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One-Week Extensions for Three Shows in 2024

The Old Globe
Announces One-Week Extensions
Due to Popular Demand
for the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama
by Sanaz Toossi,
directed by Arya Shahi;

Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – Apt. 2B,
a New Play by Kate Hamill,
Directed by James Vásquez

And the West Coast Premiere of
Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors
written by Gordon Greenberg and Steven Rosen,
directed by Gordon Greenberg;

Tickets for the extensions are now available at TheOldGlobe.org

PHOTO EDITORS: Photos of The Old Globe’s 2024 Season can be found here.

SAN DIEGO (January 16, 2024) 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. Single tickets for the extension of English are now available at www.TheOldGlobe.org. Access to tickets for the new extension weeks for Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – Apt. 2B and Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors are currently available by subscription only at www.TheOldGlobe.org.

Production Extensions at The Old Globe:

By Sanaz Toossi
Directed by Arya Shahi
January 27 – February 25, 2024 (previous closing date: February 18)
Opening: Thursday, February 1

Winner of the 2023 Pulitzer Prize, the Obie Award, and the Lucille Lortel Award. In a classroom near Tehran, four adult students prepare for an English proficiency exam. They each have a reason for being there: a chance at opportunity, access, or a new calling. But as they bond over this new way to express themselves, they also grapple with the lives they must leave behind. Told with hilarious wit and genuine compassion, Sanaz Toossi’s English is “both a buoyant comedy of communication and a subtle but probing exploration of what it means to speak and feel understood” (New York Theatre Guide).

Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – Apt. 2B
By Kate Hamill
Directed by James Vásquez
July 27 – August 25, 2024 (previous closing date: August 18)
Opening: Thursday, August 1

A fast-paced and wildly entertaining new play that reimagines the most iconic detective team of all time. In present-day Baker Street, steampunk hipster Shirley Holmes and her spunky new roommate Joan Watson become entangled in a series of cases all related to the same supervillain, who always seems to be one step ahead of them. From the witty imagination of Kate Hamill, one of the most popular playwrights in America, this irreverent take on the beloved characters packs nonstop laughs into a rollicking murder mystery with a bold and modern lens. BroadwayWorld proclaimed, “Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – Apt. 2B is delightful and entertaining.”

West Coast premiere
Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors
By Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen
Directed by Gordon Greenberg
September 20 – October 20, 2024 (previous closing date: October 13)
Opening: Thursday, September 26

Celebrate Halloween with a new side-splitting adventure based on Bram Stoker’s classic tale that’s sure to induce blood-curdling screams—of laughter! Famed vampire hunter Jean Van Helsing and her motley crew chase Count Dracula around the English countryside in a madcap race to save his innocent victims. Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen return to The Old Globe following their wildly popular Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Show! and Crime and Punishment, A Comedy. Filled with their signature imaginative staging, irreverent farce, and special effects, this hilarious scarefest is the perfect way to get spooky this season!

Opening night post-show receptions for the cast and donors are held in Hattox Hall, located in the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center.

English is supported by Major Production Sponsors The Bernard J. Eggertsen, M.D. Fund. Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – Apt. 2B is supported by Production Sponsors Pamela Farr and Buford Alexander and Artist Sponsors Sonia Israel, in memory of Andy Israel (for director James Vásquez). Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors is supported by Artist Sponsors Carol and George Lattimer (for Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen). Financial support of The Old Globe is provided by The City of San Diego. The Theodor and Audrey Geisel Fund provides leadership support for The Old Globe’s year-round activities.

Bios and photos of all participants can be found at www.TheOldGlobe.org/Press-Room.

The Tony Award–winning The Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional nonprofit regional theatres. Now in its 89th year, the Globe is San Diego’s flagship performing arts institution, and it serves a vibrant community with theatre as a public good. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and the Audrey S. Geisel Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 16 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages, including its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people annually attend Globe productions and participate in the theatre’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Its nationally prominent Arts Engagement Department provides an array of participatory programs that make theatre matter to more people in neighborhoods throughout the region. Humanities programs at the Globe and around the city broaden the community’s understanding of theatre art in all its forms. The Globe also boasts a range of new play development programs with professional and community-based writers, as well as the renowned The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Numerous world premieres—such as 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas! —have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.

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