The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth and The Winter’s Tale — the three works the Old Globe first presented as part of the California Exposition — will run in repertory at the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, June 19-Oct. 2, 2005.
The three Shakespeare stagings will be part of a five-play summer season to also include Ron Hutchinson's Moonlight and Magnolias and David Rambo's The Lady with All the Answers — which will play in the Old Globe Theatre (July 16-Aug. 14, 2005) and in the Cassius Carter Centre Stage (Aug. 6-Sept. 11, 2005), respectively.
Presenting the shows in repertory marks a return — after over 20 years — for the company to a tradition that began with founding member Craig Noel. The San Diego troupe will also honor Noel's at a special dinner on his 90th birthday on August 25.
Darko Tresjnak, who directed the Globe's 2002 staging of Pericles, will again spearhead the annual Shakespeare Festival, casting a single company to perform the three plays in repertory in the outdoor venue.
Moonlight and Magnolias finds its setting in 1939 Hollywood as big-time movie producer David O. Selznick shuts down production on the epic movie "Gone With The Wind" and locks himself, screenwriter Ben Hecht and director Victor Fleming – taken from "The Wizard of Oz" set – in his office to rewrite the script. The three film icons battle over every detail of the adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel for seven days. The play previously seen at The Goodman Theatre in Chicago will also play its New York debut at Manhattan Theatre Club. Playwright-adapter David Rambo (God’s Man in Texas, Paint Your Wagon) pens The Lady with All the Answers drawn from advice columnist Ann Landers' letters and life. The work turns the tables on the woman who provides counsel to the lovelorn, lost and lonely as she "suddenly finds herself with a deadline looming for a column on a new kind of heartbreak: her own."
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