TIME AND THE CONWAYS, 'VANYA AND SONIA' and INTO THE WOODS Coming Up at The Old Globe, April-July 2014
The Old Globe has announced an exciting lineup of shows to kick off the spring and lead patrons into the summer. Featuring the classic Sondheim hit Into The Woods, recent Broadway success Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and much more, there will be something for everyone in the coming months at The Old Globe. Check out the full lineup below!
From March 29 - May 4, 2014 at the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at Old Globe Theatre' Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, The Old Globe will present TIME AND THE CONWAYS by J.B. Priestley and directed by Rebecca Taichman. The curtain rises on a gorgeous English country home in 1919 in the middle of a game of Blind Man's Bluff played by the young Conway family at a birthday party with their friends. Flash forward to 1937 in the same house: the grown children have gathered to settle family accounts in a world not so bright as it was. Time and the Conways, by the author of An Inspector Calls, is just the kind of theatrical gem Globe audiences love to rediscover, with the kind of sumptuous period scenery, costumes, and artistry for which The Old Globe is renowned. Tickets start at $29. A seminar series featuring a panel of artists from the current show will take place on Monday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. An informal question-and-answer session with cast members will take place Tuesdays, April 8 and 15 and Wednesday, April 23. Brief, illuminating post-show discussions with local experts, such as scientists, artists, historians, and scholars will take place Saturday, April 5 following the 2:00 p.m. performance.
From April 12 - May 11, 2014 at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre at Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, The Old Globe will present the California premiere of WATER BY THE SPOONFUL by Quiara Alegría Hudes and directed by Edward Torres. Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Water By The Spoonful is an exciting new play from the playwright behind the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights. Elliot Ortiz is back in the States after serving in Iraq, reconnecting with family and starting a new life. At the same time, four strangers in an internet chat room seek support to face demons of their own, and soon the real world and the virtual one start to intersect in unexpected ways. Tickets start at $29. A seminar series features a panel of artists from the current show will take place Monday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. An informal question-and-answer session with cast members will take place Tuesdays, April 22 and 29 and Wednesday, May 7. Brief, illuminating post-show discussions with local experts, such as scientists, artists, historians, and scholars will be announced at a later time.
The Globe Guilders Fashion Show, one of the premier fashion events in San Diego, will take place on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. Proceeds benefit the artistic and education programs of The Old Globe, which has over 250,000 theatre admissions and program participants. This year's show will once again feature Naeem Khan, one of the most sought-after fashion designers in the world. The event will include a
champagne reception and live and silent auctions followed by a seated luncheon and a fashion show featuring Khan's 2014 Fall Couture Line, presented by Neiman Marcus. Lois Lewis serves as Chair, and Globe Board member Sandra Redman serves as Honorary Chair. Ticket prices start at $115. For further event information, visit www.globeguilders.org or call Barbara Bolt at (619) 889-7121.
From May 17 - June 22, 2014 at the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at the Old Globe Theatre's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, The Old Globe presents the San Diego premiere of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE by Christopher Durang and directed by Jessica Stone. Based on the Tony Award-nominated Broadway direction of Nicholas Martin, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is the hilarious winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Your heart has to go out to three siblings whose artsy parents named them after characters from Chekhov. Vanya and Sonia have lived at home while sister Masha has travelled the world starring in B-movies. Now Masha is back, with her boy toy Spike in tow, and she's intent on selling the house. Farce ensues. Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang and director Nicholas Martin (Pygmalion) are in sidesplitting top form with this riotous Broadway smash. Tickets start at $29. A seminar series features a panel of artists from the current show on Monday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. An informal question-and-answer session with cast members will take place Tuesdays, May 27 and June 3 and Wednesday, June 11.
From May 28 - June 29, 2014 at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre at the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, The Old Globe will present the world premiere of DOG AND PONY, featuring a book by Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Michael Patrick Walker, and direction by Roger Rees. Dog and Pony is a world premiere musical comedy romance from the award-winning talents behind Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Altar Boyz. Mags and Andy are a screenwriting team with a track record of hits and a professional relationship that's firing on all cylinders. But when Andy's marriage hits the rocks, forever single Mags finds she wants something more. Will romance ruin their perfect relationship? A witty and irreverent look at what women want and whether men fit the bill...or don't. Tickets start at $29. A seminar series features a panel of artists from the current show on Monday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m.An informal question-and-answer session with cast members will take place Wednesday, May 28 and Tuesdays, June 10 and 17.
From June 22 - July 27, 2014 at the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, The Old Globe presents OTHELLO by William Shakespeare and directed by Barry Edelstein. From New York's Shakespeare in the Park to Balboa Park, Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein makes his debut on the Globe's outdoor stage with one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. Despite the prejudices in Venice, the brilliant general Othello excels both on the battlefield and in the halls of state. But when he marries Desdemona, his envious lieutenant Iago sets in motion a diabolical plan to destroy him. Edelstein gives us a riveting, intense, and intimate production where poetry soars and swords clash, where true love and wrenching jealousy collide. Tickets start at $29. Dates and times for Insights Seminar, Post-Show Forums, Subject Matters, and Shakespeare in the Garden will be announced at a future time.
From July 12 - August 10, 2014 at the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at Old Globe Theatre's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, The Old Globe will present The McCarter Theater Center's production of INTO THE WOODS, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine, originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine, and directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld. One of the greatest musicals of all time returns in triumph to its birthplace, nearly three decades after its world premiere at The Old Globe, in an inventive new production from Fiasco Theater that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning masterpiece weaves together beloved fairy tales, then ventures into the unknown territory of life after "happily ever after." Fiasco Theater, critically acclaimed for its reinventions of the classics, conjures a mythical world of theatrical invention with 10 actors and a handful of musical instruments. An ordinary rope becomes Jack's famous beanstalk, a ladder becomes Rapunzel's enchanted tower, and the power of
transformation creates a beguiling theater of the imagination. Tickets start at $29. Dates for the special events associated with Into the Woods will be announced at a later time.
From July 25 - August 24, 2014 at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre at Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, The Old Globe presents QUARTET by Ronald Harwood and directed by Richard Seer. From the author of The Dresser comes an uplifting comedy recently made into a major motion picture. Three former opera singers, Reginald, Cecily, and Wilfred, lead a harmonious existence at a home for retired musicians - until Reginald's ex-wife, grande dame Jean Horton, arrives. As long-ago grudges surface and old scores are settled, the
quartet heads back into the rehearsal room for one final encore. Brimming with humor and stirring music, Quartet features a masterful cast under the direction of Globe favorite Richard Seer (The Last Romance). Tickets start at $29. Dates for the special events associated with Quartet will be announced at a later time.
Performance times for shows at the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at Old Globe Theatre's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center are Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., Thursday - Saturday evenings at
8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m., with select Wednesday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
Performances times for shows at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre at the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center are Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., Thursday - Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m., with select Wednesday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
Shows at the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre are Tuesday - Sunday at 8:00 p.m., with select Monday performances at 8:00 p.m.
Discounts are available for patrons 29 and under, full-time students, seniors, military and groups of 10 or more. (Contact Karen Ann Daniels at (619) 231-1941 x2408 for group information.) American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA are accepted. The Box Office is open Tuesday - Sunday, noon to final curtain. Call (619) 23-GLOBE or purchase tickets online at www.TheOldGlobe.org. The Old Globe is located in San Diego's Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. Free parking is available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available ($10). For parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org.
Photo Credit: Ken Jacques