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Press Release: American Mariachi Cast Announcement


Performances Will Run MARCH 23 – APRIL 29, 2018


SAN DIEGO (January 4, 2018)—The Old Globe’s 2017–2018 Season continues with the world premiere of José Cruz González’s American Mariachi, a heartwarming comedy with live music. Directed by Globe favorite and San Diego native James Vásquez (Rich Girl, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) and presented in association with Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company, American Mariachi will run March 23 to April 29, 2018 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $30.00 and go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 9 at 12:00 noon. Previews run March 23 to 28, 2018. Opening night is Thursday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. (The production will play in Denver from January 26 to February 25, 2018.)

Spending her days caring for her ailing mother, Lucha yearns to break her monotonous routine. Here’s a wild idea: an all-girl mariachi band! But it’s the 1970s, and girls can’t be mariachis...or can they? As Lucha and her spunky cousin hunt for bandmates, dodge disapproving relatives, and bring Mom along for the ride, they wonder: will the band come together? American Mariachi is a heartwarming world premiere comedy about family, progress, and the freedom to dream big that will send your heart soaring and put a bounce in your step with a wave of vibrant, infectious live music.

The cast features Jennifer Paredes as Lucha alongside Natalie Camunas (Gabby), Crissy Guerrero (Soyla, Sister Manuela), Rodney Lizcano (Mino, Padre Flores), Doreen Montalvo (Amalia, Doña Lola), Bobby Plasencia (Federico), Luis Quintero (Mateo, René, Rubin), Amanda Robles (Isabel, Tía Carmen), and Heather Velazquez (Hortensia aka ”Boli”).

The creative team includes Regina Garcia (Scenic Design), Meghan Anderson Doyle (Costume Design), Paul Miller (Lighting Design), Ken Travis (Sound Design), Cynthia Reifler Flores (Music Director), Shirley Fishman (Dramaturg), Joanne Denaut, CSA (Casting), and Rachel Ducat (Production Stage Manager).

“José Cruz González makes his Globe debut with the world premiere of a delightful and sweetly moving play,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “He explores universal themes of family, memory, and the search for our truest selves, and he couches this exploration in the details of a specific culture: mariachi. He finds extraordinary and poignant nuances of beauty and meaning in mariachi music and what it means to the Mexican community on both sides of the border. It is a very particular pleasure to place this culture center-stage at the Globe. That San Diego’s own James Vásquez is guiding this work is an additional delight. His humor and humanity infuse great joy and wit into an already highly theatrical and winning work. We are proud to join our friends at the Denver Center in shepherding this joyous new play into the American repertory.”

American Mariachi at The Old Globe is supported in part through gifts from Production Sponsors Globe Guilders, Paula and Brian Powers, and Vicki and Carl Zeiger. Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego.

José Cruz González (Playwright)has written the plays American Mariachi and Sunsets & Margaritas (Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company), September Shoes (Geva Theatre Center), Curious (Teatro del Pueblo), The San Patricios (Pacific Conservatory Theatre), Among the Darkest Shadows (Wharton Center for Performing Arts), The Highest Heaven (Childsplay), The Long Road Today (South Coast Repertory), and The Astronaut Farmworker (La Jolla Playhouse). Mr. González has written for “Paz,” the Emmy Award-nominated television series produced by Discovery Kids for The Learning Channel. The Astronaut Farmworker was a 2016 PEN Center USA Literary Award Finalist. He is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Theatre at The Kennedy Center. A collection of his plays, Nine Plays by José Cruz González: Magical Realism and Mature Themes in Theatre for Young Audiences was published by the University of Texas Press in 2009. He is a professor at California State University, Los Angeles and a member of the Dramatists Guild and TYA/USA. He is a Playwright-in-Residence at Childsplay in Tempe, Arizona.

James Vásquez (Director)previously directed The Old Globe’s Rich Girl, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,and Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show and provided musical staging for the Globe’s The Comedy of Errors directed by Scott Ellis, Boeing-Boeing,and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. With The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, he has directed Clybourne Park and last year’s world premiere of Keith Reddin’s Acquainted with the Night. He received Craig Noel Award nominations for Outstanding Direction of a Musical for the world premiere of Harmony, Kansas and the West Coast premiere of [title of show] (Diversionary Theatre) and won the award in 2010 for Sweeney Todd (Cygnet Theatre Company). His other recent directing/choreography credits include The Addams Family (Moonlight Stage Productions), West Side Story and Cats (San Diego Musical Theatre), Tell Me on a Sunday (Vista’s Broadway Theater), Pippin, the West Coast premiere of Birds of a Feather, and Next Fall (Diversionary), and Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Pageant (Cygnet), as well as developmental workshops at La Jolla Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals. In 2004, Mr. Vásquez founded Daisy 3 Pictures with Mark Holmes and Carrie Preston. Their first two feature films, 29th and Gay and Ready? OK!, played national and international film festivals, with Ready? OK! winning Best Feature Film awards in Seattle, North Carolina, and San Diego. Their latest feature film, That’s What She Said, made its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Mr. Vásquez is a graduate of The Juilliard School.

Denver Center for the Performing Arts (Co-Producer), the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatre organization, is dedicated to creating unforgettable shared experiences through beloved Broadway musicals, world-class plays, educational programs, and inspired events. As one of the DCPA’s six lines of programming, the Tony Award-winning DCPA Theatre Company has offered 420 productions in its 38 seasons, of which 140 were new works for the American theatre. American Mariachi was originally commissioned by and developed and produced at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company. It will play January 26 - February 25, 2018 at DCPA’s Stage Theatre.

Additional events taking place during the run of American Mariachi include:

LOBBY EXHIBIT: “American Women in Mariachi,” ongoing during the run of American Mariachi.

This special exhibit will be curated by Dr. Leonor Xochitl Perez, Founder and Director of the Mariachi Women's Festival, and will use photographs, videos, instruments, and costumes to track the involvement of American women in mariachi.

PANEL DISCUSSION: April 2018 (exact date TBA)

Scholar Dr. Leonor Xochitl Perez, Ph.D. and American Mariachi music director Cynthia Reifler Flores take a musical look at the form and history of mariachi.

VICKI AND CARL ZEIGER INSIGHTS SEMINAR: Tuesday, March 27 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—including playwright José Cruz González and director James Vásquez, joined by actors, 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, April 7, 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, April 3 and 10, and Wednesday, April 18.

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.

AXIS: Saturday, March 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

With community partner Dr. Leonor Xochitl Perez and theMariachi Women’s Festival, the Globe’s Arts Engagement Department will present the band Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, a performance that will captivate audiences with vivacious spirit. America’s first all-female mariachi ensemble, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles brings sensitivity, beauty, warmth, and a new perspective to the realm of Mexico's musical heritage. FREE.

SINGLE TICKETS to American Mariachistart at $30.00 and go on sale to the general public on Friday, February 9 at 12:00 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 March 23, 2018, and continue through April 29, 2018. Performance times: Previews: Friday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 24 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. Opening night is Thursday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. Regular performances (March 30 – April 29): Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. There will be an additional matinee performance on Wednesday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. and no matinee performance on Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m.

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CALENDAR: 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: Mariachi Reyna (3/31), The Wanderers (4/6–5/6), AXIS: Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! (4/21), A Thousand Splendid Suns (5/12–6/17), Native Gardens (5/26–6/24), The Tempest (6/17–7/22), Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (7/2–8/12), Barefoot in the Park (7/28–8/26), Much Ado About Nothing (8/12–9/16), 2018 Globe Gala (9/22).

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 and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, 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, Meteor Shower, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss’s 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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NATALIE CAMUNAS (Gabby). Theatres: West Coast premiere of Seven Spots on the Sun (The Theatre @ Boston Court), world premiere of DJ Latinidad’s Latino Dance Party (Mixed Blood Theatre, MACLA), World Premiere of Pang! (Tour: Legion Arts and 24th Street Theatre). TV/Film: “Goliath,” “Speechless,” “Major Crimes,” “Nicky Ricky Dicky & Dawn”/ Bright (David Ayer), Bruising for Besos (Adelina Anthony), Detained in the Desert (Iliana Sosa). Training: BA, USC/ XRT Studio Conservatory/ UCB Improv.

CRISSY GUERRERO (Soyla, Sister Manuela). Theatres: Lillian in Wild in Wichita (Bilingual Foundation of the Arts and Los Angeles Theater Center); Camila in In the Heights (Performance Riverside); Jasmine in Black Butterfly, Jaguar Girl and Other Superhero Girls Like Me (Mark Taper Forum); Gracie and Mariluz in La Posada Magica (South Coast Repertory and Odyssey Theater); Helen Chavez in Ed Begley, Jr.’s Cesar & Ruben (NoHo Arts Center); Producer, Writer and Performer in C & C Variety Hour (Steve Allen Theater). TV: “Parks & Recreation,” “George Lopez Show,” “Mind of Mencia,” “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Spongebob Squarepants,” “Handy Manny.”

RODNEY LIZCANO (Mino, Padre Flores). DCPA Theatre Company: The Book of Will, Frankenstein, Hamlet, American Night, Merchant of Venice, Spinning Into Butter, Inna Beginning, The Tempest, Gross Indecency, The Rivals, Kingdom, Winter’s Tale, Christmas Carol. Theatres: Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Much Ado, Othello, Henry V, Tempest, Merry Wives, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Equivocation, Cymbeline, Hamlet), Arvada Center (Archbishop’s Ceiling, The Crucible, A Man For All Seasons), Dallas Shakespeare Festival, Stories on Stage, Theatre Aspen, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre and Off-Broadway with Actors Ensemble Theater and DreamScape Theatre Company. TV/Film: Silver City directed by John Sayles and “Stage Struck” on Bravo.

DOREEN MONTALVO (Amalia, Doña Lona) Broadway: Most recently seen as Gloria Estefan’s mother, Gloria Fajardo in On Your Feet! (OBC); In The Heights (OBC drama Desk Award winner). Other NY credits and tours: Curvy Widow (Heidi) at Westside Arts Theater, Giant (Lupe) at The Public Theatre, La Lupe (Lupe) at PRTT, Flashdance the Musical (Louise/Hannah). TV/Film: “Madame Secretary,” “Elementary,” “The Good Wife,” “Law and Order,” “One Life to Live.” As a singer Doreen has performed in jazz clubs all over New York and has been heard on many recordings. She recently released her solo album “American Soul Latin Heart.” www.doreenmontalvo.com

JENNIFER PAREDES (Lucha). Theatres: Twelfth Night (The Old Globe); Waking La Llorona (Old Globe Creative Catalyst); Into the Beautiful North, Manifest Destinitis and Rapture, Blister, Burn (San Diego Repertory Theatre); Ballast (Diversionary Theatre); Perfect Arrangement (Intrepid Theatre); Seven Spots on the Sun (InnerMission Productions); Lydia (Ion Theatre); El Huracán (DNA New Work, La Jolla Playhouse); OjO: The Next Generation In Travel (WoW Festival, La Jolla Playhouse); An Established Fiction (New York Encore Fringe/San Diego Fringe); The Shape of Things (University of San Diego). Training: B.A. in Theatre Arts at University of San Diego.

BOBBY PLASENCIA (Federico) Theatres:Recent Alien Abductions (Humana Festival); Water & Power (San Diego Rep, Craig Noel Award); Vesuvius (South Coast Rep); Blood Wedding (La Jolla Playhouse); Down Past Passyunk (Interact Theater); The Tempest, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (ISCLA, Los Angeles); Water & Power (Understudy, Mark Taper Forum, LA). NY Stage: La Ruta (Working Theater), American Jornalero (INTAR), Luz (LaMama); Julius Caesar (Drilling Company). TV/Film:House of Cards” (Netflix), “General Hospital”(ABC Television), “Fidel” (Showtime), “Maria Full of Grace”(Sundance, Independent). Training: MFA Acting; NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

LUIS QUINTERO (Mateo, René, Rubin). Twelfth Night, The Book of Will (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); Love’s Labour’s Lost (The Acting Company); A Christmas Carol, Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief (Theaterworks USA). B.F.A UNCSA

AMANDA ROBLES (Isabel, Tía Carmen). Credits include: Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration (Original Cast), WDW, A Flash of Time (Kimmel Center); Big Fish (11th Hour Theater Co.); Ay Amor! (Philadelphia Arts Collective) and Disney Cruise Line. TV/Film: “Bodies.” Training: BFA Musical Theater from University of the Arts, Philadelphia.

HEATHER VELAZQUEZ (Hortensia aka “Boli”) Off-Broadway: Pipeline (Lincoln Center); Another Word for Beauty (Goodman Theatre); So Go the Ghosts of Mexico (Sundance Theatre Lab); Rosario and the Gypsies, Worship (Theatre for the New City); Pinkolandia (Intar Theatre); Nobody Rides a Locomotive No’ Mo (Rising Circle Theatre). Education: BFA in Theatre, New World School of The Arts

REGINA GARCIA (Scenic Design). Theatres: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, GALA Hispanic Theatre (Helen Hayes nomination); Milwaukee Rep, Arizona Theatre Company, St. Louis Black Rep, Pregones Theater. Chicago Theatre: Steppenwolf Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, TimeLine Theater Company, Teatro Vista, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. Special: NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Designers (Fellow); Princess Grace Awards, USA (Recipient); Latinx Theatre Commons (Advisory); League of Professional Theatre Women (Regional Associate). Teaching: University of Illinois. Training: NYU TSOA.

MEGHAN ANDERSON DOYLE (Costume Design). DCPA Theatre Company: The Glass Menagerie, Fade, Tribes, One Night In Miami…, Appoggiatura, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, The Giver, Superior Donuts, Well, Jackie & Me and Ed, Downloaded. At Off-Center: The Wild Party, DragOn, Sweet & Lucky, Cult Following, Perception. At DCPA Cabaret: First Date, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change!, Five Course Love. Other Theatres: Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Arvada Center, Theatre Aspen, Curious Theatre Company, The Aurora Fox, National Theatre Conservatory. Training: B.A. in Theatre, University of Denver; M.F.A in Costume Design, University of Florida. DCPA Costume Design Associate

PAUL MILLER (Lighting Design). Broadway: Amazing Grace, The Illusionists, Legally Blonde, Freshly Squeezed, Laughing Room Only. 25 Off-Broadway productions. Over 60 Regional Theatre productions, 15 National Tours. International: 3 seasons at the Stratford Festival, London’s West End, Vienna, Milan (Teatro alla Scala), South Africa, China, Manila and São Paulo. Television: Live from Lincoln Center, over 20 specials for Netflix, Showtime and Comedy Central, as well as every live performance from American Mariachi the internationally televised New Year’s Eve Celebration from Time’s Square for the last 19 years.

KEN TRAVIS (Sound Design). Broadway: In Transit, Aladdin, Jekyll and Hyde, A Christmas Story the Musical, Scandalous, Newsies, Memphis, The ThreePenny Opera, Barefoot in the Park and Steel Magnolias. Regional and Off Broadway: The Public Theater, The New Group, The Civilians, Atlantic Theater Company, Soho Rep, Classic Theater Company, Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theater, Mabou Mines, Old Globe, ACT Seattle, 5th Avenue Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theater, LA CTG, The Guthrie Theater, McCarter Theater, Papermill Playhouse.

CYNTHIA REIFLER FLORES (Music Director) is a classically trained violinist who learned mariachi the traditional way through apprenticeship with male mariachis from Mexico, immersing herself in the mariachi subculture. She has performed with Grammy-winning Mariachi Divas and Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, the first U.S. all-female show mariachi of international importance. Ms. Flores teaches at Cal State LA and UC Riverside and performs with Corazón de México in LA. where she lives with her son, Bruce, husband Pedro, and a very enthusiastic dog named Maisey.

SHIRLEY FISHMAN (Dramaturg). La Jolla Playhouse: Indecent, Come From Away, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Ether Dome, Glengarry Glen Ross, An Iliad, Hands On A Hardbody, American Night: The Ballad of Juan José; TYA POP Tour of José Cruz González’s The Astronaut Farmworker and Alice Chan by BD Wong and Robert Lee, among others. Public Theatre: Jessica Hagedorn’s Dogeaters, Nilo Cruz’s Two Sisters and a Piano, Golden Child by David Henry Hwang and co-curator of New Work Now! Festival. Magic Theatre: Lloyd Suh’s Jesus In India and HIR by Taylor Mac. Affiliations: Sundance Theatre Lab, Native Voices at the Autry, among others.

JOANNE DENAUT, CSA (Casting) is the Casting Director and Artistic Associate at South Coast Repertory. There she has cast over 200 productions including world premieres by many of the country’s leading playwrights, including Richard Greenberg, Donald Margulies, Craig Lucas, Howard Korder, Amy Freed, Lynn Nottage, Nilo Cruz, Beth Henley and Octavio Solis. Other theatres include Center Theatre Group, Seattle Repertory, Cincinnati Playhouse and Dallas Theatre Center and on co-productions with the Public Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Baltimore Center Stage and Berkeley Repertory. Film credits include work with Octavio Solis, Juliette Carrillo and The American Film Institute. She received her B.A. from the University of California at Irvine.

RACHEL DUCAT (Production Stage Manager). DCPA Theatre Company: All The Way, Tribes, One Night in Miami…, Appoggiatura, Shadowlands, black odyssey, The Most Deserving, A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, The Giver, Heartbreak House, Two Things You Don’t Talk About At Dinner, The Liar, Superior Donuts, The Catch, The House of the Spirits and Grace, or the Art of Climbing. At DCPA Cabaret: An Act of God. DCPA Theatre for Young Audiences: The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats.Other Theatres: Twelfth Night, Treasure Island, Richard III (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Curious Theatre Company; Jersey Boys, Wicked, Dirty Dancing (Broadway in Chicago); Chicago Shakespeare Theatre; Cleveland Play House, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre. Training; BA Theatre Production, University of Delaware.

HEIDI ECHTENKAMP (Assistant Stage Manager). DCPA Theatre Company: A Christmas Carol, The Christians, workshop production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill. At Off-Center: The Wild Party. Regional credits include: American Musical Theatre of San Jose (Wizard of Oz, West Side Story, Gypsy, A Chorus Line, Christmas Dream Land); STAGES Theatre (Always… Patsy Cline); Carousel Dinner Theatre (Thoroughly Modern Millie); Lone Tree Arts Center (39 Steps, Guys and Dolls in Concert, South Pacific in Concert, Sylvia); Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities (Putting it Together, Children of Eden). Other Credits: Alabama Shakespeare Festival: Stage Manager Consultant. Teatro ZinZanni: Venue Manager and Production Manager.


World Premiere


By José Cruz González

Directed by James Vásquez

In association with Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company

RUNS: March 23 – April 29, 2018.

Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $30.00.


SYNOPSIS: Spending her days caring for her ailing mother, Lucha yearns to break her monotonous routine. Here’s a wild idea: an all-girl mariachi band! But it’s the 1970s, and girls can’t be mariachis...or can they? As Lucha and her spunky cousin hunt for bandmates, dodge disapproving relatives, and bring Mom along for the ride, they wonder: will the band come together? American Mariachi is a heartwarming world premiere comedy about family, progress, and the freedom to dream big that will send your heart soaring and put a bounce in your step with a wave of vibrant, infectious live music.

CAST: Natalie Camunas (Gabby), Crissy Guerrero (Soyla, Sister Manuela), Rodney Lizcano (Mino, Padre Flores), Doreen Montalvo (Amalia, Doña Lola), Jennifer Paredes (Lucha), Bobby Plasencia (Federico), Luis Quintero (Mateo, René, Rubin), Amanda Robles (Isabel, Tía Carmen), Heather Velazquez (Hortensia aka ”Boli”).

CREATIVE TEAM: Regina Garcia (Scenic Design), Meghan Anderson Doyle (Costume Design), Paul Miller (Lighting Design), Ken Travis (Sound Design), Cynthia Reifler Flores (Music Director), Shirley Fishman (Dramaturg), Joanne Denaut, CSA (Casting), Rachel Ducat (Production Stage Manager).

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 ($14, advance reservation).

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


Mar 23 FRI 8:00pm

Mar 24 SAT 8:00pm

Mar 25 SUN 7:00pm

Mar 27 TUE 8:00pm (Vicki and Carl Zeiger
Insights Seminar)

Mar 28 WED 8:00pm

OPENING NIGHT: Mar 29 THU 8:00pm


Mar 30 FRI 8:00pm

Mar 31 SAT 2:00pm

Mar 31 SAT 8:00pm

April 1 SUN 2:00pm

April 1 SUN 7:00pm

April 3 TUE 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)

April 4 WED 7:00pm

April 5 THU 8:00pm

April 6 FRI 8:00pm

April 7 SAT 2:00pm (Subject Matters)

April 7 SAT 8:00pm

April 8 SUN 2:00pm

April 8 SUN 7:00pm

April 10 TUE 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)

April 11 WED 7:00pm

April 12 THU 8:00pm

April 13 FRI 8:00pm

April 14 SAT 2:00pm

April 14 SAT 8:00pm

April 15 SUN 2:00pm

April 15 SUN 7:00pm

April 17 TUE 7:00pm

April 18 WED 2:00pm

April 18 WED 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)

April 19 THU 8:00pm

April 20 FRI 8:00pm

April 21 SAT 2:00pm

April 21 SAT 8:00pm

April 22 SUN 7:00pm

April 24 TUE 7:00pm

April 25 WED 7:00pm

April 26 THU 8:00pm

April 27 FRI 8:00pm

April 28 SAT 2:00pm

April 28 SAT 8:00pm

April 29 SUN 2:00pm

April 29 SUN 7:00pm



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