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Rancho Santa Fe actor to perform in Old Globe’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’

Jordi Bertran.  Photo courtesy of The Old Globe
Jordi Bertran. Photo courtesy of The Old Globe

Rancho Santa Fe resident Jordi Bertran, 12, will appear as Mamillius in William Shakespeare’s romance “The Winter’s Tale,” scheduled to run Feb. 8-March 16 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.  Jordi is the only child in the cast of “The Winter’s Tale.”

Artistic Director Barry Edelstein makes his Old Globe directorial debut with the show, the first indoor Shakespeare production at the Globe in more than a decade.

Jordi, a seventh grader at The Rhoades School in Encinitas, previously appeared at the Globe in Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Jordi recently played Gavroche in the California Youth Conservatory production of Les Misérables, winner of the 2013 Bravo San Diego Award for Best Musical.

Jordi’s other theater credits include Young Shrek and Peter Pan in Shrek The Musical (California Youth Conservatory), Jojo in Seussical and Zebulun in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Broadway Bound Youth Theatre), and Troy in Disney’s High School Musical Jr. and Doody in Grease (Kids Theatre Network).  He plays the lead role in Cinequest’s inspirational short film Birdboy, which premieres at the 24th annual Cinequest Film Festival in March 2014.

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Jordi is a competitive-level-six gymnast, is fluent in English and Spanish, and has played the piano since he was 4.  When he is not on stage performing, he enjoys cooking, reading, and writing short stories.

Acclaimed stage and screen actor Billy Campbell returns to the Globe following performances in the celebrated productions of Much Ado About Nothing (2003) and The Comedy of Errors (1997).  Campbell currently stars as Dr. Alan Farragut on the new SyFy Channel drama “Helix.”  He is perhaps best known for his lead role on the series “Once and Again,” for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination, and the cult favorite film The Rocketeer.

His other theatre credits include Fortinbras (Ovation Award) and Roundabout Theatre Company’s Hamlet, and his television and film credits include The Killing, The 4400, Crime Story, Dynasty, Gettysburg, Enough, and Dracula.

Preview performances run Feb. 8 – Feb. 12.  Opening night is Thursday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m.  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.

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