SAN DIEGO–The Old Globe will bring it’s Globe for All Tour to the San Diego county community with support provided by Theatre Forward’s Advancing Strong Theatre grant program.
Following the Globe engagement of Karen Zacarías’s hilarious comedy directed by Edward Torres, Native Gardens will travel June 28 through July 1 to four of our community partner venues for free performances in South Bay, Lemon Grove, Otay Mesa, and Oceanside.
Developed in the 2017 Powers New Voices Festival, it runs through June 24 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and then hits the road!
Young power couple Pablo and Tania get their piece of the American dream when they purchase an upscale house in a historic neighborhood. But a disagreement with their next-door neighbors Virginia and Frank over the property line that separates their backyards soon spirals into an all-out war of taste, class, and gardening. The hedgerow becomes the site of a culture clash and friendly neighbors turn into flower-flinging enemies in this West Coast premiere.
The cast includes Kimberli Flores (Marvel/Netflix’s “Daredevil,” Pulse at Guthrie Theater) as Tania Del Valle, Eddie Martinez (member of Chicago’s Teatro Vista, Fade Off Broadway) as Pablo Del Valle, Mark Pinter (Globe’s Red Velvet, Macbeth, Othello, and more) as Frank Butley, and Shana Wride (Much Ado About Nothing, Faded Glory, 2.5 Minute Ride) as Virginia Butley, as well as local San Diego actors Jose Balistrieri (Gardener) and Alexander Guzman (Gardener).
The creative team includes Collette Pollard (Scenic Design), Jennifer Brawn Gittings (Costume Design), Mikhail Fiksel (Sound Design), Caparelliotis Casting (Casting), and Marie Jahelka (Production Stage Manager).
The Globe for All touring program, the Globe’s cornerstone arts engagement initiative, was launched in 2014 by Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and has since brought free professional theatre twice a year to over 7,300 diverse, multigenerational people in communities throughout San Diego, offering workshops, community meals, and talkbacks.
The Native Gardens Globe for All Tour performances will take place at Hilltop Middle School/South Bay Community Center on Thursday, June 28; at Lemon Grove Academy/Lemon Grove Branch Library/Lemon Grove Historical Society on Friday, June 29; at the Otay Mesa-Nestor Branch Library on Saturday, June 30; and at the Oceanside Public Library in their Civic Center Community Rooms on Sunday, July 1. Tour performances are by invitation only from the community