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MFA Measure for Measure Cast and Creative Announcement

The Old Globe presents
Measure for Measure
Directed by Globe Resident Artist
Delicia Turner Sonnenberg

Featuring a Cast of 14 M.F.A. Students from
The Old Globe and University of San Diego
Shiley Graduate Theatre Program

Nine Performances Only!
November 12–20, 2022
at The Old Globe’s
House of Charm Rehearsal Hall

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 14

PHOTO EDITORS: Photos of Measure for Measure can be found here.

SAN DIEGO (October 10, 2022) The Old Globe presents Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure featuring students from The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Globe Resident Artist Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (The Old Globe’s Trouble in Mind) directs a cast of 14. The limited engagement will play nine performances only from November 12 to 20, 2022 at The Old Globe’s House of Charm Rehearsal Hall. Situated across from the Globe’s main campus and located three stories below Balboa Park, this space is rarely opened to the public, yet it is where world premieres have been developed for decades. Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 14 at 12:00 noon.

“Shakespeare is central to The Old Globe, and so is the professional actor training we do at The Old Globe and USD Shiley Graduate Theatre Program,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “A highlight of each year here is our chance to watch the great classical actors of tomorrow engage with a major Shakespeare play as part of their development. Measure for Measure, with its unusual comic tone and its charged insights into the intersections of sexuality and power, is one of Shakespeare’s most provocative plays, and it’s sure to be a memorable evening in the theatre, especially in the capable hands of director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, a Globe Resident Artist. I look forward to sharing it with our audiences”

Measure for Measure will be performed live by the M.F.A. students from The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. The cast of 14 features Jose Balistrieri, Luana Fontes, Madeline Jones, Sarah Joyce, Camilla Leonard, Becca Lustgarten, Carter Piggee, Jeffrey Rashad, Bernadette Sefic, Vandous Stripling II, Emma Svitil, Jude Tibeau, Michael Underhill, and Maggie Walters.

The actors in training at The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Acting Program bring one of Shakespeare’s richest plays to life, mixing comedy and drama in a thrilling story of love and power. Set in a decadent Vienna, the strict, newly appointed leader Angelo wants to rid the city of moral decay—until he falls for a young woman pleading for the life of her brother. This company of 14 M.F.A. actors now in training at the Globe and USD bring a wild cast of characters to life in a bold staging of this timely classic that highlights themes of justice, lust, hypocrisy, and redemption.

The creative team includes scenic design by Robin Sanford Roberts, costume design by Brooke Kesler, lighting design by Jason Bieber, sound design by Evan Eason, vocal coaching by Emmelyn Thayer, dramaturgy by Madison Mae Williams, and production stage management by Karla Stacey Garcia.

Measure for Measure will play at The Old Globe’s House of Charm Rehearsal Hall in San Diego’s Balboa Park from November 12 to 20 for nine performances only. The schedule isSaturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.; Thursday, November 17 at 8:00 p.m.; Friday, November 18 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, November 20 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale on October 14 at 12:00 noon and will be available at www.TheOldGlobe.org or (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623). Regular tickets are $10.00; students, Globe subscribers, and donors are $7.00; and groups of 15 or more are $7.00.

In alignment with the State of California, which has removed mask and vaccine requirements for indoor events, The Old Globe will not require patrons to provide proof of vaccination or to wear masks while attending shows or events. However, the theatre still strongly recommends mask-wearing while at the Globe, and patrons should feel comfortable wearing a mask anywhere on our campus if they choose

Major underwriting of The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program at The Old Globe is provided by Darlene Marcos Shiley. Additional support for the program is provided by the Globe Guilders, theDorothy Brown Endowment Fund, and the Louis Yager Cantwell Foundation. Financial support is provided by The City of San Diego. The Theodor and Audrey Geisel Fund provides leadership support for The Old Globe’s year-round activities.

Bios and photos of all participants can be found at www.TheOldGlobe.org/Press-Room.

A joint venture of the Globe and USD, the Shiley Graduate Theatre Program nationally recruits seven students each year to participate in an intensive two-year course of graduate study in classical theatre. Private funding for the Master of Fine Arts in Theatre program has been contributed through a generous endowment established by Donald and Darlene Shiley. Additional support for the program is provided by the Dorothy Brown Endowment Fund and the Louis Yager Cantwell Foundation.

The Tony Award–winning The Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional not-for-profit regional theatres. Now in its 88th 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 the Audrey S. Geisel 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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