Bethany, Starring Emmy Nominee Jennifer Ferrin, Begins Performances at Old Globe Jan. 25

By Carey Purcell
January 25, 2014

Bethany, by Laura Marks, begins performances at the Old Globe Jan. 25, prior to an official opening Jan. 30. 



Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, the cast includes Jennifer Ferrin (The 39 Steps, "As the World Turns") as Crystal, Carlo Albán (Intríngulis, "Girls") as Gary, DeAnna Driscoll (Superior Donuts, "Veronica Mars") as Shannon, Amanda Naughton (Into the Woods, The Secret Garden) as Patricia, James Shanklin (Julius Caesar, Wit) as Charlie and Sylvia M'Lafi Thompson (Boom, The Vagina Monologues) as Toni.

Bethany continues through Feb. 23 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre.

Here's how the production is billed: "In Bethany, Crystal and Gary live in a nice home in the suburbs. Only it's not theirs. In fact, they didn't know each other before they moved in, and the story of how they got there is the beginning of Crystal's plan to get her life back on track. Between her job at the Saturn dealership, her new housemate's conspiracy theories, and the motivational speaker who just might buy that sports car, this new drama will take you on the ride of your life, with a woman willing to take on anything and everything... all for someone named Bethany."

"Bethany continues the Globe's commitment to bringing the most exciting new voices in the American theater to San Diego," artistic director Barry Edelstein said in a previous statement. "Laura Marks's new drama tells the story of an extraordinary woman who goes to great lengths to keep her family whole, and in Gaye Taylor Upchurch's humane and skilfull production, it's a powerful evening that I'm very proud to present."

The creative team includes Lauren Helpern (scenic design), Sarah J. Holden (costume design), Japhy Weideman (lighting design), Leon Rothenberg (original music and sound design), J. David Brimmer (fight director), Caparelliotis Casting (casting) and Diana Moser (stage manager).

Tickets and more information are available by calling (619) 23-GLOBE or visiting TheOldGlobe.org.