The Old Globe Announces 2012 Summer Shakespeare Festival

Adrian Noble will return for his third season as the Artistic Director of the Globe’s Summer Shakespeare Festival and direct Shakespeare’s As You Like It and the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee classic Inherit the Wind. Presented in repertory in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, the Festival will also include Richard III directed by Lindsay Posner, former Associate Director at London’s Royal Court Theatre.  The 2012 Shakespeare Festival runs June 3 – Sept. 30, 2012 in repertory.

As You Like It
June 10 – Sept. 30
Flirtation, friendship and mistaken identity make for one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.  Rosalind escapes into the forest and adopts the persona of a man to get close to her beloved Orlando.  But when he falls for another woman, she must untangle the web of deceptions she has woven to win her true love. 

Richard III
June 3 – Sept. 29
He is one of Shakespeare’s most diabolical and outrageous villains. As the power-hungry lord sabotages those around him with cunning and treachery in his quest to seize the English crown, his tenuous path to victory begins to crumble.

Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
June 17 – Sept. 25
When a schoolteacher is put on trial for teaching Charles Darwin’s theories of evolution, two powerhouse lawyers clash on issues of faith and science. The classic courtroom drama is loosely based on the real-life 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial

Tickets to the Globe’s 2012 Summer Season are currently available by subscription only and may be purchased online at by calling (619) 23-GLOBE.


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