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Press Release

 

DOUBLE INDEMNITY EXTENDS ONE WEEK THROUGH SEPT. 1

SAN DIEGO (July 24, 2013)—The Old Globe today announced that the San Diego Premiere of the crime classic Double Indemnity will receive an additional week of performances and will now run through Sept. 1. The production begins previews on July 27 and was originally set to close on Aug. 25. Opening night is Aug. 1. Double Indemnity is adapted by David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright from the book by James M. Cain and is directed by John Gould Rubin. Tickets for the extension week are currently available to subscribers only and will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 26 at 12 noon. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.

The classic crime novel and film noir masterpiece Double Indemnity has been reinvented for the stage. When small-time insurance agent Walter Huff falls under the spell of Phyllis, a gorgeous femme fatale, the two conspire to murder her husband for the insurance money. It seems like the perfect crime—until it all starts to unravel. Sexy, fun and wildly theatrical, Double Indemnity is a riveting summer thriller.

As previously announced, Michael Hayden plays Walter Huff. Hayden has appeared on Broadway in Judgment at Nuremberg (Tony Award nomination), Carousel, Cabaret, Enchanted April, Festen and Henry IV, and his Off Broadway credits include All’s Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure (Shakespeare in the Park), The Lady from Dubuque (Signature Theatre Company), Dessa Rose and Far East (Lincoln Center Theater) and All My Sons (Roundabout Theatre Company).

Angel Desai appears as Phyllis Nirlinger. Desai played Marta in the Tony Award-winning 2006 Broadway revival of Company, and she has been seen Off Broadway in The Winter’s Tale directed by Barry Edelstein and The Tempest (Classic Stage Company), Stop Kiss and Henry VIII (The Public Theater), Manic Flight Reaction and The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Playwrights Horizons) and The Architecture of Loss (New York Theatre Workshop).

The cast of Double Indemnity alsofeatures Murphy Guyer (Keyes, Herbert Nirlinger), Megan Ketch (Lola Nirlinger, Nettie, Nurse) and Vayu O’Donnell (Sachetti, Jackson, Norton).

The creative team includes Christopher Barreca (Scenic Design), David Israel Reynoso (Costume Design), Stephen Strawbridge (Lighting Design), Elizabeth Rhodes (Sound Design), Keith Skretch (Projection Design), Kwan-Fai Lam (Original Music), Caparelliotis Casting (Casting) and Peter Van Dyke (Stage Manager).

Double Indemnity is supported in part through gifts from Production Sponsors Nina and Robert Doede; Elaine and Leonard Hirsch; Gloria Rasmussen, in memory of Dick Rasmussen; and Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust.

TICKETS to Double Indemnity can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. Performances begin on July 27 and continue through Sept. 1. Ticket prices start at $29. Performance times: Previews: Saturday, July 27 at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m. Regular Performances: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. There will be no 7:00 p.m. performance on Sunday, Sept. 1. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and under, seniors and groups of 10 or more.

LOCATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available ($10). For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org.

CALENDAR: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (6/2-9/29), The Merchant of Venice (6/9-9/28), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (6/16-9/26), The Rainmaker (7/13-8/11), Double Indemnity (7/27-9/1), The Last Goodbye (9/20-11/3), The Few (9/28-10/27).

PHOTO EDITORS: Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at www.TheOldGlobe.org/pressroom.

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 75 years. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Michael G. Murphy, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theater's education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Catered Affair and the annual holiday musical, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theaters across the country.

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