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GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE

2017 – 2018


Board of Trustees Chairman: James N. Heston* President: Penelope Lattimer, Ph.D.* First Vice President: Lucy Hughes* Treasurer: David Fasanella* Secretary: Sharon Karmazin* Ronald Bleich Kenneth M. Fisher William R. Hagaman, Jr. Norman Politziner Kelly Ryman* David Saint* W. Burton “Tripp” Salisbury

Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui, Ph.D. Frances C. Stromsland, Ed.D. Jocelyn Schwartzman Janice Stolar Lora Tremayne Stephen M. Vajtay Alan W. Voorhees

*Denotes Members of the Executive Committee

Trustees Emeritus Robert L. Bramson Al D’Augusta

Cody P. Eckert Peter Goldberg George Wolansky, Jr.

Clarence E. Lockett Anthony L. Marchetta

Honorary Board of Trustees Thomas H. Kean

Eric Krebs

Honorary Memoriam Maurice Aaron∆ Dr. Edward Bloustein∆ Dora Center∆∆ Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.∆ Milton Goldman∆ John Hila

Arthur Laurents∆ Richard Sellars∆ Barbara Voorhees∆∆ Edward K. Zuckerman∆ Adelaide M. Zagoren ∆∆ – Denotes Trustee Emeritus ∆ – Denotes Honorary Trustee


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From the Artistic Director We were all so astonished by Christopher Demos-Brown’s remarkable American Son here last season. NJArts called it “the single best production” of the year in New Jersey. The play will be opening on Broadway this November. So when Chris told me he had written another play of a planned “American” trilogy, I was thrilled to be able to present this second play, American Hero, at our new temporary home. David Saint Artistic Director

Once again, he examines another social injustice: the nature of heroism and how our veterans are treated and perceived by our country to which they return. The subjects, like in his American Son, are treated with depth, complexity and compassion. In addition, he possesses a fantastic sense of dramatic propulsion in his work which allows for a truly theatrical experience. The American Theatre Critics Association has already awarded the play with a Citation of Merit. We are proud to welcome back John Bolger from American Son, Armand Schultz, another GSP alumnus, and two sensational newcomers to our stage: Laiona Michelle and Kally Duling. Together with a great design team they have created a gripping and powerful new work on our stage, one which will surely remain with you for a long time. This kind of new play is what we all aspire to nourish here at GSP.

David Saint Artistic Director


Productions sponsored by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation (from top-left clockwise): Bryan Cranston as Lyndon Baines Johnson in All The Way; Santino Fontana and Tony Shalhoub in a scene from Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Act One; Primary Stage production of Bronx Bombers; and Peter Gallagher, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Karl, Michael McGrath and Mark Linn-Baker in On the Twentieth Century.

THE BLANCHE & IRVING LAURIE F O U N D AT I O N


GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE David Saint, Artistic Director Kelly Ryman, Managing Director Presents

American Hero By Christopher Demos-Brown Directed by David Saint Set Design by Jason Simms Costume Design by David Murin Lighting Design by Christopher J. Bailey Sound Design by Scott Killian Fight Direction by Rick Sordelet Production Manager Christopher J. Bailey Production Stage Manager Nicole Kuker* Casting by McCorkle Casting, Ltd.

January 30 – February 25, 2018 American Hero is sponsored by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and by Philip Kirstein and Melinda Raso Kirstein This production has been supported by The Arthur Laurents Fund for New Work American Hero is produced by special arrangement with Mark Orsini, Bret Adams LTD, 448 West 44th St., New York, NY 10036 • www.bretadamsltd.net World Premiere produced by Zoetic Stage, Miami, FL

In accordance with Actors’ Equity Association regulations, we remind you that all electronic devices, including pagers, cellular phones and watches must be turned off during the performance.

Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund. George Street Playhouse is a constituent of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and a member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. The theatre operates under an agreement between LORT and Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States, and is a member of the New Brunswick Cultural Center.


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CAST in order of appearance

Rob Captain and Others Mary Shawn

Armand Schultz* John Bolger* Laiona Michelle* Kally Duling* *- denotes member of Actors’ Equity Association.

American Hero is performed without an intermission.

The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

The director is a member of The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Inc., an independent national labor union.

The stage technicians of George Street Playhouse are proud members of IATSE Local 21.

The Scenic, Costume, Lighting and Sound Designers in LORT theatres are represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA-829, IATSE. The George Street Playhouse playbill is published five times a year by George Street Playhouse, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation. Please send advertising inquiries to George Street Playhouse, P. O. Box 194, New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0194, attn: Playbill Advertising.


COMPANY bios. John Bolger (Captain and others) returns to George Street Playhouse for a sixth time, having previously appeared here in American Son, Outside Mullingar; Good People; Twelve Angry Men and Lips Together, Teeth Apart. National Tours: South Pacific and Dirty Dancing; Regional: Five Presidents at Bay Street, cover for That Face at MTC; staged concert of Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream with The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Richard III at Hartford Stage; The Real Thing and Antony and Cleopatra at The Old Globe; Light Up The Sky at The Roundabout; The Lady From Maxim’s at The Huntington; Safe Sex at La Mama; Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, The Sea Plays and Ages of Man, with The Willow Cabin Theatre Co. TV: Taken, Bull, Homeland, The Blacklist, Orange is the New Black, The Black Donnelly’s, Sex and the City, Law & Order, NYPD Blue, General Hospital, One Life to Live and Another World. Film: Patriots Day, The Only Living Boy in New York, Just Looking, Parting Glances and Black and White. Kally Duling (Shawn) is thrilled to be making her George Street debut! Broadway and National Tour: Fun Home. Regional: Into the Woods (TUTS), The Tall Girls (Alliance Theatre), Next to Normal (Baltimore Center Stage), Fifth of July (Williamstown Theatre Festival/Bay Street), Bus Stop (Fulton Theatre), Little Women (John

Engeman Theatre). TV: The Good Wife, One Bad Choice, etc. Voiceovers: Nickelodeon, Scholastic, Fisher-Price, etc. Huge thanks to Dave Brenner, Wolf Talent, Pat McCorkle, and David Saint. Love to my family, especially B and Ellie Mae! @kallyduling Laiona Michelle (Mary) Broadway: Nanna in Amazing Grace, the First National Tour of The Book of Mormon. Laiona has performed both regionally and internationally, most recently playing Mrs. Shears in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. Her TV/film credits include: Crashing, Sneaky Pete, The Blacklist, Law & Order: CI and SVU, All My Children and Lift. Awards include: recipient, NAACP for Constant Star; nominated, Helen Hayes 2005 Best Lead Actress in Yellowman at Arena Stage. M.F.A., Brandeis University. Love and respect to all those who served our country with dignity. Armand Schultz (Rob) At George Street: The Spitfire Grill, Jolson Sings Again. Broadway: Frost/ Nixon, The Herbal Bed, A View From the Bridge, The Secret Rapture. First National Tour: Billy Elliot, Chicago/ Toronto Companies. Off-Broadway: Our Town, The House In Town, Stuff Happens, King Lear, The Spitfire Grill, Sight Unseen, Cyrano de Bergerac. Regional: The Guthrie Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ogunquit Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse, Baltimore


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COMPANY bios. Center Stage, among others. Film: Crown Heights, SALT, Burn After Reading, The Happening, Vanilla Sky. Recent Television: Mr. Robot, Madam Secretary, The Blacklist, Chicago Fire, The Normal Heart. Upcoming: Big Dogs. Mr. Schultz is member of The Actors Center and a lifetime member of The Actors Studio. Christopher Demos-Brown (Playwright) This is Chris’s second show at George Street Playhouse. His play, American Son, produced here last season, will open on Broadway this fall. Chris has received multiple honors for his work including the Laurents/Hatcher Award, a Steinberg Award Citation from the American Theatre Critics’ Association, two Carbonell Awards, and the inaugural Berkshire Theatre Award for Outstanding New Work. Chris is a Dartmouth College alumnus and holds graduate degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the University of Geneva. He and his wife, Stephanie, are co-founders of Zoetic Stage, an award-winning theatre-in-residence at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida. David Saint (Director/Artistic Director) is in his 21st season as Artistic Director of George Street Playhouse. American Hero marks his 39th mainstage production at GSP, having most recently helmed the first two shows of the Playhouse’s 201718 season, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and An Act of God starring the legendary Kathleen Turner. His time here has been marked by collaborations with such artists as Keith Carradine, Tyne Daly, Rachel Dratch, Sandy Duncan, Boyd Gaines, A.R. Gurney, Uta Hagen,

Jack Klugman, Dan Lauria, Kathleen Marshall, Elaine May, Anne Meara, David Hyde Pierce, Chita Rivera, Paul Rudd, Stephen Sondheim, Marlo Thomas, Eli Wallach and many others, including a remarkable partnership with Arthur Laurents. In addition, many new award-winning works have begun their life here during his tenure, such as The Toxic Avenger, Proof, The Spitfire Grill, Joe DiPietro’s Clever Little Lies and It Shoulda Been You. He has directed Clever Little Lies at Guild Hall in East Hampton, N.Y., and off-Broadway at Westside Theatre, as well as the National Tour of West Side Story. In July 2016, he directed a two-night concert performance of West Side Story at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. He also has directed on Broadway, off-Broadway and regionally at Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Primary Stages, McCarter, Williamstown, Seattle Rep, Pasadena Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public, Long Wharf and many others on premieres by writers such as Aaron Sorkin, Wendy Wasserstein, Peter Parnell, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Joe Di Pietro and Jonathan Larson. He is the recipient of the Alan Schneider Award, Helen Hayes Award, L.A. Drama Critics Award, several Drama-Logue Awards and is the President of The Laurents/ Hatcher Foundation. Jason Simms (Set Designer) Productions at GSP include: American Son, Sex With Strangers, Venus in Fur and The Whipping Man. Other Regional Theaters include: Philadelphia Theatre Co., Bristol Riverside Theatre (Bristol, PA), People’s Light and Theatre,


COMPANY bios. (Malvern, PA) Denver Center Theatre Co., TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley, Chautauqua Theatre Co. (Chautauqua, NY), Berkshire Theatre Group, The Old Globe (San Diego), Two River Theatre Co. (Red Bank, NJ), Pioneer Theatre Co. (Salt Lake City), and many others. New York venues include: The Public, The Cherry Lane, 2nd Stage Uptown, The Pearl Theatre Co., Ensemble Studio Theatre, Soho Playhouse, The New Ohio, and more. MFA: NYU, BFA: Cornish College of the Arts. David Murin (Costume Designer) American Hero marks Mr. Murin’s 21st production at George Street Playhouse, having also designed costumes for last season’s American Son by Christopher Demos-Brown. Previously at GSP: My Name is Asher Lev; Outside Mullingar; Good People; The Nutcracker and I; Ken Ludwig’s The Fox on the Fairway; Sylvia; Doubt; The Things You Least Expect; Gunmetal Blues; Celadine; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; Agnes of God; Wilderness of Mirrors; Proof; The Sisters Rosensweig; Human Events; Darlene and The Guest Lecturer; and Down the Garden Paths. Broadway credits include Steel Magnolias, Ned and Jack, Devour the Snow, Mixed Emotions, Blues in the Night and Gorey Stories. Off-Broadway: Crimes of the Heart, directed by Kathleen Turner, and the recent revival of The Foreigner with Matthew Broderick, The Fourth Wall, The Middle Ages, Lady House Blues, The Common Pursuit, Translations, The Baby Dance, Jane Avril, Down the Garden Paths. Regional: The Alley Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Seattle Repertory, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Pacific Northwest Ballet,

Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival and Long Wharf Theatre. Mr. Murin has designed made-fortelevision movies and received an Emmy for ABC’s Ryan’s Hope. Mr. Murin is in his 28th year serving on the design faculty of Rutgers University. Recently, Mr. Murin had the pleasure of designing the 137th edition of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Christopher J. Bailey (Lighting Designer/ Production Manager) This season marks Mr. Bailey’s 20th at George Street Playhouse and 14th as its Production Manager, having previously served the Playhouse as Technical Coordinator and Sound and Lighting Manager. He was recently Lighting Designer for GSP’s productions of Bad Jews, Daddy Long Legs, My Name is Asher Lev, Sex With Strangers, Nureyev’s Eyes and Clever Little Lies, which moved to the Guild Hall Theatre in East Hampton and then offBroadway to the Westside Theatre. He was Sound Designer for GSP’s American Son and off-Broadway productions of The Fourth Wall at Primary Stages and Down the Garden Paths at the Minetta Lane Theatre. His work includes 6 scenic designs and 9 sound designs for GSP’s Educational Touring productions and 25 lighting designs and 40 sound designs for GSP’s mainstage productions. He has also designed for: French Institute Alliance Française, The Pearl Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, Premiere Stages, The Bickford Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, Strand Theatre, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, Two River Theater Company, Ashlawn Highland Opera Festival, LKB Dance, Randy James Dance, The Rand Theater, The Irish Repertory


COMPANY bios. Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Jacob’s Pillow, and more. Scott Killian (Sound Designer) American Hero marks Scott’s 19th production at George Street, where some of his favorite productions include Outside Mullingar, Good People, Clever Little Lies, My Name is Asher Lev, and The Seafarer. OffBroadway: Sarah, Sarah; Five by Tenn; A Picasso (Lortel Award nomination), The Other Side (Manhattan Theatre Club); Volpone; The Duchess of Malfi; Edward the Second; Women Beware Women (Red Bull Theater); Side Effects (MCC); Steve and Idi; Miss Julie (Rattlestick Theater). Regional: Resident Composer/Sound Designer, Berkshire Theatre Festival (35-plus productions); Westport Country Playhouse; American Conservatory Theatre; Seattle Repertory Theatre; Cleveland Playhouse; Cincinnati Playhouse; Shakespeare Theatre, DC; Shakespeare & Company; Theatre Calgary and Vancouver Playhouse. Music for dance includes Zvi Gotheiner (ZviDance), Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance, Shapiro and Smith Dance, Alvin Ailey, Nikolais Louis Dance, and The Jose Limon Company. Rick Sordelet (Fight Director) Rick and his son, Christian KellySordelet, are the creators of Sordelet Inc., an exciting new stage combat company bringing over 30 years of action movement experience to the entertainment community. 72 Broadway productions including

Beauty and the Beast, Lion King and Indecent. 52 first-class productions worldwide, including: Ben Hur Live in Rome and European Tour, dozens of opera productions, Cyrano and Don Carlos at the MET, The Royal Opera House and La Scalla. Cold Mountain, Don Giovanni, Romeo and Juliet and La Funciulla del West for Santa Fe Opera. The films The Game Plan, Dan in Real Life, Brave New Jersey. Stunt Coordinators for the new hit comedy series Kevin Can Wait on CBS, 12 years as Stunt Coordinators for Guiding Light. Instructors at Yale School of Drama CUNY Harlem, HB Studio. Winners of the Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence from the Lucille Lortel offBroadway League, Jeff Award for Best Fight Direction for Romeo and Juliet at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Author of the play Buried Treasure. www.sordeletink.com Nicole Kuker (Production Stage Manager) Off-Broadway: 39 Steps (Union Square Theatre), School for Scandal, Dead Dog Park, The Anthem, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, Drop Dead Perfect. Other NYC: Flying Over Sunset, The King Stag, The Firebird, Women & Children. Regional: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Good People; Outside Mullingar; Rich Girl; One Slight Hitch; The 39 Steps; Red (George Street Playhouse); The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Other Josh Cohen, Oliver!, Annie, The Producers, Mary Poppins, Elf (Paper Mill Playhouse); Clue: On Stage, Steel Magnolias, Cake Off, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play (Bucks County Playhouse). Proud AEA & IATSE member.


COMPANY bios. McCorkle Casting, Ltd. (Casting) Pat McCorkle (C.S.A.), Katja Zarolinski (CSA) have been the proud casting director of George Street Playhouse for over 20 years. Broadway: Over 50 productions; Amazing Grace, On The Town, End of the Rainbow, The Lieutenant Of Inishmore, The Glass Menagerie, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus, She Loves Me, Blood Brothers, A Few Good Men. Off Broadway: Over 60 original productions; Clever Little Lies, Becoming Dr. Ruth, Tribes, Our Town, Falling, Toxic Avenger, Freud’s Last Session, Almost Maine, Killer Joe, Driving Miss Daisy. Feature film: Senior Moment, Year by the Sea, Child of Grace, My Man is a Loser, Ghost Town, Secret Window, Tony and Tina’s Wedding, The Thomas Crown Affair, The 13th Warrior, Madeline, Die Hard with a Vengeance, School Ties, etc.,Television: Twisted (ABC Family) humans for Sesame Street, Californication (Emmy nomination), Hack (CBS), The Education of Max Bickford (CBS), Chappelle’s Show, Strangers with Candy, Barbershop (Comedy Central) and series’ for Showtime, HBO, TMC. Kelly Ryman (Managing Director) is now in her 18th season at George Street Playhouse. As Director of Marketing and Public Relations from 2000 to 2013, Kelly spearheaded promotional efforts resulting in the top 10-highest grossing productions in the Playhouse’s history, including the hit musical It Shoulda Been You, which ran on Broadway in early 2015. Off-Broadway, Kelly was a member of the marketing team for The Toxic Avenger, which premiered at GSP and won the 2009

Outer Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Musical. She serves on the Board of Directors of New Brunswick City Market. Prior to her tenure at George Street Playhouse, Ms. Ryman worked at McCarter Theatre, and The Wilma Theatre. She is an adjunct professor of Arts and Entertainment Business at Mercer County Community College, and was recognized in 2012 by ArtPride NJ with their Jersey Arts Marketers Leadership Award. The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation (Production Sponsor) The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation was established in 1983 by New Brunswick philanthropist Irving Laurie. The Foundation supports a variety of projects across broad issue areas. The 2017/2018 program of cultural support currently includes the 2017/2018 Drew Forum – New Jersey’s most prestigious ongoing speakers series; Lincoln Center Theatre’s revival of My Fair Lady; the public television series American Masters and the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s 55th Annual New York Film Festival. The Foundation was gratified to have been selected as the Outstanding Foundation of 2016 by the New Jersey Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. It is proud to report that the Foundation has provided approximately $80,000,000 in grants to philanthropic endeavors, addressing the Foundation’s interest in the arts, education, healthcare and social services.


3 QUESTIONS

for playwright Christopher Demos-Brown Q: Your play American Son, which we produced last season, was informed from current events. What inspired you to write American Hero? American Hero was inspired by a specific event in my life. A few years ago, I saw a Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient speak at a dinner. He had earned the medal by fighting off attacking NVA and Viet Cong soldiers and – literally – jumping on a grenade (which did not explode) to save his own platoon during the Tet Offensive. Almost unimaginable heroism. He got to talking and gradually slid into an openly racist rant about President Obama. I could see that many in the audience were horrified, but nobody walked out. There was this unspoken sense in the room that the hagiography of the Medal of Honor is such that we couldn’t budge. Once the nation had decided to deify this man, he was untouchable. The play grew out of that feeling in the room.


Q: Our Artistic Director David Saint has mentioned his appreciation that your plays have an inherent “engine” that drives the play forward and keeps the audience engaged. The characters are complex and there’s an element of surprise. How would you define your style of writing? I don’t know that I can define my own writing style. I mostly try to write what I like to see: I like characters who make choices I don’t expect. I like language that shifts registers on a dime. I like contemporary American speech heightened with poetry. I like when people with vastly different experiences and points of view are forced to confront each other. I like deeply flawed people struggling to be noble. I like people who sacrifice and fight like hell to get what they want. I like clever turns of phrase. I like stage violence. I like to laugh.

Q: The play was previously titled Fear Up Harsh, which is a military tactic that serves as a plot point in the play. But a theme of how we define and honor heroism is pervasive throughout. What was behind the original title? The first engagement an audience has with a play is usually reading the title. Often, this brief encounter determines whether one plunks down the money to see the play. So titles are incredibly important (e.g., The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I’m so there! How to Make an American Quilt. I’d rather stay home and rearrange the spice rack). Fear Up Harsh, as you note, has a specific meaning. It comes from a military field manual and refers to a “heightened” level of interrogation. I love the crisp, monosyllabic cadence of the term. And it has a sense of syntactic disruption that I find evocative. To me, even if one has never heard the phrase, it’s clearly a term of art with a specific meaning in a specific context. I like the mystery of that. Unfortunately, the very qualities that make the title dramatically effective also make it difficult to remember and a little off-putting. The title American Hero is less obscure and (as you note) more accurately reflects the play’s themes. I’m still wrestling with this one. Maybe I’ll just be like the band Chicago and start numbering my plays… call this one Demos-Brown IV.


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Education at George Street Playhouse

Touring Theatre George Street Playhouse is proud to commission and produce dynamic educational touring theatre for young audiences. Touring productions address themes such as respect, bullying, conflict resolution, and health and wellness.

Artist-in-Residence Program Recipient of a Citation of Excellence in Theater Arts Education by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, GSP’s classroom residency programs strengthen content knowledge in English language arts, math, science and social studies.


Acting Classes for All George Street Playhouse’s Theatre Academy for youth, teens and adults celebrates each student’s creative expression by providing a fun, engaging environment to explore theatre, develop self-confidence and collaborate with others. Classes are ideal for those with or without theatre experience.


A Million Thanks provides support and appreciation to our active and veteran military men and women through sending letters and granting betterment of life wishes, as well as providing higher education scholarships to their children. 9.4 MILLION LETTERS

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Thank you

to the generous friends of George Street Playhouse who donated items to our Annual Benefit Gala’s silent auction this past spring. Alchemation Alchemy Productions Group Altamarea Group Alternative Health Visions AMC American Repertory Ballet Anonymous Bachi Salon Bar Centrale Nan and Joe Benincasa Birnn Chocolates Black Oak Golf Club Bucks County Playhouse Carnegie Hall Catherine Lombardi Chez Josephine Clif Family Winery Clydz Ellen and Ted Cohen Daryl Roth Productions Delicious Heights Delta’s Derby Appliances Destination Dogs Dillinger Room Dina Karmazin Elkins Erno Laszlo Esquina Latina Foresight Theatrical Fornos of Spain The Frog and The Peach George Street Camera Scott Goldman Grounds for Sculpture Janice Haggerty Hair After Salon and Day Spa Hal Luftig Company The Heldrich

The Estate of John and Regina Heldrich Hendel Productions James Heston Carol Hila Winnie Holzman Hyatt Regency Image Design LLC Jefferies LLC Jeffrey Richards Associates Joe Allen Restaurant Joey Parnes Productions Johnny B’s Catering John’s Pizzeria of Times Square Scott Rudin Productions Suzanne and Steve Kalafer Sharon Karmazin Kean Stage Leslie and Thomas Kelso Kenneth Jay Lane La Catena Ristorante Lincoln Center Theatre Longwood Gardens Manhattan Theatre Club Mark Daniel Hospitality Mayo Performing Arts Center McCarter Theatre Center Michael Bianc Morris Museum and Bickford Theatre New Jersey Performing Arts Center New Jersey Symphony Orchestra New York Jets New York Philharmonic New York Red Bulls New York Yankees Old Bay Restaurant Old Man Rafferty’s

Panico’s Restaurant Paper Mill Playhouse Philadelphia Theater Company Plattekill Mountain Playwrights Horizons Robert’s Florals Royce Brook Country Club Rutgers University Golf Course RVCC Arts Joe Saint The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Soft Surroundings Sophie’s Bistro Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia Stage Left Restaurant State Theatre New Jersey Steakhouse 85 Stephen Taylor Portrait Storm King Art Center Stringalong Fran and Ken Stromsland Sushi Room Robin Suydam Symphony Space Thomas Sweet Ice Cream and Chocolates Today Tix Tumulty’s Pub Two River Theater Unionville Vineyards Gabriella and Steve Vajtay Venus Jewelers Alan Voorhees and Lisa Moro Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center Wheel of Fortune Jenna Wolf QVC

The 2018 Annual Benefit Gala will be held on Sunday, May 6 at The Heldrich. For further information on how you can participate please contact Caitlin Christensen at 732-846-2895 x145 or cchristensen@georgestplayhouse.org


M I L L I O N L E T T E R S C A M PA I G N The historian Andrew Carroll is embarking on a “Million Letters Campaign” to seek out and preserve at least 1,000,000 warrelated correspondences from every conflict in U.S. history, from handwritten missives penned during the American Revolution to emails sent from Iraq and Afghanistan.“

Carroll will be traveling throughout the country and speaking at libraries, historical societies, museums, veterans’ organizations, military academies, civic clubs, and similar venues to spread the word about why these letters and emails are so important and, ideally, to encourage people to contribute their war-related correspondences so that they will be preserved forever. Originals are preferred, but photocopies and scans are also gladly accepted. For more information about donating letters, scheduling a media interview, or hosting an event, please visit www.WarLetters.us.


SAVE THE DATE

Cabaret Performance celebrating Arthur Laurents’ Centennial featuring music from West Side Story, Gypsy, La Cage Aux Folles and other Broadway hits

For further information: Caitlin Christensen 732-846-2895 x145 cchristensen@georgestplayhouse.org


CONTRIBUTORS

as of January 1, 2018

George Street Playhouse gratefully acknowledges the generosity of the many individuals, corporations, foundations, organizations and government agencies whose gifts play a significant role in our mission to produce world-class theatre and to bring the power of theatre education programs to over 35,000 students each year. CORPORATIONS, FOUNDATIONS & GOVERNMENT CONTRIBUTORS EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

CONTRIBUTING PARTNER

($100,000 and Above) The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey Johnson & Johnson The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund New Jersey State Council on the Arts Novo Nordisk, Inc.

($5,000 - $9,999) Albert Garlatti Construction Inc. The Amboy Foundation Borden Perlman Salisbury & Kelly Colgate-Palmolive Company The George Link, Jr. Charitable Trust Investors Foundation McCarter & English, LLP Merrill G. and Emita E. Hastings Foundation New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO) Parker Home at Stonegate PSE&G Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital TD Bank

PRODUCERS ($50,000 - $99,999) The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation The Karma Foundation The Shubert Foundation, Inc.

CO-PRODUCERS ($20,000 - $49,999) Bank of America Bloomberg Philanthropies Bristol-Myers Squibb Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission New Jersey Council for the Humanities The Provident Bank Foundation Rutgers Community Health Foundation RWJ Barnabas Health Union Foundation

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS ($10,000 - $19,999) E. J. Grassmann Trust The Hyde and Watson Foundation PNC Foundation Rita Allen Foundation Robert Wood Johnson III Fund #2 of the Princeton Area Community Foundation Wells Fargo WithumSmith+Brown

GUARANTORS ($2,500 - $4,999) The Fred C. Rummel Foundation

PATRONS ($1,000 - $2,499) Anela Kolohe Foundation Boston Properties The Campbell Family Foundation Cushman & Wakefield EisnerAmper LLP Engel and Devlin, P.C. Flemington Car & Truck Country Fox Rothschild LLP Fund for the New Jersey Blind, Inc. Gilbane Building Company Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation Grounds for Sculpture Infineum USA, L.P. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 456 LCK Wealth Advisors Lincoln Center Theatre Markowitz, Fenelon, & Bank LLP Merrill Lynch & Co.

NJP Associates Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 9 Saint Peter’s University Hospital Auxiliary Somerset Health Care Foundation William Morris Endeavor

BACKERS ($500 - $999) Actors Equity Foundation, Inc. Franklin Mutual Insurance Glenmede Trust Company Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas, LLP I.A.T.S.E International Kelso & Bradshaw Leonard Bernstein Foundation New Brunswick Cultural Center, Inc. New Brunswick Parking Authority New Jersey Theatre Alliance RBC Wealth Management Rutgers Office of Community Affairs Schenck, Price, Smith, & King LLP Mazars USA LLP

ANGELS (Gifts Under $500) AlphaGraphics Fox Stage Productions Rutgers School of Dental Medicine Siperstein’s Fords Paint Corporation Zimmerli Art Museum

GIFTS-IN-KIND Beasely Media Group Brother Jimmy’s BBQ DI Group The Frog and The Peach The Heldrich Nassau Communications Panico’s Tumulty’s Pub Wegmans

If you notice an error here, please do not hesitate to contact the Development Office at 732-846-2895 x144 so that we may correct it for our next printing.


THANK YOU for your support INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTORS PRODUCING DIRECTORS

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS

PARTNERS

($20,000 - and Above) Joan and Robert Campbell Joann and Ken Fisher James N. Heston The Family of Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Sharon Karmazin The Honorable Thomas H. Kean, in Honor of David Saint Elizabeth and Arthur Roswell Marlene and Tony Volpe

($1,000 - $2,499) Frank Barker Regina Belowsky Walter Bradhering and Daniel Kluchinski Joan and Robert Bramson Mary and Patrick Callan Carol and Joe Ciorciari MaryLou and Alfred D’Augusta Richard DeLisi D’Maris and Joseph F. Dempsey Lillian and Michael Dipiazza Barbara and Paul Eggermann Jane Engel Suzanne Engel Lyn and David Fasanella Jennie and John Fischer Susan Forman and Richard Lehne Marc Gonzer Clara and John Grosso Mark Gruber Lorraine and Robert Henry Jean and Claude Heller Winnie Holzman and Paul Dooley Suzanne and Steve Kalafer Mindy Raso Kirstein and Phil Kirstein Charles T. Larsson Nancy L. and Arthur E. Lee Laura and Joel Leizer Laura and Dean B. Livingston Pamela and Andrew Lovasz David Lumia Daphne and Steve Mishkin Mark McMahon and Roberto Moreira Joy and Thomas McPartland Richard Patt Ann and Robert Rafano Christine Renz and Noah R. Levy Adrienne and Andrew Ross Carole and Stephen Schneider Rozann and George Shackleton Lynn and Barry Sherman Ben Sifuentes-Jáuregui Fran and Ken Stromsland Marlo Thomas Renee Troiano Margaret Velden Bob Virgadamo Caroline S. and F. Helmut Weymar Nancy and Edward Winant Michele and George Wolansky

($500 - $999) Kathleen and Tom Carral Laura Cahill and the Honorable James Cahill Carol Condon Leo Devine Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. Nancy and Richard Engle Rick Engler and Brad Caswell David A. Feigley Ellen Frede and Steven Barnett Bobbi and Barry Freedman Susan and Bryan Garruto Wilma and Arthur Gelfand Julie and Robert Goldstein Midge Golin Beth and Martin Hammer Elizabeth and James Hance Nancy and Richard Hines Ellen and George Horowitz Susan and Jeffrey Hyman Karen and Ronald Joho Joyce and William Jonat Irene and Steven Lieberman Barbara and Robert Martalus Michael Mastro Joan Barry and Richard L. McCormick Doreen Molloy and John Manfredi Maria and Abel Moreyra Marlene and Michael Nissenblatt Mary and Ted Petti Mona and Barry Portnoy Karen and Robert Predale Julie and Rob Rafano Joan Raffe Marie and Marshall Rosen Karen and Henry Ross Sue and Evan Schwartzman Rozann and George Shackleton, in Honor of Penelope Lattimer Barbara and Howard Sorkin Nickie and L. Richard Wolff

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ($10,000 - $19,999) Lucy Hughes and Sean Devlin Peter Jewell and Fred Eisinger David Saint

PRODUCERS ($5,000 - $9,999) Laura Z. Baron Isa and Michael Beck Elaine and Robert Ciatto Dina Elkins William Engel David M. Greene Mary and Edward Hartnett Lorraine Knapp Nancy and Duncan MacMillan Lisa Moro and Alan Voorhees Dorothy and Norman Politziner Jocelyn Schwartzman Vikki Schwartzman Margaret Styne Lexine and Cuyler Tremayne Lora and William Tremayne

CO-PRODUCERS ($2,500 - $4,999) Edward S. Atwater Lois and Ronald Bleich Nancy Boucher and W. John Bauer William Hagaman Tillie and Bob Kahle Penelope E. Lattimer, Ph.D. Barbara and Leonard Littmann Elizabeth Otterbein Ellen Ozur and Stuart Brown Rita Paszamant Janice G.and Lewis Stolar Gabriella and Stephen M. Vajtay


CONTRIBUTORS

as of January 1, 2018

BACKERS

ANGELS

($250 - $499) Marci and Martin Abschutz Michael Antoniades Frank Arcaro Ellen Berman Karen A. Beverly Jacqueline Brendel Mr. and Mrs. Terrill Brenner Adele and Jack Borrus Christine and Benjamin Bucca Andrea and James Carroll Scott Corbett Lynnette Durko Dina and Peter Engler Elaine and Bill Flynn Mark Froelich and Doug Otrimski Boyd Gaines Stephen Garvey Willard Geller Paula and Jack Gentempo Margaret Grove Irwin Hametz Robert Hartmann Evelyn Hartmann Valerie and Nathaniel Hartshorne Kenneth Kaufman Ruth B. Klein Joseph Kosmo Susanne and Alexander Kucsma Howard R. Levine Nicky and Paige L’Hommedieu Andrew Lippa Lanny and Lee Livingston Rose and Anthony Lo Castro Kathleen Mattingly Richard McAdams John McEwen Mary Ann McLaughlin John Mortenson Lilia and Roberto Muniz Barbara Nathan Brenda Overcash and Thomas West Cori and Jim Palmere Kimberly and Gregory Parris Marion and Michael Portnoy Janet and Joseph Potenza Bethany and Jonathan Rabinowitz Stephen L. Ritz Alan Rothschild Rita Seplowitz Saltz Arline Schwartzman Megan Shook Patricia Sheehan Jerry Stiller Joel Studebaker Bonnie and David Sudol Gail and James Szeluga Blanquita B. Valenti Dan Vickery Joanne and Allan Williams

($100 - $249) Beatrice Abrams Carol Adelman Arda Agulian and Ron Russo Beatrice and Ed Albaum David Alberts Jennifer Allen Mr. and Mrs. Marc L. Alterman Carol and Thomas F. Arnold Maryjane Austin Linda Bachman Barbara Baier Isabelle and John Baker Peggy Barbella Nancy R. Baron Jeanne and James F. Barrett, II Shirley and Stuart Bauer Kathi and Greg Baxter Edythe Ben-Israel Dorothea Berkhout and Paul Breitman Susan and Alan Blanchette Karen and David Blivaiss Nancy and Russell Block Bill Braden Jody and Phil Bramson Shelley Brankner Eileen and John Bufe Richard Bullock Joanne and James Bunce Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Carroll Linda and Theodore M. Choplick Carolyn and Larry Cohen Ellen and Ted Cohen Sylvia and Howard Cohen Donald B. Cook Sheila Cooper Mark Corso Elizabeth Counselman Ellen and Cliff Cramer Robert Daly Natalie Darwin Nancy and Jeff Davis Madeline Detalvo Norman Diamond Ellen and Richard Diamond Betty and Paul Dicker Susan and Merv Dickinson David Drinkwater and Jonathan Mills Katherine Dulan Sandi and Allan Ellis Joseph Ercolino Paulette Ewert Sondra Fechtner Paula and Irwin Feifer David Feigley Gail and S. Ashby Foote Marie Foucher and Daniel D. Hyman Bonnie and William Fox Barbara and Sheldon Freidenreich Judith E. Gardner Stacey and David Garfield Chris Gatelli Joyce and Alvin Glasgold

Marilyn Glassner Susan and Eric Goldman Joel Goldsmith Marjorie and Bruce Goldstein Anne and Robert Gordon Marlene and Joel Gordon Elizabeth and Roy Gotta Robert Grant Marcia Greenberg Judy and Michael Greenwood Ed Grossman Brenda Hagan James Hastings Dorothy and George Heinze Lucille Heller Ellen and Joel Henkin Deborah Herman and Shelby Wells Blanche Hoffman Laura and James Holdsworth Frederick Holt Ann and John Holt Bernice and Robert Howatt Brian R. Humphrey Rachel and Jeff Humphrey Pamela Imbimbo Edna Ingold Jim Jack Marilyn Jeris Janice and Sherry Johnson Dr. and Mrs. Frank Jones Maxine and Mark Kasdin Liz and Murray Katz John P. Khouri Elisabeth and Donald King Gregory King David Klein Pat and Roger Klein Jackie Kreuger Evelyn and George Lander Kathleen Larkin and Frank Sonnenberg Ann and John Lech Renee and Steve Levin Mr. and Mrs. Michael Levine Karen and David Levinsky Rita and Philip Levy Marlaine Lockheed and Steven Frakt Kathleen Love Carolyn and Frank Lumia Mr. and Mrs. Robert Margolies Ruth and Michael Margolin Joanne M. and Tom Marino Charles Martino Elaine and William McClure Pat McCorkle Mary McDermott Mary Ann McLaughlin Susan and Jack Meola Sharon and Vance Merolla Marion Mezzetti Joan and Rabbi Bennett Miller Michele and Irwin Millinger Linda and Hassan Minor Karol and Wayne Morrison Bruce Moskovitz and John Felllin


THANK YOU for your support Jim Mulroy Judith S. Musicant Suzanne S. Nacson Barbara and Kurt Nathan Randi Neuman Debbie and Henry E. Newman Rochelle and Bruce D. Newman Walter Newman Dennis O’Dea Eugene F. O’Neill Tracey O’Reggio Anita and Harry Paborsky Virginia and Michael Palmer Glenn M. Parker Margaret and Harry Perrin Barbara and Jim Petrosini Rosemary and Robert Polak, in Honor of Paul Charles Buckley Marlene and Gerald Pomper George F. Poppe III Marcus Peter Porcelli Joan Pritchard Ellen O. Rebarber Maureen and Frank Rees Susan Rivkind and Richard Zucker Ruth Robinson David Rogoff Naomi and Jerry Rose David Rosen Buena Rosenbloom Judith Rubin Karen Satterthwaite Barbara Schafer Lolly Schenck Cory and Stanley Schneider Patricia Schneider and Roger Smith Dr. and Mrs. Ronald S. Schotland Kathy and Ken Schurzky Susette Schwartz and Marvin Brauth Todd and Tara Schwartzman Lynn and John Semmlow Lurlee Shutkin and Donald White Marjorie Shakun Carolyn and Arthur Sherbin Victoria and Michael Shernicoff Pat Shiffner Rachel and Michael Silverstein Harvey B. Singer Karen and Sheldon Singer Elaine and Gene Sletvold Cecile Spector Patricia and Robert Spencer Willa and Michael Spicer Ronnie and Drew Staffenberg Natalie and Ernest Stein Susan Steinfeld Toni and Edward Stern Robert Stone Beverly Teich Sheila and Raymond Testa Donald Thomas James Tiesi Bridget Troccoli Cecilia Tyler

Bonnie and Allan Warton Barbara Westergaard Adam White Caroline Willard Jon Winer Philip Witt Anita H. Wolfson J. Wood, in honor of Marc Vogt

GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE FOLLOWING GIFTS GIVEN IN MEMORIAM: In Memory of Stephanie Bramson Janice, Lewis, and Landon Stolar In Memory of Joseph Ciorciari Mary Botteon Nancy Catena Rick Engler and Brad Caswell Denise and Ashley Ruikis In Memory of Al Nacson Margaret and Andrew Burke Annie and Andy Berger Barbara Day and Bob Strosnider Sharon Grossman and Pat Crago Winifred and Edward Haymes Sue and John Janssen Megan and Rich Kacrinsky Phoebe Klein Carol Kumhall Daniel Levin

ARTHUR LAURENTS MEMORIAL FUND DONORS: Lauren Bacall* Roger Berlind Lois and Ronald Bleich Paddy Briglio Tyne Daly Joe DiPietro Holly and Orlando Esposito Freddie and Myrna Gershon David M. Greene David Hatcher Marcia Hefter Shirley Herz* James N. Heston Winnie Holzman and Paul Dooley Betty Wold Johnson Sharon Karmazin The Honorable Thomas H. Kean Jonathan Lomma Judith A. McDowell Anne Meara* and Jerry Stiller Karen S. Price David Saint Jocelyn Schwartzman Stephen Sondheim The Streisand Foundation Margaret Styne Lora and Bill Tremayne Ralph W. Voorhees* * – deceased

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Current Matching Gift Companies Supporting the Playhouse Bristol-Myers Squibb

Merck Company

GE Foundation

Merrill Lynch & Co

The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey

Prudential Foundation

IBM Corporation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Johnson & Johnson

UBS

Pfizer


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For Your Information GSP is located at 103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 www.GeorgeStreetPlayhouse.org • Box Office: 732-246-7717 AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES The audio-described performances for patrons with visual impairments are at 8pm on:

American Hero, Feb. 15 Trying, Mar. 29 The Nerd, May 10 Please call the Box Office, 732-246-7717, for further information. Large print and Braille brochures and programs are available upon request. Audio-described performances are made possible by support from Fund for the New Jersey Blind, Inc.

OPEN-CAPTIONED PERFORMANCES The open-captioned performances for patrons with hearing impairments are at 2pm on:

American Hero, Feb. 17 Trying, March 31 The Nerd, May 12 Please inform the Box Office that you wish to use this service so that you may be seated appropriately. George Street Playhouse’s accessible programming is made possible in part by Fund for the New Jersey Blind, Inc., the Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation, the William G. and Helen C. Hoffman Foundation, the Hyde and Watson Foundation, the Union Foundation, and the E.J. Grassmann Trust.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING SYSTEM For patrons who have a hearing impairment, light-weight, comfortable, padded earbuds and receivers are available. George Street Playhouse offers all people equal access and opportunities to participate in its services, programs and activities. If any individual requires special assistance or assistive technology,

please contact the Patron Services Manager at 732-246-7717 as far in advance of the program as possible.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY If necessary, patrons are asked to leave cell phones with the bartender or House Manager, along with their seat location.

FIRE NOTICE The exit indicated by the red light and sign nearest to the seat you occupy is the shortest route to the street. In the event of a fire or other emergency, please do not run, WALK TO THE EXIT.

INCLEMENT WEATHER George Street Playhouse maintains a policy of not cancelling performances due to inclement weather, except in the event a State of Emergency has been declared by the State or Local Government.

LATE SEATING POLICY The theatre is open to the public one half-hour prior to the performance. In consideration of all patrons, latecomers will be seated at the discretion of House Management. Late patrons will be seated in the best available seating at an appropriate break or interval during the performance.

RECORDING EQUIPMENT Due to copyright and union regulations and restrictions, still cameras, video cameras or any type of recording equipment is not permitted at any time in the theatre and will be confiscated.

SMOKING The Playhouse is a smoke-free environment. There is no smoking in the building. If you wish to smoke, you may do so outside where there are ashtrays available.


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STAFF David Saint, Artistic Director • Kelly Ryman, Managing Director

ARTISTIC Producing Associate Casting

DEVELOPMENT Scott Goldman McCorkle Casting, Ltd.

EDUCATION Director of Education and Outreach

Jim Jack Assistant Director of Education Christa Cillaroto Manager of Tour and Academy Programs Diana Gundacker Education Administrative Assistant Angela Peletier Resident Teaching Artist/ Project Coordinator Annie Rutherford Lutz 2017/18 – Touring Cast Christina Comizio Evan Hart Rachelle Legrand Joe Piserchio Stage Manager Erica Leigh Teaching Artists Dustin Ballard Laura Bozzone Heather Holmes Sam Leichter Annie Rutherford Lutz Rachel Matusewicz Angela Peletier Lucas Pinner Sandy Sainvil Dave Seamon Jaime Ward

Director of Development

Jacqueline Brendel

Development Associate, Events and Operations

Caitlin Christensen

Development Associate, Institutional Relations

Cassidy Nogueira

Development Associate, Donor Relations Megan Shook

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Director of Finance Business Assistant

PRODUCTION Production Manager Assistant Production Manager

Technical Director

Assistant Technical Director Master Carpenter Carpenters Scenic Charge

Properties Master Assistant Properties Master

COSTUMES

Sales & Community Engagement Assoc. Photographer

PATRON SERVICES & BOX OFFICE Patron Services Manager

House Manager

Sales Associates

Shakera Blakney Jaci D’Ulisse Megan Cherry Gerry Porcaro Lolly Schenck Austin Brecht Cassidy Nogueira Christopher Paterson Aaron Ratzan Melissa Thompson Kether Tomkins

Marc Vogt Matthew Schmutz Frank Giamella Theodore Hoelter Stone Coggins James Hancocks

PROPERTIES

Director of Marketing & Public Relations Graphic Designer/Marketing Associate

Megan Cherry

SETS

Deck Hand

Rick Engler Brian Kelley Mark Kieran Erin Leder T. Charles Erickson

Christopher J. Bailey

Company Manager/

MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS Marketing & Public Relations Associate

Karen Price Lynne Holton

Costume Shop Manager

Helen Tewksbury Maureen Hennessey Andre Penn

Esther Arroyo

Wardrobe Supervisor /Assistant to the Costume Shop Manager

Kelli Kardell

SOUND & ELECTRICS Master Electrician Sound Engineer

Tommy Williamson Ted Crimy

Assistant Master Electrician and Lighting Console Operator

Marlon Lockhart

FOR THIS PRODUCTION Assistant to the Director Assistant Stage Manager Associate Set Designer Assistant Costume Designer Associate Lighting Designer Dresser Arabic Language Consultant Prosthetic Designer

James Ross Christina Woolard Bethanie Wampol Taylor Pico Jason Flamos ElleryJane Ring Fady Kerko Rich Krusell


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American Hero Program  

Jan 30 - Feb 25 at George Street Playhouse An Iraq war hero’s perfect life starts to unravel when a fellow veteran seeking justice shows u...

American Hero Program  

Jan 30 - Feb 25 at George Street Playhouse An Iraq war hero’s perfect life starts to unravel when a fellow veteran seeking justice shows u...

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