Trans-Atlantic Stoppard Comedy Rough Crossing Opens Old Globe Season, Sept. 13-Oct. 26

News   Trans-Atlantic Stoppard Comedy Rough Crossing Opens Old Globe Season, Sept. 13-Oct. 26 San Diego's Old Globe kicks off its 2003-2004 season with Tom Stoppard's farce about a musical-comedy writing team, Rough Crossing.

Stan Wojewodski, Jr. directs the staging which plays in the Old Globe Theatre, Sept. 13-Oct. 26.

Set in the 1930s aboard an ocean liner crossing the Atlantic, the work is adapted from Ferenc Molnar's Play at the Castle. The author of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Real Thing, Arcadia, and The Invention of Love delves into this story in which a musical-comedy writing team and their speech impaired composer race to complete their new work before they port.

The cast includes Alan Coates, Christian Clemenson, Adam Greer, Mark Nelson, Jennifer Roszell, Marc Vietor, Deborah Annette Heinig, Bethany Smith and Emmelyn Thayer.

The design team includes John Coyne (scenic), Katherine Roth (costume), David F. Segal (lighting) and Paul Peterson (sound). Karl Mansfield serves as musical director and Bonnie Johnston handles musical staging.

The season opener initiates a newly structured season for the southern California venue — which now runs September to June. The complete season lineup (subject to change) is as follows:

  • Rough Crossing - (Sept. 13-Oct. 26) - Old Globe Theatre
  • Blue/Orange - (Sept. 18-Oct 26) - Cassius Carter Centre Stage
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! - (Nov. 9-Dec. 31) - Old Globe
  • Striking 12 - (Dec. 6-31) - Cassius Carter
  • Sky Girls - (Jan. 11-Feb. 22, 2004) - Cassius Carter
  • Bus Stop - (Jan. 17-Feb. 22, 2004) - Old Globe
  • Two Sisters and a Piano - (March 5-April 11, 2004) - Cassius Carter
  • Resurrection Blues - (March 13-April 18, 2004) - Old Globe
  • The Food Chain - (April 23-May 30, 2004) - Cassius Carter
  • Don Juan - (May 1-June 6, 2004) - Old Globe Tickets to Rough Crossing at The Old Globe are available by calling (619) 239 2255. For more information, visit the theatre's website at www.theoldglobe.org.