SAN DIEGO–The Old Globe’s 2012 Shakespeare Festival kicked off with performances in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre.
Adrian Noble returns for his third season as the Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Festival and will direct Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s Inherit the Wind. Renowned British director Lindsay Posner makes his debut at the Globe with his production of Richard III.
Jay Whittaker will play the title role in Richard III and Oliver in As You Like It, Globe Associate Artist Robert Foxworth will play Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind and Lord Hastings in Richard III, Adrian Sparks will play Matthew Harrison Brady in Inherit the Wind and Corin in As You Like It, Dana Green will play Rosalind in As You Like It and Queen Elizabeth in Richard III, Dan Amboyer will play Orlando in As You Like It, Bertram Cates in Inherit the Wind and the Earl of Richmond in Richard III and Jacques C. Smith will play Jaques in As You Like It, Mr. Meeker in Inherit the Wind and the Duke of Buckingham in Richard III.
The repertory company also features Happy Anderson, Vivia Font, Aidan Hayek, Old Globe Associate Artist Charles Janasz, Joseph Marcell, Jonas McMullen, Robin Moseley, Bob Pescovitz and Lou Francine Rasse, as well as The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program candidates Matthew Bellows, Adam Daveline, Jeremy Fisher, Rachael Jenison, Jesse Jensen, Danielle O’Farrell, Allison Spratt Pearce, Deborah Radloff, Stephanie Roetzel, Christopher Salazar, Jonathan Spivey, Whitney Wakimoto, Bree Welch and Sean-Michael Wilkinson.
The creative team includes Old Globe Associate Artist Ralph Funicello (Scenic Design), Deirdre Clancy (Costume Design), Alan Burrett (Lighting Design), Lindsay Jones (Sound Design), Shaun Davey (Original Music), Peter Golub (Original Music), Old Globe Associate Artist Steve Rankin (Fight Director), Elan McMahan (Music Direction), Christine Adaire (Vocal and Dialect Coach), Calleri Casting (Casting) and Bret Torbeck (Stage Manager).
The plays are performed in repertory through Sept. 30.
Meet The Cast of 2012 Shakespeare Festival