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The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program: Romeo and Juliet

November 11 – November 19, 2017
(Opening night: November 11)

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg

The Montague and Capulet families are at war. When Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet meet by chance, the two lovers defy their entire world to be together. Acclaimed San Diego director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg’s audacious modern production goes beyond sentimental stereotypes to reveal the raw and powerful love story that ignites an inferno in a dangerously divided community.

A joint venture of the Globe and USD, the Shiley Graduate Theatre Program trains seven select students in an intensive two-year course of graduate study in classical theatre. Private funding for the Master of Fine Arts in Theatre program has been contributed through a generous endowment established by Donald and Darlene Shiley. Additional support for the program is provided by the Dorothy Brown Endowment Fund and the Louis Yager Cantwell Foundation.


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Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
Director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg. The Old Globe and University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program's Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, and directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, runs November 11 – November 19, 2017 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.

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Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (Director, Romeo and Juliet) recently made her Globe debut with Skeleton Crew. She is the founding Artistic Director of MOXIE Theatre, where she has directed many acclaimed productions. Her other local directing credits include San Diego Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Cygnet Theatre Company, Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company, New Village Arts, Diversionary Theatre, ion theatre company, and Playwrights Project. Her honors include the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle 2015 Director of the Year Award, Theatre Communications Group’s New Generations Program fellowship, San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Awards, a Women’s International Center Living Legacy Award, Van Lier Fund fellowship (Second Stage Theatre), and the New York Drama League’s Directors Project.