The Old Globe Announces TWELFTH NIGHT Cast & Creative Team

Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, running Nov. 6 - Nov. 13 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Nov. 6 at 7:00 p.m. Directed by Richard Seer, tickets to Twelfth Night can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office.

Shipwrecked on the rocky coast of Illyria, the lovely and plucky Viola disguises herself as a man to protect her honor in this strange land and finds employment as a page in the court of the lovesick Duke Orsino. But just as Viola falls in love with her new boss, the beautiful Olivia - whom Orsino is pursuing - finds herself attracted to this new young man, who's really Viola in disguise. Meanwhile, the servant Maria and the drunken Sir Toby Belch conspire to enact a riotous revenge on the hilariously presumptuous servant Malvolio. This magical comedy is filled with Shakespeare's most indelible comedic characters and sidesplitting situations.

The cast features Matt Bellows (Captain, Priest, Officer), Adam Daveline (Toby), Jeremy Fisher (Sebastian), Rachael Jenison (Maria), Jesse Jensen (Feste), Danielle O'Farrell (Fabian), Allison Spratt Pearce (Viola), Deborah Radloff (Olivia), Stephanie Roetzel (Curio, Olivia's Lady), Christopher Salazar (Orsino), Jonathan Spivey (Malvolio), Whitney Wakimoto (Antonia) and Sean-Michael Wilkinson (Andrew).

The creative team includes Sean Fanning (Scenic Design), Michelle Hunt Souza (Costume Design), Chris Rynne (Lighting Design), Kevin J. Anthenill (Sound Design and Original Music), Jan Gist (Voice Coach), Liz Shipman (Movement), George Yé (Stage Combat), Abraham Stoll (Dramaturg), Ray Chambers (Text Coach), Nicole Ries (Stage Manager), Jamie Gillcrist (Assistant Stage Manager) and Lindsey Roth (Assistant Director).

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.

Director Richard Seer is an award-winning director and actor and has directed and/or performed on Broadway, Off Broadway, on film and television and in over 70 productions at regional theaters in this country and Great Britain, including The Kennedy Center, Goodman Theatre, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Brooklyn Academy Of Music, Huntington Theatre Company, Playwrights Theater, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Studio Arena Theater, Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Sybil Thorndike Theatre in England. He originated the role of Young Charlie in the 1978 Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Hugh Leonard's Da and received the Theatre World Award for his performance. At The Old Globe, he has directed productions of Life of Riley, The Last Romance, The Price, Romeo and Juliet, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Trying, Fiction, Blue/Orange (San Diego Critics Circle Award), All My Sons, Da and Old Wicked Songs (Patté Award). Recent directing assignments also include Third (Huntington Theatre Company) and Sonia Flew (San Jose Repertory Theatre). He received his M.F.A. in directing from Boston University, where he was awarded the prestigious Kahn Directing Award in 1985. In 1990, Seer was invited to return to Boston University's School for the Arts as an Associate Professor of Acting and Directing. He has been Director of The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program since 1993. In 2010, he was awarded the Craig Noel Distinguished Professorship.

TICKETS to Twelfth Night 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. 6 and continue through Nov. 13. Tickets are $19. Performance times: Sunday, Nov. 6 at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10 at 8:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Discounts are available for full-time students, 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.

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 and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, which are 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 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.

 

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