Christmas on Mars Lands at San Diego's Old Globe June 3 as Kondoleon Comedy Starts

News   Christmas on Mars Lands at San Diego's Old Globe June 3 as Kondoleon Comedy Starts San Diego's Old Globe presents Harry Kondoleon's comedy Christmas on Mars starting June 3.

Kirsten Brandt (Lobby Hero, The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow) stages the work at the Cassius Carter Centre Stage through July 9. The opening is slated for June 8.

In Christmas on Mars, "Bruno and Audrey are investigating a potential apartment, with a swift marriage proposal and surprise pregnancy marshaling them along. When Bruno's obsessed roommate and Audrey's estranged mother arrive, careful plans for the future give way to head-shaking comedy and hilariously off-kilter dialogue."

The cast features Jack Ferver (as Nissim), David Furr (Bruno), Colette Kilroy (Ingrid) and Sarah Grace Wilson (Audrey).

The design team includes Nick Fouch (scenic), Angela Calin (costume), David Lee Cuthbert (lighting ) and Paul Peterson (sound). Diana Moser serves as stage manager.

Kondoleon — who died in 1994 of complications from AIDS — is known for his comedies Anteroom, The Vampires and Love Diatribe, Zero Positive, Play Yourself and Saved or Destroyed. Christmas on Mars concludes the 2005-2006 season for the Old Globe. Next season, the company has announced Hershey Felder's George Gershwin Alone (Sept. 9-Oct. 22), Greg Kotis' Pig Farm (Sept. 23-Oct. 29), Kenneth Lonergan's pre-Broadway The Starry Messenger (Jan. 13-Feb. 18, 2007) starring Matthew Broderick, Itamar Moses' The Four of Us (Feb. 3-March 11, 2007), Amy Freed's Restoration Comedy (March 17-April 22, 2007), Annie Weisman's Hold Please (March 31-May 6, 2007), August Wilson's Two Trains Running (May 5-June 10, 2007) and Edward Albee's Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (May 19-June 24, 2007).

Tickets for Christmas on Mars are available by calling Globe Ticket Services at (619) 23-GLOBE or at the Globe Box Office, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. For more information, visit www.theoldglobe.org.