San Diego’s Old Globe theatre has announced casting for the world premiere of Nick Gandiello’s family drama The Blameless. The new play by the New York-based playwright was developed in a reading at the theatre’s Powers New Voices Festival last year.
Gaye Taylor Upchurch will direct a cast made up of Amara James Aja (Globe’s Love’s Labor’s Lost), Liza Colón-Zayas (Between Riverside and Crazy), Antoinette LaVecchia (A View from the Bridge), Frank Pando (A Streetcar Named Desire), Stephen Barker Turner (Dead Poets Society), and Carmen Zilles (Scenes from a Marriage).
Performances are set to begin February 23 ahead of a March 2 opening night. The engagement is scheduled to continue through March 26 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.
The Blameless tells the story of the Garcias, a family confronted with an act of violence and their determination to move forward with hope. The play is billed as an exploration of the power of familial bonds under the most extraordinary circumstances.
“The boisterous Garcia family has always tackled their days with warmth, humor, and tough love,” read production notes. “But today is no ordinary day. Struggling to recover from a painful event in their past, they must find a way to hold everything together as they welcome to dinner the one man who might help them heal—or reopen their wounds.”
The creative team is made up of Andrew Boyce (scenic design), David Israel Reynoso (costume design), Bradley King (lighting design), Ryan Rumery (sound design), Caparelliotis Casting (casting), and Amanda Salmons (production stage manager).
Tickets can be purchased online at TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 234-5623, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.