Old Globe's Double Indemnity, Starring Michael Hayden and Angel Desai, Begins Previews July 27

The Old Globe's production of Double Indemnity begins previews July 27 with an official opening scheduled for Aug. 1. Performances will continue through Sept. 1. 

Angel Desai and Michael Hayden
Angel Desai and Michael Hayden (Photo by Jim Cox)

Adapted by David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright from the novel by James M. Cain,  Double Indemnity is directed by John Gould Rubin.

The cast includes Michael Hayden ( Judgment at Nuremberg, Carousel, Cabaret) as Walter Huff and Angel Desai ( Company, The Tempest, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin) as Phyllis Nirlinger with Murphy Guyer as Keyes and Hebert Nirlinger, Megan Ketch as Lola Nirlinger and Nettie and Vayu O’Donnell as Sachetti, Jackson and Norton.

"When small-time insurance agent Walter Huff falls under the spell of Phyllis, a gorgeous femme fatale, the two conspire to murder her husband for the insurance money," press notes state. "It seems like the perfect crime — until it all starts to unravel. Sexy, fun and wildly theatrical, Double Indemnity is a riveting summer thriller."

The creative team includes Christopher Barreca (scenic design), David Israel Reynoso (costume design), Stephen Strawbridge (lighting design), Elizabeth Rhodes (sound design), Keith Skretch (projection design), Kwan-Fai Lam (original music), Caparelliotis Casting (casting) and Peter Van Dyke (stage manager).

Tickets can be purchased online at TheOldGlobe.org or by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE.