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Richard Barletta & William Massolia Artistic Directors present

PORT By Simon Stephens Directed by Jonathan Berry Lighting Design: Lee Fiskness Costume Design: Melanie Berner Set Design: Joe Schermoly Sound Design: Christian Gero Stage Manager: Jon Ravenscroft Featuring: Cyd Blakewell, John Byrnes, Joey deBettencourt, Rob Fenton, Alex Knell, Caroline Neff, Ian Novak and Andrew Swanson The Griffin Theatre Company is a member of the League of Chicago Theatres, the Theatre Communications Group and is partially supported by grants from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, CityArts and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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CAST (in

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Racheal..........................................................................................................................Caroline Neff Billy.................................................................................................................. .Joey deBettencourt Christine, Anne......................................................................................................... Cyd Blakewell Ronald, Jake.......................................................................................................................Ian Novak Jonathan, Kevin........................................................................................................... John Byrnes Chris..................................................................................................................................Rob Fenton Danny...................................................................................................................Andrew Swanson Lucy......................................................................................................................................Alex Knell Understudies.............................................................................. Beau Forbes, Gabriel Franken, Alex Knell, Laura Lapidus PORT is performed with one ten minute intermission Time & Place: In and around Stockport, Greater Manchester between 1988 and 2002. Scene 1........................................................................................................................Autumn, 1988 Scene 2...........................................................................................................................WInter, 1990 Scene 3...........................................................................................................................Spring, 1992 Scene 4 . .................................................................................................................... Summer, 1994 Scene 5........................................................................................................................Autumn, 1996 Scene 6...........................................................................................................................Winter, 1999 Scene 7........................................................................................................................Summer 2002 Scene 8........................................................................................................................ Autumn 2002 A D D I T I O N A L P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Kyra Lewandowski.......................................................................................... Assistant Director Beau Forbes.................................................................................................. Fight Choreography Elise Kauzlaric........................................................................................................... Dialect Coach SPECIAL THANKS Jim and Jen from Northwestern University, and Lifeline Theatre Company.

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A N O T E F R O M T H E D I R E C TO R “Suppose, just suppose, nothing had ever happened. Suppose this was for the first time. It doesn’t hurt to suppose. Say none of the other had happened. You know what I mean? Then what? I said.” - Raymond Carver, Chef’s House “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”- Henry David Thoreau The problem, I suppose, with experience - both good and bad - is that it must necessarily become the fabric of who you are. It will always be a part of you, informing your outlook and the way you participate in the world. There’s no escaping where you’re from... Stockport, Stephens’ hometown, is located just outside of Manchester, a several hour drive from London. It is a thoroughfare, whose most recognizable architectural feature is a railway viaduct, built in 1840, to connect Manchester to Birmingham to London. It is the largest brick structure in the world, and its designed to take people through the town on the way to somewhere else. Stockport began as a textile manufacturing center, became the millinery capital of Europe, and is now trying to redefine itself once again. (Perhaps this is the connection, coming from outside of Detroit myself, I feel like I understand the pull on the conscious that comes from leaving behind a dying city...) Stephens is writing here about Thoreau’s “lives of quiet desperation” - the every day struggles, and regrets, and connections one makes just getting through this life - and how that experience defines us and shapes who we are - and how much harder it can be to know where you’re from, and to want something more. It’s an incredibly brave decision, to leave where you’re from and plunge into the unknown, and one that never comes easily or without regret. This play is for my sister. - Jonathan Berry C O M PA N Y B I O S CYD BLAKEWELL (Christine, Anne) loves the folks at Griffin and is thrilled to work with the super cool Jonathan Berry! No longer a “spring rose”, this is the first time she has ever played a mother...not to mention grandmother. She is a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf (‘05) and a founding member of SiNNERMAN Ensemble, where she has been fortunate to be a part of Too Much Memory, Ivanov, Sweet Confinement and Willy Rivers. Other Chicago companies include: Pavement Group, Theatre Seven of Chicago, The Side Project, Signal Ensemble, The Artistic Home & Lookingglass.

JOHN BYRNES (Jonathan, Kevin) is delighted to make his Griffin debut with Port. He is a proud member of The Hypocrites, with whom he has appeared in The Hairy Ape, Our Town, 4.48 Psychosis and many other plays since 2000. Other recent Chicago credits include Thieves Like Us (House Theatre), All My Sons (Timeline) and The Overwhelming (Next Theatre). In addition to regional theater work around the country, John has also been seen and heard in numerous television and radio spots. He holds a BFA from Boston University’s School For the Arts. Grffin Theatre 3


C O M PA N Y B I O S ( c o n t .) JOEY DEBETTENCOURT (Billy) has recently been on stage with Griffin Theatre in both Stage Door and with the touring production of Frindle, but he is extremely excited now to be in his first show as a Griffin company member. Joey was most recently on stage as Joe Brennan in Lovers at City Lit Theatre and before that in David Cromer’s Cherrywood at MaryArrchie Theatre. Joey is a graduate of Northwestern University. Thanks to the entire Griffin Theatre team for inviting me on board and thanks to the cast and crew for such a great experience! ROB FENTON (Chris) Rob Fenton is newish to Chicago and is excited to be making his second performance with Griffin Theatre Company. He received his B.F.A. training at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and moved to Chicago in 2009. His recent Chicago production credits include Too Much Memory Sinnerman Ensemble, Cherrywood Mary Archie Theatre Company, The Twins Would Like to Say, Dog and Pony Theatre Company, The Hostage, Griffin Theatre Company, and The History Boys, Timeline Theatre Company. He was very proud to be a member of the Dead End Kids in Richmond, VA which was the spark that ignited his passion. He would like to thank a very special dancing girl that keeps the wind in his sails and the sun on his face. ALEX KNELL (Lucy) is a new graduate of Northwestern University, Alex thanks Jonathan and the PORT team for this thrilling opportunity. Favorite credits include Hennie in 4 Grffin Theatre

Awake and Sing and Tinkerbell in Northwestern’s Peter Pan, as well as her Chicago debut as Mylo in Prologue Theatre Company’s Dream of a Common Language this past October. Alex studies at The Artistic Home and finds herself greatly indebted to the magnificent Gail Shapiro. All bright things to the Knells and Alberto for their tireless love and support. CAROLINE NEFF (Racheal) is an ensemble member with Steep theatre, where favorite past credits include A Brief History of Helen of Troy, Harper Regan, and In Arabia We’d All Be Kings, which garnered a Jeff award for Best Ensemble. She was most recently seen with the Griffin in Stage Door and Be More Chill. She has also had the pleasure of working with Mary-Arrchie, Strawdog, Infamous Commonwealth, and Jackalope Theatres. You can catch her this spring in the Midwest Premiere of The Metal Children at Next Theatre. Thanks to the Griffin for inviting her back. IAN NOVAK (Ronald, Jake) returns to Griffin Theatre where he as appeared in Letters Home, On the Shore of the Wild World and Time & the Conways. Other credits include performances at Raven Theatre (Hedda Gabler), Lifeline Theatre (Neverwhere), Oak Park Festival (Betrayal) Caffeine Theatre, Vitalist Theatre, Live Bait Theatre (Blind Tasting, Cheri), The Bailiwick, New American Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, Apple Tree (Shakespeare’s R&J), Goodman Theatre, two seasons at Stratford Festival of Canada, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and many readings with the good folks at the Chicago Shakespeare Project.


C O M PA N Y B I O S ( c o n t .) ANDREW SWANSON (Danny) Andrew is honored to be making his Griffin debut and proud to work with such a talented group of artists on this production. Andrew is a student at Columbia College Chicago’s Theatre program. He hopes to graduate within the next decade. Andrew is also happy to be the Resident Playwright and Head of Development for Jackalope Theatre Company. Chicago Acting credits include; The Death of Print, Jackalope Theatre, Effie, The Neapolitans & A Streetcar Named Desire, Writer’s Theatre. Chicago writing credits include; The Last Exodus of American Men, Sic Transit Mundi, The Death of Print, Moonshiner, An Eve at Mctavish’s, Flat Penny Blues & Under Construction (co-writer). He’d like to thank his cohorts and family for their immaculate support, and the often necessary teasing. JONATHAN BERRY (Director) is a Griffin Company artistic associate, where his recent productions include: Company, Picnic, Time and the Conways (Jeff nom – director/ensemble), Dead End, Be More Chill, the North American premiere of Simon Stephens On the Shore of the Wide World , Brendan Behan’s The Hostage and the critically acclaimed Journey’s End. Other work includes: A Separate Peace for Steppenwolfs SYA and Melinda Lopez’s Gary for First Look. Steep Theater: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Sun Times and Tribune Top 10 lists for ’06-’07) , and the mid-west premiere of The Hollow Lands, Remy Bumppo, The Marriage of Figaro, Lifeline Theater: The Piano Tuner (Afterdark award – Best Production) He pursued his MFA in directing from Northwestern University. He has

taught acting, directing, and viewpoints at Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Act One Studios and The School at Steppenwolf. Upcoming projects: Caucasian Chalk Circle for Theater Mir, Festen for Steep, and Trestle at Pope Lick Creek for Eclipse. LEE FISKNESS (Lighting Design) is thrilled to be working with Griffin Theatre for the first time. Recently he has designed the lighting for Peter Pan with Lookingglass, Liberace with Milwaukee Rep, Not Wanted on the Voyage, Peter Pan, Sweeney Todd, The Boys From Syracuse, Amadeus, The Consul, and Waa Mu 2010 at Northwestern University, It’s a Wonderful Life with American Blues Theatre, Souvenir with Northlight Theatre, End Days with Next Theatre, The Flowers with About Face Theatre, Soultime: At the Apollo with Milwaukee Rep. He has worked at The Santa Fe Opera as a Lighting Supervisor for 9 years. JOE SCHERMOLY (Set Design) studied at Northwestern University and recently returned to Chicago after two years in London, UK designing and building sets. London design credits include UK premieres of Suzan LoriParks’ In the Blood and Bekah Brunstetter’s You May Go Now. Chicago credits include The Constant Wife, How I Spent My Last Night on Earth (Griffin), Richard III (Strawdog) and Sweet Confinement (Sinnerman). Joe is glad to be back in Chicago and thanks Jon, the Griffin and the Port team for getting him back to work quickly. MELANIE BERNER (Costume Design) recently graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a B.F.A. concentrating in Costume Design. She is the Resident Designer for Jackalope Theater Co. and is glad to be working with Griffin Theater Co. She has done work for Theater and Film and finds her greatest pleasure in making things, all things big and small. She is a recipient of the Albert P. Weisman Grant and the Grffin Theatre 5


C O M PA N Y B I O S ( c o n t .) Michael Merritt Award for Collaboration. Chicago credits include previous Jackalope productions of The Last Exodus of American Men, Moonshiner, and Under Construction. CHRISTIAN GERO (Sound Design) holds a B.A. in Music Technology from Northwestern University. Previous Chicago Theatre credits include shows with Cock and Bull Theatre Company and Emerald City Theatre Company. When not designing sound for theatre, Gero is an Engineer and Production Manager for the Chicago-based live recording company, MunckMix. He has worked with The Allman Brothers Band, The Black Crowes, Ellis Marsalis, and many others. BEAU FORBES (Fight Choreography) Since becoming recognized as an actor-combatant in 2005 at ‘Johnny Appleseed’ in Mansfield, Ohio, Beau has been lucky enough to choreograph all across the United States. Recent credits in Chicago include Project 891’s Epic Proportions Hobo Junction’s ‘The Regulars and most recently, Fucking Men and Aida for Bailiwick Chicago. Beau has also been privileged enough to serve as assistant fight choreographer for The Lost Colony in Manteo, NC. Beau has fought with guns, knives, swords, and rolled up star maps, and is grateful to Jonathan Berry for giving him this wonderful opportunity and the chance to understudy this excellent production as well. ELISE KAUZLERIC (Dialect Coach) is very happy to be working with Griffin again. She coached dialects for The Constant Wife, directed by Paul Holmquist, and appeared on stage in Jonathan Berry’s production of On the Shore of the Wide World (NonEquity Jeff nomination for Supporting Actress). She is a member of the artistic ensemble of Lifeline Theatre where she has coached numerous productions including Busman’s Honeymoon, The 6 Grffin Theatre

Picture of Dorian Gray, The Mark of Zorro, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Piano Tuner, and The Killer Angels. Other dialect coaching projects include Frost/Nixon (Timeline); Mojo Mickybo (Seanachai); Aunt Dan and Lemon and Memory (Backstage Theatre Co.); Golda’s Balcony (Pegasus Players); The Ballad of the Sad Café, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and The Birthday Party (Signal Ensemble) and Angels in America, Equus and Henry V (the hypocrites). Recent directing credits include Wuthering Heights (Lifeline Theatre), Dancing at Lughnasa (Seanachai Theatre) and Mariette in Ecstasy (Lifeline Theatre, Non-Equity Jeff nomination – Director). As an actor, she has worked with The Goodman, Lifeline, City Lit, Circle Theatre, First Folio Shakespeare, and Apple Tree, among others. JON RAVENSCROFT (Stage Manager) is excited to be working with the Griffin for the second time. Other Chicago credits include work with Hypatia Theatre Company, Dog & Pony Theatre Co., Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Sweat Girls, Lifeline Theatre, Caffeine Theatre, Theatre 7 of Chicago, Strawdog Theatre Company, Steep Theatre and this year’s Fillet of Solo Festival at Lifeline and Live Bait Theater. Jon has a BFA in Theatre Arts and a double major in English from the Theatre School at DePaul University. William Massolia (Artistic Director) is a founding member of the Griffin Theatre Company. He is the author of over 30 plays and adaptations including, Be More Chill, Little Brother, Stardust, Loving Little Egypt, Shakespeare’s Dog, Ash Can Alley, and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. His play Letters Home recently completed a 17 city National Tour of North America and his children’s play, Frindle was presented in 22 US cities in the 2009/2010 season. Massolia is a 7-time Joseph Jefferson Award nominee for his work as a playwright. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Mr. Massolia is a past member of the League of Chicago


C O M PA N Y B I O S ( c o n t .) Theatres Board of Directors, a recipient of an IAC Playwriting Fellowship Award and currently sits on the theatre advisory panel for the Illinois Arts Council. Richard Barletta (Artistic Director) is a founding member of the Griffin Theatre Company. In his almost 30 years of theatre he’s directed over 125 productions, many of these with the Griffin. Some of his favorites include: Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, All The Way Home, Ah, Wilderness!, Shake Your Groove Thing, Shakespeare’s Dog, Ash Can Alley, Henry and the Second Gunman, A Night in Mantua, The

Whipping Boy, There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, Frindle, There’s a Girl in my Hammerlock and Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging, for which he received a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination for direction. Richard holds an MFA in Directing from the Goodman School of Drama and a BS in theatre from the University of Evansville. In addition he has directed productions at the Theatre School, DePaul University and Loyola University in Chicago. He received Joseph Jefferson Awards for both directing and ensemble with the Midwest premiere of Stags and Hens.

L O O K I N G F O R C O R P O R AT E S P O N S O R S H I P O P P O R U N I T I E S ? Next Season the Griffin Theatre Company’s National Touring Program will be seen by over 100,000 audience members nationwide. Griffin’s artistic properties can give sponsors broad and premium visibility, and brand exposure to thousands of people coast to coast. Corporate sponsorships and foundation gifts ensure that Griffin is able to maintain artistic excellence on stage, enhance education programs and continue our conversation with our community, contributing to the quality of life in the Chicago Area and nationwide. To find more about how to become a corporate sponsor call Bill Massolia at 773-769-2228, ext 3. GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY 2010/2011 Touring Schedule LETTERS HOME Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville, TN. October 5 – 12, 2010 Warsaw Performing Arts Center, Warsaw, IN. October 18 – 19, 2010 California State University-Northridge, Northridge, CA. October 22, 2010 Grand Theater, Wausau, WI October 25 – 26, 2010 Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines, IA. November 4 – 6, 2010 The Palace Theatre, Greensburg, PA. November 9 – 10, 2010 STINKY CHEESE MAN Cerritos Center for the Arts, Cerritos, CA. February 2 – 3, 2011 Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI. February 10 – 12, 2011 Grand Theater, Wausau, WI. March 14 – 15, 2011 FRINDLE Clowes Memorial Hall, Indianapolis, IN October 18 – 19, 2010 The Ritz Theater, Tiffin, OH October 20 – 21, 2010 Metropolis Center for the Performing Arts, Arlington Heights, IL February, 3 – 12, 2011 Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Westhampton, NY. March 31 – April 1, 2011 Capital Center, Concord, NH. April 3 – 4, 2011 Chris Brown Presents, Lowell, MA. April 5, 2011 SUNY-Purchase, Purchase, NY. April 6, 2011 Schwartz Center, Dover, DE. April 7 – 8 2011 Wilkins Theatre, Union, NJ. April 10 –11, 2011 Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI. April 13 – 14, 2011 Grffin Theatre 7


THE NEW GRIFFIN ARTS CENTER

THE NEXT STAGE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN An opportunity to own a permanent space is a timely catalyst in the continuing growth of any arts organization. To have a building that one can call home can create unprecedented institutional growth, give the organization a firm foundation in a community, help expand its audience, and allow for new program initiatives and infrastructure development. After twenty-two successful years of producing theatre in Chicago for both children and adults the Griffin Theatre Company has been presented with this exciting opportunity to create a neighborhood professional performing arts center in the Bowmanville neighborhood of Chicago. Five years ago the Griffin vacated its thirteen year home in Andersonville due to escalating rents. Alderman Patrick J. O’Connor of the 40th ward saw a need to keep the Griffin in the neighborhood and offered the Griffin a chance to purchase, renovate and create a theatrical complex in an abandon police station on the corner of Foster Avenue and Damen Avenue in the Edgewater neighborhood. The purchase price of building from the city of Chicago is an unprecedented amount—one dollar. The Griffin recognizes that this is a remarkable opportunity and a chance for the organization to create the unprecedented growth it needs to sustain itself for years to come. It is now critical for the Griffin to embark on a capital campaign. Renovating an old 1930’s police station poses some exciting challenges and opportunities for the Griffin Theatre. Celebrated theatre architect John Morris who designed both the Steppenwolf Theatre and the Lookingglass Theatre downtown at the pumping station is currently designing the venue. The complete project will be done in two phases. The first phase will begin in early 2011 and 8 Grffin Theatre


the renovation will include an 80 seat black box theatre. The second phase will create a 120 seat main-stage theatre. The theatre itself will have a fly system to utilize state of the art lighting and scenery designs. The stage floor will be a series of traps to allow for entrances and exits from below the stage. The design will be completely unique and architectural elements of the police station will be incorporated into the design of the theatre—the box office will be one of the stations old holding cells. The original office space and interrogation rooms of the police station will be converted in to the Griffin’s administrative offices and allow for classrooms and workshop space. The Griffin is dedicated to performing theatre for children and young people and in addition will create performing arts classes for children and partner with the nearby neighborhood schools to help integrate arts curriculum into the classroom. More importantly, the Griffin will be creating a neighborhood arts center where people of all backgrounds can gather to enjoy, participate, and experience the arts. Griffin’s finances and the future of this project lie in its ability to make this capital campaign successful. The funds it creates from its own resources through ticket sales, touring revenue, corporations and foundations and continued support from its friends through the annual fund and benefits will not be sufficient. That is why the Next Stage campaign is an exciting and tremendous opportunity and an important catalyst in the continuing growth and success of the Griffin Theatre Company. If you would like to find out more about how you can contribute or help be a part of the NEXT STAGE campaign, call 773-769-2228 ext. 2 or 3 or email bill.massolia@rcn.com. Grffin Theatre 9


A N N UA L F U N D The Griffin Theatre Company would like to gratefully acknowledge the contributions made by individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies throughout the year, which have enabled our arts organization to continue to produce quality arts programming for young and old. If you would like to find out more about supporting the Griffin Theatre Company please call 773-769-2228 or use the form attached. $10,000 and up Alphawood Foundation The Chicago Community Trust The California Community Foundation Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation I.A. O’Shaughnessey Foundation David & Elizabeth McFadzean $5,000 - $10,000 The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation The Illinois Arts Council The Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation Polk Bros. Foundation $2,500 - $4,999 The Sara Lee Foundation City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs $1,000 - $2,499 David Aitken Diane Aitken Richard Barletta Claire Conley FMC Foundation James Denton Jeff Graves Bill & Mary Lou Griffin Jordan Humberstone Illinois Switchboard Corporation Paul Klaeysen Teresa A. Kozlowski Helmut Mlakar Maureen Murnane 10 Grffin Theatre

Northside Federal Savings Square D Foundation Teresa Sullinger Weldy-Lamont Associates $500 - $999 AOL Time Warner Mr. & Mrs. Frank Barletta James Donnelley Timothy Fox Karen and David Larson Thomas & Barbara Leopold Mr. & Mrs. William Massolia Doris McGee The Playboy Foundation Sue & Tim Reardon Hugh Spencer Wellington Mortgage Corporation $250 - $499 Thomas & Linda Berk Duane Carter Tyrell Funkhouser William Massolia Vanguard Archives Inc. Mary Williams $100 - $249 Marge Adreani Alamo Shoes Paul & Kathy Boyd Chris Bruzzini Bill & Kathy Burnett Megan Byrne Café Boost Russell Carr Mary Carra DK’s Corporation Dan Cherry Richard Christiansen Carol Corski Carol Crisci Sandra deBettencourt Farraguts on Clark Michelle Fire Mr. & Mrs. David Flahive

Timothy R. Fox John W. Fritz CPA Kathy & David Gemperle Dean Giordano Mary Grover Bill & Mary Claire Hersh Suzanne Hoffman Beth & Bruce Holmquist Liz & Michael Howard Mark Hudson David W. Ives IBM Corporation Dixie P. Johnson Madeline Kahn Mari Louise Kailing Jane Kroner Dennis & Pat Lamont Bruce Leep Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Lundberg John & Kathryn Lutz Stephen Maclean K. F. Mazurek Joan Mazzonelli Michael McNamara Margaret Mell Walter S. & Arlene Mikol Thomas & Cecilia Murphy Pepsico Jerry Proffit Linda & Frank Runnfeldt Mark Schulte Bruce Siewerth Susan Solomon Terence Stevenson The Swedish Bakery Mark & Julie Weber Paul and Denise Wilkinson Don & Karen Zastawny Patricia Zastawny $1-$99 Jackie Aicher Janet Ahlgren Christopher Alvarado The Andersons Betty Barclay Deborah & Mark Berry


A N N UA L F U N D ( c o n t .) Anne Basye Susan Baum Archie & Vivian Benfield Kari Bellinaso Jane E. Betkus Michele Greco & Robert Blonski Jerry Blumenthal Boyle Design Michael & Ellen Brottman Verlee J. Buchholz Delano J. Busczynski Christina Calvit Monina Canete Russell & Catherine Cangelosi Donna & Michael Cavan Joan Centano Rae Ann Cerle The Christiansons Ian & Donna Cohen James Covello Mary Ann & Leonard Cowherd Marie E. Cristol Erica Danos & Joseph Schwartz Sydney Daniels Erica Danos Eddie Dekel-Tabak Jill DeVaney Alan Donahue Patricia Donegan Brendan Donnelly Mark Dougherty Natalie Dubs Chuck Elliott Herbert & Nancy Ferguson Sally Fermaint Roger & Delores Flaherty Lew Fox Fernanda Franchini Pat & Jack Frank Don & Sue Summerton Gamble Donald Gecewicz Michelle Geoga Richard Gertz Jinine Giese Margaret Givhan Mandel Goodkin Michael Goodkin Mark & Cynthia Greenwood

Martha & Ramon Greenwood Shonah Greer Karen Grost Caroline Guenette Kenneth Hager Barbara Hale Marion Hank Christine Haught Barbara Heathfield Lenore W. Hervey Carole Hilkin Annalee Letchinger & David Hoppe Ellen Horan Susan D. Imus Victoria Jackson Gregoire Klees-Johnson Kristin Johnson Leah Kaiser Mike Kaiser & Dale Royer Cheryl & Mark Kaplan Leonard Kaplan Madaline & Ted Kiedysz Samantha Kittle Jeffrey Koblish Jamie Kosinski Ruth Kurczewski Barbara Lanctot Robert Lanum Dolores & Bob Lathan Mary Lauren Karen Layer Sean Le Lori Lee Marvin & Ann Leiner Vincent Lengerich Loretta Lodestro Betty & Ara Mayian Maritime Canvas Mary Marnell Dr. Fredrick & Susan Mausolf Frank McCarthy Richard McGuire Timothy Michel Dorothy Milne Lori Mitchell John & Sandra Moore Mary Mullaney Lisa Murphy Frank Nagorka Annette & Steve Newby R.J. Niller Herbert Nipson

Dorothy J. Nygren Catherine O’Brien Patsy and David Oser Mack & Sara Overton Phil & Julie Ow Ronald Payne Janie Petkus Christopher Piatt Allen and Rita Pomerance Quaker Oats Foundation Carolyn & Bill Redding Bob and Katie Remer Sandra Remis Melissa & Jeff Riemer Jerry & Sue Ring Ed Ripp Elizabeth Roach Barbara Madej Roos Alan Saleski Heather Salisbury Udo Schaefer Heddi Schellbach R.E. Schingoethe Susan & Ian Schwartz Vladimir Seizovic Lynda Shadrake Kathleen L. Shannon Frank Sherman Carol Shrailberg Pam & John Simmons James B. Smith Meg Givhan & J. Sollberger Ms. Mary Ann Sorokie Donald Sprague Dr. Mrs. John Stankiewicz Seth Stein Andrea Sullivan Elisabeth Wilcox Szegho Jacqueline Thebaud Richard & Sally Thomas Kelly Webster Tracy & Tony Weisman Cary Weldy Diane Wesolokowski Marcia Whitney-Schenck Gail & Linda White Julie Whyte Ginger Williams Karen & Mike Williams Howard Witt Toby Wright Sayward Wyatt Jody Yohanna Jan Yusk Grffin Theatre 11


A B O U T T H E C O M PA N Y Our mission: The Griffin Theatre Company exists to create extraordinary and meaningful theatrical experiences for both children and adults by building bridges of understanding between generations that instill in its audience an appreciation of the performing arts. Through artistic collaboration the Griffin Theatre Company produces literary adaptations, original work and classic plays that challenge and inspire, with wit, style and compassion for the audience. The Griffin Theatre Company Artistic Directors - Richard Barletta and William Massolia

Board of Directors Claire Conley - Chairperson Richard Barletta Duane Carter Jeff Graves Paul Klaeysen Terry Kozlowski William Massolia Joan Mazzonelli David Aitken - Emeritus Diane Aitken - Emeritus

Advisory Board Lynn Auerbach Bill Burnett Peggy Gormley Mitch Kohn Liz Livingston Tom Leopold Rick Levine John David Lutz Kevin MacKinnon Virginia Madsen David McFadzean Helmut Mlakar Denise Stewart Harriet Wasserman

Artists In Residence Jonathan Berry Joey deBettencourt Vanessa Greenway Paul S. Holmquist Kevin Kingston Dylan Lower Bill Morey Karyn Morris Edward Paul Ian Novak Robin Witt

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