‡ WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY LAURA EASON♦
ADAPTED FROM THE NOVEL BY EDITH WHARTON
Rachel E. Kraft
Philip R. Smith♦
Producing Artistic Director
Artistic Director of New Work
Daniel Ostling♦, USA
Mara Blumenfeld♦, USA
Christine Binder♦, USA
Sean K. Walters
Dennis J. Conners*
Scenic Designer Sound Designer
Costume Designer Composer
Production Stage Manager
Mattie Silver.......................................Louise Lamson♦* Harmon Brand and Others......................Erik Lochtefeld* Ethan Frome........................................Philip R. Smith♦* Zenobia Frome...........................................Lisa Tejero♦* Henry Morton........................................Andrew White♦* UNDERSTUDIES
Katy Boza, Jim Farrugio, Saren Nofs Snyder *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers ♦Lookingglass Theatre Company Ensemble Member, Artistic Associate or Production Affiliate
Opening Night Sponsor Additional support provided by the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation
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PRODUCTION STAFF Assistant Director..............................................................................................Susan Bowen Production Coordinator......................................................................................Harriet Sogin Assistant Stage Manager................................................................................Tess Lauchaire* Assistant Technical Director.............................................................................Joshua Lansing Assistant Lighting Designer..............................................................................Alec Bernstein Assistant Costume Designer...........................................................................Joanna Melville Assistant Properties Designer...........................................................................Maria DeFabo Projection Designer.............................................................................................. Tom Huston Dramaturg............................................................................................................Marti Lyons Master Carpenter.................................................................................................John Russell Carpenters....................................................John Van Arsdale, Jason Feriend, Louisa J. Hallas, Isaac Schoepp, Stephanie Towner Scenic Charge........................................................................................Melissa Rutherfoord Assistant Scenic Charge........................................................................................Zoe Shiffrin Master Electrician..........................................................................................Jabin Chartrand Assistant Master Electrician................................................................................Matt Gawryk Electricians.............................................................Alec Bernstein, Jeff Glass, Sarah Gilmore, Sarah Lackner, Sarah Mikrut, Erik Parsons, Liga Rostoks, Jacob Snodgrass, Karen Thompson, Mike Warden, Christopher Wilham, Viv Woodland Wardrobe Supervisor.....................................................................................David Galbreath Sound Engineer..................................................................................................Chris LaPorte Deck Crew...............................................................................John Van Arsdale, Kristin DeTois Wardrobe Assistant............................................................................................Jaime LePore Casting.......................................................................Philip R. Smith♦* with Raymond Fox♦* Assistant to the Director............................................................................K. Hannah Friedman Stage Management Intern.............................................................................Mary Hungerford Electrics Intern...............................................................................................Jennifer K. Olson *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union for professional actors and stage managers ♦Lookingglass Theatre Company Ensemble Member, Artistic Associate or Production Affiliate
Celebrating 30 Years
IN CONVERSATION with Laura Eason Interview by Literary Manager MARTI LYONS
What sparked your interest in dramatizing Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome?
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I fell in love with the story, which is the most important thing. Beyond that, I read a lot of books searching for projects. When I begin to visualize the story in a theatrical context while reading, I know there’s potential. While reading Ethan Frome, I began to see it as a play in my mind so clearly and I imagined the cast exactly as it will be in our production. I had already started writing the play in my head before I finished the novel. As both adapter and director of Ethan Frome, how do you choose which parts of Wharton’s novel to include and exclude in this production? As with any adaptation, I generally choose a big, gathering idea to which the material clings or falls away. With this source text, which is quite short for a novel, I was able to retain more than I usually can from larger works. The story structure in the book wasn’t good for a play, however, so I came up with a different structure and the events are told in a different order than in the book. Beyond the guiding idea and the new structure, we did several workshops and got the play up on its feet to see what played and what still felt too literary. Some of those sections got reworked – a little less Wharton, a little more me – to make them more theatrical. We also discovered a section that needed to be filled in for character development and since it’s not in the novel, that section is composed
Ensemble Member Philip R. Smith with the cast of Laura Eason’s adapation of Around the World in 80 Day s Photo by Sean Williams
of my original writing. People often think adaptation is just editing, but there is often much invention involved in the transition from page to stage. Generally, the process starts being rather faithful to the novel and gives way to the piece becoming its own thing.
Ethan Frome is set at the turn of the 20th century. Are there parallels between that time period and life today? This is a story of a marriage gone sour, a husband’s forbidden, impossible love for a woman who is not his wife and a young woman’s yearning for a man she cannot have. It is about passion, lost opportunities, and desires unfulfilled. The book was written 100 years ago but the human struggles explored in it are timeless. You chose to include the narrator from Wharton’s story in your adaptation. What significance does this character lend to the play?
The story is told in first person by a character (I name him Henry Morton although he is unnamed in the novel) who is a visitor to the town and, therefore, an outsider. Henry sees Ethan at the post office and wonders what happened to leave him so twisted and haunted. Typically, a narrator is objective and remains outside the action of the story, but Henry, as in the novel, is a very active storyteller. He actually makes up quite a bit of Ethan’s story, imagining the details and filling in the blanks from the bits of information he has gathered from people in town. I think this is important because Henry’s act of telling Ethan’s story becomes an act of compassion. Instead of turning away or ridiculing Ethan, Henry imagines a deeply sympathetic story for him. I find that this act of empathy is at the heart of the story and a very moving and important take-away. Humanity would be better off if we were all able to look at others with as much sympathy, generosity and empathy as Henry Morton looks at Ethan Frome.
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Humanity would be better off if we were all able to look at others with as much sympathy, generosity and empathy as Henry Morton looks at Ethan Frome.
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ABOUT LOOKINGGLASS Inventive. Collaborative. Transformative. Lookingglass is home to a multi-disciplined collective of artists who create original, story-centered theatre through a physical and improvisational rehearsal process centered on ensemble. Lookingglass has staged 55 world premieres and garnered numerous awards in its mission to change, charge and empower audiences and artists alike. Lookingglass Education and Community programs encourage creativity, teamwork and confidence with thousands of students and community members each year. The Lookingglass Theatre in Chicagoâ€™s landmark Water Tower Water Works opened in June 2003. Ensemble
Eva Barr Mara Blumenfeld J. Nicole Brooks David Catlin Thomas J. Cox Lawrence E. DiStasi
Christine Mary Dunford Laura Eason Raymond Fox Joy Gregory Doug Hara David Kersnar
John Musial Dan Ostling David Schwimmer Joey Slotnick Philip R. Smith Heidi Stillman
Tracy Walsh Andrew White Temple Williams Mary Zimmerman
Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi Tony Hernandez Lauren Hirte Joshua Horvath
Eric Huffman Louise Lamson Andre Pluess Rick Sims
Alison Siple Lisa Tejero Troy West
Sage Reed Nick Rupard Scott Silberstein
Ben Spicer Jonathan Templeton
Chris Binder Kevin Douglas Anthony Fleming III Sara Gmitter Production Affiliates
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PROFILES LOUISE LAMSON (Mattie Silver/ Artistic Associate) most recently appeared at Lookingglass in The Arabian NIghts. Other lookingglass credits include The Idiot, Metamorphoses, Hard Times, The Secret in the Wings, Manuscript Found in Saragossa, The Wooden Breeks, Icarus (at the Getty Villa, L.A.), The Brothers Karamazov, and Our Town. Some Chicago credits include About Face Theatre’s Bash (After Dark Award and Jeff nomination), The Odyssey (Goodman), and The Adventures of Herculina (Next Theatre). New York credits include Metamorphoses (Second Stage and Broadway) and The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci (Second Stage). Louise is a graduate of Northwestern University. ERIK LOCHTEFELD (Harmon Brand and Others) last appeared on the Lookingglass stage as an understudy for Doc Gibbs in Our Town. Other Lookingglass appearances include Metamorphoses and The Eleven Rooms of Proust. Recent Chicago credits include Maximilian in Mary Zimmerman’s production of Candide at the Goodman as well as work with About Face, The Court and Chicago Shakespeare. New York credits include Metamorphoses on and off-Broadway, The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci at Second Stage, But I’m a Cheerleader at NYMF, and Powerhouse at the NY Fringe Festival. Regional credits include work with The Shakespeare Theatre, Hartford Stage, The Intiman, Huntington Theatre, Baltimore Centerstage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, The McCarter, Cal Shakes, Two River Theatre, Yale Rep, Mark Taper Forum and Williamstown. Television credits include All My Children, Third Watch and Law & Order. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and is married to ensemble member Laura Eason.
PHILIP R. SMITH (Ethan Frome/ Producing Artistic Director/ Ensemble Member) most recently appeared as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird at Steppenwolf. WIth Lookingglass, recent credits include Will in Trust, Phileas Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days, Ivan in The Brothers Karamazov, Tinker Bosch in The Wooden Breeks and Creon in Hillbilly Antigone. Other recent credits include Rev. Parris in The Crucible at Steppenwolf and Fogg in Around the World in 80 Days at Baltimore’s Centerstage. Other regional credits include work at the McCarter Theatre, Seattle Rep, the Arden Theatre, BAM (NYC), and The Actors Gang (LA). Further Lookingglass credits include Metamorphoses, The Idiot, The Vanishing Twin, and Up Against It. TV and film credits include Friends, Chicago Hope, Early Edition, Kissing a Fool, Since You’ve Been Gone, High Fidelity, Prison Break, The Express and The Dilemma. As Producing Artistic Director, oversight includes Lookingglass casting and serving as the primary artistic liaison to the Marketing and Production departments. LISA TEJERO (Zenobia Frome/ Artistic Associate) most recently was in A Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theatre. She is happy to be back on the Lookingglass boards which she last tread as Enone in last season’s Fedra, and before that as Queen Hera in Argonautika. Other Lookingglass shows include The Old Curiosity Shop, 1984, S/M and Metamorphses, in which she had the honor to be in its Broadway run. Locally she has recently appeared in Ghostwritten at the Goodman and Kafka on the Shore at Steppenwolf. She has also worked with Victory Gardens, Court, Northlight and regionally at Berkeley, Kansas City, Seattle, Los Angeles, Boston, Milwaukee, DC, Cincinatti, Princeton, and St. Louis (from where she originally hails).
PROFILES (CONTINUED) ANDREW WHITE (Henry Morton/ Artistic Director/ Ensemble Member) has appeared in more than thirty Lookingglass productions, most recently The Arabian Nights. He has taught in various Lookingglass Education and Community programs and residencies, and recently co-founded a new company, Mosaic Experience, which uses an artsbased approach to dialogue about diversity. He is currently writing a new play about the Eastland disaster of 1915. His family in Evanston includes one wife, Shari, and two children, Julia and Asher. LAURA EASON (Director/Adapter/ Ensemble Member) is a long-time ensemble member of Lookingglass where she has served as a writer, director, actor, and, for six years, artistic director. Previous productions at Lookingglass as a writer, co-writer, and/or director include Around the World in 80 Days, In the Eye of the Beholder, 28, They All Fall Down, The Old Curiosity Shop, and Fedra, among others. Current/upcoming productions as a playwright include Sex with Strangers (Steppenwolf, currently running through 5/15/11), The Undeniable Sound of Right Now at Rising Phoenix Repertory, NYC and Mr. Smitten (Humana Festival). Other produced plays include When the Messenger is Hot (Steppenwolf; 59E59, NYC; Theatre Schmeater, Seattle), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Hartford Stage, Peoples Light, PA), Huck Finn and A Tale of Two Cities, (Steppenwolf), Rewind (Side Project, Chicago), Area of Rescue (Andhow Theatre, NYC), and The Coast of Chicago (Walkabout, Chicago) among others. Her plays have also been produced by Baltimore Centerstage; Kansas City Rep; Touchstone Theatre, PA; Women’s Project, NYC; American Theatre Company, Chicago; W.E.T., NYC; Theatre Seven, Chicago; City Theatre, Miami, Vital Theatre, NYC, among others. Her work is published by Smith and Kraus, Playscripts, and Broadway Play Publishing. In New York, she is an Affiliated Artist of New Georges and an alumna of the Women’s Project Lab. Laura is a graduate of the Performance Studies Department of Northwestern University and has received two Joseph Jefferson Awards for new work and adaptation. Originally from Chicago, she lives in Brooklyn, NY. More information is available at her website: www. lauraeason.com.
DANIEL OSTLING (Scenic Designer/ Ensemble Member) LOOKINGGLASS: over 18 productions including The Brothers Karamazov, Trust, Argonautika, Metamorphoses, The Arabian Nights (2009/1997), Hard Times, Race, The Idiot. RECENT: How and the Why (McCarter), Candide (DC Shakespeare/Goodman), Becky Shaw (Southcoast Rep), Death of a Salesman (Dallas Theater Center), Tom Sawyer (Hartford), Clybourne Park (Playwrights Horizon/NYC). OPERA: Lucia Di Lammermoor and Sonnambula (Metropolitan Opera/ NYC), Merry Widow (Lyric Opera/Chicago), Galileo Galilei (Goodman, BAM/NYC, Barbican/ London). REGIONAL: BAM, NY Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, Lincoln Center, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, A.C.T. (SF), Shakespeare Theater (D.C.), Long Wharf, La Jolla Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, and Portland Center Stage among others. INTERNATIONALLY: London and Melbourne, Australia. Associate Professor, Northwestern University - Chicago. http://web.me.com/ danielostling MARA BLUMENFELD (Costume Designer/ Ensemble Member) has designed costumes for over twenty-five Lookingglass productions, including most recently Trust, The Arabian Nights (Jeff Award), and Around the World in 80 Days. Elsewhere in Chicago, she has designed numerous productions for the Goodman, Steppenwolf, Court, and Chicago Shakespeare. Current and upcoming productions include As You Like It for Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Camelot for Stratford Shakespeare Festival, and The Last Act of Lilka Kadison for Lookingglass. CHRISTINE BINDER (Lighting Designer/ Artistic Associate) Previous shows for Lookingglass include Trust, The Brothers Karamazov, Fedra, Sita Ram, Hillbilly Antigone, Lookingglass Alice, 1984, Race, The Idiot, and George. Chris has designed for Steppenwolf Theatre Company, About Face Theatre, The Court Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Northlight Theatre, Madison Repertory, Redmoon Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Syracuse Stage, The Alliance, and Hartford Stage. She has designed operas for Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Pittsburg Opera, NY City Opera, Opera Pacific, Houston Grand Opera, and San Diego Opera. Upcoming productions include The Mikado directed by Gary Griffin produced by the Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Traviata at Madison Opera, Lohengrin and The Masked Ball with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and The Dialogues of the Carmelites in Vienna, Austria and Ljubinko, Slovenia. Chris is a Jeff-nominated designer and the Head of Lighting at DePaul University.
PROFILES (CONTINUED) RICK SIMS (Sound Designer/Artistic Associate) is an associate designer with Aria Music Designs as well as an Artistic Associate with Lookingglass. Sound Design and Composer credits: Trust, Icarus, The Brothers Karamazov, The Wooden Breeks and The Shaggs (Jeff Nomination) at Lookingglass; Picnic at Writers Theatre; Gary at Boston Playwrights/Steppenwolf, Huck Finn, First Look 2010 and A Separate Peace at Steppenwolf; Colored Museum (BTAA nomination), Sanctified, St James Infirmary, Talented Tenth (BTAA nomination), Nativity 2010 at Congo Square; Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch at Lifleline; True West/Top Dog Underdog rep and Welcome To Arroyo’s at American Theatre Company; Caroline or Change at Court Theatre; The Attempters and The Magnificents at House Theatre; and Icarus at the Getty in L.A. Rick wrote the book, music and lyrics for Lookingglass’ Hillbilly Antigone. He also composed music for Up Against It, The Vanishing Twin, Her Name Was Danger and West for Lookingglass. KEVIN O’DONNELL (Composer) Lookingglass credits: Fedra: Queen of Haiti, Nelson Algren (2008, percussionist), Around the World in 80 Days (Jeff Nomination), Black Diamond (Jeff Nomination), Hephaestus (2005, 2008, 2010 Jeff Award). Other Chicago credits: Steppenwolf, ATC, Chicago Shakespeare, Next, Northlight, The Hypocrites, and The House Theatre (company member). Outside of Chicago his work has been heard at 59E59, St Anne’s Warehouse, The Cherry Lane Theatre, and DTW (New York), The Stages Rep (Houston), A.C.T. (San Francisco), The Kasas City Rep, and CenterStage (Baltimore). Awards: 15 Jeff Award Nominations (6 Awards); 2 After Dark Awards (for Outstanding Season). WILLIAM ANDERSON (Props Designer) is happy to be back at Lookingglass. He works in Chicago as a set designer, prop designer and furniture carpenter. Past work includes Peter Pan, Trust (Lookingglass), Dead Letter Office (Dog and Pony), Obscura, Love of a Nightingale, Mouse in a Jar (Red Tape), Graceland (Profiles Theatre). Other companies include Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The House, The Court, and Florence International Theatre Company. DENNIS J. CONNERS (Production Stage Manager) is both happy and proud to continue his career with Lookingglass. Past Lookingglass shows include Peter Pan, Lookingglass Alice (NYC, Atlanta, & Chicago), Fedra, The Arabian Nights and Clay which he originally produced and stage managed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Northwestern University and has since stage managed at the Kirk Douglas (LA), Kansas City Rep (KC), and Lincoln Center Theater
(NYC). This past fall Dennis also served as Adjunct Lecturer in Stage Management at his alma mater, Northwestern University. TESS LAUCHAIRE (Assistant Stage Manager) has been loving her time at Lookingglass. She has most recently assistant stage managed Peter Pan and Lookingglass Alice, as well as serving as run crew for a number of shows here. She has also worked at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Raven, the Goodman, Steppenwolf, and the side project. RACHEL E. KRAFT (Executive Director) is in her sixth season as the Executive Director of the Lookingglass Theatre Company. Her over 20 years of experience in arts management include 12 years as director of development at the Goodman Theatre, in addition to key roles with the Arts and Business Council, Northlight Theatre and the Chicago Dance Coalition. Rachel is a charter board member of the documentary film organization the Kindling Group, a trustee of the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Chicago, and serves on the Alumnae Council of the Chicago Foundation for Women. She is a board member of both the League of Chicago Theatres and Theatre Communications Group, the local and national service organizations for theater. HEIDI STILLMAN (Artistic Director of New Work/Ensemble Member) Most recently at Lookingglass, Heidi co-directed Trust with David Schwimmer and co-wrote/directed Hephaestus with Tony Hernandez at the Goodman. Other Lookingglass writing/directing credits include The Brothers Karamazov, Hard Times (5 Jeff awards, also traveled to The Arden in Philedelphia), and The Master and Margarita (with David Catlin). Directing credits at Lookingglass include The Wooden Breeks (by Glen Berger), and Hillbilly Antigone (Book and Music by Rick Sims). She also recently staged Laura Eason’s Around the World in 80 Days at Kansas City Rep. Other Lookingglass adaptation credits include The Old Curiosity Shop co-written with Ray Fox and Laura Eason (Jeff award), and The Baron in the Trees with Larry DiStasi. She was last seen on stage in The Arabian Nights. Heidi was recently awarded the 2010 Raven Award for Excellence in Arts and Entertainment for The Brothers Karamazov. She lives in Chicago with her husband Rick and their eight-year olds Sadie and Jude. SPECIAL THANKS Carol V. Allen, Ph.D., Nicole Boston, Peggy Boyd, Brian Coogan, Rosalie Harris, Robin Jones, Rosemary Erickson Johnson, Maura Junius, Kathy Mitchell
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ENSEMBLE UPDATE EVA BARR has taken to the hills on her one-horse open sleigh. Mr. Frome, eat my frost. For summer arts and agriculture action on her Minnesota farm, see www.flourishsummercamp.org. J. NICOLE BROOKS is working hard at her TCG Fox Fellowship and acting career. She is also developing projects for gglassworks and saving the world one keystroke at a time. www.doctaslick. blogspot.com DAVID CATLIN appeared this fall in Tartuffe at Northwestern University directed by Sean Graney. This winter, he is directing The Monster Under the Bed for Playworks. This spring he will direct James and the Giant Peach with the Lookingglass Young Ensemble. David teaches acting at Northwestern.
DOUG HARA was seen this winter on the east coast in The Three Penny Opera at the Arden Theatre, and Charlotte’s Web at Two River Theater. DAVID KERSNAR is currently directing Physical Theatre at Roosevelt University, The Phantom Tollbooth for Lookingglass Young Ensemble and will direct The Last Act of Lilka Kadison for Lookingglass opening this June. JOHN MUSIAL recently designed scenery for About Face’s Float. Musial is a designer/project manager with Mark Miller Architects. DAVID SCHWIMMER co-directed and co-wrote Trust at Lookingglass this past spring. The feature film version, which he directed, opens April 1st.
THOMAS J. COX recently appeared in Peter Pan at Lookingglass, is currently appearing in Orlando at the Court Theatre, and will appear in The Outgoing Tide with John Mahoney and Rondi Reed at Northlight in the spring.
JOEY SLOTNICK can be seen in HBO’s upcoming Too Big To Fail and is currently working on The Atlantic Theatre Company’s world premiere adaptation of The New York Idea at the Lucille Lortell Theatre in New York City.
LAWRENCE E. DiSTASI is currently practicing handstands or working at The Actors Gymnasium Circus and Performing Arts School, where he is Co-Artistic Director. He last appeared on-stage at Lookingglass in Icarus.
TRACY WALSH is working in an elementary school and teaches yoga to pregnant women and children with special needs. She also runs an after school drama program at the same school.
CHRISTINE MARY DUNFORD played Gail and Aunt Nicole last spring in Trust, and enjoyed working on the Trust Community Engagement Activities. She is developing The Memory Ensemble, a Lookingglass-Northwestern (CNADC) program that uses improvisation to improve quality of life for people experiencing memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. RAYMOND FOX recently appeared in Peter Pan at Lookingglass. JOY GREGORY’s play, previously produced with Lookingglass, The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World will live again this spring at Playwrights Horizons in New York City. She is psyched.
TEMPLE WILLIAMS is Executive Vice President and General Manager of 51 Minds, a television production company. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Cyndi Finkle and their daughter Sullivan Clare Williams. MARY ZIMMERMAN’s new adaptation of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide played at the Goodman Theatre this fall. Also this year: The Arabian Nights at Berkeley Repertory and The Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., and revivals of Lucia di Lammermoor and Armida at the Metropolitan Opera in NYC. For MARA BLUMENFELD, LAURA EASON, DAN OSTLING, PHILIP R. SMITH, HEIDI STILLMAN and ANDREW WHITE see the PROFILES section.
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Leading Benefactors ($50,000-$99,999) Alphawood Foundation The Hearst Foundations John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Northern Trust The Polk Bros. Foundation Righteous Persons Foundation Sara Lee Foundation Target
Distinguished Benefactors ($10,000-$14,999) Baxter International Inc. The Boeing Company Charitable Trust Goldman, Sachs and Co. Harris Bank Podmajersky, Inc. STS Foundation Producing Benefactors ($5,000-$9,999) Bessemer Trust Bill Bass Foundation Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Chicago Foundation for Women The Ruth Davee Foundation Dr. Scholl Foundation HSBC Illinois Arts Council, a state agency John R. Halligan Charitable Fund Jones Lang LaSalle
James S. Kemper Foundation The Siragusa Foundation Directing Benefactors ($2,500-$4,999) Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs: CityArts Program 4 Grant Evian TCG: Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship Wrightwood Neighbors Association Participating Benefactors ($1,000-$2,499) Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP The Donald W. Collier Charitable Trust II Irving Harris Foundation Duk Young Foundation The Rhoades Foundation
Individual Supporters $100,000 and up Anonymous $50,000 to $99,999 Lisa and Howard Green David L. Schwimmer $25,000 to $49,999 Melinda McMullen Nancy and Michael Timmers $10,000 to $24,999 Elizabeth and Jim Benoit Leigh and Henry Bienen Joe and Shannon Brady Douglas Brown Jake and Paige Canepari Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly Penny and Jay Feuerstein Charlie and Stephanie Frankel Lee and Sandy Golub Paul and Dedrea Gray Elaine and Larry Hodgson Drs. Elena and Perry Kamel Jane Quinn and Jeffrey McCarthy
Alex Miller Matthew and Beth Smith Dr. Annabelle Volgman and Keith Volgman $5,000 to $9,999 Mary Jo and Doug Basler Deborah Bricker Richard and Marilyn Bromley Richard Ditton Al DeVaney Edward and Dee Dee Filer Lisa and Howard Green In Honor of David Catlin Jon and Allie Harris Bruce and Vicki Heyman Alex and Michael Jacobson Todd and Barbara Leland In Honor of David Catlin Rocque and Anne Lipford Timothy and Jane Malishenko Lew and Susan Manilow John McGowan Melinda McMullen In Honor of Richard Ditton Jill and Jonathan Meier Rickie and Alexander Miller
Anne Pramaggiore Joan and Paul Rubschlager Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan In Honor of Leigh Bienen Jeffrey and Michelle Steigelman James D. Stern Daniel and Nyro Stranahan Judd and Frieda Weinberg
Jordan and Jean Nerenberg Family Foundation James Oates and Adam Grymkowski Kenneth and Tracey Stephens Daniel and Julianne Voelker Lorrayne and Steve Weiss Char Whitaker
$2,500 to $4,999 William and Sharon Baker Michael and Kim Beatrice Joyce Chelberg Samuel and Vicki Dudley Lisa and Geoffrey Dybas Julie and Robert Foley Richard and Mary Gray Blair Finberg Hoffman Adam Ith and Caroline Perry In Honor of Phil and Louise Smith Lewis and Monica Kornberg Rachel E. Kraft Larry and Karen McCracken Kenneth and Anne Miller
$1,500 to $2,499 Ariel Investments, LLC Laura Bossert Lester Coney Patricia Cox Donald and Cathy Dabisch Scott Hodes and Maria Bechily Brian F. Lozell and Paul M. Lisnek† Deirdre McBreen Paul Ordynski Steven and Cheryl Panko Deborah and Stephen Quazzo Diana and Bruce Rauner Stuart and Leslie Shulruff
†This donor is ensuring Lookingglass’ future with a generous bequest.
DONORS (CONTINUED) Preston and Irena Simons Nikki Will Stein and Fred Stein John and Stephanie Tipton Laura and Michael Werner David E. Van Zandt and Lisa A. Huestis $1,000 to $1,499 Liz Barrett Warren L. Batts Edward Bergmark and Celia Leventhal Larry and Susanne Broutman Joseph Burns Andrew and Felicia Chun Kay Collier Jeffrey Roberts and Jennifer Costanzo Paul Dykstra and Spark Cremin Thomas and Mary Jane Dee Margaret Simpson and Mary Ellen Diaz Dr. J. Anthony Dillon Terri and Stephen Geifman Carol Genis Robert and Maggie Gerth Paul and Dedrea Gray In Honor of David Catlin Mary Winton Green Bob and Connie Hickey Melinda Kleehammer In Honor of Jill Meier Robert M.and Diane V.S. Levy John Mahoney Alice and Gregory Melchor Douglas and Denise Nash Lanny Passaro Raiselle and Kenneth Resnick George and Kathleen Rummel Jon and Jane Stillman Scott Turow William and Kathy Streff Diane and Chris Whatton In Honor of David Catlin Leslie and Robert Zentner $500 to $999 Doug Aburano Allied Integrated Marketing Anonymous Brian and Lorraine Arbetter In Honor of Janet Kaplan Ernie A. Arias Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Barry Bmw Central Mini Co-Op Catherine Borowski Gregg and Francine Byers Professor William Calder Connie Calbeck In Honor of Elena and Perry Kamel Frank and Michelle Clark Billy and Katherine Dec Richard and Inese Driehaus
Jennie and John Fogarty Timothy and Janet Fox Gerald Freedman Raymond Frick Dana Gapinski Bryan Gutry ING Direct CafĂŠ Chicago Tim and Monica Jaster Rachel E. Kraft In Honor of David Catlin Phil Leung Nona and John Long Ravi Lumpkin In Honor of David Catlin Michael Maloney Alex and Patrick Marren Drs. Annete and John Martini Jacquelyn Mattfeld Marianne and Tom McClure Donald McNeeley John McGowan In Honor of David Catlin Courtney Mentzer and Charles Petit Pamela G. Meyer Morris and Helen Messing Foundation Barbara and Daniel O`Keefe Out of the Box Foundation Foundation Heather and Craig Pines PopChips Erica Mann Ramis and Harold Ramis Bill Savage Scott Silberstein Langhorne and Marilyn Smith In Honor of David Catlin Darren and Anne Snyder Katharine V. and Edmund Q. Sylvester III Fund At The Chicago Community Trust Donald and Sylvia White $250 to $499 Heidi and Thomas Babbo Donna Baiocchi Scott Barnett Charles Battoe Dorian and Deborah Bezanis David and Luann Blowers Jean Pierre and Michel Boustany Cynthia Brown and Peter Colovos Greg Cameron and Greg Thompson Tim Christopher and Olivia Lopez Katy Clarke Ann Cummins Billy Dexter Chris Driscoll Dr. Steven B. Edelstein Patty Eylar In Honor of David Catlin
Douglas and Katherine Frey Myra Gammon Lisa Gardner In Honor of Katy Clarke Ryan Golding Sharran Greenberg Alice Greenhouse Joy Gregory Brenda Grusecki Joel and Janet Guillory Carol and Sol Gutstein Steven and Lenore Harris Mary J. Hayes Allan and Carolyn Horwich Jim and Mary Houston Lesley Hyatt Scott Johnson and Gary Metzner Jasond Jones Drs. Elena and Perry Kamel In Honor of David Catlin Charles Katzenmeyer In Honor of Phil Smith Jeff and Karen Ketchen Rosemary Krimbel and John Garton Catherine and Douglas Knuth Simon and Lydia Lambert Cindy and Jim Lamson Philip Smith and Louise Lamson Martha Lavey In Honor of David Catlin Carole and Achim Lenders Dr. Mark and Cynthia Levin Joan and Murray Levin Ramsey and Janet Lewis Don and Myrna Lord Anat and Amos Madanes Carlo and Genevieve Maggio In Memory of Michael Maggio Jason Miller Fraser and Ellen Perkins Claire and Gordon Prussian Chris Renn Harry Rosenberg Jennifer Ross Brian Saber In Honor of Rachel Kraft Susan Schaalman Youdovin and Charlie Shulkin Lizzy and Josh Scheinfeld Carol and Dean Schroeder Renee and Michael Sichlau David and Jean Sogin Kent Swanson Oscar S. Tatosian Elaine Taylor Laura and Terrence Truax Dr. Sabrina Tsao Anne Van Wart Dr. Annabelle Volgman and Keith Volgman In Honor of David Catlin Andy White Arnold and Judith Widen In Honor of David Catlin Nikki Will and Fred Stein In
Honor of David Catlin Mary Beth Williams Dennis and Linda Wilt Susan Wolz Mickey Zawa Barbara Zibell $100 to $249 Anonymous Christiana and Oluwatope Adesanya Alan Gordon Rottman Family Donna Albertson Zach Anderson Brian and Lorraine Arbetter The Arkebauer Family Merle Arnold Hilton Austin Allan and Jan Baldwin Patricia Bangert Melissa and Ted Barber Elizabeth Barrett In Honor of David Catlin John Bartels Jonathon Ben-Hamon Mary Hynes-Berry and Gordon Berry Arta and Adrian Beverly Jerry and Kathy Biederman Jennifer Bienemann In Honor of David Catlin Mary Anne and Joe Bigane John R. and Barbara Blair Donna Bogdanskii Jean Pierre Boustany The Robert Britz Family Joel Brosk Matthew and Kay Bucksbaum Adrienne Butler Karen A. Callaway Janet Carl Smith In Honor of Melinda McMullen and Duncan Kime Loraine Edwalds and Ruth Clark Marilyn and Henry Cohen College Nannies and Tutors of NE Chicago Vicki and David Cross John and Monique Crossan Rosemary Crowley and Mort Arnsdorf Joseph and Nancy Crowther Michael Cummins Ruth and Frank Curl Laurie and Bruce Davidson Jo Anne Davis Richard Davison Robert Delaney and the late Quinn Delaney John and Susan Dillon Jim and Lynn Drew Marilyn Drury-Katillo In Memory of Marilyn Mesch Duda John Dunford Peggy Kelly and Dan Dutile Stuart Dybek
DONORS (CONTINUED) Dana and Jay Edelson Sharon Eiseman Terri Jo Englund Kathleen Fabiny and Micah Garb Michael Fielder Diane Filbin Julia Finlayson and John Buatti Roche Schulfer and Mary Beth Fisher Nona C. Flores In Honor of David Catlin Carol and Brian Foley Paul Fong Joan and Ron Fox Lucinda Fox and Duncan Kime Jim and Sandy Freeburg Richard and Lois Fuhrer Leota P. Gajda Connie Gillock Ethel and Bill Gofen Laurel Goodman Jennoa R. Graham, Ph.D. Jim Hilly and Nancy Griffin Robert S. Guenther Joan and Guy Gunzberg Sarah R. Wolff and Joel L. Handelman Chris Hannafan Diane and Sol Hara Mark and Toni Hargis Paula and David Harris Sharon and Donald Harris Debra A. Hass Neil Ross MD and Lynn Hauser MD Sharon Heil Angeline Heisler Virginia and Thomas Helm Leo Henikoff Joyce Herdliska Tony and Sonya Hessling Larry Higa Lois J. and James D. Hobart Susan Horn and Donald Honchell Lisa A. Huestis and David E. Van Zandt Jim and Kathy Hurley Tom and Margaret Huyck Diane Ireland Mary Ittelson and Rick Tuttle Mr. and Mrs. Kirk James Michael Koenigsknecht and Nancy Armatas Judge Tom Chiola (Ret) and Drew Jemilo The Joho Family George and Lynn Jones Judy A. Saslow Gallery Jerome Kane Larry and Clare Keen Hilda Raisner and Bob Kiolbassa Carol Kipperman Lindsay Knight Caroline Kraft Linda and Theodore Kraft
Ronald Kuntz Jeanne LaDuke Mary Spalding and Mark Lazar Laurie Stokes and Joel Lessing Susan Levitt Richard and Joanne Levy Karen Li Fran and Chuck Licht Melynda Lopin Christopher Lueking Joseph and Kathleen Madden Mark Maes Ronald Marcuson Cathleen Marine Inge K. Marra Winifred Martin James Mather Stacey and Patrick McCusker Melinda McMullen In Honor of David Catlin Sandra McNaughton Willy Medina Roger K. Metz David Morris John Morse Adam Mrowiec Eileen M. Murray Patricia R. Naguib Betty and Marvin Najberg Peggy Nelson Geraldine Nolen James and Dana Noonan James and Catherine Nowacki Carol and Stuart Oken Derk and Margie Osenberg Patsy and David Oser Ray and Esther Paice Drs. Allen and Georgia Parchem Georgia and Allen Parchem Helene Paris Ron Parson Sheldon Patinkin Jane Grady and Alan Pulaski Kevin Rochford In Honor of David Catlin Robert and Eleanor Roemer Ruth and Larry Rosen In Honor of Sylvia and Don White Joanne and Paul Ruxin Michelle and Jonathan Sales Patricia and John Scala Donna Schatt In Honor Of David Catlin Jenny and Philip Schwartz Robert Schwartz Julia Scott Michael and Karen Serilla Oscar Serrano and Lucia Villarreal Liz and Jeff Sharp Raymond and Janice
Skowron Chuck Smith J. Rand Sparling Bruce and Donna Spencer Heidi and William Spizman Diane and William Spizzirri Bonnie Spring Dorothy Ruggles Stern Jane Stone Barbara Susin Stacey Thomas Gretchen W. Vacendak Mr. and Mrs.George Valnicek Dr. Claire C. Wang Eugene and Barbara Wasylenki Bruce and Sandra Wechsler Janet and Les Wilson Scott and Sarah WoodPrince Patricia Wyant Gloria Zachari Eddie and Lisa Zeitler Fotios and Joanne Zemenides $50 to $99 Anonymous Edward Berry Colleen and Ron Gowl Bess Jessica Biscamp Steve Boger Charlene Branda Estelle Burke Jim Peters and Patricia Casler Jacqueline Charak Nancy and Samuel Chmell Lawrence Choate Judy Chow Theodore Christou Elizabeth Cicchelli and Robert Buono Timothy Conners In Honor of Dennis Conners Sharon Conway Diane Cooper Martin and Katherine Corcoran Frank Covey, Jr. Phyllis Deerinck Gilbert Dominguez Thomas Drake Tai Duncan Betty Eaton Richard Eddington Angelica Esposito Susan Fiore Jan Flapan Lewis Fleishman Janet W. Fox Mary Jo Franklin Paula Froehle Mark Fuller Mary Ann Galanti Daryl Galinsky Carol Geisler Harriet Gershman Robert Gonnella
Karen and Gary Hamity David Hawley Tam Hebert Roberta Heiman Katherine Henrici Donald and Karen Hester Christine Hodak Edward Humbert Tom and Margie Hurwich Lois Iseminger B. J Jacobsen Karen and Jerry Johnson Robert K. Johnston D. Carroll Joynes Ann Kaizerman Allan and Tanya Klasser Monica Klein Jackie and Lionel Knight Maria Kolb Lorraine Kulpa Danielle Langevin Bob Larson Ruth Lekan John and Jill Levi Robert Lindgren Bruce Lockwitz Lesley Martin Michael McMillan Network of Ensemble Theatres Wendy and Joseph Heimann Nunes Mary and James Ocasek Polly Olson Marilyn Perno and Merri Merrill Joseph and Susan Dunn Ponteri Donna Pugh Joel Ramos Adele Rapport Viktoria and Alex Reznik Vicki and Tom Rosenbluth Faye Ryan Morvarid Sadri Ursula Sanne Elizabeth Schenkier David Schmitz Michael Schneiderman Emily Schnurr Yuronda Scott Jerome Seidenfeld Mary Shaughnessy June Shulman Terry and Ruth Stevig Gerard A. Swick Alvin and Karen Telser Karen Hletko Tiersky Carol Truesdell Marina Vandenhandel Andrea and Gerald Vigue Leslie Wichers Arnie and Judy Widen Clifton J. Wilkow William Woloshin Hilary Zankel David and Suzanne Zesmer
DONORS (CONTINUED) In-Kind Donors Absolut Vodka John Allan’s Allied Live American Girl Andaz Wall Street Andaz West Hollywood Ariel Investments Bespoke Cuisine Bloomingdale’s Blue Duck Tavern Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill Boka Group Joe and Shannon Brady Brazzaz The Brazilian Steakhouse Bridges Media Britten Chicago Broadway in Chicago David Catlin Center of Attention Chicago Bears Chicago Costume Company Chicago Fly Fishing Chicago Gourmet Chicago History Museum Chicago Tube and Iron Clutter Crisis Management Coco Pazzo Café Conlan Group Crosstech Printing CS Magazine Custom Hair Lounge DeDe’s Doodles Denim Lounge Devon Seafood Grill Domaine Clarence Dillon Dreamworks Duchamp Restaurant East Bank Club The Elysian Eve Restaurant Evian Exhale Spa Fashion House – NYC Kelly and Steve Faso Roe Faraone Field Museum Fig Media
Fireplace Inn Julie and Robert Foley Charlie Frankel French Pastry School Fuze Gemini Bistro Geoffrey Baer Ghirardelli Girl and the Goat Glasses Ltd Goodman Theatre Goose Island Grand Overview Communications Paul and Dedrea Gray Grill on the Alley Halo For Men Hancock Observatory Hard Rock Café Harris Bank John and Allie Harris HMS Media Homey Gallery Hub 51 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Hyatt International Il Mulino Ing Direct Cafe Chicago It’s About Face The James Hotel Jen Mullholand Yoga Joffrey Ballet Drs. Elena and Perry Kamel Kehoe Design Lakeview Athletic Club Simon Lambert LavAzza Café Lester Lampert Inc. Lettuce Entertain You Rocque and Anne Lipford Luca Luca Lucky Strike lululemon athletica Lumen Lumen Night Club Lush Wine and Spirit Maxine Salon
Tim and Jane Malishenko John McGowan The Metropolitan Opera Midnight Conspiracy Midwest Orthopedics at Rush Milito Mobile Alex Miller Mini Cooper Kevin and Michelle Mize Montopoli Custom Clothiers Moto Restaurant Multi Dimensional Fitness Museum of Contemporary Art Museum of Science and Industry NBC Chicago Sue Naiden NoMI O`Malley Hansen Olympia Fields Country Club Omni Chicago Hotel Oscar Iberian Rugs Park Hyatt Chicago Park Hyatt Istanbul Park Hyatt Washington DC Peninsula Hotel Perennial Platform One Entertainment PopChips Public Theater Rachel Ray Show Mohammed Rashid Asta Razma Red Eye Redmoon Theatre Ritz-Carlton Hotel River North Dance Company Rockit Ranch Productions Roe Faraone Rosebud Restaurants Anna Rosinia Roy’s Restaurant Ruby Room Spa Sara Lee Sara Lee Corporation David Schwimmer
Second City Selena Figuero Senseo Shedd Aquarium ShopWalk Sid and Lucille Jewelry Signature Room on the 95th Silverguy Entertainment Simply Innovative Av SIR Spa Smith and Wollensky Langhorne and Marilyn Smith Phil Smith and Louise Lamson Sound Postings Standard Hotel - NYC Jeffrey and Michelle Steigelman Paul Stuart Sullivan’s Steakhouse Surrey Hotel Manhattan Swirlz Cupcakes Tall Windy Ship Nancy and Michael Timmers Tonight Show with Jay Leno TRU Restaurant Underground United Airlines Urban Oasis Venuszine VIP Sports Marketing, Inc. Dr. Annabelle Volgman and Keith Volgman Diane and Chris Whatton Will Byington Photography Winebow Winestyles Wit Hotel Andrew White WTTW WXRT Jane Zappalia Zen Botanical Designs Mary Zimmerman
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