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LETTER FROM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR DEAR FRIENDS,

 JILL A. ANDERSON. PHOTO: BRENNA MERRITT.

Welcome to Syracuse Stage and our production of The Wolves, a co-production with the Syracuse University Department of Drama. As a woman who is moderately sports-obsessed but lacks any degree of personal athleticism, I’ve looked forward to bringing the worlds of elite sports and theatre together in this production. (They do intersect…just ask me about the ESPN personality who also writes plays on the side...) As a new play enthusiast, I’ve looked forward to bringing Sarah DeLappe’s powerful, timely, and darkly comic play to our audiences.

even provide a pathway to college. The program provides no cost soccer instruction and uniforms to area children each year, focusing on those for whom the costs and location of private soccer development programs would be a barrier. As part of Stage’s commitment to community partnerships, a “cleat drive” for Soccer for Success will be held at the theatre during The Wolves. Please consider donating new or gently used soccer cleats, which can be brought to Stage at any time.

As a staff, we’ve found ourselves thinking of this play as soccer adjacent, but not truly about the game. Instead, the play uses the sport to give us a rare window into the conversations that young women coming of age at this time, in this country, are having every day. Some of their stories will be familiar. Some may be eye-opening. What DeLappe illuminates in the play may just give us a new perspective on the teens and young adults around us and the incredible pressures they face. Whether you’re a young person, or simply were once, we hope you’ll find The Wolves both entertaining and engaging.

We look forward to having you back soon and hope you’ll stay tuned for the upcoming announcement of our 20202021 season!

For this production, Stage has partnered with the YWCA of Syracuse and Onondaga County’s Soccer for Success, a program offered nationally by the U.S. Soccer Foundation. Soccer for Success, like The Wolves, is less about soccer than it is about something much deeper – teaching critical life skills and healthy habits through trained coach-mentors, building confidence and collaboration, and sharing new skills that may

With appreciation for your support,

Jill A. Anderson Managing Director

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| Letter from the Managing Director | Title | Taking Photos in the Theatre | Cast & Credits | Dramaturgical | Cast & Artistic Staff Bios | About the Department of Drama | Department of Drama Faculty and Staff | Who We Are Our Mission Our Vision Our Core Values About Syracuse Stage Indigenous Land Acknowledgement | In the Community Accessibility Performances | General Information | Next at Syracuse Stage | Next at the Department of Drama | Board of Trustees | Emeritus Circle Education Advocacy Board Young Adult Council | Corporate, Foundation & Government Sponsors | The Wolves Sponsor | Individual, Corporate, Foundation, & Government Gifts | In Tribute | Planned Giving Matching Gift Program | Staff

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College of Visual and Performing Arts PRESENT

BY

Sarah DeLappe DIRECTED BY

Melissa Rain Anderson SCENIC DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

LIGHTING DESIGNER

SOUND DESIGNER

Anya Klepikov

Suzanne Chesney

Nathan W. Scheuer

Jacqueline R Herter

SOCCER

PRODUCTION

A S S I S TA N T D I R E C T O R

C O N S U LTA N T

S TA G E M A N A G E R

CASTING

Rachael Logue

Carmen Masalin

Stuart Plymesser*

Harriet Bass Casting

Robert Hupp

Jill A. Anderson

Kyle Bass

Ralph Zito

Artistic Director

Managing Director

Associate Artistic Director

Chair, Department of Drama

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The Wolves is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. World premiere produced by The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Artistic Director | Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) on September 8, 2016 and remounted on December 5, 2016 by special arrangement with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush. Originally presented by New York Stage and Film and Vassar in the Powerhouse Season, Summer 2016. Playwrights Horizons Theater School produced a workshop of The Wolves in 2015 in association with Clubbed Thumb, where the play had been developed previously. Winner of the 2016 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize at Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley, CA; Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director; Keri Kellerman, Managing Director. Produced by Lincoln Center Theater, New York City, 2017. January 22 - February 16, 2020 19


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

COSTUME DESIGNER

LIGHTING DESIGNER

SOUND DESIGNER

Anya Klepikov

Suzanne Chesney

Nathan Scheuer

Jacqueline R Herter

The videotaping or making of electronic or other audio and/or visual recordings of this production or distributing recordings on any medium, including the internet, is strictly prohibited, a violation of the author's rights and actionable under United States copywright law. For more information, please visit: https://shop.samuelfrench.com/content/files/pdf/piracy-whitepaper.pdf

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THE CAST (in order of speaking)

Emily Shackelford* .................................................................. #11 Rachael Logue* ........................................................................ #25 Cassia Thompson* ................................................................... #13 Emily Rudolph‡ ......................................................................... #2 Camila Pentland† ....................................................................... #8 Ali Whitwell† ........................................................................... #46 Alessandra Casanova† ............................................................... #14 Maggie McPherson† ................................................................... #7 Claire David† ........................................................................... #00 Allison Gabriel* .......................................................... Soccer Mom UNDERSTUDIES

Ruthanne Evans† ....................................................... (#2, #7, #14) Alexa Kerner† .......................................................... (#8, #13, #46) Bridget Perrotta† .................................................... (#00, #11, #25) ADDITIONAL CREDITS Soccer Captain: Rachael Logue* First Stage Management Journeyman: Em Piraino Second Stage Management Journeyman: Erin C Brett Stage Management Intern: Abigail Boglioli† Electrics Apprentice: Sydney Curran Audio Apprentice: Daniel McLain Wardrobe & Wig Supervisor: Jaylene Ogle Wardrobe: Liz Jaquay Official Hotels for Guest Artists: Scholar Hotel Syracuse, Parkview Hotel

The Wolves will be performed without an intermission.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The director of this production is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. The scenic, costume, and lighting designers are represented by United Scenic Artists Local 829, IATSE. ‡ Student, Syracuse University Department of Drama, Appears Courtesy of Actors Equity Association. The Wolves is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. † Student, Syracuse University Department of Drama

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T H E WO LV E S

From Playwright Sarah DeLappe EXC ER P T ED FR O M PUBLIS HED I N T ERV I EW S

ON THE INSPIRATION FOR THE PLAY

1) In 2014, I was at the New Museum for an exhibit of contemporary art from the Middle East and North Africa. It was an incredible show, but I kept thinking about the distance between the people taking in the art—you know, New Yorkers on their iPhones drinking cold brew in the middle of summer—and the artists, who made these political works in response to the current or historical situations of their countries. On the subway back to my apartment, I started writing the first scene of a play where these simultaneous

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conversations are happening about the Khmer Rouge and the efficacy of tampons on a soccer field. That I figured out quickly that these characters were on a soccer field came from a question: What could be further away from those humanitarian disasters than a bunch of American suburbanites on an indoor soccer field warming up for a game? I started thinking of the characters as if they were in a war movie, but instead of young men in the trenches preparing for battle, they were young women on AstroTurf preparing for a soccer game. 2) When I was writing the play, I spent a lot of


 PLAYWRIGHT SARAH DELAPPE.

time at my day job tutoring teenage girls, helping them with the SATs, homework and essays, so I felt very close to the current experience of female adolescence. The play is autobiographical though it doesn’t map out my actual experiences—I never played high school soccer—but the characters are an amalgamation of all of the teenage girls

“What could be further away from those humanitarian disasters than a bunch of American suburbanites on an indoor soccer field warming up for a game?”

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 BRANDI CHASTAIN CELEBRATES AFTER THE AMERICANS WIN THE WOMEN'S WORLD CUP IN 1999.

I’ve known, loved, hated, and admired. 3) I have this memory, which is planted in the play, of that championship game [Women’s World Cup in 1999], which the Americans won and which

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led to Brandi Chastain tearing off her shirt and sinking to her knees. I’d never seen something like that on TV before – a major moment when a woman celebrated her victory and her strength with an action borrowed from the male hero.


“I’d never seen something like that on TV before – a major moment when a woman celebrated her victory and her strength with an action borrowed from the male hero.” CHARACTERS

4) At the beginning of the play, each character is kind of isolated and operating in their own bubble, even though they’re a team. It takes something big for them to come together. Rather than each saying, “I’m going to be the best that I can be and get into college,” they start to think, “Oh, who is that person across from me?” The distance between the women shortens as they shape their own identities. We get to see them at this really great point where their adult identities are beginning to form. They’re at this tipping point as to who they’re going to become in life, which is why it’s such an interesting age range to explore. 5) I wasn’t interested in recreating any stereotypical version of female adolescents in the suburbs of America. I was interested in trying to treat them as complicated, multi-

dimensional people. They’re children, really. They’re just figuring out who they are and what the world is and what their place in the world is. I think a lot of the play is actually tracking these shifts in identity and this struggle to find out who they are within the peer group. I feel like women especially are socialized to determine their identity within the peer group. 6) I was interested in having a story filled with young women in which they weren’t girlfriends or daughters or love interests or sexual objects, but where they were athletes. Where it was about their bodies, but about their ownership of their own bodies, and the strength of their own bodies. AUDIENCE

7) I hope that any audience member who sees this show walks away feeling like these characters deserve ninety

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“I was interested in having a story filled with young women in which they weren’t girlfriends or daughters or love interests or sexual objects, but where they were athletes. Where it was about their bodies, but about their ownership of their own bodies, and the strength of their own bodies.” minutes of their time, and they aren’t so easily cast aside and either treated as airhead idiots or sexual objects or any fill-in-the-blank, stereotypical representation of girls.

dience member will feel that even teenage girls deserve their own stories, and that it’s a worthwhile experience to watch these characters unfold and discover their identities.

8) The antidote, or answer, to all of these discussions [of sexual harassment] is to see women as fully complex, multidimensional human beings who deserve respect and attention. In that way I hope the play is involved in the current conversation about sexual harassment of young women. I hope that every au-

Attribution key Michael Mellini for The Goodman Theatre: 1, 2, 4, 8 Brendan Lemon for The Lincoln Center Theater Blog: 3 Jonathan Shia for The Last Magazine: 5 Auriane Desombre for Stagebuddy.com: 6

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DIRECTOR'S NOTE ...it never gets easier you just get better... IT HAS BEEN A JOURNEY OF the heart, body, and soul creating this team. How refreshing to peek inside the bubble that is the teenage girl’s mind. Sarah DeLappe has given us a gift of a play: a tapestry of these girls’ lives, a 9-piece orchestra carefully calibrated and fleshed out. Her rapid-fire dialogue, overlapping scenes, (sometimes three or four conversations occurring at once) invite us into a fast-paced game of words much like passing the ball on the field. When asked what kind of theatre excites her, DeLappe has said, “I want to hear words in a way that forces me to listen”

team of young women who so boldly take on this stirring language and embody these girls fully with crushing rawness. There is a sacred alchemy among this squad that we, as the audience, are privileged to witness. I believe this is the most profound kind of theatre, when we are invited to engage, to join in on the pulse of another human’s heart.

I am thrilled with this cast, this

–MELISSA RAIN ANDERSON

DeLappe used a Gertrude Stein quote on the first page of the script for The Wolves: “We are always the same age inside.” Welcome to our bubble.

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#EQUALPAY “Today we raise our little girls to follow their dreams and to excel. That is, until they become women and expect to be paid for it” LIND SAY C RO US E; “WH ER E A R E A L L T HE WO M EN C OAC HES”; T HE N EW YO R K TIM ES, D EC EMBER 3 1 , 2 01 9.

The article in which this conclusion appears is part of a series called Equal Play. The Times describes the series as “showcasing the insurgent athletes who are dragging women’s sports into the 21st century.” Crouse’s article focuses on the great disparity in the numbers of men and women who serve as head coaches in collegiate sports. She notes that while Title IX required equal treatment and equal funding for men’s and women’s athletic programs, the legislation adversely impacted coaching opportunities for women. Crouse reports: “Before Title IX, women were head coaches of more than 90 percent of women’s college teams. Passage of the law flooded women’s sports with money and created many more jobs, many of which went to men. Now about 40 percent of women’s college teams are coached by women. Only about 3 percent of men’s college teams are coached by women.”

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That means that men have roughly double the number of opportunities to coach. It only gets worse higher up the administrative ladder: 89 percent of Division I college athletic directors are men. The lack of opportunity for women to attain leadership roles concerns Crouse. She states simply, “Without equal opportunities to lead, women don’t.”


 PHOTOGRAPH BY CAIT OPPERMANN FOR TIME.

She also perceives an insidious undermining of the athletic ideals that make sports participation desirable. “We put girls in sports so that they learn the best person wins. We teach them they’re in a meritocracy – until we leave them on their own come adulthood. And so girls and boys grow up being led by men. Guess who they come to believe are the real leaders?” Recently, though, some high profile athletes have emerged as leaders and taken up the cause for equal pay, specifically Megan

Rapinoe and the World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s Soccer team. Months prior to their championship run, the team sued the U. S. Soccer Federation for gender discrimination. The team’s fight became a cause célèbre during the World Cup tournament with chants of “equal pay” erupting from the stands during matches. The U.S. Soccer Federation maintains that its compensation practices are not discriminatory. A trial date has been set for May, a development Rapinoe and her teammates feels

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justifies their efforts, and for some, may signal the beginning of a new era. “This was a really important win for the players,” Dionne Koller, director of the Center for Sport and the Law at the University of Baltimore told Time magazine. “It’s not enough to say, ‘Let women play soccer.’ Now, it’s ‘Treat women the same.’” “We’re in a movement, not a moment,” Rapinoe told Time. “We want to bring people up. We’re not going anywhere. And we will change the world.”


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CAST Center and The Esper Studio. Allison lives in Los Angeles with her husband, dog, and cat. Thanks to Syracuse Stage and Melissa Rain Anderson for the opportunity to be a Momma Wolf.

Alessandra Casanova (#14) is a sophomore musical theatre major in the Syracuse University Department of Drama from Dorado, Puerto Rico. She is honored and excited to be making her Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production debut in The Wolves. She is so thankful to her family, friends, and teachers for their endless love and support.

Rachael Logue (#25/ Assistant Director/Soccer Captain) is so happy to be at Syracuse Stage. She is an actor, director, producer, and writer. A few of her regional acting credits include The Marvelous Wonderettes at Geva Theatre Center, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at TUTS, Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice at 4th Wall Theatre Company, and Stick Fly at The Ensemble Theatre. She has also performed extensively at Stages Repertory Theatre. She received a Best Actress nomination by the Houston Press for her performance as Nora in Rebecca Gilman’s Dollhouse. You can also hear her on the original cast album of The Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On. She recently directed the workshop and world premiere of the new musical PULSATE: A Vampire Musical at Prohibition Theatre. As an assistant director, Rachael has worked at The Alley Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, TUTS, and The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. www.rachaellogue.com @rachaeldrees

Claire David (#00) is a junior acting major in the Syracuse University Department of Drama from Wilmette, IL, making her Syracuse Stage/ Department of Drama co-production debut. She has recently been seen as Madison in Good Kids (Department of Drama mainstage) and as Martha in  The Children’s Hour (Department of Drama sophomore project). Claire has just returned from a semester of studying abroad in London at Shakespeare’s Globe. Ironically, she gave up her soccer career to pursue theatre at age seven. She thanks her always supportive family as well as the family she has found in Syracuse.  Allison Gabriel (Soccer Mom). Syracuse Stage debut, thrilled to be here. Recent film: Baby Driver, 12 Strong, I See You. Recent TV: The Purge, Better Call Saul, Code Black. Upcoming: The Evening Hour at Sundance 2020, Sweet Magnolias on Netflix in the spring. Trained in NYC at The Actors

Maggie McPherson (#7) is a junior musical theatre major in the Syracuse University Department of Drama from Downingtown, PA. She is thrilled to be making

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CAST her Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production debut. At the Department of Drama, Maggie has been seen in the independent projects Jack or the Submission/The Future is in Eggs (Jacqueline) and Everybody (Love). She also appeared in A Christmas Carol at the Walnut Street Theatre. Much love to her family and friends for all of the support! @maggs_mcpherson

suing her B.F.A. in musical theatre. She was last seen at Syracuse Stage/ Department of Drama as Captain in Suzette Who Set to Sea (Bank of America Children’s Tour). Recent Department of Drama credits include Jenny in Start From Hello (independent project), Brianna in Good Kids (mainstage), and Rebecca Gibbs in Our Town (sophomore project). Other favorite credits include Amneris in Aida at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre, the 1st Broadway National Tour of A Christmas Story, The Musical (Ensemble), and the 30th Anniversary Broadway National Tour of Annie (Tessie). Endless love and thanks to her incredible friends and family for always supporting her dreams, goals, and bad jokes. @emmy_rudolph

Camila Pentland (#8) is thrilled to be a part of The Wolves. A junior acting major in the Syracuse University Department of Drama from Hartland, VT, she is making her Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production debut. She has just returned from a semester abroad in London, where she studied at Shakespeare’s Globe. Camila has had a wonderful time with this all female ensemble, and feels very proud to have worked with them on this production. Previous credits include The Skin Of our Teeth (Department of Drama sophomore project). She would like to thank her parents for always supporting her passion for the arts, and all those involved in The Wolves for making this experience educational and fulfilling.

Emily Shackelford (#11) is thrilled to be making her Syracuse Stage debut. Previous credits include the Off-Broadway production of Lucky Duck (New Victory Theatre), regional premiere of Indecent (Arena Stage, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and Baltimore Center Stage), as well as several productions with the Kansas City Repertory Theatre where her favorite roles include Johanna in Sweeney Todd, Luisa in The Fantasticks, The Mistress in Evita, and Hazel in the world premiere of Man in Love. Emily has 10 years of soccer viewing under her belt, being sister to a serious club player growing up. Her brother Dylan played defender/fullback with the same team of boys for a decade

Emily Rudolph (#2) feels so lucky to be kickin’ it with this awesome cast and crew. A current junior at Syracuse University’s Department of Drama, Emily is pur-

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CAST all across the world (they were rather good), and it’s fitting to her that she’ll be playing #11 because, oddly enough, that was his number, too. Thank you to Syracuse Stage for having me! Find Emily on Instagram @emilyareti or www.emilyshackelford.com

Ruthanne Evans (Understudy) is a sophomore musical theatre major in the Syracuse University Department of Drama from Atlanta, GA, and is so excited to be making her Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production debut in The Wolves. Some of her past credits include Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes, and Cinderella in Into the Woods. She is beyond grateful for her family for their never-ending love and support, her friends for their constant encouragement, and her teachers for their time and devotion to this work. Glory to God, always! 1 Timothy 4:12.

Cassia Thompson (#13) is a New York based actor and a graduate of Webster University’s B.F.A. Acting program. Selected credits include: A Raisin in the Sun at Bay Street Theatre; The Book of Will, The Man of Destiny, Our Country’s Good, and Exit the King at American Players Theatre; and Romeo and Juliet and Our Town at Alabama Shakespeare Festival. To learn more, please visit www.cassiathompson.com.

Alexa Kerner (Understudy) is ecstatic to be making her Syracuse Stage debut in The Wolves. She is a current sophomore musical theatre major from Millburn, NJ. Before attending Syracuse University, she was seen as Young Fiona on the National Tour of Shrek the Musical and studied and performed with the Paper Mill Playhouse and the Broadway Workshop. She would like to thank her family, friends, professors, and the entire cast and crew for their endless love and support. 

Ali Whitwell (#46) is a junior musical theatre major from Phoenix, AZ. She is thrilled to be making her Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production debut in this firecracker of a play. Previous credits include: ​Actually ​(Amber) - Department of Drama studio project; ​Godspell (Day by Day soloist) and ​Ragtime ​- Theatre Aspen; O ​ liver! ​ (Bet),​ Shrek the Musical ​(Gingy/Sugar Plum Fairy), ​ Funny Girl, Legally Blonde,​ and ​Les Misérable ​- Arizona Broadway Theatre. Ali would love to thank her friends and family for their continuous love and support, as well as Melissa, Stuart, and the entire cast and crew for being the wolf pack of her dreams.

Bridget Perrotta (Understudy) is thrilled to be a part of this incredible team in her first Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production.

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THANK YOU TO OUR BENEFACTORS V I P P L AT I N U M

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VIP GOLD Nancy & Bill Byrne Hancock Estabrook, LLP Mangano Law Office, PLLC National Grid NBT Bank John & Mona Paradis Rockacres Veterinary Hospital S.I. Newhouse School Of Public Communications

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CAST Recent credits include scenes from Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe (Sir Andrew Aguecheek), The Addams Family (Morticia Addams), Heathers: The Musical (New Wave Girl/Veronica u/s), Into the Woods (Swing), A...My Name Will Always Be Alice (Actress 1), and Shrek The

Musical (Humpty Dumpty). She is currently a junior pursuing her B.F.A. in musical theatre at the Syracuse University Department of Drama. Bridget would like to thank her amazing family, friends, and mentors for all their continuous love and support. @bridgetperrotta

A R T I S T I C S TA F F Anya Klepikov (Scenic Designer) is a scenic and costume designer for theatre, opera, and dance. Her work was previously seen at the Syracuse University Department of Drama in We Are Proud to Present a Presentation… After earning her M.F.A. in design from the Yale School of Drama, Anya formed long-standing collaborations with directors Preston Lane (The Glass Menagerie, Kingdom of Earth, Dial M for Murder, A Doll’s House, Radiunt Abundunt, Midsummer Night’s Dream and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Triad Stage, NC), Mike Donahue (collaborations include Moscow, Cheryomushki!,  Uncle Vanya,  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Who’s Tommy, Bacchae, Recess, God is a DJ, Electronic City, Brandt, and As You Like It, ), and the late Tim Vasen (Troy: After and Before,  Alice: A New Play, Der Bourgeois Bigwig, Eugene Onegin, Eyes Up High in the Redwood Tree,  and  Great Expectations). She has collaborated on devised work with Tei Blow (recently on ENTRY at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC), Laurel Atwell, Tea Alagic,

Anna Jones, Steven Bogart, and Amanda Palmer, also production designing Amanda’s live statue TRUTH & CONSEQUENCES in front of the New York Public Library. Off-Broadway credits include Rose  with Kathleen Chalfant and Don Juan with the Pearl Theater Co. A background in classical piano brought Anya to opera design where her work has been seen in An American Tragedy (Glimmerglass), Mourning Becomes Elektra (Florida Grand Opera), The Cradle Will Rock (Saratoga Opera), The Rake’s Progress (Princeton Music Festival) as well as productions in non-traditional spaces and configurations: Hydrogen Jukebox (Fort Worth Opera), Empty The House (Curtis Opera Theatre), and  Orpheus & Euridice (The Vermont Project at the Vermont Marble Museum, National Gallery of Art).  Upcoming projects include scenery and costumes for Miami City Ballet’s new production of Balanchine’s Firebird, Bakkhai at Baltimore Center Stage, and Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play at UMass Amherst where Anya is on the faculty.

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Suzanne Chesney (Costume Designer) is pleased to return to Syracuse Stage where she previously designed Next to Normal,  To Kill a Mockingbird,  Blithe Spirit, and  The Turn of the Screw. Her other regional credits include The Humans, Between Riverside and Crazy,  The Diary of Anne Frank,  The Glass Menagerie  and  Clybourne Park at the Pittsburgh Public Theater; Or, What She Will, Chicago, Dégagé, Third, and A Christmas Carol at the Hangar Theatre. Suzanne is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theatre where she has designed numerous productions over the last 10 years including world premieres of Photograph 51,  Isaac’s Eye, Kentucky, Please Continue, Lenin’s Embalmers, and Spill. Suzanne was an assistant costume designer on Law & Order (NBC) during seasons 16-20 and season one of Unforgettable (CBS). www.suzannechesney.com

Muny); Oslo, Heisenberg, Admissions (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Sherwood, Sister Act (New Theatre); After the Curtain (Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound); E/Space, Pretty Peculiar Things, Within Without, Carry Me Anew (Barak Ballet); Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Seussical (TUTS); Water by the Spoonful (TheatreSquared); Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid (Variety Theatre); Varenna/Ravenna (Spectrum Dance); Beneath One’s Dignity, The Sleeping Beauty (LA Ballet); Spamalot (Arkansas Rep). Nathan was the assistant designer for Linda Vista at Second Stage and associate designer for Manilow on Broadway. He has also had the pleasure of designing for Patti Lupone, Selena Gomez, Alice Cooper, and Toby Keith, as well as working with companies like the New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Lincoln Center Festival, Center Theatre Group, and San Francisco Opera. Proud member of USA 829.

Nathan W. Scheuer (Lighting Designer) is thrilled to be joining Syracuse Stage for this production and is a lighting and projection designer who works in theatre, dance, opera, and concerts. His NYC credits include Mandy Patinkin Diaries (Connelly Theater); E/Space, Desert Transport, Cypher (Barak Ballet at the Joyce Theatre); A Taste of Things to Come, Lord Tom (The York); Upon This Handful of Earth (NYOS); Shoes and Baggage, Evolution of Mann (The Cell); W2!, Inneractions (ACPW); La Plage (Tom Gold Dance). Other select credits include Kinky Boots, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mamma Mia (The

Jacqueline R Herter (Sound Designer) has served as resident sound designer for twenty-one seasons at Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama. She has designed for Indiana Repertory Theatre, Studio Arena, the Wilma, Geva, Round House, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Virginia Stage, and the Hangar Theater as well as other theaters across the nation. Some favorite designs have been: Next to Normal, The Three Musketeers, Nine, Hairspray, The Overwhelming, Caroline, or Change, The Miracle Worker,  The Day Room, The Chris-

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F tians, 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.

Ithaca College, Wells College, SUNY Oswego, and the Zabalaza Festival in Cape Town. Outside of theatre, Stuart has trained at Aikido of Central New York for over a decade and holds the rank of Shodan (first degree black belt.) Stuart is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

Carmen Masalin (Soccer Consultant) has coached soccer on semiprofessional, collegiate, high school and youth club levels. She played for a premier club in Atlanta, Ga. growing up and won state three years in a row for Georgia. She was recruited to play college soccer for Queens University in Charlotte, NC. 

Harriet Bass Casting (Casting). Harriet is an independent New York casting director for theatre, film, and television. In New York she has cast for ABC/TV, Fox Television Studios, Joseph Papp’s Public Theater: New Work Now, the Minetta Lane Theatre, the Women’s Project, La Mama E.T.C., New York Women in Film and Television, and the Jewish Repertory Theatre. She cast the original and touring production of August Wilson’s Radio Golf, the Broadway production of Gem of the Ocean, and the Off-Broadway production of Jitney. Selected regional casting credits include Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage Co, Arena Stage, Trinity Rep, San Jose Rep, Geva, Syracuse Stage, Pittsburgh Public, Merrimack Rep, Long Wharf Theatre, Alliance Theatre, the Goodman Theatre, Kansas City Rep, Baltimore Center Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Virginia Stage Company, Dallas Theatre Company, Berkeley Rep, Portland Center Stage, and Playmaker’s Rep.

Stuart Plymesser (Production Stage Manager) is in his 23rd season at Syracuse Stage where he has stage managed over 100 plays, musicals, and special events, working with such talents as Jason Alexander, 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 for Syracuse Stage’s professional development classes,

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DIRECTOR Melissa Rain Anderson is thrilled to be making her Syracuse Stage debut with this powerful piece of theatre. Selected work includes The Repertory Theater of St. Louis: regional premiere of The Play that Goes Wrong and The Wolves; Denver Center Theater Company: A Christmas Carol several years; Utah Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth, Big River, and The Cocoanuts; Alabama Shakespeare Festival: All is

Calm - The Christmas Truce of 1914. Melissa is an affiliate artist at Geva Theatre Center where she has directed In The Heights, La Cage, HAIR, Funny Thing…Forum, Spamalot, Spelling Bee, among others. Upcoming: Redhouse Arts Center: Romeo and Juliet and Santa Cruz Shakespeare: A Flea in Her Ear. Melissa lives in New York City with her husband Jim Poulos, please visit Melissarainanderson.com

P L AY W R I G H T Sarah DeLappe. Sarah DeLappe’s play The Wolves (Pulitzer Prize finalist; Lortel, Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play/Emerging Playwright; Relentless Award, Sky Cooper New American Play Prize; Susan Smith Blackburn and Yale Prize finalist) premiered at The Playwrights Realm, following an engagement with New York Stage and Film, and devel-

opment with Clubbed Thumb. It was recently produced at Lincoln Center Theater. Fellowships and developmental support include The MacDowell Colony, The Ground Floor, LCT3 Playwright in Residence, Ars Nova Play Group, Page One Fellowship at The Playwrights Realm, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and Sitka Fellows Program. M.F.A.: Brooklyn College.

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

ert directed the American premieres of Glyn Maxwell’s The Lifeblood and Wolfpit for the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble. He also served for nine seasons as the artistic director of the Obie Award-winning Jean Cocteau Repertory. At the Cocteau, Robert’s directing credits include works by Buchner, Wilder, Cocteau, Shaw, Wedekind and the premieres of the Bentley/Milhaud version of Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy, and Eduardo de Filippo’s Napoli Mil-

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR lionaria. He has held faculty positions at Pennsylvania’s Dickinson College and, in Arkansas, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Hendrix College. Robert served as vice president of the Board of Directors of the Theatre Communications Group and has served on funding panels for the New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, the Theatre Communications Group,

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

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

Jill A. Anderson has served as managing director of Syracuse Stage since 2016. Jill is responsible for Stage’s nearly $6.5 million operating budget and has oversight of fundraising, marketing, and operational matters within the organization. Prior to joining Stage, Jill spent a decade as general manager at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. During her tenure, the O’Neill completed a $7 million capital campaign and campus expansion, doubled its operating budget, and was honored with a 2015 National Medal of Arts and the 2010 Regional Theatre Tony Award. Under the O’Neill’s aegis, Jill also developed the Baltic Playwrights Conference, an annual international new play development retreat held

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A S S O C I AT E A R T I S T I C D I R E C T O R Kyle Bass is the author of Possessing Harriet, commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association, which received its world premiere at Syracuse Stage last season, was produced last summer at Franklin Stage Company, and will be produced at the East Lynn Theater Company in New Jersey this summer. He was script consultant on Thoughts of a Colored Man. Kyle is a two-time recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (for fiction in 1998 and playwriting in 2010), a finalist for the Princess Grace Playwriting Award, and Pushcart Prize nominee. His other full-length plays include Tender Rain, Baldwin vs. Buckley: The Faith of Our Fathers, Bleecker Street, and Separated, a piece of documentary theatre about the student military veterans at Syracuse University, which was presented at Syracuse Stage and at the Paley Center in New York, directed by Robert Hupp. Kyle is the co-author (with Ping Chong) of Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo, which had its world premiere at Syracuse Stage and was subsequently produced at La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York. Kyle’s one-act plays include Fall/ Out,  Theory of Night,  Love is a Blue Velvet Box, Spoons, Northeast, and The Cutaneous Rabbit Illusion. His current projects include a new play titled salt/ city/blues and the libretto for an opera based on the life and music of legendary folk singer and guitarist Libba Cotten, commissioned by the Society for New Music. As dramaturg, Kyle worked with acclaimed visual artist Carrie

Mae Weems on her theatre piece Grace Notes: Reflections for Now, which had its world premiere at the 2016 Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, subsequently produced at Yale Rep and the Kennedy Center. As a screenwriter, Kyle is the coauthor of the original screenplay for the film Day of Days (Broad Green Pictures, 2017), which stars awardwinning veteran actor Tom Skerritt, and he is the author of the screenplay adaptation of the novel Milk by Darcy Steinke. His plays and other writings have appeared in the journals Callaloo, Folio, and Stone Canoe, among others, and in the essay anthology Alchemy of the Word: Writers Talk about Writing. He is also the drama editor for the journal Stone Canoe. Kyle has taught in the Colgate Writers Conference, has been guest lecturer in playwriting at Hobart & William Smith Colleges, was faculty in the M.F.A. Creative Writing program at Goddard College from 2006 to 2018, and from 2005 to 2018 he taught playwriting in Syracuse University’s Department of Drama and theatre courses in the Department of African American Studies. Kyle is now fulltime faculty as assistant professor in the Department of Theater at Colgate University where he previously served as the Burke Endowed Chair for Regional Studies, and is the 2019/20 Susan P. Stroman Visiting Playwright at the University of Delaware. Kyle holds an M.F.A. in playwriting from Goddard College, is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America, and is represented by The Barbara Hogenson Agency.

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A CHORUS LINE

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CONCEIVED AND ORIGINALLY DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY MICHAEL BENNETT | BOOK BY JAMES KIRKWOOD AND NICHOLAS DANTE | MUSIC BY MARVIN HAMLISCH | LYRICS BY EDWARD KLEBAN CO-CHOREOGRAPHED BY BOB AVIAN | DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY BRIAN J. MARCUM MUSIC DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET | OCTOBER 4 - 13 | OPENING NIGHT: OCTOBER 5

THE CRUCIBLE

SEASON

BY ARTHUR MILLER | DIRECTED BY GERARDINE CLARK | NOVEMBER 8 - 17 | OPENING NIGHT: NOVEMBER 9

DISNEY’S

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST* MUSIC BY ALAN MENKEN | LYRICS BY HOWARD ASHMAN AND TIM RICE | BOOK BY LINDA WOOLVERTON | DIRECTED BY DONNA DRAKE CHOREOGRAPHY BY ANTHONY SALATINO MUSICAL DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET | FLYING EFFECTS BY ZFX INC. | CO-PRODUCED WITH SYRACUSE STAGE | NOVEMBER 22 – JANUARY 5 OPENING NIGHT: NOVEMBER 29

ROMEO AND JULIET BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE | DIRECTED BY THOM MILLER | PERFORMED IN THE ARCHBOLD THEATRE FEBRUARY 14 - 22 | OPENING NIGHT: FEBRUARY 15

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING MUSIC BY RICHARD RODGERS | LYRICS BY OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II | MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS BY FRED WELLS | ORCHESTRATION BY MICHAEL GIBSON AND JONATHAN TUNICK | CONCEIVED BY WALTER BOBBIE | DIRECTED BY RUFUS BONDS, JR. CHOREOGRAPHY BY BRIAN J. MARCUM | MUSIC DIRECTION BY JACOB STEBLY | ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHY BY JOSHUA KEEN | MARCH 27 – APRIL 5 OPENING NIGHT: MARCH 28

ON THE LAKE BY REZA DE WET | DIRECTED BY STEPHEN CROSS ASSOCIATE DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY BY ANDREA LEIGH-SMITH | MAY 1 - 9 | OPENING NIGHT: MAY 2

*DRAMA SUBSCRIBERS WILL RECEIVE VOUCHERS REDEEMABLE FOR TICKETS TO DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. PHOTO: (L-R) JOSHUA KEEN, JOSHUA KRING, AND KAYLA MATTOCKS IN THE WILD PARTY. DIRECTED BY KATHERINE MCGERR. ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER: ANDREA LEIGH-SMITH. MUSIC DIRECTOR: BRIAN CIMMET. SCENIC AND LIGHTING DESIGNER: ALEX KOZIARA. COSTUME DESIGNER: CARMEN MARTINEZ. SOUND DESIGNER: JACQUELINE R HERTER. MAKE-UP AND WIG DESIGNER: SARAH STARK. PHOTOGRAPHER: MICHAEL DAVIS. RALPH ZITO, CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA

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C H A I R , D E PA R T M E N T O F D R A M A Ralph Zito is in his tenth year as chair of the Department of Drama. He came to Syracuse University from the Juilliard School Drama Division, where he had been a teacher and director from 1992 to 2010 and chair of the voice and speech department since 1999. He was a director and adjunct lecturer in the Barnard College Theater Department from 2006 until 2010 and has been a guest artist at training programs across the country, including the Old Globe in San Diego, The University of Texas at Austin, and the Academy for Classical Acting in Washington, DC. Directing credits for the Department of Drama include: The Spitfire Grill, As You Like It, Gruesome Playground Injuries, and The Aliens. He has served as a voice, text, or dialect consultant for numerous professional productions both on and off-Broadway, including: The Light in the Piazza; Awake and Sing!; The Herbal Bed; Mrs. Klein; The Fiery Furnace; The Time of the Cuckoo (Lincoln Center Theatre); Tongue of a Bird; The Merchant of Venice (New

York Shakespeare Festival); The Pitchfork Disney (Blue Light Theatre Company); Birdy (The Women’s Project); The Model Apartment (Primary Stages); the New York premiere of Tony Kushner’s SLAVS! (New York Theatre Workshop); and The African Company Presents Richard III (The Acting Company). His regional theatre credits include numerous productions at The Shakespeare Theatre and Arena Stage in Washington, DC; Syracuse Stage; Baltimore CENTERSTAGE; Hartford Stage; and the McCarter Theatre, among others. A former touring member of The Acting Company, he served as artistic associate of The Chautauqua Theatre Company for seven years and was a member of the Board of Directors of The American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) for six years. He is a graduate of Harvard University, The Juilliard School, and the American Center for the Alexander Technique. He was recently awarded the prestigious Juilliard President’s Medal in recognition of his contributions to both Juilliard and to the broader performing arts community.

A B O U T T H E D E PA R T M E N T O F D R A M A Part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Syracuse University Department of Drama offers degree programs in acting, musical theater, theater design and technology, stage management, and theater management utilizing conservatory-style training in a university setting and in collaboration with Syracuse Stage. With much ap-

preciation, the Department of Drama wishes to acknowledge the valuable contribution of the Syracuse Stage staff. While students are responsible for designing the technical elements of most Drama productions, implementing these designs requires a significant contribution by the professional staff of the Syracuse Stage production department.

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S Y R A C U S E U N I V E R S I T Y D E PA R T M E N T O F D R A M A Chair.............................................................................................................Ralph Zito Business Manager............................................................................................Lisa Tucci Administrative Specialist.....................................................................Charlotte Santella Director, Tepper Semester in NYC.............................................................Lisa Nicholas Assistant Music Director.............................................................................Jacob Stebly Dean, VPA............................................................................................Michael S. Tick

F U L L - T I M E FA C U LT Y Rufus Bonds, Jr. Brian Cimmet Gerardine Clark James A. Clark Stephen Cross Rodney Hudson Felix Ivanov

Rebecca Karpoff Alex Koziara Andrea Leigh-Smith David Lowenstein Celia Madeoy Brian J. Marcum Maria Marrero

Katherine McGerr Thom Miller Ricky Pak Anthony Salatino Holly Thuma

A D J U N C T FA C U LT Y Jill Anderson Rob Andrusko Dianna Angell Kathleen Baum Bradley Beckman Dave Bowman Rob Bundy Don Buschmann Diane Coloton Richard Crawley Gretchen Darrow-Crotty Danita Emma Kathryn Fathers Len Fonte

Jacqueline R Herter Robert Hupp Sandra Knapp Richard Koons Nicholas Kowerko Holly K. LaGrow Victoria Lillich Karen Menter Kathryn Miranda Amanda Moore William Morris Leslie Noble Jaylene Ogle Whitney Pak

Stuart Plymesser Mara Rich Rebecca Schuetz Hanni Schwarzlander Abel Searor Blake Segal Jacob Stebly Randy Steffen Bradley Stone Renee Storiale Joseph Whelan Matthew Winning Kathleen Wrinn

A C C O M PA N I S T S Kerry Dromgoole, David Sabin, Abel Searor, Jacob Stebly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ACCESSIBILITY PERFORMANCES 2019/20 THE WOLVES

ONCE

Sat. Feb 1, 2:00 S Sat. Feb 8, 2:00 A Wed. Jan 29, 2:00 Sat. Feb 8, 7:30 O Sun. Feb 9, 2:00 O

Sat. Apr 25, 2:00 S Sat. May 2, 2:00 A Wed. Apr 22, 2:00 O Sat. May 2, 7:30 O Sun. May 3, 2:00 O

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YOGA PLAY

Sat. Mar 21, 2:00 S Sat. Mar 28, 2:00 A Wed. Mar 18, 2:00 O Sat. Mar 28, 7:30 O Sun. Mar 29, 2:00 O

Sat. Jun 6, 2:00 S Sat. Jun 13, 2:00 A Wed. Jun 3, 2:00 O Sat. Jun 13, 7:30 O Sun. Jun 14, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N Syracuse Stage 820 East Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13210-1508 Administration: 315-443-4008 Box Office: 315-443-3275 www.SyracuseStage.org Group Discounts Available Available for groups of 10 or more; additional discounts for student/senior citizen groups. Contact Tracey White: 315-443-9844, trwhite@syr.edu M&T Bank Pay-What-You-Will We believe everyone should be able to attend Syracuse Stage performances. With this in mind, we are offering 76 tickets to one performance of each show on a pay-what-you-will basis. Dates can be found on our website. Tickets must be claimed in person at the Box Office on the day of performance only, limit of two per person. Subject to availability. Box Office Hours The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and two hours before each performance. Box Office phone: 315-443-3275. Box Office fax: 315-443-1408. Gift Certificates Call the Box Office or visit us online at SyracuseStage.org Parking Entrance to the enclosed parking garage on Irving Avenue is on the corner of Madison Street and Irving, next to the Madison-Irving Medical Building. For hours of operation and parking costs, call 315-475-4742. There is an open parking lot between Phoebe’s Restaurant and Coffee Lounge and the garage maintained by Syracuse University. Fire Notice The exit indicated by a red sign nearest the seat you occupy is the shortest route to the street. In the event of an emergency, walk to that exit and follow the house staff ’s directions. Smoking Policy The Syracuse Stage/Drama Complex is proud to be tobacco- and smoke-free. To help ensure a healthy and respectful environment, the use of all tobacco and tobacco-related products is prohibited on the property, including buildings, sidewalks, and parking areas. For more information visit: wellness.syr. edu/tobacco-free 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. 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 call: 315443-2437. To Volunteer as an Usher If you would like to get a backstage view of Syracuse Stage, or would like to expand your social circle, this is the ideal opportunity for you. All we ask for is a positive attitude, a smiling face and the willingness to commit a few hours a month. Please call our House Manager at 315-443-3219 for more information. Emergency Telephone Contact To be reached in an emergency, please leave your name and seat location at the Coat Room when you arrive. This is the only way we can locate you. In case of an emergency you may be reached at 315-443-9922. SyracuseStage.org Subscribe, purchase gift certificates and single tickets 24-7. Information, schedules, reviews and more. Cell Phones For the actors’ safety and in consideration of the audience please turn off all cell phones. Advertiser Support Syracuse Stage encourages audience members to support the businesses advertised in our program. Taking Photos In The Theatre Audience members may take photos in the theatre before and after the performance and during intermission. If you post photos on social media or elsewhere, you must credit the production's designers by including their names, which may be found on the title page of this program. Please note: Photos are strictly prohibited during the performance. Photos of the stage are not permitted if an actor is present. Video and audio recording is not permitted at any time in the theatre. Beverage Policy Only drinks in Syracuse Stage’s Approved Theatre Containers may be brought into the theatre. Those containers are available for purchase at the Gift Shop in the Coyne Lobby and at the bar.

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

AMADEUS

ONCE

BY PETER SHAFFER | DIRECTED BY ROBERT HUPP CO-PRODUCED WITH THE SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA | MARCH 11 – 29 OPENING NIGHT: MARCH 13

BOOK BY ENDA WALSH | MUSIC AND LYRICS BY GLEN HANSARD AND MARKÉTA IRGLOVÁ | BASED ON THE MOTION PICTURE WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOHN CARNEY | DIRECTED BY MARK CUDDY | CO-PRODUCED WITH GEVA THEATRE CENTER | APRIL 15 – MAY 3 OPENING NIGHT: APRIL 17

Mickey Rowe (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) returns to Syracuse Stage to take on the role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in this contemporary favorite about artistic rivalry and suspected murder. Antonio Salieri has pledged his life to God in exchange for success as a composer. Yet the music that most captures God’s voice comes not from Salieri, but from the prodigy Mozart. Could jealousy have driven Salieri to murder this “obscene child” who is unworthy of the musical genius he possesses? On the eve of his own death, Salieri reveals his final composition: “The Death of Mozart – or, Did I Do It?” Well, did he or didn’t he? An enticing and enjoyable theatrical experience enhanced by a variety of events in partnership with Symphoria.

The exuberant spirit of a lively pub session (what the Irish call craic) meets an out-of-the-ordinary love story in this irresistible musical based on the beloved indie film. Guy has been busking on Dublin’s Grafton St. for too long. He’s ready to chuck his music and forget the girlfriend who relocated to New York. Girl is an émigré from the Czech Republic with a tangled personal life, a passion for music, and a belief in Guy and his songs. It’s a complicated business this love. It doesn’t always turn out as expected. Sometimes, that’s ok. Nominated for 11 Tony Awards and winner of eight, including Best Musical, Once is a warmly affecting show that understands the power of music to move the human heart.

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ROMEO AND JULIET

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING

BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE | DIRECTED BY THOM MILLER | PERFORMED IN THE ARCHBOLD THEATRE FEBRUARY 14 - 22 | OPENING NIGHT: FEBRUARY 15

MUSIC BY RICHARD RODGERS | LYRICS BY OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II | MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS BY FRED WELLS | ORCHESTRATION BY MICHAEL GIBSON AND JONATHAN TUNICK | CONCEIVED BY WALTER BOBBIE | DIRECTED BY RUFUS BONDS, JR. CHOREOGRAPHY BY BRIAN J. MARCUM | MUSIC DIRECTION BY JACOB STEBLY | ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHY BY JOSHUA KEEN | MARCH 27 – APRIL 5 OPENING NIGHT: MARCH 28

A grudge so ancient that its origins are never revealed brings tragedy to two families and untimely death to two young lovers. Four hundred years ago Shakespeare understood how intolerance begets violence and violence victimizes an entire society: See what a scourge is laid upon your hate . . . All are punish’d. He also understood that the deepest human hope lies in the unmatched beauty contained in our capacity to love.

Many of the most beloved, uplifting, and romantic songs in musical theatre history have one thing in common: the incomparable writing team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. A Grand Night For Singing is a musical review that collects over 30 treasured works from Rodgers and Hammerstein hits such as Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Carousel, The King and I, and Cinderella; as well as lesser-known shows like Allegro, Flower Drum Song, and Pipe Dream. Audiences are invited to experience these classics anew through artful arrangements and clever interpretations – it’s “something wonderful” for any lover of classic musical theater. 57


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

Rick Shirtz Regional President NBT Bank PRESIDENT

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

Nancy Green President Edward S. Green & Associates

Jacki Goldberg Community Volunteer

TeNesha Murphy NewsChannel 9

Larry Harris EVP and CFO Saab Defense and Security, USA

Fran Nichols Chair Emeritus, Syracuse Stage Eric Mower + Associates

John Huhtala Relationship Manager Middle Market Commercial Banking Chase

Marc Nichols Executive VP & General Counsel SAAB USA, LLC.

Robert Hupp** Artistic Director Syracuse Stage

TREASURER

Herman R. Frazier* Senior Deputy Athletics Director Syracuse University

Cydney Johnson* Executive Director for State and Local Government Relations Syracuse University

SECRETARY

Sharon Sullivan Community Volunteer AT-LARGE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

Phil Turner Pastor Bethany Baptist Church Jill Anderson** Managing Director Syracuse Stage Janet Audunson Assistant General Counsel National Grid George S. Bain Freelance Editor and Writer Barbara Beckos Retired Syracuse Stage Nancy Byrne Community Volunteer Steve Chase Senior Vice President BPAS Robin Curtis NYS Lic. RE Asso. Broker Hunt Real Estate ERA Zellar Homes Rep. 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

Rebecca Karpoff* Professor of Practice, Musical Theater/Coordinator of Vocal Instruction, Musical Theater Syracuse University Department of Drama Kathy Kelly Health Educator, PNP, retired Larry Leatherman Retired Bristol-Myers Squibb, MOST

Mona Paradis Stadium International Trucks Virginia Parker Retired Educator Annette Peters Marketing Director Syracuse Media Group Amir Rahnamay-Azar* Chief Financial Officer Syracuse University Molly Ryan Partner, Goldberg Segalla LLP Robert Sarason Retired Lawyer, Organizer, Fundraiser L. John Steigerwald IV Marketing and Sales Representative Cathedral Candle Company Melvin T. Stith Dean Emeritus, Whitman School of Management Syracuse University

Dan Lent Vice President Solvay Bank Anthony Malavenda Duke’s Root Control Rocco Mangano Partner Mangano Law Office, PLLC Julia Martin Partner Bousquet Holstein Kevin R. McAuliffe Partner Barclay Damon Suzanne McAuliffe Retired Educator Rod McDonald Bond, Schoeneck & King Samantha Millier Associate Attorney Mackenzie Hughes LLP Molly Mulvihill VP, Market Manager Enterprise Business & Community Engagement Bank of America

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Cora Thomas Radio Host and Office Manager, WAER Michael S. Tick* Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Syracuse University Dr. Amy Tucker Chief Medical Officer SUNY Upstate Medical University Mel Williams US Department of Transportation Katherine Woods AnCor Ralph Zito** Chair Syracuse University Department of Drama Michael Zoanetti VP Senior Wealth Advisor Tompkins Financial Advisors *University Trustee **Ex-Officio


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

Jack Mannion Margaret Martin Eric Mower Judy Mower

Michael Shende Jack Webb

SYRACUSE STAGE EDUCATION ADVOCACY BOARD Sara Bambino

Elizabeth Defurio

Linda Ponza

CICERO-NORTH SYRACUSE

NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL

SOLVAY HIGH SCHOOL

David Fisselbrand

Jennifer Sabatino

AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL

CATO-MERIDIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

Todd Benware CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Melissa Morgan

Jordan Berger

BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Matthew Phillips

Rhiannon Berry

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL

Y O U N G A D U LT C O U N C I L Sofia Benderski

Emilee Elizabeth Edick

Keniel Ortiz

WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY AT FOWLER HIGH SCHOOL

Alyssa Brown

Traven Garcia

MORAVIA HIGH SCHOOL

Anka Chiorini JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Rachel Colucci WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL

Kaitlyn Coomes CHARLES W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

CHARLES W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

Jacob Garofalo CICERO-NORTH SYRACUSE HIGH SCHOOL

Sariyah Richards SYRACUSE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE CHARTER SCHOOL

Tori Sayre MARCELLUS HIGH SCHOOL

Patrick Kraft CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Kimberly Seipio HENNINGER HIGH SCHOOL

Kayla Lee LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL

Luke V. DeLorenzo

Abby McGrath

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

WEST GENESEE HIGH SCHOOL

Ryan Dunn

Tyler Piper

HOMESCHOOLED

JORDAN-ELBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Alethea Shirilan-Howlett JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Dreyvon Simmons MANLIUS PEBBLE HILL SCHOOL

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SYRACUSE STAGE ANNUAL GIFTS Syracuse Stage depends on the generosity of contributions from individuals, corporations, businesses, foundations, and government agencies. It is with much gratitude that we recognize the following donors to our annual campaign. For information regarding levels of contribution and benefits of each please contact the Development office at 315-443-3931 or visit syracusestage.org.

CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENT SPONSORS

Richard Mather Fund

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CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENT SPONSORS

J.M. McDonald Foundation

Contributions listed above are current as of January 2, 2020 and reflect operating support of $2,800+ and in-kind donations of $10,000+.

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THE WOLVES SPONSOR

The Reisman Foundation is proud to be a sponsor of the arts in Central New York. We recognize the deep importance that live theatre plays in shaping the cultural and social vitality of our community. We are delighted to continue to support Syracuse Stage and the production of The Wolves. Congratulations on your 47th season, here's to the next 47!

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is proud to be a sponsor of Syracuse Stage’s 47th season.

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INDIVIDUAL, CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, & GOVERNMENT GIFTS New and increased gifts this season will be matched by The Richard Mather Fund. $100,000+ Syracuse University $75,000 - $99,999 The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation $50,000 - $74,999 Advance Media New York CNY Arts Destiny USA The Shubert Foundation $20,000 - $49,999 Allyn Family Foundation iHeart Media New York State Council on the Arts Richard Mather Fund $15,000 - $19,999 M&T Bank NBT Bancorp, Inc. Benefactors Circle $10,000 - $14,999 AXA Foundation George Bain Bank of America Business Journal News Network Nancy & Bill Byrne Cumulus Media JP Morgan Chase Fred L. Emerson Foundation Rosamond Gifford Foundation Paul Phillip & Sharon Sullivan Urban CNY WAER WRVO Founders Circle $7,500 - $9,999 Mary & Larry Leatherman

Playwrights Circle $5,000 - $7,499 Ancor, Inc. Richard Bunce Carrier Corporation Cathedral Candle Company Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Fidelity Chartible Helene & Neil Gold Michael & Jacki Goldberg Gail Hamner & Daniel Bingham Larry & Ann Harris Peter & Brigitte Herzog J.M. McDonald Foundation Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin Employees Federated Fund Suzanne & Kevin McAuliffe Eric & Judy Mower Sally Lou & Fran Nichols Raymour & Flanigan Elinor Spring-Mills & Darvin Varon Mel & Patricia Stith SUNY Upstate Medical University Syracuse Stage Board of Trustees Syracuse Symposium: Silence Tompkins Trust Company Wegmans Producers Circle $2,800 - $4,999 Janet Audunson & David Youlen Boeheim Foundation Sandra L. Brown Mary Beth & Pete Carmen Margaret, Amy & Bob Currier as of January 2, 2020 63

Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Melvin & Mildred Eggers Family Charitable Foundation Sandra Lee Fenske & Joe Silberlicht Grandma Brown Foundation Nancy Green & Tony Marschall Kimberly & John Huhtala KPGM, LLP Roberta & Rocco Mangano National Grid Pete & Betsy McKinnell Frederick & Virginia Parker Selma Radin Nancy Kramer & Doug Sutherland Syracuse New Times Theatre Development Fund, Inc. Directors Circle $1,500 - $2,799 Jill & Dave Anderson Maria & Paul Badami Kyle Bass Barbara Beckos & Art McDonald Bank of NY Mellon Lorraine Branham & Melvin Williams Jim & Cathy Breuer Martine Burat & Anthony Malavenda Craig & Kathy Byrum Joan Christy James Clark & Sharon Gordon Kristin & Sidney Cominsky Bob & Bobbie Constable Robin Curtis Hunt ERA Roger & Naomi DeMuth


Don Blair & Nancy Dock Edward & Susan Downing Dick & Therese Driscoll Peggy & Dana Dudarchik Alex Epsilanty & Dan Jonas Michael & Barbara Flintrop Marya & John Frantz & Sutton Real Estate Company, LLC Herman Frazier Barb Genton Bea Gonzalez & Michael Leonard Joan Green The Haines Family Elizabeth A Hartnett David & Sally Hootnick Robert & Clea Hupp Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash Steven & Elaine Jacobs Peter Cannavo & Helen Jacoby Candace Campbell Jackson & Mark Jackson Cydney Johnson Howard & Denise Johnson Randy & Elizabeth Kalish Kathy Kelly & Len Weiner Leslie Kohman & Jeffrey Smith KPMG, LLP Carrie Lazarus & Dave Birchenough Daniel & Ann Lent Andrew S. London, Ph.D. & Alan E. Curle, MD Stephanie Miner & Jack FX Mannion Julia & Lee Martin Molly & Kevin Mulvihill David & Janice Panasci John & Mona Paradis Sheila & John Parker Annette & Kenneth Peters Rosemary S. Pooler Dr. Amir Rahnamay-Azar Rissa & Michael Ratner Frank & Frances Revoir Foundation Molly Ryan & Tim Byrnes

Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead Elaine & Michael Shende Margaret & Richard Shirtz George & Rita Soufleris Dr. & Mrs. Sam Spalding David & Dierdre Stam Raymond & Linda Straub Cindy Sutton & Family Peter & Cherry Thun Michael & Cathy Tick Dr. Amy Tucker Joshua and Andrea Waldman Linda & Jack Webb Glenda & Larry Wetzel Dr. Yu & Mr. Qi Michael & Laurie Zoanetti Star $1,000 - $1,499 Kris & Jeffrey Bogart Bousquet Holstein, PLLC. John Druke Mary Ann Finn Allen & Anita Frank Lawrence & Dorothy Gordon Heritage Masonry Restoration Joyce Homan Susan Klenk Harlan London Walter & Elizabeth Merriam Marc Nicholas & Jamie Collins McIntosh Box & Pallet Co Panasci Charitable Trust Revitalize CNY Lowell Seifter & Sharon Macauliffe Leading Role $500 - $999 George & Sandra Abbott Anoplate Corp. Marion Barbero Daniel & Sarah Berman Francine Boutet Audrey & William Boyd Susan & Thomas Brett Marlene A. Brown

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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.

Anonymous, In memory of Arlene Alpaugh Dr. Mark & Kathy Adelson, in memory of Laura Edell George Bain, in honor of Don Buschmann and all the production shops at Stage Gwynne Bellos, in memory of Dr. Neal S. Bellos Robert Caswell, in memory of Pamela Caswell Judith Dannible, in memory of Anthony F. Dannible Barbara DiPasquale, in honor of board member Molly Ryan Susan Dorn, in memory of Phillip K. Dorn James MacKillop, in memory of Patricia MacKillop Dr. Lawrence Myers, Jr., in memory of Betty Jane Myers H. Paul Steiner, in honor of Tracey White

Jayne & Larry Charlamb Steve & Seanne Chase CNY Latino George Curry Paula Dendis Lewis & Elaine Dubroff Clay & Dora Elliott Michael & Grace Flusche Karen & Daniel Fuleihan


David & Silvia Fry Dr Paul Frymoyer Ben & Renee Hagadorn Dennis & Judi Hebert David Heisig & Donna Mahar Richard Ingraham Douglas Goldschmidt & David Jacobs Rebecca & Fred Karpoff Ellen & Terry Lautz Amanda Lee George & Roseanne Lorefice Metis Consulting Group Samantha Millier John & Joan Nicholson Michael & Maggie O'Connor Howard McLaughlin & Mary O'Hara David & Susan Palen Kathy & Dan Rabuzzi Lois & Ted Schroeder Kevin & Carolyn Schulyer Gracia Sears Barry Shulman James W. Shults Ken & Lois Spitzer L. John Steigerwald IV Cora Thomas Gregg Tripoli Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Lennie Elizabeth Turner Phil & Janice Turner Angela Winfield John & Mitzi Wolf Supporting Role $150 - $499 Kristi Andersen Robert & Jeanne Anderson Chris Arnold Tim Asteff & Margaret Ogden James Atkinson John Badami Holmes & Sarah Bailey Lana Baker Dr & Mrs. Gerhard Baule Andrew & Margot Baxter Kathleen Bice

Dr. Joanne & Jim Beckman Carrie Berse Dr. Sylvia Betcher & Martin Korn Diana Biro & Eric Rogers Thomas & Susan Blanchard Cynthia Blume Anthony & Nancy Bottar Eric & Carol Boyer Mary Brady Angel & Walter Broadnax Bob & Kathy Brown Maren & Mark Brown Caroline & Nick Brust Kevin & Jackie Bryans Helen Buck Robert & Mary Burdick Marion Burke Frank & Kathy Campagna Ronald Capone Joseph Cerroni & Linda Tassa Susan Chappuis Steve Chase Anthony & Carolyn Cimino Joan Cincotta Sam & Carolyn Clemence Martha Cole Melanie Comito & Spencer Brown Robert & Joan Conine William & Julia Consroe Jerilyn Costich Mike & LaRae Cottrell Susan & Craig Cobb Mr. & Mrs. Crittenden Therese Dancks Peter & Margaret Darby Clive & Sandra Davis Carol Decker Cynthia Dietz Alan B. Dolmatch Sharry W. Doyle Charley & Kim Driscoll Sarah Dulany-Gring The Duncan Family Laredo,TX Karen & Nat Dunn Jonathan & Rosanne Ecker Bill and Betsy Elkins Linda & Greg Ellstrom

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Richard Ernst John & Margaret Feldmeier Daniel Fisher & Lori Ruhlman Molly Fitzpatrick Katherine Flack Robert & Terry Flower Len Fonte Judith Fox Phillip & Marilyn Frankel Jeff & Tess Freedman Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Freer Allen & Nirelle Galson Gasparini Sales, Inc. GE Foundation Henry & Janet George Ernest and Penny Giraud Karen & Robert Goldman Linda Fabian & Dennis Goodrich William Goodwin Drs. Michael & Wendy Gordon Roger & Vicki Greenberg Mark & Cynthia Dowd Greene Groupmatics LLC Greg & Elaine Hallett Ruth Pass Hancock Mark & Carole Hansen Mr. H. Baird Hansen & Mrs. Sarah Hansen Margaret Harding & Joseph Whelan David & Ellen Hardy Daniel Harmony & Hugh Brown Julia & Daniel Harris Donald & Cherie Haswell Marcia Hayden-Horan & Philip Horan Sharon Hayford Haylor Family Drs. Joseph & Paula Himmelsbach Joseph J. Hipius Judy & John Hoepner Dr. Peter and Mary Huntington Linda & Dr. John Isaac Virginia Jacob Peter Vanable & Anne Jamison


Susan & Theodore Jarosz Emily Johnson & Vijay Ramachandran Marjorie Turrell Julian Jan & James Kaplan Robin & Mark Kasowitz Norma Kelley Amy Kemp Jean Kimber Russell & Joan King Doug & Laura Kinnetz John & Susan Kline Jeffrey Knox & Susan Maxwell Barry & Kathy Kogut Donald & Margo Koten Sheldon & Karen Kruth Hume & Peggy Laidman Randall LaLonde & Patricia Homer Jay & Linda Land Erika Langetieg Edith Pennington & Lawrence Lardy Andrea Latchem Linda Lebedovych Bonnie Levy Mr. & Mrs. James Light Edward & Carol Lipson Bob & Zalie Linn Laura Livingston K.B. Lloyd John D. & Marian S. Loosmann James MacKillop John & Janet Mallan Jon Maloff Candace & John Marsellus Susan Martineau Frederick & Virginia Marty Elizabeth G. Mascia Julie Matson Rena & Don McCrimmon Mary Ellen McDonald Rod & Jana McDonald Marlene & Scott Macfarlane John McAllister & Laurel Moranz

Bev & Dave McKay Langston McKinney & Linda Littlejohn Timothy McLaughlin & Diane Cass Sam & Margaret McNaughton Dr. James L & Elizabeth K. Megna Andreas & Maggie Meier Ben & Julie Merchant Donna Miller Dan & Terry Miller Terry Miller David & Beth Mitchell Gail & Peter Mitchell Susan Moskal James & Kathleen Muldoon Brenda Neuss New York Mets Foundation Dennis & Doren Norfleet Katharine O'Connell & Dr. Michael F. Miller Sally O'Herin Phyllis Olmsted Donna & Richard O'Neil John & Elizabeth O'Sullivan Larry & Joan Page Cathy Palm Robert & Teresa Parke Kendall Phillips Barry & Mary Pickard Jane Pickett Marilyn Pinsky Mickey & Pat Piscitelli Barbara & Bob Rabin David Rankert Teresa Reller Pat & Kuni Riccardi Gerald & Monica Richmond Brian & Christine Rieger Maryann Roefaro & Tom Carranti Michael & Cindy Rogan Nancy Rothschild Elaine Rubenstein Arnie & Libby Rubenstein

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Ellen Runge Maria & Richard A. Russell Linda & Bob Ryan Michael Hungerford & Margaret Ryniker Michael & Dawn Sam Kelly & Tony Scalzo Ellen Schwartz Peter Scheibe & Margaret Gelfuso Marilyn & Mike Sees Walter & Beverly Short Rhoda Sikes Craig Simmons Christina Smith Harold & Ruth Smulyan Jeffrey Sneider Helen E. Stacy George & Helene Starr James & Deborah Stewart Chris & Laina Stupp Drs. Lawrence Stewart & Pamela Sunshine Martha Sutter & David Ross Syracuse Housing Authority Dr. Marty & Jackie Talcik James Traver & Marguerite Conan Charles F. Tremper Gershon & Dina Vincow Meghan & TJ Vitale Barbara Vural Robert & Anita Wagner JoAnn Wallace Dr. & Mrs. Donald Washburn Mark Watkins & Brenda Silverman Ruth S. Weinstock Barbara Weller Peter N. Wells Christopher & Renee Wiles Lola Winter Tina Winter Steve & Denise Wrinn Carl and Sue Zielinski


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

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

Matching Gift Program

The J. ZimmeisterYarwood Estate

Key Foundation Lever Brothers Company

The following companies will match gifts of their employees, retirees, and spouses with a gift of their own to Syracuse Stage. Ask your personnel office for a matching gift form, send the completed form with your gift – and we’ll do the rest!

Marine Midland Bank,

AT&T

Mutual Life Insurance Co.

Allied-Signal, Inc. American Express Company Avon Products, Inc. AXA Equitable Bank of America

Digital Equipment Corporation

Ins. Co.

General Foods Corporation

Chemical Bank

John Hancock Mutual

Coopers Industries Foundation Crouse Hinds Co. – Cooper Industries Deluxe Corporation

Foundation Owens-Illinois, Inc.

GlaxoSmithKline

N.A.

NCR Corporation

Niagara Mohawk

Farmer & Traders Life

CNA Foundation

Insurance Companies

The MONY Group

New York Telephone

Society

GE Foundation

Citicorp & Citibank,

Mobil Oil Corporation

National Grange

Fireman’s Fund Insurance

Chubb Group of

Merrill Lynch

Equitable Life Assurance

Bristol-Meyers Squibb CIGNA Corporation

McDonald’s Corporation

Emerson Electric Co.

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Life Insurance The Home Depot Foundation

Pitney Bowes The Prudential Foundation Charles Schwab Radio Shack Rockwell Automation Trust SmithKline Beecham Labs The St. Paul’s Companies The Travelers Companies

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

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

Director of Production Operations...........................................................................Don Buschmann Associate Director of Production Operations..........................................................Dianna Angell Company Manager and Production Management Associate......................................Brian Crotty Events Manager and Production Management Assistant......................................Audrey Flynn Facilities Student Assistant.............................................................................Marilyn Wechsler Technical Director..................................................................................................Randall Steffen Assistant Technical Director............................................................................Rebecca Schuetz Scene Shop Foreman...........................................................................................Michael King Carpenters.............................................Brian McBurney, Cheyenne McBurney, John Gamble Graduate Assistant................................................................................................Joshua Baker Student Assistans......................................................................Ian Borowik, Addie Livingston Scenic Charge Artist...........................................................................................Holly K. LaGrow Assistant Scenic Artist...........................................................................................Phillip Dyke Props Supervisor............................................................................................................Mara Rich Props Carpenter...............................................................................................Jordan Michaud Props Artisan....................................................................................................Jessica Culligan Props Apprentice.............................................................................................Andrew Morgan Props Overhire.......................................................................................................Chad Healy Student Assistants.................................................Shannon Bagoly, Drew Davis, Allison Turlo Costume Shop Manager..........................................................................Gretchen Darrow-Crotty Assistant Costume Shop Manager.....................................................................Amanda Moore Cutter-Drapers.................................................................Catherine Hennessy, Kathryn Rauch First Hand.........................................................................................................Victoria Lillich Stitchers.......................................................................................Emily King, Katelyn Yonkers Craftsperson/Shopper.........................................................................................Sandra Knapp Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor...............................................................................Jaylene Ogle Student Assistants.......................................Danielle Fenske, Christina Forestiere, Xinglan Yan Lighting and Projection Supervisor..................................................................David M. Bowman Electrician…….......................................................................................................Jed Daniels Electrics Apprentices...............................................................Sydney E. Curran, Susan Pipolo Student Assistants......................................................Garett Pembrook, Genevieve Phanhthaly Resident Sound Designer/Audio Engineer......................................................Jacqueline R Herter Assistant Audio Engineer/A1..........................................................................Kevin O’Connor Sound Apprentice/A2........................................................................................Daniel McLain Production Stage Manager....................................................................................Stuart Plymesser Stage Manager..............................................................................................Laura Jane Collins Stage Management Journeymen........................................................Erin C Brett, Em Piraino

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

General Manager....................................................................................................Michael McCurdy Comptroller..............................................................................................Mary Kennett Morreale Human Resources Manager/Business Associate.......................................................Kathy Zappala Director of Information Management & Technology...................................Garrett Wheeler-Diaz Box Office Managers......................................Laurie Lindsey, Courtney Richardson, A'Isha Shanes Box Office Staff...............Chidube Egbo, Crystal Heller, Jordan McKey, Makenzie Nickerson, Rachel Nickerson Samoya Peters, Eli Schwartz, Olivia St. Peters Box Office Intern...............................................................................................Cara Christian Audience Services Manager........................................................................................Jacob Ellison Audience Services Assistant.................................................................................Ella Lafontant Audiences Services Intern................................................................................Jackson Norman House Managers...............................................Patricia Condello, Adam Secor Donna Stuccio Student Assistant House Managers.........................Calvin Keener, Claire Kenney John Macleod, Kerri McAneney, Jackson Norman, Claire St. Marie, Marilyn Wechsler Student Front of House Associates........Sofia Aguirre, Haley Ayers, Alana Barker, Ben Bauder, Anju Cloud, Ashley Collado, Avery Curcio, Emily Decker, Trevor Hart, Ellie Kallay, Suhail Kumar, Maria Polanco, Alyeska Reimer, Brandon Richards, Eli Schwartz, Stella Schwartz, Gabriel Vazquez-Arbelo, Marilyn Wechsler Bartenders..............Michelle Cannizzo, Kristian Elderbroom, Leah Knapp, Meg Pusey-Anthis Development Manager............................................................................................Stefania Ianno Development Assistant..............................................................................Ryan Duncan-Ayala Director of Education & Community Engagement.......................................................Joann Yarrow Associate Director of Education.............................................................................Kate Laissle Community Engagement and Education Assistant...................................MiKayla Hawkinson Education Assistant...................................................................................................Len Fonte Education Interns...........................................................Wallis Dean, Alex Keane, Kayla King Director of Marketing and Communications..............................................................Joseph Whelan Group/Corporate Sales Manager..........................................................................Tracey White Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications......................................Joanna Penalva Patron Campaign Specialist.........................................................................Nori Gartner-Baca Senior Designer, Creative Content....................................................................Brenna Merritt Graphic Designer............................................................................................Jonathan Hudak Group Sales Assistant..............................................................................................Sara Tucker Student Group Sales Assistant.........................................................................Jackson Norman Marketing Intern.............................................................................................Adam Saifudeen Executive Assistant..................................................................................................Rebecca Li Grady Artistic Student Intern................................................................................................Beruk Teshome Sign Language Interpreters..............................Brenda Brown, Jim Brown, Jessie Falke, Sue Freeman, Mae Harrington, Joanne Jackowski, Zenna Preli, Trisha Schwartz, Tessa Wall Open Captioning...................................................................................................Michael McCurdy Audio Description...................................................................................Kate Laissle, Joseph Whelan Community Services Officers.......................................................Stacey Emmons, Joseph O'Connor Custodian........................................................................................................................Tony Rogers

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