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Thinking Shakespeare Live! with Jose Balistrieri, Angela Pierce, and Cornell Womack, 2023. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
The Old Globe is thrilled to announce that the popular annual event Thinking Shakespeare Live!, directed by the Globe’s Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. This program is part of a milestone celebration in Globe history surrounding a once-in-a-generation event, as The Old Globe becomes the 11th theatre company nationwide to complete Shakespeare’s canon with Henry 6, a new two-play adaptation of Henry VI, Parts I, II, and III, directed and adapted by Edelstein, as part of the Globe’s 2024 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The celebrations also include the free, family-friendly Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! AXIS event, an exciting and festive occasion to celebrate the Bard’s countless contributions to arts and culture around the world, on Saturday, April 20, 2024 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Globe’s outdoor Copley Plaza. Tickets for Thinking Shakespeare Live! are now on sale for Globe subscribers and donors at www.TheOldGlobe.org. Tickets will be available to the public on Friday, April 5 at 12:00 noon.
(from left) Caleb Foote and Joshua Echebiri. Photo by Chanel Cook.
The Old Globe is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team for King James. The play is written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Rajiv Joseph (Broadway’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Off Broadway’s Guards at the Taj) and is directed by Justin Emeka (Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Sweat and American Son). King James plays at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, from March 9 through March 31, 2024, with the official opening night on Thursday, March 14. Tickets are now on sale.
(from left) Pooya Mohseni, Tara Grammy, Ari Derambakhsh, Joe Joseph, and Mary Apick in The Old Globe’s production of English. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
Even before the 2024 Season begins public performances, The Old Globe is pleased to announce that, due to popular demand in seasonal tickets, there will be a one-week extension for three of its productions, including the critically acclaimed play English, written by Sanaz Toossi and directed by Arya Shahi; Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – Apt. 2B, a new play by Kate Hamill and directed by Globe Resident Artist James Vásquez; and the West Coast premiere of Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors, written by Gordon Greenberg and Steven Rosen and directed by Greenberg. All three productions play in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in San Diego’s Balboa Park.
The Old Globe is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team for the Globe-commissioned world premiere of The Age of Innocence. Based on Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize–winning classic, this new adaptation for the stage is written by Karen Zacarías (The Old Globe’s Destiny of Desire, Native Gardens) and directed by Chay Yew (The Old Globe’s Dishwasher Dreams, The Public Theater’s Low).
The Old Globe is pleased to announce the full cast and creative team for the critically-acclaimed play English. Winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize, the Obie Award, and the Lucille Lortel Award, the play is written by Sanaz Toossi (Playwrights Horizons’ Wish You Were Here, Amazon Original’s A League of Their Own)and will be directed by Arya Shahi (PigPen Theatre Co.). English plays at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, from January 27 to February 18, 2024, with the official opening night on Thursday, February. 1. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 5 at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623), and in person at The Old Globe’s Box Office in Balboa Park (1363 Old Globe Way).
Photo by Rich Soublet II.
The Old Globe announced it will present the 11th annual Powers New Voices Festival, a three-day event of readings of 10 new American plays by emerging and award-winning playwrights writing for the American theatre today, including new works by San Diegans. The free festival opens on January 12, 2024 and closes on January 14 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.