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Alison C. Vesely Artistic Director

David Rice Executive Director

by William Shakespeare Directed by Alison C. Vesely, SDC Scenic Designer – Angela Weber Miller° Lighting Designer – Michael McNamara°, USA Sound Designer – Christopher Kriz°, USA Costume Designer – Rachel Lambert Props Designer – Kayla Straub Vocal Coach – Stanton Davis Stage Manager – Kate Danziger°, AEA This Production is Dedicated to the Memory of

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Cast - THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (in

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Anthonio............................................................................................. Michael Joseph Mitchell* Salario..........................................................................................................................Gary F. Barth Solanio.................................................................................................................. Michael Mercier Bassanio............................................................................................................... Kevin McKillip*° Lorenzo..........................................................................................................................Luke Daigle Gratiano.............................................................................................................................Kris Reilly Portia..................................................................................................................... Melanie Keller*° Nerissa....................................................................................................................... Hayley L Rice° Lady in Waiting.....................................................................................................Whitney Morse Shylock...........................................................................................................Michael Goldberg*° Prince of Morocco.............................................................................. Stephan Collins-Stepney Lancelot Gobbo........................................................................................................ Nate Santana Leonardo...............................................................................................................Robbie Bersano Jessica...............................................................................................................Cassidy Shea Stirtz Prince of Arragon......................................................................................................... Lane Flores Tubal..............................................................................................................................René Ruelas Jailer..................................................................................................... Stephan Collins-Stepney Balthasar...............................................................................................................Batuhan Ozturk Duke of Venice.............................................................................................................René Ruelas Stephano...............................................................................................................Robbie Bersano Ensemble.............................................................Robbie Bersano, Stephan Collins-Stepney, Lane Flores, Michael Holding, Whitney Morse, Batuhan Ozturk, Emma Thatcher SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS WILL APPEAR AT THE FOLLOWING PERFORMANCES Erin Jennings (7/20) Barbara Disko (7/21) Lia Schnacke (7/28) Kaelin Reichmann (8/4) Alan Becker (8/11) * Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. ° Artistic Associate Understudies Gary F. Barth (Shylock); Robbie Bersano (Salario); Stephan Collins-Stepney (Anthonio, Tubal); Lane Flores (Gratiano); Michael Holding (Lorenzo, Solanio); Michael Mercier (Bassanio); Whitney Morse (Portia); Batuhan Ozturk (Lancelot, Morocco, Arragon); David Rice*° (Duke); Emma Thatcher (Jessica, Nerissa) Setting 15th C. Venice This show will be performed with one 15 minute intermission. The use of cameras, videotape recorders, or audio recorders during this performance is strictly prohibited by copyright laws. First Folio Theatre is a professional theatre employing members of the Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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C a s t - S H Y L O C K A N D H I S DAU G H T E R ( i n

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Solanio.................................................................................................................. Michael Mercier Gratiano.............................................................................................................................Kris Reilly Stephano...............................................................................................................Robbie Bersano Launcelot Gobbo..................................................................................................... Nate Santana Samuel Morro...................................................................................................... Kevin McKillip*° Lorenzo..........................................................................................................................Luke Daigle Jessica...............................................................................................................Cassidy Shea Stirtz Shylock...........................................................................................................Michael Goldberg*° Rabbi Abraham..........................................................................................................Gary F. Barth Tubal..................................................................................................... Stephan Collins-Stepney Anthonio............................................................................................. Michael Joseph Mitchell* Portia..................................................................................................................... Melanie Keller*° Dr. Klonymos....................................................................................................... Michael Holding Cardinal Roberto......................................................................................................... Lane Flores Dona Camilla.......................................................................................................... Hayley L Rice° Rabbi Benjamin....................................................................................................Batuhan Ozturk Duke of Venice.............................................................................................................René Ruelas Nuns........................................................................................ Whitney Morse, Emma Thatcher Ensemble.............................................................Robbie Bersano, Stephan Collins-Stepney, Lane Flores, Michael Holding, Whitney Morse, Batuhan Ozturk, Emma Thatcher * Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. ° Artistic Associate Setting 1559, Venice and Rome This show will be performed with one 15 minute intermission. The use of cameras, videotape recorders, or audio recorders during this performance is strictly prohibited by copyright laws. THIS PRODUCTION SPONSORED BY SUSAN AND ALAN BECKER

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F I R S T F O L I O P R O D U C T I O N H I S TO R Y First Folio has received 1 Joseph Jefferson Award, 21 Joseph Jefferson Nominations and 2 After Dark Awards 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

-The Tempest A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Taming of the Shrew Romeo and Juliet; Much Ado About Nothing Macbeth; As You Like It Antigone; Twelfth Night (Jeff Recommendation) The Comedy of Errors Hamlet; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2 Jeff Nominations); Staged Reading Series (Indoor space premiere) The Importance of Being Earnest (Jeff Nomination); The Taming of the Shrew; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court Private Lives (Jeff Nomination); The Tempest; The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe (Jeff Nomination) Angel Street (Jeff Recommendation); Richard III (Jeff Nomination); The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe Jeeves Intervenes (Jeff Nomination); Driving Miss Daisy (2 Jeff Nominations); Much Ado About Nothing (2 Jeff Nominations, 2 After Dark Awards); The Passion of Dracula Design for Living, A Moon for the Misbegotten (4 Jeff Nominations, 1 Jeff Award), Macbeth, The Castle of Otranto Jeeves in Bloom (1 Jeff Nomination); Will Rogers: An American Original; Twelfth Night (2 Jeff Nominations); The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe Blithe Spirit (Jeff Nomination); The Woman in Black; Romeo and Juliet (2 Jeff Nominations); Tea at Five (Jeff Recommendation) Unnecessary Farce (Jeff Recommendation); The Turn of the Screw (Jeff Recommendation)

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CAST Gary F. Barth (Salario) is most pleased to be making his main stage debut with First Folio on this production of The Merchant of Venice. He last worked with First Folio as the understudy for both Todd the Hitman and Mayor Meekly in their critically acclaimed production of Unnecessary Farce. Gary was last seen playing a morally compromised Hollywood screenwriter in 2012’s Landmark Festival (Prologue Theatre), and delivered a lighthearted parody of the ghost of Hamlet’s father in Bruschetta 2011 (Appetite Theatre). Outside of Chicago, some of Gary’s favorite credits include the prophet Tiresias in the world premiere of Rinde Eckert’s Eye Piece (University of Iowa main stage); Ariel in The Pillowman (Dreamwell Theatre); and Fitch in Albert’s Bridge (EXIT Theatre). Gary guest starred on the CBS series Nash Bridges, and is a proud alumnus of San Francisco’s premiere improv theatre ensemble, Bay Area Theatresports. Robbie Bersano (Leonardo, Stephano, Ensemble) is making his debut with First Folio this summer. A graduate from Illinois State University in 2010, Robbie has since performed in Chicago as Soap in The Living Canvas: Rain and Trevor in Soul One (National Pastime Theatre) as well as a staged reading of Hammer (Right Brain Project). Robbie also performs with Stand Up!: Change Teen Statistics a traveling show that encourages teenagers to make better choices as well as his sketch group The Lucky 13. Stephan Collins-Stepney (Duke of Morocco, Jailer, Ensemble) is in his first production with First Folio Theatre and his Chicago debut. He has been acting since the tender age of four. Some of his credits include Hansel in Hansel & Gretel at Imagination Stage in

Bethesda, MD, Ray Ray in The Other River at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC, Corey in August Wilson’s Fences, and  Demetrius in Shakespeare’s  A Midsummer Night’s Dream with The Metropolitan Ebony Theatre (The MET) in Largo, MD. He’s also been featured as a principal actor on HBO’s The Wire and FOX’s America’s Most Wanted. Stephan is also a writer and director who studied Theatre at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. He’s written and directed plays such as FREEDOM, which was featured in the 2007 Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC, and his one man black history show B.A.D. (Black And Defiant) was featured in the 2008 Capital Fringe Festival. Luke Daigle (Lorenzo) is ecstatic to make his debut with First Folio. His recent credits include Mourning Becomes Electra (Remy Bumppo), When the Rain Stops Falling (Circle Theatre), Tartuffe and Icarus (BoHo Theatre), and The Real Thing (Illinois Theatre Center). Luke has also worked with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Idaho Repertory Theatre and Mill Mountain Theatre in Virginia; productions include The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, Comedy of Errors, Waiting for Godot, Tracers, and Wit to name a few. Luke earned a B.F.A. in performance from the University of Idaho. He’d like to thank his family in Idaho and Robin and Bill for their continual support. Lane Flores (Prince of Arragon, Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his premiere with First Folio! Other Chicagoland credits include Caliban in The Tempest (DreamLogic Theatreworks) and Romeo and Juliet (Glass Onion). Regional: Macbeth (Reduxion Theatre); Misalliance, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park). Lane holds a BFA in Acting from Oklahoma City University. First Folio Theatre 7


C A S T ( c o n t .) Michael Goldberg (Shylock) returns to First Folio where he was previously seen as Antonio in The Tempest and has directed First Folio productions of Twelfth Night; Much Ado About Nothing; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: Chicago credits include: King Lear (Goodman Theatre), Kabuki Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing and The Comedy of Errors (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Metamorphosis and Hamlet (Lookingglass Theatre); Kabuki Macbeth and Ryujin-no Mai (Art Institute of Chicago); Action Movie: The Play and Ubu Raw (Defiant Theatre); The Midnight Circus (The Midnight Circus); The Flight of the Phoenix (American Blues Theatre); and Kabuki Medea (Wisdom Bridge). Regional credits include Achilles: A Kabuki Play (The People’s Light & Theatre Company, Pennsylvania and European tour); Achilles, Ryojin-no-mai (Japan tour). Television credits include Early Edition (CBS). Michael has directed movement and fight choreography on many of Chicago’s stages including the Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Court Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, American Theatre Company, Shattered Globe Theatre, and Wisdom Bridge Theatre. Mr. Goldberg also directed the English touring musical productions of Casper, Spiderman, and The Mask, and was the associate director, fight director and special effects designer for the London West End production of Casper. He has studied Kabuki Theatre and Dance under Shozo Sato (Nakamura Kanzo IV) for over 20 years and has toured Japan and Europe performing in Sato’s Kabuki plays as well as performing solo Kabuki dance. Michael Holding (Ensemble) is making his first appearance with First Folio. His last appearance in Chicago was at Gorilla Tango Theatre in The Siren Song of Stephan Jay Gould. Michael is a recent graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University where he 8 First Folio Theatre

received his B.F.A. in Acting. While there, he appeared as the Mayor in Promenade, Dr. Joe Cardin The Children’s Hour, Hal in Proof, Menelaos in The Trojan Women, Kinesias in Lysistrata, and Sgt. Match in What the Butler Saw. He would like to thank you for coming and supporting the theatre and hopes you enjoy the show. Melanie Keller (Portia) is a proud Artistic Associate of First Folio, Melanie was most recently seen as The Governess in The Turn of the Screw. Other First Folio credits include Olivia in Twelfth Night as well as productions of Jeeves in Bloom, Design for Living, Angel Street, Private Lives and The Importance of Being Earnest. She is also a member of Signal Ensemble and recently won a Jeff Award for Principal Actress for her work in East of Berlin and The Russian Play. She has appeared in Signal’s productions of The Weir (Jeff NominationBest Supporting Actress), She Stoops to Conquer, Landslide and Much Ado about Nothing. She was a Chicago Fellow at the Stratford Festival of Canada, where she appeared in Caesar and Cleopatra, Love’s Labour’s Lost and Romeo and Juliet and was the winner of a Tyrone Guthrie award. Other credits include A Life at Northlight Theatre, Hamlet and King John (Chicago Shakespeare), Marathon ’33 (Strawdog), and productions with Next, Metropolis and BackStage, among others. Melanie trained at the Birmingham Conservatory of Stratford and RADA in London. Kevin McKillip (Bassanio) has appeared in over 20 productions with First Folio, including Hamlet (title role), Richard III (title role – Jeff Nomination – Best Actor), The Importance of Being Ernest (Algernon), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck – Jeff Nomination – Best Supporting Actor), Design for Living (Leo), The Woman in Black, Jeeves Intervenes (Eustace – Jeff Nomination – Best Supporting Actor), Jeeves in Bloom (Gussie Fink-Nottle), Macbeth (Malcolm), As You Like It


C A S T ( c o n t .) (Jacques), Unnecessary Farce, and many more. His other Chicago area credits include The Story (Goodman Theatre), Arcadia (Court Theatre), and appearances with Drury Lane, ShawChicago, Famous Door, Remy Bumppo, and most recently in the TATC/First Folio co-production of Making God Laugh. Kevin has been seen regionally with Milwaukee Rep (Intimate Apparel, The Story), American Players (Cyrano de Bergerac, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors), The Boarshead Theatre (Hamlet), Artists Ensemble Theatre, New American Theatre (Romeo and Juliet, ART, The Three Musketeers, Room Service) Iowa Shakespeare Festival (King Lear, 12th Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and 15 productions with the Peninsula Players Theatre in Door County Wisconsin including God of Carnage, A Few Good Men, Around the World in 80 Days (Phileas Fogg), Is He Dead? (Millet), Wait Until Dark, The Elephant Man, Sherlock Holmes and the Final Adventure, Cabaret, Born Yesterday, The Mousetrap, and Escanaba in ‘da Moonlight. Internationally, Kevin has appeared in Troilus and Cressida, Antony and Cleopatra, The White Devil, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada, where he was the recipient of a Tyrone Guthrie Award. His one-man-show, Will Rogers: An American Original, first commissioned by First Folio, has since been seen in Princeton IL, Lansing MI, and Door County WI. www.kevinmckillip.com Michael Mercier (Solanio) returns to First Folio where he recently understudied Turn of the Screw. In Chicago, Michael has been seen in As You Like It (Two Pence Theatre Company), Arcadia (New Leaf ), Tartuffe and The Elephant Man (Bohemian Theatre Ensemble), and is a proud company member of Two Pence Theatre Company and Vintage Theater Collective. In 2007, Michael was an apprentice at the Great River Shakespeare Festival, and he is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/ Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program.

Michael Joseph Mitchell (Anthonio) appears in a First Folio production for the first time. Elsewhere in the Chicago area he has appeared in The Goat Or, Who Is Sylvia? (Remy Bumppo – Jeff Award for Best Production, Midsize); as Henry in The Real Thing (Illinois Theatre Center); The Invasion Of Skokie (Chicago Dramatists); Slaphappy (Beat The Jester); Underneath The Lintel (City Lit – Jeff nomination for Best Solo Performance); In The Bubble (American Music Theater Project, directed by Michael Grief ); Voyeurs de Venus (Chicago Dramatists). Regionally he’s appeared in Galileo, The Perfume Shop, & Hearts (Asolo Repertory Theater); The Boys Next Door (Syracuse Stage); Permanent Collection, Doubt, & Underneath The Lintel (BoarsHead Theater); True West & American Buffalo (Theater Three); Much Ado About Nothing (Notre Dame Shakespeare); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Much Ado, & The Merry Wives Of Windsor (Blackfriar’s Shakespeare). He appears as Mr. Scrooge, Ebenezer’s abusive dad, in the upcoming film Scrooge & Marley, due out this holiday season. He is an Associate Artist at Chicago Dramatists, and a proud member of the Actors Equity Association. Whitney Morse (Lady in Waiting, Ensemble) is delighted to work with First Folio again. Whitney recently worked with First Folio Theater as an understudy in both The Turn of the Screw and Unnecessary Farce. Other Chicago credits: I Carry Your Heart (Prologue Theatre Company - DCA Incubator Series,) Little Women (TheatreHikes,) iGhost (Theatre Building Chicago,) and God On Broadway (Theatre Building Chicago.) New York Credits: Hold Music (The Culture Project,) Love’s Labour’s Lost (Dir. Andrei Serban,) and Three Sister’s (Dir. Andrei Serban.) M.F.A Acting Columbia University.

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C A S T ( c o n t .) Batuhan Ozturk (Balthasar, Ensemble) is making his First Folio debut and couldn’t be more joyful! He is thrilled to be working with these incredible artists for the first time on The Merchant of Venice! Batuhan was last seen in The Shakespeare Project of Chicago’s Troilus and Cressida. He is currently pursuing a B.F.A. in Acting from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where he was most recently seen in King Of Hearts, Execution of Justice and Spoon River Anthology. If things go as planned, he’ll be graduating in about a year from now! Thank you to everyone involved for your smarts, fun-nature, and kindness. I love Shakespeare. And as for you: Enjoy the show! Kris Reilly (Gratiano) is thrilled to be making his professional stage debut at First Folio. He is a 2012 graduate of the B.F.A. in Acting program at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, appearing in 13 shows and 4 student films over the course of 4 years. His most recent professional credit includes a brief appearance in the 2011 film, The Ides of March. Hayley L. Rice (Nerissa) Hayley’s First Folio credits include Edith in Blithe Spirit, Lady Mathilda in The Castle of Otranto, and Luce in Comedy of Errors. Other Chicago-area credits include Edith in The Women (Circle Theatre), Dolores in Dream of a Common Language (Prologue Theatre Company), Flora in The Wonder: A Woman Keeps a Secret (Point of Contention Theatre), Mrs. Trotsky in All in the Timing (Focal Point Theatre), Simone the Cat in The Nerdy Girl and the Intergalactic Dog (Rascal Children’s Theatre), Sister Felicity in Suddenly Last Summer (Illinois Theatre Center), & Hero in For Love of the Nightingale (Livewire Theatre). Hayley is a 10 First Folio Theatre

proud member of Focal Point Theatre Company and Artistic Associate with First Folio Theatre. René Ruelas (Tubal, Duke of Venice) is simply stunned to be appearing in his 10th First Folio production. He is very grateful to the company and their decades-long commitment to “keep casting the guy until he gets it right”. In that time, favorite roles have included Tom Snout/Wall in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1998), Conrade in Much Ado About Nothing (2000), the Porter in Macbeth (2001), the Gravedigger in Hamlet (2004), and Clarence in Richard III (2007). In 2009 he was allowed indoors to play Ernest in Noel Coward’s Design for Living. He took another run at Coward two years later playing Dr. Bradman in Blithe Spirit. When not over-staying his welcome, Rene performs with the comic improvisation troupe Count Spatula at the LOL Theatre in Schaumburg. He sends tons o’love to his LOL crew. Nate Santana (Launcelot) is very excited to return to First Folio for his second production with the company. He appeared last summer in Romeo and Juliet as well as last fall for First Folio’s educational outreach shows. Nate most recently appeared in The Rainmaker (Bohemian Theatre Ensemble). Previously, he has worked with Teatro Vista, Glass Onion, the Women’s Theatre Alliance, The Side Project, and The Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis. Cassidy Shea Stirtz (Jessica) is honored to return to First Folio after appearing in Romeo & Juliet last summer. Elsewhere in Chicago, she has been seen in Pride & Prejudice (Lifeline Theatre), We Are Not These Hands (Right Brain Project), And a Child Shall Lead (Adventure Stage), and


C A S T ( c o n t .) The Diary of Anne Frank (Metropolis Performing Arts). Internationally, she has worked with Punchdrunk and at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, UK. She received her BFA in Acting from Millikin University. Emma Thatcher (Ensemble) makes her First Folio debut this summer with The Merchant of Venice. A BFA acting student at NYU/Tisch, she recently played Marlene in Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls at

Meisner Studio. Emma attended The Chicago Academy for the Arts, where she appeared as Mary in Merrily We Roll Along and the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods. While attending Northwestern’s “Cherubs” theater program she played Dr. Francis Reeves in A Matter of Life and Death. Emma spent three years with Piven Theatre Workshop’s Young People’s Company and two summers apprentice teaching at Piven. She also worked with director Jessica Thebus in a performance workshop developing a theater program to empower young girls. In the fall Emma will begin studies at the Classical Studio at NYU/Tisch.

P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Alison C. Vesely (Director) is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder (with her husband David Rice) of First Folio Theatre where she most recently directed The Turn of the Screw, Unnecessary Farce, Tea at Five, The Woman in Black and Blithe Spirit. Other First Folio credits include the world premieres of The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe, Will Rogers: An American Original and The Castle of Otranto, as well as the Chicago premieres of Jeeves in Bloom, Jeeves Intervenes, and The Passion of Dracula. In 2009, she was nominated for a Jeff Award for her direction of A Moon for the Misbegotten, which was also nominated for Best Production. Other First Folio directing credits on the indoor stage include Design for Living, Driving Miss Daisy, Angel Street, Private Lives, A Connecticut Yankee…, and The Importance of Being Earnest.   On the outdoor summer stage Alison has directed Richard III, The Tempest (1997 & 2006), The Taming of the Shrew (1999 & 2005), Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, Antigone, As You Like It, Macbeth (2001), Much Ado About Nothing (2000), Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1998). Before founding First Folio, Alison was the Classics Project Director for Footsteps Theatre, a women’s theater company specializing in all-female productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Alison worked as the Folio Director and Dramaturge on many productions at Footsteps, including Romeo and Juliet, A Midsommer Night’s Dreame, and Macbeth. She also performed in these productions, earning

an After Dark Award for the title role in their production of Macbeth. Other directing credits include Twelfth Night (Wayne State Univ.), Richard III (Hilberry Theatre, Detroit), Richard III (Footsteps and Shakespeare’s Herd at the Chicago Cultural Center), Real Human Dialogue, Riders to the Sea, Kiss Me Kate, and Scrooge.  Alison has been an adjudicator for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and the Irene Ryan Awards as well as serving a three-year term on the Theater Program Grants Panel for the Illinois Arts Council.  She is a proud graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and a member of the Society for Directors and Choreographers. David Rice (Executive Director) is cofounder (with his wife Alison C. Vesely) of First Folio, where he has produced over 40 shows. As an actor he recently appeared in My Fair Lady, the inaugural production of the new Broadway Series at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. As a playwright he specializes in stage adaptations of literary works, including The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe (Jeff Award Nomination for New Adaptation in 2007) and The Castle of Otranto. His adaptation of Dean Monti’s Why Dogs Don’t Talk was chosen for City Lit Theater’s first annual Art of Adaptation Festival. First Folio acting roles include Boolie in Driving Miss Daisy, Chris the Sly in The Taming of the Shrew, Egeus and Snug in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Aegeon in The Comedy of Errors, Feste in Twelfth Night and Friar First Folio Theatre 11


P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F ( c o n t .) Francis in Much Ado About Nothing. David has also appeared as Boolie in Driving Miss Daisy with Charlotte Rae (Briar Street Theatre); George Reed in 1776 (Marriott’s Lincolnshire); Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened... (Kinetic Theatre); and in numerous other plays and musicals, including Follies (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse), Kuni-Leml (Illinois Theatre Center), and Room Service (Bailiwick). David originated the role of Mr. Toad of Toad Hall in Doug Post’s musical version of The Wind in the Willows at the Organic Theater. Die-hard trivia fans might be interested to know that David was a 4-time winner on Jeopardy! David has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity Assn. since 1991. Noreen Heron & Associates (Press Representative) is a full service PR, Marketing, & Advertising agency. National Tours: The Singalong Wizard of Oz and the current National Tour of C.S. Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters. Numerous concert engagements at arena theaters representing such artists as Jerry Seinfeld, Prince, Fleetwood Mac, Wynonna Judd, Louis CK, The Beach Boys, Linda Eder, Michael Feinstein, Jewel, Andre Rieu, and Linda Ronstadt.  Clients have also included Sesame Street Live, the ‘04/’08 Olympic Superstars, the ‘11 Champions Challenge (McEnroe, Bjorg, Agassi), Barney Live!, the Highland Games, and the Harlem Globetrotters. Additionally, they represent regional theaters including Drury Lane, First Folio, Marriott Theatre and Theatre at the Center as well as Freud’s Last Session at the Mercury Theatre. Other corporate clients have included Hyatt Hotels, Massage Envy, and Smirnoff.        Kate Danziger (Stage Manager) recently become an Artistic Associate at First Folio. She has also stage managed The Turn of the Screw, Unnecessary Farce, Tea at Five, Romeo and Juliet, The Woman In Black, Macbeth and Twelfth Night and assistant stage managed Angel Street, The Tempest, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, and The Taming of the Shrew at First Folio. Other Chicago credits include Escanaba in da Moonlight and The House of Bernarda Alba (Circle Theatre); Blancaflor (tireswing theatre); Siskel and Ebert Save 12 First Folio Theatre

Chicago (Factory Theater); and Being 11 (Serendipity Theatre Collective). Kate toured nationally as the stage manager and company manager for the world premiere Ralph Lemon dance/multimedia performance piece, How Can You Stay In The House All Day And Not Go Anywhere? Kate has a MFA in Stage Management from the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity. Stanton Davis (Vocal Coach) appeared as Lord Godalming in First Folio’s The Passion of Dracula. He has also served as dialect/vocal coach for First Folio on Twelfth Night, Design For Living, Macbeth, Moon for Misbegotten, and Passion of Dracula. He serves as head of The BFA in acting at NIU where he is also the head of voice and speech. Stanton received his MFA in Acting from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program, and his BFA from the University of Utah Actor Training Program. Stanton is a member of the Independent Fight Director’s Guild, and is a certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voice Work. Other professional credits include: The Shakespeare Theatre (Washington, DC) Peoples Light and Theatre, The Wilma, The Lantern, and Intrepid Theatres (in Philadelphia), Light Opera Works, (Evanston, IL) Oak Park Festival Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, City Theatre of Wilmington and First State Children’s Theatre (In Delaware), The Berkshire Theatre Festival, Actors Lab Arizona, Court Yard Players Touring Company, Arizona Jewish Theatre, AKA Theatre, Tucson Actors Studio, Candlelight Theatre Company (NYC), New Paltz Summer Rep, York Little Theatre, and the Arizona, Tucson, South West, Baltimore, Wisconsin, Park City and Utah Shakespeare Festivals. Christopher Kriz (Sound Designer) works nationally as a composer and sound designer and is pleased to be working with First Folio again, having recently designed Turn Of The Screw, The Woman in Black and many others.  In Chicago, Chris has designed for companies including Northlight, Steppenwolf, Goodman, Victory Gardens and TimeLine.  Recent Chicago credits include The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (Steppenwolf Theatre),


P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F ( c o n t .) Black Pearl Sings (Northlight Theatre), Pride and Prejudice (Lifeline Theatre), I Am Going To Change The World (Chicago Dramatists), After The Revolution (Next Theatre), Crooked (Rivendell Theatre) Opus (Redtwist), Festen (Steep Theatre) and The Count Of Monte Cristo (Lifeline Theatre). Regional credits include Fall Of The House (Theatre Squared), The Nerd (Peninsula Players) and the national tour of America Amerique (Jena Company).  Upcoming productions include The Letters (Writers Theatre), The Whipping Man (Northlight Theatre) and Creditors (Remy Bumppo). Chris is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. Chris is an Artistic Associate with First Folio. To hear more of his work, please visit www.christopherkriz.com

Theatre at the Center; Five Guys Named Moe, and And the World Goes Round at Drury Lane Evergreen Park; His Way, A Tribute to the Man and His Music at the Mercury Theatre and at the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts; and RoseMarie and Yeoman of the Guard for Light Opera Works as well as High Fidelity for Route 66 Theatre Company.  Next up for Angie will be Seascapes with Remy Bumppo.

Michael McNamara (Lighting Design) first designed with First Folio in 2009 and was quickly named an Artistic Associate in the spring of the following year after designing the lighting for The Turn of the Screw, The Castle of Otranto, Jeeves in Bloom, Will Rogers: An American Original and the most recent incarnation of The Rachel Lambert (Costume Designer) is Madness of Edgar Allen Poe – A Love Story. pleased to be working for a second time Michael has been the faculty lighting with First Folio. Last summer she designed designer for Purdue Theatre since 2007. First Folio’s production of Romeo and Juliet, Previous productions include Six Degrees for which she was nominated for a Jeff of Separation, The Underpants, You Can’t award. Other Chicago credits include Ah, Take It With You and The Seagull. For Wilderness!, After the Fall and The Trestle eight years he was a Resident Assistant at Pope Lick Creek (Eclipse Theatre), Peer Lighting Designer with the Washington Gynt (Polarity Ensemble), Sketchbook National Opera at the Kennedy Center in 12 (Collaboraction) and Salt of the Earth Washington, DC. He has also served at the (Ka-tet Theatre). She has also designed Seattle, San Diego, Pittsburgh, Portland, costumes for the Phoenix Theatre in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Dallas Opera Indianapolis, the Texas Shakespeare companies, the Royal Opera in London Festival and Purdue University. and the New Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv. Michael is a member of United Scenic Angela Weber Miller (Scenic Design) is a First Artists, Local 829. Folio Artistic Associate whose recent First Folio shows include Unnecessary Farce, Mackenzie Meeks (Asst. Stage Manager) Tea at Five, Romeo and Juliet, The Woman is very excited to be working with First in Black, Blithe Spirit, Twelfth Night, Will Folio Theatre for the first time.  She will be Rogers An American Original, Jeeves in going into her junior year at Marymount Bloom (Jeff Nomination), The Castle of Manhattan College in New York Otranto, Macbeth, and A Moon for the City.  She is studying Theatre Arts with Misbegotten (Jeff Nomination).   Other FFT a concentration in Stage Management. credits: the premiere of The Madness of She most recently worked with New York Edgar Allan Poe: A Love Story, The Passion Theatre Barn as an ASM on a workshop of of Dracula, Driving Miss Daisy, Jeeves a new musical, Speargrove Presents. Other Intervenes, Angel Street, The Tempest, credits include working as an ASM on A Private Lives, and A Connecticut Yankee in Midsummer Night’s Dream at Marymount King Arthur’s Court.   Other credits include Manhattan College and as a PSM on ‘Til Route 66 (Paramount Arts Center); Making Love Do Us Part at High Frequency Theatre. God Laugh, Jolson & Company, The Thing About Men, Almighty Bob, Over the River Kayla Straub (Properties Designer) is and Through the Woods (later adapted for excited to be designing at First Folio and the Mercury Theatre), A Christmas Story, I in Chicago for the first time. She has Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, High recently designed properties for The Man Society, Gigi, and Little Shop of Horrors at Who Came to Dinner, Sherlock Holmes, First Folio Theatre 13


P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F ( c o n t .) Steel Magnolias, and Escanaba in ‘da Moonlight (Shawnee Summer Theatre of Greene County); and The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged), Much Ado About Nothing, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Kentucky Shakespeare). Kayla just moved to Chicago after graduating from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD with a BA in Theatre and Mathematics. At Augustana, Kayla was a Master Carpenter, Scenic Charge Artist, Cutter/Stitcher, Props Artisan, and founder of an allfemale improv team. Beth Zupec (Asst. Stage Manager) is excited to be returning for her ninth production with First Folio where some of the shows she previously assisted on

include Unnecessary Farce, Romeo & Juliet, Blithe Spirit and Twelfth Night. Previous Chicago credits include stage manager/ assistant director for Apocalypso (Point of Contention) stage manager for The Wind in the Willows (City Lit) The Miracle Worker (Village Players Theatre) rehearsal asst. stage manager/youth supervisor for It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Fox Valley Repertory) assistant stage manager for One Flea Spare (Eclipse) The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Village Players) and stage manager intern for Funk It Up About Nothin’ and Willy Wonka (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre). Beth also served as the casting intern at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Beth is a graduate of The University of Kansas.

A R T I S T I C A S S O C I AT E S U P DAT E Lydia Berger Gray married fellow artistic associate Christian Gray earlier in June!  Their first date was 6 years ago at First Folio’s The Tempest!  Later this summer Lydia will perform the role of Vivian Duckworth with Artist Ensemble’s Jeeves Takes a Bow, a role which she is thrilled to play with First Folio later this season. Kate Danziger – See Staff Biography Michael F. Goldberg – See Cast Biography Christian Gray happily married fellow Artistic Associate, Lydia Berger, this June. He shoots the feature film Primal Woods (Moonshadow Productions) this August. Christian will return to First Folio in winter 2013 to reprise the role of Bertie Wooster in Jeeves Takes a Bow. Elsa Hiltner is spending the summer designing costumes for the Yo Solo Festival (Collaboraction and Teatro Vista) and Night Over Erzinga (Silk Road Rising), and between those two productions she and her husband will be welcoming a baby!  Shelley Holland After a very busy spring, it is a gloriously slow summer for Shelley.  She is hanging out with her family and trying to do as many home projects as possible before the fall 14 First Folio Theatre

craziness begins!  Beginning in August Shelley will be teaching theatre classes at South Suburban College and at Indiana University Northwest. Shelley will also be designing lights for Urinetown at Homewood Flossmoor High School, Eurydice at IUN and Plaid Tidings at the Center in Munster, Indiana. Melanie Keller – See Cast Biography Christopher Kriz – See Staff Biography Kevin McKillip – See Cast Biography Michael McNamara – See Staff Biography Angela Miller – See Staff Biography Hayley L. Rice – See Cast Biography Nick Sandys Nick is busy settling in as the new Artistic Director of Remy Bumppo Theatre and planning to direct their season opener, Edward Albee’s Seascape.  He recently choreographed fights for The Iceman Cometh and Immediate Family at Goodman Theatre, Hamlet for Lakeside Shakespeare, as well as Camelot for Light Opera Works, in the last of which he also appeared as Arthur.  He is also missing spending his summer outside at First Folio, for the first time since 2006.


F I R S T F O L I O T H E AT R E S TA F F Artistic Director...........................................................................................................................Alison C. Vesely Executive Director...............................................................................................................................David Rice Volunteer Coordinator................................................................................................................ Kris Biendarra Graphic Designer..........................................................................................................................Carol Alleman Press Representative...............................................Noreen Heron & Assoc. Inc,: Noreen Heron Zautcke, Kate Hughes, Lianne Wiker, Katharine Nichols, Holly Gustavson, Susan Duffy Movement Advisor..........................................................................................................................Nick Sandys Technical Director......................................................................................................................Kyle Gettelman Charge Scenic Artist............................................................................................................................Ann Davis Scenic Artist..............................................................................................................................Lauren Earnshaw Asst. Props Designers..................................................................................... Scott Leaton, Shelley Holland Master Carpenter.......................................................................................................................... Miguel Garcia Board Op and Tech Asst...........................................................................................................Ricky Harbecke Master Electricians.............................................................................................Lane Flores, Robbie Bersano Photography.........................................................................................................................................David Rice Web Masters:....................................................................................................... Aaron Bigelow, Scott Leaton Auditor...............................................................................................................................................Paul Wieland Insurance Provider...............................................................................................................Paczolt Insurance Printing...............................................................................................................Apprize Promotional Products Dry Cleaning...................................................................................................................Stan’s Village Cleaners Casting Assistants........................................................................Hayley Rice, Melanie Keller, Nick Sandys Volunteer Ushers and Concessions..................................The Saints and First Folio’s Volunteer Corps

F I R S T F O L I O B OA R D O F T R U S T E E S President...............................................................................................................................................Alan Becker Vice-President......................................................................................................................................John Bauer Secretary..........................................................................................................................................Patricia Noska Treasurer..........................................................................................................................................Chris Beaulieu Trustees Susan Becker........................................................................ Margaret Bennett, Richard Berman, Barbara Disko, Brian McKillip, David Rice, Alison C. Vesely, Theresa Wilkie Advisory Board Robert J. Schillerstrom (DuPage County Board Chairman) D. Dewey Pierotti (Forest Preserve Board Chairman) Dr. Richard Strier (Professor of English, University of Chicago) Dr. Michael Shapiro (Professor of English, Loyola University) Dr. Peter Kanelos (Professor of Dramatic Literature, Loyola University) David LaBrash (President, Clarendon Hills Bank) Melissa LaBrash (CPA) First Folio invites all persons interested in joining our Board of Trustees, our Board of Advisors, the Folio Society, or our staff of volunteers to contact us at (630) 986-8067 for more information on how you can become a part of the Western Suburbs premier professional theater!

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Bob Jones Memorial Fund Donors Heinz & Ellen Brisske Joanne Daubner Gayle Engels Teresa Fearer Margaret Greene Sharon & James Huck, Jr. Huck Bouma PC Keith & Bonnie King Kenneth J. Kolnicki LInda & Rich Krubeck Gary & Nancy Kurtz Donna McClean Lifetime Bard’s Club Members (For Outstanding Support) Anonymous Susan & Alan Becker JeanE Charnas Joyce Chelberg Meg & Jim Fletcher Brian McKillip Susan & Brian (Coach) O’Connor John Plosnich BARDOLATOR ($5,000 +) Anonymous Illinois Arts Council Alan & Susan Becker Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation HAMLET ($1,000+) Anonymous (2) Bank of America Chris Beaulieu Bennett Law Firm, LLC Rick Berman Dr. & Mrs. John Buntrock Clarendon Hills Bank Jac Cotiguala Marie & David Dickson Barbara Disko Ron & Judy Eshleman Rita Getz Huck Bouma PC Paul Keller Brian McKillip Mary Meekly Jim Moran Teri-Ellen Rogers Sue & Robert Sanford Coleman & Deborah Tuggle KING LEAR ($500+) Anonymous (2) Ms. Irene Antoniou The Arch Charitable Trust Anita & John Bauer Merl Douglas Lieselotte and Duane Gengler Anonymous Jane & Kirk Grimm Caitlin Hart Marian Hebenstreit Art & Nancy Hirsch Inn at Irish Hollow Kenneth J. Kolnicki Lottie & Shadow Kowalski Lise & Mark Lutz Cathy & John Machota Patricia Miller Patricia Noska Parkers’ Restaurant

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Physicians Sports and Injury Center Nick Pullin Bibi & Greg Rosner Kristine Schnacke Joan & Raymond Wielgos LADY MACBETH ($250+) Karen Bender Jeff & Allison Bennett Ronald & Wendie Benton Suzanne Bessette-Smith & David Smith Patrica Brandin In memory of John R. Buckley Bob & Kay Carlson Betty & Joel Chrastka Newenka Dumont John Eagelston Mary Ann Flynn Gregg & D’Anna Gugerty Sandra Hebenstreit In Memory of Karen Liffring Hill Art and Nancy Hirsch Anita & Terry Hunt Leslie & Tyrone Jacobson Robert & Lynn Jones Judith Keller In Memory of Walter Kulivowski James Lenc Fran & Chuck Licht The Lofchy Family Marilyn Longwell Mr. & Mrs. Carl Manofsky Roland & Julie Marshall & Family Nancy Martin Patrick & Mary Mauro Gil & Yvonne Meyer Jeff & Barb Modlin Joeanne & Jeffrey Monroe Ms. Audrey Muschler Daniel Nowaczynski Lucy Pillinger S. & C. Polychronopoulos Nick Pullin Patty Richard Dorothy & Stephen Richmond Mary & John Rooks Chet & Pat Rozanski Pat Schultz Donald & Anita Shotola Irene Staleny Lisa Super & Nathan Brown Susan Tolin Tree of Life Chiropractic Barbara Voorhees Gert Vutz Robert & Cindy Wunderlich Holly Yanaga George Zahrobsky Mary & James Zajac PROSPERO ($100+) Anonymous (4) Vanda Alekna Donald Babo Steven & Rosemary Belling Roy Benedek Gene & Helen Benes Lydia Berger Kris Biendarra Carol Black Jim & Sandy Boves Belinda Bremner Susan Buresh Barbara Burns

Ira & Rita Charak Liz Collins Joe & Judy Cosenza Karen Cullinane Marie DiGiacomo Marybeth Dougherty Sheila Dunteman Diane Eleveld Dan Ellig Gayle Engels Rita & Einar Ericksen Paul & Judy Farber Bridget Farrelly George & Marie Forster Tom & Anne Fuelling Richard Gallicchio Don & Jan Geesaman John Goldstein Mararete Gross Rachel Daugherty & Michael Guenther D’Anna & Gregg Gugerty In Memory of Louisa DeLuca Bonnie Hilton Barbara N. Holman Vida Hotchkiss Lewis & Marilyn Huntley Jorge & Beatriz Iorgulescu Walter & Susan Jay Ann Boisclair & Jeff Jens Beverly Kurasz-Johnston Jennifer Karabetsos Mark & Ruth Karasek Melanie Keller Connie & Dennis Keller JoAnn C. Klug Jeffrey A. Koblish, D.D.S. Christa Koerner Jacqueline & Martin Koranda Larry & Melanie Krupp Leo Krupp Kathryn Kubis Linda & John Larson Cynthia Laughlin Richard & Linda Lauterbach Donna & Ira Leavitt Patricia & Richard Loechl Kimberly Ludwikowski Anonymous Mark & Kathleen Lundberg Shari & Larry Lutey George Mahoney Cheryl Maibusch Steven & Joyce Maly Robert & Linda Manski Sharon Manuel Chris & Cynthia Marler Michael & Sheila Maschek Mr. & Mrs. Judson McCarthy, Jr. Nancy McDaniel Terry & Kathy McKillip Mark & Barb Miner Janet M Nelson Patricia Norman Frank & Mary Nowinski Magne B. Olson Flo Orlik Ray & Esther Paice Vicky & Tom Pate John Pizzo Pompei Restaurant Quality Tire and Auto Steven Radwany Joy Ransdell In Honor of Theresa Wilkie John & Lisa Roche First Folio Theatre 17


D O N O R S L I S T ( c o n t .) Kathleen & David Ryding James & Margaret Schlegel Doris Shepherd Renee & Geoff Silver Jeanne Smith Judith & Garth Smith Randy Sparks Connie Sprovieri Lynn and Gene Suwanski Tom & Jan Szot David & Alison Vesely-Rice Leah Wagner Leonard John Weinberger, Jr. Judith Werner In Honor of Chelsea White James Whitehead Mary Wiesen Ellen & John Wright John Wright OTHELLO ($25+) Anonymous (3) Richard Albright Kay & Bob Antonio Marsha Babka Elizabeth & Edward Barrow In memory of Thomas & Marie Bednar-Garhofer John Berwanger Arlene Birkhan Roberta & John Birmingham Arlene Blaha John & Stephanie Blaser Ellen Bocock Marilyn Bogetich Elizabeth Fuller Bonovitz Bill & Madeline Bowman Anthony Brady Sandra Brennan William Brice Heinz & Ellen Brisske Dianne Brooks Charlotte Ann Brown Ray Burkhardt Sally Burson Laurel Carlson & David Hersemann Susan Chemler Penny Choice Bernadette R. Christian Arlene Cleary Elaine Cook Joe & Judy Cosenza Donald & Louise Craigmile William & Sherry Crater Mary Crois Kate Danziger Joanne Daubner Nancy Davidson Judy DeGarmo Major & Mrs. George F. Dempsey, USAF (Ret.) Bruce DeViller Sue Dornfeld Carol Doyle Jane & Bernard Dudek Daniel Efner James Engling Dr. & Mrs. Takashi Nishida Erin Faulkner Blanche Fawell Teresa Fearer William Ferguson Anita Field Rick & Lucinda Foulke Mimi & Paul Francis 18 First Folio Theatre

John & Gail Goles John & Olivia Gow Joann Gras & Robert Partyka Margaret Greene Maureen F Greene Elisabeth & Mark Grzywa Lynn Guptill Barbara Gwodz Debra Hamilton Julie Hammerschmidt Krista Hansen David Harper In Honor of Philip and Barbara Voorhees Earl & Jane Henrickson Gwendolyn Henry Catherine Hermes Goluboff Patricia Hirsch Pat Holman Patricia Houle Bridget Houlihan Sharon & James Huck, Jr. Linda Huege Lenore Ivancevich Shirlee Jecmen Kenneth Jensen Jewel-Osco Steven Johnson Cheri Jones In memory of Eunice Juracic Mike Kalasunas & Kathleen Conlon Denise Karczewski John Kay Annette Keefe Michael Kennedy Keith & Bonnie King Bobbie Kocim Cynthia Koehler Virginia Kott LInda & Rich Krubeck Gary & Nancy Kurtz David & Melissa LaBrash Carol Larson Sandra Leonard Caryl Lezatte Janis Licari Barbara Linduska Marlene Liss Larry & Dolores Long Janet Lucero Laurita Lukas Mary Ellen Lukavsky B.A. & Janice Mack Alexandra Maka Inga Markus Pamela McCabe Mr. & Mrs. Charles McCormack Dan McDonell Patricia McGinnis-Scheaffer John McGleam Lynne A. McGurr Michael McKillip Richard & Bernice McKillip Kevin McKillip Kathleen McKillip Donna McLean Michael McNamara Patricia & Ray Mehler Debbie Miller Angie Miller Marvin Mirsky Joeanne & Jeffrey Monroe Kerri & Glora Morrissey Richard Morton Tom & Olga Mosillo

Jill & Roger Mueller Colleen M Murphy Janice Murray Bob & Joan Nejdl Bill & Judy Nosek Mila Gloria Novak Leslie O’Connell In Memory of Blaine Lee Willey Carol O’Toole James & Mary Ocasek Beverly Offen Jane Pajor Richard Palicka Bobbie Parkhill Diane Paulini Joy Peters Margaret Peterson R. Phillips Kitty Picken Charles Plock Barbara Plona Dragomir Propadovich Thomas & Elaine Rath Dennis & Sharon Reagan Jim & Maureen Reichardt Jim Rendel Clive Richards Neil & Marilyn Ringquist Sally Roberts Virginia Rogodzinski Daniel & Barbara Roos Irene Ruffner Deborah Ryan Elaine Ryba Daniel Salinas Celinda & Alan Sankowski Julie Schneider Cathy & Paul Schultz Joe Sekura Charles Sexton Carol Sheppard Jayshree Sheth Pamela Signorella Paula & Craig Sjogerman Michael Sloan Jackie Smith Donna Steele Michael Stemberk Penelope Stickney April & Preston Stosur Dawn Sullivan Monica Szaflik The Gold Hatpin Frank & Nina Thorp Frank & Nina Thorp Jeanne Tilton Jacqueline & Myles Tlusty Raymond & Carol Tuman Wilma Tunick Brian & Carolyn Turcotte Mary Vilim D. Vilmin Suzanne Voss The Waters Family Ken Wendorf Kris West Barbara Willson Carlotta Wing Roseann & Stephen Milie Wostratzky Andrew Wycislak Dennis & Laura Zimmer Sharon Zurek


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