ANGEL STREET The Classic Victorian Thriller
PATRICK HAMILTON Directed by
Kathleen Quinn Media Sponsor
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A NOTE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Dear friend of Olney Theatre Center, It must be summer at Olney – juleps on the porch, picnics on the lawn, and a classic thriller on stage! What better way to celebrate our 75th anniversary than with a 75-year old Victorian pot-boiler, directed by the theater’s longest-running showman, Associate Artistic Director Jack Going. Angel Street (which you might know better by its movie title, Gaslight) is, by Jack’s accounting, his 48th production at the helm here. From his first, The Mousetrap in 1973, to popular hits like Noises Off (1987) and Over the Tavern (2012), Jack has seen and done it all here at our theater. And he’s about to do it again with a cast of Olney veterans: longtime actor (and Board Member!) Alan Wade as Sergeant Rough, the sublime Julie-Ann Elliott (Hedda Gabler) giving Ingrid Bergman a run for her money, and the inimitable Jeffries Thaiss as the secretive Mr. Manningham. I never look forward before looking back, and that’s why this production is so felicitous a time for us to announce our 76th season, which is all about CHOICE. I want you to make Your Olney as special as possible. For Jack Going fans we’ve got a fantastic Olney Classic series – the astonishing musical Cabaret, August Wilson’s Pulitzerwinning The Piano Lesson, and Clifford Odets’ 1935 classic Awake and Sing! We’ve designed a series for those who want to be on the edge of contemporary theater, too… and of course, for the families nearby, it’s the Olney Family series. I’m sure you’ll agree that there’s something for everyone. I know there’s something for Kathie Quinn, our Show Sponsor for Angel Street: she’s already thinking about what shows to sponsor next year! I’m so glad you’re with us for Angel Street and look forward to hearing what you think at Jason@olneytheatre.org. Better yet, visit www.olneytheatre.org and leave a Patron Review. If you saw our last play, The Submission, you’ll see that we’ve got dozens of patrons eager to share their thoughts. Why don’t you join them?
All best and onward!
Jason Loewith, Artistic Director
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OPENING NIGHT: JUNE 22, 2013
Jason Loewith, Artistic Director
Amy Marshall, Managing Director
ANGEL STREET by
Patrick Hamilton featuring
Matt Boliek Julie-Ann Elliott Michael J. Fisher Laura Giannarelli Dylan Silver Jeffries Thaiss Alan Wade Scenic Design
Production Stage Manager
C. Renee Alexander
Director of Production
Costume Shop Manager
Dennis A. Blackledge
Stephen M. Greene
John Going Production Sponsor
Kathleen Quinn Angel Street is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. 301.924.3400 AS_PROGRAM.indd 3
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Up Next: Aug 1 - Sept 1
Broadway’s Singular Sensation! Music by
EDWARD KLEBAN Book by
JAMES KIRKWOOD & NICHOLAS DANTE Directed & Choreographed by
STEPHEN NACHAMIE This production is made possible in part by contributions from Kathleen Quinn
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Mrs. Manningham.................................................JULIE-ANN ELLIOTT*^ Mr. Manningham..................................................JEFFRIES THAISS* Nancy....................................................................DYLAN SILVER* Elizabeth...............................................................LAURA GIANNARELLI* Rough....................................................................ALAN WADE*^ Policeman..............................................................MICHAEL J. FISHER Policeman..............................................................MATT BOLIEK *Member, Actors’ Equity Association
^Former National Player
The entire action of the play occurs in a house on Angel Street, located in the Pimlico district of London. The time is 1880.
ACT 1 - Late afternoon ACT 2 - Later the same night
There will be one 15-minute intermission. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited. Please silence all cellular phones and personal paging devices before the performance begins.
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DRAMATURGICAL NOTES Playwright Patrick Hamilton believed our most dangerous enemies were always in the room with us and Angel Street, originally titled Gas Light (1938), is a testament to that theory. Strange events plague the lady of the house in this psychodrama as objects disappear and reappear, and the gaslights flicker ominously in the drawing room. Is Bella Manningham losing her mind or is she being driven to doubt her sanity by a manipulative husband? Inspector Rough, who claims to be a Scotland Yard detective, purports the latter. What secrets is this stranger hiding? Arriving at the Manningham household with outlandish theories about murder and stolen jewels, Rough presents a convincing case to Bella Manningham—one that redeems her sanity and incriminates her husband. But is Rough an honest detective? If Bella is in fact losing her mind, how can she accurately gauge his true intentions? Hamilton’s play begs the question, if you can’t trust yourself, how can you trust anyone else? The personality and ideals of the Victorian era—particularly the practices of female suppression and gender stereotyping—frame the atmosphere of Angel Street, which was written after World War I, when psychoanalysis had graduated from theory to dogma. Like no other period preceding it, the Victorian era was dominated by the belief that an individual’s sex and sexuality form the most basic core of his or her identity, potentiality, social standing, and freedom. It is a curious irony that today we commonly portray Victorian sexual mores as puritan, moralistic, and highly repressive when, like never before, sexuality became a focus of public and private attention. The concept of “separate spheres,” or the division of society into a private, domestic, female sphere and an active, public, male one, became the foundation on which the Victorian bourgeoisie constructed its family and sexuality. As guardians of the home and family, women were considered more emotional, dependent, and gentle by nature, which supposedly made them more susceptible to illness. With so little agency, depression and anxiety ran high among Victorian housewives. Thus, many women found themselves wrongly diagnosed insane, or “hysterical.” In fact, in the world of the play, Bella Manningham’s own mother is said to have died insane. If that is true, Bella could be just another hysterical Victorian housewife, doomed to follow her mother down the same path. In such a setting, a husband could easily prove his wife belongs in a sanitarium. Angel Street harkens back to an earlier age of domestic-thrillers, but rather than lend itself to melodrama, Hamilton’s play delves into the human mind, provoking real questions about the line between sanity and madness. Ultimately, it is up for you to decide how strictly that line should be drawn. – Meghan Twible, Education Fellow
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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST Matt Boliek (Police Officer) is making his Olney Theatre Center debut. DC AREA: Unexpected Stage: The Dumb Waiter (Gus) and Trifles (County Attorney); 1st Stage: Parfumerie (Mr. Kadar); The Keegan Theatre: Of Mice and Men (Candy) [Irish Tour]. FILM: The North Star, A to Z, Waiting on a Train. Julie-Ann Elliott (Bella Manningham) is happily returning to Olney Theatre Center, where previous credits include: Dinner with Friends, Da, Night Must Fall, The Millionairess, Is He Dead?, The Mousetrap, The Constant Wife, Hedda Gabler, Enemy of the People, The Heiress, Lend Me a Tenor, Blithe Spirit, Necessary Targets, Anna Karenina, Tartuffe, Holiday Memories, The Trip to Bountiful, Shadowlands. Potomac Theatre Project: The Best Man, Crave, Arcadia, Stanley, and Mad Forest. Summer Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew. REGIONAL: Everyman Theatre: As Bees in Honey Drown, Nude with Violin, The Price. DC AREA: Round House Theatre: Charming Billy; Studio Theatre: Superior Donuts; Rep Stage: God’s Ear, Faith Healer; Shakespeare Theatre Company; Theater J; Folger Theatre; Kennedy Center: Shear Madness; Washington Stage Guild; MetroStage. National Players Tour 44. FILM: Jamesy Boy. TV: “The Wire”. AUDIOBOOKS: Potomac Talking Books, Inc. for Library of Congress; Graphic Audio. EDUCATION: MFA in Acting, The Catholic University of America, BA in Dramatic Art, Western Maryland College. Michael J. Fisher (Police Officer) is a Wheaton native, and has been performing in the DC area over the past eight years on regional and community stages and is very happy to make his Olney Theatre debut. He was last seen locally as David Boies in 8 (Springfield Community Theater), Charles 301.924.3400 AS_PROGRAM.indd 9
Condomine in Blithe Spirit (Potomac Theatre Co) and Dom/Gary in Expecting Isabel (Silver Spring Stage). Other theater credits include: Oscar Rolfe in Judgment at Nuremberg (Springfield Community Theater), Ali Hakim in Oklahoma! and Stapleton in The Hound of the Baskervilles (Aldersgate Church Community Theater), Henry Abbott in Kind Lady (Chevy Chase Players), Jacob Friedland in Nude With Violin, Duncan Wooley in Leading Ladies and Bob Crachit in A Christmas Carol (Little Theatre of Alexandria). Laura Giannarelli (Elizabeth) is excited to be back at Olney Theatre Center where she made her professional acting debut in Juno and the Paycock in 1978, playing the tiny role of “First Neighbor” in a marvelous production starring the great Pauline Flanagan! She then played Mama in Olney’s production of A Shayna Maidel in 1989. In 1991, she was directed by Jack Going as Nancy in his hit production of The Women at Studio Theatre. Among her many other credits, she played Sister Aloysius in Doubt for Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre; toured with the Kennedy Center in a play for young people, Dreams in the Golden Country; and played Amalia in Motti Lerner’s Pangs of the Messiah at DC’s Theatre J. A founding member of the Washington Stage Guild, she has appeared with that company in more than 40 productions over the past 27 seasons – most recently, as Mrs. Pierce in G.B. Shaw’s Pygmalion and she directed this season’s production of Dante’s Inferno. In 2014, she will direct Faith Healer for Quotidian Theatre. A narrator since 1979 for the Library of Congress’ “Talking Books for the Blind” Program, Laura has recorded over 800 books. She received an Alexander Scourby Narrator of the Year Award from American Foundation for the Blind and a Mary Goldwater award for her acting from DC’s Theatre Lobby. She is a partner with her husband, Clay Teunis, in Tunarelli Sound and Design. A graduate of Catholic University’s Drama Dept., Laura is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, which celebrates its 100th Anniversary this year. OLNEYTHEATRE.ORG
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WHO’S WHO IN THE CAST Dylan Silver (Nancy) is thrilled to be making her Olney Theatre Center debut with Angel Street. Previous credits include Theater J: Our Class [Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Resident Play], After The Fall; Studio Theatre: Sucker Punch [National Premiere]; Forum Theatre: Mad Forest, Scorched; Studio Theatre 2ndStage: That Face; Source Theatre: This is Not a Time Bomb; Capital Fringe: Four Dogs and a Bone. EDUCATION: BA in Acting from George Washington University, National Theatre Institute, Academia Dell’arte. Jeffries Thaiss (Mr. Manningham) is very pleased to return to Olney Theatre Center, where he has been seen in Sleuth, The 39 Steps, Witness for the Prosecution, Dinner with Friends, Trumpery, The Glass Menagerie, Is He Dead?, The Underpants, The Mousetrap, Democracy, 13 Rue de L’Amour, Enemy of the People, Hedda Gabler, The Heiress, Saint Joan, Carousel, Piaf, Anna Karenina, Monster, Candida, She Loves Me, and Holiday. NEW YORK: Potomac Theatre Project, Spatter Pattern. Other REGIONAL credits include shows at New Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Syracuse Stage, The Kennedy Center,
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CREATIVE STAFF Patrick Hamilton (Playwright) was born in Hassocks, Sussex in 1904. He and his parents moved a short while later to Hove, where he spent his early years. He published his first novel, Craven House, in 1926 and within a few years had established a wide readership for himself. Despite personal setbacks and an increasing problem with drink, he was still able to write some of his best work. His plays include the thrillers Rope (1929) – on which Alfred Hitchcock’s film Rope was based – and Gaslight (1939), also successfully adapted for screen in the same year. There was also an historical drama, The Duke of Darkness (1943). Among his novels are The Midnight Bell (1929), The Siege of Pleasure (1932), The Plains of Cement (1934), a trilogy entitled Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky (1935), Hangover Square (1941), and The Slaves Of Solitude (1947). The Gorse Trilogy is made up of The West Pier, Mr Stimpson And Mr Gorse, and Unknown Assailant, which were first published during the 1950s. He died in 1962. John Going (Director) is Associate Artistic Director at Olney Theatre Center, where he has staged close to 50 productions including Over the Tavern, Witness for the Prosecution, Misalliance, The Savannah Disputation, Night Must Fall, The Millionairess, The Underpants, The Mousetrap, Doubt, 13 Rue de L’Amour, I Am My Own Wife, The Constant Wife, The Heiress, Morning’s at Seven, Lend Me a Tenor, Charley’s Aunt, Holiday, Hay Fever, Light Up the Sky, Noises Off, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Lucky Stiff [1990 Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Resident Musical]. At The Studio Theatre, he directed highly successful productions of Gross Indecency, Love! Valour! Compassion!, Conversations With My Father, The Lisbon Traviata, The Women, and A Tale of Two Cities. His work has been seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, internationally, and in regional theaters across the country. A four-time Helen Hayes Award nominee, he received the Outstanding Direction Award for his work on The Miser at The Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger. He has won the Kevin Kline Best 301.924.3400 AS_PROGRAM.indd 11
Director Award for I Am My Own Wife at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a National Players alumnus. C. Renee Alexander (Production Stage Manager) OLNEY THEATRE CENTER: Neville’s Island, Over the Tavern. OFF BROADWAY: for colored girls who have considered suicide 25th Anniversary, Freed (59E59th), Home Front (La Mama), The Shoemaker (Theatre Row). INTERNATIONAL TOURS: The Oedipus Plays (Athens, Greece), Flipsoids (Manila, Philippines). DC AREA: The Shakespeare Theatre: The Oedipus Plays, Richard III; Arena Stage: Resident SM for 5 years. Liz Covey (Costume Design) OLNEY THEATRE CENTER: Over the Tavern, Misalliance, The Savannah Disputation, Night Must Fall, The Millionairess, The Underpants, and The Mousetrap. Recent work includes You Can’t Take It With You and The Diary of Anne Frank for the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Misalliance for the Pearl Theatre, NYC; Betrayal for Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, The Marriage of Figaro and new musical by Charles Strouse based on Dreiser’s An American Tragedy for Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. Her work has been seen at most of the major regional theatres in this country including Princeton’s McCarter Theatre, ACT in San Francisco, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cincinnati Playhouse, Hartford Stage Company, The Denver Center, and Pittsburgh Public Theatre. A native of England, Liz lives in Manhattan and is co-author of two books on theatrical costume. She has been a member of the faculties of Barnard College/Columbia University, Marymount Manhattan College, and Bennington College, Vermont. Ms. Covey is a member of United Scenic Artists. Jeffrey Dorfman (Sound Design) is a freelance Sound Designer based in Washington, D.C. With more than 10 years of experience in music performance, he has studied theatre at SUNY Buffalo and University of Maryland, College OLNEYTHEATRE.ORG
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CREATIVE STAFF Park. Winner of a 2009 KCACTF Region 2 Award for Excellence in Sound Design, Jeff utilizes his background in music performance, composition, and theatre arts in order to immerse the audience in worlds of imagination. Recent work includes OLNEY THEATRE CENTER: Over the Tavern, Sleuth, The Sound Of Music, Witness for the Prosecution, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown; UMD: Sandwalk; UMBC: OTMA, The Laramie Project. Nancy Krebs (Dialect/Vocal Coach) is very happy to be back at Olney Theatre Center. Previous Olney Theatre Center credits include: Witness for the Prosecution, Misalliance, Charlie’s Aunt, Blithe Spirit, Carousel, Lend Me a Tenor, Morning’s at Seven, Oliver!, Doubt, and Of Mice and Men. Her other credits include: Studio Theatre, DC: The Habit of Art, (American Premiere) The Enda Walsh Festival: The Walworth Farce &The New Electric Ballroom, Look Back in Anger; Rep Stage: Boeing, Boeing, Home, Mary Rose, The Temperamentals, Yellowman, Or, Barrymore, Two by Barrie; The Theatre Alliance: The Woman Who Amuses Herself; Everyman Theatre: The Crucible, Red Herring, My Children! My Africa!, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Watch on the Rhine, Cripple of Inishmaan, Candida, Betrayal, Sight Unseen, Turn of the Screw, I Am My Own Wife, Our Town (Choral director and composer); Bay Theatre: Master Harold and the Boys, The Norman Conquests. She is Voice Instructor in the Theatre Department of the Baltimore School for the Arts,operates her own voice studio, The Voiceworks, and is a member of AFTRA, AEA and SAG. Dennis Parichy (Lighting Design) previously lit Misalliance, The Savannah Disputation, Night Must Fall, The Millionairess, The Underpants, Doubt, The Constant Wife and 13 Rue de L’Amour for Olney Theatre Center. Recent designs include Sunset Boulevard and Find And Sign for the Pioneer Theatre Co., Seven Guitars and The Trip to Bountiful for People’s Light & Theatre Co., The Sunshine Boys for Arizona Theatre Co., and Dragon Play for the Articulate Theatre Co.. He has designed on and Off-Broadway and
in regional theatres throughout the U.S. since 1964. He has received Obie, Drama Desk, and Dramalogue awards for his designs and teaches lighting design at Purchase College. Mr. Parichy is a member of United Scenic Artists. Carissa Thorlakson (Wig Design) is very excited to be joining the creative team at Olney Theatre Center. DC AREA: Theatre J: Apples from the Desert OTHER:William Inge Center for the Arts, Celebrate! - A Tribute to Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, A Hot Waltz with Paula – A Tribute to Paula Vogel. Independence Community College, How I Learned to Drive, Nickel & Dimed, Enoch Arden, Eurydice[KCACTF Meritorious Award for costume design]. Inge: A Complex Evening, The Medium, Far Away [ Meritorious Award for costume design] OPERA: Santa Fe Opera: Apprentice Scenes, Rigoletto, Béatrice et Bénédict. INSTRUCTOR: Independence Community College. Adjunct Faculty. EDUCATION: North Dakota State University BFA James Wolk (Set Design) has designed scenery here at Olney Theatre Center for Over the Tavern, Witness for the Prosecution, Misalliance, The Underpants, The Mousetrap, Doubt, 13 Rue de L’Amour, The Constant Wife, The Heiress, Lucky Stiff and more starting 25 years ago with Noises Off. Mr. Wolk has also directed Off-B’way Zona, The Ghost of Greenbrier, and Bruno Hauptmann Kissed My Forehead. His international design credits include Theater Magdeburg, Germany: Gypsy; Staedtische Buehnen, Augsburg, Germany: My Fair Lady and West Side Story; Staatstheater am Gaertnerplatz, Germany: Funny Girl, and The English Theatre of Vienna, Austria: Fully Committed. Jason Loewith (Artistic Director) won Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, and Jeff Awards for Best New Musical for Adding Machine: A Musical, which he co-wrote with composer Joshua Schmidt (off-Broadway, 2008). His latest musical is Big Nate: The Musical, which premiered in May at Adventure Theatre. Recent regional work as a director includes the world premiere of Broke (Alliance Theatre, Atlanta), Time Stands Still (Everyman, Baltimore), Crime and
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CREATIVE STAFF Amy Marshall (Managing Director) joined Olney Theatre Center in October of 2007. Ms. Marshall graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University in 1991 and joined the staff of the Florentine Opera that same year. During her seven years as Production Director at the Florentine, she maintained a balanced production budget every year. In the summer of 2000, she accepted a position with the Milwaukee Ballet. Her enthusiasm for the art form led to her eventual promotion to Executive Director. Under Ms. Marshall’s leadership, the Milwaukee Ballet achieved a balanced budget for the four years she served as Executive Director. That trend has continued as she has lead Olney Theatre Center to a balanced budget for the past three years. In addition, due in large part to Ms. Marshall’s leadership, The Gazette for Politics and Business recognized Olney Theatre Center as one of the top 53 businesses in the state of Maryland in 2011 and 2012.
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Punishment and Working It Out (CENTERSTAGE, Baltimore), Adding Machine: A Musical (Studio Theatre, DC), and a dozen plays for Chicago’s Next Theatre Company, where he served as artistic director from 2002-08. Those credits include the Chicago area premieres of Dying City, Defiance, The Long Christmas Ride Home, and Fabulation. He conceived and directed the world premiere of The American Dream Songbook, wrote and directed the world premiere of War With the Newts, and produced Chicago premieres by Caryl Churchill, Suzan-Lori Parks, Carson Kreitzer, Sam Shepard, Dael Orlandersmith, and many more. He is a three-time grantee from the NEA for Artistic Excellence, a recipient of support from the Rockefeller MAP Fund and MacArthur’s International Connections Fund, and a TCG New Generations Future Leaders grant. Mr. Loewith joined us as Artistic Director after serving four years as Executive Director of the National New Play Network.
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Latecomers are seated at the discretion of the house manager. Please do not bring food or drink into the theater (bottled water is allowed) and all buildings are smoke-free. The use of recording or photographic equipment during the show is prohibited. Olney Theatre Center is not responsible for any items left on our campus. All children, including babies, require a ticket. We will ask parents to take their children to the lobby if their behavior is disturbing patrons. Please turn off your cell phone in the theaters.
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Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Gregory In Memory of Ms. Shirley S. Platt Kathleen Quinn Mr. Vernon L. Skinner, Jr. Patricia Woodbury
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Linda A. Dawkins Gordon and Margot Dibble The William H. Graham, Sr. Family Robert E. Hebda Mrs. Reba Heyman The Honorable Sidney Kramer Paul and Pat Mangus Amy and Dean Marshall The Honorable Karen S. Montgomery and Mr. Harry Montgomery Tony and Connie Morella James Pape and Nancy Newman-Pape Carol Trawick
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Anonymous – In memory of Kate Gibson Ms. Jeanne Brush The Honorable Gene and Mrs. Cindy Counihan Richard and Joan Curtis Michael and Michelle Fannon Barry and Marie Fleishman Mrs. Frances Hughes Glendening Ms. Winifred E. Herrmann Nettie Horne Miss Gertrude L. Poe Mr. and Mrs. Clifford L. Johnson Sandy and Alan Wade Kevin White & Rossana Salvadori – In honor of our parents, Anson & Marge, Dilvo & Dina
Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. David Bottegal Mrs. Melissa Collins Ned Cramer Steve Danielson and Dr. Kenneth Hoyle Ms. Miriam Dubin Edith L. Embrey Maureen and Tom Estrin Senator Jennie M. and William Forehand Berdie and David Firestone Stuart and Vivian Goldman Max Jacobs Margaret and Jim Johnston Sheldon T. and Audrey Katz The Honorable Benjamin F. Kramer The Honorable Rona Kramer Jason Loewith John and Kathy Lyons Charles S. Mack and Alice Barrett Mack Maggie and Tico McCready
Robert W. Neighbors Bob and Marlene Mitchell Lester R. and Helaine G. Morss Nancy Nelson Ortiz Richard and Anita Peterson Mark Quackenbush Mr. and Mrs. Sandeep Saggar Victor Shargai and Craig Pascal Charles and Mary Solla Chris and Chris Youstra
Anonymous Harold M. and Christine A. Bartlet Dennis and Holly Blackledge Robert Burk Eileen and Paul DeMarco Frederick Denecke M. Charlene Dorrian In Memory of Queonna Edmonds Tom and Peg Gibian Mr. Jay Glerum Mr. John E. Going Hal and Karen Gordon Mr. and Mrs. Michael Greenhut Paul and Marilyn Henderson Mr. Richard F. Hughes Jane Thérèse Larsen Helen C. and Philip D. Lee The Honorable Isiah Leggett and Mrs. Catherine S. Leggett Amy Lowenstein Ms. Sandra Marks Marie Lisa McKillop Tom and Denise Murphy Osborne C. Parchment, PhD Jim Petosa Daniel and Christine Powers Cokie and Steve Roberts Mr. Michael Rubino Ms. Robin Rudden Robert and Lelia Russell Mita Schaffer and Tina Martin Michael and Chris Spates
In Loving memory of Dick and Nancy Thomas Dr. John D. White and Dr. Irene White John A. and Mary Daley Yerrick Ms. Halo Wines
JoAnn and Dean Aulick Mr. and Mrs. James D. Ball Dr. Patricia Beaston Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Berenguer Erik Boas Michael Bobbitt Dr. and Mrs. Kelly Bossard Weldon C. Brown Katherine and Wil Chase Mrs. Clare W. Crawford - Mason Mr. David Dunn Marilyn and Bennett L. Elisberg Laurie and Arnold Foudin Robert J. and Liane A. Giardina Mr. Marvin J. Goldman Ann and Thomas Gooch David and Eileen M. Haley Mr. Edward Han William A. Hanson and Gail A. Lieberman Joshua and Ana Rita Hauge Ms. Virginia Navas Heine Jim and Lynne Hensley Jon and Michelle Hulsizer John F. Jameson and B.J. Shorak Nene Keita – in honor of Aissatou Diakite Mr. and Mrs. John C. Kendall Mr. and Mrs. John Koskinen Telfair Leimbach Megan Davey Limarzi Mrs. Lillian Litowsky Marina Lowen Delmar and Dorothea Luce Linda and Tom McCabe Susan McCarthy Bill Michie
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THANK YOU Frederick and Elizabeth Montgomery Dr. Sara Moran Stuart and Margaret Natof Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nelson Timothy C. O’Hara Libby S. Rubin The Honorable Luiz R. Simmons William Simms Cora and Murray Simpson Leslie F. Smith and Stacy P. Smith Dr. and Mrs. Roger G. Sorensen John, Pamela and Rachel Spears Ms. Donna Spiegler Ms. Carole Steele Alicia and Marlin Taylor Charlie and Deborah Thompson Peter Threadgill Carrie and John Trauth Dr. and Mrs. White Buddy and Kim Wyre Philip and Shirley Yaffee Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Youstra The Honorable and Mrs. Craig Zucker
Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Djime Adoum Ms. Susan Allen Sarah Allen and John Anderson Rick and Susan Andrews Alan and Susan Apter Bill and Sandy Attick Howard G. Ausden Ms. Rita Ball Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ballard Ms. Louise G. Bargamian Mr. Stanford B. Barouh Elaine B. Baugham-Young and James A. Young, Jr. Howard R. and Alice L. Baum Dan the Man Marian Bellama Fran and Harvey Berger Ms. Ann S. Berman Elyse and Jeffrey Bernstein Mr. Merle J. Biggin Ms. Elizabeth Russell Boe
Diane Boehr Ms. Suzanne Borden Dr. Vera Borokovec Julius Bowen Jan Boyce Mr. and Mrs. Peter Brady Howard and Karen Braun Mrs. Rhoda H. Bucker-DeMattio Mrs. Elizabeth Burkhardt Mr. and Mrs. William M. Butler Valerie M. Campbell Thomas and Edna R. Carcaterra Ms. Mary Champagne Mr. and Mrs. Sotiros Chaparas Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Chatlynne Howard and Rosie Chernoff Ms. Kelli M. Clayton Ms. Marie Cole Myra Colmenero-Macmillan James Costrell and Helen Wood Mr. Leonard V. Covello Mr. Edward Cowan Katheryn L. Cranford M. Cullingford and S. Cullingford Barbara B. Dahlgren Martin and Belle Davis Mr. James Dawson Keith and A. Eletheer Decker Mr. and Mrs. Paul Deerin Royal S. Dellinger Mr. Howard Deutch Ms. Kay Dildine Mr. and Mrs. James Duda Ms. Janet Dunlop Mr. Samuel P. Edgerly Mr. Henry Eigles Donald and Barbara Eisen Michele and Steve Eisenberg Mr. Mark B. Epstein Edith Espenshade Mr. Lanning Evans John and Heea (Vazirani-) Fales Ms. Julianne Farmer Mr. Brad Farrell Bob and Pat Fauver Matthew W. and Laura G. Fetters Roger and Rosalind Fields Mrs. Roger J Folstrom David Frankenberger, Jr.
Mr. William Friar Leonard Friedman and Randi Passamaneck Ms. Noreen B. Friedman Mr. Richard Frome Jane Anne Gavaghan Tookie Gentilcore Roger and Barbara Gessay John W. Gettys Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Goldstein Ms. Jan Goldstein Ms. Amy Gonce Mr. Robert Goren Mrs. Ann L. Grau Sam Hack Romayne A. Hagyard Susanne and Stephen Hardy Rachel Spory Harper Joan E. Hekimian Delegate and Mrs. Hank Heller Joseph Hess Ms. Sara Hieny Dick Kafka and Val Hildebrand Ms. Gay Hill Saundra Hill Mrs. James J. Hill, Jr. Ms. Elizabeth Hiner Robert Hirano Vicki L. Hodziewich Katrina Holt Mr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Horman Joannene Hudak Robert R. Hudson H. David and Alexis Huey Cecilia Bonangelino Ms. Ann Jennings Mr. Clayton Johnson Ms. Nora Jones Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jourdenais Mr. JJ Kaczynski Dorothy B. and Paul D. Kagen Carole Kaminsky – In Memory of Rob Kaminsky Jeffrey Kaufman Mr. Don Kaveny Ms. Ilona Kessell Bob and Leslie Kim Elizabeth S. King Edith M. Kirk
Mr. and Mrs. Jason King Jones Ms. Amy R. Knowlton Ms. Nina M. Koenick Ms. Anya Kornilova Stephen and Katharine Kovarcik Eugenia Krasner Ms. Nancy Laing Mr. David Landstrom John and Jeanine Lee Cindy R. Lefkowitz Carol M. and Michael B. Lehan Bob and Ellen Lent Ms. Judy Levinson Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Libman Paul and Susan Linz Laurie Weker Lipton Marcia Litwack Betty Long Mr. Richard M. Loughlin Ms. Marina A. Lowen Marina Lowen Patricia Lydon and Family Rosemary A. MacDonald Donna K. Malarkey Brent and Sharon Malcolm Ms. Liz Mamana Ms. Sherryl Marshall – In memory of Bette Marshall Ron and Ingrid Masi The Matathias Family Pat and Stan Mayers Mr. and Mrs. Brent McIntosh John and Rita McKee Ms. Claire McLaughlin Laurel and Bob Mendelsohn Ms. Pauline Mendo Ms. Donna Merson Blanche Messerly Robert and Susan Meyer Frances Michelsen Ms. Enid Miles Nancy Cox Mills and Edward W. Mills Bruce and Janet Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. Forest Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. Lance Morrell Nancy Morrison O’Connor Mr. Christopher Mueller
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THANK YOU Mr. and Mrs. Russell Muntifering Ms. Claire Myles Mr. Stephen Nachamie Irva Nachlas-Gabin Mr. and Mrs. George Newett Ms. Patricia Nichols Mr. and Mrs. Brian W. Nutting Ms. Mimi Oâ€™Donnell Ms. Betty J. Palmer Julie S. Parker Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Parker Norman and Joan Paull Mr. and Mrs. John Pelosi Clara Perlingiero Janice B. Phalen Ms. Jacqueline O. Pickard Bernard Poppert Maurice and Charlotte Potosky Mr. Mark Prindle Susannah F. Prindle Ms. Carol W. Ramella Mr. Avee Ranjan Mrs. Elizabeth M. Read Ms. Virginia Rehbehn Barbara G. Resnick Mary and Robert Rich
Ms. Nancy Ricks Mr. Michael J. Rinaldi II Mr. and Mrs. James C. Ritter Mrs. Leigh Roberts Ruth Rodberg Unterweger Mr. Tim Rogan Elie and Lesly Rogers Mr. Domenick Romeo Ms. Suzanne Rotbert In Memory of Philip L. Rothchild Dr. and Mrs. Steven Ruben Fill and Linda Ruegg Mrs. Ludmilla Sabatiuk Ms. Adrienne W. Sacks In Memory of Paula Savage Ronnie and Les Sax Barbara and Irwin Schaeffer Amy E. Schaffer Ms. Belle Scheibner The Honorable and Mrs. Donald Schiff Elizabeth M. Schmidt Mr. Philip Schneider Mr. Jeff Schrager Dick Schreitmueller Jayson and Leslie Schwam-Miles
Margaret F. Schweitzer Bernard and Rita Segerman Bensel and Ruth Selis Mr. and Mrs. Guy Shannon Theda and Sholom Sheffermen Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence A. Shulman Mr. and Mrs. Sickel Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Slate Marshall and Deborah Sluyter Carl W. Smith and Michael L. Burke Bob and Marianne Smythe Mr. Arnold Sperling Janet Springer Ms. Barbara Starke Mr. and Mrs. David Stearman Ms. Mary A. Steele Elaine and Stanford Steppa Mr. Allan Stevens Herbert and Anne Stiff Ms. Susan Stracquatanio Mr. and Mrs. Duane G. Straub Donald and Mary Street Jane Stutsman David Tannous Gene & Renate Taylor Louis Taylor and
Stephen Simpson Patricia and Ronald Tipton Mr. and Mrs. Michael Toperzer Mr. and Mrs. James Torri Kevin Townsend & Jane Pesci-Townsend Debby Vivari Ms. Sarah P. Vollmer John and Charlotte Walker Marc Walton and Toni Stifano-Walton Jean Warner Drs. Nabila and Momtaz Wassef Mr. Ethan Watermeier Brad Watkins Professor and Mrs. Peter P. Weidenbruch, Jr. Mr. David W. Weiss Ms. Kaissa Wetcher Iris Wilder D. Leonard Donna M. Wink Ms. Frances Woodrow David Mendick and Naomi Yadin-Mendick Ms. Renee E. Yancey Mr. and Mrs. Dan Zimmerman
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OLNEY THEATRE CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS President....................................................................................Jennifer L. Kneeland Board Chair.................................................................................... Susan Finkelstein Vice President........................................................................ Megan Davey Limarzi Treasurer.......................................................................................Patricia Woodbury Secretary.........................................................................................Anthony Morella Assistant Secretary.............................................................................. Amy Marshall Chairman Emeritus.............................................................. William H. Graham, Sr. President Emeritus.............................................................................Gene Counihan
BOARD MEMBERS Phyllis Bottegal Linda A. Dawkins Frances H. Glendening John E. Going W. E. Gregory
Robert E. Hebda Arthur Holmes Stephen Kaufman Jason Loewith Helen Marshall Robert L. Mitchell
Nancy Nelson Ortiz Sandeep Saggar Nicole T. Totah Alan Wade Christopher Youstra
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Associate Artistic Director
Associate Producer, Musical Theatre
Assistant to Managing Director
Nene Keita Chyeslan Buso
Production Director of Production
Dennis A. Blackledge
Stephen M. Greene
Assistant Technical Director
Matthew Robert Mills
Scene Shop Forman
William Yarbrough III
Costume Shop Supervisor
Assistant Costume Shop Supervisor
Communications Sales Director
Weldon C. Brown
RMR & Associates, Inc.
Social Media & Marketing Associate
David Ash, Rebekah Baumgartner, Skyler Broughman, Chelsea Cranshaw, Stefanie DeHart, Angela Plante, Taylor Radke, Sarah Scafidi, Brian Shaw
Patron Services Manager
Michael R. Burgtorf
Fred T. Paul
Box Office Manager
Show Staff Assistant Stage Manager
Wig and Hair Consultant
Associate Sound Engineer
Elvin J. Crespo
Light Board Operator
Jason King Jones
Olney Theatre Center for the Arts is a member of Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization representing the not-for-profit American theater; the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington; the League of Washington Theatres; and the Baltimore Theatre Alliance.
Assistant Box Office Manager
Box Office Supervisor
Lucirae Cooley, Kelly Craig, Lina Al Dajani, Megan Eng, James Gormly-Rack, Seth Ghitelman, Brittany Graham, Joy Hugo, R. Wesley Meekins, Will Richardson, Khris-Ann Small
Box Office Associates
Adisa Aboagye-Marfo, Judy Abrams, Arash Bahari, Vince Constantino, Kara Fannon, Ashley Grant, Nicole Jennings, Leah Keilsohn, Chisomo Maluwa, Will Richardson, Joshua Rose, James Gormly-Rack, Rachel Spory-Harper, Emily Townsend, Alex Xourias
Development Director of Development
David Frankenberger, Jr.
Olney Theatre Center for the Arts is a professional theater employing members of Actorsâ€™ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. Actorsâ€™ Equity Association, founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the U.S. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.
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Together we can help more people become cancer survivors. Joel Brown (on the right), husband and father of three, was treated for stage four throat cancer at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He praised the quality and nature of our continuum of care—from diagnosis to radiation and infusion treatment. He’s pictured with Luther Ampey III, MD, Radiation Oncologist and Medical Director, Helen P. Denit Center for Radiation Therapy.
Chances are, cancer’s devastating effects have touched your life in one way or another. We created the Capital Campaign for Oncology at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center to make cancer treatment as accessible, convenient and innovative as possible. Our goal is to bring advanced medical technology, new services and expanded programs to patients, families and our community. Visit MedStarMontgomery.org/SupportOncology or call 301-774-8777 to donate.
Inspire the Innovation to Cure The Capital Campaign for Oncology
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