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Maggie Walters(2023), Camilla Leonard(2023), and Jude Tibeau(2023) in PlayOn Shakespeare Macbeth
directed by Dawn M. Simmons  translation by Migdalia Cruz
photo by Mark Holmes

The Class of 2022 NYC IN PERSON Showcase coming soon! Tickets Available NOW!

The Old Globe University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program proudly presents the Class of 2022 Showcase! Catch this amazing class IN PERSON in NYC on September 19th! There will be two free showings at The Mainstage Theater, 416 W 42nd St New York, NY 10036. Tickets are available at our Eventbrite Profile! The showcase has a running time of 35 minutes. If you can't make our NYC showcase, please watch our VIRTUAL SHOWCASE anytime available via Breakdown services! Congratulations to this wonderful class of artists!

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MFA and GFA Announcement

SAN DIEGO (May 19, 2022) — The Old Globe announced a fall full of Shakespeare with the return of the Globe for All Tour, our free Shakespeare tour that reaches locations throughout San Diego County, now in its eighth year of making theatre matter to more people! The tour will run from Tuesday, November 1 through Sunday, November 20, with opening night on Thursday, November 3, 2022. The Globe will present Henry 5 in the run-up to the previously announced production of Henry 6 next year, which will mark the Globe’s completion of the entire Shakespeare canon during its 2023 Summer Shakespeare Festival. In addition, the talented students from The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program will present their M.F.A. fall showcase of Measure for Measure, directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg. This limited engagement will run from Saturday, November 12 through Sunday, November 20 2022. “It’s always exciting to announce The Old Globe’s next productions of Shakespeare, and these two shows are no exceptions,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “Measure for Measure, with its complex views of how gender and power intersect, feels more contemporary than ever at a moment when our society is reckoning with precisely these questions. Delicia Turner Sonnenberg’s production will be bracing, fresh, and alive, and the students in training at The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program will bring urgency and skill to this rich text. Henry 5 is particularly exciting this year, as the Globe prepares to produce its sequel, Henry 6, in the summer of 2023. Shakespeare’s most exacting look at war and its consequences is deeply interested in heroism, leadership, and the impact of war on the citizens of the countries that wage it, and touring this play to venues throughout our community will spark urgent and extraordinary conversations. This is what theatre is meant to do. All of us at the Globe are looking forward to sharing both of these wonderful productions with San Diego.” The Globe for All Tour company will bring this production to various economically, geographically, and culturally diverse communities throughout San Diego County, including Old Globe Community Partner venues from San Ysidro to Oceanside. The free-admission Globe for All Tour will run for three weeks. Venue dates, times, and locations will be announced at a later date. No tickets or registrations are required to attend the free, open performances in the community. Seating will be first-come, first-served and will depend on the venue’s capacity. More information will be available at www.TheOldGlobe.org at a later date. A joint venture of The Old Globe and the University of San Diego, the Shiley Graduate Theatre Program nationally recruits seven students each year to participate in an intensive two-year, year-round course of graduate study in classical theatre. In 1987, The Old Globe and the University of San Diego established a graduate acting program. The result has been one of the most acclaimed classical training programs in the United States, receiving hundreds of applications each year. It has become one of the most competitive graduate acting programs in the country. The program’s graduates have made their mark in the profession. They have performed extensively on and Off Broadway, in regional theatres, in feature films, and on television. They have also founded successful theatre companies, written award-winning plays and screenplays, and performed throughout Europe and Canada. One notable graduate is Jim Parsons, the Golden Globe and Emmy Award–winning star of “The Big Bang Theory.” Tickets for Measure for Measure will become available at www.TheOldGlobe.org or (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623) in the fall. Casting will be announced at a later date. Arts Engagement programs are supported in part by Price Philanthropies, Qualcomm, U.S. Bank, and Viasat. 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, the Dorothy 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. The Tony Award–winning The Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional not-for-profit regional theatres. Now in its 87th 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 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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Mala Cast and Creative Announcement

SAN DIEGO (April 22, 2022) — The Old Globe announced today the cast and creative team for Mala by Melinda Lopez (adaptation of Yerma, Becoming Cuba) and directed by David Dower (original production of Mala and Founding Artistic Director of ArtsEmerson). The Globe will present both English- and Spanish-language performances during the five-week limited engagement. Performances begin May 7 and run to June 12, 2022. The opening dates for Mala are Thursday, May 12 for the English performances featuring Lopez (Many Colors Make the Thunder King at Guthrie Theater) and Thursday, May 19 for the Spanish performances featuring Yadira Correa (Romeo and Juliet at The Old Globe). Correa will also serve as the understudy for the English performances. The production will play in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. For Mala tickets and a schedule of the Spanish and English performances, visit www.TheOldGlobe.org. She was always the good daughter. But now her mother, in the twilight of her life, calls her “mala”—bad to the core. Melinda Lopez’s funny, brutally honest, and ultimately cathartic solo play Mala is an irreverent exploration of how we live, cope, and survive in a challenging moment, and what happens when we strive to be good but don’t always succeed. TheaterMania calls it “deeply affecting,” while The Boston Globe named it “one of the best plays of the year. Piercingly honest and exquisitely moving.” “Mala is a gorgeous and touching play about caregiving, parenthood, and the cycle of life,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “Melinda Lopez has drawn on her own experiences to fashion a powerful solo show that’s life-affirming and deep. That she will be in San Diego to perform her own work is a gift to our audiences. But we’re also grateful for her translation of her play into Spanish, which will have a number of performances during Mala’s run, performed by a Globe family member, Yadira Correa. This will allow the Globe to deepen its commitment to serving the Spanish-speaking audiences of San Diego, an important part of our city and our constituency. We are happy to make this lovely piece of theatre, and excited to share it with the widest part of our community.” In addition to director David Dower, the creative team for the Globe’s production of Mala includes scenic design by Alexander V. Nichols, costume design by Faith A. James, lighting design by Jason Lynch, original music and sound design by Arshan Gailus, casting by Caparelliotis Casting, and production stage management by Jynelly Rosario. Mala, written by Melinda Lopez, originally opened in 2016 at ArtsEmerson in Boston. The world premiere was directed by David Dower and performed by Lopez. Mala 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 run May 7 – June 12, 2022, with the official English-performance press opening featuring Melinda Lopez on Thursday, May 12 at 8:00 p.m. and the Spanish-language performance press opening featuring Yadira Correa on Thursday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m. The English 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. The Old Globe will present Mala in Spanish on the following dates: Thursday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m.; Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 28 at 2:00 p.m.; Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m.; Friday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, June 12 at 2:00 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 Box Office in Balboa Park. Regular ticket prices start at $30. The Vicki and Carl Zeiger Insights Seminar, scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., will provide patrons an exploration of the themes and background of Mala from selected artistic company members. For additional information, visit www.TheOldGlobe.org. After its run on The Old Globe’s stage, Mala will embark on a invitation-only spring Globe for All Tour, which will visit multiple venues across the binational region. The tour will run from June 15 to June 19 and will perform in English at Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility and at the San Diego Rescue Mission; and in Spanish at the following venues: San Diego Rescue Mission, Lauderbach Park, Otay Mesa-Nestor Branch Library, and Centro Cultural de Tijuana (CECUT) in Tijuana, Mexico. Additional information on the binational partnership with CECUT will be announced at a later date. In alignment with the State of California, which has removed mask and vaccine requirements for indoor events, effective March 21, 2022, The Old Globe will not require patrons to provide proof of vaccination or to wear masks while attending shows or events in either our indoor or outdoor venues. 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. Mala is supported by production sponsor Globe Guilders. Mala is a recipient of a 2022 Social Impact Theatre Grant from The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation. 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. Spanish translation licensed by Audible. Bios and photos of all participants can be found 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 87th 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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Alumni, Erin E. Adams, author of JACKAL publishes book - release date this fall: Oct. 4th 2022

Erin E. Adams is a first-generation Haitian American writer and theatre artist. She received her BA with honors in literary arts from Brown University, her MFA in acting from The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, and her MFA in dramatic writing from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. An award-winning playwright and actor, Adams has called New York City home for the last decade. Jackal is her first novel. From Erin E. Adams newsletter: "JACKAL, my debut novel comes out on 10.4.22. That’s a little under four months away! So, think of this as my countdown to release day. First order of business, please allow me to introduce myself: My name is Erin E. Adams and I’m a novelist. Reader, those are words I couldn’t type this time two years ago. In the summer of 2020, like most of us, my life was in flux (to say the least). After a decade of being a professional actor, the industry had come to a standstill. My day job had furloughed me. My anxiety was in overdrive. I didn’t know what the next day would bring. But I knew I had time. Lots of it. And I finally had an idea of what to do with it. I started writing because I loved storytelling. I stopped writing because I was afraid. In my early twenties, writing was way too much responsibility. I’d survived my playwriting thesis and, post-graduation, I was supposed to be embarking on my next big project. Despite many valiant attempts, I stalled. I did this because deep down I knew that it was entirely up to me if something got written and finished. That was terrifying. I chose to pursue acting instead. Also risky, I know, but there is something about the collaborative nature of theatre that makes even lofty dreams seem achievable. So, I acted. For years. I got really good at it. I started writing again because I got sick of hearing “no”. As an actor, I ate rejection for breakfast. “You need more credits. You have too many credits. We’re going in a different direction. Not this time.” No matter the amount of daily intake, it doesn’t make rejection any less bitter. To relieve the sting, I said “yes” to myself. The act of making a story exist in the world was what I needed. I was providing the affirmation and that was enough. JACKAL showed up nightmare-first. I knew I had a story to tell about something in the woods. It was up to me to figure out what it was. There was something in the trees, sitting just out of sight, waiting for me to finally turn and look at it. Lucky for me, this was an idea that wasn’t easily ignored. Pieces of the book kept showing up, demanding to be written in notebooks, on napkins, in voice memos, and in fragmented word documents. I’d go for walks and snatches of prose would keep pace with me. All the while, two competing narrators vied for my attention. Both told me the same story from dramatically different perspectives. The book forming in my head was ambitious. It would demand every skill I had and more. I had no idea where to start, but one thing was clear. This story wasn’t going away until I finished it... Best, E"

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Cast and Creatives Announcement

SAN DIEGO (July 12, 2022) – The Old Globe is thrilled to announce the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Globe Resident Artist Patricia McGregor (The Old Globe’s Krapp’s Last Tape, Measure for Measure, Broadway’s 24 Hour Plays), who was recently named Artistic Director of New York Theatre Workshop, directs a cast of 20. The Bard’s beloved comedy is the concluding production of the Globe’s 2022 Summer Shakespeare Festival under the stars in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will begin performances on July 31 and run through September 4, 2022, with the opening on Saturday, August 6. Tickets are available at www.TheOldGlobe.org. Fall under the spell of Shakespeare’s most joyful and popular comedy. Filled with magic, humor, music, and spectacle, the merriment unfolds in an enchanted forest where fairies play tricks on unsuspecting lovers and bumbling actors are transformed beyond their wildest dreams. With a magic potion that grants love at first sight, anything can, and does, happen! “Patricia McGregor has graced San Diego and the Globe with her abundant talent for years now, and as she departs our city to become Artistic Director of the great and important New York Theatre Workshop, we can’t imagine a better curtain call than her amazing new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “Shakespeare is one of Patricia’s loves, and this magical, funny, and totally marvelous play will allow her abundant talents to flourish. From the romantic lovers to the winsome fairies to the slapstick ‘mechanicals,’ Midsummer is chock full of delights. It really is the perfect play for this director, and the perfect Shakespeare to experience under the starts on a balmy San Diego summer night. This is a show that’s certain to be unforgettable.” McGregor directs a cast of 20, which includes Karen Aldridge as Titania (Broadway’s Matilda The Musical, FX’s “Fargo”), Celeste Arias as Helena (The Old Globe’s Uncle Vanya, Off Broadway’s Anatomy of a Suicide), Paul James as Oberon (Showtime’s “I Love That for You,” Netflix’s “Soundtrack”), Jake Millgard as Bottom (The Old Globe’s Trouble in Mind, Macbeth), Victor Morris as Egeus (The Old Globe’s Trouble in Mind, Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Twelfth Night), Carter Piggee as Fairy (The Old Globe’s The Taming of the Shrew, MOXIE’s Ironbound), Christopher Michael Rivera as Puck (Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles’s Henry IV, Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Jamie Ann Romero as Hermia (Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Shakespeare in Love, Off Broadway’s Dracula), and Miki Vale as DJ (The Old Globe’s Globe for All Tour’s Measure for Measure, Shakespeare: Call and Response). The cast also includes students in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program: Brett Cassidy (Theseus, Mustardseed), Jacqui Dupré (Peaseblossom), Savannah Faye (Starveling), Komi M. Gbeblewou (Snout),Camilla Leonard (Hippolyta, Cobweb), Becca Lustgarten (Quince), Jeffrey Rashad (Demetrius), Bernadette Sefic (Lysander), Jude Tibeau (Snug, Fairy), Nathan VanAtta (Flute), and Maggie Walters (Moth, First Fairy). In addition to McGregor, the creative team includes scenic and costume design by David Israel Reynoso, lighting design by Stephen Strawbridge, sound design and additional music by Melanie Chen Cole, original music by Mike Vale, choreography by Paloma McGregor, vocal coach Emmelyn Thayer, fight consultation by Ka’imi Kuoha, fight consultation by Jake Millgard, casting by Alaine Alldaffer, CSA and Lisa Donadio, production stage manager Chandra R.M. Anthenill, and assistant stage manager Avery James Evans. The Old Globe’s 2022 Summer Shakespeare Festival kicked off last month with The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Shana Cooper. The Festival also features the Globe’s popular annual event Thinking Shakespeare Live!, hosted and directed by the Globe’s Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. This 90-minute exploration of the language of Shakespeare will be held on Sunday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will play in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre at The Old Globe in San Diego’s Balboa Park (1363 Old Globe Way). Performances play from July 31 through September 4, 2022, with the official opening on Saturday, August 6 at 8:00 p.m. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Schedule note: The performance on Sunday, September 4 will begin at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623), or at our Box Office in Balboa Park. Regular tickets prices start at $30.00. The Vicki and Carl Zeiger Insights Seminar, scheduled for Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 7:00 p.m., will provide patrons an exploration of the themes and background of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from selected artistic company members. For additional information, visit www.TheOldGlobe.org. 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 in either our indoor or outdoor venues. 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. A Midsummer Night’s Dreamis supported by lead production sponsor Darlene Marcos Shiley, with additional support from Ann Davies, Hal and Pam Fuson, Globe Guilders, The Estate of Ann Steck and Family, Gillian and Tony Thornley, Vicki and Carl Zeiger, and artist sponsors Sue and Edward “Duff” Sanderson (for director Patricia McGregor). This production is supported in part by the Jean and Gary Shekhter Fund for Classic Theatre.The Theodor and Audrey Geisel Fund provides leadership support for The Old Globe’s year-round activities. Financial support for The Old Globe is provided by The City of San Diego. Bios and photos of all participants can be found 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 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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The Taming of the Shrew Cast and Creative Announcement

SAN DIEGO (May 18, 2022) – The Old Globe is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Shana Cooper (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Chicago Shakespeare, Yale Rep) directs a cast of 20. The Bard’s popular comedy kicks off the return of the Globe’s Summer Shakespeare Festival under the stars at the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. The Taming of the Shrew will begin performances on June 5 and run through July 10, 2022, with the opening on Saturday, June 11. Tickets are available at www.TheOldGlobe.org. “After a two-year absence, Shakespeare returns to the Globe’s outdoor Festival stage with a riotous and deeply inventive new production of The Taming of the Shrew,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “One of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies, it’s given a fresh, modern, and wildly energetic production by Shana Cooper, a renowned interpreter of the Bard’s works. She takes the play very seriously even as she mines new levels of romance and laughter in its complex views of gender, power, and love. San Diego audiences will enjoy this Shrew under the stars, and we could not be happier to welcome them again.” “Come on, and kiss me, Kate.” Is anyone a match for the brash and strong-willed Katherine? The dashing adventurer Petruchio thinks he’s up to the challenge. Two of the sexiest figures in all of world theatre set off sparks in a clash of wills that is as bold as it is uproarious. Shakespeare’s masterful comedic take on “the battle of the sexes” turns everything we think about love, marriage, and gender on its head. Director Shana Cooper, brings to the Globe her daring and contemporary staging, which The New York Times praised as “an exhilarating new way to look at the comedy through modern eyes,” and The Wall Street Journal’s theatre critic called “the best Shrew I’ve ever reviewed.” An earlier version of this production of The Taming of the Shrew premiered at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Davis McCallum, Artistic Director; Kate Liberman, Managing Director) in June 2018. Cooper directs a cast of 20, which includes Armando Durán as Baptista (Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s A View from the Bridge), Felicity Jones Latta as Tranio (Broadway’s Metamorphoses), Orville Mendoza as Grumio (Broadway’s Pacific Overtures), Jesse J. Perez as Gremio (The Old Globe’s El Borracho, Romeo and Juliet), Cassia Thompson as Bianca (The Book Club Play), John Tufts as Hortensio, Biondello, and Merchant (Pride and Prejudice, Lucille Lortel nomination), James Udom as Petrucio (Joel Coen’s Macbeth with Denzel Washington, Lincoln Center’s The Rolling Stone), and Deborah Ann Woll as Katherine (Karen Page in Netflix’s “Daredevil,” Jessica Hamby in HBO’s “True Blood”). The cast also includes students in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program: Henian Boone (Vincentio, Ensemble), Brett Cassidy (Peter, Ensemble), Jacqui Dupré (Tailor, Nicholas, Ensemble), Savannah Faye as (Philip, Ensemble), Komi M. Gbeblewou (Nathaniel, Ensemble), Camilla Leonard (Ensemble), Becca Lustgarten (Widow, Joseph, Ensemble), Jeffrey Rashad (Haberdasher, Ensemble), Bernadette Sefic (Curtis, Police Officer, Ensemble), Jude Tibeau (Lucentio), Nathan VanAtta (Sugarsop, Police Officer, Ensemble), and Maggie Walters (Ensemble). In addition to Cooper, the creative team includes scenic design by Wilson Chin, costume design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting design by Stephen Strawbridge, sound design by Paul Peterson and Paul James Prendergast, original music by Paul James Prendergast, voice and text coach Ursula Meyer, movement consultant Tiffany Rachelle Stewart, casting by Alaine Alldaffer, CSA and Lisa Donadio, production stage manager Marie Jahelka, and assistant stage manager Kendra Stockton. The Old Globe’s 2022 Summer Shakespeare Festival will conclude with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Bard’s most joyful and popular comedy, which will be directed by Old Globe Resident Artist Patricia McGregor. Performances run July 31 through September 4, with the opening on Saturday, August 6. And the Globe’s popular annual event, Thinking Shakespeare Live!, hosted and directed by the Globe’s Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, will be held on Sunday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. The Taming of the Shrew will play in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre at The Old Globe in San Diego’s Balboa Park (1363 Old Globe Way). Performances play from June 5 through July 10, 2022, with the official opening on Saturday, June 11 at 8:00 p.m. The performance schedule is Tuesday through Sunday at 8:00 p.m. Schedule note: There will be no performance on Saturday, June 18. Tickets are available online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623), or at our Box Office in Balboa Park. Regular tickets prices start at $30.00. For additional information about The Taming of the Shrew, visit www.TheOldGlobe.org. 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 in either our indoor or outdoor venues. 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. The Taming of the Shrew is supported by lead production sponsor Darlene Marcos Shiley and production sponsors Diane Berol in memory of John Berol, Karen and Donald Cohn, Silvija and Brian Devine, The Conrad Prebys Foundation, Jean and Gary Shekhter, and the Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Fund, with additional artist sponsors The Lodge at Torrey Pines (for director Shana Cooper) and Lisa and Tom Pierce (for actor Deborah Ann Woll as Katherine). This production is supported in part by the Jean and Gary Shekhter Fund for Classic Theatre. 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 87th 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 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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Program Director, Jesse Perez in The Old Globe "El Borracho" Cast

SAN DIEGO (January 14, 2022) — The Old Globe announced today the cast and creative team for the world premiere of El Borracho by Tony Meneses (Guadalupe in the Guest Room) and directed by Edward Torres (world premiere of the critically acclaimed The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity). The five-week limited engagement, which began rehearsals today, runs from February 17 to March 20, 2022, with the opening on Thursday, February 24. El Borracho will play in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets go on sale January 21 and will be available at www.TheOldGlobe.org. In El Borracho, Raul is ill. He drinks, because he always drinks, just like el borracho on the lotería card. In his final months, Raul moves in with his ex-wife, who swore she’d never see him again, and their son, who’s longing to connect with his father at last. Developed as part of the Globe’s 2020 Powers New Voices Festival, the world premiere of Tony Meneses’s vibrant dramedy follows one family’s journey to come together so they can finally say goodbye. “El Borracho tells a story of family that sweeps from recrimination to redemption, suffused with music, vibrancy, and a great, great deal of love,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “Playwright Tony Meneses celebrates his Mexican American heritage as he brings it center stage and fuses it with forms we’re familiar with in American drama, forging something special that we’ve not seen before. The play’s characters are fresh and brilliant, and director Eddie Torres has assembled a company of actors and designers who breathe life into them and their story with immense talent and skill. They will launch our 2022 Season in our intimate Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in a beautiful way.” The cast for El Borrracho includes Matthew Martínez as David (Off Broadway’s Generation Rise), Zilah Mendoza as Alma (Off Broadway’s Living Out, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding Actress), and Jesse J. Perez as Raul (The Old Globe’s Romeo and Juliet,The Public Theater’s Party People). Understudies for El Borracho include Jose Balistrieri, Marcel Ferrin, Javier Guerrero, and Sandra Ruiz. In addition to director Edward Torres, the creative team for the Globe’s production of El Borracho includes scenic and costume design by David Israel Reynoso, lighting design by Mextly Couzin, original music and sound design by David R. Molina, guitar instruction by Heather Nation, movement consulting by Regina Fernandez, fight coordination by Jake Millgard, casting by Caparelliotis Casting, and production stage management by Jess Slocum. El Borracho 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 run February 17 – March 20, 2022, with the official press opening Thursday, February 24 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. Tickets go on sale January 21, 2022 and will be available online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623), or in person at our Box Office in Balboa Park. Regular ticket prices start at $29. An open-caption performance will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. El Borracho contains strong language. For additional information, visit www.TheOldGlobe.org. The Old Globe continues to prioritize the safety of its audiences, artists, and staff. All patrons who attend the El Borracho will be required to either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present proof of vaccination, or provide proof of the negative results of a COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of entering the theatre. Masks are required at all times while indoors. El Borracho is supported by production sponsors The Joseph Cohen and Martha Farish New Play Development Fund and Univision. 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. Bios and photos of all participants can be found 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 87th 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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