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SAN DIEGO (May 14, 2018)—The Old Globe today announced its next cast and creative team—including numerous Globe favorites and new faces—as the 2018 Summer Shakespeare Festival once again presents the finest of the Bard’s work outdoors under the stars in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Summer will officially arrive with The Tempest, directed by Joe Dowling (formerly the Artistic Director for Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and Abbey Theatre in Ireland), with star of stage and screen Kate Burton as Prospera, running June 17 – July 22, 2018. Tickets start at $30.00, on sale to the general public now. Previews run June 17 – 22. Opening night is Saturday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Prospera, the Duchess of Milan, lives in exile on a desert island after being thrown out of power by her wicked brother. For company, she has only her daughter Miranda, the spirits who are native to the island, and her beloved books. The books are the source of her dark magic, which she uses to lure her enemies to the island so she can exact revenge. But her plot could destroy Miranda’s happiness, so Prospera must choose between her own anger and her daughter’s future. This enchanting fantasy, brimming with magic and romance, kicks off the 2018 Shakespeare Festival with spectacle under the stars.
“The Tempest, Shakespeare’s masterpiece about redemption and the rediscovery of kindness, couldn’t be more of a balm for our turbulent moment,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. ”Its gorgeous poetry, breathtaking spectacle, and unforgettable characters remind us that virtue and forgiveness are supreme human values. It’s one of my favorite plays, and I am thrilled that this summer it is in the hands of two masters: the eminent director Joe Dowling, and the surpassingly gifted classical actress Kate Burton. Together with an ace company of actors and first-rate designers, they will make a thrilling and memorable evening of Shakespeare under the warm San Diego sky, and I can’t wait to share it with our audience.”
The cast features Kate Burton as Prospera (starred on Broadway in Present Laughter and Spring Awakening, Tony Award–nominated for The Constant Wife, The Elephant Man, and Hedda Gabler, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “This Is Us”), with Philippe Bowgen as Ariel (the eponymous Picasso at the Lapin Agile; Off Broadway’sHomos, Or Everyone in America and The Changeling), Robert Dorfman as Stephano (The Twenty-seventh Man, Broadway’s The Lion King, Social Security; A Dybbuk, and The Normal Heart), Manoel Felciano as Caliban (Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood! and Twelfth Night, Tony nomination for Broadway’s Sweeney Todd, Amélie), Globe Associate Artist Robert Foxworth as Alonso (Quartet, Other Desert Cities, Inherit the Wind, Richard III, August: Osage County, and many more), Lizan Mitchell as Gonzala (Drama Desk Award for Trojan Women, Broadway’s So Long on Lonely Street, films The Preacher’s Wife and The Human Stain, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), René Thornton Jr. as Antonio (seen in every play in Shakespeare’s Folio at American Shakespeare Center in Virginia), and Andrew Weems as Trinculo (Craig Noel Awardwinner for Don Juan; Born Yesterday, Inherit the Wind, and The Green Bird on Broadway). The cast also includes students in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program: Sam Avishay as Ferdinand (The Importance of Being Earnest, King Richard II, and Hamlet) and Nora Carroll as Miranda (Hamlet and King Richard II); and ensemble members Carlos Angel-Barajas, Yadira Correa (Francisca), Daniel Ian Joeck (Sebastian), Jose Martinez, Renardo Charles Pringle Jr. (Boatswain), Larica Schnell (Ceres), Jersten Seraile, Samantha Sutliff (Juno), Morgan Taylor, Wenona Truong (Iris), Jared Van Heel (Adrian), and Eric Weiman (Shipmaster).
The creative team includes Alexander Dodge (Scenic Design; Craig Noel Awards for The Comedy of Errors and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder; Kiss Me, Kate), David Israel Reynoso (Costume Design; The Wanderers, Red Velvet, The Blameless, and more), Philip S. Rosenberg (Lighting Design; Broadway’s Pretty Woman: The Musical, The Elephant Man, and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Jonathan Deans (Sound Design), Keith Thomas (Original Music), David Huber (Voice and Dialect Coach), Tara Rubin Casting (Casting), and Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager).
Joe Dowling (Director) began his career as an actor at Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s national theatre. He became the youngest-ever Artistic Director of the Abbey in 1978. He founded and directed the Gaiety School of Acting, Ireland’s first theatre school. In 1995, he became Director of Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, where he served for 20 years. During his time at the Guthrie, he oversaw the building of the new three-theatre complex on the banks of the Mississippi River. Mr. Dowling has directed extensively in his native Ireland, on Broadway, in London’s West End, and in many theatres in Canada and the United States. He holds honorary degrees from a number of universities, including National University of Ireland, University of Minnesota, Gonzaga University, and University of St. Paul.
The Tempest is supported in part by the Jean and Gary Shekhter Fund for Classic Theatre and through gifts from Production Sponsors Diane and John Berol, Karen and Donald Cohn, Pamela Farr and Buford Alexander, and Vicki and Carl Zeiger, as well as Artist Sponsor Jeanette Stevens (for actor Philippe Bowgen, who plays Ariel). Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego.
Additional events taking place during the run of The Tempest include:
SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: Tuesday, June 26; Wednesday, June 27; Thursday, June 28;
Friday, June 29; and Saturday, June 30; all at 7:00 p.m.
The Old Globe artistic staff presents introductory talks prior to select performances. All talks take place one hour prior to the show, in the Craig Noel Garden. FREE.
VICKI AND CARL ZEIGER INSIGHTS SEMINAR: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 6:30 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.
POST-SHOW FORUMS: Tuesdays, June 26 and July 3, and Wednesday, June 27, 2018
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.
FREE MONDAY NIGHT FILM SCREENINGS: Mondays, July 9, 16 and 30, and August 27.
Fred Wilcox’s Forbidden Planet: July 9 at 8:15 p.m., Lowell Davies Festival Theatre;
Ralph Fiennes’s Coriolanus: July 16 at 7:00 p.m., Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center;
Orson Welles’s Othello: July 30 at 7:00 p.m., Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center;
Ian McKellen’s Richard III: August 27 at 8:00 p.m., Lowell Davies Festival Theatre.
Admission is free. Seating for each film is first-come, first-served by general admission.
The line begins one hour before each screening. Full release with film details to come.
SINGLE TICKETS to The Tempest start at $30.00 and are on sale to the general public now. 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 June 17, 2018 and continue through July 22. Performance times: Previews: Sunday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday, June 19 at 8:00 p.m.; Wednesday, June 20 at 8:00 p.m.; Thursday, June 21 at 8:00 p.m.; and Friday, June 22 at 8:00 p.m. Opening night is Saturday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m. Regular performances (June 24 – July 22): Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m. There will be no performances on Wednesday, July 4 or Sunday, July 15, with additional performances on Monday, July 2 and Monday, July 16, both at 8:00 p.m.
The 2018 Summer Season continues with Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, presented by The Old Globe and Children’s Theatre Company, in partnership with The Old Vic. Based on the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, it is adapted for the stage by David Greig, with music and lyrics by Charlie Fink, and directed by Max Webster. Originally produced at The Old Vic in London, where it was directed by Webster, Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax includes puppet design by Finn Caldwell and Nick Barnes, choreography by Drew McOnie, and scenic and costume design by Rob Howell. Performances run July 2 – August 12, 2018. The classic Neil Simon comedy Barefoot in the Park follows, directed by Jessica Stone (Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood!, Arms and the Man, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Globe), which will run July 28 – August 26, 2018, and Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (the Globe’s Love’s Labor’s Lost), runs August 12 – September 16.
Don’t miss the many humanities-based events surrounding each production designed to make theatre matter to more people—including Insights Seminars, Post-Show Forums, and Shakespeare in the Garden. Ongoing arts engagement programs throughout the year include Globe for All, AXIS, coLAB, Behind the Curtain, Bard Basics, Reflecting Shakespeare, Community Voices, Breaking Bread, Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio, Subject Matters, and Behind-the-Scenes Tours. Pioneering programs include Free Student Matinee Series, Sensory-Friendly Performances, School in the Park, and The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Watch for details of exciting new guests to be announced for In Conversation with Barry Edelstein, Thinking Shakespeare!, and Powers New Voices Festival. The Old Globe is an internationally recognized cultural icon striving to serve its audiences with the best possible theatrical experiences while providing year-round arts engagement and community programs for the citizens of San Diego County.
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CALENDAR: A Thousand Splendid Suns (5/12–6/17), AXIS: By the Community, For the Community (5/12), Native Gardens (5/26–6/24), AXIS: Kids’ Dance Party, Featuring Dance To EvOLve (6/12), The Tempest (6/17–7/22), AXIS: Make Music San Diego (6/21); Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (7/2–8/12), AXIS: Fourth District Senior Center’s Globe Takeover, Featuring the Seasoned Line Dancers (7/10), Barefoot in the Park (7/28–8/26), Much Ado About Nothing (8/12–9/16), AXIS: LV’s Island Flair, Featuring Dance Lessons with Elvina Addams (8/21), The Heart of Rock & Roll (9/6–10/21), AXIS: Mexican Independence Day Celebration, Featuring Las Colibrí in Concert (9/15), 2018 Globe Gala featuring Andra Day (9/22), M.F.A.: Julius Caesar (10/20–10/28), AXIS: Day of the Dead Celebration (10/28), Globe for All Tour: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (10/30–11/18), Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (11/3–12/29), Looking for Christmas: The New Clint Black Christmas Musical (11/13–12/16), Familiar (1/26–3/3/2019), Tiny Beautiful Things (2/9–3/10), Life After (3/22–4/28), They Promised Her the Moon (4/6–5/5), Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy (5/11–6/16), What You Are (5/23–6/23).
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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 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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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES
Carlos Angel-Barajas (Ensemble) is a first-year M.F.A. candidate with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. He has appeared in Romeo and Juliet, Three Sisters,and Cloud 9 (The Old Globe/USD). He has also appeared regionally in Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, and The Rover (Santa Cruz Shakespeare). Locally he has appeared in Romulus Killgore’s Mobile Happiness Bazaar (La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls Festival) and How to Use a Knife (UC San Diego’s Wagner New Play Festival). He received his B.A. in Theatre from UC San Diego. carlosangelb.com, @carlos.angelb on Instagram.
Sam Avishay (Ferdinand) was last seen at the Globe in The Importance of Being Earnest. He is an M.F.A. student at The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. His prior credits include Prince/Chorus in Romeo and Juliet, Harry Percy in King Richard II, Voltemand in Hamlet, Chuck in The Maderati,Chorus in Ajax, and Thurio in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Globe/USD). Prior to beginning graduate studies at University of San Diego, he studied cooking and butchery at Chez Panisse in Berkeley and Eatrip in Tokyo. He received his B.A. in History with a focus on International Food History from UC Berkeley. @sammax.jpeg on Instagram.
Philippe Bowgen (Ariel) made his Globe debut last year as Pablo Picasso in Picasso at the Lapin Agile. His New York credits include Homos, or Everyone in America (Labyrinth Theater Company), The Changeling (Red Bull Theater), Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (59E59 Theaters), workshops of Stuck Elevator (New York Theatre Workshop), and productions at MCC Theater, Potomac Theatre Project, and Atlantic Theater Company. His regional credits include War (Yale Repertory Theatre), Pericles (Two River Theater), Cloud 9 directed by Michael Kahn (Studio Theatre, Helen Hayes Award nomination), Antony and Cleopatra directed by Emily Mann (McCarter Theatre Center), Oedipus El Rey (Dallas Theater Center), Macbeth and La Dispute directed by Darko Tresnjak (Hartford Stage), The Liar (Westport Country Playhouse), Caviar on Credit (Guthrie Theater), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Paper Mill Playhouse), and numerous others. He recently premiered the character of Adam on the second season of “The Mick” on Fox. His film credits include The Samuel Project starring Hal Linden; Hedgehog opposite Madeline Brewer of “The Handmaid’s Tale”; The Renovation; Hamlet, Son of a Kingpin; and Sobrevivo. He is a graduate of the M.F.A. Acting program at Brown/Trinity Rep, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, and Georgetown University.
Kate Burton (Prospera) has appeared on Broadway in Hedda Gabler (Tony Award nomination), The Constant Wife (Tony nomination), The Elephant Man (Tony nomination), Present Laughter (both 1982 and 2017), Alice in Wonderland, Doonesbury, Wild Honey, Jake’s Women, Company, An American Daughter, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Spring Awakening, and Some Americans Abroad (Drama Desk Award nomination). Her Off Broadway credits include The Dead 1904, Cymbeline, and The Grand Manner. Among her many television and film credits are “Scandal” (Emmy Award nomination), “Grey’s Anatomy,” (two Emmy nominations), “Veep,” “Grimm,” “Rescue Me,” “Empire Falls,” Big Trouble in Little China, The Ice Storm, Unfaithful, 2 Days in New York, Liberal Arts, and 127 Hours. She is a graduate of Brown University and Yale School of Drama.
Nora Carroll (Miranda) is excited to be returning to The Old Globe’s Festival stage. Ms. Carroll was most recently seen at University of San Diego playing Natasha in Three Sisters. Prior to that she played Octavia in the world premiere of BLKS (Steppenwolf Theatre Company) and Guildenstern in Hamlet and Queen Isabel in King Richard II (The Old Globe). Her other credits include Rena in The Maderati, Athena in Ajax, andOutlaw in The Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Old Globe/USD). Ms. Carroll received her B.F.A. in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and received her M.F.A. in Acting this year from The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. @noralcarroll on Instagram.
Yadira Correa (Francisca, Ensemble) is a native of Puerto Rico. She was recently seen in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program productions of Romeo and Juliet, Three Sisters,and Cloud 9. She playedGratiano in the all-female production of The Merchant of Venice (Cardinal Stage Company) and the special event production of 2666 (Goodman Theatre), which is now streaming on Vimeo. She has worked at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Court Theatre, Teatro Vista, Collaboraction, and About Face Theatre, among others. Her credits also include Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful and Tanya Saracho’s Enfrascada (A Jarring Comedy of Hoodoo Proportions) (16th Street Theater, Renaissance Theaterworks), as well as most ensemble-devised works at Teatro Luna (2003–2009), including Machos, Lunatica(s), and S-e-x-Oh! Her television and film credits include “Blindspot,” “Crime,” “Chicago P.D.,” the independent film Imperfections, and the web series “Dentally Challenged.”Ms. Correa is an alumna of the School at Steppenwolf. @yadeeenyc on Instagram.
Robert Dorfman (Stephano) has appeared at The Old Globe in Nathan Englander’s The Twenty-seventh Man directed by Barry Edelstein. His Southern California theatre credits include Street of the Sun (Mark Taper Forum), The Drowsy Chaperone (Ahmanson Theatre), Quills (Geffen Playhouse), Much Ado About Nothing (South Coast Repertory), The Mysteries (The Actors’ Gang), and Boy and Don Quixote de La Jolla (La Jolla Playhouse). His Broadway and Off Broadway credits include The Lion King directed by Julie Taymor, Social Security directed by Mike Nichols, and the world premieres of Tony Kushner’s A Dybbuk and Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart, both for The Public Theater. Most recently he was seen in Paula Vogel’s Indecent directed by Wendy C. Goldberg (Guthrie Theater) and Barry Kornhauser’s Balloonacy directed by Peter Brosius (Children’s Theatre Company). Mr. Dorfman’s film and television credits include Julie Taymor’s Fool’s Fire, Andrew Bergman’s It Could Happen to You, and HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
Manoel Felciano (Caliban) was previously seen at The Old Globe in Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood!, Twelfth Night,and I Just Stopped By to See the Man. His Broadway credits include Sweeney Todd (Tony Award nomination), Amélie, Disaster!, Brooklyn, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Cabaret. He has appeared Off Broadway in The Changeling (Red Bull Theater), Trumpery (Atlantic Theater Company), and Shockheaded Peter and Much Ado About Nothing (New York Shakespeare Festival). Regionally Mr. Felciano’s credits include the world premiere of Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons with Tyne Daly (Bucks County Playhouse), The Outsider (Paper Mill Playhouse),The Exorcist with Brooke Shields (Geffen Playhouse), Clybourne Park, Round and Round the Garden, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, November, and Jerry in At Home at the Zoo (American Conservatory Theater), Elektra with Olympia Dukakis (Getty Villa), Ragtime (The Kennedy Center), Three Sisters (Williamstown Theatre Festival), and George in Sunday in the Park with George directed by Jason Alexander. His film and television credits include Uncertainty with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “The Blacklist,” “Elementary,” “NCIS,” “Trauma,” “Life on Mars,” and “The Unusuals.” Mr. Felciano received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.F.A. from New York University, and he is a Columbia University faculty member. @manofelciano.
Robert Foxworth (Alonso) is an Associate Artist of The Old Globe and has appeared in Quartet, Other Desert Cities, Inherit the Wind, Richard III, August: Osage County, King Lear, The Madness of George III, Cornelia, Julius Caesar, Private Lives, Below the Belt, Love Letters,and Antony and Cleopatra. He was also seen locally in Superior Donuts at San Diego Repertory Theatre, for which he won Outstanding Lead Performance in a Play from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle. On Broadway, Mr. Foxworth has appeared in August: Osage County, Twelve Angry Men, Ivanov, Honour, Judgment at Nuremberg,and Henry V. He won the Theatre World Award for his portrayal of John Proctor in The Crucible at Lincoln Center Theater. His television series include “Storefront Lawyers,” “Falcon Crest,” and “LateLine.” He has guest-starred on countless television shows over the years such as a two-year stint on “Six Feet Under” and episodes of “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Mr. Foxworth’s regional theatre work has included Cyrano de Bergerac (Great Lakes Theatre Festival), Iago in Othello and the title role in Macbeth (Guthrie Theater), George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Hartford Stage), Uncle Vanya (Geffen Playhouse), Other Desert Cities (Mark Taper Forum), and many more. He is the voice of Ratchet in the Transformers movies and video games.
Daniel Ian Joeck (Sebastian, Ensemble) was last seen in the Globe’s productions of Hamlet and King Richard II. He is in his second year as an M.F.A. candidate with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. In the program, he has played Tuzenbakh in Three Sisters, Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, 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. danielianjoeck.com, @djoeck on Instagram.
Jose Martinez (Ensemble) previously appeared at The Old Globe in last year’s Summer Shakespeare Festival productions of Hamlet and King Richard II. Some of his other favorite credits include Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Keene in The Maderati, Pepe in My Mañana Comes at San Diego Repertory Theatre, Orcus in She Kills Monsters, Mau in Nation, and Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mr. Martinez is currently a student in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program.
Lizan Mitchell (Gonzala) has appeared on Broadway and on tour in Electra, Having Our Say, and So Long on Lonely Street. Her Off Broadway credits include The First Noel, brownsville song (b-side for tray), Cell, Rosmersholm, the 25th anniversary production of for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf, Gum, Ma Rose, and Salt. She has been seen regionally in Skeleton Crew (Trinity Repertory Company), A Raisin in the Sun (Arena Stage; 2018 Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play), The Good Peaches (Cleveland Play House), The House That Will Not Stand (Yale Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater), Dead and Breathing (Contemporary American Theater Festival, National Black Theatre, 2018 U.K. premiere), The Trip to Bountiful (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Round House Theatre). Ms. Mitchell’s film and television work includes Detroit, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Deadbeat,” “Golden Boy,” John Adams, “The Good Wife,” “Law & Order,” The Human Stain, “Sesame Street,” and “The Wire.”
Renardo Charles Pringle Jr. (Boatswain, Ensemble) appeared in Hamlet and King Richard II in last year’s Summer Shakespeare Festival, and he has appeared with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program as Andrei Prozorov in Three Sisters, Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, 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 appeared on Comedy Central’s “Detroiters” as Thomas. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program. @livelovelaughliftnardi on Instagram.
Larica Schnell (Ceres, Ensemble) is originally from Pretoria, South Africa, and is in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. She last appeared at the Globe in Hamlet and King Richard II. Her previous M.F.A. productions include Three Sisters, Romeo and Juliet, The Maderati, Ajax, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. In South Africa, she most recently appeared in The Open Couple and Cape of Rebels. Ms. Schnell received her undergraduate degree in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town. @laricslyrics on Instagram.
Jersten Seraile (Ensemble) is in his third semester in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. The Tempest marks his debut production with the Globe. He was seen in the program as Paris in Romeo and Juliet, Fyodor Ilych Kulygin in Three Sisters, and, most recently, Betty and Edward in the spring production of Cloud 9. He has toured nationally playing the roles of Mr. White, Bernard, and Brom Bones in Encore! (Chamber Theatre Productions). While on tour, Mr. Seraile made his Off Broadway debut playing Langston Hughes in the one-man show Harlem Blooms in Spring, which he also wrote (Theatre Row). His other credits include If We Don’t Get It, Shut It Down (Harlem Repertory Theatre) and The Full Monty and Oliver! (Clear Space Theatre Company). Mr. Seraile received his bachelor’s degree from Eugene Lang College.
Samantha Sutliff (Juno, Ensemble) made her Summer Shakespeare Festival debut in last year’s Hamlet and King Richard II. She was recently seen as Masha in Three Sisters,Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, 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 Program. She 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” and “Another Castle,” following two years working for Carnival Cruise Line as a vocalist. Some of her favorite roles also include Antigone in Antigone and Mary Lane in Reefer Madness (University of Miami). @samsutliff on Twitter, @sammysutliff on Instagram.
Morgan Taylor (Ensemble) just finished her first year in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Ms. Taylor has been recently seen in Cloud 9, Three Sisters, and Romeo and Juliet (The Old Globe/USD). Her other credits include Eurydice and Baby with the Bathwater (Oceanside Theatre Company), Orlando (Elements Theatre Collective), and The Arabian Nights, Absolutely! (Perhaps), and The Merchant of Venice (UC Santa Barbara). Ms. Taylor is an alumna of University of California, Santa Barbara’s Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program. morgantaylor.me, @the.morgantaylor on Instagram.
René Thornton Jr. (Antonio) is thrilled to be making his Old Globe and San Diego debuts. From 2004 to 2017, he was a resident company member at American Shakespeare Center in Virginia, where he appeared in 118 productions and performed in all of the plays in Shakespeare’s Folio. His favorite roles at ASC include Timon, King Lear, Leontes, Benedick, Faustus, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest, Othello, Coriolanus, and Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Most recently he played King in All’s Well That Ends Well with L.A.’s Independent Shakespeare Co. He has also been seen at the Oregon, Utah, and Wisconsin Shakespeare Festivals and appeared in the Utah premiere of both parts of Angels in America. Mr. Thornton has an M.F.A. from the Professional Theatre Training Program at University of Delaware and a B.F.A. in Acting from The University of Utah. @RTJ125 on Instagram.
Wenona Truong (Iris, Ensemble) previously appeared with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program as Maud and Lin in Cloud 9, Irina and Anfisa in Three Sisters, and Lady Montague, Balthasar, and Friar John in Romeo and Juliet. She has also appeared as Henrietta and Elizabeth in Persuasion and Ariel in The Tempest (Livermore Shakespeare Festival) and Masha in Stupid F***ing Bird (Capital Stage). She received her B.A. at University of the Pacific in Theatre Arts with a minor in Psychology. Wenonatruong.com.
Jared Van Heel (Adrian, Ensemble) is a first-year M.F.A. student in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, where he has been seen as Montague and Peter in Romeo and Juliet, Vershinin in Three Sisters, and Clive and Martin in Cloud 9. He has appeared Off Broadway in Hamlet (S.O.S. Productions) and The Awesome 80s Prom (Davenport Theatrical Enterprises). He has toured internationally with Walking with Dinosaurs (BBC Worldwide/Global Creatures) and nationally with The Trip to Bountiful (Montana Repertory Theatre). His other New York and regional credits include The Liar, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) (Texas Shakespeare Festival), Twelfth Night (Madcap Collective), Antony and Cleopatra (Harlequin Productions), American Midget and Frankenstein Unplugged (Trembling Stage), the world premiere of Frankenstein Unplugged, Cyclone, Betty’s Summer Vacation, and Breach (Montana Repertory Theatre), Devil in the Hole (Walking Taco), Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage, and others. Mr. Van Heel received his B.F.A. from University of Montana.
Andrew Weems (Trinculo) previously played Sganarelle in Don Juan at The Old Globe (Craig Noel Award). He has appeared on Broadway in Born Yesterday, Inherit the Wind, The Green Bird, and London Assurance. His Off Broadway credits include Blood and Gifts (Lincoln Center Theater), The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and Bach at Leipzig (New York Theatre Workshop), The Broken Heart, Troilus and Cressida, Cymbeline, and Pericles (Theatre for a New Audience), A Man’s a Man (Classic Stage Company), and Manahatta (The Public Theater). Mr. Weems’s regional credits include Uncle Vanya, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Romeo and Juliet (Guthrie Theater), As You Like It and Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Baltimore Center Stage), A Behanding in Spokane (Alley Theatre), Three Sisters (Intiman Theatre), and The Merchant of Venice (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey). He is the author/performer of Namaste Man (Intiman Theatre, Boise Contemporary Theater, Two River Theater) and Damascus (4th Street Theatre, Boise Contemporary Theater, Chautauqua Theater Company). He is a Fox Foundation/Theatre Communications Group Fellow and an M.F.A. graduate of UC San Diego.
Eric Weiman (Shipmaster, Ensemble) just finished his first year at The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. He was last seen with the program as Joshua and Gerry in Cloud 9 and previously as Solyony in Three Sisters and Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. Regionally, he was most recently seen as Edmund in King Lear and Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor (Nebraska Shakespeare’s Shakespeare on the Green). His other regional credits include Henry IV, Part II, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, Twelfth Night, and The Comedy of Errors (Utah Shakespeare Festival), Macbeth (USF Shakespeare-in-the-Schools tour), Titus Andronicus and Twelfth Night (Shakespeare on the Green), Peter Piper (Guthrie Theater), Feast of Wolves (Workhaus Collective), and August & Amy (Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater). He is an alumnus of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts’ YoungArts competition and of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program.
Alexander Dodge (Scenic Design) designed the Globe’s productions of The Comedy of Errors (Craig Noel Award); A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Craig Noel Award); Kiss Me, Kate; Pygmalion; Other Desert Cities;and many more. Also locally, he designed The Hunchback of Notre Dame (La Jolla Playhouse; Craig Noel Award). His Broadway credits include Anastasia (Outer Critics Award nomination), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Present Laughter (Tony nomination), Old Acquaintance, Butley, and Hedda Gabler. Mr. Dodge’s recent Off Broadway credits include Harry Clarke (Vineyard Theatre), The Liar (Classic Stage Company), Ripcord (Manhattan Theatre Club), Rapture, Blister, Burn (Playwrights Horizons), Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Second Stage Theatre), The Understudy (Roundabout Theatre Company), Measure for Pleasure (The Public Theater), and Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Toward the Somme (Lincoln Center Theater, Lucille Lortel Award). Mr. Dodge’s West End credits include All New People, and his opera credits include Samson et Dalila (Metropolitan Opera), The Ghosts of Versailles (LA Opera), Dinner at Eight (Minnesota Opera, Wexford Festival Opera), Il Trittico (Deutsche Oper Berlin), and Lohengrin (Müpa Budapest). He has also designed for “Julie’s Greenroom” starring Julie Andrews (Netflix). He received his M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama.
DavidIsraelReynoso (Costume Design) is a scenic and costume designer who recently designed the Globe’s productions of TheWanderers, RedVelvet, TheBlameless, tokyofishstory, Constellations,TwelfthNight,ArmsandtheMan,WaterbytheSpoonful,TimeandtheConways,DoubleIndemnity,and BeaGoodLittleWidow.Mr. Reynoso is the Obie Award–winning costume designer for SleepNoMore (New York and Shanghai) and is also the creator/director of WakingLaLlorona. He is recognized locally for his designs of AttheOldPlace,TigerStyle!,HealingWars,TheDarrellHammondProject, and KingdomCity,all at La Jolla Playhouse. His other selected work includes Hamlet(American Conservatory Theater), Futurity, Cabaret,TheSnowQueen,Alice vs.Wonderland,TrojanBarbie,Copenhagen,NoMan’sLand,Hamletmachine,AjaxinIraq,and Abigail’sParty(American Repertory Theater), and TheComedyofErrorsand Othello(Commonwealth Shakespeare Company). Mr. Reynoso is also the recipient of an Elliot Norton Award, a Craig Noel Award nomination, and multiple IRNE and BroadwayWorld Award nominations. davidreynoso.com.
Philip S. Rosenberg (Lighting Design) has designed the Broadway productions of Pretty Woman: The Musical, The Elephant Man, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,and It’s Only a Play. His Off Broadway credits include The Ruins of Civilization, The Explorer’s Club,and Cactus Flower. His regional credits include productions with The Old Globe, The Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, Guthrie Theater, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Dallas Theater Center, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company, Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, McCarter Theatre Center, Manhattan School of Music, Portland Stage, The Actors Company Theatre, Barrington Stage Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dorset Theatre Festival, Bay Street Theater, Goodspeed Musicals, Two River Theater, George Street Playhouse, and Westport Country Playhouse.
Jonathan Deans (Sound Design)has designed Jagged Little Pill; Waitress; Red Velvet; Finding Neverland; Witness Uganda; The Heart of Robin Hood; Kiss Me, Kate; Pippin (Tony Award nomination); A Second Chance; Carrie (Drama Desk Award nomination); Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; La Cage aux Folles (Tony and Drama Desk nominations); Young Frankenstein; The Pirate Queen; Lestat; Taboo; Follies; Seussical; The Music Man; Fosse; Parade; Candide;and Ragtime. With well over 100 productions of musicals, plays, operas, and spectaculars, Mr. Deans’s work also includes Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson ONE, The Beatles LOVE, KÀ, CRISS ANGEL Believe, Zumanity, Viva ELVIS, O, Mystère, La Nouba, OVO, Corteo, Wintuk, and Saltimbanco. He also consults with manufacturers on the development of products for live theatre. designingsound.com.
Keith Thomas (Original Music) has 24 seasons at Stratford Festival and dozens of productions at Guthrie Theater to his credit, and he has been composer, musical director, and lyricist for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Gate Theatre), Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Theatre Company; Helen Hayes Award), Amigo’s Blue Guitar (Tarragon Theatre; Dora Mavor Moore Award), Rose (Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company; Dora nomination), Coeur de Chien and Les Nuits Blanches (Théâtre Français de Toronto), Born Yesterday (Shaw Festival Theatre), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), as well as composing for productions across Canada, including National Arts Centre, Arts Club Theatre Company, Citadel Theatre, Centaur Theatre, and Segal Centre. His film and television credits include Mordecai Richler: The Last of the Wild Jews and King Lear. Mr. Thomas is thrilled to be making his debut at The Old Globe.
Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager) has previously worked on The Old Globe’s world premiere musical productions of Benny & Joon; October Sky; Bright Star; Dog and Pony; Allegiance; A Room with a View; and Kingdom, in addition to The Wanderers; The Importance of Being Earnest; King Richard II; Picasso at the Lapin Agile; Kiss Me, Kate; The Twenty-seventh Man; The Winter’s Tale; Be a Good Little Widow; Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show; and The Savannah Disputation. Ms. Nero worked on the Broadway production of Bright Star and launched the first national tour this past fall. Her selected La Jolla Playhouse credits include Sideways directed by Des McAnuff, Ruined directed by Liesl Tommy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Christopher Ashley, and Herringbone directed by Roger Rees and starring BD Wong. Ms. Nero has worked with several prominent regional theatres including The Kennedy Center, Center Theatre Group (Ahmanson and Kirk Douglas Theatres), Hartford Stage, SITI Company, Huntington Theatre Company, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre, to name a few, including having toured nationally and internationally with various organizations.
The Old Globe 2018 Shakespeare Festival
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Joe Dowling
RUNS: June 17 – July 22, 2018
Lowell Davies Festival Theatre
TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $30.00.
SYNOPSIS: Prospera, the Duchess of Milan, lives in exile on a desert island after being thrown out of power by her wicked brother. For company, she has only her daughter Miranda, the spirits who are native to the island, and her beloved books. The books are the source of her dark magic, which she uses to lure her enemies to the island so she can exact revenge. But her plot could destroy Miranda’s happiness, so Prospera must choose between her own anger and her daughter’s future. This enchanting fantasy, brimming with magic and romance, kicks off the 2018 Shakespeare Festival with spectacle under the stars.
CAST: Sam Avishay (Ferdinand), Philippe Bowgen (Ariel), Kate Burton (Prospera), Nora Carroll (Miranda), Robert Dorfman (Stephano), Manoel Felciano (Caliban), Robert Foxworth (Alonso), Daniel Ian Joeck (Sebastian), Lizan Mitchell (Gonzala), René Thornton Jr. (Antonio), Andrew Weems (Trinculo), and ensemble members Carlos Angel-Barajas, Yadira Correa (Francisca), Jose Martinez, Renardo Charles Pringle Jr. (Boatswain), Larica Schnell (Ceres), Jersten Seraile, Samantha Sutliff (Juno), Morgan Taylor, Wenona Truong (Iris), Jared Van Heel (Adrian), and Eric Weiman (Shipmaster).
CREATIVE TEAM: Alexander Dodge (Scenic Design), David Israel Reynoso (Costume Design), Philip S. Rosenberg (Lighting Design), Jonathan Deans (Sound Design), Keith Thomas (Original Music), David Huber (Voice and Dialect Coach), Tara Rubin Casting (Casting), and Anjee Nero (Production Stage Manager).
BOX OFFICE WINDOW HOURS: Noon to final curtain Tuesday through Sunday. American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA accepted.
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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).
June 17 SUN 8:00pm
June 19 TUE 8:00pm (Zeiger Insights Seminar)
June 20 WED 8:00pm
June 21 THU 8:00pm
June 22 FRI 8:00pm
OPENING NIGHT: June 23 SAT 8:00pm
June 24 SUN 8:00pm
June 26 TUE 8:00pm (SIG/Post-Show Forum)
June 27 WED 8:00pm (SIG/Post-Show Forum)
June 28 THU 8:00pm (Shakespeare in the Garden)
June 29 FRI 8:00pm (Shakespeare in the Garden)
June 30 SAT 8:00pm (Shakespeare in the Garden)
July 1 SUN 8:00pm
July 2 MON 8:00pm
July 3 TUE 8:00pm (Post-Show Forum)
July 5 THU 8:00pm
July 6 FRI 8:00pm
July 7 SAT 8:00pm
July 8 SUN 8:00pm
July 10 TUE 8:00pm
July 11 WED 8:00pm
July 12 THU 8:00pm
July 13 FRI 8:00pm
July 14 SAT 8:00pm
July 16 MON 8:00pm
July 17 TUE 8:00pm
July 18 WED 8:00pm
July 19 THU 8:00pm
July 20 FRI 8:00pm
July 21 SAT 8:00pm
July 22 SUN 8:00pm
PHOTOS: Digital images of Globe productions are available at TheOldGlobe.org/press-room.
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