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Press Release: Camp David Cast and Creative Team

COMPLETE CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR
WEST COAST PREMIERE OF PULITZER PRIZE WINNER
LAWRENCE WRIGHT’S THRILLING NEW PLAY, CAMP DAVID;

ARENA STAGE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MOLLY SMITH TO DIRECT

RICHARD THOMAS Returns to the Globe After His Triumphant Appearance as Iago in OTHELLO, Joined by NED EISENBERG, HALLIE FOOTE, and Egyptian Film Star KHALED NABAWY

PERFORMANCES BEGIN MAY 13, WITH OPENING NIGHT ON MAY 20

DON’T MISS!
Globe Artistic Director BARRY EDELSTEIN
IN CONVERSATION with
LAWRENCE WRIGHT
on Thursday, April 21, at 6:00 p.m.

 

SAN DIEGO (March 2, 2016; updated April 26, 2016)—The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team as it presents the Arena Stage production of Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright’s thrilling new play Camp David, directed by Arena Stage’s artistic director, Molly Smith. The West Coast premiere of Camp David will play May 13 – June 19, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run May 13 – 19. Opening night is Friday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $29, currently available by subscription only, and will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 8 at 12 noon.

From The Twenty-seventh Man to Golda’s Balcony to Allegiance,The Old Globe boasts a rich legacy of exploring significant moments in recent history on its stages. Now a new play, Camp David, offers a you-are-there view of a great historical achievement whose legacy continues to resonate nearly 40 years later. In the tumultuous 1970s, Middle East peace seemed as remote a prospect as it does today. Yet during 13 extraordinary days in 1978, two world leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, under the watchful and sometimes exasperated eyes of U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, hammered out an agreement that inspired the entire world. Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright (The Looming Tower,HBO’s Going Clear) brings us a riveting and moving story filled with humor, insight, and surprises, as three very different men, each devoutly committed to his people and also to his faith, find that peace is possible and that hope is always the better choice.

Camp David had its world premiere at Washington, DC’s Arena Stage in 2014 and was seen in a special reading by its original cast in June 2016 as part of Carter Center Weekend in Vail, Colorado.

The cast includes Broadway veteran Ned Eisenberg (Awake and Sing!, Golden Boy) as Menachem Begin, Tony and Emmy Award nominee Hallie Foote (Dividing the Estate on Broadway and at the Globe) as Rosalynn Carter, award-winning Egyptian actor and activist Khaled Nabawy (Kingdom of Heaven, Fair Game) as Anwar Sadat, and Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas (Othello at the Globe, “The Waltons”) as Jimmy Carter. Rounding out the cast are San Diego actors Bryan Banville and Jon Maxwell (Marines).

The creative team includes Walt Spangler (Scenic Design), Paul Tazewell (Costume Design), Pat Collins (Lighting Design), David Van Tieghem (Original Music and Sound Design), Jeff Sugg (Projection Design), David Huber (Vocal Coach), Geoff Josselson, CSA (Casting), Susan R. White (Production Stage Manager), Peter Van Dyke (Stage Manager), and Gerald Rafshoon (Producer).

Camp David tells a story that’s forty years old and at the same time is as fresh as this morning’s headlines,” said Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “The issues that Carter, Begin, and Sadat wrestled with in 1978 still roil the Middle East today. Lawrence Wright’s exciting and moving play reminds us, in vividly theatrical terms, that peace is not some miracle but is instead the fruit of hard, risk-taking work by bold and visionary leaders. I am honored to have Wright at the Globe and to hold a public conversation with him. And I cannot wait to have the estimable Molly Smith’s extraordinary cast on our stage. In particular I’m delighted to introduce California audiences to a great international star in Khaled Nabawy, and I’m very, very happy to welcome my friend, the brilliant Richard Thomas, back to our stage. This is a special show, and I know San Diego will find it a powerful and entertaining evening in the theatre.”

The Old Globe will present a one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Lawrence Wright, on Thursday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. This sure-to-be-intriguing chat between Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Camp David playwright Lawrence Wright will explore the play; Wright’s research and book on Camp David; his work as a writer for stage, screen, and The New Yorker; and his insights into the contemporary Middle East.

Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Lawrence Wright will take place on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets will go on sale to subscribers only on Friday, March 11 at 12 noon, and to the general public on Friday, March 25 at 12 noon. Tickets are $7 for subscribers and full-time students and $10 for general audiences and 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.

Lawrence Wright (Playwright) is a longtime writer for The New Yorker and the author of nine books, including Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, which was recently adapted into an acclaimed HBO documentary. His most recent book, Thirteen Days in September, emerged from the play Camp David and was named by The New York Times as one of the 10 Best Books of 2014; listed as number 5 on Amazon.com’s Editors’ Picks for the Best Books of 2014; and made NPR’s list of 2014’s Great Reads, Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2014, and Publishers Weekly 10 Best Books of 2014. His book The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 won the Pulitzer Prize and was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 best nonfiction books ever written. He was the co-writer of the screenplay for the 1998 movie The Siege starring Denzel Washington and Annette Bening, and he also wrote Noriega: God’s Favorite starring Bob Hoskins for television. He has written and performed two one-man shows: My Trip to Al-Qaeda, which he performed Off Broadway and at The Kennedy Center in 2007, and which was made into a movie for HBO; and The Human Scale, which Wright performed in New York and Tel Aviv. His play Camp David received its world premiere at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, in 2014, and in the year prior Fallaci was staged by Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Wright lives in Austin, Texas, where he plays the keyboards in a blues band, WhoDo.

Molly Smith (Director) has served as Artistic Director of Arena Stage since 1998. Her directing credits there include Oliver!, The Originalist, Fiddler on the Roof, Camp David, Mother Courage and Her Children, Oklahoma!, A Moon for the Misbegotten, My Fair Lady, The Great White Hope, The Music Man, Orpheus Descending, Legacy of Light, The Women of Brewster Place, Cabaret, An American Daughter, South Pacific, Agamemnon and His Daughters, Coyote Builds North America, All My Sons,and How I Learned to Drive. Her directorial work has also been seen at the Shaw Festival in Canada, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, Centaur Theatre in Montreal, and Perseverance Theater in Juneau, Alaska, which she founded and ran from 1979 to 1998. Smith has been a leader in new play development for over 30 years. She is a great believer in first, second, and third productions of new works and has championed projects like How I Learned to Drive; Passion Play, a cycle;and Next to Normal. She has worked alongside playwrights Sarah Ruhl, Paula Vogel, Wendy Wasserstein, Lawrence Wright, Karen Zacarías, John Murrell, Eric Coble, Charles Randolph-Wright, and many others. She led the reinvention of Arena Stage, focusing on the architecture and creation of the Mead Center for American Theater and positioning Arena Stage as a national center for American artists. During her time with the company, Arena Stage has workshopped more than 100 productions, produced 36 world premieres, staged numerous second and third productions, and been an important part of nurturing seven projects that went on to have a life on Broadway. In 2014, Smith made her Broadway debut directing The Velocity of Autumn following its critically acclaimed run at Arena Stage. She was awarded honorary doctorates from American University and Towson University.

Camp David is supported in part through gifts from Production Sponsors Peter Cooper and Norman Blachford, Elaine and Dave Darwin, Pam Farr and Buford Alexander, and Hal and Pam Fuson, as well as Artist Sponsor Dan and Phyllis Epstein.

Camp David is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award and received support from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works program for the Arena Stage production.

TICKETS to Camp David start at $29; they are currently available by subscription only and will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 8 at 12 noon. 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. Performances begin on May 13 and continue through June 19. Performance times: Previews: Friday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00pm, Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m., and Thursday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m. Opening Night is Friday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. Regular Performances: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m., and Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. There will be a Wednesday matinee performance on June 8 at 2:00 p.m. and no matinee performance on Saturday, June 11. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors, military members, and groups of 10 or more.

Additional events taking place during the run of Camp David include:

INSIGHTS SEMINAR: Tuesday May 17, at 5:30 p.m.

The seminar series features a panel selected from the current show. Reception at 5:00 p.m. FREE

SUBJECT MATTERS: Saturday, May 21

Following the 2:00 p.m. performance, explore the ideas and issues raised by the production through brief, illuminating post-show discussions with local experts. FREE

POST-SHOW FORUMS: Tuesday, May 24, Tuesday, May 31, and Wednesday, June 8

Discuss the play with members of the cast and crew following the performance. FREE

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2015-2016 SEASON CALENDAR: The Metromaniacs (1/30-3/6), The Last Match (2/13-3/13), Rain (3/24-5/1), Constellations (4/9-5/8), Camp David (5/13-6/19), tokyo fish story (5/28-6/26), Macbeth (6/19-7/24), Sense and Sensibility (7/6-8/14), Meteor Shower (7/30-9/4), Love’s Labor’s Lost (8/14-9/18).

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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 Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Michael G. Murphy, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: 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 education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss’ 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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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM BIOGRAPHIES

Ned Eisenberg (Menachem Begin) has appeared on Broadway in Rocky, Golden Boy, Awake and Sing! (Drama Desk and Tony Awards for Revival of a Play), and The Green Bird. His Off Broadway credits include Finks (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Iago in Othello (Lucille Lortel Award nomination), Fagin in Oliver Twist, and the title role in King John (Theatre for a New Audience), Rocket to the Moon (The Peccadillo Theater Company), and Meshugah (Naked Angels). His regional credits include Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls (Long Wharf Theatre), The Middle of Nowhere (Prince Music Theater), Street Scene and Six Degrees of Separation (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Piece of My Heart (New York Stage and Film), and Broadway: Three Generations (The Kennedy Center). Eisenberg has appeared in the films Experimenter, Won’t Back Down, Limitless, Flags of Our Fathers, World Trade Center, and Million Dollar Baby. His television credits “The Good Wife,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Person of Interest,” “30 Rock,” “Blue Bloods,” “White Collar,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and include “Criminal Justice.” He is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and Naked Angels, as well as a Fox Foundation Fellowship grant recipient.

Hallie Foote (Rosalynn Carter) last appeared at the Globe in Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate. She was most recently seen in Horton Foote’s The Old Friends at Alley Theatre and Camp David at Arena Stage. Her Broadway credits include Dividing the Estate (Tony Award nomination). For Signature Theatre Company, she appeared in The Old Friends, Horton Foote’s masterwork The Orphans’ Home Cycle (co-production with Hartford Stage), The Trip to Bountiful (Lucille Lortel Award), The Last of the Thorntons, and the 1994-1995 season of Horton Foote plays—Talking Pictures, Night Seasons, and Laura Dennis (Drama Desk Award). Her other Off Broadway credits include Daisy Foote’s Him and When They Speak of Rita and Horton Foote’s The Day Emily Married (Primary Stages), The Roads to Home (The Lamb’s Theatre Company, Obie Award), and The Widow Claire (Circle in the Square Downtown). She has appeared in the films Paranormal Activity 3, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, On Valentine’s Day, 1918, Courtship, The Habitation of Dragons, and Alone. She served as producer of the Broadway revival of The Trip to Bountiful and the Showtime movie of Lily Dale, and she was executive producer of the Lifetime movie of The Trip to Bountiful.

Khaled Nabawy (Anwar Sadat), an Egyptian actor, director, and activist, graduated with honors in acting from the Academy of Arts in Cairo. Nabawy burst onto the Egyptian cinema scene in legendary director Youssef Chahine’s film Al-mohager (The Emigrant), earning him the All African Film Award for Best Actor and garnering the attention of audiences and the respect of film critics. He went on to collaborate on two of Chahine’s subsequent films. Nabawy has won multiple awards for his work in Egypt including Best Supporting Actor at the Cairo International Film Festival in 1998 and Best Young Actor at the 100 Years of Cinema Film Festival in 1996. After great success in Egypt, starring in more than 20 films and 10 television series along with three theatrical plays, Nabawy earned his first Hollywood role in Ridley Scott’s 2005 blockbuster film Kingdom of Heaven, making him the first Arab leading actor to join Hollywood cinema since the great Omar Sharif. In 2010 he worked alongside Sean Penn and Naomi Watts in the critically acclaimed and award-winning film Fair Game, followed by the movie The Citizen, about 9/11. He made his theatrical debut in the U.S. last March in Camp David at Arena Stage in Washington, DC.

Richard Thomas (Jimmy Carter) recently starred as Iago in Othello for the Globe’s 2014 Summer Shakespeare Festival. He starred in the award-winning series “The Waltons,” for which he won an Emmy Award for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and has continued to star in series, films, plays, and over 50 movies for television. His theatre career began at age seven in 1958 with Broadway’s Sunrise at Campobello and continued with Fifth of July, The Seagull, The Front Page, Tiny Alice, Peer Gynt, Richard II, Richard III, Hamlet, The Stendhal Syndrome, Democracy, A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, 12 Angry Men (national Broadway tour), Terrence McNally’s Unusual Acts of Devotion, and David Mamet’s Race, as well as Timon of Athens (The Public Theater), Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays (Minetta Lane Theatre), and An Enemy of the People (Manhattan Theatre Club). Thomas also starred in “Just Cause,” “It’s a Miracle,” and “The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson.” His television films include Stephen King’s Nightmares & Dreamscapes and It, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Silence, The Red Badge of Courage, The Master of Ballantrae, Johnny Belinda, Berlin Tunnel 21, Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story, Hobson’s Choice, Roots: The Next Generations, Go Toward the Light, In the Name of the People, The Christmas Secret, Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Annie’s Point, Wild Hearts, and Hallmark’s Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Thomas produced What Love Sees and For All Time for television, and he can currently be seen as Agent Frank Gaad on FX’s “The Americans.” He appeared in the films The Wonder Boys, Battle Beyond the Stars, The Todd Killings, Last Summer, Winning, Red Sky at Morning, Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock, and the forthcoming Anesthesia. Thomas created the role of Jimmy Carter in Camp David at Arena Stage and was most recently seen in You Can’t Take It with You on Broadway and Incident at Vichy at Signature Theatre Company in New York.

Bryan Banville (Marine) is thrilled to return to The Old Globe where he kicked off his theatre career in Anna Christie. His other credits include Untitled Hunter S. Thompson Project workshop (La Jolla Playhouse), Violet (San Diego Repertory Theatre), Ragtime, Singin’ in the Rain, and La Cage Aux Folles (San Diego Musical Theatre), Forever Plaid (Farmers Alley Theatre), The Music Man, Spamalot, Mary Poppins, and Catch Me If You Can (Moonlight Stage Productions), The Rocky Horror Show, My Fair Lady, Assassins, and Man of La Mancha (Cygnet Theatre Company), Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings (New Village Arts), Passion (ion theatre company), and mixtape (Lamb’s Players Theatre). He will next appear in Titanic at Moonlight Stage Productions.

Jon Maxwell (Marine) has appeared on stage in A Feminine Ending and Crimes of the Heart (Scripps Ranch Theatre), The Country Club (OnStage Playhouse), Arsenic and Old Lace (Avo Playhouse), The Taming of The Shrew (Coronado Playhouse), and Cyrano de Bergerac and A Christmas Carol (2nd Space Theatre).

Lawrence Wright (Playwright) is a longtime writer for The New Yorker and the author of nine books, including Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, which was recently adapted into an acclaimed HBO documentary. His most recent book, Thirteen Days in September, emerged from the play Camp David and was named by The New York Times as one of the 10 Best Books of 2014; listed as number 5 on Amazon.com’s Editors’ Picks for the Best Books of 2014; and made NPR’s list of 2014’s Great Reads, Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Nonfiction Books of 2014, and Publishers Weekly 10 Best Books of 2014. His book The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 won the Pulitzer Prize and was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 best nonfiction books ever written. He was the co-writer of the screenplay for the 1998 movie The Siege starring Denzel Washington and Annette Bening, and he also wrote Noriega: God’s Favorite starring Bob Hoskins for television. He has written and performed two one-man shows: My Trip to Al-Qaeda, which he performed Off Broadway and at The Kennedy Center in 2007, and which was made into a movie for HBO; and The Human Scale, which Wright performed in New York and Tel Aviv. His play Camp David received its world premiere at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, in 2014, and in the year prior Fallaci was staged by Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Wright lives in Austin, Texas, where he plays the keyboards in a blues band, WhoDo.

Molly Smith (Director) has served as Artistic Director of Arena Stage since 1998. Her directing credits there include Oliver!, The Originalist, Fiddler on the Roof, Camp David, Mother Courage and Her Children, Oklahoma!, A Moon for the Misbegotten, My Fair Lady, The Great White Hope, The Music Man, Orpheus Descending, Legacy of Light, The Women of Brewster Place, Cabaret, An American Daughter, South Pacific, Agamemnon and His Daughters, Coyote Builds North America, All My Sons,and How I Learned to Drive. Her directorial work has also been seen at the Shaw Festival in Canada, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, Centaur Theatre in Montreal, and Perseverance Theater in Juneau, Alaska, which she founded and ran from 1979 to 1998. Smith has been a leader in new play development for over 30 years. She is a great believer in first, second, and third productions of new works and has championed projects like How I Learned to Drive; Passion Play, a cycle;and Next to Normal. She has worked alongside playwrights Sarah Ruhl, Paula Vogel, Wendy Wasserstein, Lawrence Wright, Karen Zacarías, John Murrell, Eric Coble, Charles Randolph-Wright, and many others. She led the reinvention of Arena Stage, focusing on the architecture and creation of the Mead Center for American Theater and positioning Arena Stage as a national center for American artists. During her time with the company, Arena Stage has workshopped more than 100 productions, produced 36 world premieres, staged numerous second and third productions, and been an important part of nurturing seven projects that went on to have a life on Broadway. In 2014, Smith made her Broadway debut directing The Velocity of Autumn following its critically acclaimed run at Arena Stage. She was awarded honorary doctorates from American University and Towson University.

Walt Spangler (Scenic Design) makes his Globe debut with Camp David. He has designed over 200 productions in New York, across the nation, and around the world. His Broadway credits include Tuck Everlasting, Desire Under the Elms, Hollywood Arms, Scandalous, and A Christmas Story, The Musical.

Paul Tazewell (Costume Design) previously designed the Globe productions of The First Wives Club — A New Musical and Thunder Knocking at the Door. His Broadway credits include Hamilton, Side Show, Memphis (Tony Award nomination), A Streetcar Named Desire (Tony Award nomination), Jesus Christ Superstar, In the Heights (Tony Award nomination), Guys and Dolls, The Color Purple (Tony Award nomination), Elaine Stritch at Liberty, Caroline or Change, and Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk (Tony Award nomination). He designed the costumes for NBC’s The Wiz Live! He has also designed numerous productions for La Jolla Playhouse including Side Show, His Girl Friday, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Memphis, and Jesus Christ Superstar. For Arena Stage, he has designed Camelot (Helen Hayes Award), Guys and Dolls, The Women of Brewster Place, The Women, The African Company Presents Richard III (Helen Hayes Award), and many others. His other Washington, DC, credits include the costumes for Side Show and Carnival for The Kennedy Center, Showboat and Porgy and Bess at Washington National Opera, and Peer Gynt (Helen Hayes Award) for Shakespeare Theatre Company. Tazewell’s opera credits include Charles Gounod’s Faust for The Metropolitan Opera and English National Opera, Magdelena for Théâtre du Châtelet, Margaret Garner for Michigan Opera Theatre, and Little Women for New York City Opera.

Pat Collins (Lighting Design) has designed the Globe productions of Twelfth Night, Cymbeline,and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Her Broadway credits include Orphans, Good People, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Doubt (Tony Award nomination), Sight Unseen, Proof, A Moon for the Misbegotten, A Delicate Balance, The Sisters Rosensweig, Conversations with My Father, The Heidi Chronicles, I’m Not Rappaport (Tony Award), Execution of Justice (Drama Desk Award), the original and 1988 revival of Ain’t Misbehavin’, Once Upon a Mattress, An American Daughter,and many more. Her Lincoln Center Theater credits include Third, Ten Unknowns, Death and the King’s Horseman, The Threepenny Opera (Tony nomination), The Floating Lightbulb,and Measure for Measure. Her Off Broadway credits include The Foreigner, Doubt, Burn This, Quartermaine’s Terms, How I Got That Story,and A Life in the Theatre. Collins has designed lighting at theatres throughout the country, including Arena Stage, Mark Taper Forum, McCarter Theatre Center, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, Alley Theatre, Center Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Goodman Theatre, American Repertory Theater, and Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. She has also designed for Wagner’s Ring Cycle at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and over 100 productions for opera companies throughout the world.

David Van Tieghem (Original Music and Sound Design) has worked on the Broadway productions of Doubt, The Gin Game, The Lyons, Romeo and Juliet, The Big Knife, Born Yesterday, Arcadia, The Normal Heart, An Enemy of the People, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, A Behanding in Spokane, A Man for All Seasons, Inherit the Wind, Frozen, After Miss Julie, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Crucible, Three Days of Rain,and The Best Man. His Off Broadway credits include Wit, The Piano Lesson, Through a Glass Darkly, How I Learned to Drive, The Grey Zone, and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. Van Tieghem’s film and television credits include include Buried Prayers and Working Girls, as well as work withPenn & Teller and The Wooster Group. His credits for dance include Twyla Tharp, Pilobolus, Doug Varone, Elizabeth Streb, Elisa Monte, and Michael Moschen. Van Tieghem was a percussionist with Laurie Anderson, Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and Steve Reich. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship and Drama Desk, Obie, Bessie, Eddy, and Lucille Lortel Awards and nominations. His CDs include Thrown for a Loop, Strange Cargo, Safety in Numbers,and These Things Happen.

Jeff Sugg (Projection Design) is a Brooklyn-based designer and multi-award winner. His Broadway credits include Lincoln Center Theater’s Macbeth, A Time to Kill, Bring It On: The Musical, Magic/Bird, and 33 Variations. His Off Broadway credits include The Fortress of Solitude, An Octoroon, This Clement World, Tribes, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, and The Accidental Trilogy. He designed regional productions of Domesticated and Marie Antoinette (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Sweat (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Arena Stage), Camp David (Arena Stage), and Five Guys Named Moe (Arena Stage, Cleveland Play House). Sugg’s credits in music include Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning composition Anthracite Fields and Prince’s appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” He has received the Lucille Lortel Award and Obie Award (The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island), Bessie Award (Must Don’t Whip ’Um), and two Henry Hewes Design Awards (Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, 33 Variations).

Geoff Josselson (Casting) is a New York-based casting director whose work includes productions for Broadway, Off Broadway, and major New York and regional theatre companies, including Arena Stage, Barrington Stage Company, Bay Street Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Cleveland Play House, Denver Center Theatre Company, The Marriott Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Paramount Theatre, San Francisco Symphony, Sharon Playhouse, and York Theatre Company. He is responsible for casting the Broadway production of The Velocity of Autumn starring Estelle Parsons (2014 Tony Award nominee for Best Actress in a Play) and many other acclaimed New York productions, including Southern Comfort (The Public Theater), Yank! and Enter Laughing (York Theatre Company), Pretty Filthy (The Civilians), John and Jen (Keen Company), Himself and Nora (Minetta Lane Theatre), Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man (Off Broadway), Altar Boyz (Off Broadway and tour), Septimus and Clarissa (Ripe Time), and national tours for Disney and Nickelodeon. He teaches master classes around the country and is on faculty at CAP21 Musical Theatre Conservatory.

Susan R. White (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be a part of The Old Globe’s season and to be working, once again, with director Molly Smith. White is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Peter Van Dyke (Stage Manager – May 22 to June 19) has been a stage manager for over 50 productions at The Old Globe, beginning with Foxfire in the former Cassius Carter Centre Stage in 1984 and most recently Double Indemnity in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. Some of his other notable shows include Waiting for Godot, Falsettos, Forever Plaid, Blues in the Night, Pride’s Crossing, Cowgirls, and nine Shakespeare plays, including Jack O’Brien’s monumental Henry IV. Born in Chicago and raised on a dairy farm in Wisconsin, Van Dyke has been a San Diegan since 1989. He has stage managed at Denver Center Theatre Company, Arizona Theatre Company, Pasadena Playhouse, Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and Mark Taper Forum. He has been the production stage manager of The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Wicked, Million Dollar Quartet,and Kinky Boots on tour, playing over 100 cities in 36 states and five provinces of Canada, as well as Seoul and Shanghai.

Chandra R.M. Anthenill (Assistant Stage Manager) recently worked on the Globe production of The Comedy of Errors. Her credits as production stage manager include R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE, Outside Mullingar, The Oldest Boy, Everybody’s Talkin’: The Music of Harry Nilsson, Oedipus El Rey, Honky, and A Weekend with Pablo Picasso (San Diego Repertory Theatre), Sons of the Prophet, True West, Fool for Love, Spring Awakening, A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play, Assassins, and Company (Cygnet Theatre Company), Twelfth Night (Lamb’s Players Theatre), and Pippin (Diversionary Theatre). Her credits as assistant stage manager include In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, The Who’s Tommy, Walter Cronkite is Dead, Tortilla Curtain, Zoot Suit, and A Hammer, A Bell, and A Song to Sing (San Diego Repertory Theatre) and Dirty Blonde (Cygnet Theatre Company). Anthenill is a proud member of Actors’ Equity.

Gerald Rafshoon (Producer) went from the White House into producing motion pictures and television films. He has won two Emmy Awards (Outstanding Miniseries for Joseph and Best News Documentary for Decisions That Shook the World). Rafshoon also produced a 40-hour international television series of biblical epics, including the Emmy nominated Moses starring Ben Kingsley. Other films he has produced include The Nightmare Years starring Sam Waterston and Running Mates with Laura Linney, Tom Selleck, and Faye Dunaway. Rafshoon conceived the idea of a Camp David play based on his experience at the actual conference, serving as Assistant to President Carter and White House Communications Director.

 

West Coast Premiere

CAMP DAVID

The Old Globe presents the Arena Stage production

By Lawrence Wright

Directed by Molly Smith

RUNS: May 13 – June 19, 2016

Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $29, on sale to the general public on Friday, April 8 at 12 noon.

SYNOPSIS: From The Twenty-seventh Man to Golda’s Balcony to Allegiance,The Old Globe boasts a rich legacy of exploring significant moments in history on its stages. Now a new play, Camp David, offers a you-are-there view of a great historical achievement whose legacy continues to resonate nearly 40 years later. In the tumultuous 1970s, Middle East peace seemed as remote a prospect as it does today. Yet during 13 extraordinary days in 1978, two world leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, under the watchful and sometimes exasperated eyes of U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, hammered out an agreement that inspired the entire world. Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright (The Looming Tower,HBO’s Going Clear) brings us a riveting and moving story filled with humor, insight, and surprises, as three very different men, each devoutly committed to his faith find that peace is possible and that hope is always the better choice.

CAST: Ned Eisenberg (Menachem Begin), Hallie Foote (Rosalynn Carter), Khaled Nabawy (Anwar Sadat), Richard Thomas (Jimmy Carter), with Bryan Banville and Jon Maxwell (Marines)

CREATIVE TEAM: Walt Spangler (Scenic Design), Paul Tazewell (Costume Design), Pat Collins (Lighting Design), David Van Tieghem (Original Music and Sound Design), Jeff Sugg (Projection Design), David Huber (Vocal Coach), Geoff Josselson, CSA (Casting), Susan R. White (Production Stage Manager), Peter Van Dyke (Stage Manager), Gerald Rafshoon (Producer)

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, pre-paid with your evening ticket in the Zoo Employee Parking structure ($20).

PHOTOS: Digital images of Globe productions are available at TheOldGlobe.org/pressroom.

PRESS CONTACTS:

Susan Chicoine (619) 238-0043 x2352 / 325-9416
   schicoine@TheOldGlobe.org

Mike Hausberg (619) 238-0043 x2355
   mhausberg@TheOldGlobe.org

PREVIEW PERFORMANCES:

May 13 FRI 8:00pm

May 14 SAT 8:00pm

May 15 SUN 7:00pm

May 17 TUE 7:00pm (Insights Seminar)

May 18 WED 7:00pm

May 19 THU 8:00pm

OPENING NIGHT: May 20 FRI 8:00pm

REGULAR PERFORMANCES:

May 21 SAT 2:00pm (Subject Matters)

May 21 SAT 8:00pm

May 22 SUN 2:00pm

May 22 SUN 7:00pm

May 24 TUE 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)

May 25 WED 7:00pm

May 26 THU 8:00pm

May 27 FRI 8:00pm

May 28  SAT 2:00pm

May 28  SAT 8:00pm

May 29  SUN 2:00pm

May 29 SUN 7:00pm

May 31 TUE 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)

June 1 WED 7:00pm

June 2 THU 8:00pm

June 3 FRI 8:00pm

June 4 SAT 2:00pm

June 4 SAT 8:00pm

June 5 SUN 2:00pm

June 5 SUN 7:00pm

June 7 TUE 7:00pm

June 8 WED 2:00pm

June 8 WED 7:00pm (Post-Show Forum)

June 9 THU 8:00pm

June 10 FRI 8:00pm

June 11 SAT 8:00pm

June 12 SUN 2:00pm

June 12 SUN 7:00pm

June 14 TUE 7:00pm

June 15 WED 7:00pm

June 16 THU 8:00pm

June 17 FRI 8:00pm

June 18 SAT 2:00pm

June 18 SAT 8:00pm

June 19 SUN 2:00pm

June 19 SUN 7:00pm

BARRY EDELSTEIN IN CONVERSATION WITH LAWRENCE WRIGHT: April 21 at 6:00 p.m.
Explores the play; Wright’s research and book on Camp David; his work as a writer for stage, screen, and The New Yorker; and his insights into the contemporary Middle East.

INSIGHTS SEMINAR: May 17, at 5:30 p.m.
The seminar series features a panel selected from the current show. Reception at 5:00 p.m. FREE

SUBJECT MATTERS: May 21
Following the 2:00 p.m. performance, explore the ideas and issues raised by the production through brief, illuminating post-show discussions with local experts. FREE

POST-SHOW FORUMS: May 24, May 31, and June 8
Discuss the play with members of the cast and crew following the performance. FREE