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The Old Globe

In the Limelight: The Old Globe Theatre celebrates 80 years.
Jim Cox


The Old Globe
1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 231-1941

Visitors to Balboa Park this summer will find the Tony Award–winning Old Globe’s 80th anniversary celebration in high gear, bringing to you the kind of theatre that has made the Globe world-famous. Two of Shakespeare’s most crowd-pleasing plays will run outdoors under the stars—Twelfth Night and The Comedy of Errors —in sumptuous productions by true luminaries of the American stage. Indoors, director Darko Tresnjak, a familiar Tony Award–winning Globe favorite, will reimagine Kiss Me, Kate—a classic showbiz musical with an iconic score from Cole Porter and a Shakespeare connection of its own—and audiences will roar at the West Coast premiere of Ken Ludwig’s new comedy, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. The doors will be flung open for free screenings of four of the best Shakespeare films ever made. Add in Shaw’s most romantic comedy, Arms and the Man, and the utterly modern new American play about mothers and daughters, Rich Girl, and it will be an amazing summer on the campus—and a demonstration of all the wonders the Globe has brought our city for eight decades. From Shakespeare to Sondheim, from world classics to world premieres, The Old Globe presents an unparalleled range of work created by our country’s most exciting theatre artists, as a part of its ongoing mission to serve the San Diego community it calls home. These productions are surrounded by a full spectrum of humanities, outreach, education, and community efforts. All in all, the anniversary year will bring to our city a rich and wonderful program befitting the flagship arts institution of our region, and a season that demonstrates what a 21st-century American theatre can be.

The Old Globe

Jim Cox

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