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Hurricane Diane Cast and Creative Announcement

THE OLD GLOBE Announces CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM
for the WEST COAST PREMIERE of Obie Award Winner
HURRICANE DIANE
by Pulitzer Prize Finalist MADELEINE GEORGE,
Directed by JAMES VÁSQUEZ

Performances Run FEBRUARY 8 – MARCH 8, 2020,
Opening Night Is THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13 at 8:00 P.M.

PHOTO EDITORS:
Publicity photos of Hurricane Diane are available by clicking here.

SAN DIEGO (January 10, 2020)—The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Hurricane Diane, the new unconventional, Obie Award–winning comedy from Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George (The Sore Loser, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England). Directed by James Vásquez (the Globe’s Tiny Beautiful Things, the world premiere of American Mariachi, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!,upcoming Hair), Hurricane Diane will run February 8 – March 8, 2020in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run February 8–12. Opening night is Thursday, February 13 at 8:00 p.m. Single tickets on sale now, starting at $30.00, 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.

This unconventional new comedy from Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George sees the Greek god Dionysus return to the modern world disguised as the butch gardener Diane, whose secret mission is to seduce mortal followers and restore the earth to its natural state. Where better to begin than with four real housewives from New Jersey? The New York Times cheered Hurricane Diane as an “astonishing new play,” and New York magazine hailed it as “hilarious and full of keen observation and profound human affection.”

“Playwright Madeleine George swirls together a number of unlikely ingredients to make this remarkable play,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “She combines an ancient Greek play, the terrors of climate change, and the reality TV world of the various Real Housewives, and then adds a dollop of LGBTQ pulp fiction. The result is a funny and serious work about Mother Nature and human nature, and about the wild and crazy dilemmas that arise as each of us figures out how to respond to a changing natural environment. James Vásquez and a company of brilliant comediennes conjure a vivid theatrical storm that I’m thrilled to share with San Diego.”

The cast includes Opal Alladin as Renee Shapiro-Epps (the Globe’s Tiny Beautiful Things and Hamlet, Broadway’s The Lifespan of a Fact, Tony Award–nominated Travesties, On Golden Pond opposite James Earl Jones, United 93), Jenn Harris as Pam Annunziata (the Globe’s In Your Arms, Silence! The Musical, Lucille Lortel and Theatre World Awards for Modern Orthodox Off Broadway), Rami Margron as Diane (Pride and Prejudice at Long Wharf Theatre, Angels in America at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Macbeth and Pericles at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, upcoming “High Maintenance,” “Ray Donovan”), Jennifer Paredes as Beth Wann (the Globe’s American Mariachi, Twelfth Night, and Waking La Llorona), and Liz Wisan as Carol Fleischer (Broadway’s Other Desert Cities, Gloria: A Life, #Date Me: An OkCupid Experiment and These Paper Bullets Off Broadway).

The creative team includes Jo Winiarski (Scenic Design), Shirley Pierson (Costume Design), Cat Tate Starmer (Lighting Design), Drew Levy (Sound Design), Golden Howl (Original Music and Music Direction), David Huber (Dialect and Voice Coach), Caparelliotis Casting (Casting), and Jess Slocum (Production Stage Manager).

Madeleine George (Playwright) has written the playsThe Sore Loser, Hurricane Diane (Obie Award), The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Pulitzer Prize finalist, Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award), Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England(Susan Smith Blackburn Finalist), Precious Little, and The Zero Hour (Jane Chambers Award, Lambda Literary Award finalist). She is a founding member of the Obie Award–winning playwrights collective 13P (Thirteen Playwrights, Inc.); the Mellon Playwright in Residence at Two River Theater in New Jersey; and the Fellow for Curriculum and Program Development at the Bard Prison Initiative at Bard College.

James Vásquez (Director) is happy to return to The Old Globe. Previously with the Globe, he directed the West Coast premiere of Tiny Beautiful Things, the world premiere of American Mariachi, Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Rich Girl, and Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show. He will direct Hair this summer. Vásquez received the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Direction of a Musical in 2018 for In the Heights (Moonlight Stage Productions) and in 2010 for Sweeney Todd (Cygnet Theatre Company). His other recent directing/choreography credits include In the Heights (Dallas Theater Center), American Mariachi (Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company), Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax (as associate director; Children’s Theatre Company), The Addams Family and Chicago (Moonlight Stage Productions), West Side Story and Cats (San Diego Musical Theatre),the West Coast premiere of [title of show], Pippin,and Next Fall (Diversionary Theatre), and Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Pageant (Cygnet Theatre Company), as well as developmental workshops at La Jolla Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals. Vásquez is an amateur gardener, lover of dogs, and graduate of The Juilliard School.

Hurricane Diane is supported in part through gifts from Production Sponsor U.S. Bank. Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego.

Additional events taking place during the run of Hurricane Diane include:

VICKI AND CARL ZEIGER INSIGHTS SEMINAR: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 6:00 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. FREE; no reservations necessary.

SUBJECT MATTERS: Saturday, February 22, 2020
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! Subject Matters discussions follow select Saturday matinee performances. FREE; no reservations necessary.

POST-SHOW FORUMS: Tuesdays, February 18 and February 25; Wednesday, March 4, 2020
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.

OPEN-CAPTION PERFORMANCE: Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Open captioning is live text displayed simultaneously to the performance and does not require the user to have any special equipment for viewing the text. Please contact our Ticket Services Department at (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623) or Tickets@TheOldGlobe.org to purchase tickets within view of the captioning screen. Tickets for open-caption performances go on sale on the single-ticket on-sale date and are subject to availability. Support for open captioning is provided in part by TDF. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

SINGLE TICKETS for Hurricane Diane start at $30.00 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623], or at the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors, military members, and groups of 10 or more.

PERFORMANCES
begin on February 8 and continue through March 8, 2020 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances will run February 8–12. Opening night is on Thursday, February 13 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, February 26 at 2:00 p.m., and no matinee performance on Saturday, February 29.

LOCATION and PARKING INFORMATION
: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. Through a special arrangement with the San Diego Zoo, Old Globe evening ticket-holders have the opportunity to pre-purchase valet parking in the Zoo’s employee parking structure. With a drop-off point just a short walk to the Globe, theatregoers may purchase fast, easy, convenient valet parking for just $14 per vehicle per evening. Pre-paid only, available only by phone through The Old Globe’s Box Office. Call (619) 234-5623 or visit www.TheOldGlobe.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Directions--Parking/Valet-Parking. The Balboa Park valet is also available during weekend performances, located in front of the Japanese Friendship Garden. For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org.

There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Guests may be dropped off in front of the Mingei International Museum. There is a 10-minute zone at The Old Globe, used only for daytime deliveries, ticket purchases, and handicapped access dropoff. Please note that GPS may guide you to this delivery address, which is different from the main entrance to our campus. For directions and up-to-date information, please visit www.TheOldGlobe.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Directions--Parking/Detailed-Directions.

CALENDAR: Powers New Voices Festival (1/10–1/12), Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Ruben Santiago-Hudson, supported by the Fuson Family (1/15), August Wilson’s Jitney (1/18–2/23), Hurricane Diane (2/8–3/8), AXIS: Leap Day Celebration: A Dance-Off! (2/29), Little Women (3/14–4/19), AXIS: Mahmoonie: A Celebration of Persian Culture (3/21), Faceless (3/28–4/26), AXIS: Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! (4/18), The Gardens of Anuncia (5/8–6/14), What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank (5/28–6/28), AXIS: Klezmer Band Performance (5/30), The Taming of the Shrew (6/14–7/19), Hair (7/2–8/9), AXIS: Globe Pride (7/11), Dial M for Murder (7/25–8/23), Henry V (8/11–9/13), AXIS: Mexican Independence Day Celebration (9/12), AXIS: Day of the Dead Celebration (11/1).

PHOTO EDITORS: Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at www.TheOldGlobe.org/Press-Room.

The Tony Award–winning The Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional not-for-profit regional theatres. Now in its 85th year, the Globe is San Diego’s flagship performing arts institution, and it serves a vibrant community with theatre as a public good. 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, including its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people annually attend Globe productions and participate in the theatre’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Its nationally prominent Arts Engagement Department provides an array of participatory programs that make theatre matter to more people in neighborhoods throughout the region. Humanities programs at the Globe and around the city broaden the community’s understanding of theatre art in all its forms. The Globe also boasts a range of new play development programs with professional and community-based writers, as well as the renowned The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Numerous world premieres—such as 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,and Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!—have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.

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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES

Opal Alladin (Renee Shapiro-Epps) has appeared at the Globe in Tiny Beautiful Things and Hamlet. She was last on Broadway in The Lifespan of a Factand Travesties (2018 Tony Award nomination for Best Revival of a Play). Her previous Broadway credits include Hedda Gabler and On Golden Pond. Her Off Broadway credits include Close Up Space (Manhattan Theatre Club), What Once We Felt (Lincoln Center Theater), Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Two Noble Kinsmen (The Public Theater). Her regional theatre credits include My Wonderful Day; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Violet Hour; Breath Boom; Wit; Twelfth Night; The Trojan Women; and As You Like It. Alladin’s film and television credits include the Academy Award–nominated United 93, Before/During/After, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, November Criminals, Brown Sugar, “High Maintenance,” “The Blacklist: Redemption,” “Elementary,” “The Affair,” “Madam Secretary,” “The Good Wife,” “Unforgettable,” “Law & Order,” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Alladin is a graduate of The Juilliard School. She is delighted to be back at the Globe.

Jenn Harris (Pam Annunziata) is a New York City–based actor, writer, and producer. Her Off Broadway credits include Silence! The Musical, Modern Orthodox (Lucille Lortel Award, Theatre World Award), All in the Timing, The Understudy, and New Jerusalem. Her other theatre credits include The Women and In Your Arms (The Old Globe), Christopher Durang’s world premiere Turning Off the Morning News (McCarter Theatre Center), Blithe Spirit and God of Vengeance (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Hairspray (The Muny). Harris has appeared in the films Gayby (official selection of 2012 SXSW Film Festival), Fits and Starts, American Reject, Modern Persuasion, and Better Living Through Chemistry. Her television credits include “High Maintenance,” “Difficult People,” “Younger,” “The Blacklist,” “30 Rock,” “Eastsiders,” “Bored to Death,” “Law & Order,” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Harris also co-hosts “Touché Podcast.” She co-wrote, produced, and starred in her web series “New York Is Dead,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival; the show won Best Comedy at the New York Television Festival, and Harris received Best Actress in a Comedy from SeriesFest in Denver. Island Qween, a short film she co-directed and produced, sets sail this year.

Rami Margron (they/them) (Diane) had one of their favorite and most meaningful theatrical experiences doing another play by Madeleine George: Precious Little with Shotgun Players in Berkeley, California. Margron’s Off Broadway and regional theatre credits include Urban Stages, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theater, California Shakespeare Theater, Long Wharf Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, and Magic Theatre. Margron’s film credits include Alberto and the Concrete Jungle, Burn Country, Messina High, Love AnyWay, and Trail Ghost, and they can also be seen on “FBI,” “Bull,” “High Maintenance,” and “Ray Donovan.” Over the years, Margron has been a member of several wonderful companies, including Crowded Fire Theater (edgy new plays), Woman’s Will (all-female Shakespeare), The Original Action Pack (improv comedy), Mugwumpin (devised theatre), and a handful of dance companies. For four years, Margron co-hosted The SHOUT, a popular monthly storytelling event in Oakland, California.

Jennifer Paredes (Beth Wann) previously appeared at The Old Globe in American Mariachi, Twelfth Night (Globe for All), and Waking La Llorona (also at La Jolla Playhouse/Without Walls Festival; made possible by The San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Fund). Her regional theatre credits include El Huracán (Yale Repertory Theatre), The Straights (Access Theater), The Clean House (Portland Stage), Native Gardens (Florida Rep), The River Bride (Stages Repertory Theatre), Manifest Destinitis, Into the Beautiful North, and Rapture, Blister, Burn (San Diego Repertory Theatre), Ballast (Diversionary Theatre), Seven Spots on the Sun (InnerMission Productions), Perfect Arrangement (Intrepid Theatre Company), Lydia (ion theatre company), and The Shape of Things (University of San Diego). She received her B.A. from University of San Diego. jenniferparedesactor.com, @miyao_mix on Instagram and Twitter.

Liz Wisan (Carol Fleischer) last appeared at The Old Globe in Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, and she is delighted to be back. Her New York credits include Other Desert Cities (Broadway/Lincoln Center Theater), Gloria: A Life (Daryl Roth Theatre, PBS’s “Great Performances,” June 2020), #DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment (Westside Theatre), The Winter’s Tale (Theatre for a New Audience), These Paper Bullets (Atlantic Theater Company, Yale Repertory Theatre), and Christopher Bayes’s The Servant of Two Masters (Theatre for a New Audience, Yale Repertory Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, ArtsEmerson). Wisan’s other regional credits include Kate in Taming of the Shrew (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival), Sherlock in Baskerville (Dorset Theatre Festival), Assassins and Caucasian Chalk Circle (Yale Repertory Theatre), The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), and Absurd Person Singular (Two River Theater). Her film and television credits include The Assistant, 3 Days, “Elementary,” “This Is Hot 97,” and “All Souls.” Wisan is an educator, coach, and writer, and she frequently performs in Gravid Water at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. She received her M.F.A. from Yale School of Dama. lizwisan.com.

Jo Winiarski (Scenic Design) is a set designer and art director who designed the Globe’s productions of They Promised Her the Moon and The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. Her Off Broadway credits include Accidentally Brave; 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 over 30 shows at Utah Shakespeare Festival, Pioneer Theatre Company, Guthrie Theater, Arizona Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theater Center, Geva Theatre Center, and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Winiarski was the original art director on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” serving in the role for the first five seasons. She received an Emmy Award nomination for art direction for A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All.

Shirley Pierson (Costume Design) previously designed the Globe’s Tiny Beautiful Things and Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Highlights from her theatre credits include Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice, Angels in America Parts I and II, Hir, Shockheaded Peter (Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Costume Design), The Wind and the Breeze, Pageant, The Importance of Being Earnest (Craig Noel Award nomination), Travesties, Assassins, A Christmas Carol, Parade (Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Costume Design), Spring Awakening, Mistakes Were Made, The Glass Menagerie, Little Shop of Horrors, Our Town, Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, Private Lives, It’s a Wonderful Life, and The History Boys (Cygnet Theatre Company), The Moors, The Boy Who Danced on Air, Now or Later, Marry Me a Little, The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler, When Last We Flew, Pippin, Next Fall, and Harmony, Kansas (Diversionary Theatre), and The Fantasticks (Pasadena Playhouse). shirleypiersondesigns.com.

Cat Tate Starmer (Lighting Design) designed They Promised Her the Moon last season at the Globe. She recently designed The Winter’s Tale and Murder on the Orient Express (Alley Theatre), Steel Magnolias and Frankenstein (Guthrie Theater), Hold These Truths (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Guthrie Theater, PlayMakers Repertory Company), Buzz (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), 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. 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 the company manager for the August Wilson Monologue Competition. She received her M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama.

Drew Levy (Sound Design) designed Broadway productions of Oklahoma! (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations), Honeymoon in Vegas (Drama Desk nomination), Chaplin (Drama Desk Award), The Winslow Boy, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Present Laughter. His Off Broadway credits include Judgment Day; Oklahoma!; One Day: The Musical; The Weir; Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them; Emergence-SEE!; and Dutchman. Regionally, Levy designed Heartbreak Hotel and productions at The Old Globe, American Repertory Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Two River Theater, Westport Country Playhouse, and Huntington Theatre Company. His other credits include Reconfiguration: An Evening with Other Lives at Brooklyn Academy of Music; the 2014 and 2015 Drama Desk Awards; and the Metropolitan Opera 125th Anniversary Gala.

Golden Howl (Original Music and Music Direction) is an expansive folk-rock band based out of San Diego. Born from the roots of the earth, Golden Howl brings songs that capture the essence of life. With ear-catching layered harmonies, beautiful synergy, and carefully crafted songs, they will pull you in and captivate. Formed in 2016—by founding members Marlo Smith (vocals, drums, cello), Shannon O’Shea (keyboards, vocals), and Christopher Balcom (vocals, guitar), quickly adding Rachel Riba (percussion, vocals), and eventually bringing in Jules Stewart (drums) and Joshua Mooers (bass)—Golden Howl has all the pieces to plug into the outlet of creativity. Their music has been said to “impart energy, authenticity, and emotion that refuse to be ignored.” Their nontraditional setup and unique instrumentation leave listeners in excitement and curiosity for the next song. Golden Howl is thrilled to have written music for The Old Globe’s production of Hurricane Diane.

David Huber (Dialect and Voice Coach) has worked as a dialect, voice, and text coach on over 40 Old Globe productions since 2014. He has also served as a dialect/voice coach at La Jolla Playhouse, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Diversionary Theatre, and Scripps Ranch Theatre. His 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, dialects, acting, and public speaking privately and at several local colleges and schools, 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 Noura, They Promised Her the Moon, Tiny Beautiful Things, Barefoot in the Park, The Wanderers, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, and Skeleton Crew. Their Broadway credits include The Minutes, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, King Lear, Hillary and Clinton, Ink, The Waverly Gallery, The Boys in the Band, Three Tall Women, Junk, Meteor Shower, A Doll’s House Part 2, The Front Page, The Glass Menagerie, Jitney, The Little Foxes, Blackbird, Fish in the Dark, Disgraced, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Casa Valentina, The Trip to Bountiful, 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, Ars Nova, Goodman Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Arena Stage, and Seattle Repertory Theatre. 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 Noura, As You Like It, 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.

West Coast Premiere
Hurricane Diane
By Madeleine George
Directed by James Vásquez

RUNS: February 8 – March 8, 2020
Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $30.00.

SYNOPSIS: This unconventional new comedy from Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George sees the Greek god Dionysus return to the modern world disguised as the butch gardener Diane, whose secret mission is to seduce mortal followers and restore the earth to its natural state. Where better to begin than with four real housewives from New Jersey? The New York Times cheered Hurricane Diane as an “astonishing new play,” and New York magazine hailed it as “hilarious and full of keen observation and profound human affection.”

CAST: Opal Alladin (Renee Shapiro-Epps), Jenn Harris (Pam Annunziata), Rami Margron (they/them) (Diane), Jennifer Paredes (Beth Wann), Liz Wisan (Carol Fleischer).

CREATIVE TEAM:
Jo Winiarski (Scenic Design), Shirley Pierson (Costume Design), Cat Tate Starmer (Lighting Design), Drew Levy (Sound Design), Golden Howl (Original Music and Music Direction), David Huber (Dialect and Voice 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 ($14.00, evenings only, advance reservation).

Performance Schedule
PREVIEW PERFORMANCES:
Feb 8 SAT 8:00pm
Feb 9 SUN 7:00pm
Feb 11 TUE 7:00pm (Zeiger Insights Seminar)
Feb 12 WED 7:00pm
OPENING NIGHT: Feb 13 THU 8:00pm
REGULAR PERFORMANCES:
Feb 14 FRI 8:00pm
Feb 15 SAT 2:00pm 
Feb 15 SAT 8:00pm
Feb 16 SUN 2:00pm
Feb 16 SUN 7:00pm
Feb 18 TUE 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)
Feb 19 WED 7:00pm
Feb 20 THU 8:00pm
Feb 21 FRI 8:00pm
Feb 22 SAT 2:00pm (Subject Matters)
Feb 22 SAT 8:00pm
Feb 23 SUN 2:00pm
Feb 23 SUN 7:00pm
Feb 25 TUE 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)
Feb 26 WED 2:00pm
Feb 26 WED 7:00pm
Feb 27 THU 8:00pm
Feb 28 FRI 8:00pm
Feb 29 SAT 8:00pm
Mar 1 SUN 2:00pm
Mar 1 SUN 7:00pm
Mar 3 TUE 7:00pm
Mar 4 WED 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)
Mar 5 THU 8:00pm
Mar 6 FRI 8:00pm
Mar 7 SAT 2:00pm (Open-Caption Performance)
Mar 7 SAT 8:00pm
Mar 8 SUN 2:00pm
Mar 8 SUN 7:00pm

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
Lucía Serrano, PR Associate, (619) 238-0043 x2356,
lserrano@theoldglobe.org