Tony Winner's Kiss Me, Kate and New Ken Ludwig Comedy Will Headline 2015 Old Globe Summer Season

News   Tony Winner's Kiss Me, Kate and New Ken Ludwig Comedy Will Headline 2015 Old Globe Summer Season
 
The Old Globe (San Diego, CA) has announced its 2015 summer season – including Tony winner Darko Tresnjak's production of Kiss Me, Kate, productions of The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night and the West Coast premiere of Ken Ludwig's new play Baskerville.

The Old Globe will celebrate its 80th Anniversary as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration with a 2015 Summer Season set to begin June 21.

The season will celebrate Shakespeare both onstage and in film, with not only a stage veteran lineup and a West Coast premiere, but in addition, the Globe will present a series of free Monday night films relating to Shakespeare through the eras.

For a full listing of films visit TheOldGlobe.org.

The complete 2015 summer theatre season is as follows:

* In the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre:

Twelfth Night
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Rebecca Taichman
June 21 – July 26; opens June 27

"Everything we love about Shakespeare—romance, music, poetry, laughter, swordplay, great characters, and even a girl in pants!—is in Twelfth Night, one of the Bard’s true comic masterpieces. Shipwrecked and alone in foreign Illyria, young Viola masquerades as a boy and becomes the go-between for the lovesick Duke Orsino and the beautiful Countess Olivia. Soon Viola finds herself in the middle of a topsy-turvy love triangle with lunacy on every side. Visionary director Rebecca Taichman returns to the Globe with a stunning production of one of Shakespeare’s most perfect plays."

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The Comedy of Errors
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Scott Ellis
Aug. 16 – Sept. 20; opens Aug. 22

"Laughter will ring out under the stars as Shakespeare’s hilarious tale of mistaken identity takes the outdoor stage. A young man and his servant arrive in town, unaware that each of them has a separated-at-birth identical twin already there. This can’t end well—or maybe it can, but not before the unexpected double vision leads to furious wives, confused mistresses, scandalized family members, and general mayhem. With three shows on Broadway this year, Tony and Emmy Award nominee Scott Ellis makes his Globe debut directing one of Shakespeare’s most delightful confections."

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In the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center:

Kiss Me, Kate
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack
Choreography by Peggy Hickey
Directed by Darko Tresnjak
July 1 – Aug. 2; opens July 9

"Fresh off his Tony Award-winning smash, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Darko Tresnjak returns to the Globe to helm one of the greatest romantic musical comedies of all time. Cole Porter’s witty and high-spirited songs will transport you into the wings as a touring company gets ready to open a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew, starring a divorced couple whose offstage battles threaten to bring down the curtain. This beloved classic features show-stopping dance numbers, Shakespeare-quoting mobsters, and a knockout score including 'Another Op’nin’, Another Show,' 'So In Love,' and 'Brush Up Your Shakespeare.' Get ready for a sizzling summer evening that’s simply 'Too Darn Hot'! In association with Hartford Stage."

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In the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center:

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
By Ken Ludwig
July 24 – Aug. 23; opens July 30

"A wildly inventive adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mystery The Hound of the Baskervilles makes its West Coast premiere. One of America’s great comic playwrights, Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy for You) brings to life literature’s most famous detective—the inimitable Sherlock Holmes. Five fearless actors conjure the world of Victorian England as Holmes and Watson take on one of the most diabolical cases of their career. This witty and clever romp delivers chills, laughter, and a great evening of theatre."

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Subscriptions to the Globe’s 2015 Summer Season range from $97-346. Discounts are available for full-time students, patrons 29 years of age and younger, seniors and groups of 10 or more.

For more information visit TheOldGlobe.org.

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