Ellen Burstyn Tells All as Oldest Living Confederate Widow Begins in CA, Jan. 26

News   Ellen Burstyn Tells All as Oldest Living Confederate Widow Begins in CA, Jan. 26
The world premiere of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All starring Tony and Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn will kick off Globe Theatre's 2003 season in San Diego, Jan. 26-March 8.

Martin Tahse's adaptation of Allan Garganus' novel with the same title focuses on a woman who marries a 50-year old Civil War veteran when she is only 15. The one-woman drama chronicles the young bride, spanning the entire 99-year oral history of her life.

Burstyn won her Tony for her turn in Same Time, Next Year. Other stage credits include 84 Charing Cross Road and Fair Game. Her Oscar win was for the film "Alice Doesn't Live Her Anymore." She has been honored with three other nominations for "The Last Picture Show," "The Exorcist" and, most recently, for "Requiem for a Dream." In Confederate Widow, she will relate the story of Lucy Marsden under the direction of Don Scardino.

The design team includes Allen Moyer (sets), Kenneth Posner (lights), Jane Greenwood (costume) and Peter Fitzgerald (sound).

The show has been mentioned to be Broadway-bound. Globe artistic director Jack O'Brien has seen other premieres at his West Coast theatre-to-Broadway pipeline make the transfer including The Full Monty, Into The Woods and Imaginary Friends.

Also planned for the 2003 Globe Theatres season is the American premiere of Abi Morgan's Splendour (Feb. 2-March 16), the world premiere of Stephen Metcalfe's play, Loves & Hours (March 23-April 27), Andrea Stolowitz's Knowing Cairo (March 30-May 11), David Edgar's Pentecost (May 25 June 29) and Richard Dresser's Rounding Third (June 1-July 13). For tickets to the Globe are $25-$45. The Globe Theatres are located in Balboa Park. For reservations and information, call (619) 239 2255. The Globe Theatres are on the web at http://www.theglobetheatres.org.

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