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From the Director Abigail Adams Gotthold Ephraim Lessing wrote Nathan the Wise in 1778, Germany. He set the action in 1192, Jerusalem. Edward Kemp did a new translation for the Chichester Festival in England, 2003. We perform it now in the fall of 2009 here in Malvern, Pennsylvania to begin our 35th Anniversary Season. Why this play? Hardly anyone has heard of it. Never mind, we have reasons; good ones. Everything about Nathan the Wise — its themes, scope, relevance to current affairs, its eccentric form (not quite a comedy, not quite a tragedy), the design challenges it presents, and the ensemble it requires — expresses who we are as a Theatre, demonstrates what we value, and celebrates our hopes for the future. It is the perfect choice to celebrate the triumphs and throes of becoming 35. Most critics would argue that Nathan the Wise pleads for religious tolerance. Lessing made a parable of the German enlightenment that presents a utopian vision of people co-existing despite ethnic, religious, and cultural differences in a world overflowing with different pathways to the truth. We agree with those critics. First and foremost, though, Nathan the Wise insists on the importance of friendship and the deep need we all feel for families — for the family we’re born into and for those we make with our love and work. This theme informs every aspect of our production, beginning with the cast. Guests and company, from near and far, we value our relationships with every one. First the guests: David Strathairn, known to most of you for his films (Passionfish, Goodnight, and Good Luck, The Bourne Ultimatum, etc.), last seen at People’s Light in Sally’s Gone, She Left Her Name in 1999. David has maintained a friendship with People’s Light for over twenty years. Roslyn Ruff, recent Obie Winner, has worked with us several times beginning with In the Blood in 2003, and has sandwiched Nathan in between starring roles in two productions at New York Theatre Workshop. Brian Anthony Wilson, no stranger to film and television, first came to People’s Light in 2001 to play Alexandre Dumas in Les Trois Dumas and most recently played Refrigerator John in Eggs. And Luigi Sottile, who may be familiar to audiences from his work at the Lantern Theatre and with Azuka Theatre, makes his first appearance on our stage in Nathan. He’ll join us later this season for the holiday Panto and King Lear as well. Saige Thompson is both guest and family. She began her company career at age six, playing Nora’s youngest child in A Doll House; she has taken a break from her successful television and film career to return home. Nathan includes four senior members of our resident artistic ensemble — the soul of People’s Light: Stephen Novelli, who has played countless roles from Hamlet to The Father in Six Characters in Search of an Author, and will be directing The Secret of Sherlock Holmes later this season; Kathryn Peterson, a sought-after actor in Philadelphia currently on the tenure track at Arcadia University, and writing our 5th Holiday Panto; Peter DeLaurier, teacher, director, adapter, and leading actor (Sherlock himself); and Graham Smith, The Miser and Sir Toby Belch among others, and now preparing to play King Lear later this season. We’ve assembled a Nathan design team of company and long-established colleagues, and added a new friend, set designer Wilson Chin. This mix creates a web of connection that provides the different points of view, the trust, and the imagination essential to what we value as a Theatre and that finds eloquent expression in the themes and actions of the play. 5

Last, and certainly no less central for that, we join an audience that includes both old friends and new acquaintances we hope will become friends. We all (you, Company, and colleagues) join together in an occasion that continues a social tradition begun thousands of years ago. In so doing, we join Lessing: we assert the power of storytelling to connect us with our better selves, to bring us to awareness of our possibilities, and, just possibly, to show us ways that may lead us to become better, more generous, even (dare I say it?) “wiser” human beings.

The Kemp translation gives a very modern feel to the play, and moves more swiftly than the lengthy original, but it captures the structure and complexity of Lessing’s dramatic poem even as it avoids fixed and final answers. Its movement is the movement of learning, not of dogma. It is not an easy play, though its action and momentum are clear. It has an immediate impact and then, as Lessing surely intended, provokes further and shifting insights as we reflect upon its complex, humane, and timely story.



From the Dramaturg

About the Playwright

Graham Graves

Gotthold Lessing

Gotthold Lessing (1726-1780), a major figure of the German Enlightenment, was a man of letters, a philosopher, theologian, poet, and polemicist who deserves to be better known in the English speaking world than he is. Lessing wrote Nathan the Wise at the end of a life controversial even by ‘Age of Enlightenment’ standards. Since his youth Lessing had constantly argued for tolerance and understanding of different points of view, and for friendship as a basis for inquiry into the truth of different religious and philosophical perspectives. He wrote to expose the unreasoned, dogmatic assumptions of his time, especially those concerning the suppression of divergent thinking in the interests of social order. For Lessing, different points of view create the essence of community. Lessing set the play in 1192 in Palestine, after Saladin’s defeat of the massed forces of the (Latin Christian) Kingdom of Jerusalem at the Battle of Hattin (1187). Saladin had retaken Jerusalem from the Christians while avoiding the retribution and bloodshed that had accompanied its capture and the founding of a feudal (Latin or Roman) Christian State in Palestine and Syria in 1099. Saladin was about to agree to a negotiated settlement with the leader of the Third Crusade, Richard Lionheart. Contrary to subsequent heroic mythmaking, Richard and Saladin never actually met. Both of them preferred to negotiate rather than fight when battle promised an indecisive outcome. Richard left the Holy Land in 1192 without retaking Jerusalem, his principal aim, but succeeded in preserving a diminished Christian state in Palestine. This is not a play about history, however. Lessing uses the crusading era, and particularly the dominant figure of Saladin, to distance his audience from the religious conflicts of their own day and to enable them to examine their own religious and philosophical assumptions in a relatively non-threatening way. As it unfolds, the play invites us, among other things, to examine the question, ‘Why is Nathan wise?’ Like a poem, it works at several levels of understanding as well as through an unfolding action that exposes the religious convictions and personal, as well as political, interests of the characters. We watch them react to new ‘facts’ which radically challenge their understanding of what they knew as real. Lessing argued, optimistically in spite of the limitations of everyone’s self-constructed, fragmented view of reality, that the pursuit of truth is possible. But, it requires that we expose to reason the propositions of revealed religion or conventional understanding. And thus we deepen our own understanding, even as we pursue something that always recedes before us. We arrive at a point that cannot be expressed because it is always moving. But we have to try.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist, and art critic, and one of the most outstanding literary minds of the Enlightenment era. At university he studied theology, then medicine, and later literature and philosophy. But already he had made a connection with the stage through translating French plays for Frau Neuber’s theater. In 1748 Frau Neuber put on Lessing’s own maiden effort, Der Junge Gelehrte. From that time on, regardless of his financial fortunes, Lessing gave his entire interest to some form of writing. For a time he did translations for Voltaire. This contact, however, soon ended in disagreement, according to some authorities, because Lessing betrayed a literary confidence of Voltaire’s. Lessing soon found his own dramatic beliefs directly opposed in principle to Voltaire’s pseudo-classicism. His revolt against the Voltairean school is expressed in practical fashion in his first important play, Miss



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Sara Sampson (1755), a bourgeois tragedy of epoch-making importance to the German stage. In 1767 Lessing’s famous Minna von Barnhelm appeared, the first German comedy with characters and action concerned with contemporary German life. In 1770 he was made court librarian for the Duke of Brunswick at Wolfenbuttel. With income assured he married, only to lose his wife and an infant son within two years. To assuage his grief, he plunged more deeply than ever into literary work. He completed during this period the remarkable prose tragedy, Emilia Galotti, and wrote the powerful Nathan the Wise, a play which departed decidedly from precedent in its choice of subject. Lessing was not only the first truly German playwright, but he is known, too, as the “father of German criticism.” Notable among his critical works is the celebrated Hamburg Dramaturgy. Lessing’s literary activity continued up to the time of his sudden death while on a trip to Brunswick in 1781. ***

About the Translator Edward Kemp Edward Kemp was born in Oxford and grew up in Worcester, Yorkshire and Chichester. He trained with the National Youth Theatre and read English Language and Literature at New College Oxford. After university, and following a brief spell as Dramaturg at the National Youth Theatre, Edward became an Assistant Director at the Chichester Festival Theatre. He then went to work with Anthony Quayle’s Compass Theatre where he founded the company’s education and community wing. From 1991-1996 he was Staff Director at the Royal National Theatre working with Steven Pimlott on The Miser, Roger Michell on The Coup, Alan Ayckbourn on Mr A’s Amazing Maze Plays, Phyllida Lloyd on Pericles, What the Butler Saw and The Way of the World (for which he was also dramaturg), Richard Eyre on The Prince’s Play, John Gabriel Borkman and Nicholas Hytner on The Madness of George III, The Recruiting Officer, Carousel and The Wind in the Willows. He directed revivals of both The Wind in the Willows and The Madness of George III, and the US tour of the latter. As a director his work includes Marlow’s Doctor Faustus with Samuel West and Michael Feast, Anouilh’s Wild Orchids (Leocadia) with Patricia Routledge, Peter Whelan’s The Accrington Pals (Chichester), Neil Monaghan’s Beautiful People (Scarborough), Heiner Muller’s Mommsen’s Block, Gertrude Stein’s Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights (Vermont), As I Lay Dying (Louisiana), The Cherry Orchard, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Romeo & Juliet, King John, King Lear, The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, John Whiting’s The Devils, Brecht’s Fear and Misery in the Third Reich, Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis. For The Table Show, he has directed The Reprieve (Battersea Arts Centre), Coventry (National Theatre), Wanted Man (Battersea Arts Centre, Edinburgh Fringe, British Council, New Zealand, Budapest) and Missing Reel (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Traverse, Edinburgh). Writing includes five adaptations in French for Théâtre Sans Frontières, a dramatization of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying for the Young Vic and radio adaptations of The Mysteries and WG Sebald’s The Emigrants. He has written numerous short opera libretti, including for both the Royal Opera House and ENO Studios, and a screenplay of Edmund Gosse’s Father and Son. In 2000 he was first writer in residence at the Cove Park artists’ centre on the west coast of 8

Scotland, for whom he created a sound installation and numerous pieces of environmental art. With The Table Show he has created Word on the Street, a mile long text work for Lavender Hill in Battersea. He is currently the Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. ***

Special Thank You to Camilo Rincon We want to express our immense appreciation and gratitude to Camilo Rincon, who has been here practically every day for the last 18 months, ensuring timely completion and adherence to the project plans for the construction of the new parking lot and the renovation of the Congdon Building. His passion, determination, and love of People’s Light were witnessed with his every decision as he continued to solve problems both large and small on a daily basis. And a special thank you to Camilo’s wife Marie for supporting his time at the Theatre. During Camilo’s time here, we have made many improvements to our physical plant with the renovation and expansion of The Congdon Building, which is named for a former board member and founding partner of Liberty Property Trust, George Congdon. We accomplished the following: • Built the new parking lot • Enlarged the lobby so that it can more comfortably accommodate our audience • Added a multipurpose classroom that can be divided into three separate spaces for the Theatre School • Built new dressing rooms and green room/kitchen for the actors and staff • Created a new office for telemarketing • Added a dedicated concessions area • Constructed a decently-sized box office area • Renovated the rehearsal room, costume and production shops • Increased the restroom facilities by 150% These renovations were provided by a $2 million RACP grant from the Governor’s Office. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the following people: • Governor Rendell, Bob Flick and the late Bob Thompson for sponsoring the $2 million RACP grant • Our State Senator Andy Dinniman and State Representative Duane Milne for helping to obtain our reimbursements • Chesco Economic Development Council Matt Hickey, Mary Beth DiVincenzo and Elaine Jasper for assisting us with the paperwork for the State Budget Office and Island Construction • Hal Real, Jack Farrell, and Jim Lutz for their advice and expertise • Bill Westhafer from Cubellis and Jim Moore from Island Construction, Bill Spats from Spats Framing, Inc.


THE CAST Abigail Adams Artistic Director

Grace E. Grillet Managing Director Main Stage September 16 – October 11, 2009

By Gotthold Lessing Translated by Edward Kemp

Kathryn Petersen* David Strathairn* Saige Thompson* Brian Anthony Wilson* Luigi Sottile Graham Smith* Roslyn Ruff* Stephen Novelli* Peter DeLaurier*

SETTING Jerusalem, 1192

There will be one 15-minute intermission.

Directed by Abigail Adams Set Designer WILSON CHIN Lighting Designer DENNIS PARICHY Stage Manager AUDREY M. BROWN* Alexander Teacher/Coach JANO COHEN

Daya Nathan Rachel Al-Hafi The Templar The Lay Brother Sittah Saladin The Patriarch

Costume Designer MARLA J. JURGLANIS Sound Designer/Composer CHRISTOPHER COLUCCI Guest Dramaturg GRAHAM GRAVES Production Manager CHARLES T. BRASTOW*

Special thanks to Conrad Holt.

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Scene Shop Foreman DYLAN JAMISON

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Assistant Master Electrician MATTHEW BERTUCCI

Costume Shop Manager MARLA J. JURGLANIS

Cutter/Draper ABBIE WYSOR


Properties Master ELIZABETH STUMP

Stage Management Associate KATE NELSON

Stage Management Intern MARY PIZZULLO

Resident Dramaturg ELIZABETH POOL *Member, Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


*Member, Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers. People’s Light operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. People’s Light is a member of the Theatre Communications Group, The League of Resident Theatres, American Arts Alliance, Theatre Trustees of America, The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, The Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership and the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. People’s Light is an equal opportunity employer. The People’s Light & Theatre Company proudly participates in the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, a program of the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.



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The Patriarch Recently at PLTC: Defarge in A Tale of Two Cities, The Persians, Sherlock Holmes... and the Director in Six Characters in Search of an Author (Barrymore Nomination). An Artistic Associate at PLTC, he has been with the Theatre since 1981. Other PLTC productions: Hard Times, Galileo, Abundance, Holes, A Delicate Balance, In the Blood, Sister Carrie and the international tour of Kabuki Achilles. Nominated for the Outstanding Actor Barrymore Award for PLTC’s Man from Nebraska, he won for Underneath the Lintel at the Lantern (where he directed Sizwe Bansi is Dead last season). He played Matthew Cuthbert at PLTC in his recently published stage adaptation of Anne of Green Gables (nominated for the Barrymore for Outstanding New Play). He has directed at PLTC and at theatres around the country, serving as Artistic Director of New Stage Theatre in Jackson, MS. With his wife, PLTC actress Ceal Phelan, and other friends, he co-founded The Delaware Theatre Company in 1978.

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Saladin Last season Stephen appeared at People’s Light as Dr. Manette in A Tale of Two Cities and Darius in The Persians. Other recent roles include The Father in Eurydice at The Wilma Theater, as well as John Aycliffe in Crispin: The Cross of Lead and The Father in Six Characters in Search of an Author at PLTC. He has directed Tuesdays with Morrie, Camping with Henry and Tom, The Hope Zone, As You Like It, Measure for Measure, and Glengarry Glen Ross, among others. A member of the resident company since 1974, he has performed in many productions, including The Imaginary Invalid, Jack and the Beanstalk, Born Yesterday, Julius Caesar, Midons – or The Object

of Desire, The Little Foxes, all three versions of A Christmas Carol, The Merchant of Venice, Sacco and Vanzetti: A Vaudeville, Sign of the Lizard, The Playboy of the Western World, Sister Carrie, Hamlet, Tartuffe, The Tempest, and Have It Your Way.

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Kathryn Petersen Daya Kathryn Petersen has appeared in over sixty productions regionally, most recently appearing in Iron Kisses with Act II Playhouse, Kid Simple with Azuka Theatre and The Tempest at Arcadia Stage. Kathryn is also a produced and published playwright. People’s Light will be producing her fifth Panto in November 2009 — Snow White in Follywood. Kathryn is an Artistic Associate at People’s Light, an Assistant Professor at Arcadia University, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Playwriting at Temple University.

Roslyn Ruff Sittah Roslyn’s Off-Broadway credits include: Things of Dry Hours (NYTW); Seven Guitars (OBIE Award, Signature Theatre); Killa Dilla (Working Theatre); Cherry Orchard, Macbeth (Classical Theatre of Harlem); the world premiere of Pudd’nhead Wilson, Taming of the Shrew (The Acting Company). Her regional credits include: the world premiere of Coming Home (Long Wharf); 20th Century Cycle (August Wilson, Kennedy Center); Piano Lesson (IRT/Geva Theatre); Two Trains Running (Old Globe); the world premiere of Gee’s Bend (ASF); Intimate Apparel, the world premiere of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Alliance); Gem of the Ocean (McCarter/ACT); King Lear (Yale Rep); Sleeping Beauty, Once in a Lifetime, In the Blood (Barrymore Award) (People’s Light & Theatre 13

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Co.). Her international credits include: Macbeth (2004 Bonn Biennale Festival; Shakespeare Festival of Neuss, Germany), The Oedipus Plays (Shakespeare Theatre DC at 2003 Athens Festival, Greece). Film & TV: Salt (2010), untitled Todd Solondz project, Rachel Getting Married, In the Blood, The Jury, Sopranos. Training: IATT at Harvard University (MFA).

The Hothouse, Khlestakov in The Government Inspector (all at the Lantern Theatre), Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare in Clark Park), and Handsome in Whiskey Neat (Azuka Theatre). Thank you so much to the wonderful cast and everyone at People’s Light for making me feel right at home.

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Nathan David Strathairn last appeared on stage at People’s Light in Russell Davis’ Sally’s Gone, She Left Her Name, and in Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center in Tom Stoppard’s Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, a piece for actors and orchestra, directed by Jiri Zizka, who also directed him in the U.S. premiere of David Gow’s Cherry Docs at the Wilma. He last performed in NY in 2007 playing Cassius in Richard Nelson’s Conversations at Tusculum at the Public Theatre and has for almost two years now been taking part in Bryan Doerries’ The Philoctetes Project in which the plays of Sophocles, Ajax and Philoctetes, are read to military communities throughout the U.S. with the intention of destigmatizing psychological injury through ancient stories about warriors struggling to be heard and to be healed, creating a catalyst for discussion about the devastating effects that war has upon our entire society in terms of health care, chronic illness, and veterans and their families. Other theatre credits include The Tempest, Act/SF; Dance of Death and Salome, NY/B’way; Winter’s Tale and The Birthday Party csc/ny. Of the many independent films he has appeared in, seven of which are works by John Sayles, the most recent are: Sophie Barthes’ Cold Souls starring Paul Giamatti, Julie Taymor’s The Tempest starring Helen Mirren, and Howl, a film about Allen Ginsberg’s poem of the same name

The Lay Brother Graham Smith has been in more than 180 plays and 10 films. His history includes a B.A. (Davidson College), M.F.A. (Hilberry Classic Theatre), twelve years with the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival (NCSF), plus 24 seasons with the Charlotte Repertory Theatre. A member of the Resident Ensemble of Artists at PLTC since 1999, he lives in Charlotte with his wife, Audrey Brown, and their two golden retrievers, Henry Possum and Slim Underfoot. Recent work at PLTC includes Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Danforth in The Crucible, Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes & The Case of the Jersey Lily; Dinko in The Day of the Picnic. Plus Gonzalo in The Tempest at Actors’ Theatre of Louisville; Lear in King Lear, Verges in Much Ado, and Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol at North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, and Salter in A Number at the North Carolina Stage Company.

Luigi Sottile The Templar Luigi is thrilled to be joining the cast of Nathan the Wise. You can also see him this year at People’s Light in their Snow White holiday Panto and King Lear and also in the Wilma Theatre’s production of Leaving. Previous roles include Father Welsh in The Lonesome West, Horace/Chrysalde in The School for Wives, Cassio in Othello, Lush in 14

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PROFILES and the controversy surrounding it. He is extremely grateful to have the opportunity to work with People’s Light & Theatre once more.

Saige Thompson Rachel Saige Thompson is delighted to be making her return to People’s Light in Nathan after a seven-year hiatus. Last time she was seen at PLTC was in 2002 under Abbey’s direction in The Little Foxes. Other PLTC credits go back to 1988 where she made her stage debut (under Abbey’s direction) in A Doll’s House at age six. She went on to do another twenty productions at PLTC through the years. Favorites include: Dimly Perceived Threats to the System, A Village Fable, Playhouse Creatures and The Secret Garden. She has been living in Los Angeles and was cast as a serious regular on FOX’s Life on a Stick and last year’s ABC Family miniseries Samurai Girl. Other TV credits include: ER, Ghost Whisperer, Cold Case, CSI, Without a Trace, Veronica Mars, Grey’s Anatomy, Raising the Bar and the Lifetime movie Racing for Time. After all that she is pleased to be returning to the theatre and her family at PLTC and thanks Abbey for the opportunity!

Brian Anthony Wilson Al-Hafi Brian Anthony Wilson is thrilled to return (so soon) to the stage at People’s Light, where he recently appeared as Refrigerator John in Eggs. Favorite roles include Alonzo Fields in Looking Over the President’s Shoulder at Hedgerow Theatre, Avery in The Piano Lesson at the Arden, Othello at the Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, Becker in Jitney at Kansas City Repertory Theatre and Arizona Theatre Company, Marty in Dreamgirls at the Prince Music Theatre, Lyons in Fences at the Arden

and the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Juror #6 in 12 Angry Men at Cleveland Playhouse, Alexandre Dumas pére in Les Trois Dumas at People’s Light, King Hedley II at Philadelphia Theatre Company, Herald Loomis in Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, and Gabriel in Fences at Bushfire Theatre. TV credits include The Sopranos, Law & Order: SVU and five seasons as Homicide Detective Vernon Holley on HBO’s The Wire. Movie credits include The Postman, Keeping the Faith, Explicit Ills, Shelter, The Good Student, Law Abiding Citizen and the recently completed romantic comedy, Love You, Mean It. Dedicated to the memory of my Aunt, Rosella Wilson, and family friend Calvin H. Thomas Jr.

Abigail Adams Director Abbey is Artistic Director of the People’s Light & Theatre Company. During her 33-year association with the Theatre, she has directed more than 60 plays. Recent productions include The Day of the Picnic, Getting Near to Baby, Theophilus North, Twelfth Night, Something You Did, Fabulation, The Member of the Wedding, The O’Conner Girls, Sleeping Beauty, The Miser, String of Pearls, Arthur’s Stone, Merlin’s Fire, and In the Blood. Abbey served for ten years on the faculty at Swarthmore College and has also taught at New York University, Bryn Mawr College, Carnegie Mellon University and the Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario. She has served as a panelist and site reporter for the NEA and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Ursinus College.

Charles T. Brastow Production Manager Chaz’s first encounter with People’s Light was as an intern in 1984 where he was an assistant to the 15

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Stage Manager, but since then has worked in most of the various departments in Production after joining the company fulltime in 1987. He has stage managed over 80 productions and designed sound for over 120. In addition to his work for PLTC, he has designed for many of the Philadelphia area theaters, as well as Delaware Theatre Company, Arena Stage in Washington D.C., and Primary Stages in NYC. He has also worked for Nickelodeon (Double Dare, Think Fast, and Finder’s Keepers), Carnival Cruise Lines, Greg Thompson Productions, MillerReich Productions, Zap Productions, MLR Theatrical, and Scenery First. Part-time pursuits include history (M.A. in History), guitar, and writing.

Jano Cohen Alexander Teacher/Coach Jano Cohen is certified in The Alexander Technique by The Alexander Alliance and is a teaching member of Alexander Technique International. She has been teaching the Alexander Technique independently since 1988 and has specialized in helping performers, athletes and people who have chronic pain. She holds an M.F.A. in dance from Temple University and a B.A. in dance from Bennington College. She currently teaches T’ai Chi Ch’uan, a Chinese martial art. This and her 22 years of experience teaching, choreographing and performing dance enhance her ability to assist with movement for theatre. Jano has taught Alexander Technique classes and provided Alexander Technique support for various productions at People’s Light, including The Member of the Wedding, Twelfth Night, Something You Did, Theophilus North, Getting Near to Baby, and The Day of the Picnic.

Audrey M. Brown Stage Manager Audrey is happy to be back at People’s Light. She also works with Riverside Theatre, Florida Rep., North Carolina Shakespeare Festival, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte Rep., and Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. She was the American Equity SM for the Royal Shakespeare Company for Davidson College residencies and has worked with The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C. & Dallas Theatre Center. A member of AEA since 1991, Audrey lives in Charlotte with 2 golden retrievers and her husband, Graham Smith.

Christopher Colucci Sound Designer/Composer Christopher Colucci makes sound and music as a theater artist, composer, and guitarist. Last season at People’s Light he designed The Day of the Picnic and Eggs, as well as shows with the Arden, Walnut Street Theatre, Theatre Exile, The National Constitution Center, The Lantern, InterAct, Villanova, Flashpoint, and the Delaware Theatre Company, among others. Christopher received the 2008 Barrymore award for Outstanding Sound Design and has been nominated in 2009 for his work on The Hothouse at the Lantern.

Wilson Chin Set Designer Wilson’s New York credits include: Next Fall (Naked Angels), Masked (Daryl Roth Theatre), 10 things to do before I die, Len Asleep in Vinyl and The Dear Boy (Second Stage Theatre), Dark Matters (Rattlestick Theatre), boom (Ars Nova), King of Shadows (Working Theatre), Christine Jorgensen Reveals (New World Stages). Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor and The Saint of Bleecker Street (Central City Opera), Don Giovanni (San Francisco Opera), Dido and Aeneas (NY Chamber Opera). Regional: Dying City (Hartford Stage), The Way of the World (Shakespeare Theatre Company), The American Plan (The Old Globe), The Violet Hour (Barrington Stage), Trinity Rep, ACT,

PROFILES Her Name, Hearts: the Forward Observer and many more. Marla’s designs have also been seen at the Delaware Theatre Company, The Arden Theater Company, Philadelphia Theatre Company, AMTF, Virginia Stage Company, Alliance Theatre Company and George Street Playhouse.

World Bank in its Middle East and North Africa regions. Subsequently, he worked as an independent education consultant with European Community education projects throughout the newly independent countries of the former Soviet Union, including Russia. He has a B.A. Honors in philosophy from University College, London; a post-graduate degree in Administrative Studies from Oxford University; and a Master’s degree in Education and Applied Linguistics from the Institute of Education, University of London. Currently, he lives in Wallingford, PA.

Dennis Parichy Lighting Designer Dennis’s numerous designs at People’s Light include Eggs, The Day of the Picnic, Getting Near to Baby, I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Theophilus North, The Giver, Fabulation, String of Pearls, and In the Blood. He has worked in regional theatre, OffBroadway, Broadway, and internationally. He designed the American premieres of Athol Fugard’s Valley Song, My Children! My Africa!, the New York premiere of The Road to Mecca, and the world premiere of Sorrows & Rejoicings. Broadway credits include Talley’s Folly, Burn This, and As Is. Other recent designs include The Pajama Game for Arizona Theatre Co.; The Light in the Piazza for the Pioneer Theatre, Salt Lake City; Emma, a new musical, for The Cincinnati Playhouse and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and Cecilia’s Last Tea Party for the Passage Theatre. He has just published a book on lighting design, Illuminating the Play, The Artistry of Lighting Design and teaches at Purchase College, SUNY.

Marla J. Jurglanis Costume Designer Resident Costume Designer for the past 16 years and manager of our Costume Shop, Marla’s recent designs include Doubt: A Parable, Eggs, A Tale of Two Cities, The Day of the Picnic, The Persians, Sherlock Holmes & The Case of the Jersey Lily, Crispin: The Cross of Lead, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Theophilus North, Humble Boy, Splittin’ the Raft, Twelfth Night, The Imaginary Invalid, The Foreigner, The Crucible, Jason and the Golden Fleece, The Member of the Wedding, 30FEST, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Sleeping Beauty: A Comic Panto in the British Style. She has designed costumes for over 70 PLTC productions, including Born Yesterday, Holes, The Fantasticks, The Little Foxes, He Held Me Grand, The Dreaming of Aloysius, Playhouse Creatures, Book of Days, The Memory of Water, Sally’s Gone, She Left

Graham Graves Guest Dramaturg Graham Graves served as a career officer in the British Council for 25 years, living and working in Iran, India, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Malta, and Washington, where he was an Education project officer at the 16



Now in our 35th season, the People’s Light & Theatre Company is a nonprofit, professional theatre founded in 1974 by Danny Fruchter, Meg Fruchter, Ken Marini, and Dick Keeler. These artists were committed to making theatre rooted in service to the community with artists who lived in the community. Today, this founding principle remains central to People’s Light through our mission and programming. Our mission is to make plays drawn from many sources to entertain, inspire and engage our community. We hope that these plays and programs bring people together and provide opportunities for reflection, discovery and celebration. We extend our mission through arts education programs that excite curiosity about and deepen understanding of the world around us. Our artistic ensemble engages in significant community collaboration and continues to make connections with new audiences through our nationally recognized arts education program, Project Discovery. This program serves 30,000 young people each year through in-school residencies, student matinees that bring students from 20 high schools to the theatre twice each year for free, special projects tailored to specific youth communities, and a year-round Theatre School for both young people and adults. We house guest artists in a restored 18th-century farmhouse that includes a banquet room that can be rented for special events, as well as a bistro, Places! Total community served is nearly 85,000 annually. Our $5 million annual budget employs 70 full and permanent part-time artists and staff members and almost 200 additional guest artists. People’s Light has always made its home in Chester County. In 1979 the Theatre moved to our current seven-acre site in Malvern, which includes two black box theatres with 375 and 180 seats, respectively. We produce seven to nine plays per season, mixing world premieres, contemporary plays, and fresh approaches to classic texts for our 6-Play Series and Family Discovery Series. The Theatre continues to be recognized nationally for commissioning new plays; of the 338 productions we have mounted over the course of our 35-year history, 122 were world/regional premieres, over one-third of our production output. Recent commissions that have received world-premiere performances at People’s Light were Y York’s adaptation of Jerry Spinelli’s Eggs, Russell Davis’ The Day of the Picnic, the adaptation and translation of Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author by company member Louis Lippa; Playwright Russell Davis’ adaptation of Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi; and Y York’s adaptation of Getting Near to Baby by Audrey Couloumbis which was just remounted at Childsplay in Tempe, Arizona and soon to be produced at Seattle Children’s Theatre. Notable past productions include Lou Lippa’s two-part, six-hour adaptation of Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie, Karen Sunde’s Achilles: A Kabuki Play (both world premieres), and The Gospel at Colonus by Bob Telson and Lee Breuer. American premieres include: Edward Kemp’s translation of Gotthold Lessing’s Nathan the Wise, David Hare’s adaptation of Brecht’s The Life of Galileo, Grimm Tales, Beauty and the Beast, and More Grimm Tales from London’s Young Vic. Our productions have toured as close to home as Philadelphia (Holes at the Kimmel Center in 2005) and as far away as Mexico, Budapest, and Cyprus. People’s Light has been the recipient of major grants from many national and local foundations and corporations, including The National Endowment for the Arts; AT&T:OnStage; NEA Shakespeare for a New Generation; The Open Society Institute; The Shubert Foundation; The Surdna Foundation; TCG New Generations and The Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund; The Fund for New American Plays; Target Corporation; The Pew Charitable Trusts; The Philadelphia Foundation, The William Penn Foundation; The Connelly Foundation; The ARAMARK Charitable Fund at the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program; Sunoco, Inc.; The Independence Foundation; ING; and PECO, an Exelon Company (see more listings under annual fund at the back of this program). Nationally, People’s Light holds a reputation for excellence and innovation. In the five-county Philadelphia region, People’s Light is valued as a cultural center that responds to its community.




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Malvern, PA 19355 Box Office Hours Noon – 6pm daily 610.644.3500 SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED IN OUR THEATERS. IN CASE OF FIRE - Walk in a calm & orderly manner to the nearest exit. DO NOT RUN. FIRST AID - For first aid assistance, please contact the House Manager or nearest usher. LATECOMERS - People’s Light respectfully reminds you that in order not to disturb patrons already seated, latecomers will be seated in the nearest available seats at an appropriate pause in the performance. Patrons may then move to their original seats at intermission. CAMERAS, TAPE RECORDERS, CELLULAR PHONES, PAGERS are strictly prohibited in the theater. Please ensure that your wristwatch alarm does not sound during a performance. Patrons expecting urgent messages are requested to leave their name & seat location with the House Manager when being seated. SPECIAL SERVICES - Our theaters are fully accessible to the physically disabled and include wheelchair seating. Please notify the box office in advance. Handicapped parking is available near the entrance to the buildings. Our theater offers assisted listening devices in both spaces. Please see the Box Office to request a device. FACILITY RENTALS - The Farmhouse and theaters at People’s Light are available for weddings, meetings or to make any of your events special. Contact Shane Magee at 610.647.8060. VOLUNTEERS - There’s always a need for ushers. Contact us at 610.647.1900. A GREAT GIFT IDEA!! If you’re confused about what to get for that wedding, anniversary, birthday or special gift — consider a subscription to The People’s Light & Theatre Co. Contact Andrea Shives at 610.647.1900 x113.

Abigail Adams

Grace E. Grillet

Artistic Director Ms. Adams is Artistic Director of The People’s Light & Theatre Company. During her 33-year association with the Theatre, she has directed more than sixty plays, including The Day of the Picnic, Getting Near to Baby, Theophilus North, Twelfth Night, Something You Did, Fabulation, The Member of the Wedding, The O’Connor Girls, Sleeping Beauty: A Comic Panto in the British Style, The Miser, String of Pearls, Arthur’s Stone, Merlin’s Fire, In the Blood, Playhouse Creatures, Book of Days, The Road to Mecca, Sally’s Gone, She Left Her Name, More Grimm Tales, Heartbreak House, A Perfect Ganesh, Arabian Nights, My Mother Said I Never Should, Misalliance, Three Hotels, Peter Pan, The Last Good Moment of Lily Baker, and Taken in Marriage. Ms. Adams has directed readings and workshops of new plays for Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Circle Rep, New York Stage and Film, and the Public Theatre. Abbey served for ten years on the faculty of Swarthmore College and has also taught at New York University, Bryn Mawr College, Carnegie Mellon University, and The Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario. She has served on a variety of national boards and panels and is an active advocate for arts education. She holds an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Ursinus College.

Managing Director Grace E. Grillet has served as Managing Director of The People’s Light and Theatre Company since March 1997 and her responsibilities include oversight and management of finance, fund development, day to day operations, marketing/public relations, branding and audience development and institutional development efforts of the Theatre. Grillet’s tenure with the Company began in 1990 as Director of Development, a post she held for seven years. Prior to joining People’s Light, Grillet was Administrative Director for the Philadelphia Festival Theatre for New Plays from 1983-1990 and began her career in Student Activities at the University of Pennsylvania. She serves on the board of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance as past chair and is a board member of the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia. She has participated in the following professional development opportunities: The Legacy Program of the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, National Arts Strategies Executive Program for Non-Profit Leaders at Stanford University, NAS Leadership in a Changing Environment, Target/TCG Expanding the Manager’s Repertoire, and Leadership Inc.


Abigail Adams

Grace E. Grillet



L. Frederick Sutherland, President Kenneth B. Mumma, Vice President Brian D. Doerner, Treasurer Hal Real, Secretary Abigail Adams Sally S. Bullard Anne M. Congdon John E. “Jack” Farrell Carole Haas Gravagno Leonard Haas Thomas P. Hogan Arnold W. Johnsen Zane David Memeger David D. Mooberry Elizabeth Pool Steven J. Reiss Jayson Sutton Karin B. Takiff Penelope P. Watkins Carol Aichele, ex-officio

Abigail Adams Kevin Bergen David Bradley Charles Brastow Alda Cortese Russell Davis Peter DeLaurier Mark Del Guzzo Lee Devin Elizabeth Webster Duke Melanye Finister Leonard Haas David Ingram Marla Jurglanis Mark Lazar Louis Lippa Ken Marini Rosemarie McKelvey Susan McKey Kate McSorley Paul Meshejian Christopher Patrick Mullen Stephen Novelli Dennis Parichy Kathryn Petersen Ceal Phelan Elizabeth Pool Ahren Potratz James Pyne Marcia Saunders Mary Elizabeth Scallen Cathy Simpson Graham Smith Tom Teti Saige Thompson Julianna Zinkel

HONORARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES Kenneth D. Hill, Chair Evelyn Andrews Earl M. Baker William C. Buck William F. Drake, Jr. Josephine Klein Paul J. Levine Anne U. Martin Margarett F. McKeel Sam S. McKeel Betty U. Musser Benjamin R. Neilson William D. Ravdin Marilyn Steinbright Danny S. Fruchter, Founding Producing Director

STAFF Artistic Director ABIGAIL ADAMS* Managing Director GRACE E. GRILLET


Director of Design JAMES F. PYNE, JR.* Literary Manager ALDA CORTESE* Playwright in Residence LOUIS LIPPA* Resident Costume Designer MARLA J. JURGLANIS* Co-Founder/Guest Director KEN MARINI* Senior Dramaturg LEE DEVIN* Resident Dramaturg ELIZABETH POOL* Artistic & Education Liaison SAMANTHA BELLOMO Artistic Associates PETER DELAURIER* STEPHEN NOVELLI KATHRYN PETERSEN* MARY ELIZABETH SCALLEN* Artistic Intern CLAIRE INIE-RICHARDS


Director of Education NANCY SHAW Education Coordinator SARA WAXMAN Resident Teaching Artist MELANYE FINISTER* Dramaturgy/Education Intern AMY LIPMAN New Voices Van Driver DENNIS DORAN RICHARD HILL




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Director of Marketing & Communications CHRISTINE BARBUSH KOZSUCH Director of Audience Services AMY WILSON Marketing Manager ABBY SUCHTING Subscriptions Manager/ Marketing Assistant ANDREA SHIVES Sales Director ADRIA CHARLES Box Office Manager ELIZABETH GARDNER


People’s Light devotes 22% of the Theatre’s Annual Budget to Project Discovery, our collection of Arts Education Programs. Project Discovery offers many exciting ways for you as a member of the community to create something that didn’t exist before, and to discover something new about yourself in the process. These programs take place at People’s Light, in schools and universities, and with community groups throughout the Philadelphia region.


Director of Development JANE P. MOSS Director of Corporate Relations and Special Events SARAH SELVAGGIO Campaign Director RICHARD QUINN Development Coordinator JENNIFER MULLEN Information Systems Manager/ Development Assistant ALICE L. BARTMER Development Intern MEGAN LEA Development Volunteer MARYANN GAVIN


Production Manager CHARLES T. BRASTOW* Technical Director JOE FRANZ Scenic Shop Foreman DYLAN JAMISON Scenic Carpenter JEFFERSON HAYNES Scenic Painter WILL SCRIBNER Properties Master ELIZABETH STUMP Master Electrician GREG MILLER Assistant Master Electrician MATTHEW BERTUCCI Stage Manager KATE McSORLEY* Stage Management Associate KATE NELSON Stage Management Intern MARY PIZZULLO Accommodations Manager PATRICIA G. SABATO Sound Operator MICHAEL HAHN Costume Shop Manager MARLA J. JURGLANIS* Cutter/Draper ABBIE WYSOR Wardrobe Supervisor BRIDGET ANNE BRENNAN Costume Staff BARBARA NATALE MEGAN WHITE-MARLEY Farmhouse Catering FARMHOUSE BISTRO, INC. Farmhouse Management SHANE MAGEE


Project Coordinator, Buildings & Grounds CAMILO RINCON Cleaning and Maintenance MIKE KEEGAN Landscaping BEAUTY N’ DESIGN

* Member of Resident Ensemble



PROJECT DISCOVERY PROGRAMS Project Discovery High School A free student matinee program for over 10,000 students from 21 area schools each year. Professional Development for Teachers In-service workshops for classroom teachers. School and Community Residencies Theatre-making projects throughout the region The New Voices Ensemble An ongoing collaboration among students from nearby communities, including Chester and Coatesville, and the Theatre’s artistic company. The Family Discovery Series Compelling plays for family audiences. Theatre School and Summerstage Year-round classes for adults and youth. PROJECT DISCOVERY HIGH SCHOOLS Avon Grove High School Bishop Shanahan High School Center for Arts and Technology – Pickering Campus Coatesville Area Senior High School Coatesville Area 9th and 10th Grade Center Conestoga Senior High School Downingtown East High School Downingtown West High School Great Valley High School Hatboro Horsham Senior High School B. Reed Henderson High School Interboro High School Kennett Square High School Norristown Area High School Octorara Area High School Owen J. Roberts High School Oxford Area High School Phoenixville Area High School Bayard Rustin High School Unionville High School West Chester East High School

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The Spotlight Society is comprised of individuals who support People's Light with gifts of $1,000 or more. We are deeply grateful to everyone listed below for their generosity toward and their belief in People's Light and its future. Spotlight Society members enjoy a number of exclusive benefits that provide rich behind-the-scenes experiences of the Theatre and its programs. If you are interested in learning more about The Spotlight Society, contact Jane Moss at 610-647-1900, ext.102. To make an online donation, go to



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Hans and Wendy Buitendijk Mrs. Cynthia M. Bullaughey Dr. and Mrs. Bruce C. Burt Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cairns Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Carnahan Bill and Cissy Claypool Mr. and Mrs. Kevin M. Connor Ms. Eileen M. Cunniffe Lawrence Davidson and Janet Amighi Mrs. Thomas G. Davis Charlotte and Vincent deGregoris Jeffrey and Nancy Dore * Charles and Ann Dremann Dick and Nancy Eales Mr. and Mrs. Michael England Reese M. Ewing Robert and Susan Fahey David and Linda Fazzini In memory of Leslie Fielding Anthony and Laura Fiorenza Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fitzgerald Terry and Frank Foster A. David and Lani Frank Anne and Howard Fussell Issy and John Gallen Joe and Kathy Gloyd Dr. and Mrs. Herbert I. Goldberg Sally and George R. Graham Jr. The Bruce and Adele Greenfield Foundation Norman and Joan Hagerman Dr. and Mrs. James A. Hallock Julie Hankin Bob and Irene Haver Ms. Mary E. Heiser Mr. and Mrs. Douglas P. Heller Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Hockenbury Frances Hoekstra Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hurff Ann Ingram Mary Alice and Ian C. James Ms. Precious U. Jefferson Thomas Johantgen and Leslie Roy Mr. and Mrs. Arnold W. Johnsen Mr. and Mrs. Henry K. Justi James and Bonita Kehler Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keith Mr. and Mrs. Edwin W. Kemmerer Mr. and Mrs. Turrey A. Kepler Nancy Kimmons and John Senior Deb Kratzer Dr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Krauser Dr. Linda Kurtz Catherine A. Lamb Mrs. W. Mifflin Large Mrs. Vivian Lasko and Mr.

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Mr. and Mrs. Louis Battagliese Jr. The Baxter Family Jane N. Beatty Margaret Beauchesne Dr. and Mrs. Mark E. Beaugard Mr. and Mrs. Robert Becker Mr. Gary W. Becknell In honor of Milton Bedrick Dr. and Mrs. Charles E. Bemis Bill B. Benton and Margaret Perryman Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Benton Mrs. Ragnhild Bergquist Nancy J. Bergsten Mr. and Mrs. Carl Berkman Mr. and Mrs. James Bernstein Lisa Betters Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Bierl Ms. Melinda Black Ms. Evelyn Blackman Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Blatstein Mr. and Mrs. Eugene J. Blaum Mr. Finbar Blehen Ms. Deni Boekell Mrs. Dorothy L. Boeshore Scott and Alison Bond Mr. and Mrs. William Bones Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Bosch Jerry and Joan Bourgeault Wes and Annette Bowers David and Margaret Bradley Susan Brastow Patricia L. Braucht Mary Brauman Chuck and Shannon Breuer Mr. Henry H. Briggs Jean Brindidi Mr. and Mrs. Richard Briscoe Mr. and Mrs. Michael Brodman Ron and Suzy Brody Dr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Brooks Jen and Neil Bryant Mr. and Mrs. John Bryck Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Burch Jr. Patrick and Patricia Burke Mr. and Mrs. Christopher L. Burks Ann and Tim Burnell The Burtch Family Chris and Jonathan Butcher McBee Butcher Mr. and Mrs. John Butterworth Mrs. Susan S. Callahan Dr. and Mrs. Ira S. Cantor Margaret and Andrew Cappelli Bob and Sally Carroll Dr. Madeline Cartwright Mr. Peter Casey David and Lynn Cashell Sarah L. Caspar George and Jean Chamberlain Debra L. Charlesworth John and Janice Chesney Ms. Ann McGill and Mr. Dennis Chien Mr. George Cipperly Mr. and Mrs. John H. Clapham Mrs. Darlene M. Clapp David Clark and Leeanne Gelletly Cecily G. Clark Mr. and Mrs. Alton Cleveland Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Clifford Judith Clifford Mr. and Mrs. Isaac H. Clothier IV Ann Watson and Peter Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Comitta Mr. and Mrs. Hartley S. Connett Dr. and Mrs. Dimitri Contostavlos

Kelly Conway Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Cooke Ms. Lori Corbett Mr. Michael W. Cothren Wendy and Leonard CottonOrlando Ms. Carol A. Coyne Michael Crenshaw Mr. Gary Crowe and Ms. Marie-Pierre Jdanoff Jim and Pat Lockhart Culbertson * Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Cullen Mr. and Mrs. Chris Cuthbert Mr. Joseph I. Daily Jr. Michael and Susan Damiano Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Davis Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Davis Ms. Virginia M. Dean Bob and Karen DeFriest Mrs. Shirley A. Deist Jacques and Nancy DeLaurier Carolyn and Charles DeLone Sophia and Rebecca Demopolos Mrs. Sharon A. Dennison Mr. and Mrs. Richard DeVirgilio Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dichter Charlene and Douglas Dick Marcia Dickerson Mrs. Stefania and Dr. David DiGiallorenzo Daniel and Eleanor Dileo Ms. Patricia D. D’Innocenzo Charles and Patricia DiPuppo David and Barb DiSanto Richard and Marilyn Dixon Sheila Bell and Thomas Dodds Dr. William A. Doerner Lenora Dolan Barbara and James Dolente Jane, Graeme and Kate Donovan Beverly M. Dotter Evelyn and Jim Dougherty Robert and Valerie Downing Spencer B. Downing Barb and Rick Draper Mr. and Mrs. James R. Drumwright The Romberger Family Mr. and Mrs. Paul Eberts Mark J. Ehlers Hedy Margolies-Elefritz Mr. and Mrs. David Elesh Ms. Margaret E. Emerson Mr. and Mrs. Michael English Robert and Rosella English Mr. and Mrs. H. Robinson Ertelt Jim and Nancy Evans Ruth and Ed Fackenthal Mary Rachel Faris and John Redmond Henry and Lynette Faust Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Finkelston Jack and Beth Fisch Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Fisher Dr. and Mrs. Charles W. Fleischmann William M. and Eleanor A. Fleming Stephanie A. Flett Daniel and Jean Flickinger Beth and Courtney Foos Mr. and Mrs. Don Forbes

Daniel W. Foster Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence H. Frame Phil and Joan Fredricks Kate Fritz Ms. Leslie Gall Mary Galligan and Claire Holahan Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Gamble Mr. Mark Garvin Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Gavin Mrs. Linwood Geiger Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Gellhorn William A. Geppert Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James E. Gibson Carol and Edward Gilardi Ms. Cynthia P. Gilham Teresa and John Ginaven Ms. Diane M. Girlamo Janet M. Lis and Jerry M. Gonzales Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goss Anthonje and Debora Goudemond Robert S. Graham Jr. and Sandra A. Kwisz Patricia Forbes and Gary Gray Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Groves Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Guistwhite Susan and Adam Guttentag Tim and Gretchen Guttman Mr. Laurent Guy Julia G. Haas Scott and Sarah Hackman Mr. and Mrs. Eric Hagan Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Hallman Mr. and Mrs. John Harris IV Mr. and Mrs. J. Barton Harrison Mr. and Mrs. Justin Harrison Mr. Bruce Hartlein and Ms. Laura Petersen Mrs. W. Scott Harvin Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Haskell Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Hauptfuhrer Ms. Marion V. Heacock The Heeb Family Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Heldring Ms. Christa A. Hemans Leslie Hempling Mr. Samuel Henck Dr. C. Jo White and Dr. John P. Hennessey Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Henzler Joseph Herbst and Donna Higgins Mr. Mark Herring Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hess Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hiergesell Mr. and Mrs. Arthur T. Hill Ms. Kathryn A. Himsworth Mark and Karen Hite Diane and James Hodgkiss Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hollinger Mr. and Mrs. George Holmes III Mr. and Mrs. Richard V. Holmes John Holt and Susan Trainor Holt Kate and Jorg Holzle Christine and Matthew Hopson Mr. and Mrs. Orville Horwitz Thomas and Lucretia Howe Mr. Leon Hrebien Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Hubbard Mr. and Mrs. Wayne R. Huey Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Humphreys


Virginia Husband Lyn and Joe Hyduke Karen and Francis Iacobucci Jennifer and Scott Isdaner Mr. Howard Jackson Ms. Kathleen Jackson Gabriele and Thomas Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Dennis J. Jacquette Mr. and Mrs. Steven Janney Dr. and Mrs. Steven R. Jefferies Alfred and Anita Johnson Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Johnson Mary Jonas Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Jones Mr. Peter K. Kafer Col. and Mrs. Donald G. Kane Mr. and Mrs. Doug Kargher Everett and Ann Keech Mrs. Caroline R. Kemmerer Mr. and Mrs. John Kemmerer Tom Kolessar and Cheryl Kenia-Kolessar Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kentner Mrs. Thomas G. Keyes Mara Gorman and Matthew Kinservik Bobbi Kisebach Mr. Don Kligerman Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kling Mr. and Mrs. Peter N. Klose Dr. and Mrs. R. Karl Knight Ms. Patricia Kosek * Walt and Mary Alice Kottmeyer Larry and Barbara Kricka Mr. John Kronenberg Deborah and David Krych Mr. and Mrs. Michael Labriola Sr. Ms. Kathleen Landells Sue P. Lapin Sue and Walt Lapinsky Janice and Steven LaPorte Mr. and Mrs. David P. Largey Rudi and Hattie Laveran The Layton Family Mr. and Mrs. Marc Lederman Susan and David Lee Mr. and Dr. James Lee Mr. and Mrs. David Lenowitz * Donald Leonard The David Levine Family Mr. and Mrs. Saul Levit Mrs. Betty C. Lewis Mrs. Lloyd W. Lewis Ms. Terri A. Lewis Jim and Claudette Leyden Mr. and Mrs. Larry Light Ms. Zohra Lomri Samuel B. Long Bob and Valli Lopez Dr. and Mrs. Lucas S. Loukedis Karen and Kevin Lucey Heidi and Stuart Lurie Mr. and Mrs. David L. Lurio Bob and Peggy Lyon Mr. and Mrs. K. Thomas MacFarlane Mr. and Mrs. Stephan Mackell Ms. Donna MacKinley Mr. and Mrs. James MacKrell Jr. Paul and Kathleen MacMurray Edward and Priscilla MacNeal Bob and Deb Madonna Stephanie and John Madsen Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Maffei Antoinette Makowski Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Malarkey

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Markley Ilene and Jeffrey Maron Dr. and Mrs. Davis B. Martin Jr. Charlotte and Stephen Martin Margaret and Oscar Martinez Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Martini Carla and Denis McCafferty Kira McCarron Karen McCaslin Mr. and Mrs. Donald McCleary for Union Bazzle Mr. and Mrs. Bill McGarrigle Mr. and Mrs. Gary P. McGeehan Mr. and Mrs. John F. McGlinn II Charlene and John McGowan Lisa and Joeph McGrath Brian McHugh and Inger Magnusson Rob and Kim McKean Mark McKinlay and Jennifer Hunter Mr. and Mrs. James McLaughlin Mr. and Mrs. Jeff McLaughlin William R. McLean The McQuirns Family Thomas A. Meade Sr Betsy and Joe Meehan Ms. Roberta Menapace Janet and Rich Mennies Mr. Paul J. Merluzzi Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Merrell Mr. Eric Miller Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mintz Bruce Mololt Trez and Jean Moore Bill and Sally Moore Mr. and Mrs. Pat Moran Suzanne McMonigle and Christopher Morris Ms. Nancy C. Morrissey Dr. and Mrs. M. Barry Moskowitz Ann and Troy Moss Ms. Hazel Murphy Dr. J. Martin Myers Jr. Mr. and Mrs. John B. Neff Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelsen Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Newbold IV Alexander and Marianne Nikas Mason Noble Jano Cohen and Jeremy Nowak Chris and John Nyheim Ms. Eileen M. O’Brien Mr. Patrick O’Brien Dr. and Mrs. Gregory J. Ochsner

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Odom Brenda J. Oliphant Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Oliver Ms. Linda O’Neill Mr. and Mrs. Peter Oraschewsky Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. O’Rourke Dr. and Mrs. Scott Overdorf Meg McGoldrick and Richard Owens Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Palmer Jr. Nan Latimer and Bob Palmer Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Pancoast Mr. and Mrs. Christopher M. Pappo Mr. Richard J. Pariseau Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Park Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Parsons John R. Patterson, M.D. Judith and John Peakes Mr. Christopher H. Pearce Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Pearson Barbara S. Peck Lucille and John Pelosi Ms. Maureen Pence Tamsin and Thomas Hircock * Mr. and Mrs. Dale Petrovitch Mr. and Mrs. William S. Phelan Kay and Edward Philipps Mr. and Mrs. Richard Phillips Mr. and Mrs. William J. Pinckney Mr. and Mrs. John Pinto Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Platt Jan and Paul Polasky Margo and Daniel Polett Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Pool Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. Poole Eugene H. Poppel Mr. and Mrs. Blake Prichard Mr. and Mrs. David Prizer Constance M. Romer-Quirrin Paul A. Rabe Mr. and Mrs. Michael T. Redding Mr. David Reilly Mark and Lu Ann Reisler Steven and Christine Reiss Rev. Dr. Deborah A. Reynolds Marcia and Sean Reynolds Mrs. Louisa C. Ridgway Mr. and Mrs. Richard Riviello Cynthe and Dan Robertson Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence C. Rome Chris, Susan and Sarah Rosati Michael and Susan Rose

Mr. and Mrs. Howard C. Rosenshine Rod and Pat Ross Joellyn M. Ruane Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Rubin Mr. and Mrs. Clayton M. Ryce * Dr. Cynthia Sacharok Mr. Barton Sacks Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Schmidt Jeanette and John Schmitz Donna Debs and Ray Schneider Maren Schofer Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Schultz Mr. and Mrs. Peter O. Schultz Jr, Ralph and Elizabeth Schumacher Wendy Scott and Sandra Taccone Dave and Kathy Scranton Mr. Philip B. Scranton Ms. Hideko Secrest Robert and Sandra Seltzer Ann J. Seybert Mr. and Mrs. William H. Seybold Robert and Susan Shenkin Tom, Amy and Laura Sherry Mr. and Mrs. Richard Shusterman Mr. and Mrs. Albert J. Silkroski Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Simpson Mr. and Mrs. N. Harlan Slack III Dr. and Mrs. B. Davison Smith Jr. James L. Smith Rebecca Smith Patricia Rocap and Robert Smith Ms. Susan L. Rettig Mr. and Mrs. Mark G. Sofio Mr. and Mrs. James A. Sortinof Dr. Lisa A. Speicher Mrs. Vergie G. Spiker Ms. Mary M. Sproat Tom and Becky Stalnaker Mr. and Mrs. John H. Stanger Wray and Joyce Stanley Dr. and Mrs. R. John Stedman Mr. and Mrs. James W. Steele Lee and Kaaren Steiner Mary Jane and Todd Stell Mrs. Sarah M. Stevenson Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Stewart John and Jennifer Stewart The Stillman Family Kate Stockton Denton K. Stoudt Dr. and Mrs. Richard Streeter Sam and Jean Stretton

Barbara Billings Supplee Dr. and Mrs. Robert Supplee Mr. Rob Sutton Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sykes Charlotte P. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. William J. Taylor Mr. and Mrs. L. Pierre Teillon Jr. Dennis and Linda Tessler The Thomas Family Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Thompson The Tipperman Family Mr. and Ms. Martin Toscano Tom and Jean Treadwell Elizabeth B. Twadell Betty Uhlig Mr. Walter J. Vail Valetta Mr. and Mrs. James Vike Mr. and Mrs. Barry H. Vitow Dr. A. Whitten Vogel and Louise Vogel Mr. Christopher M. Voit George and Melissa Vosburgh Ms. Frances M. Wagner Ms. Wendy J. Wallace Mr. and Mrs. John Warlow Shirley and Everett Warren Phyllis E. Wax Mr. and Mrs. T. Lawrence Way Mr. and Ms. Jeff Weil Drs. George and Jaqueline Weiss Dr. Theodore Weiss Nathan I. Welle Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Welsh Steve and Diane Weltman Glenn and Nancy Wenger Dale A. Wennagel and Roberta A. Kankus The Werbach Family Eric and Kirsten White Aileen E. Whitman Ms. Kathleen Wicker Ms. Maura C. Williams Frances W. Williams Lulu Willing Lois Rettinger and Rick Willumsen Bertram and Lorle Wolfson Jean P. Worley Barbara Yearsley-Monaghan Linda Gamble and Michael Zisman Mr. and Mrs. Jean-Pol Zundel Ms. Greta Zybon

*indicates matching gift List complete as of August 15, 2009. Note: If you are a current donor and do not see your name listed above or would like to be acknowledged differently, please call Alice Bartmer at 610-647-1900, ext. 120.



SPECIAL EVENTS We are deeply grateful to the following individuals, corporations, fellow non-profits, and other good friends for generously participating in People’s Light’s special events during the 2008-2009 season. If you would like to learn more about our annual Auction, London trip or People’s Light Classic, please contact Sarah Selvaggio at 610-647-1900, ext. 119 or

People’s Light gratefully acknowledges the many corporations, foundations and government agencies that support the Theatre’s work. If you are interested in learning more about how institutional support impacts People’s Light and its programs, as well as the benefits associated with sponsoring our productions, family series and educational programs, please contact Jane Moss at 610-647-1900, ext. 102.

1812 Productions ACE INA Ace USA Ronald and Toby Agulnick Bill and Liz Andersen Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Annas Anonymous Arden Theatre Company Mrs. Robert Atchinson Dr. Nancy C. Atchison Mr. and Mrs. Peter A. Austen Azuka Theatre Mr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Baker Megan and Ted Baker The Bakery House Carolyn Barr Ann Sullivan and Alice L. Bartmer Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Bates Steven G. Bazil and Gale Rippel Beauty 'n Design Mr. and Mrs. John V. Bellomo Benari Jewelers Mr. and Mrs. Arthur D. Bielby Mr. and Mrs. David Bishop Ms. Gladys M. Black Ms. Leslie Bock Wes and Annette Bowers Ms. Rebecca H. Bradbeer Carol L. Johnson and Harold Bram Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Brastow Bristol Riverside Theatre Larry and Pat Brotzge DeDe and Tony Brown Mrs. Carl V. Buck, Jr Mr. and Mrs. Carl V. Buck III Ms. Linda Buckalew Campli Photography Carrabba's Italian Grill Mr. and Mrs. Richard Chalfin The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Cirillo Cosmetic Dermatology Spa Anne M. Congdon Mr. Sean Connell Jef Coon and Hattie Weselyk Nannette and Gerry Croce Ms. Eileen M. Cunniffe Russell Davis Ms. Kim Day Delaware Theatre Company Dr. and Mrs. William Dellevigne Desmond Hotel and Conference Center Abigail Adams and Lee Devin Brian D. Doerner Esq. Ms. Julia Doyle Martha A. Drobnak Mr. and Mrs. Ron Dunham Mr. and Mrs. Robert Duvernois Mr. W. Richard Eagan

$25,000 and Above

Englund's Apparel for Men Priscilla Estes Mr. and Mrs. John E. Farrell Theresa and Terence Farrell Ritson and Julie Ferguson Linda and Scott Folk Ms. Mary Foote Karin Takiff and John Franck Jane and Peter Gaffer Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Gavin General Warren Inne James and Joan Goshow Ms. Crystal L. Gould Mrs. Carole Haas Gravagno and Mr. Emilio Gravagno Mr. Francis R. Grebe Mrs. W. Perry Gresh Grace E. Grillet Ms. Erica Griste Helen M. Gruver Gullifty's Mr. and Mrs. John C. Haas Mr. Leonard C. Haas Dr. and Mrs. James A. Hallock Mr. and Mrs. William Hamm Mr. Chris Harrris Charles W. Head Jr. and John A. Faggotti Historic Kennett Square Mr. Thomas Hogan and Ms. Victoria Silbey Mr. and Mrs. John K. Holloran Ms. Tessa Davis Hooper Melanye D. Finister and David Ingram InterAct Theatre Company James A. Michener Art Museum Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence T. Jilk Jr. Thomas Johantgen and Leslie Roy Mr. and Mrs. Arnold W. Johnsen Mr. and Mrs. Francois Jouin Ms. Barbara D. Kaplan Rita and Keith Kaplan Ms. Constance Karakelian Mr. and Mrs. Michael Keegan Mrs. Caroline R. Kemmerer Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Kennedy Ms. Michelle Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Ketterman Mr. and Mrs. Owen M. Killian Ms. Karen Kircher Jon and Jill Kirchner Mr. Robert Kirkpatrick Bobbi Kisebach, Therapeutic Massage Mr. and Mrs. Walter Klausmann Josephine Klein Sharon Kotzen Ms. Margaret Kruza Mrs. Madeline H. Lamb Lantern Theatre Company

Dr. Don LaRossa Ms. Linda Larson Ms. Natalie Levkovich Lisa Linder Ms. Laura Liotta Susan L. McKey Ms. Lynn Lorine Ms. Ruth Hauptfuhrer Lott Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Ludington Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lynch Bob and Deb Madonna Mr. Shane Magee Main Line Optical Margaret Kuo's Mandarin Restaurant Marsh USA Inc. Mr. Jim Mazzarelli Kira McCarron Sandra McNair McKenzie Brew House Wesley and Harriet Memeger Mr. and Mrs. Zane D. Memeger Mr. and Mrs. Larry Meyers FM and Dave Mooberry Mostardi Nursery Ken and Moira Mumma Betty U. Musser Nancy A. Newcomb Nihill & Riedley Mr. and Mrs. Robert Norkus Jano Cohen and Jeremy Nowak Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Oliver Mr. and Mrs. James J. O'Neill Opera Company of Philadelphia Orchestra 2001 The Painted Bride Art Center Pennsylvania Ballet Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe Mr. and Mrs. John Pinto Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Pitcairn PNC Bank Ms. Elizabeth F. Pool Mr. Ahren N. Potratz Mr. and Mrs. Wayne E. Potratz PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP The Print Center Mr. and Mrs. William Prior Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Pyle Richard Quinn and Karen Kruza Mr. and Mrs. Richard Quinn Nancy Shaw and Evan Radcliffe Mrs. Bridget Rahr Mr. William D. Ravdin Hal Real and Anne Sheppard Steven and Christine Reiss Mr. and Mrs. Camilo Rincon Barbara Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Vic Rondeau Paul Rosefeldt Ms. Katherine Rosier Ms. Linda Roth

Mr. and Mrs. David Roy Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Sabato Salon Antoine Mr. Kurt Scheivert Mr. Bryan Schendlinger Mr. and Mrs. Mark Scheuer Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Schultz Mrs. Sherry Schwartz Sandra Taccone and Wendy Scott Ann J. Seybert Vanessa and Robert Sieger Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum Dr. and Mrs. John E. Spellman Ms. Kathleen Spence Staybridge Suites Malvern Dr. and Mrs. R. John Stedman Mr. Eugene Steger Mrs. Carla Narducci Mr. and Mrs. Timotjy J. Summy Mr. and Mrs. L. Frederick Sutherland Target Stores Melinda Taylor Theatre Exile Mr. and Mrs. Alexis Thielens Brother Alan Thomas A Touch of Heaven Massage Therapy Mr. Wayne Toughill Mrs. Grace Turnbull University of Pennsylvania Museum VistaPartners Jim and Donna Wagner Walnut Street Theatre Company Mr. and Mrs. Greg Walters Hon. and Mrs. Tom Watkins Ms. Phyllis E. Wax The Wealth Advocate Investment Group Don and Nancy Weaver Deborah Holt Weil Heidi L. Wells Mr. John Welsh Mrs. Lizanne Wentz Jeffrey and Jennifer Westphal Wharton Esherick Museum Whole Foods WHYY Mr. and Ms. David J. Wierz Mr. and Mrs. Robert Williams Dennis and Claudia Willson The Wilma Theater Amy Wilson Mr. and Mrs. James D. Wilson Penelope P. Wilson Betty and Merle Winters Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Woosnam Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Wooten Yves Delorme Bryn Mawr Ms. Denise Zembryki Zenith Insurance Company

ACE INA ARAMARK Charitable Fund at the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program Chester County Conference & Visitors Bureau The Hamilton Family Foundation Helen D. Groome Beatty Trust, a BNY Mellon Mid-Adlantic Charitable Trust The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation The Marshall-Reynolds Foundation New Century Bank Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative The Pew Charitable Trusts The Philadelphia Foundation Philadelphia Theatre Initiative The Shubert Foundation Inc. TARGET Stores US Airways The William Penn Foundation

$10,000 - $24,000 The Boeing Company Connelly Foundation Independence Foundation ING Foundation National Endowment for the Arts

PECO Pennsylvania Clinical Schools PNC Bank The Rathmann Family Foundation The Vanguard Group

$5,000 - $9,999 Claneil Foundation DNB First ING McLean Contributionship Mellon Financial Corporation Rosenlund Family Foundation The Elsie Lee Garthwaite Memorial Foundation

Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Fund GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Johnson Matthey Inc. Penn Liberty Bank Siemens Sunoco, Inc.

$1,000 - $2,499 Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. The Barra Foundation Quaker Chemical Foundation West Pharmaceutical Services

$500 - $999 Arkema Inc. Foundation + Merck Partnership for Giving + Temple-Inland Foundation

List complete as of August 15, 2009. Note: If you are a current donor and do not see your name listed above or would like to be acknowledged differently, please call Alice Bartmer at 610-647-1900, ext. 120.

MATCHING GIFTS People’s Light would like to express gratitude to the following corporations and foundations for providing their staff with the opportunity to maximize their support for People’s Light by participating in their matching gift program. Arkema Inc. Foundation The Boeing Company GE Fund GlaxoSmithKline Foundation

Glenmede Corporation ING Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

Merck Partnership for Giving The Pew Charitable Trusts PNC Bank Sunoco, Inc.

List complete as of August 15, 2009.

List complete as of August 15, 2009


$2,500 - $4,999


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ON STAGE September/October 2009


Tony & Tina’s Wedding Venice HP, Inc. 7/25/2009 - 10/10/2009 (215) 297-8540

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Walnut Street Theatre 9/8/2009 - 10/25/2009 (215) 574-3550

The Zoo Story* Villanova Theatre 9/22/2009 - 10/4/2009 (610) 519-7474

Buying Entire Collections to Individual Coins

Thoroughly Modern Millie* The New Candlelight Theatre 8/8/2009 - 10/10/2009 (302) 475-2313

more. Philadelphia Live Arts Festival 9/10/2009 - 9/14/2009 (215) 413-1318

Boeing-Boeing* Act II Playhouse 9/22/2009 - 10/18/2009 (215) 654-0200

Gold Coins • Silver Coins • Paper Money • Proof & Mint Sets

Broadway - A Celebration The Dramateurs at the Barn Playhouse 8/21/2009 - 9/13/2009 (610) 539-8876

Rumors, A Farce Players Club of Swarthmore Theater 9/10/2009 - 9/26/2009 (866) 811-4111

Dial M for Murder* Hedgerow Theatre 9/24/2009 - 11/1/2009 (610) 565-4211

See What I Wanna See University of the Arts 9/2/2009 - 9/6/2009 (215) 545-1664

The Unexpected Guest Footlighters Theater 9/11/2009 - 9/26/2009 (610) 296-9245

Thurgood Marshall’s Coming Bushfire Theatre of Performing Arts 9/29/2009 - 10/11/2009 (215) 747-9235

Urban Scuba Philadelphia Live Arts Festival 9/2/2009 - 9/13/2009 (215) 413-1318

Little Shop of Horrors* Theatre Horizon & 11th Hour Theatre Company 9/11/2009 - 10/4/2009 (610) 283-2230

Show Boat* The Media Theatre 9/30/2009 - 11/1/2009 (610) 891-0100

Superheroes Who Are Super! Plays and Players 9/3/2009 - 9/19/2009 (215) 735-0630 How Theater Failed America Philadelphia Live Arts Festival 9/4/2009 - 9/6/2009 (215) 413-1318 Kill Me Now Philadelphia Live Arts Festival 9/4/2009 - 9/7/2009 (215) 413-1318 United We Sing!* Hedgerow Theatre 9/4/2009 - 9/13/2009 (610) 565-4211


Stamps • Bullion • Estates • Rare Coins

The First Day of School*

The A.W.A.R.D. Show! 2009 Philadelphia! 1812 Productions

Philadelphia Live Arts Festival 9/15/2009 - 9/19/2009 (215) 413-1318 The Philly Fan Bristol Riverside Theatre 9/15/2009 - 10/4/2009 (215) 785-0100 Postcards from the Woods Philadelphia Live Arts Festival 9/16/2009 - 9/19/2009 (215) 413-1318 Nathan the Wise* The People’s Light & Theatre Co. 9/16/2009 - 10/11/2009 (610) 644-3500

The Chairs* Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium The Secret Garden* Burlington County Footlighters 9/4/2009 - 9/16/2009 9/18/2009 - 10/3/2009 (215) 285-0472 (856) 829-7144 Happy Hour Madhouse Theater Company 9/8/2009 - 9/17/2009 (215) 413-1318

10/1/2009 - 10/25/2009 (215) 592-9560 Knock’em Dead* Arden Club Theatre 10/2/2009 – 10/8/2009 (302) 475-3126 x4 Psycho Beach Party* Allens Lane Theater 10/2/2009 - 10/17/2009 (215) 248-0546 Cinderella’s Birthday Party Bristol Riverside Theatre 10/3/2009 (215) 785-0100 2009 Barrymore Awards* Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia

10/5/2009 (215) 413-7150

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Nathan the Wise Program  

Don't miss the new adaptation of this beautiful classic of world literature. Jerusalem in 1192 was a city in which Jews, Christians, and Mus...