PHOTO CALL: San Diego's Old Globe Enjoys The Pleasure of His Company

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The sophisticated comedy The Pleasure of His Company, by Samuel Taylor and Cornelia Otis Skinner, began performances at San Diego's Old Globe July 12.
Erin Chambers and Patrick Page
Erin Chambers and Patrick Page Photo by Craig Schwartz

Staged by Globe co-artistic director Darko Tresnjak, the piece tells the story of "San Francisco debutante Jessica Poole [who] is planning her marriage to Napa Valley cattle rancher Roger Henderson, and hopes her father, the international playboy 'Pogo' Poole, whom she hasn't seen in 15 years, will come to give her away at the wedding," according to press notes. "But his arrival disrupts the entire household as he tries to entice Jessica into traveling the world with him, show up her fiancé, and win back the affections of his ex-wife. While his debonair style at first dazzles his daughter, he soon comes to realize that charm alone is no substitute for parental responsibility."

Recently seen on the Old Globe stage in Dancing in the Dark, Patrick Page (Broadway's Julius Caesar, The Lion King and Grinch...) leads the cast as playboy Biddeford Pogo Poole. Also featured are Jim Abele as Jim Dougherty, Erin Chambers as Jessica Poole, Ellen Karas as Katharine Dougherty, Ned Schmidtke as Mackenzie Savage, Sab Shimono as Toy and Old Globe/USD MFA graduate Matt Biedel as Roger Henderson.

The Old Globe is located at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. For more information visit www.TheOldGlobe.org.

Here is a first look at the production, which runs through August 10:

From left: Ellen Karas as Katharine Dougherty, Erin Chambers as Jessica Poole and Patrick Page as Biddeford Poole
From left: Ellen Karas as Katharine Dougherty, Jim Abele as Jim Dougherty and Patrick Page as Biddeford Poole
From left: Patrick Page as Biddeford Poole, Erin Chambers as Jessica Poole and Matt Biedel as Roger Henderson
From left: Patrick Page as Biddeford Poole, Erin Chambers as Jessica Poole and Ellen Karas as Katharine Dougherty
From left: Patrick Page as Biddeford Poole, Ned Schmidtke as Mackenzie Savage and Erin Chambers as Jessica Poole

All photos by Craig Schwartz

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