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 The Alliance Theatre opens its 50th season with a family musical from A.A. Milne’s books and that chubby little bear with gentle lessons for us all. | By Julie Bookman

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“We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?” asked Piglet. “Even longer,” Pooh answered. It’s very nice to go traveling, but it’s oh so nice to come home! After spending a year on the road, there’s something comforting about coming back to the place we’ve called home for the past 50 years. To triumphantly return to the Woodruff campus, battletested from the itinerant adventure, and gifted with scores of new friends we met along the way, from every part of our glorious city. So, why not celebrate this homecoming by contemplating the very spirit of friendship in the company of our nearest and dearest? It seems entirely fitting, perhaps even fated, that we’re beginning our 50th anniversary season with such a dear old friend, the truth-telling sage, Winnie-the-Pooh. He has been captivating our imaginations and influencing our behavior for generations. Yes, he’s that sort of bear. It was Pooh who taught us to sing through the riddles of life, to glimpse eternity by fully embracing the present. It was Pooh who taught us to love your friends not because they’ve earned your love but simply because they’re your friends. It’s Pooh who still reminds me daily that silence can be fruitful, and simplicity, profound. That same sage teddy bear encourages me to contemplate the unanswerable questions, to find meaning in the asking and fulfillment in the wonder. These are eternal truths. No less relevant today than when I first encountered them as a child or when A.A. Milne first wrote them in 1926. So, who better to usher us into the next 50 years of telling truths and captivating our audiences’ collective imagination? In addition to kicking off our milestone season, this show marks our fourth annual collaboration with our friends at the High Museum of Art, in which we join forces to celebrate children’s picture book art. Running concurrently with our show is the stunning exhibition Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic, which gives us the rare opportunity to experience E.H. Shepard’s original illustrations. Those beautifully elegant images — so simple yet so emotionally resonant — inspired every element of our production from the delicate direction to the sophisticated design. What a joy to welcome you to the Hundred Acre Wood as we launch this special season. We look forward to spending the next 50 years together. Or even longer. Christopher Moses Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director

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LEFT: This pen-and-ink drawing by E.H. Shepard is part of the High Museum exhibition Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic. The drawing dates to 1928, comes from Chapter 6 of The House at Pooh Corner and is captioned “For a long time they looked at the river beneath them.” Credit: Beattie, The Creative Communications Group © The Shepard Trust.

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The Alliance Theatre opens its 50th season with a family musical from the A.A. Milne books about a chubby little bear who has gentle lessons for us all. By Julie Bookman

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ow do we love Winnie-the-Pooh? Let us count the ways. We love Pooh because he’s friendly and thoughtful, upbeat and true. He’s a contented bear who always hopes to come through, never wants to mess things up or let someone down. He just wants to enjoy the simple pleasures of each day. Though he calls himself “a bear of very little brain,” Pooh often knows more than he thinks he does and has the common-sense solution that

has escaped others. When you get right down to it, the chubby bear introduced in 1926 by British author A.A. Milne doesn’t need much — except a little snack. He’s forever thinking about “a small smackeral” or “a lick of honey.” The Alliance Theatre’s Christopher Moses, the Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director, calls Pooh’s ability to follow his wonder and curiosity “a master class in mindfulness.” He likes the bear’s generous heart and boundless curiosity, too.

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Pooh’s creators: A.A. Milne (left, with son Christopher Robin) and E.H. Shepard. Works by both are part of the High Museum’s Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition. Credits: Milne photo by Howard Coster, 1926 © National Portrait Gallery, London. E.H. Shepard photo by Howard Coster, 1932, given by Mrs. Norah Shepard © National Portrait Gallery, London.

With such admirable attributes, it’s no surprise that the Alliance is going young for the first celebration in a landmark anniversary year. The 2018/19 season is the nationally known regional company’s 50th, no small feat. Winnie-the-Pooh, a small-scale musical gleaned from the Pooh books, has been dramatized by Le Clanché du Rand. With school out during the run, the company decided to cast kids in three roles: Christopher Robin, Pooh’s human compatriot; Roo the kangaroo; and Piglet, who sings about the fear of being clean and the joy of balloons. Mabel Tyler, 13, who played Matilda in a recent national tour of Matilda the Musical, plays the nervous little Piglet. Caleb Baumann, 13, is Christopher Robin, with 11-year-old CJ Cooper as Roo. Both boys were in the Alliance’s winter staging of The Jungle Book. Into the Hundred Acre Wood Milne (1882-1956) stayed close to home in naming his characters. “Pooh” comes from his son’s stuffed teddy bear, which, in turn, was named for a popular Canadian black bear at the London Zoo and a swan that the Milne family met on holiday. Christopher Robin was the name of Milne’s son. When the author needed characters to join Pooh Bear in the Hundred Acre Wood 8 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

(modeled on Ashdown Forest and the Five Hundred Acre Wood in East Sussex, where the family had a country home), he looked no further than his son’s room. There he found toys named Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Tigger. Milne did invent Owl and Rabbit. Bearly existential Regardless of what lofty reading material rotates to and from Moses’ night table, he says he always keeps a copy of Milne’s original Winnie-the-Pooh there. “I pick it up from time to time because it asks some of the existential questions we tend to ask ourselves,” he says. “It provides the kind of wisdom that teaches us how to live a good life, how to walk through this world in a grateful and fulfilling way.” And how to be a good friend. “The theme of friendship constantly comes up,” Moses says. “Milne has given us a charming guide on how to be a friend.” Pooh, his forest pals and their adventures have proved timeless. Perhaps, says Moses, “because they reveal some profound truths about the human experience. We can almost all find a character we can relate to.” For Moses, that’s Piglet, “given that I too tend toward nervousness.” How about you? A


Also on view at the High Museum is this block print, hand-colored by E.H. Shepard, 1970 © Egmont UK Ltd, reproduced with permission from the Shepard Trust.

High Museum, Alliance partner again With Winnie-the-Pooh, the Alliance Theatre and the High Museum of Art collaborate for a fourth consecutive year to showcase the work of children’s book authors and artists. At the High, Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic makes its first U.S. visit and runs through Sept. 2. The Alliance’s Winnie-the-Pooh musical runs through July 8. In recent years, the two entities have spotlighted the work of Ashley Bryan (The Dancing Granny), Eric Carle (Pancakes, Pancakes!) and Mo Willems (Knuffle Bunny). The exhibition, organized by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, is believed to be the first of its kind in more than 40 years. It explores the origins, creation and legacy of A.A. Milne’s stories and E.H. Shepard’s illustrations and features more than 200 works, including original illustrations, manuscripts and proofs along with early editions, letters, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and Pooh fashions. ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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A history of the teddy bear from President Theodore Roosevelt to England’s Winnie-the-Pooh. Compiled by Lucas Evans, Oglethorpe Literary Intern

The Beginning. 1902, The Washington Post. The newspaper published a satirical cartoon in response to President Theodore Roosevelt, a noted hunter, refusing to shoot a bear on a hunting trip with the governor of Mississippi. Inspired by Roosevelt. The original teddy bear manufactured by Morris Michtom. It originally looked more authentic but was altered to make it cuter.

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Bears, bears, bears. A replica of the Steiff model of teddy bear, developed at the same time as the Michtom. Christopher Robin. A.A. Milne’s son, with his teddy bear, the inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh. Call him Winnie. Pooh’s name comes from a black bear that Christopher Robin saw at the London Zoo. Inspiring toys. Christopher Robin owned Tigger, Kanga, Edward Bear, Eeyore and Piglet. His father created all the other characters in the Pooh stories. CREDITS Opposite page: Washington Post cartoonist Clifford K. Berryman, “Drawing the Line in Mississippi”; Ideal Novelty & Toy Company catalog, 1950. Landauer GV1219.I44 1950; Roosevelt’s grandson’s bear: Tim Evanson from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. This page: Christopher Robin and his bear taken in 1928, photographer uncredited; Harry Colebourne and Winnie taken during the first world war; Replica of Steiff Bär 55 PB, Steiff-Museum Giengen; Pete Riesett and Steven Crossot/AP ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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CAST in alphabetical order ISAKE AKANKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rabbit/Owl Puppet CALEB BAUMANN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Robin * GRANT CHAPMAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pooh CJ COOPER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roo * MARIA RODRIGUEZ-SAGER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kanga/Owl Puppet * JOE SYKES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eeyore MABEL TYLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Piglet UNDERSTUDIES AVERY MICHAEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Piglet CORY PHELPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pooh/Eeyore CAIT ST. CLAIR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Robin/Roo MADISON WELCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kanga/Rabbit/Owl Puppet STAGE MANAGEMENT * LIZ CAMPBELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager SHAWANNA HALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Production Assistant ALLISON KELLY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Production Assistant KAREN AGUIRRE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Young Performer Supervisor TYLER CROW. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Intern GRANT CHAPMAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager PRODUCTION & DESIGN ASSISTANCE ELIZABETH DINKOVA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Director HERSHEY MILLNER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Assistant SCOTTIE ROWELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Puppet Designer/Fabricator ED THROWER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Music Assistant FOR THIS PRODUCTION EMMA LIPSITT, GRAHAM SCHWARTZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Mixers HOLLY O’REAGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deck Sound WILLIE PARKS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stagehand NIKI TRAXLER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe SETTING The Hundred Acre Wood

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profiles ISAKE AKANKE (Rabbit/Owl Puppet) is elated to be back at the Alliance to work on such a classic. She earned her B.F.A. from Southern Methodist University, and her training has allowed her to take on roles from Shakespeare to James Baldwin. She has been privileged to work with the phenomenal director Patricia McGregor, the award-winning playwright Will Power and Atlanta’s own Tinashe Kajese-Bolden. Recent roles include Cardboard Piano (Actor’s Express), Eclipsed (Synchronicity Theatre), Tell Me My Dream (Alliance Theatre), Hurt Village, Blues for Mister Charlie (SMU Theatre) and The Piano Lesson (SRT). She thanks her family for their push, encouragement, support and unconditional love. CALEB BAUMANN (Christopher Robin) is excited to help bring one of his favorites stories to life in Winnie-thePooh! Theater: The Jungle Book, A Christmas Carol, Shakespeare in Love (Alliance Theatre); Where Butterflies Go in Winter, A Wrinkle in Time, Around Atlanta on $80 (Alliance Theatre Youth Players); The Lion King Jr. (Legacy Theatre). Caleb is an honor student who enjoys playing trumpet, filmmaking, swimming, biking and parkour. He thanks his friends and family as well as his wonderful teachers at the Alliance and Flat Rock Middle School for their love and support. Special thanks to Jody and Leora for this wonderful opportunity! www.calebbaumann.com GRANT CHAPMAN (Pooh/ASM) is thrilled to make his Alliance debut. His Atlanta credits include both parts of Angels in America at Actor’s Express. He also has worked at the Guthrie and Intiman theaters, Trinity Repertory Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Stonington Opera House and the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. He works regularly with the Seattle-based Williams Project, a living-wage theater collective (www. thewilliamsproject.org). Training: M.F.A. Brown University/Trinity Rep; B.F.A. University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater. www.grantchapman.net CJ COOPER (Roo) is thrilled to make his Alliance debut. Recent credits include The Jungle Book at the Alliance (U/S Mowgli) and three years in the Alliance Theatre’s Summer Drama and Musical Theater camps in Cinderella and Fella (as Fella), The Music of Leonard Bernstein and Hercules in a Greek gods-inspired production. CJ has a keen love for the arts along with vision, passion and

charisma, and is poised for greatness. Love and gratitude to friends and family. MARIA RODRIGUEZ-SAGER (Kanga) is over the moon to make her Alliance debut. Recent credits include Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Theatrical Outfit), Project Dawn (Horizon Theatre), In the Heights (Aurora Theatre/Theatrical Outfit), In the Next Room (Synchronicity Theatre) and That Other Woman’s Child (Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYMF). TV: Dylan Kussman’s “The Steps,” “The Brave,” “Nashville,” “Good Behavior” and “The Game.” She thanks you for supporting local professional theater and hopes you will continue to do so. There is no Us without You. Bless and be blessed. www.mariasager.com JOE SYKES (Eeyore) is excited to make his TYA debut! Alliance Theatre: The Geller Girls. At Actor’s Express: Angels in America, Appropriate, Blackberry Winter, Pluto (Suzi winner for best world premiere, 2014), Wolves (Suzi winner for best world premiere, 2013), Next Fall and Suddenly Last Summer. At Aurora Theatre: Clybourne Park (Suzi winner for best ensemble, 2015). At Dad’s Garage: Date, Large Animal Games. At Georgia Ensemble Theatre: Charley’s Aunt. At 7 Stages: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. Joe is a company member at Out of Hand Theater and a graduate of the University of Georgia. MABEL TYLER (Piglet) is overjoyed to return to the Alliance! National credits include the first national tour of Matilda the Musical (Matilda). Regional credits include Vivian (Chase & Jessica/ Vivian) and Shrek (Young Fiona) at Atlanta Lyric Theatre; Tuck Everlasting (U/S Winnie Foster) at the Alliance; Les Miserables (Young Cosette) and Mary Poppins (Jane Banks) at Aurora Theatre; and Madeline’s Christmas (Madeline) at Horizon and Atlanta Children’s theaters. TV/film: “Good Behavior,” “Mr. Robot,” “Conan,” “Nashville,” The Founders Film, A Sunday Horse. Thank you to everyone at the Alliance for this opportunity! Gratitude and love to family and teachers! Enjoy the performance! Phil. 1:3. AVERY MICHAEL (U/S Piglet) is thrilled to make her Alliance debut. Recent credits include Esther Jane in A Christmas Story (OnStage Atlanta) and Young York in The Tragedy of Richard III (Atlanta Shakespeare Company). Avery thanks her parents for being pretty cool, her

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profiles sister for being her biggest fan, and all her awesome teachers and directors for supporting her dream of acting. CORY PHELPS (U/S Pooh/Eeyore) is thrilled for the opportunity to understudy with the Alliance Theatre! He is an actor, director and arts administrator. His credits include Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse), Othello (Warehouse Theatre), Grace for President (Aurora Theatre) and A Christmas Carol (Aurora’s touring one-man show). Cory is a proud alum of the Aurora Theatre apprenticeship program and is represented by JTA Talent. B.F.A. in acting, Western Carolina University. Enjoy the show. www.coryphelps.com CAIT ST. CLAIR (U/S Christopher Robin/Roo) is excited to be part of the Winnie-the-Pooh world! Cait’s previous acting experiences include Alliance Theatre camp showcases, Alliance Theatre acting classes and drama club at school. Cait is an avid theatregoer, having seen shows at most metro Atlanta theaters. She also loves reading, coding (Minecraft), travel, music (piano) and pretending. MADISON WELCH (U/S Kanga/ Rabbit/Owl Puppet) is thrilled to make her Alliance debut. Credits: Serenbe Playhouse Acting Apprenticeship (2017-18), where she was seen in Robin Hood, Cabaret, Snow Queen, The Sleepy Hollow Experience, Macbeth and The Little Mermaid. Other credits include You Can’t Take It With You (Okoboji Summer Theatre), Fancy Nancy (Boji Bantam), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stephens College), Brewed (Warehouse Theatre Company) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Stephens College). B.F.A. in acting from Stephens College School of Performing Arts. Thanks and thanks and thanks to her mom, friends, teachers and family. 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. LEORA MORRIS (Director) has directed Crossing Delancey and The Dancing Granny at the Alliance. Other directing credits include Spring Awakening 16 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

(Connecticut College); Orphans (Coal Mine Theatre, Toronto); He Left Quietly (2014 SummerWorks Best Production Award, Toronto); Amy and the Orphans, Women Beware Women, The Troublesome Reign of King John, Riverbank: A Noh Play for Northerly Americans (Yale School of Drama); The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, love holds a lamp in this little room, He Left Quietly (Yale Cabaret). Leora won Toronto’s 2012 Ken MacDougall Award for Emerging Directors, served as co-artistic director for Yale Cabaret’s 48th season, and was co-awarded the Julian Milton Kaufman Prize in Directing upon graduating with her M.F.A. in directing from Yale School of Drama. She was the Yale Directing Fellow at the Alliance Theatre in 2016/17 and is an O’Neill/NNPN National Directing Fellow. Upcoming: U.S. premiere of Labour of Love (Olney Theatre Center in Maryland). www.leoramorris.com DYLAN FREDERICK (Music Director) is the composer and lyricist of Boy Gets Violent (ArsNova ANTFEST), Summer Valley Fair (NYMF) and Lake Kelsey (Yale Cabaret). He is artistic director of the Gakko Camp Project, where he designs experimental, interdisciplinary summer camps around the world. He has a B.F.A. in theater performance from the University of Evansville and an M.F.A. in acting from the Yale School of Drama. MARIANA SANCHEZ (Scenic Designer) is a Mexico-born, New York-based scenic designer with a background in architecture. She was drawn to set design by her love for theater and her interest in experimenting with how emotions impact and transform space. Her set design credits include Manahatta (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Skeleton Crew (Baltimore Center Stage); Winter’s Tale (Public Theater); The Wolves (TheaterWorks); Oh My Sweet Land (The Play Company); Fade (Primary Stages and TheaterWorks); The River Bride (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Troy (Public); Frontieres Sans Frontieres (Bushwick Starr); War (Yale Rep); Chained Woman (the New School for Drama); and Peter Pan (Yale University), among others. She has an M.F.A. in scenic design from the Yale School of Drama, where she received the Donald and Zorca Oenslager Fellowship Award in Design. She earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture from the National University of Mexico. FABIAN FIDEL AGUILAR (Costume Designer) attended Yale and Boston universities to pursue theatrical costume design. He most recently assisted Emily Rebholz on The Low Road (Public Theater). Design credits include ¡Bienvenidos Blancos! or Welcome White People! (Philadelphia); A View From the Bridge; Seven Spots on the Sun; set and costumes for The War Boys (East Coast premiere); Sotto Voce (Portland Stage);


profiles Midsummer; The Moors (Yale Rep world premiere); The Master and Margarita (Yale School of Drama); He Left Quietly (SummerWorks Performance Festival, Toronto); and Knives in Hens, Quartet, Zero Scenario, A New Saint for a New World (Yale Cabaret). While in Boston, he worked for theaters, conservatories and universities including American Repertory Theater, Boston Ballet, Moscow Ballet and the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, among others. In his spare time he likes to paint watercolors or urban sketch. STEVEN LOVE (Lighting Designer) is a graduate of Kennesaw State University’s Theatre & Performance Studies program with a B.A. in theater with emphasis in lighting design. He has been on the staff of the Alliance Theatre’s electrics department for six years. Design credits include Scratch: The Revengence at Dad’s Garage, and Tell Me My Dream and Slur at the Alliance. CLAY BENNING (Sound Designer) has been the Alliance’s resident sound designer for 17 years, designing more than 95 productions, including 27 world premieres, 30 musicals and 25 Theater for Young Audiences productions. Recent work includes Disgraced; 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 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. LIZ CAMPBELL (Stage Manager) Recent Alliance credits include A Christmas Carol; The Dancing Granny; Cinderella and Fella; Ugly Lies the Bone; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Tiger Style!; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical; James and the Giant Peach; Shrek; Charlotte’s Web; and The Wizard of Oz. Other local credits include The World Goes Round, Million Dollar Quartet, Dreamgirls, Peter Pan, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Ragtime, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); True Love Lies, Charm School, The Bluest Eye, The Syringa Tree (Horizon Theatre); and Dividing the Estate, It’s a Wonderful Life, Confederacy of Dunces and Big River (Theatrical Outfit). She has a B.F.A. in theater from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Love to Ali and Maggie.

at Frank Wittow’s Academy Theatre. Jody is the Alliance’s producer and casting director at the Alliance, joining the company in 1991 as casting director. At the Alliance, she has cast and produced more than 200 LORT B, D and TYA productions encompassing a range of world premieres that includes The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry, What I Learned in Paris by Pearl Cleage, Broke by Janece Shaffer, In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney and more than 10 years of Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition-winning plays, plus such world and regional premiere musicals as Tuck Everlasting, Aida, The Color Purple, Sister Act: The Musical, Bring It On: The Musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County and Harmony, A New Musical. Jody is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and partnerships that recognize theatrical work as a catalyst for community conversation and connection. SUSAN V. BOOTH (Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Palefsky Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, local producing partnerships and regional collaborations plus commercial partnerships for such productions as The Prom; Tuck Everlasting; The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away With Me; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL. She has directed at the Goodman, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern, DePaul and Emory universities. She is a past president of the board of directors for the Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field, is a trustee of Denison University and a member of the Carter Center’s Board of Councilors. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal.

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discover us. discover you. discover us. discover you. In Winnie-the-Pooh I rediscovered my first introduction to philosophy. It brought back memories of looking forward to visiting my grandmother, Gaga, in Vermont, where her children’s bookshelf had all the A.A. Milne books, including Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. Pooh shows us the joy of “wondering” and “pondering” and taking “thinking walks.” He teaches us about empathy as he responds to Piglet, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga and Roo and, of course, Tigger. It brought back memories of favorite times, when Gaga would read to us and sing Pooh’s songs. In her younger life she had done performances of children’s songs, including the songs of Pooh. This bear “of very little brain” is so much more than a “Silly Old Bear” and in today’s conflicted time continues to teach us many things about the importance of relationships. Bill Sleeper Alliance Theatre Board Member

synopsis Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, inhabited by a bear named Winnie-the-Pooh, his human friend, Christopher Robin, and his animal friends. The stories in this show include Eeyore finding his tail; the residents of the Hundred Acre Wood learning to accept a new friend; and Kanga and her baby, Roo, planning a party. Each story tells a gentle tale about how to live in the world, pay more attention to the people around us, and confront fears and worries. Enjoy!

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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 Vice Chair Lila Hertz 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 Bill Freitag 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 Jamal Powell 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 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 Judy Feldstein & Susan Stiefel Chairman, Theater Educators Myra Medlin & Faye Windham Chairman, Theater Ushers Edwina Sellan 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

★★★★★★ $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 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

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

Place to Perform Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Theatre Communications Group Theatre Forward

By attending our theatre, you have made a powerful statement about how important the arts are to you. With the 2018/19 Season, the Alliance Theatre turns 50. Help us celebrate the power of great theatre for 50 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 Family Series Sponsor

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Official Hotel

Official Research Partner

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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 March 1, 2017 - May 9, 2018.

PREMIERE SUPPORT Spotlight $100,000+

Leadership Circle $15,000+

Director’s Circle $10,000+

SKK Foundation

Kristin R. Adams James Anderson Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Laura Brightwell Ann & Jeff Cramer Mr. & Mrs. William Dukes Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile Ellen & Howard Feinsand Marsha & Richard Goerss Jocelyn J. Hunter Sam Johnson Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer Jane & Hicks Lanier Patty & Doug Reid Bob & Margaret Reiser Dr. & Mrs. Matt Richburg Linda & Steve Selig Pam Sessions & Don Donnelly Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Tim & Maria Tassopoulous Mr. & Mrs. Brad L. Watkins Suzy Wilner Paul Wrights

Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Asher The Balloun Family Frank Buonanotte Mr. & Mrs. Peter Carter Ezra Cohen Charitable Trust Diane Durgin Eve Joy Eckardt Mr. & Mrs. Mark A. Eden Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Doug & Lila Hertz Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt Mr. Bob Jimenez John C. Keller David & Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Terri Bonoff & Matthew Knopf David L. Kuniansky 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 Mr. Josh D. Owen & Ms. Rebecca Robles L. Paul Pendergrass Scott, Dallas & Mia Pioli Mr. & Mrs. Asif Ramji

Susan & David Peterson Sam & Barbara Pettway Helen Smith Price Sharon & David Schachter Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Charlotte & Tom Shields Brian Shively & Jim Jinhong William & Margarita Sleeper Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Susan & Alan Stiefel Maria-Ruth Storts Kathy & Ron Tomajko Michael & June Tompkins Ms. Kathy Waller & Mr. Kenny Goggins Ms. Blitch Ann Bird John & Kathy Zamer

Ms. Tena Clark & Ms. Michelle LeClair Melodie H. Clayton Mark Coan & Family Charitable Fund Susan & Ed Croft Ann & Jim Curry Marcia & John Donnell Ralph & Ree Edwards Eierman Foundation Mr. David Felfoldi Andrew & Wendie Fisher Mr. & Mrs. David Fisher Ms. Patricia C. Garrett Heidi & David Geller Karen Gentry The Robert S. Elster Foundation Karen & Andrew Ghertner Mr. & Mrs. Frank S. Goodman Mr. & Mrs. Laurence O. Gray Mr. Kevin Greiner & Mrs. Robyn S. Roberts Mr. Terrence S. Hahn & Ms. Joan Stanescu Mrs. Carrie G. Hall Lynne & Jack Halpern Mrs. Amie Herbert Mr. & Mrs. Fred Herbert Henry & EttaRae Hirsch Foundation Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Dr. Joyce F. Houser Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Howerton III Paul & Rosthema Kastin Mark Keiser Dr. William A. Kiser Mr. Charles R. Kowal Leslie D. Leigh M.D. Eddie & Debbie Levin

Artistic Director’s Circle $35,000+ Barbara & Steve Chaddick Lynn Eden Anne & Mark Kaiser Starr Moore & the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Chairman’s Cicle $25,000+ The Antinori Foundation Farideh & Ali Azadi The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Stephanie Blank Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Cashdan Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Catalfano Eversheds Sutherland Katie & Reade Fahs Doris & Matthew Geller David & Carolyn Gould Victoria & Howard Palefsky Charlita Stephens-Walker & Delores Stephens Benny & Roxanne Varzi

Mr. & Mrs. Sean Reardon Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Mark & Linda Silberman Cathy Selig & Steve Kuranoff Mr. & Mrs. Chris Sizemore Karen & John Spiegel Lynne & Steve Steindel Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright In honor of Carol Jones Chuck & Lisa Cannon-Taylor Rosemarie & David Thurston Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund Waffle House Susan & Tom Wardell Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Ramona & Ben White Joni Winston Amy & Todd Zeldin

BENEFACTORS $5,000 Anonymous Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Mr. & Mrs. Roland L. Bates James & Vicki Bell Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Mr. W. Imara Canady Franklin & Dorothy Chandler Rita & Ralph Connell LeighAnn & Chad Costley Linda & Gene Davidson Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Mr. &Mrs. Jerry Freeman Mr. & Mrs. John D. Fuller The George Brown Fund Dr. Marvin Goldstein Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman John Haupert & Bryan Brooks Dr. Wendy Heckelman Erin & John Heyman Linda & Richard Hubert Mrs. Erika James Jason & Laurie Jeffay Lee Jenkins in honor of his wife Margaret Dr. & Mrs. John Lee Kristie L. Madara Mary Wilmer Covey Charitable Trust Anna & Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger The Zaban Foundation Dedi & Julian Mohr June M. Morrison Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Debbie & Lon Neese

$2,500+ Anonymous Elaine & Miles Alexander Phyllis Kozarsky & Eliot Arnovitz Ellen Arnovitz John & Lynn Ayers Elizabeth & John Bacon Lisa & Joe Bankoff Candace & Jeff Bell Mr. & Mrs. John Benator Ariana L. Hargrave Ms. Christina Bortz Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Mrs. Lucinda W. Bunnen Dr. Aubrey Bush & Dr. Carol Bush Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Candace Carson Frank & Mary Anne Chew

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Dr. Roger Lewis Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh, III Erin Quinn Nancy & Mike Millett Mrs. Lesley R. Morgan Mr. Michael Morgan Janice & Tom Munsterman Lynn & Galen Oelkers John & Helen Parker Keri Powell & Daniel Marks Mr. & Mrs. Norman J. Radow Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak Robert & Eva Ratonyi Dr. & Mrs. Fredric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Chip Rumely Mr. George Russell, Jr. & Mrs. Faye Sampson-Russell Mr. Ronald B. Russell & Mr. Tommy Sweat Sonny & Jeanne Seals Dr. & Mrs. R. K. Sehgal Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III Benjamin R. Sillins Sara & Paul Steinfeld Karen & Alex Stickney Jim & Janie Stratigos Mark Swinton Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Theatre Communications Group Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Wiley, Jr. Mr. Charles R. Wolf William & Nancy Yang Ms. Kathryn M. Zickert


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 March 1, 2017 - May 9, 2018. $1,500+ Anonymous Judge Gregory A. Adams & Wanda C. Adams Diane & Kent Alexander Theodore & Andrea Altholz Dr. Rhona S. Applebaum & Mr. Mark Peabody Joselyn & Bobby Baker Mr. & Mrs. Billy Bauman Mr. Gregg D. Bedol Mark & Pam Bell Lesley & Bruce Berman Karen & David Birnbrey Shirley Blaine Debraleigh & Jon Brown Sara & Alex Brown Dr. & Mrs. S. Wright Caughman David Cofrin & Christine Tryba-Cofrin John D. Copeland Brad & Sally Currey

George & Bonnie Daneker Lori & Todd Edlin Mr. & Mrs. Tim Eyerly Michael & Jody Feldman Ms. Dale A. Ferguson Debbie Frank & Sandy McDonald Andrea Freeman Linda M. Garrett Azita & Oscar Garrett John Vaught & Karen Gentry Mr. & Mrs. Judson Graves Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel Dawn & Jack Hereth Bruce & Elizabeth Herman Carsten Hilker Melinda Cooper Holladay & Phil Holladay John Hopkins Adrienne Hudson-Morgan Lucy Kinnaird Sheri & Steve Labovitz Michelle & Jonathan Lerner

Mr. & Mrs. Louis Lettes Robert & Michelle Leven Ms. Theresa McCabe Jeffrey & Cynthia McCreary Jim & Jo McLean Dr. John & Melissa Merlino Dori & Jack Miller In Honor of Don Musholt Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Mr. & Mrs. Chau Nguyen Peg Petersen Thomas Pinckney Dr. Denise Raynor Helen M. Regenstein Richard C. Munroe Foundation Dr. Jerry & Mrs. Linda Richman Dr. Susan & Mr. David Rifkin Mr. Steve A. Robinson Peter & Alice Rogers Adam M. Roseman Elizabeth Wallace & Christopher Scislowicz

Mr. Scott Seydel & Mrs. Pat Mitchell-Seydel Fred & Diane Shaftman Nancy & Gerald Silverboard Robert & Judith Simmermon Michelle & Gary Simon Howard & Robin Sysler Mary & Eric Tanenblatt Mr. & Mrs. Robert Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Ted Verren Ms. Avril Vignos Cynthia Widner Wall & James A. Wall Mr. D. Richard Williams & Ms. Janet M. Lavine Sue S. Williams

Kay H. & Burke C. Jones Michael Kaluzny Marium Khalid Suzanne & Thad King Cecil Winn & Edmond Laird Michael Lipsitt Raymond & Penelope McPhee Stacia Minton Chris & Brittany Moses Ann Starr & Kent Nelson RefrigiWear Dr. & Mrs. Charles Rosenberg

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Rothberg Jane & Rein Saral Sam Schwartz & Lynn Goldowski Jane E. Shivers The Shockley Family Susan & Jay Smith Nicola Smith Tony Spurlin Jenny Streeter Judith & Mark Taylor Lorre L. Trytten Ttee Jeff Tucker

Carolyn Tuthill Bozzuto Vogel Family Foundation Valerie & Peter Weitzner Adrienne Whitehead J.M. Wilkerson Construction Company Ms. Amy Winokur Lynne Winship

PATRONS $1,000+ Dr. & Mrs. Joel Adler Dennis T. Blackmon Rob & Suzanne Boas Dr. Mary S. Campbell Elizabeth Etoll Warren M. Gump Mrs. Kristin Hathaway Hansen & Mr. Norman Hansen Mrs. Pearlann Horowitz Dr. & Mrs. Eugene S. Hurwitz

* Deceased

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 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 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 Anonymous in honor of Alleen 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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THE ENCORE ATLANTA

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.

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, 30 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco seating area. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404.897.5000, livingstonatlanta.com. M 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 Virginia Highland IP Inman Park W Westside

PHOTO COURTESY OF FIFTH GROUP

AMERICAN BUCKHEAD DINER An American dining experience unlike any other, Buckhead Diner is truly an Atlanta classic. Join us where diner meets fine dining, with inventive and long-time favorite menu items, snappy service and retro style. 3073 Piedmont Rd. NE, 404.262.3336, buckheadrestaurants.com, B


THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE 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

PACES & VINE, MARKFBAXTER.COM

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

PACES & VINE’s BRAISED SHORT RIB RAGÙ with house-made papperdelle and house-made ricotta.

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 speciallypriced 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

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DAVIO’S — The concept behind Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is simple, regional Italian food with a focus on the grill. Davio’s serves everything from aged steaks to simple-yet-unique pasta creations; all prepared by hand, using the finest ingredients. 3500 Peachtree Road, NE, 404-844-4810, davios.com/atl. B 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

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE’s CRAB STACK made of colossal lump blue crab, avocado, mango and cucumber.

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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, NA BREAKFAST/BRUNCH/DESSERT CORNER CAFE — This Buckhead favorite serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch selections, including salads, soups, and sandwiches, as well as baked-on-site pastries, bread, and special desserts. 3070 Piedmont Rd., 404.240.1978, buckheadrestaurants.com. B BREWPUB/GOURMET PUB FARE GORDON BIERSCH — Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this breweryrestaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. 3242 Peachtree Road NE, 404.264.0253, gordonbiersch.com. B 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 overthe-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

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

STEAKHOUSE CHOPS LOBSTER BAR — An Atlanta staple known for its awardwinning food and service, Chops consistently ranks as one of the top ten steakhouses in the country. 70 West Paces Ferry Rd., 404.262.2675, buckheadrestaurants.com. B


THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE exposed-brick interior and a back patio. 992 Virginia Ave. NE, 404.873.5430, latavolatrattoria.com. M

COPELAND’S OF NEW ORLEANS’ EGGPLANT PIROGUE: fried eggplant slices, au gratin sauce, Gulf shrimp, fresh crab claws served on a bed of angel hair pasta.

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 FRENCH BISTRO NIKO is a nod to Paris in the heart of Buckhead. The classic French fare is authentic & ensures that everyone finds something to suit their tastes. 3344 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404.261.6456, buckheadrestaurants.com. B

COPELAND’S OF NEW ORLEANS, FIFTH GROUP

ITALIAN LA TAVOLA — Neighborhood hub for classic Italian comfort food has a cozy,

PRICCI — A contemporary Italian restaurant with a creative menu, dramatic interior and friendly service, Pricci is fun, stylish dining at its best. Casual and classy, Pricci has an innovative menu which combines classic cuisine with modern flair. 500 Pharr Road, 404.237.2941, buckheadrestaurants.com. B JAPANESE NAKATO — An authentic Japanese family owned restaurant serving dinnerboth traditional and hibachi/teppanyaki style favorites, along with the freshest selection of sushi in Atlanta. 1776 Cheshire Bridge Road, NE, 404-873-6582, nakatorestaurant.com. B 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 EL TACO — An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and tasty margaritas. 1186 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.873.4656, eltaco-atlanta.com. VH SEAFOOD/SUSHI ATLANTA FISH MARKET — With the Southeast’s widest selection of fresh seafood, and a menu printed twice daily, Atlanta Fish Market’s comfortable, neighborhood atmosphere is a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of Buckhead. 265 Pharr Rd., 404.262.3165. buckheadrestaurants.com. B LA TAVOLA’s LASAGNA BOLOGNESE steals the Sunday brunch show. Arrive early. It goes quickly.

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THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE KYMA — A contemporary seafood tavern with an inventive yet approachable menu that stays true to its Greek origins. The dazzling constellation display on the blue ceiling, white marble columns and fresh fish display create an experience like no other. 3085 Piedmont Rd., 404.262.0702. buckheadrestaurants.com. B 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

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-

Spanish spice-rubbed 24-OUNCE RIBEYE, crispy potatoes, mushrooms and rioja bordelaise at GYPSY KITCHEN located in The Shops Buckhead.

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

Buckhead Life Restaurant Group’s KYMA features contemporary seafood true to its Greek origins.

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GYPSY KITCHEN, BUCKHEAD LIFE RESTAURANT GROUP

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


THE ENCORE ATLANTA DINING GUIDE 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

The plant-based dishes such as the CURRY NOODLE SOUP at SoNo’s HERBAN FIX is delightfully pleasing as to the eye as well as they are to the palate.

HERBAN FIX

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

WINERY/DINING + EVENT VENUE CITY WINERY — A unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food & wine classes, private events in a variety of configurations, and fine dining. 650 North Avenue, NE, 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta. M

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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 Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Palmer Parks Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hauzia Conyers, Katy Munroe, Niki Traxler Automation Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Victor Mouledoux Jr. Properties Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haylee Scott Electrics Lighting and Projections Department Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steven Love Staff Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gabby Ide, Steve Jordan, Landon Robinson EDUCATION Dan Reardon Director of Education Teaching Artists (continued) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allison Gardner, Al Hamacher, & Associate Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Moses Amber Hamilton, Robert Hindsman, Mira Hirsch, Jeremiah Hobbs, Catherine Dee Holly, BJ Hughes, Hannah Hyde, Rachel Jones, Carole Kaboya, Administrative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Jones Chloe Kay, Ashe Kazanjian, David Kote, LeeAnna Lambert, Clayton Landey, Database & Content Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Dresser Kathleen Link, Shayla Love, Amy Lucas, Chani Maisonet, Barry Stewart Mann, Family Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Aston Bosworth Early Childhood Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristen Buckley Cara Mantella, Gloria Martin, Marielle Martinez, Patrick McColery, Matt McCubbin, Bethany Mendenhall, Bryan Mercer, Karin Mervis, Ashton Montgomery, Teen & Adult Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Wallis Institute Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Pogue Jenna Morris, JD Myers, Sarah Newby Halicks, Rosemary Newcott, Donal Noonan, Lee Nowell, Teundras Oaks, Mary Emily O’Bradovich, Lee Osorio, Brooke Owens, Manager of Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Davis Tafee Patterson, Michelle Pokopac, Ashley Prince, Samantha Provenzano, Education Customer Service Associates . . . . . . . . Nicole Kang, Tiffany Porter J.L. Reed, Kiona Reese, Gabriella Rosado, David Rosetti, Naima Russell, Camp Coordinator & Family Programs Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . Aierelle McGill Julissa Sabino, Avery Sharpe, Linda Sherbert, Kimberly Simms, Laura Spears, Communications Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .J. Noble Holly Tatem, Jasmine Thomas, Ed Thrower, Ebony Tucker, Jose Vasquez, Education Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin Geter Amanda Wansa Morgan, Rachel Wansker, Megan Wartell, Andrea Washington, Teaching Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . .Will Amato, Chase Anderson, Ricardo Aponte, Davia Weatherill, Caitlyn Weaver, Megan Wheeler, Katy Whitson, Peyton Bolling, Kim Bowers-Rheay Baran, Jared Brodie, Chelsea Brown, Danyé Brown, Kyle Brumley, Lon Bumgarner, Mark Cabus, Kirstin Calvert, Stephanie Willis, Vallea Woodbury Kirk Campbell, Kara Cantrell, Taryn Carmona, Karen Cassady, Anna Caudle, Teen Ensemble Members . . . . . Austin Anderson, Gillian Baker, Laughton Berry, Katie Causey, Hannah Chatham, Vivi Chavez, Hannah Chiclana, Hannah Church, Tyler Bey, Caroline Caden, Amiel Djoume, Kalonjee Gallimore, Travis Harper, Megan Cramer, Kelly Criss, Nakeisha Daniel, Theresa Davis, Shelli Delgado, Laila Henderson, Skylar Hensley, Jalexis James, Daisy Jinadu, Barbara Kincaid, Jorge Donoso, John Doyle, Laurin Dunleavy, Rachael Endrizzi, Jessica Espinoza, Joshua Lelonek, Marshall Mabry, Geordyn Marks, Taylor McKinney, Shelby Folks, Sharon Foote, Elaine Friend, Daryl Funn, Scotty Gannon, William Milhouse, Jordan Powell, Adirah Robinson, Kellie Rodriquez, Emmanuel Rojas, Monique Schloss, Stella Storino, Ever Taylor MANAGEMENT Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Schleifer Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Thruston Off-Site Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donya K. Washington Assistant Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emika Abe Administration & Finance Director of Finance & Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Shively Manager of Information Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Hubbert Accounting Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Hall Accounts Payable Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kadeja Moton Management Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patrick Myers Administration/Education Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elecia Crowley Development Director of Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Clements Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . Caitlin Way Grants Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Collins Goss Development Manager, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julianne Gambert Development Coordinator, Board Relations & Special Events . . . Lindsay Ridgeway

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Marketing Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Boatright Brand Marketing Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Holland Baird Creative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Talia Bromstad Content Strategist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathleen Covington Patron Experience Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danielle Hicks Promotions Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Verity Lister Season Ticket Concierge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken McNeil Sales & Revenue Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Pinckney Group Services Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jocelyn Rick Group Services Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daviorr Snipes Brand Journalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A’riel Tinter Audience Development Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Winn Lead House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Destiny Stancil Assistant House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristen Parker House Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dana Hylton Calabro, Christina Dresser, Ken McNeil, Brittany Smith, Sarah Wallis Program Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grace Madden


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