Lowell Byers Will Star in Rarely Produced Pericles, Prince of Tyre at Old Globe

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Casting has been announced for the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's epic play Pericles, Prince of Tyre.

The production will open Nov. 15 and continue through Nov. 23 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

Directed by Ray Chambers, the cast features Amy Blackman as Thaisa, Maxx Brawer as Cleon, Lindsay Brill as Bawd, Charlotte Bydwell as Lychorida, Diana, Lowell Byers as Pericles, Ally Carey as Dionyza, Jamal Douglas as Simonides, Tyler Kent as Helicanus, Jake Millgard as Cerimon and Pandar, Makha Mthembu as Marina, Daniel Petzold as Boult, Megan M. Storti as Gower, Nathan Whitmer as Antiochus and Leonine and Patrick Zeller as Lysimachus and Thailard.

Here's how the production is billed: "Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a startling epic of the trials, heartbreak, and redemption of a warrior who must navigate the dangerous currents of human corruption and angry fate. Join him as he travels across the treacherous oceans of North Africa, ancient Syria, Turkey, and Greece and is forever changed by the comically exotic and morally vague figures he meets. Love, betrayal, laughter, and adventure unfold in this engrossing, yet seldom produced, Shakespearean gem."

"The Old Globe’s M.F.A. program is one of the jewels in this theater’s crown, and I'm as proud of the work we do training the next generation of American actors as I am of anything else in the institution’s life," artistic director Barry Edelstein said in a statement. "The talent that thrives in our venture with USD is top-notch, and in the fascinating Shakespearean saga that is Pericles, Prince of Tyre, that talent will be on dazzling display."

The creative team includes Sean Fanning and Brian Redfern (scenic design), Elisa Benzoni (costume design), Jason Bieber (lighting design), Melanie Chen (sound design), Jan Gist (voice and speech coach), Brian Byrnes (movement coach), Nicole Ries (production stage manager) and Ryan Heath (assistant stage manager). A joint venture of The Old Globe and the University of San Diego, the Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Arts program nationally recruits seven students each year to participate in an intensive two-year, year-round course of graduate study in classical theatre.

The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. Call (619) 23-GLOBE or visit TheOldGlobe.org for more information.

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