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					    Dexter Bullard, Artistic Director
              presents




       by Lorraine Hansberry

       Director – Phyllis E. Griffin
        Composer – Mark Elliott
       Dramaturg – Alexis Links
  Choreographer – Kimosha Murphy
  Fight Choreographer – Nick Sandys
     Scenic Designer – Kalif Aljami
 Costume Designer – Emily Maynard
    Lighting Designer – Rob Tolzien
   Sound Designer – Cristina DeRisi
 Stage Manager – Kelly Montgomery

       February 5 – 14, 2010




  DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre
60 E. Balbo Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

Email: theatreboxoffice@depaul.edu
  http://theatreschool.depaul.edu
           (312) 922-1999




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   CAST (IN            ORDER APPEARANCE)                                                                                                               P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F

Ruth Younger ............................................................................................................McKenzie Chinn             Assistant Director ....................................................................................................David VanCleave
Walter Lee Younger ....................................................................................................Levenix Riddle               Assistant Dramaturg ......................................................................................................Jacob Shuler
Travis Younger ..................................................................................................................Elijah Griffin     Assistant Stage Managers ............................................................Ariel Wareing-Welch, Liz Fiala
Beneatha Younger ..............................................................................................................Kristin Ellis        Assistant Scenic Designer ............................................................................................Toni Kendrick
Lena Younger (Mama) ................................................................................................Brittani Green                  Assistant Costume Designer ................................................................................Jessica Bergwald
Joseph Asagai ......................................................................................................................Sean Parris     Assistant Lighting Designer ......................................................................................Noah Hayman
                                                                                                                                                    Assistant Sound Designer........................................................................................................Jeff Gary
George Murchison ..........................................................................................................Chris Boykin
                                                                                                                                                    Young Child Supervisor ............................................................................................Celeste Cooper
Mrs. Johnson ..........................................................................................................Shannon Matesky              Production Coordinator ............................................................................................Jeanne Williams
Karl Linder ......................................................................................................................James Gasber      Technical Director ..............................................................................................................Tim Combs
Bobo ............................................................................................................................ Nicholas Harper   Assistant Technical Director..................................................................Thomas Peacock-Preston
                                                                                                                                                    Reskin Technical Director ............................................................................................Chris Hofmann
                                                                                                                                                    Reskin Assistant Technical Director ....................................................................................Jen Leahy
                                                            Place: Chicago                                                                          Technical Assistant..........................................................................................................Max Raynolds
                                                          Time: Fall of 1953                                                                        Scene Shop Foreman ..................................................................................................Gerry Reynolds
                                                                                                                                                    Scenic Artist ........................................................................................................................Joanna Sim
                                       There will be one 10-minute intermission.                                                                    Property Master ........................................................................................................Wayne W. Smith
                                                                                                                                                    Assistant Property Master ........................................................................................Charles Jarasek
                      A Raisin in the Sun is produced by special arrangement with                                                                   Costumiere ..............................................................................................................Dawn G. McKesey
                                    Samuel French, Inc. New York City.                                                                              Cutter/Draper..............................................................................................................Camilla Hansen
                                                                                                                                                    Stitcher ............................................................................................................................So Hui Chong
                                                                                                                                                    Make-up Supervisor ......................................................................................................Nan Zabriskie
                                                                                                                                                    Master Electrician ........................................................................................................Jake Kvanbeck
   SPECIAL THANKS                                                                                                                                   Assistant Master Electrician ......................................................................................Hara Kumaran
                                                                                                                                                    Scenery and Property Crew....................Chris Barker, Geri Egner, James Lewis, Tierra Novy,
Ramona Austin, Chuck Smith                                                                                                                                                                                                              Seth Randall-Tapply, Anastasia Schriber
                                                                                                                                                    Costume Crew ............................................................................Mary Kate Farley, Micheal Foster,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Adrienne J. Littlefield, Nathanial R. Lovell
                                                                                                                                                    Make-up Crew ..........................................................Devon Mary Doherty, Taylor Serria Payne
                                                                                                                                                    Lighting Crew ........................................................................Chelsea Angelette, Adrienne Jones,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Meghan McDonald, Thomas A. Miller
                                                                                                                                                    Sound Crew..............................................................................................................Lauren Blakeman
                                                                                                                                                    Sign Language Interpreter Coordinator......................................................................David Jones
                                                                                                                                                    Sign Language Interpreters..........................................................Walter Matthews, Vera Wilson
                                                                                                                                                    Director of Marketing and Public Relations..................................................................Anna Ables
                                                                                                                                                    Manager of PR and Special Events ............................................................................Andrea Tichy
                                                                                                                                                    Publicity/Production Photos ..................................Anna Ables, John Bridges, Jake Kvanbeck
                                                                                                                                                    Marketing/PR Intern ................................................................................................Shannon Sullivan
                                                                                                                                                    Publicity and House Crew ......................................Aaron Aptaker, Caitlin Body, Shawn Price,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nathan Weisman, Christopher Westbrook
                                                                                                                                                    Box Office Manager ..........................................................................................................Kim Van Tuyl
                                                                                                                                                    House Managers..........................................................................LaKisha Jackson, Juliet K. Wilson
                                                                                                                                                    Theatre Manager................................................................................................................Leslie Shook




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  DIRECTOR’S NOTE                                                                               D R A M AT U R G Y N O T E

Lorraine Hansberry’s play, A Raisin in the Sun, has reached its 50th year as a great          Author Lorraine Hansberry penned A Raisin in the Sun as her response in answering
American classic. The Theatre School of DePaul University is privileged to perform            the black problem/question of the 20th century: What is the best way for the African-
this piece on the same stage where the play debuted in Chicago. This is in thanks to          American to gain upward mobility and realize their dreams in a society that
the great generosity of Harold Reskin who gave the historic Blackstone Theatre to             fundamentally deems them inferior? A Raisin in the Sun proposes that in the pursuit
DePaul in honor of his wife Merle Reskin. Our production celebrates this honored              of any singular solution to this question, ultimate failure is inevitable.
history hoping to do justice and give pride to the university in our production of a
semi-autobiographical story from a great American Pulitzer Prize winning dramatist.           Through her revelatory play, Hansberry suggests that the coexistence of the ideas of
                                                                                              Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as the theories of their predecessors
As a daughter of the racially turbulent Chicago of the 50’s, Hansberry felt it was            Booker T. Washington and W.E.B DuBois, is the key to African-American success in a
necessary to minister to the memory of her late father. As a girl and young woman,            world dominated by white perspective. In order to survive the injustices of everyday
she had witnessed his fight through the courts for equal housing, for the right to            life as an African-American family, the Youngers must come to the same revelation as
move into a white and subsequently hostile neighborhood. This legal and cultural              the author: that a collaborative intermingling of thought and action within the family
journey took a fearful and terminal toll on his life and spirit. In a letter to Lorraine,     is the only way to address every aspect of the problem, and the only way to
shortly after his move to Mexico to rest from the racism he had fought so hard all of         overcome it.
his life to defeat, he shared with her that he felt it had not been worth the suffering
he and his family had experienced. He regretted his choice. Soon after writing this           As opposed to popular belief, A Raisin In the Sun is no one character’s play, but a
                                                                                              dramatic essay, intricately crafted, where each character represents a different
sad and poignant letter, Carl Hansberry died. His daughter put pen to paper to
                                                                                              perspective on how to achieve a shared goal. By pinning each character’s objective
answer its emotional challenge, to testify to what it took to be a Black in America
                                                                                              against another’s, Hansberry’s thesis is put into action, proving to the audience that
after WWII and the decade of the 50’s. In Raisin she thanks her father with fearsome
                                                                                              any desperate family, community, or country will fail at all they attempt to do until
poetry for taking on the challenge to change Jim Crow America. Her work is deeply             they can find a way or place for their ideas and dreams to coexist. The Youngers must
complex with rich metaphors that explode rhythmically from the lips of her                    believe in something greater than the given circumstances of their bleak
beautifully drawn characters even to the smaller roles of Bobo, Mrs. Johnson, and Carl        surroundings before their dreams completely shrivel from the bounty of a ripe and
Lindner. Her fecund language springs from a deep intellectual environment                     juicy grape to a wasted, shrunken raisin.
established by those who gathered to converse in her father’s home, such great black
luminaries as W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes and Paul Robeson among them. It                  Will Beneatha, for example, find a way to support Walter Lee’s dreams of success
must have been an environment as deeply humanistic as her writing. This is fittingly          defined by material wealth while doggedly pursuing an MD of her own? Can Mama
exemplified by one character she could have stereotyped, striking out in a daughter’s         maintain a sense of God in a house that refuses a belief in something greater in the
grief with vengeance against his whiteness. Instead, she gives this character her             unjust world outside? Is courage and faith enough for Ruth to survive in a marriage
father’s name of Karl, spelling it with a K instead of a C. What a gesture to give the        that deems her useless and without power?
antagonist her father’s name! It is too coincidental not to be deliberate. Hansberry
was too great an artist and a humanist to stoop to stereotypes about human                    In Hansberry’s exposé, the hopes of dream-realization for this 1953 Chicago family is
behavior. She kept every one of her characters profoundly human, avoiding the trap            neither dated nor exclusive but a symbolic microcosm of an ever-present need for
of alienating the fertile hearts of her audience and thereby provides the healing             coexistence. In our time of economic crisis, the struggle to maintain a balance
opportunity for a deeper questioning of institutional racism and the tortuous                 between merely living and living the dream has never been more relevant. With
philosophy of racial superiority.                                                             barely enough money to survive as it is, a nation can hardly be expected to also
                                                                                              dream of change. As the Younger family struggles through the impending onslaught
 When racism exists like the heat of an oppressive sun shining its rays with no hope          of the battle for civil rights, we too must continue to search for answers. Can our
of escape to the shade of a cooling justice, what happens to the fruitful promise of          dreams survive along with us? Or as we fight to simply stay alive, will our dreams dry
the human spirit to bloom with dreams of a good life and the hope for peaceful                up like a raisin in the sun?
coexistence? How does one survive a harsh and often economically and physically
violent reality with spirit intact looking to the future with the energy to stimulate                                                       – Alexis Links, 3rd year BFA/Theatre Arts
change? In our production we watch the Younger family in 1953 handle everyday
existence in an overcrowded apartment while managing their wants and dreams
under the triumvirate pressures of economics, race and class. They exist cordoned off
and out of sight from white Chicago by the Dan Ryan Expressway and by the red-
lining of banks that economically penned-up the era’s thirty-two percent African
American population on eleven percent of the land.                                                                                                   Visit Footlights.com

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and our Chicago.

                                                                       – Phyllis E. Griffin

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  BIOGRAPHIES                                                                                   B I O G R A P H I E S ( C O N T. )

CHRIS BOYKIN (George Murchison), 2nd           at Stage Presence in California and Little     eight years old when her first play, A            Centerlight Theatre, and Appletree
year MFA/Acting. Chris has worked in           Prince was at Northlight in Skokie.            Raisin in the Sun, opened on Broadway to          Theatre, among others. He has served as
Independent Film, University and                                                              instant success. Capturing the spirit of the      musical director for the annual Joseph
Regional Theater, some Commercials and         BRITTANI GREEN (Lena Younger), 3rd year        civil rights movement, this play won the          Jefferson Awards and Joseph Jefferson
Television. Theater credits include            BFA/Acting. Brittani is proudly from           1959 New York Drama Critics Circle Award          Citations on several occasions, and was
Whatever Happened To Jacob Marley?             Baltimore, Maryland. Her previous roles        and made Hansberry the first black,               Jeff nominated for his work on The Robber
(Corner Theater in Baltimore), Life During     include Ms. Lulu in De Turkey and De Law,      youngest person, and fifth woman to win           Bridegroom for Griffin Theatre. He has
Wartime (DePaul), Streamers, Jesus Hopped      Alma Winemiller in Summer and Smoke,           that prize. A Raisin in the Sun, the first play   composed original scores and incidental
the “A” Train, The Shape of Things, McReele,   and Dunyasha in Chekov’s The Cherry            by an African American woman produced             music for over sixty productions,
Fat Pig, The Slave (Shepherd University)       Orchard. She was most recently seen in         on Broadway, has become a classic of the          including the Off-Broadway production of
and Amazing, On The Verge, Happyslap, The      Workshop 5.                                    American theater and has enjoyed                  Sophie, Totie and Belle and Fair City,
Overwhelming (Contemporary American                                                           numerous professional revivals.                   commissioned by Roosevelt University. A
Theater Festival).                             NICHOLAS HARPER (Bobo), 4th year                                                                 series of harp pieces, Rhyme Or Treason, is
                                               BFA/Acting. Nicholas is from Atlanta,          PHYLLIS E. GRIFFIN (Director), Associate          published by Lyon & Healy.
MCKENZIE CHINN (Ruth Younger), 2nd             Georgia. Past credits at The Theatre School    Professor of Voice and Speech. Phyllis E.
year MFA/Acting. McKenzie earned her           include A Streetcar Named Desire, Blood        Griffin has vocal coached for the Chicago         ALEXIS LINKS (Dramaturg), 3rd year
Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University      Wedding, The Arab Israeli Cookbook, Alice in   Shakespeare Theatre’s production of               BFA/Theatre Arts. Alexis hails from
of Maryland Baltimore County in 2006.          Wonderland, Bud not Buddy, and Workshop 5.     Henry IV, Part One and Two. The                   northern California and attended
Professional credits include Opus,                                                            production of Henry IV part One and Two           freshman year at Chapman University’s
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, All     SHANNON MATESKY (Mrs. Johnson), 4th            was by invitation of the Royal                    School of Performing Arts. Besides her
That I Will Ever Be, and The School for        year BFA/Acting. Shannon hails from            Shakespeare Company’s Festival as part of         work in the Theatre Arts program, Alexis is
Scandal. Other credits include Don             Berkely, California. Her DePaul credits        their plan to mount or sponsor all of             working toward a minor in African-
Perlimplin, Fanshen, The Bald Soproano,        include The Arab Israeli Cookbook, Vinegar     Shakespeare’s plays during one year. She          American studies.
and All Fall, an original play by her          Tom, Blood Wedding, A Clockwork Orange,        also coached Cymbeline and Macbeth for
husband and playwright Gedalya Chinn.          Bud, Not Buddy and Alice in Wonderland         Chicago Shakespeare in the subsequent             NICK SANDYS (Fight Choreographer)
                                               directed by Sean Graney. Shannon’s             years to follow. In addition to her work as       Adjunct Professor of Stage Combat. Nick
KRISTIN ELLIS (Beneatha Younger), 3rd          poetry has been featured in books,             a voice and speech professor, Professor           is a Certified Teacher and Fight Director
year BFA/Acting. Kristin hails from the        magazines, on HBO’s Russell Simmons Def        Griffin has directed several plays for The        with The Society of American Fight
West-Side of Chicago. At the age of ten,       Poetry Jam, and among the top spoken           Theatre School including Bud, not Buddy,          Directors. Recent Theatre School fight
she moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin, where         word competitors in the country with the       Einstein is a Dummy, Two Trains Running,          direction includes Bud Not Buddy, Hamlet,
she studied Speech and Forensics. Kristin’s    Brave New Voices College Tour. Shannon         Insurrection: Holding History, Flyin’ West,       Pentecost, Othello, Flyin’ West, and The
Theatre School credits include Moliere’s The   is also a teaching artist with organizations   Stamping, Shouting And Singing Home,              Servant Of Two Masters. Outside DePaul,
Miser (Mariane), Anton Chekov’s The Cherry     such as Youth Speaks, Young Chicago            Sleep Deprivation Chamber, for colored girls      he is the Resident Fight Director at Lyric
Orchard (Varya), David Mamet’s Sexual          Authors, and Kuumba Lynx.                      who have considered suicide/when the              Opera of Chicago where he has designed
Perversity in Chicago (Deborah), and Zora                                                     rainbow Is enuf, and Curse Of The Starving        combat for over 30 productions including
Neale Hurston’s De Turkey and De Law (Ms.      SEAN PARRIS (Joseph Asagai), 2nd year          Class.                                            Tristan und Isolde, Giulio Cesare, the 2005
Jenny).                                        MFA/Acting. Sean was born in Los Angeles                                                         Ring Cycle, A View From The Bridge, Billy
                                               and raised in Miami and Georgia. He            KELLY MONTGOMERY (Stage Manager),                 Budd, and A Wedding (directed by Robert
JAMES GASBER (Karl Linder), 3rd year           graduated from Georgia State with a B.A.       3rd year BFA/Stage Management. Kelly              Altman). He has also choreographed
BFA/Acting. James is from Lombard,             in Theatre and a minor in film. His Theatre    has come to DePaul from Lafayette,                violence for the Goodman Theatre (over
Illinois. James previous Theatre School        School credits include 1001, directed by       Louisiana. Her previous Theatre School            20 productions, most recently Lynn
credits include De Turkey and De Law by        Carlos Murillo.                                credits include House of Blue Leaves, The         Nottage’s Ruined and Jose Rivera’s Boleros
Zora Neil Hurston, Summer and Smoke by                                                        Chairs, Tales as old as Africa, Hurrah for the    For The Disenchanted), Steppenwolf
Tennessee Williams, Bus Stop by William        LEVENIX RIDDLE (Walter Lee Younger), 3rd       Last who Dies, and Urinetown. Kelly               Theatre (The Seafarer), Northlight
Inge and The Pillowman by Martin               year BFA/Acting. Levenix was born right        recently worked with Remy Bumpo on                (Lieutenant of Inishmore), Lookingglass
McDonagh.                                      here in Chicago. His Theatre School            their production of Heroes.                       Theatre, Victory Gardens, First Folio,
                                               credits include Holes directed by John                                                           Shattered Globe, Timeline Theatre, as well
ELIJAH GRIFFIN (Travis Younger) is in 5th      Jenkins where he played X-Ray.                 MARK ELLIOTT (Composer), Adjunct                  as many other regional theatres, operas,
grade at Lincolnwood School in Evanston.                                                      Professor of Musical Theatre. Mark has            and colleges. Last winter he
He has acted in five plays. His favorite       LORRAINE HANSBERRY (Playwright) is a           provided musical direction for over one           choreographed Il Trovatore at The
plays he has performed in are You’re a         playwright, essayist, poet, and leading        hundred productions. He has worked for            Metropolitan Opera in New York and won
Good Man, Charlie Brown when he was six,       literary figure in the civil rights            the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Center          a 2009 Joseph Jefferson Award for Fight
and Little Prince when he was eight. You’re    movement. Born in Chicago in 1930,             Theatre, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse,            Choreography for his work on Shattered
a Good Man, Charlie Brown was produced         Lorraine Vivian Hansberry was twenty-          Roosevelt University, Fox Theatricals,            Globe’s Requiem for a Heavyweight.
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  B I O G R A P H I E S ( C O N T. )                                                          T H E T H E AT R E S C H O O L AT D E PA U L U N I V E R S I T Y

KALIF ALJAMI (Scenic Designer), 4th year       Theatre, Reverie with Second City at The                                       Mission Statement
BFA/Scene Design. Kalif has been the           Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Lady   The Theatre School at DePaul University educates, trains, and inspires students of
scenic designer for the fallowing              at Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre Off-      theatre in a conservatory setting that is rigorous, disciplined, culturally diverse and that
productions at The Theatre School: Flow        Broadway, Gas for Less at the Goodman
                                                                                            strives for the highest level of professional skill and artistry.
My Tears, The Policeman Said, House of Blue    Theatre. In 2004, Dexter was awarded the
Leaves, The Goat or Who is Sylvia.             Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding
                                                                                            A commitment to diversity and equality in education is central to our mission. As an
Professionally, Kalif Has been the charge      Direction Off-Broadway for Tracy Letts’
                                                                                            integral part of the training, The Theatre School produces public programs and
scenic artist for the production of El Grito   Bug, as well as a Drama Desk Nomination
                                                                                            performances from a wide repertoire of classic, contemporary and original plays that
Del Bronx as well as charge scenic artist      for Outstanding Director. In 1995 Dexter
for Collaboraction theatre company’s float     co–founded Plasticene, whose
                                                                                            challenge, entertain, and stimulate the imagination. We seek to enhance the
for the Puerto Rican day parade.               critically–acclaimed experimental works      intellectual and cultural life of our university community, our city and the profession.
                                               have been featured in Chicago, Europe        For admissions information, telephone (773) 325-7999 or 1-800-4-DEPAUL.
EMILY MAYNARD (Costume Designer),              and New York City. With Plasticene, he has
4th year BFA/Costume Design. Shows she         directed and collaboratively created                        Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences
has designed at DePaul include The             twelve original works including The          Chicago Playworks offers a live theatre experience to students, teachers and parents in
Importance of Being Earnest, Ghosts, and       Palmer Raids (2003) and One Fal$e Note       the Chicago metropolitan area. It is our mission to provide theatre for children that
The Sugar Wife.                                (2006). Since 1996, Dexter has directed      reflects their experiences in a contemporary, multi-ethnic, urban environment.
                                               with The Second City, developing revues
ROBERT TOLZIEN (Lighting Designer),            at both Chicago and Detroit. Back in 1990,
                                                                                            Founded as the Goodman Children’s Theatre in 1925, Chicago Playworks is the city’s
4th year BFA/Lighting Design. Robert has       Dexter founded The Next Lab at The Next
                                                                                            oldest continuously operating children’s theatre. It has been the first theatre
worked on a number of productions with         Theatre where he directed Bouncers, for
                                                                                            experience for audiences of Chicago’s young people for more than seven decades and
The Theatre School. Noted works include        which he received a Jefferson Citation
                                                                                            was one of the first major theatres for children in the United States. In 1997 and again
Assistant Lighting Designer on The Giver,      and an After Dark Award.
                                                                                            in 2003, Chicago Playworks was honored by the Illinois Theatre Association with the
and Hurrah for the Next Who Dies, along
with being Master Electrician for Cloud        JOHN CULBERT (Dean). In Chicago, John        Children’s Theatre Division Award, for its outstanding long-term contribution to
Tectonics, and A Very Old Man with             has designed scenery and/or lighting for     children’s theatre. In 1980, Chicago Playworks was awarded the prestigious Sara
Enormous Wings. Outside of The Theatre         the Buckingham Fountain, Lyric Opera of      Spencer Award by the Children’s Theatre Association of America (now the American
School, Robert works as a freelance            Chicago, Garfield Conservatory, Chicago      Alliance for Theatre and Education).
lighting designer and rigger.                  Park District, Field Museum of Natural
                                               History, Goodman Theatre, Northlight         Chicago Playworks is a vital aspect of the training at The Theatre School at DePaul
CRISTINA DERISI (Sound Designer), 4th          Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater,            University. Students gain pre-professional experience in an extended run before a
year BFA/Sound Design. Her past credits        Lookingglass Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre,    most demanding and appreciative audience. Chicago Playworks presents three
with The Theatre School include sound          Chicago Children’s Theatre, Chicago Opera    unique productions to more than 35,000 young people each season and has
design for Hurrah For The Next Who Dies,       Theatre and more than thirty five            entertained more than 1 million schoolchildren and families since 1925.
Alice In Wonderland, Ghosts, Macbeth, Flow     productions at Court Theatre. At the Court
My Tears, The Policeman Said. Outside          Theatre, he received several Joseph                  The Theatre School Showcase – Contemporary Plays and Classics
credits include sound design for               Jefferson nominations and a Jeff Award
                                                                                            Presenting diverse and exciting productions, The Theatre School Showcase blends
Tester (20% Theatre Company), co-sound         for Man of La Mancha. Other Chicago
                                                                                            imagination and cultural impact with three plays, and rounds-out the season with a
design for There’s No Place Like Home          productions include Regina for the Lyric
(University of London’s Central School of      Opera of Chicago, Rock “n” Roll for the      fourth production featuring the graduating MFA in Acting candidates. The Theatre
Speech and Drama’s collaborative and           Goodman Theatre, Ma Rainey’s Black           School Showcase offers a unique opportunity to see tomorrow’s industry leaders
devised theatre program), and sound            Bottom and Caroline, or Change for Court     today, by introducing the raw creativity and dedicated collaborations of artists at the
design for Snow White, Origin Story, Dr.       Theatre and A Year With Frog And Toad for    beginning of their careers. Their work is powerful, imaginative, and new.
Faustus, Busytown, Military 4-Play, and        Chicago Children’s Theatre. John has
Clementine and the Cyber Ducks (Hangar         designed scenery and/or lighting for the                                       Merle Reskin Theatre
Theatre Lab Company). She will also be         Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Theatre of St.     The Merle Reskin Theatre was built in 1910 as the Blackstone Theatre, designed by
sound designing Haroun and the Sea of          Louis, Shakespeare Theatre, Southern         Chicago architects Marshall & Fox. The stone facade and mansard roof of the French
Stories this spring at the Merle Reskin        Repertory, Cleveland Orchestra, McCarter
                                                                                            Renaissance-style building have been modified only slightly over the years. The
Theatre with The Theatre School.               Theatre and Berkeley Rep. At The Theatre
                                                                                            interior finish of French walnut and gold was designed by Plamondon & Tetze to give
                                               School he has designed productions of
                                                                                            the appearance of a European opera house. Prior to DePaul’s purchase of the theatre
DEXTER BULLARD (Showcase Artistic              The Misanthrope, Streetcar Named Desire,
                                                                                            in 1988, it had been home to vaudeville, the Federal Theatre Project and the touring
Director). Recent directing credits include    The Rose Tattoo, The Women, The Snow
                                                                                            productions of the Shubert Organization. The Theatre School brings an audience of
Mistakes Were Made at A Red Orchid             Queen, Rip Van Winkle and Stage Door.
                                                                                            more than 45,000 people to the theatre each season.
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The Office of Alumni Relations provides many opportunities to help graduates maintain                      Ryan Carroll                         William & Marilyn McKenna             James Pecora
a lifelong connection to classmates and the university. Alumni can connect with current                    Chapman and Cutler, LLP              + Janet Messmer                       Rev. William Piletic, C.M.
students, participate in volunteer opportunities and attend a variety of events and                        Joyce Chelberg                       Catherine Nelson                      Vonita Reescer
                                                                                                           Crouch-Seranko Masonry, LLC          Courtney Pitt                         Wendy Richards Haynes
programs throughout the year and across the country. For more information about the                        Dr. Peter & Carole Doris             Todd Schmidt                          Edwin Schmidtke
alumni community, please visit alumni.depaul.edu or call (800) 437-1898.                                   CJ Erickson Plumbing Co.             Michael Scholl                        Millie Shelton
                                                                                                           The Farrell Foundation               James & Linda Sieracki                Karen Sheridan
  DONORS                                                                                                   W. James Farrell                     Steven & Mary Sieracki                Showtime Network
                                                                                                           Sunny Fischer                        ~ Elizabeth Soete & Raymond           Jean Singleton
                                                                                                           * Jerome (Life Trustee) & Linda        Narducy                             Anthony Skiroock, & Lisa
Listings in the Honor Roll reflect contributions and pledge payments to The Theatre School
                                                                                                              Girsch                            Catherine Weidner                        Marschke-Skiroock,
made between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009. Gifts of $1,000 and above annually qualify for
                                                                                                           Maureen Huntley & Paul Sheahen       Weiss & Company, LLP                  Charles & Michelle Smead
membership in the President’s Club, DePaul University’s honor society of donors.                           Patricia Hurley & Associates, Inc.   Dennis Zacek                          Jennifer Smith
~ Denotes President’s Club membership, which reflects total giving to DePaul                               Patricia Hurley                                                            Wayne Smith
+ Donor has made a special philanthropic pledge to DePaul University                                       William Ibe                          $100-$249                             Deborah Stucker
                                                                                                           Bob & Linda Kozoman                  Deanna Aliosius                       Amy Tauchman
* $100,000 lifetime giving to DePaul University
                                                                                                           Larry Kugler                         Jason Beck                            Esella Thompson
$25,000-$49,999                     * Julia K. Olsansky Trust         John Lenckos                         James Luebchow                       Rebecca Borczon                       Kendra Thulin
Fr. Levan Circle                    * Merle Reskin Charitable Fund    + Fay Levin (Trustee) & Daniel       Millard Group, Inc.                  Gisela Brodin-Brosnan                 Sara Walbridge
* American Airlines                 * Merle Reskin                       Levin                             Music by Phil Varchetta              Jane Brody                            Dana Wise
* Illinois Tool Works, Inc.         John Samolis                      Mercer                               Nardi Investments, Inc.              Mark & Linda Burns
* Northern Trust Corporation        * Rev. Charles Shelby,            Paul Miller                          Peggy Notebaert                      Dean Corrin                           Gifts in Kind
David Speer                         * Sarah Siddons Society, Inc.     William & Penny Obenshain            Rex Electric, Inc.                   Victoria DeIorio                      * American Airlines
Frederick Waddell                   * John Simon (Trustee) & Millie   Reyes Holdings                       Patrick G. & Shirley W. Ryan         Inez Dziedzic                         Kathleen Bette
                                       Simon                          J. Christopher Reyes                    Foundation                        Dr. Donald Ilko                       Joseph & Mary Burns
$10,000-$24,999                     The Spaulding Foundation          Trisha Rooney-Alden                  Patrick & Shirley Ryan               John Jenkins & Nan Cibula-            Chicago Public Radio
Fr. Corcoran Circle                 Frederick Spaulding,              Andrea Saccone                       Bernard & Jane Sahlins                 Jenkins                             Cinema Chicago
Kathleen Bette                      * Turtle Wax, Inc.                Patricia Slovak                      Gordon & Carole Segal                Anida Johnson Cohen                   David Dunning & Toni Dunning
* ComEd                                                               Staples, Inc.                        Julie Seranko                        Damon Kiely                           Makers Mark
Philip H. Corboy Foundation         $5,000-$9,999                     Steppenwolf Theatre Co.              Robert S & Leslie Shook              Donald Livesay                        Irene Michaels
* Mary Dempsey (Trustee) & Philip   Fr. O’Connell Circle              Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc.       Phil Varchetta                       Joseph Mantegna                       William & Penny Obenshain
   Corboy, Sr.                      * Bank of America                 Vasilko Hauserman and Assoc., Inc.   Susan Vargo                          Dawn G. McKesey                       Vonita Reescer
* Richard H. Driehaus Charitable    Barclays Bank PLC                 Michael Vasilko & Marie-Laure        Edward Wehmer                        Richard Pierrelouis                   Scholastic, Inc.
   Lead Trust                       Carol Bernick                        Abrioux                           Wintrust Financial Corporation       Kenneth Puttbach                      Robert & Leslie Shook
* Richard Driehaus (Life Trustee)   Bulley & Andrews, LLC                                                                                       Gregory Reger                         Showtime Network
Scott Ellis                         Joseph Burns & Mary Burns         $2,500-$4,999                        $500-$999                            Alan Salzenstein                      Patricia Slovak
* Exelon Corporation                * Chicago Drama League            Fr. O’Malley Circle                  ~ Rosemary S. & John F. Bannan       Scholastic, Inc.                      Charles & Michelle Smead
James Fitzpatrick                   * The Crown Family                Barnes & Noble College               John Bowab                           SchulerShook, Inc.
* Sondra Healy (Life Trustee) &     Alberto Culver Co.                   Bookstores, Inc.                  John Bridges                         Nancia Shawver                        Matching Gifts
   Denis Healy                      The DeSantis Foundation           The Cleveland Foundation             ~ Daniel Coyne                       Joseph & Patricia Slowik              Ernst & Young Foundation
National City Bank                  Kyle DeSantis                     Dennis Dugan,                        Tessa Craib-Cox                      Alice & Russell Treyz
National City Bank Trust            David & Toni Dunning              Jack (Trustee) & Donna               John & Kitty Culbert                 Dr. John Ransford Watts & Joyce
   Operations                       Legg Mason & Co., LLC                Greenberg                         James Donnelley                        Watts

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  T H E AT R E S C H O O L FA C U LT Y / S TA F F
John Culbert – Dean                                DESIGN                                                The Theatre School’s 2009-2010 Season
Dean Corrin – Associate Dean, Chair of Theatre     Christine Binder – Head of Lighting Design
  Studies                                          Linda Buchanan – Head of Scene Design
Trudie Kessler – Chair, Performance Department     Nan Cibula-Jenkins – Head of Costume Design               THE THEATRE SCHOOL SHOWCASE
Linda Buchanan – Chair, Design and Technical       Victoria DeIorio– Head of Sound Design
  Theatre                                          Nan Zabriskie- Head of Make Up
                                                                                                                            A Raisin in the Sun
                                                   Jeff Bauer               David Naunton
ADMINISTRATION                                     John Boesche             Joe Nieminski                    by Lorraine Hansberry • directed by Phyllis E. Griffin
Anna Ables — Director of Marketing and Public      Rachel Healy             Birgit Rattenborg-Wise                February 5 -14, 2010 (previews 2/3 & 2/4)
  Relations                                        Todd Hensley             Kimberly Senior
Jason Beck — Director of Admissions                Jack K. Magaw
John Bridges — Assistant Dean, Director of                                                                                       Electricidad
  Administration, Alumni Relations                 TECHNICAL THEATRE                                               by Luis Alfaro • directed by Lisa Portes
Tessa Craib-Cox – Director of Development          Shane Kelly – Head of Theatre Technology                       April 16 -25, 2010 (previews 4/14 & 4/15)
Mitsu Gee – Executive Assistant                    Janet C. Messmer – Head of Costume Technology
Anastasia Gonzalez – Budget Manager                Frank Wukitsch – Head of Stage Management
Joshua Mangilia - Technical Operations Manager                                                                                 Thieves Like Us
                                                   Claude Binder            Kevin Depinet
Amanda Paules – Academic Assistant to the          Jason Brown              Michael Rourke                    by Edward Anderson • adapted by Damon Kiely
  Associate Dean                                   Richard Bynum            Alden Vasquez                                directed by Kimberly Senior
Andrea Tichy — Manager of PR and Special           David Castellanos        Laura Whitlock           featuring the class of 2010 Master of Fine Arts in Acting candidates
  Events
Melissa Tropp – Admissions Assistant               THEATRE STUDIES                                                 May 14 -23, 2010 (previews 5/12 & 5/13)
Jeanne Williams – Production Coordinator           Barry Brunetti – Head of Theatre Arts
Dexter Zollicoffer – Diversity Advisor             Dean Corrin – Co-Head of Playwriting
                                                   Carlos Murillo – Co-Head of Playwriting           CHICAGO PLAYWORKS FOR FAMILIES AND YOUNG AUDIENCES
ACTING & DIRECTING                                 Alan Salzenstein – Head of Arts Leadership
Dexter Bullard – Head of Graduate Acting,          Leslie Shook – Head of Theatre Management
   Artistic Director/The Theatre School Showcase   Rachel Shteir – Head of Dramaturgy                                  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
John Jenkins – Head of Undergraduate Acting        Suzanne Bizer            Jan Kallish                                   by William Shakespeare
Lisa Portes – Head of Directing, Artistic          Criss Henderson          Ernie Nolan                          adapted and directed by Catherine Weidner
   Director/Chicago Playworks                      Alan Donahue             Bill O’Connor                               January 12 – March 2, 2010
Greg Allen               Janet Louer               Donald W. Ilko           Coya Paz
Jane Drake Brody         Susan Messing             Jim Jensen               Roche Schulfer
Linda Gillum             Matt Miller               Chris Jones              Sandy Shinner                             Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Noah Gregoropolous       Joseph Slowik,                                                              by Salman Rushdie • adapted by Tim Supple and David Tushingham
Bella Itkin, emeritus    emeritus                  LIBERAL STUDIES
                                                                                                                          directed by Damon Kiely
Nick Johne               Ann Wakefield             Bea Bosco                 Hoerdemann
Damon Kiely              Catherine Weidner         Lou Contey                Reggie Lawrence                              March 30 – May 22, 2010
Anne Libera                                        Shanesia Davis            Dan Moser
                                                   Jen Goode                 Jennifer Shook
MOVEMENT                                           Carolyn                   Rachel Slavick
Patrice Egleston – Head of Movement
                                                                                                                          NEW DIRECTORS SERIES
Laura Dixon             Julia Neary                TECHNICAL STAFF
Gabriel Halpern         Nick Sandys Pullin         Chris Hofmann – Director of Production                                 The Three Musketeers
Natasha Julius          Clifton Robinson           Tim Combs – Technical Director                              by Alexander Dumas • adapted by Ken Ludwig
Alie McManus            Mary Schmich               Jen Leahy – Reskin Assistant Technical Director
                                                   Wayne W. Smith – Property Master,                               directed by Stephen James Anderson
Kimosha Murphy          Natalie Turner-Jones
                                                   Assistant Technical Director, Safety Officer                February 12 – 21, 2010 (previews 2/10 & 2/11)
VOICE AND SPEECH                                   Gerry Reynolds – Scene Shop Foreman
Claudia Anderson – Head of Voice and Speech        Max Raynolds– Technical Assistant                                    NEW PLAYWRIGHTS SERIES
Rebecca Covey         Trudie Kessler               Ron Seeley – Master Electrician
Mark Elliott          Kathy Keyes                  Deanna Aliosius – Costume Shop Manager
Phyllis E. Griffin    Phil Timberlake              Dawn G. McKesey – Assistant Costume Shop                                       The Civic
                                                     Manager                                                  by Patrick B. McLean • directed by Sandy Shinner
                                                   So Hui Chong – Stitcher                                         May 7 – 16, 2010 (previews 5/5 & 5/6)
                                                   Joanna White – Scenic Artist
                                                   Tim Jarrell – Sound Technician

 For more information, check our Web site: http://theatreschool.depaul.edu
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  T H E AT R E S C H O O L N E W S                                                                     M E R L E R E S K I N T H E AT R E S TA F F

Participation: Over 700 alumni were listed in Theatre School News during its 13th year of          Dean ......................................................................................................................................John Culbert
production. TSN is an electronic alumni activity newsletter published monthly (except July).       Theatre Manager ...............................................................................................................Leslie Shook
Though originally created as a vehicle to communicate alumni activities among alumni, it is        Director of Marketing and Public Relations ..................................................................Anna Ables
now also used for admissions, recruitment, fund raising, advertising and promotion. It is also     Manager of Public Relations and Special Events......................................................Andrea Tichy
responsible for gradually increasing the number of alumni within the school’s database with        Marketing Assistants ..................................Jake Kvanbeck, Stacy Steyaert, Shannon Sullivan
active electronic and snail-mail addresses and phone numbers. The statistics below are based       Webmaster ....................................................................................................................Joshua Maniglia
on issues between August 2008 and June 2009. http://theatreschool.depaul.edu/tsn                   Box Office Manager ..........................................................................................................Kim Van Tuyl
                                                                                                   Assistant Box Office Manager..............................................................................................Mark Kijek
The listings included the following selected alumni activities:
                                                                                                   Ticket Agents ..............Meghan Owen, Stefanie Rahaim, Anastasia Schriber, Emily Snyder
• Alumni worked at 146 different Chicagoland area theatre companies.                               Group Sales Representative ......................................................................................Linda RM Jones
• More alumni worked at Chicago Shakespeare, Goodman, Victory Gardens, Steppenwolf,                Group Sales Assistants ..................................................................Chanel Gibson, Jacqui Jackson
  TimeLine and Next theatres, and The Second City.                                                 Administrative Assistant ......................................................................................................Rob Smith
• Alumni worked at 62 different theatre and film festivals internationally including Toronto       Office Assistant ........................................................................................................................Daniel Li
  Film Festival, Montreal Film Festival, New York International Fringe Festival, Los Angeles       Chicago Playworks House Manager ......................................................................LaKisha Jackson
  International Film Festival, French Festival of New Plays, Chicago Improv Festival, 22nd         Theatre School Showcase House Manager ............................................................Juliet K. Wilson
  Chicago Latino Film Festival, and countless Shakespeare Festivals across the country.            Reskin Technical Director ............................................................................................Chris Hofmann
• Alumni have worked at 90 different schools including Yale, USC, The Art Institute of             Reskin Assistant Technical Director ....................................................................................Jen Leahy
  Chicago, University of Michigan, Columbia University, NYU, Walter Payton College Prep,           Technical Assistant ..........................................................................................................Max Raynolds
  Columbia College, Notre Dame, Old Town School of Folk Music, SUNY Purchase,                      Master Electrician ..................................................................................................................Ron Seeley
  Steppenwolf School, and The American Film Institute
                                                                                                   Sound Technician ....................................................................................................................Tm Jarrell
• Alumni worked on 34 Broadway/touring shows including A Chorus Line, August: Osage
  County, Addam’s Family the Musical, Gypsy, In the Heights, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Legally
                                                                                                       T H E T H E AT R E S C H O O L S T U D E N T W O R K E R S
  Blonde, Mary Poppins, The Seagull, West Side Story, Wicked, Xandu, and You’re Welcome
  America: A Final Night with George W. Bush.                                                      Faculty Assistants ................Jessica Allen, Stephen James Anderson, Brent Beavers, Jennifer BeVard,
• Alumni worked at 55 other theatres in the New York area.                                                                                        Mark Boergers, Chris Brickhouse, Wilma Marie Cisco, Mitchel Civello,
• Alumni worked at 48 different theatres in California.                                                                                                        Loresa Grigsby, Kaitlyn Guerrieri, Reshmi Hazra, Jessica Jung,
• Alumni worked in 41 different states.                                                                                                                     Constance Lee, A.J. Links, Shannon Matesky, Pascuala Mayorga,
• Alumni worked in 19 countries other than the United States including Argentina, Australia,                                                                    Kelly Montgomery, Lauren Pizzi, Nicole Prahin, Chris Rickett,
  Bogata, Canada, England, France, Germany, Honduras, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the                                                                       Brae Singleton, Stephanie Streit, Hannah Tricamo, Kelly Wilson
  Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria and Thailand.                                                  Admissions Assistants..........................................Jason Blitman, Anna Bosy, Chris Boykin, Lucy Hoffman,
• Alumni worked on 103 films this year including Alice in Wonderland, Fast and the Furious 4,                                                                                            Sarah Jackson, Azar Kazemi, Sally LaRowe
  Funny People, High School Musical 3, I Love You Man, Milk, Nine, Public Enemies, The Curious     Administration Assistants ........Amanda Abney, Micaela Alaniz, Sasha Alekseyeva, McKenzie Chinn,
  Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, The Soloist, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Vicky                                               Amy Eingold, Margaret Elliott, Abbey Fox, David Daniels, Pamela Davis,
  Cristina Barcelona, and You Don’t Mess With Zohan.                                                                                                               Molly Hartman, Sarah Hecht, John Kristoff, Jake Kvanbeck,
• Alumni worked on 434 theatre productions.                                                                                                                  Mark Lancaster, Patrick McLean, John Rooney, Brittany Squier,
• Alumni worked on more than 30 different television channels ABC, Bravo, CBS, NBC, VHI,                                                                                                                 Stacy Steyaert, Shannon Sullivan
  HBO, CW, MTV, Showtime and Fox, on 70 different programs including 24, Brothers and              Costume Shop ............................................Cara Adams, Rachael Butterfield, Kara Dent, Camilla Hansen,
                                                                                                                                                                          Elizabeth Lamona, Constance Lee, Adrienne Littlefield,
  Sisters, Castle, Criminal Minds, Damages, Desperate Houswives, Grey’s Anatomy, Heroes,
                                                                                                                                                                         Taylor Payne, Molly Ryan, Hannah Tricamo, Greta White
  Lipstick Jungle, Mad Men, Monk, Private Practice, The Oprah Winfrey Show, True Blood and
                                                                                                   Door Monitors ..........................................Jacob Abbas, Alpha Bah, Jennifer Castello, Wilma Marie Cisco,
  Weeds.                                                                                                                                                         Elizabeth Dabulskis, Marille De Rocca-Serra, Lorena Gomez,
• Alumni have multiple television shows in syndication or online including Arrested                                                                                                    Hannah Paff, Lucy Sandy, Tara Smithberger
  Development, Mad About You, Babylon-5, Providence, Early Edition and The X-Files.                Make Up Shop ......................................Carmen Briwa, Jessica Burgwald, Chrissy Callan, Daniel Dvorkin,
• Alumni worked on 20 commercials or voiceovers for products including Allstate Insurance,                                                           Bonnie Kooklin, Kelsey Jorissen, Rosella Nitti, Simone Olsen-Varela,
  Apple, Best Buy, Cingular Wireless, Comcast, Honda, Illinois State Lottery, Mountain Dew,                                                  Eve Rydberg, Colin Sphar, Kristy Staky, Stephanie Streit, Williams Wever
  Toyota, Union Bank.                                                                              Mat Cleaners ............................................................Jared Green, Patricia Lavery, Manuel Ortiz, Sean Parris
• Alumni worked at more than 30 production companies including Fox Searchlight                     Prop Shop................................................Stephen Carmody, Amy Gilman, Charles Jarasek, Toni Kendrick,
  Productions, Miramax Films, Paramount Vantage, Spyglass Entertainment, Starmaker                                                                                                                            Alex Tarzian, Megan Triscott
  Group, Tribeca Productions, Universal Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures.                         Merle Reskin Theatre Crew ..................................................Adam Brown, Rachel Claxton, Nicholas Gajary,
• 40 alumni are Artistic or Co-Artistic Directors of theatres.                                                                                      Mateusz Gajowniczek, Amy Gilman, Emily Guthrie, Daniel Johnson,
• Alumni were featured in numerous articles in publications including USA Today, The New                                                           Bridget Liddell, Jenna Moran, Thomas Peacock Preston, Sarah Price,
  York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, Chicago Sun-Times, Time                                                       Rebecca Rowlett, Sarah Schultz, Jennifer Seleznow, Elizabeth Smith,
  Out Chicago, American Theatre Magazine, PerformInk and the Washington Post.                                                                                                        Lisandra Tena, Robert Tolzien, Shawn Watson
• Alumni were recognized with 33 awards or award nominations, including GLAAD Media                Scene Shop ................................Kelly Claussen, Vanessa Fusi, Noah Hayman, Kyle Kegan, David Kolen,
                                                                                                                                                        Thomas Miller, John Ofori, Claudia Peterson, Seth Randall-Tapply,
  Award, Joseph Jefferson Awards, Joseph Jefferson Citations, J. Williams Fullbright Foreign
                                                                                                                                                                             Luke Ricca, Miranda Scharf, Anders Wahl, Jon Woelfer
  Scholarship, The 1st Annual New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, and Tony
                                                                                                   Workshop Coordinators ................................................................................Nicole Prahin, Patrick G.H. Schley
  Awards.
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  G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N

BOX OFFICE TELEPHONE
(312) 922-1999

REGULAR BOX OFFICE HOURS
Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

PERFORMANCE BOX OFFICE HOURS
Evening performance days: Open until 8 p.m.
Saturday matinee days: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday matinee days: 12 - 2:30 p.m.

NO SMOKING
In compliance with the City of Chicago Clean Air Ordinance, smoking is prohibited in the Merle
Reskin Theatre. We appreciate your cooperation.

EMERGENCY EXITS
Please note the location of emergency exits in the theatre.

CELLULAR PHONES, TEXT MESSAGING, RECORDING DEVICES, PHOTOGRAPHY, PAGERS,
FOOD AND BEVERAGES
Please do not use the above listed items in the theatre. Patrons with electronic pagers or
cellular telephones are asked to either turn off their equipment in the theatre or check them
with the House Manager prior to curtain. We discourage text messaging during the
performance. The light from the screen can bother other patrons. We allow photographs to be
taken before and after but never during the performance. You may also check cameras and
recording equipment with the House Manager who will secure them until final curtain. As a
special favor, we ask that young people do not chew gum. Water fountains are located in the
lower lobby and in the lobbies of the mezzanine and balcony.

RESTROOMS
Restrooms are located in the lower lobby, the mezzanine, and balcony. A new accessible
restroom is located on the main floor inside of the theatre.

LOST AND FOUND
If you find an item or have lost an item, please contact the House Manager. You may also call
(773) 325-7968 the next day to determine if an item has been found.

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE CALLS
Patrons with electronic pagers are requested to either turn off their pagers in the theatre or
check them with the House Manager prior to showtime. Should you need to give an emergency
telephone number where you can be reached during a performance, please alert the House
Manager of your seat location and give the Box Office telephone number for emergencies, (312)
922-1999. After Box Office hours, use (773) 325-7968 as an emergency number.

SENNHEISER INFRA-RED LISTENING SYSTEM FOR OUR HEARING-IMPAIRED PATRONS
We require the security deposit of a driver’s license or other identification during the
performance. The I.D. will be returned when you return the headset.

LARGE PRINT PROGRAMS
You may request a large print program from the ticket taker or the House Manager.

SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING
Selected performances at the Merle Reskin Theatre will be interpreted in American Sign
Language. Call the Box Office or see the website for the schedule.




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