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The Snowy Day And Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats

Streaming January 17-30, 2022

Script by Jerome Hairston

Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats

Directed by Robi Hager

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This filmed theatrical play was recorded in the Hamilton Family Arts Center and presents exciting performances from an all-Philadelphia cast, a set made using a little cardboard and a lot of creativity, and features original music from the popular local band ILL DOOTS.

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ARDEN CHILDREN’S THEATRE PRESENTS

THE SNOWY DAY AND OTHER STORIES BY EZRA JACK KEATS

Adapted for the stage by Jerome Hairston
Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats
Produced by special arrangement with Plays for New Audiences

Director
Robi Hager

Cinematographer | Editor
Jorge Cousineau

Scenic Designer
Jennifer Hiyama

Lighting Designer
Bless Rudisill

Costume Designer
Ilycia Buffaloe

Recording Engineer | Sound Designer
John Kolbinski

Composer
ILL DOOTS

Willie Animator
Alondra Vitae

Child Supervisor
John Patouhas

Additional Music
Robi Hager

Assistant Stage Manager | COVID-19 Safety Manager
Becca Claire

Stage Manager
Alec E. Ferrell*

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January 17 – January 30, 2021

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats is presented thanks to the generous sponsorship of PECO.

Thanks to The Sylvia W. and Randle M. Kauders Foundation for sponsoring the 2021/22 Arden Children’s Theatre.

Special thanks to the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting Arden Theatre Company.

Arden Theatre Company receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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

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I can still remember the time I saw snow for the very first time. I was fourteen years old and had just moved from Mexico to the United States. I was in the middle of science class and out of the corner of my eye, right outside the window, I saw these weird shaped cotton balls falling from the sky. I turned to look and blurted out loud “Is that snow?!”, to which the rest of my classmates replied, “Yes. Wait, you’ve never seen snow before?” “No!” At that moment, my teacher stopped class and took us all outside to play in the new snow!

Doesn’t the first snow of winter always feel so magical? It sort of brings out the explorer in you. Every season has a magical element to it. The flowers blooming in spring, the sun and green of summer and the spooky and orange tones of fall. It certainly makes an explorer and a creator out of Peter. Being curious and interested in all kinds of things helps you come up with new ideas and even your own inventions. You too can be like Peter, no matter who or where you are, or what anyone says. Just believe and trust in yourself and you too can help create a place where everyone is welcome.

I hope you enjoy The Snowy Day and that you let that explorer and creator inside of you take you on exciting new journeys you never imagined possible.

and… Action!

Robi

EZRA JACK KEATS (1916-1983) was a pioneer in American children’s literature. He based the lives of his multiracial characters on his childhood but added loving parents, friends and pets. He wanted no child to be an outsider. More at www.ezra-jack-keats.org

NATHAN ALFORD-TATE (Narrator) Arden debut! Regional: Meet James Forten (Museum of the American Revolution); Permission to Monster (Almanac Dance Circus Theatre); The Ever Present (Theatre Exile); Pipeline (South Camden Theatre); Rachel (Quintessence Theatre); Fourteen (National Constitution Center); Fly Eagles Fly (Tribe of Fools). Education: Western Michigan University – BFA Theatre Performance; University of the Arts/Pig Iron – MFA Devised Performance. Thank you to my family for their continued support and unending faith in me. To Brooklyn, Britton, Serenity & Niko; keep playing, loving and making your own stories! Uncle Nate loves you!

DONOVAN LOUIS BAZEMORE (Peter) Arden: Ragtime. Regional: Caucasian Chalk Circle (Swarthmore College), Rachel (Quintessence Theatre), Caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland (Music Theatre Philly); Pollichinelle in The Nutcracker (International Academy of Ballet); Featured Performer in Jason Robert Brown Cabaret (Philadelphia Theatre Company). TV: Frankie Langer on FBI Most Wanted (CBS) and Wyatt on The Last OG (TBS). Education: The Christian Academy; Harlem School for the Arts, Music Theatre Philly (Musical Theatre); International Academy of Ballet (Ballet, Jazz); Vocal Training with Reginald Pindell. Love to Mom, Dad, Donato and Dani.

TAI VERLEY (Narrator) Arden: Treasure Island (Jack Abraham), The Bluest Eye (Assistant Director). Regional: St. Catherine in Saint Joan (Delaware Theatre Company); The Nurse in Romeo & Juliet, Nerissa and Salarino in The Merchant of Venice (Delaware Shakespeare); Renee in Babel (Passage Theatre Co.); Joan Canty in The Prince & The Pauper (Quintessence Theatre Group); Clytemnestra in Iphigenia at Aulis (Philadelphia Artists’ Collective); Pandarus in Troilus and Cressida (Revolution Shakespeare); Camae in The Mountaintop (Fusion Theatre Company); Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Elm Shakespeare Company). Education: The New School for Drama –MFA.  More info can be found at www.taiverley.com! Love to Hugo and Michael always…

ROBI HAGER (Director – He/Him) is a Mexican actor, singer and composer who appeared on Broadway in Spring Awakening, How to Succeed…, Bye Bye Birdie and Doctor Zhivago. Arden: Next to Normal, Parade, Ragtime, Robi Hager: So Far, Sideways Stories of Wayside School and Treasure Island. He’s written original songs with friend Alex McCabe for movies Top Five and Can You Ever Forgive Me? Robi is the creator and composer of LGBTQ musical Basic Witches for which he received a 2018 Barrymore Award nomination for best original score. His latest musical Little Duende received a residency at the O’Neill Center for their 2021 NMTC and was presented at NAMT 2021 musical theatre festival. For more information visit robihager.com.

JORGE COUSINEAU (Cinematographer/Editor) Arden: 70 productions including No Child…Fun HomeA Doll’s HouseCabaretGypsyThe Secret GardenThree SistersParadeNext to Normal. Regional: 20,000 Leagues Under the SeaSeedfolks (Minneapolis); The WhistleblowerWhen Tang Met Laika (Denver); Opus (Pittsburgh, NYC); We Shall Not Be Moved (NYC, Amsterdam); David Gordon’s The Matter (NYC).

JENNIFER HIYAMA (Scenic Designer) Arden debut! Regional: Winter Sort of Thing (Yes! And Collaborative Arts); The Way I Walk (1812 Productions); Little Mermaid (Camden Catholic High School). Education: Ithaca College (BFA Theatrical Production Arts); Walnut Street Theatre (Scenic Art Apprenticeship).

BLESS RUDISILL (Lighting Designer) Arden debut! Regional: Lighting Design for Lovers and Madmen (Forgotten Lore Theatre Company); Everybody (Lone Brick Theatre Company); GANYMEDE 5 (ENAensemble); Between (ENAensemble).  Assistant Lighting Design for Rachel (Quintessence Theatre Company).  Education: University of the Arts (BFA in Theater Design and Technology). I’d love to thank and acknowledge my spouse and all the found family members I’ve made in Philadelphia that have supported my art and evolution.

ILYCIA BUFFALOE (Costume Designer) Arden debut! Regional – Costume Designer: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Delaware Shakespeare Company); The Wizard of Oz (Upper Darby Summer Stage); HOUSE ARREST (West Chester University); Fefu and Her Friends (West Chester University). Costumed Coordinator: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Pennsylvania Theatre Institute). Education: Graduate of West Chester University 2021. I own a drag costume design business called B-Buffaloe and I’ve serviced drag and burlesque performers in the Philadelphia and surrounding areas for the last 3 years.

JOHN KOLBINSKI (Recording Engineer/Sound Designer) Digital work: Sisters! Mary and Joi, No Child…, Robi Hager: So Far, 74 Seconds to Judgement (Arden); D-Pad (Theatre Exile); Everybody, Water by the Spoonful, Uncle Vanya, Men on Boats (Fordham); It’s not a trip, It’s a journey (Chautauqua Theater Co); Live Theater: Popcorn Falls, Civil War Voices, The Winter Wonderettes, Baskerville, Souvenir, The Gift, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Always…Patsy Cline (Walnut Street Theatre); The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare in Clark Park); Basic Witches (Robert Hager); Behold Her (FringeArts/ Half Key Theatre Co); Every Brilliant Thing (Arden/Milwaukee Rep). Audio Engineer at Arden Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre Company, Vail Dance Festival; Sound Supervisor, Chautauqua Theater Company. Sound Systems Designer, InterAct’s Drake Theater. Sound Designer, https://beyondthestory.org/.

ILLDOOTS (Composer) ILL DOOTS has always and will forever be a body of change. Since their inception at University of the Arts in 2009, this musical collective of individuals has each brought their own lifetime of artistic influences and experiences into the fold to contribute to the group’s timeless and genre-defying music. Hailing from all over the United States but unified under the undeniable grit and soul of Philadelphia, the band currently consists of five members; US, Elle.Morris, Scott Ziegler, Jordan McCree, Andrew Nittoli, with frequent collaborations from Simon Martinez. From energy shifting live performances to commissioned theatre works and educational workshops, 3 studio albums and countless mixtapes, plus six national tours to date — to deny ILL DOOTS’ output, social justice advocacy, and relevance to the culture would truly be a disservice to the community that helped make it possible. Every member strives to be a pillar in their community, especially in their work as teaching artists embodying the acronym behind the whole brand: ILL- I Love Living & I Love Learning. Their passion will spread this message throughout the cosmos as they continue to transmute experiences of curiosity and learning into the art.

ALONDRA VITAE (Willie Animator) is a Mexican illustrator and animator. In her personal projects there is an intimate and introspective character based on the daily life of the streets of Mexico. She currently lives in the city of Morelia, Michoacán and is dedicated to being a freelance worker, offering animation, illustration and graphic design services. www.alondravitae.art

JOHN PATOUHAS (Child Supervisor) Arden Debut! Regional: If/Then (Players Club of Swarthmore); The Manayunk Mystery Tour (Manayunk Theater Company); A Midsummer’s Night Dream, As You Like It, and Twelfth Night (Ignoble Shakespeare). Education: Rutgers University – Camden (BA Theater).  I would like to thank the cast and crew of The Snowy Day whose talents and hard work have inspired me every day!

BECCA CLAIRE (Assistant Stage Manager/COVID-19 Safety Manager) Arden debut! Regional: Stage and Production Manager for i am ther zookeeper (Painted Bride) and Just Another Normal Conversation (Philly Fringe – Gershman Black Box); Stage Manager for Since They Left (Philly Fringe – Plays and Players), The Witch of Edmonton (REV Theatre Company), and An Incomplete List of All the Things I’m Going To Miss When The World Is No Longer (Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble).  Education: University of the Arts (BFA Directing, Playwriting, and Production); Covid Safety Training/CCO Certification (Arts & Sciences); Intimacy Coordination for Stage Managers; and Broadway Stage Managers Symposium.  Endless thank you to my family, both blood and found, and the curious minds who make our work worthwhile.

ALEC E. FERRELL (Stage Manager) Arden credits include: Robi Hager: So FarMy General Tubman (World Premiere), Tiny Beautiful ThingsIndecentGem of the OceanEvery Brilliant ThingOnceFun HomeToni Morrison’s The Bluest EyeTouchTones (World Premiere), GypsyA Midsummer Night’s DreamThe Legend of Georgia McBrideThe Secret GardenFunnymanMetamorphosesPassionMacbethLa BêteIncorruptibleThree SistersParadeA Raisin in the SunNext to NormalAugust: Osage CountyA Moon for the MisbegottenGhost-Writer (World Premiere), Blue DoorRabbit Hole, My Name is Asher Lev (World Premiere). Regional: Theatre Horizon; Eugene O’Neill Theater Center; PTC@Play. International: [untitled project] #213 (Edinburgh Festival Fringe). Proud Member of AEA, SMA. Love and thanks to the family.

Special thanks to the Arden Theatre’s production team: Matthew Given, Chris Haig, Kristina McGrath, Martin Stutzman, Amanda Todaro, guest artisan Scott McMaster, and stage manager Alec Ferrell.

Songs

Music by ILL DOOTS

“Sliding Sliding”
“I Got A Snowball”
“The Snow Isn’t There”
“New Snow”
“Down and Up and Round and Round”
“I’m Gonna Whistle”
“You Can Do It”
“I Can Whistle”
“We Got The Goggles”
“Goggles Reprise”
“I’m Writing a Letter”
“I’m Gonna Mail a Letter”
“Happy Birthday”

In Philadelphia, remarkable murals enrich walls all over the city. In The Snowy Day, we feature three very special and beautiful murals. ASpire: No Limits by Ernel Martinez (Featuring Dr. Shawn L. “Air Smooth” White.), Holding Grandmother’s Quilt (West Wall) by Don Gensler (Featuring Community Leader Miss Jones) and Remembering a Forgotten Hero by Keir Johnston and Willis “Nomo” Humphrey (Featuring Octavius V. Catto). These murals are used in our show as a way to encourage Peter to find his voice, his strength, and the artist within. We hope you catch some of these incredible Philadelphia murals on your next walk around the city, and who knows, perhaps inspire you to create some of your own art!

ASpire: No Limits by Ernel Martinez (Featuring Dr. Shawn L. “Air Smooth” White.)

Photo by Steve Weinik

 

Holding Grandmother’s Quilt (West Wall) by Don Gensler (Featuring Community Leader Miss Jones)

Photo by Jack Ramsdale

 

Remembering a Forgotten Hero by Keir Johnston and Willis “Nomo” Humphrey (Featuring Octavius V. Catto)

Photo by Steve Weinik

Corporate, Foundation and Government Support

$100,000 and above

Anne M. and Philip H. Glatfelter, III Family Foundation
Hamilton Family Charitable Trust
Independence Foundation
PA Department of Community & Economic Development
Rosenthal Family Foundation
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
William Penn Foundation
Wyncote Foundation

$50,000 to $99,999

Anton Charitable Trust, in memory of Frederick W. Anton, III
The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
The Philadelphia Foundation
Shubert Foundation

$15,000 to $49,999

Arcadia Foundation
Catherine R. and Anthony A. Clifton Foundation
The CHG Charitable Trust
Comcast Corporation
Connelly Foundation
The COVID-19 Arts Aid PHL Fund
Fox Chase Bank Charitable Fund
The Philadelphia Foundation Fund for Children
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Harmelin Media
Hirsig Family Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation
Horner Family Foundation
Lincoln Financial Foundation
The McLean Contributionship
National Endowment for the Arts
PECO
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
PNC Charitable Trusts
The Victory Foundation
Wolfson Family Foundation
Zeldin Family Foundation

$7,500 to $14,999

Philadelphia Cultural Fund
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TD Bank
TD Charitable Foundation
The Sylvia W. and Randle M. Kauders Foundation
The Suzanne Roberts Cultural Development Fund
Subaru of America Foundation
Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania

$2,500 to $7,499

BB&T Now Truist
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Civic Foundation
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The Haley Foundation
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Jenkintown Building Services
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
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Spector Charitable Trust
Stable Road Foundation
TCF – The Community’s Foundation
Virginia Brown Martin Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation

Up to $1000

Actors’ Equity Foundation
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Judith and Edwin Gerber Family Foundation
The Manny and Ruthy Cohen Foundation
William Goldman Foundation
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Matching Gift Partners

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The Sylvan Society

The exceptional generosity of our leadership donors enables the Arden to tell great stories by having the resources to achieve the highest level of artistic quality. When you contribute $1,000 or more in annual giving, you’ll be recognized with Sylvan Society membership for one year, and membership is renewable annually.

We recognize our Sylvan Society members through a series of benefits carefully designed to bring you closer to the Arden’s work, deepening your appreciation for the role your support plays in our successes.

The below list represents gifts made through December 21, 2021

*Denotes a deceased supporter
^ Includes a matching gift

Chesnut Grove ($25,000 and above)
John R. Alchin and Hal Marryatt

Ivy Bayard*
Lois G. Brodsky
The CHG Charitable Trust
Nancy and Bob Elfant
Alta and N. Peter Hamilton
Robert and Risa Lavizzo-Mourey
Renee E. Polsky*
Ted Robb*
The Rosenberg Family Education Fund
Monica and Philip Rosenthal
Lee and Chris van de Velde
June and Steve Wolfson

Sassafras Grove ($10,000 – $24,999)
Christina and David Fryman

Elizabeth Gemmill
Linda and David Glickstein, The Lida Foundation
Ruth Herd*
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The Suzanne Roberts* Cultural Development Fund

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Anonymous

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Jim and Carolyn Hessinger
Terry and Ann Marie Horner
Winifred Anderson and Eric Lien
Robin and Saifuddin Mama
John and Amy McCawley
The Ann B. McNamee Family Theatre Fund
Tom Petro and Kris Messner
Ceth and Sam Plum
Hether and Don Smith
Rosalyn and Stephen Weinstein

Filbert Grove ($2,500-$4,999)
Anonymous

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Mulberry Grove ($1,000-$2,499)
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Jean Bodine
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Karl Carter
Christopher and Jeffrey Carver
Cordelia Clement
Marc and Margie Cohen
Gregory Coleman
Joy De Jesús and James Reynolds
Ellen Deacon, In Memory of Ernest Cuff
Michael A. and Edward C. Donato
Laura Drake
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Jonathan and Nancy Ellsworth
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Carole M. Foley
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Peter McQuaid
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Marge Neff and Dan Winterstein
Dorothy Novick and Peter Kenney
Susan Odessey
Barbara Oldenhoff
Joel and Bobbie Porter
*Karen and David Pressel
Joy Rickabaugh
Franklyn and Cintra Rodgers
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Kim and Ross Schmucki
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Paula Fuchsberg
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Anne Halkedis
Charles W. Head Jr. and John A. Faggotti
Diane and Dorothy Hofer
Mary and Howard Hurtig
Gwynne L. Isaacs
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$250 – $499

Anonymous
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Lorraine Kilmer
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Jane Maimon and Steven Glazer
Margaret McGovern
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Cheryl and Gerald Meyer
Susan and Alan Miller
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Phyllis and Marvin Robinson
Robert L. Roessler
Adelle Rubin
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Elaine Sherman and Robert Cohan
M. Celeste Simon and Brian Keith
Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Amanda Smoot
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Carol Usonis
Tom and Patricia Vernon
Susan and Tom Walther
Donna and Andrew Wechsler
Joan and Dane Wells
Jessica Welsh
Mindy and Judith Widman
Elizabeth Weinreb
Julie D. Williams
Bob and Ellen Willoughby
Judith Wood
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Woodcock
John Woolsey

$125 – $249

Anonymous (4)
Lawrence and Patricia Abramson
Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Carol Albert
Wendy Ankrom
Mr. and Mrs. John and Marilyn Anthony
Judy Barbush
Cathy Baum
Susan Becker and Aaron Rubin
Raquel Benabe-Lane
Mr. David Berch
Fern and Robert Billet
Beatrice Blasdel
Allen G. Bonner
Iris and Michael Boshes
Michael P. Boyle
Judith Bradley
Amy Brantz and Edward Bedrick
Ramona Broomer
Ann and David Brownlee
Carol Buettger
Dr. Stephen Bulova and Eleanor W. Bulova
Janice Burgh
Caryl Carpenter
Denise and Philip Chapline
Dr. Lawyer and Mrs. Rosette Chapman
John and Mary Ann Collett
John and Ellen Condello
Ms. Elizabeth Cooper
Sara and Alan Crimm
Mary Ann and Jacob Dailey
Frank and Barbara Davide
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Kelly and Steve DeAngelis
Rhonda Dickey
Lisa and Paul Dougherty
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Paulette Freeman
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Lucy Kaufman and Matt Lockwood
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Barbara Keeler
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Janet Kroll
Judy Lalli
Todd Levin
Susan Levinson
Lisa Linder and Richard Grossman
Laurel and Robert Lipshutz
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The Mantione Family
Alice McCreary and David Epler
John McGinty
Lorraine and Bruce McMahon
Arthur Melnick and Bernadette Manning
Shelley K. Rosenberg and H. Gerald Nanos
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald O’Neill
Linda Osler
Michael and Judy Paul
Steven Peitzman
Ms. Irene Pomerantz
Alice Reyes
Dr Daniel Rosenbaum
Shelley Rosenberg
Richard and Anne Rosenberg
Willa Rosenbloom
Bernard and Barbara Ruekgauer
Craig and Bonnie Sheetz
Carleene and David Slowik
Jonne and Corey Smith
Stacy and Jeffrey Sori
Barbara and Steven Speece
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David and Terry Vaughan
Tom and Beth Warms
Susan Wetherill
Doris Williams
Jewel Williamson-Burns
Jim and Jean Wilson
Sue and Eric Woolf
Barrie and Eugene Zenone

$75 – $124

Anonymous (2)
Debra Abraham
Stuart M Adair, In Honor of Amy and Terry
Marsha Yankelev and Michael Eisenbud
Roxie and John Ash
Theresa Baraldi
Michael and Heather Baxter
Richard and Eileen Bazelon
Marcia Benner
Connie and Dick Berman
Ian and Ryane Beutler
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Marian Bradley
Stanton and Jill Braid
Nathan Brownback, In Honor of Bob and Sharon Brownback
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Ryann Carey
Barbara Carmine
Lorene Cary
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Judy Chance
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Ellen and Warren Cohen
Donna Cordner and Brent Groce
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Lauren Daniel
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Steven Elliott
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Cari Feiler Bender and Rodd Bender
Herbert Feinstein
Ruth S. Ferber
Amy Fisher
Joan and Aron Fisher
Pamela Fisk
Krissy Fraelich and Nick Hunchak
Robert Fry and Randi Chud
Heather Furlin
Miriam Galster
Buzz and Linda Gamble
Ofelia Garcia
Charles Geffen
Eileen and William Gemmell
Gwen and Alvin Gilens
Kristen Gillette, In Honor of Amy Murphy
Mary Glackin
Patti Goodman
Ellen Greenlee
Adele Aron Greenspun
Ms. Grace E. Grillet
Barbara Gross, In Honor of Molly and Claudia Weiner
Jan Haig
Nancy S. Halpern
Sue Harasink
Susan Havens-Lang
Beverly Hayden
Sue and Doug Heckrotte
Stacey Helmers
John Heward
Daniel and Monica Hilferty
Ellen Hollin
Chris Hoyler and Bob Jackson
John and Carol Hutelmyer
Dr. and Mrs. William Jantsch
Sandra Jarratt
Drs. Anthony and Estelle Chun
Jane Kamp
Diana Kanoff
Chris and Bridget Kelleher
Lynn Kelley
Frances and Paul Kende
Marjorie Epps Kennedy
Julie Kernis
Robert and Susan Kettell
Jeanne Kiefner
Ellen Kopeland
Christine Kozsuch
Melvin and Rhoda S. Kreiner
Joan and Paul Krzywicki
Tim and Lauren Lambie-Hanson
Martin and Hannah Laufe
Marla and Stew Leftow
Ann Lesch
Victoria Lipoff
Suzanne B. Logeman
Jennifer Lowman
John and Martha Lubell
Ann Ludwig
Sandy and Richard Malkin
Linda and David Marder
Mary and Jack Markov
Audrey Martin
Lawrence Massaro
Suzanne Matlock
George and Judy McCarthy
Richard McCourt
Faith and Arthur McDowell
Michelle McFarlane
Todd McGuire and Michele Poacelli
Barbara McIntyre
Tom and Geri McKernan
Elizabeth McMullen
Sandra and Martin Miller
Joseph and Jane Miluski
Laraine Mocenigo
Steve Montgomery
Hedda and David Morton
Ursula Muehllehner
Gibbs Murray
Karen, David, Eli and Sophie Nathan
Claiborne Newlin
Vicki Nussbaum
Bobi Nevin and Edward Olwell
Dr. Douglas Overtoom
Jane G. Pepper
Dulcie Pomerantz Romm
Dr. Tom and Candace Pratt
Frank and Patricia Preston
Hon. Lillian Harris Ransom
Abi and Craig Reed
Ernest Repice
Jessica Richardson
Clifford Ridley and Betsey Hansell
Cynthia Robertson
Lou and Laura Romano
Barbara and Anthony Rooklin
Maxine Rosen
Myra Rosenberg and Larry Glass
Caryn and Leon Rosenberg
Carol Rosenfeld
Hal and Sue Rosenthal
Richard Ross
Diane Rurode and Jim Lord
Rose Russell
Marjorie and Alexander Russell
Cindy and Steve Ruzansky
Robin Sampson
Marvel Shmiefsky
Warner Session
Kathy and Richard Sexton
Joseph and Louise Shaffer
Barbara Shapiro
Laurel and Jeffrey Silber
Celestine Silverman
Stephen J Small
Patricia Smerz
Patricia Smialkowski
Margaret R. Spencer
Barbara and Robert Stewart
Marie Strahan
Pat and Elaine Sweeney
Daniel Szyld and Kathleen Ross
Elyce Teitelman
Letty Thall
William Thompson
Bill and Heli Tomford, In Honor of Julie Miller Vick’s Birthday
Howard Unterberger
Cynthia L. Vena
Timothy and Victoria Wadas
Emily and Charles Wagner
Carolyn Walter
Mary Ellen and William Wasson
Bob Weinberg and Eleanor Wilner
Shelly and Fred Weiner
Ken and Susan Weiss
Constance West
Gwendolyn Wiley
Lydia and Gary Winderman
Betsy Wollensack
Nancy and Peter Wood

Gifts in Memory…

In Memory of Judith Ann DeVicaris
Oxfor Cohen, P.C.
Cynthia Robertson

In Memory of J. Cooper Robb
Anonymous (2)
Michael Beer
Nancy Burd and Mel Nasielski
Anonymous
Accessibility Office, Bucks County Community College
Karl Carter
Learning Resources, Bucks County Community College
Claire and Hudnall Christopher
Sharon Clothier
Kathleen and Michael Cokenakes
John and Mary Ann Collett
Anne Cook and Russ Troyer
Michael A. and Edward C. Donato
Bob and Nancy Elfant
Christian Fascione
Valley Veterinary Clinic, Buckingham
John and Pat Fiorella
Elizabeth H. Gemmill
Victoria and Duncan Grant
Jamie Hanes
Mary and William Hangley
Lynn P. Harrington
Palmer and Judith Hartl
Terry and Ann Marie Horner
Bob Kaufman
Patricia A Korp
Monica and John Kuna
Ellie Lloyd
Wingate and Janet Lloyd
Deborah and Peter Luquer
Howard and Cirel Magen
Patrick and Linda McCann
Amy L. Murphy and Terrence J. Nolen
Cynthia and Samuel Plum
E. Graham Robb and Betsy Robb
Mary L. Robb
Ted Robb
Joan C. Roberts
Linda and Hays Rockwell
Franklyn and Cintra Rodgers
Sidney and Ruth Rosenblatt
Prudence L. Rosenthal
Kim and Ross Schmucki
Brian Foster and Ernie Sesskin
Don Perelman and Elise Singer
Dr. and Mrs. Kaighn Smith
Holly and Willard Terry
Lee and Chris van de Velde
M.M. van de Velde
Fred Weinstein
June and Steve Wolfson

In Memory of Dr. Mindy Goldberg Rose
Anonymous
Susan Avjian
Debby Baratz
Ron and Joyce Bayer
Stephen and Judy Bleyer
James Caplan
Hope and David Danoff
Barbara Fierstein
Amy Fisher
Charles Geffen
Patti Goodman
Alan Greenberg
Elissa Harris
Ellen Hollin
David Karr
Karr Barth Associates
Patricia Lahn
John McGinty
Lawrence Pauker
Ernest Repice
Nancy Rikoon
Carol Rosenfeld
Susan Rush
Jo Ann Tancer
Peter and Diane Tryhane
Howard Unterberger
Lauren Wysmuller

In Memory of Eleanor Segal
Anonymous
Debra Abraham
Judy Burton
Michael and Amy Butchko
Janet Ginzberg and John Caskey
Donna Cooper
Maurine P. Dooley
Adrienne Dunsing
Cari Feiler Bender and Rodd Bender
Marcia Halbert
Dorothy Hoffman
Audrey Isdaner
Debra Kahn
Phyllis Kaufman
Neil Klinger
Josh Landay
Susan Levering
Josh Levy and Heidi Segall Levy
Sandra Ludwig
Louis Magagna
Jane Maimon and Steven Glazer
Judith Nathan
Karen, David, Eli and Sophie Nathan
Vicki Nussbaum
Jacqueline Parker
Pledgeling Foundation
Jacob and Deanna Salzmann
Mary Ann Stover and Amy Steerman
Lisa Syken
Joanne Taubenberger
Tina Trent
Paul and Marilyn Weintraub
Matthew Whitehorn

Claiborne Newlin, In Memory of Deborah Bambino
Anonymous, In Memory of John and Patricia Brotherton
Joan Cullen, In Memory of Patricia Brown
Claire and Lud Pisapia, In Memory of Joe Crosley
Ellen Deacon, In Memory of Ernest Cuff
Rhonda Dickey, In Memory of Marjorie Dickey
Elizabeth Fernández-Vina, In Memory of Teresita Fernández-Vina
Judy Chance, In Memory of Albert M. Greenfield, III
Linda Katz, In Memory of Elkan M. Katz
Dr. Rhonda Karp, In Memory of Dr. Stephen Kay
Celestine Silverman, In Memory of Marguerite McCutcheon
Anne Halkedis, In Memory of Wesley Montgomery
Ursula Muehllehner, In Memory of Gerd Muehllehner
Dan Rothermel and Michael Hairston, In Memory of Richard Repetto
Anonymous, In Memory of Annie Richardson
Lorene Cary, In Memory of The Rev. Rob’t C. Smith
Frank and Barabara Davide, III, In Memory of Desmond Starr
Lisa and Paul Dougherty, In Memory of Evie Swierczynski
Carol Usonis, In Memory of Mary Wood

The Legacy Society

Arden Theatre Company would like to recognize the following supporters who have included
the Arden in their wills or estate plans. Their planned gift provides support which will help
sustain the Arden’s work for decades to come.

Anonymous
Ms. Peggy Anderson*
Stanley Baurys*
Ivy Bayard*
Jane Berryman
Louis Bluver
Mary P. Burr
Pearl M. Carpel*
Larry S. Friedman* and Dean H. Rishel
Ellis Ginsberg*
Peter Gistelinck and Kim Bloom
Grace Gonglewski and Eric Schoefer
Jim and Carolyn Hessinger
Suzanne and James Hill
Mary Ellen Krober
William Loeb
Donald Martin and Richard Repetto*
Peggy Morgan
Tom Petro and Kris Messner
Kristen Phillips and Matt Schreck
Renee E. Polsky*
Madeline Portnoy
Irene M. Reiter*
Dr. Harry Rosenthal
Marilyn and Dean Staats

*Denotes deceased supporter

Restaurants in Old City are open and ready to welcome you back! We recommend these restaurants that support the Arden. Restaurants with * offer a 10% discount to Arden patrons. Please ask your server for details.

Campo'sCampo’s | Visit their website
214 Market Street | 215.923.1000

Style: Philly classics; fast-casual; kid-friendly

For 70+ years, this family-owned deli restaurant focuses on Philly favorites: hoagies and steaks. Plus soups, salads, and sandwiches, and gluten-free and vegan options.

 

 

Chloe

Cuba Libre* | Visit their website
10 South 2nd Street | 215.627.0666 

Style: Cuban Cuisine; kid-friendly; rum bar

The décor takes you back to 1950’s Old Havana, and the menu contains a contemporary interpretation of traditional Cuban cuisine.

 

Fork Restaurant

Fork* | Visit their website
306 Market Street | 215.625.9425 

Style: Contemporary American; fine dining

Known for 20+ years for its interesting Contemporary American menu and high ceilings with twinkling lights, Fork serves locally sourced and seasonally inspired dishes.

 

 

 

Franklin Fountain

Franklin Fountain* | Visit their website
116 Market Street | 215.627.1899 

Style: Ice cream; soda shop

This old-fashioned ice cream parlor has bow-tie-wearing staff serving classic ice cream flavors and soda fountain favorites throughout the year.

 

 

High Street Restaurant

High Street Philly | Visit their website
101 S. 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 | 215.625.0988 

Style: Artisanal cuisine; fresh baked goods

This informal cousin of Fork sits next door with a local-artisan decor and features delicious sandwiches and pastries. Join them daily for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

 

Khyber Pass Restaurant

Khyber Pass Pub | Visit their website
56 S. 2nd Street | 215.238.5888

Style: Southern comfort; cozy bar

This cozy bar specializes in Southern, Cajun, and Creole cuisines, featuring some of the best barbecue in the city, signature po-boys, and an expansive draft list.

 

Oui* | Visit their website
160 N 3rd Street | 215.922.1269

Style: Pastry shop

Oui, a seasonal pastry shop in Old City, is all about creating sweet treats to accompany each day’s celebrations, big or small. They offer a seasonal menu that includes both traditional and innovative pastries, all made in-house.

 

Panorama | Visit their website
14 N Front St | 215.922.7800

Style: Italian cuisine; wine bar; fine dining

Proud of their Guinness World Record as the world’s largest wine bar, this Italian restaurant serves generations-old family recipes re-imagined for today.

 

 

 

The Plough and the Stars

The Plough & the Stars* | Visit their website
123 Chestnut Street | 215.733.0300   

Style: Irish pub fair; Western European cuisine

A Western European menu with a strong Irish influence, including traditional pub favorites, more sophisticated fare for foodies, and vegan, gluten-free and heart healthy options.

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Positano Coast | Visit their website
212 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor | 215.238.0499 

Style: Mediterranean cuisine; outdoor patio

This Aldo Lamberti restaurant makes you feel like you’re on Italy’s Amalfi Coast with a menu of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine and creative variations of classic Italian dishes.

 

Race Street Cafe

Race Street Café | Visit their website
208 Race Street | 215.627.6181 

Style: Traditional American; cozy bar

A low-key café with a rustic vibe, the menu includes house-made soups, pub food like burgers and sandwiches, and entrees from a Fish of the Day to New York Strip Steak.

 

Royal Boucherie* | Visit their website
52 S. 2nd Street | 215.606.6313

Style: French inspired cuisine; up-scale comfort

Their locally sourced menu (with roots in French cuisine) provides the freedom to enjoy drinks and a light bite, a beer and a burger or four-courses paired with a delicious cocktail.

 

 

Shane Confectionery

Shane Confectionery* | Visit their website
110 Market Street | 215.922.1048 

Style: Candy shop

America’s oldest, continuously-run confectionery, they offer an array of traditional hand-made chocolates, caramels, fudge, hard candies and more.

 

South Street Philly Bagels

South Street Philly Bagels | Visit their website
613 S. 3rd Street | 215.627.6277

Style: Breakfast spot; bagel bakery

This family-owned and operated bagel bakery brings fresh bagels to the community every day. Stop by with your ticket to get a free coffee with the purchase of a breakfast sandwich!

 

 

Vista Peru Restaurant

Vista Peru | Visit their website
20 S. 2nd Street | 215.398.5046

Style: Peruvian cuisine; pisco cocktails

With a desire and passion to expand the love of Peruvian flavors, Miguel Toro created Vista Peru; the first authentic Peruvian restaurant in Philadelphia.