San Diego Premiere of Double Indemnity Plus Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and More Set for Globe's Summer Season

By Michael Gioia
19 Oct 2012

Broadway director Adrian Noble (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) will return for his fourth season as the artistic director of The Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival and direct The Merchant of Venice, with Miles Anderson, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern as part of the Globe's 2013 summer season in San Diego.



The summer season will also feature A Midsummer Night's Dream, N. Richard Nash's romantic comedy The Rainmaker and the San Diego premiere of Double Indemnity, based on the classic novel by James M. Cain and adapted for the stage by David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright.

For more information and tickets, call (619) 23-GLOBE or visit TheOldGlobe.org.

Here's a glance at the 2013 summer season:

A Midsummer Night's Dream
By William Shakespeare
June 2–Sept. 29
Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

"Filled with magic, humor, music and spectacle, Shakespeare's most joyful and popular comedy unfolds in an enchanted forest where fairies play tricks on unsuspecting lovers and bumbling actors are transformed beyond their wildest dreams."

The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare
June 9–Sept. 28
Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

"Renowned actor Miles Anderson returns to the Festival stage as Shylock in Shakespeare's unforgettable tale of mercy and justice, generosity and greed. Anderson has previously appeared at the Globe as Leonardo da Vinci in the West Coast premiere of Divine Rivalry, Prospero in The Tempest, Antonio Salieri in Amadeus and as King George in The Madness of George III, which won him the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Craig Noel Award. Adrian Noble directs."

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
By Tom Stoppard
June 16–Sept. 26
Lowell Davies Festival Theatre

"Fast-paced and irresistibly funny, Tom Stoppard's classic farce turns Shakespeare's Hamlet inside out. As the story of Hamlet plays out all around them, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern struggle to figure out what it all means and whether they can escape their ultimate fate. Adrian Noble directs Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play."

The Rainmaker
By N. Richard Nash
July 13-Aug. 11
Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre

"N. Richard Nas's romantic comedy is set against the sweeping landscape of the American West. On her family's drought-ridden ranch, Lizzie's hopes and dreams have run as dry as the barren fields. When the irresistible Starbuck arrives in town, selling the promise of rain, Lizzie must decide: is he a con man, or does he hold the key to everything she desires?"

Double Indemnity
By James M. Cain
Adapted for the stage by David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright
July 26-Aug. 25
Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre

"When a small-time insurance agent falls under the spell of a gorgeous femme fatale, the two conspire to murder her husband for the insurance money. It seems like the perfect crime – until it all starts to unravel. Reimagined for the stage, the classic crime novel and film noir masterpiece is sexy, fun and wildly theatrical."

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The Tony Award-winning Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre — both part of The Old Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center — and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its Shakespeare Festival.

The Old Globe is located in San Diego's Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way.