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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S 13 | Letter from the Managing Director 15 | Title 17 | Cast & Credits 19 | Dramaturgical 28 | Resource Information 33 | Cast & Artistic Staff Bios 51 | Mission/Vision 51 | About Syracuse Stage 51 | In the Community 52 | Next at Syracuse Stage 53 | Next at the Department of Drama 54 | Board of Trustees 55 | Emeritus Circle 55 | Education Advocacy Board 55 | Young Adult Council 57 | Sponsors 58 | Corporate, Foundation &

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L E T T E R F R O M T H E M A N AG I N G D I R E C TO R Welcome to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Thanks for joining us.

 Photo: Marc Safran

Our production of Curious Incident is co-produced with our friends at the Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis. Prior to the run here in Syracuse, our cast rehearsed and performed this production for three weeks in Indiana. Curious Incident is one of three regional theatre co-productions planned for our 17-18 season, and the first of two partnerships with Indiana Rep (in addition to our two co-productions with our friends in the SU Drama Department). There are many advantages to co-producing our plays with other regional theatres. There are financial advantages associated with sharing the cost of a production that might otherwise be too costly for one theatre to produce. As a nonprofit, professional theatre company, we are ever mindful of the costs associated with creating our art.

teams. Working together, we explore and discover ever more exciting ways to bring our stories to life. With a play as physically and technically demanding as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, we know you’re seeing a more fully realized and engaging production because of our partnership with Indiana Rep.

Ticket sales alone account for less than 50% of what it costs to create the theatre you see on our stage. The remainder must come from the generosity of patrons like yourself, local businesses, foundations, and public entities. We strive to be good stewards of our resources, both human and capital. In this context, securing creative partners makes good financial sense.

Just as you will see later in the season with A Raisin in the Sun, two regional theatres really are better than one. The talent, craftsmanship, and creative energies of two great companies are joined to bring this play to you today. Welcome, and enjoy!

But, there’s another reason co-productions are smart—it relates to the creation of the stories we tell. Co-producing brings the creative capacities of two organizations together. We not only combine fiscal resources, we also combine the intellectual and imaginative juices of our respective creative

Jill A. Anderson Managing Director

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THE THREE MUSKETEERS

SEPTEMBER 20 – OCTOBER 8

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 12

THE WIZARD OF OZ NOVEMBER 29 – JANUARY 7

NEXT TO NORMAL JANUARY 24 – FEBRUARY 11

A RAISIN IN THE SUN FEBRUARY 21 – MARCH 11

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Robert Hupp

Jill A. Anderson

Kyle Bass

Artistic Director

Managing Director

Associate Artistic Director

I N A S S O C I AT I O N W I T H I N D I A N A R E P E R T O R Y T H E AT R E

Janet Allen

Suzanne Sweeney

Executive Artistic Director

Managing Director

PRESENTS

A P L AY B Y

Simon Stephens BASED ON THE NOVEL BY

Mark Haddon DIRECTED BY

Risa Brainin SCENIC DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

LIGHTING DESIGNER

SOUND DESIGNER

Russell Metheny

Devon Painter

Michael Klaers

Todd Mack Reischman

PROJECTION DESIGNER

ORIGINAL MUSIC

MOVEMENT C O O R D I N AT O R

Katherine Freer

Michelle DiBucci

Mariel Greenlee

D R A M AT U R G

S TA G E M A N A G E R

CASTING

Richard J Roberts

Laura Jane Collins

Claire Simon Casting

MEDIA SPONSORS

OPENING NIGHT CHAMPAGNE TOAST SPONSOR

SEASON SPONSORS

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was first presented by the National Theatre, London at the Cottesloe Theatre on August 2nd 2012 and transferred to the Gielgud Theatre, West End, London on March 12th 2013. The Play opened in the USA at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on October 5th 2014. This Play is presented by kind permission of Warner Bros. Entertainment. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.� October 25 - November 12, 2017

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THE CAST

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Christopher..................................................................Mickey Rowe Siobhan......................................................................Elizabeth Ledo Ed..................................................................................Robert Neal Judy.........................................................................Constance Macy Voice 1, Mrs. Shears, et al. ..........................................Gail Rastorfer Voice 2, Roger Shears, et al. ..............................................Eric Parks Voice 3, London Policeman, et al. ....................Landon G. Woodson Voice 4, Rev. Peters, et al. ...............................David Alan Anderson Voice 5, Punk Girl, et al. ........................................Mehry Eslaminia Voice 6, Mrs. Alexander, et al. ....................................Margaret Daly SETTING Swindon & London, Great Britain The Present There will be one fifteen-minute intermission.

ADDITIONAL CREDITS Assistant to the Director: Julia Hren Fight Choreographer: Rob Johansen Dialect Coach: Nancy Lipschultz Fight Captain: Eric Parks Stage Management Apprentice: Em Piraino Sound Journeyman: Trinisha Dupree Electrics Apprentice: Anastasia Sioris Wardrobe and Wigs Supervisor: Sarah Stark Wardrobe Assistant: Megan Berner Deck Crew: Basil Allen, Christopher Green Official Hotels for Guest Artists: The Genesee Grande Hotel, Parkview Hotel SPECIAL THANKS Syracuse Stage would like to extend a very special thanks to Helping Hounds Dog Rescue and their staff for their help with our canine actor.

The actors and stage manager in this production are member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 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.

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TRUTH AND COMPASSION BY RISA BRAININ, DIRECTOR When I read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for the first time, I was blown away by the beauty of the language. Like the book, the stage adaptation  is a gorgeous piece of writing: simple and yet poetic. The 15-year-old Christopher Francis Boone tells his own story with the help of his life-changing teacher, Siobhan, and a diverse group of lively and colorful characters. I am particularly drawn to that kind of theatricality where an ensemble creates the world around the main character, and leads us through his experience. I can tell you that creating the design for this show with our wonderful team, and finding a great company of actors who can pull this off, was pure joy. 

Christopher is a truth teller, and his way of seeing the world is unique. In these polarized times when the very concept of “truth” is under fire, I find Christopher’s candor very refreshing. His reactions are unencumbered by politics, prejudices, or preconceptions – he just tells it like it is. His frank honesty encourages every person he meets to reexamine their motives, thoughts, and actions. This clash of ideas immediately exposes how very fragile he (and all of us) are, while gently reminding us to practice compassion above all else. It is a play for our times. We all love this piece and can’t wait to share it with the audiences at Syracuse Stage.  

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 RISA BRAININ

Christopher is a truth teller, and his way of seeing the world is unique.


MICKEY ROWE ACTING AND AUTISM Mickey Rowe is the first American actor with autism to play the central role of Christopher, an autistic, in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime. Here he shares his thoughts on this milestone. I am so honored to get to play Christopher Francis Boone and represent the autistic community at the incredible and beautiful Indiana Repertory Theatre and Syracuse Stage, directed by Risa Brainin. You may ask yourself, what is an autistic doing working at a traditional theatre company? I often ask myself that question. But I believe that in theatre, my “weakness” is one of my strengths. If you see me walking down the street, I most likely have headphones on. I nearly always wear a blue T-shirt—Vneck so nothing touches my neck. And I don’t wear coats or jackets when it’s cold out, which drives my wife crazy. I was late to speak, but I invented my own incredibly detailed sign language to communicate. I had speech

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therapy all through elementary school and occupational therapy all through middle school. I am also legally blind— autism is often linked with vision or hearing problems—so I can’t perform very well in cold readings. If given a few days before an audition, I always memorize sides so I don’t read them off the page. I enlarge scripts so they are twice as big, just like all of my textbooks and tests were enlarged in school. I will often secretly record the first readthrough of a play on my cell phone, hidden in my pocket, so that I can learn my lines and study the script by listening; my eyes give out after about 15 minutes of looking at a page. But because I know this, I get off book damn fast—often before the first rehearsal.


There is a tension between everything that I am and everything that might be conventional for an actor. This is the same tension that makes incredible theatre. Autistics use scripts every day. We use scripting for daily situations that we can predict the outcome of, and stick to those scripts. My goal as an autistic is to make you believe that I am coming up with words on the spot, that this is spontaneous, the first time the conversation has ever happened in my life; this is also my job on stage as an actor.

For instance, at a coffee shop: Me: Hi, how are you doing today? (Smile.) Can I please have a small coffee? Thank you so much! (If it seems like more conversation is needed) Has it been busy today? Barista: (Any barista response.) Me: Oh yeah? Is it nicer when it’s busy or when it’s slow? Have a great rest of your day!

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 MICKEY ROWE IN THE

CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. PHOTO: ZACH ROSING.


 CONSTANCE MACY, ELIZABETH LEDO, GAIL RASTORFER, MICKEY ROWE, AND DAVID ALAN ANDERSON IN THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. PHOTO: ZACH ROSING.

Always stick to the script. It makes things infinitely easier. Or playing Edmond in King Lear: . . . Wherefore should I/Stand in the plague of custom, and permit/The curiosity of nations to deprive me?/For that I am some twelve or fourteen moon-shines/Lag of a brother? . . . It’s really no different. They’re lines I’ve learned, that I say often, but I’m making you believe they are mine, particular to this specific moment. These all may seem like reasons why I should never be an actor. But

acting is a dichotomy. A tension between what is safe and what is dangerous. What is known and what is unknown. What’s mundane and what’s exciting. There is a tension between everything that I am and everything that might be conventional for an actor. This is the same tension that makes incredible theatre. No one wants to see something if it is too comfortable. Every performance should have a tension between what feels easy and what feels risky. When a grand piano is gracefully lowered out of a window by a rope onto a flatbed truck, 22

slowly spinning and dangling, the tension in the rope is what everyone is watching. In theatre, the performer is the rope, making the incredible look graceful and easy, making the audience complicit in every thought, every tactical switch. When the rope goes slack, the show is over. I put my dichotomies to work for me. It’s about doing the work and being in control so the audience trusts you to lead them, and then being vulnerable and letting the audience see your soul. The skill, study, and training help create the trust. The challenges make the vulnerability. You need both of them. As an autistic, I


“If you are different, if you access the world differently, if you need special accommodations, then theatre needs you! The world needs you!” have felt vulnerable my entire life; to be vulnerable on stage is no biggie. With autism comes a new way of thinking; a fresh eye, a fresh mind. Literally, a completely different wiring of the brain. A lot of people ask me about how physical the show is. I personally love physical stimulus— especially in the way of choreography and circus skills. About half of autistics really have a hard time with physical stimulus, and the other half crave it and go out of their way to find it. I love it. So Curious Incident won’t be a problem for me. I’m really excited to work with the show’s movement coordinator Mariel Greenlee; it’s one of the parts of the show that I’m most looking forward to. (And no, we will not have to change anything about the show to accommodate any special needs—except for enlarging the script to 18 pt. font.) Being in front of an audience of 600 or 2,890

people is very easy for me. The roles are incredibly clear, logical, and laid out. I am on stage; you are sitting in the seats watching me. I am playing a character, and that is what you expect, want, and are paying for. The conversations on stage are scripted, and written much better than the ones in my real life. On the street is where conversations are scary— those roles aren’t clear. Sure, there are lots of things working against me at any given time. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in seven American children have a developmental disability, and people with disabilities make up the largest minority in the United States. According to the 2010 census, 20 percent of the adult U.S. population has a disability. Yet according to a recent Ruderman Family Foundation Report, less than 1 percent of TV characters have a disability. Even worse, 95 percent of disabled characters are played by able-bodied actors. That 23

rate is even lower when it comes to developmental disabilities like autism. This means all too often that when we learn about autism on TV, in the movies, or onstage, we are learning about autism from others, instead of going straight to the source and learning from autistic adults. But that is why it is even more important that young actors with disabilities see role models who will tell them that “If you are different, if you access the world differently, if you need special accommodations, then theatre needs you! The world needs you!” I am so looking forward to getting the chance to show young disabled people that they can represent themselves honestly on stage and tell their own stories. Special thanks to Playbill. com for permission to reprint this article. Photographs courtesy of Indiana Repertory Theatre. Photographer: Zach Rosing.


ADAPTING THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME British playwright Simons Stephens, recently represented in New York with On the Shore of the Wide World at Atlantic Theater Company, is best known in the United States for his adaptation of Mark Haddon’s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The idea for the adaption came from Haddon. From the time of its publication in 2003, Haddon’s agents had been receiving offers from various parties interested in turning the novel into a film, a play, and even a musical. Mostly to satisfy his curiosity as whether such an undertaking would be possible, Haddon approached his freiend Stephens. Stephens agreed, and took up the challenge as an experiment, motivated, he explained, by his friendship with Haddon, his love of the book, his love of Christopher’s mind, and his desire to write “something uplifting” for his own children. Below are excerpts from interviews conducted by the National Theatre in which Stephens discusses his work on the play.

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 PLAYWRIGHT SIMON STEVENS

. . . it’s an imagination we fall in love with. He sees the world differently to how we see it and we envy his perspective. Simon Stephens on creating the play It’s distinct from the novel. It’s a fascinating thing; novelists and playwrights deal with different subjects, fundamentally we deal with consideration of what humanity is, but I think novelists can deal with the consideration of what human beings think, feel, remember, or observe. The playwright

doesn’t deal with those things, or if the playwright does deal with those characteristics or those elements of human identity, they’ll release them through the things that people do. So the difference between the book and the play is the play concerns itself with behavior and the novel with observation or thought. In that sense necessarily the play is not

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just about Christopher but about the combination of people who surround Christopher who are affected by the things he does to them. So the play becomes about two things, more than the novel I think the play is about family and raising children. I think to a real degree, and this is my own area of interest, it’s actually a play about teaching. 


I think the play is about family and raising children. I think to a real degree, and this is my own area of interest, it’s actually a play about teaching. When you read the novel it’s extraordinary because Mark [Haddon] captures Christopher’s imagination with such clarity and passion. And it’s an imagination we envy, it’s an imagination we fall in love with. He sees the world differently to how we see it and we envy his perspective.

Mark captures that perspectice so brilliantly, but that’s poison for a dramatist because observation is not active. So the first thing I did was I went through the book and took out all that observation, parked it, and just looked at the stuff people did, the events.  26

I think characters are sympathetic not because of what they say but because we recognize within them desire. What breaks our heart in drama is when a character’s desire is clear and specific and the pursuit of that desire is determined and brave. What’s leg-


 ELIZABETH LEDO AND MICKEY

ROWE IN THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. PHOTO: ZACH ROSING.

ible in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night- Time is Christopher’s pursuit of what he wants, he’s fearless and brave and tenacious and we recognise ourselves in that. There’s a moment when he says, “I was brave”, and I think at that moment, that’s when we recognise ourselves . . . What we recognise is desire in the face of mortality. 

and it’s utterly magical. I wanted the play to be about that, I wanted the play to be about the gesture of teaching, the possibility of teaching. I think it’s a politically radical gesture to take somebody and have faith in them that you can make them better if you work together. I think it’s charged with potential. I think theatre and education share that gesture. 

On how working as a teacher influenced the play and his work as a playwright

I think one of the experiences of teaching was it rendered more complicated that perception of what it is that makes a human being. It was an extraordinary thing to become a parent while I was teaching. It felt like a very political moment that my child was born into a world that I realized he would benefit from, from his first day of life. He was going to be surrounded by parents who loved him, he was going to be raised in a world of books and that these kids who I was teaching didn’t necessarily have that. That felt politically, profoundly, metabolically downright unfair. It galvanized my political sensibility. The plays that

I was a school teacher at East Brook School in Dagenham in Essex. It’s a very extraordinary place that has galvanized and inspired me ever since. I think school teaching runs in my family, my mum was a teacher, my grandad was a teacher, my nephew’s a teacher, my daughter wants desperately to be a teacher. One of the most profound experiences that I’ve had as a teacher, on occasion you could read something that a student has written that opens up a perspective on that student that you’ve never had before

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I think it’s a politically radical gesture to take somebody and have faith in them that you can make them better if you work together. I think it’s charged with potential. I think theatre and education share that gesture. I wrote when I left teaching were massively informed by that. I’ve written again and again about kids. I’ve always tried to write as honestly as I can about kids because they moved me when I was a teacher, they inspired me. They were difficult, and it was difficult teaching. There is nothing I’ve experienced as a playwright that was anywhere near as difficult. It’s defined the person I am.  Excerpted from interviews conducted and published by the National Theatre


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SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE OF

SYRACUSE STAGE will host a sensory-friendly performance of The Wizard of Oz on Saturday, December 30, at 3 p.m., welcoming individuals with sensory, social, and learning disabilities and their families. The performance will have special accommodations to create a more relaxed theatre experience without losing the magic of a live performance. All tickets are $25 and include a 100 percent refund right up to the start of the show. Tickets can be purchased in person, by phone at 315.443.3275 or online at SyracuseStage.org In January 2017, Syracuse Stage held the first sensory-friendly performance in Central New York with Mary Poppins. In a post-show survey, 95 percent of responders said they would attend a future sensory-friendly experience in the Syracuse area and expressed joy for the chance to do some-

thing together as a family. Special accommodations in this performance include: • Lower sound levels, especially for loud or startling noises • Reduced stage lighting • Increased lighting in the theatre to allow easier movement if necessary • Preparatory materials provided to parents and children before the show so families know what to expect, from the box office to the seats to what costumes may be seen • Use of iPads or smart phones if being used as a child’s communication device • Designated rooms outside the theatre for those who may be overwhelmed and need a minute to self-regulate • Specially trained ushers, staff and volunteers • Sensory safety kits available upon request: include headphones, ear plugs, and sunglasses.

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Syracuse Stage hopes this and other adaptations provide parents with an opportunity for the whole family to enjoy live theatre without having to worry about abiding by traditional theatre rules or disturbing other patrons. For more information on the sensory-friendly performance, contact Kate Laissle, assistant director of education, Syracuse Stage, at 315.442.7755 or kmlaissl@syr.edu.


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CAST the world premiere of Jen Silverman’s The Roommate at Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival; Kay in the American premiere of Alan Bennett’s The Habit of Art at Studio Theatre in Washington, D.C.; Jane Eyre, A Delicate Balance, and The Music Man at the Guthrie Theater; and productions at Baltimore Center Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Magic Theatre, Cleveland Play House, the American Shakespeare Collective, and many others. Off-Broadway: The Mint, Keen Company, and SoHo Playhouse. Select Film/TV: John Wick II, House of Cards, The Blacklist, Elementary, The Following, Taxi Brooklyn, Law & Order, One Life to Live, and Boardwalk Empire.

David Alan Anderson (Voice 4, Rev. Peters) has theatre credits from the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) that include: The Cay, Finding Home, Fences, What I Learned in Paris, Julius Caesar, The Mountaintop, The Whipping Man, Radio Golf, Looking Over the President’s Shoulder, A Christmas Carol, and many others. He was nominated for Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award for The Mountaintop at the Court Theatre. Other regional credits include the Guthrie Theater, CenterStage, Denver Theatre Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Idaho, Pennsylvania, and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festivals, and many more. Directing credits include The Color of Justice and Most Valuable Player on the IRT Upperstage and Two Trains Running and Topdog/Underdog at the Phoenix Theatre. He is a company member with Penumbra Theatre. David has received a Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship sponsored by the Ten Chimneys Foundation, and he has been honored by the Circle City Links for his achievements in the arts.

Mehry Eslaminia (Voice 5, Punk Girl) makes her Syracuse Stage debut. Hailing from Denver, Mehry is fast on the path to becoming Chicagobased. Most recent credits include First Fairy in a music-infused A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Nanna and Lady Montague in the world premiere of the Q brothers’ “ad-rap-tation,” I Heart Juliet, with Illinois Shakespeare Festival’s 40th season. Select Denver credits include: Kate and Musician in the world premiere of James Still’s Appoggiatura and A Christmas Carol at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Shar in The Happiest Song Plays Last with Curious Theatre Company; Kate and Grumio in The Taming of

Margaret Daly (Voice 6, Mrs. Alexander) makes her Syracuse Stage debut. Recent theatre: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Indiana Repertory Theatre; Kate in All My Sons at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Sharon in

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CAST the Shrew with Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s Violence Prevention Tour; and Adelaide in Guys and Dolls, Jolene in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Johnna in August: Osage County, and Mrs. Soames in Our Town with Creede Repertory Theatre.

Constance Macy (Judy) appeared at Syracuse Stage 20 years ago in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. She has worked more recently in nearby Rochester at the Geva Theatre Center in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and Good People. Ms. Macy lives in Indianapolis, where she has been a regular performer at the Indiana Repertory Theatre for more than 25 years. Other companies include Playmakers Rep, Pioneer Theatre Company, Kansas City Rep, Phoenix Theatre, Cardinal Stage Company, Indianapolis Shakespeare Company, and her own ShadowApe Theatre Company with which she created original works for more than a dozen years. She has received honors from the Indianapolis Foundation, the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Indiana Arts Commission, and was a 2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow. For Rob and Mike Koharchik.

Elizabeth Ledo (Siobhan) makes her Syracuse Stage debut. Elizabeth has appeared in Boeing Boeing and Arcadia at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. Chicago credits include Tug of War-Civil Strife, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, and Amadeus at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre; One Man, Two Guvnors, The Secret Garden, Tartuffe (Jeff Award), The Misanthrope, The Illusion, The Comedy of Errors, and Titus Andronicus at Court Theatre; The Matchmaker, Boleros for the Disenchanted, and three seasons of A Christmas Carol at the Goodman Theatre; Bright Half Life, Le Switch, The Homosexuals, and Say You Love Satan at About Face Theatre; Isaac’s Eye and Arms and the Man at Writers Theatre; The Old Curiosity Shop at Lookingglass Theatre; and Homebody/ Kabul and Morningstar at Steppenwolf Theatre. Regional credits include Shakespeare at Notre Dame and more than 25 productions with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Elizabeth was a 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow. Her voice-overs can be heard on many commercials, video games, and The Twilight Zone “Radio Dramas.” Television credits include Boss, Chicago Fire, and Doubt. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago.

Robert Neal (Ed) is pleased to be returning to Syracuse Stage. He has previously performed in King Lear and The Grapes of Wrath. He is currently in his 18th season with the Indiana Repertory Theatre, where he has performed in more than 40 productions including: I Love to Eat, The Miracle Worker, The Heavens are Hung in Black, Dial M for Murder, Becky›s New Car, and Who Am I This Time, to name a few. He is a member of the Indianapolis Shakespeare Company where

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CAST he appeared in The Tempest, Twelfth Night and directed The Winter›s Tale, among others. Other local theatres include ShadowApe, the Phoenix Theatre, and Cardinal Stage. He has also performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. In 2012, he reprised his role as James Beard in James Still’s I Love to Eat for the James Beard Foundation Awards at Lincoln Center in New York City. Regional theatre credits include: Syracuse Stage, the Blackstone Theatre, the Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, American Players Theatre, Pennsylvania Center Stage, the Oklahoma and Kentucky Shakespeare Festivals, and the Brown County Playhouse, as well as the English American Theatre Festival in Dusseldorf, Germany. Television credits include NBC’s Chicago Fire. Robert’s training is from Penn State (M.F.A.) and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He is a recipient of the 2007 Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Grant, the 2016 Theatre MVP Grant from the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and is a 2017 LuntFontanne National Fellow at Ten Chimneys where he worked with master teacher Alfred Molina.

Shakespeare Theatre, Northlight, and Drury Lane-Oakbrook. Regionally he has worked with American Players Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, and the Utah Shakespearean Festival. Eric holds a B.F.A from Pacific Lutheran University and an M.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Gail Rastorfer (Voice #1, Mrs. Shears) has appeared at the Indiana Repertory Theatre in Finding Home and As You Like It. Regional credits include: The Heidi Chronicles, The Game’s Afoot, and You Can’t Take It with You at Asolo Repertory Theatre, Ten Chimneys and In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) at Cleveland Play House, Noises Off at Clarence Brown Theatre, The Mousetrap at Maltz Jupiter Theatre, and Women in Jeopardy at Merrimack Repertory Theatre. Chicago credits include: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre, First Folio Theatre, The Chicago Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, and American Blues Theater. Last fall she was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for the one-woman show The Unfortunates by awardwinning playwright Aoise Stratford for Solo Chicago. Television credits include: Chicago Fire, Crisis, Boss, Chicago Code, and many national commercials selling everything from insurance to vacuums. A proud union member, she serves on the Chicago board of SAGAFTRA. www.gailonline.net

Eric Parks (Voice 2, Roger Shears) lives in Chicago with his lovely wife Cristina Panfilo. He has worked in Chicago with Writers Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Chicago

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CAST Mickey Rowe (Christopher Francis Boone) is so honored to be joining this incredible community in Syracuse at Syracuse Stage for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. He has been seen in nine productions at the Seattle Opera, five productions at Seattle Children’s Theater, and many more with Seattle Shakespeare Company, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Washington Ensemble Theatre, The Ashland New Plays Festival, OSF Midnight Projects, and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Mickey is also artistic director of Arts on the Waterfront, a theatre/philanthropy company working with Homeless Teen Artists, The Trevor Project, The City of Seattle, and Teen Feed. Mickey is a skilled juggler, unicyclist, plate

spinner, stilt walker, tablecloth puller, puppeteer, and more. Landon G. Woodson (Voice 3, London Policeman) is from Passaic, New Jersey. He attended Rutgers UniversityNew Brunswick, where he graduated with a B.A. in Religion, then went on to the Mason Gross School of the Arts, where he earned his M.F.A. in Acting. Previous credits include: Machinal, Topdog/Underdog, and A Raisin in the Sun with Rutgers Theater Company; Repairing a Nation at Crossroads Theatre; Clybourne Park at Chautauqua Theater Company; Bike America at Ma-Yi Theater Company; The Mountaintop at Kitchen Theatre Company; and To Kill a Mockingbird at Syracuse Stage.

A R T I S T I C S TA F F Russell Metheny (Scenic Designer) has designed for the Studio Theatre, the Great Lakes and Idaho Shakespeare Festivals, Asolo Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Weston Playhouse, Dallas Theatre Center, the Old Globe Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Kansas City, the Goodman Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Buffalo Studio Arena, Portland Stage, and Goodspeed Musicals.

as The Three Musketeers, The Miracle Worker, Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Pygmalion, Noises Off, and To Kill A Mockingbird. Other regional designs include: the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Guthrie Theater, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Denver Center, Geva Theatre Center, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Actors Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Folger Theatre, Studio Theatre, Utah Shakespearean Festival, and the American Players Theatre. New York credits include many productions at the Pearl Theatre, Juil-

Devon Painter (Costume Designer) has designed shows at the Indiana Repertory Theatre since 1998 such

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F liard, and many other Off-Broadway venues, as well as associate work on Broadway. Her costume designs were exhibited in the book Curtain Call: Celebrating a Century of Women Designing for Live Performance.

Macbeth at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater, The Wholehearted at Z Space, and Poster Boy at the Williamstown Theater Festival. Katherine is a Helen Hayes nominee and an Innovative Theater Award nominee. She is a founding member of Imaginary Media.

Michael Klaers (Lighting Designer) regional theatre credits include: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre, and many others.

Michelle DiBucci (Original Music) is a composer for theatre, opera, and dance with more than 35 productions to her credit. Recently she served as music director for the WWI Centennial Commemoration at the WWI National Memorial in Kansas City; she will continue this role for the Centennial of Armistice Day at the National Cathedral in 2018. Her full-length ballet-opera, Charlotte Salomon: Death and the Painter received the 2015 Faust Award, Germany’s highest theatre prize, and returns to Musiktheater im Revier in Germany as part of the 2017/2018 season. Her music-theatre work Basetrack Live premiered at the New Wave Festival at BAM and toured more than 40 cities across America; it was hailed by the New York Times as “one of the top 10 theatrical events of 2014.” A resident of New York City, Michelle has been a professor at the Juilliard School since 1992, teaching in both the music and drama divisions.

Todd Mack Reischman (Sound Designer) has designed sound for Syracuse Stage’s The Grapes of Wrath, Death of a Salesman, Private Lives, and The Fantasticks. Todd has worked in theatres all around the country, both on stage and off, since the age of 10. Although he has led a fun and full life, Todd still has yet to swim with a Flemish giant. Katherine Freer (Projection Designer) is a multimedia designer working in theatre, events, and installation. She has created projections for Mary Poppins at Syracuse Stage. Frequent collaborators include Ping Chong, Tim Bond, Liz Lerman, Kamilah Forbes, and Talvin Wilks. Recent designs include: Detroit 67 at the Chautauqua Theater Company, The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga at TheatreWorks, Alaxsxa at Lincoln Center Education, Crane: on Earth, in Sky at the Lied Center,

Mariel Greenlee (Movement Coordinator) is originally from Vestal, New York, and received her B.A. in dance from Point Park University. She has been a dancer with Dance Kaleidoscope in Indianapolis for 12 years.

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F She is the resident choreographer for the Phoenix Theater, and has set work for the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dance Kaleidoscope, Indy Summer Stock Stage, the University of Indianapolis, Marian University, Zach Rosing Productions, and Phoenix Rising Dance Company as well as various music videos, competitions, and galas. She was recently chosen as a project choreographer for a Regional Dance America program called the National Choreographers Initiative. Mariel received the Individual Artist Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission in 2007, and in 2010 she was awarded a Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis.

Laura Jane Collins (Stage Manager) returns for her eighth season with Syracuse Stage and will stage manage three productions: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime, Next to Normal, and The Magic Play. She spends the majority of her time working with theaters in Central New York. Regional credits include: Disgraced, How I Learned to Drive, The Christians,  Stupid F***ing Bird, Steve Martin’s The Underpants,  In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, The Piano Lesson, Chinglish, Scorched, Good People, Two Trains Running, Moby Dick, Red, The Boys Next Door, and  No Child… (Syracuse Stage); The Foreigner, Third,  The Hound of the Baskervilles, God of Carnage, Around the World in 80 Days, 4000 Miles, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Lend Me a Tenor (Hangar Theatre); Ghost: The Musical (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival). Dance production credits include: All that Jazz, Slightly Sinful,  Ballet on the Edge, The Nutcracker (Rochester City Ballet, under the direction of David Palmer). LJ is a graduate of the Stage Management program in Syracuse University’s Department of Drama, and she’s now based on Long Island. 

Richard J Roberts (Dramaturg). This is Richard’s 28th season with the IRT, and his 20th as resident dramaturg. He has also been a dramaturg for the Hotchner Playwriting Festival, the New Harmony Project, and Write Now. He has directed the IRT’s productions of The Cay, Bridge & Tunnel, The Night Watcher, Neat, Pretty Fire, The Giver (2009), The Power of One, and Twelfth Night, as well as four editions of A Christmas Carol. Other directing credits include Actors Theatre of Indiana, the Phoenix Theatre, Edyvean Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis Civic Theatre, IndyShakes/ Wisdom Tooth, Butler University, and Anderson University. Richard studied music at DePauw University and theatre at Indiana University. In 2003 he was awarded a Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis.

Claire Simon Casting (Casting) Based in Chicago, Claire Simon, C.S.A., has worked with the IRT on casting more than 30 productions. Other regional credits include Syracuse Stage, Indiana Festival Theatre, Lyric Opera, Milwaukee Rep, New Theatre, Paramount, Writers Theatre, Broadway in Chicago’s Working, and

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F the Tony Award–winning Million Dollar Quartet. TV credits include Empire, Sense8, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Crisis, Betrayal, Detroit 1-8-7, Boss, Mob Doctor, and Chicago Code. Film

credits include Divergent, Contagion, Unexpected, and Man of Steel. Claire won an Artios Award this year for casting the pilot of Empire, and previously for Season 1 of Fox’s Prison Break.

C R E AT I V E T E A M Mark Haddon (Original Novel) is a British author of novels, children’s literature, poetry, screenplays, and radio drama. He graduated from Oxford University in 1981, returning later to study for an M.S. in English Literature at Edinburgh University. He then undertook a variety of jobs, including work with children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. He also worked as an illustrator for magazines and a cartoonist for New Statesman, The Spectator, Private Eye, the Sunday Telegraph, and The Guardian (for which he co-wrote a cartoon strip). His first book for children, Gilbert’s Gobstopper, appeared in 1987 and was followed by many other books and picture books for children, many of which he also illustrated. These include the Agent Z series and the Baby Dinosaurs series. From 1996 he also worked on television projects, and created and wrote several episodes for Microsoap, winning two BAFTAs and a Royal Television Society Award. His novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been largely successful. It is the first book to have been published simultaneously in two imprints - one for children and one for adults. It has won a string of prestigious awards, including the 2003 Whitbread Book of the Year. His second

novel, A Spot of Bother, was published in 2006 and shortlisted for the 2006 Costa Novel Award. His first book of poetry, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, was published in 2005. His latest books are two new novels, Boom! (2009) and The Red House (2012) and a picture book, Walking on The Moon (2009). Haddon teaches creative writing for the Arvon Foundation and Oxford University. Simon Stephens (Playwright) is an artistic associate at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London, and the associate playwright of Steep Theatre Company in Chicago, where two of his plays, Harper Regan and Motortown, had their U.S. premieres. His other plays include Port (Pearson Award), One Minute (Iron Theatre Award), On the Shore of the Wide World (Olivier Award), Pornography (Scotland Critics’ Award), and Punk Rock (nominated for the TMA Award and the Evening Standard Award). The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time won the 2013 Olivier Award and the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play. More recently, his play Heisenberg premiered Off-Broadway, and his adaptation of Brecht and Weill’s The Threepenny Opera premiered at the National Theatre in London.

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DIRECTOR Risa Brainin makes her debut at Syracuse Stage with this production. Between 1991 and 2003, she served as resident director and associate company director for the Guthrie Theater, associate artistic director for Indiana Repertory Theatre and Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and artistic director of Shakespeare Santa Cruz. As a freelance director, her work has been seen at the Denver Center Theatre Company, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Shakespeare Festi-

val of St. Louis, Kansas City Actors Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, American Players Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and many more. In 2004, she joined the faculty at UC Santa Barbara where she is the chair of the Department of Theater and Dance and artistic director of LAUNCH PAD, a residency and performance program for new plays. Risa is a proud graduate of the Carnegie Mellon University Drama program.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Robert Hupp is in his second season as artistic director of Syracuse Stage. The Three Musketeers marked his Syracuse Stage directing debut. Prior to coming to central New York, Robert spent seventeen seasons as the producing artistic director of Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock. He directed over 30 productions for Arkansas Rep ranging from Hamlet to Les Miserables to The Grapes of Wrath. In New York City, Robert directed the American premieres of Glyn Maxwell’s The Lifeblood and Wolfpit for the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble. He also served for nine seasons as the artistic director of the Obie Award winning Jean Cocteau Repertory. At the Cocteau, Robert’s directing credits include works by Buchner, Wilder, Cocteau, Shaw, Wedekind and the premieres of the Bentley/Milhaud version of

Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy and Eduardo de Filippo’s Napoli Millionaria. He has held faculty positions at Pennsylvania’s Dickinson College and, in Arkansas, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Hendrix College. Robert served as vice president of the Board of Directors of the Theatre Communications Group and has served on funding panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Theatre Communications Group, the New Jersey State Council of the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. While in Arkansas, Robert was named both Non-Profit Executive of the Year by the Arkansas Business Publishing Group, and Individual Artist of the year by the Arkansas Arts Council. He and his wife, Clea, ride herd over a blended family of five children, two dogs, and a cat named Pi.

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MANAGING DIRECTOR Jill A. Anderson arrived at Syracuse Stage in July, 2016, and is delighted to serve as managing director. Jill is responsible for Stage’s nearly $6 million operating budget and has oversight of fundraising, marketing, and operational matters within the organization. Prior to joining Stage, Jill spent a decade as general manager at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. During her tenure, the O’Neill completed a $7 million capital campaign and campus expansion, doubled its operating budget, and was honored with a 2015 National Medal of Arts and the 2010 Regional Theatre Tony Award. Under the O’Neill’s aegis,

Jill also developed the Baltic Playwrights Conference, an annual international new play development retreat held in Hiiumaa, Estonia. Previously, Jill spent five years in the production office at Washington DC’s Arena Stage, after working as a stage manager in Minnesota, New Mexico, and Massachusetts. Jill has also served on numerous municipal and non-profit boards and participated in mentoring programs for high school and college students, including the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Jill is a proud cheesehead, hailing from Marshfield, Wisconsin. She and her husband Dave Anderson, along with their daughter, look forward to calling Central New York home for years to come.

A S S O C I AT E A R T I S T I C D I R E C T O R Kyle Bass is a two-time recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (for fiction in 1998 and playwriting in 2010), a finalist for the Princess Grace Playwriting Award, a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwriting Conference, and Pushcart Prize nominee. He is currently writing a new play titled Possessing Harriet, commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association. Kyle is the co-author of the original screenplay Day of Days. The film stars award-winning veteran actor Tom Skerritt (Alien, Top Gun, Steel Magnolias, A River Runs Through It) and was released by Broad Green Pictures in 2017. He is currently writing the screenplay adaptation of the novel Milk by Darcy Steinke. Kyle is the co-author (with Ping Chong) of Cry for Peace: Voices from the

Congo, which had its world premiere at Syracuse Stage and was subsequently produced at La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York City. He worked with acclaimed visual artist Carrie Mae Weems on her theatre piece Grace Notes: Reflections for Now, which had its world premiere at the 2016 Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina and was subsequently produced at Yale Rep and will be presented in the Kennedy Center this October. Kyle recently completed Separated, a piece of documentary theatre about the student military veterans at Syracuse University, which was first presented at Syracuse Stage in January, directed by Robert Hupp. Kyle’s prose and other writings have appeared in the journals Folio and Stone Canoe, among others, and in the anthology Alchemy of the Word: Writers Talk about Writing and he has appeared 48


A S S O C I AT E A R T I S T I C D I R E C T O R as a guest on National Public Radio’s “Tell Me More,” discussing race in American theatre. Kyle has taught in the MFA Creative Writing program at Goddard College since 2006. He also teaches playwriting in Syracuse University’s Department of Drama and theatre courses in the Department of African

American Studies. He has also taught playwriting at Colgate University and at Hobart & William Smith Colleges and he is Drama Editor for the award-winning journal Stone Canoe. Kyle holds an MFA in Playwriting from Goddard College and is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America.

CO-PRODUCER Indiana Repertory Theatre founded in 1971, the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) is the largest professional notfor-profit theatre in the state of Indiana. The mission of IRT is to produce topquality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge, and enter-

tain people throughout their lifetimes, helping to build a vital and vibrant community. As an arts leader in the state of Indiana, IRT’s goal is to make Indiana a dynamic home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry. Learn more about IRT at irtlive.com.

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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 45th 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

and Ping 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 44 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 20,000 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 Awardwinners Lillias White, Chuck Cooper, and Elizabeth Franz, Emmy recipient Jean Stapleton, Sam Waterston, John Cullum, James Whitmore, Ben Gazzara,

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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THE WIZARD OF OZ

NEXT TO NORMAL

B Y L . F R A N K BAU M | W I T H MU S IC A ND LYR IC S FRO M T H E M G M M OT I O N P I CTU R E S C OR E B Y H A RO L D A R L E N A N D E . Y. H A R B UR G WI TH BAC K G RO U N D M U S I C B Y H E R B E RT S TOTH A R T BOOK A DA P TAT I O N B Y J O H N K AN E FROM TH E MOTION P I C TU R E S C R E E N P L AY | D I R E C TE D B Y DONNA D R A KE | C H O R E O G R AP H Y B Y 2 R ING C IR C US M U S IC AL D I R E C T I O N B Y B R IA N C I MME T C O - P RO D U C E D W I T H T H E S YR AC U S E UNIV E R S I TY D E PA R T M E N T O F D R AM A | NOV E MB E R 2 9 – JA N UA R Y 7 | O P E N I N G N I G HT: DE C E MB E R 1

MUS IC B Y TOM KITT | BO O K AN D LYRICS BY B R IA N YOR K E Y | D IRECTED BY RO BERT HUPP C H OR E OGR A P HY BY AN THO N Y SALATIN O MUS IC A L DI R E C T IO N BY BRIAN CIMMET JA NUA R Y 2 4 - FEBRUARY 11 OP E NING NIGH T: JAN UARY 26

At the center of this acclaimed Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical is a family at once familiar and recognizable, but also coping with its own particular dysfunction. Intimately told, Next to Normal blends the insight of fine drama with the emotional impact of a moving rock score. Often funny and always poignant, Next to Normal is a work of grace and power that goes right to the human heart. The New York Times calls Next to Normal a “brave, breathtaking musical….”

Syracuse Stage teams up with New York’s 2 Ring Circus to create a dazzlingly acrobatic take on The Wizard of Oz. This stage adaptation contains all your favorite characters and songs from the Oscar-winning movie score, including “Over the Rainbow,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard (Follow the Yellow Brick Road),” and more. The cirquelike feats of 2 Ring Circus make it an Oz—and a holiday family treat—like you’ve never seen before. Great songs and L. Frank Baum’s beloved characters make this musical a classic.

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THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS

THE SEAGULL

A N E W P L AY W I T H S O N G S B Y C A R IDA D S V I C H BA S E D O N T H E N OV E L B Y I S A B E L A LLE NDE DIRECTED BY CELIA MADEOY | NOVEMBER 10 – 18 O P E N I N G N I G H T : N OV E M B ER 1 1

BY ANTON CHEKHOV | DIRECTED BY ROB BUNDY FE B R UA R Y 2 3 – M ARCH 4 OP E NING NIGH T: F EBRUARY 24

“The comedy has three female roles, six male roles, four acts, a view of a lake, much conversation about literature . . . and five tons of love.” So wrote Anton Chekhov to a friend about The Seagull, the 1895 play that established his reputation as a playwright and catapulted the famed Moscow Art Theatre to prominence. It’s all quite simple: Medvedenko loves Masha who loves Konstantin who loves Nina who loves Trigorin who’s involved with Arkadina. Meanwhile, Paulina is married to Shamreyev, but she pines for Dr. Dorn. What could go wrong? “So much love! Oh, that bewitching lake!”

Isabel Allende’s best-selling and critically acclaimed debut novel comes to vivid life in this powerful and poetic stage adaptation. In an unnamed South American country, a young woman endures a grueling imprisonment for unspecified political reasons. Her name is Alba and she is the youngest of three generations of women from the Trueba family. In her isolation and fear, she bears witness to dream-like memories of a family history shaped by the volatile patriarch Esteban. She wonders what the lives of her mother and grandmother can offer her now and asks how her plight can change the hard and harsh Esteban.

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Suzanne McAuliffe Retired Educator Rod McDonald Bond, Schoeneck & King Molly Mulvihill VP, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Virginia Parker Retired Educator

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Neil Gold Retired VP Gold Pure Food Products Jacki Goldberg VP Fundraising Syracuse Stage Guild Nancy Green Investment Advisor Edward S. Green & Associates John Huhtala Relationship Manager Middle Market Commercial Banking Chase Robert Hupp** Artistic Director Syracuse Stage Kathy Kelly Health Educator, PNP, retired Larry Leatherman Retired Bristol-Myers Squibb, MOST Dan Lent Vice President Solvay Bank Rocco Mangano Partner Mangano Law Office, PLLC Maria Marrero Department of Drama Professor Syracuse University

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Kevin R. McAuliffe Partner Barclay Damon

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Kendall Phillips Associate Dean, Global Academic Programs and Initiatives Syracuse University Robert Pomfrey President & CEO POMCO Group Amir Rahnamay-Azar Chief Financial Officer Syracuse University Molly Ryan Partner, Goldberg Segalla LLP Robert Sarason Retired Lawyer, Organizer, Fundraiser L. John Steigerwald IV Marketing and Sales Representative Cathedral Candle Company Sharon Sullivan Community Volunteer Cora Thomas Radio Host and Office Manager, WAER Michael S. Tick Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Syracuse University Phil Turner Pastor Bethany Baptist Church Ralph Zito** Chair Syracuse University Department of Drama Michael Zoanetti VP Senior Wealth Advisor Tompkins Financial Advisors **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

SYRACUSE STAGE EDUCATION ADVOCACY BOARD Sara Bambino

Rhiannon Berry

Melissa Morgan

CICERO-NORTH SYRACUSE

LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL

BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

Elizabeth Defurio

Matthew Phillips

NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

David Fisselbrand

Jennifer Sabatino

AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL

CATO-MERIDIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

Todd Benware CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Jordan Berger JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Y O U N G A D U LT C O U N C I L Samantha Aitken

Cami Cortez

Marcus Johnson

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Elizabeth Basilio-Capria

Marissa DiGennaro

Molly Kotzin

LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Chloe Butler

Jared Dunn

Olivia Moffa

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

FAYETTEVILLE-MANLIUS HIGH SCHOOL

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Mackenzie Bruen

Ryan Dunn

Alexis Olney

C.W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

FAYETTEVILLE-MANLIUS HIGH SCHOOL

Lily Byrne

Garrett Frink

CATO-MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL

PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL

Derek Caldeira

Annie Gorham

FABIUS POMPEY HIGH SCHOOL

C. W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

Emma Ciardy

Chloe Hill

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

PAUL V. MOORE HIGH SCHOOL

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CICERO-NORTH SYRACUSE HIGH SCHOOL

Tyler Piper JORDAN-ELBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Victoria Sayre MARCELLUS HIGH SCHOOL

Eleanor Wester

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL


JPMorgan Chase & Co. is proud to be a sponsor of Syracuse Stage’s 45th season.

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CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS*

Richard Mather Fund

*Corporate, Foundation, and Government operating support received in the last 12 months from $2,800 and above and in-kind support from $10,000 and above.

THE LOUIS G. MARCOCCIA AWARD FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE TO SYRACUSE STAGE Dr. Louis G. Marcoccia, June 15, 2012 Jack H. Webb, June 14, 2013 James A. Clark, June 7, 2014 Bethaida Gonzรกlez, June 19, 2015 Tim Bond, June 10, 2016 Diana C. Coles, June 10, 2016 Barbara Beckos, June 10, 2016 Robert Moss, June 16, 2017

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SYRACUSE STAGE ANNUAL GIFTS 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

CORPORATE, FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT HONOR ROLL $100,000+ Syracuse University $75,000 - $99,999 The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation $50,000 - $74,999 Advance Media New York§ County of Onondaga, Administered by CNY Arts Destiny USA§ Genesee Grande§ $20,000 - $49,999 Central New York Community Foundation The Richard Mather Fund« New York State Council on the Arts Shubert Foundation $12,500 - $19,999 Allyn Family Foundation Bank of America – Children’s Tour Business Journal News Network§ Cumulus Media§ iHeartMedia§ KeyBank N.A.« M&T Bank NBT Bank« NewsChannel 9§ POMCO Group Urban CNY§ WAER § $7,500 - $12,499 AXA Foundation Chase  = INCREASED GIFT,

The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust Syracuse New Times§ WRVO§ $5,000 - $7,499 Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor§ Barclay Damon Carrier Corporation Community Bank N.A. Ephesus Lighting, Inc. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield The Grandma Brown Foundation Lockheed Martin Employees Federated Fund Lockheed Martin MST Pathfinder Bank Phoebe’s§ Pinnacle Raymour & Flanigan The SU Humanities Center presents as part of the 20172018 Syracuse Symposium™ on Belonging Syracuse Stage Board of Trustees Syracuse Stage Guild Tompkins Financial Advisors Upstate Medical University Wegmans $2,800 - $4,999 Bank of New York Mellon The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation« Melvin & Mildred Eggers Family Charitable Foundation $1,500 - $2,799 Berkshire Hathaway CNY Realty

Bond, Shoeneck & King, PLLC Bousquet Holstein PLLC Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation J.R. Clancy Cathedral Candle Company Dannible & McKee, LLP Frank & Frances Revoir Foundation« The Kelberman Center McIntosh Box & Pallet Co., Inc.« National Grid Syracuse Blue Print§ Theatre Development Fund, Inc. $500 - $1,499 ACLS Mailing & Fulfillment§ Action Printwear, Inc.§ Anoplate Corp. Cardinal Health Eastern Security Service Giarrusso Building Supplies Heritage Masonry Restoration Liberty Mutual Merrill Lynch Midstate Printing Corp.§ Law Office of Keith D. Miller Nixon Gear, Inc. Henry A. Panasci, Jr. Charitable Trust L. & J.G. Stickley« $250 - $499 Anaren Alan Byer Volvo Aspen Dental Columbian Financial Group Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC

* = STAGE BOARD MEMBER, STAGE EMERITUS BOARD MEMBER, as of October 6, 2017

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CORPORATE, FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT HONOR ROLL Dunk & Bright Furniture Elsbeth Rose East Freeman Interiors Geddes Federal Savings GE Foundation Hebert Financial Strategies/ Dennis & Judy Hebert« Hueber-Breuer Construction Co, Inc. King David’s Restaurant Longley Jones Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation Bill Rapp Subaru

Reeves Farms Rockacres Veterinary Hospital Salina Abstract & Title Agency Smith Contemporary Furniture/Smith Interiors Ltd SOS: Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists The Horowitch Family Foundation The Mid-York Press, Inc. Tops Friendly Market University College of Syracuse University

Carol Watson Greenhouse Zellar Homes Ltd. $75 - $249 Brady Systems Fulton Savings Bank Gaspirini Sales, Inc. Genuine Parts Company Lead to Success Sheats & Bailey PLLC Urist Financial & Retirement Planning Visual Technologies Ann Wolfson Associates

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

$10,500 - $24,999 The Estate of Rosemary Curtis $5,000 - $9,999 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. Benefactors’ Circle $10,000+ George* Bain« Bill & Nancy* Byrne« The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation Paul Phillips, MD & Sharon* Sullivan« Playwrights’ Circle $5,000 - $7,499 Daniel Bingham & Gail Hamner Helene* & Neil* Gold« Jacki* & Michael Goldberg« Mary & Larry* Leatherman Suzanne* & Kevin* McAuliffe« Judy & Eric* Mower Sally Lou & Fran* Nichols« Elinor Spring-Mills & Darvin Varon Patricia & Melvin* Stith«

Producers’ Circle $2,800 - $4,999 Janet* Audunson & David Youlen« Pete & Mary Beth* Carmen Margaret, Amy & Bob Currier« Sandra Lee Fenske & Joe Silberlicht Barbara & Michael Flintrop« Bea Gonzalez* & Michael Leonard« Ann & Larry* Harris« Brigitte & Peter Herzog« Roberta & Rocco* Mangano« Judith Sayles & David Murray Frederick & Virginia* Parker« Bob* & Kellie Pomfrey Mrs. Sherwin Radin Dr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Welch

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Directors’ Circle $1,500 - $2,799 Barbara Beckos & Arthur McDonald« Joan Christy & Thomas Bersani Lorraine* Branham & Melvin Williams« Cathy & Jim Breuer Sandra* L. Brown James Clark & Sharon Gordon« Kristin & Sidney Cominsky Bob & Bobbie Constable« Robin Curtis* & David Zellar Edward & Susan Downing Therese & Richard* Driscoll« Dana & Peggy Dudarchik Herman R. Frazier* Barbara W. Genton« Joan Green


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Winifred E. Greenberg Betsy Hartnett* David & Sally Hootnick Clea & Bob Hupp Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash« Mrs. Claude Incaudo Peter Cannavo & Helen Jacoby Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Johnson Randy & Elizabeth Kalish« Kathy Kelly* & Len Weiner« Ann & Dan* Lent« Anthony Malavenda & Martine Burat« Mr. John F.X. Mannion* & Mayor Stephanie A. Miner Nancy Green* & Tony Marschall« Margaret* & Don Martin John P. & Elizabeth Y. McKinnell« Kevin & Molly* Mulvihill Sheila R. Parker & John F. Parker, M.D.« Rosemary Pooler Yiwei Qi & Julie Yu Rissa & Michael Ratner« Dr. Amir Rahnamay-Azar* Molly Ryan* & Tim Byrnes Dene A. Sarason Robert Sarason* & Jane Birkhead« Elaine & Michael* Shende« Margaret & Richard* Shirtz« Leslie Kohman & Jeffrey Smith« Dr. & Mrs. Sam Spalding Raymond & Linda Straub« Cindy Sutton & Family« Cherry & Peter Thun« Linda & Jack* Webb Glenda & Larry Wetzel Laurie & Michael* Zoanetti« Patrons $1,000 - $1,499 Eric R. Allyn & Meg O’Connell Paul Barron & Leah Weinberg Maria & Paul Badami Marlene A. Brown« Mr. W. Carroll Coyne« John Druke« Marya & John Frantz and Sutton Real Estate Company, LLC Theodore C. & Antonia M. Hansen« John* & Kim Huhtala« Linda & Dan Lowengard John MacAllister & Laurel Moranz« Susan Beth Burgess & Michael S. Nilan Jan & David Panasci George & Rita Soufleris Deirdre & David Stam« Nancy Kramer & Doug Sutherland« Cathy & Michael* Tick Lynda & Terry Wheat«

Stars $500 - $999 Marjorie Aubry Marion Barbero Daniel* & Sarah Berman Jeffrey Bogart Mary Brady« Rachel May & Tom Brockelman« Marlene Brown« Pamela Caraccioli« Drs. Alexander* & Margaret Charters Steven* & Seanne Chase« Pat Colabufo Diana Coles« Frank N. Decker Roger & Naomi Demuth« Lew & Elaine Dubroff Karen & Nat Dunn« Clay & Dora Elliott Mary Ann Ferris Mary Ann Finn Grace & Michael Flusche« Anita & Allen Frank« Sylvia & David Fry« Allen & Nirelle Galson Donna Graber« Deborah Haines« David Heisig & Donna Mahar Jacqueline Hicks« David Jacobs« Elaine & Steve Jacobs« John & Gloria Kennedy« Penelope J.M. & Stephen M. Klein« Bob & Pat Lebel« Harlan London, Ph.D.« Kim & Phillip Mazza« Jane Merrill Anne Morford Dorothea P. Nelson« John & Joan Nicholson« Kenn & Annette* Peters« Nancy & Steve Rogers Tina Press & David Rubin Jane Burkhead & Robert* Sarason« Kendrick & Gracia Sears« Nancy & Walter Shepard Corinne & Lynn Smith James & Vicki Smith L. John* Steigerwald IV« H. Paul Steiner Wanda Thompson« Gregg Tripoli« Pastor Phil* Turner« Angels $250 - $499 Anonymous« Mr. Timothy Atseff & Ms. Margaret G. Ogden Aminey Audi« Dr. Joanne & Jim Beckman Donna Marie & Michael Bocketti Dr. Sharon Brangman & Charlie Lester«

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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 George Bain in honor of Don Buschmann and all the production shops at Stage Juanita Balamut in tribute of Marion A. Sevier Mrs. Gwynne Bellos in memory 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 Robert Caswell in Memory of Pam Jim Clark & Sharon Gordon in honor of Betty Lourie and Lou Kempton The Central New York Community Foundation in memory of Betty Lourie Ed Cohen in Memory of Beverly Michaels Judith Dannible in honor of my Angel, Anthony F. Dannible Vicki & David Dansky in memory of Betty Lourie Susan G. Dorn in memory of Phillip K. Dorn


Susan & Thomas Brett« Walter & Angel Broadnax Bob & Kathy Brown Marlene A. Brown« Marion L. Burke Mary & Bill Butler« Craig & Kathy Byrum Frank & Kathy Campagna« Robert F. Caswell« Ann & Steve Chase« Ann Clarke« Barbara & Goodwin Cooke Jerilyn Costich« Mike & LaRae Cottrell« George Curry« Judith Dannible Peter & Margaret Darby« Carol Decker« Bill & Terry Delavan Wynetta Devore« Sandra Marie DiBianco« Cynthia Dietz Alan B. Dolmatch Elizabeth & Evan Dreyfuss« Walter & Linda Dudas Jonathan & Rosanne Ecker Richard Ernst« Robert & Terry Flower« Anita & Allen Frank Philip & Marilyn Frankel« Silvia & David Fry Melanie & Mark Fullerton« Charles R. Gallagher Ernest Giraud Sheila Goldie« Linda Ann Greene« Jerry & Beth Groff« Patricia Haggerty« Margaret Harding & Joseph Whelan« David & Ellen Hardy« Dr. & Mrs. Donald M. Haswell Nancy & Bud Haylor« Mary Hershberger« Drs. Joseph & Paula Himmelsbach Joseph Hipius« Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Holstein Joyce Homan Randall LaLonde & Patricia Homer Carrie Mae Weems & Jeffrey Hoone Anne Jamison & Peter Vanable« Lex & Helen Joseph Robin & Mark Kasowitz« Norma Kelley Jeanne Kempton Stephen & Janet Kimatian Don & Margo Koten« Mary Rose Kott Hume & Peggy Laidman« Ellen & Terry Lautz« Elizabeth D. Liddy« Marlene & Scott MacFarlane Louis & Nancy Maresca« Candace & John D. Marsellus

Albert Marshall« Susan Martineau« Rod* & Jana McDonald« Howard McLaughlin & Mary O’Hara« Sam & Margaret McNaughton« Dr. & Mrs. James L. Megna« Elizabeth & Walter Merriam« Samantha* Millier Anne Morford Tina Morgan« John Palmer & Liz Morgenthein« Susan W. Moskal« James & Kathleen Muldoon Betty Jane & Larry Myers Linda & Donald Napier Maria Maniscalco & James Nellis Dennis & Doren Norfleet« Kevin & Michelle O’Connor Michael & Maggie O’Connor Lawrence & Joan Page« David & Susan Palen« Robert & Teresa Parke Ralph & Mary Lou Penner Kendall* Phillips« Robert & Jane Pickett« Marilyn Pinsky Kathy & Dan Rabuzzi« James* & Theresa Reed Michael & Cindy Rogan« Arnie & Libby Rubenstein Maria & Richard A. Russell« Lois & Ted Schroeder Marilyn & Mike Sees« Cheryl & Robert Shallish« Barbara Shaw Pamela Sherwood« James W. Shults Rhoda Sikes Carol & Dirk Sonneborn Lawrence Sovik Dr. Kenneth & Lois Spitzer Helene & George Starr Jill & Ron Stratton« Dr. Martin & Jackie Talcik« Mr. & Mrs. Robert Tenney« Tiso Family Cynthia G. Tracy« Larry Volan & Sara Warner« Anita Wagner Linda Webb« – in support of Audio-Described Performances John & Mitzi Wolf Mary Jane Woodward Supporting Cast $150 - $249 George & Sandra Abbott Harriet & Jerrold Abraham« Judy & Bud Adams Judith Adams Dr. George P. Adams & Mrs. Beverly C. Adams

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Barbara Genton in honor of Donna Perricone Peggy Ginniff in honor of my parents Harold & Mildred Ginniff 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 Elizabeth Burke Humphreys In memory of Barbara Burke Liptak 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 Rocco Mangano in memory of Ed Green 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


Kathy & Mark Adelson Sally Alden Kal Alston Kristi Andersen« Robert & Jeanne Anderson Nathan Andrews Tony Antonello & Danielle Quintus« Marina Artuso Holmes & Sarah Bailey« Rosemary Baker & Stu Spiegel Juanita Balamut« Gail & Dennis Baldwin« Ed & Joan Bangel Theresa & Dennis Bardenett« Nancy Barnum Joseph & Linda Barry Andrew & Margot Baxter« Gwynne Bellos« Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Berger Steffi Bergman« Kathleen Bice Roslyn Bilford Nicki Bisson« Gerald & Barbara Black Barbara Bloom Gary & Fran Bockus Dick Bowman Bernie & Ona Cohn Bregman« Virginia Brennan Jenifer Breyer Douglas Brodie« Maren & Mark Brown Caroline & Nicholas Brust« Carol Bryant Jennifer Bryer Helen Buck Naomi & Jim Cannon« Joan Carlon Tom & Maryann Carranti Timothy McLaughlin & Diane Cass Dr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Cassady Susan Chappuis« Joseph L. & Janice L. Charles Anthony & Carolyn Cimino Joan Cincotta Andrea & Jon Clardy« Diane & Richard Clark Malcolm Clark Carolyn & Sam Clemence Susan & Craig Cobb« Edward Cohen Dr. & Mrs. Paul S. Cohen Sylvia & William Cohen« Martha Cole Margaret & Milton Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Colley« Michele Combs« Mr. & Mrs. Robert Congel Joan & Robert D. Conine« William & Julia Consroe« Molly Corley« Orazio & Genevieve Covelli Elizabeth Cowan Richard Cross & Kathryn Davis«

Jamie & Julie Cyr« George & Margaret DeLorenzo« Clive & Sandra Davis Paula A. Dendis Delores R. Dixon Susan Dorn« Cynthia & Mark Dowd Greene« Sharry Doyle« David & Robin Drucker Claire Duffy Jim & Patty Dungey Karen & Nat Dunn Nancy & Tony Ebersole Kathleen M. Effler« Elizabeth & William Elkins Greg & Linda Ellstrom Ted & Penny Emerick Susan Estabrook Dorothy Fagerstrom« Cissie Fairchilds« Ms. Kathie Falgitano« Lori & Christopher Farrell Tom & Jane Ferguson Marsha & Benjamin Ferrara James & Barbara Finlon Daniel Fisher Karen & William Fisher Molly Fitzpatrick Katherine Flack« Geraldine Forbes & Sidney Greenblatt Len Fonte Kathleen Forrest« Judith Fox Jeff & Tess Freedman Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Freer« Carolyn & Sean Garner David & Bernice Gaynor Margaret Gelfuso & Peter Scheibe« John & Debbie Gerson« Michele & Carl Gildemeyer Frank & Anne Girardi« Peggy Ginniff James Godleski Joshua & Gloria Goldberg« Phyllis Goldman« Robert & Karen Goldman Annette Goodman« Mrs. Lewis H. Goodman Linda F. Goodrich & Dennis Goodrich« Lawrence & Dorothy Gordon Drs. Michael & Wendy Gordon Judith & Samuel Gorovit Joseph & Marie Grasso William J. Gray Stephen & Julia Graziano Dr. Roger & Vicki Greenberg The Greenfield Family Drs. William & Ann Griffith James M. Hahn Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Halsey Ruth Pass Hancock Mrs. Stuart F. Hancock, Jr.« Carole & Mark Hansen

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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 Susan A. Parker in honor of Virginia B. Parker Dr. Paul E. Phillips & Ms. Sharon Sullivan in memory of Betty Lourie Jeffrey and Wendy Purdy in honor of our grandson, Enoch Purdy David Relyea in honor of Paula Relyea Nancy Remchuk in honor of Timothy Bond Francis R. Rivette & Judith LaManna in recognition of Tracey White Erica Rube in honor of Jackie Goldberg Elaine Rubenstein in memory of Betty Lourie Lorne & Ellen Runge in tribute of Betty Lourie Ellen & Lorne Runge in honor of Laurie Clark In memory of Dene A. Sarason by Dene A. Sarason’s children 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


Milena Hansen« Bill & Kathy Harmand Rebecca & Michael Harris David & Lib Hayes Lionel Lee Hector Alan & Dorothy Heller Christopher Henke & Carolyn Hsu Nancy & Lee Herrington« Celaine & Victor Hershdorfer Camille & Mark Hill« Dr. and Mrs. Alvin Holmes« Marcia Hayden-Horan & Philip Horan« Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hovey Guy & Patricia Howard Elizabeth Burke Humphreys« Dr. Peter & Mary Huntington« Jim & Sherri Hyla Virginia Jacob Richard Jaeger Janet Jaffe« Susan & Theodore Jarosz« Mr. & Mrs. Jastrzab James Aiello & Pam Johnson 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« Cheryle Kelley« Ed & Susan Kelley Amy Kemp Jean Kimber Barbara & Richard Kimm« Doris King« Russell & Joan King Sally & Dick Kinsey John & Susan Kline« Theresa & Stephen Kline« Jeffrey Knox & Susan Maxwell« Mary Kochan Kathy & Barry Kogut Richard & Joan Kollgaard Dr. Sylvia Betcher & Martin Korn Kathy & Scott Krell Sheldon Kruth« Jill Ladd Lauren & Robert Lalley« Jay & Linda Land L. Lardy & E. Pennington« Phyllis & Harlan LaVine Mark & Jeannette Levinsohn« Bonnie Levy Renee Levy

Edward & Carol Lipson David Michel & Peggy Liuzzi Joanne Lloyd« K.B. Lloyd« Betsy Long« John & Marian Loosmann« Sara Lowengard« Nicholas & Cathy Lozoponi Tom Miller & Mary MacBlane James MacKillop Alexis & Thomas Madden John & Janet Mallan« Jon M. Maloff J.R. Manier Rick Manier, Jr. Elizabeth G. Mascia Frederick & Virginia Marty Dr. & Mrs. Michael Masingale« Mary K. Massad Michael Mattson Mr. & Mrs. Peter Mazzaferro« Noreen & Donald McCrimmon William & Pamela McGarry Michael & Patricia McGrath Brian & Cheryl McIntyre Bev & Dave McKay Marilyn McKnight Brian McLane Diane Cass & Tim McLaughlin« Kathleen McLeod Nancy & M. James McPherson« Maggie & Andreas Meier Mary & Eckart Meisterfeld Clifford & Marjorie Mellor Ann R. Melvin Ben & Julie Merchant« Sis Merrell David Michelo & Peggy Ruzzie Dan & Terry Miller« Merrill L. Miller, M.D. Don Milmore Beth & David Mitchell Gail & Peter Mitchell« June M. Mitchell James Mitscher Robert & Barbara Moore Dr. & Mrs. Charles Muniak« Mary Jane & Stephen Nathan« Richard & Barbara Natoli Patricia Naughton Nancy Needham« Brenda Neuss« Stephen Nevins Cathryn Newton Neil Novelli Brenda Neuss« Robert & Beth Oddy Ute Oestreicher Sally O’Herin« Albert & Joy Oliver Phyllis & Chuck Olmsted

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H. Paul Steiner in honor of Tracey White Jordan Tannenbaum in memory of Sheva Tannenbaum Union Bank & Trust in Honor of Betty Lourie Carol Bryant & Richard Ward in honor of Virginia & Fritz Parker Lynda Wheat In Honor of Barbara Beckos Lynda & Terry Wheat in memory of Betty Lourie Lynda Wheat in Honor of Diana Coles JoAnne Wickman, in honor of Arlene Alpaugh Janet Willis in memory of Genevieve Thuma

Donna & Richard O’Neil« Timothy & JoDean Orcutt Deborah O’Shea« Cathy Palm« Peter & Constance Palumb Susan Parker« David & Cynda Penfield David & Susan Pickard Richard & Neva Pilgrim Mickey & Pat Piscitelli David & Linda Pitonzo Ann & Howard Port Jeffrey and Wendy Purdy« Jean Raper« Mark Re & Nancy Pasquale Wendy Ressler Robert & Christina Rhinehart Pat & Kuni Riccardi« Brian & Chris Rieger« Julie & Boyd Rimel« John P. & Bernice Ronan« Howard J. Rose Elaine Rubenstein Ellen & Lorne Runge 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 Ellen Schwartz 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 John Steinburg & Karl Crossman Deborah & James Stewart« Dr. Lawrence Stewart« Barbara Sullivan Myrna & E.D. Sullivan« Thomas Talbot

Jordan Tannenbaum« Mr. & Mr. Richard Terpening Laura M. Terpening Christine & Richard Thomas Cynthia G. Tracey Marguerite Conan & James A. Traver Charles F. Tremper« Gregg Tripoli Jean & John Tromans Lennie Elizabeth Turner« Lynn Vanderhoek & Michael VanVranken Dina & Gershon Vincow Meghan & T.J. Vitale Fred & Patricia von Mechow« Frank & Alice Vreeland Ann Vaccaro Bob Visalli Susan Wadley Kashi & Kameshwar Wali Mrs. Barbara Wanamaker

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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Dr. & Mrs. Donald Washburn Sara & Jay Wason« Mark Watkins & Brenda Silverman Diane Webb Elizabeth Weinstein & Steven Shahan Ruth S. Weinstock, M.d., Ph.D. Anna Giacobbe & Peter Welge« Peter N. Wells Evelyn D. White JoAnne Wickman Elizabeth & James Wiggins Garrett Wikoff« Renee Wiles Pauline & Robert Williamson Alex & Lola Winter Tina Winter Ivan & Bonnie Wolf Tom & Carol Wolff Lori Ott & Jeffrey Woodward Kelly Wypych«

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


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

Artistic Director.............................................................................................................Robert Hupp Managing Director.....................................................................................................Jill A. Anderson Associate Artistic Director....................................................................................................Kyle Bass 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 Production Assistant..........................................................................................Georgi Hughes Technical Director..................................................................................................Randall Steffen Assistant Technical Director............................................................................Rebecca Schuetz Scene Shop Foreman...........................................................................................Michael King Carpenters....................................................Cheyenne Bonewell, Jordan Michaud, Erek Weis Graduate Assistant...........................................................................................Marc Zbikowski Student Work Study...........................................................Weston Barnwell, Anna Livingston Scenic Charge Artist...........................................................................................Holly K. LaGrow Assistant Scenic Artist...........................................................................................Phillip Dyke Graduate Assistant..............................................................................Louise Bahia Thompson Properties Coordinator/Master................................................................................Mary Houston Props Carpenter...................................................................................................Mike Gerlach Props Artisan....................................................................................................Jessica Culligan Props Graduate Assistant...................................................................................Charlie Hickey Props Work Study Artisans...................................................Jonathan Hayes, Emily Liberatore Props Overhire Artisan....................................................................................Brian McBurney Costumer................................................................................................Gretchen Darrow-Crotty Assistant Costumer/Drama Department Costume Coordinator..................James A. McDaniel Cutter-Drapers...........................................Jen Dasher, Amanda Doherty, Catherine Hennessy First Hand.........................................................................................................Victoria Lillich Stitchers...................................................................................Sarah Alspach, Katelyn Yonkers Craftsperson/Shopper.........................................................................................Sandra Knapp Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor.................................................................................Sarah Stark Hair Stylist......................................................................................................Kristina Scalone Student Work Study.....................................................................Tucker Breder, Abby McGee Master Electrician/Projections Coordinator.....................................................David M. Bowman Electrician…….......................................................................................................Jed Daniels Electrics Apprentice..........................................................................................Anastasia Sioris Student Work-Study........................................................................Sasha Falsberg, Aria Sivick Resident Sound Designer/Audio Engineer......................................................................JR Herter Assistant Audio Engineer................................................................................Kevin O’Connor Sound Journeyperson......................................................................................Trinisha Dupree Graduate Assistant........................................................................Monica Giulianna Gonzalez Production Stage Manager....................................................................................Stuart Plymesser Stage Manager..............................................................................................Laura Jane Collins Stage Management Journeyman............................................................................Erin C Brett Stage Management Apprentice................................................................................Em Piraino 66


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General Manager...............................................................................................................Jon Wilson Human Resources Manager/Business Associate.......................................................Kathy Zappala Student Business Office Assistant.............................................................Andrew Winogradoff Director of Information Management & Technology...................................Garrett Wheeler-Diaz Director of Ticketing & Subscription Services........................................................Miguel Tarrats Asst. Dir. of Ticketing & Subscription Services/Database Administrator........Courtney Richardson Assistant Box Office Manager............................................................................Laurie Lindsey Student Box Office Assistants...................Benjamin Allen, Danielle Bertolini, Sophia Blayney, Isaiah Brooks, Stephanie Burnham, Abigail Cieslewski, Allisha Edwards, Courtney Green, Navaneeth Pandian, Chelsea Perez, Lexi Smychynsky, Olivia St. Peter Director of Audience Services.................................................................................Lydia Kubiniec Audience Services Assistant.....................................................................................Lisa Doerle Assistant House Manager...............................................................................Patricia Condello Student Assistant House Managers..................Valeria Berdecia, John MacLeod, Claire St. Marie Bartenders............................................................Meg Anthis, Patrick Cummings, Evan Davis Student Ushers..........................................Summer Ainsworth, Manda Borden, Blake Brewer, Georgiann Cassell, Yasmine Chahine, Anju Cloud, Kat Eaton, Shamel Fadloun, Crystal Heller, Quinn Hemphill, Olivia Herz, Calvin Keener, Jaelle LaGuerre, Melissa Lawson, Hannelore Manriquez, Briana Perez, Jack Rento, Isabel Rodiguez, Logan Shiller, Jemila Smith, McKenna Vargas, Drew Winogradoff Comptroller...................................................................................................Mary Kennett Morreale Director of Development...............................................................................................Tina Morgan Development Manager.......................................................................................Stefania Ianno Development Associate...................................................................................Meggan Madden Development Intern........................................................................................Kaitlyn Leonard Director of Educational Outreach...........................................................................Lauren Unbekant Assistant Director of Education..............................................................................Kate Laissle Education Assistant...................................................................................................Len Fonte Director of Marketing and Communications..............................................................Joseph Whelan Group/Corporate Sales Manager..........................................................................Tracey White Marketing Manager...........................................................................................Joanna Penalva Graphic Designers.................................................................Jonathan Hudak, Brenna Merritt Audience Engagement & Communications Associate......................................Tionge Johnson Group Sales Assistant........................................................................................Amanda Kurey Student Group Sales Assistant.............................................................................Lia Chapman Marketing Interns.........................................Zora Moynihan, J.R. Pierce, Brianna Stankiewicz Executive Assistant......................................................................................................Rebecca Grady Dramaturgy Graduate Intern...........................................................................................Ellie Kaplan Artistic Undergraduate Intern.................................................................................Elizabeth Gardner Sign Language Interpreters....................Brenda Brown, Jim Brown, Aaron Burton, Angelo Coppola, Mikki Evans, Sue Freeman, Joanne Jackowski, Zenna Preli, Trisha Schwartz, Ryan Wight Open Captioning.......................................................................................................Tionge Johnson Audio Description...................................................................................Kate Laissle, Joseph Whelan Community Services Officers.......................................................Stacey Emmons, Joseph O'Connor Custodians.............................................................................Kitty Ashby, Les Edwards, Tony Rogers 67


ACCESSIBILITY PERFORMANCES 2017/18 THE CURIOUS INCIDENT

NEXT TO NORMAL

THE MAGIC PLAY

OF THE DOG IN THE

Sat. Feb. 3, 3:00 S Sat. Feb. 10, 3:00 AD Wed. Jan. 31, 2:00 O Sat. Feb. 10, 8:00 O Sun. Feb. 11, 2:00 O

Sat. May 5, 3:00 S Sat. May 12, 3:00 AD Wed. May 2, 2:00 O Sat. May 12, 8:00 O Sun. May 13, 2:00 O

NIGHT-TIME

Sat. Nov. 4, 3:00 S Sat. Nov. 11, 3:00 AD Wed. Nov. 1, 2:00 O Sat. Nov. 11, 8:00 O Sun. Nov. 12, 2:00 O THE WIZARD OF OZ

Sat. Dec. 9, 3:00 S Sat. Dec. 9, 3:00 AD Wed. Dec. 6, 2:00 O Sat. Dec. 16, 8:00 O Sun. Dec. 17, 2:00 O

A RAISIN IN THE SUN

Sat. Mar. 3, 3:00 S Sat. Mar. 10, 3:00 AD Wed. Feb. 28, 2:00 O Sat. Mar. 10, 8:00 O Sun. Mar. 11, 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.

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. Audio Enhancement: We offer a wireless FM system for patrons with up to a 70% hearing loss. Headsets can be reserved free of charge at the Coat Room before curtain, or patrons can use their own earbuds or headphones, or with t-coil technology for those who use hearing aids equipped with a t-switch.

Open Captioned Performances = O Open Captioning is provided for two matinee performances and one evening performance 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 Plus Praagram, NYSCA and donations from individuals and corporations.

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

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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.: $53, $48, $32 Sun., Tues., Wed., Thurs.: $43, $39, $32 Matinees: Wed., Sat., Sun.: $51, $46, $32 Previews: $39, $34, $32 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, 40 below, 18 below, students, military, and veterans. 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. PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL We believe everyone should be able to attend Syracuse Stage performances. With this in mind, we are offering 76 tickets to one performance of each show on a pay-what-you-will basis. Dates can be found on our website. Tickets must be claimed in person at the Box Office on the day of performance only, limit of two per person. Subject to availability. BOX OFFICE HOURS The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. 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. CELL PHONES For the actors’ safety and in consideration of the audience please turn off all cell phones. 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 three 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 a wireless FM system for patrons with up to a 70% hearing loss. Headsets can be reserved free of charge at the Coat Room before curtain, or patrons can use their own earbuds or headphones, or with t-coil technology for those who use hearing aids equipped with a t-switch. ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES Saturday matinees, the second 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. 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 enjoy your food and drink quietly and respectfully. Only 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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