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KEN LUDWIG’S

BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY MAY 11 - 29



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L E T T E R F R O M T H E P R O D U C I N G A R T I S T I C D I R E C TO R Dear Friends, Welcome to Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Sixty-one plays ago, I had my first opportunity as producing artistic director to welcome you to Syracuse Stage. Newly arrived from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, I was eager and excited to share my vision for Syracuse Stage with you and to introduce you to many of the artists I had come to know and had worked with throughout my career. There are simply too many for me to name individually. I hope that as you read this some of your own favorites will come to mind. My vision of theatre is inclusive. I believe, as our mission statement reflects, that theatre can be a kind of village square where a global community can gather to witness the truths of our common humanity and experience the art’s transformative power. We have welcomed many voices to our stage and we have been enriched by a great variety of expression. On a more personal artistic level, I have been thrilled to direct some terrific plays during my nine seasons here. Of course, I think of the August Wilson plays beginning with

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and including Fences, Radio Golf, Two Trains Running, and The Piano Lesson. I hope Syracuse Stage completes Wilson’s masterful Century Cycle before long. I feel honored, too, to have had the opportunity to direct The Diary of Anne Frank, The Price, No Child…, The Boys Next Door, The Brothers Size, The Whipping Man, The Glass Menagerie, Other Desert Cities, and this season’s To Kill a Mockingbird and The Christians. I was especially proud that The Brothers Size became Syracuse Stage’s first international transfer when it moved to The Baxter Theatre and The Market Theatre in South Africa. Before leaving to take up my post at the University of Washington, I have also had the privilege to choose one last Syracuse Stage season. I like to think of it as a parting gift. It is a season that reflects the kind of work we have been engaged in for the past nine seasons and that expresses what I believe the future holds under Bob Hupp’s guidance; and so the season begins with Great Expectations. As always, you’ll also find a great family musical for the holidays, some truly stirring contemporary drama, and a couple

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of things just for fun. As I take my leave from these pages, I leave with applause, not for me, but for the hundreds of actors, designers and directors who have blessed us with their talent, creativity and deep commitment. Applause and my profound gratitude and appreciation for Stage’s talented and dedicated resident staff members, who build and house world class professional work each and every season. Applause and hearty thank you to our loyal and generous Board of Trustees, our contributors and donors, and countless volunteers who have given such vital support throughout the years. Finally, a standing ovation for you, our audience. Theatre does not exist without you. Our work cannot continue without you. It has been my honor to share this theatre and my work with you for nine seasons.

Warmest regards,

Tim Bond Producing Artistic Director


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PRESENTS

Ken Ludwig’s

BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY BASED ON A NOVEL BY

Arthur Conan Doyle DIRECTED BY

Peter Amster ORIGINAL MUSIC & SCENIC DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

LIGHTING DESIGNER

SOUND DESIGN

Adam Koch

Tracy Dorman

Thomas C. Hase

Victoria Deiorio

HAIR, WIG &

PROJECTION

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DESIGNER

DIALECT COACH

FIGHT DIRECTOR

Dave Bova

Mike Tutaj

Celia Madeoy

Felix Ivanov

PRODUCTION

PRESENTING SPONSORS

S TA G E M A N A G E R

CASTING

Stuart Plymesser

Harriet Bass

Timothy Bond

Diana C. Coles

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CAST

(in alphabetical order) Gil Brady..............................Actor Two: Sir Charles Baskerville, Daisy, Sir Hugo Baskerville, Bradley the Tobacconist, Sir Henry Baskerville, Wilson, Inspector Lestrade Liam Craig..........................................................Doctor Watson Matthew Greer.................................................Sherlock Holmes Jonathan Spivey......................Actor One: Dr. Mortimer, Baron, Scarpia, Man with Black Beard, Lucy, Milker, Castilian Desk Clerk, Train Conductor, Trap Driver, Barrymore, Stapleton, Victor, Doctor McCann, Country Farmer, Sir John Falstaff Barbra Wengerd...............................Actress One: Mrs. Hudson, Maiden Shepherdess, Floria Tosca, Cartwright, German Maid, Baby, Mrs. Clayton, Mrs. Barrymore, Miss Stapleton, Nurse Malloy, Winnie, Nurse MacKeeble, Laura Lyons SETTING

London and the moors of England, 1899 There will be one fifteen-minute intermission. P L AY S P O N S O R S H I P

Sandra Brown, May 13, Opening Night Sheila R. Parker & John F. Parker MD, May 14, 8:00 p.m. Dana & Peggy Dudarchik, May 15, 2:00 p.m. Mary Beth & Pete Carmen, May 21, 8:00 p.m. Donna & Claude Incaudo, May 22, 2:00 p.m. Mary Beth & Pete Carmen, May 28, 8:00 p.m. ADDITIONAL CREDITS

Fight Captain: Stuart Plymesser Projection Design Assistant: Paul Deziel Associate Scenic Designer: Steven Royal Stage Management Journeyman: Erin C Brett Stage Management Interns: Amanda Luke, Giselle Santos Projections Operator: Christopher Green Electrics Apprentice: Laura Gisondi Sound Apprentices: Ryan Johnson, Kevin O’Connor Deck Crew: Marisa M. Andrews, Phil Dyke, Michael Palmisano Dressers: Lisa Letson, Christine McBurney, Emily Piraino Wardrobe and Wigs Supervisor: Sarah Stark Official Hotels for Guest Artists: The Genesee Grande Hotel, Parkview Hotel

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Shelock Holmes Mystery is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. The actors and stage manager in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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HIGH STAKES AND HIGH SCHTICK AN INTERVIEW WITH PETER AMSTER Peter Amster’s directorial skills are familiar to Syracuse Stage audiences. The director’s credits at Syracuse Stage include The Fantasticks, This Wonderful Life, Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, Moby Dick, and A Christmas Carol. In addition, Amster will direct the 2016/2017 holiday show, Mary Poppins. Early in the rehearsal process for Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, he spoke with Syracuse Stage intern Madison Flavin. Madison Flavin: How does Baskerville differ from other versions that have

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been done of this classic story of The Hound of the Baskervilles? Peter Amster: Interesting you should ask because last year I did The Hound of the Baskervilles at Indiana Repertory Theatre. That was more purely adventure/mystery. This has comedy/spoof thrown into the mix. The contract with the audience expands. You’re never sure if you’re going to get a moment of real high stakes or high schtick. MF: The play has a cast of five: Holmes, Watson, then three actors covering more than 30 roles.


 Peter Amster.

PA: We have two male and one female actor playing everybody else, about 35-40 characters. And so, added into the mix, is the virtuosity of quick change. Some of those characters only have a line or two, and so they have to make their stamp as a character with broader strokes than they would if they were simply playing that character alone. MF: How does that im-

IT’S WONDERFUL, EVEN JUST IN A FICTIVE WORLD, FOR SOMEBODY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM, TO SOLVE THE PUZZLE, TO SET THE WORLD RIGHT AGAIN. IF ONLY IN OUR IMAGINATIONS.

pact the audience’s experience of the show? PA: Well, what it does is it adds to the proceedings a kind of high-wire act that I think brings to the audience, as much as an appreciation of the story, it brings to the audience an appreciation of the theatrical event, of the virtuosity of these actors. MF: In the rehearsals, how has it been for those three

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supporting actors balancing dozens of different supporting roles? PA: Oh, we’ve been having a ball with that. Finding the right voice, finding the right dialect, finding the right body for each of these characters. Trying some of these things on as if we were backstage in a theatre dressing room. We don’t have the actual clothes or anything yet. But we have this process of “No, try this. No, try that” until we find something that either makes us all laugh or just sinks in as something that’s so dead right for the characters. MF: What were you looking for when it came to casting the parts of Holmes and Watson? PA: It seems to me that those characters have undergone a kind of cultural revolution. Since the old days of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce black and white movies, we’ve

had, of course, Benedict Cumberbatch. We’ve had Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law. We’ve had Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as Watson. So the idea of Sherlock Holmes and Watson has expanded and I was very happy to try to jump on that cultural bandwagon and find actors who didn’t necessarily fit the old stereotypes. MF: What is it about these characters that has three different Sherlock universes going at once? PA: There are dozens and dozens of Sherlock Holmes stories that were written originally by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He’s a fascinating character that only reveals little pieces of his character at a time. Each story somehow features different aspects of his genius, his social awkwardness, his talents as an actor and a musician, his brilliance as a chemist. It depends upon what Sherlock Holmes is needed per

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THE IDEA OF SHERLOCK HOLMES AND WATSON HAS EXPANDED AND I WAS VERY HAPPY TO TRY TO JUMP ON THAT CULTURAL BANDWAGON AND FIND ACTORS WHO DIDN’T NECESSARILY FIT THE OLD STEREOTYPES.  Holmes and Watson: [Facing, clockwise] Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.


IT’S KIND OF LIKE SUPERMAN WAS IN THE 30s. WE GET THE HEROES WE NEED. IN THIS CASE, WE NEED SOMEBODY WHO’S NOT JUST ABLE TO LEAP TALL BUILDINGS IN A SINGLE BOUND BUT CAN SOLVE CHEMICAL MYSTERIES TO HAVE A DEEP, DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF THE HUMAN CONDITION. story. He is less a fully rounded character than a collection of responseinviting attributes. I think, in the current zeitgeist, the fact that here is somebody who is smarter than we are, unpredictable, etc. It’s kind of like Superman was in the 30s. We get the heroes we need. In this case, we need somebody who’s not just able to leap tall buildings in a single bound but can solve chemical mysteries to have a deep, deep understanding of the human condition. MF: Why do you think that we love the mystery adventure genre? There’s been so many mystery adventure stories. Why do we keep

coming back for more? PA: Life is mysterious, for one thing, and, in many ways, terrifying. It’s wonderful, even just in a fictive world, for somebody to solve the problem, to solve the puzzle, to set the world right again. If only in our imaginations. MF: What appeals to you about the character of Sherlock Holmes? PA: The fact that he is unpredictable. He is endearing in spite of himself. I think all of the geeks out there and the geek inside of each of us find him a champion. His social awkwardness, his lack of success with

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women. Those are failings shared by a lot of us, and to find him to be so extraordinary nonetheless, I think is probably what attracts many people to him, not just me. And, as you go from story to story, it’s always, “Which Sherlock Holmes am I going to get for this one?” And also his relationship with Watson is so poignant. A wonderfully poignant and interesting relationship between these two men. Watson is a ladies’ man and a man of action as well. Much more comfortable around women. Much more gracious and understanding all of the social graces. And Holmes just can’t do that.


THE INSPIRATION FOR THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

A young journalist named Bertram Fletcher Robinson gave Arthur Conan Doyle the idea for what became The Hound of the Baskervilles. On a golfing trip to Cromer in Norfolk in 1901, Robinson told Conan Doyle about a legend of a gigantic hound that had terrorized the people of Dartmoor, an open expanse in southern England near Robinson’s family home. Conan Doyle was taken with the idea and determined to write a “real creeper” of a tale even before returning from the golf trip.

mously sent Holmes and arch-enemy Professor Moriarty careening over the Richenbach falls, presumably to their deaths. Conan Doyle needed a break from Holmes: “I have been much blamed for doing that gentleman to death, but I hold it was not murder, but justifiable homicide in self-defense, since, had I not killed him, he would certainly have killed me.”

Eight years earlier, Conan Doyle had given up writing Sherlock Holmes stories. In 1893, he published “The Adventure of the Final Solution” in The Strand Magazine, the story in which he fa-

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 Arthur Conan Doyle.  Arthur Conan Doyle.

With Baskerville, however, Conan Doyle recognized he needed a strong central character and so considered reviving Holmes. It wasn’t quite a resurrection as the events of Baskerville reportedly took place prior to the plunge over falls. There was “no limit to the number of papers [Holmes] left behind or to the reminiscences of

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his biographer,” Conan Doyle explained. Either way, Strand editor Herbert Greenhough Smith was more than happy to have the famous sleuth back in his pages. There seems no specific origin for the story Robinson told Conan Doyle of the terrifying hound of Dartmoor. Most likely, Robinson related a varia-


 The original autograph manuscript for The Hound of the Baskervilles. Only a few leaves still survive. The first page is not known to exist, but the second is shown here. The eight by twelve inch sheet includes a variation on Holmes’s most famous quotation as “Interesting, though elementary” (line 22).

the wood to join the devil as he hunts the souls of unbaptized infants, or chases lone wayfarers into the mires and bogs that litter the moor. A farmer was once riding home from Widdecomb Fair, when the pack of spectral hounds, urged on by a dark huntsman flew past him.

tion of the legend of the so-called Wish Hounds. The website haunted-britain.com offers this grisly account about Wistman’s Woods, where the kennel of the Wish Hounds is supposedly located:

gnarled oaks that ooze malevolence from every pore of their knotted trunks. It is known locally that, beneath its gloomy canopy, the feared and fearsome Wish Hounds are kenneled.

He called out asking how the hunt had gone and wondering if he might share some of the game. “Take that,” boomed a sinister voice, and tossed him a bundle.

Situated amidst the bleak terrain of Dartmoor’s wildest reaches, Wistman’s Woods is an ancient and haunting copse of wind-

When the wild storms of winter howl with demented fury across the moor, these spectral black hounds come baying from the depths of

Picking up the gift, the farmer hurried home, only to discover that it contained the body of his own infant son.

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THE INSPIRATION FOR SHERLOCK HOLMES

From 1876 to 1881, Arthur Conan Doyle studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. One of his professors was Dr. Joseph Bell who was celebrated for his observational and deductive reasoning abilities. By the end of his second year as a student, Conan Doyle was serving as an assistant to Dr. Bell and had opportunities to observe the physician use his skills to make quick deductions about a patient’s condition. In an 1892 letter to Bell, Conan Doyle acknowledged the influence of his former teacher.

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It is most certainly to you that I owe Sherlock Holmes, and though in the stories I have the advantage of being able to place [the detective] in all sorts of dramatic positions, I do not think that his analytical work is in the least an exaggeration of some effects which I have seen you produce in the out-patient ward. Round the centre of deduction and inference and observation which I have heard you inculcate, I have tried to build up a man who would push the thing as far as it would go—further occasionally . . .


 Dr. Joseph Bell.

In his 1924 autobiography, Memories and Adventures, Conan Doyle noted the following. I felt now that I was capable of something fresher and crisper and more workmanlike. Gaboriau* had rather attracted me by a neat dovetailing of his plots, and Poe’s masterful detective, M. Dupin, had

from boyhood been one of my heroes. But could I bring an addition of my own? I thought of my old teacher Joe Bell, of his eagle face, of his curious ways, and his eerie trick of spotting details. If he were a detective he would surely reduce this fascinating but unorganized business to something nearer an exact science. I would try if I

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I THOUGHT OF MY OLD TEACHER JOE BELL, OF HIS EAGLE FACE, OF HIS CURIOUS WAYS, AND HIS EERIE TRICK OF SPOTTING DETAILS. could get this effect. It was surely possible in real life, so why should I not make it in fiction? It is all very well to say that a man is clever, but the reader wants to see examples of it—such examples as Bell gave us every day in the wards. *Émile Gaboriau created the detective Monsieur Lecoq who appeared in a series of novels between 1866 and 1880.


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CAST Gil Brady (Actor Two) is beyond excited to return to Syracuse Stage where he made his professional debut in A Midsummer Night’s Dream as a sophomore in the Syracuse University Department of Drama! Off-Broadway: National Pastime (Peter Jay Sharp Theatre). National Tour: Annie. Regional: Shear Madness (The Kennedy Center); seven shows at Florida Studio Theatre including Outside Mullingar, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Steve Martin’s The Underpants, and Monty Python’s Spamalot; Grease (Fulton Theatre and Mill Mountain); Boeing-Boeing (Seven Angels Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar (Cape Fear Regional); Rabbit Hole (Human Race); The Full Monty (Foothills Theatre); The Crucible and Comedy of Errors (North Carolina Shakespeare); Around The World in 80 Days (Theatresquared); Three Days of Rain (Oldcastle Theatre); Hello, Dolly (Westchester Broadway Theatre); Dream, Dream, Dream in Atlantic City. TV: All My Children and Law & Order: SVU. www. Gil-Brady.com

Kinsmen (Public). Regional: The Tempest, The Government Inspector (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Accidental Death of An Anarchist (Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep), Servant of Two Masters (Yale Rep, Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Guthrie, Seattle Rep), A Doctor In Spite of Himself (Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep), The Scene (Alley Theatre, Hartford Stage), The Lady from the Sea (Intiman). Television: Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon), Unforgettable, Mercy, Rescue Me, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU. Film: The Royal Tenenbaums. Liam received his MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program. Matthew Greer (Sherlock Holmes) is pleased to make his Syracuse Stage debut. The only other time he performed in Syracuse was as Sir Lancealot in the First National Tour of Monty Python’s Spamalot. That was, however, his very first— and likely worst—week in his 13 months with the tour. He begs your pardon. Matthew’s Broadway credits include The Real Thing, in both the Tony Award-winning 2000 revival and the less-lauded 2014 revival, Seminar opposite Alan Rickman, Cliff in Cabaret at Studio 54, and The Judas Kiss. Off-Broadway includes: Hit the Wall (Barrow St.); Dinner with Friends, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet, and Suddenly Last Summer (Roundabout); The Duchess of Malfi (Red Bull); and A Mother, a Daughter, and a Gun.

Liam Craig (Doctor Watson) last appeared at Syracuse Stage in To Kill a Mockingbird earlier this year. Broadway: Boeing-Boeing (understudy; performed). OffBroadway: The Killer (Theatre for a New Audience), The Internationalist (Vineyard), Aunt Dan and Lemon (The New Group), Two Noble

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CAST Regional: Bedroom Farce, And a Nightingale Sang, and Things We Do for Love (Westport Playhouse); The Secret Fall of Constance Wilde, Hamlet, Death of a Salesman, and Pride & Prejudice (Guthrie Theater); Hay Fever (Yale Rep); In the Next Room, Skylight, and Cymbeline (PlayMakers Rep); many others. TV: Guiding Light. For the Convergent Theatre Company, Matthew directed the first New York revival of Never the Sinner and served as dialect coach on The Cripple of Inishmaan and Major Barbara. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School Drama Division, a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and the father of two brilliant children.

The Foreigner, She Loves Me (Hope Summer Rep). Jonathan’s original musical comedy Murphy’s Law cowritten with Andy Nagraj premieres at the Strand Theatre in Pittsburgh this May. MFA Old Globe/USD. Barbra Wengerd (Actress One) last performed at Syracuse Stage earlier this season in To Kill a Mockingbird. Selected New York Theatre: Taming of the Shrew (New Duke on 42nd); A Wilder Christmas (Peccadillo Theater Company); Tamburlaine (Target Margin); All God’s Chillun Got Wings (Civic Ensemble); Medea (Jean Cocteau Rep); Maybe Baby, It’s You (Penguin Rep); Fit for Feet (Vital Theatre Company); Blank Canvas (HERE Arts Center); The Inn at Lake Devine (Tongue in Cheek). Selected Regional: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet (National Shakespeare Company - National Tour); The Glass Menagerie (Arizona Theatre Company); Leaving Iowa (The Royal George); Panic (International Mystery Writers’ Festival); Cyrano de Bergerac, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet, Coriolanus, All’s Well That Ends Well (The Old Globe). TV/ Film: The Family, I Shudder, The Digressions, #ThatThingFromBefore. MFA, University of San Diego

Jonathan Spivey (Actor One) makes his Syracuse Stage debut. Broadway: Act One (Lincoln Center, dir. James Lapine). Regional: Arcadia (Yale Rep); Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Long Wharf); His Girl Friday, Man of La Mancha (Barrington Stage); Death of a Salesman (dir. Pam MacKinnon), Richard III, Amadeus (Old Globe); Dogpark (Milwaukee Rep); Pump Boys and Dinettes (Cape Playhouse, Geva Theatre); Souvenir, Cyrano de Bergerac, Anything Goes (Virginia Rep); Black Gold (Phoenix Theatre); Around the World in 80 Days (Sierra Rep); Room Service,

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Adam Koch (Scenic Designer) 150+ set design credits across the nation, including: Million Dollar Quartet (Apollo Theatre); Hello, Dolly! (Ford’s Theater); Miss Saigon, Dreamgirls, Kiss of the Spiderwoman (2008 Helen Hayes nomination), and See What I Wanna See (Signature Theatre); The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Sister Act, Saturday Night Fever (Ogunquit Playhouse); Carousel, The Sleepy Hollow Experience (Serenbe Playhouse); Big Fish, A Little Night Music, Tarzan, Bye Bye Birdie, Sweet Charity, Call Me Madam, Big River (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma); Hairspray, Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Godspell (Syracuse Stage); Bat Boy (1st Stage, 2015 Helen Hayes nomination); A Christmas Carol, Five Course Love, Sweeney Todd (Geva Theatre Center); Off-Broadway credits include: Rooms: A Rock Romance, Loaded, We the People, Pinkalicious, Freckleface Strawberry. Education: Carnegie Mellon University.

Opera, Kentucky Opera, Opera Omaha, Chicago Opera Theatre, Glimmerglass, and New York City Opera. For many years she was an associate costume designer on the CBS daytime drama As the World Turns, for which she won a 2007 Emmy Award for Costume Design. Thomas C. Hase (Lighting Designer) Mr. Hase’s body of work includes many of the regional opera companies in the United States including: The Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Philadelphia Opera, Minnesota Opera, Goodspeed Opera, Dallas Opera, and Los Angeles Opera. His work has been seen at regional theaters throughout the United States including: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Center Stage Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Alliance Theatre, The Dallas Theater Center, The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Maine State Music Theater, and Geva Theatre Center. As lighting designer with Ping Chong and Company his work was seen worldwide. In New York City he has been active both on Broadway and Off-Broadway as well as with New York City Opera and BAM Next Wave Festival. He has designed throughout Europe, Asia, and South America including: Theater Erfurt; Bayerische Staatsoper; Staatstheater Kassel; Deutsche Oper am Rhein; Stadttheater Giessen; The Barbican and Sadler’s Wells in London; Opera North in the United Kingdom; The

Tracy Dorman (Costume Designer) returns to Syracuse Stage having last designed costumes for A Christmas Carol in 2014. She has designed at numerous regional theatre and opera companies around the country including Asolo Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Cleveland Play House, Geva Theatre Center, Milwaukee Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Drury Lane (Chicago), Kansas City Rep, Virginia

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Abbey Theatre and Riverdreams in Dublin; Malmö Opera in Sweden; The Dutch, Finnish, and Colombian National Operas; Stageholdings and the Nationale Reisopera in Holland; Opéra de Marseille; Canadian Opera Company; The Luminato Festival in Toronto; Singapore Arts Festival; and Tokyo Metro Arts Center. Mr. Hase has been the head of lighting and lighting design for Cincinnati Opera Association for 20 years. More information is available at www.Haseltd.com.

atres in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. She is the first woman to have been nominated for 13 Joseph Jefferson Awards—winning seven— and she has received two After Dark Awards. Victoria is the head of Sound Design at DePaul University. For more information visit www. victoria-sound-design.com. Dave Bova (Hair, Wig & Makeup Designer). The Killer, Violet, The Real Thing (Broadway). Little Miss Sunshine, Here Lies Love, Booty Candy, My Name is Asher Lev, Good Person of Szechwan, The Ohmies, Romeo and Juliet, Nothing But Trash (OffBroadway). Marie Antoinette, Last of the Boys (Steppenwolf Theatre). Two Gentleman of Verona, The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare Theatre in DC). Guys and Dolls, Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Great Lakes Theater Festival). Les Miserable, Light in the Piazza (Weston Playhouse). Thank you to Zevie for all the love and support.

Victoria Deiorio (Original Music and Sound Design) is so happy to be returning to her Alma Mater after composing and designing for A Christmas Carol, Moby Dick, and Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps. Off-Broadway: A Christmas Carol (St. Clements), Two Point Oh (Primary Stages), The Bluest Eye with Steppenwolf (The Duke Theatre), Cassie’s Chimera at Joe’s Pub (The Public), Arnie the Doughnut (New York Musical Theatre Festival), Ophelia (NYC Fringe Fest), The God of Hell at the Actor’s Studio (Associate), Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams at Primary Stages (Associate), Live Girls at Urban Stages (Associate), Luminescence Dating at Ensemble Studio Theatre (Associate), and Boy at Primary Stages (Associate). Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Goodman, Steppenwolf Theatre, Victory Gardens, Northlight Theatre, Center Stage Baltimore, Syracuse Stage, Indiana Repertory, Cleveland Play House, and many other the-

Mike Tutaj (Projection Designer) joins Syracuse Stage for the first time with this production. Based in Chicago, Mr. Tutaj’s designs have been seen and heard on the stages of The Goodman, Steppenwolf, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Second City, Victory Gardens, Lookingglass, Writers’ Theatre, Court Theatre, TimeLine, The Hypocrites, and many more. Regional credits include Indiana Repertory Theatre, The Alliance Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Company, Children’s Theatre Company, Virginia Stage, and Theatre Squared. Mike has taught projection design at Columbia College Chicago and is an artistic associate with TimeLine Theatre.

Musical School (violin) in Moscow, Russia. He has choreographed the combat, movement, and character dance scenes for over three hundred Russian drama and puppet theatres, motion pictures, and television. Presently, Felix is an assistant professor in the Department of Drama at Syracuse University. He has previously taught at The Juilliard School, The Actors Center, Brooklyn College, and SUNY Purchase, New York; Rutgers University, New Jersey; The Hartt School, Hartford, Connecticut; and The North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. His stage movement and combat choreography has been seen at many American venues including The Acting Company, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, The New York Theatre Workshop, The Wooster Group, The Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City; The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Cleveland Shakespeare Festival; and The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C., among others.

Celia Madeoy (Dialect Coach). In her sixth season on Performance Faculty with Syracuse Stage and Syracuse University Drama, Celia has enjoyed coaching many dialects this year for The Underpants, Peter Pan, as well as performing and coaching the cast of To Kill A Mockingbird. Celia has performed with many regional Shakespeare Companies across the country including The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Folger Theatre, The Acting Company, Shakespeare & Company, Theatre J, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, and the Blackfriars Playhouse at American Shakespeare Center. Her international Shakespeare training and performance includes voice work alongside Andrew Wade, Giles Block, Patsy Rodenburg, and other distinguished directors and voice teachers of the Royal Shakespeare Company, British American Drama Academy, National Institute of Dramatic Art in Australia, Canada’s National Voice Intensive in Toronto and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. She looks forward to performing this summer at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in Who Killed Pablo Neruda?

Stuart Plymesser (Production Stage Manager) is in his 19th season at Syracuse Stage where he has stage managed more than 60 plays, musicals, and special events, working with such talents as Olympia Dukakis, Frank Langella, Elizabeth Franz, and Phylicia Rashad. Stuart has worked at numerous regional theatres around the country and in Cape Town, South Africa, and has toured nationally. Locally, he has also stage managed events for Syracuse Fashion Week. In addition, Stuart is adjunct faculty for Syracuse

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F University’s Department of Drama and has been a guest speaker/lecturer at Ithaca College, Wells College, SUNY Oswego, and the Zabalaza Festival in Cape Town. Stuart is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers, as well as the United States Aikido Federation.

Radio Golf, the Broadway production of Gem of the Ocean, and the OffBroadway production of Jitney. Selected regional casting credits include: Syracuse Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage, Arena Stage, Trinity Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh Public, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Longwharf Theatre, Alliance Theatre Company, The Goodman Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company, Dallas Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, and PlayMakers Repertory Theatre. Feature film credits include: Pushing Hands, directed by Ang Lee; Underheat, starring Lee Grant; First We Take Manhattan, produced by Golden Harvest Inc.; and Graves End, directed by Sal Stabile.

Harriet Bass (Casting) has been an independent New York casting director since 1989, casting for theatre, film, and television. In New York City, Harriet has cast for ABC/TV, Fox Television Studios, Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre: NEW WORK NOW, The Minetta Lane Theatre, The Women’s Project, La MaMa, E.T.C., New York Women in Film and Television, and The Jewish Repertory Theatre. She has cast the last three of the late August Wilson’s ten part play series: the original and touring productions of

P L AY W R I G H T Ken Ludwig has had six shows on Broadway and seven in London’s West End, and his plays and musicals have been performed in more than 30 countries in over 20 languages. His first play on Broadway, Lend Me A Tenor, which the Washington Post called “one of the classic comedies of the 20th century,” won two Tony Awards and was nominated for seven. He has also won two Laurence Olivier Awards (England’s highest theatre honor), the Charles MacArthur Award, two Helen Hayes Awards, the Edgar Award for Best Mystery from The Mystery Writers

of America, the SETC Distinguished Career Award, and the Edwin Forrest Award for Services to the American Theatre. His plays have been commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Bristol Old Vic. He has written 22 plays and musicals, including Crazy For You (five years on Broadway and the West End, Tony and Olivier Award Winner for Best Musical), Moon Over Buffalo (Broadway and West End), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Broadway), Treasure Island (West End), Twentieth Century (Broadway), Leading Ladies, Shakespeare in

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P L AY W R I G H T Hollywood, The Game’s Afoot, The Fox on the Fairway, The Three Musketeers and The Beaux’ Stratagem. His most recent plays include Baskerville, A Comedy of Tenors, and Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol (2015 Helen Hayes Award nominee for Outstanding Play). His newest book, How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare, (winner of the Falstaff Award for Best Shakespeare Book of 2014) is published by Random House. His plays have starred Alec Baldwin, Carol

Burnett, Lynn Redgrave, Mickey Rooney, Hal Holbrook, Dixie Carter, Tony Shalhoub, Anne Heche, Joan Collins, and Kristin Bell. His work is published by the Yale Review, and he is a Sallie B. Goodman Fellow of the McCarter Theatre, Princeton. He holds degrees from Harvard, where he studied music with Leonard Bernstein, Haverford College, and Cambridge University. For more information, please visit www.kenludwig.com.

AUTHOR Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The son of Irish Catholic parents, Doyle was educated by Jesuits in both Austria and England. He went on to attend Stonyhurst College and the University of Edinburgh where, in 1881, he received his degree in medicine. After graduation, he gained employment as ship’s surgeon on a whaling ship destined for the Arctic. When he returned, he settled in Southsea, England, where he practiced medicine from 1882 to 1890. In 1887, Doyle’s now-famous sleuth, Sherlock Holmes, was introduced in a lackluster short story titled A Study in Scarlet. Doyle had fashioned the private investigator on a professor he’d had during his days at University, Dr. Joseph Bell. Bell, however, consistently denied being an inspiration for the character. Despite the first story’s poor showing, Doyle was convinced to continue the series. He wrote the novelette The Sign of Four and completed twenty-four short stories under the titles The Adventures

of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Each of the short stories was published in The Strand Magazine. Despite the tepid response to his first story, the subsequent tales of Sherlock Holmes gained popularity very quickly. They became so popular, in fact, that Doyle gave up his medical practice to devote all his efforts to writing. After about five years of writing the Sherlock Holmes stories, Doyle began to tire of the work. As a solution, he published The Final Problem, which described the death of Sherlock Holmes. The Strand Magazine’s readers were outraged but could do nothing. It was not until ten years later that Doyle, in a reconciliatory gesture, proclaimed that the word of Holmes’s demise was greatly exaggerated, and he produced another series of short stories for The Strand Magazine. In total the Sherlock Holmes series included fiftysix short stories and four novelettes. After his final stories of Sherlock Holmes, Doyle returned to medicine. He served as a physician in the 39


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AUTHOR Boer War and when he returned to England, wrote three books. Together they detailed his experiences in the war and justified England’s involvement. For his public support of England, he was knighted in 1902. Doyle continued to write but after his son was killed in battle during World War I, his writings turned to more existentialist topics. He turned from Catholicism to spiritualism in

an attempt to heal the pain he felt at the loss of his son. While Doyle is primarily known for the creation of the famous sleuth and his sidekick, Dr. Watson, Doyle also wrote a historical romance titled Micah Clarke in 1896. His final work was an autobiography, published in 1924, titled Memories and Adventures. Doyle passed away on July 7, 1930, in Crowborough, Sussex, England.

DIRECTOR Peter Amster returns to Syracuse Stage, where he directed A Christmas Carol, Moby Dick, Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, This Wonderful Life and The Fantasticks. He has been nominated for Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award for his direction of Once on This Island, The World Goes Round, and The Rothschild’s at Apple Tree Theatre, and Pride and Prejudice at Northlight Theatre. Other Chicago area theatres where he has worked include Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the Court Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, Live Bait, Pegasus, and Route 66. He has directed at many regional theatres, including The Cleveland Play

House, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Peninsula Players, American Players Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and the Weston Playhouse. Mr. Amster has directed and choreographed operas for Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theatre, Skylight Opera in Milwaukee, and Light Opera Works in Evanston, Illinois. He has taught theatre, opera, and performance studies at Northwestern University, California Institute of the Arts, Louisiana State University, DePaul University, and Roosevelt University.

PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Tim Bond is in his ninth season as producing artistic director of Syracuse Stage where he has directed To Kill a Mockingbird, Other Desert Cities, August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, The Whipping Man, Two Trains Running, The Brothers Size, The Boys

Next Door, Radio Golf, No Child..., Fences, The Price, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. He has 27 years experience in leading regional theatres throughout the country. Previously, he served for 11 years as associate artistic director of the famed Oregon Shakespeare Festival where he directed 12 productions, 41


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PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR including works by Shakespeare, August Wilson, Suzan-Lori Parks, Edward Albee, Lorraine Hansberry, Lynn Nottage, Octavio Soliz, and Pearl Cleage. Prior to that, Bond spent 13 years with the Seattle Group Theatre, serving as artistic director from 1991 – 1996. While there, he directed more than 20 plays including a number of world and West Coast premieres, and he oversaw the largest capital campaign in the company’s history, culminating in the completion of a new theatre complex in the Seattle Center. Bond has also directed at such prestigious theatres as The Guthrie, Arena Stage, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Ac-

tors Theatre of Louisville, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, The Cleveland Play House, A Contemporary Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, and Geva Theatre. Bond received a Theatre Communications Group/National Endowment for the Arts Directing Fellowship Award and has twice won Backstage West’s Garland Award for Outstanding Direction for Les Blancs (1998) and Blues for an Alabama Sky (1997). He served on the board of directors of the Theatre Communications Group from 1993 to 1997. Bond holds a BFA from Howard University and an MFA in directing from the University of Washington.

INTERIM MANAGING DIRECTOR Diana Coles is in her 31st season with Syracuse Stage and had planned to retire from her position as administrative director this past July. However, she was asked to fill in as interim managing director until the search is completed for that position. She is doing so gladly and enjoying “topping off” her career serving the theatre she loves and cares about. Prior to coming to Syracuse Stage, she had been business manager at Missouri Repertory Theatre (now Kansas City Rep) following many years as concert and tour manager of the Office of Cultural Events for the University of MissouriKansas City. In that capacity, she managed the annual seven state tour of MRT and also sponsored residencies of major dance and theatre companies such as Stars of the American Ballet, Pilobolus, Alvin Ailey Dancers, The Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, St.

Louis Symphony Orchestra, Newport Jazz Festival, Guthrie Theatre, and The Acting Company. She served as assistant to the project director during construction for the UMKC Performing Arts Center, which housed the Conservatory of Music and the Spencer Theatre. In addition to having worked on the management side of over 280 LORT theatre productions in 50 years, she was a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts, Missouri Arts Council, Nebraska Arts Council Year Long Program Panel, and the Mid-America Assembly on the Future of the Performing Arts. She has been a consultant for MerryGo-Round Playhouse, Kansas City Ballet, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Avila College, Missouri Dance Theatre, Association of Community Arts Councils of Kansas, and the Unicorn Theatre. 43


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MISSION/VISION Mission: Syracuse Stage is a global village

turous, and entertaining productions of new plays, classics, and musicals, and offer interactive education and outreach programs in Central New York.

square where renowned artists and audiences of all ages gather to celebrate our cultural richness, witness the many truths of our common humanity, and explore the transformative power of live theatre. Celebrating our 43rd season as a professional theatre in residence at Syracuse University, we create innovative, adven-

Vision: Syracuse Stage illuminates the

many truths of our common humanity through the transformative power of live theatre.

A B O U T S Y R A C U S E S TA G E Syracuse Stage is Central New York’s

Chong. These visiting artists are supported by a staff of artisans, technicians, educators, and administrators who are responsible for all facets of the theatre from building sets, props, and costumes to marketing, development, and box office. A solid core of subscribers and supporters helps keep Syracuse Stage a vibrant artistic presence in Central New York. Year after year their support and patronage contribute to the success of the theatre. Additional support from government, foundations, corporations, and Syracuse University helps to ensure the continued role of Syracuse Stage as a valued cultural resource for the community. Syracuse Stage is a constituent of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, and a member of the Arts and Cultural Leadership Alliance (ACLA), the University Hill Corporation, and the East Genesee Regent Association.

premier professional theatre. Founded in 1974, Stage has produced more than 300 plays in 42 seasons including a number of world, American, and East Coast premieres. Each season 70,000 patrons enjoy an adventurous mix of new plays and bold interpretations of classics and musicals featuring the finest theatre artists. In addition, Stage maintains a vital educational outreach program that annually serves over 15,000 students throughout Central New York. Syracuse Stage is a member of The League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the largest professional theatre association in the country. America’s leading actors, directors and designers work and/or have worked at Stage including: Tony Award-winners Lillias White, Chuck Cooper, and Elizabeth Franz, Emmy recipient Jean Stapleton, Sam Waterston, John Cullum, James Whitmore, Ben Gazzara, and Ping

IN THE COMMUNITY An important aspect of the Syracuse Stage mission is to be an active partner and resource in the Central New York community. Each season Syracuse Stage is pleased to partner with a diverse group of community organizations in sponsoring and facilitating various programs, benefits, and events. Ongoing and past partnerships include Arc of Onondaga, The

Burton Blatt Institute, ARISE, InterFaith Works of Central New York, Hospice of CNY, SUNY Upstate Medical/St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Onondaga County, The Learning Place, AIDS Community Resources, Syracuse Homes, The Chadwick Residence, The Child Care Council of Onondaga County, and Vera House, among others.

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N E X T AT

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S YR A CU S E S TA GE

D EPA R T M ENT OF DRAMA

S Y R A C U S E S TA G E P R E S E N T S A N E V E N I N G W I T H

A Flea in Her Ear

GALA 2016: An Evening with Madeleine Peyroux

A new version of Georges Feydeau’s farce By David Ives Directed by Stephen Cross May 6 - 14 Opening Night: May 7

June 10, 9 p.m. SU Schine Student Center

Madeleine Peyroux, a blues and jazz singer often compared to Billie Holiday, will perform live in concert at Gala 2016, Syracuse Stage’s major annual fundraiser. The event will take place on Friday, June 10 in Goldstein Auditorium at Syracuse University’s Schine Student Center. For concert tickets (general admission/balcony seating) call 315.443.3275 or www.syracusestage.org. For Gala tickets (includes cocktails, dinner and silent auction) call Katherine Keeney at 315-443-2709.

In French playwright Georges Feydeau’s famous bedroom farce an insurance salesman wrongly accused of infidelity by his wife becomes entangled in a web of misunderstanding, intrigue, jealousy, and mistaken identity as ridiculous as it is complicated. Played at break-neck comic speed, this explosively funny delight rollicks with antic, pell-mell humor complete with slamming doors, revolving beds, and wildly amiss gun shots. Mon Dieu!

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S Y R A C U S E S TA G E B O A R D O F T R U S T E E S CHAIR

Brian Cimmet Professor of Practice/Music Director SU Department of Drama

PRESIDENT

Ann Clarke* Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Syracuse University

Robert Pomfrey* President & CEO POMCO Group Louis G. Marcoccia* Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer Syracuse University CHAIR-ELECT

Fran Nichols* Vice Chairman Emeritus Eric Mower + Associates VICE CHAIR

Richard Shirtz* Regional President NBT Bank VICE CHAIR

Melvin T. Stith* Dean Emeritus, Whitman School of Management Syracuse University TREASURER

Bea Gonzalez* Dean, University College Syracuse University SECRETARY

Samantha Millier* Associate Attorney Mackenzie Hughes LLP Janet Audunson Senior Counsel National Grid Dan Berman Partner HancockEstabrook, LLP Timothy J. Bond** Producing Artistic Director Syracuse Stage Lorraine Branham Dean/Professor, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Syracuse University Sandra Brown President Grandma Brown’s Beans, Inc. Nancy Byrne Community Volunteer Steve Chase Senior Vice President Harbridge Consulting Group

Pat Colabufo Human Resource Manager Wegmans Food Markets Diana Coles** Interim Managing Director Syracuse Stage Richard Driscoll* Sr. Commercial Banking Relationship Manager Commercial Banking Division NBT Bank Sandra Fenske VP & General Counsel Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company Helene Gold Private Voice & Piano Instructor Nancy Green* Investment Advisor Edward S. Green & Associates Larry Harris EVP and CFO Saab Defense and Security, USA Jeffrey Hoone Executive Director, Coalition of Museum & Arts Centers Syracuse University John Huhtala Relationship Manager Middle Market Commercial Banking Chase Gregg Lambert Dean’s Professor of the Humanities Syracuse University Larry Leatherman Retired Bristol-Myers Squibb, MOST Daniel D. Lent VP, Sr. Relationship Manager Key Bank Sara Lowengard Syracuse Stage Guild President Attorney Macht, Brenizer & Gingold, P.C.

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Rocco Mangano Partner Mangano, Lucchesi and Collins Kevin R. McAuliffe Partner Barclay Damon Suzanne McAuliffe Retired Educator Rod McDonald Bond, Schoeneck & King Kevin O’Connor Sr. Resident Director & Sr. VP Investments Merrill Lynch Sharon Owens CEO Syracuse Model Neighborhood Facility Southwest Community Center Virginia Parker* Retired Educator Annette Peters Marketing Director Syracuse Media Group James Reed Regional President Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Michelle Schultz Senior Director, HR Business Partner Human Resources AXA L. John Steigerwald IV Marketing and Sales Representative Cathedral Candle Company Sharon Sullivan* Community Volunteer Wanda Thompson Sr. VP of Operations Upstate Medical University Phil Turner Pastor Bethany Baptist Church Ralph Zito** Chair Syracuse University Department of Drama Michael Zoanetti VP Senior Wealth Advisor Tompkins Financial Advisors *Executive Committee **Ex-Officio


S Y R A C U S E S TA G E E M E R I T U S C I R C L E We are grateful to the following individuals who have served as Members of the Stage Board of Trustees and continue to support Syracuse Stage at the Circle level. Jim Breuer Mary Beth Carmen Eddie Green Joan Green Elizabeth Hartnett

Claude Incaudo Howard C. Johnson Jack Mannion Margaret Martin Eric Mower

Judy Mower Michael Shende Jack Webb

S Y R A C U S E S TA G E G U I L D B O A R D PRESIDENT

RECORDING SECRETARY

Sara Lowengard

Mary O'Hara

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

Julia Joyce Martin

Gretchen Goldstein

VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP

Deborah Trent VICE PRESIDENT, FUNDRAISING

Jacki Goldberg VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLICITY

Melissa Vassenilli TREASURER

Ellen Lautz

Ray Abdella Elaine Cardone Roxanna Carpenter Sandi DiBianco Grace Flusche Kelly Gardner Donna Green Jessica Humphreville

Barbara Ianuzi Carol Minkstein Mary O’Hara Maryam Wasmund Ginny Yerdon Margaret Shirtz Stefan Berg Linda Lowengard Rosalind Schwartz Sheila Gangemi

SYRACUSE STAGE EDUCATION ADVOCACY BOARD Sara Bambino

David Fisselbrand

Jennifer Sabatino

CICERO-NORTH SYRACUSE

AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL

CATO-MERIDIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

Matthew Phillips

Todd Benware

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Elizabeth Defurio

Kathleen Pickard BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL

Y O U N G A D U LT C O U N C I L Kristina Bell

Brennan Carman

Olivia Moffa

11TH GRADE, JAMESVILLE-DEWITT

12TH GRADE, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

10TH GRADE, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

HIGH SCHOOL

ACADEMY

ACADEMY

Katherine Benware

Rose Collins

Geraldine Wason

12TH GRADE, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

11TH GRADE, JAMESVILLE-DEWITT

ACADEMY

ACADEMY

HIGH SCHOOL

Lily Byrne

Marcus Johnson

Owen Volk

11TH GRADE, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

10TH GRADE, CATO-MERIDIAN

10TH GRADE, JAMESVILLE-DEWITT

HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

Anna Capria

Michael Mankiewicz

12TH GRADE, BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

12TH GRADE, JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

1OTH GRADE, G. RAY BODLEY HIGH SCHOOL

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CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS*

The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust

Richard Mather Fund

*Corporate, Foundation and Government support received in the last 12 months from $3,000 - $100,000 and above.

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BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY SPONSORS

The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation is pleased to support the Syracuse Stage production of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. We value what Syracuse Stage brings to the cultural fabric of Central New York, making it a better place to live and work. Congratulations on another exciting season of diverse plays. POMCO. As a proud supporter of Syracuse Stage, POMCO congratulates Central New York’s professional theatre for another impressive season. We applaud Syracuse Stage for its continuous contributions to the region’s cultural and artistic growth. Barclay Damon is a proud supporter of the communities in which we practice and strive to make them a better place to work and live. The arts are important contributors to the quality of life we enjoy. We wish the cast and crew of all Syracuse Stage productions our best wishes and look forward to another entertaining season!

The Grandma Brown Foundation is glad to support Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.

M&T Bank. Continuing a long tradition of supporting the arts in the CNY community, M&T is pleased to sponsor Syracuse Stage’s production of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. M&T has always maintained strong support for civic and educational experiences and recognizes the need to be actively involved in helping to achieve a better quality of life in our community.

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EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT OVER THE PAST 12 MONTHS. WITH YOUR HELP, SYRACUSE STAGE WILL ENGAGE OVER 21,000 STUDENTS IN CENTRAL NEW YORK DURING THE 15/16 SEASON. The John Ben Snow Foundation, Inc.

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S Y R A C U S E S TA G E A N N U A L G I F T S Syracuse Stage depends on the generosity of contributions from individuals, corporations, businesses, foundations and government agencies. It is with much gratitude that we recognize the following donors to our annual campaign. Contributors listed below represent donations received in the past twelve months. For information regarding levels of contribution and benefits of each please contact the Development office at 315.443.3931 or visit syracusestage.org

C O R P O R AT E H O N O R R O L L $100,000+ Syracuse University $25,000 - $99,999 Genesee Grande Syracuse Media Group $14,000 - $24,999 M&T Bank POMCO Group $7,500 - $13,999 Bank of America – Children’s Tour Business Journal News Network Barclay Damon Chase iHeart Media KeyBank N.A. Lockheed Martin MST NBT Bank Syracuse New Times Syracuse Stage Board of Trustees WAER WRVO $5,000 - $7,499 Carrier Corporation

 = INCREASED GIFT,

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Lockheed Martin Employees Federated Fund Scherzi Photography + Video The SU Humanities Center presents as part of the 2015 Syracuse Symposium™ on Networks Syracuse Stage Guild Tompkins Financial Advisors Wegmans $2,800 - $4,999 Phoebe’s Urban CNY $1,500 - $2,799 Bond, Shoeneck & King, PLLC Bousquet Holstein PLLC McIntosh Box & Pallet Co., Inc. Syracuse Blue Print $1,000 - $1,499 Action Printwear, Inc. Midstate Printing Corp. $500 - $999 ACLS Mailing & Fulfillment

Anoplate Corp. Eastern Security Service Heritage Masonry Restoration Merrill Lynch Law Office of Keith D. Miller L. & J.G. Stickley $250 - $499 Freeman Interiors Geddes Federal Savings Hebert Financial Strategies/ Dennis & Judy Hebert Liberty Mutual Reeves Farms Smith Contemporary Furniture/Smith Interiors Ltd The Mid-York Press, Inc. $75 - $249 Brady Systems Fulton Savings Bank Genuine Parts Company Giarrusso Building Supplies Lead to Success Sheats & Bailey PLLC Urist Financial & Retirement Planning Visual Technologies Ann Wolfson Associates

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F O U N D AT I O N & G O V E R N M E N T H O N O R R O L L $90,000+ The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation $75,000-89,999 County of Onondaga, Administered by CNY Arts $25,000 - $74,999 Central New York Community Foundation The Richard Mather Fund New York State Council on the Arts Shubert Foundation

$14,000 - $24,999 Allyn Foundation The Gifford Foundation The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust $7,500 - $13,999 AXA Foundation $2,800 - $7,499 The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation The Grandma Brown Foundation Melvin & Mildred Eggers Family Charitable Foundation

$1,500 - $2,799 Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation Frank & Frances Revoir Foundation Theatre Development Fund, Inc. $1,000 - $1,499 Henry A. Panasci, Jr. Charitable Trust $250 - $999 Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation The Horowitch Family Foundation

ENDOWMENT & PLANNED GIFT DONORS $100,000 - $124,999 In Honor and Memory of Sheldon P. Peterfreund and Josephine A. Peterfreund

$5,000 - $7,499 Mary Louise Dunn Fund

$2,500 - $4,999 Dr. William J. Clark, Jr. Fund

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS All new and increased gifts this season are matched dollar for dollar by the Richard Mather Fund. Founders’ Circle $7,500 - $24,999 Paul Phillips, MD & Sharon* Sullivan Playwrights’ Circle $5,000 - $7,499 Daniel Bingham & Gail Hamner Bill & Nancy* Byrne Mary & Larry* Leatherman Judy & Eric Mower* Sandra Lee Fenske* & Joe Silberlicht Elinor Spring-Mills & Darvin Varon Producers’ Circle $2,800 - $4,999 George Bain

Pete & Mary Beth* Carmen Margaret, Amy & Bob Currier Helene* & Neil Gold Louis* & Susan Marcoccia Suzanne* & Kevin* McAuliffe Judith Sayles & David Murray Sally Lou & Fran* Nichols Frederick & Virginia* Parker Bob* & Kellie Pomfrey Mrs. Sherwin Radin Dr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Welch Directors’ Circle $1,500 - $2,799 Janet* Audunson & David Youlen Joan Christy & Thomas Bersani Nancy Seward & Tim Bond

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Cathy & Jim Breuer Sandra* L. Brown Laurie Clark Kristin & Sidney Cominsky Ed and Susan Downing Therese & Richard* Driscoll Dana & Peggy Dudarchik Barbara & Michael Flintrop Joan & Eddie Green* Winifred E. Greenberg Ann & Larry* Harris Betsy Hartnett* Mr. & Mrs. Claude* Incaudo Peter Cannavo & Helen Jacoby Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Johnson Dr. & Mrs. Howard C. Johnson


Randy & Elizabeth Kalish Bea Gonzalez* & Michael Leonard Roberta & Rocco* Mangano Mr. John F.X. Mannion* & Mayor Stephanie A. Miner Nancy Green* & Tony Marschall Margaret* & Don Martin Kevin* & Michelle O’Connor Sheila R. Parker & John F. Parker, M.D. William & Rosemary Pooler Dene A. Sarason Elaine & Michael* Shende Leslie Kohman & Jeffrey Smith Dr. & Mrs. Sam Spalding Patricia & Melvin* Stith Cindy Sutton & Family Cherry & Peter Thun Linda & Jack* Webb Glenda & Larry Wetzel Laurie & Michael* Zoanetti Benefactors $1,000 - $1,499 Anonymous Maria & Paul Badami Marya & John Frantz and Sutton Real Estate Company, LLC Ann & Dan Lent Linda & Dan Lowengard Susan Beth Burgess & Michael S. Nilan Jan & David Panasci Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash Margaret & Richard* Shirtz George & Rita Soufleris Raymond & Linda Straub Stars $500 - $999 Richard & Marjorie Aubrey Marion Barbero Daniel* & Sarah Berman Jeffrey Bogart Rachel May & Tom Brockelman Drs. Alexander* & Margaret Charters Steven* & Seanne Chase Diana Coles Frank N. Decker John Druke Lew & Elaine Dubroff Jim & Patty Dungey

Karen & Nat Dunn Clay & Dora Elliott Mary Ann Finn Grace & Michael Flusche Sylvia & David Fry Allan & Nirelle Galson Michael & Jacki Goldberg Donna Graber Deborah Haines David Heisig & Donna Mahar Theodore Hansen John Huppertz & Diane Mastin David Jacobs John & Gloria Kennedy Penelope J.M. & Stephen M. Klein John MacAllister & Laurel Moranz Kim & Phillip Mazza Barbara Beckos & Arthur McDonald John P. & Elizabeth Y. McKinnell Jane Merrill Anne Morford Dorothea P. Nelson Nancy & Steve Rogers Tina Press & David Rubin Corinne & Lynn Smith James & Vicki Smith H. Paul Steiner Nancy Kramer & Doug Sutherland Wanda* Thompson Pastor Phil* Turner Lorraine* Branham & Melvin Williams Angels $250 - $499 Mr. Timothy Atseff & Ms. Margaret G. Ogden Joanne & Jim Beckman Donna Marie & Michael F. Bocketti Dr. Sharon Brangman & Charlie Lester Susan & Thomas Brett Walter & Angel Broadnax Mark & Maren Brown Marlene A. Brown Marion L. Burke Craig & Kathy Byrum Ann* Clarke Pat Colabufo* Goodwin Cooke Mr. W. Carroll Coyne Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Dannible

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In Tribute Contributions have been made to Syracuse Stage to honor someone, celebrate a special occasion or offer an expression of sympathy in memory of a loved one.

Dr. & Mrs. Mark Adelson in memory of Laura Edell Sarah B. Alden in memory of Jacqueline Coley In Memory of Arlene Alpaugh Rose Erma Angotti in tribute of 43 years in real estate Juanita Balamut in tribute of Marion A. Sevier Mrs. Gwynne Bellos in honor of Dr. Neal S. Bellos Carrie Berse in memory of Betty Lourie Carol Bryant in honor of Virginia Parker Marion L. Burke in honor of Barbara B. Liptak Jim Clark & Sharon Gordon in honor of Betty Lourie and Lou Kempton The Central New York Community Foundation in memory of Betty Lourie Vicki & David Dansky in memory of Betty Lourie Susan G. Dorn in memory of Phillip K. Dorn Barbara Genton in honor of Donna Perricone Peggy Ginniff in honor of my parents Harold & Mildred Ginniff Jacki & Michael Goldberg in tribute of Natalie Goldberg Syracuse MT Student


Bill & Terry Delevan Sandra Marie DiBianco Alan B. Dolmatch Walter & Linda Dudas Jonathan & Rosanne Ecker Anita & Allen Frank Melanie & Mark Fullerton Charles R. Gallagher Ernest Giraud Penny & Ernie Giraud Jerry & Beth Groff Dr. & Mrs. Donald M. Haswell Drs. Joe & Paula Himmelsbach Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Holstein Joyce Homan Randall LaLonde & Patricia Homer Carrie Mae Weems & Jeffrey* Hoone Elaine & Steve Jacobs Lex & Helen Joseph Robin & Mark Kasowitz Norma Kelley Stephen & Janet Kimatian Mary Rose Kott Ellen & Terry Lautz Marlene & Scott MacFarlane Candace & John Marsellus Albert Marshall Samantha* Millier Anne Morford John Palmer & Liz Morgenthein Betty Jane & Larry Myers Linda & Donald Napier Maria Maniscalco & James Nellis Dorothea & Douglas Nelson John & Joan Nicholson Michael & Maggie O’Connor Phyllis & Chuck Olmsted David & Susan Palen Ralph & Mary Lou Penner Robert & Jane Pickett Marilyn Pinsky Kathy & Dan Rabuzzi Rissa & Michael Ratner James* & Theresa Reed Arnie & Libby Rubenstein Jane Burkhead & Robert Sarason Lois & Ted Schroeder Ellen Schwartz Marilyn & Mike Sees Barbara Shaw James W. Shults Rhoda Sikes

Carol & Dirk Sonneborn Lawrence Sovik Dr. Kenneth & Lois Spitzer Helene & George Starr L. John* Steigerwald IV Tiso Family Cynthia G. Tracy Anita Wagner Linda Webb – in support of Audio-Described Performances Lynda & Terry Wheat John & Mitzi Wolf Mary Jane Woodward Supporting Cast $100 - $249 George & Sandra Abbott Dr. & Mrs. Jerrold Abraham Judy & Bud Adams Judith Adams Dr. George P. Adams & Mrs. Beverly C. Adams Kathy & Mark Adelson Sally Alden Kal Alston Robert & Jeanne Anderson Nathan Andrews Tony Antonello & Danielle Quintus Holmes & Sarah Bailey Rosemary Baker & Stu Spiegel Juanita Balamut Tammy Balamut Gail & Dennis Baldwin Ed & Joan Bangel Theresa & Dennis Bardenett Nancy Barnum Joseph & Linda Barry Andrew & Margot Baxter Gwynne Bellos Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Berger Roslyn Bilford Nicki Bisson Gerald & Barbara Black Gary & Fran Bockus Richard Bowman Virginia Brennan Jenifer Breyer Caroline & Nicholas Brust Carol Bryant Jennifer Bryer Helen Buck Mary & Bill Butler Naomi & Jim Cannon Joan Carlon Tom & Maryann Carranti Timothy McLaughlin & Diane Cass

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Daughter Carol Jean in tribute of Bob & Blanche Everingham Tom & Christine Hafner in tribute of Peter Hafner Kip & Terri Hargrave in honor of Gus Hargrave & Rick Menke Kelly & Colleen Harrison in honor of Kathleen D. Harrig Kathlyn Heaton in honor of Sharon Waletzko Heidi Holtz in memory of Betty Lourie Doris King in memory of Austin Hoffman II Richard & Joan Kollgaard in honor of Don Buschmann & Tracey White Lorraine LaDuke in honor of Mrs. Cecile LaDuke Janet W. Lowe in honor of Bob Moss Gerald Mager in tribute of Thomas A. Brisk John Huppertz & Diane Mastin in honor of Fran & Sally Lou Nichols Carl Peterson & Margaret Maurer in memory of Jacqueline Coley Mr. Wallace J. McDonald in memory of Betty Lourie Richard Midlam in tribute of Barbara Midlam Lyn Morsillo & Vanessa Kalette in honor of Tracey White & Mary Kennett Janice Nelson in honor of Bea & Irving Solomon Brenda Neuss in tribute of Christine Lightcap In honor of Kathryn Mulligan Joy & Al Oliver in honor of Rebecca Oliver & Hillary Gale


Dr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Cassady Robert F. Caswell Susan Chappuis Joseph L. & Janice L. Charles Ann & Steve Chase Anthony & Carolyn Cimino Joan Cincotta Malcolm Clark Carolyn & Sam Clemence Dr. & Mrs. Paul S. Cohen Sylvia & William Cohen Martha Cole Margaret & Milton Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Colley Michele Combs Margaret & David Compton Mr. & Mrs. Robert Congel Joan & Robert D. Conine William & Julia Consroe Orazio & Genevieve Covelli Elizabeth Cowan George Curry Jamie & Julie Cyr Peter & Margaret Darby Clive & Sandra Davis Carol Decker Paula A. Dendis Delores R. Dixon Susan Dorn Cynthia & Mark Dowd Greene Sharry Doyle Elizabeth & Evan Dreyfuss David & Robin Drucker Karen Dunn Nancy & Tony Ebersole S. Emerick Richard Ernst Susan Estabrook Cissie Fairchilds Lori & Christopher Farrell Tom & Jane Ferguson Marsha & Benjamin Ferrara James & Barbara Finlon Karen & William Fisher Molly Fitzpatrick Katherine Flack Robert & Terry Flower Geraldine Forbes & Sidney Greenblatt Len Fonte Kathleen Forrest Judith Fox Philip & Marilyn Frankel Jeff & Tess Freedman Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Freer Melanie & Mark Fullerton

Carolyn & Sean Garner David & Bernice Gaynor Margaret Gelfuso Barbara W. Genton John & Debbie Gerson Michele & Carl Gildemeyer Frank & Anne Girardi Peggy Ginniff James Godleski Phyllis Goldman Robert & Karen Goldman Mrs. Lewis H. Goodman Linda Fabian Goodrich & Dennis Goodrich Lawrence & Dorothy Gordon Drs. Michael & Wendy Gordon Judith & Samuel Gorovitz Joseph & Marie Grasso William J. Gray Stephen & Julia Graziano Dr. Roger & Vicki Greenberg The Greenfield Family Jerry & Beth Groff James M. Hahn Patricia Haggerty Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Halsey Mrs. Stuart Hancock, Jr. Carole & Mark Hansen Milena Hansen Margaret Harding & Joseph Whelan Bill & Kathy Harmand Rebecca & Michael Harris David & Lib Hayes Nancy & Bud Haylor Lionel Lee Hector Alan & Dorothy Heller Mary Hershberger Celaine & Victor Hershdorfer Jacqueline Hicks Camille & Mark Hill Alvin & Sandra Holmes David & Sally Hootnick Marcia Hayden-Horan & Philip Horan Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hovey Guy & Patricia Howard Dr. Harold Husovsky & Dr. Susan E. Stred Jim & Sherri Hyla Virginia Jacob Richard Jaeger Janet Jaffe Anne Jamison & Peter Vanable Susan & Theodore Jarosz Mr. & Mrs. Jastrzab James Aiello & Pam Johnson

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Susan A. Parker in honor of Virginia B. Parker Dr. Paul E. Phillips & Ms. Sharon Sullivan in memory of Betty Lourie David Relyea in honor of Paula Relyea Nancy Remchuk in honor of Timothy Bond Erica Rube in honor of Jackie Goldberg cochairing the Gala Elaine Rubenstein in memory of Betty Lourie Lorne & Ellen Runge in tribute of Betty Lourie Lois & Mike Schaffer in memory of Betty Lourie Nancy Scheutziw in tribute of Syracuse Stage Staff/Volunteers Mr. & Mrs. Jacob H. Schuhle in memory of William Whiting Mansukh J. Shah in memory of Indira M. Shah Mel Shindler in honor of Tracey White Alberta L. Shouldice in honor of Peter Fekete Artistic Director of Open Hand Theatre Corrine & Lynn Smith in support of Open Captioning H. Paul Steiner in honor of Renée & Ben & Tracey White Union Bank & Trust in Honor of Betty Lourie Carol Bryant & Richard Ward in honor of Virginia & Fritz Parker Lynda & Terry Wheat in memory of Betty Lourie JoAnne Wickman in honor of Arlene Alpaugh Janet Willis in memory of Genevieve Thuma


Pamela Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Johnson Thomas & Corinne Johnston Michael & Lynette Jozefczyk Marjorie T. & Joseph V. Julian Kankus Family Dr. & Mrs. Allan Kanter Jan & James Kaplan Dr. & Mrs. Philip Kaplan Carolyn & Gregory Keefe Jane & John Keegan Joan & Alexander Keilen David & Noel Keith Ed & Susan Kelley Jean Kimber Barbara & Richard Kimm Doris King Russell & Joan King Sally & Dick Kinsey Theresa & Stephen Kline Richard & Joan Kollgaard Dr. Sylvia Betcher & Martin Korn Kathy & Scott Krell Sheldon Kruth Jill Ladd Hume & Peggy Laidman Jay & Linda Land L. Lardy & E. Pennington Phyllis & Harlan LaVine Mark & Jeannette Levinsohn Bonnie Levy Elizabeth D. Liddy Edward & Carol Lipson David Michael & Peggy Liuzzi Joanne Lloyd K.B. Lloyd Harlan London, Ph.D. Betsy Long John & Marian Loosmann Nicholas & Cathy Lozoponi Tom Miller & Mary MacBlane James & Patricia MacKillop John & Janet Mallan J.R. Manier Rick Manier, Jr. Louis & Nancy Maresca Elizabeth G. Mascia Ann Marshall Frederick & Virginia Marty Mary K. Massad Michael Mattson Mr. & Mrs. Peter Mazzaferro Noreen & Donald McCrimmon William & Pamela McGarry

Michael McGrath Pat McGrath Brian & Cheryl McIntyre Bev & Dave McKay Marilyn McKnight Brian McLane Diane Cass & Tim McLaughlin Nancy & M. James McPherson Dr. & Mrs. James L. Megna Margaret Meier Mary & Eckart Meisterfeld Clifford & Marjorie Mellor Ann R. Melvin Ben & Julie Merchant Sis Merrell Elizabeth & Walter Merriam David Michelo & Peggy Ruzzie Dan & Terry Miller Merrill L. Miller, M.D. Beth & David Mitchell Gail & Peter Mitchell June M. Mitchell James Mitscher Robert & Barbara Moore Tina Morgan Kathleen & James Muldoon Dr. & Mrs. Charles Muniak Mary Jane & Stephen Nathan Richard & Barbara Natoli Nancy Needham Brenda Neuss Cathryn Newton Dennis & Doren Norfleet Neil Novelli Brenda Neuss Robert & Beth Oddy Ute Oestreicher Howard McLaughlin & Mary O’Hara Sally O’Herin Albert & Joy Oliver Donna & Richard O’Neil Timothy & JoDean Orcutt Deborah O’Shea Kathy Palm Peter & Constance Palumb Susan Parker Kenn & Annette* Peters David & Susan Pickard Richard & Neva Pilgrim David & Linda Pitonzo Ann & Howard Port Kathy & Dan Rabuzzi Jean Raper Mark Re & Nancy Pasquale Robert & Christina Rhinehart

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Brian & Chris Rieger Julie & Boyd Rimel Michael Rogan & Cindy Wheeler Howard J. Rose Elaine Rubenstein Ellen & Lorne Runge Maria & Richard A. Russell Linda & Bob Ryan Don & Florence Saleh Richard & Jill Sargent Sisters Janet & Joan Kelly & Tony Scalzo Jeffrey & Abby Scheer Robert Scheer Nancy Mudrick & Eric Schiff George & Sharon Schmit Mr. & Mrs. Jacob H. Schuhle Margaret Schuhle Janice Scully, M.D. Ruth Seaman Gracia & Kendrick Sears Thelie Trotty-Selzer & Jon Selzer Rick & Betsy Severance Craig Simmons Nancy & Robert Slavens Craig & Martha Smith Debbie & David Smith Judith B. Smith Robert & Sheila Smith Harold & Ruth Smulyan Gwen Kay & Jef Sneider Marcene Sonneborn Jean & Paul Soper Helen E. Stacy Anne Stagnitti Deirdre & David Stam John Steinburg & Karl Crossman Deborah & James Stewart Dr. Lawrence Stewart Jill & Ron Stratton Myrna & E.D. Sullivan Thomas Talbot Jordan Tannenbaum Dr. Martin & Jackie Talcik Mr. and Mr. Richard Terpening Laura M. Terpening Christine & Richard Thomas Marguerite Conan & James A. Traver Charles F. Tremper Gregg Tripoli Jean & John Tromans Lennie Elizabeth Turner Dina & Gershon Vincow


T.J. Vitale Fred & Patricia von Mechow Frank & Alice Vreeland Ann Vaccaro Bob Visalli Kashi & Kameshwar Wali Mrs. Barbara Wanamaker Larry Volan & Sara Warner Dr. & Mrs. Donald Washburn Mark Watkins & Brenda Silverman Linda Webb--Audio Description Elizabeth Weinstein & Steven Shahan Ruth S. Weinstock Anna Giacobbe & Peter Welge Peter N. Wells Evelyn D. White Joanne Wickman Elizabeth & James Wiggins Garrett Wikoff Pauline & Robert Williamson Alex & Lola Winter Tina Winter Ivan & Bonnie Wolf Tom & Carol Wolff Lori Ott & Jeffrey Woodward Kelly Wypych Friends $75 - $99 Rose Erma Angotti John & Mary Ann Baichi Gail & Dennis Baldwin Leslie Bender Jon & Trish Booth G. Martin & Kathleen Brogan Bob & Kathy Brown John Brule Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Brust Dr. & Mrs. Deane Cady Tim Cassidy Joseph Cerroni & Linda Tassa Rosa & Lou Clark Gary & Shannon Comins Mike & LaRae Cottrell Mr. & Mrs. D. Devendorf Charles & Kimberly Driscoll Mary M. Duffin Ronald Ferguson Cliff & Jane Forstadt David & Nancy Grant N. Gordon Gray Milena Hansen

Julia & Daniel Harris Miriam Hudecheck Elizabeth B. Humphreys Nancy Freeborough-Kaczmar Linda & Bob Kashdin Joseph Kuhl, Jr. Lois M. Easterday & Susan J. Lamanna Joanne Lloyd Paul G. Brown and Susan Loevenguth Louisa & Carlos Lopez Norma C. Maddy Gerald M. Mager Robert Moore Janet S. Munro Deirdre Neilen Anita Pisano Steve & Kate Pynn Brian Silfer & Amy Romano John P. Ronan Barbara Rothschild Terry & Marilyn Ryan Martha Sutter Joseph Serroni & Linda Tassa JoAnn Wallace Mark Watkins & Brenda Silverman Dianne D. Webb Ron & Jean Wheeler $50 - $74 Bobbi Alcock Edward Alderman Peter Allen Beatrice Angus Anonymous Elaine & Daniel Bassano Mr. & Mrs. William P. Berinstein Mr. & Mrs. Marion E. Bickford Edward & Jane Bognaski Bradley Bowers Donna Johnson Brown Andrew & Theresa Brush Mary & Charles Buckley William & Ann Burrows Karen Brundage Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Cambareri Judith & Ronald Cavanagh Jamet & William Clark Paul Chapman Dr. Vel Chessen Stephen & Beverly Colicci Jerilyn Costich Michael & Susan Cronin Mary Lou Crowley Maureen Anne Curran Judy Darracq

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Shirley Davis Naomi & Roger DeMuth Donna Dispenza Essie Dorsey Beth Drew Kim & Charley Driscoll Theresa Dudzinski Clarence Dunham Barbara Edlund Patricia Eisenberg Thomas Erwin Lynn Ferber Ronald Ferguson Mark & Sue Field Geraldine Forbes & Sidney Greenblatt Kathleen Forrest Kurt Frazier Barbara & Daniel Friedman John Friedman Karen Fruehan Norma T. Gawlowicz Paul & JoAnne Gittelson Joshua Goldberg Judith Grabau Carol Guido Annette & Monroe Guisbond Harold Gulliksen & Katherine Christina Milena Hansen Richard & Nancy Hetey Stacy Holben Robert V. & Nancy S. Holcomb Mr. & Mrs. Howard Hollander Randy Irish Amy Jakes-Johnson Thomas & Corrine Johnston Marie Jewson Charles Kelly Diane King Doris King Barbara Klim Polly & John Koerner John & Kathleen Kolb Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Kramer Susan Lamanna & Lois Easterday Luella Laney Gary & April Lazarus Linda LeBlanc Marcia & Vernon Lee Joan Leskoske Pamela Levine Michelle Lonergan Susan & Gerald Lotierzo Mary Lovely Patricia & Donald MacLaughlin


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Mr. Gerald Mager Alice & Robert Manning Donna Marshall* Peggy Marshall Hannah McClennen Margaret McDivitt Mary Ellen McDonald Martha McDowell Howard McLaughlin & Mary O’Hara Leslie & Jordan McNeil Evelyn & William Mercer Norma & Hugh Moyer Jeri Nelson John & Donald Nicholson Gary Quirk & Charlotte Haas Lawrence & Kathleen Palmieri Robert Papworth Ann & Richard Pearson Kevin Porter

Mary Rose Ranieri Ava Raphael Roger & Maggie Reid Nancy Remchuk Susan Ricca Joseph & Toni Ritter Barbara Romeo Ann Rooney Elaine & Patrick Ryan Don & Florence Saleh Edith Schmitz Bernard & Helju Schneider Gerd & Georgia Schneider Alberta L. Schouldice Bonnie Schoultz S. Scott & Linda Tousey Kramer Kathleen P. Scutt Meg Schneider John & Barbara Shaffer Melvin Shindler

Matching Gift Program The following companies will match gifts of their employees, retirees and spouses with a gift of their own to Syracuse Stage. Ask your personnel office for a matching gift form, send the completed form with your gift – and we’ll do the rest! AT&T Allied-Signal, Inc. American Express Company Avon Products, Inc. AXA Equitable Bank of America Borden, Inc. Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation CIGNA Corporation CNA Foundation Chemical Bank Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Citicorp & Citibank, N.A. Coopers Industries Foundation Crouse Hinds Co. – Cooper Industries

Deluxe Corporation Digital Equipment Corporation Emerson Electric Co. Equitable Life Assurance Society Farmer & Traders Life Ins. Co. Fireman’s Fund Insurance GE Foundation General Foods Corporation GlaxoSmithKline John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance The Home Depot Foundation Honeywell IBM Corporation J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Johnson & Johnson

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Mr. & Mrs. Robert & Harriet Silverman Mr. & Mrs. John P. Sindoni Nancy H. Smith Sandra Smith Daniel Smothergill Anne Sonne Calixto & Joyce Suarez Frances T. Sullivan Thomas Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Victor Tice Theresa & James Toole Mr. Francis Uhlir Donna VanAuken Lieselotte Weiner Betty Weise Barbara Wheeler Margaret & Robert L. White Sarah Wider Mary Anne & Don Winfield Elaine Wolf Denise & Steve Wrinn

Kemper National P&C Co. Key Foundation Lever Brothers Company Marine Midland Bank, N.A. McDonald’s Corporation Merrill Lynch Mobil Oil Corporation The MONY Group Mutual Life Insurance Co. NCR Corporation National Grange New York Telephone Niagara Mohawk Foundation Owens-Illinois, Inc. Pitney Bowes The Prudential Foundation Charles Schwab Radio Shack Rockwell Automation Trust SmithKline Beecham Labs The St. Paul’s Companies The Travelers Companies United Parcel Service United Technologies Corp. Verizon Welch Allyn Xerox Corporation


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UNDERWRITERS

Michael & Jacki Goldberg POMCO Group The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation AMERICANA BLUES TABLES

Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC Harbridge Consulting Group Helene & Neil Gold National Grid Sharon Sullivan & Paul Phillips, MD

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Syracuse University University College of Syracuse University

DELTA BLUES TABLES

The Allyn Foundation Bank of America Barclay Damon, LLP Bousquet Holstein PLLC Faculy & Staff of Color Connection Group @ SU Hancock Estabrook, LLP David Katleski Ken Kavajecv & Verda Blythe

KeyBank KPMG LLP Mackenzie Hughes LLP ERIC MOWER + ASSOCIATES Ginny & Fritz Parker Rockacres Veterinary Hospital Sack and Associates Syracuse Stage Guild Upstate Medical University

GALA SPONSORS

Mary Beth & Pete Carmen M&T Bank NBT Bank Drs. Melvin & Patricia Stith Syracuse Media Group Austin, Alesandro & Josephson Group at UBS Financial Services Inc. GALA SUPPORTERS

Lynda & Terry Wheat

as of OCTOBER 1, 2015

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S Y R A C U S E S TA G E S TA F F A R T I S T I C S TA F F

Producing Artistic Director..........................................................................................Timothy Bond Interim Managing Director.........................................................................................Diana C. Coles Resident Dramaturg........................................................................................................Kyle Bass Artistic Assistant..........................................................................................................Chris Botek Director of Educational Outreach......................................................................Lauren Unbekant Education Outreach Manager.................................................................................Kate Laissle Education Assistant...................................................................................................Len Fonte In-School Arts Coordinator.........................................................................Emmett Van Slyke Lead Teaching Artist.............................................................................................Corinne Tyo Teaching Artists...................Megan Barbour, Jessica Bland, Caitlin Friedberg, Allison Popieski P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F

Director of Production Operations...........................................................................Don Buschmann Assistant Production Manager.................................................................................Dianna Angell Company Manager/Production Management Assistant..............................................Brian Crotty Student Work Study........................................................................Bianca Boller, Leola Powell Technical Director..................................................................................................Randall Steffen Assistant Technical Director............................................................................Rebecca Schuetz Scene Shop Foreman...........................................................................................Michael King Master Carpenter...............................................................................................Simone Scalici Carpenters.................................................................................Phillip Dyke, Jordan Michaud Graduate Assistant...............................................................................................Eric Charlton Student Work Study.........................................................................................Emma Antenen Scenic Charge Artist...........................................................................................Holly K. LaGrow Assistant Scenic Artist.......................................................................Kristen Prescott-Ezickson Graduate Assistant...........................................................................................Loren Bartnicke Properties Coordinator...........................................................................................Mary Houston Props Carpenter..............................................................................................Tammy Goetsch Props Artisan...........................................................................................................Lisa Letson Graduate Assistant...............................................................................................Chelsea Jones Student Work Study.................................................Jessica Crawford, Emily Mae Timmerman Costumer................................................................................................Gretchen Darrow-Crotty Assistant Costumer............................................................................................Meggan Camp Cutter-Drapers.....................................................................Catherine Hennessy, Jennifer Peet First Hand.........................................................................................................Victoria Lillich Stitchers.....................................................................................Nicole Long, Katelyn Yonkers Craftsperson/Shopper.........................................................................................Sandra Knapp Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor.................................................................................Sarah Stark Hair Stylist......................................................................................................Kristina Scalone Student Work Study.........................Kathryn Bailey, Kiersten Kozbial-Wu, Charity Van Tassel Master Electrician............................................................................................David M. Bowman Assistant Master Electrician..............................................................................Miles Dudgeon Electrics Apprentice............................................................................................Laura Gisondi Student Assistants................................................Greg Folsom, Anna LiDestri, Roslyn Palmer Resident Sound Designer/Audio Engineer.......................................................Jonathan R. Herter Assistant Audio Engineer................................................................................Kevin O’Connor Sound Apprentice...............................................................................................Ryan Johnson Graduate Assistant................................................................................................Stefan Zoller Production Stage Manager....................................................................................Stuart Plymesser Stage Manager..............................................................................................Laura Jane Collins Stage Management Journeyman............................................................................Erin C Brett Stage Management Apprentice.........................................................................Marisa Andrews 66


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General Manager...............................................................................................................Jon Wilson Comptroller..............................................................................................Mary Kennett Morreale Human Resources Manager/Business Associate..................................................Kathy Zappala Business Office Work Study Assistant.........................................................Emily Buonsignore Director of Information Management & Technology...................................Garrett Wheeler-Diaz Student Assistant..................................................................................................Justin Ramer Director of Ticketing & Subscription Services........................................................Miguel Tarrats Assistant Director of Ticketing and Subscription Services........................Courtney Richardson Assistant Box Office Manager.................................................................................Lisa Doerle Patron Sales and Services.....................................Brian Balamut, Jasmin Fink, Dennis Lennox Box Office Assistants.....................................Phelicia Ball, Danielle Bertolini, Sophia Blayney Stephanie Burnham, Elizabeth Carson, Luke Earle Allisha Edwards, Elizabeth Gardner, Rupert Krueger Michael Roach, Rebecca Yaciuk Director of Audience Services.......................................................................Wayne E. Yaddow, Jr. Evening House Manager....................................................................................Donna Stuccio Substitute House Manager.............................................................................Patricia Condello Student Assistant House Managers......Drew Deal, Matthew Mueller, Natalie Oliver, Hero Scott Bartenders.......................................................Meg Pusey Anthis, Evan Davis, William Loeper Work Study Ushers................................Mallory Astrow, McKenna Batterson, Sophia Blayney Michael Bodomov, Tucker Breder, Clare Crane, Ezekiel Edmonds Allisha Edwards, Madelyn Geltch, Caleb Grochalski Collin Hotchkiss, Sarah Hubner, Lauren Hughes Aliana Kilmer-Setrakian, Melissa Lawson, Alexander Aranyi Low Jenna Najjar, Devina Sabnis, Hannah Schaffer Director of Development...............................................................................................Tina Morgan Assistant Director of Development................................................................Katherine Keeney Development Assistant...................................................................................Meggan Madden Development Consultant..................................................................................Barbara Beckos Angel Appeal Telefunding Manager....................................................................Kathy Zappala Graduate Intern..............................................................................................Kimberly Grader Development Intern..........................................................................................Rebecca Yaciuk Director of Marketing and Communications..............................................................Joseph Whelan Group/Corporate Sales Manager.........................................................................Tracey White Group Sales Assistant........................................................................................Amanda Kurey Marketing Manager...........................................................................................Joanna Penalva Public Relations Manager..............................................................................Kristina Starowitz Graphic Designers.................................................................Jonathan Hudak, Brenna Merritt Marketing Interns....................................Suzanne El-Nabli, Madison Flavin, Molly Goldberg Rebecca Hansen, Alex Long, Jari Wilson Interpreters for the Deaf.........................................Brenda Brown, Angelo Coppola, Mikki Evans Sue Freeman, Joanne Jackowski, Sarah Korcz Zenna Preli, Shaun Standford Open Captioning........................................................................................................Chris Botek Audio Description........................................................................Kate M. Laissle, Joseph Whelan Community Services Officer.................................................................................Stacey Emmons Custodians........................................................................Kitty Ashby, Les Edwards, Tony Rogers 67


ACCESSIBILITY PERFORMANCES 2015/16 BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY

Sat. May. 21, 3:00 S Sat. May. 21, 3:00 AD Wed. May. 25, 2:00 O Sun. May. 29, 2:00 O American Sign Language = S Sign Language Interpreted Performance Series supported in part by Welch Allyn, in memory of Susan Thompson. An American Sign Language Interpreted performance is offered for every production. For the most advantageous viewing, be sure to mention your interest in sign interpretation when reserving tickets.

Plus Praagram, NYSCA and donations from individuals and corporations.

Open Captioned Performances = O Open Captioning is provided for two matinee performances of every production. A small screen, placed to the side of the stage, displays text corresponding to the play’s dialogue and other sounds. Open Captioning can be viewed from most seats in the theatre. However, for the most advantageous viewing, please contact the Box Office. Open Captioning is supported by grants from Theatre Development Fund’s TAP

Audio Enhancement: Syracuse Stage offers an infrared hearing system for patrons with up to 70% hearing loss. Headsets can be reserved free of charge through the Box Office or at the Coat Room before curtain.

Audio-Described Performances = AD Simultaneous live narration and pre-show description for blind and visually impaired patrons. Please call the Box Office in advance to reserve headsets.

Wheelchair Seating and Accessibility: Syracuse Stage is wheelchair accessible. Please call the Box Office at 315-4433275 to arrange wheelchair seating.

PROGRAM BOOK Publications Director: Joseph Whelan, Graphic Designer: Jonathan Hudak, Advertising: Katherine Keeney, Cover: Joe Foust and Rob Johansen in Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps. Photo: Roger Mastroianni.

Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery published April 6, 2016 The Syracuse Stage program is published seven times a year. For advertising rates and information contact the development office at 315.443.2709. Printed by Midstate Printing Corporation.

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G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N SYRACUSE STAGE 820 East Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13210-1508 Administration: 315/443-4008 Box Office: 315/443-3275 www.SyracuseStage.org SINGLE TICKET PRICES Evenings: Fri., Sat.: $50, $46, $30 Sun., Tues., Wed., Thurs.: $41, $38, $30 Matinees: Wed., Sat., Sun.: $48, $45, $30 Previews: $36, $33, $30 All tickets can be purchased at the Syracuse Stage Box Office or online anytime at www.SyracuseStage.org. Prices may vary for opening nights. DISCOUNTS Available for senior citizens and students. Call the Box Office for prices. GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE Available for groups of 10 or more; additional discounts for student/senior citizen groups. Call Tracey White: 315/443-9844. RUSH TICKETS Rush tickets are available for purchase at a discounted rate on the day of the show for all performances. Limited availability. BOX OFFICE HOURS The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. noon to 6 p.m., and two hours before each performance. Box Office phone: 315/443-3275. Box Office fax: 315/443-1408. GIFT CERTIFICATES Call the Box Office or visit us online at SyracuseStage.org PARKING Entrance to the enclosed parking garage on Irving Avenue is on the corner of Madison Street and Irving, next to the Madison-Irving Medical Building. For hours of operation and parking costs, call (315) 475-4742. There is an open parking lot between Phoebe’s Garden Cafe and the garage maintained by Syracuse University. BEEPERS AND CELL PHONES For the actors’ safety and in consideration of the audience please turn off all cell phones; check your beeper and leave your seat number with an usher at the Coat Room prior to the performance. They will monitor your beeper and notify you if there is an emergency. FIRE NOTICE The exit indicated by a red sign nearest the seat you occupy is the shortest route to the street. In the event of an emergency, walk to that exit and follow the house staff’s directions. SMOKING POLICY The Syracuse Stage/Drama Complex is proud to be tobacco- and smoke-free. To help ensure a healthy and respectful environment, the use of all tobacco and tobacco-related products is prohibited on the property, including buildings, sidewalks, and parking areas. For more information visit: wellness.syr.edu/tobacco-free QUIET CHILDREN Quiet children over the age of five are welcome at Syracuse Stage performances. We do ask that adults remove disruptive children to the lobby.

TICKET EXCHANGE All tickets may be exchanged. Please call the Box Office 24 hours prior to the earliest performance involved in the exchange. Single ticket exchanges carry a $5 fee per ticket. Flex Pack holders may make one free exchange per show. Subscribers may make unlimited free exchanges; upgrade charges may apply. Subscribers who missed a scheduled performance and did not exchange may use their Extra Value Coupon or purchase a missed performance pass for $5. LATECOMERS In order to ensure the safety and concentration of the actors and the uninterrupted enjoyment of our patrons, latecomers will be seated at the earliest, appropriate break in the performance in the closest available seats. BUY IT IF YOU LIKE IT! Many of the items featured in our productions are available for purchase. For information contact Mary Houston, Props Master: (315) 443-2437. TO VOLUNTEER AS AN USHER If you would like to get a backstage view of Syracuse Stage, or would like to expand your social circle, this is the ideal opportunity for you. All we ask for is a positive attitude, a smiling face and the willingness to commit a few hours a month. Please call our House Manager at (315) 443-3219 for more information. OPEN CAPTIONING We are pleased to offer two open captioned performances for each mainstage play. Open captioning provides a simultaneous display of the play’s dialogue on a screen to the right of the stage. AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES Simultaneous live narration and pre-show description for blind and visually impaired patrons. Please contact Box Office in advance to reserve headsets. AUDIO ENHANCEMENT We offer an infrared listening system for patrons with up to a 70% hearing loss. Headsets can be reserved free of charge at the Coat Room before curtain. SIGNED INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES Tuesday evenings, the third or fourth week of each production, we offer performances for the hearing impaired. WHEELCHAIR ACCOMMODATIONS Syracuse Stage is wheelchair accessible. Please call the Box Office to arrange wheelchair seating. EMERGENCY TELEPHONE CONTACT To be reached in an emergency, please leave your name and seat location at the Coat Room when you arrive. This is the only way we can locate you. In case of an emergency you may be reached at (315) 443-9922. WWW.SYRACUSESTAGE.ORG Subscribe, purchase Flex Packs, gift certificates, and single tickets 24-7. Information, schedules, reviews and more. PLEASE . . . The use of cameras and recording devices is not permitted. Please do not bring food into the theatre. Drinks in Syracuse Stage’s Approved Theatre Containers may be brought into the theatre. Those containers are available for purchase at the Gift Shop in the Coyne Lobby. ADVERTISER SUPPORT Syracuse Stage encourages audience members to support the businesses advertised in our program.

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PRESENTS

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NINE BOOK BY ARTHUR KOPIT | MUSIC AND LYRICS BY MURRAY YESTON | ADAPTATION FROM THE ITALIAN BY MARIO FRATTI (BASED ON FELLINI’S 8 ½) DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY ANTHONY SALATINO | MUSICAL DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET | PERFORMED IN THE ARCHBOLD THEATRE SEPT. 30 – OCT. 8 | OPENING NIGHT: OCT. 1

LAURA AND THE SEA BY KATE TARKER | DIRECTED BY KATHERINE MCGERR NOV. 4 – 13 | OPENING NIGHT: NOV. 5

DISNEY AND CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S

MARY POPPINS A MUSICAL BASED ON THE STORIES OF M.L. TRAVERS AND THE WALT DISNEY FILM | ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LYRICS BY RICHARD M. SHERMAN AND ROBERT B. SHERMAN | BOOK BY JULIAN FELLOWES | NEW SONGS AND ADDITIONAL MUSIC AND LYRICS BY GEORGE STILES AND ANTHONY DREWE | CO-CREATED BY CAMERON MACINTOSH DIRECTED BY PETER AMSTER | CHOREOGRAPHY BY ANTHONY SALATINO | MUSICAL DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET | CO-PRODUCED WITH SYRACUSE STAGE | PERFORMED IN THE ARCHBOLD THEATRE NOV. 26 – JAN. 8 | OPENING NIGHT: DEC. 2

THE KING STAG BY CARLO GOZZI | ENGLISH VERSION BY ALBERT BERMEL | DIRECTED BY FELIX IVANOV FEB. 17 – 26 | OPENING NIGHT: FEB. 18

MAJOR BARBARA BY GEORGE BERNARD SHAW DIRECTED BY GERARDINE CLARK MAR. 31 – APR. 9 | OPENING NIGHT: APR. 1

BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE MUSIC BY KURT WEILL | LYRICS BY ALAN JAY LERNER, BERTOLT BRECHT, IRA GERSHWIN, MICHAEL FEINGOLD, OGDEN NASH, MAXWELL ANDERSEN, MARC BLITZSTEIN, JACQUES DEVAL, PAUL GREEN, LANGSTON HUGHES, GEORGE TABORI, AND ARNOLD WEINSTEIN | TEXT FORMAT BY GENE LERNER MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS BY NEWTON WAYLAND ORIGINALLY DIRECTED BY DONALD SADDLER ORIGINALLY PRODUCED BY GENE LERNER AND HANK KAUFMAN | DIRECTED BY DAVID LOWENSTEIN | MUSICAL DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET | MAY 5 - 13 | OPENING NIGHT: MAY 6 *DRAMA SUBSCRIBERS WILL RECEIVE VOUCHERS REDEEMABLE FOR TICKETS TO MARY POPPINS . JON PAUL ROBY WITH ENSEMBLE IN KISS ME, KATE. DIRECTED BY DAVID LOWENSTEIN. MUSICAL DIRECTOR: BRIAN CIMMET. CHOREOGRAPHER: ANDREA LEIGH-SMITH. SCENIC DESIGNER: KATIE TULIN. COSTUME DESIGNER: MEGGAN CAMP. LIGHTING DESIGNER: HYRUM JUDKINS. PHOTO: MICHAEL DAVIS.

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