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Folks need to celebrate. Every culture has special days of thanks. Even amongst the deepest disasters and the hardest times, we celebrate. The Cratchits sit together at a table on Christmas Eve with barely enough food to taste. Scrooge’s Welcome to the world of Mike.up in celebration—particularly happiest memories are wrapped the Fezziwig party. Fred proclaims the season the time of “the The encountered Mike Daisey, I was sitting year first whentime men Iand women seem by one consent to open theirin the front row of a crowded pub (not of the British variety, shut up hearts freely.” He will not allow his uncle to dampen his celebration. but of the Public Theater “Joe’s Pub” variety). The lights
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Every age has its political satirist, and I think Mike’s ours. He wrestles the big bears to the ground — capitalism, provincialism, snobby elitism — you name the “ism,” Mike’s gone a round with it. He’s fierce, he’s fearless and he’s the wake up call our sometimes muffled age requires. And he is, as we used to say in Ohio, more fun than bowling. (And I like bowling.) Rosemary Newcott Buckle your seatbelts and gird your loins — the show’s about to begin.
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collide Mike Daisey on The Last Cargo Cult and his unique approach to theatre by kristi casey sanders
magine waking up on an island where people don’t believe in using money while the rest of the world is experiencing an epic financial meltdown. Monologist Mike Daisey did just that, and what he discovered eventually became the genesis of The Last Cargo Cult. “All [my] monologues emerge from the collision of my obsessions ... and the need to be heard,” Daisey says. “During the period of the ‘great financial instability,’ before the crash in November of 2008, the news every day was even more unbelievable than the day before. One night, while I was surfing the Web, I saw something on the island of Tanna and how they celebrate John Frum Day, where they ... retell the history of America in dance and song, and I knew I had to go.” Daisey flew to Tanna for the annual celebration on Feb. 15, 2009, and stayed for the better part of a month. “I arrived there with a huge set of assumptions,” he remembers. “At the same time
I was still shocked by how powerful the threads of money and economy were. But I didn’t realize how shocking it’d be ... to be in a human society that’s not using money as a central system for the transference of power. I didn’t expect it to be as moving as it was, and it caused me to reassess the role of money in my own life.” When he returned to America, Daisey continued his work on other shows, but started interviewing economists, studying macroeconomics and learning all he could about why the financial system collapsed. By June 2009, he was ready to start weaving the two threads of The Last Cargo Cult — the cargo cult-worshipping people of Tanna and the financial meltdown — into one unified story he could tell in front of an audience. But Daisey is not a traditional playwright, performer or storyteller. His scripts exist only as an outline, which are created 24 hours before being performed
live. During the show, his monologues ebb and flow in a rhythm dictated by the emotional climate of his audience. Like a jazz musician, Daisey relies on the existence of a deep, core structure, which forms a basic score. That sturdy base allows him to create the transitions extemporaneously, subverting audience expectations while attending to their deeper needs in order to create something truly unique night after night. “To be quite honest, the line between a workshop and a premiere [for me] is blurry,” Daisey admits. “Production values rise to some extent in terms of set and choices of lighting, but the truth is that the work itself is born at the first performance. Then it’s just a matter of refining it, shifting and moving it in different visions and revisions of that original story.”
After each performance, Daisey and his wife/director Jean-Michele Gregory sit down to review that evening’s work, analyzing each scene and honing it. “At this point, I think of [The Last Cargo Cult] as a young adult; I know how I want to communicate it, so I’m only changing it about 10 to 15 percent a night,” Daisey says. “However, when I set a monologue down for any length of time, because I do them in repertory, there will be large shifts. The beginning of the run at Alliance will be like that.” The day after Easter, Daisey will appear in a special one-night-only performance of his monologue How Theater Failed America on the Alliance’s mainstage. Afterwards, he will helm a panel of local Atlanta theatre artists as they discuss the state of the industry. For more information, visit alliancetheatre.org.
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MANI HEM I GUD LAIF. BUT MANI I MEKEM MAN I, STAP RAPEM BRATA MO SISTA BLONG HEN. BILIF IN UNION. IN CUSTOM, SPIRIT, STAMPA LAIF LONG WOL. GUD LAIF. — John Frum Movement, traditional ***
There is a war between the rich and poor A war between the man and the woman There is a war between the ones who say there is a war and the ones who say that there isn’t Why don’t you come on back to the war? That’s right, get in it Why don’t you come on back to the war? It’s just beginning — Leonard Cohen, traditional ***
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Mike Daisey........................................................................ Creator and Performer Jean-Michele Gregory............................................................................... Director *Pat A. Flora.................................... Production Stage Manager (Mar. 16 – Mar. 28) *lark hackshaw.................................Production Stage Manager (Mar. 30 – Apr. 11) Pete Shinn................................................................................. Lighting Designer *Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
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Special Event: How Theater Failed America Monday, Apr. 5, 2010, at 7 p.m., Hertz Stage Mike Daisey brings his most controversial monologue to the Alliance Stage for one night only, sinking his razor-sharp wit into a subject he knows well: the American theater. In this acclaimed monologue about theater, failure, passion and hope, Daisey fearlessly takes stock of the state of theater in America: a shrinking world with smaller audiences every year. He tells his own story of a life in the theater, both hilarious and heartfelt, as he challenges us to believe in the power of live theater while questioning the state of things today. From gorgeous new theaters standing empty as cathedrals, to “successful” working actors traveling like migrant farmhands, to an arts culture unwilling to speak or listen to its own nation, Daisey seeks answers to essential and dangerous questions about the art we’re making, the legacy we leave the future and who it is we believe we’re speaking to. This one-night performance of How Theater Failed America will be followed by a roundtable on the state of the American theater, featuring theater artists and administrators across Atlanta’s theater community in conversation with each other and the audience. Tickets for this special event are $10 and may be reserved online or by calling the Box Office at 404.733.5000.
profiles MIKE DAISEY (Creator and Performer) has been called “the master storyteller” and “one of the finest solo performers of his generation” by the New York Times for his groundbreaking monologues which weave together autobiography, gonzo journalism, and unscripted performance to tell hilarious and heartbreaking stories that cut to the bone, exposing secret histories and unexpected connections. His monologues include last season’s critically acclaimed If You See Something Say Something, the controversial How Theater Failed America, the six-hour epic Great Men of Genius, the unrepeatable series All Stories Are Fiction, and the international sensation 21 Dog Years. Over the last decade, he has brought his work to venues including the Public Theater, the Cherry Lane Theater, the Barrow Street Theatre, Yale Repertory Theater, the Spoleto Festival, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Noorderzon Festival, the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, American Repertory Theatre, Perseverance Theatre, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, the Under the Radar Festival, Melbourne’s Victorian College of the Arts, Performance Space 122, and many more. He’s been a guest on the Late Show with David Letterman, as well as a commentator and contributor to Studio 360, WIRED, Vanity Fair, Slate, Salon, NPR and the BBC. His first film, Layover, was shown at the Cannes Film Festival this year, and a feature film of his monologue If You See Something Say Something will be released next year. His first book, 21 Dog Years: A Cubedweller’s Tale, was published by the Free Press and his second book, Rough Magic, a collected anthology of his monologues, will be published by TCG this fall. He has been nominated for the Outer Critics Circle Award, two Drama League Awards, and has been the recipient of the Bay Area Critics Circle Award, four Seattle Times Footlight Awards, the EST/Sloan Galileo Prize, and a MacDowell Fellowship. JEAN-MICHELE GREGORY (Director) works as a director, editor, and dramaturg, focusing on unscripted, extemporaneous theatrical works that live in the moment they are told. Working primarily with solo artists, for the last decade she has collaborated with monologuist Mike Daisey, directing his many monologues at venues across the globe, including the Public
Theater, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, the Under the Radar Festival, Yale Repertory Theatre, the Barrow Street Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Cherry Lane Theater, the Noorderzon Festival, American Repertory Theatre, Intiman, ACT Theatre, Performance Space 122, Portland Stage Company, the TBA (Time-Based Art) Festival, and many more. She also works with New York storyteller Martin Dockery (Wanderlust, The Surprise) and the Seattle-based performer and writer Suzanne Morrison (Yoga Bitch, Optimism). Her productions have received three Seattle Times Footlight Awards (21 Dog Years, Monopoly!, The Ugly American), the Bay Area Critics Circle Award (Great Men of Genius), and nominations from the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle (If You See Something Say Something). Pat A. Flora (Production Stage Manager) has been affiliated with the Alliance Theatre for 26 out of 30 years. Favorites include: Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris, Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Was Enuf, Julius Caesar, Driving Miss Daisy, Peter Pan, A Man for All Seasons, Angels in America, Falsettos, Romeo and Juliet, Woody Guthrie’s American Song, Pacific Overtures, Sleuth, In the Red and Brown Water and Doubt. International: Die Schöne und das Biest in Germany and three original musicals in England with David H. Bell. National: Camelot with Robert Goulet. Regional: King John at N.C. Shakespeare Festival; Othello and The Cherry Orchard at Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger Library; The Tempest at La Jolla Playhouse; Anthems: Culture Clash in the District and Book of Days at Arena Stage; Little Me at Northshore Music Theatre; and Crowns at the Goodman. Atlanta: Madame Butterfly with Atlanta Opera, In Stitches with Candler Creative, Fiddler on the Roof with Theodore Bikel at the Fox Theatre, The Foreigner at Theatrical Outfit and Theatre du Reve. Ms. Flora is proud to be a member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1980. lark hackshaw (Production Stage Manager) Favorites include — Off-Broadway: Langston in Harlem; Hoopz (Disney); Mama, I Want to Sing. Alliance Theatre: August Wilson’s Full Circle: Gem of the Ocean & Radio Golf; Eurydice; Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies; Jacques Brel Is alliancetheatre.org
profiles Alive and Well and Living in Paris; Jelly’s Last Jam; Five Guys Named Moe; Topdog/Underdog; King Hedley II; Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk; Wit; How I Learned to Drive. National Tours: Ain’t Misbehavin’ ; Noise/Funk national tour starring Savion Glover; Dreamgirls tour starring Jennifer Holiday. Regional: Rejoice!, True Colors Theatre Company; Soldier’s Play, Black Spectrum Theatre, NY; Blues in the Night, Arena Stage, Washington, DC; My Castle’s Rockin’, N.Carolina Black Repertory; Grease, Muny Theatre, St. Louis; DANCE: Urban Nutcracker; The Leopard Tale, Ballethnic Dance Company. Other credits: An Evening with Carol Burnett, Atlanta Symphony Hall; Line Producer/ Executive Assistant to Producing Artistic Director, North Carolina National Black Theatre Festival 1997 — present; Owner/Operator of Lark’s Production People, a labor agency for technicians. PETE SHINN (Lighting Designer) is the master electrician for the Alliance Theatre. His most recent designs have been Class of 300 LIVE, Seussical the Musical, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and Glengarry Glen Ross at the Alliance and Keeping Watch and A Christmas Memory for Theatrical Outfit. His previous designs have been with the Alliance Theatre (Alliance Stage and Hertz Stage), Actor’s Express, Horizon Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, George Street Playhouse and Delaware Repertory Theatre. SUSAN V. BOOTH (Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001. In the past eight seasons, she has initiated the Collision Project for teens, the Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition and has produced projects including The Color Purple; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Sister Act the Musical; Bring in Da’ Noise, Bring in Da’ Funk; and last season’s Jesus Christ Superstar Gospel. As a director, she has directed nationally for 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 and DePaul University and serves as adjunct faculty with Emory University. She is the immediate past president of the Board of Directors for Theatre Communications Group (the national service organization for the field) and serves on the board of the Metro Atlanta Arts and Culture Coalition. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal. email@example.com. ROSEMARY NEWCOTT (The Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth) has been directing, acting and teaching at the Alliance Theatre since 1988. Favorite Alliance Children’s Theatre directing credits include Mulan; Middle School the Musical, Class of 3000 LIVE; Goodnight Moon; Seussical the Musical; Degas’ Little Dancer; Go, Dog. Go!; Disney’s Aladdin; The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales; A Christmas Carol; Einstein is a Dummy (World Premiere); The Little Baby SnoogleFleejer; The Miracle Worker; Ferdinand the Bull; Merlin; The Music Lesson; Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse; Pinocchio 3.5; Androcles and the Lion; The Hobbit; The Book of Ruth; A Woman Called Truth; Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing; Charlotte’s Web; and the acclaimed high-school Collision Project. Newcott also has directed at the Horizon Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Center for Puppetry Arts, Academy Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Virginia Stage Company and Seaside Rep. She holds extensive stage and film acting credits. A recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Foundation Award, Newcott was named PBA Lexus Leader of the Arts and Best Director by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the 2001-02 season. In 2005, she received the GTC Distinguished Career Award. Newcott is also the recipient of a 2008 Princess Grace Special Project Grant. This spring she will direct a brand new family musical — Knufflebunny by Mo Williams — at the Kennedy Center. rosemary. firstname.lastname@example.org
why we love the alliance Why Atlanta, now? The Last Cargo Cult is the right show for right now because in times of economic turmoil, there is a craving for out-of-the-box associations, such as the collapse of the mortgage industry with cargo cults in the South Pacific. Atlantans, with our busy international airport, also look at the world with dual local and international lenses. And the Southern tradition of storytelling has prepared fertile ground for Daisey — a master of the genre from the Northeast. Mike Daisey, from his anecdotes about life at Amazon.com to his TV appearances to his interrogation of American theatre, is an American storyteller in the charismatic tradition of social commentary that has been embraced by artists ranging from Mark Twain to Bill Cosby and from Garrison Keillor to Spalding Gray.
Synopsis The Last Cargo Cult is a monologue that changes every night, so what you see today at the Alliance Theatre will be unique to you. This is Mike Daisey on his own work: “I had been obsessed with cargo cults for years. There was a period last fall when every single day the news was unbelievable in the financial markets. I was up very late and read an article about John Frum day. Every Feb. 15th everyone on Tanna gathers at the base of an erupting volcano and reenacts the history of America and of their island in dance, theatre and song. I had a moment of clarity: There are connections between the systems of faith and trust in John Frum and the faith and trust we have in financial markets. Finance is our religion.” (New York Times, 12/1/09)
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Cargo Cult/Cargo Cults by celise kalke
n 2008, an award-winning revival of the beloved classic musical, South Pacific, brought the islands of the Pacific Ocean back into the forefront of American theatre. The musical uses the experience of navy men during WWII as a backdrop to examine racial prejudice. The musical succeeds by using another culture to examine social phenomena closer to home. Mike Daisey, in his monologue The Last Cargo Cult, uses the same strategy and finds inspiration in Vanuatu (or The New Hebrides as they were known when James Michener wrote Tales of the South Pacific which inspired the musical). He journeyed to the South Pacific to study the Cargo Cult phenomena, and then uses his research to examine the financial collapse of 2008 and our contemporary worship of money. He also is using another culture to examine American social phenomena. Cargo cults grow out of the 19th century colonial experience, when island independence movements developed the iconic figure of “John Frum,” a savior who would lead islanders to freedom (often up into volcanic mountains). The American presence in the islands during WWII (1941-1945) changed the experience of global contact on these isolated civilizations. Island hopping, an American military strategy during the war, created temporary camps, which sprung up quickly in isolated jungles. As the war moved and after 1945, these same camps were quickly disbanded and disappeared.
After the war, the Tanna men were convinced that John Frum would soon join them, and hacked a primitive airstrip out of the jungle in the island’s north to tempt the expected American planes from the skies. Across the South Pacific, thousands of other cargo cult followers began devising similar plan — even building bamboo control towers strung with rope and bamboo aerials to guide in the planes, as anthropologist Kirk Huffman, who spent 17 years in Vanuatu, explains “You get cargo cults when the outside world, with all its material wealth, suddenly descends on remote, indigenous tribes.” — From “In John They Trust,” Paul Raffaele, Smithsonian magazine, Feb. 2006
The island residents became fascinated with the cargo drops that made all this activity possible, as well as the African-American GIs, with whom the residents felt a common bond. Cargo cults formed to summon, once again, this “cargo” to establish both creature comforts and a time of plenty. It is enshrining the brief but intense contact with American manufacturing might.
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Barbara & Steve Chaddick Mr. & Mrs. Howard Palefsky Kathryn T. Farley, Ph.D. Dan & Garnet Reardon Mr. & Mrs. Howard Feinsand
★ $10,000-$14,999 The Balloun Family Lisa & Joe Bankoff Susan V. Booth & Max Leventhal Alan & Chi Colberg Ann & Jeff Cramer Doug & Donna Curling Georgia Power Company David & Carolyn Gould
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Gunning Doug & Lila Hertz Andrea & Boland Jones Mrs. J. Hicks Lanier Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Patty & Doug Reid Bob & Margaret Reiser Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Shelton III
Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker, Charles & Delores Stephens Penn & Sally Wells Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin T. White Joni Winston
top billing Executive Producers ★★ $7,500-$9,999 The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Linda & Gene Davidson
Paul & Rosthema Kastin Phil & Caroline Moïse
John & Karen Spiegel
Executive Producers ★ $5,000-$7,499 Peg & Bill Balzer Candace & Jeff Bell Anne & Jim Breedlove Marcia & John Donnell Eve & Bob Eckardt Diane & Daryl Evans Matthew & Doris Geller Jay & Debbie Goldman Dr. & Mrs. Edmond I. Griffin Kathy Harris Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky
P.J. Younglove Hovey Jocelyn J. Hunter Wayne S. Hyatt Mr. & Mrs. James C. Kennedy Leslie Leigh M.D. Valerie & Jeff Levy Cynthia & Alan Maloy John & Lauren McColskey Mr. & Mrs. John Hays Mershon Carolynn Cooper & Pratap C. Mukharji Mr. & Mrs. Kenyon Murphy
Helen Smith Price Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Peter & Hope Schneider Sonny & Jeanne Seals Mr. & Mrs. S. Stephen Selig, III Ms. Kris M. Spain Chuck & Lisa Cannon-Taylor Robert & Sara Walker Mr. & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. Rick & Terri Western
Producers ★★ $3,500-$4,999 Mark & Pam Bell
Charles & Carol Edwards
Producers ★ $2,500-$3,499 Madelyn R. Adams Mr. Robert B. Allison James Anderson Kathy & Ken Bernhardt
Sarah & Jim Borders Bryan Cave-Powell Goldstein Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Cegala
Frank & Mary Anne Chew John & Lucy Cook Robert W. & Nikki C. Eickhoff Eierman Foundation
annual fund Alliance donors provide over $1.2 million to the Annual Fund and Annual Fundraising events so that we can continue to present exceptional theatre and educational programs to our communitiy. We are deeply grateful for their support. *Gifts processed as of November 4, 2009.
Producers â˜… $2,500-$3,499 (cont.) Philippa & Burrell Ellis The Elster Foundation John & Cindy Ethridge Alan & Willa Fabian Andy Fisher & Cox Television Rick & Leslie Fuess Louise Staton Gunn Mr. & Mrs. Lance E. Hall Mr. & Mrs. Harold Itkin John & Angie Keller David L. Kuniansky
Mr. Walter W. Mitchell Jodi & Henry Niden Dr. Kathleen Nixon & Dr. Gregory Berkey John & Helen Parker Thomas Pechar & Ann Revell-Pechar Procore Solutions Mrs. Helen M. Regenstein Bill & Rhonda Rowland Tanya M. Rutledge Mr. & Mrs. John F. Schraudenbach
Charlotte & Tom Shields William & Margarita Sleeper Southern States LLC Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Karen & Alex Stickney James Taylor Michael & June Tompkins Susan & Thomas Wardell Bryan & Terri Weidner
Associate Producers $1,500-$2,499 Elaine & Miles Alexander Kent & Diane Alexander Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Theodore & Andrea Altholz Herb & Myrtice Arnold John & Lynn Ayers Elizabeth & John Bacon Ms. Pamela L. Blackburn The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Richard & Jennifer Buyens Stephen & Elizabeth Carter In Memory of Mary A. Cipolla Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III Brad & Sally Currey Mr. & Mrs. James L. Curry Danteâ€™s Down the Hatch, Buckhead Marc & Kelli Davenport Mr. Richard Dickson Richard & Linda Diedrich Douglas & Camille Duerr Marcia & Mark Dunaway Diane Durgin Ralph & Ree Edwards Gail H. Evans Michael & Jody Feldman Mrs. Sidney Feldman Dr. & Mrs. Arnoldo Fiedotin Melanie & Richard Fine Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette
Ms. Brenda Freeman George Goodwin Mr. Dwayne E. Greene Mr. & Mrs. Jack K. Hale Rachel & Mike Hammer Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman Pearlann & Jerry Horowitz Mr. & Mrs. James E Hugh, III Richard & Marcia Jacobson In honor of Carol Jones & the Alliance Theatre Education Department James & Lori Kilberg Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kruger Lanier-Goodman Foundation Andrea & Mike Leven Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Lubo Fund Dick Lyon Kristie L. Madara Mr. Kevin P. Madden Chip Mann Mr. & Mrs. Richard B. Martin Matlock & Associates, Inc. M.C. Jackson, Sr., Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Millett June M. Morrison Mr. Kevin Moss Avery & Valerie Munnings Joyce & Michael Natbony North Georgia Investment Planning, LLC.
Judy Trotochaud & William Pate Bill & Carey Peard Ms. Sophia Brothers Peterman Peg Petersen Susan & David Peterson Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak Mr. & Mrs. John Richard Alice & Peter Rogers Emanuel & Peggy Roth David & Sharon Schachter Alan & Cyndy Schreihofer Michele & Glenn Shear Martin & Patricia Silbiger Alec & Donna Smythe Sara & Paul Steinfeld Jim & Janie Stratigos Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Judith & Mark Taylor Mr. James Thomas Joan N. Whitcomb J.M. Wilkerson Construction Company Mr. & Mrs. D. Brent Wyper John & Kathy Zamer J.M. Wilkerson Construction Company Mr. & Mrs. D. Brent Wyper John & Kathy Zamer
annual fund Benefactors $1,000-$1,499 Mr. Ron H. Bell BG Search Associates Betty Blondeau-Russell Mr. & Mrs. George Boyd Mr. James D. Brock Mr. & Mrs. Sam Bronfman II Dick & Anne Game Mr. & Mrs. John J. Gillin Mr. & Mrs. Don W. Guffey John & Simone Hanson Holder Construction Company
C. Tycho & Marie Howle Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Hyman, Jr. Mr. Gordon L. Joyner, Esq. Mr. Michael A. Kahn Dr. & Mrs. Michael Kalson Mr. & Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich Dale & Elaine LaLonde Billy & Julie Levine Luxury Cars of Atlanta Kristen L. Melton Bob & Gail O’Leary
Mr. & Mrs. Markham D. Oswald Printpack Inc. & The Gay & Erskine Love Fdn. Ms. Mary W. Rogers C. Austin Stephens Bob Sullivan Mr. & Mrs. William L. Sutton, Jr. Celia Till Mr. & Mr. Marc D. Weinberg Lynne Winship William & Nancy Yang
Twenty-First Century Circle The following are members of the Twenty-First Century Circle who are ensuring the future strength of the Alliance Theatre through planned gifts to benefit the Theatre. The Twenty-First Century Circle is the special recognition group for those who have included the Theatre or any component of the Woodruff Arts Center in their estate plans. For more information about making a planned gift to benefit the Alliance Theatre, please contact Kristin Hathaway Hansen, Associate Director of Individual Support, at (404) 733-4611. Rita M. Anderson Anonymous Betty Blondeau-Russell Jim & Anne Breedlove Ann & Jeff Cramer Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft, III Sallie Adams Daniel Linda & Gene Davidson Laura & John Hardman
Glen E. & Nancy Hesler P.J. Younglove Hovey William C. Hyde Virginia Vann & Ken Large Mr. & Mrs. John Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. John McColskey Phil & Caroline Moïse Jan Pomerantz Helen M. Regenstein
Bob & Margaret Reiser Neal & Tricia Schachtel Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Shelton, III Jane E. Shivers Wayne & Lee Harper Vason Rick & Terri Western Ramona & Ben White Lynne Winship
Matching Gift Companies We would like to thank the following companies who have donated matching gifts to the Alliance Theatre’s Annual Fund. Please check to see if your employer will match your contribution. American Express Company American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Aon Corporation AT&T Bank of America Bryan Cave-Powell Goldstein Charles Schwab and Co., Inc. Chubb & Son, Inc. CIGNA Corporation Citigroup Foundation
The Coca-Cola Company Equifax Inc. Federated Department Stores, Inc. GE Energy Home Depot Foundation IBM Corporation JPMorgan Private Bank Kimberly-Clark Foundation Macy’s Foundation McDonald’s Corporation
Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc NDCHealth Norfolk Southern Corporation Prudential Financial Sprint SunTrust Foundation Time Warner, Inc. UPS Verizon Corporation
Patron Circle of Stars
By investing $15,000 or more in the Woodruff Arts Center and its four divisions – Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Alliance Theatre, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences – these outstanding annual corporate campaign donors helped us raise more than $8.6 million in 2008–09. Thank you! Chairman’s Council ★★★★★★★★★★★★★ $500,000+ The Coca-Cola Company ★★★★★★★★★★★ $450,000+ Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.
SunTrust Employees & Directed Funds Florence C. & Harry L. English Memorial Fund Harriet McDaniel Marshall Trust Woolford Charitable Trust Fund
★★★★★★★ ★★★★★★★★★★ $100,000+ $400,000+ Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. AirTran Airways Alston & Bird LLP ★★★★★★★★★★ Bank of America $300,000+ Holder Construction Company ING Cox Interests Cox Enterprises Kaiser Permanente (Atlanta JournalKing & Spalding LLP Constitution, WSB-TV, KPMG LLP, Partners & Cox Radio Group Atlanta, Employees James M. Cox Foundation) The Marcus Foundation, Inc. The Honorable Anne Tull Charitable Foundation Cox Chambers The Wachovia Foundation, Inc. The Sara Giles Moore The David, Helen & Marian Foundation Woodward Fund UPS ★★★★★★★★★ $200,000+ AT&T The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Deloitte LLP, its Partners & Employees ★★★★★★★★ $150,000+ Equifax Inc. & Employees Ernst & Young, Partners & Employees Jones Day Foundation & Employees Kilpatrick Stockton LLP PricewaterhouseCoopers Partners & Employees The Rich Foundation, Inc.
★★★★★★ $75,000+ The Home Depot Foundation The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. Macy’s Foundation Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Regions Financial Corporation Toshiba American Nuclear Energy Corp. Westinghouse ★★★★★ $50,000+ AGL Resources Inc. The Partners & Employees of Atlanta Equity Investors Cisco Citi Foundation and Citi businesses of Primerica
Citi Smith Barney CitiFinancial Corporate Investment Bank Coca-Cola Enterprises The Delta Airlines Foundation Frank Jackson Sandy Springs Toyota and Scion GE Energy Kia Motors America, Inc. Kimberly-Clark Corporation The Ray M. & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Sutherland Waffle House, Inc. The Zeist Foundation, Inc. ★★★★ $35,000+ Accenture & Accenture Employees Balch & Bingham LLP Lisa & Joe Bankoff Brysan Utilities Contractors, Inc. Drummond Company, Inc. INVESCO PLC J. Marshall & Lucile G. Powell Charitable Trust Siemens Harris A. Smith Spartan Constructors LLC Troutman Sanders LLP Gertrude & William C. Wardlaw Fund Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. ★★★ $25,000+ Assurant Atlanta Companies Assurant Solutions Assurant Specialty Property Atlanta Foundation BB&T Corporation BDO Seidman, LLP Bryan Cave Powell Goldstein Capital Guardian Trust Company
Woodruff Arts Center Alliance Theatre Atlanta Symphony Orchestra High Museum of Art Young Audiences A. D. Correll Crawford & Company DuPont Mr. & Mrs. Mike Garrett Gas South, LLC Genuine Parts Company Georgia-Pacific Jack & Anne Glenn Foundation, Inc. Grant Thornton LLP IBM Corporation The Imlay Foundation, Inc. IntercontinentalExchange JPMorgan Private Bank Philip I. Kent Foundation The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation Kelly Loeffler & Jeffrey Sprecher McKinsey & Company, Inc. Mueller Water Products, Inc. Noonan Family Foundation Norfolk Southern Foundation Mary & Craig Ramsey Rock-Tenn Company SCANA Energy Shaw Nuclear Services Southwire Company Towers Perrin Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ★★ $15,000+ 22squared, inc. ACE Charitable Foundation Air2Web, Inc. Alcatel-Lucent Arcapita Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Atlanta Marriott Marquis Bain & Company, Inc. Julie & Jim Balloun Beaulieu Group, LLC Katharine & Russell Bellman Foundation Vicki & Gerry Benjamin
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Bovis Lend Lease Catherine S. & J. Bradford Branch Bradley-Turner Foundation, Inc. Buck Consultants Center Family Foundation Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin The Chatham Valley Foundation, Inc. Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Cousins Properties Incorporated Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. DLA Piper Duke Realty Corporation Exposition Foundation, Inc. Ford & Harrison LLP John & Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. Georgia Natural Gas Georgia Trane Companies, Inc. Mr. James B. Hannan Harland Clarke The Howell Fund, Inc. Hunton & Williams ICS Contract Services, LLC Mr. & Mrs. M. Douglas Ivester J. Mack Robinson Interests Mr. & Mrs. Tom O. Jewell Weldon H. Johnson Family Foundation David & Jennifer Kahn Family Foundation Sarah & Jim Kennedy Thomas H. Lanier Foundation Lanier Parking Solutions Barbara W. & Bertram L. Levy Fund Ron Lipham — UC/Synergetic Livingston Foundation, Inc. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Manulife Financial Morgan Stanley MWV Food & Beverage Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP Tara Perry Pickard Chilton Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Pizzuti Companies Printpack Inc./The Gay & Erskine Love Foundation David M. Ratcliffe Raymond James Financial, Inc. Restaurant Associates Spencer Stuart Karen & John Spiegel Staples Superior Essex Inc. Mark & Susan Tomlinson Family Fund Turner Construction Company United Distributors, Inc. US Foodservice/Atlanta Vertical Systems Group, Inc./ Atlantic Financial Services, Inc. WATL/WXIA/Gannett Foundation Watson Wyatt Worldwide Weswood Foundation John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Mr. & Mrs. James B. Williams Sue & Neil Williams Carla & Leonard Wood The Xerox Foundation
*As of August 1, 2009
alliance theatre staff Artistic
Artistic Director............................................... Susan V. Booth The Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth............................ Rosemary Newcott Associate Producer.......................................... Jody Feldman Director of New Projects......................................Celise Kalke Artistic & Literary Associate........................ Patrick McColery Community Engagement & Casting............. DayRon J. Miles Literary Intern.......................... Jim Sarbh, Arielle Korsgaard
Director of Education.......................................Sharon Brewer Director of the Acting Program........................... Al Hamacher Director, Institute for Educators and Teaching Artists....................................Carol T. Jones Assistant Director, Institute for Educators and Teaching Artists............ Michele Mummert Program Assistant, Institute for Educators and Teaching Artists....................Padgett Ward Theatre for Youth Sales and Outreach Associate.......................... Elizabeth Neidel Associate Director of the Acting Program........Christopher Moses Acting Program Associate & Summer Camp Producer................... Christina Dresser Resident Teaching Artists.........................Kim Bowers-Rheay, Valetta Anderson Finance Assistant..............................................Rachel Jones Teaching Artists.............. Corey Bradberry, Enisha Brewster, Amy Cain, Jaehn Clare, John Doyle, Allison Gardner, Sharon Foote, Angie Harrell, Jennifer Hebblethwaite, Charlotte House, BJ Hughes, Pat Hurley, John Jaramillo, Bernard Jones, Carol Jones, Rachel Jones, Sherri Mann Stewart, LeeAnna Lambert, Barry Stewart Mann, Nancy Meyer, Kati Grace Morton, Michele Mummert, Sarah Onsager, Claire Ritzler, Mannie Rivers, Kirk Seaman, Linda Sherbert, John Stephens, Randy Taylor, Ambondem Tazanu, Jeanene Williams, Allison Upshaw
General Manager.........................................Max Leventhal Company Manager.................................... Laura Thruston Management Associate...................................... Shana Orr Manager of Information Resources..................Jim Hubbert Management Intern.......................................Hillary Fixelle Management Intern............................. Lindsey Hardegree
Directors of Development.........Linda Selig, Lynda Walker Associate Director of Development................... Kristin Hathaway Hansen Major Contributions Manager........................... Ann Wilson Annual Fund Coordinator....................... Rebecca Bowden Grants Manager....................................... Davia Weatherill
Finance Controller.......................................... Brian Shively Accounting Coordinator........................................ Julie Hall Accounting Coordinator............................ Ashley Bradford
Director of Marketing and Advancement.................................... Virginia Vann Associate Director of Marketing......................... Joe Gfaller Marketing Coordinator......................... Andrea Gardenhire Graphic Designer...........................................Angela Smith Associate Director of Group Sales ......... Quidana Bosman Associate Director of Communications......... Robert Saxon Lead House Manager......................................... Shana Orr Marketing and Development Data Administrator.................................... Mary French Assistant Manager Subcriptions.................. Danielle Hicks Senior Ticket Agents................. Ken McNeil, Jerry Hunter, Chad Martin Development/Marketing Volunteers.... Don Vann, Lynn Meyer Marketing Intern............................................... April Jones Graphics Intern............ Kristin Salmon, Emma Sugarman House Managers.............................. Dana Hylton Calabro, Lindsey Hardegree, Ken McNeil, DayRon Miles, Charles Swint, Lynn Vatter
Production Scenery Technical Director.............................................Victor W. Smith Assistant Technical Director.......................................Chad May Stage Management Alliance Stage Managers............. Pat A. Flora, lark hackshaw, Shop Foreman...................................................Patrick Conley R. Lamar Williams Carpenters................................... Manny Abreo, Jes Cottrell, Kevin Green, Joseph Lazzari Children’s Theatre Stage Manager...................... Liz Campbell TYA Stage Management Assistant...................Amy Radebaugh Charge Scenic Artist................................................ Kat Conley Scenic Artist........................................................... Phillip Male Stage Operations Stage Operations Manager..................................Scott Bowne Properties Crew Chief..................................................... Vincent Simons Properties Manager............................................. Robert Elliott Children’s Theatre Crew Chief............................. Deb Maberry Lead Properties Artisan.......................... Dana Hylton Calabro Properties Stagehand....................................Courtney O’Neill Properties Artisan............................................Suzanne Morris Flyman..................................................................Willie Parks Properties Buyer........................................ Heather Schroeder Production Management Production Manager..................................... Rixon Hammond
Electrics Electrics Manager................................................... Pete Shinn Staff Electricians.................................................. Darin Carlton, Sean Hamilton, Steve Jordan Sound Resident Sound Designer................................... Clay Benning Sound Engineers/Board Ops................................ Holly Blakely, Brian Smith, Lewis Rhodes
Costumes Costume Shop Manager................................Carol Hammond Design Assistants........... English Benning, Elizabeth Rasmusson Draper..............................................................Cindy Lou Who Craftsmaster.................................................. Diana L. Thomas Stitchers/First Hands..................................Lyudmila Fesenko, Brittany Johnson, Maegan Robinson Wig Master.......................................................... Karin Craven Wardrobe.............. David Flores, Kate McNeely, Niki Traxler
A MEMORABLE EVENING, ACT TWO
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restaurant Dining Guide Looking for a great night out? Try one of these local restaurants before or after the show. For Dinner and a Show packages, visit encoreatlanta.com/offers. Neighborhood codes: A–Alpharetta, B–Buckhead, IP–Inman Park, OFW–Old Fourth Ward, M—Midtown, D–Downtown, P–Perimeter Mall area, SS–Sandy Springs, VH–Virginia-Highland, V—Vinings, W–Westside
American Canoe Located in Atlanta’s historic Vinings area on the Chattahoochee River where Buckhead meets Vinings. Its original cuisine and distinctive design have already been featured in Bon Appetit, Food And Wine, Gourmet, The Wine Spectator and The New York Times. Canoe, recipient of the prestigious Mobil 4 Star Award, was also selected as one of the “Best New Restaurants” in the country by the James Beard Foundation. 4199 Paces Ferry Road SE, 770-432-2663, canoeatl.com. V (Re-opening late November) Lenox Square Grill offers breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. DJ every Friday and Saturday night till 2am. Private meeting rooms accommodate up to 150. 3393 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.841.2377, lenoxsquaregrill.com. B Livingston Restaurant and Bar It’s hard to beat the location (across the street from the
Fox at 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, which is available in warm weather. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 800-651-2316, livingstonatlanta.com. M Lobby The menu focuses on seasonal fare at this sophisticated American restaurant in the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17 St., 404-961-7370, lobbyattwelve.com. M ONE.midtown kitchen Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a club-like atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Rd., 404-8924111, onemidtownkitchen.com. M Murphy’s This restaurant has one of the city’s top brunch menus, but it’s known for great peoplewatching and its contemporary comfort food. 997 Virginia Ave., 404-872-0904, murphysvh.com. VH
Two Urban Licks “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404-522-4622, twourbanlicks. com. M WaterHaven is an upscale casual restaurant, featuring contemporary American cuisine with local influences. The menu focuses on fresh homemade products with a farm-to-table philosophy utilizing local, organic and seasonal products, whenever possible. 75 5th St., 404214-6740, waterhavenatl.com. M
American/steakhouse Joey D’s Oakroom Near Perimeter Mall, this stylish steakhouse has a staggering selection of spirits and a hot after-dinner singles scene. 1015 Crown Pointe Pkwy., 770-512-7063, centraarchy.com. P New York Prime A Prime Time Top-10 USDA Prime Steakhouse known for its wine list, atmosphere and world-class service. 3424 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-846-0644, centraarchy.com. B Prime Enjoy steak, sushi a nd seafood in a festive atmosphere near Lenox Mall. 3393 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-812-0555, h2sr.com. B Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse A favorite local steak house with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hotspots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Three locations: Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-365-0660; Sandy Springs, 5788 Roswell Road, 404-255-0035; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St., 404223-6500; ruthschris.com. B, SS, D The Tavern at Phipps This is one of Atlanta’s hottest after-work spots, and has been singled out for its happy hour and singles scene by Jezebel, InSite Magazine and the AOL City Guide. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-814-9640, centraarchy. com. B
American/southern HomeRestaurant&Bar Farm-to-tableSoutherninspired cuisine is served nightly; half-price bottles of wine available every Sunday. 111 W. Paces Ferry Rd., 404-869-0777, h2sr.com. B South City Kitchen (two locations) With a stylish, Southern-contemporary menu, this
DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Sundays are BBQ Nite. Midtown: 1144 Crescent Ave. 404-873-7358, Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Pkwy. 770-435-0700. southcitykitchen.com. M Terrace celebrates American heirloom recipes through supporting local and regional farmers, fisherman and producers. It recaptures the pure simple flavors and tastes of natural and organic ingredients while bursting with delicious flavors. 176 Peachtree St. NW, 678.651.2770, ellishotel.com/terrace. D
asian fusion Aja Restaurant & Bar Serving modern Asian cuisine, Aja has a 150-seat patio overlooking Buckhead and a huge lounge, where diners nosh on dim sum and sip mai tais. 3500 Lenox Rd., Ste. 100, 404-231-0001, h2sr.com. B
brasserie Joël is a chic yet relaxed French restaurant that blends contemporary style with rustic flavors. Responsible for one of Atlanta’s most acclaimed dining experiences, Chef Cyrille Holota guides the kitchen as executive chef, bringing his full-flavored brasserie concept to the menu. 3290 Northside Parkway, 404-233-3500, joelbrasserie.com. B
brew pub/gormet pub fare Gordon Biersch Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, pre-show diners can leave cars in the lot while they’re at the Fox. 848 Peachtree St. NE, 404870-0805, gordonbiersch.com. M Tap A gastropub offering easy-to-share pub fare and an extensive beer selection. The patio is a great place to chill after work. 1180 Peachtree St., 404-347-2220, tapat1180.com. M
creole/cajun Parish New Orleans-inspired dishes served with a modern twist and a fully stocked raw bar; a Nawlins-inspired brunch is served on the weekends. Downstairs, a take-away market sells sand wiches, spices, pastries and beverages. 240 N. Highland Ave., 404-681-4434, parishatl.com. IP
european fusion Ecco Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a “Best New Restaurant in America.” It’s also gotten raves for its killer wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 Seventh St. NE, 404-347-9555, ecco-atlanta.com. M
italian La Tavola Serving classic Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner in the heart of Virginia-Highland. 992 Virginia Ave., 404-873-5430, latavolatrattoria. com. VH Medici Tuscan cuisine served in the typical Tuscan spirit; flexible menu with Tuscan-rubbed steaks and a wide selection of antipasti, insalata e zuppes, pastas, hand tossed pizza and bistecches. 2450 Galleria Pkwy., 770-953-4500, renaissancewaverly.com. V
mediterranean ENO Atlanta’s true European Mediterranean inspired restaurant and wine bar, or “enoteca”, has come to epitomize European-Mediterranean quality of life in Atlanta. 800 Peachtree St., 404685-3191, enorestaurant.com. M
mediterranean/latin/asian fusion Shout A young crowd keeps Shout’s rooftop lounge hopping every night. The menu reflects a mix of Mediterranean, Far Eastern and South American influences. 1197 Peachtree St N.E., 404-846-2000, h2sr.com. M
MEXICAN Cantina Taqueria & Tequila Bar features authentic Mexican cuisine and has become Buckhead’s newest watering hole!. 3280 Peachtree Rd. NW, terminus 100 – suite 150, 404-892-9292, h2sr.com. B El Taco An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and killer margaritas. 1186 N. Highland Ave. NE, 404-873-4656, eltaco-atlanta.com. VH
moroccan The Imperial Fez offers authentic Moroccan cuisine in an exotic dining environment. Guests dine on pillows and enjoy savory food eaten by
hand. It is a truly unique dining experience with nightly belly dancing performances and live music starting at 7:30 p.m. 2285 Peachtree Rd. NE, #102, 404-351-0870, imperialfez.com. B
seafood/sushi Goldfish This fun seafood/sushi restaurant has Happy Hour specials Mon-Fri and nightly entertainment in its lounge. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., 770-671-0100, h2sr.com. P
spanish/tapas Noche A Virginia-Highland favorite known for its Spanish-style tapas dishes and margaritas. 1000 Virginia Ave., 404-815-9155, h2sr.com. VH
sports bar STATS A modern sports bar that doesn’t skimp on the quality of its food; five bars and multiple screens are at your service. 300 Marietta St., 404-885-1472, statsatl.com. D
steak/sushi Room This elegant restaurant serves steak and sushi on the ground floor of the TWELVE Centennial Park hotel. 400 W. Peachtree St., 404418-1250, roomattwelve.com. D Strip This sophisticated steak, seafood and sushi restaurant offers an in-house DJ and a rooftop deck. Atlantic Station at 18th St., 404385-2005, h2sr.com. M Twist This lively restaurant has a huge bar, satay station, tapas menu, and sushi and seafood dishes; patio seating is first-come, first-served. 3500 Peachtree Rd. NW, 404-869-1191, h2sr. com. B Ray’s Restaurants Ray’s in the City is the downtown location of the steak, seafood and sushi chain. Ray’s Killer Creek offers an awardwinning Sunday brunch, and Ray’s on the River is one of Atlanta’s most romantic restaurants. All three have excellent food, award-winning wine lists and live entertainment. Ray’s in the City: 240 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, 404-524-9224; Ray’s on the River: 6700 Powers Ferry Rd., Sandy Springs, 770-955-1187; Ray’s Killer Creek: 1700 Mansell Rd. (at Ga. 400), 770-649-0064; raysrestaurants.com. D, SS, A
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