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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S 15 | Title 17 | Cast & Credits 18 | Song List 20 | Dramaturgical 29 | Cast & Artistic Staff Bios 49 | Mission/Vision 49 | About Syracuse Stage 49 | In the Community 50 | Board of Trustees 51 | Emeritus Circle 51 | Guild Board 51 | Education Advocacy Board 51 | Young Adult Council 53 | Sponsors 54 | Corporate, Foundation &

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Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby ADDITIONAL ARRANGEMENTS BY

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Randal Myler MUSIC DIRECTOR

CHOREOGRAPHER

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SCENIC AND PROJECTION DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

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Ring of Fire was originally produced on Broadway by William Meade, CTM Productions, Bob Cuillo, GFour Productions, and James B. Freydberg June 7 - 25, 2017

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CAST

Trenna Barnes..............................................................................................Principal Allison Briner-Dardenne.............................................................................Principal Benjamin D. Hale........................................................................................Principal Brian Mathis...............................................................................................Principal Michael Monroe Goodman....Singer/Musician/Ensemble (Guitar/Mandolin/Harmonica) Walter Hartman...........................................................Musician/Ensemble (Drums) Jeff Lisenby.............................................Musician/Ensemble (Keyboard/Accordion) Evan J. Marshall............................................................Musician/Ensemble (Fiddle) John W. Marshall................................................Musician/Ensemble (Upright Bass) Brent Moyer...................................................Musician/Ensemble (Guitar/Trumpet)

ADDITIONAL CREDITS Guitar Technician: Daniel Naiman Associate Lighting Designer: Maranda DeBusk Stage Management Journeyman: Erin C Brett Stage Carpenter: Michael Gerlach Sound Board Operator/A1: Kevin O’Connor Assistant Audio Engineer/A2: Trinisha Dupree Wardrobe Supervisor: James McDaniel Dressers: Laura Jane Collins, Emily Piraino Light Board Operator: Laura Gisondi Spotlight Operators: Basil Allen, Christopher Green Crew Sub: Megan Berner Official Hotels for Guest Artists: The Genesee Grande Hotel, Parkview Hotel

There will be one fifteen-minute intermission.

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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 and choreographer are members of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. Ring of Fire 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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SONG LIST: ACT I

OPENING

Let the Train Blow the Whistle

(John R. Cash; Bug Music)

MONTAGE

SCENE 1: THE FARM

Country Boy (John R. Cash) © House of Cash, Inc. While I’ve Got it on My Mind (John R. Cash) © Song of Cash, Inc. Five Feet High and Rising (John R. Cash) © 1959 (Renewed). Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. In the Sweet By and By (Joseph Webster, Sanford F. Bennett) Daddy Sang Bass/Will the Circle Be Unbroken (John R. Cash and Carl L. Perkins) © Universal Cedarwood Publishing I Still Miss Someone (John R. Cash, Roy Cash, Jr.) © 1958 (Renewed). Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI) All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. SCENE 2: EARLY MUSIC YEARS

Tennessee Flat-Top Box (John R. Cash) © Anne-Rachel Music Corp. Straight A’s in Love (John R. Cash) © 1958 (Renewed) Chappell & Co. (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. Big River (John R. Cash) © House of Cash, Inc. Tear Stained Letter (John R. Cash) © Song of Cash, Inc. (ASCAP) Admin. by Bug. SCENE 3: THE GRAND OLE OPRY

Get Rhythm (John R. Cash) © House of Cash, Inc. Dirty Old Egg Suckin’ Dog (Jack H. Clement) © Universal Songs of Polygram, Inc. Oh Come, Angel Band (William Bradbury, Jefferson Hascall) Flushed From the Bathroom of Your Heart (Jack H. Clement) © Universal Songs of Polygram, Inc. SCENE 4: BACKSTAGE AT THE OPRY

If I Were a Carpenter

(James Timothy Hardin) © Allen Stanton Productions

SCENE 5: ACT ONE FINALE

Ring of Fire

(Written by June Carter and Merle Kilgore) Used by Permission of Painted Desert Music Corp. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured.

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SONG LIST: ACT II

ENTR’ACTE

I’ve Been Everywhere

(Geoff Mack) © 1962 (Renewed) Belinda Music (Australia) Pty. Ltd. (APRA) All Rights. Administered by Unichappell Music Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.

SCENE 1: NIGHT LIFE – SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Cry, Cry, Cry (John R. Cash) © House of Cash, Inc. (BMI) admin. by. Bug. Sunday Morning Coming Down (Written by Kris Kristofferson) Published by Combine Music Corp. SCENE 2: PRISON SEQUENCE

Going to Memphis (John R. Cash) © 1960 (Renewed) Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI) All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. Delia’s Gone (John R. Cash, Karl M. Silbersdorf & Richard Toops) © Song of Cash, Inc. Orleans Parish Prison (Dick Feller) © Cyberphonic Publishing. Folsom Prison Blues (John R. Cash) © House of Cash, Inc. Man in Black (John R. Cash) © Song of Cash, Inc. SCENE 3: LOVE TRANSITION

All Over Again

(John R. Cash) © 1958 (Renewed) Chappell & Co., Inc. (ASCAP) All Rights Administered by Chappell & Co., Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.

SCENE 4: CONCERT SEQUENCE – PRIME YEARS

A Boy Named Sue (Words & Music by Shel Silverstein) TRO – Evil Eye Music, Inc. – ASCAP. Jackson (Jerry Leiber & Billy Edd Wheeler) © Bexhill Music Corp., Sony/ATV Tunes, LLC. I Walk the Line (John R. Cash) © House of Cash, Inc. SCENE 5: LATER YEARS

The Far Side Banks of Jordan

(Terry Smith) © 1975 (Renewed) Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.

Why Me Lord (Written by Kris Kristofferson) Published by Resaca Music Publishing Co. Hey Porter (John R. Cash) © House of Cash, Inc. FINALE/BOWS

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THE

JOHNNY CASH’S IMPACT ON

MUSIC INDUSTRY BY TIONGE JOHNSON Johnny Cash influenced a wide range of musicians from many genres during and after his lifetime. Following his death, musicians inspired by him expressed through special tributes their grief at losing such an important icon in American music. In 1999, Turner Network Television (TNT) produced and released an All-Star Tribute to Johnny Cash, a tribute concert of his songs performed by various big name musicians. Among those musicians were Sheryl Crow, U2, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Lyle Lovett. Even pop singers like former NSYNC member Justin 20

Timberlake shared their own personal tributes to Cash. Timberlake praised the singer/songwriter in an acceptance speech at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Male Video Award. The pop star said the award should have gone to Cash, whose video clip of a cover of the Nine Inch Nails song “Hurt” garnered six nominations. While country-based tribute albums were quite common, All Aboard: A Tribute to Johnny Cash– featuring covers by The Dresden Dolls, The Gaslight Album, and Russ Rankin–and Johnny Cash Remixed–featuring covers


 JOHNNY CASH, AUGUST, 1960. PHOTO: LEIGH WIENER.

“Johnny Cash was the champion of the voiceless, the underdogs, and the downtrodden. He was also something of a holy terror, like Abraham Lincoln with a wild side. He represented the best of America.’’ -Kris Kristofferson. by rappers and DJ’s, including rapper Snoop Dogg–illustrate how all-encompassing and widespread his influence was for artists outside of the country music scene. Something about Cash’s music

struck a chord with other musicians, including Bob Dylan, Bono from U2, and Bruce Springsteen. Many of these performers wrote tribute songs for Cash or worked with him

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at some point in their careers. “The Wanderer”, the tenth and final track from U2’s 1993 studio album Zooropa, featured Bono on lead vocals with Cash as a supporting artist. The Irish rocker per-


 JOHNNY CASH WITH BONO AND ADAM CLAYTON OF U2 DURING RECORDING FOR ZOOROPA.

“He showed me his house, his ranch, his zoo in Nashville, his faith, his musicianship. He was more than wise. In a garden full of weeds - the oak tree.” -Bono formed “The Wanderer” live with Cash at the Nevada County fairgrounds in Grass Valley, California in 1993. After Cash passed away, U2 performed the song once more during a television special dedicated to Cash entitled I Walk the Line: A Night of Johnny Cash. “The Wanderer” was also included in the Cash compilations The Essential Johnny Cash and The Legend of Johnny Cash, and used as the intermission song during U2’s Innocence and Experience Tour in 2015.

Cash directly inspired and helped nurture the careers of those he sang or performed with. Before Dylan and Cash even met, they were fans of each other’s work. In Cash: The Autobiography, Cash said he wrote Dylan a letter telling him how much of a fan he was and Dylan immediately wrote back saying he’d been following Cash’s music since “I Walk the Line”. Their growing admiration for one another soon turned into a correspondence between the two musicians, and led to them recording Nashville Skyline in a two-

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day session at Columbia studios in Nashville, Tennessee in 1969. Dylan and Cash made fifteen songs together, one or two for possible use on the new album and the rest for a possible jointCash-Dylan LP. Dylan explained in an interview with Rolling Stone that Cash’s influence and friendship helped his career take off. “Listen to him, and he will always bring you to your senses,” Dylan said. Springsteen was drawn to Cash’s classical rock music as well as some of


 JOHNNY CASH AND BOB DYLAN ON THE JOHNNY CASH SHOW.

Cash’s lyrical themes in his songs. A song entitled “Johnny 99” on Springsteen’s Nebraska album (released in 1982) is about an autoworker who was laid off in Mahwah, New Jersey. Though never released as an official single, “Johnny 99” garnered enough album oriented rock airplay to reach #50 on the U.S Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. “Johnny 99” was also used as the title name for an album Cash recorded in 1983. Springsteen and Cash both came from humble beginnings

and incorporate the struggles of the American laborer in their songs. Springsteen writes about poverty and unemployment in “Johnny 99”, which are similar themes in Cash’s “Oney”. “Johnny 99” is in fact based on the real life closing of the Ford Motor Company plant in the 1980s. From rock stars, country singers, and even rappers and pop stars, it is apparent that Cash has and will continue to leave a lasting impact on musicians young and old.

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“He is what the land and country is all about, the heart and soul of it personified and what it means to be here; and he said it all in plain English. Listen to him, and he will always bring you to your senses.” -Bob Dylan


THE POET BY TIONGE JOHNSON Since his first recordings in 1955, Johnny Cash became an icon in American music. In 1980, he was the youngest living person chosen for the Country Music Hall of Fame and performed everywhere from Folsom State Prison (the inspiration for “Folsom Prison Blues”) to the White House. His lyrics connect deeply to the poverty and deprivation of country life in the Great Depression, through

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 JOHNNY CASH.

JOHNNY CASH

the uncertainty of World War II, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, and the victories of adulation and the detriments of addiction. In a collection of poems compiled and edited by Paul Muldoon, Forever Words: The Unknown Poems, Cash’s talent in not only songwriting but also American literature is discovered. Experiences of survival and of love and loss are themes Cash beautifully illustrates in his writing.


Does Anybody Out There Love Me? [1980] It’s a cold and cruel world When there’s no one to share the night And it’s lonely road to travel In the early-morning light

It’s a long and endless journey When you’re on the lost pathway Today will not be different Than a hundred yesterdays

Somewhere there’s somebody And a place where you belong So you give yourself a talking-to And slowly move along

But maybe there’s a new life Dawning with the morning sun And I’ll be a better man For where I’ve been and what I’ve done

My Song [1970s] Well, it’s many a day The road gets weary And it’s many a day That the way is long And I often say, No more I do it But I miss the traveling And I miss the songs

I wish I owned A great high mountain With people below Every way I turned I wish they’d look up And ears could hear me And I’d sing my song To the hearts that yearned

I was born to sing But not to the wind and space But to people’s hearts And people’s ears ‘Tis a gift from God And I pray I’d use it And sing to their hearts And sing to their ears

I would sing it loud I would sing it long Straight from the heart I would sing it true Then I’d come back down From my singing mountains And your life would be better Cause I sang for you

For a song can soar Like the lofty eagle And lift a heart That has fallen low And a song can shine Like a light in darkness And make the downcast Look up and glow  JOHNNY CASH. PHOTO: ANDY EARL.

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I Heard on the News [Early 1970s] I heard on the news That there is a lull in the fighting In Vietnam Because so many Vietnamese Are busy planting A rice crop again The report said That the full-scale fighting Is expected to resume Immediately after the planting season I reply: What kind of animal is man That he would pause In his killing To go about the business Of preparing for the living Knowing That he will immediately return To the business of killing? ď Ž JOHNNY CASH. PHOTO: DANNY CLINCH.

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With affection and gratitude for his artistry, vision, and devotion to Mr. Cash and his legacy, the director and cast of Ring of Fire dedicate their performance to

JASON EDWARDS 1954 – 2016 “We were a family, and Jason was Pa.” – Seth Greenleaf, Broadway producer of Ring of Fire

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CAST Trenna Barnes (Principal). Previous shows of Ring of Fire at Arizona Theatre Company, Riverside Theatre, Denver Center, Milwaukee Repertory, Cincinnati Playhouse, St. Louis Repertory, Cabrillo Music Theatre, Arkansas Repertory, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Casa Mañana, Totem Pole Playhouse, and Fox Theatre Riverside. Raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Trenna has traveled the world performing in over 40 different countries. As the lead singer and songwriter of all-girl band ‘Cowboy Crush’, she has shared the stage with the likes of Charlie Daniels, Huey Lewis, Reba McEntire, and Trace Adkins. Her favorite shows have been for our deployed troops and she even spent a past Thanksgiving in Sarajevo and Christmas in Kosovo with them. As a first-call session singer, Trenna keeps busy in Nashville singing in recording studios. Her voice can be heard on radio commercials, in movie theaters, and now here, at Syracuse Stage. facebook.com/TrennaBarnes

My Heart, Pete ‘N’ Keely, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Song of Singapore, Forbidden Hollywood. Representative regional theatre: Ring of Fire (St. Louis Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Totem Pole Playhouse, Riverside Theatre at Vero Beach). Other regional credits include: The Kennedy Center, The Old Globe, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Paper Mill Playhouse, TheatreWorks at Palo Alto (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award, Featured Actress – Musical), Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Ogunquit Playhouse, The Cape Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse, Studio Arena – Buffalo, NY. Television: Law and Order (both), The Carrie Diaries, One Life to Live, All My Children. Concerts: Soloist with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Pops Goes Vegas at symphony halls across the U.S. and Canada. Michael Monroe Goodman (Singer/Musician/Ensemble, Guitar/ Mandolin/Harmonica) is thrilled to be making his Syracuse debut. Michael is a multi-instrumentalist, actor, songwriter, comedian, and improviser. He spent two years with Million Dollar Quartet (Chicago, National Tour) covering several roles (Elvis, Cash, Perkins) and also received a Jeff Award nomination for his role in Mercury Theatre’s production of Ring of Fire in 2015. He recently starred as Huey Calhoun in

Allison Briner-Dardenne (Principal). Syracuse Stage credits: Closer Than Ever, Rough Crossing (directed by Arthur Storch). Broadway: Steve Martin and Edie Brickel’s Bright Star, Mamma Mia! National Tours: Mamma Mia!, Les Misérables, Titanic, White Christmas, Follies (with the Broadway company) at Ahmanson Theatre, L.A. Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway, Listen to

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CAST the Musical Theatre West production of Memphis in Long Beach, CA. Along with theatre he also stays busy with commercial, TV, film, and recording critically acclaimed original music on his record label. He credits his success to his training (Green Shirt Studio, IO, Annoyance Theatre, The Groundlings, Second City) but most of all, his relationship with God. michaelmonroegoodman.com

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Casa Mañana, and Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Mr. Hartman has played at conventions, concerts, clubs, festivals, and on television with many music artists, including Lee Greenwood,  Unknown Hinson, Brenda Lee, Del Reeves, Minnie Pearl, Jeannie Seely, Jack Green, Connie Smith and a 1982 World Tour with pop/rock group Dr. Hook. He has recorded with Dr. Hook, Brenda Lee, Johnny Paycheck, Jo-El Sonnier, Craig Duncan, Joe Sun, and  John England & the Western Swingers.

Benjamin D. Hale (Principal) is excited to return to the cast of Ring of Fire, after having previously performed in Vero Beach, FL. Other credits include, Phantom the Las Vegas Spectacular (Raoul U/S, Swing), Million Dollar Quartet (Johnny Cash) in Las Vegas and Theater Under the Stars, Houston, TX. Special thanks to his wife Rebekah and his two beautiful daughters for the constant love and support. Keep an eye out for his debut solo album coming out this fall. Benjamindhale.com

Jeff Lisenby (Music Director, Orchestrations, Musician/Ensemble, Keyboard/ Accordion). Broadway: Ring of Fire – music director. Touring: Jersey Boys – keyboardist. Ring of Fire – Denver Center, RiversideTheatre, Arizona Theatre Company, La Mirada, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Casa Mañana, Cabrillo, etc.; Tennessee Performing Arts Center – pit musician for touring shows: Grease, City of Angels, Little House on the Prairie, Chicago, Mamma Mia, Wicked, 42nd Street, 9 to 5, Threepenny Opera, The Wild Party, Phantom, Will Rogers Follies. Studio Tenn – Spamalot, Cinderella, Evita, Fiddler on the Roof. Tennessee Repertory Theatre – Little Shop of Horrors, A Chorus Line, 1776, Big River, The Civil War, The Nutty Professor, The Sound of Music. Starlight Theatre – Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, Wizard of Oz, Hair, Annie

Walter Hartman (Musician/Ensemble, Drums), originally from Johnson City, Tennessee, Walter is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and has lived and worked in Nashville, Tennessee, since 1979. Theatre performances include Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash at Arizona Theatre Company in Tucson and Phoenix, Riverside Theatre of Vero Beach FL, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park,

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CAST Get Your Gun, The Music Man. Artist Shows – Little Anthony & the Imperials, Brenda Lee, Boots Randolph, Donna Summer, Pavarotti, Blake Shelton, Dolly Parton, The Drifters, The Coasters, The Platters, The Marvelettes, The Mills Brothers, Charles Esten. Awards – twice national accordion champion, two bronze medals in international accordion competitions. Recordings – Grammy-winning Songs from the Neighborhood: the Music of Mr. Rogers; A Spy In Tortuga – jazz accordion with a band; Walkin’ The Winter Wonderland – solo piano.

which the St. Paul Pioneer Press applauded  for a “stunning mastery of interpretation”. Evan also  has  recorded five  solo CDs for his own label, Mandolin Conservatory. In 1995  Evan  made his first appearance on  A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Between 1993 and 2005 Evan was a featured soloist at Disneyland, performing his signature “William Tell Overture: Finale” for about two million visitors to the famous Golden Horseshoe Theater during the course of 10,000 shows. John W. Marshall (Musician/Ensemble, Upright Bass) Ring of Fire engagements include the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theater St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, Riverside Theatre of Vero Beach, and Denver Center Theatre. John has appeared as a soloist with orchestras across the U.S., including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Buffalo Philharmonic, as well as the Grand Rapids, Houston, Pensacola, Jacksonville, Wichita, New Mexico, Long Beach, Yuma, San Antonio, Fort Worth, and Phoenix Symphony Orchestras.

Evan J. Marshall (Musician/Ensemble, Fiddle) is an internationally renowned fiddler and mandolin virtuoso, and is widely regarded as the world’s premier solo performer on mandolin  in Duo-Style. Country guitar legend Chet Atkins called Evan, “a true virtuoso, one of the few great musicians of our time.” In addition to solo performances, Evan has been a featured guest artist  in Pops concerts with a number of  Symphony Orchestras, including Houston, Phoenix, Long Beach, Grand Rapids,  Fort Worth, San Antonio, Jacksonville, and Pensacola. Two of his solo recordings have been released by Rounder Records:  Evan Marshall Is the Lone Arranger, which the Washington Post labeled “truly dazzling”, the Raleigh-Durham Independent  called “superhuman”, and the Fresno Bee called “mindboggling”; and  Mandolin Magic,

Brian Mathis (Principal) is very happy to be making his Syracuse Stage debut! He recently appeared in Ring of Fire at Arizona Theatre Co. He has appeared nationally with the Equity tours of Seussical and Jesus Christ Superstar. Regionally

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CAST he has appeared with Casa Mañana, Stage West, Circle Theatre, Amphibian Stage, Lyric Stage, Turtle Creek Chorale, Dallas Theatre Center, Theatre Under the Stars – Houston, River City Rep, Tennessee (Nashville) Rep, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Downtown Cabaret – Bridgeport, CT, the Bushnell Center, and Kansas City Starlight. He appeared on CBS’ Walker, Texas Ranger, with Dolly Parton in the movie Blue Valley Songbird and the indie film Who is Clinn Rippy? He can be heard on dozens of voice-overs for FUNimation, Medieval Times, and many more! Enjoy the show!

numerous CD’s and has recorded 14 albums of original material with his songs being covered by artists in Europe and North America. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and has just released a new CD called Music Tells the Truth on Brambus Records. www.brambus.com/ brentmoyer. In 2006 Brent made his Broadway debut at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (NYC) in Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. Other Ring of Fire productions include: Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 2005; La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2009; FCLO’s Plummer Theatre, Fullerton, CA, Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA, 2010; Arkansas Repertory Theatre, 2011; Cabrillo Music Theatre, Thousand Oaks, CA (Cast Ovation nomination), Fox Theatre, Riverside, CA, Denver Center for the Arts, Denver, CO, Casa Mañana Theatre, Fort Worth, TX, 2012; Alabama Shakespeare Festival, 2013; Totem Pole Playhouse, Fayetteville, PA, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, 2014; Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 2015; Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach, FL, 2016; Arizona Theatre Company, Tucson and Phoenix, 2017. You can find Brent at BrentMoyer.com

Brent Moyer (Musician/Ensemble, Guitar/ Trumpet) hails from Nashville, Tennessee. Brent is excited to make his debut at Syracuse Stage in Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. Known as the “Global Cowboy”, he has shared the stage with many famous artists from country star Willie Nelson to pop diva Donna Summer, and has played lead guitar for the legendary Lynn Anderson (Rose Garden). As a producer and studio musician, he appears on

A R T I S T I C S TA F F John Iacovelli (Scenic and Projection Designer) is making his Syracuse Stage debut. Broadway: Peter Pan, starring Cathy Rigby (Primetime Emmy Award); The Twilight of the Golds by Jonathan Tolins. National Tour:

Camelot. Other Regional credits: over 300 productions, including work at Long Wharf Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, Pasadena

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Playhouse, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Denver Center Theatre, Los Angeles’ Center Theatre Group’s Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatres, among others. International: A Slight Ache in Barcelona; Casablanca, the Dance in Beijing; and Oedipus in Colonus in Delphi. Film: production designer on Ruby in Paradise, starring Ashley Judd. Art director on Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! Television Production Design: Beckett Directs Beckett: Endgame; The Old Settler, starring Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen; The Gin Game, starring Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke; Babylon 5;  Ed; Resurrection Blvd.; Lincoln Heights. MFA: NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Awards: Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Career Achievement. Website: www.iacovelli.com.

(Riverside Theatre Company); Doubt (Actors’ Theatre of Louisville); God of Carnage, Sleuth, God’s Man in Texas (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); The Woman in Black (Merrimack Repertory Theatre). Internationally, his design for Nixon’s Nixon appeared at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in Toronto and on London’s West End. Mr. DeVinney designed the costumes for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee for Xavier University. Formerly, Mr. DeVinney was the resident costume designer for Players Theatre Columbus, where his costume designs were seen in productions that included Lend Me a Tenor, Assassins, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Mr. DeVinney is a member of United Scenic Artists local 829. Kenton Yeager (Lighting Designer). Kenton has designed, produced or directed more than 700 productions for theatre, dance, music, industrials, corporate events, festivals, youth audiences, and touring productions nationally and internationally. His theatre lighting design credits include work for Denver Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, St Louis Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Arizona Theater Co, Round House Theatre, Pioneer Theater, Folger Theater, Virginia Stage Co, Arden Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Asolo Theatre, PlayMakers Rep, Arkansas Rep, The Clarence Brown Theatre, Pennsylvania Stage, Great River Shakespeare Festival, National Shakespeare Co, Camden Shakespeare Co, and American Music Theatre Festival. He has designed concerts for Suzanne Vega, Dave

Gordon DeVinney (Costume Designer) has designed costumes for numerous productions at regional theatres across the country including: Disgraced, Mothers and Sons, Low Down Dirty Blues, Circle Mirror Transformation, Chapatti, The North Pool, The Book Club Play, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, Always... Patsy Cline (League of Cincinnati Theatres Award), The Pavilion, The Piano Teacher, The Understudy, Victoria Musica, Marry Me a Little, Love Song, Murderers, Reckless, This Wonderful Life, The Clean House, A Picasso, Sing Hallelujah!, Hiding Behind Comets, Proof, God’s Man in Texas, Shakespeare’s R&J, Wit, The Woman in Black, Coyote on a Fence, Nixon’s Nixon, and The Turn of the Screw (Cincinnati Playhouse); Ring of Fire

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

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Matthews, John Prine, They Might Be Giants, George Winston, The Kronos Quartet, Bobby McFerrin, The Roches, The Charles Mingus Big Band, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Slide Hampton, Canadian Brass, Jonny Clegg, James Carter, Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Stephane Grappelli. As an educator, Kenton created and heads (since 2001) the MFA program in entertainment lighting design at the University of Tennessee. Previously he served on the faculty at Penn State, and was chair/ artistic director of Interlochen Arts Camp’s Department of Theater. He has taught over 100 master classes at more than 40 universities as well as workshops abroad in Germany, The Czech Republic, Vietnam, Austria, Mexico, France, Wales, India, and Holland. He is the owner/creator of Yeagerlabs, a company specializing in innovative ways of teaching theatre in the classroom; see what it’s about at www.yeagerlabs.com. Foundational to all of his creative work and his teaching are his meditation and mindfulness practices. He is president of the American Meditation Society, a certified advanced practices meditation teacher, head of the Mindfulness Community of Scholars at UTK, and runs three and five-day meditation courses around the country.

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

Jonathan Herter (Sound Designer) serves as resident sound designer for his twentieth season at Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama. Mr. Herter has designed for Indiana Repertory

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JOHNNY CASH Johnny Cash was born and raised in Arkansas, moving to Dyess when he was three. By the time he was 12 years old, he had begun writing his own songs. While he was in high school, he sang on the Arkansas radio station KLCN. Cash graduated from high school in 1950, moving to Detroit to work in an auto factory for a brief while. With the outbreak of the Korean War, he enlisted in the Air Force. While he was in the Air Force, Cash bought his first guitar and taught himself to play. He began writing songs in earnest, including “Folsom Prison Blues”. Cash left the Air Force in 1954 and moved to Memphis, where he took a radio-announcing course at a broadcasting school on the GI Bill. During the evenings, he played country music in a trio that also consisted of guitarist Luther Perkins and bassist Marshall Grant. The trio occasionally played for free on a local radio station, KWEM, and tried to secure gigs and an audition at Sun records. Cash finally landed an audition with Sun Records and its founder, Sam Phillips, in 1955. Initially, Cash presented himself as a gospel singer, but Phillips turned him down. Phillips asked him to come back with something more commercial, so Cash returned with “Hey Porter”, which immediately caught Phillips’ ear. Soon, Cash released “Cry Cry Cry”/“Hey Porter” as his debut single for Sun Re-

cords. “Cry Cry Cry” became a success upon its release in 1955, entering the country charts at number 14 and leading to a spot on The Louisiana Hayride, where he stayed for nearly a year. “Folsom Prison Blues”, reached the country Top Five in early 1956 and its follow-up, “I Walk the Line”, was number one for six weeks and crossed over into the pop Top 20. Cash had an equally successful year in 1957, scoring several country hits including the Top 15 “Give My Love to Rose”. Cash also made his Grand Ole Opry debut that year, appearing all in black where the other performers were decked out in flamboyant, rhinestone-studded outfits. As a result of this, he eventually earned the nickname “The Man in Black”. Cash’s success continued to roll throughout 1958, as he earned his biggest hit, “Ballad of a Teenage Queen” (number one for ten weeks), as well as another number one single, “Guess Things Happen That Way”. He was one of country music’s biggest stars of the ‘50s and ‘60s, scoring well over 100 hits. With his deep, resonant baritone and spare percussive guitar, he had a basic, distinctive sound. Cash didn’t sound like Nashville, nor did he sound like honky tonk or rock & roll. He created his own subgenre, falling halfway between the blunt emotional honesty of folk, the rebelliousness of rock & roll, and the world-weariness of country.

C R E AT I V E T E A M Richard Maltby, Jr. (Creator, Adaptation) includes among his Broadway credits Ain’t Misbehavin’, which

he conceived and directed (1978 Tony Award, New York Drama Critics Award, Outer Critics Award, and

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C R E AT I V E T E A M Drama Desk Award). He also won a 1999 Tony Award for Best Director and an Outer Critics Award and Drama Desk Award for Fosse. Mr. Maltby was the lyricist for Miss Saigon (Evening Standard Award 1990, Tony nomination for Best Score 1991), as well as the director and co-lyricist of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Song & Dance in 1986 (Tony Award for star Bernadette Peters). Along with composer David Shire, Mr. Maltby was the director and lyricist for Big in 1996 (Tony Award nomination for Best Score). Off-Broadway, he was the director and lyricist for Starting Here, Starting New in 1977 (Grammy Award nomination) and Closer Than Ever in 1989 (Outer Critics Circle Awards: Best Musical, Best Score). Mr. Maltby contributes devilish crossword puzzles to Harper’s Magazine.

Jason Edwards (Adaptation, Original Production Director) appeared at Arizona Theatre Company as Woody Guthrie in Woodie Guthrie’s American Song in the 201011 Season. As guest director, his work has been seen in theatres across the United States including Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Denver Center Theatre, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Arkansas Repertory, Florida Studio Theatre, Clarence Brown Theatre, La Mirada Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Chicago’s Marriott Theatre, Totem Pole Playhouse, Casa Mañana Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, Barter Theatre, Maine State Music Theatre, FCLO Music Theatre, Cabrillo Music Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse, and Riverside Theatre, among others. On Broadway, Mr. Edwards starred in Ring of Fire and is featured on the original cast recording. He was also assistant director to Richard Maltby, Jr., and co-adapter of the small cast edition of Ring of Fire. He has toured nationally in Pump Boys & Dinettes (also director), The Will Rogers Follies (with Larry Gatlin), and Man of La Mancha (with John Raitt). OffBroadway credits include Of Mice and Men, Johnny Guitar, Honky Tonk Angel, and Cowboy. On television, he has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, Country Music Television (with Ricky Skaggs), MTV (with Lou Reed). Mr. Edwards received a Florida Theatre Award (The Music Man).

William Meade (Concept) began his career as a musician. He has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Zurich Philharmonic, Prague Philiharmonic, and Jacksonville Symphony. He has produced concerts throughout the U.S. and Europe with artists ranging from Arlo Guthrie to BB King. Television credits include: The Miss America Pageant, The Superbowl Half Time Show, Sex and the City, Love Monkey, and Sesame Street. On Broadway, he has been involved with more than 50 musicals. William is a Grammy-nominated record producer with a wide range of theatrical releases to his credit, from Hello, Dolly! with Carol Channing to Elegies with William Finn.

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DIRECTOR Randal Myler Broadway: It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues (Tony nomination). Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Little Shubert, Promenade, Manhattan Ensemble, New Victory Theatre, Village Gate, B.B. King’s, New World Stages. Regional Theatre: Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, Arizona Theatre Company, Denver Center, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Geffen Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Northlight Theatre, Crossroads Theatre, San Diego’s Old Globe, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Alley Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Dallas Theatre Center, Grand

Ole Opry, Cleveland Play House, Virginia Stage Company, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, California Theatre Center, TheatreWorks, Portland Center Stage, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Bay Street Theatre, Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Meadow Brook Theatre, Zach Scott Theatre, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Vineyard Playhouse, Tacoma Actor’s Guild, Houston Stages, Rubicon Theatre, Ensemble Theatre Company, PCPA Theatrefest, Barter Theatre, Blowing Rock Theatre, The People’s Light Theatre, Ivoryton Playhouse, Virginia Stage Company, Florida Studio Theatre, Coconut Grove Playhouse, Marine’s Memorial Theatre, and others.

CHOREOGRAPHER Denise Patton is thrilled to be working on Ring of Fire once again. She has choreographed Ring of Fire for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Pennsylvania’s Totem Pole Playhouse, St. Louis Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Florida’s Riverside Theatre and Arizona Theatre. Denise has served as director/choreographer of many Lifeway DVD’s including Worship Kidstyle, Made for Praise, VBS, and numerous children’s musicals. She has appeared with Lee Greenwood, Roy Acuff, Porter Wagoner, Jeannie Seely, and Pam Tillis,

and worked with Celine Dion by directing the children’s choir for her national tour. Denise is a session singer for Gary Musick Productions and has appeared as a featured singer/dancer for Celebrity Cruise Lines. She is a featured vocalist for The Craig Duncan Orchestra and The Nashville Blue Tones. In her latest project, she portrayed Patsy Cline in Lovesick Blues. She has served as adjunct professor at Belmont University teaching Country Music Styles and is a vocal coach at The School of Fine Arts in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

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

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

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

Jill also developed the Baltic Playwrights Conference, an annual international new play development retreat held in Hiiumaa, Estonia. Previously, Jill spent five years in the production office at Washington DC’s Arena Stage, after working as a stage manager in Minnesota, New  Mexico, and Massachusetts. Jill has also served on numerous municipal and non-profit boards and participated in mentoring programs for high school and college students, including the Kennedy Center American College Theater 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. 45


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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 previously served as resident dramaturg and worked on many Syracuse Stage productions, including The Christians, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Piano Lesson, Scorched, The Whipping Man, The Glass Menagerie, Moby Dick, The Brothers Size, Caroline, or Change, Fences, The Price, Little Women, and The Diary of Anne Frank. Kyle worked closely with Ping Chong on the creation of Tales from the Salt City and is the co-author (with Ping Chong) of Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo, which was subsequently produced at La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York City. Most recently, Kyle composed the script for Separated, a documentary theatre piece based on interviews with military veterans enrolled at Syracuse University, which was presented by Syracuse Stage in January, directed by Robert Hupp. Kyle is the co-author of the screenplay for the film Day of Days, which stars award-winning veteran actor Tom Skerritt and will be release by Broad Green Pictures in 2017. He is a two-time recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, for fiction in 1998 and the 2010 fellowship in playwriting, a finalist for the Princess Grace Playwriting Award, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. His stage plays include Tender Rain and

Bleecker Street and his one-man play Carver at Tuskegee, which was produced in Syracuse Stage’s BackStory! series. Kyle is currently writing a new play titled Possessing Harriet, which was commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association and developed through the Kitchen Theatre Company’s New Play Development Workshop at Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. He is also writing the screenplay adaptation of the novel Milk by Darcey Steinke. Kyle worked with acclaimed visual artist Carrie Mae Weems on her theatre piece Grace Notes: Reflections for Now, which had its world premiere at the 2016 Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, and was presented at Yale Repertory Theatre. Kyle’s writing has appeared in the journals Callaloo, Folio, and Stone Canoe, among others, and in the anthology Alchemy of the Word: Writers Talk about Writing and he has been a guest on National Public Radio discussing race in American theatre. Kyle teaches in the MFA Creative Writing program at Goddard College. He also teaches playwriting at Syracuse University, Colgate University, and Hobart & William Smith Colleges and serves as Drama Editor for Stone Canoe. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from Goddard College and is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America.

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MISSION/VISION Mission: Syracuse Stage is a global village

turous, and entertaining productions of new plays, classics, and musicals, and offer interactive education and outreach programs in Central New York.

square where renowned artists and audiences of all ages gather to celebrate our cultural richness, witness the many truths of our common humanity, and explore the transformative power of live theatre. Celebrating our 44th season as a professional theatre in residence at Syracuse University, we create innovative, adven-

Vision: Syracuse Stage illuminates the

many truths of our common humanity through the transformative power of live theatre.

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

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

premier professional theatre. Founded in 1974, Stage has produced more than 300 plays in 43 seasons including a number of world, American, and East Coast premieres. Each season 70,000 patrons enjoy an adventurous mix of new plays and bold interpretations of classics and musicals featuring the finest theatre artists. In addition, Stage maintains a vital educational outreach program that annually serves over 20,000 students throughout Central New York. Syracuse Stage is a member of  The League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the largest professional theatre association in the country. America’s leading actors, directors and designers work and/or have worked at Stage including: Tony Award-winners Lillias White, Chuck Cooper, and Elizabeth Franz, Emmy recipient Jean Stapleton, Sam Waterston, John Cullum, James Whitmore, Ben Gazzara, and Ping Chong.

IN THE COMMUNITY An important aspect of the Syracuse Stage mission is to be an active partner and resource in the Central New York community. Each season Syracuse Stage is pleased to partner with a diverse group of community organizations in sponsoring and facilitating various programs, benefits, and events. Ongoing and past partnerships include Arc of Onondaga, The

Burton Blatt Institute, ARISE, InterFaith Works of Central New York, Hospice of CNY, SUNY Upstate Medical/St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Onondaga County, The Learning Place, AIDS Community Resources, Syracuse Homes, The Chadwick Residence, The Child Care Council of Onondaga County, and Vera House, among others.

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

Fran Nichols Vice Chairman Emeritus Eric Mower + Associates PRESIDENT

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

Richard Shirtz Regional President NBT Bank VICE CHAIR

Janet Audunson Senior Counsel National Grid VICE CHAIR

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

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

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

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

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

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Suzanne McAuliffe Retired Educator Rod McDonald Bond, Schoeneck & King   Kevin O’Connor Sr. Resident Director & Sr. VP Investments Merrill Lynch   Virginia Parker Retired Educator   Annette Peters Marketing Director Advance Media New York   Kendall Phillips Associate Dean, Global Academic Programs and Initiatives Syracuse University   Robert Pomfrey President & CEO POMCO Group Robert Sarason Retired Lawyer, Organizer, Fundraiser   Michelle Schultz Senior Director, HR Business Partner Human Resources AXA   L. John Steigerwald IV Marketing and Sales Representative Cathedral Candle Company   Sharon Sullivan Community Volunteer   Michael Tick Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Syracuse University   Phil Turner Pastor Bethany Baptist Church   Ralph Zito** Chair Syracuse University Department of Drama   Michael Zoanetti VP Senior Wealth Advisor Tompkins Financial Advisors **Ex-Officio


S Y R A C U S E S TA G E E M E R I T U S C I R C L E We are grateful to the following individuals who have served as Members of the Stage Board of Trustees and continue to support Syracuse Stage at the Circle level. Jim Breuer Mary Beth Carmen Eddie Green Joan Green Elizabeth Hartnett

Claude Incaudo Howard C. Johnson Jack Mannion Margaret Martin Eric Mower

Judy Mower Michael Shende Jack Webb

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

TREASURER

Sara Lowengard

Ellen Lautz

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

RECORDING SECRETARY

Garrett Heater

Terry Delavan

VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP

Deborah Trent VICE PRESIDENT, FUNDRAISING

Kelly Gardner VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLICITY

Sara Weiler

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

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

SYRACUSE STAGE EDUCATION ADVOCACY BOARD Sara Bambino

Rhiannon Berry

Melissa Morgan

CICERO-NORTH SYRACUSE

LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL

BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

Elizabeth Defurio

Matthew Phillips

NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

David Fisselbrand

Jennifer Sabatino

AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL

CATO-MERIDIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

Todd Benware CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Jordan Berger JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Y O U N G A D U LT C O U N C I L Anna Kate Waters

Katherine Benware

Michael Mankiewicz

10TH GRADE, WEST GENESEE HIGH

12TH GRADE, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

12TH GRADE, G RAY BODLEY HIGH

SCHOOL

ACADEMY

SCHOOL

Cami Cortez

Kristina Bell

Olivia Moffa

10TH GRADE, WESTHILL HIGH

12TH GRADE, JAMESVILLE-DEWITT

11TH GRADE, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

ACADEMY

Geraldine Wason

Lily Byrne

Sarah Linquest

12TH GRADE, JAMESVILLE-DEWITT

11TH GRADE, CATO-MERIDIAN

12TH GRADE, MANLIUS PEBBLE HILL

HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

SCHOOL

Jenna Lacey

Marcus JohnsonÂ

Zacqueline Baldwin-Sease

12TH GRADE, CORCORAN HIGH

11TH GRADE, JAMESVILLE-DEWITT

11TH GRADE, CORCORAN HIGH

SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

SCHOOL

Kate TenEyck

Marissa DiGennaro

10TH GRADE, FAYETTEVILLE-MAN-

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CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS*

Richard Mather Fund

*Corporate, Foundation, and Government operating support received in the last 12 months from $3,000 and above and in-kind support from $10,000 and above.

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

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RING OF FIRE SPONSORS

Barclay Damon is a proud supporter of the communities in which we practice and strive to make them a better place to work and live. The arts are important contributors to the quality of life we enjoy. We wish the cast and crew of all Syracuse Stage productions our best wishes and look forward to another entertaining season! Community Bank, N.A. At Community Bank, N.A., the word community is more than just a 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 theater readily accessible to our friends, families and neighbors. Community Bank, N.A. is proud to support this year’s production of Ring of Fire and Syracuse Stage’s continued success. Pinnacle is honored for the first time to sponsor a production at Syracuse Stage. We appreciate the cultural benefits of having such a respected and long standing successful stage production facility as a core part of our community. To that end, it is with great excitement that Pinnacle supports the production of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash!

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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

WAER§ WRVO§

$75,000 - $99,999 The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation«

$5,000 - $7,499 Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor§ Barclay Damon Business Journal News Network§ Carrier Corporation Community Bank N.A. Ephesus Lighting, Inc. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield The Grandma Brown Foundation Lockheed Martin Employees Federated Fund Lockheed Martin MST Pathfinder Bank Phoebe’s§ Raymour & Flanigan Scherzi Photography + Video§ The SU Humanities Center presents as part of the 20162017 Syracuse Symposium™ on Place Syracuse Stage Board of Trustees Syracuse Stage Guild Tompkins Financial Advisors Upstate Medical University Wegmans

$50,000 - $74,999 Destiny USA§ Genesee Grande§ Advance Media New York§ $20,000 - $49,999 Central New York Community Foundation County of Onondaga, Administered by CNY Arts The Richard Mather Fund« New York State Council on the Arts Shubert Foundation $12,500 - $19,999 Allyn Family Foundation Bank of America – Children’s Tour The Gifford Foundation« KeyBank N.A.« M&T Bank POMCO Group $7,500 - $12,499 AXA Foundation Chase iHeart Media§ The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust The National Endowment for the Arts NBT Bank Syracuse New Times§

 = INCREASED GIFT,

$2,800 - $4,999 Bank of New York Mellon The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation« Melvin & Mildred Eggers Family Charitable Foundation Urban CNY§

$1,500 - $2,799 Berkshire Hathaway CNY Realty Bond, Shoeneck & King, PLLC Bousquet Holstein PLLC Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation J.R. Clancy Cathedral Candle Company Dannible & McKee, LLP Frank & Frances Revoir Foundation« McIntosh Box & Pallet Co., Inc.« National Grid Syracuse Blue Print§ Theatre Development Fund, Inc. $500 - $1,499 ACLS Mailing & Fulfillment§ Action Printwear, Inc.§ Anoplate Corp. Cardinal Health Eastern Security Service Giarrusso Building Supplies Heritage Masonry Restoration Liberty Mutual Merrill Lynch Midstate Printing Corp.§ Law Office of Keith D. Miller Nixon Gear, Inc. Henry A. Panasci, Jr. Charitable Trust L. & J.G. Stickley« $250 - $499 Anaren Alan Byer Volvo Aspen Dental

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CORPORATE, FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT HONOR ROLL Columbian Financial Group Dermody, Burke & Brown, CPAs, LLC Dunk & Bright Furniture Elsbeth Rose East Freeman Interiors Geddes Federal Savings Hebert Financial Strategies/ Dennis & Judy Hebert« Hueber-Breuer Construction Co, Inc. King David’s Restaurant Longley Jones Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

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

Producers’ Circle $2,800 - $4,999 Janet* Audunson & David Youlen« Pete & Mary Beth* Carmen Margaret, Amy & Bob Currier« Jacki* & Michael Goldberg« Bea Gonzalez* & Michael Leonard« Roberta & Rocco* Mangano« Louis & Susan Marcoccia Judith Sayles & David Murray« Frederick & Virginia* Parker« Bob* & Kellie Pomfrey« Mrs. Sherwin Radin Patricia & Melvin* Stith« Dr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Welch Directors’ Circle $1,500 - $2,799 Barbara Beckos & Arthur McDonald«

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Joan Christy & Thomas Bersani Nancy Seward & Tim Bond Lorraine* Branham & Melvin Williams« Cathy & Jim Breuer Sandra* L. Brown« James Clark & Sharon Gordon« Laurie Clark« Kristin & Sidney Cominsky Bob & Bobbie Constable« Robin Curtis* & David Zellar« Ed & Susan Downing Therese & Richard* Driscoll« Dana & Peggy Dudarchik Barbara & Michael Flintrop« Barbara W. Genton« Joan & Eddie Green* Winifred E. Greenberg Ann & Larry* Harris Betsy Hartnett*


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Brigitte & Peter Herzog« David & Sally Hootnick« Clea & Bob Hupp Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash« Mrs. Claude* Incaudo Peter Cannavo & Helen Jacoby Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Johnson Randy & Elizabeth Kalish« Ann & Dan* Lent« Anthony Malavenda & Martine Burat« Mr. John F.X. Mannion* & Mayor Stephanie A. Miner Nancy Green* & Tony Marschall« Margaret* & Don Martin John P. & Elizabeth Y. McKinnell« Kevin* & Michelle O’Connor Sheila R. Parker & John F. Parker, M.D.« William & Rosemary Pooler Rissa & Michael Ratner« Dene A. Sarason Elaine & Michael* Shende Margaret & Richard* Shirtz« Leslie Kohman & Jeffrey Smith« Dr. & Mrs. Sam Spalding Raymond & Linda Straub« Cindy Sutton & Family« Cherry & Peter Thun« Linda & Jack* Webb Glenda & Larry Wetzel Laurie & Michael* Zoanetti« Benefactors $1,000 - $1,499 Paul Barron & Leah Weinberg Maria & Paul Badami Marlene A. Brown« Marya & John Frantz and Sutton Real Estate Company, LLC John* & Kim Huhtala« Linda & Dan Lowengard John MacAllister & Laurel Moranz« Susan Beth Burgess & Michael S. Nilan Jan & David Panasci George & Rita Soufleris Deirdre & David Stam« Nancy Kramer & Doug Sutherland« Cathy & Michael* Tick Lynda & Terry Wheat« Stars $500 - $999 Marjorie Aubry Marion Barbero

Daniel* & Sarah Berman Jeffrey Bogart Mary Brady« Rachel May & Tom Brockelman« Pamela Caraccioli« Drs. Alexander* & Margaret Charters Steven* & Seanne Chase« Pat Colabufo Diana Coles« Frank N. Decker Roger & Naomi Demuth« John Druke« Lew & Elaine Dubroff Karen & Nat Dunn« Clay & Dora Elliott Mary Ann Ferris Mary Ann Finn Grace & Michael Flusche« Anita & Allen Frank« Sylvia & David Fry« Allen & Nirelle Galson Donna Graber« Deborah Haines« David Heisig & Donna Mahar Theodore C. & Antonia M. Hansen David Jacobs« Elaine & Steve Jacobs« John & Gloria Kennedy« Penelope J.M. & Stephen M. Klein« Kim & Phillip Mazza« Jane Merrill Anne Morford Dorothea P. Nelson« John & Joan Nicholson« Ralph & Mary Lou Penner« Kenn & Annette* Peters« Nancy & Steve Rogers Tina Press & David Rubin Jane Burkhead & Robert* Sarason« Kendrick & Gracia Sears« Nancy & Walter Shepard Corinne & Lynn Smith James & Vicki Smith L. John* Steigerwald IV« H. Paul Steiner Wanda Thompson« Gregg Tripoli« Pastor Phil* Turner« Angels $250 - $499 Anonymous« Mr. Timothy Atseff & Ms. Margaret G. Ogden Dr. Joanne & Jim Beckman

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

Dr. & Mrs. Mark Adelson in memory of Laura Edell Sarah B. Alden in memory of Jacqueline Coley In Memory of Arlene Alpaugh Rose Erma Angotti in tribute of 43 years in real estate Juanita Balamut in tribute of Marion A. Sevier Mrs. Gwynne Bellos in honor of Dr. Neal S. Bellos Carrie Berse in memory of Betty Lourie Carol Bryant in honor of Virginia Parker Marion L. Burke in honor of Barbara B. Liptak Robert Caswell in Memory of Pam Jim Clark & Sharon Gordon in honor of Betty Lourie and Lou Kempton The Central New York Community Foundation in memory of Betty Lourie Ed Cohen in Memory of Beverly Michaels Judith Dannible in honor of my Angel, Anthony F. Dannible Vicki & David Dansky in memory of Betty Lourie Susan G. Dorn in memory of Phillip K. Dorn Virginia Foley in memory of Beverly Michaels


Donna Marie & Michael Bocketti Dr. Sharon Brangman & Charlie Lester« Susan & Thomas Brett« Walter & Angel Broadnax Maren & Mark Brown Marlene A. Brown« Marion L. Burke Mary & Bill Butler« Craig & Kathy Byrum Ann Clarke« Barbara & Goodwin Cooke Jerilyn Costich« Mr. W. Carroll Coyne Judith Dannible Bill & Terry Delavan Wynetta Devore« Sandra Marie DiBianco Cynthia Dietz Alan B. Dolmatch Walter & Linda Dudas Jonathan & Rosanne Ecker Richard Ernst« Anita & Allen Frank Philip & Marilyn Frankel« Silvia & David Fry Melanie & Mark Fullerton« Charles R. Gallagher Ernest Giraud Penny & Ernie Giraud Margaret Harding & Joseph Whelan« David & Ellen Hardy« Dr. & Mrs. Donald M. Haswell Nancy & Bud Haylor« Mary Hershberger« Drs. Joseph & Paula Himmelsbach Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Holstein Joyce Homan Randall LaLonde & Patricia Homer Carrie Mae Weems & Jeffrey Hoone Lex & Helen Joseph Robin & Mark Kasowitz« Norma Kelley Stephen & Janet Kimatian Mary Rose Kott Ellen & Terry Lautz« Marlene & Scott MacFarlane Candace & John Marsellus Albert Marshall« Sam & Margaret McNaughton«

Elizabeth & Walter Merriam« Samantha* Millier Anne Morford John Palmer & Liz Morgenthein« James & Kathleen Muldoon Betty Jane & Larry Myers Linda & Donald Napier Maria Maniscalco & James Nellis Michael & Maggie O’Connor David & Susan Palen« Robert & Teresa Parke Robert & Jane Pickett« Marilyn Pinsky Kathy & Dan Rabuzzi« James* & Theresa Reed Michael & Cindy Rogan« Arnie & Libby Rubenstein Lois & Ted Schroeder Ellen Schwartz« Marilyn & Mike Sees« Cheryl & Robert Shallish« Barbara Shaw James W. Shults Rhoda Sikes Carol & Dirk Sonneborn Lawrence Sovik Dr. Kenneth & Lois Spitzer Helene & George Starr Mr. & Mrs. Robert Tenney« Tiso Family Cynthia G. Tracy« Anita Wagner Linda Webb« – in support of Audio-Described Performances John & Mitzi Wolf Mary Jane Woodward Supporting Cast $150 - $249 George & Sandra Abbott Harriet & Jerrold Abraham« Judy & Bud Adams Judith Adams Dr. George P. Adams & Mrs. Beverly C. Adams Kathy & Mark Adelson Sally Alden Kal Alston Kristi Andersen« Robert & Jeanne Anderson Nathan Andrews Tony Antonello & Danielle Quintus« Marina Artuso Holmes & Sarah Bailey«

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Barbara Genton in honor of Donna Perricone Peggy Ginniff in honor of my parents Harold & Mildred Ginniff Jacki & Michael Goldberg in tribute of Natalie Goldberg Syracuse MT Student Daughter Carol Jean in tribute of Bob & Blanche Everingham Tom & Christine Hafner in tribute of Peter Hafner Kip & Terri Hargrave in honor of Gus Hargrave & Rick Menke Kelly & Colleen Harrison in honor of Kathleen D. Harrig Kathlyn Heaton in honor of Sharon Waletzko Heidi Holtz in memory of Betty Lourie Elizabeth Burke Humphreys In memory of Barbara Burke Liptak Doris King in memory of Austin Hoffman II Richard & Joan Kollgaard in honor of Don Buschmann & Tracey White Lorraine LaDuke in honor of Mrs. Cecile LaDuke Janet W. Lowe in honor of Bob Moss Gerald Mager in tribute of Thomas A. Brisk Rocco Mangano in memory of Ed Green John Huppertz & Diane Mastin in honor of Fran & Sally Lou Nichols Carl Peterson & Margaret Maurer in memory of Jacqueline Coley Mr. Wallace J. McDonald in memory of Betty Lourie Richard Midlam in tribute of Barbara Midlam


Rosemary Baker & Stu Spiegel Juanita Balamut« Gail & Dennis Baldwin« Ed & Joan Bangel Theresa & Dennis Bardenett« Nancy Barnum Joseph & Linda Barry Andrew & Margot Baxter« Gwynne Bellos« Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Berger Kathleen Bice Roslyn Bilford Nicki Bisson« Gerald & Barbara Black Barbara Bloom Gary & Fran Bockus Dick Bowman Bernie & Ona Cohn Bregman« Virginia Brennan Jenifer Breyer Caroline & Nicholas Brust« Carol Bryant Jennifer Bryer Helen Buck Frank & Kathy Campagna« Naomi & Jim Cannon« Joan Carlon Tom & Maryann Carranti Timothy McLaughlin & Diane Cass Dr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Cassady Robert F. Caswell Susan Chappuis« Joseph L. & Janice L. Charles Ann & Steve Chase« Anthony & Carolyn Cimino Joan Cincotta Diane & Richard Clark Malcolm Clark Carolyn & Sam Clemence Susan & Craig Cobb« Edward Cohen Dr. & Mrs. Paul S. Cohen Sylvia & William Cohen« Martha Cole Margaret & Milton Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Colley« Michele Combs« Mr. & Mrs. Robert Congel Joan & Robert D. Conine« William & Julia Consroe« Mike & LaRae Cottrell« Orazio & Genevieve Covelli Elizabeth Cowan George Curry Jamie & Julie Cyr«

George & Margaret DeLorenzo« Peter & Margaret Darby« Clive & Sandra Davis Carol Decker Paula A. Dendis Delores R. Dixon Susan Dorn« Cynthia & Mark Dowd Greene« Sharry Doyle« Elizabeth & Evan Dreyfuss David & Robin Drucker Jim & Patty Dungey Karen & Nat Dunn Nancy & Tony Ebersole Elizabeth & William Elkins Greg & Linda Ellstrom Ted & Penny Emerick Susan Estabrook Cissie Fairchilds« Ms. Kathie Falgitano« Lori & Christopher Farrell Tom & Jane Ferguson Marsha & Benjamin Ferrara James & Barbara Finlon Daniel Fisher Karen & William Fisher Molly Fitzpatrick Katherine Flack« Robert & Terry Flower« Geraldine Forbes & Sidney Greenblatt Len Fonte Kathleen Forrest« Judith Fox Jeff & Tess Freedman Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Freer« Carolyn & Sean Garner David & Bernice Gaynor Margaret Gelfuso and Peter Scheibe« John & Debbie Gerson« Michele & Carl Gildemeyer Frank & Anne Girardi« Peggy Ginniff James Godleski Phyllis Goldman« Annette Goodman« Robert & Karen Goldman Mrs. Lewis H. Goodman Linda F. Goodrich & Dennis Goodrich« Lawrence & Dorothy Gordon Drs. Michael & Wendy Gordon Judith & Samuel Gorovit Joseph & Marie Grasso William J. Gray

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Lyn Morsillo & Vanessa Kalette in honor of Tracey White & Mary Kennett Janice Nelson in honor of Bea & Irving Solomon Brenda Neuss in tribute of Christine Lightcap In honor of Kathryn Mulligan Joy & Al Oliver in honor of Rebecca Oliver & Hillary Gale Susan A. Parker in honor of Virginia B. Parker Dr. Paul E. Phillips & Ms. Sharon Sullivan in memory of Betty Lourie Jeffrey and Wendy Purdy in honor of our grandson, Enoch Purdy David Relyea in honor of Paula Relyea Nancy Remchuk in honor of Timothy Bond Erica Rube in honor of Jackie Goldberg cochairing the Gala Elaine Rubenstein in memory of Betty Lourie Lorne & Ellen Runge in tribute of Betty Lourie Ellen & Lorne Runge in honor of Laurie Clark Lois & Mike Schaffer in memory of Betty Lourie Nancy Scheutziw in tribute of Syracuse Stage Staff/Volunteers Mr. & Mrs. Jacob H. Schuhle in memory of William Whiting Mansukh J. Shah in memory of Indira M. Shah Mel Shindler in honor of Tracey White Alberta L. Shouldice in honor of Peter Fekete Artistic Director of Open Hand Theatre Corrine & Lynn Smith in support of Open Captioning


Stephen & Julia Graziano Dr. Roger & Vicki Greenberg The Greenfield Family Jerry & Beth Groff James M. Hahn Patricia Haggerty Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Halsey Ruth Pass Hancock Mrs. Stuart F. Hancock, Jr.« Carole & Mark Hansen Milena Hansen« Bill & Kathy Harmand Rebecca & Michael Harris David & Lib Hayes Lionel Lee Hector Alan & Dorothy Heller Christopher Henke & Carolyn Hsu Nancy & Lee Herrington« Celaine & Victor Hershdorfer Jacqueline Hicks« Camille & Mark Hill« Dr. and Mrs. Alvin Holmes« Marcia Hayden-Horan & Philip Horan« Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hovey Guy & Patricia Howard Elizabeth Burke Humphreys« Jim & Sherri Hyla Virginia Jacob Richard Jaeger Janet Jaffe« Anne Jamison & Peter Vanable Susan & Theodore Jarosz« Mr. & Mrs. Jastrzab James Aiello & Pam Johnson Pamela Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Johnson Thomas & Corinne Johnston Michael & Lynette Jozefczyk Marjorie T. & Joseph V. Julian« Kankus Family Dr. & Mrs. Allan Kanter Jan & James Kaplan Dr. & Mrs. Philip Kaplan Carolyn & Gregory Keefe Jane & John Keegan Joan & Alexander Keilen« David & Noel Keith« Ed & Susan Kelley Jean Kimber Barbara & Richard Kimm« Doris King« Russell & Joan King Sally & Dick Kinsey

Theresa & Stephen Kline« Jeffrey Knox & Susan Maxwell« Kathy & Barry Kogut Richard & Joan Kollgaard Dr. Sylvia Betcher & Martin Korn Don & Margo Koten Kathy & Scott Krell Sheldon Kruth« Jill Ladd Hume & Peggy Laidman Lauren & Robert Lalley« Jay & Linda Land L. Lardy & E. Pennington« Phyllis & Harlan LaVine Mark & Jeannette Levinsohn« Bonnie Levy Elizabeth D. Liddy Edward & Carol Lipson David Michel & Peggy Liuzzi Joanne Lloyd« K.B. Lloyd« Harlan London, Ph.D.« Betsy Long« John & Marian Loosmann« Sara Lowengard« Nicholas & Cathy Lozoponi Tom Miller & Mary MacBlane James MacKillop Alexis & Thomas Madden John & Janet Mallan« Jon M. Maloff J.R. Manier Rick Manier, Jr. Louis & Nancy Maresca Elizabeth G. Mascia Susan Martineau« Frederick & Virginia Marty Dr. & Mrs. Michael Masingale« Mary K. Massad Michael Mattson Mr. & Mrs. Peter Mazzaferro« Noreen & Donald McCrimmon Rod & Jana McDonald William & Pamela McGarry Michael & Patricia McGrath Brian & Cheryl McIntyre Bev & Dave McKay Marilyn McKnight Brian McLane Diane Cass & Tim McLaughlin«

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

Nancy & M. James McPherson« Dr. & Mrs. James L. Megna Maggie & Andreas Meier Mary & Eckart Meisterfeld Clifford & Marjorie Mellor Ann R. Melvin Ben & Julie Merchant« Sis Merrell David Michelo & Peggy Ruzzie Dan & Terry Miller« Merrill L. Miller, M.D. Don Milmore Beth & David Mitchell Gail & Peter Mitchell« June M. Mitchell James Mitscher Robert & Barbara Moore Tina Morgan Dr. & Mrs. Charles Muniak« Mary Jane & Stephen Nathan« Richard & Barbara Natoli Patricia Naughton Nancy Needham« Brenda Neuss« Stephen Nevins Cathryn Newton Dennis & Doren Norfleet Neil Novelli


Brenda Neuss« Robert & Beth Oddy Ute Oestreicher Howard McLaughlin & Mary O’Hara Sally O’Herin« Albert & Joy Oliver Phyllis & Chuck Olmsted Donna & Richard O’Neil« Timothy & JoDean Orcutt Deborah O’Shea« Lawrence & Joan Page« Cathy Palm« Peter & Constance Palumb Susan Parker« David & Cynda Penfield Kendall Phillips* David & Susan Pickard Richard & Neva Pilgrim David & Linda Pitonzo Ann & Howard Port Jeffrey and Wendy Purdy« Jean Raper« Mark Re & Nancy Pasquale Robert & Christina Rhinehart Pat & Kuni Riccardi« Brian & Chris Rieger« Julie & Boyd Rimel« Howard J. Rose Elaine Rubenstein Ellen & Lorne Runge Maria & Richard A. Russell« Linda & Bob Ryan« Don & Florence Saleh Richard & Jill Sargent Sisters Janet & Joan Kelly & Tony Scalzo« Jeffrey & Abby Scheer Robert Scheer Nancy Mudrick & Eric Schiff George & Sharon Schmit« Mr. & Mrs. Jacob H. Schuhle Margaret Schuhle Janice Scully, M.D. Ruth Seaman Gracia & Kendrick Sears Thelie Trotty-Selzer & Jon Selzer« Rick & Betsy Severance Craig Simmons Nancy & Robert Slavens Craig & Martha Smith Debbie & David Smith Judith B. Smith Robert & Sheila Smith Harold & Ruth Smulyan Gwen Kay & Jef Sneider Marcene Sonneborn Jean & Paul Soper

Helen E. Stacy Anne Stagnitti John Steinburg & Karl Crossman Deborah & James Stewart« Dr. Lawrence Stewart« Jill & Ron Stratton Myrna & E.D. Sullivan« Thomas Talbot Jordan Tannenbaum« Dr. Martin & Jackie Talcik Mr. & Mr. Richard Terpening Laura M. Terpening Christine & Richard Thomas Marguerite Conan & James A. Traver Charles F. Tremper« Gregg Tripoli Jean & John Tromans Lennie Elizabeth Turner« Dina & Gershon Vincow Meghan & T.J. Vitale Fred & Patricia von Mechow« Frank & Alice Vreeland Ann Vaccaro Bob Visalli Kashi & Kameshwar Wali Mrs. Barbara Wanamaker Larry Volan & Sara Warner« Dr. & Mrs. Donald Washburn Sara & Jay Wason« Mark Watkins & Brenda Silverman Elizabeth Weinstein & Steven Shahan Kathryn L. Kelly & Leonard B. Weiner« Ruth S. Weinstock Anna Giacobbe & Peter Welge« Peter N. Wells Evelyn D. White JoAnne Wickman Elizabeth & James Wiggins Garrett Wikoff« Pauline & Robert Williamson Alex & Lola Winter Tina Winter Ivan & Bonnie Wolf Tom & Carol Wolff Lori Ott & Jeffrey Woodward Kelly Wypych« Friends $50 - $149 Anne & Russell Acevedo Arlon & Judith Adams Laurie Albanese

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Sarah Alden Douglas Anderson Anthony Antonello & Danielle Quintus« Dianne Apter Holmes & Sarah Bailey Tammy Balamut Gail & Dennis Baldwin Marjorie Beebe Stephanie Bergman Nancy Bookheimer Jon Booth« Patricia Borer Francine Boutet« Bradley Bowers Ken Boyce & Deborah Rose« Carol & Eric Boyer Virginia Brennan Douglas Brodie Bob & Kathy Brown Richard D. Brown Carolyn & Nick Brust Gregory Bryce Helen Buck Ann & Bill Burrows Joyce Cady Joanne Carey Sandra Carter« Timothy McLaughlin & Diane Cass Ronald & Judy Cavanagh Richard & Nina Cantor Joseph L. & Janice L. Charles Katherine L. Christiana Ron Ciricillo R. Peter Clarke Jack & Lori Coleman Margaret & David Compton Elizabeth Costello Susan Cronin Benaifer Dabu Judy Darracq Josub & Solange David Donald T. & Anne B. Doherty« Essie Dorsey Sharry Doyle David & Robin Drucker Theresa Dudzinski & Denise Broton Claire Duffy« Nancy & Tony Ebersole Linda & Greg Ellstrom Tom Erwin« Dorothy Fagerstrom Lori & Christopher Farrell Ronald Ferguson Susan Field Doreen Figler


Joseph Fischer Molly Fitzpatrick Katherine Flack Len Fonte Cliff & Jane Forstadt Ingrid Fox « Julianne Frazee Nancy FreeboroughKaczmar« Barbara & Daniel Friedman Thomas Fruehan Norma Gawlowicz Mary Gandino Jennifer Gavilondo Janet & Henry George Artemis Gilbert Peggy Ginniff Frank Girardi Joshua & Gloria Goldberg Ellen Golden« Sheila Goldie William J. Goodwin Judith Grabau William J. Gray Stephen & Julia Graziano Renee Greenberg Ellen Guinard« James Hahn Mr. and Mrs. Bruce P. Hall Milena Hansen Daniel & Julia Harris« Holly Hart Christopher Henke & Carolyn Hsu David & Jean Henry Celaine & Victor Hershdorfer Nancy & Richard Hetey Roger Hinderliter Linda & Howard Hollander« Richard & Carol Hovey Miriam Hudechek Jim & Sherri Hyla Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Ingram Wanda Irish« Virginia Jacob

Amy and Philip Jakes-Johnson Anne Jamison & Peter Vanable Susan & Theodore Jarosz Marie & James Jewson« Daniel Jezer Donna Johnson-Brown Dr. & Mrs. Allan Kanter Phil & Judy Kaplan Sandra & Eugene Kaplan Jean Kimber« Diane King« Sally & Dick Kinsey John & Susan Kline John & Polly Koerner Robin Koes« John & Kathleen Kolb Joan & Richard Kollgaard S. Scott & Linda Tousey Kraemer Kathy & Scott Krell Karen Kresge« Cindy & David Kring Sheldon & Karen Kruth Jill Ladd Susan J. Lamanna & Lois M. Easterday Michelle Lonergan Luella Laney Linda LeBlanc Vern & Marcia Lee Joan Leskoske« Michelle Lonergan Susan & Gerald Lotierzo Mary Lovely« Nicholas & Cathy Lozoponi Mary E. MacBlane & Thomas A. Miller Gerald Mager John Maier« John & Janet Mallan Donna Marshall« Nancy & Tony Marshall« Peggy Marshall Emile Martin

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Frederick & Virginia Marty John Huppertz & Diane Mastin Bill & Cynthia McCauley Mary Ellen McDonald Martha McDowell« William & Pamela McGarry Lorraine McGee Mr. & Mrs. Guy McKinney Marilyn McKnight« Mary & Eckart Meisterfeld Clifford & Marjorie Mellor William Mercer« Marie Merrell David Michel & Peggy Liuzzi Marie C. Miczan John H. Miller Merrill Miller, M.D. James Mitscher« Joseph Moorman & Catherine Gerard Elizabeth Mosher« Susan W. Moskal David & Janet Muir Janet Munro« Mary Jane & Steve Nathan Joan & Donald Nicholson Douglas Nielsen Gloria Noble« Patricia & Dr. Thomas Nolan Marilyn Novins« Nancy Oplinger & Thomas Arias Deborah O’Shea Robert Papworth« Dennis & Suzanne Payne Larry & Kathy Palmieri Constance Palumb Ann & Richard Pearson Linda & John Pennisi Neva & Richard Pilgrim Anita Pisano Joseph Porcello« Howard & Ann Port James & Siegline Quinn


Charlotte Haas & Gary Quirk Mary Rose Ranieri Bernard & Ruth Anne Reagan Roger & Margaret Reid Teresa Reller« Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Repice Julie & Boyd Rimel Raquel Romeu John P. & Bernice Ronan Ann Rooney Elaine & Patrick Ryan Nanette Sable« Sarah & Peter Saulson Janis & Douglas Scaturo Jeffrey & Abby Scheer Bernard Schneider« Bonnie Schoultz Klaus Schroder Kathleen Scutt Sherryl Seigfreid« Richard & Elizabeth Severance

Geraldine Sheehan Mel Shindler Alberta Shouldice Beth & Tobias Sienel Alan Smith Angela Smith Judith B. Smith Nancy Smith & Eric Kingson Nancy & Daniel Smothergill Harold & Ruth Smulyan Jane Snell Colleen Snow & Ted Cox Anne & John Sonne Jean & Paul Soper Rosemary Baker & Stuart Spiegel Ann Roesgen Stevens « Jill & Ron Stratton Dr. Harold Husovsky & Dr. Susan E. Stred Calixto & Joyce Suarez Cleota Reed & David Tatham

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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James Terzian « Thomas Thomas Anne Uva Ann Vaccaro Dave Valenza Martha & Tony Viglietta « Sara Warner & Laurence E. Volan Alice & Frank Vreeland Marc & Marcy Waldauer JoAnn Wallace Donald Washburn Mark Watkins & Brenda Silverman Diane Webb Bruce Ward « Lieselotte Weiner Miriam Weiner Barbara Wheler Don & Mary Anne Winfield « Denise & Steve Wrinn

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


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

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

Director of Production Operations...........................................................................Don Buschmann Assistant Production Manager.................................................................................Dianna Angell Company Manager/Production Management Assistant..............................................Brian Crotty Technical Director..................................................................................................Randall Steffen Assistant Technical Director............................................................................Rebecca Schuetz Scene Shop Foreman...........................................................................................Michael King Carpenters...............................................................Phillip Dyke, Jordan Michaud, Erek Weis Graduate Assistant..............................................................................................Eric Chorlton Student Work Study..............................................................Hector Aguirre, McKenna Vargas Scenic Charge Artist...........................................................................................Holly K. LaGrow Assistant Scenic Artist.......................................................................Kristen Prescott-Ezickson Graduate Assistants..............................................................Loren Bartnicke, Mark Zbikowski Properties Coordinator...........................................................................................Mary Houston Props Carpenter...................................................................................................Mike Gerlach Costumer................................................................................................Gretchen Darrow-Crotty Assistant Costumer/Drama Department Costume Coordinator..................James A. McDaniel Cutter-Drapers.....................................................................Catherine Hennessy, Jennifer Peet First Hand.........................................................................................................Victoria Lillich Stitchers...................................................................................Sarah Alspach, Katelyn Yonkers Craftsperson/Shopper.........................................................................................Sandra Knapp Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor.................................................................................Sarah Stark Hair Stylist......................................................................................................Kristina Scalone Student Work Study...........................................................Kiersten Kozbial-Wu, Abby McGee Master Electrician............................................................................................David M. Bowman Electrics Journeyman..........................................................................................Laura Gisondi Electricians……..........................................Samuel Arencibia, Roslyn Palmer, Anastasia Sioris Resident Sound Designer/Audio Engineer......................................................................JR Herter Assistant Audio Engineer................................................................................Kevin O’Connor Sound Apprentice............................................................................................Trinisha Dupree Graduate Assistant.................................................................................Corey Martin Sullivan Production Stage Manager....................................................................................Stuart Plymesser Stage Manager..............................................................................................Laura Jane Collins Stage Management Journeyman............................................................................Erin C Brett Stage Management Apprentice................................................................................Em Piraino

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

General Manager...............................................................................................................Jon Wilson Theatre Management Intern............................................................................Molly Goldberg Comptroller..............................................................................................Mary Kennett Morreale Human Resources Manager/Business Associate.......................................................Kathy Zappala Director of Information Management & Technology...................................Garrett Wheeler-Diaz Student Assistant..................................................................................................Justin Ramer Director of Ticketing & Subscription Services........................................................Miguel Tarrats Assistant Director of Ticketing and Subscription Services........................Courtney Richardson Assistant Box Office Manager............................................................................Laurie Lindsey Patron Sales and Services..........................................................Brian Balamut, Dennis Lennox Box Office Assistants.............................................Sophia Blayney, Phelicia Ball, Jalina Brown Luke Earle, Allisha Edwards, Melissa Lawson Priya Smythe, Rupert Krueger Director of Audience Services.................................................................................Lydia Kubiniec Audience Services Assistant.....................................................................................Lisa Doerle Assistant House Manager...............................................................................Patricia Condello Student Assistant House Managers.......Drew Deal, James Mack, Natalie Oliver, Nenad Vukovic Bartenders..........Meg Pusey Anthis, Patrick Cummings, William Loeper, Evan Starling-Davis Work Study Ushers..................................Valeria Berdecia, Manda Borden, Kimberly Castoro, Katelyn Rachel Eaton, Madelyn Geltch, Amanda Gomes, Alexander Aranyi Low, Samantha Lucas, John Michael MacLeod, Alexander Maiman, Callista McMaye, Cameron Reece, Tee Rodriguez, Jenefer Rojas, Nathan Shapiro, Jemila Smith, Claire St. Marie, Brianna Stankiewicz Director of Development...............................................................................................Tina Morgan Associate Director of Development...............................................................Katherine Keeney Development Associate...................................................................................Meggan Madden Angel Appeal Telefunding Manager....................................................................Kathy Zappala Development Work Study Student.......................................................................Justin Ramer Director of Educational Outreach...........................................................................Lauren Unbekant Assistant Director of Education..............................................................................Kate Laissle Education Assistant...................................................................................................Len Fonte Education Intern...........................................................................................Mike Mankiewicz Director of Marketing and Communications..............................................................Joseph Whelan Group/Corporate Sales Manager.........................................................................Tracey White Group Sales Assistant........................................................................................Amanda Kurey Group Sales Student Assistants..........................................................Kyra Button, Kat Norton Marketing Manager...........................................................................................Joanna Penalva Graphic Designers.................................................................Jonathan Hudak, Brenna Merritt Audience Engagement & Communications Associate......................................Tionge Johnson Marketing Interns....Imaobong Uwemedimo Ekpo, Brigethia Guins-Jamison, Aqiyla-Kumar Moody Artistic Assistant...............................................................................................................Chris Botek Dramaturgy Graduate Intern......................................................................................Ellie Kaplan Interpreters for the Deaf.........................................Brenda Brown, Angelo Coppola, Mikki Evans Sue Freeman, Joanne Jackowski, Sarah Korcz Zenna Preli, Shaun Standford Open Captioning........................................................................................................Chris Botek Audio 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ACCESSIBILITY PERFORMANCES 2016/17 RING OF FIRE

Sat. Jun. 17, 3:00 S Sat. Jun. 24, 3:00 AD Wed. Jun. 21, 2:00 O Sun. Jun. 25, 2:00 O American Sign Language = S Sign Language Interpreted Performance Series supported in part by Welch Allyn, in memory of Susan Thompson. An American Sign Language Interpreted performance is offered for every production. For the most advantageous viewing, be sure to mention your interest in sign interpretation when reserving tickets.

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

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

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

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

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

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G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N SYRACUSE STAGE 820 East Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13210-1508 Administration: 315/443-4008 Box Office: 315/443-3275 www.SyracuseStage.org SINGLE TICKET PRICES Evenings: Fri., Sat.: $53, $48, $30 Sun., Tues., Wed., Thurs.: $43, $42, $30 Matinees: Wed., Sat., Sun.: $51, $46, $30 Previews: $39, $34, $30 All tickets can be purchased at the Syracuse Stage Box Office or online anytime at www.SyracuseStage.org. Prices may vary for opening nights. DISCOUNTS Available for senior citizens, 40 and under, and students. Call the Box Office for prices. GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE Available for groups of 10 or more; additional discounts for student/senior citizen groups. Call Tracey White: 315/443-9844. RUSH TICKETS Rush tickets are available for purchase at a discounted rate on the day of the show for all performances. Limited availability. BOX OFFICE HOURS The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and two hours before each performance. Box Office phone: 315/443-3275. Box Office fax: 315/443-1408. GIFT CERTIFICATES Call the Box Office or visit us online at SyracuseStage.org PARKING Entrance to the enclosed parking garage on Irving Avenue is on the corner of Madison Street and Irving, next to the Madison-Irving Medical Building. For hours of operation and parking costs, call (315) 475-4742. There is an open parking lot between Phoebe’s Garden Cafe and the garage maintained by Syracuse University. BEEPERS AND CELL PHONES For the actors’ safety and in consideration of the audience please turn off all cell phones; check your beeper and leave your seat number with an usher at the Coat Room prior to the performance. They will monitor your beeper and notify you if there is an emergency. FIRE NOTICE The exit indicated by a red sign nearest the seat you occupy is the shortest route to the street. In the event of an emergency, walk to that exit and follow the house staff’s directions. SMOKING POLICY The Syracuse Stage/Drama Complex is proud to be tobacco- and smoke-free. To help ensure a healthy and respectful environment, the use of all tobacco and tobacco-related products is prohibited on the property, including buildings, sidewalks, and parking areas. For more information visit: wellness.syr.edu/tobacco-free QUIET CHILDREN Quiet children over the age of five are welcome at Syracuse Stage performances. We do ask that adults remove disruptive children to the lobby.

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

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