The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, running Nov. 10 – Nov. 18 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Nov. 10 at 8:00 p.m. Directed by Ray Chambers, tickets to Measure for Measure can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office.
The Duke of Vienna has handed the reins of his government to Angelo, only to discover that Angelo's rigid adherence to the law is tainted with hypocrisy. A young nobleman, Claudio, is sentenced to death for premarital relations with a woman to whom he is betrothed. His fate is thrust into the hands of his sister, Isabella, who now must choose between her brother's life and her own salvation. Wickedly comic and strangely tender, Measure for Measure is one of Shakespeare's most powerful plays.
The cast features Erin Elizabeth Adams (Juliet), Matthew Bellows (Angelo), Meaghan Boeing (Mistress Overdone, Lady of the Court), Jeremy Fisher (Lucio), Adam Gerber (Claudio), Kushtrim Hoxha (Elbow, Gentleman, Barnardine), Stephen Hu (Provost), Allison Layman (Francisca, Angelo's Attendant, Kate Keepdown), Danielle O'Farrell (Escalus), Stephanie Roetzel (Mariana), Christopher Salazar (Duke Vincentio), Robbie Simpson (Froth, Gentleman, Abhorson), Whitney Wakimoto (Isabella) and Sean-Michael Wilkinson (Pompey, Friar Peter).
The creative team includes Sean Fanning (Scenic Design), Elisa Benzoni (Costume Design), Chris Rynne (Lighting Design), Kevin Anthenill (Sound Design), Jan Gist (Vocal Coach), Brian Byrnes (Movement), Abraham Stoll (Dramaturg), Nicole Ries (Stage Manager) and Stephanie Larson (Assistant 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-1980s, 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, Chambers 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. His 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. His credits at The Old Globe include Life of Riley, 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 Measure for Measure 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. 10 and continue through Nov. 18. Tickets are $19. Performance times: Saturday, Nov. 10 at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15 at 8:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Discounts are available for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more.