World Premiere Lincolnesque and Titus Highlight Old Globe Summer

News   World Premiere Lincolnesque and Titus Highlight Old Globe Summer San Diego's Old Globe has announced the upcoming 2006 Summer Season which will include three Shakespeare productions — A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello and Titus Andronicus — as well as Wendy Wasserstein's The Sisters Rosensweig and the world premiere of John Strand's Lincolnesque.

Darko Tresjnak returns as artistic director to spearhead the annual Shakespeare Festival for the third consecutive season. A single company will be cast to perform in the three Bard works — performing in repertory at the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, June 18-Oct. 1, 2006. Tresnjak will stage A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Titus Andronicus.

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, 2006) and Strand's Lincolnesque (in the Cassius Carter Centre Stage Aug. 5 – Sept. 10, 2006).

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.

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

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