Alive and Well, a Romantic Comedy With a Civil War Twist, Gets World Premiere March 25

News   Alive and Well, a Romantic Comedy With a Civil War Twist, Gets World Premiere March 25
James Knight plays a Civil War re-enactor named Zachariah opposite Kelly McAndrew as reporter Carla in the Old Globe Theatre's world premiere of Kenny Finkle's romantic comedy, Alive and Well, opening March 25 after previews from March 20 in San Diego.
James Knight and Kelly McAndrew in Alive and Well
James Knight and Kelly McAndrew in Alive and Well Photo by Craig Schwartz

Directed by Jeremy Dobrish, Alive and Well plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. Performances play to April 25.


Alive and Well is a "co-world premiere" produced in collaboration with Virginia Stage Company.

According to Old Globe, "Alive and Well tells the tale of Carla Keenan, a big city reporter down on her luck, and Zachariah Clemenson, a roguish Civil War re-enactor, who set out on a quest in Virginia to find the elusive Lonesome Soldier — the oldest living Civil War veteran. As they hike along the path of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's retreat from Petersburg to Appomattox, the mismatched duo find much more than either bargained for and discover that Virginia is indeed for lovers."

The creative team features Robin Sanford Roberts (scenic design), Shelly Williams (costume design), Michael Gottlieb (lighting design), Paul Peterson (sound design) and Moira Gleason (stage manager). Kenny Finkle's play Indoor/Outdoor received its Off-Broadway premiere at the DR2 in Union Square. The play premiered at Hangar Theatre and was later selected for Smith and Kraus' "Best Plays of 2006" anthology. His other plays include Bridezilla Strikes Back (co-written with Cynthia Silver; NY Fringe Festival and Zephyr Theatre), Transatlantica (The Flea Theater) and Josh Keenan Comes Out to the World (Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival and Hangar Theatre School Tour).

Dobrish has directed several shows Off-Broadway including Judas and Me (New York Musical Theatre Festival), Spain (MCC Theater) and Election Day (Second Stage Theatre).

Knight was last seen at the Globe in Measure for Measure and Hamlet.

McAndrew previously appeared at the Globe in Sight Unseen. She has been seen Off-Broadway in Still Life (MCC), Lyric is Waiting (Irish Repertory Theatre), Trout Stanley (Culture Project) and Book of Days (Signature Theatre).

Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the box office.

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