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Press Release: The Blameless Cast Announcement

COMPLETE CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM Announced for
NICK GANDIELLO’s Moving Drama THE BLAMELESS,
DIRECTED by Globe Favorite GAYE TAYLOR UPCHURCH

Performances Run February 23 – March 26, 2017

 

SAN DIEGO (January 23, 2017)—The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Nick Gandiello’s touching and timely drama The Blameless, which was developed in a reading in the Globe’s Powers New Voices Festival last year. Gaye Taylor Upchurch (The Last Match, Bethany) returns to the Globe to direct. The Blameless will play February 23 – March 26, 2017 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run February 23 – March 1. Opening night is Thursday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $29 and are on sale now to the general public.

The Blameless is a compassionate and moving look at the power of familial bonds in the most extraordinary of circumstances. The boisterous Garcia family has always tackled their days with warmth, humor, and tough love. But today is no ordinary day. Struggling to recover from a painful event in their past, they must find a way to hold everything together as they welcome to dinner the one man who might help them heal—or reopen their wounds.

The cast includes Amara James Aja (Globe’s Macbeth and Love’s Labor’s Lost, current student of the Shiley Graduate Theatre Program) as Howard Harper, Liza Colón-Zayas (world premieres of Pulitzer Prize winners Water by the Spoonful and Between Riverside and Crazy) as Amanda Garcia, Antoinette LaVecchia (Broadway’s A View from the Bridge, world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors) as Diana Garcia, Frank Pando (A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway, Agent Frank Grasso on “The Sopranos”) as Alex Garcia, Nataysha Rey (In the Next Room, or the vibrator play and The Tempest at Atlantic Theater Company) as Theresa Garcia, and Stephen Barker Turner (Dead Poets Society, The North Pool, and Race Off Broadway) as Drew Davis.

The creative team includes Andrew Boyce (Scenic Design), David Israel Reynoso (Costume Design), Bradley King (Lighting Design), Ryan Rumery (Original Music and Sound Design), Caparelliotis Casting (Casting), and Amanda Salmons (Production Stage Manager).

“Nick Gandiello has crafted something very special with The Blameless,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “All of us know the Garcias, the central family in the play. They are our neighbors and our friends: a snapshot of many families in our country. Confronted with an act of violence, they determine to move forward in faith and hope, and that choice makes for a moving and compassionate evening of drama. Our goal in producing bold new plays like Nick’s is to bring the theatre’s powers of empathy to the great debates of our day, and the remarkably talented director GT Upchurch and her superb cast will do exactly that. I’m honored to share this vital new American work with our audiences.”

Nick Gandiello (Playwright) is a playwright, screenwriter, and teaching artist based in New York. His plays include Oceanside (Merrimack Repertory Theatre), The Wedge Horse (Fault Line Theatre), Sunrise Highway (Ojai Playwrights Conference), Black Fly Spring (Xavier University), Swept (Williamstown Theatre Festival), At the Finish (Smith and Kraus’s The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2014), and Teeming Shore (The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2015). Mr. Gandiello was the 2015 Page 73 Productions Playwriting Fellow and was the winner of the 2016 Marin Theatre Company David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize. He is an alumnus of the Ars Nova Play Group. His work has been developed or presented by Manhattan Theatre Club, Lark Play Development Center, The Flea, Samuel French’s Off Off Broadway Festival, Capital Stage, Premiere Stages, and Wide Eyed Productions, among others. Mr. Gandiello was the Literary Manager of Young Playwrights Inc. from 2012 to 2015 and is the Associate Artistic Director of Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival. He received his M.F.A. from The New School for Drama.

Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Director) made her Globe debut in 2014 directing Laura Marks’s Bethany, and in 2016 she directed Anna Ziegler’s The Last Match. Ms. Upchurch has directed the Off Broadway productions of Nancy Harris’s Our New Girl, and Simon Stephens’s Harper Regan and Bluebird with Simon Russell Beale (Atlantic Theater Company), Bethany (Women’s Project Theater, Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Play), and Lucy Thurber’s Stay (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater). Regionally Ms. Upchurch directed the world premieres of Clare Lizzimore’s Animal (The Studio Theatre, Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Director of a Play) and Melissa Ross’s Of Good Stock (South Coast Repertory). Her other regional work includes An Iliad (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and West Point), As You Like It (Hudson Valley and Folger Theater in Washington, DC), and The Year of Magical Thinking with Kathleen Turner (Arena Stage). Ms. Upchurch has developed new work at New Dramatists, New York Stage and Film, The Kennedy Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Playwrights’ Center, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. She is an alumna of the Women’s Project Theater Directors Lab, The Drama League, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

The Blameless is supported in part through gifts from Leading Sponsors Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine and Elaine Lipinsky Family Foundation.

Additional events taking place during the run of The Blameless include:

  • INSIGHTS SEMINAR: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.
    An opportunity to closely connect with productions both onstage and backstage. A panel selected from the artistic company of each show (playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and/or technicians) engages patrons in an informal and illuminating presentation of ideas and insights to enhance the theatregoing experience. Reception at 5:00 p.m. FREE.
  • SUBJECT MATTERS: Saturday, March 4, 2017, following the 2:00 p.m. matinee.
    Explore the ideas and issues raised by a production through brief, illuminating post-show discussions with local experts, such as scientists, artists, historians, and scholars. Subject Matters will ignite discussion, bring the play’s concerns into sharp focus, and encourage you to think beyond the stage! FREE.
  • POST-SHOW FORUMS: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22, 2017.
    Join us after the show for an informal and enlightening question-and-answer session with cast, crew, and/or Globe staff members. Get the inside story on creating a character and putting together a professional production. FREE.

SINGLE TICKETS to The Blameless start at $29 and 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 Thursday, February 23 and continue through March 26, 2017. Performance times: Previews: Thursday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m.; Friday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. Opening night is Thursday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m. Regular Performances: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. There will be an additional matinee performance on Wednesday, March 15 at 2:00 p.m. and no matinee performance on Saturday, March 18.

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2017 CALENDAR: Picasso at the Lapin Agile (2/4-3/12), The Blameless (2/23-3/26), Red Velvet (3/25-4/30), Skeleton Crew (4/8-5/7), The Old Man and The Old Moon (5/13-6/18), The Imaginary Invalid (5/27-6/25), King Richard II (6/11-7/15), Guys and Dolls (7/2-8/13), Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood! (7/22-8/27), Hamlet (8/6-9/10)

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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 Murder, Bright Star, Allegiance, The 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 (Howard Harper) was recently seen at the Globe in Love’s Labor’s Lost and Macbeth. He is in his second year of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program.Mr. Aja’s 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 M.F.A. program, as well as Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest with Ithaca Shakespeare Company.

Liza Colón-Zayas (Amanda Garcia) was an original member of Labyrinth Theater Company (formerly the Latino Actors Base) and the Sundance Theatre Lab Ensemble 2012. She originated roles in the critically acclaimed productions of In Arabia We’d All Be Kings, Our Lady of 121st Street, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and The Little Flower of East Orange, all directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman and written by Stephen Adly Guirgis. She originated the role of Odessa in Water by the Spoonful (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), earning a Connecticut Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Ensemble, and then reprised the role at Second Stage Theatre in New York. Ms. Colón-Zayas toured Europe with director Peter Sellars in Othello and A Story of a Soldier. She played Adela in Athol Fugard’s latest play Have You Seen Us? opposite Sam Waterston, receiving a Connecticut Critics Circle nomination. She received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Living Out and later won the Lortel for Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Pulitzer Prize winner Between Riverside and Crazy. Her screen appearances include Collateral Beauty, The Purge: Election Year, all versions of “Law & Order,” “Blue Bloods,” “Louie,” “Unforgettable,” “Nurse Jackie,” and more.

Antoinette LaVecchia (Diana Garcia) most recently appeared in the world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors at McCarter Theatre Center and Cleveland Play House. Her select New York credits include A View from the Bridge (Broadway), String of Pearls (Primary Stages), A World Apart (The Flea Theater), The Bottle House (The Public Theater), Kimberly Akimbo (Manhattan Theatre Club), How to Be a Good Italian Daughter (in spite of myself) (Cherry Lane Theatre), The Sweepers (Urban Stages), Magic Hands Freddy (Soho Playhouse), and The Tempest (Lincoln Center). Her regional credits include George Street Playhouse, Two River Theater, TheaterWorks, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Wilma Theater, and Portland Center Stage. In 2014, Ms. LaVecchia premiered her award-winning role in I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Asolo Repertory Theatre, and George Street Playhouse. Her select television and film credits include “Blindspot,” Deliver Us from Evil, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Sopranos,” Killing Kennedy, Lost Cat Corona, and “Donny!” Ms. LaVecchia received her M.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and she studied at Moscow Art Theatre and Théâtre de Complicité. She has been awarded a Connecticut Critics Circle Award, Fox International Fellowship, Drama League Directing Fellowship, and Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant. She is currently workshopping her own work, Village Stories, with Parity Productions. She is a member of the Dramatist Guild, League of Professional Theatre Women, and The Actors Center.

Frank Pando (Alex Garcia) recently appeared as Pablo in the Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire (Roundabout Theatre Company). He has guest starred in numerous television shows, including “Blindspot,” “The Blacklist,” “Blue Bloods,” “Limitless,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Damages,” and “Nurse Jackie.” He was an original recurring cast member on “The Sopranos,” for which he played Agent Frank Grasso for six seasons. Mr. Pando’s film credits include Money Monster, Man on a Ledge, Staten Island, The Visitor, Girl Most Likely, and the upcoming You Were Never Really Here opposite Joaquin Phoenix.

Nataysha Rey (Theresa Garcia) was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is thrilled to be making her West Coast and regional theatre debut at The Old Globe. She trained with Atlantic Theater Company through Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Her favorite roles include Catherine Givings in In the Next Room, or the vibrator play and Prospera in The Tempest (Atlantic Theater Company) and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Classical Theatre Collective).

Stephen Barker Turner (Drew Davis) most recently appeared in the premiere of the stage version of Dead Poets Society by Tom Schulman with Jason Sudeikis and directed by John Doyle (Classic Stage Company). His other recent premieres include Kate Robin’s play I See You at (The Flea Theater); Rajiv Joseph’s The North Pool (Vineyard Theatre); David Adjmi’s The Evildoers; Theresa Rebeck’s Dead Accounts and The Scene; After Ashley; and Rinne Groff’s Compulsion with Mandy Patinkin and directed by Oskar Eustis. Mr. Turner’s other New York theatre credits include Benefactors (Keen Company), Richard III, Measure for Measure, and All’s Well That Ends Well (New York Shakespeare Festival), Race (Classic Stage Company), and All My Sons (Roundabout Theatre Company), among others. He has been seen regionally at Arena Stage, Yale Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, American Conservatory Theater, Humana Festival, The California Shakespeare Company, and New York Stage and Film, among others. Mr. Turner’s television credits include “Madame Secretary,” “Unforgettable,” “Forever,” “Body of Proof,” “Blue Bloods,” all three “Law & Order” franchises, “Hack,” “Sex and the City,” and “Swift Justice,” among others. His films include Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, Cosmopolitan, Human Resources directed by Matt Ross, The Warrior Class, We Pedal Uphill, and Seducing Charlie Barker (based on Theresa Rebeck’s The Scene; 2011 Tribeca Film Festival), among others.

Andrew Boyce (Scenic Design) is a Chicago- and New York City-based designer working in theatre, opera, film, and television. His New York credits include Lincoln Center Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Atlantic Theater Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Play Company, The Playwrights Realm, Cherry Lane Theatre, and more. He has worked regionally with Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alliance Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, American Players Theatre, Asolo Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Curtis Opera Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, Geffen Playhouse, George Street Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Magic Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, Studio Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Writers Theatre, and Yale Repertory Theatre, among others. Mr. Boyce is a member of the design collective Wingspace Theatrical Design, a graduate of Yale School of Drama, and a current assistant professor in the Northwestern University Department of Theatre.

David Israel Reynoso (Costume Design) is a scenic and costume designer who recently designed the Globe’s productions of tokyo fish story, Constellations, Twelfth Night, Arms and the Man, Water by the Spoonful, Time and the Conways, Double Indemnity, and Be a Good Little Widow. He also designed As You Like It for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Mr. Reynoso is the Obie Award-winning costume designer of the Off Broadway hit Sleep No More (New York and Shanghai) and is also a Helen Hayes Award nominee for Healing Wars (Arena Stage). He is recognized locally for his designs of Tiger Style!, Healing Wars, The Darrell Hammond Project, Kingdom City,and the DNA New Work Series presentation of Chasing the Song (La Jolla Playhouse). His other work includes Futurity, Cabaret, The Snow Queen, Alice vs. Wonderland, Trojan Barbie, Copenhagen, No Man’s Land, Hamletmachine, Ajax in Iraq,and Abigail’s Party (American Repertory Theater), The Comedy of Errors and Othello (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), The Woman in Black (Gloucester Stage Company), and Dead Man’s Cell Phone (The Lyric Stage Company). Mr. Reynoso is also the recipient of the San Diego Foundation’s Creative Catalyst Grant, an Elliot Norton Award, a Craig Noel Award nomination, and multiple IRNE and BroadwayWorld Award nominations.

Bradley King (Lighting Design) is a lighting designer based in New York City. His recent work includes The Last Match and Constellations (The Old Globe), Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway), Hadestown (New York Theatre Workshop), Preludes (LCT3), The Black Crook (Abrons Arts Center), Every Angel Is Brutal (Clubbed Thumb), The Way West, Empanada Loca, Sucker Emcee, and Ninth and Joanie (Labyrinth Theater Company), Elijah Green (The Kitchen), The Winter’s Tale (The Pearl Theatre Company), Jacuzzi (Ars Nova), And I and Silence (Signature Theatre Company), and Women or Nothing (Atlantic Theater Company). His other work has been seen regionally at American Repertory Theater, Alley Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Guthrie Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter Theatre Center, Penobscot Theatre Company, South Coast Repertory, Virginia Stage Company, Yale Repertory Theatre, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. His opera work includes Bard SummerScape, Boston Early Music Festival, Kentucky Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Omaha, Vancouver Opera, and Virginia Opera. He is an IRNE and Elliot Norton Award winner and has been nominated for the Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, and Henry Hewes Design Awards.

Ryan Rumery (Original Music and Sound Design) is a musician, composer, and producer. His music is featured in the films How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change (2016 Sundance Film Festival, HBO, iTunes, Amazon Video), City of Gold (2015 Sundance, SXSW Film Festival, IFC Films/Sundance Selects, iTunes, Amazon Video, Hulu), Those People, Gatewood, SynchroNYCity, and And, Apart (2016 Golden Door International Film Festival). His composition “End of Day” was used in CNN’s “Death Row Stories” episode “Murder in Paris.” His recent theatrical scores include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Between Riverside and Crazy (Atlantic Theater Company, Second Stage Theatre) and Fool for Love (Broadway). Mr. Rumery was sound consultant for Sufjan Stevens’s Round-Up at the Barbican and Edinburgh International Festival. He also consulted on the Nonesuch at 50 Festival at Brooklyn Academy of Music. As an album producer and musician, he has recorded with Jacob Valenzuela (Calexico), Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket), Tom Hagerman (DeVotchKa), and Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case). Mr. Rumery co-produces and records with Nick Luca at Elliott Smith’s former studio, New Monkey, in Van Nuys, California. He often works with Craig Schumacher at WaveLab in Tucson, Arizona. He recently produced Arlo Hannigan’s forthcoming album, and two albums for Jeremy Bass: Winter Bare and New York in Spring; the title track from the latter album won the John Lennon Songwriting Award.

David Huber (Vocal Coach) has worked on the Globe productions of Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Globe for All’s Measure for Measure, October Sky, Meteor Shower, Sense and Sensibility, Macbeth, tokyo fish story, Camp 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 REP Theatre, and Centennial Theater Festival, among many others. Mr. Huber coaches voice, speech, and acting locally, works on speech issues with special needs students, and recently taught speech in the graduate theatre program at UC San Diego.

Caparelliotis Casting (Casting) has cast the Globe productions of Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Meteor Shower, tokyo fish story, Constellations, The Last Match, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Rich Girl, Arms and the Man, Buyer & Cellar, The White Snake, The Twenty-seventh Man, The Royale, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Water by the Spoonful, Time and the Conways, Bethany, The Winter’s Tale, The Few, Double Indemnity, The Rainmaker, Other Desert Cities, Be a Good Little Widow, A Doll’s House, The Brothers Size, Pygmalion, and Good People. Their Broadway casting credits include The Front Page, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Glass Menagerie (upcoming), Jitney (upcoming), The Little Foxes (upcoming), The Father, Blackbird, An Act of God, Airline Highway, Fish in the Dark, It’s Only a Play, Disgraced, The Country House, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Casa Valentina, The Snow Geese, Lyle Kessler’s Orphans, The Trip to Bountiful, Grace, Dead Accounts, The Other Place, Seminar, The Columnist, Stick Fly, Good People, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, The House of Blue Leaves, Fences, Lend Me a Tenor, and The Royal Family. They also cast for Manhattan Theatre Club, Atlantic Theater Company, LCT3, Ars Nova, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, McCarter Theatre Center, Arena Stage, Second Stage Theatre (seven seasons), and Williamstown Theatre Festival (three seasons). Their recent film and television credits include HairBrained with Brendan Fraser, “American Odyssey” (NBC), “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC pilot), “Ironside” (NBC), and Steel Magnolias (Sony for Lifetime).

Amanda Salmons (Production Stage Manager) has previously worked at The Old Globe on Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, October Sky, Macbeth, Rain, The Metromaniacs, Kiss Me, Kate, The White Snake, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Last Goodbye, Globe for All (2014-2015), the Summer Shakespeare Festival (2011-2013), Somewhere, Lost in Yonkers, I Do! I Do!, and The Price.Her other credits include Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin (La Jolla Playhouse), Kiss Me, Kate (Hartford Stage), The Foreigner, miXtape, See How They Run, The Music Man,and The Rivalry (Lamb’s Players Theatre), The Gondoliers, The Pirates of Penzance, Candide, and Trial by Jury (Lyric Opera San Diego), and SummerFest (La Jolla Music Society).

 

THE BLAMELESS

By Nick Gandiello

Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch

RUNS: February 23 – March 26, 2017

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre

Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

TICKETS: Tickets start at $29.

SYNOPSIS: Developed in The Old Globe’s 2016 New Voices Festival, The Blameless is a compassionate and moving look at the power of familial bonds in the most extraordinary of circumstances. The boisterous Garcia family has always tackled their days with warmth, humor, and tough love. But today is no ordinary day. Struggling to recover from a painful event in their past, they must find a way to hold everything together as they welcome to dinner the one man who might help them heal—or reopen their wounds. Gaye Taylor Upchurch (The Last Match and Bethany) returns to the Globe to helm this world premiere look at love, family, and hope.

CAST: Amara James Aja (Howard Harper), Liza Colón-Zayas (Amanda Garcia), Antoinette LaVecchia (Diana Garcia), Frank Pando (Alex Garcia), Nataysha Rey (Theresa Garcia), and Stephen Barker Turner (Drew Davis).

CREATIVE TEAM: Andrew Boyce (Scenic Design), David Israel Reynoso (Costume Design), Bradley King (Lighting Design), Ryan Rumery (Original Music and Sound Design), Caparelliotis Casting (Casting), and Amanda Salmons (Production Stage Manager).

INSIGHTS SEMINAR: Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

The seminar series features a panel from the artistic company of the show. Reception at 6:00 p.m. FREE

SUBJECT MATTERS: Saturday, March 4

Following the 2:00 p.m. performance, explore the ideas and issues raised by the production through brief, illuminating post-show discussions with local experts. FREE

POST-SHOW FORUMS: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, and 22, 2017

Discuss the play with members of the cast, crew, and/or Globe staff following the performance. FREE


PREVIEW PERFORMANCES:

Feb 23 THU 8:00pm

Feb. 24 FRI 8:00pm

Feb 25 SAT 8:00pm

Feb 26 SUN 7:00pm

Feb 28 TUE 7:00pm (Insights Seminar)

Mar 1 WED 7:00pm

OPENING NIGHT: Mar 2 THURS 8:00pm

REGULAR PERFORMANCES:

Mar 3 FRI 8:00pm

Mar 4 SAT 2:00pm (Subject Matters)

Mar 4 SAT 8:00pm

Mar 5 SUN 2:00pm

Mar 5 SUN 7:00pm

Mar 7 TUE 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)

Mar 8 WED 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)

Mar 9 THURS 8:00pm

Mar 10 FRI 8:00pm

Mar 11 SAT 2:00pm

Mar 11 SAT 8:00pm

Mar 12 SUN 2:00pm

Mar 12 SUN 7:00pm

Mar 14 TUE 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)

Mar 15 WED 2:00pm (Post-Show Forum)

Mar 15 WED 7:00pm

Mar 16 THURS 8:00pm

Mar 17 FRI 8:00pm

Mar 18 SAT 8:00pm

Mar 19 SUN 2:00pm

Mar 19 SUN 7:00pm

Mar 21 TUE 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)

Mar 22 WED 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)

Mar 23 THURS 8:00pm

Mar 24 FRI 8:00pm

Mar 25 SAT 2:00pm

Mar 25 SAT 8:00pm

Mar 26 SUN 2:00pm

Mar 26 SUN 7:00pm

 

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

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

LOCATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. Free parking is available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available, pre-paid with your evening ticket in the Zoo Employee Parking structure ($20).

 

PRESS CONTACTS:

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