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JQA A Series of Fictitious Encounters Between President John Quincy Adams & Sundry Family Members and Political Associates on the Subjects of Life, Liberty & Government

by AARON POSNER directed by TONY ESTRELLA† associate director TYLER DOBROWSKY

OCTOBER 24 - NOVEMBER 17, 2019 Originally commissioned by Arena Stage, Washington, DC, Molly Smith, Artistic Director, Edgar Dobie, Executive Producer




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SEASON 35 The Gamm Theatre • 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886 401-723-4266 (GAMM) •

JQA This play is performed without an intermission.

SETTING Braintree, MA; Boston, MA; and Washington, DC from 1776 to 1847.

THE COMPANY JQA/John Adams/Henry Clay JQA/Andrew Jackson/Frederick Douglass JQA/George Washington/ Abigail Adams/Louisa Adams JQA/Louisa Adams/Abraham Lincoln

Normand Beauregard* Jonathan Higginbotham* Candice Brown* Helena Tafuri

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A CONVERSATION WITH AARON POSNER Interviewed by Rachel Walshe, Gamm Resident Scholar

My Friends, it is a real honor to introduce Aaron Posner and his stunning JQA to Gamm audiences in its second ever production. JQA premiered last spring at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, featuring longtime Trinity Rep member Phyllis Kay. Phyllis thought The Gamm and JQA would be a perfect fit, and she was right! I can’t thank her enough for connecting us with Aaron and the opportunity to help develop an important new work that is sure to be produced all over the country as we head into a presidential election year. We’ve staged a lot of politically relevant and up-to-the-minute plays over the years but none have felt more necessary than this. JQA is both a powerful evocation of American history and a riveting examination of our current political moment. It’s a deeply personal, moving meditation on love, grief, and the responsibility we owe to our family and country. JQA looks backward to the pivotal years between the Revolution and the Civil War. Never taking its eye off of the perils of right now, it reminds us that the world, no matter how hard we may resist it, keeps spinning forward. Enjoy. - Tony Estrella, Director RW: What drew you to write about John Quincy Adams? AP: I was interested in writing about a period of American history that spanned Washington and Lincoln. We often think of them as remote figures from each other, but John Quincy Adams actually served in the House of Representatives with Lincoln for a month and a half. Also, I was working on this play before the 2016 election and I thought that the presidential race would be between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush. I was thinking about these two major American political dynasties. I was also interested in writing about a time before our modern divisions were so calcified into Democrat, Republic, Liberal, and Conservative with quite so much vehemence. I wanted folks to be able to watch without knowing instantly which side they belonged on. RW: Why do you think we have such an appetite to see our origin stories reimagined? AP: There is something about going back to a time… that allows more leeway. Our founding history has become the stuff of myth and legend. It has become less about fact, and more about the way folks choose to look at and interpret it, which cuts both ways, of course. It means that you can sort of use the past to explore, or even prove, nearly anything you want to. This period, when America was in its first ascendency, set the stage for so much that America has become and what we are grappling with now. This is when the die was cast, and we have been dealing with those choices and decisions ever since. RW: Can you talk about the form of the play in which two men and two women of different generations play JQA over the span of his life? AP: I knew from the beginning that I didn’t want to write a biography. As a writer, I don’t tend to lead from plot or even from character. I lead from ideas. I was trying to figure out, how do I get audiences to really hear the ideas of the play and not just see the mythology of its historical figures. So I thought, what if [JQA] is not played by the same person? 6

RW: At Arena Stage and here at The Gamm, JQA is also depicted by actors who are neither his race nor gender. AP: I think that I would love to see versions of this play where it is all women or all non-white actors. I think that keeping the casting options open means that it is open to a wide variety of possibilities. I am always indebted to Shakespeare in this way. He was only ever writing about what mattered to him and his people and his government at the time. I wrote it with today and today’s issues and challenges at the forefront of my mind. It uses history purely as a way of having an abstract conversation. The episodes it depicts are historically plausible, if not historically accurate, but my goal was to talk both fairly and fiercely about what is going on right now, and the endless complexities of today. RW: The Civil War looms over this play, starting in 1776 and leaving us just as the nation devolves into its bloodiest years. How do these two inflection points figure into the ideas of the play? AP: Unfortunately, American history, like almost all human history, is mostly flawed human endeavours sandwiched between wars. One of the things I found hardest, saddest and most compelling when I wrote this play was seeing with more clarity than ever that the history of America is really the history of slavery. Slavery in America affected every aspect of American life, including power, politics and economics, from before the founding until the Civil War… and ever since as well. RW: There is a deeply moving scene where Frederick Douglass asks JQA to imagine what his life would be like had he been born into the life Douglass knew as a black man and an enslaved person. Can you talk about that moment? AP: It’s such a simple and basic idea to imagine what your life would be like had you been born into radically different circumstances. On some level it is a more sophisticated version of the Golden Rule. I have an 8-year-old daughter and I find I am like, “Oh! On some level all I need to teach her is the Golden Rule.” If you can actually teach the Golden Rule and get someone to live by it… it can be transformative. RW: Can you talk a bit about the role of family in the play? I think that we often ascribe the behavior of our leaders to complications in their upbringing. AP: Yes, I think that’s right. As much as the play is about ideas it is also about family. I read a book [called] Don’t Think About an Elephant and it posited a fascinating idea. We think of liberals as more maternal, more nurturing, and we consider conservatives more patriarchal, restrictive and distant. I think it is important to remember that JQA moved from a very stern, patriarchal family dynamic into one that was more maternal and loving when he married Louisa. And that shift in family dynamics is a source of tension in his personal and public life. RW: You wrote the play ahead of the 2016 election. How do you think about the play and its future audiences now that we are on the verge of another historic election? AP: This is a play I could probably write and re-write forever as the world continues to shift and evolve so rapidly around us. It evolved continually during the three years I was writing it, and if I were to enter fully back into it now, I am sure there are whole new scenes and issues I could engage with. There is never a lack of materials when you are writing about the complexities of politics and government in America. Rachel Walshe is a director, dramaturge and teaching artist whose work has been seen on stage at The Gamm and across New England, Chicago and the UK. She is a lecturer on contemporary drama at the University of Rhode Island. 7

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ABOUT THE COMPANY (in alphabetical order) Normand Beauregard*, JQA/John Adams/Henry Clay Previous Gamm Roles: Corin in As You Like It, Tobias in Morality Play, Ross in Macbeth, Schultz in Circle Mirror Transformation, Duke of Alba in Don Carlos, Brodin in Red Noses, Gloucester in King Lear Other Theaters: Norm has appeared as an actor in over 100 productions on regional theater stages up and down the eastern seaboard for over 40 years. Other: Norm has worked as a fight master and stunt coordinator for over 40 years and has multiple producer, artistic director, director and technical director credits. More information at

Candice Brown*, JQA/George Washington/Abigail Adams/Louisa Adams Previous Gamm Roles: Debut Other Theaters: Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, New York Theatre Workshop, American Repertory Theatre, Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival, Cape Repertory Theatre, Bristol Valley Theatre Company Other: Candice was dialect coach for The Gamm’s productions of The Night of the Iguana, The Night Watch, and Escaped Alone & Come and Go. She teaches in the musical theater division of Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Jonathan Higginbotham*, JQA/Andrew Jackson/Frederick Douglass Previous Gamm Roles: Debut Other Theaters: As You Like It (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), Cymbeline (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), Richard II (Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab), Peer Gynt From Kosovo (Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab), Cymbeline (Yale Repertory Theater), Twelfth Night (Elm Shakespeare Company), Not Medea (Art House Productions), and The Feels…KMS (New Ohio Theater) Other: Jonathan received his M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama, where he was seen in The Three Sisters, Ubu Roi, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Oresteia, and In The Red and Brown Water (Yale Cabaret). Jonathan studied at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford and holds a B.A. in theater from Hamilton College.

Helena Tafuri, JQA/Louisa Adams/Abraham Lincoln Previous Gamm Roles: Audrey/Lord in As You Like It Other Theaters: Damn Yankees, Gypsy and Avenue Q at Ocean State Theatre Company; Hypeman: A Break Beat Play and Futurity at The Wilbury Theatre Group, Shakespeare in Love, Julius Caeser, and Twelfth Night at Burbage Theatre Company; La Traviata, Il Pagliacci, and Pirates of Penzance at Opera Providence TV/Film: Visit South County commercial for the South County Tourism Council Other: Helena is a graduate of Rhode Island College with degrees in musical theater and advertising. She would like to thank her family, mentors and friends for all of their support. * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


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ABOUT THE CREATIVE TEAM Aaron Posner, Playwright

Meg Donnelly, Costume Designer

Aaron is an award-winning playwright, director, teacher and former artistic director of two LORT theaters. His Helen Hayes Award-winning play, Stupid F**king Bird, was one of the 10 most produced plays in the country in 2015. Other plays include Life Sucks and No Sisters (both re-inventions of Chekhov), District Merchants (inspired by The Merchant of Venice), Who Am I This Time? & Other Conundrums of Love (adapted from Kurt Vonnegut), The Chosen and My Name Is Asher Lev (adapted from Chaim Potok), Sometimes a Great Notion (adapted from Ken Kesey) and several more. He has directed more than 150 productions at major regional theaters across the country, including Arena Stage, and currently lives outside of DC with his wife, actress Erin Weaver, and his amazing daughter, Maisie.

Meg designed costumes for The Night Watch at The Gamm. Her work includes shows with The Wilbury Group, Bread Loaf School of English, Second Story Theatre and Brown University. She works as the cutter/ draper in the Trinity Rep costume shop during the year and costume designer at the Bread Loaf School of English in Vermont during the summer.

Tony Estrella†, Director See bio on page 23.

Kristen Gibbs*, Stage Manager

Charles has worked as a musical director, arranger, composer and sound designer in theater for over 40 years, including regional, summer, university and OffBroadway. As a sound designer and musical director for The Gamm, he has worked on many productions most recently including True West, Escaped Alone, Gloria, As You Like It, A Human Being Died That Night and Uncle Vanya.

Previously at The Gamm: Escaped Alone & Come and Go, American Buffalo; New York: The Public Theater (15 productions over the past 8 seasons, including Shakespeare in the Park, Mobile Shakespeare Unit, Public Works initiative, and Joe’s Pub), most recently Public Works’ musical adaptation of Disney’s Hercules; Playwrights Horizons; New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater. Regional: Trinity Repertory Company (in 12 seasons, favorite shows include Cabaret, A Christmas Carol, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream); Theatre by the Sea; Brown/Trinity MFA Program. Kristen is a Rhode Island native and a graduate of the University of Virginia.

Tyler Dobrowsky, Associate Director

Jessica Hill, Production Manager

Charles Cofone, Sound Designer

This is Jessica’s ninth season as production manager for The Gamm. She has designed sets for The Gamm’s Escaped Alone & Come And Go, Gloria, As You Like it, Incognito, Arcadia, A Streetcar Named Desire, Marie Antoinette, Blackbird, Good People, Anne Boleyn, 1984, Sin: A Cardinal Deposed and Top Girls. She was coscenic designer for Commonwealth Shakespeare Co.’s Cymbeline on Boston Common. Jessica has a B.I.A. and a B.F.A. in Interior Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design and has worked as a senior project manager for several award-winning architectural firms. She is owner of Studio Hill, specializing in interior and set designs.

Tyler Dobrowsky is the associate artistic director at Trinity Rep. Directing credits at The Gamm include: The Big Meal, Morality Play (world premiere with Tony Estrella), American Buffalo, The Rant and Incognito. Directing credits at Trinity Rep include: Little Shop of Horrors, Into the Breeches! (world premiere), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar, A Flea in Her Ear, A Christmas Carol, Love Alone (world premiere), and It’s a Wonderful Life. His work has been seen at other theaters, including Asolo Rep, PlayMakers/UNC and The Public Theater. He oversees Trinity Rep’s new play development initiatives where he’s commissioned such writers as George Brant, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Lauren Yee, as well as New York Times best-seller The Prince of Providence by Mike Stanton. Tyler founded Trinity Rep’s summer program for children, the Young Actors Summer Institute (YASI), and, with Rhode Island Latino Arts, created Teatro en el Verano, a free, bilingual summer series. He has taught at NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts, Brown/Trinity MFA program, and at Rhode Island College. Tyler serves on the board of Rhode Island Latino Arts and is a proud Gamm subscriber. He received his M.A. from Brown and his B.A. from Holy Cross. He lives in Providence with his wife, Taibi.

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

†Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.


Michael McGarty, Set Designer

Mr. McGarty’s most recent Gamm designs were True West, The Night Watch, Uncle Vanya, King Elizabeth, A Skull in Connemara, Grizzly Mama, Morality Play, Hedda Gabler, The Big Meal, A Number & Far Away, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Red and Festen. His first production at The Gamm (formerly Alias Stage) was Request Concert at the Riverside Mills in Olneyville in 1985. He has designed extensively at regional theaters and opera companies around the country, in addition to Broadway, Off-Broadway and London’s West End. He is a resident designer at Trinity Repertory Company. He is on the faculty and teaches design at Rhode Island School of Design.

The Gamm wishes to thank the following people and organizations for their generous support: David Howard and Rachel Walshe of University of Rhode Island Theatre Department; Jimmy Calitri of Providence College; Amanda Downing Carney, Michael Getz, Peter Hurowitz, Michael McGarty of Trinity Rep; Justin Carroll of Community College of Rhode Island; Brown University Granoff Center, Richard Donelly, Todd Estrella, Mike Cline Also, a special thanks to our many volunteers. We couldn’t do it without you!

Steve McLellan, Lighting Designer

Recent design credits include The Night Watch, Uncle Vanya, The Winter’s Tale (The Gamm Theatre); Stupid F**king Bird, Detroit (Wilbury Theatre Group); Harold and Maude, 7 Keys to Baldpate, Collected Stories, Sylvia, Dangerous Corner (2nd Story Theatre); Batboy and Spelling Bee (Providence College). Steve is a graduate of the Dean College Theatre Arts program and is currently the master electrician at Trinity Repertory Company.



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ABOUT THE GAMM THEATRE Now in its 35th season, The Gamm is one of the region’s premier professional theaters and a cultural asset since its founding in 1984. The Gamm is a destination for critically acclaimed productions, including numerous world and regional premieres. It is the recipient of several Elliot Norton Awards from the Boston Theater Critics Association, among other professional recognitions. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Estrella, The Gamm brings world-class theater to audiences in Southern New England, including Rhode Island, Connecticut, Greater Boston, and beyond. Drawing on the talent of local and visiting artists, we present an eclectic season of exciting new works and classics made to feel new — from the naturalistic to the epic. Our productions use an intimate space to engage, provoke and entertain audiences while addressing the most salient issues of our time and all time. Through a range of robust education and community programs, The Gamm promotes life-long literacy for thousands of school students grades K-12, as well as underserved audience members each year. Humanities forums and post-show talkbacks further enhance the intellectual and cultural life of the community. The Gamm was founded as Alias Stage by a small group of actors from the graduating class of Trinity Rep Conservatory. These young artists performed in abandoned mill buildings in Providence’s Olneyville neighborhood for almost a decade. In 1993, backed by a newly formed board of directors, the theater moved to a garage space in the Jewelry District where its reputation for quality acting in challenging and sometimes controversial plays grew. In 1998, the theater was renamed The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) in honor of the late actress and arts supporter. The company relocated to an annex of the historic Pawtucket National Guard Armory in 2003, where it performed for 15 seasons and grew exponentially in audience size and renown. Season 35 (2019-2020) marks The Gamm’s second season in its permanent home at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick. With more seats, as well as greater comfort and potential, this newly renovated venue is proving to be an enhanced experience for our artists and our audience. The Gamm is a proud member of New England Area Theatres, a bargaining unit of Actors’ Equity Association.

A special thanks to our longtime resident artists. This talented group of actors, directors and designers have been instrumental in solidifying The Gamm’s reputation on stage, honed over 15 seasons in our former Pawtucket home. While our network of collaborators continues to expand, these individuals have made up our original artistic bedrock: Sam Babbitt, Karen Carpenter, Charles Cofone, David T. Howard, Jeanine Kane, Steve Kidd, Jim O’Brien, Wendy Overly, Marilyn Salvatore, Casey Seymour Kim, Fred Sullivan, Jr., Judith Swift, Matthew Terry, and Stef Work.




WHO’S WHO AT THE GAMM THEATRE LEADERSHIP Artistic Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tony Estrella ADMINISTRATION Business Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shannon Carroll Bookkeeper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rose Hogan Controller. . . . . Mike DeAngelis, Balancing Act Bookkeeping Accountant. . . . . . Patricia M. Cerilli, Mullen Scorpio Cerilli BOX OFFICE Box Office Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drew Wright Box Office Assistant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ellen Zahniser House Managers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Castigliego, Lila Hawryluk, Allison McMaster, Jenn Wilson EDUCATION Education Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susie Schutt Associate Education Director. . . . . . . . . . . Kate Hanson Intern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beth Pollard Teaching Artists. . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew Bretschneider, Jessica Corsentino, Steve Kidd, Michael Liebhauser, Nicole Maynard, Dave Rabinow, Fred Sullivan, Jr., Rachel Walshe DEVELOPMENT Development Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Anderson Manager of Special Events & Individual Giving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tracy Reilly Manager of Institutional Giving & Capital Projects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kirsten Davis

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Marketing & Communications Director. . . . . . . . . Gail Hulbert Graphic Designer & Marketing Associate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Del Sesto Marketing Sales Associate. . . . . . Lauryn E. Sasso PRODUCTION Production Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Hill Technical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max Ramirez Technical Production Supervisor. . . . . . . . DJ Potter BOARD OF DIRECTORS President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W. Lynn McKinney Vice President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coline Covington Vice President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Marwil Treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barbara J. Dreyer Secretary. . . . . . . . . . . . Eliza Greene Chace Collins Directors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leon C. Boghossian III † Barbara Horovitz Brown Greg Calderiso H. Chris Der Vartanian Tony Estrella* Stephen Gamm Charles J. Mahoney Thomas Moakley Fred Reinhardt David Rickerby Bill Stone M. Beverly Swan Miriam Weizenbaum Don Wineberg Samuel F. Babbitt** *ex officio **honorary †immediate past-president

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GAMM LEADERSHIP Tony Estrella, Artistic Director

Tony has been an actor, director, writer and producer with The Gamm for more than 20 years. Since his first show with the company (Antony & Cleopatra) in 1996, he has appeared in or directed over 70 productions. His favorite roles include Shannon in The Night of the Iguana, Hamlet in Hamlet, Moe Axelrod in Awake and Sing, Valere in La Bete, Flote in Red Noses, Katurian in The Pillowman, Teach in American Buffalo, and Vanya in Uncle Vanya. Directorial highlights include True West, Festen, Sara Kane’s 4:48 Psychosis, A Streetcar Named Desire, the U.S. premiere of Howard Brenton’s Paul, John Logan’s Red, and the U.S. premiere of Sarah Waters’ The Night Watch. Tony has also written several works for The Gamm stage including adaptations of Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Hedda Gabler, and Barry Unsworth’s acclaimed novel Morality Play. His film credits include appearances in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, and he just finished filming The Good House, which will be released in 2020. He is the recipient of numerous recognitions including the Claiborne Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts. Tony is a longtime member of the theater faculty at his alma mater, University of Rhode Island.




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The arts are an important part of the Rhode Island economy. Over 12,000 people work in our state’s arts sector, and according to Americans for the Arts, Rhode Island is third in the nation in the number of arts related businesses per capita, exceeded only by California and New York. That’s important news for the Rhode Island economy, because when the arts are thriving, Rhode Island businesses thrive as well. The arts help keep our restaurants and parking garages full, and our retail stores busy. Local businesses employ thousands of Rhode Islanders whose livelihood depends, in large measure, on the arts.

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Playwright Andrew Case, Artistic Director Tony Estrella and Director Tyler Dobrowsky at a Producers Circle party.

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PRODUCERS CIRCLE (gifts of $1,250 and above) The Producers Circle recognizes leading donors to The Gamm Annual Fund. Members receive a range of benefits including sneak peeks inside productions and intimate access to special programming.

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INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIPS Sponsor a play and become part of the production! Benefits include tickets, special event invitations, and listings on marketing materials. Sponsorships start at $2,500.

THE COVINGTON SOCIETY is named for Coline Covington, donor, patron and friend. Members have given to our Annual Fund for at least 3 consecutive years.

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THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS Covington Society levels: * 3-4 years, † 5-9 years, ‡ 10+ years. Gamm Guardian, monthly donor: ∞

Contributions listed below are cumulative Annual Fund and sponsorship gifts from July 1, 2018 - October 2, 2019

Donors who give up to $99 are listed on our website. Excludes individual tickets purchased to Gamm gala, in-kind donations made to the gala auction, in-kind ticket donations, and gifts made to the Capital Campaign. If your name is missing or listed incorrectly, please call 401-723-4266 ext.132. Donate by mail: The Gamm Theatre, 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886 Online: Champions The Call & The Times The Fain Family Foundation

$25,000+ The Rhode Island Foundation*

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts*

The Shubert Foundation* Miriam Weizenbaum‡∞

Heather & Ronald Florence‡ Greenwood Credit Union Katie the Dog‡ William Lynn McKinney & Ronald Margolin*

Mutual Property The Oliver Fund at Rhode Island Foundation* The June Rockwell Levy Foundation

Rosalyn Sinclair* Mabel T. Woolley Trust* Otto H. York Foundation

Sustainers Amica Insurance* Leon C. & Karen Boghossian† Barbara J. Dreyer†∞ Eleanor Ferguson*


Philanthropists The Michael D. Achey & Susan E. Thomas Charitable Foundation Elaine Arden Calí† Eliza Greene Chace Collins†∞

$5,000-$9,999 Tony Estrella & Jennifer Madden†∞ in honor of Barbara J. Dreyer, Lynn McKinney, & Miriam Weizenbaum Anthony & Jacqueline Marro*

Daniel & Ivy Marwil‡∞ The Moakley Family Charitable Fund‡ Navigant Credit Union* Nordson Corporation Foundation*

Benefactors Anonymous Anonymous† Boston Financial Management LLC Barbara Horovitz Brown & Jeffrey A. Brown† Buff Chace* City of Warwick Collette/Alice I Sullivan Charitable Foundation

$2,500-$4,999 Sam Coale* Oliver & Lisa Dow‡ Steve Durkee‡ Mary-Beth Fafard‡ Family Psychiatry Collaborative LLC Ellen & David Galkin, Paula & Bruce Wasser, on behalf of the Ira S. & Anna Galkin Charitable Trust‡ Stephen & Celia Gamm*∞

Kristen Linnell Gower* Carl Helmetag & Diane Petrella‡ LLB Architects Charles J. Mahoney & Nancy Evans‡∞ Milly Massey‡∞ Ocean State Charities Trust Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Producers Bob & Rosanna Andrade‡∞ Tori Lynn Andreozzi Foundation Anonymous† Samuel F. Babbitt*∞ Suzanne Barksdale* Joan & Bob Batting‡ Eric & Nancy Behr‡∞ Bryna & Bruce Bettigole‡ Harrison & Arria Bilodeau† Suzanne & David Cane* The John Clarke Trust

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Suzanne & Ira Magaziner‡ Chris McDermott Patricia Moore & Guy Geffroy‡ Vincent Mor & Margaret Wool New England Institute of Technology, in honor of Seth Kurn* Ruth D. Otto‡∞ Jack & Sandy Owens* Jill Pearlman‡ Mercedes Quevedo* Herbert Rakatanksy, M.D. & Barbera Sokoloff* Peter & Abby Ribbans*

Patrons Actors’ Equity Foundation* Jonathan & Lauren Adams, in memory of Susan P. Bloom Connie Anderson∞ Kate Anderson‡∞ Anonymous (3) The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc.* Arlene Berrol Rebecca Bertrand‡∞ Christina Bevilacqua‡∞ MaryAnn Bevilacqua‡∞ Rebecca Book‡ Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Bowen‡ Jennifer Bramley* Dr. & Mrs. Mark & Christina Braun Barbara Brittingham, in honor of Lynn McKinney David Buda & Mark O’Day Cathy & Peter Buirski‡ Sarah & Bill Bullard‡∞ Rosemary & Ted Burns*∞ Greg & Casey Calderiso‡ Maria Caliri & Jeff Potter‡

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Wells & Marguerite Pile Chuck & Doris Reifler

Peter & Mary Troy

Katie the Dog The Ruth and Hal Launders Charitable Trust Anthony & Jacqueline Marro Robert Martin Ivy & Daniel Marwil

Patricia A. Fuller & Tom Oakes Fred & Ellen Reinhardt David Rickerby William J. & Paula H. Rooks Alicia B. Shea Austin & Susan Smith

Carolyn Mark & Bill Stone The Otto H. York Foundation Alan & Marie Weiss Kitty & Don Wineberg

Mimi & Peter Dow Bruce & Amy Goldstein

Carl Helmetag Prentiss & Polly Higgins

Milly Massey

Celia & Steve Gamm Drs. Adam & Cindy Klipfel

Marie Langlois M. Beverly Swan

Connie Worthington & Terry Tullis

Mary-Beth Fafard Ellen & David Galkin, Paula & Bruce Wasser, on behalf of the Ira S. & Anna Galkin Charitable Trust

Susan & Glen Johnson Charles J. Mahoney & Nancy Evans

Robert McCartney & Kate Sanders Sally Strachan Carol Hudson Young Fund

Suzanne Gilstein Simone Joyaux & Tom Ahern Elizabeth Kroll

Peter S. Lockey Gabriela & John Masko Doug Cooper & Megan McKinney Cooper

James & Patty Pontarelli Timothy M. Rivinus Julie M. White, Ph.D. Nancy Zigerelli

$25,000+ Elaine Arden Cali Eliza Greene Chace Collins

$10,000+ Anonymous Harrison & Arria Bilodeau Leon & Karen Boghossian Coline Covington Steve Durkee Tony Estrella & Jennifer Madden

$5,000+ Winifred Brownell Suzanne & David Cane Lisa & Oliver Dow

$2,500+ James & Kathleen Bower Constance Evrard

$1,000+ Gretchen Dow Simpson & James Baird Greg & Casey Calderiso Chris Der Vartanian

$50 - $999 Amica Company Foundation Marnee Colburn Brad & Robin Gibbs



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GAMM EDUCATION: DID YOU KNOW? Here are just a few things our education department does: •

Collaborates with schools throughout the state through in-school residencies and after school workshops.

Provides dynamic studio classes for adults interested in honing their acting and theater skills.

Offers engaging professional theater summer camps for high school, middle school, and elementary school students.

Produces exciting plays for all ages aimed at encouraging young readers.

The Gamm has brought theater education to over 40,000 students from over 50 schools across Rhode Island in the past five years. Want to learn more about the play you are about to see? The Education Department also creates unique and informative study guides for each Gamm production! Check them out at If you would like to collaborate with the Education Department, contact Education Director Susie Schutt at Much Ado About Nothing (Gamm Summer Intensive, 2019)

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION The Gamm Theatre 1245 Jefferson Blvd., Warwick, RI 02886 /

Rush Tickets: Subject to availability, $25 rush tickets may be purchased in person starting one hour prior to curtain at The Gamm Theatre Box Office. Limit two tickets per person.

Box Office (401) 723-4266 Regular hours: 10amâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;5pm, Tuesâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri Show day hours: â&#x20AC;˘ 10am to curtain on weekdays â&#x20AC;˘ noon to curtain on weekends Summer and holiday hours vary. You can also order tickets at

Pay-what-you-can rush tickets are available for Friday evening performances, subject to above conditions. Gift certificates are good for shows, season subsciptions, or classes. Available at the box office or

Administrative Offices (401) 723-4266 Hours: 10am-5pm, Monâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Fri

Groups of 10 or more attending the same performance receive a discount. Bring 25 friends and your ticket is free! Call (401) 723-4266, ext. 112 or email

In case of an emergency, notify the house manager. A courtesy phone is located at the box office window.

Ushering is a great way to see the show for free! To sign up, email

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Park at no charge in our private lot. RIPTA bus #14 north/southbound stops at the Post Rd./Main Ave. intersection, a 5-minute walk to the theater.


Wheelchair Accessibility: The theater is accessible by ramp and can accommodate wheelchair and companion seating. Please notify us when you purchase tickets if you require wheelchair accommodations.

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