Tony Award-winning actor Roger Rees is directing William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor at the award-winning Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Performances run through October 9 in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre.
Shakespeare's comic morality play comes to life on the outdoor Festival Theatre. There, director Rees has set the production in contemporary Windsor, Ontario, offering an highly-spirited investigation of colonial attitudes towards the British themselves.
A distinguished actor (1982 Tony Award for the title role in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby), Rees is this time a director. In the past, Rees served as co-artistic director at the Bristol Old Vic, directing Julius Caesar and John Bull. He also adapted and directed The Rivals and Taming of the Shrew at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, as well as Mud River Stone for Playwright's Horizons, and Red Memories at New York Stage and Film.
Tickets for the show are $23-$39. With discounts for students, seniors and active military. For information contact the Globe Box Office at (619) 239-2255
-- By Murdoch McBride