Join us for this very special evening as an all-female cast (and two couples) of notable performers takes the stage and enacts selections from the canon honoring the women of Shakespeare.
Program Conclusion and Reception in Hattox Hall.
Monday, October 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center
Darryl Woodson – Emcee, President, San Diego Shakespeare Society
Celebrity Order of Presentations
Richard Lederer – Original Sonnet for Jonathan McMurtry; Author of over 50 books and San Diego Union-Tribune columnist.
Karole Foreman – Cleopatra, Antony and Cleopatra; Fences (NAACP Nom); Porgy & Bess, Sweeny Todd (Antaeus); Stupid F**king Bird (Cygnet); Next to Normal, OC Best Actress Award.
Marion Ross – Sonnet 74; Best known as Mrs. Cunningham, Ron Howard’s Mom on TV’s “Happy Days”; 2 Primetime Emmy nominations; Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress; Old Globe Associate Artist.
Monique Gaffney – Queen Margaret, Henry VI, Part III; Actor and dancer for 25 years; Last seen as Ashley in The Virgin Trial (Cygnet).
Raymond and Patricia Lynch – Sonnets 22 & 29; Well-known San Diego Actors; Currently performing in The Winter’s Tale (Coronado Playhouse).
Tami Curtice – Joan of Arc, Henry VI Part I; Actress, student of Jonathan McMurtry; Wizard of Oz, Anything Goes, Macbeth; Presenter, Celebrity Shakespeare Sonnets; Panelist in “Acting Shakespeare”.
San Diego Youth Civic Ballet – Sonnet 128; read by Vanessa Dinning; Danika Pramick-Holdaway leads the resident ballet school in Balboa Park; Offers training in Casa del Prado Studios.
Yolanda Franklin – Emilia, Othello; Award-winning actress and director; Performing next at Lamb’s Players Theatre in “Ring Round the Moon.”
Pat Launer – Gertrude, Hamlet; Emmy Award-winning Theater Critic and Arts Writer; Served as host of “Center Stage” KPBS-TV; Hosts theater segments on Channel 4SD and KUSI-TV.
Veronica Murphy and Walter Ritter – Rosalind & Orlando, As You Like It; Co-founders of Write Out Loud; They Inspire, challenge and entertain by reading literature aloud to audiences of all ages.
Julia Giolzetti – Paulina, The Winter’s Tale; BFA, New York University Tisch School of the Arts; Stella Adler Studio of Acting; Performed Off-Broadway as member of The Drunk Shakespeare Society.
Milena Phillips – Portia, Julius Caesar; Rasheeda Speaking, Calendar Girls, Dixie Swim Club, Best Actress Nominee in THIS at The Patio Playhouse; Film/TV: The Bold &The Beautiful, Sunset Beach.
Patricia Elmore Costa – Katherine, The Taming of the Shrew; Founder and Artistic Director of San Diego Actors Theatre, celebrating 34 years of presenting professional, provocative theatre.
Sandra Maas – Rosalind, As You Like It; Award-winning Journalist informing TV and radio audiences in San Diego for 30 years; Currently in her quest to help women in the workplace achieve equal pay.
OUR THANKS – The San Diego Shakespeare Society is deeply grateful to Hal and Pam Fuson and Mrs. Walter Munk for their generous financial support to make this program possible.