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FORWARD THEATER COMPANY presents

Moonlight and Magnolias By

Ron Hutchinson Directed by Jennifer Uphoff Gray

Set Designer Sasha Augustine

Assistant Director/Dramaturg Frank Honts

Properties Designer Charles J. Trieloff II

Sound Design John Salutz

Lighting Designer Ann M. Archbold

Costume Designer Gail Brassard

Stage Manager Michele Hand*

Assistant Stage Manager Randy Tilk

Moonlight and Magnolias is generously sponsored by:

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*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers Moonlight and Magnolias is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Moonlight and Magnolias was originally produced in New York City by the Manhattan Theatre Club on March 3, 2005, Lynn Meadow, Artistic Director, Barry Grove, Executive Producer. The world premiere was produced by The Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Illinois on May 15, 2004, Robert Falls, Artistic Director, Roche Schulfer, Executive Director.


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F O R WA R D T H E AT E R C O M PA N Y S TA F F ARTISTIC Artistic Director.......................................................................................... Jennifer Uphoff Gray ADMINISTRATIVE General Manager.........................................................................................................Sarah Marty Communications Director............................................................................... Gwendolyn Rice Director of Audience Development................................................................. Julia Nicholas PRODUCTION Assistant Director/Dramaturg.................................................................................Frank Honts Production Manager..................................................................................................Sarah Marty Stage Manager.........................................................................................................Michele Hand Assistant Stage Manager............................................................................................. Randy Tilk Fight Choreographer..................................................................................................... Jim Ridge MAPC Technical Direction Services.............................................................................Ric Lantz Master Electrician.............................................................................................. Matthew Garrett Carpenter...................................................................................................................Kevin Zimmer Scenic Painters..........................................................................................Tiffany Fier, Liz Rathke Wardrobe..................................................................................................................Brittany Kugler Sound Tech.....................................................................................................................John Salutz

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F R O M T H E S TA F F Welcome to Forward Theater! We are thrilled to present the final show of our 2010-2011 season:

Moonlight and Magnolias A screwball comedy about 1930s Hollywood and the making of Gone With The Wind. Just as our previous productions this season have engaged audiences on many levels, both emotional and intellectual, we hope that Moonlight illuminates some complex issues of an era gone-by, while prompting gales of uproarious laughter! Help us continue on our journey onward and upward…and Forward—by becoming a new subscriber for the 2011-2012 season, or renewing your subscription! In our third season in Overture Center, FTC is presenting portraits of unforgettable characters in extraordinary situations—from inventors on the brink of discovery, to farmers on the plains of 1930s Kansas, to a man and a woman on an intense emotional journey. Don’t miss a moment of this incredible season—and save 25% off regular single ticket prices when you subscribe today! For more details, and an online order form, visit our website at www.forwardtheater.com.

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FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS We’re excited to be on the stage in the Playhouse as we continue to build a regional Equity theater to entertain, challenge, and delight audiences in southern Wisconsin.  We’re committed to striving for excellence in our work and relationships, exercising integrity in both art and management.  We’re also committed to making bold creative decisions and to fostering an inclusive theater community. From our artists to our audiences, we want FTC not only to be our theater, but your theater. Thank you for being part of our endeavor.

FROM THE ADVISORY COMPANY As you may know, Forward Theater’s advisory company is made up of actors, directors, playwrights, and designers who live and work in southern Wisconsin. We have an enviable job; we meet once a month with the artistic director and staff to talk about – what else? – theater. As a group we have the pleasure of reading and discussing plays – many, many plays – and considering how these scripts could fit into a future FTC season. It’s a fascinating process. We come from different disciplines, we possess a wide variety of experience in the performing arts, and we all have strong opinions about what’s important to put on stage. About what audiences in Madison want to see, what they need to see. About the kinds of plays that excite us as artists. About drama, comedy, musicals, Broadway hits, and original work. We don’t always agree, and truthfully, that’s half the fun. I am happy to say that the advisory company is extremely excited about the plays Forward is producing this year – and next year! Over the course of this season you’ll see some of us on stage, some of us leading talk-backs after the shows, some of us in the lobby chatting about the productions, and some of us will be seated next to you – applauding. Feel free to introduce yourself and more importantly, tell us what you think of the play. We’ll remember what you had to say when we start planning for the future. . .  

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F R O M T H E D R A M AT U R G The year 1939 marked the pinnacle of the Golden Age of Hollywood. With such films as The Wizard of Oz, Wuthering Heights, Destry Rides Again, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Gunga Din, and Stagecoach all gracing the marquees of theaters across the nation that year, cinema had come into its own. By year’s end no event was more anticipated than the premiere of Gone With the Wind, a film based on Margaret Mitchell’s epic novel, first published in 1936. The book, which took a sympathetic view of the old South, sold millions of copies and became an instant bestseller, in part because of Depression-era Americans’ nostalgia for simpler days gone by. Audiences everywhere eagerly waited to see how Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh would breathe life into this beloved novel. Overlooking the insidious brutality of slavery and the strange fruits brought about by contemporary policies of Jim Crow segregation, crowds gathered in Atlanta in mid-December 1939 to celebrate the opening of this much-ballyhooed film. At the premiere, the city of Atlanta was treated not just to a movie, but an event, complete with a scale-model recreation of Tara, the plantation home of the O’Hara family, and a young people’s Patriots Ball, broadcast live on NBC radio. Pat Conroy recalled his mother’s fondness for the film, noting that it “was a house of worship [she] retired to so she could experience again the spiritual refreshment of art.” In an era of great uncertainty, Gone With the Wind uplifted and unified many Americans by reconstructing a fictional, melodramatic narrative, designed to erase the painful memories of slavery and celebrate the romance of the Civil War. Moonlight and Magnolias loosely resembles events that took place after producer David O. Selznick suspended filming of Gone With the Wind in early 1939 in order to fix the problems with Sidney Howard’s original screenplay. Although details of the real-life script-as-sausage-making ordeal are fuzzy, we do know that Selznick called in his friend Ben Hecht to repair a script that, during the course of production, underwent more than 40 revisions by at least a dozen different writers. The promise of a healthy paycheck and his longtime friendship with Selznick were probably the only reasons that Hecht joined the project; by 1939, he had grown weary of Hollywood but needed lucrative projects like Gone With the Wind to settle his unpaid taxes. Victor Fleming, a director whose industry contract gave producers wide latitude to assign him any project they wanted, found himself conscripted into directing Gone With the Wind just weeks before completing work on another masterpiece, The Wizard of Oz. Although there was no real-life Miss Popenghul, her character represents a composite of numerous female assistants and secretaries under Selnick’s employ. Aside from these basic historical details, however, Ron Hutchinson’s play is largely a work of the artist’s imagination, a “What might have happened when…?” meditation on a real-life event. From this point of departure, Hutchinson provides a comedy with relentless energy and its fair share of discarded peanut shells and banana peels. But the play also ponders the more problematic elements of Gone With the Wind—notably Scarlett O’Hara’s slap of Prissy, an enslaved African-American woman—challenging us as audience members to think about the brutal legacies glorified by the film. At the same time, in the tradition of The Simpsons’ endless references to the film and Carol Burnett’s infamous “Went With the Wind” spoof, Moonlight and Magnolias also recognizes that the best comedy often emerges from moments of extreme tragedy. In this spirit, Ron Hutchinson invites us to explore the humor underneath the making of a film about such a troubling time in American history, and in doing so, laugh together and begin to heal the wounds of our nation’s past.

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THE CAST Ben Hecht.............................................................................................................. Michael Herold* Victor Fleming..................................................................................................................Jim Buske David O. Selznick.........................................................................................................Mark Ulrich* Miss Poppenghul.....................................................................................................Celia A. Klehr* * member, Actors’ Equity Association SET TING

Place The Hollywood studio office of legendary producer David O. Selznick.

Time 1939 PLEASE NOTE There will be one 15-minute intermission. The audience is asked to silence cell phones during the performance. The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever is strictly prohibited. Technical assistance for this production has been provided by the Children’s Theater of Madison and Madison Arts Production Cooperative.

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ARTIST BIOGR APHIES Celia A. Klehr (Miss Poppenghul) started her professional life as a non-Equity actor in 1976. She was a founding member of the Madison Repertory Theatre acting company, and during her 14 years there she appeared in more than 20 productions. Favorite roles include Rose in Dancing At Lughnasa, Elizabeth in The Crucible, Artie in Eleemosynary, Ima in The Immigrant, Nancy in Holy Ghosts, and Shelia in The Boys Next Door. At the Rep she also served as company manager for three years, and earned her Equity status. Away from the stage, Celia has played leading roles in three featurelength films and several documentaries. She has also served on the Madison Arts Commission, Madison Sesquicentennial Committee, and the State Street Committee. Celia was a founder of Forward Theater Company, appeared in its inaugural production of All About Eve, and serves on its advisory company. Jim Buske (Victor Fleming) is a member of Forward Theater’s advisory company. He has acted in, or directed more than 110 plays in Off-Broadway, regional, summer stock, dinner, and community theater. For Forward Theater, Jim has appeared in All About Eve and Kiritsis. An original member of the Madison Repertory Theatre’s Acting Company, Jim’s favorite roles include Marshall in the world premiere of What Corbin Knew, Ken Talley in The 5th of July, Elwood in Harvey, George in Moon Over Buffalo, and Sergius in Arms and the Man. He lives with his wife, Stephanie, and their son, David, in Sun Prairie. Jim would like to thank Mike, Celia, and Mark for years of friendship – and for being so much fun to act with. 10 Forward Theater Company

Michael Herold (Ben Hecht) was pleased to be featured in Forward Theater’s inaugural season in All About Eve and Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them. He came to Madison in 1986 and was cast in The Foreigner, the first of more than sixteen plays with the Madison Rep, including The Norman Conquests, Consumer Affairs, The Immigrant and Love is the Weirdest of All.  He has performed in more than a dozen productions at the Milwaukee Rep, as well as acting with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Next Act, and Milwaukee Shakespeare.  He appeared in Laughter on the 23rd Floor at the Briar Street Theatre in Chicago, and has been featured in productions for New American Theater and Artists’ Ensemble in Rockford, and New Court Theatre in Beloit. He has appeared in several regional and national television commercials, and in the recent film Baraboo.  Originally from Ohio, he holds an MFA from the University of Akron.  Michael lives in Sun Prairie with his wife Tracy and their children, Olivia and Gabriel. Ron Hutchinson (Playwright) is the award-winning author of more than a dozen plays, including Anchorman (1979), Babbit: A Marriage (1987), Beau Brummell (2001), Burning Issues (2000), Christmas of a Nobody (1979), Curse of the Baskervilles (1987), The Dillen (1983), Eejits (1978), Flight (1998), Head/Case (2004), Into Europe (1981), The Irish Play (1980), Jews/Arabs (1978), Lags (2001), Mary, After the Queen (1985), Pygmies in the Ruins (1991), Rat in the Skull (1984), Risky City (1981), and Topless Mum in Dead Hero Shocker (2007) He has also penned screenplays for Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story, The Burning Season, The Josephine Baker Story, Fatherland, The Tuskegee Airman, Traffic, The Ten Commandments, and Marco Polo. Mr. Hutchinson also served as the writer-in-residence at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, 1980-81.


A R T I S T B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) Mark Ulrich (David O. Selznick) is very happy to be making his second appearance with Forward Theater Company, after appearing as Dr. Givings in In the Next Room or the vibrator play. Previous Madison credits include Gross Indecency, Noises Off, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Private Lives, and What Corbin Knew at the Madison Rep. Milwaukee area credits include The Pavilion, Seven Stories, and Lombardi at Next Act Theatre, and K2 at the Milwaukee Theatre Festival. Mark resides in Chicago, where he has appeared with the Goodman, Northlight, and Writers’ Theatre, among others. He is a proud member of Rivendell Theatre Ensemble and Chicago Dramatists.

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TECHNICAL ARTISTS Ann M. Archbold (Lighting Design) is pleased to be working with Forward again. She was lighting designer for FTC’s first mainstage production, Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them. Ann is currently chair of the Department of Theatre and Drama and head of the lighting design program at University of Wisconsin, Madison. Professionally, she has designed lighting for more than 500 events for theater, industrial films, opera, dance, concerts, and television throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Locally she designed UW productions of War of the Worlds, Yellowman, and A Nervous Smile. She also worked with the Madison Rep on The Nerd, Death of a Salesman, Home, Talley’s Folly, Anna Christie, and I Am My Own Wife. Other recent designs include productions for The Old Globe Theater in San Diego, Viterbo University in LaCrosse, San Francisco Opera Center, Cadillac, Audi, and Elk Mountain Resort in Colorado. She is thrilled to be involved with this production for Forward Theater Company. Sasha Augustine (Set Design), a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, is delighted to have the opportunity to work with Forward Theater and the amazing creative team for Moonlight and Magnolias. Previous scenic design credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Rent (co-designer), The Imaginary Invalid, Fat Men in Skirts, Falling Girls, and The Love of the Nightingale (assistant designer). In addition, Sasha has worked with Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Four Seasons, Madison

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Theatre Guild, CTM, Mercury Players, and University Theatre as a props designer and scenic artist. Also active in the fine arts scene, Sasha is an avid painter, sculptor, and photographer. Gail Brassard (Costume Design) is an associate professor of costume design, and head of the MFA costume design program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She previously worked with Forward Theater on its one-night-only, inaugural performance of All About Eve. In New York Gail designed the costumes for the long-running OffBroadway hit Altar Boyz, for which she received a Henry Hewes Design Award nomination. In addition to designing on and off Broadway, she has worked extensively for network, cable, and daytime television. Her favorite design assignment was the 300 costumes for performers and animals for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Jennifer Uphoff Gray (Director) most recently directed In the Next Room or the vibrator play, All About Eve, and Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them for Forward Theater. She also directed a reading of A Thousand Words for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Love’s Labour’s Lost for Milwaukee Shakespeare, and The Diary of Anne Frank for Madison Repertory Theatre.  Other credits include: the national tour of Copenhagen, associate director of Copenhagen, Cabaret, The Blue Room (starring Nicole Kidman) and The Life on Broadway.  Off-Broadway, she directed the world premiere of the musical Suburb.  Her work has also been


T E C H N I C A L A R T I S T S ( c o n t .) seen at Second Stage, Musical Theater Works, Ensemble Studio Theater, HERE, (all in New York City) and the Chunchon International Theater Festival in South Korea.  She holds a degree in dramatic literature and stage history from Harvard College.  Jen grew up in the Madison area and she and her husband Peter are raising their three children on the near west side. Michele Hand (Stage Manager) is pleased to make her Forward Theater Company debut with Moonlight and Magnolias, having recently relocated back to Wisconsin. Michele has worked for regional companies including First Stage Children’s Theater, WildSpace, Skylight Opera Theatre and the Florentine Opera.  She holds degrees in history and theater arts from SUNYFredonia in upstate New York, where she returned as a visiting lecturer in 2010 with the department of theater and dance.  Michele is a member of Actors’ Equity and AGMA.  Thank you for supporting live theater! Frank Honts (Assistant Director/ Dramaturg) is happy to be finishing his first season as dramaturg for Forward Theater. He worked behind the scenes, doing historical research, organizing pre-show talks, and discussing issues raised in text on In the Next Room or the vibrator play and Going to St. Ives. Frank also served as the assistant director for Madison Opera’s The Threepenny Opera this spring. Ric Lantz (MAPC Technical Direction Services) received a BA in theater from Colorado State University. He then worked as a scenic craftsman at Pittsburgh Public Theater. His freelance projects include PBS’s This Land is Your Land and the motion picture Wonderboys. Ric earned an MFA in production technology and management from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002.  Upon graduation he served as the technical director for Madison Repertory Theatre until it closed in 2009. In addition to his current role as technical director at the Children’s Theater of Madison, Ric is also a co-founder of The Bricks Theatre.

John Salutz (Sound Design) is a graduating senior at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, hoping to continue his education in graduate school. He has designed lighting and sound for several shows in Madison as well as elsewhere in Wisconsin, including University Theatre’s Valparaiso and Eurydice, Forward Theater’s reading of Kiritsis, and the Madison Theatre Guild’s Hot L Baltimore, which won the 2010 Bartell Theatre Award for sound design. He would like to thank Ann Archbold, Bethany Heili, Casey Martin, and Karen Yesterdale. Randy Tilk (Assistant Stage Manager) received his BS in theater design and technology from Northwest Missouri State University in 2004, after an undergraduate career filled with acting, directing, design, production, and stage management experiences.  Since graduating, he has worked as a production assistant at American Players Theatre in Spring Green, a set designer for the Darlington Children’s Theater, and a stage manager for Children’s Theater of Madison.  He has also served as stage manager and tech director for Alley Stage for five seasons. Charles J. Trieloff II (Properties Design) received his MFA in set design from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He worked as the prop master at Madison Repertory Theatre for nine years. He has also done props for Children’s Theater of Madison, Madison Ballet, and Madison Opera. He is currently the prop master for American Players Theatre. For University Theatre he has designed Antigone, The Passion of Dracula, A Little Night Music, Man of La Mancha, The Water Station, Smash, Steel Magnolias, True West, and Stop Kiss. Charles has also been a visiting artist at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, where he designed A Lie Of The Mind, Hay Fever, Guys and Dolls, and Antigone. Outside of the theater world Charles has designed the themed reception areas for Children’s Dental Health’s Fitchburg and Old Sauk Road locations.

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D O N O R S TO F O R WA R D T H E AT E R C O M PA N Y Your gift plays an important role in the success of Forward Theater Company. Ticket revenue covers only a percentage of the full cost of presenting live theater. Annual fund donors bridge the gap and enable Forward Theater to fulfill its mission — to provide exceptional theater experiences for area audiences and give professional actors, designers, writers, and directors an artistic home. The following list reflects donations received by April 1, 2011. To make a taxdeductible donation to Forward Theater or learn about donor benefits, please visit our website at forwardtheater.com. Premium Sponsors ($5,000-up) Marguerite Casey Foundation The Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Pleasant Rowland Great Performance Fund for Theater, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation UW Health Associate Sponsors ($2,500-$4,999) Beth Bovis and David Feldstein CUNA Mutual Group Group Health Cooperative of SouthCentral Wisconsin Terry and Jean Prahl Founder’s Circle ($500$2,499) Alliant Energy Foundation Mardell and Anthony Blaschka Nancy and Dean Baumgardner H. James and Stephanie Buske Nancy Ciezki & Diane Kostecke Sarah Day Evjue Foundation, Inc. Dr. Charles and Sharon Ford Michael Fumelle Aris and Marta Gialamas

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D O N O R S ( c o n t .) Layton and Diane Rikkers Susan Rogers Harold Sarvetnick* Tom Saunders Robert and Claire Schanker* Cynthia and Mark Schlough Eric and Sara Schwartz Joe Shumow Meg and Neal Skinner State Bar of Wisconsin, Board of Directors of the Appellate Practice Section* Vicki & Gerald Stewart Karl Stoll Patricia Struck Jodi and Jack Sweeney Gary and Trudianne Thom Scott Thornton Roland Richard Wagner Mindy Walker Elyse C. Weiss Erin Wenzel Julie White Judith Wilcox Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Clerk’s Office* Theodora Zehner George and Dorothy Zografi Friends ($25-$99) Jennifer Alderman Mary Ambrosavage K.K. Anderson Margaret Andrews Chris Antonuzzo and Wade Dallagrana Rima and Michael Apple Jean and Matt Armendariz-Kerr Jean Bae and Gregg Kissel Marja Barger Julia Stein-Barnes Jeffrey and Angela Bartell Rebecca Baumbach Rich Beld Robert Beilouny* Norlin Benevenga Catherine Benham* Frances Bicknell 18 Forward Theater Company

Dan Bier and Ann Knapstein Tony and Mardy Blaschka Joel Blumin and Reva Fox Peter Bock and Kathleen Falk Gerald and Erica Bouskas* Joyce Bromley Jeff Brooks Ellsworth and Dorothy Brown Clint and Roberta Bushey* Michael Cain and Anita Sprenger Ellswood Carey Vivian and Conrad Cassie Joe and Kathy Chase Lindsay Christians Joan Collins Greg Conniff Pat Cornwell Justice and Mrs. Patrick Crooks* Allen Cross and Mary Klehr Bruce Croushore and Michele Hilmes Doc and Lea DeHaven Gene Dewey Amy Dickerson and Chad Grote Carla and Michael Dilorio Debbie Dines Director of Wisconsin State Courts* District IV Court of Appeals* Maria Doyle Annette Dubas* Michael and Nancy Dunham Matthew Dunlap* Gene and Carol Eckstut* Ann and David EganRobertson Jane Elder Gay Eliason Patricia Elson Eugene Farley* Stephen Fleischman and Barbara Katz Evelyn Fox Judge and Mrs. Ezra Friedlander*

Linda Garrity Ilene and Herb Gerstenfeld* Stacy Gerstenfeld* Lynn Gilchrist Tom Gobel Barbara and Robert Golden Kathleen Gomes Jerilyn Goodman Claude Greene Diane Greenley Jane Grogan Dan and Anne Gustafson Ed and Becky Guzman Eileen Hanneman Paula Haseman Jennifer and Nick Hensen Donald and Karen Hester Barbara and James Hodder Linda Hogle Carol Holtsapple Frank Honts Thomas Hurst and Kleo Baruth Kritz Irene Ilgen Jennifer Jackson Ralph and Marie Jackson Susan Jannotta** Vince Jenkins and Stefanie Moritz Leann and Stan Johnson Lois Karn Paul and Margaret Kaufman Patricia Keepman Michelle and Chris Kelly Judith Klehr Colleen Klimpel Jeff Knupp Ed Kolner Nancy A. Kopp Jennifer Kraemer Carrie Kruse and Ellen Pryor David Kuenzi and Mary Wyman Michele and Donald Last Kathy Lederhouse John Leja and Kimberly Haupt-Leja Peter and Nancy Leonovicz Steve and Janet Lesgold Charles and Julie Lindsey


D O N O R S ( c o n t .) Yvan Llanes, on behalf of the Fifth Judicial District of Wisconsin* Kathryn and Jeffrey Lyne Brenda Lyttle* Jose Madera Roberta Mahony* Alan and Nancy Main Florencia Mallon and Steven Stern Edward Marion Anna and Langdon Martin* Nancy McCartan Breck and Lauren McHenry John and Linda Merrill Mary and Bernard Michaud Nancy Miles and Steve Schneider Karen Moeller and Tony Trout Allan and Karen Moore Teresa Mulrooney Lisa Munro Margaret Nelson Allan and Aileen Nettleton Jane and John Norman Mike and Jo-Ellen O’Donnell Jason Oliver Susan Paddock Paula and Russell Panczenko Deborah Bell Paseur* Laura Patterson Jordan Peterson Sandra R. Phillips Lisa and Chad Pierick Evan and Jane Pizer Tom Popp Nancy and Peter Priegel Nancy Ragland Arthur and Ursula Rathburn Fred and Sherry Reames Buck Rhyme and Anne Rodgers-Rhyme Eileen M. Roeder** Drs. David and Joy Rice Laurie Roman Jules Rosenthal Fred and Mary Ross Roger and Mary Rowin Julia Rymut Nancy Saitta* 20 Forward Theater Company

Francisco and Olga Scarano Kelly Schmidt* James Schneider David and JoAnn Schoengold Alisa Schroeder Edward and Marilyn Schten Gene and Joyce Schugart Clare Schulz Claire A. Shaffer Ron and Diana Shaw Daryl Sherman John Sheski Karen Sielaff Suzannah and Gary Sisler Kevin S. Smith* Roberta Sonzogni Gerry and Sonja Sorenson David and Cheryl Stedman Frank and Jennie Stein Sheryll Steinke Vicki and Gerald Stewart Fred and Beth Swanson Hillary Swisshelm Carol Tarr Carolyn C. Thomas Nancy Todd* Don Francisco Trujillo II* Astrid Vaccaro Marjorie Van Handel Will and Katie Vaughn Vanessa Velasco Sarah Jane and Michael Voichick Peter and Alice Waldron Patricia Watkins John and Nancy Webster Steve and Pat Wehrley Donna and Ray Weihofen Peter Weiler David Wells Paul White Eve Wilkie Raymond Williams* Stephan D. Willet* Bambi Wilson Josh and Kelly Wimmer The Wisconsin Clerks of Circuit Court Association* Curtis Wittwer

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The plays in Forward Theater’s 2011-2012 season offer portraits of fascinating people in moments of passion and promise, power and greed, love and betrayal. Join us as we uncover the stories behind these images, and begin to understand the characters captured in these frames.

The Farnsworth Invention November 3-20, 2011

Witness the fascinating struggle over one of the greatest inventions of all time: the television.

A Thousand Words JaNuary 19 - February 5, 2012

What is a picture worth? This play explores the question across time following the creation and discovery of a trove of Walker Evans photographs.

Love Stories april 12-29, 2012

Three one-act plays dedicated to love—stories of courtship, marriage, and the inevitable evolution of relationships over time.

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