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Press Release: Hamlet Extension Announcement

THE CRITICS ARE RAVING!

“A powerful new staging of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy."
“Director Barry Edelstein’s assured sense of tone — in his most accomplished directing venture at the Globe yet — is one of the best aspects of this deeply absorbing and visually rich show, which unfolds across a broad emotional spectrum. So is the absolutely committed performance of the young newcomer Grantham Coleman, who inhabits the character of Hamlet with an equally complex set of responses — at times slyly self-assured, at others volcanic with rage, at still others so twitchy and jittery he’s like a human nerve ending.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune

“The star of the show is Director Barry Edelstein, as the entirety of this production flows from his sensibilities as a Shakespearean.  Those sensibilities result in a thoughtful and highly entertaining performance.” —Talkin’ Broadway

“The Old Globe brings a smart, imaginative, and powerful version to their San Diego stage that you don't want to miss. Grantham Coleman carries the title role and he is excellent and eloquent as the Prince of Denmark.” —BroadwayWorld

By Popular Demand ~ Now Extended Through SEPTEMBER 22! 
Shakespeare’s Exhilarating Tragedy HAMLET
Directed by the Globe’s Own BARRY EDELSTEIN, 
Part of the 2017 SUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

SAN DIEGO (August 22, 2017)—The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare’s exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22! The Globe’s Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation’s finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare’s iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. We have extended the run of one of the greatest plays ever written by more than a week; it will now play until Friday September 22, 2017 in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Tickets start at $30 and go on sale to the general public on Tuesday August 22 at noon.

The cast of Hamlet will feature Grantham Coleman (The Public Theater’s As You Like It and Buzzer, Hulu’s 11.22.63) in the title role, with Opal Alladin (Hedda Gabler and On Golden Pond on Broadway, United 93) as Queen Gertrude; Michael Genet (Broadway’s WickedHamletA Few Good Men) as The Ghost, Player King, and Gravedigger; Patrick Kerr (Globe’s King Richard II and Love’s Labor’s Lost, “Frasier”) as Polonius; Ian Lassiter (Globe’s King Richard II, Broadway’s The Cherry Orchard and War Horse) as Horatio; Jonny Orsini (Love’s Labor’s Lost and Othello at the Globe, The Nance and Macbeth on Broadway) as Laertes; and Cornell Womack (Globe’s The Winter’s Tale, Broadway’s On Golden Pond and Talk Radio) as King Claudius. The cast also includes students in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program: Amara James Aja as Marcellus and Sailor; Samuel Max Avishay as Voltemand; Nora Carroll as Guildenstern; Renardo Charles Jr. as Player Lucianus; Ajinkya Desai as Norwegian Captain and Player Prologue; Talley Beth Gale as Ophelia; Kevin Hafso-Koppman as Rosencrantz; Daniel Ian Joeck as Francisco and Doctor of Divinity; Lorenzo Landini as Barnardo and Fortinbras; Jose Martinez as Gentleman of King Claudius’s Court; Christina A. Okolo  as Player Queen; Larica Schnell as Osric; and Samantha Sutliff as Cornelia. The musicians are Chaz Cabrera andGabriel Wolf.

The creative team includes Tim Mackabee (Scenic Design), Cait O’Connor (Costume Design), Stephen Strawbridge (Lighting Design), Sten Severson (Sound Design), Curtis Moore (Original Music), Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum (Fight Director), David Huber (Voice Coach), Jim Carnahan, CSA (Casting), and Pamela Salling (Production Stage Manager).

“The privilege of directing Hamlet at The Old Globe is deeply meaningful to me, and I’m thrilled and honored to do it,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “The play is endlessly fascinating, puzzling, and rewarding, and experiencing it in the hands of brilliant actors is one of the great thrills that live theatre can deliver. The company assembled in San Diego this summer is simply breathtaking—full of talent, imagination, and power—and I cannot wait to share their work, and this magnificent play, with our audiences.”

Barry Edelstein (Director, Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director) is a stage director, producer, author, and educator. Recognized as one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare, he has directed nearly half of the Bard’s plays. His Globe directing credits include The Winter’s Tale, OthelloThe Twenty-seventh Man, the world premiere of Rain, and Picasso at the Lapin Agile. He also directed All’s Well That Ends Well as the inaugural production of the Globe for All community tour. As Director of the Shakespeare Initiative at The Public Theater (2008–2012), Mr. Edelstein oversaw all of the company’s Shakespearean productions as well as its educational, community outreach, and artist-training programs. At The Public, he staged the world premiere of The Twenty-seventh ManJulius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, Timon of Athens, and Steve Martin’s WASP and Other Plays. He was also Associate Producer of The Public’s Broadway production of The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino. From 1998 to 2003 he was Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company. Mr. Edelstein’s other Shakespearean directorial credits include The Winter’s Tale at Classic Stage Company; As You Like It starring Gwyneth Paltrow; and Richard III starring John Turturro. His additional credits include the Lucille Lortel Award-winning revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons; the world premiere of Steve Martin’s The Underpants, which he commissioned; and Molière’s The Misanthrope starring Uma Thurman in her stage debut. Mr. Edelstein has taught Shakespearean acting at The Juilliard School, New York University’s Graduate Acting Program, and the University of Southern California. His book Thinking Shakespeare is the standard text on American Shakespearean acting. He is also the author of Bardisms: Shakespeare for All Occasions. He is a graduate of Tufts University and the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Hamlet is supported in part through gifts from Production Sponsors Karen and Donald CohnAnn DaviesPam Farr and Buford AlexanderJoan and Irwin JacobsQualcommJean and Gary ShekhterGillian and Tony Thornley, the Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Fund, and Vicki and Carl Zeiger, as well as Artist Sponsors Sue and Edward “Duff” Sanderson (for Jonny Orsini, playing Laertes), June Yoder (for Grantham Coleman, playing Hamlet), and an anonymous donor (for costume designer Cait O’Connor). Hamlet is also supported by the Jean and Gary Shekhter Fund for Classic Theatre.

SINGLE TICKETS to Hamlet start at $30 and go on sale to the general public on Tuesday August 22, at noon. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623], or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors, military members, and groups of 10 or more. Performances begin on August 6 and continue through September 22, 2017. Performance times: Opening night was Saturday, August 12. Regular performances: Tuesdays through Sundays.  Performance times after September 5: Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.

LOCATION and PARKING INFORMATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. Through a special arrangement with the San Diego Zoo, Old Globe evening ticket-holders have the opportunity to pre-purchase valet parking in the Zoo’s employee parking structure. With a drop-off point just a short walk to the Globe, theatregoers may purchase fast, easy, convenient valet parking for just $14 per vehicle per evening. Pre-paid only, available only by phone through the Old Globe Box Office. Call (619) 234-5623 or visit www.theoldglobe.org/plan-your-visit/directions--parking/valet-parking.

There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Guests may also be dropped off in front of the Mingei International Museum. The Balboa Park valet is also available during performances, located in front of the Japanese Friendship Garden. For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org. For directions and up-to-date information, please visit www.theoldglobe.org/plan-your-visit/directions--parking/detailed-directions.

PLEASE NOTE: To look up online or GPS directions to The Old Globe, please do not use the Delivery Address above. There is only a 10-minute zone at that physical address. For GPS users, please click herefor the map coordinates, and here for written directions to The Old Globe and nearby parking in Balboa Park.

CALENDAR: Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood! (7/22–9/10), Hamlet (8/6–9/22), Benny & Joon (9/7–10/22), AXIS: The Journey Encore Installation (10/4–10/8), AXIS: Q&A with The Journey (10/6), The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (9/30–10/29), AXIS: Day of the Dead (10/29), Globe for All Tour: Twelfth Night (10/31–11/19), Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (11/4–12/24), M.F.A.: Romeo and Juliet(11/11–11/19), AXIS: Site-Specific Dance with Blythe Barton (11/18), AXIS: Culture Shock’s Hip Hop The Nutcracker Teaser (12/23), The Importance of Being Earnest (1/27/18–3/4), Uncle Vanya (2/10–3/11), AXIS: Give Love San Diego (2/10), American Mariachi (3/23–4/29), AXIS: American Mariachi Event (3/31), The Wanderers (4/5–5/6), AXIS: Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! (4/21), A Thousand Splendid Suns(5/12–6/17), Native Gardens (5/26–6/24), Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (7/2–8/12).

PHOTO EDITORS: Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at www.theoldglobe.org/press-room.

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and MurderBright Star, AllegianceThe Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.

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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES

Amara James Aja (Marcellus, Sailor) was recently seen at the Globe in King Richard II, The Blameless, Love’s Labor’s Lost, and Macbeth. He just completed his second year in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. His previous credits include Valentine in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Oliver in As You Like It, and Arthur in Acquainted with the Night in the program, as well as Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest with Ithaca Shakespeare Company.

Opal Alladin (Queen Gertrude) appeared on Broadway in Hedda Gabler and On Golden Pond and Off Broadway in Close Up Space (Manhattan Theatre Club), What Once We Felt (Lincoln Center Theater), Romeo and Julietand A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival), and The Two Noble Kinsmen (The Public Theater). Her regional theatre credits include My Wonderful DayIn the Next Room or the vibrator play (The Wilma Theater), The Violet Hour (Barrington Stage Company), Breath, Boom (Yale Repertory Theatre), Wit (Pittsburgh Public Theater), Twelfth Night (Guthrie Theater), and The Trojan Women, As You Like It, Antony and Cleopatra, and Henry VI (Shakespeare Theatre Company). Ms. Alladin’s film and television credits include the Academy Award-nominated United 93, Before/During/After, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, November Criminals, Brown Sugar, Jellysmoke, “The Blacklist: Redemption,” “Elementary,” “The Affair,” “Madam Secretary,” “The Good Wife,” “The Michael J. Fox Show,” “Person of Interest,” “Unforgettable,” “Rescue Me,” “Law & Order,” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Samuel Max Avishay (Voltemand) was last seen at the Globe in King Richard II. He is an M.F.A. student at The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. His prior credits include Chuck in The Maderati, Chorus in Ajax, and Thurio in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Old Globe/USD) and Achilles in Aulis: An Act of Nihilism in One Long Act (Zellerbach Playhouse).

Nora Carroll (Guildenstern) is currently enjoying her first year of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, and she was seen at the Globe this summer in King Richard II. Some of her credits include Rena in The Maderati, Athena in Ajax, and Outlaw in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Old Globe/USD), June in BLKS (Ojai Playwrights Conference), Allison understudy in Fabulation (Pulse Theatre Company Chicago), Clarence and Hastings in Richard III, The Bastard in King John, and Margery in Vinegar Tom (Tisch School of the Arts).

Renardo Charles Jr. (Player Lucianus) appeared in King Richard II earlier this summer, and he has appeared with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program as Teucer in Ajax, Ritt in The Maderati, and Antonio in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. His stage work includes Lewis in King John, Belize in Angels in America, Jackson in Pantomime, Costard in Love’s Labour’s Lost, and the title role in Othello. He also recently appeared on Comedy Central’s “Detroiters” as Thomas.

Grantham Coleman (Hamlet) has appeared Off Broadway in Buzzer directed by Anne Kauffman and As You Like It directed by Daniel Sullivan (The Public Theater), Choir Boy directed by Trip Cullman (Manhattan Theatre Club), One Night directed by Clinton Turner Davis (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), and We Are Proud to Present... directed by Eric Ting (Soho Rep.). His regional credits include Choir Boy directed by Mr. Cullman (Geffen Playhouse) and Romeo and Juliet directed by Tony Speciale (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Mr. Coleman’s television credits include “The Carmichael Show,” “NCIS,” “Doubt,” “11.22.63,” “The Night Shift,” and “The Americans.”

Ajinkya Desai (Norwegian Captain, Player Prologue) is a graduating international student in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. His credits there include Speed in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Touchstone in As You Like It, Shamrayev in The Seagull, Maxwell in Acquainted with the Night, and Agamemnon/Chorus in Ajax. He also appeared at the Globe in King Richard IILove’s Labor’s Lost, and Macbeth. His first acting experience in the U.S. was at UC San Diego, where he played Egeus and Snout in an undergraduate production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He also has many community stage and street theatre credits in India, some of which were directed by renowned theatre professionals.

Talley Beth Gale (Ophelia) was recently seen in King Richard IILove’s Labor’s Lost, and Macbeth at the Globe. She is a second-year M.F.A. student in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Her professional credits include the staged reading of Anda’s Love and understudying Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Red Velvet, and The Last Match (The Old Globe), understudying This Is Our Youth (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), and EL Stories: Love Train (Waltzing Mechanics). Her M.F.A. credits include The Two Gentlemen of VeronaAs You Like It, The Seagull, Ajax, and Acquainted with the Night.

Michael Genet (The Ghost, Player King, Gravedigger) was seen most recently starring as Doctor Dillamond in the Broadway production of Wicked. His other Broadway credits include A Few Good Men, Hamlet, Lestat, and Fences. Off Broadway he has starred in Northeast Local, A Soldier’s Play, All My Sons, Dance of the Holy Ghosts, The Whipping Man, and Resurrection. His many film and television credits include One Fine Day, She Hate Me, 25th Hour, “The Affair,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Ugly Betty,” “Taxi Brooklyn,” “The Following,” “Law & Order,” and “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.” Mr. Genet is the author of the critically acclaimed They Must Not Know Who I Think I Am: Lessons in Defiant Resilience, and he won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture for the Focus Features release Talk to Me.

Kevin Hafso-Koppman (Rosencrantz) has been seen at The Old Globe in The Imaginary InvalidPicasso at the Lapin AgileLove’s Labor’s Lost, and Macbeth. He is thrilled to be with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, where he has appeared in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It, The Seagull, and Acquainted with the Night. His previous Globe credits include Bright Star and the New Voices Festival readings of A Nice Indian Boy and peerless. His regional credits include West Side StoryThe Foreigner, and The Winslow Boy (Lamb’s Players Theatre), Ether Dome, His Girl Friday, and Accomplice: San Diego (La Jolla Playhouse), Zoot Suit (San Diego Repertory Theatre), Henry IV Part IKing O’ the MoonThe Drawer Boy, and Becky’s New Car (North Coast Repertory Theatre), Birds of a Feather and Speech and Debate (Diversionary Theatre), The Sunshine Boys and Deathtrap (Scripps Ranch Theatre), Doubt and Into the Woods (San Diego State University), The History Boys (Cygnet Theatre Company), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Intrepid Theatre Company).

Daniel Ian Joeck (Francisco, Doctor of Divinity) was last seen in the Globe’s production of King Richard II. He will enter his second year as an M.F.A. candidate with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program this fall. In the program, he has played Martin in The Maderati, Menelaus in Ajax, and The Duke in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. His regional credits include Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew (Nebraska Shakespeare Festival), The Learned Ladies and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare & Company), and Ramona Quimby (Children’s Theatre Company). In Minneapolis, he has worked with Classical Actors Ensemble, Park Square Theatre, The Moving Company, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Savage Umbrella, Theatre Pro Rata, Starting Gate Productions, and Wayward Theatre Company.

Patrick Kerr (Polonius) appeared in the recent Old Globe Shakespeare Festival productions of King Richard II, Love’s Labor’s LostTwelfth Night, and The Comedy of Errors. He was also recently seen in San Diego in the premiere of Hollywood at La Jolla Playhouse. His other Southern California performances include work at South Coast Repertory, Geffen Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, and others. On Broadway he was seen in You Can’t Take It with You starring James Earl Jones, and a revival of The Ritz. A veteran of many television programs, he is probably best known for recurring roles on “Frasier” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

Lorenzo Landini (Barnardo, Fortinbras) has recently appeared on this stage in the Globe productions of King Richard IIMacbeth, and Love’s Labor’s Lost. He is a second-year M.F.A. student in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, for which his credits include The Two Gentlemen of VeronaAcquainted with the NightThe SeagullAs You Like It, and the title role in Ajax. Previously based in New York City, his credits include writing and performing his solo show When I Have Cancer in 30 Years and acting in The Miser (Brave New World Repertory Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (TheaterLab), King Lear (Theater 2020), and A View From the Bridge (The Secret Theatre). He also played rhythm guitar, sang, and composed music in the rock review GUNS, A Cabaret directed by Liz Swados.

Ian Lassiter (Horatio) made his Globe debut earlier this summer in King Richard II. He has appeared on Broadway in The Cherry Orchard (Roundabout Theatre Company) and War Horse (Lincoln Center Theater). His Off Broadway credits include Ring Twice for Miranda (New York City Center), Pericles and An Octoroon (Theatre for a New Audience), Antony and Cleopatra (The Public Theater, Royal Shakespeare Company), Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (Kazino), and, as co-writer and performer, The TEAM’s Mission Drift (Connelly Theater, National Theatre in London). His regional credits include Oliver! (Arena Stage), The Comedy of Errors(Shakespeare & Company), An Iliad: Guerrillas at Troy (The Continuum Company in Florence), and Henry V (Two River Theater).

Jose Martinez (Gentleman of King Claudius’s Court) recently made his Summer Shakespeare Festival debut in King Richard II. Some of his other favorite credits include Keene in The Maderati, Pepe in My Mañana Comes, Orcus in She Kills Monsters, Mau in Nation, and Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Christina A. Okolo (Player Queen) recently appeared in the Summer Shakespeare Festival productions of King Richard IILove’s Labor’s Lost, and Macbeth. She is a student in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, for which she has appeared as Tekmessa in Ajax, Lucetta in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Celia in Acquainted with the Night, and Phoebe in As You Like It. She has also performed at Cloverdale Playhouse in Montgomery, Alabama, where her credits include A Raisin in the Sun and Clybourne Park. Her other credits include Broke-ologyA Song for Coretta, and No Child....

Jonny Orsini (Laertes) last appeared at The Old Globe in Love’s Labor’s Lost and Othello. He made his Broadway debut in a multiple award-winning performance opposite Nathan Lane in The Nance, followed by Macbeth with Ethan Hawke and Larry David’s Fish in the Dark. His Off Broadway credits include WhirligigIncident at VichyBe a Good Little Widow, and An Early History of Fire. His films include Generation Um... opposite Keanu Reeves; the upcoming Cortex opposite Josh Lucas; and Cigarette Candy, for which he received the Special Jury Award for Outstanding Performance at the Florida Film Festival in addition to awards at South by Southwest and the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Larica Schnell (Osric) is originally from Cape Town, South Africa, and is in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. She recently appeared in King Richard II at the Globe. Her previous M.F.A. productions include The MaderatiAjax, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. She also appeared in The Open Couple, Cape of RebelsTwelfth Night at the Macbeths, and Dreams of Clytemnestra.

Samantha Sutliff (Cornelia) made her Summer Shakespeare Festival debut in this summer’s King Richard II. She was recently seen as Hostess in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Cuddles Molotov in The Maderati, and Chorus Leader 1 in Ajax with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre ProgramShe is a B.M. graduate of the Frost School of Music at University of Miami. Before arriving in San Diego from Los Angeles, she starred in the award-winning film Plaything and the hit web series “The Leslie,” following two years working for Carnival Cruise Line as a vocalist. Some of her favorite roles include Antigone in Antigone and Mary Lane in Reefer Madness (University of Miami).

Cornell Womack (King Claudius) first appeared at The Old Globe in The Winter’s Tale. His Broadway credits include On Golden Pond with James Earl Jones and Talk Radio. His Off Broadway credits include Yellowman, Thunder Knocking at the Door, The Merchant of Venice, and The Odyssey. On television he is best known as Ritchie on the FX series “Rescue Me,” along with numerous guest appearances including “Better Call Saul,” “Flaked,” “Suits,” “The Newsroom,” “The Fosters,” “Body of Proof,” “Criminal Minds,” “Medium,” “Boston Legal,” “CSI: Miami,” “Numb3rs,” “Law & Order,” “Warehouse 13,” “The Black Donnellys,” and even “Hannah Montana.” His films include Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, State of Play, and The Happening. He currently narrates the documentary series “Corrupt Crimes,” “Motive to Murder,” “Gangster: America’s Most Evil,” and “Hangar 1: The UFO Files,” among others.

Chaz Cabrera (Musician) was born and raised in Southern California. His professional career started at the age of 18 when he formed a group named Jazz Avenue with five of his close friends. They competed in the national competition SchoolJam USA 2012, where they won the prestigious title of Best Teen Band and were given the opportunity to play for the Musikmesse convention in Frankfurt, Germany. Mr. Cabrera arranges for the San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus and composes original music for big bands, wind ensembles, and symphonies. He directs his own big band, known as the JazzKatz Orchestra, and performs with San Diego’s premier groups, such as Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra, The Reo Collective, and more. Mr. Cabrera plays multiples instruments, such as the piano, woodwinds, and percussion.

Gabriel Wolf (Musician) is an electro-acoustic trumpet performer currently based in San Diego. Living in the mountains of East County with his wife, he has continued to explore and push the edge of trumpet playing through electronic effects pioneered by legends like Miles Davis. Mr. Wolf studied at the University of Miami and the University of North Texas from 1990 to 1996, where he began his explorations in electro-acoustic music. During this period he performed with jazz legends Dewey Redman, Sonny Rollins, Nat Adderley, and Ornette Coleman while also leading his jazz–rock improv bands Sivad and Ghostcar. Mr. Wolf has also traveled the world leading and playing in show bands on cruise ships. Currently he plays with Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra and The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and works as a freelance musician.

Tim Mackabee (Scenic Design) recently designed the Globe’s production of Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood!Skeleton Crew, and The Last Match. His Broadway credits include The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper (also West End) and Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth directed by Spike Lee. His Off Broadway credits include Guards at the Taj (2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Scenic Design) and Our New Girl (Atlantic Theater Company),Vietgone and Important Hats of the Twentieth Century (Manhattan Theatre Club), Heathers: The Musical (New World Stages), Luce (Lincoln Center Theater), Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre), and Much Ado About Nothing (The Public Theater). Regionally Mr. Mackabee has designed for Geffen Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, Ford’s Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Denver Center Theatre Company, Portland Center Stage, Cleveland Play House, Dallas Theater Center, Geva Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, South Coast Repertory, Victory Gardens Theater, Bay Street Theater, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Arden Theatre Company, The Studio Theatre, The Muny, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. His dance credits include Doug Varone and Dancers and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. His television credits include Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, “Gotham,” “Smash,” and “The Today Show.”

Cait O’Connor (Costume Design) is a designer, painter, and illustrator working and exhibiting in the United States and abroad. Her recent projects include La Traviata directed by Arin Arbus (Canadian Opera Company, Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago), Titus Andronicus directed by Michael Sexton (The Public Theater), Inspiré (Cirque du Soleil), The Witch of Edmonton directed by Jesse Berger (Red Bull Theater), Hamlet directed by Elizabeth LeCompte (The Wooster Group), and Le Rossignol with Michael Curry and directed by Robert LePage. Ms. O’Connor received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for The Witch of Edmonton and won the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Costume Design for La Traviata.

Stephen Strawbridge (Lighting Design) previously designed The Old Globe’s King Richard IIDouble IndemnityOthello, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. He has designed over 200 productions on and Off Broadway and at most major regional theatre and opera companies across the U.S. Internationally his work has been seen in Bergen, Copenhagen, The Hague, Hong Kong, Linz, Lisbon, Munich, Naples, Sao Paulo, Stratford-upon-Avon (Royal Shakespeare Company), Stockholm, Vienna, and Wroclaw. His recent credits include Happy Days with Dianne Wiest (Theatre for a New Audience), Smart People (Long Wharf Theatre), Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold”...and the Boys (Signature Theatre Company, Drama Desk Award nomination), Sarah Ruhl’s Scenes from Court Life (Yale Repertory Theatre), Turn Me Loose with Joe Morton (Westside Theatre), and Pericles directed by Trevor Nunn (Theatre for a New Audience). His credits for dance include Pilobolus, Alison Chase/Performance, and others. Mr. Strawbridge has received American Theatre Wing, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, Connecticut Critics Circle, Dallas–Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum, Drama Desk, Helen Hayes, Henry Hewes Design, and Lucille Lortel nominations and awards. His is Co-Chair of the Design Department at Yale School of Drama and a resident lighting designer at Yale Repertory Theatre.

Sten Severson (Sound Design) is pleased to be returning to The Old Globe, where he has designed King Richard IILove’s Labor’s LostMacbethThe Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, andOthello. His selected credits include the Broadway productions of HairThe Motherf***er with the Hat, and The Merchant of Venice, and the Off Broadway productions of Venice, No Place to Go, The Total Bent, and The Controversy of Valladolid, as well as King Lear, the musical Love’s Labour’s Lost, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Hair, and Hamlet for Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater. His regional credits include Family Album(Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Fallaci (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Akeelah and the Bee (Children’s Theatre Company, Arena Stage), and Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches and Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Children’s Theatre Company). Mr. Severson is a partner in Acme Sound Partners, collectively responsible for over 30 Broadway shows since 2000. He has taught at New York University and Yale School of Drama, and he currently serves as the Sound Director at Children’s Theatre Company.

Curtis Moore (Original Music) was last at the Globe with Sense and Sensibility. He wrote the musical Triangle, which premiered at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley and received six San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards. He composed the music for Venice with Matt Sax and Eric Rosen (which had a sold-out, extended run at The Public Theater) and Nora Ephron’s play Lucky Guy, starring Tom Hanks in his Broadway debut. With Thomas Mizer, Mr. Moore was awarded the 2016 Fred Ebb Award and the 2009 Jonathan Larson Grant. Along with Triangle, they wrote the musicals The Legend of Stagecoach Mary (National Alliance for Musical Theatre) and The Bus to Buenos Aires (Ensemble Studio Theatre). He conducted and performed the music in The Bridge Project’s critically acclaimed world tour of Richard III, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Kevin Spacey, and he composed the score for Barry Edelstein’s production of Othello (The Old Globe) and Timon of Athens (The Public Theater). With Matthew Brookshire, he wrote and performed the songs for Todd Solondz’s film Palindromes (Venice, Toronto, Telluride, and New York Film Festivals).

Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum (Fight Director) is honored to return to the Globe after The Last Goodbye in 2013, Othello in 2014, and Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood! this summer. His credits as fight director include Peter and the Starcatcher (Broadway, New York Theatre Workshop, New World Stages, national tour), Peter Pan Live! (NBC/Universal), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Broadway, The Public Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival), Cyrano de Bergerac (Broadway), Here Lies Love (The Public Theater, commercial remount), The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout Theatre Company), Sailor Man (also co-creator, New York International Fringe Festival, winner of Best Play), The Buccaneer (also playwright, The Tank, Fight Fest), and Robin Hood (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Mr. Grigolia-Rosenbaum has also been fight director for numerous regional and touring companies, including Disney Cruise Line, Connecticut Free Shakespeare, Ogunquit Playhouse, and National Theater for Arts and Education. He was the stunt coordinator and creature performer for the horror film Dark Was the Night (Caliber/Image).

David Huber (Voice Coach) has worked on the Globe productions of Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood!The Imaginary InvalidSkeleton CrewRed VelvetThe BlamelessPicasso at the Lapin AgileMeasure for Measure (Globe for All), October Sky, Meteor Shower, Sense and Sensibility, Macbeth, tokyo fish storyCamp David, Constellations, Rain, The Last Match, The Metromaniacs, Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Arms and the Man, Buyer & Cellar, The Royale, Bright Star, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. His previous Globe acting credits include The Winter’s Tale directed by Jack O’Brien, The Tempest, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Merchant of Venice, among several others. He has studied voice with Master Linklater Voice teacher David Smukler, Eric Armstrong, and Kate Burke. He is a graduate of the Graduate Voice Teacher Diploma Program at York University in Toronto. His regional theatre credits include Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pittsburgh Playhouse, PCPA Theaterfest, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Center REPertory Company, and Centennial Theater Festival, among many others. Mr. Huber coaches voice, speech, and acting locally, works on speech issues with special needs students, and will be teaching voice at San Diego Mesa College in the fall.

Jim Carnahan, CSA (Casting) has cast the Globe’s productions of King Richard II, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, and The Comedy of Errors. He is the Director of Artistic Development at Roundabout Theatre Company, where his credits include The Price, Marvin’s Room, If I Forget, The Cherry Orchard, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, She Loves Me, Noises Off, Thérèse Raquin, Old Times, On the Twentieth Century, The Real Thing, Cabaret, Violet, Machinal, The Winslow Boy, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Cyrano de Bergerac, Harvey, Anything Goes, The Importance of Being Earnest, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Sunday in the Park with George, The Pajama Game, 12 Angry Men, Assassins, Nine, and Big River. His other Broadway credits include 1984, Groundhog Day, Amélie, Fun Home, Constellations, The River, You Can’t Take It with You, Rocky, The Glass Menagerie, Once, Matilda, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Mountaintop, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Jerusalem, Arcadia, The Scottsboro Boys, American Idiot, A Behanding in Spokane, The Seagull, Boeing-Boeing, Spring Awakening, The Pillowman, Gypsy, and True West. His film credits include A Home at the End of the World and Flicka, and his television credits include “Glee” (Emmy Award nomination).

Pamela Salling (Production Stage Manager) is happy to return to the Globe after stage managing Love’s Labor’s Lost. She is a New York-based stage manager for theatre, dance, and opera; her select credits there include The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country (That Hopey Changey ThingSweet and SadSorry, and Regular Singing), OthelloInto the Woods, The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, Knickerbocker, and Neighbors (The Public Theater), De Materie and tears become...streams become... (Park Avenue Armory), Blood Knot (Signature Theatre Company), A Family for All Occasions, Thinner Than Water, and Massacre (Sing to Your Children) (Labyrinth Theater Company), and Garden of Earthly Delights (Martha Clarke). Ms. Salling also recently completed productions of How to Be a Rock Critic (ArtsEmerson) and Petrol Station (The Kennedy Center), and she works extensively with director Peter Sellars around the world, including for his productions of Lagrime di San Pietro, Kopernikus, Josephine Baker: A PortraitThe Gospel According to the Other Mary, St. Matthew Passion,Desdemona, OthelloThe Winds of DestinyA Flowering Tree, and La Passion de Simone.

 

Hamlet

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Barry Edelstein

RUNS: August 6 – extended thru September 22, 2017

Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

TICKETS: Tickets start at $30.

SYNOPSIS: Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, family saga. Packed with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines, Hamlet is one of the greatest plays ever written. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation’s finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare’s exhilarating tragedy to life under the San Diego stars.

CAST: Amara James Aja (Marcellus, Sailor), Opal Alladin (Queen Gertrude), Samuel Max Avishay (Voltemand), Nora Carroll (Guildenstern), Renardo Charles Jr. (Player Lucianus), Grantham Coleman (Hamlet), Ajinkya Desai (Norwegian Captain, Player Prologue), Talley Beth Gale (Ophelia), Michael Genet (The Ghost, Player King, Gravedigger), Kevin Hafso-Koppman (Rosencrantz), Daniel Ian Joeck (Francisco, Doctor of Divinity), Patrick Kerr (Polonius), Lorenzo Landini (Barnardo, Fortinbras), Ian Lassiter (Horatio), Jose Martinez (Gentleman of King Claudius’s Court), Christina A. Okolo (Player Queen), Jonny Orsini (Laertes), Larica Schnell (Osric), Samantha Sutliff (Cornelia), Cornell Womack (King Claudius). Musicians: Chaz Cabrera, Gabriel Wolf.

CREATIVE TEAM: Tim Mackabee (Scenic Design), Cait O’Connor (Costume Design), Stephen Strawbridge (Lighting Design), Sten Severson (Sound Design), Curtis Moore (Original Music), Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum (Fight Director), David Huber (Voice Coach), Jim Carnahan, CSA (Casting), Pamela Salling (Production Stage Manager).

SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: Tuesday, August 15; Wednesday, August 16; Thursday, August 17; Friday, August 18; Saturday, August 19; all at 7:00 p.m.

Informal presentations in the Craig Noel Garden that enhance the theatregoing experience. FREE.

BOX OFFICE WINDOW HOURS: Noon to final curtain Tuesday through Sunday. American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA accepted. 
(619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623].

PREVIEW PERFORMANCES:

August 6 SUN 8:00pm

August 8 TUE 8:00pm (Zeiger Insights Seminar)

August 9 WED 8:00pm

August 10 THU 8:00pm

August 11 FRI 8:00pm

OPENING NIGHT: August 12 SAT 8:00pm

REGULAR PERFORMANCES:

August 13 SUN 8:00pm

August 15 TUE 8:00pm (Forum, Shakes in the Garden)

August 16 WED 8:00pm (Forum, Shakes in the Garden)

August 17 THU 8:00pm (Shakespeare in the Garden)

August 18 FRI 8:00pm (Shakespeare in the Garden)

August 19 SAT 8:00pm (Shakespeare in the Garden)

August 20 SUN 8:00pm

August 22 TUE 8:00pm (Post-Show Forum)

August 23 WED 8:00pm

August 24 THU 8:00pm

August 25 FRI 8:00pm

August 26 SAT 8:00pm

August 27 SUN 8:00pm

August 29 TUE 8:00pm

August 30 WED 8:00pm

August 31 THU 8:00pm

September 1 FRI 8:00pm

September 2 SAT 8:00pm

September 3 SUN 8:00pm

September 5 TUE 7:00pm

September 6 WED 7:00pm

September 7 THU 8:00pm

September 8 FRI 8:00pm

September 8 SAT 8:00pm

September 10 SUN 7:00pm

September 12 TUE 7:00pm

September 13 WED 7:00pm

September 14 THU 8:00pm

September 15 FRI 8:00pm

September 16 SAT 8:00pm

September 17 SUN 7:00pm

September 19 TUE 7:00pm

September 20 WED 7:00pm

September 21 THU 8:00pm

September 22 FRI 8:00pm

 

PHOTOS: Digital images of Globe productions are available at TheOldGlobe.org/press-room.

 

PRESS CONTACTS:

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