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by Beth Henley August 11-28, 2011 Mary MacDonald Kerr Director Judy Martel* Production Stage Manager Rick Rasmussen Scenic Designer

Kimberly O’Callaghan Costume Designer

Eric Appleton Lighting Designer

Dana Fralick Properties Master

Brandy Kline Production Manager/ Company Manager

Cristina DeRisi Sound Designer

*Performers appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

Originally produced by the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Inc., in February 1979. CRIMES OF THE HEART received its New York premiere at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1980. Produced on the Broadway Stage by Warner Theatre Productions, Inc./Claire Nichtern, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards, Francine Lefrak CRIMES OF THE HEART is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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Illustration: Andrew Bernier

A Pulitzer Prize winner by Alfred Uhry

October 13-30

When Hoke Coleburn is hired to be Daisy Werthan’s chauffeur, little do they realize how close they will grow over the next 25 years.

Directed by C. Michael Wright Featuring Ruth Schudson, Michael Torrey & Jonathan West Broadway Theatre Center 158 N. Broadway Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward

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Lenny Magrath.............................................................................................................. Laura Gray* Chick Boyle................................................................................................................. Karen Estrada Doc Porter..................................................................................................Jonathan Wainwright* Meg Magrath........................................................................................................Georgina McKee Babe Botrelle................................................................................................................... Laura Frye* Barnette Lloyd................................................................................................................. Neil Haven *Performers appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. SET TING Time: 1974 Place: The Magrath home in Hazelhurst, Mississippi The performance is in three acts. There will be a 15-minute intermission after Act I. There will be a 10-minute intermission after Act II. SPECIAL THANKS Alecia Annacchino, Tim Braun, Cathy and Mario Costantini/La Lune Collection, Kat Danielsen, Mary Jo McDonald, MP Design, Mickey & Casey Ripp, Dr. Edward Schmitt MCT’S PULITZER PRIZE SERIES Milwaukee Chamber Theatre has a long-standing tradition of producing great literary works. As part of that tradition, in 2007-2008 Producing Artistic Director C. Michael Wright committed to producing a Pulitzer Prize-winning play for five consecutive seasons. This season MCT concludes the series by presenting TWO Pulitzer Prize-winning plays! 2007-2008: 2008-2009: 2009-2010: 2010-2011: 2011-2012:

TALLEY’S FOLLY by Lanford Wilson – 1980 winner RABBIT HOLE by David Lindsay-Abaire – 2007 winner PICNIC by William Inge – 1953 winner THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES by Frank D. Gilroy – 1965 winner CRIMES OF THE HEART by Beth Henley – 1981 winner DRIVING MISS DAISY by Alfred Uhry – 1988 winner

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D I R E C TO R ’ S N O T E S My first experience with CRIMES OF THE HEART was in college. All the actresses in the theatre department worked on it for scene study classes. It was an obvious choice - lots of young women’s roles, juicy subject matter and loads of laughs. I hadn’t thought of the play in years when Michael approached me about directing it for Chamber. I remembered it fondly and really wanted to direct here, so I said, “Yes, of course!” Working on this piece has been joyful, and very fulfilling. I’ve discovered what a beautifully written and well-crafted piece it is, something I didn’t appreciate all those years ago. Beth Henley has created a play that I equate with comfort food - it’s somehow familiar, delicious, zesty and satisfying. The characters are deeply drawn, the relationships palpable, the comedy dark, and the humanity touching - yet none of it feels too intellectual nor too sentimental. It is a Pulitzer Prize winner, after all. I hope you enjoy CRIMES OF THE HEART. I hope you laugh, I hope you cry. I hope you go home feeling fat and happy. ~Mary MacDonald Kerr

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BIOGR APHIES BETH HENLEY (Playwright) Beth Henley was born in Jackson, Mississippi. Her plays have been produced internationally and translated into over ten languages. CRIMES OF THE HEART (The Golden Theatre) and THE WAKE OF JAMEY FOSTER (Eugene O’Neill Theatre) were performed on Broadway. Off-Broadway productions include THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST, AM I BLUE, THE LUCKY SPOT, THE DEBUTANTE BALL, ABUNDANCE, IMPOSSIBLE MARRIAGE and FAMILY WEEK. Her play RIDICULOUS FRAUD was produced at McCarter Theatre as well as South Coast Repertory Theatre. Ms. Henley’s newest work, THE JACKSONIAN, will have its world premiere at the Geffen Playhouse in January 2012.

Ms. Henley has the honor of serving as theatre arts presidential professor at LMU, Los Angeles. She is a member of The Fellowship of Southern Writers and the Dramatist Guild.

KAREN ESTRADA (Chick Boyle) Karen Estrada is so very pleased to be making her Milwaukee Chamber Theatre debut with CRIMES OF THE HEART.  Karen has been fortunate to work at Renaissance Theaterworks, In Tandem Theatre, First Stage Children’s Theater, Skylight Opera Theatre’s Kidswrites and Sunset Playhouse’s Bug in a Rug series.  She has also performed with the sketch comedy troupe The Show and Bunny Gumbo’s Combat Beth Henley was awarded the Pulitzer Theatre.  In the summer she is honored Prize for Drama and the New York Drama to teach Next Act Theatre’s summer Critics Circle Award for Best American education program for teens, the Next Play for CRIMES OF THE HEART. Other Actors.  Karen will next be seen in SEUSawards include American Theatre Wing SICAL: THE MUSICAL at First Stage.  This 1998 Award for Distinguished Achieve- one is for my beautiful sister Kate. ment in Playwriting; Susan Smith Blackburn Finalist for CRIMES OF THE LAURA FRYE HEART and RIDICULOUS FRAUD; Richard (Babe Botrelle) Wright Literary Excellence Award 2000; Laura Frye is thrilled New York Stage and Film Honoree, 2007; to be making her ATHE Career Achievement Award, 2010. MCT debut. She recently returned Ms. Henley wrote the screenplay for the from Italy where acclaimed film version of Crimes of the she played Helena in Teatro Franco Heart for which she was nominated for Parenti’s production of A MIDSUMMER an Academy Award. The film was direct- NICHT’S DREAM. NYC and regional ed by Bruce Beresford and starred Diane credits include Ophelia in HAMLET, Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek and Beatrice in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHSam Shepard. She also wrote the screen- ING, Hermione in THE WINTER’S TALE, play for Miss Firecracker starring Holly Anna in HOLLOW MEN and Robin in the Hunter and Tim Robbins. She wrote off-off-Broadway production of SAVED the screenplay for Nobody’s Fool, which BY THE BELL: THE MUSICAL. She was last starred Rosanna Arquette and Eric seen in Milwaukee in First Stage ChilRoberts, and co-wrote David Byrne’s True dren’s Theater’s A THOUSAND CRANES Stories. Her television credits include and Lake Geneva Theatre Company’s Surviving Love, a film for CBS starring Ted PRIVATE LIVES.  Laura received her MFA Danson and Mary Steenburgen, as well from the Professional Actor Training as a teleplay for the PBS series Trying Program at the University of Houston. Times, directed by Jonathan Demme. Milwaukee Chamber Theatre 5


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) LAURA GRAY (Lenny Magrath) Laura is thrilled to be returning to Milwaukee Chamber Theatre where she was recently seen in THE SWEETEST SWING IN BASEBALL and TALLEY’S FOLLY. Other fond memories include FOUR PLACES and DEAR ESTHER with Next Act Theatre, BARNEY AND BEE and STOP KISS with Renaissance Theaterworks, NOISES OFF with Madison Rep and sharing the stage with husband Jonathan in THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Nevermore Theatre. She is grateful to Michael and Mary for giving her another such opportunity.  Thank you to all of the crazy and beautiful women in her life.  You know who you are.  

works, Eve/Barbara/Ella in THE APPLE TREE and Lori in ROMANTIC FOOLS with In Tandem Theatre, BOMBSHELLS and A CHRISTMAS CAROL with Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Mary in MARY’S WEDDING with Next Act Theatre. Other regional work includes productions with American Players Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Fireside Dinner Theatre. Georgina attended Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR and holds a BFA from their acting program. She is happy to call Milwaukee home and would like to thank her family and friends for their unending love and support!

JONATHAN WAINWRIGHT (Doc Porter) Jonathan is excited to be back at Milwaukee NEIL HAVEN Chamber Theatre and (Barnette Lloyd) thrilled at the chance Neil Haven is a to share the stage with his wife Laura Milwaukee-based Gray. Past MCT appearances include playwright and acDennis in MAURITIUS and Shane Muntor. Recent acting gitt in TAKE ME OUT. He has worked in credits include: SkyMilwaukee for 18 years with companies light Opera Theatre, In Tandem Theatre, including Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Optimist Theatre and Southwest Shake- Next Act Theatre, First Stage Children’s speare. He is the author of PINK CHAM- Theater and Milwaukee Mask and PAGNE, STUCK, THE PLAYDATERS, GET Puppet Theatre. Favorite roles include A LIFE and WHO KILLED SANTA? THE Bobby in COYOTE ON A FENCE, Joseph CHOOSE-YOUR-OWN-ENDING MUSICAL K IN THE BALLAD OF JOSEPH K and MURDER MYSTERY HOLIDAY WHOClifford in SIDEMAN. Thanks to Mary, DUNIT, among others. His plays have Michael and Laura for their support. been seen at various theatres across the U.S. and Canada. WHO KILLED MARY MACDONALD SANTA? will soon be available through KERR Original Works Publishing. This is his (Director) Milwaukee Chamber Theatre debut. Mary is thrilled to be directing CRIMES GEORGINA MCKEE OF THE HEART at (Meg Magrath) Milwaukee Chamber Georgina is delighted Theatre. This is her first time directing to be making her for MCT where she has been seen in 20 Milwaukee Champroductions. Favorite MCT roles include ber Theatre debut. Darryl Strawberry in THE SWEETEST Recent Milwaukee SWING IN BASEBALL, Sheila in JOE EGG, credits include Carly in REASONS TO Lina in THREE DAYS OF RAIN, Sally in BE PRETTY with Renaissance TheaterTHE VOICE OF THE TURTLE and Seta in 6 Milwaukee Chamber Theatre


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) BEAST ON THE MOON. Other directing credits include MERCY OF A STORM, GREETINGS, GOING TO ST. IVES, PURGATORIO and BIG BOYS for Next Act Theatre and WOMAN IN BLACK for Renaissance Theaterworks. Mary has a beautiful family in Paddock Lake to whom she is eternally grateful. JUDY MARTEL (Production Stage Manager) MCT highlights include: 17 Shaw Festivals, THE DALY NEWS, TALKING HEADS, ANGELS IN AMERICA, 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD, MASTER CLASS, THREE DAYS OF RAIN, THE IMMIGRANT, RAT IN THE SKULL, FAITH HEALER, MAN AND SUPERMAN, and BEYOND THE FRINGE. Forays to other theatres include: BAD DATES, CHAPS!, 2 PIANOS 4 HANDS, and GUYS ON ICE at Milwaukee Repertory Theater; EARS ON A BEATLE, ROUGH CROSSING and THE REAL THING at Next Act Theatre; and various shows at the Yale Rep, Manhattan Punch Line, The Station, The Hangar, and the Lake George Opera Festival. Judy is also a freelance editor and writer. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.  RICK RASMUSSEN (Scenic Designer) Rick Rasmussen has been working with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre since 1992 when he designed the scenery and props for its production of MY CHILDREN! MY AFRICA! in the Stiemke Theatre.  He was honored to be the scenic designer for MCT’s first production in the Cabot Theatre, THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL in 1993. Rick resides in Seattle, but works extensively in Milwaukee and other parts of the Midwest. Area theatrical credits include DUET FOR ONE at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, DAMES AT SEA at Skylight Opera Theatre, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL at The Fireside, SEVEN STORIES at Next

Act Theatre, THRILL ME at In Tandem Theatre and CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY at Renaissance Theaterworks. KIMBERLY O’CALLAGHAN (Costume Designer) Kimberly O’Callaghan is very happy to be making her debut at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. She recently moved back to Milwaukee from Pittsburgh where she graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with her MFA in costume design. Kimberly will be teaching at Marquette University for the upcoming fall semester and designing LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and IF YOU TAKE A MOUSE TO SCHOOL. Pittsburgh design credits include THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA at The Pittsburgh Opera and HE WHO GETS SLAPPED, LOVE YOU LIKE A RIVER DOES and A DREAM PLAY at Carnegie Mellon University. ERIC APPLETON (Lighting Designer) Eric Appleton is glad to return to MCT after designing lighting for BACK TO METHUSELAH in 2001. Currently, he is an assistant professor of scenic and lighting design at UW-Whitewater. Freelance work in Milwaukee and Chicago includes designs at Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, Next Act Theatre, Prop Thtr, Northwestern University’s School of Music, L’Opera Piccola, Milwaukee Dance Theatre and Circle Theatre. He holds an MFA in lighting design from UW-Madison. DANA FRALICK (Properties Designer) Recently the Raabe and Studio Theaters at Wisconsin Lutheran College have kept Dana busy building scenery and props for CURSE OF AN ACHING HEART, THE AMERICAN CLOCK, a new musical adaptation of LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN, a trio of Arlene Hutton plays and J.B. Previous MCT designs include props for THE LION IN WINTER and the set for MOON OVER THE BREWERY. Dana Milwaukee Chamber Theatre 7


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) designed and is also helping build exhibits for the Chudnow Museum of Yesteryear which will open this fall. CRISTINA DE RISI (Sound Designer) Cristina De Risi is thrilled to be designing her first show with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. She was previously an assistant sound designer at MCT for THE LION IN WINTER. Regional credits include DR. FAUSTUS, ORIGIN STORY, MILITARY 4-PLAY, BUSYTOWN, SNOW WHITE and CLEMENTINE AND THE CYBER DUCKS with Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York. She recently designed THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME at University of London’s CSSD.  In Chicago Cristina designed ONE FLEA SPARE at Eclipse, THE MOONSTONE at Lifeline, TESTER with 20% Theatre Company, MAMI, WHERE’D MY O GO? with t&t Productions, MCMEEKIN FINDS OUT and HURRAH FOR THE NEXT WHO DIES with Route 66. Sound design at DePaul University’s Theatre School includes ALICE IN WONDERLAND, GHOSTS, THE LOVER, MACBETH, FLOW MY TEARS THE POLICEMAN SAID, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, HAROUN AND THE SEA OF STORIES and THE AMERICAN IN ME. C. MICHAEL WRIGHT (MCT Producing Artistic Director) Since joining the staff here in 2005, Michael has directed THE LION IN WINTER, THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES, THE SWEETEST SWING IN BASEBALL, PICNIC, BROOKLYN BOY, RABBIT HOLE, TALLEY’S FOLLY, TRYING, TALKING HEADS, A WALK IN THE WOODS and JOE EGG, as well as two original works, DICKENS IN AMERICA and THE DALY NEWS. Before MCT, he served as associate artistic director of Next Act Theatre, where a long list of directing credits includes THE RETREAT FROM MOSCOW, “MASTER HAROLD”…and the boys, STONES IN HIS 8 Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

POCKETS, FALLEN ANGELS and HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE. Since moving to Wisconsin in 1988, Michael has directed over 60 productions. Other favorites have been THE SYRINGA TREE for American Players Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks and Delaware Theatre Company, LOBBY HERO for Madison Repertory Theatre, 110 IN THE SHADE for Skylight Opera Theatre and three incarnations of A NIGHT IN NOVEMBER for Next Act, Madison Rep and Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach, Florida. Michael has been acting professionally for 34 years and has appeared in regional theatres all across the country. His most recent performances have been as Philip in MAURITIUS and Dr. Alfred Feldmann in DUET FOR ONE both here at MCT and as Sancho Panza in MAN OF LA MANCHA at Skylight Opera Theatre. In 2009, Michael was honored with an “Artist of the Year” award by the City of Milwaukee Arts Board. KIRSTEN MULVEY (MCT Managing Director) Kirsten Mulvey is in her third season as managing director of Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. She worked previously at MCT as wardrobe crew for the Shaw Festival (early 1990’s), and interim development director (2005). Since her last appearance at MCT, Kirsten served as a major gifts officer for Milwaukee Public Television Friends and ran her own development consulting firm, KM Creative. Kirsten holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in theatre and communications from Marquette University and is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). She has been managing director of Wild Space Dance Company (where she currently is on the board of directors) and development director of the Florentine Opera and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin.


VIEWPOINTS Please join us Wednesday, August 17 at 6:30 p.m. for an informative pre-show talk by UW-Parkside history professor Dr. Edward Schmitt entitled, “Picking up the Pieces: The South in the Seventies.” Dr. Schmitt received his BA from the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. from Marquette University. He is the author of the book President of the Other America: Robert Kennedy and the Politics of Poverty. The ViewPoints presentation is free and open to the public and will take place in the The Skylight Bar & Bistro which will be open for dinner and refreshments beginning at 5:30 p.m. on August 17. Reservations welcomed; call Kafevino at 414-224-4900.

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OCTOBER, BEFORE I WAS BORN by Lori Matthews

Monday, September 19 7:30 p.m. Skylight Bar & Bistro, 2nd Floor Broadway Theatre Center Arrive early, as seating is limited. Readings are free with donations kindly accepted.

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C R I M E S O F T H E H E A R T P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Director....................................................................................................... Mary MacDonald Kerr Production Stage Manager.................................................................................... Judy Martel* Scenic Designer...................................................................................................Rick Rasmussen Costume Designer.................................................................................. Kimberly O’Callaghan Lighting Designer....................................................................................................Eric Appleton Properties Designer................................................................................................... Dana Fralick Sound Designer......................................................................................................Cristina DeRisi Dialect Coach................................................................................................................ Tyne Turner Production Manager/Company Manager.........................................................Brandy Kline Technical Director/Scenic Charge........................................................................ Rob Wagner Assistant Technical Director...........................................................................Steve Gillingham Technical Assistant......................................................................................... Alexander Moliere Carpenters........................................................Adam Held, Rebecca Knipfer, Amanda Srok Painters................................................................................. Dan Schuchart, Andrea Toussaint Stage Management Intern.............................................................................Samantha Eberle Production Assistant...........................................................................................Annie Walaszek Wardrobe Supervisor/Dresser........................................................................ Dana Brzezinski Master Electrician..................................................................................................Ryan Bertelson Light Board Operator...........................................................................................Kevin Connolly AV Supervisor......................................................................................................................Gary Ellis *

Performers appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

M I LWAU K E E C H A M B E R T H E AT R E S TA F F Producing Artistic Director...........................................................................C. Michael Wright Managing Director................................................................................................ Kirsten Mulvey Marketing Director................................................................................................Cara McMullin Development Director...............................................................................................Amy Geyser Education Director/Literary Manager.................................................................. Jacque Troy Production Manager/Company Manager.........................................................Brandy Kline Marketing Interns.....................................................................Alecia Annacchino, Tim Braun

B R OA DWA Y T H E AT R E C E N T E R S TA F F The Skylight Bar & Bistro................................................................................................. Kafevino Box Office Manager....................................................................................................... Kelley Arlt Box Office Supervisor........................................................................................ Jen Stanislowski Box Office Assistants.......................................................................... Jess Jante, Gwen Zupan House Managers................. Lee Caracci, Carol Komassa, Cara McMullin, Laura Russart Custodians............................................... Paul Kaishian, Ana McHenry, Alexander Moliere

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MILWAUKEE CHA MBER THEATRE 2011-2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President .....................................................................................................................David A. Paris President Elect/Governance Chair.................................................................Keith Anderson Secretary........................................................................................................Konrad Kuchenbach Treasurer................................................................................................................ Patrick Fennelly Special Events Chair .........................................................................................Cathy Costantini Development Chair.............................................................................................Donald A. Cress Barbara Blutstein Diane Carlin-Bartel Lyn Hamilton John E. Holland Frank Lococo

Christopher Meadows Daniel Mooney Michael Mosesson George Mosher Sheri Williams Pannell

Deborah Patel Debbie Pavletich Kathy S. Rotta Kevin Schuele Marsha Ruth Sehler

M I LWAU K E E C H A M B E R T H E AT R E A DV I S O R Y C O U N C I L Colin Cabot Phil Crump James Dallman Marianne Epstein

Mary Ann Gerlach Michael M. Grebe David Keen Michelle Lopez-Rios

Pat Rieselbach Bob Taylor Debby Tomczyk Patti Van Kampen

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This production was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

A B O U T M I LWAU K E E C H A M B E R T H E AT R E Founded in 1975, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre produces intimate, high-quality, professional theatrical works of literary merit that engage and challenge the audience, while employing and nurturing principally local theatre artists.  Under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director C. Michael Wright and Managing Director Kirsten Mulvey, MCT performs at the Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. For more information, visit milwaukeechambertheatre.com

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Champions of Chamber

A gift of $1,000 or more to MCT’s annual campaign qualifies donors to enjoy a host of benefits as members of the Champions of Chamber major donors’ circle:

silver Tier ($1,000-$2,499)

•100% tax-deductibility •Name recognition in playbills for one year •A subscription to WORDPlay, MCT’s semi-annual newsletter/audience guide (print edition) •Two (2) vouchers for a beer, wine or soft drink in The Skylight Bar •Two (2) complimentary tickets to bring guests to MCT •Opportunities to meet MCT artists and invitations to all first rehearsals •An invitation to MCT’s annual Season Announcement/ Holiday Party •An invitation to MCT’s annual meeting •Unique sponsorship opportunities with name recognition in a pre-show announcement and on lobby signage

Gold Tier ($2,500-$4,999)

All of the benefits listed above, plus: •Two (2) complimentary tickets to a Renaissance Theaterworks production •Ten (10) complimentary tickets to bring guests to MCT •Unique sponsorship opportunities with name recognition in pre-show announcements, newsletter, on lobby signage and production postcards

plaTinum Tier ($5,000 and above)

All of the benefits listed above, plus: •Twenty (20) complimentary tickets to bring guests to MCT •Complimentary parking in the lot adjacent to the Broadway Theatre Center when attending an MCT production (must be arranged with MCT staff one week in advance) •An invitation to our annual Platinum event, featuring an intimate dinner with MCT artists and an exclusive performance •Unique sponsorship opportunities with name recognition in playbill, pre-show announcements, season brochure, newsletter, on lobby signage and production postcards

For more information or to become a Champion of Chamber, visit milwaukeechambertheatre.com or call Development Director Amy Geyser at 414.276.8842.


M I LWAU K E E C H A M B E R T H E AT R E D O N O R S Milwaukee Chamber Theatre gratefully acknowledges the following individuals and organizations for their generous support of our work.  Donations listed are gifts to our annual campaign received between July 19, 2010 and July 19, 2011. Gifts with an asterisk (*) indicate an increased gift or first time donor. Platinum Tier Champions of Chamber $5,000 and above Anonymous (2) The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation* Briggs & Stratton Corporation Foundation, Inc. CAMPAC* Donald A. Cress* Mary Ann and Lloyd Gerlach Greater Milwaukee Foundation Cottrell Balding Fund Sempercor Foundation William and Alicia Schoeneich Arts and Culture Fund Bill & Gwen Werner Michael and Lyn Hamilton* Tinsley Helton Charitable Trust The Herzfeld Foundation John E. Holland* George and Angela Jacobi* Johnson Controls Foundation (matching) Konrad K. Kuchenbach* Arthur and Nancy Laskin* Marianne and Sheldon B. Lubar* Michael and Shirley Mosesson* George and Julie Mosher Family Foundation Robert and Theresa Muselman* Nonprofit Management Fund* Northwestern Mutual Foundation The Dental Offices of Dr. David Paris Carol and Kevin Schuele* United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) Wisconsin Arts Board* Gold Tier Champions of Chamber $2,500-$4,999 Keith and Paula Anderson* Isabel L. Bader Pat and Phil Crump* Jamshed and Deborah Patel David and Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation Wilfred W. Wollner, Jr. * 16 Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

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Joe and Gwenn Graboyes Richard and Vickie Katschke Frank Lococo* Ken and Maggie Lukow* John McGivern Sara and Christopher Meadows* Donna and Tony Meyer* Dan Mooney and Maxine Wishner Paul Nausieda and Evonne Winston PyraMax Bank Gordana and Milan Racic Fred and Anne Stratton Mrs. Robert A. Sullo Robert and Beth Taylor Kevin and Patti Van Kampen Joan C. Wiegand We Energies (matching) Dick and Diane Wright $250-$499 Jim and Terri Alioto Anonymous Janice Antal* Richard and Sara Aster* Alan and Rose Marie Baron* Richard P. and Diana Barthel* Donna and Don Baumgartner* Peter and Sally Blommer* Barb and Mort Blutstein* Jill and Frits Broekhuizen Anne Marie and Michael Bula Belle and Tom Chatton Cream City Foundation Joseph R. Pabst LGBT Infrastructure Fund Polly and Giles Daeger Edward Doemland* Carol Z. Dolphin* Don Ellingsen John and Mary Emory Jim and Lynne Farrell Patrick and Julia Fennelly Jeff and Suzan Fete Jane M. Foster* Drs. James and Margo Frey* Janet and Thomas Garcia* Kathleen Golden* Bett C. Jacquart Jacqueline and Jeffrey Jahnke Herbert H. Kohl Charities, Inc. Ely Leichtling and Sally Merrell Randall E. Lindert


D O N O R S ( c o n t .) Lee Marquardt* Howard and Sara Miller* Kirsten L. Mulvey* Herbert and Karen Oechler* Margot Peters* Greg and Bibi Rosner* Ruth Schudson Roger and Margery Senn Gina Spang* Robert Spencer Tom and Linda Streifender Susan Sweeney Weyco Group Charitable Trust $100-$249 Helen S. Adelt Zita and Tom Allen* Anonymous Richard and Kay Bibler Bob Blitzke and Jane Grogan James J. Boerner* Glendon and Susanne Bogdon William and Julie Bonnell* John and Audree Bouvier* Jess Brownell and Shirley Conlon Mary Buerger* Mary and James Connelly Mary Daly and Michael Baniak Margaret Dethloff Sue Dinsmoor* Steven R. Duback* Sandy Duffy* Penelope Egan Ann Marie and Len Fabos* Barbara and William Fernholz Robert Ferriday and Barbara McMath in honor of C. Michael Wright Bill Finn David S. Flores Tim and Sue Frautschi* David Gaura and Candace Hoffmann* Peter and Betsy Goldberg Laura Gordon and Jonathan Smoots* Marilyn Gordon-Ross* Ann M. Greenseth* Brent and Mary Sharon Gregory* Norm and Daryl Grier* Dale Hagan Richard Halverson* Ron Halvorsen and Janet Petrik Margarete and David Harvey* Bob and Gail Helfferich* John and Jan Hess* Peter and Sue Hitler Burt and Lynn Hoffman* Nate and Dottie Holman* Paula and Andy Holman*

Peter and Jane Holzhauer Drs. William and Mary Alice Houghton* Clara Ihlenfeldt* Mary and Charles Kamps Maureen E. Kania* Jacquelyn C. Kendall and Julie A. Morris* Miriam Kerndt Anne Klug* Tricia and Pat Knight* Rosemary and Bruce Larkin* Charles and Mary Lenz* Dale and Barbara Lenz* Justine Leonard Elinor Lichtman* David and Mary Ann Lillich* Lori Lins Ltd. Helen and David MacGregor Sam Macklem Ray and Dawne Manista Audrey A. Mann Christine G. Martin Jan and Vince Martin Jerry and Donna Martynski* Rev. Erwin H. Matt Debra L. Miller* Robert and Sandra Mendelsohn* Bob Mischka* Jequitta Molot* Terry and Jan Mooney* Morgan Stanley Community Affairs (matching) John Moulder and Joan Dimow* Lucia and Jack Murtaugh Ann Navin* Donna J. Neal* John F. Oberwetter* Katherine Paulsen* Claire Pfleger Roberta Piper and Ray Rossi* Susan Ploetz* Michael Proft Herbert Quigley and Christine Radiske* Steve and Jan Rhode* Jerry Richardson Tom and Renee Rieboldt Peggy and David Rosenzweig* Jen Rupp* Jo and Al Salzstein Michael and Susan Schall* Jason and Jaclyn Scherer* Micki and Bob Seinfeld Richard Stefanik* Pat Steinbach Edwin and Jean Stone* Michaela and Daryl Stuermer* Julie Swenson Stuart C. Tentoni* L. William and Nicole Teweles Philanthropic Fund Fred and Harriet Thomson

Chris Vanseth* Robert and Louise VerWert* Roe WiersGalla Thomas B. Wilson* $1-$99 George Affeldt* Anonymous (3) Patricia Bakula F. Tessa and Richard Bartels* Barbara J. Becker and Slack Ulrich Mary Birdsall-Jay and Stanley Jay Holly Blomquist Tessa Blumberg* Dr. Mary Catherine Bodden* William Bradley and Jill Anna Ponasik* J. Branson* Edith Brin Kurt McGinnis Brown* William and Ginger Browne Karen Brubakken* Judy Bultman* Ardenne Bunde Christine Burgener Susan Burns* Janet Burroway* Brandon Campbell* David and Mary Carlson* Barbara and Edward Cessna* Elyse and B.J. Cohn Linda S. Devitt* Gary Drescher Janet and David Dunn* Carolyn Elmer* David and Ullan Evans* Kathy Falk and Dan Goyette Jordan and Phyllis Fink Frances Fontanazza* Sarah Ford and Randall Klumb Pamela Frautschi and Richard Ippolito Margaret Freshwaters Linda Gaalaas and George Gurria Virginia Georgieff Shel and Danni Gendelman Robert and Susan Gibson John and Sue Gieschen Randy Giles Diane Goryl* Irv and Reesa Gottschalk Laurence and Stephanie Govin-Matzat* Jeanne and Christopher Grenda Katherine Grogan Mary Anne Gross* Edward and Dianne Halpern* Anita Harder* Richard and Cynthia Hayes* Jami and Joe Hanreddy Richard and Cynthia Hayes* Katie and Tom Heinen

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D O N O R S ( c o n t .) Cliff Heise* Dennis Hennessey and Linda Roethlisberger* Nona Hill and Clark Johnson* Adrienne Hirsch* Cynthia Hiteman Dotty and Nate Holman Honeyager’s Mudjack Service, Inc. Dr. Lawrence and Joyzele Howards Betty Hunt* Joanne L. Jacobson and Stuart Richter* Ursula M. Jewett James and Angelina Jodie* Carol and David Jones* Judy and Gary Jorgensen Lee Ann Kingston* Mary S. Knudten Ralph and Caroline Kobb Sue and Werner Krause* Irene Kubis* James and Carolyn Landwehr George and Anne Leunig* Karen and Dennis Leyer* Holly and Robert Ligocki* David and Mary Ann Lillich Theodore J. Londo* Julie Leudtke* Chester Loeffler-Bell* Lois Malawsky and Dr. Jay Lorkey* Mr. and Mrs. John Marek Marianna Markowetz Tamara Martinsek* James McCann* Rita McDonald Raeleen McMillion Paul Milakovich* Calvin W. Miller* Jay Miller and Donna Faw* Cindy Molloy Harry and Eleanor Moseley Deena Naretta*

Jane O’Connell Toni Paris* Dennis and Rebecca Pelzek* Warren and Dorothy Ann Phinney* Diana and Richard Pine Larry and Bobbi Polacheck Ellie Pollock Sylvia K. Pratt* Christine Prevetti* Katherine Privatt Michelle Puzin Mooney Sharon and John Quinn* Claudette Robinson Tom Reed and ML Cogar Peggy and David Rosenzweig* Patricia Ryan Richard Sauer Carolyn Schaefer* Janet Schroeder Lawrence and Hollis Schuetz* Thomas and Elizabeth Sellars* Sandra M. Seymour Donald Siegel Stanislaus L. Spence John E. Srok* Pat Steinbach Ronald Stifter* Eileen and George Stone* Judith E. Swanson Roberta Tacke John and Gina Taucher* Rev. Philip and Suzanne Talmage John and Gina Taucher* Valerie Tenut Stephen and Jane Turner Miles Vilski* Michelle Waide* Necia Wallace Jerry and Donna Walsh Jim Ward* Bob and Kathy Warner*

Mary M. Wegener* Marian M. Weinberg Russell and Alyce Weiss* John and Lynn Wellinghoff Michael A. West* Frank and Audrey Wickert* The Windhover Foundation Bruce Murphy* Kenneth Berg* Howard and Jane Zeft In-kind donors Karen Aaron Marilyn M. Auer Chili Lili’s Chili Bar Club Charlies Cindy Cooper Cathy and Mario Costantini/ La Lune Collection Sonia Danuser Pam Frautschi and Richard Ippolito Amy Geyser Inez and Gene Gilbert Lyn Hamilton George and Angela Jacobi Kathy and Brandy Kline John E. Holland and Konrad Kuchenbach La Lune Collection Lakefront Brewery Michelle Lopez-Rios Management Cornerstones Robb and Sally Marks Mary Jo and Guy McDonald Dan Mooney and Maxine Wishner MP Design, LLC Theresa and Robert Muselman Sue Rapp Ron and Sandy Roller Sandra M. Seymour Richard Stefanik Martha Wolz

2 011- 2 012 M I LWAU K E E C H A M B E R T H E AT R E F R I E N D S As of July 19, 2011 “Friend for Life” ($500 Lifetime membership) Marilyn M. Auer Nancy Balcer Cecile Cheng Donald A. Cress Sally Ferguson John E. Holland Konrad K. Kuchenbach Robb and Sally Marks Guy and Mary Jo McDonald David A. Paris Judy Perkins Mickey Ripp 18 Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Ruth Schudson (honorary) Kevin Schuele C. Michael Wright Angel ($100-499) Ralph H. Bielenberg Jill and Frits Broekhuizen Dale Hagan Ken and Maggie Lukow Theresa and Robert Muselman

Benefactor ($50-99) Donna Jordahl Pat and Tony Busalacchi Pat and Phil Crump Jane O’Connell Member ($25-49) Karen Aaron George Affeldt Barbie Blutstein Mary Anne Gross Sally A. Lemke Debbie and Jim Pavletich Dee A. Sitzberger Mary M. Wegener


INFO Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Broadway Theatre Center 158 N. Broadway Milwaukee, WI 53202 Administrative Office: 414.276.8842 Box Office: 414.291.7800 E-mail: mail@chamber-theatre.com www.milwaukeechambertheatre.com Box Office: Broadway Theatre Center Box Office 158 N. Broadway 414.291.7800 Hours: Monday thru Saturday, noon to 6:00 p.m. Order tickets online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – visit www.milwaukeechambertheatre.com Exchanges: Season subscription tickets may be exchanged free of charge for another performance of the same production up to 48 hours in advance. Single tickets may be exchanged for another performance of the same production up to 48 hours in advance for a $2 per ticket fee. Contact the box office at 414.291.7800 to exchange. Lost Tickets: Seat locations are on file and duplicate tickets may be reprinted by contacting the box office. Ticket Donations: Season and single tickets are non-refundable. Ticket holders who are unable to use their tickets may donate them for resale and receive a receipt for a tax-deductible contribution. Contact the box office to donate your tickets.

Concessions: The Skylight Bar & Bistro, operated by Kafevino. CABOT THEATRE PERFORMANCES: The Skylight Bar & Bistro on the second floor is open two hours before performances and during intermission.  Patrons can enjoy full bar service and pre-performance dinners and lunches. Reservations are welcomed; please call Kafevino at 414.224.4900 STUDIO THEATRE PERFORMANCES: The Studio Lobby Bar on the first floor is open 30 minutes before all performances and during intermission. Parking: Free and low-cost parking is available throughout the Historic Third Ward. METERED STREET PARKING - throughout the Historic Third Ward, meters are free after 6:00 p.m. and on weekends. ITALIAN COMMUNITY CENTER LOT - Jackson St. at Menomonee St. (three blocks east of the Broadway Theatre Center), free unless lot attendant is on duty. HISTORIC THIRD WARD PARKING STRUCTURES - Water St. at Chicago Ave. (2 blocks west) and Milwaukee St. at Chicago Ave. (2 blocks east), parking for a small fee. VARIOUS SURFACE PARKING LOTS - these lots are only available when an attendant is present and a fee is charged. Electronic Devices: Please silence cellular phones, pagers and alarm watches. Photography and recording are strictly prohibited during the performance. Please refrain from using electronic devices or text messaging during the performance.

Latecomer Policy: Latecomers will Discounts: Students and seniors be seated at a suitable break in the receive $5.00 off the regular ticket price. performance. Half-price rush tickets are available 30 minutes prior to curtain. Inclement Weather: MCT does not offer refunds or cancel or Group Discounts: Groups of 10 reschedule performances due or more can receive tickets at a group to inclement weather. rate. Contact Cara McMullin at 414.276.8842 x114 or Special Patron Services: Contact the cara@chamber-theatre.com box office, 414.291.7800, to arrange for seating in wheelchair accessible locations. Infrared hearing devices Milwaukee Chamber Theatre 19


I N F O ( c o n t .) Talkbacks: Fun and informative discussions with cast members are regularly scheduled following Thursday evening performances.

are available for Cabot Theatre productions; see house manager to use a hearing device. Food & Beverages: Eating and drinking is not permitted in the Cabot Theatre.

Ushers: Volunteers interested in ushering should contact the house manager at 414.291.7811 x250 or housemgr@skylightopera.com

ViewPoints: ViewPoints is a free series in which knowledgeable presenters share their insights about a particular MCT production, followed by an interactive discussion with the audience. ViewPoints takes place at 6:30 p.m. prior to a Wednesday evening performance.

Support MCT: To become a donor contact Milwaukee Chamber Theatre at 414.276.8842 or amy@ chamber-theatre.com or visit milwaukeechambertheatre.com

Talk Theatre: Prior to select Wednesday matinees is Talk Theatre, an opportunity for patrons to participate in an informal discussion with the producing artistic director and other artists involved in a production. The Talk Theatre discussion begins at 12 noon. The Skylight Bar & Bistro is open for lunch service beginning at 11:00 a.m.

MCT Friends: Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Friends gain recognition and support for MCT in a variety of activities. To get involved, call 414.276.8842 or visit milwaukeechambertheatre.com

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