b'THANNIVERSARY SEASON!Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence and Innovation25in Venturas Downtown Cultural DistrictRubicon was created as Venturas first non-profit professionalRubicon Co-Founders theatre company in 1998 by a group of actors and directorsJames ONeil and Karyl Lynn Burns with artist based here in our regionartists who wanted, more thanLauren Patten after the anything, to make an impact on the cultural and educationalTony Awards. Lauren, life of their friends and neighbors in the place they calledwhose work with Rubicon includes The Diary of Anne home. From its inception, Rubicon has belonged to thisFrank, Bus Stop, Fiddler community. It was, and continues to be,TRULY YOURS .on the Roof, and Women Beyond Borders, won the With this in mind, we are truly and deeply excited toTony for her groundbreaking announce Rubicons 25 thAnniversary Season in Venturasperformance in Jagged Little Downtown Cultural District, a diverse selection of dramas,Pill on Broadway.comedies, and musicals selected just for YOU. The upcoming season is full of compelling, must-see stories that ask us to think about what matters; what is essential and real. Our landmark Silver Anniversary offers stories that are full of humor, grit, compassion, heart, and, above all, truth. Each play or musical is a soulful letter of sorts from the playwright inviting us to listen intently, to dig deeply, to engage fully, and to respond. The creators have penned characters who urgently need to understand the world around themwho are hungry to make sense of the confusion, to know themselves, to make their mark, to make a difference, and to share their authentic selves. Our season includes The Lifespan of a Fact, an acclaimed play that explores the fine line between facts and poetic license; The World Goes Round, a Drama Desk award-winning musical revue about overcoming obstacles and living life with passion and determination; Eisenhower: This Piece of Ground, a solo play about our 34th president and his commitment to uncovering whole truths; The A Train, a play-with-music about loving our children for who they are and not who we want them to be; and Once, a romantic, Tony Award-winning musical about finding the strength to overcome fear and make dreams come true. We invite you to play a pivotal role in sharing these special productions. Please consider becoming a 25th Anniversary Season Sponsor, Show Sponsor, Co-Sponsor or Artist Underwriter. Whether you are an individual or a business, we offer many special benefits to honor your contributiona tailored mix of tickets, program ads, logos on ads, mention on radio and TV, onstage recognition, and behind-the-scenes experiences.Please join us and be a part of the celebration. Be a part of a season that isTruly Yours,Doug HalterRosa Lee MeasuresKaryl Lynn Burns Board President Honorary Chair Artistic Director/Co-FounderCover photos (from top then left to right): Josey Montana McCoy and Renn Woods in Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Kara Revel, Tasha Ames and Faline England in Crimes of the Heart. Jamie Yun and Alex Nee in Rodgers and Hammersteins South Pacific. Dan Gunther, John Slade, Travis Michael Holder, Tim Sampson, Chris Butler, Joseph Fuqua, Nick Santoro, and John Ainsworth in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. Pamela Shaddock and Jeff Kober in Defying Gravity. Photos by Loren Haar, Jeanne Tanner and Rod Lathim.To become a Sponsor, or for more information, please contact:Director of Mar 6 E. Main S ommunity Relat alifornia 93001ELEY.667.2900www.rubicontheatre.org100 keting & C treet, Ventura, C ions TESSA NE805 attneeley@rubicontheatre.org or 805.667.2912 x239 3'