GOD OF CARNAGE, DIVINE RIVALRY & More Set for the Old Globe's Summer Season

The Old Globe's 2012 Summer Season will feature the West Coast Premiere of Divine Rivalry by Michael Kramer with D. S. Moynihan and directed by Michael Wilson and the San Diego premiere of Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning play God of Carnage directed by Richard Seer. 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.

Divine Rivalry will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre and God of Carnage in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets to the Globe's 2012 Summer Season are currently available by subscription only, and prices range from $66 to $387. Subscription packages may be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the box office.

"I am delighted that the final summer season I have put together for The Old Globe brings back three of my favorite directors-Adrian Noble, Michael Wilson and our very own Richard Seer-and introduces San Diego audiences to the incredible talent of Lindsay Posner," said Executive Producer Lou Spisto. "Adrian's leadership of the Shakespeare Festival has been stellar, and next year will no doubt build upon the phenomenal success of the Festival, one of the nation's premier theatrical events. I am also particularly excited for our audiences to see Divine Rivalry. I was attracted to this work in part because The Old Globe is a theatre set among great museums, and a play about the rivalry between Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci is especially appropriate for us. I'm delighted to launch its future life by presenting the West Coast Premiere by special arrangement with The Shubert Organization."

The complete 2012 Summer Season is as follows:

2012 Shakespeare Festival / Lowell Davies Festival Theatre (runs June 3 - Sept. 30 in repertory)

As You Like It by William Shakespeare (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. Adrian Noble directs.

Richard III by William Shakespeare (June 3 - Sept. 29)
Richard III 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. Renowned British director (Royal Court Theatre) Lindsay Posner makes his Old Globe debut with this riveting portrait of obsession and betrayal.

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. Adrian Noble helms the classic courtroom drama loosely based on the real-life 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial.

Old Globe Theatre

Divine Rivalry by Michael Kramer with D. S. Moynihan (July 7 - Aug. 12)
Divine Rivalry transports audiences to 16th-century Florence, where two of the world's greatest artists, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, face off in a painting competition orchestrated by political mastermind Niccolo Machiavelli (The Prince). Michael Wilson, director of the Globe's upcoming revival of Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate, will remount his acclaimed production of Kramer's new play, which recently had its world premiere at Hartford Stage.

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre

God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza (July 27 - Sept. 2)
When two sets of parents gather in an upscale Brooklyn home to discuss a playground altercation between their sons, decorum flies out the window, leading to a hilarious afternoon of name-calling, tantrums and tears. Yasmina Reza's Tony Award-winning comedy is a four-way prizefight that has riveted audiences around the world. Richard Seer directs (his 11th outing at the Globe).

All selections are subject to change.



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