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Director’s Note

by Steve H. Broadnax III As I watch the news and see the state of our nation today, I am saddened and outraged: the hunt and killing of young black lives, riots, assassination of police officers, a controversial presidential election, war, poverty, injustice, harmful actions fueled by racism, sexism and homophobia. As these images and stories replay repeatedly in the media, it’s hard for me to differentiate between the 1960’s and 2016. Sadly the images look identical. Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop is as relevant now than ever before. What was true in the 1960’s is still true today. Historically, people of African descent have relied on a higher power outside of us to glean strength to overcome continuous sustained adversity. This play is steeped in African aesthetics and its core hangs on magical realism and spirituality. In Hall’s The Mountaintop, we meet a human being with flaws who rose to extraordinary feats and watch him confront his fears and fight an inevitable conclusion. Dr. King is an example of the power of humanity that you possess and I hope this story inspires you to pick up the baton and continue his dream, fight injustice, and love one another until we are all ... “FREE AT LAST”.

Passing the Baton “Your time is now, I tell you NOW! The baton may have been dropped. But anyone can pick it back up. I don’t know where in the race we are, but pick up that baton and pass, pass, pass it along. This baton is no longer the burden my image can bear.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. from The Mountaintop King received the baton from: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948): Leader of Indian independence movement; inspired MLK’s non-violent philosophy Bayard Rustin (1912 – 1987): From West Chester, PA; one of MLK’s closest advisors; introduced MLK to Gandhi’s philosophies of non-violence; especially targeted for being openly gay Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862): His essay “On Civil Disobedience” motivated MLK to speak out against injustice Rosa Parks (1913-2005): Motivated Montgomery Bus Boycott, MLK’s first nationally recognized endeavor Walter Rauschenbusch (1861-1918): Theologian and Baptist pastor who wrote Christianity and the Social Crisis

King passed the baton to: Jesse Jackson (1941-): Baptist minister; founder of Rainbow/PUSH coalition John Lewis (1940-): Helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; currently serves on U.S. House of Representatives Bernice King (1963-): MLK’s youngest daughter; now a minister fighting for social equality Marian Wright Edelman (1939-): First black woman admitted to Mississippi bar; President of the Children’s Defense Fund

“You splitting the movement, Martin ...”:

The High Stakes for Civil Rights, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Memphis in 1968 by Gina Pisasale

The Civil Rights Movement generally refers to the variety of campaigns by groups and individual citizens striving for racial equality between 1954 (the year school segregation was ruled unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education) and 1968 (the year of King’s death). Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is known as one of the movement’s most iconic leaders, but in 1968 his commanding status was growing increasingly tenuous. Pushing beyond the call for civil rights, King spoke out against the Vietnam War in 1967, acknowledging that this position “may mean the death of your popularity. It may mean the death of your bridge to the White House. It may mean the death of a foundation grant...Come what may.” A mere seven months after his “Beyond Vietnam” speech, he announced his Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the Kingled umbrella organization mainly comprised of southern Black ministers that supported local and coordinated national civil rights efforts. With his PPC, King envisioned a multiracial constituency tackling economic oppression. He planned to bring poor folks from the most impoverished cities across the country to occupy the Washington Mall, creating a shantytown that “would bring the sights, smells, and sentiments of human suffering to the front door of politicians and legislators.” By 1968, King was facing growing disparagement from both his critics and his followers. The movement’s youth, such as Stokely Carmichael and others among the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) were growing impatient with what they felt to be the ineffectual tactics of nonviolent civil protest. The more militant call for Black Power propagated by the emerging Black Panther Party energized local youth to form more radical organizations, such as Coby Smith and Charles Cabbage’s Invaders in Memphis. While King believed that the anti-war and PPC agendas would unite the movement, his own SCLC staff, already stretched thin, argued that these larger aims were too broad and would dilute their main cause. In March of 1968, King fanatically travelled across the South on a breakneck schedule trying to garner support for his larger campaign for humanity, regardless of race or nationality. In one week, he delivered 35 speeches during what one of his followers called King’s “war on sleep.” Despite his efforts, not one of the invited 120 black ministers came to a PPC organizational meeting in Virginia on March 23, 1968. In addition to philosophical rifts within the movement, King’s critics also began to discredit his ability to organize a peaceful protest. The march to support the Sanitation Workers’ Strike in Memphis on March 28th devolved into violent chaos when members of the Invaders began looting. 16-year-old Larry Payne was shot and killed by police and hundreds were injured. For King, the future of the movement and his own redemption came down to his successes in Memphis, Tennessee in April of 1968.

Revising History: Katori Hall’s Memphis

This play could be described as a “story of MLK on the final night of his life,” but it is very much Katori Hall’s story of her family, community, and home in Memphis, TN. On April 3, 1968, Katori’s mother, Carrie Mae Golden (or “Camae”), wanted to hear King speak at Mason Temple; however, Camae’s mother, fearful of a bombing, did not allow her to go. Golden always expressed deep regret that she didn’t defy her mother and brave the weather to hear King speak. With The Mountaintop, Katori Hall gives her mother the chance to meet the legendary civil rights leader.


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Steinbright Stage September 28 – October 30, 2016

by Katori Hall Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III Director of Production CHARLES T. BRASTOW*

Set Designer TONY CISEK

Costume Designer MARLA J. JURGLANIS

Lighting Designer JOSHUA L. SCHULMAN

Original Music and Sound Design JUSTIN ELLINGTON



Technical Director JOSEPH FRANZ

Assistant Technical Director DYLAN JAMISON


Scenic Carpenter ERIC LANG

Master Electrician EMALYN WITTER

Costume Shop Manager MARLA J. JURGLANIS

Properties Master SARAH PIERCE


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Original Broadway production produced by Jean Doumanian, Sonia Friedman Productions, Ambassador Theatre Group, Raise the Roof 7, Ten Snowden, Alhadeff Productions/Lauren Doll, B Square + 4 Productions/Broadway Across America, Jacki Barlia Florin/Cooper Federman, Ronnie Planalp/Moellenberg Taylor and Marla Rubin Productions/Blumenthal Performating Arts, in association with Scott Delman. THE MOUNTAINTOP was developed at the Lark Play Development Center, New York City, and was first produced by Theatre 503 in June 2009 and further produced at Trafalgar Studio One in July 2009by Sonia Friedman Productions and Jean Doumanian, Tali Pelman for Ambassador Theatre Group, Bob Bartner, Freddy DeMann, Jerry Frankel, Ted Snowden and Marla Rubin Productions Ltd. THE MOUNTAINTOP was developed at the 2008 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, a program of the Playwrights Foundtion (Amy L. Mueller, Artistic Director). THE MOUNTAINTOP is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

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THE CAST Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Camae

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Katori Hall Playwright

Hall’s plays include: The Mountaintop (2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play), which ran on Broadway in 2011 starring Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson (for two theatrical seasons, the play has been one of the most produced plays in America), Hurt Village (2011 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize), Children of Killers, Hoodoo Love, Remembrance, Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, WHADDABLOODCLOT!!!, The Blood Quilt, Pussy Valley, and Our Lady of Kibeho, which is currently being developed into a television series for STARZ. Her plays have been presented on six continents, and she is currently under commission to write a new play for the UK’s National Theatre. Awards include: the Lark Play Development Center Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellowship, the ARENA Stage American Voices New Play Residency, the Kate Neal Kinley Fellowship, two Lecomte du Nouy Prizes from Lincoln Center, the Fellowship of Southern Writers Bryan Family Award in Drama, a NYFA Fellowship, the Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, the Columbia University John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement, the Otto Rene Castillo Award for Political Theatre, and the Otis Guernsey New Voices Playwriting Award. Hall is an alumna of the Lark Playwrights’ Workshop and a graduate of Columbia University, the American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University, and the Juilliard School. She is a proud member of the Ron Brown Scholar Program, the Coca-Cola Scholar Program, the Dramatists Guild, and the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She is currently a member of the Residency Five at Signature Theatre in New York City.

Steve H. Broadnax III Director

People’s Light debut. Theatre Includes: Associate Director of Pennsylvania Centre Stage. Directing credits include various shows and theatres nationally and internationally including: Apollo Theatre NYC, Classical Theatre of Harlem, Atlantic Theatre NYC, Detroit Public Theatre, Center Stage Baltimore, The Black Theatre Troupe in Phoenix, AZ, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Moore Theatre in Seattle, Market Theatre Johannesburg SA, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, National Arts Festival in South Africa, and The Adelaide Arts Festival Australia. The Hip Hop Project, an award-winning, full-length original play directed, choreographed, and conceived by Steve, has toured nationally and was showcased at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C. Other writings include American Taboo, another award winning full-length play, Camouflag (Eugene O’Neil semi finalist), Hard to Say I Love You (a one-act), and Sex, Love, and Everything in Between (A New Musical). As a member of Actor’s Equity Association, Steve toured nationally and internationally. Steve was cast in Dreamgirls at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock; paid homage to blues legend Robert Johnson in his self-authored one-man show, R.L. at the Crossroads; and has worked in theatres such as Pennsylvania Centre Stage, St. Louis Black Rep, St. Louis Repertory Theatre, St. Louis Muny, Lincoln Amphitheatre, Westport Playhouse, and Ozark Actors Theatre. Training: BFA Conservatory of Fine Arts Webster University, MFA Penn State University; currently Associate Professor of Theatre and Head of the MFA Graduate Acting Program at Penn State University.

Patrese D. McClain Camae

People’s Light debut. Theatre Includes: Cocked (Victory Gardens); Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight (Windy City Playhouse); White Guy On The Bus (Northlight, Jeff Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress 2015);Tartuffe, Misanthrope, Spunk (Court Theatre, Jeff Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress for Spunk 2011). Regional: Two Trains Running (GEVA Theatre Center); Crumbs From The Table Of Joy (Mustard Seed), Romeo and Juliet, Pericles, For Colored Girls, No Child... (Black Rep, St. Louis Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress for No Child... 2013). Film/Television Includes: NBC Chicago Fire, USA Sirens, ABC Detroit 1-8-7. Training: MFA Pennsylvania State University, BFA Howard University. Website: 11


Bowman Wright Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

People’s Light debut. Theatre Includes: Last seen at the Arena Stage in All the Way as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Seven Guitars (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville), King Hedley (Arena Stage), Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature Theatre Company), A Raisin in the Sun (Dallas Theatre Center), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (La Jolla Playhouse), The Dreamer Examines His Pillow (Shakespeare & Company). Film/Television Includes: Person of Interest, Blue Bloods, Elementary and Sight. Training: MFA, University of California, San Diego; BFA, University of the Arts.

Charles T. Brastow Director of Production

Company Member since 1987. People’s Light: Director of Production for last eight seasons, previously Resident Stage Manager for 15 years and Sound Designer for over 125 Productions. Theatre Includes: Arena Stage, Arden Theatre, Primary Stages, Delaware Theatre Company, Philadelphia Shakespeare Company, PlayPenn, Nickelodeon, Greg Thompson Productions, Carnival Cruise Lines, Zap Productions, Miller-Reich Productions, MLR Theatrical. Training: Clarion University of Pennsylvania; MA in History from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Tony Cisek Set Designer

People’s Light debut. Theatre includes: Roundabout Theatre, Arena Stage, Guthrie Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Alliance Theatre, South Coast Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Portland Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Center Stage Baltimore, Indiana Rep, Syracuse Stage, New York Theatre Workshop, Cleveland Play House, Folger Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Round House Theatre, Studio Theatre, GALA Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Delaware Theatre Company, Arden Theatre, Signature Theatre, etc. Training: MFA in Design, NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Website:

Justin Ellington Original Music and Sound Design

People’s Light: All My Sons. Theatre Includes: Recently Bars and Measures at Jungle Theater, The Guthrie, Center Stage Baltimore, Lincoln Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Alliance Theater, Center Theater Group, Dallas Theater Center, McCarter Theater, Children’s’ Theater Company, Cincinnati Playhouse, PlayPenn, New York Theater Workshop, New York Stage and Film, MCC, Chautauqua Theater Company, The Jungle Theater, True Colors Theater, and many more. Website:

Katherine Freer Projection Designer

People’s Light debut. Katherine is a multimedia designer working in theater, film, and installation. Frequent collaborators include Tim Bond, Liz Lerman, Ping Chong, Kamilah Forbes, Stein | Holum Projects, Andrew Scoville, and Tamilla Woodard. Theatre Includes: Recently Macbeth (Richard Rodgers Amphitheater, dir. Carl Cofield), Stet (The Abingdon, dir. Tony Speciale), The Christians (The Wilma and Syracuse Stage, dir. Tim Bond), Collidescope (UMASS Amherst, dir. Ping Chong and Talvin Wilks), The Great Gatsby (Indiana Repertory Theater, dir. Peter Amster), Healing Wars (La Jolla Playhouse, dir. Liz Lerman), Sunset Baby (Labyrinth Theater, dir. Kamilah Forbes), and The Glass Menagerie (Syracuse Stage, dir. Tim Bond). Awards: Wearhacks NYC, winner; Helen Hayes, nomine; Innovative Theater Award, nominee. Training: BFA, NYU.

Marla Jurglanis Costume Designer

Company member since 1998. People’s Light: Most recently Ring of Fire, Sense and Sensibility, All My Sons, Biloxi Blues, The Cherry Orchard, Row After Row, Bach at Leipzig (Barrymore Award) and Pride and Prejudice (Barrymore Award). Past designs include Ghosts, Noises Off, Hatchetman, Legacy of Light, Nathan the Wise, A Tale of Two Cities and Six Characters in Search of An Author. She has designed over 100 productions for People’s Light. Theatre Includes: Pennsylvania 12

PROFILES Shakespeare Festival, Villanova Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Arden Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, AMTF, Virginia Stage Company, Alliance Theatre Company and George Street Playhouse. Training: MFA Florida State University.

Gina Pisasale Dramaturg

Company Member since 2012. People’s Light: Mr. Hart and Mr. Brown, Seven Guitars, This Wonderful Life, Noises Off, The Rainmaker, The Devil’s Music, Ghosts, Pride and Prejudice, Dear Elizabeth, Bach at Leipzig, Fences, Row After Row, The Cherry Orchard, Biloxi Blues, All My Sons, Sense and Sensibility, Richard III, A Single Shard, The Harassment of Iris Malloy and all the pantos since 2012. Theatre Includes: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (2006 & 2014), The Merry Wives of Windsor, Cyrano de Bergerac, A View from the Bridge, Hamlet (Grammy Nominated), Twelfth Night (all at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Throne of Blood (World Premiere, OSF & BAM), The Arabian Nights (Arden), Topdog/Underdog (GoKash Productions), Henry V (Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival), The Winter’s Tale (University of Maryland), Villanova Theatre (set design), 1812, Media Theatre, Hedgerow Theatre, Greenlight Productions, Genesis Shakespeare Festival. Other Dramaturgy credits: Rock Idol Week (A&E Biographies). Training: M.A. (Villanova), PhD candidate (University of Maryland, College Park).

Joshua L. Schulman Lighting Designer

People’s Light: Barcelona, Fallow, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Gossamer. Theatre Includes: Arden Theatre, Azuka Theatre, Wilma Theater, Delaware Theatre Company, Flashpoint Theater Company, The Hidden City Festival, Theatre West Virginia, the Rebecca Davis Dance Company, and many more. Also lit the Time Machine for the 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts. Joshua has also taught lighting to homeless street children in Rwanda. Recently he lit Nightscape at Longwood Gardens. Received the 2008 Barrymore Award for lighting design of Art at Delaware Theatre Company and nominated for the 2009 Barrymore Award for Rock ‘N’ Roll at the Wilma Theater. Training: MFA from Boston University and member of USA 829. Website:

Deborah Teller Production Stage Manager

People’s Light: Production Manager/Resident Stage Manager/Company Manager for over nine seasons, involved in more than 75 plays including last season’s All My Sons and previously: Awake and Sing!, Sister Carrie, Inherit the Wind, Talley’s Folly, The Traveling Lady, Jazz Is, Glengarry Glen Ross, Hamlet, Our Town, My Children! My Africa! Theatre Includes: The National Shakespeare Company (Producing Director), Cubiculo Theatre (General Manager), Arden Theatre, La MaMa, E.T.C., The Actors Studio, Theatre for a New City, Oldcastle Theatre Company, American Music Theatre Festival, The Greek Theatre (Operations Manager). Film/Television Includes: The Dancer Films (1st AD), Patriotic (1st AD), Men Cry Bullets (2nd AD), JAG (Casting Associate). Currently she is the production manager for the Bennington Children’s Chorus.



Abigail Adams Artistic Director & CEO

During her 39-year association with the Theatre, Abbey has directed more than sixty plays, including Auctioning the Ainsleys, How to Write a New Book for the Bible, The Cherry Orchard, The Rainmaker, The Trip to Bountiful, Dividing the Estate, Nathan the Wise, and In the Blood. She 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 holds an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Ursinus College. She is married to Lee Devin.

Ellen Anderson General Manager & CFO

Ellen has been at People’s Light since 2005. She has twenty-five years of experience in finance and accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania and New York. In 2011, Ms. Anderson was given leadership of the Theatre’s wholly-owned, for-profit subsidiary, The Farmhouse Bistro and Catering facility. Prior to joining People’s Light, Ms. Anderson was the Director of Finance at The Pennsylvania Ballet for fifteen years. She started her accounting career in the audit division of Ernst & Young LLP in New York and Philadelphia. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Manhattan College. She is married and has two sons, Erik and Reid.

Zak Berkman Producing Director

Zak has been at People’s Light since 2011. He has twenty years of experience producing theatre and developing new plays. Zak was Associate to Broadway producer, Margo Lion, and the Founding Executive Director of Artistic Programming with the multiple award winning Epic Theatre Ensemble in New York City. Zak is a playwright, director, dramaturg, and former soap opera writer. His play, Beauty on the Vine, is published by Dramatist Play Service and was produced in New York starring Olivia Wilde. His new play The Harassment of Iris Malloy premiered at People’s Light in June 2016 and will be produced this season at Detroit Public Theatre. publishes Zak’s series about the New Play Frontiers Residency & Commission program at People’s Light as well as other essays. Zak is married to Teri Lamm. They have two sons, Eliot and Theo.



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Hal Real Marilyn Steinbright Penelope P. Watkins


Abigail Adams Wendy Bable Carla Belver Kevin Bergen Zak Berkman David Bradley Charles T. Brastow Audrey M. Brown Alda Cortese Russell Davis Peter DeLaurier Lee Devin Elizabeth Webster Duke Melanye Finister Kate Fossner Leonard C. Haas Saige Hassler David Ingram Claire Inie-Richards Marla J. Jurglanis

Andrew Kane Teri Lamm Mark Lazar Louis Lippa Larry Malvern Ken Marini Rosemarie McKelvey Susan McKey Aubie Merrylees Paul Meshejian Christopher Patrick Mullen Stephen Novelli Dennis Parichy Kathryn Petersen Gina Pisasale Pete Pryor James F. Pyne, Jr. Samantha Reading Marcia Saunders Mary Elizabeth Scallen Cathy Simpson Graham Smith Tom Teti Greg Wood Julianna Zinkel

THE SPOTLIGHT SOCIETY 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, visit and click on Get Involved. PARTNER Gladys M. Black Bill and Laura Buck Anne M. Congdon Brian and Lucy Doerner Mr. Marc and Dr. Evelyn Duvivier The June Corey and Richard O. Smith Charitable Lead Unitrust Katherine and William McNabb Dave Mooberry Ken and Moira Mumma Dr. and Mrs. John S. Schmader Michael Smith and Amy SmithMoniz Mr. and Mrs. L. Frederick Sutherland Hon. and Mrs. Tom Watkins Deborah Holt Weil Wyncote Foundation PRODUCER Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. David Bishop Ritson and Julie Ferguson Mrs. W. Perry Gresh

Kathy and Chris Gubanich The Frederick and Colette B. Heldring Charitable Fund Mrs. Josephine Klein Dr. and Mrs. John E. Spellman ACTOR Barbara and Rhett Austell Janet and Jim Averill Rebecca H. Bradbeer Michael and Clairellen CatalanoJohnson Thomas Johantgen and Leslie Roy Patrick and Janietta Lusk Jeffrey and Darcy McGroarty Margarett and Sam McKeel Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin R. Neilson Alexander and Marianne Nikas Ria Walsh and Michael Morgart Don and Nancy Weaver PLAYWRIGHT Ann Sullivan and Alice L. Bartmer Larry and Pat Brotzge Mr. and Mrs. Narinder Garg L. Stockton Illoway and Eleanor

Morris Illoway Rita and Keith Kaplan Kumi and Bill Martin Nicole Sakowitz and Bill Pikounis Tom and Becky Stalnaker Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo J. Zayas Brian and Diane Zwaan DESIGNER Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Berkman Bob and Cheryl Carfagno Tom and Michelle Garg Mr. William G. Gross IV and Ms. Janice Clarke Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Ludington Gwynne McDevitt Mr. and Mrs. John E. Nash Joan Walkup DIRECTOR Mr. and Mrs. Jeb Barth Marilyn B. Benoit, MD Peter A. Benoliel and Willo Carey Teri Lamm and Zachary Berkman Mrs. J. Mahlon Buck Jr.

Michael and Emme Daley Carole and Ron Davis Emilio Emini and Janet Skidmore Dr. and Mrs. Scot A. Fisher Karin Takiff and John Franck John and Sally Fridy Kenneth R. Hamm Mrs. Mary E. Heiser Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Hill Kate and Jorg Holzle Margot and Robert Keith Gay and Allan Klien Wanda and Donald Lamm Jeff Lewis and Mary Ann Rossi Sandra L. McNair and Barry McHale Robin and Jonathan Moll Doug Myers and Kim BrosnanMyers Tony and Joyce Ring Catherine Schneider Jameson Troutman Jean and Charles Zeien

THE LEGACY CIRCLE It is with gratitude and pride that People’s Light recognizes the members of the Legacy Circle at People’s Light. These forward-thinking individuals have informed us that the Theatre is included in their estate plans. For more information about joining the Legacy Circle and helping to secure the future of People’s Light with a planned gift, please contact Jane Moss, Director of Development, at 610-647-1900 x102 or or Grace Grillet at x122 or grillet@ There is also information available at Abigail Adams and Lee Devin Gladys Black Rebecca H. Bradbeer Dr. Maria Cuddy-Casey and Mr. Thomas Casey Grace E. Grillet

Estate of Alexandra Hawkins* Dr. Deane Lappin Mrs. Anne Congdon LaRossa and Dr. Don LaRossa* Ms. Ruth Hauptfuhrur Lott

Katherine H. and F. William McNabb Robin and Jonathan Moll FM and David Mooberry Ken and Moira Mumma

Michael Smith and Amy Smith-Moniz Mr. and Mrs. L. Frederick Sutherland Joan and William* Walkup Hon. and Mrs. Tom Watkins Deborah Holt Weil *Deceased

MEMBERS AND DONORS We are deeply grateful to the following individuals for their generous financial support of People’s Light. Benefactors, Patrons and Friends enjoy a number of wonderful benefits, including ticket discounts, special opportunities and invitations to our Annual Members’ Reception. If you would like to learn more about the benefits available to you as a donor, please contact Jennifer Mullen at 610-647-1900, ext. 115 or To make an online donation, visit and click on Get Involved. BENEFACTOR Anonymous (7) John R. Abercrombie Jr. Eleanor and James Barkley John and Theresa Barth Robert and Elaine Bielski Richard P. Brown Jr. Cynthia and Wayne Bullaughey Barbara R. Cobb Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Craven Jr. Diane M. Disney, Ph.D. Grace E. Grillet and Rich Eagan Nancy and Dick Eales Hedy and Joseph Elefritz Laura and Anthony Fiorenza In Memory of Ginny Carl and Ann Gersbach Melissa and Greg Gonville Bob Haver Mr. and Mrs. William J. Hill Pete Jakubowski Anthony and Regina Jurewicz Christine Kanter Lewis B. Kinter and Terry Timberlake-Kinter Peg and Michael Kramer List complete as of September 2, 2016.

Debra Kratzer Richard Feynman Eliza Lewis Sally and Eric Loken Jim and Ellen Lutz Perrett Family Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation Estate of Mary Mathews Brion In memoriam - William Lyster May Jay and Sue Meloy The Molinari Family Paul Nemeth and Jean Flood The Norris Family Charitable Fund Brenda J. Oliphant Hal Real and Anne Sheppard Michael and Sharon Redding Romona Riscoe Benson Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Sager Jim Savage and Holly Springer A. Roy Smith Roy and Corinne Stahl Glenn Stroud Charlotte P. Taylor Drake and Sandy Williams Kent Willing

PATRON Anonymous (4) Peg Allen Mr. and Mrs. John D. Anderson Charles Arnao and Rosemary Watt Elizabeth Bennett Thomas W. and Patricia G. Bierl Allen Bonner, Carol Buettger Wes and Annette Bowers Yvette and Earle Bradford Sue and Bob Bucco Mr. and Mrs. James M. Buck III Hans and Wendy Buitendijk Mr. and Mrs. Peter M. Carnahan Christine and Taylor Casey Karen Y. Cromley Betsey and Neil Cullen Lawrence Davidson and Janet Amighi Nancy B. Davis Charlotte and Vincent DeGregoris Pam and Bob DiFilippo Brooke Dolan Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Donley Thomas and Catherine Elder Miriam and Reese Ewing


Alison and Robert Fanelli Morton and Georgia Feingold Terry and Frank Foster Wendy and Calvin Fox Linda Ann Galante Gottlieb Family The Bruce and Adele Greenfield Foundation Charles W. Head Jr. and John A. Faggotti Sassan Hejazi and Yassmin Gramian Richard and Barbara Heller Tom and Sheila Hinkle Frances Hoekstra Leon and Danuta Hrebien Ann L. Ingram Melanye Finister and David Ingram Teri Jenkins JP Morgan Chase employees Caroline R. Kemmerer Lee and Sheri Kentner Rick and Maria Kirijan Robert Kirkwood Melissa Kobelin Drs. Ernest and Helen Korchak Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Legnini

Paul and Sally Levine Kathleen and Paul MacMurray Bernadette Manning Mr. and Mrs. James E. McGraw Michael McKee Hon. Daniel F. McLaughlin Sheryl and Robert Meyer Steve and Margee Michaels Claire A. Molton Patrick and Susan Moran Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Morelli Jim and Lisa Mulherin Jean and Peter Oraschewsky Nan Latimer and Bob Palmer JoAnne and John Pinto Thomas and Patricia Platt Bill and Bobbie Potsic Lynn and Ken Radeloff Betty and Al Reading Mr. David and Dr. Helise Bichefsky-Reilly Mary Jo Reilly Sylvia Louise and James Ryland James and Jenny Santangelo Dr. Karyn L. Scher John and Jeanette Schmitz Donna Debs and Ray Schneider Mr. John Senior and Ms. Nancy Kimmons Elizabeth Siewert The Sigal Family Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Smith III James L. Smith Albert Snite and Julia Conover Serita Spadoni Pamela Rootenberg and David Springer Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Story III Maureen A. Thompson Dr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Underwood Barb and Jim Wakefield Nan Ward The Weintraub Family Audrey and Peter Wilding Jean and Jim Wilson Minturn T. Wright John and Kirsten Yasneski FRIEND Anonymous (9) Mr. William and Mrs. Deborah Ahola Fiona and Duncan Allison Ann and Joe Armstrong Dr. Gloria Avrech Leslie and Jonathan Bass

Steven and Lisa Baxter Phyllis Belzak Bill Benton and Margaret Perryman William and Susan Black Alicia Blessington Toni Bowersox Mr. and Mrs. James M. Boyce David and Margaret Bradley David and Tara Bramwell Bob and Pat Brown Susan and Stephen D. Brown Jen and Neil Bryant Anne and McBee Butcher Dr. Maria Cuddy-Casey and Mr. Thomas Casey Sarah L. Caspar Dr. Joseph Cicala and Dr. Joanne Conlon Darlene M. Clapp Lisa J. Clark Lynda Clemens Mr. and Mrs. Isaac H. Clothier IV The Rev. Elizabeth W. Colton Bernadette Connaughton Mr. and Mrs. John Corbett Mr. and Mrs. Richard Coster Nancy and Steven Cotterman Wendy and Len Cotton-Orlando Carol A. Coyne Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Crescimanno Richard and Anne De Francesco Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. DiPuppo Jan Doeff and Sheila McGuire Jeffrey and Nancy Dore Beverly M. Dotter James and Nancy Evans Ruth and Ed Fackenthal Linda and David Fazzini Don and Gladys Fell Jack Fisch Mr John Freas and Ms Wendy Baigis Phil and Joan Fredricks In Memory of Jack Fisch Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Frigerio Larry and Bonnie Fuller Carol Napierkowski and Angelo Gadaleto Issy and John Gallen Dr. Michael J.J. Campbell and Ms. Susan K. Garrison Doug and Jean Gessl Paul Getman Michele and Stephen Giacomucci Maxine and Jay Goldberg Janet M. Lis and Jerry M. Gonzales

Sally and George R. Graham Jr. Judy Guise Tim and Gretchen Guttman Charlotte and Henk Hameka Stephen and Ona Hamilton Gary and Anita Hardel Kathy Head Karen and Mark Hite Mr. and Mrs. James R. Holt Jr. Mr. Tayo and Mrs. Adetokunbo Ibikunle Stephen C. Jones and Mirna McDonald Mike and Mindy Katz Deborah and Arthur Kavanaugh Will, Ann and Everett Keech Judy Love Keogh Joel King Charles and Charline Kitson Harriet Ravdin and Greg Kleiber Judy and Lance Knauth Angela and Karl Knight Tom Kolessar and Cheryl KeniaKolessar Walter and Mary Alice Kottmeyer Theresa Kovach Sue P. Lapin Sue and Walt Lapinsky Vivian Lasko James and Eleanor Lee Pauline Lewin Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Littlewood Dr. and Mrs. James W. Lockard Donna and Tom Loyle Thomas Lutter Mr. and Mrs. James W. Mackie Mr. and Mrs. James Mackrell Edward and Priscilla MacNeal Karen and David Mainhart Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Markley Jim and Cheryl Marple Dr. and Mrs. Davis B. Martin Jr. Lorraine and Larry McClain Mark McKinlay and Jennifer Hunter Jacqueline and Aaron Miller Mr. and Mrs. Lon Myers Robert and Liza Norman Susan and Dave Norris The Noyle Family Mr. and Mrs. Savas Ozatalay Richard J. Pariseau Nicholas and Edwina Patruno Bill and Barbara Patten Barbara S. Peck Lucille and John Pelosi

Donna Pironti and Matthew Frey Lynn and Joseph Pokrifka Paul Rabe and Cheryl Gunter Nancy Shaw and Evan Radcliffe Mirella Raible Robin M. Ratliff Peter Rittenhouse and Denise Lokhorst George Robertson III Judith and Richard Ross Marie and Joseph Ryan Eley Sassani Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Schmidt Hideko Secrest Carolyn H. Seidle Nancy Seweryn William and Linda Seybold Bob and Susan Shenkin Mr. and Mrs. Peter J. Silvester, Jr. Bill and Elaine Simone Regina L. Smith Reid and Kristin Smith Ms. Mary Rose Smochek Kenneth R. Snyder and Susan L. Rettig Sarah Snyder Grace and Ed Charlton Patricia Spampinato Susan and John Stedman Eric Steelman Lee and Kaaren Steiner Jean and Sam Stretton Elizabeth and Michael Sweeney Tim and Paula Sweeney Marlene Trois Caroline L. and Lloyd A. Unger III Lou Anne and Jim Vike Inger Wallin Everett and Shirley Warren Richard J. and Yvonne Webster Charmaine and Vicky Webster The Weisman Family Paul and Jacqueline Welle Anne W. Wells Glenn and Nancy Wenger Dale Wennagel and Roberta Kankus Dr. and Mrs. Mark Wiegand Bertram and Lorle Wolfson Mark and Karene Zimmerman

Due to space limitations, we are unable to list the hundreds of donors who contribute gifts of $1 - $124. Many, many thanks to these generous supporters.

CORPORATIONS, FOUNDATIONS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES $25,000 and Above The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation CHUBB Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Theatre Communications Group The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Independence Foundation The Marshall-Reynolds Foundation National Endowment for the Arts PECO The Shubert Foundation The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage William Penn Foundation List complete as of September 2, 2016.

$10,000 - $24,999 Anonymous Connelly Foundation The Hamilton Family Foundation Voya Financial Voya Foundation $5,000 - $9,999 The 1830 Family Foundation DNB First Meridian Bank Phoenixville Community Health Foundation PNC Equipment Finance LLC Rosenlund Family Foundation

$2,500 - $4,999 SEI Investments TD Charitable Foundation West Pharmaceutical Services $1,500 - $2,499 Andrea Mills Barbieri Foundation Citizens for the Arts in Pennsylvania $1,000 - $1,499 Naturescapes Landscape Specialists, Ltd $500 - $999 Actors’ Equity Foundation Inc. Siemens Caring Hands FoundationJohnson & Johnson Family of Companies


Merck Partnership for Giving MorganStanley PECO The Pew Charitable Trusts Pfizer Phoenixville Community Health Foundation QVC Susquehanna International Group, LLP The Vanguard Group Foundation Vertex Voya Foundation

CORPORATE CIRCLE We recognize the inaugural members of the People’s Light Corporate Circle. Members network with local businesses, entertain clients and employees with our world-class theatre productions, host events in our distinctive 18th century Farmhouse, and support the arts and cultural community in Chester County. For more information, visit our website or contact Lisa Oster at (610) 647-1900x116 or Baker Tilly Brandshare Buckley, Brion, McGuire & Morris LLP Conlin’s Digital Print and Copy

Center CTDI ExecuPharm, Inc. G.K. Management Company GMH Associates

Green Lawn Fertilizing Insight Global InvestEdge Kenefic Search Matthews Paoli Ford

Safeguard Scientifics Spectrum Certified Herman Miller Voveo Marketing Group White Dog Café WSFS

MATCHING GIFTS Does your company provide a match for your charitable contributions? If so, you could double or triple your gift to People’s Light. Ask your company today! The Boeing Company BNY Mellon FMC Corporation GlaxoSmithKline Foundation HP Company Foundation

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Merck Partnership for Giving MorganStanley PECO

The Pew Charitable Trusts Pfizer Phoenixville Community Health Foundation QVC

Susquehanna International Group, LLP The Vanguard Group Foundation Vertex Voya Foundation

SPECIAL EVENTS We thank the following for participating in People’s Light’s special events from September 2015 – April 2016. To learn more about special events, including our Golf Classic in October 2016, London Theatre Tour in February-March 2017, and Auction in May 2017, contact Jane Moss at 610-647-1900 ext. 102 or AC Lordi Consulting ACE Group Chubb Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Agulnick Esq. AIG Peg Allen Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Anderson Anonymous-People’s Light Mr. and Mrs. Rhett Austell Mr. and Mrs. Theodore W. Baker Mr. and Mrs. Jeb Barth Terry and John Barth John and Carole Bartholdson Ann Sullivan and Alice L. Bartmer Mr. and Mrs. R. Gregory Barton BB&T Beneficial Bank Tim Billow David and Diane Bishop Gladys M. Black Rebecca H. Bradbeer Pat and Larry Brotzge Bryn Mawr Trust Canon Solutions America Mr. and Mrs. Ted Capaldi CareReview Mr. Edward J. Carpoletti Concannon Miller Anne M. Congdon Harry Creasey, III Customers Bank Cytosport John Delaney Elizabeth A. DiStefano DNB First Jan W. Doeff Brian and Lucy Doerner Mr. Marc and Dr. Evelyn Duvivier Grace E. Grillet and Rich Eagan Lynne Watson and Jeff Edelson

Hedy and Joseph Elefritz EY David Feldman Shelly and Scot Fisher Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Flansbury Jeff Flynn Ms. Angela Francesco Karin Takiff and John Franck Kirk and Sandi Gorman David Gorny Tim and Rita Gosnear Gottlieb Family Green Lawn Fertilizing Mrs. W. Perry Gresh Vance and Rose Grosso Kathy and Chris Gubanich Jane and Sean Hagerty Kenneth R. Hamm John Hannah Mr. Thomas N. Hanson Rebekah and Chris Harris Janet Helms Brenda Holston Dorrie and Bruce Hopper Christopher Howe Independence Foundation J.P. Mascaro & Sons Timothy Jefferis Leslie Roy and Tom Johantgen Rejoice Jula Rita and Keith Kaplan Allan Katsock Michael Katz Timothy C. Keister Ms. Margaret A. Keller Bruer Kershner Mr. Paul King Klehr | Harrison | Harvey | Branzburg LLP Josephine Klein Anne Knapper

KPMG Tom Leaverton Betsy and Bob Legnini Ed and Kathleen Linaugh Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Ludington Mr. Michael Lundberg Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Lusk Jim and Ellen Lutz Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lynch Mr. Kenneth P. Marini Christine Kanter Marsh USA Inc. Gwynne G. McDevitt William McEwan and Megan Augustin Jeffrey and Darcy McGroarty Katie and Bill McNabb Meridian Bank Randy Mintz Robin and Jonathan Moll Keith Montone Dave Mooberry Patrick Morgan Ken and Moira Mumma Gia Myers Stephen Nardi National Penn Bank Rick Olmos and Wendy Bable Timothy O’Shaughnessy Lisa Oster Greg Paris PepsiCo Don Pierce Nicole Sakowitz and Bill Pikounis PNC Bank PricewaterhouseCoopers Robert and Isabelle Rambo Nancy Ramsey Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rich Matthew and Amanda Rodgers RSM US

List complete as of September 2, 2016.


Glenn M. Russo Sylvia Louise and James Ryland Safeguard Scientifics Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scardellette Benjamin Schloss John and Sarah Schmader Ms. Beverly Seaver Sedgwick Wayne Sharp Sam and Happy Shipley Simkiss & Block Heidi Stam Mr. Graham F. Smith James Smith Michael Smith and Amy SmithMoniz Sarah Snyder Dr. and Mrs. John E. Spellman Mark Supplee Susquehanna Growth Equity Mr. and Mrs. L. Frederick Sutherland Mr. and Ms. James M. Swope Pew Center for Arts and Heritage The Safegard Group, Inc. Mr. Rick Thomas Mr. Michael D. Verrill Voya Financial Ria Walsh and Michael Morgart Susan and Donald Wargo Penelope and Thomas Watkins Jeffrey and Melissa Wawrzynek Don and Nancy Weaver Deborah Holt Weil Jessica Weiss Ms. Lizanne M. Wentz Peter Williamson Willis Towers Watson WSFS Bank Wyncote Foundation Brian and Diane Zwaan

Exciting News! We’re expanding The Farmhouse to include a beautiful 2,000 square foot pavilion that will accommodate events of any size, from an intimate dinner party or corporate lunch to large celebrations up to 300 guests. With cathedral ceilings, stone walls, and hardwood floors, the addition will also provide a breathtaking on-site ceremony space for weddings. Project begins December 2016. The Farmhouse will proudly unveil the new pavilion March 2017. Contact the Sales Team at or 610.647.1631 x156

Dinner and a Show Packages Enjoy a prix xe dinner and a show package at our award-winning restaurant, The Farmhouse Bistro. Theatre ticket & dinner packages start at $76. That’s a savings of up to 15% off the single ticket price! For reservations, call 610.644.3500 or visit

Our 2016-2017 Season is entirely comprised of work created by leading American artists. From 1968 Memphis, to the Golden Age of Broadway, and back home again to current-day Philadelphia, each story reveals a different aspect of our national identity. Let’s have an American conversation together! September 28-October 30, 2016

March 29-April 23, 2017

The Mountaintop

I and You

November 16, 2016-January 15, 2017

April 29-June 4, 2017

Sleeping Beauty:

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

By Katori Hall Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III

By Lauren Gunderson Directed by Samantha Reading

A Musical Panto

By Pete Pryor & Samantha Reading Music & Lyrics by Alex Bechtel Directed by Pete Pryor December 3, 2016-January 15, 2017

The Road:

My Life with John Denver

By Randal Myler & Dan Wheetman Directed by Randal Myler January 21-February 5, 2017

Surviving Twin Written and Performed by Loudon Wainwright III Directed by Daniel Stern

February 15-March 12, 2017

The Matchmaker By Thornton Wilder Directed by Abigail Adams

By Kate DiCamillo Adapted by Dwayne Hartford Directed by Stuart Carden June 7-July 9, 2017

Project Dawn

By Karen Hartman Directed by Abigail Adams July 19-August 13, 2017

Moon Over Buffalo By Ken Ludwig Directed by Pete Pryor

design your OWN THEATRE season! CHOOSE 3 plays for only $99. 610.644.3500 or

AUTISM ASSESSMENT SERVICES One of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit behavioral healthcare organizations is now scheduling autism assessment appointments within four weeks of your call. No need to delay a confirmed diagnosis so that swift, early intervention can provide optimum outcomes for your child. Services include: • Evaluation completed by licensed psychologists. To establish diagnostic clarity, some assessments in the evaluation may be completed by a psychiatrist, BCBA, speech therapist, or special education consultant. • Autism Diagnosis Observation Schedule 2 (ADOS-2) and a series of individualized assessments are used • Same day preliminary feedback • Detailed evaluation report, diagnosis and recommendations • Guidance on accessing resources in the local community

To schedule an appointment: Dr. Carol Anne McNellis, Clinical Director: (267) 788-6892 • 600 Boot Road, Downingtown, PA 19335

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