Cast Announced for West Coast Debut of Greenberg's The American Plan

News   Cast Announced for West Coast Debut of Greenberg's The American Plan San Diego's Old Globe Theatre has announced the cast for the West Coast premiere of Richard Greenberg's The American Plan.

Kim Rubinstein will direct the California run of the 1990 play that will be presented on the Cassius Carter Centre Stage Feb. 23-March 30 with an official opening Feb. 28.

"Set in an idyllic Catskills lake retreat... in the early 1960s," show notes state, "The American Plan tells the tale of an elegant and imperious German-Jewish refugee mother, her eccentric daughter straining against her mother's tight leash, and the mysterious young man who enters their lives."

Kate Arrington (Hold Please) will lead a cast that also features Pat Bowie (The Song of Jacob Zulu), Michael Kirby, Sandra Shipley (Pygmalion) and Patrick Zeller.

The design team includes Wilson Chin (scenic), Emily Pepper (costume), Chris Rynne (lighting) and Paul Peterson (sound). Leila Knox serves as stage manager.

Playwright Greenberg has penned Pulitzer Prize finalists Take Me Out and The Three Days of Rain as well as The Violet Hour, A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, The Dazzle, Everett Beekin, Hurrah at Last and Night and Her Stars. Rubinstein recently directed Guys and Dolls, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Private Lives, The Santaland Diaries and The Cocktail Hour at Long Wharf Theatre, where she served as associate artistic director.

The Old Globe currently presents In This Corner (through Feb. 10) and Sea of Tranquility (through Feb. 17). The season will continue, beyond The American Plan, with Dancing in The Dark (March 4-April 13), The Glass Menagerie (April 12-May 18) and the Hershey Felder trio: Beethoven, As I Knew Him (May 3-June 8), Monsieur Chopin (June 11-22) and George Gershwin Alone (June 25-29).

The Pleasure of His Company and Sight Unseen will be featured in The Old Globe's 2008 summer season along with Shakespeare Festival shows Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor and All's Well That Ends Well.

Tickets for The American Plan (on sale Jan. 27) are available by calling (619) 23-GLOBE, at the box office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park or visit theoldglobe.org.