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SAN DIEGO (February 19, 2020)—The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Little Women by Kate Hamill (Off Broadway’s Sense & Sensibility, Pride & Prejudice, Dracula). This brand-new version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about Jo March and her three unforgettably distinct sisters is presented in association with Dallas Theater Center and is directed by Sarah Rasmussen (Artistic Director of Jungle Theater, which originally commissioned the play). Little Women will run March 14 – April 19, 2020 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run March 14–18. Opening night is Thursday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m. Single tickets start at $30.00 and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or at our Box Office in Balboa Park. Little Women runs February 7 – March 1, 2020 in the Kalita Humphreys Theater at Dallas Theater Center.
Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of the March sisters is beloved by generations of readers. Now her heartfelt story of Jo March and her three unforgettably distinct sisters, Meg, Beth, and Amy, comes to the stage in a brand-new version that honors the spirit of Alcott’s original while freshly interpreting it for a new era. The Wall Street Journal named the prolific and widely produced Kate Hamill as Playwright of the Year. The West Coast premiere of her sparkling adaptation will have audiences falling in love with the March sisters all over again as they grow from young girls to little women.
The cast includes Andrew Crowe as Robert March (Twelfth Night at Shakespeare in the Park, Sweeney Todd, Cabaret, and Stand by Your Man national tours), Jennie Greenberry as Meg March (Lucky Duck Off Broadway, Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Lilli Hokama as Amy March (The Wolves at Lincoln Center Theater, Greenland Off Broadway), Louis Reyes McWilliams as Laurie Laurence (Coriolanus at The Public Theater, Anna Karenina and The War Boys Off Broadway), Liz Mikel as Marmie (Lysistrata Jones on and Off Broadway, extensive Dallas Theater Center credits), Alex Organ as John Brooks and Additional Voices (20-plus productions at Dallas Theater Center), Pearl Rhein as Jo March (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 on Broadway, The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare in the Park), Mike Sears as Mr. Laurence and Mr. Dashwood (Globe‘s What You Are, Rain, and Kiss Me, Kate, Off Broadway’s When Words Fail, Leap, and To Have and to Hold), Maggie Thompson as Beth March (Hedda and Sources of Light Other than the Sun Off Broadway), and Sally Nystuen Vahle as Hannah, Mrs. Mingott, and Aunt March (Dallas Theater Center starring roles in Steel Magnolias, A Christmas Carol, Medea, Electra, and Miller, Mississippi). Mikel, Organ, and Vahle are Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company members at Dallas Theater Center.
The creative team includes Wilson Chin (Scenic Design), Moria Sine Clinton (Costume Design), Marcus Dilliard (Lighting Design), Sean Healey (Sound Design), Earon Chew Nealey (Wig and Makeup Design), Robert Elhai (Original Music), Kristin Leahey (Dramaturg), Joel Ferrell (Movement Coach), Kelly Gillespie, CSA (Casting), and Megan Winters (Production Stage Manager).
“Little Women is an American classic that continues to beguile, a century and a half after Louisa May Alcott sent it into the world,” said The Old Globe’s Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “In the hands of two visionary women of the American theatre, the dazzling playwright Kate Hamill and the endlessly inventive director Sarah Rasmussen, the novel’s genius endures, and the captivating March sisters spring to brand new life. Hamill and Rasmussen revere the novel and refresh it at the same time. They build imaginative bridges between the Americas of the 19th century and the 21st. I am proud and excited to share their work, and the ravishing performances of a very gifted ensemble, with San Diego audiences.”
Kate Hamill (Playwright) is an actor and playwright who was named The Wall Street Journal’s Playwright of the Year in 2017. Her work includes her play Sense & Sensibility, in which she originated the role of Marianne, and which played Off Broadway for over 265 performances (Off Broadway Alliance Award; Drama League Award nomination). Her other plays include Vanity Fair, in which she originated the role of Becky Sharp (The Pearl Theatre Company; Off Broadway Alliance Award nomination), and Pride & Prejudice, in which she originated the role of Lizzy (Primary Stages, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; Off Broadway Alliance Award nomination). Her plays have been produced Off Broadway and at Guthrie Theater, American Repertory Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, PlayMakers Repertory Company, Folger Theatre (eight Helen Hayes Award nominations), Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Dorset Theatre Festival, Shakespeare Theatre Company, American Conservatory Theater, Primary Stages, Portland Center Stage, Syracuse Stage, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, and more. Hamill’s recent world premieres include Little Women (Jungle Theater) and Mansfield Park (Northlight Theatre). She is currently working on new adaptations of The Odyssey for American Repertory Theater and The Scarlet Letter, as well as several new original plays: Prostitute Play, In the Mines, Love Poem, and The Piper.
Sarah Rasmussen (Director) is Artistic Director of Jungle Theater. She was recently chosen as the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Artist of the Year and selected for the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle. Rasmussen has directed at theatres including Dallas Theater Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Guthrie Theater, Marin Theatre Company, and Humana Festival. She is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award and Drama League and Fulbright Scholar fellowships. She was formerly Resident Director for Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Black Swan Lab new work development program and Head of M.F.A. in Directing at The University of Texas at Austin. She received her M.F.A. from UC San Diego. srasmussen.com.
Dallas Theater Center (Co-Producer), one of the leading regional theatres in the country and the 2017 Regional Theatre Tony Award recipient, performs to an audience of more than 100,000 North Texas residents annually. Founded in 1959, Dallas Theater Center is now a resident company of the AT&T Performing Arts Center and presents its mainstage season at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre and at its original home, the Kalita Humphreys Theater. Dallas Theater Center is one of only two theatres in Texas that is a member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the largest and most prestigious not-for-profit professional theatre association in the country. Under the leadership of Enloe/Rose Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty and Managing Director Jeffrey Woodward, Dallas Theater Center produces a season-ticket series of classics, musicals, and new plays and an annual production of A Christmas Carol; extensive education programs, including the award-winning Project Discovery and partnerships with Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts and Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; and many community collaboration efforts with local organizations. In 2017, Dallas Theater Center launched Public Works Dallas, a groundbreaking community-engagement and participatory-theatre project designed to deliberately blur the line between professional artists and community members, culminating in an annual production featuring over 200 Dallas citizens performing a Shakespeare play. Throughout its history, Dallas Theater Center has produced many new works, including recent premieres of penny candy by Jonathan Norton; Miller, Mississippi by Boo Killebrew; Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure by Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn; Bella: An American Tall Tale by Kirsten Childs; Clarkston by Samuel D. Hunter; The Fortress of Solitude by Michael Friedman and Itamar Moses; Giant by Michael John LaChiusa and Sybille Pearson; and many more. As a member of LORT, Dallas Theater Center operates under the LORT agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and United Scenic Artists.
Little Women is supported in part through gifts from Production Sponsors Globe Guilders and United. Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego.
Additional events taking place during the run of Little Women include:
VICKI AND CARL ZEIGER INSIGHTS SEMINAR: Tuesday, March 17, 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, March 21, 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, March 24 and March 31, and Wednesday, April 8, 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, April 4, 2020, 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.
And a related San Diego Public Library event:
THE LITTLE WOMEN COOKBOOK: Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Central Library, 330 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
Join authors/librarians Jenne Bergstrom and Miko Osada (of the blog 36 Eggs) to explore the world of literary food, historical recipes, the truth about pickled limes, and the journey from reading to eating to writing. The Old Globe’s Literary Manager and Dramaturg Danielle Mages Amato will also preview the upcoming Little Women. Proceeds from book sales support programming for the San Diego Public Library system. Tickets are $21.50 at www.libraryshopsd.org/events/littlewomen.
SINGLE TICKETS: Single tickets for Little Women 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 March 14 and continue through April 19.
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Previews: Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. Opening night is Thursday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m. Regular performances (March 20 – April 19): Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. There will be an additional 2:00 p.m. matinee performance on Wednesday, April 8, and no matinee performance on Sunday, April 19.
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: 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: Nowruz/Mehmoonie (3/21), Faceless (3/28–4/26), Globe Guilders Fashion Show Celebrating Couture 2020 (3/31), 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 (7/19), Dial M for Murder (7/25–8/23), Henry V (8/11–9/13), AXIS: Mexican Independence Day Celebration (9/12), Globe Gala 2020 (9/26), 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
Andrew Crowe (Robert March) is an actor/musician. He has played The Fiddler in Fiddler on the Roof at The Muny, the nation’s largest outdoor theatre. His other credits include the national tours of Sweeney Todd as Anthony and Tobias understudy, Cabaret as Victor, and Stand by Your Man as Don Chapel. He also appeared in the Shakespeare in the Park production of Twelfth Night and in over 60 regional theatre productions. Crowe lives in North Carolina.
Jennie Greenberry (Meg March) has appeared regionally in Pride and Prejudice (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), Cyrano de Bergerac (Guthrie Theater), The Addams Family (Pacific Conservatory Theatre), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Pericles (Folger Theatre, Guthrie Theater), and Into the Woods (Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts). She was seen Off Broadway in Lucky Duck at The New Victory Theater, and at Oregon Shakespeare Festival she appeared in Hamlet, Beauty and the Beast, Antony and Cleopatra, The Cocoanuts, and The Wiz. Her film credits include Crybaby Hill. @berriesofgreen on Instagram.
Lilli Hokama (Amy March) has appeared in The Wolves (Lincoln Center Theater), Greenland (Dixon Place), Amadeus as Constanze Weber (Folger Theatre), Matt and Ben as Ben (Kitchen Theatre Company), Now Circa Then as Margie and I and You as Caroline (Chester Theatre Company), Troilus and Cressida as Aeneas and The Taming of the Shrew as Kate and Grumio (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), The Arabian Nights as Scheherazade and She Kills Monsters as Agnes (The Aurora Fox Arts Center), and the first reading of Grace B. Matthias’s The Rape of the Sabine Women as Monica (Local Theater Company). She was also seen on the television series “Prodigal Son.” @_ill_lil_ on Instagram.
Louis Reyes McWilliams (Laurie Laurence) appeared in New York productions of Coriolanus (The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival), Anna Karenina: a riff (The Flea Theater/Notch Theatre Company), and The War Boys (Columbia Stages). His regional credits include A Christmas Carol and An Iliad (Trinity Repertory Company), Unknown Soldier (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Macbeth (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), A Tale of Two Cities (Bread Loaf Acting Ensemble), Prowess (Pyramid Theatre Company; Cloris Leachman Award), King Lear and Pride & Prejudice (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), and At the Table (On the Verge). He received his B.A. from Stanford University and his M.F.A. from Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company.
Liz Mikel (Marmie) has appeared at Dallas Theater Center, where she is a Brierley Resident Acting Company member, in penny candy; Sweat; Steel Magnolias; The Trials of Sam Houston; Miller, Mississippi; Inherit the Wind; The Tempest (Public Works Dallas); Romeo and Juliet; Medea; The Rocky Horror Show; Raisin in the Sun; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; The Wiz; Dividing the Estate; A Christmas Carol; Give It Up!; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1991 and 2009); The Who’s Tommy; Ain’t Misbehavin’; and Crowns. Her Off Broadway credits include Fruit Trilogy and Lysistrata Jones, and her Broadway credits include Lysistrata Jones. Mikel has been seen on film and television in Get On Up, “Dallas,” The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, “Friday Night Lights,” and Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins.
Alex Organ (John Brooks, Additional Voices) is a Brierley Resident Acting Company member of Dallas Theater Center, where he has appeared in 20-plus productions, including Twelfth Night; A Christmas Carol as Scrooge (2018); Frankenstein; Miller, Mississippi; Constellations; The Fortress of Solitude; Fly by Night; and The Tempest and As You Like It (Public Works Dallas). His other credits include Alley Theatre, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Undermain Theatre, Theatre Three, WaterTower Theatre, and Trinity Shakespeare Festival, among others. Since 2014, he has served as Artistic Director of Second Thought Theatre. He received his M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama.
Pearl Rhein (Jo March) appeared in New York in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 (Broadway), The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare in the Park), The Lucky Ones (Ars Nova), and Transport (Irish Repertory Theatre). Her regional credits include The Great Comet (American Repertory Theater), Memphis (La Jolla Playhouse), and Ah, Wilderness! (Arena Stage). Her television credits include “Succession,” “The Blacklist,” and “Younger.” Rhein is a singer/songwriter and composer. She received her M.F.A. from UC San Diego and her B.A. from Ball State University. She is a proud member of Ring of Keys, Maestra, Actors’ Equity Association, and Local 802. pearlrhein.com, @pearlrhein.
Mike Sears (Mr. Laurence, Mr. Dashwood) previously appeared at The Old Globe in What You Are, Twelfth Night (Globe for All), Rain, Othello, and Kiss Me, Kate. His Off Broadway credits include When Words Fail (John Houseman Theatre), Leap (Abingdon Theatre Company), and To Have and to Hold (Phil Bosakowski Theatre), and his Off Off Broadway credits include American Globe Theatre, Boomerang Theatre Company’s Summer Shakespeare, New Dramatists, New York International Fringe Festival, The Present Company, and Musical Theatre Works. Sears has appeared regionally in Sideways, His Girl Friday, Hands on a Hard Body, and Bonnie & Clyde (La Jolla Playhouse), Parlour Song (Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company, San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award), A Behanding in Spokane and Man from Nebraska (Cygnet Theatre Company), and Tortilla Curtain (San Diego Repertory Theatre). mikesears.org.
Maggie Thompson (Beth March) appeared Off Broadway in Hedda and Sources of Light Other than the Sun (HERE Arts Center). Her regional credits include Hamlet directed by Michael Kahn and Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Theatre Company), Dracula (Triad Stage), Othello, Red Velvet, and Learned Ladies (The Theatre at Monmouth), and Julius Caesar and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey). She appeared on television in Hysterical Women and on film in Broad Shoulders and What Goes Up. Thompson has a B.F.A. in Acting from Ithaca College, and she is a proud LaGuardia Arts alumna. maggiepeckthompson.com.
Sally Nystuen Vahle (Hannah, Mrs. Mingott, Aunt March) is a member of Dallas Theater Center’s Brierley Resident Acting Company. For the past 30 years, she has been fortunate to play a wide range of roles there, including Tracey in Sweat, Ouiser in Steel Magnolias, Mildred in Miller, Mississippi, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, the title role in Medea, and Clytemnestra in Electra. She is Co-Founder of Dallas’s Kitchen Dog Theater and is proud to serve University of North Texas’s Department of Theatre as Associate Professor of Acting and Voice. She is represented by Mary Collins Agency. sallyvahle.com, @sallyactsvahle on Instagram.
Wilson Chin (Scenic Design) returns to The Old Globe after designing Tiny Beautiful Things, Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Rich Girl, Othello, The Winter’s Tale,and Anna Christie (Craig Noel Award nomination). He designed the world premieres of Next Fall (Broadway), Pulitzer Prize winner Cost of Living (Manhattan Theatre Club), Pass Over (Steppenwolf Theatre Company, LCT3; Lucille Lortel Award nomination), Wild Goose Dreams (The Public Theater, La Jolla Playhouse), The Thanksgiving Play (Playwrights Horizons), Teenage Dick (Ma-Yi Theater Company, The Public Theater), Aubergine (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), My Mañana Comes (The Playwrights Realm), The Great Leap (Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre), and Lewiston (Long Wharf Theatre). His opera designs include Lucia di Lammermoor (Lyric Opera of Chicago) and Eine Florentinische Tragödie/Gianni Schicchi (Canadian Opera Company; Dora Mavor Moore Award). His film and television designs include Spike Lee’s Pass Over and the NBC series “Blindspot.” @wilsonchindesign.
Moria Sine Clinton (Costume Design) has designed for the television series and films “Dickinson,” Gemini Man, “Hunters,” “The Americans,” “The Who Was? Show,” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Her New York theatre credits include The Public Theater, Cherry Lane Theatre, Atlantic Theater Company, The Playwrights Realm, National Asian American Theatre Company, The Juilliard School, WP Theater, and Theatre for a New Audience. Her regional credits include Dallas Theater Center, Guthrie Theater, Northern Stage, Jungle Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, ZACH Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Palm Beach Opera, La Jolla Playhouse, and Yale Repertory Theatre. She has won OPERA America’s Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase (2015), Ivey Awards for Jungle Theater’s Le Switch (2013) and In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (2016), Austin Critics Table Award (2014), and Leo Lerman Graduate Fellowship in Design (2009). She is a graduate of Yale School of Drama. moriaclinton.com.
Marcus Dilliard (Lighting Design) has designed for theatre and opera across North America and in Europe, most recently for Ride the Cyclone (Jungle Theater), Don Giovanni (Pittsburgh Opera), and All Is Calm (Theater Latté Da). Dilliard is the recipient of an Ivey Award, a Sage Award, and two McKnight Theater Artist Fellowships. He is a professor in the department of Theatre Arts & Dance at University of Minnesota and is a graduate of Boston University’s School for the Arts.
Sean Healey (Sound Design) is based in Minneapolis, where his work includes many productions with Jungle Theater, Children’s Theatre Company, Open Eye Figure Theatre, Guthrie Theater, and Theater Latté Da. His other credits include The New Victory Theater, Arizona Theatre Company, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Cornerstone Theater Company, and ZACH Theatre. He received his B.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts, class of 1997.
Earon Chew Nealey (Wig and Makeup Design) is a wig, hair, and makeup designer. She was Associate Makeup Designer for Sweat on Broadway, and her other design credits include Oklahoma! and Always…Patsy Cline (Weston Playhouse Theatre Company), Mojada (The Public Theater), Memphis and Dreamgirls (Cape Fear Regional Theatre), Cadillac Crew and Twelfth Night (Yale Repertory Theatre), and Matilda the Musical (Colorado University).
Robert Elhai (Original Music) is a composer/arranger/orchestrator based in Minneapolis, where his theatre work includes C. (Theater Latté Da), Twisted Apples (Nautilus Music-Theater), and Dirty Business (History Theatre), as well as the original production of Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Little Women. His work can be heard in the Broadway production of The Lion King, as well as Emmy, Grammy, and Academy Award–winning programs, including some 150 films, among them Crazy Rich Asians, Fences, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Across the Universe, and most of The Fast and the Furious series. robertelhai.com.
Kristin Leahey, Ph.D. (Dramaturg) has held artistic positions at theatres such as Seattle Repertory Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Her dramaturgy credits include works with Primary Stages, Classical Stage Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights’ Center, Trinity Repertory Company, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company, Guthrie Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Lark Play Development Center, The Kennedy Center, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Teatro Vista (Artistic Associate), Steep Theatre Company (Artistic Associate), and Galway International Arts Festival, among others. She is an assistant professor at Boston University.
Joel Ferrell (Movement Coach) was previously Associate Artistic Director of Dallas Theater Center, where his credits include The Rocky Horror Show, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cabaret, A Christmas Carol (as director and choreographer); It’s a Bird... It’s a Plane... It’s Superman, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Who’s Tommy, and My Fair Lady (as choreographer). Ferrell is a former Artistic Director of Casa Mañana. He has worked extensively around the country, for Portland Center Stage, Paper Mill Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, and North Shore Music Theatre, among others.
Kelly Gillespie, CSA (Casting) is the Casting Director at Manhattan Theatre Club, where her recent favorites include Ink and Choir Boy. He other credits include Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, What We’re Up Against, Sundown Yellow Moon, Ironbound, Dear Elizabeth, and Bright Half Life (WP Theater), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Angels in America, Residence, Seven Guitars, 4000 Miles, Dot, The Roommate, and Eat Your Heart Out (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Wink and Swimmers (Marin Theatre Company), The Good Person of Szechwan (The Foundry Theatre/The Public Theater), and Melancholy Play, A Map of Virtue, The Zero Hour, and Monstrosity (13P), as well as 12 productions with The Actors Company Theatre and six seasons with Keen Company.
Megan Winters (Production Stage Manager) served as the stage manager of Dallas Theater Center productions of As You Like It (Public Works Dallas), Twelfth Night, Steel Magnolias, Hairspray, The Great Society, A Christmas Carol (2015–2017), Hair, The Christians, Dreamgirls, Romeo and Juliet, Colossal, The Book Club Play, Driving Miss Daisy, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, Oedipus El Rey, Clybourne Park, Red, and Tigers Be Still. She was assistant stage manager of Hood: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure, Bella: An American Tall Tale, Fly (also New York workshop), The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, and The Tempest. And she served as a production assistant for Dividing the Estate, The Trinity River Plays, and A Christmas Carol (2009). Winters worked the grand opening of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, and she has enjoyed working for Alley Theatre, Second Thought Theatre, Shakespeare Dallas, Ogunquit Playhouse, Olney Theatre Center, and The REP.
West Coast premiere
By Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott
Directed by Sarah Rasmussen
In association with Dallas Theater Center
RUNS: March 14 – April 19, 2020
Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center
TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $30.00.
SYNOPSIS: Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel of the March sisters is beloved by generations of readers. Now her heartfelt story of Jo March and her three unforgettably distinct sisters, Meg, Beth, and Amy, comes to the stage in a brand-new version that honors the spirit of Alcott’s original while freshly interpreting it for a new era. The Wall Street Journal named the prolific and widely produced Kate Hamill as Playwright of the Year. Her sparkling adaptation will have audiences falling in love with the March sisters all over again as they grow from young girls to little women.
CAST: Andrew Crowe (Robert March), Jennie Greenberry (Meg March), Lilli Hokama (Amy March), Liz Mikel (Marmie), Alex Organ (John Brooks, Additional Voices), Louis Reyes McWilliams (Laurie Laurence), Pearl Rhein (Jo March), Mike Sears (Mr. Laurence, Mr. Dashwood), Maggie Thompson (Beth March), Sally Nystuen Vahle (Hannah, Mrs. Mingott, Aunt March).
CREATIVE TEAM: Wilson Chin (Scenic Design), Moria Sine Clinton (Costume Design), Marcus Dilliard (Lighting Design), Sean Healey (Sound Design), Earon Chew Nealey (Wig and Makeup Design), Robert Elhai (Original Music), Kristin Leahey (Dramaturg), Joel Ferrell (Movement Coach), Kelly Gillespie, CSA (Casting), Megan Winters (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, eves only, advance reservation).
Mar 14 SAT 8:00pm
Mar 15 SUN 7:00pm
Mar 17 TUES 7:00pm (Zeiger Insights Seminar)
Mar 18 WED 7:00pm
OPENING NIGHT: Mar 19 THU 8:00pm
Mar 20 FRI 8:00pm
Mar 21 SAT 2:00pm (Subject Matters)
Mar 21SAT 8:00pm
Mar 22 7 SUN 2:00pm
Mar 22 SUN 7:00pm
Mar 24 TUE 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)
Mar 25 WED 7:00pm
Mar 26 THU 8:00pm
Mar 27 FRI 8:00pm
Mar 28 SAT 2:00pm
Mar 28 SAT 8:00pm
Mar 29 SUN 2:00pm
Mar 29 SUN 7:00pm
Mar 31 TUE 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)
Apr 1 WED 7:00pm
Apr 2 THU 8:00pm
Apr 3 FRI 8:00pm
Apr 4 SAT 2:00pm (Open-Caption Performance)
Apr 4 SAT 8:00pm
Apr 5 SUN 2:00pm
Apr 5 SUN 7:00pm
Apr 7 TUE 7:00pm
Apr 8 WED 2:00pm
Apr 8 WED 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)
Apr 9 THU 8:00pm
Apr 10 FRI 8:00pm
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