POSTPONED! Speaking of Shakespeare Lecture:
William A. Nericcio talk has been postponed from Nov9 to the new year. We’ll let you know the date. Meanwhile, here are some other Shakespeare things to see:
Other Society Events:
MARATHON READ-A-THON of CALEB’S CROSSING
Where: Auditorium of San Diego’s new CENTRAL LIBRARY
When: Sat, Nov 16, 2013, Start at 9 am. Plan to finish by 11 pm.
The Society will participate in this reading with three readers who will perform in mid-afternoon (time to be announced).
The event is sponsored by WriteOutLoud
, San Diego Public Libraries, and KPBS
A Shakespeare Musicale:”Stars of the Future do Shakespeare and more”
by Leigh Scarritt Productions. Sponsored by SDSS.
Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church Theatre, Talbot & Canon, Point Loma
When: Fri, Nov 22, 2013. Doors Open at 715pm, Performance at 7:30pm
Admission: General Admission $15.00; Members $10.00, Seniors, students, and military.
It’s our biggest ticketed event of the year and raises money for the annual Shakespeare Student Festival–It’s Celebrity Sonnets at the Old Globe Theatre. Buy your tickets in advance or at the door.
This year we are excited to bring you a dazzling array of celebrities:
- While Jonathan McMurtry has had roles on the TV shows Modern Family, Fraiser, Cheers, Wings, and many others, you probably know him because for the past 50 years, Jonathan McMurtry has been Associate Artist with The Old Globe Theatre, having acted in more than 200 productions, and performed in all 37 plays by Shakespeare. His awards include the KPBS 2006 Shiley Patte “Lifetime in Theatre Achievement,” several Los Angeles and San Diego Critics’ Circle Awards, and the 2008 Craig Noel “Lifetime in Theatre Achievement Award.”
Trina Parks and Jimmy Diggs
- Trina Parks was the first African American James Bond Girl/Villain in Diamonds are Forever (as the character Thumper) and the first American and first African American to open the famous “Crystal Room” at the New Otani Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, performing her solo singing show. She is also the founder, artistic director and choreographer of the new Palm Springs Historical Dance Theater.
- Jimmy Diggs is a writer for Television, including 7 episodes of Star Trek—more episodes than any other freelance writer for the series. Diggs currently operates his own production company, House of Diggs Productions, and is working on a Steampunk project called The Crypto-Historians.
Michael Maury has made several television appearances on such shows as Fox’s “That 70’s Show”, NBC’s “Passions”, and as Deputy Lloyd on NBC’s breakout hit, “Heroes”. Michael is currently a member of the main stage cast at the National Comedy Theatre and is proud to be a part of San Diego’s longest running show.
- Greg Evans is the creator of the nationally syndicated comic strip, LUANN, which appears in over 400 newspapers worldwide. In 2004 Greg was voted “Cartoonist Of The Year” by the National Cartoonists Society.
- Onstage with her father will be Karen Evans, ”the real Luann.” Her antics as a 5 year old inspired the idea for a comic strip character, but her adult life has lead her to a career as a teacher and now an administrator at Magnolia Science Academy, a local charter middle school.
- Renee Gandola has performed locally with The Old Globe, Playwrights Project, Broadway Vista, Carlsbad Play Readers, New Vision, Patio Playhouse, and PowPac. She has directing, stage managing, and producing credits.
- Kent Gandola is particularly delighted to perform tonight with his stage-found wife Renee. Recent local credits include, A Feminine Ending (Scripps Ranch Theatre), Odyssey (The Old Globe), No Child (InnerMission Productions), And Then There Were None (Carlsbad Playreaders), Macbeth (Independent Players), Twelfth Night, Macbeth (Coronado Playhouse).
- Sandra Younger is an award-winning magazine journalist and founder and master story strategist at Strategic Story Solutions. Sandra is also the author of the new book, The Fire Outside My Window: A Survivor Tells the True Story of California’s Epic Cedar Fire.
- San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, directed by Danika Pramik-Holdaway, is the resident classical ballet school in Balboa Park. Its mission is to serve the youth of San Diego with classical ballet training and performing opportunities for all.
SD Civic Youth Ballet
- Working with the SD Civic Youth Ballet, Vanessa Dinning, president of the Peninsula Singers and former Artistic Director of the SD Shakespeare Society, who has been an education and actress at the Globe in London, The Royal National Theatre in London, and The Theatre Museum in Covent Garden and many theatres in the UK and here.
- Rosario Monetti, is a tenor born in Naples, Italy, but here in San Diego he is a headline artist of the annual San Diego Sicilian Festival, a featured singer on Opera Tuesday and Rat Pack Wednesday twice monthly at Operacaffe in the Gaslamp Quarter, and a headline artist at the Convivio Center in Little Italy.
- Walter Ritter is well known for his work as Executive Director of Write Out Loud, but he is also a Resident Artist at both Ion Theatre and Lynx Performance. He has also performed at Lamb’s Players Theatre, Sledgehammer, Moonlight Stage, Starlight and others.
- Veronica Murphy, Artistic Director of Write Out Loud, has been performing on San Diego area stages for over 20 years. Her work with local companies includes Cygnet Theatre Company, Ion Theatre Company, Lamb’s Players Theatre, Lynx Performance, North Coast Repertory Theatre, Pam Turner Dance and Tonic Productions.
- Gabe Krut has performed in seven different Shakespeare plays at the North Coast Rep’s Theatre School. His roles range from Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. This year Gabe won an award at The Shakespeare Society’s Student Festival and he appeared with the Globe’s Summer Shakespeare Intensive in The Scottish Play on the Festival Stage. He is a ninth grader at The Bishop’s School in La Jolla.
- The Director of MALAS, the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences program at San Diego State University, William Nericcio also serves as professor of English and Comparative Literature & Chicana/o Studies and serves on the faculty of the Center for Latin American Studies.
- TANGOCENTRIC dance project is located at 3980 30st in North Park. Under the direction of Artistic Director, Susan Lake, this dance company performs throughout Southern California and they are known for their experimental approach to telling stories and creating dance theater. Dancers: Kirk Parker, Mylee Schulkin, Erica Mendelson-Yanchus, Pamela Traver.
- Working with TANGOCENTRIC will be Dave Rivas. He is a board member or Amigos del Rep at the San Diego Repertory theatre and Teatro mascara Magica. Dave is also the creator of DaveyBoy Productions, an voice over-actors workshop, sound design and recording studio.
- George Bailey, co-artistic director at the Ocean Beach Playhouse, has been performing for over 37 years on both coasts in summer stock, dinner and community theaters. George is also a published poet, playwright, singer, dancer (sometimes choreographer), pianist and vocal coach.
- Vox Nobili Madrigal Singers are a small group of highly-skilled a cappella singers specializing in medieval and renaissance madrigals, led by Tara Pool as Queen Elizabeth I.
- Emcee: Pam Kragen, U-T reporter for the North County, after 27 years at the North County Times, where she served as the Arts & Features Editor, as well as the paper’s longtime arts writer and theater/opera critic. She is the president and co-founder of the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle and won first place awards in 2009 and 2010 for her theater criticism in the Suburban Newspapers of America’s national contest.
Vox Nobili will give a preshow performance outside the Old Globe at 6:30pm (when tickets go on sale at the door).
7pm the doors open for General Admission
7:30pm the performance begins
Buy your tickets in advance and go to the much shorter Will Call line and make sure you don’t miss out.