Artistic Director Barry Edelstein will make his Old Globe directorial debut with Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale as part of the Globe’s 2013 – 2014 season. This marks the first indoor Shakespeare production at the Globe in over a decade with Edelstein, who was named “one of the country’s leading Shakespeareans” by NPR, at the helm. The Winter’s Tale will also feature original music by Michael Torke. Shakespeare’s sublime late masterpiece is a profound exploration of the simple miracles in life and the forces that shape them: love, friendship and forgiveness. The Winter’s Tale will run February 8 – March 16, 2014.
Edelstein’s inaugural season kicks off with the previously announced The Last Goodbye, a new musical that marries Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and the electrifying songs of the legendary singer songwriter Jeff Buckley. The rock musical will be directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) with choreography by Sonya Tayeh (“So You Think You Can Dance”).
The season will also include the world premiere comedy, The Few by Samuel D. Hunter (Sept. 28 – Oct. 27, 2013), Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas directed by James Vásquez (Nov. 16 – Dec. 28, 2013), the west coast premiere of Bethany by Laura Marks, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Jan. 25 – Feb. 23, 2014), Time and the Conways by J.B. Priestley (March 29 – May 4, 2014), the California premiere of Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes (April 12 – May 11, 2014), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, directed by Nicholas Martin (May 17 – June 22, 2014), and the world premiere of the romantic musical comedy Dog and Pony by Rick Elise (book) and Michael Patrick Walker (music & lyrics), starring Tony Award winner Roger Rees, May 28 – June 29, 2014.
Season subscriptions are available now at www.TheOldGlobe.org or by calling (619) 23-GLOBE [234-5623].
The Old Globe’s 2013 Summer Season features the annual Shakespeare Festival, led for its fourth year by Festival Artistic Director Adrian Noble. Noble will direct William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice (June 9 – Sept. 28) and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard (June 16 – Sept. 26). Presented in repertory, the Festival will also include Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (June 2 – Sept. 29), directed by Ian Talbot. The Summer Season also includes the The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash, directed by Maria Mileaf (July 13 – Aug. 11), and Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, adapted for the stage by David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright, directed by John Gould Rubin (July 27 – Aug. 25).
Pictured above: Barry Edelstein
Photo by Joseph Moran