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LETTER FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR HELLO, FRIENDS, and thanks for joining us for Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice. As the advertisement says, this is not your grandma’s Pride and Prejudice.  ROBERT HUPP. PHOTO: BRENNA MERRITT.

I saw Kate and director Jason O’Connell in the New York City premiere of this play a couple of years ago. The production was a refreshing take on Austen’s enduring story and it introduced me to a new way of thinking about Austen’s work. I loved the sly humor and contemporary sensibility of the adaptation. But, most of all, I loved its honesty and its willingness to throw gender assumptions out the window in the pursuit of what is relevant in Austen’s work today. Kate’s play doesn’t usurp or mock Austen’s novel, it illuminates its better angels. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted Syracuse Stage to produce Kate’s Pride and Prejudice for you.

ever since, as a director, producer, and fan. It’s taken me three seasons to get him to Syracuse, and his work as the director of our production was worth the wait. Needless to say, Jason’s connection to the playwright yields an authenticity that few other directors of Pride and Prejudice could match.

Full disclosure: I think of Jason, our director, and Kate, our playwright and actor, as friends (in real life, they’re engaged to be married!). You’ll remember Kate as the put-upon stage manager, Poppy, from the season opener, Noises Off. I’ve seen all of the New York City productions of her plays, and it’s been wonderful, but not surprising, to see her rise to become one of the most produced playwrights in the country. I know many amazing actors. I know many accomplished playwrights. I don’t know anyone besides Kate who’s as good at being both.

Bringing creative artists like Kate Hamill and Jason O’Connell to Syracuse is just one of the many rewards of my job. Working with them, and with our amazing resident staff, to assemble a team of outstanding storytellers like the cast and the designers whose work you’re about to experience, is a special privilege. It’s also a lot of fun. Welcome to Pride and Prejudice.

I’ve known Jason longer than Kate. My mentor, the unsinkable Eve Adamson, brought Jason’s work to my attention years ago. “I’ve got a comedian playing Hamlet and he’s remarkable,” she told me. I’ve floated through Jason’s career

Robert Hupp Artistic Director

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PRESENTS

BY

Kate Hamill ADAPTED FROM THE NOVEL BY

Jane Austen DIRECTED BY

Jason O’Connell CHOREOGRAPHED BY

Anthony Salatino• SCENIC DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

LIGHTING DESIGNER

SOUND DESIGNER

Sandra Goldmark

Charlotte Palmer-Lane

Drew Florida

Jacqueline R Herter

PRODUCTION DIALECT COACH

S TA G E M A N A G E R

CASTING

Celia Madeoy

Stuart Plymesser

Harriet Bass Casting

SPONSOR

Robert Hupp

Jill A. Anderson

Kyle Bass

Artistic Director

Managing Director

Associate Artistic Director

MEDIA SPONSORS

SEASON SPONSORS

World premiere production co-produced by Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and Primary Stages; June 24, 2017, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Davis McCallum, Artistic Director; Kate Liberman, Managing Director); November 19, 2017, Primary Stages (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director). Pride and Prejudice received a presentation as part of The Other Season at Seattle Repertory Theatre 2016-2017. Pride and Prejudice is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. March 20 - April 7, 2019

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TA K I N G P H O T O S I N T H E T H E AT R E Audience members may take photos in the theatre before and after the performance and during intermission. If you post photos on social media or elsewhere, you must credit the production's designers by including the names below. Please note: Photos are strictly prohibited during the performance. Photos of the stage are not permitted if an actor is present. Video and audio recording is not permitted at any time in the theatre. SCENIC DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

Sandra Goldmark

Charlotte Palmer-Lane

LIGHTING DESIGNER

SOUND DESIGNER

Drew Florida

Jacqueline R Herter

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THE CAST (in alphabetical order)

Jeff Gonzalez..............Mr. Collins, Mr. Wickham, Miss Bingley Kate Hamill................................Lydia Bennet, Lady Catherine Angela Janas..........................................................Lizzy Bennet Robyn Kerr...................................Jane Bennet, Miss de Bourgh Carman Lacivita........................................................Mr. Darcy Joey Parsons..................................Mr. Bennet, Charlotte Lucas Samantha Steinmetz..........................Mary Bennet, Mr. Bingley Stephan Wolfert........................................Mrs. Bennet, Servant SETTING

England, early nineteenth century ADDITIONAL CREDITS Student Assistant Director: Andrew Jacobson† Dance Captain: Robyn Kerr Stage Management Journeyman: Erin C Brett Second Stage Management Journeyman: Em Piraino Stage Management Interns: Nathan Coffey†, Claire Kenny† Assistant Audio Engineer/Board Operator: Kevin O’Connor Electrics Journeyman/Board Operator: Anastasia Sioris Deck Crew: Chris Green, Brian O’Connor II, Caitlin Radziewski Wardrobe Supervisor: Sarah Stark Wardrobe: Liz Jaquay Official Hotels for Guest Artists: The Genesee Grande Hotel, Parkview Hotel

SPECIAL THANKS Special thanks to The Fabric Mill, Carulli’s Custom Upholstering, and SewGreen.

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. • Members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. Pride and Prejudice 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. † Student, Syracuse University Department of Drama

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DIRECTOR’S NOTE BY JAS O N O ’ CO NNE L L

My first experience with Kate’s Pride and Prejudice was as an actor (I originated the role of Mr. Darcy opposite her Lizzy Bennet at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and then Off-Broadway at Primary Stages, and– spoiler alert–she's also my fiancée), and the audience reaction to that production was like nothing I’ve experienced before. People love the novel and the characters so much that they feel they have ownership of them, in a way. And the amazing thing about Kate’s adaptation is that it makes Austen's characters even more accessible, somehow–even  easier to love. In Kate’s version, for example, a seemingly impenetrable enigma like Mr. Darcy becomes a social misfit, deeply sympathetic in his awkwardness. She gets to the root of these characters in a way that audiences can’t

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help but respond to. It is often said that Kate’s adaptations of the classics feel very contemporary, and I think that’s one of the greatest compliments a playwright (or a director) can receive. Because to say that a piece feels contemporary is to say it feels immediate–that it is relatable and recognizable, heartfelt, and understood. When I direct or act in a Shakespeare play, for example, I want the audience to feel as if the story I’m telling them couldn’t possibly have been written 400 years ago. It’s a process of illumination.  This Pride and Prejudice was written to feel edgier and more modern than its source material (it is–in many ways– a screwball rom-com that has yet to meet an entendre it didn’t double) and my


 DIRECTOR JASON O'CONNELL

directorial take was likewise one of playful, irreverent theatricality. Actors swap characters (and genders) before our eyes, the set dressing and props are rife with anachronism, and lavish Austen-era balls are staged like high-school dance parties out of a John Hughes movie, complete with characters fueled by a hormonal blend of anxiety, embarrassment, confusion, and yearning. Nevertheless, this is not an "update." The emotional realities of these characters' lives, and the constraints of the world they (in particular, the women) inhabit are very much in

keeping with the period of Austen’s original. As a self-described feminist playwright, Kate is especially adept at giving a voice to the women at the center of the stories she tells. On some level, Kate is Lizzy Bennet, she is Becky Sharp, she is Jo March. She breathes a theatrical life into these characters (fellow feminists all) that, in its deep empathy and immediacy, feels contemporary, though I would argue a better word for it is actually timeless.

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“People love the novel and the characters so much that they feel they have ownership of them, in a way. And the amazing thing about Kate’s adaptation is that it makes Austen's characters even more  accessible, somehow even easier  to love. ”


PLAYWRIGHT’S NOTE BY KAT E H AMIL L I first wrote Pride and Prejudice because I am deeply invested in creating new, female-centered classics that are specifically feminist and radically theatrical. After years of working as an actor, I became frustrated by the dearth of complex, female-centered characters and storylines in the theatre. So often, women are relegated to playing tertiary characters in male narratives: the girlfriend, the wife, the prostitute. Not only does this ensure that men’s stories remain culturally dominant, this leads to systematic gender-based power imbalances within theatre communities: female artists regularly drop out because there isn’t enough work for them. We are losing women’s voices. I was tired of watching talented women disappear, and even more tired of it being accepted as an unfortunate but incurable

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problem. I began writing because I wanted to create work for women and men in female-centered stories; I want to reclaim these cultural touchstones for everyone. Pride and Prejudice was my second Austen adaptation (nowadays, I’m working on my fourth). As an avowed Janeite myself, I love “collaborating” with her voice–exploring the continued relevance of her female-centered stories. I’m a big believer that you shouldn’t write plays–or make any piece of art– without a strong point of view. Pride and Prejudice is perhaps Jane Austen’s bestknown novel; that means people come in with a lot of expectations about the story. If I wanted to create something that’s capable of surprising audiences (and creates a true piece of highly theatrical theatre–not just a retread of the novel),


 PLAYWRIGHT KATE HAMILL

my point of view had to be very strong indeed! I also believe that if you don’t put your soul into the play–if the “page doesn’t bleed,” it won’t work. For me, Pride and Prejudice was a deeply personal story about how you know you’ve met the right person–“The One,” in modern parlance (eagle-eyed program readers will note that this production is directed by my fiancé Jason

O’Connell!). I also wanted to explore how people treat love as if it’s a very serious, high stakes-game: with attendant rules, wins, and losses. Pride and Prejudice is thus loosely written as a screwball comedy: with all of farce’s high stakes, fast pace, strong structure paired with very loose style, and inherent absurdity. Because, after all, what turns us into sillier fools than the serious game of love?

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“Pride and Prejudice is thus loosely written as a screwball comedy: with all of farce’s high stakes, fast pace, strong structure paired with very loose style, and inherent absurdity. Because, after all, what turns us into sillier fools than the serious game of love?”


TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF

Jane Austen (F R O M T H E NEW YOR K T IM ES)

1 ) Austen, sometimes dismissed as a

“women’s” author, has long had many male admirers, including E. M. Forster, who wrote, “I am a Jane Austenite, and therefore slightly imbecile about Jane Austen.” Which of the following male writers was not a declared fan? • Rudyard Kipling • Leo Strauss • Mark Twain • Benjamin Disraeli 2 ) Austen lived an uneventful life in

rural Hampshire. Not so all of her relatives. Which of the following did not, as far as we know, befall a member of the extended Austen family? • Widowed by guillotine during the French Revolution • Divorced • Suffered a life-threatening concussion • Arrested for shoplifting

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3) All Austen heroines marry happily

by novel’s end (let the record show that options for independent women were few), but Jane herself died a spinster at 41. Which of the following gentlemen is known to have proposed to her? • Tom Lefroy • Fitzwilliam Darcy • Harrris Bigg-Wither • Edward Bridges 4) Austen was invoked in an 1872

7 ) While filming the 1995 BBC mini-

series of Pride and Prejudice, how many times did Colin Firth, who played Mr. Darcy, dive into a pond to get the famous wet-shirt scene right? • Eleven • One • Four • None 8 ) Who was the first United States

debate in Parliament about what issue?

Supreme Court justice to cite Pride and Prejudice in an opinion?

• Land reform • Women’s suffrage • The regulation of fireplaces • Copyright

• Louis Brandeis • Potter Stewart • Sandra Day O’Connor • Antonin Scalia

5) In 2013, the British minister of cul-

9) Mr. Darcy inspired the name of

ture blocked the singer Kelly Clarkson from exporting a turquoise ring once owned by Austen, calling it a national treasure. Which Austen relic inspired a similar uproar when it was sold to an American in 1948? • Her writing table • A lock of her hair • A manuscript fragment • Her eyeglasses 6 ) Austen has inspired many sequels,

spinoffs, and mash-ups, including Clueless and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Which of the following is not an actual Austen-inspired work? • Womansfield Park • Pride and Platypus • Monetizing Emma • Jane Austen Ruined My Life

what scientific discovery?

• An asteroid • A pheromone • A subspecies of prairie dog • A gene relating to hair growth 1 0) “As I must leave off being young,”

Austen wrote in an 1813 letter, “I find many Douceurs in being a sort of Chaperon, for I am put on the Sofa near the Fire & can drink as much wine as I like.” Which intoxicating beverage was she known to make at home? • Mead • Spruce beer • Elder wine • Gin

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ANSWERS 1) Mark Twain

“I often want to criticize Jane Austen,” Twain wrote in 1898, “but her books madden me so that I can’t conceal my frenzy from the reader.” A decade later, he was still hate-reading. “Jane is entirely impossible,” he wrote in 1909. “It seems a great pity that they allowed her to die a natural death.” 2) Suffered a life-threatening

concussion An Austen aunt, Jane Leigh-Perrot, was accused of shoplifting a length of lace in 1799 and jailed for months before a jury deemed her not guilty. Her cousin and sister-in-law, Eliza, Comtesse de Feuillide, married Henry Austen after her first husband was beheaded during the French

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Reign of Terror. Another cousin, Mary-Cassandra Twisleton, was a rare Regency divorcée, put aside by her husband after she took a lover. It was a fictional character, Louisa Musgrove, from Persuasion, who suffered the concussion. She fell off a wall while flirting, naturally. 3 ) Harris Bigg-Wither

Lefroy, an Irish lawyer, is believed to be the man Austen most wanted to propose. He did not. Bridges, a clergyman, may have been a suitor, but it’s not clear he ever proposed. (Austen wrote to her sister, “It is impossible to do justice to the hospitality of his attentions towards me; he made a point of ordering toasted cheese for supper entirely on my account.”) Harris BiggWither, heir to a neighboring estate, did propose. Austen accepted — but


“In 2013, the British minister of culture blocked the singer Kelly Clarkson from exporting a turquoise ring once owned by Austen, calling it a national treasure. ”

changed her mind the next day. Had it to do with his “bad habit of body,” as she described him to her sister? We may never know, nor whether her Pride and Prejudice hero, Fitzwilliam Darcy, was her beau ideal. 4 ) Women’s suffrage

During debate over a bill giving the vote to women property owners, a member of Parliament declared that “the incomparable Jane Austen” would have been against it, quoting a line from “Emma” for good measure. Another M.P. countered that “if that lady were now alive, would she not be found with the women of this day who are her equals, if not her superiors, in intellect and in cultivation?” 5) A lock of her hair

The American collector Alberta Hirsch-

 [TOP] A LOCK

OF JANE AUSTEN’S HAIR. JANE AUSTEN HOUSE MUSEUM.

 [BOTTOM]

TURQUOISE RING ONCE OWNED BY JANE AUSTEN. JANE AUSTEN HOUSE MUSEUM.

 [FACING]

CHAWTON COTTAGE, HOME OF THE JANE AUSTEN HOUSE MUSEUM.

heimer Burke bought a lock of Austen’s hair at Sotheby’s in 1948, prompting laments that Austen relics were leaving the country. The next year, at a meeting of the Jane Austen Society in Britain, Burke stood up and declared that she would return it. The hair is now at the Jane Austen’s House Museum in Hampshire, which also owns the turquoise ring, Austen’s writing table, and other artifacts. 6 ) Womansfield Park

The parody novel Pride and Platypus recasts Austen’s characters as shapeshifters who transform into unlikely creatures under the full moon. Monetizing Emma is a play that features an Austen-obsessed teenager who has been turned into an investment vehicle. The novel Jane Austen Ruined My Life follows a disillusioned American academic

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“As for the famous wet shirt, the director reportedly first wanted Firth to dive in naked, but it was deemed too racy for the BBC, while having him wear underwear was deemed historically incorrect.”

 [ABOVE] THE

SHIRT WORN BY COLIN FIRTH IN THE 1995 BBC MINI-SERIES OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

 [FACING] FIRST

EDITION COPIES OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. PHOTO: JOE LOW © JANE AUSTEN HOUSE MUSEUM.

on a romantic archival paper chase. 7 ) None

The production’s insurers required that a stuntman take the plunge, out of fears that Firth could contract Weil’s disease, carried by rat urine that might be in the water. As for the famous wet shirt, the director reportedly first wanted Firth to dive in naked, but it was deemed too racy for the BBC, while having him wear underwear was deemed historically incorrect. 8 ) Antonin Scalia

Justice Scalia, in his opinion in the 2015 case Whitfield v. United States, which stemmed from a bank

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“Austen, sometimes dismissed as a “women’s” author, has long had many male admirers, including E. M. Forster, who wrote, “I am a Jane Austenite, and therefore slightly imbecile about Jane Austen.”” robbery, cited the novel in a discussion of the meaning of the word “accompany.” Scalia was drawing his reference from the Oxford English Dictionary, which includes more than 1,700 citations from Austen, but there’s at least one dedicated Janeite currently on the court. Elena Kagan, at the time of her nomination, was reported to be a “literature lover who reread Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice every year.” 9 ) A pheromone

In 2010, researchers at the University of Liverpool announced that they had discovered a new protein in male mouse urine, which they named “darcin,” after Mr. Darcy. Contact with the pheromone “consistently doubled the time spent near a male’s scent,” a

researcher said. “Touching darcin with the nose also made females learn that particular male’s odor, subsequently tripling the time spent near to the airborne scent of that individual male but showing no attraction to other males.” 1 0 ) Spruce beer

“We are brewing spruce beer again,” Austen wrote to her sister in 1808. While there does not (yet?) appear to be an artisanal brand making use of the connection, there is a “Bath Gin,” sold under the tagline “gin of a different persuasion.”

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CAST Jeff Gonzalez (Mr. Collins, Mr. Wickham, Miss Bingley) is thrilled to be making his Syracuse Stage debut! NYC credits include: Youth and Ambition (Esperance Theater Company); Much Ado About Nothing, A Christmas Carol (MOD Theatre Company); In Fields Where They Lay (Dreamscape Theatre); Hamlet, What’s Your Name Dear? (Bonneville Theater). Regional: Inherit the Wind (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina); All’s Well That Ends Well, King Lear, The Three Musketeers, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Macbeth (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); Lend Me a Tenor (Playhouse on Park); Our Town, The Marriage of Figaro, The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor (Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre). TV: A Crime to Remember. M.F.A. Acting, The New School for Drama.

Drama League Award, 265+ performances Off-Broadway); Vanity Fair at the Pearl Theatre (in which she originated the role of Becky Sharp; nominee, Off-Broadway Alliance Award), Mansfield Park at Northlight (originated role of Mary Crawford), Little Women (Jungle Theater). Additional acting credits include: Cyrano (Amphibian Stage; “Outstanding Performance by An Actress” - DFW Critics’ Forum), The Seagull (Bedlam), Dreams of…Marsupial Girl (PearlDamour), General from America (HVSF). Her plays have been produced Off-Broadway and at American Repertory Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie, Seattle Rep, Dallas Theater Center, PlayMakers, Folger, Arvada Center, Trinity Rep, Portland Center Stage, Pittsburgh Public, Dorset Theatre Festival and others; upcoming at Shakespeare Theatre of DC, Dallas Theater Center, Kansas City Rep, American Conservatory Theatre, and more. She is currently developing new adaptations of The Odyssey, The Scarlet Letter, and a Christmas play called Scrooge for Senate, as well as several original plays (Prostitute Play, In the Mines [developing with The Bengsons], The Piper). Next up: Little Women at Primary Stages; Kate will play Meg. Kate was one of the top 10 mostproduced playwrights in 20172018, and one of the top five mostproduced playwrights nationwide in 2018-2019. She lives in NYC with her fiancé, Jason O’Connell.  http://www.kate-hamill.com

Kate Hamill (playwright/ Lydia Bennet, Lady Catherine) is an actor/playwright. She was last seen at Syracuse Stage in Noises Off. She was named Wall Street Journal’s Playwright of the Year, 2017. Her work includes her play Pride and Prejudice at Primary Stages and Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (in which she originated the role of Lizzy; nominee, Off-Broadway Alliance Award). Other plays include Sense and Sensibility (originated the role of Marianne. Winner, OffBroadway Alliance Award; nominee,

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GALA HONOREES Chancellor Kent Syverud & Dr. Ruth Chen, June 8, 2018 Robert Moss, June 16, 2017 Tim Bond, June 10, 2016 Diana C. Coles, June 10, 2016 Barbara Beckos, June 10, 2016 Bethaida Gonzรกlez, June 19, 2015 James A. Clark, June 7, 2014 Jack H. Webb, June 14, 2013 Dr. Louis G. Marcoccia, June 15, 2012

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CAST Angela Janas (Lizzy Bennet) is making her Syracuse Stage debut! OffBroadway: Stuffed (Westside Theatre); Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,  Macbeth, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (The Acting Company). Regional: The Glass Menagerie (Barrington Stage Company); The Lion in Winter (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, King Lear (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); In Game or Real, The Winter's Tale (Guthrie Theater); The Revolutionists, The Merchant of Venice, Starcrossed (Gulfshore Playhouse); Arcadia (Nevada Conservatory Theatre). Training: B.F.A., University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater. Love to Carl. www.angelajanas.com

cast, creative team, crew, and community at Syracuse Stage for the first time!   Carman Lacivita (Mr. Darcy) recently played Bingley/Mary in Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice at Dorset Theatre Festival (Broadway World Nomination-Best Actor). Broadway: Bob/Marvin in Marvin’s Room, Valvert in Cyrano de Bergerac opposite Kevin Kline and Jennifer Garner.  Off Broadway:  Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility (Bedlam); Henry 6th in Rose Rage: Henry the 6th Pts. 1, 2, 3 (St. Clair Bayfield Award, Jeff Award, Drama League Nomination); The Witch of Edmonton (Red Bull Theater); Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab, The Public (NY), The Pearl, Project Shaw, The Drama League, and Ars Nova. Regional: Amphibian Stage Productions, Bermuda Arts Festival, George is Dead (w/Marlo Thomas) written and directed by Elaine May at George St. Playhouse/Arizona Theater Company, Chicago Shakespeare, Long Wharf, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Crossroads, Stage West, Ft. Worth and Dallas Shakespeare. TV/ Film:  Blue Bloods (CBS), Golden Boy (CBS), Royal Pains (USA),  The Chica Show (NBC), Modern Love (pilot), Marino’s (pilot), Cyrano de Bergerac (PBS Great Performances). M.F.A. Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, B.F.A. Texas Christian University. Founding member and artistic associate of Amphibian Stage Productions in Fort Worth, TX, and The Coop in NYC. In addition to

Robyn Kerr (Jane Bennet, Miss de Bourgh) is a Jamaican Scottish actress now living and working in the US. Theatre includes: The Heart of Robin Hood and Rip Van Winkle (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre, Broadway National Tour); Knives in Hens (The Shop, 59E59 Theater);  Love's Labour's Lost (Great Lakes Theater); Dark Vanilla Jungle (The Shop, Here Arts). Television: Murphy’s Law (ITV), Casualty (BBC), MI5 (BBC).  Film:  Stud Life,  Scoop,  Hank and Asha. Training: Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Robyn is thrilled to be joining this wonderful

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CAST performing Carman is a teaching artist, acting coach, fight choreographer, and tennis pro. Love to Tony and Gordon. www.carmanlacivita.com

Samantha Steinmetz (Mary Bennet, Mr. Bingley). Theatre: Sense and Sensibility, The Seagull, Saint Joan, Hamlet (Bedlam); Murder on the Orient Express (McCarter and Hartford Stage); Scottish Sperm (Edinburgh Fringe); The Remarkable Rooming House (La MaMa); 27 Wagons Full of Cotton (Abingdon Theatre). Television:  Blue Bloods, Law and Order: SVU, Quantico, Shades of Blue. Upcoming: David Fincher’s Mindhunter and Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us. Love to Mr. Russell. www.samanthasteinmetz.com  @smiss979 

Joey Parsons (Mr. Ben net,Charlotte Lucas). Off Broadway: Vanity Fair (The Pearl Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Pearl Theatre/Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Drama League Nomination); Stupid F**king Bird, The Rivals, Figaro, The Misanthrope, Wittenberg (The Pearl);  A Little Journey (The Mint Theater). Theatre: An Enemy of the People (Yale Rep.); The House On The Hill, Memoirs Of A Forgotten Man, Not Medea, Gidion’s Knot, Dear Sara Jane, Fifty Words (Contemporary American Theater Festival); God of Carnage (Arizona Theatre Co./San Jose Rep - San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critic’s Circle Award: Outstanding Principal Actress); Blithe Spirit  (Syracuse Stage); Rabbit Hole (Pittsburgh Public/Hartford TheatreWorks); Dead Man’s Cell Phone  (Hartford TheatreWorks); The Shape of Things (St. Louis Rep.); The Tempest, As You Like It, Richard III, The Winter’s Tale, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Two Gentlemen of Verona (HVSF); Comedy of Errors, Measure for Measure (Yale Rep.). Television: Divorce, Madam Secretary, The Mysteries of Laura, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Trial By Jury, Third Watch, Deadline. Film: Before/During/After, Lightning Jack. M.F.A.: Yale School of Drama. Thank you to my family, blood and chosen. www.joeyparsons.com

Stephan Wolfert (Mrs. Bennet, Servant) [AEA, SAG] received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence, RI in 2000. On Broadway, Stephan helped create the military segments for Twyla Tharp and Billy Joel’s Tony Award-winning Movin’ Out. A former member of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning off-Broadway theatre company, Bedlam, Stephan performed in their productions of Hamlet, Saint Joan, The Seagull, and Kate Hamill’s world premiere of Sense and Sensibility. Stephan’s critically-acclaimed, award-winning, off-Broadway solo show Cry Havoc! has been performed over 250 times for thousands of people in five countries. For his work as the founder of DECRUIT: treating trauma in military veterans through Shakespeare and

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CAST science, Stephan has been published in the fields of both art and science, and lectures throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, The Netherlands,

and Italy. Stephan is also a member of the NYU think tank PACH (Project for the Advancement of our Common Humanity).

A R T I S T I C S TA F F Sandra Goldmark (Scenic Designer) is a designer, teacher, and entrepreneur whose work focuses on how “stuff” shapes our narratives, both individually and systemically, onstage and off. She is an associate professor of professional practice in design at Barnard College, where she also serves as director of campus sustainability and climate action, and leads a green design and production initiative in the theatre department. Sandra is the founder of Fixup, a social enterprise that operates short term repair shops and reuse events to help build healthy, sustainable modes of consumption for the circular economy. www.sandragoldmark.com

Uncle Romeo. Film & TV: Dr. Who, Miss Marple, Quiz Show, Sneaky Pete. United Scenic Artists 829. charlottepalmerlane.squarespace.com Drew Florida (Lighting Designer) is a New York City-based lighting designer and proud native of Flint, MI. His New York theatre credits include: The Waiting Game (59E59 Theaters and Edinburgh Festival Fringe); Manifesto: The Diaghilev Project (Robert Moss Theater); Happy Birthday, Wanda June, An Enemy of the People, DannyKrisDonnaVeronica, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar (Wheelhouse Theatre Company); As you Like It (The Public Theater in collaboration with Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble). Drew received a 2017 Broadway World Regional Nomination for best lighting on the production of The Adventures of Robin Hood (Flint Youth Theatre), as well as a 2017 Wilde Award Nomination for Lighting Design of Willy Wonka (Flint Youth Theatre), and is the 2012 recipient of the Midtown International Theatre Festival’s Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for a Short Subject for the play Stage Reading by Sean Michael Welch. He is the owner and principal lighting designer of the production design company Ch’i Design Studio, LLC.

Charlotte Palmer-Lane (Costume Designer). Recent credits: Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival - Twelfth Night, Hamlet, King Lear, The Three Musketeers, The Liar, Othello, The Winter’s Tale, As You Like It, Our Town, The General from America, Richard the 2nd, Rip Van Winkle PSF, Blithe Spirit. Mint Theatre - Rutherford & Son, Hudson Stage Co, Family Reunion, Other Desert Cities, You Will Remember Me, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Switzerland. Barrington Stage - Camping with Henry &Tom. Shakespeare & Co - God of Carnage, Heisenberg, HIR. Folger - As You Like It. Bedlam - Peter Pan, Pygmalion, 39


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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Jacqueline R Herter (Sound Designer) has served as resident sound designer for twenty seasons at Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama. She has designed for Indiana Repertory Theatre, Studio Arena, the Wilma, Geva, Round House, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Virginia Stage, and the Hangar Theater as well as other theatres across the nation. Some favorite designs have been: Next to Normal, The Three Musketeers, Nine, Hairspray, The Overwhelming, Caroline, or Change,  The Miracle Worker,  The Day Room, The Christians, Radio Golf, Parade, The Diary of Anne Frank,  The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Red Noses, The Real Thing,  Hedwig and the Angry Inch, M. Butterfly,  A Raisin in the Sun,  A Lesson Before Dying, Frozen, Copenhagen, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Inherit the Wind, and Big River.

sical Theatre Festival. She has performed with many regional theatres and Shakespeare festivals across the country including The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, The Acting Company, Theatre J, Shakespeare & Company, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, and the Blackfriars Playhouse at the American Shakespeare Center. She also created world premiere performances as Mistress Hibbins in A Scarlet Letter, Olga Knipper in To Chekhov With Love, and Ana in Who Killed Pablo Neruda? at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Internationally, she has worked alongside renowned directors and voice teachers of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art, British American Drama Academy, Canadian National Voice Intensive, and the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Celia is a proud M.F.A. Acting graduate of The Theatre School Conservatory at DePaul University in Chicago.

Celia Madeoy (Dialect Coach). This season marks Celia’s eighth year with Syracuse Stage and on performance faculty with Syracuse University Department of Drama. Past performances include Deb in Elf The Musical, bad nanny Miss Andrew in Mary Poppins, Guido’s Mother in Nine, Adult Woman in Spring Awakening, Frances Flute/Thisbe in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mrs. Dubose in To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Ev in The Miracle Worker, and Mrs. Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol. Celia originated the role of Flo in the recent North American world premiere of Saturday Night Fever produced at The Finger Lakes Mu-

Stuart Plymesser (Production Stage Manager) is in his 22nd season at Syracuse Stage where he has stage managed around 100 plays, musicals, and special events, working with such talents as Olympia Dukakis, Frank Langella, Elizabeth Franz, and Phylicia Rashad. Stuart has worked at numerous regional theatres around the country and in Cape Town, South Africa, and has toured nationally. Locally, he has also stage managed events for Syracuse Fashion Week. In addition, Stuart is adjunct faculty for Syracuse

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

and Television, and the Jewish Repertory Theatre. She cast the original and touring production of August Wilson’s Radio Golf, the Broadway production of Gem of the Ocean, and the Off-Broadway production of Jitney. Selected regional casting credits include Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage Co, Arena Stage, Trinity Rep, San Jose Rep, Geva, Syracuse Stage, Pittsburgh Public, Merrimack Rep, Long Wharf Theatre, Alliance Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, Kansas City Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company, Dallas Theatre Company, Berkeley Rep, Portland Center Stage, and Playmaker’s Rep.

Harriet Bass Casting (Casting). Harriet is an independent New York casting director for theatre, film, and television. In New York she has cast for ABC/TV, Fox Television Studios, Joseph Papp’s Public Theater: New Work Now, the Minetta Lane Theatre, the Women’s Project, La Mama E.T.C., New York Women in Film

DIRECTOR Jason O’Connell is a NYC-based director, actor, and playwright whose directing credits include his own adaptation (with co-writer Brenda Withers) of Cyrano at Amphibian Stage (Outstanding Director; Outstanding New Play - DFW Critics Forum), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Texas Shakespeare Festival), An Ideal Husband  (Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, NYC), Dances With Pitchforks (Joe’s Pub and Upright Citizen’s Brigade), and small-cast, all-female productions of both Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet  in NYC. Jason

is the writer and performer of several autobiographical solo shows, including The Dork Knight (a piece about superhero-worship that enjoyed a critically acclaimed OffBroadway run at Abingdon Theatre Company) and Fat and Scant of Breath  (about his complicated relationship with Hamlet). As an actor, Jason’s Off-Broadway credits include Mr. Darcy in the world-premiere of Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice at Primary Stages, Harold Ryan in Happy Birthday, Wanda June (NY Times Critic’s Pick) for Wheelhouse Theatre Company, Bottom and Puck in  A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Pearl, Trigorin in The Seagull for Bedlam, and Edward Ferrars/Robert Ferrars in Kate Hamill’s Sense and

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DIRECTOR Sensibility at the Gym at Judson. He won the 2014 New York Innovative Theatre award for Outstanding Lead Actor for his work as the title character in Don Juan in Hell (also cited as one of the year’s best performances by The Wall Street Journal). He is currently working on several new scripts as a playwright, and will next be seen playing the title role in his  Cyrano (first at Hudson Valley

Shakespeare Festival and then at Two River Theater in NJ). Special thanks: to Bob Hupp for the opportunity, to his fiancée Kate Hamill for her beautiful play, and to his agent, Beth Blickers, for her constant support. Jason dedicates this production to his family on Long Island, specifically his mother Marie and 103-year-old grandmother Philomena.

CHOREOGRAPHER Anthony Salatino is a graduate of the Juilliard School. Tony has choreographed for many opera and dance companies throughout the United States. He choreographed the New York City Opera premiere of Margaret Garner, music by Richard Danielpour, libretto by Toni Morrison (based on her novel Beloved), and directed by Tazewell Thompson. His most recent credits include choreography for Cato in Utica at the Glimmerglass Opera Festival, Next to Normal at Syracuse Stage, and Rappaccini’s Daughter at Opera Naples in Florida. For Syracuse Stage he directed and choreographed Rent, Little Women, Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, and Peter Pan (2000), and choreographed Peter Pan (2016), Mary Poppins, The Three Musketeers, A Christmas Carol, The Wizard of Oz, Big River, and My Fair Lady. He also served as movement consultant for The Boys Next Door and The Turn

of the Screw, created movement for M. Butterfly, served as associate choreographer for Caroline, or Change, designed the fights for Bug and A Streetcar Named Desire, and set the dances and fight scenes for Romeo and Juliet. At Connecticut’s Westport Country Playhouse, he choreographed the world premiere of Jam and Spice, a revue of the music of Kurt Weill. An associate professor at Syracuse University’s Department of Drama, Tony most recently directed Nine, and previously directed Sweeney Todd. He conceived, directed, and choreographed three original productions: Bravo Piaf!, The Table (Der Tisch), and The Clowns. He co-directed and choreographed The Wind in the Willows for the Department of Drama and New York’s New Victory Theater. He served as choreographer for Carmen at the Virginia Opera, and director and choreographer for Maria de Buenos Aires and Tango for Naples Opera. Tony also has directed and choreographed for the Fort Worth, Connecticut, Pitts-

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CHOREOGRAPHER burgh, and Syracuse Opera Companies. Tony was the artistic director of the Fort Worth (TX) Ballet Company, and associate artistic director of the Hartford (CT) Ballet. He has

performed with dance companies throughout the United States and Europe, and he has performed with the (New York) City Center Company at the White House.

AUTHOR Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 in the village of Steventon in Hampshire. She was one of eight children of a clergyman and grew up in a close-knit family. She began to write as a teenager. In 1801 the family moved to Bath. After the death of Jane’s father in 1805 Jane, her sister Cassandra and their mother moved several times eventually settling in Chawton, near Steventon. Jane’s brother Henry helped her negotiate with a publisher and her first novel, Sense and Sensibility, appeared in 1811. Her next novel Pride and Preju-

dice, which she described as her “own darling child” received highly favourable reviews. Mansfield Park was published in 1814, then Emma in 1816. Emma was dedicated to the prince regent, an admirer of her work. All of Jane Austen’s novels were published anonymously. In 1816, Jane began to suffer from ill-health, probably due to Addison’s disease. She travelled to Winchester to receive treatment, and died there on July 18, 1817. Two more novels, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey were published posthumously and a final novel was left incomplete.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Robert Hupp is in his third season as artistic director of Syracuse Stage. He recently directed Noises Off, Next to Normal, and The Three Musketeers for Stage. Prior to coming to central New York, Robert spent seventeen seasons as the producing artistic director of Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock. He directed over 30 productions for Arkansas Rep ranging from Hamlet to Les Miserables to The Grapes of Wrath. In New York City, Rob-

ert 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 Mil-

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR lionaria. 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 New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, the Theatre Communications Group,

the New Jersey State Council of the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. While in Arkansas, Robert was named both Non-Profit Executive of the Year by the Arkansas Business Publishing Group, and Individual Artist of the year by the Arkansas Arts Council. He and his wife Clea ride herd over a blended family of five children, one dog, and two cats.

MANAGING DIRECTOR in Hiiumaa, Estonia. Previously, Jill spent five years in the production office at Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage, after working as a stage manager in Minnesota, New Mexico, and Massachusetts. In addition to her work at Stage, Jill is an instructor in the Theater Management program of the Syracuse University Department of Drama, building on her work with high school and college students elsewhere, including at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Jill was recognized as part of the Central New York Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” awards in 2017 and has served on numerous municipal and non-profit boards. Jill is a proud cheesehead, hailing from Marshfield, Wisconsin. She and her husband Dave Anderson, along with their daughter, are pleased to call Central New York home.

Jill A. Anderson has served as managing director of Syracuse Stage since 2016. Jill is responsible for Stage’s nearly $6.5 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

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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 Kyle Bass is the author of Possessing Harriet, commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association, which received its world premiere at Syracuse Stage earlier this season, and is currently the Burke Endowed Chair for Regional Studies at Colgate University. 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, and Pushcart Prize nominee, Kyle’s full-length plays include Tender Rain, The Faith of our Fathers, and Bleecker Street. Separated, a piece of documentary theatre about the student military veterans at Syracuse University was presented at Syracuse Stage and at the Paley Center in New York, directed by Robert Hupp. 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’s one-act plays include Fall/Out, Theory of Night, Love is a Blue Velvet Box, Spoons, Northeast, and The Cutaneous Rabbit Illusion. Kyle has begun writing a new fulllength play: Lakeview, which is set in a small city situated between a large university and a sacred but troubled body of water, and on the verge. As drama-

turg, 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, subsequently produced at Yale Rep and the Kennedy Center. As a screenwriter, Kyle is the co-author of the original screenplay for the film Day of Days (Broad Green Pictures, 2017), which stars award-winning veteran actor Tom Skerritt, and he is the author of the screenplay adaptation of the novel Milk by Darcy Steinke. Kyle 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’s plays and other writings have appeared in the journals Callaloo, Folio, and Stone Canoe, among others, and in the essay anthology Alchemy of the Word: Writers Talk about Writing. He is drama editor for the journal Stone Canoe, teaches playwriting in Syracuse University’s Department of Drama, theatre courses in the Department of African American Studies, has been guest lecturer in playwriting at Hobart & William Smith Colleges, and was faculty in the M.F.A. Creative Writing program at Goddard College from 2006 to 2018. Kyle holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Goddard College, and is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America.

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WHO WE ARE Syracuse Stage is the non-profit, professional theatre company in residence at Syracuse University. We are nationally recognized for creating stimulating theatrical work that engages Central New York, and for our significant contribution to the artistic life of Syracuse University, where we are a vital partner in achieving the educational mission of the University’s Department of Drama.

OUR MISSION Syracuse Stage tells stories that engage, entertain, and inspire us to see life beyond our own experience.

OUR VISION Reimagining what's possible for regional theatre–through active inclusion, innovative outreach, and bold productions–Syracuse Stage shapes the culture and social vitality of Central New York, enriches the Syracuse University student experience, and fosters change in ourselves, our communities, and our world.

O U R C O R E VA L U E S People - Actively including diverse individuals, communities, ideas, and perspectives. Passion - Commitment to integrity, excellence, and enthusiasm in our work. Curiosity - Fostering an innovative and adaptive environment that elicits wonder.

A B O U T S Y R A C U S E S TA G E Originally constructed as the Regent Movie House in 1914, the physical space of Syracuse Stage has seen many films, musicians, actors and artists pass through its doors over the course of the past century. The Syracuse Stage that exists today is a nonfor-profit professional theatre company founded in 1974, and a longstanding League of Resident Theatres (LORT) member. Since its inception, Stage has produced over 300 shows, both plays and musicals, within its walls. Now, Stage produces six to seven shows per season, while also offering educational programs to students, various pre- and post-show events, and fundraising events each year. Stage is Central New York’s only LORT theatre and one of the largest performing arts organizations in the area. Stage has a strong commitment to giving the community access to a range of high-quality productions; it is equally committed to bringing in actors, designers and directors who are among the leading theatre professionals, both locally and across the nation.

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

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IN THE COMMUNITY Stage has collaborated with a myriad of institutions in the Syracuse area. Community partners include AccessCNY, ARC of Onondaga, ARISE, ArtRage, CNY Reads, Interfaith Works of Central New York, La Casita, McMahon / Ryan Child Advocacy Center, Onondaga Historical Association, Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, SUNY Upstate Medical University, the VA Medical Center, and Vera House. Additionally, the educational department collaborates with many CNY schools.

ACCESSIBILITY PERFORMANCES 2018/19 PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

THE HUMANS

THE LAST FIVE YEARS

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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.

Relaxed/Sensory-Friendly = R/SF Relaxed/Sensory-Friendly performances provide a welcoming environment that lets all patrons express themselves freely without judgment or inhibition. These live theatre experiences invite and encourage individuals with autism, ADD, ADHD, dementia, and sensory sensitivities to enjoy the performance in a "shush-free" zone. All tickets for Relaxed/Sensory-Friendly performances are $25 and include a 100% refund right up to the start of the show. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office. Contact Kate Laissle at kmlaissl@syr.edu or 315-4427755 for more information.

Open Captioned = 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.

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.

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

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

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.

Group Discounts Available Available for groups of 10 or more; additional discounts for student/senior citizen groups. Contact Tracey White: 315-443-9844, trwhite@syr.edu

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.

M&T Bank 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 Restaurant and Coffee Lounge and the garage maintained by Syracuse University. 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

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. 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. Cell Phones For the actors’ safety and in consideration of the audience please turn off all cell phones. Advertiser Support Syracuse Stage encourages audience members to support the businesses advertised in our program. Taking Photos In The Theatre Audience members may take photos in the theatre before and after the performance and during intermission. If you post photos on social media or elsewhere, you must credit the production's designers by including their names, which may be found on the title page of this program.

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.

Please note: Photos are strictly prohibited during the performance. Photos of the stage are not permitted if an actor is present. Video and audio recording is not permitted at any time in the theatre.

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

Beverage Policy 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 and at the bar.

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N E X T AT S Y R A C U S E S TA G E

THE HUMANS

THE LAST FIVE YEARS

BY STEPHEN KARAM | DIRECTED BY MARK CUDDY CO-PRODUCED WITH GEVA THEATRE CENTER APRIL 24 - MAY 12 | OPENING NIGHT: APRIL 26

WRITTEN AND COMPOSED BY JASON ROBERT BROWN DIRECTED BY JASON ALEXANDER | MUSICAL DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET | MAY 29 - JUNE 16 OPENING NIGHT MAY 31

Critically acclaimed winner of the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play, The Humans offers a compelling look at a slice of contemporary life as seen through a family Thanksgiving celebration. The Blakes of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Eric and Deirdre, have come to Chinatown to spend the holiday with their adult daughters, Aimee and Brigid. Along for the celebration are Momo, Eric’s mother teetering in and out of consciousness, and Richard, Brigid’s boyfriend. Of course, they eat turkey, but when they talk turkey, it really gets interesting. A blisteringly funny and poignant play about people we might know and people we could be.

Jason Alexander (TV’s Seinfeld, Tony Award Jerome Robbins’ Broadway) directs The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown’s emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two young New Yorkers who fall in and out of love. Cathy is an aspiring musical theatre performer, Jamie a novelist whose star is on the rise. He tells their story from the beginning, she from the end. With beautiful music and alternately humorous and heartfelt lyrics, The Last Five Years is a sincere and unflinching expression of love gained and lost. The Last Five Years has been performed around the country and around the world and enjoyed an Off-Broadway revival at Second Stage in 2013 and a film adaptation in 2014, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. “. . . irresistible music and lyrics that break your heart while they satisfy your mind and move your body in its seat.” – Theatermania.com 56


N E X T AT T H E D E PA R T M E N T O F D R A M A

THE WILD PARTY

GOOD KIDS

BOOK, MUSIC, AND LYRICS BY ANDREW LIPPA BASED ON THE POEM BY JOSEPH MONCURE MARCH | DIRECTED BY KATHERINE MCGERR ASSOCIATE DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY ANDREA LEIGH-SMITH | MUSIC DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET | MARCH 29 – APRIL 7 | OPENING NIGHT: MARCH 30

B Y NAOMI II ZUK A DIR E C TE D B Y H OL LY THUMA MAY 3 - 11 | OPENING NIGHT: MAY 4

A hard-hitting and clear-eyed look at the troubling aftermath of the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl by members of a high school football team. Based on actual events, Good Kids examines how social media makes private lives public in ways we don’t always anticipate and can’t always control. At the same time, it sheds light on issues that are often treated as isolated incidents – but which, in truth, reflect attitudes and beliefs prevalent in the culture at large.

You’re invited to a party—a wild Hollywood party set in the Roaring 20s. Queenie and Burrs are your hosts. An intoxicating array of beverages will be served, music and dancing will raise the roof, and trouble will most certainly make an appearance. What’s a party without at least a little trouble? Based on Joseph Moncure March’s 1928 narrative poem, The Wild Party is a steamy prohibition tale driven by one of the most exciting, pulse-racing scores ever written. When you need to cut loose, how far is too far?

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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

Rick Shirtz Regional President NBT Bank PRESIDENT

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

Nancy Green President Edward S. Green & Associates VICE CHAIR

Janet Audunson Assistant General 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 VICE CHAIR

Phil Turner Pastor Bethany Baptist Church TREASURER

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

Sharon Sullivan Community Volunteer Jill Anderson** Managing Director Syracuse Stage

Steve Chase Senior Vice President BPAS 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 John Huhtala Relationship Manager Middle Market Commercial Banking Chase Robert Hupp** Artistic Director Syracuse Stage Rebecca Karpoff Professor of Practice, Musical Theater/Coordinator of Vocal Instruction, Musical Theater Syracuse University Department of Drama Kathy Kelly Health Educator, PNP, retired Larry Leatherman Retired Bristol-Myers Squibb, MOST

George S. Bain Freelance Editor and Writer

Dan Lent Vice President Solvay Bank

Barbara Beckos Retired Syracuse Stage

Anthony Malavenda Duke’s Root Control

Dan Berman Partner Hancock Estabrook, LLP Sandra Brown President Grandma Brown’s Beans, Inc. Nancy Byrne Community Volunteer

Rocco Mangano Partner Mangano Law Office, PLLC Julia Martin Partner Bousquet Holstein Kevin R. McAuliffe Partner Barclay Damon

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Suzanne McAuliffe Retired Educator Rod McDonald Bond, Schoeneck & King Samantha Millier Associate Attorney Mackenzie Hughes LLP Molly Mulvihill VP, Market Manager Enterprise Business & Community Engagement Bank of America Fran Nichols Chair Emeritus, Syracuse Stage Eric Mower + Associates Marc Nichols Executive VP & General Counsel SAAB USA, LLC. Virginia Parker Retired Educator Annette Peters Marketing Director Syracuse Media Group Kendall Phillips Associate Dean, Global Academic Programs and Initiatives Syracuse University Amir Rahnamay-Azar Chief Financial Officer Syracuse University Molly Ryan Partner, Goldberg Segalla LLP Robert Sarason Retired Lawyer, Organizer, Fundraiser L. John Steigerwald IV Marketing and Sales Representative Cathedral Candle Company Cora Thomas Radio Host and Office Manager, WAER Michael S. Tick Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Syracuse University 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

Elizabeth Defurio

Linda Ponza

CICERO-NORTH SYRACUSE

NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL

SOLVAY HIGH SCHOOL

David Fisselbrand

Jennifer Sabatino

AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL

CATO-MERIDIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

Todd Benware CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Melissa Morgan

Jordan Berger

BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Matthew Phillips

Rhiannon Berry

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL

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

Ryan Dunn

Nancy O’Connor

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

FAYETTEVILLE-MANLIUS HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Emma Baker

Garrett Frink

Tyler Piper

NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL

PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL

JORDAN-ELBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Chloe Butler

Chloe Hill

Victoria Sayre

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

PAUL V. MOORE HIGH SCHOOL

MARCELLUS HIGH SCHOOL

Derek Caldeira

Lauren Lammers

Aiden Southworth

FABIUS POMPEY HIGH SCHOOL

C.W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL.

PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL

Emma Clardy

Joe McCurdy

Peyton VanBoden

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL

HOMESCHOOLED

Cami Cortez

Jade McKenney

Eleanor Wester

WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL

NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL

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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. 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, AND GOVERNMENT SPONSORS

Richard Mather Fund

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CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENT SPONSORS

J.M. McDonald Foundation

Contributions listed above are current as of February 19, 2019 and reflect operating support of $2,800+ and inkind donations of $10,000+.

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE SPONSOR

AnCor, Inc. is a national Design Build Firm that has been proudly headquartered in Syracuse, NY for the past 35 years. Our commitment to producing high quality projects with lifelong clients is the foundation the company was built on. AnCor and Syracuse Stage share the same passion for our community and we take pride in supporting their mission for bringing high level performing arts and educational programming to Syracuse, NY.

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INDIVIDUAL, CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, & GOVERNMENT GIFTS New and increased gifts this season will be matched by The Richard Mather Fund. $100,000+ Syracuse University $75,000 - $99,999 Nancy & Bill Byrne The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation $50,000 - $74,999 Advance Media New York CNY Arts, Inc Destiny USA The Shubert Foundation $20,000 - $49,999 CNY Community Foundation iHeartMedia Richard Mather Fund $15,000 - $19,999 Allyn Family Foundation Howard L. Green Foundation, Inc. M&T Bank NBT Bancorp Inc Benefactors Circle $10,000 - $14,999 AXA Foundation George Bain Bank of America Business Journal News Network Cumulus Media Paul Phillips & Sharon Sullivan Urban CNY WAER WRVO Founders Circle $7,500 - $9,999 JP Morgan Chase Mary & Larry Leatherman Elinor Spring-Mills & Darvin Varon Playwrights Circle $5,000 - $7,499 AnCor Inc. Richard Bunce Carrier Corporation

Cathedral Candle Company Fred L. Emerson Foundation Inc. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Fidelity Charitable Michael & Barbara Flintrop Rosamond Gifford Foundation Helene & Neil Gold Michael & Jacki Goldberg Gail Hamner & Daniel Bingham Peter & Brigitte Herzog J.M. McDonald Foundation Nancy Kramer & Doug Sutherland LeChase Construction Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin Employees Federated Fund Suzanne & Kevin McAuliffe Eric & Judy Mower Sally Lou & Fran Nichols Pathfinder Bank Raymour & Flanigan Furniture Patricia & Melvin Stith SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse Symposium: Stories Tompkins Trust Company Wegmans Producers Circle $2,800 - $4,999 Janet Audunson & David Youlen Bank of New York Mellon Jane Burkhead & Robert Sarason Mary Beth & Pete Carmen Margaret, Amy & Bob Currier Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Melvin & Mildred Eggers Family Charitable Foundation Sandra Lee Fenske & Joe Silberlicht

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Grandma Brown Foundation Larry & Ann Harris Roberta & Rocco Mangano National Grid Frederick & Virginia Parker Selma Radin Syracuse New Times Theatre Development Fund, Inc. Directors Circle $1,500 - $2,799 Maria & Paul Badami Barbara Beckos & Art McDonald Boeheim Foundation Kris & Jeffrey Bogart Lorraine Branham & Melvin Williams Jim & Cathy Breuer Sandra L. Brown Craig & Kathy Byrum Peter Cannavo & Helen Jacoby James Clark & Sharon Gordon Kristin & Sidney Cominsky Bob & Bobbie Constable Robin Curtis & David Zellar Edward & Susan Downing Dick & Therese Driscoll Peggy & Dana Dudarchik Mary Ann Finn Frank and Frances Revoir Foundation Herman Frazier Barb Genton Bea Gonzalez & Michael Leonard Nancy Green & Tony Marschall Joan Green The Haines Family David and Sally Hootnick Robert & Clea Hupp Elaine & Steve Jacobs Jewish Community Foundation of Central New York Randy & Elizabeth Kalish Kathy Kelly & Len Weiner


Leslie Kohman & Jeffrey Smith KPMG, LLP Daniel & Ann Lent Andrew S. London, Ph.D. & Alan E. Curle, MD John FX Mannion & Stephanie Miner Julia & Lee Martin Martine Burat & Anthony Malavenda Pete & Betsy McKinnell Molly & Kevin Mulvihill Sheila & John Parker Rosemary S. Pooler Dr. Amir Rahnamay-Azar Rissa & Michael Ratner Molly Ryan & Tim Byrnes Elaine & Michael Shende Margaret & Richard Shirtz George & Rita Soufleris Dr. & Mrs. Sam Spalding David & Dierdre Stam Raymond & Linda Straub Cindy Sutton & Family Peter & Cherry Thun Michael & Cathy Tick Linda & Jack Webb Glenda & Larry Wetzel Woodbine Group, Inc Dr. Yu & Mr. Qi Michael & Laurie Zoanetti Star $1,000 - $1,499 Jill & Dave Anderson Bankers Healthcare Group Kyle Bass Bousquet Holstein PLLC Candace Campbell Jackson & Mark Jackson Steven & Seanne Chase Joan Christy George Curry Paula Dendis John Druke John and Marya Frantz Karen & Daniel Fuleihan Edward S. Green & Associates Winnie Greenberg Hampton Inn & Suites Syracuse North Joyce Homan John & Kimberly Huhtala Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash Dr Lawrence Myers Paciorek Orthodontics David & Janice Panasci

Annette & Kenneth Peters Sutton Companies Gregg Tripoli Welch Allyn Joanne Zinsmeister Yarwood Leading Role $500 - $999 George & Sandra Abbott American Endowment Foundation Anaren Anoplate Corp. Marion Barbero Daniel & Sarah Berman Kathleen Bice Carrie Lazarus and Dave Birchenough Audrey & William Boyd Marlene A. Brown Craig Buckhout Drs. Jayne and Larry Charlamb Roger & Naomi DeMuth Stephen & Catherine DiMarco Don Blair & Nancy Dock Lewis & Elaine Dubroff Clay & Dora Elliott Allen & Anita Frank Douglas Goldschmidt & David Jacobs Golub Foundation Lawrence & Dorothy Gordon Theodore C. & Antonia M.Hansen Sharon Hayford Dennis & Judi Hebert David Heisig & Donna Mahar Huen New York The Kelberman Center Ellen & Terry Lautz Bob & Pat Lebel Mackenzie Hughes LLP Rod & Jana McDonald Elizabeth & Walter Merriam Law Office of Keith D. Miller John & Joan Nicholson Doren & Dennis Norfleet David & Susan Palen Lois & Ted Schroeder Kendrick & Gracia Sears Lowell Seifter & Sharon McAuliffe Jon Selzer & Thelie Trotty

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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.

Andre Bishop in honor of Bob Moss Andrea Fleck Clardy in honor of Bob Moss Anne Grace in memory of Audrey Dwyre Bruce Hoover in honor of Bob Moss Carol Bryant in honor of Virginia Parker Charlie & Beth Beach in honor of Rosemary Curtis Daniel Fuleihan in honor of Bob Moss Dene A. Sarason's children in memory of Dene Sarason Diane Kuppermann in honor of Jacki Goldberg Diane Orcutt in honor of Bob Moss Dr. Lawrence Myers in memory of Betty Jane Myers Dr. Susan & Mr. S Jeffrey Bastable in honor of Chancelor Kent Syverud & Dr Ruth Chen Elizabeth Burton in honor of Julia Martin Elizabeth Humphreys in memory of Barbara Burke Liptak Gary Pugh in honor of Audry Dwyre Gene Gill in honor of Bob Moss George Bain in honor of Don Buschmann. And all the production shops at Stage Gwynne Bellos in memory of Dr. Neal Bellos H. Paul Steiner in honor of Tracey White


Selzer Nancy & Walter Shepard James W. Shults Lynn & Corrine Smith L. John Steigerwald IV Paul Steiner Lennie Turner Vanguard Charitable Supporting Role $150 - $499 Alan Byer Auto Sales, Inc Eric Alderman Kristi Andersen Robert & Jeanne Anderson Anthony Antonello & Danielle Quintus Chris Arnold & Ellen Yeomans Timothy Atseff & Margaret Ogden Holmes & Sarah Bailey Lana Baker Dr & Mrs. Gerhard Baule Dr. Joanne & Jim Beckman Gwynne Bellos Phyllis & William Berinstein Berkshire Hathaway Bill Rapp Superstore Diana Biro and Eric Rogers Gerald & Barbara Black Cynthia Blume Francine Boutet Richard Bowman Mary Brady Susan & Thomas Brett Angel & Walter Broadnax Maren & Mark Brown Caroline & Nick Brust Helen Buck Marion Burke Frank & Kathy Campagna Ronald Capone Tom & Maryann Carranti Robert Caswell Anthony & Carolyn Cimino Joan Cincotta Susan & Craig Cobb Martha Cole Jack & Lori Coleman Melanie Comito & Spencer Brown The Concept @ 235 Robert & Joan Conine Dr & Mrs Paul S. Cohen Mike & LaRae Cottrell Therese Wiley Dancks

Dannible & McKee, LLP Judith Dannible Peter & Margaret Darby Clive & Sandra Davis Bill & Terry Delavan George & Margaret DeLorenzo Sandra DiBianco Cynthia Dietz Alan B. Dolmatch Susan Dorn Sharry W. Doyle Elizabeth & Evan Dreyfuss Charley & Kim Driscoll Karen & Nat Dunn Jonathan & Rosanne Ecker Kathy Effler Bill & Betsy Elkins Linda & Greg Ellstrom Linda Fabian & Dennis Goodrich Daniel Fisher & Lori Rublman Robert & Terry Flower Len Fonte Judith Fox Phillip & Marilyn Frankel Jeff & Tess Freedman Kathleen & Kenneth Freer David & Silvia Fry Allen & Nirelle Galson Gasparini Sales, Inc. Henry & Janet George Giarrusso Building Supplies, Inc Drs. Michael & Wendy Gordon Mark & Cynthia Dowd Greene Greg & Elaine Hallett Mr H Baird Hansen & Mrs Sarah Hansen David & Ellen Hardy Donald & Cherie Haswell Mary Hershberger Drs. Joseph & Paula Himmelsbach Judy & John Hoepner Alexander & Charlotte Holstein Hueber-Breuer Construction Co., Inc. IBM Foundation Linda & Dr. John Isaac Peter Vanable & Anne Jamison Robin & Mark Kasowitz Norma Kelley Amy Kemp

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Holly Thuma in memory of Genevieve and Theodore Thuma James MacKillop In Memory of Patricia MacKillop Jeff Purdy in honor of Enoch Purdy JoAnn Wickman in memory of Arlene Alpaugh Jody Harvey in memory of Mrs. Audrey W. Dwyre John Huppertz & Diane Mastin in honor of Fran and Sally Lou Nichols John Kunert in honor of A'Isha Shanes John Wolf in honor of Bob Moss Joyce Homan in honor of Bob Moss Judith Dannible in memory of Anthony F. Dannible Judy Rubin in honor of Bob Moss Kathleen M. Effler in honor of Damian M. Effler Kathleen M. Effler in memory of Steven W. Effler Lorne and Ellen Runge in memory of Laurie Clark Molly Corley in honor of Fran Nichols Nancy and Joesph Gorrell in honor of Bob Moss Robert Moss and Michael Brennan in honor of Tracey White and Don Buschmann Rocco Mangano in memory of Ed Green Susan Dorn in memory of Philip K. Dorn Susan Eisenberg in honor of Professor James Clark Susan Kaplan in honor of Bob Moss Winona Rainbow, Jodi Gunther, Cindy & Jim Altman in memory or Audrey Dwyre


Jeanne Kempton King David's Restaurant Russell & Joan King Jeffrey Knox & Susan Maxwell Barry & Kathy Kogut Elizabeth Kolodney & Barbara Sutton Don & Margo Koten Sheldon & Karen Kruth Lauren & Robert Lalley Randall LaLonde & Patricia Homer Jay & Linda Land Linda Lebedovych Amanda Lee Bonnie Levy Mr. & Mrs. James Light Zalie & Bob Linn Edward & Carol Lipson Laura Livingston Joanne Lloyd Dr Harlan London John D. & Marian S. Loosmann Nicholas & Cathy Lozoponi Marlene & Scott Macfarlane James MacKillop John & Janet Mallan Jon Maloff Louis & Nancy Maresca Candace & John Marsellus Susan Martineau Dr. Marty & Jackie Talcik Elizabeth G. Mascia Julie Matson Mr. & Mrs. Peter Mazzaferro Rena & Don McCrimmon Mary Ellen McDonald Howard McLaughlin & Mary O'Hara Sam & Margaret McNaughton Dr. & Mrs. James L Megna

Maggie & Andreas Meier Daniel & Terry Miller Gail & Peter Mitchell David & Beth Mitchell Robert & Barbara Moore Laurel Moranz & John McAllister James & Kathleen Muldoon Network for Good Brenda Neuss Marc Nichols Michael & Margaret O'Connor Sally O'Herin Phyllis Olmsted Donna & Richard O'Neil Deborah O'Shea Larry & Joan Page Cathy Palm Robert & Teresa Parke Edith Pennington & Lawrence Lardy Kendall Phillips Marilyn Pinsky Barbara & Bob Rabin Raymond James Global Account Pat & Kuni Riccardi Brian & Christine Rieger Nancy Rothschild Neil & Erica Rube Arnie & Libby Rubenstein Elaine Rubenstein Robert & Suzanne Rubino Linda & Bob Ryan Marilyn & Mike Sees Cheryl & Robert Shallish Geraldine Sheehan Walter & Beverly Short Rhoda Sikes Robert M. & Harriet Silverman Christina Smith Harold & Ruth Smulyan Lois Spitzer

George & Helene Starr Deborah & James Stewart Chris & Laina Stupp Drs. Lawrence Stewart & Pamela Sunshine Thomas Talbot Steve & Kathleen Tallman Linda Tassa & Joseph Cerroni Meghan & TJ Vitale Robert & Anita Wagner Dr. & Mrs. Donald Washburn Mark Watkins & Brenda Silverman Linda Webb Ruth S. Weinstock Peter N. Wells Jo Ann Wickman Christopher & Renee Wiles Gregory Wilt Lola Winter Tina Winter

PLANNED GIVING A planned gift is a way to make a significant and lasting gift to Syracuse Stage. By making a bequest to the theatre, you are assuring that Syracuse Stage will continue to inspire, stimulate, and entertain Central New York audiences for generations to come, as well as maintain its high artistic standards that are recognized locally, and nationally. Mary Louise Dunn Fund Dr. William J. Clark, Jr. Fund

The Estate of Rosemary Curtis

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In Honor and Memory of Sheldon P. Peterfreund and Josephine A Peterfreund


Matching Gift Program

Key Foundation Lever Brothers Company

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!

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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 Associate Director of Production Operations..........................................................Dianna Angell Company Manager/Production Management Assistant..............................................Brian Crotty Production Management Apprentice...................................................................Audrey Flynn Facilities Student Assistants..............Rachel Ackerman, Hector Aguirre and Marilyn Wechsler Technical Director..................................................................................................Randall Steffen Assistant Technical Director............................................................................Rebecca Schuetz Scene Shop Foreman...........................................................................................Michael King Carpenters.............................................Brian McBurney, Cheyenne McBurney, John Gamble Graduate Assistant................................................................................................Joshua Baker Student Assistants..........................................................................................Garett Pembrook Scenic Charge Artist...........................................................................................Holly K. LaGrow Assistant Scenic Artist...........................................................................................Phillip Dyke Graduate Assistants.......................................................................................Louise Thompson Props Supervisor.....................................................................................................Mary Houston Props Carpenter...............................................................................................Jordan Michaud Props Artisan....................................................................................................Jessica Culligan Props Graduate Assistant........................................................................................Drew Davis Student Assistants.....................................................................Shannon Bagoly, Logan Shiller Costume Shop Manager..........................................................................Gretchen Darrow-Crotty Assistant Costume Shop Manager/Drama Department Costume Coordinator.....Mallory Kay Nelson Cutter-Drapers.................................................................Catherine Hennessy, Kathryn Rauch First Hand.........................................................................................................Victoria Lillich Stitchers.......................................................................................Emily King, Katelyn Yonkers Craftsperson/Shopper.........................................................................................Sandra Knapp Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor.................................................................................Sarah Stark Student Assistants..................................................................................................Xinglan Yan Lighting and Projection Supervisor..................................................................David M. Bowman Electrician…….......................................................................................................Jed Daniels Electrics Journeyman/Board Operator...............................................................Anastasia Sioris Electrics Apprentice..........................................................................................Caitlin Weinelll Student Assistants..........................................................Ian Borowik, Aria Sivick, Adrian Yuen Resident Sound Designer/Audio Engineer......................................................Jacqueline R Herter Assistant Audio Engineer/Board Operator......................................................Kevin O’Connor Sound Apprentice...........................................................................................Alexandra Brock Production Stage Manager....................................................................................Stuart Plymesser Stage Manager..............................................................................................Laura Jane Collins Stage Management Journeymen........................................................Erin C Brett, 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....................................................................................................Michael McCurdy Comptroller..............................................................................................Mary Kennett Morreale Human Resources Manager/Business Associate.......................................................Kathy Zappala Student Business Office Intern................................................................Emilia Smart-Denton Director of Information Management & Technology...................................Garrett Wheeler-Diaz Box Office Managers......................................Laurie Lindsey, Courtney Richardson, A'Isha Shanes Box Office Assistants.................................Marjon Ardehali, Abby Cieslewski, Chidube Egbo, Jordan McKey, Makenzie Nickerson, Canab Sheekh Nuur, Chelsea Perez, Samoya Peters, Lexie Smuchynsky, Mary Storholm, Olivia St. Peter Box Office Intern..............................................................................................Margot Correa Audience Services Manager........................................................................................Jacob Ellison Audience Services Assistant.................................................................................Ella Lafontant Assistant House Manager......................................................Patricia Condello, Donna Stuccio Student Assistant House Managers.................Valeria Berdecia, Manda Borden, Jackson Norman Claire St. Marie, McKenna Vargas, Marilyn Wechsler Bartenders...........Daisha Abdillahi, Meg Pusey-Anthis, Michelle Cannizzo, Evan Starling-Davis Student Ushers.......................Summer Ainsworth, Gabriel Arbelo, Haley Ayers, Alana Barker, Blake Brewer, Anju Cloud, Ashley Collado, Ella Coste, Juliette Geraghty, Olivia Herz, Ellie Kallay, Calvin Keener, Clare Kenny, Dylan King, Jaelle LaGuerre, Kerri McAneney, Grace Morgan, Maria Polanco, Denise Romero, Eli Shwartz, Charles Curtis Towle III, Damon Williams, Haley Wright Director of Development...............................................................................................Tina Morgan Development Manager.......................................................................................Stefania Ianno Development Assistant.................................................................................Elizabeth Gardner Director of Education & Community Engagement.......................................................Joann Yarrow Associate Director of Education.............................................................................Kate Laissle Community Engagement and Education Assistant...................................MiKayla Hawkinson Education Assistant...................................................................................................Len Fonte Education Intern.......................................................................................Brianna Stankiewicz Director of Marketing and Communications..............................................................Joseph Whelan Group/Corporate Sales Manager..........................................................................Tracey White Marketing Manager...........................................................................................Joanna Penalva Patron Campaign Specialist.........................................................................Nori Gartner-Baca Graphic Designers.................................................................Jonathan Hudak, Brenna Merritt Group Sales Assistant........................................................................................Amanda Kurey Student Group Sales Assistant.............................................................................Lia Chapman Marketing Interns...........................................................Cara Christian, Lyle Andrew Michael Executive Assistant..................................................................................................Rebecca Li Grady Artistic Student Intern.................................................................................................Andy Jacobson 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...................................................................................................Michael McCurdy 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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A strong arts community

is critical in attracting and retaining employees. Keep Syracuse a vibrant and enriching place to live with your business sponsorship today! Plus, the more your give, the more you benefit. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT TINA MORGAN, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AT 315-443-3931 OR TMORG100@SYR.EDU ď Ž SYRACYSE STAGE GALA. PHOTO: JERRY KLINEBERG.

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SUMMER YOUTH THEATRE EXPERIENCE AT SYRACUSE STAGE TO BE YOUR BEST - PLAY WITH THE BEST. For ages 11-14 – Come and play with the professional teaching artists of Syracuse Stage as we dive into the magical world of creativity and performance. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS – REGISTER BY MAY 1ST $225 – Acting Out Loud ($25 Savings) $225 – Creating Characters ($25 Savings) $500 – Syracuse Stage Experience ($50 Savings) $800 for all 4 weeks ($250 Savings! – One week free!) REGISTRATION: Register online now at: www.SyracuseStage.org/summerprograms.php Space limited. Scholarships available. For more information contact Kate Laissle at 315-442-7755 or kmlaissl@syr.edu

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