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In Pearl Cleage’s Hospice + Pointing at the Moon, A-list actors Terry Burrell and Tinashe Kajese-Bolden play the same woman at two stages of her life. | By Julie Bookman

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Here is where I would typically write about the play. But instead, I’m going to write about the playwright. I met the plays of Pearl Cleage before I met the woman herself. Saw productions of Flyin’ West and Blues for an Alabama Sky in Chicago theaters many moons ago and thought, “This woman knows how to hold an audience in the palm of her hand.” Flash a bit forward, and I found myself, for the first time, in a room with the writer. And I listened to this calm and measured voice talking about change and communion and civic responsibility and thought ,“This woman knows how to hold ANY room of people in the palm of her hand.” Flash a bit further forward, and I found myself in a rehearsal hall with this writer, this poet, this citizen artist for the first time and understood that she, in fact, holds all of us — carefully and compassionately — in her hand. Pearl scrutinizes people without them ever quite knowing it. With a quiet grace and 20/20 emotional vision, she takes the world in and assesses it with compassion and hope. She has taught me more about how to walk mindfully through our current and chaotic world than any of the many, many mindfulness apps and books that populate my phone and bookshelves. She has boundless joy, a wicked wit, and believes mightily that justice really is meant for all, and has lived her life in that pursuit. (As I write this, I look at a card she and her wonderful Zeke sent me after opening a particularly political show. “Tell the truth to the people,” it says. I put it where I would see it every day, just in case I don’t get to see Pearl every day.) Atlantans have a great many things for which to be grateful. That Citizen Cleage chooses to make her home here, to spin her poetry here, to uplift her students and audiences here, and to write stories that keep us all in the palm of her hand here — well, that is at the top of my list.

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TWO FOR ONE In Pearl Cleage’s Hospice + Pointing at the Moon, A-list actors Terry Burrell and Tinashe Kajese-Bolden play the same woman at 2 stages in her life. By Julie Bookman

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In rehearsal, left, with Tinashe (pronounced tiNAH-shay) Kajese-Bolden and Terry Burrell. “It didn’t take us long to know we could do that dance of relaxing with each other and taking chances,” Burrell says.

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nd now, for something old (1983) and something new from Atlanta playwright Pearl Cleage: two one-acts folded into a single piece of theater. Hospice + Pointing at the Moon are both two-character, conversation-centric plays focused on the pull of close relationships. They wrestle with the complexities of womanhood and how a parent’s love — or a longing for that love — shapes each of us. Both feature the same house in Atlanta’s West End and involve the character of Jenny Anderson, who at times in her life has lived in this house, which once belonged to her grandparents. In Hospice, the older play, Jenny is 30 and very pregnant. In Pointing at the Moon, she’s 60-plus and a respected scholar. Her

desire to understand her mother in Hospice becomes the central point in Pointing at the Moon. Hospice, not incidentally, won five AUDELCO awards recognizing excellence in black theater for its 1980s off-Broadway run. The Alliance Theatre has cast Atlanta A-listers Terry Burrell and Tinashe KajeseBolden. Both play Jenny at different stages in the character’s life and both are coming off fairly recent successes. Burrell (Ethel at the Alliance) earned great reviews and sold-out audiences for her work as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill at Theatrical Outfit this winter. Kajese-Bolden (the Alliance’s Shakespeare in Love) has been riding high since winning a 2017 Suzi Bass Award for her direction of Eclipsed at Synchronicity Theatre.

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Hospice lay dormant for years, until recently when Cleage decided to write a follow-up. “I wanted to see if I could catch up with Jenny,” she says. “I wondered what choices she had made, and I wanted to see what the effect of having a mother like that had been.” Cleage is “giddy” about bringing her oneacts to fruition with Burrell, Kajese-Bolden and director Timothy Douglas, with whom she did Blues for an Alabama Sky in 1999. “When you’ve got two amazing actors like Terry and Tinashe, who are operating at such a high level, a good playwright should not get in their way,” Cleage says, good-naturedly. “Having Pearl in the rehearsal room is an unbelievable gift,” says Kajese-Bolden, praisingCleage’s poetic, physical writing. When putting characters together, KajeseBolden says she approaches them like an 10 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

anthropologist. “I really dig into the fiber of who my characters are. I want to know the background, the whole family tree. I have all kinds of quirky questions that an audience doesn’t necessarily ask or even need to know. “Pearl is the kind of playwright with all of the answers and so much back story. But she doesn’t push any of it on you. What I love is that she quietly waits. And when you pose a question, she knows every detail, like where the character got her groceries and which books are in her room.” Burrell hasn’t worked with Cleage before but has long been an admirer. “I want to do right by her and give it everything possible because she has such confidence in us,” says Burrell, whose Broadway credits include Dreamgirls and Thoroughly Modern Millie.

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Playwright Pearl Cleage worked with director Timothy Douglas (right) on her Blues for an Alabama Sky in 1999, and says she’s “giddy” about working with him again, on this show, with this cast.


Burrell and Kajese-Bolden, who hadn’t worked together before, did an informal reading of Hospice for Cleage long before rehearsals began. “It didn’t take us long to know we could do that dance of relaxing with each other and taking chances,” Burrell says. “We’re already past the niceties and politeness,” Kajese-Bolden says. “We can dive right in and be gutsy and daring.” In Hospice, Jenny and her ailing mother are hardly into niceties. There’s hurt, baggage, misunderstanding. There are things to settle, or to at least try to understand — and time’s running out. In Moon, Jenny is still wrestling with plenty, including our present-day political turbulence and her hopes for the #MeToo movement. 12 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

There’s a simplicity to both plays but also “a quiet, burning inferno,” says KajeseBolden. “We’re so inundated by breaking news and ‘shocking’ this and that, that I think we almost become desensitized to having deep, meaningful conversations. Pearl has this quiet power to demand that we sit down, lean in and engage with our real lives and relationships.” Cleage hopes theatergoers will leave thinking about their own mothers or, perhaps, unfinished business with someone else. “I always want to give people the sense that yes, life is complicated, but you can do this, you can get through,” she says. “The hardest things of all are often the most personal.” A

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Playwright Pearl Cleage surveys a resource board in the Alliance Theatre rehearsal room — photos from the eras in which her Hospice + Pointing at the Moon take place. Among them you’ll see Maya Angelou, Katharine Hepburn, Chaka Khan, Malcolm X, Smokey Robinson and Alice Walker.


A reflection by Olivia Mathews, former Kenny Leon fellow and current M.F.A. candidate at Ohio University Can it be I stayed away too long Did I leave your mind when I was gone It’s not my thing trying to get back But this time let me tell you where I’m at. While Jenny’s memories of her mother are accompanied by Leontyne Price and Billie Holiday music, mine of my dad are underscored with sounds from our local R&B station, Star 94.5 [Orlando, Fla.]. “I Wanna Be Where You Are” by a teenaged Michael Jackson played as my dad drove me home from school one day. He turned to me and said, “I taught Michael how to dance, you know.” Deadpan. Was it true? Sure it was. I was 6 years old and he’s my dad. It made the most sense. A year and a half after an intense but quiet divorce from my mom, and after learning my dad wasn’t MJ’s choreographer (“What? Your daddy can’t dance,” my mom told me years later. “No rhythm at all”), my dad still managed to be magical, the way only parents can when you’re 7 and they know you’re trying to keep it together. Just like old times, he drove us around Orlando with our go-to station blaring from a silver Mazda. Near my seat, I found a yellow slip of paper with “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” by Barry White recklessly jotted over the lines. I asked him why he had this. He likes to guess what the DJ is going to play when he’s riding around, he told me. Star 94.5 is an oldies station, anything could play. One guess each day and he usually gets it right. Of course. I know there’s only one like you There’s no way they could have made two You’re all I’m living for Your love I’ll keep for evermore You’re the first, you’re the last, my everything. After a trip to the toy store for new bikes and video games, and my mom not giving as much as an eye roll, the song played. This was in 2000, and he didn’t even have a proper cellphone to make requests. 14 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG


program note How could the DJ know to play that song? “Lucky guess.” My dad is magic. This day of being mystified and spoiled was the last time I saw him. I spent the next 11 years in the same town not knowing exactly where he was. He could be back home in Georgia, or in his South Florida haunts where he used to take me, a tiny version of him in pink. Was he still in Orlando, driving around guessing his song of the day? I wondered if he had the same moment I did in college when I heard our station didn’t play “classic R&B and today’s soul” but ’90s and early 2000s rap instead. I imagined he felt the same sense of betrayal I had, and that he was curious about my outrage. Did his mind go to me the way mine went straight to him? “How come people that love you can’t read your mind?” After having so many years to come up with an answer, Alice tells her daughter “that sepia-tone photograph you’ve been carrying around in your head for 20 years hasn’t got anything to do with me.” Oddly enough, I believe she’s right. Jenny and I hold an incomplete image of our parents filtered with frustration and leftover childlike curiosity. It’s not deeply complex or human. Admittedly, it’s unfair, but can you blame us? It’s possible our parents gave our minds the tricks to play on us. Through all of her talent and wisdom, Pearl Cleage wrote a play concerning the relationship that I have with my father, and she did it through two women finding themselves at the end of one life and the beginning of another. Hospice has an ending I don’t know whether I’ll have yet; one where we try to get past almost 20 years of silence and can at least be in the same room. We forgive and forget, or we don’t, but for a moment we’re together and listening to some of our old songs ... ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM 15


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CAST in alphabetical order * TERRY BURRELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alice Anderson, Jenny Anderson * TINASHE KAJESE-BOLDEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenny Anderson, Isabel Matthews UNDERSTUDIES CHARITY PURVIS JORDAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenny Anderson, Isabel Matthews CHERYL ROOKWOOD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alice Anderson, Jenny Anderson STAGE MANAGEMENT * R. LAMAR WILLIAMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager ASHLEY DICKEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Production Assistant PRODUCTION & DESIGN ASSISTANCE ELIZABETH DINKOVA, ASHLEY JAMES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Directors FOR THIS PRODUCTION HAUZIA CONYERS, NIKI TRAXLER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe STEVEN LOVE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Projections Programmer HOLLY O’REAGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Engineer WILLIE PALMER PARKS, HAYLEE SCOTT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Operations LAUREN ROBINSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lighting Programmer

SPECIAL THANKS To our hosts at Southwest Arts Center: Tarsha Calloway, Donald Cook, Arnika Dawkins, September Gray, Wendy Josephs, Scarlett Pressley-Brown, Ellen Adair Wyche And all of our friends at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company “Despite the Hunger” by Alice Walker from “Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth” © 2003 Used by special permission of the author. Setting: Hospice (Act 1), Jenny Anderson’s family house in Atlanta’s West End, 1983 Pointing at the Moon (Act 2), Jenny Anderson’s family house in Atlanta’s West End, 2017

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profiles TERRY BURRELL (Alice Anderson, Jenny Anderson) is always excited to be part of an Alliance Theatre production. Recent credits include Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Theatrical Outfit); Black Nativity (Southwest Arts); Oklahoma! (Goodspeed Opera); Cinderella and Fella, Ethel (Alliance Theatre); ’ da Kink in My Hair (Horizon Theatre). Broadway credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Threepenny Opera, Swinging on a Star, Into the Woods, Honky Tonk Nights, Dreamgirls, Eubie. This performance is dedicated to the loving memories of James and Sybil Burrell and Janet Moses. TINASHE KAJESEBOLDEN (Jenny Anderson, Isabel Matthews). Atlanta credits include Shakespeare in Love, Disgraced, Blues for an Alabama Sky (Alliance Theatre); Proof, Detroit ’67 (Kenny Leon’s True Colors); Serial Black Face (Actor’s Express). Broadway: Coram Boy. Regional: Yale Rep, Center Theatre Group, Woolly Mammoth, Cincinnati Playhouse, Geva Theatre, Hangar Theatre. TV/film: “The Bobby Brown Story” miniseries (upcoming); “Valor” (CW), “The Inspectors” (CBS),“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” (HBO), “Killing Reagan,” “Outcast” (Cinemax),“Powers” (Sony), “Greenleaf” (OWN), “Born Again Virgin” (TV ONE), “Enlightened” (HBO), “Cold Case” (CBS) and several national commercials. 2018 Suzi Award for best director for Eclipsed (Synchronicity Theatre). For my mom, a hospice nurse, whose years of sacrifice and compassion will forever humble me. CHARITY PURVIS JORDAN (U/S Jenny Anderson, Isabel Matthews) is beyond excited to make her Alliance debut. She’s studied under Freddie Hendricks’ Youth Ensemble of Atlanta and has performed in the Netherlands, South Africa and Los Angeles, but is excited to be back home in Atlanta for this amazing show. Charity won a 2017 Suzi Bass Award (best ensemble) for her performance in Eclipsed, was nominated as best actress at the BronzeLens Film Festival, won

best web series at BHFF, and played Viola Jackson in the Oscar-nominated film Selma. TV: “Constantine” (NBC), “Mommy Uncensored: Confessions of a Real Mom” (Aspire TV), “Z ... The Beginning of Everything” (Amazon). Charity says: “The arts give me life, but I live for my two masterpieces, my daughters!” CHERYL ROOKWOOD (U/S Alice Anderson, Jenny Anderson) is thrilled to be part of this amazing production. Atlanta: Lakebottom Proper, Godspell, The Attala County Garden Club, To Kill a Mockingbird, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Little Shop of Horrors, Omnium Gatherum, The Cherry Orchard, Nunsense. Film/TV: “The Academy,” “Managing Stress,” The Gospel. Graduate of Southern California College. Studied acting in Los Angeles and Atlanta. All thanks to God for the chance to work with this wonderful cast and company, especially to Jody Feldman for remembering me and Pearl Cleage for sharing this gem with us. This truly is for Mother: “Miss you already and forever!” 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. PEARL CLEAGE (Playwright) is the Mellon Playwright in Residence at the Alliance Theatre. She has written 15 plays, including Flyin’ West, Blues for an Alabama Sky, What I Learned in Paris and The Nacirema Society. She has written eight novels, including The New York Times best-seller What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day. She frequently collaborates with her husband, writer Zaron W. Burnett Jr. She’s at work now on a new play for the Alliance titled Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous.

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profiles TIMOTHY DOUGLAS (Director) directs nationally and internationally and counts among his many credits the recent China tour of Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced; the world premieres of August Wilson’s Radio Golf (Yale Rep), Rajiv Joseph’s The Lake Effect (Silk Road Rising, 2013 Jeff Award for best new work), The Last Orbit of Billy Mars (Woolly Mammoth) and Keith Josef Adkins’ Safe House (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, where he is an associate artist). Other credits: Nina Simone: Four Women, Disgraced and King Hedley II (Arena Stage); Seven Guitars (Yale Rep); Father Comes Home From the Wars Parts 1, 2 & 3, Two Trains Running, Permanent Collection (Round House Theatre, where he’s on the board of trustees); his Caribbean Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Shakespeare Theatre); In the Blood (Guthrie Theater); Richard II (Shakespeare & Company); Bronte: A Portrait of Charlotte (off-Broadway), plus projects for American Conservatory Theater, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Mark Taper Forum, Milwaukee Rep, Portland Center Stage, South Coast Rep, Sundance Theatre Lab/Morocco and Toi Whakaari (New Zealand). Associate artistic director at Actors Theatre of Louisville for three seasons, where he directed 16 productions including three Humana Festival premieres. timothydouglas.org TONY CISEK (Scenic Designer) has collaborated with Timothy Douglas on Disgraced and King Hedley II (Arena Stage); Fences (Pioneer Theatre Company); Jitney, Clybourne Park and Safe House (premiere) at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Father Comes Home From the Wars, Two Trains Running, Permanent Collection and A Lesson Before Dying (Round House Theatre); Insurrection: Holding History and Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea (premiere) with Theatre Alliance; The Trip to Bountiful (Cleveland Play House); Much Ado About Nothing (Folger Theatre); the premieres of Night Is a Child at Milwaukee Rep and Line in the Sand at Virginia Stage Company, as well as productions at Portland Center Stage, Indiana Rep, South Coast Rep, Syracuse Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Guthrie. 20 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

Theater. Tony’s work has been seen offBroadway and regionally at the Roundabout Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Two River Theater, New York Theatre Workshop and the Kennedy Center. tonycisek.com SYDNEY ROBERTS (Costume Designer) has been creating costumes and transforming actors into characters on the stage for 40 years. She is based in Atlanta and has designed for the Alliance Theatre, Geva Theatre (Rochester, N.Y.), Portland Center Stage, Red Mountain Theatre (Birmingham) 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. sydneyrobertscostumedesign.com KEN YUNKER (Lighting Designer) is the resident lighting designer at Sarasota Opera in Florida. Alliance credits: Native Guard; Troubadour; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Tiger Style!; The Geller Girls; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Good People; What I Learned in Paris; Into the Woods; August: Osage County; The Underpants; Mrs. Warren’s Profession. National credits: Florida Grand Opera, Utah Shakespeare, Atlanta Opera, Bermuda Arts Festival, McCarter Theatre, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Utah Opera. Atlanta awards: Suzis for Pancakes, Pancakes!, The Geller Girls and Avenue X, with four additional nominations; Abbey artist of the year nomination; featured in Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta. 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 work include sDisgraced; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Cinderella and Fella, Troubadour; and Native Guard. He also has designed at Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Theatrical Outfit, Geva Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre and the Georgia


profiles 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.

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SUSAN V. BOOTH (Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has R. LAMAR WILLIAMS (Stage Manager) initiated the Palefsky Collision is an Atlanta native and studied at Florida Project for teens, the Alliance/ A&M University’s Essential Theatre. His Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting 12-year tenure at the Alliance includes stage Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, managing The Temple Bombing, Start Down, local producing partnerships and regional In Love & Warcraft, Choir Boy, Bike America, collaborations as well as commercial The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, Carapace, partnerships for such productions as The Prom; Sammy & Me, Tennis in Nablus, The Second Tuck Everlasting; The Ghost Brothers of Darkland City: Peach Drop Stop & Roll, The Second County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The City: Miracle on 1280 Peachtree Street and Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away With Broke; and assistant stage managing Zorro: Me; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in ’ da Noise, The Musical; What I Learned in Paris; August Bring in ’ da Funk and Jesus Christ Superstar Wilson Full Circle: Gem of the Ocean and GOSPEL. As a director, she has worked at The Radio Golf; Doubt; Jelly’s Last Jam and the Goodman, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage world premieres of Ghost Brothers of Darkland and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, County, Women of Brewster Place, Sister Act: Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court The Musical and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. Theatre and many others. She holds degrees For Sensei, Jacinta, Chelsea & Solari and all from Denison and Northwestern universities humanity — “changing the world 1 play @ and was a fellow of the National Critics a time!” Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern, DePaul and Emory universities. She is a past JODY FELDMAN (Producer and president of the board of directors for the Casting Director) began her theater career Theatre Communications Group, the national as an actress in Atlanta before moving into service organization for the field, is a trustee of administration as the assistant general Denison University, and a member of the manager at Frank Wittow’s Academy Carter Center’s Board of Councilors. Susan is Theatre. Jody is the producer and casting married to Max Leventhal and is the proud director at the Alliance, where she started in mother of Moira Rose Leventhal. 1991 as casting director. At the Alliance, she has cast and produced more 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. She has also cast and produced 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. She is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and


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Hospice + Pointing at the Moon are what we need right now. Stories that see you, take you by the hands and usher you into the future of radical possibility with love and revolution at your side. These plays crack open the wellspring of juiciness and sweet meat found in the bond shared by two women — one of intergenerational and emotional depth, worldly wisdom, wit and raw vulnerability. Pearl Cleage does a masterful job of personifying home and gathering language for the feelings for which you don’t know the names or have the definitions These plays offer the sweet gift of a continuum, so prepare to be brought into a culture club of the most intimate kind: one created from a place of knowing with the intention to challenge, uplift and incite you to action. 

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synopsis Hospice: After a 20-year sojourn in Paris, poet Alice Anderson has returned to her deceased mother’s home in Atlanta’s West End. She moves in with Jenny Anderson, the daughter she abandoned to pursue her writing. Alice is dying of cancer, and these two women search for the emotional language of the past and present in the absence of a future. Pointing at the Moon: Some 30 years later, Jenny (now a widowed professor) still lives in her grandmother’s West End house. After the funeral of Jenny’s dear friend Robert, her neighbor Isabel comes over. The women explore their new relationship as the remaining half of a vibrant quartet of friends and neighbors. As Jenny mourns the disappearing world she loved, Isabel explores a new path to social involvement and personal happiness.

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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 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

advisory board 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

volunteer leadership

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

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

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

William and Eva Fox Foundation John and Mary Franklin Foundation Jones Day King & Spalding 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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sponsors Alliance Series Sponsor The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, offering over 500 brands to people in more than 200 countries. Of our 21 billion-dollar brands, 19 are available in lower- or no-sugar options to help people moderate their consumption of added sugar. In addition to our namesake Coca-Cola drinks, some of our leading brands around the world include: AdeS soy-based beverages, Ayataka green tea, Dasani waters, Del Valle juices and nectars, Fanta, Georgia coffee, Gold Peak teas and coffees, Honest Tea, Minute Maid juices, Powerade sports drinks, Simply juices, smartwater, Sprite, vitaminwater, and Zico coconut water. At Coca-Cola, we’re serious about making positive contributions to the world. That starts with reducing sugar in our drinks and continuing to introduce new ones with added benefits. It also means continuously working to reduce our environmental impact, creating rewarding careers for our associates and bringing economic opportunity wherever we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people around the world. For more information, visit our digital magazine Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com. Cast and company flowers sponsored by

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government

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

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

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

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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 from December 1, 2016 through March 13, 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 Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker, Charles* & Delores Stephens Tim & Maria Tassopoulous Benny & Roxanne Varzi Suzy Wilner 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 Eve Eckardt 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 David L. Kuniansky Cathy Selig Kuranoff & Steve Kuranoff Mr. & Mrs. John S. Markwalter, Jr. Ms. Evelyn Ashley & Mr. Alan B. McKeon Walter W. Mitchell & Marci Schmerler Hala & Steve Moddelmog Phil & Caroline Moïse Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Stephen & Marjorie Osheroff L. Paul Pendergrass Mr. & Mrs. Asif Ramji

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 Maria-Ruth Storts Ms. Kathy Waller & Mr. Kenny Goggins

The Robert S. Elster Foundation John & Cindy Ethridge Diane & Daryl Evans David & Jessica Felfoldi Stacey and David Fisher 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. John Lee Leslie D. Leigh M.D. Eddie & Debbie Levin Dr. Roger Lewis Lubo Fund Debbie & Lon Neese Kristie L. Madara Jeffrey & Cynthia McCreary

$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

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 Karen & John Spiegel Lisa Cannon-Taylor & Chuck Taylor Rosemarie & David Thurston Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund Waffle House Susan & Tom Wardell Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Ramona & Ben White Mr. & Mrs. Monte Wilson Joni Winston Woodruff Arts Center President’s Fund Amy & Todd Zeldin

BENEFACTORS $5,000+ Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Anonymous Ellen Arnovitz Mr.&Mrs. Thomas J. Asher Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Ms. Blitch Ann Bird Frank Buonanotte Franklin & Dorothy Chandler Ezra Cohen Charitable Trust Mark Coan Kitty & Ezra Cohen Ann & Jim Curry Linda & Gene Davidson Diane Durgin Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Freeman Dr. Marvin Goldstein Erin & John Heyman Mrs. Erika James Lee Jenkins in Honor of Margaret Jenkins Anna & Hays Mershon Dori & Jack Miller Charlotte Montague & Tom Shields Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Susan & David Peterson Mr. Thomas Pinckney Scott, Dallas, & Mia Pioli Helen Smith Price Sharon & David Schachter Dr. & Mrs. R. K. Sehgal

$2,500+ Theodore & Andrea Altholz 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 Rita & Ralph Connell Susan & Ed Croft Marcia & John Donnell Eierman Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Norman Elliott

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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 Sam & Barbara Pettway Norm & Lindy Radow Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak Denise Raynor Helen M. Regenstein Robyn Roberts & Kevin Greiner Mr.&Mrs. Chip Rumely Mr. Ronald B. Russell & Mr. Tommy Sweat Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Sonny & Jeanne Seals Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III Benjamin R. Sillins Karen & Alex Stickney Susan & Alan Stiefel 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


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 from December 1, 2016 through March 13, 2018. $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 George & Bonnie Daneker Lori & Todd Edlin 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 Amy & Louis Lettes Michelle and Jonathan Lerner Michelle & Robert Leven 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 Michelle & Gary Simon 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 Robin and Howard Sysler Dr. & Mrs. Michael Szikman Mary and Eric Tanenblatt 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

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

Judith & Mark Taylor Mrs. & Mr. Velma C. Tilley Lorre L. Trytten Ttee Jeff Tucker Vogel Family Foundation Valerie & Peter Weitzner Penn & Sally Wells Adrienne Whitehead Melody Wilder Wilson & David Wilson Mrs. Wadleigh Winship

Lynne Winship William & Nancy Yang

PATRONS $1,000+ Anonymous Dr. & Mrs. Joel Adler Mr. & Mrs. John Copeland Bruce & Elizabeth Herman Pearlann & Jerry Horowitz Michael Kaluzny Suzanne & Thad King Kristin Hathaway Hansen Ms. Susan L Nardelli Ann Starr & Kent Nelson

Jenny Streeter

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Patricia & James Wilkerson Ms. Amy Winokur

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

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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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THE PATRON CIRCLE $200,000+

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Equifax & Employees EY, Partners & Employees Sally and Carl Gable The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation The Shubert Foundation William Randolph Hearst Foundations

$150,000+

1180 Peachtree Alston & Bird The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Lucinda W. Bunnen Frances B. Bunzl The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund - Atlanta Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Jones Day Foundation & Employees Katherine John Murphy Foundation Estate of Amy Norman Susan and Tom Wardell

$100,000+

A Friend of the Alliance Theatre & Woodruff Arts Center AT&T Sandra and Dan Baldwin In honor of Alleene and Jim Bratton Barbara and Steve Chaddick Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Ellen and Howard Feinsand First Data Corporation Peggy Foreman Fulton County Arts Council Genuine Parts Company Georgia-Pacific Corporation Google Beth and Tommy Holder Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Kaiser Permanente Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Merrill Lynch Morgens West Foundation Garnet and Dan Reardon Margaret and Bob Reiser Southern Company Gas Carol and Ramon Tomé Family Fund Mr.* and Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. WestRock Company

$75,000+

Susan and Richard Anderson BB&T Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Bloomberg Philanthropies BNY Mellon Wealth Management Ann and Jeff Cramer Katie and Reade Fahs The Fraser-Parker Foundation JLL Livingston Foundation, Inc. Massey Charitable Trust

National Endowment for the Arts Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Thalia and Michael C. Carlos Advised Fund Elizabeth and Chris Willett

$50,000+

A Friend of the High Museum of Art ADP Aarati and Peter Alexander Atlanta Area BMW Centers The Carter’s Charitable Foundation Carolynn Cooper and Pratap Mukharji Melinda and Brian Corbett Crawford & Company Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation / Dan W. Boone III Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Denny, Jr. DS Services Catherine Warren Dukehart Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP Jennifer and Marty Flanagan Betty Sands Fuller Kate and Paul Gaffney Carol and Paul Garcia General Electric Company George Lucas Family Foundation GMT Capital Corporation The Graves Foundation Nena C. Griffith Halle Foundation Allison and Ben Hill The Howell Fund, Inc. Karen and Jeb Hughes The John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Family Foundation & John and Rosemary Brown Katie and West Johnson Mr. Baxter P. Jones and Dr. Jiong Yan Joel Knox and Joan Marmo Merry McCleary and Ann Pasky Starr Moore and the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Morris Manning & Martin LLP Moxie Norfolk Southern Foundation North Highland Mr. and Mrs. David Parker The Primerica Foundation Regions Bank The Selig Foundation: Linda and Steve Selig & Cathy and Steve Kuranoff Mr. and Mrs. H. Bronson Smith Ms. Iris Smith and Mr. Michael S. Smith Sara and Paul Steinfeld Sally G. Tomlinson Mrs. Sue S. Williams The Woodruff Arts Center Employees

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The Patron Circle includes donors who generously made contributions to our FY17 annual funds and/or long-term special projects and endowment funds.

$25,000+

A Friend of the High Museum of Art Kristie and Charles Abney Mrs. Kristin Adams Madeline and Howell E. Adams, Jr. Allstate Insurance Company Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Arby’s Foundation, Inc. Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Yum and Ross Arnold Spring and Tom Asher Assurant Atlanta Beverage Company Atlantic Trust Company The Balloun Family Barbara and Ron Balser Lisa and Joe Bankoff Juanita and Gregory Baranco Anna and Ed Bastian Kelly O. and Neil H. Berman Birch Communications Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Nancy and Kenny Blank Janine Brown and Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Lisa and Paul Brown Camp-Younts Foundation The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Elaine and John Carlos Wright and Alison Caughman CBH International, Inc. The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Compass Group Tony Conway Cousins Properties Sherri and Jesse Crawford Erica and David Cummings Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Cheryl Davis and Kurt Kuehn Kay and David Dempsey Marcia and John Donnell Margaret and Scott Dozier Mrs. Sarah A. Eby-Ebersole and Mr. W. Daniel Ebersole Ed and Claude Fortson Charitable Trust Ms. Lynn Eden Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers and Mr. David Lile Virginia and Brent Eiland Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Nick Franz Sonya and Rick Garber Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III General Building Maintenance, Inc. George M. Brown Trust Fund of Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Natural Gas Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund, Inc. Goldman Sachs & Co. Carolyn and David Gould Sara Goza Mr. Kenneth Haines The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

Virginia Hepner and Malcolm Barnes Holder Construction Company Mr. and Mrs. Hilton H. Howell, Jr. Jane and Clayton Jackson Kim and Kirk Jamieson Lori and Bill Johnson Andrea and Boland Jones JP Morgan Private Bank Kaneva John C. Keller James F. Kelly Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Keough * Mr. and Mrs. David E. Kiefer Wendy and Scott Kopp Malinda and David Krantz Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Lewis Hank Linginfelter Karole and John Lloyd Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Kelly Loeffler and Jeffrey Sprecher The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Margot and Danny McCaul Sally and Allen McDaniel The Michael and Andrea Leven Family Foundation Judy Zaban Miller and Lester Miller Morgan Stanley – Atlanta Private Wealth Management Mueller Water Products, Inc. NCR Foundation Terence L. and Jeanne P. Neal Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Northern Trust Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright/ Northwestern Benefit Corporation of Georgia Novelis, Inc. Oscar G. and Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation Oxford Industries, Inc. Vicki and John Palmer Ms. Sara C. Passarella, in Memory of Ann E. Caulk Mr. and Mrs. E. Fay Pearce, Jr. Dr.* and Mrs. Martha Pentecost Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Printpack Quikrete Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Robinson Mrs. Ruth Magness Rollins Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Mary and Jim Rubright Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation


$25,000+ CONTINUED

Samuel H. Kress Foundation SCANA Energy Rachel and Bill Schultz Mrs. William A. Schwartz Joyce and Henry Schwob Linda and Mark Silberman Mr. and Mrs. Ross Singletary II Mr. and Mrs. Marc Skalla Skanska Mr. and Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Southwest Airlines Southwire Company State Bank & Trust Company Dr. Steven and Lynne Steindel Margaret and Terry Stent Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor and Ms. Triska Drake Troutman Sanders LLP United Distributors, Inc. Lori Vanderboegh and Brady Young Mr. Brandon Verner Susie and Patrick Viguerie Waffle House Kim and Reggie Walker Leigh and Tim Walsh Rebekah and Mark Wasserman Adair and Dick White Ann Marie and John B. White, Jr. Susan and John Wieland Wilmington Trust Suzanne B. Wilner Ellen and John Yates Amy and Todd Zeldin

$15,000+

A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra A Friend of the High Museum of Art (2) A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center (2) AAA Parking ABM Acuity Brands, Inc. Keith Adams and Kerry Heyward Robin Aiken and Bill Bolen Akris Mary Allen The Allstate Foundation Altria Client Services, Inc. Alvarez & Marsal Arris Group, Inc. Evelyn Ashley and Alan McKeon Atlanta Marriott Marquis Atlantic American Corporation/Delta Life Insurance/ Gray Television Atlantic Capital Bank Mr. and Mrs. Ali Azadi Margaret Baldwin and L. Paul Pendergrass Jennifer Barlament and Kenneth Potsic Susan R. Bell and Patrick M. Morris Nancy and Phil Binkow Stan and Laura Blackburn

The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation Stephanie Blank-Jomaky Mr. David Boatwright Susan V. Booth and Max Leventhal Lisa and Jim Boswell Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Boykin The Breman Foundation, Inc. Brenau University Laura Brightwell Mary and John Brock Brown & Brown Insurance, Inc. Bryan Cave Ms. Mary Cahill and Mr. Rory Murphy The Casey-Slade Group, Merrill Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Jefrrey S. Cashdan Center Family Foundation Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry The Chatham Valley Foundation, Inc. Chubb Clark and Ruby Baker Foundation Cathy and Bert Clark Susan and Carl Cofer Colliers International Ann and Steve Collins Cooper Global Ann and Tom Cousins Charlene Crusoe-Ingram and Earnest Ingram CSX Transportation Rebecca and Chris Cummiskey Russell Currey and Amy Durrell Elaine and Erroll Davis Cari Dawson and John Sparrow Mr. and Mrs. James Douglass Diane Durgin Mr. and Mrs. Merritt P. Dyke Eagle Rock Distributing Company Dr. Geoffrey G. Eichholz L. Franklyn Elliott, M.D. Fifth Third Bank Ford Motor Company Fund The Fred and Sue McGehee Family Charitable Fund Gas South, LLC Sue and Tim Gedrych Doris and Matthew Geller Marty and John Gillin Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Goerss Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goodsell Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Nancy and Holcombe Green Joy and Tony* Greene Drs. Jeannette Guarner and Carlos del Rio Jason and Carey Guggenheim/Boston Consulting Group Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Angelle and Jack Hamilton Nancy and Charles Harrison HD Supply

Grace B. Helmer Hogan Construction Group Mr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Hohlstein Mr. and Mrs. Jack K. Holland Jocelyn J. Hunter Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust Infor Global Solutions Inglett & Stubbs, LLC Insight Sourcing Group Jabian Consulting Jackson Healthcare Sheree and John Jay Lou Brown Jewell Ann A. and Ben F. Johnson III Mary and Neil Johnson Anne and Mark Kaiser James E. Kane Greg Kelly Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Kimberly-Clark Lisa and Scott Kirkpatrick Eydie and Steve Koonin Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Kowal Carrie and Brian Kurlander Louise and E.T. Laird James H. Landon Donna Lee and Howard Ehni Macy’s MAG Mutual Insurance Company Meghan and Clarke Magruder Majestic Realty Mr. and Mrs. Mike McCarthy Mr. and Mrs. Forrest McClain McKinsey & Company Mr. and Mrs. John F. McMullan Carolyn and Ken Meltzer Anna and Hays Mershon Ms. Molly Minnear Hala and Steve Moddelmog Phil and Caroline Moïse Montag Wealth Management Winifred B. and Richard S. Myrick Jane and Jeffrey Neumeyer Northside Hospital Caroline and Joe O’Donnell Lynn and Galen Oelkers Oldcastle, Inc. Gail O’Neill and Paul E. Viera Barbara and Sanford Orkin Overture Lindbergh Beth and David Park Karen and Richard Parker Perkins & Will Susan and David Peterson Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Piedmont Group MassMutual The Piedmont National Family Foundation Plateau Excavation Suzanne and Bill Plybon Portman Holdings Alessandra and Elton Potts Sandra and Larry Prince Pure Storage Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rawson

Regal Entertainment Group Estate of Shirley Rivers The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund Mr. and Mrs. William H. Rogers, Jr. Rooms to Go Foundation Patricia and Maurice Rosenbaum The Roy and Janet Dorsey Foundation S.J. Collins Enterprises Salesforce Savannah Distributing Company Jack Sawyer and Dr. Bill Torres Marci Schmerler and Walter W. Mitchell June and John Scott ServiceNow The Slumgullion Charitable Fund Smith & Howard, PC Biljana and Phil Southerland Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Spencer Stuart Karen and John Spiegel Gail and Loren Starr STARS of the Alliance Theatre Chandra Stephens-Albright and Warren Albright Charlita StephensWalker, Charles and Delores Stephens Judith and Mark Taylor Lisa Cannon Taylor and Chuck Taylor Thomas H. Lanier Family Foundation Rosemarie and David Thurston Tim and Lauren Schrager Family Foundation Transwestern Trapp Family U.S. Trust University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance John and Ray Uttenhove Roxanne and Benny Varzi Walden Security Kathy N. Waller Mr. and Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins Weldon H. Johnson Family Foundation Mrs. Susan Kengeter Wells and Dr. James Wells Mrs. Melinda M. Wertheim and Dr. Steven B. Wertheim Rod Westmoreland James B. and Betty A. Williams Richard Williams and Janet Lavine Jan and Greg Winchester Ms. Joni Winston Diane Wisebram and Edward D. Jewell Dina Woodruff Paul Wrights Mary and Bob Yellowlees

* Deceased

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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 Artistic Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 Oglethorpe History Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lucas 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 Stage Management Associate Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margo Moskowitz Resident Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bret Torbeck Alliance Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Campbell, lark hackshaw, Kara Procell, Jayson T. Waddell, R. Lamar Williams Costumes Director of Costume Shop and Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer Henderson Stage Management Production Assistants . . . . . Skylar Burks, Ashley Dickey, Allison Kelly Assistant Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April Andrew Design Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Clockel Drapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Kennedy, Cindy Lou Who Stage Operations Craftsmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Diana L. Thomas Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bowne Stitchers/1st Hands . . . . . . . . . . Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Brett Parker Assistant Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Courtney O’Neill Wig Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Ewing Crew Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vincent Simons Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hauzia Conyers, Katy Munroe, Niki Traxler Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Palmer Parks Automation Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Victor Mouledoux Jr. Properties Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haylee Scott Electrics Lighting and Projections Department Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steven Love 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 Marketing Off-Site Season Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donya K. Washington Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Boatright Assistant Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emika Abe Brand Marketing Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Holland Baird Creative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Talia Bromstad Content Strategist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathleen Covington Administration & Finance Director of Finance & Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Shively Patron Experience Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danielle Hicks Manager of Information Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Hubbert Season Ticket Concierge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken McNeil Accounting Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Hall Sales & Revenue Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Pinckney Accounts Payable Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kadeja Moton Group Services Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jocelyn Rick Management Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patrick Myers Group Services Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daviorr Snipes Administration/Education Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elecia Crowley Brand Journalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A’riel Tinter Audience Development Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Winn Lead House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Destiny Stancil Development Director of Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Clements Assistant House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristen Parker Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . Caitlin Way House Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dana Hylton Calabro, Christina Dresser, Ken McNeil, Brittany Smith, Sarah Wallis Grants Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Collins Goss Development Manager, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julianne Gambert Program Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grace Madden Development Coordinator, Board Relations & Special Events . . . Lindsay Ridgeway

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DINING GUIDE ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GREAT NIGHT OUT? Try one of these local restaurants before or after the show. For dinner-and-show packages, visit encoreatlanta.com/offers. 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 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 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: 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 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

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THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE BREW PUB/GOURMET PUB FARE GORDON BIERSCH — Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this brewery-restaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. 3242 Peachtree Road NE, 404.264.0253, gordonbiersch.com. B

EL TACO — An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with allnatural meats and tasty margaritas. 1186 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.873.4656, eltaco-atlanta.com.VH

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

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

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 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, exposed-brick 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 36 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

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 SOUTHERN/SOUTHERN-INSPIRED 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 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


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ALLIANCE THEATRE ENCORE :: HOSPICE + POINTING AT THE MOON  

Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Alliance Theatre and the Hertz Stage, T...

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Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Alliance Theatre and the Hertz Stage, T...