The Old Globe's 2012 Shakespeare Festival Begins June 3 With Richard III, Starring Jay Whittaker

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The Old Globe's 2012 Shakespeare Festival, performed in repertory at the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, kicks off June 3 with William Shakespeare's Richard III, starring Jay Whittaker in the title role. 

Jay Whittaker
Jay Whittaker Photo by Henry DiRocco

British director Lindsay Posner makes his debut at the Globe with his production of Richard III, which continues through Sept. 29. Opening night is set for June 24. 

The cast also features Dan Amboyer (Earl of Richmond), Happy Anderson (George, Duke of Clarence), Matthew Bellows (Sir Richard Ratcliffe), Adam Daveline (Second Murderer), Jeremy Fisher (Marquess of Dorset), Vivia Font (Lady Anne), Robert Foxworth (Lord Hastings), Dana Green (Queen Elizabeth), Aidan Hayek (Young Duke of York), Charles Janasz (Stanley, Earl of Derby), Rachael Jenison (Second Citizen; Sir Vaughan), Jesse Jensen (Sir William Catesby), Joseph Marcell (Lord Mayor), Jonas McMullen (Edward, Prince of Wales), Robin Moseley (Queen Margaret), Danielle O’Farrell (Sir Walter Herbert), Allison Spratt Pearce (Third Citizen; Earl of Oxford), Bob Pescovitz (King Edward IV), Deborah Radloff (Duchess of York), Stephanie Roetzel (Sir William Brandon), Christopher Salazar (Lord Rivers; Tyrrel), Jacques C. Smith (Duke of Buckingham), Jonathan Spivey (First Murderer), Whitney Wakimoto (Lord Lovell), Bree Welch (First Citizen; Scrivener) and Sean-Michael Wilkinson (Sir Robert Brakenbury; Lord Grey).

According to Old Globe, "Richard III is one of the most diabolical and outrageous villains in all of literature. A ruthless Machiavellian, the brilliant and power-hungry lord embarks on a bloody campaign to seize and keep the English crown. Shakespeare paints an unforgettable portrait of obsession, seduction, betrayal and a man who would be king."

The festival's creative team includes Adrian Noble (artistic director), Ralph Funicello (scenic design), Deirdre Clancy (costume design), Alan Burrett (lighting design), Lindsay Jones (sound design), Shaun Davey (original music), Peter Golub (original music), Steve Rankin (fight director), Elan McMahan (music direction), Christine Adaire (vocal and dialect coach), Calleri Casting (casting) and Bret Torbeck (stage manager).

Richard III is performed in repertory with As You Like It, which begins performances June 10, and Inherit the Wind, which begins June 17. The 2012 Shakespeare Festival continues through Sept. 30. Read more about the festival here.  *

The Old Globe will also offer special events associated with the festival, including "Insights Seminars" June 18 (Richard III) and June 25 (As You Like It, Inherit the Wind); "Post-Show Forums" July 11, July 31 and Aug. 21 (Richard III), July 17, July 25 and Aug. 28 (As You Like It) and July 10, Aug. 7 and Sept. 5 (Inherit the Wind); "Shakespeare in the Garden" seminars; and "Out at the Globe," an evening for gay and lesbian theatre lovers, Aug. 9 at 6:30 PM, among others.

In addition to the Shakespeare Festival, the Globe's 2012 summer features Divine Rivalry by Michael Kramer, with D. S. Moynihan and directed by Michael Wilson (July 7-Aug. 5); and Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage, directed by Richard Seer (July 27-Sept. 2).

The Old Globe is located in San Diego's Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. For more information and tickets, call (619) 23-GLOBE or visit TheOldGlobe.org.

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