San Diego's The Old Globe has announced three additional productions for its 2018 Summer Season: The Tempest, Barefoot in the Park, and Much Ado about Nothing.
William Shakespeare's The Tempest, part of the Summer Shakespeare Festival, begins performances June 17, 2018. The limited engagement of the Bard's fantasy, about the exiled Prospero and his daughter Miranda, continues through July 22, outdoors in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre.
The classic Neil Simon comedy Barefoot in the Park will be directed by Jessica Stone (Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood!, Arms and the Man, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Globe). Performances of the play about newlyweds struggling to adapt to married life in Manhattan are July 28–August 26 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre.
Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (the Globe’s Love’s Labor’s Lost), will conclude the season. The romantic comedy about confirmed bachelor Benedick and headstrong Beatrice will be presented August 12–September 16 in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre.
These productions join the previously announced Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, presented by The Old Globe and Children’s Theatre Company, in partnership with The Old Vic. Performances run July 2–August 12 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage.
Casting and additional creative team members will be announced at a later date. Summer Season 2018 subscriber tickets will go on sale October 22 at noon.
“The Globe’s 2018 summer lineup is everything this theatre is celebrated for: great Shakespeare by leading American artists, a classic crowd-pleasing comedy, and a return to our beloved friend Dr. Seuss,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein in a statement. ”These shows are smart, fun, and vibrant, and great for the entire family... These are four shows at the top level of what theatre art can be, and I am thrilled to share them with San Diego audiences.”
For ticket information visit TheOldGlobe.org or call (619) 23-GLOBE.