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welcome Welcome to the holiday season at The Rep! We’re so glad you’re joining us for our wonderful journey into Regency England with Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Full of Jane Austen’s trademark wit, warmth and spirit, Miss Bennet returns to the world of Pride and Prejudice with a new story that will delight Austen fans and novices alike. Two years after the events of the novel, Elizabeth and Darcy host a Christmas gathering for their family. Full of happiness and holiday cheer, the couple preps for a party that even includes a a big, beautiful Christmas tree, a tradition quite new to England that seems to baffle many of their guests. The group includes Darcy’s closest friend, Charles Bingley; his wife, Jane, who happens to be Elizabeth’s favorite sister; the youngest and perhaps most troublesome Bennet sister, Lydia; and Mary, who has matured but would still rather read a book than put on a party dress. You might remember Mary as the bookish middle sister of the Bennet family. More often overlooked than any other sister, Mary was often found at the pianoforte, if she was found at all. But she’s changed quite a bit in the years since her sisters left the family home. Mary has grown into a much more agreeable, albeit still somewhat nerdy, young lady. After years living with her parents as her sisters all moved away, perhaps she may now have a chance at a love match of her own, found in Darcy’s equally nerdy cousin Arthur de Bourgh. Arthur is socially awkward, painfully shy and embroiled in a family obligation that has his future wrapped in uncertainty. He’s come to the Darcy estate for a holiday getaway and some much needed advice from his older cousin. It doesn’t take long for him to make a real connection with Mary, though there is no shortage of obstacles in the way. Their road to romance is funny, warm and highly entertaining. Featuring favorite characters from the novel and the timeless sensibilities that Austen fans know and love, Miss Bennet also reminds us of Austen’s intelligence and literary talent. As the Huffington Post explains: “Critics and playgoers will call it a holiday delight, and they’ll be right, but it’s far more than a seasonal bonbon. Beyond the wonderful wit and humor, clever characterizations and almost farcical comings and goings, the play delves into questions of duty and happiness so deftly that you almost don’t notice how thoughtful it is.” Playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon do justice to Jane Austen’s enduring legacy with a play sure to delight the whole family. It’s no wonder they just won Chicago’s Jeff Award for Best New Play. Full of all the spirit of the season, Miss Bennet gives us laughter, romance, family and celebration. What more could we want for the holidays? Have a fantastic festive season. Thank you for joining us.

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staff Steven Woolf Augustin Family Artistic Director

Mark Bernstein Managing Director

Artistic Services

Administrative Services


Administration Seth Gordon

associate artistic director

Edward M. Coffield

Production Manager

Nichelle Kramlich Williams

Emilie Weilbacher- McMullan

Associate Technical Director Materials Coordinator

Mike Dowdy-Windsor Scott Loebl

Charge Scenic Artist

Stephen Pollihan James Van Well

Scenic Artists

Dave McCarthy

Scenic Shop Foreman

Tim McCarthy Theo Prifti Rick Shetley Scenic Carpenters

Christina Beck

Master Electrician

Michael Ferguson

Master Sound Technician

William Leach

Studio Electrician

Sean Wilhite

Studio Sound Technician

Sheila Lenkman

rentals manager


Kelly Kreutsberg

Props Manager

Ralph Wilke

Props Carpenter

Costumes assistant costume shop manager

Robert W. Trump

Head Draper

Elizabeth Eisloeffel


Susan Byrd Garth Dunbar

Head Crafts Artisan

First Hands

Sandra Kabuye Patty Macdonnell-Smith

Mainstage Wardrobe Supervisor

Rachel Wahl

studio Wardrobe Supervisor

Theresa Loebl

Wig supervisor

John Metzner

Stage Management

J.M. Bock Emilee Buchheit Tony Dearing Lorraine LiCavoli Dora Jane Trenbeath Shannon B. Sturgis Stage Managers

Webster University Contributing Faculty Technical Consultant

Doug Barron

Garden Apartments manager

Audience Services Box Office Manager

Ricki Marking-Camuto Lin Joyce

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Brenda Lack

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Sharon Carey, Jan Christiansen, Olivia Cross, Josie Dawson, Michael Dorn, Sarah Dowling, Vaughn Edward, Christian Hoffman, Rina Jetton, Anthony Marr, Carl Wickman, Dina Young Phillip Campbell

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Zac McMillan

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Kevin Blansit

finance director

Marci Franklin

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Laura L. Wandersee

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Deborah Sharn

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Peter E. Sargent John Wylie

Suzanne Bodenstein

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Carla Gibson

marketing director Public relations & Digital media manager

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board of directors President

Arlue Briggs*

Community Volunteer Vice President

Vice President

Vice President, Volunteers

Gwen Middeke*

Brian Clevinger*

Linda Lowry*

The Todd Organization

Prolog Ventures

Community Volunteer



Mark P. Mantovani*

Amy Smith*

Wendi Alper-Pressman

Craig Ingraham

Robert E. Sherwood

Margaret Augustin*

Dan Jay

Holly Smith

Frederick C. Lewis, Jr.

Linda Stark

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Susan Block

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Community Volunteer

Debbie Stewart*

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The Boeing Company

Christine A. Chadwick*

Community Volunteer

Susan Miller

Suzy Stone Macy‘s

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Mark P. Hampton Merrill Lynch

Michael Oberlander*

Ann Harris Straw

Community Volunteer

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Juanita H. Hinshaw

H&H Advisors

Stephen Reese

Elizabeth J. Stroble Webster University

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Ven Houts

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Pat Schutte*

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Judi Scissors

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Ann Cady Scott*

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*Executive Committee

volunteer board One of our most treasured and dedicated resources, The Rep’s Volunteer Board provides amazing support each season with donations of time, talent and an annual contribution. Annually, the amount of hours they donate to the theatre is equivalent to the average salary of 1½ staff members. Whether they are providing actor transportation, hosting a fundraising event or trekking to Jefferson City to lobby for government funding, this group of individuals is irreplaceable to The Rep. We are so grateful to the Volunteer Board for their continued dedication as integral members of The Rep family.


Linda Lowry Vice President

Dotti Fischer Secretary

Ann Smith treasurer

Glenda Hares

Sue Barley

Cindy Schnabel

Ann Bronsing

Carol Schreiner

Irene Clasen

Barbara Sprick

Michaeleen Cradock

Linda Stark


Theatre Tours

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Talk Theatre


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The Rep produces work in three series from September through April, all sharing the same high production values and commitment to presenting exciting live, professional theatre. Mainstage

each production, allowing the director,

Each season we produce six plays in the Mainstage series, which draws The Rep’s largest audience. Performances are given in the Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre of the Loretto-Hilton Center, which features a thrust stage and seating for 763 in a space where no seat is more than 20 rows from the stage. The work presented in the Mainstage series is eclectic, ranging from modern to classics to musicals to new works, and benefits from the large space afforded by the Browning Theatre. Studio theatre

designers and actors to craft work which requires a more intimate environment. Imaginary Theatre Company Imaginary Theatre Company is The Rep’s touring ensemble for children. Bringing theatre for young audiences to schools and community centers throughout the bi-state area, ITC’s productions value a well-told story while supporting state learning standards and nurturing a respect and love for the arts. In addition to touring, ITC presents public performances at Nerinx Hall’s Heagney

Three productions are mounted in the Studio series each season. Performances are given in the Emerson Studio, a 125-seat “black box” theatre on the lower level of the Loretto-Hilton Center. Studio productions may be new plays, radical interpretations of older works or experimental works. The performance space and seating configuration changes with

Theatre. ignite! festival of new plays Ignite! celebrates the development and discovery of new American theatre. The festival may include workshops and readings of works in progress, commissions for future plays, and world-premiere productions on The Rep stage.

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Steven Woolf

The Fantasticks, U.S.A., The Prime of Miss

(Artistic Director)

Jean Brodie, Stop the World I Want To Get

received his BA in

Off, Jacques Brel is Alive..., and many others

theatre and MFA in

around the country. While in New York he

directing from the

served as the project producer of the original

University of Wisconsin

productions of The Robber Bridegroom and

at Madison and an

The Red Blue-Grass Western Flyer Show and

honorary doctorate by the University of

was co-producer of Tom Griffin’s Workers. Off-

Missouri–St. Louis. He is one of the first

Off-Broadway he directed Impulse and

recipients of Webster University’s Declaration

Chicken Soup and worked on The Acting

of Merit. His past direction at The Rep includes

Company’s Broadway season at the Billy Rose

Heisenberg, Constellations, A Christmas Carol,

Theatre. Stock work has taken him to places

All the Way, The Winslow Boy, Other Desert

such as Lakewood Musical Playhouse, Ivoryton

Cities, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Red (Kevin

and Cecilwood Theatres. He has worked in

Kline Award for direction), A Steady Rain,

major regional theatres including long-term

You Can’t Take It With You, The Diary of Anne

residencies at the world famous Barter Theatre

Frank, Frost/Nixon, The History Boys,

in Abingdon, Virginia and at StageWest in

The Pillowman, Humble Boy, Pirandello’s

Springfield, Massachusetts. He is thrilled to

Henry IV, The Retreat from Moscow, The

have been honored by the Arts and Education

Crucible, blue/orange, Edward Albee’s The

Council, which awarded him the St. Louis Arts

Goat or Who is Sylvia?, Copenhagen, The

Awards for Individual Excellence in the Arts

Shape of Things, ART, Dinner with Friends,

and Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, and by

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Closer, Death

the Missouri Citizens for the Arts which

of a Salesman, Betrayal, As Bees in Honey

awarded The Rep its Arts Award for Advocacy,

Drown, Skylight, A Question of Mercy, Arcadia,

and he is pleased to be among the first

The Life of Galileo, The Caine Mutiny Court

recipients of “The Good Guy Award” given by

Martial, The Living, Death and the Maiden, Six

the St. Louis Women’s Political Caucus. He

Degrees of Separation, Sight Unseen, Other

serves as a panelist and an on-site evaluator

People’s Money, Terra Nova, Dog Logic, The

for the theatre program for the National

Voice of the Prairie, Company and A Life in the

Endowment for the Arts and served on the

Theatre. He directed the critically acclaimed

advisory panel for the Regional Arts

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Great Lakes

Commission and the ad hoc committees for

Theatre Festival in Cleveland. Locally, he has

program assistance and touring for the

directed for Webster University’s Conservatory

Missouri Arts Council. He served on the

of Theatre Arts, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre

executive committee and the national

and The New Jewish Theatre, where his

negotiating committee for the League of

production of Awake and Sing! was awarded

Resident Theatres, as well as on the board of

the Kevin Kline Award for Best Production of a

Missouri Citizens for the Arts, and he has been

Play. His production of The Voice of the Prairie

a trustee of the IATSE Local #6 health fund. He

has been seen at Totem Pole Playhouse and

has been on the faculty of the Drama Division

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, where he

of The Juilliard School under John Houseman

directed The Crucible, honored as Best Play in

and is adjunct faculty at Webster University. He

the region by two major critical award panels,

served on the board of the Kevin Kline

Skylight and The Caine Mutiny Court Martial.


He has directed plays such as The Physicists,

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leadership Mark Bernstein

Seth Gordon

(Managing Director) is a

(Associate Artistic

graduate of the Wharton

Director) is in his eighth

School at the University

season with The Rep. For

of Pennsylvania and has

The Rep he has directed

managed nonprofit

Next Fall, The Fall of

professional theatres

Heaven, Good People,

since 1982. He has led The Rep in partnership

Venus in Fur, A Kid Like Jake, Guess Who’s

with Steven Woolf since 1987, a period

Coming to Dinner, Disgraced, All My Sons and

characterized by growth and stability, strong

the world premieres of The Invisible Hand,

community support, and responsible financial

Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 and

management. New programming initiatives

Molly’s Hammer, in addition to creating the

have included The Rep’s Off-Ramp series

Ignite! New Play Festival. He recently staged a

(produced from 2005 through 2008), the

re-enactment of the founding of St. Louis in

Ignite! New Play Festival (begun in 2012) and

honor of its 250th anniversary. Previously, he

various educational programs. Favorite shows

spent nine seasons at Cleveland Play House

from 30 seasons at The Rep include Candide,

where he produced FusionFest, a performing

The Voice of the Prairie, Terra Nova, Six

arts festival, and the Next Stage Festival of

Degrees of Separation, Young Rube, The

New Plays and where he directed numerous

Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Arcadia, Sweeney

main stage productions. Elsewhere he has

Todd, An Ideal Husband, Into the Woods,

directed for Studio Arena Theatre in Buffalo,

Inherit the Wind, The Crucible, Take Me Out,

Syracuse Stage, Stages Repertory in Houston,

The Little Dog Laughed, Souvenir, Crime and

American Stage Company in St. Petersburg,

Punishment, Sunday in the Park with George,

Florida, Theatre Squared in Fayetteville,

Cabaret, One Man Two Guvnors, Follies and

Arkansas, the St. Lou Fringe Festival, and

the great Shaw plays: Saint Joan, Pygmalion

Shakespeare and Company, among many

and Man and Superman. In addition to work at

others. He recently directed the Arabic

The Rep, he teaches in Webster University’s

premiere of Our Town in Cairo. Previously, he

Arts Leadership Program. He has been active

served as literary manager and then as

in the leadership of the League of Resident

associate producer of Primary Stages in New

Theatres for many years, having served as vice

York, where he produced and/or directed

president, an executive committee member

countless productions, workshops and readings

and as a member of numerous national

of new plays by this country’s leading

negotiating committees. Before coming to

playwrights. He has also directed at many

St. Louis, he spent six years at the Philadelphia

other New York theatres, including the recent

Drama Guild and taught financial management

revival of Bill W. and Dr. Bob, which ran Off-

for nonprofit arts institutions at Drexel

Broadway for 10 months. He received the 2004

University. He is a Sondheim fanatic, and

and 2006 Northern Ohio Live Award for

travels the world in search of the perfect

Excellence in Theatre and in 2014 the Houston

Sweeney Todd, the best goat cheese tarts and

Theater Award for Best Direction. He considers

the best chocolate desserts.

himself a lucky man.


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Cast A Christmas Carol

Caught in the Act of

Greatness: Aus ten and Her Ar t by Dr. Amy Pawl Senior Lecturer in English Washington University in St. Louis

The last of the Jane Austen

overcoming such obstacles as zombies or life

bicentennials is currently upon us,

in suburban Cleveland (two different books).

as we mark the posthumous publication of

All this activity testifies to the lasting power

Persuasion in December of 1817. Over the

of Austen’s inventions. Austen’s original novels

course of those two centuries, the popularity

have clearly inspired generations of readers

of Jane Austen’s works has steadily increased;

with a profound desire for more, while also

over the past two decades, it has—to use

sustaining decades’ worth of productive

an appropriately seasonal metaphor—

scholarly study. How did she manage to

snowballed. In 1995, the film Sense and

accomplish this? Novelist Virginia Woolf,

Sensibility combined with the BBC mini-series

writing admiringly in 1924 of the “finish and

Pride and Prejudice to launch a modern boom

perfection” of Austen’s art, observes that “of

in all things Austen. Coincidentally, I taught my

all great authors, [Austen] is the most difficult

first Austen seminar shortly afterwards, and like

to catch in the act of greatness.” Difficult, yes

others at the time, I expected the level of

—but not impossible. The polish of the novels’

interest to diminish—but it didn’t. Instead,

surface may make it hard to gain the traction

multiple feature films followed, including

necessary for analysis, but many readers and

period adaptations of all of the major novels,

critics find “acts of greatness” wherever they

playful updates like Clueless, the Bollywood-

look, from her creation of character to her

inspired Bride and Prejudice, and the visually

original use of language and form to her

stunning Tamil-language Kandukondain. Just

incisive and often witty social critique.

last year, with the major novels all accounted

Austen’s works have been compared to

for, Austen’s unpublished epistolary novella

Shakespeare’s plays for their knowledge of

Lady Susan was rescued from comparative

human nature and to Mozart’s compositions

obscurity and appeared in theaters under the

for their balance, elegance and sparkle. Her

title Love and Friendship. Book lovers have

fully-realized characters are constructed with

also had an impressive number of options.

care and insight, as their ability to survive

Pride and Prejudice alone has inspired more

translation across time and medium attests.

than 200 printed sequels or literary

Moreover, while the similarity of period

adaptations: readers can peer over the hero’s

costumes in the films may tend to obscure this

shoulder to read Mr. Darcy’s Diary, admire the

fact, Austen’s protagonists are strikingly

couple’s children in Pemberley Shades, or

different from one another. Mansfield Park’s

contemplate the odds of the central pair

silent but observant Fanny Price could never

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be mistaken for the verbally confident

example, “knows” that Darcy has treated

Elizabeth Bennet, and neither of these two

Wickham badly. (He hasn’t.) Darcy “knows”

bears any resemblance to the imperious and

that his status and Elizabeth’s lack of wealth

inventive Emma Woodhouse. Austen’s

means that she will say “yes” the first time he

sympathetic imagination is not limited to one

proposes. (She doesn’t.) Both will have to

type of character; she sees and explores the

constantly revise their opinions in the light of

value of different ways of being in the world.

new information. Austen’s readers experience

Our access to Austen’s memorable

these reversals along with the characters,

characters comes by way of her complex

learning as they do the cost of prejudice and

narrator. While Austen’s narrator speaks of her

the worth of observation, reputation and

characters in the third person, she nevertheless

waiting for facts. As they attempt to

grants access to their intimate thoughts,

understand the motives and minds of others,

representing the dynamism of inner states.

Austen’s protagonists also must make their

This flickering yet fully controlled interplay of

way in a world structured to favor men. The

interior and exterior perspectives allows

novelist’s sharp gaze notes the injustices and

Austen’s famous irony and social critique to

inequities of her society, allowing readers to

emerge. Hypocrisy, self-serving fictions and

see that wealth and privilege are not

social posturing are mercilessly revealed

necessarily aligned with merit and virtue.

through both the protagonists’ own

Nevertheless, her heroines persist—and

observations and the narrator’s authoritative

generally succeed.

commentary. The way that she achieves this

Most of Austen’s characters who achieve

effect constitutes one of Austen’s central

happiness do so because they have learned

contributions to the development of the

something new about themselves and others,

modern novel as a form. Our expectations of

and books are often an integral part of this

the novels we read today have been largely

process of self-discovery: Fanny Price collects a

shaped by her discoveries, which centrally

small library in her attic room, while

influenced the direction of the nineteenth-

Persuasion’s Anne Elliot prescribes salutary

century novel. Her innovations have become

prose works to the grieving Captain Benwick.

our essential conventions.

Pride and Prejudice’s Mary Bennet, in contrast,

Austen’s work also speaks to our time (and

appears to surround herself with books to no

our anxieties) in important ways. Surprisingly

avail. It is clear, when we first meet her, that

often, her concerns are our concerns. She lived

Mary uses books in the wrong way. She mines

in a changing world, in which old certainties

them for stiff extracts, applying them in a rote,

were both questioned and defended.

ineffective manner. Her books have not taught

Agrarian England with its lingering feudal

her what Austen’s books have the capacity to

order was giving way to a modern, urban

teach us. And yet, at the end of Pride and

world; Enlightenment thought had begun to

Prejudice, we learn that Mary—with her sisters

challenge prescriptive assumptions about

out of the house—is poised for a change.

social hierarchies, the value of the individual,

What better time, then, to reencounter Mary

and the public and private roles of women.

than at the holidays, a season of openness and

Austen’s novels participated in the

hope. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

philosophical and moral debates of her day,

offers readers the pleasure of a return to a

including the central question of the status of

richly-remembered locale. Austen’s art

knowledge and truth in a time of uncertainty.

continues to inspire new art. Her stories are

Are any truths “universally acknowledged”?

gifts for any season, just waiting for us to

How can truth be verified? How can fact be


distinguished from false report? Elizabeth, for

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library resource list The Rep has partnered with St. Louis County Libraries to provide an online resource list for each production. Including books, CDs, films, e-books and more, this list is specially created by SLCL librarians to enhance the theatre experience. Play guides For adult patrons who would like more information about the work they see on stage, brief play guides for each Mainstage and Studio production are available online. Each guide contains a synopsis, character descriptions and a background article related to the play and The Rep‘s production. Post-Performance Discussions These dialogues allow audience members to join the company for additional insights into the play. Held after select evening and matinee performances, post-performance discussions often explore play content, characterization and technical values as well as actor motivation and training. QUICK START Listen in to Quick Start, The Rep’s new behind-the-scenes podcast. For each episode, we sit down with an actor from one of our Mainstage productions to explore the world of the play. We’ll talk characters, themes, issues raised by the play, historical background and other details you won’t hear anywhere else. You can find the latest Quick Start episode at repstl.org the week after opening night of each Mainstage production. Saint louis art museum tours One-hour, docent-led journies through the Saint Louis Art Museum‘s collection complement each of The Rep‘s Mainstage productions. These popular tours explore

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by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon Directed by Jenn Thompson

Scenic Designer

Wilson Chin

Costume Designer

David Toser

Lighting Designer

Philip S. Rosenberg

Sound Designer

Toby Jaguar Algya

Casting Director Pat McCorkle, McCorkle Casting Ltd. Katja Zarolinski, Associate, McCorkle Casting Ltd.

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Emilee Buchheit Lorraine LiCavoli

major sponsor

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The players (in order of appearance)

Miss Mary Bennet

Justine Salata

Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy Rhett Guter

Mrs. Elizabeth Darcy Harveen Sandhu

Mrs. Jane Bingley Kim Wong Mr. Charles Bingley Peterson Townsend Lord Arthur de Bourgh Miles G. Jackson Mrs. Lydia Wickham Austen Danielle Bohmer Miss Anne de Bourgh

Victoria Frings

Ensemble Max Bahneman Johnny Briseno Molly Burris

Time: December, 1815 Place: The drawing room and attached library of Pemberley, the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy.

The play will be performed with one intermission.

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley was originally produced by Northlight Theatre, Chicago, Illinois (BJ Jones, Artistic Director; Timothy Evans, Executive Director). Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Pianoforte provided by Northlight Theatre, Chicago.

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creative concepts For our set design, we wanted to take full advantage of the vast size and scale of The Rep stage to create a luxurious drawing room worthy of the Pemberley country estate. We chose the most beautiful mouldings, fabrics and architectural details to really accentuate the grandeur of the time and place. And we were very selective with controlled colors, so that the space feels sublime and stately. In conjuction with the sumptous period costumes and candlelit lighting, our hope is to create the fantasy of Jane Austen come to life. Wilson Chin Scenic Designer

Set model by Scenic Designer Wilson Chin

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Emerson is proud to support The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis


Johnny Briseno (Ensemble) is stoked to be

Max Bahneman

making his professional

(Ensemble) is thrilled to be

debut at The Rep. He has

making his Rep debut.

been seen onstage around

Originally from Milwaukee,

town in Lee’s Summit and

Wisconsin, Max is a current Musical Theatre major at Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts, where he recently appeared as Hunter in [title of show] and Botard in Rhinoceros. Other favorite credits include Next to Normal (Henry), Ragtime (Younger Brother) and Parade (Britt Craig/Young Soldier).

Austen Danielle Bohmer* (Mrs. Lydia Wickham) is thrilled to be back at The Rep and back in St. Louis, her home away from home! After graduating with a BFA in Acting from Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts this past May, Austen moved to New York City, where she just finished playing Louise in Gypsy at the John W. Engeman Theater. Austen’s St. Louis credits include Christine in One Man, Two Guvnors (The Rep), Echo in Eleemosynary (Mustard Seed Theatre),

Kansas City as well as on screen in commercials with Poptarts and the Missouri Lottery. He is currently a second-year Acting major at Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts. He would like to thank his family for their continual support and God for the many opportunities he has received.

Molly Burris (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Rep debut! She is currently pursuing a BFA from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. Molly recently made her professional theatre debut in Richard III with Last Act Theatre Company in Austin, Texas. She would like to thank her friends and family for all of their generous love and support. She would also like to thank Steve Woolf, Edward Coffield and Jenn Thompson for this incredible opportunity.

Ariel in The Little Mermaid (Variety Children’s

Victoria Frings*

Theatre) and many Conservatory productions.

(Miss Anne de Bourgh) is

Other regional credits include Goodspeed

making her Rep debut

Opera House, The New Theatre in Kansas City

with Miss Bennet:

and Grandstreet Theatre. Austen also studied

Christmas at Pemberley.

at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in

She appeared on

London. www.austendaniellebohmer.com

Broadway in An Enemy of the People, directed by Doug Hughes, and Off-Broadway in Tales from Red Vienna at Manhattan Theatre Club and Martin Luther on Trial at the Pearl. Her regional credits include Celimene in School for Lies at the Shakespeare Theatre Company (Emery Battis Award recipient), Marianne in Constellations at The Old Globe and Richard in Richard III at

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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biographies Allentown Shakespeare in the Park. Other

Stage) and 4000 Miles (Capital Repertory

credits include Baltimore Center Stage,

Theatre). Recent film work includes In Reality

People’s Light and Theatre, Wilma Theater,

(Super Deluxe) and Before/During/After (ICF/

Arden Theatre Company and the Kennedy

MDP). Up next he will appear in a recurring role

Center. She is the founder of To-By-For

on The Last O.G. (TBS), opposite Tracy

Productions, a New York City-based company

Morgan. Thank you to Jenn for inviting me to

dedicated to telling stories through the female

play again, the amazing folks at The Rep

lens, and has produced and performed in After

and this incredible cast and crew. McCorkle

Ever After (a web series), Mechanics of Love,

Casting, friends, family and team—you’ve

Stitches and Marie Marie Marlene. She has an

made my holidays very happy.

environmental science degree from the


University of Pennsylvania.

Justine Salata* (Miss

Rhett Guter*

Mary Bennet) is thrilled to

(Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy)

be making her debut at

most recently was seen

The Rep! New York credits

singing Gershwin’s Of

include She Stoops to

Thee I Sing at Carnegie

Conquer and Lovers (TACT), As You Like It

Hall! Other credits include Curly in Oklahoma! and

(NYSF), Ghosts (Extant Arts Company) and

Conrad Birdie in Bye Bye Birdie at the

Richard III (New York Classical Theatre).

Goodspeed Opera House; Bert in Mary

Regional credits include Tribes (Barrington

Poppins at the Olney Theater; Tulsa in Gypsy

Stage Company), 4000 Miles (Actors Theatre of

and Kevin in Follies at Chicago Shakespeare

Louisville), Peter and the Starcatcher (Pioneer

Theater; The Boy in Peter and the Starcatcher

Theatre Company, Victoria Theatre

at the Utah Shakespeare Theatre; Action in the

Association) and Papermaker (Portland Stage

international tour of West Side Story; Al in

Company, world premiere). Film and television

A Chorus Line and Munkustrap in Cats at the

work includes The Disappearance of Eleanor

Paramount Theatre; Harry Beaton in Brigadoon

Rigby and Paper Dreams. Television credits

at the Goodman Theatre; and Riff in West Side

include Alpha House, Inside Amy Schumer,

Story, Older Billy in Billy Elliot, Slank in Peter

Orange is the New Black, Royal Pains and Curb

and the Starcatcher and Rocco in Hazel at

Your Enthusiasm. Justine is a graduate of

Drury Lane Oakbrook. Rhett is an alumnus of

Indiana University Bloomington’s Theatre and

Southern Utah University. rhettguter.com

Drama department and a TACT company

Miles G. Jackson*


(Lord Arthur de Bourgh) is

Harveen Sandhu*

thrilled to be making his

(Mrs. Elizabeth Darcy) is

debut at The Rep in this

thrilled to be making her

magical production.

American debut at The

Recent stage credits

Rep. Hailing from Canada,

include Tribes (Barrington

Harveen was last seen for

Stage Company, also directed by Jenn

three seasons at The Shaw

Thompson), My Name is Asher Lev (George

Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario in such

Street Playhouse), Good Men Wanted (Arena

roles such as Eliza Doolittle in a modern

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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production of Pygmalion, Chloë Coverly in

The Guthrie, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s

Arcadia and Sylvia Craven in The Philanderer.

Dream at the Folger Theater, Helena in All’s

Other theatre credits include The Crucible with

Well That Ends Well at Triad Stage, Ursula in

Soulpepper and both the French and English

Much Ado About Nothing at Barrington Stage,

productions of The Sound of Cracking Bones

and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet for both the

with Pleiades Theatre. Harveen is a graduate of

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival tour and the

Ryerson University in Toronto and a Canadian

American Globe tour. She has appeared

Film Centre (CFC) alumni.

Off-Broadway in Promising at Theater Row,

Peterson Townsend* (Mr. Charles Bingley) is excited to return to The Rep after appearing in the Mainstage production of Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing. His regional credits include the Shark in Swimming in the Shallows at the Kitchen Theatre; George in A Raisin in the Sun, Prince Sebastian in Cinderella, Crowther in The History Boys and George Gibbs in Our Town at the Arden Theatre; and Sebastian in Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s Twelfth Night. His New York credits include performances in Hospital at Axis Theatre, Reggie Banks in Big Doolie at the New York Fringe and numerous productions at the Metropolitan Opera including Roméo et Juliette, Nixon in China, Carmen and Anna Bolena. Other credits include performances at the Vineyard Playhouse, Triad Stage, Waterside Theatre and the Americulture Arts Festival. His television credits include work on Elementary, Madam Secretary, Law & Order, Law & Order: CI, Gossip Girl and Sally Hemmings: An American Scandal.

Red Flamboyant with Firebone Theater and understudying The Philanderer at the Pearl. Her television and film credits include The Deuce (HBO), Wizard of Lies (HBO), Blue Bloods (CBS), Deception (NBC), Text Amy and Working Title. From 2011-2014, Kim was the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Accidental Shakespeare Company in New York City, where she created and ran the Hit & Run Shakespeare series. She holds a BFA from New York University.

direction & Design Jenn Thompson (Director) returns to The Rep after directing the Mainstage production of Angel Street (2014). Most recently, she directed the celebrated productions of The Secret Garden at Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Oklahoma! for Goodspeed Opera House. New York credits include the world-premiere, Off-Broadway play The Gravedigger’s Lullaby for TACT as well as the Mint Theatre Company’s Women Without Men, which garnered 2016 Lortel and Off-Broadway

Kim Wong*

Alliance Award nominations for Outstanding

(Mrs. Jane Bingley) is

Revival as well as five Drama Desk Award

thrilled to return to The

nominations, including Outstanding Director

Rep after appearing as

and Revival. Jenn served as Co-Artistic Director

Ophelia in their most

of Off-Broadway’s TACT from 2011 to 2015,

recent Mainstage

directing the critically acclaimed productions of

production, Hamlet. Other

Abundance (2015 Off-Broadway Alliance

favorite credits include Cordelia in King Lear at

Award for Best Revival), Natural Affection, Lost

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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biographies in Yonkers (2012 Drama Desk Nomination), The

Company Theatre. His opera designs include

Memorandum, The Late Christopher Bean,

Lucia di Lammermoor (Lyric Opera of Chicago),

Bedroom Farce and The Eccentricities of a

Eine Florentinische Tragodie and Gianni

Nightingale. Other New York theatre includes

Schicchi (Canadian Opera Company, Dora

the NYC premiere of Pratfalls (The Abingdon),

Award winner), I Am Harvey Milk (Avery Fisher

the world-premiere musical Seeing Stars

Hall) and The Ghosts of Versailles (Wolf Trap

(NYMF), Badge (Rattlestick), The Brilliance of

Opera). Regionally, he has designed at the

Bernstein (AMP) and Big Doolie (FringeNYC).

Alliance Theatre, American Conservatory

Regional credits include Bye Bye Birdie

Theater, Asolo Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse in the

(Goodspeed, five Connecticut Critics Circle

Park, Geffen Playhouse, Goodspeed Opera,

Award nominations including Outstanding

Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Kansas City

Director and Musical); Tribes and Lost in

Rep, Long Wharf Theatre, The Old Globe,

Yonkers (Barrington Stage Company); Peter

Shakespeare Theatre, Signature Theatre,

and the Starcatcher and The Philadelphia Story

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Williamstown

(Pioneer Theatre Company); Vanya and Sonia

Theatre Festival and Yale Repertory Theatre.

and Masha and Spike (DCPA); Grounded (City

Mr. Chin is a graduate of UC Berkeley and the

Theatre Pittsburgh); Abundance (Hartford

Yale School of Drama. www.wilsonchin.com

Stage, four Connecticut Critics Circle

David Toser (Costume Designer) is

nominations including Outstanding Director and Play); The Syringa Tree (Portland Stage Company); All in the Timing, Noises Off, Barefoot in the Park and Boeing-Boeing (Dorset Theatre Festival, where she is a Resident Director); as well as 19 seasons with Connecticut’s award-winning River Rep at the Ivoryton Playhouse, where she directed Damn Yankees, The Heiress and Dinner with Friends, among others. A 2012 finalist for the SDC’s Joe A. Callaway Award for Excellence in Directing, Jenn is married to actor Stephen Kunken and mom to Naomi. jennthompsondirector.com

pleased to return to The Rep after designing Angel Street on the Mainstage. His work has been seen on, off and off-off Broadway, at many regional theatres and on television. For over a decade he has been costume designer/ coordinator for the PBS worldwide broadcasts of A Capitol Fourth and the National Memorial Day celebrations. He has also served in the same capacity for the past 30 Tony Awards. Among his many credits are 55 musicals at the Goodspeed Opera House, over 300 industrial projects and regular designing at the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York City. In 2013 he

Wilson Chin (Scenic

was honored with the Theatre Development

Designer) is excited to

Fund’s Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement

return to The Rep after

Award. David is a graduate of Brown and Yale

designing the Mainstage

and a member of USA 829.

production of Angel

Philip S. Rosenberg (Lighting Designer)

Street. In New York, he designed the Broadway production of Next Fall and Off-Broadway productions at Atlantic Theater Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Public Theater, Primary Stages, Roundabout Theatre Company, Second Stage and The Actors

designed the Broadway productions of The Elephant Man, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and It’s Only a Play. Off-Broadway credits include The Ruins of Civilization, The Explorer’s Club and Cactus Flower. Regional credits include productions with the Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre,

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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Guthrie Theater, The Old Globe,

Amadeus, She Loves Me, Blood Brothers and

TheatreWorks, Hartford Stage, Huntington

A Few Good Men. Off-Broadway, McCorkle

Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare

Casting has cast over 60 original productions.

Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Dallas

Most recent credits include Clever Little Lies,

Theatre Center, Denver Center Theatre, The

Dr. Ruth, Stalking the Bogeyman, Freud’s Last

Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, McCarter Theatre,

Session, Tribes, Our Town, Almost Maine and

Manhattan School of Music, Portland Stage

Driving Miss Daisy. Well over 50 theatres

Company, TACT, Barrington Stage Company,

across the country have been or are currently

Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dorset Theatre

being cast by Patricia (and company) including

Festival, Bay Street Theatre, Goodspeed

Guthrie Theater (16 Seasons), George Street

Opera, Two River Theatre Company, George

Theatre (14 Seasons), Baltimore Center Stage,

Street Playhouse and Westport Country

Connecticut Rep, Pittsburgh Public and


Barrington Stage. Over 60 feature films include

Toby Jaguar Algya (Sound Designer)

Senior Moment, Year by the Sea, Child of

has designed New York productions of Knives in Hens, Baghdaddy, The Lucky One, Gravedigger’s Lullaby, In the Room, Widower’s Houses, Dark Vanilla Jungle/Tonight With Donny Stixx, H2O, Hard Love, Abundance, Natural Affection, Lost In Yonkers, Awake and Sing!, Philip Goes Forth, Tender Napalm, Whida Peru, Mosaic, Rosmersholm, Ringmaster, Human Variations, Pratfalls, Where’s My Money, The Invested, Hamlet and Fantasy Football: The Musical? Regional credits include Hartford Stage, Barrington Stage

Grace, Premium Rush, Ghost Town, Secret Window, Tony and Tina’s Wedding, The Thomas Crown Affair, The 13th Warrior, Madeline, Die Hard III and School Ties. Recent television and digital media projects McCorkle Casting have accumulated include the Planned Parenthood web series Talkin’ About, Twisted (ABC Family), Humans for Sesame Street, Californication (Emmy nomination), Max Bickford (CBS), Hack (CBS), Strangers with Candy, Barbershop and Chappelle’s Show, to name a few.

Company, Northern Stage, Shakespeare

Emilee Buchheit*

Theatre of New Jersey, Lyric Theatre of

(Stage Manager) is

Oklahoma, Trinity Shakespeare Festival, City

delighted to be returning

Theatre–Pittsburgh, Portland Stage, People’s

to The Rep this year for

Light and Theatre, WHAT, Asolo Rep, Florida

her eighth season. Last

Studio Theatre, South Coast Rep and La Jolla

year, Emilee stage

Playhouse. He holds an MFA from UC San

managed Follies,


A Christmas Carol and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Pat McCorkle, McCorkle Casting, Ltd. (Casting Director), is proud to be part of

Other stage management credits include

this season at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Broadway stage credits include 55 productions such as Amazing Grace, On the Town, End of the Rainbow, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Glass Menagerie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Variety Children's Theatre, The New Jewish Theatre, The Foolish Theatre Company (New York) and Little Theatre on the Square. Emilee is a proud graduate of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University with a degree in stage management.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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biographies Lorraine LiCavoli*

work is published by Dramatists Play Service

(Assistant Stage Manager)

(Silent Sky, Bauer), Playscripts (I and You; Exit,

is thrilled to return to The

Pursued by a Bear; and Toil and Trouble), and

Rep for her third season as

Samuel French (Emilie). She is a Playwright-in-

assistant stage manager

Residence at The Playwrights Foundation and a

for the Mainstage. She has

proud Dramatists Guild member. She is from

a BFA in Stage

Atlanta, Georgia and lives in San Francisco.

Management from the Conservatory of Theatre

LaurenGunderson.com and @LalaTellsAStory.

Arts at Webster University and recently

Margot Melcon (Playwright) is a theatre

received her MFA in Arts Management and Leadership from Webster University. Lorraine has spent the last 12 summers as an assistant stage manager at The Muny, working on such productions as The Little Mermaid; All Shook Up; A Chorus Line; Aida; The Wizard of Oz; Meet Me in St. Louis; Mary Poppins; and Hello, Dolly! to name a few. Additionally she stage-manages around St. Louis for companies such as The New Jewish Theatre. She is also proud to be a mentor to the stage managers in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.

artist, administrator and writer. She was the Director of New Play Development at Marin Theatre Company for seven years, where she dramaturged over 30 productions—including six world premieres—and administered the company’s two annual new play prizes and commissioning program. She has developed plays with TheatreWorks, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Crowded Fire Theater, Shotgun Players, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, the Kennedy Center, the New Harmony Project and the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. She is currently the Program Executive for

Lauren Gunderson (Playwright) is the

Promoting Culture at the Zellerbach Family

most produced living playwright in America,

Foundation. Margot is a graduate of California

the winner of the Lanford Wilson Award and

State University, Chico.

the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and John Gassner Award for Playwriting, and a recipient of the Mellon Foundation’s three-year residency with Marin Theatre Company. She

Additional Production credits Production Assistant Vanessa Tabourne

studied Southern Literature and Drama at

Assistant Lighting Designer

Emory University, and Dramatic Writing at

Jessica Stevens

NYU’s Tisch School where she was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship. Her work has been commissioned, produced and developed at companies across the US including the Denver Center (The Book of Will), South Coast Rep (Emilie, Silent Sky), The Kennedy Center (The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful and Her Dog!), the O’Neill Theatre Center, Berkeley Rep, Shotgun Players, TheatreWorks, Crowded Fire, San Francisco Playhouse, Marin Theatre, Synchronicity, Olney

Dialect Coach Joanna Battles Cutter/Draper Jan Evans First Hand Carrisa Sexton Stitchers Bruk Longbottom, Russ Kohn, Rachel Wahl, Sabrina Doris

Theatre, Geva Theatre Center and more. Her *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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Since 2008, The Rep’s Leading Ladies have sponsored nine Mainstage productions and raised over half a million dollars. In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of our campaign, the Leading Ladies will raise $90,000 to sponsor The Marvelous Wonderettes, written and created by Roger Bean, directed and choreographed by Melissa Rain Anderson. The Leading Ladies are honored to continue our legacy of playing a major role in benefiting The Rep each season, and invite you to join us. Dame angela lansbury

Jerome F. & Judith Weiss Levy

Sharon Dougherty

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Margaret Augustin Sandy Snyder KathArine Hepburn f $7,500 f Anonymous

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Lynn Yaeger

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Chita Rivera

Bette Bude

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Cherry Jones

Christine Chadwick

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Irene Clasen

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Judy Henke

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Helen Shopmaker

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Supporting Cast

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encore circle Members of the Encore Circle have decided to share their passion for theatre with others by designating The Rep as a beneficiary of their estate plan. Through wills, life insurance and living trusts or by establishing a life income gift, such as a Charitable Gift Annuity, Encore Circle members have assumed a starring role to assure that The Rep continues to be an exciting artistic force in the region for many years. Anonymous (4) Milford* & Lee Bohm Nancy Forsyth Brossard* Mr.* & Mrs. L.L. Browning Jr Mrs. Iva Jean Conerly* Joseph Corrigan Dr. Margaret Crumpacker* Selma S. Dennis* Larry Essmann Mr. & Mrs. David Gast Brad L. Graham* Susan Gregg* Dr. Paul O. Hagemann* Sally Parriott Hailand* Tim Hampton

Glenda Hares Marian W. & Maurice L. Hirsch, Jr. Ms. Dea Hoover William Eager Howard III* Charles & Catalina E. Jamieson* Mary Louise Kilmer* Jack & Ellen Lippard* Stanley & Lucy Lopata* Angela Davis Malles* Elizabeth & Carroll* McMahon Maurine Milligan* Dorothy R. Moog*

Doris A. Murdoch* Goldie Palkes* Ken & Garie Perry Robert & Marilyn Raphael Mr. & Mrs. Donald Sher Gerald & Marjorie Smith Mary Strauss Yolanda Taylor* Judi Tomlinson Margaret Tumiati* Robert C. & Bernice Williams Steven Woolf Dr. Richard D. Yoder* Judy & Lon Zimmerman * In memoriam miss bennet: christmas at pemberley | 33

The Rep’s resident professional touring ensemble for young audiences brings the magic of live theatre to


K-6 Students each season. Plays performed are curriculum connected, literature based folk tales, myths, biographies and well-loved children’s classics. I cannot begin to tell you how much my son enjoyed the show, Hansel & Gretel: The Next Generation. He is 7 and has never been to a play. I was worried he wouldn’t sit still, but he was honestly sad and in tears when it was over. ­ —St. Louis Area Parent Learn more about ITC, including booking a production for your school and how to support this important education program at repstl.org/engage-learn/imaginary-theatre-company.

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corporate and foundation partners The following companies and foundations have helped to bring our fine theatre programming to St. Louis, or have invested in our vital educational and community programming which serves to make a positive difference in the lives of young people. For information about how your business or organization can support The Rep, contact the Development Office at (314) 687-4028. executive producers The Berges Family Foundation

Nestle Waters Scottrade The Trio Foundation of St. Louis


DeWitt and Caroline Van Evera Foundation

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Edward Jones



DCA Family Foundation

Mary Ranken Jordan and Ettie A. Jordan

Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation

Charitable Foundation William T. Kemper Foundation –

Employees Community Fund of Boeing St. Louis

Commerce Bank, Trustee Monsanto Fund


Shakespeare in American Communities:

Ameren Corporation Charitable Trust

National Endowment for the Arts in

Daniel & Henry

partnership with Arts Midwest

Joy Waltke Fisher Fund of the St. Louis

The Shubert Foundation

Community Foundation

Theatre Communications Group

Moet Hennessy USA

U.S. Bank

Stanley and Lucy Lopata Charitable Foundation

U.S. Bank Foundation Wells Fargo Advisors

additional support


Women’s Closet Exchange

Leslie Scheuler, LS Associates

Dana Brown Charitable Trust Louis D. Beaumont Fund No. 1 of the St. Louis Community Foundation choreographeRS ELCO Cadillac Enterprise Holdings Foundation Ernst & Young Clifford Willard Gaylord Foundation Macy’s Missouri Wine & Grape Board

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honor roll the rep wishes to extend our most sincere gratitude to the newest members of our donor community

Nancy Berg Anne DesRosiers*

Ms. Dorothy Martin Steve & Mary Schoolman

Suzy Stone Fern & John* Thorn

Anne Auclair

Scott Gillilan

Dolores Lopanec

John & Sara Simpson

Michael Awalt

Brandon Gray

Charlotte Martin

Mark Smith

Roy Bergstrom

Mark Greenberg

Edward Mehler

Carol Underriner

Brian Boyer

Sallie Hancox

Charlotte Moore

Anne Wise

Mary Emke

Donald Kallstrom

Gerald Partlow

* In memoriam

Elizabeth Engelsmann

Cathy Koch Patti

Elizabeth Pribor

Robert Fischer

Richard Laitman

Dana Sandweiss

(Gifts received 6/1/2017–

Richard Gaynor

Kay Leathers

Ingrid Schaeffer


Angela Gildehaus

William Lehares

Paul Scott


talk theatre Join us for Talk Theatre, featuring in-depth discussions about each of our Mainstage productions. All programs run from 7:30 – 9:00 pm at the Sally S. Levy Opera Center. Visit us online or contact The Rep Box Office for tickets.

JANUARY 8 The Cosmetic Style of the 1950s and ‘60s

FEBRUARY 12 Directing The Humans

Marcy Ann Wiegert

Augustin Family Artistic Director in conversation with

Costume Hairstylist

Steve Woolf Marsha Coplon

Education Director The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

MARCH 19 D.C. on Stage—Garson Kanin and the Art of Political Comedy Gad Guterman Associate Professor Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts

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The Spotlight Society is an organization of donors who provide outstanding annual support to The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. In appreciation, donors enjoy a host of special benefits, including circle drive parking, an invitation to the Spotlight Society Cabaret Dinner and much more. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis gratefully acknowledges members of the Spotlight Society for their commitment to sustaining and promoting the highest quality professional theatre at The Rep. SPOTLIGHT ANGEL Anonymous Susan & Bob Barley X Ted & Robbie Beaty t James G. & Catherine Berges P David A. Blanton t Lee Bohm t C. R. Davis X Nick & Sherry Fafoglia z Dotti & John Fischer X Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Fromm X Juanita H. Hinshaw t Ven & Cynthia Houts t Mrs. Sally Johnston t Dr. Stuart Kornfeld X Mark & Patty Mantovani z Gwen & Paul Middeke X Donna Moog & Leonard Landsbaum t Sima & Michael Oberlander Q Jane & Bruce Robert z Cathy & Tom Sakiyama Q Mr. and Mrs. Salvadore Scarpinato, Cochran Memorial Trust Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation X Terry & Sally Schnuck Q Ann Cady Scott P Donald J. & Shirley B. Sher t Rob & Alice Sherwood Q Holly & Burr Smith z William & Sandra Snyder X Dan & Betty Viehmann t Robin & Tim C. Wentworth z Doug & Lynn Yaeger Q

SPOTLIGHT IMPRESARIO Sam C. Bertolet & Helen D. Ziercher X

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Mr. & Mrs. David P. Gast t Nancy & Kenneth Kranzberg Q Cindy Maritz X Pat & Ken Schutte X

SPOTLIGHT BENEFACTOR Barbara & Ernest Adelman X Mark D. Bernstein Q Barbara & Dolph Bridgewater X Mr. & Mrs. H. Pharr Brightman X Patty & Kent Chapin Q Vicki & Brian Clevinger Q Bill Conerly Ms. Anne B. DesRosiers Steve & Linda Finerty X Marti & Bob Fowler Q Bonnie Gibbs z Ed & Julie Glotzbach z Alan & Martha Lemley Q Kent A. Lewis z Ann Maritz Q Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Messey X Susan & Bruce Miller Michael & Noemi Neidorff z Mr. & Mrs. Andrew O'Brien z Mr. Roy Pfautch Q Janice & Steve Seele z Amy & Ben Smith z Jim & Stacey Weddle Q Bill & Linda Welborn Rita & David Wells Q

SPOTLIGHT SUSTAINER Anonymous Costas & Assimo Azariadis John & Crystal Beuerlein Q Judy & Larry Bradford z John McHugh & Becky Brown Elaine Coe X

Edward M. Coffield z Dr. Kevin & Lisa Coleman z Elizabeth Concannon Jim Donnelly & Tracey Temanson Q Mr. Richard Engelsmann z Larry Essmann z Mr. & Mrs. Greg Evans Q Thomas L. Fisher Q Judith Gall X Anne Carol Goldberg & Ronald Levin Q Daniel Goodenberger z Laura & Ted Greenberg z Margaret & Michael Heinz z Marian & Maurice Hirsch X James & Natalie Hoffmann Mr. James F. Hoffmeister z Dr. & Mrs. John W. Hubert Q Kathy & Bos Irvine X Joanne & Joel Iskiwitch X Dennis Johnson z Robert E. & Carol G. Jones t Mr. & Mrs. Ted Koplar Q Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Langsam X Dr. Ronald & Toni Leidenfrost Q Sally & Ned Lemkemeier X Mr. & Mrs. Chris & Kris Lewis z Ms. Luisa M. Loredo Ann Lux Q Jean-Paul & Isabelle Montupet X Mr. & Mrs. Kevin McMullen Q Mrs. Michael G. Murphy X Pat & Bill Peck Q Mike & Donna Roth John H. Russell z Stephanie Schnuck Q Judy Scott Joan & Paul Shaver Q

honor roll Glenn Sheffield t Bill & Jarona Stevens X Mary Strauss Q Kimberly Walker Q Dr. & Mrs. Kurt A. Weisenfels Q Steve Woolf z Ellen & Bill Yeckley z

SPOTLIGHT PATRON Anonymous Trish & Michael Abbene Q Mary Jo Abrahamson Mrs. C. Donald Ainsworth Wendi Alper-Pressman & Norman Pressman Q David & Melanie Alpers Mr. & Mrs. A. Randall Alt Q Campbell-Avery Fund of the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation z Mary Atkin X Ann P. Augustin P Carl* & Patti Bauer P.E. Belloli & Dave Shimek z Nancy Berg Van & Marion Black Q Michael & Arlue Briggs X Mrs. Peter Bunce X Phoebe & Spencer Burke z Dr. Donald Burr & Mrs. Karen Burr Nancy Hamilton & Jim Butler Mr. & Mrs. David Chadwick Eileen Clarke & William Dodd z Patti & J.B. Cohn z Mrs. Leonard A. Cohn Q Bob & Becky Courtney Myra & Gene Crandall Q Mr. & Mrs. Richard Dear z Lorraine & Dale Dendtler Dr. Debbie A. Depew z Mr. Michael Dern X Ms. Pamela Dern X James & Ann Dillon z Dr. & Mrs. Jack Eisenbeis z James & Lionelle Elsesser z Rosemary & Robert Emnett John Ezell z Ken & Joan Fiala z David & Adrienne Fly

Gretta Forrester, Gretta Forrester Family Fund of the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation Q Sam & Marilyn Fox z Deborah Silverberg-Gaal & Christopher Gaal Judith Garfinkel z Bettie Gershman Q John & Keve Gialouris Dora & John Gianoulakis Mr. & Mrs. Marvin B. Goldman z E.L. Green X Mark & Stephanie Hampton Tim & Elizabeth Hampton Q Glenda Hares Nancy Hawes Q Mrs. Patricia G. Hecker, Hecker Family Charitable Foundation of the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation Q Laurie Hiler z Wayne & Linda Hill Q Lee & Gina Hoagland Dr. & Mrs. Patrick A. Hogan Q Pat & Sam Hopmeier z Thomas Incrocci z Craig Ingraham Mike Isaacson & Joe Ortmeyer Mr. Zulfikar & Dr. Theresa Jeevanjee z Terri Goslin-Jones & Bob Jones Jeanne & Aron Katzman Q Burt W. Kaufman z Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Kessler z Jill & Carl Kickham z Joanne & Alan Kohn z Nancy Koller z Jerome & Judith Weiss Levy X Dr. & Mrs. Frederick C. Lewis, Jr. Lizbeth Maher Connie Coomer & Carol Martin z Dr. Kim & Mr. Mark McCallum C. Arden Mennell z Karen Miller Q Bonnie Morse Q Kim & Rick Nast Philip & Dorothy Parker z Garie & Ken Perry Q Mr. & Mrs. Raymond W. Peters The Donald L. Barnes Foundation

Ruth Powell z Judy & Paul Putzel z Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Reese Freda & Harry Rich X Mr. & Mrs. William Richter Q Colleen Ritchie Helen Sandifer z Dr. Paul & Lucinda Santiago Paul & Cindy Schnabel Judi Scissors & Sam Broh Mr. & Mrs. Julian Seeherman Q Lisa & Allan Silverberg Q Dr. Raymond Slavin z Dr. John Sopuch z Fran & Blair Spring z Linda Stark X Debbie Stewart Mr. & Mrs. John Straw Q Dr. Elizabeth & Dr. Paul Stroble z Mary Susman & Thomas Herm z Deane & Fancine Thompson Joan Tiemann Phyllis Tirmenstein Judi Tomlinson X Pam & Greg Trapp z ATA Truesdale LP Q Lynn & Ed Wakefield X Abigail S. Weisbrod Drs. B Craig Weldon & Terri Monk Mike & Barbara Willock z David Carl Wilson & Carrie Houk Warren & Bonnie Wimmer Q Lynn & Darrell Yearwood Q Susan & Stuart Zimmerman z * In memoriam (Listings 6/1/16 – 5/31/17)

Levels of Giving $10,000 + Angel $7,500–9,999 Impresario $5,000–7,499 Benefactor $2,500–4,999 Sustainer $1,500–2,499 Patron Every effort has been made to include accurate, up-to-date information in these listings. To report an error or omission call (314) 687-4031.

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thank you rep backers Throughout its 50-year history, The Rep has gained a reputation for producing shows of exceptional quality. Creating productions uniquely designed for St. Louis audiences, making The Rep accessible to all, and providing free or low-cost educational programs to young people cannot happen through ticket sales alone. In fact, ticket sales cover only 60% of the costs of producing our work. Every year we look to people like you—individuals who value the amazing, unexpected art of theatre—to lend a hand and bring our mission to life. Rep Backers play an integral role in making the show go on! PLAYWRIGHT BACKER Catherine S. Bollinger Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Cook Ann & Doc Cornwell Dr. & Mrs. Clay Dunagan Intoximeters, Inc. z Laura & David Goldmeier/ The Hulbert Charitable Trust Gary & Phyllis Heifetz Brad & Phyllis Hershey Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Hill z Lotsie & Rick Holton Paula Keinath Paul & Kathy Lacko z Larry & Dot LeGrand Laura & David Margolis Jean & Stan Margul Joseph & Sammy Ruwitch Steve & Marlene Schumm z Thomas Sehr & Margaret A. Wayne z Kim & Steve Shirar Susanne Christopher Shutz Curt & Pat Vogel Mrs. Beverly Wagner Hoyt W. & Doris H. Wallace z Richard & Mary Weinstock

proDUCER BACKER Anonymous (2) Bill Aitken Donald & Marilyn Blum z Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Burgess Kelley & Tim Ciampoli z Mike & Gloria Clement Ms. Doris Drewry & Mr. Baker Cunningham

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Betsy Gallop Dennis & Joel Dennis, Gallop Family Foundation Mary Dmuchovsky Dr. George Drysdale & Dr. Patricia O'Neal Mr. & Mrs. William Eckert Len & Heather Essig Jane & Chuck Ettelson Jane B. Evans John E. & Phyllis Evans Gordon Finley Terry & Marjorie Franc, Franc Family Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation Kirk & Alice Fritsch Sharon & Jeff Gambaro Jerome & Catherine Gidlow z Fred & Gloria Goetsch z Mark & Peggy Holly Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Hyers Marion Kubasch Dot & Steve Larsen Dr. Edward & Joelyn Knopf Levy Bob & Susan Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Donald Magruder James M. & Judith Hood McKelvey Dr. & Mrs. James A. Morrell John Muller z Michael Abrams & Rita Numerof Paul M. Packman, MD* Mike & Barb Quinn Dr. & Mrs. Lester T. Reese John & Lauren Rice Joyce & Joe Ruebel John & Mydie Sant Alice & Peter Sargent

Vicki Sauter & Joseph Martinich z Dr. & Mrs. E. Robert Schultz Thomas & Marilyn Schultz Barbara & Joel Schwartz Judith Smart Donna & Howard Smith Mr. Parks Smith & Ms. Barbara Weber John & Nancy Solodar Dave & Anne Stockman Juanita & Dean Thomas Dr. Leslie & Dawn Tucker Paul & Linda Vandivort z Jill & Dave Wenzel Richard & Kathie Winter

DIRECTOR BACKER Anonymous (8) Susan Adams Patricia & Benjamin Allen Elma I. Armistead Liz, Rick & Ann Aurbach Beverly & Philip Barron Kyle Baxter & Alan Ratchford Daniel & Ginny Beck Barbara & David Bentrup Kathy Berg Pierre & Barbara Berger Joan Krueger & Brian Betker June R. Bierman Kevin Blansit Ruth Blundell Deborah Bobinette Drs. Nanci & James Bobrow Arch Brokerage, Inc. – Diane & Joe Bottani Cindy & Tom Bottini

honor roll Bob & Kay Boyd Lary & Lynn Bozzay Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Brasser Mr. & Mrs. John A. Brennan z Dennis & Ellen Brommelhorst Jacqueline Browde Mr. & Mrs. George Brown Shirleen & Jerry Brown Mary Elizabeth Brucker Barbara Bryant/ The Watermark Foundation Jill Cacciabando Christina Carr Mr. John Carr & Ms. Kay Kaiser Dr. William F. Carver Robin & David Chervitz C. James Christy Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Cobaugh Evelyn & Louis Cohen Susan & Richard Constance James & Patricia Cook Bernie L. Corn & Michael Danzer David Costigan Larry & Sandy Craft Kathianne & David Crane Ms. Dorothy Cunningham John Davidson Robert & Jan Dawson Tom & Shirley DeGeare Anne Dehner z Max & Suzanne DeVolder Dorothy Diehl Doug & Betsy Domoto Carolyn & Herb Donow Bill & Jane Doub Kay Drey Mr. Robert H. Duesenberg Ms. Barbara Eagleton Mark Eddy Dr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Egan z Dorsey & Sondra Ellis Dottie & Matt Englis Neil & Carole Ettinger Vi Farmer Keith & Ann Fischer Carol & David Fleisher Bruce & Audrey Fleissig Louise H. Flick & William R. True Joanne & Bill Fogarty Q Robert & Lisa Forsyth Carl & Sari Frieden Miriam Wilhelm & Eric Friedman Keith H. Fulling & Deborah J. Gersell

Mrs. Pat Gallagher Scott Geater Gail & Louis W. Glaser Marianne & Peter A. Gleich Paul & Susan K. Goldberg Judy & Al Goldman z Terry & Judy Gooding Patricia D. & Gary L. Gray Jan & Ronald Greenberg, Greenberg Family Foundation Claire Halpern & Michael Greenfield Dr. Ronald & Ellen Gross Barbara Harris Margaret & Larry Harris Thelma Hartnett Reginald & Stephanie Harwell James Tobin & Virginia Heagney John & Joan Hegedus Dr. & Mrs. Jay P. Heiken Gail & Ronald Hess Dr. Michael & Carolyn Hesterberg Anne W. Hetlage David & Patricia Hurst Thomas & Maureen Javaux Kathleen Lee & Jack Jaworski Patricia Jennings Mr. & Mrs. Jim Kaiser Nancy F. Kalishman Mr. Ernest H. Key Susan & Jack Kissinger JoAnn & Ray Kolley Anne & Charles Korr Cheryl Kowalczyk Gerry Kowarsky Lorraine Laiderman Paul Leightner Lanis & Lynn Lenker Diane Levine Drs. Laurence & Edith Levine Leslie & Michael Litwack Carolyn & Joseph Losos z Dr. Gregg & Cynthia Lueder Dr. Robert Lynch & Dr. Ellen Wood Laurence & Silvia Madeo Pat Madras Eleanor Mandel Claire & Richard Marx Dr. & Mrs. Jerald A. Maslanko Laura McBride Cat & Joe McCreary Dale & Lydia Meier

Barbara B. Mennell Andrew & Roxanne Miller Bette B. & John C. Miller Gary H. Miller & Mary Jo Hunter Verla & Richard Mitchell Linnie Morgan Charlie & JoAnn Nester Dr. Thomas & Jody Nowotny Jerry Patterson Dee Pavelka Carol K. Peck Rick & Chris Pennell Fred & Ida Perabo Gordon & Susie Philpott Mrs. Robert O. Piening z Tom Pohlman & Elsie Winstead Mr. & Mrs. Maury B. Poscover Donald & Jane Prahlow Doris B. Pree Martha Quirk Steven & Sue Rakel Al & Carol Raplee Alan & Diana Rawizza Alan Redszus Marti Reichman Jim & Diane Relleke Don J. Riehn Lisa Ross Ms. Mary Ellen Roth & Mr. Mark Chellevold Sam & Judy Rundell Tom & Kathy Ryan Jonell & Steve Safford Mrs. Gideon Schiller Susan & Albert Schlueter Dr. & Mrs. Perry L. Schoenecker Mr. & Mrs. Bill and Harriet Scholle Wilma & David Schopp Charles & Barbara Schrock Mr. & Mrs. Wm G. Sedlacek Sudie B. Shinkle Dr. Julia K. Muller & Mr. Earl K. Shreckengast Margaret Skouby John & Gloria Small Gretchen & Lowell Smith z Margaret Smith Andrew, Patsy & Drew Sobey Hazel & Richard Sohn Margaret Ruhe-Spencer Barbara Sprick Gary Stansbery Bob & Carol Stelmach (Listings 6/1/16 – 5/31/17) miss bennet: christmas at pemberley | 41

honor roll Mr. & Mrs. R. Stover Susan Sundermeyer Stuart & Cindy Sweet Keith & Bonnie Taylor Mark & Leslie Temkin Drs. Samer & Joni Thanavaro Dr. & Mrs. Leyland A. Thomas John & Marilyn Tipton Nancy & Richard Toole Glen & Libby Travers Selden Trimble John & Dea Vallina Isabel & David Van Essen George & Rose Wamser Barbara & David Ware Steve & Tessa Wasserman James Weaver P. T. & Merrilynn Webb Sarah L. & James H. Weible Jerrie & Mel Weith Kathleen & Larry West Linda & F. Dale Whitten Darrel & Jean Wichman Kathleen & Richard Wiedenfeld Jim Williams & Lisa Wood Jim & Judy Wilson Warren & JoLynn Winer Winney Foundation, Ron & Dianne Winney Melissa Wohlwend Mr. & Mrs. Fred Wolff Joseph E. Wuller Dr. Daryl Younker

STAR BACKER Anonymous (5) Sally & Ken Anderson Alex Arnold Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Basinski Bob & Missy Bax Carolyn Becker Gail & Mark Behling Drs. Gregg & Sue Berdy Marge & Bill Bergfeld Hui Hua & Keith Bernstein Ira & Janice Bernstein Marc J. & Holly Bernstein Patricia & Robert Bernstein Rose Bingaman David & Susan Bird Joyce & David Bishop Carol & William Blasberg Lorry & Richard A. Blath Marian & John Bleeke

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Lois Bliss Jeffrey Boesch Kenneth & Ann Bohm Ben & Radine Borowsky Betty Bowersox Jerome & Rosalie Brasch Dr. Brenda Grossman & Dr. Steven Brody Ann & Rex Bronsing Michael F. Bruton Jane D Bryan Linda & Jack Bryant The Honorable Bruce Buckland Brig & Merrill Buettner Mary & Daniel Button Alan Buxbaum Line Hardware Thomas Campbell Dr. & Mrs. Leland Carlson Debra & Kim Carmichael Virginia Carter Sal & Terri Ciccolella Roberta C. Cioffi Judy Clark Elizabeth & Don Cobin Carol J. Colligan Nancee & Ron Compton Tony & Patsy Conte Glen & Carolyn Cotta Jeanette Craig Lois F. Crampton Dr. & Mrs. James Crane Lew & Connie Crist Mary K. Cullen & Daniel Goldberg Dick & Nancy Davidson Deborah & Ted Dearing Ron & Sue Dellbringge Carl & Jeanne Deutsch Mary & Wallace Diboll Nancy & William Dilley Mr. & Mrs. Ralph L. DiTucci Mike Doherty & Kathy Kane Margie Doolen Dale J. Drape Mr. & Mrs. Richard Duesenberg Ms. Jennifer Eaves Eileen Schneider Edelman Drew & Betsy Ehrhardt Jerome & Renee Epplin Karen E. Everhart Boo & Walt Eversman Karen Fairbank Pike & Barbara Farr

Barb & Tom Feiner Jeffrey & Veronica Fernhoff Barbara Ferrenbach Dr. Lewis C. Fischbein Dave & Patty Fitzgerald Gary & Christy Fox Bruce Frank & Enid Weisberg-Frank Richard Frette David R. Ganz Agnes & Dave Garino Catherine Garner Darla Gavin Dr. & Mrs. Edward Geltman Dr. & Mrs. Jad M. Gennaoui Richard George Robert G. Gerth Rod Gillies Mrs. Joseph F. Gleason Stephen & Carolyn Golden Jeremy Goldmeier Linda Grabel Jim & Rachel Graham Nancy & Randy Green Burton Greenberg Gerry Greiman & Susan Carlson Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Gresick Jr. Peggy Grotpeter Pam & Chris Gumper Gregg & Mary Hagerty Claiborne Handleman Kaye & John Harlan Judy & Harvey Harris Franklin & Rachel Haspiel Jessa E. Hawkins Pauline Hawkins William & Marsha Heine George & Marjorie Hensley Stan & Camille Herman Ron & Hilda Hertel Milton Hieken & Barbara Barenholtz Rick & Lynn Hill Peggy Hindert, Mary Lee Werner Arlene Hohlstein Drs. Craig & Abby Hollander Dr. William & Elizabeth Huffaker Greg Huffman John & Kathryn Hungerford Margaret & Martin Israel Joan & Arnie Jacobson Vicki Jacoby Morry & Mary Joftus Frank Johnson

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honor roll Mr. & Mrs. Ronald W. Jones Donna Kebel Nat & Sara Kessler Fr. Bill Kester Scott & Mary-Kay Kirchner Kurt F. Kleinschmidt Margie & Steve Knapp Susan Knight Lisa Kohler Sally & Charles Kopman Dr. & Mrs. Ren Kozikowski Martha Kratzer Dr. & Mrs. Jerold Kreisman Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Krieger Christine & Jon Krueger Jim & Mary Lou Krueger Jamie & Alan Kwiatek Paul & Martha LaFata Stacie Laff & Dan Danahy Dr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Laffler Carl & Gail Lang Trish & Dick Lazaroff Jerry & Lola Leland Nancy LeMaster JoAnne Levy & Jim Thomeczek Jerry & Mary Jo Liberstein Carol M. Lippman Ellen Livingston & Edward Levitt X Jerri & Bill Livingston Kay & Gerry Love Linda Lowry Sara & David Loyet Carl & Lynn Lyss Laura & Robert Mackinson Neil & Ricki Marglous Sally Rice Markland Patrick & Rosanne Mathis Wilma Matta Edwin A. Matzner & Jane Bergman Jerry McAdams John P. & Martha R. McAlister Melissa J. McClain James McMillan Evelyn Merrill Roy & Dee Meyer Karen J. Miller Dr. Mary Ann Morley John & Lucy Morris James H. & Andrea J. Myles Neal & Pamela Neuman Dale & Nancy Nichols

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Jeanne O'Keefe & Doug Knowling Robert Packman Jonathan Matthew Pantaleoni Tom Parks Nick & Judy Paskal Jeff & Judy Pass Emmanuel & Marian Paxhia James White & Cindy Payant Mr. & Mrs. Anthony J. Phipps Joel & Sue Picus Tim & Jodi Pierce Mark & Sharon Poe John & Judy Pohl Bill & Jane Pohlman Harriet & Philip Polster William Powderly Juliane Praiss Charlotte Mahin Pullen Arlene Ramsey Mr. & Mrs. Francis Rankin Susan & John Rava z John & Lynn Rawlings Patricia Redington Gary & Colleen Reeve Terry & Karen Reeves Roger & Susan Relfe Judy & Robert Rettke Q Frank Reynard Pam & Michael Richards Steve Roberts Cathleen Robertson Dennis E. Rose Gary & Wendy Rust Jackie & Dale Ruthsatz Mark & Lynn Sableman Carol & Donald Sandholm J. Sandweiss Rick & Dottie Schainker James & Joan Schiele Brenda Schmelzel Mr. & Mrs. H.H. Schreimann Douglas & Katheryn Schroeder Dawn Schuessler Lois & Walter Schultz z Cady & Kevin Seabaugh Mr. Gary Seeman & Mr. Brad Abrams Drs. Jim & Karen Segrist Eugene P. Selzer Dr. & Mrs. Richard Severance Dr. Martha Sewall z Dr. & Mrs. Sherman Silber Mr. & Mrs. Dixi Smith

Emily Smith, MD Gerard & Jolynn Smith Dr. & Mrs. L. Smith Mort & Paula Smith Gary & Shirley Smith Alice & John Snodgrass Ray & Betty Sondag Lucie & Steve Springmeyer Carole L. Stafford Kevin Staley Pamela S. Statler Paul Steinmann Marilyn & Layton Stewart Robert Stoltz Tracy & Elizabeth Strevey Linda Strominger Mary & Ed Suddarth Mr. & Mrs. W. Scott Thompson David Griesedieck & Mindy Thurmond Sam & Barbara Toumayan Kenneth B. Denson & Pamela M. Triplett James & Gayle Truesdell Susan & Peter Tuteur z Jack Walbran Mark & Donna Waldman Chris & Lee Waltemade Mr. Paul Walter Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Waltman Laura Wandersee Jeffrey Webb Dr. Leonard & Mrs. Martha Weinstock Tony & Wendy Wilbraham Dr. & Mrs. Edward Wittgen Anna & Janusz Wolaniuk Al & Bonnie Wolfarth Q Bert & Bobbe Wunderlich Dennis J. Zaretsky Kathleen Zorica

performer BACKER Anonymous (4) Thomas Abernathy Brenda & Joseph Ackerman Ken & Heather Amidon Dee Claire Anderson Susan & Robert Appleton Deborah Augustine Gordon & Joan Ballam David & Kay Banks Clark Barker Carolyn & Lynn Barnett (Listings 6/1/16 – 5/31/17)

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Anne Barnstead-Klos Ruth Ellen & Jay Barr Gen & Mike Barton Angela Bay Cynthia & Alex Berger III Marcia Bernstein Keith Bester & Pat Maupin Mary Biggs Claire & Stanley Birge Richard M. Blaha Rebecca Blair Mr. & Mrs. William Blumenhorst Isabel Boniuk Kathy Borges Wendy & Les Borowsky Mitchell & Kathryn Botney Lory & Ron Bowman Tim & Marianne Brady Anita Volas Brinkman Paul A. Brockland Gloria Hollis Broun Ruth Brouster Sandra Browder DeAnne & Gordon Brown Samuel Burstein & Cheryl Boyd Mary J. Burtelow & John J. Moellering Dr. & Mrs. Donald Buser Carol & Don Carlson Gaibrielle Carrera Clare L. Chapman Elliott & Mary Chubb Joseph V. Ciaravino Bill & Irene Clasen Dr. William W. Clendenin Ann Coleman Ms. Susan Collins Melissa Cook Groves & Carol Cooke Tony Dearing Donald & Yvonne DeHart Jay & Marsha Delano Brenda & Paul Detrick Kathryn DeVoto Melissa Dillon Quintus Drennan, Jr. Henry Drury Joann & Dave Dyroff Sue & Thomas Q. Ebanues Connie Emge Sue Evans Jeanne Farmer Barbara & Bruce Feldacker Jo Ann L. Fiandaca

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Mr. & Mrs. M. D. Fowler Annette & John Frank Lois S. Frank Julie & Leonard Frankel Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Frankenfeld Gary & Janice Friedrich John Ganey Jerry B. Garrett Jane M. Geer Ann Geraty Carla Gibson Nicki & John Gillis John & Donna Gnagi Dr. Mel Goldberg Harvey Goz Carol & Daniel Gravens Mark & Chris Greenberg Mary Susan Greenwalt Kris & John Grigsby Nancy Grove Myron & Carol Gruber Judy & Scott Guerrero Dr. William & Sandra Gussner Karen & Jim Halla Estelle & Fred Handler Catherine Hanna Ruth Hardin Margie Harris Jeanne Hartz Deanna Hasler Betty O'Dea & Robert Hazel Robert & Donna Heider Jan & Carl Hermann Lila & Jim Hershfelt Mr. & Mrs. John Heskett Ron & Heather Himes Susie Hochman Tom & Karleen Hoerr Sally Hoffman David & Barbara Homeier Judy & Ray Hubbs Bernadette Hurst Dominic Imgrund Catherine Jeep Virginia Johnson Ms. Chris Johnston C. Norman Jones & Barbara Fraser Marjorie Kaiman Al & Sandy Kalin Ms. Caroline Kelsey Emory & Winnie Kesteloot Nancy & Steve Kidwell Sheila & Ken Kleinman

Richard & Stephany Kniep Mr. & Mrs. Newell S. Knight Jr. Linda & Erik Kocher Althea Kortenhof Gayle Kovarik Gary Kramer Ruby & Jay Lapin Erica Leisenring & Robert Sears Sally Lilly Dr. & Mrs. Arthur C. Lind Patricia R. Lock Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Long Michael & Mary Alice Long Melissa Losos Mr. & Mrs. William Lukas Mary & Donald MacChesney Gloria Maguire Jeanette Mahacek Rep-aholic James Marr Joan Husch Mass Joanna May Shirley & Thomas May Patricia McArdle Dorothy & James McCalpin Ann McCandless Sharon & Stan McCaslin James & Diana McCracken Tom McCrackin Gary & Gale McKiddy Mary McManus Jack Austin Miller Bill & Shirley Miller Susan Mills Ernst Radiology Clinic Marian Molitor Robert Moody Lawrence Mooney & James Reid Marilyn & Geoffrey Morrison Mr. & Mrs. John P. Murphy III Virginia & Richard Navarro Carolyn & Burton Noll Sandy & Neil Norkaitis Bill Nussbaum z Michael O'Brien Drs. Edith & Robert Owen Flora Ann & Phillip James Paster Ridley Pearson Douglas M. Pedersen Barb & John Perlmutter Laurence Perlstein Craig & Martha Peters Ruth Peterson John L. Piatt

honor roll Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Poelker Marilyn & Bob Raphael Dr. Gary & Marilyn Ratkin Rex Reed Susan M. Reed John Richards Peggy & Jerry Ritter Joyce & Larry Rizzello Judith Roach Mr. & Mrs. Michael Roscow Lawrence Ruemmler William Rynecki Marilyn Sachs Elizabeth Gentry Sayad Drs. Phil & Mary Schenkenberg Bud & Debi Schneider Carol Schreiner Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Schroy Alice Schwing Daniel Shelton Michael Shields Barbara & Ely* Shrauner Patrick Shuck Sylvia Silver Jan Simons Brenda Skillman Don & Kristie Skor Michael & Frances Slusher Sharon Smith

Stephen Snodgrass Angela Standish & Kevin Bayless Lou Stemmler & Sarah Wilson Rabbi & Dr. Jeffrey Stiffman Daniel C. Stokes Dr. Cary & Helen Stolar Teresa Deshields & Raymond Tait Cecelia Tatom Greg & Brenda Teakert Ms. Maryjo Thornburgh Larry & Barbara Todoroff Jan Tremblay Chris Turner James & Lois Urnes Mark Utterback Mrs. Ms. Barbara Valdes Russ & Barb Vanderbeek Susan Venn Marsha Vogel Margaret Cohen Voss Dr. & Mrs. Stanley M. Wald Susan Walker Grace T. Weber Sanford & Ellen Weiss Mr. & Mrs. Fletcher Wells II Patricia Wells Paul & K. Wentzien Kathy & Joe Weyhrich

Ellen White z Wendy Wiener Mr. & Mrs. William R. Wiese Ralph & Sharon A. Wilke Robert & Jacqueline Wills Jessica Winning Cynthia Wunderlich Mr. & Mrs. Robert Wunderlich Sara Yates Ron & Jeanne Yegge Dr. Katherine Kreusser & Dr. Robert Young Mrs. Irving Zveitel * In memoriam (Listings 6/1/16 – 5/31/17)

Levels of Giving $1,000–1,499 Playwright $600–999 Producer $300–599 Director $175–299 Star $100–174 Performer Every effort has been made to include accurate, up-to-date information in these listings. To report an error or omission call (314) 687-4031.

Lifetime giving levels The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis would like to acknowledge the generous donors who have supported our theatre throughout the years by recognizing cumulative, lifetime giving, as annotated below. With a formal giving campaign that started many decades ago, The Rep’s philanthropic community has grown and prospered. The Rep sincerely appreciates the extraordinary contributions of each and every member of our donor family, without which we could not be one of the most successful, professional nonprofit regional theatres in the country.

P $250,000+

t $100,000 - 249,999

Q $25,000 - 49,999

X $50,000 - 99,999

z $10,000 - 24,999

The Rep is grateful to the following individuals and organizations for their support of the Ignite! New Play Festival. Anonymous (3) Mr. & Mrs. David P. Gast

Gertrude & William Bernoudy Foundation

Jerome & Judith Weiss Levy Mary Susman & Tom Herm

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next at the Rep... Mainstage january 3–january 28 Written and created by Roger Bean Directed and choreographed by Melissa Rain Anderson

The pop doesn’t stop in this smash hit musical! A high school prom in 1958 and a 10-year reunion in 1968 provide the backdrop for some of the biggest hits of both decades, performed by an irrepressible quartet of young women. Featuring a stacked playlist that includes “Mr. Sandman,” “It’s in His Kiss,” “Respect,” “Son of a Preacher Man” and “Lollipop,” it’s a joyous snapshot of a musical era.

Studio january 17–february 4 by selina fillinger Directed by bj jones

Image design by Bridget Schultz, courtesy of Northlight Theatre.

Two young women face off in a courtroom, locked in a battle of wills and theologies. Susie Glenn, 18, is on trial. Radicalized online into planning acts of terrorism, she’s zealously committed to her cause. Her prosecutor, Claire Fathi, is a Harvard-educated Muslim woman who lives the faith that Susie professes to understand. Their edgy exchanges create a propulsive, escalating tension that makes this brilliantly topical play a true legal thriller.

Imaginary Theatre Company december 16–23

by Sarah Brandt Music and Lyrics by Neal Richardson Directed by Suki Peters

The Nutcracker Performances at Nerinx Hall’s Heagney Theatre

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Marie is a little lonely after her family moves to a new town, but when her Godfather arrives with some mysterious Christmas Eve packages, she finds magic in very unlikely places. One of Godfather’s gifts is a wooden nutcracker who appears to be nothing more than an ugly toy, but Marie soon discovers that this is no ordinary doll. The Nutcracker leads Marie on a magical adventure full of evil mice, dancing fairies and distant lands, showing her along the way that friends may not be so hard to find and that the magic of Christmas can last the whole year through.

Thank You

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is extremely grateful to the Berges Family Foundation for their sponsorship of our Mainstage season. The Berges Family Foundation supports the institutions and organizations that make Saint Louis a great place to live, visit and invest, with contributions for cultural engagement, STEM preparedness, youth empowerment, and support for our heroes and first responders. The Repertory Theatre is proud to partner with the Berges Family Foundation to improve the quality of life in our community through arts and education. bergesfamilyfoundation.org

Join Us for Our 50th Anniversary! The CONSERVATORY OF THEATRE ARTS at WEBSTER UNIVERSITY celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018. It will be a year of memorable events, a bow to the past and spotlight to the future. Plan to attend a variety of performances throughout the year highlighted by a special Celebration Weekend April 20 - 22, 2018. To learn more about the Conservatory’s professional training program for acting, musical theatre, directing, theatre studies and dramaturgy, design, technical theatre and stage management, visit: webster.edu/conservatory.

Photo from a production of Macbeth