, 770.612.3311, copelandsatlanta. com. V


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