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C. Michael Wright Producing Artistic Director

Kirsten Mulvey Managing Director

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by Theresa Rebeck February 17 - March 13, 2011 Andrew Volkoff** Director Judy Martel* Production Stage Manager

James Fletcher Fight Choreographer

J Branson Scenic Designer

Holly Payne Costume Designer

Holly Blomquist Lighting Designer

Benjamin W. Komistra Properties Master

Brandy Kline Production Manager/ Company Manager

Mikhail Fiksel*** Sound Designer

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

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Artists, local 829.

Originally produced in New York by the Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynn Meadow -Artistic Director, Barry Grove-Executive Producer, Daniel Sullivan-Acting Artistic Director 2007-2008 Season, at the Biltmore Theatre on September 13, 2007.

MAURITIUS was developed at the Lark Play Development Center, New York City. MAURITIUS was originally produced by the Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, Nicholas Martin-Artistic Director Michael Maso-Managing Director

MAURITIUS is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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April 14 - May 1, 2011 Which son will win the throne? This classic black comedy serves up a tasty slice of British history. Directed by C. Michael Wright Featuring Tracy Michelle Arnold, Lenny Banovez, Alexandra Bonesho, J. Patrick Cahill, Brian Mani, Joe Picchetti & Marcus Truschinski Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward

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Philip...................................................................................................................C. Michael Wright* Dennis........................................................................................................Jonathan Wainwright* Jackie..............................................................................................................................Sara Zientek Sterling........................................................................................................................... Drew Brhel* Mary...........................................................................................................................Betsy Skowbo* *Performers appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. SET TING Time: The present Place: Chicago and environs There will be one 15-minute intermission. SPECIAL THANKS Timothy Braun, Rick Corley, Ray Jivoff, James Livingstone - Quarles & Brady, Mary Jo McDonald, MP Design, Holly Payne, Tom Strini, David Todd, Carl & Dianne Volkoff, Bryan Yeager - ETC, Kurt Yager - Enterprise Lighting D I R E C TO R ’ S N O T E S “Betrayal, treason, and poor behavior. A lot of poor behavior.” These themes - upon which Theresa Rebeck has built her career as a playwright - are on full display in MAURITIUS, her thriller about five desperate people plotting for two sixmillion dollar stamps. Rebeck populates her play with flawed, damaged characters that are, at turns, moving, despicable and humorous, all trying to make moral sense of today’s world. In other words: they’re human. Rebeck’s experience writing for television crime drama is evident in the intricate plotting of this script, but her playwright’s soul shines through in the rich characters, complex relationships, and her insight into human behavior. Although MAURITIUS deals with the themes of greed and desperation, she never fails to illuminate the mysterious, yet moving, human need behind it all. A need, in this case, which becomes a dangerous hunger for satisfaction only money or two small slips of paper can fill. Rebeck has said about the people in this play, “The stamps mean something desperate to all of them. In some ways the stamps mean life to them. I’m a believer that all of us are broken in some way, and there’s a hole in our heart that we pour our own destruction, or our children, or our stamp collection into.” It’s no surprise then that she’s been able to find all the suspense, drama and humor in philately. And lest you find the notions of betrayal, greed, and desperation too much to take, Theresa Rebeck has also been quoted as saying, “attending the theatre should be like reading Dickens – something that is profound and also a ripper of a good time. I hope I make theatre that is meaningful but also fun. One does not preclude the other.” Rest assured, Rebeck’s philatelic thriller is a recipe for some profound fun. I mean, what would YOU do for six million dollars? ~Andrew Volkoff Milwaukee Chamber Theatre 3


BIOGR APHIES THERESA REBECK (Playwright) Theresa Rebeck’s MAURITIUS was named one of Time Magazine’s “Top Ten Plays of 2007.” Ms. Rebeck’s numerous other plays include BAD DATES, OMNIUM GATHERUM (2003 Pulitzer Prize finalist), THE SCENE, THE WATER’S EDGE, LOOSE KNIT, THE BUTTERFLY COLLECTION and VIEW OF THE DOME. She has won the National Theatre Conference Award (for THE FAMILY OF MANN), and was awarded the William Inge New Voices Playwriting Award in 2003 for THE BELLS. For television, she has written for Law and Order: Criminal Intent, NYPD Blue, Dream On, Brooklyn Bridge, L.A. Law, First Wave and Third Watch. Her produced feature films include Harriet the Spy, Gossip and the independent feature Sunday on the Rocks. She has also written two novels, Three Girls and Their Brother and Twelve Rooms with a View. Ms. Rebeck is originally from Cincinnati and holds an MFA in playwriting and a PhD in Victorian melodrama, both from Brandeis University. She is a board member of the Dramatists Guild and has taught at Brandeis University and Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. DREW BRHEL (Sterling) Drew more or less began his professional career in 1986, playing a small role in Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s production of MAN AND SUPERMAN. Since then, favorites with MCT include Joyce Burge in BACK TO METHUSELAH, Richard Greatham in HAY FEVER, and his latest MCT appearance, Porfiry in CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. Favorite roles elsewhere include Bobchinsky in THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR and Fezziwig and Mr. Topper in A CHRISTMAS CAROL for Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Jaques in AS YOU LIKE IT for Milwaukee Shakespeare, Herr Biedermann in THE 4 Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

FIREBUGS and Mr. Merkin in BELOW THE BELT for Next Act Theatre and Herr Schultz in CABARET for Skylight Opera Theatre. He also spent eight summers with American Players Theatre playing Bottom, Polonius, Dogberry, Cornwall in KING LEAR, Pompey in MEASURE FOR MEASURE, and many others. BETSY SKOWBO (Mary) Betsy is pleased to return to Milwaukee Chamber Theatre in MAURITIUS. Previous MCT credits include Rose in A HOTEL ON MARVIN GARDENS, Ellie in HEARTBREAK HOUSE, Daphne in PRESENT LAUGHTER and as part of the ensemble in UNDER MILK WOOD. Other local credits include DEAR ESTHER with Next Act Theatre, Betty in THE CAPTAIN’S TIGER with Renaissance Theaterworks, Juliet in ROMEO & JULIET, Hero in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and Hermia in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM with Milwaukee Shakespeare. Betsy holds a BFA in acting from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.   JONATHAN WAINWRIGHT (Dennis) Jonathan is happy to be back at MCT after some time away from the stage. The past few years have brought him marriage to the lovely and talented Laura Gray and a first home wherein to sink his effort and creativity. Some may remember him as Shane Mungitt in TAKE ME OUT at MCT, Doalty in TRANSLATIONS at Milwaukee Rep and Bobby in COYOTE ON A FENCE at Next Act Theatre. Thank you to MCT for having him back and thanks to everyone else for putting up with him in the interim.


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) C. MICHAEL WRIGHT (Philip, MCT Producing Artistic Director) Michael began his professional acting career 34 years ago and has appeared all across the country in regional theatres such as Seattle Repertory Theatre, Guthrie Theater, McCarter Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Barter Theatre, Madison Repertory Theatre, StageWest, Riverside Shakespeare Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, American Players Theatre, Milwaukee Shakespeare, GeVa Theatre and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. He also played Hally in Athol Fugard’s “MASTER HAROLD”...and the boys on Broadway, in Israel and in the national tour with James Earl Jones. His most recent performances have been as Dr. Alfred Feldmann in DUET FOR ONE here at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and as Sancho Panza in MAN OF LA MANCHA at Skylight Opera Theatre. Since moving to Wisconsin in 1988, Michael has directed well over 60 productions. At MCT, his most recent directing credits include THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES, THE SWEETEST SWING IN BASEBALL, PICNIC, BROOKLYN BOY and THE DALY NEWS. Last season, Michael was honored with an “Artist of the Year” award by the City of Milwaukee Arts Board. SARA ZIENTEK (Jackie) Sara Zientek is making her Milwaukee Chamber Theatre debut! Theatre credits include BY THE BOG OF CATS, SPIRITS TO ENFORCE, THE TEMPEST, OEDIPUS REX, SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR, STARBOARD HOME, WHAT I DID LAST SUMMER and NORMAL: IN SCHOOLS. Sara will be receiving her BA in acting from UW-Milwaukee this spring. Thanks to the many friends, family and mentors for pushing her to the limit and not off a cliff.

ANDREW VOLKOFF (Director) Andrew is former associate artistic director of both Barrington Stage Company (BSC) in Massachusetts and Genesius Theatre Group (GTG) in New York City. He returns to MCT after directing for the 2008 Young Playwrights Festival. Directing work for BSC: THE FANTASTICKS, UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, THIS WONDERFUL LIFE, I AM MY OWN WIFE, FULLY COMMITTED, SANTALAND DIARIES, THIEF RIVER and THE SHAPE OF THINGS. He directed the New York premieres FAIR GAME and SAVANNA BAY and the regional premieres STUPID KIDS, THE WILD PARTY and A…MY NAME WILL ALWAYS BE ALICE (Boston). Other New York City directing work includes FOLLIES, WTC VIEW by Brian Sloan (starring Michael Urie) and BUMPING HEADS. He is a Drama League Directing Fellow and SDC member. 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.

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B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) J BRANSON (Scenic Designer) J Branson began his design association with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre with TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD. For over 18 years, J has been a Chicago-based designer working regionally in the U.S. National tour credits include THE MUSIC MAN, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and BRIGADOON. Past regional work includes HAIRSPRAY, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ, JEKYLL AND HYDE, CHESS, THE WIZARD OF OZ (Chicago’s After Dark award), CHILDREN OF EDEN, RAGS, ASSASSINS, GUYS & DOLLS and THE PAJAMA GAME. J has an array of industrial design credits, three National Addy Awards and has been honored with an After Dark award. HOLLY PAYNE (Costume Designer) Holly returns for her third show at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. Currently the costume director at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, she graduated with an MFA in costume design and technology from the University of Arkansas. She has designed at American Players Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee Shakespeare, Renaissance Theaterworks, Delaware Stage Company, the PTTP at the University of Delaware, University of Tulsa and Theatre Squared in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Thanks to a great cast and crew and to you for supporting live theatre in Milwaukee. HOLLY BLOMQUIST (Lighting Designer) Holly’s lighting design work this season includes REASONS TO BE PRETTY at Renaissance Theaterworks, THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION at Boulevard Ensemble and THRILL ME at In Tandem Theatre. Past work for MCT includes THE SWEETEST SWING IN BASEBALL and RABBIT HOLE. While lighting for theatre is her first love,

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Holly is fortunate to have a career which includes lighting designs for architectural projects. Locally, these include the new Milwaukee Rep Stiemke Theatre lobby, Wauwatosa Fire Station and the Pabst Brewery Parking Structure which earned LEED Gold for sustainable design. A big thank you to Michael and the rest of the MCT staff for such an enjoyable experience! BENJAMIN W. KOMISTRA (Properties Designer) Benjamin is excited to be making his debut with the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. He received his BA in theatre arts with a concentration in design and technology from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 2005. Since graduation he has designed props for over 25 productions at The Fireside Theatre in Fort Atkinson. He has also worked for theatres all over southeastern Wisconsin as a props designer, lighting designer, technical director, graphic artist, carpenter and electrician. MIKHAIL FIKSEL (Sound Designer) Mikhail Fiksel is delighted to make his debut with MCT. Based in Chicago, his recent credits include PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Hypocrites Theatre, TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT at Writers’ Theatre, THE WINTER PAGEANT, LAST OF MY SPECIES and THE CABINET at Redmoon Theater, 1001 and JON at CollaborAction, A WAR WITH THE NEWTS at Next Theatre, LIVING GREEN at Victory Gardens Theater, AWAKE AND SING at Northlight Theatre and MASSACRE at Goodman Theatre. Off-Broadway he designed for THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY at Second Stage. Internationally, design work includes Festival FILO (Londrina, Brazil) and THE FOOL (Arnhem, Holland). He has received four Joseph Jefferson Awards and an After Dark Award and has been nominated for the 2010 Henry Hewes Design Award for Sound Design.


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) JAMES FLETCHER (Fight Choreographer) Fletcher is the artistic director of the Bunny Gumbo Theatre Company. When not beating up his friends on stage, he’s busy directing, acting, writing and producing theatre in the city of Milwaukee. His next task is directing MCT’s staged reading of Eric Appleton’s new play, AMONG THE SQUIRRELS in March. KIRSTEN MULVEY (MCT Managing Director) Kirsten Mulvey is in her second 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. MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB (Original MAURITIUS Producer) Under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) has grown in three decades from a prolific Off-Off Broadway showcase into one of the country’s most acclaimed theatre organizations. Founded in 1970, MTC now includes a subscriber base of 20,000 and produces on Broadway in the recently restored Biltmore Theatre on West 47th Street and at the historic New York City Center complex on West 55th Street. Each season is distinguished by the

variety of the repertoire. In 2008, MTC’s Biltmore Theatre was renamed the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, after the pioneering Broadway publicist. MTC is committed to bringing theatre to the widest possible audience. Initiatives which enable MTC’s work to reach an ever-growing range of theatergoers include moving successful plays originally produced at MTC’s New York City Center home to larger Broadway or Off-Broadway venues for an extended run; originating certain productions in larger venues; collaborating with leading regional theatres to bring major new American plays to New York; and bringing student and family audiences to our theatres through the ambitious Education program.

The Montgomery Davis Play Development Series presents A staged reading of

AMONG THE SQUIRRELS by Eric Appleton

Monday, March 7 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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VIEWPOINTS Please join us Wednesday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation by arts journalist (and stamp enthusiast) Tom Strini. Mr. Strini will provide unique insight into the rarely discussed cultural phenomenon of philately, that is, stamp collecting, in conjunction with MAURITIUS. As a teenager, Strini experienced a brief but intense passion for stamps. The presentation is free and open to the public.  ViewPoints will take place in the The Skylight Bar & Bistro which will be open for dinner and refreshments beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 23. Reservations welcomed; call Kafevino at 414-224-4900.

M AU R I T I U S P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Director................................................................................................................Andrew Volkoff** Production Stage Manager.................................................................................... Judy Martel* Scenic Designer............................................................................................................... J Branson Costume Designer...................................................................................................... Holly Payne Lighting Designer...............................................................................................Holly Blomquist Properties Designer................................................................................................. Ben Komistra Sound Designer..................................................................................................Mikhail Fiksel*** Fight Choreographer...........................................................................................James Fletcher Production Manager/Company Manager.........................................................Brandy Kline Technical Director...................................................................................................... Rob Wagner Carpenters.......................................... Steve Gillingham, Alexander Moliere, Rob Wagner Scenic Charge Artist............................................................................................. Dan Schuchart Stage Management Intern.............................................................................. Colin Gawronski Deck Chief.................................................................................................................. Kat Danielsen Wardrobe Supervisor/Dresser........................................................................ Dana Brzezinski Master Electrician..................................................................................................Ryan Bertelson Studio Electrician...................................................................................................Kevin Connolly Light Board Operator................................................................................Katie Beth Whittaker AV Supervisor......................................................................................................................Gary Ellis *Performers appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. **

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*** Member of United Scenic Artists, local 829.


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 Intern.................................................................................................... Timothy 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 Weekend Supervisor...............................................................Renee Bastar, Bashir Nuruddin Box Office Assistants.................................................... Jess Jante, Jean Vogel, Gwen Zupan House Managers......................................................Lee Caracci, Carol Komassa, Bryce Lord, Cara McMullin, Laura Russart Custodians................................................ Paul Kaishian, Ana McHenry, Alexander Moliere

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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 January 25, 2010 and January 25, 2011. Gifts with an asterisk (*) indicate an increased gift or first time donor Platinum Tier Champions of Chamber $5,000 and above Anonymous (2) Assurant Health Foundation The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation* Briggs & Stratton Corporation Foundation, Inc. CAMPAC* City of Milwaukee Arts Board* Lynn Chappy* The Estate of Edith J. Frentzel* Mary Ann and Lloyd Gerlach Greater Milwaukee Foundation Cottrell Balding Fund Sempercor Foundation William and Alicia Schoeneich Arts and Culture Fund Tinsley Helton Charitable Trust Richard and Ethel 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 United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) Wisconsin Arts Board* Gold Tier Champions of Chamber $2,500-$4,999 Isabel L. Bader 14 Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Michael and Lyn Hamilton Jamshed and Deborah Patel David and Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation Wilfred W. Wollner, Jr. * Silver Tier Champions of Chamber $1,000-$2,499 Keith and Paula Anderson* Anonymous (2) Nancy Balcer Patty and Larry Compton Donald A. Cress Pat and Phil Crump Gardner Foundation GE Foundation Matching Gifts Program Michael and Kelly Grebe Evan and Marion Helfaer Foundation Ruth DeYoung Kohler Pam Kriger John E. and Nancy Larson Phoebe R. and John D. Lewis Foundation Sally and Robb Marks The Faye McBeath Foundation Douglas and Annette Mickelson Jim and Gwen Plunkett Lucy and Jack Rosenberg Charitable Funds Carol and Kevin Schuele Target Michael Wright and Ray Jivoff Bettie Zillman $500-$999 Actors’ Equity Foundation, Inc. Jerome and Debbie Aronson* Carolee C. Beutler Karen and Bill Boyd Diane and Jeff Carlin-Bartel Greg Chrisafis Cathy and Mario Costantini* Roger and Regina Dirksen* Patrick and Julia Fennelly* Richard and Vickie Katschke Frank Lococo* Ken and Maggie Lukow* John Mahony and Evelyn

Burdick Guy and Mary Jo McDonald* Sara and Christopher Meadows* Donna and Tony Meyer* Dan Mooney and Maxine Wishner Paul Nausieda and Evonne Winston Debbie and Jim Pavletich* PyraMax Bank Gordana and Milan Racic Kathy and Craig Rotta Marsha Ruth Sehler* John Shannon and Jan Serr Fred and Anne Stratton Kathleen 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 Richard and Sara Aster* Marilyn M. Auer* Richard P. and Diana Barthel* Donna and Don Baumgartner* Ralph H. Bielenberg Barb and Mort Blutstein* Jill and Frits Broekhuizen Carol Z. Dolphin* Don Ellingsen Patrick and Julia Fennelly Robert Ferriday and Barbara McMath in honor of C. Michael Wright Janet and Thomas Garcia* Allan and Marlene Gustafson Bett C. Jacquart Charles and Mary Kamps Janice Kilbride* Herbert H. Kohl Charities, Inc. Ely Leichtling and Sally Merrell Kirsten L. Mulvey* Randall E. Lindert Ken and Maggie Lukow Margot Peters* Ruth Schudson Roger and Margery Senn Robert Spencer


D O N O R S ( c o n t .) $100-$249 Helen S. Adelt Tom and Zita Allen AT&T Matching Gift Program Glendon and Susanne Bogdon Jill and Frits Broekhuizen Jess Brownell and Shirley Conlon Mary Buerger* Jean A. Collins in honor of David Paris* Mary and James Connelly Mary Daly and Michael Baniak Margaret Dethloff* Sue Dinsmoor Edward Doemland* Penelope Egan Ann Marie and Len Fabos* Barbara and William Fernholz David S. Flores Jane M. Foster* Drs. James and Margo Frey David Gaura and Candace Hoffmann* Peter and Betsy Goldberg Kathleen Golden* Brent and Mary Sharon Gregory* Norm and Daryl Grier* Rachel and Dennis Hafemann* Dale Hagan Ron Halvorsen and Janet Petrik Margarete and David Harvey* Marilyn Hempel* Burt and Lynn Hoffman* Drs. William and Mary Alice Houghton* Mary and Charles Kamps Cindy and Michael Katzoff* Miriam Kerndt Anne Klug* Barbara Brown Lee Justine Leonard Elinor Lichtman* David and Mary Ann Lillich* Helen and David MacGregor Dawne and Ray Manista Audrey A. Mann Lee Marquardt* Christine Martin Jan and Vince Martin Debra L. Miller* Howard and Sara Miller Jequitta Molot* Lucia and Jack Murtaugh Denis and Jeanette Nathan*

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Now I lay me down to...never mind.

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D O N O R S ( c o n t .) Toni Paris* Dennis and Rebecca Pelzek* Warren and Dorothy Ann Phinney Roberta Piper Eugene S. Pocernich* Larry and Bobbi Polacheck Katherine Privatt Michelle Puzin Mooney Sharon Quinn* Philip D. Reifenberg* Dennis Hennessey and Linda Roethlisberger 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 Gilbert Southwell* Peter Stoddard* Judith E. Swanson Roberta Tacke

John and Gina Taucher* Rev. Philip and Suzanne Talmage John and Gina Taucher* Stuart C. Tentoni* Valerie Tenut Tim and Kathy Tiefenthaler* Stephen and Jane Turner Chris Vanseth* Necia Wallace Jim Ward* Mary M. Wegener* Bill Weida and Jane Davis Weida Marian M. Weinberg Russell and Alyce Weiss* John and Lynn Wellinghoff* Michael A. West* Frank and Audrey Wickert* Howard and Jane Zeft Daniel and Katherine Zens* Allyn Ziegenhagen and Lorraine Croft* In-kind donors Karen Aaron Marilyn M. Auer Chili Lili’s Chili Bar Club Charlies

Cindy Cooper Sonia Danuser Pam Frautschi and Richard Ippolito Amy Geyser Inez and Gene Gilbert Kathleen Golden Maggi Gordon Lyn Hamilton George and Angela Jacobi 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

2 010 - 2 011 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 January 25, 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 Marks Sally Marks Guy and Mary Jo McDonald David A. Paris Mickey Ripp Ruth Schudson (honorary) Kevin Schuele C. Michael Wright Angel ($100-499) Keith and Paula Anderson Gladys Chmiel Pamela Frautschi and Richard Ippolito Michael and Kelly Grebe Pat and Jerry Groth Dale Hagan Angela and George Jacobi Dan Mooney and Maxine Wishner George and Julie Mosher

Lucia and Jack Murtaugh Carol Dolphin and Mary Theresa and Robert Muselman Knudten Jamshed and Deborah Patel Janet and Thomas Garcia George and Martha Wolz Virginia Georgieff Kathy Golden Benefactor ($50-99) Mary Anne Gross Jill and Frits Broekhuizen Richard and Vicki Katschke Donna Jordahl David Keen and Judy Perkins Pat and Tony Busalacchi Pam Kriger Pat and Phil Crump Sandy Laedtke Linda Gaalaas and George Sally A. Lemke Gurria Martine Meyer Bett C. Jacquart Vicki Michel Kathleen Ryan Johnston Michael and Shirley Mosesson Marianna Markowetz Jane O’Connell Michelle Puzin Mooney Debbie and Jim Pavletich Katherine Smith Ellie Pollock Michael Proft Member ($25-49) Pat and Allen Rieselbach Karen Aaron Ronald and Sandy Roller George Affeldt Kathy Rotta Jerome and Debbie Aronson Joicelyn and Jeff Schwager Alan and Rose Marie Baron Sandra M. Seymour Barb and Mort Blutstein Richard Stefanik Janet Burroway and Peter Max and Tybie Taglin Ruppert Tim and Kathy Tiefenthaler Diane Carlin-Bartel Margaret Tode Lynn Chappy Mary M. Wegener Cathy Costantini Joan C. Wiegand Sonia Danuser Barbara and Ted Wiley Milwaukee Chamber Theatre 17


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 taxdeductible contribution. Contact the box office to donate your tickets. Discounts: Students and seniors receive $5.00 off the regular ticket price. Half-price rush tickets are available 30 minutes prior to curtain. Group Discounts: Groups of 10 or more can receive tickets at a group rate. Contact Cara McMullin at 414.276.8842 x114 or cara@chamber-theatre.com Concessions: The Skylight Bar & Bistro, operated by Kafevino. CABOT THEATRE PERFORMANCES: The Skylight 18 Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Bar & Bistro on the second floor is open two hours before performances and during intermission.  Patrons can enjoy full bar service and preperformance 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 be seated at a suitable break in the performance. Inclement Weather: MCT does not offer refunds or cancel or reschedule performances due to inclement weather. Special Patron Services: Contact the box office, 414.291.7800, to arrange for seating in wheelchair accessible locations. Infrared hearing devices are available for Cabot Theatre productions; see house manager to use a hearing device.


I N F O ( c o n t .) Food & Beverages: Eating and drinking is not permitted in the Cabot Theatre.

Talkbacks: Fun and informative discussions with cast members are regularly scheduled following Thursday evening performances.

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. 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.

Ushers: Volunteers interested in ushering should contact the house manager at 414.291.7811 x250 or housemgr@skylightopera.com Support MCT: To become a donor contact Milwaukee Chamber Theatre at 414.276.8842 or amy@ chamber-theatre.com or visit milwaukeechambertheatre.com 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

MILWAUKEE CHAMBER THEATRE presents

Young Playwrights Festival 2010-2011 Presenting three short plays written by talented area high school students the winners of our Young Playwrights Competition

YOU’LL NEVER UNDERSTAND

A ROSE FOR MRS. KEMP

by Emlyn Dornemann, by Melody Hardman, Montessori IB HS Rufus King IB HS Directed by Directed by Laura Webb Michelle Lopez-Rios

MISDIRECTED HAPPINESS by Alyssa Cumpton, Homestead HS Directed by Michael Cotey

March 17-19 @ 7:30 p.m., March 20 @ 2:00 p.m. Broadway Theatre Center’s Studio Theatre, 158 N. Broadway

Tickets 414.291.7800 milwaukeechambertheatre.com Tickets $15 adult; $10 student/senior/MCT subscriber

Sponsored by The Faye McBeath Foundation, City of Milwaukee Arts Board & Target Milwaukee Chamber Theatre 19


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