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Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy

May 11 - June 16

Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center


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Artwork courtesy of The Old Globe.

Ken Ludwig’s The Gods of Comedy


By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Amanda Dehnert
In association with McCarter Theatre Center

Daphne and Ralph are young classics professors who have just made a discovery that’s sure to turn them into academic superstars. But something goes disastrously wrong, and Daphne cries out in a panic, “Save me, gods of ancient Greece!”…and the gods actually appear! The Ivy League will never be the same as a pair of screwball deities encounters the carnal complexity of college coeds, campus capers, and conspicuous consumption. Two-time Olivier Award–winning comic playwright Ken Ludwig, who delighted Globe audiences with Robin Hood! and Baskerville, brings us a knockabout world premiere with laughs that are simply divine.

Single tickets for Ken Ludwig's Gods of Comedy go on sale Friday, March 29 at 12:00 noon.

Production Sponsors
Nicki and Ben Clay
Elaine and Dave Darwin
Paula and Brian Powers
Jean and Gary Shekhter
Pamela J. Wagner and Hans Tegebo

Artist Sponsors for Ken Ludwig (playwright)
Jo Ann Kilty
Evelyn Mack Truitt



Vicki and Carl Zeiger Insights Seminars

This series provides Old Globe patrons with an opportunity to closely connect with productions both onstage and backstage. A panel selected from the artistic company of each show (playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and/or technicians) engages patrons in an informal and illuminating presentation of ideas and insights to enhance the theatre going experience. Each Insights Seminar takes place 90 minutes before curtain time on the Tuesday after performances begin, and includes an informal reception 30 minutes before the start. FREE; no reservations necessary.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.


Post-Show Forums

Join us after the show for an informal and enlightening question-and-answer session with cast members. Get the "inside story" on creating a character and putting together a professional production. Post-show forums are scheduled after select Tuesday and Wednesday evening performances. FREE; no reservations necessary.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Subject Matters

Explore the ideas and issues raised by a production through brief, illuminating post-show discussions with local experts, such as scientists, artists, historians and scholars. Subject Matters will ignite discussion, bring the play's concerns into sharp focus, and encourage you to think beyond the stage! Subject Matters discussions follow select Saturday matinee performances. FREE; no reservations necessary.

Saturday, May 18, 2019