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LANTERN THEATER COMPANY Charles McMahon

Anne Shuff

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

MANAGING DIRECTOR presents

BY David Ives ADAPTED FROM THE COMEDY BY Pierre Corneille DIRECTED BY Kathryn MacMillan FEATURING

Jake Blouch

Sarah Gliko*

Emilie Krause

Dave Johnson*

Aubie Merrylees

Peter Schmitz*

Emily Rogge*

Matt Tallman

Meghan Jones

Maggie Baker

PRODUCTION MANAGER & SCENIC DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

Shon Causer

Christopher Colucci

LIGHTING DESIGNER

ORIGINAL MUSIC & SOUND DESIGNER

J. Alex Cordaro

Joshua Browns

FIGHT DIRECTOR

VERSE COACH

Rebecca Smith*

Jarrod Ian Markman

STAGE MANAGER

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

ASSOCIATE CO-PRODUCERS

Margie & Bryan Weingarten

Rebecca & Rhys Williams

THE LIAR is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. World Premiere Produced by Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, DC Michael Kahn, Artistic Director; Chris Jennings, Managing Director April 12, 2010 *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States


THE COMPANY (in order of appearance) Dave Johnson* Aubie Merrylees Sarah Gliko* Emilie Krause Emily Rogge* Jake Blouch Matt Tallman Peter Schmitz*

Cliton Dorante Clarice Lucrece Isabelle/Sabine Alcippe Philiste Geronte

Understudy - Charles McMahon* Setting: Locations throughout Paris, 1643 There will be one twelve-minute intermission. *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. AEA seeks to advance, promote, and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. AEA negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. www.actorsequity.org

FOR YOUR INFORMATION Box Office Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 10am-5pm, Wednesday - Friday: 10am-showtime, Saturday & Sunday: noon-showtime. The Box Office is inaccessible by phone 30 minutes prior to showtime so we may assist patrons attending the performance. Late Seating: Due to the intimacy of our theater, we are unable to seat patrons in the orchestra once a performance has begun. If you arrive late, our house manager will escort you to the first available seat in the balcony to avoid disturbing the performance. Balcony seating is extremely limited and subject to availability, so please arrive on time to be seated. Refunds will not be granted for latecomers. Use of Electronic Devices: Out of respect for the actors and your fellow audience members, please turn OFF all cell phones, pagers, watch alarms, and texting devices prior to entering the theater. Legal Warning: The use of cameras or recording devices, or the possession of such recording equipment, is strictly prohibited by law. Equipment will be confiscated and violators are subject to immediate ejection from the theater with no refunds. Program Advertising: Reach the most discerning theatergoers in the region! Please email adsales@lanterntheater.org for more information.


FROM THE DIRECTOR The artifice of iambs we employ because each character concocts a ploy, devising plots for marriage, love, or sex. Their speech must reach a level as complex. I’m a bit embarrassed to tell you that the above took me twenty minutes, a rhyming dictionary, and a thesaurus to compose. The meter came easily, though; after having spent so much time in rehearsal for The Liar, I’ll occasionally catch myself speaking in alliteration and iambic pentameter… often in rhyme. That’s the infectious pleasure of working in verse, especially when it comes from a hand as masterful as David Ives’. And as I suggest in my little quatrain, Ives crafts his dazzling verse to more fully transport us into his world of sympathetic liars, schemers, and dreamers, while at the same time taking opportunities to remind us that we are in a theater. Which, like Dorante, is a big sham. For the art of theater is a lie, but one that has a power to tell us the truth about ourselves. As this silly, sweet, swift, alliterative play does so joyfully. I hope you love it. We loved making it for you. —Kathryn MacMillan

BEHIND THE SCENES: THE LIAR Join us for the following events during the run of THE LIAR, presented as part of our In Conversation series. All events take place at here at the Lantern.

DIRECTORS: IN CONVERSATION Friday, November 9 • 7:00–7:30pm • FREE Get a first-hand look into the design and rehearsal process with this pre-show Q&A with The Liar director Kathryn MacMillan. ARTISTS: IN CONVERSATION Sunday, November 11 • after the 2:00pm performance • FREE This post-show discussion offers a unique opportunity to talk with the artists who created our production of The Liar. ARTISTIC DIRECTORS: IN CONVERSATION Friday, November 16 • 7:00–7:30pm • FREE Join Artistic Director Charles McMahon and Associate Artistic Director Kathryn MacMillan for a pre-show conversation. PHILLIP SILVERSTONE LIES ABOUT WINE Friday, November 30 • 6:30–7:30pm • $5 (FREE for subscribers) Phillip, who has lied about wine in Philly for 20 years, will lead a tasting of five delicious wines inspired by The Liar’s characters.


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DRAMATURGICAL INFORMATION: THE LIAR THE METROPOLIS Paris in 1643, the setting of The Liar, was the social, political, and cultural heart of France. As the seat of the royal court, Paris attracted the most fashionable, rich, and respected of the elite and dictated the fashions and customs of the day. It was the place to be if you wanted to be seen or known. People came to Paris for entertainment, art, intellect, or just gossip! Men could be sure to find sexy and fun women in Paris. Clarice and Lucrece represent the typical Parisian woman of the time – stylish, cultured, and looking for a husband! THE MILITARY The Thirty Years War, one of the longest continuous wars in modern history, involved most of the countries in Europe. After the war, tension between France and Spain still remained. That conflict led to the Franco-Spanish War from 1635-1659 – a war that France ultimately won. In or out of battle, French noblemen were always prepared to fight to defend their honor. Dueling was so prevalent, in fact, that the Church tried, unsuccessfully, to ban it. Whether a dispute over land, women, or money, Frenchmen were always quick to reach for their swords. Soldiers were respected and admired by all; men wanted to be them and women wanted to marry them. To be a soldier was a privilege and a calling. Men either chose to pursue a life in the military or a life in education. In The Liar, Dorante chose a life of education, which explains his lack of dueling skills. Despite his elaborate, fabricated military stories, Dorante’s actions prove that he is no soldier. —Jessica Dignam, Artistic Intern


WHO’S WHO JAKE BLOUCH (Alcippe) is thrilled to be back at the Lantern. Philadelphia: The Walworth Farce (Inis Nua); New Jerusalem, Romeo & Juliet, A Skull in Connemara (Lantern); Superior Donuts (Arden); Run, Mourner, Run (Flashpoint); The Duchess of Malfi (Philadelphia Artists’ Collective); The Importance of Being Earnest (Quintessence); A 24-Hour The Bald Soprano (Brat Productions); Pyretown (Simpatico); The Loudest Man on Earth (Philadelphia Theatre Workshop); Golden Age (PTC, understudy). Regional: Much Ado About Nothing (PA Shakespeare Festival). New York: The Loudest Man on Earth (Manhattan Repertory Theatre). DC: Golden Age (Kennedy Center, understudy). Jake can be seen in The Wilma Theater’s Assistance in January. SARAH GLIKO (Clarice) Favorite credits include: Love Story, Buddy, The Ugly One (Walnut Street Theatre), Charlotte’s Web (Arden Theatre Company), Pumpgirl (Inis Nua Theatre Company), Terrorism (New City Stage Company), Hail Mary! (Montgomery Theater), John & Jen (Act II Playhouse), and Untitled Project #213 (Philly Fringe). This is Sarah’s first show at the Lantern! Special thanks to KC. Up next: Around the World in 80 Days (Walnut Street Theatre). DAVE JOHNSON (Cliton) was last seen at Lantern Theater Company as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Past Lantern productions include Hamlet and Scapin. He appeared earlier this year as Randy in Microcrisis at InterAct Theatre Company. Thanks to KC for the opportunity, and love to my wife.

EMILIE KRAUSE (Lucrece) is a local actor with a BA from Temple University. She is exalted to make her Lantern debut with The Liar! Most recently, Emilie collaborated with New Paradise Laboratories on 27, an original piece for this year’s Live Arts & Fringe Festival. Other credits include: People’s Light & Theatre Company (A Wrinkle in Time, Dividing the Estate, Legacy of Light), Theatre Exile (Knives in Hens), Arden Theatre Company (Charlotte’s Web), The Wilma Theater (Our Class), and others. Up next: My Romantic History with Inis Nua.


WHO’S WHO AUBIE MERRYLEES (Dorante) Lantern debut! Previous Philadelphia credits include Charlotte’s Web, Women in Jep (Arden Theatre Company); A Bright New Boise (Simpatico Theatre Project); Beautiful Boy, A Wrinkle in Time, End Days, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Kidnapped! (People’s Light & Theatre Company). He has also performed with PAC and PlayPenn, and last season he played Evan in Theatre Exile’s production of The Aliens, which earned him a Barrymore nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play. Aubie is a proud graduate of Brown University, where he wrote and performed his original solo show, Feet First. Thanks to KC, Josh, and the whole Lantern family. EMILY ROGGE (Isabelle/Sabine) is thrilled to be making her Lantern debut! Recent credits include: The Roman Actor (Philadelphia Artists Collective), the Wife of Bath in The Canterbury Tales, Antigone (Handcart Ensemble NYC), Kate in Kiss Me, Kate! and Susan in Company (PCPA Theaterfest). Other theaters: Coyote REP (NYC), The Knightsbridge Theatre (L.A.), Shakespeare by the Sea (L.A.), The Phoenix Theatre (IN). Emily is an Assistant Professor of Acting and Movement at West Chester University of PA. MFA: University of California, Irvine. This one’s for Jeff. PETER SCHMITZ (Geronte) is pleased to be making his Lantern debut! Earlier this year he was in The Wilma Theater’s Curse of the Starving Class. He has also appeared many times with Walnut Street Theatre (including Amadeus and Oliver!), Arden Theatre Company (Winesburg, Ohio, The Dinosaur Musical), InterAct Theatre Company (When We Go Upon The Sea, Jihad Jones), and Act II Playhouse (Almost, Maine). Elsewhere, he has worked with the Guthrie Theater and the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis, the Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul, Yale Rep, Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC, New York Shakespeare Festival, and appeared on Broadway in the 1994 production of My Fair Lady. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and a happy resident of Narberth, PA.

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WHO’S WHO MATT TALLMAN (Philiste) is originally from Madison, WI. Credits include work at PlayPenn, Mauckingbird Theatre Company, Azuka Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, American Players Theatre, and the Utah, Delaware, and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festivals. Favorite roles include Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Orsino in Twelfth Night, Oswald in Ghosts, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Trinculo in The Tempest, and the titular role in Bullshot Crummond. He received his MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University. Later this season, he will appear in Henry V here at the Lantern. Love to Kelly and Annie. KATHRYN MACMILLAN (Director) is the Lantern’s Associate Artistic Director; this is her twelfth season with the company. Directing for the Lantern: Private Lives, Uncle Vanya, A Skull in Connemara, The Breath of Life (two Barrymore Awards; five nominations, including Outstanding Overall Production of a Play), The Hothouse (Barrymore nods include Direction & Outstanding Production), The School for Wives, QED, and The Lady from the Sea. KC is an adjunct faculty member in the theater department at West Chester University and a freelance director in the Philadelphia region. Upcoming: The Beauty Queen of Leenane, here at the Lantern. Love to Eric. DAVID IVES (Playwright) (1950-) is perhaps best known for his evenings of one-act comedies called All in the Timing and Time Flies. All in the Timing won the Outer Critics Circle Playwriting Award, ran for two years Off-Broadway and, in the 1995-96 season, was the most performed non-Shakespeare play in the country. His full-length plays include his most recent, Venus In Fur, which enjoyed a successful Broadway run last season, earning Ives a Tony nomination for Best Play; New Jerusalem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza at Talmud Torah Congregation: Amsterdam, July 27, 1656, which won the prestigious Hull-Warriner Award and enjoyed two successful runs here at the Lantern; Is He Dead? (adapted from Mark Twain); Irving Berlin’s White Christmas; Polish Joke; and Ancient History. In addition to this ‘translaptation’ (Ives’ term) of Pierre Corneille’s The Liar, Ives has translated Feydeau’s classic farce A Flea In Her Ear and Yazmina Reza’s drama A Spanish Play, and adapted Molière’s The Misanthrope into The School for Lies. He is also the author of three novels for young adults: Monsieur Eek, Scrib, and Voss. A graduate of Yale School of Drama and a former Guggenheim Fellow in playwriting, Mr. Ives lives in New York City.


WHO’S WHO PIERRE CORNEILLE (Playwright) (1606-1684) followed in his father’s footsteps by studying law and in 1629 became a member of the Rouen Parliament. He served as one of the king’s counselors in the local office of the department of waterways and forests for over 20 years; he simultaneously worked as a professional playwright, and during that time he penned over 20 plays. Though many consider him to be the father of French tragedy, the majority of his early plays were comedies, including Melite (1629), Clitandre (1631), La Veuve (1632), La Place Royal (1634), and L’Illusion Comique (1636). An admirer of his work, Cardinal de Richelieu invited Corneille to join a group known as the “society of five authors.” Corneille and Richelieu found that they did not get along; Corneille left the group after his obligations were fulfilled. Still holding a grudge, Richelieu strongly campaigned against Corneille’s next play, Le Cid (1637), which despite Richelieu’s efforts, became one of Corneille’s enduring masterpieces. Some of Corneille’s most renowned works were created during the 1640s, including Horace (1640), Cinna (1641), and Le Menteur or The Liar (1643). Corneille achieved success with The Liar, securing him a place in theater history as one France’s greatest playwrights. MEGHAN JONES (Production Manager & Scenic Designer) has been a resident designer at the Lantern for several years. She is delighted to join the creative team for The Liar. Previous designs include Romeo & Juliet, Private Lives, Uncle Vanya, The Hothouse. Her designs can also be seen on the stages of Inis Nua Theatre Company, Theatre Exile, Azuka Theatre, IRC, InterAct Theatre Company, and People’s Light. Past designs include The Walworth Farce, The How and The Why, A Behanding in Spokane, Act A Lady. She also designs for University of the Arts, Ursinus College, and Drexel University. Meghan is also Production Manager for the Lantern where she enjoys actualizing the vision of her fellow collaborators. She continues to work on fine painting and furniture design projects in her copious free time. Meghan holds her MFA from Temple University. Most appreciation to Lantern’s staff, cast, and crew for all their support. MAGGIE BAKER (Costume Designer) is excited to be back at the Lantern. Area costume design credits include: New Jerusalem for the Lantern; The Walworth Farce, Little Gem, and Dublin By Lamplight (Phila and NYC productions) for Inis Nua; Putnam... Spelling Bee for both Media Theatre and Montgomery Theater; I Am My Own Wife for Amaryllis Theatre Company; and soon Pookie Goes Grenading for Azuka. Maggie is the Asst. Professor of Costume Design for University of the Arts. MFA, Carnegie Mellon University.


WHO’S WHO SHON CAUSER (Lighting Designer) is happy to be back at the Lantern. Previous Lantern designs: New Jerusalem, A Skull in Connemara, and Scapin. Other recent designs: Love Story, God of Carnage (Walnut Street Theatre); The Glass Menagerie, Ethel! and Side By Side by Sondheim (Studio 3); Sweeney Todd (UMaine Summer Music Theater Fest.); Little Gem (Inis Nua); The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Oklahoma!, Pirates of Penzance (Maples Rep); Forever Plaid, Driving Miss Daisy, I Am My Own Wife (Penobscot Theatre). Shon has an MFA in Lighting Design from Temple University. Many thanks to Charles, KC, Meghan, Anne, Beckah, and the whole Lantern family. Love to Christine. CHRISTOPHER COLUCCI (Original Music & Sound Designer) makes sound and music as a theater artist, composer, and guitarist. Recent work includes: Angels in America, Parts 1 & 2 (Wilma), The Whipping Man and Charlotte’s Web (Arden), Of Mice and Men (People’s Light), How I Learned to Drive (Theatre Horizon), Knives in Hens (Theatre Exile), and The Mousetrap (Walnut). Since 2008, he has been nominated 11 times for the Barrymore Award for Outstanding Original Music and Sound Design, winning 5 times. Christopher recently completed a recording of contemporary work for classical guitar (Contrastes, 2012). He also began studies in Orchestration through the Berklee College of Music. Special thanks to the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative for professional development opportunities pivotal to his work this season. For more sounds, please visit www.soundcloud. com/cmsound. J. ALEX CORDARO (Fight Director) is thrilled to be working with the Lantern once again. Other Lantern productions include Romeo & Juliet; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; A Skull in Connemara; Uncle Vanya; Henry IV, Part I; Hamlet; Othello; and The Lonesome West. Alex recently restaged the fights for the revival of Saturday Night Fever with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Alex is an Adjunct Faculty member at Arcadia University, a two-time Barrymore Award nominee, and a Certified Instructor of Theatrical Violence with the Society of American Fight Directors. Big Love to Suzanne and the Lads! JOSHUA BROWNS (Verse Coach) is the Lantern’s Education Director and the Resident Director for Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company. He has appeared on the Lantern stage as Alain in 2007’s The School for Wives, understudied the role of Bottom in 2011’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and will be serving as Assistant Director on this season’s production of Henry V. Training: MFA, Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) at the University of Delaware. Love to Trixie, Phoebe, and Annabelle.


WHO’S WHO REBECCA SMITH (Stage Manager) is in her fifth season at the Lantern and is happy to be working with such a wonderful cast and crew. She is a graduate of Temple University with a BA in European History and a minor in Theater. She has worked as production manager at Theatre Exile, and as stage manager at Brat Productions, Kaibutsu, and Temple University Theater. Recent Lantern productions include Uncle Vanya, A Skull in Connemara, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Vigil, Private Lives, Romeo & Juliet, The Island, and New Jerusalem (twice). JARROD IAN MARKMAN (Assistant Director) is a Philadelphiabased actor and director. Favorite credits include The Immigrant: A New American Musical (Director), The Artists’ Women (Producer), Chicago (Mary Sunshine). He is currently appearing in A Stoop On Orchard Street at the Dell Theatre at the National Jewish Museum. Thanks to KC and the awesome team at the Lantern for this opportunity. Love to mom and dad and Scott. BFA UArts. www.jarrodianmarkman.com CHARLES MCMAHON (Artistic Director) co-founded the Lantern in 1994 and serves as Artistic Director in addition to acting and directing for the company. Acting credits include Heisenberg in Copenhagen, Lucky in Waiting for Godot, Guildenstern in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Edmund in King Lear, and Pete Seeger in the world premiere of Un-American. Directing credits include New Jerusalem (twice); Romeo & Juliet; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Henry IV, Part I; Hamlet; Othello; La Ronde (also translator and adaptor); Richard III (Barrymore Award, Outstanding Production of a Play); The Comedy of Errors (Barrymore nomination); King Lear; and A Doll’s House. Charles is a graduate of NYU’s theater department where he studied acting and directing. Up next at the Lantern: Henry V with Ben Dibble. ANNE SHUFF (Managing Director) is in her fourth season as Managing Director following seven years on the Lantern’s Board of Directors, including service as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Personnel Committees. As co-founder of MindLabs, she has guided online marketing strategy for arts organizations across the country with innovative work that has been highlighted by WIRED magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia City Paper, and in the reference book Web Site Design Goodies. She previously held positions at The Wilma Theater and Walnut Street Theatre. She has spent the past several months working with colleagues to create Theatre Philadelphia, a new organization to promote theater in the Greater Philadelphia region. Please get involved at theatrephiladelphia.org! <3MC.


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WHO’S WHO ARTISTIC & ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Artistic Director Charles McMahon Managing Director Anne Shuff Associate Artistic Director Kathryn MacMillan Development Director Jennifer Pratt Johnson Education Director Joshua Browns Production Manager Meghan Jones Box Office Manager Jonathon Welsh Box Officers Leila Ghaznavi, Emily Mattison, Kasual Owens-Fields, Katherine Perry House Managers Terry Brennan, Mike Dees, Lauren Tuvell Administrative Intern Becki Zaritsky Press Representative Megan Wendell, Canary Promotion Artistic Associate Janet Embree PRODUCTION STAFF Stage Manager Technical Director Costume Shop Manager Master Electrician Properties Master Scenic Charge Verse Coach Electrician Asst Costume Designer Carpenter/Audio Technician Run Crew Artistic Intern Production Interns

Rebecca Smith Lance Kniskern Natalia de la Torre Georgia Schlessman Meghan Jones Katherine Coots Joshua Browns Melanie Leeds Becca Austin M. Craig Getting Alyssa Cole, Eileen Tarquinio Jessica Dignam Cassandra Clair, Molly Levinthal, Radha Vakharia

SPECIAL THANKS Christine Causer, Stacy Dutton, Sarah Gliko, Michèle Haines, David Howey, Betsy Kalish, Michael Kiley, Charles & Helen McMahon, Ali Roy, Phillip Silverstone, James Sugg, Eileen Tarquinio, Daniele Thomas Easton, Margie Weingarten, Rebecca Williams, and our community partners at St. Stephen’s Church (Dr. Charles Flood & Mark Yurkanin)

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Stacy Maria Dutton, President Michael H. Rosenthal, Vice President Gregory J. Kleiber, Treasurer Betsy Kalish, Secretary Michael K. Brophy Nicholas D. Constan David S. Conway

Kevin Kleinschmidt Charles McMahon Donna Saul Millen David Pierson Anne Shuff Rebecca Williams


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THANKS TO OUR DONORS Marciarose Shestack Cynthia & Jeffrey Silber Corey & Jonne Smith John & Susan Smith Mimi Smith-Segal & Morris Klein Carol Spawn Nancy & Joe Spencer Prof. John-Paul Spiro & Janine Utell Jay Spivack Irwin Stein Peter & Louise D. Stevens Samuel Switzenbaum Mary Ann Tancredi David & Lisa Uâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Prichard Jim Webb Bob & Eleanor Weinberg Sheila & Herbert Weiner Jim & Sharon Welsh Evelyn Wiener & Kenneth Jacobs K Williams & Doug Vaughn M. Jane Williams

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THANKS TO OUR DONORS Bart & Denise Healy Martin & Cindy Heckscher Ruth Herd William Horn Charles & Elizabeth Hug Robert Johnson Ann Kalbach Doris Kaplan Brearly Karsch Maria & Tom Keane Paul & Susan Kelly Carolyn Kendall Donald & Carol Kennedy Patricia & Charles Kling Eric Kramer & Cheryl Williams Joseph & Shirley Laird Shelley Langdale & Joseph Guiffre Dr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Lawton Robin Leidner Sharon Levy Lynn Lewis Stephen B. Lichtenstein Arlene Lishinsky & Thomas Cahill Linda & David Marder Wallace S. Martindale, III Tony & Linda Mauro Eric Moore & Rachel Allender Bonnie Natal Pamela Nelson Michael Ochs Alice Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Henry Pashkow Lance & Janette Paul Bruce Pearson Claire & Lud Pisapia Nick Policastro Hope Punnett Jill Leeds Rivera Robin Rodriguez Ronald Rubin John Ryan & Sunny Richman Joan & Hyman Sall Robin Sampson Mark Sandberg Julius Santise Dick & Peggy Schneider Ruth Septee Robert & Roxane Shinn Richard & Jo Ann Simon Aaron Smith & Andrea Nasto David Smith

Margaret Spencer Mr. & Mrs. Peter Stevens Peter Stevens Cecilia Tannenbaum Charles F. Tarr & Roy Ziegler Frank & Sylvia Tarzanin Thomas Tauber John & Phyllis Taylor Daniel Thistle Katherine Titchen Donald & Nancy Todd Walter Vail Laura Wallace Audrey Walters Cheryl Williams Therese Willis Judy Worrell David Yanoff & Gabriella Romani Jay Zemel THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! This list includes all donations received 10/24/11-10/25/12. If you notice any omissions or errors, please accept our deepest apologies and contact Jennifer Pratt Johnson at 215.829.9002 x102 or jpjohnson@lanterntheater.org. Though space does not permit us to list donors whose gifts are under $50, we gratefully acknowledge their support.

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New Year’s Toast To Brilliant Theatre departing Philadelphia December 27, 2012; returning January 1, 2013 Starring: Mark Rylance in Richard III and Twelfth Night Simon Russell Beale in Pirates on Parade and Frank X in “The Actor’s Perspective”

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