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M i l l T h e a t r e 2016 - 2017 51st Mainstage Season

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Where to Find It: Admissions Policies 44 - 45 Contributors List 30 - 32 Donation Form 33 Local Theatre Information 11 - 13 Mill History 5 Show Information Centerfold Sponsors List 29 Theatre Camp Application 15 Youth Series 2016-17 Season 14 SEASON SPONSORS Mitchell Wiggins, CPA Back Cover EVB Inside Front Cover Financial Dynamics 3 Carter Myers Automotive Inside Back Cover SHOW SPONSORS BB&T Insurance Services 42 Container First Services (CFS) 8 Door to Door Solutions 37 Edward Jones 20 Virginia Asset Management 34 Zurich Insurance 7

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History of Swift Creek Mill Read the full article at swiftcreekmill.com/history-of-building

Swift Creek Mill Theatre aims to expand programming for students and adults by partnering with theatre professionals, business professionals and community members

TODAY The Mill is again renovated, this time becoming ADA accessible

2013

2001

Children’s Theatre becomes an integral program at The Mill

1991

Three families renovate The Mill, and it opens its doors as “Swift Creek Mill Playhouse”

1965

The Mill becomes known as Swift Creek Mill Civil War Battle of Swift Creek takes place around The Mill

Drifty the Snowman first appears in a children’s play at the Mill

c. 1956

Gristmill operations cease

1929 The Mill becomes Schmidt’s Distillery (corn whiskey) Swift Creek Manufacturing Company purchases The Mill

c. 1865

1864

Randolph’s descendant deeds The Mill to William Rowlett, and it becomes known as Rowlett’s Mill Henry Randolph I acquires the Mill property via a land grant from King Charles II

1989

The Mill incorporates as a non-profit organization

1852 1805

c. 1663

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Randolph’s Mill was built

America’s first permanent settlement established at Jamestown


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Richmond Area Theatre 2016-2017 Schedules Central and Southside Virginia offer many opportunities to see live performances. Here are just some of the great shows planned for the 201617 season. (Listings were current when published, but please check with individual theatres for complete and up-to-date show information.) Enjoy!

5TH WALL THEATRE 5THWALLTHEATRE.ORG Rapture, Blister, Burn September 15 – October 8, 2016 Luna Gale January 12 – February 4, 2017 The Pumpkin Pie Show: 20th Year Anniversary February 23 – 24, 2017 The Toxic Avenger July 7 – 30, 2017 CADENCE THEATRE COMPANY 804-282-2620 CADENCETHEATRE.ORG John October 20 – November 12, 2016 Violet February 16 – March 11, 2017 Rabbit Hole April 27 – May 20, 2017 CHAMBERLAYNE ACTORS THEATRE (CAT) 804-262-9760 CATTHEATRE.COM I’ll Be Back Before Midnight October 14 – October 29, 2016 The Wishing Well January 20 – February 4, 2017 Jeeves Intervenes March 17 – April 1, 2017 When There’s A Will May 18 – June 3, 2017 COLONIAL ACTORS THEATRE SOCIETY (434) 262-4170 COLONIALCENTERVA.ORG Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat October 8 – 16, 2016 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever December 2 – 11, 2016 Annie March 11 – 19, 2017 Sing & Dance It Out Revue May 6 – 14, 2017 FIREHOUSE THEATRE PROJECT 804-355-2001 FIREHOUSETHEATRE.ORG UBU 84 Opening Is Scheduled For Saturday, September 24, 2016 The Boatwright Opening Is Scheduled For Saturday, February 4, 2017 HATTHEATRE 804-343-6364 HATTHEATRE.ORG Wonderful World, Beautiful People October 14 – 16 Bill W. And Dr. Bob February 10 – 25 Is There Life After Highschool? June 16 & 17, and 23 – 25

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Local Theatre Seasons Continued

HERITAGE ENSEMBLE THEATRE 804-404-5259 THEHERITAGEENSEMBLE.WIXSITE.COM/THETC Ceremonies In Dark Old Men November 9th – 19th 2016 Message From A Slave February 1st – 11th 2017 Choir Boys February 22nd – March 19th 2017 MODLIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS 804-289-8980 MODLIN.RICHMOND.EDU Well September 29, – October 2, 2016 Race November 17 – November 20, 2016 Production Studies III Showcase February 9 – February 12, 2017 GODSPELL April 13 – April 16, 2017 QUILL THEATRE 804-734-6629 QUILLTHEATRE.ORG Dracula September 15th – October 8th, 2016 Assassins November 3rd – 26th, 2016 The Top of Bravery January 12th – February 4th, 2017 The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) January 27th – February 12th, 2017 The Heir Apparent April 6th – 30th, 2017 Love’s Labour’s Lost June 1st – 24th, 2017 Macbeth July 6th-29th, 2017 RICHMOND TRIANGLE PLAYERS 804-346-8113 RTRIANGLE.ORG Perfect Arrangement September 28 – October 22, 2016 Scrooge In Rouge November 16 – December 17, 2016 Choir Boys February 22 – March 19, 2017 A Kid Like Jake April 19 – May 13, 2017 It Shoulda Been You May 31 – July 1, 2017 SMITHFIELD LITTLE THEATRE 757-357-7338 SMITHFIELDLITTLETHEATRE.ORG Children Of Eden October 27 – November 20, 2016 Holidays In: Not Just A Christmas Cabaret December 9 – 18, 2016 Of Mice And Men February 16 – March 5, 2017 Grease April 27 – May 21, 2017 SWIFT CREEK MILL THEATRE 804-748-5203 SWIFTCREEKMILL.COM Almost, Maine September 15 – October 22, 2016 A Tuna Christmas November 10, 2016 – January 7, 2017 Deathtrap January 19 – February 25, 2017 Something’s Afoot March 9 – May 6, 2017 Cash On Delivery May 18 – June 24, 2017 The Musical of Musicals July 13 – August 19, 2017

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Local Theatre Seasons Continued

THEATER COMPANY AT FORT LEE 804-734-6629 LEEPLAYHOUSE.COM A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline September 9 – 25, 2016 Nunsense November 2 – 20, 2016 Broadway Bound February 3 – 19, 2017 You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown May 5 – 21, 2017 THEATRELAB 804-505-0558 THEATRELABVA.ORG Mother Courage and Her Children October 28 – November 12, 2016 Grand Concourse February 17 – March 4, 2017 Dry Land April 21 – May 6, 2017 Heathers: The Musical, A Co-Production with Firehouse Theatre, July 14 – August 19, 2017 VIRGINIA REPERTORY THEATRE 804-282-2620 VA-REP.ORG Signature Season 1776 September 30 – October 23, 2016 A Christmas Story, The Musical November 25, 2016 - January 1, 2017 Airline Highway January 27 – February 12, 2017 The End Of War March 10 – March 26, 2017 In The Heights June 23 – July 30, 2017 Barksdale The Charitable Sisterhood Christmas Spectacular December 2, 2016 – January 1, 2017 Dancing Lessons February 24 – March 26, 2017 Da July 14 – August 20, 2017

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2016-2017 Youth Series The Latin Ballet of Virginia’s Poemas Oct. 25-27, 2016 A dance theatre production inspired by the life and poetry of Edgar Allan Poe, Alfonsina Storni, Pablo Neruda and Federico Garcia Lorca. Celebrating the love for life, passion, and dance. Drifty’s Reindeer Roundup by Paul Deiss Nov. 28 – Dec. 20, 2016 There’s an emergency at the North Pole! All of Santa’s reindeer are up in the sky playing reindeer games, and they may not come down in time for Christmas Eve! Who will pull Santa’s sleigh? Looks like it’s time for a Reindeer Roundup! Drifty the Snowman, Christy the Christmas Seal, Pepita the Elf, Cowboy Jim and Mrs. Claus to the rescue. Join the fun and find out if Santa’s flight makes its scheduled takeoff!. I Just Gotta Sing by Tom Width Jan. 30 – Feb. 17, 2017 Some of the world’s greatest music was written at times of great personal tragedy. Hear the stories behind the great hymns, and then listen to the music that they inspired. “Precious Lord,” “It Is Well With My Soul,” “Silent Night,” and many more. Something’s Afoot, Book, Music and Lyrics by Robert Gerlach, Ed Linderman, David Vos and James A. Mcdonald – Mar. 17, 24 & 31, 2017 Ten people are stranded in an isolated English country house during a raging thunderstorm -- the perfect scenario for an Agatha Christie whodunit, right? But in this musical spoof of the genre, the characters are disposed of one by one in fiendishly clever and comic ways: poison darts, man-eating flower pots, and exploding staircases to name just a few! How will it end? Come and see for yourself! Little Red Hen by Paul Deiss Apr. 3 – May 5, 2017 Plant the seeds. Tend the garden. Harvest the grain. Grind the flour. Bake the bread. Find out how a farm works as the little red hen tries to get her barnyard friends to help her – and to learn the lessons of work and reward.

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COME BE A THEATRE STAR THIS SUMMER! Phone #: (804) 748-5203 Fax #: (804) 520-5304 Our professional faculty consists of area directors, music directors, singers, dancers, actors and technicians who have an interest in sharing their craft with children.

2017 Exploratory Theatre Camp (Ages 8-15, grouped by age)

DATES: July 17-21, 2017 TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. FEES: Full tuition is $280.00. Please remit a nonrefundable deposit of $25.00 with your application. The balance of $255.00 is due TWO WEEKS before the first day of camp. Tuition for a second or third sibling is $260.00. TUITION INCLUDES: Lunch daily, music, acting, movement, theatre enrichment classes, and camp t-shirt. Theatre enrichment classes are designed to give students a better knowledge and appreciation of all aspects of theatre such as make-up, dialects, special effects, lighting, auditioning, costuming and more! On Friday afternoon: at 3:30 the students will have the opportunity to take part in a variety show. Parents are invited to join us to see what your camper has worked on during the week.

2017 Performance Camp (Ages 10-15) A TWO-WEEK MASTERS CLASS IN ACTING, SINGING & DANCING

PRESENTING an exciting show TBA spring 2017! DATES: July 31 - August 11 TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. FEES: Full tuition is $490.00. Please remit a nonrefundable deposit of $50.00 with your application. The balance of $440.00 is due TWO WEEKS before the first day of camp. Sibling discount is not available for Performance Camp. TUITION INCLUDES: an intensive rehearsal process with top directors and choreographers, resulting in a vibrant production performed on the Mill stage for an enthusiastic audience. Camp t-shirt included. Lunch provided daily. PERFORMANCE CAMP PRODUCTION: Friday 8-11-17 and Saturday 8-12-17 at 7:00 p.m. Reservations Required. Tickets $5. Cut here. Return bottom portion with deposit. SWIFT CREEK MILL THEATRE 2017 CAMP APPLICATION Name____________________________________________________________________________ __Male or __Female

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Address______________________________ City_______________________ State____ Zip__________ Home Phone__________________________ Email Address___________________________________ Parent/Guardian’s Name & Daytime Phone __________________________________________________ Age_____ Date of Birth_______________ Grade Entering_____ School ____________________________ Special Needs (dietary, physical, medical, allergies)______________________________________________ Circle Exploratory Camp and/or Performance Camp:

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Letter from the President Dear Mill Family Member, If you have attended plays at the Mill for any length of time, you have probably heard or read that the playhouse was started in 1965 by three local families. Even though that was a much different time, the allure and excitement of professional theatre drew patrons from all over Central Virginia as well as bus tours from up and down the east coast, much like it does today. Despite the plethora of diversions that exist today, there is no experience quite like live theatre, and nobody does it quite like the Mill. Mainstage plays make up a large part of the core programming at the Mill. What may seem like a secret formula that makes everything happen is really a huge team of staff and volunteers who each play a role behind the scenes to ensure a phenomenal experience for our guests. In fact, many months of work precede every production that graces the Mill’s stage. It begins each fall when Artistic Director Tom Width develops a proposal for the season beginning the FOLLOWING fall – a full year in advance. After input and deliberation, the Swift Creek Mill Theatre Board of Directors votes on the plays, and before the end of the year the work of planning and communicating an exciting new season begins. Licenses are secured and each show is carefully packaged within the season. Show information is entered into websites, community calendars, press releases, ticketing software and marketing materials. Closer to show dates artists and designers are hired, sets are built, and props are gathered. After hours and hours of rehearsals, it is show time. As you continue to join us for future musicals, thrillers, dramas, comedies and premieres, we hope that you will see yourself as we see you, not as a customer or only as a patron of the arts, but as part of the Mill Family. We put our decades of experience serving friends from Central and Southside Virginia to work for you. We value your input and want you to enjoy theatre that is created with you in mind. Thank you for coming, and we hope to see you again soon!

Your Friend in the Arts,

Sterling Hawkins

Sterling Hawkins President, Board of Directors Swift Creek Mill Theatre

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Theatre Spotlight

Writing the Wrongs The play are you attending is not for the faint of heart; it has been known to cause viewers to lose control. On two separate occasions patrons attending this show’s debut run at the Mill required ambulance services. Deathtrap is just that good. In fact, the play ran for about 1,800 performances in New York - Broadway’s longest running comedy-thriller. (Coincidentally, Marian Seldes, the actress playing Myra Bruhl on Broadway, was in every single performance and garnered a Guinness World Record for it.) It should come as no surprise that Ira Levin, the brain behind Deathtrap, is responsible for other fiendish delights, such as Rosemary’s Baby and The Stepford Wives. But what causes an artist to create such dark and ingenious plots that they become theatrical and literary standards? By all appearances, Levin, who passed in 2007, had a normal life and childhood. He loved writing and craved perfection, which caused him to write somewhat less than his contemporaries. He enjoyed writing scripts more than novels, referring to the theatre as his “mistress” and books as his “wife,” and he never wrote screenplays. (His books and plays were adapted by others.) No matter the medium, his hits are said to have inspired classic horror movies and even the career of Steven King. However, these facts still do not reveal what prompted the writer to raise the bar as he did... only then to have a character beat someone with it. The ordinary, seemingly uncreepy life of Ira Levin leaves no clue. Or does it?... It is rumored that the telescope that sat by the window of his Park Avenue apartment focused on much more than constellations. But in the end, and regardless of whether he himself had a predilection for peculiarity, Levin will long be remembered for his inventive and magnetic masterpieces like Deathtrap - that keep us on the edge of our seats. 19


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From the Artistic Director I love the way Ira Levin jerks you around…. he grabs you by the brain, and makes you think “this” and then “that”, and then “this” again, and then “gotcha”! It’s absolutely masterful! I first did this play when it was brand new, back in the early 80’s, and I was directed by the wonderful Maggie Jackson, who remains a friend to this day. She had played the role of Myra on four national tours (opposite the likes of William Shatner, Leslie Nielsen and David McCallum), and she knew all the ins and outs of how this play works. I’ll never forget all the fun of finding out the juicy “insider” tricks about how to make it happen, and scaring the bejesus out of our summer stock audiences – good times! I decided to leave the play’s timeframe as written – 1978. Many of the plot twists hinge on things like “carbon copies” and manual typewriters, along with pop-culture references important to the storyline. I find that it works just fine this way, and allows Mr. Levin’s plot to unfold as he intended. As you watch the play, don’t be afraid to be afraid….after all, you don’t come to a thriller to relax! Have a great time and enjoy the ride!

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Directors and Designers Directed by Tom Width Costume Design by Maura Lynch Cravey Lighting Design by Joe Doran Scenic Design by Tom Width Technical Direction by Jason “Blue” Herbert

Cast Sydney Bruhl Richard Travis Myra Bruhl Brooke Ewell Clifford Anderson Caleb Wade Helga Ten Dorp Jennifer Frank Porter Milgrim Jeff Clevenger

Setting The action of the play takes place in Sydney Bruhl’s study, in the Bruhl home in Westport, Connecticut, 1978. ACT ONE Scene 1: Scene 2: Scene 3:

An afternoon in October. That evening. Two hours later.

ACT TWO Scene 1: Scene 2: Scene 3:

Two weeks later, morning. A week later, night. A week later, afternoon

There will be one fifteen-minute intermission. This production uses live gunshots and strobe lights. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

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Production Staff Producing Artistic Director Tom Width Interim Managing Director Jennifer Procise Technical Director Jason “Blue” Herbert Stage Manager Tom Width Assistant Stage Manager Gordon Graham Light/Sound Board Op Sheri Oyan Photography Robyn O’Neill Set Crew Bob Foley Noah Downs Charles Meeks Justin Bragdon Zachary Riviere Connor Frain Terry Moore Alia Radabaugh Gordon Graham Lighting Crew Ashley Swiger Zachary Riviere Kyle Kelley Sarah Sharpe

Special Thanks Genevieve Mellott Our very special Mill volunteers

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Biographies JEFF CLEVENGER (PORTER MILGRIM) is delighted to be back on the Swift Creek Mill stage. It’s been eleven years since he was in the show Lucky Stiff. He has always enjoyed his time working at Swift Creek Mill performing in several kid’s shows and Mainstage comedies, including The Cocoanuts as Chico Marx. He was last seen in Perfect Arrangement at Richmond Triangle Players, and before that as Dev in Stupid F**king Bird with Quill Theater, for which he was nominated for an RTCC award. He won an RTCC award for his portrayal of Polonius and the grave digger in Quill Theatre’s production of Hamlet. As a Richmond theater veteran, he has had the honor of working with a lot of our great local theaters and in D.C. as an actor, director and designer. He also directed a national tour of Comedy of Errors for The American Shakespeare Center in Staunton. He is a member of Comedy Sportz, and The Comedy Coalition. By day, he’s a school teacher in Colonial Heights Middle School, where he gets some of his most rewarding laughs from his students. BROOKE EWELL (MYRA BRUHL) is thrilled to be making her Swift Creek Mill Theatre debut as Myra. She recently appeared in Huguenot Community Players’ production of Mrs. Parliament’s Night Out. She would like to thank her family for their never-ending support and encouragement. JENNIFER FRANK (HELGA TEN DORP) loves performing at Swift Creek Mill. She was most recently seen here as Carlene in The Hallelujah Girls and Vernadette in The Dixie Swim Club. She is excited to help Tom work his magic with the rest of the talented cast and crew of Deathtrap. She has recent Richmond Triangle Players experiences to mention, having appeared as Barbara Grant this past fall in Perfect Arrangement and as Wren in Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche last season. She has also recently enjoyed working with Quill Theatre in their Shakespeare and classic productions. Film credits include a Virginia Lottery commercial, and VCU Films. She has performance degrees from Tulane University and The Catholic University of America, and has appeared in regional productions from New Orleans to Baltimore to New Jersey. She thanks you for supporting live local theatre. RICHARD TRAVIS (SYDNEY BRUHL) is very excited about returning to the Mill stage to recreate this role in Deathtrap. Richard has been part of the Richmond Theater Community as an actor and teacher since arriving here in Richmond in 1980. During that time he received three Richmond Times Dispatch Critic’s Awards (Phoebes) for his acting performances

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Biographies (cont’d.) which included the role of Sydney. Most recently, Richard was seen as Robert Livingston in 1776 at VA Rep this season; Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha at the Festival of the Arts at Dogwood Dell, and Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof and the dual role of Jupiter/Amphitryon in Olympus on my Mind with VA Rep. Currently he is narrating and producing audiobooks for Audible. His most recent project, Finding a Fallen Hero, the Death of a Ball Turret Gunner by Bob Korkuc is available on audible. com. After Deathtrap closes here at the Mill, Richard will move on to the upcoming production of The Heir Apparent with Quill Theatre, which opens the beginning of April. But for now, sit back, relax if you can and … let the mayhem begin! CALEB WADE (CLIFFORD ANDERSON) was last seen on the Swift Creek Mill stage in last year’s production of The Little Lion and is grateful to be back with such a wonderful group of actors. Other recent theatre credits include A Christmas Story: The Musical, 1776, Junie B. Jones: The Musical, Croaker: The Frog Prince Musical (RTCC Nomination) and The House at Pooh Corner with Virginia Rep; Green Day’s American Idiot (RTCC Nomination) with Firehouse Theatre; Our American Cousin with Quill Theatre; Carrie: The Musical (RTCC Nomination) with 5th Wall Theatre; We Three Lizas with Richmond Triangle Players; Time Tells with TheatreLAB; Soldier Come Home at Beacon Theatre; and West Side Story, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Life Below Zero (VTA Award Best Actor) with Troubadours Theatre. Caleb holds a Bachelor of Music degree from VCU.

W e N e e d YO U Do you like a good community project? Are you ripped like Ahnuld Svatzenegguh? Are you really good at untangling cables? Can you whistle and hum at the same time? No matter what your talents are, we can use you! There are volunteer opportunities at the Mill ranging from licking* envelopes (yum - they’re mint flavored sometimes) to theatre shop interns, to cast dinner host, to poster brigade. And new projects are being added! (And even if your real motivation for volunteering is to see what theatre types do behind the scenes, that’s ok. We won’t tell.) Call Alissa at 804-748-5203 or email info@swiftcreekmill.com and we’ll put your awesomeness to good use! * Are you kidding? Who licks hundreds of envelopes? We use wet sponges and chat.

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Board of Directors Sterling Hawkins, President Pam Martin Comstock, Vice President Jeffery Bracewell, Secretary Jimmy Hartson, Treasurer Carol Chappell Virginia Rose Cherry, Ph.D. Lou Dean

Jayne Feminella Joan Goebel John Hagadorn Michael Packer JoAnn Redd Randy Rowlett Bob Walker

Staff THEATRE Tom Width, Producing Artistic Director Jason "Blue" Herbert, Technical Director Joe Doran, Lighting Designer Maura Lynch Cravey, Costume Designer

ADMINISTRATIVE Jennifer Procise, Acting Managing Director / Director of Development and Marketing Pat Foley, Director of Children's Theatre Programming Alissa Pagnotti, Office Manager and Group Sales Director Raymond Gaines, Interim Food Service Director Genevieve Mellott, Development and Marketing Coordinator

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Contributors This list includes gifts received and processed JANUARY 1 - DECEMBER 31, 2016. The goal of the list in the playbill is to update the list regularly so that we may acknowledge recent gifts. We offer our sincerest thanks to all of our Contributors and to the many individuals and businesses who continue to support Swift Creek Mill Theatre in numerous capacities. For errors or omissions, please contact us at 804748-5203 or info@swiftcreekmill.com. PRODUCERS ($10,000+) Financial Dynamics and The Estate and Elder Planning Center of VA Mr. and Mrs. Neil November Dr. and Mrs. Baxter Perkinson, Jr. D.D.S. Marilyn and Robert Walker Roslyn Farm Corporation DIRECTORS ($5,000 - $9,999) Carter Myers Automotive EVB Mitchell Wiggins & Company, LLP DESIGNERS ($2,500 - $4,999) Edward Jones PERFORMERS ($1,000 - $2,499) Ms. Rejena Carreras and Judge Tom Jones Dr. Virginia Cherry Mr. and Mrs. John M. Comstock Bob and Lou Fothergill Robert and Joan Goebel Robert and Kelly Kindle Bob and Jean Weatherford Russell H. Willis, III LTC and Mrs. John Woyansky Bill and Cindy Young TECHNICIANS ($500 - $999) Anonymous Jay and Joanne Burchell Bill Canada James Casey and John Slattery Jayne Feminella Dr. and Mrs. Richard A. Grenoble Mr. Sterling Hawkins Mr. and Mrs. Harry Roye Bob and Kim Stallings Shirley Tanner Larry C. Tucker JoAnne Wade Draucker and Jim Thompson PATRONS ($250 - $499) Anonymous (2) Michael and Barbara Doran Linda M. Fitzgerald Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Gilliam Mr, and Mrs. Gillikin Mary Beth Goode Jimmy and Caroline Hartson Herman Hoggard and Joelle Spencer

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Joanne C Hilker Gary and Carol Hotchkiss SPONSORS ($100 - $249) (CONT’D.) Dorothy Jaeckle J.L. Jennings, Inc. Electrical Contractor Nancy and Bo Johnson Mr. Howard Kellman Judy and Bill Ketron Brenda Kidd Barbara MacIntyre Debra Mallory Betty Matthews Ms. Patricia McLaughlin Richard and Susan Mellott Bruce Miller and Terrie Powers Miller Paul and Gayle Murman Dennis and Connie Myers Kraig and Kim Negaard Richard and Susan Nunnally Barbara Ozlin and Jim Davis Dominic and Colette Pagnotti Petersburg Garden Club Phyllis and Gene Poats Bill and Karen Poole Milton Pritchett Ms. Joann Redd, Suited for Success Steve and Kathy Robinson Brandermill Rotary Lou Ruoff Andy Schafer Ray Schreiner Sherwood Title Carl C. Schluter Robert and Linda Simcoe James and Rebecca Slagle Joyce L. Smith P. Michael Spraker Carolyn W. Spratley Dennis and Marcia Sugumele GFWC Swift Creek Woman’s Club Robert and Rusty Tatum Mr. and Mrs. James L. Thacker, Jr. Michael and Paulette Thomas Robert and Drema Turner John VanLandingham III Kendra Warren Robert and Karen Wasilewski Anne and Sam West Russell E. Whitaker, Jr. Miriam Williams Windows ‘n’ Walls Patrice Wingo FRIENDS ($99 OR LESS) Anonymous (13) Nancy Alpine Ethel Andrews Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Andrews Mr. and Mrs. David Armistead Timothy and Linda Arnette Dottie Atkins-Neikirk Mr. and Mrs. Albert K. Atkinson David Barksdale George Barlow Amy Barnes Maryann Belcher Mr. and Mrs. Franklin W. Bell Kathleen Blankenship

Stephen Bolte Margaret Borden Suzanne Bristow FRIENDS ($99 OR LESS) (CONT’D.) Connie Brockwell Bethany Brunner Edward F. Bryant, Sr. David Bryer Larry and Lois Buchanan Suzanne Burke Chuck Butler Gale Cartwright Patricia Cawthorne Gregory Chapman Lee Chase Anne Cizek Michelle Clark Donna and Bobby Clarke Sarah Greenly and Katy Clarke Shane Connelly Bob and Vivian Consa Larry Constantine David Cook Debbie Cosgrove Patricia Crocker Mr. and Mrs. I. Pascal Cromer, Jr. Joan Custalow Judge and Mrs. James F. D’Alton Brenda Devine Betty Ann Dillon Kelly and Paul DiPasquale Florence Doan Tom and Pat Doran Meredith Dougherty Pamela Dumont Jim and Cecelia Dvorak J.A Eichler Otelia and John Ellis, Jr. Virginia Engler Donna Field Kathleen Fogerty James Frazier Chuck and Marsha Friedl Dianna Gabay-Selby Don Garrett Jeanett Lau Gattis Melba George Karen A. Gleason Barbara and William Goodwyn Mr. Claude Gulliford Christina Gunn Karen Haneke Ralph and Jackquelyn Harman Jon and Donna Hatfield Barbara Havens Marie Hawkins Joanne and George Herceg Coy Hewett Martha J. Horine Jackie Hotz Shawn and Tarnee Hudson Janice Hughes Brenda Jenkins Jerry and Aleta Jenkins Robert Johnson Diana Johnson Jon Johnson Robert and Cynthia Johnston

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Contributors, Continued John F. Jones, Jr. Emily Cole-Jones and Robb Jones Marion G. Jordan Michelle Kapa Debra Kelleher FRIENDS ($99 OR LESS) (CONT’D.) Shirley Kirkendall Barbara H. Kump Mr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Lanning Robert Lawson Juanita Lee Thomas Lester Barbara and Leonard Lewis Jong Limb Kim Lundie Deborah Madden Elizabeth Matthews William O. McCleney Kathleen and Jerry McDaniel Cynthia McMullen Howard Miller Charles Miller Mr. William L. Motley, Jr. Susanne Nazur Joan Nemetz Carroll and Becky Newcomb DeAnn and Bill Odell Vic and Jan Owen David and Evelyn Palumbo Bernadette Patrick Drew Perkins Mr. Malcolm Phillips, Jr. Richard Potter Joyce Price Milton Pritchett Virginia Procise Charles R. Pruett Ralph and Mary Puccinelli James Reid George and Claire Reynolds Marianne Ritchie Jean-Tyler Scalone Gerald Schoening James T. Sears Kathryn and Tommy Shaffer Daniel Sharp Susanne Shelton Doris M. Short Charles and Dare Shreve Patricia Shutterly Joyce Simmons Marion and Ted Simpson Gloria Simpson Dr. Jerome and Betty Skaggs H. Judson Skinker Herbert and Arline Small Jeanne Smith William G. Smith Rachel Snead Ms. Jayne Sneed David and Susan Stanley Anna Starnes Jody Smith Strickler Paige Stull and Dan Fortuna

Gloria Thysell Nancy Tingle Mark Tomko Marianne Trotter Jim and Rita Turner Thomas and Angela Upton FRIENDS ($99 OR LESS) (CONT’D.) Randall M. Wachman Shawn Warmbrod Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Warren Jean Webb Ronald and Ella Wells Luisa S. White Carolyn and Woody Whitlock Charles and Robin Wintzer Barbara Wright Roy and Kathleen York Susan and John Zachensky MEMORIAL & HONOR In Honor of Jennifer and Jeff Clevenger In Honor of Lou Henderson and In Memory of Ed Henderson In Honor of Vickie McLeod and Richard Koch In Honor of Betty Jo Rudy and Christina Gunn In Honor of Margo Sommer and Virginia Cherry In Memory of Freddie Anderson In Memory of Marlene Arthur (2) In Memory of L. Wayne Batty In Memory of Kristie Beatman In Memory of Denise Detman Bingman In Memory of Harold and Lucille Billingsley In Memory of Jean Blount In Memory of Martin and Bess Blumenthal In Memory of Jim Evans In Memory of Patricia Inge In Memory of Carroll Ingram In Memory of Patricia Milner Mahone In memory of Bill Moore In Memory of Nat Moretti, USN RET, Deceased In Memory of Maurice Overby and Lady In Memory of Christine Rightmyer In Memory of Margaret Kay Reed In Memory of Dr. William B. Russell In Memory of Pheonix Spencer In Memory of Janet and Mickey Wagoner MATCHING GIFTS Altria (Benevity) Cameron (4) Dominion ExxonMobil Pfizer GRANTS Bank of America Foundation Cameron Foundation Chesterfield County Ettrick Neighborhood and Business Association

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Admissions Policies By purchasing a ticket and/or attending any performance at Swift Creek Mill, you agree to the following Admissions Policies of Swift Creek Mill Theatre. This information is available online, in the Mainstage playbill and by request. The Admissions Policies are subject to change without notice. Reservations:
 Phone: (804) 748-5203 Online: www.swiftcreekmill.com/ tickets. Payment for Mainstage shows is required at the time of reservation. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash, and local checks are accepted. For show schedule, please contact our office or visit www. swiftcreekmill.com. Office Hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 AM – 7 PM; Sat. 10 AM – 7 PM (in-season) and Mon. – Fri. 10 AM – 7 PM; Sat. 10 AM – 5 PM (off-season) Address: PO Box 41, 17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy, South Chesterfield, VA 23834 www.swiftcreekmill.com Delivery Policy: Tickets are now available via Will Call, Print-at-Home, and on the Walletini mobile app for Android and iPhone. With any ticket method, please bring your receipt (emailed to you after purchase) for faster service at check-in. Tickets may be purchased at the door if available. Mainstage Refund Policy:
Individuals – Refunds for Mainstage tickets are available up to 48 hours prior to the performance. Rain checks are offered for individuals up to 24 hours prior and are redeemable for 2 years. Groups – Group refunds are not available. Youth Series Refund Policy: Refunds are available for up to four (4) people 48 hours prior to the performance. Seating: Mainstage productions are reserved seating. Advance reservations are recommended for Theatre Only and required for Buffet and Theatre. The buffet is offered in the main-level Mill Room and may be offered in the lowerlevel Granite Room, followed by the performance in the second-floor theatre. Special Needs: 
We can best serve you when we know your needs at the time of your reservation. Elevator access and wheelchair seating are available for main level dining and second-floor theatre performances. Granite Room dining requires the use of stairs. Dining room assignments are made prior to the show date; please let our staff know your needs – physical, dietary, or other – in advance so that we may assist you. Dining:
 Reservations are required for dining. Swift Creek Mill features dining in a refined, historic atmosphere. Our famous Virginia-style Buffet is offered prior to Mainstage performances. Doors open for dining two hours before curtain. Meal price includes coffee, tea or water, appetizer, main course buffet, and dessert. Sodas and bar drinks are not included. Tax is applied to meal and a la carte items in accordance with state and local law. Our wait staff works hard to provide exceptional service. Gratuity is appreciated.

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Gift Certificates: Gift certificates are redeemable for two years. Promotional gift certificates or passes expire according to the expiration date listed. Promotional gift certificates or passes may not be combined with other discounts, passes, promotions, or coupons, and they have no cash value. Discounts:
Senior, Military & Student discounts - 10% off the normal ticket price for any Mainstage performance.
Rush - $20 theatre only tickets, based on availability one hour prior to any show.
Discounts cannot be combined with other discounts, passes, promotions, or coupons, and they have no cash value. Groups - Mainstage:
Groups of 15 or more people qualify for special rates for Mainstage performances. For more information or to schedule your group outing, call (804) 748-5203 or e-mail groupsales@swiftcreekmill.com. Groups - Youth: Student groups of 20 or more qualify for special rates for original Youth Series performances. Group rates do not apply for student performances of Mainstage shows. The Youth Series is designed for students attending with teachers, parents and/or chaperones. Tickets are not available for adults not accompanying a child. To reserve seats or for more information, call 804-748-5203 or e-mail childrenstheater@swiftcreekmill.com Restrictions:
The operation of cameras, video cassette recorders and other recording devices is strictly prohibited during all performances at Swift Creek Mill Theatre. Theatrical Design: The Mill has a reputation for offering high quality theatre. Some Mainstage productions may include the use of strong language, special or strobe lighting, non-harmful fog machines, and/or other devices and techniques. Notice is given prior to these performances. Please feel free to inquire about the content and nature of a production prior to the show. Smoking Policy:
 Swift Creek Mill Theatre maintains smoke-free buildings. The dining rooms are subject to the same Virginia smoking laws for restaurants. Occasionally, smoking by actors may be appropriate for the accurate portrayal of individual characters or the truthful telling of the story and is not intended to be construed as approval or glorification of the behavior of smoking. Inclement Weather:
In the event a show is canceled due to inclement weather, a rain check, refund or alternate performance date will be offered at the discretion of Management. Privacy Policy: We respect and are committed to protecting your privacy. We may collect personally identifiable information when you visit our website. We also automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, cookie information and the page(s) you visited. We will not sell your personally identifiable information to anyone. Security Policy: Your payment and personal information are safe. Our Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read over the Internet.

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Feedback Helps Make Your Theatre Experience Better! Please consider answering the following questions about your visit with us today and the kinds of audience members we serve. You will be helping enhance future programs. Place your feedback in the donation box or hand to one of our box office staff when you leave. To save paper, you can instead respond online at swiftcreekmill.com/feedback. We appreciate your time and thoughtfulness! Circle your responses or write in as needed. 1. Your gender: Female Male 2. Your age:

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65-74 75+

3. Your household income:

$0-$24,999

$25,000-$49,999

$50,000-$74,999 $75,000-$99,999 $100,000-$124,999 $125,000-$149,999 $150,000-$174,999 $175,000-$199,999 $200,000 and up 4. Your relationship status:

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Divorced

Single, but cohabiting

5. How convenient is our location for you? Extremely convenient Very convenient Moderately convenient Slightly convenient Not at all convenient 6. How likely is it that you would recommend Swift Creek Mill Theatre to a friend or colleague? (Circle number) Not at all likely Extremely likely 0

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7. Overall, how satisfied are you with the customer service you received? Extremely satisfied Very satisfied Somewhat satisfied Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied Somewhat dissatisfied Very dissatisfied Extremely dissatisfied 8. Please help us understand why you selected the answer above:__________ ________________________________________________________ 9. Were you satisfied with the most recent show you attended? Extremely satisfied Moderately satisfied Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied Slightly dissatisfied Extremely dissatisfied

Slightly satisfied Moderately dissatisfied

10. What show title or type of show would you like to attend at the Mill? ______ ________________________________________________________ 11. How would you rate the quality of our dining? Very high quality High quality Neither high nor low quality Low quality Very low quality 12. What changes would most improve our dining? ____________________ ________________________________________________________

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