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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S 13 | Letter from the Artistic Director 15 | Title 17 | Cast & Credits 18 | Dramaturgical 29 | Cast & Artistic Staff Bios 43 | Mission/Vision 43 | About Syracuse Stage 43 | In the Community 45 | Next at Stage 46 | Board of Trustees 47 | Emeritus Circle 47 | Guild Board 47 | Education Advocacy Board 47 | Young Adult Council 49 | Sponsors 50 | Corporate, Foundation &

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L E T T E R F R O M T H E A R T I S T I C D I R E C TO R

DEAR FRIENDS, Welcome to Deathtrap, Ira Levin’s delicious thriller and the final production of our 16-17 subscription season. With Ring of Fire waiting in the wings, we’ve got more in store, but as we conclude the official season many of you signed up for last spring, I want to take a moment to make a special request.  Photo: Marc Safran

Have you ever made a tax-deductible gift to Syracuse Stage? If not, I invite you to consider a gift at this time. If you’ve made a gift in the past, thank you. I hope you’ll consider a new gift as we conclude our 16-17 season. Why give to Syracuse Stage? Did you know that ticket sales cover less than 50% of what it takes to create the work you see on our stage all season? We love what we do. We love creating plays and musicals especially for you right here in Central New York. But we can’t do it without your help. Your gift, in any amount, makes it possible for us to make the best possible contribution to the quality of life here in our hometown.

ing work in schools and classrooms across our region. These are the experiences that compel Clea and me to make a gift to Syracuse Stage. Think of the time you’ve been moved by something you’ve experienced, something you’ve shared, at Syracuse Stage. And in that celebration, please consider a gift to help us engage, entertain, and educate more Central New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds. We count on you as you count on us to deliver great stories that enrich our lives.

From the wonder of a child experiencing the thrill of theatre for the first time—perhaps as she watched Bert dance across the ceiling of the theatre in Mary Poppins—to the passionate conversation fueled by the hard-hitting, ripped-from-the-headlines power of Disgraced, we create one-of-a-kind experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Personally, I was moved by the work my colleague Kyle Bass achieved in collaboration with eight Syracuse University student veterans in Separated, and I was awed by the work our education team achieved with our sensory friendly performance and by their groundbreak-

Thank you from the artists and staff of Syracuse Stage. Sincerely,

Robert M. Hupp Artistic Director

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CAST

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James Lloyd Reynolds.....................................Sidney Anney Giobbe...................................................Myra Carl Howell..................................................Clifford Joyce Cohen.....................................................Helga Curzon Dobell.................................................Porter

ADDITIONAL CREDITS Fight Captain: Curzon Dobell Assistant Lighting Designer: Sarah Resch Stage Management Journeyman: Erin C Brett Sound Apprentice: Trinisha Dupree Electrics Apprentice: Laura Gisondi Deck Crew: Christopher Green Wardrobe Crew: Christine McBurney Wardrobe and Wigs Supervisor: Sarah Stark Official Hotels for Guest Artists: The Genesee Grande Hotel, Parkview Hotel

P L AY S P O N S O R S H I P Larry & Glenda Wetzel, Opening Night, May 12th

There will be one fifteen-minute intermission.

SETTING Sidney Bruhl’s study, in the Bruhl home in Westport, Connecticut. October 1978.

The actors and stage manager in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. Deathtrap 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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Paul Barnes

DIRECTOR’S NOTE IRA LEVIN MAY BE best known as the author of the mystery-horror thrillers, The Boys From Brazil, Rosemary’s Baby, and The Stepford Wives, all of which were turned into blockbuster films, as much as he is for his 1978 long-running Broadway hit Deathtrap. Written at the height of the numerous liberation movements which shaped American consciousness, manners, and mores during the second half of the 20th century, the play ran for four years and earned one its stars, the much-revered and beloved Marian Seldes, who never missed a performance during the production’s run, a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as “most durable actress”. Levin had other successes on Broadway (Veronica’s Room, Critic’s Choice, Drat! The Cat!); none, however, equaled or surpassed Deathtrap as com-

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mercial hit and staple of the mystery-thriller genre. The challenge of bringing Deathtrap to life on stage is to never let the audience get ahead of the story, to be able to separate what I know from what the audience needs to know (or not know), and to practice the magician’s trick of getting people to look over here while something else is happening over there. Additionally, where this play is concerned, our goal is to honor the time period in which the play is set (pre-lap top computers and smart phones) while not cartooning, caricaturing, or sending it up. As with most solidly constructed plays, Deathtrap depends on commitment to a specific, detailed, and truthful illusion of reality. I was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, and lived the first twelve years of my


 PAUL BARNES

The challenge of bringing Deathtrap to life on stage is to never let the audience get ahead of the story, to be able to separate what I know from what the audience needs to know (or not know), and to practice the magician’s trick of getting people to look over here while something else is happening over there. life in neighboring Wilton, a small town adjacent to Westport, where Deathtrap takes place. It has been a great deal of fun to revisit my East Coast roots as I’ve prepared to direct this production; almost as much fun as it has been to plot and become co-conspirators with my design team and to rehearse

with this lovely and very game cast of actors. I hope our work fulfills the thrills and chills Ira Levin so cleverly intended when he wrote the play, and that Deathtrap provides audiences with that roller-coaster ride sense of risk and surprise, from which everyone emerges safe, sound, and in one piece at

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journey’s end – perhaps a little shaken, but not much the worse for wear. It is a pleasure to return to Syracuse Stage to direct; all the more so to be a part of Bob Hupp’s first season as the Stage’s new artistic leader. PAUL BARNES GUEST DIRECTOR


WHY WE LOVE A GOOD

Murder Mystery BY TIONGE JOHNSON Ira Levin’s Deathtrap does an excellent job of having audiences mesmerized (and stunned) as the story unfolds. Something within the human consciousness gravitates to the dark and sinister world of murder mysteries. Awardwinning American crime writer Megan Abbott and criminal forensic psychologist Paul Mattiuzzi suggest answers as to the origin of this fascination. “Our attraction is driven by all of the many complexities that are to be found in the motive for murder. Even when we are certain that the intent is simply evil, there are still all of the degrees and forms of evil to be exam-

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ined,” said Mattiuzzi in an interview in everydaypsychology.com. “The crime of murder is a most fundamental taboo. We are fascinated because we wonder: would I have felt the same way? Would I have done the same thing? Was there nothing that could have stopped me or something that should have stopped him? Sometimes, there is a very fine line between normal human passion and evil intent, between a loss of control and a desire to let loose.” Mattiuzzi has a Doctorate’s from the California School of Professional Psychology. Based on his research, he further explained that some people


“The crime of murder is a most fundamental taboo. We are fascinated because we wonder: would I have felt the same way? Would I have done the same thing?” are drawn to murder mysteries because they have a desire to speculate about what they would do in such circumstances. Murder mysteries allow audiences to comfortably involve themselves in the story without worrying about any danger to themselves or others. Crime writer Abbott, whose writings have appeared in acclaimed publications such as The New York Times and

The Guardian, went on to say that murder mysteries let people experience some of their darkest emotions without acting on them. She believes the genre provides an outlet to connect to fear or anger in a controlled environment. “From the time that we are children, we are undeniably intrigued by good versus evil,” said Abbott in an interview for the Huffington Post. “But at the same time,

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we are drawn to crime fiction because you can dig your way into people’s lives without having to leave your home. You can sit there uncovering timelines and digging down further and further into the rabbit hole. It taps into the inner obsessive inside so many of us and connects us to our most primal fears.” According to Mattiuzzi, another explanation for the attraction to murder mysteries lies within


 MEGAN ABBOTT

“From the time that we are children, we are undeniably intrigued by good versus evil. But at the same time, we are drawn to crime fiction because you can dig your way into people’s lives without having to leave your home.” the investigation. The eyewitness accounts, finding the motive, and finding the clues are all aspects that adhere to the desire to learn more about the case. This explains why shows such as Criminal Minds (which drew 7.6 million total viewers in 2016) are so popular. The show goes deep into the investigation, going as far as delving into the criminal’s psyche to get to the root of the case.

“Every case creates a set of questions to ponder. We have a need to examine each case and judge for ourselves,” said Mattiuzzi. “We pay attention because we want to know if we are safe. We are intrigued because of the powerful emotions felt when we consider the fate and fortune of the victim and the pain that remains for their survivors. We are constantly trying to find out how they got away or how they got caught. We

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wonder who would be capable of the crime and whether they are normal like us or hopefully quite different.” In the end, the fascination with murder mysteries stems from curiosity. There’s a need to figure out what happened and why. And even after the thrill is over, when the televisions are turned off, books are shut, and the curtains close at the theatre, the need to know why still remains.


THE HISTORY OF THE

Murder Mystery BY TIONGE JOHNSON

Considered the undisputed father of the detective story, Edgar Allen Poe stands as one of the masterminds behind murder mystery tropes seen in popular crime fiction today. Throughout the span of his career, Poe’s murder mysteries were the first to include some of the genres major themes: the eccentric amateur detective who outwits the police, the locked room mystery, observation and deduction, and the scattering of false clues by the criminal. Acclaimed detective writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle once stated that Poe as a murder mystery writer “was a model for all time”. For most, if not all, of the important elements later used by murder mystery writers were initially inspired by Poe. In the mid-nineteenth century, Poe introduced

the first known fictional detective, Auguste C. Dupin. Detective Dupin was featured in three stories,

 EDGAR ALLEN POE

“The Mystery of Marie Roget”, “The Purloined Letter”, and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”. “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, a tale about a mad scientist who seeks to mingle human blood

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with that of an ape, is the most famous example of the locked room theme. The locked room murder mystery involves a victim who is usually found inside a sealed enclosure of some kind and the detective’s challenge is to discover the murderer’s motive. The locked room theme is included within Poe’s plot structure called “The Rules of the Game”, which states that a detective story must play fair and must be readable. When Poe wrote “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, he followed this structure by beginning with a short essay describing the mental analysis of the murderer, then segueing into the narrative of the strange case. As the story continues, all of the clues are presented to the reader as detective Dupin discusses the case with


 AGATHA CHRISTIE

Christie wrote more than 80 novels spanning a career of 50-plus years, including The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), which introduced a fictional detective by the name of Hercule Poirot. the narrator. All clues are presented to the reader before the denouement, allowing readers to reason and solve the mystery before the detective makes his conclusions. The next great step forward in the development of murder mysteries came from British novelist Charles Dickens. Of the 15 novels Dickens wrote, Bleak House (1853) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870) were his most suspenseful. Bleak House introduced the

murder mystery trope the crime of passion. A crime of passion refers to an individual (or individuals) who murders in a fleeting moment of intense jealousy, anger, or twisted admiration. In Bleak House, passion is important and extremely dangerous. Many characters in the story recognize the importance of passion to create a fulfilling life, but as the story unfolds, they discover that when passions become all consuming the consequences can be dire.

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After Dickens’ death in 1870, Conan Doyle’s brilliant detective, Sherlock Holmes, arrived on the murder mystery scene in A Study in Scarlet (1887). Though Holmes’ style of detective work was more singular than that of Poe’s detective Dupin, Conan Doyle took inspiration from Poe’s observation and deduction theme. With his distinctive style and knack for deductive reasoning, and with his ever-reliable sidekick, Dr. Watson, Holmes quickly became indispensable to


murder mystery readers everywhere. Conan Doyle’s genius was reflected in his creation of a detective whose intelligence turned the solving of crimes into a science. Similar to that of Poe, Conan Doyle’s contribution to murder mystery writing can be seen in shows such as Law & Order and CSI (Crime Scene Investigation), where detectives analyze the crime scene from top to bottom with meticulous detail. But it wasn’t just men who received full acclaim for great murder mystery writing throughout history. A growing number of female writers came into the spotlight as the distribution of murder mysteries reached an alltime high in the 1920s and 30s, including a group of young women known as the “Queens of Crime”: P.D. James, Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, Ngaio Marsh, and Dorothy L. Sayers. Christie wrote more than 80 novels spanning a career of 50plus years, including The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), which introduced a fictional detective by the name of Hercule Poirot. Poirot was inspired by Poe’s eccentric amateur detective

trope and was a favorite among the masses for his quirky personality. The fictional detective was so highly favored that Christie’s first publication of the novel became a weekly serial in The Times, including a map of the house where the story takes place and an illustration of the murder scene. It was also one of the first ten books published by Penguin Books when it began in 1935. That same year, London publisher Allen Lane expanded to 70 book titles by issuing a new line of paperbacks. These paperbacks helped bring greater exposure to murder mysteries, as well as other types of fiction, to the public. Though Christie was most famous for her crime novels, she was also an acclaimed playwright. Christie’s classic mystery play, The Mousetrap, opened in London’s West End in 1952 at the Ambassadors Theatre. Ira Levin’s Deathtrap may be the longest-running murder mystery on Broadway with 1,793 performances, but The Mousetrap is considered to be the longestrunning mystery in the world. Christie’s play celebrated its 25,000 performance in No-

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vember 2012 and has been running continuously since then. Other play credits by Christie included The Hollow, Witness for the Prosecution, Appointment with Death, Towards Zero, and The Verdict. However, the exposure for murder mysteries was not limited to just print and theatre. Since the birth of the medium in 1927, television has provided murder mystery fans with an endless stream of colorful characters over the years and into the present. Defense attorney Perry Mason in Perry Mason (1957-1966) and the handsome British detective Simon Templar (nicknamed The Saint) in The Saint television series (1962-1969) were extremely popular during the early emergence of television, followed by homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo in Columbo (1972-1990) and Jessica Fletcher from the popular crime show series, Murder, She Wrote (1984-1996). The popularity of murder mysteries has a long and varied history with no signs of disappearing. On the contrary, today’s murder mystery writers are as diverse and wideranging as ever.


CREATION OF THE MURDER MYSTERY

Through the Ages BY TIONGE JOHNSON

1841 Edgar Allen Poe creates murder mystery’s first fictional detective, Auguste C. Dupin, in the short story “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”. Poe’s short story was inspired by E.T.A Hoffmann’s earliest work of mystery fiction, Das Fräulein von Scuderi (A Tale from the Times of King Louis XIV). 1853 British novelist Charles Dickens writes Bleak House, introducing the crime of passion trope in murder mysteries. 1868 The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins is considered the first true English detective novel. 1870 Dickens writes The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Dickens died before he could finish it, and thus

the novel became an unfinished murder left forever unsolved. It was later turned into a Broadway musical in 1985. 1878 Anna Katherine Green becomes the first woman to write a detective novel. Green’s novels introduced elements of detection in mysteries later used by other great writers well into the 1920s. 1887 A Study in Scarlet is the first Sherlock Holmes mystery by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Conan Doyle created the detective archetype that inspired every other detective to follow. Holmes turns crime solving into a science using the art of deduction. 1890 The Golden Age of mystery fiction begins. It was an age where

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murder mysteries contained private detectives or amateur sleuths. All of these stories follow the same basic pattern that make the reader feel comfortable and involved. 1920 Agatha Christie, the most popular murder mystery author of the Golden Age of mystery fiction, creates fictional detective Hercule Poirot. 1925 Pulp magazines emerge. The most famous mystery fiction magazine was Black Mask. 1926 Joseph Thompson Shaw becomes editor of Black Mask. The stories in Black Mask reflect the reality of American life. 1930 The Rise of the Quirky Detective, part of a


subgenre called Comic Mystery or the Bumbling Detective. Inspector Jacques Clouseau in The Pink Panther, Inspector Gadget, and Starsky and Hutch are prime examples of this whimsical archetype. 1933 Crime solving fictional defense attorney Perry Mason is first introduced in the novel, The Case of the Velvet Claws. 1935 London publisher Allen Lane creates paperbacks. Paperbacks increased the availability of books and made them more accessible to the public. The Penguin publishing company eventually formed because of the increase in paperbacks. 1941 John Huston writes and directs The Maltese Falcon, based on the 1929 novel by Dashiell Hammett of the same name. Huston’s film turned into a movie that spearheaded Film Noir. 1947 Mickey Spillane emerged on the murder mystery scene with his book, I, The Jury. This

novel was geared more towards men and contained strong violence. 1952 Agatha Christie’s mystery play The Mousetrap opens in London’s West End. It became the longest-running West End show with 26,703 performances. 1950s to 1960s Televison rises in popularity with shows including Peter Gunn, Dragnet, 77 Sunset Strip, Hawaiian Eye, and Perry Mason. 1974-1975 Television’s first African American female police officer appears in the crime show Get Christie Love! 1978 Award-winning playwright and crime novelist Ira Levin writes comedy-thriller Deathtrap. The play spawned a four-year Broadway run of 1,793 performances, countless subsequent incarnations in community theatres, and a big Hollywood movie starring Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve. 1980 Techno Thriller emerges

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and grows in popularity. Techno Thriller was a hybrid murder mystery genre drawing subject matter from science fiction, spy fiction, action, and war novels. The inner workings of technology and the mechanics of various disciplines (espionage, martial arts, and politics) are thoroughly explored. 1990 Forensic murder mystery subgenre emerges. Forensic murder mysteries involve stories that focus heavily on scientific tests or techniques used to detect crime. Detective Holmes’ deductive reasoning heavily influenced these stories. 1990 - Onward Emergence of popular crime shows such as Law & Order and Criminal Minds continue to adapt various murder mystery subgenres and grow in popularity. As the genre continues to capture audiences, the rise in social media use (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr exc..) has encouraged individuals to share some of their favorite murder mysteries with each other.


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CAST Joyce Cohen (Helga). This is Joyce Cohen’s Syracuse Stage debut. Her Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include, Once a Catholic on Broadway; Off-Broadway: Mint Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Westside Arts; Regional Theatres: PA Shakespeare Festival, Pioneer Theatre Co., Denver Center Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Salt Lake Acting Co., Peterborough Players, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, the Public Theatre (ME.), Playwrights Theatre of NJ, People’s Light & Theatre Co. Joyce’s TV credits include Broadcasting Christmas and Christmas Under Wraps on Hallmark, High School Musical, Read It and Weep, Pixel Perfect, and Dear Dumb Dairy on Disney Channel. Other TV credits include Granite Flats (recurring), Unabomber: The True Story, Touched by an Angel, Everwood, Promised Land, Archie Bunker’s Place. Cohen’s film credits include: Live/Love, SLC Punk, Independence Day, Changing of the Leaves, and Pirates of the Great Salt Lake.

of The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Carson Kreitzer at Cincinnati Playhouse. He has also performed at the Guthrie  Theatre, Baltimore CenterStage, Pittsburgh Public, Hartford TheaterWorks,  Geva, the Westport Country Playhouse, and Living Room Theatre in Vermont.  In Canada, he has been a company member of the Stratford Festival and the Grand Theatre Company. Film and television work includes House of Cards, The Knick, John Adams, Bull, Mr. Robot, The Blacklist, Return to Paradise, Greg Orr’s Alone, and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Anney Giobbe (Myra) is very happy to be making her Syracuse Stage debut. Credits include: The Realistic Joneses, Lyceum Theatre; Post Office, New Ohio Theatre; Period of Adjustment, Berkshire Theatre Festival; God of Carnage, White Heron Theatre; The Pavilion, One, and The Glass Menagerie, Cincinnati Playhouse; Proof, Coconut Grove Playhouse, directed by David Auburn (Carbonell Award); The Moliere Comedies, Roundabout Theatre Company at Stamford; Suburbia, Lincoln Center Theatre; Baton Rouge, Ensemble Studio Theatre. TV/Film: Damages, Law & Order, Third Watch, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Spin City, Fear of Fiction, Pieces of April, The 4th Tenor. Ms. Giobbe was a Fox Fellow, is an Actors Center company member, and received her M.F.A. from NYU/Tisch. Many thanks to WJE.

Curzon Dobell (Porter) previously appeared at Syracuse Stage in Bug, Turn of the Screw, and Blithe Spirit. He has worked in NYC at Lincoln Center, the Irish Rep, Culture Center, SoHo Rep, the Mint, the Director’s Company, St. Clement’s, and five times for  Theatre for a New Audience. Regionally, he played the title role in the premiere

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CAST Carl Howell (Clifford) is excited about his Syracuse Stage debut! Howell’s theatre work includes Peter and the Starcatcher (1st National Tour). In New York: Twelfth Night (The Pearl), Bible Stories! (Atlantic Theater Company Farm Team), Sleepless City (Pipeline Theatre). Regional: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Rep. Theatre of St. Louis, dir. Paul Barnes), Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.) London: Halo/Titanic (Old Vic New Voices.) Carl has read new and classic plays with Atlantic Theater Company and The Acting Company. He earned his B.F.A. at NYU Tisch - Atlantic Acting School, where he now serves on faculty. Love and thanks to Angie, Paul Barnes, Bob Hupp, Harriet Bass, and his family. You can find him online at www.carlhowell.com.   

James Lloyd Reynolds (Sidney) is excited to return to Syracuse Stage where he was previously seen as Captain Keller in The Miracle Worker starring Syracuse native, Jacqueline Baum, and directed by Deathtrap’s Paul Barnes. Recent theatre credits include King Arthur in Spamalot at Arkansas Rep, Georges in La Cage at Goodspeed Musicals, Cal in Mothers and Sons alongside Michael Learned at Philadelphia Theatre Company, Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird at Weston Playhouse, and Julian Marsh in 42nd Street at Gateway Playhouse. Recent television appearances include roles on The Blacklist, Odd Mom Out, Limitless, Braindead, Law & Order: SVU, and the pilot TAP. James is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

A R T I S T I C S TA F F William Bloodgood (Scenic Designer) Bloodgood’s work was seen last season in To Kill a Mockingbird and The Underpants. Among his many previous designs for Syracuse Stage are recent productions of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, Other Desert Cities, The Whipping Man, The Glass Menagerie, An Iliad, Radio Golf, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Red, and Caroline, or Change. Well known in American regional theatres, he has worked in many, including Arena Stage in Washington, DC, Arizona Theatre Company,

the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the Alley Theatre in Houston, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Denver Center Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre in Seattle, the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, Portland Center Stage, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where he has designed the scenery for 150 productions. In 2011, he was honored to design the United States national exhibit for the Prague Quadrennial of Performance and Space Design. He is the recipient of

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F many awards for his designs, including the Oregon Governor’s Award for the Arts in 2002. Currently, he is a professor of scene design at the University of Texas in Austin.

val, where he is the resident lighting designer. This is his fourth production at Syracuse Stage. He previously designed The Miracle Worker, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, and Peter Pan. Recent work includes Mojada at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Crucible at Arkansas Rep, and a world premiere of Into the Beautiful North at San Diego Repertory Theatre.  Lonnie is an associate artist with Cornerstone Theater Company.  He is a member of the United Scenic Artist/IATSE – Local 829.  For a more complete look at his work, please visit www.lradesigns.com

Susan Branch Towne (Costume Designer) is delighted to join Syracuse Stage again after designing Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Peter Pan. Her design credits include Spamalot and Sylvia at Geva Theatre Center, and numerous productions at The Denver Center Theatre Company, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pioneer Theatre Company, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Utah Shakespeare Festival, Skylight Music Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Yale Repertory Theatre, New York City Opera, and OffBroadway. Susan is based in Austin, Texas, where she is on the faculty at St. Edward’s University and designs for Zach Theatre and Ballet Austin. Susan holds a B.F.A. from Carnegie-Mellon, and an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama.

Joe Payne (Sound Designer) is currently the assistant professor of Sound and Digital Media at The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, after ten years as resident sound designer for Pioneer Theatre Company. He taught sound and projection design for the University of Utah and Illinois State University. He has been the sound designer for the Utah Shakespeare Festival for seventeen years, and has designed at theatres throughout the United States, including Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Round House Theatre (Bethesda, MD), Indiana Repertory Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Virginia Stage Company, and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Joe is a member of United Scenic Artists – Local 829, the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association, the USITT Sound Commission, and OISTAT Sound Working Group.

Lonnie Rafael Alcaraz (Lighting Designer) is a professional lighting designer and a professor at the University of California, Irvine, in Southern California. He has designed at various regional theatres around the country, such as The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Arkansas Rep, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Arizona Theatre Company, East West Players, and The Great River Shakespeare Festi-

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EVERY GIFT MATTERS This past September, Syracuse Stage welcomed over 400 community members to our Open House. By far the most popular activity was the “backstage tours”. Guests were taken behind the scenes to where the magic is made. From actor dressing rooms, to our prop, scene, and costume shops, Stage artisans were on hand to talk about their work on upcoming shows. Patrons were surprised to learn that Syracuse Stage shows are not “pre-built” - they are carefully crafted from the ground up. From the 500 feet of steel molded into the Bank’s home for Mary Poppins to the four-tier Victorian wedding cake, our sets are constructed on site piece by piece. Gifts to Syracuse Stage support our artists and artisans every step of the way and allow them to bring our productions to life – productions that inspire and entertain audiences young and old and transport us out of our everyday lives into the magical realm of live theatre. For a brief time we can come together and celebrate our common humanity. Thank you to the thousands of patrons who over the years have supported Stage. Every gift matters. Make yours today. WWW.SYRACUSESTAGE.ORG | 315-443-3931

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Alec Barbour​ (Fight Director) is a Syracuse-based actor, fight director, and playwright. He received his M.F.A. in Acting at the Hilberry Repertory Theatre at Wayne State University in Detroit. He has directed fights for​ Romeo and Juliet ​and ​The Liar ​at​ LeMoyne College, ​and​ Kiss Me, Kate ​at the Syracuse University Department of Drama. Other shows he has fight directed include ​Arabian Nights, Dead Man’s Cell Phone,​ and Suburbia for Wayne State University, ​The Cripple of Inishmaan, Macbeth, The Mousetrap,​ and Moon Over Buffalo ​at the Hilberry Repertory Theatre, ​Romeo and Juliet and D ​ racula ​for WallByrd Theatre Co., and ​Disgraced ​at Syracuse Stage.​ He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and SAG/AFTRA.

actors and stage managers, as well as the United States Aikido Federation. Harriet Bass (Casting) has been an independent New York casting director since 1989, casting for theatre, film, and television. In New York City, Harriet has cast for ABC/ TV, Fox Television Studios, Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre: NEW WORK NOW, The Minetta Lane Theatre, The Women’s Project, La MaMa, E.T.C., New York Women in Film and Television, and The Jewish Repertory Theatre. She cast the last three of the late August Wilson’s ten part play series: the original and touring productions of Radio Golf, the Broadway production of Gem of the Ocean, and the Off-Broadway production of Jitney. Selected regional casting credits include: Syracuse Stage, Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage, Arena Stage, Trinity Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre Center,  Indiana Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh Public, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Longwharf Theatre, Alliance Theatre Company, The Goodman Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company, Dallas Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, and PlayMakers Repertory Theatre. Feature film credits include: Pushing Hands, directed by Ang Lee; Underheat, starring Lee Grant; First We Take Manhattan, produced by Golden Harvest Inc.; and Graves End, directed by Sal Stabile.

Stuart Plymesser (Production Stage Manager) is in his 20th season at Syracuse Stage where he has stage managed more than 60 plays, musicals, and special events, working with such talents as Olympia Dukakis, Frank Langella, Elizabeth Franz, and Phylicia Rashad. Stuart has worked at numerous regional theatres around the country and in Cape Town, South Africa, and has toured nationally. Locally, he has also stage managed events for Syracuse Fashion Week. In addition, Stuart is adjunct faculty for Syracuse University’s Department of Drama and has been a guest speaker/lecturer at Ithaca College, Wells College, SUNY Oswego, and the Zabalaza Festival in Cape Town.  Stuart is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional

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P L AY W R I G H T Ira Levin was 22 when he wrote his first novel, the award-winning 1953 thriller A Kiss Before Dying. He then went on to write his first play, the hit adaptation of Mac Hyman’s No Time for Sergeants. His books and plays launched a career of over 50 years that was characterized by equal success as both a novelist and playwright. Levin’s plays include the comedy hit Critic’s Choice, and the musical Drat!

The Cat!, which yielded the Streisand classic He Touched Me. His iconic novels include Rosemary’s Baby, The Boys from Brazil, and The Stepford Wives. A native New Yorker and graduate of the Horace Mann School and New York University, Levin was the recipient of three Edgar Allen Awards (named after Edgar Allen Poe), and served on the council of the Dramatists Guild until his death in 2007.

DIRECTOR Paul Barnes returns to Syracuse Stage to direct this season’s production of Ira Levin’s Deathtrap. Previous Stage assignments include The Miracle Worker, and the Stage/Drama co-productions of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and Peter Pan. Barnes is a founding producing director and former artistic director of the Great River Shakespeare Festival in Winona, Minnesota, where he has directed productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, Henry IV, Part One, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Merchant of Venice, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night, The Glass Menagerie, and the new plays, The Daly News and Georama. Recent assignments include Love’s Labour’s Lost (University of Oklahoma/Helmerich School of Drama), Sense and Sensibility (Nevada Conservatory Theatre), The Crucible (Arkansas Repertory Theatre), Macbeth (Chesapeake Shakespeare Company), and A Midsummer Night’s

Dream (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis). Additionally, Barnes has directed at the Alley Theatre, the Denver Center Theatre Company, Pioneer Theatre Company, Geva Theatre, American Players Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, the Alabama, California, Idaho, Orlando, Utah, and Oregon Shakespeare Festivals, and at leading theatre training programs across the country, including PCPA Theaterfest in Santa Maria and Solvang, California, where he served as conservatory director/associate artistic director from 19871997. Barnes is the recipient of the Outstanding Direction Award from All Out Arts in New York City for his recent work on Michael Raver’s new play, Fire on Babylon, and was also named Best Director by the St. Louis Theatre Critics Circle for his work on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Barnes makes his home in Ashland, Oregon, where he was Education Director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and a founder of the Oregon Cabaret Theatre. paulbarnesdirector.com 37


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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Robert M. Hupp is in his first season as artistic director of Syracuse Stage. 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 Bent-

ley/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.

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

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MANAGING DIRECTOR 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 previously served as resident dramaturg and worked on many Syracuse Stage productions, including The Christians, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Piano Lesson, Scorched, The Whipping Man, The Glass Menagerie, Moby Dick, The Brothers Size, Caroline, or Change, Fences, The Price, Little Women, and The Diary of Anne Frank. Kyle worked closely with Ping Chong on the creation of Tales from the Salt City and is the co-author (with Ping Chong) of Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo, which was subsequently produced at La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York City. Kyle is the co-author of the screenplay for the film Day of Days, which stars award-winning veteran actor Tom Skerritt and is scheduled for release in 2017. Kyle is a two-time recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, for fiction in 1998 and the 2010 fellowship in playwriting, a finalist for the Princess Grace Playwriting Award, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. His stage plays include Tender Rain and Bleecker Street and his one-man play Carver at Tuskegee, which was produced in Syracuse Stage’s BackStory!

series. Kyle is currently writing a new play titled Possessing Harriet, which was commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association and developed through the Kitchen Theatre Company’s New Play Development Workshop at Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. He is also writing the screenplay adaptation of the novel Milk by Darcey Steinke. Kyle 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 presented at Yale Repertory Theatre. Kyle’s writing has appeared in the journals Callaloo, Folio, and Stone Canoe, among others, and in the anthology Alchemy of the Word: Writers Talk about Writing and he has been a guest on National Public Radio discussing race in American theatre. Kyle teaches in the MFA Creative Writing program at Goddard College. He also teaches playwriting at Syracuse University, Colgate University, and Hobart & William Smith Colleges and serves as Drama Editor for Stone Canoe. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from Goddard College and is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America.

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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 44th 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

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 43 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 Award-winners Lillias White, Chuck Cooper, and Elizabeth Franz, Emmy recipient Jean Stapleton, Sam Waterston, John Cullum, James Whitmore, Ben Gazzara, and Ping Chong.

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

SYRACUSE STAGE GALA

RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH

SYRACUSE STAGE GALA: FEATURING LOS LOBOS

C R E AT E D B Y R I C H A R D M ALTB Y, J R . A ND JA S ON E DWA R D S | C O N C E I V E D B Y WILLI A M ME A DE A DA P T E D F RO M T H E B ROA DWAY P RODUC TION B Y R IC H A R D M ALT B Y, J R . AND JA S ON E DWA R DS O R C H E S T R AT I O N S B Y S T E V E N B IS H OP A ND J E FF L I S E N B Y | A D D I T I O N A L A R R A NGE ME NTS B Y DAV I D A B B I N A N T I | J U N E 7 - 2 5 | OP E NING NIGHT: JUNE 9

HONOR I NG FOR MER ARTISTIC D IRECTO R ROB E R T MOS S | G O LD STEIN AUD ITO RIUM IN S YR AC U S E U NIV ERSITY’S SCHIN E STUD EN T C E NTE R | FR I DAY, JUN E 16, 9:00PM

Forming in an East L.A. garage, moving up to be Sunset Strip regulars, and finally becoming a Grammy Award winning band (Best Mexican-American/ Tejano Music Performance), Los Lobos are a powerhouse mix of rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, R&B, blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music. Three decades, two more Grammys, a worldwide smash single (“La Bamba”) and thousands of rollicking performances across the globe later, Los Lobos is surviving quite well -- and still jamming with the same raw intensity as they had when they began in that garage in 1973

Celebrate the life and songs of an American legend with the musical Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. Through jam sessions and concerts, hardship and triumph, Cash’s story unfolds and reveals the complexity of his life and his constant drive to become a better musician. Dedicated fans and casual listeners will revel in the chance to experience live the great music of this iconic American performer, including such favorites as “I Walk the Line”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, the title song “Ring of Fire”, and a jukebox-full more.

To purchase tickets for Gala evening please contact Katherine Keeney: 315443-2709 or kakeeney@syr.edu

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

Fran Nichols Vice Chairman Emeritus Eric Mower + Associates PRESIDENT

Bea Gonzalez Vice President for Community Engagement Syracuse University CHAIR-ELECT

Richard Shirtz Regional President NBT Bank VICE CHAIR

Janet Audunson Senior Counsel National Grid VICE CHAIR

Larry Harris EVP and CFO Saab Defense and Security, USA VICE CHAIR

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

Lorraine Branham Dean/Professor, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Syracuse University SECRETARY

Samantha Millier Associate Attorney Mackenzie Hughes LLP Jill A. Anderson** Managing Director Syracuse Stage George S. Bain Freelance Editor and Writer   Dan Berman Partner HancockEstabrook, LLP   Sandra Brown President Grandma Brown’s Beans, Inc.   Nancy Byrne Community Volunteer   Steve Chase Senior Vice President Harbridge Consulting Group

Brian Cimmet Professor of Practice/Music Director SU Department of Drama Robin Curtis Zellar Homes/Berkshire Hathaway CNY Realty   Richard Driscoll Sr. Commercial Banking Relationship Manager Commercial Banking Division NBT Bank   Helene Gold Private Voice & Piano Instructor   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 M. Hupp** Artistic Director Syracuse Stage   Gregg Lambert Dean’s Professor of the Humanities Syracuse University   Larry Leatherman Retired Bristol-Myers Squibb, MOST   Daniel D. Lent VP, Sr. Relationship Manager Key Bank   Sara Lowengard Syracuse Stage Guild President Attorney Macht, Brenizer & Gingold, P.C.   Rocco Mangano Partner Mangano, Lucchesi and Collins   Kevin R. McAuliffe Partner Barclay Damon  

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Suzanne McAuliffe Retired Educator Rod McDonald Bond, Schoeneck & King   Kevin O’Connor Sr. Resident Director & Sr. VP Investments Merrill Lynch   Virginia Parker Retired Educator   Annette Peters Marketing Director Advance Media New York   Kendall Phillips Associate Dean, Global Academic Programs and Initiatives Syracuse University   Robert Pomfrey President & CEO POMCO Group Robert Sarason Retired Lawyer, Organizer, Fundraiser   Michelle Schultz Senior Director, HR Business Partner Human Resources AXA   L. John Steigerwald IV Marketing and Sales Representative Cathedral Candle Company   Sharon Sullivan Community Volunteer   Michael 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

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

TREASURER

Sara Lowengard

Ellen Lautz

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

RECORDING SECRETARY

Garrett Heater

Terry Delavan

VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP

Deborah Trent VICE PRESIDENT, FUNDRAISING

Kelly Gardner VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLICITY

Sara Weiler

Ray Abdella Kathy Brown Elaine Cardone Sandi DiBianco Shauna Diliberto Sheila Gangemi

Jacki Goldberg Donna Greene Barbara Ianuzi Lauren Kochian Linda Lowengard Carol Minkstein Margaret Shirtz Melissa Vassenelli Maryam Wasmund Sara Weiler

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 Anna Kate Waters

Katherine Benware

Michael Mankiewicz

10TH GRADE, WEST GENESEE HIGH

12TH GRADE, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

12TH GRADE, G RAY BODLEY HIGH

SCHOOL

ACADEMY

SCHOOL

Cami Cortez

Kristina Bell

Olivia Moffa

10TH GRADE, WESTHILL HIGH

12TH GRADE, JAMESVILLE-DEWITT

11TH GRADE, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

ACADEMY

Geraldine Wason

Lily Byrne

Sarah Linquest

12TH GRADE, JAMESVILLE-DEWITT

11TH GRADE, CATO-MERIDIAN

12TH GRADE, MANLIUS PEBBLE HILL

HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

SCHOOL

Jenna Lacey

Marcus JohnsonÂ

Zacqueline Baldwin-Sease

12TH GRADE, CORCORAN HIGH

11TH GRADE, JAMESVILLE-DEWITT

11TH GRADE, CORCORAN HIGH

SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

SCHOOL

Kate TenEyck

Marissa DiGennaro

10TH GRADE, FAYETTEVILLE-MAN-

11TH GRADE, JAMESVILLE-DEWITT

LIUS HIGH SCHOOL

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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 $3,000 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

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DEATHTRAP SPONSOR S Chase is delighted to support this season’s production of Deathtrap. We applaud Syracuse Stage for their commitment to enriching the lives of so many by delivering outstanding productions and vital educational programming for more than 40 seasons. Eaton’s Ephesus Lighting is excited to support and welcome you to the Syracuse Stage production of Deathtrap. We congratulate Syracuse Stage on another successful season in its long tradition of providing outstanding productions to the Central New York community. Raymour & Flanigan Furniture. Take a bow, Syracuse Stage, for continuing to enrich our community with artistry, thought, and grace, and for uniting different backgrounds to celebrate life through many lenses. We’re proud to partner with such a fabulous Syracuse based company. Congratulations on yet another successful season! Tompkins Trust Company. Founded in 1836, Tompkins Trust Company is a full-service, locally managed community bank serving the Tompkins County area, Auburn, Cortland and Syracuse. We are proud to support artistic organizations like Syracuse Stage – thank you for all the amazing performances. You move us, inspire us, transport us. Thank you for adding so much magic to our lives.

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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 Destiny USA§ Genesee Grande§ Advance Media New York§ $20,000 - $49,999 Central New York Community Foundation County of Onondaga, Administered by CNY Arts 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 The Gifford Foundation« KeyBank N.A.« M&T Bank POMCO Group $7,500 - $12,499 AXA Foundation Chase iHeart Media§ The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust The National Endowment for the Arts NBT Bank

 = INCREASED GIFT,

Syracuse New Times§ WAER§ WRVO§ $5,000 - $7,499 Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor§ Barclay Damon Business Journal News Network§ 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 Investments Raymour & Flanigan Scherzi Photography + Video§ The SU Humanities Center presents as part of the 20162017 Syracuse Symposium™ on Place« 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

Urban CNY§ $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« 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«

* = STAGE BOARD MEMBER, STAGE EMERITUS BOARD MEMBER, as of April 17, 2017

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CORPORATE, FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT HONOR ROLL $250 - $499 Freeman Interiors Geddes Federal Savings Hebert Financial Strategies/ Dennis & Judy Hebert« Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation Reeves Farms

Smith Contemporary Furniture/Smith Interiors Ltd The Horowitch Family Foundation The Mid-York Press, Inc. $75 - $249 Brady Systems

Fulton Savings Bank 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

$5,000 - $9,999 Mary Louise Dunn Fund§ $10,000 - $24,999 The Estate of Rosemary Curtis

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

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS All new and increased gifts this season are matched dollar for dollar by The Richard Mather Fund. Founders’ Circle $7,500 - $24,999 Bill & Nancy* Byrne« The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation Paul Phillips, MD & Sharon* Sullivan« Playwrights’ Circle $5,000 - $7,499 George* Bain« Daniel Bingham & Gail Hamner Helene* & Neil* Gold« Mary & Larry* Leatherman Suzanne* & Kevin* McAuliffe« Judy & Eric* Mower Sally Lou & Fran* Nichols« Sandra Lee Fenske & Joe Silberlicht« Elinor Spring-Mills & Darvin Varon Producers’ Circle $2,800 - $4,999 Janet* Audunson & David Youlen« Pete & Mary Beth* Carmen

Margaret, Amy & Bob Currier« Jacki* & Michael Goldberg« Bea Gonzalez* & Michael Leonard« Roberta & Rocco* Mangano« Louis & Susan Marcoccia Judith Sayles & David Murray« Frederick & Virginia* Parker« Bob* & Kellie Pomfrey« Mrs. Sherwin Radin Patricia & Melvin* Stith« Dr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Welch Directors’ Circle $1,500 - $2,799 Barbara Beckos & Arthur McDonald« Joan Christy & Thomas Bersani Nancy Seward & Tim Bond Lorraine* Branham & Melvin Williams« Cathy & Jim Breuer Sandra* L. Brown« James Clark & Sharon Gordon« Laurie Clark« Kristin & Sidney Cominsky Bob & Bobbie Constable«

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Robin Curtis* & David Zellar« Ed & Susan Downing Therese & Richard* Driscoll« Dana & Peggy Dudarchik Barbara & Michael Flintrop« Barbara W. Genton« Joan & Eddie Green* Winifred E. Greenberg Ann & Larry* Harris Betsy Hartnett* Brigitte & Peter Herzog« David & Sally Hootnick« Clea & Bob Hupp Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash« Mrs. Claude* Incaudo Peter Cannavo & Helen Jacoby Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Johnson Randy & Elizabeth Kalish« Ann & Dan* Lent« Mr. John F.X. Mannion* & Mayor Stephanie A. Miner Nancy Green* & Tony Marschall« Margaret* & Don Martin Kevin* & Michelle O’Connor Sheila R. Parker & John F. Parker, M.D.«


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William & Rosemary Pooler YiWei Qi & Julie Yu Rissa & Michael Ratner« Dene A. Sarason 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« Benefactors $1,000 - $1,499 Paul Barron & Leah Weinberg Maria & Paul Badami Mr. W. Carroll Coyne« John Druke« Marya & John Frantz and Sutton Real Estate Company, LLC John* & Kim Huhtala« Linda & Dan Lowengard John MacAllister & Laurel Moranz« John P. & Elizabeth Y. McKinnell« 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 Rachel May & Tom Brockelman« Marlene A. 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 Theodore C. & Antonia M. Hansen David Jacobs« Elaine & Steve Jacobs« John & Gloria Kennedy« Penelope J.M. & Stephen M. Klein« Kim & Phillip Mazza« Jane Merrill Anne Morford Dorothea P. Nelson« John & Joan Nicholson« Ralph & Mary Lou Penner« 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 Dr. Joanne & Jim Beckman Donna Marie & Michael Bocketti Mary Brady« Dr. Sharon Brangman & Charlie Lester« Susan & Thomas Brett« Walter & Angel Broadnax Marlene A. Brown« Marion L. Burke Mary & Bill Butler« Craig & Kathy Byrum Ann Clarke« Barbara & Goodwin Cooke Judith Dannible Bill & Terry Delevan Wynetta Devore« Sandra Marie DiBianco

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

Dr. & Mrs. Mark Adelson in memory of Laura Edell Sarah B. Alden in memory of Jacqueline Coley In Memory of Arlene Alpaugh Rose Erma Angotti in tribute of 43 years in real estate Juanita Balamut in tribute of Marion A. Sevier Mrs. Gwynne Bellos in honor of Dr. Neal S. Bellos Carrie Berse in memory of Betty Lourie Carol Bryant in honor of Virginia Parker Marion L. Burke in honor of Barbara B. Liptak 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 Virginia Foley in memory of Beverly Michaels


Cynthia Dietz Alan B. Dolmatch Walter & Linda Dudas Jonathan & Rosanne Ecker Richard Ernst« Anita & Allen Frank Philip & Marilyn Frankel« Silvia & David Fry Melanie & Mark Fullerton« Charles R. Gallagher Ernest Giraud Penny & Ernie Giraud David & Ellen Hardy« Dr. & Mrs. Donald M. Haswell Nancy & Bud Haylor« Mary Hershberger« Drs. Joseph & Paula Himmelsbach Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Holstein Joyce Homan Randall LaLonde & Patricia Homer Carrie Mae Weems & Jeffrey Hoone Lex & Helen Joseph Robin & Mark Kasowitz« Norma Kelley Jeanne Kempton« Stephen & Janet Kimatian Mary Rose Kott Ellen & Terry Lautz« Marlene & Scott MacFarlane Candace & John Marsellus Albert Marshall« Sam & Margaret McNaughton« Elizabeth & Walter Merriam« Samantha* Millier Anne Morford John Palmer & Liz Morgenthein« James & Kathleen Muldoon Betty Jane & Larry Myers Linda & Donald Napier Maria Maniscalco & James Nellis Michael & Maggie O’Connor David & Susan Palen« Robert & Teresa Parke Robert & Jane Pickett« Marilyn Pinsky Kathy & Dan Rabuzzi« James* & Theresa Reed Arnie & Libby Rubenstein Lois & Ted Schroeder Ellen Schwartz« Cheryl & Robert Shallish« Barbara Shaw

James W. Shults Rhoda Sikes Carol & Dirk Sonneborn Lawrence Sovik Dr. Kenneth & Lois Spitzer Helene & George Starr Mr. & Mrs. Robert Tenney« Tiso Family Cynthia G. Tracy« 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 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« Tammy Balamut« Gail & Dennis Baldwin« Ed & Joan Bangel Theresa & Dennis Bardenett« Nancy Barnum Joseph & Linda Barry Andrew & Margot Baxter« Gwynne Bellos« Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Berger Kathleen Bice Roslyn Bilford Nicki Bisson« Gerald & Barbara Black Barbara Bloom Gary & Fran Bockus Dick Bowman Bernie & Ona Cohn Bregman« Virginia Brennan Jenifer Breyer Maren & Mark Brown Caroline & Nicholas Brust« Carol Bryant Jennifer Bryer

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Barbara Genton in honor of Donna Perricone Peggy Ginniff in honor of my parents Harold & Mildred Ginniff Jacki & Michael Goldberg in tribute of Natalie Goldberg Syracuse MT Student 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 Roberta & Rocco Mangano in honor 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


Helen Buck Frank & Kathy Campagna« Naomi & Jim Cannon« Joan Carlon Tom & Maryann Carranti Timothy McLaughlin & Diane Cass Dr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Cassady Robert F. Caswell Susan Chappuis« Joseph L. & Janice L. Charles Ann & Steve Chase« Anthony & Carolyn Cimino Joan Cincotta Malcolm Clark Carolyn & Sam Clemence Susan & Craig Cobb« Edward Cohen Dr. & Mrs. Paul S. Cohen Sylvia & William Cohen« Martha Cole Margaret & Milton Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Colley« Michele Combs« Margaret & David Compton« Mr. & Mrs. Robert Congel Joan & Robert D. Conine« William & Julia Consroe« Mike & LaRae Cottrell« Orazio & Genevieve Covelli Elizabeth Cowan George Curry Jamie & Julie Cyr« George & Margaret DeLorenzo« Peter & Margaret Darby« Clive & Sandra Davis Carol Decker Paula A. Dendis Delores R. Dixon Susan Dorn« Cynthia & Mark Dowd Greene« Sharry Doyle« Elizabeth & Evan Dreyfuss David & Robin Drucker Jim & Patty Dungey Karen & Nat Dunn Nancy & Tony Ebersole Elizabeth & William Elkins Greg & Linda Ellstrom Ted & Penny Emerick Susan Estabrook 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« Robert & Terry Flower« 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 and Peter Scheibe« John & Debbie Gerson« Michele & Carl Gildemeyer Frank & Anne Girardi« Peggy Ginniff James Godleski Phyllis Goldman« Annette Goodman« Robert & Karen Goldman 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 Jerry & Beth Groff James M. Hahn Patricia Haggerty Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Halsey Ruth Pass Hancock Mrs. Stuart F. Hancock, Jr.« Carole & Mark Hansen Milena Hansen« Margaret Harding & Joseph Whelan 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 Jacqueline Hicks« Camille & Mark Hill« Dr. and Mrs. Alvin Holmes« Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hovey Guy & Patricia Howard Elizabeth Burke Humphreys«

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Richard Midlam in tribute of Barbara Midlam Lyn Morsillo & Vanessa Kalette in honor of Tracey White & Mary Kennett Janice Nelson in honor of Bea & Irving Solomon Brenda Neuss in tribute of Christine Lightcap In honor of Kathryn Mulligan Joy & Al Oliver in honor of Rebecca Oliver & Hillary Gale 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 Erica Rube in honor of Jackie Goldberg cochairing the Gala Elaine Rubenstein in memory of Betty Lourie Lorne & Ellen Runge in tribute of Betty Lourie Ellen & Lorne Runge in honor of Laurie Clark 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


Dr. Harold Husovsky & Dr. Susan E. Stred Jim & Sherri Hyla Virginia Jacob Richard Jaeger Janet Jaffe« Anne Jamison & Peter Vanable Susan & Theodore Jarosz« Mr. & Mrs. Jastrzab James Aiello & Pam Johnson 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 Theresa & Stephen Kline« Jeffrey Knox & Susan Maxwell« Kathy & Barry Kogut Richard & Joan Kollgaard Dr. Sylvia Betcher & Martin Korn Don & Margo Koten Kathy & Scott Krell Sheldon Kruth« Jill Ladd Hume & Peggy Laidman Lauren & Robert Lalley« Jay & Linda Land L. Lardy & E. Pennington« Phyllis & Harlan LaVine Mark & Jeannette Levinsohn« Bonnie Levy Elizabeth D. Liddy Edward & Carol Lipson David Michel & Peggy Liuzzi Joanne Lloyd« K.B. Lloyd« Harlan London, Ph.D.« 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. Louis & Nancy Maresca Elizabeth G. Mascia Susan Martineau« Frederick & Virginia Marty Dr. & Mrs. Michael Masingale« Mary K. Massad Michael Mattson Mr. & Mrs. Peter Mazzaferro« Noreen & Donald McCrimmon Rod & Jana McDonald William & Pamela McGarry Michael & Patricia McGrath Brian & Cheryl McIntyre Bev & Dave McKay Marilyn McKnight Brian McLane Diane Cass & Tim McLaughlin« Nancy & M. James McPherson« Dr. & Mrs. James L. Megna 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 Tina Morgan Dr. & Mrs. Charles Muniak« Mary Jane & Stephen Nathan« Richard & Barbara Natoli Patricia Naughton Nancy Needham« Brenda Neuss« Cathryn Newton Patricia Noll« Dennis & Doren Norfleet Neil Novelli Brenda Neuss« Robert & Beth Oddy Ute Oestreicher Howard McLaughlin & Mary O’Hara Sally O’Herin«

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Corrine & Lynn Smith in support of Open Captioning H. Paul Steiner in honor of Renée & Ben & 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

Albert & Joy Oliver Phyllis & Chuck Olmsted Donna & Richard O’Neil« Timothy & JoDean Orcutt Deborah O’Shea« Lawrence & Joan Page« Cathy Palm« Peter & Constance Palumb Susan Parker« Kendall Phillips* David & Susan Pickard Richard & Neva Pilgrim David & Linda Pitonzo Ann & Howard Port Jeffrey and Wendy Purdy« Jean Raper« Mark Re & Nancy Pasquale Robert & Christina Rhinehart Brian & Chris Rieger« Julie & Boyd Rimel« Michael & Cindy Rogan« Howard J. Rose Elaine Rubenstein Ellen & Lorne Runge Maria & Richard A. Russell« Linda & Bob Ryan« Don & Florence Saleh Richard & Jill Sargent Sisters Janet & Joan Kelly & Tony Scalzo« Jeffrey & Abby Scheer Robert Scheer


Nancy Mudrick & Eric Schiff George & Sharon Schmit Mr. & Mrs. Jacob H. Schuhle Margaret Schuhle Janice Scully, M.D. Ruth Seaman Gracia & Kendrick Sears Marilyn & Mike Sees 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« Jill & Ron Stratton Myrna & E.D. Sullivan« Thomas Talbot Jordan Tannenbaum« Dr. Martin & Jackie Talcik Mr. & Mr. Richard Terpening Laura M. Terpening Christine & Richard Thomas Marguerite Conan & James A. Traver Charles F. Tremper« Gregg Tripoli Jean & John Tromans Lennie Elizabeth Turner« Dina & Gershon Vincow Meghan & T.J. Vitale Fred & Patricia von Mechow« Frank & Alice Vreeland Ann Vaccaro Bob Visalli 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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Larry Volan & Sara Warner« Dr. & Mrs. Donald Washburn Sara & Jay Wason« Mark Watkins & Brenda Silverman Elizabeth Weinstein & Steven Shahan Kathryn L. Kelly & Leonard B. Weiner« Ruth S. Weinstock Anna Giacobbe & Peter Welge« Peter N. Wells Evelyn D. White JoAnne Wickman Elizabeth & James Wiggins Garrett Wikoff« Pauline & Robert Williamson Alex & Lola Winter Tina Winter Ivan & Bonnie Wolf Tom & Carol Wolff Lori Ott & Jeffrey Woodward Kelly Wypych«

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 M. 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 Facilities Work Study.....................................................................................Rachel Ackerman Health and Safety Work Study..........................................................................Hector Aguirre Technical Director..................................................................................................Randall Steffen Assistant Technical Director............................................................................Rebecca Schuetz Scene Shop Foreman...........................................................................................Michael King Carpenters...............................................................Phillip Dyke, Jordan Michaud, Erek Weis Graduate Assistant..............................................................................................Eric Chorlton Student Work Study..............................................................Hector Aguirre, McKenna Vargas Scenic Charge Artist...........................................................................................Holly K. LaGrow Assistant Scenic Artist.......................................................................Kristen Prescott-Ezickson Graduate Assistants..............................................................Loren Bartnicke, Mark Zbikowski Properties Coordinator...........................................................................................Mary Houston Props Carpenter...................................................................................................Mike Gerlach Props Artisan....................................................................................................Jessica Culligan SU Graduate Assistant.........................................................................................Chelsea Jones SU Work Studies..........................................Jessica Crawford, Ashlee Kyker, Emily Liberatore Costumer................................................................................................Gretchen Darrow-Crotty Assistant Costumer/Drama Department Costume Coordinator..................James A. McDaniel Cutter-Drapers.....................................................................Catherine Hennessy, Jennifer Peet 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...........................................................Kiersten Kozbial-Wu, Abby McGee Master Electrician............................................................................................David M. Bowman Assistant Master Electrician............................................................Miles Dudgeon, ETCP, CEE Electrics Journeyman..........................................................................................Laura Gisondi Student Assistants......................................................................Andy LiDestri, Roslyn Palmer Resident Sound Designer/Audio Engineer......................................................................JR Herter Assistant Audio Engineer................................................................................Kevin O’Connor Sound Apprentice............................................................................................Trinisha Dupree Graduate Assistant.................................................................................Corey Martin Sullivan Production Stage Manager....................................................................................Stuart Plymesser Stage Manager..............................................................................................Laura Jane Collins Stage Management Journeyman............................................................................Erin C Brett Stage Management Apprentice................................................................................Em Piraino 58


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A D M I N I S T R AT I V E S TA F F

General Manager...............................................................................................................Jon Wilson Theatre Management Intern............................................................................Molly Goldberg Comptroller..............................................................................................Mary Kennett Morreale Human Resources Manager/Business Associate.......................................................Kathy Zappala Director of Information Management & Technology...................................Garrett Wheeler-Diaz Student Assistant..................................................................................................Justin Ramer Director of Ticketing & Subscription Services........................................................Miguel Tarrats Assistant Director of Ticketing and Subscription Services........................Courtney Richardson Assistant Box Office Manager............................................................................Laurie Lindsey Patron Sales and Services..........................................................Brian Balamut, Dennis Lennox Box Office Assistants.............................................Sophia Blayney, Phelicia Ball, Jalina Brown Luke Earle, Allisha Edwards, Melissa Lawson Priya Smythe, Rupert Krueger Director of Audience Services.................................................................................Lydia Kubiniec Audience Services Assistant.....................................................................................Lisa Doerle Assistant House Manager...............................................................................Patricia Condello Student Assistant House Managers.......Drew Deal, James Mack, Natalie Oliver, Nenad Vukovic Bartenders..........Meg Pusey Anthis, Patrick Cummings, William Loeper, Evan Starling-Davis Work Study Ushers..................................Valeria Berdecia, Manda Borden, Kimberly Castoro, Katelyn Rachel Eaton, Madelyn Geltch, Amanda Gomes, Alexander Aranyi Low, Samantha Lucas, John Michael MacLeod, Alexander Maiman, Callista McMaye, Cameron Reece, Tee Rodriguez, Jenefer Rojas, Nathan Shapiro, Jemila Smith, Claire St. Marie, Brianna Stankiewicz Director of Development...............................................................................................Tina Morgan Associate Director of Development...............................................................Katherine Keeney Development Associate...................................................................................Meggan Madden Angel Appeal Telefunding Manager....................................................................Kathy Zappala Development Work Study Student.......................................................................Justin Ramer Director of Educational Outreach...........................................................................Lauren Unbekant Assistant Director of Education..............................................................................Kate Laissle Education Assistant...................................................................................................Len Fonte Education Intern...........................................................................................Mike Mankiewicz Director of Marketing and Communications..............................................................Joseph Whelan Group/Corporate Sales Manager.........................................................................Tracey White Group Sales Assistant........................................................................................Amanda Kurey Group Sales Student Assistants..........................................................Kyra Button, Kat Norton Marketing Manager...........................................................................................Joanna Penalva Graphic Designers.................................................................Jonathan Hudak, Brenna Merritt Audience Engagement & Communications Associate......................................Tionge Johnson Marketing Interns....Imaobong Uwemedimo Ekpo, Brigethia Guins-Jamison, Aqiyla-Kumar Moody Artistic Assistant...............................................................................................................Chris Botek Dramaturgy Graduate Intern......................................................................................Ellie Kaplan Interpreters for the Deaf.........................................Brenda Brown, Angelo Coppola, Mikki Evans Sue Freeman, Joanne Jackowski, Sarah Korcz Zenna Preli, Shaun Standford Open Captioning........................................................................................................Chris Botek Audio Description..............................................................................Kate Laissle, Joseph Whelan Community Services Officer......................................................................................Stacey Emmons Custodians.............................................................................Kitty Ashby, Les Edwards, Tony Rogers 59


ACCESSIBILITY PERFORMANCES 2016/17 DEATHTRAP

Sat. May 20, 3:00 S Sat. May 20, 3:00 AD Wed. May 24, 2:00 O Sun. May 28, 2:00 O

RING OF FIRE

Sat. Jun. 17, 3:00 S Sat. Jun. 24, 3:00 AD Wed. Jun. 21, 2:00 O Sun. Jun. 25, 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.

Fund’s TAP Plus Praagram, NYSCA and donations from individuals and corporations.

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

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

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

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

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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, $30 Sun., Tues., Wed., Thurs.: $43, $42, $30 Matinees: Wed., Sat., Sun.: $51, $46, $30 Previews: $39, $34, $30 All tickets can be purchased at the Syracuse Stage Box Office or online anytime at www.SyracuseStage.org. Prices may vary for opening nights. DISCOUNTS Available for senior citizens, 40 and under, and students. Call the Box Office for prices. GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE Available for groups of 10 or more; additional discounts for student/senior citizen groups. Call Tracey White: 315/443-9844. RUSH TICKETS Rush tickets are available for purchase at a discounted rate on the day of the show for all performances. Limited availability. BOX OFFICE HOURS The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 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. BEEPERS AND CELL PHONES For the actors’ safety and in consideration of the audience please turn off all cell phones; check your beeper and leave your seat number with an usher at the Coat Room prior to the performance. They will monitor your beeper and notify you if there is an emergency. FIRE NOTICE The exit indicated by a red sign nearest the seat you occupy is the shortest route to the street. In the event of an emergency, walk to that exit and follow the house staff’s directions. SMOKING POLICY The Syracuse Stage/Drama Complex is proud to be tobacco- and smoke-free. To help ensure a healthy and respectful environment, the use of all tobacco and tobacco-related products is prohibited on the property, including buildings, sidewalks, and parking areas. For more information visit: wellness.syr.edu/tobacco-free QUIET CHILDREN Quiet children over the age of five are welcome at Syracuse Stage performances. We do ask that adults remove disruptive children to the lobby.

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

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