San Diego's Old Globe Theatre is presenting Associate Artist Mark Harelik's autobiographical play The Legacy, running through Aug. 23. Harelik follows up his acclaimed The Immigrant with the second play in his Russian-Jewish emigre trilogy. According to Old Globe spokesperson David Tucker, the last play is to be called "American Dream".
The Legacy is the story of one family's search for the link that binds one generation to the next. The son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Dave Estanisky, spent his life struggling in the desert of Western Texas to sustain his cultural heritage. With his own child now on the brink of manhood, legacy and tradition hold a new significance.
Harelik, who will also act in the play, was seen in last year's Western-styled production of Taming of the Shrew at the Globe. Starring alongside Harelik are Len Lesser (who plays Uncle Leo in "Seinfeld") and Ann Guilbert (famed for playing Millie on "The Dick Van Dyke Show").
For more information call (619) 239-2255, or refer to the Old Globe Theatre at Playbill On-Line.