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Press Release: Uncle Vanya Cast Announcement

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for THE OLD GLOBE’s Revival of a Classic Play: RICHARD NELSON, RICHARD PEVEAR, and LARISSA VOLOKHONSKY’s Globe-Commissioned World Premiere Translation of ANTON CHEKHOV’s UNCLE VANYA, Directed by Tony and Olivier Award Winner RICHARD NELSON

Performances Will Run FEBRUARY 10 Through MARCH 11, 2018

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SAN DIEGO (January 8, 2018)—The Old Globe’s 2017–2018 Season continues with today’s announcement of the complete cast and creative team for Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece Uncle Vanya, which has received a Globe-commissioned world premiere translation from Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky. Richard Nelson (Illyria, The Gabriel Plays, Tony Award winner for Best Book of a Musical for James Joyce’s The Dead) also directs. Uncle Vanya will run February 10 – March 11, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run February 10–14. Opening night is Thursday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m.

An exhilarating revival that pairs one of the greatest plays ever written with the world’s most celebrated translators of Russian literature. Vanya and his niece Sonya struggle to care for the estate owned by Vanya’s brother-in-law, a wealthy and celebrated professor. When this local legend returns with a beautiful new wife and announces his plans to sell the estate, hidden passions explode and the lives of the entire family come undone. This Globe-commissioned world premiere translation, performed in an unusually intimate and conversational style, provides an up-close encounter with a classic of world drama that every theatre-lover must see.

The cast of longtime Nelson collaborators includes two eminences of the American stage, Roberta Maxwell (Márya Vassílyevna Voinítskaya) and Jay O. Sanders (Iván Petróvich Voinítsky aka “Vanya”), as well as Celeste Arias (Eléna Andréevna), Jon DeVries (Alexánder Vladímirovich Serebryakóv), Kate Kearney-Patch (Marína Timoféevna), Jesse Pennington (Mikhaíl Lvóvich Ástrov), and Yvonne Woods (Sófya Alexándrovna aka “Sonya”).

The creative team includes Jason Ardizzone-West (Scenic Design), Tony Award winner Susan Hilferty and Mark Koss (Costume Design), Tony Award winner Jennifer Tipton (Lighting), Will Pickens (Sound Design), Caparelliotis Casting (Casting), and Theresa Flanagan (Production Stage Manager).

“Everything about this production represents the best of The Old Globe, and I am thrilled that it’s here,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “Uncle Vanya returns the incomparable Anton Chekhov to our stage after a too-long absence. It welcomes Richard Pevear and Larisa Volokhonsky, the world’s foremost translators of Russian literature, and perhaps our most influential thinkers about the art of translation, to San Diego. And it marks the Globe debut of a great American playwright, one of our own Chekhovs, who is at once a poet of the stage and an innovator of theatrical form: Richard Nelson. Richard is engaged in a multiyear exploration of a style of theatre that’s quiet and highly conversational. Close-up in our White Theatre, that style will bring an emotional intimacy to this show that will make it one of the highlights of the theatrical season in our city. And the humanity and splendor of the play itself, plus the extraordinarily high caliber of the acting talent on hand, in particular that of the eminent Roberta Maxwell and Jay O. Sanders, simply take the whole thing over the top. I am overjoyed to share it with our audiences.”

Uncle Vanyais supported in part by the Jean and Gary Shekhter Fund for Classic Theatre. This translation of Uncle Vanya by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky was commissioned by The Old Globe with generous support from the Jean and Gary Shekhter Fund for Classic Theatre. Additional support comes from Production Sponsors Mary Beth Adderley, Silvija and Brian Devine, Hal and Pam Fuson, and Jean and Gary Shekhter. Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego.

Anton Chekhov (Playwright, 1860–1904) first turned to writing as a medical student at Moscow University, from which he graduated in 1884. Among his early works were short monologues (“The Evils of Tobacco”) and one-act farces (The Bear, The Proposal, The Wedding). His first completed full-length play was Ivanov (1887), followed by The Wood Demon (1889), The Seagull (1896), Uncle Vanya (1899), Three Sisters (1901), and The Cherry Orchard (1904).

Richard Nelson (Co-Translator, Director) Mr. Nelson’s plays include The Gabriels (Hungry, What Did You Expect?, and Women of a Certain Age) and The Apple Family plays (That Hopey Changey Thing, Sweet and Sad, Sorry,and Regular Singing), which were produced at The Public Theater in New York, toured internationally, and filmed for public television. His other plays include Illyria, Oblivion, Nikolai and the Others, Farewell to the Theatre, Conversations in Tusculum, Frank’s Home, How Shakespeare Won the West, Rodney’s Wife, Franny’s Way, Madame Melville, Goodnight Children Everywhere (Olivier Award for Play of the Year), The General from America, New England, Two Shakespearean Actors (Tony Award nomination for Best Play), Some Americans Abroad (Olivier nomination for Comedy of the Year), and others. His musicals include James Joyce’s The Dead with Shaun Davey (Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical) and My Life with Albertine and Private Confessions, both with Ricky Ian Gordon. His films include Hyde Park on Hudson (Focus Features), Ethan Frome (Miramax), and Sensibility and Sense (“American Playhouse”). With Larissa Volokhonsky and Richard Pevear, he has co-translated Ivan Turgenev’s A Month in the Country, Nikolai Gogol’s The Inspector, Mikhail Bulgakov’s Molière and Don Quixote, and Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard (all published by Theatre Communications Group). He is an honorary associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company and a recipient of the Arts and Letters Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the PEN/Laura Pels “Master Playwright” Award.

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (Co-Translators) Mr. Pevear was born in Boston, grew up on Long Island, and attended Allegheny College (B.A., 1964) and University of Virginia (M.A., 1965). After a stint as a college teacher, he moved to the Maine coast and eventually to New York City, where he worked as a freelance writer, editor, and translator, as well as a cabinetmaker. He has published two collections of poetry, many essays and reviews, and 38 books translated from French, Italian, and Russian. Ms. Volokhonsky was born in Leningrad, attended Leningrad State University, and upon graduating joined a scientific team whose work took her to the east of Russia, to Kamchatka and Sakhalin Island. She immigrated to Israel in 1973 and to the United States in 1975, where she attended Yale Divinity School and St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. Soon after settling in New York City, she was married to Mr. Pevear, and a few years later they moved to France with their two children. Together they have translated 30 books from Russian, including works by Leo Tolstoy, Mikhail Bulgakov, Nikolai Gogol, Anton Chekhov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Boris Pasternak. Their translation of Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov received the 1991 PEN/Laura Pels Translation Award, and their translation of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina was awarded the same prize in 2002. In 2006 they were awarded the first Efim Etkind International Translation Prize by the European Graduate School of St. Petersburg.

Additional events taking place during the run of Uncle Vanya include:

THE ART AND PRACTICE OF TRANSLATION: Tuesday, February 13 at 2:30 p.m.

A one-hour Q and A–style discussion with Uncle Vanya translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky at University of San Diego’s Studio Theatre. The two will discuss their acclaimed and award-winning work translating Russian novels and plays, as well as how translating for the page differs from translating for the stage. FREE.

VICKI AND CARL ZEIGER INSIGHTS SEMINAR: Tuesday, February 13 at 5:30 p.m.

An opportunity to closely connect with productions both onstage and backstage. A panel selected from the artistic company will engage patrons in an informal and illuminating presentation of ideas and insights to enhance the theatregoing experience. Reception at 5:00 p.m. FREE.

BARRY EDELSTEIN IN CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD NELSON, RICHARD PEVEAR, AND LARISSA VOLOKHONSKY: Wednesday, February 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Barry Edelstein sits down with Uncle Vanya translatorsRichard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky and translator/director Richard Nelson to discuss the collaborate process behind this Uncle Vanya, as well as the art of translation and bringing the classics of the stage to life for a contemporary audience.

SUBJECT MATTERS: Saturday, February 17 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, February 20 and 27, and Wednesday, March 7.

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 Uncle Vanyastart 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 February 10, 2018, and continue through March 11, 2018. Performance times: Previews: Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m. Opening night is Thursday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m. Regular performances (February16 – March 11): 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, February 28 at 2:00 p.m. and no matinee performance on Saturday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m.

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www.theoldglobe.org/plan-your-visit/directions--parking/valet-parking. The Balboa Park valet is also available during performances, located in front of the Japanese Friendship Garden. For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org.

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CALENDAR: The Importance of Being Earnest (1/27/18–3/4), Uncle Vanya (2/10–3/11), AXIS: Give Love SD (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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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES

Celeste Arias (Eléna Andréevna) is excited to make her Old Globe debut in Uncle Vanya. Her favorite theatre credits include Katya in The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (Yale Repertory Theatre), Grotilde in Thunderbodies (Carlotta Festival of New Plays), and Masha in The Three Seagulls, or MASHAMASHAMASHA! (HERE Arts Center). Her recent film credits include Rebel in the Rye, Kate Can’t Swim, The Big Sick,and Steven Spielberg’s The Post. Her television credits include “Bull” and “The Good Wife.” She received an M.F.A. in Acting from Yale School of Drama.

Jon DeVries (Alexánder Vladímirovich Serebryakóv) has appeared Off Broadway in Accomplices, That Hopey Changey Thing, Sweet and Sad (Drama Desk, Obie Awards), Sorry, Regular Singing (Lucille Lortel Award nomination), As You Like It, The Wayside Motor Inn (Drama Desk Award), One Flea Spare, Hamlet, Agamemnon, Galileo, Goodnight Children Everywhere, The General from America, Sight Unseen, Richard II, Oedipus, and The Ballad of Soapy Smith. His Broadway credits include Devour the Snow, Execution of Justice, Major Barbara, Loose Ends, The Inspector General, and The Cherry Orchard. He appeared in the national tour of August: Osage County and the international tours of The Apple Family Plays and Forbidden Christmas, or The Doctor and the Patient with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Mr. DeVries’s film and television credits include Kill Your Darlings; American Gangster; The International; Evening; Che: Part One; The Baxter; Sarah, Plain and Tall; Skylark; “Law & Order”; “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”; ”Blue Bloods”; “Elementary”; “Boardwalk Empire”; “The Blacklist”; and others.

Kate Kearney-Patch (Marína Timoféevna) was recently seen in The Brightness of Heaven and As It Is in Heaven, both at Cherry Lane Theatre. She has appeared in several Richard Nelson productions, including as Hannah in The General from America (Lucille Lortel Theatre), Anna in A Month in the Country (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Greta in James Joyce’s The Dead (American Conservatory Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, and The Kennedy Center). Her theatre credits also include Foster Mom (Premiere Stages). Ms. Kearney-Patch’s television credits include “How to Get Away with Murder” (pilot), “Momsters: When Moms Go Bad,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” and “Hack.” She also just completed work on the short Divine Inspiration.

Roberta Maxwell (Márya Vassílyevna Voinítskaya) has appeared in theatre, film, television, and radio in Canada, England, and the United States. She has been seen at The Public Theater in The Gabriel Plays trilogy(New York, 2017 international tour), Ashes, Slag, and Richard III. Her Broadway credits include There’s One in Every Marriage, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Equus, The Merchant, and Our Town, and her Off Broadway credits include The Carpetbagger’s Children, Indian Ink, Hellman v. McCarthy, The Film Society, Ashes, A Whistle in the Dark, Lydia Breeze, Ivanov, The Cherry Orchard, Three Sisters, and Richard III.Ms. Maxwell also appeared in the national tour of Lettice and Lovage with Julie Harris. She is the recipient of Obie Awards and international television, film, and theatre awards. Her film credits include Gwendolyn Green, The Changeling, Dead Man Walking, Hungry Hearts, Popeye, Psycho III, Philadelphia, and Brokeback Mountain, among others. She is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.

Jesse Pennington (Mikhaíl Lvóvich Ástrov) was seen this fall in a production of Macbeth directed by Robert O’Hara at Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company. His Off Broadway credits include Bootycandy (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award nomination), Franny’s Way and Rodney’s Wife (Playwrights Horizons), The False Servant and Richard II (Classic Stage Company), The General from America (Theatre for a New Audience), A Place at the Table (MCC Theater), and The Winter’s Tale and The Taming of the Shrew (The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival). Mr. Pennington’s regional credits include Major Barbara (Guthrie Theater), Maple and Vine (Humana Festival), Goodnight Children Everywhere (American Conservatory Theater), and James Joyce’s The Dead (Huntington Theatre Company), as well as productions at Geffen Playhouse, Alley Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Stage and Film, and People’s Light & Theatre Company. He was also seen in the European tour of Richard Nelson’s The Apple Family Plays in Berlin, Brighton, and Vienna. His film credits include When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. Mr. Pennington received his M.F.A. from New York University’s Graduate Acting Program.

Jay O. Sanders (Iván Petróvich Voinítsky) recently returned from a world tour of Richard Nelson’s trilogy The Gabriel Plays: Election Year in the Life of One Family out of The Public Theater, where he has been a regular presence for over 40 years with credits including Mr. Nelson’s The Apple Family Plays, David Hare’s Stuff Happens,the title role in Titus Andronicus, and a long list of appearances in Shakespeare in the Park. He has also performed across the country with Bryan Doerries’s The Theater of War. A familiar face from film (JFK, The Day After Tomorrow, Tumbleweeds, Edge of Darkness, and Angels in the Outfield) and television (“Sneaky Pete,” “True Detective,” “Blindspot,” “Law & Order; Criminal Intent,” and “Roseanne”), Mr. Sanders’s voice can regularly be heard narrating PBS documentaries for “Nova,” “Nature,” “Wide Angle,” and “Secrets of the Dead.”His own play, Unexplored Interior, which explores the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, was the inaugural production of Washington, DC’s new Mosaic Theater Company.

Yvonne Woods (Sófya Alexándrovna) last appeared at The Old Globe in Hay Fever. Her other theatre credits include Goodnight Children Everywhere (American Conservatory Theater), Franny’s Way (Playwrights Horizons), Miss Julie (Yale Repertory Theatre), Burn This (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), Life’s a Dream (Court Theatre), Left (New York Stage and Film), The General from America (Alley Theatre, Theatre for a New Audience), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Huntington Theatre Company), Slag Heap (Cherry Lane Alternative), and Forbidden Christmas, or The Doctor and the Patient (Lincoln Center Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, The Kennedy Center, and others). She was also seen in the film Happy 40th. Ms. Woods trained at The Juilliard School.

Jason Ardizzone-West (Scenic Design) is a set designer based in Yonkers, New York. His recent designs include Illyria, Hungry, What Did You Expect?, and Women of a Certain Age with Susan Hilferty (The Public Theater), Lana Del Rey(world tour), Circus – Wandering City (national tour/ETHEL String Quartet and The Ringling), 36th Marathon of One-Act Plays (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Caroline, or Change (Tantrum Theater), Bullets Over Broadway (national tour/NETworks Presentations), and Adele Live in New York City with Es Devlin (NBC). His upcoming designs include Jesus Christ Superstar Live! (NBC), One Thousand Nights and One Day (Prospect Theater Company), The Royale (Cleveland Play House), and Three Wise Guys (The Actors Company Theatre). Mr. Ardizzone-West received a bachelor of architecture from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, and an M.F.A. from New York University’s Department of Design for Stage & Film. He is also a member of USA 829. ardizzonewest.com.

Susan Hilferty (Costume Design) has designed over 350 productions across the globe, including in the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Japan, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Malaysia, Spain, Brazil, Germany, and South Africa. Her many Broadway designs include Wicked (Tony, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk Awards, Olivier Award nomination), Hands on a Hardbody, Spring Awakening (Tony nomination), Lestat (Tony nomination), Annie, Into the Woods (Tony and Drama Desk nominations, Henry Hewes Design Award), and Frank Wildhorn’s Wonderland. Her designs for opera include Rigoletto (Metropolitan Opera) and Manon (LA Opera, Staatsoper Berlin). She just completed her 101st Off Broadway design—Richard Nelson’s Illyria—and Uncle Vanya is her 31st collaborationwith him. She works with many well-known artists, including Athol Fugard, the South African writer with whom she worked as set and costume designer and often as co-director on over 34 productions since 1980. Ms. Hilferty also designs for film, dance (Alvin Ailey), the circus (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey), and concerts (Taylor Swift’s Speak Now World Tour). Her many awards include the Obie Award (Sustained Excellence of Design), The Lilly Award, and The Ruth Morley Design Award. In addition, she chairs Graduate Design for Stage & Film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Mark Koss (Costume Design) was the costume designer for Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes and the associate costume designer for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s Circus XTREME, both produced by Feld Entertainment. His other credits include The Little Mermaid directed by Glenn Casale and co-designed with Amy Clark (Paper Mill Playhouse, national tour); Songbird directed by JV Mercanti (Off Broadway); 9 to 5, Cabaret, Hair, The Producers, Sister Act, and Fiddler on the Roof, all directed by Glenn Casale (California Musical Theatre); Animals Out of Paper and Dead Man’s Cell Phone (San Francisco Playhouse); The Threepenny Opera (Shotgun Players); Pericles (The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival); and The Who’s Tommy (Ray of Light Theatre, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award). He received his M.F.A. from New York University.

Jennifer Tipton (Lighting) is well known for her lighting for theatre, opera, and dance. Her recent work in theatre includes Richard Nelson’s Illyria (The Public Theater). Her recent work in opera includes Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette (Metropolitan Opera), and her recent work in dance includes Alexei Ratmansky’s Romeo and Juliet (Bolshoi Ballet). Ms. Tipton teaches lighting at Yale School of Drama. She received The Dorothy & Lillian Gish Prize in 2001, the Jerome Robbins Award in 2003, and the United Scenic Artists Gracie Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship in 2008.

Will Pickens (Sound Design) is glad to be debuting at The Old Globe. He recently worked on the Broadway productions of M. Butterfly and Indecent (Cort Theatre), Dames at Sea (Helen Hayes Theatre), Honeymoon in Vegas (Nederlander Theatre), The Realistic Joneses (Lyceum Theatre), Bronx Bombers (Circle in the Square theatre), A Time to Kill (John Golden Theatre), and Death of a Salesman (Ethel Barrymore Theatre). His Off Broadway credits include KPOP (Woodshed Collective/Ars Nova/Ma-Yi Theater Company), Othello (New York Theatre Workshop), Smokefall (MCC Theater), Together We Are Making a Poem in Honor of Life (P.S. 142), Alexandria and Empire Travel Agency (Woodshed Collective), and The Gabriel Plays trilogy, Party People, Grounded, Josephine and I, The Apple Family Plays tetralogy, Wild with Happy, and Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them (The Public Theater). Mr. Pickens has also designed regionally at Asolo Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, TheaterWorks, Walnut Street Theatre, The Wilma Theater, Olney Theatre Center, and more. He is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 and Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association. willpickens.com.

Caparelliotis Casting (Casting) has cast the Globe productions of The Importance of Being Earnest, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood!, Skeleton Crew, Red Velvet, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, The Blameless, Meteor Shower, tokyo fish story, Constellations, The Last Match, 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 Junk, Meteor Shower, A Doll’s House Part 2, The Front Page, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Glass Menagerie, Jitney, The Little Foxes, The Father, Blackbird, An Act of God, Airline Highway, Fish in the Dark, It’s Only a Play, Disgraced, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Casa Valentina, The Snow Geese, 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, Signature Theatre Company, LCT3, Ars Nova, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, McCarter Theatre Center, and Arena Stage, among others. Their 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).

Theresa Flanagan (Production Stage Manager) is excited to be working on her third project with Richard Nelson, following Illyria (The Public Theater) and The Gabriel Plays (The Public Theater, international tour). Her other recent New York credits include First Daughter Suite (The Public Theater), Under My Skin (Little Shubert), Everything You Touch (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Three Days to See, Queen of the Mist, and Almost, Maine (Transport Group), and A Walk in the Woods (Keen Company). She is also a Master Teaching Artist with Roundabout Theatre Company.

 

UNCLE VANYA

By Anton Chekhov

Globe-commissioned world premiere translation by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and
Larissa Volokhonsky

Directed by Richard Nelson

RUNS: February 10 – March 11, 2018.

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre,
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $30.00.

SYNOPSIS: An exhilarating revival that pairs one of the greatest plays ever written with the world’s most celebrated translators of Russian literature. Vanya and his niece Sonya struggle to care for the estate owned by Vanya’s brother-in-law, a wealthy and celebrated professor. When this local legend returns with a beautiful new wife and announces his plans to sell the estate, hidden passions explode and the lives of the entire family come undone. This Globe-commissioned world premiere translation, performed in an unusually intimate and conversational style, provides an up-close encounter with a classic of world drama that every theatre-lover must see.

CAST: Celeste Arias (Eléna Andréevna), Jon DeVries (Alexánder Vladímirovich Serebryakóv), Kate Kearney-Patch (Marína Timoféevna), Roberta Maxwell (Márya Vassílyevna Voinítskaya), Jesse Pennington (Mikhaíl Lvóvich Ástrov), Jay O. Sanders (Iván Petróvich Voinítsky aka “Vanya”), Yvonne Woods (Sófya Alexándrovna aka “Sonya”).

CREATIVE TEAM: Jason Ardizzone-West (Scenic Design), Susan Hilferty and Mark Koss (Costume Design), Jennifer Tipton (Lighting), Will Pickens (Sound Design), Caparelliotis Casting (Casting), Theresa Flanagan (Production Stage Manager).

BOX OFFICE WINDOW HOURS: 12:00 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.


PREVIEW PERFORMANCES:

Feb 10 SAT 8:00pm

Feb 11 SUN 7:00pm

Feb 13 TUE 2:30pm(The Art and Practice of Translation)

Feb 13 TUE 7:00pm (Vicki and Carl Zeiger
Insights Seminar)

Feb 14 WED 7:00pm (In Conversation)

OPENING NIGHT: Feb 15 THU 8:00pm

REGULAR PERFORMANCES:

Feb 16 FRI 8:00pm

Feb 17 SAT 2:00pm (Subject Matters)

Feb 17 SAT 8:00pm

Feb 18 SUN 2:00pm

Feb 18 SUN 7:00pm

Feb 20 TUE 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)

Feb 21 WED 7:00pm

Feb 22 THU 8:00pm

Feb 23 FRI 8:00pm

Feb 24 SAT 2:00pm

Feb 24 SAT 8:00pm

Feb 25 SUN 2:00pm

Feb 25 SUN 7:00pm

Feb 27 TUE 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)

Feb 28 WED 2:00pm

Feb 28 WED 7:00pm

Mar 1 THU 8:00pm

Mar 2 FRI 8:00pm

Mar 3 SAT 8:00pm

Mar 4 SUN 2:00pm

Mar 4 SUN 7:00pm

Mar 6 TUES 7:00pm

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

Mar 8 THU 8:00pm

Mar 9 FRI 8:00pm

Mar 10 SAT 2:00pm

Mar 10 SAT 8:00pm

Mar 11 SUN 2:00pm

Mar 11 SUN 7:00pm

 

PRESS CONTACTS:

Susan Chicoine (619) 238-0043 x2352 / 325-9416
   schicoine@TheOldGlobe.org

Alejandra Enciso-Dardashti (619) 238-0043 x2356
   aenciso@TheOldGlobe.org