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Alison C. Vesely Artistic Director

David Rice Executive Director

By Tom Stoppard Based on “Play at the Castle” by Ferenc Molnar Music by Christopher Kriz, Lyrics by Tom Stoppard Directed and Choreographed by Alison C. Vesely° SDC Original Music & Sound Design

Christopher Kriz°, USA Scenic Design

Angela Weber Miller°

Lighting Design

Stage Manager

Ethan Vail

Lynne M. Harris, AEA

Costume Design

Asst. Stage Manager

Rachel Lambert°

Sarah West

Properties Design

Cassy Schillo PRODUCTION SPONSORED BY ALAN, SUSAN, AND MARIE BECKER “Rough Crossing” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. First Folio Theatre is in residence at Mayslake Hall on the grounds of the Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook. The Estate is owned and operated by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. This program is provided by First Folio Theatre, a not-for profit organization. This program made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council (a state agency). First Folio Theatre is a member of the League of Chicago Theaters and Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre. Season Sponsorship Provided By: The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture Hinsdale Bank & Trust Co., the Saints, and the Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation.

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CAST (IN ORDER OF APPEAR ANCE) Sandor Turai..................................................................................................................................David Rice*° Dvornicek................................................................................................................................Kevin McKillip*° Adam Adám.............................................................................................................................. Alex Weisman Alex Gal.......................................................................................................................................René Ruelas° Natasha Navratilova........................................................................................................... Gail Rastorfer* Ivor Fish....................................................................................................................................Christian Gray*° Passengers/Stewards.................Kat Evans, Mark Hespen, Scott Sawa, Andrew Taylor Swanson *Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. °Denotes First Folio Artistic Associate

UNDERSTUDIES Kat Evans– Natasha, Mark Hespen – Gal/Turai, Scott Sawa – Dvornicek/Fish, Andrew Taylor Swanson– Adam Adám SET TING The SS Italian Castle, sailing between Southampton and New York via Cherbourg The 1930’s There will be one fifteen-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.

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 5 Joseph Jefferson Awards, 27 Joseph Jefferson Nominations and 2 After Dark Awards 1997-The Tempest 1998-A Midsummer Night’s Dream 1999-The Taming of the Shrew 2000-Romeo and Juliet; Much Ado About Nothing 2001-Macbeth; As You Like It 2002-Antigone; Twelfth Night (Jeff Recommendation) 2003-The Comedy of Errors 2004-Hamlet; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2 Jeff Nominations); Staged Reading Series (Indoor space premiere) 2

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2005-The Importance of Being Earnest (Jeff Nomination); The Taming of the Shrew; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court 2006-Private Lives (Jeff Nomination); The Tempest; The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe (Jeff Nomination) 2007-Angel Street (Jeff Recommendation); Richard III (Jeff Nomination); The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe 2008-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 2009-Design for Living, A Moon for the Misbegotten (4 Jeff Nominations, 1 Jeff Award), Macbeth, The Castle of Otranto 2010-Jeeves in Bloom (1 Jeff Nomination); Will Rogers: An American Original; Twelfth Night (2 Jeff Nominations); The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe 2011-Blithe Spirit (Jeff Nomination); The Woman in Black; Romeo and Juliet (2 Jeff Nominations); Tea at Five (Jeff Recommendation) 2012-Unnecessary Farce (Jeff Recommendation); The Turn of the Screw (2 Jeff Awards); The Merchant of Venice; Shylock and His Daughter; The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe 2013-Jeeves Takes a Bow; Underneath the Lintel (1 Jeff Nomination), Cymbeline: A Folk Musical (2 Jeff Awards); The Rainmaker (Jeff Recommended) More information can be found at www.firstfolio.org CAST Christian Gray (Ivor Fish) happily returns to First Folio. Previous First Folio roles include Jim Tyrone in A Moon for the Misbegotten (Jeff Nomination – Best Production), Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet (2011), the title role in The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe (2012), and Bertie Wooster in the Jeeves series.  He recently played Henry Higgins in Pygmalion (ShawChicago, ensemble member).  He has performed with over 20 Chicago area companies, including Court Theatre, Remy Bumppo, and Writers’ Theatre.  Regional credits include Fort Worth Shakespeare (TX), Kentucky Repertory, and Pennsylvania Stage Company.  Film/internet/commercial credits include Plastic (FPPI Films: Best Supporting Actor – Indie Horror Film Festival Award, Chicago Horror Film Festival Nomination), Reclamation (NTG Productions), and The Gasoline Party (Standoff Productions); a webisode series Classholes (Red City Productions);

Horseshoe Casino, Stein Garden and Gifts, Sprint/Nextel (spec). He will next play Thomas Walsingham in The Shakespeare Conspiracy at Artists’ Ensemble in Rockford, and will appear in the upcoming films Day 1 (Skibo Films), Machine Baby (Poor Yorick Productions), and Drifted (Boomstick Films).  Love to Lydia! Kevin McKillip (Dvornicek) has appeared in over 25 productions with First Folio, including Hamlet (title role), Richard III (title role – Jeff Nomination – Best Leading 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), Jeeves Takes a Bow (Nigel Binkersteth), (Macbeth (Malcolm), As You Rough Crossing

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Like It (Jacques), Unnecessary Farce, The Merchant of Venice, and many more. His other Chicago area credits include The Story (Goodman Theatre), Arcadia (Court Theatre), Barnum at the Mercury Theatre, and appearances with Drury Lane, ShawChicago, Famous Door, Remy Bumppo, Porchlight Music Theatre and in the TATC/First Folio co-production of Making God Laugh. He served as the western arts instructor for the Lyric Opera’s production of “Oklahoma!” 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 over 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 also been seen in Chicago, Princeton IL, Lansing MI, and Door County WI, and will be seen this spring at the Artists Ensemble Theatre. Kevin has been heard as a guest Disc Jockey alongside Dick Biondi, and his recent commercial clients include Microsoft, Accenture, Frontier Cable, and Perkins. He has completed shooting “The Wars”, a new mini-series premiering this spring on the History Channel, in which he appears as Young Franklin D. Roosevelt. www.kevinmckillip.com 4

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Gail Rastorfer (Natasha Navratilova) is pleased to return to First Folio Theatre. She was last seen on the First Folio stage in boy’s clothing as Viola in Twelfth Night in 2002. Chicago Theatre: Chicago Dramatists, Theatre at the Center, The Chicago Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and The Goodman Theatre. She acts frequently with The Shakespeare Project of Chicago doing free staged readings as well as their ongoing production of 50 Minute Hamlet in which she plays over 10 roles. Regionally: Ten Chimneys & In the Next Room: or the vibrator play (Cleveland Playhouse); As You Like It (Indiana Repertory Theatre); Noises Off (Clarence Brown Theatre); and You Can’t Take It With You, The Heidi Chronicles and The Game’s Afoot (Asolo Rep). Television: Boss, Chicago Code, Crisis and many commercials. She is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA where she serves on the Chicago Local Board. www.gailonline.net David Rice (Sandor Turai) returns to the First Folio stage where he was seen last year as H.C. Curry in The Rainmaker and as Knuckles McCann in Jeeves Takes a Bow. Other 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 Francis in Much Ado About Nothing. He has worked at numerous other Chicago theaters in the last 30 years, including the Paramount, Marriott’s Lincolnshire, Briar Street, and Candlelight. In addition to playing a playwright, David is also a member of the Dramatists’ Guild in real life. Plays he has written include Cymbeline: A Musical Folk Tale (Jeff Awards for Original


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Adaptation and Original Music, with cocomposer Michael Keefe), The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe (Jeff Nomination for Original Adapation), and The Castle of Otranto. Trivia lovers may be interested to know that David was a four-time winner on Jeopardy! David is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Supporting Actor) and The Normal Heart. Film credits include Onion Talks, Scrooge & Marley, and Black Box. Alex can be seen this season as paramedic Alan Chout on NBC’s CHICAGO FIRE and CHICAGO PD. He is a regular performer with the Back Room Shakespeare Project and a proud graduate of Northwestern University.

René Ruelas (Alex Gal) couldn’t be happier to be appearing in his 12th First Folio production. Among that dirty dozen, favorite roles include 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).  His versatile nature has allowed him to work INDOORS as well, most notably as Ernest Friedman in Design for Living, then as Dr. Bradman in Blithe Spirit, both by Noel Coward. When not over-staying his welcome, Rene performs with the comic improvisation troupe Count Spatula at the LOL Theatre in Schaumburg.  He sends much love to his “Spatulites”.

Kat Evans (Ensemble, Understudy Natasha) is delighted to be making her debut with First Folio’s mainstage after working on Trickster for their Outreach & Education department. Favorite projects include playing Lucy Brown in The Threepenny Opera (The Hypocrites) and Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin Jr. (Emerald City). She has also worked with Metropolis in Arlington Heights, The Copley in Aurora, Jedlicka in Cicero, and Bailiwick and Greatworks in Chicago. Kat’s voiceover work is regularly featured on Our Fair City and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Podcast by the Audioverse Awards 2013 for the character of Dora. Last summer she played the leadinlerole in shoia by the Audioverse awards for the character of Dora in 2013. ntraditional last summer with Salog role in an independent feature film titled Nontraditional.

Alex Weisman (Adam Adám) returns to First Folio where he previously appeared this season in The Rainmaker. Chicago Credits include Julius Caesar, Madness of George III (Chicago Shakespeare); Mary, A Christmas Carol (Goodman); Peter Pan (Lookingglass); Putting It Together (Porchlight); The Houdini Box (Chicago Children’s Theatre); Spoon River Anthology (Provision); You Never Can Tell (Remy Bumppo); and Ah! Wilderness (Eclipse Non-Equity Jeff Nomination - Lead Actor). Alex is an associate Artist at TimeLine Theatre Company where he appeared in The History Boys (Equity Jeff Award 6

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Mark Hespen (Ensemble, Understudy Gal/Turai) holds his BFA in Acting from Northern Illinois University, and he is very excited to be working on his second show here at First Folio. He was previously seen in their production of Searching for Peabody’s Tomb as the Miner. Some of his other credits include Demetrius in Midsummer Nights Dream, Polonious in Hamlet, and Birdboot in The Real Inspector Hound. Mark would like to thank his family, friends and girl friend for their continued love and support.


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Scott Sawa (Ensemble, Understudy Dvornicek/ Fish) is thrilled to make his First Folio debut in Rough Crossing. Recent Chicago credits include The Cherry Orchard (Piccolo Theatre), Poseidon! (Hell in a Handbag), The Good Harvest (Polarity Ensemble Theater), Promises, Promises, Leaving Iowa, Cupid and Psyche (JPAC), The Most Ado, Nightmare in Paradise, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mad Vampires, and Art (Nothing Special Productions). Web/Film: Red Line to Howard, Decomposed. As an ensemble member with Nothing Special Productions, Scott has directed, designed props, and leads an ensemble development program.

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Andrew Taylor Swanson (Ensemble, Understudy Adam AdĂĄm) is delighted to appear in his first production with First Folio and is grateful to be working with such a talented group of artists! Andrew is also currently performing with Chicago-based AlphaBet Soup Productions in The Bully Show: The Anti-Bullying Musical. He is a recent graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a BA in Theatre Arts. University credits include: Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Frederick Fellowes in Noises Off. Andrew thanks his family and friends for their constant love and support.

ELMHURST SYMPHONY

Mozart Great Mass in C Minor

The Apollo Chorus of Chicago

Sunday, March 2 3:00pm

Fantasia Salute: Rite of Spring 101

York Community High School Symphony Strings

Saturday, May 10 7:00pm

Location: Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church 149 W. Brush Hill, Elmhurst

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P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Sir Tom Stoppard (Playwright) is a Czechborn writer. He began his career in England in 1954 as a journalist, moving to London in 1960 to start work as a playwright. He has won Tony Awards for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1964) Travesties (1976), The Real Thing (1982), and The Coast of Utopia (2007). In 1998 he co-wrote the Academy Award winning screenplay for the film Shakespeare in Love. Alison C. Vesely (Artistic Director) is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder (with her husband David Rice) of First Folio Theatre where she most recently directed The Rainmaker, Underneath the Lintel, Jeeves Takes a Bow, The Merchant of Venice and Shylock and His Daughter. 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 The Turn of the Screw, Unnecessary Farce, Tea at Five, The Woman in Black and Blithe Spirit. 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 8

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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 of First Folio Theatre, where he has produced over 40 productions which have earned 27 Jeff Nominations and 5 Jeff Awards. See cast bio. 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, and Andre Rieu.  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. They represent regional theaters including Drury Lane, First Folio Theatre, Marriott Theatre, the Mercury Theater, the Royal George Theatre, Theatre at the Center, and the Wilmette Theatre. Other clients include Hyatt Hotels, Massage Envy, Geja’s Café, and Donley’s Wild West.     Lynne M. Harris (Stage Manager) is happy to be back in Chicago and joining First Folio Theatre for Rough Crossing. Most recently, she stage managed A Red Orchid Theatre’s, Trevor. DC Metro area- Wayside Theatre’s Groucho: A Life in Review and


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the premiere of Southern Crossroads: The New Orleans Adventure, Rep Stage’s Las Meninas, and Maryland Shakespeare Theatre Festival’s 2012 Bare Bard Rep. San Francisco- Glengarry Glen Ross and Enrico IV at American Conservatory Theatre (ACT), Shear Madness, and As Bees in Honey Drown with TheatreWorks.  Los Angelesat Geffen Playhouse she stage managed Collected Stories, starring Linda Lavin. In Chicago- Apple Tree Theatre’s Kiss of the Spider Woman and After the Fair, VICES, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, Anyone Can Whistle, The Shoemakers, and several Hope and Nonthings’ productions. She’s also managed tours & operas.  Lynne is a proud member of AEA.

for Phoenix Theatre in Indianapolis and the Texas Shakespeare Festival. This Spring she will design American Myth (American Blues Theatre). She received her MFA in Design from Purdue University.

Christopher Kriz (Original Music and Sound Design) works nationally as a composer and sound designer. Previous First Folio designs include Turn Of The Screw (Equity Jeff Award for best sound design), The Rainmaker, Woman In Black, The Madness Of Edgar Allen Poe among many others. In Chicago, Chris has designed for companies including Writers Theatre, Steppenwolf, Goodman, Victory Gardens, Remy Bumppo, The Gift and Timeline. Some current and upcoming designs include Hedda Gabler (Writers Theatre), The Great God Pan (Next Theatre) Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Theatre Wit) and Cicada (Route 66 Theatre). Chris has received 9 Joseph Jefferson nominations and 2 awards and is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. To hear more of his work, please visit www.christopherkriz.com

Angela Weber Miller (Scenic Design) Depending upon your method of accounting, Rough Crossing is either the twenty-fifth or twenty-sixth or twentyseventh show Angie has designed at First Folio, where she is an Artistic Associate. Other First Folio shows include The Rainmaker, Cymbeline, Jeeves Takes a Bow, The Merchant of Venice, Tea at Five, Romeo and Juliet, The Woman in Black, Blithe Spirit, Twelfth Night, Jeeves in Bloom (Jeff Nomination), The Castle of Otranto, Macbeth, and A Moon for the Misbegotten (Jeff Nomination). Other work includes Godspell, What a Glorious Feeling, Making God Laugh, Jolson and Co., Over the River and Through the Woods and Gigi at Theatre at the Center; Cabaret, Rose Marie, and Yeoman of the Guard at Light Opera Works; Seascape at Remy Bumppo (Jeff Award); A Class Act at Porchlight Music Theatre; and Route 66 at Paramount. She has designed at a number of other Chicago area theatres and worked for several years at Chicago Scenic Studios as a designer of “corporate” theatre. Angie has one husband, two kids, two dogs, two cats, and seven half frozen fish in a pond in her garden.

Rachel Lambert (Costume Design) is so happy to be working with First Folio again. Previous First Folio credits include Cymbeline, The Madness of Poe, Merchant of Venice, and Romeo & Juliet, for which she received a Jeff nomination. Other Chicago credits include Northanger Abbey (Remy Bumppo); Bedroom Farce, Woman in Mind, Ah, Wilderness!, Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, and After the Fall (Eclipse Theatre); and work with Collaboraction, Trap Door, Polarity Ensemble and Ka-Tet Theatre. She has also designed

Cassy Schillo (Properties Design) is delighted to rejoin First Folio for this talentfilled production. Since graduating with a theatrical BFA from UW­Whitewater, Cassy has worked in various theaters throughout the Midwest including BoHo, Red Tape, Milwaukee Chamber, Florentine Opera, Theatre Wit, Marriott at Lincolnshire, Remy Bummpo, infusion, Drury Lane, (re)discovre & Piccolo. Catch more of her work currently on Stage Left’s’ the Death of Joe Egg.

Ethan Vail (Lighting Design) is a freelance lighting designer in the Chicago area. He is a recent graduate of Purdue University where he received his B.A. in Rough Crossing

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Theatre. Recent Chicago area designs include Into the Woods (Morraine Valley Community College) and Anne of Green Gables (The Music Theatre Company). Previous design credits include two summer seasons at Millbrook Playhouse in Mill Hall, PA and a season with Canterbury Summer Theatre in Michigan City, IN.  Some credits at these summer theatres include Grease, The Sound Of Music, The Woman In Black, Dead Man’s Cellphone (Millbrook), The Spitfire Grill, and A Grand Night For Singing (Canterbury). Other credits include numerous dance pieces with the Purdue Contemporary Dance Company and the Purdue Theatre production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for which he received the United States Institute for Theatre Technology Young Designers and Technicians Lighting Design Award sponsored by Barbizon Lighting

Company. He is pleased to be working with First Folio and would like to thank his mentor Michael McNamara. Sarah West (Asst. Stage Manager) is excited to return to First Folio, where she has also been the assistant stage manager for The Rainmaker, Unnecessary Farce, and the stage manager for Searching for Peabody’s Tomb (2011 and 2013) and the Illinois Arts Council intern for Macbeth. She graduated last year from North Central College with a BA in Theatre and Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship. There her credits include stage manager for A Story of Us, Kiss Me Kate, South Pacific, The Threepenny Opera, and Phèdre, and assistant stage manager for Never the Sinner. She would like to thank her family for always being so supportive and involved in her career.

A R T I S T I C A S S O C I AT E S U P DAT E Lydia Berger Gray was last seen at First Folio as Vivienne Duckworth in Jeeves Takes a Bow. Last season, Lydia played Lisa in Collected Stories, as well as originating the role of Vivienne in their world premier of Jeeves Takes a Bow at Artists’ Ensemble. More recently she was seen at ShawChicago as Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion. Kate Danziger most recently stage managed Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music at First Folio.  Currently she is working for the Skokie Chamber of Commerce, coordinating events and communications. Kyle Gettelman is busy with his duties as technical director at North Central College, but will return to his First Folio family for Salvage!

Christian Gray – See Cast Biography Elsa Hiltner is looking forward to returning to First Folio to design costumes for Salvage. In the mean time she is designing for A Tale of Two Cities (Lifeline Theatre), Not A Cure For Cancer (Collaboraction), and is styling wardrobe for various photographers and commercials around town. Shelley Holland returns to First Folio to light Salvage this coming spring. Christopher Jensen is kept busy as the Technical Director for Maine West High School and building projects for his children Nadia and Donovan.

Michael Keefe most recently won a Jeff Awards for the music for First Folio’s proMichael F. Goldberg recently directed First duction of Cymbeline. When not composFolio’s, critically acclaimed, Jeff Award ing for First Folio, Michael can be seen playwinning production of Cymbeline: A Musical ing and arranging for the Von Trapps (the Folk Tale. His winter has been full of travel great grandchildren of Captain Von Trapp) hockey with his sons and enjoying some or playing for such performers as Andrea R&R with his family. Bocelli and Jackie Evancho. Earlier this win10

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ter he could be seen playing keyboards for Wicked at the Oriental Theater downtown. He is completing a second Mass setting for his day job – Music Director of Notre Dame Church in Clarendon Hills, Il. Melanie Keller is currently performing at Northlight Theatre in Tom Jones. Next up, she’ll return to First Folio to work on their upcoming production of Salvage. Christopher Kriz – See Staff Biography Rachel Lambert – See Staff Biography Kevin McKillip – See Cast Biography Michael McNamara has recently designed the lighting for Our Country’s Good at Shattered Globe Theatre and is in preparation for two productions of the opera L’Elisir D’Amour in San Diego and Washington, DC. He has also recently been elected to the Board of Directors for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.

Angela Weber Miller – See Staff Biography. Hayley L. Rice was last seen by First Folio audiences as Lizzie in last summer’s production of The Rainmaker.   She will appear next season in a First Folio production… which has not officially been announced yet. Watch this space! René Ruelas – See Cast Biography Nick Sandys is the Producing Artistic Director at Remy Bumppo Theatre and recently appeared in the hit show An Inspector Calls, as well as performing his one-man adaptation of Dickens’ New Year novella, The Chimes.  He is currently choreographing fights for Prince Igor at The Metropolitan Opera in New York, but will be returning to direct Our Class at Remy Bumppo and then The Merry Wives of Windsor for First Folio.

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 Audience Services Manager............................................................................. Maggie Clennon Reberg Volunteer Coordinator........................................................................................................... Kris Biendarra Graphic Designer.....................................................................................................................Carol Alleman Press Representative............................................................................. Noreen Heron & Associates, Inc. Kate Hughes, Lianne Wiker, Katharine Nichols, Holly Gustavson, Susan Duffy, Kelly Erdman Movement Advisor..................................................................................................................Kevin McKillip Technical Director...................................................................................................................Brian Claggett Master Electrician and Sound Asst.................................................................................. Ricky Harbecke Photography.......................................................................................................................... Melissa Carlson 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 Rough Crossing

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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, Ellen Callahan, 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! DONORS Donations received between Jan. 1, 2013 and Jan. 1, 2014 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 Alan & Susan Becker The Chase Community Foundation Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Rita Getz Illinois Arts Council The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture The Saints

HAMLET ($1,000+) Anonymous (3) Chris Beaulieu Bennett Law Firm, LLC Rick Berman Dr. & Mrs. John Buntrock Ellen Callahan Joyce Chelberg Jac Cotiguala Marie & David Dickson Barbara Disko Ron & Judy Eshleman Lieselotte and Duane Gengler Foundation Jane & Kirk Grimm Lottie & Monica Kowalski Marilyn Longwell Patricia Noska David Rice & Alison C. Vesely Sue & Robert Sanford Connie Sprovieri Calvin & Holly Yanaga The Arch Charitable Trust KING LEAR ($500+) Anonymous (3) Anita & John Bauer Art and Nancy Hirsch

Larry Krupp Mr. & Mrs. Keith Kushner Fran & Chuck Licht Cathy & John Machota Mr. & Mrs. Martin H. Malecki Kathy & Carl Manofsky Joeanne & Jeffrey Monroe Daniel Nowaczynski Maureen & Jim Reichardt Dorothy & Stephen Richmond Bibi & Greg Rosner Irene Staleny Joan & Raymond Wielgos

James Engling Judy Fields David & Janet Fox Anita & Terry Hunt Jorge & Beatriz Iorgulescu Leslie & Tyrone Jacobson Mirjana Jankov Jeff Jens Jennifer Karabetsos Judith Keller Steven Koponen Linda & John Larson Katherine Lockhard Cheryl Maibusch Stephen & Joyce Maly Sharon Marcisz LADY MACBETH ($250+) Patrick & Mary Mauro Anonymous (2) Ted & Almeda Maynard The Arch Foundation Gil & Yvonne Meyer Donald Babo Jeff & Barb Modlin Edward & Donna Becht Jorgen & Cheryl Phillips Jeff & Allison Bennett S. & C. Polychronopoulos Ron & Wendie Benton Nick Pullin Jim & Sandy Boves In Memory of Paul P.A. Brandin Ransdell Susan Buresh Teri-Ellen Rogers Bob & Kay Carlson Chet & Pat Rozanski Joel & Betty Chrastka The Schnacke Family Nancy DeMuro Donald & Anita Shotola Rough Crossing

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Susan Tolin Coleman & Deborah Tuggle Linda Vitek Barbara Voorhees George Zahrobsky

Rosemary Harvey In Honor of Philip and Barbara Voorhees Earl & Jane Henrickson Patricia Hirsch Barbara and Dave Holman Martha J. Hudak PROSPERO ($100+) Lewis & Marilyn Huntley Anonymous (3) Jessica Jagielnik Art & Arlene Ahlgrim Walter & Susan Jay The Lofchy Family Kenneth Jensen Elizabeth & Edward Lynn Jones Barrow Connie & Dennis Keller Steven & Rosemary Virginia Klingsporn Belling Jacqueline & Martin Roy Benedek Koranda Gene & Helen Benes Kathryn Kubis Richard Bensinger In Memory of Walter Suzanne Bessette-Smith & KuliKowski David Smith Ruth Lagerberg Carol Black Susan Lannin John & Stephanie Blaser Cynthia Laughlin Carole Borg Joel & Christine Lehmann Irene Brajner Caryl E. Lezatte In Memory of John R. Mark & Kathleen Buckley Lundberg Pat Campbell Kathleen Madej Laurel Carlson & David Robert & Linda Manski Hersemann Sharon Manuel Jeff Carpenter Roland & Julie Marshall & Susan Chemler Family Albert Clark Michael & Sheila Maschek Joe & Judy Cosenza Joan & Jerry Mattson MaryHelen Crispo The McEnroe Family Karen Cullinane Terry & Kathy McKillip Paula & Kevin Dansart In Memory of Michael Kate Danziger A. McKillip Rachel Daugherty & Michael McMullen Michael Guenther Pat & Ray Mehler Marie DiGiacomo Gil & Yvonne Meyer Jane & Bernard Dudek Mark & Barb Miner Sheila Dunteman Gary Moore K.F. & Helena Effgen Tom & Olga Mosillo In Memory of Carla In Memory of Steve Crow Paczolt Takashi Nishida & Angie Mila Gloria Novak Fabiszak Frank & Mary Nowinski Paul & Judy Farber Leslie O’Connell Mary Ann Flynn Don, Betty, & Kit O’Toole George & Marie Forster Magne B. Olson Mimi & Paul Francis Ray & Esther Paice Neva Frank Vicky & Tom Pate Tom & Anne Fuelling Mary & Michael Pavia Richard Gallicchio Madonna Pence Albert Gallie Kitty Picken John & Olivia Gow Lucy Pillinger Peg Gramas John Pizzo Krista M. Grimm Mary & John Plunkett Mararete Gross Alfred Potter Gregg & D’Anna Gugerty Dr. & Mrs. Richard A. Prinz Susan & Harlan Haimes M. Margaret Reberg David Harper Linda Reichmann John & Lisa Roche 14

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Bruce Rodman Virginia Rogodzinski Mary & John Rooks Nick Sandys Amanda Satchell James & Margaret Schlegel Pat Schultz Doris Shepherd In Memory of Merl Douglas Jacquelyn Smith Jeanne Smith Suzette Sniegowski Dr. & Mrs. Norman Solliday Melinda Sorensen Randy Sparks Dolores Stauss Emily Stromdahl Lisa Super & Nathan Brown Tom & Jan Szot D. Vilmin John Weinberger, Jr. James Whitehead Allan Wiedel Theresa Wilkie Jane Winter Joe & Connie Witkowski Nancy Workman Robert & Cindy Wunderlich Linda Zelisko Joseph Zettelmaier

Bill & Madeline Bowman Ray Burkhardt Carolyn Cates Ira & Rita Charak Penny Choice Pamella & Bruce Christensen D G Clark Elaine Cook Mary Crois Ronald Crouch Joan Culler Leanne Dear Terri Decker Judy DeGarmo Marie Delos Santos Major & Mrs. George F. Dempsey, USAF (Ret.) Fran Dionisio Edward Doherty Catharine Domagalski In Honor of Missy and Dave LaBrash Diane Dorsey Peter Doughty Charles & Debra Doyle Daniel E. Efner Lynda Einspar Lucy El-Badawi Dan Ellig Jolene Emery Lisa Enright Rita & Einar Ericksen Cindy & Mark Fahey Erin Faulkner Sonja & Todd Faulkner OTHELLO ($25+) Joy Fett Anonymous (2) Anita Field Claudia Alano Robert Forman Richard Albright Marilyn & Eric Fors Carol Alleman Ernest & Beverly Fortney Lance Anderson Rick & Lucinda Foulke Kristine & Peter Baldo Jean Franckowiak William Barnard Mary Jane Frank Robert Barnes Alan & Dorothy Fredian Marie & Jack Battaglia Carla Frye Thomas & Paulette Cynthia Gaffney Baudler Alex Gasiel Anita & John Bauer John & Mary Gerlesits Lois Baum Nancy Kelley Gibson Drs. Thomas & Elfrede Lynette Gilbert Bednar John & Gail Goles Sandy Bemis Diane Graziano Lydia Berger Gray Maureen F Greene Julie Beringer Richard Gronlund Anthony & Jane Bezouska Elisabeth & Mark Grzywa Kris Biendarra Rachel Daugherty & Arlene Birkhahn Michael Guenther John & Roberta Cynthia Gwizdala Birmingham Debra Hamilton Arlene Blaha Georgia Hamilton Jay & Dona Blunt Krista Hansen Marilyn Bogetich Gerald Hast


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Sharon Herendeen Lucille HIlger Karen Hollis Joe & Pat Houle Linda Huege Rosalind Hurwitz Jack Hurwitz & Penelope Ingalls Jay & Mary Kim Jackson Gus & Renee Jackson In Honor of Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Shirlee Jecmen Veatrice Jehangir Steven Johnson Beverly Kurasz-Johnston Lawrence Juracic Sheila Kaczynski Mark & Ruth Karasek Robert & Erin Kato John Kay Bonnie Keller Melanie J. Keller Laurel Kiichli Gary & Katharine Klein Jeffrey A. Koblish, D.D.S. Cynthia Koehler Virginia Kott James Krenek Dorothy Krol Barbara Kross Linda Kucharczyk Mariann Kwinn Lisa Lam Edward Larsen Carol Larson Linda Legner Samuel Levin Barbara Linduska Marlene Liss & Jim Danziger Jean Livingston Dolores Long Janet Lucero Janet MacDougall Kathleen Mallen Carol Marasovich Anna Marek Inga Markus Chris & Cynthia Marler Nancy Martin George Martiny Mary L Mayer Jim McCance Mr. & Mrs. Judson McCarthy, Jr. John And Eileen McGleam Lynne & Bill McGurr Christine McInstosh Kevin McKillip Kathleen McKillip

Jen McLysaght Michael McNamara Bob Meisner Richard Mental Angie Miller Robert Miner Marvin Mirsky Cynthia Mooney Jill & Roger Mueller Janice & Bill Murray Stanley Nardoni Bob & Joan Nejdl Anthony & Linda Nelson Lucille Nelson In Honor of Judy Nosek Marian Nussbaumer Olund James & Mary Ocasek Beverly Offen In Honor of John Milewski Roberta Parkhill Patty Petersen Margaret Peterson J Petranovich Janice Fick R. Phillips In Memory of Joan Plock Jo Ann Putz Alice Ramsay David Rappe Dennis & Sharon Reagan Barbara Reineking Norman Relich Jim Rendel David Rice & Alison C. Vesely Clive Richards Daniel & Barbara Roos Norma Rosen Irene Ruffner Geri Rumney Debbie Ryan Elaine Ryba Cindy & Alan Sankowski Celinda & Alan Sankowski Julie Schneider Bob & Allison Schwartz Charles & Crystal Sexton Bob & Carol Shaffer Robert Sharpe Renee & Geoff Silver Judith & Garth Smith Janet Soltys Jodi Stapleton Gerald Stapleton Lenette Staudinger Pat Steck Michael Stemberk Karen Stock

April & Preston Stosur Carl Strang Lorraine Subra Deborah Summerlin Gloria Tatar Bob & Chris Thompson Frank & Nina Thorp Terese Thrall Michael & Carol Tiedje Jeanne Tilton Rosemary Tirio Jacqueline & Myles Tlusty Debra & Paul Truskey Carol Tuman Joy Valdez Mary Vance Mary Vilim In Honor of Kristine Thatcher Terrie Von Loewe Raymond Voros Alex Weisman Judith Werner Kris & Don West Constance White Mary Wiesen Brigitte Winkler Roseann & Stephen Wolf Marie & James Wolski

Gene & Helen Benes Gil & Yvonne Meyer Goodman Theater Hal & Sally Rice Heron PR Inn at Irish Hollow Janis Licari John & Lisa Roche Karen & Mark Mueller Karen Hauser & Barb Hauser Katy & Jon Pittman Kelly Kleiman Kernels Kramer Foods Las Palmas Lifeline Theatre Lydia Berger Gray Mario Tricoci-Oak Brook Center Mary & John Rooks Mary L Mayer Mayslake Peabody Estate MBC Melanie J. Keller Metropolis Performing Arts Center Mike Kalasunas & Kathleen Conlon Morton Arboretum Matching Grant Donors Ms. Audrey Muschler Aetna Foundation New Colony Theatre Allstate Northlight Theatre Bank of America Oil Lamp Theater BP Fabric of America Fund Paramount McMaster-Carr Supply Co. Patricia & Ray Mehler Nicor Energy Patricia Noska Northern Trust Physicians Sports & Injury SAP Center Porchlight Music Theatre In-Kind Donors Prairie Center Arts Adagio Tea Foundation Alan & Susan Becker Quality Tire and Auto American Blues Theater Rachel Daugherty & Anita & John Bauer Michael Guenther Babes with Blades Redstone Grill Blueberry Hill Remy Bumppo Theatre Bob Campbell Rick Berman Brian McInerney ShawChicago/Next Burr Ridge Lighting Signal Ensemble Chicago Shakespeare Silk Road Rising Chris & Cynthia Marler Steel Beam Theatre Chris Beaulieu Sybaris Suites Country House Restaurant The Schnacke Family David Rice & Alison C. Theatre at the Center Vesely Theresa Wilkie Dianna Topper Twisted Olive Doubletree Hotel Whitney Morse Eclipse Theatre Wild Birds Elmhurst Symphony Writers’ Theatre Father Time Antiques

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