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CAST & PRODUCTION CAST (IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE) Phil Ridarelli*...............................................................................................................Speed Marc Grapey*.............................................................................................................Murray Bruce Jarchow*...............................................................................................................Roy William Dick*............................................................................................................... Vinnie George Wendt*.........................................................................................Oscar Madison Tim Kazurinsky*...............................................................................................Felix Ungar Katherine Keberlein.........................................................................Gwendolyn Pigeon Molly Glynn*................................................................................................. Cecily Pigeon Understudies: William Dick* (Felix), Marc Grapey* (Oscar), Dennis Grimes (Vinnie/Roy), Loretta Rezos (Gwendolyn/Cecily) Understudies will not substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance. *Member of the Actors Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

The Odd Couple will be performed with one 15-minute intermission.

ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION STAFF Casting Director............................................................................................... Lynn Baber Production Dramaturg......................................................................Dr. Kristin Leahey Assistant Dramaturg................................................................Brandy Reichenberger Assistant to the Director............................................................................... Cody Estle Stage Management Intern................................................................. Kevin McDonald

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PROGRAM NOTES FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR I’ll admit it. I am the last guy in America to experience The Odd Couple. Until George Wendt, Tim Kazurinsky and I talked about it, I had never read it, nor seen the play, the film or the TV show. When the opportunity came up to work with these guys, bringing George back to Northlight for the first time since Rounding Third, I quickly got the play off my shelf and read it. I was surprised. The play premiered when I was in ninth grade, 1965. At that time, my theatre-going experience was limited to family trips to The Metropolitan Opera, when it visited, and Shakespeare at The Cleveland Play House. 1965 was a time of transition for America: President Kennedy was assassinated, Vietnam escalated to full-on war, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, The Beatles arrived on Ed Sullivan, and Betty Friedan’s Feminine Mystique ushered in the second Wave of the Women’s Movement. The wheels of change began to turn. So last year, as I read The Odd Couple for the first time, I was delighted by its deft skill, not just of the comedy, which in Neil Simon’s hands is peerless, but of its sensitive humanity, craftsmanship and deep revelation of character. It occurred to me that these two men, who probably came of age in the 1950s and who were being shown the door by their wives, were likely oblivious to the swirl of personal growth and self-realization that was whipping around them. This play could not have existed had it not been for all of those surrounding elements. And when you see it afresh, as a snapshot of a shifting cultural moment captured by an extraordinary writer, it is a revelation. The Odd Couple is a classic, a mid-century icon. And while I may be one of the last to experience it, I think that’s going to be really useful. It will make me work harder to map out this journey, to find ways to activate it that will be refreshing and surprising for our audience. For me, and our cast, we hope to revitalize the play with a sharp eye on these characters’ flaws, and an open heart for their bumbling attempts to change. We hope to hit the refresh button on Simon’s seminal work, while paying homage to his brilliant career. And of course, there is no one better to do that with than George, Tim, Bruce, Marc, Bill, Phil, Molly, and Katherine – what a cast!

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KRISTIN LEAHEY: What attracted you to The Odd Couple? GEORGE WENDT: Most people, of all ages, have a familiarity with it, and the writing is textbook comedy. And the chance to work with Tim seals the deal because we have a long history together. God forbid, we were ever forced to live with each other; I’m sure there would be some similar tension as seen in The Odd Couple. TIM KAZURINSKY: We were together in the same cast at Second City and wanted to reunite again. Quite frankly, there are probably more laughs per square inch in this play than just about any play ever written. Also, we’re much too young for Simon’s The Sunshine Boys. KL: When else have you worked together? TK: I wrote the film for TV, Strange Relations, which George appeared in, and I was ever so glad for that. I saw him onstage in the London production of Yasmina Reza’s Art, and the producer of the film was with me. He said, “Boy! Wouldn’t George be great as the best friend for Paul Reiser in this movie?” And I said, “Yes! Why don’t I ask him?” It happened – thank God – it was wonderful! GW: With Second City, you say you leave but you never really leave. It’s like the Marines. They always bring you back; you’re on active reserve. We’ve been called up into service for various charity events, or corporate events, and outright theatrical gigs, like in Vienna. TK: We did a couple of weeks in Vienna, which was just a riot. We did The Cat Laughs Comedy Festival in Kilkenny, Ireland a couple of times—we like to get together at the drop of a hat. GW: We played the Ravinia Festival with an interpretation of Casey at the Bat. During the 1980s with Second City, we played the Murray Theatre on evenings after the Chicago Symphony 6


for about an hour, so people could avoid the traffic. We followed the Chicago Symphony; or as we like to put it: the Chicago Symphony opened for us. KL: What do you think about the current state of Chicago theatre? TK: I think that there’s probably no better town for theatre in the world. It’s more accessible here than just about anyplace else, and more affordable. KL: How do you feel about improvising in comparison to performing in a straight play? TK: I think the best thing about it is, if you go up on your lines in a play, you don’t panic quite as much, as a result of improv training. Working at Second City, we did all sorts of work – dramatic, horror, some sentimental. We never say, “I’m a comedian,” or, “I’m a comic”—we’re actors above all, and writers. The improv training really taps into your writer skills because you’re writing on your feet. GW: Some of the very fundamental things, which are vital at Second City, are listening and focus: when you give focus and when you take focus. Both foster a strong ensemble. As a result, we’re generally good in an ensemble. KL: You’ve previously worked with many of the ensemble of The Odd Couple. TK: Bruce Jarchow was in our cast in 1978, and he’s playing Roy in the show, and we know Marc Grapey, who’s playing Murray, the cop. There’s something about that dysfunctional family of Second City, and the family feel of theatre in Chicago. You run into these people at weddings, funerals, circumcisions, Bar Mitzvahs…It’s a big family. KL: George, the last time you appeared at Northlight was in Rounding Third, yes? GW: I loved working on Rounding Third. The playwright Richard Dresser is just

PROGRAM NOTES Director BJ Jones and the cast of The Odd Couple at first rehearsal.

so funny and his work is really thoughtprovoking. And it was such a treat to work with BJ Jones, who is just a titan in the rehearsal hall. KL: Have either of you met Neil Simon? GW: I have, a couple of times! I couldn’t believe he knew who I was. He is very warm and genuine, and it blew me away just to be at a party with him. TK: I met Paul Simon. Not the singer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. GW: I think he actually played him, too. With the bow tie. KL: Do you think we’ve entered a new frontier of political satire with comic news programs such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report? TK: Well, at the Emmys, one of the acceptors for The Game Change, the Sarah Palin film, said that it’s hard to produce political satire on major networks. Cable shows such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report and Real Time with Bill Maher are able to be political. GW: Speaking of the networks: Saturday Night Live (SNL) does a pretty good job, lately, but it just occurred to me recently that they’re really playing with one hand tied behind their backs in terms of timing. If something happens on a Monday, by Saturday night Colbert and Stewart have chewed it up and spit it out so many times. Also with Conan O’Brien

and Jimmy Kimmel and David Letterman, so there’s almost nothing left for SNL. It’s kind of tough for them, really. KL: Tim, you just appeared in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. TK: I did Midsummer and then Hairspray in Chicago. KL: Are you a singer? TK: No, I’m not. That was my first musical. But George did Hairspray on Broadway. GW: We can sing, we just don’t have proper Broadway stage singing voices. But as I always say, “We do what we’re told.” They say, “Hit this note,” and you do it. TK: I have a new desire to do Hairspray one time before I die with George as Edna and me as Wilbur, if you can ever get into high heels again. GW: You know, I don’t know if I have another Edna left in me. TK: If you do, I’m there, honey! GW: (sings) You’re timeless to me! TK: You’re timeless to me, babe. (both laugh)



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PROFILES William Dick (Vinnie) Chicago credits: Hearts: The Forward Observer (Northlight); Timon of Athens, The Madness of George lll, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, Cymbeline, Troilus and Cressida, The Two Noble Kinsmen, A Flea in Her Ear, Much Ado About Nothing, The Merchant of Venice (Chicago Shakespeare); The Pitmen Painters (TimeLine); End Days, Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Next); A Christmas Carol (Drury Lane); Moonlight and Magnolias, House and Garden, The Goat or Who is Sylvia? (Goodman); We All Went Down to Amsterdam (Steppenwolf). Regional credits: Milwaukee Repertory, Michigan Public Theatre, Studio Arena Theatre and Los Angeles Theatre Center. Film: The Company, Ice Harvest, Stranger Than Fiction, The Break Up, The Merry Gentleman, Fred Claus, The Express, and the upcoming OZ-The Great and Powerful. Molly Glynn (Cecily Pigeon) is delighted to return to Northlight, where she appeared in Permanent Collection. Credits include: Middletown, Orange Flower Water, Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Steppenwolf); The Uneasy Chair (Writers’); Maple and Vine, The Boarding House (Next); Kate in Short Shakes! The Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare); Unnecessary Farce, The Comedy of Errors (First Folio); Love and Drowning (16th Street Theater); Heritage, Strictly Dishonorable (American Blues); That Was Then,

And Neither Have I Wings to Fly (Seanachai Theatre); Suburban Motel, Hellcab (Famous Door); and work at Goodman, Remy Bumppo, Apple Tree, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble. TV/Film: Boss (Starz), Early Edition (CBS), Something Better Somewhere Else, No Sleep ‘til Madison. Molly is happily married to actor Joe Foust. Marc Grapey (Murray) Northlight debut. Elsewhere: The Iceman Cometh, Race, Vigils, Griller (Goodman); Mizlansky/Zilinsky, The Chosen, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Oblivion (Steppenwolf); Equivocation, At Home at the Zoo, Class Dismissed, I Sailed with Magellan (Victory Gardens); Richard III, The Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare), Hitting for the Cycle, The Homecoming, Early and Often (Famous Door); also appearances at Drury Lane Oakbrook, Writers’ Theatre, Next Theatre and Actors Theatre of Louisville. Broadway debut opposite Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick in The Odd Couple. Two time Joseph Jefferson Award Nominee. Film: Superbad, Adventureland, The Daytrippers, Ali, At Any Price. Television: The West Wing, Arrested Development, Two and a Half Men, and most notably as J.J. Mitchell on Sex and the City. Bruce Jarchow (Roy) got his start at The Second City with Tim and George where he won a Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance in Well I’m Off to the Thirty Years War in 1981. His Chicago theater credits include NORTHLIGHT THEATRE |


PROFILES Chicago Conspiracy Trial (Remains); David Mamet’s Lake Boat, The Water Engine and Edmund (Goodman). New York credits include Edmund, True West, and Sills & Company. He has made over 40 TV appearances including Seinfeld, ER, Desperate Housewives, Parks and Recreation, and Boss. His over 20 film credits include Ghost, The Doctor, Outbreak, Continental Divide and The Weatherman. In 2011 Bruce and his wife Nancy wrote, produced and starred in their own show, Been There, Still There. He grew up in Northbrook and is a Cubs fan. Tim Kazurinsky (Felix Ungar) In his Northlight debut, Tim couldn’t be happier being teamed up with his 1978 Second City castmates George Wendt and Bruce Jarchow. Other stage credits include: Sexual Perversity Among the Buffalo, Another Fine Pickle, Freud Slipped Here, and I Remember Dada (Second City); The Bicycle Men (Lakeshore Theatre); and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Shakespeare). TV credits include: Saturday Night Live 1981-84 (NBC), Big City Comedy (NBC), Dinner at Eight (TCM), The Princess and the Pea (Faerie Tale Theatre), According to Jim (ABC), Still Standing (CBS), Early Edition (CBS), Married With Children (FOX), Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO). Film credits include: My Bodyguard, Continental Divide, Neighbors, About Last Night..., Somewhere In Time, The Cherokee Kid, Shakes the Clown, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, and Police Academy II, III, & IV. Screenwriting credits include: About Last Night…, For Keeps, The Cherokee Kid, and Strange Relations. 12 | NORTHLIGHT THEATRE

Katherine Keberlein (Gwendolyn Pigeon) This is Katherine’s debut with Northlight Theatre. Katherine worked most recently with Circle Theatre in When the Rain Stops Falling, which will play again at the Greenhouse Theatre January/February, 2013, and with Steppenwolf (understudy in Clybourne Park), Profiles (Janine in 50 Words – Jeff nomination for Principal Actress in a Play) and Oracle Theatre as the title character in Ironmistress. She has worked with Oak Park Festival Theatre, Remy Bumppo, Provision Theatre, Theater at the Center, Illinois Theatre Center, Light Opera Works and Buffalo Theatre Ensemble. She is a member of SAG with numerous commercial and independent film credits. Katherine travels internationally to perform classic American music as a vocalist with TrioChicago & Friends. Phil Ridarelli (Speed) received his BFA in Acting from The Theatre School. He is a proud member of The Neo-Futurists performing Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind since its inception in ‘89. He is pleased to return to Northlight where he created the role of Carl in Lonely Planet directed by the author Steven Dietz. Other roles: The Mystery of Irma Vep (Madison Rep), Battle of the Bands (Victory Gardens), and the European Premiere of The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? at Vienna’s English Theatre directed by Pam McKinnon. This performance is dedicated to Mary Ridarelli, who taught me the importance of...timing.

PROFILES George Wendt (Oscar) Broadway credits include: Elf, Art, Hairspray. London credits include: Art. OffBroadway credits include: An Empty Plate at the Café du Grande Boeuf (Primary Stages), Wild men (West Side Theatre). National Tour: Twelve Angry Men (Roundabout). Chicago credits include: Rounding Third (Northlight), The Second City, Wild Men, Bleacher Bums (Organic Theatre Company). Oodles of film and television, most notably Cheers (Six Emmy Nominations). BJ Jones (Director/Northlight Artistic Director) is in his 15th season as Artistic Director of Northlight Theatre where he directed the world premieres of The Outgoing Tide (Jeff Nomination – Best Director), Lady, Better Late, Rounding Third with George Wendt, and Sky Girls, as well as productions of Grey Gardens, Season’s Greetings, The Lady with All the Answers, A Skull in Connemara, The Cripple of Inishmaan, and The Lieutenant of Inishmore. He has guided the world premieres of The Last Five Years, The Gamester, and Studs Terkel’s ‘The Good War’. Other Chicago directorial credits include: Pitmen Painters (Jeff Nomination – Best Director, Timeline), A Number (Next), 100 Saints You Should Know (Steppenwolf), The Dresser (Body Politic). Regional: Glengarry Glen Ross (Suzie Bass Nominee - Best Director, Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre), Enchanted April (Asolo Theatre), and productions at Cherry Lane Theatre NY, Galway Arts Festival, Baltimore Center Stage, and Utah Shakespeare Festival. As a performer, Mr. Jones is a two-time Jeff Award winner

and has appeared at Northlight, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Court, and other theatres throughout Chicago. Film/TV credits include The Fugitive, Body Double, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Early Edition, Cupid and Turks, among others. Neil Simon (Playwright) An American playwright and screenwriter, Neil Simon is widely regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world. Mr. Simon is the recipient of numerous awards for his work, including the Pulitzer Prize (Lost In Yonkers), Tony Awards (The Odd Couple, Biloxi Blues, Lost In Yonkers, and a special Tony Award For Overall Contribution To The Theatre), Emmy Awards (The Sid Caesar Show and The Phil Silvers Show), and Writers Guild Screen Awards (The Odd Couple and The Out-OfTowners). Nominations: Tonys (Little Me; Barefoot in the Park; Plaza Suite; Promises, Promises; The Last of the Red Hot Lovers; Brighton Beach Memoirs; Broadway Bound; Lost in Yonkers and the musical The Goodbye Girl), a Writers Guild Laurel Award, an American Comedy Award for Lifetime Achievement, a Writers Guild Screen Award (Barefoot in the Park), an Oscar (The Odd Couple), an Evening Standard, a Sam S. Shubert Foundation Award, Kennedy Center Honors, a UCLA Medal, a Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award and a William Inge Theater Festival award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater. Simon is the author of plays and musicals, including Come Blow Your Horn, Sweet Charity, The Star-Spangled Girl, Plaza Suite, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Sunshine Boys, Rumors, Jake’s Women, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, London Suite, Proposals, and The Dinner Party, among others. Select screenwriting NORTHLIGHT THEATRE | 13

PROFILES credits: The Cheap Detective, Seems Like Old Times, Murder by Death, and The Star-Spangled Girl, and others, including film adaptations of many of his plays. Select television credits: The Tallulah Bankhead Show and ABC’s Broadway Bound. Jack Magaw (Set Design) most recently designed scenery for Black Pearl Sings! at Northlight. Other Chicago and regional theatre design credits: I Just Stopped by to See the Man (Alliance Theatre); Circle Mirror Transformation (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Pippin and The Whipping Man (Kansas City Repertory); Superior Donuts (Geva Theatre); Gee’s Bend (Cincinnati Playhouse); Murder on the Nile and Opus (Peninsula Players Theatre); and Jitney (Court). Seven Jefferson Award nominations include designs for The Caretaker (Writers’), In the Next Room (Victory Gardens) and Disgraced (American Theatre Company). Upcoming projects: Little Gem (City Theatre of Pittsburgh) and Clybourne Park (CenterStage Baltimore). Jack is married to director Kimberly Senior and teaches design at both DePaul and Northwestern universities. Rachel Laritz (Costume Design) is thrilled to be joining Northlight for the tenth time after designing [title of show], Ten Chimneys, Season’s Greetings, The Outgoing Tide, Sense & Sensibility, Low Down Dirty Blues, A Life, Po Boy Tango, and Better Late. Off-Broadway: Pearl Theatre. Regional Theatre: Utah Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre Louisville, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Remy Bumppo, Court Theatre, Peninsula Players, Timeline, Route 66, Next Act, Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Skylight Opera, Children’s Theatre Madison, and the University of Michigan. Other professional credits include: NBC’s 14 | NORTHLIGHT THEATRE

Law & Order, American Players Theatre, Chicago Opera Theatre, Garsington Opera (London, England) and the Spoleto Festival USA. Rachel is a recipient of a 2011 Emerging Artist Alumni Award from the University of Michigan and a 2009 Jeff Award for Voysey Inheritance. JR Lederle (Lighting Design) Northlight credits include Ten Chimneys, Season’s Greetings, The Outgoing Tide and Better Late (both also at the Galway Arts Festival, Ireland), A Life, Grey Gardens, The Retreat From Moscow, Lady. Other work has been seen at Lookingglass, Victory Gardens, About Face, Remy Bumppo, Writers’, Steppenwolf, and Walkabout. JR designed lighting for seven years of the Steppenwolf Traffic Series, and five Steppenwolf performances in Chicago’s Millennium Park. He has served as head of the Lighting Department at Steppenwolf since 1995. Andrew Hansen (Original Music and Sound Design) returns to Northlight where he previously collaborated on The Outgoing Tide, She Stoops to Conquer and Mauritius. Andy is an Associate Artist at TimeLine Theatre where he has been designing since 1999. Recent productions include 33 Variations, Wasteland, and A Walk in the Woods at Timeline, A Little Night Music at Writers’ Theatre, and A Christmas Carol at The Goodman. Regionally he has composed for American Players Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Summer Shakespeare at Notre Dame, and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. Laura D. Glenn (Production Stage Manager) celebrates her eleventh year working with BJ and Northlight, where credits include Ten Chimneys, Season’s Greetings, Sense & Sensibility, A Life, Souvenir, Better Late (also

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As a professional, non-profit theatre, we are called to make great art, not make profits. And in order to do that, we must subsidize the cost of our work through philanthropy. Gifts support the artistic vision of Northlight, a vision for which ticket sales alone cannot provide. Supporting new work, being bold, taking risks . . . this is all part of producing great theatre. We are not driven by ticket sales but rather by a relentless pursuit of artistic excellence, for that is what defines great theatre. And that is what makes us Northlight.

Pictured (l-r): Thomas J. Cox, Rondi Reed and John Mahoney, The Outgoing Tide, 2011.


SHOW YOUR NORTHLIGHT SPIRIT Become a member of our Annual Fund (gifts under $1,000) or Artistic Circle (gifts of $1,000+) with a gift by December 31 Become an Individual Production Sponsor for one of this season’s mainstage shows To donate or learn more, contact Associate Director of Development Andria Venezia at or 847.324.1613


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Timothy P. Sullivan, Chairman Susan Karol, President Dan Peterson, Vice President Rahul Roy, Secretary Eileen Frank, Treasurer Gerhard Bette Michael R. Callahan* Timothy J. Evans Howard A. Feinstein Michael Guerra Freddi Greenberg BJ Jones Paul Lehman* Jennifer Newton Evelyn Salk* Robert S. Silver Bob Silverman Thomas D. Stringer Greg Taubeneck Matthew Udoni Michael Pauken, ex officio Norman Rosen, ex officio

Joan Barr Smith*, Chair Steven J. Bernstein Karl Berolzheimer H. Woods Bowman Margo Brown Joe Cappo Jack Crocker Stephen Engelman Paul Finnegan* Craig Golden Eleanor Hall Lynn Hiestand Harry J. Lennix James Lytle Max McGee Steve Mullins* Mike Nussbaum Sheldon Patinkin Merril Prager Sandra Rosenbloom Esther Saks* David Seidman*

Trimmy Stamell* Susan Van Dusen Patricia Vile Bernice Weissbourd George Wendt ASSOCIATES BOARD

Jennifer Newton, Chair Noah Eisner Ross Erlebacher Randal Hamburg Lesli Jennings Hannah Olsen Leslie Schreiber Abby Strauss Chris Walsh *Past President/Chairperson

DONORS Northlight Theatre is deeply grateful to the following contributors for their generous support. This list reflects gifts received August 1, 2011 through October 1, 2012. If you would like your name to appear differently or prefer to remain anonymous, please contact Carrie Cole at 847.324.1616 or CORPORATIONS, FOUNDATIONS & GOVERNMENT AGENCIES Premiere Sponsors $20,000 and above ComEd Edgerton Foundation BMO Harris Bank The John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation The Offield Family Foundation The Shubert Foundation, Inc. Timothy & Susanne Sullivan Family Foundation Executive Sponsors $10,000-$19,999 Draftfcb Chicago Illinois Arts Council Kirkland & Ellis Foundation Madison Dearborn Partners North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Foundation Nuveen Investments The Pauls Foundation The Daniel F. & Ada L. Rice Foundation

Presenting Sponsors $5,000-$9,999 The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Ernst & Young Evanston Community Foundation The Homestead/Quince at the Homestead Mid-Atlantic Foundation USArtists International Sanborn Family Foundation Tom Stringer Design Partners Lead Sponsors $2,500-$4,999 Arts Midwest Touring Fund Bloomingdale’s Fund of the Macy’s Foundation First Bank & Trust of Evanston McKinsey & Company Chicago Room and Board The Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation Sponsors $1,000 - $2,499 The Allyn Foundation Blackman Kallick Bartelstein, LLP

Florida Association of Medical Staff Services Gand Music and Sound The Irving Harris Foundation The Joyce Foundation Modestus Bauer Foundation Polk Bros Foundation Skokie Fine Arts Commission Target Under $1,000 Francis Beidler III and Prudence R. Beidler Foundation GoodSearch Illinois Risk Management Services Massachusetts Association of Medical Staff Services Mole-Richardson Co. Morrisey Associates, Inc. NAMSS New York State Association of Medical Staff Services North Shore Community Bank & Trust Professional Facilities Management, Inc.


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NORTHLIGHT SUPPORTERS Matching Gift Companies Bank of America Computing Technology Industry Association, Inc. Markel Corporation Nuveen Investments Océ North America, Inc. PepsiCo Foundation Polk Bros Foundation NORTHLIGHT ARTISTIC CIRCLE Executive Producers $25,000 and above Anonymous Gerhard & Kathy Bette Paul Lehman & Ronna Stamm Dan & Melanie Peterson Evelyn Salk Timothy & Susanne Sullivan Family Foundation Producers $10,000 - $24,999 Mr. & Mrs. Nick Alexos Michael & Joan Callahan Freddi Greenberg & Daniel Pinkert BJ Jones & Candy Corr Carol & Steve Mullins M. J. O’Brien Family Foundation Merle Reskin Greg & Anne Taubeneck Family Fund Matt & Christine Udoni Tim & Sue Sullivan Playwrights $5,000 - $9,999 Sandra Barnett-White & Jim White Julie & Josh Chernoff Kathy & Stuart Edwards Robert & Maurita Freas Susan Karol & Glenn Warning Carole & Joseph Levy Hugo & Lois Melvoin Rahul & Anuradhika Roy Robert S. & Sandra G. Silver Thomas D. Stringer & Scott E. Waller Directors $2,500 - $4,999 Anonymous (1) Joyce Chelberg Richard & Catherine Corr Bernard Dowling Howard Feinstein & Brenda Hansen Eileen & Peter Frank in memory of Arthur Klawans The Friedland Family in memory of Waldo & Lucille Friedland Samuel & Ann Mencoff Sam & Marianne Oliva Merril Prager & John Levine Carol Saunders & Greg Harbaugh Gloria Yuen

Designers $1,000 - $2,499 Anonymous (2) Larry & Mary Boeder Douglas R. Brown Colleen & Joe Chappelle Lynne Curtis Joseph Danno Timothy & Jane Evans Chris & Karen Felix Paul & Mary Finnegan Cameron & Emily Jones Eleanor Northrop Hall Suzanne & Jim Kenney Klaff Family Foundation John Mahoney Colon McLean & Matthew Holt Charlie & Nancy McPike Elyce & Mark Metzner Audrey & Robert Morris Ellen K Munro in honor of John Mahoney Jordan & Jean Nerenberg Jennifer Newton Tom & Karen O’Keefe Norma Olsen Sanford & Jody Perl Frank Quinn Mr. & Mrs. Joel Radakovitz Mimi & Craig Roeder Colleen Hughes & Donald Rothschild in honor of BJ Jones Esther S. Saks in honor of Evelyn Salk, and Paul Lehman & Ronna Stamm Susan & Tim Salisbury Francis Sheahen Lynn & Douglas Steffen Andrew & Rosemary Thomas Jim Thompson Jim & Kim Walsh Bernice Weissbourd INDIVIDUAL ANNUAL FUND DONORS Partners $500 - $999 Anonymous (1) Ellen & Richard Anderson A.R.T. League, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Ronald R. Baade Diane & Karl Berolzheimer Frank & Barb Brady Mary Anne & Joe Cappo Lloyd & Monica Cassidy Mr. Frank Cella & Mr. Trev Minnaert in honor of Neal Moglin & Mark Tendam John Cialone & David Seleb Marvin R. Cohen & Jane Richman in honor of Paul Lehman & Ronna Stamm Roz & Seth Eisner in honor of Noah Eisner Stephen & Betsy Engelman Ross & Susie Erlebacher Mark Evans & Maureen Moran Thomas & Patricia Gahlon Emily & Kevin Hansen Molly & Scott Hansen

Tim & Trude Harrington in honor of Michael Callahan Lynn Hiestand Janet & Brian Hoffman Mr. & Mrs. Horner Donna & Steven Horwitz Vivian S. Kaplan Kennedy Family Foundation Dennis & Barbara Kessler Bonnie & Jay Lytle Ms. Libby Adler Mages Ted & Almeda Maynard Peter McGuire & Kate Briand Bill & Maureen McInerny John & Linnea Mead Robert & Linda Meyers Bill & Pepe Miller Neal Moglin & Mark Tendam Mike & Gina Moorman Adele & Seymour Neems Hon. Sheila O’Brien & Hon. Wayne Andersen in honor of BJ Jones Joe O’Leary Erica Regunberg & Rob Dann Norman & Sally Rosen Jonathan & Piper Rothschild Valerie M. Rothschild Stan & Kay Schlozman in honor of Paul Lehman Dr. G. Stephen & Ellen Scholly David & Christine Seidman Anita & Praba Sinha Diane Sobel Eleanor Springer Neal & Trimmy Stamell Avy & Marcie Stein Abby Strauss Mr. & Mrs. John W. Taylor III William Vickers in memory of Robert E. Abbott Patricia Vile Julie Womack Seymour Zitomersky & Barbara LaSpesa Advocates $250 - $499 Anonymous (5) Robert & Barbara Agdern in honor of Freddi Greenberg & Daniel Pinkert Eve & Maurice Alfille Mr. & Mrs. Kirk Allen in honor of Neal Moglin & Mark Tendam Wally Bobkiewicz Robert & Sara Brenner Greg Cameron & Greg Thompson in honor of Thomas D. Stringer & Scott E. Waller Richard Campbell Ron & Mary Charles Lynn & Robert Clark Ellen Collar David & Kathy Cudnowski John Dainauskas Barbara & Peter DeBerge Natasha Deutsch Deanna Dunagan Mr. & Mrs. Eldred DuSold Mr. & Mrs. Albert Erlebacher Bruce Ettelson P.C. & Missy Bundy NORTHLIGHT THEATRE | 23

NORTHLIGHT SUPPORTERS Maurice & Ruth Ettleson Roy & Marta Evans Raymond Fessler Jerome Fitzgerald Mr. & Mrs. Robert Flynn Kenneth Frazee Robert and Jessica Freas Janet Freund & Jo Mathews in honor of Merril Prager & John Levine William & Lynda Frillman Susan Mabrey Gaud Linda & Hal Gerber Laura Glenn & John Lister Frank Godchaux & Mark Murashige in honor of Neal Moglin & Mark Tendam Diane Gottlieb Nan & Wally Greenough Mary Ann & David Grumman Elbrey Adair Harrell & Mary McDonald Badger Mitchell Hertz & Anne Carlucci Allen & Nancy Hirschfield Don & Betsy Hohman Donald Honchell & Susan Horn Anne & Mike Houghton Karen & David Hughes Lesley Hyatt & Bernard Friedman Michaela Jones Mel & Annie Kahn Carol Karlin Mary King Dr. & Mrs. Barry Kirschenbaum Sandy & Saul Klibanow Marcia & Tom Korman in honor of BJ & Candy Martin J. & Susan B. Kozak Fund Mark & Stephanie Layden Tom & Joan Lindsey Ms. Ethel Liten in honor of Evelyn Salk David & Karen Mattenson Joe McInerney Sheila & Harvey Medvin Alice Merrick Kristin & Scott Miller in honor of Evelyn Salk Donald & Mary Ellen Newsom Bill & Jean O’Neill Wallace & Sarah Oliver Jim Ossyra & Carol Remen Sheldon Patinkin Heidi & Greg Peterson Richard Porter Sally Prager Clay & Sharon Purdy Jeffrey Richards Marilyn Melvoin Richman Sandi Riggs Edwin & Susan Ritts Roberta & Howard Rosell Ira Rosenthal Bruce Sagan & Bette Cerf Hill

Anthony Salk Keith & Ann Sarpolis Bruce & Sarane Siewerth Margaret & Alan Silberman Nancy & Tom Silberman Shirley & Lawrence Solomon Donna Suhey Edward Swan Thomas & Beverly Tabern Ms. Karen Teitelbaum Betsy E. Tolstedt Vicki Truax James & Mary Ellen Van Ness Lorrayne & Steve Weiss William & Barbara Welke Avers & Gloria Wexler Robert White Alan Wolf Supporters $150 - $249 Anonymous (6) Mr. & Mrs. Alberti Judith & Trent Anderson Patricia Anderson Robert & Joan Beaubaire Anne Berkeley in memory of Alice W. Berkeley Suzanne Berkson Debbie & Elliot Berman Lois M. Berman John Blanchard Carol & Roger Brice Steven & Phyllis Brody Margo & Paul Brown Jacqueline M. Brumlik in memory of George Brumlik Bill & Helen Burns, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Cohen Michael Connolly & Gae Whitener Mary Alice & Peter J. Costello David & April Deming Maria Depa Mary Louise Devens David Dziedzic Noah & Gillian Eisner Malcolm D. Ewen Sono Fujii & Claudio Katz Dawn & Todd Gale Sandra L. Gerber Eibhlin Glennon Anneliese & Howard Glick Nancy & James Golding Sally & Ralph Goren John & Angela Graham Roz & David Greenstein Joan & Bill Haase Katherine & Ray Haase Susan & Harlan Haimes John & Suzanne Hales Del and Ginger Hall Becky Harris George & Marianne Hartnett Tom & Jan Hazlett

Barbara & Jim Herst Elaine & Richard Heuberger Judy & Jay Heyman Judith Ivey Gitta K. Jacobs Patricia Jiganti Dr. Claudia Katz in honor of Dorothy Swartz Dalia Kleinmuntz Lynn Kopon Karen Kuehner Marianne & Michael Lembeck Karen Leonard Elaine & Steve Lev Charles MacKelvie Lillian & Jerry Mann in honor of Lillian R. Mann Charlie & Liz Martin Brad & Sue Matson Margaret F. May Mara & Bob Mihlfried Ed Mills Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Monahan Martin W. Morris Dennis & Lisa Myers P.C. Howard & Marlene Nagle Roberta Nichols Chuck & Judy Piper Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Plotkin Louise Lee Reid in honor of John Mahoney James & Cynthia Rowe Sue & Mike Rubnitz Penelope & Toby Sachs Warren & Beatrice Saunders Julie Schmidt Alan & Roslyn Schwartz Margot Sersen Bob & Lisa Silverman Harry & Louise Simon Pamela & Charles Smith Samuel Solomon Elyssa Joy Springer Fredric & Nikki Will Stein Lisa & Paul Stern Ann Stevens Harriet C. Stone in memory of Norman A. Stone Dorothy Swartz Mrs. Vernon B. Thomas Lori Tuffield Lois & Sye Unell Mark Verschuur in honor of Neal Moglin & Mark Tendam Mrs. Hempstead Washburne Linda & Payson Wild Nancy M. Williams Bruce Winograd Sylvia Wolfson & Seymour Nordenberg Laura & Bruce Zimmerman

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NORTHLIGHT SUPPORTERS IN KIND Anonymous Abt Electronics Actors Theatre of Louisville Eve J. Alfille Gallery & Studio American Players Theatre John & Julie Anastos Arabesque Dance Studio Avis Car Rental Ayla’s Originals Emily Berezowsky Gerhard & Kathy Bette Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano Bloomingdale’s Old Orchard Blue Man Group Blue Plate Catering BMO Harris Bank Bollywood Groove Robert & Sara Brenner Buona Terra Ristorante Broadway in Chicago Michael & Joan Callahan Campagnola Catered by Design Charcoal Oven Restaurant Julie & Josh Chernoff The Chicago Architecture Foundation Chicago Bears Chicago Botanic Garden Chicago Bulls Chicago Cubs Chicago Endurance Sports Chicago Film Office Chicago Fire Chicago Public Media - WBEZ Chicago Shakespeare Theater Chicago Sinfonietta Chicago White Sox Chicago Zoological Society Ann Chikahisa Chipotle Mexican Grill City Olive John Cleland Carrie & Andrew Cole The Competitor Group Convito Café & Market Cothren House/Lisa & Don Hay Jack Crocker & Polly Hawkins Jeff & Paula Danoff Anne Deming & Jon Koehler Dempster St. Pro Musica The Doubletree Hotel Draftfcb Chicago Ross & Susie Erlebacher Timothy & Jane Evans Father and Son Howard Feinstein & Brenda Hansen The Field Museum First Folio Theatre

Fleet Feet Sports Four Seasons Hotel Chicago Four Seasons Resort & Club Dallas Francesca’s North The French Pastry School Fresh Market The Gage Restaurant Gand Music and Sound GAVIN Evanston Goodman Theatre Hecky’s Barbecue Hertz Corporation Hilton Garden Inn Hota Hotel Orrington House of Rental Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center Wendy & Mark Irwin J & L Catering J. Alexander’s JetBlue Airways John Hancock Observatory John G. Shedd Aquarium The Joffrey Ballet Michaela Jones Jr. Cuisine Cooking Show Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee Julie Kaplan Photography Justin’s Bar Chicago Kabul House Kettelkamp & Kettelkamp Landscape Architecture Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe Tim Kazurinsky Lad & Lassie Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. Levy Restaurants Libertad Restaurant Lincoln Tap Room Longman and Eagle David & Anne Loucks Lovell’s of Lake Forest Lisa Lukas Lulu’s Dim Sum & Then Sum Bonnie & Jay Lytle Maggiano’s David Mamet Maplewood Hotel Marigold Victoria Martini McCormick & Schmick’s McGaw YMCA Colon McLean & Matthew Holt Mitchell Museum of the American Indian Neal Moglin & Mark Tendam Mole-Richardson Co.

Mumbai Indian Grill Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Museum of Science and Industry Music Box Theatre New Prospects Boutique Jennifer Newton Oceanique Park Hyatt Chicago Errol and Fran Pearlman Dan & Melanie Peterson Prairie Moon PRP Wine International Quince at The Homestead Ravinia Festival Razny Jewelers Relevant Theatricals Rondi Reed Rock It Out LLC Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Rosenbloom Rotorzen Helicopters Rahul and Anuradhika Roy Room and Board Sage Products Carol Saunders & Greg Harbaugh Schaefer’s Fine Wines & Spirits Stephen Schwartz Shaffer Studio Shure Incorporated Nancy Sickbert-Wheeler Silk Originals by Linda – Wearable Art Robert S. & Sandra G. Silver Six Flags Great America Skydeck Chicago Russ & Dawn Smyth Soldier Field SPACE Neal & Trimmy Stamell Steppenwolf Theatre Company Thomas D. Stringer and Scott E. Waller Timothy & Susanne Sullivan Family Foundation Sutton Studios Taliesin Preservation Ten Chimneys Foundation Union Pizzeria George & Susan Van Dusen Vermilion Village Inn Pizzeria Kimberley Vuitel George Wendt Whole Foods Market Downtown Evanston Whole Foods Market Northbrook Wicks Park Bar & Grille Williams Next Door Harry Wojcik Adrienne Woodside



BJ Jones

Janet Mullet

PRODUCTION Production Manager

Executive Director

Director of Development Emily Hansen

Company Manager/Assistant Production Manager

Associate Director of Development

Production Assistant

Artistic Director

Timothy J. Evans

ARTISTIC Artistic Administrator/Casting Director

Christopher J. Fitzgerald

Victoria Martini-Rosowicz

Andria Venezia

Victoria Jeans

Development Manager

Technical Director

Director of Marketing & Communications

Master Electrician/Light Board Operator

William Glick Brandy Reichenberger Ariel Trocino

Marketing Associate

Sound Engineer/Sound Board Operator

EDUCATION Director of Education

Lisa Stern

Wardrobe Mistress

Group Sales Coordinator/ Administrative Assistant

Floor Manager

Lynn Baber

Resident Dramaturg Dr. Kristin Leahey

Carrie Cole

Malcolm Brown

Mara Mihlfried


Devon de Mayo

Education Associate and Performing Arts Camp Director Amanda Jane Dunne


Joanne Dubach Matt Farabee Sarah Rose Graber Kristyn Hegner Michael Leon Ashley Roberson Sam Roberson Jeff Trainor

Jason Shivers

L. Corwin Christie

Jennifer Udoni-Sharp

Director of Finance

Michelle Blendermann

Jessica Korpela Kevin Lynch

Public Relations

Scenic Charge

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Cathy Taylor PR, Inc.

Joanna Iwanicka

Vicki Weisberg, The Saints

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Schiff Hardin LLP

Kevin Biel Nate Crawford Ray Fitzgerald Kevin Lynch


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The Homestead Hotel Skokie Boulevard Northshore Hotel

Coming Soon to WriterS’ theatre!

Pictured: Mark L. Montgomery and Kate Fry. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

The LeTTers

sweeT chAriTy

By John W. LoWeLL DirecteD by KimberLy Senior Featuring Kate Fry anD marK L. montgomery

book by neiL Simon, Music by Cy CoLeman, Lyrics by Dorothy FieLDS Based on an original screenplay by Frederico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and ennio Flaiano, Produced for the Broadway stage by Fryer, carr and Harris, conceived, staged and choreographed by BoB Fosse MusicaL Direction by Doug PeCK choreographeD by JeSSiCa reDiSh DirecteD by artistic Director miChaeL haLberStam

Performed at Books on Vernon – 664 Vernon Ave, Glencoe begins november 13, 2012

An edge-of-your-seAT poLiTicAL ThriLLer, sTAged in The mosT inTimATe of spAces!

Performed at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe begins January 22, 2013

The cLAssic dAnce musicAL scored for A Live jAzz combo!

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