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Under a Baseball Sky Cast and Creative Announcement

The Old Globe
announces the full cast and creative team of
Under a Baseball Sky,
written by José Cruz González and
directed by Globe Resident Artist James Vásquez

Performances run
February 11 to March 12, 2023,
with the opening on Thursday, February 16

PHOTO EDITORS: Photos of Under a Baseball Sky can be found here.

SAN DIEGO (February 1, 2023) The Old Globe is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team for Under a Baseball Sky, written by José Cruz González and directed by James Vásquez. Performances begin February 11 and play through March 12, 2023, with the opening on Thursday, February 16 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in San Diego’s Balboa Park. Tickets are now on sale at www.TheOldGlobe.org.

From José Cruz González, author of American Mariachi, comes a Globe-commissioned story about baseball’s deep roots in the Mexican American community. When troublemaker Teo is put to work cleaning up a vacant lot belonging to his elderly neighbor, this unlikely pair forms a bond forged in history and America’s pastime. Inspired by San Diego’s Logan Heights neighborhood, and directed by Globe Resident Artist James Vásquez, this world premiere celebrates communities and individuals coming together to find hope, healing, love, and the occasional homerun.

“The last time José Cruz González and James Vásquez teamed up at the Globe, they gave us the beguiling and touching American Mariachi, and they’re back with another vivid and beautiful work,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “Under a Baseball Sky is a special play: it combines an engaging story of family and friendship with a rediscovery of a forgotten piece of San Diego history. Baseball had a huge presence in the Mexican American community here, and this play remembers the power of the sport to forge community and bring joy. I’m sure audiences will find it as enjoyable and exciting a night in theatre as I do.”

The cast for Under a Baseball Sky includes Ana Nicolle Chavez as Paloma, Laura Crotte as Elí, Diego Josef as Teo, Joseph Morales as Chava, and Cesar J. Rosado as Santiago.

Understudies include Jose Balistrieri, Marcel Ferrin, Luana Fontes, and Lorena Santana.

In addition to playwright José Cruz González and director James Vásquez, the creative team includes Anna Louizos (Scenic Design), Danielle Nieves (Costume Design), Rui Rita (Lighting Design), Leon Rothenberg (Sound Design), Caparelliotis Casting (Casting), and Jess Slocum (Production Stage Manager).

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

Under a Baseball Sky
will play in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in San Diego’s Balboa Park (1363 Old Globe Way). Performances for the five-week limited engagement run February 11 – March 12, 2023, with the official press opening Thursday, February 16 at 8:00 p.m. The performance schedule is Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays 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. Notes: A 2:00 p.m. matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, March 8, and only one performance scheduled for Saturday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623), or in person at The Old Globe’s Box Office in Balboa Park. Regular ticket prices start at $29. Total running time: one hour and 30 minutes (one act with no intermission). For additional information about Under a Baseball Sky, visit www.TheOldGlobe.org.

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

Under a Baseball Sky is supported by Major Production Sponsors Entravision, Hal and Pam Fuson, and Sheryl and Harvey White. Additional support is provided by Artist Sponsors Philip and Margarita Wilkinson (for playwright José Cruz González). Financial support for The Old Globe 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.

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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