Director Joseph Hardy has announced the cast for his production of Alan Ayckbourn's Things We Do for Love, which opens July 23 for a five-week run at the Old Globe Theatre. Charlotte Booker, last seen in the Globe's Season '99 production of Ayckbourn's Bedroom Farce (also directed by Hardy), is featured, along with Monique Fowler, Tom Lacy and Dennis Parlato.
Ayckbourn serves as artistic director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, England, where 46 of his 49 plays have premiered. More than 29 of his plays have subsequently been produced in London's West End, the Royal National Theatre or the RSC since his first hit, Relatively Speaking, opened in 1967. His plays have won numerous awards and have been translated into more than 30 languages.
Among Hardy's other Old Glove credits are The Weir, The Miser and The Taming of the Shrew. His Broadway credits include Child's Play (Tony Award, Drama Desk Award) and Play It Again, Sam.
Old Globe Theatre is located in Balboa Park. For tickets and information call (619) 239-2255.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent