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Cleveland’s Classic Company at the Hanna Theatre presents

2010–11 SEASON The

WINTER’S TA L E Sept. 28–Nov. 4, 2012

The Imaginary Invalid Oct. 5–Nov. 3, 2012


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Welcome to Great Lakes Theater at PlayhouseSquare About Great Lakes Theater.....................................................................................................................................4 Trustees..................................................................................................................................................................5 Donor Spotlight ......................................................................................................................................................7 The Winter’s Tale.................................................................................................................................................. 12 The Cast.............................................................................................................................................................. 13 The Imaginary Invalid.......................................................................................................................................... 14 The Cast.............................................................................................................................................................. 15 About the Plays.................................................................................................................................................... 17 A Message from the Producing Artistic Director................................................................................................. 20 Who’s Who............................................................................................................................................................ 22 Staff .................................................................................................................................................................... 34 Guest Services..................................................................................................................................................... 38 September/October On Our Stages...................................................................................................................... 39

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Great Lakes Theater

he mission of Great Lakes Theater, through its main stage productions and its education programs, is to bring the pleasure, power and relevance of classic theater to the widest possible audience. Since the company’s inception in 1962, programming has been rooted in Shakespeare, but Great Lakes commitment to great plays spans the breadth of all cultures, forms of theater and time periods –– including the 20th century –– and provides for the occasional mounting of new works that complement the classical repertoire. Classic theater holds the Great Lakes Theater’s 2012 production of Romeo and Juliet. (Photo by Roger capacity to illuminate truth and Mastroianni) enduring values, celebrate and challenge human nature and actions, revel in eloquent language, preserve the traditions of diverse cultures and generate communal spirit. On its main stage and through its education programs, GLT seeks to create visceral, immediate experiences for participants, asserting theater’s historic role as a vehicle for advancing the common good and helping people make the joyful and meaningful connections between classic plays and their own lives. The company’s commitment to classic theater is magnified in the educational programs that surround its productions. Since its inception, GLT Great Lakes Theater‘s 2011 Fall Repertory production of has had a strong presence in area schools, bringCabaret. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni) ing students to the theater for matinee performances and sending specially trained actor-teach- classic theater. As Great Lakes moves into a new ers to the schools for weeklong residencies devel- era with a permanent home in the Hanna Theatre, oped to explore classic drama from a theatrical the company reaffirms its belief in the power of point of view. GLT is equally dedicated to enhanc- partnership, its determination to make this coming the theater experience for adult audiences munity a better place in which to live, and its through Surround, a series of community pro- commitment to ensure the legacy of classic thegrams that explore the themes of a main stage ater in Cleveland. production. To this end, Great Lakes Theater 1501 Euclid Ave., Suite 300 regularly serves as the catalyst for community Cleveland, OH 44115 events and programs in the arts and humanities P: (216) 241-5490 that illuminate the plays on its stage. F: (216) 241-6315 Great Lakes Theater is one of only a handful of W: www.greatlakestheater.org American theaters that have stayed the course as a


Trustees Chair

President Mitchell G. Blair*

Secretary Susan Hastings*

Treasurer Walter Avdey*

Trustees

* Executive Committee † Life Trustee

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Anthony C. LaPlaca Jonathan Leiken William E. MacDonald III† Ellen Stirn Mavec† Mary J. Mayer* John E. McGrath Gregory V. Mersol Leslie H. Moeller Janet E. Neary*† Robert D. Neary† Pamela G. Noble* Michael J. Peterman† Tom Piraino Timothy K. Pistell† David P. Porter† Deborah Ratner Shawn M. Riley Georgianna T. Roberts† John D. Schubert† Peter Shimrak† Laura Siegal† Mark C. Siegel* Sally J. Staley* Robert L. Stark Kate Stenson Diana W. Stromberg Gerald F. Unger John V. Van Hulle Donna Walsh Thomas D. Warren Paul L. Wellener IV Kevin M. White Patrick Zohn

Thomas G. Stafford*†

Thomas A. Aldrich Michelle Arendt Dalia Baker Robyn Barrie Kim F. Bixenstine* Mark H. Brandt William Caster* Barbara Cercone Beverly J. Coen Gail L. Cudak Carolyn Dickson† Leslie Dickson William B. Doggett† Carol Dolan* Timothy J. Downing* Natalie Epstein*† Rudolph H. Garfield † Stephen H. Gariepy Samuel Hartwell* William W. Jacobs*† John E. Katzenmeyer† Denise Horstman Keen

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KEEP GOING AND LIVING AND GIVING When you volunteer you aren’t giving yourself away, you are just giving. - Dorothy O. Jackson, Akron Civic Leader & Volunteer, on successful aging

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Cleveland’s Classic Company

Committed to education for over five decades!

help us change lives! Your support makes a difference.

Did you know... We connect over 40,000 students to the classics each year through our education programming - both on our main stage and in classrooms throughout northeast Ohio. Committed to education since our inception in 1962, we’re grateful to the many individual donors, foundations and corporations that generously make this programming possible each season.

Please help us positively impact the lives of students and consider making a donation.

Over 40,000 students this season say THANK YOU.

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DonorS

The trustees, staff and artistic company of Great Lakes Theater express our deepest gratitude to the hundreds of supporters of “Cleveland’s Classic Company.” The donors listed below made generous gifts between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. Evermore Thanks!

Make a Contribution As our supporters know, ticket revenue covers only about half of the cost of producing the high quality, professional classic theater for which Great Lakes Theater is known. We invite you to help us bridge this gap by making a tax-deductible contribution today and becoming a member of the Great Lakes Theater “family.” To make a donation or learn more, contact the Great Lakes Theater Development Office (216.453.1068) or visit the “Support Us” section of our website at www.greatlakestheater.org.

Company Sponsors $100,000 and above The Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga Arts and Culture

The George Gund Foundation The Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation Lead Sponsors $50,000 to $99,999

Sponsors $25,000 to $49,999 The Community Foundation of Lorain County

The GAR Foundation The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

Kulas Foundation John & Barbara Schubert

Avon Circle $10,000 to $24,999 The Abington Foundation Mr. Paul S. Brentlinger The Eva L. & Joseph M. Bruening Foundation Eaton Corporation

Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation Mary Ann & Jack Katzenmeyer Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Neary The Nord Family Foundation

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Ohio Arts Council PNC Foundation The Sherwick Fund

John P. Murphy Foundation David & Inez Myers Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio

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Sponsors

William J. & Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation Parker Hannifin Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Pistell Mrs. James O. Roberts The Shubert Foundation

Great Lakes Theater Business Alliance

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Stratford Circle ($5,000 to $9,999) Anonymous Bridgewater Associates, Inc. Bill & Judie Caster Carol Dolan & Greggory Hill Mr. & Mrs. Morton G. Epstein Ernst & Young, LLP The Harry K. & Emma R. Fox Foundation The Giant Eagle Foundation Paul R. & Denise Horstman Keen Leonard Krieger Fund of The Cleveland Foundation David P. Porter & Margaret K. Poutasse Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Ratner Thomas G. & Ruth M. Stafford The Thomas H. White Foundation, a KeyBank Trust

Globe Circle ($2,500 to $4,999) Anonymous (3) Bonnie & Chuck Abbey Walt & Laura Avdey Robyn & David Barrie Mitchell & Elizabeth Blair Jenny & Glenn Brown The Carmel Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Homer D. W. Chisholm George W. Codrington Foundation Gail Cudak & Thomas Young Barry & Suzanne Doggett Richard & Evelyn Dolejs Dominion Foundation Steve Gariepy & Nancy Sin Susan C. & Jeffery A. Hastings William W. Jacobs Anthony LaPlaca The Laub Foundation Victor C. Laughlin, M.D. Memorial Foundation Trust Lincoln Electric Company Lubrizol Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Mayer The Mersol Family Mr. & Mrs. Leslie H. Moeller Nordson Corporation Foundation Nicholas & Sue Peay Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Peterman Thomas A. Piraino & Barbara C. McWilliams Shawn M. Riley & Christine Sommer Riley Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Ruhl Dr. & Mrs. Gerard Seltzer Kim Sherwin Donald A. & Catherine C. Sinko Sally J. Staley Brit & Kate Stenson Target Paul & Pamela Teel Donna & Richard Walsh

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Donors educate

Our Region’s Students Over 17,000 students and their teachers from school districts across northern Ohio attend Great Lakes Theater Student Matinee Series performances each season thanks to deeply discounted tickets underwritten by donor support.

Learn more and help us change lives at GreatLakesTheater.org. Folio Circle ($1,000 to $2,499) Anonymous (2) Thomas A. Aldrich & Carol A. Armbrust Michelle R. Arendt Dr. & Mrs. James Arnold The Biel-Goebel Family Foundation Kim & Bart Bixenstine Mr. & Mrs. Mark Brandt J.C. & H.F. Burkhardt Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cercone Corning Chisholm Beverly J. Coen The Collacott Foundation Carolyn & Charles Dickson Ms. Leslie Dickson Mrs. Eva Dolan Timothy J. Downing & Ken Press Helen W. France Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph H. Garfield, Jr. David Goodman & Barbara Hawley Ms. Roe Green Gries Family Foundation William R. Gustaferro Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Hahn, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Hartwell Mr. & Mrs. Michael Horvitz Kenneth Karosy Donna M. & Alex I. Koler Charlotte R. Kramer Jonathan Leiken & Erika Friedman Jack McGrath Stephen & Donna Miller Mr. & Mrs. William Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. John C. Morley Donald W. Morrison NACCO Industries, Inc.

Pamela G. Noble & E. Macke Bentley IV Mr. & Mrs. William Osborne, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Donald Palmer Dr. Scott & Mrs. Judy Pendergast Mr. & Mrs. John S. Piety Mr. & Mrs. Bradford Richmond Linda Schlageter The Elizabeth & Ellery Sedgwick Fund Craig & Wendy Stark Mrs. Edward R. Stell Marie Strawbridge Diana & Eugene Stromberg Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Warren Mary C. Warren Mr. & Mrs. Paul L. Wellener IV Mr. & Mrs. Kevin M. White

Sustainers ($500 to $999) Anonymous Robert & Dalia Baker Jonathan M. Boylan & Marianne Ludwig Mr. & Mrs. John D. Campbell Karen, Ken, & Zoe Conley James Eschmeyer Charles, Lidia & Alexa Fee Gary & Katie Geoffrion Christine L. Gill Janet & Patricia Glaeser Iris & Tom Harvie Harry & Sandra Holmes Howell Computing, Inc. Stewart & Donna Kohl Lampl Family Foundation Rosa & Samuel Lobe Memorial Fund

Dr. Lawrence & Mary Lohman Ken & Mary Loparo Gil & Carol Lowenthal Jean McQuillan & Richard Christ The Music and Drama Club John & Norine Prim Donna & James Reid Mrs. Sharon Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Mark Siegel Naomi G. & Edwin Z. Singer Family Fund Frances Stewart & David Mook Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Tschannen Mr. & Mrs. James D. Vail Carol Lee Vella Nancy C. Wamsley Mr. & Mrs. Robert Warmeling Women’s Committee of Great Lakes Theater Dr. Brian R. Wynne John & Jane Zuzek

Patrons ($250 to $499) Anonymous (2) Actors’ Equity Foundation Thomas W. & Joann Adler Dr. & Mrs. David F. Bennhoff Elizabeth Billings Gary & Kay Bluhm Children of Marilyn E. Brentlinger Jack & Mebby Brown Barbara J. Burke Marilyn Callaly Mr. & Mrs. Lucien H. Case Christopher & Nancy Coburn Rebecca Dent Pete & Margaret Dobbins Donna Douglas


Donors support

Audiences and Artists

Learn more about how you can play a part at GreatLakesTheater.org. Associates ($100 to $249) Anonymous (8) Stanley & Hope Adelstein John Bacon & Cat White Dr. & Mrs. Robert Bahler Lynne M. Bajec Carol Barnak Mr. & Mrs. Benham S. Bates Mr. James J. Benedict, Jr. Linda M. Betzer & Iris W. Bishop Den Blanda George & Gerry Blomgren Susan Bobey Ms. Nicole Bogdanovic Phyliss M. Boggs Mr. & Mrs. Charles P. Bolton John Bolton Bette Bonder & Patrick Bray Robin Herrington-Bowen Stanley Brandt & Mary Whitmer Joanne R. Bratush V. Elizabeth Brown Ms. Nancy H. Burcham Bill & Marilyn Caplick Larry & Andi Carlini Cindy & Tim Carr Rollin & Anne Conway Tom & Anita Cook Doug & Mary Court David & Gayle Cratty Judith Darus Lowell & Carole Davis Shirley B. Dawson Myron R. Day Chad & Andrea Deal Sean M. Decatur Audrey De Clement Firmin C. Deibel, Jr.

Marilyn P. Demeter Carolyn J. Buller & Bill Doll Rita & Dennis Dura Anthony P. Duszynski Dr. Robert Eiben Mr. & Mrs. Robert Eikenburg The Eldridge Family Mr. & Mrs. Oliver F. Emerson Deena & Richard Epstein Jeanne S. Epstein Janice Evans Susan L. Fike Mary Eileen Fogarty David V. Foos Joy M. Freda Mr. & Mrs. Lou Galizio Mrs. Barbara J. Garris Deborah A. Geier Greg & Gail Gibson Gary & Joanna Graeff Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Gray Lainie Hadden Hazel Haffner Tom & Kirsten Hagesfeld Zoe Harper Tom & Debra Hayes Curt & Karen Henkle Mark & Lynn Hofflund Clyde A. Horn Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Janson Margaret Kaczmarek Marilyn & Howard Karfeld Lauren Kawentel Mr. Karl Keller Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Kelley Mr. Jack K. Kellogg Mr. & Mrs. Donald Kimmel Bob & Nanci Kirkpatrick David & Sue Klepac Ronald Kollar

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Christopher & Beth Dunworth Dr. & Mrs. Michael Eppig Jon & Mary Fancher Ann & Harry Farmer Eleanor & J. Gilbert Frey Mr. & Mrs. Randall J. Gordon Mr. & Mrs. Herbert J. Hoppe, Jr. Ron & Joanne Hulec Robert & Linda Jenkins Amy & Jeff Johnson Bernie & Nancy Karr R. Robert Koch Trust Chris & Laura Larson Dee T. Latimer Sheryl & Thomas Love Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Lynch Herm & Carol McCreary Steven & Dolly Minter David & Leslee Miraldi Brian & Cindy Murphy Deborah L. Neale Mr. & Mrs. Robert Oshinsky Dr. & Mrs. Charles A. Peter Otmar & Rota Sackerlotzky Martin & Mary Ellen Saltzman Dr. & Mrs. Lynn A. Smith Rebecca & Richard Smith Dalma & Lajos Takacs Karl & Carol Theil Frank & Vicki Titas Robert & Marti Vagi Dr. & Mrs. Gregory A. Watts Barry & Patricia Wilson Donald & Dorothy Zito

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Did you know that ticket revenue covers only half the cost of creating a Great Lakes Theater production? Generous donors ensure that our classical theater productions are of the highest quality possible, attracting the brightest talent to our stage.

Mr. & Mrs. Mark D. Kozel Loretta J. Krejci Brandon Kubitz Eleanor & Stephen Kushnick Ben & Julie Langhinrichs Devere E. Logan Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Love Brian & Renee Lowery Cathy J. McCall Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. McDonald Francis & Viola McDowell Ms. Linda McGinty Michael H. McGookey Rita C. McLaughlin Jennifer & Peter Meckes Rev. Edward E. Mehok Helen & Harry Mercer Richard & Karen Middaugh Antoinette Miller Mary & Steve Mitchell Amanda Mockbee Roy & Cindy Moore Toni & Linda Moore Patricia Moyer & Steve Bottorff Pat Murphy & Mike Kupiec Ms. Karen Nemec Rosemary Nosetic Mr. & Mrs. Patrick O’Connor Lou Papes Zachary & Deborah Paris Lee & Maria Parks Brian Perry & Ka Pi Hoh Alan & Nancy Petrov Thomas & Helen Rathburn Judy & Clifford Reeves Sue Reusser Keith & Margaret Robinson Dr. Edward J. Rockwood Reinhold & Ginny Roedig Joan Rusnak Mr. & Mrs. James A. Saks Mrs. Kathy Salem Mark J. Salling Mr. & Mrs. James C. Schaefer Dina & Richard Schoonmaker Kathryn Schultz Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Shemo Donna Sheridan Dr. Dave & Faye Sholiton Howard & Judith Siegel Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Slavin Marg Slesnick David & Rita Smith William E. Spatz Susan St. John Darwin L. Steele Kathlyn & Harry Stenzel Mickey Stern Dan & Robin Sullivan Lorraine S. Szabo Mr. & Mrs. John J. Tanis Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Tatman Dr. & Mrs. Ken Tomecki Kathleen Turner Elizabeth Twohig Anne Unverzagt & Richard Goddard James L. Wagner

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Ms. Kathleen Waits Karl & Nancy Ware Frank & Sharon Wargo Nancy-Anne Wargo Mrs. Richard C Weiss Richard & Darlene Wiegandt Judith Wolfe & Robin Richmond Mr. & Mrs. James Xinakes Robert & Kathleen Young Ruth & Sidney Zilber Rebecca Zuti

Donors add to

Friends ($50 to $99)

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Anonymous (3) Ms. Tereasa Andreani Janis Baker Thomas & Joan Baker Jeanette S. Barclay Carol Barnak Margret Beekel John & Jeannene Bertosa John & Laura Bertsch Tom & Dorothy Bier Mr. & Mrs. David Blackman Mr. Paul Blonsky Dr. & Mrs. Dieter Bloser Ms. Dorothy Borer Bill & Jewell Brake Barbara Brock Mr. & Mrs. Robert Charlick Donald & Annamarie Chick Kathleen M. Cooper Lisa & Stan Corwin Alfred R. Cowger Jr. & Tony Wesley Samuel Cowling Ronald & Patricia Cramer Mr. & Mrs. John Dettelbach Mr. Evan DeWitt Daniel Divis Mr. & Mrs. Mike Dowell Ms. Linda Elliott Douglas D. Farling Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. Field Dr. Jay Taylor & Ms. Kristin Firth Mary Ann & Joseph Fischer Jeffrey Ford Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Fouts Gerald Frei Mr. & Mrs. Ralph C. Frey Charles & Julia Gall Ms. Sally Gamier Katherine A. Ganz Mr. & Mrs. James Gianelos Ms. Marlyn Gilbert Thomas Gilbride Jeffrey P. Gluvna & Barbara A. Blake Dr. & Mrs. Norman W. Goldston Ilona K. Gram Jean E. Gubbins Nancy Y. Hammond Marian Hancy Mr. John Hayden Arlene & William Hazlett Jean Heller Marcus Hendershott

Community and Economy Each year, Great Lakes Theater performances and programs contribute over $6.2M in regional economic impact while connecting more than 100,000 students and adults to the world’s greatest plays.

Learn more about our programming at GreatLakesTheater.org. Robert T. Hexter Susan Hill Frank & Gerry Hoffert Roger & Madelon Horvath William Ivancic Mr. James Jaggers Susan Janney Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Kahn Ruth & Don Kalish Dennis Kelly Mr. Gilbert Kenehan Larry & Janet Kilgore Robert & Nancy Klein Michael & Lynn Kleinman Herschel & Maxine Koblenz Ursula Korneitchouk Sharon Kraber Ms. Anna Kukelhan Dr. & Mrs. Irving Kushner Fred & Joann Lafferty John & Johanna Langham Mr. & Mrs. Brian Lawler Stephen & Arlene Lawson Gregory & Vickie Leyes Ted & Mary Lomac Mrs. Martha Lottman Walt & Molly Maciejewski Linda Macklin Mr. J. Adin Mann Mr. & Mrs. Theodore M. Mann Ronald & Betty Manolio Gretchen Mates Nancy V. Matyazic Constance B. Miller

Nan Miller Ms. Susannah Muskovitz Kim Whitesel-Nakel Betty Nassif Mr. & Mrs. John P. Neubert Ken Noetzel Mr. & Mrs. Patrick O’Connor David Oldham Geraldine C. O’Neill Joan M. Oravec Paul H. Pangrace Peggy & Michael Partington Cathrin Peter Wilmer & Joann Piper Mr. & Mrs. Harold Pittaway III Mr. & Mrs. Louis Pongracz Donald & Anjean Poyer Mr. Stanley Proctor The Reinker Family Ms. Jacqueline Rhodes Mr. Norman Robbins Carole & Charles B. Rosenblatt Drs. Arnold & Alta Rosenzweig Marjorie Rott Mr. & Mrs. Michael Rowan Barbara Sabo Mr. & Mrs. Tom Schock William & Lisa Schonberg Donna & Raymond Schuerger Doris A. Schultz Ms. Terry Sericola Randall & Sara Shaner Ms. Julia Shaw Elaine & Don Sherman

Patricia J. Shook Laura & Alvin Siegal Mr. & Mrs. David K. Siegel Mr. & Mrs. Bart Simon H. Bernard & Edith Smith Mr. & Mrs. John Southworth Rex & Judy Stanforth Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Stanger Ms. Karen Stanton Albert & Bernice Strasshofer Linda Striefsky & James Carlson Mr. & Mrs. James F. Sweeney Ms. Deanna Taborosi Bob Taylor & Jeff Herrmann Carol A. Vidoli Mr. Kenneth Vinciquerra Tom Wagner & Malinda Smyth Mrs. Barbara S. Walker David M. Walker Drs. Jay & Kathleen Ward Todd & Margie Warnicke Carole & William Warren Ronald & Pearl Waxman Mrs. Leslie T. Webster Mr. & Mrs. Edward Weintraub Mel & Maureen Weisblatt Mr. & Mrs. John H. Weitz Roger & Nancy Welchans Mr. W.Craig Wilde Ronald Wittmaack James & Sandra Wood James Zaranec Ms. Denise Zeman


Matinee Idols Donors who underwrote tickets to 2012-13 Student Matinee performances so that more students can attend.

“Raise Your Paddle for Education”

Bonnie & Chuck Abbey Christopher Abbey Richard Allen Thomas S. Allen Mr. & Mrs. Glenn G. Anderson, Jr. Mrs. “Al” Archambault Michelle R. Arendt Frederick Asbeck Mr. and Mrs. Darrell W. Austin Walt & Laura Avdey Roxanne Bain Robyn & David Barrie Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Barrie Keith & Karen Bayer Mr. Eugene Bentley Elizabeth Billings Mitchell & Elizabeth Blair Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Blankenship Dr. W. Henry Boom & Ms. Anne L. Batzell Mr. & Mrs. Robert Bowes Donna Bradford Mr. Paul S. Brentlinger Jack & Mebby Brown Steven Broz Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Campbell Larry Case Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cercone

Eric & Paulette Yasinow Glenn Yauch John & Dianne Young

Matching Gift Corporations Aetna Foundation, Inc. AT&T Corporation Eaton Corporation Emerson FM Global Foundation GE Foundation GlaxoSmithKline Foundation IBM Corporation Key Foundatiom Nordson Corporation Foundation PNC Foundation Progressive Insurance Foundation Rockwell Automation Trust Matching Program Tompkins Corporation Foundation

Gifts were received in honor of: Corning Chisholm Natalie Epstein Chris Fornadel Michael J. Peterman Sally J. Staley William Jacobs

Gifts were received in memory of: Viola Dominick Audrey Watts

The Women’s Committee Formed in 1961, the committee is Great Lakes Theater’s longest standing volunteer support group. Members act as hosts for our actors, provide support in our administrative office and at events, and cheer us on throughout the season. If you would like to become a member, call Joanne Hulec at (216) 252-8717 for more information.

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May 5, 2012 50th Anniversary Gala donors who gave generous support for Great Lakes Theater’s 2012-13 education programs.

Christopher & Leanne Moll Kevin S. Moore Sean Nagel Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Neary Mr. & Mrs. Doug Neary Ms. Linda Olejko Krzysztof & Grazyna Palczewski Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Pavey Elsa M. & Thomas C. Pavlik Luanne Paynick Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Peterman Mr. & Mrs. John S. Piety Thomas A. Piraino & Barbara C. McWilliams Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Pistell Andrew Platt John Polinko Florence K. Pollock Paul Putnam & Eric Dicken Uma & Lilena Rajeshwar Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Ratner Alan M. Rauss & Marcie Bergman Judy & Clifford Reeves Ms. Beth Riebe Shawn M. Riley & Christine Sommer Riley Mrs. James O. Roberts Mark Royle Philip Ryder Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Salata Crystal Salerno Dale Schmid John & Barbara Schubert Jason & Lisa Seifert Thomas & Nancy Seitz Heather Sherwin Laura & Alvin Siegal Mr. & Mrs. Mark Siegel Mr. & Mrs. Mario Sinicariello Mr. & Mrs. Judson E. Smith Jeff Smythe Ryan Sobel Thomas G. & Ruth M. Stafford Sally J. Staley Brit & Kate Stenson Linda Striefsky & James Carlson Diana & Eugene Stromberg Congresswoman Betty L. Sutton Bob Taylor & Jeff Herrmann Dr. Jerry Sue Thorton Melissa Thurstone Martha C. Towns Gerald F. Unger Jeff Ustin Wulf & Moira Utian Mr. & Mrs. Roger S. Vail Kaj Van Alem Jeanie Voss Cheryl Wahl Mr. & Mrs. James L. Wamsley. III Laura Watson Chaz & Jessica Weber Mr. & Mrs. Edward Weintraub Mr. & Mrs. Paul L. Wellener IV Mr. & Mrs. Kevin M. White Eric Wilson David Wittkowsky & James S. Anderson

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Mrs. “Al” Archambault Jerry & Kathy Berkshire Suzanne & Jim Blaser Dr. W. Henry Boom & Ms. Anne L. Batzell Mr. & Mrs. John D. Campbell Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Chernus Mr. & Mrs. Morton G. Epstein Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph H. Garfield, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Brent Grover Nancy Johnson, M.D. Bob & Nanci Kirkpatrick Mrs. Jean Kumler Mr. & Mrs. John C. Morley Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Neary Krzysztof & Grazyna Palczewski Mrs. James O. Roberts Mr. & Mrs. Dan Rocker Dr. & Mrs. Robert A. Salata Linda Schlageter Brit & Kate Stenson Mrs. Elizabeth G. Stueber Mr. & Mrs. Arthur W. Treuhaft Dr. Richard W. Watts Stanley Wertheim John & Dianne Young

Beverly J. Coen Mr. & Mrs. Bill Colvin Robert Conrad Dr. & Mrs. Kevin Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Emerick J. Corsi, Jr. Chad & Andrea Deal Gary & Sherry Dinner Marsha Dobrzynski Carol Dolan & Greggory Hill Timothy J. Downing & Ken Press James & Therese Drake Rebecca Dunn William Eadie Mr. & Mrs. Douglas S. Eckert Mr. & Mrs. Arthur E. Ellison James Elsey Dr. Howard Epstein Mr. & Mrs. Morton G. Epstein Mr. Jonathan Epstein Dr. James & Renee Epstein Scott Esposito Mr. & Mrs. John Ferchill Greg Forte Clint Fowler Craig Frabotta Eric Fried Chad Gaizutis Richard Garcia Susan Gavazzi Mark Gerteis Frances & Gary Goins Sandra Gontero H. E. Gregory, III James Gruber Robert Haffke Lynn Hardacre Susan C. & Jeffery A. Hastings Raymond & Theresa Hatch David & Lynn Heiman Mr. & Mrs. David B. Hollister Steven & Diane Hupp Greta & Chet Insolia Les Jacobs Brian & Katherine Jereb Lisa Kapp Paul R. & Denise Horstman Keen William & Julie Keller Mr. Jack K. Kellogg Joseph King Bob & Nanci Kirkpatrick Bruce Kleinline Mr. Rob Kocian Margarita Krncevic John & Carrie Lane Anthony LaPlaca Donald & Cheryl Laubacher John & Diane Lewis Frank Loughan Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Lynch Marcie Manson M. Kay Mathieu Erin Maxin Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Mayer Christy McGucken Helen & Harry Mercer The Mersol Family Gary & Clare Miller Mr. & Mrs. Leslie H. Moeller

Officers Barbara Cercone, President Janice Campbell, Vice Chair Viola McDowell, Recording Secretary Bernice Bolek, Corresponding Secretary Nanci Kirkpatrick, Treasurer

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Hanna Theatre September 28 – November 4, 2012

Charles Fee Producing Artistic Director

presents

The W i n t e r ’ s By

Ta l e

William Shakespeare

directed by

Jesse Berger Company

J. Todd Adams* Lynn Robert Berg* Laurie Birmingham* Lise Bruneau* Sara M. Bruner* Kyle Carthens Aled Davies*

Jodi Dominick* Tom Ford* Ian Gould* Paul Hurley* Sara Hymes Drew Kopas Kimbre Lancaster* Juan Rivera Lebron*

Bennett Palmer David Anthony Smith* M.A. Taylor* Miles Gaston Villanueva* Ryan Vincent Jordan Whalen Cody Zak

Scenic Designer David M. Barber

Costume Designer Sara Jean Tosetti

Lighting Designer Rick Martin

Composer Adam Wernick

Sound Designer Brandon Wolcott

Choreographer Jason Hartley

Stage Manager Corrie E. Purdum* There will be one fifteen-minute intermission. *Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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the cast

The Winter’s Tale

Dramatis Personae SICILIANS Leontes, King of Sicilia ..............................................................................................David Anthony Smith * Hermione, Queen to Leontes ....................................................................................................Lise Bruneau * Mamillius, son to Leontes and Hermione.................................................... Bennett Palmer, Ryan Vincent Perdita, daughter to Hermione.......................................................................................... Kimbre Lancaster *

Paulina, wife to Antigonus............................................................................................. Laurie Birmingham * Emilia, a lady attending Hermione..................................................................................... Jodi Dominick *+ Gaoler......................................................................................................................................Jordan Whalen

OTHERS Time, lords, ladies, gentlemen, shepherds, shepherdesses, and a bear................................J. Todd Adams*, Sara M. Bruner*, Kyle Carthens, Jodi Dominick*, Paul Hurley*, Sara Hymes, Drew Kopas, Juan Rivera Lebron*, Bennett Palmer, M.A. Taylor*, Ryan Vincent, Jordan Whalen

Scene: Sicilia and Bohemia There will be one fifteen-minute intermission.

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BOHEMIANS Polixenes, King of Bohemia...............................................................................................Lynn Robert Berg * Florizel, son to Polixenes.........................................................................................Miles Gaston Villanueva * Archidamus, a lord of Bohemia ................................................................................................ Drew Kopas Old Shepherd .............................................................................................................................. M.A. Taylor * Clown, his son................................................................................................................. Juan Rivera Lebron * Autolycus, a rogue........................................................................................................................... Tom Ford * Mopsa, shepherdess......................................................................................................................Sara Hymes Dorcas, shepherdess................................................................................................................ Sara M. Bruner *

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Four Lords: Camillo.........................................................................................................................................Aled Davies * Antigonus .......................................................................................................................................Ian Gould * Cleomenes............................................................................................................................... J. Todd Adams * Dion..............................................................................................................................................Paul Hurley *

+ Dance Captain for The Winter’s Tale *Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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Hanna Theatre October 5– November 3, 2012

Charles Fee Producing Artistic Director

With generous support from:

John and Barbara Schubert presents

The Imaginary Invalid MoliÈre Adapted By Oded Gross & Tracy Young By

Original Music By Paul James Prendergast Original Lyrics By Oded Gross, Paul James Prendergast & Tracy Young Originally produced By the Oregon Shakespeare Festival directed by

Tracy Young

Company

J. Todd Adams* Lynn Robert Berg* Lise Bruneau* Sara M. Bruner*

Aled Davies* Jodi Dominick* Tom Ford* Ian Gould* Kimbre Lancaster*

Scenic & Costume Designer Christopher Acebo

Original Music & Sound Design Paul James Prendergast

Lighting Designer Rick Martin

Asst. to the Choreographer Kimbre Lancaster*

Fight Choreographer Ken Merckx

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Juan Rivera Lebron* David Anthony Smith* M.A. Taylor* Miles Gaston Villanueva*

Choreographer Ken Roht American Sign Language Coach Lisa Reynolds

Stage Manager Tim Kinzel*

There will be one fifteen-minute intermission. *Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


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The Imaginary Invalid

Dramatis Personae

Scene: Argan’s apartment, Paris Time: the 1960s There will be one fifteen-minute intermission. + Dance Captain for The Imaginary Invalid

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Argan, a hypochondriac.................................................................................................................. Tom Ford * Toinette, a servant.................................................................................................................. Sara M. Bruner * Guy, a musician............................................................................................................................ M.A. Taylor * Angelique, Argan’s youngest daughter............................................................................ Kimbre Lancaster *+ Louison, Argan’s oldest daughter............................................................................................Jodi Dominick * Beline, Argan’s second wife........................................................................................................Lise Bruneau * Cleante, a florist and Angelique’s suitor......................................................................... Juan Rivera Lebron * Monsieur De Bonnefoi, a lawyer........................................................................................... J. Todd Adams * Thomas Diafoirus, Angelique’s suitor............................................................................................Ian Gould * Monsieur Diafoirus, Thomas’ father..........................................................................................Aled Davies * Beralde, Argan’s brother..............................................................................................David Anthony Smith * Fleurant, an apothecary..........................................................................................Miles Gaston Villanueva * Doctor Purgon, a physician..............................................................................................Lynn Robert Berg *

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Background The Winter’s Tale Director’s Note “It is required You do awake your faith.” – Paulina, Act V, Scene 3

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sprites and goblins.” And indeed, The Winter’s Tale does have great sadness and nightmare monsters in it, almost drawn directly from a child’s imagination. But the play also carries as hot a summer as the winter is cold, and there is incredible joy and humor on the other side of that sadness and terror. If the court of Sicilia is formal and refined and — after Leontes catches the disease of jealousy — fraught with distrust, the fields of Bohemia are open and warm and full of music and passion. And yet, irrational fears and behavior exists there, too. Shakespeare’s genius, working at the highest level of his art, is able to share with us both these worlds fully and full of life, to explore their strengths and weaknesses, and then bring them together to a point where the hot of Bohemia and cold of Sicilia can re-unite through the character of Hermione in the line, “O, she’s warm!” in a moment of sublime harmonic beauty. Yin cannot exist without yang, love and hate are as inextricably yoked together as winter and summer are, as life and death are. It takes great strength of faith to trust that death is necessary for rebirth and to be able to live in a balanced state of existence. But the balance is all. What is shaken out of order in the beginning of our story is restored to balance at the end. It is not without pain and sorrow, nor is it without pleasure and joy — or magic. This poignant, bittersweet and beautiful balanced truth of life is made into a gloriously real fable for all ages in Shakespeare’s wondrous romance. — Jesse Berger, Director

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s we continue our journey with Shakespeare’s glorious play, The Winter’s Tale, moving from Boise to Cleveland, this line continues to ring out to me as an underlying principle for our production. A critical line for the characters when the line is said, it is also a clarion call to all who encounter this play. We must check our skepticism at the door, and awake our faith in the power of language and story and imagination. Shakespeare’s play is indeed a true Tale. In order to fully appreciate its power, we need to listen as children, naturally open to a great story. Shakespeare’s play also deals with very adult matters, like all the great folk tales, and this combination of perspectives makes it remarkably accessible to audiences of all ages. The story on which Shakespeare based his play was an Elizabethan best-seller called Pandosto, meaningfully sub-titled The Triumph of Time. Time always conquers, and Time always reveals Truth. This idea made such an impact on Shakespeare that he included Time as an actual character in The Winter’s Tale. Along with Time, Shakespeare weaves the myths of Persephone, Pygmalion and Alcestis into the thematic background of his play: a tale of two friends and kings, their wives and children, how a lack of faith breaks them and their families apart for 16 years, and how a return to truth and faith restores them. What kind of faith are we talking about here? Faith in Friends. In Fate. In the Gods. In the perfection of Nature. In the power of Art. Imagination. And perhaps above all, Faith in Love. Only with faith — not blind trust, but true faith, hard-earned through experience and overcoming fears — can one achieve a balance of the winter and summer within one’s self, and — perhaps — reach a harmony with others and the universe itself. How does one achieve this kind of faith? One must first know, and trust, one’s self. And one must learn to trust time. Leontes and Hermione’s young boy, Mamillius, says, “A sad tale’s best for winter; I have one of

About the Plays

Synopsis King Leontes of Sicilia begs his childhood friend, King Polixenes of Bohemia, to extend his visit to Sicilia. Polixenes protests that he has been away from his kingdom for nine months, but after Leontes’ pregnant wife, Hermione, pleads with him, he relents and agrees to stay a little longer. Leontes, meanwhile, has become possessed with jealousy. Convinced that Polixenes and Hermione are lovers, he orders his loyal retainer, Camillo, to poison the Bohemian king. Instead, Camillo warns Polixenes of what is afoot, and the two men flee Sicilia for Bohemia.

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Furious at their escape, Leontes publicly accuses his wife of infidelity, and declares that the child she is bearing must be illegitimate. Over the protests of his nobles, he throws her in prison, and sends to the Oracle of Delphi for what he is sure will be confirmation of his suspicions. Meanwhile, the queen gives birth to a girl, and her loyal friend Paulina brings the baby to the king, in the hopes that the sight of the child will soften his heart. He only grows angrier, however, and orders Paulina’s husband, Lord Antigonus, to take the child and abandon it in some desolate place. While Antigonus is gone, the answer comes from Delphi — Hermione and Polixenes are innocent, and Leontes will have no heir until his lost daughter is found. Leontes refuses to believe the Oracle. Suddenly, word comes that Leontes’ son, Mamillius, has died of a wasting sickness brought on by the accusations against his mother. Hermione falls in a swoon, and is carried away by Paulina, who subsequently reports the queen’s death to her heartbroken and now repentant husband. Antigonus abandons the baby on the Bohemian coast, reporting that Hermione appeared to him in a dream and told him to name the girl Perdita and to leave gold and other tokens on her person. Antigonus is killed by a bear, and Perdita is raised by a kindly Shepherd and his son, a Clown. Sixteen years pass, and the son of Polixenes, Prince Florizel, falls in love with Perdita. His father and Camillo attend a sheepshearing festival in disguise and watch as Florizel and Perdita are betrothed. Tearing off the disguise, Polixenes intervenes and orders his son never to see the Shepherd’s daughter again. With the aid of Camillo, however, who longs to see his native land again, Florizel and Perdita take ship for Sicilia, wearing the clothes of a local rogue, Autolycus, as a disguise. They are joined in their voyage by the Shepherd and his son, the Clown. In Sicilia, Leontes — still in mourning after all this time —greets the son of his old friend effusively. Florizel pretends to be on a diplomatic mission from his father, but his cover is blown when Polixenes and Camillo, too, arrive in Sicilia. The Shepherd tells everyone the story of how Perdita was found. Leontes realizes that she is his daughter. The two old friends, Leontes and Polixenes, are reconciled, and Florizel and Perdita are accepted as a couple. Paulina invites them all to see a statue of Hermione, which has been recently finished.

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hen I was invited to re-envision Molière’s Le Malade imaginaire, I wondered how my background in Italian commedia dell’arte — a theatrical form by and for everyday people — might inform this French Renaissance play written for Louis XIV. Molière was deeply committed to his patron and separated each act in the play with 17th-century “production numbers” or divertissement, which praised Louis and his brilliance. Could I find a contemporary confluence of the populist aspects of commedia and the over-the-top gilding of the French Baroque? And would a commedia filter serve to illuminate this story of a man so blindly obsessed with his perceived illness that he loses sight of what truly matters? I landed on pop music producer Phil Spector’s early 1960s “Wall of Sound” style. Spector drew on classical motifs for the dense, multilayered songs that he called “little symphonies for the kiddies.” This music seemed like a great mash-up of populist art and Baroque excess, and creating new songs in this style for our adaptation excited me as a parallel to Molière’s divertissement. I really love that ’60s pop music eventually became the healthy heartbeat of this production. Even though Argan is consumed by his own sickness and misery, the play, for me, is really about how we choose to live. Pop music, especially of the late 1950s and 1960s, has always been a source of joy for me. It’s life affirming —exactly what Argan and the other characters around him need. As you enter our world, you’ll hear sounds that pay tribute to some of the greatest popular musical artists of that 1960s watershed era. You’ll see influences from 1960s French New Wave culture and its far-reaching impact on style and art (much like the Baroque influence in Molière’s time). You’ll experience our contemporary take on the physical antics of the commedia (think variety shows like Hullabaloo and Laugh-In). And through it all, we hope you’ll sense the push and pull of servant versus master, of love versus loss, of life versus death. But most of all, as Molière’s characters wrestle with how to live, I hope you’ll agree that they ultimately choose friendship, choose love, choose life. I would like to dedicate my contribution to this play, with boundless love and gratitude, to my fearless and fantastic mother, Pamela Friedman O’Flynn. — Tracy Young, Director


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n behalf of our artists, staff and board of trustees, welcome to Great Lakes Theater’s 51st season! Following the tremendous success of our Golden Anniversary, we will once again produce six plays, ending the season with Frank Loesser’s masterpiece, Guys and Dolls, in partnership with our friends at PlayhouseSquare. We are thrilled to be back in “rep” this fall with two great classics – Moliere’s The Imaginary Invalid and Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, playing through November 4. Jesse Berger makes his Great Lakes Theater debut as director of The Winter’s Tale with this sublimely beautiful production of Shakespeare’s late romance. As Artistic Director of Red Bull Theatre in New York City, a company with a unique focus on the Jacobean plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries (written during the reign of King James I), Jesse brings deep insight to this rarely performed masterpiece. If you saw last season’s smash-hit, The Taming of the Shrew, you know that director Tracy Young brings a bold, fresh and wildly comic touch to the classics. Working with playwright Oded Gross and composer Paul Prendergast, Tracy has created a truly mad, mod, new adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid, Moliere’s final play, re-set in 1960s Paris and filled with music and dance, all working to underscore Moliere’s timeless satire of the medical community. In December, we return to the Ohio Theatre for our holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Now in its 24th season, Gerald Freedman’s adaptation of Dickens’ ghost story of Christmas has become one of Northeast Ohio’s favorite holiday traditions, playing to thousands of new and returning patrons each year. The season continues in the new year with Noel Coward’s otherworldly comedy, Blithe Spirit, and Shakespeare’s battle of wits and wooing, Much Ado About Nothing. Our season finale, Frank Loesser’s Tony Award winning musical Guys and Dolls, is one of the largest productions Great Lakes Theater has undertaken in years. We are delighted to welcome Cleveland native Dan Knechtges as director and choreographer of Guys and Dolls. Dan is a Tony Award nominee whose work on Broadway includes Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, among many others. It is a joy to work once again with Art Falco and Gina Vernaci and the great team at PlayhouseSquare to offer Guys and Dolls as part of the Key Bank Broadway Series. We couldn’t produce any of the work we do without our astonishing artistic company, educators, technicians, tireless administrative staff and dedicated board of trustees! As you look around the theater you will see the names of many friends, partners, corporations and foundations whose support makes all of this possible. We extend our deepest gratitude to each and every one of them and we look forward to a future filled with ever more collaboration and creativity. Thank you for your continued support. I hope to see you in our audience again soon.

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Who’s Who ACTORS J. Todd Adams* Cleomenes/Ensemble, The Winter’s Tale and Bonnefoi, The Imaginary Invalid Two seasons at Great Lakes Theater Regional: Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), The Imaginary Invalid (Bonnefoi), The Winter’s Tale (Cleomenes) at Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio) at Great Lakes Theater. Henry IV pt. 1 (Hotspur), The Three Musketeers (Aramis), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Costard) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck) at Shakespeare Santa Cruz; The Importance of Being Earnest (Jack) and The Real Thing (Billy) at PCPA; Ghosts, Henry IV, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night (A Noise Within); Drawer Boy, Lonesome West, Entertaining Mister Sloane (South Coast Repertory); Gross Indecency (Mark Taper Forum); King Lear (San Diego Repertory); Much Ado About Nothing (Arizona Theatre Company); I Pagliacci (Kennedy Center, directed by Franco Zeffirelli); and performances at the Theatre at Boston Court, Grove Theater Center and Utah Shakespearean Festival. Film/Television: Gilmore Girls, The West Wing, Flyboys and Warriors of Virtue. Mr. Adams holds an MFA from the American Conservatory Theater.

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Lynn Robert Berg* Polixenes, The Winter’s Tale and Dr. Purgon, The Imaginary Invalid Eleven seasons at Great Lakes Theater Previously at Great Lakes Theater: Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Doctor Parker in Bat Boy: The Musical, Banquo in Macbeth, Caliban in The Tempest, Sandy Tyrell in Hay Fever, Marcus Lycus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and the Ghost of Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol. Other credits: Macbeth in the Short Shakespeare! Macbeth tour and The Feast: An Intimate Tempest with Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Malvolio in Twelfth Night at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival; Bill Walker in Major Barbara, Hortensio in The

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Taming of the Shrew, Edmund in King Lear and Hastings in She Stoops to Conquer at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival; Prospero in The Tempest at Maine Shakespeare Festival; The Professor in All the Great Books (Abridged) at Delaware Theater Company; and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at Writer’s Theater in Chicago. Lynn holds an MFA from the University of Delaware Professional Theater Training Program. SLL’M Laurie Birmingham* Paulina, The Winter’s Tale Two seasons at Great Lakes Theater Laurie is blessed to join Great Lakes again this season! She just completed a successful run of Romeo and Juliet as the Nurse both here and with Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Laurie is a 40-year veteran of regional theaters across the United States. She was a resident company member with Milwaukee Repertory Theatre and played many roles over the 17 years she spent there. Some favorites include Josie Hogan in A Moon for the Misbegotten, Penny Sycamore in You Can’t Take it With You and Claire in A Delicate Balance, to name only a few. Other regional credits include Asolo Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Connecticut Repertory, Meadowbrook Theatre, NY Shakespeare Exchange and the Tony-Awardwinning Utah Shakespeare Festival. Her recent transplant to NYC has proved profitable. She has played two off-Broadway shows: A Little Journey with The Mint Theatre, nominated for a Drama Desk Award; and starred in Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating, and Marriage, which just completed its first national tour. She also narrates for Recorded Books, LLC and has nine titles to date. This performance is dedicated to her friend, Trax. www.lauriebirmingham.com Lise Bruneau* Hermione, The Winter’s Tale and Beline, The Imaginary Invalid Great Lakes Theater debut Lise is delighted to join Great Lakes Theater this fall, and so happy to be back in Cleveland after last year’s super fun The Game’s Afoot, at the Cleveland Play House! She is currently a D.C. resident, and past productions


Kyle Carthens Ensemble, The Winter’s Tale Great Lakes Theater debut Kyle won an Emmy Award for his role in the television program Crimestoppers Case Files: Northeast Ohio, and can be seen in the upcoming films Fun Size, Alex Cross and most recently in the football film Underdogs which is set for a theatrical release in 2013. Other show credits include Citizen Barlow, Gem of the Ocean; Trombone 7, God’s Trombones; Drawer/Lightbulb/Window, Closure; African Student, Great White Hope; Bass Reeves, A Solitary Voice: Bass Reeves; Zero, Holes. Four Seasons at the Karamu House. Other Shows include Lowboy, Lower Ninth; Torry, Huck and Holden at the Ensemble Theater. Jason Harlan, While I’m Here on this Earth for the Cleveland Public Theater, Andre Louis, Seedfolks for the Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio, Victor Frankenstein, Frankenstein; Storyteller, Once on this Island; Benvolio, Romeo and Juliet at the Cleveland Play House. He has also shot industrial videos for Best Buy. Kyle is a proud graduate of the Cleveland School of the Arts in 2009 and is represented by the Docherty Talent and Model Agency. Aled Davies* Camillo in The Winter’s Tale and Monsieur Diafoirus in The Imaginary Invalid Twelve seasons at Great Lakes Theater Previously for GLT: Scrooge/Samuels in A Christmas Carol, Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Major Metcalf in The Mousetrap, Vincentio in The Taming of the Shrew, Duke of Milan in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Brabantio in Othello, The Earl of Caversham in An Ideal Husband, Sheriff Reynolds in Bat Boy: The Musical, Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Your Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Sea Captain/Priest in Twelfth Night, Solinus/ Dr. Pinch in The Comedy of Errors, Dorn in The Seagull, Duncan/Old Siward in Macbeth, Deputy Governor Danforth in The Crucible, King of France in All’s Well That Ends Well, Mr. Witherspoon in Arsenic and Old Lace, Escalus in Measure for Measure, Prospero in The Tempest,

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Sara M. Bruner* Dorcas/Ensemble, The Winter’s Tale and Toinette, The Imaginary Invalid Nine seasons at Great Lakes Theater Sara is pleased to return to Cleveland and Great Lakes Theater, where she has appeared as a Kate in The Taming of the Shrew, Fr. Kost in Cabaret, musician in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Desdemona in Othello, Drood in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Viola in Twelfth Night, Masha in The Seagull, a Witch in Macbeth, Abigail in The Crucible, Ariel in The Tempest, Raina in Arms and the Man, Ophelia in Hamlet, Marianne in Tartuffe, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Sorel in Hay Fever. She has spent 15 years at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Favorite roles include Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors, Percy in The Spitfire Grill, Kate Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer, Julia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, the Courtesan in The Comedy of Errors, Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest, Zerbinetta in Scapin and Rosalind in As You Like It. She has also adapted and directed multiple shows for ISF’s educational outreach program. Her most recent production was Macbeth. She also staged A Christmas Carol for GLT in 2011. Sara has performed with The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Boise Contemporary Theater and Drop

Dance Collective and served as assistant director to Charles Fee, Risa Brainin and Victoria Bussert.

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include Heartbreak House (Denver Center), An Ideal Husband, Ion, Othello, The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare Theatre), Legacy of Light (world premiere, Arena Stage), Mary Stuart, Blithe Spirit, Mrs. Warren’s Profession (Center Stage), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Misalliance (Old Globe), Wars of the Roses (Alabama Shakespeare), Private Lives (Indiana Rep), Pygmalion, As You Like It (Seattle Rep), Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Angels in America (ACT), The Book Club Play (Round House), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Oregon Shakespeare) and Triumph of Love (Berkeley Rep). Lise is also a director, having worked on Hamlet (Nebraska Shakespeare), Savage in Limbo (Metro Stage) and for her teeny and exciting D.C. company Taffety Punk: Let x, Owl Moon, 5 Bootleg Shakespeares (full productions rehearsed and performed in a single day), and all-women productions of Romeo and Juliet, Measure for Measure and Julius Caesar. Check them out at taffetypunk.com. Lise trained at RADA, and prays that her schedule will allow her even a short moment in the Dog Pound.

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David Bliss in Hay Fever, Senex in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Boyet in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar, Claudius in Hamlet, Cleante in Tartuffe, Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing, Buckingham in Richard III and Topper in A Christmas Carol. Aled has been a proud and appreciative member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1984. Go Browns! Jodi Dominick* Emilia /Ensemble, The Winter’s Tale and Louison, The Imaginary Invalid Five seasons at Great Lakes Theater Jodi’s previous roles include Mollie Ralston in The Mousetrap, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, The Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods, Lady MacDuff in Macbeth, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Helena Landless in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Lady Chiltern in An Ideal Husband, Bianca in Othello, Ivana/Tailor in The Taming of the Shrew, Samson in Romeo and Juliet, Lucetta/Outlaw in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Mrs. Cratchet in A Christmas Carol. Five seasons at Idaho Shakespeare Festival include Into the Woods, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelfth Night, An Ideal Husband, Othello, Two Gentleman of Verona, The Taming of the Shrew, Cabaret, The Mousetrap, The Winter’s Tale and The Imaginary Invalid. Other credits include Diana in I Love You Because at PlayhouseSquare; Helen/ Frances/Bad Perm, The Break Up Notebook at The Beck Center for the Arts, New World Stages and Hudson Backstage Theatre; Clara, Passion at The Beck Center for the Arts; Woman 1 and 2 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at The Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare; Debtor’s Wife in A Christmas Carol, Great Lakes Theater; and Gypsy at Great Lakes Theater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Other shows include Lovelace: A Rock Opera, The Hayworth Theatre; Violet and Bye Bye Birdie, Cain Park; and Closer, Dobama Theatre. Jodi is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music and proud member of AEA.

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Tom Ford* Autolycus, The Winter’s Tale and Argan, The Imaginary Invalid Seven seasons at Great Lakes Theater Great Lakes Theater: Mr. Paravicini in The Mousetrap, The Baker in Into

the Woods, Ross in Macbeth, Pseudolous in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, the King of Navarre in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Casca in Julius Caesar, Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, Nicola in Arms and the Man and Peter Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Idaho Shakespeare Festival: The Imaginary Invalid, The Winter’s Tale, The Mousetrap, Into the Woods, Macbeth, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Gremio in The Taming of the Shrew, Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Touchstone in As You Like It, Julius Caesar, the title role in You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and Hucklebee in The Fantasticks. Boise Contemporary Theater: Truman Capote in Tru, I Am My Own Wife (co-produced with ISF). Portland Stage Company: The Snow Queen, Schott in Bach at Leipzig, Lady Enid, et al in The Mystery of Irma Vep, I Am My Own Wife, Billy in Iron Kisses, Kipps in The Woman in Black, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Max in Lend Me a Tenor, Mr. Manningham in Gaslight and Yvan in Art. Broadway: Alan Ayckbourn and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s By Jeeves at the Helen Hayes Theater. New London Barn Playhouse: Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Man in the Chair in The Drowsy Chaperone, Pseudolous in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Elwood P. Dowd in Harvey, Major General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance, Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, Sipos in She Loves Me and Max in The Producers. Other performances: Dromio of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors at Pittsburgh Public Theater, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, Once Around the City at New York Stage and Film, Rutherford and Son at the Mint Theater, Salvador Dali in Hysteria at Florida Studio Theater, Johnny in Maurice Sendak’s production of Really Rosie and Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at McCarter Theater. tomfordactor.com Ian Gould* Antigonus, The Winter’s Tale and Thomas Diafoirus, The Imaginary Invalid Three seasons at Great Lakes Theater Previously at Great Lakes Theater: both Dromio twins in The Comedy of Errors, Medvedenko in The Seagull, Bazzard in The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night. Ian performed in


Sara Hymes Mopsa/Ensemble, The Winter’s Tale Great Lakes Theater debut Roxane, Cyrano; Sarah, Major Barbara; Kate, The Cripple of Inishmaan; Verges, Much Ado About

Drew Kopas Archidamus/Ensemble, The Winter’s Tale Great Lakes Theater debut Drew’s previous roles include Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona and Gratiano in The Merchant of Venice at Virginia Shakespeare Festival; Curio in Twelfth Night at the Shakespeare Theatre Company; King Louis XIV in Las Meninas at Rep Stage; Gunner in Misalliance and Young Charlie in Da at Olney Theatre Center; Romeo in A Commedia Romeo and Juliet with Faction of Fools; Freddy/Nepommuck in Pygmalion and Frank in All My Sons at Everyman Theatre; Lakshman in The Ramayana and Melchior in On the Razzle at Constellation Theatre; Orlando in As You Like It, Valentine in Two Gentlemen of Verona and Big Brother/ Goldstein in 1984 for the National Players. Drew is a graduate of Cleveland State University. Kimbre Lancaster* Perdita, The Winter’s Tale and Angelique, The Imaginary Invalid Great Lakes Theater debut Kimbre is fresh off the boat from New York City, and is excited for her first season at GLT! Her most recent roles include Angelique in The Imaginary Invalid, Kitty Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, Daphne/Mabel (U/S) in The Pirates of Penzance and Ensemble/Amalia (U/S) in She Loves Me (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Clara in Light in the Piazza (Bainbridge

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Paul Hurley* Dion /Ensemble, The Winter’s Tale Three seasons at Great Lakes Theater Paul is thrilled to return to Great Lakes Theater, where he has appeared as Proteus in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Giles Ralston in The Mousetrap, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, and performed multiple roles in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Recently he played Neoptolemus in The Cure at Troy (American Players Theatre), Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis) and Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company). Other regional credits include work with Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Othello); Milwaukee Repertory Theater (A Christmas Carol, Anna Christie); Madison Repertory Theatre (The Laramie Project); Delaware Theatre Company (Henry V, All the Great Books (Abridged)); Utah Shakespeare Festival (Romeo and Juliet, Doctor Faustus); and seven seasons with American Players Theatre (The Circle, The Belle’s Stratagem, The Merchant of Venice, Timon of Athens, The Cherry Orchard, Hamlet and Love’s Labour’s Lost, among others). Paul holds an MFA from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program.

Nothing; Company/Masha, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine; Candy Kendall, The Cider House Rules, Parts I & II; Brakenbury/Bishop of Ely, Richard III; Sorel Bliss, Hayfever; Cherry, The Beaux’ Stratagem; Beatrice Rasponi, The Servant of Two Masters; First Fairy/Mustardseed, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Beth Loffreda, The Laramie Project; Ten Years Later, all with the Hilberry Repertory Theatre, and Ursula/Rosie, Sweet Charity with Porthouse Theatre. Other credits include Tickety Tock, Blues Clues, LIVE!; Penny, HONK!; Irina, Three Sisters; Chorus, Urinetown; Katherine, Pippin; Harper Pitt, Angels in America: Millenium Approaches. Sara holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Kent State University, an MFA in Acting from Wayne State University, and a Certificate of Advanced Theatre Training from the Moscow Art Theatre School.

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all four productions at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival as well, and had a third engagement as Sir Andrew at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Other theater credits include Copenhagen (Luna Stage), The Miser (Centerstage), Amadeus (New Harmony Theater), Rough Crossing (MetroStage), Richard III and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Pearl Theatre Company), The Devil’s Disciple (Metropolitan Playhouse) and Titus Andronicus, The Weir, Cymbeline, Benefactors and Our Country’s Good with Folding Chair Classical Theatre. Film and TV: Friar Jacomo in The Jew of Malta, Law and Order: Criminal Intent and Jeopardy! Training: MFA, The Shakespeare Theatre Company Academy for Classical Acting; BFA, NYU. Proud member of Actors’ Equity.

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Performing Arts), Viola in Twelfth Night, Aggie in Summer of ’42 and Hero in Much Ado About Nothing (Idaho Repertory Theatre). Kimbre graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Idaho and is a proud member of AEA. Special thanks to Tracy for being the prize fighter that she is, to Mom and Dad for helping me get off the farm and into the city and to Aunt Vicki and Uncle Bob for always standing behind my dreams! Juan Rivera Lebron* Clown /Ensemble, The Winter’s Tale and Cleante, The Imaginary Invalid Great Lakes Theater debut Selected credits include Florizel in The Winter’s Tale at The Guthrie Theater. Seven seasons at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Credits include Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing, Sylvio in Servant of Two Masters, Rodolfo in A View from the Bridge, Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet, Valentine in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Bicycle Pants in Lorca in a Green Dress. BFA, Carnegie Mellon University. Member of the U.S. delegation to the Unesco/ITI World Congress in Madrid, Spain, 2008. Recipient of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship funded by the William & Eva Fox Foundation and administered by Theater Communications Group. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Special thanks to C.W., A, O and B for their love and support. Bennett Palmer Mamillius /Ensemble, The Winter’s Tale Great Lakes Theater debut Previous roles include Winthrop Paroo in The Music Man at Fine Arts Association; Boy Scrooge in A Christmas Carol at Geauga Lyric Theater; Geppetto in The Adventures of Pinocchio and Geppetto, March Hare in The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, and Michael Darling in Peter Pan at Westwood Elementary School. Other shows include It’s A Wonderful Life, Geauga Lyric Theater; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Fine Arts Association; and Theater Arts Camp shows at Fine Arts Association. Bennett loves fencing, playing the trumpet, reading in bed and ... pie!

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David Anthony Smith* Leontes, The Winter’s Tale and Beralde, The Imaginary Invalid Ten seasons at Great Lakes Theater Great Lakes Theater audiences have seen him as Iago in Othello, Viscount Goring in An Ideal Husband, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Malvolio in Twelfth Night, Macduff in Macbeth, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Sergius in Arms and the Man, Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, Marc Antony in Julius Caesar and Berowne in Love’s Labour’s Lost. He has performed at the Tony-Award-winning Old Globe Theater in San Diego, South Coast Repertory, 12 seasons with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival (title role in Henry V), Laguna Playhouse, Sierra Rep, Madison Rep, the Shakespeare festivals of Utah, Colorado, Garden Grove, Nevada and The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum (where he played Hamlet for director Ellen Geer). He has played Romeo, Lucio, Bassanio, Tranio, Dromio, Mercutio and other roles ending in “o.” Television credits include Babylon 5, Knots Landing, The Trials of Rosie O’Neil, North and South – Book II, The Young and the Restless and One Life to Live. David has starred in five feature films: The Hanoi Hilton, Field of Fire, Terror in Paradise, After Romeo and Judgment Day. Forever and a day — Natalia. M. A. Taylor* Old Shepherd/Ensemble, The Winter’s Tale and Guy, The Imaginary Invalid Eleven seasons at Great Lakes Theater Mark Anthony (aka M.A.) returns for another lovely Cleveland Autumn season. He has most recently been seen as Peter, Romeo and Juliet; Grumio, The Taming of the Shrew; Charity Man/Old Joe, A Christmas Carol; Speed, The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Actor 3, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged); Gratiano, Othello; Phipps, An Ideal Husband; Flute/Fairy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Durdles, The Mystery of Edwin Drood; and Fabian, Twelfth Night. Also among his credits: Candy in Of Mice and Men (directed by Adrian Hall) for PTTP/Rep, Dracula for Boise Contemporary Theater in the title role, Launce in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Gravedigger/Player King in Hamlet for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival and Crave & Fully Committed for Tooth


& Nail Theater in Salt Lake City. Other productions include Arsenic and Old Lace, The Crucible, She Stoops to Conquer, A Streetcar Named Desire, Tooth of Crime, Translations, An Ideal Husband, All the King’s Men, The Effects of Tobacco, Swan Song, Saint Joan and The Count of Monte Cristo. He holds an MFA from the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP). He wishes to give special thanks to his supportive families, both professional and genetic and the staff at Great Lakes. May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness, come through your door.

Cody Zak Ensemble, The Winter’s Tale Two seasons at Great Lakes Theater Don, A Chorus Line at Kent State University; Link Larkin, Hairspray at the Beck Center for the Arts. His

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Ryan Vincent Mamillius /Ensemble, The Winter’s Tale Great Lakes Theater debut Ryan is thrilled to join the extra­ ordinary GLT cast as he reprises the role he first performed with the Cleveland

Jordan Whalen Gaoler/Ensemble, The Winter’s Tale Two seasons at Great Lakes Theater For Great Lakes Theater: Paris in Romeo & Juliet. Regional theater credits include Mortimer in Mary Stuart (Meadow Brook Theatre), Wally in Cider House Rules (Hilberry Repertory), Slim in Of Mice and Men (Hilberry Repertory), Archer in The Beaux’ Stratagem (Hilberry Repertory), Laertes in Hamlet (Hilberry Repertory), Joe Pitt in Angels in America (StageWest) and Kippy in Take Me Out (StageWest). Jordan holds an M.F.A. from Wayne State University and has trained at the Moscow Art Theatre School in Russia. Thank you Patrick Gouran and Tony Schmitt and all my teachers for helping me along the way. Much love to my family, friends and dogs.

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Miles Gaston Villanueva* Florizel, The Winter’s Tale and Fleurant, The Imaginary Invalid Great Lakes Theater debut Mr. Villanueva is thrilled to be spending his first season with Great Lakes Theater. He just finished his very first summer with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, where he performed in productions of Romeo and Juliet, The Imaginary Invalid and The Winter’s Tale. Before that, he performed in a very successful world premiere play, Tortilla Curtain, at San Diego Repertory Theatre in Southern California, where he originated more than a handful of characters. This California-born actor has been privileged to perform with a number of extraordinary companies up and down the West Coast, including San Jose Repertory Theatre (Legacy of Light, Sonia Flew), TheatreWorks (Sunsets and Margaritas), Shakespeare Santa Cruz (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar), Livermore Shakespeare Festival (Lend Me A Tenor) and Woodward Shakespeare Festival (Othello). Mr. Villanueva is grateful to hold a B.A. from CSU, Fresno and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association. He sends his utmost gratitude to Sara Bruner and Charlie Fee for taking a chance on him, and his deepest love to his family and Gabriela, for inspiring, supporting and loving him with every step.

Shakespeare Festival! He most recently received critical acclaim as Sacha in the Cleveland Play House/Cleveland Orchestra production of Every Good Boy Deserves Favor at the Allen Theatre and as a Spirit in Mozart’s The Magic Flute with Apollo’s Fire at Severance Hall, Kent State and Oberlin. Other credits for the sixth-grader at Brady Middle School include multiple performances of The Barber of Seville and Lucia di Lammermoor with Opera Cleveland at the State Theatre. Regional roles include Prince Edward in A Royal Mockery at Dobama; Michael Darling in Peter Pan at Mercury Summer Stock; Gavroche in Les Miserables and Theo in Pippin at the Fairmount Performing Arts Conservatory; Louis in The King & I and Chip in Beauty and the Beast at Heights Youth Theater; Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka and Kurt in The Sound of Music at Playmakers; Peter in Mame with Hudson Players; and Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol at Geauga Lyric Theater in which he earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination. Film credits include the award-winning Turning Point and A Silent Truth. Ryan is currently shooting the television pilot, The Zachary Kessler Mystery Adventures, in which he plays the title role. Enjoy the show!

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ensemble credits include Ragtime, Grease, Brigadoon, Oklahoma, Rent at Kent State University and Bye, Bye, Birdie at Porthouse Theatre. This is his second show at Great Lakes Theater, he last appeared in Romeo and Juliet in the ensemble. Other credits include Joe Hardy, Damn Yankees; Anthony Marston in Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None; the ensembles of Godspell, Annie, Children of Eden; Sonny in Grease and Windermere Hightower in The Curse of the Aching Heart. Cody is a senior at Kent State University pursuing his B.F.A. in Musical Theatre. He is also currently an Equity Membership Candidate.

Understudies J. Todd Adams*, Laurie Birmingham*, Sara M. Bruner*,  Kyle Carthens, Jodi Dominick*, Paul Hurley*, Sara Hymes, Drew Kopas, Juan Lebron Rivera*, M.A. Taylor*, Jordan Whalen, Cody Zak

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Jesse Berger Director, The Winter’s Tale Great Lakes Theater debut Jesse Berger has directed across the country at Shakespeare festivals in St. Louis (The Merry Wives of Windsor), Arizona (All’s Well That Ends Well), the Hamptons (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Utah (The Two Gentlemen of Verona) and in such theaters as The Old Globe (Othello), Denver Center (Richard III), Pittsburgh Public (Laramie Project, I Am My Own Wife, Life X 3, A Number, Circle Mirror Transformation), Barrington Stage (Absurd Person Singular, Sleuth), PlayMakers Repertory (An Iliad) and Washington Shakespeare Company (Marat/Sade—Helen Hayes Award). Jesse was raised attending plays at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He received his undergraduate training in theater from Southern Utah University/Utah Shakespearean Festival, and began his professional career as an assistant director to Garland Wright at The Guthrie Theater and Michael Kahn at The Shakespeare Theater in Washington, D.C., before moving to New York to found the Obie-Award-winning Red Bull Theater, where he is artistic director, and has directed off-Broadway productions of Pericles, The Revenger’s Tragedy, Edward the Second, Women Beware Women, The Duchess of Malfi, The Witch of Edmonton and The Maids. www. redbulltheater.com

Charles Fee Producing Artistic Director Eleven seasons at Great Lakes Theater Directing credits at GLT: Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, All’s Well That Ends Well, Hamlet, Hay Fever, The Importance of Being Earnest, Arms and the Man and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). Charles holds a unique position in the American theater as producing artistic director of three independently operated, professional theater companies: Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, Ohio (since 2002), Idaho Shakespeare Festival in Boise, Idaho (since 1991) and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival in Lake Tahoe, Nevada (since 2010). His appointments have resulted in a dynamic and groundbreaking producing model for the companies, in which 45 plays have been shared since 2002. In 2009, Charles was honored to receive recognition for his leadership by the Cleveland Arts Prize as a recipient of the Martha Joseph Award. Other awards include The Mayor’s and Governor’s awards for Excellence in the Arts, in Boise, Idaho. From 1988 to 1992, he held the position of artistic director at the Sierra Repertory Theatre in California. He has also worked with The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, the Milwaukee and Missouri repertory theaters, Actor’s Theatre of Phoenix and the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival. In addition to his work with the companies in Ohio, Idaho and Nevada, Charles is active within the community. He has served as a member of the strategic planning committee for the Morrison Center, as producer of the FUNDSY Award Gala (’96, ’98 and 2000), and as producer of the 1996 Idaho Governor’s Awards in the Arts. Charles has served on the board of the Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Downtown Rotary Club. He received his B.A. from the University of the Pacific and Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, San Diego. Along with his wife, Lidia, and 17-year-old daughter, Alexa, Charles resides in Boise, Cleveland and Lake Tahoe –– a feat that is only possible because of the incredible love and support of his family, and the generous communities he serves!


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Jason Hartley Chroeographer, The Winter’s Tale Great Lakes Theater debut Originally from Des Moines Iowa, Jason Hartley began as a gymnast and a music lover. He received formal training in Ballet and Modern dance from the North Carolina School of the Arts. In his 16 years as a professional dancer, Jason has danced leading roles with numerous companies including The Washington Ballet, Trey McIntyre Project, Ballet Met Columbus, and CityDance Ensemble. In 1995 Jason received the level 1 award from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, and in 1996 Jason received the Princess Grace Award for dance, and is the first recipient of the Chris Hellman award. Jason has over 13 years experience as a teacher and répétiteur for such companies as: Colorado Ballet, Miami City Ballet, Trey McIntyre Project, Harvard Ballet Company and Ballet Memphis. In 2002 Jason received a grant from the Kennedy Center to choreograph for the Millennium Stage. He has choreographed original works for the Washington Ballet, Dance Theater of Pennsylvania, Balance Dance Company and ARKA Ballet, and has performed his work for the Youth American Grand Prix and Dancers

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Oded Gross Co-adapter, The Imaginary Invalid Great Lakes Theater debut Co-adapter, The Imaginary Invalid and The Servant of Two Masters at OSF. Plays (book and music): The Government Inspector (adaptation of Gogol’s play for The Theatre at Boston Court), Tragedy (Piccolo Spoleto Festival); And God Said !@#? (Montreal International Fringe Theatre Festival); The Comedy of Romeo and Juliet (HBO Workspace); Why Am I Here? (Whitmore-Lindley Theatre); Frank Thomas Show (Powerhouse Theatre). Other credits: Screenwriter: American Fido, Spooky Buddies (Key Pix Productions/Disney). TV: TMZ (Warner Bros. Television); Confessions: Animal Hoarding Revisited (Animal Planet); Most Daring, Top 20 Most Shocking (TRU TV); Untold Stories of the ER (TLC and Discovery Channel); Outdoor Outtakes (OLN). Acting: Boston Legal; The Shield; The Practice; Back When We Were Grown Ups; Guinevere; V.E.N.U.S.; Rock, Paper, Scissors. Music and comedy: Performs original songs and stand-up across the country and on the web. Education: BA in Drama, Brandeis University.

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Responding to Aids galas. Recently, Mr. Hartley co-founded Boise Dance Co-op and serves as Executive Producer, Choreo­ grapher and Company Dancer. Ken Merckx Fight Choreographer, The Imaginary Invalid Eight seasons at Great Lakes Theater Previous shows include Romeo & Juliet, Othello, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Crucible, Measure for Measure, Hamlet, Julius Caesar and Tartuffe. Mr. Merckx has taught and choreographed stage combat all over the country, including as the resident fight choreographer for A Noise Within (Los Angeles), Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Ken is on the faculty of California State, Fullerton as theatrical combat instructor. Mr. Merckx received his B.A. from the University of Washington and MFA from the University of Illinois. Paul James Prendergast Original Muic & Sound Design, The Imaginary Invalid Great Lakes Theater debut Other theaters include Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory, Guthrie Theater, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, Hartford Stage, Great Lakes Theater, East West Players, Florida Stage, Geffen Playhouse, Atlantic Theater Co., Long Wharf Theatre, Cal Shakes, The Kennedy Center, Alley Theater, Honolulu Theater for Youth, Imagination Stage, Actors Gang, Cornerstone Theater Company. Dance companies include Diavolo Dance Theater, Momix, Parsons Dance Co., Ballet Florida, Demetrius Klein, Teatro du El and Xing Peds. Theme parks: Universal Studios and Knott’s Berry Farm. Casinos: Treasure Island, MGM Grand and Buffalo Bill’s. Museums: J. Paul Getty, Geffen Contemporary, Peterson Automotive Museum and the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. He has conducted school residencies on songwriting, community-based theater, vaudeville and American roots music in New York, Florida, Washington and California. Paul’s work as a singer/ songwriter has appeared in films, on recordings and in music venues nationwide.

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Ken Roht Choreographer, The Imaginary Invalid Great Lakes Theater debut Ken is from Los Angeles. Director/choreographer: Offenbach!!!, Bard Summerscape, NY; Good Soldier Schweik, Long Beach Opera; Last Resort (operetta, also wrote), REDCAT; the 99c Holiday Spectacles (seven seasons, also wrote), Bootleg Theater, LA; The Bloody Indulgent, feature film musical (also wrote). Choreographer: New York City Opera, New York’s Playwrights Horizons, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (seven seasons), Los Angeles Center Theater Group, South Coast Repertory, Reza Abdoh’s Dar a Luz company (seven years), Michael Counts’ Gale Gates; music videos for Sanrio, Jamie Cullum. Performer: Bill Viola; Paul McCarthy; Permissible Union (also wrote) for L.A. Grand Performances; Orange Star in Orange Star Dinner Show (also wrote), Spiegeltent, New York. Numerous arts grants and commissions, including Plum Foundation, Good Works, Audrey SkirballKenis and LA Cultural Affairs. Adam Wernick Composer, The Winter’s Tale Adam Wernick has been a composer, arranger and sound designer for more than 25 years. His work has been heard in many venues, including The Guthrie Theater, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Denver Center Theater Company, Manhattan Theater Club, The Public Theater, The Kennedy Center and The Royal Shakespeare Company. His commissioned concert works have been performed by The 21st Century Consort, Network for New Music, Orchestra 2001, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, American Composers Forum and others. Adam’s work has been supported by grants from The McKnight Foundation, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Independence Foundation, The Philadelphia Music Project, The Presser Foundation, The Henson Foundation and ASCAP. Tracy Young Director and Co-Adaptor, The Imaginary Invalid Two seasons at Great Lakes Theater This is Tracy’s second season with the wonderful Great Lakes Theater, and she’s thrilled to be back! Thanks to the amazing cast and production team. Directing: The Taming of the Shrew (Great Lakes Theater); The Imaginary Invalid, The Servant of Two Masters, Luis Alfaro’s Breakfast Lunch and


Christopher Acebo Scenic and Costume Designer, The Imaginary Invalid Great Lakes Theater debut Christopher, both a scenic and costume designer, currently serves as the associate artistic director at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. He originally designed costumes and scenery for The Imaginary Invalid at OSF in 2011. For OSF’s 2012 season, Christopher is scenic designer on The Seagull, The Very Merry Wives of Windsor, Iowa and All the Way. Over six seasons at OSF, Christopher has designed scenery for The Language Archive, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Hamlet, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Throne of Blood, Equivocation, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, All’s Well that Ends Well, The Clay Cart, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, Romeo and Juliet, Two Gentlemen of Verona and costumed Othello. Other credits include The Clean House (Yale Repertory Theatre); Zorro

David M. Barber Scenic Designer, The Winter’s Tale Great Lakes Theater debut ISF debut this summer. New York off-Broadway: The Orphans’ Home Cycle (Signature Theater Co.), TOKIO Confidential (Atlantic Stage 2), A Simple Heart (Classic Stage Co.), Women Beware Women (Red Bull Theatre Co.). Off-off-Broadway: Gabrielle Lansner Dance Co., Chashama, HERE, the Ice Factory Festival, Rattlestick Theatre, Present Tense Theatre, Chekhov NOW Festival, Tinderbox Theatre Group, Actors’ Studio, etc. Regional: Baltimore Center Stage, Hartford Stage, Denver Center, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland Public Theater, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Two River Theater Co., Barrington Stage Co., Dorset Theatre Festival, others. Television: The TODAY Show, Football Night In America, E! Network News, the Daily 10 (Art Director), Woodstock ’99 (production designer). Film: Also Lies, The Good Wife (production designer). Other: Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus 134th Blue Tour (Art Director). Awards: Drama Desk, American Theatre Wing Henry Hewes Award, Connecticut Critics Circle Award, Denver Ovation Award, Denver Critics Circle Award. Represented US at the Prague Quadrennial ’99. Member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. www. davidmbarber.com Rick Martin Lighting Designer, The Winter’s Tale and The Imaginary Invalid Ten seasons at Great Lakes Theater Many productions with GLT and ISF. Other theater: US premiere of Kurt Weil’s Marie Galante (Opéra Français de NY), Hekabe, The Illiad and The Rage of Achilles with Music-Theatre Group

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in Hell (Berkeley Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse); Cloudlands, My Wandering Boy, The Beard of Avon, Hold Please (South Coast Repertory Theatre); Waiting for Godot, Living Out, Chavez Ravine, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (Mark Taper Forum); Electricidad (Goodman Theatre); also, Lincoln Center Theater, Guthrie Theater, Denver Center Theatre Company, Center Theatre Group, Kennedy Center, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Pasadena Playhouse and The Children’s Theatre Company, among others.

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Dinner (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Medea/ Macbeth/Cinderella (Yale Repertory Theatre and OSF, co-directed with Bill Rauch); The Winter’s Tale (Ten Thousand Things); Michael Schlitt’s Jesus Ride (The Marsh, San Francisco); Alison Tatlock’s Jolly Good Fellow (Chalk Repertory Theatre); The Estrogen Map (The Improv, LA); Your New Best Friends, An Anti-Clown Show (Onyx Theatre); Shishir Kurup’s Merchant on Venice (Taper Too workshop); Yehuda Hyman’s Center of the Star (Greenway Court); Laural Meade’s The Wide Open Ocean Ate Aimee Semple Whole (Los Angeles Theatre Center); Liberty! (Inside the Ford); and Hysteria, Euphoria, DreamPlay (The Actors’ Gang). Other credits: Resident Director, The Actors’ Gang, 1992-2001; Associate Artist, Cornerstone Theater Company, 1996-2002; Assistant Director, The Clean House (Lincoln Center Theater). Playwriting: DreamPlay, Euphoria, Hysteria (Actors’ Gang Theater); Adapting: The Imaginary Invalid, The Servant of Two Masters (with Oded Gross); Medea/ Macbeth/Cinderella (with Bill Rauch); and Four Roses (based on the plays of Tennessee Williams). Awards: Connecticut Critics Circle, Ovation, LA Weekly and Backstage West Garland awards for direction; finalist for the Alan Schneider Directing Award, CTG Robert Sherwood Directing Award and the P.E.N. West Playwriting Award. Proud member of SDC.

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(New York and Santa Fe) and The Bitter Tears of Petra van Kant (Henry Miller Theatre, New York). Opera: Le Diable dans le beffroi, La Chute de la Maison Usher (Opéra national de Paris – scenery and lighting), Castor et Pollux, Pelléas et Méllisande and To Be Sung (Opéra Français de NY) and Roméo et Juliette (Spoleto Festival USA). Concerts: Le martyre de Saint Sébastien (Cité de la Musique, Paris and Arsenal, Metz), Orchestre national de Lyon and the Orchestre de ChampsÉlysées (Lyon, Poitiers, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, São Paulo). Coming up: Harawi (Opéra Comique, Paris - scenery and lighting) and Dialogues des Carmélites (Opéra de Toulon) Member: United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE. Lisa Reynolds American Sign Language Coach, The Imaginary Invalid Great Lakes Theater debut Lisa Reynolds has been a performer for the past 15 years, most recently in Emily Mast’s B!RDBRA!N at the REDCAT in Los Angeles, CA. Lisa works as Project Coordinator for FuturePerfect, a new performance and technology initiative under Wayne Ashley and is also a NIC Certified ASL Interpreter for the Deaf. She has incorporated ASL in many past performances, including such plays as Love Person and Signs of Change. She recently composed an ASL score for Alison O’Daniel’s film Night Sky, which was performed at the Anthology Film Archives in New York, N.Y., and as part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time in Los Angeles, CA., and featured in Art Forum. She will go on a cross-country tour with the film this fall. With collaborator McKenna Kerrigan, she created the original multi-media installation piece, She Fell off the Face of the Earth (and then came back), which was presented in 2011 at 25 CPW Gallery in New York. She holds a MFA from Brooklyn College’s Performance and Interactive Media Arts program. In addition, Lisa holds a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts and has two years of theater training from Stella Adler Conservatory through New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She will be a HMC Artist in Residency this spring in Budapest, Hungary.

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Sara Jean Tosetti Costume Designer, The Winter’s Tale Great Lakes Theater debut Sara is originally from Paris. This is happily her fifth collaboration with Jesse Berger. Previous collaborations: The Maids (Red Bull Theater), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis), June Moon (Dorset Theatre Festival) and Arcadia (NYU). Opera: Carmen (directed by Danny Pelzig), Orpheus in the Underworld, Cendrillon (directed by Marc Astafan), Butterfly (choreographed by Danny Pelzig, directed by JinYoung Kim, South Korea). Theater: Manuscript (Daryl Roth, directed by Bob Balaban), The Exonerated (Culture Project, directed by Bob Balaban). Eight seasons at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: Richard III (directed by Terry O’Brien), Antony and Cleopatra (directed by David Muse) and The Rivals (directed by Gia Fourakis), among others. Dance: Phoenix Rising (choreographed by Dwight Rhoden with Complexions Inc, New Victory Theatre), Sediment (Johannes Wieland, Jacob’s Pillow). Film/TV: Levi’s America campaign (directed by Cary Fukunaga), The Exonerated (Court TV, directed by Bob Balaban), The Peter Cooper Story (PBS, directed by Janet Gardner). She was the associate costume designer for Anything Goes (designed by Martin Pakledinaz—Tony nomination), and an assistant costume designer for the film Jane Eyre (designed by Michael O-Connor—Oscar nomination). Sara has an MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and is a Princess Grace Award Recipient. Brandon Wolcott Sound designer, The Winter’s Tale Great Lakes Theater debut Brandon has composed music and designed sound for dance and theater at dozens of spaces around NYC and the United States. He is the resident sound designer for Collaboration Town and The Woodshed Collective. Recently: Sound design for Kiss the Air at the Park Avenue Armory with Elizabeth Streb; original music and sound design for Titus Andronicus at The Public; The Maids with Red Bull Theater Company; The Tenant, a massive theatrical installation with the Woodshed Collective; and an immersive Balm in Gilead at Industry City, directed by Brian Mertes. His music project, Smirk, has performed all over the world, including appearances at Unsound in Krakow, Mutek in Montreal and the Save Festival


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THE OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. Established in 1935, Oregon Shakespeare Festival performs as many as nine plays concurrently. Located in Ashland, Oregon, OSF has a company of 600 (including more than 100 actors), a budget of $31 million and attendance of more than 400,000. In addition, OSF provides playgoers with a wide range of activities during their visits to Ashland, including concerts, lectures and pre- and post-show discussions with the actors. OSF also has wideranging educational programs, reaching more than 100,000 students each year. The 2012 season will run from February 17 through November 4, with 790 performances of 11 plays in its three theatres — the 1,200-seat outdoor Elizabethan Theatre, the 600-seat Angus Bowmer Theatre and the flexible 270-to-360-seat New Theatre.

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Tim Kinzel* Stage Manager, Imaginary Invalid Four seasons at Great Lakes Theater Tim is ecstatic to return to his hometown and Great Lakes Theater. Stage manager credits for Great Lakes Theater include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, An Ideal Husband, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Taming of the Shrew and Romeo and Juliet. Assistant stage manager credits for Great Lakes Theater include The Mystery of Edwin Drood and A Christmas Carol. Tim has multiple Stage Management credits from the following companies: Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizon, Cherry Lane Theater NYC and Houston’s Stages Repertory Theatre. He also holds multiple production assistant and intern credits with Alley Theater, Houston Grand Opera and Stages Repertory Theater. Tim cannot ask for a better family and group of friends. Thank you for making every day worth living. Go Browns, this could be the year!

for Measure, The Crucible, Into the Woods, The Comedy of Errors, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Bat Boy: The Musical, Othello, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Cabaret and The Mousetrap. Other credits include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, eight seasons with Idaho Shakespeare Festival, six seasons with the Cleveland Play House and three seasons with Cain Park. Corrie is an alumna of Baldwin-Wallace College, where she teaches stage management. Thanks to her family for their constant support.

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Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director Bob Taylor, Executive Director 2012–13 ARTISTIC COMPANY The Winter’s Tale, The Imaginary Invalid DIRECTORS Jesse Berger, Ken Roht, Tracy Young DESIGNERS Christopher Acebo, David M. Barber, Jason Hartley, Rick Martin, Ken Merckx, Paul James Prendergast, Sara Jean Tosetti, Adam Wernick, Brandon Wolcott ACTORS J. Todd Adams*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Laurie Birmingham*, Lise Bruneau*, Sara M. Bruner*, Kyle Carthens, Aled Davies*, Jodi Dominick*, Tom Ford*, Ian Gould*, Paul Hurley*, Sara Hymes, Drew Kopas, Kimbre Lancaster*, Juan Rivera Lebron*, Bennett Palmer, David Anthony Smith*, M.A. Taylor*, Miles Gaston Villanueva*, Ryan Vincent, Jordan Whalen, Cody Zak MANAGEMENT TEAM Artistic Associate.............................................................. Sara Bruner Production Manager......................................Christopher D. Flinchum Director of Education........................................................Daniel Hahn Marketing & Public Relations Director ...................Todd S. Krispinsky Development Director....................................................Holly Tomasch EDUCATION Education Associate............................................Kelly Schaffer Florian Associate Residency Supervisor.................................... David Hansen Supervisor, School Residency Program............................Lisa Ortenzi Actor-Teachers School Residency Program............. Katelyn Cornelius, Melissa Crum, Andrew Gombas, Khaki Hermann, Tim Keo, Debbie Keppler, Eric Perusek, Brett Radke

PRODUCTION Stage Managers................................. Tim Kinzel*, Corrie E. Purdum* Production Associate....................................................Alisha Glasser Production Assistant.............................................. Kristen Boehnline Production Assistant Intern............................................ Juliana Merk Technical Director............................................................ Mark Cytron Assistant Technical Director.................................William J. Amato III Scene Shop Foreman............................................William Langenhop Lead Carpenter............................................................... Lindsay Loar Carpenter..................................................................Richard Haberlen Properties Master............................................................ Terry Martin Master Electrician......................................................... Tammy Taylor Charge Scenic Artist.......................................................... Angi Grow Sound Consultant.................................................. Richard Ingraham Costume Shop Manager....................................... Esther M. Haberlen Assistant Shop Manager......................................................Leah Loar Wardrobe Supervisor...........................................................Anji Dunn Wardrobe Crew............................... Grace Cochran, Stephanie Fisher, Lauren Hamilton, Follow Spot Operators......................Gregory S. Falcione, Gary Zsigrai Run Crew........................................................................Fritz Lombardi Hanna Theatre Crew...................................Thomas Boddy, Chris Guy, Shaun Milligan, Robert Prah *Members of Actors’ Equity Association Special Thanks: Arrow Video Great Lakes Theater is a member of the League of Resident Theaters (LORT) and operates under agreements with LORT, Actors’ Equity Association, American Federation of Musicians, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, and the United Scenic Artists, which are unions representing professional actors, stage managers, musicians, stagehands, directors, choreographers, and designers, respectively, in the United States.

ADMINISTRATION Audience Engagement Manager................................... Chris Fornadel Finance Associate ........................................................Tamara Nelson Development Associate..............................Kathy Schwartfigure-Yopp Trinity High School Interns........…..Jacqueline Brown, Hannah Maier, Emily Spies Office Volunteers........Janice Campbell, Barb Cercone, Janet Glaeser

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playhousesquare HANNA THEATRE Trivia Since its opening in 1921, the Hanna Theatre has been the site of two world premieres: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Me and Juliette in 1953 and, in 1974, Odyssey by Michel Legrand starring Yul Brynner. Another first occurred in 1937, when Gilbert and Sullivan’s first Cleveland-staged opera was performed at the Hanna by the D’Oyly Carte Company from London.

theaters the desired Euclid Avenue marquee frontage.

Say Goodnight, Gracie

The bar in Kennedy’s (the lower level cabaret space accessed by way of the Ohio Theatre lobby), might be familiar to Cleveland oldtimers. The former home of the bar was the Elegant Hog Saloon when the tavern was located on Buckeye Road.

Legendary comedy duo George Burns and Gracie Allen were married in Cleveland January 7, 1926 during their Palace Theatre booking. A brief, early-morning ceremony was performed by a Justice of the Peace, after which the newlyweds checked into the Statler Hotel. George’s older brother and his family (who lived in Akron) came up to Cleveland that afternoon to celebrate with the couple before George and Gracie returned to their room to honeymoon. At 2 a.m. the phone rang. It was fellow comedian Jack Benny calling from Omaha. Immediately recognizing Jack’s voice, George cut him off saying, Send up two orders of ham and eggs, then hung up. Ten minutes later the phone rang. It was Benny again. This time George interrupted his friend with, You forgot the ketchup! and hung up on Benny a second time. Half an hour later came a knock at the door. It was a waiter with two orders of ham and eggs. Trying to keep a straight face the waiter announced, Compliments of Mr. Jack Benny from Omaha! As George liked to tell it, the newlyweds ate their Benny breakfast at 2:30 a.m., and, when they were done, Gracie said, George, this was the high point of the night!

World’s Longest Lobby Explained

The STATE THEATRE Murals

In 1920 as the Loew’s chain anticipated building in the area that would come to be known as PlayhouseSquare, it was discovered there wasn’t sufficient room to build two theaters side by side in the available space. Since it was important that the proposed theater marquees be located on Euclid Avenue, an architectural plan was devised. Even though the State Theatre would be completed and open 21 months before the Palace, it was decided to build the State behind the Palace Theatre. This led to the construction of the State’s 320-foot-long lobby, reported to be the longest theater lobby in the world. The Ohio Theatre would then be built on the other side of the State, giving all three

The four murals on the walls of the State Theatre lobby were painted by American Modernist James Daugherty (1890-1974), whose work hangs in the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum and the Smithsonian. One of the murals, The Spirit of Cinema, was featured on the cover of Life magazine on February 20, 1970. It was that national attention that became the convincing argument to save the venue from the wrecking ball. Destruction of the State would also have meant the loss of the original historic Daugherty murals, since they are painted directly on the walls. Today they are the only Daugherty works which remain at the original site where they were painted.

What Would It Cost to Build Them Today? Even though the Palace is not the largest of the PlayhouseSquare venues, it was the most costly to build ($3.5 million) by the time it premiered on Nov. 6, 1922. The largest theater, the State, (opened Feb. 5, 1921) was built at a cost of $2 million; the Ohio (Feb. 14, 1921) also cost $2 million, and the Allen’s costs totaled $1.9 million when it opened April 1, 1921. (Exact building costs for the Hanna Theatre — which opened March 28, 1921 — have yet to be uncovered.)

Kennedy’s Cabaret Trivia

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Performers Help Restore PlayhouseSquare

STATE THEATRE Trivia Above the fireplace at the rear of the State

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During her 1996 run of Kiss of the Spider Woman, legendary Broadway star Chita Rivera was given a guided tour of PlayhouseSquare. As she followed her tour guide into the State auditorium, an excited Chita pointed to the mezzanine railing and proudly exclaimed, I helped paint that! Indeed, she had. In 1984, Chita had last played PlayhouseSquare when much restoration remained, and during her free time willingly added her brush strokes to the history of the State. Likewise, Mary Travers of Peter, Paul & Mary fame also performed at the State Theatre several times during its early restoration. She became so enthusiastic over the restoration process that she would climb the scaffolding and help paint the ceiling. Like Chita, on a return visit, Mary pointed out the ceiling area that she had helped paint (just-above-and-to-the-left of the Men’s Room doorway on the mezzanine).

Theatre auditorium, an original mural hangs despite its near-tragic loss. Removed from the wall in the early 1970s prior to the scheduled demolition of the venue, the mural eventually turned up in the basement of a piano store and was repurchased by PlayhouseSquare for $200. The recovered mural was badly torn, having originally been painted on burlap then glued to the wall. The challenge of restoring the artwork fell to the Theater District’s Bonfoey Company. Artisans sanded the glue from the burlap and attached the cleaned mural to canvas via beeswax. The next step was to clean and restore the work where needed. A stretcher for the canvas had to be custom-made. To eliminate tears and wrinkles, the stretcher was designed to expand and contract with the theater’s climactic changes and held together with springs (no nails or screws). It took Bonfoey employees 18 months to restore the painting at a cost of $8,500. Although the creator of this mural is unknown, it is suspected to be Italian artist Sampitrotti, who had painted three murals for the original Ohio Theatre lobby. (Those murals were later destroyed in the Ohio’s 1964 lobby fire.)

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Guest Assistance

Camera Policy

For questions or service that may provide a quality, entertaining experience, please see the House Manager on duty. A RedCoat usher can direct you to their office location.

Cameras, including cameras on cell phones and other personal handheld devices, audio/video tape recorders and flash photography are strictly prohibited.

Guest Feedback

Emergency Phone Number

Your feedback is important. For matters that are not immediate or for additional questions you may have, please access our online comment form at playhousesquare.org/feedback.

In emergency situations, family members or babysitters may call 216-771-5537 (evening hours) or 216-771-4444 (day time hours) should they need to get a message to a guest in our theaters.

Beware of Ticket Scalpers

Cell Phones

Buy your tickets only from the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office, at playhousesquare.org, by phone at 216-241-6000 or your licensed group/travel leader. (We cannot guarantee validity or admittance for tickets purchased elsewhere, nor can we issue replacement tickets if they are lost or stolen). Help us keep ticket prices affordable and fair for everyone.

The experience of a live performance can be ruined by the interruption of ringtones, vibrating phones or conversation. The magic of a darkened theater can be disrupted by the light of someone text messaging as well. Please be considerate to others and remember to turn off your cell phone for the duration of the show.

Service for Our Guests with Special Needs

PlayhouseSquare gratefully acknowledges the people of Cuyahoga County for their historical support to theater restoration, upkeep and programming, as well as through their ongoing contributions through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

Large type programs and wireless headsets are available in the House Manager’s office.


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Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre

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The 13th Annual PlayhouseSquare District Block Party & Tour Dance Showcase

Ladies Night Out Part II

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Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

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Lombardi Tony, Toni, Tone and Dru Hill

Lombardi Gordon Lightfoot

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Anything Goes Lombardi The Imaginary Invalid Trendzz In Love with Tyrone

Anything Goes Lombardi The Imaginary Invalid In Love with Tyrone Stuart Davis

Anything Goes The Winter’s Tale Adam Carolla & Dennis Prager Bus Stop

Anything Goes The Winter’s Tale The Screwtape Letters Bus Stop Cleveland Jazz Orchestra

Anything Goes The Imaginary Invalid The Screwtape Letters The Fresh Beat Band Bus Stop

The Imaginary Invalid Dixie’s Tupperware Party Bus Stop

The Imaginary Invalid Dixie’s Tupperware Party Bus Stop

The Winter’s Tale Dixie’s Tupperware Party Duffy Liturgical Dance Bus Stop

The Imaginary Invalid Dixie’s Tupperware Party The Misanthrope Capitol Steps

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The Winter’s Tale The Imaginary Invalid Dixie’s Tupperware Party The Misanthrope Am. Music Masters Cle. Jazz Revolution

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Anything Goes Tracy Kidder

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The Imaginary Invalid Dixie’s Tupperware Party The Misanthrope Meat Loaf

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Fall Rep Playbill (Winter & Invalid) - Great Lakes Theater (2012)