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Press Release



SAN DIEGO (Jan. 28 2014)—The Old Globe’s Annual Meeting was held on January 27 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. After a reception in the Ottenstein Lobby, outgoing Old Globe Board Chair Harold W. Fuson, Jr. welcomed the Board of Directors and guests and announced the newly elected Board and Executive Committee members, including his successor as Board Chair, Elaine Bennett Darwin. Managing Director Michael G. Murphy gave an update on the Globe’s financial position and presented highlights of the 2013 fiscal year, and Artistic Director Barry Edelstein spoke about the artistic future of the Globe and its place in the San Diego community. The meeting was followed by a reception and dinner for the Board of Directors, Ambassadors, and Founders Level Donors at the Prado Ballroom in Balboa Park’s historic House of Hospitality.

It was announced that the 2014 Board of Directors’s Executive Committee will consist of Darwin (Chair), Fuson (Immediate Past Chair, Ex Officio), Vicki L. Zeiger (Vice Chair, Nominating), Peter J. Cooper (Vice Chair, Education), Anthony S. Thornley (Treasurer), Harvey P. White (Secretary; Past Chair, Ex Officio), Mary Beth Adderley, Valerie S. Cooper, Paula Powers, Conrad Prebys, Ann Steck (Chair, Finance), Karin Winner, Donald Cohn (Past Chair, Ex Officio), and Kathryn Hattox (Past Chair, Ex Officio).

Fuson also announced that the following candidates identified by the Globe’s Nominating Committee were formally elected to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors: Stephen P. Embry, Jack Galloway, Patricia Hodgkin, Mitzi Yates Lizárraga, and Tim Rafalovich. Current Board members who will begin new consecutive three-year terms in 2014 include Elizabeth Altman, Pamela Cesak, Nikki Clay, Pamela A. Farr, Karen Fox, Daphne Jameson, David L. Reagan, Jean Shekhter, Ann Steck, Evelyn Mack Truitt, and June Yoder. Board members Deni Jacobs, Julie Sullivan, and Jim Wening, whose terms of service concluded at the end of 2013, were honored for their outstanding commitment to The Old Globe.

The Old Globe’s Board of Directors also includes: Joseph Cohen, Ann Davies, Silvija Devine, Victor P. Gálvez, Jo Ann Kilty, Stacey LeVasseur Vasquez, Sheila Lipinsky, Ramin Pourteymour, Sandra Redman, Crystal Sargent, Steven Stuckey, Daniel Sullivan, Rhona Thompson, Debra Turner, Linda Van Vark, Jordine Von Wantoch, Pam Wagner, Lynne Wheeler, and Debbie Wilson.

After the meeting, the Board and guests adjourned to the Annual Meeting Reception and Dinner held in the Prado Ballroom. The celebratory evening featured a program of songs performed by several local actors as well as Angel Desai, one of the stars of The Winter’s Tale, which runs through March 16 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

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

CALENDAR: Bethany (1/25-2/23), The Winter’s Tale (2/8-3/16), Time and the Conways (3/29-5/4), Water by the Spoonful (4/12-5/11), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (5/17-6/22), Dog and Pony (5/28-6/29).

PHOTO EDITORS: Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at

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 over 75 years. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Michael G. Murphy, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 14 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, 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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