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They Promised Her the Moon Cast and Creative Announcement

THE OLD GLOBE Announces the Cast and Creative Team for
Developed in the 2018 Powers New Voices Festival

Performances Run April 6 – May 5, 2019; Opening Is Thursday, April 11

PHOTO EDITORS: Advance photos for They Promised Her the Moon are available by clicking here.

SAN DIEGO (March 4, 2019)—The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Laurel Ollstein’s They Promised Her the Moon. The first of two shows in the 2018–2019 Globe Season developed in the Globe’s Powers New Voices Festival, it wowed Festival audiences with the story of the powerful forces that kept one woman from reaching orbit. Directed by Giovanna Sardelli, They Promised Her the Moon will run April 6 – May 5, 2019 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run April 6–10. Opening night is Thursday, April 11 at 8:00 p.m. Single tickets start at $30.00 and are now on sale. 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. They Promised Her the Moon will also have a short Globe for All Spring tour to several of our Community Partner venues following performances at the Globe, details to be announced shortly.

In 1960 the famed “Mercury Seven” trained at NASA to become the first American astronauts. But they weren’t alone. Thirteen women also underwent the same rigorous psychological and physical testing. The first woman to be tested, Jerrie Cobb, even out-performed her male counterparts. But while Alan Shepard and John Glenn went on to become household names, Ms. Cobb never got that chance. In vividly theatrical terms, the West Coast premiere of They Promised Her the Moon tells the unknown true story of this exceptional and unjustly overlooked woman—skilled aviator, world-record-holding pilot, successful business executive—and the powerful forces that kept her from reaching orbit. Contains strong language.

The cast includes Matthew Boston as Dr. Randy Lovelace and Others (Off Broadway’s Education and The Edge of Our Bodies), Mary Beth Fisher as Jackie Cochran (Broadway’s The Night of the Iguana and Frank’s Home), Morgan Hallett as Jerrie Cobb (the Globe’s Time and the Conways, Broadway’s The Present, Translations, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night), Lanna Joffrey as Helena Cobb and Others (the Globe’s A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Profane and Measure for Measure Off Broadway, extensive U.K. credits), Michael Pemberton as Harvey Cobb and Others (Broadway’s The Farnsworth Invention, I’m Not Rappaport, Mamma Mia!, and Hedda Gabler), and Peter Rini as Jack Ford and Others (Broadway’s Proposals and A View From the Bridge, “Orange Is the New Black,” “The Blacklist”).

The creative team includes Jo Winiarski (Scenic Design; The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey at theGlobe and Off Broadway, Love, Loss, and What I Wore), Denitsa Bliznakova (Costume Design; 10th Globe show plus The Last Match and The Royale, Carmen at LA Opera, All Is Calm at San Diego Opera), Cat Tate Starmer (Lighting Design; The Winning Side Off Broadway), Jane Shaw (Sound Design; the Globe’s The Wanderers, Off Broadway’s Actually, I Was Most Alive with You, and Men on Boats), David Huber (Dialect and Vocal Coach; 34 Globe productions), Caparelliotis Casting (Casting), and Jess Slocum (Production Stage Manager).

“I was a NASA geek as a boy, and I remember plastic models of the Saturn V around my house, and posters of the Apollo missions on my walls, so it’s a real personal joy to revisit America’s space program through the wonderful play They Promised Her the Moon,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “But the space program we learn about in this exciting play is different from the one we know, which is all-male. Playwright Laurel Ollstein reminds us of another, fuller, story that demands to be told. There were many more astronauts-in-training than the “Mercury Seven” we all remember, and it’s both exhilarating and heartbreaking to know that it could have been a woman who took the first steps at Tranquility Base had the playing field been level and society more equitable. Audiences at last year’s Powers New Voices Festival thrilled to this revelatory work when they heard it, and I look forward to sharing the unjustly neglected story of Jerrie Cobb and her extraordinary life with all of San Diego. I’m also excited to tour the production to venues around the county after its Globe run, where I know that Cobb’s amazing tale will inspire audiences even as it moves and delights them.”

Laurel Ollstein (Playwright) is an award-winning playwright, director, and actor whose produced plays include Laughter, Hope and a Sock in the Eye; CHEESE; Esther’s Moustache; Unhappily Married in Valencia; OPA! the Musical; Dorothy Parker Is in the Bath; Blackwell’s Corner; The Dark Ages; Bias Cut; and Showing Our Age, a play with music about aging. She has written commissions for About…Productions, Virginia Avenue Project, New Jersey Repertory Company, Playwrights’ Arena, and Clark Library, and she has developed plays with TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, The Actors’ Gang, Cornerstone Theater Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, The Road Theatre Company, The Barrow Group, Miranda Theatre Company, and Playwrights’ Center. Her awards include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and California Arts Council, as well as Ovation, Garland, and LA Weekly Theater Awards. She wrote the first draft of They Promised Her the Moon at The University of Oklahoma, where she was a Faith Broome Playwright-in-Residence. Ms. Ollstein also directs playwriting programs serving mature adults and teens, provides writing and arts education in schools, and creates plays on social justice themes. She has been an adjunct faculty at California Institute of the Arts, UCLA, Loyola Marymount University, University of Redlands, and Otis College of Art and Design.

Giovanna Sardelli (Director) returns to The Old Globe, where she previously directed The Whipping Man and the world premiere of Somewhere, both by Matthew Lopez. She directed the world premiere of Archduke (Mark Taper Forum) and Guards at the Taj (Geffen Playhouse; 2016 Ovation Award for Best Production of a Play), both by Rajiv Joseph, as well as Nick Payne’s Constellations (Geffen Playhouse). She is an award-winning director who has worked on numerous plays by Mr. Joseph (over 12 productions), including the recent world premiere of Describe the Night (Alley Theatre, Atlantic Theater Company). She has also directed world premieres of plays by Theresa Rebeck, Lynn Rosen, Joe Gilford, Jeff Augustine, Lauren Yee, Zayd Dohrn, Melissa Ross, Lila Rose Kaplan, and Zoe Kazan, among others. Ms. Sardelli works extensively with new plays and has been part of Lark Play Development Center since it was first formed. She spent several years on the faculty of the Dance Department and the Graduate Acting program of New York University, the program from which she received her M.F.A. She is also a graduate of their Directors Lab. Though based in New York City, Ms. Sardelli is the Director of New Works for TheatreWorks Silicon Valley.

They Promised Her the Moon at The Old Globe is supported in part through a gift from Production Sponsors Ann Davies, Globe Guilders, Elaine Lipinsky Family Foundation, and Viasat. Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego. They Promised Her the Moon is a recipient of a 2018 Social Impact Theatre Grant from The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.

Additional events taking place during the run of They Promised Her the Moon include:

VICKI AND CARL ZEIGER INSIGHTS SEMINAR: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.

This series provides 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; no reservations necessary.

POST-SHOW FORUMS: Tuesdays, April 16 and 23, and Wednesday, May 1, 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 for ticketholders of that evening’s performance.

SUBJECT MATTERS: Saturday, April 13, 2019 following the matinee performance.

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; no reservations necessary.

Single tickets start at $30.00 and are now on sale. 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 April 6 and continue through May 5, 2019 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run April 6–10. Opening night is Thursday, April 11 at 8:00 p.m. Regular performances: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. There will be an additional matinee performance on Wednesday, April 24 and no matinee performance on Sunday, April 28.

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CALENDAR: Tiny Beautiful Things (2/9–3/17), Globe Guilders’s Celebrating Couture Fashion Show (3/22), Life After (3/22–4/28), They Promised Her the Moon (4/6–5/5), AXIS: Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! (4/20), AXIS: Manila Disco Fever in Concert (5/9), 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), AXIS: Mexican Independence Day Celebration (9/14), 2019 Globe Gala (9/21), AXIS: Day of the Dead (11/3).

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 16 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages and on tour throughout San Diego County. The Old Globe’s campus is home to 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, 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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Matthew Boston (Dr. Randy Lovelace and Others) has New York and regional credits that include leading roles at such theatres as Folger Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Yale Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Trinity Repertory Company, TheaterWorks, Mosaic Theater Company, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Portland Center Stage, George Street Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Dallas Theater Center, A Contemporary Theatre, Two River Theater, Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theater, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, The Human Race Theatre Company, Northern Stage, Kitchen Theatre Company, 59E59 Theaters, Soho Rep., Working Theater, and many others. His television and film credits include “Elementary,” “The Blacklist,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Blue Bloods,” “Law & Order,” The Kitchen (upcoming), In the Family, Ghost Ship, Into the Blue, Camp Wilderness, “One Life to Live,” and “All My Children.”

Mary Beth Fisher (Jackie Cochran) has many Chicago credits, including Blind Date, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Little Foxes, Luna Gale, and The Seagull (Goodman Theatre), Domesticated, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, and The Dresser (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Three Tall Women, The Year of Magical Thinking, and The Wild Duck (Court Theatre). She has worked in regional theatres all over the country, most recently as Nora in A Doll’s House, Part 2 for Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Boston’s Huntington Theatre Company. Her New York credits include Frank’s Home (Playwrights Horizons), Boy Gets Girl and The Radical Mystique (Manhattan Theatre Club), The Night of the Iguana (Roundabout Theatre Company), and Extremities (Westside Theatre). Her television and film credits include “Sense8,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Justice,” “Without a Trace,” “Numb3rs,” “Prison Break,” “NYPD Blue,” “Profiler,” and “Dragonfly.” Ms. Fisher has received two Joseph Jefferson Awards, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, and Chicago’s Leading Lady Award from the Sarah Siddons Society, as well as Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, and San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle Award nominations. She was a Beinecke Fellow at Yale University and a Lunt-Fontanne Fellow at the Ten Chimneys Foundation.

Morgan Hallett (Jerrie Cobb) previously appeared at The Old Globe in Time and the Conways. Her Broadway credits include The Present directed by John Crowley, Translations directed by Garry Hynes, and Long Day’s Journey Into Night directed by Robert Falls. Her Off Broadway credits include When the Rain Stops Falling (Lincoln Center Theater) and Rebel Voices (Culture Project). She has appeared regionally in Quartermaine’s Terms (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Translations (McCarter Theatre Center), Love, Janis (Actors Theatre of Louisville), The Ladies Man (Indiana Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre Center), Lost Highway (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), and A Death in the House Next Door to Kathleen Turner’s House on Long Island (Alliance Theatre). Ms. Hallett spent five seasons at Denver Center Theatre Company, where her credits included Noises Off, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Lonesome West, Pierre, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, The Cripple of Inishmaan, and Tantalus directed by Sir Peter Hall. Her television and film credits include “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “The Good Wife,” “Deception,” “Unforgettable,” Population 436, and The Reader. She holds an M.F.A. from National Theatre Conservatory.

Lanna Joffrey (Helena Cobb and Others) is an actor, spoken-word performer, and writer working in the U.K. and the U.S. She appeared at the Globe last season in A Thousand Splendid Suns directed by Carey Perloff (Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Dramatic Production, BroadwayWorld San Diego Award for Best Play). Her select performances include The Profane (Playwrights Horizons), Troilus and Cressida and Timon of Athens (The Factory Theater), Muse of Fire and Sonnet Walks (Shakespeare’s Globe), Cause (Vault Festival), The Soulless Ones (Hammer House of Horror Live), I Call My Brothers (Gate Theatre), Sad and Merry Madness directed by Barry Edelstein and Measure for Measure (The Public Theater), 9 Parts of Desire (The Lyric Stage Company of Boston; IRNE Award), and 1001 (Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company; Denver Post Ovation Award). Her critically acclaimed verbatim play Valiant has traveled the U.K. and the U.S.—going to Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Theatre503, Women and War Festival, WOW Folkestone Festival, and InterAct Theatre Company—and earning a FringeNYC Award. Her spoken word has been featured online and in print. She received her M.A. in Acting from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, and her B.F.A. in Acting for Syracuse University. lannajoffrey.com.

Michael Pemberton (Harvey Cobb and Others) is very happy to make his debut at The Old Globe. He has appeared on Broadway in The Farnsworth Invention, I’m Not Rappaport, Not About Nightingales, Mamma Mia!, Picnic, and Hedda Gabler. His Off Broadway credits include Sundown, Yellow Moon; Insignificance; Dinner with Friends; Saturday Night; Outward Bound (Drama Desk Award nomination); You Never Can Tell; and Black Snow. His regional theatre credits include Yale Repertory Theatre, Alley Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Pittsburgh’s City Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Geva Theatre Center, The Wilma Theater, The Wilbur, and George Street Playhouse. Mr. Pemberton has been seen in the films Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn’s Finest, The Family Stone, and Forbidden Steps (upcoming). His television credits include “New Amsterdam,” “The Punisher,” “Madam Secretary,” “The Affair,” “The Good Wife,” “Veep,” “Damages,” “Blue Bloods,” “Elementary,” “Sleepy Hollow,” and three “Law & Order” series. Mr. Pemberton is also a songwriter and a New York City bandleader. themichaelpemberton.com.

Peter Rini (Jack Ford and Others) has had recurring television roles on “Orange Is the New Black” and “The Blacklist.” His recent television guest-star roles include “Quantico,” “Person of Interest,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” and “Blue Bloods.” His film work includes Boiler Room, Sleepers, and The Juror. Mr. Rini’s upcoming projects include roles in Central Park Five (Netflix) and the independent feature What Breaks the Ice. He has appeared on Broadway in the original company of Proposals, A View From the Bridge, and Tartuffe: Born Again. His Off Broadway credits include work at Second Stage Theater, Promenade Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, and New York Shakespeare Festival. He was also seen in the first national tour of South Pacific directed by Bartlett Sher. Mr. Rini’s regional theatre work includes American Repertory Theater, Hartford Stage, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Dallas Theater Center, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Two River Theater, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and Long Wharf Theatre.

Jo Winiarski (Scenic Design) is a set designer and art director who made her Globe debut last season with The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. Her Off Broadway credits include The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey; Love, Loss, and What I Wore; multiple shows with The Pearl Theatre Company; The Jewish American Princess of Comedy; and I Love You Because. Other New York theatre companies she has designed for are New Georges, The New Group, Keen Company, Clubbed Thumb, Relentless Theatre Company, and Roundtable Ensemble. Her regional design credits include 12 seasons and 30 shows at Utah Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie Theater, Arizona Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theater Center, Geva Theatre Center, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Ms. Winiarski is the art director on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and she received an Emmy Award nomination for art direction for A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All.

Denitsa Bliznakova (Costume Design) is happy to return to The Old Globe, where she has designed The Last Match, The Royale, Good People, Anna Christie, Groundswell, Jane Austen’s Emma — A Musical Romantic Comedy, The Whipping Man, Opus, and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Her theatre design work has been seen nationwide at venues including Geffen Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company, The Kennedy Center, Cleveland Play House, A Noise Within, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and others. Ms. Bliznakova’s work for opera includes Carmen (LA Opera) and Murder in the Cathedral and All is Calm (San Diego Opera). Her costume design and stylist credits for other media include films and music videos for various artists. She has received nominations for Outstanding Costume Design from LA STAGE Alliance’s Ovation Awards and Colorado Theater Guild’s Henry Awards. Ms. Bliznakova is a professor in the School of Theatre, Television, and Film at San Diego State University and is the head of the M.F.A. Design and Technology program. Denitsa.com.

Cat Tate Starmer (Lighting Design) recently designed Frankenstein (Guthrie Theater), Hold These Truths (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Guthrie Theater, PlayMakers Repertory Company), and Off Broadway’s The Winning Side (Epic Theatre Ensemble). She has designed for many New York City–based companies, including The Civilians, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Working Theater, and HERE Arts Center. She has been a guest lecturer and designer at Yale University, Princeton University, Brown University, Barnard College, and Bard College. Ms. Starmer designed the architectural lighting for Plaza 33, a pedestrian plaza near Penn Station in New York. She received two Lumen Awards and a SOURCE Award for her architectural work with Focus Lighting. She is currently a lecturer in lighting design at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, and company manager for the August Wilson Monologue Competition. She received her M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama.

Jane Shaw (Sound Design) made her Globe debut with last season’s The Wanderers. Her recent designs include Vanity Fair (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Engagement Party (Hartford Stage), The Price of Thomas Scott (Mint Theater Company), the premiere of Actually (Manhattan Theatre Club, Williamstown Theatre Festival), I Was Most Alive with You (Playwrights Horizons), and Sweat (Cleveland Play House). Her other New York work includes The Killer (Theatre for a New Audience), Men on Boats (Clubbed Thumb, Playwrights Horizons), and Ironbound (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Women’s Project Theater). Ms. Shaw has received a Drama Desk Award, Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, NEA/TCG Career Development grant, Henry Award, 2012 Premios ACE Award, and Bessie Award. She has been nominated for Lortel, Henry Hewes Design, and Elliot Norton Awards. Ms. Shaw is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale School of Drama. She is a member of USA 829 and the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association.

David Huber (Dialect and Vocal Coach) has worked on 34 Globe productions since 2014, including 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. Mr. 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.

Caparelliotis Casting (Casting) has cast for The Old Globe for the past five seasons, including Tiny Beautiful Things, Familiar, Barefoot in the Park, Native Gardens, The Wanderers, The Importance of Being Earnest, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and Skeleton Crew. Their Broadway casting credits include King Lear, Hillary and Clinton, and Ink, as well as The Waverly Gallery, The Boys in the Band, Three Tall Women, Saint Joan, 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 “New Amsterdam” (series casting, NBC), “American Odyssey” (series casting, NBC), “How to Get Away with Murder” (pilot, ABC), “Ironside” (NBC), and Steel Magnolias (Sony for Lifetime).

Jess Slocum (Production Stage Manager) has worked on over 40 productions at the Globe, including 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.

West Coast premiere
They Promised Her the Moon
By Laurel Ollstein
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

RUNS: April 6 – May 5, 2019
Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre,
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $30.00.

SYNOPSIS: In 1960 the famed “Mercury Seven” trained at NASA to become the first American astronauts. But they weren’t alone. Thirteen women also underwent the same rigorous psychological and physical testing. The first woman to be tested, Jerrie Cobb, even out-performed her male counterparts. But while Alan Shepard and John Glenn went on to become household names, Ms. Cobb never got that chance. In vividly theatrical terms, the West Coast premiere of They Promised Her the Moon tells the unknown true story of this exceptional and unjustly overlooked woman—skilled aviator, world-record-holding pilot, successful business executive—and the powerful forces that kept her from reaching orbit. Contains strong language

CAST: Matthew Boston (Dr. Randy Lovelace and Others), Mary Beth Fisher (Jackie Cochran), Morgan Hallett (Jerrie Cobb), Lanna Joffrey (Helena Cobb and Others), Michael Pemberton (Harvey Cobb and Others), Peter Rini (Jack Ford and Others).

CREATIVE TEAM: Jo Winiarski (Scenic Design), Denitsa Bliznakova (Costume Design), Cat Tate Starmer (Lighting Design), Jane Shaw (Sound Design), David Huber (Dialect and Vocal Coach), Caparelliotis Casting (Casting), 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 by calling the Box Office, evening performances only).

Apr 6 SAT 8:00pm
Apr 7 SUN 7:00pm
Apr 9 TUE 7:00pm  (Zeiger Insights Seminar)
Apr 10 WED 7:00pm


Apr 12 FRI 8:00pm
Apr 13 SAT 2:00pm  (Subject Matters)
Apr 13 SAT 8:00pm
Apr 14 SUN 2:00pm
Apr 14 SUN 7:00pm
Apr 16 TUE 7:00pm  (Post-Show Forum)
Apr 17 WED 7:00pm
Apr 18 THURS 8:00pm
Apr 19 FRI 8:00pm
Apr 20 SAT 2:00pm
Apr 20 SAT 8:00pm
Apr 21 SUN 2:00pm
Apr 21 SUN 7:00pm
Apr 23 TUE 7:00pm  (Post-Show Forum)
Apr 24 WED 2:00pm
Apr 24 WED 7:00pm
Apr 25 THURS 8:00pm
Apr 26 FRI 8:00pm
Apr 27 SAT 2:00pm
Apr 27 SAT 8:00pm
Apr 28 SUN 7:00pm
Apr 30 TUE 7:00pm
May 1 WED 7:00pm  (Post-Show Forum)
May 2 THURS 8:00pm
May 3 FRI 8:00pm
May 4 SAT 2:00pm
May 4 SAT 8:00pm
May 5 SUN 2:00pm
May 5 SUN 7:00pm

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