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THE OLD GLOBE ANNOUNCES THE CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM
AS THE 2014 SUMMER SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL CONTINUES WITH
THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA,
HELMED BY OLD GLOBE ALUMNUS AND RENOWNED DIRECTOR
MARK LAMOS


Performances Run August 10 – September 14,
with Opening Night on Saturday, August 16 at 8:00 p.m.

SAN DIEGO (July 22, 2014)—The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Renowned director, Globe alumnus, and Tony Award nominee Mark Lamos (Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Pentecost, Resurrection Blues) returns to the Globe with one of Shakespeare’s most delightful and boisterous comedies. The final production of the 2014 Summer Season will be presented in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, August 10 – September 14, 2014.

The acting company includes Britney Coleman (Silvia), Arthur Hanket (Antonio, Dancing Master, Outlaw 2), Adam Kantor (Proteus), Mark Pinter (Duke, Fencing Master), Hubert Point-Du Jour (Valentine), Rusty Ross (Speed), Richard Ruiz (Launce), and Kristin Villanueva (Julia). Joining them are Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program actors Erin Elizabeth Adams (Lucetta), Lindsay Brill (Silvia’s Page), Lowell Byers (Turio), Jamal Douglas (Servant to Antonio, Musician, Outlaw 3), Adam Gerber (Sir Eglamour), Kushtrim Hoxha (Panthino), Tyler Kent (Host), Robbie Simpson (Dancing Instructor to Silvia, Musician), and Patrick Zeller (Outlaw 1); and Ensemble members Meaghan Boeing, Charlotte Bydwell, Stephen Hu, Allison Layman, and Megan M. Storti. Khloe Jezbera joins the cast as Crab.

The creative team includes John Arnone (Scenic Design), Linda Cho (Costume Design; 2014 Tony Award winner for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Stephen Strawbridge (Lighting Design), Acme Sound Partners (Sound Design), Fitz Patton (Original Music), Jeff Michael Rebudal (Movement), Mike Rossmy (Fight Director), David Huber (Voice and Text Coach), Tara Rubin Casting (Casting), and Bret Torbeck (Stage Manager).

Best friends Valentine and Proteus travel to the big city to seek their fortunes only to find themselves rivals, both madly in love with the beautiful Silvia, daughter of Milan’s most powerful duke. A fast-paced, exuberant tale of friendship, romance, and secret identities, featuring a band of outlaws, two bumbling servants, and one unforgettable dog.

“The Globe’s 2014 Shakespeare Festival got off to a roaring start with our hit production of Othello, one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies. Now we switch gears into uproarious comedy with The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” said Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “Director Mark Lamos, one of our country’s most gifted Shakespeareans, finds in this beguiling play all the brightest energies of youth, and his crack cast delivers the play with huge heart and joy. I look forward to treating San Diego to this delightful summer confection.”

Mark Lamos (Director) previously directed The Old Globe’s productions of Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Pentecost, and Resurrection Blues. He is the Artistic Director of Westport Country Playhouse, where he has directed The Dining Room, the world premiere of Harbor, which transferred to New York’s Primary Stages, and Into the Woods, among others since 2008. His New York credits include The Rivals, Big Bill, Seascape, Cymbeline, and Measure for Measure (Lucille Lortel Award), all for Lincoln Center Theater, as well as The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm, The Deep Blue Sea, and Our Country’s Good (Tony Award nomination). He has directed the Off Broadway productions of The End of the Day (Playwrights Horizons), Thief River (Signature Theatre Company), Love’s Fire (The Public Theater/The Acting Company), As You Like It (Shakespeare in the Park, The Public Theater), and Indian Blood, Buffalo Gal, and Black Tie (Primary Stages). He also served as Artistic Director of Hartford Stage, which won the 1989 Regional Theatre Tony Award during his tenure. His other theater credits include The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.’s Ford’s Theatre, Canada’s Stratford Festival, Guthrie Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, D.C.’s The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Moscow’s Pushkin Drama Theatre, where he was the first American to direct in the former Soviet Union. His opera credits include I Lombardi and Wozzeck (both televised for “Great Performances”), the world premiere of The Great Gatsby and Adriana Lecouvreur (The Metropolitan Opera), many productions for New York City Opera, including televised productions of Paul Bunyan, Tosca, Central Park, and Madama Butterfly (which won an Emmy Award), Glimmerglass Opera, Gothenberg’s Stora Teatern, Opéra de Montréal, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Norway’s Den Nye Opera, and opera companies of Santa Fe, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., Dallas, and Seattle. Lamos began his career in the theater as an actor on and Off Broadway and in regional theater. He made his film debut in Longtime Companion. He was awarded the Connecticut Medal for the Arts as well as honorary doctorates from Connecticut College, University of Hartford, and Trinity College.

Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona will run August 10 – September 14, 2014, with Opening Night on Saturday, August 16 at 8:00 p.m., in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Subscription tickets to the Globe’s 2014 Summer Season range from $92 to $332. Single tickets start at $29. 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. Performance times: Previews: Sunday, August 10 at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 13 at 8:00 p.m., Thursday, August 14 at 8:00 p.m., and Friday, August 15 at 8:00 p.m. Regular performances: Tuesday through Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m.; after September 2 Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and younger, seniors, and groups of 10 or more.

The Two Gentlemen of Veronais supported in part through gifts from Qualcomm Foundation, Rhona and Rick Thompson, HM Electronics, Inc., and Holland America Line.

Presented in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, the Old Globe 2014 Shakespeare Festival began June 22 with Shakespeare’s great tragedy Othello, directed by Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. The Summer Season also features Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods. This production, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986, is an inventive reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. Rounding out the season is Ronald Harwood’s comedy Quartet, directed by Richard Seer. Into the Woods will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre and Quartet in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

Additional events taking place during the run of The Two Gentlemen of Verona include:

INSIGHTS SEMINAR: Monday, August 11 at 7:00 p.m.
The seminar series features a panel selected from the current show. Reception at 6:30 p.m. FREE

POST-SHOW FORUMS: Tuesdays, August 19 and August 26, and Wednesday, August 20.
Discuss the play with members of the cast and crew following the performance. FREE

SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN: Sunday, August 17; Thursday, August 21; Tuesday, August 26; Wednesday, September 3; and Friday, September 12.
Short lectures presented by members of the artistic team reveal fascinating insights about the play and the production. Shakespeare in the Garden lectures are presented at 7:00 p.m. in the Craig Noel Garden. FREE

LOCATION and PARKING INFORMATION: 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. Guests may also be dropped off in front of the Mingei International Museum. The Balboa Park valet is also available during performances ($12), located in front of the Japanese Friendship Garden. For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org. For directions and up-to-date information, please visit www.TheOldGlobe.org/Directions.

PLEASE NOTE: To look up online or GPS directions to The Old Globe, please do not use the Delivery Address above. There is only a 10-minute zone at that physical address. For GPS users, please click here for the map coordinates, and here for written directions to The Old Globe and nearby parking in Balboa Park.

2013-2014 SEASON CALENDAR: Othello (6/22-7/27), Into the Woods (7/12-8/10), Quartet (7/25-8/24), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (8/10-9/14).

2014-2015 SEASON CALENDAR: Bright Star (9/13-11/2/14), The Royale (10/4-11/2), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (11/15-12/27), Murder for Two (1/24/15-3/1), The Twenty-Seventh Man (2/14-3/15), The White Snake (3/21-4/26), Buyer & Cellar (4/4-5/3), Arms and the Man (5/9-6/14), Rich Girl (5/23-6/21).

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 theatres 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 theatre’s education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, 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 theatres across the country.

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COMPANY BIOGRAPHIES

Erin Elizabeth Adams (Lucetta) was last seen in the Globe’s productions of Othello, The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Pygmalion, as well as the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. productions of Much Ado About Nothing and Measure for Measure and the staged reading of Once in a Lifetime. She appeared in Gated at the Midtown International Theatre Festival and regionally in Heist!, A Midsummer Night’s Dream,and Post Wave Spectacular (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Henry IV Parts I and II (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), and Done (Providence Black Repertory Company). She is a former Acting Apprentice with the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Ms. Adams received her B.A. in Theatre and Literary Arts from Brown University.

Meaghan Boeing (Ensemble) was most recently in The Old Globe’s Othello, The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, as well as the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program productions of Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), Measure for Measure (Mistress Overdone),and Tartuffe (Elmire). Her regional credits include Imagine (South Coast Repertory), Master Class (The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum), Man of La Mancha (A Noise Within), Surf Orpheus (Getty Villa), various productions with The Antaeus Company, King Lear, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It, The Misanthrope, Sunday in the Park with George, The Pirates of Penzance, The Sound of Music, and a world premiere translation of Don Juan. Ms. Boeing has appeared in national commercials, performs vocal music of various styles, and is a teacher of piano and voice. Ms. Boeing received her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Ithaca College.

Lindsay Brill (Silvia’s Page) most recently appeared in Othello and The Winter’s Tale at The Old Globe. She also appeared as Antonia and Verges in Much Ado About Nothing and Pooty in Reckless with the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program. In New York, Ms. Brill has performed at The Lion’s Theatre, The Ensemble Studio Theatre, Prospect Theater Company, The Actors Studio, Nora’s Playhouse, and New York Theatre Workshop. She recently won the John Chatterton Short Play Festival award for the one-woman show Testify! in New York. She also performed sketch comedy in the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival and finished shooting the new web series “Annie and Brie.” Ms. Brill holds a B.A. in Dramatic Arts from Washington University in St. Louis.

Charlotte Bydwell (Ensemble) recently appeared in The Old Globe’s production of Othello and in the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program productions of Much Ado About Nothing, Antigone, and Reckless. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School and began her career as a dancer with Monica Bill Barnes Company and Keigwin + Company, performing at Jacob’s Pillow Dance, American Dance Festival, La Jolla Playhouse, and The Joyce Theater. As a member of the resident acting company at The Flea Theater she appeared in Sean Graney’s highly acclaimed These Seven Sicknesses directed by Ed Iskandar. At the 2012 Williamstown Theatre Festival, she appeared in The Importance of Being Earnest directed by David Hyde Pierce and A Month in the Country directed by Richard Nelson. Her one-woman show, Woman of Leisure and Panic, debuted in the eighth-annual soloNOVA Arts Festival (New York Innovative Theatre Award nomination), played the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival, and was translated into Spanish for performances in Mexico.

Lowell Byers (Turio) recently made his Globe debut in Othello and appeared in the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program productions of Much Ado About Nothing, Antigone, and Reckless. His Off Broadway credits include Night Float (Playwrights Horizons), Othello (Theatre Row), Balm in Gilead (New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Play), and You Never Can Tell and The Changing Room (T. Schreiber Studio). He has been seen regionally in North Shore Fish (Gloucester Stage Company), As You Like It (Vermont Stage Company), and SMILE: The Musical (Deane Center for the Performing Arts). He played the title role in Caligula: 1400 Days of Terror (History Channel) and appeared in the films Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear (Chiller/NBC Universal), Brewsie and Willie (Rocam Productions), and Things I Don’t Understand (Best Feature Film winner, Burbank International and Philadelphia Independent Film Festivals). His original play, Luft Gangster, had its 2013 world premiere at Abingdon Theatre Company directed by Austin Pendleton. A New York City native, he received a B.A. in Theatre from Denison University where he competed as an NCAA All-American Swimmer.

Britney Coleman (Silvia) is thrilled to make her Globe debut. She has appeared Off Broadway in Stop the Virgens (St. Ann’s Warehouse) and regionally in the world premiere of Sing for Your Shakespeare directed by Mark Lamos (Westport Country Playhouse), Dreamgirls (The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire as well as Fulton Theatre/Maine State Music Theatre), Into the Woods (Center Stage/Westport Country Playhouse), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Milwaukee Repertory Theater), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Stage 773), and Tarzan, Hairspray, State Fair; Big River, and All Shook Up (Wagon Wheel Theatre). Her other credits include Goddess (The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center/National Music Theater Conference), Ragtime, Into the Woods, See Rock City and Other Destinations, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and Ella Minnow Pea (University of Michigan), and A Very Potter Musical, A Very Potter Sequel, A Very Potter 3D: A Very Potter Senior Year (UM Basement Arts/StarKid Productions). She received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from University of Michigan.

Jamal Douglas (Servant to Antonio, Musician, Outlaw 3) is an M.F.A. candidate with the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. He was recently seen in the Globe’s productions of Othello and The Winter’s Tale. He also appeared in the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program productions of Reckless and Much Ado About Nothing. Mr. Douglas has worked with Philadelphia Young Playwrights, PlayPenn, Simpatico Theatre Project, Delaware Shakespeare Festival, Arden Theatre Company, Plays & Players, and the National Constitution Center, among others. In his spare time, he teaches with SAY (The Stuttering Association for the Young) in New York City. He holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Arcadia University.

Adam Gerber (Sir Eglamour) was last seen in The Old Globe’s productions of Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Pygmalion,and the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. production of Measure for Measure. His New York credits include As You Like It and the Off Broadway revival of Lebensraum (Harold Clurman Lab Theatre). He has also worked in Tokyo, Japan on Hikobae (The Actors Clinic, Will Do). Mr. Gerber has performed in numerous other productionsincluding Sex and the Holy Land (New York International Fringe Festival) and Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, In the Boom Boom Room,and Dancing at Lughnasa (Stella Adler Studio of Acting), and he has been featured in various national commercials. He is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and received his B.A. from The George Washington University where he appeared in The Winter’s Tale and Metamorphosis.

Arthur Hanket (Antonio, Dancing Master, Outlaw 2) is thrilled to be back at The Old Globe where he previously played Mr. Ford in Roger Rees’s production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. In recent years, Mr. Hanket has been involved in West Coast theatre including Klub (The Actors’ Gang, 2008 L.A. Weekly Theater Award) and Garry Essendinein Present Laughter (The Theatre Group at Santa Barbara, 2013 Independent Theater Award). AnM.F.A. graduate of Florida State University’s Asolo Conservatory, he has performed with The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Hudson Guild, Playwrights Horizons, Ahmanson Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage (with Mark Lamos), Alley Theatre, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Missouri Repertory Theatre, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and the California, Utah, and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals. He loved touring in Some Like It Hot: The Musical (with Tony Curtis, in which he played Mr. Curtis’s film role Joe/Josephine/Junior), and creating roles in the New York premieres of works by Tony Kushner and Eric Overmyer. He is quite mad for the Virgos in his life, Stephanie and Zoe.

Kushtrim Hoxha (Panthino) was recently seen at The Old Globe in Othello, The Winter’s Tale, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and The Merchant of Venice. He also appeared in the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program productions Much Ado About Nothing, Tartuffe, and Measure for Measure. He has appeared in Rock ‘n’ Roll, King Lear, Sun Monkey, The Glass Menagerie, and Hamlet (National Theater of Kosovo), Patriotic Hypermarket (Bitef Theater, Belgrade), and Yue Madeline Yue (Multimedia Center, Kosovo and Volkstheater, Vienna). He has performed in numerous theatre festivals in Columbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Italy, Sweden, Serbia, South Africa, Macedonia, and Kosovo. His film and television credits include Human Zoo, I Need You, and “Familja Moderne.” Mr. Hoxha studied at Kosovo’s University of Prishtina/Academy of Dramatic Arts and received a B.A. in Theater Performance from Greensboro College.

Stephen Hu (Ensemble) was last seen in The Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program’s Antigone, Much Ado About Nothing, Tartuffe, and Measure for Measure. He also appeared in the 2014 Shakespeare Festival production of Othello and the 2013 Festival productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and Rosencrantz and Guilderstern Are Dead. His Los Angeles credits include Macbeth and Richard III (The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum) and the title role in Ching Chong Chinaman (Artists at Play). Some of his Bay Area credits include Over the Asian Airwaves (Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company), Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), and Beijing, CA (Asian American Theater Company). Mr. Hu holds a B.A. in Theater Performance Studies from UC Berkeley.

Adam Kantor (Proteus) returns to San Diego after playing Jeff in the hit musical Nobody Loves You at The Old Globe in 2012. More recently in New York he played Jamie in the Second Stage production of The Last Five Years directed by its composer, Jason Robert Brown. His other favorite credits include: Mark in Rent and Henry in Next to Normal (both on Broadway and directed by Michael Greif) and Princeton/Rod in Avenue Q (Off Broadway), as well as Posthumous in Mary Zimmerman’s production of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline (Northwestern University). On television, he played Ezra on the CBS drama “The Good Wife.” He is a cofounder of Broadway in South Africa and an artistic associate of American Music Theatre Live in Paris.

Tyler Kent (Host) recently made his Old Globe festival debut in Barry Edelstein’s Othello. He has also appeared in Much Ado About Nothing, Antigone, and Reckless with the Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program. His regional credits include The Arabian Nights (Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (Eugene O’Neill Foundation), A Doctor in Spite of Himself and The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Berkeley Rep), Much Ado About Nothing (Extant Arts Company), Twelfth Night (The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival), MEDEAStories (SITI Company), Little Shop of Horrors (Broadway By The Bay), Snapshots and Auctioning the Ainsleys (TheatreWorks Silicon Valley), Finian’s Rainbow (Woodminster), Vera Wilde (Shotgun Players), and What the Butler Saw (Pacific Repertory Theatre). Mr. Kent was among the American participants in Kevin Spacey and Sam Mendes’s international Bridge Project with The Old Vic. His cabarets Nobody’s Hart and Give Me the Simple Life toured China in 2009 and 2011. He is a graduate of Whitman College and also trained with CAP21, SITI Company, and the British American Drama Academy.

Allison Layman (Ensemble) was most recently seen at The Old Globe as Nina in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Ms. Layman played the Parlor Maid in Pygmalion, directed by Nicolas Martin, and was a member of the 2013 Shakespeare Festival company. Her Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program credits include the title role in Antigone, Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, andFrancisca in Measure for Measure. Ms. Layman was a two-year company member of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, where her credits include The Comedy of Errors, Timon of Athens, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar,and Macbeth. Her other regional work includes Petra in An Enemy of the People at Playhouse on Park in Hartford, Connecticut, and a wide range of roles in productions at the Monomoy Theatre in Chatham, Massachusetts. Ms. Layman studied with Bill Esper at his studio in New York and received her B.A. in French Language and Literature from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. Ms. Layman is in her final semester of training in the Old Globe/USD M.F.A Program.

Mark Pinter (Duke, Fencing Master) recently played The Duke of Venice in Othello at The Old Globe, where he previously appeared in The Old Globe’s 1977 Summer Shakespeare Festival as Horatio in Hamlet and Jack Chesney in Charley’s Aunt. His Off Broadway credits include My Sweetheart’s the Man in the Moon (Hypothetical Theatre Company) and Three on the Couch (Soho Repertory Theater). Regionally he has been seen in Book of Days (Arena Stage), Clybourne Park (San Diego Repertory Theatre), The Price (Northern Stage), The Sound of Music (Syracuse Stage), West Side Story (Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera), Victor/Victoria (North Shore Music Theatre), Equus (Arizona Theatre Company), and The Lion in Winter (North Coast Repertory Theatre). Mr. Pinter has appeared in the world premieres of Anna Ziegler’s Another Way Home (Magic Theatre), and Richard Montoya’s Federal Jazz Project (San Diego Repertory Theatre), and Melinda Lopez’s Becoming Cuba (North Coast Rep). His television credits include “Mad Men,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Cold Case,” “Law & Order,” “All My Children,” and “Another World.” His films include Other People’s Money, Vanilla Sky, The Eden Myth, Season of Youth, and the short Play. He received his M.F.A. from Hilberry Theatre/Wayne State University.

Hubert Point-Du Jour (Valentine) has appeared in A Fable (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), The Model Apartment (Primary Stages, Lucille Lortel Award and Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Revival), A Map of Virtue (13P, The New York Times and Time Out New York Critics’ Pick), Nightlands (New Georges), Angels in America (Signature Theatre Company), The Tempest (Target Margin Theater, The New York Times Critics’ Pick), The Brother/Sister Plays (The Public Theater, understudy), 365 Days/365 Plays (The Public Theater, Clubbed Thumb), and The Gentleman Caller (Clubbed Thumb). His regional credits include A Raisin in the Sun directed by Phylicia Rashad (Westport Country Playhouse), Romeo and Juliet (The Shakespeare Theatre Company), Blue Door and The Breach (Seattle Repertory Theatre), and American Buffalo (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater). He has also been seen internationally in Blue Door (Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe). His television credits include “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC), Over/Under (USA), and “Black Jack” (pilot), and his film credits include James White and SWEEP (Screen Actors Guild short). He trained at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a YoungArts Awardee.

Rusty Ross (Speed) happily returns to The Old Globe after having originated the role of Young Max in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and subsequently originating the same role on Broadway (Hilton Theatre and St. James Theatre). On tour, in 40 cities, he played Professor in the Lincoln Center Theater production of South Pacific, directed by Bartlett Sher. Off Broadway, he was part of the original cast of Miracle on South Division Street (St. Luke’s Theatre). Also in New York, he appeared in Robert Wilson’s Alice (Brooklyn Academy of Music) and the premiere of N. Richard Nash’s Loss of D-Natural. His regional appearances include American Buffalo (Center Stage), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Pioneer Theatre Company), the premiere of Sick (New Jersey Repertory Company), the premiere of Our Lady of South Division Street (Penguin Rep Theatre), The Cripple of Inishmaan (Depot Theatre), and Crimes of the Heart (Totem Pole Playhouse). He is a graduate of Northwestern University.

Richard Ruiz (Launce) happily makes his Globe debut. His Off Broadway credits include the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Public Theater) and Twelfth Night (Pig Iron Theatre Company). His national tour credits include Sweet Charity, Urinetown, Man of La Mancha,and Jesus Christ Superstar. He has been seen regionally in Cyrano (Folger Theatre), The Winter’s Tale (Yale Repertory Theatre), ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Center Stage), Guys and Dolls (Long Wharf Theatre), Moby Dick—Rehearsed (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Candide (Arden Theatre Company), Treasure Island (People’s Light & Theatre Company), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Two River Theater Company), The Music Man (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma), American Night: The Ballad of Juan José (Yale Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater), and Room Service (Westport Country Playhouse).

Robbie Simpson (Dancing Instructor to Silvia, Musician) was most recently seen at The Old Globe in Othello and The Winter’s Tale, both directed by Barry Edelstein. His other Globe credits include the 2013 Shakespeare Festival and Freddy Eynsford Hill in the 100th anniversary production of Pygmalion directed by Nicholas Martin. Mr. Simpson’s Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program credits include Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing as well as Measure for Measure. His U.K. and New York credits include Orlando in As You Like It (Shakespeare’s Globe), A Class Act directed by Bob Moss (Playwrights Horizons), and Hanschen in Spring Awakening directed by Lauren Coulson(Roy Arias). His favorite regional credits include A Class Act (Berkshire Theatre Festival), Rent and Almost, Maine (Papermill Theatre), The Sisters Rosensweig (New Century Theatre), and Miss Saigon, Inherit the Wind, and Lost in Yonkers (The Majestic Theatre). Mr. Simpson holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Syracuse University.

Megan M. Storti (Ensemble) was last seen at the Globe in Othello. Her other credits with The Old Globe/USD M.F.A. Program include Bazira in Much Ado About Nothing, Rachael in Reckless and Ismene in Antigone. Her Chicago credits include The Liar (Writers’ Theatre), As You Like It (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), The Woman in White and The City & the City (Lifeline Theatre), A Christmas Carol (Metropolis Performing Arts Centre), Marat/Sade (The Right Brain Project), Romeo and Juliet (Glass Onion Theatre), and Titus Andronicus (DreamLogic Theatreworks). Her regional credits include Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Heartland Theatre Company, Phoenix Theatre Ensemble, and Putnam County Playhouse. Ms. Storti received her B.A. in Acting from Illinois State University.

Kristin Villanueva (Julia) is delighted to be making her Globe debut. Her regional credits include Mary Zimmerman’s The White Snake (Goodman Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center), Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice directed by Timothy Douglas (PlayMakers Repertory Company), Helena in All’s Well That Ends Well directed by Tina Packer (Shakespeare & Company), O Guru Guru Guru, or why I don’t want to go to yoga class with you (Actors Theatre of Louisville), May in The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Singapore Arts Festival), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet andJulia in the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona (Nebraska Shakespeare Festival), and Dromio of Syracuse and Dromio of Ephesus in The Comedy of Errors (Theatreworks Colorado). She has been seen in New York in the workshop productions of Here Lies Love (The Public Theater), The Rufus Equation (New York International Fringe Festival 2013), National Asian American Theatre Company, Overturn Theatre, Living Image Arts, and Theatreworks USA. Her film credits include Merry Christmas, Eve, and WordPlay Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet e-books, and her television credits include “Gossip Girl.”She trained at SUNY Purchase, where she received the Chair’s Award for Achievement in Acting.

Patrick Zeller (Outlaw 1) is thrilled to be at The Old Globe again. He was last seen as Lodovico in Othello, Jailer in The Winter’s Tale,and Borachio in Much Ado About Nothing. Mr. Zeller’s other classical theatre credits include The Mysteries (Shakespeare & Company), The Comedy of Errors (New York Classical Theatre), Edward II (Pet Brick Productions), Hamlet (Maine Shakespeare Festival), and Romeo and Juliet and Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Now! Theatre Company). Mr. Zeller has appeared on “Law & Order,” “Medium,” “All My Children,” “One Life to Live,” and “The Young and the Restless.” He also co-starred in the award-winning feature film Virgin Alexander. His other film credits include No Reservations, End of the Spear,and A Totally Minor Motion Picture. Most recently Mr. Zeller has worked as a mentor and teaching artist with The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company in Los Angeles.

Khloe Jezbera (Crab) is happy to make her debut at The Old Globe. She is an eight-year-old labrador/German shorthair pointer who enjoys the company of people, a good bowl of food, a scratch under her chin, a queen size bed, her sister Marley Jane, and a squeaky tennis ball. Did she mention food? Her favorite things to do are play in the waves at Coronado Dog Beach, hike trails, enjoy campouts, run around in her backyard, and be loved by her family. Her nickname is Kokomo. Khloe thanks her family and friends for the love and support that allow her to be a dog.

Mark Lamos (Director) previously directed the Globe productions of Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Pentecost, and Resurrection Blues. He is currently the Artistic Director of Westport Country Playhouse. His Broadway credits include Our Country’s Good (Tony Award nomination), Seascape (Tony nomination for Best Revival of a Play), Cymbeline, The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm, and The Deep Blue Sea. His Off Broadway credits include As You Like It (Shakespeare in the Park), Measure for Measure (Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Revival), and productions for Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theatre Company, Primary Stages, and The Public Theater. He also served as Artistic Director for Hartford Stage, accepting the 1989 Tony for its body of work. His other theatre credits include The Kennedy Center, Stratford Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Guthrie Theater, American Conservatory Theater, and Yale Repertory Theatre, among others. His opera credits include new productions for the Metropolitan Opera, including I Lombardi and Wozzeck (both televised on “Great Performances”). His many new productions for New York City Opera include an Emmy Award-winning Madama Butterfly, Tosca, and Paul Bunyan (all for “Great Performances” and “Live from Lincoln Center”), and numerous others. He spent 12 seasons at Glimmerglass Opera and has created new productions for the opera companies of San Francisco, Santa Fe, St. Louis, San Diego, Dallas, and Washington, as well as Chicago’s Lyric Opera, Opéra de Montréal, Norway’s Bergen National Opera, and Sweden’s Gothenburg Opera, among others. He is featured in Samuel Leiter’s 100 Great Directors. He has honorary doctorates from University of Hartford, Connecticut College, and Trinity College. A former actor, he played the title role in Hamlet at the Globe under Jack O’Brien’s direction and appeared in the film Longtime Companion.

John Arnone (Scenic Design), a Tony Award winner, began his career designing critically acclaimed productions Off Broadway, for which he received two Obie Awards. He has designed more than 30 sets with The Public Theater and legendary producer Joseph Papp, The Lion’s Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, and Circle Repertory Company. He has worked with Garland Wright and Joe Dowling at the Guthrie Theater and Des McAnuff at La Jolla Playhouse and the Stratford Festival. In 1993 The Who’s Tommy opened on Broadway, for which Mr. Arnone received Tony, Dora Mavor Moore, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards. His other Broadway designs include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992, Sacrilege, Tommy Tune’s productions of The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Grease, Sex and Longing, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, Fortune’s Fool, The Full Monty, Marlene, The Deep Blue Sea, Lone Star/Pvt. Wars, Minnelli on Minnelli, The Best Man, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, and Lennon. His work has been seen in Canada, London, Vienna, Berlin, Japan, and Australia.

Linda Cho (Costume Design) is thrilled to be returning to The Old Globe; this is her 13th show here since 2002. Her work can currently be seen on Broadway in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, for which she received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination and a Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical. Off Broadway she has designed at Theatre for a New Audience, Manhattan Theatre Company, Second Stage Theatre, The Public Theater, Classic Stage Company, Drama Dept., The Acting Company, and Atlantic Theater Company. Regionally her designs have been seen at LA Opera, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Guthrie Theater, Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Goodspeed Musicals, and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Internationally Ms. Cho has designed costumes at Royal Shakespeare Company in England and Stratford Festival in Canada. She received her M.F.A. from the Yale University School of Drama.

Stephen Strawbridge (Lighting Design) previously designed The Old Globe’s productions of Othello and Double Indemnity. He has designed more than 200 productions on and Off Broadway and at most leading regional theatres and opera houses across the U.S. His international credits include major premieres in Bergen, Copenhagen, The Hague, Hong Kong, Linz, Lisbon, Munich, Naples, Sao Paulo, Stockholm, and Vienna. His recent credits include Henry IV Parts I and II (The Shakespeare Theatre Company), Antony and Cleopatra, (The Public Theater, Royal Shakespeare Company), Marie Antoinette (Soho Repertory Theater), Proof (McCarter Theatre Center), The Happy Ones (Magic Theatre), The Dining Room (Westport Country Playhouse), The Train Driver and The Blood Knot (Signature Theatre Company), Rigoletto (Dallas Opera), Madame Butterfly (Houston Grand Opera), and Azimuth (Pilobolus Dance Theatre). He has received American Theatre Wing, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, Connecticut Critics Circle, Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum, Helen Hayes, Henry Hewes Design, and Lucille Lortel Awards and nominations. He is Co-Chair of the design department at Yale University School of Drama and Resident Lighting Designer for Yale Repertory Theatre.

Acme Sound Partners (Sound Design) is pleased to be returning to The Old Globe, where they designed Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Othello. Acme has designed sound for over 30 Broadway shows since 2000 including The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (2012 revival, Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk Award), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award), The Merchant of Venice (Drama Desk nomination), Fences (2010 revival, Tony nomination), Ragtime (2009 revival, Drama Desk Award), Bye Bye Birdie (2009 revival), Hair (2009 revival, Tony nomination), In the Heights (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Legally Blonde, A Chorus Line (2006 revival), The Drowsy Chaperone (Drama Desk nomination), Spamalot, Avenue Q, Fiddler on the Roof (2004 revival), Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème (Drama Desk and Ovation Awards), and of course, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Acme is Tom Clark, Mark Menard, and Sten Severson.

Fitz Patton (Original Music) previously sound designed the Globe productions of The Winter’s Tale, Good People, and August: Osage County. On Broadway this past year he designed/scored Harvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina, John Shanley’s Outside Mullingar, Sharr White’s The Other Place, and John Logan’s I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers. This fall he scores Terrence McNally’s It’s Only a Play for Jack O’Brien, staring Nathan Lane and Mathew Broderick. He was awarded both Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Awards in 2010, and he was nominated again for a Lortel in 2011. Mr. Patton’s symphony, The Holy Land, a 45-minute work for baritone, tenor, mezzo-soprano, and orchestra, was completed in January of this year, and he is the founder of Chance Magazine, a new theatre design magazine that debuted in May.

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FACT SHEET

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Mark Lamos

RUNS: August 10 – September 14, 2014
In the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

TICKETS: Ticket prices start at $29.

SYNOPSIS: One of Shakespeare’s most delightful and boisterous comedies. Best friends Valentine and Proteus travel to the big city to seek fortune, only to find themselves rivals, both in love with the beautiful Silvia, daughter of Milan’s most powerful duke.

CAST: Erin Elizabeth Adams (Lucetta), Lindsay Brill (Silvia’s Page), Lowell Byers (Turio), Britney Coleman (Silvia), Jamal Douglas (Servant to Antonio, Musician, Outlaw 3), Adam Gerber (Sir Eglamour), Kushtrim Hoxha (Panthino), Arthur Hanket (Antonio, Dancing Master, Outlaw 2), Adam Kantor (Proteus), Tyler Kent (Host), Mark Pinter (Duke, Fencing Master), Hubert Point-Du Jour (Valentine), Rusty Ross (Speed), Richard Ruiz (Launce), Robbie Simpson (Dancing Instructor to Silvia, Musician), Kristin Villanueva (Julia), and Patrick Zeller (Outlaw 1); Ensemble members Meaghan Boeing, Charlotte Bydwell, Stephen Hu, Allison Layman, and Megan M. Stort; and Khloe Jezbera (Crab).

CREATIVE TEAM: John Arnone (Scenic Design), Linda Cho (Costume Design; 2014 Tony Award winner for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Stephen Strawbridge (Lighting Design), Acme Sound Partners (Sound Design), Fitz Patton (Original Music), Jeff Michael Rebudal (Movement), Mike Rossmy (Fight Director), David Huber (Voice and Text Coach), Tara Rubin Casting (Casting), and Bret Torbeck (Stage Manager).

PREVIEWS:
8/10 SUN 8pm
8/12 TUE 8pm
8/13 WED 8pm
8/14 THU 8pm
8/15 FRI 8pm
OPENING NIGHT: 8/16 SAT 8pm
REGULAR PERFORMANCES:
8/17 SUN 8pm
8/19 TUE 8pm
8/20 WED 8pm
8/21 THU 8pm
8/22 FRI 8pm
8/23 SAT 8pm
8/24 SUN 8pm
8/26 TUE 8pm
8/27 WED 8pm
8/28 THU 8pm
8/29 FRI 8pm
8/30 SAT 8pm
8/31 SUN 8pm
9/2 TUE 7pm
9/3 WED 7pm
9/4 THU 8pm
9/5 FRI 8pm
9/6 SAT 8pm
9/7 SUN 7pm
9/9 TUE 7pm
9/10 WED 7pm
9/11 THU 8pm
9/12 FRI 8pm
9/13 SAT 8pm
9/14 SUN 7pm

INSIGHTS SEMINAR
Monday, August 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Seminar series features a panel of artists from the current show. Reception at 6:30 p.m. FREE

POST-SHOW FORUMS
Tuesdays, Aug. 19 & Aug. 26, Wed., Aug. 20
Discuss the play with members of the cast following the performance. FREE

SHAKESPEARE IN THE GARDEN
Sun., Aug. 17; Thurs., Aug. 21; Tues., Aug. 26; Wed., Sept. 3; and Fri., Sept. 12
Short lectures presented by members of the artistic team reveal fascinating insights about the play and the production. Shakespeare in the Garden lectures are presented at 7:00 p.m. in the Craig Noel Garden. FREE

BOX OFFICE WINDOW HOURS: Noon to final curtain Tuesday through Sunday. American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA accepted. (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623].

LOCATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. Free parking is available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available ($10).

PRESS CONTACTS:
Susan Chicoine (619) 238-0043 x2352 schicoine@TheOldGlobe.org
Mike Hausberg (619) 238-0043 x2355 mhausberg@TheOldGlobe.org