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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S 13 | Letter from the Managing Director

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Edward S. Green September 3, 1927 – March 2, 2017 Syracuse Stage Trustee, Emeritus Circle, and longtime friend and supporter of the arts in Syracuse.

PROGRAM BOOK Director of Marketing and Communications: Joseph Whelan Contributing Editor: Tionge Johnson Advertising: Joanna Penalva Layout: Jonathan Hudak Cover: Brenna Merritt

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L E T T E R F R O M T H E M A N AG I N G D I R E C TO R

DEAR FRIENDS,

 Photo: Marc Safran

Welcome to Syracuse Stage. It’s been a delight to get to know our audience, donors, and the CNY community during my first nine months at Stage. I’ve particularly enjoyed the conversations I’ve had in the lobby before shows or during intermission at our new concierge table. What a privilege to learn of the histories so many of you have with this organization. As we have launched early subscription sales for next season, it’s also been great fun to talk with new subscribers, excited by what we’ve got in store. On a personal note, you’ve all contributed greatly to my knowledge of our new home – from preschools to restaurant recommendations, and so much more, I’m so grateful to be part of this community and look forward to spring in Syracuse.

great fortune of witnessing students work on this remarkable play, with Paula Vogel in the room sharing her incredible gifts of time, wisdom, and encouragement. I know you’ll be similarly moved.

When I joined the Stage team, How I Learned to Drive was one of the titles I anticipated most eagerly. Oddly, this play has hovered on the periphery of my professional experience for years, yet until this production, I’d never seen it fully staged. Playwright Paula Vogel wrote and developed Drive in collaboration with my former colleague Molly Smith, artistic director at Washington DC’s Arena Stage. In 1997, the play premiered off-Broadway with several of my friends in the cast, and more recently, it was a regular part of scene study and directing lab work for students at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Theater Institute during my tenure there. I’ve had the

I’m so glad to share this production of How I Learned to Drive with you. Further, I’m pleased to partner with McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center and Vera House to bring this beautiful, unsettling piece of theatre to Syracuse, and to give voice to those stories that far too often stay hidden. Thanks for being here.

Jill A. Anderson Managing Director

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Robert M. Hupp

Jill A. Anderson

Kyle Bass

Artistic Director

Managing Director

Associate Artistic Director

I N A S S O C I AT I O N W I T H C L E V E L A N D P L AY H O U S E

Laura Kepley

Kevin Moore

Artistic Director

Managing Director PRESENTS

WRITTEN BY

Paula Vogel DIRECTED BY

Laura Kepley SCENIC DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

LIGHTING DESIGNER

SOUND DESIGNER

Collette Pollard

Lex Liang

Mary Louise Geiger

Broken Chord

PROJECTION DESIGNER

VOICE & DIALECT COACH

S TA G E M A N A G E R

CASTING

Caite Hevner

Thom Jones

Laura Jane Collins

Elissa Meyers Casting Paul Fouquet, CSA

PRESENTING SPONSOR

MEDIA SPONSOR

OPENING NIGHT CHAMPAGNE TOAST SPONSOR

SEASON SPONSORS

How I Learned to Drive received its world premiere at the Vineyard Theatre, New York City. Off-Broadway production produced by the Vineyard Theatre in association with Daryl Roth and Roy Gabay. This play was made possible by generous support from the Pew Charitable Trust and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. It was written and developed at the Perseverance Theatre, Juneau, Alaska, Molly Smith, Artistic Director. How I Learned to Drive is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. April 5 - 23, 2017

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CAST

(in order of appearance)

Li’l Bit............................................................Madeleine Lambert Peck...................................................................Michael Brusasco Female Greek Chorus...............................................Karis Danish Male Greek Chorus..............................................Nick LaMedica Teenage Greek Chorus..............................................Remy Zaken

ADDITIONAL CREDITS Associate Director: Laley Lippard Wig Master: Wigs and Whiskers Projection System Designer: Dan Scully Music Assistant: Jordan Cooper Stage Management Apprentice: Emily Piraino Sound Apprentice: Trinisha Dupree Electrics Apprentice: Laura Gisondi Run Crew: Christopher Green, Brian McBurney, Tine 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 Robin Curtis & David Zellar, Opening Night, April 7

How I Learned to Drive will be performed without an intermission.

SETTING Time: Mostly 1960s with gear shifts to other times Place: Mostly Maryland with road trips to other places

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. How I Learned to Drive 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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DIRECTOR’S NOTE BY

Laura Kepley THERE IS AN OLD adage that theatre makers often quote, “You work on the play and then the play works on you.” This play has been working on me for the past 18 years since I read it as a recent college graduate. How I Learned to Drive was the first play that I had ever encountered that had a contemporary woman as the leading character who stood center stage and bravely spoke about her struggle to survive sexual abuse. Our lead character, Li’l Bit, is sharing a long suppressed secret and by breaking her silence, she is saving her life. As an artist I feel it is an honor and a necessity to tell stories that matter. Stories that are smart, personal, en­t ertaining, and socially relevant. I

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believe that this is such a story. Consider these statistics compiled by the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. • Every two minutes an American is sexually assaulted. • One in four girls and one in seven boys are sexually abused before they turn 18. • One third of our population is directly affected by sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is still kept secret and often people who have been abused feel shrouded in shame that leads many of them to self-hatred, addiction, and other destructive behavior.


 LAURA KEPLEY. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF CLEVELAND PLAY HOUSE AND DIRECTOR OF HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE

The genius of this play is that it takes this difficult, uncomfortable, dangerous subject and through beauty, humor, metaphor, and nostalgic 1960s music, it invites us in and makes us feel safe to look at this issue in a deeply personal way. This remarkably compassionate story is as surprising, revelatory, and necessary today as when it was written.

While my personal trauma is not Li’l Bit’s trauma, I recognize her as a sister and fellow traveler on the road of life. Ultimately this is a play about family and forgiveness. And the empowerment that is possible when we confront our past, share our story, take the wheel of our own life and drive forward. Thank you for bravely taking this journey with us.

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If you are interested in learning more about this subject or are in need of support here are some resources: RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) rainn.org 24 hour crisis and support hotline 1-800-656-HOPE Stop It Now! stopitnow.org 24 hour support hotline 1-888-PREVENT


FROM PLAYWRIGHT

Paula Vogel

BY TIONGE JOHNSON

Paula Vogel’s How I Learned to Drive garnered significant interest from various major publications—including PBS NewsHour and Playbill. Vogel is exuberant when speaking about her work, and a few quotes from these publications reveal her honest, candid approach to the play. 

PHOTOS COURTESY OF CLEVELAND PLAY HOUSE

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“I wanted to be respectful and responsible. I talked to a number of women who have been through it (trauma) and showed them the play early on, and they embraced it. There are much more severe cases than this play dramatizes, of course. And it seems to me that one thing that gets left out when we’re talking about trauma is the victim’s responsibility to look the experience squarely in the eye and then to move on. That’s the journey I wanted to craft here.” –Playbill


 REMY ZAKEN, NICK LAMEDICA, MADELEINE LAMBERT, AND KARIS DANISH. PHOTO: ROGER MASTROIANNI.

“The story of the play is a walk down memory lane as we say in one scene. The play progresses in a series of flashbacks and flash forwards in the mind of the narrator, Li’l Bit. It’s in many ways a love story between Li’l Bit and her uncle, Uncle Peck, and it’s also a play about healing, forgiving and moving on.” –PBS NewsHour

“I believe what the theatre does best is it creates a community. And I think in recent years because there’s a political climate in this country, there’s been a tendency to, in essence, escape in our dramas, and to me, entertainment and political subject matter go hand in hand.” –PBS NewsHour

“I don’t think America has an easy time with showing the dark side and accepting it. There’s a great deal of resistance to negative empathy. Americans don’t want to think about the past, about death, about the ephemeral.” –The Independent

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 REMY ZAKEN, NICK LAMEDICA, AND KARIS DANISH. PHOTO: ROGER MASTROIANNI.

“I actually describe How I Learned to Drive as a comedy. Of course it’s not, but the first half very much functions as comedy. At some elemental level, it is who I am. My family had the most inappropriate moments of humor at funerals. At the beginning of the Baltimore Waltz (a play about her brother’s death from AIDS) I used a real letter my brother wrote me with instructions for his funeral that included directions on how to lay him out in the coffin in drag. For me combining sadness and comedy heightens both. The collision of tones makes both more extreme. One of my favorite movies is Roman Polanski’s The Fearless Vampire Killers. I’ve seen it 16 times, and the reason I watch it so often is the combination of terror and comedy. You’re scared to the point of screaming, then he cracks a joke. It doesn’t defuse the terror, it defuses the guarding of the terror” –An interview with The American Repertory Theatre

 NICK LAMEDICA AND MADELEINE LAMBERT PHOTO: ROGER MASTROIANNI.

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 MICHAEL BRUSASCO AND MADELEINE LAMBERT. PHOTO: ROGER MASTROIANNI.

“In many ways I think that this play is an homage to Lolita, which I think is one of the most astonishing books ever read. So I started to wonder if a woman writer could approach this, I wondered if this could be done as Lolita from Lolita’s point of view. So that’s really the initial inspiration. I also feel that having watched a kind of climate of victimization occur, having watched younger women and younger men that I teach (Vogel was a professor of Playwriting at Yale School of Drama), I sometimes feel that being in that kind of mind set of victimization causes almost as much trauma as the original abuse. And so in many ways I think I felt that it’s a mistake to demonize the people who hurt us, and that’s how I wanted to approach the play.” –PBS NewsHour

“I do have this faith that the more naked you are as an actor, the more people see themselves on that stage. They’re not seeing you. You become their stand-in. So the second you step out alone and you don’t have dialogue supporting you, they’re seeing themselves. What the opening of this play really says is that you’re about to see your life story unfold. Are you willing to take the journey and not condemn yourself?” –BOMB magazine (the first interview Vogel participated in after her play premiered)

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M c MAHON/RYAN CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER (CAC), nationally accredited is dedicated to ending child abuse and neglect through intervention and education and is the leading child abuse organization in Onondaga County. The operation of a child advocacy center in Onondaga County was just a dream 18 years ago. Faced with a fragmented system that brought children from agency to agency to endure multiple, sequential interviews, the organization was established in 1998 to take the first steps in improving services for child victims of sexual and physical abuse. In 2011, the dream of a true multidisciplinary team was realized with the opening of the current 30,000 square foot, child-friendly facility at 601 East Genesee Street in Syracuse where children who are referred to the Advocacy Center for suspected sexual abuse or severe physical abuse are able to get the services that they need for evaluation, treatment, and recovery in one safe location. The multidisciplinary team, representing various disciplines (law enforcement, child protective services, victim advocacy, mental health, medical and prosecution) work collaboratively from the point of report to assure the most effective coordinated response possible for every child. In 2016, McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center provided services to nearly 700 abused children in Onondaga County. Mission: McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center’s mission is dedicated to ending child abuse in our community through prevention, intervention, and education by facilitating a coordinated multidisciplinary team approach, meeting the needs of children and families.

Vision: McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center’s vision is a community where all children are free from abuse and exploitation, and the community understands the impact of abuse and actively protects our children.

“Every child should be seen, heard and believed.”

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FACTS ABOUT CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE • One in ten children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday. • 90% of the time a child knows their abuser. • One in five children is sexually solicited while online. • Every six minutes a child is sexually abused. FACTS ABOUT McMAHON/RYAN CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER • The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is dedicated to ending child abuse and neglect through prevention, intervention, and education.

• 35% of the children seen at the Child Advocacy Center were under the age of six and 39% were between seven and twelve years of age. The youngest child evaluated for abuse at the Center was less than three weeks old.

• The 30,000 square foot facility offers a safe, child-friendly process for sexually or physically abused children and their families.

• 70% of the children receiving services were female and 30% were male.

• A multidisciplinary team of professionals work collaboratively to assure the most effective coordinated response possible for every child. The team includes law enforcement, child protective services, victim advocacy, mental health, medical and prosecution.

• Prevention education is provided to students from Pre-K through 12th grade, utilizing three schoolbased curriculums, reaching over 14,000 children in the 2015-2016 school year.

• In 2016, McMahon/Ryan provided services to almost 700 sexually abused children in Onondaga County.

• Website: www.mcmahonryan.org facebook: facebook.com/mcmahonryancac

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Vera House, Inc. is a comprehensive domestic and sexual violence service agency providing shelter, advocacy, and counseling services for women, children & men, education and prevention programs and community coordination. Mission: Vera House, Inc. prevents, responds to and partners to end domestic and sexual violence and other forms of abuse.

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VERA HOUSE PROGRAMS & SERVICES 24-Hour Crisis & Support Lines 315-468-3260. 315-484-7263 (TTY for Deaf community -during business hours) Advocacy Program: Short-term supportive and educational counseling, support groups and advocacy with legal, medical and social systems for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other crimes.   New Directions: Rape Crisis & Sexual Assault Services: Includes 24-hour crisis response, individual, family & group counseling/therapy, medical advocacy, information and referral for victims of sexual assault.

Alternatives & STEPS Programs: Domestic violence education and accountability program designed to challenge the beliefs and attitudes of individuals who have been abusive to their partners and/or ex-partners. Men’s Outreach/12 Men Model: Offers pre-violence, preventive dialogue and awareness-raising in a variety of community forums. We offer men educational opportunities with our Men’s Outreach Coordinator so they can help spread the message that there is “No Excuse for Abuse”.   Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program: A specially trained team of nurses provides timely and compassionate care with 24-hour response for victims of sexual abuse.   Volunteer Program: Volunteers are recruited and trained for many service opportunities, including crisis calls, shelter programs, family court assistance, sexual assault advocacy, foster pet care, non-direct service and special events.   Evergreen Network : The Evergreen Network addresses elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.    LGBTQ Outreach: Services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/ questioning survivors of violence.  

Youth Counseling Services: Specialized individual, family and group counseling services to meet the unique needs of youth affected by sexual abuse and/or domestic violence. Emergency Shelter Services: Comprehensive emergency sheltering services to women and men in crisis and their children. Available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week at two confidential locations.   Prevention & Education Program: School-based, community and professional prevention education programs for youth and adults offered on a variety of topics, including sexual abuse prevention, domestic violence awareness, healthy relationships, dating violence and elder abuse.  

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CAST Michael Brusasco (Peck). This last year he has been with the Alley Theatre Company in Houston, Texas. Plays include  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hand to God, Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web,  Cleo,  All The Way, and A Christmas Carol.  In New York, he has appeared Off-Broadway in Misalliance, The Playboy of the Western World  (Pearl Theatre);  Intermission (Theatre Row); Philosophy for Gangsters (Theatre Row), and Electra in a One Piece  (Good Company). Other New York credits:  A Crucible  (Perfect Disgrace),  Happy Sunshine Kung Fu Flower (Ars Nova), Of Monsters and Prodigies  (Lincoln Center Festival). Regional:  Deferred Action, All The Way  (Dallas Theater Center), Twelfth Night  (Folger Theatre), Private Lives (Pittsburgh Public Theater),  See How They Run  (Barrington Stage Company), Pride & Prejudice  (Roundhouse Theatre), as well as seasons at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Great River Shakespeare Festival, A.C.T., Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theatre, Pioneer Theatre Company, and The Shakespeare Theatre in DC. Please visit michaelbrusasco.com for more.

premiere of Hit-Lit by Robert Wuhl and #MormonInChief as part of the New York Fringe Festival. Regionally she has performed in One Man Two Guvnors at Repertory Theater of St. Louis (dir. Ed Stern), the world premiere of Tale of Two Cities (dir. Warren Carlyle), and Doubt (dir. Anne Kauffman) both at Asolo Repertory Theater.  She has also worked at Pioneer Theater Company, Triad Stage, Cape May Stage, and The Houston Shakespeare Festival. Karis holds an M.F.A. from FSU. Thankful for this opportunity to tell stories, her remarkably supportive parents, and all those that have had to endure hours of practicing and rehearsing lines because they shared an apartment with her.   Madeleine Lambert (Li’l Bit) is thrilled to be making her Syracuse Stage debut. Credits include Steel Magnolias and A Christmas Carol (Trinity Repertory Company); The Children’s Hour, Marie Antoinette, Blackbird, and Anne Boleyn (The Gamm Theatre); Cock and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater); Uncle Jack (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); Grounded, Middletown, and At The Vanishing Point (Manbites Dog Theater Company). Television credit for Chicago PD. Madeleine holds an M.F.A. in Acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep and a B.A. from Duke University. She is a graduate of and a teaching associate at The School at Steppenwolf.

Karis Danish (Female Greek Chorus). Recent New York credits: The Gold in the 2016 New York Musical Festival. Other New York credits include the Off-Broadway world

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CAST Madeleine is adjunct faculty in the Theater Studies Department at Duke University. She is an awardwinning audiobook narrator.

Remy Zaken (Teenage Greek Chorus) was last seen in One Flea Spare OffBroadway at The Sheen Center. Remy made her Broadway debut as Thea in the original cast of Spring Awakening. She has performed Off-Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen, Brooklynite, The Anthem, Freckleface Strawberry (as the title role), Spring Awakening, and Radiant Baby. Regional credits include playing Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank at the Pittsburgh Public; A Tree Grows In Brooklyn at the Goodspeed Opera House, for which she won the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Debut; and A Little Princess. Selected workshops include Bright Star and Some Lovers, the Burt Bacharach musical. Film credits include Pitching Tents, Things I Wish I Had Told You Before (short), and Sing Along (short). Television credits include Bull, Gossip Girl, Law and Order, and It Could Be Worse. Remy has a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University.

Nick LaMedica (Male Greek Chorus). Recent favorite credits include Hand to God (City Theatre Company), War Horse (1st National Tour/Japan), As You Like It, Benediction  (Denver Center),  Much Ado About Nothing (Two River Theatre). He has appeared on television in Mysteries at the Museum and in various commercials for Hasbro, Microsoft, and Planned Parenthood. Nick is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College’s B.F.A. Acting and Musical Theatre programs. Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.  Thank you to my agent, Judy Boals; my wonderful parents, Susan and John; and my incredible wife, Lilly. NickLaMedica.com

A R T I S T I C S TA F F Collette Pollard (Scenic Designer) resides in Chicago designing scenery locally, regionally, and internationally. Recent and upcoming Chicago credits include HIR, Between Riverside and Crazy, and The Fundamentals (Steppenwolf Theatre); The Hunter and The Bear (Pigpen Theatre); Arcadia (Writers’ Theatre); Thaddeus and Sloccum and In The Garden (Lookingglass Theatre). Recent and upcoming regional credits include: Hannah and The Dread Gazebo and Great Expecta-

tions (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet (Santa Cruz Shakespeare);The Oldest Boy (Marin Theatre Company); Geller Girls, Good People, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (Alliance Theatre); Death & Harry Houdini, The Hammer Trinity, Rose & The Rime, The Donkey Show, The Nutcracker, The Sparrow (Adrienne Arsht Center); A Streetcar Named Desire (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Harriet Jacobs, The Glass Menagerie (Kansas

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F City Repertory Theatre). Collette is a Company Member at The House Theatre Company of Chicago and an artistic associate at Timeline Theatre in Chicago. Colette is the recipient several Jeff Awards and the Michael Merritt Maggio Emerging Designer Award. She received her M.F.A. from Northwestern University where she currently co-teaches the Toy Theatre course and this fall joined the University of Illinois at Chicago as the associate professor of Scenic Design.

cess Grace Award nominee. For Kitty.  LDCdesign.com Mary Louise Geiger (Lighting Designer). Cleveland: The Crucible (Cleveland Play House); The Mousetrap, Arsenic and Old Lace (Great Lakes Theater). Broadway: The Constant Wife (Roundabout Theatre Company and American Airlines Theatre). Recent NYC:  The Liar (CSC); Nat Turner in Jerusalem, Forever (NYTW); The New York Idea (Atlantic Theatre Company); Kindness, Blue Door, The Busy World is Hushed (Playwrights Horizons); Mabou Mines’ Dollhouse, Red Beads (Mabou Mines). Regional Theatre:  Chimerica  (Studio Theatre);  The Sound of Music (5th Avenue Theatre); Native Gardens  (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), Trouble in Mind (Guthrie Theatre),  ACT Theatre (Seattle), Huntington Theatre, Seattle Rep, Portland Center Stage, Virginia Stage Company, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Mark Taper Forum, Pioneer Theatre. Upcoming: X/Julius Ceaser (Acting Company Tour).  Training: Yale School of Drama faculty; NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

Lex Liang (Costume Designer). Lex’s work includes design and production for theatre, film, dance, and special events. Recent Cleveland Play House design credits include Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,  The Mountaintop, and  The Crucible. His work has been seen regionally at the Alliance Theatre, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Denver Center, Florida Studio Theatre, Portland Stage, and La Jolla Playhouse, amongst others. 60+ NYC/Off-Broadway credits, including Secrets of a Soccer Mom, The Yellow Wood, The Shape of Metal, and the upcoming 9 Circles. Lex is the Principal at LDC Design Associates, a NYC-based company specializing in the design and production of creative events and interiors. Recent projects include the launch of Fashion Week for Porcelanosa, the Tony Awards Gala, and the launch of Margherita by Missoni. A member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829, Lex is the recipient of Broadway World, Suzi Bass, Cleveland Critics Circle, and Santi Flaherty Awards, and is a Prin-

Broken Chord (Sound Designer). At Cleveland Play House: Fairfield. Broadway: Eclipsed. New York: The Jammer, The Lying Lesson (Atlantic Theater); OZET (The Incubator Arts Project); The Insurgents (Labyrinth Theater); Spirit Control, When We Were Young and Unafraid (Manhattan Theatre Club); Harrison TX, Informed Consent (Primary Stages); The Good Negro, Eclipsed, Party Peo-

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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 ple (The Public Theater); Stay, Massacre (Rattlestick); The Other Thing (Second Stage Theatre); The Dance and the Railroad, Appropriate (Signature Theatre); Lascivious Something (Women’s Project). Regional: Tom Sawyer (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Party People (Berkeley Rep); American Buffalo (Centerstage); The Tempest, Deferred Action (Dallas Theater Center); Whipping Man, Snow Falling on Cedars (Hartford Stage); Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, A Raisin in the Sun (Huntington Theatre ); Ruined (La Jolla Playhouse); Ruined, Party People (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); End Days (People’s Light); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Theatre Company); The Glass Menagerie (Trinity Rep); These Paper Bullets! (Yale Rep). Film: Fall to Rise. brokenchord.us

Thom Jones (Voice & Dialect Coach). Head of Voice for Brown University/ Trinity Repertory M.F.A. Program. Theatre: The Public Theater, Trinity Repertory Company (15 seasons), Yale Repertory Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, Huntington Theatre, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Play House, Syracuse Stage, McCarter Theatre Center, Long Wharf Theatre and Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Film/TV: various productions with Nicole Kidman (Academy Award/Golden Globe nomination), Steven Spielberg, Alan Rickman, Vanessa Redgrave, Robin Williams, Sandra Bullock, Emma Watson, Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Segal, Ciaran Hinds, Sienna Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Brendan Gleeson, Melissa Leo, among others.

Caite Hevner (Projection Designer). At Cleveland Play House: My Mother Has 4 Noses (New Ground Theatre Festival). Broadway: In Transit. New York: Ars Nova, Cherry Lane Theatre, The Civilians, The Duke on 42nd Street, HERE Arts Center, Juilliard, La MaMa, Lynn Redgrave Theater, Roundabout Underground, Soho Playhouse, Studio 42. Regional: Alley Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage, Barrington Stage Company, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Guthrie Theater, Marin Theatre Company, Northern Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, People’s Light, Playmakers Repertory Company, Round House Theater, Seattle 5 th Avenue, Theater J, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Member of Wingspace Theatrical Design. www.caitedesign.com

Laura Jane Collins (Stage Manager) returns for her seventh season with Syracuse Stage and will stage manage three productions: Great Expectations, Disgraced, and How I Learned to Drive. She spends the majority of her time in Central New York with Syracuse Stage and the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca. Regional credits include: The Christians, Stupid F***ing Bird, Steve Martin’s The Underpants, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, The Piano Lesson, Chinglish, Scorched, Good People, Two Trains Running, Moby Dick, Red, The Boys Next Door, and No Child… (Syracuse Stage); Third, The Hound of the Baskervilles, God of Carnage, Around the World in 80 Days, 4000 Miles, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Lend Me a Tenor (Hangar Theatre). New York credits include: Hillary: A Modern Greek Tragedy with 35


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A R T I S T I C S TA F F a Somewhat Happy Ending (New Georges). Dance production credits include: Slightly Sinful and Ballet on the Edge (Rochester City Ballet, Dir. David Palmer), The Who’s TOMMY – A Rock Ballet (Dir. Christopher Fleming). LJ is a graduate of the Stage Management program in Syracuse University’s Department of Drama, and she’s now based on Long Island.

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Magic Theatre, Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, George Street Playhouse, and Arizona Theatre Company. The office has so far received 16 nominations and has won three Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. Wigs and Whiskers (Wig Master) owned and operated by Mary Schilling-Martin and Caitie Martin; provides wig, hair, and specialty makeup services to performing arts organizations, entertainment companies and educational institutions around the country. Their motto is: “To hair is human, to wig divine.” Regional credits include Cleveland Play House, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Goodman Theatre, The Old Globe Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Arizona Theatre Company, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Victory Gardens, Theatre at the Center, American Theatre Company, Chicago Theatre for Young Audiences, Light Opera Works, Northwestern University, Roosevelt University in Chicago, University of California at San Diego, San Diego State University, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Denver Center Theatre Company, Opera Colorado, and Arizona Opera Company.

Elissa Myers Casting, Paul Fouquet, CSA (Casting) credits include Poisoner’s Handbook, Becoming Helen Keller, and Mystery of Matter, PBS. Other PBS projects include The Abolitionists, Dolley Madison, Alexander Hamilton, John and Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin (Emmy Award), Liberty (Peabody Award), God in America, People vs. Leo Frank, Louisa May Alcott, Great Performances (Artios Award in Outstanding Achievement in Casting), and Murder Of A President for American Experience. Feature films include Hank and Asha (Audience Award at Slamdance 2013) and The Union. Theatre credits include seven Broadway shows, including Tony nominated Having Our Say, as well as 26 Off-Broadway shows. Regional theatre casting in the past two years includes Denver Center, Geva Theatre, Cleveland Play House,

P L AY W R I G H T Paula Vogel. Playwright, screenwriter, and professor, Paula Vogel has headed Brown’s Playwriting Workshop since 1985. The Baltimore Waltz premiered at New York’s Circle Rep-

ertory Company, directed by Anne Bogart. It garnered the Obie for Best Play, 1992, and was awarded the AT&T New Play Award, as well as the Joseph Calloway Award. And

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P L AY W R I G H T Baby Makes Seven was produced by New York’s Circle Repertory Company in spring of 1993, directed by Calvin Skaggs. The Oldest Profession, her screenplay, has been optioned, and she has written for television. Desdemona was done at the Bay Street Theater Festival, directed by Gloria Muzio, with Cherry Jones, J. SmithCameron, and Fran Brill in summer 1993. Hot’n Throbbing was produced by Robert Brustein and the American Repertory Theater in April 1994, directed by Anne Bogart. Ms. Vogel has also written How I Learned to Drive, a play about female sexuality and the American car and Travels Without Charley, a novel. Thrice a MacDowell Colony Fellow, Paula Vogel has also attended the Yaddo Colony and was the 1991-92 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Playwriting Fellowship (her second NEA award). Among her awards are a 1992 summer residence at the Rockefeller

Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy, the 1992-93 McKnight Fellow at the Playwrights Center, and a Bunting Fellowship from Radcliffe College. She was also the 1992 recipient of the Rhode Island Governor’s Arts Awards. Paula Vogel was a participant in the Warner Brothers Television Workshop in 1991 and has taught playwriting at Cornell University, the University of Alaska, The Writer’s Voice in New York, and Trinity Conservatory in Providence, Rhode Island. She was an artist in residence in June 1991 at Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, and has directed plays and participated in workshops and panels at theaters and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Paula Vogel is a company member of Circle Repertory Company. Her work has been published in The Way We Live Now, The Best Plays by Women 1992, Dramatists Play Service, Fireside Theatre, and American Theatre Magazine.

DIRECTOR Laura Kepley is in her fourth season as artistic director of Cleveland Play House where she has directed mainstage productions of Steel Magnolias; The Good Peaches (world premiere with The Cleveland Orchestra); The Crucible; Fairfield (world premiere); The Little Foxes; Venus in Fur; Good People (also at Syracuse Stage); A Carol for Cleve­land (world premiere); In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; My Name is Asher

Lev. Previously, Laura was the artistic associate and a resident director at Trinity Repertory Com­pany in Providence, Rhode Island for four seasons. She also served as Interim Director of the Brown University/Trinity Rep M.F.A. in Directing Pro­gram. Other theatres where Laura has directed include The Alliance Theatre, Asolo Rep­ertory Theatre, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Contemporary American Theatre Festival, among others. Laura received her under­graduate degree

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DIRECTOR from Northwestern University and her Master of Fine Arts from Brown University/Trinity Rep. She is a Drama League Fellow and a recipient of

the 2009–2011 National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communications Group Career Development Program for Directors.

CO-PRODUCER Cleveland Play House founded in 1915 and recipient of the 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is America’s first professional regional theatre. Throughout its rich history, CPH has remained dedicated to its mission to inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences in Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest profes-

sional standards. CPH has produced more than 100 world and/or American premieres, and over its long history more than 12 million people have attended over 1,600 productions. Today, Cleveland Play House celebrates the beginning of its second century of service while performing in three state-of-the art venues at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland.

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.

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

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

A S S O C I AT E A R T I S T I C D I R E C T O R Kyle Bass 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

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A S S O C I AT E A R T I S T I C D I R E C T O R 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

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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

DEATHTRAP

RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH

BY IRA LEVIN | DIRECTED BY PAUL BARNES MAY 10 – 28 | OPENING NIGHT: MAY 12

C R E ATE D B Y R IC HARD MALTBY, JR. AN D JASO N E DWA R DS | C ONCEIVED BY W ILLIAM MEAD E A DA P TE D FROM THE BROADWAY PRO D UCTIO N B Y R IC H A R D MA LT BY, JR. AN D JASO N EDWARD S OR C H E S TR ATIONS BY STEVEN BISHO P AN D JEF F LI S E NB Y | A DDI TIO N AL ARRAN G EMEN TS BY DAV ID A B B INA NTI | JUN E 7 - 25 | O PEN IN G NIGH T: J UNE 9

Sidney Bruhl is a successful playwright lately plagued by a series of flops. When a sure-fire hit drops into his hands courtesy of a young student, Bruhl concocts a devilish plan that twists and turns its roller coaster course right through to the final moments. As spellbinding and entertaining as ever, Ira Levin’s hit play is an ingeniously plotted theatrical thriller that excites screams and laughter.

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.

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SYRACUSE STAGE GALA

DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA

SYRACUSE STAGE GALA: FEATURING LOS LOBOS

BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE

H O N O R I N G F O R M E R AR T I S T I C DIR E C TOR RO B E R T M O S S | G O L D S T E I N AU DITOR I U M I N S Y R AC U S E U N I V E R S I T Y ’ S S CH I NE S TU DE NT C E N T E R | F R I DAY, J U N E 1 6 , 9 : 0 0 P M

MUSIC BY KURT WEILL | LYRICS BY ALAN JAY LERNER, BERTOLT BRECHT, IRA GERSHWIN, MICHAEL FEINGOLD, OGDEN NASH, MAXWELL ANDERSEN, MARC BLITZSTEIN, JACQUES DEVAL, PAUL GREEN, LANGSTON HUGHES, GEORGE TABORI, AND ARNOLD WEINSTEIN | TEXT FORMAT BY GENE LERNER MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS BY NEWTON WAYLAND | ORIGINALLY DIRECTED BY DONALD SADDLER | ORIGINALLY PRODUCED BY GENE LERNER AND HANK KAUFMAN | DIRECTED BY DAVID LOWENSTEIN | MUSICAL DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET | CHOREOGRAPHY BY ANDREA LEIGHSMITH | MAY 5 – 13 | OPENING NIGHT: MAY 6

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

In this review style musical, Kurt Weill’s greatest theater songs are presented in a fluid blend of music and story spanning 20 eventful years, from 1930s Germany to 1950s America. The Threepenny Opera, Knickerbocker Holiday, and Lost In The Stars are among more than a dozen Weill pieces referenced as the composer’s partnerships, musical and romantic, are explored. An intoxicating retrospective and a joyous and moving celebration of one of the most extraordinary composers of the 20th century.

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

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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

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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

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Cami Cortez

Kristina Bell

Olivia Moffa

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Geraldine Wason

Lily Byrne

Sarah Linquest

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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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HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE SPONSOR

The Reisman Foundation values what Syracuse Stage brings to the cultural fabric of Central New York, making it a better place to live and work. The Foundation is pleased to support the production of How I Learned to Drive. Congratulations on another great season.

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.

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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§ 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« $250 - $499 Freeman Interiors Geddes Federal Savings

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

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CORPORATE, FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT HONOR ROLL 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§

$2,500 - $4,999 Dr. William J. Clark, Jr. Fund« The Estate of Rosemary Curtis

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 Robin Curtis* & David Zellar« Ed & Susan Downing Therese & Richard* Driscoll« Dana & Peggy Dudarchik

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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.« William & Rosemary Pooler Rissa & Michael Ratner« Dene A. Sarason Elaine & Michael* Shende Margaret & Richard* Shirtz« Leslie Kohman & Jeffrey Smith«


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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 Bob & Bobbie Constable 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« John Druke« 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 Maren & Mark Brown Marlene A. Brown« Marion L. Burke Mary & Bill Butler« Craig & Kathy Byrum Ann Clarke« Barbara & Goodwin Cooke Mr. W. Carroll Coyne Judith Dannible Bill & Terry Delevan Wynetta Devore« Sandra Marie DiBianco Cynthia Dietz Alan B. Dolmatch Walter & Linda Dudas Jonathan & Rosanne Ecker Richard Ernst« Anita & Allen Frank

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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


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 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« Marilyn & Mike Sees« 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 Roslyn Bilford Nicki Bisson« Gerald & Barbara Black Barbara Bloom Gary & Fran Bockus Dick Bowman Bernie & Ona Cohn Bregman« Virginia Brennan Jenifer Breyer Caroline & Nicholas Brust« Carol Bryant Jennifer Bryer Helen Buck Frank & Kathy Campagna« Naomi & Jim Cannon« Joan Carlon Tom & Maryann Carranti Timothy McLaughlin & Diane Cass Dr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Cassady

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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 Doris King in memory of Austin Hoffman II Richard & Joan Kollgaard in honor of Don Buschmann & Tracey White Lorraine LaDuke in honor of Mrs. Cecile LaDuke Janet W. Lowe in honor of Bob Moss Gerald Mager in tribute of Thomas A. Brisk John Huppertz & Diane Mastin in honor of Fran & Sally Lou Nichols Carl Peterson & Margaret Maurer in memory of Jacqueline Coley Mr. Wallace J. McDonald in memory of Betty Lourie Richard Midlam in tribute of Barbara Midlam Lyn Morsillo & Vanessa Kalette in honor of Tracey White & Mary Kennett Janice Nelson in honor of Bea & Irving Solomon


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« Alvin & Sandra Holmes Marcia Hayden-Horan & Philip Horan Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hovey Guy & Patricia Howard Dr. Harold Husovsky & Dr. Susan E. Stred Jim & Sherri Hyla Virginia Jacob Richard Jaeger Janet Jaffe« Anne Jamison & Peter Vanable

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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 Corrine & Lynn Smith in support of Open Captioning H. Paul Steiner in honor of Renée & Ben & Tracey White Union Bank & Trust in Honor of Betty Lourie


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« Ed & Susan Kelley 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 Dennis & Doren Norfleet Neil Novelli Brenda Neuss« Robert & Beth Oddy Ute Oestreicher Howard McLaughlin & Mary O’Hara Sally O’Herin« Albert & Joy Oliver Phyllis & Chuck Olmsted

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Carol Bryant & Richard Ward in honor of Virginia & Fritz Parker Lynda Wheat In Honor of Barbara Beckos Lynda & Terry Wheat in memory of Betty Lourie Lynda Wheat in Honor of Diana Coles JoAnne Wickman in honor of Arlene Alpaugh Janet Willis in memory of Genevieve Thuma

Donna & Richard O’Neil« Timothy & JoDean Orcutt Deborah O’Shea« 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 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 Larry Volan & Sara Warner« Dr. & Mrs. Donald Washburn Sara & Jay Wason«

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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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 60


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

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

General Manager...............................................................................................................Jon Wilson 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

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ACCESSIBILITY PERFORMANCES 2016/17 HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE

Sat. Apr. 15, 3:00 S Sat. Apr. 22, 3:00 AD Wed. Apr. 19, 2:00 O Sun. Apr. 23, 2:00 O

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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