Casting Announced for Old Globe's 2011 Shakespeare Fest; Adrian Noble Returns as Artistic Director

News   Casting Announced for Old Globe's 2011 Shakespeare Fest; Adrian Noble Returns as Artistic Director Principal casting for The Old Globe's summer 2011 Shakespeare Festival was announced by the San Diego theatre. The festival will run in repertory in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre May 29-Sept. 25.

Acclaimed director and former Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Adrian Noble will return as artistic director of the festival, for which he will direct Peter Shaffer's Amadeus and Shakespeare's The Tempest. Ron Daniels will also return to the festival to direct the season's third production, Much Ado About Nothing. Miles Anderson, who last performed for the Globe in The Madness of George III, will return to play Salieri in Amadeus and Prospero in The Tempest. Shakespeare Festival veterans Jay Whittaker (King Lear, Taming of the Shrew, …George III) and Jonno Roberts (Shrew) will also be back, with Whittaker as Mozart in Amadeus and Don John in Much Ado About Nothing. Roberts will play Benedick opposite real-life wife Georgia Hatzis as Beatrice in Much Ado. Roberts will also play Caliban in The Tempest, with Hatzis (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Hamlet and Much Ado) cast as one of the Venticella in Amadeus.

The Old Globe is located at 1363 Old Globe Way in San Diego's Balboa Park. For more information, visit theoldglboe.org.

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