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JANUARY 29 TO FEBRUARY 28

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Welcome to the world premiere of Compulsion!

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I am pleased to introduce Yale Rep audiences to this unique new play by Rinne Groff. Inspired by actual events and the lives and writings of Meyer Levin and Anne Frank, Rinne has created a world where reality and imagination blur in delightful and unexpected ways; where passion can easily turn into obsession; and where good intentions do not guarantee the desired outcome. In telling the story of one man’s quest for truth and justice in the face of art, commerce, political will, and self-interest, Compulsion asks hard questions about our history, our culture, and our nature. And like all great works of art, it does not offer easy or comfortable answers.

A related set of questions echo in the findings of a seven-year study on the state of the new American play conducted by Theatre Development Fund. The results, recently published in the book Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play, have sparked remarkable conversations among artists and institutional leaders throughout the professional theatre. Just as Compulsion’s Sid Silver spends a lifetime trying to bring his play to the stage, playwrights across the country today are struggling to marshal the appropriate resources to produce their work: theatres and writers are assessing best practices that support artists and engage audiences, so as to sustain the vitality of our art form. © 2008 Hospitality 3

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This is a task to which Yale Rep has devoted itself since its founding in 1966: our theatre’s history is defined most vividly by our productions of new plays by emerging and established writers such as August Wilson, Christopher Durang, Athol Fugard, Suzan-Lori Parks, Sarah Ruhl, Rolin Jones, Lucinda Coxon, José Rivera, David Adjmi, and Octavio Solis, among many others. In 2008, the Robina Foundation helped to reinforce that commitment through a grant supporting the establishment of the Yale Center for New Theatre, which includes among its wide-ranging activities the commissioning, development and production of new plays and musicals at Yale Rep. This co-production of Compulsion, in particular, is cause for celebration. The four-week run in New Haven marks the first stop of the play’s national journey. Through an invigorating partnership with The Public Theater in New York and Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California, this wondrously inventive and deeply moving play will benefit from ongoing rehearsal and production at all three theatres and the invaluable responses of its audiences. All of us at Yale Rep are thrilled to share this experience with you, and with our colleagues and fellow theatre lovers in Berkeley and New York. I am also pleased to invite you to become a fan of Yale Rep on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ yalerep), where your thoughts and comments are appreciated, and where you can help us get the word out about Compulsion here in our own community, as well as to your family and friends across the country. And of course, I look forward to receiving and responding to the messages you send to me at james.bundy@yale.edu. Your experiences here at Yale Rep are important to all of us who work here, and we are never more honored than when you take the time to share your thoughts with us. Sincerely,

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the public theater Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director Andrew D. Hamingson, Executive Director

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COMPULSION RINNE GROFF By

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Compulsion was commissioned by Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The Public Theater. Production support for Compulsion is provided by the Yale Center for New Theatre, established in 2008 to support the development of new plays and musicals through a generous grant from The Robina Foundation. Compulsion was developed with support from the Orchard Project Theatre Residency Program (www.orchardproject.com). season media sponsor

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In Search of a T e ll e r Rinne Groff’s Compulsion is a fictional work based on two very real writers: Anne Frank and Meyer Levin. Anne Frank left the world a sheaf of papers—including her diary, filled with her most intimate thoughts. Even as a teenager, she showed the dedication and discipline of a mature writer, revising her diary entries, novellas, and short stories, but she never got the chance to explore all of her potential. Meyer Levin enjoyed a long writer’s life and left the world with a whole shelf of writing: a lifetime full of novels, articles, and letters. He wrote two autobiographies, and he even created a character, Sid Silver, based on himself. And though they never met, their lives are forever connected.

“That’s the difficulty in these times: ideals, dreams, cherished hopes rise within us, only to meet the horrible truth and be shattered. It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” —From Anne Frank’s July 15, 1944, diary entry

Few diaries have been—or, perhaps, ever will be—as widely known, read, and loved as Anne Frank’s. Although it was first published in the Netherlands in 1947, and subsequently translated and circulated throughout Europe, another five years lapsed before Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl would find an American audience. Published in 1952 by Doubleday & Company, the thin volume hit bookstore shelves at a time when most Americans had little knowledge of what had actually transpired in Nazi concentration camps. Meyer Levin, a prominent journalist and novelist, wrote the glowing review that helped to transform Anne’s private musings into a bestselling sensation.

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“There is anguish in the thought of how much creative power, how much sheer beauty of living, was cut off through genocide. But through her diary Anne goes on living...Surely she will be widely loved, for this wise and wonderful young girl brings back a poignant delight in the infinite human spirit.”

—Meyer Levin in the New York Times review of Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl,1952

In 1950, Meyer Levin read a copy of the French version of the diary, given to him by his wife Tereska Torres. At that point in his literary life, Levin had published The Old Bunch, Citizens, and My Father’s House, among other novels and articles. His work captured Jewish American life, workers’ strikes, and the treacherous underground route European Jews took into Israel. He also dabbled in the performing arts: he ran a puppet theatre in his hometown of Chicago where he staged O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape with marionettes. Most remarkably, Levin had been a war correspondent and covered the liberation of the concentration camps in Eastern Europe. His 1949 autobiography In Search attempts to describe his experiences there and the atrocities that defied almost every attempt at description.

“As I groped in the first weeks, beginning to apprehend the monstrous shape of the story I would have to tell, I knew already that I would never penetrate its heart of bile, for the magnitude of this horror seemed beyond human register... Occasionally I could tell a story that gave a tangential glimpse into the hearts of the survivors. Some day a teller would arise from amongst themselves.” —Meyer Levin in his autobiography, In Search, 1949

Meyer Levin believed that Anne was such a teller. He became one of the diary’s most avid and enthusiastic advocates, a mission that eventually lead him to become mired in legal battles for three decades, almost up until his death in 1981. Though, unfortunately, many of Meyer Levin’s novels are now only found in libraries or secondhand bookstores, and his struggle largely relegated to footnotes in Anne’s story, the success of her diary is part of his legacy. And that thin volume, in which a young girl formulated one of the most famous expressions of belief in human decency, will be his home. Fortunately Anne Frank’s diary shows no signs of ever going out of print.

—AMY BORATKO, PRODUCTION DRAMATURG

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cast HANNAH CABELL (miss mermin, mrs. silver) New York credits include the Broadway revival of A Man for All Seasons (Roundabout Theatre Company), Pumpgirl (Manhattan Theatre Club), Jane Eyre (The Acting Company), Millicent Scowlworthy (Summer Play Festival), Gentleman Caller (Clubbed Thumb), Mark Smith (13P), and Uncivil Wars (Pickup Performance Company). Her regional credits include the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of Three Sisters (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Lewis Black’s Slight Hitch (New York Stage and Film); the world premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Sedition, Mary’s Wedding (Westport Country Playhouse); and ten seasons with The Barnstormers Theatre in New Hampshire. She received her BA from Oberlin College and her MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

MANDY PATINKIN (mr. SILVER) won the Tony Award for his Broadway debut in Evita and was again nominated for Sunday in the Park with George and The Wild Party. He also appeared on Broadway in Trelawny of the ‘Wells,’ The Shadow Box, The Secret Garden, Falsettos, and his solo concerts Dress Casual, Celebrating Sondheim, and Mamaloshen. For the New York Shakespeare Festival/The Public Theater, Mandy appeared in Leave It to Beaver Is Dead; The Knife; The Winter’s Tale; Henry IV, Part I; Rebel Women; Hamlet; and Dress Casual. Other theatre credits include The Split, Savages, Enemy of the People, and most recently The Tempest at Classic Stage Company. Film appearances include The Choking Man, Pinero, The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, Lulu on the Bridge, Men with Guns, The Princess Bride, Yentl, The Music of Chance, Daniel, Ragtime, Impromptu, The Doctor, Alien Nation, Dick Tracy, The House on Carroll Street, True Colors, Maxie, and Squanto: Indian Warrior. Television series include Chicago Hope (Emmy Award), Showtime’s Dead Like Me, and Criminal Minds. His solo albums include Mandy Patinkin, Mandy Patinkin Dress Casual, and on the Nonesuch label: Experiment, Oscar and Steve, Mamaloshen, Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim, and Kidults. Mandy continues to tour his concerts Dress Casual, Celebrating Sondheim, Mamaloshen, and An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin.

STEPHEN BARKER TURNER (mr. thomas, mr. harris, mr. ferris, mr. matzliach) appeared as Jerry in The Evildoers at Yale Rep in 2008. He has also appeared in The Scene, After Ashley (world premieres, Humana Festival of New American Plays); Hedda Gabler (American Conservatory Theater); All My Sons (Roundabout); Race (Classic Stage Company); A Letter from Ethel Kennedy (MCC Theater); Lips (Primary Stages); Measure for Measure, All’s Well That Ends Well, Richard III (New York 10

Shakespeare Festival); as well as productions at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Arena Stage, Long Wharf, Intiman Theatre, Magic Theater, Denver Center Theatre Company, Hartford Stage Company, and New York Stage and Film, among others. His film and television credits include The Scene (upcoming), Human Resources (upcoming), We Pedal Uphill, Satellite, The Warrior Class, The Disappearance of Andy Waxman, Cosmopolitan, Blair Witch 2, Machiavelli Rises, all three Law & Order series, Hack, Sex and the City, Swift Justice, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, and All My Children. Mr. Turner is a graduate of The Juilliard School and a Fox Fellow.

EMILY DeCOLA (PUPPETEER) works with puppetry and masks as a designer, director, and performer. As a puppeteer, she has appeared in New York in Hamlet (The Public Theater), regionally in Peter and Wendy and Prelude to a Death in Venice (Mabou Mines), and on television in LazyTown (Nickelodeon). She is a founding member (with Eric Wright) of The Puppet Kitchen: a full-service puppet studio in New York’s East Village.

LIAM HURLEY (PUPPETEER) has worked as a puppeteer for eight years in and around New York City. He has performed for thousands of children as part of City Parks Foundation’s Puppets in the Parks touring company and has built several shows for the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park. Liam was a performer in Erik Sanko’s The Fortune Teller at HERE Arts Center and Dartmouth College, as well as Ice Cream for Diablo by Oliver Dalzell. He has played drums for the Off-Broadway production of Reefer Madness and currently tours with singer/songwriter Josh Ritter.

ERIC WRIGHT (PUPPETEER) has puppeteered in New York in Powerhouse (New York International Fringe Festival); The Cat Who Went to Heaven (The Culture Project); Disfarmer, Hiroshima Maiden (St. Ann’s Warehouse); La Bella Dormente Nel Bosco, Petrushka (Lincoln Center); and Madama Butterfly (The Metropolitan Opera). His regional credits include Peter and Wendy (Arena Stage) and Don’t Trust Anyone Over Thirty (Art Basel Miami). His television work includes three seasons on PBS’s SeeMore’s Playhouse as Harry Hippo. www.puppetkitchen.com

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MATT ACHESON (PUPPET DESIGNER, puppetry supervisor) has had

Award for Outstanding Production); Homebody/Kabul (Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Production); Angels in America (Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director). He has directed world premieres of plays by Philip Kan Gotanda, David Henry Hwang, Emily Mann, Suzan-Lori Parks, Ellen McLaughlin, and Eduardo Machado, among many others. He commissioned Tony Kushner’s Angels in America at the Eureka Theatre Company in San Francisco and directed its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum. He was a professor of Theatre, Speech and Dance at Brown University, where he founded and chaired the Trinity Rep/Brown University Consortium for professional theatre training. He received honorary doctorates from Rhode Island College in 1999 and Brown in 2001 and currently serves as Professor of Dramatic Writing and Arts and Public Policy at New York University.

the pleasure of performing, building, and touring extensively with Basil Twist’s productions of Symphonie Fantastique, Petrushka, Master Peter’s Puppet Show, and La Bella Dormente Nel Bosco; Dan Hurlin’s productions of Hiroshima Maiden and Disfarmer; the Mabou Mines production of Peter and Wendy; Lee Breuer’s A Prelude to Death in Venice; Paula Vogel’s A Long Christmas Ride Home; and was the puppetry rehearsal director for The Metropolitan Opera’s Madama Butterfly. Matt has also worked with choreographer Nami Yamamoto on A Howling Flower and directs the St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab with Tom Lee. Film credits include the national and international Audience Choice Award-winning In the House of the Sin Eater, which he wrote, directed, and designed with filmmaker Paul Kloss. Currently Matt is collaborating with Tom Lee to create a new piece for the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater in Central Park.

JESSICA BARKER (STAGE MANAGER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include The Bedtrick, The Robbers, I Am a Superhero, Peer Gynt, Learning Russian, and Dramatis Personae. Other recent credits include Lydia (Yale Rep); Three Sisters, or a Dormouse’s Tale; Little Shop of Horrors (Yale Cabaret); Fly-by-Night: A New Musical (Yale Summer Cabaret); Fall Opera Scenes (Yale Opera); sam i was (Yale Institute for Music Theatre); La Passion de Simone and Lemi Ponifasio’s Requiem (Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival). She received her BFA in technical theatre from the University of Central Missouri.

AMY BORATKO (DRAMATURG) previously served as dramaturg on the Yale Rep productions of Notes from Underground, A Woman of No Importance, Eurydice, and The Cherry Orchard. Other dramaturgy credits include The Time of Your Life, The Summer People, Romeo and Juliet, The War Is Over (Yale School of Drama); as well as Voice and Vision’s Envision Retreat at Bard College. She is the Literary Manager at Yale Rep. She has been a teaching fellow at Yale College and Yale School of Drama and was a managing editor of Theater magazine. A graduate of Rice University, she received her MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from Yale School of Drama.

OSKAR EUSTIS (DIRECTOR) has been the Artistic Director of The Public Theater since 2005. He won a 2009 Tony Award as producer of Hair. From 1981 through 1986, he was resident director and dramaturg at the Eureka Theatre Company in San Francisco and Artistic Director there until 1989, when he moved to L.A.’s Mark Taper Forum as Associate Artistic Director, where he remained until 1994. Mr. Eustis then served as Artistic Director at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island, for eleven years. At The Public he has directed the 2008 Shakespeare in the Park production of Hamlet and Rinne Groff’s The Ruby Sunrise. At Trinity Rep he directed the world premiere of Paula Vogel’s The Long Christmas Ride Home (Elliot Norton

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RINNE GROFF (PLAYWRIGHT) is the author of the plays The Ruby Sunrise (The Public Theater), What Then (Clubbed Thumb), Jimmy Carter Was a Democrat (PS 122), Orange Lemon Egg Canary (Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival of New Plays), The Five Hysterical Girls Theorem (Target Margin Theater), Inky (Women’s Project), and The Molière Impromptu (Trinity Repertory Company), among others; and of the musicals In the Bubble (book and co-lyrics; American Musical Theater Project) and Saved (co-book and lyrics; Playwrights Horizons). Rinne has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Sundance Theatre Lab, the Australian National Playwrights Conference, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Perry Mansfield New Noises Festival, and Chautauqua Theater Company; OBIE Award and NYSCA Individual Artist grants; and a Whiting Writers Award. She wrote for a season of Weeds on Showtime. She is a founding member of Elevator Repair Service and a member of New Dramatists and the Dramatists Guild. Rinne received her BA from Yale College and MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she teaches in the Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing.

THOM JONES (VOCAL AND DIALECT COACH) has been the Voice and Speech Director for Trinity Repertory Company for nine seasons. His theatre credits include productions at The Public Theater (New York), Long Wharf Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Hangar Theatre (six seasons), Rites and Reason, Providence Black Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Huntington Theatre Company, and Dallas Theatre Center. Film and Television credits include Black Irish with Brendan Gleeson and Melissa Leo; Edge of Darkness with Mel Gibson; Rabbit Hole with Nicole Kidman, Dianne Wiest, and Aaron Eckhart; and Brotherhood (Showtime). He is director of voice and speech for the Brown/Trinity Rep Consortium. Other teaching: Purchase College, NYU at Playwrights Horizons, The Paper Mill Playhouse Conservatory, Providence College, and Rhode Island College.

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EUGENE LEE (SCENIC DESIGNER) has been the production designer at

MARIE YOKOYAMA (LIGHTING DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at

Saturday Night Live since 1974. He holds BFA degrees from the Art Institute of Chicago and Carnegie Mellon, an MFA from Yale, and three honorary doctorates. He is currently represented on Broadway by the musical Wicked. He has received the Tony Award, American Theatre Wing’s Design Award, Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Achievement, and Pell Award. He was recently inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in New York. He lives with his wife Brooke in Providence, where they raised their two sons.

Yale School of Drama, where her credits include American Catnip, The French Play (Carlotta Festival of New Plays); The Ghost Sonata, Man=Man, and Jelly’s Last Jam. Yale Cabaret credits include The Homecoming Project, Mask Ritual: Electra, One for the Road, and The Little Prince. Credits outside of the university include King Cat Calico produced by Son of Semele and The Underpants by Little Fish Theatre. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach, with a BA in Technical Theatre Arts in 2006.

LISA LOEN (COSTUME DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School

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of Drama, where her credits include last season’s The French Play (Carlotta Festival of New Plays) and Brecht’s Man=Man. At Yale Cabaret she designed The Little Prince, Babs the Dodo, Dancing in the Dark, and Chicano Sketches. Other theatre credits include The Threepenny Opera, Uncle Vanya, and Luku Lake (Wright State University Dance Ensemble). She received a BFA in costume design from Wright State University in 2007.

and is now one of the nation’s preeminent cultural institutions, producing new plays, musicals, and revivals of classics. The Public’s mandate to create a theater for all New Yorkers reaches more than 250,000 people each year at six downtown stages, including Joe’s Pub and Shakespeare in the Park. The Public has won 42 Tony Awards, 145 OBIE Awards, 39 Drama Desk Awards, and four Pulitzer Prizes and transferred 52 shows to Broadway, including most recently, the Tony Awardwinning revival of Hair. www.publictheater.org

TARA RUBIN CASTING (CASTING DIRECTORS) has been casting at Yale Rep since 2004. Broadway: A Little Night Music, Billy Elliot (Adult Casting), Shrek, Guys and Dolls, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Jersey Boys, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, The Phantom of the Opera, The Country Girl, Young Frankenstein, The Farnsworth Invention, Rock ’n’ Roll, The History Boys (US casting), Les Misérables, Spamalot, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Pirate Queen, Good Vibrations, Bombay Dreams, Oklahoma!, Flower Drum Song, Imaginary Friends, Metamorphoses (New York casting). Lincoln Center Theater: Happiness, The Frogs, Contact, Thou Shalt Not, A Man of No Importance, Anything Goes (concert). The Kennedy Center: Mame, Mister Roberts, The Sondheim Celebration, and Tennessee Williams Explored. Film: The Producers: The Musical. Members, Casting Society of America.

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BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE Born in a storefront, Berkeley Rep has moved to the forefront of American theatre. In four decades, four million people have enjoyed more than 300 shows at Berkeley Rep, including 52 world premieres. Known for its core values of innovation and excellence, Berkeley Rep provides a safe haven for emerging and established artists to explore new ideas. With two stages and a school, its vital and versatile facility is the linchpin of a bustling arts district that has helped revitalize downtown Berkeley. In recognition of its place on the national stage, Berkeley Rep was honored with the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. In the last five years alone, the company has helped send five shows to Broadway: American Idiot, Bridge & Tunnel, In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), Passing Strange, and Wishful Drinking.

DARRON L. WEST (SOUND DESIGNER) His work has been heard in more than 400 Broadway, Off-Broadway, national, and international productions. He is the recipient of the Lortel, AUDELCO, Henry Hewes, Princess Grace, OBIE, and Entertainment Design Magazine EDDY Awards. His directing credits include Kid Simple (2004 Humana Festival of New Plays), Big Love (Austin’s Rude Mechanicals; Austin Critics Table Award, Best Director), and the national tours of SITI’s War of the Worlds Radio Play and RadioMacbeth. He served as resident sound designer at the Actors Theatre of Louisville and is a founding member of Anne Bogart’s SITI Company.

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yale repertory theatre ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JAMES BUNDY is in his eighth year as Dean of Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre. In his first seven seasons, Yale Rep has produced more than twenty world, American, and regional premieres, three of which have been honored by the Connecticut Critics Circle with the award for Best Production of the year, and two of which have been Pulitzer Prize finalists. During this time, Yale Rep has also commissioned more than twenty artists to write new work and provided low-cost theatre tickets and classroom visits to thousands of middle and high school students from Greater New Haven through WILL POWER!, an educational program initiated in 2004. Mr. Bundy’s directing credits include The Psychic Life of Savages, The Ladies of the Camellias, All’s Well That Ends Well, A Woman of No Importance, and Death of a Salesman at Yale Rep, as well as productions at Great Lakes Theater Festival, The Acting Company, California Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and The Juilliard School Drama Division. A recipient of the Connecticut Critics Circle’s Tom Killen Award for extraordinary contributions to Connecticut professional theatre in 2007, Mr. Bundy currently serves on the board of directors of Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for nonprofit theatre. Previously, he worked as Associate Producing Director of The Acting Company, Managing Director of Cornerstone Theater Company, and Artistic Director of Great Lakes Theater Festival. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale School of Drama.

MANAGING DIRECTOR VICTORIA NOLAN is in her 18th year as Managing Director of Yale Repertory Theatre, serves as Deputy Dean of Yale School of Drama, and is on its faculty. She was previously Managing Director of Indiana Repertory Theatre, Associate Managing Director at Baltimore’s CENTERSTAGE, Managing Director at Ram Island Dance Company in Portland, Maine; and she has held various positions at Loeb Drama Center of Harvard University; TAG Foundation, an organization producing Off-Broadway modern dance festivals; and Boston University School for the Arts. Ms. Nolan has been an evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts, for which she has chaired numerous grant panels, and has served on other panels and foundation review boards including the AT&T Foundation, The Heinz Family Foundation, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, and the Metropolitan Life Foundation. She has also served on the Executive Committee of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and on numerous negotiating teams for national labor contracts. A Fellow at Yale’s Saybrook College, she is the recipient of the Betsy L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship Award from the State of Connecticut and the Elm/Ivy Award, given jointly by Yale University and the City of New Haven for distinguished service to the community.

ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JENNIFER KIGER is in her fifth year at Yale Rep and is also director of the new play programs of the Yale Center for New Theatre, an integrated, playwrightdriven initiative that supports the creation of new plays and musicals for the American stage through commissions, residencies, workshops, and productions. Ms. Kiger came to Yale Rep from South Coast Repertory (SCR), where she was Literary Manager from 2000 to 2005 and served as 16

Co-Director of the Pacific Playwrights Festival. She was dramaturg on more than 40 new plays at SCR, including the world premieres of Rolin Jones’s The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, Amy Freed’s The Beard of Avon, and the West Coast premieres of Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House and Nilo Cruz’s Anna in the Tropics. Prior to that, she served as production dramaturg at American Repertory Theatre, collaborating with Robert Brustein, Robert Woodruff, Liz Diamond, and Kate Whoriskey, and with multi-media director Bob McGrath on stage adaptations of Robert Coover’s Charlie in the House of Rue and Mac Wellman’s Hypatia. She has been a dramaturg for the Playwrights’ Center of Minneapolis and Boston Theatre Works and a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. Ms. Kiger completed her training in Dramaturgy at the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, where she taught courses in acting and dramatic arts.

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR BRONISLAW SAMMLER has been Chair of Yale School of Drama’s acclaimed Technical Design and Production Department since 1980. In 2007 he was named the Henry McCormick Professor (Adjunct) of Technical Design and Production by Yale’s President, Richard C. Levin. He is co-editor of Technical Brief and Technical Design Solutions for Theatre, Vols. I & II. His book Structural Design for the Stage won the United States Institute of Theatre Technology’s Golden Pen Award. Demonstrating his commitment to excellence in technical education and professional production, he founded USITT’s National Theatre Technology Exhibit, an on-going biennial event; he has served as a commissioner and a directorat-large and is a lifetime Fellow of North America’s Theatre Technology Association. He was honored as Educator of the Year in 2006 by the New England Theatre Conference. His production management techniques and his introduction of structural design to scenic technology are being employed in both educational and professional theatres throughout the world.

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER JAMES MOUNTCASTLE has been at Yale Rep since 2004. He has stage managed productions of The Master Builder, Passion Play, Richard II, Eurydice, a new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard, and the world premiere of The Clean House. A professional stage manager for more than twenty years, he has worked in regional, stock, and Broadway theatre. Broadway credits include Damn Yankees, Jekyll & Hyde, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Boys from Syracuse, The Smell of the Kill, Life x(3), and Wonderful Town. Mr. Mountcastle spent several Christmas seasons in New York City as stage manager for the now legendary production of A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden. Broadway national tours include City of Angels, Falsettos, and My Fair Lady. He served as Production Stage Manager for Damn Yankees starring Jerry Lewis for both its national tour and at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End. In addition, Mr. Mountcastle has worked at The Kennedy Center, Centerstage in Baltimore, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and elsewhere. James and his wife Julie live in North Haven and are the very proud parents of two beautiful girls: Ellie, who is 11 years old, and Katie, age 9.

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yale repertory theatre staff James Bundy, Artistic Director Victoria Nolan, Managing Director Jennifer Kiger, Associate Artistic Director

ARTISTIC

Resident Artists Paula Vogel, Playwright-in-Residence Liz Diamond, Evan Yionoulis, Resident Directors Catherine Sheehy, Resident Dramaturg Ming Cho Lee, Set Design Advisor Michael Yeargan, Resident Set Designer Jane Greenwood, Costume Design Advisor Jess Goldstein, Resident Costume Designer Jennifer Tipton, Lighting Design Advisor Stephen Strawbridge, Resident Lighting Designer David Budries, Sound Design Advisor Walton Wilson, Voice and Speech Advisor Rick Sordelet, Fight Advisor Mary Hunter, Stage Management Advisor Associate Artists 52nd Street Project, Kama Ginkas, Mark Lamos, MTYZ Theatre/Moscow New Generations Theatre, Bill Rauch, Sarah Ruhl, Henrietta Yanovskaya

Development and Alumni Affairs Deborah S. Berman, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Debbie Ellinghaus, Senior Associate Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Whitney Estrin, Associate Director of Development Barry Kaplan, Special Projects Susan C. Clark, Development Associate Jaeeun Joo, Development Assistant Belene Day, Senior Administrative Assistant to Development and Marketing and Communications Finance and Information Technology Katherine D. Burgueño, Director of Finance and Human Resources Sheila Daykin, Associate Director of Finance Cristal Coleman, Magaly Costa, Maria Frey, Business Office Specialists Randall Rode, Information Technology Director Daryl Brereton, Associate Information Technology Director Mara Hazzard, Director, Yale Tessitura Consortium Toni Ann Simiola, Senior Administrative Assistant to Business Office, Information Technology, Operations, and Tessitura Niti Mehta, Information Technology Assistant

Marketing, Communications, and Audience Services Anne Trites, Director of Marketing and Communications Steven Padla, Senior Associate Director of Communications Daniel Cress, Associate Director of Marketing Shin-Hyoung Shon, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Devon Smith, Director of Analytics Rachel Smith, Associate Director of Marketing and Audience Services Sarah Stevens-Morling, Online Communications and Artistic Administration Print Advertising Manager Amy Boratko, Literary Manager Maggie Elliott, Marketing and Publications Manager Alex Grennan, Kay Perdue Meadows, Artistic Coordinators Brad Wallis Tuggle, Marketing Assistant Brian Valencia, Walter Byongsok Chon, Literary Associates Scott McKowen, Punch & Judy Inc., Graphic Designers Tara Rubin, CSA, Laura Schutzel, CSA, Casting Directors David Cooper, Photographer Eric Woodall, Merri Sugarman, Casting Associates Joan Marcus, Production Photographer Paige Blansfield, Rebecca Carfagna, Dale Brown, Janna J. Ellis, Associate Director of Audience Services Casting Assistants and Tessitura Specialist Ruth M. Feldman, Director of Education and Tracy Baldini, Laura Kirk, Assistant Audience Services Directors Accessibility Services London Moses, Audience Services Assistant Teresa Mensz, Library Services Assistant Courtney Engle, Ruth Kim, Tiffany Lin, Sue Malone, Josie Brown, Senior Administrative Assistant to the William Smith, Anya Van Wagtendonk, Joanna Wilson, Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director Kathleen Driscoll, Senior Administrative Assistant for Box Office Assistants the Directing, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Operations Playwriting, and Stage Management Department Mary Volk, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Diane Galt, Director of Facility Operations Rich Abrams, Operations Associate Design and Sound Design Departments Jacob Thompson, Security Officer Ben Holder, Ron Maybrey, Custodial Supervisors ADMINISTRATION Lucille Bochert, Vermont Ford, Warren Lyde, Vondeen Ricks, Michael Barker, Belina Mizrahi, Meghan Pressman, Mark Roy, Custodians Associate Managing Directors Elizabeth Elliott, Jennifer Harrison Newman, Theater Safety and Occupational Health Assistant Managing Directors William J. Reynolds, Director of Theater Safety DeDe Jacobs Komisar, Management Assistant Emalie Mayo, Senior Administrative Assistant and Occupational Health Ed Jooss, Audience Safety Officer to the Managing Director Fred Grier, Customer Service and Safety Officer Tara Kayton, Company Manager Commissioned Artists David Adjmi, Todd Almond, Hilary Bell, Adam Bock, Bill Camp, Will Eno, Marcus Gardley, Ann Marie Healy, Amy Herzog, Naomi Iizuka, Dan LeFranc, Liz Meriwether, Scott Murphy, Julie Marie Myatt, Jay Reiss, Sarah Ruhl, Octavio Solis, Paula Vogel, Kathryn Walat, Anne Washburn, Marisa Wegrzyn, Robert Woodruff

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PRODUCTION

Bronislaw J. Sammler, Production Supervisor James Mountcastle, Production Stage Manager Jonathan Reed, Senior Associate Production Supervisor Marla J. Beck, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Production Department Costumes Tom McAlister, Costume Shop Manager Robin Hirsch, Associate Costume Shop Manager Mary Zihal, Senior Draper Clarissa Wylie Youngberg, Draper Deborah Bloch, First Hand Linda Kelley-Dodd, Costume Project Coordinator Denise O’Brien, Wig and Hair Design Barbara Bodine, Company Hairdresser Linda Wingerter, Costume Stock Manager Robert Snipes, Assistant to the Costume Shop Manager Electrics Donald W. Titus, Lighting Supervisor Jason Wells, Linda Young, Head Electricians Painting Ru-Jun Wang, Painting Supervisor Angie Meninger, Scenic Artist Nora Hyland, Assistant Scenic Artist Jennifer Herbert, Assistant to the Painting Supervisor Properties Brian Cookson, Properties Master David P. Schrader, Properties Craftsperson Jennifer McClure, Properties Assistant Rachel Reynolds, Properties Stock Manager Nishi L. Hamrick, Assistant to the Properties Master Scenery Don Harvey, Neil Mulligan, Technical Directors Alan Hendrickson, Electro Mechanical Laboratory Supervisor Eric Sparks, Shop Foreman Matt Gaffney, Sharon Reinhart, Master Carpenters Lisa McDaniel, Ryan Gardner, Shop Carpenters Amy Jonas, Michael Backhaus, Assistants to the Technical Director

ADDITIONAL STAFF FOR COMPULSION

Jesse Jou, Assistant Director Dede M. Ayite, Assistant Scenic Designer Mark Nagle, Assistant Costume Designer Alan C. Edwards, Assistant Lighting Designer Michael Vincent Skinner, Associate Sound Designer Jennifer Johnson, Assistant Sound Designer and Engineer Sarah Bishop-Stone, Assistant Dramaturg Lee N. Micklin, Assistant Stage Manager Amanda J. Haley, Associate Production Supervisor Christopher Swetcky, Technical Director Steven Albert, Justin Elie, Assistant Technical Directors Andrew Becker, Master Electrician Christopher S. Russo, Assistant Properties Manager Johanna Gruenhut, Assistant to Ms. Groff Matthew Gutschick, Assistant Company Manager Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll, House Manager Charlotte Brathwaite, Chuan-chi Chan, Sidney Erin Johnson, Jung Kim Griffin, Kit McKay, Brian Valencia, Rebecca L. Welles, Run Crew PUPPET BUILDERS Dana Acheson, Deana Acheson, Matt Acheson, Jeff Betton, John Dyer, Tom Lee, Nick Lehane, Chad Lynch, Eric Novak, Lake Simons UNDERSTUDIES Hallie Cooper-Novack, Miss Mermin, Mrs. Silver Joby Earle, Mr. Silver Brian Lewis, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Harris, Mr. Ferris, Mr. Matzliach SPECIAL THANKS DelMonico’s Hatters, Enson’s Menswear, Long Wharf Theatre Props Department, Patrick Lynch

Yale Repertory Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

The Actors and Stage Manager employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

Sound Josh Loar, Sound Supervisor Paul Bozzi, Staff Sound Engineer Palmer Hefferan, Nicholas Pope, Assistants to the Sound Supervisor Projections Erik Trester, Head Projection Technician Stage Operations Janet Cunningham, Stage Carpenter Kate Begley Baker, Properties Runner Elizabeth Bolster, Wardrobe Supervisor Charles Harbert, Sound Operator

The Scenic, Costume, Lighting, and Sound Designers in LORT are represented by United Artists Local USA-829, IATSE.

Compulsion, January 29 to February 28, 2010. Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street.

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UP NEXT YALE REPERTORY THEATRE

THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS

By CARLO GOLDONI Adapted by CONSTANCE CONGDON From a translation by CHRISTINA SIBUL Directed by CHRISTOPHER BAYES

PHOTO BY DAVID COOPER

MARCH 12 TO APRIL 3 yalerep.org

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! The process of creating theatre is a mutually rewarding experience for artists and audiences: we cannot do it without each other. The quality of the experience at Yale Rep depends on friends like you. Please consider making a contribution to Yale Rep this year.

NO BOUNDARIES: A SERIES OF GLOBAL PERFORMANCES

BABY Q: MESs

By YOKO HIGASHINO AND TOSHIO KAJIWARA

Presented by World Performance Project at Yale and Yale Repertory Theatre

By making a gift to our Annual Fund, you not only support the creative work on our stages, but also our outreach programs, like WILL POWER!, which brings thousands of students to specially scheduled performances at Yale

PHOTO BY SANADA

MARCH 25 TO 27 yalerep.org/noboundaries

Rep, and The Dwight/Edgewood Project, a mentor-based playwriting program for local middle school students.

YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA

CARLOTTA FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS

PLAY YOUR PART TODAY

MAY 9 TO 15 drama.yale.edu

To make a gift to Yale Repertory Theatre,

and help us continue our great tradition of bold storytelling.

please call Whitney Estrin, Associate Director of Development, at (203) 432-1536, or email yrt.donor@yale.edu. You can also make a

For tickets or more information, call 203.432.1234

donation online at yalerep.org/donate.

SUSAN HEYWARD IN THE MASTER BUILDER. PHOTO BY T. CHARLES ERICKSON, 2009.


contributors

to Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre LEADERSHIP SOCIETY ($50,000 and above)

PRODUCER’S CIRCLE ($5,000 - $9,999)

Anonymous John Badham John B. Beinecke Estate of Nicholas Ciriello Sterling and Clare Brinkley Philip A. Corfman, M.D. Edgar M. Cullman, Jr. Edgar M. Cullman III The Jerome L. Greene Foundation A.R. Gurney F. Lane Heard III David Johnson Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation Jay Keene Neil Mazzella David Milch H. Thomas Moore Estate of Tad Mosel Walter F. Parkes The Estate of Mark Richard The Estate of Barbara E. Richter Robina Foundation Michael and Riki Sheehan The Shubert Foundation Jennifer Tipton Edward Trach Esme Usdan Zelma Weisfeld

Foster Bam Jim Burrows Bill Conner Scott M. Delman Sasha Emerson Levin The John Golden Fund Ruth and Steve Hendel Catherine MacNeil Hollinger George Ingram Ben Ledbetter and Deborah Freedman Jane Marcher Foundation Mionetto USA NewAlliance Foundation Carol Ostrow Talia Shire Schwartzman The Seedlings Foundation Sonja and Patrick Seaver Eugene F. Shewmaker Jeremy Smith Philip J. Smith Clifford Warner Xerox Foundation

GUARANTORS ($25,000-$49,999) The Estate of Robert Anderson Anonymous Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism National Endowment for the Arts Edward John Noble Foundation Trust for Mutual Understanding

BENEFACTORS ($10,000-$24,999) Americana Arts Foundation Anonymous Bank of America Mary L. Bundy Heidi Ettinger Marc Flanagan Jane Kaczmarek Estate of Nathan Lipofsky Lucille Lortel Foundation Donald B. Lowy Estate of George E. Nichols III

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DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($1,000-$4,999) Anna Fitch Ardenghi General Charitable Purpose Trust, Bank of America, Trustee Cornelia Barr Margaret A. Bauer Deborah S. Berman Jeffrey A. Bleckner Thomas Bruce James Bundy CEC Artslink Joan D. Channick Patricia Clarkson Enrico L. Colantoni Community Foundation of Greater New Haven Peggy Cowles William E. Curran, Jr. Michael S. David The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Michael Diamond Henry Dunn Glen R. Fasman Terry Kevin Fitzpatrick Marcus Dean Fuller Fred Gorelick and Cheryl MacLachlan Donald Granger Mabel Burchard Fischer Grant Foundation Anne Hamburger

Andrew and Jennifer Hamilton Richard Harrison Donald A. Harvey Carol Thompson Hemingway James Earl Jewell Donald and Candice Kohn The Ethel & Abe Lapides Foundation George N. Lindsay, Jr Jody Locker-Berger Sarah Long Linda Lorimer and Charley Ellis William Ludel Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Lyons Romaine A. Macomb Edward Martenson Susan McNamara, MD Arthur and Merle Nacht NEA/TCG Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights Christopher Noth Richard Ostreicher DW Phineas Perkins George and Kathy Priest Sarah Rafferty Arthur I. Rank III Pamela Rank Belinda Robinson Rose Brand Ben and Laraine Sammler Scoozzi Trattoria and Wine Bar Carol L. Sirot Foundation Marie S. Sherer Benjamin Slotznick Flora Stamatiades Kenneth J. Stein Shepard and Marlene Stone Robert and Arlene Szczarba Target Stores TD Bank Theatre Projects Consultants Elaine and Patrick Wackerly William and Phyllis Warfel Alexandra Witchel Alan Yuspeh Robert Zoland

PARTNERS ($500-$999) Nina Adams and Moreson Kaplan

Amy Aquino and Drew McCoy Mr. and Mrs. B. Ashfield Mary Ellen and Thomas Atkins Alexander Bagnall John Lee Beatty Jack W. Belt Catherine Black Susan Brady and Mark Loeffler Alice B. and James T. Brown Martin Caan and Carol Petschek Donald Cairns Ian Calderon Joy G. Carlin Cosmo Catalano, Jr. Jenny and Ricardo Chavira John Conklin Robert Cotnoir Anna E. Crouse Susan Curtis Ernestine and Ronald Cwik Bob and Priscilla Dannies Drew S. Days III and Ann R. Langdon Ramon L. Delgado Cory and Bob Donnalley Charitable Foundation Elizabeth Doyle Mary Elder Eric Elice Jenifer Endicott Roberta Enoch and Steven Canner Peter Entin Abigail Evans Teresa Eyring MIchael P. Fulton and Catherine Hernandez Stephen L. Godchaux David Goldman and Debbie Bisno James W. Gousseff Wray Steven Graham Rob Greenberg D. Keith Hargreaves Karsten Harries Katherine W. Haskins Michael Haymes and Logan Green Jane C. Head Kathryn Hirsch Donald Holder Kathleen Houle Barnet K. Kellman Charles Kimbrough Francis N. Levy Kenneth Lewis

Chih-Lung Liu Brian Mann John McAndrew Susie Medak Stephen Mendillo David E. Moore Arthur Oliner James M. Perlotto Lawrence Perry and Rebecca Wayland Thomas J. Peterson Carol A. Prugh John Rhee Alan Rosenberg David Saltzman Suzanne Sato G. Erwin Steward Shirin Devrim Trainer John M. Turturro and Katherine Borowitz Carol M. Waaser Carolyn S. Wiener Steven Wolff Stephen Zuckerman

INVESTORS ($250-$499) Actors’ Equity Foundation Anonymous Susan and Bruce Ackerman Mary B. Arnstein James Robert Bakkom Raymond Baldelli and Ronald Nicholes Robert Baldwin Richard E. Bianchi Robert Bienstock Tom Broecker Mark Brokaw Claudia Brown Bruce and Janet Bunch Thomas Buttke and Judith Waters Michael Cadden Anne and Guido Calabresi William Caruth David M. Conte Marycharlotte Cummings John W. Cunningham Richard Sutton Davis Charles Dillingham Constance Dimock Dennis Dorn Elizabeth English David Freeman Meredith Freeman Joseph Gantman Cleveland Gardner Stuart and Beverly Gerber Julie Grant Robert J. Greenberg Elizabeth Greene Michael Gross Dick and Norma Grossi Regina Guggenheim

William B. Halbert Scott Hansen Walter and Betty Harris Douglas Harvey Barbara Hauptman Nicole and Larry Heath Peter Hentschel and Elizabeth Prete Jennifer Hershey-Benen June and George Higgins Catherine MacNeil Hollinger Abraham Maimon Elizabeth Holloway John Robert Hood Christine Jahnke Rolin Jones Cynthia Kaback Edward Kaye Ashley York Kennedy Richard H. Klein Diana E.E. and Fred S. Kleiner Harvey Kliman and Sandra Stein John and Evelyn Kossak Foundation David Kriebs Frances Kumin William Kux James Lapine Michael John Lassell Richard and Elaine Lau Dr. Robert and Inez Liftig Jane Lyman Thomas Lynch Sandra Manley Delia Maroney and Jolie Damiano Carol and Arthur Mikesell Jeffrey Milet Daniel Mufson Victoria Nolan and Clark Crolius Dwight Odle Louise Perkins and Jeff Glans Laura Perlow Stephen Pollock Alec and Drika Purves Asghar and Faye Rastegar Ronald Recasner Bill and Sharon Reynolds Ross Sumner Richards Harry M. Ritchie Dawn Robertson Laila Robins Lori Robishaw Steve Robman Dorothy Rostov Dr. Ortwin Rusch Alvin Schecter Larry Schwartz and Russ Rosensweig Alexander Scribner

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Mr. and Mrs. Scott Brennan Russell and Freddie Brenneman Amy L. Brewer Cynthia Brizzell-Bates Theresa Broach Carole and Arthur Broadus Brenda and Howard Brody Arvin B. Brown Shawn Hamilton Brown Philip Bruns Robert Brustein Rene Buch William Buck Gerard and Ann Burrow Robert and Linda Burt Jonathan Busky Sheldon Bustow Susan Wheeler Byck Donald Cairns Bianca Calabresi Kathryn A. Calnan Vincent Cardinal Carolyn Foundation Adrienne Carter William E. Caruth Raymond Carver Anna Cascio Sami Joan Casler Cosmo A. Catalano, Jr. Edward Check Mary Chesnutt Suellen G. Childs Olive Chypre Fred and Laura Clarke Christian Clemenson Lani Click Becky and Gary Cline Katherine D. Cline Margaretta M. Clulow Roxanne Coady Jack Cockerill Joel Cogen and Elizabeth Gilson Robert S. Cohen Patricia J. Collins Forrest Compton Kristen Connolly David Conte Gregory Copeland Aaron Copp George Corrin, Jr. Robert Cotnoir Stephen Coy Dana S. Croll Timothy and Pamela Cronin Douglas and Roseline Crowley Jane Ann Crum Sean Cullen Donato Joseph D’Albis F. Mitchell Dana Sue and Gus Davis Nigel W. Daw

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Mr. and Mrs. Paul DeCoster Elizabeth DeLuca Julia L. Devlin Jose A. Diaz George Di Cenzo Thomas Di Mauro Francis Dineen Gene Diskey Melinda DiVicino Alexander Dodge Dennis Dorn Franchelle S. Dorn Merle Dowling JoAnne E. Droller, R.N. D. William Duell John A. Duran Karen and Edwin Duval East Coast Management & Consulting, LLC Mr. and Mrs. David Ebbin Douglas Edwards Frances L. Egler Dr. and Mrs. Richard Ehrenkranz Marc and Heidi Eisenberg Nancy Reeder El Bouhali Janann Eldredge Debbie Ellinghaus Jack and Lucina Embersits Elizabeth English Dirk Epperson David Epstein Edith Dallas Ernst Howard and Jackie Ertel Frank and Ellen Estes Dan and Elizabeth Esty Jerry N. Evans Eva Ewing John D. Ezell Michael Fain Kristan Falkowski Jon Farley Ann Farris Paul and Susan Fiedler Marc Flanagan Dennis Flynn Joel Fontaine Anthony Forman Keith Fowler Walter M. Frankenberger III Abigail Franklin Brackley Frayer Karen Freedman Linda and Gary Friedlaender Reynold Frutkin Randy Fullerton Richard Fuhrman John Gaddis and Toni Dorfman David Gainey

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Jim and Eunice Galligan Shawn Marie Garrett Steven Gefroh Mary Louise Geiger Eugenie and Bradford Gentry Robert Gerwien Paul and Liz Giamatti Patricia Gilchrist Robert and Anne Gilhuly Morfydd and Gilbert Glaser Robert Glen William Glenn Neil Gluckman Susan Gobel Lindy Lee Gold Norma and Myron H. Goldberg Robert Goldsby Jess Goldstein David Gorton Naomi S. Grabel Christopher Grabowski Charles F. Grammer Kris and Marc Granetz Katharine Grant Bigelow Green Anne K. Gregerson Joe Grifasi Karen Grimmell Alan A. Grudzinski John Guare Eugene Gurlitz Dr. Ronald and Maria Hagadus Phyllis O. Hammel Alexander Hammond Ann T. Hanley Jerome R. Hanley David W. Hannegan Scott Hansen Harold Harlow John Harnagel Charlene Harrington Lawrence and Roberta Harris Lyndsay N. Harris Walter and Betty Harris James T. Hatcher Ihor Hayda James Hazen Patricia Helwick Elba and Juan Hernandez Jennifer Hershey-Benen Greg and Elaine Herzog Dennis F. Hickey Roderick Lyons Hickey III Bente and Walter Hierholzer Christopher Higgins Hill Regional Career High School

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Dr. Michael and Terri Klein Richard Klein James Kleinmann Fredrica Klemm Donald Knight Daniel Koetting Harvey and Ruth Koizim Stephen Kovel Brenda and Justin Kreuzer Joan Kron Bernard Kukoff Raymond T. Kurdt Mitchell Kurtz Howard and Shirley Lamar Marie Landry and Peter Aronson Thomas Lanter David Larson C. James Lawler Gerard Leahy Wing Lee Charles E. Letts III Emily Leue Bradford Lewis Irene Lewis Jeremy Licht Alan Lichtenstein Martha Lidji Bertram Linder Jennifer Lindstrom Romulus Linney Bruce Lockwood Edgar Loessin Robert Hamilton Long II Frank Lopez Sara Low Jean Murkland Luburg Suzanne Cryer Luke Everett Lunning, Jr. Paul David Lukather Thomas Lynch Andi Lyons Janell M. MacArthur Elizabeth M. MacKay Lizbeth Mackay Laura Brown MacKinnon Wendy MacLeod Mrs. Romaine Macomb Alan Mokler MacVey Peter Andrew Malbuisson Joan Manning Peter Marcuse Elizabeth Margid Jonathan Marks Robin Marshall Craig Martin Maria Mason and William Sybalsky Margaret P. Mason and Samuel W. Bowlby Peter Mason Richard Mason Carole A. Masters

Gayle Maurin Beverly May Mary McCabe Tarell Alvin McCraney John and Rebecca McCullough Robert A. McDonald Brian McEleney Thomas McGowan Deborah McGraw Robert J. McKinna Ann and Chad McLaughlin Patricia McMahon Bruce W. McMullan Lynne Meadow Mr. and Mrs. James Meisner Stephen W. Mendillo Donald Michaelis Brina Milikowsky George Miller and Virginia Fallon Jonathan Miller Robert J. Miller Saul and Sandy Milles Inga-Brita Mills Mary Jane Minkin and Steve Pincus Cheryl Mintz Lawrence Mirkin Stanley and Phyllis Mishkin Thomas Reed Mohan Richard R. Mone Donald W. Moreland George Morfogen Paul and Maureen Moses Grafton V. Mouen Carol Bretz Murray-Negron Gayther Myers, Jr. David Nancarrow James Naughton Tina C. Navarro William Ndini Tobin Nellhaus Christianna Nelson Regina and Thomas Neville Martha New Ruth Hunt Newman Dr. Nickolas Nickou William and Barbara Nordhaus Mimi and Harold Obstler Dwight R. Odle Janet Oetinger Ann Okerson Richard Olson Fran and Ed O’Neill Sara Ormond

Lori Ott Kendric T. Packer Joan D. Pape Dr. and Mrs. Michael Parry Usha Pasi Mary L. Pepe John L. Peschel William Peters Zane Pihlstrom Andrew Plummer Stephen B. Pollock Lisa Porter Michael B. Posnick Amy Povich Gladys S. Powers Robert Provenza Alvin S. Prusoff and Dr. Deborah DeRose William Purves Michael Quinn Sarah Rafferty Faye and Ashgar Rastegar Ronald Recasner Ralph Redpath Sandra and Gernot Reiners Joe Reynolds Mary B. Reynolds Ross Sumner Richards Lisa Steele Roach Brian Robinson Lori Robishaw Douglas Rogers Howard Rogut Joanna Romberg Melina Root Fernande E. Ross John M. Rothman Ron and Jean Rozett Julia Meade Rudd Kevin Rupnik Frederick Russell Virginia Weaver Russell A. Raymond Rutan IV John Barry Ryan Helen and Herbert Sacks Steven Saklad Peter Salovey and Marta Elisa Moret Robert Sandberg Christopher Carter Sanderson Robert Sandine and Irene Kitzman Jack and Letha Sandweiss Frank Sarmiento Peggy Sasso Cary Scapillato Joel Schechter Anne Schenck

Henry Scherer Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schmertzler Ruth Hein Schmitt William Schneider Georg Schreiber Jennifer Schwartz Kimberly A. Scott Forrest E. Sears Subrata Sen Paul H. Serenbetz Sandra Shaner John Victor Shea Morris Sheehan Paul R. Shortt Carol M. Sica Lorraine Siggins and Braxton McKee Michael Vaughn Sims William Skipper Lee Skolnick William and Betsy Sledge Teresa Snider-Stein Suzanne Solensky and Jay Rozgonyi E. Gray Smith, Jr. Marian and Howard Spiro Mary C. Stark Charles Steckler Louise Stein Neal Ann Stephens John Stevens Joseph C. Stevens Marsha Beach Stewart Jaroslaw Strzemien Thomas Sullivan Richard Guy Suttor Tucker Sweitzer David Loy Sword Jack Sydow E. Richmond and Sue Talbot Paul J. Tines Eric Ting David F. Toser Albert Toth Tahlia Townsend Russell L. Treyz James Triner Richard B. Trousdell Deborah Trout Miriam S. Tulin Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Tumminio Melissa Turner Cheever and Sally Tyler Russell Vandenbroucke Joan Van Ark Flora Van Dyke Michael Van Dyke

Carrie Van Hallgren Hyla and Barry Vine Fred Voelpel Fred Volkmar Charles Walkup Elizabeth Walsh Barbara Wareck and Charles Perrow Anne C. Washburn John Ransford Watts Steven I. Waxler Gil Wechsler Betsy and Harry Welch Tan Falkowski Wells Thomas Werder Raymond Werner J. Newton White Peter White Robert and Charlotte White Joan Whitney Robert Wierzel Lisa A. Wilde Robert Wildman John and Virginia Wilkinson David Willson Catherine M. Wilson Marshall Williams Carl Wittenberg Bess Wohl Robin B. R. Wood Amanda Woods Tamilla Woodard Yun C. Wu Arthur Zigouras Albert Zuckerman

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for your information how to reach us

restrooms

Yale Repertory Theatre Box Office 1120 Chapel Street (at York St.) PO Box 1257, New Haven, CT 06505 203.432.1234 TTY (TELETYPE): 203.432.1521 yalerep@yale.edu

Restrooms are located downstairs. Please contact the concierge for assistance with the elevator.

box office hours Monday to Friday from 10AM to 5PM Saturday from 12 to 5PM Until 8PM on all show nights

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As part of Yale Rep’s commitment to our community, we provide two significant youth theatre programs. Since our 2003–04 season, WILL POWER!, which offers teacher training and curricular support prior to seeing a selected play at Yale Rep, has served more than 10,000 Connecticut students and educators. The Dwight/ Edgewood Project brings ten middle school students from New Haven’s Augusta Lewis Troup and Wexler/ Grant Community schools to Yale Rep for a month-long, after-school playwriting program designed to strengthen their self-esteem and creative expression.

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2010 WILL POWER!

Discounted tickets are available for groups of ten or more. Please call 203.432.1572.

The Servant of Two Masters Early matinee performances for high school students March 29–31

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Contact Ruth Feldman: 203.432.8425 or rm.feldman@yale.edu

ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES Yale Repertory Theatre offers all patrons the most comprehensive accessibility services program in Connecticut, including a season of open-captioned and audio-described performances, a free assistive listening system, large-print and Braille programs, a direct TTY (teletype) line to Yale Rep’s Box Office (203.432.1521), wheelchair accessibility with an elevator entrance into the Yale Rep Theatre located on the left side of the building, and accessible seating. For more information about the theatre’s accessibility services, contact Ruth M. Feldman, Director of Education and Accessibility Services, at 203.432.8425 or rm.feldman@yale.edu. Yale Repertory Theatre’s accessibility services are supported in part by The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, The Seedlings Foundation, the Carol L. Sirot Foundation‚ and Romaine A. Macomb.

audio description (ad): A live narration of the play’s action, sets, and costumes for patrons who are blind or low vision.

Open Captioning and Audio Description performances are at 2PM. AD pre-show description begins at 1:45PM.

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Compulsion

Feb 20

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The Servant of Two Masters

Mar 27

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Battle of Black and Dogs

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Yale Rep’s education programs are supported in part by Donald and Patricia Anderson; Anna Fitch Ardenghi General Charitable Purpose Trust, Bank of America, Trustee; Bank of America; Deborah S. Berman; Bianca F.-C. Calabresi; the Carolyn Foundation; Bob and Priscilla Dannies; The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation; the Lucille Lortel Foundation; Romaine A. Macomb; Mrs. Romaine Macomb; Jane Marcher Foundation; NewAlliance Foundation; Robbin A. Seipold; Sandra Shaner; Target Stores; Esme Usdan; Charles and Patricia Walkup; Bert and Martha Weisbart; and Yale Cabaret.

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