A Doll's House, Part 2

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WELCOME TO A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 In graduate school back in the 90’s, I studied Ibsen’s plays as part of the required acting curriculum for an MFA in Directing. We worked on what are called the “major plays,” including Hedda Gabler, Ghosts and A Doll’s House. I loved all of them because at their center is both a deep and satisfying sense of character as well as astutely realized social commentary. Like all plays that have found their way into the canon of great dramatic literature, Ibsen’s work in general and A Doll’s House in particular offers so much insight into the human condition that it continues to inspire audiences over a hundred years later. There is no doubt that Lucas Hnath’s encounter with Ibsen’s original text inspired him to look even deeper into the dynamics that are the engine of this timeless story. Turning the formality of Ibsen’s language on its head and re-introducing us to characters whose stories were supposed to end with the slamming of a door, A Doll’s House, Part 2 is a brilliant and compassionate visit with people (and ideas) we thought we understood. As disorientingly modern as it is effortlessly classic, Hnath’s play takes a truly original look at gender roles and the oppressive societies that perpetuate them, all the while never taking its eyes off of our shared wish for love, understanding and happiness. As a company, Steppenwolf has always sought out work that lives first in the body of the actor and then finds its expression in the relationship between the people onstage and the people in the audience. There has always been a sense that this sharing, this communion, is at the heart of our most successful and memorable work. It is no coincidence that we are programming Lucas’s work again (his play, The Christians was in our 16/17 season) as his effort seems so essentially linked to our own. Drawing as he does on his fascination with modern behavior and its sometime-ancient sources, his plays engage us all in exactly the kind of reflection that is the hallmark of Steppenwolf’s project. I am so grateful to Lucas for allowing us to be a home for his work and I have no doubt that, not too long from now, graduate students everywhere will be fortunate enough to spend time with one of the great dramatic minds of our day. Anna D. Shapiro, Artistic Director




EDITOR Paul G. Miller

CONTRIBUTORS Natasha Freeman Greta Honold Joel Moorman Brianna Parry A.J. Roy Anna D. Shapiro

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A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 By Lucas Hnath Directed by Robin Witt

FEATURING Celeste M. Cooper* , Sandra Marquez*†, Yasen Peyankov*†, and Barbara E. Robertson* †

PRODUCTION Courtney O’Neill+ Scenic Design Izumi Inaba+ Costume Design Christine Binder + Lighting Design Thomas Dixon+ Sound Design Gigi Buffington Company Voice & Text Coach Penny Lane Studios Hairpiece Design Jonathan Berry Artistic Producer Tom Pearl Director of Production JC Clementz, CSA Casting Director Laura D. Glenn* Production Stage Manager Elise Hausken* Assistant Stage Manager

Originally produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson. Commissioned and first produced by South Coast Repertory. A Doll’s House, Part 2 benefited from a residency at New Dramatists. A Doll’s House, Part 2 is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for nonprofit professional theater. † member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble. * member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. + member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829 of the IATSE. ‡ member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.



CAST (in alphabetical order)


Celeste M. Cooper* Emmy Sandra Marquez*† Nora Yasen Peyankov*† Torvald Barbara E. Robertson* Anne Marie

Sophiyaa Nayar Assistant Director Daniel Friedman Assistant Lighting Designer Sarah Wallace Stage Management Apprentice Katelynn Barker Costume Design Assistant Dana Nestrick Craft Artisan Elise Petrucci First Hand Eli Hunstad and Hailey Rakowiccki Stitchers Devin O’Leary, Adena Rice and Brophy Tolbert Carpenters Zhanna Albertini, Elyse Balogh, Meghan Erxleben and Sarah Lewis Painters Lydia Hanchett Additional Properties Zainab Yaya Hairstyling May Treuhaft-Ali Research Associate Jared Bellot, Rebekah Camm, Greg Geffrard, Lavina Jadhwani, Lauren Katz, Derek Matson, Neel McNeill and Leean Kim Torske Post Show Discussion Moderators

UNDERSTUDIES (in alphabetical order) Tom Hickey Torvald Kendra Thulin Nora Alex Elam Emmy Molly Reynolds Anne Marie SETTING Where: Norway. Inside the Helmer house. When: 15 years since Nora left Torvald. This play will be presented without an intermission. Entry and re-entry to the theater after the performance begins is not guaranteed. There will be a post-show discussion immediately following the performance. † member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble. * member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. + member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829 of the IATSE.

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A group of friends in a Rust Belt town has spent their lives sharing secrets and laughs on the factory floor. But when layoffs begin to chip away at their trust, they’re pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight in this collision of race, class and friendship at a pivotal moment in America.

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A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 IN REHEARSAL Photography by Joel Moorman

Cast members Yasen Peyankov* and Barbara E. Roberston

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Cast member Sandra Marquez*

*Steppenwolf ensemble member

Cast members Celeste M. Cooper*, Barbara E. Roberston, Yasen Peyankov* and director Robin Witt

*Steppenwolf ensemble member

Cast member Celeste M. Cooper*

Cast member Sandra Marquez*

Cast member Barbara E. Roberston

Cast members Sandra Marquez* and Yasen Peyankov*

Director Robin Witt

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A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 BIOS Lady of the Underpass. Her many acting Celeste M. Cooper (Emmy) is credits at Teatro Vista include A View from one of Steppenwolf Theatre the Bridge for which she received a Jeff Company’s newest ensemble Award. Ms. Marquez completed a threemembers and performed in Steppenwolf’s world premiere year arc playing Clytemnestra in what was billed as Court Theatre’s Iphigenia Cycle productions of BLKS and The Doppelgänger (Iphigenia at Aulis, Electra and Agamemnon). (an international farce). She was most Film and television credits include Red Line, recently seen in Familiar. Other theatre credits include Barbecue (Strawdog Theatre Boss, Empire, Chicago Med, Chicago Justice Company); Blues for an Alabama Sky (Court and Timer. Ms. Marquez is on the theater faculty at Northwestern University. Theatre), Measure for Measure (Goodman Theatre); Stick Fly (Windy City Playhouse); Yasen Peyankov (Torvald) Never the Sinner (Victory Gardens Theater); has been an ensemble The Mecca Tales (Chicago Dramatists); member since 2002. He has Our Lady of 121st Street, Ruined (Eclipse appeared in 18 productions Theatre Company); and her original at Steppenwolf Theatre one woman shows Fight 4 Your Life, and Company, some of which are Time of Your later The Incredible Cece (MPAACT and Life (also in Seattle and San Francisco), Stage 773). TV and film credits include a Morning Star (Jeff Award), Hysteria, Lost recurring role on Chicago PD (NBC), Spike Land, Cherry Orchard, Frankie and Johnny Lee’s Chiraq, Sense8 (NETFLIX), and she is at the Claire De Lune (also in Dublin), The leading an upcoming indie feature called Tempest, Pillowman, Penelope and Three Range Runners. Celeste is also an ensemble Sisters. He has also appeared in productions member and casting associate with Eclipse at Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre, Theatre Company. She has a B.A. in Speech European Repertory (which he co-founded), Communications & Theatre from Tennessee Next Theatre, and made his Broadway debut State University and an M.F.A. in Acting from in Superior Donuts in 2009. Steppenwolf The Theatre School at DePaul University. She Theatre Company main stage directing is represented by Paonessa Talent Agency! credits include The Fundamentals, Between Riverside and Crazy, Grand Concourse, Sandra Marquez (Nora) Russian Transport, as well as Hushabye is a Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member. for First Look and The Glass Menagerie She directed La Ruta by Isaac for Steppenwolf for Young Adults. He also Gomez in the Upstairs Theater translated and directed the Bulgarian premiere of August: Osage County at the and her acting credits with the company National Theatre in Sofia. Some of his many include The Roommate, The Doppelgänger (an international farce), Mary Page Marlowe, film and television appearances include A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, Chasing The Motherf**ker with the Hat, A Streetcar Gold, Transformers 3, Crime Fiction, The Named Desire, Sonia Flew and One Arm. Company, The Mob Doctor, The Beast, Gifted At Teatro Vista, where she is a longtime Hands, Karen Sisco, Alias, The Practice, The company member, she directed Fade, My Unit, Numb3rs and others. Currently he Mañana Comes, Breakfast Lunch & Dinner plays the Russian Foreign Minister on CBS’s and the Jeff nominated production of Our 8 Bios

Madam Secretary and will be seen in the upcoming feature film Captive State and the third season of Stranger Things. Peyankov is the Head of Theatre at the School of Theatre and Music at UIC where he teaches acting and directs plays. Barbara E. Robertson (Anne Marie) last worked at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Keith Huff’s Pursued by Happiness, directed by Tim Hopper. She has performed at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Writers Theatre, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Goodman Theatre, Oriental Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, Marriott Theatre, Court Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Broadway Playhouse, American Theater Company, Mercury Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Royal George Theatre, Apollo Theatre, Geva Theatre Center and the Kennedy Center. She toured the country as Hannah in the First National Tour of Angels in America I & I‌ I. Barbara has received two dozen awards and nominations for performing. She can be seen in Robert Altman’s The Company, David Lynch’s The Straight Story and the upcoming projects: The T, Freelancer’s Anonymous and Working Man. Lucas Hnath (Playwright) plays include A Doll’s House, Part 2 (8 Tony nominations, including Best Play), Hilary and Clinton, Red Speedo, The Christians, A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney, Isacc’s Eye and Death Tax. He has been produced on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre, Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Repertory and Ensemble Studio Theatre. His plays have been

produced nationally and internationally with premieres at the Human Festival of New Plays, Victory Gardens Theater and South Coast Repertory. He has been a resident playwright at new Dramatists since 2011. Awards include the Kesselring Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, Whiting Award, two Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Citations, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, an Obie, and the Windham-Campbell Literary Prize. Robin Witt (Director) is an American theater director. She is an ensemble member at both the Griffin Theatre and Steep Theatre in Chicago. Witt’s directing credits include Cordelia Lynn’s Lela & Co, John Van Druten’s London Wall (Jeff Awards, 2016 Director and Production), Ena Lamont Stewart’s Men Should Weep (Jeff Awards, 2015 Director and Production), Terrence Rattigan’s Flare Path, Dennis Kelly’s Love and Money, Amanda Peet’s The Commons of Pensacola and the U.S. premieres of Simon Stephens’s Motortown, Wastwater, Pornography and Harper Regan. Witt’s productions have been cited as “Best of the Year” by The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, TimeOut and Chicago Reader where she has been described as “fearless,” “a powerhouse,” “galvanic” and “unstinting.” Her international work includes Juliet: A Dialogue About Love at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2013). A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (BFA) and Northwestern University (MFA), Witt is currently an Associate Professor of Directing at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Courtney O’Neill (Scenic Design) is thrilled to return to Steppenwolf Theatre Company, having previously designed The Burials, The Compass, Life and Limb and Of Mice and Men. Recent designs include Miss Bennett: Bios 9

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Christmas at Pemberley (Milwaukee Repertory Theater); The Last Stop on Market Street (Children’s Theatre Company); Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) (Goodman Theatre). Courtney is the recipient of the 2017 Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award. She won a Jeff Award for Mud (The Hypocrites) and has received multiple nominations. She holds an MFA from Northwestern, a BFA from DePaul University, and currently teaches at both institutions. courtneyoneill.com

Chicago, Chicago Opera Theatre, San Francisco Opera, Tulsa Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, New York City Opera, Geneva Opera, and Houston Grand Opera. Recent designs include Eugene Onegin (Canadian Opera Company); 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Mansfield Park (Northlight Theatre); and Swan Lake (Joffrey Ballet Chicago). She is the Head of Lighting Design at The Theatre School at DePaul University.

Thomas Dixon (Sound Design) is happy to be back at Steppenwolf Theatre Izumi Inaba (Costume Design) is thrilled Company, where he previously designed to be working at Steppenwolf Theatre This is Modern Art and fml: how Carson Company once again. Previous credits McCullers saved my life for Steppenwolf include Constellations (Steppenwolf Theatre for Young Adults. His designs and original Company); Animal Farm, and The Crucible music have been seen in Chicago and (Steppenwolf for Young Adults). Chicago regionally at Steep Theatre Company credits include works with Goodman (where he is an ensemble member), Victory Theatre, Court Theatre, Writers Theatre, Gardens Theater, Jackalope Theatre Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Northlight Company, First Floor Theater, Kansas City Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Silk Road Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Play House Rising, Theater Wit, Chicago Children’s and Jacob’s Pillow Dance. Thomas serves Theatre, The House Theatre, The Gift as the Artistic Curator of The Boxcar at Theatre, The Hypocrites and dozens more. Steep Theatre, programming twice-weekly Regional credits include the Kirk Douglas free performances of music, comedy, Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, storytelling, literary events, lectures, and Repertory Theatre of St, Louis and Baltimore more. He teaches design at Columbia Center Stage. Awards and exhibits include College Chicago and DePaul University Michael Maggio, Non-Equity Jeff Awards, and is a member of the Theatrical Sound USITT and Prague Quadrennial (2019). Designers and Composers Association. His Izumi is a happy resident artist at Albany upcoming work includes A Number (Writers Park Theater Project. Theatre); Frida: A Self-Portrait (Kansas City Christine Binder (Lighting Design) is a Repertory Theatre); and Pomona (Steep Chicago based designer who has been Theatre Company). Find him online at designing lighting in theatre, opera, www.‌thomasdixonsound.com. and dance for nearly 30 years. She has Gigi Buffington (Company Voice and Text designed lighting for Writers Theatre, Coach) Steppenwolf Theatre Company Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago Vocal Coach: La Ruta, Familiar, Downstate, Shakespeare Theater, The Court Theatre, The Doppelgänger, Guards at the Taj, Northlight Theatre, Goodman Theatre, The Minutes, Hir, Pass Over, Linda Vista Seattle Repertory Theatre and Geva (also Center Theatre Group), Mary Page Theatre Company. Her opera designs include work with the Lyric Opera of Marlowe and John Steinbeck’s East of Eden. 10 Bios

Other credits include Noura, Playwrights Horizons, King Kong Live On Broadway, Mary Page Marlowe, Straight White Men (Kiser, Helen Hayes); Pass Over (LCT3); Uncle Romeo Vanya Juliet, (Bedlam); Coriolanus (Red Bull); The Tempest (LaMaMa); The Merchant Of Venice, (Venice, Italy); Elizabeth R: texts & beheadings (BAM and The Folger Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet (with David Tennant and Patrick Stewart); Love’s Labour’s Lost, (RSC); The Maids (director); Pericles, Othello, An Iliad, The Seagull, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Richard III (APT). Associate Arts Professor, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. AEA, SAG/AFTRA and VASTA.

Skull in Connemara. International credits include Better Late (Northlight Theatre); Orange Flower Water and Purple Heart (Steppenwolf Theatre Company) all at the Galway Arts Festival in Galway Ireland; The Man Who Came to Dinner at the Barbican Center in London (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); and the regional and Broadway productions of Buried Child (Steppenwolf Theatre Company). Laura has been a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association for twenty-eight years.

Laura D. Glenn (Production Stage Manager) Over the past 30 years some Steppenwolf credits include Downstate, Straight White Men, The Qualms, Superior Donuts, Purple Heart, Space, Nomathemba, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and many others. A few Northlight Theatre credits include production stage management for Butler, Outside Mullingar, Chapatti, The Whipping Man, Sense and Sensibility, Better Late, Permanent Collection and A

category for The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Public Theater, Labyrinth Theater). Other directing credits at Steppenwolf include The Minutes, Visiting Edna, Mary Page Marlowe, Three Sisters, A Parallelogram, Up, The Crucible, The Unmentionables (also at Yale Repertory Theatre), The Pain and the Itch (also in New York), I Never Sang for My Father, Man from Nebraska, Purple Heart (also in Galway, Ireland), The Drawer Boy, Side Man (also in Ireland, Australia and Vail,

Elise Hausken (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to return to Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Previous credits include The Minutes, Linda Vista (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); A Midsummer Night’s Dream Penny Lane Studios (Hairpiece Design) consists of Samantha Umstead, Emily Young, (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Crazy for You (Drury Lane Theatre); Arcadia, Isaac’s Coral Gable and Christine Conley. They Eye, Days Like Today, Hedda Gabler, The are honored to have been working with Old Man and The Old Moon, The Liar, Steppenwolf Theatre Company since Good Sweet Charity, Hamlet, A Little Night Music, People in 2012. Other notable Steppenwolf Hesperia (Writers Theatre); and Apple Theatre Company credits include East of Family Plays (TimeLine Theatre Company). Eden, Mary Page Marlowe and Head of During the summer, Elise is the Production Passes. Most recently they have designed Manager at Ravinia Festival. She proudly wigs and hair for The Steadfast Tin Soldier holds a BA in Theatre and English Literature (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Beauty from Northwestern University. Queen of Leenane (Northlight Theatre); and 12th Night (Writers Theatre). In addition Anna D. Shapiro (Artistic Director) joined to being a wig studio, Penny Lane is a the Steppenwolf ensemble in 2005 and full service hair salon in Logan Square. was awarded the 2008 Tony Award for Visit pennylanechicago.com and follow Best Direction of a Play for August: Osage us on Instagram @pennylanewigs and County (Steppenwolf, Broadway, London). @‌pennylanestudios. She was nominated in 2011 in the same

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Colorado), Three Days of Rain, The Infidel and This Is Our Youth (which transferred to Broadway). Other Broadway credits include Of Mice and Men (with James Franco) and Fish in the Dark (with Larry David). OffBroadway credits include Domesticated (Lincoln Center Theater). She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Columbia. She is a full professor in Northwestern University’s Department of Theatre. David Schmitz (Executive Director) has worked at Steppenwolf Theatre Company for 14 years, serving in the roles of Director of Finance and Administration, General Manager and currently as Executive Director. Prior to working at Steppenwolf, David was the General Manager at Lookingglass Theatre Company, Associate Artistic Director of

Stage Left Theatre and Business Manager at the entertainment agency Adair Performance. Currently, he serves as Vice President of the Board for The House Theatre of Chicago as well as on the boards of the League of Chicago Theatres and Arts Alliance Illinois. David is a former board member for the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce and has worked as a strategic planning, business practices, finance and hiring consultant for numerous Chicago organizations, including The House Theatre of Chicago, The Hypocrites and Stage Left Theatre, among others. He holds a BA in theatre from the University of Northern Colorado, an MFA from the Theatre Conservatory at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University and a Certificate in Non Profit Management from Roosevelt University.



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DIRECTOR ROBIN WITT ON A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 Edited by Greta Honold What was your first reaction upon reading the play? What jumped out at you? I was struck by the tension between the 21st century, anachronistic dialogue and the depiction of 19th century gender roles. And by how sympathetic all the characters were. And the high stakes— how far the characters are willing to step into the mire in order to achieve security, happiness, and freedom. How important is it for audiences to be familiar with Ibsen’s A Doll’s House? Audiences don’t have to be familiar with Ibsen’s A Doll’s House to fully appreciate Lucas Hnath’s sequel. Hnath’s play can stand perfectly on its own. However, plot points from Ibsen’s play are artfully sprinkled throughout ADHP2 which allows audience members who are unfamiliar with the Ibsen work, to glean the rich background story that is found in the original source material of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. The time and place of this play is intentionally obscure. The costumes are somewhat period but the language feels very contemporary. How does this kind of anachronism advance the storytelling of the play? Hnath is specific about the “when” of the play: it is “15 years since Nora left Torvald.” And since Ibsen set his play in Christiana (currently Oslo), Norway in 1879, we might be able to assume ADHP2’s setting

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is the same place in 1894, if we want Nora to walk back through the same door she walked out of, which I find terribly exciting. Hnath also suggests that the costumes are “Period, more or less.” With the setting being “quite spare” which is the complete opposite of Ibsen’s setting of a home full of knick-knacks and other trappings of the middle class. But most importantly—you are so right— there is anachronistic dialogue in Part 2 (the F-word is dropped upon occasion in this middle-class home, something not really done in 1894). The contemporary language is in high relief against the period clothing—reminding the audience that these are ongoing battles, that can leap over time and place. The story we are creating through these elements lives outside what in theatre would be considered “realism” or “naturalism.” It is a psychological space, that can give life to this rich play. The room is an enormously empty domestic space, one that has not seen a mother’s love in years. Can you tell us a bit about why the stage and audience seating are designed as it is? The playwright’s setting description from the text gave the design team and I the idea of audience seating onstage. His suggestion for “The Space” is: The play takes place in a room. …It ought to feel a

touch like a forum. I wouldn’t be sad at all if the play were played in the round. Our task then: how do we transform the beautiful proscenium theatre downstairs at Steppenwolf into an arena-like forum while still maintaining the sense of the enormity of the ideas being contested within the play? We felt we needed epic walls in which to house ADHP2’s epic argument. So, Courtney O’Neill, our scenic designer, found a graceful solution with a forum-like configuration. Our hope is that the audience onstage and the audience in the house (regular seating) will have a slightly different relationship with the play because they will be able to see each other witness the play—not unlike the way an audience for a boxing match would watch fighters sparring in a ring.

exit, her slamming of the door at the end of A Doll’s House, was an extraordinary, radical, proto-feminist moment unlike any other in modern literature. I’m more confident addressing this question in terms of Nora in Lucas Hnath’s ADHP2. Yes, Nora is a feminist, of course yes, if we define feminism as the advocacy for the equal rights of women to those of men. And yes she is a hero if we define a hero as one who shows great courage in the face of extreme adversity. However, I think the questions that ADHP2 ask aren’t necessarily about whether Nora is a feminist hero. But rather, how do we take care of each other when self-care and familial/social responsibilities are at odds? And, when will we see the harm caused by laws and social rules that are laid out differently for men and for women (and I’ll add transgender and non-binary to this list), all the time knowing that it is this disparity that conspires to keep us from true intimacy?


I’m going to ask you the question that has been asked many times of the original play—is this play making a feminist statement? Is Nora a feminist hero? Greta, full warning, I’m not an Ibsen scholar and there are a million smarter people than I who have tackled these questions. I do know that Ibsen was initially surprised by Nora’s “feminist” tag. In his Notes for the Modern Tragedy, Ibsen negated the Nora-as-feminist-hero idea, describing her, at the end of the play, as “at a loss, not knowing what was right or wrong” because women are ill-equipped for living under judgement “according to the law of men.” I also know that for many feminists, critics, and historians, Nora’s

Now that you are heading into rehearsals, what are the questions and ideas that are launching you into the process? I can plan and plan and plan for rehearsal, but until the actors show up, I’m living in a hypothetical world of research, images, and text analysis. I gather as much knowledge as possible, pre-production, and then wait for the actors to help sort it all out. There is nothing quite like this kind of collaboration. I get chills just thinking about it.

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Nick Burt David Clauson Matthew Glenn Havalah Grace Jake Green Taylor Hobart Megan Kaminsky Marshall Kious Georgette Kirkendall Laura LoChirco Airos Sung-En Medill Claudia Price Rio Ragazzone Chrystle Rivers Hoot Sanders Jessica Smith Kaleb Tank Paige Williams Marie Wolfe Audience Experience Associates Morgan Burkey Sydney Charles Omar Dyette Dani Nicole James Brian Keys Walker Lee Patty Malaney Jay Mast Greg Mehl Meaghan Morris Jack Newton Ian Palmer Shayla Tharp Shannon Vogt Front Bar Staff Angel Aguilar Mustafa Chaudry Sam Morales Gabriel Sanchez Parking Associates Jack Meyer and Lauren Louer, The Saints Volunteer Usher Coordination

Production Tom Pearl Director of Production Brianna Parry Associate Production Manager Erin Cook Company Manager and Assistant to the Artistic Director Claire Haupt Production Office Coordinator Mike Donohue Technical Director

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Chad Hain Associate Technical Director Tom Egan Scene Shop Supervisor Lydia Strini Draftsperson Kyle Land Ryan Luwe Shannon Perry Russell Scott Scenic Carpenters Zoe Shiffrin Scenic Charge Artist Jenny DiLuciano Properties Director Emily Feder Jay Tollefsen Associate Properties Directors Charles Moser Master Properties Artisan Erin Ohland Properties Artisan Melissa Humbert First Hand Shannon Higgins Wardrobe, Hair and Make Up Supervisor Melissa Motz Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor Caryn Weglarz Klein Costume Director Mae Haskins Assistant Costume Designer Laurel Clayson Head Draper Lynae Vandermeulen Work Room Supervisor and Draper Daisy Lindas Assistant Costume Director J. R. Lederle Lighting Supervisor Ernesto Gomez Master Electrician Karen Thompson Light Board Operator Rick Haefele Stage Operations Supervisor Vanessa Gomez Assistant Stage Supervisor

Martha Wegener Sound Supervisor Gregor Mortis Associate Sound Supervisor Matthew Chapman 1700 Tech Coordinator Malcolm Ewen Christine D. Freeburg Laura D. Glenn Production Stage Managers Kathleen Barrett Elise Hausken Mary Hungerford Amanda Landis Michelle Medvin Stage Managers

Professional Leadership Program Carlos Enrique Arellano Nakia Shalice Avila Becca Brown Jacqueline Corte Amy Couey Tina El Gamal Allison Granat Brittney Symone Grant Mark H. Anthony Harden Rachel Kennedy JuJu Laurie Mihika Miranda Caleb Naugle Reagan O’Malley May Treuhaft-Ali Eva Trunzo Abigail Vass Sarah Wallace

Agency of Record Grip

Production Counsel provided by Rick Pappas

Organizational Counsel provided by the attorneys at Schiff Hardin, LLP

Executive Committee Eric Lefkofsky, Chair Keating Crown, Vice Chair Deborah H. Quazzo, Secretary L. Heather Mitchell, Treasurer Henry S. Bienen Douglas R. Brown Elizabeth H. Connelly Nora Daley Rich Feitler Paul W. Goodrich Lynn Lockwood Murphy Bruce Sagan Matthew Shapiro Stephanie B. Smith John R. Walter Helen Zell Trustees Sarah Beardsley Michael W. Bender Susan O. Berghoef Jonathan Blanc Amy Bluhm Meredith Bluhm-Wolf Marlene Breslow-Blitstein Carole L. Brown Ebs Burnough Beth Boosalis Davis Amy Eshleman D. Cameron Findlay Matthew Gray Robert J. Greenebaum, Jr. Caryn Harris John Hart Jon Michael Hill Dennis D. Howarter Tina Landau Tracy Letts Mary Ludford Ronald J. Mallicoat, Jr.

Holly Maloney Tarell Alvin McCraney David E. Mendelsohn Verett Mims Christopher M. Murphy Pam Netzky Yasen Peyankov Anne M. Phillips Cari B. Sacks Robert Sanborn Manuel “Manny” Sanchez Anna D. Shapiro Matthew Shapiro Colette Cachey Smithburg Elliot A. Stultz Bryan Traubert Emeritus Trustees J. Robert Barr Lawrence Block Michael Cahan John N. Fox, Jr. Lawrence M. Gill Donna La Pietra Kenneth J. Porrello Merle Reskin Randall K. Rowe Gloria Scoby Past Chairpersons William L. Atwell Larry D. Brady Douglas R. Brown Nora Daley Laurence Edwards John N. Fox, Jr. Elliott Lyon Gordon Murphy William H. Plummer Bruce Sagan Gloria Scoby Donna Vos


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John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation‡

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Cari and Michael J. Sacks‡

Douglas R. Brown

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National Endowment for the Arts

The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

Pam and Ashley Netzky

Chicago Community Trust

The Orlebeke Foundation

New Plays, New Artists, New Audiences The Davee Foundation Zell Family Foundation

Veterans’ Night Sponsors Gary Sinise Foundation Caroline and Keating Crown Grainger Foundation

Lead Accessibility Sponsor John Hart and Carol Prins

Lead Underwriter of fundraising for The Campaign for Steppenwolf The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust

Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust‡ Bryan Traubert and Penny Pritzker John and Carol Walter

Official Exclusive Airline United Airlines Official Lighting Sponsor ComEd

‡ Steppenwolf Ensemble Fund Individuals recognized above with a “‡” have made multi-year commitments to help develop special ensemble-driven projects.

COMMUNITY ADVOCATES New Play Development Fund Committee supports Steppenwolf’s mission to be a preeminent producer of new American plays. Caryn Harris*, Co-Chair Anna D. Shapiro*, Co-Chair Julie Baskes Susan O. Berghoef Meredith Bluhm-Wolf* Douglas R. Brown* Joyce Chelberg Nora Daley* Anne Edwards Bill Gofen Ethel Gofen Joan M. Hall Liz Lefkofsky Jim Mabie Deborah Quazzo* Robert Sanborn* Matthew Shapiro* Colette Cachey Smithburg* Helen Zell*

*Steppenwolf Trustee

Education Committee advocates for the programming of Steppenwolf Education and for access to quality arts experiences for teens, teachers and early career professionals. Amy Eshleman*, Chair Michael Bolton Amy Bluhm* Sheila Chapman Beth Boosalis Davis* Jeremy Dunn Jane Fleming Paul Gaynor David Germaine Larry Grimm John Hart* Robert LoPrete Sybil Madison-Boyd Susan Noel Ashley Pettit Anne M. Phillips* Donald J. Phillips II Deborah Quazzo* Robert Sanborn* Michelle Schlack Sydney Sidwell Jennifer Stuart Elliot A. Stultz* Annie Tully David Wagener Nina A. Winston

Directors Circle Committee helps steward and grow the theater’s largest donor program. Gail Steingold, Chair Janyce D. Brengel Bryce Cooper Beth Boosalis Davis* Greg Desmond Ritu Dhingra Stacy Fleming Aimee Graham Rebecca Johnston Sherri Kayser Karen Levine Susan Lichtenstein Stephanie Linn Beth Loeb Toni Sandor Smith Gail Straus Frances E. Tuite

Women in the Arts Luncheon Committee spearheads our annual fundraising event, honoring leading artists in theater, film and television. Stephanie Smith*, Co-Chair Helen Zell*, Co-Chair Amy Bluhm* Meredith Bluhm-Wolf* Caroline and Keating Crown* Donna La Pietra* Deborah Quazzo* Cari B. Sacks*

Young Adult Council, a unique after-school program for high school students, immerses them in Steppenwolf’s operations and organizes events for their peers around Steppenwolf productions. Courtland Anderson Jocelyn Arrieta Amy Deng Dream Drummer Ayla Ellenbogen Ines Garcia–Valdivia Ethan Gordon Grace Hanson Audrey Jacobs Eileen Keller Morgan Kingsley Gwyneth Lemaster Jacqueline Moreno Spencer O’Brien Amber O’Sullivan Nikhil Patel Angel Rhone Izareza Rodriguez Jairo Saucedo Tia Smith Tyra Smith Maiya Swedberg Ramman Taksh Kelsey Vital Natalie Wexler Liam Young

2019 Gala Steppenwolf’s Gala Co-Chairs plan the signature fundraising event led by the theater’s Board of Trustees. Kate Arrington and Michael Shannon Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers Pam and Dennis D.* Howarter Mary* and Bill Ludford Sandra Marquez Tarell Alvin McCraney

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Corporate Arts Council Steppenwolf’s Corporate Arts Council unites a community of smart, innovative companies to connect in a dynamic and unique environment here at the theater. Supporting Steppenwolf’s mission to champion new talent within the theater, the Corporate Arts Council engages members throughout the year to network, entertain, and give back. For more information on corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Samantha Price at 312-654-5682 or sprice@steppenwolf.‌org. Leading Members Allstate Insurance Company, Meghan Sporleder* Ameriprise Financial, Patricia Moll* Archer Daniels Midland Company, Ben Bard DLA Piper LLP (US), Katrina Hausfeld* Exelon Corporation, Jason Decker* J.P. Morgan, Kelly Epstein*

Northern Trust, Mark Taylor* PwC, Vilma Chan* Premier Members Faegre Baker Daniels, Patrick M. Miller° Sidley Austin LLP, Elizabeth M. Schubert°

Members Baker McKenzie, Michael A. Duffy Newcastle Limited, Michael Haney Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Brian Duwe Winston & Strawn LLP, Matthew R. Carter ° Denoted Corporate Arts Council Steering Committee Member

Steppenwolf Associates Comprised of more than 70 young professionals, the Steppenwolf Associates work each season to raise funds for Steppenwolf Education. We salute the Associates for giving generously of their time and resources. Contact Samantha Price and A.J. Roy at associates@steppenwolf.org to become a Steppenwolf Associates member today. Associates Board Members Jonathan Blanc Isaac Colunga Clyde C. Compton Kevin Goldstein Aimee Graham Rachel Henry Elizabeth Ingram Jeffrey Koh Julia Luscombe

Eléonore Moncheur de Rieudotte Katherine Nardin Melissa Peralta Adrienne Pope Marilynn Rubio Shilpa Rupani Michelle Schlack Jennifer Stuart Allan Waite

David Wagener Harriet White Andre Williams Founding Officers Marissa Bryce Nora Daley

ENDOWMENT SPONSORS Hope Abelson Fund for New Play Development Artistic Endowment established through the Leading National Theatres Program, a joint initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Ruth D. and Ken M. Davee New Works Fund Douglas R. Brown Playwright/ Director Endowment Fund Ford Foundation Artistic and General Operating Endowment Funds

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Richard and Mary L. Gray Production Endowment Fund John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund for the Development of New Work The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Daniel E. McLean National and International Production Fund Avy and Marcie Stein Sustaining Fund for the Ensemble Steppenwolf Board Designated Endowment Fund

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Endowment Fund created with Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust Nancy L. Wald Production Endowment Fund John and Carol Walter Production Endowment Fund

VISIONARY CIRCLE We are honored to recognize the following individuals who have included Steppenwolf in their will or estate plans. To learn more about estate gift options or to be recognized for a gift you have already provided for, contact Eric Evenskaas at 312-654-5615 or eevenskaas@steppenwolf.org. Anonymous Valerie and Joseph Abel Robert C. Anderson Dr. and Mrs. Marvin and Joyce Berman Norma Borcherding Douglas R. Brown Barbara L. Dean Janice and Rob Esser Robert H. Glaze

Michael Goldberger Michael Hansen and Nancy Randa John Hart Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross Tom Irwin Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck Michele Kenner Melanie G. Larch

Dr. Paul Lisnek Kenneth J. Porrello and Sherry L. McFall Sylvia J. Pozarnsky Merle Reskin Dr. Edward O. Riley T. Marshall Rousseau Patrick J. Schauer Harry and Sue Seigle Judy Sugarman

We remember the following members of the Steppenwolf family who have made a bequest to the theater. Their legacy will help to ensure that Steppenwolf continues to flourish. Hope A. Abelson Alba Biagini Nelson D. Cornelius Jo Hopkins Deutsch

Marjorie Douglas James F. Oates Andrea Romain and Cleo V. Orthel

Rose L. and Sidney N. Shure Nancy L. Wald

HONOR AND MEMORIAL GIFTS In Honor of Kate Arrington Jean Arrington In Honor of Susan Berghoef Lisa Kornick In Honor of Henry Bienen Shirley and Patrick G. Ryan In Honor of Bob Bowersox and Melody Moore Stacy Stahl In Honor of Leslie Bradberry Jennifer Baryl In Honor of Joseph Breslow Berle Blitstein and Marlene Breslow-Blitstein In Honor of Nora Daley J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation In Honor of Josephine Eva Desir Charlotte Durot In Honor of Jessie Fisher and Erik Hellman Lisa M. Fisher In Honor of Jimmy Freund Maureen Eisenberg In Honor of Noreen Gallagher Deborah Levinson In Honor of Evan Hatfield Frank Chanen Paul Rink

In Honor of Stephanie Heller Roselyn Friedman Terrence Walsh In Honor of the Lefkofskys and Kalts Laura and Scott Eisen In Honor of Emily Moss and Josh Engel Michele Heist In Honor of Dr. Kenneth Rottman Alan Rottman In Honor of Cari Sacks Madeleine Grynsztejn In Honor of Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Anita and Jamie Orlikoff In Honor of Eli Spiegel Donna Spiegel In Honor of Sai Vavricek Eileen Vavricek In Honor of Susan Warrington Barbara L. and Richard C. Barrett Marilee Kovacs In Honor of Meredith Bluhm-Wolf and William Wolf Andrew Block and Julie Nerenberg In Memory of George S. Brengel Janyce D. Brengel In Memory of Betty Carlson Tracy Goepel

In Memory of Kati Hastings Anonymous In Memory of Norton H. Kay Sandra Blau In Memory of Abby S. Magdovitz-Wasserman Dr. David Wasserman In Memory of John Mahoney Mark and Frances Mann Cathy and Robert Nathan Nancy Parkinson Richard Turner Jennifer Yuen In Memory of Mariann Mayberry Daniel Alan Balsam Ruth Mandel Cathy and Robert Nathan In Memory of James W. Ray and James W. Ray, Jr. Nancy Ray In Memory of Henry Ross Benjamin and Emily Bunker In Memory of Jack B. Stanford Dr. Lisa D. Stanford In Memory of Kari Timm Jill O’Donovan In Memory of Nancy Wald Albert Wald In Memory of Irvin L. Waltzer Bobbie Mayers In Memory of Diane Zientek The Schirato Family

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CORPORATE, FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT CONTRIBUTORS Grand Benefactors ($100,000+) Allstate Insurance Company* The Roy Cockrum Foundation The Crown Family ‡ The Davee Foundation‡ Lefkofsky Family Foundation‡ John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation‡* The Negaunee Foundation Polk Bros. Foundation* Shubert Foundation, Inc. Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust‡ United Airlines The Wallace Foundation‡ Zell Family Foundation‡ Benefactors ($50,000 – $99,999) Anonymous Paul M. Angell Foundation CA Ventures ComEd Conagra Brands Foundation Julius Frankel Foundation The Harris Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. King Harris Kathy Harris Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Szokol Mr. and Mrs. William Friend Mr. and Mrs. John Harris Illinois Arts Council, a state agency JPMorgan Chase & Co.* National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust* The Orlebeke Foundation The Poetry Foundation PwC Prince Charitable Trusts Smart Family Foundation of Illinois Vinci

Producers ($25,000 – $49,999) Anonymous (2) Alphawood Foundation American Express Ameriprise Financial Archer Daniels Midland Company The Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Chicago Community Trust City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events DLA Piper LLP (US) Greenberg Traurig LLP Grosvenor Capital Management Walter E. Heller Foundation The Joyce Foundation‡ Laurents/Hatcher Foundation J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation Sage Foundation Schiff Hardin LLP Searle Family Trust Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation‡ Sidley Austin LLP Gary Sinise Foundation Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Patrons ($10,000 – $24,999) Anonymous (2) Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Baker McKenzie BNY Mellon Wealth Management Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc. The Boeing Company Helen Brach Foundation Buchanan Family Foundation CNA Financial Corporation* CRC Swett Frank G. and Gertrude Dunlap Fund Eversheds Sutherland

* Corporations and foundations that have made employee matching gifts

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Faegre Baker Daniels Green Courte Partners, LLC GrubHub Irving Harris Foundation Illinois Tool Works Foundation Make It Better Media Marsh Private Client Services Mayer Brown LLP McKinsey & Company, Inc. Melcher Charitable Foundation Newcastle Limited Norcon, Inc Precision Control Systems Rhoades Foundation Dr. Scholl Foundation Seigle Family Foundation Siragusa Family Foundation The Smithburg Family Foundation The Williams Capital Group, L.P. Vogue John and Carol Walter Family Foundation Winston & Strawn, LLP Sustainers ($5,000 – $9,999) Aon Modestus Bauer Foundation Bayless Family Foundation Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Mary Dempsey, Philip H. Corboy Foundation Grainger Foundation John R. Halligan Charitable Fund Ice Miller LLP Kirkland & Ellis LLP Loop Capital Markets Mesirow Financial Nordstrom Reynolds Family Foundation Sahara Enterprises, Inc. Louis & Nellie Sieg Fund The Talbott Hotel

‡ Multi-year pledge

LEAD INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTORS These individuals provide inspirational annual support for productions, education programs and general operations and help safeguard Steppenwolf’s international reputation for artistic excellence and innovation. Donors with ‡ have made a generous multi-year pledge. Premier Patrons ($50,000+) Anonymous (2) Julie and Roger Baskes‡ Leigh and Henry Bienen Andrew and Amy Bluhm Marlene Breslow-Blitstein and Berle Blitstein Meredith Bluhm-Wolf and Bill Wolf Douglas R. Brown Phil and Mary Beth Canfield Ann and Richard Carr Joyce Chelberg Elizabeth H. Connelly Caroline and Keating Crown Nora Daley and Sean Conroy Rich and Margery Feitler Amy and Cameron Findlay ‡ King and Caryn Harris John Hart and Carol Prins Pam and Dennis D. Howarter Liz and Eric Lefkofsky ‡ Lynn Lockwood Murphy and Barrett B. Murphy ‡ Mary and Bill Ludford Ronald J. Mallicoat, Jr. Pam and Ashley Netzky Anne and Don Phillips‡ Cari and Michael J. Sacks‡ Robert and Louise Sanborn Elliot A. Stultz Bryan Traubert and Penny Pritzker John and Carol Walter Helen Zell

Grand Patrons ($25,000 – $49,999) Anonymous Sarah Beardsley and Dr. Christopher Randolph Michael Bender and Sheridan Prior Kent and Liz Dauten Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly ‡ Amy Eshleman and Lori Lightfoot Ethel and Bill Gofen Richard and Mary L. Gray ‡ Bob and Amy Greenebaum‡ Mrs. John M. Hartigan Marian, Fruman and Lisa Jacobson Steven D. Loucks‡ Andrew Keyt Jim and Kay Mabie‡ Holly and Matt Maloney Mr. and Ms. David E. Mendelsohn Verett Mims Christopher and Eileen Murphy Deborah and Stephen Quazzo Randy and Susi Rowe Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Manny Sanchez and Pat Pulido Sanchez Sue and Harry Seigle Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Shapiro‡ Colette Cachey Smithburg and Tom Smithburg Bill and Orli Staley Stephanie B. Smith and Gerald Smith

Distinguished Patrons ($15,000 – $24,999) Anonymous Andy and Sue Arnold Carole L. Brown Beth Boosalis Davis and Maxwell S. Davis Mary A. Dempsey, Philip H. Corboy Foundation Donald and Anne Edwards Valerie and Paul Goodrich Juliette Feld and Andrew Grossman Christine Albright and Lawrence Gill Leslie and Matthew Gray Joan Hall Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross Perry and Cathy Iverson Jeffrey Maling and Rebecca Johnston Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck The Krammer Family Tracy Letts Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lad Kate and William Macdonald L. Heather Mitchell and Kenny Mitchell Merle Reskin Benjamin Rosenthal Ms. Elizabeth Schubert

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DIRECTORS CIRCLE The generosity of Steppenwolf’s Directors Circle members annually provides vital support for Steppenwolf’s many streams of artistic and community programming. In recognition of their contributions, members receive complimentary subscriptions with VIP ticketing services and are invited to private events with the artists of Steppenwolf. Donors with ‡ have made a generous multi-year pledge. To join this distinguished group, call Jessica Gretch at 312-654-5672 or e-mail directorscircle@steppenwolf.org. Patrons ($10,000 – $14,999) Betty Bradshaw Michael and Cathy Brennan Carol and Douglas Cohen Mary and Paul Finnegan John and Katherine Fox Aimee Graham and Nigel Caine Brad and Kim Keywell Mr. John M. Schwolsky Amrit and Gurpreet Singh Toni Sandor Smith Marcie and Avy Stein Frances E. Tuite Nina B. Winston Susan and Robert A. Wislow Ronald and Geri Yonover Sustainers ($5,000 – $9,999) Anonymous (5) David and Suzanne Arch Gustavo Bamberger and Martha Van Haitsma Gerry Barad and Tamara Holder Dr. and Mrs. Marvin and Joyce Berman Janyce D. Brengel Lois Browning Gia and Isaac Colunga Jerry and Josephine Conlon Liam and Francesca Connell Laura and Scott Eisen Mary M. Emerson Becki and Scott Etzler David and Noreen Ann Gallagher Beverly Wyckoff and Charles Ginsberg Marcy and Harry Harczak Mrs. Louise Hart Judy and Jay Heyman David Hiller Jen and Brad Keck Stephen Kriegel and Family Christine and Michael LaTona Mr. Marvin J. Leavitt and Ms. Susan Karkomi Susan Lichtenstein and John Rokacz Brian Lukanic and Kelly Dixon Amos and Anat Madanes Howard and Sandy Nagelberg Mr. and Ms. Amit Parekh Ashley and Noah Pettit

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Jennifer and Perry Pinto Burton X. and Sheli Rosenberg Ms. Doris D. Roskin Sandra and Earl Rusnak, Jr. David and Susan Schmid Jeffrey Singer and Patricia Carman Matthew Steinmetz Jacqueline Tilton Richard and Elaine Tinberg Donna and Dirk Vos Michael and January Ward Robert and Susan Warrington Dr. David Wasserman Lorrayne and Steve Weiss Benefactors ($2,000 – $4,999) Anonymous (10) Mr. and Mrs. John Aalbregtse Kathi and Roger Adams Kim and David Adler Jack J. Adrian Karen and Scott Alexander Polly Allen Nicholas and Kathleen Amatangelo Kimball Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson Robert C. Anderson Robert and Marilyn Arensman Stephanie and Dana Arnett Jeffrey S. Arnold and Ellen J. Neely Edgar Bachrach Richard and Janice Bail Andy and Stephanie Baker ‡ Yuri and Elena Balasanov Merrill and Alice Barden Cynthia Barginere Laura Barnett Solomon and Camila Barnett Bob and Trish Barr Mr. Sebastian Barrack Jennifer Baryl Dee Beaubien Martha and Al Belmonte Bruce and Debbie Bentcover Shirley and Tom Berchou‡ Louis and Jacqueline Bernstein Ron and Colleen Bess Jim and Sherry Bicak Nicholas Biederman Jon Blanc Shaun and Andy Block Patricia C. Bobb

Stephen and Lynn Bolanowski‡ Benjamin Bove Stanley and Anne Boychuck Doug Bradbury Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Braun Robert and Joell Brightfelt ‡ Marissa and Tim Brinkley Robert and Mary Briscoe Reid Brody and Sally Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Norman Brooks Dawn and Harmon Brown George and Joyce Brown‡ Phil Burgess and Jim Nutter Dr. Susan Burland and George Plumb John D. and Leslie Henner Burns Timothy Burroughs and Barbara Smith Michael and Merle Cahan David Callahan and Terri Abruzzo Joseph and Cory Cancila‡ Shamequa Carlton Sheila J. Chapman William and Nicole Cheeseman Drs. Rex Chisholm and Kathleen Green Michael and Stephanie Chu Nancy Ciezki and Diane Kostecke Dana Green and Thomas Clancy Zac and Lesley N. Cochran Michael and Edie Cohen Elizabeth O’Connor Cole Thomas and Katherine Coleman Steven and Caralynn Collens Clyde C. Compton Pam and Howard Conant Ed Cook and Melissa Perrett Cook‡ J. Gorman Cook and Carole Kohout Bryce Cooper Merle R. Cooper Lisa and Brian Cornell Deb and Denny Cowhey Winnie and Bob Crawford Alayna Washington Crenshaw Phyllis Cretors Carl and Cynthia Curry Daniel R. Cyganowski Dean and Lori Czuma Stephen F. Danziger Judy and Tapas K. Das Gupta Marlowe Davis Diane Dawson

Mr. and Mrs. Menahem Deitcher Greg Desmond and Michael Segobiano Donald Deutsch Gautam and Ritu Dhingra Bill and Cindee Dietz Roberta S. Dillon Ms. Cari Dinneen Carmelita Dockery, PhD Patricia and Richard Doonan Philip and Marsha Dowd Raymond and Marybeth Drake Erin and Ian Drury Malcolm D. Ewen Dr. Steven B. Edelstein George Engeln Tom and Pat Erickson Juliet and Marc Fallah Maurice Fantus and Judith Aiello Mr. and Ms. Michael Fassnacht David and Mary Farkas Randall Fearnow and Beth Compton Harris J. Feldman, M.D. Carol and Steven Felsenthal Richard and Linda Filler Peter and Joanne Fischer Sara Stern and Ted J. Fishman‡ Stacy and Ian Fleming Jane Fleming and Melinda Kempton Steven Florsheim and Jennifer Friedes Jim and Yvonne Fogerty ‡ Lisa and John Folkers Kim M. Folta Cory and Cyndi Fosco Daniel J. Rubin and Karen Frederick Jim and Sandy Freeburg Kate and Michael Fridholm Ms. Sara Friedle and Mr. Michael Towler Kate Friedlob Mr. and Mrs. Sherwin Friedman Susan Fuchs, M.D.‡ Leonard Gail and Robin Steans Denise Michelle Gamble Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner Lisa Garling and Jeff Miller Gigi Gamauf Gavron and Dr. Joseph Gavron Gary L. Gephart Steven M. Gerschoffer Susan and John Gibbons Scott Gidwitz Elizabeth Glassman Mr. and Mrs. James J. Glasser Mr. Asheesh Goel Charlie and Mary Gofen Deidra D. Gold Bob and Carol Goldberg Jennifer and Isaac Goldman

Kevin Goldstein and Sarah Fox Dr. Paul Goldstein and Ms. Nasrin Mahani Sue-Gray Goller John Gorey and Catherine DeOrio Laurence and Carrie Grant Sue and Melvin Gray Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Greenberg‡ Mary and Jim Greene William and Nanci Greene Michael and Lisa Greenfield Karen and Jamie Gunsior Jack and Sandra Guthman Suzanne Gylfe Ginger and Del Hall Michael Hansen and Nancy Randa Pam and David Harrington Victoria and Charles Harris Stacie R. Hartman Dorothy Harza Lois and Marty Hauselman Jean Hawkinson Mark and Joelle Hayes Michael and Mona Heath Fund Sandra L. Helton and Norman M. Edelson Richard and Elaine Heuberger James LaForce and Stephen Henderson Rachel Henry Marlene and Sonny Hersh Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hibel Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Hill Ann S. Hoenig and Jonathan L. Hoenig Grayson Holmbeck Roxanne Hori and Robert Felsenthal Dr. Matthew and Kimberly Horowitz Arnold and Judith Horwich‡ Ms. Rosa M. Hugener Bill and Monica Hughson Holly E. Humphreys William Ibe Dr. and Mrs. David Ingall John Ittner and Jennifer Van Dyke Patricia Jeffers Craig “CJ” Jensen and Craig Dannenbrink Ed Jeske and John Hern Craig and Heidi Johnson Timothy B. Johnson and Valerie B. Wiley Holly Johnston George A. Joseph and Carolyn Bateman‡ Jeff and Lisa Jozwiak Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kaplan Dr. Claudia Anne Katz

Aviva Katzman and Morris Mauer Judith and Jerry Kaufman Mary Ann and Mark Kaufman Reis and Sherri Kayser Adam and Renee Keats Ms. Jennifer Keegan Thomas E Keim Sheryl and Tom Keith‡ Peter and Susan Kelly Chris Kendrick and Kasturi Haldar Helen J. Kessler Patricia and Wayne Kik‡ Mike and Leslie King Harry Kinzie David Kistenbroker and Cynthia Heusing Laurie Kladis Tom Klarquist and Steve Somora Jonathan Klein and Susan Cohn Stephanie and Peter Klein Jean Klingenstein Mr. and Mrs. Tom Knauff James Kochalka Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Koldyke Mr. and Mrs. Sanfred Koltun Dr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Korbet MD Alan Kozlowski and John Schuchert Suzy Krueckeberg Raminder and Vinay Kumar Mr. Matthew Kutcher and Ms. Rebecca Richards Amy Laiken and Tim Michel Gerald R. Lanz and Lisa Kearns Lanz Tom and Renee Lavallee Ron and Kim Lemar Travis Lenkner and Erin Delaney Karen Levine Bernard and Averill Leviton Tanya Levshina and Ilya Volvovski Arthur and Catherine Lewis Wil Lewis Ms. Stephanie F. Linn and Dr. Seth B. Krantz Dr. Paul M. Lisnek Mr. and Mrs. William Lloyd Beth Loeb Abby and George Lombardi Diane and Alejandro Longoria Fran Lambros and John Lowry ‡ Mrs. Barbara Lucas and Ms. Toni Sieve‡ Michael Maloney and Christine Zyzda Naja Maltezos Arlene Manelli Mark and Frances Mann Sandy and Jerry Manne Barbara and Larry Margolis Christine and David Markovitz

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…cont’d Directors Circle Don and Melinda Marshall The Masnato Family Michael J. McCahey Michael E. McCaslin‡ Jim and Lynn McClure Tarell Alvin McCraney Lee and Joyce McCullough Bob and Barb McCullough Becky and Bob McLennan Kevin and Beth McMeen Dr. Janis Mendelsohn Randi Merel and Allen LeHew Ellie and Bob Meyers Jim Milbery and Anna Deaugustine Michael and Susan Miller Jamey Eklund and Evgueni Minev Dr. George and Maureen Miz Ms. Stephanie Morimoto and Mr. Matt King Blake and Debra Moritz‡ Ms. Patricia Myles Ms. Katherine Nardin Elke Aippersbach and Piers Nash‡ Alyson and Patrick J. Nash, Jr. Cathy and Robert Nathan Jean and Jordan Nerenberg Jon and Molly Neuleib Lynne Considine Nieman and Jim Parsons David Ellis and Hope Nightingale Mary Nolen Susan and George Obermaier Gary and Marcie Ochs Peg O’Connor Barbara and Daniel O’Keefe Joe O’Leary Mr. and Ms. Tony Olson Bob and Joyce O’Malley Bridget R. O’Neill Susan and Ted Oppenheimer Elizabeth Orelup and Lawrence Sonntag Sandra and Mark Ostler Brian A. Paetow and Gretchen K. Beetner Jim and Sue Pajakowski Vicki L. Parker Mr. Deep Patel and Ms. Nisha Begwani Pradip Patiath and Shalini Sharma Ms. Sarah Paulson Amy and Brent Peebles Sandra and Michael Perlow Simon and Kim Perutz John and Christine Pfeiffer Dale and Loretta Pierson Ms. Sherri Pincus Patricia Pippert and Steven Redfield Mr. Guy Ponticiello

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Avi and Joan Porat Kenneth J. Porrello and Sherry L. McFall‡ Andrew and Judy L. Porte Elliott Quigley Paul Rauch and Frank Cozzi Bradley and Patricia Reid Linda Reid Lynne Remington and Geoff Goldberg Nina Riccardi Ms. Lauri Riggen Dana and Jacob Ringer Susan and Edwin Ritts John C. Roberts and Lynn D. Fleisher Randy and Betsy Rochman James and Trude Roselle Hilary Rosenthal Lisa and Doug Rosskamm Holly and David Rothschild Alan Gordon Rottman Bob and Mary Rowe Marilynn Rubio Joanne C. Ruxin The Ryerson Family Mr. and Mrs. John Sabl Francis C. Sadac Ms. Carol S. Sadow A. Sue Samuels Richard and Susan Sanders Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Foundation Paola Sapienza Pamela and Fred Sasser Paul Scavone and Donna Pawlus Michelle Maton and Mike Schaeffer Howard and Gail Schaffner Mr. Greg Schementi and Ms. Kim Kamin Joseph Scheper and Kevin Ray Michelle Schlack Mrs. Elizabeth Schneider Mr. Gary Schreiber Matthew and Tina Schubert Diana and Richard Senior David and Judith L. Sensibar Mark and Kimberly Shadle Surendra and Dorothie Shah Michael Shapiro and Deb Gohr Shapiro Nancia Shawver and Larry Weiner Hope and Jeffrey Sheffield Mr. and Mrs. David R. Shevitz Ms. Julia Simpson Robert and Nancy Singleton James and Mary Jo Slykas Chuck Smith Neil Smith Family Ron and Leslie Smith Steven Smith Sharon Specht

Dariel J. Stack Gail and Eugene Steingold Kristin and Stan Stevens Jeff and Tondra Stoller ‡ Kelly and Jami Stone Lawrence Stone and Margaret Jongleux Mary Stowell and Jim Streicker Gail and John Straus Lauren and Steve Strelsin Pam and Russ Strobel Ms. Jennifer Stuart Edward A. Studzinski Judy Sugarman Ms. Sarah Swain and Mr. John Hart Dr. and Mrs. James V. Talano Mark and Leah Taylor Ilene Patty and Tom Terpstra James E. Thompson The Tipton Family John and Maribeth Totten Mr. Brian Townsend Nick Trakas and Marc Cerone Mario and Traci Tricoci Greg and Mary Tuite Reed and Rosemary Tupper Scott and Adriane Turow Howard and Jane Tyner Tali and Liat Tzur Marilee Unruh Ramona and Daniel Ustian Cynthia Vahlkamp and Robert Kenyon Betty Vandenbosch Shawn VanDerziel and Jay Clarke John and Julie Varga Erika Nelson and David Wagener Mr. Allan Waite Tom Wake Ken Wanlass & Sara Sherrie and Albert Weiss Carey Weiss and Karen Pierce Tom and Blaine Wells Anne and Jay Whipple Jack and Keli Wildermuth Jane and Greg Wintroub Jessica and Jeff Wisniewski‡ Sherry Wolfe Joe Wolnski and Jane Christino Bobbi Zabel Eileen and David Zampa Karen Zelden and Ralph Senst Elizabeth A. Ziegler

ANNUAL FUND Steppenwolf thanks the many supporters who help bridge the gap between annual operating costs and ticket sales. We regret that, due to space limitations, we are unable to recognize gifts below $150. To all our benefactors, we thank you for making possible another season of engaging, provocative theater. Make your gift today by visiting steppenwolf.org/support or calling Suzanne Miller at 312-654-5617. Gifts are as of November 15, 2018. Producers ($1,000 – $1,999) Clemeth Abercrombie Mr. Philip Auerbach and Ms. S. Ross Ms. Sarah Banasiak Sandra Bass Ted and Robbie Beaty ‡ Adrian and Arta Beverly Lois J. Bider Ms. Heiji Black Mr. and Mrs. Philip Block III Mr. and Mrs. David C. Blowers Kevin Boehm and Courtney Moon Lin Brehmer and Sara Farr Kristen Brown David and Michelle Buck Bruce and Kate Burgun Mr. Ed Calkins Ray Capitanini Margo Cook Mr. Andrew Cores Rathin Datta Bonnie Dauer Tony and Laura Davis Nancy Dehmlow Mr. Craig Elkins Michael and Jacky Ferro Mr. Daniel Fischel and Ms. Sylvia Neil Michael Flowers and Daryl Wells Matt and Lindsay Garrison Ms. Megan Goldish Dr. Kitty Green The Greffin Family Madeline Grynsztejn and Tom Shapiro James and Anne Heger James and Margot Hinchliff Mr. Tom Hinkes Kym Hubbard Sandy Ihm and Ken Belcher Mr. Bradley Jarol Daniel and Mary Ann Jordan Mr. and Mrs. David Katz Mr. and Mrs. Robert Katz Mr. David Kelly Stacy M. Kemp‡ Ms. Marilee Kovacs Neal and Kathleen Kulick Melanie and Rudy Larch‡ Shana Lewis and Rob Magasano Ms. Julia Luscombe

Karyn Lutz Joan and Jerry Matson Russell Mayerfeld Mr. and Ms. Paul McGrady Chris Mollet and Lynne LaJone Howard and Cathy Niden Melissa Peralta Mr. Marc A. Pittas Adrienne Pope Mr. Richard Porter Sophie and Richard Radutzky Ms. Jessica Rappe Ms. Kayla Roan Angela Robertson Riney and Carol Robertson Shirley and Patrick G. Ryan Sr. Adesh and Sonia Ramchandran Bettylu and Paul Saltzman Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Schewe Ms. E. Jane Schmitz Richard and Robin Schmitzer Michael and Salme Harju Steinberg‡ Patty Sternberg Ms. Lisa Stevak Robert Stillman and Janet Surkin Sylvia and Joe Stone Ms. Holland Taylor Anne Van Wart and Michael Keable Laura and Bob Watson‡ Ben and Heather Webster Kevin Wender John W. Wheeler Ms. Harriet White Mark and Christie Wilson‡ Elizabeth Wohlleb Esther and Stanley Wojcicki Mr. Michael Zipper and Ms. Jackie Reich Ensemble ($500 – $999) Anonymous (13) Thomas W. Abendroth and Terri L. Mascherin Jeannie L. Adams Ms. Deborah Ader Ms. Evvie Alter Jill and Dave Altman Harold and Judith Anderson‡ Lorilyn Aquino‡ John Asplin and Christine Orders

Peggy Bagley and Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer Leslie and Bill Barker Teri and Steve Barnett Priscilla Ryan and Frank Battle Deborah and James Baughman Lawrence Bell Gene and Natalie Bernadoni‡ Harriet and Howard N. Bernstein Dr. Mary E. Belford MD and Mr. Ric Berta Ms. Stacia Beyl Ms. Faye Blake Gene and Lynne Blanc Andrew Block and Julie Nerenberg Mark Bloom R. Darrell Bock Donald F. Bouseman Aldridge and Marie Bousfield Ed Bucher ‡ John Byrd John Caraher Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Chandler Deborah and John Chipman Jean Costigan Mr. Roy Cowell Maureen Crowley Kareem and Natasha Dale Liese Dallbauman Alecia C. Dantico Michelle de Vlam‡ Phil DeBoer Dr. Mark and Rose DeMeo‡ Mary and Daniel Deziel Austin Dias‡ Adrienne Doppelt Bruce Van Dotten David Dranoff and Wendy Epstein Natalie Dudek‡ Arthur and Elizabeth Duquette Estia Eichten and Deborah Eichten Audrey Eisenmann and David Pepperberg Jennifer M. Ellin Erika Erich Carla Feinkind Karena Fiorenza and Emrys Ingersoll Jim and Shellie Fisch Brad and Lisa Fisher and Family Sally Fletcher ‡ Marya and Peter Frankel

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…cont’d Annual Fund Bernadette Foley and Richard Landgraff ‡ Mike and Karen Folk John and Adrian Foster Elliott Friedman Edward and Dawn Gershman William J. Gibbons Joseph Glaser and Jessica Schneider Glaser Jaye and John Golanty ‡ Karen M. Goldstein‡ Leo and Linda Gordon Chester Gougis and Shelley Ochab Mr. and Ms. Garrett Graber John S. Mrowiec and Karen Granda Dedrea Gray Debbi and Craig Griffith James and Lynn Grogan‡ Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hacker ‡ Peter Hagel Bill Hamilton Chester and Phyllis Handelman Midge and Frank Heurich Mr. and Mrs. David W. Hines Anne Linsdau-Hoeppner and Walter F. Hoeppner III Karen Hunken‡ Patricia Hurley Paul and Mariana Ingersoll Elizabeth Ingram Tim Jackson & Dana McKenna‡ Dr. Angela James Paul Jeffries Melvin and Annie Kahn Dr. Susan A. Kecskes‡ Linda Kenney Rita Kerns Jeffrey Kerr David and Sharon Kessler Linda Belan and Vincent Kinehan‡ Frank and Katherine Kinney ‡ Matt and Karen Klickman Ms. Monica Kline Thomas Koelbl and Peggy Forbes Ms. Leslie Kondziela Electra D. Kontalonis Ms. Kim Kumiega Libby Roth & Bob Kunio‡ Ms. Carolyn Kurtz and Mr. Gary Steinberg‡ Terri Lacy Bill Lee and Malinda Hamann‡ Sheila Fields Leiter Wallace and Carol Lennox Mr. Robert Levinson Laura Lewandowski Leonel P. Limonte

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Jessica Litman and Jonathan Weinberg Mark and Carol Lorenz David Marker and Georgann Joseph Mike and Cindy McCabe Dr. and Mrs. McCormick‡ Cathy & Mark McKee‡ Hugh and Marybeth McLean Sheila and Harvey Medvin Eleonore Moncheur de Rieudotte Jolanta Moore‡ Rick and Joyce Morimoto‡ Lisa Moss Joan Neil Mary Pat O’Brien John and Joy O’Malley Jana R. O’Brien and Wayne T. Parman John and Roberta Paskvalich Lynn and Mel Pearl Doc Pearson Robert C. Peterson Suzan and William Pinsof Frank C. Pond‡ Elaine and Ronald Prebish V. Pristera, Jr.‡ Mr. John Prusnick and Mr. Donald Nelson Jeff and Susan Rashid Gabriel and Dorit Raviv Bridget and Louis Ray Dave & Ellen Rice Bill and Deborah Roberts Stephen and Caryn Robin Steve Rodichok and Renee Gattone‡ Susan W. Rogaliner Anthony Rojas and Patricia Freda‡ Mr. and Mrs. Alan Rosenberg Honey and Howard Rosenfeld Chaya and Walter Roth Susan B. Rubnitz Ms. Shilpa Rupani Diana and Ed Ruthman Dan Sackett ‡ Bill Savage Curt Schade Allison and Charles Scherer Cynthia Schilsky Susan J. Schwartz Jill Severino Stephen Spigel and Diana Williams Jo and George Spindler Seena and Carey Stein Yvonne Sutor Dick and Alice Teutsch Jeff Thomas and Rebecca Coleman Richard Tobiason

Edward and Edith Turkington Sue Vondran Mark D. Wachholz‡ Chris Whyde and Matthew Philip‡ Andre Williams Jodie Winnett‡ Lawrence Wojcik Ms. Sarah R. Wolff and Mr. Joel L. Handelman Designers ($250 – $499) Anonymous (30) Linda Loving and Richard Aaronson Nancy Abshire Philip and June Aimen Gavin Campbell and Diana Aixala John B. Albright Mr. Jim Alexander Ken and Mary Ellen Alexander Jenny Allen Richard and Jill Almeida Greg and Janine Amoroso Arthur and Rebecca Anderson Gary Anderson and Diane Graziano Cedric H. Antosiewicz and Margaret M. Gudenas Jurgis and Dalia Anysas Mr. and Ms. Clark Ardern Ann and Gene Armstrong Ms. Jennifer Arneson Nathan D. Arnold Jackie and Dennis Aron Jessica Ashley and Ethan Ashley-Ferguson‡ Mike and Karen Atwood Dr. Edie Babbitt and Larry Levy Rex Babiera and Geoffrey Mayer Linda A. Bacci‡ David Bailey & DJ Trela‡ Spencer and Daniel Baker Michael and Julie Baker ‡ Ann & William Baker John and Sharon Baldwin Mr. Greg Bales Cindy Barbera-Brelle Joan Barnhart Mia A. and Scott Bass Jeffrey Battersby Laura M. Batzer ‡ Dr. Bruce and Sally Bauer ‡ Thomas Bearrows and Holly Hirst Kay Beaty Ms. Gail Bedessem The Bellmar Family Janet Belsky and Sheldon Gertzfeld‡ Mr. Brad Bemiss and Katie Weaver Susan R. Benner

Roger G. Bensinger R.L. Benton Anne H. Berenberg John and Taru Berg Judith Bergen Ms. Emily Berk Susan Berkowitz James & Allison Bernard Dorian Bezanis Mary Anne and Joe Bigane Nathan Birnberg Andrew and Kristine Bishop Dee and Dick Bittman John Blackburn and Bill Gilmer Bernard and Nancy Blayer Laura and Richard Blessen‡ Mr. Alex Block Frima H. Blumenthal Sam Blustein Claudia and John Boatright Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bolas Ms. Phyllis Booth Sharalyn Borchers Roula Alakiotou Willard and Helen Boris The Bots Family ‡ Bob and Sue Bowker Jeff Boyce‡ David and Cheryl Bradford Ms. Miriam Braganza Dr. Michael C. Branch M.D.‡ Andrea Brands Mrs. John J. Bransfield, Jr. Karen Breen Elia and Louis M. Elia‡ Judith and Harold Bregman Josh Bresette Carolyn Brna Jill Broersma Tim Brogla and Laura Demoor Deborah Broide Beth Sprecher Brooks Frank Brooks and Andrea Twiss-Brooks‡ Paul Brown Tom and Mary-Doug Brown William Brown Erika Bruhn James Buckley Rony and Tom Buckley Rita Buczynska Bernie Bulger Rebecca Burke Robert Burke Mr. Kelsey Burr and Ms. Stacy R. Scapino Edson N Burton Jr Dr. Steven R. Bussolari Richard Butler Bridget Byrne

Stephen Byrne and Kerry Shannon Milli Cady John and Libby Cady Toni and Mike Cainkar Judy Cape Richard Carlin Barry Joseph Carlson Fairbank and Lynne Carpenter Helen and Paul Chang David Chaudoir ‡ Stephen and Jane Chernof Courtney Cherry Mr. Kurt Christoffel Anthony Churchill‡ Bill and Kathy Cissna James Clark and Christina Labate Dr. and Mrs. Robert Clark Julane Clarke‡ Kimberly Clawson‡ Dr. and Mrs. Clipstone Thomas and Bette Cogan Ide Cohen Ms. Toba Cohen James Cohn Natale A Coleman‡ Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Coleman Viki Conner ‡ Peter and Judith Connolly ‡ Eduardo & Caroline Conrado‡ Jennifer Cook Anne Coughlan and Phi & Theo Bulani John & Bonnie Cox Ms. Susan Cox and Mr. Mike Bolton Norma I. Crane Tim Crawford Colin and Teri Cross Deborah and Bruce Crown Ms. Linda Cunningham Mark Curran David Curry and George Kohler Judy and Arthur Curtis‡ Jennifer L. Cusack and Dean P. Jones Laurna Czajka Conway and Elinor Dahmer Margaret and John Dantico Robin K. Dasilva‡ Dave & Mary Jo Orkowski‡ Laura Davies Anne Megan Davis Alexandra Davis Laura M. Davis Barbara L. Dean Heather Debby and Scott Legan Roxanne Decyk & Lew Watts‡ Don & Linda Dean Maureen and Mel De Matoff

Michelle and Christopher DeMent Brian Dennen Ms. Colleen Connell and Mr. Darryl DePriest Debbie DeSalvo Michel P Desjardins and Pierre Desy Matthew J. Devereux In Memory of Annelle Devlin‡ Mr. Wesley Diener Bud Dobbins‡ Dr. William & Phyllis Dobrin Joshua and Natalie Dranoff Julie and Scott Drummond Robert Druzinsky and Renee Friedman‡ Eileen and Howard Dubner Paul J. Dufallo Mimi Duginger Barbara Dunn‡ Suzanne Dupre Alex and Karen Durdevic Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Durot Mr. and Mrs. Jon R. Dutcher Joan Fee Dutton John and Pat Dyble Wendy Eager David and Alexandra Earle Cole Eastman Jeanene Ebert Elizabeth Eccher and Sam Goodman Mr. Tim Edwards Sharon Eiseman and Noel Hertz Eric Eisenberg‡ Marci Eisenstein Deane Ellis Robbie Ellis Mark & Mary Anne Emmons‡ Helmut and Susanna Epp Jackie Epstein Ethan and Peggi Erenberg Arlene and Herbert Erlbach Eric Evenskaas Anna Faulkner Stephen Fedo Gordon and Patricia Feingold Deb Feldman Drs. Richard and Roberta Feldman Roger Ferlo and Anne Harlan‡ Fred Fischer and Heather D. Will Liz Fisher ‡ Lois Farrell Fisher ‡ Ms. Marcia Fishman Debbie Fitzgerald Thomas FitzGibbon John and Patti Flanagan Jan and Bill Flapan Angela Floessel‡

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quarterly gift to Steppenwolf. Their ongoing support helps fuel Steppenwolf’s mission ofsteppenwolf superior acting 35 and risk-taking work.

…cont’d Annual Fund Roberto and Antonina Flores‡ David Flynn‡ Paul Fong Tali Forest-Smith‡ Jeff and Julie Forgash Timothy and Janet Fox Kevin & Stephanie Frailey Frederick Frankel‡ Dr. and Mrs. James Franklin Madeline & Rusty Franklin Dr. Wayne Franklin Priya Fremerman Karen and Bill French‡ Roselyn L. Friedman Tom and Pat Fronczek Alexis Funches Noelle Gaffney Barb Gam Tagge Paul and Audrey Gaynor Michael Gebel‡ Mark and Bonnie Gehrman Dorothea and Philip Genetos Hank and Sandy Gentry Michael and Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz‡ Cybele Ghossein & Rod Passman Nancy Gidwitz Geoffrey L. Gifford Hugh and Doris Gilbert Daniel Gilmour Clark and Nancy Gilpin Patricia and James Gladden Ian and Sheila Gladding Gerry and Stan Glass Howard and Anneliese Glick Diane Glickman Tracy Goepel Sue Golan Robert Goldberg and Dodie Weinstein Marvin and Phyllis Goldblatt Mr. and Mrs. David Golder Ms. Catherine Goldhaber Lauri and David Goldstein Dr. Deirdre Dupre and Dr. Robert Golub Jessica L. Gonzalez Sandra and James Goodman Mary Lee Gosz Kenneth E Grant III‡ Michele and Joseph Greskoviak‡ Frederick Grier and William Bouvel Paul Gruber Mr. Gregor Gruenthaler Dr. and Mrs. John W. Gustaitis John and Donna Guydan Sarah Hadley Kathleen Hagerty

Robert and Patricia Hahn Andrew Halbur Ben Hall‡ Ardath Hamann Larry Hamilton and Ann Hicks‡ Dr. Bruce Harmon Mr. Joe Hasman Richard Hatton‡ Daniel Heald Albert and Amy Heber ‡ Ms. Mary Ellen Hennessy Pat and Ron Henning Jeffrey and Bonnie Herden Nancy and Dale Hershfield Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hession‡ Keisha Hester Fred Hill Linda and John Hillman Sebastian Hincapie‡ Dennis Hjelm Mr. Kevin Hlevka Drs. Stevan and Ivonne Hobfall Mrs. Vivian Hock Elizabeth and Dan Hodos‡ Kathryn and Bruce Hoffman‡ Donald and Karen Holmberg Megan Holmes James and Eileen Holzhauer Cynthia Hood Jack and Bonnie Horbovetz Mary Horgan‡ Paula Horowitz and Joe Knotts‡ Bruce and Judy Hoskins Melvin Houston Kenny and Elyse Howanski Thomas and Karen Howell William & Dana Hub‡ William Hubbard Robin and Harry Hunter Jorge and Beatriz Iorgulescu Ms. Karen Irvine Mr. George Irwin Marina Jacks Terry Jackson‡ Chuck Jacobson and Mary Lou Vainisi John David Jawor Douglas and Margaret Jayes‡ Kathleen and Hal Jenkins Sheila and Jim Jesionowski Judith Johns Dr. and Mrs. Richard and Joyce Johnston Ruth Johnston‡ Ericka Jones Ora & Courtney Jones Andra Heller and Andy Jonusaitis Heather Joys‡ Emma Kalaidjian and Gary Rhodes

Tom and Esta Kallen Mary Jo Kanady Olwyn J. Kane Norma and Nolan Kaplan Mr. and Mrs. James Kargman Jerry Karlin Ernest and Harriett Karmin Kathleen Kastenholz Tyler Keating & Andrea Velasco Echeverri‡ Claire Kedjidjian Martin and Barbara Keeley Francis and Sherri Kelch‡ Jeffrey S Kennedy ‡ Michele Kenner Lucy Kereta-Block Mrs. Kathryn Kerr Seema Khan Marjorie Killeen Vriginia Killian Lund Joseph and Catherine King Sylvia and John Kinney Jill Kirby John Kirk Donald and Joan Kittler Mrs. Theresa Klecka Micah Klussmann‡ John Kobza Anne Kohn Betty H. Kolb Ms. Kathryn Korn Jeff and Katie Kowalsky Marianne Karjacic Mr. James Kreidler Kris and Ed Gallagher Patricia Kronberg Julie and Scott Krueger Ken and Janet Kubis Diane and Bill Kuhlmann Mary Ann Kupferberg‡ Kevin and Anne Kurth Pamela K. Ladd Steve LaHaie Karen E. Laine Ed and Bettine Landon‡ Ghita Lapidus Mr. Jeff Larche Patricia Lauber Peter and Shirley Dugdale Laundy Catherine and Peter Lawler Janet Lawrence John Leanse‡ Julia and Daniel Lee Ms. Roberta Lee Yohannan Lee‡ Elizabeth Leeth Laurie Leli Ms. Pamela Lenane Jeffrey and Elise Lennard

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quarterly to Steppenwolf. Their ongoing support helps fuel Steppenwolf’s mission of superior acting 36 A Doll’sgift House, Part 2 and risk-taking work.

Steven and Roberta J Leon Craig Lepkowski Brienne Letourneau and Richard Bailey David Levin Dr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Levin Marc and Cynthia Levin Gabriel Levine Michael and Cara Levinson Mr. and Mrs. Mark Levitin Ray and Norene Lewis‡ Fran and Chuck Licht ‡ Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lichter Mr. and Mrs. Burton Litwin Louise and Gershon Locker Renee Logan David and Jean Long Katherine M. Lorenz Maggie and Tom Lovaas Jeff and Nancy Lowenthal‡ Judy and George Lowman Thomas P. Luning Thomas and Elizabeth Lyons Mr. Eric Macey Jennifer Mack Mary MacLaren Carrie McNally & Rick Maechling‡ Frank and Chris Maggio Anthony and Julianne Maggiore Mr. John Mahoney Drs. Harris and Phoebe Mainster Karen and Daniel Maki J. V. Malkovich Samantha & David Mann Ed and Linnea Martin‡ Tom and Robin Martin‡ Millionaire Mason Henry and Peggy Matson Robert and Eleanor M. McAllister Mary McArthur and John Hawes Thomas and Barbara McCaffrey John McCambridge Nancy McCartan Alyssa Mcculloch Anne McDevitt Betty McGhee Paul and Lisa McGrady ‡ Mary and Dan McGuire Michael & Liz McHugh‡ Sara McIntosh Maureen McIntyre‡ Ryan and Claire McKenzie Denise and Barry McKeown Robert and Lorel McMillan Loni Mecum Claretta Meier Jack and Jane Mentzer Terri Mertz and Richard P. Deranian Ms. Karlyn R. Meyer Ms. Barbara Meyers

Charles and Sylvia Meyers‡ Lynn Meyers Tom Mikrut Daniel Miles and Ms. Ann Singer Dean A. Miller and Martha H. Swift Mr. Greg Miller Sheba Miller-Morris Ron and Pat Miller Stephen and Kimberley Miller Suzanne H. Milton Chris and Kathe Monley Montgomery Family ‡ Ms. W. Moore Skinner and Mr. J. Skinner Melinda Moore Mr. Carlos Morales Mr. William More Tracy Morgenroth Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morris Sheba Miller-Morris Ms. Mary Louise H. Morrison Beverly and Dale Mortensen Jodi A. Morton‡ David and Linda Moscow Margaret Moses and Mike Zimmer Sarah Mowaswes Ms. Melissa Moyer Dr. and Mrs. Martin Mozes John and Colleen Mueller Paul and Joyce Muller Mary Ellen Murphy Jane Myers and Walter Myers Jenny Nagaoka and Bart Longacre Ajay and Preeti Nagarkatte Vincent and Amy Narea Ms. Kathleen Nass Mr. Michael Nauman and Ms. Emily Brannon Randy Nease Katie Nee‡ Michael Neupert and Erin Bodendorfer Mark and Maggie Nichter ‡ Karen Nickelson Dave and Chris Niday Jeffrey and Stefanie Nimick Carol Norman Ann and Dan O’Brien John M. O’Donnell and Bonnie L. Humphrey Jill and Ronan O’Donovan‡ Dennis J. O’Keefe and Mary Jo Barrett Larry and Barbara Olin Jeffrey Olsen Kirsten Olson Jamie and Anita Orlikoff ‡ Ms. Shirley O’Rourke Alberta O’Shaughnessy Mr. Tom O’Sullivan

Michael and Cynthia Owsley Sloane Ozyurt Family Frances and William Paden Deborah Page Debra Parker Mark and Mary Partridge Vanessa Passini Kate Patterson Thomas Pawlik and Ava Cohn Ron Pegram‡ Hershel Perlmutter Ross and Jackie Peterson Ross and Carla Peterson Alex and Julie Philbrick‡ John Phillips‡ Rheva Phillips Mr. Pete Pieruccini Mr. and Mrs. Steve Pillsbury Mike and Shannon Piotrowski‡ Manya Jo Pleva Brian Plonka Donald and Diane Pochyly Glenn A. Preibis Seamus Prendergast ‡ Jennifer and Peter Preston Jean and Preston Price Lynn and Clayton Pruitt Ms. Marcia Purze Dave and Darby Putman Peter Quagliana and Susan Dennison Pamela and Edwin Qualls Karen and Mark Quinn Bernard and Joan Rabinowitz Heidi Ralli Diego Ramirez Len and Barbara Rand Heather N. Ransom‡ Ms. Anne Rapp Dean Rapp Jason & Sarah Rasmusen Daniel W. Ray and Lynne S. Kaminer Ms. Nancy Ray Mr. Chuck Rebesco Octavia Reese‡ Joy Reis Fred and Karen Rhynders‡ Leonard Richards James R. Richardson Ed and Suzette Rickert Sandi Riggs Ms. Stefanie Riles Ms. Alexandria Rinaldi Paul Rink Lisa Roberts‡ Stanley Roberts Chloe Robinson‡ Ms. Dorothy Robinson Louis and Barbara Rocah

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…cont’d Annual Fund Mr. Joseph Rochetto and Mr. A. Anderson Sandra and Jeffrey Rochman David Rodriguez and Jennifer Torchia Dr. Daniel A. Roller and Ms. Lynn A. Hellwig Alexander Roman Mr. Jimmy Ronan Tabitha Rooney Mrs. Sarene L. Rosen Bernie and Judy Rosenstein Mr. and Mrs. James E. Rosenthal Linda and Ronald Rosenthal‡ Julie Rosner & David Fishman Mr. Robert Rosner Joseph Ross Tony Rossi Michael and Bonnie Rothman Joseph D. Ruggirello Ray and Ann Rusnak Dario and Theresa Sacomani‡ Jeffrey and Ellen Sadur Hunter Sanders Stephen and Leatrice Sandler Sheldon and Lynne Sandman Andria Sandora‡ Mr. and Mrs. Martin Sandoval Laurie Sartain Christopher and Ann Marie Saternus Robert and Mary Ann Savard‡ Tim and Sue Schell Mr. and Mrs. Darryl G. Schimeck The Schirato Family Rose Schmidt ‡ Frank and Karen Schneider Marcus Koepke & Becky Schoefield Cynthia Scholl‡ Stewart & Marta Schrader Mrs. Margaret Schuring Howard Schultz and Jan Keller Schultz Richard and Mary Beth Schumacher ‡ Linda & John Scott ‡ Thomas D. & Barbara Jo Scott Ms. Merry Senchak Alden and Kristen Senior Jeremiah and Caroline Seraphine‡ Marjorie P. Shafton Margaret Shaklee David Shanahan Ms. Sandra Shane-DuBow and Mr. Richard Hay Eve Shapiro‡ Jeffrey S. Sharp and Elizabeth D. Sharp David and Kimberly Shaw Luna Okada and Wynn Sheade‡

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Dr. Mitchell and Sharon Sheinkop Kathryn Shenk Jawan M. Sheppard Timothy Sherck Brian and Melissa Sherman Andrew Shih Elpiniki Shipp Mr. and Mrs. William Shorey ‡ Bradley and Ellen Shorser Christine Sibrava Ms. Culleen Siebert Scott Silberstein Professor Laurel Sillerud Ms. Chandra Simmons Ilene Simmons George and Lynne Simon Mr. Joyce Simon Mr. and Mrs. Skogan Ada Skyles Christine A. Slivon Patricia Costello Slovak Sean & Jilliann Smith‡ Kevin Smith Ms. Maria I. Sobrero Julie B Aimen-Spangler and Gary Spangler Bonnie Spring Patricia Staab Anna Stanley ‡ Summer and Thomas Starshak Lenette Staudinger The Steinbachs‡ Joel and Kai Sternstein Professor Andrea Stevens Tricia and Kevin Stewart Michael Stolarski and Kim Steinke Kelly Stonebraker and Deborah Stonebraker Andrew and Dr. Jessica Strang‡ Larry E. Stuckey II Mark and Irene Sudac Dr. and Mrs. K. Sullivan MD Robin Klein and Bill Summers E.J. Sutton‡ Sylwia Szewczyk‡ Obie and Peter Szidon Ms. Eva Taves Ms. Ann Taylor and Mr. Stephen Skardon John R. and Catherine Taylor Mr. Robert Taylor Susan C. Taylor ‡ Taylor Tefft William & Diana Thomas‡ Doug and Anne Thompson‡ Nancie Noie Thompson‡ Sue and Jim Thompson Bruce & Ida Thurman Mary Ann Tolli Dr. Susan Torma Carol D. Trapp Ms. Joanne C. Tremulis

Ms. Sue Tresselt Jane McIntyre and Joe Troccolo‡ Joanne Trudeau Dana Turban Richard Turner Susan D. Tuteur Carissa van Ausdall‡ Mary Vanecko‡ Gabriella Vargo and Anna Vargo‡ Brenda Velandra and Deana Velandra Paule Verdier ‡ Ms. Catherine Vincent Mr. Jay Vincent Paul D. Waas Mrs. Jimmye Wade Eugene and Sandra Wagner Lillian and Steven Walanka Dr. David Walega Marsie Wallach Ms. Colleen Walsh Patrick Walsh William and Patricia Walsh Ms. Lee-Lin Wang Mary Warchol Crawford and Barbara Ward Joe and Nicole Warganz Deborah and Neil Warner ‡ Elissa B. Weaver Ms. Patty Weaver James and Christine Webb Clifford Webster Michael Weiland and Shelley MacGregor Marc Weinstein and Martha Laffey Marjorie Weiss‡ Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kasper ‡ Ms. Sharyn Weiss Hava and Ariel Weissberg Steve and Bonnie Wheeler James Wicklund Ms. Jill Willis Ruth Winter Dr. David Wise and Dr. Dianna Niebylski‡ Iris S. Witkowsky Coleman Wolf and Ellen Chapelle‡ Lisa Wolfe and Mark DiGanci Tracey and Rachel Wolfe Alex Wolking Linda and William Woloshin Mr. Craig Wortman Carol N. Yamamoto Maureen “Moe” Yanes Julie Yanez Dick Yankow Rodney and Susan Yergler ‡ Ms. Denise Young Beverly and Arnold Yusim Mark Zampardo David and Nikki Zarefsky Barbara & Bill Zillman Tighe Zimmers Mark and Margie Zivin

IN MEMORY OF THE LEADERSHIP OF MARTHA LAVEY William Bogie Jeanne Connelly Mark and Linda Daly Emilie De Angelis and Bert Davenport Celia Donatio Matthew-Lee Erlbach William and Susan Flynn Alan Forsyth John and Katherine Fox Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner Shirley Gourley John Hart and Carol Prins

Linda and John Hillman Sharon R. Johnston James A. Jolley, Jr. and R. Kyle Lammlein Charles Katzenmeyer Melanie Larch and Rudy Panucci Linda Legner Ruth Mandel Bob and Barb McCullough Jodi A. Morton Mary Ellen O’Connell Donald Park Nick Patricca Sylvia J. Pozarnsky and Tom Riley

South Suburban College Theatre Appreciation Class Vicki Stallman Sarah Stec and Doug Bobenhouse Michael Stolarski and Kim Steinke Gordon Stroupe Joseph Singer and Mish Tworkowski Shahin Vakilzadeh Alma Washington Laura and Bob Watson Martha and Eric Wegener Lisa and Randy White Maureen “Moe” Yanes

MARIANN MAYBERRY AWARD FUND DONORS Anonymous Douglas Brown and Rachel Kraft Carole Collins Barbara Gaines Dawn Marie Galtieri Carrie and Jay Gleason Sheila Gleason Joel Hatch Christine Heydt Robert Humphrey

Geraldine Jaeck Scott Jaeck Ted and Shirley Klinka The Mayberry Family Linda McCullum Bruce Norris Kimberly Osgood Cary Schneider Gary Sinise and Moira Harris Ronald and Ruth Spargo

Tahlula Spivy Caroline and Larry Summers Freya Weberman Martha and Eric Wegener Marja Wilkens Menecy Wilson Dennis Zacek and Marcelle McVay

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John Hart, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Hall’s Rental Service Armie Hammer Jon Michael Hill HMS Media Hopewell Brewing Co. Hotel Lincoln Tom Irwin Rob Katz Terry Kinney Chef Michael Kornick The Lambs Club at the Chatwal Donna La Pietra Young Jean Lee Lenovo Foundation Lincoln Center Theatre Sandra Marquez Chef Jeff Mahin James Vincent Meredith Laurie Metcalf Omar Metwally Sandro Miller Arian Moayed Motorola Mobility Foundation

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a cab or calling a company, though, just ask a member of the house staff; we’re happy to help. Lost or Found? On-site? Please check in with a member of the house staff. Already left? Call the Front of House office at 312-932-2445. Want to provide feedback? Your input is always valuable to us. Have an opinion about the play or artistic content? Stick around for the post-show discussion featured after every performance or join the conversation at facebook.com/steppenwolftheatre. Have a comment about your overall experience at the theater? Please ask us for a customer service form to fill out, or e-mail us at customerservice@ steppenwolf.org.

Hailing a cab after the play? This is typically an easy affair—Halsted is a busy street and sees a fair amount of taxi traffic. If you’d like assistance hailing

Need to contact a patron during a performance? If you need to contact a patron during a performance in our Downstairs or Upstairs Theaters, please call our Concierge Desk at 312-932-2476. Hours: one hour prior to curtain until 15 minutes after curtain call.

Photo/Video Disclaimer: During your visit, you or members of your family may be filmed, videotaped, and/or photographed by a Steppenwolf employee, contract photographer or the media. Your attendance at Steppenwolf events serves as permission for the use of your image, or the image of your family members, by Steppenwolf.

Content Disclaimer: Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

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