The Old Globe just began performances for Anna Christie, Eugene O'Neill's masterpiece about the knotty relationship between an old sailor and his estranged daughter. The production is directed by Daniel Goldstein, who is currently represented on Broadway with the hit revival of Godspell. Anna Christie will run through April 15, 2012 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run through March 14. Opening night is Thursday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. 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.
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Anna Christie is Eugene O'Neill's classic play about a weathered sailor and the daughter he hasn't seen in almost 20 years. Their new bond becomes strained when she falls in love with a young man whose seafaring life isn't what her father wants for her. When Anna reveals to both men the shameful secret she has been harboring, they must all come to terms with the harsh reality of her past. The Old Globe's acclaimed "Classics Up Close" series continues with this powerful play from one of America's greatest dramatists.
Jessica Love makes her Globe debut in the title role made famous on film by Greta Garbo and Austin Durant portrays her seafaring lover, Mat Burke. Broadway veteran Bill Buell plays her father Chris Christopherson. Love's recent credits include the World Premieres of When Tang Met Laika and Map of Heaven at The Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Durant most recently appeared in the smash-hit Broadway production of War Horse. Buell's Broadway credits include Equus, The History Boys, Inherit the Wind, Urinetown, 42nd Street, Titanic, The Who's Tommy, Big River, Annie and Anna Karenina. Real-life married couple Kristine Nielsen and Brent Langdon will play Marthy Owen and Larry, respectively. Nielsen has been seen on Broadway in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, To Be Or Not To Be, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Spring Awakening, A Streetcar Named Desire and The Iceman Cometh. Langdon appeared in the American Premiere of Howard Barker's The Europeans at Atlantic Theater Company and Couldn't Say at Abingdon Theatre Company.
TICKETS to Anna Christie 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 March 10 and continue through April 15. Ticket prices start at $29. Performance times: Previews: Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 14 at 7:00 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 is a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Wednesday, March 28 and no matinee performance on Saturday, March 31. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors and groups of 10 or more.
Photo Credit: Henry DiRocco