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June 30 – September 14, 2024 (opening: Friday, July 19) for Part 1
July 9 – September 15, 2024 (opening: Saturday, July 20) for Part 2
Lowell Davies Festival Theatre
World premiere adaptation
By William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Barry Edelstein
The Globe joins a small group of theatres that have completed Shakespeare’s canon with the 2024 Summer Shakespeare Festival. Noted Shakespeare director and the Globe’s Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein turns Henry VI, Parts I, II, and III into a thrilling two-part event, running simultaneously through the summer in our beautiful outdoor theatre.
The plays chronicle two ruling families of medieval England, the Yorks and the Lancasters, as they fight each other in a civil war known as the Wars of the Roses. These adaptations include all the great language, characters, spectacle, battles, and sweeping crowd scenes that make the three Shakespeare plays so memorable, as they explore the impact of national politics on individual lives.
This milestone will be celebrated with a yearlong program of citywide arts engagement and humanities events, including opportunities for interested San Diegans to participate in the making of the production.
Henry 6 is made possible by a generous grant from The Roy Cockrum Foundation.