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FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Welcome to the 15th Anniversary of Michael Wilson’s adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol! Although this is only the second year I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy the show, I’ve already come to think of it as a holiday tradition. As the children arrived in the rehearsal studios here at Hartford Stage, just as the first snow hit, they brought a Christmas glow to all of us. With the 200th anniversary of Dickens’ birth this year, there have been celebrations around the world of his life and work. The Museum of London had an exhibition comparing the city as it was in Dickens’ time – with its famous fog (the “London particular”) and the Victorian cityscape – with the city today. The British Library marked the occasion with an exhibition called “A Hankering after Ghosts: Charles Dickens and the Supernatural”. There was a 24-hour global “read-a-thon”, a service was held at St Mary’s church in Portsmouth (the city of Dickens’ birth), and in a statement read at Westminster Abbey, the Prince of Wales said: “Despite the many years that have passed, Charles Dickens remains one of the greatest writers of the English language, who used his creative genius to campaign passionately for social justice. The word Dickensian instantly conjures up a vivid picture of Victorian life with all its contrasts and intrigue, and his characterisation is as fresh today as it was on the day it was written.” It feels fitting to close the year here in Connecticut with our own 15th Anniversary of Hartford Stage’s A Christmas Carol. It was with Christmas that Dickens may have made his most lasting mark – as many critics have noted over the years, he almost single-handedly invented the modern idea of Christmas. Thank you for joining us for a celebration of Christmas, and Dickens, on his bicentennial!

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THE CLASSIC STORY BY

CHARLES DICKENS

ADAPTED AND ORIGINALLY DIRECTED BY

MICHAEL WILSON

CHOREOGRAPHER HOPE CLARKE

SCENIC DESIGN

COSTUME DESIGN

TONY STRAIGES

ZACK BROWN

LIGHTING DESIGN ORIGINAL MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN ROBERT WIERZEL JOHN GROMADA

DIALECT COACH

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ASSOCIATE SET DESIGNER ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER

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PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER

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THE CAST

IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE: Ebenezer Scrooge........................................................................................ Bill Raymond * ................................................................................................................ Gustave Johnson *† Mrs. Dilber, his housekeeper.................................................................. Noble Shropshire * Bob Cratchit, his clerk..................................................................... Robert Hannon Davis * Fred, his nephew...........................................................................................Curtis Billings * Lamplighter............................................................................................Matthew Reddick First Solicitor............................................................................................... Charlie Tirrell * Second Solicitor..................................................................................... Gustave Johnson * Bettye Pidgeon, a doll vendor............................................................... Johanna Morrison * Rich Lady................................................................................................... Caitlin Blauvelt Bert, a fruit and cider vendor.............................................................................. Alan Rust * Mr. Marvel, a watchworks vendor.............................................................Michael Preston * Undertaker.................................................................................................. Charlie Tirrell * Jacob Marley.......................................................................................... Noble Shropshire * Spirit of Christmas Past...................................................................... Johanna Morrison * Scrooge at 15..............................................................................................Josh Boscarino Scrooge at 30...............................................................................................Curtis Billings * Mr. Fezziwig....................................................................................................... Alan Rust * Mrs. Fezziwig..............................................................................................Rebecka Jones * Nichola, Fezziwig’s daughter..................................................................Hannah Spacone Wendy, Fezziwig’s daughter........................................................................Sarah Killough * Fiddler...........................................................................................................Seth Peterson Dick Wilkins............................................................................................. Dakota Dutcher Party Guests...............................................................Andrew McMarth, William Macke Belle, affianced to Scrooge........................................................................ Gillian Williams * Spirit of Christmas Present............................................................................... Alan Rust * Mrs. Cratchit...............................................................................................Rebecka Jones * Martha Cratchit................................................................................................Tara Reuter Fred’s Wife............................................................................................... Gillian Williams * Mr. Topper..............................................................................................Matthew Reddick Fred’s Sister-In-Law...................................................................................Sarah Killough * Spirit of Christmas Future................................................................................... Himself Old Josie............................................................................................... Johanna Morrison * Ghostly Apparitions & Citizens of London....................................................................... ........................................................ Josh Boscarino, Sarah Killough*, Sarah Kozlowski, ...................................................... William Macke, Andrew McMath, Hannah Spacone Male Swing............................................................................................................Lars Lee Female Swing................................................................................................ Kelsey Flynn † Will perform the role on November 28 (10:30 am), 29 (10:30 am), 30 (10:30 am); December 4 (10:30 am), 5 (10:30am), 6 (10:30 am), 7 (10:30 am), 11 (10:30 am), 12 (10:30 am), 13 (10:30 am), 14 (10:30 am), 18 (10:30 am), 19 (10:30 am) * Members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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THE CHILDREN OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Tim Cratchit............................................................. Ethan Pancoast or Fred Thornley IV Spoiled Child....................................................................Lauren Cassot or Rachel Dalton Schoolboys............................................................. Benjamin Olsen or John Henry Wenz ......................................................................................Meg Conner or Dermot McMillan ..................................................................................... Jacrhys Dalton or Aidan McMillan Boy Scrooge/Fred’s Party.............................................. Aleksei Sandals or Brandon Szep Fan, Scrooge’s sister .....................................................Abi Conner or Abigail McMillian Fred’s Party.......................................................................Lauren Cassot or Rachel Dalton Claire, Fezziwig’s daughter........................................... Marisa McKee or Eliza Polukhin Belinda Cratchit.........................................................Emily McLean or Tailanae Brantley Peter Cratchit........................................................... Andrew Holland or Daniel Madigan Ignorance, Cider Child........................................................... Tilden Wilder or Ankit Roy Want, Fruit Child...........................................................Tiana N. Bailey or Tyra R. Harris Turkey Boy.........................................................................Daniel Kemple or Eric Murphy THERE WILL BE ONE INTERMISSION.

Dance Coach.....................................................................................................Derric Harris Dance Captain................................................................................................ Sarah Killough * Production Assistants........................................................... Kelly Hardy, Arielle Goldstein Assistant Youth Director............................................................................Kathy Fitzpatrick Understudies never substitute for listed actors unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance. For Mrs. Dilber, Jacob Marley, Mr. Fezziwig, Bert, Spirit of Christmas Past: Robert Hannon Davis; for Scrooge: Curtis Billings; for Bob Cratchit: Michael Preston; for Fred, Scrooge at 15, Scrooge at 30, Second Solicitor: Seth Peterson; for Lamplighter, First Solicitor, Undertaker: Andrew McMath; for Fred’s Wife, Mrs. Cratchit, Belle, Doll Vendor Double: Caitlin Blauvelt; for Second Solicitor, Dick Wilkins, Party Guests: Lars Lee; for Bettye Pidgeon, Spirit of Christmas Past, Old Josie: Rebecka Jones; for Rich Lady, Nichola, Wendy, Martha Cratchit, Beggar Woman: Kelsey Flynn; for Mr. Topper: William Macke; for Mr. Marvel: Dakota Dutcher; for Mrs. Fezziwig: Tara Reuter; for Fiddler: Matthew Reddick; for Fred’s Sister-in-law: Sarah Kozlowski

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CHARLES DICKENS Dickens (1812-1870) is widely considered the greatest English novelist of the Victorian era. His many novels include A Christmas Carol,  Oliver Twist,  Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and Our Mutual Friend. Dickens was more popular during his lifetime than any previous novelist had been. His work functioned on many levels, and had a wide appeal; he was both a great comic writer and a serious and thoughtful critic of the society he lived in. The novels that were most successful in his time are not as a rule the same ones that we read most today –but A Christmas Carol has always been among the best-loved of his novels. He also wrote a couple of plays, and while neither of them were hits, many of the novels have been successfully dramatized and are regularly produced today. A Christmas Carol was the first of Dickens’ Christmas novels – a genre he created. He conceived of and wrote it in a few weeks, in the midst of his work on the much longer Martin Chuzzlewit. It’s the one great Christmas myth of modern literature, and quickly entered the general consciousness. When he died, a London costermonger’s girl is said to have exclaimed “Dickens dead? Then will Father Christmas die too?” Thackeray called A Christmas Carol “a national benefit, and to every man and woman who reads it a personal kindness.” Dickens wrote a further Christmas book almost every year for the next two decades, but while they did well, none had such a wide effect on the general culture. In 1858, Dickens started giving public paid readings of his work. A novelist who had once considered being an actor, he had always written work that lent itself well to reading aloud. The most popular of his readings were of A Christmas Carol and of the trial scene from The Pickwick Papers. He gave readings both in London and on tour over the next decade, culminating in a tour of the United States. A natural performer, he brought out the nuances in his work while also making good use of the dramatic effects. Each reading was about two hours in total, and these performances brought in a great deal of his income in the last decade of his life. No other major novelist (until Mark Twain began his tours) had taken on such a series of readings, and they were very successful, but they took their toll. The American tour in 1867-68 was the last he made, and contributed to the decline in his health. In 1869 he gave a series of farewell readings in London, and famously ended them with the lines “From these garish lights I vanish now forever…”, lines which were repeated only three months later on the card for his funeral. He died suddenly in 1870 at only 58, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. Charles Dickens in his Study, 1859 by William Powell Frith, Victoria and Albert Museum.


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CURTIS BILLINGS FRED | SCROOGE AT 30

Hartford Stage: The Crucible, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, Summer and Smoke, 8 by Tenn, The Night of The Iguana, Macbeth, Camino Real, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas, Williams Marathon 1, 2 & 3 (readings): The Mutilated, Vieux Carre, Masks Outrageous, The Purification, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, The Strangest Kind of Romance, The Long Goodbye. Broadway: Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. Off-Broadway: The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, The Orphans’ Home Cycle, Edward Albee’s The Play About the Baby. Off-Off Broadway: The Drunk (also cowriter/producer). Regional: Theaterworks: The Exonerated; Paper Mill Playhouse:Summer and Smoke; The Cleveland Playhouse:Enchanted April. The Alley Theatre: The Zoo Story (directed by Edward Albee); Misalliance; Gross Indecency:The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde; Picasso at the Lapin Agile; A Christmas Carol; A Streetcar Named Desire; Houston Shakespeare Festival: The Tempest, King Lear; Two Gentlemen of Verona; CAC of New Orleans: Fragments (Directed by Edward Albee).

ROBERT HANNON DAVIS BOB CRATCHIT

Hartford Stage: Our Town, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas, 365 Days 365 Plays; Brand:NEW: American Hero, Horton Foote’s The Shape of the River, Stuff Happens; Peter & Jerry: A Play by Edward Albee (u/s). Regional: Goodspeed Musicals: Show Boat; TheaterWorks: The Exonerated (Connecticut Critics Circle Award, Best Ensemble); Shakespeare & Company, Tulane Shakespeare Festival, Swine Palace Productions, Monomoy Theatre, Playhouse on Park. Voice & Dialect Coach: Hartford Stage (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, To Kill A Mockingbird), Yale Repertory Theatre, Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Teaching: Professor of Acting, Voice and Speech at the Hartt School Theatre Division, Shakespeare & Company Training Programs, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Theater Institute, National Endowment for the Humanities’ Rose Playhouse Institute, Designated Linklater Voice Teacher. Television: Sesame Street.

GUSTAVE JOHNSON SECOND SOLICITOR | SCROOGE †

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas, Electra. Broadway: The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel. Regional: Yale Rep: The Cherry Orchard; Cincinnati Playhouse, Barbican London, Theatre Royale Bristol: Miss Evers’ Boys; Worcester Forum: Below The Belt; Huntington Theatre: To Kill a Mockingbird; A.R.T.: Dream of The Red Spider, Heartbreak House, Black Snow, Hamlet, Once in a Lifetime, The Caucasian Chalk Circle; Trinity Rep: Fences, Golden Boy, Lower Depths; Oregon Shakespeare Festival: King Lear; Theatre Company of Boston: 1964-1979; Funnyhouse of a Negro, Marat/Sade, The Burghers of Calais, The Blacks (also at Seattle Rep), Medal of Honor Rag, and many more; San Francisco Mime Troupe: original plays, 1982-1986; New African Company: co-founder, original plays, 1968-1994. Awards: New England Theatre Conference Regional Citation.

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REBECKA JONES MRS. FEZZIWIG | MRS. CRATCHIT

Hartford Stage: The Crucible, A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas,  Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Brand:NEW.  New York:  The Drunk, Salvage. Regional: Long Wharf Theatre: Sixteen Wounded; Shakespeare & Company: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, King John; Elm Shakespeare Company: Macbeth, The Tempest. Other: Private Eyes, Acting Out: an evening of original short plays, Anton in Show Business, Gathering Shells, The Comedy of Errors, A Streetcar Named Desire, Angels in America, The Normal Heart, Brighton Beach Memoirs. Education: MFA, Ohio University. Rebecka is a Co-Artistic Director and founding member of Theatre 4, a New Haven, Conn.-based theatre company (t4ct.org).

SARAH KILLOUGH WENDY | FRED’S SISTER-IN-LAW GHOSTLY APPARITION WITH GUILLOTINE | DANCE CAPTAIN

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Shape of the River (reading). Tour: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (Theatreworks/USA). Regional: Born Yesterday, Once Upon a Mattress, Three Men on a Horse, Lion in Winter, Trip to Bountiful, Honk! (Monomoy Theatre). Education: The Hartt School, Interlochen Arts Academy.

JOHANNA MORRISON BETTYE PIDGEON | THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PAST | OLD JOSIE

Hartford Stage: Noises Off!, A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas (fourteenth year), Summer and Smoke (also Papermill Playhouse), Brand:NEW Festival: Stuff Happens; Williams Marathon. Regional: TheaterWorks: The Credeaux Canvas, Talking Heads; The Monomoy Theatre: The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue by David Grimm, Betrayal, The Corn Is Green, The Father, Noises Off!, The Dresser, The Matchmaker. Cleveland Playhouse: The Guardsman, The Importance of Being Earnest, Steve Martin’s The Underpants; Indiana Rep: Noises Off!; North Carolina Shakespeare Festival (core member 9 years, 18 roles); Milwaukee Repertory Theatre: Shirley Valentine, Lettice and Lovage; Virginia Museum Theatre; Walnut Street Theatre; PlayMakers Rep; Theatre By The Sea; Denver Center Theatre; Northern Stage Company; A.C.E. London Stage Productions; Peninsula Players; Stage West. Roles range from Regan in King Lear to Dollie Levi in The Matchmaker. Films: Critical Condition, Double Exposure. Television: Perry Mason, Matlock, Diagnosis Murder, One Life To Live, PBS: Infamous Love (George Sand/Fredric Chopin) Other Credits:  Currently: Voice and Speech Coach at The Hartt School’s Theatre Division; Dialect Coach for Universal Pictures, Great Britain; appearances with symphony orchestras as St. Joan in Honegger’s Joan of Arc at the Stake,  Narrator, King David and Narrator, Festival Triptych by Robert Ward. Connecticut Concert Opera: Lakme. Daughter Of The Regiment Recent: Eleanor, Lion in Winter;  (Monomoy Theater); Journey Of The Soul, New Haven Choral & Hartt Choral (U of H); Berthe, Pippin (Lincoln Theater, U of H).

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MICHAEL PRESTON MR. MARVEL

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas, Fräulein Maria. Theatre: Member of the Shaliko Company in New York City, founded by Leonardo Shapiro. He also worked with such artists as John Sayles, David Cale, Wynn Handman and Theodora Skipitares. From 1991 until 2000 he toured the world as one of the Flying Karamazov Brothers, which included three different runs on Broadway. With them he collaborated on and performed 9 different shows, ranging from the post-modern tragedy Le Petomane, to an update of Room Service (winner of an L.A. critic’s award in 1998). They were nominated for an Olivier award in London for Best Comedy in 1994. He directed their last show, Life: A Guide for the Perplexed. He co-directed Peter and the Wolf, with Barbara Karger, which was choreographed by Doug Elkins, in Amsterdam in 2001. Fräulien Maria (choreographed by Doug Elkins and co-directed with Barbara Karger) has just finished touring the country after four years. He is an Associate Professor of Theater and Dance at Trinity College, Hartford.

BILL RAYMOND SCROOGE

Hartford Stage: A Moon for the Misbegotten, A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas; Brand:NEW: The Measure of My Days. International: Bavarian State Opera Festival (Munich, Germany): Moses und Aron. Broadway: Gypsy (with Patti Lapone). Off-Broadway: City Center, Gypsy; Public Theater, Wooster Group: Hamlet; MTC: End Game, Blur, Wonder of The World; Mabou Mines (member from 1974-1990; performed throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia): Cold Harbor (Obie for performance), Prelude to Death in Venice (Obie for performance), B. Beaver Animation, The Shaggy Dog Animation (Obie for production), Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said, Dressed Like An Egg (Obie for production). Regional: Long Wharf: A Moon the the Misbegotten, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; New Jersey Shakespeare Festival: Hamlet; American Conservatory Theatre: Scapin (Drama-Logue Award); La Jolla Playhouse: What The Butler Saw (Drama-Logue Award), Visions of Simone Marchard; Goodman Theatre: Speed of Darkness; also productions at the Cleveland Play House and Wilma Theater. Film: Lincoln, Foreclosure, Michael Clayton, What Alice Found, A Hole In One, Dogville, Spring Forward, Summer of Sam, Twelve Monkeys, The Ref, Disappearances, Stranger In The Kingdom, Where The Rivers Flow North, My New Gun, True Identity, City of Hope, Quick Change, How I Got Into College, Eight Men Out, Baby It’s You. Television: Damages, The Wire (HBO), Ed, Third Watch, Death In The Family, I’ll Fly Away, Law & Order, Stephen King’s Golden Years, The Murder of Mary Phagan, Miami Vice. Mr. Raymond is deeply grateful to Hartford Stage, Michael Wilson and Max Williams, and the entire casts and crews of A Christmas Carol for fourteen wonderful, nuturing years.

ALAN RUST BERT | THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT | MR. FEZZIWIG

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol­—A Ghost Story of Christmas, The Trip to Bountiful, Brand:NEW Festival of New Work, Is He Dead? (Reading). Off Broadway: Broadway, The Three Musketeers. Regional: Playhouse on Park: Equus; Goodspeed Musicals: 1776; Northern Stage: A Lesson From Aloes, Harvey, The Price, Substance of Fire; The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre: School For Scandal, A Few Good Men; North Carolina Shakespeare Company: The

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Merry Wives of Windsor, The Comedy of Errors, A Christmas Carol, Just a Song at Twilight; The Monomoy Theatre: The Dresser, My Fair Lady, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; The Actor’s Ensemble: K2, Old Times; directed extensively in the United States as well as Sydney, Australia, Goteborg, Sweden, Birmingham, England and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Professional: Has been a member of the International Theatre Institute and a panelist at conferences in Istanbul, Turkey and in the former Soviet Union. Served as president of the National Theatre Conference for two terms and has been a member of numerous committees in national and international theatre programs. Founding member of the World Theatre Training Institute establish in Vienna Austria. Held positions at The University of Washington, The State University of New York at Purchase, The University of Detroit, The North Carolina School of the Arts, where he served as Dean, The University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Mr. Rust has been the Artistic Director of Monomoy Theatre on Cape Cod for the past 33 years, and is also the Director of the Theatre Division of The Hartt School at the University of Hartford.

NOBLE SHROPSHIRE MRS. DILBER | JACOB MARLEY

Hartford Stage: The Tempest, The 39 Steps, Noises Off!, Macbeth, Our Town, A Christmas Carol–A Ghost Story of Christmas, Brand:NEW Play Festival. Broadway: Underling in The Drowsy Chaperone; Royal National Theatre’s premiere of Tennessee Williams’s Not About Nightingales with Trevor Nunn; Candida (Roundbout). Off-Broadway: Parris in The Crucible (Roundabout); CSC (9 seasons): title roles in Hamlet, Peer Gynt, Tartuffe, Leonce & Lena, as well as the Fool in King Lear, Mephisto in Faust, Hummel in Ghost Sonata, Robespierre in Danton’s Death, Gayev in The Cherry Orchard; La Mama. Regional: Actors Theatre Louisville, Alley Theatre, ART, Arena Stage, Asolo, Cincinnati Playhouse, City Theatre, Denver Center, Great Lakes, PlayMakers, Phoenix Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Co., Pittsburgh Public, Rep Theater St. Louis, Stage West, Westport Country Playhouse. Television: Roger Stifdik in Strangers with Candy, Loving, Guiding Light. Film: The Asylum Seekers, The Uninvited. Training: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London.

CHARLIE TIRRELL FIRST SOLICITOR | UNDERTAKER

Hartford Stage: Debut. Regional: Uncle Vanya, The Front Page (Long Wharf); 1776 (Goodspeed); Berkshire Playwrights Lab seasons ‘09-‘12; Much Ado About Nothing, Robin Hood (Elm Shakespeare Co.); The Price (Chester Theatre Company); Johnny Guitar, Anything Goes (Seven Angels). Education: Paul Smiths College. Professional Positions: Member - Society of American Foresters, Professional Forester (CT/MA).

GILLIAN WILLIAMS FRED’S WIFE | BELLE

Hartford Stage: Debut. Off-Broadway: Assistant Director, Fiasco Theater’s Cymbeline (Theatre for a New Audience). Regional: Cabaret (Trinity Rep); Submerged (American Theatre Company); Hamlet, Boom (Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre). Film: Self Storage, Consideration. Television: The Good Wife. Education: Brown University/Trinity Rep (M.F.A.), Sarah Lawrence College (B.A.). Awards: American recipient of the 2011 International Actor’s Fellowship from Shakespeare’s Globe (UK).

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THE HARTT SCHOOL ENSEMBLE

CAITLIN BLAUVELT RICH LADY

Hartford Stage: Debut. Film: The Everyday Hero. Education: B.F.A. in Actor Training, The Hartt School. Productions include: Antigone, The Taming of the Shrew, Ghosts, A View From the Bridge, Stage Door, The Baby Dance, The Secret Lives of Losers.

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Hartford Stage: Debut. Regional: Hello, Dolly!, Cats, A Chorus Line, Joseph…Dreamcoat (Texas Family Musicals). Choreographer: A Chorus Line, America the Beautiful, British Invasion, Rocky Mountain High (Texas Family Musicals). Education: B.F.A. in Actor Training, The Hartt School. Productions include: Antigone, Ghosts, A View From the Bridge, Taming of the Shrew, Stage Door, The Secret Lives of Losers, The Baby Dance.

DAKOTA DUTCHER DICK WILKINS

Hartford Stage: Debut. Regional: Swinging on a Star (Playhouse on Park); Asylum: The Strange Case of Mary Lincoln and Greenbriar Ghost (Spirit of Broadway Theater); Urinetown (BAC Summerstock Theater). Education/Training: B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, The Hartt School. Productions include: Miss Saigon, The Taming of the Shrew, Time After Time, Pippin!, Oklahoma!, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Coram Boy.

KELSEY FLYNN FEMALE SWING

Hartford Stage: Debut. Regional: Richard Rodgers Revue, Celebrate America: Talcott Mountain Music Festival (Hartford Symphony Orchestra); Rent (TriArts Sharon Playhouse). Education: B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, The Hartt School. Productions include: The Drowsy Chaperone (2013), Miss Saigon, Nine, Pippin, Oklahoma, Stage Door, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Coram Boy.

SARAH KOZLOWSKI GHOSTLY APPARITION WITH DAGGER | CITIZEN OF LONDON

Hartford Stage: Debut. Regional: A Chorus Line, Annie Get Your Gun (Texas Family Musicals). Education/Training: B.F.A. Musical theatre student at The Hartt School. Productions include: Miss Saigon, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Pippin, Oklahoma!, Coram Boy.

LARS LEE MALE SWING

Hartford Stage: The Crucible. Regional Theatre: Ensemble/Swing in A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (Children Theatre Company, Minneapolis); Andrew in Beyond Therapy, Matt in The Fantasticks (Theater in the Round, Minneapolis); Warner in Legally Blonde and Jeff in Brigadoon (Mac-Hadyn Theater). Education: B.F.A. in Music Theatre, Hartt School. Productions include Oklahoma!, Miss Saigon, On the Twentieth Century.

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WILLIAM MACKE GHOSTLY APPARITION WITH NOOSE | CITIZEN OF LONDON | PARTY GUEST

Hartford Stage: The Crucible. Education: B.F.A. in Musical Theater, The Hartt School Productions include: The Drowsy Chaparone (Spring, 2013), Miss Saigon, Taming of the Shrew, Tartuffe, Sunday in the Park with George, Henry V, Stage Door, Oklahoma!, Coram Boy, The Marriage of Bette and Boo.

ANDREW MCMATH GHOSTLY APPARITION WITH AXE | CITIZEN OF LONDON | PARTY GUEST

Hartford Stage: Debut. Regional: Appearances with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra; Oliver, Brigadoon, Legally Blonde, Kiss Me Kate, Copacabana, State Fair (Mac-Haydn Theatre); Pirates of Penzance, Hello Dolly, Hairspray, Carousel (New London Barn Playhouse); Man of La Mancha, Dames At Sea, Imaginary Invalid, Sherlock Holmes (Monomoy Theatre). Education: B.F.A. in Musical Theatre at The Hartt School. Productions include: Oklahoma, Sunday in the Park With George, Time After Time, Miss Saigon, Henry V, Taming of the Shrew, A View from the Bridge and The Drowsy Chaperone (2013).

SETH PETERSON FIDDLER

Hartford Stage: Debut. Regional: Romeo & Juliet, Check Please, Annie, A Funny Thing Happened… (Poe Theatre); Waiting for Godot, The Tempest (Charles Escott Theatre). Education: B.F.A. in Actor Training, The Hartt School. Productions include: Antigone, Taming of the Shrew, Ghosts, A View From the Bridge, Stage Door, The Baby Dance, The Secret Lives of Losers, Titanic.

MATTHEW REDDICK LAMPLIGHTER | MR. TOPPER

Hartford Stage: Debut. Regional: credits include Caesar Rodney in 1776, Barney Cashman in Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Cabaret (The Monomoy Theatre); Taming of the Shrew (Hubbard Hall, Cambridge NY). Education: B.F.A in Acting at The Hartt School. Productions include Creon in Antigone, Petruchio in Taming of the Shrew, Eddie in A View From The Bridge and Fritz in Stagedoor.

TARA REUTER MARTHA

Hartford Stage: Debut. Regional: Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare on the Sound). Education/ Training: B.F.A. in Actor Training, The Hartt School. Productions include: Antigone, The Taming of the Shrew, Ghosts, A View From the Bridge, Stage Door, The Baby Dance, The Secret Lives of Losers.

HANNAH SPACONE GHOSTLY APPARITION WITH RATS | CITIZEN OF LONDON | NICOLA

Hartford Stage: Debut. Regional: Man of La Mancha, Dames at Sea (The Monomoy Theatre); Hairspray (New Bedford Festival Theatre). Education: BFA in Music Theatre at The Hartt School. Productions include: Coram Boy, Oklahoma, Stage Door, Pippin, Time After Time, Taming of the Shrew, Miss Saigon, Big River (upcoming Spring).

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THE CHILDREN OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL

TIANA N. BAILEY FRUIT CHILD | WANT

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol. Theatre: A Christmas Carol, I Need an Angel; Tappin’ to His Love; Sincerely, My Sister. Education/Training: Hartford Children’s Theatre (Musical Cabaret); Hartford Stage (Musical Theatre). Other: American Girl Fashion Show; Active member of The First Cathedral Youth choir.

TAILANAE BRANTLEY BELINDA CRATCHIT

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol. Education/Training: Studied tap with Shirley A. Simolari at Dunbar Community Center, Springfield; Studied drama, dance, and vocal at D.R.E.A.M Studios, Springfield. Performance: includes No Place Like Us at Gerena Talent Show; Dance of The Jubilation at American International College; Springfield Armory Halftime Show at Mass Mutual Center (with D.R.E.A.M. Studios, Springfield, MA).

ABIGAIL (ABI) CONNER FAN

Hartford Stage: Debut. Theatre: Music Man, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Guys and Dolls, Beauty and the Beast, Connecticut Yankee in Kings Arthur Court, Oliver, Charlotte’s Web. Education/Training: Clarinet with Alan Francis, Hartt Community Division. Awards: CMEA Northern Regional Band, West Hartford Inter-elementary band, Oake National Children’s Choir. Other: Voices of Bristow.

MARGARETHE (MEG) CONNER SCHOOL BOY

Hartford Stage: Debut. Theatre: Narnia, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Education/Training: Jazz piano with Greg Babel, Hartt Community Division. Awards: West Hartford Inter-elementary Orchestra. Other: Bristow Big Band

LAUREN CASSOT SPOILED CHILD | FRED’S PARTY

Hartford Stage: Debut. Theater: Jemima Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Warner Theatre); Toby in Bunnicula (Playhouse on Park); Cricket Kaufman in Class Clown, Ramona Quimby in Ramona Quimby (Hartford Children’s Theater). Education: Seventh grader at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy. Other: 2012-2013 Connecticut Children’s Chorus. Interests: rock climbing, archery, and cross-country running.

JACRHYS DALTON SCHOOL BOY

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol. Theatre: Nine (2012), Pippin (2011) (Hartt School for Performing Arts); Live Stations (2010), Cinderella (2009) (Avon Mountain Drama Group). Film: The Story of Bernadette. Education/Training: Neighborhood Music School, Piano. Other: Soccer, Baseball.

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RACHAEL DALTON SPOILED CHILD | FRED’S PARTY

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol. Theatre: Live Stations (2010); Cinderella (2009) (Avon Mountain Drama Group). Film: The Story of Bernadette. Education/Training: Neighborhood Music School, Piano. Other: Soccer, Swimming.

TYRA R. HARRIS FRUIT CHILD | WANT

Hartford Stage: Debut. Other: In kindergarten in 2011, Tyra was a market person in the ensemble in the musical Alladin at Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts.

ANDREW HOLLAND PETER CRATCHIT

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol. Theatre: Wicked Witch in the hilarious spoof, Sonoma White and the Seven Dolts (Kingswood Oxford Drama Class). Education: Morley School (graduate), Kingswood Oxford (current student). Interests: Cross-Country, skiing, tennis and basketball. Andrew looks forward to this production all year long – his HS Christmas Carol family is truly one to enjoy.

DANIEL KEMPLE TURKEY BOY

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol. Theatre: Michael Darling in Peter Pan, December 2010 (The Drama Studio, Springfield, MA); Various roles in productions written and staged by The Drama Studio 2008-2011; Hartford Children’s Theater, 2012. Education/Training: Acting lessons at the Drama Studio, 2008-2012; currently is in seventh grade at Covenant Preparatory School, Hartford, CT

DANIEL MADIGAN PETER CRATCHIT

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol. Theatre: Fakir in The Secret Garden (West Hartford Community Theater); Alice in Wonderland, The King and I, Seussical, Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Night at the Wax Museum, Twain Tales. Film: Educational films for Kinetic Media. Education/Training: Ryan Binder, Vocal Coach; Premiere Dance. Awards: Outstanding Achievement Award, Warner Theater. Special thanks to family and friends.

MARISA MCKEE CLAIRE

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol. Education/Training: Musical Theatre Camp at Hartford Stage; Band, Jazz Band, Chorus, Select Chorus, Drama Club at Vernon Center Middle School; Dance-Tap, Jazz, Ballet at Aprille’s Dancesprints. Awards: Connecticut Association of Schools Outstanding Arts Award-Music; Connecticut Scholastic Art Award-Mixed Media-Honorable Mention; Recognition Award for Connecticut Eastern Region Music Festival-Band-Clarinet.

EMILY MCLEAN BELINDA CRATCHIT

Hartford Stage: Debut. Theatre: Junie B. Jones—Jingle Bells Batman Smells, KidSummer Night’s Dream, 101 Dalmations, Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Back to the 80’s, Honk Jr. Television/

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Commercials: CMT League, NCTV’s Common Sense Connecticut. Training: John Casablanca’s Adult Commercial Acting Workshop, John Casablanca’s Children’s Acting Course, Voice/ Acting with Tammie Hall, Dance with Connecticut Concert Ballet. Awards: Best Overall Award, John Casablanca’s.

ABIGAIL MCMILLIAN FAN

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol. The Bushnell: The Music Man (Amaryllis), Whistle Down the Wind. Theatre Favorites: Annie (Annie), To Kill a Mockingbird (Scout), Seussical (JoJo). National Anthem Soloist: New Britain Rock Cats, Harlem Wizards, Pilot Pen International Tennis Tournament. Honors: Field Hockey Futures Team, High HonorsGranby Memorial Middle School.

AIDAN MCMILLIAN SCHOOL BOY

Hartford Stage: Debut. Theatre: Artfarm’s Shakespeare Everywhere. Film: Don’t Open The Egg. Education/Training: Oddfellows Children’s Theater, Fiddle with Craig Edwards, Swain Strings Program.

DERMOT MCMILLIAN SCHOOL BOY

Hartford Stage: Debut. Theatre: Artfarm’s Shakespeare Everywhere. Film: Don’t Open The Egg. Education/Training: Oddfellows Children’s Theater, Fiddle with Craig Edwards, Swain Strings Program.

ERIC MURPHY TURKEY BOY

Hartford Stage: Debut. Theatre: Oliver!, Willy Wonka (Warner Theater). Education/Training: Currently in seventh grade at Avon Middle School; Musica Dolce select choir at Thompson Brook School, Avon. Other: Eric is on the Avon Middle School Cross-Country team and enjoys reading, telling jokes and hanging out with friends.

BENJAMIN OLSEN SCHOOL BOY

Hartford Stage: Debut. Education/Training: Ben is currently in the Mark Twain Players performance Troupe and the Musical Theatre Cabaret Performance Troupe at the Hartford Children’s Theatre.

ETHAN PANCOAST TINY TIM

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol. Theatre: Ensemble/Snow Child in Carousel (Goodspeed Opera House). Television: Christmas promo with Mike Ditka for ESPN. Music: Performed violin at Carnegie Hall with the “School For Strings” May 2011. Education: 3rd Grade at West Hill School, Rocky Hill. Other: Ethan’s favorite sport is baseball and dreams of playing professionally one day.

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ELIZA POLUKHIN CLAIRE

Hartford Stage: Debut. Theatre: Ebeneeza, Witches. Education/Training: Dance with Alla Nikitina and Boris Gershman of Premier Dance, Hartt’s ballet school, piano with Vera Kushner, John Casablanca Modeling and Acting Center. Other: 6th grader at Renbrook.

ANKIT ROY CIDER CHILD | IGNORANCE

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol. Theatre: Once On This Island (August 2012, CAST Children’s Theatre, Manchester); Three Billy Goats Gruff (East Hartford, August 2010). Education/ Training: Second Grade, Windermere School, Ellington. Other: Dance performance at Milan India Festival, Hartford, Sept 2011.

ALEKSEI SANDALS BOY SCROOGE | FRED’S PARTY

Hartford Stage: Debut. Theatre: Original cast of Yes, Virginia, The Musical (Stagedoor Manor); Godspell Jr., The Music Man Jr., Aladdin Kids, Guys and Dolls Jr., Babes in Toyland Jr., Fiddler on the Roof Jr., Willy Wonka Jr., Seussical The Musical Jr. (C.A.S.T. Children’s Theater); Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas Jr. (iTheatrics Summer Workshop, NYC). Education: Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts: Fiddler on the Roof Jr., Bye Bye Birdie, Aladdin Kids. Training: Tap, Hip Hop (Northstar Dance Academy); Voice (Summit Studios). TV Commercial: Companions & Homemakers.

BRANDON SZEP BOY SCROOGE | FRED’S PARTY

Hartford Stage: Debut. Theatre: Home For The Holidays, Sound of Music, Oliver, Seussical, Teddy and Alice, Bye Bye Birdie. Television: Boardwalk Empire (HBO). Training: Voice with Julia Mendelsohn of NYC; Jazz/Tap/Acrobatics with Dance Molinari of NYC; Acting with Denise Simon of NYC.

FRED THORNLEY IV TINY TIM

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol. Theatre: Carousel (Goodspeed Opera House). Education/Training: Second grade at Noah Webster Micro Society Magnet School, Hartford. Awards: Citizen of the Month September 2010, Employee of the Month 2011. Other: Actively enrolled Hartt School of Dance Community Division Tap Program.

TILDEN WILDER CIDER CHILD | IGNORANCE

Hartford Stage: Debut. Education/Training: Tap and Hip Hop with Cindy Williams of New England Dance and Gymnastics.

JOHN HENRY WENZ SCHOOL BOY

Hartford Stage: Debut. Film: Wrote, produced and directed Party Crashers. Other: Member of Holy Family Monastery Children’s Choir; Third grader at Smith School in West Hartford; enjoys playing hockey and baseball, sailing, reading and making movies.

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MICHAEL WILSON ADAPTOR & ORIGINAL DIRECTION

Michael Wilson’s version of A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas is enjoying its 15th holiday season at Hartford Stage, where he was Artistic Director for 13 years, from 1998 to 2011. His script premiered in 1990 at Houston’s Alley Theatre where it is now in its 17th season; it is also entering its 9th season at Washington D.C’s Ford’s Theatre. Dramatists Play Service published his adaptation in 2009. In 2010, Wilson received Drama Desk and Outer Critics Awards for his direction of Horton Foote’s three-part epic The Orphans’ Home Cycle. On Broadway, he has directed the Tony nominated Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Dividing the Estate, Enchanted April, and Roundabout’ Theatre Company’s revival of John Van Druten’s Old Acquaintance. His Off-Broadway credits include Eve Ensler’s Necessary Targets and Foote’s The Carpetbagger’s Children (both transfers of Hartford Stage premiere productions); Chris Shinn’s Picked and What Didn’t Happen; and Tennessee Williams’ The Red Devil Battery Sign and The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore. His Off-Broadway revival of Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama Talley’s Folly begins performances in February 2013 at RTC’s Laura Pels Theatre.

MAXWELL WILLIAMS DIRECTOR | ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Prior to his appointment as Associate Artistic Director, Maxwell Williams served as Resident Director for 3 seasons at Hartford Stage, where he has directed productions of Boeing-Boeing, The 39 Steps and Dying City, numerous readings and workshops, and remounts the theater’s annual production of A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas. Mr. Williams’ directing credits include world premieres and revivals at theaters across the country, including 59E59 Theatres, the Bank St. Theatre, Cleveland Play House, Capital Repertory Theatre, Chance Theater, Workshop Theater Company, and Monomoy Theater, as well as work for the Pasadena Playhouse, Paper Mill Playhouse, Primary Stages, and the Alley Theatre, Houston. He served as associate director for the Broadway production of Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate, as well as Foote’s 9-play epic The Orphans’ Home Cycle (Hartford Stage and Signature Theatre), and has assistant directed on Broadway, for Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theater Club, Lincoln Center Theater, Philadelphia Theatre Company and the American Repertory Theatre. A member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and Directors Lab West, he has been adjunct faculty or visiting artist at NYU, Trinity College, Mt. Holyoke College and the Hartt School, University of Hartford, from which he graduated with honors in the inaugural class of the Theatre Division.

HOPE CLARKE CHOREOGRAPHER

Hartford Stage: Resurrection, The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue, Rough Crossing, A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas, ...Love, Langston, The Colored Museum, Spunk. Broadway: A Free Man of Color (Lincoln Center); Caroline, or Change, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Tempest (also done in Central Park), West Side Story, Grind, Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope, Purlie, Hallelujah, Baby!. Off-Broadway: The Reckoning, House of Flowers, One Last Look, Othello, A Raisin in The Sun, Dark of The Moon. International: National Theatre: Caroline, or Change. Regional: Alliance Theater: Jesus Christ Superstar; Barrington Stage and Pioneer Theatre: South Pacific, Mack and Mabel; Lyric Opera: Amistad; Delacorte Theatre: The Tempest.

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Regional/director: Duke Theater Showcase: In Gathering; The Multi Series at York Theatre: Hallelujah, Baby! Dance: soloist: Katherine Dunham Company, Talley Beatty, Louis Johnson; Principal dancer: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Television: New York Undercover, Law & Order. Honors: Tony nomination, best choreography for Jelly’s Last Jam; Drama-Logue Award, Joseph Calloway Award and NAACP Image award for the same piece; first black director and choreographer to do a major tour of Porgy & Bess and the Dance Jazz version for Dallas Black Theatre.

TONY STRAIGES SCENIC DESIGN

Hartford Stage: Designs include Noises Off!, Summer and Smoke, The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue, Rough Crossing, Enchanted April, A Christmas Carol–A Ghost Story of Christmas. Theatre: Has designed for Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional theaters across the country. Has designed for Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the Royal Swedish Ballet. Recent Designs include: Much Ado About Nothing (Two River Theater Company); Shipwrecked (People’s Light & Theatre Company). Currently Designing: Chrysallis, a new musical based on the life and work of Maria Sibylla Merian, daughter of the celebrated Swiss engraver Matthäus Merian the Elder. She is regarded as the founder of German Entomology, the scientific study of insects.

ZACK BROWN COSTUME DESIGN

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas. Broadway: Tony Awardwinning revival of On Your Toes (Scenery & Costumes). Regional: Arena Stage: The Importance of Being Earnest, Candide, Of Thee I Sing, Animal Crackers, Tales From The Vienna Woods, On The Town, Twelfth Night, Arcadia; Kennedy Center: Don Quixote; Circle In The Square: 14 productions including Suddenly Last Summer, Salome (American Theatre Wing nom., set), Tartuffe (filmed for PBS, Drama Desk nom.), The Importance of Being Earnest (Tony nom.), St. Joan (Drama Desk nom., costumes), The Night of the Iguana, Devil’s Disciple, Loose Ends. Opera Company credits: Washington Opera: Principal Designer (42 productions from 1979 to 1994, scenery and costumes); Santa Fe; San Francisco: La Gioconda (two Emmy Awards); Metropolitan Opera: Rigoletto; New York City Opera; Houston Grand Opera. Ballet credits: American Ballet Theatre; Milwaukee Ballet; Atlanta Ballet; Hamburg Ballet; Hamburg Staatsoper: On The Town (Scenery & Costumes). Education: University of Notre Dame, Yale School of Drama.

ROBERT WIERZEL LIGHTING DESIGN

Hartford Stage: Divine Rivalry, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Scene, Edgardo Mine, Constant Star, Macbeth, A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas, Happy Days, Loot, Romeo & Juliet, Arms and The Man, Morocco, The Stick Wife, Pericles, On The Verge, The Mystery Plays. Broadway: FELA! a new musical; David Copperfield’s Dreams and Nightmares; Roundabout Theatre: Deep Blue Sea. London: FELA!, National Theatre. Other credits: NYSF; MCC Theatre; Signature Theatre Company; Mostly Mozart Festival. Regional: A.C.T. (San Francisco); Westport Country Playhouse; Arena Stage; Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Shakespeare Theatre DC; Long Wharf; Goodman Theatre; The Guthrie; Mark Taper Forum and the Berkley Rep, among others. Opera: Productions with the opera companies of Paris (Garnier); Tokyo;

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Toronto; Boston; San Diego; San Francisco; Houston; Washington; Seattle; Virginia; Chicago; Glimmerglass and New York City Opera among others. Dance: numerous collaborations with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (26 years). Future: In development for Superfly and Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, both new musicals. Education: MFA/ Yale School of Drama. Adjunct faculty/ NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

JOHN GROMADA ORIGINAL MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN

Hartford Stage: Original Music and sound for many productions. Highlights include: The Crucible, Divine Rivalry, The Orphans’ Home Cycle,  To Kill a Mockingbird, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore,Camino Real, Enchanted April,, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Macbeth, others. Broadway: Original scores for more than thirty productions including The Best Man, Seminar,  Clybourne Park, The Columnist, Man and Boy, Next Fall,  Dividing the Estate, Proof, Prelude to a Kiss, A Bronx Tale,  Well, Rabbit Hole, A Streetcar Named Desire, Twelve Angry Men, Sight Unseen and A Few Good Men. Other NY: My Name is Asher Lev, The Orphans’ Home Cycle,  Shipwrecked!, The Singing Forest, Streamers, The Screwtape Letters, Pig Farm,  Small Tragedy, many others; Public Theater: Measure for Measure, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Tartuffe- all at the Delacorte; and The Singing Forest,  The Skriker, Machinal, and The Swan, others. Regional: More than 300 productions at leading theatres here and abroad. Television: The Interrogators. Awards: 3 Drama Desks,  Henry Hewes, Lucille Lortel, Obie, Eddy, Drama-Logue, NEA Opera Music Theatre Fellowship, Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, ASCAP awards. Other: More info and at www.johngromada.com. Music and ringtones from the this show available at itunes.

GILLIAN LANE-PLESCIA   DIALECT COACH 

Hartford Stage: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Divine Rivalry, The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Bay at Nice, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Edgardo Mine, The Carpetbagger’s Children, The Glass Menagerie, DollHouse, Rough Crossing, The Clearing, A Christmas Carol, A Streetcar Named Desire. Broadway: War Horse, Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Off-Broadway: Howard Katz, A Christmas Carol (at Madison Square Garden with F. Murray Abraham and with Jim Dale), Homebody/Kabul, The Misanthrope, Beautiful Thing. Public Theater: Kit Marlowe. Acting Company: Jane Eyre. National Tour: War Horse. Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville; Alley Theatre; American Players Theatre; Arena Stage; Banff Center for Fine Arts; Bay Street Theatre; CenterStage Baltimore; Guthrie Theater; George Street Playhouse; Goodman Theatre; Goodspeed Opera; Huntington Theatre; Long Wharf Theatre; McCarter Theatre; Milwaukee Repertory Theatre; NJ Shakespeare; Steppenwolf Theatre; Seattle Repertory Theatre; Shakespeare Theatre DC; TheatreWorks; Yale Rep; Canadian Stage Company; Lyric Opera of Chicago. Teaching: Juilliard School, Other: Series of self-instruction dialect CD for actors, used worldwide. Education: Royal Academy of Music Diploma (Speech and Drama); MA, Theater, Florida State University.

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KEN CLARK MUSIC DIRECTOR

Hartford Stage: The Orphans’ Home Cycle, Our Town, A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas. Regional: Connecticut Repertory Theatre: over 100 productions since 1979. Recent: Pippin, Spring Awakening, Wizard of Oz, Always Patsy Cline. Upcoming: How to Succeed, Hairspray. Other credits: University of Connecticut, lecturer in Class Piano.

AARON BLACK ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER

Aaron Black’s collection of work runs the gamut of disciplines from lighting design for dance, theatre and opera to production design and art direction for film and television to thematic large-scale design for leading family amusement parks. Lighting Design: New York: Three Sisters, Supreme Tartuffe,  Black Nativty,  King Lear, Waiting For Godot, Funnyhouse Of A Negro, Trojan Women, Mother Courage And Her Children, Dream On Monkey Mountain, Hecuba, The World Premiere Of Almost Blue, No Common Thread, Open Field, Pink, Crooked, Soar Like An Eagle, Alarm Will Sound at Carnegie Hall. Regional: American Repertory Theater, Two River Theater Company, Repertory Theater of St, Louis, Orthwein Theatre Company, Warehouse Repertory Theatre. Opera:  Portland Opera, Royal Opera House, New York City Opera, Bard Summerscape, Glimmerglass Opera, Montreal Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Minnesota Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, Opera Bilbao, Virginia Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Omaha, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Boston.  Production Designer/Art Director: MTV Video Music Awards, From The Top on PBS, The New York City 9/11 Commemorations for the Mayor’s Office of New York City, 9-11 Memorial Opening, VH-1 Storytellers,  Dateline on NBC, WNBC, Today Show, MSNBC, Fuse, MTV, VH1 Storytellers, NBC, CMT. Upcoming:  Virginia Opera, Portland Opera, New York City Opera, CMT- Artist of the Year, NBC Today Show. Awards:  5 Audelco Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre, Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Outstanding Lighting Design, IRNE Award Nomination for Outstanding Lighting Design, Lucille Lortell Award for Outstanding Lighting Design, Art Director’s Guild Award Nomination for Outstanding Production Design, Daytime Emmy Award Nomination Outstanding Production Design and Art Direction.  Teaching: Adjunct Professor NYU Tisch School of the Arts Department of Design for Stage and Film, Guest Lecturer, NYU, Fordham University. Education: Certificate from the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts in California,  Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Conservatory for Performing Arts at Webster University in Saint Louis and a Master of Fine Arts from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Member: United Scenic Artists Local 829, Art Director’s Guild.

ROBERT W. HENDERSON, JR. ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol. Recent: credits include Race (TheatreWorks, Hartford); Khmeropedies I & II, CT, NY, Amsterdam; Mary’s Wedding and Tazewell Thompson’s A Christmas Carol (Westport Country Playhouse); Dracula, The Laramie Project, I Am My Own Wife, among others (Theatre Three, NY); Associate Designer for the Permanent Exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America, NY; Lighting Designer - Tiffany & Co. New York Flagship display windows and Barneys New York Flagship display windows; Van Cleef & Arpels 2010 Christmas windows, NY; and, select Harry Winston display windows. Worked on the international premiere of the new opera Where Elephants Weep presented in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Education: MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Department of Design.

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DERRIC HARRIS DANCE COACH

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas. Broadway: A Free Man Of Color, Dance Of The Vampires, Kiss Me, Kate. 1st National Tours: Fosse, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Off-Broadway: Purlie, Tenderloin, House of Flowers and On A Clear Day.....( all at City Center Encores!); Paul Robeson: All American, Much Ado About Nothing, The Little Rock 9. Regional: Jimmy in Dreamgirls, Man 1 in The Colored Museum, Spunk, Master Harold and the Boys, Sizwe Bansi Is Dead, God Is So Good, Boogie, ich habe dich sehr lieb...a work in progress, Elergies, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. Film and Television: One Life To Live, All My Children, As the World Turns, Rodney, Thieves and Liars.

MARTIN LECHNER PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER

Hartford Stage: A Christmas Carol—A Ghost Story of Christmas. Regional: Worked numerous shows at various regional theatres including: Weston Playhouse, American Repertory Theatre, Boston; The Shakespeare Theatre, DC; New Jersey Shakespeare Festival; Alley Theatre, Houston; La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego, CA. Education: University Of California, San Diego. Other: Extensive touring, including national tours—Jolson: The Musical, Cinderella, Blast 2: Shockwave, classical touring theatre—The Acting Company, American Repertory Theatre musical review shows, dance pieces, and cultural shows from China and Japan.

ROBYN M. ZALEWSKI ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER

Hartford Stage: Assistant Stage Manager for The Whipping Man, The Crucible, Gem of the Ocean. Production Assistant for Divine Rivalry, A Christmas Carol, Antony & Cleopatra, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Gee’s Bend, Noises Off, Dying City, Brand:NEW 2007. Regional: New London Barn Playhouse, Northern Stage, St. Michael’s Playhouse. Other: Much love to my friends and family for helping me get where I am today & loving me all along the way!

ELIZABETH WILLIAMSON DRAMATURG

Prior to joining Hartford Stage as Senior Dramaturg and Director of New Play Development, Elizabeth Williamson was Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager at Pioneer Theatre Company, where her dramatugy credits included The Tempest, Rent, Hamlet, Our Town, and the world premieres of Wendy MacLeod’s Find and Sign, Bess Wohl’s Touch(ed) and Bess Wohl’s In as part of the New Plays Initiative, which she founded. She has developed new work with Brooke Berman, Sheila Callaghan, Kyle Jarrow, Wendy MacLeod, Brighde Mullins, Dan O’Brien, Dominique Serrand and Steve Epp, Bess Wohl, Lauren Yee, and Mary Zimmerman. She’s worked around the country at many theatres and opera companies, including About Face Theatre, the American Conservatory Theater, Aurora Theatre, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Berkeley Rep’s School of Theatre, Berkshire Opera, Court Theatre, HERE Arts Center, the La Jolla Playhouse, Lorin Maazel’s Castleton Festival, Steppenwolf, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Education: BA, Bennington College; Master’s, Oxford University; trained at the École Jacques Lecoq & with Complicite. She received a 2007 NEA Fellowship in Literary Translation and is a member the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.

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ABOUT HARTFORD STAGE

DARKO TRESNJAK ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF HARTFORD STAGE

Darko Tresnjak is the fifth Artistic Director for Hartford Stage. Last season, he directed The Tempest and Bell, Book and Candle. He was the Artistic Director of the Old Globe Shakespeare Festival in San Diego from 2004 to 2009. His directing credits at the Old Globe include Cyrano de Bergerac, Coriolanus, The Women, The Pleasure of His Company, All’s Well That Ends Well, Bell, Book and Candle, Hamlet, Titus Andronicus, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Winter’s Tale, A Comedy of Errors, Antony and Cleopatra, The Two Noble Kinsmen, and Pericles. He received four awards from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle: for outstanding direction of Cyrano de Bergerac, The Winter’s Tale, and Pericles and for Excellence in Artistic Direction. In 2011, Tresnjak directed Titus Andronicus at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada, City of Angels for Goodspeed Musicals, and his acclaimed production of The Merchant of Venice, featuring F. Murray Abraham as Shylock, completed a national tour. The production originated in 2007 at Theatre for a New Audience and transferred to the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of their Complete Works Festival. Tresnjak’s directing career began at the Williamstown Theatre Festival where over eight seasons he directed The Skin of Our Teeth, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Love of Three Oranges, Princess Turandot, The Blue Demon, The Winter’s Tale, Moving Picture, and Under Milk Wood. He has also directed at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, Theatre for a New Audience, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Vineyard Theatre Company, and Blue Light Theater Company. From 2002-2004 he was Director in Residence at Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company where his productions included What the Butler Saw, Heartbreak House, and Amphitryon. Tresnjak recently directed Der Zwerg, Der Zerbrochene Krug, and Die Vögel for Los Angeles Opera, the inaugural productions of their acclaimed Recovered Voices cycle. The productions were released last fall on DVD/Blu-Ray by Arthaus Musik. He has also directed at Opera Theater of Saint Louis, Florida Grand Opera, Sarasota Opera, and Virginia Opera. Connecticut audiences will know Tresnjak’s work from Goodspeed Musicals where he directed Carnival, Amour, and A Little Night Music; Long Wharf Theatre where he directed Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead; and Westport Country Playhouse where he directed Hay Fever and Princess Turandot. Tresnjak grew up in Yugoslavia, the United States and Poland. He was educated at Swarthmore College and Columbia University and became an American citizen shortly after graduation. Between college and graduate school, he studied at the Martha Graham School, performed with numerous Philadelphia dance and theatre companies, and toured across the United States and Japan with Mum Puppettheatre. He is the recipient of grants from Theatre Communications Group, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Alan Schneider Award for Directing Excellence.

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MICHAEL STOTTS MANAGING DIRECTOR

Michael Stotts is in his seventh season as Managing Director of Hartford Stage. Recent accomplishments include an $11 Million Capital and Endowment Campaign, and the renovation and expansion of the Stage’s theatre facility. In 2010, in partnership with Michael Wilson, he produced Horton Foote’s The Orphans’ Home Cycle which won the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, among others. During his three-year tenure as Managing Director at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Mr. Stotts produced a significant number of new plays including works by Paula Vogel, Craig Lucas, James Lapine and Julia Cho, among others. Sixteen Wounded by Eliam Kraiem moved to Broadway in 2004, and Cho’s BFE and Lapine’s Fran’s Bed with Mia Farrow subsequently transferred to Off-Broadway’s Playwrights Horizons. Prior to Long Wharf he served as Managing Director at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and for nine years he served in the same capacity at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison, New Jersey, where he successfully initiated and managed a $7.5 million capital campaign to build the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, which opened in 1998. Mr. Stotts began his professional career at the Manhattan Theatre Club where he served in a number of management capacities from 1986–1990. Mr. Stotts currently serves on the boards of Hartford Performs, The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation and Billings Forge Community Works. He was a co-founder and President of the Connecticut Arts Alliance, a statewide arts advocacy organization; he continues to serve on that board as well. In New Jersey, Mr. Stotts served as Chairman of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance and served on the board of ArtPride New Jersey. In 2005, Mr. Stotts was honored with a Distinguished Advocate Award from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, and in 2011 he received the Commission’s Elizabeth L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship.

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ABOUT HARTFORD STAGE

Now in its 49th season, Hartford Stage is one of the nation’s leading resident theatres, known internationally for producing classics, provocative new plays and musicals, and neglected works from the past. In 2011, Darko Tresnjak became the fifth artistic director to lead Hartford Stage. That same year, the theatre presented the World Premiere of Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Pulitzer Prizewinning play Water by the Spoonful. Hartford Stage has earned many of the nation’s most Johanna Morrison and Bill Raymond in distinguished awards, including a Tony Award A Christmas Carol–A Ghost Story of Christmas. Photo by T. Charles Erickson. for Outstanding Regional Theatre, the Margo Jones Award for Development of New Works, OBIE awards, two New York Critics Circle Awards, a Dramatists Guild/CBS Award and an Elliot Norton Award. Founded in 1963 by Jacques Cartier, Hartford Stage began in a former grocery store warehouse on Kinsley Street. On April 1, 1964, Othello, directed by Cartier, opened the theatre. Paul Weidner, who assumed leadership of the theatre in 1968, oversaw its move to its present home—the 489-seat John W. Huntington Theatre, designed by Robert Venturi. Mark Lamos became Artistic Director in 1980, bringing international recognition to Hartford Stage with explorations of the great works of dramatic literature. Michael Wilson became artistic director in 1998, devoting the theatre’s resources to the works of Tennessee Williams and Horton Foote, and launching the Brand:NEW Festival and the annual production of A Christmas Carol. Over 320 new productions have been seen at Hartford Stage, including 64 world or American premieres by such authors as Edward Albee, Kia Corthron, Christopher Durang, Eve Ensler, Horton Foote, Beth Henley, Israel Horowitz, William Luce, Vladimir Nabakov, Theresa Rebeck, Jose Rivera, Edwin Sánchez, Alfred Uhry and Tennessee Williams. The theatre’s reputation extends beyond Hartford across Connecticut, the nation and the world. Hartford Stage’s production of Edward Albee’s All Over was aired nationally on the PBS series “Theater in America.” In 1988, Hartford Stage participated in an exchange with Moscow’s Pushkin Theatre, the first between an American and a Soviet theatre. Most recently, the theatre has sent productions of Enchanted April and Our Country’s Good to Broadway, The Orphans’ Home Cycle, Tiny Alice, Necessary Targets, The Carpetbaggers Children and Tea at Five to Off-Broadway, and touring productions to Cleveland, Houston, Cambridge, Los Angeles, Montreal and Paris. From its inception, Hartford Stage has maintained strong community partnerships, educational programs and humanities initiatives. Through collaborations with the Artists Collective, the City of Hartford, HUD, NCCJ, the University of Hartford, Trinity College, Hartford Seminary, World Affairs Council and schools across the state, the theatre provides exceptional educational, scholarly, and artistic experiences for Connecticut residents of all ages, including classes, workshops and discussions, as well as services for the hearing and visually impaired. In 2005, Hartford Stage was awarded The Hartford Courant’s Tapestry Award, recognizing its work in diversity.

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ABOUT HARTFORD STAGE

Aetna New Voices Fellow: Matthew Lopez A season-long engagement, the Aetna New Voices Fellowship provides an artistic home for important playwrights of color to develop work and become involved in the ongoing life of Greater Hartford. The residency includes working with Hartford Stage’s education department, advancing community development, and the commissioning of a new work, as well as a series of readings and workshops throughout the year. The 2012–13 Fellow is playwright Matthew Lopez, author of this past season’s The Whipping Man. Since its New York premiere last year in a sold-out, extended run at Manhattan Theatre Club, Matthew Matthew Lopez Lopez’s The Whipping Man has become one of the most widely produced new American plays in recent seasons. For this production, Mr. Lopez was awarded the John Gassner Playwriting Award from the Outer Critics Circle. His play Somewhere premiered last year at The Old Globe under the direction of Giovanna Sardelli and will be re-mounted in January 2013 at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto. Other works include Reverberation, The Legend of Georgia McBride and The Sentinels, which premiered last year in London. He is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect, a past member of the Ars Nova Play Group and a recent artist-in-residence at the Old Globe. He is currently writing a commissioned play for Roundabout Theatre Company as well as a new musical with singer/songwriter Spencer Day. Past Aetna New Voices Fellows Quiara Alegría Hudes

Past Fellows include Quiara Alegría Hudes (2008-09) who won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Water by the Spoonful, produced at Hartford Stage this past season; and Daniel Beaty (2007-08), author of Breath & Imagination—The Story of Roland Hayes, which will be produced at Hartford Stage in January. Marking its eighth year as the sole funder of this essential program, Aetna, Inc., builds healthy communities by promoting volunteerism, forming partnerships, and funding initiatives to improve the quality of life for its employees and customers.

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The Hartt School/Hartford Stage Partnership in Training Now in its seventh year, The Hartt School/Hartford Stage Partnership in Training offers a unique alliance of an undergraduate acting conservatory program and a respected professional theatre— one of only two such collaborations in the country. This partnership helps ensure that acting students at the Hartt School receive rigorous training and bring their skills, imagination and intellect to the demands of a professional theatre setting. Hartford Stage staff and guest artists lead classes and workshops and faculty and students appear in Hartford Stage productions. Hartt students have been seen in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Noises Off!, To Kill a Mockingbird, the Brand:NEW Festival of New Work, Antony & Cleopatra, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Crucible and The Tempest. The University of Massachusetts Graduate Internships at Hartford Stage Linking one of the most respected graduate programs in theatre with the Tony Award-winning Hartford Stage, the University of Massachusetts Graduate Internships give Master of Fine Arts students in design, directing and dramaturgy the opportunity to work alongside the country’s most exciting artists. The Graduate Internships provide a valuable professional testing ground for students and are a natural complement to the practical, hands-on approach of UMass’ graduate program. In turn, Hartford Stage is enriched by the participation of the next generation of theatre artists. UMass students have worked on Boeing-Boeing, Zerline’s Tale, Gee’s Bend, Motherhood Out Loud, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Snow Falling on Cedars, The 39 Steps, the Brand:NEW Festival of New Work and Hedda Gabler. From Top: Hartt School student Ben Cole in The Tempest. • Nafe Katter and Hartt School student Douglas Lyons in To Kill a Mockingbird. • Hartt Students Kendra Underwood and Michael Gregory in Antony & Cleopatra.

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H A R T F O R D S TA G E B O A R D O F D I R E C T O R S

OFFICERS Jill Adams* President Nadine Francis West* Sue Ann Collins* Vice President Treasurer

David R. Jimenez* Secretary

GOVERNING DIRECTORS John Alves Lois Anderson R. Kelley Bonn* Michele B. Bush Kimberley L. Byrd* Marla J. Byrnes* Susan J. Copeland Richard G. Costello* Robert J. Crowder Sonya D. Dockett Joseph E. Fortuna Jerry Franklin Michael Grunberg Renata Hayes* Jeffrey S. Hoffman* Robert V. Lally Katherine Lambert Roger Loeb John B. Lynch, Jr. Alan Mattamana Judith C. Meyers Marjorie E. Morrissey Eric D. Ort Charlie Ortiz Esther A. Pryor Michael D. Nicastro* Wilfred R. Noel Robert A. Penney* Tom Richards Barbara Rubin John L. Sennott, Jr. Bruce Simons* Ileen Swerdloff Judith E. Thompson Brooke Whittemore* John H.P. Wheat Linda Cheverton Wick Patty Willis LIFE DIRECTORS Maxwell M. Belding Arnold C. Greenberg Beverly P. Greenberg Belle K. Ribicoff Anne H. Rudder Linda Fisher Silpe HONORARY DIRECTORS Margaret B. Amstutz David Carson Sara Marcy Cole George L. Estes III Susan G. Fisher Andrew M. Fleischmann George A. Ingram* Michael D. Lipton Prudence Robertson Elsa Daspin Suisman Michael Suisman Allan B. Taylor Sherwood S. Willard PAST PRESIDENTS Joel B. Alvord Paul L. Bourdeau* David W. Clark, Jr. Ellsworth Davis+ Elliot F. Gerson Thomas J. Groark, Jr. John W. Huntington+ Walter Harrison David M. Klein* Edward Lane-Reticker+ Janet M. Larsen Thomas D. Lips Scott McAlister+ Tuck Miller Christina B. Ripple* Deanna Sue Sucsy Jennifer Smith Turner Peter R. Wilde+ EX OFFICIO DIRECTORS Darko Tresnjak Michael Stotts Artistic Director Managing Director John B. Larson Dannel P. Malloy Pedro E. Segarra Congressional Representative Governor, State of Connecticut Mayor, City of Hartford 1st District of Connecticut *Members of the Executive Commitee

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Darko Tresnjak Artistic Director*

Michael Stotts Managing Director

(*position permanently endowed by Janet S. Suisman)

ARTISTIC Maxwell Williams,

Associate Artistic Director

Elizabeth Williamson, Senior

Dramaturg/Director of New Play Development Harriette Holmes, Executive Assitant to the Artistic and Managing Directors Matthew Lopez, Aetna New Voices Fellow Writers Currently Under Commission:

Luis Alfaro, Marcus Gardley, Will Power, Craig Wright. EDUCATION Jennifer Roberts, Director of Education Nina Pinchin, Associate Director of Education

Robert Reader,

Education Programs Manager

Aurelia Clunie,

Education Programs Associate

Chelsea Caplan,

Education Sales Coordinator

Hunter Parker, Ayla Kapiloff, Resident Teaching Artists

GENERAL MANAGEMENT Emily Van Scoy, General Manager Stacie J. Snyder, Assistant General Manager

FINANCE Michael P. Sandner, Director of Finance Peggy O’Toole, Bookkeeper PRODUCTION Bryan T. Holcombe, Production Manager

Properties Todd R. Kulik, Properties Manager Sydney Schatz, Properties Artisan Lighting Aaron Hochheiser, Master Electrician Jennifer M. Philp,

Assistant Master Electrician Cazimir Bzdyra, Light Board Operator

Sound Michael Miceli, Audio/Video Supervisor Hunter Spoede, Audio/Video Engineer DEVELOPMENT John Bourdeaux, Director of Development Kera Jewett, Annual Fund Manager Christina Leone, Development Operations Administrator Kristen Mauro, Events Manager Allison Whitehall, Grants Manager

MARKETING, SALES & COMMUNICATIONS David Henderson, Director of

Marketing, Sales & Communications Todd M. Brandt, Associate Director of Marketing, Sales & Communications

Taylor G. Benedum,

Graphic Designer & Brand Manager Tim Kendrick, Data Services Manager Marni K. Lewis, Community Engagement & Promotions Manager

Charles MacNaughton, Digital Media Manager

Audra Lynn Tanguay, Public Relations Manager

Andy Palmer,

Charlie Seidenberg,

Aidan O’Reilly,

T. Charles Erickson,

Associate Production Manager Company Manager

Arielle Goldstein, Kelly Hardy, Production Assistants

Set Construction & Scenic Art Aaron D. Bleck, Technical Director Mike Beschta, Assistant Technical Director Samantha Beschta, Master Carpenter Christopher Nelson, Tina LaPonte, Ian Sweeney, Carpenters Curt Tomczyk, Charge Scenic Artist Carrie Peters, Stage Carpenter

National Press Representative Company Photographer

Sales Center Joe Frederick, Director of Sales Darlene Herrick,

Administrative Assistant / Sales Representative Sales Center Representatives:

Lyndsey Butler, Mike Davirro, Todd Merrill, Linda Young

House Management Lew Michaels,

Associate Director of Theatre Operations

Alicia Catania, House Manager House Operations Staff:

Bruce Catania, Sam Chiasson, Joan Conceison-Ouellette, Shauna Farris, Antonio Giovannucci, Lindsey Hoffman, Jackie Krupa, Elizabeth Malvo, Andrew Mentus, Kelly Mentus, Cady Michaels, Tanya Rivera VOLUNTEER ADVISORY BOARD Ann Cooke, President Michael Brezel, Carol DurantHoltzclaw, Martha Schwartz, Sandy Weston, Gayle Barrett, Jill Dugs, Doug Cooke, Charlie Moret 2012–2013 APPRENTICES Chelsea Stanley, Arts Administration James Will McBride, Artistic Lee Dumas, Costumes Crystal Schewe, Education Sarah Moon, Marketing Kait Stinchcomb, Production Management Casey Grambo, Props Nathalie Schlosser, Scenic Arts FOR THIS PRODUCTION Run Crew:

Alexandra ‘Sasha’ Wahl, Sara Morand, Bill Collins, Jamie Steffen, Darren Alley, Melissa Mielert, Matt Hennessey, Dominique Everett Casting BINDER CASTING Jay Binder, CSA Jack Bowdan, CSA Mark Brandon, CSA Jason Styres RENOVATION ARCHITECT Mitchell Kurtz Architect PC

Patron Services Panagiota Kanavaros,

Audience Services Manager

Costumes & Wardrobe Matthew Smart, Costume Shop Manager Britt Watts, Costume Shop Assistant B.W. Sellers, Draper Pat Van Horn, First Hand SB Parks, Costume Crafts Julia Bowers, Wardrobe Supervisor Brittany Hartman,

Liz Paradis,

Assistant Audence Services Manager Katya Collazo, Box Office Supervisor Customer Service Representatives:

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ANNUAL CONTRIBUTORS

2012-13 SEASON PRODUCTION SPONSORS A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER PRINCIPAL PRODUCTION SUPPORT

The Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving PRODUCTION SPONSORS

The Cheryl Chase and Stuart Bear Family Foundation Rodgers & Hammerstein Foundation BREATH & IMAGINATION— THE STORY OF ROLAND HAYES PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

Travelers PRODUCTION SPONSOR

Robinson & Cole, LLP

PRODUCTION SPONSORS

Bank of America The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation ABUNDANCE ASSISTING PRODUCTION SPONSOR

The Saunders Foundation TWELFTH NIGHT ASSISTING PRODUCTION SPONSOR

Federman, Lally & Remis, LLC Twelfth Night is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest

2012-13 SEASON CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP CHARTER MEMBERS

Fairview Capital The Seedlings Foundation

The Barnes Group Insurity True Benefit

Breath & Imagination is a receipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award

2012-13 SEASON RESTAURANT PARTNERS

ASSISTING PRODUCTION SPONSORS

MAN IN A CASE PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

United Technologies Corporation PRINCIPAL PRODUCTION SUPPORT

The Estate of Cynthia Kellogg Barrington

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AETNA NEW VOICES FELLOWSHIP Aetna Foundation, Inc.

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Adams & Knight The Edgerton Foundation The Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving The John and Kelly Hartman Foundation Rodgers & Hammerstein Foundation The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY OUTREACH MAJOR SPONSORS Aetna Inc. The Barnes Foundation Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving as recommended by Beatrice Koopman Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving as recommended by Harry Solomon Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving as recommended by Linda and David Glickstein The J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc. Greater Hartford Arts Council Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Lincoln Financial Group SBM Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Travelers Foundation Wells Fargo

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SUPPORTING SPONSORS Aaron and Simon Hollander Funds Bluestone Foundation Ensworth Charitable Foundation Enterprise Holdings Foundation Fisher Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. William Foulds Family Foundation The Ellen Jeanne Goldfarb Memorial Charitable Trust Greater Hartford Automobile Dealers Association The George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation NewAlliance Foundation Inc. McDonald Family Trust TD Bank Connecticut

OPERATING AND CAPITAL SUPPORT

Acorn Alcinda Foundation, Inc. The William H. and Rosanna T. Andrulat Charitable Foundation Bank of America BlumShapiro City of Hartford Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development DISH Bar and Grill Greater Hartford Arts Council Hartford Foundation for Public Giving The Hartford Stage Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving The Burton & Phyllis Hoffman Foundation, Inc. The Hugh M. Joseloff and Helen H. Joseloff Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Worth and Louise Loomis Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving The Katharine K. McLane and Henry R. McLane Charitable Trust The Shubert Foundation, Inc. The Travelers Companies, Inc. The Alexander M. and Catherine Maus Wright Charitable Trust

Minuteman Press Louis Palmer Temple Street Townhouses Wadsworth Atheneum

MATCHING GIFTS Many corporations, or their affiliated foundations, encourage support of Hartford Stage by matching their employees’ contributions, or making gifts in recognition of their employees’ volunteer activities with Hartford Stage. We applaud them for their philanthropic policies that have benefitted the theatre. ACTEX Publications Aetna Foundation, Inc. Allied World Assurance Company America’s Charities Amica Companies Foundation AT&T Foundation Matching Gift Program Bank of America CIGNA Corporation Covidien Dominion Foundation General Mills Foundation IBM Corporation ING Foundation Pfizer Incorporated Prudential Foundation The Travelers Foundation Truist United Technologies Corporation

MEDIA SPONSORS LIFE Publishing Lite 1005. WRCH 96.5 TIC FM WTIC-AM 1080

PREFERRED CARRIER

IN-KIND SUPPORT Jill Adams & Bill Knight Amtrak Angie Augustinas Paul L. Bourdeau Joyce Cohen Sebastian Dunn Robert Garrey Sharon McLaughlin Gowen/ Community Solutions Hilton Hartford George & Helen Ingram David & Jan Klein Roger Loeb, Allan S. Goodman, Inc The Lofts at Main & Temple Gay Lustig

OFFICIAL HOST HOTEL

GENERAL COUNSEL

Day Pitney LLP MacDermid, Reynolds & Glissman, P.C. Pepe & Hazard LLP Robinson & Cole LLP

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Hartford Stage depends on the generosity of thousands of individuals and families each year. It is with immense gratitude that we recognize the following donors to the 2012 and 2013 annual campaigns.

OVATION SOCIETY PRODUCER ($25,000+) Bill Knight & Jill Adams Cynthia Kellogg Barrington+ The Cheryl Chase & Stuart Bear Family Foundation George & Laura Estes The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, as recommended by Beatrice Koopman Belle K. Ribicoff ARTISTIC CIRCLE ($15,000-24,999) Paul & Joanne Bourdeau Sue A. Collins Janice & David Klein Ezra & Chrissie Ripple PERFORMANCE CIRCLE ($10,000-$14,999) Maxwell & Sally Belding Rick & Susan Copeland Rick & Jane Costello The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, as recommended by Linda & David Glickstein Beverly & Arnold C. Greenberg Jeffrey and Nancy Hoffman George & Helen Ingram Christopher & Janet M. Larsen Jane & Roger Loeb Marjorie E. Morrissey Ann & George Richards Donald & Linda F. Silpe Brooke & Ted Whittemore Mrs. Helen S. Wills+

DIRECTORS SOCIETY GRAND CIRCLE ($5,000-$9,999) Bob & Frankie Goldfarb Grunberg Family Foundation Walter & Dianne Harrison Greg and Renata Hayes The Doris & Simon Konover Family Foundation Sara & Nicholas Ohly Diane & Tom Richards John & Donna Sennott Elisabeth & Bruce Simons

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Mr. & Mrs. Nelson A. Sly The Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, as recommended by Harry Solomon William & Judith Thompson Nadine Francis West and Arnold B. West Linda Cheverton Wick & Walter Wick Maggie & Sherwood Willard Mark & Patty Willis The Zachs Family MARQUEE CIRCLE ($3,500-$4,999) Arnold & Peg Amstutz Kimberley and Christopher Byrd Marla and John Byrnes Molly Garrett Chloe & Wes Horton Elizabeth & Michael Krall Katherine J. Lambert Carole & Edward T. McPhee Jr. Judith Meyers & Dick Hersh Tuck & Ki Miller Dr. & Mrs. Russell Robertson Barbara Rubin Mr. & Mrs. Peter Russell Sally Speer Allan & Sally Taylor Nancy C. Wilde THEATRE CIRCLE ($2,500-$3,499) Lois & Bruce Anderson Andra Asars Jan Beatty & Michael Park Kelley & Walter Bonn Michele Bush Sara & David Carson Sara M. Cole Kevin & Kathleen Costello Robert J. Crowder Sonya Dockett & Anthony Nwachukwu Lois & Bill Druckemiller Mr. & Mrs Sam Fingold Susan & Robert Fisher Joseph & Rose Fortuna Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Franklin Marilda L. Gándara & Scott O’Keefe Gary & Alice Gold Floyd W. Green III Tom & Eunice Groark Doris & Ray Guenter Carrie and Jonathan Hammond David & Sharon Jepson David & Beth Jimenez

Robert & Anne Lally Laura R. Lane-Reticker Mr. & Mrs. Marc Levine Roxane & Michael Lipton John & Beth Lynch Neal & Amy Mandell Sharon & Henry Martin Mr. Alan Mattamana & Dr. Shiji Isaac Michael & Colleen Nicastro Janice Niehaus Wilfred R. Noel Duff Ashmead & Eric Ort Charlie Ortiz & Pedro Segarra Robert A. & Joan C. Penney Mrs. Millard H. Pryor, Jr. Andrew Ricci, Jr., M.D. & Jacqueline A. Muschiano J. Schermerhorn Mr. & Mrs. Phil Schonberger Elsa & Michael Suisman Mark & Ileen Swerdloff Mr. & Mrs. John H.P. Wheat Diane & Gary Whitney MONOLOGUE CIRCLE ($1,500+) Dana Foster Lee G. Kuckro E. John McGarvey Richard McLane Hal Reed Robert K. Schrepf Jacqueline R. Werner Carl Zyskowski

STAGEBUILDERS SUSTAINER ($1,200-$2,499) Victoria & Leonard Albert George B. Bickford & Sally Kirtley Kenneth & Judith Boudreau Lynne & Austin Carey Coleman & Jo Champlin Casey Sandy & Arnold Chase Nancy & Terry W. Chabot John Bracker & Rachel Countryman Mr. & Mrs. David W. Dangremond Susan & Stanley Fellman David & Gail Hall Michael & Julie Hermsen Heinz Herrmann Trust+ Dennis Hersh John W. Huntington Bernard & Gale Kosto

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ANNUAL CONTRIBUTORS

Barri Marks Lynda B. Moecker Mr. & Mrs. William F. K. Monks Russell J. & Margo S. O’Connor William Orsini & Walter Smith Jeffrey and Kristin Pomeroy Douglas H. Robins Cynthia Bates & Jonathan Russell Marge & Ted Storrs Michael Stotts & David Mayhew Patricia Walker Marie-Claire & J.P. van Rooy PATRON ($600-$1,199) Lawrence & Ruth Alexander Jan C. Berlage Jim and Joan Betts Blair Childs Jane Coppa Dr. Robert A. Cushman & Deborah H. Cushman William P. Dake Kathy & Scott Demsey Tom & Tina Dugdale George K. Fenn, Jr. Carol Gabrielson Fine Ted & Chris Fishman Ruth Fitzgerald & Dave Sageman Tom Fogarty Mrs. Mary P. Gibbons Bob & Peg Giles Blanche & Steven Goldenberg Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Goode David & Cynthia Gordon Mr. William Gough & Ms. Mary Jane Cook Helen Gray Rachel K. Grody Joyce P. Hall Irma & Morton Handel Steve & Ellen Harris Guy & Diane Hayes Sam & Polly Huntington Drs. Marian Kellner & Timothy McLaughlin Mrs. Sidney R. Kennedy, Jr. & Ms. Susan Kennedy Otmar & Irmgard Klee Maxine Klein & David Zeleznik Joel M. & Naomi Baline Kleinman Kohn-Joseloff Foundation Leo Lefrancois & Lynn Puddington Tom & Margah Lips Worth and Louise Loomis Foundation Fund

Iain & Cynthia Mackay Joe Marfuggi Leta Marks Ellen and Allan Mayer Hugh and Kate McLean Paul & Arlene Norman Patricia Pac & Paul L. LeTendre Kenneth & Mary Jane Quarti Rev. Robert Ricciardi Mr. & Mrs. Arthur B. Roueche Anne H. Rudder Jonathan & Sherry Schreiber Andrew & Kate Smith Robert H. & Sharon Smith Henry “Skip” Steiner The Honorable Mark & Barbara Taylor Richard & Jane Tedder Michael & Helena Thomson Alvin & Lesley Morgan Thompson Sharon L. Vasquez Dudley Watkins Kathie & Ray Wilson Ms. Ruth Ann Woodley & Mr. Peter Gourley

MEMORIAL & HONORARY IN HONOR OF JOAN BAKER’S 80TH BIRTHDAY

Susan L. Jansen IN MEMORY OF COMMISSIONER HOWARD BELKIN

Louise P. Belkin IN MEMORY OF MARILYN COLLA

Roger Colla IN HONOR OF CUMMINGS & LOCKWOOD

Peter & Ellen Gundersen IN MEMORY OF DR. JOHN M. GIBBONS

Mrs. Mary P. Gibbons IN MEMORY OF JACK & PATSY HUNTINGTON

John W. Huntington IN HONOR OF HOYT & SALLY GOODRICH

Greenberg, Wexler & Eig, LLC IN MEMORY OF ANNA HEINEMAN

Hattie Kaufman IN HONOR OF ROGER & JANE LOEB’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY

Arlene & Daniel Neiditz Susan & Michael Perl

IN HONOR OF JOHN AND LAURA ROCHE

William Dake IN HONOR OF DARKO TRESNJAK

Dr. & Mrs. Richard M. Stockwell IN HONOR OF BROOKE WHITTEMORE’S BIRTHDAY

Barbara C. Sterne Mr. & Mrs. Frederick B. Whittemore

SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY The Shakespeare Society comprises individuals who have provided for the future of Hartford Stage in their estate plans. Hartford Stage is deeply grateful for their generosity and foresight. Members of the Shakespeare Society: Anonymous (19) Mr. & Mrs. William I. Atwood Maxwell & Sally Belding Mr. & Mrs. Paul Bourdeau Mrs. Joan Brown Kimberley & Christopher Byrd Marla & John Byrnes Edward C. Cape Mario R. Cavallo Anna & David Clark Sue A. Collins Dieter & Siegelind Johannes Nafe E. Katter Janice & David Klein Joel M. & Naomi Baline Kleinman Katherine J. Lambert Christopher & Janet M. Larsen Tom & Margah Lips Helen Ingram Judith Meyers & Richard Hersh Tuck & Ki Miller Judge Jon O. Newman Belle K. Ribicoff Ann & George Richards Ezra & Chrissie Ripple Dr. & Mrs. Russell Robertson Robert K. Schrepf Donald & Linda Silpe Mary Stephenson Elsa & Michael Suisman Michael Wilson & Jeff Cowie Michael & Ellen Zenke

IN MEMORY OF RYAN NAGEL

Lauren Macaluso IN HONOR OF BELLE RIBICOFF & DARKO TRESNJAK

Sara & David Carson Susan Copeland Peter & Jennifer Eio Eunice S. Groark Basil Talbott

+ Deceased Donors printed in red or blue have shown extraordinary loyalty to Hartford Stage, those in red with at least twenty-five years and those in blue with at least ten years of continuous, uninterrupted annual support.

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A Christmas Carol  

Program for A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas

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