By Carey Purcell
20 Jan 2014
Performances begin Feb. 8, prior to an official opening Feb. 13, and continue through March 16 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in The Old Globe Theatre.
The cast features Billy Campbell (Hamlet, "Once and Again") as Leontes, Erin Elizabeth Adams (Gated, Heist!) as Dorcas, Jordi Bertran (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Les Misérables) as Mamillius, Meaghan Boeing (Man of La Mancha, Master Class) as Emilia, Lindsay Brill (The Bear, The Big Not Knowing) as Mopsa, Angel Desai (Company, The Tempest) as Paulina, Jamal Douglas (The Lysistrata Project, Superior Donuts) as Mariner and Kushtrim Hoxha (Rock 'n' Roll, King Lear) as Cleomenes.
The cast also inclues Tony nominee Paul Kandel (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Who's Tommy) as Autolycus and Archidamus, Maya Kazan ("The Knick") as Perdita, A.Z. Kelsey (Dead Letter Office, Much Ado About Nothing) as Florizel, Mark Nelson (Timon of Athens, My Name is Asher Lev) as Antigonus and Old Shepherd, Natacha Roi (The Real Thing, Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie) as Hermione, Robbie Simpson (A Class Act, Spring Awakening) as Dion, Brendan Spieth (American River, Common Hall Village 20: an OZET Performance) as Clown, Paul Michael Valley (Talley's Folly, 1776) as Polixenes, Cornell Womack (On Golden Pond, Talk Radio) as Camillo, Patrick Zeller (The American Plan, "Virgin Alexander") as Jailer and Nadia Guevara and Albert Park as the Ensemble.
"I am beyond thrilled to begin my tenure as Artistic Director at this great American Shakespeare theater by staging my favorite of the Bard's plays," Edelstein said in a statement. "I'm glad to be escorting Shakespeare back indoors at the Globe for the first time in a decade, and I'm very fortunate to be collaborating with an amazing company of actors, a first-rate design team, and a major composer. All in all, it's an embarrassment of riches."
The creative team includes Taylor Peckham (music director), Wilson Chin (scenic design), Judith Dolan (costume design), Russell H. Champa (lighting design), Fitz Patton (sound design), Michael Torke (original music), Bryan Byrnes (fight director), Jan Gist (voice and dialect coach) and Caparelliotis Casting (casting). Anjee Nero is stage manager.
Tickets and more information are available by calling (619) 23-GLOBE or visiting TheOldGlobe.org.