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L E T T E R F R O M T H E M A N AG I N G D I R E C TO R WELCOME TO SYRACUSE STAGE! Thank you for joining us for The Magic Play, which closes our 45th season. And what a season it’s been!

 Photo: Marc Safran

Artistic director Bob Hupp made his Syracuse Stage directorial debut with The Three Musketeers, and later, brought the electric Next to Normal to our stage. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime, featuring actor Mickey Rowe, took audiences on a captivating journey and brought national media attention to Syracuse. More than 23,000 people saw The Wizard of Oz, with the dazzling work of 2 Ring Circus and Syracuse University Department of Drama students on full display. Lorraine Hansberry’s classic, A Raisin in the Sun, proved as moving and relevant in 2018 as when it debuted in 1959. This season also saw the launch of the Cold Read festival, curated by associate artistic director Kyle Bass, with exciting artists in residence bravely sharing their newest work in its earliest stages.

Not a single bit of this programming would happen without your generous support. Ticket sales provide only a third of Stage’s annual operating funds, and contributions from donors are critical to ensuring Stage can bring first-class artistic work to our stages and provide meaningful outreach and educational opportunities across Central New York.

Stage’s education programs served over 20,000 youth this season–the Bank of America Children’s Tour, two “Backstory” historical offerings, and student matinees opened the world of theatre to young audiences; playwriting workshops culminated in the Young Playwrights Festival and the Young Adult Council gave voice to teens with a passion for their communities. Born, Raised, and Trained was piloted at Indian River High School, with children of Fort Drum personnel and lifelong Indian River residents creating a new theater piece, side by side, to be performed at Stage on May 25 and live streamed for deployed family members. Stage’s first forays into Theatre for the Very Young are underway with House for Mouse, an interactive theatre performance for ages 18 months to 5 years old, traveling to Onondaga County Public Libraries in May.

Please consider joining our “45 Campaign” with a gift of $45 in honor of Stage’s 45th season. Stop by the concierge table in the lobby for a giving envelope and a token of our appreciation. With gratitude for the role you play, we look forward to seeing you next season!

Jill A. Anderson Managing Director

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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S 13 | Letter from the Managing Director 17 | Title 19 | Cast & Credits 20 | Dramaturgical 29 | Cast & Artistic Staff Bios 45 | Mission/Vision 45 | About Syracuse Stage 45 | In the Community 47 | Next at Syracuse Stage 47 | Next at the Department of Drama 48 | Board of Trustees 49 | Emeritus Circle 49 | Education Advocacy Board 49 | Young Adult Council 51 | Sponsors 52 | Corporate, Foundation &

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53 | Endowment & Planned Gifts 53 | Individual Gifts 54 | In Tribute 61 | Matching Gift Program 62 | Staff 64 | Accessibility Performances 65 | General Information

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By Stephen Karam | Directed by Mark Cuddy | Co-produced with Geva Theatre Center

Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin | Music by Matthew Sklar | Lyrics by Chad Beguelin | Directed by Donna Drake | Choreography by Brian J. Marcum | Musical Direction by Brian Cimmet | Based on the New Line Cinema film by David Berenbaum | Co-produced with the Syracuse University Department of Drama

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P R E S E N T S I N A S S O C I AT I O N W I T H A C T O R S T H E AT R E O F L O U I S V I L L E A N D P O R T L A N D C E N T E R S TA G E

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Andrew Hinderaker DIRECTED BY

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Brett Schneider ORIGINAL MUSIC & SCENIC DESIGNER

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Lizzie Bracken

Alison Siple

Jesse Belsky

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The Magic Play was originally commissioned by Roundabout Theatre Company and produced in a developmental production in Goodman Theatre’s 2014 New Stages Festival and received its World Premiere at Goodman Theatre, Chicago, Illinois on October 21, 2016 Robert Falls, Artistic Director Roche Schulfer, Executive Director April 25 - May 13, 2018 17


An Evening Honoring CHANCELLOR KENT SYVERUD & DR. RUTH CHEN FEATURING THE VOCAL STYLINGS OF RANGE a capella FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2018 | 6:00 P.M. HILDEGARDE AND J. MYER SCHINE STUDENT CENTER The Gala is Stage’s largest fundraiser, benefitting artistic and educational programming. Syracuse Stage is pleased to announce the Gala will honor Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud and his wife Dr. Ruth Chen. Syracuse Stage looks forward to celebrating the Stage Syracuse University partnership that uniquely benefits the students, the University, and the community! This year’s

gala will include cocktails, dinner and a silent auction and will take place at the University’s Schine Student Center. To further capture the Orange Spirit, entertainment for the evening will feature RANGE, an a capella group founded by Syracuse University Drama alumni. Invitations will be mailed out in April, but tickets and tables are on sale now for what we anticipate will be a sell-out event.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT TINA MORGAN, 315-443-3931 OR TMORG100@SYR.EDU.

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THE CAST (speaking order)

The Magician................................................Brett Schneider The Diver.............................................................Sean Parris Another Magician................................................Jack Bronis Brett Schneider is a professional magician. No actors or stooges are used as volunteers in this show. The video feed of The Magician’s table is an unaltered feed. There will be one fifteen-minute intermission. ADDITIONAL CREDITS Assistant to the Director: Megan Castleberry Associate Lighting Designer: Max Doolittle Stage Management Apprentice: Em Piraino Stage Management Intern: Rebecca Hoi Wardrobe Supervisor: Sarah Stark Sound Journeyman: Trinisha Dupree Electrics Apprentice: Anastasia Sioris Follow Spot Operator: Chris Green Deck Crew: Erin C Brett, Brian McBurney Deck Crew/Aerial Operator: Jeff Wilson Official Hotels for Guest Artists: The Genesee Grande Hotel, Parkview Hotel

*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. The Magic Play 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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MAKING MAGIC The Magic Play is the result of a multi-year collaboration between playwright Andrew Hinderaker and magician and actor Brett Schneider. Andrew and Brett spoke about their love of magic and their work on this stunning theatrical hyrbid.  BRETT SCHNEIDER IN THE MAGIC PLAY. PHOTO: BILL BRYMER.

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 PLAYWRIGHT ANDREW HINDERAKER. PHOTO: EMI CLARK.

AN INTERVIEW WITH PLAYWRIGHT ANDREW HINDERAKER BY EMILY SORENSEN ES: What sparked the idea for The Magic Play? AH: I have been a fan of magic for a very, very long time. I had an uncle who was both a professional set designer and an amateur magician. And he taught me my very first magic trick when I was a little kid. On a larger level, I just like what magic can do as a form of theatre. For me, the essence of theatre is its impermanence. The idea that we are in this space together for a limited amount of time.

I think magic in some ways captures the essence of that so beautifully, and it is really about the profound beauty in the theatricality of a moment. That idea of a moment that wakes us up or shifts our perception or teaches us we’ve been looking at exactly the right thing, but somehow we still missed something, is such an extraordinary experience as an audience member–to sort of supercharge us to be more present, to be more awake. I think that is the essence of theatre at its 21

“I’ve been to magic shows where people are gasping out loud, screaming profanities inadvertently, or where they’ve just burst into tears. And I can’t help but ask: why doesn’t the theatre feel like that more often?”


“Being a playwright is not totally unlike being a magician: you are crafting an experience, you are manipulating an audience. And one of the things that interests me is how do I loosen that grip a little bit as a playwright.” best. I’ve been to magic shows where people are gasping out loud, screaming profanities inadvertently, or where they’ve just burst into tears. And I can’t help but ask: why doesn’t the theatre feel like that more often? That was the initial inspiration and I pretty quickly thereafter started working with Brett Schneider–we came together in early 2013–and started talking about this piece. Initially, I reached out to Brett just to talk about magic and why he does it, and by really the end of the first meeting I thought, “I’ve got to try to write the role for this person.” ES: What did you discover during the development process? AH: I was interested in

telling a piece about a theatre artist who was broken in some way. And when I got into the world of magic I think one of the things that struck me was this sort of intrinsic metaphor of someone who can never be fully present for all of these miraculous experiences they were providing for somebody else. Being a playwright is not totally unlike being a magician: you are crafting an experience, you are manipulating an audience. And one of the things that interests me is how do I loosen that grip a little bit as a playwright. How do I become more of a generous theatre artist, both toward the collaborative team that I work with and the audience that we’re fortunate enough to engage with? What does that mean to give 22

up a little control? And I think that’s a big part of what we’re exploring in this play. ES: What will you take with you to your future work? AH: A lot. For me, [magic] sort of raises the bar for what you demand from a piece of theatre. One of the things that’s so rewarding about this play that I’ll continue to take into future work is that this can only happen in the theatre. More and more, I’m interested in writing theatrical events rather than plays, and this has been a huge inspiration for continuing to lean into that.

Emily Sorensen is the dramaturg, at the Olney Theatre Center.


 PERFORMER/MAGIC CREATOR BRETT SCHNEIDER.

AN INTERVIEW WITH PERFORMER/ MAGIC CREATOR BRETT SCHNEIDER BY MICHAEL MELLINI MM: When did you first become interested in magic? BS: I received a magic kit as a gift as a child, but was too young to understand it, so it sat on a shelf until I was probably 11 or 12 years old. Once I was able to teach myself, I pulled it down and was hooked. A lot of kids go through a magic phase but then lose interest. I stuck with it because, in addition to my magic kit, I found a local magic shop in San Francisco called Misdirections that just blew my mind and

opened up a whole new world of possibilities. I had some friends who were interested in magic, but I mostly learned the old school way through books and then started performing on my own part time as a teenager. MM: Is that when you decided to incorporate elements of traditional theatre into your shows? BS: As a teenager I started really getting into theatre separately. I was lucky to have a great high school drama teacher who taught a lot of improv 23

“In my mind, magic is a subcategory of theatre. I don’t see them as separate anymore. Theatre is an umbrella term that covers so many different things. If you’re an illusionist or a mind reader, you’re a theatre artist.”


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“Andrew Hinderaker wrote this piece in such a manner that the performances literally can’t happen the same way twice and the show will always be different depending on the audience that night. That’s really exciting and really satisfies Andrew’s desire to take real risks in the theatre.” and ensemble-driven theatre that inspired me to embrace the storytelling aspect of theatre. As I was performing more as a teenager, theatre helped my magic and vice versa. I didn’t really think of combining the two until I was at Northwestern University. I had a writing partner who was into performance art and we started picking apart magic as a craft and why it’s valuable and what we found interesting about it. In my mind, magic is a subcategory of theatre. I don’t see them as separate anymore. Theatre is an umbrella term that covers so many different things. If you’re an illusionist or a mind reader, you’re a theatre artist. Your magic and craft is simply the medium you choose. MM: Due to the audience

participation in The Magic Play, each performance is different. Do you enjoy that as a performer? BS: It’s incredible. I can’t say enough about how much of a gift this project has been for me over the last few years. It’s pushed me in so many ways as a magician, an actor, an illusion designer, a storyteller and has really helped me hone my craft. Andrew Hinderaker wrote this piece in such a manner that the performances literally can’t happen the same way twice and the show will always be different depending on the audience that night. That’s really exciting and really satisfies Andrew’s desire to take real risks in the theatre. MM: Do you believe magicians should ever reveal the secrets behind their tricks?

 LEFT: BRETT SCHNEIDER IN THE

MAGIC PLAY. PHOTO: BILL BRYMER.

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BS: It’s a case by case situation. If I’m working as a consultant on a theatre piece and collaborating with other artists, I’m eager to teach the production team how and why something works and how to do it best. During the production process for this show, I met with all of the incredible designers. When I taught them something, they would add their own ideas and completely improve it. I have no qualms about sharing secrets with those who are ready to learn because that’s how I learned. For those who are willing to work hard, the answers are there. There’s a saying: “The door to magic may be closed, but it isn’t locked.”

Michael Mellini is the OnStage editor at the Goodman Theatre.


WORKS LIKE MAGIC IN TYPICAL THEATRE, AN ACTOR HOLDS UP A stick, and you make believe it’s a sword. In magic, that sword has to seem absolutely 100 percent real, even when it’s 100 percent fake. It has to draw blood. Theatre is “willing suspension of disbelief.” Magic is unwilling suspension of disbelief. –Teller (Magician)

FROM THE VERY START, THE MOMENT A magician looks into his practice mirror, he is envisioning an alien awareness–a mind other than his own, perceiving an illusion that he is creating but cannot actually experience for himself. –Jamy Ian Swiss (Magician)

A ROMANTIC NOVEL CAN MAKE YOU CRY. A horror movie can make you shiver.  A symphony can carry you away on an emotional storm; it can go straight to the heart or the feet. But magic goes straight to the brain; its essence is intellectual.  –Teller (Magician)

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THE STORY [OF DAVID VERNER1 ], as usually told, emphasizes [his] search for “naturalness,” for methods of card manipulation that would look entirely real, even under scrutiny. The deeper meaning of the myth, though, is that the magician is one of the few true artists left on earth, for whom the mastery of technique means more than anything that might be gained by it. –Adam Gopnick2

FRIENDSHIPS, FLIRTATIONS, EVEN love affairs depend, like magic tricks, on a constant exchange of incomplete but tantalizing information. We are always reducing the claim or raising the proof. The magician teaches us that romance lies in an unstable contest of minds that leaves us knowing it’s a trick but not which one it is, and being impressed by the other person’s ability to let the trickery go on. Frauds master our minds; magicians, like poets and lovers, engage them in a permanent maze of possibilities. The trick is to renew the possibilities, to keep them from becoming schematized, to let them be imperfect, and the question between us is always “Who’s the magician?” When we say that love is magic, we are telling a truth deeper, and more ambiguous, than we know. –Adam Gopnick2

1David Verner, also known as Dai Vernon, a Canadian magician who is considered “the Picasso” of modern magic. 2From “The Real Work: Modern Magic and the Meaning of Life” The New Yorker, March 17, 2008

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CAST Jack Bronis (Another Magician) is thrilled to be making his Syracuse Stage debut. Jack also played the role of Another Magician in the Actors Theatre of Louisville and Portland Center Stage productions of The Magic Play. He was a founding member of The Noble Fool Theater, with whom he performed in The Underpants, Roasting Chestnuts, The Baritones, and  Flanagan’s Wake, among others. Films include  The Last Rites of Joe May, Chicago Overcoat, Best if Used By, and  For a Good Time. Television roles include Chicago Fire, Early Edition, The Playboy Club, and Unsolved Mysteries. He is a longtime faculty member of The Second City and Acting Studio Chicago. He conceived and is the original director and a co-creator of Flanagan’s Wake, and wrote book and lyrics for Vikings! A Musical in Two Axe.

Alabama Sky (Court Theatre); The Magic Play (Goodman Theatre, Portland Center Stage at the Armory); Compass, Animal Farm, The Drunken City (Steppenwolf ); The Whipping Man (Northlight); A Girl With Sun in Her Eyes (Pinebox Theatre). Television credits: Sickos (Gun Collective); Chicago PD (NBC); The Chi (Showtime); Brujos (OpenTV’s original web series). He is represented by Paonessa Talent Agency. Brett Schneider (The Magician) is thrilled to be appearing at Syracuse Stage for the first time. Regional Theatre: The Magic Play at The Goodman Theatre, Olney Theatre Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Portland Center Stage; The Glass Menagerie at Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Peter and the Wolf at Lookingglass Theatre Company. Off-Broadway:  The Magic Play (workshop) at Roundabout Theatre Company. Other theatre: The Great God Pan at Next Theatre; The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle at Steep Theatre; Homecoming 1972 at Chicago Dramatists; Rose and the Rime at The House Theatre. Television: Rise (NBC); Chicago Fire (NBC); Chicago PD (NBC);  Chicago MED (NBC); Vinyl (HBO); Sirens (USA). Additional credits: Schneider is a graduate of Northwestern University and The School at Steppenwolf. He is also a professional magician, illusion designer, and a member of the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, California.

Sean Parris (The Diver) is excited to make his Syracuse Stage debut. He was born in L.A., and raised in Miami and Georgia by his amazing Mom. He currently lives in Chicago. Sean received his M.F.A. from Depaul University’s Theatre School, and is a graduate of Black Box Acting Academy. Some Chicago credits include: Space Age (Free Street Theatre), a two-man show, created with real life intimate partner Ricardo Gamboa; Blues For An

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Lizzie Bracken (Scenic Designer) is delighted to be designing at Syracuse Stage. Regional theatre: The Magic Play at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Olney Theatre Center and Goodman Theatre;  Lord of the Flies,  The Book Thief, Blacktop Sky and  See What I Wanna See at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Chicago credits: Burning Bluebeard  with The Ruffians; Endgame,  Ivywild and Six Characters in Search of an Author with The Hypocrites;  PopWaits  and  44 plays for 44 Presidents with The Neo-Futurists. Lizzie received her M.F.A. from The University of Texas at Austin and B.Arch. from University of Notre Dame. Lizzie was an assistant professor at North Central College for several years and, prior to her career in theatre, was an architect with Fairfax & Sammons Architects in New York. 

University, a community member of The Hypocrites, an artistic associate with Lookingglass Theatre Company and an associate company member of Steep Theatre. alisonsiple.com Jesse Belsky (Lighting Designer) is delighted to be working at Syracuse Stage. Regional credits include The Year of Magical Thinking (Arena Stage); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Ford’s Theatre); Lydia and Rough Crossing (Yale Repertory Theatre); Handbagged and The Book Of Will (Round House Theatre); The Mystery of Love & Sex (Signature Theatre); Sense & Sensibility and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Folger Theatre); The Year of Magical Thinking (PlayMakers Repertory Company); The Magic Play (Olney Theatre Center); The Effect, Three Sisters, No Sisters and ANIMAL (Studio Theatre); and Everything is Illuminated (Theater J). New York City designs include The Body Politic (59E59 Theaters); Lysistrata and Women of Troy (La MaMa Annex); and My Trip Down the Pink Carpet (starring Leslie Jordan). Mr. Belsky holds a B.A. from Duke University, an M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama and has taught lighting design at Connecticut College and UNC Greensboro. jessebelsky.com

Alison Siple (Costume Designer). Recent projects include Lost Laughs (Merrimack Repertory Theatre); You Got Older (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (TimeLine Theatre Company); Angels in America, Airness and The 39 Steps (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Earthquakes in London, Motortown (Steep Theatre); The Yeomen of the Guard (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Our Town (Almeida Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, The Broad Stage, Barrow Street Theatre, The Hypocrites); All Our Tragic, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, H.M.S. Pinafore (The Hypocrites). She is a graduate of Northwestern

Matthew M. Nielson (Original Music and Sound Design). Off-Broadway: The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival, 59E59 Theaters and Lincoln Center. Regional: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Dela-

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F ware Theatre Company, Arena Stage, Ford’s Theatre, The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Barrington Stage Company, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Olney Theatre Center, Round House Theatre and Theater Alliance. Film and television: The Hero Effect, Death in Time, Elbow Grease, Blue,  Epix Drive-In, From Hell to Here, The Good Ways of Things  and  The Long Road. Nielson is a founding member of the audio theatre company The Audible Group and creator of the audio web series Troublesome Gap. He has won several Helen Hayes Awards and various film festival awards for his work in theatre, film and television. He is currently running Sound Lab Studios, a recording studio and postproduction house. curiousmusic.com

ica (parts one and two), The Hour of Feeling and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. Philip has also designed media for productions at Playwrights Horizons, Mark Taper Forum, Brooklyn Academy of Music and others. Mr. Allgeier is a graduate of Western Kentucky University.           Jim Steinmeyer (Magic Consultant) has been called the “celebrated invisible man, designer and creative brain behind many of the great stage magicians of the last quarter-century” by The New York Times. Mr. Steinmeyer’s illusions have been featured by Doug Henning, Siegfried and Roy, David Copperfield, Ricky Jay and many others. He created special illusions for the Broadway productions of Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Mary Poppins and Aladdin. He is also the author of best-selling books on the history and practice of magic, including Hiding the Elephant, The Glorious Deception and The Last Greatest Magician in the World.

Philip Allgeier (Media Designer) has performed multiple media-related duties for television and live events across the country. Philip has been the media technologist for Actors Theatre of Louisville since 2008, where he has designed media for more than 50 productions, including many world premieres for the Humana Festival of New American Plays, such as Lucas Hnath's The Christians, Charles L. Mee's  The Glory of the World and Will Eno›s Gnit. Additional credits at Actors Theatre of Louisville: The Mountaintop, At the Vanishing Point, The 39 Steps,  The Last Five Years,  Peter and the Starcatcher, Angels in Amer-

Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi (Aerial Consultant) has been creating her unique brand of circus-inspired choreography since leaving her career as a circus acrobat in the early 1990s. She is a co-founder and the current artistic director of The Actors Gymnasium outside of Chicago, where she serves as master teacher, choreographer and director of The Professional Circus Training Program. Sylvia has been an artistic associate of the Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre Company since 1999.

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F She has worked on more than 15 productions with the company, winning three of her four Joseph Jefferson Awards with them. She also won the 3Arts Award for Design (2014) and the Award of Honor for Outstanding Contributions by The Illinois Theatre Association.

The Musical (Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival). Dance production credits include: All that Jazz, Slightly Sinful, Ballet on the Edge, The Nutcracker (Rochester City Ballet, under the direction of David Palmer). LJ is a graduate of the Stage Management program in Syracuse University’s Department of Drama, and she’s now based on Long Island. 

Laura Jane Collins (Stage Manager) returns for her eighth season with Syracuse Stage and has stage managed three productions: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Next to Normal, and  The Magic Play. She spends the majority of her time working with theatres in Central New York. Regional credits include: Disgraced, How I Learned to Drive, The Christians, Stupid F***ing Bird, Steve Martin’s The Underpants, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, The Piano Lesson, Chinglish, Scorched, Good People, Two Trains Running, Moby Dick, Red, The Boys Next Door, and  No Child… (Syracuse Stage); The Foreigner, Third,  The Hound of the Baskervilles, God of Carnage, Around the World in 80 Days, 4000 Miles, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Lend Me a Tenor (Hangar Theatre); Ghost:

ZFX, Inc. (Flying Effects). Founded in 1994, ZFX, Inc. is the complete service provider for flying effects. They don’t just handle the rigging or flying harnesses. They’re not just skilled at automation, choreography, and flying design. ZFX, Inc. covers every aspect of flying possibilities. From high schools to Broadway, churches to special events, ZFX, Inc. zealously pursues its goal of worldwide domination of the performer flying industry (galactic domination coming soon). Their infectious enthusiasm comes at no additional charge. They don’t wake up and put their pants on one leg at a time like the others do. They wrap themselves in kilts and stride boldly out into the world.

P L AY W R I G H T Andrew Hinderaker is an ensemble member of The Gift Theatre in Chicago, where his play Suicide, Incorporated premiered before subsequent productions in New York and throughout the world. Additional plays include I Am Going To Change The World, Dirty, Kingsville and Colossal, which

received the 2015 Helen Hayes Award for Best New Play. Hinderaker is thrilled to be working at Syracuse Stage and presenting The Magic Play, an almost five-year collaboration with actor/magician Brett Schneider and director Halena Kays. Hinderaker holds an M.F.A. in playwriting from

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P L AY W R I G H T The University of Texas at Austin and also works as a television writer, where recent credits include Penny Dreadful (Showtime), Pure Genius (CBS) and The Path (Hulu). He was recently

nominated for another Helen Hayes for The Magic Play (Olney Theatre Center), as well as a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Individual Episode of a Television Series.

DIRECTOR Halena Kays is thrilled to be working at Syracuse Stage. Regional theatre: The Magic Play at Goodman Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville and Olney Theatre Center; Lord of the Flies at Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Feast (part of a collaborative directing effort) for The Albany Park Theatre Project at Goodman Theatre. Chicago credits: Pop Waits, Burning Bluebeard, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, Daredevils, Daredevils Hamlet and Fake Lake at The Neo-

Futurists (artistic associate); and Endgame, Ivywild and Six Characters in Search of an Author at The Hypocrites. Kays is the former artistic director of The Hypocrites and cofounder and former artistic director of Barrel of Monkeys. She has been nominated for a Jefferson Citation for Best Supporting Actress and Best Direction and is a recipient of the 3Arts Award. She is the professor of directing at Middle Tennessee State University.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Robert Hupp is in his second season as artistic director of Syracuse Stage. The Three Musketeers marked his Syracuse Stage directing debut. Prior to coming to central New York, Robert spent seventeen seasons as the producing artistic director of Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock. He directed over 30 productions for Arkansas Rep ranging from Hamlet to Les Miserables to The Grapes of Wrath. In New York City, Robert directed the American premieres of Glyn Maxwell’s The Lifeblood and Wolfpit for the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble. He also served for nine seasons as the artistic

director of the Obie Award winning Jean Cocteau Repertory. At the Cocteau, Robert’s directing credits include works by Buchner, Wilder, Cocteau, Shaw, Wedekind and the premieres of the Bentley/Milhaud version of Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy and Eduardo de Filippo’s Napoli Millionaria. He has held faculty positions at Pennsylvania’s Dickinson College and, in Arkansas, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Hendrix College. Robert served as vice president of the Board of Directors of the Theatre Communications Group and has served on funding panels for the National Endowment

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR for the Arts, the Theatre Communications Group, the New Jersey State Council of the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. While in Arkansas, Robert was named both Non-Profit Executive of the Year

by the Arkansas Business Publishing Group, and Individual Artist of the year by the Arkansas Arts Council. He and his wife, Clea, ride herd over a blended family of five children, two dogs, and a cat named Pi.

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, who recently curated the Cold Read Festival, is a two-time recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (for fiction in 1998 and playwriting in 2010), a finalist for the Princess Grace Playwriting Award, a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwriting Conference,

and Pushcart Prize nominee. His new play Possessing Harriet, commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association, will have its world premiere at Syracuse Stage in October. Kyle is the co-author of the original screenplay for the film Day of Days, which stars award-winning veteran actor Tom Skerritt (Alien, Top Gun, Steel Magnolias, A River Runs Through It) and was

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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 released by Broad Green Pictures in 2017. Kyle is currently writing the screenplay adaptation of the novel Milk by Darcy Steinke and has been commissioned by the Society for New Music to write the libretto for an opera based on the life and music of legendry folk singer and guitarist Libba Cotten. Kyle is the co-author (with Ping Chong) of Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo, which had its world premiere at Syracuse Stage and was subsequently produced at La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York City. 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 subsequently produced at Yale Rep and the Kennedy Center. Kyle’s Separated, a piece of documentary theatre about the student military veterans at Syracuse University, was first present-

ed at Syracuse Stage in 2017, directed by Robert Hupp. Kyle’s prose and other writings have appeared in the journals Folio and Stone Canoe, among others, and in the anthology Alchemy of the Word: Writers Talk about Writing and he has appeared as a guest on National Public Radio’s “Tell Me More,” discussing race in American theatre. Kyle has taught in the MFA Creative Writing program at Goddard College since 2006 and was recently named to the Burke Endowed Chair for Regional Studies at Colgate University. Kyle also teaches playwriting in Syracuse University’s Department of Drama, theatre courses in the Department of African American Studies, and has taught playwriting at Hobart & William Smith College. Kyle holds an MFA in Playwriting from Goddard College, is Drama Editor for the journal Stone Canoe and is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America.

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Thank you for making Syracuse Stage your artistic home! We are delighted to present our 45th season – a season that explores the meaning of home and belonging. Gifts to Syracuse Stage allows us to create work that touches tens of thousands of lives each season – providing a “home” to explore new ideas, review classics, and celebrate the magic of theatre! With your help, teams of professional actors, designers, and directors join Stage’s talented artisans to bring new worlds to our Central New York Community. Gifts to Syracuse Stage support our team every step of the way and allow them to bring out productions to life. Our “Magic of 44” campaign last season was a resounding success and your generosity resulted in us meeting our fundraising goal! We here at Stage are immensely grateful for your giving, and for allowing us to reach out to the community. Please help make this year as successful as the last. Thank you to the thousands of patrons each year who support our home. Every Gift Matters. Make yours today. WWW.SYRACUSESTAGE.ORG | 315-443-3931

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MISSION/VISION Mission: Syracuse Stage is a global village

University, we create innovative, adventurous, and entertaining productions of new plays, classics, and musicals, and offer interactive education and outreach programs in Central New York. Vision: Syracuse Stage illuminates the many truths of our common humanity through the transformative power of live theatre.

square where renowned artists and audiences of all ages gather to celebrate our cultural richness, witness the many truths of our common humanity, and explore the transformative power of live theatre. Celebrating our 45th season as a professional theatre in residence at Syracuse

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

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

premier professional theatre. Founded in 1974, Stage has produced more than 300 plays in 44 seasons including a number of world, American, and East Coast premieres. Each season 70,000 patrons enjoy an adventurous mix of new plays and bold interpretations of classics and musicals featuring the finest theatre artists. In addition, Stage maintains a vital educational outreach program that annually serves over 20,000 students throughout Central New York. Syracuse Stage is a member of The League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the largest professional theatre association in the country. America’s leading actors, directors and designers work and/or have worked at Stage including: Tony Award-winners Lillias White, Chuck Cooper, and Elizabeth Franz, Emmy recipient Jean Stapleton, Sam Waterston, John Cullum, James Whitmore, Ben Gazzara, and Ping Chong. These visit-

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.

INDIGENOUS LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Syracuse Stage acknowledges with respect the Onondaga Nation, the indigenous people on whose ancestral lands we now stand.

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THE DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA

GALA 2018

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

AN EVENING HONORING CHANCELLOR KENT SYVERUD & DR. RUTH CHEN | FEATURING THE VOCAL STYLINGS OF RANGE A CAPELLA F R I DAY, J U N E 8 , 2 0 1 8 , 6 : 0 0 P. M. | H I LDE G A R D E AN D J. M Y E R S C H I N E S TU DE NT C E NTE R

BOOK B Y HOWA RD ASHMAN | MUSIC BY ALAN ME NK E N | LYR I CS BY HOWARD ASHMAN BA S E D ON THE F ILM BY RO G ER CO RMAN , S C R E E NP LAY B Y CHARLES G RIF F ITH DIR E C TE D B Y B R IAN CIMMET | CHO REO G RAPHY B Y A NDR E A LE IG H-SMITH | MAY 4 -12 OP E NING NIGH T: MAY 5

The Gala is Stage’s largest fundraiser, benefitting artistic and educational programming. Syracuse Stage is pleased to announce the Gala will honor Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud and his wife Dr. Ruth Chen. Syracuse Stage looks forward to celebrating the Stage - Syracuse University partnership that uniquely benefits the students, the University, and the community! This year’s gala will include cocktails, dinner and a silent auction and will take place at the University’s Schine Student Center. To further capture the Orange Spirit, entertainment for the evening will feature RANGE, an a capella group founded by Syracuse University Drama alumni. Invitations will be mailed out in April, but tickets and tables are on sale now for what we anticipate will be a sell-out event.

In 1982 a space alien invaded Off-OffBroadway, and in a quest for world domination quickly spawned iterations Off-Broadway, in London’s West End, on film, on Broadway, on tours throughout America, in countries around the world, and most insidiously in high schools and community theaters everywhere. Born of a low budget 1960s science fiction movie, the carnivorous plant-like alien, named Audrey II, arrived in a vehicle called Little Shop of Horrors and came armed with an infectious 50s/60s pop-inflected musical score and a delightfully quirky love story. Horticulture never seemed so dangerous, or so much fun. Warning: don’t feed the plants.

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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 Dean, University College 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 Anderson** Managing Director Syracuse Stage George S. Bain Freelance Editor and Writer Dan Berman Partner Hancock Estabrook, LLP Sandra Brown President Grandma Brown’s Beans, Inc.

Robin Curtis Zellar Homes/Berkshire Hathaway CNY Realty Richard Driscoll Sr. Commercial Banking Relationship Manager Commercial Banking Division NBT Bank Herman R. Frazier Senior Deputy Athletics Director Syracuse University Helene Gold Private Voice & Piano Instructor Neil Gold Retired VP Gold Pure Food Products Jacki Goldberg VP Fundraising Syracuse Stage Guild

Suzanne McAuliffe Retired Educator Rod McDonald Bond, Schoeneck & King Molly Mulvihill VP, Market Manager Enterprise Business & Community Engagement Bank of America Virginia Parker Retired Educator Annette Peters Marketing Director Syracuse Media Group Kendall Phillips Associate Dean, Global Academic Programs and Initiatives Syracuse University Robert Pomfrey

Nancy Green Investment Advisor Edward S. Green & Associates

Amir Rahnamay-Azar Chief Financial Officer Syracuse University

John Huhtala Relationship Manager Middle Market Commercial Banking Chase

Molly Ryan Partner, Goldberg Segalla LLP

Robert Hupp** Artistic Director Syracuse Stage

L. John Steigerwald IV Marketing and Sales Representative Cathedral Candle Company

Kathy Kelly Health Educator, PNP, retired

Sharon Sullivan Community Volunteer

Larry Leatherman Retired Bristol-Myers Squibb, MOST

Cora Thomas Radio Host and Office Manager, WAER

Dan Lent Vice President Solvay Bank

Michael S. Tick Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Syracuse University

Rocco Mangano Partner Mangano Law Office, PLLC Maria Marrero Department of Drama Professor Syracuse University

Nancy Byrne Community Volunteer

Julia Martin Associate Attorney, Bousquet Holstein

Steve Chase Senior Vice President Harbridge Consulting Group

Kevin R. McAuliffe Partner Barclay Damon

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Robert Sarason Retired Lawyer, Organizer, Fundraiser

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 Joan Green Elizabeth Hartnett

Jack Mannion Margaret Martin Eric Mower Judy Mower

Michael Shende Jack Webb

SYRACUSE STAGE EDUCATION ADVOCACY BOARD Sara Bambino

Rhiannon Berry

Melissa Morgan

CICERO-NORTH SYRACUSE

LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL

BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

Elizabeth Defurio

Matthew Phillips

NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

David Fisselbrand

Jennifer Sabatino

AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL

CATO-MERIDIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

Todd Benware CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Jordan Berger JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

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

Jared Dunn

Lauren Lammers

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

FAYETTEVILLE-MANLIUS HIGH SCHOOL

C.W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL.

Chloe Butler

Ryan Dunn

Isabella Lantry

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

FAYETTEVILLE-MANLIUS HIGH SCHOOL

C.W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

Mackenzie Bruen

Garrett Frink

Olivia Moffa

C.W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Lily Byrne

Annie Gorham

Tyler Piper

CATO-MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL

C. W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

JORDAN-ELBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Derek Caldeira

Chloe Hill

Victoria Sayre

FABIUS POMPEY HIGH SCHOOL

PAUL V. MOORE HIGH SCHOOL

MARCELLUS HIGH SCHOOL

Emma Ciardy

Marcus Johnson

Peyton VanBoden

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

HOMESCHOOLED

Cami Cortez

Molly Kotzin

Eleanor Wester

WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL

Marissa DiGennaro JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

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THE MAGIC PLAY SPONSORS

At Community Bank, N.A., the word community is more than just part of our name. It’s a key component of our DNA, driving everything we do—from our values to the organizations we choose to support. For more than 40 years, Syracuse Stage has been an integral part of the Central New York community, making live theatre readily accessible to our friends, families and neighbors. Community Bank, N.A. is proud to support this year’s production of The Magic Play and Syracuse Stage’s continued success.

Raymour & Flanigan Furniture. There’s entertaining, and then there’s enriching people’s lives. Thank you for doing both with such talent, artistry and passion. We all owe you a standing ovation, Syracuse Stage, for showing us the ups and downs– and everything in between–of the human condition. Congratulations!

CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS*

Richard Mather Fund

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

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SYRACUSE STAGE ANNUAL GIFTS Syracuse Stage depends on the generosity of contributions from individuals, corporations, businesses, foundations and government agencies. It is with much gratitude that we recognize the following donors to our annual campaign. Contributors listed below represent donations received in the past twelve months. For information regarding levels of contribution and benefits of each please contact the Development office at 315.443.3931 or visit syracusestage.org

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

$5,000 - $7,499 Barclay Damon Carrier Corporation Community Bank N.A. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield The Grandma Brown Foundation Lockheed Martin Employees Federated Fund The Gifford Foundation« Lockheed Martin MST Pathfinder Bank Phoebe’s§ Pinnacle Raymour & Flanigan The SU Humanities Center presents as part of the 20172018 Syracuse Symposium™ on Belonging Syracuse Stage Board of Trustees Syracuse Stage Guild Tompkins Financial Advisors Upstate Medical University Wegmans $2,800 - $4,999 Bank of New York Mellon Cathedral Candle Company« The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation« Melvin & Mildred Eggers Family Charitable Foundation $1,500 - $2,799 Berkshire Hathaway CNY Realty Bond, Shoeneck & King, PLLC Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation

J.R. Clancy Crowne Plaza Syracuse§ Dolce Vita World Bistro§ McIntosh Box & Pallet Co., Inc.« National Grid Frank & Frances Revoir Foundation« Syracuse Blue Print§ Theatre Development Fund, Inc. $500 - $1,499 ACLS Mailing & Fulfillment§ Action Printwear, Inc.§ Anoplate Corp. Cardinal Health Eastern Security Service Heritage Masonry Restoration The Kelberman Center 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« Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education $250 - $499 Anaren« Alan Byer Volvo« Aspen Dental« Bill Rapp Subaru Bousquet Holstein PLLC Columbian Financial Group Dannible & McKee, LLP Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC Dunk & Bright Furniture

* = STAGE BOARD MEMBER, STAGE EMERITUS BOARD MEMBER, as of April 5, 2018

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CORPORATE, FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT HONOR ROLL Edward S. Green & Associates, LLC Elsbeth Rose East Freeman Interiors Geddes Federal Savings GE Foundation Giarrusso Building Supplies Gregory F. Wilt CPA PC Hebert Financial Strategies/ Dennis & Judy Hebert« Hueber-Breuer Construction Co, Inc. « International Stadium Trucking King David’s Restaurant« Longley Jones Paciorek Ortho Phoebes

Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation Bill Rapp Subaru Recess Coffee Reeves Farms Rockbridge Investment Rockacres Veterinary Hospital Salina Abstract & Title Agency Smith Contemporary Furniture/Smith Interiors Ltd SOS: Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Syracuse Securities The Concept@235 The Horowitch Family Foundation The Mid-York Press, Inc.

The Stoop« Tops Friendly Market University College of Syracuse University Carol Watson Greenhouse Zellar Homes Ltd. $75 - $249 Brady Systems Fulton Savings Bank Gaspirini Sales, Inc. Genuine Parts Company Lead to Success Sheats & Bailey PLLC Urist Financial & Retirement Planning, Inc. Visual Technologies Ann Wolfson Associates

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

$10,500 - $24,999 The Estate of Rosemary Curtis $5,000 - $9,999 Mary Louise Dunn Fund§

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

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS All new and increased gifts this season are matched dollar for dollar by The Richard Mather Fund. Benefactors’ Circle $10,000+ George* Bain« Bill & Nancy* Byrne« Paul Phillips, MD & Sharon* Sullivan« Founders’ Circle $7,500 - $9,999 Mary & Larry* Leatherman« Elinor Spring-Mills & Darvin Varon« Playwrights’ Circle $5,000 - $7,499 Daniel Bingham & Gail Hamner Helene* & Neil* Gold« Jacki* & Michael Goldberg«

Suzanne* & Kevin* McAuliffe« Judy & Eric* Mower Sally Lou & Fran* Nichols« Patricia & Melvin* Stith« Producers’ Circle $2,800 - $4,999 Janet* Audunson & David Youlen« Pete & Mary Beth* Carmen Margaret, Amy & Bob Currier« Sandra Lee Fenske & Joe Silberlicht Barbara & Michael Flintrop« Bea Gonzalez* & Michael Leonard Ann & Larry* Harris« Brigitte & Peter Herzog«

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Roberta & Rocco* Mangano Judith Sayles & David Murray Frederick & Virginia* Parker Bob* & Kellie Pomfrey Mrs. Sherwin Radin Dr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Welch Directors’ Circle $1,500 - $2,799 Barbara Beckos & Arthur McDonald Kris & Jeffrey Bogart Lorraine* Branham & Melvin Williams« Cathy & Jim Breuer Sandra* L. Brown Richard Bunce James Clark & Sharon Gordon«


Kristin & Sidney Cominsky Bob & Bobbie Constable« Robin Curtis* & David Zellar Edward & Susan Downing Therese & Richard* Driscoll« Dana & Peggy Dudarchik Alex Epsilanty & Dan Jonas Herman R. Frazier* Barbara W. Genton Joan Green Betsy Hartnett* David & Sally Hootnick Clea & Bob Hupp Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash« Mrs. Claude Incaudo Peter Cannavo & Helen Jacoby Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Johnson Randy & Elizabeth Kalish« Kathy Kelly* & Len Weiner« Ann & Dan* Lent« Anthony Malavenda & Martine Burat« Mr. John F.X. Mannion* & Mayor Stephanie A. Miner Nancy Green* & Tony Marschall« John P. & Elizabeth Y. McKinnell« Kevin & Molly* Mulvihill Sheila R. Parker & John F. Parker, M.D.« Rosemary Pooler Yiwei Qi & Julie Yu Rissa & Michael Ratner« Dr. Amir Rahnamay-Azar* Molly Ryan* & Tim Byrnes Dene A. Sarason Robert Sarason* & Jane Birkhead« Elaine & Michael* Shende« Margaret & Richard* Shirtz« Leslie Kohman & Jeffrey Smith« Dr. & Mrs. Sam Spalding Raymond & Linda Straub« Nancy Kramer & Doug Sutherland« Cindy Sutton & Family« Cherry & Peter Thun« Cathy & Michael* Tick« Linda & Jack* Webb Glenda & Larry Wetzel Laurie & Michael* Zoanetti« Patrons $1,000 - $1,499 Eric R. Allyn & Meg O’Connell

Maria & Paul Badami Marlene A. Brown« Craig & Kathy Byrum« Joan Christy Mr. W. Carroll Coyne« John Druke« Mary Ann Finn« Grace & Michael Flusche« Marya & John Frantz and Sutton Real Estate Company, LLC Winifred E. Greenberg Theodore C. & Antonia M. Hansen« Nancy & Lee Herrington« John* & Kim Huhtala« Linda & Dan Lowengard John MacAllister & Laurel Moranz« Margaret* & Don Martin Susan Beth Burgess & Michael S. Nilan Jan & David Panasci George & Rita Soufleris« Deirdre & David Stam« Stars $500 - $999 George & Sandra Abbott« Anonymous Marjorie Aubry Marion Barbero Daniel* & Sarah Berman William & Audrey Boyd Don Blair & Nancy Dock Mary Brady« Rachel May & Tom Brockelman« Pamela Caraccioli« Drs. Jayne & Larry Charlamb Steven* & Seanne Chase« Pat Colabufo Diana Coles« Frank N. Decker Roger & Naomi Demuth« Lew & Elaine Dubroff Karen & Nat Dunn« Clay & Dora Elliott Mary Ann Ferris Anita & Allen Frank« Sylvia & David Fry« Karen & Daniel Fuleihan Ernest & Penny Giraud« Lawrence & Dorothy Gordon« Drs. Michael & Wendy Evers Gordon« Donna Graber« Deborah Haines«

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

Dr. & Mrs. Mark Adelson in memory of Laura Edell Sarah B. Alden in memory of Jacqueline Coley In Memory of Arlene Alpaugh Rose Erma Angotti in tribute of 43 years in real estate George Bain in honor of Don Buschmann and all the production shops at Stage Juanita Balamut in tribute of Marion A. Sevier Mrs. Gwynne Bellos in memory of Dr. Neal S. Bellos Carrie Berse in memory of Betty Lourie Carol Bryant in honor of Virginia Parker Marion L. Burke in honor of Barbara B. Liptak Elizabeth Burton in honor of Julia Martin 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 Molly Corley in honor of Fran Nichols Judith Dannible in honor of my husband, Anthony F. Dannible Vicki & David Dansky in memory of Betty Lourie


Margaret Harding & Joseph Whelan« David Heisig & Donna Mahar« Jacqueline Hicks« Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Hipius« Joyce Homan« David Jacobs« John & Gloria Kennedy« Penelope J.M. & Stephen M. Klein« Ellen & Terry Lautz« Bob & Pat Lebel« Elizabeth D. Liddy« Harlan London, Ph.D.« Julia* & Lee Martin« Kim & Phillip Mazza« Elizabeth & Walter Merriam« Jane Merrill Anne Morford Dorothea P. Nelson« John & Joan Nicholson« Michael & Maggie O’Connor« Ralph & Mary Lou Penner« Kenn & Annette* Peters« Nancy & Steve Rogers Tina Press & David Rubin Lois & Ted Schroeder« Kendrick & Gracia Sears« Lowell Seifter & Sharon McAuliffe« Nancy & Walter Shepard James W. Shults« Corinne & Lynn Smith James & Vicki Smith L. John* Steigerwald IV« H. Paul Steiner« Wanda Thompson« Gregg Tripoli« Lennie Elizabeth Turner« Janice & Pastor Phil* Turner« Anonymous Angels $250 - $499 Anonymous« Mr. Timothy Atseff & Ms. Margaret G. Ogden Aminey Audi« Dr. Joanne & Jim Beckman Donna Marie & Michael Bocketti Dr. Sharon Brangman & Charlie Lester« Susan & Thomas Brett« Walter & Angel Broadnax

Bob & Kathy Brown Jackie & Kevin Bryans Marion L. Burke Mary & Bill Butler« Frank & Kathy Campagna« Robert F. Caswell« Susan Chappuis« Drs. Alexander* & Margaret Charters Ann & Steve Chase« Ann Clarke« Dr. & Mrs. Paul S. Cohen« Barbara & Goodwin Cooke Jerilyn Costich« Mike & LaRae Cottrell« George Curry« Peter & Margaret Darby« Carol Decker« Bill & Terry Delavan Paula A. Dendis« Wynetta Devore« Sandra Marie DiBianco« Cynthia Dietz Alan B. Dolmatch Susan Dorn« Elizabeth & Evan Dreyfuss« Walter & Linda Dudas Nancy & Samuel Ebersole« Jonathan & Rosanne Ecker« Richard Ernst Robert & Terry Flower« Philip & Marilyn Frankel Silvia & David Fry Melanie & Mark Fullerton Charles R. Gallagher Allen & Nirelle Galson Sheila Goldie« Linda Ann Greene« Jerry & Beth Groff« Patricia Haggerty« Mr. H. Baird Hansen & Mrs. Sarah Hansen« David & Ellen Hardy« Dr. & Mrs. Donald M. Haswell« Nancy & Bud Haylor« Mary Hershberger« Drs. Joseph & Paula Himmelsbach Alexander & Charlotte Holstein Randall LaLonde & Patricia Homer Carrie Mae Weems & Jeffrey Hoone Anne Jamison & Peter Vanable« Lex & Helen Joseph

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Susan G. Dorn in memory of Phillip K. Dorn Barbara Genton in honor of Donna Perricone Peggy Ginniff in honor of my parents Harold & Mildred Ginniff Anne Grace in memory of Audrey Dwyre 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 Jody Harvey in memory of Mrs. Audrey W. Dwyre Kathlyn Heaton in honor of Sharon Waletzko Heidi Holtz in memory of Betty Lourie Elizabeth Burke Humphreys In memory of Barbara Burke Liptak Doris King in memory of Austin Hoffman II Richard & Joan Kollgaard in honor of Don Buschmann & Tracey White Lorraine LaDuke in honor of Mrs. Cecile LaDuke Janet W. Lowe in honor of Bob Moss Gerald Mager in tribute of Thomas A. Brisk Rocco Mangano in memory of Ed Green John Huppertz & Diane Mastin in honor of Fran & Sally Lou Nichols Carl Peterson & Margaret Maurer in memory of Jacqueline Coley Mr. Wallace J. McDonald in memory of Betty Lourie


Robin & Mark Kasowitz« Norma Kelley Jeanne Kempton Stephen & Janet Kimatian Don & Margo Koten« Mary Rose Kott Hume & Peggy Laidman« Zalie and Bob Linn Marlene & Scott MacFarlane Louis & Nancy Maresca« Candace & John D. Marsellus Albert Marshall« Susan Martineau« Rod* & Jana McDonald« Howard McLaughlin & Mary O’Hara« Sam & Margaret McNaughton« Dr. & Mrs. James L. Megna« Maggie & Andreas Meier« David Michel & Peggy Liuzzi« Samantha* Millier Anne Morford Tina Morgan John Palmer & Liz Morgenthein« Susan W. Moskal« James & Kathleen Muldoon Linda & Donald Napier Maria Maniscalco & James Nellis Dennis & Doren Norfleet« Kevin & Michelle O’Connor Lawrence & Joan Page« David & Susan Palen« Robert & Teresa Parke Kendall* Phillips« Robert & Jane Pickett Marilyn Pinsky« David Rankert« Kathy & Dan Rabuzzi« James* & Theresa Reed Teresa Reller« Michael & Cindy Rogan« Arnie & Libby Rubenstein Maria & Richard A. Russell« Mark Safran Marilyn & Mike Sees« Cheryl & Robert Shallish« Barbara Shaw Pamela Sherwood« Rhoda Sikes Carol & Dirk Sonneborn Lawrence Sovik Dr. Kenneth & Lois Spitzer Helene & George Starr« Jill & Ron Stratton«

Dr. Martin & Jackie Talcik« Mr. & Mrs. Robert Tenney« Tiso Family Cynthia G. Tracy« Lynn Vanderhoek & Michael VanVranken« Larry Volan & Sara Warner« Anita & Robert Wagner Linda Webb – in support of Audio-Described Performances John & Mitzi Wolf Mary Jane Woodward Supporting Cast $150 - $249 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« Gail & Dennis Baldwin« Ed & Joan Bangel Theresa & Dennis Bardenett« Nancy Barnum Joseph & Linda Barry Gerhard & Carole Baule« Todd C. Battaglia, M.D. Andrew & Margot Baxter« Gwynne Bellos« Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Berger Steffi Bergman« Phyllis & William Berinstein« Kathleen Bice Roslyn Bilford Diana Biro & Eric Rogers Nicki Bisson« Gerald & Barbara Black« Barbara Bloom Cynthia Blume« Gary & Fran Bockus Patricia & Jon Booth Dick Bowman Carol & Eric Boyer«

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Martha McDowell in honor of Suzie Parker of Camillus, NY Richard Midlam in tribute of Barbara Midlam Lyn Morsillo & Vanessa Kalette in honor of Tracey White & Mary Kennett Michael Brennan & Robert Moss in honor of Tracey White & Don Buschmann Janice Nelson in honor of Bea & Irving Solomon Brenda Neuss in tribute of Christine Lightcap In honor of Kathryn Mulligan Joy & Al Oliver in honor of Rebecca Oliver & Hillary Gale Susan A. Parker in honor of Virginia B. Parker Dr. Paul E. Phillips & Ms. Sharon Sullivan in memory of Betty Lourie Karen & Gary Pugh in memory of Audrey Dwyre Jeffrey and Wendy Purdy in honor of our grandson, Enoch Purdy Winona Rainbow, Jodi Gunther, Cindy & Jim Altman in memory of Audrey Dwyre David Relyea in honor of Paula Relyea Nancy Remchuk in honor of Timothy Bond Francis R. Rivette & Judith LaManna in recognition of Tracey White Erica Rube in honor of Jackie Goldberg Elaine Rubenstein in memory of Betty Lourie Lorne & Ellen Runge in tribute of Betty Lourie Ellen & Lorne Runge in honor of Laurie Clark In memory of Dene A. Sarason by Dene A. Sarason’s children


Bernie & Ona Cohn Bregman« Michael Brennan & Robert Moss Virginia Brennan Jenifer Breyer Douglas Brodie« Maren & Mark Brown Caroline & Nick Brust« Carol Bryant Jennifer Bryer Helen Buck Naomi & Jim Cannon« Joan Carlon Tom & Maryann Carranti Dr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Cassady Linda Tassa & Joseph Cerroni Susan Chappuis« Joseph L. & Janice L. Charles Anthony & Carolyn Cimino Joan Cincotta Andrea & Jon Clardy« Anonymous Malcolm Clark Carolyn & Sam Clemence« Susan & Craig Cobb« Edward Cohen Sylvia & William Cohen« Martha Cole Margaret & Milton Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Colley« Michele Combs« Melanie Comito & Spencer Brown Mr. & Mrs. Robert Congel Joan & Robert D. Conine« William & Julia Consroe« Molly Corley« Orazio & Genevieve Covelli Elizabeth Cowan Margie & Tim Creamer Richard Cross & Kathryn Davis« Jamie & Julie Cyr« Judith Dannible George & Margaret DeLorenzo« Clive & Sandra Davis Delores R. Dixon Cynthia & Mark Dowd Greene« Sharry Doyle« David & Robin Drucker Claire Duffy Jim & Patty Dungey Karen & Nat Dunn Nancy & Tony Ebersole

Kathleen M. Effler« Elizabeth & William Elkins Greg & Linda Ellstrom Ted & Penny Emerick Susan Estabrook Dorothy Fagerstrom« Cissie Fairchilds« Ms. Kathie Falgitano« Lori & Christopher Farrell Tom & Jane Ferguson Marsha & Benjamin Ferrara James & Barbara Finlon Daniel Fisher & Lori Rublman Karen & William Fisher Molly Fitzpatrick Katherine Flack« Geraldine Forbes & Sidney Greenblatt Len Fonte Kathleen Forrest« Cliff & Jane Forstadt« Pat Fortunato- Howard Hanna Real Estate Services Judith Fox Kurt A. Frazier« Jeff & Tess Freedman Cyril Freeman Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Freer« Carolyn & Sean Garner David & Bernice Gaynor Margaret Gelfuso & Peter Scheibe« John & Debbie Gerson« Michele & Carl Gildemeyer Frank & Anne Girardi« Peggy Ginniff James Godleski Joshua & Gloria Goldberg« Phyllis Goldman« Robert & Karen Goldman Annette Goodman« Mrs. Lewis H. Goodman Linda Fabian & Dennis Goodrich« Judith & Samuel Gorovit Joseph & Marie Grasso William J. Gray Stephen & Julia Graziano Dr. Roger & Vicki Greenberg« The Greenfield Family Drs. William & Ann Griffith Ms. Carol Guido« James M. Hahn Greg and Elaine Hallett« Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Halsey Ruth Pass Hancock

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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 Tracey White Jordan Tannenbaum in memory of Sheva Tannenbaum Holly Thuma in memory of Genevieve and Theodore Thuma Union Bank & Trust in Honor of Betty Lourie Carol Bryant & Richard Ward in honor of Virginia & Fritz Parker Lynda Wheat In Honor of Barbara Beckos Lynda & Terry Wheat in memory of Betty Lourie Lynda Wheat in Honor of Diana Coles JoAnne Wickman, in memory of Arlene Alpaugh Janet Willis in memory of Genevieve Thuma Grace Zabel, in memory of my parents, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Zabel

Mrs. Stuart F. Hancock, Jr.« Carole & Mark Hansen Milena Hansen« Bill & Kathy Harmand Rebecca & Michael Harris David & Lib Hayes Lionel Lee Hector Alan & Dorothy Heller


Christopher Henke & Carolyn Hsu Celaine & Victor Hershdorfer Camille & Mark Hill« Judy & John Hoepner« Dr. and Mrs. Alvin Holmes« Marcia Hayden-Horan & Philip Horan« Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hovey Guy & Patricia Howard Elizabeth Burke Humphreys« Dr. Peter & Mary Huntington« Jim & Sherri Hyla Virginia Jacob Richard Jaeger Janet Jaffe« Susan & Theodore Jarosz« Mr. & Mrs. Jastrzab James Aiello & Pam Johnson Pamela Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Johnson Thomas & Corinne Johnston Michael & Lynette Jozefczyk Marjorie T. & Joseph V. Julian« Kankus Family Dr. & Mrs. Allan Kanter Jan & James Kaplan Dr. & Mrs. Philip Kaplan Carolyn & Gregory Keefe Jane & John Keegan Joan & Alexander Keilen« David & Noel Keith Cheryle Kelley« Ed & Susan Kelley Amy Kemp Jean Kimber Barbara & Richard Kimm« Doris King« Russell & Joan King Sally & Dick Kinsey John & Susan Kline« Theresa & Stephen Kline« Julie Lutz Jeffrey Knox & Susan Maxwell« Mary Kochan Kathy & Barry Kogut Richard & Joan Kollgaard Elizabeth Kolodney« Dr. Sylvia Betcher & Martin Korn Kathy & Scott Krell Sheldon Kruth« Ellen & Robert LaBerge« Jill Ladd

Lauren & Robert Lalley« Jay & Linda Land L. Lardy & E. Pennington« Phyllis & Harlan LaVine Mark & Jeannette Levinsohn« Bonnie Levy Renee Levy Edward & Carol Lipson David Michel & Peggy Liuzzi Joanne Lloyd« K.B. Lloyd Betsy Long« John & Marian Loosmann« Sara Lowengard« Tom Miller & Mary MacBlane James MacKillop John & Janet Mallan« Jon M. Maloff J.R. Manier Rick Manier, Jr. Elizabeth G. Mascia Anonymous Frederick & Virginia Marty Dr. & Mrs. Michael Masingale« Mary K. Massad Michael Mattson Peter & Suzan Mazzaferro Phillip & Juli McCann Noreen & Donald McCrimmon William & Pamela McGarry Michael & Patricia McGrath Brian & Cheryl McIntyre Bev & Dave McKay Marilyn McKnight Brian McLane Diane Cass & Tim McLaughlin« Kathleen McLeod Nancy & M. James McPherson« 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

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Robert & Barbara Moore Dr. & Mrs. Charles Muniak« Betty Jane & Larry Myers Mary Jane & Stephen Nathan« Richard & Barbara Natoli Patricia Naughton Nancy Needham« Brenda Neuss Stephen Nevins Cathryn Newton Neil Novelli Brenda Neuss« Robert & Beth Oddy Katharine O’Connell & Dr. Michael Miller Ute Oestreicher Sally O’Herin Albert & Joy Oliver Phyllis Olmsted« Donna & Richard O’Neil« Timothy & JoDean Orcutt Deborah O’Shea« Cathy L. Palm« Peter & Constance Palumb Susan R. Parker« David & Cynda Penfield David & Susan Pickard Richard & Neva Pilgrim Mickey & Pat Piscitelli David & Linda Pitonzo Ann & Howard Port Jeffrey and Wendy Purdy« Mr. & Mrs. Robert Rabin« Jean Raper« Mark Re & Nancy Pasquale Roger & Margaret Reid Wendy Ressler Robert & Christina Rhinehart Pat & Kuni Riccardi« Brian & Chris Rieger« Julie & Boyd Rimel« John P. & Bernice Ronan« Howard J. Rose Elaine Rubenstein Ellen & Lorne Runge Linda & Bob Ryan Don & Florence Saleh Richard & Jill Sargent Sisters Janet & Joan Kelly & Dr. Anthony Scalzo Jeffrey & Abby Scheer Robert Scheer Nancy Mudrick & Eric Schiff George & Sharon Schmit« Mr. & Mrs. Jacob H. Schuhle Margaret Schuhle Ellen Schwartz


Janice Scully, M.D. Ruth Seaman Gracia & Kendrick Sears Thelie Trotty-Selzer & Jon Selzer« Rick & Betsy Severance Walter & Beverly Short 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 & Pamela Sunshine« Barbara Sullivan Myrna & E.D. Sullivan« Thomas Talbot Jordan Tannenbaum« Mr. & Mr. Richard Terpening Laura M. Terpening Christine & Richard Thomas Cynthia G. Tracey Marguerite Conan & James A. Traver Charles F. Tremper« Gregg Tripoli Jean & John Tromans Dina & Gershon Vincow« Meghan & T.J. Vitale Fred & Patricia von Mechow« Frank & Alice Vreeland Ann Vaccaro Martha & Tony Viglietta Bob Visalli Susan Wadley Kashi & Kameshwar Wali Mrs. Barbara Wanamaker Dr. & Mrs. Donald Washburn Sara & Jay Wason« Mark Watkins & Brenda Silverman Diane Webb Elizabeth Weinstein & Steven Shahan Ruth S. Weinstock, M.d., Ph.D.

Anna Giacobbe & Peter Welge« Peter N. Wells Lynda & Terry Wheat Darryl & David Wheeler Evelyn D. White JoAnne Wickman« Elizabeth & James Wiggins Garrett Wikoff« Renee Wiles Pauline & Robert Williamson Alex & Lola Winter Tina Winter Ivan & Bonnie Wolf Tom & Carol Wolff Kelly Wypych« Friends $50 - $149 Harriet & Jerrold Abraham« Lucille & Anthony Adorante Peter Allen Beatrice E. Angus« Al & Jane Arras Leslie Bender Mr. & Mrs. Marion E. Bickford« Raymond & Margaret Bigness Georgeann & Edwin Bock« Ken Boyce & Deborah Rose James & Joyce Bresnahan Diane & Mitchell Brickman« Paul Brown & Susan Loevenguth« Robert & Mary Brunette Mary & Robert Burdick Karen & Michael D. Burns« Stephen Butler« Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Cambareri« Richard & Nina Sterne Cantor Judith Cavanagh« John & Christine Clark R. Peter Clarke« Margie & Tim Creamer Mary Lou Crowley« Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Cummings, Jr. Lynne Della Pelle & Ron Thiele Donald T. & Anne B. Doherty Essie Dorsey Beth M. Drew« Charles & Kimberley Driscoll« Margaret Droz«

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Mrs. Frederic Eisenberg Brenda & Gus Engbretson« Norma S. Feldman« Margaret & John Feldmeier« Ronald Ferguson« Susan Field John Friedman & Polly Heavenrich« Karen & Thomas Fruehan Mary Gandino« Norma Gawlowicz« Mireille & Jerry Goodison Seth & Lisa G. Greenky Ann & Dan Grosso Charlotte Haas & Gary Quirk« James Hahn Ann & Richard Harris« Holly S. Hart & Daniel Bilow« John Friedman & Polly Heavenrich Roy & Susan Hodge Eric & Jennifer Holmes« John Huppertz & Diane Mastin Linda & Dr. John Isaac Marie & James Jewson« Charmaine Jones« Lorraine Kaimal Dr. & Mrs. Eugene Kaplan« David & Noel Keith« Jean Kimber Theresa & Stephen Kline Theresa Lamarre Luella Laney« Gary & April Lazarus Linda LeBlanc Susan & Gerald Lotierzo« Nicholas Lozoponi« Pat & Don MacLaughlin Michael & Patricia Madigan Gerald M. Mager & Thomas A. Brisk Martha Maier John & Janet Mallan« Peggy Marshall« Emile Martin Kenneth & Donyce McCluskeyv John McCully« Ronald G. Meany Clifford & Marjorie Mellor« Marie C. Miczan« Joseph Moorman & Catherine Gerard David & Mary Morgan David & Janet Muir«


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Janet Munro« Vicki & Patrick O’Neill Jane Ondich Dorothy & Harvey Pearl« Ann & Richard Pearson« Joan Penizotto Stephanie Pinsky« Anita Pisano Mike & Jackie Piscitell« Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Porter Stephen & Kate Pynn« Jennifer Queri« James & Siegline Quinn Kathleen Quinn Nancy A. Remchuk« Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Rhinehart Buzz & Gretchen Roberts Amy Romano & Brian Silfer«

Sondra Roth & Ron Ehrenreich Nancy Rothschild Karen Ryan Richard Sargent« Margaret Schneider Ruth Seaman Kim Setla« Bette & Donald Siegel Beth & Tobias Sienel« Craig Simmons« Cil & John Sindoni Angela Smith Sandra & Malcolm Smith Rosalie Spitzer « John Steinburg« Ann Roesgen Stevens « Nancy Stewart Kathleen & Richard Stoeckel«

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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Calixto & Joyce Suarez Martha Sutter & David Ross« Delia Temes « S. Scott & Linda Tousey Kraemer David & Sherry Tyler Marc & Marcy Waldauer JoAnn Wallace« Peter & Cheryl Ward Dr. & Mrs. Donald Washburn Lieselotte Weiner Jean Wheeler Barbara Wheler « Margaret & Robert White Elaine Wolf « Denise & Steve Wrinn Joyce Zadzilka«

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


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

Artistic Director.............................................................................................................Robert Hupp Managing Director.....................................................................................................Jill A. Anderson Associate Artistic Director....................................................................................................Kyle Bass P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F

Director of Production Operations...........................................................................Don Buschmann Assistant Production Manager.................................................................................Dianna Angell Company Manager/Production Management Assistant..............................................Brian Crotty Production Assistant..........................................................................................Georgi Hughes Technical Director..................................................................................................Randall Steffen Assistant Technical Director............................................................................Rebecca Schuetz Scene Shop Foreman...........................................................................................Michael King Carpenters................................................Cheyenne Bonewell, Caleb Harris, Jordan Michaud Graduate Assistant...........................................................................................Marc Zbikowski Student Scene Shop Assistant..............................................................................Sarah Preston Scenic Charge Artist...........................................................................................Holly K. LaGrow Assistant Scenic Artist...........................................................................................Phillip Dyke Graduate Assistants........................................................................................Teona Yamanidze Student Assistant................................................................................................Roslyn Palmer Properties Coordinator/Master................................................................................Mary Houston Props Carpenter...................................................................................................Mike Gerlach Props Artisan....................................................................................................Jessica Culligan Props Graduate Assistant...................................................................................Charlie Hickey Student Props Artisans.........................................................Jonathan Hayes, Shannon Bagoly Costumer................................................................................................Gretchen Darrow-Crotty Assistant Costumer/Drama Department Costume Coordinator..................James A. McDaniel Cutter-Drapers..........................................................................................Catherine Hennessy First Hand.........................................................................................................Victoria Lillich Stitchers...................................................................................Sarah Alspach, Katelyn Yonkers Craftsperson/Shopper.........................................................................................Sandra Knapp Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor.................................................................................Sarah Stark Hair Stylist......................................................................................................Kristina Scalone Student Costumes Assistants................................................................................Abby McGee Master Electrician/Projections Coordinator.....................................................David M. Bowman Electrician…….......................................................................................................Jed Daniels Electrics Apprentice..........................................................................................Anastasia Sioris Student Electrics Assistants.................................Samuel Arencibia, Sasha Falsberg, Aria Sivick Resident Sound Designer/Audio Engineer......................................................................JR Herter Assistant Audio Engineer................................................................................Kevin O’Connor Sound Journeyperson......................................................................................Trinisha Dupree Graduate Assistant........................................................................Monica Giulianna Gonzalez Production Stage Manager....................................................................................Stuart Plymesser Stage Manager..............................................................................................Laura Jane Collins Stage Management Journeyman............................................................................Erin C Brett Stage Management Apprentice................................................................................Em Piraino

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

General Manager...............................................................................................................Jon Wilson Human Resources Manager/Business Associate.......................................................Kathy Zappala Student Business Office Assistant.............................................................Andrew Winogradoff Director of Information Management & Technology...................................Garrett Wheeler-Diaz Director of Ticketing & Subscription Services........................................................Miguel Tarrats Asst. Dir. of Ticketing & Subscription Services/Database Administrator........Courtney Richardson Assistant Box Office Manager............................................................................Laurie Lindsey Student Box Office Assistants...............Danielle Bertolini, Isaiah Brooks, Stephanie Burnham, Ronnie Chen, Abigail Cieslewski, Rupert Krueger, Navaneeth Pandian, Chelsea Perez, Omari Romain Lexie Smychynsky, Olivia St. Peter, Mary Storholm Director of Audience Services.................................................................................Lydia Kubiniec Audience Services Assistant.....................................................................................Lisa Doerle Assistant House Manager...............................................................................Patricia Condello Student Assistant House Managers..................Valeria Berdecia, John MacLeod, Claire St. Marie Bartenders............................................................Meg Anthis, Patrick Cummings, Evan Davis Student Ushers.....................................Daisha Abdillahi, Summer Ainsworth, Manda Borden, Blake Brewer, Yasmine Chahine, Anju Cloud, Kat Eaton, Shamel Fadloun, Olivia Herz, Calvin Keener, Claire Kenny Jaelle LaGuerre, Jackson Norman, Briana Perez, Jack Rento, Isabel Rodiguez, Logan Shiller, McKenna Vargas, Marilyn Wechsler Comptroller...................................................................................................Mary Kennett Morreale Director of Development...............................................................................................Tina Morgan Development Manager.......................................................................................Stefania Ianno Development Associate...................................................................................Meggan Madden Development Intern.........................................................................................Joshua Deckard Student Development Assistant............................................................................Bilal Vaughn Interim Director of Education..........................................................................................Kate Laissle Education Assistant...................................................................................................Len Fonte Education Intern.................................................................................................Greg Mytelka Director of Marketing and Communications..............................................................Joseph Whelan Group/Corporate Sales Manager..........................................................................Tracey White Marketing Manager...........................................................................................Joanna Penalva Graphic Designers.................................................................Jonathan Hudak, Brenna Merritt Group Sales Assistant........................................................................................Amanda Kurey Student Group Sales Assistant.............................................................................Lia Chapman Marketing Intern.........................................................................................Soukee Van Orden Executive Assistant......................................................................................................Rebecca Grady Dramaturgy Graduate Intern...........................................................................................Ellie Kaplan Artistic Undergraduate Intern.................................................................................Elizabeth Gardner Sign Language Interpreters....................Brenda Brown, Jim Brown, Aaron Burton, Angelo Coppola, Mikki Evans, Sue Freeman, Joanne Jackowski, Zenna Preli, Trisha Schwartz, Ryan Wight Open Captioning..................................................................................................Jessika Whitehouse Audio Description...................................................................................Kate Laissle, Joseph Whelan Community Services Officers.......................................................Stacey Emmons, Joseph O'Connor Custodians.............................................................................Kitty Ashby, Les Edwards, Tony Rogers

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ACCESSIBILITY PERFORMANCES 2017/18 THE MAGIC PLAY

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

American Sign Language = S Sign Language Interpreted Performance Series supported in part by Welch Allyn, in memory of Susan Thompson. An American Sign Language Interpreted performance is offered for every production. For the most advantageous viewing, be sure to mention your interest in sign interpretation when reserving tickets.

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

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

Wheelchair Seating and Accessibility: Syracuse Stage is wheelchair accessible. Please call the Box Office at 315-443-3275 to arrange wheelchair seating.

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G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N SYRACUSE STAGE 820 East Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13210-1508 Administration: 315/443-4008 Box Office: 315/443-3275 www.SyracuseStage.org SINGLE TICKET PRICES Evenings: Fri., Sat.: $53, $48, $32 Sun., Tues., Wed., Thurs.: $43, $39, $32 Matinees: Wed., Sat., Sun.: $51, $46, $32 Previews: $39, $34, $32 All tickets can be purchased at the Syracuse Stage Box Office or online anytime at www.SyracuseStage.org. Prices may vary. DISCOUNTS Available for senior citizens, 40 below, 18 below, students, military, and veterans. Call the Box Office for prices. GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE Available for groups of 10 or more; additional discounts for student/senior citizen groups. Call Tracey White: 315/443-9844. RUSH TICKETS Rush tickets are available for purchase at a discounted rate on the day of the show for all performances. Limited availability. PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL We believe everyone should be able to attend Syracuse Stage performances. With this in mind, we are offering 76 tickets to one performance of each show on a pay-what-you-will basis. Dates can be found on our website. Tickets must be claimed in person at the Box Office on the day of performance only, limit of two per person. Subject to availability. BOX OFFICE HOURS The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and two hours before each performance. Box Office phone: 315/443-3275. Box Office fax: 315/443-1408. GIFT CERTIFICATES Call the Box Office or visit us online at SyracuseStage.org PARKING Entrance to the enclosed parking garage on Irving Avenue is on the corner of Madison Street and Irving, next to the Madison-Irving Medical Building. For hours of operation and parking costs, call (315) 475-4742. There is an open parking lot between Phoebe’s Garden Cafe and the garage maintained by Syracuse University. CELL PHONES For the actors’ safety and in consideration of the audience please turn off all cell phones. FIRE NOTICE The exit indicated by a red sign nearest the seat you occupy is the shortest route to the street. In the event of an emergency, walk to that exit and follow the house staff’s directions. SMOKING POLICY The Syracuse Stage/Drama Complex is proud to be tobacco- and smoke-free. To help ensure a healthy and respectful environment, the use of all tobacco and tobacco-related products is prohibited on the property, including buildings, sidewalks, and parking areas. For more information visit: wellness.syr.edu/tobacco-free QUIET CHILDREN Quiet children over the age of five are welcome at Syracuse Stage performances. We do ask that adults remove disruptive children to the lobby.

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

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