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The Old Globe 2017-2018 Season

For show descriptions, artist bios, and photos click the show titles below.

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

September 7 – October 22, 2017 (Opening Night: Friday, September 15)
World premiere
Benny & Joon
A New Musical
Book by Kirsten Guenther
Music by Nolan Gasser
Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein
Based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil
Directed by Jack Cummings III

November 4 – December 24, 2017 (Opening Night: Thursday, November 9)
Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Book and Lyrics by Timothy Mason
Music by Mel Marvin
Original production conceived and directed by Jack O’Brien
Original Choreography by John DeLuca
Directed by James Vásquez

January 27 – March 4, 2018 (Opening Night: Thursday, February 1)
The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Maria Aitken

March 23 – April 29, 2018 (Opening Night: Thursday, March 29)
World premiere
American Mariachi
By José Cruz González
Directed by James Vásquez
In association with Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company

May 12 – June 17, 2018 (Opening Night: Thursday, May 17)
Southern California premiere
A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Ursula Rani Sarma
Adapted from the novel by Khaled Hosseini
Directed by Carey Perloff
In association with American Conservatory Theater



Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

September 30 – October 29, 2017 (Opening Night: Thursday, October 5)
The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey
Written and performed by James Lecesne
Directed by Tony Speciale

February 10 – March 11, 2018 (Opening Night: Thursday, February 15)
Globe-commissioned world premiere translation
Uncle Vanya
By Anton Chekhov
Translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky
Directed by Richard Nelson

April 5 – May 6, 2018 (Opening Night: Thursday, April 12)
Globe-commissioned world premiere
The Wanderers
By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Barry Edelstein

May 26 – June 24, 2018 (Opening Night: Thursday, May 31)
West Coast premiere
Native Gardens
By Karen Zacarías
Directed by Edward Torres


Globe for All Tour: Bringing Shakespeare to the San Diego Community

October 31 – November 19, 2017
Twelfth Night
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jerry Ruiz


The Old Globe and University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program

November 11 – November 19, 2017 (Opening night: November 11)
Romeo and Juliet
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg


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