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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECEMBER 2013

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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

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty. Ahmanson Theatre Nov 21, 2013–Dec 1, 2013 The cast of Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty. photo by simon annand.

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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 Nancy de Brier Cástulo de la Rocha Vin Di Bona Dante Di Loreto Frances Flanagan Barbara Fodor 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 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

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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

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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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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES Diana Krall

February 22 | Paddy Moloney THE CHIEFTAINS and special guests April 4 | Diana Krall May 9 | Lily Tomlin

Chita Rivera

MARQUEE December 7 | Brian Stokes Mitchell: Simply Broadway January 25 | Chita Rivera: A Legendary Celebration

BROADWAY Murray Perahia

January 18 | Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zuckerman, violin February 19 | Bahia Orchestra Project with Chucho Valdés, piano February 20 | Bahia Orchestra Project: Samba Spectacular February 27 | Murray Perahia, piano

CLASSICAL

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

February 1 | Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Play and Play: an evening of movement and music February 13 | Moscow Festival Ballet: Giselle February 14 | Moscow Festival Ballet: Chopiniana & Romeo and Juliet

DANCE February 7 | Béla Fleck and Brooklyn Rider

Béla Fleck and Brooklyn Rider

February 23 | Guitar Passions featuring Sharon Isbin, Stanley Jordan, and Romero Lubambo

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Center Theatre Group

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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.

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. 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.

l to r: Frank Caeti and Ron West in The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens!. photo by craig schwartz.

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 | Donor Events

An Affair to Remember AT THE MILTON September 20, 2013

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rindell Roberts Gottlieb, one of Center Theatre Group’s most generous donors, hosted a fabulous “starry” night at her home, The Milton. This evening was a thankyou to significant individual donors to CTG whose support is recognized through the Artistic Director’s Circle and the Artists & Educators Forum, as well as to major corporate and foundation funders. Gottlieb transformed her home into the streets of New York for the featured performers, Joe Iconis and Family. Iconis is an up-and-coming Broadway lyricist and composer, and thanks to Gottlieb’s generous support, CTG presented the world premiere of his latest musical, The Black Suits, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre last month. The evening also generated more than $800,000 in major giving to CTG over the next five years.

Gottlieb transformed her home into the streets of New York for the featured performers, Joe Iconis and Family. clockwise, from top: Guest of honor Joe Iconis performs pieces from his new musical, The Black Suits • l to r: Felicity Huffman, hostess Brindell Roberts Gottlieb and William H. Macy • l to r: Sue Tsao, left, with Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt • l to r: Eva & Marc Stern, Artistic Director’s Circle members.

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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 October 31, 2013)

Emerald Circle Kirk & Anne Douglas Brindell Roberts Gottlieb Laura & James Rosenwald & Orinocco Foundation Eva & Marc Stern Ruby Circle Jeanette Shammas Sapphire Circle Anonymous Debra & Norris Bishton Louise & Brad Edgerton Lloyd E. Rigler – Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation Diamond Circle 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. June & Gareth Hughes Eileen & Ken Kaplan Alice Mathias Donna McKenna Dale S. & Shideh Miller Olivia & Anthony Neece Timothy A. Regler Maggy & Jack Simon Judie Stein and Stein Family Foundation Sue Tsao Sheila & Wally Weisman Misty Widelitz

Artists & Educators Forum 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, please call Erin Schlabach at 213.972.3069. (Donors listed as of October 31, 2013)

from top: Board President Bill Ahmanson, left, his wife, Karla, and Chairman of the Board Martin Massman • Hostess Brindell Roberts Gottlieb and Carl Reiner • Sharon Lawrence and Brindell Roberts Gottlieb • Joe Iconis, left, with Tim Regler, who helped produce the event • Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and Brindell Roberts Gottlieb.

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

Renee & Meyer Luskin 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.

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DONOR SPOTLIGHT

Center Theatre Group | Corporate Circle

Meet Corporate Circle’s New Chair

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enter Theatre Group’s arts education programs have a big-time advocate in Jennifer Landau, a litigation partner for Sidley Austin LLP specializing Corporate Circle Chair in complex, civil Jennifer Altfeld Landau. litigation and class action defense. When this CTG Board member isn’t in the courtroom, she’s courtside with her husband, Rodger — the managing partner of Landau, Gottfried & Berger LLP — watching their kids play sports. As the Corporate Circle’s chair, she works behind the scenes to form new partnerships for CTG, and will lead its 44 members toward raising nearly $500,000 this year for youth arts exploration and emerging playwrights.

Your favorite CTG experience? A magical moment sharing War Horse and CTG’s Young Audiences Program with my children. What CTG education program do you wish you could have experienced as a young adult? The August Wilson Program. The opportunity to stand on the Taper stage and speak the words of one of the country’s best playwrights — simply phenomenal. What’s your must-see show this season? Harmony. Because who doesn’t love Barry Manilow? What is your idea of the perfect play? Anything that consists of rich dialogue, that makes me think, and that taps into the human condition. And if I’m moved to tears, all the better. What show would you love to see at CTG? Wit at the Mark Taper Forum.

War Horse. photo by brinkhoff/mögenburg.

Landau Makes the Case for Arts Education What playwright would you trust to write your life story? Who would you cast as yourself? Wendy Wasserstein would have been perfect because she understood the dynamic of Jewish households. And I would cast Idina Menzel because her voice is extraordinary.  What character from a play is most in need of legal advice? Sweeney Todd.   Why does Sidley Austin support theatre in Los Angeles? Theatre is a critical part of the culture of Los Angeles. I’ve loved theatre since I was a child, and I am proud that Sidley supports my involvement with CTG. With approximately 1,700 lawyers in 19 offices worldwide, Sidley Austin LLP has built a reputation as a premier legal adviser for global businesses and financial institutions. For the third consecutive year, Sidley received the most first-tier national rankings of any U.S. law firm in the 2013 U.S. News — Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” survey. ®

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CTG DYO

DESIGN YOUR OWN WINNING SEASON

Your Way.

Season Tickets. CenterTheatreGroup.org/GoLive 213.972.4444 photo credits (on this page) The cast of the Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher, photo by o&m co. (facing page) top to bottom, left to right: Brian Dennehy. The cast of the Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher, photo by o&m co. Larry Joe Campbell, Frank Caeti and Dan Castellaneta in The Second City’s A Christmas Carol Twist Your Dickens!, photo by craig schwartz. Barry McGovern in the Gate Theatre production of I’ll Go On, photo by amelia stein. Christopher Plummer in A Word or Two, photo by david hou. Original photograph of Daniel Beaty. photo by nathan yungerberg. The cast of the Original Broadway production of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, photo by michael j. lutch. David Suchet and Brian Bedford in The Last Confession, photo by john haynes. Michael Urie in Buyer & Cellar, photo by sandra coudert. The cast of We Will Rock You.

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VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE DURANG MARTIN MARK TAPER FORUM

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JOE ORTON

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Miranda Wright Receives 2014 Sherwood Award photo by ryan miller/capture imaging.

SHERWOOD AWARD

Center Theatre Group | Education & Community Partnerships

Honoring Innovation M

eet Miranda Wright, a Los Angeles-based theatre producer and this year’s Sherwood Award winner. As executive director of Los Angeles Performance Practice, a producing organization and artists’ network comprised of independent artists and companies, Wright has contributed to groundbreaking theatre through new approaches to collaboration, technology and social engagement.

Production values “I’ve been ‘producing’ since I was a small child,” Wright says. “I would gather the neighborhood kids together to watch Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre on VHS and then organize everyone into roles for replicated performances on the community lawn.” With the support of the Sherwood Award, Wright looks forward to projects that embrace this same collaborative spirit. “My favorite part of what I do is actually talking with artists about their ideas, and helping them think through ways to bring those ideas into reality,” she says. “The artists I work with never stop surprising me.”

Fusing genres, uniting audiences One of Wright’s proudest career moments was producing Deborah Asiimwe’s Cooking Oil with director Emily Mendelsohn. The piece explored women’s access to education in Africa, aid distribution, and the role of the arts in social change, all while challenging the traditional

boundaries between performer and audience. Throughout the play, everyone present sat in a circle while food was prepared onstage. After the final scene, the food was passed from performer to audience. The piece began in 2010 in the playwright’s native Uganda and appeared at L.A.’s ATX / Art + Innovation in June — a journey emblematic of the values that permeate Wright’s work: building relationships between artists across national borders, pushing aesthetic boundaries and encouraging audiences to discuss timely issues. Throughout 2014, Center Theatre Group will learn more about Wright’s creative vision, introduce her to other artists and support her work with a $10,000 award. She hopes that by fusing art, theatre, film and music, her projects will unite audiences and create new experiences for all. Originally created in 1996 as an annual fund to support innovative, adventurous theatre artists, the Sherwood Award was established in memory of Richard E. Sherwood, president and chairman of Center Theatre Group’s Board of Directors from 1980-1993. The award is endowed by the Sherwood family and honors his passionate commitment to theatre. For more about Wright’s work, visit TheGrid. CenterTheatreGroup.org and search “Sherwood Award winner.” To learn more about this program, visit CenterTheatreGroup.org/Sherwood.

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“Absolutely beautiful... One big poetic event. So inspiring, I think I may have found some new ideas for the next Avatar.” — Robert Stromberg, Oscar-winning production designer for Avatar

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A Shen Yun performance features 100 world class performers, over 400 sets of exquisite hand-made costumes, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops – creating a spectacular performance beyond imagination. Shen Yun cannot be seen in China today, where traditional culture has been nearly lost. Yet the nonprofit Shen Yun has become an international phenomenon, bringing the wonders of 5,000 years of civilization to millions across the globe. Experience divine culture! Experience Shen Yun!

“I probably have reviewed over 3,000-4,000 shows, none can compare to what I saw tonight. Five Stars! ‘Mind-blowing’!”

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BACKSTAGE TOUR

Center Theatre Group | Donor Benefits

Theatrical Pond Hopping Bringing the Boys to LA

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hen The Sunshine Boys’ production stage manager, Barclay Stiff, escorted donors on a backstage tour, the challenges of moving a production from London’s 700-seat Savoy Theatre to the big house of the Ahmanson Theatre became readily apparent.

A 3-hour tour (and then some) The set took a 3-week boat ride from London to Los Angeles. Just before it set sail for the U.S., the designers reassembled all the pieces one last time to make sure everything was there. After breaking it down again, they carefully packed it for shipment.

Push it under the rug The set uses all the props and stage pieces from the London production except the rugs and lamps. Those items were withheld due to customs regulations. Fortunately, this all happened weeks before the government shutdown, or else the set may never have made the voyage to the New World.

Contributions from theatre-lovers like you enable the organization to delight, educate and inspire diverse audiences through the power of theatre. In appreciation of their support, CTG brings its donors closer to the magic onstage through events like this. To learn more, contact Maria Paredes at 213.972.7327, or email mparedes@CenterTheatreGroup.org. clockwise, from top: CTG donors look closely at the props for The Sunshine Boys • Danny DeVito. photo by johan persson • Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch. photos by michael birt and joan marcus.

Put a plug in it London set designers excitedly re-created 1972 Americana for their production. However, when the set was reconstructed in L.A. a few of the finer aspects of American culture were lost in translation. One of the most obvious errors: The London designers created electrical outlets that looked like the kind in England. To learn more about the backstage tour, visit TheGrid.CenterTheatreGroup.org and search “Sunshine Boys tour.”

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Second City, Re-Loaded

The Return of a ‘Twisted’ Christmas Carol

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enter Theatre Group is pleased to present The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens! at the Kirk Douglas Theatre for the Director, Marc Warzecha photo by craig schwartz second year in a row. According to Director Marc Warzecha, audiences can expect more of the unexpected this time around. What makes this show different from other Second City performances? Improvisers usually create their own material. This process was more like traditional theatre — we use a script written by people who aren’t in the show, although there is improvisation within the show.

What can we look forward to this time around? A few new scenes as well as more improvisation have been added, based on the reactions from audiences last year.

clockwise, from top: Richard Simmons, center, with the cast of The Second City’s A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens! • l to r: Dan Castellaneta, director Marc Warzecha and Larry Joe Campbell in rehearsal for last year’s production. • Ron West. photos by craig schwartz.

into the action — made the show much more adult. There were some shocking admissions that created some really great moments.

What challenges did you face when creating this show? Staging this was a challenge as moving set pieces and keeping track of props and costumes are not as common in the improv/ sketch comedy world, where these things are often pantomimed.

What was your favorite moment last year? Richard Simmons did one of the celebrity cameos last year. That portion of the show was supposed to be scripted, but Richard got out of his seat, got the audience out of their seats and then just took over. It was tremendous.

What surprised you about performing at the KDT? The show is relatively clean — probably PG-13. However, the audience participation element — in which audience members wrote “the worst thing they ever did” on a piece of paper in the lobby before the show, and then the actors incorporated it

“Twisted” memories like Richard Simmons’ cameo would not be possible without the support of Center Theatre Group’s nearly 6,000 donors. This holiday season, CTG wishes to thank them for their important role in the art on our stages.

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heatre pieces find their way to Center Theatre Group in many different ways. With Rodrigo Garcia’s You Should Have Stayed Home, Morons, that path began in Bogotá, Colombia, when Associate Artistic Director Neel Keller and Director of New Play Production/Associate Producer Diane Rodriguez attended El Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro in 2010. Director Manuel Orjuela’s site-specific staging of You Should Have Stayed Home, Morons and his unique aesthetic immediately caught Keller and Rodriguez’s attention. The piece, performed in Spanish and then titled ¡Haberos quedado en casa, capullos!, took them to various locations around Bogotá: in front of an apartment entrance, on the streets, in a bar and into Orjuela’s apartment. When she returned to Los Angeles, Rodriguez approached New York-based Andrea Thome to translate Garcia’s text into English with the goal of bringing this immersive piece to local audiences. This new version took audiences to four sites in downtown Los Angeles and raised important questions about parenthood, education, and individual social responsibility. This project was presented as part of Radar L.A., an international festival of contemporary theater presented by REDCAT and CalArts in association with Center Theatre Group. You Should Have Stayed Home, Morons was made possible by funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, an organization that supports higher education, information technology, art history and conservation, performing arts, and conservation and the environment. To learn more, visit Mellon.org

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Tribes

by Nina Raine Directed by David Cromer February 27 – April 14, 2013 SECOND SEASON PRODUCTION

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Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Directed by Phylicia Rashad April 24 – June 9, 2013

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A Parallelogram

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The Steward of Christendom

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by Sebastian Barry Directed by Steven Robman November 26, 2013 – January 5, 2014

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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 leaders for their significant annual gifts and for their belief in the transformative power of theatre. $500,000 and above

Brindell Roberts Gottlieb $250,000 and above

The Dream Fund at UCLA Donor Advised Fund Center Theatre Group Affiliates Kirk & Anne Douglas The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation $150,000 and above

Eva & Marc Stern Wells Fargo Foundation Jeanette Shammas The Blue Ribbon Los Angeles County Arts Commission Laura & James Rosenwald & Orinocco Foundation The Shubert Foundation, Inc. Bank of America $100,000 and above

Anonymous Lloyd E. Rigler – Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation Ann & Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. JPMorgan Chase & Co. $75,000 and above

Elisabeth Katte Harris Trust Louise & Brad Edgerton The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation William Randolph Hearst Foundation Debra & Norris Bishton

This list includes gifts made to Center Theatre Group between September 6, 2012, and November 6, 2013.

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Presents

by

Sebastian Barry

with Carmela Corbett Mary-Pat Green Kalen Harriman James Lancaster Grant Palmer Dylan Saunders Daniel Weinstein Abby Wilde and

Brian Dennehy

set design Kevin Depinet

costume design Leah Piehl

projection design Jason H. Thompson dramaturg Joy Meads

lighting design Robert Wierzel

wig & hair design Carol F. Doran

producing associate Lindsay Allbaugh

sound design Cricket S. Meyers

casting Mark B. Simon, csa production stage manager David S. Franklin

directed by

Steven Robman First produced at the Royal Court Upstairs on March 30, 1995, by Out of Joint and the Royal Court Theatre. Subsequently produced at the Royal Court Downstairs on September 7, 1995, by Out of Joint and the Royal Court Theatre. First produced in America at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, on January 19,1997, by Out of Joint. The Steward of Christendom is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

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CAST (in order of appearance) Thomas Dunne...................................................................................Brian Dennehy Smith............................................................................................... James Lancaster Mrs. O’Dea......................................................................................Mary-Pat Green Recruit/Matt..................................................................................... Dylan Saunders Willie Dunne............................................................ Grant Palmer/Daniel Weinstein Annie Dunne........................................................................................... Abby Wilde Maud Dunne....................................................................................Kalen Harriman Dolly Dunne.................................................................................... Carmela Corbett UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance. Understudy for Thomas Dunne — Adrian Sparks Understudy for Smith — Martin Kildare Understudy for Mrs. O’Dea — Melanie Jones Understudy for Recruit/Matt — Mark Christine Understudy for Annie/Maud/Dolly — Erin Anderson

STAGE MANAGER Michelle Blair TIME/PLACE The play is set in the county mental home in Baltinglass, County Wicklow, Ireland, in about 1932, with echoes of times past. There will be one 15-minute intermission.

Please turn off all electronic devices such as cellular phones, PDAs, beepers and watch alarms. The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, with or without flash, is strictly prohibited.

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Notes from the Playwright

Dunne family photo courtesy of Sebastian Barry.

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he Steward of Christendom is part of a series of plays looking for the lost, hidden or seldom mentioned people in one Irish family. In a way, the approach to my greatgrandfather, Thomas Dunne, was the most worrying, because he was, according to whispered family history, the last Catholic head of the Dublin Metropolitan Police before its change in regime in 1922. In the folklore of Dublin working-class life and Trades Union history, he hardly holds an enviable place. He was the man with responsibility for Dublin Castle, the very heart of British rule in Ireland. Yet he was a countryman, whose father was the steward of an old estate in Wicklow. His tastes were simple. He was a big strong person in his heyday. It was only when I began to think of him as an old man, and placed him alone in the county home in Baltinglass, boggy in the head and thinner and unpredictable enough to have his grandchildren kept away from him, that I was able to overcome a certain fear of his life and reach the man himself. I’ve had to recreate him from hints and largely imagine him. He is never going to be a comfortable ancestor. But he could not be denied his place among the plays for all that. –Sebastian Barry, 1995

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The World of Thomas Dunne by Amy Woodson-Boulton

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Michael Collins: Irish

republican, statesman and military strategist who helped lead Irish forces to victory against Britain and then led the Free State Army in the Irish Civil War. Collins participated in the Easter Rising of 1916 and was a leader of the Dáil Éireann, the new Irish legislature that revolutionaries established in 1919. As head of the Irish Republican Army during the Anglo-Irish War, Collins helped lead the Army to victory and became a hero to nationalists. Collins helped negotiate the Anglo-Irish Treaty that ended that war and became a minister in the Provisional Government of the new Irish Free State: the outgoing British administration handed over Dublin Castle to him in 1922. However, a faction of nationalists led by Collins’ former comrade de Valera never accepted the treaty and rose in armed rebellion against the new state. Collins went on to lead the Free State Army during the Irish Civil War and was assassinated on August 22, 1922. Many grieved at the loss of Collins as a leader who might have helped to stabilize the new government, to heal the fractured republican movement, and to eventually reunite with Northern Ireland.

he Steward of Christendom begins in 1932, in the wake of decades of radical change in Ireland. The Irish Free State was finally established in 1922, after centuries of struggle against British rule and the Protestant aristocracy that had ruled over the Catholic majority since the 16th century. However, independence came with a high cost, achieved only through war with Britain and a bitter civil war between Irish nationalists themselves. Most Catholics celebrated national independence, but for Irish loyalists it was a time of profound dislocation and loss. The character Thomas Dunne, Chief Superintendent of the Dublin police force and a Catholic loyal to the British crown, was responsible for maintaining the established order in a time of revolution. Here are some of the people, places and events that marked his life.

Dublin Castle. photo by artur bogacki. @rognar.

Dublin Castle: Symbol of British rule in Ireland for over 700 years. First built by an English king in 1204, it developed into a complex containing the offices and living quarters for the British Crown’s government in Ireland, including the Dublin Metropolitan Police. Irish nationalists derisively referred to Catholics who worked there as “Castle Catholics.” The character Thomas Dunne, as a police superintendent, was given living quarters in the Castle for himself and his family.

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Ireland in the First World War, 1914-1918: Britain delayed giving Ireland its own government and called on the Irish to volunteer to serve on the Western Front. Just after Britain agreed to the goal of limited independence for Ireland, the Empire was plunged into the Great War. Over two hundred thousand Irishmen would ultimately freely enlist and serve during the war, fighting alongside the British soldiers known as “Tommies.” Among nationalists, enlistment was bitterly controversial; some chose to enlist and were condemned by others for taking up arms for the Empire. Easter Rising, 1916: Short-lived Irish Republican Brotherhood uprising that fanned the flames of nationalism. In the hopes of inspiring a national rebellion through a grand action — or even martyrdom — about 1,200 armed Irish nationalists seized control of Dublin’s General Post Office and other sites in Dublin and proclaimed the Irish Republic. Fighting lasted for five days, April 24-29, 1916. Initial reaction to the Rising was generally unsupportive, but after government forces summarily executed 15 leaders, public outrage created support for the participants’ cause. Key organizers, including Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera, survived and became important leaders in the wars to come. Anglo-Irish War, 1919-1921: War for Irish independence between the Irish Republican Army and British forces. After the First World War ended and Britain still delayed granting independence to Ireland, nationalists decided to take matters into their own hands. In 1919, the nationalist political party Sinn Fein established an independent government with its own legislature (the Dáil Éireann), its own elected president (Eamon de Valera) and its own military force (the Irish Republican Army or IRA). The IRA began a guerilla war against Crown police forces; in response, the British government bolstered those forces by recruiting WWI veterans, who became known as the “Black and Tans.” Soldiers fresh from the brutality of the trenches, the Black and Tans gained a reputation for ruthlessness, which furthered public support for the IRA. The war ended with the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which created the independent Irish Free State but was deeply controversial among nationalists because of continued close relations between Ireland, Britain, and the British Empire. The Irish Civil War, 1922-1923: War between Irish nationalists over the Anglo-Irish Treaty. Although most of the Irish population as a whole supported the Anglo-Irish Treaty, a majority of the IRA rejected it and joined ranks to oppose the new Irish state, igniting a civil war. Like the Anglo-Irish War, this was a guerilla war, but this time it was between families, former comrades and close friends. The streets of Dublin became, briefly, a battlefield, and the conflict left around one thousand people dead,

James Larkin: In 1913,

fiery labor union leader James Larkin organized a general strike in Dublin that led to a fatal confrontation between workers and the Dublin Metropolitan Police. Larkin was an inspired orator, famous for his use of the line, “The great appear great because we are on our knees: Let us rise.” When Larkin’s speeches inspired a wave of unionization, business leaders responded with a “lock out,” barring all union members from employment. In response, Larkin and the union called out other workers to join a general strike, inspiring 20,000 workers to leave their jobs. On August 31, 1913, at a workers’ rally on Sackville (now O’Connell) Street, the Dublin Metropolitan Police Force charged the crowd, killing two men. In the play, Thomas Dunne ordered the attack, fearing for the city if the crowds got out of control.

James Larkin. © rté stills library.

Robert Emmett: Early rebel and martyr for Irish independence. After the creation of the United Kingdom of Britain and Ireland in 1801, numerous Irish movements arose seeking to gain independence from Britain and to break the power of the Protestant elite. Emmett was one of many such failed militants; he planned to take Dublin Castle in 1803, but when his plot was discovered he fled to the Wicklow Mountains, and he was later executed. His final speech became a rallying cry for Irish nationalists: “When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then and not till then, let my epitaph be written.”

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including Michael Collins, ambushed by his former followers and soldiers in County Cork. After a period of chaos and bloodshed, the pro-treaty Irish Free State defeated the IRA. Eamon de Valera: Irish republican, statesman, President of the first independent Irish legislature and leader in postindependence Ireland. De Valera commanded troops during the Easter Rising of 1916, for which he was sentenced to death, but he was reprieved in part because he was born in the United States. After the Dáil Éireann elected de Valera as its first President, he came into conflict with his close friend and ally Michael Collins, who directed the Irish Republican Army’s guerilla war against the British while de Valera left to raise funds in America and to try (unsuccessfully) to obtain official U.S. recognition for their new nationalist government. This breech was exacerbated when de Valera sent Collins to negotiate the treaty ending the AngloIrish War, making Collins the target of the inevitable controversy that followed. Collins and de Valera finally broke over the treaty, with de Valera leading the anti-treaty side of the Irish Civil War. Although de Valera’s side lost the Civil War, in the years after the conflict, de Valera went on to lead the Irish Free State: he would have been Prime Minister in 1932, the time of the play.

Humewood Castle. photo courtesy of national inventory of architectural heritage.

Humewood Castle: A large country estate in Kiltegan, County Wicklow, property of the Hume family since the 15th century. In the play, Thomas Dunne’s father is steward of the estate. From at least the 17th century onward, the Protestant landowning class, often “absentees” who spent most of their time and money in more fashionable places like Dublin or London, relied on “stewards,” estate managers, often native Catholic Irish. These men became the face of their landlords, responsible for collecting rents and negotiating with tenants. When those duties included raising rents and carrying out evictions, tenants could see the stewards as enemies and collaborators. ○

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Who’s Who CARMELLA CORBETT (Dolly Dunne). Regional: Eurydice, Smokefall (South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa). Juilliard: Hay Fever, All’s Well That Ends Well, Top Girls, Mine by Laura Marks, The Seagull, Blue Window, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Once In A Lifetime. TV: Open Carry. Originally from London, Carmela has performed with the National Youth Theatre and National Youth Music Theatre of Great Britain, most notably at her majesty the Queen’s private 80th birthday celebration. Carmela has been a narrator for audible books on tape since 2011. Graduate of Juilliard, class of 2012. BRIAN DENNEHY (Thomas Dunne). Broadway: Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Tony win), Death of a Salesman (Tony win), Translations and Desire Under The Elms. OffBroadway: Hughie, Krapp’s Last Tape, The Iceman Cometh, The Cherry Orchard, Trumbo, The Exonerated, Says I, Says He, All’s Well That Ends Well and Waiting for Godot. Film: Semi-Tough, Foul Play, 10, First Blood, Cocoon, F/X, Presumed Innocent, Tommy Boy, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, Gorky Park, Never Cry Wolf, Finders Keepers, Silverado, Twice in a Lifetime, Best Seller, The Belly of an Architect, 10th & Wolf and Righteous Kill. TV: The Burden of Proof, Murder in the Heartland, To Catch a Killer, Killing in a Small Town, Shadow of a Doubt, Indefensible, Our Fathers and The Big C: Hereafter. MARY-PAT GREEN (Mrs. O’Dea). Broadway: Sweeney Todd (original cast) and Candide (1975 revival).

Off-Broadway: Nunsense and Marcy in the Galaxy (Transport Group). National Tours: Godspell. Regional: Showboat and Annie 2 (Kennedy Center), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Deathtrap (Fulton Theatre), Juno and the Paycock (B Street Theatre), Hannah Free (Victory Gardens), Putting it Together (San Francisco Playhouse) and Annie (KC Starlight). Los Angeles: Fallen Angels (Pasadena Playhouse), Chess (Ovation nomination), First Lady Suite and The Cradle Will Rock (Blank Theatre Company). Film: Yes Man, The Break-Up, In Her Shoes, xXx. TV: American Horror Story: Asylum, The Mentalist, Castle, The Middle, Cold Case, Saving Grace, The West Wing, My Name is Earl, Any Day Now and Six Feet Under. KALEN HARRIMAN (Maud Dunne). Regional: The Liar (Writers Theatre), As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice and Love’s Labor’s Lost, among others (Riverside Theatre in the Park), Much Ado About Nothing, among others (Montana Shakespeare in the Parks), Born Yesterday and Tartuffe (Milwaukee Repertory Theater). Television: Chicago Fire. JAMES LANCASTER (Smith). Los Angeles: Hapgood (Center Theatre Group); The Weir, The Caretaker, Dancing at Lughnasa (South Coast Rep); Noises Off (La Mirada). San Diego: A Nightingale Sang (Old Globe Theatre).

Chicago: Rat in the Skull (Wisdom Bridge), Galileo, A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre). New York: Twelfth Night (NYSF, Delacorte Theater in Central Park), The Hostage (Irish Arts Center). Connecticut: Fighting Chance, (Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven). Film: Titanic, Pirates of the Caribbean II, The Prestige, Spanglish, Lost Souls and Gettysburg. TV: CSI N.Y., King of Queens, Numb3rs, Judging Amy and Even Stevens. GRANT PALMER (Willie Dunne). Grant is thrilled to be making his Mark Taper Forum debut. Other L.A.: Winthrop in The Music Man (Candlelight Pavillion Theater). Film: Waldo in The Little Rascals Save The Day (Universal Studios, 2014). Grant would like to thank his family, Bonnie, Jody and Philip at Clear Talent Group and his manager, Myrna Lieberman, for all their help and support. DYLAN SAUNDERS (Recruit/Matt). Center Theatre Group debut. Regional: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, New Leaf Theatre, Stage 773, American Conservatory Theatre, The Ten Chimneys. International: National Theatre’s Connections Festival (U.K.), Festival Apostrof (Prague, Czech Republic). Television: Chicago Fire (NBC). Founding company member of the new media viral sensation StarKid Productions (155 million YouTube views). As a vocalist, Mr. Saunders has contributed to several Billboard and iTunes-charting album collaborations, and his debut solo PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE P 9

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studio venture, Confluence, is due for release in early 2014. Proud University of Michigan graduate. Eternal thanks to Melissa, Mark, Pat, the entire CESD family, Stewart, and Sha. For his teachers, and especially for mom. DANIEL WEINSTEIN (Willie Dunne). Los Angeles: Beauty and the Beast, Oklahoma!, The Sound of Music (O’Ryan Company Players, Good Shepherd Catholic School); Young People’s Chorus I and II under the direction of Misha Shtangrud (Colburn School of Performing Arts). ABBY WILDE (Annie Dunne). Abby is thrilled to be making her Center Theatre Group debut! Los Angeles: The Seagull (Nina), Peace in Our Time (Doris, Ovation winner, Best Production) and The Thin Man (Foley) with the Antaeus Company; Twelfth Night (Viola) and Romeo and Juliet (Juliet) with the La Cañada Flintridge Shakespeare Festival; Richard III (Richard) with Pipeline Players; Shakespeare’s King Phycus (Juliet) with the Flynnsmen at Antaeus and the Hollywood Fringe Festival (Top of Fringe and Best Comedy nominee). Regional: Ten Chimneys (Uta Hagen) with Artists Repertory Theatre. Television: Zoey 101, iCarly, Sam & Cat. Abby is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine and a proud member of SAG-AFTRA, Actors’ Equity Association and the Antaeus Company. Thanks to CTG and Mom and Dad!

ERIN ANDERSON (Understudy Annie/ Dolly/Maud Dunne). Los Angeles: We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia… (Matrix Theatre, west coast premiere, Ovation Award nominee - Best Ensemble), Ken Roht’s Same-O: 99 Cent Only Show (Bootleg Theater), A Bright Room Called Day and Translations (Coeurage Theatre Company), Bury the Dead and Cymbeline the Puppet King (Actors’ Gang), Marat/Sade (Blue House Theatre), Good Thing directed by Robert Castro. New York: Teatro de Facto’s Fires Are Confusing (New York Stage & Film, Powerhouse Theatre – original workshop). Regional: Sight Unseen (South Coast Repertory), Haroun & the Sea of Stories (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Film: Days Together (Best Actress, 2011 Gotham Screen International Film Festival-NYC). TV: Justified, CSI, Southland, Criminal Minds and the upcoming original series Kittens in a Cage. MARK CHRISTINE (Understudy Recruit/Matt). CTG debut. OffBroadway: About Face (37 Arts). Regional: Romeo & Juliet (Denver Center), Going Live! (Guthrie), Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), Red (Aspen Fringe), Altar Boyz, Gruesome Playground Injuries, The Who’s Tommy and The Glass Menagerie. Film: The New Year, Fortitude and The List. TV: The Band. Training: BFA, University of Michigan; MFA, UC San Diego/La Jolla Playhouse. MELANIE JONES (Understudy Mrs. O’Dea). Regional: King Lear, A Flea in

Her Ear, Fifth of July, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Crimes of the Heart, Vanities, among others (Trinity Rep company member, 10 seasons); Molly Sweeney, The Sisters Rosensweig, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, City of Angels (Weston Playhouse). L.A.: The Little Flower of East Orange, Love Sick (Elephant Theatre Company company member); Crane, Mississippi (Page 93); Hay Fever, Tooth and Nail, School for Scandal, Deathtrap (Little Fish Theatre - Artistic Director 2008–2010); The Belle of Amherst, Scary Stories (11 seasons), Fool for Love (Inevitable Productions). Film: original RoboCop. Studied with Kim Stanley and is co-producing a documentary about her theneedsofkimstanley.com; graduate of Brown University and member of the Actors Studio. MARTIN KILDARE (Understudy Smith). Broadway: The Lion King, A Raisin in the Sun, Timon of Athens, The Government Inspector, The Herbal Bed. Off-Broadway: Pride’s Crossing (Lincoln Center), Candida (The Pearl), Labor Day (Manhattan Theatre Club). National Tour: Mamma Mia!. Other New York: Honor and the River, Three More Sleepless Nights. Regional: Over 20 companies including South Coast Repertory, American Conservatory Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Portland Center Stage, The Folger Theater, Indiana Repertory, Missouri Repertory, and California, Alabama and Utah Shakespeare Festivals. Other Credits: international fellowships at Shakespeare’s Globe, London and Théâtre des Amandiers,

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Paris. Television: Hit The Floor, Enlightened, Big Love, Desperate Housewives, Without A Trace, Law & Order, Las Vegas, Numb3rs, CSI: New York, Ed, Beverly Hills 90210, Journeyman, Law & Order: SVU, Deadline and others. ADRIAN SPARKS (Understudy Thomas Dunne). 40+ years of U.S. regional theatre credits include Inherit the Wind, Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, Death of a Salesman, Madness of King George III, The Tempest (San Diego Old Globe); The Tavern, A Christmas Carol (Guthrie Theater); Much Ado… (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.); That Championship Season, Hamlet, The Seagull, Equus (Seattle Repertory); The Seafarer (CEA & Acclaim Best Actor Awards - Ensemble Theater Cincinnati); Macbeth, Miser, The Cherry Orchard (Cincinnati Playhouse-in-the-Park); Hedda Gabler (Baltimore Center Stage). National/International Tour: Oneman play Papa – starring as Ernest Hemingway (Ovation Best Actor nomination.) A veteran of more than 75 film and television productions, Mr. Sparks returns to Cuba and Hemingway’s home this January to finish principle photography for the feature film Papa, directed by Bob Yari. SEBASTIAN BARRY (Playwright). Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955. His plays include The Steward of Christendom (1995), Our Lady of Sligo (1998) and The Pride of Parnell

Street (2007). Among his theatre awards are the Christopher EwartBiggs Memorial Prize, the Ireland/ America Literary Prize and the London Critics’ Circle Award. His novels include A Long Long Way (2005), which was short listed for the Man Booker Prize, The Secret Scripture (2008), which won The Costa Book of the Year Award, The James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and was also shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and an L.A. Times Book Award. He is the recipient of honorary doctorates from the University of East Anglia and the University of Galway. STEVEN ROBMAN (Director). Off-Broadway: Uncommon Women and Others, Isn’t It Romantic, Kaufman At Large, Says I, Says He (Phoenix Theatre); Sea Marks (Manhattan Theatre Club); The Minister’s Black Veil, Santa Anita ’42 (Playwrights Horizons). Regional Theatres: The Gin Game (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Hoagy, Bix and Wolfgang Beethoven Bunkhouse, Babbitt, Made in America (Mark Taper Forum), Moonlight and Magnolias, High Holidays (Goodman Theatre), Alphabetical Order, The Rose Tattoo, The Bathers, Martin Night (Long Wharf Theatre), Right of Way, Bonjour, La, Bonjour (Guthrie Theater), Rat in the Skull (Wisdom Bridge Theatre), Born Yesterday (Baltimore Center Stage), Bosoms and Neglect, Union Boys (Yale Repertory Theatre), The Desert Dwellers (Arena Stage), The Snake Can (Odyssey Theatre), Above the Fold (Pasadena Playhouse—2014). Television Series: Law & Order, Northern Exposure, L.A. Law, Party of Five, (Co-Executive Producer)

Thirtysomething, The O.C., Boston Public, Gilmore Girls, American Dreams, Dawson’s Creek, Melrose Place, Lonestar, Medium, Ghost Whisperer, Strong Medicine, Shark, Against the Wall, The Guardian. Television Films: Picking Up and Dropping Off, Hello Sister, Goodbye Life, The Sons of Mistletoe, The Audrey Hepburn Story. KEVIN DEPINET (Set Design) has designed for Steppenwolf, The Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, The National Theatre of Great Britain, McCarter Theatre Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in The Park, Glimmerglass Opera, Denver Theatre Center, The Court Theatre, The Arden Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory, Writers Theatre, The Drury Lane, Indiana Repertory, American Players Theatre, Repertory Theatre of Saint Louis and Illinois Shakespeare. He also designed scenery for Michael Mann’s film, Public Enemies (Universal Studios). He was the associate designer for the original August: Osage County. He is an adjunct professor of design at DePaul University. He studied at Ball State University and the Yale School of Drama. LEAH PIEHL (Costume Design). Recent: A Christmas Carol: Twist Your Dickens! (Kirk Douglas Theatre); The Most Deserving (Denver Center Theatre); The Motherf**ker with the Hat and The Light in the Piazza (South Coast Repertory). L.A.: Intimate Apparel (LADCC Award – Best Costume design, NAACP nomination) and The Heiress (Ovation nomination, Pasadena Playhouse); The Dinosaur Within, Futura, Tartuffe and The Pain and the Itch (Theatre @ Boston Court); The PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE P 11

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Doctor’s Dilemma and The Eccentricities of a Nightingale (A Noise Within); Satyr Atlas (The Getty Villa); bobrauschenbergamerica and Tree ([Inside] the Ford); Love Water (Open Fist Theatre). New York: Bull Spears (La Tea Theater), Someone in Florida Loves Me (Paradise Factory). Regional: Paradise Lost (Intiman Theatre), The Borrowers, Robin Hood and The Motherf**ker with the Hat, The Light in the Piazza (South Coast Repertory). Film: All Stars (director Lance Kinsey),The Men’s Room, director Jane Pickett; Buzzkill, (The Second City Presents), director Steven Kampmann; The Macabre World of Lavender Williams, director Nick Delgado. Television: Mullercizeit!, pilot (Tom Lennon and Ben Garant). Commercials: Ford, Nissan, KFC, Tostitos, Chevy, Prius. ROBERT WIERZEL (Lighting Design) made his CTG debut with Enigma Variations and returned for The School For Scandal; Moliere Comedies: The School for Husbands & The Imaginary Cuckold and Romeo and Juliet. Broadway: Fela! (Tony Award nomination; productions at the National Theatre, London, International and American tours), David Copperfield’s Dreams and Nightmares. Off-Broadway: The Public Theater, The Signature, The Roundabout, Playwrights Horizons. Regional: Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, A.C.T. San Francisco, Berkeley Rep, Center Stage, Chicago Shakespeare, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf, Goodman Theatre, The Guthrie, The Old Globe. Opera: Paris Opera Garnier, New York City Opera, Glimmerglass, Seattle, Boston Lyric, Minnesota, San Francisco and Chicago Lyric. Dance: over 27 years with choreographer Bill T. Jones (Bessie Awards). MFA Yale School of Drama. Adjunct faculty at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Yale School of Drama.

CRICKET S. MYERS (Sound Design). Broadway: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Drama Desk Award, Tony nomination). Off-Broadway: Marvelous Wonderettes. Mark Taper Forum: Joe Turner, Vigil, Burn This, The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Ovation nomination), The Subject Was Roses. Kirk Douglas Theatre: Twist Your Dickens! (Ovation nomination) The Wake, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Ovation nomination), The Little Dog Laughed (Ovation nomination). Regional: Sideways, The Nightingale (La Jolla Playhouse), Book Club Play (Arena Stage), In the Wake (Berkeley Rep), Play Dead, Wrecks, Some Girl(s), Emergency (Ovation, NAACP nomination; Geffen), 4000 Miles, The Fantasticks, Elemeno Pea (South Coast Rep), Crowns, Orson’s Shadow (Pasadena Playhouse), Marvelous Wonderettes (Laguna Playhouse). Cricket has earned 16 Ovation nominations, as well as winning an LADCC and a Garland Award. www. cricketmyers.com. JASON H. THOMPSON (Projection Design). Center Theatre Group: This Beautiful City, Venice (Ovation Award), Palomino. Broadway: Baby It’s You!. New York: Venice (Public Theater), Remember Me (Parsons Dance), This Beautiful City (Vineyard), Anthem (Borishnikov). Recent: Crescent City Opera, Invisible Cities (The Industry, L.A.), The Marriage of Figaro (L.A. Phil), Snapshots (Goodspeed), Fast Company (South Coast Rep), Citizen Twain (KDT and Pasadena Playhouse), Tales from Hollywood (Guthrie), Cage Songbooks (Carnegie Hall, New World Symphony), David Arkenstone’s Symphonic Adventure, Heart of Darkness (Actors’ Gang),

The Great Immensity (KC Rep., TED), The Mountaintop, Distracted and Wheelhouse (TheatreWorks), Re:Union (Vancouver, Jessie Nomination), Bad Apples (Circle X). Jason has also designed video for Stars on Ice for the last seven years. www.jasonhthompsondesign.com. CAROL F. DORAN (Wig & Hair Design). CTG: Over 40 productions including Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, A Raisin in the Sun, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Parade, Pippin. Other L.A.: Mask, Sister Act, Stormy Weather (Pasadena Playhouse); several shows at The Geffen and Deaf West Theatres. Broadway: Big River, King Hedley II, Seven Guitars. National Tours: Big River. Regional: KA, Believe, Viva Elvis, Kooza, Iris, Zumanity (Cirque du Soleil); The Asolo Theatre, South Coast Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse, The Goodman Theatre, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, A.C.T. and Ford’s Theatre. Internationally: England and South Africa. Film: Over 80 feature films including The Dark Knight Rises, Thor, Eagle Eye, Borat, For Your Consideration, Spider-Man 3, The Alamo, Bad Santa and Adaptation. Television: One Tree Hill, Grey’s Anatomy, House, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Six Feet Under and others. Carol owns the wig company, Wigged Out, and sits on the Board of Directors of Deaf West Theatre. MARK B. SIMON, CSA (Casting). CTG: The Black Suits, The Royale (Artios nomination), Neva (Kirk Douglas Theatre); The Sunshine Boys, The Scottsboro Boys, End of the Rainbow, Backbeat (Ahmanson Theatre); A Parallelogram, Los Otros (Mark Taper Forum). Prior to joining the CTG casting department, Mark worked as a New York-based independent casting director for clients including Hal Prince, Jason Robert Brown, Graciela Daniele,

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Susan Stroman, Patricia Birch, Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch, Nick Hytner, Alfred Uhry, Carol Burnett, Jeremy Sams, New York City Opera and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular on projects including 13, Parade, The Last Five Years, Show Boat, Candide, 3hree, Hollywood Arms, Bounce, LoveMusik, Paradise Found, Sweeney Todd, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, Sweet Smell of Success and Ragtime. Treasurer of the Board, Casting Society of America. JOY MEADS (Dramaturg). Dramaturgy Credits at CTG: Waiting for Godot, Radiate, The Royale, A Parallelogram and The Steward of Christendom. Joy is the Literary Associate and Artistic Engagement Strategist at CTG. Previously, Joy spent four cold but rewarding years at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where she was Literary Manager. Prior to Steppenwolf, Joy served as California Shakespeare Theater’s Associate Artistic Director and director of the theatre’s New Works/New Communities program. Joy has also worked with Portland Center Stage, the O’Neill, South Coast Rep, Chicago Dramatists, The Playwrights’ Center, Native Voices at the Autry, NYTW, and Campo Santo + Intersection for the Arts. DAVID S. FRANKLIN (Production Stage Manager). Center Theatre Group Highlights: An Enemy of the People, Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème, Art , Romance, The Cherry Orchard, Curtains, Nightingale, The History Boys, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Two Unrelated Plays by David Mamet, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Parade, The Subject Was Roses, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The Lieutenant of

Inishmore, Randy Newman’s Harps and Angels, God of Carnage, Vigil, Waiting for Godot, Los Otros, Red, Seminar, Tribes, A Parallelogram and Humor Abuse. Other Los Angeles: Los Angeles Theatre Center in its heyday from 1985-1990, Pasadena Playhouse and Geffen Playhouse. Regional: Seattle Rep, Intiman Theatre. New York: Public Theater. Tours: Europe - Quotations from a Ruined City, Law of Remains (with Reza Abdoh’s Dar a Luz company). MICHELLE BLAIR (Stage Manager). For CTG: The Sunshine Boys, A Parallelogram, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Backbeat, Krapp’s Last Tape, Red, Los Otros, Clybourne Park, Vigil, Poor Behavior, Burn This, Leap of Faith, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Parade, Lydia, The School of Night, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Distracted, Nightingale, Without Walls, Lewis and Clark Reach the Euphrates, all wear bowlers (also at the Barbican Theatre, Berkeley Rep., La Jolla Playhouse and Studio Theatre), Flight, Nothing But The Truth, Stones in His Pockets, Topdog/ Underdog and “QED” at Lincoln Center Theater. Other favorites include The Pee-wee Herman Show at Club Nokia, A Long Bridge Over Deep Waters with Cornerstone Theater Company and Amnesia Curiosa with Rainpan 43. Mom to five-year-old Liam and one-year-old Imogen. MICHAEL RITCHIE (Artistic Director) is in his eighth season as Center Theatre Group’s Artistic Director, and has led over 130 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 33 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 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 PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE P 13

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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 23rd 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, Audience Development Director. She oversees mainstage productions at the Taper and Douglas, as well as new play commissions and developmental productions through CTG’s New Play Production. Nausica has taught at

USC’s School of Dramatic Arts, and advises and works with local not-forprofits including Daukayev Ballet Theatre and Hollywood Orchard. BA, Cornell University, MFA, Yale School of Drama, and proud certificate holder from the Outward Bound program at Dartmouth College – “To serve, to strive and not to yield.” LINDSAY ALLBAUGH (Producing Associate) is a member of Center Theatre Group’s artistic staff and has served in varying capacities for the past nine years. Lindsay also serves as the artistic coordinator for CTG’s Sherwood Award, which supports emerging Los Angeles artists. In addition to her work at CTG, Lindsay is the co-artistic director at the Elephant Theatre Company in Hollywood. Producing credits include the upcoming production of different words for the same thing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, and most recently 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).

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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Additional staff for The Steward of Christendom Assistant Director.................................Tanya Goldberg Assistant Costume Designer .............. Kathryn Poppen Assistant Lighting Designer ...................Heather Graff Prop Artisan .................................................. Zach Istrin Dialect Coach.............................................. Carla Meyer Fight Consultant ........................................ Edgar Landa Voice Coach ..................................... Mikhail Shtangrud Injury Prevention ...................................... Karen Moran Production Assistant................................ Rebekah York Studio Teacher ........................................ Dan McGinnis

CREDITS Scenery constructed by F&D Scene Changes, Ltd. Costumes provided by the Center Theatre Group Costume Shop and additonal staff: Cutter/Draper Vivienne Friedman; First Hands - Iris Marshall, Lydia Harmon; Stitchers - Ophelia Brown, Allison Dillard, Agnes Ingram, Leonardo Lopez; Crafts/Dyer/Painter Kitty Youngs; Intern - Domitille Angoulvant. Additional lighting equipment by PRG. Additional projection equipment by Future Lighting. Rehearsal and production photography by Craig Schwartz.

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The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers of the United States. This Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

The following employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Machine Operators, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada, AFL-CIO,

CLC: Stage Crew Locals 33; Local Treasurers and Ticket Sellers Local 857; Wardrobe Crew Local 768; Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Local 706.

The Press Agents, Company and House Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers.

The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

Center Theatre Group is a member of the American Arts Alliance, the Broadway League, Independent Producers’ Network (IPN), LA Stage Alliance, League of Resident Theatres (LORT), National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) and the Theatre Communications Group (TCG).

above: l-r: Grant Palmer, Carmela Corbett, James Lancaster, Brian Dennehy, Mary-Pat Green, Abby Wilde, Dylan Saunders, Kalen Harriman and Daniel Weinstein • Kalen Harriman and Brian Dennehy • Carmela Corbett, Abby Wilde and Dylan Saunders • Mary-Pat Green • James Lancaster • photos by craig schwartZ.

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C E N T E R T H E A T R E G R O U P L.A.’s Theatre Company

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 MALCOLM K. DARRELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Play Production Associate JOY MEADS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Literary Associate and Artistic Engagement Strategist MARK B. SIMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Director ANDY CROCKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Associate STEVEN PIESZCHALSKI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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, THEATRE MOVEMENT BAZAAR, 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 ASHLEY LAMPSON OPSTAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Program Associate VICTOR VAZQUEZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Program Associate BRANDON TURNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Temporary Program Associate KELLY CHRIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communications 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 . . . . . On leave - Assistant General Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre, NPP) ELLE AGHABALA . . . . . . . . . . . Interim Assistant General Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre, NPP) ALANA BEIDELMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Assistant to Managing Director PATRICK BELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Management Associate 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 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 and Make-up Supervisor (Mark Taper Forum) LINDA WALKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager (Mark Taper Forum) 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 MADELINE 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) 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) FINANCE, INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND HUMAN RESOURCES MICHAEL F. THOMPSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief Financial Officer MELODY MATTOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Controller JANIS BOWBEER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Controller LIZ LYDIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Accounts Payable Coordinator 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tessitura Administrator JARED WATANABE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Information Systems Analyst

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Donor Contributions JEAN KLING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Institutional Support LIZ LIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Corporate Relations and Communications CHARITY WU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Individual Giving BECKY BIRDSONG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Major Gifts Officer JAMIE CATALDO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Relations Manager MANDI OR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Events Manager ERIC BROWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 MARIA PAREDES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Relations Associate for The Guild COURTNEY ROBERTSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Institutional Giving Associate ERIC SEPPALA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Assistant to the Development Director ERIN SCHLABACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Major Gifts Coordinator JESSICA THORSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Relations Coordinator AL BERMAN, ELIZABETH DELLORUSSO, GINA EAST, LILI HERRERA, TONY LEWELLEN, HOLLY RAMOS, NICOLE SCIPIONE, LENA THOMAS, 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 JIM ROYCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Marketing, Communications and Sales 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 Communications Coordinator NISHITA DOSHI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Art Director IRENE KANESHIRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Design Manager HARUKA HAYAKAWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graphic Designer TERESA ENGLISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graphic Designer 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 TOM BURMESTER, TREVOR ALGATT, KEVIN MAPP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Event 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, RUSTY COLLINS, MAGGIE DODD, NIC DRESSEL, MARC “BYRON” DROTMAN, SAMANTHA ELSE, LOU GEORGE, KATE HALL, JERRY JOHNSTON, LISA KESSLER, SHEP KOSTER, MATT PELFREY, KEN SALLEY, KRISTEN SCHRASS, BOBBI LYNNE SCOTT, ANDREW SEVERYN, MICHAEL SMITH, QUINN SULLIVAN, DIANE WARD, JIM WATERMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Representatives INTERNS DOMITILLE ANGOULVANT, SAVANNAH BARKER, CARLY BARNHILL, CATHERINE CAMPBELL, MADDIE DIAL, SYNNOVE ERIKSEN, CLINTON FOLEY, JENNIFER HARRELL, KEVIN HERALD, GERMAIN HERNANDEZ, TOBY JACOBROWN, JADE JOHNSON, TIFFANY MOON, RACHEL KAUDER NALEBUFF, MIRIAM NEIGUS, ARMANDO PINA, KIRSTIE SELLS, MIMI SILVEYRA, SARA WAUGH

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Center Theatre Group | DouglasPlus

From the Page to the Stage DouglasPlus Celebrates Solo Artists

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or the past three years, members of Center Theatre Group’s Inner Circle have ventured to the Ojai Playwrights Conference to see new works in their early stages of development. With DouglasPlus, donors had a chance to see how two of these works — St. Jude and Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam — evolved over time.

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enter Theatre Group is Los Angeles’ preeminent nonprofit 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 eight seasons alone, a total of 133 productions has been selected for presentation, including 33 world premieres. Fifteen productions have subsequently been produced in New York. 

“Luis Alfaro’s St. Jude was the highlight of the 2012 Ojai Playwrights Conference. It was a work in progress, the first part of Alfaro’s memoir of growing up Hispanic in California and dealing with his father’s life-threatening illness. To have seen the full version at its opening night — with its wonderful mix of love, respect, honor and humor — was a special thrill. Watching an exceptional artist like Alfaro take his work from page to workshop to stage is what makes the adventure of theatre so exciting.” – Miles Benickes, Artists & Educators Forum Co-Chair

To learn how you can get closer to the creative process through giving to CTG, contact Donald Jolly at 213.972.3149.

A History of Excellence

toP to bottom: Luis Alfaro in St. Jude. Trieu Tran in Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam. Roger Guenveur Smith in Rodney King.

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. We are proud to continue our 46-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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DONOR RECOGNITION

Center Theatre Group | Donor Recognition

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 October 31, 2013)

Sheri Biller, Founding Chair Corporate Circle Cabinet Jennifer Altfeld Landau, Chair

Jonathan Axel Dannielle Campos Ramirez Celeste Easton

Michael Jung Lucy Labruzzo Jeff Levy Carol Mancino

Douglas Mancino Antonio Manning Ed Nahmias

Allan Schare Dan Sernett Angel Zapata

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INTERNATIONAL SEASON

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Platinum Circle

by Ruggero Leoncavallo January 25, 28, 31, February 2

THE ELIXIR OF LOVE

Gold Circle

by Gaetano Donizetti February 15, 18, 21, 23

A MASKED BALL by Giuseppe Verdi March 8, 11, 14, 16

DON QUIXOTE by Jules Massenet April 5, 8, 11, 13

VERDI REQUIEM

March 20 - One Performance Only!

Single Tickets start at $45

Silver Circle Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP HUB International Insurance Services

Microsoft Corporation Performances Magazine Sidley Austin LLP

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP The Walt Disney Company

Bronze Circle Accenture AECOM Technology Corporation American Business Bank Bigger Dot City National Bank Ernst & Young LLP The Friedman Group Greenberg Glusker Greenberg Traurig

Hope A. Bullock, III - BA, Inc. Hunton & Williams LLP KLH & Associates LAGRANT COMMUNICATIONS Northern Trust p.g./:R Productions, Inc. Paradigm Patina Group

Payden & Rygel Perry, Neidorf & Grassl, LLP Seyfarth Shaw LLP Sally J. Thomas & James A. Thomas Theodora Oringher PC Walt Disney Imagineering Wells Fargo Insurance Services Willenken Wilson Loh & Delgado LLP

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Inner Circle | Judith Beckmen, Chair The Inner Circle is an organization of community leaders who provide outstanding support to Center Theatre Group. In appreciation, members enjoy a host of special benefits, including meet-theartist receptions, backstage tours, premium theatre seating, and much more. For information, call Donald Jolly at 213.972.3149. (Donors listed as of October 31, 2013)

Producer Circle ($25,000–$74,999) William Ahmanson Dean V. Ambrose Judith & Thomas Beckmen Joni & Miles Benickes Debra & Norris Bishton Margaret M. Bloomfield Linda Brown Diana Buckhantz & Vladimir & Araxia Buckhantz Foundation Dannielle Campos Ramirez Joseph & Mara Carieri Marcy Carsey Cástulo de la Rocha Erica & Vin Di Bona Louise & Brad Edgerton Frances & Terry Flanagan Ruth Flinkman-Marandy & Ben Marandy Barbara & Peter Fodor Amy Forbes & Andrew Murr Ava & Charles Fries Eric & Nancy Garen Kiki & David Gindler Patricia Glaser & Sam Mudie Heather & Paul Haaga Timothy G. Hanlon & Anthony Klatt In Memory of Morris A. Hazan Ann & Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. June & Gareth Hughes

Susan A. Grode Eileen & Ken Kaplan Vicki King Darell & Elizabeth Krasnoff Lucy Labruzzo & Jim Zaniboni Jennifer & Rodger Landau Carol & Douglas Mancino Martin Massman Alice Mathias Donna McKenna Dale S. & Shideh Miller Andy & Laura Mintzer The Music Center Leadership Council Jerri & Dr. Steven Nagelberg Edward & Deena Nahmias Olivia & Anthony Neece Joyce & David Rabinov Bill Resnick Michael Ritchie & Kate Burton Timothy A. Regler Bruce & Randy Ellen Ross Bui & Herbert Simon Maggy & Jack Simon Eva & Marc Stern Judie Stein & Stein Family Foundation Louise Taper & Doug Walker Sue Tsao Misty Widelitz

Guarantor Circle ($15,000+) Melissa & Bob Alvarado Betsy & Harold Applebaum Rob & Joan Blackman Annette Blum Jonna Bollenbacher Lynn Booth Maynard & Linda Brittan Susan & Stephen Chandler Morgan & Helen Chu Bill Cohn & Dan Miller Dorskind Family Jay & Donna Gallagher Annie & Georges Gross Lydia Hao Leonard Hirshan & Family Mr. & Mrs. Gerald W. Kehle Kelton Fund/Lenny & David Kelton Joyce & Kent Kresa Janay & Eugene La Pietra Nahum & Alice Lainer Lee Levin In Memory of Malcolm Lewis Carolyn & Kit Lokey The Isabel Foundation Harry & Arlette Lumer

Renee & Meyer Luskin Kelly Sutherlin McLeod & Steven B. McLeod Family Foundation Marsha J. Naify Chris & Dick Newman/ C & R Newman Family Foundation Christine Marie Ofiesh Linda S. Peterson Melissa L. Rhone Jane Rissman & Richard Sondheimer Catherine Schreiber & Miles Ruthberg Drs. Joan & Harry Saperstein Elliott R. Sernel Rary Simmons Sunshine Stone George Takei & Brad Takei Mr. & Mrs. Ian D. Teague Lynda Thomas Karen & William Timberlake Robyn & Gary Ungar Roberta & James Vigneau Mr. & Mrs. William M. Wardlaw Suzanne V. Wilson

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DONOR TRIPS

See the Heart of New American Theatre

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hat do Kentucky Bourbon, a fabulous party at a southern mansion, a hotel that is also a museum of contemporary art and the best new American plays have in common? They are just part of the fun you’ll experience on a donor adventure to the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Ky.

chaired by artists & educators forum co-chairs

Joni and Miles Benickes April 2-6, 2014 The Humana Festival is this country’s most renowned new play festival, and our friends at Actors Theatre of Louisville are offering us an all-access pass to experience great new works, meet the artists, and attend special events. This adventure has room for only 20 attendees and is almost full, so reserve your spot today! For more information, contact Patrick Owen at powen@CenterTheatreGroup. org or 213.972.7621.

Benefactor Circle ($10,000+)

Patron Circle (continued)

Anonymous (2) William J. Aisley Geraldine & Harold Alden Constance A. Austin Jackie & Howard Banchik Shelley & Rick Bayer Laurie Benenson Carole Black Rose Marie Browning & Michael Fletcher Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Burdorf Beth Burnam Lou Colen Eunice & Hal David Ms. Diana Davidow Rhonda C. Evans Dennis L. Field & H. Douglas Galt Polly Fleming Cindy & Rick Goldman Roslyn & Abner Goldstine Shirley J. Hess Lorraine & Jesse Hizami Ellen & Tom Hoberman Mary N. Howey Mr. & Mrs. James L. Hunter James Jennings & Deidre Steine Jacqueline & Marvin Jubas Mark A. Kadzielski 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 David & Tam Lachoff In Loving Memory of Anna Strahlman John Liebes Phillips & Emily Marshall William O. McClure

Nicholas Chrisos Mary Coates Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence J. Cohen The Terry L. Cole Family Roberta A. Conroy Corbell Family Donald & Zoe Cosgrove Reverend Daniel J. Coyle Nancy Cypert Mrs. Marc F. Davis Kenneth Donaldson Julia Donoghue Anne M. Dougherty & David B. Dobrikin Bob & Gabrielle Ducsay Michael A. Enomoto Joanna Exacoustos Lynda & Al Fadel Alan & Barbara Faiola Larry Field Chris Cookson & Lauren Firestone Pat Fleming James W. Franke Cindy & Gary Frischling Mr. & Mrs. Homer Garten Debra Gastler & Andrew Malloy Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Geller Rocky & Deborah Gentner Jeri & Keith Gertzman Marylyn Ginsburg & Chuck Klaus Eleanor Gorman Edith Gould Beverly & Felix Grossman Lisa Guerin Dana Guerin Lorrie & Richard Gurewitz The Harshberger Family Dr. & Mrs. Chester Hasday Dr. & Mrs. Randy W. Hawkins Zvia Hempling Walmilly Foundation Sam Ho, M.D. Elizabeth Hoage Rand Hoffman & Charlotte Robinson Dorothy Hoffman Gail & Stanley Hollander Joan H. Hotchkis Jennifer L. Jackman & John P. Hott Jerry & Ellen Jacobson Dr. Richard L. Jacobson Carol & Bruce Johnston Mary Quon Jung & Michael Galindo Gary & Denise Kading Joyce & Don Kaiserman 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 Sharon L. Kline Ellen & Harvey Knell J. Koenig Vicki & Seth Kogan Thea & Neal Koss

Janis B. McEldowney Betty L. McMicken Janice & Bruce Miller Carrie & Ben Mui Sheila Muller Kari L. Nakama Arline M. Nakanishi Joan & Fred Nicholas Michael R. Oppenheim Dr. Renee Boblette & Dr. Robert G. Patterson Ann & Donald Petroni Gregory Pickert & Beth Price Jack & Jane Pollock Edward L. Rada David & Natalie Roberts Jaclyn B. Rosenberg Joyce & Deane Ross Greg Scott Chester James Semel, M.D. Nina & Steven Sheldon 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 Vera Tsai 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 Dr. Lester Wong & Dr. Cynthia Chock Marilyn Ziering

Patron Circle ($6,000+) Anonymous (6) Robert & Sara Adler Elizabeth Alexander & Daniel Glober Russi Taylor Allwine Dr. O. Allen Alpay Laura & Harvey Alpert Chris & Yvonne Amantea Robert C. Anderson 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 Fran R. Berger Phyllis M. Berger Alan & Marilyn Bergman Charles Berney & Family I. Mark Bledstein Family

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Morgan Yvonne Bogdanovich & Family Bill Bohnert Tracey Boldemann- Tatkin & Stan Tatkin Chuck & Karlyn Boppell Paula Brand The Saul Brandman Foundation Geri Brawerman Samuel & Helene Soref Foundation Pamela & J. Garfield Broussard David Burch Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Busuttil Dr. & Mrs. George Byrne In Memory of John W. Carner Kristin & Carolyn Carty Paula & Richard Castanon Arthur & Katheryn Chinski

Deborah & Jacob Kotzubei The Paul Kowal Charitable Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Stan Krasnoff Carol Krause Nita Whitaker LaFontaine 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 Michael D. Levin & Andrew Abowitz Edward Lewis Janell & Randall Lewis Steven Llanusa & Glenn Miya, M.D. Marlene & Sandy Louchheim Crystal & Elwood Lui Mr. & Mrs. Matt Lyons Sandra & Kenneth Malamed Mrs. Sheldon C. & Mr. Jeff Mandel Melanie McDaniel Dr. & Mrs. Basil W. McManus Dreux & Lynn McNairy M. Wayne Metcalf Margot & Mitch Milias Barbara & Fred Miller Lee & Ron Miller Philip & Joan Miller Patricia Mock & Judson Mock Joanne & Joel Mogy Diane Morton Patricia W. Mullenbach & Mary Mullenbach Hooper Sylvia & Ron Myrick Robert & Florence Nairin Robert & Sally Neely Deidra Norman Schumann Judy Nussenblatt Norman & Margrit Oberstein Valerie Oishi Gail & Gerald Oppenheimer Dr. Mary Kay Park Mr. Peter T. Paterno Dennis J. Perrone Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Pescetti Dr. & Mrs. Irv Posalski Ruth & Allen Potts Dr. Sheila Phillips & Michael Powell Drs. Laurence J. & Isabell B. Purdy Gail & Gary Rachelefsky Paula F. Reach Mr. & Mrs. Boyd C. Reeves Kay & Bob Rehme Harry E. Rice, M.D. Ms. Carlene Ringer Belinda Robins Elaine Binder Robinson

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Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Guerin, Aliza & Marc Guren, Shirley Guy, Roberta L. Haft, Mr. Jeffrey L. Hall & Mr. Kevin A. Yoder, Dr. Barry A. Halote, Ness & Alizabeth Hamaoui, Carolyn & Bernard Hamilton, Paul & Audrey Hanneman, Diane & J.P. Harris, Sam Harris, Johnny Ruth Harrison, M.D., Steve & Toya Harrison, Al & Sandy Haveson, Tanna Handley Havlick, Betty & Irwin Helford, Gail & Murray Heltzer, Dr. Stephen D. Henry & Rudy Oclaray, Karen & Stephen Hillenburg, Lois Petzold-Hindin, Marcia & Gary Hollander, Toni Hoyt, Mr. & Mrs. William H. Hurt, Harold Igdaloff, Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Itami, Lawrence J. Jaffe, M.D., Jonathan & Melissa Jaivin, Adrienne Grant & Paul Jennings, Ann C. Johnson, Kathleen L. Kane, Judith & Russell Kantor, Renee & Milton Kaplan, Dr. Karen Kartun & Dr. Ronald Shiell, Elyse & Stanley Katz, Michael Keir, Judith G. Kelly, Alex Kim, M.D., Carol Kindler, Annette & Dr. Charles Kleeman, Michael & Deborah Klein, Genni Klein, Terry Koepke, Norman & Leslie Koplof, In Memory of Leonard L. Korf, Marlene & Donald Kottler, Phyllis Kupferstein & Donald O. Farkas, Jale Kutay, The Kwon Family Foundation, Don & Rosemary La Londe, Katherine L’Amour, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert A. Lampert, Mr. & Mrs. Jack D. Lantz, Joan & Chris Larkin, Dr. & Mrs. David Lask, Allen Law, Dr. & Mrs. John F. Lawrence, Michael A. & Mattie Lawson, Eleanor & Nathan Leanse, Ron & Pat Lebel, Bob The only upscale boutique in greater Leibowitz, M.D., Mrs. Harold Leventhal, Charlotte Los Angeles for women size 12 and up. P. Levine, Carrie & Mark Levinson & Emily, Lauren From comfortable to casual or dressy— & Max, Lydia & Chuck Levy, Michael D. Lewis, Mae & Hugh Lichtig, Barbara K. Lilly, Lisa Hinchliffe & classic to funky or fun: Dave Link, Herbert Linville, Marilyn & Tom Lippiatt, Abundance has it all! 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Associate Circle (continued) Norma and Al Diaz, Dr. & Mrs. Donald E. Dickerson, Mr. & Mrs. Alvin Dischler, Laurie Dix & Moe Blumin, Kathleen & Sarah Doramus, Rabbi Elliot & Marlynn Dorff, Susan B. Downey, Jessie J. Duffy, Mr. & Mrs. Gene B. Duncan, Emily & Fred Edelman, Leslie J. Edmonds, Mr. & Mrs. Fred M. Edwards Jr., Marilee Eils, Jill & Bob Eisfelder, Carol Eliel & Tom Muller, Becky & Rick Thyne, Ken & Kathi Ellis, Dr. Naomi & Mr. Jim Ellison, Bonnie Ellman, Suzanne & Dr. Kenneth Epstein, Louise & Charles Escoffery, Linda & Arthur Eskowitz, Ellen Eubanks, Victoria I. Evers, Jim Bright & Lucy Farber, Mr. Amnon & Dr. Myra Feffer, In Loving Memory of James A. Feiga, Ronald & Sandra Fein, Justice & Mrs. Robert Feinerman, Stanley Feinstein, Mr. & Mrs. Ed Feo, Conchata Ferrell, In Memory of Robert A. Fisher, Joan & Marty Flax, Mr. & Mrs. Manny Flekman, Ruth Fleming-Stephens, Martha Flores & Kate Roberts, Ms. F. 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President Shelli Dodell

Winter 2013

Vice Presidents Pamela Brown Suzanne Buckholtz Susan Isaacs Cipra Nemeth Leanore Saltz Nancy Scher Amy Straus Ruth Zeitzew

Dear Friend,

Secretary Anita Aratow Treasurer Marla Smith Board of Directors Donna Benjamin Deborah Berger Sylvia Brown Betty Jane Bruck Gail Cohen Helen Davidov Lorraine Joffe C. Jean Pearlstein Peggy Schwartz Merle Siegel Lotte Sohn Marilyn Szatmary RenĂŠe Tener-Hertzberg Executive Director Hillary Selvin

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This time of year provides many ways to reflect on who we are and what we have accomplished during the past year. It is a time in which we celebrate the New Year and wish each other health and happiness. We spend these months celebrating our faith, our families and our friends. It is also a time to think of others and about giving to organizations that we know do great work in our community. The list of charitable organizations seems to get longer each year. Our challenge, as we each think about giving, is to help as many people in our community as we can and for National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles to make those donations go as far as possible. As you make your choices on where to give, please consider giving to the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates that strive for social justice through the direct services we provide. We are a determined group of women and men who continue to serve our community as long as there is need. NCJW/LA serves over 19,000 individuals each year along with providing thousands of pieces of free clothing for those in-need and at-risk. We continue to fill in gaps of service for Los Angeles through our Women Helping Women Community Counseling & Support Services and Women Helping Children Art & Literacy Programs for Youth. You can give through our website www.ncjwla.org or through donations of goods to our Council Thrift Shops. Very few people like to ask for donations, but if we do not ask we will not receive the donations needed to support the many programs and services NCJW/LA provides in our community. It takes just a little bit from everyone to help a lot of people. If each of you reading this gives a few dollars or donates goods to Council Thrift Shops, you will know that you are helping your neighbor, a friend or someone in your community. What better way to celebrate the holidays this year. Your support of our Los Angeles community through your generosity in donating to Council Thrift Shops and support of the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles has an enormous and positive effect on the lives of so many individuals. Wishing you and your families a healthy and peaceful holiday season.

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Foundation Support

Center Theatre Group Affiliates

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.

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.

THE AHMANSON FOUNDATION CENTER THEATRE GROUP AFFILIATES EDGERTON FOUNDATION ELISABETH KATTE HARRIS TRUST THE WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST FOUNDATION THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION THE RALPH M. PARSONS FOUNDATION LLOYD E. RIGLER-LAWRENCE E. DEUTSCH FOUNDATION LAURA & JAMES ROSENWALD & ORINOCCO FOUNDATION THE SHUBERT FOUNDATION, INC. STEIN FAMILY FOUNDATION THE DREAM FUND AT UCLA DONOR ADVISED FUND THE WELLS FARGO FOUNDATION

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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 Fineshriber Family Foundation Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Lawrence P. Frank 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.

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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 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 Roberta Haft* Carol Halperin Christine Harte Stephanie Hibler Audrey Jessup Sondra Jolles Diane Papo Kaplan* Tobé Karns Thea F. Koss Barbara Krasnoff Beau Lavine

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Entertainment Circle

Planned Gifts

The Entertainment Circle is comprised of leaders from the entertainment industry who provide outstanding support to CTG’s play development programs that foster new and emerging talent. For more information, please call 213.972.3149. (Donors

Center Theatre Group is grateful to these donors, whose irrecovable deferred estate gifts to CTG’s endowment ensure the organization’s financial well-being for generations to come.

listed as of October 31, 2013)

Ava and Chuck Fries, Co-Chairs Mr. Irving H. Anderson Amy Aquino & Drew McCoy G.W. Bailey Corinne Baldassano Greg Basser & Kiera O’Neill John Bowab Sandra Brewer Rick Buche & Vin Reilly Norman Buckley & Davyd Whaley Mr. & Mrs. James Burrows Andy Cadiff Kelly Cantley & Kevin Kashima Erica Hiller Carpenter & Kevin E. Carpenter Veronica Cartwright Rosemary & Peter Casey Deborah Castro & Creative Productions Paula F. Cwikly Bill & Ellie D’Elia Bob Doucette & Tom Slotten Nick Dudzak Darcy Fleck Ryan Flynn & David Hernandez Fordney Foundation for Dance Sport Seth Freeman & Julie Waxman Robin & Leonard R. Garner, Jr. Gessner-Nelson Family Laura Gibson Bob Gold & Associates Mr. & Mrs. Manuel Grace Marcy & Edgar Gross Dave & Sally Hackel Mrs. Donna L. Herman Karen Hermelin & Mark Borman Winifred C. Hervey Alicia Hirsch & Jesse Russo Mr. & Mrs. Irwin Jacobson Tom Jacobson & Ramone Munoz Sean Johnson & Alex Ocampo Idea Asylum Productions & Dr. Allegra & Mr. Sheppard Kaufman Sarah E. Kiefer Jenny & Michael Kostroff Julianne LaMarche & Lonnie Burstein David Lee

Todd Levin Marla E. Levine Doug Little Barbara & Garry Marshall Theodore K. Martinez Pauline & Roger Mayer Lawrence A. Mirisch Orrick Law Firm Justin Okin Zoli Aswad Osaze Mr. James Owsley Patty & Mike Post Shelley Powsner & Stephen Skrovan Don Foster & Erin Quigley Mr. Richard J. Ramirez, Jr. James & Melanie Renfroe Margo Reymundo Blanche & Bruce Joel Rubin Linda & Jay Sandrich Glenn & Eva Schusterman Nina Shaw & Wallace Little Keong Sim Stephen J. Strauss & Harriet M. Rolnick Rosalie Swedlin & Robert Cort Eileen T’Kaye & David Bischoff Russell Todd Agency Kirsten Vangsness Justin Wagner Mr. Charles W. Weeks Bonnie Weis Victoria Weisbart Richard Witter Deborah Ann Woll Jennifer Crittenden & William Wrubel

$1,000,000+ Richard & Julie Kagan Martin Massman Betty McMicken in honor of Jeanette Shammas Carol Vernon & Robert Turbin $500,000+ Mary Levin Cutler Virginia Hayes Merle & Peter Mullin Magda & Frederick R. Waingrow $250,000+ Diane & Leon Morton Edward L. Rada Susan & William Weintraub $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 $50,000+ Pamela & Dennis Beck The Moira Byrne Foster Foundation Mr. Kim L. Hunter Sally & Frank Raab $25,000+ Charles Dillingham & Susan D. Clines Mr. & Mrs. Walter E. Grauman

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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 Ann & Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. John S. Surabian, Jr. and in memory of Faith and Sharon Ann Surabian $250,000+ Patricia Glaser & Sam Mudie The Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation $100,000+ Anonymous Betsy & Harold Applebaum Judith & Thomas Beckmen The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation Center Theatre Group Affiliates Regina Fadiman Barbara & Peter Fodor

Ava & Charles Fries The Hearst Foundation, Inc. Vicki King Joyce & Kent Kresa Richard G. & Virginia L. Martin Louise Taper $50,000+ Maynard & Linda Brittan Ellen & Michael S. Korney $25,000+ Abbott Brown Linda Brown Dr. Tom Hickey Martin Massman Leon Morton Memorial Fund $10,000+ Jane Buel Bradley George A.V. Dunning Carolyn & Kit Lokey Betty & Sanford Sigoloff

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Center Theatre Group | Donor Recognition

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

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Center Theatre Group | Donor Recognition

National Corporate Theatre Fund 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. The following donors support these theatres through their contributions to NCTF: Chairman’s Circle ($250,000+) Ford Foundation* The James S. and Lynne P. Turley Ernst & Young Fund for Impact Creativity** Leadership Circle ($100,000+) Clear Channel Outdoor**† CMT/ABC**† The Hearst Foundations** Theatre Executives ($50,000-$99,000) AOL† Bank of America BNY Mellon Ernst & Young Benefactors ($25,000-$49,999) American Express Cisco Systems, Inc. Citi Goldman, Sachs & Co. MetLife Morgan Stanley Pfizer, Inc. Wells Fargo** Pacesetters ($15,000‑$24,999) Acquis Consulting Group† Bloomberg Steven Bunson** McGraw Hill Financial Frank Orlowski** Southwest Airlines** Theatermania.com/ Gretchen Shugart James S. Turley UBS Donors ($10,000‑$14,999) James E. Buckley Christopher Campbell/ Palace Production Center† Datacert, Inc. Dorfman and Kaish Family Foundation, Inc. Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Pamela Farr Marsh & McLennan Companies

New York Life Lisa Orberg** RBC Wealth Management** Sharp Electronics† Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLC The Schloss Family Foundation** George S. Smith, Jr.** John Thomopoulos** Time Warner Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP Supporters ($2,500‑$9,999) Mitchell J. Auslander** Dantchik Family Datacert, Inc. Disney/ABC Paula Dominick** Dramatists Play Service, Inc. John R. Dutt** Christ Economos** Epiq Systems** Bruce R. and Tracey Ewing** Richard Fitzburgh John Gore for Broadway.com Jeffrey Gural/Newmark Holdings Mariska Hargitay** Gregory S. Hurst Howard and Janet Kagan** Joseph F. Kirk** Michael Lawrence and Dr. Glen Gillen Jonathan Maurer and Gretchen Shugart** The Maurer Family Foundation** John G. Miller John R. Mathena Ogilvy & Mather† Theodore Nixon** Edison Peres Thomas C. Quick** TD Bank Evelyn Mack Truitt Michael A. Wall Isabelle Winkles**

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CAP UCLA is dedicated to the advancement of the contemporary performing arts in all disciplines—dance, music, spoken word and theater as well as emerging digital, collaborative and cross-art platforms created by today’s leading artists.

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Thu-Sun, Jan 16-19 Little Theater at Macgowan Hall LOS ANGELES PREMIERE

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Norton Simon Museum December 6, 2013–March 3, 2014 www.nortonsimon.org

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Spanish, 1746–1828, Don Pedro, Duque de Osuna, c. 1795–1800, Oil on canvas, The Frick Collection, photo: Michael Bodycomb

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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 Mattie McFadden-Lawson Elizabeth Michelson Neal S. Millard

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Robert J. Abernethy Michael A. Lawson Michael J. Pagano VICE CHAIRS

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A presentation of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center and The Apollo Theater

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At The Music Center December 2013 The Music Center Holiday Sing-Along. LA Master Chorale. Photo by Andrew Brown.

The Magic Flute. Photo from the Komische Oper Berlin, by Iko Freese.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty 1:00 PM Center Theatre Group with & 6:30 PM Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center / Ahmanson Theatre

The Steward of Christendom 1:00 PM Center Theatre Group / & 6:30 PM Mark Taper Forum Runs through Jan 5 Falstaff 2:00 PM

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Peter and the Starcatcher 8:00 PM Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre Runs through January 12 Green Umbrella: L.A. Now: New Angeleno Composers 8:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Rejoice! Ceremony of Carols 7:00 PM LA Master Chorale / Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Ukulele Christmas Orchestra 6:00 PM The Music Center / Stern Grand Hall / Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

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Handel: Messiah 7:00 PM LA Master Chorale / Walt Disney Concert Hall Runs through Dec 22

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A Judy Collins Christmas 8:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Messiah Sing-Along 7:30 PM LA Master Chorale / Walt Disney Concert Hall

Holiday Organ Spectacular 8:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall The Music Center Holiday Sing-Along 6:30 PM The Music Center / Plaza

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