The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival production of "Twelfth Night." (Photo by Jim Cox)

The Old Globe Announces 2017 Summer Season

The summer fare will include a Shakespeare festival and a world premiere.

SAN DIEGO, CALIF.: The Old Globe has announced its 2017 summer season, featuring the theatre’s Summer Shakespeare Festival, a world premiere, and a classic musical.

“In the summer of 2017, San Diego audiences will see on our stages everything that makes the Old Globe one of our country’s greatest theatres,” said artistic director Barry Edelstein in a statement.

The season will begin with the world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s Robin Hood! (July 22-Aug. 27, 2017), a swashbuckling comedy about a hero of the people.

Next up, the Summer Shakespeare Festival will launch with Richard II (June 11-July 15, 2017), starring Robert Sean Leonard. Erica Schmidt will direct.

Guys and Dolls (July 2-Aug. 13, 2017), with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, will be onstage next. The musical will be presented in association with Asolo Repertory Theatre. Josh Rhodes will choreograph and direct.

The Summer Shakespeare Festival will close the season with Hamlet (Aug. 6-Sept. 10, 2017). Edelstein will direct.

The programming will also feature humanities-based events surrounding each production, including seminars and post-show forums.

The Old Globe, founded in 1937, presents both classic and contemporary works.

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