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Preston Lane Artistic Director

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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 opening their own theater in the heart of historic downtown Greensboro.

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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 transformed the five-story building into a world-class theater center now called The Pyrle Theater, complete with a 300-seat theater and thrust stage, rehearsal hall, offices, two spacious lobbies, and other audience amenities.

The Grand Opening took place in January 2002 with Tennessee Williams’ modern classic Suddenly Last Summer. 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 create 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 the theater’s new production facility, relocating its scene, costume and properties shops as well as its warehouse.

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Preston Lane Artistic Director

Richard Whittington Managing Director

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Book, Lyrics, and Music by John Foley, Mark Hardwick,

Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, and Jim Wann Directed and Choreographed by Bryan Conger Scenic Design by Timothy R. Mackabee

Costume Design by Kendra Weeks

Lighting Design by Jesse Belsky

Sound Design by Jonathan Fredette

Musical Director Justin P. Cowan

Casting by Cindi Rush Casting

Tap Choreography by Sara Ruth Tourek

Stage Manager Emily J. Mails

Dance Captain Jonathan Cable

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Cast Jackson (Lead Guitar) ............................................................................. Gabe Bowling* L.M. (Piano/Accordion) ..................................................................... Jonathan Cable* Prudie Cupp (Percussion) ..................................................... Georgia Rogers Farmer Rhetta Cupp (Percussion) ............................................................... Gwendolyn Jones* Eddie (Bass)...................................................................................................... Aaron Bond Jim (Rhythm Guitar) ....................................................................................... Rob Kahn* Stage Manager ............................................................................................ Emily J. Mails*

Musical Numbers ACT I “Highway 57” (J. Wann) ................................................................................................. All “Taking It Slow” (J. Foley, M. Hardwick, J. Schimmel, J. Wann) .......... Pump Boys “Serve Yourself” (J. Wann) ......................................................................................... L.M. “Menu Song” (C. Morgan and D. Monk) ........................................................ Dinettes “The Best Man” (J. Wann)....................................................................................... Prudie “Fisherman’s Prayer” (J. Wann) ................................................................... Pump Boys “Catfish” (J. Wann and B. Simpson) ............................................................ Pump Boys “Mamaw” (J. Wann) ........................................................................................................ Jim “Be Good or Be Gone” (J. Wann) .......................................................................... Rhetta “Drinkin’ Shoes” ( M. Hardwick, C. Morgan, D. Monk) ......................................... All

ACT II “Pump Boys” (J. Wann) ................................................................................. Pump Boys “Mona” (J. Wann) .................................................................................................. Jackson “T.N.D.P.W.A.M.” (J. Wann) .................................................................................... L.M. “Tips” (D. Monk and C. Morgan) ...................................................................... Dinettes “Sister” (C. Morgan) ............................................................................................. Dinettes “Vacation” (J. Wann) ........................................................................................................ All “No Holds Barred” (J. Wann and C. Morgan) ........................................................... All “Farmer Tan” (J. Wann) .................................................................... L.M. and Dinettes “Highway 57” Reprise (J. Wann) ................................................................................... All “Closing Time” (J. Wann) ............................................................................................... All “Greatest Hits” (Medley) ................................................................................................ All

The Time: The present. The Place: Highway 57, somewhere between Frog Level and Smyrna. 11


Gabe Bowling * (Jackson) Triad Stage debut. Theater: Carl Perkins in Million Dollar Quartet (Chicago), Otis in Because of Winn Dixie (composed by Duncan Shiek, directed by John Tartaglia) SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody (Hugh Hanson, National tour) Film/TV: The Rosie Show, One Small Hitch. Training: Steppenwolf West. Music: Drink Me Up. www.drinkmeup.net

Jonathan Cable * (L.M.) Triad Stage debut. NYC theatre: HMS Pinafore, Ruddigore (City Center); Babes in Toyland (Avery Fisher Hall). Regional: Pump Boys and Dinettes (Alhambra Dinner Theatre); Hello, Dolly!, Annie, Big the Musical (Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre); West Side Story, Grand Hotel, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Hairspray (Maine State Music Theatre); Sisters of Swing (Infinity Theatre Company); Hairspray (Ogunquit Playhouse). Show Boat (Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre). Education: BFA Music Theatre, Illinois Wesleyan University. Georgia Rogers Farmer (Prudie Cupp) Triad Stage: Das Barbecü. Regional/Local: The Drowsy Chaperone, Sunshine Boys (Swift Creek Mill Theatre); The Music Man (Virginia Repertory Theatre); [title of show], Next Fall (Richmond Triangle Players); The Last Five Years (Broach Theatre); The Will Rogers Follies (Lee McRae Summer Theatre); Noises Off (Temple Theatre). Education: UNC Greensboro. Other: cabaret writer and performer; annual February cabaret UpStage Cabaret, Triad Stage; Richmond Theatre Critic’s Circle nominee Best Actress in a Musical, 2012. Gwendolyn Jones * (Rhetta Cupp) Triad Stage debut. Acting credits include National and International tours of Hair, 42nd Street, Nunset Boulevard starring Cindy Williams and Annie. Broadway, Off-Broadway and Regional credits include Chicago, Dear World (Barrymore Nominee), Full Monty, Sophie, Totie & Belle, Hello, Dolly!, Jekyll & Hyde, 42nd Street, Once Upon A Mattress, Mame and Thoroughly Modern Millie in such houses as The Papermill Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, The Benedum Center, and Walnut Street. She played Mrs. Claus 12


for several seasons in New York City’s Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular. Ms. Jones also performs as a Guest Artist with an extensive list of Symphony Orchestras. Education: American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music. In her spare time, she can be found raising llamas and sheep. Really! For Mom…www.gwendolynjones.com Aaron Bond (Eddie) Triad Stage debut. Local: Shrek: The Musical (Electric Guitar) with Community Theatre of Greensboro; Spamalot (Electric/Acoustic Bass) with UNCG Theatre program/Taylor Theatre. Education: Currently studying Music Composition at UNCG (expecting graduation in May 2014); Class of 2010 at Northern Guilford High School.

Rob Kahn * (Jim) Triad Stage: A Christmas Carol (2013), Wait Until Dark, My Fair Lady. National/Regional: Picasso at the Lapin Agile (National Tour & Chicago); Geffen Playhouse; Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Second City Chicago; Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte; Collaborative Arts; Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre; Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival; Interact Theatre Company Los Angeles (former Artistic Director); Maples Repertory Theater; The Mercury Theater; Royal George Theater; EgoPo Classic Theatre; Act II Playhouse; Odyssey Theatre; Gangbuster’s Theater; Temple Repertory Theatre; Bailiwick Repertory; Apple Tree Theater. TV: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Numb3rs; The District; Turks. Film: National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze; The Unlikely’s; Chronicles of an Exorcism; Perfect Timing; Callers; The Fifth. Education: MFA Acting, Temple University; BFA Musical Theater, Syracuse University. Bryan Conger (Director, Choreographer) is the Artistic Associate at Triad Stage. Triad Stage directing credits include: A Christmas Carol (2011, 2012, 2013); My Fair Lady; tick, tick . . . BOOM!; The Mystery of Irma Vep; Billy Bishop Goes to War; Associate Director for New Music (2011); 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. 13


Justin P. Cowan (Music Director) Triad Stage: A Christmas Carol (2013). NY Regional: West Side Story, The Producers, Hairspray, Cabaret, Annie Get Your Gun. Other Regional: Legally Blonde, How To Succeed... (Theatre By The Sea/Ocean State Theatre), [title of show], The Fantasticks (Florida Repertory Theatre), Little Shop Of Horrors, Something’s Afoot, A Grand Night For Singing (The Schoolhouse Theatre), Monty Python’s Spamalot, A Year With Frog And Toad (UNCG School of Music Theatre and Dance), Church Basement Ladies, Winter Wonderettes (Prather Entertainment Group), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Das Barbecü, Songs For A New World, The 25th Annual...Spelling Bee (BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theatre). Timothy R. Mackabee (Scenic Designer) Triad Stage: Shipwrecked: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself). Broadway: Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (directed by Spike Lee). Off-Broadway: Heathers: The Musical, Luce (Lincoln Center Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Public Theater), Our New Girl (Atlantic Theatre Company). Opera: Paul’s Case (UrbanArias), Tosca (Mill City Opera). Regional: Portland Center Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Syracuse Stage, Paper Mill Playhouse. Williamstown Theatre Festival: 8 Seasons. Dance: Doug Varone & Dancers, Cedar Lake Dance. Film/TV: Smash, The Today Show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (HBO), Margot at the Wedding. Upcoming: The Band’s Visit (directed by Hal Prince). Education: North Carolina School of the Arts, Yale School of Drama. www.timothymackabeedesign.com Kendra Weeks ◉ (Costume Designer) Kendra Weeks is a costume designer acquiring her MFA at UNCSA. This is her third production at Triad Stage. She has assisted the costume design for My Fair Lady and Snow Queen over the past few seasons. In addition to her work at Triad Stage, she has primarily designed in Winston-Salem for companies such as the Open Dream Ensemble and Peppercorn Children’s Theatre. Jesse Belsky (Lighting Designer) Triad Stage: Kingdom of Earth, Shipwrecked: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself). Recent: Antigone and Glass Guignol (directed by Lee Breuer); Asphalt Orchestra (Bang On A Can). NYC: The Body Politic (59E59), Lysistrata and Women of Troy (La Mama Annex) and My Trip Down The Pink Carpet (starring Leslie Jordan). Regional: Managing Maxine (Asolo Repertory Theater), Lydia and Rough Crossing (Yale Repertory Theater) and The Year of Magical Thinking (Playmakers Repertory Theater). Jesse has taught lighting design at Connecticut College and UNC Greensboro. MFA, Yale School of Drama. www.jessebelsky.com Jonathan Fredette◉ (Sound Designer) Triad Stage: Wait Until Dark, Reverse Psychology. Film/TV: Beyond the Door, Revelation, Mirror Lake, Catalyst. Education: BFA Media Studies, UNCG 2005; 3rd year MFA at UNCSA in Theater Sound. www.jonfredette.com 14


Sara Ruth Tourek (Tap Choreographer) holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance/ Choreography from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Technique from Ohio Universtiy. Sara is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dance at Elon University. Before residing in North Carolina, Sara lived and worked in New York City. She has choreographed and performed in many states including: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Texas, West Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Sara has a wide range of teaching experience including classical ballet, pointe, contemporary dance, choreography and dance appreciation. Sara also serves as the Lead Dance Instructor at Governor’s School West and is the active Secretary of the North Carolina Dance Alliance board. Christine Morris * ◊ (Resident Vocal Coach) At Triad Stage since 2006. Other coaching includes 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: Marthy Owen in Anna Christie; Taw Avery in New Music: Better Days; Cordie Grindstaff in Providence Gap; Mme. Pernelle in Tartuffe; various ladies & King George in Bloody Blackbeard. UNCG Theatre faculty. Member of Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, and the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA). 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, Rooms, Jacques Brel, Six Dance Lessons, The Thing About Men, Urinetown, The Hurricane Katrina Comedy Festival. 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. Tours: “Barney”, “Curious George”, “Kidz Bop”. 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: Anna Christie, Snow Queen, The Mountaintop, Wait Until Dark, Tennessee Playboy, My Fair Lady, Kingdom of Earth, A Christmas Carol (2012), Shipwrecked!, Trouble in Mind, The Illusion, Ain’t Misbehavin’, 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. Regional: A Thousand Cranes (North Carolina Shakespeare Festival); Rigoletto (Greensboro Opera); Crime and Punishment, Merry Wives of Windsor, Into the Woods (Orlando Shakespeare Festival). Education: BFA in Technical Production, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States ◊ Student or Faculty Member with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Theatre Department ◉ Student or Faculty Member with the School of Drama at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts 15


Triad Stage Co-Founders Richard Whittington (Managing Director/CoFounder) has served as Managing Director of Triad Stage since its inception. Rich earned an 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 13th season at Triad Stage where he has directed over 35 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, Providence Gap and Snow Queen. Preston is a recipient of an NC Arts Council Playwright Fellowship.

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 UNCSA 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.

Follow Preston on Twitter at @aprestonlane.

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from the director Good food. Great music. Lifelong friendships. These are things that I have always loved and treasured throughout my life. From my Grandma’s legendary banana pudding to my favorite Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty duets album to my best friend who's always willing to sing in the car with me, these are the things that have shaped who I am and have given me memories to carry forever. I think we all remember that first song we slow danced to or that dish Mom makes that always tastes like home. This is what Pump Boys and Dinettes celebrates: friendship, family and home. We often talk about collaboration in the theater (it's a buzz word that gets thrown around with ease), but it truly is what sets theater apart from all the other arts. Those moments of true collaboration — where every part comes together to make a transcendent experience — are what we theater artists aspire to and strive for. Yet those moments are rare. How lucky we are that six friends and artists came together in one of those unique moments of collaboration to create Pump Boys and Dinettes, a show that is so uniquely authentic with its mixing of genres, musical styles, and story and song. As I have worked on this piece, the collaboration of its creators has been made evident to me. You can see and hear the influence of each of them and how beautifully all are woven together to make it theirs. At the same time, they have left room for other artists to create the show anew. I was fortunate enough to meet Jim Wann in March. As we talked, he told me it was all about casting and finding the right group of actors to bring the show to life. The six performers you are going to see do just that. Their amazing talents and unique chemistry breathe new vibrancy into each character, story and song. They, along with my music director and design team, have given me a moment of true collaboration and I hope that is evident to you as harmonies happen, relationships are revealed and stories sing. I am thrilled to be bringing Pump Boys and Dinettes back to its home and to celebrate the things that we hold near and dear to us. It doesn’t matter where you come from, because there is something on the menu for everyone on Highway 57. So sit back, relax, and be welcomed home! Bryan conger

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A Country Collaboration The Making of

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What happens when you throw four men selling high octane on Highway 57 together with a couple of waitresses from the Double Cupp Diner? The result is a hilarious and heartbreaking dose of country music at its finest. The New York Times said Pump Boys and Dinettes is “both musically and theatrically, a triumph of ensemble playing. It doesn’t merely celebrate the value of friendship and life’s simple pleasures, it embodies them.” But before it was a show, Pump Boys and Dinettes got its start in Jim Wann and Mark Hardwick’s two-man show at the Cattleman Lounge in New York City. It was attached to a restaurant, and Wann says their act sought “to entertain the ‘tired businessman’ who had come for the drinks, the steaks, and the waitresses in classic Western saloon girl attire.” The men performed original songs, and an idea was sparked. Wann thought of “a gas station in Chapel Hill, NC, that had old wood floors, a pot belly stove, and music on Friday nights.” Soon, the duo began dressing as gas station workers and their imaginations ran free. The show evolved to include two more men and two women, a motley crew

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of pump boys from the station and waitresses from the Double Cupp Diner, located somewhere between the towns of Frog Level and Smyrna, North Carolina. At the Double Cupp the coffee is hot, the people are good looking, and there is endless fun to be had. July 10th, 1981, marked the formal theater premiere of the show at the Chelsea West Side Arts Theatre, but it soon transferred to the Colonnades Theatre in October and then to Broadway at the Princess Theatre where it opened on February 4th, 1982, and ran for over a year. The creation of the show was a true act of collaboration. All six cast members composed the music and directed the Broadway production together. They were all nominated for a Tony and a Drama Desk Award for Best Musical. The cast recording, with music played on traditional instruments and kitchen utensils, was listened to far and wide and even had a song that landed on the Hot Country Songs charts. The show is still produced across the country and around the world, and the Double Cupp Diner continues to be the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the classic tunes with a delicious piece of pie and the friendliest of company.

Program Notes by Price Felker, Assistant Director Pictured Left: Vintage gas pumps at Colfax Custom Frames and Gallery on Sandy Ridge Road. Taken by Triad Stage Marketing and Social Media Manager Megan Mabry on location for a photo shoot with the cast. Pictured Above: The Country Kitchen in Timberlake, North Carolina. Taken by Musical Director Justin P. Cowan on an afternoon road trip down Highway 57 with Director Bryan Conger.

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Country Roots The Power of Home & Family

I have loved performing since I was big enough to

wrestle my little brothers & sisters into sitting long enough for me to sing them my

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masterpiece I just hope y’all will come

out and see this

little

girl from the hills of Tennessee walk out

big ole stage and make her there on that

dreams come true don’t make me wrestle you too ‘cause I will if I have to!

Dolly Parton

I was blessed to have family members who encouraged me to pursue my dreams Whether it is your parents or your uncles or your aunts or even the neighbor down the road, it’s important that kids have someone who

encourages them to chase their rainbow


GOOD , LOVIN KEEPS A HOME

TOGE TH ER Tammy Wynette One thing that really makes a place home

is having a place where my grandchildren

can run & play & do

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This is a crime-free place. Knowing all of

this makes me more

relaxeD George Jones I loved being outside

, We d hold lightning bugs in our fingers & pretend they were

diamond rings

Loretta Lynn


ANNOUNCING 6 PLAYS AT THE PYRLE IN GREENSBORO THE 39 STEPS

DIRTY BLONDE

A HILARIOUS COMEDY

A LOVE STORY WITH MUSIC

adapted by Patrick Barlow, from the novel by John Buchan, from the movie of Alfred Hitchcock

by Claudia Shear original score by Bob Stillman JAN 25 - FEB 15, 2015

AUG 31 - SEPT 28, 2014

THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING

CRIMES OF THE HEART

A TREASURED CLASSIC

by Beth Henley * Presented in Connection with Beth Henley's ABUNDANCE in Winston-Salem

A SOUTHERN COMEDY

by Carson McCullers OCT 19 - NOV 9, 2014

APRIL 5 - 26, 2015

SNOW QUEEN

COMMON ENEMY

A WINTER ADVENTURE

A WORLD PREMIERE DRAMA

by Preston Lane with original music by Laurelyn Dossett - Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's THE SNOW QUEEN

by Preston Lane JUNE 7 - 28, 2015

NOV 28 - DEC 21, 2014

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The 2014-2015 Triad Stage Season ANNOUNCING 4 PLAYS AT THE HANESBRANDS IN WINSTON-SALEM UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL

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A CONTEMPORARY COMIC DRAMA

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FEB 11 - 22, 2015 SEPT 17 - 28, 2014

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

ABUNDANCE

A WORLD PREMIERE DRAMA

A WILD WESTERN

by Charles Dickens adapted by Preston Lane

by Beth Henley * Presented in Connection with Beth Henley's CRIMES OF THE HEART in Greensboro

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Think you know all about Triad Stage? A few facts might surprise you.

FABLE: My ticket price covers the cost of the production. FACT: Ticket sales and services account for only 60% of our total budget; we depend on contributions for the remaining 40%. Your ticket price essentially covers just half of what you experience when you come to Triad Stage. If we had to survive on ticket sales alone, every seat to every performance would be at least $50 (our current average ticket price is $25).

FABLE: The productions at Triad Stage are touring shows created elsewhere. FACT: Each and every set, costume and prop is created right here in Greensboro. Triad Stage employs 16 full-time and 16 part-time professionals who see the show from inception to the stage. We also hire 247 actors, directors, designers and technicians during the season. These artists are both local talent and nationally recognized leaders in their field.

FABLE: Triad Stage will move to the new Performing Arts Center. FACT: Triad Stage owns and operates two buildings — the theater and

administrative offices at 232 South Elm Street and the Scene Shop on Holbrook Street. Triad Stage will continue to build, create and perform in these spaces as well as our new space in Winston-Salem at the Hanesbrands Theatre.

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Annual Campaign Contributors Triad Stage wishes to thank the following individuals, corporations and foundations who have contributed generously to our 2013-2014 Annual Campaign. Annual Campaign contributors as of March 24, 2014 * Donors who have renewed commitments for 2014

PRODUCERS CIRCLE ($10,000+) Clem & Hayes Clement* Kathy Manning & Randall Kaplan* Kyle Jackson, MD* Linda & Tom Sloan* Pam & David Sprinkle Susan & Eric Wiseman The Honorable Aldona Wos & Mr. Louis DeJoy CENTER STAGE ($5,000–$9,999) Anonymous* Lindsey & Frank Auman Betty & Jim Becher Joseph M. Bryan, Jr.* Pat & Pete Cross Rob DaVanzo* The John G.B., Jr. and Jane R. Ellison Family Foundation Haynes & Ginger Griffin Maureen & Bob Ihrie*

Tobee & Leonard Kaplan J.A. King & Company Kathryn & Bobby Long Marge Michel Mindy & Chad Oakley* Sylvia & Norman Samet Bill Soles Robert Strickland Family Foundation Harrison & Martha Turner*

FRONT ROW ($2,500–$4,999) Steve & Jackie Bell Ms. Brandon Bensley Joanne Bluethenthal Jim & Louise Brady Dr. Helen Brooks* Jeb Brooks Lisa & Willie Bullock* Linda & Jim Carlisle* Kristin & Craig Carlock Holly Chambers & Richard Steedle* The Copeland Family Rick & Rebecca Craig Christine & Chris Hobson*

Laura & Alan Irvin* Ron Johnson & Bill Roane* Barbara Kretzer* Ernest & Shelby Lane Carol & Seymour Levin Bob & Donna Newton Julie Olin* Richard A. Parker Debby L. Reynolds* Dabney & Walker Sanders* Kay Stern Ruthie & Alan Tutterow* Jane & Jonathan Ward 42


STAGE HAND ($1,000–$2,499) Anonymous Kate R. Barrett* Betty & Dennis Barry* Marianne & Jim Bennett Joe Brantley* Carol & Jeff Burgess* Joann & Bill Cassell Sally & Alan Cone* Jean & Ralph Davison* Carol & David DeVries Susie & Rasmus Fenger Dionis & Gordon Griffin Rusty & Van Gunter* Beth Harrington* David Hemm T. Henry & Dell B. Wilson Family Fund Bill & Hoppy Hervey* Tomasita & Sam Jacubowitz* David & Emily Johnston* Matt & Kathy Kottyan Michael Lewis Sue & Neil Lutins* Christopher Mattern Misty McCall

Judy & Dan McGinn Kellie Melinda Jane & Dan Moore Cissy & Bill Parham* Margaret M. Penn The Poteat-Smiths Tim & Carolynn Rice John Riley Nancy & Frederick Sharpless Kim & Bassam Smir Pat & Gordon Soenksen Amy Speas* Paula Stober & Bill Bucklen Willie Taylor* May Toms* The Thomas Ralph Wear III Family Katie & Randall White Len & Judy White* Courtney & Richard Whittington Judy & Bob Wicker Woodruff Family Law Group Lynn Wooten & Paul Russ* Ann & Ben Zuraw

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Linda Cykert Larry Davis Gerald & Marge Doty Pam & Alan Duncan Debra Dykes Mona & Emanuel Edwards Nancy & Jim Edwards Jean & Robert Finley Larry French* Dr. Deborah Friedman Robert W. Fuller Denise Gabriel Silvia & Thomas Gahm Felice Gavin Mary Ann & Allen Gerhard Mr. & Mrs. Edward N. Gideon, Jr. Betty Godwin Terri & Robert Goldberg A Happy Birthday to Dr. Willie L Taylor Guilford College Art Appreciation Club Patricia Gutzwiller & Alan Spiewak Jay & Deb Gyure Libby Haile & Donald Martin Mark & Linda Hale Barbara Hall Marty & Porter Halyburton Janis Hammett Brenda C. Hampton Ron & Becky Hampton Anne & Bill Hardin Karyn Harrell & Cindy Kimbrell, DVMs Jerry & Melissa Harrelson Cyril & Judith Harvey Hon. & Mrs. A. Robinson Hassell Angela Hays Dr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Hedgpeth Pat Hester Wes & Rose Hood David & Rodna Hurewitz Sallie & Hoke Huss Judith Hyman* IHO Holly Chambers & Rick Steedle Dell & Frank James Joia Johnson Marcia & Orton Jones

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FRIEND (continued) Denny Kelly & Lou Bouvier Sue & Jim Kennedy Milton Kern Eleanor & John Ketcham Jennifer Killingsworth Robert Kilpatrick & Jackie Palmer Bonnie & John Knab Virginia & David Knox Bob & Levina Kollar Kelly Krantz Derek Krueger & Gene Rogers Donna & Tom Lambeth Hugh & Anita Lawson Eric Lee Carolyn C. Lester* Michele & Pat Levy Grey W. Lineweaver Mandy Lotz in honor of Sherry Barr Jack & Judy MacDowall Mary & Gustav Magrinat Marcy Maury Bud & Reba Maxson Tom & Marilou May Donald & Eleanor McCrickard Angus & Wynn McGregor Jim & Joyce McKenzie Carol H. Melvin Benedicte & Christian Mengel Cliff & Kathryn Miller Gary & Nancy Miller Robert & Bonnie Miller Hal & Amy Mohorn Diane P. Monnier Agnes & David M. Moore II* Barbara & Bill Moran Donna Moran & Garnett Hughes Ninevah & Dan Murray The Nashes Judith ( J. T.) Nebenzahl Floyd & Joann Nesbitt Karol & John Neufeld Margaret & Vernon Newlin Gaynelle Bass Nichols John & Emily Odom David Olson Zack & Nancy Osborne

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Triad Stage is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, with donations tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SUPPORTING TRIAD STAGE THROUGH DONATIONS OR SPONSORSHIP, PLEASE CONTACT:

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FOUNDATION SUPPORT Cemala Foundation City of Greensboro Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Hillsdale Fund Roberts Family Foundation The Shubert Arts Foundation Weaver Foundation

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“ Major funding for Triad Stage is provided by ArtsGreensboro and contributions from patrons like you.”

When you support ArtsGreensboro, you not only make tonight’s performance possible, you also help support hundreds of other arts events, exhibits & exciting projects across Greensboro. ArtsGreensboro is the new brand of the United Arts Council. Visit our new website at artsgreensboro.org and connect with the thriving arts scene of a great city. Together, we put the Arts first in Greensboro. Give online securely right now at www.artsgreensboro.org, or simply give us a call weekdays at 336-373-7523, extension 243. Thank you!

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Officers

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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

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 Anna Lowe, Ainsley Patterson, Bonnie Pachasa, Rachel Rutz, Joseph Rollins, Box Office Associates Jenna McMillan, Carrie Miller, Bar Staff Janita Colbert, UpStage Cabaret Bartender

Members at Large

Production

Kate Barrett, Jeb Brooks, Linda Carlisle, Craig Carlock, D. Hayes Clement, Lynda Clifford, Jim Fisher, Chris Hobson, Tomasita Jacubowitz, Christina Johnson, John Kelly, Dan McAlister, Donna Newton, Julie Olin, Cissy Parham, Margaret Penn, Todd Rangel, Debby L. Reynolds, Paul Russ, Dabney Sanders, Tom Sloan, Kathleen Smith, Amy Speas, Ernestine Taylor

Tim Kottyan, Production Manager Nick Rutz, Technical Director Emily J. Mails, Resident Stage Manager Eric Hart, Properties Master Kathleen Ludwig, Costume Shop Manager Liz Stewart, Master Electrician Jonathan Fredette, Sound Supervisor Amanda Warriner, Lead Carpenter Andrew Landon Cutler, Wardrobe Supervisor Mary Beth Pazdernik, Stitcher / Rentals Coordinator Lisa Bledsoe, Props Assistant Matt Hirst, Sound Assistant

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

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Artistic Preston Lane, Artistic Director Bryan Conger, Artistic Associate Price Felker, Artistic Assistant

Administrative Richard Whittington, Managing Director Jason Bogden, Business Manager Robin Campbell, Company Manager Melanie Soles, Fundraising Consultant Cedric Blue II, Development Assistant Megan Mabry, Marketing & Social Media Manager Kim Doty, Marketing Assistant Anna Lowe, Greensboro Marketing Intern Sydney Leto, Winston-Salem Marketing Intern Kevin Patterson, Publicity 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 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 greatgrandchildren of the Kaplan family with whom she shared her love, wisdom and joy of life.

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Greensboro Opera is proud to present

Renè Barbera as Tonio in Donizetti's The Daughter of the Regiment January 9 & 11, 2015. For complete 2014-2015 season information, please visit:

www.GreensboroOpera.org

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