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As You Like It Cast and Creative Announcement

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced as THE OLD GLOBE’s
2019 SUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
Kicks Off with the Bard’s Fabulously Charming Romantic Comedy
AS YOU LIKE IT,
Directed by Globe Favorite JESSICA STONE

Performances Run JUNE 16 – JULY 21, 2019, Opening Is Saturday, June 22

PHOTO EDITORS: Advance photos for As You Like It are available by clicking here.

SAN DIEGO (May 23, 2019)—As the 2019 Summer Shakespeare Festival kicks off, The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team with As You Like It, the Bard’s fabulously charming romantic comedy, whose heroine is one of his most remarkable creations. Director Jessica Stone’s recent body of work—including Barefoot in the Park, Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood!, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and Arms and the Man—has had Globe audiences rolling in the aisles. Her Shakespearean directing debut will run June 16 – July 21, 2019 outdoors under the stars in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run June 16–21 with opening night on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”

The magical forest of Arden is the play’s famous setting, where a gallery of eccentric characters comes together to find love, fortune, redemption...and themselves. Banished from the court by her deceitful and treacherous uncle, Rosalind disguises herself as a boy, not knowing that the man she loves, also on the run, is behind the next tree. Bucolic Balboa Park is the ideal spot for Shakespeare’s enticing tale of mistaken identity, heartfelt romance, and the endearing fumbles and foibles of love.

As You Like It is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays, one of the Bard’s masterpieces, and one of the works that really expresses what’s so magical about Shakespeare onstage,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “It’s got everything: brilliant poetry, amazing characters, love and romance, music, and the perfect balance between a bit of thematic darkness and a joyous happy ending. I could watch the play a million times and never fall out of love with it. The Globe’s good friend, the immensely talented director Jessica Stone, brings her great sense of comic brio and her warm and kind heart to this play, and makes a production that’s a charmer. Shakespeare in Balboa Park is always a bucolic experience, but this summer and this show are going to be memorable. I can’t wait to share a special evening’s entertainment with San Diego.”

The cast includes Mark H. Dold (Globe’s Opus; Freud’s Last Session) as Jaques, Meredith Garretson (Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood! at the Globe; Fosse/Verdon, Dancing at Lughnasa) as Rosalind, Joseph Kamal (A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Band’s Visit) as Adam, Leonard Kelly-Young (Globe’s Titus Andronicus; The Heart of Robin Hood) as Corin and Hymen, Nikki Massoud (New York Theatre Workshop’s Othello; A Doll’s House, Part 2) as Celia, Jon Orsini (Globe’s Hamlet, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Othello; The Nance) as Orlando, Vincent Randazzo (American Conservatory Theater’s Vanity Fair, A Walk on the Moon) as Touchstone, and Cornell Womack (Globe’s Hamlet, The Winter’s Tale; L.A. Philharmonic’s The Tempest; On Golden Pond) as Duke Senior and Duke Frederick. The cast includes students in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program: Carlos Angel-Barajas as Jaques de Boys, Summer Broyhill as Amiens, Ramon Burris as Charles, Mason Conrad as Silvius, Yadira Correa as Audrey, Aubrey Deeker Hernandez as Oliver, Eric Hagen as Dennis, Bibi Mama as Duke Senior’s Lord 1, Hallie Peterson as Le Beau, Jersten Seraile as Sir Oliver Martex and Duke Senior‘s Lord 2, Morgan Taylor as Phoebe, Wenona Truong as Duke Frederick’s Lady, Jared Van Heel as William, and Marco Antonio Vega as Duke Frederick’s.

The creative team includes Globe and Broadway favorites Tobin Ost (Scenic Design), David Israel Reynoso (Costume Design), Stephen Strawbridge (Lighting Design), Sten Severson (Sound Design), Obadiah Eaves (Original Music), Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum (Fight Director), David Huber (Voice and Text Coach), Alaine Alldaffer, CSA (Casting), and Jess Slocum (Production Stage Manager).

William Shakespeare (Playwright), 1564–1616, was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. During his career he wrote 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and other verses. His body of plays consists of the tragedies Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, Titus Andronicus, and Troilus and Cressida; the comedies All’s Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Two Noble Kinsmen; the romances Cymbeline, Pericles, The Tempest, and The Winter’s Tale; and the histories Henry IV Parts I and II, Henry V, Henry VI Parts I, II, and III, Henry VIII, King John, Richard II, and Richard III. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Jessica Stone (Director) previously directed Barefoot in the Park, Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood!, Arms and the Man, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at The Old Globe. Shehas worked as an actor on and Off Broadway and in television and film for the last 30 years. Her Broadway credits include Anything Goes, Butley, The Odd Couple, The Smell of the Kill, Design for Living, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Grease. She has performed Off Broadway and in regional theatres across the country, including 10 seasons at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Her television credits include series-regular and guest-starring roles on CBS, NBC, ABC, and Hulu. Her film credits include work with Ang Lee, M. Night Shyamalan, and Kevin Bacon, among others. Stone’s directing career began in earnest with her 2010 all-male production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for Williamstown Theatre Festival. Her directing credits now include Kate Hamill’s Vanity Fair (Shakespeare Theatre Company, American Conservatory Theater), Dancing at Lughnasa, Absurd Person Singular,and A Funny Thing... (Two River Theater), Bad Dates, Ripcord, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Huntington Theatre Company), Bad Jews (George Street Playhouse), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Bucks County Playhouse), Charlotte’s Web (Theatreworks USA), and June Moon and Last of the Red Hot Lovers (Williamstown Theatre Festival). She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.

As You Like It is supported in part through a gift from Production Sponsor Darlene Marcos Shiley, with additional support from the Jean and Gary Shekhter Fund for Classic Theatre. Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego.

Additional events taking place during the run of As You Like It include:

SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: Tuesday, June 25; Wednesday, June 26; Thursday, June 27; Friday, June 28; and Saturday, June 29, 2019; 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 18, 2019 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 25 and July 2, and Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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 As You Like It start at $30.00, on sale now, and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623], or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors, military members, and groups of 10 or more.

Performances begin on June 16 and continue through July 21, 2019 in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Preview performances run June 16–21. Opening night is Saturday, June 22 at 8:00 p.m. Regular performances are all at 8:00 p.m. There will be no performances on Thursday, July 4 or Sunday, July 14, and there will be an additional performance on Monday, July 15.

The 2019 Summer Shakespeare Festival will continue with the love-filled tragedy Romeo and Juliet, directed by the Globe’s Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, August 11 – September 15, outdoors under the stars in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Indoors, the 2019 Summer Season overflows with music, adventure, and laughter, starting with the award-winning PigPen Theatre Co., which delighted Globe audiences in 2017 with The Old Man and The Old Moon. This talented ensemble returns July 6 – August 11 with a world premiere musical The Tale of Despereaux. Based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo and the Universal Pictures animated film, with book, music, and lyrics by PigPen Theatre Co., this inspiring family-friendly adventure will be directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) and PigPen Theatre Co. Rounding out the summer is a sparkling comedy by the Globe’s second-most popular playwright-in-residence—a guy named Steve Martin—The Underpants. Adapted from Die Hose by Carl Sternheim, the play was originally commissioned by Edelstein when he ran New York’s Classic Stage Company, and it will play July 27 – August 25. 2019.

Don’t miss the many Humanities 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, 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.

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CALENDAR: Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy (5/11–6/16), What You Are (5/30–6/30), AXIS: San Diego’s Gods of Comedy (6/15), As You Like It (6/16–7/21), AXIS: Make Music San Diego (6/21), The Tale of Despereaux (7/6–8/11), Steve Martin’s The Underpants (7/27–8/25), Romeo and Juliet (8/11–9/15), Almost Famous (9/13–10/20), AXIS: Mexican Independence Day Celebration (9/14), Noura (9/20–10/20), 2019 Globe Gala (9/21), Globe for All Tour: The Winter’s Tale (10/29–11/17), M.F.A.: Twelfth Night (11/2–10), AXIS: Day of the Dead (11/3), Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (11/3–12/29), Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show (11/23–12/24), August Wilson’s Jitney (1/18/2020-2/23), Hurricane Diane (2/8–3/8), Little Women (3/14–4/19), Faceless (3/28–4/26), The Gardens of Anuncia (5/8–6/14), What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank (5/28–6/28).

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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES

Carlos Angel-Barajas (Jaques de Boys) is a second-year M.F.A. candidate with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. He was recently seen in Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest (The Old Globe) and Our Town, Julius Caesar, 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. @carlos_angelba on Instagram and Twitter.

Summer Broyhill (Amiens) is a first-year M.F.A. candidate with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Her program credits include Mash in Stupid F***ing Bird, Rebecca in Our Town, and Calphurnia and Lepidus in Julius Caesar. She received her Bachelor of Music from Florida State University, and she was last seen on Broadway in Hairspray and in the national tours of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella and Hairspray. She has performed Off Broadway in Killer Therapy (The Players Theatre), The Independents (New York International Fringe Festival; The New York Times Critics’ Pick), and The Day Before Spring (York Theatre Company). Her favorite regional performances include Cathy in two productions of The Last Five Years, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jane in the regional premiere of Tarzan, Lilli/Katharine in Kiss Me, Kate opposite Davis Gaines, Roxie Hart in Chicago, Laurey/Dream Laurey in Oklahoma!, and several performances with Georgia Shakespeare. She is also a playwright. summerbroyhill.com, @summerbroyhill on Instagram.

Ramon Burris (Charles) is a first-year M.F.A. candidate in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. He has performed in three productions with the program. He comes from Baltimore, Maryland, where he received his Bachelor of Theatre Studies at University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Since then he has performed regionally in the Baltimore area. He last appeared in The Big Thank You as a part of the Charm City Fringe Festival; the production received a Best of Fringe Award for the 2017 festival.

Mason Conrad (Silvius) was born and raised in Texas and later received his B.F.A. in Acting from Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts in St. Louis. He most recently lived in Los Angeles, where he worked with Just Fix It Productions in The Willows. His further L.A. credits include “Lore” with Amazon Studios, Creep L.A.: Entry, and Threat at Whitefire Theatre. Conrad’s other regional credits include Door Shakespeare, The Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Peterborough Players, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, and XVI Havana Theater Festival in Cuba. He was last seen onstage as Sorn in Stupid F***ing Bird with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. masonconrad.com, @masondconrad on Instagram.

Yadira Correa (Audrey) was seen last summer as Conrade in Much Ado About Nothing and Francisca in The Tempest at The Old Globe. She also recently appeared in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program productions of Our Town, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, Three Sisters,and Cloud 9. She playedGratiano in the all-female production of The Merchant of Venice (Cardinal Stage Company) and appeared in the special event production of 2666 (Goodman Theatre). 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! Correa is an alumna of the School at Steppenwolf.

Aubrey Deeker Hernandez (Oliver) has appeared internationally in Loves Labors Lost at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon; Off Broadway in the New York premiere of The Liar by David Ives at Classic Stage Company; and in 13 productions as an affiliated artist at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC, including Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and King Lear with Stacy Keach directed by Bob Falls. His other credits include the title role in Hamletand Tom in The Glass Menagerie (Denver Center Theatre Company), Prior Walter in Angels in America (The Wilma Theater), and productions at Goodman Theatre, South Coast Repertory, The Kennedy Center, Studio Theatre, Signature Theatre Company,Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Folger Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, and Round House Theatre, among others. His television credits include Ridley Scott’s “The Man in the High Castle,” “True Blood,” “The Wire,” “The Mentalist,” “Castle,” “Backstrom,” “NCIS,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” and “Crisis,” and his films include So the Lord Must Wait, Peters Plan, Distance, Leave No Marine Behind, and The Seer.

Mark H. Dold (Jaques) is an actor, teacher, and private acting coach born in San Diego. At The Old Globe he was last seen as Dorian in Michael Hollinger’s Opus (Craig Noel Award). Dold has made dozens of appearances on and Off Broadway. His highlights include Absurd Person Singular; Shockheaded Peter; and Race and The Winter’s Tale, both directed by Barry Edelstein. He also played 847 performances as the original C.S. Lewis in Mark St. Germain’s Freud’s Last Session (Off Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Play). Dold’s regional credits have taken him from coast to coast. He has spent 15 seasons at Barrington Stage Company in the Berkshires, where he is also an Associate Artist. In 2018 he won the BroadwayWorld Berkshires Best Actor in a Play Award for The Glass Menagerie. His film, television, and web series credits include the recently completed independent film Louie, as well asguest starring roles on “Chicago P.D.,” “Person of Interest,” and most series in the “Law & Order” franchise.Dold trained with Boston University’s College of Fine Art, Yale School of Drama, and the recently departed William Esper. He is an honored member of The Actors’ Center, and in 2020 he will participate in the National Alliance of Acting Teachers’s Teacher Development Program. markhdold.com.

Meredith Garretson (Rosalind) last appeared at The Old Globe as Maid Marian in Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood! in 2017. She was recently seen onstage as Christina Mundy in Dancing at Lughnasa at Two River Theater. She will heavily recur on Syfy’s new series “Resident Alien,” shooting this fall. Her other recent television credits include Fosse/Verdon, “Elementary,” and “The Good Fight.” Garretson received her M.F.A. from New York University (class of 2017). Her favorite productions there include Hermione in The Winter’s Tale, Hypatia in Misalliance, Lyubov Andreyevna in The Cherry Orchard, Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Antony in Julius Caesar. meredithgarretson.com, @meredithgarretson on Instagram.

Eric Hagen (Dennis) appeared as Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing and Shipmaster in The Tempest last year on The Old Globe’s Festival Theatre stage. He was previously seen with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program as Simon Stimson in Our Town, Soothsayer and Lucius in Julius Caesar, Joshua and Gerry in Cloud 9, 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). 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), Peter Piper (Guthrie Theater), 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.

Joseph Kamal (Adam) made his Globe debut last year in A Thousand Splendid Suns. Most recently he appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award–winning musical The Band’s Visit. He has appeared in world premieres by Tony Kushner, Rajiv Joseph, Charles Mee, Lee Breuer, Betty Shamieh, Herbert Siguenza and Richard Montoya of Culture Clash, and Charles Randolph-Wright. He has also been seen in West Coast premieres and national tours of plays by Theresa Rebeck and Lynn Nottage. He was a company member of Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington DC. Kamal’s recent television credits include “Murphy Brown,” “Animal Kingdom,” “Madam Secretary,” and “SEAL Team,” among others. He has done much voice-over work as well. josephkamal.com.

Leonard Kelly-Young (Corin, Hymen) recently appeared in The Heart of Robin Hood (Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts) and Our Town (Pasadena Playhouse). His other theatre credits include the title role in Darko Tresnjak’s Titus Andronicus (The Old Globe), The Christians and The School for Scandal (Mark Taper Forum), A View from the Bridge (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Shiv (The Theatre @ Boston Court), Radiance and Choir Boy (Geffen Playhouse), The Rainmaker (A Noise Within), and Moonlight and Magnolias (La Mirada Theatre/Laguna Playhouse). He received Indy Awards as Dodge in Buried Child (Ensemble Theatre Company) and Doc Lyman in Bus Stop (Rubicon Theatre Company). Kelly-Young has also performed at Goodman Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Geva Theatre Center, Studio Arena Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, and several Shakespeare companies across the country. His film credits include Gone Girl, Karla, Falling, Evil Angel, Highway 395, Blowback, Sliver, Ray Bradbury’s Kaleidoscope, My Brother Jack, and Deadheads. His many television credits include Sharp Objects, “Six Feet Under,” “Get Shorty,” “The Mentalist,” “Mad Men,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “The Shield,” “Scandal,” “Justified,” “Boston Legal,” and “House of Lies.”

Bibi Mama (Duke Senior’s Lord 1) was most recently seen as Nina in Stupid F***king Bird and Mrs. Gibbs in Our Town with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Her Off Broadway credits include Monkey in Owen & Mzee The Musical (Vital Theatre Company) and Stylist in Caps for Sale the Musical (The New Victory Theater). Her favorite regional credits include Julius Caesar (The Gallery Players), Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 (The Kennedy Center), Richard III, Enchanted April, and Pride@Prejudice (The Theatre at Monmouth), and Cloud 9 (Studio Theatre). She is a proud B.F.A. alumna of Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts. Bibi-Mama.com, @bodybybibi on Instagram.

Nikki Massoud (Celia) is delighted to be making her Globe debut. Her New York credits include Bianca in Othello opposite Daniel Craig and David Oyelowo (New York Theatre Workshop). She has appeared regionally in A Doll’s House, Part 2 (Huntington Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Pericles, Prince of Tyre (Two River Theater), Our Town (Portland Center Stage), the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s Zealot (South Coast Repertory), The Grapes of Wrath (Trinity Repertory Company), and The Glass Menagerie Project (Arena Stage). Her onscreen credits include “Mozart in the Jungle,” “Homeland,” “Madam Secretary,” “Odd Mom Out,” and “Succession.” She is a graduate of Georgetown University, British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer in Oxford Program, and Brown University/Trinity Rep M.F.A. program.

Jon Orsini (Orlando) made his award-winning Broadway debut opposite Nathan Lane in The Nance, followed by Macbeth with Ethan Hawke, and Larry David’s Fish in the Dark. His previous Old Globe credits include Hamlet, Love’s Labor’s Lost, and Othello. He can be seen in the upcoming film The Assistant opposite Julia Garner.

Hallie Peterson (Le Beau) is in her first year of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. She was previously seen with the program as Brutus in Julius Caesar, Mrs. Webb in Our Town, and Emma in Stupid F***ing Bird. A Chicago native, Peterson’s favorite credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Polarity Ensemble Theatre), All My Sons (Raven Theatre), Circle Mirror Transformation (Oil Lamp Theater), Fanny’s First Play (20% Theatre Company), and Dreamgirls, A Christmas Carol,and I Think You Think I Love You (Milwaukee RepertoryTheater). Peterson received her B.F.A. in Acting from Ithaca College. @halpetes on Instagram.

Vincent Randazzo (Touchstone) marks his first appearance at The Old Globe with As You Like It. He was most recently seen in the co-production of Vanity Fair at American Conservatory Theater and Shakespeare Theatre Company. His other credits include ACT productions of A Walk on the Moon, Hamlet, and Washed Up on the Potomac at San Francisco Playhouse. Randazzo toured for three years with The Shylock Project in the docu-fantasy radio play Orson Welles/Shylock (Venice, St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival, Toronto Fringe Festival, Franklin Stage Company). Randazzo earned his B.A. in Theatre from Le Moyne College and his M.F.A. from ACT.

Jersten Seraile (Sir Oliver Martext, Duke Senior’s Lord 2) is in his second year of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. He appeared last year in the Globe’s Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest. He has also been seen in the M.F.A. program as Joe Stoddard and Wally Webb in Our Town, the title role in Julius Caesar, Paris in Romeo and Juliet, Fyodor Ilych Kulygin in Three Sisters, and Betty and Edward in Cloud 9. He has toured nationally playing the roles of Mr. White, Bernard, and Brom Bones in Encore! (Chamber Theatre Productions). While on tour, 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). Seraile received his bachelor’s degree from Eugene Lang College.

Morgan Taylor (Phoebe) just completed her second year of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Taylor was seen last season in The Tempest and, as Hero, in Much Ado About Nothing (The Old Globe), as well as in Our Town, Julius Caesar, 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). Taylor is an alumna of University of California, Santa Barbara’s Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program. morgantaylor.me, @the.morgantaylor on Instagram.

Wenona Truong (Duke Frederick’s Lady) previously appeared with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program as Emily in Our Town, Portia in Julius Caesar, Maud and Lin in Cloud 9, Irina and Anfisa in Three Sisters, and Lady Montague, Balthasar, and Friar John in Romeo and Juliet. She also appeared as Sexton in Much Ado About Nothing and Iris in The Tempest (The Old Globe), 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.

Jared Van Heel (William) was last seen in The Old Globe’s productions of Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest. He is a second-year M.F.A. candidate with The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. In the program he has played Mark Antony in Julius Caesar, Vershinin in Three Sisters, Clive and Martin in Cloud 9, Constable Warren and Sam Craig in Our Town, and Montague and Peter in Romeo and Juliet. 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). Some of his other 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 (New York International Fringe Festival/Trembling Stage), and Cyclone, Betty’s Summer Vacation, and the world premieres of Frankenstein Unplugged and Breach (Montana Repertory Theatre).

Marco Antonio Vega (Duke Frederick’s Lord) recently worked with the Reduced Shakespeare Company playing the role of Puck in William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged). His other recent credits include Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing (Creekside Theatre Fest) and Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bardolph in both Henry IV, Part II and Henry V, and Burgundy in King Lear, as well as two educational touring productions playing Laertes in Hamlet and Banquo in Macbeth (Utah Shakespeare Festival). He received his training at Southern Utah University and received a B.A. in Theatre Arts. Vega also has years of improvisation training from Off the Cuff Comedy Improvisation in Cedar City, Utah. With Off the Cuff, he performed during the LA Indie Improv Festival.

Cornell Womack (Duke Senior, Duke Frederick) appeared last winter as Antonio at Walt Disney Concert Hall in a joint production of The Tempest with The Old Globe and Los Angeles Philharmonic. He previously appeared at the Globe in Hamlet and The Winter’s Tale. His Broadway credits include On Golden Pond with James Earl Jones and Talk Radio. His Off Broadway credits include Yellowman, Thunder Knocking at the Door, The Merchant of Venice, and The Odyssey. Womack’s television roles include Ritchie on the FX series “Rescue Me,” along with guest appearances on “Better Call Saul,” “Flaked,” “Suits,” “The Newsroom,” “The Fosters,” “Body of Proof,” “Criminal Minds,” “Medium,” “Boston Legal,” “CSI: Miami,” “Numb3rs,” “Law & Order,” “Warehouse 13,” “The Black Donnellys,” and even “Hannah Montana.” His films include Grimshaw, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, State of Play, and The Happening. He currently narrates the documentary series “Corrupt Crimes,” “Motive to Murder,” “Gangster: America’s Most Evil,” and “Hangar 1: The UFO Files,” among others. He trained at The Juilliard School’s Drama Division.

Tobin Ost (Scenic Design) previously designed The Old Globe’s Barefoot in the Park, Emma, and Himself and Nora. His Broadway credits include Newsies (Tony Award nomination for Best Scenic Design of a Musical), Disaster!, Jekyll & Hyde, Bonnie & Clyde, The Philanthropist (costume design), and Brooklyn (costume design). His notable Off Broadway credits include Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life; Nightingale; Grace; The Overwhelming (costume design); Zanna, Don’t! (co-scenic and costume design); Almost Heaven (costume design); and Fighting Words. Ost has worked extensively with other major regional theatres, including La Jolla Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Arena Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Ford’s Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Two River Theater, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, Alliance Theatre, and others. Additionally, Ost teaches design at Purchase College (SUNY), and he is currently working on Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story.

David Israel Reynoso (Costume Design) is an internationally renowned scenic and costume designer who has designed the Globe’s productions of The Tempest, The Wanderers, Red Velvet, The Blameless, tokyo fish story, Constellations, Twelfth Night, Arms and the Man, Water by the Spoonful, Time and the Conways, Double Indemnity, and Be a Good Little Widow. Reynoso is the Obie Award–winning costume designer of Punchdrunk’s Sleep No More (New York and Shanghai) and also the creator/director of the innovative Waking La Llorona (Optika Moderna). He is recognized for his widespread work with theatres such as La Jolla Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, American Repertory Theater, Arena Stage, Finnish National Ballet, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Gloucester Stage Company, and The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, among others. His scope of work extends beyond theatre to exhibit designs such as PostSecret and Living with Animals for San Diego Museum of Man. Reynoso has received a Creative Catalyst grant, an Elliot Norton Award, a Craig Noel Award nomination, and multiple IRNE and BroadwayWorld Award nominations. davidreynoso.com, @designreynoso on Instagram.

StephenStrawbridge (Lighting Design) previously designed The Old Globe’s Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, KingRichard II, DoubleIndemnity, Othello, and TheTwoGentlemenofVerona. He has designed over 200 productions on and Off Broadway and at most major regional theatre and opera companies across the U.S. Internationally his work has been seen in Bergen, Copenhagen, The Hague, Hong Kong, Linz, Lisbon, Munich, Naples, Sao Paulo, Stratford-upon-Avon (Royal Shakespeare Company), Stockholm, Vienna, and Wroclaw. Strawbridge has been recognized with numerous awards and nominations from the American Theatre Wing, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, Connecticut Critics Circle, Dallas–Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum, Drama Desk Awards, Helen Hayes Awards, Henry Hewes Design Awards, and Lucille Lortel Awards. He is Co-Chair of the Design Department at Yale School of Drama and a Resident Lighting Designer at Yale Repertory Theatre.

Sten Severson (Sound Design) is pleased to be returning to The Old Globe, where he has designed Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, King Richard II, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Othello. His selected credits include the Broadway productions of Hair, The Motherf***er with the Hat, and The Merchant of Venice, and the Off Broadway productions of Venice, No Place to Go, The Total Bent, and The Controversy of Valladolid, as well as King Lear, the musical Love’s Labour’s Lost, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Hair, and Hamlet for Shakespeare in the Park at Delacorte Theater. His regional credits include Family Album (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Fallaci (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Akeelah and the Bee (Children’s Theatre Company, Arena Stage), and The Abominables, Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Children’s Theatre Company). He has taught at New York University and Yale School of Drama.

Obadiah Eaves (Original Music) is making his debut at The Old Globe. His sound and music have appeared on Broadway in Saint Joan; The Country House; The Assembled Parties; Harvey; A Life in the Theatre; Collected Stories; Accent on Youth; Come Back, Little Sheba; The Lieutenant of Inishmore; and Shining City. His other recent work includes Noura (Playwrights Horizons, Shakespeare Theatre Company), Romeo and Juliet (Huntington Theatre Company), A Doll’s House, Part 2 (Seattle Repertory Theatre), The Portuguese Kid (Manhattan Theatre Club), Hannah and the Dread Gazebo (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), and The Total Bent (The Public Theater). Eaves has received San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and AUDELCO VIV Awards. He has also worked with HBO, Nickelodeon, Discovery, History Channel, Bravo, A&E, TLC, and Fisher-Price.

Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum (Fight Director) is honored to return to the Globe after The Last Goodbye, Othello, Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood!, and Hamlet. His credits as a fight director include Peter and the Starcatcher (Broadway, New York Theatre Workshop, New World Stages, national tour), Peter Pan Live! (NBC/Universal), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Broadway, The Public Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival), Cyrano de Bergerac (Broadway), Here Lies Love (The Public Theater, commercial remount), The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout Theatre Company), Sailor Man (also co-creator; New York International Fringe Festival; Best Play), The Buccaneer (also playwright; The Tank, Fight Fest), and Robin Hood (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Grigolia-Rosenbaum has also been fight director for numerous regional and touring companies, including Disney Cruise Line, Connecticut Free Shakespeare, Ogunquit Playhouse, and National Theater for Arts and Education, as well as for special events (Robin Hood Foundation). He was the stunt coordinator and creature performer for the horror film Dark Was the Night (Caliber/Image) and was a D1 varsity fencer while at Yale University.

David Huber (Voice and Text Coach) has worked on 36 Globe productions since 2014, including What You Are, They Promised Her the Moon, Tiny Beautiful Things, Barefoot in the Park, The Tempest, Native Gardens, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Wanderers, Uncle Vanya, The Importance of Being Earnest, Hamlet, Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood!, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, October Sky, Meteor Shower, Sense and Sensibility, Macbeth, tokyo fish story, Camp David, Constellations, Rain, and Bright Star. He has also served as a dialect/voice coach at La Jolla Playhouse and Diversionary Theatre. His regional theatre acting credits include The Old Globe, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pittsburgh Playhouse, PCPA Theaterfest, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Center REPertory Company, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, and Opera Pacific, among many others. Huber coaches voice, speech, and acting privately and at several local colleges, and he also works with special-needs clients. He is a graduate of the Graduate Voice Teacher Diploma Program at York University in Toronto and an M.F.A. graduate of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program.

Alaine Alldaffer, CSA (Casting) is the Casting Director for Playwrights Horizons, and Lisa Donadio serves as Associate Casting Director. Her Playwrights Horizons credits include Grey Gardens (also on Broadway), Clybourne Park (also on Broadway), Circle Mirror Transformation (Drama Desk and Obie Awards for Outstanding Ensemble, Artios Award for casting), and The Flick (also at Barrow Street Theatre). Her television credits include ABC’s “The Knights of Prosperity” (aka “Let’s Rob Mick Jagger”), NBC’s “Ed,” and USA’s “Monk.” Her regional theatre credits include Huntington Theatre Company, Alley Theatre, Arena Stage, Studio Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and People’s Light, among others.

Jess Slocum (Production Stage Manager) has worked on over 40 productions at the Globe, including They Promised Her the Moon, Familiar, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Imaginary Invalid, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Love’s Labor’s Lost, tokyo fish story, In Your Arms, Bright Star, Othello, Water by the Spoonful, Pygmalion, A Room with a View, and Robin and the 7 Hoods. Her regional credits include Noura (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Indecent, Side Show, Ruined, The Third Story, Memphis, and Most Wanted (La Jolla Playhouse), and Post Office (Center Theatre Group). She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and a proud member of Actors’ Equity.

The Old Globe 2019 Shakespeare Festival
As You Like It
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jessica Stone

RUNS: June 16 – July 21, 2019
Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $30.00.

SYNOPSIS: The Bard’s fabulously charming romantic comedy, whose heroine is one of his most remarkable creations. The magical forest of Arden is the play’s famous setting, where a gallery of eccentric characters comes together to find love, fortune, redemption...and themselves. Banished from the court by her deceitful and treacherous uncle, Rosalind disguises herself as a boy, not knowing that the man she loves, also on the run, is behind the next tree. Bucolic Balboa Park is the ideal spot for Shakespeare’s enticing tale of mistaken identity, heartfelt romance, and the endearing fumbles and foibles of love.

CAST: Mark H. Dold (Jaques), Meredith Garretson (Rosalind), Joseph Kamal (Adam), Leonard Kelly-Young (Corin, Hymen), Nikki Massoud (Celia), Jon Orsini (Orlando), Vincent Randazzo (Touchstone), Cornell Womack (Duke Senior, Duke Frederick). Students in Globe/USD Shiley Graduate Theatre Program: Carlos Angel-Barajas (Jaques de Boys), Summer Broyhill (Amiens), Ramon Burris (Charles), Mason Conrad (Silvius), Yadira Correa (Audrey), Aubrey Deeker Hernandez (Oliver), Eric Hagen (Dennis), Bibi Mama (Duke Senior’s Lord 1), Hallie Peterson (Le Beau), Jersten Seraile (Sir Oliver Martext, Duke Senior's Lord 2), Morgan Taylor (Phoebe), Wenona Truong (Duke Frederick’s Lady), Jared Van Heel (William), and Marco Antonio Vega (Duke Frederick’s Lord).

CREATIVE TEAM: Tobin Ost (Scenic Design), David Israel Reynoso (Costume Design), Stephen Strawbridge (Lighting Design), Sten Severson (Sound Design), Obadiah Eaves (Original Music), Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum (Fight Director), David Huber (Voice and Text Coach), Alaine Alldaffer, CSA (Casting), and Jess Slocum (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).

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
PREVIEW PERFORMANCES:
June 16 SUN 8:00pm
June 18 TUE 8:00pm   (Zeiger Insights Seminar)
June 19 WED 8:00pm
June 20 THU 8:00pm
June 21 FRI 8:00pm
OPENING NIGHT: June 22 SAT 8:00pm
REGULAR PERFORMANCES:
June 23 SUN 8:00pm
June 25 TUE 8:00pm   (SIG/Post-Show Forum)
June 26 WED 8:00pm   (SIG/Post-Show Forum)
June 27 THU 8:00pm   (Shakespeare in the Garden)
June 28 FRI 8:00pm   (Shakespeare in the Garden)
June 29 SAT 8:00pm   (Shakespeare in the Garden)
June 30 SUN 8:00pm
July 2 TUE 8:00pm   (Post-Show Forum)
July 3 WED 8:00pm
July 5 FRI 8:00pm
July 6 SAT 8:00pm
July 7 SUN 8:00pm
July 9 TUE 8:00pm
July 10 WED 8:00pm
July 11 THU 8:00pm
July 12 FRI 8:00pm
July 13 SAT 8:00pm
July 15 MON 8:00pm
July 16 TUE 8:00pm
July 17 WED 8:00pm
July 18 THU 8:00pm
July 19 FRI 8:00pm
July 20 SAT 8:00pm
July 21 SUN 8:00pm

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

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


Alejandra Enciso-Dardashti
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