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January 29 – February 22, 2015
he mission of the Los Altos Stage Company is to engage the
community and artists in creating and experiencing intimate,
professional-quality theater.
The Los Altos Stage Company is a quintessential neighborhood
playhouse celebrating the full canon of American theater. We
strive to bring together a diversity of theater practitioners, enthusiasts, and supporters to create, explore and celebrate musicals, comedies, dramas that together weave a rich tapestry of
American culture and experience. Each season, the Los Altos
Stage Company seeks to balance work that entertains, engages,
provokes and inspires our audience. Leveraging the special nature of our intimate 99-seat theater, we believe in building deep
connections between artist and audience, in offering high production values, and in creating an audience experience that is
warm, welcoming, and personal.
The Los Altos Stage Company plays an essential role our community by creating and presenting live theater in Los Altos, serving as a cultural hub for local residents, and inspiring a passion
for the performing arts in current and future generations. By
fostering a deep commitment and connection to the performing
arts locally, we seek to advance a more vibrant cultural community throughout our region. Since our inception, the Los Altos
Stage Company has produced more than 120 productions.
Maple & Vine
by Jordan Harrison
Directed by
Gary Landis
Stage Manager
Marte Synnøve Abrahamsen
Scenic Designer
Jaime Giovannone
Costume Designer
Courtney Flores
Props Designer
Patricia Tyler
Projection Designer
Christopher Peoples
Lighting Designer
Jennifer Corman Greene
Sound Designer
Chris Enni
Maple and Vine is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Playwrights Horizons, Inc., New York City, produced the New York Premiere of Maple and Vine
Off-Broadway in 2011. Maple and Vine premiered at the Humana Festival of New American
Plays in 2011. The play was commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. It was originally developed by members of The Civilians, and written with support from Guggenheim and Hodder Fellowships. It received developmental support from Playwrights Horizons, the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School New Works Festival, and the
Kesselring Fellowship through the Orchard Project and the National Arts Club.
The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.
There will be one 15-minute intermission.
Katha Ryu
Dean Jenna/Ellen
Lorie Goulart
Jeffrey Sun
Danny Martin
Courtney Hatcher
Clinton Williams
Act I – New York City, present-day
Act II – The SDO, 1955
Lorie Goulart (Katha) Lorie is thrilled to be taking this trip back
in time with Los Altos Stage Company. Some of her favorite
shows and time traveling jaunts include Alice in You Can’t Take It
With You (Palo Alto Players), Ida in See How They Run (Tabard
Theatre) and Rose in Enchanted April (Northside Theatre). By day,
Lorie can be found banking hard at SVB. In her spare time she
enjoys reading with a good cup of tea, watching Anne of Green
Gables, snapping photos and gallivanting with her fiancé.
Jeffrey Sun (Ryu) Jeffrey is delighted to be performing with The
Los Altos Stage Company. He started his career almost five years
ago as a voice actor doing radio spots and industrials. Shortly
after, with the encouragement from his voice acting instructor /
casting director, he began working in front of the camera. Since
then, Jeffrey has been featured in a series of films, commercials,
and last year, made his debut on stage as Dennis in Engagement
at the Beverly Hills Playhouse of San Francisco. Recently, he has
put on the Director’s hat and had a successful run of Christopher
Durang’s The Actor’s Nightmare at the BHPSF and is currently
working on directing a short film.
Danny Martin (Dean) Danny returns to Los Altos Stage Company,
having appeared earlier this year as Dickie Bell in The Fox on the
Fairway and as Gooper in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. He was recently
seen as Will Bloom in the West Coast Premiere of Big Fish at Palo
Alto Players. Danny has performed throughout the Bay Area in
numerous musicals and plays for over a decade. Favorite past
shows James and the Giant Peach (Aunt Spiker), 110 in the Shade
(Noah), Annie (Rooster), Crimes of the Heart (Barnette), Noises
Off (Freddie), Burn This (Larry), A Chorus Line (Bobby), Jekyll and
Hyde (Lord Savage/Spider), Urinetown (Mr. McQueen), Oklahoma
(Curley), and Cinderella (Prince Christopher).
Courtney Hatcher (Ellen/Jenna) Courtney returns to Los Altos
Stage, where she was last seen as Pippi in The Great American
Trailer Park Musical, and as Yellow Girl in Shout! The Mod
Musical. Courtney recently appeared in SJ Stage’s production
of Bonnie and Clyde. Past favorite roles include: Janet Van de
Graaff in The Drowsy Chaperone (Hillbarn Theatre), Amber Von
Tussle in Hairspray (Broadway By the Bay), Mary Lane in Reefer
Madness: The Musical (SJ Stage) and Cindy Lou Huffington in The
Marvelous Wonderettes and The Winter Wonderettes (Coastal
Rep). Courtney graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Musical
Theatre from California State University, Chico.
Clinton Williams (Roger/Omar) Clinton is thrilled to be back at Los
Altos Stage Company after playing Duke in The Great American
Trailer Park Musical. Originally from Austin, TX, he obtained his
B.F.A in Theatre: Performance & Production from Texas State
University. He has worked in the industry in numerous facets
including; acting, directing, design, and management. Recent
roles include; Harold and Maude (Inspector Bernard), Guys &
Dolls (Angie the Ox), White Christmas (Ralph Sheldrake), Tarzan
(Clayton), Wit (Jason Posner) and As Bees in Honey Drown
(Morris Kaden). Clinton has also appeared in numerous feature
films as well as television.
Charles Angell, Nada Angell, Amy Ruth Baker, Haley Barta, Susan Buchs, JC Sales
Jordan Harrison (Playwright) Jordan Harrison’s plays include Marjorie Prime, Maple and
Vine, The Grown-Up, Doris to Darlene, Futura, Amazons and their Men,Act a Lady, Finn in the
Underworld, Kid-Simple, The Museum Play, Standing on Ceremony (written with Doug Wright,
Paul Rudnick, and many others), and a musical, Suprema, written with Daniel Zaitchik. His
work has been produced at American Conservatory Theatre (ACT), the Arden Theatre, Berkeley
Repertory Theatre, City Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, the Mark Taper Forum, Minetta Lane Theater,
NAATCO, Next Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Portland Center Stage, and SPF, among others.
Five of Jordan’s plays have premiered in the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Jordan is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship, the Kesselring Prize,
a Theater Masters’ Innovative Playwright Award, the Roe Green Award from Cleveland Play
House, the Heideman Award, the Loewe Award for Musical Theater, Jerome and McKnight
Fellowships, a NYSCA grant, and a NEA/TCG Playwright-in-Residence Grant with The Empty
Space Theater. His children’s musical, The Flea and the Professor, won the 2011 Barrymore
Award for Best Production. A graduate of Stanford University and the Brown MFA program,
Jordan is an alumnus of New Dramatists. He is an Affiliated Artist with Clubbed Thumb, The
Civilians, and The Playwrights’ Center. He currently writes for the Netflix original series Orange
is the New Black.
Gary Landis (Director) Gary joined the Los Altos Stage Company in 2012 and was named
Executive Director in 2013, bringing with him 25 years of arts management experience with
organizations large and small across a variety of disciplines (theater, music, visual arts). He
worked in regional theater in Washington, D.C (Arena Stage) and educational theater in New
York City (Creative Arts Team), before moving to the Bay Area in 1998. Over the course of his
long and winding career in the arts, Gary has been an actor, director, scenic designer, stage
manager, stagehand, arts marketer, and fundraising professional. His life in the theater began
at an early age, acting in Los Angeles-based youth theater, and then continued to deepen
throughout high school and college in Southern California to include directing and stage design.
Gary holds a bachelor’s degree in theater arts from California State University, Northridge, a
master’s degree in theater history, theory, and criticism from the University of Pittsburgh, and
a master’s degree in arts management from Carnegie Mellon University. Most recently, Gary
directed the Los Altos Stage Company’s 2013 production of The Fantasticks.
Jaime Giovannone (Scenic Designer) Jaime has recently moved herself from Chicago, Illinois
to the beautiful South Bay to design and build scenery for the Los Altos Stage Company including
most recently this season’s opening production of The Great American Trailer Park Musical.
Locally, she had also designed and built sets for The Pear Avenue Theatre and Renegade
Theatre Experiment. In Chicago she made models for Tony Award Winners Todd Rosenthal and
Kevin Depinet, and designed several shows including A New Brain and The Carnival of Animals
for Brown Paper Box Co. and Chi Arts. Her paint credits for Chicago include numerous shows
at the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Crosstown Scenic, Lookingglass and over a dozen other
theatres. Jaime has also previously painted, designed and assistant designed for the Cleveland
Playhouse, the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts
Camp, and is an alumni from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Christopher Peoples (Projection Designer) Chris is delighted to be involved in his fourth
production with the Los Altos Stage Company, following up on his work last season’s hugely
successful Harold and Maude, this past summer’s youth theatre production of The Wizard of
Oz, and, most recently, The Fox on the Fairway. He is a Bay Area native and started San Jose
based Allegory Productions in 2010. Recent credits include videos for local artists Karyn Page,
Latyrx and Gift of Gab, nonprofits Foster a Dream and The Pro Bono Project, and a 2014
CreaTiVe Excellence award in Cinematography for the short film Love in Absentia. Chris would
like to thank Dan Wilson for allowing him to be a part of this great project and his fiancée Jenn
for always being his motivator and rock.
Marte Synnøve Abrahamsen (Stage Manager) Marte is delighted to work on her first
production with the Los Altos Stage Company. Marte’s work as stage manager includes How
to Succeed and Little Shop of Horrors at Foothill Music Theatre, and Curtains with Woodside
Community Theatre. She also works as a costumer for Starting Arts, and loved working on
costumes for The Meshuga Nutcracker! by Guggenheim Entertainment.
Courtney Flores (Costume Designer) Courtney is a Bay Area native Costume Designer.
Recent productions include: Taming of the Shrew at San Francisco Shakespeare Festival,
Daylighting at Shotgun Players, Chasing Mesherle at Intersection for the Arts, James and The
Giant Peach at Douglas Morrison Theatre, Medea at African American Shakespeare Company,
and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Great American Trailer Park Musical at Los Altos Stage
Company. Courtney received her AA in Fashion Design at College of Alameda and her BA in
Theatre Arts at California State University Hayward. Courtney is also a member of Bay Area
Latino Theatre Artists Network.
Jennifer Corman Greene (Lighting Designer) This is Jen’s fourth time designing lights in
the Bus Barn Theater, having worked for the Los Altos Stage Company on this past season’s
production of The Wizard of Oz and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and the previous season’s production
of On Golden Pond. She has been a professional lighting designer for the past 10 years. She
spent 7 years in the Philadelphia area, 3 years in the Portland, OR and moved to the Bay
Area in 2012. In Philadelphia, she also spent 5 years as the Assistant Lighting Coordinator at
the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. She has a BA in theater from
Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA and is currently a graduate student at the University of
San Francisco in the Masters of Nonprofit Administration program.
Patricia Tyler (Properties Designer) Patricia Tyler has designed props and costumes for
over 40 shows in the Bay Area including Los Altos Stage Company, The Pear Ave. Theatre,
Lyric Theatre, Palo Alto Players and Dragon. She has appeared as an actress on many of
those stages as well. Her performing background includes puppetry (Lunatique Fantastique),
improvisation (The Second City), mime (Seattle Mime Theatre) and film (“Hemingway &
Gellhorn”, “Dumbarton Bridge”, “Trouble in Mind”).
Chris Enni (Sound Designer) Chris has designed sound for the Los Altos Stage Company
for eight years, having worked on seventeen productions beginning with The Complete Works
of Shakespeare, Abridged in 2008, up to this current production of Maple and Vine. Working
at the Los Altos Stage has been a great way to combine his love of theater, music, and sound
engineering. He also writes and records music and teach piano. Sometimes he gets to play
‘rock star’ when he plays guitar with the local Los Altos band, Bad Daddies, (yes, all dads!).
Los Altos Stage Company gratefully acknowledges the many businesses,
corporations, foundations and individuals whose generous support makes our
productions possible. Contributions listed below reflect gifts received over the past
year. For corrections or to make a contribution, please contact Gary Landis @
650-941-0551 • P.O. Box 151, Los Altos, CA 94023.
The City of Los Altos
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Los Altos Community Foundation
Silicon Valley Creates
Passerelle Investments
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund
Courtyard by Marriott, Palo Alto-Los Altos
Alain Pinel Realtors, Kathy Bridgeman
Alain Pinel Realtors, Ursula Cremona and Patti Robinson
Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Charlene and Vicki Geers
Young, Craig and Company, LLP
($2,500 and above)
Eileen and Robert Eng
Cammie and Eb Bright
Nan and Chuck Geschke
Bob Grimm
Karla Lacey and John Zoglin
Richard Lonergan and
Marilyn Manning
Vicki and Dave Reeder
Edward and Pamela Taft
($1,000 to $2,499)
Matt and Marcia Allen
Abby and James Althoff
Lucy Carter
Jerre and Nancy Hitz
Ralph and Carol Kuiper
Sue and Peter LaTourrette
Penny and Roy Lave
Mark and Candace Leonard
Ann and George Limbach
Jim and Virginia Lyons
Clyde and Lois Noel
John Sylvester
Jim and Emy Thurber
Twila and Clay Woods
($500 - $999)
Bob and Lois Adams
Elizabeth Bowman
Marge and Mike Bruno
Lucy Carter
Jeff Clarke
Bill and Claudia Coleman
Courtney Corrigan
Karen and Randall Fowler
Liz and Jerry Gard
Anne and Larry Hambly
Judy Hannemann
Mady and Mel Kahn
Dan and Rory Kaplan
Phil and Jan Meyer
Jean and Barbara Mordo
Robert and Susan Raffo
Paul and Lynn Romeo
Ray and Meredith Rothrock
Virginia Sturdevant
Jan and Doug Willbanks
Patti and Ed White
Dennis and Roberta Young
($250 - $499)
Gerald and Mardell Blaufarb
William Bryson
Robert Cole
John and Stevie Day
Larry and Anne Hambly
Mel and Mady Kahn
Gus Kambietz
Petrita Lipkin
Mary Ellen McWilliams
Jim and Marge Shively
David Simon and
Lynn Gordon
David and Lenelle Smith
($100 - $249)
Margaret Abe
Robert and Connie Adler
Laura Bajuk
Ian and Suzanne Band
Martin Billik
Pat and John Blackie
Carolyn Joan Bliss
Constance Boulay
JoAnn Buchanan
Patricia Campbell
Lou Caputo
Arthur and Jean Carmichael
Dean and Linda Clark
William and Kathleen Cohen
Ann and Clyde Coombs
Vivien D’Andrea
Jim and Dee Cunningham
Stephanie and Chris Dauer
Joyce Dougherty
Alex and Loraine Drukarev
Cille and Frank Emery
Dick Enos
Alice Erber and Robert
Randee and Tom Fenner
Chet and Pat Frankenfield
Pearl and Michael Garvin
Jon and Kimberly
Wayne and Marlene Grove
Gary and Patricia Hedden
Rosemary Hernandez
Mark and Michele Hollar
Gloria Hom
Stratton Jaquette
Barry Lee Johnson
Shannon Kilgore
George Kirkpatrick
Carol Kleyensteuber
Saramae Koering
Raymond Landis
Elizabeth Latta
Christina Lindstrom
Mark Lindberg
Kirk Lindstrom
Alice Loughry
Rich and Bev Marconi
Phil and Jan Meyer
Hal and Juanita Nissley
Liz and Paul Nyberg
Susan Park and Jim
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Majorie Ann Rauch
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Janice Richards
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Lynda Sanders
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Barbara Sarpa
Kenneth Siegel and
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Court and Barrie Skinner
Bert and Jackie Stephens
Patti Summers
Nancy and Al Traficanti
Fritz and Nomi Trapnell
Stan Turnbull
Sally and Dan Ward
Susan Ware
Ann Wendin
Roy and Patty Woolsey
(Up to $100)
Julie Amato
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Jean Babb
Alan Badger
Noelle Boero
Dave and Sally Brew
Michael Butensky
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Kevin and Susan Canty
June Casey
Amie Chang
Anne Chang
Michal Cierniak
Nell Cliff
Geneva DePaola
Andrea Eaton
Patrice Eberli
Barbara Emerich
Kathryn Frankland
Carl Gallagher
W. Earl Hall
Frances Hancock
Karen Hansen
Sasha Hart
Shirley Heine
Frederick Hines
Anne Houghteling
Alice Householder
Michelle Ianiro
Gary Kalbach
Lothar and Donna Kleiner
Bill and Terry Krivan
Michelle and Doo Ho Lee
Christina Lindstrom
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Judith Manton
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January 29–February 22, 2015
November 20–December 14, 2014
April 9–May 3, 2015
May 28 – June 27, 2015
P.O. Box 151
Los Altos, CA 94023
Gary Landis...............................Executive
Landis.........................................Executive Director
Daniel P.
P. Wilson…............Associate
Wilson…............Associate Artistic
Joyce Goldschmid.....................................Photographer
Scenic Designer
Office Designer
Lucy Littlewood.............................Box
Susan Buchs....................................Box Office Manager
Abby Althoff
Roy Lave
Richard Lonergan
Vicki Reeder (President)
John Sylvester
James Thurber, Sr.
97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022
In the Hillview Community Center
Is located next to theater. Tickets and Information: (650) 941-0551. Hours: Wednesday, Thursday,
and Friday, 3:00 - 6:00 pm. Will Call opens 30 minutes before curtain.
Is located next to theater. Tickets and Information: (650) 941-0551. Hours: Wednesday, Thursday,
and Friday, 3:00 - 6:00 pm. Will Call opens 30 minutes before curtain.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm unless otherwise noted.
Preview Thursday: $28
Opening Night: $36
Wednesday: $28
Thu/Fri/Sat: $34
Sunday: $30
Student price of $18, excluding Opening Night
Are available to groups of 10 or more. Call the Box Office for details.
Only subscribers can exchange their tickets, free of charge. All exchanges are subject to availability
and we cannot guarantee the same assigned seats. Sorry, no ticket refunds.
Is available. Please notify the Box Office in advance when purchasing tickets.
There is no smoking in the theater. Cameras and recording devices are prohibited.
As a courtesy to other patrons, please turn off your pager, cell phone or watch alarm during the
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