The Old Globe Announces Summer Shakespeare Casting and Creatives

Adrian Noble (far left) and Lindsay Posner (far right) with the 2012 Festival cast. Photos by Henry DiRocco.

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for its 2012 Shakespeare Festival, performed in repertory in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Adrian Noble returns for his third season as the artistic director of the Festival and will direct As You Like It and Inherit the Wind. Renowned British director Lindsay Posner makes his debut at the Globe with his production of Richard III. The full breakdown is below:  

June 3 – Sept. 29, 2012 (Opening Night June 24)
RICHARD III
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Lindsay Posner

A ruthless Machiavellian, the brilliant and power-hungry Richard III embarks on a bloody campaign to seize and keep the English crown.

The cast features Jay Whittaker as Richard III, Robert Foxworth as Lord Hastings, Dana Green as Queen Elizabeth, Dan Amboyer as the Earl of Richmond and Jacques C. Smith as the Duke of Buckingham, along with:

Happy Anderson (George, Duke of Clarence), Matthew Bellows (Sir Richard Ratcliffe), Adam Daveline (Second Murderer), Jeremy Fisher (Marquess of Dorset), Vivia Font (Lady Anne), Aidan Hayek (Young Duke of York), Charles Janasz (Stanley, Earl of Derby), Rachael Jenison (Second Citizen; Sir Vaughan), Jesse Jensen (Sir William Catesby), Joseph Marcell (Lord Mayor), Jonas McMullen (Edward, Prince of Wales), Robin Moseley (Queen Margaret), Danielle O’Farrell (Sir Walter Herbert), Allison Spratt Pearce (Third Citizen; Earl of Oxford), Bob Pescovitz (King Edward IV), Deborah Radloff (Duchess of York), Stephanie Roetzel (Sir William Brandon), Christopher Salazar (Lord Rivers; Tyrrel), Jonathan Spivey (First Murderer), Whitney Wakimoto (Lord Lovell), Bree Welch (First Citizen; Scrivener), and Sean-Michael Wilkinson (Sir Robert Brakenbury; Lord Grey).

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June 10 – Sept. 30, 2012 (Opening Night June 29)
AS YOU LIKE IT
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Adrian Noble

Rosalind disguises herself as a man & escapes to the forest in As You Like It, which explores the giddy excitement and dizzying foibles of love. A perfect summer night under the stars.

The cast features Dana Green as Rosalind, Dan Amboyer as Orlando, Jay Whittaker as Oliver, Adrian Sparks as Corin, and Jacques C. Smith as Jaques, along with:

Happy Anderson (Duke Frederick; William), Matthew Bellows (Charles; Lord), Adam Daveline (Amiens; Sir Oliver Martext), Jeremy Fisher (Dennis), Vivia Font (Celia), Janasz (Adam; Hymen), Jesse Jensen (Exiled Lord), Joseph Marcell (Touchstone), Danielle O’Farrell (Audrey), Allison Spratt Pearce (Phoebe), Bob Pescovitz (Duke Senior), Christopher Salazar (Silvius; Lord), Jonathan Spivey (Le Beau), and Sean-Michael Wilkinson (Jaques de Boys; Exiled Lord), with Rachael Jenison, Deborah Radloff, Stephanie Roetzel, Whitney Wakimoto and Bree Welch (Forest Dwellers).

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June 17 – Sept. 25, 2012 (Opening Night: July 3)
INHERIT THE WIND
By Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Directed by Adrian Noble

Two powerhouse lawyers face off in a small town with the eyes of an entire nation upon them in this fictional re-creation of the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial.

The cast features Dan Amboyer as Bertram Cates, Robert Foxworth as Henry Drummond, Adrian Sparks as Matthew Harrison Brady, and Jacques C. Smith as Mr. Meeker, along with:

Happy Anderson (Mayor), Matthew Bellows (George Sillers), Adam Daveline (Radio Man; Reporter), Jeremy Fisher (Mr. Goodfellow), Vivia Font (Rachel),), Aidan Hayek (Howard), Charles Janasz (Reverend Brown), Rachael Jenison (Mrs. McLain), Jesse Jensen (Bannister), Joseph Marcell (E.K. Hornbeck), Robin Moseley (Mrs. Brady), Danielle O’Farrell (Reuters Reporter; Townsperson), Allison Spratt Pearce (Townsperson), Bob Pescovitz (Judge), Deborah Radloff (Mrs. Blair), Lou Francine Rasse (Melinda), Stephanie Roetzel (Mrs. Loomis), Christopher Salazar (Tom Davenport), Jonathan Spivey (Elijah; Keller), Whitney Wakimoto (Bollinger; Aaronson), Bree Welch (Mrs. Krebs) and Sean-Michael Wilkinson (Dunlap; Page).

The creative team includes Ralph Funicello (scenic design), Deirdre Clancy (costumes), Alan Burrett (lighting), Lindsay Jones (sound), Shaun Davey and Peter Golub (original music), Steve Rankin (fight director), Elan McMahan (music direction), Christine Adaire (vocal/dialect coach), Calleri Casting (casting) and Bret Torbeck (stage manager).

Tickets may be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the box office.

Additional Photos
1. Jay Whittaker (Richard III)
2. Dana Green and Dan Amboyer (Rosalind & Orlando)
3. Robert Foxworth and Adrian Sparks (Henry Drummond & Matthew Harrison Brady)

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