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A Redneck Romance written and directed by Preston Lane freely adapted from J. M. Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World

June 9 – 30, 2013


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Table of Contents 7................................... Welcome 8.................................. Our Story 10.......................The Production 11....................The Pyrle Theater 12..........................The Company 16...........................Co-Founders 18........................Program Notes 22................. THTR 232 Festival 34................................. Sponsors 36.....Annual Fund Contributors 44......................... Play Your Part 46........................ Special Thanks 49........................... Partnerships 52........Board of Trustees & Staff 54................. Advertisers Listing 56............................ House Rules 60..................2013–2014 Season

Thank you for your support during the 2012-2013 season! We’ll see you in September for our 13th season. Season Passes are on sale now. Single tickets go on sale beginning August 5.


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Our 12th Season: A Season of Change A wise man once said, “Change in all things is sweet.” Triad Stage completely agrees. We’ve always believed that theater can change your life. And this season, we’ll prove it with five thrilling stories of people transformed. But in our 12th season, change isn’t just about what happens in plays. In December, we launched an ambitious Challenge to raise $250,000 which, if made, would be matched through the generous contributions of The Cemala Foundation and The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation. After receiving 877 gifts from 25 states and 51 cities across North Carolina, we exceeded our goal. We can’t think of a better way to say thanks than by continuing to produce the highest quality professional theater for our community. Our 13th season, The Lucky Season, will kick off in September and we are thrilled to share it with you. Turn to page 60 in this playbill for a preview of what’s to come. Because of you – your continued support and encouragement – Triad Stage is here to stay. Whether you are a donor, a Season Passholder, a Cabaret Club Member or a single ticket buyer, we thank you for being an important part of our family. Preston Lane Artistic Director

Richard Whittington Managing Director


Triad Stage began as a dream... Co-founders Preston Lane and Richard Whittington forged their artistic partnership as graduate students at the Yale School of Drama. After managing a theater in Connecticut for two years, they undertook the three-year task of creating a professional not-for-profit regional theater to serve the communities of the Triad. In September 1999, Triad Stage purchased the former Montgomery Ward building, which had been built in 1936 and sat vacant for almost 40 years. Renovations commenced in the spring of 2001, transforming the five-story building into a theater center now called the Pyrle Theater, complete with a 300-seat theater and thrust stage, rehearsal hall, offices, two spacious lobbies, special events areas and other audience amenities. Photo courtesy of Greensboro Historical Museum

The theater’s grand opening took place in January 2002 with Tennessee Williams’ modern classic Suddenly Last Summer. Since then, Triad Stage has produced over 90 productions, holiday shows and special events, and has sold over 400,000 tickets. In 2008, Triad Stage finished a second round of renovations to The Pyrle. A scene shop annex was added in the basement. The top floor underwent major construction to turn what was previously a storage center into the 90-seat UpStage Cabaret performance space, the Sloan Rehearsal Hall and the studio and office facilities of WUNC Public Radio’s new Greensboro Bureau. In 2011, Triad Stage purchased a 30,000 square foot building near the Greensboro Coliseum Complex to serve as a new production facility, relocating its scene, costume and properties shops as well as its warehouse. Now in its 12th season, Triad Stage has over 3,000 Season Passholders and more than 400 annual donors. The company has received accolades on national, state and local levels, including being named “One of the 10 Most Promising Emerging Theatre Companies” by the American Theatre Wing and “One of the Best Regional Theaters in America” by New York Drama League; voted the Triad’s “Best Live Theater” by the readers of the News & Record’s Go Triad nine years in a row; and named “Professional Theatre of the Year” by the North Carolina Theatre Conference in 2003 and 2011. Its production of Tobacco Road was listed among the “Best of 2007” by The Wall Street Journal, its production of The Glass Menagerie was named “Best North Carolina Production of 2010” by Triangle Arts & Entertainment and 2012’s production of Reynolds Price’s New Music trilogy was named among the “Best Productions” of the year in Triangle Theatre by Independent Weekly.

Triad Stage is guided by core values that inspire all aspects of our operations. These core values are a daily reminder to our entire company of why and how we produce theater for our community.



We strive for bold, daring excellence in all of our endeavors as we seek to create professional theater with regional and national impact.

We celebrate and encourage an artistic process rooted in collaboration by creating an atmosphere where artists feel safe to question, experiment and grow. We seek to mirror this process in all aspects of our operations.



Striving to constantly challenge ourselves, we reserve the right to take artistic risks and make mistakes.

We are committed to revitalizing downtown Greensboro by greatly enhancing the cultural life of the city through entertainment and by providing an economic impact benefiting other area businesses.



As individuals are united in their shared experience of the theatrical event, strangers become friends, common ground is discovered and dialogue begins. In imagining the lives of others, our capacity for empathy is strengthened.

We are committed to sharing resources, ideas and talent with other organizations to benefit the well-being of our community.



Theater is a valuable part of a lifetime of learning. Our work and the dialogue it creates should spark curiosity and inspire creative ways of thinking for our artists, staff and audience.

By placing the best of Southern writing in juxtaposition with classic and contemporary world drama, we foster a unique Southern voice, allowing our audience the pride of saying, “This theater is ours.”



Our community’s varied diversity must not only reflect itself in Triad Stage’s casting and staffing, but also in the selection of the stories we choose to tell.

We seek to play a leading role in the North Carolina arts community. We actively work to create an artistic home for artists with North Carolina connections and to provide a bridge to the profession for emerging artists.

Preston Lane Artistic Director

Richard Whittington Managing Director

written and directed by Preston Lane freely adapted from J.M. Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World Scenic Design by Fred Kinney

Costume Design by Deborah Bell

Lighting Design by Jiyoun Chang

Sound Design by David E. Smith

Casting by Cindi Rush Casting

Stage Manager Emily J. Mails

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Cast (in order of appearance) Dierdre Friel*...................................................................Pearlene Dunbar Aaron Brakefield.............................................................Stanley Kincaide Carroll “Chip” Johnson*................................................... Mitch Dunbar Bill Cwikowski*....................................................Preacher Jimmy Stykes James Kautz.......................................................................Chuck MacAdie Denise Lute*........................................................................Widow Quince Amy Hamel*...................................................................... Margie Pentland Jami Witt.................................................................................... Inell Trotter Bill Raulerson*..................................................................Ferlin MacAdie Emily J. Mails*......................................................................Stage Manager The place: Somewhere along a two lane highway between Bull’s Bend and Bent Creek in the eastern part of Tennessee The time: Late summer of 1975 The play is performed with one fifteen-minute intermission.


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

Triad Stage is very proud of the name of our theater building – The Pyrle Theater – made possible by a generous donation by Tobee and Leonard Kaplan in honor of Tobee’s mother, Pyrle Gibson.

Pyrle Gibson (1909-2000) was a

woman with a great sense of humor, who found goodness in all people and beauty in the world around her. Her family always came first in her life and with them she shared her love of theater, music, and the thrill of sports. The theater is named for her in loving memory by the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the Kaplan family with whom she shared her love, wisdom and joy of life. 11

Dierdre Friel* (Pearlene Dunbar) Triad Stage: Masquerade, Doubt. Broadway: Leap of Faith. Film/TV: The Sopranos, My Father’s Will, Pretty Bird (Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee). New York/Regional: Golden Age (MTC); Dogfight (Second Stage); Lighter (NYMF); Over the Tavern (Portland Stage Co.); Cinderella (Arkansas Repertory Theater); Zorba! (BTF); King Lear, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, London). Dierdre is also a teaching artist with Walt Disney Theatrical as well as her fledgling company, Great Expectations Theatrical. www.dierdrefriel.com Aaron Brakefield (Stanley Kincaide) Triad Stage debut. Actor and guitarist originally from Beckley, WV. Former teacher for the Hollywood Group in Los Angeles, CA. Recent credits include: Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Long Christmas Ride Home (UNCG); Sight and Sound Theatres in Lancaster, PA; Macbeth (Theatre of the Seventh Sister); The Grapes of Wrath (TSS); Chess (The Ware Center). Education: MFA Acting Candidate, UNCG; BA Music and Theatre, Concord University, Voiceover. Carroll “Chip” Johnson* (Mitch Dunbar) Triad Stage: Beautiful Star, A Lesson Before Dying, The Rainmaker, North Star. Local: Dearly Beloved, Moon Over the Brewery, American Buffalo, True West, A Poster of the Cosmos, Dearly Departed, The Magic City (Broach Theatre); Wait Until Dark, The Norman Conquests, The Mousetrap, Catch Me If You Can (Barn Dinner Theatre). Education: MFA, UNCG. Other: adjunct professor in the Department of Performing Arts at Elon University. Bill Cwikowski* (Preacher Jimmy Stykes) Bill is returning to NC for the first time in 45 years having begun his career at Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville. He is a founding member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre in NYC. He has numerous regional and New York City credits in TV, film and theatre and has taught acting for 35 years. He has been singled out for his otherworldly male nurse in an episode of 30 Rock called “Sandwich Day.” He lives in Larchmont, NY, with his playwright wife Kate Long, his children Charlotte and Caleb and trusted canine companion, Lola. James Kautz (Chuck MacAdie) Triad Stage debut. Off Broadway credits include: Collision (Rattlestick); The Bad and The Better (PJS at Playwrights Horizons); The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side and Happy in the Poorhouse (PS 122); Adam Rapp’s Ghosts In the Cottonwoods (Theatre 80). Also with Rapp, The Hallway Trilogy (Rattlestick). Also Dedalus Lounge (Royal Family) and Hamlet in HAMLET-Prince of Denmark (Mortals Theatre). Mr. Kautz is the Artistic Director of The AMORALISTS. 12

Denise Lute* (Widow Quince) Triad Stage debut. Recent New York: Agnes in Bug, and Marthy in Anna Christie. Favorite regional roles include Communicating Doors, Doubt, Copenhagen, Mame, Showboat. Television: Recurring roles as Judge Metzger on Ed, and Katie on The Guiding Light, and guest spots on all three Law & Order series. Denise was made a member of the Actors Studio by Lee Strasberg and has worked with many of its prestigious members. www.deniselute.com Amy Hamel* (Margie Pentland) Triad Stage debut. Broadway: Cats (Bombalurina). National Tour: Cats (Demeter). Regional: As Thousands Cheer (Kravis Centre for Performing Arts); Where’s Charley?, Oklahoma!, The Music Man, Fiddler on the Roof (Royal Palm Dinner Theatre); Sugar Babies ( Jupiter Theatre); Fiorello!, Hair (Florida Repertory Theatre). Educational: Top Girls, Crazy 8’s, Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (UNCG). Education: MFA Acting Candidate, UNCG. BA Theatre Arts, Palm Beach Atlantic University. Jami Witt (Inell Trotter)Triad Stage debut. Jami is currently a MFA acting candidate at UNCG and is thrilled to be working with the incredible people at Triad Stage. Credits include Marlene in Top Girls and Carly in reasons to be pretty at UNCG. Other regional credits include Sabina in Skin of Our Teeth, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, and Vera in Ten Little Indians. Jami is an alumni of Shakespeare and Company’s month-long intensive. Bill Raulerson* (Ferlin MacAdie) Triad Stage: My Fair Lady, New Music trilogy, Brother Wolf, Bus Stop. Regional: Life After Death, Barrymore (Broach Theatre). Film/TV: Grade, Santa Barbara, Footsteps (Emmy nominated series). Education: UNCG, MFA Directing. Local and regional directing credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Death Trap and Periphery. Preston Lane (Director) is the founding Artistic Director of Triad Stage. See Preston’s full biography on page 16. Fred Kinney (Scenic Designer) Triad Stage: Ain’t Misbehavin’, Masquerade, Steel Magnolias, Ethel Waters, Tartuffe, Sleuth, Noises Off, Bus Stop, Proof, Angel Street, On Golden Pond. Other credits include: Ordinary Days, A Wrinkle in Time, A Year with Frog and Toad and Sunlight (South Coast Repertory); Peter Pan and Wendy (Prince Music Theater); A Picasso (Pittsburgh City Theatre); Intimate Apparel (San Diego Repertory Theatre). Fred holds a MFA from the Yale School of Drama. Deborah Bell (Costume Designer) Triad Stage: Doubt, North Star, Proof, A Lesson Before Dying, The Caretaker. Regional: Damn Yankees, The Gondoliers, H.M.S. Pinafore, Rags (Seaside Music Theatre); Cannery Row, Children of Eden (The Western Stage); 13

As You Like It (Colorado Shakespeare Festival). UNCG: Romeo & Juliet, Hansel and Gretel, L’Enfant et les Sortilequés, Death and The King’s Horsemen, Lakmé, Susannah, The Magic Flute. Other: author of MaskMakers and Their Craft (2010) and editor of Making Masquerade, due in 2014. Jiyoun Chang (Lighting Designer) Triad Stage: A Doll House. Regional: The Unfortunates, Troilus and Cressida (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Dance and the Railroad (Signature Theatre); The Poor of New York (Connelly Theatre); Letter from Italy (New Dramatic Oratorio with The Greater Middletown Chorale); Olives and Blood (HERE Art Center); Crane Story (Playwrights Realm); T. 1912, Peter and the Wolf (Guggenheim Museum); Light Within (Carnegie Hall); other credits with Pan Asian Repertory, A.R.T. Institute. Education: MFA in Design, Yale School of Drama. David E. Smith (Sound Designer) is the director of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts theatre sound design program. David spent eight years with the Royal National Theatre in London, England. Triad Stage: Trouble in Mind, The Illusion, A Doll House, Dial “M” for Murder, Masquerade, A Christmas Carol and The Glass Menagerie among others. Regional: Arena Stage, North Shore Music Theatre, Trinity Repertory Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Cape Fear Regional Playhouse. Local: Paper Lantern Theatre Company, Little Theatre of Winston-Salem. Christine Morris (Resident Vocal Coach) At Triad Stage since 2006. Other coaching: A Thousand Clowns (starring Tom Selleck); Kudzu (with The Red Clay Ramblers); and Sheridan’s The Critic at American Players Theatre in Wisconsin. As an actor for Triad Stage: Taw Avery in New Music: Better Days; Cordie Grindstaff in Providence Gap. UNCG Theatre faculty. Member of Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, and the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA). Denise Gabriel (Resident Movement Director) Triad Stage: Kingdom of Earth, The Illusion, A Doll House, Masquerade, The Glass Menagerie, Providence Gap. Previous regional theatre credits include Resident Movement Director at Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Clarence Brown and Working Theatre, NY. International credits: Shanghai Theatre Academy, Salzburg Austria at Schloss Leopoldskron and Artscape Theatre Center and Dance for All (Cape Town, South Africa). Ms. Gabriel is a Founding Board Member of American Theatre for Movement Educators and theatre faculty member at UNCG. Jim Wren (Fight Director) has staged the violence for over a dozen Triad Stage productions, including the battles in Bloody Blackbeard, the fantastical fights in Brother Wolf, and the general behavior of the Lesters in Tobacco Road. Education: MFA, University of Florida. Jim is Performance Program Coordinator for the UNCG Department of Theatre, and is a two time recipient of the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion for Excellence. 14

Bryan Conger (Dramaturg) is the Artistic Associate at Triad Stage. Triad Stage directing credits include: My Fair Lady, tick, tick…BOOM!, A Christmas Carol (2011, 2012), The Mystery of Irma Vep, Billy Bishop Goes to War; Associate Director for New Music (2012); Assistant Director for A Christmas Carol (2010), Around the World in 80 Days and Ghosts. UNCG: Sister Mary Ignatius... (THTR 232), Oklahoma!, Balm in Gilead and Blind Date. Education: MFA, UNCG. Bryan is currently on faculty at UNCG. Cindi Rush, C.S.A. (Casting Director) New York: Silence! The Musical, My Mother’s Jewish Lesbian Wiccan Wedding (NYMF Winner 2010), Jay Alan Zimmerman’s Incredibly Deaf Musical, Bonnie and Clyde. Regional: Penguin Rep, Triad Stage, Act II Playhouse, Arena Stage, Goodman, Humanafest. Film: Ghoul, The Woman (Top 9 Sundance 2011), In the Family, Offspring, Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door, Headspace. Consultant for National Alliance for Musical Theatre (2004–2008), Consultant for NYU Graduate Program for Musical Theatre Writing. Emily J. Mails* (Stage Manager) Triad Stage: My Fair Lady, Kingdom of Earth, A Christmas Carol (2012), Shipwrecked!, Trouble in Mind, The Illusion, Ain’t Misbehavin’: The “Fats” Waller Musical Show, The Mystery of Irma Vep (2011), The America Play, Billy Bishop Goes to War, Oleanna, Bloody Blackbeard, Mad at Miles, The Santaland Diaries (2008–2011), Dracula (2008) and “MASTER HAROLD”…and the boys. Education: BFA in Technical Production, University of North Carolina Greensboro.

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Co-Founders Richard Whittington (Managing Director/CoFounder) has served as Managing Director of Triad Stage since its inception. Rich earned a MFA in Theatre Management from the Yale School of Drama and has a BFA in Acting and Directing from Marymount Manhattan College.

Preston Lane (Artistic Director/Co-Founder) is in his 12th season at Triad Stage where he has directed over 30 productions. Preston is the recipient of the 2008 Betty Cone Medal of the Arts and is in his fourth year as the Artistic Partner for Theatre for An Appalachian Summer Festival. He was formerly Artistic Associate at the Dallas Theater Center, where his productions included the US premiere of Inexpressible Island (Dallas Observer Best of Dallas Awards: Best Director, Best Production) and The Night of the Iguana (Dallas Morning News: 2002 Top Ten Theatre List).

In 2007, Rich was appointed by the Governor to serve on the board of the NC Arts Council, where he is currently a member of the Executive Committee. He has previously served on the boards of ArtsNC and Downtown Greensboro, Inc. and has served on numerous grant panels throughout the state as well as for the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.

As a playwright, Preston’s adaptations have been produced at Triad Stage, Dallas Theater Center and Sonoma Rep. His work with musician Laurelyn Dossett includes Brother Wolf (Triad Stage, An Appalachian Summer Festival, The Human Race Theatre Company and St. Olaf College), Beautiful Star (Triad Stage and WaterTower Theatre), Bloody Blackbeard and Providence Gap. Brother Wolf, Beautiful Star and Ghosts are published by Playscripts Inc.

Rich has taught Theatre Management at Greensboro College and NC A&T University and has guest lectured at UNC Chapel Hill, UNC School of the Arts, Wake Forest University and UNCG. A native of Dallas, Texas, Rich previously served as Artistic Administrator for the Dallas Theater Center and Associate Producer of Dallas’ The Big D Festival of the Unexpected. Experience also includes work at the Roundabout Theatre in New York and StageWest in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Preston has taught at UNCG, NC A&T, UNCSA, Greensboro College, SMU, and the Professional Actors Workshop at the Dallas Theater Center. He is an alumnus of the Drama League of New York’s Director’s Project. A native of Boone, NC, Preston received his BFA from NCSA and his MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

In 2010, Preston and Rich were honored with Downtown Greensboro, Inc.’s J. Edward Kitchen Leadership Award. In 2013, they received the Adelaide F. Holderness/H. Michael Weaver Award from UNCG for distinguished public service.

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From the Director Recently, I have been thinking about distances—the kind that can be measured in feet or miles, but also, and perhaps more importantly, the less tangible space between ideas and thoughts and emotions. I grew up in western North Carolina less than 30 miles from the Tennessee state line. That is a verifiable fact. But I wonder how to name the distance between being a Tar Heel and being a Volunteer. The state line is easily bridged in a step, but the dividing line between our states of mind sometimes seems vast. These are things I always associated with crossing in to Tennessee: legal fireworks, liquor stores and muscle cars. My Tennessee opposite might just as easily say that North Carolina for him was discount cigarettes and furniture. I know I had an idea that people right across the border in East Tennessee never obeyed the speed limit, were hillbillies and (thanks to the apocryphal stories from classmates at Watauga High School) were much more apt to engage in lascivious behavior. I wonder if the folks in East Tennessee thought the same things of my friends and me. Another distance that has captivated me recently has been the distance between the Appalachia of my childhood and the Appalachia of my parents and their parents and all the way back to Tidence Lane, the first Baptist minister in the state of Tennessee. I suppose I should add to that psychological map, the distance from the Appalachia of legend to the Appalachia of reality, for I love to write in the middle of that particular border land. And since I am intent on determining distance, how can I measure the expanse between the County Mayo tavern of The Playboy of the Western World and the Bull’s Bend truck stop of Tennessee Playboy? The internet tells me it is about 4,000 miles and over 100 years. I think it is much, much closer. We have always been fascinated by tall tales, by feats of derring-do. We have always been prone to fall for a stranger who turns our town upside down with the promise of something better. And, as 24-hour news continually proves, the distance between a criminal and a celebrity isn’t very far at all. And here’s the distance all of us at Triad Stage are eager to share with you tonight: the distance between a laugh and a tear, between comedy and tragedy, between stereotype and truth. We’ve been intent on mapping this distance for the past month or more. I’m so happy you’ve joined us today on our voyage of discovery.

Preston Lane Director/Artistic Director

J.M. Synge and The Playboy of the Western World “He was a drifting silent man full of hidden passion, and loved wild islands, because there, set out in the light of day, he saw what lay hidden in himself.” W.B. Yeats John Millington Synge (1871-1909) was a poet and dramatist who played a pivotal role in the Irish dramatic movement at the turn of the 20th century. Despite a relatively short career of six years, he wrote some of the most influential plays in theater history.

Synge left home in 1888 to attend Trinity College, studying Gaelic and Irish antiquities. After graduation he traveled to Germany, where he was exposed to the work of playwright Henrik Ibsen and began writing plays that he hoped would be accessible to the common man.

In Paris, around 1896, Synge met W.B. Yeats, who would become a mentor and a lifelong friend. After reading some of Synge’s poetry Yeats urged him to leave France to find his voice as a writer. Synge listened and returned to Ireland. He began to explore the Aran Islands and it was there that he found artistic inspiration in the people, places, and mystical folklore. Considered an attack on public morals and Irish nationalism, Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World opened in 1907 at the Abbey Theatre amid controversy. The opening night audience erupted in angry cries and tried to rush the stage. Synge was attacked in the newspapers and the riots continued for days, becoming known as the Playboy Riots. Yeats said of his friend and the controversy, “Whenever a country produces a man of genius that man is never like the country’s idea of itself.”

1975...Can you dig it? Jimmy Carter ends his term as governor of Georgia and begins his campaign for President.

The Vietnam War ends with the Fall of Saigon.

President Gerald Ford survives two assassination attempts; the first by Manson family member Lynette “Squeaky� Fromme, and then by mother of four Sara Jane Moore.

Jimmy Hoffa is reported missing and never seen again. Volkswagen introduces the Golf, its new front-wheel-drive economy car. Cost of a New Home: Cost of a New Car: Median Household Income: Cost of a Gallon of Regular Gas: Cost of a Dozen Eggs: Cost of a Gallon of Milk:

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Annual Campaign We wish to thank the individuals, corporations and foundations who have contributed generously to Triad Stage through the Annual Campaign and the Matching Challenge. *Indicates donors who have renewed commitments for 2013. List complete as of May 15, 2013.


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FRONT ROW ($2,500-$4,999) Anonymous (2) Drew & Leigh Jones Steve & Jackie Bell* John & Elizabeth King Ms. Brandon Bensley* Ernest & Shelby Lane* Jim & Louise Brady* Carol & Seymour Levin* Dr. Helen Brooks* Sue & Neil Lutins* Jeb Brooks* Kellie Melinda* Lisa & Willie Bullock* Richard A. Parker* Linda & Jim Carlisle* Donna & Don Pulitzer Kristin & Craig Carlock* Garson & Catherine Rice Holly Chambers & Richard Steedle* Dabney & Walker Sanders* The Copeland Family* Lynn & Joe Stanley Rick & Rebecca Craig* Kay Stern* Christine & Chris Hobson* Ruthie & Alan Tutterow* Laura & Alan Irvin* Richard & Courtney Whittington* Ron Johnson & Bill Roane* STAGE HAND ($1,000-$2,499)

Anonymous Betty & Dennis Barry Mr. & Mrs. W. Mente Benjamin Bert and Joy Bennett Family Fund Mary Gay & Don Brady Dora & Bruce Brodie Lynn & Scott Brogan Honorable & Mrs. Frank Bullock, Jr. Susan & Charles Calkins Joann & Bill Cassell Lynda Brown Clifford Karen & David Condon Sally & Alan Cone Jean & Ralph Davison* Carol & David DeVries* Laurelyn Dossett & Justin Cantanoso Dionis & Gordon Griffin* Rusty & Van Gunter II Beth Harrington Bill & Hoppy Hervey* David Hemm Dina & Burney Jennings David & Emily Johnston Bonnie & John Knab*

Preston Lane* Louise & Bill Latture* Connie Mahan Eric Manuel Julie Olin* Mr. & Mrs. William M. Parham Susan & Jim Phillips The Poteat-Smiths* Dennis & Nancy Quaintance Greenest Hotel, LLC & Friendliest Hotel, LLC Tim & Carolynn Rice John Riley* Nancy & Frederick Sharpless Joy & Steve Shavitz In Memory of Cassandra Shelton Kim & Bassam Smir* Pat & Gordon Soenksen* Paula Stober & Bill Bucklen Willie Taylor* Margaret M. Thompson* Bob & Nancy Thurston May Toms* Will & Mary Truslow*



Mr. & Mrs. Jack Warmath Comer & Ralph Wear Katherine & Mike Weaver Katie & Randall White Len & Judy White

Judy & Bob Wicker Greg & Wallace Williams The Windsor Family Woodruff Family Law Group* GALLERY ($500-$999)

Anonymous (3) Lee & John Atkinson Jon & Allison Bell Annette Benson* Catherine & Peter Bergstrom Sylvia & Michael Berkelhammer Tony & Barbara Blake* Bill & Gay Bowman* Jonathan Brady & Morgan Bain Joe & Betty Brantley Nancy & Jim Bryan* Carol & Jeff Burgess Charles & Mary Ann Byrnes Leanne Willis & James Caress Robin & Shu Chadwick Lori & Murray Clayton Irene & Irv Cohen Betty Cone Mr. & Mrs. David Craft Mylene & Andy Duffy Mr. Alan W. Duncan Pierce & Lynn Egerton Karl B. & Deborah L. Fields* Kim & Brian Freedman Florence & Bob Gatten Patti & Douglass Gilbert* Dr. Bob Hansen* Nancy Hoffmann Jim Hoyle Rep. Maggie Jeffus & Ted Thompson Sharon T. & Bill Jenkins Kevin & Corinne Jones Olive & William Jordan Amy & John Kelly* Ray & Doris Kiszely* Leigh Ann & Steve Klee Harriette & Bob Knox* Mr. & Mrs. William Knox

Lex & Brent Kulman Rhiannon & Michael Laffan Margery Lane Robin & Timothy Lane Greg & Barb Laskow Sherry Dickstein & Kurt Lauenstein Kimberly & Ronald Lawrence Gail & Eugene LeBauer Mimi Levin Liberty Oak Christopher Mattern Judy & Dan McGinn Cara & Ted Medina Rob & Karen Melhem* Scott Michaels & Steve Willis Jane & Dan Moore* Peg & Skip Moore * Carolyn & Charlie Morazan Linda Mortenson Steve & Eleanor Mosh Pamela Murphy Nancy & Brian Napier Marion O’Brien* In honor of Bruce Ogden & Jill Seagraves Mr. & Mrs. David F. Parker Lloyd & Jane Peterson* Barbara & Dale Phipps Todd & Kimberly Rangel* Sheri & Ray Raymer Lynn Wooten & Paul Russ Susan Samuelson Mark & Heather Setzler Phyllis Shavitz in honor of Linda Sloan Tony Hooimeijer & Cynthia Soemita Jim & Linda Starmer* Charles & Barbara Stinnett Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Stone Elaine & Nelson Stover 38

GALLERY CONTINUED Tom & Maggie Styers* Mark Tarnacki Suzanne & Tom Tilley Melanie & Charles W. Tuttle Jeff & Shirley Vestal Anonymous Clare & Mike Abel John & Virginia Achey Tom Adachi Richard Allen Arthur Black Family Fund Pat & Michael Artman Alexa Aycock Betsy & Richard Bain Kate R. Barrett Laura & Bill Barrier Dr. Phil Barrineau* Dee & Wes Bartlett* Victor Lindsley & Jim Battinelli Shari & Richard Beavers Elizabeth Bennett Mary & Frank Biggerstaff* David Bouska Steven Box & MaryEllen Etienne Gary Bradt Joe & Kate Brower Kat Rice & Grumpy Dr. & Mrs. Robert Buccini Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Burns Allan Calarco Hodges & Joe Carroll Chen Chen Kathy & Bill Cissna* Ashton & Bryan Clemmons Jim & Sallie Clotfelter Faye & Michael Collins* Mr. Harvey Colchamiro* Doug & Jean Copeland Janet Ward Black & Gerard Davidson* Fran DeChurch & Hugh Fraser Katie G. Dorsett Cathy Dudley & Laura Simmons Pete & Sandra Ennever Erickson Advisors Richard & Nancy Evans*

Jim & Michelle Walter Michael Wilson Alexander Woo Lauren & David Worth Volvo Group of Companies PATRON ($250-$499) Jim & Dana Fisher Seymour Hardy Floyd Bob Page & Dale Frederiksen Ann McCarty & Robert Fried Bobbi Gaddy Suzanne Goddard David & Kathleen Grapey Greensboro Airport Rotary John & Elaine Griffin Kay & Chip Hagan* Melinda Hamrick Sherry & Bob Harris* Deborah Hayes Cindi & Dave Hewitt* Laura & Bryan Hochstein Martha Hudson & William Whicker Ms. Sandra Hughes Sam & Anne Hummel* Susan Ireton & Valerie Leschber* Carroll Johnson Kenneth & Christina Johnson Linda Morris & George Johnson Mr. Michael Johnson Randall T. Johnson Bill & Kathy Jonas Robert & Margaret Kantlehner Ken & Ginger Karb Carole Keeler Sue & Jim Kennedy Ed & Emily Kitchen David & Virginia Knox Mr. & Mrs. Dan Koenig Kelly Krantz Marilyn & John Lauritzen Hugh & Anita Lawson* Ms. Cathy Levinson Diane & Bob Mabry Nancy Y. Madden* Tim & Laura Maher Emily & Andrew Mails


William & Cynthia Mangum David & Kathy Mazzola Bonnie & Dan McAlister* Amanda McGehee* Lou & Don McMillion Lora & Dean McPhail Jim & Fray Metcalfe* Sherry Mordecai Kate Muchmore Eberhard Mueller-Heubach Al & Linda Munns* Maureen & Doug Murray Jane & Ron Norwood* Ted & Susan Oliver William Osborne Jeff & Diane Pettus Marie Elizabeth Price Claudia Reich Susan & Thomas Rieke Dr. & Mrs. William R. Rogers Dee & Jason Roghelia Robin & Connie Saul Beatrice Schall* Susan & Jerry Schwartz* Martha Shafer Donna & Mark Shapiro* Misa & Alex Shuford Kelly Sigle The Jonathan and Anne Smith Family Foundation Kathleen Smith Joe & Michelle Soler Sonitrol of the Triad Amy Speas* Boo & Mark Stauffer Michiko Stavert* Pamela Stearns Octoberlight Design Christine Stinson Charlotte A. Straney Harold Surratt Adeline & David Talbot* Zee Tart

PATRON CONTINUED Ernestine & Stuart Taylor Bryan & Billie Toney* Don & Nancy Vaughan Lisa & Davis Vu Jon & Ashley Wall James & Barbara Walls William E. Waters* Eileen Watson B.J. Weatherby & Anonymous (7) Rose & Victor Ackermann Sophie & Eric Adamson Hattie & John Aderholdt* Sandra & Rondal Alexander Mary Allred Jill Alventosa-Brown Gary S. & Linda M. Anderson* Leanne Angell* Margaret & Howard Arbuckle III Robin Armstrong Jaimie & Carl Ashby Brenda P. Atkins John and Pam Attayek Led & Sally Austin* Martha & John Barlow Sherry Barr Joan & Eddie Bass Yvonne Cousino & Don Bastian Betsey Baun & David Horth Jane & Joe Beatty Susan & Richard Beard* Sally & Frederick Beck Deb Bell & Keith Cushman Barbara & Bill Bennett Catherine & Peter Bergstrom* Margaret Bertrand Robert Beseda Shera Bilisoly Kate Black William (Hugh) Black Jr. Barbara & Dave Blackman Louise & Jerry Boothby* Lou Bouvier & Denny Kelly* Lynn Bresko J. Roger & Jackie E. Brown* Christel Bullock Becky & Julian Bullock Elizabeth & George Burfeind Alex & Maureen Burns Bill & Beth Bursuck Misti Byler David Byrd & Jeff Stanley Nancy Cameron Julia Smith Capone John Carney Mr. Waban Carter

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FRIEND CONTINUED Angela Hays Tom & Elaine Head Dr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Hedgpeth* Miriam & Tom Herin Rez Hester, Jr. Garth & Amy Heutel Sidney & Jed Holland Wes & Rose Hood* Gary & Marion Hosey Mary Hoyle Laura & Stuart Hunt David & Rodna Hurewitz* Sallie & Hoke Huss* Ms. Judith Hyman* Tomasita Jacubowitz Bob Johannesen Will Johnson Jim & Sue Keith Brendan Kelly MXIII, LLC Eleanor & John Ketcham Robert Kilpatrick Virginia King Martha & Charles Kirkman Suzannah Kleese Bob & Levina Kollar Paul & Laura Kotz Derek Krueger & Gene Rogers Mr. Eric Lee William Leiner Jean & Paul Leslie Ms. Carolyn Lester Ms. Grey Lineweaver Annabel Link Clarence Lloyd Rett Saslow & Kathryn Lochra Mandy Lotz in honor of Sherry Barr* William Lowder Jr. Jack & Judy MacDowall* William & Phyllis MacKenzie Steve & Leslie Mackler Mary & Gustav Magrinat Rachel Maris Wayne Martin Dr. & Mrs. Paul Masem Marcy Maury Rebecca Maust Bud & Reba Maxson* Tom & Marilou May Judith & Mac McAlister Joe B. McCollum Donald & Eleanor McCrickard* Mary Ann & Davis McDonald Don & Cathy McDonald Ernest F. Mcilwain In honor of Mary Beth Phillips, Charlie Kelly, Clarissa Marshall, Molly Mullins, Anne Givan & Patty McIvor Joyce & Jim McKenzie

Dana McLeroy Celia & Randy McMullen Nancy & Bill McNabney Carol H. Melvin* Benedicte & Christian Mengel* Robert & Bonnie Miller Gary & Nancy Miller* Mary Miller Ms. Jane Mitchell Susie Mitchell Hal & Amy Mohorn Diane Monnier Mr. & Mrs. David Moore Barbara & Bill Moran* Mr. & Mrs. Jay Motsinger Dan & Ninevah Murray John Naples Family Jay Nash Judith ( J. T.) Nebenzahl* Floyd & Joann Nesbitt* Karol & John Neufeld Margaret & Vernon Newlin* Gaynelle Bass Nichols* Carolyn & Douglas Norry in honor of Linda Sloan Allison Norton-Rimron In Honor of Danny & Ellie O’Brien’s Wedding John & Emily Odom David Olson Zack & Nancy Osborne* Nancy Oschell John & Laura Overton Jill A. Painter* Caroline Panzer* Jane Parker Bill Payne In Honor of Bill Payne & JoAnne Smith Jack & Mary Pentz Dorothy Peters Meredith & Gary Piatt Paula Pile Allison & Jeff Polish in honor of Linda Sloan Joan Poole Roger & Nan Poplin Margaret Y. Price* The Printery Erica Procton Ron and Jean Pudlo Jesse Pugh* Nancy Radtke & Bob Brown Fern Ragan Mary & Frank Rakestraw Kathryn Ramsay Elisabeth Raulerson Andrew Rein Carol & Russell Remy* John & Kathy Retartha


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FRIEND CONTINUED Frieda Taylor Tom & Julie Taylor In honor of Willie L. Taylor Lee Templeton Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Tew The Printery Jerry F. Thompson W. Thomas Tice III Jean L. Toms Marta & Rogelio Tornero James M. Torrey & Ellen P. Ashley Betsy Trent Mike & Jody Troxler Jonathan Tudge In Honor of Alan Tutterow Bert & Rebecka VanderVeen Dave & Carol VanSchoick Virginia B. Vanstory

Robin & Jim Vaughn Cheryl Viglione & John Curnes Rob & Robin Vocci Jane Volckmann Dean & Kate Wahlberg Barbara Walker Robert C. Walker David & Nancy Wallace Tommy & Karen Walls Wes & Sarah Ward Lisa Watts & Bob Malekoff Laura Way Gordon Joseph Weiss & Rosemary McGuire Linda Weiss Andrea West Penny & Ed Whiteheart

Jackie & Dan Wiggers Barbara and Jim Williams Russell Williams & Ann Lynch Otis Wilson Brook & Paul Wingate Sally & Ed Winslow Gretchen & Richard Winter Robert & Mary Woodrow Frank Workman Earle & Lynette Wrenn Sarah & Richard Wright Carlos & Judy Yanez Theresa Yon Lynn York Jeanne Young Ruth Zeemer Kay & Charlie Zimmerman



Anonymous Sylvia Samet Linda & Tom Sloan Martha & Harrison Turner Ruthie & Alan Tutterow

AIG United Guaranty American Express Bank of America Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Compass Financial Dow Corning IBM Johnson & Johnson Kinder Morgan Foundation Levi Strauss Lincoln Financial Foundation Nike Reynolds American Foundation Schneider Electric/Square D Foundation SunTrust Foundation Weaver Foundation Wells Fargo

Legacy Donors have made bequests in support of Triad Stage.

For more information on how you can give to Triad Stage, please contact Brook Wingate at 336.274.0067 ext. 203 or brook@triadstage.org.



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BEHIND THE SCENES The production you see is the result of many hours of work by more than 50 people, ranging from the actors and designers to carpenters and electricians to stage managers and administrative staff. Each one of these professionals is a paid employee, making us the largest professional theater in the Triad, and a true catalyst for job creation. Since our first production in 2002, Triad Stage has provided valuable employment to more than 1,000 actors, directors and designers. Of our $1.9 million dollar budget, almost 90% is pumped back into the local economy.

We also partner with local colleges and universities—including University of North Carolina School of the Arts, University of North Carolina Greensboro and North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University—providing hands-on experience for their students both behind the scenes and on stage, as well as offering $10 Student Rush tickets to each performance. Over 3,000 students and educators received discounted tickets in 2011-2012. Tennessee Playboy marks the eighth year of Triad Stage and UNCG’s THTR 232 partnership, giving college and graduate students the opportunity to work alongside professional actors, directors and designers.

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BACKSTAGE AT TRIAD STAGE Ticket sales and services account for only 59% of our total budget; we depend on contributions for the remaining 41%. Please consider joining over more than 1,100 donors who have made a commitment to supporting outstanding theater in Downtown Greensboro.



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For more information on donor levels and benefits, please see our website at www.triadstage.org/support

Pictured (clockwise from far left): former Master Carpenter Tom McCoy welding set pieces for The Illusion; ‘hang & focus’ during technical rehearsals for Ain’t Misbehavin’; installation of the scene shop floor at the Production Facility on Holbrook St.; Production Manager Ryan Retartha conducts a tour of Triad Stage for third graders from Canterbury School. 45

Special Thanks With our roots deeply planted in the Triad, Triad Stage takes pride in working with other local companies. Of our $1.9 million dollar budget, 90% is pumped back into the local economy. This production of Tennessee Playboy is made possible through the products and services of many local organizations including: A Backwards Glance A&B Store Fixtures Bliss & Co. Collectors Antiques Mall Donut World Duo-Fast Carolinas Elon University Dept. of Performing Arts FleaMarketeers Gene’s Barber Shop

Goodwill Industries of the Triad Granddaddy’s Antiques Habitat for Humanity of Greensboro & WinstonSalem Horizon Forest Products Imagine Design and Production K&A Consignments L&E Carpet Co.

Mary’s Antiques Mega Thrift of Winston-Salem Musser Lumber Co. Pegram-West, Inc. Salvation Army of Greensboro & Winston-Salem Sign-A-Rama Spotlight Express Synthetic Grass Warehouse Tal Crews UNCG

We also wish to thank our local corporate sponsors listed on page 34 and our local advertisers listed on page 54.

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Partnerships Triad Stage has a strong belief in creating partnerships. We are committed to sharing resources, ideas and talent with other organizations to benefit the well-being of our community. Working together we can expand audiences, provide more employment for artists and strengthen the local arts community�which benefits us all. This season’s partnerships include (but are not limited to) the following artists and organizations:

LAURELYN DOSSETT Georgia Rogers Farmer and Kelly M. Smith

Josephus III Cyrus Art Production ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) was founded in 1913 as the first of the American actor unions. Equity’s mission is to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Today, Equity represents more than 40,000 actors, singers, dancers and stage managers working in hundreds of theatres across the United States. Equity members are dedicated to working in the theatre as a profession, upholding the highest artistic standards. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions and provides a wide range of benefits including health and pension plans for its members. Through its agreement with Equity, this theatre has committed to the fair treatment of the actors and stage managers employed in this production. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. For more information, visit www.actorsequity.org.


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Board of Trustees

Audience Services

Sherry Barr, Director of Audience Services Justin Nichols, Box Office Manager Amanda Waterhouse, Asst. Box Office Manager Teresa Clifton, House Manager Joseph Rollins, UpStage Cabaret House Manager Mary Beth Pazdernik, Juan Pablo Siles, Box Office Associates Robin Campbell, Jenna McMillan, Carrie Miller, Bar Staff


Kathy E. Manning, Chair Mindy Oakley, Vice Chair Susan Schwartz, Vice Chair Tom Styers, Treasurer Holly Chambers, Secretary Alan Tutterow, Immediate Past Chair Linda Sloan, Founding Chair Preston Lane, Artistic Director Richard Whittington, Managing Director


Ryan Retartha, Production Manager Chad Hain, Technical Director Emily J. Mails, Resident Stage Manager Amy Peter, Properties Master Christina Casstevens Santarelli, Costume Shop Manager/Draper Liz Stewart, Master Electrician Meredith Riggan, Scenic Artist Cory Raynor, Sound Engineer Amanda Warriner, Lead Carpenter Matthew Crane, Carpenter Andrew Landon Cutler, Wardrobe Supervisor Kathleen Ludwig, Stitcher Mary Beth Pazdernik, Rentals Coordinator

Members at Large

Linda T. Adams, Jeb Brooks, Craig Carlock, D. Hayes Clement, Lynda Clifford, Jim Fisher, Chris Hobson, Sandra Hughes, Christina Johnson, Marcus Johnson, John Kelly, Dan McAlister, Marge Michel, Julie Olin, Todd Rangel, Debby L. Reynolds, Paul Russ, Dabney Sanders, Tom Sloan, Kathleen Smith, Amy Speas, Willie Taylor, Margaret Thompson

Advisory Council

Judy Wicker, Chair Ralph Davison, Danny Gatling, Lesley Hunt, Ron Johnson, Tobee Kaplan, Ancella Livers, Dennis Quaintance, Sylvia Samet, Joy Shavitz, Ralph Shelton, Harrison Turner

For This Production in alphabetical order Jonathan Fredette, Sound Supervisor/ Assistant Sound Designer Denise Gabriel, Resident Movement Coach Jill Haley, Wig Master Dani Keil, Assistant Director Christine Morris, Resident Vocal Coach Ingrid Pierson, Assistant Stage Manager Andy Scott, Assistant Director Jim Wren, Fight Director

Staff Artistic

Preston Lane, Artistic Director Bryan Conger, Artistic Associate Andy Scott, Artistic Intern Artashes Davidson, Intern


Triad Stage is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Arts NC, the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) and the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC).

Richard Whittington, Managing Director Andrew Rush, Business Manager Brook Wingate, Director of Development Megan Mabry, Marketing & Social Media Manager Robin Campbell, Company Manager Cedric Blue, Development Assistant Megan Christie, Marketing Intern

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House Rules and Other Helpful Information No food is permitted inside The MainStage Theater. Drinks are permitted, but not in glass bottles or in cups with ice. No outside food or drink is permitted inside The UpStage Cabaret. If you have any questions, please ask the bartender or House Manager for clarification. Smoking is prohibited throughout the building. Latecomers are seated at the discretion of the House Manager. All electronic devices, such as pagers, beepers, cellular phones and watch alarms must be turned off prior to the performance. Patrons cannot be paged during the performance. Pagers and beepers may be checked with the House Manager, who will notify the patron in case of an emergency. Listening assistance devices are available at our Box Office. Photographing or sound recording of the performance is expressly prohibited by law. So, no cameras or recorders, please. Your cooperation is appreciated. For the enjoyment of all audience members, every attendee must have a ticket and sit in his or her own seat (no “babes in arms” or children in laps). Triad Stage 232 South Elm Street Downtown Greensboro North Carolina 27401

How to Reach Us

Phone: 336.272.0160 Toll-free: 886.579.TIXX Fax: 336.274.1774 Email: theatre@triadstage.org Website: www.triadstage.org

Box Office Hours Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and 1 hour before curtain time on performance days.

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Wait Until Dark

A THRILLER IN THE DARK by Frederick Knott

Sept. 1 – 22, 2013

The Mountaintop A BOLD NEW PLAY THAT ASKS “WHAT IF?” by Katori Hall

Oct. 20 – Nov. 10, 2013


by Preston Lane with original music by Laurelyn Dossett inspired by THE SNOW QUEEN by Hans Christian Andersen

Dec. 1 – Dec. 22, 2013

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Feb. 9 – Mar. 2, 2014

Pump Boys and Dinettes

A COUNTRY MUSICAL SERVIN’ UP PIE & GAS book, lyrics and music by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann

Apr. 6 – May 4, 2014

All’s Well That Ends Well A LOVE STORY IN IAMBIC PENTAMETER by William Shakespeare

Productions, artists and dates subject to change.

Jun. 8 – 29, 2014

THE LUCK Y SEASON / 2013 - 2014


Proud supporter of Triad Stage

Wake Forest University Theatre announces its

2013-2014 Subscription Season The Laramie Project Embers and Stars by The Story of Petr MoisĂŠs Kaufman Ginz directed by Brook Davis September 20-29, 2013


music by Marc Shaiman lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan

directed by J.K. Curry November 1-10, 2013

by Cindy Gendrich & Andrew White

directed by Cindy Gendrich February 14-23, 2014

Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker adapted from the Thomas Keneally novel The Playmaker

directed by Sharon Andrews April 4-13, 2014

Season tickets available in September online at college.wfu.edu/theatre or by phone at 336.758.5295



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