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From the artistic Director

WELCOME TO THE GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE The essence of drama is conflict, and no conflict is more primal than that between a person and his or her demons. The demon can take on many forms, and his appearance as the devil and/or his emissaries has a long and distinguished presence in the theater. From the morality plays of the 1500s to the many incarnations of Faustus and even as recently as Conor McPherson’s The Seafarer, the demon usually appears during a crisis of faith, and The Exorcist is no exception.

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What makes The Exorcist such a fundamentally frightening story is that this devil is intimately specific — each character is haunted by the individual things for which they harbor the most guilt. Despair allows the devil in, and as he takes up residence in the innocence of a child, even men of conviction are pushed to examine the depths of their shortcomings. In the hands of John Pielmeier, an extraordinarily insightful playwright who has wrestled with faith in his play Agnes of God, and John Doyle, a director known for his striking originality, this incarnation of The Exorcist has been brought to life in an entirely new way. Mr. Doyle, who began working with Mr. Pielmeier early in the process, has created a vision of The Exorcist as rich and layered as the text itself. Together, writer, director, world class actors and designers have captured the essence of William Peter Blatty’s classic novel and brought it to life with pulsing immediacy and suspense. We are proud to bring the world premiere of this iconic story to the stage. While we know it is a frightening proposition to sit through an evening with the devil, we hope you will find the journey well worth it. Enjoy the show,

Randall Arney Artistic Director

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FROM THE CHAIRMAN FRANK G. MANCUSO

Frank G. Mancuso Chairman

Gilbert Cates * President

Patricia Kiernan Applegate Randall Arney dr. Gene d. Block Suzanne Deal Booth † Harold A. Brown Gil Cates jr. Mary Ann Cloyd Kirsten Combs † marcia israel-curley * Robert A. Daly † Dennis Doty John Ebey Mark Fleischer David Geffen † Herbert M. Gelfand Chairman Emeritus

Hello, and welcome to our final play of the season. We are pleased to present this world premiere, based on William Peter Blatty’s haunting 1971 book. Directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle and adapted by acclaimed playwright John Pielmeier, The Exorcist is a suspenseful and psychological theatrical event that uniquely presents the battles of faith versus despair and good versus evil. The world premiere of The Exorcist is a fitting conclusion to a diverse and eventful season — one that has seen the highest attendance in Geffen Playhouse history: over 135,000 visits. My congratulations to the entire staff on this exceptional accomplishment. This year in the Gil Cates Theater, we’ve featured an exciting multi-media production of Kristoffer Diaz’s Pulitzer Prize nominated The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity; witnessed star-crossed love in Geoffrey Nauffts’ Next Fall; beheld the wit of Molly Ivins in Red Hot Patriot; and enjoyed the company of David Lindsay-Abaire’s outspoken South Bostonites in Good People. In our Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, we launched three new plays: we beheld the luminous Marie Curie in Alan Alda’s Radiance; experienced The Jacksonian, Beth Henley’s star-studded world premiere; and are currently enraptured by the musical stylings and harrowing story of the recently extended The Pianist of Willesden Lane. Now, as we wrap up this season with The Exorcist, I feel that this play about redemption, faith and hope is an appropriate way not only to culminate this season, but also to look ahead to the next with great anticipation and excitement. Speaking of wonderful ways to culminate the season, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who helped make 2012 a record-breaking year for our annual Backstage at the Geffen fundraiser, honoring Jim Gianopulos and Carol Burnett. This June 4 event raised over $1 million in support of our artistic initiatives and our education and outreach programs, which bring the power of performing arts to over 22,500 underserved Los Angeles youth, adults, seniors and veterans annually. A feat of this magnitude would not be possible without the incredible generosity of our patrons, and for that, I thank each and every Backstage at the Geffen participant. Thank you for being a part of another fine year at the Geffen Playhouse. I hope you have enjoyed yourself, and I wish you many happy returns with us next season. Now I invite you to sit back, hold on tight to the hand of your date and enjoy The Exorcist. With warm regards,

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battling demons: adapting the exorcist for the stage BY AMY LEVINSON

to give the rights directly to me. I wrote the play, it found its way to the Geffen and here we are. AL: Did you work with Mr. Blatty on the script? JP: No, I wrote the adaptation on my own, but I showed him every draft. He’s been enormously generous from the very beginning, and his comments have always been very much to the point. I’ve tried to keep him a part of the writing process as much as possible and to incorporate any changes he had. AL: At what point did your work with director John Doyle begin? And what has been the nature of that collaboration? Playwright John Pielmeier

John Pielmeier is no stranger to crises of faith. In his play Agnes of God he confronted this issue in the realm of immaculate conception, and now, in his adaptation of The Exorcist, he peels away the faith of true believers by presenting them with a battle for a young girl’s soul. I had the opportunity to sit down with Mr. Pielmeier and discuss his process, his approach to this beloved book and what it means to question one’s faith. AL: Can you speak about the genesis of the project and the sequence of events that lead you to take on this adaptation? JP: About four years ago, I received a call from two producers, one of whom was a friend of William Peter Blatty. They told me they were acquiring the stage rights to his novel and they were looking for a writer to do the adaptation — might I be interested? I hadn’t read the novel since it first came out in the early 70s, so I spent the weekend re-reading it, then called them the following Monday and gave them my pitch: P4  PERFORMANCES  MAGAZINe

I was not interested in reproducing the film on stage. I wanted to do it with a very small cast. I wanted to do it with minimal, if any special effects. And I very much wanted the demon to be a presence in the play, not a voice coming out of a child. They then set up an appointment for me to meet with Bill Blatty and a few days before we were set to meet, I was told by the producers that they were unable to acquire the rights. In the meantime, Bill called me and said he would still like to talk to me, so I went to his house, presented my pitch and he was pleased enough

JP: John Doyle was brought on roughly one year ago. We talked about the project, and I absolutely fell in love with him and his barebones approach to theater. We had a three-week workshop of the play in London last fall, tackling it with a group of actors who worked scriptin-hand. Much of the work we did was paring the play down, focusing it, honing it. For example, John believed, and I think rightfully so, that the show should be done without an intermission and my initial draft was in two acts. All in all, it was a great learning experience and it allowed for John and I to get to know each other and learn how each of us works. AL: In terms of your adaptation, what were the aspects of the book to which you were most drawn? What part of the story appealed to you most? JP: I wanted to tell a story about people who were in the midst of crises of faith. Everyone in this play, least of all the little girl, is facing an existential crisis, and what I was looking for in the book were elements


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AL: The idea of crisis of faith seems to be a recurring theme in your work. Can you speak to that a bit? JP: I suppose it’s the most autobiographical aspect of my work. I’ve been in a crisis of faith all of my life. (He laughs).

AL: Is there a character in the story with whom you identify most? JP: There are parts of each of them in me somewhere. I probably identify the most with Father Damien, our main character. But there’s a part of me that identifies with the demon as well. Maybe even with the little girl. AL: When we initially read the play, we were amazed at how frightened we were by the text. JP: I certainly didn’t set out to write a scary play, and I think the fear may be in part due to the reputation carried by the novel and the film. I certainly find it an upsetting play, and I mean that in the most literal way. I want it to be a play that upsets your view of things, of how the world may work, of how your life may or may not have meaning.

AL: Fair enough. What is your writing process?

AL: Have you ever, as an audience member, been truly frightened in the theater?

JP: I’m a very organized guy, so I like to work from some kind of outline to help me focus. In this case, because it was an adaptation, I made an outline of the novel for myself so I could see how it was structured, how the story was laid out. Then I did an outline of the play — very abbreviated sketches of what I thought scenes might be. This was simply a road map for myself, nothing that anyone else would necessarily be able to understand or follow. Then I went away to a hotel in Provincetown, Massachusetts for 10 days in the middle of November, and I wrote, and at the end of 10 days I had a draft. It’s the fastest I have ever written a play in my life. I don’t say that to brag — I don’t believe that time has anything to do with the quality of a work one way or the other. But I was astonished by how quickly it poured out of me.

JP: Yes, there was a theater piece in New York a few years ago conceived by Teller (who we are lucky enough to work with on this project) called Play Dead that I thought was genuinely frightening. It was an evening in which a narrator creates a kind of séance on the stage and proceeds to tell us stories about some very true murders. I knew I was in for a treat when this character came on stage and asked the audience if they knew what it was like to be in complete darkness. Then all the lights in the theater were turned off, except of course for the EXIT lights, and I’m thinking, okay, well this is as far as they can go, and then they turned off the EXIT lights. And as soon as they did that — something which I was so not expecting — they had me completely. Anything can happen here, I thought, and that’s when I got scared.

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that supported that. For example, in the book there is a brief mention that early in his life Burke Dennings, the movie director, studied to be a priest. I latched on to that thought and wrote an entire scene around it. There is another mention in the novel that Chris, the actress, had a child before Regan: a boy who died. This was very rich emotional soil, and I used it as a way to push Chris’ character even further down the path leading to the cliff-edge. Once again, Bill Blatty was very supportive in allowing me to riff on something that was but a passing thought in his glorious novel.


Randall Arney ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Ken Novice MANAGING DIRECTOR Frank G. Mancuso chairman of the board

THE GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE presents

A play by

John Pielmeier Adapted from the novel by

William Peter Blatty

Scenic & Costume Design

Lighting Design

Scott Pask

Jane Cox

Sound Design

Music

Dan Moses Schreier

Sir John Tavener

Creative Consultant

Teller

Casting

Telsey + Company Phyllis Schuringa

Production Stage Manager

Adam John Hunter

Assistant Stage Manager

Directed by

John Doyle

Opening Night: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 OPE N I N G N I G HT SPO N SOR s

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cast of characters (In order of appearance)

Father Merrin...............................................................................................................Richard Chamberlain Chris MacNeil..............................................................................................................Brooke Shields Burke Dennings...........................................................................................................Harry Groener Carla................................................................................................................................Roslyn Ruff Regan MacNeil............................................................................................................Emily Yetter Father Joe.....................................................................................................................Manoel Felciano Father Damien Karras...............................................................................................David Wilson Barnes Dr. Klein..........................................................................................................................Tom Nelis Dr. Strong......................................................................................................................Stephen Bogardus

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

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

DAVID WILSON BARNES (Father Damien Karras) Broadway: The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Off-Broadway: The Big Meal (Playwright’s Horizons, Lortel nomination), All New People (Second Stage), Becky Shaw (Second Stage/ATL, Drama League Honor), Lady, St. Crispin’s Day (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre), Vengeance (stageFARM), The Attic (The Play Company), Men Without Shadows (The Flea), The Square (Ma Yi Theatre Company/The Public Theatre), Hamlet (The Public Theatre), Jail Bait (Cherry Lane Theatre). International: Becky Shaw (London, The Almeida, Evening Standard Nomination). Regional: The A.R.T., Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Geva Theatre, The City Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, The Cape Playhouse. Television: A Gifted Man, 30 Rock, The Eastmans (pilot, series regular), Sex and the City, Law & Order/CI/SVU, Conviction, All My Children, As The World Turns. Film: The Bourne Legacy, You Don’t Know Jack, Love and Other Drugs, Company Men, Taking Woodstock, The Scene, Capote, How to Seduce Difficult Women, Ozark Savage.

STEPHEN BOGARDUS (Dr. Strong / Demon) Broadway: White Christmas, Old Acquantance, Man of La Mancha, James Joyce’s, The Dead, High Society, King David, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Tony nomination, Obie Award), Falsettos, Grapes of Wrath, Les Misérables, West Side Story. Off-Broadway: The Pavillion (Rattlestick Theatre), Sweet Adeline and Allegro (Encores!), Love! Valour! Compassion! (MTC), Go Back to Where You Are, March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland (Playwrights Horizons), Genesis and Umbrellas of Cherbourg (NYSF), No Way to Treat a Lady (Hudson Guild). Regional: God of Carnage (Huntington Theatre, Boston), ...Samantha Brown (Goodspeed), Some Men (Philadelphia Theatre Co.), A Little Night Music (Center Stage), M. Butterfly (Arena Stage), Elegies (Canon Theatre), Bells Are Ringing (LA/Reprise!), Show Boat and Chess (National tours), City of Angels (LA/Shubert), 80 Days (La Jolla), Progress (Long Wharf). Film/Television: Eleventh Hour, Life, Monk, Without A Trace, Law & Order (All of ‘em), Love! Valour! Compassion!, Ed, Julie & Julia, Little Ones.

RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN (Father Merrin) Chamberlain’s career began in the 1960s starring in the hit TV series Doctor Kildare. His career reached its zenith in the 1980s with Shogun, Wallenberg, The Thornbirds, The Bourne Identity, Dream West and Centennial. Feature Credits: Petulia The Music Lovers, The Towering Inferno, The Last Wave, Lady Carolyn Lamb and The Madwoman of Chaillot. Movie of the Week credits: The Count of Monte Cristo, The Man in the Iron Mask, The Lady’s Not For Burning, The Last of the Bells, Aftermath and The Night of The Hunter. Theater credits: Hamlet (Birmingham Repertory), Cyrano de Bergerac and Night of the Iguana (Ahmanson Theatre), Fathers and Sons (Public Theatre), Blithe Spirit, My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music (Broadway), Richard the Second (Seattle Rep. and Ahmanson Theatre) and Scrooge. Recent Credits: Leverage, Chuck, Brothers & Sisters, Meet the Hartmans and The Perfect Family.

MANOEL FELCIANO (Father Joe / Demon) Broadway: Sweeney Todd (Tony nomination), Brooklyn, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret. Off-Broadway: P8  PERFORMANCES  MAGAZINe

Trumpery (Atlantic Theater Company), Shockheaded Peter, Much Ado About Nothing (NYSF/The Public Theater). Regional: Scorched, Tales of the City, Clybourne Park, Round and Round the Garden, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, November, At Home at the Zoo, Rock ’n’ Roll (all A.C.T.), Elektra with Olympia Dukakis (Getty Villa), Ragtime (Kennedy Center), The Three Sisters (Williamstown), I Just Stopped By to See the Man (Old Globe), George in Sunday in the Park with George (dir. Jason Alexander). Film & TV: Uncertainty, Trauma, Life on Mars, The Unusuals, One Life to Live, All My Children. Concerts: The World of Nick Adams (San Francisco Symphony), Zipperz (Oakland Symphony, Marin Symphony). Felciano is a singersongwriter, nascent playwright. Master classes and directing at A.C.T., Boston University, U.C. Berkeley and the University of Florida. San Francisco native, B.A. Yale University, M.F.A. NYU.

HARRY GROENER (Burke Dennings / Demon) Mr. Groener is happy to be returning to the Geffen Playhouse where he was last seen in Equivocation (Ovation Award). Recent credits: The March, Steppenwolf Theatre; title roles in The Madness of King George (Jeff Award), Chicago Shakespeare Theatre; King Lear, Antaeus Theatre Company and The Train Driver, Long Wharf Theatre. Broadway credits include: Crazy For You (Theatre World Award, Tony & Drama Desk Nomination),


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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST ABOUT THE PLAYERS Oklahoma! (Tony Nomination), Cats (Tony Nomination), Harrigan and Hart, Oh Brother!, Is There Life After High School, Sunday in the Park With George, Imaginary Friends, Sleight Of Hand, Spamalot at Lincoln Center and Twelve Dreams. Film, partial: About Schmidt, Road to Perdition, Patch Adams, Amistad, Brubaker, Dance with Me, Day The World Ended, Manna From Heaven. Television, partial: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Dear John, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyager, & Enterprise, Medium, Bones, Las Vegas, CSI, Mad About You, Breaking Bad, The West Wing, Once Upon A Time, The Middle and Supernatural.

TOM NELIS (Dr. Klein / Demon) Broadway: Enron; The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Aida. Off Broadway: Road Show, Richard III, Henry IV, the title role in Henry VI, The Merchant of Venice, ‘Tis Pity She’s A Whore (Public Theater); Doris to Darlene (Playwrights Horizons); Ipheginia 2.0, Hot ‘N’ Throbbin, (Signature Theater); The Merchant of Venice (Theater for a New Audience, The Royal Shakeapeare Company); Ahab in Laurie Anderson’s Songs and Stories from Moby Dick (BAM/ World Tour); Oscar Wilde in Gross Indecencies (Mineta Lane); Hot Mouth (Manhattan Theater Club); Pearls for Pigs (Richard Foreman/World Tour). Mr. Nelis is a founding member of SITI Company, Anne Bogart Artistic Director, and as such has appeared in Cafe Variations, American Document, Antigone,

Under Construction, Score, bobraushenbergamerica, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, War of the Worlds, Going, Going, Going, The Medium and Orestes. Awards: OBIE (The Medium), Drama League Nomination (Score), San Diego Critics Ensemble Award, (Wintertime), Barrymore Nomination (Candide). MFA, UC San Diego.

ROSLYN RUFF (Carla) Broadway: Fences (standby for Viola Davis), Off-Broadway: Love, Loss and What I Wore, Macbeth, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Things of Dry Hours (Drama League Nomination), Seven Guitars (Obie Award), The Cherry Orchard and Macbeth at the Classical Theatre of Harlem and Pudd’nhead Wilson and Taming of the Shrew. Regional includes: Jitney (Two River Theatre Company), American premiere of Athol Fugard’s Coming Home (Long Wharf/Berkeley Rep), August Wilson’s 20th Century Cycle (Kennedy Center), Gem of the Ocean (McCarter/ACT), Gee’s Bend at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, King Lear (Yale Rep) In the Blood (Barrymore Award) at the People’s Light & Theatre Company. International: Piano Lesson BBC Radio, Lady Macbeth at the 2004 Bonn Biennale and Shakespeare Festival of Neuss; The Oedipus Plays at the 2003 Athens Festival. Films include: Detachment, The Help, Salt, Life During Wartime and Rachel Getting Married. TV: Masters of Sex (guest star), A Gifted Man, The Big C, The Good Wife, The Sopranos. MFA: IATT at Harvard University.

BROOKE SHIELDS (Chris MacNeil) Shields has starred on Broadway as Ruth Sherwood in Wonderful Town, Roxie Hart in Chicago, Sally Bowles in Cabaret and Rizzo in Grease, for which she won a Theatre World Award. She was most recently seen as Morticia Addams alongside Roger Rees in the hit Broadway show, The Addams Family. She won rave reviews last year for her critically acclaimed one-woman show In My Life at Feinstein’s. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy. She was also nominated for The American Comedy Award. She is the recipient of five People’s Choice Awards. A Princeton University honors graduate in French literature, Shields is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression. She has also penned two highly acclaimed children’s books: Welcome To Your World, Baby and It’s the Best Day Ever, Dad! for Harper Collins.

EMILY YETTER (Regan MacNeil) Emily recently completed Theater Threesixty’s National Tour of Peter Pan in the role of Tinker Bell. Prior to that, she performed at L.A.’s regional theaters such as The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, LATC and The Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. In fringe theater, she co-wrote and choreographed Word of Mouse at Artworks Theater. Her film and TV credits include Project X, Safehouse, Prom Queen, Goth Girl and others. She trained at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television as well as The British American Dramatic Academy. She thanks her family for their undying support and love. JOHN DOYLE (Director) Theater in the US includes Sweeney Todd (Tony Award: Best Director of a Musical), Company (Tony Award: Best Musical Revival) and A Catered Affair (Drama League Award, Best Musical Production); Ten Cents A Dance (Williamstown Theatre Festival/ McCarter Theatre, Princeton); Road Show (Public Theatre/Menier Chocolate Factory); Where’s Charley? (Encores! New York City Center); Wings (Second Stage, New York); Kiss Me Kate (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Caucasian Chalk Circle (American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco); Merrily We Roll Along (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park). In the UK, John has been artistic director of four regional PErFORMANCEs  MAGAZINE P9


WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST ABOUT THE PRODUCTION theaters. Numerous credits include: The Gondoliers, Mack and Mabel (West End), Fiddler on the Roof (Watermill); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park); Oklahoma! (Chichester); Amadeus (Wilton’s Music Hall). Opera includes Madame Butterfly (Grange Park); Lucia Di Lammermoor (Houston/La Fenice/ Mariinsky/ Scottish Opera); Peter Grimes (Metropolitan Opera, New York); The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (LA Opera). He directed the feature film Main Street. JOHN PIELMEIER (Playwright) John Pielmeier began his career with the play and movie Agnes of God and the television film Choices of the Heart. Most recently he has written and acted in the extremely successful television miniseries The Pillars of the Earth and has written the sequel, World Without End. In between he has won the Humanitas Award (plus two nominations), five Writers’ Guild Award nominations, a Gemini nomination, an Edgar Award, the Camie Award, a Christopher Award, and his projects have won a Gemini Award and have been nominated for the Emmy Award (three times) and the Golden Globe Award. A member of the DGA, WGA, AEA and SAGAFTRA, he is an alumnus of New Dramatists and a proud Advisory Board member of the New Harmony Project. He is married to writer Irene O’Garden. They live in Garrison, New York. If you want to know more, please visit his website at johnpielmeier.com. SCOTT PASK (Scenic & Costume Design) His collaborations with John Doyle include: Merrily We Roll Along (Cincinnati Playhouse), Ten Cents a Dance (Williamstown/McCarter), P10  PERFORMANCES  MAGAZINe

Wings (Second Stage), Three Sisters (Cincinnati Playhouse) and Peter Grimes (The Metropolitan Opera).His selected Broadway credits include: The Book of Mormon (Tony Award), The Pillowman (Tony Award), The House of Blue Leaves, A Behanding in Spokane, A Steady Rain, HAIR, Pal Joey (Tony nomination) Speed the Plow, Les Liaisons Dangereueses (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award), November, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Hewes Awards), The Vertical Hour, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, NINE, Take Me Out, and Urinetown. U.K.: LoveSong, HAIR, On An Average Day, The Country Girl (all West End), The Playboy of the Western World (Old Vic), Tales from Hollywood, Take Me Out (Donmar), Bash (Almeida), Albert Herring (Opera North), and The National Theatre. His selected Off Broadway credits include: Tribes (Barrow St), Alls Well../Measure for Measure (NYSF-Delacorte), Blackbird (MTC), and work at NYTW, Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic Theater Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music. His regional credits include: La Jolla Playhouse, Center Theater Group, ART, Yale Rep, Old Globe and many others. He has recently designed Cirque du Soleil’s newest show, Amaluna. JANE COX (Lighting Design) Collaborations with John Doyle include Road Show in New York and London; Lucia di Lammermoor at Houston Grand Opera and Sydney Opera; Ten Cents a Dance at Williamstown Theater Festival and the McCarter Theater; Merrily We Roll Along, Wings, Three Sisters and Caucasian Chalk Circle. On the West Coast, Jane regularly designs for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, has designed for A.C.T.

in San Francisco and lit Come Back Little Sheba at the Kirk Douglas. New York theater includes designs on Broadway and for the Roundabout, MTC, Second Stage, Public Theater, NYTW, BAM, Signature Theater, Second Stage and others. Opera designs include Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Minnesota Opera and Glimmerglass Opera. Jane has long term collaborations with choreographers Monica Bill Barnes and Doug Varone and teaches design at Princeton University. DAN MOSES SCHREIER (Sound Design) Broadway: The Mountaintop, Sondheim On Sondheim, A Little Night Music, West Side Story, Gypsy, A Catered Affair, Radio Golf, John Doyle’s production of Sweeney Todd, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Gem Of the Ocean, Pacific Overtures, Assassins, Into The Woods, Topdog/Underdog, Dirty Blonde, The Tempest, Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk. Off Broadway: Road Show, Homebody/Kabul, Floyd Collins, among others. He recently composed scores for Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino, Dan Hurlin’s Disfarmer at St. Ann’s Warehouse and John Doyle’s production of Three Sisters. Most recent sound designs: John Doyle’s production of Merrily We Roll Along and James Lapine’s production of Merrily We Roll Along. Dan is currently composing An Yet Another Lesbian Pirate Musical with Adam Szymkowicz and Matt Sherwin. Awards: three Tony Award nominations, three Drama Desk Awards and OBIE Award for sustained excellence. TELLER (Creative Consultant) Teller has been the smaller, quieter half of renowned magic duo Penn & Teller since 1975. An Emmy, Writers Guild Award,

Obie and Drama Critics Circle winner, Teller with partner Penn Jillette, has enjoyed successful runs on Broadway, sold-out world tours and is the current longest-running headline act in Las Vegas. In 2008, Teller conceived and co-directed a bloody, supernatural thrillerinspired stage version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth that toured the East Coast to raves from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. In 2010, he co-wrote and directed the critically acclaimed OffBroadway hit Play Dead. Conceived as an ode to the classic midnight spook shows of the mid-20th Century, he again received raves from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal and earned a Drama Desk nomination for “Unique Theatrical Experience.” Teller has starred in his own television series and specials, has written five books and has a prolific career as a magic consultant for live theater, television and films. SIR JOHN TAVENER (Music) Tavener first came to public attention in 1968 when his avant-garde oratorio The Whale premiered at the inaugural concert of the London Sinfonietta. As the years progressed his music became increasingly spiritual in conception, contemplative in its idiom and popular with audiences worldwide. In 1977 he joined the Orthodox Church which was a major inspiration on his work for the following two decades. From the late 1990s he looked for inspiration from alternative sources by his interest in the universalist philosophy, which embraces all great religious traditions: Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the spirituality of the Native Americans. Most recently he has been inspired by the work of Tolstoy.


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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST ABOUT THE PRODUCTION ADAM JOHN HUNTER (Associate Director / Production Stage Manager) Adam is a native of Sacramento, California and now resides in Brooklyn. He has spent the last 14 years working in New York. Selected Broadway credits; Sweeney Todd (PSM), Company (AD), A Catered Affair (AD/ PSM), Rock of Ages (AD/PSM), Little Shop of Horrors (SM). Also, Road Show (The Public), Gypsy with Patti LuPone (Encores!), Dinner at Eight (Lincoln Center). Adam is very happy to be having his Los Angeles debut at the Geffen Playhouse. YOUNG JI (Assistant Stage Manager) Geffen Playhouse: The Jacksonian, Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Extraordinary Chambers, In Mother Words, Love Loss & What I Wore, Ricky Jay: A Rogue’s Gallery; Louis & Keely: Live at the Sahara. Other Los Angeles: Center Theatre Group: The Cherry Orchard (Taper); Wrecks, Trial of the Catonsville Nine, Pyrenees, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (Kirk Douglas Theatre). Antaeus Company: Cousin Bette, King Lear, The Autumn Garden (Producer); La Ronde, The Glass Menagerie (Director); Tonight at 8:30, Phaedra (Getty Villa), Mother Courage and Her Children, Pera Palas, Chekhov X 4. TELSEY + COMPANY (Casting) Broadway/Tours: A Streetcar Named Desire, Evita, The Best Man, Newsies, Porgy and Bess, Godspell, SPIDERMAN Turn Off the Dark, Sister Act, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Memphis, Rock of Ages, Wicked, Bring It On, The Addams Family. OffBroadway: Rent, Million Dollar Quartet (and Tour, Chicago), Atlantic, MCC, Signature. Film: The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Friends with Kids, Joyful Noise,

Margin Call, Sex and the City 1 & 2, I Love You Phillip Morris, Rachel Getting Married, Dan in Real Life, Across the Universe. TV: “Smash,” “A Gifted Man,” “The Big C.” www.telseyandco.com PHYLLIS SCHURINGA, CSA (Casting) Phyllis is in her ninth season as Casting Director at the Geffen Playhouse. Recent plays include: The Escort, Ruined (LA Casting), 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.

RANDALL ARNEY (Artistic Director) Randall Arney has been a theater professional for over 30 years, and has served as Artistic Director of the Geffen Playhouse since 1999. In addition to his artistic programming and oversight at the Geffen, Arney has helmed more than 10 productions for the theater, most recently Superior Donuts, The Female of the Species, The Seafarer, Speed-the-Plow and All My Sons. Arney is an ensemble member and former Artistic Director of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre where his directing credits include: The Seafarer, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Death and the Maiden, Curse of the Starving Class, Killers and The Geography of Luck, among others. Arney also directed Steppenwolf’s world premiere of Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile, as well as the subsequent national and international acclaimed productions. Mr. 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, True West, Balm in Gilead and Coyote Ugly. As the Artistic Director for Steppenwolf from 1987 to 1995, he oversaw the, creation of a new state-of-the-art theater which is Steppenwolf’s current home. 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 (1990 Tony Award, Best Play). Mr. Arney has an MFA degree in Acting from Illinois State University and has taught master classes and workshops at UCLA, Steppenwolf, around the U.S. and in Tokyo.

KEN NOVICE (Managing Director) Ken Novice’s career in the professional theatre spans 25 years and over 250 productions. Prior to joining Geffen Playhouse, he served as Managing Director and Director of External Affairs at Pasadena Playhouse where his credits include the revival of Fences starring Laurence Fishburne and Angela Basset and the world premieres of Sister Act the Musical, Ray Charles Live, Stormy Weather starring Lesley Uggams and many others. He was Director of Marketing and Public Relations for San Diego’s Tony Award-winning Old Globe Theatre where his credits include Jack O’Brien’s acclaimed revival of Damn Yankees, the Tony Award-nominated musical The Full Monty, Henry IV starring John Goodman and Sheldon Epp’s Tony-nominated hit Play On! among many others. His credits also include marketing and public relations for the Tony Awardwinning 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 most of Hollywood’s major motion picture studios. Novice also served as Head of the Theatre Management MFA/MBA program at California State University, Long Beach and has been a guest lecturer at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego. He holds a BA from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from San Diego State University.

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GEFFEN AT A GLANCE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Telsey + Company: Bernie Telsey CSA, Will Cantler CSA, David Vaccari CSA, Bethany Knox CSA, Craig Burns CSA, Tiffany Little Canfield CSA, Rachel Hoffman CSA, Justin Huff CSA, Patrick Goodwin CSA, Abbie Brady-Dalton CSA, David Morris, Cesar A. Rocha, Andrew Femenella, Karyn Casl, Kristina Bramhall, Jessie Malone

PRODUCTION STAFF FOR THE EXORCIST Properties Master Rich Gilles Sound Master James Grabowski Audio Technician Jackson Campbell Wardrobe Supervisor Leah A. Lewis Production Electrician Yelena Babinskaya Associate Scenic Designer Orit Jacoby Carroll Additional Scenic Elements constructed by John Gaughan Associate Costume Designer EB Brooks CalArts Costume Intern Kate Fry Costume Construction Minta Manning Associate Lighting Designer Joshua Epstein Associate Sound Designer Veronika Vorel Stage Crew Ryan Godbout Properties Carpenter Christopher Kesel Properties Artisan Abra Brayman UCLA Properties Intern Karla Braunesreither UCLA Stage Management Intern Anthony Sierra UCLA Directing Intern Christopher Adams-Cohen

ADDRESS Geffen Playhouse 10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024 Administrative Offices.......... 310.208.6500 Weekdays.........................10:00 am — 6:00 pm Box Office Phone Line........... 310.208.5454 Daily......................................7:00 am — 6:00 pm Subscriber Hotline.................. 310.208.2028 Weekdays.........................10:00 am — 6:00 pm Weekends........................ 12:00 pm — 6:00 pm Please visit geffenplayhouse.com for hours, parking and more information TICKET SERVICES Box Office Window When shows are not in performance, the box office window is open: Weekdays.........................10:00 am — 6:00 pm Weekends........................ 12:00 pm — 6:00 pm During the run of a show, the window will be open until curtain. Please note: the box office is unable to process exchanges and future sales one hour prior to curtain time on any performance day. access

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Additional Publicity Services Tim Choy and Peter Goldman, Davidson & Choy Publicity Set provided by Scenic Highlights Lighting Equipment provided by Entertainment Lighting Services Sound Equipment provided by Jon Sound Inc. Additional Props constructed by UCLA Department of Theatre Scene Shop

SPECIAL THANKS UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Scene Prop, Sound and Costume Shops; London Cleaners; Peet’s Coffee & Tea

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 Alan Ayckbourn, Jon Robin Baitz, Annette Bening, Ed Harris, David Ives, Neil LaBute, David Mamet, Donald Margulies, Terrence McNally, John Rando and Kathleen Turner 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. P12  PERFORMANCES  MAGAZINe

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Accessible Accommodation The Geffen Playhouse is fully committed to ensuring a satisfying theater experience for our patrons with special needs or disabilities. Please contact the box office or an usher to discuss your needs.

AT THE THEATER Late Seating Should you arrive late to the theater or vacate your seat during the performance, please expect to be held in the lobby until an appropriate pause in the action on-stage. To minimize disturbance to other patrons, you may be sat into the first available location by the house staff even if different from your assigned seat. Be advised that some productions or circumstances may not allow for late or return seating.


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SCENE AT THE GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE Opening Night of Good People Sponsored by OneWest Bank, Audi of America, Inc. and Los Angeles magazine

The cast of Good People with director Matt Shakman

Geffen Playhouse Chairman’s Circle member Mel Keefer, Board member Ginny Mancini, Jay Weston and Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer

Geffen Playhouse Advisory Board member Deborah Benson Walsh (right) and Carol Dotson

Geffen Playhouse Board member Fred Specktor with Norman Lloyd and donor Bob Rehme

Geffen Playhouse donors Hilary and Jack Angelo

Jane Kaczmarek with the cake designed by Geffen partner Richard Ruskell

Managing Director Ken Novice, Matt Shakman and Artistic Director Randy Arney

Geffen donors Ruth and Stanley Zicklin

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September 18 — October 28, 2012

BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Written by Lynn Nottage Directed by Jo Bonney pulitzer prize winning playwright

It’s Hollywood’s heyday and the streets of Los Angeles are filled with glitz, glamour and the chance at stardom — that is as long as you have the “right” look. But when former maid Vera Stark lands a groundbreaking role in a new Southern epic, she turns Hollywood on its head and paves the way for future generations of black actresses. More than five decades later, Vera’s influence on race, film and feminism has seeped its way into pop-culture. But who is the real Vera Stark? Part comedy and part commentary, Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s West Coast premiere uses today’s fascination with celebrity and controversy to get to the truth behind the legend.

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Written by Donald Margulies Directed by Bart DeLorenzo Based on the short story The Loudest Voice by Grace Paley pulitzer prize winning playwright


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Written by Joanna Murray-Smith Directed by Maria Aitken american premiere from the playwright of the geffen hit, The female of the species

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“Supporting the Geffen Playhouse in its endeavors is an honor. The arts are inspiration, beauty, knowledge and hope, and without them life would be bleak.”

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— donna mckenna Donna McKenna is a philanthropist, artist and arts activist who has shown immense generosity and loyalty to the Geffen Playhouse as a supporter of our education and outreach programs since 2005, as well as an inaugural Chairman’s Circle member. When not immersed in her career as an actor and Nissan spokesperson, Ms. McKenna has also been involved with various volunteer efforts including working at a geriatric center and with a reading program for children through the Screen Actors Guild. A champion of the arts with particular interest in live theater, Ms. McKenna is a supporter of both the Geffen Playhouse and Center Theatre Group. In addition to supporting Los Angeles theater, Ms. McKenna also enjoys artistic endeavors including sculpting and collecting contemporary art, and devotes much of her time to her family, which includes three children and her husband Mr. Flynn Chernos, whom she married in September 2011. Ms. McKenna has stated, “Supporting the Geffen Playhouse in its endeavors is an honor. The arts are inspiration, beauty, knowledge and hope, and without them life would be bleak.” The Geffen Playhouse is deeply grateful to Ms. McKenna for her spirited support of our efforts to remain a beacon of world-class performing arts for the Los Angeles community to enjoy. P16  PERFORMANCES  MAGAZINe

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EDUCATION & OUTREACH SEASON SUMMARY At a time of shrinking financial support for arts education, the Geffen Playhouse has stepped up its outreach — serving 20 percent more community members this year than any prior season. Expanding far beyond the theater walls, these programs impacted over 22,500 seniors, veterans, low income community members and students — bringing creative experiences and artistic excellence to those who need it most. Highlights for the season include: Story Pirates taught and celebrated student authors at 22 low income schools with their unique brand of creative writing workshops and interactive performances. Theater for Families brought laughs, teachable moments and just plain fun to youth and those that are young at heart. This included the popular world premiere of Brilliance!, a familyfriendly companion piece to Alan Alda’s Radiance. School matinees worked in collaboration with the Mayor’s Partnership for Los Angeles Schools to bring live theater and educational tools designed to support the classroom curriculum of many under-resourced middle and high schools. Community Outreach programs provided free tickets and workshops to diverse community groups, low income seniors, veterans and other individuals typically isolated from the arts. Talk-Back Tuesdays engaged thousands of audience members with insight into the creation and performance of the art on both stages. Donate to these inspiring programs. Visit geffenplayhouse.com/outreach for details and to support next season’s outreach and education efforts.

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Partnership with UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Photo by Chelsey Rosetter.


ANNUAL DONORS The Geffen Playhouse recognizes the following individuals and organizations for their generous support of our Annual Fund and Backstage at the Geffen. Donors are listed at the Associate level and higher for gifts made between January 1, 2011 and May 15, 2012.

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Anonymous Patricia Kiernan Applegate Aria Resort & Spa Audi of America, Inc Ben/Joyce Eisenberg Foundation City National Bank ClearEdge Power Mary Ann Cloyd Creative Artists Agency Susan and John Ebey Edgerton Foundation Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer and Melvin Keefer Fox Entertainment Group Herbert M. and Beverly J. Gelfand Adi & Jerry Greenberg Guggenheim Partners Carole and Bill Haber Martha Henderson J.P. Morgan Private Bank Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg Glorya Kaufman Keyes Automotive Group Sandra Krause and William Fitzgerald Latham & Watkins LLP Lincy Foundation Los Angeles County Arts Commission Ginny Mancini Fay & Frank Mancuso Donna McKenna and Flynn Chernos Ron and Kelly Meyer Ann and Jerry Moss News Corporation OneWest Bank Ralph M. Parsons Foundation PricewaterhouseCoopers Madeline and Bruce Ramer Linda Bernstein Rubin and Tony Rubin Richard and Barbara Sherman Shubert Foundation Skirball Foundation Kate Capshaw Spielberg & Steven Spielberg DeeAnna Staats, Staats & Co. Cynthia P. Stafford and Lanre Idewu Jodi & Howard Tenenbaum The UCLA Dream Fund Deborah & Michael E. Walsh Judy & Chancellor Charles E. Young Dirk and Natasha Ziff

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$25,000 — $49,999 Anonymous A&E Television Networks Arlene & Alan Alda The Backyard Stephanie & Jonathan Carson CBS Corporation Classic Party Rentals The Douglas Foundation DreamWorks Animation Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Dan Hartman Arts & Music Foundation Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa Marcia Israel Foundation, Inc. The Lear Family Foundation Los Angeles magazine Louis XIII de Remy Martin Susanna Midnight & Charlie Midnight Montage Hotels and Residences

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$10,000 — $24,999 Ariel Investments, LLC Charles A. Black, Jr. Annette Blum The Eli & Edythe L. Broad Foundation James L. Brooks Brotman Foundation of California Eileen & Harold Brown Linda and Jerry Bruckheimer Mark Burnett & Roma Downey James Cameron Capital Group Companies Celine Dion Foundation Valarie de la Garza and Michael Centeno City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs Shelley Wike Cranley Carole Bayer Sager & Robert A. Daly Destination Fit4LA Dean and Lisa Devlin Barry Diller DreamWorks Studios Dwight Stuart Youth Fund Electric Entertainment Susan and Mark Fleischer Four Seasons Gang, Tyre, Ramer and Brown, Inc. G.E. Foundation Gagosian Gallery Inc Patty Glaser and Sam Mudie Gloria and Peter Gold Arthur Greenberg C. Curtis Grisham, Jr. Guy D. Gundlach* In Memory of Morrie Hazan HBO Films Eric and Samantha Heer Mellody Hobson Cindy and Alan Horn InterActive Corp (IAC) Just for Kids Catering Joan Kaloustian Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation Jason & Yvonne Lee Leo S. Guthman Fund Marlene & Sandy Louchheim Janine & Peter Lowy LucasFilm LTD Carla Malden Mona Malden Malibu Family Wines Susan and Peter Mallory Nancy and Michael McClelland Sandra E. Milken Hope Mineo & Jeffrey Kitchen Todd Morgan & Rosanna Arquette Northern Trust, NA Occidental Petroleum Corp Christine Marie Ofiesh Lee and Lawrence J. Ramer Rollin Ransom and Chris Lacroix

Readers Fine Jewelers Resnick Family Foundation Pamela Robinson Hollander and Robert Hollander Ronen Levy Events Jay D. Roth and Sherry E. Grant Loren Rothschild and Hon. Frances Rothschild Richard Ruskell Patricia & Stanley Silver The Simms/Mann Family Foundation Sotheby’s Fred Specktor and Nancy Heller Tanino Ristorante Heather Thomas & Skip Brittenham David Tillman, MD & Karen Zoller, MD Steve Tisch Tribune Direct Union Bank The Vidal Sassoon Foundation W Fort Lauderdale Wells Fargo Foundation Westfield Group Fred & Mary Willard Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks Angela Wommack Ruth Ziegler Ziffren Brittenham LLP Ken & Ellen Ziffren

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J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath Jehan F. Agrama and Dwora Fried Jack and Hilary Angelo Anschutz Film Group/Walden Media MOCA Foundation Mara and Jonathan Blum Bobcat Productions, Inc Marcy Carsey and Leo Yoshimura Jo Champa Creative Intelligence Incorporated Larry and Sophie Cripe Jeanne Cunicelli In Loving Memory of Ed Cypert Bill & Kate In honor of Blanch Schimmel Directors Guild of America Fielding Edlow and Larry Clarke Nora Ephron Melinda and Peter Farrelly Eric Flamholtz and Yvonne Randle George Hoag Family Foundation Priscila Giraldo Jay Gordon & Meyera Robbins Green Dot Films Barbara Grenell Hachette Book Group Rabbi Uri D. Herscher and Dr. Myrna Herscher Lynne and Michael Heslov Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa Vicki Iovine Wendell and Bernice Jeffrey Dora and Neil Kadisha Mannon Kaplan Sally and Dr. Manny J. Karbelnig L & N Andreas Foundation Paul Lester Drs. Gerald and Barbara Levey Shawn Levy Michael Lewis Lost Iguana Resort and Spa Frank Mancuso Jr.and Kim Mancuso Michael and Summer Mann Barbara and Garry Marshall Morgan Stanley Morris and Libby Singer Foundation Neda Nobari Foundation Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy Anna K. Nupson Pelican Hill Resort

Popland Studios Kay and Bob Rehme Mayor Richard Riordan Jane Rissman & Richard Sondheimer Monica and Phil Rosenthal Thomas L. Safran Steve Sauer Jody and Arthur Schmid Showtime Networks Inc Sidley Austin, LLP Simon Strauss Foundation Sondheimer Foundation St. Regis Princeville Resort Ben Stiller & Christine Taylor Tanaz Assil Jewelry Miranda Tollman U.S. Bank Tony and Tanya Vincent John and Marilyn Wells Richard and March Wiseley Gail Zappa Ruth and Stan Zicklin Anthony P. Zinge

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Anonymous (5) Harry & Gay Abrams / Abrams Artists Agency Dr. Richard Ackerman & Miriam Shakter Janis Adams and John Lyons Miriam Aguiar Olga S. Alderson Richard Alonso Laura and Harvey Alpert Charitable Foundation Merryl and David A. Alpert Katherine Amber Amgen Foundation Patti and Harlan Amstutz Erika Anderson Arizona Biltmore Margaret & Howard Arvey Asics Russ, August & Kabat Hank Azaria D.C. and Carol Ann Bakeman Alec Baldwin Heather Barlow Robert E. and Maria H. Barron Richard and Shelley Bayer Norman Beil Peter Benedek Laurie & Bill Benenson Patricia Benjamin Shelly and Libby Bergen Wendy and John Bergquist Chancellor Gene D. Block and Mrs. Carol Block Pamela and Bill Bohnert Susan Booth The Bordy & Leibovic Families Brenda and Alan Borstein Brentwood School Dr. Wallace P. Brithinee Carolyn and Gerald Bronstein Robert Brook and Jacqueline Kosecoff Wendy & David Brotman Ross G. Brown Mr. and Mrs. Todd Brown & Family Dianne Burnett and Joan Minerva Canine Companions for Independence Scott Carlberg Chancellor Emeritus Albert Carnesale and Mrs. Robin Carnesale Dr. Fanya Carter and Dr. Harold J. Delchamps Jane Cates Melissa Cates & Roger Claman Lisa, Michael and Rachel Chalfin Frank Chiocchi and Jessica Rich Cirque du Soleil

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Donald B. and Susan F. Rice In Memory of Frances Richman Esther and Howard Richmond Stefan Richter Linda and Manny Rider Beth Roberts and Warren Smith Ric Robertson Doug Robinson Ron Robinson Dolores Rogers Susan Rose Ronda and Fred Rose Brad and Nancy Rosenberg Kenneth and Rochelle Rosenberg Sue Weiss Rosenwasser Kathleen Hughes Rubin and Stanley Rubin Paula and Allan Rudnick David A. and Karen Richards Sachs Richard and Amber Sakai Daphna Salimpour Janet Salter In Memory of Hon. Maxwell Hillary Salter Mark San Filippo Barry and Nancy Sanders Wendy Schneider Jonathan Schwartz Steve and Paula Schwartz Screen Engine, LLC Cynthia Sears Lillian Seidman-Davis Michele and Peter Serchuk Alex and Danielle Shahidi Matthew Shakman Tony Shalhoub & Brooke Adams In Memory of Diane Barnett-Shapiro Traci Shelton Diane Sherman-Smith In Memory of Gordon A. Smith Holly and Larry Shulman Rita and Jose Sigal Carol & Arthur F. Silbergeld Greg and Amanda Silverman Ron Silverman and Soraya Ross SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills In Loving Memory of Arnold Smith Snyder Family Foundation Trudy Sokol Drs. Matthew and Marion Solomon Bruce and Patti Springsteen Sprinkles Cupcakes Mitch & Sherry Stein Thomas and Lisa Stern Joannie Stern Roger Stoker and Michael Ostrow Barbra Streisand & James Brolin Eric Strom & Eileen Goodis Eric Suddleson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sugar Mr. Alec Sulkin Kathryn & Mark Sullivan Elaine and Radoslav Sutnar Jerry and Diana Swartz Judd Swarzman Fred Tatasciore Family Anne C. Taubman and David Boyle John Teeples and Nicolas Martinez, Jr. Larry and Barbara Tenan Audri and Stan Tendler William and Karen Timberlake Daniel Tongbai Jenno Topping The Lodge at Torrey Pines Laura Trice, M.D. UBS Financial Services Peter and Susan Van Haften Alan Van Vliet Ira and Laurie Waldman Peter and Denise Walsh Craig Ali Sander Weiner & Marcia Gilbert Joanne and Ken Weinman Roberta Weintraub Ophelia and Adam Weiss Gelena and Seth Weissman Pat West Westin Kierland Resort and Spa Alison Whalen & Steven Marenberg Leslie White and Al Limon Sandy and Jon Willen

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ARTISTIC ADVOCATE $500 — $999

Anonymous (3) Herbert Ehrmann and Constance Abell The Adams-Cohen Family Tamara Aden-Llewellyn Dale Adrion Geraldine and Harold Alden Helen Allan Robert C. Anderson Irving Anderson Nancy Antoniou The Paul Apel Family Dr. Sandra & Dr. Charles Aronberg Behnaz Ataee Lynne and Lee Babbitt Cindy Ballard Sheila and Raymond Bangs Janet and Irwin Barnet Irene Baron Ruthlee Becker Terry and Lionel Bell Stu and Lucy Billet Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Bitzer Ruth and Jake Bloom Frances and Thomas Booth Sherry Borkgren Robert Boyne Paula Brand Janet and Mark Brown David and Kathy Burke Marcia Burnam Bush Gottlieb Singer Lopez Kohanski Adelstein & Dickinson Marlene & David Capell Bruce Carr David Copperfield Ted Cordes Craft Los Angeles Patrick Cranley Creative Brand Robert Cushnir and Perry Lewis Sharon Darnov Jeffrey S. Davidson Daniel and Gayle Devin Kevin and Elizabeth Dill James Dixon Wil* & Glorya Dixon Jonathan and Susan Dolgen Good Works Foundation Dee Dee Dorskind Daryl & Paul F. Doucette Anne Dougherty and David B. Dobrikin Paul Dowling The Milton L. and Betty J. Dranow Family Foundation Dream Warrior Group Patricia L. Eisenberg El Cid Ceiba Beach David Elkouby Doug Endicott Gladys Fellman Abby and Malcolm Field Steven and Randy Fifield Sydney M. Finegold, M.D. Dr. Barbara Fish Meg Fisher Michael and Lynne Flynn Burt and Nanette Forester Glenn and Jane Fowler Fran Fredella and Scott Rubin Lora Fremont Andrew and Jennifer Friedman Franky and Art Friedman Kenneth J. Friedman and Marilynn J. Friedman Family Foundation Edwin S. Friendly III

Helena Galatolo Sharlene and Sol Galper Jim Garfield Brian and Pana-Louise Gelt Mr. and Mrs. Fereydoon Ghaffari Benita and Bert Ginsberg Glaceau Water Diane Glazer Richard and Lori Glucksman Dr. and Mrs. Lee B. Gold Lorain Goldberg Marilyn and Allen Golden Francine Golden & Marvin Schlossman Abner and Roz Goldstine Ellie Goodman Lori and Robert Goodman Susie and Bruce Goren Gotta Have S’mores Julie C. Graham, Olivia C. Zeiden, Liam D. Zeiden Diana and Ronald Granit In Loving Memory of Frank and Eileen Flood Eve Haberfield and David Johnson Mary and Alan Halkett Carolyn and Bernard Hamilton Ms. Linda Hanada Robert Harding Kay Harrington Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Haveson Salma Hayek Penny and Steve Held Murray and Gail Heltzer Kathryn Hibbs Diana and Joe Hilberman Marion & Todd Hindin Cina Hodges Rand Hoffman and Charlotte Robinson Kelley M. Hogan Elayne Horton Ada and Jim Horwich Adrienne & Elliott Horwitch Carol Hove-Ahmanson Gerald Isenberg Robert and Gail Israel Fred and Nancy Jacobus Nancy and Len Jacoby Steve, Alex & Emma Jaffe Seymour Kahn Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Kamine Susan & Greg Kay Mr. and Mrs. William Keast Mr. and Mrs. William King Ann and Jonathan Kirsch Irwin Kishner Annette & Charles Kleeman Suzanne Klein Phyllis Klein Andrew Knox Donald Kottler Barbara & Stan Krasnoff Carol and Richard Kurland Rodger and Jennifer Landau Jeanne and Christopher Lavagnino Bill and Tiiu Jacobson Alexandra Leichter Burton and Anita Levinson Jordan and Sheri Levy Lydia Levy Steven Llanusa and Glenn Miya Lori and Tom Low Loris and Kory Lunsford Michael Lynton Neil L. and Ora D. Macfarlane Joann Magidow Messer Malibu Beach Inn Elizabeth Marcellino Cindy Mediavilla Robert Mercer Philip and Joan Miller Allan M. Mohrman Jr. Trudy Monro Susan Moore Carol Moran Bill & Gail Morino Simona Morris Caroline Moss John and Sandy Murdock Max Mutchnick David Neilan Ms. Sherri Nelson Vicki Niemi

Napoleon and Afra Nobay Timothy and Christina Noonan Dr. Ronald and Iris Onkin Orlando Hotel Allen Pack and Rikki Gordon Palace Head Foundation In honor of Eunice, widow of Art Director Ross Bellah Edward Parker Fran and Bruce Peters Frank J. Pfizenmayer and Josh Brown Carol F. Phillips Lou and Berta Pitt Peggy & George Polinger Lily and Rick Pollack Mildred Seigle Andrea Pourmoradi Philip Pritchett Gary and Gail Racheletsky Jeralyn Refeld Mildred Reid Timothy Reuben Ricki and Marvin Ring Carlene Ringer Richard Robertson Randy Rode Raymond Rogowski Mr. and Mrs. Avi Rojany Beverly and Melvin Rosenthal Joyce and Deane Ross Blanche & Bruce Joel Rubin Terry Ryan Nancy and Ted Sanborn Karen and Nathan Sandler Charlene and Victor Sands Susan & Kenneth Sarno Maxine Savitz Bonnie Saylor Malcolm Schneer & Cathy Liu Mr. and Mrs. John Schumann Susan and Peter Schwab Bob and Susan Schwartz Brad and Julie Schy Rodolfo Segovia Diana Seidman John and Lori Shaw Dora R. Sher Danelle Sherrod Seymour and Dorothy Siegel Robin and Robert Sills Dr. Leigh Silverton Ms. Gerry Sinclair Randi Singer Martin and Leah Sklar Diane Good and Frank Smith Dr. Jerry and Marci Smith Marcia L. and Mark J. Smith Karen Smits Michael and Millie Sondermann Melvin Spears Roberta Spero Ms. Rita Spiegel Ron and Elaine Stein Cori Steinberg William Stringer Aaron Stroud Mr. and Mrs. David Tann Robert Thompson Joyce and Josh Trabulus Brigitta Troy Pia and Steve Vai Deborah Valdez Daniel and Shauna Valenzuela Katja van Herle Carole Wagner-Vallianos and Peter Vallianos Marcia & Dr. Charles Wasserman Annette Weil Jay Weinstein and Lori Woldar Marsha and Steven Weiss Fred and Marlene Weissman Linda Wenglikowski Rae Jeane Williams Winnick Family Foundation Herb Wise Elaine and Donald Wolf Rowie and Jeffrey Wolf Cherie Wrigley You Rock Guitar Ben and Anne Youngblood Barbara and Stanley Zax

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ANNUAL DONORS ASSOCIATE $250 — $499

Anonymous (8) Terry and Richard Abrams Norman and Toshka Abrams Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Drs. Helen and Marvin Adelberg Irwin and Helene Adler Elaine and Michael Agran In Memory of Malena Shladovsky Charles and Annick Allen Sylvia Almstadt Arthur Alper Jan Altemus Suzanne Altfeld Elise Andrews Eloise Appel Steven D. Arias Barbara and Ethan Aronoff Bert and Ruth Arons Charles and Kayatana Axelrod Marc and Betsy Axelrod L Mccoy Bacigalupo Deborah Baine Billie Baron and Edward Marcinko Anne Barry Patricia Barry Cecile Bartman James W. Baugh Arnold & Susan Becker Dawn and Marshall Bein Joanne Benickes Carole A. and Charles Bennett Barbara Bereny Delores and Roger Berg Roger P. Berg Richard N. Berger Ellen Bergeron & Gary Ottoson Karen Berko-Gibson James and Diane Berliner Paula Bernstein Beverly Bierer Ava Bise Adrienne and Michael Blackman Joe Blackstone and Jamie Mohn Ronald and Jamie Blackstone Marjorie Blatt Toby Bornstein Mary Boulware Frances and Les Boxer Helen Breitwieser and James Jacks Shelli and Bill Broder Ms. Leah Lynn Broidy Dennis and Bobbi Brown Lionel Brown Gerald Buckberg Suzanne Budd and Vicki Dellaverson Allen and Carola Bundy Audrey Tawa and Jeffrey Burbank Annie and Ulysses Burns Arden Burstein and Todd Griffiths The Schifino Family Laura D. Campbell Andrew Carlberg Cindy Carlin and Jeff Rousso Jill Carmona Marlies and Oved Chalabi Barry Charles Ms. Martha Chase Wilma Chung Judy and Mike Fantasia Robert Cochran Ken Coelho Heather Cohen Dr. Judy Cohn David Conney, M.D. Dino Conte Susan Georgine Craig Valerie & Donald Cravitz Diana Cusumano Randall and Diane Daniel Sarah Daniels Hedva and Dudley Danoff Jaye T. Darby and David Foster Eileen Dardick Steven and Linda Darling Joel Davidman and Cheryl David Diana Davidow & Deborah Constance

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Ruth B. Davis and Pearl Schultz Gregory Dawley Hal and Roberta Delevie Alan and Debbie Susan Devlin Virginia DiBona Suzanne and Bruce Dodds Carol Jean Doehring Richard & Lauren Donner Fred and Marilyn Dorer Drs. Don and Donna Dorsey Ms. Susan Downey Louise Earn Mr. Chris Easley Rachel and John Edwards Roni and Ethan Eller Pat and Marvin Elliot No Listing Mauricio and Lidia Epelbaum Allan Erdy Lisa Erspamer Norma Lorene Evans Alan and Barbara Faiola Justice & Mrs. Robert Feinerman AnonyMoose Foundation Earl I. Feldhorn Mimi Feldman Mark Feldman Arnold Anderson and Conchata Ferrell Mrs. Eva Field William & Elisabet Fleischman Edward Flores Suzanne Follmer Charles Fonarow Janet Fourticq Lorraine Frankel Nadia and Ray Freed Norman Friedmann L.T. Friesen Ms. Laurelle Frome Yury and Yelena Furman Sandy Gage Lee Gardenswartz Ms. Kathy Garmezy Pamela Gerken EBS Laura Gibson Karen Berko Gibson Willie R. Gibson William and Charlene Glikbarg Ann M. Goldberg David and Denise Goldberg Sy Goldberg Dr. Peter Goldman Patricia Goldman Mrs. Mae Goodson L. Newton Goodwell In Memory of Eugene S. Goodwin Jo-Ann Gordon Roger Gordon Mark Gordon Ruth and Alison Grabell In Memory of Jack Green Tiki Greenberg Alan Greenstadt Zelda and Bob Gregg Pam Grissom Marcy and Edgar Gross Jez Guito Lance Hagenbuch Ross and Lindsey Avner Peter E. Hall Cindy and Jason Harlem Ms. Tess Harper Ms. Arlene Harris Sheila Hasday Paris Hauter Lois Haytin Irene Hazon-Argamany Scott Shagrin and Dr. Jacqueline Heller Jackson Henry Carla and Alan A. Herd Robert Herman Neal Hersh and Lynda Klein Jack Hileman and Roxanne Huddleston Jackie & Dr. Irwin Hoffman Gail and Stanley Hollander Dr. Sharron Holman Paula Holt Dale and John Hopmans Susan Hull Harold and Evelyn Igdaloff

Sarah Isaac and Mary Hooper Craig Jacobson In Memory of Roger Javor Marcia Jindal Daniel and Carolyn Jordan Nancy Josephson Joyce Kaiserman Ruth and Marvin Kalin Mark Kaluk Drs. Elaine and Jeff Kamil Joyce Kaplan Anita Karbelnig Harris Katleman Owen Kato Eleanor K. Kaufman Kevork and Cecile Keshishian William & Renee Kendall Shirlee Kessler Nam Kim and Jeff Kateman Donna & Jeffrey Klein Phyllis Klein Laurie and Milton Klorman In honor of Leni Jane Knapp Judy Knapp Charles Kolstad Patricia Kourt Richard Kraft Howard and Vivian Krepack Janice White and Eugene Krieger Seth Krugliak Christina Kummer Hardt Frumeh Labow Frumeh Labow Lynne Lainer Joan and Christopher Larkin Jon Larson Jill and Michael Lasky Larry Layne and Sheelagh Boyd Dr. and Mrs. Eric Leibovitch Betty and Ron Leiter Ann Leland Gail J. Levine Jeff and Joyce Levine Marla E. Levine Sheldon & Marion Levy Nan Lewis David and Diane Licht Mr. Warren Lincoln Lee and Therese Linden Victor and Madeline Lindenheim Irma and Allen Lipin Donald Lipschutz Mrs. Monte E. Livingston Leslie and Adam Lobel Geri Loe Arlene Ludwig Dianne Lum Vincent Lupo Liz Lytle Teresa L. Maguire Guillaume Maillet Mike and Millie Maloney Jeannette & Mervyn Mandelbaum Michelle Margules Lynn Marks Don and Terry Maxwell Stewart Mayeda Georgianna McBurney Diane and Dennis McCaustland Cheryl McCormick William E. and Marcela H. McKenna Betty and Estelle Mednick Barbara S. Meister Dr. and Mrs. King M. Mendelsohn Kimberly Meye The Miles Family Barbara and Fred Miller Susan Millis Pamela and Mark Mischel Clint Mitchell Jean Miyamoto Andrew Molasky

Dion and Glynis Morrow Susan and Robert Morse Deborah Myman Catherine Nameth Bonnie Nash Drs. Ronald and Ariane Natale Dr. Deborah Natoli & Justin Natoli Lillian and Joseph Nizinski Nothing Bundt Cakes Shelby Notkin Elad Offer Adrienne and Arthur Omansky Martin and Christine Ordman Mr. and Mrs. David Ostrove Michael Pannullo Bob Paris Council Member Bernard C. and Bobbie Parks Tracy Parsons and Keith Grossman Mr. and Mrs. Herman Pass Kathy & Jeff Perkins Michael and Leslee Perlstein Naidu and Jane Permaul Beverly Pine Frank Piontek Dr. Ronald and Alyson Podell Ms. Kim Pompey Zazi Pope Nancy Porter Mr. David Posner Jeanne McDonald-Powers & Travis Powers Michelle Prinvale Mr. and Mrs. Howard Privette Lisa Quateman Edward B. Rasch Vicki Reiss Holly Rice & Vince Gilligan Linda and Steve Richman Lynda Rick William Ridgeway Ellen Riley David Robbins Jill Schary Robinson Barbara & David Rognlien Marie Rolf Robert Rosania Ruth and Larry Rosen Barry Rosen & Neil Bokal Janet and Lenny Rosenblatt Kathleen and Dale Rosenbloom Dr. and Mrs. James Rosenblum Linda and Marvin Rosenfeld Adrienne Rosenthal Brendan and Jill Ross Lawrence Ross and Linda Nussbaum Mishelle Owens Lori and David Rousso Ms. Francoise Rozzell Joyce Hokin Sachs Mary Kaye Sanderson June and Melvin Sattler Clifford Schaffer Carole and Michael Scheinberg Carole Scherzer Mr. Bernard Schiffer Steven and JoAnna Schilling Nancy and Steve Schneider Gary and Karen Schneider Elaine Carey and Vincent J. Schodolski Jane and Bill Schopf Stacy Schrier David and Margaret Schwanke Dr. and Mrs. Jack Schwartz Elizabeth and Justin Schwartz Arlene and Arthur Schwimmer Annette and Leonard Shapiro Thom & Judy Sharp Jill Shear Dorothy Shepherd Jeff Sherman Muriel F. Sherman

Pearl Shultz Yossi Sidikaro Steven Siegel and Lily Carey Chuck Simon In Memory of Ross Hunter & Jacque Mapes Don and Marie Sirney William Skinner Satori Communications Julie and Don Davis James Smith Fanya and Sidney Soll Debra and Bruce Spector Kalee St. Clair Carol and Paul Stager Mark Stankevich Ms. M.L. Stearns Dorothy Steiner Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stempel Arthur Stern Chambers Stevens Sally Stevens Edith L. Stoell and Linda Gach Ray Sybil Stoller Kayser & Renee Sume Katherine Sung John and Eva Sutton Robin and David Swartz Keith and Judy Swayne Amy Sweeney Lance and Maureen Tan The Tauber Family Troy Thompson Cheryl Tiano and Frank Gerechter Jay Tobin Mr. and Mrs. Art Tompkins Judith Toscano Jean and Hal Trifon Beryl Turner Anthony Vasek Andrew Kevin Walker Ann W. Wang Berna Lynn Warner Marie Washington Seymour Waterman Dr. George and Pat Watson Elisa and Brad Wayne Louise Weber and Sean Lavery Julie and Peter Weil Brian Weinstock Jackie and Fred Weintraub Donna and Jason Weiss Jacqueline Weitz Jessica Wen Elayne and Walter Wentz The Wexler Family Richard and Joyce Wickline Dara and Greg Payne Linda A. Wilson David Wintroub Barry and Florence Wise George Wolfberg Kenneth and Teresa Worley Karen and Frank Wurtzel Pam and Leo Wyler Gene & Margaret Yates Thelma and Sam Yellen Nancy T. Young Mark Young and Patty Everett Arnold Zane Vicki Ziegel Lynn and Meir Ziv Dayle and Abram Zukor Sandy Zwirn *In Memoriam

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this fall at the geffen playhouse audrey skirball kenis theater

gil cates theater

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talk back tuesday every tuesday after preview week

girls night out third thursday of every run

lounge fridays fourth & fifth friday of every run

wine down sundays every sunday after preview week

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geffen playhouse staff Randall Arney Artistic Director

Ken Novice Managing Director

Behnaz Ataee General Manager

ARTISTIC

PRODUCTION

Mary Garrett Artistic Manager Amy Levinson Literary Manager/Dramaturg Phyllis Schuringa Casting Director & Assistant to the Artistic Director Shannon Noel Artistic Coordinator Kristina Leach Literary Associate Jen Fingal Literary Intern

Daniel Ionazzi Jill Barnes Matthew Carleton Rich Gilles James Grabowski Darren Rezowalli Leah A. Lewis

DEVELOPMENT

COMMUNICATIONS

Regina Miller Development Director Ellen Catania Director of Major Gifts & Corporate/Foundation Partnerships Jessica Brusilow Rollins Associate Director of Donor Relations Jamie Sherman Development Manager Liz Sellier Development Associate Scott Kriloff Development Assistant Benjamin Lowy Development Intern

Allison Rawlings Chelsey Rosetter

EDUCATION Debra Pasquerette Education & Outreach Director Connor White Resident Teaching Artist & Education Associate Michael Faulkner Education Coordinator

ADMINISTRATION Frankie Ocasio Executive Assistant to the Managing Director Maryam Meehan Staff Accountant Janet Huynh Staff Accountant Marguerite Harris Receptionist

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Miguel del Castillo Victor Cueva De Loera Mario Santillan-Perez

Facility Manager Maintenance Custodial

Frank G. Mancuso Chairman of the Board

Production Manager Associate Production Manager Technical Director Properties Master Sound Master Master Electrician Wardrobe Supervisor

Director of Communications Communications Coordinator

MARKETING & SALES Joseph Yoshitomi Marketing Director Karen Gutierrez Associate Marketing Director Mark San Filippo Ticket Services Director & Database Administrator Stephanie Strand Audience Services Manager Brian Dunning Graphics / Production Artist Jodi Feigenbaum Advertising & Promotions Assistant Paul Millet Group Sales Janice Bernal Associate Box Office Manager Bryan Martin Associate Box Office Manager Janet Huynh Assistant Box Office Manager Korie Benavidez, Audrey Cain, Zack Hamra, Richard Martinez, Lilach Mendelovich, Martin Wurst Box Office Staff

FRONT OF HOUSE Jeni Pearsons Events Coordinator David Gerhardt Supervising House Manager Amy Farkas, Tommy French, Jessica Kummer, Kimberly Legg, Julianne Tveten, Zack Schultz House Managers Abdoulaye N’Gom Head Usher Hunter Bird, Michelle Cantrell, Adam Carr, Caroline Harrison, Lyndsi Larose, Rebecca Leigh, Nathaniel Meek, Katie Mitchell, Leah Munson, Lindsay Nyman, Erik Odom, Jonathan Schwartz Ushers

This theater operates under agreement between the League of Resident Theaters and Actors Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. The scenic, costume, lighting and sound designers in LORT theaters are represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA-829, IATSE. P24  PERFORMANCES  MAGAZINe

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