Photo Flash: THE WINTER'S TALE at The Old Globe
The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program opened William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale on Nov. 7. The production runs through Nov. 14 at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. Production photos have been released and appear below.
Directed by Ray Chambers, tickets to The Winter's Tale can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office.
One of Shakespeare's most intriguing romances, The Winter's Tale seamlessly blends the comic and the tragic, the epic and the intimate. From the savage tragedy of jealous Leontes in Sicilia, to the festive comedy of Perdita and Florizel in Bohemia, this dynamic play combines elements from each dramatic genre with Shakespeare's most searing poetry and a thrilling exploration of the healing, redemptive power of time.
The cast features Shirine Babb (Paulina), Ethan Stone (Antigonus, Servant, Lord from Bohemia), Adam Daveline (Shepherd, Cleomenes, Prison Keeper), Grayson DeJesus (Clown, 1st Lord, 2nd Guard), Ben Diskant (Autolycus, 2nd Lord), Christian Durso (Leontes), Andrew Hutcheson (Polixenes, Officer), Jesse Jensen (Florizel, 1st Guard, 1st Attendant), Rachael Jenison (Perdita), Allison Spratt Pearce (Time, 2nd Lady), Deborah Radloff (Archidamus, Mopsa, 1st Gentlewoman), Ryman Sneed (Hermione), Jonathan Spivey (Camillo, 2nd Attendant, Mariner), Bree Welch (Emilia, Dorcas) and Robby Young (Mamillius).
The creative team includes Sean Fanning (Scenic Design), Michelle Hunt Souza (Costume Design), Chris Rynne (Lighting Design), Kevin J. Anthenill (Sound Design), Jan Gist (Voice and Speech) and Natashja Kelly (Stage Manager).
A joint venture of The Old Globe and the University of San Diego, the Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Arts program nationally recruits seven students each year to participate in an intensive two-year, year-round course of graduate study in classical theatre. For additional information, visit www.globemfa.org.
Since first training with The Old Globe in the mid-eighties, director Ray Chambers has worked as a classical actor and director with numerous regional theaters across the country. For nearly two decades as an Associate Artist with the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Ray has worked as an actor, director, writer and instructor and served as Director of the Master of Fine Arts/Professional Actor Training Program at ASF from 2001-2009. Regional acting credits include title roles in Hamlet, The Count of Monte Cristo, Richard III, Coriolanus, King John, Henry V, Tartuffe and leading roles in Julius Caesar, The Winter's Tale, The Rivals, Henry IV, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Great Expectations, The Importance of Being Earnest and Saint Joan, among many others. Credits at the Globe include Antony and Cleopatra, The Comedy of Errors, The School for Scandal, Coriolanus, Love's Labours Lost, Hamlet and Macbeth. He has taught acting and classical text in master classes and workshops for universities and theaters around the country and has served as a national board member of the University/Resident Theatre Association.
TICKETS to The Winter's Tale 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 at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre begin on Nov. 7 and continue through Nov. 14. Tickets are $19. Performance times: Sunday, Nov. 7 at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11 at 8:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 13 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 14 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors and groups of 10 or more.
LOCATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego's Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available ($10). For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org.
CALENDAR: Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound (9/14-11/7), Welcome to Arroyo's (9/25-10/31), The Winter's Tale (11/7-11/14), Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (11/20-12/26), Jane Austen's Emma - A Musical Romantic Comedy (1/15-2/27), Death of a Salesman (1/22-2/27).
PHOTO EDITORS: Digital images of The Old Globe's productions are available at www.TheOldGlobe.org/pressroom.
The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country's leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego's flagship arts institution for 75 years. Under the direction of Executive Producer Louis G. Spisto, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre, the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre and the 612-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 theater's education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Catered Affair 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 theaters across the country.
Christian Durso as Leontes, Ryman Sneed as Hermione and Andrew Hutcheson
Cast of THE WINTER'S TALE
Shirine Babb as Paulina, Christian Durso as Leontes and Ryman Sneed