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February 8 – March 8, 2020
(Opening night: February 13, 2020)
Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center
By Madeleine George
Directed by James Vásquez
This unconventional new comedy from Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George sees the Greek god Dionysus return to the modern world disguised as the butch gardener Diane, whose secret mission is to seduce mortal followers and restore the earth to its natural state. Where better to begin than with four real housewives from New Jersey? The New York Times cheered Hurricane Diane as an “astonishing new play,” and New York magazine hailed it as “hilarious and full of keen observation and profound human affection.” Contains strong language.
Madeleine George (Playwright) has written the plays The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence (Pulitzer Prize finalist, Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award), Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist), Precious Little, and The Zero Hour (Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, Lambda Literary Award finalist). Her other honors include a Whiting Award, the Princess Grace Award for Playwriting, and three MacDowell Colony Fellowships. George is an alumna of New Dramatists; a founding member of the Obie Award–winning playwrights collective 13P (Thirteen Playwrights, Inc.); the Fellow for Curriculum and Program Development for the Bard Prison Initiative at Bard College; and the Mellon Playwright in Residence at Two River Theater in New Jersey.
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, February 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.
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, Feburary 18, 2020
Tuesday, Feburary 25, 2020
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
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, February 22, 2020
Open captioning is live text displayed simultaneously to the performance and does not require the user to have any special equipment for viewing the text. Please contact our Ticket Services Department at (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623) or Tickets@TheOldGlobe.org to purchase tickets within view of the captioning screen. Tickets for open-caption performances go on sale on the single-ticket on-sale date and are subject to availability. Support for open captioning is provided in part by TDF. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.