More Old Globe News – 2013 Summer Season Announced

The Old Globe has announced its 2013 summer season with Adrian Noble returning for his fourth season as Artistic Director of the The Old Globe’s Shakespeare Festival. Tickets are currently available by subscription and can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the box office.Here’s a look at the complete 2013 Summer Season:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream By William Shakespeare
June 2 – Sept. 29
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
Directed by Adrian Noble
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 Prospero in The Tempest, Antonio Salieri in Amadeus and as King George in The Madness of George III.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
June 16 – Sept. 26
Directed by Adrian Noble
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.

The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash
July 13 – Aug. 11
N. Richard Nash’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
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.

Photo credit: Ken Howard

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