Santa Monica Playhouse Education Conservatory announced today that 10 dedicated members of its Playhouse Young Actors’ Conservatory program were selected to perform in the Santa Monica performances of the visiting Globe Theatre’s production of The Merry Wives of Windsor October 14-24 at the Edythe and Eli Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center.
Eight of the youth performers: Asher Bank, Isaiah Berke, Isabelle D’Amico, Hollis Dohr, Talia Heimanson, Bella Padilla, Victor Shlyakhtenko and Alex Vozka will alternate as woodland faeries, and two, Sam Korobkin of Venice and Joseph Ottavi-Perez of Santa Monica, will share the role of Robin Page.
A huge hit in London, Merry Wives is Shakespeare’s Globe’s first large-scale UK and international tour. It is a ribald romp through the Bard’s most bawdy and timeless comedy. As a brilliantly constructed farce and timeless battle of the sexes, The Merry Wives of Windsor â€œbrims with humanity, ingenuity, and irresistible charm.â€ (Sunday Telegraph.) Purchase tickets online at www.thebroadstage.com/tickets or call (310) 434-3200.
The internationally acclaimed Santa Monica Playhouse Theatre Workshop Program for youth, now celebrating four decades of continuous theatre workshops, was developed with more than 25,000 students to date. Workshops are held year-round at the Playhouse theatre complex in downtown Santa Monica. Alumni of this acclaimed theatre program include performers Kate Hudson, Oliver Hudson, Jason Ritter, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Deschanel, Jason Segel, Azura Skye, Monet Mazur, Terri Nunn, Jon Kasdan, Obi Ndefo, Emmy Award winner Aisha WaglÃ©, novelist Rebecca Donner, television writer/producer Rina Mimoun, casting director Liz Dean, Boston Sun journalist Gadi Dechter, Mickey Madden of Maroon 5 and New York City Superintendent of Alternative Schools and Programs Cami Anderson.
Santa Monica Playhouse (http://SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com), currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary of continuous education and entertainment to the community, is a not for profit theatre and educational corporation that has been a pioneer in theatre education for youth, working with more than half a million young people in 11 countries over the past 41 years. Santa Monica Playhouse is located at 1211 4th Street (between Wilshire & Arizona) in the heart of the Bayside District in Santa Monica, California.