Four Score: John Strand's Present-Day Lincolnesque Starts World Premiere in CA

News   Four Score: John Strand's Present-Day Lincolnesque Starts World Premiere in CA John Strand's campaign trail drama Lincolnesque begins its world premiere run Aug. 5 at San Diego's Old Globe.

Joe Calarco (Shakespeare's R&J) directs the work which officially opens Aug. 10 at the California company's Cassius Carter Centre Stage for a run through Sept. 10.

In Lincolnesque, Strand pens a look at "the world of Washington election campaigns through the eyes of two brothers: Leo, a speech writer for a struggling congressional candidate; and Francis, an intelligent and passionate individual, who just happens to believe he's Abraham Lincoln," as show materials reveal. "When Leo begins to use some of Francis' historical words for inspiration, the level of politics is raised to new heights…but the truth behind Francis' famous alter ego could be exposed."

The cast elected to bring this drama to life includes Leo Marks as Leo, T. Ryder Smith as Francis, Magaly Colimon and James Sutorius. The design team includes Michael Fagin (scenic), Anne Kennedy (costume), Chris Rynne (lighting) and Lindsay Jones (sound). Monica Cuoco serves as stage manager.

Old Globe's summer season is already underway with the annual Shakespeare Festival featuring A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello and Titus Andronicus — performing in repertory at the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre — through Oct. 1. Broadway stars Jackie Hoffman and Mark Blum also headline Wendy Wasserstein's The Sisters Rosensweig (running in the Old Globe Theatre through Aug. 20).

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

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