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Duel Reality

July 06 - August 04

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

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The cast of Duel Reality. Photo by Jim Cox.

Duel Reality
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July 6 – August 4, 2024

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

West Coast premiere
A production by The 7 Fingers
Directed by Shana Carroll
Originally produced and created in collaboration with Virgin Voyages

The triumphant return of the company that brought Globe audiences last summer’s smash hit Passengers. Love, honor, and betrayal come to life through a blend of acrobatics, theatre, and music in this one-act romp perfect for all ages. Two feuding families engage in a battle of skill, each competition more daring than the last. While the two groups face off, cheered on by their side of the audience, a pair of star-crossed lovers struggles to escape the showdown. The exhilaration and danger of competition provide the thrilling backdrop to The 7 Fingers’s one-of-a-kind daredevil theatrical extravaganza.

This production includes stylized depictions of violence.

Total running time: 75 minutes (one act with no intermission).

Please note that we have a unique late-seating policy for this production. Due to the unique nature of the show, and for the safety of our performers, those who arrive late may not be seated in their assigned locations. Late seating will also only happen when it is deemed safe to do so by Globe staff in coordination with the performing company. There will be no late seating for those who have tickets for the onstage seating section.

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LGBTQIA+ Theatre Night: Friday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Post Show Forum: Wednesday, July 17; Wednesday, July 24; and Tuesday, July 30.

Open-Caption Performance: Saturday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m.

Duel Reality is supported by production sponsors Nikki and Ben Clay.

Tour made possible thanks to the touring assistance program of the Quebec Council for the Arts and Letters. 

Duel Reality: The Electrifying New Show from The 7 Fingers



“This visual spectacle is a total delight and captivating throughout.” —Stage and Cinema

Duel Reality’s athleticism dazzles at the Globe!” —The San Diego Union-Tribune

“This is a great family show—children will be captivated by the constant action and death-defying feats.” —San Diego Jewish World

“Non-stop feats that frequently had me gasping for breath. Don’t miss it!” —San Diego Stage and Screen

“This show is good for all ages. The artistry and acrobatics will keep everyone entertained.” —BroadwayWorld

“The true magic of Duel Reality is that it can so effortlessly move us.” —Culture Vulture

“A captivating blend of acrobatics alongside theatrical innovation. It excels in putting the gasp back into theatre.” —Vanguard Culture

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