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THE ESCORT

From the Producing Director

WELCOME TO THE GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE I love Jane Anderson and the fact that the Geffen Playhouse is her home. First, she gave us Looking for Normal, then The Quality of Life. These two superb plays have moved on to great success in the theatrical world at large, and tonight you will see The Escort, the result of our second commission and third world premiere with this extraordinary writing dynamo. The question of what is considered taboo is something that theater people grapple with often. As we read plays for production consideration, we are frequently forced to consider just how far an audience is willing to bend, whether in terms of social mores or personal morality, before they become completely offended. When it works, we push the envelope right up to the point that we don’t lose anyone over the edge of the cliff. But times change and the cliff moves, as does our willingness to witness what was once only discussed very privately, if at all. So when we asked Jane Anderson to write a new play for us, it seemed no accident that she would choose subjects as daring as sex, intimacy and inhibitions. Jane has always asked her audiences to examine their own conscience, to bring their personal prejudices to the table only to have them dissected by new and thoughtful alternative points of view. She does not strive to change the minds of her audience; on the contrary, she hopes to serve every side of the argument with equanimity. The Escort is no exception. While it portends to be a play about the taboo of the sex industry, it is in fact much deeper than that. Jane once again asks us to measure where our moral lines begin and end, what we are willing to incorporate into what we consider ‘acceptable’ and what simply crosses the line. Further, she moves the line as the play progresses and we (the audience), as in life, must make adjustments in regards to our level of tolerance, or intolerance as the case may be. You are in for an invigorating evening. We are pleased to welcome back Lisa Peterson who has been working on this play with Jane since its first reading here last year. Lisa’s expertise in new play direction and her affinity for pieces where political and personal ideals intersect have made her the ideal collaborator on this play. Her excellent design team for The Escort includes Richard Hoover (set designer), Rand Ryan (lighting designer), Paul James Prendergast (sound designer), and Laura Bauer (costume designer). They have created a world that conveys both the anonymity of hotels and the intimacy of a home – no easy feat. It is always a pleasure to have Jane in our midst, she is a writer for whom we have great respect and affection based in no small part on the taboo topics she tackles. They are part of what makes the theater the vibrant place it ought to be. See you at the theater,

Gilbert Cates Producing Director

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FROM THE CHAIRMAN FRANK G. MANCUSO

It is wonderful to welcome Jane Anderson back to the Geffen Playhouse and we are delighted to introduce you to her newest play The Escort – it’s a night where truly nothing is taboo. Our first commission from Jane, The Quality of Life, was lauded as Best New Play by the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and the Ovation Awards, and we have high hopes for this latest commissioned world premiere, made possible by a grant from the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. In addition to the exciting work being produced on our stage, we are looking forward to our annual fundraiser, Backstage at the Geffen, on Monday, May 2, which supports our work in the community and the continued growth of our education and outreach programs. Join us for an evening of laughter, music and irreverent stories about life on the other side of the curtain as we honor Julie Andrews and Creative Artists Agency. With our extended family of actors, playwrights and directors, hosted by Producing Director Gil Cates, this is the type of evening you can only have at the Geffen. It’s truly my favorite event of the year and I hope to see you there. Tickets are still available, so please call Regina Miller at (310) 208-6500 ext. 112 or visit geffenplayhouse.com/backstage. Now sit back, relax and enjoy The Escort. Respectfully yours,

Frank G. Mancuso

Chairman, Geffen Playhouse

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Frank G. Mancuso Chairman Gilbert Cates President Randall Arney Gene Block Harold A. Brown Suzanne Deal Booth † Mary Ann Cloyd Kirsten Combs Robert A. Daly † Dennis Doty John Ebey Mark Fleischer P2  PERFORMANCES  MAGAZINe

David Geffen † Herbert M. Gelfand

Chairman Emeritus

Patricia L. Glaser Adi Greenberg Arthur Greenberg Martha Henderson Pamela Robinson Hollander Quincy Jones † Joan Kaloustian Jeffrey Katzenberg † Glorya Kaufman Michael B. Kong Dr. Gerald S. Levey carla malden Karl Malden †*

Susan Mallory Ginny Mancini Susanna Midnight Ron Meyer † Leslie Moonves † Jerry Moss † Ken Novice Steven A. Olsen Jerry Perenchio † Bruce M. Ramer †

Victoria Mann Simms † Andy Spahn Fred Specktor Steven Spielberg † Cynthia P. Stafford Howard Tenenbaum Steve Tisch † Dr. Charles E. Young

Lawrence Ramer Loren Rothschild Linda Bernstein Rubin Teri Schwartz Richard Sherman

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Founding Chairman

Chairman Emeritus

David Goldberg

† Trustee * in memoriam


YOU NEVER KNOW WHO WILL SHOW UP ON THIS AMAZING NIGHT! Past Geffen Playhouse artists and friends who came out to support and perform include: Christina Applegate Hank Azaria Annette Bening Carol Burnett Sarah Chang Kristin Chenoweth Alan Cumming Dana Delany Brendan Fraser Tom Hanks Jane Lynch Helen Mirren Matthew Morrison Ray Romano Martin Short Dick Van Dyke Rita Wilson

be part of the show For more information on tickets and sponsorships, please contact Development at 310.208.6500 x128

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BY AMY LEVINSON

JoBeth Williams, Laurie Metcalf and Dennis Boutsikaris in Jane Anderson’s The Quality of Life

Jane Anderson’s Geffen Playhouse commission explores taboo topics with universal themes Taboo: A strong social prohibition relating to any area of human activity or social custom that is sacred and forbidden based on moral judgment and sometimes even religious beliefs. Breaking the taboo is usually considered objectionable or abhorrent by society. Jane Anderson knows the definition of “taboo.” Her 2001 play Looking for Normal told the story of Roy and Irma, a long time married couple living in a small community in Ohio. Roy, having finally settled on the truth that he was born into the wrong body, P4  PERFORMANCES  MAGAZINe

has decided to have a sex change operation, and Irma is forced to define what it is to love him as his wife and partner. What is strikingly original about Looking for Normal, is that while it portends to be a play about transgenderism, it is in fact something far more fundamental. It is a love story between a married couple who must face change with courage and open minds beyond what either could have ever imagined. Nevertheless, it evolves around a subject that was far less prevalent at the time, and the word “taboo” seemed to come up on more than one occasion.

Anderson followed Looking for Normal with her 2007 play The Quality of Life. Much like her earlier work, this piece, premiering in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater and later winning an Ovation Award for Best New Play, ostensibly explored a controversial topic while simultaneously delving into more fundamental issues. A casual reading of The Quality of Life would see the work as exploring the subject of a person’s right to die when faced with terminal illness. Two couples, one a pair of hippies who are living in a yurt


after losing their home to a fire, and the other, staunch religious Republicans mourning the death of their daughter, face off at what is supposed to be a family reunion. What reveals itself thematically in this play has far more to do with the anguish of letting go of those we hold most dear as opposed to a debate about euthanasia. Further, when the debate of right or wrong is presented, Jane is characteristically careful to present both sides of the argument with validity and foolhardiness, never taking a position one way or another. Which brings Anderson to her newest play, and newest taboo subject: the exchange of sex for money. While prostitution is known as the world’s oldest profession, it has never been accepted in America as anything other than taboo - a behavior that is kept underground and under wraps for fear of lending any legitimacy to a lifestyle that calls into question the sacred nature of sex. Historically puritanical, American culture has relegated sex, and particularly the sex trade, to something that goes on behind blacked out windows and doors barred by muscular bouncers. But like all of the aforementioned plays, the sex trade is only the catalyst that promotes the larger topics of this play. How do we define what is taboo? Rhona, the play’s protagonist, is faced with questions about her own liberal views in terms of sexual freedoms and mores as she struggles to navigate being a single woman with a fourteen-

year-old son. Perspectives shift, moral lines are moved and the definition of sensitive subjects like sex, intimacy and family values are called into question as the audience gains increasing access to Charlotte’s supposedly deviant work. In addition to exploring taboos, Anderson also delves into the idea that a new sexually desensitized generation has recently emerged. The combination of overstimulation and an inability to relate with people face-to-face contributes to a culture that is more aroused by the idea of anonymity than true connection. Is this generation that communicates even intimate sexual desires via text, Twitter and Facebook losing the basic social skills that build intimacy? Further, because this relationship is formed between avatars (which can incorporate any number of untruths) can we trust this generation to be honest with themselves and others? But these are the dilemmas of modern life that Anderson is examining. Her final position is not to say that we have lost our way and that there is no getting back to one another. On the contrary, her characters intersect in deeply personal and intimate ways. While possibly sitting in judgment of other chosen lifestyles, each of these characters is able to learn something about their own shortcomings in the arena of intimacy. Anderson never lets the audience off the hook with an easy answer. Instead she poses the most difficult questions of

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Jane Anderson

modern day living and asks, “What will you do now, after taking a good long look at yourself?” In Looking for Normal we were asked to look at the strength of our own unions, in The Quality of Life we were asked to consider what we’d be willing to sacrifice for those we hold dear, and here we must face what we fear – both intimacy and a lack thereof – in a world that is saturated with sex. And as always, the journey that Anderson provides is as funny as it is poignant and as stimulating as it is gratifying. The subject may be taboo, but the emotional impact is universal. PErFORMANCEs  MAGAZINE P5


Gilbert Cates PRODUCING DIRECTOR

Randall Arney ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Ken Novice MANAGING DIRECTOR

THE GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE presents

Written by

Jane Anderson Set Design

Richard Hoover

Costume Design

Lighting Design

Laura Bauer

Rand Ryan

Production Stage Manager

James T. McDermott Dramaturg

Amy Levinson

Composer & Sound Design

Paul James Prendergast

Assistant Stage Manager

Jennifer Brienen Casting Director

Phyllis Schuringa

Directed by

Lisa Peterson A Geffen Playhouse commissioned Word Premiere made possible by the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

Opening Night: April 6, 2011 O P E NING NIG H T S P O N S O R E D B Y :

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cast of characters (In order of appearance)

Charlotte..................................................................................................................... Maggie Siff Mathew/Lewis.......................................................................................................... Gabriel Sunday Rhona............................................................................................................................ Polly Draper Howard & others...................................................................................................... James Eckhouse

Time

The Present

Setting

New York City There will be a 15 minute intermission

The Geffen Playhouse gratefully acknowledges the following media sponsors for their generous support of The Escort.

The Geffen Playhouse is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. This project was also funded in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. The Geffen Playhouse, a non-profit theater company, is proudly affiliated with the University of California at Los Angeles.

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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST ABOUT THE PLAYERS

POLLY DRAPER (Rhona) Polly Draper’s Broadway credits include Closer, Brooklyn Boy, and Crazy He Calls Me. Polly also starred in the original New York productions of Four Dogs and a Bone (New York Magazine’s Best Broadway Actress Award), Neil Simon’s Actors and Actresses, John Cassavetes’ Thorn Hill, Imagining Brad, Sister Mary Ignatius, Rum and Coke, and Top Girls as well as Getting into Heaven, a play which she also wrote. Her most recent film and television credits include a role on the Showtime series The Big C, a role in the upcoming feature film My Idiot Brother starring Paul Rudd and a role in the new series Bar Karma, which she also wrote. Miss Draper is most famous for her role on ABC’s groundbreaking series thirtysomething (Emmy nomination) She wrote, produced and starred in the critically acclaimed feature film, The Tic Code, which won awards at film festivals worldwide including Berlin, Vancouver, and the Hamptons. Miss Draper has also spent the last five years writing, producing, and directing The Naked Brothers’ Band, a movie and subsequent hit Nickelodeon television series she created, for which she won many awards, including a WGA award.

JAMES ECKHOUSE (Howard & others) Most recent West Coast appearances: Six Degrees of Separation at the Old Globe, Mother Courage at La Jolla, The P8  PERFORMANCES  MAGAZINe

Goat at Mark Taper Forum, and the award winning Heads at the Blank Theater. He has performed in world premieres on Broadway, at The Public, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theater Club, and Lincoln Center, and at regional theaters including The Gurthrie, Hartford Stage, Williamstown, The Goodman, The Alliance, Portland Stage, and Wisdom Bridge. Film credits include One True Thing, Defending Your Life, Junior, S.W.A.T., Leaving Normal, Fat Man and Little Boy, 84 Charing Cross Road, and the Sundance prize winning Half Life. Best known to TV audiences as Jim Walsh on 90210, James has starred on dozens of pilots and ongoing series such as Harry’s Law, Boston Legal, Criminal Minds, Southland, CSI, etc. He is a native Chicagoan and a graduate of the Juilliard School. James is also a director and begins production on two films this summer.

MAGGIE SIFF (Charlotte) Maggie’s theater credits include the recent revival of A Lie of the Mind, directed by Ethan Hawke (Off Broadway, The New Group), Or, (Off-Broadway, The Women’s Project) The Ruby Sunrise (The Public), Frank’s Home (Playwright’s Horizons/Goodman), Rebecca Gilman’s Dollhouse at the Goodman (Jefferson Award Nomination for ‘Outstanding Principle Actress’), Lantern Theater’s Ghosts (Barrymore Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’), Interact Theatre’s Aunt Dan and Lemon and the Walnut Street Theatre’s Oleanna (both Barrymore Award Nominations). Maggie stars as “Tara Knowles” on FX’s hit series Sons of Anarchy. She played “Rachel Menken” on the first season of AMC’s Emmy and Golden Globewinning series Mad Men, for which she was included in a SAG award nomination for Best Ensemble. She has had recurring roles on ABC’s Life on Mars and FX’s Nip/Tuck.

Films include Leaves of Grass, opposite Edward Norton, Judd Apatow’s Funny People, and Helen Hunt’s indie drama Then She Found Me. She holds an MFA from NYU’s Tisch Graduate Acting Program.

GABRIEL SUNDAY (Mathew/Lewis) Gabriel began his career as a magician/juggler at the age of 10. He appeared in countless stage productions and avidly studied Shakespeare, improv and musical theater. He moved into film production at 16, documenting his time on the road with three of his mentors in On the Road with Wavy Gravy, Patch Adams and Ram Dass. This led to work with David Lee Miller, Eric J. Adams and Regenerate in Los Angeles. Sunday was cast as the lead in their feature film, My Suicide. He co-edited, co-produced and co-wrote the film, which won over 20 best picture awards at festivals including the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival and acting awards for Sunday. During the four-year process of My Suicide, Sunday appeared in various TV shows and recently in films Year One and Taking Woodstock. For his next project, Sunday is starring in the upcoming feature film about the life of schizophrenic musician/artist Daniel Johnston, where he will play the role of a young Daniel. JANE ANDERSON (Playwright) Jane Anderson is an award-winning writer and director for theater, film and television. The Quality of Life was commissioned by the Geffen Playhouse and won the 2008 Ovation Award for Best New Play. Looking for Normal premiered at the Geffen Playhouse and won the 2001 Ovation Award for Best New Play. Other plays include: The Baby Dance, Defying Gravity, Food & Shelter, Smart Choices for the New Century, Lynette at 3AM, The Last Time We Saw Her, The Pink Studio

and Hotel Oubliette.For television she wrote HBO’s The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader Murdering Mom for which she received an Emmy, a Penn Award and Writers Guild Award for best teleplay. She wrote and directed The Baby Dance (adapted from her play) for which she received a Peabody Award, a Golden Globe nomination and three Emmy nominations for best writing and made-for-TV film. She wrote and directed Normal for HBO (adapted from her play, Looking for Normal) which garnered six Emmy nominations, three Golden Globe nominations and a Directors’ Guild and Writers’ Guild nominations for best directing and writing. Her other television films include When Billie Beat Bobby and the first segment of If These Walls Could Talk II which starred Vanessa Redgrave and earned Ms. Anderson an Emmy nomination for best writing. Her other screenwriting credits include: How to Make An American Quilt, It Could Happen to You and The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio which she also directed. Ms. Anderson resides in Los Angeles and West Marin with her spouse Tess Ayers and their son, Raphael. LISA PETERSON (Director) Los Angeles: Palestine NM, Water & Power, Chavez Ravine (all with Culture Clash); Electricidad by Luis Alfaro; House of Bernarda Alba adapted by Chay Yew; The Body of Bourne by John Belluso; Tongue of a Bird by Ellen McLaughlin; Mules by Winsome Pinnock (all at the Taper); The Square, Surfing DNA, Ikebana, The Wind Cries Mary (East West Players); Collected Stories (SCR); Surf Report, Mother Courage, Be Aggressive, Good Person of Szechuan and others (La Jolla Playhouse). NY productions include: Shipwrecked (Primary Stages); The Poor Itch (Public Theater); The Fourth Sister (Vineyard); Collected Stories (MTC); Sueno (MCC); The Model Apartment (Primary Stages); Bexley Oh, Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Slavs!, Traps,Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (Obie Award), The Waves (NYTW); Regional credits include: Mark Taper Forum (Resident Director 1995-2005), La Jolla Playhouse (Associate Director 1992-1995), Seattle Rep, Berkeley Rep, Arena Stage, Intiman, South Coast Rep, California Shakespeare


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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST ABOUT THE PLAYERS Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie, Huntington, Denver Center Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Arena Stage, McCarter, Center Stage, Yale Rep, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Actors Theater of Louisville, Sundance Theater Lab, O’Neill Playwrights Conference. Winner of an Obie Award, and Drama Desk, Dramalogue, Helen Hayes, Calloway nominations. TCG/NEA grant. Executive board of SDC. RICHARD HOOVER (Set Design) Recent theater: 39 Steps (Guthrie Theater); Boomshells (Milwaukee Rep); Aftermath, Things of Dry Hours and Seven (New York Theater Workshop); Caroline of Change (Guthrie Theater); Equal Measure (Kirk Douglas Theater/ Mark Taper Forum); Seven Guitars, (The Signature Theater), Eve Ensler’s Treatment (The Culture Project); Suburbia (The Second Stage); 1984 (The Actor’s Gang); Hamlet and Death of a Salesman (The Guthrie Theater); After The Fall (The Roundabout Theater); A Beautiful Child (The Vineyard Theater); Embedded (The Actor’s Gang and The Public Theater); The Thing About Men (The Promenade Theater); Not About Nightingales (Circle in the Square -1999 Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Circle, and Tony Awards- and the Royal National Theatre -1998 London Evening Standard, London Critics’ Circle Award and Olivier Award nomination); Bat Boy, The Musical (Union Square Theater, 2001 Drama Desk Award nomination); Tempest (The McCarter Theatre); Fifth of July (The Signature Theater); Speaking in Tongues (The Roundabout Theatre); The Idiot (Manhattan Ensemble Theatre); Twelfth Night (Guthrie Theatre), Trojan Women (Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and House Arrest (Public Theatre). Recent Production design credits include, Alien Invasion, Soulmen,, Henry Poole is Here, North Country, Girl, Interrupted; Cradle Will Rock, Dead Man Walking, Bob Roberts, Payback, Apt Pupil, Ed Wood, Torch Song Trilogy, and Mothman Prophesies. Other Television credits include: Twin Peaks, Fail Safe, Heat Wave, Family of Spies; several music videos including Lonesome Day for Bruce Springsteen, pilots for current network and cable shows including  Numbers and Entourage.

Laura Bauer (Costume Design) Broadway credits include A Life in the Theatre, Speed the Plow, Glengarry Glen Ross, Talk Radio, Top Girls, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, November, and Frankie and Johnny and the Claire de Lune. She is a company member of The Atlantic Theater Company in New York and has worked extensively with the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago. Last year she designed The Subject Was Roses at The Mark Taper Forum and Palomino at The Kirk Douglas theaters here in Los Angeles. Her film designs include Woody Allen’s Sweet and Lowdown, and Stephen Frears’ High Fidelity. Rand Ryan (Lighting Design) Los Angeles: Shipwrecked!, Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress (Geffen Playhouse), Doctor Cerberus, Shipwrecked!, On the Mountain (South Coast Rep), Stones in His Pockets (Mark Taper Forum), Nighthawks(Garland Award) and A Distant Shore (Kirk Douglas Theater), Los Angeles Philharmonic First Night Series and Toyota Symphonies for Youth (Walt Disney Concert Hall), Dog Mouth(LA Weekly Award), Saved, Don Carlos, No Orchids for Miss Blandish (Garland Award) and Berlin Circle (Evidence Room), Reza Abdoh’s HipHop Waltz of Eurydice, Bogeyman (Los Angeles Theater Center and European tour). Regional: Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice, Inventing Van Gogh, Outlying Islands, Incommunicado, Law of Remains, Tight, Right, White, Sandra Tsing Loh’s Aliens in America, Joe and Betty, La Traviata. Paul James Prendergast (Composer / Sound Designer) Other Theaters: Seattle Repertory Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Long Wharf Theatre, Great Lakes Theater Festival, East West Players, Florida Stage, Atlantic Theater Company, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, Imagination Stage, The Actors Gang, Cornerstone Theater Company, Hartford Stage, California Shakespeare Theater, Alley Theatre, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Other credits: theme parks include Universal Studios and Knott’s Berry Farm; casinos include Treasure Island, MGM Grand and Buffalo Bill’s; museums include J. Paul Getty,

Geffen Contemporary and the Autry Museum of Western Heritage; dance companies include Diavolo Dance Theater, Momix, Ballet Florida, Miami City Ballet, Parson Dance, Judith Jamison, Demetrius Klein, Xing Peds, Teatro du El. Paul’s work as a singer/songwriter has appeared in films, on recordings and in music venues nationwide. JAMES T. MCDERMOTT (Production Stage Manager) Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Jimmie is thrilled to be returning to the Geffen in 2011 having had successful Geffen runs in 2010 of Thurgood starring Laurence Fishburne and The Female of the Species starring Annette Bening. Jimmie is also excited about his continuing working relationship with Lisa Peterson the Director of The Escort. He has also stage managed across the country at theatres in cities including New York, Princeton, Charleston, Washington D.C., Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. In Southern California he has stage managed at Center Theatre Group (Ahmanson, Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatres), Los Angeles Theatre Center, La Jolla Playhouse and South Coast Repertory. Jimmie is in his third five year elected term on the Council of Actors’ Equity Association, the governing body of his fellow actors’ and stage managers’ union. In 2001 he was the first stage manager to be named as the outstanding professional stage manager in whose name the USITT Outstanding Stage Manager Award was given. The end of the 2010 / 2011 school year marks Jimmie’s 15th year on the faculty of California Institute of the Arts. Jimmie would like to thank his stage management partner Jennifer Brienen, production asst. Liana Dillaway and many thanks to his life partner Pat Brymer. JENNIFER BRIENEN (Assistant Stage Manager) Geffen Playhouse: The Break of Noon, Ruined, Thurgood, Nightmare Alley, The Female the of Species, Matthew Modine Saves the Alpacas, Farragut North, The Seafarer, Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress, Atlanta, Third. The Kennedy Center: Thurgood. Center Theatre Group: Dead End (Ahmanson Theatre); Pippin, Yellow Face, 13, Water & Power (Mark

Taper Forum); This Beautiful City, Of Equal Measure, Two Unrelated Plays by David Mamet, Sleeping Beauty Wakes (Kirk Douglas Theatre). Other Los Angeles: Once on This Island (Reprise Theatre Company); Nine Circles (Ojai Playwrights Conference); Stephen Sondheim’s 75th: The Concert (Hollywood Bowl); Rapture (Hysterica Dance Company); Paheliyan – The Story of Alice (blue13 Dance Company at the Ford Amphitheatre).  Education:  BFA, University of Southern California. Phyllis Schuringa (Casting Director – Los Angeles) Phyllis is in her seventh season as Casting Director at the Geffen Playhouse. Recent plays include: Equivocation, Matthew Modine Saves the Alpacas, Farragut North, The Seafarer, Time Stands Still, By the Waters of Babylon, The Quality of Life and Third. Prior to the Geffen, Phyllis served as casting director for the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. Her favorites include Frank Galati’s adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath (also La Jolla Playhouse, National Theatre in London, and Broadway, where it received the Tony Award for Best Play), the original production of Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile (and subsequent productions including Westwood Playhouse and Briar Street Theater in Chicago), Austin Pendleton’s Orson’s Shadow and Charles L. Mee’s Time to Burn. Broadway transfers include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Tony for Best Revival) and The Song of Jacob Zulu. She teaches auditioning at Steppenwolf West. AMY LEVINSON (Dramaturg) Amy Levinson is the Literary Manager and Dramaturg of the Geffen Playhouse. Her dramaturgy credits at the Geffen Playhouse include The Weir, Looking for Normal, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Under The Blue Sky, Rose and Walsh, Boy Gets Girl, I Just Stopped By To See The Man, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Third, The Quality of Life and Equivocation among others. Also a translator of Yiddish drama, she holds an MFA in Dramaturgy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she taught until 1997. She has worked in literary offices at Hartford Stage and The Mark Taper Forum. PErFORMANCEs  MAGAZINE P9


WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST ABOUT THE PLAYERS

GILBERT CATES (Producing Director) Gilbert Cates is recognized as a leader in television, film and theater. Currently presiding as the Producing Director of the Geffen Playhouse, he is dedicated to enriching the Los Angeles theatrical spectrum by presenting the finest in contemporary and classical theater. In November 1996, Cates was the recipient of the Jimmy Dolittle Award for Outstanding Contribution to Los Angeles Theater. He received the 1999 Ovation Award for best play for Collected Stories, starring Linda Lavin and Samantha Mathis, which he directed at the Geffen. The accolades for Cates expand into other areas of the entertainment industry. He produced and directed the 1970 film version of the Broadway hit I Never Sang for My Father, starring Melvyn Douglas, Gene Hackman and Estelle Parsons. The movie earned three Academy Award nominations. Cates also directed Joanne Woodward and Sylvia Sidney in the 1973 film Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams, which received two Oscar nominations. Other film directing credits include: The Promise, One Summer Love, The Last Married Couple in America, Oh! God Book II and Backfire. He further distinguished himself as director and/or producer of a number of television dramatic specials. These include NBC’s 1972 Emmy Award-winning To all My Friends on Shore, starring Bill Cosby, ABC’s 1974 The Affair starring Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner, NBC’s 1975 After the Fall starring Faye Dunaway and Christopher Plummer. Other credits include: Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye, The Kid from Nowhere, County Gold, Faerie Tale Theater’s Rapunzel and Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Hobson’s Choice, Burning Rage, Consenting Adults, Fatal Judgment, Do You Know the Muffin Man, Call Me Anna, Absolute P10  PERFORMANCES  MAGAZINe

Strangers, In My Daughter’s Name, and Tom Clancy’s Netforce (Cates directed James Agee’s A Death in the Family for Masterpiece Theater’s American Collection of PBS and Donald Margulies’ Collected Stories for PBS Hollywood Presents). In September 2002, he directed David Eldridge’s Under the Blue Sky for The Geffen Playhouse and directed Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 2005, the inaugural production in the newly-renovated Geffen Playhouse. In February 2007 he directed Jeffrey Hatcher’s A Picasso in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater. He served two terms as President of the Directors Guild of America from 1983 to 1987. In 1989, he received the Guild’s Robert B. Aldrich Award for extraordinary service and, in 1991, he received the DGA’s Honorary Life Membership. He also served as Dean of the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television (which he founded) from 1990—1998. In 2008, Cates produced the 80th Annual Academy Awards show for ABC, his 14th occasion producing the Awards, for which he has already garnered 84 nominations and 17 Emmy Awards. Mr Cates was born in New York City and attended Syracuse University. Married to Dr. Judith Reichman, he has four children, two stepchildren and six grandchildren.

RANDALL ARNEY (Artistic Director) Randall begins his eleventh season as Artistic Director at the Geffen where he has directed The Female of the Species, The Seafarer, Atlanta, David Mamet’s Speed-The-Plow, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out, Stephen Jeffreys’ I Just Stopped by to See the Man, Rebecca Gilman’s Boy Gets Girl, David Rambo’s God’s Man in Texas and Conor McPherson’s The Weir. An ensemble member of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1984, Arney also acted as the

company’s artistic director from 1987 to 1995. Broadway transfers under his leadership include The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, The Song of Jacob Zulu (six Tony Award nominations) and The Grapes of Wrath (Tony Award winner). Arney’s acting credits with Steppenwolf include Born Yesterday, Ghost in the Machine, The Homecoming, Frank’s Wild Years, You Can’t Take It With You, Fool for Love, Coyote Ugly, True West and Balm in Gilead. Film/TV credits include Normal, Weapons of Mass Distraction (both for HBO), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) and Judging Amy (CBS).

KEN NOVICE (Managing Director) Prior to joining Geffen Playhouse Novice served as Managing Director and Director of External Affairs at Pasadena Playhouse. Prior to that he was Director of Marketing and Public Relations for San Diego’s Tony Award-winning Old Globe Theatre developing marketing and public relations programs for Jack O’Brien’s revival of Damn Yankees, the Tony Awardnominated musical The Full Monty, Henry IV starring John Goodman as well as the Tony-nominated hit Play On! among many others. Novice’s credits also include marketing and public relations with the Tony Award-winning Denver Center Theater Company and New York’s Circle Repertory Company. As Director of Programming for YouthStream Media Networks he developed national marketing and public relations programs for major motion pictures from Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks S. K. G. , Buena Vista Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Fox Broadcasting, 20th Century Fox, MGM, New Line Cinema and Warner Brothers Pictures. He also managed Ken Novice Entertainment Marketing, working with such clients as The Salvation Army, Sephra Fountains LLC, and promotional partners including Warner Brothers,

American Express and Gelson’s among others. Novice served as Head of Theatre Management for the California State University Long Beach theatre management M. F. A. /M. B. A. degree program and has been a guest lecturer at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego. He holds a B. A. from the Pennsylvania State University and an M. B. A. from San Diego State University.


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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PRODUCTION STAFF FOR THE ESCORT Properties Master rich gilles Deck Supervisor Dwayne Barnes Master Electrician darren rezowalli Assistant Master Electrician Yelena Babinskaya Sound Master james grabowski Fight Consultant steve rankin Wardrobe Supervisor leah a. lewis Production Assistant Liana Dillaway Assistant Lighting Designer Christopher Kuhl Assistant Costume Designer Steven Hawley Stage Crew Juan Lozano Stage Crew Boude Moore Massage Consultant ANDY Gutierrez Assistant to the Director sarah malkin UCLA Directing Intern Caitlin Bower ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Set provided by scenic highlights Lighting Equipment provided by Entertainment Lighting Services Sound Equipment provided by Jon Sound Inc. SPECIAL THANKS UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Scene, Prop, Sound and Costume Shops, London Cleaners, The Jimmyjane Company, kristine hammerstrom, leia crawford UCLA SCHOOL OF THEATER, FILM AND TELEVISION The Geffen Playhouse is affiliated with the University of California at Los Angeles, specifically the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. The Geffen Playhouse values its role as an important educational resource by providing students with master classes, workshops and internships. Students are also able to work and learn from distinguished visiting Geffen artists such as Donald Margulies, Annette Bening, Terrence McNally, Alan Ayckbourn, David Mamet, David Ives and Jon Robin Baitz in areas of directing, playwriting, acting, design, dramaturgy, management and production. The Geffen Playhouse also draws upon the distinguished experts in the university to enhance the theater’s programs and research. The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association; The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The Director is a member of the society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union.

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SCENE AT THE GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE Opening Night of The Break of Noon Sponsored by Los Angeles magazine Presenting Sponsor Audi of America, Inc.

Our Presenting Sponsor Audi represented by (left to right) Renee Cruciani, Alan Cruciani, Ryan Helvey, Jennifer Warner, Jeff Jacobsen

Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney with The Break of Noon cast

Cast members John Earl Jelks and Tracee Chimo with Richard Ruskell, Executive Pastry Chef at Montage Resort and Spa, who designed the cake

Geffen Playhouse donor Fielding Edlow and guest

Geffen Playhouse Chairman of the Board Frank Mancuso, Board member Pamela Robinson Hollander, Mrs. Phillips, Fay Mancuso and Dr. Ed Phillips

Board member and Chariman Emeritus Herb Gelfand and Beverly Gelfand in the Audi R8 Spyder

find out how to attend geffen playhouse opening nights Call the Development department at 310-208-6500 ext. 128

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Call the Development department and we’ll exchange you into house seats (Center Orchestra, rows C – H) for another night. We only need two weeks notice.*

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SIGNATURE SERIES SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT

Wine country meets Hollywood at Napa Valley Grille in Westwood Village. Local, seasonal ingredients and a vast array of wines are served in a rustic, yet refined setting suitable for a pre-theater dinner for two, or a business lunch with top celebrity clients. The wine country warmth in the main dining room is illuminated by the earth-toned hues, wooden harvest table, farm-fresh floral displays, wine artifact pieces, rustic lighting fixtures and an exhibition kitchen. In Napa, the beauty and bounty of each season gives us reason to celebrate every day. Our chef’s love of food and wine showcases in his custom private dining menus highlighting the quality and authenticity of wine country cuisine. Our inspired team is ready to work with you to enhance your next event and deliver a memorable occasion be it in the restaurant or at a remote location. The Geffen Playhouse graciously thanks Napa Valley Grille for their continued support of numerous Geffen special events including Opening Nights for the Gil Cates Theater and Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater and Girls Night Out. From our family to yours, say THANK YOU!

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Attend one of our Signature Series and enjoy the FREE festivities with your ticket purchase. Event details at geffenplayhouse.com/signatureseries

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SATURDAY SCENE THEATER FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES

THE GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS

SATURDAY SCENE THEATER FOr families

On select Saturday mornings enjoy an interactive journey into the world of plays, music, puppetry and storytelling! Saturday mornings at 11am. Ages 3-103! story pirates

April 9, 2011

Prince rama and the monkey king boxtales theatre company

Adventures to be had! Princesses to be rescued! Villains to be vanquished! Ages 5-12 Prince rama and the monkey king

April 30, 2011

Gwendolyn and the Goodtime Gang

Sing along as Gwendolyn brings old favorites and new hits! Ages 3-7

May 7, 2011 Gwendolyn and the Goodtime Gang

Mukashi Mukashi: Asian Tales From Long Ago Proving magic is all around you every day! Ages 5-11

Mukashi Mukashi: Asian Tales From Long Ago

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THE PROUDLY PROVOCATI SUPERIOR DONUTS Written by Tracy Letts Directed by Randall Arney

“Tremendously entertaining ... characteristically irreverent.”

— USA Today

Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tracy Letts weaves a heart-warming and humorous tale of unlikely friendships in one of Chicago’s most diverse neighborhoods. Arthur Przybyszewski’s Superior Donuts has been a community hub for decades, and both the neglected storefront and its rundown owner are evidence to that. But when Franco, a young fast-talking dreamer, bounds into the shop, the writing is on the wall that things are going to change – maybe even for the better. may 31 – july 10

EXTRAORDINARY CHAMBERS Written by David Wiener Directed by Pam MacKinnon

As the Khmer Rouge once again attracts international attention, this world premiere play gets to the heart of the headlines. When Carter, an American telecom executive, brings his wife Mara on a business trip to Cambodia, he never imagines that the ghosts of this beautiful country will find a way to further haunt their lives. As business deals unravel into personal negotiations brimming with political consequences, Carter and Mara must decide if the salvation of one life is worth sacrificing the justice of many. MAY 24 – JULY 3

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director randall arney discusses this “sweet” new play online at

geffenplayhouse.com/donuts

girls night out Grab friends, bring a date and turn an ordinary Thursday evening into a scintillating and one-of-a-kind night. These post-show parties showcase a variety of food, drink and fashion partners with unique diversions sure to surprise and delight.

lounge fridays Cultural happy hour meets bon appétit in this enticing way to ease into your weekend. Unwind and enjoy delicious culinary delights and complimentary champagne before the show.

wine down sundays playwright david wiener discusses his world premiere work online at

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donor spotlight Howard Tenenbaum is Vice President of Keyes Automotive, Inc. He has been a valued member of the Geffen Playhouse Board of Directors since January, 2009. In that time he has taken great interest in our Education and Outreach programs, which serve over 19,000 disadvantaged students, adults and seniors across Los Angeles every season. We are incredibly grateful to Keyes for their continued support of our programs. When the Story Pirates, a New York-based arts and creative writing organization, first partnered with the Geffen Playhouse to establish a home on the west coast, they were looking for a vehicle to help transport their sets, actors and teaching artists to Title I schools across Los Angeles County. Howard Tenenbaum stepped up and personally funded the lease of one of Keyes’ vehicles to the Story Pirates. Thanks to his generosity, disadvantaged students across Los Angeles are able to experience the motivation and inspiration of the Story Pirates. For fifty years, the Keyes Automotive Group has set high standards of excellence in all of its endeavors. The Keyes Automotive Group has 12 dealerships in California, Arizona and Nevada. They distinguish themselves not only by their entrepreneurial excellence, but also by their spirit of philanthropy. With a deep sense of commitment to community, they participate in numerous civic events and are involved in local schools, public works activities and many other charitable causes.

Thank you, Keyes Automotive Group, for giving us the opportunity to continue to educate and inspire underserved youth, adults and seniors across Los Angeles through our Education and Outreach Programs.

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annual donors The Geffen Playhouse recognizes the following individuals and organizations for their generous support of our Annual Fund. Donors are listed at the Associate level and higher for gifts made between January 1, 2010 and February 15, 2011.

CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE $50,000+

Anonymous Patricia Applegate Audi of America, Inc. City National Bank ClearEdge Power Creative Artists Agency Edgerton Foundation Herbert M. and Beverly J. Gelfand Adi and Jerry Greenberg Keyes Automotive Group Latham and Watkins Lincy Foundation Los Angeles County Arts Commission Fay and Frank Mancuso Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Shubert Foundation Skirball Foundation Cynthia P. Stafford Jodi and Howard Tenenbaum Tropicana Las Vegas W Hotel Westwood Warner Bros. Entertainment

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER $25,000+

A&E Television Networks Anonymous CBG Corporation Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. The Dan Hartman Arts and Music Foundation Hilton Resort and Spa: Bora Bora Nui Marcia Israel Foundation, Inc. The Lear Family Foundation Legendary Pictures Los Angeles magazine Mona and Karl* Malden Ginny Mancini Ron and Kelly Meyer Susanna Midnight and Charlie Midnight Montage Hotels and Resorts Moss Foundation Napa Valley Grille PricewaterhouseCoopers Resnick Family Foundation Ronen Levy Events Cheryl and Haim Saban, Saban Family Foundation The Edward A. and Ai O. Shay Family Foundation Kate Capshaw Spielberg and Steven Spielberg Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Shel and Cynthia Stone S. Mark Taper Foundation

PRODUCER

$10,000 - $24,999 Agua Caliente Casino Resort and Spa Bacara Resort and Spa Don and Vicki Berghoff Bioque Technologies, Inc. Charles A. Black, Jr. Evelyn and Stephen Block Annette Blum Suzanne Deal Booth and David Booth Brotman Foundation of California Eileen and Harold Brown Graham Burke Mark Burnett and Roma Downey Capital Group Companies Stephanie and Jonathan Carson CBS Corporation City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Mary Ann Cloyd Carole Bayer Sager and Robert A. Daly Carolyn Dirks Family Joseph Drown Foundation Susan and John Ebey Susan and Mark Fleischer Four Seasons

Fox Entertainment Group Gang, Tyre, Ramer and Brown, Inc. Patty Glaser and Sam Mudie Joseph B. Gould Foundation Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association Arthur Greenberg C. Curtis Grisham Leo S. Guthman Fund In Memory of Morrie Hazan HBO Films Eric and Samantha Heer Martha Henderson Jewish World Watch Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Glorya Kaufman Michael Kong and Anastasia Twilley Susan and Peter Mallory Nancy and Michael McClelland Donna McKenna Sandra E. Milken Hilton Moorea National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust, NA Occidental Petroleum Corp Richard D. Parsons Madeline and Bruce Ramer Lee and Lawrence J. Ramer Pamela Robinson Hollander Loren Rothschild and Hon. Frances Rothschild Tony Rubin and Linda Bernstein Rubin Richard Ruskell The Simms/Mann Family Foundation Fred Specktor and Nancy Heller DeeAnna Staats Judith and Bruce Stern Heather Thomas and Skip Brittenham Universal Studios The Vidal Sassoon Foundation Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks

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$5,000 - $9,999 Jehan F. Agrama and Dwora Fried Jack and Hilary Angelo Bittersweet Butterfly Mara and Jonathan Blum The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer Marcy Carsey and Leo Yoshimura Louis Colen Alexander Conlin Shelley Wike Cranley Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman Diageo Brands John Dittmar Wil* and Glorya Dixon Fielding Edlow Entertainment Industry Foundation G.E. Foundation Priscila Giraldo Gloria and Peter Gold Barbara Grenell G. David Gundlach George Hoag Family Foundation Cindy and Alan Horn Hotel Shangri-La Wendell and Bernice Jeffrey Dora and Neil Kadisha Joan Kaloustian Mannon Kaplan Sally and Dr. Manny J. Karbelnig Katy Sweet and Associates, Inc. Sabrina Kay Charitable Foundation Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer and Melvin Keefer Hope Mineo and Jeffrey Kitchen Sandra Krause and William Fitzgerald Wendy Kurtzman Despina Gianopulos Landers and Jay Landers Lost Iguana Resort and Spa Marlene and Sandy Louchheim Carla Malden Malibu Family Wines Barbara and Garry Marshall

Todd M. Morgan Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation Anna K. Nupson Christine Marie Ofiesh Paradigm Talent and Literary Agency Rollin Ransom and Chris Lacroix Kay and Bob Rehme Jay Roth and Sherry E. Grant Charles Roven Barry and Nancy Sanders Jody and Arthur Schmid Richard and Barbara Sherman Showtime Networks, Inc. Gussie Sitkin David Tillman, MD and Karen Zoller, MD W Fort Lauderdale Diane Warren John and Marilyn Wells Ellie and Tom Wertheimer Elizabeth and Jim Wiatt Gail Zappa Ruth and Stan Zicklin Candice and Joel Zwick

EDUCATION ADVOCATE $1,000 - $4,999

Anonymous (4) Harry and Gay Abrams/Abrams Artists Agency Dr. Richard A. Ackerman and Miriam Shakter James Adams Janis Adams and John Lyons Aegon Transamerica Foundation Miriam Aguiar AIG Matching Grants Program Alcon Entertainment, LLC Olga S. Alderson In Honor of the Birth of Leo Jacob Alexander Michael Alexander Debbie and Norman Allen Merryl and David A. Alpert Maurice Amado Foundation Amgen Foundation Patti and Harlan Amstutz Angell Foundation Margaret and Howard Arvey Russ August and Kabat D.C. and Carol Ann Bakeman Babak Baravarian The Barron Family Jericho Poppler and Dr. Greg Bartlow Rick and Shelley Bayer Shelly and Libby Bergen Wendy and John Bergquist Moca Foundation Helen Bing Chancellor Gene D. Block and Mrs. Carol Block Nathalie Blossom and Howard Levy Pamela and Bill Bohnert The Bordy and Leibovic Families Greg and Elizabeth Borrud Brenda and Alan Borstein Deanne Bosnak Dr. Wallace P. Brithinee Carolyn and Gerald Bronstein Robert Brook and Jacqueline Kosecoff Wendy and David Brotman Ross G. Brown Jason Calacanis Marlene Canter Jo Champa Dr. Fanya Carter and Dr. Harold J. Delchamps Laurel and Aaron Clark Kassie Claughton Sandy Climan Linda and John Coleman Terri, Joe, Dorit and Andrew Cooper Michael and Arline Covell Nancy A. Cypert Eunice and Hal David Shirley Lu and Norman Davidson Valarie de la Garza and Michael Centeno Vin Di Bona and Erica Gerard

Nicolina Clark and Robert Dinlocker DreamWorks Studios Gerald and Sally Ducot Dr. and Mrs. Paul Eisenberg Colleen M. Ellis Kevin Watts and Christine Enlow Rabbi Harvey and Sybil Fields Michael Filerman Eric Flamholtz and Yvonne Randle Joan and Charles Fox Carol and Paul Frimmer Tom Fuller Kathleen Garfield David Geffen Foundation Paul and Cheri Gienger Harry A. Gilbert Rose Gilbert Kiki and David Gindler Cherna and Dr. Gary Gitnick Charlotte Gold Dr. and Mrs. Lee B. Gold Barbara Goldenberg Marion Goldenfeld Edith Gould Gwen and Albert Grabb Adrienne Grant and Paul Jennings The Guerin Foundation Madeline Gussman Monty and Marilyn Hall Mr. and Mrs. William Hellman Harriette Henderson Mel and Faith Henkin Jean Himmelstein and David Coleman James Hliboki and Hildi Snodgrass Mrs. Dorothy Hoffman Jackie and Dr. Irwin Hoffman Roger and Linda Howard Gerald Hundert Troy Hutchinson Terry and Marc J. Jacoby Steve, Alex and Emma Jaffe Jewish Community Foundation Sydney Julien Karney Guren Family Foundation Julie and David Kavner Lenny and David Kelton Kent Klavens Judy Knapp Leslie and Norman Koplof Thea and Neal Koss Carol Krause Krol Vodka Seth Krugliak Helene and Arthur Laub J. Michael Lee and Layne Rainey Barbara Leigh Phyllis Lemberger Drs. Gerald and Barbara Levey Alan S. Levin Ed and Betsy Levine Levitt Pavilions Mae and Hugh Lichtig Steven and Nancy Lippman Judith Locke and Dennis Massie Kalman and Eve Loeb Robert LoPata Karen and Frederick Lorig Marcia E. Williams and Gene Lucero Meyer and Renee Luskin Malibu Beach Inn Elizabeth Marcellino Eric G.C. Mark Steve Markoff Lesia and William Maxwell Karen Mbanefo John McCrite and Juan Lopez Jeanne McDonald-Powers and Travis Powers Janis B. McEldowney Sue McHugh Alex Meneses Dianne and Burton Merrill The Miles Family Barbara and Fred Miller Gloria Miller and Susan Sager Philip Miller

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ANNUAL DONORS Andrew and Laura Mintzer Rich and Michele Monosson Garry Morris and Kent Harrison Hayes Benjamin and Hedy Nazarian Joan and Fred Nicholas Albert and Barbara Nichols Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy Steve and Judy Orich Laura Ornest Pearl O’Rourke Carol and Bill Ouchi Jason Packham Laurie MacDonald and Walter Parkes Philip and Leslie Paton Pelican Hill Resort Herbert and Marilyn Piken In Memory of Michael Piller Paula, Lauren, Nicole, and Joseph Pinhas Marilyn Pinzur Jack and Jane Pollock Ruth Popkin Gail and Harold Provizer Edward C. Rainey, Jr. and Scott C. Britain Richard Rasiej and Joan Herman Rob Reiner Felice Prieto Reyes Donald B. and Susan F. Rice Esther and Howard Richmond Linda and Manny Rider Carol and Ward Ritter Fred and Ronda Rose Brad and Nancy Rosenberg Sue Weiss Rosenwasser and Joseph Sinay Marlene Rotblatt and Family J. Nathan and Michele Rubin Thomas L. Safran Richard and Amber Sakai Daphna Salimpour Jonathan Schwartz George Shapiro Dora R. Sher Diane Sherman-Smith In Memory of Gordon A. Smith Rita and Jose Sigal Dine with Nine Catering and Events Snyder Family Foundation Drs. Matthew and Marion Solomon Sondheimer Foundation Sony Pictures Entertainment St. Regis Princeville Resort Mitch and Sherry Stein Joannie Stern Simon Strauss Foundation SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills Aaron Stroud Radoslav and Elaine Sutnar Dr. S. Jerome and Judith D. Tamkin Anne C. Taubman and David Boyle John Teeples Audri and Stan Tendler The Dillon Fund Jane Thomas William and Karen Timberlake Daniel Tongbai Francine and James Travers UBS Financial Services Shauna and Daniel Valenzuela Susan and Peter Van Haften Alan Van Vliet Josephine R. Walker Peter and Denise Walsh Sheila Wasserman In Memory of Sylvia and George Weiner Gelena and Seth Weissman Alison Whalen and Steven Marenberg Herbert Wise Witt Thomas Harris Productions Karen and Rick Wolfen Mimi and Werner F. Wolfen Dr. Charles and Judy Young Ms. Patricia Youngman Fletcher Ozborne Mr. Stanley Zax Ellen and Arnold Zetcher

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ARTISTIC ADVOCATE $500 - $999

Anonymous (5) Herbert Ehrmann and Constance Abell Mr. and Mrs. Norman Abrams Dale and Ruth Adams Sharon Hulse and Louis Adler Helen and Herb Allen Jan Altemus Irving Anderson Renette Anderson Maria Avila Betsy and Marc Axelrod Gerald Bagg and Pamela Stevens Charles Barker Janet and Irwin Barnet Patricia Barry Anne Barry Laurie and Bill Benenson Larry and Julie Blivas In Memory of Maxine Handelman Ruth and Donald Blumkin, Pharm D. Judy Boeken Sheila Bouttier Reveta Bowers Sandra Bradley and Shelagh Moriarty Kevin Breen Janet and Mark Brown Lionel Brown Rebecca Brown Howard D. Browne Dr. R.W.G. Bugental Jolene and Robert Burk Jon Byk Bruce Carr Lisa, Michael and Rachel Chalfin Janet Regina Chapman Barry Charles Ms. Martha Chase Ken Coelho Donell Cohen Ted Cordes Zoe and Donald Cosgrove Susan Georgine Craig Craft Los Angeles Creative Brand Shirley Davidson Mrs. Dom DeLuise Jennifer and Jeffrey Denker Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Dietz Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dooley Anne Dougherty and David B. Dobrikin Paul Dowling Mike Elisofon Doug Endicott Elizabeth A. Evans Rebekah and Howard Farber Marjorie L. Fasman Gloria and Morton Field Susan and Mark Fien Michael and Lynne Flynn Burt and Nanette Forester J.D. Fox Rhonda Frances Lorraine Frankel Dottie Frieband Michael Shaw and Janie Fried L.T. Friesen Mike Gainey Lois and Gerald Gallop Sharlene and Sol Galper Charles Gerber Jeff Gerber Fereydoon Ghaffari Karen Berko Gibson Peter and Namhee Gilhuly Benita and Bert Ginsberg William and Charlene Glikbarg Norman B. Goldberg Irene Goldenberg Abner and Roz Goldstine Ellie Goodman Susie and Bruce Goren Simon Graty Ruth and Steve Greenbaum Gary Gross Neelam Gupta Louise Halevy and Kenneth Erlich Marvin Hamlisch Julia Hari Sheila Hasday

Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Haveson Gary Hecker Murray and Gail Heltzer Neal Hersh and Lynda Klein Kathryn Hibbs Jack Hileman and Roxanne Huddleston Rand Hoffman and Charlotte Robinson Kelley M. Hogan Stanley and Gail Hollander Dr. Sharron Holman Robin Hursh and Family Imhoff and Associates, PC Lonnie Levi Israel Robert and Gail Israel Melissa and Jonathan Jaivin Jil Sander Laurie Jones Vernon and Sylvia Jones Trudy and Albert Kallis Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Kamine Mr. Stephen Kandel Owen Kato Dora Kessler Linda and Michael Keston Nam Kim and Jeff Kateman Ann and Jonathan Kirsch Donna and Jeffrey Klein Nancy and Carter Koven Frumeh Labow Joan and Christopher Larkin Aleyne Larner Fawcett Jill and Michael Lasky Matt Levin Marla E. Levine Burton and Anita Levinson Lydia Levy Carla Liber Joanne Lindsay Vincent Lupo Neil and Ora Macfarlane Sacha and Dori Joshua Malina The Jennifer and Greg Malins Foundation Alan Mandelberg Ruth K. March and Family Barry and Evie Marlin William E. and Marcela H. McKenna Neil Meron Debra Michel Lawrence Mirisch Carol Moran Bill Morino Simona Morris Lon Morse and Toni Hollander Morse Bill Mullins Fran Neiman Janice B. Nelsen Ms. Sherri Nelson Betsy Newman Andrew H. Newman Shelby Notkin Rick Nyholm Robert and Monica O’Hagan O’Melveny and Myers LLP Mr. and Mrs. Martin Padilla Bob Paris Jo Anne Patterson Lisa Pierozzi Gregory Poirier Peggy and George Polinger Lisa and Steven Pompan Nancy Porter Mitchell Quaranta Gary and Gail Rachelefsky Joan Ransohoff Edward B. Rasch Joyce Reed Rosenberg Mildred Reid Carlene Ringer Terrence Roberts Richard Robertson Dolores Rogers Barbara and David Rognlien Raymond Rogowski Alison Rosenthal Dr. Martin and Lorraine Ross Joyce and Deane Ross Samantha Roth Lisa M. Rowley Blanche and Bruce Joel Rubin David Russell and Amy Gordon David A. and Karen Richards Sachs Nancy and Ted Sanborn

Charlene and Vic Sands Jane and Bill Schopf Susan and Peter Schwab David Schwanke Bob and Susan Schwartz Michele and Peter Serchuk Peggy and Robert Shapiro Roman Silberfeld Leigh Silverton Marty and Leah Sklar Stacey and Katherine Williams-Sloan Michael Small Melvin Spears Dr. and Mrs. Sidney C. Sperling Rita Spiegel Arthur Stern William Stringer Kayser and Renee Sume Keith and Judy Swayne David Tann Michael E. Tennenbaum Family Dr. Anita F. Thompson David Tohl Joyce and Josh Trabulus Bob Tuttle Kevin Van Belois Vitamin Water Carole Wagner-Vallianos and Peter Vallianos John J. Waller, Jr. Judge and Mrs. Joseph Wapner Shirley Wargon Marcia and Dr. Charles Wasserman Sander Weiner and Marcia Gilbert Martin and Gloria Wertlieb Keith West Pat West Linda A. Wilson Winnick Family Foundation Robbie Work Isis and Michelle Youssef Craig Zadan Andrew and Kimberly Zakanych Arnold Zane Laurie Ziegler Lynn and Meir Ziv Dayle and Abram Zukor

ASSOCIATE $250 - $499

Anonymous (10) Jeffrey and Linda Abell Cathy and Alan Adelman Sara Adler Warren Adler and Bobbi Armbruster Elaine and Michael Agran Tony Albany Susan Allison Arthur Alper Elise Andrews Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Anenberg Eloise Appel Barbara and Ethan Aronoff Mr. and Mrs. Bert P. Arons Asahi Lynne and Lee Babbitt Janis Baer Madhavan Balachandran Don Banks Lucia Barbaro Billie Baron and Edward Marcinko Randall C. Bassett James W. Baugh Paul and Lois Bechely Arnold and Susan Becker Michael Bedner and Kathy Eldon Terry and Lionel Bell Millie and Julius Bendat Joanne Benickes Carole A. and Charles Bennett Bunny Wasser and Howard Bernstein Beverly Bierer Judith Ann Billings Wesley Bilson Adrienne and Michael Blackman Ronald and Jamie Blackstone Marjorie Blatt Ruth Bloom Sandra Blum Barry Boehm Ludmila Bojman


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annual donors Thomas Booth Frances and Les Boxer In Memory of Evan Haight-Boyd Paula Brand Bernardean Broadous Shelli and Bill Broder Aaron and Merav Broder Susan and Roy Brown Gerald Buckberg Sue and Peter Bunzel Dick and Eleanor Burke Marcia Burnam Joann Busuttil Laurie J. Butler Michael and Sandy Buttitta Deborah Carabet Charles Carr Gift Garden Antiques Leigh Chapman and Peter Wilkinson Judy and Mike Fantasia Mark Clymer and Marc Mullendore Robert Cochran David Conney, M.D. Debra Colletti and Scott Cooper Ira and Marsha Coron Doug Coss Fred and Joyce Cowan Dr. and Mrs. Earle E. Crandall Valerie and Donald Cravitz Ely Dahan Stacy Dalgleish Linda Danet Hedva and Dudley Danoff Jeff and Pat Dasteel Pamela Daves Diana Davidow and Deborah Constance Ruth B. Davis and Pearl Schultz Jeffrey Davis Chris and Lindsey Deems Hal and Roberta Delevie Linda Levenson Delsack and Kurt Delsack Dr. Udayakumar Devasker Virginia DiBona Suzanne and Bruce Dodds Carol Jean Doehring Jonathan and Susan Dolgen Fred and Marilyn Dorer Marlene Davis and David L. Dorsey Daryl and Paul F. Doucette Susan B. Downey Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dreyfus Tracy Williams Rachel and John Edwards Dr. Robert and Natalie Engelkirk Valerie Entwell Alan and Barbara Faiola Famous Cupcakes Earl I. Feldhorn Gladys Fellman Shawn Ferjanec Larry Field Abby and Malcolm Field Sydney M. Finegold, M.D. Frances and Terry Flanagan Elisabeth Fleischman William and Elisabet Fleischman Sheldon Fogel Suzanne Follmer Charles L. Fonarow Janet Fourticq Glenn and Jane Fowler Darryl Frank Dorothy Frazier Fran Fredella and Scott Rubin Barbara and Louis Friedman Elaine and Larry Friedman Kenneth J. Friedman and Marilynn J. Friedman Family Foundation Laurelle Frome Yuki Fukumoto Peggy N. Furman Yelena Furman Anya Epstein and Daniel Futterman Sandy Gage Karen and Raymond Gallagher Lee Gardenswartz Diane Gardner Eugenia Gates Kim and R.B. Gautier Rachel and Jack Gindi Diane Glazer Edna Mae Glikmann Richard and Lori Glucksman

Martin and Kathy Godin Ann M. Goldberg Marilyn and Allen Golden Peter Goldman Louis and Linda Goldsman Mrs. Mae Goodson Madeline Goodwin Charles Grace Stanley Graham and Christine Bounce Diana and Ronald Granit Gigi and Don Grant Norma and Harvey Greenberg Nancy and Ron Greenberg Feris Greenberger and David Dolinko Alan Greenstadt Brenda Gyllenswan David Johnson and Eve Haberfield Lance Hagenbuch Mary and Alan Halkett Peter E. Hall Carolyn Hamilton Evelyn and Nat Handel Stanley Handman Tess Harper Ms. Arlene Harris Todd Hawkins Penny and Steve Held Ms. Marg Helgenberger Gunter Herman Hella Hershson Karen Hill-Scott Marion and Todd Hindin Crystal Hines Cina Hodges John Hofbauer, M.D. and Laura E. Fox, M.D. Adrienne and Elliott Horwitch Joseph Horwitz Gordon Hubbard John Huber Anne Ichiuji and Todd Humphrey Harold and Evelyn Igdaloff Gerald Isenberg Fred and Nancy Jacobus Nancy and Len Jacoby Michael Jenkins Jewell Jones Kenneth and Roneet Kahan David Kaiser Joyce Kaiserman Ruth and Marvin Kalin Mark Kaluk David and Cindy Kamm Mr. and Mrs. David Kaplan Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth M. Karmin Mr. and Mrs. William Keast David T. Kessler Shirlee Kessler Irwin Kishner Nancy and Howard Klein Phyllis Klein Laurie and Milton Klorman Ray and Barbara Klostermann Barbara and Stan Krasnoff Janice White and Eugene Krieger Lynne E. Lainer Suzanne Lake Rodger and Jennifer Landau Dwight and Christine Landis Rhoda Lauten Jeanne and Christopher Lavagnino Michele Lavin Rhonda Lawrence and Arthur Rosett Sheelagh Boyd and Larry Layne Joyce Lederer and Family Ginger Leibovitz David and Karen Leichenger Marsha Levin Evelyn and Barry Levitt Jay Levitt Gloria Levy Wendy Lewis In Memory of Wee-Luang Lim Warren and Brenda Lincoln Martha Lindberg Mrs. Monte E. Livingston Steven Llanusa and Glenn Miya Leslie and Adam Lobel Karen and Peter Locke Adam Loef Lori and Tom Low Dianne Lum Loris and Kory Lunsford Anne L. Lynch

Teresa L. Maguire Guillaume Maillet Joyce L. Mallean Jeannette and Mervyn Mandelbaum Myrna and Irving Margol Connie and Leslie Martinson Phyllis and Bert Massing Cecile M. Matzkin Stewart Mayeda David Israeli and Dr. Marie Mazzone Kathleen McCarthy Helen McDaniel Monique McDavid Patrick W. McDivitt Sean McGhee and Carol Fan Cathy and John McMullen Barbara S. Meister Dr. and Mrs. King M. Mendelsohn Jean Midgley Natalie Milani Teddie J. Milner Nicole Behrstock-Miner In Memory of Rae Behrstock and Celia Lew Gloria and Accie Mitchell Marc Mitchell Jean Miyamoto Laurie and Chuck Mondrus Sharon and John Morris David Neilan Dena Nelson Patricia Nettleship Mark and Diane Neubauer Sheila Newman Dr. Ronald and Iris Onkin Susan Ops Edward Parker Tracy Parsons and Keith Grossman In Memory of Robert and Stephen Paskus Mr. and Mrs. Herman Pass Donald S. Passman Abhilash and Kelly Patel Barbara and Peter Patman John K. Perkins Naidu and Jane Permaul Frank J. Pfizenmayer and Josh Brown Carol F. Phillips Phyllis Piano and Roy Jones Joy and Gerald Picus Jeanne L. Pocras Lily and Rick Pollack Pop Chips Michelle Prinvale Philip Pritchett Mr. and Mrs. Howard Privette Tom Pryor Charlotte Rae Robert Rechord Katie Rhodes Judy L. Richman Lynda Rick Jill Robinson Ruth and Larry Rosen Lynne W. Rosenberg Linda and Marvin Rosenfeld Beverly and Mel Rosenthal Lawrence Ross and Linda Nussbaum Lori and David Rousso Fred and Veronique Sabl Dr. and Mrs. George and Joyce Sachs Julie and Dennis Saffro Caroline Saltzman Sandor Samuels Karen and Nathan Sandler Susan and Kenneth Sarno Maxine Savitz Marilyn Sayegh Carole and Michael Scheinberg Malcolm Schneer and Cathy Liu Jay Evan Schoenfeldt Dr. and Mrs. Jack Schwartz Elizabeth and Justin Schwartz John Schwartz Nadya Scott Cynthia Sears Marc M. Seltzer and Christina Snyder

Estelle Shane and Arthur Gelber Mary Shane Dr. and Mrs. William Shark John and Lori Shaw Stacey Shieh Netta and Uri Shohet Ted Shpack and Etiennette Lowen Dan Shuster Yossi Sidikaro Jama and Gary Siegel Robin and Robert Sills Ken and Marinette Simon In Memory of Ross Hunter and Jacque Mapes Ms. Gerry Sinclair Kellie Slee Donna Sloan Dr. and Mrs. Sylvain Smadja Dr. Jerry and Marci Smith Marcia L. and Mark J. Smith Karen Smits Laura Snoke and Ed Orrett Trudy Sokol Joyce and Al Sommer Debra and Bruce Spector Roberta Spero Alice Cortez and Richard Spitzer Carol and Paul Stager M.L. Stearns Donald and Stacey Sternberg Sally Stevens Arthur Streeter Gloria Stroock-Stern and Leonard Stern Brian Studler Robert and Barbara Sugar John and Eva Sutton The Mortimer Levitt Foundation Jesse and Theresa Thorn Pearl and Bernard Tillipman Mr. and Mrs. Art Tompkins Cristobal Tostado Joan Townsend Brigitta B. Troy Antigoni Tsamparois Pia and Steve Vai Jane Valentine Anthony Vasek Carol and Arnold Vinstein Miriam Vogel Laurie and Ira Waldman Richard Walter Jane Wang Ernest E. Warsaw Seymour Waterman Julie Waxman Elisa and Brad Wayne Annette Weil Paul J. Weiner Paula Weinstein Roberta Weintraub Sheila Weisman Ruthie and David Weiss Matthew Weitzman Elayne and Walter Wentz Misty and Milt Widelitz John Willey Rae Jeane Williams Anonymous Rosalie and Jeffrey Wolf Albert Wolsky Karen and Frank Wurtzel Thelma and Sam Yellen Joanne and Tom Zaccaro Carol and Kenneth Zelden Marcie and Howard Zelikow Vicki Ziegel Mr. and Mrs. Mark Zimmerman Sandy Zwirn *In Memoriam

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march – MAY at the geffen playhouse saturday scene 11:00am

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GWENDOLYN AND THE GOODTIME GANG 3:00PM/8:00pm

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MUKASHI MUKASHI: ASIAN TALES FROM LONG AGO 3:00PM/8:00pm

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Miguel del Castillo Victor Cueva De Loera Mario Santillan-Perez

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Escort Program  

Program for the World Premiere play by Jane Anderson.

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