Art Amid War: San Diego's Old Globe Plays Pentecost, May 25-July 5

News   Art Amid War: San Diego's Old Globe Plays Pentecost, May 25-July 5 San Diego's Old Globe Theatre presents David Edgar’s Pentecost at their southern California stage, May 25-July 5. Mark Lamos directs the production which officially opens May 31.

Winner of the 1995 Evening Standard Play of the Year Award, Pentecost begins, amid a war, in an abandoned Eastern-European church where an ancient fresco is discovered. When historians and clergyman enter the building to claim the work, they are held captive in the church by militants who wish to use the work of art as a bargaining device for their cause. The cast includes Jolly Abraham, Guy Ale, Elijah Alexander, Rod Brogan, Lauren Campedelli, Marika Daciuk, Yavgeniy Dekhtyar, Marianna Dimitrova, Christopher Gottschalk, Deborah Heinig, Kahan James, Anna Katrina, Antonie Knoppers, Misha Kuznetsov, Charles Daniel Sandoval, Calli Sarkesh, Michael Santo, Mustafa Shakir, Charles Stransky, Nanka Sturgis and Karen Zippler.

The design team includes Michael Yeargan (scenic), Merrily Murray-Walsh (costume), York Kennedy (lighting) and Paul Peterson (sound). Scott Horstein serves as dramaturg, Steve Rankin handles fight direction and Jan Gist is voice and dialect coach.

For tickets to Pentecost at the Old Globe, call (619) 239-2255. For more information, visit their website at www.theoldglobe.com.

Giotto's "Lamentation Over Jesus," the basis for The Old Globe's production of <i>Pentecost</i>, by David Edgar.
Giotto's "Lamentation Over Jesus," the basis for The Old Globe's production of Pentecost, by David Edgar.