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TABLE OF CONTENTS

JUNE 2014

CENTER THEATRE GROUP BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2013/2014 OFFICERS

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

Cinderella Ahmanson Theatre March 17 – April 26, 2015 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Original Broadway Company. photo by carol rosegg.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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A History of Excellence Center Theatre Group is Los Angeles’ preeminent non-profit theatre company. On our three stages — the Ahmanson Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum and the Kirk Douglas Theatre — we present the highest quality and broadest range of theatre: groundbreaking new works, explosive productions of the classics and hit Broadway plays and musicals. In the most current nine seasons alone, over 170 productions have been selected for presentation, including 38 world premieres.  Seventeen productions have subsequently been produced in New York.  The same high standards that we apply to our stages extend to our education and community outreach programs. Through special performances, residencies at schools, discount tickets and educational materials, we reach each year over 19,000 students, educators and community members who would not otherwise experience professional theatre. We are proud to continue our 47-year tradition of contributing to the culture of our city and to the enrichment of the national theatre community, and we are grateful to our subscribers, donors and board whose generous support makes our work possible.

ARTS LEADERSHIP

Center Theatre Group | Artistic Director’s Circle

Paying It Forward Artistic Director’s Circle Member Supports Emerging Artists Up-and-coming composer Joe Iconis, left, and Tim Regler, who has a long history of supporting emerging artists. photo by steve cohn photography.

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

A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EXPERIENCE Tim gives generously to Center Theatre Group as a member of its Artistic Director’s Circle, a group dedicated to supporting Michael Ritchie’s artistic vision for the company. Tim’s philanthropy is motivated by a desire to provide Los Angeles youth the same access to the arts he had growing up and, hopefully, to influence the trajectory of their lives. A longtime cheerleader for CTG’s Education and Community Partnerships programs, Tim focused his ADC support on the world premiere of Kimber Lee’s different words for the same thing at the Kirk Douglas Theatre (see sidebar). In addition to the professional production, a group of students at the Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts is mounting Lee’s play under the guidance of teaching artist Leslie Ishii — a professional artist also trained as an educator — and members of CTG’s artistic staff. This is the first time CTG has offered a program of this kind, creating a unique way for these budding artists to discover their creative voices and develop their craft.

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

The cast of different words for the same thing. photo by craig schwartZ.

LEAVING A LEGACY This innovative way to nurture student creativity appealed to Tim, the former chair of CTG’s Education and Community Partnerships committee. He feels today’s technology limits young people’s exposure to live theatre. “As the generation grooming young people today, I believe we have a duty to share our legacy and invite them to experience what we bring to the table in the arts.” CTG turns 50 in 2017, and Tim plans to be around when the company turns 100 so he can welcome more students to one of its three venues ... as his guests. “I’ll only be 112,” he says. “It’s not outside the realm at this point.” ○

As the generation grooming young people today, we have a duty to share our legacy ...

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

Tim retired from his producing duties last April and is busier than ever. When not at the theatre, he enjoys music and dance, entertaining close friends at his home outside of San Diego, and anything that sparks his creativity.

Kimber Lee: The play is about life in this particular town. It’s about the ripples through the network of relationships in this town. But it’s also about … in a very real way, the people who live in the place where I grew up. There’s a very particular type of resilience that they have. … There are people who have experienced unimaginable pain, and I’m in such awe of the way that people can pick up the pieces and keep going, because they have to. The only other option is to lay down and quit, and the fact that you can sustain that kind of a blow, and that much damage, and get yourself back up and just keep going is such a beautiful thing to me. … So that spirit kind of pervades all of these stories … these people are connected to each other and related to each other, and you start to see the places where the connections are frayed, and the places where they’re still so strong. That’s a beautiful thing to me. Even as we blunder around and hurt each other, that there’s still redemption and there’s still love. ○ Excerpted from the Winter 2013-14 edition of Center Theatre Group’s New Play Production Newsletter. The world premiere of different words for the same thing will play at the Kirk Douglas Theatre from May 4 to June 1. PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE 9

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THE SCENE SPOTLIGHT CORPORATE

Center Theatre Group | Season Celebration

A Harmonic Interlude

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n March 22, Center Theatre Group Corporate Circle members, donors, students and educators gathered at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for Season Celebration 2014. This annual gala celebrates the generosity of the Corporate Circle and raises money for Center Theatre Group’s Education and Community Partnerships programs. The evening began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner in the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Ballroom. Highlights of the event included a Q&A with Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, creators of the musical Harmony, and a jaw-dropping performance by Pablo Lopez, the second place national finalist in the 2013 August Wilson Monologue Competition. Following dinner, guests made their way to the Ahmanson Theatre, where a special performance of Harmony capped off the evening. ○

Event Chair and CTG Board member Jennifer Altfeld Landau and honoree Raul Anaya. • Event Vice Chair Carol Mancino with Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. • Barry Manilow, left, and Bruce Sussman answer questions about Harmony. • CTG board member Martin Massman, left, and NBC4 News weathercaster Fritz Coleman. Coleman served as the night’s auctioneer. • CTG Board members Maggy and Jack Simon bid on a walk-on role in the musical We Will Rock You, set to open at the Ahmanson Theatre in July. • Pablo Lopez performs a monologue from August Wilson’s Radio Golf for Season Celebration guests. photos by steve

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CORPORATE SPOTLIGHT UP CLOSE DIALOGUE

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Overcoming Adversity Beaty Reveals the Journey Behind His Art

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ver 200 CTG donors, educators and students gathered on March 17 for an Up Close Dialogue with Daniel Beaty, author and performer of the world-premiere production of The Tallest Tree in the Forest.

Sharing stories from his book Transforming Pain to Power, Beaty described a painful upbringing with an older brother and father, both addicted to drugs. Footage of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired him to overcome adversity and discover his purpose, he said. Beaty then electrified the audience with an excerpt from The Tallest Tree, the true story of Paul Robeson, and a reading of his poem “Knock Knock,” two riveting examples of his talent. Beaty then encouraged the audience to think about what obscured their freedom so that they might create a better future for themselves and their communities. He achieved this in his life by transforming the pains of his childhood into the creative power that drives his career, he said. Beaty’s experiences have led him to advocate for a fairer incarceration system and to mentor students at Venice High School as part of a program called P.O.P.S. (Pain of the Prison System). ○

Daniel Beaty in The Tallest Tree in the Forest at the Mark Taper Forum. photo by craig schwartZ.

Yes, we are our fathers’ sons and daughters but we are not their choices For despite their absences we are still here Still alive, still breathing With the power to change this world one little boy and girl at a time –an excerpt from Daniel Beaty’s “Knock Knock”

In appreciation of their support, Center Theatre Group brings its donors closer to the power of theatre through events like this. To read more, visit TheGrid. CenterTheatreGroup.org and search “Daniel Beaty Up Close Dialogue.”

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We stand up for theatre.

Moments like this don’t happen without generous theatre-lovers like you. When you give to Center Theatre Group, you join our Inner Circle and earn a piece of every standing ovation witnessed in our theatres. Beginning this July, CTG unveils a more robust annual giving program that calls for increased support of the theatre’s transformative magic. The program ensures CTG will remain a cultural force in our region and prepares us to lead Los Angeles theatre into the 21st century. Together, we can create innovative arts education programs for tomorrow’s leaders, encourage the creative development of more up-and-coming artists, and present powerful theatre that will entice a whole new generation of audiences to stand up and cheer. As always, we say thank you by bringing you closer to the magic onstage through new and improved donor benefits and personalized service, including: Up Close Dialogues • Opportunities to hear about artists’ lives in the theatre. Donor Theatre Adventures • Excursions to see exciting new theatre around L.A. Backstage Tours • Chances to explore the sets of major productions. Platinum Performances Mix and Mingles • Wine and conversation before designated Platinum Performances.

Find out more at CenterTheatreGroup.org/Giving, or call Donor Relations at 213.972.7327.

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CORPORATE SPOTLIGHT BEHIND THE SCENES

Center Theatre Group | Young Professionals

Notes From Backstage The Fringe Explores the Set of Harmony By Kelsey Thayer above: The Comedian Harmonists perform beneath the automated bridge of Harmony. below: Leigh Ann Larkin and Shayne Kennon. photos by craig schwartZ.

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n April 5, members of The Fringe @ Center Theatre Group, a philanthropic group of young professionals, explored the remarkable story of the Comedian Harmonists with a backstage tour of Harmony. Attendees were transported to the historical milieu of 1920s Germany, when the Comedian Harmonists — an extraordinary group of six friends — took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics. ○

HERE ARE SOME TIDBITS THE FRINGE LEARNED ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: • There were 21 cast members, all under the age of 32. • There were over 400 individual vintage and custommade costume pieces in the show. Some of the most memorable costumes were handmade, including the Rabbi’s wool suit and the singers’ purple suit jackets. The costume designer, Tobin Ost, drew inspiration from the recent film adaptation of Anna Karenina in creating the show’s style. • Many of the props were replicas of original pieces from the 1920s and ’30s, including the record, telegram, German newspaper and German currency.  • A wall of windows comprised the backdrop. Different scenes projected onto the windows transported the cast and the audience from place to place. • The set was built at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, and included an automated bridge, a red curtain and columns that came in and out of various scenes. The bridge alone weighed over 1,000 pounds.

Kelsey Thayer is a real estate attorney at Sutton, Pakfar & Courtney LLP in Beverly Hills. An avid theatre lover, she has been a member of The Fringe since October 2011. For more information about Center Theatre Group’s membership group for young professionals, visit CenterTheatreGroup.org/Fringe. CenterTheatreGroup.org/Fringe 14 PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE

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CTG IN THE COMMUNITY

Center Theatre Group | Education and Community Partnerships

The Shop is Now Open Celebrating Theatre as Part of Everyday Life in Boyle Heights

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n March 29, people of all ages gathered at Center Theatre Group’s prop and costume shop in Boyle Heights to celebrate The Shop, a new program that welcomes community members into our home and makes theatre a part of everyday life. A free festival with art-making activities, performances, live music from local band Cuicani, and tours of the 9,945-square-foot warehouse launched this exciting new effort. Programming for The Shop began in January, when CTG presented a series of free play readings and costume displays in partnership with local libraries and arts organizations. From April to June, the programming continued at The Shop with free workshops in mask-making, fabric dying, furniture upholstery and more. Community members connected with one another, explored their creativity and practiced theatre skills, which CTG hopes will enrich their personal and professional lives. Activities are hosted bilingually in Spanish and English. Audience member Alicia Almazan, who attended a reading at the Robert Louis Stevenson Library, said: “Nunca había presenciado algo así. Qué bueno! Sería bonito que vinieran más seguido, tenerlos en nuestra comunidad, porque no tenemos oportunidad de ver estos eventos.”

“Something like this has never been presented here before. How great! It’s wonderful that you came here, brought this to our community, because we haven’t had the opportunity to see things like this.”

CTG Community Festival guests explore their creativity and tour the company’s prop and costume shop. photos by omar hernandeZ.

Following a successful pilot year at The Shop, CTG plans to continue community work like this to celebrate the notion that theatre not only entertains, but enriches and sustains society. ○ Through the company’s new work at The Shop, Center Theatre Group is 1 of 7 participants in the 2013 A-ha! Program: Think It, Do It, funded by the MetLife Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the professional notfor-profit American Theatre.

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THEATRE ARTISTS DINNER

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Enter Vanya Pierce Entertains Donors With Stories

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aughter erupted from a dining room at the Jonathan Club as four-time Emmy Awardwinner David Hyde Pierce entertained a group of 80 donors for a Theatre Artists Dinner in March. Alongside Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, Pierce shared stories about his career and his most recent role as director of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Mark Taper Forum. A DRAMATIC BEGINNING Pierce knew from an early age he had dramatic leanings. As a child he liked falling down the stairs of his parents’ home, pretending he had been shot to death. “There was something theatrical about that,” he said. “Those were the early warning signs.” He later aspired to be a concert pianist but eventually realized his limitations. After dabbling in acting, he decided to pursue it seriously and graduated from Yale with degrees in theatre and English. One of his professors at the time encouraged him to seek work in New York rather than attend drama school in London.

As luck would have it, Pierce auditioned for a new play, Beyond Therapy, which was written by Christopher Durang (who also wrote Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike). His first professional job was the Broadway show. “It was the greatest experience you could possibly have — until the opening night, and The New York Times hated it,” he said. “We closed in two weeks.”

top: David Hyde Pierce, left, answers a question from Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. bottom: CTG Board President Bill Ahmanson, left, and Karla Ahmanson meet David Hyde Pierce. photos by steve cohn photography.

COMING FULL CIRCLE Durang and Pierce nevertheless maintained their friendship. “He came to me with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” Pierce said. “He had actually written the character of Vanya for himself and decided not to do it. That is when he contacted me, and fortunately I was able to do it. It is such a tour de force for an actor.” Pierce proceeded to play the part off and on Broadway, earning standing ovations from enthusiastic audiences and, eventually, a Tony Award nomination for best actor in 2013. “The feeling that I always got from the audience in that standing ovation is gratitude,” he said. “It was palpable. I never experienced that before. This was something about people being so grateful to have been taken to wherever this play takes you, in the way that it takes you.” ○

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FIRST SEASON PRODUCTION

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang Directed by David Hyde Pierce Based on the Broadway Direction of Nicholas Martin. January 29 – March 16, 2014 SECOND SEASON PRODUCTION

The Tallest Tree in the Forest

Written and Performed by Daniel Beaty Directed by Moisés Kaufman World Premiere Production. April 12 – May 25, 2014 THIRD SEASON PRODUCTION

David Suchet in

The Last Confession photo by JeRemy daniel.

by Roger Crane Directed by Jonathan Church United States Premiere Presented in the Ahmanson Theatre. June 7 – July 6, 2014 FOURTH SEASON PRODUCTION

Buyer & Cellar

Featuring Michael Urie Written by Jonathan Tolins Directed by Stephen Brackett West Coast Premiere. July 9 – August 17, 2014 FIFTH SEASON PRODUCTION

Marjorie Prime

by Jordan Harrison Directed by Les Waters World Premiere. September 10 – October 19, 2014 SIXTH SEASON PRODUCTION

What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton Directed by John Tillinger. November 12 – December 21, 2014

SEASON BONUS OPTIONS

Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

A Gothic Romance Music composed by Tchaikovsky A New Adventures Production Co-Presented with Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center Presented in the Ahmanson Theatre. November 21 – December 1, 2013 Christopher Plummer in

A Word or Two

Written and Arranged by Christopher Plummer Directed by Des McAnuff Presented in the Ahmanson Theatre. January 19 – February 9, 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 donors for their significant annual gifts and for their belief in the transformative power of theatre. $1 Million and above

Brindell Roberts Gottlieb $250,000 and above

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

Anonymous Bank of America The Blue Ribbon Jeanette Shammas† The Shubert Foundation, Inc. Wells Fargo Foundation $100,000 and above

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

Elisabeth Katte Harris Trust William Randolph Hearst Foundation The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Lloyd E. Rigler — Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation †Deceased

This list includes gifts made to Center Theatre Group between March 13, 2013, and May 13, 2014.

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Michael Ritchie, aRtiStic diRectoR Edward L. Rada, manaGinG diRectoR

Paul Elliott and Duncan C. Weldon, Liza McLean, TRH Productions & Karl Sydow present

David Suchet

in The Chichester Festival Theatre Production of

David Bannerman Nigel Bennett Ezra Bix Pier Carthew Kevin Colson Philip Craig Donald Douglas Sheila Ferris David Ferry Mark Hammersley Peter Harding Marvin Ishmael Roy Lewis Bernard Lloyd Stuart Milligan Richard O’Callaghan John O’May Sam Parks George Spartels

Roger Crane diRected by Jonathan Church deSiGned by William Dudley liGhtinG deSiGned by Peter Mumford coStUmeS deSiGned by Fotini Dimou mUSic compoSed by Dominic Muldowney SoUnd deSiGned by Chris Cronin and Josh Liebert pRodUction manaGement by Simon Marlow FoR Crosbie Marlow oRiGinal london caStinG by Joyce Nettles WRitten by

In association with AEG Ogden, Perth Theatre Trust & Queensland Performing Arts Centre & William J. Kenney and 1407 Productions LLC

June 7 – July 6, 2014 ○ Ahmanson Theatre

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CAST (in order of appearance)

Cardinal Giovanni Benelli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Suchet Father Lorenzi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Parks The Confessor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Philip Craig Monsignor Magee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Ferry Cardinal Albino Luciani. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard O’Callaghan Cardinal Jean Villot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nigel Bennett Bishop Paul Marcinkus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stuart Milligan Pope Paul VI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donald Douglas Cardinal Pericle Felici. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John O’May Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bernard Lloyd Cardinal Sebastiano Baggio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Colson Cardinal Leo Suenens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Harding Cardinal Bernardin Gantin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roy Lewis Cardinal Aloisio Lorscheider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Spartels Sister Vincenza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Ferris Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marvin Ishmael Dr. Buzzonetti/Priest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Bannerman Guard/Priest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ezra Bix Guard/Priest.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pier Carthew Priest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Hammersley Other parts played by members of the company.

This production is part of a world tour that started in Toronto, and after Los Angeles will head to Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. An international cast has been assembled for this production from Canada, the United States of America, Australia and the United Kingdom. The performance lasts approximately two hours and 30 minutes including an intermission. This production of The Last Confession opened at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto, on April 19, 2014. The Last Confession was first performed on April 27, 2007, at the Chichester Festival Theatre. It subsequently toured the U.K. and was produced by Paul Elliott & Duncan C. Weldon with Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions in the West End of London. The Last Confession © Roger Crane 2007 Copyright agent: Alan Brodie Representation Ltd; www.alanbrodie.com

This production is dedicated to the memory of David Jones, the director of the premiere production. The actors in The Last Confession are appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association.

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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Vatican Politics By Roger Crane

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n 1962, Pope John XXIII convened the Second Vatican Council. His objective was to open the windows of the Church to the world. The Council began an overhaul of the Church’s laws and adopted an approach of reconciliation and collaboration towards the other faiths of the world.

connections, had been hired by Paul to act as the Church’s financial consultant. By the last year of Paul’s reign, Sindona was lodged in an American prison. His replacement as consultant to the Vatican was an Italian financier called Roberto Calvi, a man with an equally murky financial past.

John died in 1963 before the Council’s work was completed. His successor was Paul VI. In the 15 years during Paul’s reign, the reactionary element of the Church, primarily located within the Vatican’s administrative body known as the Curia, sought to undo all that had been accomplished by the Second Vatican Council and to restore the concept of an autocratic and aloof church that had existed prior to John XXIII.

Paul died in 1978. The Cardinals elected a compromise candidate — Albino Luciani, a Cardinal from Venice who chose the name Pope John Paul I. In the 33 days of his reign, he turned out to be far more liberal than the reactionaries ever suspected. The night before he died, he had decided to remove the most senior of the reactionaries from power as well as Bishop Marcinkus who headed the scandal-ridden Vatican Bank. Because he died the next day, his reforms were never implemented.

Paul was elected by the liberal faction of the Church to implement the reforms of the Vatican Council. However, he turned out to be incapable of decisive action and instead equivocated between the positions of both sides. In fact, John XXIII had referred to Paul when he was a Cardinal as his ‘Hamlet Cardinal.’ In the last year of Paul’s reign, the struggle intensified. Paul was nearly 80 years old and in poor health. The reactionary forces within the Church began maneuvering in an effort to elect a conservative Pope who would do away with the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. The liberals, on the other hand, were mostly outside Rome and only loosely organized. At the same time, the Church was in a state of economic crisis. The reforms of the Vatican Council had significantly increased the costs of administering the Church. Michele Sindona, a man with mafia

The Vatican press release about the cause of his death was proved to be, in large part, false. No official investigation was ever conducted and no autopsy was performed. Questions were raised in the press as to whether Pope John Paul I had been murdered and a battle developed among the Cardinals over the election of the next Pope. The play mirrors the confession of Cardinal Benelli, the man who had engineered the election of Pope John Paul I in 1978. That confession recounts the events that occurred before, during and immediately after the Pope’s 33-day reign, and Benelli’s ambition to become Pope himself. Reproduced by permission of Chichester Festival Theatre. PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE P 5

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Who’s Who DAVID SUCHET (Cardinal Benelli, United Kingdom). David is an Associate Artist and Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is best known around the world for his portrayal of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot having starred in all 74 Poirot TV films, which is the whole canon of Agatha Christie’s Poirot stories. Theatre credits include Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Apollo Theatre) nominated for Olivier Award — Best Actor; All My Sons (Apollo Theatre) nominated for Olivier Award/won Best Actor Critics’ Circle; Complicit (The Old Vic); The Last Confession (West End and Chichester Festival Theatre); Once in A Lifetime (Royal National Theatre); Man and Boy (West End and No. 1 Tour); The Play What I Wrote (West End); Amadeus (West End, London and Broadway) won Best Actor USA Award/nominated for Olivier and Evening Standard Awards, Tony nomination for Best Actor; Saturday, Sunday, Monday (Chichester Festival Theatre); George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Aldwych Theatre (won Critics’ Circle Award, nominated for Best Actor Evening Standard and Olivier Awards); What a Performance (Plymouth Theatre Royal and Queens Theatre); Oleanna (Royal Court and Duke of York’s — Best Actor, Royal Variety Club), Best Actor nomination Olivier Awards; Timon of Athens (Young Vic — Best Actor, Evening Standard Awards); Separation (Hampstead Theatre and Comedy Theatre — Olivier nomination for Best Actor). David has also acted extensively in regional theatres. An Associate Artist of The Royal Shakespeare Company, he has played Iago in Othello, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Caliban in The Tempest, Bolingbroke in Richard II, Angelo in Measure for Measure (all nominated for Olivier Best Actor Awards). Film/television credits include Effie, The Bank Job, Act of God, Foolproof, The In-Laws, Live From Baghdad, Sabotage, Wing Commander, A Perfect Murder, Sunday (winner of the Best Film at the Sundance Film Festival), Deadly Voyage, Executive Decision, The Lucona Affair, When the Whales Came, Gulag, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Song for Europe (Channel 4 — Best Actor

Award, RTS Awards), Falcon and the Snowman, The Last Innocent Man (HBO — Best Actor, Ace Awards), Red Monarch (Channel 4 — Best Actor Award, Marseilles Film Festival), A World Apart (Working Title — Best Actor nomination, BAFTA), Great Expectations (BBC 2), Richard II (BBC 2), Hidden (Origin Pictures/BBC 1), Going Postal (Sky), Diverted (TV film Shaftesbury Films/Big Tree Productions) Best Actor Gemini Award, Flood (Power), Henry VIII (Granada TV), George Carmen QC (BBC), NCS: The Series (BBC), The Way We Live Now (BBC) won Best Actor Olivier Awards, nomination Best Actor BAFTA Awards, Murder In Mind — ‘Teacher’ (BBC), NCS: Manhunt (BBC), Victoria & Albert (BBC & A&E), RKO281 (HBO), Seesaw (LWT), Solomon (Lux & TNT USA), Moses (Lux & TNT USA), Secret Agent (BBC), Separation (BBC), Bingo (BBC), Once in a Lifetime (BBC), Cause Célèbre (Anglia), Ulysees (LWT), Playing Shakespeare (LWT), Blott on the Landscape (BBC — Best Actor, BAFTA), The Life of Freud (BBC — Best Actor, RTS Awards), The Muse (BBC). David received an Emmy Award for his performance as Robert Maxwell in Maxwell on British and American television. Radio credits include The Kreutzer Sonata (Best Actor Award), Ironhand, First Night Impressions, The Merchant of Venice, Richard II, Debussy, Gorky on Tolstoy/Gorky on Chekhov, Wilkie Collins — Rich Pickings and Life of Chekhov. He has just finished recording the complete Bible — One Voice — One Bible. David has also been featured in many documentaries. David was awarded the CBE in 2011. DAVID BANNERMAN (Dr. Buzzonetti/ Priest, Understudy: Cardinal Jean Villot, Bishop Paul Marcinkus, Cardinal Pericle Felici, United Kingdom). Theatre includes West End: Werner Heisenburg in Copenhagen (Duchess & Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, Bamburg), Gunter Guillaume in Democracy (Wyndhams and National Theatre), End of the Rainbow (Trafalgar Studios), Uncle Vanya and Memory of Water (both at Vaudeville). Regional: Created the roles of Phil in Rents (Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, Lyric Hammersmith), Alistair

in The Sea Change, Sporous/Mother of Rome in Nero and the Golden House (Traverse, Edinburgh) and Tommy Ryden in Play Donkey (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh). Other roles include: Sloane in Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh), Michael in Dancing at Lughnasa, Franklin in Forty Years On (both at Palace Theatre, Westcliffe), Eric in The Old Country (U.K. Tour), Wagner/ Sloth in Doctor Faustus (Manchester Royal Exchange) and Boswell in The Office Suite (Chichester Theatre and Tour). Film credits include Peter the Great: Booked and The Gospel of John. Television includes Hamish in All at No. 20, Luke in Hard to Get, Matthew in Invitation to a Party, Chinese Detective, Taggart, Roughnecks, The Treachery Game, Off Peak and Between the Covers. More than 600 radio productions with lead roles in The Admirable Crichton, The Piano, Different States, The Pope’s Brother, Lost Fortnight, The Amazing Spiderman, One Night in Winter and Maybe. NIGEL BENNETT (Cardinal Villot, Canada). Nigel was born and raised in England, and moved to Canada nearly 30 years ago. He has appeared widely in film, television and on the stage in both countries. His stage credits in England include appearances at the Phoenix and Haymarket Theatres in Leicester, The Young Vic, Chester Playhouse, the Bristol Old Vic, Manchester Library Theatre, Contact Theatre and Wyndhams Theatre in the West End. In Canada, he has worked at The Neptune Theatre in Halifax, Ships Company Theatre, Stage West, The Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Manitoba Theatre Centre, The Grand Theatre London, Theatre Kingston and Theatre Aquarius in Hamilton. Nigel’s latest work has been at the Stratford Festival where he has appeared in Peter Pan, King of Thieves, Richard III, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Cymbeline, Measure For Measure, Mary Stuart and the world premiere of The Thrill by Judith Thompson. On television he has been a series regular in Forever Knight, Lexx, Psi Factor, Hotel Metropolitan, The Border and Murdoch Mysteries and has made numerous guest appearances in many, many other series. His film credits include The Skulls,

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Murder at 1600, Narrow Margin, Legends of the Fall, Die Darkman Die, Strike, The Corridor and The Crossing. He has been nominated for a Gemini Award four times and won once, and has won the ACTRA Maritimes Award for best actor twice. He is a published author and lives with his wife and daughter in Stratford. Website: blackhatstation.com. EZRA BIX (Guard/ Priest, Understudy: Cardinal Aloisio Lorscheider, Australia). Since graduating from NIDA, Ezra has worked on the international stage with companies such as IMG International, Melbourne Theatre Company and the London Repertory Theatre. He toured for many years throughout Asia in the threehander The Complete Works of William Shakespeare — Abridged and toured Australia last year with Yes, Prime Minister and The Club. Other recent theatre work includes Cromwell in A Man For All Seasons, MTC, Dr. Faustus in Wittenberg, Red Stitch and Nelson Algren in Simone de Beauvoir, Stork Theatre. Also: Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Wind In The Willows, Australian Shakespeare Company; The Heartbreak Kid, Monsters, Pr!ck — The Musical, Athenaeum Theatre; An Evening With Gary Lineker, Theatre Royal Northampton; The Virtuous Burglar, Oxford Playhouse; The Secret House, Earthly Paradise, Malthouse Theatre; The Great Gatsby, In Angel Gear, Sunset Children, Performing Arts Projects; Three Hotels, Thy Kingdom Come, Stingray, Rooted, La Mama; Six Degrees of Separation, Hobson’s Choice, Chapel Off Chapel; and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, 45 Downstairs. TV credits include Offspring, Rush, Satisfaction, The Secret Life Of Us, Bush Slam, Adam Hills, Murder Call, This Man …This Woman, Bootleg, Blue Heelers, Janus, Embassy, The Feds, The Flying Doctors, Kelly, All The Way, The Four Minute Mile, Always Afternoon, The Fast Lane, Vietnam, Cyclone Tracey, Col’n Carpenter and The Sullivans in Australia; Class Act, To Play The King and The Knock in the U.K. Feature film credits include Fever Pitch, Wilde, The Big Steal, Moonlite, Deeper Than Blue and The Real Thing.

PIER CARTHEW (Guard, Understudy: Monsignor Magee, Australia). Since graduating from The Actors Ensemble New York in 2001, Pier has performed on stage extensively in the USA and Australia including Filumena (Stanislavsky Theatre Studio, Washington DC), Waiting For Godot (The Actors Ensemble, New York), The Zoo Story (Fourdours Theatre), Lucky and Oh The Humanity (La Mama), Salome, Cageling and For a Better World (Griffin). For Shakespeare Alive (New York) he performed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pericles, Measure For Measure and Cymbeline. In 2013, Pier appeared in Story of O (The Rabble/MTC Neon), This Is Beautiful (Public Studio/Malthouse Helium), and his solo work Miracle Man (Sans Hotel), co-devised and directed by Nicola Gunn. On television he has appeared in City Homicide, Rush, Tangle, Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms, Gallipoli From Above, Mrs. Biggs and Paper Giants 2 Magazine Wars. KEVIN COLSON (Cardinal Baggio, Australia). Theatre credits include Summer Days Dream (Finborough Theatre); Feather Boy (Old Vic Theatre); The Beautiful People (Finborough Theatre); Old World (The Courtyard Theatre and Tour); Imagine This (Theatre Royal, Plymouth); Acquaintances (Pleasance Theatre); Hanging by a Thread (Almeida Theatre); Annie (Victoria Theatre and No. 1 Tour); Maddie (Lyric, Shaftesbury Avenue); Divorce Me Darling (Chichester Festival Theatre); Sleuth (Haymarket, Basingstoke); Rossini’s Cinderella (Vienna Festival/U.K. Tour/Royalty Theatre); Aspects of Love (London, Sydney, Broadway) Tony Award nomination; Chess (Prince Edward Theatre); A Tale of Two Cities (Palace Theatre); Queenie (Comedy Theatre); Cabaret (Palace Theatre); Carnival (Australian tour); Hamlet (Melbourne Theatre Company); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Melbourne Theatre Company); and many more. Film/ television credits include Hepizbah

(UTC); Hope Machine (Talkin Pictures); Trapped in Space (Warner/Road Show); Nightwatch; Star; Khartoum; Heartbeat (ITV); A Very British Sex Scandal (Channel 4); Doctors (BBC); Kings & Queens (Blakeway Productions); Dance to the Music of Time (Film Four); Police Rescue (BBC/ABC); and more. PHILIP CRAIG (The Confessor, Canada). Phil trained at The Drama Studio, London, England before going on to appear in theatres across North America including Henry IV Part I and II at the Stratford Festival, Journey’s End at the National Arts Centre and Henry IV at the New York Shakespeare Festival under the direction of Des McAnuff. He also appeared in Antigone as Chorus and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg as Brian, both of which earned him awards. Numerous film appearances include Cinderella Man, directed by Ron Howard and starring Russell Crowe, John Q with Denzel Washington, Owning Mahowny with Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Spider starring Ralph Fiennes and directed by David Cronenberg. Craig starred as Tommy Gorman in The Rocket: The Maurice Richard Story, Charles Binamé’s bio-pic of great Canadian hockey legend Maurice Richard, and was recently featured in The Time Traveler’s Wife playing Philip Abshire, father of Claire Abshire (portrayed by Rachel McAdams). He has just completed shooting season 2 of Hemlock Grove for Netflix and has lent his voice to countless radio and television commercial spots. Phil is very active in his community serving as Councillor, Town of Georgina. He cofounded The Georgina Military Museum with WW2 veteran Sam Doggart and is co-owner of Liberation Tours, a battlefield touring company. Phil is happily married for 25 years to Pauline and they have four beautiful teenage children. DONALD DOUGLAS (Pope Paul VI, United Kingdom). After graduating from Edinburgh College of Art, Donald won a scholarship to PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE P 7

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RADA, and began his professional career in 1960 with the RSC. His early TV appearances include War and Peace, Sense and Sensibility, Middlemarch and Poldark in which he played Capt. McNeill. More recently, he has appeared in Poirot, Taggart, Kavanagh, Bomber, Diana: Her True Story, Eastenders and The Armando Iannucci Show. His films include A Bridge Too Far, Give My Regards To Broad Street, She’s Been Away, Green Fingers, From Hell, Highlander III, and the two Bridget Jones films, playing Admiral Darcy, Colin Firth’s father. London theatre includes Poor Bitos, Boys In The Band, Savages, Gotcha, Mr. Cinders, Absurd Person Singular, and in New York, Medea. He and his partner have six daughters between them, and at the last count, five grandchildren. They live in France with two horses, one dog, two cats and six chickens. SHEILA FERRIS (Sister Vincenza, United Kingdom). Sheila trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has worked extensively in repertory theatres around the U.K. including Birmingham, Coventry, Liverpool, Leeds and Colchester, in Shakespeare, Ayckbourn, pantomines, musicals and comedies. She did two major U.K. tours with Trap for a Lonely Man and Happy Birthday. European tours include Measure for Measure (RSC), and West End credits include Rookery Nook (Her Majesty’s Theatre) and Shadowlands (Queen’s Theatre). Television credits include House of Elliot, Some Mother’s do Have ‘Em, Yes Minister, General Hospital, Graham’s Gang, Willy and Poirot. DAVID FERRY (Monsignor Magee, Understudy: Cardinal Giovanni Benelli, Canada). David has worked extensively as an award-winning actor on stage, television, radio and film in Canada and the U.S. (performing on and off-Broadway) in a career that has spanned 40 years. Recent theatre credits include George in Of Mice And Men; Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman (Victoria Critics

Choice Best Performance Award). He was featured in Richard III and Titus Andronicus and played Captain Ahab in Moby Dick for the Stratford Festival. In Toronto, David has been nominated multiple times for DORA best actor awards, winning for his work as Edward in Someone To Watch Over Me. He played The Professor in The Lesson; Ian in the Canadian premiere of Sarah Kane’s Blasted (for which he won the inaugural Toronto Critics Best Actor Award); Shannon in Night of the Iguana; Iago in Othello; Mike Daisey in The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs and Gordius Carbuncle in Eternal Hydra. He played Romeo in 2014 in The Last Days of Romeo and Juliet, a rendition of the classic which is set in a retirement home. He has worked extensively in film and TV as well, including An Officer and a Murderer; Man of the Year (with Robin Williams); Dolly in the cult hit Boondock Saints and its sequel All Saints Day. David was a regular on the CTV series Dan for Mayor and Across the River in Motor City. He has appeared in Suits, Haven and The Republic of Doyle. MARK HAMMERSLEY (Priest, Understudy: Father Lorenzi, Thomas, United Kingdom). Trained at the Arts Educational Schools London. Most recently, Mark originated the role of Brian Epstein in the world premiere of Backbeat, which played in London’s West End, Toronto and Los Angeles. Other theatre credits include Pygmalion (Garrick Theatre, West End); Blood Brothers (West End, National tour and United Arab Emirates premiere); The Shawshank Redemption (Wyndham’s Theatre, West End); The Alchemist (Theatre in the Mill); The Dumb Waiter (Etcetera Theatre). Mark is also an accomplished vocalist and voice-over artist and can be regularly heard in the Alphanim cartoon series Zap Jr. High. PETER HARDING (Cardinal Suenens, Understudy: Cardinal Albino Luciani, The Confessor, United Kingdom). Peter trained in London

at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, and after almost 40 years, his work includes in London: The Country Girl, Damn Yankees, Raisin In The Sun, Wilberforce, 1936, The Seven Year Itch, Henry VI Pt III (Pentonville Jail), The Romans In Britain and Othello (National Theatre), and President Roosevelt In Annie (Victoria Palace and national tour). Other U.K. theatre credits include Titus in Titus Andronicus, Elyot in Private Lives, Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird, Ray Say in The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice, Brighton Rock, The School For Scandal, Oleanna, Death Of A Salesman, Gaslight, The Man Who Had All The Luck, Broken Glass, Woman In Mind, Death And The Maiden, Death Of A Salesman, The Crucible, The Philadelphia Story, Breaking The Code, Henry V, As You Like It, The Merchant Of Venice and the USA university tour of Twelfth Night. Film and TV credits include General Von Schlieben In Spying On Hitler’s Army, Wilde, Claudia, Beautiful People, Nikolai, Killing Time, Young Soul Rebels, The Loss Of A Personal Friend, Casualty, Murphy’s Law, New Tricks, King Of The Ghetto, Eastenders, Coronation Street, The Bill, Pie In The Sky, Emmerdale, Bergerac, Peak Practice, Ruth Rendell Mysteries, Wycliffe, Holby City, Dream Team, Birds Of A Feather, Open Space, Goodbye My Love, The Fourth Floor, The Fallen Curtain And Jack The Ripper In Wedekind’s Lulu. Frequent radio drama appearances include Donation, Black Tuesday, The Influence, The Devil’s Province, A Vital Flaw, Other People, Moving Along and Guys And Dolls - all for BBC. MARVIN ISHMAEL (Thomas, Understudy: Cardinal Bernardin Gantin, Dr. Buzzonetti, Canada). Marvin Ishmael is a Dora Mavor Moore award-winning playwright, actor, director and the founder of We Are One Theatre Productions. Originally from Trinidad, he graduated from Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto in 1980 and also holds a master’s from York University 2011. As founder and artistic director of We Are One Theatre Productions, he has written 16 plays, all produced in Canada and the USA. His plays have been nominated for three Dora Mavor Moore Awards with My

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Father My Hero winning one in 1996/97. Most recently, Marvin was seen on stage in Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth with Canadian Stage and Romeo and Juliet with Manitoba Theatre Centre. He has played at Canadian Stage, The National Art Centre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, The Centaur Theatre, The Grand, Arts Club, Young Peoples’ Theatre and Factory Theatre. In 2004, he was the only Canadian with a lead role in the Broadway musical Bombay Dreams. On screen Marvin regularly recurs on Degrassi: The Next Generation and was a series regular on Testees on FX/Showcase. He can also be seen in C’est Gars La (with international comedian Sugar Sammy), King, Rookie Blue, The Border and Sanctuary. ROY LEWIS (Cardinal Bernardin Gantin, Canada). Roy Lewis has spent 12 seasons at the Stratford Festival in Canada. His credits include Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Norfolk in A Man For All Seasons, Cyclops in Derek Walcott’s The Odyssey and the Executioner in The Three Musketeers. Other acting roles of note include Prospero in The Tempest, Howlin Wolf for the Blues Project, Martin Luther King in Jeff Stetson’s The Meeting, Baron Van Switen in Amadeus, Posthumus in Cymbeline, Lightbourne in Edward II and Mr. Visconti in Travels With My Aunt. He has worked extensively in film, radio and television and is a published author. His collection of poetry, With You The Moments Of My Life Are Fading, is available through Blaurock Press. He is a founding member of the Obsidian Theatre Company. Roy lives in a small house the size of a postage stamp, with an equally small garden in the backyard, somewhere in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. BERNARD LLOYD (Cardinal Ottaviani, United Kingdom). Trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and more than 52 years in the profession, Bernard has appeared extensively on stage with such world renowned companies as The Royal

Shakespeare (RSC), The National Theatre (NT), The English Shakespeare Company (ESC), The West Yorkshire Playhouse (WYP) and The Chichester Festival Theatre. RSC credits include Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, Troilus and Cressida, The Winter’s Tale, Richard II, Romeo and Juliet, A Doll’s House, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Henry IV (parts I and 2), The Lower Depths, The Merchant of Venice, London Assurance, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the musical Poppy. Other credits include Coriolanus and The Winter’s Tale (ESC), The Fawn and Le Cid (NT), Fiddler on the Roof and King Lear (WYP), Nicholas Nickleby and Pravda (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Last Confession (Chichester Festival Theatre and Theatre Royal Haymarket) and Man and Superman (Ottawa Arts Centre). Musicals include The Beggar’s Opera, Threepenny Opera, Bells are Ringing, Jorrocks, Time and 1776. Film and TV credits include The Young Victoria, A Christmas Carol, Poirot, Lewis, Inspector Morse, The Signalman, Casualty, Trial & Retribution and Midsomer Murders. STUART MILLIGAN (Bishop Marcinkus, United States of America). Stuart was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Denver, Colorado. Television credits include Arthur O’Neill in The Assets (ABC Television), General Badger in Tank Commander (BBC Scotland), Garfield in Land Girls (BBC), Adam Klaus in Jonathan Creek (BBC), President Richard Nixon in Doctor Who (BBC), Webster in Lewis (ITV), Thomas Paine in The Romantics, Mr. Hindsecker in Midsomer Murders. Theatre credits include Gyp DiCarlo in Jersey Boys (London West End), Joe Keller in All My Sons (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh), Mr. Robinson in The Graduate (London West End), Cord Elam in Oklahoma! (National Theatre), Ed in The Fishing Trip (Croydon Warehouse), Tommy Boatright in The Normal Heart (Royal Court/London West End), Walter/Victor in The Price (Library Theatre, Manchester), Richard in Owen Meany (National Theatre), Lank in Crazy For You (London West End), Owen Musser in The Foreigner (London West End) and The Last Confession (Chichester Festival Theatre and Theatre Royal Haymarket). Film credits include

Arnold Weiss in Festival, Captain Johnson in Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Prime in Dead End, Frank Di Martini in 9/11 Twin Towers, Ron in Prague Duet, Dale Kruse in Into Thin Air, Whitten in Spy Game, Art in But Beautiful. Stuart is also a frequent contributor to BBC Radio. www. stuartmilligan.com. RICHARD O’CALLAGHAN (Cardinal Albino Luciani, United Kingdom). Richard is pleased to be returning to the cast of The Last Confession and the part of Cardinal Luciani which he originally created. Theatre credits include Haunting Julia (Hall & Childs); Our Brother David (Watford Palace Theatre); King Lear (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Story of Vasco (The Orange Tree Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night (the Open Air Theatre, Regents Park); Comedy of Errors, Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare Globe Theatre); 5/11, King Lear (Chichester Festival Theatre); Sitting Pretty (Watford Palace Theatre); Educating Rita (Liverpool Playhouse); Amadeus (Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket); Butley (Criterion Theatre/ American Film Theatre); Three Months Gone (The Royal Court Theatre). Film/ television credits include Galileo; Carry on at your Convenience, Carry on Loving (Carry On films); Red Dwarf; with many guest spots including Casualty, New Tricks, Midsomer Murders. JOHN O’MAY (Cardinal Felici, Australia). John has worked in all areas of the entertainment industry encompassing music theatre, cabaret, drama, opera, concerts, comedy, radio, writing and directing. His music theatre credits include Godspell, The 20’s And All That Jazz, Seven Little Australians (which he also directed), HMS Pinafore, Crazy For You, The Merry Widow, A Little Night Music (for which he won his first Green Room Award for Leading Male Performer), The Phantom of the Opera (in the roles of both M. Firmin and M. Andre), Mamma Mia! and The Light In PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE P 9

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The Piazza (produced, directed and starred in this award-winning show’s only Australian production). John participated in the workshop of a new Australian work, Dreamsong, and then starred in the lead role of Georges in La Cage aux Folles. He has also worked extensively with the Melbourne and Sydney theatre companies. For the Production Company, John has played Major Bouvier/Norman Vincent Peale in Grey Gardens, Elijah Whitney in Anything Goes, General Harrison Howell/Harry Trevor in Kiss Me, Kate and Nicky Arnstein in Funny Girl. His film and TV credits include A Heartbeat Away, City Homicide, The Games, Carson’s Law, Between Wars and Starstruck. More recently, John played the role of Captain Bracket in the acclaimed Opera Australia production of South Pacific and has just completed a six-month season with The Phantom of the Opera, touring Bangkok, Singapore and Shanghai. John has been a proud member of Actor’s Equity since September, 1972. SAM PARKS (Father Lorenzi, Understudy: Cardinal Leo Suenens, Cardinal Sebastiano Baggio, United Kingdom). Theatre includes Snow Gorilla (Rose Theatre Kingston), Café Chaos (The Kosh U.K. Tour), Johnny Come Lately (Coal Theatre/Royal Exchange Manchester), You Can’t Take It With You (Royal Exchange Manchester), Smash! (Menier Chocolate Factory), Burn My Heart (Trestle Theatre U.K. Tour), Epic (Theatre 503), The Critic (Chichester Festival Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Timon Of Athens (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre), I Am Shakespeare (Chichester Festival Theatre), Oliver Twist (Manchester Library Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Derby Playhouse), The Tempest and Two Noble Kinsmen (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre), A Fool And His Money (Nottingham Playhouse). Television includes The Bill, The Chase, Life Begins, Harry and Cosh, Judge John Deed, London’s Burning, Family Affairs, Silent Witness. Film includes Les Misérables, Kevin and Perry Go Large. Radio: From Abstraction and The Franchise Affair, both for BBC Radio 4.

GEORGE SPARTELS (Cardinal Lorscheider, Understudy: Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani, Pope Paul VI, Australia). George Spartels is well-known to Australian audiences of all ages. From his long-term appearance on ABC’s Play School to his role as Benito Alessi on Neighbours, George’s contribution to Australian film, television and theatre spans more than 30 years. On stage, George has appeared with the major State Theatre companies and played many diverse roles. Theatrical highlights include Godspell (original Melbourne production), Hamlet (STC), Chicago (STC), Signal Driver (QTC), Romeo & Juliet (State Theatre SA), The Levine Comedy (MTC), Mike Leigh’s Greek Tragedy in Sydney, Edinburgh and London, and most recently, Losing Louis at Ensemble and The Spook for Belvoir Street Theatre. George has also appeared in Stool Pigeon, a one-man show for the Sydney Festival. Television appearances include All Saints, Homicide, Cop Shop, GP, All Saints, Fallen Angels, Rafferty’s Rules, The Great Bookie Robbery, The Sullivans and Sweet and Sour. His film roles include Blame it on Burumba, Seeing Red, Mad Max III — Beyond Thunderdome, Out of it and Kick. Most recently, George has appeared in Channel 7’s Packed to the Rafters. JONATHAN CHURCH (Director). Artistic Director of Salisbury Playhouse (1995-1999), Associate Director of Hampstead Theatre (1999-2001), and Artistic Director of Birmingham Repertory Theatre (2001-2006). Currently Artistic Director Chichester Festival Theatre (2006-Present). West End productions include Singin’ in the Rain (Palace Theatre), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Duchess Theatre), Of Mice and Men (Savoy Theatre and The Old Vic), The Witches (Wyndhams Theatre), A Busy Day (Lyric Theatre), The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, (Gielgud Theatre). International productions include The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto), Singin’ in The Rain (Tokyo). National touring productions include Singin’ In The Rain, The Grapes of Wrath, The Crucible, The Witches, Of Mice and Men, The Diary of Anne Frank, Hobson’s

Choice, God and Stephen Hawking, Romeo and Juliet, The Circle and Master Class. As Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre Jonathan has directed Amadeus, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Singin’ in the Rain, The Critic/The Real Inspector Hound (co-directed with Sean Foley), The Grapes of Wrath, The Circle, Hobson’s Choice, Pravda, and co-directed with Philip Franks, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. Recent West End transfers from Chichester (as originating producer) include The Pajama Game directed by Richard Eyre (Shaftsbury Theatre), Kiss Me Kate directed by Trevor Nunn (Old Vic), Sweeney Todd directed by Jonathan Kent (Adelphi Theatre), Love Story directed by Rachel Kavanagh (Duchess Theatre), ENRON directed by Rupert Goold (Coward Theatre, BAM and Broadway), Macbeth directed by Rupert Goold (Gielgud Theatre and Broadway), King Lear directed by Angus Jackson (Chichester and BAM). Other productions directed include The Life of Galileo, Promises and Lies, Elizabeth Rex, Hobson’s Choice, Of Mice and Men, Private Lives, Closer, Peter Pan, The David Hare Trilogy, The Norman Conquests, The Crucible and The Witches (Birmingham Rep), A Busy Day (Bristol Old Vic), You Be Ted and I’ll Be Sylvia (Hampstead Theatre), The Crucible (Birmingham Old Rep), The Rover, The Banished Cavaliers, The Merchant of Venice, The Rehearsal, The Double Inconstancy, Disappearances, Racing Demon, The Cherry Orchard, Romeo and Juliet, The Alchemical Wedding, Colombe (Salisbury Playhouse). ROGER CRANE (Playwright). Roger is a lawyer. This is his first play. He is extremely pleased that this production is embarking on such a grand tour. WILLIAM DUDLEY (Designer). William Dudley’s distinguished career as a designer of theatre and opera has been recognized with seven Olivier Awards and a further seven nominations. He has designed more than 60 productions at the National Theatre, including The Mysteries, Undiscovered Country, Coast of Utopia, The Critic, Pygmalion and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. At the Royal Court he designed Duchess of Malfi, Hamlet (Drama Award), Kafka’s Dick and Hitchcock Blonde (Olivier Award). Work at the RSC includes Julius Caesar (also

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New York), Merry Wives of Windsor (Olivier Award), Twelfth Night, Richard II & III and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. West End productions include End of the Rainbow; All My Sons; Carousel; Woman in White; I Claudius; Mutiny!; Kiss Me, Kate; A Streetcar Named Desire; My Night with Reg and Lenny, many of which transferred to the USA. Dudley designed the sets for Roman Polanski’s acclaimed musical The Dance of the Vampires (Vienna and Berlin), The Ship (for European Cultural Capital Glasgow 1990), Peter Pan (Kensington Gardens, O2 and U.S. tour), and The Beggar’s Opera (Regent’s Park). Opera designs include Der Ring (Bayreuth); Un Ballo in Maschera (Salzburg); Billy Budd (Metropolitan Opera); Lucia di Lammermoor (Opéra National de Paris); Der Rosenkavalier and Ron Giovanni (Royal Opera House); The Silver Tassie (English National Opera) and The Seraglio (Glyndebourne). He won a BAFTA for Persuasion (BBC TV and U.S. cinema). Other work includes Fortune’s Fool at the Old Vic, Uncle Vanya at the Print Room and he was just awarded the French Opera Critics Award for his CGI designs for Sunday in the Park with George at the Théâtre du Châtelet. PETER MUMFORD (Lighting Designer). Recent theatre includes King Kong (Global Creatures/Australia) — 2013 Helpmann Award Nomination for Best Lighting Design; Ghosts, Stephen Ward, Old Times, Top Hat, Jumpy, Absent Friends, Much Ado About Nothing, The Lion In Winter, The Misanthrope, An Ideal Husband, Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, Prick Up Your Ears, A View From the Bridge (West End); Circle Mirror Transformation, In the Republic of Happiness, Love and Information, Jumpy, Our Private Life, Sucker Punch, Cock, The Seagull, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, Dying City (and set) (Royal Court Theatre); Scenes from an Execution, Twelfth Night, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Reporter, The Hothouse (National Theatre); The Dark Earth and the Light Sky (Almeida); Heartbreak House, King Lear (Chichester Festival Theatre and BAM); Bull, A Taste of Honey, Betrayal (Sheffield Crucible); A Streetcar Named Desire (Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis); set and lighting design for Mojo (Theatre-Rites); The Last of the Duchess (Hampstead Theatre). Opera and dance credits include Madama Butterfly, Faust, Carmen, Peter Grimes, 125th Gala (New York Met); Eugene Onegin (LA

Opera); The Soldier’s Tale and Pierrot Lunaire (Chicago Symphony); Passion (Minnesota Opera); The Damnation of Faust, Lucrezia Borgia, Madam Butterfly, Bluebeard’s Castle (English National Opera); La Cenerentola (Glyndebourne); Carmen (also set design), Petrushka (Scottish Ballet); Faster, E=mc2, Take Five (Birmingham Royal Ballet); Il trovatore (Paris); Fidelio, Two Widows, Don Giovanni, The Ring (Scottish Opera); Midsummer Marriage (Chicago Lyric Opera); Eugene Onegin and The Bartered Bride (Royal Opera House). Currently directing/designing a concert version of The Ring Cycle for Opera North. Co-directed and designed sets/lighting for L’Heure Espagnole and L’Enfant et les sortilèges (Opera Zuid). Awards include 1995 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for The Glass Blew In (Siobhan Davies) and Fearful Symmetries (Royal Ballet), 2003 Olivier Lighting Award for The Bacchai (National Theatre). Knight of Illumination Award 2010 for Sucker Punch at the Royal Court. www. petermumford.info. FOTINI DIMOU (Costume Designer). Trained in Fine Art in Brussels before studying Theatre Design at the Central St. Martin’s School of Art and Design. After her studies in the U.K., she went to New York where she started designing for off-Broadway productions and later for regional theatres all over the U.S. After five years she returned to the U.K. where she remained and worked for companies including the RSC, the National Theatre, the Royal Court, Chichester Festival Theatre, and designed for several U.K. tours as well as London’s West End. She has also designed sets and costumes for ballet, modern dance and opera as well as costumes for feature films and television. Designs for feature films include The Browning Version, Ripley’s Game and Skin. Recent work includes costume design for the dance pieces Phaedra, Illuminations and Holderlin Fragments for the Richard Alston Dance Company at the Barbican Theatre. Set and costumes for Variations on a Theme at the Finborough theatre, costume designs for Puccini’s opera Manon Lescaut directed by Richard Eyre for Baden Baden Festspielhaus, which is due to also open at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 2016. Upcoming work includes costumes for Amadeus for the Chichester Festival Theatre

directed by Jonathan Church. Fotini was the Costume Designer for The Last Confession at Chichester Festival Theatre and the Theatre Royal Haymarket. DOMINIC MULDOWNEY (Music Composer). Dominic Muldowney became Director of Music at the National Theatre in 1981, and held the post for 16 years. He has amassed a formidable list of accomplishments over the past three decades for films, television and theatre — his score for Michael Radford’s film of George Orwell’s 1984 remains one of the most unique film soundtracks ever to be recorded. His series of classical concertos for violin, saxophone, percussion, oboe and piano have been performed by some of the U.K.’s major orchestras, yet he is equally at home writing and arranging for artists such as David Bowie and Sting. Dominic’s film and TV credits include Betrayal (Harold Pinter — director David Jones), 1984 (director Mike Radford), The Beggar’s Opera (director Richard Eyre), Defence Of The Realm (director David Drury), Tales From Hollywood (director Howard Davies), Emma (director Richard Eyre), Sharpe Series (director Tom Clegg), King Lear (director Richard Eyre), Tales From Hollywood (director Howard Davies), Black Daises For The Bride (director Peter Symes), The Peacock Spring (director Christopher Morahan), Bloody Sunday (director Paul Greengrass), War Oratorio (director James Kent), Margaret (director James Kent), Wallander (director Aisling Walsh). Dominic’s theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet (Globe), Cyrano (NT), Death of a Salesman (Birmingham), Gethsemane (NT), King Lear (NT), Moon for the Misbegotten (Old Vic and Broadway), Never So Good (NT), Remembrance of Things Past (NT), Present Laughter (NT), Philistines (NT), The Last Confession (Chichester and West End), Vincent in Brixton (NT and West End), House of Special Purpose (Chichester), All My Sons (West End). JOSH LIEBERT (Sound System Designer for Sound Associates Inc.). Josh Liebert has been with Sound Associates Inc. for the last seven years. Designs for Sound Associates include the 2014 Roundabout Gala honouring Sam Mendes with Bernadette Peters and Alan Cumming, the 2013 Serioüs Fun Gala with Stevie Wonder, Ingrid PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE P 11

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Michelson and Suzanne Vega; Ragtime and The Ghosts of Versailles at the Manhattan School of Music (with Domonic Sack). Recent designs include The Story of my Life at the Delaware Theatre Company, Central Avenue Breakdown in Daegu, South Korea and the 2011-2012 European tour of Ain’t Misbehavin’ (directed by Richard Maltby). Other off-Broadway designs include The Other Josh Cohen, Son of A Gun, 40 Weeks, Emily: An Amythest Remembrance, Refuge of Lies, Surviving Billy Boy, Sessions, Every Girl Gets Her Man. Regional designs include South Pacific (Delaware Theatre Company); Ice Glen, King John, The Taming of the Shrew, Martha Mitchell Calling and Kerfol (Shakespeare & Co.); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Studio Players); Beauty and the Beast (Cumberland County Playhouse); Evita, Crazy for You and A Chorus Line (Surflight Theatre). Associate Designer (Broadway): A Night With Janis Joplin, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Assistant Sound Designer (Broadway): Relatively Speaking, Baby it’s You, La Bête, Irena’s Vow. MFA: CCM; BFA: Ithaca College. Thanks as always to Chris Cronin and the rest of the SAI team; and to Mark, Judi and Ben for their eternal support. POTI MARTIN (Associate Sound Designer). Poti Martin was born in Madrid. Worked in London in Boundary Row Studios for three years, being the resident sound engineer. Later he had his own P.A. company and a recording studio in Madrid. Between 2003 and 2011 he has been working for Stage Entertainment Spain, as sound supervisor, being involved as sound designer, associate designer or assistant designer in shows like Cats (Madrid), Cabaret (Madrid and Spanish tour), Mamma Mia! (Madrid, Barcelona and Spanish tour), The Graduate (Madrid), Victor Victoria (Madrid), The Producers (Madrid), Jesus Christ Superstar (Madrid and Spanish tour), Beauty And The Beast (Madrid and Barcelona), High School Musical (Spanish tour), Saturday Night Fever (Madrid and Spanish tour), Chicago (Madrid and Spanish tour), Les Misérables (Madrid). Poti was associate sound designer for The Sound Of Music (Moscow) and associate sound designer for Mamma Mia! (Aarhus). SIMON MARLOW for CROSBIE MARLOW (Production Manager London,

Toronto and Los Angeles). Stewart Crosbie and Simon Marlow have worked together as Crosbie Marlow Associates since 1993. Both worked for English National Opera and Scottish Opera before forming their own company. Previous productions include Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King in London, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard (U.K. Tour), Jesus Christ Superstar (U.K. Tour), The Beautiful Game, and 15 international productions of The Phantom of the Opera. Other West End productions include Showboat, Notre Dame De Paris, Napoleon, Lautrec, The Full Monty, Mamma Mia!, Contact, The Graduate, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Lady in the Van, The Caretaker, The Play What I Wrote, The Breath of Life, Closer to Heaven, Rebecca, Art, Beautiful and Damned, Death of a Salesman, Ducktastic, I am My Own Wife, Heroes, Daddy Cool, Dirty Dancing, Spamalot, The Lord of the Rings, The Lady from Dubuque, Brief Encounter, Equus, God of Carnage, Deathtrap, Hairspray, Jersey Boys, Sister Act, Rock of Ages, The Lady Killers, Ghost The Musical, Viva Forever and Stephen Ward The Musical. The company has technically managed 19 international productions of Mamma Mia! www.crosbiemarlow.com. TRIUMPH ENTERTAINMENT (Producer Paul Elliott & Duncan C. Weldon). Produced together for 10 years from 1967 and again from 2001 as Triumph Entertainment Ltd. They have produced or co-produced 350 London productions. Paul Elliott: Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story; Jolson (Olivier Award for Best Musical in 1997); Kat And The Kings (Olivier Award for Best Musical in 1999); The Goodbye Girl; Run For Your Wife; Stones In His Pockets (Olivier and Evening Standard Award in 2001); and The Shawshank Redemption. Paul has also produced more than 450 pantomimes. His first play, a comedy, There’s No Place Like a Home, has been produced for two U.K. tours. Duncan C. Weldon: Theatre Royal Haymarket productions 1975 to 1995 include: Heartbreak House; Long Days Journey Into Night; Way Of The World; Man And Superman, The Apple Cart; Sweet Bird Of Youth; Waters Of The Moon and Old Times. With The Peter Hall Company: Orpheus Descending; The Merchant Of Venice. Duncan was the director of Chichester Festival Theatre from 1995 to 1997. Other productions include:

Strange Interlude; Aren’t We All?; Wild Honey; Pygmalion; A Walk In The Wood; Beethoven’s Tenth; Breaking The Code; Half Life; American Buffalo; Early Days; Circe & Bravo; Enigmatic Variations. Together: Backbeat (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto and Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, with Karl Sydow); Private Lives (Vaudeville Theatre, London, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto and Music Box Theatre, New York); The Hollow Crown; Grease; Hedda Gabler; 13 Rue de L’Amour; Richard III; The Importance Of Being Earnest; Private Lives (Tony Award for Best Revival in 2002); Stones In His Pockets (USA); My One And Only; The Hollow Crown; The Tempest; The Master Builder; Coriolanus; The Merry Wives Of Windsor; Suddenly Last Summer; Thoroughly Modern Millie; The Birthday Party; The Philadelphia Story; As You Desire Me; The Best Of Friends; The Last Confession; Nicholas Nickleby (London/Toronto); Macbeth (London/New York); Waiting For Godot (Theatre Royal Haymarket and Australia); Haunted; When We Are Married (Garrick Theatre); Blithe Spirit (Apollo Theatre); and Pygmalion (Garrick Theatre). TINDERBOX PRODUCTIONS (Producer Liza McLean). Liza McLean has worked in the entertainment industry in Australia and overseas for the past 20 years, working and collaborating with extraordinary producers and some of the world’s finest actors, singers, musicians and performers. She is the sole director of Tinderbox Productions and has a company, Kay & McLean Productions, with producing partner Andrew Kay. Tinderbox Productions credits include The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Executive Producer 2013 Helpmann Awards, The 39 Steps Australia & Hong Kong, Talking Heads starring Brenda Blethyn & Sigrid Thornton, The Hobbit, Dorothy the Dinosaur’s Dance Party USA tour and Humphrey in Rock Around the Magic Forest Clock. Consulting Producer Paco Pena A Compas! to the Rhythm and Tango Fire. Associate Producer Shaolin Warriors Legends of Kung Fu. Tour Producer The Ten Tenors 2006 and Supervising Producer The Misfits. Kay & McLean Productions Australian and New Zealand credits include Jerry Hall as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate Melbourne 2013 and Perth 2010. In 2013 Tubular Bells ‘For Two’ in association with Places & Spaces, My First Time

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starring Sharon Millerchip and Josef Ber with the Sydney Opera House. In 2012, with Glynis Henderson Productions, The Spaghetti Western Orchestra. In 2011 the exclusive Sydney season of The Bridge Projects’ Richard III starring Kevin Spacey, Magic Flute, Impempe Yomlingo as part of the Melbourne Festival, James Rhodes and Haunted starring Brenda Blethyn. In 2010 Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot starring Ian McKellen, Roger Rees and Matthew Kelly. Other theatrical credits include Warriors of Brazil 2010, Meow Meow Feline Intimate 2009, Secret Bridesmaids’ Business 2009. Liza McLean for Tinderbox Productions is responsible for all financial management on the above KMP productions. As Associate Producer for ICA Presents Pty Ltd, Bed Among the Lentils and Soldiering On, two of the Talking Heads series monologues, starring Dame Maggie Smith and Margaret Tyzack, The Hollow Crown, starring Dame Diana Rigg, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Donald Sinden and the late Ian Richardson, The Importance of Being Earnest starring Patricia Routledge with Triumph Entertainment. The Blue Room starring Sigrid Thornton and Marcus Graham and Masterclass starring Amanda Muggleton. TRH PRODUCTIONS (Producer Arnold M. Crook and Nigel Everett). Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions has produced and collaborated on many productions over the years. Their most recent credits include in 2007 a season of plays under the Artistic Directorship of Jonathan Kent including, Wycherley’s The Country Wife, Edward Bond’s The Sea, and Marguerite, a world premiere from the composers of Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and Martin Guerre. A season led by Sean Mathias who directed the acclaimed sell-out production of Beckett’s Waiting For Godot starring Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart and Ronald Pickup followed by Samuel Adamson’s adaptation of the Truman Capote novella, Breakfast at Tiffanys. A third season led by Sir Trevor Nunn included the phenomenally successful Flare Path, as part of the Rattigan centenary, starring Sienna Miller, James Purefoy and Sheridan Smith (which won her an Olivier award), Sir Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead with Samuel Barnett and Jamie Parker, followed by The Tempest starring Ralph Fiennes and Nicholas Lyndhurst, and finally James

Goldman’s The Lion in Winter starring Robert Lindsay and Joanna Lumley. In 2011, they co-produced Pygmalion, which starred Rupert Everett and Kara Tointon, and in 2013, TRH Productions co-produced Barking in Essex, a new comedy by Clive Exton starring Lee Evans, Sheila Hancock and Keeley Hawes at the Wyndhams Theatre. They are currently the lead producers of Fatal Attraction, directed by Trevor Nunn. It stars Natasha McElthone, Mark Bazeley and Kristin Davis at the Theatre Royal Haymarket which is playing until June 2014. TRH Productions co-produced the highly successful London season of The Last Confession at the Haymarket Theatre. KARL SYDOW (Producer). Productions planned this year include This May Hurt A Bit by Stella Feehily at the St. James Theatre and the international Out of Joint tour of the centennial production of Under Milk Wood. U.K. credits include Our Country’s Good and Our Ajax by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Backbeat (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow & The Duke of York’s Theatre, London); Dish Of Tea With Dr. Johnson directed by Max Stafford Clark, The Line by Timberlake Wertenbaker; Memory by Johnathan Lichtenstein, directed by Terry Hands; Triptych by Edna O’Brien, Ring Round The Moon by Jean Anouilh and adapted by Christopher Fry at the Playhouse, Jenufa by Timberlake Wertenbaker directed by Irina Brown at the Arcola Theatre. Dirty Dancing at the Aldwych Theatre, London, which achieved the largest advance sales in the history of the West End, the London and Sydney production of Dance of Death with Sir Ian McKellen, Francis de la Tour and Owen Teale, And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, Bea Arthur At The Savoy, Auntie And Me, with Alan Davies and Maggie Tyzack at the Wyndham’s, Michael Moore, Live! at the Roundhouse, the West End premiere of Noel Coward’s Semi Monde, Kevin Elyot’s Mouth To Mouth at the Albery Theatre with Lyndsay Duncan and Michael Maloney, David Mamet’s Speed The Plow with Mark Strong, Patrick Marber and Kimberly Williams; Drummers by Simon Bennet and Some Explicit Polaroids by Mark Ravenhill (winner of the Evening Standard Award as Most Promising Newcomer) both directed by Max Stafford-Clark for Out of Joint, Macbeth with Rufus

Sewell at the Queens Theatre, A Swell Party a celebration of Cole Porter at the Vaudeville Theatre, Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good (nominated for six Tony Awards and received the Olivier Award for Best Play and the New York Critics’ Circle Award for Best Foreign Play), Hysteria (Best Comedy, Olivier Awards), and an adaptation of Sue Townsend’s novel The Queen And I which was Out of Joint’s inaugural production. Karl was a founding member and continues to serve on the board of Out of Joint, the U.K.’s leading producer of new writing for the theatre founded by Max Stafford Clark after serving for 13 years as Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre. Broadway credits include The Seagull featuring Kristin Scott Thomas and Carey Mulligan; All My Sons with Katie Holmes; American Buffalo by David Mamet; Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker (six Tony nominations, New York Critics’ Circle Award Best Foreign Play, Olivier Award Best Play). Other New York credits include at BAM the NT’s production of Happy Days by Samuel Beckett featuring Fiona Shaw directed by Deborah Warner, Haunted by Edna O’Brien featuring Brenda Blethyn; Terra Haute by Edmond White with Peter Eyre; North America: Backbeat at The Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto and at the Ahmanson Theatre in L.A. Karl also served as a director of Renaissance Film Company. He continues to act as an independent film and theatre producer; projects with David Parfitt, his colleague from Renaissance for Trademark Films are A Bunch Of Amateurs by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman featuring Burt Reynolds, Sir Derek Jacobi, Imelda Staunton and Samantha Bond. Other Trademark Films include My Week With Marilyn featuring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Dominic Cooper, Emma Watson and Dame Judi Dench. Parade’s End, screenplay by Sir Tom Stoppard for the BBC and The Wipers Times, screenplay by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman for the BBC. NICOLA SEED (Production Associate, Triumph Entertainment) has worked for Triumph Entertainment since 2012, on the international transfers of Backbeat to the Royal Alexandra, Toronto and the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles. Other work includes Associate General PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE P 13

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Manager of the Olivier Awards 2013, Project Manager of TheatreCraft 2013 and Central Coordinator of the Victory Ceremonies at London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Production credits as an Independent Producer include Too True To Be Good, Accolade, Drama at Inish, The Drawerboy and A Life, all at the Finborough Theatre, London. Nicola is producing the upcoming revival of Accolade by Emlyn Williams at the St James Theatre, London in November 2014.

the Olivier Award-winning production Goodnight Mister Tom. The highly acclaimed production of King Lear with Frank Langella completed a limited New York run in February 2014. For more information, go to cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE. Chichester Festival Theatre is one of the U.K.’s flagship theatres with an international reputation for producing work of the highest quality, ranging from large-scale musicals to distinguished dramas. Festival 2014 is a landmark season for Chichester. It marks the reopening of the newly refurbished Chichester Festival Theatre, following a major capital project, RENEW, to restore and upgrade its Grade II* listed building. Chichester Festival Theatre can now proudly match its world-class artistic reputation with world-class spaces. The Festival Theatre will reopen in July with a major new production of Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus directed by Jonathan Church with Rupert Everett as Salieri. The season also includes two award-winning Broadway musicals (Guys and Dolls, Gypsy), world premieres (Pressure, Pitcairn, Taken at Midnight) and compelling drama (Stevie, Frankie & Johnny in the Clair De Lune, Miss Julie, Black Comedy, An Ideal Husband). The season ends with CFT’s ever-popular Youth Theatre filling the new stage with 101 Dalmatians. During 2014, Chichester Festival Theatre productions will continue to be seen by the widest possible audience beyond West Sussex. Singin’ in the Rain continues its U.K. tour until October 2014 and Barnum begins a U.K. tour in the autumn. The Pajama Game will play at the Shaftesbury Theatre in the West End and Another Country will open at the Trafalgar Studios for limited seasons. The Last Confession, directed by Jonathan Church, will tour to Canada, America and Australia. Private Lives was recently broadcast at cinemas throughout the U.K. In 2013, the Theatre’s West End transfers included The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Singin’ in the Rain (currently touring in the U.K.), Private Lives, Kiss Me, Kate and

MICHAEL RITCHIE (Artistic Director) is in his ninth season as Center Theatre Group’s Artistic Director, and has led over 170 productions to the Ahmanson, Taper and Douglas stages since his arrival in 2005. From 1996 to 2004 Michael was the Producer of the Williamstown Theatre Festival and prior to that he was a Production Stage Manager in NYC. At CTG, he premiered six musicals that moved to Broadway — The Drowsy Chaperone (which won ® 13 Tony Award nominations), Curtains (eight Tony nominations) 13, 9 to 5: The Musical, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Leap of Faith. He has produced 39 world premieres including the musicals Minsky’s, Venice and Sleeping Beauty Wakes, and the plays Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (a Pulitzer Prize finalist that also moved to Broadway), Water & Power and Yellow Face, and he presented a broad range of plays and musicals ranging from Dead End to The Black Rider to Edward Scissorhands to blockbusters such as God of Carnage, Mary Poppins, Jersey Boys and August: Osage County. In addition, Michael inaugurated CTG’s New Play Production Program, designed to foster the development and production of new work.

Sir William Castell Chairman Artistic Director Jonathan Church Executive Director Alan Finch FOR CENTER THEATRE GROUP

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 nonprofit 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 post-graduate coursework and credentials. He currently serves on the board of directors for Entertainment Industry Foundation, Theatre @ Boston Court, and United Support of Artists for Africa/USA for Africa, among other affiliations. He also serves on the board of trustees for the pension, health and welfare and 401(k) plans of I.A.T.S.E. Local 33 Stagehands Union. DOUGLAS C. BAKER (Producing Director) is now in his 24th season at CTG. Previously, he managed Broadway and touring productions including Tru, Born Yesterday, The Gospel at Colonus, Annie, A Chorus Line, Working, The Wiz, and Legends!, which premiered at the Ahmanson Theatre in 1986 and starred Mary Martin and Carol Channing. Doug is a member of the Achievement Hall of Fame of Chagrin Falls Schools in Ohio and a graduate of Albion College. He is an active member of the Broadway League, the Independent Presenters Network and is a proud member of the Association of Theatrical Press Agents and Managers. In May 2013 Doug received The Broadway League’s prestigious Outstanding Achievement in Presenter Management Award. 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 for 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). JEFFREY UPAH (General Manager, Ahmanson Theatre) has worked in management at Center Theatre Group

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since 2006 on more than 50 musicals, plays and special events including both pre-Broadway productions and Broadway tours. Some of his favorites include Follies, God of Carnage and The Black Rider (having previously worked on Robert Wilson productions in Boston, Houston and São Paulo, Brazil). Prior to CTG, he was the marketing manager for the last two of his 11 seasons with The Santa Fe Opera, and worked in various capacities at Yale Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, among others. He graduated magna cum laude with his studies in film and theatre from Washington University in St. Louis, and received an MFA in theatre management from the Yale School of Drama. GORDON DAVIDSON (Founding Artistic Director) led the Taper throughout its first 38 seasons, guiding over 300 productions to its stage and winning countless awards for himself and the ® theatre — including the Tony Award for theatrical excellence, Margo Jones Award, The Governor’s Award for the Arts and a Guggenheim fellowship. The Kentucky Cycle and Angels in America (Part One) won the Pulitzer in consecutive years and, in 1994, three of the four plays ® nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play were from the Taper (Angels in America won). In 1989 Gordon took over the Ahmanson and, in 2004, he produced the inaugural season in the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

STAFF FOR THE LAST CONFESSION

Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonathan Church Designer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William Dudley Lighting Designer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Mumford Costume Designer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fotini Dimou Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominic Muldowney Sound Designed By . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Cronin For Sound Associates Inc. Sound System Designer. . . . . . . . . . . . Josh Liebert For Sound Associates Inc. Production Manager (U.K./Canada/U.S.). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Simon Marlow For Crosbie Marlow Production Manager (Australia) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ian Studham Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . Elaine De Saulles Deputy Stage Manager . . . . . . Amanda Hillhouse Costume Supervisor (U.K.). . . . . . . . Carrie Bayliss Costume Supervisor (Tour) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jessica Houghton Production Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . Philip Large Associate Lighting Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victoria Brennan Assistant Lighting Designer . . . . . . . John Delaney Production Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Still Associate Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . Poti Martin Dialect Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charmian Hoare Scenery Built By . . . . . . . . . All Scene All Props Ltd. Props By. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marcus Hall Ltd Sound Supplied By. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Cronin From Sound Associates Inc. Lighting Supplied By . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Q.I. Shipping Organised . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeppeson Heaton Ltd. Image Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Donovan For Donovan Graphics Costumes Made And Provided By. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Angels The Costumiers, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robbie Gordon, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thomas Von Nordheim Headwear Provided By. . . . . . . . . . . . Debbie Boyd FOR TRIUMPH ENTERTAINMENT LTD.

Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Elliott Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duncan C. Weldon Financial Director . . . . . . . . . . . Dinesh Khanderia Production Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicola Seed Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gordon & Co. Legal Advisors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shannon Such For Such Law Firm Visa Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lisa Carr For Visa Consultants (London) Ltd. Visa Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tina Richard For T & S Immigration

Travel Consultant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Dagnall For Dial A Flight Rehearsal Space. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alford House FOR TINDERBOX

Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liza Mclean Production Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eve Kay Accountant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trianon Usher THANKS

Adam Kenwright, Alan Brodie and Sarah McNair, AKA London and AKA Australia, Arts University Bournemouth, David Mirvish and Brian Sewell and the Mirvish Production team, Doug Baker and Jeffrey Upah and everyone at Center Theatre Group and Keith Davidson and all at Canadian Actor’s Equity. Triumph Entertainment Limited engages under the terms of the Independent Theatre Agreement, professional Artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. 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 Local 33; Local Treasures and Ticket Sellers Local 857; Wardrobe Crew Local 768; Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Local 706. The Press Agents and House Manager employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents & Managers. 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)

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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 JOY MEADS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Literary Associate and Artistic Engagement Strategist MARK B. SIMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Director MEG FISTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Associate STEVEN PIESZCHALKSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Assistant DAVID ADJMI (FADIMAN), JESSICA BLANK, SHEILA CALLAGHAN (FADIMAN), TIM CROUCH, JUSTIN ELLINGTON, GINA GIONFRIDDO, GOB SQUAD, MATT GOULD, DANAI GURIRA, JENNIFER HALEY, JOE HORTUA, ERIK JENSEN, RAJIV JOSEPH, LATINO THEATER COMPANY, GRIFFIN MATTHEWS, LAURAL MEADE, JULIE MARIE MYATT (FADIMAN), DAN O’BRIEN, EVANGELINE ORDAZ, DAEL ORLANDERSMITH, WILL POWER (FADIMAN), RAINPAN 43, MARCO RAMIREZ, MATT SAX, YOUNG JEAN LEE THEATER COMPANY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commissioned Artists BEKAH BRUNSTETTER, CARLA CHING, JASON GROTE, SARAH GUBBINS, TIM McNEIL, HENRY ONG, MADHURI SHEKAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CTG Writers’ Workshop Members EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS LESLIE K. JOHNSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Education and Community Partnerships PATRICIA GARZA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Department Director TRACI CHO KWON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of School Partnerships CAMILLE SCHENKKAN . . . . . . . . . Program Manager, Emerging Artists and Arts Professionals JESUS REYES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Program Manager, Community Partnerships KATRINA FRYE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Program Associate MELISSA HERNANDEZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Program Associate ROSEMARY MARSTON-HIGDON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Program Associate KELLY MUCHNICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communications Coordinator ASHLEY LAMPSON OPSTAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Project Coordinator SHANNON WINSTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Department Coordinator DEBRA PIVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Resident Teaching Artist MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION NAUSICA STERGIOU . . . . . . . . . . General Manager (Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre) JEFFREY UPAH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Manager (Ahmanson Theatre) SUZANNE HEE MAYBERRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant General Manager (Mark Taper Forum) KATIE BRUNER SOFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant General Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre, NPP) ALANA BEIDELMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Assistant to Managing Director ELLE AGHABALA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Interim 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 JOE HAMLIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Technical Director/Ahmanson Production Manager 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) CHAD SMITH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Technical Director SAM CRAVEN-GRIFFITHS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Technical Director ANDREW THIELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prop Manager MERRIANNE NEDREBERG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Prop Manager SARAH KRAININ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prop Associate CANDICE CAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costume Director BRENT M. BRUIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costume Workroom Supervisor MADDIE KELLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costume Generalist SWANTJE TUOHINO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tailor ELIZABETH LEONARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Operations Manager JULIO A. CUELLAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Driver/Custodian DONAVAN MARTINELLI, EUGENE A. MONTEIRO II, BRIAN SLATEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drivers JENNIFER ACHTERBERG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Administrator JONATHAN BARLOW LEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager (Mark Taper Forum) CELESTE SANTAMASSINO . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Production Manager (Mark Taper Forum) EMMET KAISER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Carpenter (Mark Taper Forum) ROBERT RUBY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Propertyman (Mark Taper Forum) WILLIAM MORNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Electrician (Mark Taper Forum) BONES MALONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Soundman (Mark Taper Forum) DENNIS SEETOO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe Supervisor (Mark Taper Forum) RICK GEYER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hair & Make-up Supervisor (Mark Taper Forum) LINDA WALKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager (Mark Taper Forum) 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 Supevisor (Kirk Douglas Theatre) FINANCE, INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND HUMAN RESOURCES MICHAEL F. THOMPSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief Financial Officer MELODY MATTOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Controller JANIS BOWBEER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Controller XOCHITL RAMIREZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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

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 RYAN HONEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Director of Special Initiatives 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 KIM OKAMURA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Institutional Giving Associate MARIA PAREDES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Relations Associate for The Guild ERIC SEPPALA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Assistant to the Development Director ERIN SCHLABACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Major Gifts Coordinator JESSICA THORSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Relations Coordinator AL BERMAN, ERIN BUTLER, ELIZABETH DELLORUSSO, DAVID GARVER, GINA EAST, LILI HERRERA, TONY LEWELLEN, HOLLY RAMOS, NICOLE SCIPIONE, LENA THOMAS, PAUL VITAGLIANO, BILL WALTON, TOM WINKLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Advisors ADAM BURCH, KARLA GALVEZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Services Associates ANNE BRUNER, MURRAY E. HELTZER, MARCI MILLER, JULIE NADAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Development Volunteers MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS KORY P. KELLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Marketing and Communications NANCY HEREFORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media and Communications Director PHYLLIS MOBERLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media and Communications Associate JASON MARTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media and Communications Associate CHELSEY ROSETTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media and Communications Coordinator NISHITA DOSHI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Art Director IRENE KANESHIRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Design Manager HARUKA HAYAKAWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 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, CARLOS D. CHAVEZ, JR., PETER COLBURN, DONALD CRANDALL, GARY HOLLAND, 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
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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 RACHEL BRINK, MAGGIE DODD, NIC DRESSEL, SOFIJA DUTCHER, MARC “BYRON” DROTMAN, SAMANTHA ELSE, JORDAN ESTES LOU GEORGE, KATE HALL, LISA KESSLER, SHEP KOSTER, MATT PELFREY, DONALD RIZZO, KEN SALLEY, KRISTEN SCHRASS, BOBBI LYNNE SCOTT, ANDREW SEVERYN, ANASTASIA SILVA, MICHAEL SMITH, QUINN SULLIVAN, DIANE WARD, JIM WATERMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Representatives INTERNS NICOLE ARCA, HILARY FITZSIMMONS, MERCEDES FRIERSON, EMILY MISCHEL, MATTHEW QUINLAN

DAVE ALTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief Information Officer STAN GRUSHESKY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Information Systems

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Center Theatre Group | Donor Recognition

Special Thanks to Artistic Director’s Circle Members for Supporting CTG The Artistic Director’s Circle, founded by Brindell and Milton Gottlieb, is comprised of individuals supporting specific areas of Michael Ritchie’s artistic vision for Center Theatre Group. The following individuals have made commitments of $100,000 and above. (Donors listed as of May 5, 2014.) Emerald Circle ($1 million+) Kirk & Anne Douglas Brindell Roberts Gottlieb Laura & James Rosenwald & Orinoco Foundation Eva & Marc Stern Ruby Circle ($500,000+) Anonymous Jeanette Shammas Sapphire Circle ($250,000+) Debra & Norris Bishton Louise & Brad Edgerton June & Gareth Hughes Lloyd E. Rigler – Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation Diamond Circle ($100,000+)

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Judith & Thomas Beckmen Margaret M. Bloomfield Diana Buckhantz & Vladimir & Araxia Buckhantz Foundation Joseph & Mara Carieri Ruth Flinkman-Marandy & Ben Marandy Eric & Nancy Garen Kiki & David Gindler In Memory of Morris A. Hazan Ann & Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr. Eileen & Ken Kaplan

The Eugene La Pietra Foundation Renee & Meyer Luskin Donna McKenna Dale S. & Shideh Miller Olivia & Anthony Neece Timothy A. Regler Deidra Norman Schumann Maggy & Jack Simon Judie Stein and Stein Family Foundation Sue Tsao Sheila & Wally Weisman Misty Widelitz

Artists & Educators Forum ($20,000+) The Artists & Educators Forum, founded by Joni and Miles Benickes, is comprised of individuals dedicated to providing significant funding for CTG’s New Play Production and Education and Community Partnerships programs. For more information about leadership gifts, please call Erin Schlabach at 213.972.3069. (Donors listed as of May 5, 2014.)

Melissa & Bob Alvarado Joni & Miles Benickes Rob & Joan Blackman Annette Blum Linda Brown Bill Cohn & Dan Miller Erica & Vin Di Bona Dorskind Family Frances & Terry Flanagan Amy Forbes & Andrew Murr Aliza & Marc Guren Heather & Paul Haaga In Support of New Theatre Artists Mr. & Mrs. Gerald W. Kehle Vicki King

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

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Center Theatre Group Inner Circle

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

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

Nahum & Alice Lainer Lee Levin In Memory of Malcolm Lewis Doug Little* Carolyn & Kit Lokey Kelly Sutherlin McLeod & Steven B. McLeod Family Foundation Andy & Laura Mintzer Louise Moriarty Carrie & Ben Mui Edward & Deena Nahmias Marsha J. Naify Christine Marie Ofiesh Kay & Bob Rehme Melissa L. Rhone Michael Ritchie & Kate Burton Joyce & Deane Ross Catherine Schreiber & Miles Ruthberg Drs. Joan & Harry Saperstein Lynda Thomas Roberta & James Vigneau Mr. & Mrs. William M. Wardlaw

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Associate Circle ($1,000) Anonymous (27), Josefina Aaronson, M.D., Michael & Susan Abeles, Cynthia Abrams, Amy & Bob Abramson, Dr. Gladi Adams, Robert W. Adams, M.D., Andrew Aichlmayr, Joseph Aldama, James & Marsha Alexander, George Cyrus Allen, Allysha Almada, Lynn K. Altman, Mrs. Nora Amrani & Mr. Israel Amrani, Paula & Douglas Anderson, Milt & Anne Andres, Dr. & Mrs. Joseph E. Anthony, Amy Aquino & Drew McCoy*, Paula & Don Arii, James Armitage, Art Works Hollywood, Inc.*, Rich & Annette Atwood, John & Mike August*, Maggie Austin Moir*, Audrey L. Bahr, W. Lee Bailey, M.D., Deborah G. Baine, David Baird, Carol Ann & D.C. Bakeman, Barry M. Baker,

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Johnson, Barbara Schnell & Gordon Johnson, Starr & Ralph Johnson, Robert & Marilyn Johnson, David & Carol Jones, Janet Jones, Marcia S. Jones, Robert Joy*, Arthur & Carolyn Kagan, Sandy & Stanley Kahan, Aris Kakkis, Richard Kaltenbrun, Mark Kaplan*, Dr. Karen Kartun & Dr. Ronald Shiell, Laurence & Linda Kaufman, Cynthia & Jerry Kay, Saul & Rima Kay, Diane & Stephen Kay, Claudia E. Kazachinsky & Richard A. Sherer, Mary & Paul Kearney, Patricia A. Keating, John & Karen Keller, Neel Keller & Molly Callender, Beverlee Bickmore & Jim Kelly, Louanne Kennedy, Jackie A. Kern, Morris & Debra Kessler, Linda & Rudy Kessman, Lisa & James Keston, Lynne Rosenberg, Sarah E. Kiefer*, Jules Kievits & Lorraine Bagdasarian, Ms. Marilyn L. Kizziah, Barry Klein, Irene & Marvin H. Kleinberg, Stacy Kling, Mr. & Mrs. Roman M. Silberfeld, Jean D. 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Center Theatre Group Affiliates CTG-A has supported CTG since 1971. Through volunteering and fundraising, members introduce young people to the magic of live theatre. Its biennial gala, Angels’ Night, raises significant funds for CTG’s Education and Community Partnerships programs.

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

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Center Theatre Group | Donor Recognition

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

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

Endowment Gifts These gifts ensure a stable source of support for new work and Center Theatre Group’s many initiatives to make theatre accessible to underserved audiences.

Before The Curtain Goes Up Or After The Curtain Comes Down

R E S T A U R A N T

$500,000+ Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Renee & Meyer Luskin John S. Surabian, Jr. and in memory of Faith and Sharon Ann Surabian $250,000+ The Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation $100,000+ Betsy & Harold Applebaum Judith & Thomas Beckmen The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation Kenneth Corday Center Theatre Group Affiliates Regina Fadiman Barbara & Peter Fodor Ava & Charles Fries Brindell & Milton Gottlieb

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

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

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Center Theatre Group | Donor Recognition

Foundation Support 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. THE AHMANSON FOUNDATION CENTER THEATRE GROUP AFFILIATES EDGERTON FOUNDATION ELISABETH KATTE HARRIS TRUST THE WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST FOUNDATION THE JAMES IRVINE FOUNDATION THE ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION THE RALPH M. PARSONS FOUNDATION LLOYD E. RIGLER-LAWRENCE E. DEUTSCH FOUNDATION LAURA & JAMES ROSENWALD & ORINOCO FOUNDATION THE SHUBERT FOUNDATION, INC. STEIN FAMILY FOUNDATION THE DREAM FUND AT UCLA DONOR ADVISED FUND THE WELLS FARGO FOUNDATION The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation Employees Community Fund of Boeing California Sascha Brastoff Foundation The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation Brookside Fund Brotman Foundation of California Diana Buckhantz & Vladimir & Araxia Buckhantz Foundation The Carol and James Collins Foundation The Culver City Education Foundation James A. Doolittle Foundation Entertainment Industry Foundation Fineshriber Family Foundation Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Lawrence P. Frank Foundation The Friars Charitable Foundation The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation The Green Foundation Lear Family Foundation The Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation MetLife Foundation National Alliance for Musical Theatre The Kenneth T. & Eileen L. Norris Foundation The Perkins Charitable Foundation Rosenthal Family Foundation Sony Pictures Entertainment Dwight Stuart Youth Fund The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Theatre Communications Group The Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, a field of interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation

“Artistic Director Barry Edelstein is well positioned to make The Old Globe’s Shakespeare Festival the preeminent West Coast outlet for outdoor Shakespeare.” Charles McNulty , Los Angeles Times

OTHELLO By William Shakespeare Directed by Barry Edelstein

June 22 - July 27 From New York’s Shakespeare in the Park to Balboa Park, Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein makes his debut on the Globe’s outdoor stage with one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. Despite the prejudices in Venice, the brilliant general Othello excels both on the battlefield and in the halls of state. But when he marries Desdemona, his envious lieutenant Iago sets in motion a diabolical plan to destroy him. With a superb cast led by Blair Underwood (“L.A. Law”), Richard Thomas (“The Waltons,” “The Americans”), and Kristen Connolly (“House of Cards”), Edelstein gives us a riveting, intense, and intimate production where poetry soars and swords clash, where true love and wrenching jealousy collide.

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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Center Theatre Group | Donor Recognition

Center Theatre Group 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 Jessica Thorson at 213.972.3189. (Donors listed as of May 5, 2014.) Sheri Biller, Founding Chair Corporate Circle Cabinet Jennifer Altfeld Landau, Chair Jonathan Axel Dannielle Campos Ramirez Celeste Easton

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

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

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

BOARD CHAIR

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Thomas R. Weinberger TREASURER

Lisa Whitney ASSISTANT TREASURER AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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

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David Hughey and Sumayya Ali in Porgy and Bess.

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

Dance Media Film Festival: Opening Night International Short Films 8:00 PM Dance Camera West / Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall

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

Partch: BOO Intrusions 8:30 PM REDCAT / Roy and Edna Disney / CALARTS Theatre Runs through June 7

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Ravel with Dudamel & Grimaud 2:00 PM LA Phil / Walt Disney Concert Hall Studio: Spring 2014 8:30 PM REDCAT / Roy and Edna Disney / CALARTS Theatre Runs through June 1

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Dance Media Film Festival: Screenings 2:30 PM; Roy and Edna Disney / 4:30 PM; CALARTS Theatre 7:00 PM

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