Directors Set for World Premiere Lincolnesque and Old Globe Summer Shakespeare

News   Directors Set for World Premiere Lincolnesque and Old Globe Summer Shakespeare
 
San Diego's Old Globe has announced directors for its upcoming Summer Season which will include three Shakespeare works, Wendy Wasserstein's The Sisters Rosensweig and the world premiere of John Strand's Lincolnesque.

A single company will be cast to perform in the three Bard works — A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello and Titus Andronicus — performing in repertory at the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, June 18-Oct. 1. Darko Tresjnak returns as artistic director to spearhead the annual Shakespeare Festival for the third consecutive season and will stage A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Titus Andronicus. Jesse Berger (The Revenger’s Tragedy) will direct Othello.

Those repertory stagings will be part of a five-play summer season to also include Wasserstein's The Sisters Rosensweig (running in the Old Globe Theatre, July 15-Aug. 20) and Strand's Lincolnesque (in the Cassius Carter Centre Stage Aug. 5-Sept. 10). Joe Calarco (Shakespeare’s R&J) tackles the latter with a director for the former to be announced shortly.

The late Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Wasserstein penned The Sisters Rosensweig, a comedy which tells the story of three Brooklynite Jewish sisters who reunite in London for the eldest's birthday.

Strand will see the stage debut of his new campaign trail play which follows two brothers, one "a speech writer for a struggling congressional candidate and [the other] an intelligent and passionate individual, who just happens to believe he’s Abraham Lincoln," according to show materials.

Carolyn Cantor (Orange Flower Water) has also been named to direct the upcoming Old Globe presentation of Richard Greenberg's The Violet Hour. The Old Globe season currently houses Twyla Tharp and Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A-Changin and Lee Blessing's A Body of Water (through March 19). Next up will be The Constant Wife (April 1-May 7), Trying(April 15 May 21), The Violet Hour (May 20-June 25) and Christmas on Mars (June 3-July 9).

For tickets and more information on A Body of Water at The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park, call Globe Ticket Services at (619) 23-GLOBE or visit www.theoldglobe.org.

For more information on The Old Globe, call Globe Ticket Services at (619) 23-GLOBE or visit www.theoldglobe.org.

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