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Welcome to our 2019/20 season! We’re so glad you’re here. Theatre is steeped in tradition and the DCPA is no exception. So when we embark on change, it is with careful deliberation, thoughtful conversations and with one primary goal in mind — to engage our patrons, students, employees and community through the transformative power of live theatre. Nearly five years ago the DCPA embraced a new core value — to advance equity and inclusion. To achieve this, we set out on a path of self-reflection, honest dialogue and expert advice. Along the way we joined a cohort of theatre peers from across the country, continued to expand programming to reflect our increasingly diverse community, formed a cross-departmental committee to lead these efforts on behalf of the organization, and hired artEquity to assess our organizational culture and provide training to our team among other initiatives. We have been careful, deliberate and thoughtful. Now we are ready to cement our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, so that it becomes a new theatrical tradition. To that end, I am delighted to introduce you to our first-ever Executive Director of Equity and Organization Culture. Lydia Garcia comes to us with a background both in theatre and EDI. She is a highly-sought after theatre dramaturg having worked most recently with Oregon Shakespeare Festival and a renowned facilitator with artEquity who has helped reshape the national conversation about equity, diversity and inclusion. You may be asking what this means for you. Immediately, it means that we want to reflect our broader community through our hiring practices, internal culture and core values. Those changes will ultimately spill into our lobbies, hallways, theatres and on stage. It will continue to mean that you can count on exceptional productions created by talented artists, and that the stories on our stage will be your story and those of your family, your friends, your neighbors and your community. Thornton Wilder once said, “I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” We’re so glad that you’re part of our continuing story — one that endeavors to showcase all aspects of the human spirit. Warm regards,

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Miss Saigon, inspired by the opera Madame Butterfly, tells one very specific story set during the Viêt Nam War. It does not try to encapsulate the county let alone the Asian American experience. Therefore, in order to complement this singular story told, we introduce you to three strong women of vastly different backgrounds and countries of origin whose stories are both dramatic and dramatically different. And each is just one of 2 million narratives of Viêtnamese who eventually escaped after the war. Denver community leader Nga VuongSandoval simply wants Miss Saigon audiences to know “that our stories are more complex than something that is going to be easy on the ears in the theatre,” she said. “A lot of themes in this musical are difficult and emotional — and even more difficult for those of us who were there and had to experience it.” We have compiled more stories of the Asian American experience on the DCPA NewsCenter at denvercenter.org/news-center. Please note, throughout this article, we have chosen to honor the authentic way of spelling Vietnam and Saigon as Viêt Nam and Sài Gòn respectively.

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JACKIE NGUYEN

Miss Saigon ensemble cast member and language consultant “My brothers faced a lot of persecution in Viêt Nam because they had American blood in them.” Jackie Nguyen is a California native born of two Viêtnamese parents. But while she has faced down plenty of racism in her 30 years, she’s had it much easier than her three older half-brothers who share an American G.I. for a dad. “They were bullied in Viêt Nam for being mixed race, and they were bullied in America for being mixed race,” said Nguyen. “They never really fit in anywhere.” The story of Nguyen’s mother, Minh, closely resembles that of Kim in Miss Saigon. Like Kim, Minh Nguyen was 17 when she met and married an American G.I. with whom she had three sons. “At the time, many Southern Viêtnamese women saw these soldiers as heroes and saviors, essentially because they were fighting for our side,” Nguyen said. “Saigon was just flooded with Americans at the time, and that appealed to many women.” When the G.I. returned to the U.S. in 1972, Minh chose to stay with her boys, in part because she had a good job as a telephone operator for the government. Even after Sài Gòn fell to the communists in 1975, Minh stubbornly stayed for another nine difficult years that left her starving and homeless before her husband helped her to escape to Florida in 1984.

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“A lot of love stories from the Viêt Nam War are brief,” said Jackie. But Minh’s unlikely marriage endured until 1986. After a divorce, Minh joined a larger Viêtnamese community in California, where she met and married a fellow Viêtnamese immigrant. Jackie was born three years later, though her father soon abandoned the family. “We were part of a huge group of first-generation Viêtnamese American kids who were caught between two worlds,” she said. “We were raised in the Viêtnamese culture at home, but I was required to speak English at school. We all felt very torn. I’m obviously very proud to be Viêtnamese now, but as a kid I just wanted to be white so badly. I just wanted to eat Burger King like the rest of the kids.” Making things culturally more strange at home was the fact that “while I grew up in America, I look Viêtnamese,” Jackie said. “My brothers are way more Viêtnamese than I am, but they were born in Viêt Nam and look American because of their father. It took me a while to understand the complexity of what everyone was going through.”

NGA VUONG-SANDOVAL Refugee, activist, historic preservationist and advocate for Colorado’s refugees

“There were things being done to humans during that time that were atrocious.” In 1975, Denver’s Nga Vuong Sandoval and her family were among the estimated 65,000 South Viêtnamese who fled a falling Sài Gòn in fishing boats, barges and homemade rafts desperately trying to make it to 40 waiting U.S. warships. She was only a toddler at the time, “and I almost didn’t make it,” she said, “because I had to be tossed over from one ship to the next.” Her family had no choice but to leave, she said, because Sài Gòn had become a hell on earth. “The threat was imminent,” Vuong-Sandoval said. “It was either we left that very moment or we stayed and risked being incarcerated, tortured, killed — or all of the above.” After several days without food or water, VuongSandoval’s family arrived at a refugee camp in Guam, then forcibly relocated to the same camp in Arkansas that serves as the setting for Qui Nguyen’s play Vietgone. Vuong-Sandoval, now an investigator for the Colorado Attorney General’s office, served as a creative consultant for the DCPA Theatre Company’s 2018 production of that play. “We did not know what tomorrow held,” she said. “We did not know if we would be reunited with our relatives. We didn’t know where our final destination was. We did not speak the language, and we didn’t know the first thing about American culture. On top of that, we had relatives who were killed in the war. We had just lost our homeland. We lost everything.” Today, Vuong-Sandoval lends her support and voice to numerous organizations dedicated to refugee resettlement and advocacy, including being a public speaker with Colorado Refugee Speakers Bureau and Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains, where she became the first refugee elected to its Board of Directors.

Vuong-Sandoval serves as a Noble Ambassador for the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation, which is committed to alleviating children and their families in poverty in Viêt Nam and Mongolia through health care, education and community development because children today are still being born with deformities and birth defects due to the 20 million tons of Agent Orange that was dropped by U.S. military during the war and remains in the ecosystem. “Do you see why this is so important to me?”

RAE LEIGH CASE

Miss Saigon Swing cast member “I was meant to be a part of this family from the moment I arrived.” Arvada’s Rae Leigh Case knows next to nothing about her birth mother except that she was young and unmarried in 1985 when she walked into a Korean hospital one morning, gave birth and walked out that same afternoon. “She seemed to know exactly what she was doing,” said Case. And for that, Case is forever grateful. “I am a big believer in fate, and I think everything happened exactly the way it was supposed to,” said Case, who was adopted at 5 months by Charlie and Laurie Klapperich, who already had two boys and wanted a girl to complete their family. “I fully believe I was meant to be to be my parents’ daughter, and my brothers’ sister,” Case said. “I can’t imagine it any differently.” Laurie Klapperich, who has designed costumes for more than 200 local theatrical productions over the past three decades, brought Rae with her to work at the Arvada Center on just her second day in America. And thus began her life in the performing arts. Case mostly pursued ballet until, get this: The first theatrical audition of her life landed her a leading role in the 25th anniversary touring production of A Chorus Line, as Connie. Case says she had a great childhood in Arvada, although there were times when she was bullied just for looking different. “I definitely was made to feel different at school, but I was accepted in the dance world, and I loved it so much,” she said. Case has a cultural curiosity about Korea, but feels no desire to find her biological parents. “I don’t really go down that ‘what if’ road too much because I just feel so secure in what was meant to be,” she said. For now, she was meant to be a swing performer in Miss Saigon, which means she might be called upon at any moment to replace any number of women in the cast. “It’s been a pretty incredible experience,” she said. “I feel really grateful every day, and I don’t forget where I came from or who got me here from the Denver theatre community.”

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Indecent, the Paula Vogel play you are about to witness, was inspired by Jewish novelist and playwright Sholem Asch’s controversial 1906 melodrama, The God of Vengeance. The Vengeance plot is straightforward: In an effort to reclaim his standing in the community and regain favor in the eyes of his God, Yekel, the Jewish owner of a brothel he operates out of his basement, decides to marry his innocent and only daughter Rifkele to an upstanding Yeshiva student from a good family. Yekel means to redeem himself further by blessing the union with money and a holy, handpainted Talmudic scroll. Things do not go as planned, however, when Rifkele reveals that she has formed a deep and reciprocated attachment to one of the prostitutes in her father’s employ. Such a scandalous outcome was not ripe for approval in 1906. It created instant divisions. Despite glimmers of acceptance and even praise for it in parts of Europe, The God of Vengeance was broadly dismissed as an affront to decency. Any writer would have run into similar headwinds in dealing with a subject as loaded as lesbianism. That Asch was Jewish only added a layer of anti-Semitism to the play’s rejection. Some 17 years later, when it was translated into English and its contents sanitized for a 1923 Broadway opening, the rewrite that had sought to mitigate the play’s sensationalism merely caused it to fail as well as offend. Six weeks into the run, the entire company was arrested and the production shuttered, despite an eventual exoneration. What is striking about Vogel’s 2015 reimagining of Asch’s play, developed in close collaboration with her friend and colleague, director Rebecca Taichman, is not just that Indecent openly tackles old attitudes about lesbianism, but that by going deep and wide, it emerges as a celebration of the pursuit of happiness and our human right to celebrate love found, accepted and unjudged. While re-imagining the construct of Asch’s play, the two women captured its historical resonance in an expanded modern context, turning an outmoded melodrama into a theatrical abstraction that relies on music, song, dance and humor to augment and emancipate it. “For me,” offered Nancy Keystone in an email interview, “Indecent is not so much a re-invention of The God of Vengeance, as it is an exploration of that play, its origins, and how it has traveled through history.” Keystone, who staged Indecent for the DCPA Theatre Company, is an award-winning director, writer, scenic designer and visual artist, who founded and runs her own theatre company in Los Angeles. She acknowledged that she avoided seeing the Broadway and touring productions of the play, because “I’m afraid I’m easily influenced.” She places the power of Indecent squarely within its Sholem Asch origins. “Because it was developed collaboratively between playwright [Vogel] and director [Taichman], the theatrical/directorial elements are part of the DNA of the piece,” she wrote. “The melodramatic aspects of The God of Vengeance are part of the total landscape, while other parts of the stories woven through it, are told through different forms and tonalities.


The God of Vengeance was broadly dismissed as an affront to decency. Any writer would have run into similar headwinds in dealing with subject as loaded as lesbianism. That Asch was Jewish only added a layer of anti-Semitism to the play’s rejection. “[Vogel and Taichman’s] curiosity about the lesbian relationship in the context of a Yiddish play of that era is at the heart of the piece,” she explained, as are “the male playwright who created it, the responses it provoked, and the contemporary resonance. There’s great intelligence and imagination in the way Indecent highlights and synthesizes the various worlds and threads of inquiry. It’s what makes it exciting.” Given Indecent’s surprisingly modern drift, though, do its Jewish roots still matter? “One can’t separate the Jewish aspect from the play,” she replied. “All the creators are Jewish [Vogel and Taichman included]. It’s a story about a Jewish writer who wrote in a Jewish language about Jewish characters and Jewish conflicts, both within the Jewish community, and between Jews and the dominant culture. It all plays out in the context of world events that forever marked the history of the Jewish people. “So, yes, it definitely matters that the origins of the piece are Jewish. Indecent wouldn’t exist otherwise. Yet for all that,” she emphasized, “there is a universality to it, which is part of its success. “The play has many layers that work simultaneously. It takes place across half the 20th century and two continents,” she argued, “with many different characters and events — both historical and fictional. It moves back and forth between the play-within-the-play, The God of Vengeance, and the history of that play, as well as the stories of acting troupes that performed it and the broad historical events in which the play and the actors are enmeshed.” Keystone points to Indecent’s many stylistic jumps in time, the several languages spoken within it, the live music, the songs and choreographed movement, as its primary challenges. Vogel and Taichman intentionally — and effectively — connected it to the reverberations of the Holocaust and the persistence of anti-Semitism. These also reconnect us to Asch, who was profoundly damaged by the abuses and misunderstandings heaped on his play and to the misperceptions of its much broader point: hatred’s abysmal failures and the significance of love’s power. “One of the main challenges is to keep the story clear, while celebrating the innate complications and theatricality of the piece,” Keystone insisted. “The play could be considered a collage or pastiche, turning on a dime between comedy, cabaret, drama, lyrical movement-theatre, etc. There are a lot of moving parts to integrate, orchestrate and propel. “It’s a wonderful creation.” Sylvie Drake is a translator and writer, a member of the American Theatre Critics Association and former theatre critic and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. She served for several years as director of Publications for The Denver Center for the Performing Arts and is a current contributor to culturalweekly.com, American Theatre magazine and the Los Angeles Times.

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COSTUME COLUMN How does an antique, fringed piano shawl become a fabulous cocoon coat worn in a cabaret setting by a famous film actor? Ideally, paired with a jeweled headpiece topped off with ostrich feathers — that’s how. For Jeff Cone, Costume Designer for Indecent, transporting the audience through time and space will be all about the details. Paula Vogel’s Tony-nominated play takes the audience from 1906 Poland, across Europe, to New York City stages and jails in 1923, returns to Europe to witness the beginnings of the Holocaust, then lands back in the States in 1950s Connecticut. To solve this, Cone has given the troupe of ten actors and musicians a basic early 40’s look. “To these looks they add a piece — sometimes two — to become another character, often in another time period,” said Cone. “The seven actors play roughly 45 characters but rarely leave the stage. Choosing the ideal piece to add to their basic costume, where the piece comes from, as well as where the change happens is an ongoing challenge.” Another challenge? “Let’s see...well, figuring out the dust release from the clothes as the troupe rises from the grave is a challenge.” We’ll let you find out what that one means on your own.


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SCENIC DESIGN BY Efren Delgadillo, Jr.

COSTUME DESIGN BY Jeff Cone

MULTIMEDIA DESIGN BY Gregory W. Towle MUSIC DIRECTION BY Angela Steiner

VOICE AND DIALECT BY Mary McDonald-Lewis

LIGHTING DESIGN BY Elizabeth Harper DRAMATURGY BY Doug Langworthy

YIDDISH CONSULTATION BY David Shneer

FIGHT DIRECTION BY David Christopher DuVal

SOUND DESIGN BY Curtis Craig CHOREOGRAPHY BY Dominique Kelley

CASTING BY Harriet Bass and Grady Soapes, CSA

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT BY Matthew Campbell

DIRECTED BY Nancy Keystone

Original Broadway Production Conceived and Directed by Rebecca Taichman Original Broadway Production produced by Daryl Roth, Elizabeth I. McCann, and Cody Lassen INDECENT was produced by the Vineyard Theatre (Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, Artistic Directors; Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, Executive Director) New York City, Spring, 2016 INDECENT was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director), and Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, Oregon (Bill Rauch, Artistic Director, Paul Nicholson, Executive Director)

Originally produced by Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) and La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, California (Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director; Michael S. Rosenberg, Managing Director) INDECENT under the then title of “The Vengeance Project” was developed, in part, at the 2013 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab at the Sundance Resort Inspired by The People vs. The God of Vengeance, Conceived by Rebecca Rugg and Rebecca Taichman INDECENT is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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In Order of Appearance Lemml, The Stage Manager.................................................................................................................................JOHN PLUMPIS* Otto, The Elder.........................................................................................................................................................PAUL KREPPEL* Vera, The Elder................................................................................................................................................ VALERIE SPENCER* Halina, The Middle................................................................................................................................ LIANNE MARIE DOBBS* Mendel, The Middle......................................................................................................................................JONATHAN SPIVEY* Chana, The Ingénue, Dance Captain............................................................................................................ ANDREA GOSS* Avram, The Ingénue...................................................................................................................................................... ZAL OWEN* Nelly Friedman, Clarinet............................................................................................................................................... MEG YORK* Mayer Balsam, Violin......................................................................................................................................ERIK FELLENSTEIN Moriz Godowsky, Accordion...................................................................................................................................BEN COHEN* Stage Manager........................................................................................................................................MICHAEL G. MORALES* Assistant Stage Manager, Fight Captain.............................................................................................CORIN DAVIDSON* Stage Management Apprentice........................................................................................................................ NICK NYQUIST *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

SETTING Warsaw, Poland 1906, to Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1950s, and everywhere in between Indecent will be performed without an intermission.

MUSIC CREDITS Score and Original Music by Lisa Gutkin and Aaron Halva “Oklahoma” Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II This selection is used by special arrangement with The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, a Concord Music Company, www.rnh.com. All Rights Reserved. “Wiegala” by Ilse Weber © Copyright 2002 by Boosey & Hawkes Bote & Bock GMBH, Berlin All rights administered by Imagem Music Inc., www.imagem-music.com. All Rights Reserved. “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon” Words by Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin and Jacob Jacobs Music by Sholom Secunda Copyright © 1937 Cahn Music Co. (ASCAP) This selection is used by special arrangement with Concord Music Company on behalf of Cahn Music Company, www.imagem-music.com. All Rights Reserved. “Ich hab noch einen Koffer in Berlin” (Theme from “I Am a Camera”) German Text by Aldo Von Pinelli, Music by Erich M. Siegel TRO—© Copyright 1955 (renewed) Hampshire House Publishing Corp., New York, NY All Rights Reserved Including Public Performance For Profit Used by Permission


ACTING COMPANY BEN COHEN (Moriz Godowsky/ Accordion) is a multi-instrumentalist and go-to sideman for many Denver area bands, including Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe (electric bass), Semplice Baroque (harpsichord and lutes), The Julie Geller Band (upright bass), Klezmerize (tuba) and The Klez Dispensers (mostly accordion). He teaches ukulele and pennywhistle at Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp. Ben also works as an appellate attorney at Polsinelli PC, which has graciously given him a leave of absence to perform in this production. Ben Cohen performs courtesy of Litigious Music. BY LISTENING YOU ASSUME THE RISK℠. LIANNE MARIE DOBBS (Halina/ The Middle). OffBroadway: Himself & Nora (Minetta Lane), A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Peccadillo Theatre). Favorite credits include: Patsy in Always… Patsy Cline, Emma in Jane Austen’s Emma (TheatreWorks, Cincinnati Playhouse, St. Louis Rep), Aldonza in Man of La Mancha (Gretna Theatre), Fantine in Les Misérables (Orlando Shakespeare Festival), Faye in Chapter Two (Cape May Stage) and Sister Jane in Happy End (A.C.T.) She’s headlined concert venues such as New York’s Town Hall, 54Below, Joe’s Pub, Birdland Jazz, as well as San Francisco Symphony and Feinstein’s at the Nikko in SF. Next solo concert “Why Can’t a Woman be More Like a Man?” will be November 9th at Beach Café in NYC. Debut jazz album is available at liannemariedobbs.com ERIK FELLENSTEIN (Mayer Balsam/ Violin). At the Theatre Company: Anna Karenina. Other Theatres: Discount Ghost Stories (Local Theater Company), Julius Caesar (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), Rape of the Sabine Women (Local

Theater Company), Biloxi Blues (Miner’s Alley Playhouse), and Pericles (University of Denver Theatre). Training: BA with a distinction in acting from the University of Denver. Erik plays the violin with Denver’s hot-club jazz band LAPOMPE in addition to other solo and freelance musical projects. erikfellenstein.com ANDREA GOSS (Chana/The Ingénue /Dance Captain). Broadway credits include Indecent, Cabaret, Once, and Rent. She played Sally Bowles in the national tour of Cabaret. She has appeared regionally in Sherwood (Cleveland Play House), The River (TheaterWorks Hartford), Jane Eyre (Cleveland Musical Theatre), A Civil War Christmas (Baltimore Center Stage), Once (Engeman), Striking 12 (TUTS / Queensbury Theatre), Zorro (Alliance), A Christmas Carol (McCarter), Venice (Center Theatre Group / Kansas City Rep), Tarzan (North Shore Music Center), High School Musical (St. Louis Muny), The Sound of Music and Big River (Syracuse Stage). NYC readings include The Wrong Man, Beau, K-Pop, Zapata, August Rush, Freckleface Strawberry and Casanova Returns. Film: Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway. PAUL KREPPEL (Otto/The Elder). NY stage acting credits include: Original productions of Godspell, NYSF/ PublicTheater’s Agamemnon (Lincoln Center/Delacorte); Comedy of Errors (Delacorte), Alice in Concert, Joseph… (BAM). National Tours: Wicked, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. L.A.: Promises, Promises; Cabaret Verboten. Regional credits include: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival. Hundreds of television appearances include: “It’s A Living”, “ER” and “That ‘70’s Show!” Film: Straight Outa Tompkins, The Jetson’s Movie. Directing/ Producing (WetRock Entertainment w/Murphy Cross) includes: Tony Award for Jay Johnson: The Two and Only!

ZAL OWEN (Avram/ The Ingénue) most recently made his Broadway debut in the Tony Awardwinning musical The Band’s Visit. Denver Center audiences may remember his portrayal of Motel the Tailor in the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof opposite Harvey Fierstein, which performed here several years ago. Off-Broadway and New York credits include Goldstein (Actors Temple), Love Me (New York Theatre Workshop), When Blood Ran Red (National Yiddish Theatre). Regional work includes Biloxi Blues, Disgraced, The Last Five Years, Evita, Arsenic and Old Lace. Up next, Zal will be starring in the title role of Einstein’s Dreams, performing Off-Broadway at 59E59. ZalOwen.com @TheZalOwen JOHN PLUMPIS (Lemml/The Stage Manager). National Companies: The Lion King, Barrymore starring Christopher Plummer, and Neil Simon’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor. He has made multiple appearances Off-Broadway and in a wide variety of comedies, dramas, musicals and Shakespeare at North America’s leading theatres. Recently: The Music Man at Arizona Theatre Company, Shakespeare in Love at Cincinnati Playhouse and Baltimore Center Stage. Recent television appearances: “Little America,” “Half Life” and “The Deuce.” With NYC’s The Actors Company Theatre, he acted in or directed 31 productions. Workshops at over 50 colleges and universities. He has taught at Montclair State University. Some of his thoughts on theatre have been published. VALERIE SPENCER (Vera/The Elder). With Critical Mass Performance Group (partial list): Ameryka (Kirk Douglas Theatre), Apollo (Portland Center Stage), Alcestis (Boston Court), Untitled Communion (REDCAT), The Akhmatova Project

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(Actors Gang Theatre). Other Theatres: Out of Our Father’s House (Edinburgh Fringe), How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found (Boston Court). TV/Film: “Veep” Season 7, “The Jury,” The Moment I Was Alone, A One Time Thing, Gram. Podcast: “Blackout,” dramatic thriller starring Rami Malek. She also appears in several works by renowned video artist Bill Viola, including “Going Forth By Day” (Guggenheim) and “Quintet of Remembrance” (Metropolitan Museum of Art). JONATHAN SPIVEY (Mendel/The Middle) appeared on Broadway in The Front Page directed by Jack O’Brien and in James Lapine’s Act One at Lincoln Center, later televised for PBS. Off-Broadway: Summer & Smoke (Classic Stage/Transport Group), Smart Blonde (59E59). Regional favorites include Yale Rep, Long Wharf, The Old Globe, Milwaukee Rep, Barrington Stage, Maltz Jupiter, Syracuse Stage, Geva Theatre, and Virginia Rep. Jonathan is a playwright/performer of Rodgersandhart, a solo evening with Lorenz Hart, an accomplished jazz pianist, and the voice of Sonny in Red Dead Redemption II. MFA: The Old Globe/University of San Diego. MEG YORK (Nelly Friedman/Clarinet). Meg is known for her world music playing and productions including Tarab Retreat (tarabretreat.com), founding the Iranian Farabi Ensemble, and the Roma party band Klezmerize. She is an Athena Project Artist in Residence and joins Hal Aqua at Dazzle Jazz and the Mizel Museum/ Mercury Cafe Denver KlezFest. Community outreach includes Denver Sister Cities and Denver Spring Institute events, playing for Colorado Senate sessions, Yo Yo Ma’s 2018 Colorado tour, and travels to Bhopal India and Istanbul, Turkey. Music and dance build bridges from the past to the future by basking in the present. megyork.com PLAYWRIGHT PAULA VOGEL wrote How I Learned To Drive (Pulitzer Prize, New York Drama Critics Award, Obie Award,

Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and many more). Other plays include A Civil War Christmas, The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Mineola Twins, Hot ‘N’ Throbbing, The Baltimore Waltz, Desdemona, And Baby Makes Seven, and The Oldest Profession. Her plays have been produced in New York by Second Stage, New York Theatre Workshop, the Vineyard Theatre, Roundabout, and Circle Repertory Company. Her plays have been produced regionally all over the country at the Center Stage, Intiman, Trinity Repertory, Woolly Mammoth, Huntington Theatre, Magic Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theatre, Berkeley Repertory, and the Alley Theatre, to name a few. Harrogate Theatre and the Donmar Warehouse have produced her work in England. DIRECTOR NANCY KEYSTONE is founding artistic director & playwright/ director/choreographer/scenic designer of Critical Mass Performance Group: Ameryka (Center Theatre Group); Apollo (Center Theatre Group & Portland Center Stage); Alcestis (Theatre @ Boston Court). Other directing work: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Antigone, 39 Steps, Venus in Fur (Portland Center Stage); The America Play (Boston Court); Next to Normal (East West Players); Hamlet, Three Sisters, The Misanthrope (Actor’s Express); Othello, Cymbeline (Georgia Shakespeare Festival); Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni (SLO Mozart Festival). Recipient of Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, United States Artists Hoi Fellowship. CREATIVE TEAM HARRIET BASS (Casting) New York: Broadway’s Gem of the Ocean. OffBroadway’s Radio Golf, Jitney, Public Theater’s New Work Now, Minetta Lane, Women’s Project, La MaMa, Epic Theatre, Drama League, Jewish Repertory Theatre, Women in Film and Television. Regional: Hartford Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, Trinity Rep, Syracuse Stage, Huntington Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Dallas Theatre Co., Berkeley Rep, Playmaker’s Rep, Alliance Theatre, Virginia Stage, Geva, CenterStage, Long Wharf Theatre, Arizona Theatre Co. Film: Pushing Hands, Gravesend, First We Take

Manhattan. Audition Coach at many of the nation’s top universities and actor training programs. MATTHEW CAMPBELL (Associate Production Manager) is in his tenth season at the DCPA, a member of the production management team since 2016 and a stage manager the seven previous seasons. Continuously grateful to support and work alongside our marvelous staff and guest artists creating unforgettable, amazing theatre. Some Theatre Company favorites while on the stage management team: Frankenstein, The 12, Animal Crackers, Lord of the Flies, and Sweet & Lucky with Off-Center. Previously a stage manager at several local theatres and an Assistant Professor of Theater at Brooklyn College. Training: MFA, University of Iowa. JEFF CONE (Costume Designer). At the DCPA: Oklahoma!, Anna Karenina. Since receiving his MFA in Costume Design from USC, Jeff has been a cutter/draper for the Alliance Theater (12 years) and the Seattle Opera (5 years). He then managed the Costume Shop at Portland Center Stage (12 years) and the Alliance Theater (5 years). During this time he has designed 60 plus productions at regional theaters across the country. Currently he is Costume Designer for Seasons 9 & 10 of the FX animated series “Archer.” CURTIS CRAIG (Sound Designer). DCPA Theatre Company: Smart People, The Great Leap, Disgraced, Frankenstein, All The Way. Recent work: world premiere of Dominique Morriseau’s Mud Row, People’s Light and Theatre Company; The Bacchae, Classical Theatre of Harlem; How to Catch Creation, Baltimore Center Stage and Philadelphia Theatre Company. In 2017, his sound design and composition from the Denver Center production of All The Way was awarded the Silver Medal in Sound Design at the World Stage Design exposition in Taipei, Taiwan. He previously exhibited his work at World Stage Design expo in Cardiff, Wales and he won the Gold Medal in Sound Design for Pentecost in 2009 in Seoul, South Korea. curtiscraig.com. EFREN DELGADILLO, JR. (Scenic Designer). New York credits: The Three Musketeers (The Acting Company), Mycenaean (Brooklyn Academy of Music). Regional: American Mariachi (Arizona


DAVID CHRISTOPHER DUVAL (Fight Director) has worked at such regional theatres as Syracuse Stage, South Coast Repertory, Pioneer Theatre Company, Dallas Theater Center, Utah/Montana/Colorado/Orange County Shakespeare Festivals and 18 years at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is a Certified Teacher/ Fight Director with the SAFD, a Master Teacher with DAI, and serves as the Head of the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah. ELIZABETH HARPER (Lighting Designer). Between Two Knees (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Cake (La Jolla Playhouse); The Invisible Hand (Kansas City Rep); Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom directed by Phylicia Rashad (Mark Taper Forum); Quack, Mysterious Circumstances, Invisible Tango, Play Dead directed by Teller (Geffen Playhouse); Rock of Ages (The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle); Office Hour starring Sandra Oh, Little Black Shadows (South Coast Repertory); Crescent City directed by Yuval Sharon (The Industry Opera Company). Corporate events include projects for Microsoft, Under Armour and AirBnB. Elizabeth is a professor of lighting design at USC. DOMINIQUE KELLEY (Choreographer) is thrilled to be creating once again at DCPA. Recent Credits: Oklahoma! (DCPA Theatre Company), which won a Henry Award and Broadwayworld Award. Sophisticated Ladies (Zach), 5 Guys Named Moe (Ebony Rep), Singin’ in the Rain (Zach), Sammy (Old Globe). TV: “Mariah Carey AMA Awards,” “Bar Rescue,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” Film: Gone With the Bullets, Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, The Smurfs Movie, Jump the Broom. Recording Artists: Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey,

P!nk, FKA Twigs, Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, John Legend. Live: Cirque VOLTA, Beyoncé Robin Hood. Sports: Clippers, 49ers, Chargers, Nets, Knicks, Rockets. Adjunct Professor at Pace University. DOUG LANGWORTHY (Dramaturg). At the DCPA Theatre Company: Native Gardens, Macbeth, The Book of Will, All The Way, As You Like It, Appoggiatura, Lord of the Flies, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Shadowlands, Hamlet, Just Like Us, Sense & Sensibility The Musical, The Three Musketeers, When We Are Married. Other Theatres: The Oregon Shakespeare Festival produced his adaptation (with Linda Alper and Penny Metropulos) of Dumas’ The Three Musketeers and his translation of Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechuan. Target Margin Theatre produced his translations/ adaptations: Medea by Hans Henny Jahnn, Goethe’s Faust and the opera The Sandman with David Herskovits and Thomas Cabanis. Awards/Training: Elliott Hayes Award for Dramaturgy, National Theatre Translation Fund Award, John Gassner Award in Critical Writing. Yale School of Drama. MARY MCDONALD-LEWIS (Voice and Dialect) is delighted to be coaching at DCPA. As voice and text director, her work has been heard on stage and screen, on blockbusters such as Twilight and award-winning indies including Leave No Trace, on TV series like “Leverage” and “Grimm,” and on theater stages from the Pacific Northwest to Broadway. MaryMac holds her MFA from the University of Portland. She thanks Sullivan and Flynn for always wagging their tails when she comes home. DAVID SHNEER (Yiddish Consultant). David Shneer is Louis P. Singer Endowed Chair in Jewish History, Professor of History and Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Association for Jewish Studies, faculty advisor for Yiddishkayt, co-editor in chief of East European Jewish Affairs, and was the inaugural faculty director of CU Boulder’s Post Holocaust American Judaism archive until 2015. GRADY SOAPES, CSA (Casting) is the Director of Casting and Associate Producer with DCPA. Selected casting credits include A Doll’s

House and A Doll’s House, Part 2 in repertory, Oklahoma!, Last Night and the Night Before, The Constant Wife, The Who’s Tommy, The Wild Party, A Christmas Carol, This Is Modern Art and casting associate on many other Denver Center productions. Choreography credits include Anna Karenina, As You Like It, Drag Machine, Lord of the Butterflies, DragON (DCPA); Comedy of Errors (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); The Music Man (Perry-Mansfield). Grady is the producer of the Colorado New Play Summit and former producer of the Colorado New Play Festival. ANGELA STEINER (Music Director). Conductor and associate music director for: Sweeney Todd (Asolo Repertory), Oklahoma! (DCPA Theatre Company), The Who’s Tommy (DCPA Theatre Company). Music director for Rattlesnake Kate workshop (DCPA Theatre Company). Former voice teacher and pianist for The University of Northern Colorado musical theater department. Masters of Music in Collaborative Piano. GREGORY W. TOWLE (Multimedia Designer) is excited to be working on Indecent. Previous credits include Sweat here at the Denver Center, Charles III at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Paper Cut at Local Theatre Company, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Village Theatre, and All the Way at Arena Stage. STAGE MANAGEMENT CORIN DAVIDSON (Assistant Stage Manager/Fight Captain). At the DCPA: Between Us, Anna Karenina, Corduroy, The Who’s Tommy, Zoey’s Perfect Wedding, Smart People, The Secret Garden, Sweeney Todd, All The Way, A Christmas Carol, Lookingglass Alice. At DCPA Cabaret: An Act of God. Other Theatres: Equivocation, Cymbeline (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theatre Works. Training: BFA Stage Management, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. MICHAEL G. MORALES (Stage Manager). At the DCPA Theatre Company: Sweat, The Constant Wife, The Who’s Tommy, A Christmas Carol. National Tours: Hamilton, The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Mary Poppins, Rock of Ages (1st national), Jesus Christ Superstar, Chicago and Movin’ Out. Pre-Broadway:

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Theatre Company), BLKS (Woolly Mammoth), Kings (South Coast Rep.), Bordertown Now (Pasadena Playhouse), Romeo and Juliet (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Smart People (DCPA Theatre Company), Othello (Hartford Stage), Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles (The Getty Villa/Boston Court), Prometheus Bound (The Getty Villa/ Center for New Performance), Shelter (Center for New Performance), The Sweetheart Deal (Los Angeles Theatre Center). MFA, California Institute of the Arts.


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Wonderland and Miss Abigail’s Guide... Regional: My Fair Lady (The Asolo), West Side Story (The Fulton). Training: BFA, UCF. THEATRE COMPANY LEADERSHIP TEAM CHRIS COLEMAN (Artistic Director) is passionate about the connection between stories and community. He joined the DCPA Theatre Company as Artistic Director in November of 2017 and recently directed Oklahoma! and Anna Karenina. Previously, Chris served as Artistic Director for Portland Center Stage in Oregon for 18 years. Under his leadership, PCS renovated the city’s historic Armory into a new home, saw annual attendance nearly double, workshopped 52 new plays that went on to productions at over 100 theaters around the U.S. and U.K., and became a national leader in how theaters engage with their community. In 1988, Chris founded Actor’s Express in Atlanta (in the basement of an old church), a company that continues to be a cultural force in the Southeast today. He has directed at major theaters across the country, including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Alliance Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Baltimore Center Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, ACT/Seattle, the Asolo, Pittsburgh Public, 59E59, and New York Theater Workshop. He and his husband, actor/writer Rodney Hicks, live in Stapleton with their 100 lb. English blockhead yellow lab and their 18 lb. terrier mix. Since moving to Colorado, he has hiked Dominguez Canyon, wondered at the Cliff Dwellings of Mesa Verde, explored a working mine in Creede, and rafted down the Arkansas River. CHARLES VARIN (Managing Director) and his team are responsible for the administrative, financial and business operations for Theatre Company and Off-Center productions and other artistic initiatives. Since joining the Theatre Company in 2006, he has played a major role in executing the artistic vision of the organization and facilitating the production of shows such as Sweet & Lucky, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Sense & Sensibility The Musical, The 12, Sweeney Todd with DeVotchKa and many more. Charles is passionate about artistic innovation and firmly believes in DCPA’s longstanding commitment to new plays and new voices.

In addition to DCPA staff, the following crew worked on this production: Ingrid Ludetke, Jeanne Legrand, Marilyn Langeberg, Julia Braun, Lisa Ehrle, Cindy Kauffman, Sara Barbour, Zach Barnes-Fagg, Joseph Price, Amoreena Knabb, Mary Capers, Cynthia Myers

TAKING PHOTOS AT THE THEATRE We welcome you to take photos in the theatre before and after the performance and during intermission. If you post photos on social media, please credit and tag the DCPA and the design team: @denvercenter #DCPATheatreCompany #DCPAToday #DCPAIndecent Playwright: Paula Vogel Director: Nancy Keystone Scenic Designer: Efren Delgadillo, Jr. Costume Designer: Jeff Cone Lighting Designer: Elizabeth Harper Sound Designer: Curtis Craig Photos and the video and/or audio recording during any part of the performance by any means whatsoever are strictly prohibited.

PLEASE BE ADVISED • LATECOMERS and those exiting the theatre are seated at predetermined breaks in designated areas. • CHILDREN 4+ are welcome in our theatres and must be ticketed. • DRINKS are allowed in provided containers. • ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES, LARGE PRINT PROGRAMS & BOOSTER SEATS are available in most theatres. Ask an usher to direct you. • BRAILLE PROGRAMS are available with 2 weeks’ notice to ckrueger@dcpa.org or 303.893.4836.

The Director is a member of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union. The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. Backstage and Ticket Services Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States and Canada. (or I.A.T.S.E.) The scenic, costume, lighting and sound designers in LORT Theatres are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829 of the IATSE.

The Theatre Company is grateful for the funds provided by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District. Special thanks also to grants from the Helen G. Bonfils Foundation; and contributions from corporations, foundations and individuals. The Theatre Company is a division of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, a not-for-profit organization serving the public through the performing arts. The Theatre Company operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States; and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. The Theatre Company also operates under an agreement with Denver Theatrical Stage Employees Union, Local No. 7 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States and Canada. The Theatre Company is constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for not-for-profit resident theatre companies. The costumes, wigs, lighting, props, furniture, scenic construction, scenic painting, sound and special effects used in connection with this production were constructed and coordinated by the Theatre Company’s Production Staff.


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We are proud to have been long-time sponsors of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Best of Broadway Society, providing continuity and supporting DCPA’s ongoing efforts to enrich the Denver community. Over the years, our CIBC professionals and their families have had the pleasure of attending many notable performances. We’ve seen firsthand the impact that DCPA has made through arts education. To further this important work, CIBC also has committed an increased donation benefiting DCPA arts and education programs. CIBC believes that arts education builds confidence, fosters critical thinking and shapes tomorrow’s leaders. CIBC also strives to ensure its clients’ success. We now provide tailored commercial, wealth management, personal and small business financial solutions across the U.S. We are driven by our passion to be the leader in client relationships. We strive to understand each client’s story, financial needs and goals because we’re committed to becoming a partner in their success. Distinguishing factors of CIBC include: Strength: Backed by industry-leading financial strength and innovation Solutions: A powerful suite of personalized financial products and services Approach: Familiarity with your business and personal goals to help realize your ambitions Reach: Integrated North American private wealth and commercial banking platform It has been our privilege to support DCPA for the past 16 years, and we are pleased to further deepen our engagement with this worthy cause.

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Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End Sep 4 – 22 A Doll’s House & A Doll’s House, Part 2 in repertory Sep 6 – Nov 24 Miss Saigon Sep 10 – 22 Goodnight Moon Oct 4 – Feb 16 The Improvised Shakespeare Company Oct 15 – Mar 22 Blue Man Group Oct 22 – 27 The Phantom of the Opera Nov 6 – 17

Avery is intrigued when a DCPA teaching artist uses theatre to teach math at her school.

Twelfth Night Nov 15 – Dec 22

The cast of Oklahoma! Photo by Adams VisCom.

Camp Christmas Nov 21 – Jan 5

Her class then takes a fieldtrip to see Oklahoma! and she sees history in a new way. Inspired, Avery enrolls in an acting class where she gains confidence and creativity.

Hip Hop Nutcracker Nov 23 – 24 Jesus Christ Superstar Nov 26 – Dec 1 Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical! Dec 3 – 8 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis Dec 14 – 15 Escape to Margaritaville Dec 23 – Jan 5 You Lost Me Jan 17 – Feb 23 Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Jan 28 – Feb 9

Photos by John Moore

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Mystery Science Theater 3000: LIve Feb 15 RENT 20th Anniversary Tour Feb 28 – Mar 1 The SpongeBob Musical Mar 10 – 22

FOR A COMPLETE LIST, VISIT DENVERCENTER.ORG Tickets for some shows are currently unavailable.

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In March, DCPA Trustee Fred Churbuck participated in our company meeting. Afterward, he shared his appreciation for the talent, teamwork and dedication that it takes to create a theatre season. His words inspired us and we thought they might inspire you. Enjoy!

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I sat there on the stage looking out across the audience feeling really humbled and really in awe. In a sense, it was as if I was seeing the DCPA for the first time. In my mind’s eye, the DCPA has always been a place — granted, a place of magic — the magic of impossible love stories, of star-crossed lovers and ancient French Opera Houses haunted by phantoms, a place where no matter where you come from or where you are going, you can be who you are. I think in my mind I always pictured the buildings and the costumes and the sets, but today I saw the true “magic” of the DCPA — the team that works tirelessly, often behind the scenes, organizing the house, working the box office, building the sets, raising the money, bringing the shows and handling the finances. The picture in my head of what the DCPA looks like will always be the awesome team of people I saw today. Life isn’t easy, not for any of us. We are called to do the best we can with the cards that are dealt, to try to be the best we can be and to hopefully leave the world a better place. Despite

the many challenges we face, when the lights go down inside the theater — when that curtain opens and the music starts — every member of the audience has a chance to put down their heavy cross and be transported to another world. In my heart, I believe it is during these times of laughter, or of hope, or if I’m crying my eyes out during Les Misérables that I am healing. The people sitting around me are also healing. Theater is an incredible escape for all of us, a time where we push the boundaries of imagination.  Every one of the people at that meeting represents what the Denver Center “magic” is. Everyone contributes to filling up the hearts and hopes of hundreds of thousands of people every year. The magic of the Denver Center begins and ends with the team that makes it all happen — and the leaders who fearlessly, joyfully pursue excellence of the highest level.  I am so proud. Proud to be a patron. Prouder to be a trustee and truly so humbled. And proudest to be able to support the DCPA as a donor. The work is awesome!

The magic of the Denver Center begins and ends with the team that makes it all happen — and the leaders who fearlessly, joyfully pursue excellence of the highest level. — FRED CHURBUCK THE SALAH FOUNDATION

(l-r) Trustee Fred Churbuck addresses employees at a DCPA all-team meeting with fellow Trustees Patty Baca and Alan Salazar along with President & CEO Janice Sinden.


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The Theodore G. Baldwin Foundation

Robin Yaeger

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Lynn & Michael Wozniak

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Stuart & Janet Kritzer

Sheri & Lee Archer / New Wave Enviro Products Inc.+*

Ray & Denise Bellucci Blanchard Family Wines+ Jennifer Caskey Robert J. Clark Community First Foundation Jerry Conover & Jacquelyn Wonder Coors Distributing Company+ Dan Drossman+ John Ekeberg & Jen Schwem Fine Arts Foundation David Flake Sally & Alan Gass* Laurel Haberstroh+ Carla & Barry Hafeman Hard Rock Cafe C. Howard & Dorsey Johnson Judy Johnston Leo & Susan Kiely* Rick & Molly Klau Diane MacRossie Gerald Makela Kyle Malone+ Tatiana Maxwell+ Merrill Lynch Arlene Mohler-Johnson+ John Muhr Paul & Nancy Oberman* Gerald Padmore & Myrtle Rose Greene+ Ted Pinkowitz & Susan Fox Pinkowitz Dodie Simmons

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Judith Babcock

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Claudia & James Miller

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Lynnette Morrison Open Mind Consulting Elizabeth A. Orr Daniel & Emi Peterson Pam & Don Piro Ann & Keith Pollack Amy Poppy Jane Prancan* Rams Sports Properties+ Holly Reef

Sana & Thomas Wood

BACKSTAGE ENTHUSIAST ($500 - $1,199) Anonymous (2) Adore Aesthetix Med Spa+ Anheuser-Busch, Inc.+ The Anschutz Foundation* Hartman Axley Barry J. Goldstein Philanthropic Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Leslie Beltrami Donald & Martha Bender Bessemer Trust Beverly Black+ Anne & John Blair Robert Blauvelt & Michael Corrigan Bonacquisti Wine Company+

Ginley Regencia

Libby Bortz

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Karen Brooks+ Don & Karen Brown

Dick Robinson

Kay Drees Burke Family Trust

Patricia Robinson Hassan & Sheila Salem

Joy S. Burns*

Eric & Trina Scholz

Nancy Cain

The Sebastian Vail – A Timbers Resort+

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Foxstone Financial

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Donald & Jane Carlstrom

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The Gilman Family Foundation

Merriam Spurgeon

Dan & Robin Catlin

Chris Goodale

Kirstin Teall

Marco Fields Carolyn Fineran* Randy Fitch & Terry Siek

Karen Haley Heather Hartley Tom & Suzanne Hefty

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Evelyn Cartagena-Meyer Bob & Liana Clark Kathleen & Larry Clark Sara Clement+ Montgomery Cleworth The Clinton Family Fund


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Pamela & Philip F. Miele William E. Miller The Mistler Family Foundation Joseph Moenich Patrick Mooney Ben Nesbitt Stori Ofoley+ William Ohs+ Jean & Ed Onderko Gregory & Caitlin Osborn Jeanne & Daniel J. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Shaughnessy Cleo Parker Robinson* Margaret A. Platte Frank & Linda Plaut* Koger & Marcie Propst Akiva Rabinowitz Patricia Rawlings Natalie Rekstad Rent-a-Somm+ Steven & Joan Ringel Fred & Ayliffe Ris RK Foundation Donald & Janenne Rosen Molly O. Ross* Fayre Ruszczyk+ Ted & Deb Sandquist Gary Schwartz+ BJ Scott

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Joe Kelso David Klenke William Kohut Jean Kutner John Lee

Sethre Family Fund

Edie Sonn Janis Starkey Judy Steadman Stellar Solutions Foundation

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David Crittendon Curious Theatre Company+ Susan D. Daggett*

Anonymous (3)

Barbara DeJong

Peter Abuisi

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Lynna D. Adell AEG Live+

Denver Philharmonic Orchestra+

Anne Aguirre*

Miriiam B. deOlloqui-Turner

Brian Ahlstrand

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Lisa Allen

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Katherine Dudden

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Deborah Ford*

Marci Auerbach

Shayna Forsythe

Leigh Ann Baize

Diane Foster*

Karen Barker

JoAnne Friedman

Dianne Bartlett

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Catherine Bauer

Paula Gordon

Chris Beatty

Diane Brandon Hadley*

Deborah Beatty

Paul Halverson

Mandianne Berg

Bret Hanna

Angela Betker & Anthony Simon

Joan Hazen

Scott Binder

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Murri & Andy Bishop*

David Hoch

Kerri Blum

Sheila Hoff

Jim Bonanno

Holland & Hart LLP

Bookcliff Vineyards+

Hotel Monaco Denver+

Marge Bozarth

Marilyn & Leland Huttner Family Foundation

Linda & Wesley Brown Kerrie Bunce

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THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS Jeff & Karla JohnsonGrimes & Family*

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Marlene Siegel

William Mathews & Joy Godesiabois

Kirk Petersen

Marilyn Smith

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Carole & James McCotter Bryce & Carol McTavish+ Annita Menogan Lorna & William Moore Mark Mulligan Brent Mutsch Jennifer Nellis Jane & Gordon W. Netzorg Jennifer Newman Amanda Nickerson Gayle Novak Marilyn Oliver Marce Olsen Robin & Stuart Pack

Gene & Nancy Richards Amy Richardson Louise Richardson Linda Rieger Bob & Dianne Rizzuto Anagloria Rodriguez Nancy Roeder Jackie & Jack Rotole Paige Rush Kimberly Salazar-Suman Joan & Wayne Schmitt Salon Utopia+ Jane Schmitz Seasons 52+

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In-theater magazine produced for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

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