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TABLE OF CONTENTS

MAY 2014

CENTER THEATRE GROUP BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2013/2014 OFFICERS

honorary chairman Lew R. Wasserman† chairman Martin Massman president William H. Ahmanson vice presidents Ava Fries Susan Grode secretary Amy R. Forbes treasurer Dr. Steven Nagelberg

We Will Rock You Ahmanson Theatre July 15 – August 24 2014 The cast of Queen and Ben Elton’s We Will Rock You. photo by paul kolnik.

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board members Dean V. Ambrose Pamela Beck Miles Benickes Norris J. Bishton, Jr. Howard Bragman Diana Buckhantz Dannielle Campos Ramirez Joseph C. Carieri Marcy Carsey Bill Damaschke Nancy de Brier Cástulo de la Rocha Vin Di Bona Dante Di Loreto Frances Flanagan Eric R. Garen Kiki Ramos Gindler Patricia Glaser Brindell Roberts Gottlieb Aliza Karney Guren Tim Hanlon Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. Darell L. Krasnoff Lucy M. Labruzzo Jennifer Altfeld Landau

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Carol Mancino Scott Mauro Dale S. Miller Walter Mirisch Jo Muse Edward B. Nahmias Diane Neubauer Edward L. Rada Bill Resnick Michael Ritchie Laura Rosenwald Bruce L. Ross Dan Sernett Cheryl A. Shepherd Jack Simon Maggy Simon Sue Tsao emeritus Harold Applebaum Ronald J. Arnault Judith Beckmen Gordon Davidson Phyllis Hennigan Leonard Hirshan Richard Kagan Nancy Olson Livingston O. Kit Lokey Diane Morton past presidents Lew R. Wasserman† Marshall Berges† Armand S. Deutsch† Walter Mirisch Henry C. Rogers† Richard E. Sherwood† J. David Haft† Lawrence J. Ramer† Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. Phyllis Hennigan Richard Kagan Martin Massman †Deceased

Center Theatre Group’s Mission: To serve the diverse audiences of Los Angeles by producing and presenting theatre of the highest caliber, by nurturing new artists, by attracting new audiences, and by developing youth outreach and arts education programs. This mission is based on a belief that the art of theatre is a cultural force with the capacity to transform the lives of individuals and society at large. 2 PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE

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Center Theatre Group Publications 2014 Editor Nancy Hereford Art Director Nishita Doshi Copy Editors Liz Lin, Eric Brown, Kelly Christ Designers Irene Kaneshiro, Haruka Hayakawa VISIT US ON THE WEB CenterTheatreGroup.org LETTERS TO THE EDITOR CAN BE MAILED TO 601 W. Temple St., Room 111, Los Angeles, CA 90012 OR E-MAILED TO ctgmedia@CenterTheatreGroup.org

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Audience Services: 213.628.2772: Ticketing, subscriptions, full customer service including lost ticket replacement, ticket donations, Passport memberships, information about upcoming productions or events, and hotel and restaurant recommendations. Telephone hours: Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Except major holidays.

Center Theatre Group is a non-profit company that produces worldclass theatre at the Ahmanson Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center of Los Angeles, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City.

Walk-Up Box Office Hours: The central box office for Center Theatre Group is located in front of the Ahmanson Theatre at the Music Center, and open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and closed on Monday. Remote box offices that are located at the Taper and Douglas are open two hours before performances. Receive Breaking News at CenterTheatreGroup.org Online ticketing plus information about upcoming productions, advance copies of the program and study guides, downtown restaurants, sponsorship programs, special community activities, and much more. Season Tickets: 213.972.4444: Subscribers are assigned seats before tickets are released for sale to the general public. Plus, whenever special events are announced at any of our theatres, subscribers have first offer for tickets with no service or convenience fees.  Group and Corporate Services 213.972.8075: Discounts are available for groups of 10-15 or more. A variety of corporate employee/client ticket programs is also offered. Enjoy VIP service for theatre receptions, fundraisers and tour groups. Flexible payment options and access to purchase tickets before single tickets go on sale.

David Suchet and Michael Jayston in the London production of The Last Confession. photos by john haynes

Hot Tix: A comprehensive and convenient discount ticket program called Hot Tix offers a $20 ticket to the general public. Beginning three weeks prior to the first performance of each production, Hot Tix can be purchased by phone or in person at CTG’s central box office. Cash or credit card (no checks; limited to two tickets per household). Hot Tix may also be purchased (subject to availability) on the day of performance at the central box office or two hours before the performance at the Taper or the Douglas. Young Children and Babies: Children under age six are not admitted, unless the production is advertised for younger audiences. Regardless of age, everyone must have a ticket and be able to sit quietly throughout the performance. Babes in arms are not admitted. Donations: Center Theatre Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. For further information, call 213.972.7368.

Gift Certificates: 213.628.2772: Available in any amount. They’re perfect for friends, employee recognition and special occasions. Complimentary cards for “Happy Birthday,” “Happy Anniversary,” “Season’s Greetings,” “Congratulations” or “In Appreciation.”  Taper and Douglas Stage Talks: Lively post-show discussions, led by staff who are often joined by members of the cast, are held on selected evening performances. Call Audience Services at 213.628.2772 or visit CenterTheatreGroup.org for a complete schedule. Late Seating: To minimize disruption, patrons not seated when the performance begins will be asked to watch the lobby monitor until an appropriate break in the performance. Latecomers may also be given alternate seats until intermission. Fragrances: Please refrain from wearing strong perfumes and cologne. Many people are allergic to heavy scents. Special Access: Assisted listening devices for persons with limited hearing are available in the lobby at no charge. Accommodations are available for persons in wheelchairs and their companions for all performances. Specific dates are available for American Sign Language interpretation and Audio Description for deaf, hard of hearing, blind and low-vision patrons. Open Captioning for blind and low-vision patrons is available for specific dates at the Ahmanson Theatre and is provided by a generous anonymous Artistic Director’s Circle gift. Call 213.628.2772 or TDD 213.680.4017 or visit CenterTheatreGroup.org/ProjectDate. Photographs and Recordings: Flash photography can be dangerous to performers and is very distracting to audiences. Photography and any other type of recording device are unlawful, unless authorized by Center Theatre Group. Your use of a ticket constitutes acknowledgement of willingness to appear in authorized photographs and video in public areas of the Music Center and the Kirk Douglas Theatre and releases Center Theatre Group, the Music Center and all others from liability resulting from the use of such photographs. First Aid: In case of injury or illness, please see an usher. Lost and Found: For the Ahmanson and the Taper, please contact one of our head ushers after the performance or contact the Lost and Found clerk at 213.972.2600. At the Douglas, contact the Performance Manager at 213.972.4435. Smoking is Prohibited. Smoking of any kind, including electronic devices, is prohibited.

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Center Theatre Group | Arts Education

A History of Excellence Center Theatre Group is Los Angeles’ preeminent non-profit theatre company. On our three stages — the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas Theatre — we present the highest quality and broadest range of theatre: groundbreaking new works, explosive productions of the classics and hit Broadway plays and musicals. In the most current nine seasons alone, over 170 productions have been selected for presentation, including 38 world premieres. Seventeen productions have subsequently been produced in New York.  The same high standards that we apply to our stages extend to our education and community outreach programs. Through special performances, residencies at schools, discount tickets and educational materials, we reach each year over 19,000 students, educators and community members who would not otherwise experience professional theatre.

Bringing Youth to the Theatre Target Young Audiences Program This play made me think about all the fantastic, wonderful works of art — of beauty — that people create together. We are moving forward together, forever learning how to speak and, more importantly, how to listen. Thank you. —Christine L., Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts student after seeing Tribes last season at the Mark Taper Forum.

1,400 students saw the landmark American musical The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at the Ahmanson Theatre last month, thanks to the generous support of funders like The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation (see sidebar).

We are proud to continue our 47-year tradition of contributing to the culture of our city and to the enrichment of the national theatre community, and we are grateful to our subscribers, donors and board whose generous support makes our work possible.

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The cast of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess. photo by michael j. lutch.

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of supporting CTG education programs

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The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation was founded in 2001 by Sheri and Les Biller, and has since greatly enhanced the quality of life in the Los Angeles and Seattle communities through deep investments in K-12 education, supportive care services, career training and theatre. Through the Billers’ shared generosity, passion and vision, the Foundation has dedicated itself to affecting long-term and sustainable change. With their 15 years of support, Sheri and Les Biller are longtime partners in what we do here at Center Theatre Group. They have made a tremendous impact on the organization, including launching CTG’s Corporate Circle in 2000. Sheri Biller served as its founding chair, helping galvanize support for CTG from the business community. The Corporate Circle has since provided more than $7.5 million of support to CTG programs. Since 1999, the Billers have contributed to a decade and a half of CTG’s successes and helped bring the art of theatre to thousands of young people each year. We could not be more grateful for their invaluable support and steadfast belief in the fundamental importance of arts education to a healthy, vibrant society. Their shared vision has helped make possible initiatives like the Target Young Audiences Program, opening the door to lifelong participation in the arts for so many. ○

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DONOR PROFILE CORPORATE SPOTLIGHT

Center Theatre Group | Corporate Circle

Creative Partnerships Bank of America Honored at Season Celebration Raul A. Anaya, president for Bank of America’s Greater Los Angeles region.

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t its annual Season Celebration gala in March, Center Theatre Group was pleased to honor Bank of America, which has believed in and supported CTG’s mission to reach the Los Angeles community since 2001. Raul A. Anaya, president for Bank of America’s Greater Los Angeles region, accepted the award. Here, he takes a few moments to share his background and interest in the arts. What does the partnership between Bank of America and CTG mean to you? We’ve enjoyed a longstanding relationship with CTG. It is a very important partnership for me because of the great work CTG does to enhance arts and culture within the Los Angeles community. What was the first play or musical you ever saw? I saw Cats in high school and really enjoyed it. What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not at the theatre or at work? I enjoy any outdoor activity — hiking, biking, walking along the beach and gardening. What show would you love to see at CTG and at which theatre? I would love to see Miss Saigon at the Ahmanson Theatre. I saw Miss Saigon many years ago and really enjoyed the production and storyline.

Which playwright or actor would make the best lunch date? What question would you definitely ask? I’m a huge fan of Al Pacino and would enjoy spending time with him over lunch so I can ask him about The Godfather and Scarface. Which theatrical talent would you most like to have? I would love to learn about acting — from performing in dramas and comedies to memorizing lines to portraying various emotions. Plays or musicals? I love many types of music, so I always enjoy musicals. What do theatre and banking have in common? Both theatre and banking are very much people businesses. The audience connects with the personality and energy of the actors in the play. Bankers connect with their clients in the same manner. ○ Bank of America Corporate Social Responsibility Bank of America’s commitment to corporate social responsibility is a strategic part of doing business globally. Their CSR efforts guide how they operate in a socially, economically, financially and environmentally responsible way around the world to deliver for shareholders, customers, clients and employees. Bank of America’s goal is to help create economically vibrant regions and communities through lending, investing and giving. Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/about.

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ARTS LEADERSHIP

Center Theatre Group | Artistic Director’s Circle

Paying It Forward Artistic Director’s Circle Member Supports Emerging Artists

Tim Regler with close friend and Artistic Director’s Circle co-founder Brindell Roberts Gottlieb. photo by steve cohn photography.

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imothy Regler was raised in Los Angeles and exposed to live theatre at an early age thanks to school field trips to local theatres. The Bob Baker Marionettes left him awestruck at age four, and later, a production of The Glass Menagerie inspired him to pursue an acting career. When it became abundantly clear acting was not his vocation, he began a successful career producing and directing television shows, including 17 years as executive producer of Judge Judy.

As the generation grooming young people today, we have a duty to share our legacy ... A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE Tim gives generously to Center Theatre Group as a member of its Artistic Director’s Circle, a group dedicated to supporting Michael Ritchie’s artistic vision for the company. Tim’s philanthropy is motivated by a desire to provide Los Angeles youth the same access to the arts he had growing up and, hopefully, to influence the trajectory of their lives. A longtime cheerleader for CTG’s Education and Community Partnerships programs, Tim focused his ADC support on the world premiere of Kimber Lee’s different words for the same thing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre (see sidebar). In addition to the professional production, a group of students at the Culver City High School

Academy of Visual and Performing Arts is mounting Lee’s play under the guidance of teaching artist Leslie Ishii — a professional artist also trained as an educator — and members of CTG’s artistic staff. This is the first time CTG has offered a program of this kind, creating a unique way for these budding artists to discover their creative voices and develop their craft. LEAVING A LEGACY This innovative way to nurture student creativity appealed to Tim, the former chair of CTG’s Education and Community Partnerships committee. He feels today’s technology limits young people’s exposure to live theatre. “As the generation grooming young people today, I believe we have a duty to share our legacy and invite them to experience what we bring to the table in the arts.” CTG turns 50 in 2017, and Tim plans to be around when the company turns 100 so he can welcome more students to one of its three venues ... as his guests. “I’ll only be 112,” he says. “It’s not outside the realm at this point.” ○ Tim retired from his producing duties last April and is busier than ever. When not at the theatre, he enjoys music and dance, entertaining close friends at his home outside of San Diego, and anything that sparks his creativity.

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Different Words From a Different Playwright CTG’s Resident Dramaturg and Literary Manager Pier Carlo Talenti Interviews Kimber Lee Pier Carlo Talenti: How do you describe different words for the same thing to someone who hasn’t read it?

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Kimber Lee: The play is about life in this particular town. It’s about the ripples through the network of relationships in this town. But it’s also about … in a very real way, the people who live in the place where I grew up. There’s a very particular type of resilience that they have. … There are people who have experienced unimaginable pain, and I’m in such awe of the way that people can pick up the pieces and keep going, because they have to. The only other option is to lay down and quit, and the fact that you can sustain that kind of a blow, and that much damage, and get yourself back up and just keep going is such a beautiful thing to me. … So that spirit kind of pervades all of these stories … these people are connected to each other and related to each other, and you start to see the places where the connections are frayed, and the places where they’re still so strong. That’s a beautiful thing to me. Even as we blunder around and hurt each other, that there’s still redemption and there’s still love. ○

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honoree BANK OF AMERICA Raul A. Anaya President, Greater Los Angeles platinum table sponsor Kiki & David Gindler gold table sponsor Edward & Deena Nahmias bronze table sponsor Bank of America patrons Marvin Antonowsky Joni & Miles Benickes Lorri & Steven Benson Leonard & Iris Bovee Alice Desobry Bowens Anne Bruner & Jim Bremner Diana Buckhantz Nancy J. Colletti Mary Levin Cutler Eunice David Betty U. Deutsch Ruth Flinkman-Marandy & Ben Marandy

Bob Hale & Maxine Morris Gail & Murray Heltzer Deborah & Ivan Kallick Michael & Sandy Leahy Carol & Douglas Mancino Marty Kaplan Property Management Martin Massman & Mike Hiles Diane Morton & Stan Fineman Olivia & Anthony Neece Robert Novell Dr. Mary Kay Park Dennis J. Perrone Harriett Rose Lois Rosen Laura & James Rosenwald & Orinocco Foundation Bruce & Randy Ross Sidley Austin LLP Mr. & Mrs. Jack Simon Roberta & James Vigneau

Excerpted from the Winter 2013-14 edition of Center Theatre Group’s New Play Production Newsletter. The world premiere of different words for the same thing will play at the Kirk Douglas Theatre from May 4 to June 1. PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE 13

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CORPORATE SPOTLIGHT YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

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A Happy Prophecy The Fringe Hangs With Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Fringe members meet the cast. from left: Bella De Leon, Charles Chatelain, cast members Shalita Grant, David Hull and Kristine Nielsen, Stephanie Lomibao and Kiesha Nix.

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f you had asked Cassandra, the prophetic character from Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, to predict what might happen at the most recent Fringe event, she probably would have said the following: O Fringers! into the Mark Taper Forum we go dressed in our Friday-night best; all around us are fellow young professionals, doubled over in Durang-induced laughter. Portents of wit, family squabbles and reverse stripteases — the raucous prelude to our post-show gathering. Revelry and jollity descend upon Kendall’s Brasserie like rays of sunlight, fomenting lively conversation lubricated by Dionysus’ wine. Look there, look there — all around us are Thespis’ progeny feasting on miniature confections and grapes. O bacchants, O merrymakers! Spike O Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike! These Delphian visions come to me from the ghost of Aeschylus himself. I see a beautiful night at the theatre ahead of you!

David Hull in Vanya and Sonia and Spike. photo by craig schwartz. Masha and Spike

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And she would have been right. On Friday, February 7, over 50 Fringe members — Center Theatre Group’s philanthropic band of theatre-loving young professionals — laughed their way through the 2013 Tony Award-winner for best play at the Mark Taper Forum. After the performance, Fringe members mingled with each other and the show’s talented cast at Kendall’s Brasserie. Inspired by key scenes in the play, guests contemplated which of Snow White’s seven dwarfs they would choose to be at a costume party and whether David Hull (as Spike) pulled off red pants. (The general consensus: He certainly did.) A grand time was had by all, and the evening reaffirmed why the theatre holds a special place in our hearts. ○ The Fringe @ Center Theatre Group is a group of young professionals in their 20s, 30s and 40s who love theatre and believe in its importance in Los Angeles. We explore theatre with our peers while raising awareness and funds for Center Theatre Group’s new play production initiatives. Learn how to become a member at CenterTheatreGroup.org/Fringe.

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Center Theatre Group | Artistic Director’s Circle

In Loving Memory Shammas’ Love for Theatre Inspired Many

Jeanette Shammas and Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. photo by steve cohn photography.

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eanette Shammas, a noted businessperson and philanthropist in Los Angeles, passed away on March 17. She is survived by two daughters, Diane and Carole Shammas; her son-in-law, Darryl Holter; her granddaughter, Julia Shammas Holter; and her close friend and fellow theatregoer, Betty McMicken.

in The Bowery Boys, a group of fictional New York City “tough kids” first introduced in the 1935 Broadway play Dead End. His first production at CTG was a revival of that play, and at the opening night, he learned Jeanette once lived next door to original cast member Leo Gorcey. This began their blossoming friendship.

The performing arts had always been in Jeanette’s blood, so it’s no surprise she became one of Center Theatre Group’s most devoted patrons. At nine years old, she convinced her parents to let her work as an extra for Central Casting, and she appeared in several films for the next three years. As she grew up, many other art forms captured her interest, including music and drama.

“Seeing Jeanette always brought a smile to my face,” Ritchie said. “I will miss her keen sense of humor and intelligence.”

Jeanette subscribed to all three of CTG’s theatres from the day they opened, and she rarely missed a performance. She shared this love of the stage with all of Los Angeles as a member of the Artistic Director’s Circle, a group that gives significant financial support to Michael Ritchie’s artistic vision. Many initiatives benefitted from her generosity, including the L.A. engagements of War Horse and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, now onstage at the Ahmanson Theatre. But Jeanette was more than a donor to CTG. Her charm and warm spirit made her a friend to many in the organization, most especially Ritchie. When he assumed the role of Artistic Director in 2004, Ritchie bonded with Jeanette over their shared interest

A longtime Gershwin lover, Jeanette was thrilled to help bring The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess to Los Angeles. “I am happy this timeless classic will enrich the culture of our city,” she said. Shammas’ passion for the arts leaves a lasting impact on her family. Her granddaughter, Julia, is an internationally recognized singer, songwriter and musician. “Nick and I gave her a grand piano for her eighth birthday, and she has been playing ever since,” she said. ○ Jeanette Shammas was an invaluable member of Center Theatre Group’s family. We extend our condolences to her family, and thank Jeanette for the ongoing impact of her generosity. This production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess is dedicated to her memory.

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ARTS EDUCATION

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Taking a Stand Young People Help Strengthen the Arts in L.A.

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t a February joint meeting of the Los Angeles Urban League and the Los Angeles Unified School District, high school student Armani Richards showed that young people actively take part in important communitywide conversations.

Attendees were discussing a new California law that increases perstudent funding in an attempt to create educational equity across schools, and Richards, an arts-lover and advocate, brought the special importance of arts education to the forefront. As a member of Center Theatre Group’s Student Ambassador Program, a leadership development program for high school students who are interested in the arts, Richards has ongoing opportunities to learn about standing up for the arts. THIS YEAR’S 14 TEENAGE PARTICIPANTS ARE: • Standing up for the arts by addressing decision-makers and holding advocacy workshops for other young people, • Producing students-only events as they explore how to make theatre accessible and fun for their peers, • Discovering how to engage young people online by executing professional media campaigns, and • Working with mentors to help make theatre a part of community members’ everyday lives. Through these efforts, CTG Student Ambassadors help the company nurture the next generation’s passion for the arts, and by participating, they build skills and make friends. ○

Armani Richards.

To learn how Center Theatre Group nurtures students’ leadership skills, please visit CenterTheatreGroup.org/ StudentAmbassadors.

The Blue Ribbon Celebrates The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

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You might remember first visiting The Music Center as a guest of the Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival, an annual admissionfree program specifically designed for fifth-graders. Chances are you were greeted by members of The Blue Ribbon, dressed in their red, white and blue pinafores, welcoming young minds to experience the exuberance of the performing arts. Since 1970, The Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival has served more than 700,000 children in Southern California. Members of The Blue Ribbon dedicate their time and resources to the event’s planning, funding and staffing. But that’s not all The Blue Ribbon does for L.A.’s downtown performing arts center. Since its founding in 1968, this women’s membership group has raised more than $71 million to support The Music Center and its resident companies.

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he Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess is set in Charleston’s fabled Catfish Row, where the beautiful Bess struggles to break free from her scandalous past. Threatened by her formidable former lover, Crown, and the seductive enticements of the colorful troublemaker, Sporting Life, Bess looks to the courageous Porgy to rescue her. Their relationship evolves into a deep romance that triumphs as one of theatre’s most exhilarating love stories.

Nevertheless, a national tour began in January 1936 with members of the original Broadway company, including stars Todd Duncan and Anne Brown. On the final leg of the tour, Duncan refused to perform for the segregated National Theatre in Washington, D.C. When producers balked at his request to integrate their audiences, Brown and the rest of the cast threatened to strike, prompting management to fully desegregate the National Theatre for the first time.

This iconic masterwork now finds itself on the Ahmanson stage thanks in part to Artistic Director’s Circle member Jeanette Shammas and The Blue Ribbon, the premiere women’s support organization for The Music Center.

As part of its current tour, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess returned to the National Theatre in December 2013. ○

A HISTORY OF FIRSTS Porgy and Bess premiered at Boston’s Colonial Theatre in September 1935, the culmination of George Gershwin’s long-held dream to write the great American folk opera. A month later, the production transferred to Broadway, where it closed after only 124 performances. Critics and audiences struggled to understand the piece, which was the first opera to blend blues, jazz and African-American spirituals.

Center Theatre Group is profoundly grateful to Artistic Director’s Circle member Jeanette Shammas and The Blue Ribbon for their generous support of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess at the Ahmanson Theatre. The Artistic Director’s Circle, founded by Brindell and Milton Gottlieb, is comprised of individuals supporting specific areas of Michael Ritchie’s artistic vision with commitments of $100,000 and above. For more information, please call Erin Schlabach at 213.972.3069.

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St. Jude Written and Performed by Luis Alfaro Directed by Robert Egan World Premiere

Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam By Trieu Tran with Robert Egan Performed by Trieu Tran Directed by Robert Egan

Rodney King Created and Performed by Roger Guenveur Smith September 14 – October 6, 2013 Part of RADAR L.A., An International Festival of Contemporary Theater, presented by REDCAT and CalArts in association with Center Theatre Group FIRST SEASON PRODUCTION

I’ll Go On By Samuel Beckett From Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable Texts selected by Gerry Dukes and Barry McGovern Directed by Colm Ó Briain January 10 – February 9, 2014 THIRD SEASON PRODUCTION

different words for the same thing By Kimber Lee Directed by Neel Keller World Premiere May 4 – June 1, 2014 SEASON BONUS OPTION

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A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens! By Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort Directed by Marc Warzecha December 8 – 29, 2013

The Black Suits Music and Lyrics by Joe Iconis Book by Joe Iconis and Robert Emmett Maddock Directed by John Simpkins World Premiere October 27 – November 24, 2013

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Inspiring Our Future Special Thanks to Center Theatre Group’s Most Generous Annual Patrons Center Theatre Group wishes to thank the following donors for their significant annual gifts and for their belief in the transformative power of theatre. $1 Million and above

Brindell Roberts Gottlieb $250,000 and above

Center Theatre Group Affiliates Kirk & Anne Douglas The James Irvine Foundation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $150,000 and above

Anonymous Bank of America The Blue Ribbon Elisabeth Katte Harris Trust Laura & James Rosenwald & Orinoco Foundation Jeanette Shammas The Shubert Foundation, Inc. Wells Fargo Foundation $100,000 and above

Ann & Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. Los Angeles County Arts Commission JPMorgan Chase & Co. Deidra Norman Schumann Eva & Marc Stern $75,000 and above

William Randolph Hearst Foundation The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Lloyd E. Rigler — Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation

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Michael Ritchie, artistic director Edward L. Rada, managing director

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Kimber Lee WITH

Sam Anderson, Jackie Chung, Stephen Ellis, Monica Horan, Devin Kelley, Rebecca Larsen, Savannah Lathem, Erick Lopez, Malcolm Madera, Alyson Reed, Hector Atreyu Ruiz, José Zuniga SCENIC DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

LIGHTING DESIGNER

COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER

Sarah Krainin

Candice Cain

Geoff Korf

Paul James Prendergast

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PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER

CTG PRODUCING ASSOCIATE

Heidi Levitt, csa

Pier Carlo Talenti

Kirsten Parker

Lindsay Allbaugh

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Neel Keller May 4 – June 1, 2014 Kirk Douglas Theatre The Los Angeles production of different words for the same thing is generously supported in part by Artistic Director’s Circle member Timothy A. Regler.

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CAST (in order of appearance) Alice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jackie Chung Marta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alyson Reed Henry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Anderson Oren. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephen Ellis Sylvie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Savannah Lathem Angel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hector Atreyu Ruiz Maddy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Devin Kelley Dottie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monica Horan Frankie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erick Lopez Father Joe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . José Zuniga Donna Ruth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Larsen Mike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Malcolm Madera “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” trad. Hymn, arranged and performed by Annie Cleveland, recorded in the First Church of the Nazarene, Nampa, ID STAGE MANAGER

Brooke Baldwin TIME/PLACE late summer a large city and various locations in the town of Nampa, Idaho different words for the same thing is performed without an intermission.

Who’s Who SAM ANDERSON (Henry). Theatre: Blackbird (LADCC Award) at the Rogue Machine; Napoli Millionaria (Ovation Award), Madagascar and The Bird and Mr. Banks (LADCC Award) at The Road Theatre Co., where Sam is Artistic Director, working out of two theatres in North Hollywood. His direction of Road productions includes Theresa Rebeck’s The Water’s Edge and The Different Shades of Hugh. His lengthy TV and film career includes Lost, Justified, Forrest Gump, La Bamba, and many others. He teaches a professional scene study/audition/improv class, is a composer of musicals and scores for plays, and in his spare time, writes. Member of Mystery Writers of America. Most proud of his 21-year-old twins, both theatre majors. JACKIE CHUNG (Alice) is making her Center Theatre Group debut. Regional Theatre: brownsville song (b-side for tray) (Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana

Festival), Fast Company (South Coast Repertory) and Macbeth 1969 (Long Wharf Theatre). Off-Broadway: microcrisis and The Children of Vonderly (Ma-Yi Theater Company), You For Me For You (Woolly Mammoth/Ma-Yi), Mother Courage and Her Children (The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival), Trickle and Japanoir (Ensemble Studio Theatre), After. (Partial Comfort Productions), The Director (The Flea). Film/Television/Web Credits: Someone Else, Going Local, Pretty Precious Unicorns and Fortune Son. Additional Credits: Chung participated in the 2013 Sundance Theatre Lab, Pacific Playwrights Festival and Ojai Playwrights Festival. STEPHEN ELLIS (Oren). OffBroadway: Thinner Than Water (LAByrinth, director Mimi O’Donnell), The Coward (Lincoln Center Theater, director Sam Gold), Dance Dance Revolution (director Alex Timbers). Numerous readings and workshops at Ensemble Studio Theatre, LAByrinth, MCC, NYTW, Ars Nova, The Lark, McCarter Theatre and several summers at the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference. Film and TV: Delivery Man (DreamWorks

with Vince Vaughn); As You Like It; Thank You, Tommy Feinstein; Mr. Box Office. Graduate of Kenyon College (Paul Newman Award) and The National Theater Institute. MONICA HORAN (Dottie). Best known as Amy MacDougal on the Emmywinning sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, for which she won the 2006 Gracie Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy Series. Stage: OffBroadway production of the cult classic Vampire Lesbians of Sodom with Charles Bush (also L.A. production); B.F.’s, with the beloved Judy Toll, directed by husband and Everybody Loves Raymond creator, Phil Rosenthal. TV: Enlightened, Hot in Cleveland, The Whole Truth. Founder: the Flourish Foundation, the Rosenthal Family Foundation – determined to help LAUSD provide substantive Arts Education for all students. ART IS CORE! Love to Ben and Lily. Thanks to Heidi and Jeannie.

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DEVIN KELLEY (Maddy) hails from Minnesota where she was born and raised. She has a degree in theatre from the University of Southern California. Upon graduation, Kelley was accepted into the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s training program and was soon cast as a series regular in Fox’s The Chicago Code, created by Shawn Ryan. Kelley had a leading role in the Warner Bros. feature Chernobyl Diaries, has recurred on USA’s Covert Affairs and recently wrapped leading roles in the independent features Anchors and Turtle Island. She currently stars in the new drama series Resurrection on ABC.

ERICK LOPEZ (Frankie) can be seen on MTV’s Faking It playing the role of Tommy. Recent credits include Switched At Birth (ABC Family), Surviving Jack (Fox), Bold and the Beautiful (CBS), Vampire Diaries (CW) and Matador (El Rey Network). Raised in Dallas, Texas, he attended the University of Texas at Dallas as an ATEC major (Arts and Technology). He continues to write and shoot projects in his free time. To Mom, Dad, my big sis Stephany and my lil bro Christopher…love you guys and thanks for all the support! Go Cowboys and Mavericks!

REBECCA LARSEN (Donna Ruth). Rebecca is honored to be a part of the world premiere of different words for the same thing with CTG at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Rebecca was a pre-med student before transferring into the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah. Larsen is on the artistic committee and co-curates the New Works Development program at Sacred Fools Theater in Hollywood. She also writes and directs sketch comedy and sings in a jazz trio. L.A. theatre includes Watson, La Bête (Sacred Fools).Television credits include Masters of Sex, The Exes, House M.D.

MALCOLM MADERA (Mike). NYC Theatre: The Mnemonist of Dutchess County (Theatre Row), Derby Day (Camisade), The Tenant (Woodshed Collective), Al’s Business Cards (Theatre Row), The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side (The Amoralists), Dance Lessons (Samuel French Festival Winner), Somewhere In The Pacific (PTP, The Atlantic Stage 2) and I.E. In Other Words (The Flea). Malcolm was most recently seen opposite Kevin Spacey on the Netflix original series House of Cards as Corporal Augustus Elijah Underwood. Other TV: Boardwalk Empire (HBO) and Taxi Brooklyn (TVFR). While training at the Drama Studio London, Malcolm had the privilege of performing at the historic Old Vic in the Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays. MalcolmMadera. com.

SAVANNAH LATHEM (Sylvie) has been acting in film and TV since 2009 when she played young Rachel Carlson on Lost. Her most recent film, California Solo, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews, and Savannah won the 2013 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role. Other credits include Moneyball on the big screen and I Didn’t Do It and Criminal Minds on television. Savannah is from Hoover, Alabama, and recently got her driver’s license. She is thrilled to be making her Los Angeles stage debut at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in different words for the same thing.

ALYSON REED (Marta) has worked with Hal Prince, Bob Fosse, Michael Bennett, Alan Jay Lerner and Michael Kidd. Broadway: Dancin’, Oh Brother!, Dance a Little Closer, Marilyn: An American Fable (Marilyn-Drama Desk nomination), Cabaret (Sally Bowles-Tony/Helen Hayes nominations), A Grand Night for Singing. National Tour: Pippin (Catherine), A Chorus Line (Cassie/Val) and A Few Good Men (Joanne Galloway). Television: Mad Men, Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, CSI, The Mentalist, among others. Film: Disney’s High School Musical franchise (Ms. Darbus), A Chorus Line (Cassie), Skin Deep, Shop Girl and Manhattan Merengue.

HECTOR ATREYU RUIZ (Angel) is humbled and grateful to make his Kirk Douglas Theatre debut in such a touching story – different words for the same thing. He is a cum laude graduate of the USC School of Theatre, where he received the Jack Nicholson Award for outstanding actor. His film appearances include The Dark Knight Rises and Death Sentence alongside Kevin Bacon; he’s currently recurring in television’s new hit drama Gang Related. Hector’s recent performance in the independent feature Avenues is receiving nationwide critical acclaim. Coming home to his two dogs, Sandy and Lilo, is his favorite part of the day. JOSÉ ZUNIGA (Father Joe). José, a native New Yorker, has appeared in numerous films and TV series over his career including the feature films Twilight, Next, Con Air and Mission Impossible 3. He began with Frank Marshall’s Alive and then went on to independent films such as Crooklyn, Smoke and Brad Anderson’s Next Stop, Wonderland. Most recently, José starred opposite Halle Berry in the box office hit The Call and is currently working on the new television series Taxi: Brooklyn South in New York. Theatre credits include Yale Rep, EST and productions with the Malaparte Theater Co. in NYC. KIMBER LEE (Playwright). Kimber Lee’s plays include different words for the same thing, fight, tokyo fish story and brownsville song (b-side for tray), which recently received a world premiere at the 2014 Humana Festival. Her work has also been presented by the Lark Play Development Center, Page 73, Hedgebrook, Seven Devils, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Hansberry Project at ACT/Seattle and Dramatists Guild Fellows Program. Kimber is a Lark Playwrights Workshop Fellow (2013-2014), a member of Ma-Yi Writers Lab, and is currently working on commissions for Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 and South Coast Rep. Recipient of the 2014 Ruby Prize and the 2013-2014 PoNY Fellowship. MFA: UT Austin. NEEL KELLER (Director and CTG Associate Artistic Director). For CTG Neel has directed the world premieres of Jennifer Haley’s The Nether and Jessica Goldberg’s Good Thing, the American premiere of PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE P 5

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David Greig’s Pyrenees, Stones in His Pockets and many readings and workshops for CTG’s varied new play development initiatives. Other favorite directing assignments include the world premieres of Howard Gould’s Diva and Tom Babe’s Downed American, the American premiere of David Greig’s The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set in a field, the thought of which still makes him smile. Neel has also served as Artistic Director of Chicago’s Remains Theatre, Associate Artistic Director at La Jolla Playhouse and was on the staffs of Williamstown Theatre Festival, Lincoln Center Theater, the American National Theatre and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. SARAH KRAININ (Scenic Designer) is a scenic designer and object artist who began her career as props artisan for director Richard Foreman. Recent Los Angeles: Clouded Sulphur by Erik Ehn (Radar L.A. 2013), Our Class (Son of Semele Ensemble, LADCC Best Production), Flowers for Algernon (Deaf West), Eternal Thou (Atwater Village Theatre, South Coast Rep Studio), Invisible Cities at Union Station (properties design). Other Theatre: Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph (Boise Contemporary Theater), multiple productions at FringeNYC and HERE Arts Center, and puppet design for director Torry Bend’s original shows exploring the human relationship to landscape and cityscape. A graduate of Wesleyan University and CalArts, Sarah is currently Props Associate here at CTG. www.SarahKrainin.com. CANDICE CAIN (Costume Designer). CTG: 20 years – Costume Shop Director; Design – Taper: Blade to the Heat, Tongue of a Bird, Dealer’s Choice, Body of Bourne, Enigma Variations, Neat, Mules, Stuff Happens, 13, Nightingale, Stones in His Pockets, Living Out; P.L.A.Y. – Bocon!, Black Butterfly, The Square Root of Terrible; KDT – Solomania, Juan & John, Solo Shows/Radar L.A. Other Theatres: South Coast Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, N.Y. Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Berkeley Rep, Geffen Playhouse, Evidence Room and over 50 productions as Resident Designer at Virginia Stage Co. including Macbeth, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Tempest, Arms and the Man, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. GEOFF KORF (Lighting Designer) has designed lighting for about 300 productions over the past 30 years. His work has been seen on Broadway, at the Mark Taper Forum, the Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, Seattle Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare

Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Trinity Repertory, the Guthrie Theater, The Goodman, Long Beach Opera, San Francisco Opera and in many other venues. He is a member of the ensemble of Cornerstone Theater. Geoff also serves as the Head of Design at the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a graduate of California State University, Chico, and the Yale School of Drama. PAUL JAMES PRENDERGAST (Composer/ Sound Designer). Center Theatre Group: Palestine, New Mexico; Water & Power; Electricidad; The Stones and others. Broadway: All The Way. Regional: Oregon Shakespeare, Guthrie, Seattle Rep, South Coast Rep, Long Wharf, Great Lakes Theater, Florida Stage, Atlantic Theater Company, Geffen Playhouse, The Actors’ Gang, Cornerstone, Hartford Stage, Cal Shakes, Alley Theatre, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and others. Theme parks include Universal Studios and Knott’s Berry Farm; casinos include Treasure Island, MGM Grand; museums include J. Paul Getty, Geffen Contemporary and the Autry National Center; dance companies include Diavolo Dance Theater, Momix, Parsons Dance. His work as a singer/songwriter has appeared in films, on recordings and in music venues nationwide. HEIDI LEVITT, CSA (Casting Director) is a graduate of Barnard College and AFI where she now is an adjunct professor. Film credits include The Artist, JFK, The Joy Luck Club, Natural Born Killers, The Rock and the recently released Cesar Chavez. Currently, she is casting Vernon God Little for Werner Herzog and producing the series Exiles on Main Street with Oscar winning documentarian, Alex Gibney. Heidi is thrilled to be casting again for theatre and working with director Neel Keller. Theatre casting credits include Wrecks (Public Theater), Raindance (Signature Theatre) and several seasons at both ACT Seattle and La Jolla Playhouse. Heidi is the creator of the iTunes-featured App Actor Genie. PIER CARLO TALENTI (Dramaturg). Pier Carlo Talenti is resident dramaturg/ literary manager at Center Theatre Group, where he has developed scores of plays and musicals by such talents as Julia Cho, Lisa Kron and Michael Friedman. He is currently overseeing the development of 15 new plays and musicals, all commissioned by CTG (including work by Dael Orlandersmith, Marco Ramirez and Danai Gurira). He has served as production dramaturg on many CTG productions, including Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo by Rajiv Joseph (director Moisés Kaufman) and The Nether by Jennifer Haley (director Neel Keller).

KIRSTEN PARKER (Production Stage Manager). Center Theatre Group: I’ll Go On (Gate Theatre Production), A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens! (world premiere and re-loaded production), Neva (co-production with South Coast Rep and La Jolla Playhouse), The Nether, Jomama Jones: Radiate (KDT workshop), The Massoud Project (Taper workshop). Off-Broadway: Food and Fadwa (New York Theatre Workshop, ASM), Five Second Chances and Icarus Burns (Playwrights Realm, readings). Regional: Romeo and Juliet (Northern Stage), Romeo and Juliet (Yale Repertory Theatre), The Servant of Two Masters (Yale Rep, ASM). Other New York Credits: Break (N.Y. Fringe Festival), Her Lightness (Yale Rep, Workshop), 69°S: The Shackleton Project (Phantom Limb, Workshop). Ojai Playwrights Conference ’13 & ‘14 (Company Manager). MFA: Yale School of Drama. BROOKE BALDWIN (Stage Manager). Center Theatre Group: The Nether, The Convert, Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens, Venice, Burn This, The Night Watcher, Waiting for Godot. Cabrillo Music Theatre: In The Heights; Kiss Me, Kate. Moonlight Stage Productions: The Wizard of Oz, The Most Happy Fella, Cats, The Foreigner and Swingtime Canteen. Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre: What Goes Around. Geffen Playhouse: Shipwrecked!, Time Stands Still, Through The Night and Love, Loss and What I Wore. Reprise!: I Love My Wife. UCLA: The Greeks, Cleansed, Homer in Cyberspace, Big Love and Anything Goes. FOR CENTER THEATRE GROUP MICHAEL RITCHIE (Artistic Director) is in his ninth season as Center Theatre Group’s Artistic Director, and has led over 170 productions to the Ahmanson, Taper and Douglas stages since his arrival in 2005. From 1996 to 2004 Michael was the Producer of the Williamstown Theatre Festival and prior to that he was a Production Stage Manager in NYC. At CTG, he premiered six musicals that moved to Broadway — The Drowsy Chaperone (which won 13 Tony Award nominations), Curtains (eight Tony nominations) 13, 9 to 5: The Musical, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Leap of Faith. He has produced 39 world premieres including the musicals Minsky’s, Venice and Sleeping Beauty Wakes, and the plays Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (a Pulitzer Prize finalist that also moved to Broadway), Water & Power and Yellow Face, and he presented a broad range of plays and musicals ranging from Dead End to The Black Rider to Edward Scissorhands to blockbusters such as God of Carnage, Mary Poppins, Jersey Boys and August: Osage ®

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County. In addition, Michael inaugurated CTG’s New Play Production Program, designed to foster the development and production of new work. EDWARD L. RADA (Managing Director) returned to Center Theatre Group in 2011 after previously serving as CTG’s Chief Financial Officer for 12 years (1996–2008). Rada spent three years (2008–2011) as President of the Music Center Foundation, a non-profit corporation that holds and invests the endowment and reserve funds for the Music Center and its resident companies (including CTG). Prior to his years at CTG, he was the Director of Finance at The Old Globe in San Diego and principal of Rada & Associates, an accounting firm that specialized in entertainment-related non-profit organizations and theatrical productions. He is a graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles with numerous postgraduate coursework and credentials. He currently serves on the board of directors for Entertainment Industry Foundation, Theatre @ Boston Court, and United Support of Artists for Africa/USA for Africa, among other affiliations. He also serves on the board of trustees for the pension, health and welfare and 401(k) plans of I.A.T.S.E. Local 33 Stagehands Union. DOUGLAS C. BAKER (Producing Director) is now in his 24th season at CTG. Previously, he managed Broadway and touring productions including Tru, Born Yesterday, The Gospel at Colonus, Annie, A Chorus Line, Working, The Wiz,

and Legends!, which premiered at the Ahmanson Theatre in 1986 and starred Mary Martin and Carol Channing. Doug is a member of the Achievement Hall of Fame of Chagrin Falls Schools in Ohio and a graduate of Albion College. He is an active member of the Broadway League, the Independent Presenters Network and is a proud member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers. In May 2013 Doug received The Broadway League’s prestigious Outstanding Achievement in Presenter Management Award. NAUSICA STERGIOU (General Manager, Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre) has worked professionally supporting artists in theatres of all shapes, sizes and locales including many seasons at Center Theatre Group as General Manager and, previously, as Audience Development Director. She oversees main stage productions at the Taper and Douglas, as well as new play commissions and developmental productions through CTG’s New Play Development. Nausica has taught at USC’s School of Dramatic Arts, and advises and works with local not-for-profits including Daukayev Ballet Theatre and Hollywood Orchard. MFA, Yale School of Drama and Outward Bound trekker. LINDSAY ALLBAUGH (Producing Associate) is a member of Center Theatre Group’s artistic staff and has served in varying capacities for the past 10 years. Lindsay also serves as the artistic coordinator

for CTG’s Sherwood Award, which supports emerging Los Angeles artists. In addition to her work for CTG, Lindsay is the co-artistic director at the Elephant Theatre Company in Hollywood. Selected producing credits include The Steward of Christendom at the Taper, The Nether at the KDT and Waiting for Godot at the Taper. Directing credits include the West Coast premieres of 100 Saints You Should Know and Never Tell (Elephant), the world premiere of Revelation (Elephant), Supernova (Elephant) and Kate Crackernuts, Gray City, Aloha Say the Pretty Girls (Harvard/ART). GORDON DAVIDSON (Founding Artistic Director) led the Taper throughout its first 38 seasons, guiding over 300 productions to its stage and winning countless awards for himself and the theatre — including the Tony Award for theatrical excellence, Margo Jones Award, The Governor’s Award for the Arts and a Guggenheim fellowship. The Kentucky Cycle and Angels in America (Part One) won the Pulitzer in consecutive years and, in 1994, three of the four plays nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play were from the Taper (Angels in America won). In 1989 Gordon took over the Ahmanson and, in 2004, he produced the inaugural season in the Kirk Douglas Theatre. ®

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The playwright would like to dedicate her work on this production to her big brother Bill.

ADDITIONAL STAFF FOR DIFFERENT WORDS FOR THE SAME THING Assistant Costume Designer. . . . . . . . . . . Bich Vu Assistant Lighting Designer. . . . . Robert J. Aguilar Casting Associate. . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Fernandes Deck Crew. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Tirrell Production Electricians . . Juan Lozano, Lunchbox Wardrobe Supervisor. . . . . . . . . . . Cambria Chichi Wardrobe Crew. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Agnes Ingram Prop Artisans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zach Istrin and Donavan Martinelli Prop Intern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erica Ochoa Scenic Artist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katie Polebaum CARPENTRY CREW Eric Adams, Victor Cobos, Cate Cundiff, Samantha Else, Bo Foxworth, James Jonson, Sean Kloc, David Patrick, Katie Polebaum. ELECTRICS CREW Veronica Acosta, Eric Baum, Randy Bosh, Jenn Burkhardt, Evan Drane, Juan Lozano, Lunchbox, David “Elmo” Martin, Jenna Pletcher, Aaron Staubach, Boston Stergis, Ryan Tirrell. CONCIERGES Trevor Algatt, Jane Bacon, Ashley Brown, Lia Chapman, Olivia Choate, Shomari Cleveland, Jessica DeBruin, Joan Kubicek, Gina Manziello, Janice Motuapuaka, Isabella Petrini, Martin Roman-Figueroa.

USHERS Amy Buchwald, Marilyn DePaula, Angela Garcia, Britt Keller, Erin Mulvey, Nicole Naito, Denise Reynoso, Jill Steele. CONCESSIONS Abilene Gonzalez, Monica Greene, Tatiana Jones. STAGE DOOR ATTENDANTS Cory Aycock, Bonita Carter, Christopher Nucho, Ian Ray. POST-SHOW FACILITATORS Christina Hjelm, Stephen Lydic, Tiffany Moon. CREDITS Costumes provided by the Center Theatre Group Costume Shop and additional staff: Shop Assistant – Whitney Oppenheimer; First Hands – Camilla Hansen, Lydia Harmon. Rehearsal and production photography by Craig Schwartz. Organ music recorded by Randy McKellip. SPECIAL THANKS Eugene Cho, Doug and Annie Cleveland, Sherrie Cuttlers, John Hazlewood, Theodore Hovey, Emil Iliev, Thomas Kail.

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MICHAEL RITCHIE, Artistic Director EDWARD L. RADA, Managing Director DOUGLAS C. BAKER, Producing Director ARTISTIC NEEL KELLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Artistic Director KELLEY KIRKPATRICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Artistic Director DIANE RODRIGUEZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Producer/Director of New Play Production PIER CARLO TALENTI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Resident Dramaturg/Literary Manager LINDSAY ALLBAUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Producing Associate JOY MEADS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Literary Associate and Artistic Engagement Strategist MARK B. SIMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Director STEVEN PIESZCHALKSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Assistant DAVID ADJMI (FADIMAN), JESSICA BLANK, SHEILA CALLAGHAN (FADIMAN), TIM CROUCH, JUSTIN ELLINGTON, GINA GIONFRIDDO, GOB SQUAD, MATT GOULD, DANAI GURIRA, JENNIFER HALEY, JOE HORTUA, ERIK JENSEN, RAJIV JOSEPH, LATINO THEATER COMPANY, GRIFFIN MATTHEWS, LAURAL MEADE, JULIE MARIE MYATT (FADIMAN), DAN O’BRIEN, EVANGELINE ORDAZ, DAEL ORLANDERSMITH, WILL POWER (FADIMAN), RAINPAN 43, MARCO RAMIREZ, MATT SAX, YOUNG JEAN LEE THEATER COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commissioned Artists BEKAH BRUNSTETTER, CARLA CHING, JASON GROTE, SARAH GUBBINS, TIM McNEIL, HENRY ONG, MADHURI SHEKAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CTG Writers’ Workshop Members EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS LESLIE K. JOHNSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Education and Community Partnerships PATRICIA GARZA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Department Director TRACI CHO KWON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of School Partnerships CAMILLE SCHENKKAN . . . . . . . . . Program Manager, Emerging Artists and Arts Professionals JESUS REYES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Program Manager, Community Partnerships KATRINA FRYE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Program Associate NIJEUL PORTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Temporary Program Associate KELLY CHRIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communications Coordinator ASHLEY LAMPSON OPSTAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Project Coordinator SHANNON WINSTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Department Coordinator DEBRA PIVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Resident Teaching Artist MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION NAUSICA STERGIOU . . . . . . . . . . General Manager (Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre) JEFFREY UPAH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Manager (Ahmanson Theatre) SUZANNE HEE MAYBERRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant General Manager (Mark Taper Forum) KATIE BRUNER SOFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant General Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre, NPP) ALANA BEIDELMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Assistant to Managing Director PATRICK BELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Management Associate EMIKA ABE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yale School of Drama Fellow ERIC SIMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Operations Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre) TOM BURMESTER . . Audience Experience Design/Front of House Mgr (Kirk Douglas Theatre) LAUREN BAXA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Performance Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre) MAX OKEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facility Assistant (Kirk Douglas Theatre) SONDRA MAYER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Concessions Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre) PRODUCTION DAWN HOLISKI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Department Operations Director CHRISTY WEIKEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre) KATE COLTUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Production Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre) RICHARD PETERSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Electrician (Kirk Douglas Theatre) AARON STAUBACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . Light Board Programmer/Operator (Kirk Douglas Theatre) ADAM PHALEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Audio (Kirk Douglas Theatre) VICTOR COBOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Supervisor (Kirk Douglas Theatre) JOE HAMLIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Technical Director/Ahmanson Production Manager CHAD SMITH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Technical Director SAM CRAVEN-GRIFFITHS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Technical Director ANDREW THIELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prop Manager MERRIANNE NEDREBERG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Prop Manager SARAH KRAININ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prop Associate CANDICE CAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costume Director BRENT M. BRUIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costume Workroom Supervisor MADDIE KELLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costume Generalist SWANTJE TUOHINO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tailor ELIZABETH LEONARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Operations Manager JULIO A. CUELLAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Driver/Custodian DONAVAN MARTINELLI, EUGENE A. MONTEIRO II, BRIAN SLATEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drivers JENNIFER ACHTERBERG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Administrator SHAWN ANDERSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Carpenter (Ahmanson Theatre) ANDREW W. ARNOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flyman (Ahmanson Theatre) STAN STEELMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Propertyman (Ahmanson Theatre) JIM BERGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Electrician (Ahmanson Theatre) ROBERT SMITH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Soundman (Ahmanson Theatre) MICHAEL GARDNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe Supervisor (Ahmanson Theatre) PATRICE MIRANDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hair and Make-up Supervisor (Ahmanson Theatre) CHRISTINE L. COX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager (Ahmanson Theatre) JONATHAN BARLOW LEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager (Mark Taper Forum) CELESTE SANTAMASSINO . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Production Manager (Mark Taper Forum) EMMET KAISER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Carpenter (Mark Taper Forum) ROBERT RUBY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Propertyman (Mark Taper Forum) WILLIAM MORNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Electrician (Mark Taper Forum) BONES MALONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Soundman (Mark Taper Forum) DENNIS SEETOO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe Supervisor (Mark Taper Forum) RICK GEYER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hair & Make-up Supervisor (Mark Taper Forum) LINDA WALKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager (Mark Taper Forum) FINANCE, INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND HUMAN RESOURCES MICHAEL F. THOMPSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief Financial Officer MELODY MATTOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Controller JANIS BOWBEER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Controller FELICISIMA LAPID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Accounts Payable Specialist DANNY LAMPSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Staff Accountant ALEGRIA SENA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Accountant YUEN KI “ANNIE” LAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Payroll Manager AMEETA SHARMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Payroll Specialist DAVE ALTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief Information Officer STAN GRUSHESKY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Information Systems SEAN PINTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Database and Web Manager MANDY RATLIFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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JODY HORWITZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Human Resources MADRIO FLEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Human Resources Generalist SINGER LEWAK, LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auditor MICHAEL C. DONALDSON, LISA A. CALLIF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Legal Counsel GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Legal Counsel DEVELOPMENT YVONNE CARLSON BELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Development PATRICK OWEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deputy Director of Development NATALIE BERGESON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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Communications Coordinator JENNIFER CHAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Events Associate JUSTIN FOO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Contributions Associate SARAH HARBURG-PETRICH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Development Assistant KATY HILTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grant Writer DONALD JOLLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Relations Associate for the Inner Circle KRISTEN LEVY-VAUGHAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Individual Giving Assistant JESSICA NASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Contributions Supervisor KIM OKAMURA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Institutional Giving Associate MARIA PAREDES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Relations Associate for The Guild ERIC SEPPALA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Assistant to the Development Director ERIN SCHLABACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Major Gifts Coordinator JESSICA THORSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Relations Coordinator AL BERMAN, ELIZABETH DELLORUSSO, DAVID GARVER, GINA EAST, LILI HERRERA, TONY LEWELLEN, HOLLY RAMOS, NICOLE SCIPIONE, LENA THOMAS, PAUL VITAGLIANO, BILL WALTON, TOM WINKLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Advisors ADAM BURCH, KARLA GALVEZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Services Associates ANNE BRUNER, MURRAY E. HELTZER, MARCI MILLER, JULIE NADAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Development Volunteers MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS KORY P. KELLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Marketing and Communications NANCY HEREFORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Media and Communications PHYLLIS MOBERLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media and Communications Associate JASON MARTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media and Communications Associate LYN COWAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media and Communications Coordinator CHELSEY ROSETTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media and Communcations Coordinator NISHITA DOSHI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Art Director IRENE KANESHIRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Design Manager HARUKA HAYAKAWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graphic Designer SUSAN BARTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Interim Associate Director of Marketing ANDREW DARCEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advertising Manager KAREN VOCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marketing Manager JAMES SIMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marketing Creative Manager JEWEL MOORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marketing Coordinator ROSE POIRIER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Webmaster CRAIG SCHWARTZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Photographer LARRY DEAN HARRIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Copywriter CINEVATIVE/MARK CIGLAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Video ALLIED LIVE: LAURA MATALON, SHANNON WILLETT, KELLY ESTRELLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advertising Agency TICKET SALES AND SERVICES SHAWN ROBERTSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Sales Director SKYPP CABANAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Operations Coordinator SANDY CZUBIAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audience and Subscriber Services Manager JENNIFER BAKER, CHERYL HAWKER, RICHARD RAGSDALE . . Audience Services Supervisors ALICE CHEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audience Services Asst. Supervisor SAM AARON, DEBORAH REED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audience Services Sales Associates JEREMIE ARENCIBIA, VICKI BERNDT, RJ CANTU, CARLOS D. CHAVEZ, JR., PETER COLBURN, DONALD CRANDALL, GARY HOLLAND, KAY LOCHARD, JUSTINE PEREZ, LEX SAVKO, DANNY SCHMITZ, CRIS SPACCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audience Services Representatives DANUTA SIEMAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subscriber Services Supervisor CHRISTINA GUTIERREZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subscriber Services Asst. Supervisor LIGIA PISTE, CELIA RIVAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subscriber Services Senior Representatives IRENE CHUANG, PETER STALOCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subscriber Services Representatives SARAH K. GONTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Box Office Treasurer KISHISA ROSS, GISELE FRAZEUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Treasurers
 YULIZA BARRAZA, ANGELICA CARBAJAL, MICHAEL KEMPISTY, 
 LEROY PAWLOWSKI, MICHAEL SALTZMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Box Office Staff MICHAEL ZOLDESSY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Account Sales Manager
 EILEEN ROBERTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Account Sales Associate KERRY KORF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Priority Services Director SUSAN F. TULLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Priority Services Operations Manager JAY BURNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Priority Services Sales Manager PAUL CUEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Priority Services Manager CANDICE WALTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Priority Services Assistant Supervisor CAROLE BAXTER, MAGGIE DODD, NIC DRESSEL, SOFIJA DUTCHER, MARC “BYRON” DROTMAN, SAMANTHA ELSE, AMBER FRIENDLY, LOU GEORGE, KATE HALL, JERRY JOHNSTON, LISA KESSLER, SHEP KOSTER, MATT PELFREY, DONALD RIZZO, KEN SALLEY, KRISTEN SCHRASS, BOBBI LYNNE SCOTT, ANDREW SEVERYN, ANASTASIA SILVA, MICHAEL SMITH, JEFFREY STUBBLEFIELD, QUINN SULLIVAN, DIANE WARD, JIM WATERMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Representatives INTERNS ABIGAIL BROWN, ANDREW BUENROSTRO, SAMANTHA CHAFFIN, JAYNE DUTRA, SYNNOVE ERIKSEN, NADINE FLORES, MERCEDES FRIERSON, ALYSSA GARCIA, JADE JOHNSON, SOFIA LUGO, ANA MENENDEZ, CECILIA MONTES, ERIN NEEL, ERICA OCHOA, CINTHIA PALMER, MATTHEW QUINLAN, LAURA SARDISCO, ERIC ZHAO

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Center Theatre Group | Donor Recognition

Special Thanks to Artistic Director’s Circle Members for Supporting CTG The Artistic Director’s Circle, founded by Brindell and Milton Gottlieb, is comprised of individuals supporting specific areas of Michael Ritchie’s artistic vision for Center Theatre Group. The following individuals have made commitments of $100,000 and above. (Donors listed as of March 20, 2014.) Emerald Circle ($1 million+) Kirk & Anne Douglas Brindell Roberts Gottlieb Laura & James Rosenwald & Orinocco Foundation Eva & Marc Stern Ruby Circle ($500,000+) Anonymous Jeanette Shammas Sapphire Circle ($250,000+) Anonymous Debra & Norris Bishton Louise & Brad Edgerton June & Gareth Hughes Lloyd E. Rigler – Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation

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Diamond Circle ($100,000+) Judith & Thomas Beckmen Margaret M. Bloomfield Diana Buckhantz & Vladimir & Araxia Buckhantz Foundation Joseph & Mara Carieri Ruth Flinkman-Marandy & Ben Marandy Eric & Nancy Garen Kiki & David Gindler In Memory of Morris A. Hazan Ann & Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. Eileen & Ken Kaplan Renee & Meyer Luskin Donna McKenna Dale S. & Shideh Miller Olivia & Anthony Neece Timothy A. Regler Deidra Norman Schumann Maggy & Jack Simon Judie Stein and Stein Family Foundation Sue Tsao Sheila & Wally Weisman Misty Widelitz

Artists & Educators Forum ($20,000+)

The Artists & Educators Forum, founded by Joni and Miles Benickes, is comprised of individuals dedicated to providing significant funding for CTG’s new play development and Education and Community Partnerships programs. For more information about leadership gifts, please call Erin Schlabach at 213.972.3069. (Donors listed as of March 20, 2014.) Melissa & Bob Alvarado Joni & Miles Benickes Annette Blum Linda Brown Bill Cohn & Dan Miller Erica & Vin Di Bona Dorskind Family Frances & Terry Flanagan Amy Forbes & Andrew Murr Aliza & Marc Guren Heather & Paul Haaga In Support of New Theatre Artists Mr. & Mrs. Gerald W. Kehle Vicki King

Harry & Arlette Lumer Linda S. Peterson Joyce & David Rabinov Bill Resnick Chester James Semel, M.D. Elliott R. Sernel Bui & Herb Simon Jane Rissman & Richard Sondheimer Sunshine Stone Mr. & Mrs. Ian D. Teague Karen & William Timberlake Robin & Gary Ungar Suzanne V. Wilson

Donors who have made additional gifts to Center Theatre Group’s Endowment or Planned Gifts programs.

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Center Theatre Group | Donor Recognition

Inner Circle

Frances Flanagan, Inner Circle Chair The Inner Circle is an organization of community leaders who provide outstanding support to Center Theatre Group. CTG also wishes to acknowledge its generous supporters in the Entertainment Circle, who are leaders in the entertainment industry (denoted below with *). In appreciation, members enjoy a host of special benefits, including meet-the-artist receptions, backstage tours, premium theatre seating, and much more. For information, call Donald Jolly at 213.972.3149. (Donors listed as of March 15, 2014.)

Guarantor Circle ($15,000+) Betsy & Harold Applebaum Rob & Joan Blackman Jonna Bollenbacher Lynn Booth Maynard & Linda Brittan Marcy Carsey Susan & Stephen Chandler Helen & Morgan Chu Jay & Donna Gallagher Patricia Glaser & Sam Mudie Annie & Georges Gross Lydia Hao Leonard Hirshan & Family Lorraine & Jesse Hizami Mr. & Mrs. James L. Hunter Marvin Jubas & Janet Wald Joyce & Don Kaiserman Kelton Fund/Lenny & David Kelton Darell & Elizabeth Krasnoff Joyce & Kent Kresa Janay & Eugene La Pietra Nahum & Alice Lainer

Lee Levin Doug Little* Carolyn & Kit Lokey Kelly Sutherlin McLeod & Steven B. McLeod Family Foundation Andy & Laura Mintzer Edward & Deena Nahmias Marsha J. Naify Christine Marie Ofiesh Kay & Bob Rehme Melissa L. Rhone Michael Ritchie & Kate Burton Joyce & Deane Ross Catherine Schreiber & Miles Ruthberg Drs. Joan & Harry Saperstein Rary Simmons George Takei & Brad Takei* Lynda Thomas Roberta & James Vigneau Mr. & Mrs. William M. Wardlaw

Benefactor Circle ($10,000+) Anonymous (3) Robert & Sara Adler William J. Aisley Geraldine & Harold Alden Dean V. Ambrose Constance A. Austin G.W. Bailey* Jackie & Howard Banchik Greg Basser & Kiera O’Neill* Shelley & Rick Bayer Laurie Benenson Phyllis M. Berger Carole Black Howard Bragman Rose Marie Browning & Michael Fletcher Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Burdorf Beth Burnam Lou Colen Roberta A. Conroy Dr. & Mrs. Frederic Corbin Eunice & Hal David Ms. Diana Davidow Nancy & Donald de Brier Cástulo de la Rocha & Zoila Escobar Dante Di Loreto Connie Elliot Michael A. Enomoto Rhonda C. Evans Dennis L. Field & H. Douglas Galt Polly Fleming Barbara & Peter Fodor Ava & Charles Fries Marylyn Ginsburg & Chuck Klaus Cindy & Rick Goldman Roslyn & Abner Goldstine

Susan A. Grode Shirley J. Hess Ellen & Tom Hoberman Mary N. Howey James Jennings & Deidre Steine Andrew & Denise Katz Dr. & Mrs. Jack Kavanaugh Diane Kessler Laura King & Charles Nagurka In Memory of Salem Ludwig Joanne & Roger Kozberg Sheila Krasnoff Sandra Krause & William Fitzgerald Jeff & Griselda Kreitzman Joan Kroll & In Memory of Irving Kroll Lucy Labruzzo & Jim Zaniboni David & Tam Lachoff Jennifer & Rodger Landau In Memory of Malcolm Lewis In Loving Memory of Anna Strahlman Janell & Randall Lewis John Liebes The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Carol & Douglas Mancino Phillips & Emily Marshall Martin Massman William O. McClure Janis B. McEldowney Betty L. McMicken Margot & Mitch Milias Janice & Bruce Miller

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Center Theatre Group | Donor Recognition Benefactor Circle (continued) Carrie & Ben Mui Kari L. Nakama Arline M. Nakanishi Chris & Dick Newman/ C & R Newman Family Foundation Joan & Fred Nicholas Michael R. Oppenheim Dr. Mary Kay Park Dr. Renee Boblette & Dr. Robert G. Patterson Ann & Donald Petroni

Gregory Pickert & Beth Price Jack & Jane Pollock Edward L. Rada Harry E. Rice, M.D. Barbara & Peter Rosenthal Bruce & Randy Ellen Ross Greg Scott Dan Sernett Nina & Steven Sheldon Cheryl A. Shepherd Marcia & David M. Spaid

Phyllis J. & Steven F. Spierer Stanley Iezman & Nancy Stark Eugene & Marilyn Stein Clumeck Stern Schenkelberg & Getzoff Judy Stone Stone Family Lisa A. Sugimoto Donna & John Sussman Anne C. Taubman & David Boyle

Peter & Iona Tompkins Elinor & Rubin Turner Peter & Susan Van Haften Carol Vernon & Robert Turbin Jerrie D. Whitfield & Richard W. Motika Jenene J. Wilson & Kristiana A. Wilson Mary J. Witt The Wolkowitz Family Marilyn Ziering

Reverend Daniel J. Coyle Nancy Cypert Lee & Janet Dicker Kenneth Donaldson Julia Donoghue Anne M. Dougherty & David B. Dobrikin Bob & Gabrielle Ducsay Ms. Anita H. Dymant & Mr. Richard Drooyan Joanna Exacoustos Lynda & Al Fadel Alan & Barbara Faiola Larry Field Chris Cookson & Lauren Firestone Pat Fleming Judith R. Forman & Richard N. Weiner James W. Franke Cindy & Gary Frischling Mr. & Mrs. Homer Garten Debra Gastler & Andrew Malloy Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Geller Rocky & Deborah Gentner Jeri & Keith Gertzman Edith Gould Dr. Ellen Smith Graff Beverly & Felix Grossman Lisa Guerin Dana Guerin Lorrie & Richard Gurewitz Roberta L. Haft The Harshberger Family Dr. & Mrs. Chester Hasday Dr. & Mrs. Randy W. Hawkins Hays & Clark Family Betty & Irwin Helford Zvia Hempling Winifred C. Hervey* Phil Hettema Alicia Hirsch & Jesse Russo* Walmilly Foundation Sam Ho, M.D. Elizabeth Hoage Rand Hoffman & Charlotte Robinson Dorothy Hoffman Gail & Stanley Hollander Joan H. Hotchkis Harold Igdaloff Jennifer L. Jackman & John P. Hott Jerry & Ellen Jacobson Roslyn & Warren Jacobson Ms. Judy K. Jeanson Carol & Bruce Johnston

Mary Quon Jung & Michael Galindo Gary & Denise Kading Deborah & Ivan Kallick Alan & Sharon Kane Ms. Debra Kasirer Hon. Mary Lou Katz Cari & Marty Kavinoky Gary W. Kearney Mille & Bob Kern Janice A. Kido In Memory of Lynn Kinikin Annette & Dr. Charles Kleeman Sharon L. Kline Bob & Karen Ulman Knapp Ellen & Harvey Knell J. Koenig Vicki & Seth Kogan Norman & Leslie Koplof Thea & Neal Koss Deborah & Jacob Kotzubei The Paul Kowal Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Stan Krasnoff Carol Krause Sharon Lapid/LFCF Infiniti of Thousand Oaks Dr. & Mrs. Martin S. Lasky Craig Lawson & Terry Peters Michael & Sandy Leahy Barbara & Andrew Leigh Gordon Lemke & Brian Rogers Ronald Levenson & Marcia Gold Levenson Mrs. Gayle Leventhal Edward Lewis Barbara K. Lilly Steven Llanusa & Glenn Miya, M.D. Marlene & Sandy Louchheim Judy & Alan Ludwig Crystal & Elwood Lui Mr. & Mrs. Matt Lyons Sandra & Kenneth Malamed Mrs. Sheldon C. & Mr. Jeff Mandel Barbara & Garry Marshall* Theodore K. Martinez* Melanie McDaniel Dreux & Lynn McNairy M. Wayne Metcalf Barbara & Fred Miller Lee & Ron Miller Philip & Joan Miller Marshall & Gretchen Milligan

Lawrence A. Mirisch* Patricia Mock & Judson Mock Joanne & Joel Mogy Mary Lou Mooney Diane Morton Patricia W. Mullenbach & Mary Mullenbach Hooper Sheila Muller Sylvia & Ron Myrick Robert & Florence Nairin Robert & Sally Neely Patty & John Nickoll Judy Nussenblatt Margrit & Norman Oberstein Valerie Oishi Gail & Gerald Oppenheimer Janie & Allan Orenstein Mr. Peter T. Paterno Dennis J. Perrone Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Pescetti Dr. & Mrs. Irv Posalski Ruth & Allen Potts Dr. Sheila Philips & Michael Powell Drs. Laurence J. & Isabell B. Purdy Dean Madeline Puzo* Gail & Gary Rachelefsky Mr. Richard J. Ramirez, Jr.* Paula F. Reach Mr. & Mrs. Boyd C. Reeves Ms. Carlene Ringer Belinda Robins Barbara & Bill Roberts Elaine Binder Robinson William & Sue Roen Lois Rosen Ellen & Mike Rosenberg Jaclyn B. Rosenberg Leonard J. & JoAnn Roth Maggie Russell Dana Saladen Janet Salter in Memory of Maxwell Hillary Salter Faith Annette Sand & Albert Gleaves Cohen In Memory of Honey Sanders Wes Schaefer & Cathy King-Schaefer Eloise Schlesinger & Peggy J. Schlesinger Martin Salvin & Barbara Schneider From Darlene in Memory of Harry Schultz Peter & Susan Schwab Todd W. Seabold

Patron Circle ($6,000+) Anonymous (6) Elizabeth Alexander & Daniel Glober Russi Taylor Allwine Laura & Harvey Alpert Chris & Yvonne Amantea Robert C. Anderson Mr. Domenic Andreone James Asperger & Christine Adams Laura Awazu & David Moromisato Cheryl & Elliott Balbert Angela Bardowell Linda Barnett Mark & Jody Barnhill Philip & Norma Barretta Anne Barry Lois Barth & Michael Schubach Susan Baumgarten Fran R. Berger Alan & Marilyn Bergman Dr. Saul Jay & Jan Berman Charles Berney & Family I. Mark Bledstein Family Nathalie Blossom & Howard Levy Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Morgan Yvonne Bogdanovich & Family Bill Bohnert Tracey BoldemannTatkin & Stan Tatkin Chuck & Karlyn Boppell John Bowab* Paula Brand The Saul Brandman Foundation Geri Brawerman Bill & Susan Brewer Pamela & J. Garfield Broussard David Burch Joan & Allan Burns Beth Burnam Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Busuttil Andy Cadiff * In Memory of John W. Carner Kristin & Carolyn Carty Paula & Richard Castanon Arthur & Katheryn Chinski Ruth Choi Nicholas Chrisos Mary Coates Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence J. Cohen The Terry L. Cole Family Hon. Candace Cooper Corbell Family Donald & Zoe Cosgrove

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Patron Circle (continued) Ruth & Mitchell Shapiro Nina Shaw & Wallace Little* Gloria Sherwood Loretta H. Shine Jan & Carl Siechert Louis & Mary Silver Foundation Stephen & Judith Slagle Shani Smolens & In Memory of Dr. Bernard Smolens Drs. Debra & Philip Sobol Sue & Steve Soldoff Judith & Stan Solomon Betty & Al Spivak Tracy A. Stone Terence Tchen & Emily

Breckenridge Louis & Harold Price Foundation Julia Voce Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Volk Susan & William Weintraub Jessica M. Weisel Doug & Ellen Weitman Barbara & Edmund Wilkinson David Williamson Jennifer Crittenden & William Wrubel* Virginia & Greg Young Arnold H. & Tricia L. Zane Martin & Rosalind Zane

Fellow Circle ($3,000+) Anonymous (12), Gay & Harry Abrams/Abrams Artists Agency, Brenda & Alan Abramson, Matthew Adler & Greg Weinberg, Florence C. Agcawili, Bertha Aguilar, Dawn Brewer, Ignacio Alfaro, Helen Allan, Dr. O. Allen Alpay, Carol L. Archie & Edward L. Keenan, Deanna & Richard Ashby, Suzanne & Bill Attig, Linda A. Ayers, W. Lee Bailey, M.D., David Baltimore & Alice Huang, Eric & Jasna Baron , Patricia Barry, Ms. Kathy A. Bartkowiak, Barbara Bauer & Lawrence Cox, Dr. Martine Bauwens, Elissa & Sheldon Becker, Bernie Beiser, Bob & Terry Bennett, Beth Bennett & Larry McAdams, Elliot & Roberta Berkowitz, Drs. Jack & Barbara Berman, Jo Bernard & B. K. Phillips, Ed Bernstein, Bob Besser, Ellen Bienenfeld*, Diane & Kendall Bishop, Susan Booth & Christopher Wadden, Alice Desobry Bowens, Lynne Braiman, Paul & Carol Bressan, Sandra Brewer*, Robert Brook & Jackie Kosecoff, Dr. Leon & Rochelle Brooks, Stu Brower, Neil H. & Karen Hochman Brown, Regina & Todd Brown, Anne Bruner & James Bremner, Rick Buche & Vin Reilly*, Todd Michael Buchner, Norman Buckley & Davyd Whaley*, Dr. Lisa Bukaty & Mr. Raymond M. Bukaty, Mr. & Mrs. James Burrows*, John J. Byers, Allen B. Cagle, M.D., Erica Hiller Carpenter & Kevin E. Carpenter*, Rosemary & Peter Casey*, The Castaldo Family, Deborah Castro & Creative Productions*, Mike Cavalluzzi at Cavalluzzi & Cavalluzzi, Mr. Peter Chapa, The Honorable Judith C. Chirlin, Nadege & Jay Conger, Kim & Anthony Cookson, Lloyd Eric Cotsen, Leah M. Coulter, Christine & Kevin Crombie, Robert Cushnir & Perry Lewis, Paula F. Cwikly*, Bill & Ellie D’Elia*, Mr. & Mrs. George DeRoy & Cathy DeRoy, Dr. Allison Diamant, Mike & Jamie DiFiori, Milton L. Dranow & Betty J. Dranow Family Foundation, Nick Dudzak*, Robin C. Dumas, James A. Durant, Dr. & Mrs. William Duxler, Leslie J. Edmonds, Earl & Karen Enzer, Lorraine Espinosa Nall, David & Joyce Evans, Carmen & Bob Farmer, Gloria & Morton R. Field, Darcy Fleck*, Shirley Ford, Laura E. Fox, M.D. & John D. Hofbauer, M.D., Sylvia Fredricks, Lora Fremont, Sharon & Elliott T. Friedman, Rosalie Friis-Ross, Ellen Fujikawa, Tomas Fuller & William Kelly, Suzanne & Howard Furst, Elizabeth Gans, Donna Garber, Robin & Leonard R. Garner, Jr.*, Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Garrett, Herbert Gelfand, Freddi & Marvin Gelfand, Cristina Gerla, Gessner Nelson Family*, Leslie Gilbert-Lurie, Howard Gleicher, Lori Glickman, Mr. & Mrs. Efrain Gonzalez, Elaine & Michael Gray, Lenore S. & Bernard A. Greenberg Fund, Ronald & Mary Ann Greenberg, Pam Grissom, Gary Gross & Keith VanDerlaan, Marcy & Edgar Gross*, Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Guerin, Shirley Guy, Dave & Sally Hackel*, Roberta Haft, Mr. Jeffrey L. Hall & Mr. Kevin A. Yoder, Dr. Barry A. Halote, Ness & Alizabeth Hamaoui, Cynthia & Dr. Solomon Hamburg, Carolyn & Bernard Hamilton, Michael Hanel , Paul & Audrey Hanneman, William D. Hardie, Diane & J.P. Harris, Sam Harris, Johnny Ruth Harrison, M.D., Steve & Toya Harrison, Al & Sandy Haveson, Tanna Handley Havlick, Gail & Murray Heltzer, Dr. Stephen D. Henry & Rudy Oclaray, Mrs. Donna L. Herman*, The Jim Hicks Family Foundation, Karen & Stephen Hillenburg, Lois Petzold-Hindin, Marcia & Gary Hollander,

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Fellow Circle ($3,000+) (continued) Danise Holloway & Rob Kautz, Toni Hoyt, Doris & Mel Hughes, Mr. & Mrs. William H. Hurt, Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Itami, Mitchell Jacobs, Lawrence J. Jaffe, M.D., Jonathan & Melissa Jaivin, Adrienne Grant & Paul Jennings, Sean Johnson & Alex Ocampo*, Mark A. Kadzielski, Kathleen L. Kane, Judith & Russell Kantor, Renee & Milton Kaplan, Dr. Karen Kartun & Dr. Ronald Shiell, Elyse & Stanley Katz, Idea Asylum Productions & Dr. Allegra & Mr. Sheppard Kaufman*, Michael Keir, Judith G. Kelly, Alex Kim, M.D., Carol Kindler, Michael & Deborah Klein, Genni Klein, Terry Koepke, Marlene & Donald Kottler, Jale Kutay, The Kwon Family Foundation, Nita Whitaker LaFontaine, Katherine L’Amour, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert A. Lampert, Mr. & Mrs. Jack D. Lantz, Joan & Chris Larkin, Dr. & Mrs. David Lask, Allen Law, Mattie & Michael Lawson, Eleanor & Nathan Leanse, Ron & Pat Lebel, Bob Leibowitz, M.D., Charlotte P. Levine, Pam, Amanda, Lianna & Eddie, Marla E. Levine*, Carrie & Mark Levinson & Emily, Lauren & Max, Lydia & Chuck Levy, Michael D. Lewis, Dr. Linda Li & Dr. William Fulcher*, Mae & Hugh Lichtig, Lisa Hinchliffe & Dave Link, Herbert Linville, Marilyn & Tom Lippiatt, Dennis & Holli Lipton, Philip LoGiudice, M.D., Mr. & Mrs. Mark S. Louchheim, Alan & Irene Lund, Michael S. Lurey & Laurie Hasencamp, Anita & Steve Layton, E&B Natural Resources, Roger & Julie Mairs, Daniel & Jeremy Burton, Ginny Mancini, Janice E. Mangerino, Jean Marcon, Dorrie & Paul Markovits, M. Michele Martin, Susan D. Martynec, Laura & Jim Maslon, Amy & Harold Masor, David & Elizabeth McFadzean*, Jerry & Tami McHarg, Lora McPhail & Mark Deischter, Gordon & Dale McWilliams, Robert L. Mendow, Marcy Milan, Neal S. Millard, Carolyn Miller, Steven Modglin, Joan I. Moe, Sue & Monty Mohrman, Mildred M. Moon, Louise Moriarty, Toni Hollander-Morse & Lon Morse, Wendy A. Moss, Richard Newcome, Marianne & Michael Newman, Marc I. Nishino, D.D.S., Bob & Renee Nunn, Dale & Ayako Okuno, Edward & Mary Rose Ortega, Tye Ouzounian & Karyn Wong, Christina Owen & Marvin Isaacson, Jennifer N. Owens & Jay T. Ornellas, John Paley, Thomas Payne, Helen Pekny, Ken Perry, Cynthia Ann Petty, Carol Phillips & Bob Shapiro, P. Joseph Piazza, Polinger-Cohen Foundation, Sheila Poncher, Patty & Mike Post*, Eleanor Pott, Shelley Powsner & Stephen Skrovan*, Cheryl & Joel Prell, Gamward C. Quan, Don Foster & Erin Quigley*, James H. Radin, Dr. Gary Ramelli, Lee Ramer, Rollin A. Ransom & Chris Lacroix, Dudley Rauch, Michael Reisz, James & Melanie Renfroe*, Dr. Marguerite Renner, Rona Cele Resnick, Mrs. Mark A. Resnik, Susan & Walter Reutimann, The Reynolds Family, Brian Reznick & Alison Prior, Mrs. Judy Richman, Ms. Woodie R. Rogers, Jaye Rogovin, Fred & Suzie Rose, Jennifer & Matthew Rowland, Phyllis Rubel, Joel, Kai & Piper Saken, June & Samuel Sale, John Salter, Harvey Saltz & Carmen Carrillo, Olga Samuel-Alderson, Nancy & Ted Sanborn, Francine E. Sanders, Gail Sandford & Beatrice Castillo, Linda & Jay Sandrich*, Stephen J. Sass & Steven Hochstadt, June Sanders Sattler, Marlene & Roger Schaffner, Jackie & Charles H. Schwartz, Joan & Arnold Seidel, Robert & Cathy Sevell, Scott Shagrin, The Sheldon Family, Linda M. Sherman, Howard & Stephanie Sherwood, Mrs. Mary Louise Shnier, Steven E. Shulem, Mike & Charlene Sievers, Dr. & Mrs. Vahe H. Simonian, Kurt & Keli Skarin, Deborah E. Small, M.D., Ellen Donaldson, Mr. & Mrs. Randy Snyder, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Sobelle, Kathleen Spearman, Melvin Spears, Bruce & Debra Spector, Jacque & Herb Spivak, Allen & Arleen Steiner, Mrs. Barbara Stern, Mr. James C. Stewart, Susan R. Stockel, Ellen & Steve Sugerman, Sullivan & Hargreaves Court Reporters, Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell Sussman, Robin & David Swartz, Dr. Allan & Roslyn Holt Swartz, Elayne & Thomas Techentin, Peter & Mary Tennyson, Cliff Teston & Todd Dickey, Sandra Tufts, Roberta Turkat, Michael Robertson & Scott Turner*, Ms. Andrea Valcourt, Tebby & Kathryn Wafer, Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Wallace, Bunny Wallach, Hope Landis Warner, Wendie Warwick & Ken Pierce, John & Charlene Wasilczyk, Seymour Waterman & Family , Dean E. Weichel, Norman & Barbara Weiler, Bonnie Weis*, Pat West, Carol S. Wharmby, Leilani Whitney, Willett Financial Services, Lori Williams & Stephen Schulte, Valerie & Nathaniel E. Williams, Denise & Andrew Winner, The Winnick Family Foundation, Richard Witter*, Ralph M. & Molly Wolveck, Marcie & Howard Zelikow

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Advocate Circle ($2,000) Anonymous (5), Davis Alexander, Merryl & David A. Alpert, Liz & Lou Altman, Mr. David Bailey & Mr. Ronald Shalowitz, Elizabeth Bawden, Mr. & Mrs. Steven B. Bergjans, Jamie & Joel Berman, Mr. & Mrs. John Bettfreund, Rochelle Wilson Blank & William Hellman, Marjorie Blatt, Mrs. Lois Bock, James & Lauren Briggs, Wendi Bromley*, Willie & Charlene Brownlee, The Burleigh Family, Dr. & Mrs. George Byrne, Laura Calderone, Thomas J. Carmichael, Jean & Ray Cassetta, Mrs. Joseph Cerrell, Mr. Harry B. Chandler, Tim Cherry, Eric Chien, Maria & Brenton Chinn, Don & Claudine DeFazio, Gerald & Sandra Dorfman, Emily & Fred Edelman, Louise & Charles Escoffery, Ellen Eubanks, Ronald & Sandra Fein, Roland & Joy Feuer, Dr. Robert Gasway & Mrs. Kristen Wong, Lesley & Kenneth Geiger, Dr. & Mrs. Arthur F. Gelb, The Gelfand Family, Jeanne K. Gerson, The Gold Family, Linda & Gary Goldfein, Neal Goldman & Kate Harrington, Myles & Barbara Goodson, Howard & Cambria Gordon, Rhonda & Stanley Green, Tom & Claudia Grzywacz, Arlyn Gundersen, Philip & Kyoko Handler, Janet Harootun, Don Herman, Dr. Karen Hill Scott, Jody L. Isenberg, Dr. Adel F. Jabour, Hal & Agnes Jackson, Ms. Stella M. Jeong, Roz & Jerry J. Joseph, Regina & Richard G. Kaplan, Albert & Marjorie Kelly, Paul & Sharon Kleiter, Gaylen Kobayashi, Sharon & Joel Krischer, Bob & Karen Kushell, Lena, Mark, Jodi & Emily Labowe, Howard & Lara L. Ladd, Anne & Michael Landsburg, Julie Lawrence, Ms. Grace Leonard, Julia & Anthony Lewinter, Linden Optometry, Doris Luster, Richard & Myra Mannheimer Family, Suzanne J. Marks, Mr. & Mrs. Dennis G. Martin, Sharon Matsumoto & Ron Rose, Daniel M. Mayeda & Susan I. Rosales, Bill Meyenberg & Doug Loewy, Lorraine & Craig Meyer, Rob & Leslie Nagby, Jack Needleman, Dr. Anthony Nesburn & The Nesburn Family, Isabel Friend Newman, Linda Nussbaum & Lawrence Ross, Mr. & Mrs. Mark M. Panatier, Thomas Patrick, Mary Phillips, Paulene Popek, Erwin “Sonny” & Jean Raffle, Tracy L. Ramont, Charles Reinhart, Tim Reynolds, M.D., Laurie & Stuart Rice, Tom & Gerry Rische, Lauren Ross, Rabbi & Mrs. Moshe Rothblum, Anna J. Rundle, Lee Anne & David Sanderson, Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Shulman, Ruth Silveira, Bruce & Nancy Silverman, Harlean & Joseph Silverman, David Snow, Nancy Horii, Diane & James Staes, Lynne Coakley-Steele, Tom & Kerstin Stempel, Maria Straith, Jayashree & Jeff Sung, Ellen Tam, Stephen Taylor, Sheila & Lawrence Teplin, Michelle Tesoro, Paulette Toumazos & Michael Lorenz, J. R. Vincent, Ms. Diane Levine & Mr. Robert Wass, Alan Wilson & Ina Coleman, Karen & Bill Wolett, Jill Wondries, Dr. Merilynn Yamada, Dr. & Mrs. Gary Yontef, Kenneth & Soyoung Yoon, Myrna & Stanley Zimmerman

Associate Circle ($1,000) Anonymous (24), Josefina Aaronson, M.D., Michael & Susan Abeles, Cynthia Abrams, Amy & Bob Abramson, Dr. Gladi Adams, Robert W. Adams, M.D., Andrew Aichlmayr, James & Marsha Alexander, George Cyrus Allen, Patricia K. Allen, Allysha Almada, Lynn K. Altman, Mrs. Nora Amrani & Mr. Israel Amrani, Paula & Douglas Anderson, Milt & Anne Andres, Dr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Anthony, Amy Aquino & Drew McCoy*, Paula & Don Arii, James Armitage, Art Works Hollywood, Inc.*, Rich & Annette Atwood, John & Mike August*, Maggie Austin Moir*, Audrey L. Bahr, Deborah G. Baine, David Baird, Carol Ann & D.C. Bakeman, Barry M. Baker, Shelly Baker, Corinne Baldassano*, Marcia E. Baldeschwieler, Dr. Stewart & Eileen Balikov, Chane & Sandi Balog, Jill Banks Barad, Lynn G. Barancik, Gregory & Melanie Barbee, John & Carol Barcal, Pat Barkley, Mrs. Jericho Poppler & Dr. Greg Bartlow, Stacey Batzer, Ginger G. Bauer, Chris & Rose Bauss, Marjorie Beale, Judy & Chuck Beck, John & Linda Belsito, Delores & Roger Berg, Susan & Adam Berger, Jeffrey & Susan Berman, Peter & Helen Bing, Leah M. Bishop & Gary M. Yale, In Memory of Sy & Maxine Gomberg, Michael & Patty Blakely, Louise Blanchard, Lily Bland, Cheryl Bledin, Bill and Jeanne Bliss, Rosanna Bogart, Richard & Patricia Bongeorno, Harriet Rossetto & Rabbi Mark Borovitz,

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Cohen, Dr. Melvin S. Cohen, Patricia T. Colby, Father Vince Connor, Gail Conway, James M. Cooke, Mary P. Coquillard, Ted Cordes & Bill Derby, Rosalie Corona, Earl & Christina Cory, Mark Coulombe, Seth Cover, Lois Cox, Michele Crahan, Elsie Cripe, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Crook Jr., Kathryn Crown, In Memory of Ada Gory, Mary & Don Curtin, Joan Danto, Steve & Linda Darling, Maurie Davidson, Louise & Jeffrey Davis, Margaret E. De Grazio, Ron de Salvo, William De Witt, Linda Vanwinkle Deacon & Erika Deacon, Kurt Delsack & Linda J. Levenson Delsack, Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey W. Descombes, Melisa DesJardien, M. Dessecker, Dr. Udaya & Sherin Devaskar, Sall G. Dewitt., Norma & Al Diaz, Dr. & Mrs. Donald E. Dickerson, Barbara Dischler, Laurie Dix & Moe Blumin, Kathleen & Sarah Doramus, Rabbi Elliot & Marlynn Dorff, Bob Doucette & Tom Slotten*, Susan B. Downey, Jessie J. Duffy, Mr. & Mrs. Gene B. Duncan, Mr. & Mrs. Fred M. Edwards Jr., Mrs. Marilee Eils, Donald & Diane Eisenberg, Jill & Bob Eisfelder, Rick & Becky Thyne, Ken & Kathi Ellis, Dr. Naomi & Mr. Jim Ellison, Stanley & Ferne Emas, Suzanne & Dr. Kenneth Epstein, Linda & Arthur Eskowitz, Victoria I. Evers, Jim Bright & Lucy Farber, Mr. Amnon & Dr. Myra Feffer, In Loving Memory of James A. Feiga, Justice & Mrs. Robert Feinerman, Stanley Feinstein, Conchata Ferrell, Mr. & Mrs. William Fimpler, Larry S. Fish, In Memory of Robert A. Fisher, Joan & Marty Flax, Mr. & Mrs. Manny Flekman, Ruth Fleming-Stephens, Martha Flores & Kate Roberts, Ms. F. Janet Fluent, Lynne & Michael Flynn, Ryan Flynn & David Hernandez*, Fordney Foundation for Dance Sport*, Judy & Radon Fortenberry, The Foster Family, Betty & Frank Fouce, Mr. & Mrs. Stan Fox, Ramona Franco & Suzanne Golbricht, Matthew Frank, Richard Frank, Patricia L. Frazier, Fran Fredella & Scott Rubin, Joanne Freed and Richard C. Mendelson, Marilyn Wallace & Sami Freedman, Fran & Jack Freeman, Seth Freeman & Julie Waxman*, Debra & Roger Friedland, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Friedman, Sharon & Mark E. Friedman, Susan R. Friedman, Mr. John Fukuoka, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Fusco, Diane Futterman, Dr. & Mrs. Humberto A. Galleno, Karen & Lindsay Gardner, Frederick & Leslie Gaylord, Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Gershon, Fariba Ghaffari, Bob & Esme Gibson, Laura Gibson*, Karen & Michael Gilbert, Drs. Asha & Pratap Saraf, Liz and Mike Giordano, Kelly Lynn Gitter, Traute & Gene Gleeson, Stephen Glick, Bruce & Madelyn Glickfeld, Gary Jackson & Linda Globerman, M.D., Bob Gold & Associates*, Donna & Lee B. Gold, M.D., Dr. Irene Goldenberg, Josh & Cathy Goldsmith, Barbara Gollin, Leonard W. Gomez, Ms. Dorothy Gonzalez, Leticia Gonzalez, Nan & Allan Goodman, The J.B. Berland Foundation, Tanya Goodman, Goodstein Wealth Management, LLC., Bill & Sue Gordon, David Goren*, Mr. & Mrs. Manuel Grace*, Marsha Grant, James & Margaret Gray, Dr. Stuart & Adrienne Green, Lory Greenbaum, Roberta Gregg, David & Diane Griffith, Patricia Griggs, Agnes Grohs, Dr. & Mrs. Leonard P. Haber, Dennis & Michelle Hackbarth, Michelle Haines, Scott Hall & Rhonda Church, Carol Halperin, Mary & Jim Hamlin, Daniel Hammond & Linda Bentley, Debra Harbort, Sara & John Harms, Margaret Harrington, Arlene S. Harris, Harris Family Foundation, Dr. Patricia Harrison, Gene Hawkins, Christine Shaner, Steve Heagstedt, David Heckel, Alan Heilpern, Steve & Leta Helfrich, Eric & Carol Helm, Scott & Flora Herman, Mara Hitner, Bunny Hogan, Joanne Holmes, Deborah & Robert Holmes, Tama & Greg Holve, David D. Horner, Dena & Michael Horowitz, Michael & Robin Howard, Mr. & Mrs. Gabriel Hrab, Dr. Harold G. Hubbard, Jane Hufnagel, Dorothy K. Hull, Marilyn Hykes, Marie Mazzone & David Israeli, Barry & Joanne Jacobs, Karen & Jake Jacobs, Tom Jacobson & Ramone Munoz*, Sarah James, Ms. Lee Ann Janek, Marion Jenks, In Memory of Wayne Jervis, Jr., Sarah E. Johns, Ann C. Johnson, Barbara Schnell & Gordon Johnson, Starr & Ralph Johnson, Robert & Marilyn Johnson, David & Carol Jones, Janet Jones, Marcia S. Jones, Arthur & Carolyn Kagan, Sandy & Stanley Kahan, Aris Kakkis, Richard Kaltenbrun, Mark Kaplan*, Laurence & Linda Kaufman, Cynthia & Jerry Kay, Saul & Rima Kay, Diane & Stephen Kay, Sandra Kaye, Claudia E. Kazachinsky & Richard A. Sherer, Mary & Paul Kearney, Patricia A. Keating, John & Karen Keller, Neel Keller & Molly Callender, Beverlee Bickmore & Jim Kelly, Louanne Kennedy, Jackie A. Kern, Morris & Debra Kessler, Linda & Rudy Kessman, Lisa & James Keston, Lynne Rosenberg, Sarah E. Kiefer*, Jules Kievits & Lorraine Bagdasarian, Danné MontagueKing, Ms. Marilyn L. Kizziah, Barry Klein, Dr. Phyllis H. Klein, Irene & Marvin H. Kleinberg, Stacy Kling, Mr. & Mrs. Roman M. Silberfeld, Jean D. Koehler, Jean Korf, Jenny & Michael Kostroff*, Bernelle Krause & Jao Robert Santos, Dr. Paul Krause & Nicola Dill, Fred & Sheri Kuppers, Carol & Richard Kurland, Owen & Sari Kustner, Benjamin Kwan, Mrs. Frumeh Labow, Holly R. Lake, Julianne LaMarche & Lonnie Burstein*, Earle & Sharon Lambert, Leah Landry, Kim Maria Lattimore, Marlee & Katharine Lauffer, Richard & Ruth Lavine Family Foundation, Dr. & Mrs. John F. Lawrence, Larry Layne & Sheelagh Boyd, Barbara & Tom Leanse, Christine Lee, Betty Fu & Don Lee, Constance Leonard, Cindy Leslie, Dinny & David Lesser, Chip Letzgus & Michael McDonald, Todd Levin*, Allyn & Jeffrey Levine, Patricia Levinson, Donna & Jebb Levy, Dr. & Mrs. Richard F. Levy, Richard Lewis, Paula & Barrett Litt, Mr. & Mrs. LoCasale, Dr. Dianne Long, Mrs. Jan Loomis, Sondra Murr Love, Kathleen & Raymond Lovell, Maoyeh Lu, Melba Macneil, Ms. Judith Mages, Dr. Mary Stephens & John Malone, Denise M. Mamishian, Isabel & M. Milo Mandel, Honorable Nora M. Manella, Dorothy Manning, Joseph Mannis, Sarah F. Manson, Darlene Manus, Brett J. Markel, Connie L. Martin, Rick & Rebecca Martinez, Ms. Jeanne Hoffa, Jacqueline Sanchez, Pauline & Roger Mayer*, Eleanor Portilla Maynard, Mrs. A. A. McCardle, Dennis J. McCarthy, Kathleen McCarthy Kosttan, Meg McComb, Cheryl McConaughey, David McDowell & Richard Bautzer, James A. Zapp & Elizabeth A. McGlynn, Jacqueline & Eric Winston, Mrs. Lucille H. Melcher, Arthur Melville, Ph.D. & Marsha Utain, M.S., Nancy & Joseph Mendoza, Charlotte A. Mennillo, Andrea & Katherine Mesi, Helen Michaels, Mr. & Mrs. Irwin M. Miller, Lynn Miller & Diane Elton, Ms. Lynn E. Miller, Tina J. Miller*, Joan C. Mills, Gleam by Melanie Mills, Julien Minard, Maureen Mitchell, Helene G. Mochedlover, Dr. Theodore & Mrs. Mary J. Mock, Orrick Law Firm*, Bev Moore, Francoise Schmutz & Antonio Morawski, Kristen Linden, Toni & Tom Morgan, Doug Morseburg & Kelley Brock, Dr. Paula C. Moseley, Alden & Jane Munson, Sharon Nagel, Dr. Diane C. Narhi MD, Gail Neiman, Donn Nelson, Ms. Jane Nobbs, Russell Noel, Mariann & Tom Nolan, Cindy & Ken Norian, Roberta Novick & Martin Gardner, Michelle Nuttall, Mr. & Mrs. Richard I. Mueller, Justin Okin*, Alan, Sandy, & Oliver Olick, Jill Olmstead, Zoli Aswad Osaze*, Henry & Cheryl Osowski, Bill & Linda Owen, Mr. James Owsley*, Anonymous, Sylvia & Robert Paris, Carolyn & Dan Kelly, Ms. Sandra J. Paskus, Nanette F. Pastor-Hanna, Mr. & Mrs. Martin B. Pearlman, Mary E. Peel, John Peetz, Sharon Pember, Ralph Pezoldt, Paul Geissler & Tamra Phipps, Janine Pierce, Frank & Arlene Pirolo, Elisabeth Pollon, Ruth Shamir Popkin, Jill Poppe, Patricia A. Powell, Mr. & Mrs. Albert Praw, James P. Bennett & Company, Suzanne & Harvey Prince, Charlie & Kristi Proctor, Robert A. Pugsley, Ms. Erin Quillen, Dr. Stephen C. Rabin, Sandra & John Radine, The Ramachandran Family, Karen Ramsdell, Doreen Ray, Walter & Maria Rebar, Patricia Robbins, Joan G. Robinson, Peter Robinson & Buffy Shutt, Murphy & Ed Romano, Bingo & Gino Roncelli, Dr. Janice Roper, Ms. Becky Rosales, Lisa Rosales, Richard Michael Ross, MD & Nattawat Uooppanan, Ron & Sharon Ryan, Mary & Robert Sabol, Alexandra & Edward Saborio, David A. & Karen Richards Sachs, Harvey & Peggy Saferstein, Maria Elena Salas, Rosa M. Salazar, Maryann & Michael Sanders, Lora A. Sandroni,

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Associate Circle ($1,000) (continued) David & Toni Sargent, Victoria & Orman Sartwell, Maxine Savitz, Alexander & Mariette Sawchuk, Tina Saxe, Larry & Carole Scherzer, Mia Schiavone, Kelly Schiffer, Pam Schmidt, Nancy & Steven Schneider, Rita & Larry Schneider, Vincent Schodolski & T. Elaine Carey, Mr. & Mrs. John Schulte, Glenn & Eva Schusterman*, Elizabeth Hradsky, John H. Scott, Suzie & Michael Scott, Mr. & Mrs. Logan J. Scroggy, Ruth A. Seigle, Harry & Maureen Selvin, Mark & Cindy Serrano, David & Linda Tashman, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Shadur, Drs. Richard Shapiro & Jacquelyn Green, Daniel Shattuck, Edwin L. Shaughnessy, Juanita Shaw, Toni L. Sherman, Doreen & Jack Shine, Kevin M. Shiramizu & Michael J. Kerkman, Mr. & Mrs. Del Shofner, Marlene Sirkin Siegel, Drs. Lance & Rochelle Sieger, Scott Sigman, Nancy Signer, John J. Silva, Debra J. SilveraSheehan, Linda Silverman & Ercil Brown, Karen & Gordon Silverstein, Ken & Marinette Simon, Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Simon, Kathleen A. Siu, Martin & Leah Sklar, Drs. Carl Brown & Laura Slaughter, Leslie Smith, In Memory of Giuliano Solari, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Soldate, Ruth & Harvey Solomon, Ricardo Sosapavon & Marcus Otto, Colonel & Mrs. S. M. Soukup, Martin & Patricia Spear, Michelle & David Spiegel, Mr. & Mrs. Vladimir Spolsky, Dr. & Mrs. Russell C. Spoto, Merrilee B. St. John, Mr. & Mrs. Errol Stambler, Carol Stein Sterling & James Sterling, In memory of Shirley Levine Fischer and in honor of Brindell Gottlieb., Nadine Stenovitch & Johnny Littlefield, Robert Stephenson, Barbara Ann Sterling, Gail Goldberg Stoter, Dr. Arthur H. Streeter, Deborah K. Streiber, Antoinette M. Strelich, William R. Stringer, The Sugimoto Family, Jack & Marlene Susser, The Music Center Symphonians, Ronald & Shelly Tamkin, Judith D. Tamkin, Dr. Steve Tannenbaum, Michael N. Taylor, Sharon Taylor, Erna Taylor-Stark & Larry Stark, Kathy Terry, Allison Thomas & Gary Ross, Jody Thomas, Martha T. Thompson, Michael F. Thompson, Laurens & Sandra Thurman, Karl S. Thurmond, William Tierney & Barry Weiss, Charles S. Tilghman, William & Susan Tinkley, Dr. Robert & Dinah Titcher, Russell Todd Agency*, Vernon T. Tolo, Dianne Tomita, Elizabeth Topkis, Sissie Torrance, Ms. Patricia R. Torres, Judith Toscano, Mr. & Mrs. Philip A. Tremonti, Christine P. Tucker, Gwendolyn Hamilton Tucker, Scott & Lauri Ujita, John Van Deusen, Mary F. Van Orsdol, George Vissio, Justin Wagner*, Margaret A. Wagner CPA, M. June Walden, Laurie & Ira Waldman, Andrew Kevin Walker & Julie Durk, Denise & Peter Walsh, Tina & Michael Gittelson, Maurice & Tamika Watkins, Elisa Wayne, Thomas & Kathryn Weber, Carol Webster & Chris Enterline, Rose & Ben Weinstein, Victoria Weisbart*, Winifred P. & William Weisinger, John & Alaine Weiss, Kathy Weisshaar, Dr. & Mrs. Steve Kahane, Robert Wemischner & Leslie Raffel, Wems Incorporated, Richard Wenk, Martin, Sara & Samantha Widzer, Susan & Joshua Wieder, Carol Woodbury*, Dr. Libby F. Wilson, Patty & Richard Wilson, Carolee Winstein & Kip Thorne, Exodus Recovery, Catherine Witherspoon & James MacArthur, Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Wolf, Deborah Ann Woll*, Mr. Titus D. Wong, Suzanne Wood & Jim MacDonald, Stephen E. Wright, Virginia Yeager, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Yoder-Edney, Liz & Len Zander, Gary & Carol Zimmerman, Anne & Alan Zuckerman, Abram & Dayle Zukor

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Planned Gifts

STORE Distinctive Artwork Contemporary Jewelry Architectural Pieces Great Music • Fine Books Cool Items for Kids LA Phil Gift Cards Gustavo Dudamel Merchandise

Center Theatre Group is grateful to these donors, whose irrecovable deferred estate gifts to CTG’s endowment ensure the organization’s financial wellbeing for generations to come. $1,000,000+ Richard & Julie Kagan Martin Massman Betty McMicken in honor of Jeanette Shammas Diane & Leon Morton Carol Vernon & Robert Turbin $500,000+ Mary Levin Cutler Virginia Hayes Ann & Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. Merle & Peter Mullin Magda & Frederick R. Waingrow $250,000+ Patricia Glaser & Sam Mudie Edward L. Rada Susan & William Weintraub

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$100,000+ W. Lee Bailey, M.D. Angela Bardowell Allan & Joan Burns Sandra Krause & William Fitzgerald Deborah M. Hyde Sarah & Andy Kane Dr. & Mrs. Jack Kavanaugh The Paul Kowal Charitable Foundation Darell L. Krasnoff Joyce & Kent Kresa Steven Llanusa & Glenn Miya, M.D. $50,000+ Pamela & Dennis Beck The Moira Byrne Foster Foundation Mr. Kim L. Hunter Sally & Frank Raab $25,000+ Charles Dillingham & Susan D. Clines

Endowment Gifts These gifts ensure a stable source of support for new work and CTG’s many initiatives to make theatre accessible to underserved audiences. $500,000+ Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Renee & Meyer Luskin John S. Surabian, Jr. and in memory of Faith and Sharon Ann Surabian $250,000+ The Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation $100,000+ Betsy & Harold Applebaum Judith & Thomas Beckmen The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation Kenneth Corday Center Theatre Group Affiliates Regina Fadiman Barbara & Peter Fodor Ava & Charles Fries Brindell & Milton Gottlieb

The Hearst Foundation, Inc. Vicki King Richard G. & Virginia L. Martin Louise Taper $50,000+ Maynard & Linda Brittan Ellen & Michael S. Korney Dorothy & Richard Sherwood $25,000+ Abbott Brown Linda Brown Greve Foundation Dr. Tom Hickey Diane & Leon Morton $10,000+ A and J Davidson Skipper Award Fund Levine Foundation Carolyn & Kit Lokey Betty & Sanford Sigoloff

Sponsors Center Theatre Group is grateful to these companies for their generous support.

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Center Theatre Group | Donor Recognition

Center Theatre Group Affiliates CTG-A has supported CTG since 1971. Through volunteering and fundraising, members introduce young people to the magic of live theatre. Its biennial gala, Angels’ Night, raises significant funds for CTG’s Education and Community Partnerships programs. PRESIDENT

Diane Neubauer EXECUTIVE BOARD Alice Desobry Bowens   Anne Bruner   Ruth Flinkman-Marandy Joanne Freed Ava O. Fries* Linda Goldman Beverly Haas Diane Kessler* Diane Lesser   Jerri Nagelberg MEMBERS Helen Abbott Gail Ann Andrews Arthe P. Anthony Shirley Rae Ashkenas Sandy Avchen Janet Barnet* Mimi Barry Sue Bass Judith Beckmen* Marjorie Ann Beradino Lanie Bernhard Lestrita Boardman Roanna Araneta Brown Elnora Guerrero Campos Wilma Glenn Chappelle Marlene Theresa Charbonnet Barbara Mansfield Cheyne* Beverly Cohn Mary Levin Cutler Jean Crawford Donald* Babe Eagle Ilene J. Eisenberg Gloria H. Ellwood* Lynda Wolfson Fadel Stephanie Fisher-White Carole A. Gillie Linda Goldfein Vicky Goodman Debra Gordon Brindell Roberts Gottlieb Joan Greiff Roberta Haft* Carol Halperin Christine Harte Stephanie Hibler Audrey Jessup Sondra Jolles Diane Papo Kaplan* Tobé Karns

Kim White Peterson* Harriett Chatters Rose Bonnie Sachs Maggy Simon Carole Solomon Marilyn Stambler* Donna Sussman* Janice Weiner Rosalind Zane*

Thea F. Koss Barbara Krasnoff Beau Lavine Rita Lee Annie Maria Lehrer Carol LeVeque-Uri Marilyn Levin Helen Gordon Lowy Elizabeth Lu Phyllis Massing Jacqueline Nach Deena Nahmias Gail Newman Sheila Poncher* Gina Posalski* Debra Rabinowitz Sharon Reisz Irene Ribner Lois Rosen Judy Rosenberg Gaile Gray Ryan June Sanders Sattler* Kelly Schiffer* Zrelda Sealey Marsanne J. Shapiro Robbie J. Solomon Marilyn Stark Carol Stein Judy Stone Betsy Straszheim Gloria Stroock-Stern Roslyn Holt Swartz Louise Taper Kathy L. Todd* Sue Tsao Elinor Turner Kim Ulrich Barbara Van Orden Donna Venick* Fern Wallace Janice Brock Wallace* * Past Presidents

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Corporate Circle The Corporate Circle comprises companies that support Center Theatre Group’s community and educational programs. Members receive VIP concierge service at theatres in Los Angeles, New York and London; complimentary and discounted tickets to CTG shows, business development opportunities and more. For more information, call Jamie Cataldo at 213.972.7536. (Donors listed as of March 20, 2014.) Sheri Biller, Founding Chair Corporate Circle Cabinet Jennifer Altfeld Landau, Chair

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Government Support Center Theatre Group appreciates the support of the following agencies. The City of Culver City Culver City Performing Arts Grant City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Los Angeles County Arts Commission National Endowment for the Arts U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Center Theatre Group wishes to acknowledge the California Arts Council’s many years of generous support.

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National Corporate Theatre Fund is a not-for-profit created to increase and strengthen support from the business community for this country’s most distinguished professional theatres, including Center Theatre Group. The following donors support these theatres through their contributions to NCTF:

These institutions support Center Theatre Group’s operations, arts education programs, new play production initiatives or specific projects. For more information, call our grants information line at 213.972.3090.

Chairman’s Circle ($250,000+) Ford Foundation* The James S. and Lynne P. Turley Ernst & Young Fund for Impact Creativity**

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The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation Employees Community Fund of Boeing California Sascha Brastoff Foundation The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation Brookside Fund Brotman Foundation of California Diana Buckhantz & Vladimir & Araxia Buckhantz Foundation The Carol and James Collins Foundation The Culver City Education Foundation James A. Doolittle Foundation Entertainment Industry Foundation Fineshriber Family Foundation Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Lawrence P. Frank Foundation The Friars Charitable Foundation The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation The Green Foundation Lear Family Foundation The Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation MetLife Foundation National Alliance for Musical Theatre The Kenneth T. & Eileen L. Norris Foundation The Perkins Charitable Foundation Rosenthal Family Foundation Sony Pictures Entertainment Dwight Stuart Youth Fund The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Theatre Communications Group The Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, a field of interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation Center Theatre Group is a participant in the A-ha! Program: Think It, Do It, funded by the MetLife Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the professional not-for-profit American Theatre.

†Includes in-kind support

Impact Creativity is an urgent call to action to save theatre education programs in 19 of our largest cities. Impact Creativity brings together theatres, arts education experts and individuals to help over 500,000 children and youth, most of them disadvantaged, succeed through the arts by sustaining the theatre arts education programs threatened by today’s fiscal climate. For more information on how “theatre education changes lives,” please visit ImpactCreativity.org.

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PAUL ROBESON’S LARGER-THANLIFE STORY

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Back by popular demand, David Sedaris returns to Royce Hall for another winning evening at the podium featuring anecdotes, works-in-progress and readings from recent and popular books.

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DANIEL BEATY Directed by

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Estelle Parsons in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s production of August: Osage County. photo by joan marcus.

You enrolled her in the Bath Salt of the Month club last Mother’s Day. The weight-loss video from two years ago probably hurt her feelings. And the bagel slicer from the year before still sits in the box. Unless she’s Mama Rose from Gypsy, it’s time to honor your mother with the perfect gift for a theatre lover like her.

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Consider giving to Center Theatre Group in her name. You’ll be supporting the best theatre Los Angeles has to offer, new play development programs for emerging artists, and award-winning education programs for youth. Plus you’ll give your mother behind-the-scenes access to the work on our stages, including: • Up Close Dialogues with artists. • Invitations to tech or dress rehearsals when available. • Backstage and costume shop tours. • Opportunities to purchase or exchange tickets for great seats at designated performances. Don’t wait! Annual giving levels will increase on July 1. For more information about giving options and donor benefits, call Maria Paredes at 213.972.7327, or email her at mparedes@CenterTheatreGroup.org.

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THE MUSIC CENTER 2013-2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS

MEMBERS AT LARGE

Lisa Specht

Wallis Annenberg Colleen Bell Louise Henry Bryson Fung Der Craig A. Ellis David Gindler Brindell Gottlieb Joyce Hameetman Dennis Haysbert Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. Amb. Glen A. Holden Richard B. Jones Carolbeth Korn Amb. Lester B. Korn Nigel Lythgoe Martin Massman Patrick S. McCabe Bowen “Buzz” H. McCoy Elizabeth Michelson Neal S. Millard Darrell D. Miller Cindy Miscikowski

BOARD CHAIR

Robert J. Abernethy Michael J. Pagano VICE CHAIRS

Stephen D. Rountree PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Karen Kay Platt SECRETARY

Thomas R. Weinberger TREASURER

Lisa Whitney ASSISTANT TREASURER AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

DIRECTORS EMERITI Shelby Notkin Diane Paul Kurt C. Peterson Max Ramberg Joseph Rice Richard K. Roeder Thomas L. Safran Carla Sands Joni J. Smith Catharine Soros Marc I. Stern Cynthia A. Telles Franklin E. Ulf Walter F. Ulloa Catalina Joos Vergara Timothy S. Wahl Susan M. Wegleitner Alyce Williamson Rosalind W. Wyman Stephen G. Contopulos GENERAL COUNSEL

Peter K. Barker Judith Beckmen Eli Broad Ronald W. Burkle Lloyd E. Cotsen John B. Emerson* Lois Erburu Richard M. Ferry Bernard A. Greenberg Joanne D. Hale Stuart M. Ketchum Kent Kresa Robert F. Maguire, III Ginny Mancini Edward J. McAniff Walter M. Mirisch Fredric M. Roberts Claire L. Rothman James A. Thomas Andrea L. Van de Kamp* Paul M. Watson *­CHAIR EMERITUS

SUPPORT THE MUSIC CENTER

CONTACT THE MUSIC CENTER

The Music Center Annual Fund supports world-class dance programming, nationally recognized arts education programs and participatory arts programs that inspire people of all ages and create opportunities for expression. It is only through unrestricted annual support that our innovative programs continue to grow.

General Information Theatre Rentals Filming Patina Restaurant Group/Catered Events Audio Description/Project D.A.T.E. (Direct Audience Theatre Experience) Lost and Found

For more information, please call (213) 972-4349.

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44th ANNUAL BLUE RIBBON

CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL: CELEBRATING THE MAGIC AND IMPACT OF THE ARTS

Each Spring, The Music Center comes to life with the sounds of joyful laughter and excitement as 18,000 fifth grade students enjoy a special performance on the stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and then take to the stage—or in this case, The Music Center Plaza—where they become the stars. Thanks to The Blue Ribbon of The Music Center, more than 800,000 students have had the opportunity to share in this magical experience, known as The Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival. One of California’s longestcontinuing free arts education programs, the Festival is now in its 44th year, thanks to the dedication of The Blue Ribbon, an independent charitable group of outstanding women leaders in the Los Angeles community. Founded by Dorothy Chandler in 1968, The Blue Ribbon is committed to giving students access to the best of the performing arts from a young age. Students participating in this year's Blue Ribbon Children's Festival (held April 9-11) experienced a performance by the Paul Taylor Company. The company’s choreographer, Paul Taylor, is one of America’s greatest living pioneers of modern dance. After the performance, the students joined with their peers from all over Los Angeles County on The Music

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Center Plaza in a dance inspired by Paul Taylor’s work and choreographed just for them. Against the backdrop of an increasing number of studies that show the arts transform the lives of young people, the Festival opens the eyes of fifth graders to the wonders of the performing arts. For many students who have never visited The Music Center, or seen a live performance in a theater, the opportunity to experience the arts firsthand has real and lasting impact. Thanks to a gift from Blue Ribbon member Maxine Dunitz, each student who attends the Festival receives A Journey Through The Music Center, a keepsake book about The Music Center’s history and the many aspects of live performances. This year, as The Music Center readies to celebrate its 50th anniversary, The Blue Ribbon pays particular tribute to the countless devoted fifth grade teachers who make it possible for students to experience The Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival. Their enthusiasm for the arts expands the horizons of students. The Blue Ribbon hopes these students and their teachers will be inspired to return again and again to enjoy the many artistic resources at The Music Center.

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COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

Through the support of the Board of Supervisors, the County of Los Angeles plays an invaluable role in the successful operation of The Music Center. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS

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Gloria Molina

Zev Yaroslavsky

Michael D. Antonovich

FIRST DISTRICT

THIRD DISTRICT

FIFTH DISTRICT

Mark Ridley-Thomas

Don Knabe

William T Fujioka

SECOND DISTRICT

FOURTH DISTRICT, CHAIRMAN

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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At The Music Center May 2014

Sumayya Ali, David Hughey and the cast of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Photo by Michael J. Lutch

Plácido Domingo in Thaïs. Photo by Tato Baeza.

THURSDAY, MAY 1

MONDAY, MAY 5

Porgy and Bess 8:00 PM Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre Runs through June 1

TUESDAY, MAY 6

The Tallest Tree in the Forest 8:00 PM Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum Runs through May 25

THURSDAY, MAY 8

Javier Téllez: Games are forbidden in the labyrinth 12:00 REDCAT / 6:00 PM Gallery at REDCAT Runs through June 1

AX BRAHMS PROJECT: Ax & Dudamel 8:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall Runs through May 3

FRIDAY, MAY 2

25th Annual High School Choir Festival 1:00 PM LA Master Chorale / Walt Disney Concert Hall

SATURDAY, MAY 3

REDCAT International Children's Film Festival 3:00 PM REDCAT / Roy and Edna Disney / CALARTS Theatre Runs through May 11

SUNDAY, MAY 4

Organ Recital: Paul Jacobs 7:30 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall

Juan Manuel Echavarría: Coping with Violence, Defying Oblivion (Film Screening) 8:30 PM REDCAT / Roy and Edna Disney / CALARTS Theatre Green Umbrella: Vision in Music 8:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall Dudamel & Lang Lang 8:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall Runs through May 11

FRIDAY, MAY 9

The Next Dance Company 8:30 PM REDCAT / Roy and Edna Disney / CALARTS Theatre Runs through May 10

THURSDAY, MAY 15

Sibelius with Dudamel & Joshua Bell 8:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall Runs through May 16

SATURDAY, MAY 17

Saturday Mornings at The Opera: Mozart Opera Tales 10:00 AM LA Opera / Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall of the Dorthy Chandler Pavillion

For more information, visit musiccenter.org or call (213) 972-7211.

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Wylie & The Wild West. Photo by Ross Hecox.

World City: Daughters of the Purple Sage and Wylie & The Wild West 11:00 AM The Music Center / & 12:30 PM W.M. Keck Amplitheatre Thaïs 7:30PM

LA Opera / Dorthy Chandler Pavillion Runs through June 7

SUNDAY, MAY 18

A Streetcar Named Desire 5:00 PM LA Opera / Dorthy Chandler Pavillion Runs through May 24

THURSDAY, MAY 22

Dmitri Hvorostovsky 7:30 PM LA Opera / Dorthy Chandler Pavillion

FRIDAY, MAY 23

MOZART / DA PONTE TRILOGY: Dudamel Conducts Così 7:30 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall Runs through May 31 Ravel with Dudamel & Grimaud 8:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall Runs through June 1

SATURDAY, MAY 31

Studio: Spring 2014 8:30 PM REDCAT / Roy and Edna Disney / CALARTS Theatre Runs through June 1

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