The production, which will begin previews Aug. 16, marks Ellis' directing debut at the Old Globe. With an official opening night slated for Aug. 22, performances will continue through Sept. 20.
In Shakespearian farce The Comedy of Errors a man and his servant arrive in a town, unaware that each of them has a set of identical twins already living there. The mix-up causes upset wives, mistresses and ensuing scandal.
The cast also features Megan Dodds (West End’s My Name Is Rachel Corrie), Barrett Doss (You Can’t Take It with You), Austin Durant (You Can’t Take It with You), Patrick Kerr (You Can’t Take It with You ), Garth Schilling and Globe Associate Artist Deborah Taylor.
Joining them will be Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program actors Amy Blackman, Lindsay Brill, Charlotte Bydwell, Lowell Byers, Ally Carey, Jamal Douglas, Tyler Kent, Jake Millgard, Makha Mthembu, Daniel Petzold, Megan M. Storti, Nathan Whitmer and Patrick Zeller.
The creative team also includes Alexander Dodge (scenic design), Linda Cho (costume design), Philip S. Rosenberg (lighting design), Acme Sound Partners (sound sesign), Derek Cannon (music director), Ursula Meyer (voice and text coach), Jim Carnahan, CSA (casting), and Charles Means (production stage manager).
Single and subscription tickets can be purchased online at TheOldGlobe, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, San Diego.