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Press Release: Julius Caesar Cast and Creative Announcement

THE OLD GLOBE and UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO
SHILEY GRADUATE THEATRE PROGRAM Presents
SHAKESPEARE’S JULIUS CAESAR,
Directed by ALLEGRA LIBONATI

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018
in the SHERYL AND HARVEY WHITE THEATRE, part of the Globe’s CONRAD PREBYS THEATRE CENTER

PHOTO EDITORS: Key art and advance photos for Julius Caesar are available by clicking here.

SAN DIEGO (October 5, 2018)—The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Directed by Allegra Libonati, the classic political tragedy will run October 20–28, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, October 20 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets to Julius Caesar are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office.

“Cowards die many times before their deaths;

The valiant never taste of death but once.”

Though Caesar is beloved by the people of Rome, after his latest military triumph, senators Brutus and Cassius sense a dictator in the making. But the honorable Brutus faces a wrenching decision: stage a coup for the sake of country, or stay loyal to Caesar. The Globe’s intimate arena stage gives you an up-close seat for Shakespeare’s masterful tale of cunning diplomacy, fast-shifting alliances, and the unpredictable consequences of betrayal. The classical actors of tomorrow, now training in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, expertly perform one of the world’s great plays.

“The Old Globe and USD Shiley Graduate Theatre Program is one of our country’s leading professional actor training conservatories, and I’m as proud of the work the Globe does in nurturing the next generation of American actors as I am of anything else in this institution’s life,” said Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “First-rate talent thrives in this program, as evidenced from their amazing work in student showcases, their annual Shakespeare presentation, and their roles onstage in the Globe’s Summer Shakespeare Festival performances. This is talent that will continue to shape American entertainment in the future. Allegra Libonati, the director of Julius Caesar, makes her Globe debut with a thrilling new approach to this classic story of political intrigue and national upheaval. I look forward to sharing this glimpse of our best emerging talent with San Diego’s audiences.”

The cast features Carlos Angel-Barajas (Cicero, Cina the Poet, Octavius), Summer Broyhill (Calphurnia, Lepidus), Ramon Burris (Casca), Mason Conrad (Artimidorus, Cobbler, Servant), Yadira Correa (Caisus Cassius), Aubrey Deeker Hernandez (Decius Brutus, Lucilius), Bibi Mama (Trebonius, Messala), Hallie Peterson (Marcus Brutus), Jersten Seraile (Julius Caesar), Morgan Taylor (Cinna, Titinus), Wenona Truong (Portia, Servant to Octavius), Jared Van Heel (Mark Antony), Marco Antonio Vega (Metellus Cimber, Pindarus), and Eric Weiman (Soothsayer, Lucius). Further supporting characters will be played by the ensemble.

Thecreative team includes Anna Lineham Robinson (Scenic Design), Elisa Benzoni (Costume Design), Brandon H. Rosen (Lighting Design), Kevin Anthenill (Sound Design and Original Music), Jan Gist (Voice and Speech Coach), George Yé (Fight Choreographer), Abraham Stoll (Dramaturg), Nicole Ries (Production Stage Manager), and Sebastian Perfetto (Assistant Stage Manager).

Allegra Libonati (Director) is a director for theatre and opera. She has served as Resident Director at American Repertory Theater for nine seasons, where her credits include The Pirate Princess, The Light Princess, Hansel and Gretel, and The Snow Queen (as director); Sleep No More (artistic associate); the workshop of Pippin, The Tempest, In the Body of the World,and Prometheus Bound (associate director); Crossing (assistant director); and The Donkey Show (Resident Director). Her Broadway credits include the Tony Award–winning revival of Hair (assistant director), and her opera credits include Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress (Boston Lyric Opera) and Verdi’s Falstaff (Opera Omaha). She has directed Romeo and Juliet (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company on Boston Common), King Lear (Wayne State University), and Detroit and Henry IV, Parts I and II (Resonance Theatre Ensemble). She has directed outdoor musicals and Shakespeare productions for 13 seasons at Summer Theatre of New Canaan, including Legally Blonde (12 BroadwayWorld Award nominations), Hairspray (nine BroadwayWorld nominations), South Pacific, My Fair Lady, Carousel, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and H4, an original adaptation of Henry IV, Parts I and II). Internationally she directed a new immersive adventure show, Peter Pan’s Neverland, in Beijing, China. Ms. Libonati guest teaches musical theatre at Harvard University and is a MIT Director’s Fellow. She is a member of Tut’Zanni Theatre Company and a graduate of New York University and Carnegie Mellon University.

TICKETS to Julius Caesar are $19 for the general public; $16 for Old Globe subscribers, students, seniors, active military, and USD faculty and staff; $12 for groups of 10 or more; and $8 for USD students with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Performances at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre begin on October 20 and continue through October 28. Performance times: Saturday, October 20 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 21 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m.; Thursday, October 25 at 8:00 p.m.; Friday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

A joint venture of The Old Globe and the University of San Diego, the Shiley Graduate Theatre Program annually accepts seven students out of hundreds of applicants to participate in an intensive two-year, year-round course of graduate study in classical theatre. In 1987, The Old Globe and the University of San Diego established a graduate acting program. The result has been one of the most acclaimed classical training programs in the United States. It is also one of the most competitive graduate acting programs in the country, earning top honors from both The Hollywood Reporter and Backstage as among the best in the world for 2018. For additional information, visit www.globemfa.org.

The program's graduates have made their mark in the profession. They have performed extensively on and Off Broadway, in regional theatres, in feature films, and on television. They have also founded successful theatre companies, written award-winning plays and screenplays, and performed throughout Europe and Canada. Notable graduates include Jim Parsons, the Golden Globe and Emmy Award–winning star of “The Big Bang Theory,” recently seen in The Boys in the Band on Broadway, where his alumni colleagues have recently included Brian Hutchison (The Boys in the Band), Shirine Babb (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), Amy Blackman (Angels in America), and Henny Russell (Oslo), with Off Broadway appearances by Amara James Aja (Peter and the Starcatcher) and Lucas Caleb Rooney (2016 Obie Award for Red Speedo).

Private funding for the program has been contributed through a generous endowment established by Donald and Darlene Shiley. Additional support for the program is provided by Terry Atkinson, the Dorothy Brown Endowment Fund, and the Louis Yager Cantwell Foundation. Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego.

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CALENDAR: The Heart of Rock & Roll (9/6–10/21), 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 (11/11–12/16), The Grinch sensory-friendly performance and AXIS: Jungle Poppins (12/1), Familiar (1/26–3/3/2019), Tiny Beautiful Things (2/9–3/10), AXIS: I Love Africa Concert (2/9), Life After (3/22–4/28), They Promised Her the Moon (4/6–5/5), AXIS: Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! (4/20), AXIS: concert TBD (5/9), Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy (5/11–6/16), What You Are (5/23–6/23), AXIS: Tuesday Dances (6/4, 6/11, 8/18, 6/25), AXIS: Make Music San Diego (6/21).

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 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, Meteor Shower, 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 (Cicero, Cina the Poet, Octavius) 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 was seen 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_angelba on Instagram and Twitter.

Summer Broyhill (Calphurnia, Lepidus) is a first-year M.F.A. candidate. She received her Bachelor of Music from Florida State University and 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), The Day Before Spring (York Theatre Company), and Eager to Lose (Ars Nova). 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 Music Circus and Georgia Shakespeare. Ms. Broyhill is also a playwright. summerbroyhill.com, @summerbroyhill on Instagram.

Ramon Burris (Casca) is a first-year M.F.A. candidate in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre 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 (Artimidorus, Cobbler, Servant) 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, which ran for a year in an old Hollywood mansion. His further L.A. credits include “Lore” with Amazon Studios, Creep L.A.: Entry, and Threat directed by Asaad Kelada. Mr. 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. His past favorite roles include Romeo, Sebastian in Twelfth Night, and Sherlock Holmes. masonconrad.com, @masondconrad on Instagram.

Yadira Correa (Caisus Cassius) was seen this 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 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! Ms. Correa is an alumna of the School at Steppenwolf.

Aubrey Deeker Hernandez (Decius Brutus, Lucilius) has appeared internationally in Love’s Labor’s 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 King Lear directed by Bob Falls and Romeo and Juliet as Mercutio. His other credits include the title role in Hamlet and Tom in The Glass Menagerie (Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company), Prior in Angels in America (The Wilma Theater, Barrymore Award nomination), An Enemy of the People (Goodman Theatre), Boom (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Helen Hayes Award nomination), The Walworth Farce (Studio Theatre, Helen Hayes nomination), the world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s A Fox on the Fairway (Signature Theatre Company), The Grapes of Wrath directed by David Cromer(Ford’s Theatre), Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment (Round House Theatre), and productions at South Coast Repertory, The Kennedy Center, and Folger 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,” as well as the films Peter’s Plan, Distance, Leave No Marine Behind, and The Seer.

Bibi Mama (Trebonius, Messala) was most recently seen as a part of The Theatre at Monmouth’s Summer Repertory Season as Catesby in Richard III, Rose in Enchanted April, and Mrs. Bennett in Pride@Prejudice. 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), and Cloud 9 (Studio Theatre). She is a proud B.F.A. alumna of Howard University’s Department of Theatre Arts. Bibi-Mama.com, @heybibimama on Instagram.

Hallie Peterson (Marcus Brutus) is in her first year of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. A Chicago native, Ms. Peterson’s previous credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Polarity Ensemble Theatre), All My Sons (Raven Theatre), and Dreamgirls, A Christmas Carol, and I Think You Think I Love You (Milwaukee RepertoryTheater). Ms. Peterson received her B.F.A. in Acting from Ithaca College.

Jersten Seraile (Julius Caesar) is in his second year of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. He recently appeared in the Globe’s Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest. He was seen in the M.F.A. program as 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, 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.

Morgan Taylor (Cinna, Titinus) is in her second year of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Ms. Taylor was seen last season in Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest (The Old Globe) and 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.

Wenona Truong (Portia, Servant to Octavius) 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 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. wenonatruong.com, @wenooona on Instagram.

Jared Van Heel (Mark Antony) 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 Vershinin in Three Sisters, Montague and Peter in Romeo and Juliet, 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 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), and others.

Marco Antonio Vega (Metellus Cimber, Pindarus) most 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. Mr. 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.

Eric Weiman (Soothsayer, Lucius) just appeared as Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing and Shipmaster in The Tempest 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 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. @eric.weiman on Instagram.

Anna Lineham Robinson (Scenic Design) is a scenic and media designer originally from Wellington, New Zealand with an M.F.A. in Scenic Design from UC San Diego, where she studied under Tony Award nominee Robert Brill. Her selected design credits include A Raisin in the Sun, Vieux Carré, Strange Men, and (w)holeness (UC San Diego), and her selected assistant scenic design credits include Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (Broadway, La Jolla Playhouse), Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations (pre-Broadway tour, Ahmanson Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Berkeley Repertory Theatre), and Vietgone (East West Players). annarobinson.design.

Elisa Benzoni (Costume Design) previously designed Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Reckless, Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, and Pericles, Prince of Tyre for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. She is Resident Costume Designer at North Coast Repertory Theatre, where she has designed Craig Noel Award–nominated productions. Her other selected credits include Constellations (The Old Globe), Sex with Strangers (Geffen Playhouse), The Who and The What, Our Town, Tall Girls, Brahman/i, and Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir (La Jolla Playhouse), Men on Boats, Awake and Sing!, Sylvia, and Much Ado About Nothing (New Village Arts), and Snakeskin, Lifeblood Harmony, Chagall, and A Man Found Wanting (Malashock Dance). Ms. Benzoni’s assistant costume credits include Les Dialogues des Carmélites (Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari, Italy), Paradise Found (Menier Chocolate Factory in London), Milk Like Sugar (La Jolla Playhouse), and As You Like It and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Old Globe). She holds a M.F.A. in Costume Design from UC San Diego. elisabenzoni.com.

Brandon H. Rosen (Lighting Design) is originally from San Antonio, Texas. His selected lighting design credits include The Bitter Game (The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival/La Jolla Playhouse), Machinalia (JACK), and What of the Night? and Waiting for Godot (UC San Diego). His selected assistant lighting design credits include The Heart of Rock & Roll, October Sky, and A Thousand Splendid Suns (The Old Globe), Escape to Margaritaville (La Jolla Playhouse), and The Originalist (Arena Stage). He holds an M.F.A. from UC San Diego. brandonhrosen.com.

Kevin Anthenill (Sound Design and Original Music) previously designed The Old Globe and University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program’s Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night, and The Winter’s Tale. His other recent design credits include All’s Well That Ends Well (The Old Globe), The Suppliant Women (Getty Villa Theater Lab), Soul Doctor (international tour), 100 Aprils (Rogue Machine Theatre), Sex with Strangers, Disgraced, Rapture, Blister, Burn, My Mañana Comes, Violet, Everybody’s Talkin’: The Music of Harry Nilsson, Honky, Steal Heaven, Red, and Uncanny Valley (San Diego Repertory Theatre), Hairspray, The Full Monty, Miracle on 34th Street, Billy Elliot: The Musical, Pump up the Volume: A 90’s Palooza!, Damn Yankees, First Date, 9 to 5, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Producers, 42nd Street, Ragtime, La Cage Aux Folles, Singin’ in the Rain, and West Side Story (San Diego Musical Theatre), and The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Bad Jews, and When the Rain Stops Falling (Cygnet Theatre Company).

Jan Gist (Voice and Speech Coach) has served as voice and speech coach for The Old Globe on 89 Equity and 44 M.F.A. productions. Her prior credits include Alabama Shakespeare Festival for 140 productions, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theatre Company, American Shakespeare Center, Arena Stage, American Players Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, PlayMakers Repertory Company, San Diego Repertory Theatre, and North Coast Repertory Theatre. Ms. Gist is an originating and published member of Voice and Speech Trainers Association. She has lead workshops at Moscow Art Theatre, London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, and numerous international conferences. Her publications include original poems in VASTA journals, exercises in The Complete Voice and Speech Workout, and dialect contributions in More Stage Dialects, and she is interviewed in Voice and Speech Training in the New Millennium—Conversations with Master Teachers.

George Yé (Fight Choreographer) has nearly a hundred credits as a fight director working in theatre and film. His favorites include The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, In Your Arms, Double Indemnity, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Allegiance, August: Osage County, God of Carnage, The Whipping Man, and Dancing in the Dark (The Old Globe and Globe for All), Up Here, Ether Dome, Kingdom City, Peter and the Starcatchers, Hands on a Hardbody (La Jolla Playhouse), Vietgone, Into the Beautiful North, Oedipus El Rey, and Clybourne Park (San Diego Repertory Theatre), True West and Shakespeare’s R&J (Cygnet Theatre Company), The Boy Who Danced on Air (Diversionary Theatre), Lord of the Flies and Guadalupe in the Guest Room (New Village Arts), and the Sarcinian duel in the film The King’s Guard with Ron Perlman. Mr. Yé is Chair of the Dramatic Arts Department at San Diego Mesa College, home of Mesa College Theatre Company, and a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Society of American Fight Directors.

Abraham Stoll (Dramaturg) is a professor in the English Department at University of San Diego and is affiliated faculty in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. He specializes in the Renaissance and early modern periods. His new book, Conscience in Early Modern English Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2017), examines the poetry, theology, and politics of conscience in the 16th and 17th centuries. He is currently editing a new edition of Paradise Lost for Broadview Press.

Nicole Ries (Production Stage Manager) has spent the last seven years as resident Production Stage Manager for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, where her previous productions include Romeo and Juliet; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Pericles, Prince of Tyre; Antigone; Much Ado About Nothing; Measure for Measure; Twelfth Night; Ajax; Cloud 9; Three Sisters; Trelawny of the “Wells”; Clybourne Park; Reckless; Acquainted with the Night;and The Maderati. Her other regional credits include the Broadway San Diego High School Musical Theatre Awards (2015–2018, Broadway/San Diego), Voyeurs de Venus, Jade Heart, Coming Attractions, and A Man, His Wife and His Hat (MOXIE Theatre), ManTrap (Diversionary Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors and A Behanding in Spokane (Cygnet Theatre Company), and Into the Woods, Tom and Huck and Jim, Paradise Hotel, and Little Women: The Musical (San Diego State University). Ms. Ries is currently MOXIE Theatre’s Production Manager, and she also worked with San Diego Repertory Theatre as Company Manager/Assistant Production Manager (2003–2009) and Starlight Musical Theatre as General Manager (2010–2011). Ms. Ries holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Arts Management from San Diego State University.

The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program

JULIUS CAESAR

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Allegra Libonati

RUNS: October 20–28, 2018

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre

Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

TICKETS: $19 general public; $16 Old Globe subscribers, students,  seniors, active military, USD faculty and staff; $12 groups of 10 or more; $8 USD students w valid ID.

SYNOPSIS: Though Caesar is beloved by the people of Rome, after his latest military triumph, senators Brutus and Cassius sense a dictator in the making. But the honorable Brutus faces a wrenching decision: stage a coup for the sake of country, or stay loyal to Caesar. The Globe’s intimate arena stage gives you an up-close seat for Shakespeare’s masterful tale of cunning diplomacy, fast-shifting alliances, and the unpredictable consequences of betrayal. The classical actors of tomorrow, now training in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, expertly perform one of the world’s great plays.

CAST: Carlos Angel-Barajas (Cicero, Cina the Poet, Octavius), Summer Broyhill (Calphurnia, Lepidus), Ramon Burris (Casca), Mason Conrad (Artimidorus, Cobbler, Servant), Yadira Correa (Caisus Cassius), Aubrey Deeker Hernandez (Decius Brutus, Lucilius), Bibi Mama (Trebonius, Messala), Hallie Peterson (Marcus Brutus), Jersten Seraile (Julius Caesar), Morgan Taylor (Cinna, Titinus), Wenona Truong (Portia, Servant to Octavius), Jared Van Heel (Mark Antony), Marco Antonio Vega (Metellus Cimber, Pindarus), Eric Weiman (Soothsayer, Lucius).

CREATIVE TEAM: Anna Lineham Robinson (Scenic Design), Elisa Benzoni (Costume Design), Brandon H. Rosen (Lighting Design), Kevin Anthenill (Sound Design and Original Music), Jan Gist (Voice and Speech Coach), George Yé (Fight Choreographer), Abraham Stoll (Dramaturg), Nicole Ries (Production Stage Manager), Sebastian Perfetto (Assistant Stage Manager).

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

OPENING NIGHT: 10/20 SAT 8pm

REGULAR PERFORMANCES:

10/21 SUN 2pm

10/21 SUN 7pm

10/23 TUE 7pm

10/24 WED 7pm

10/25 THU 8pm

10/26 FRI 8pm

10/27 SAT 2pm

10/27 SAT 8pm

10/28 SUN 2pm

10/28 SUN 7pm

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).

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PRESS CONTACTS:

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