SAN DIEGO: The Old Globe has announced its 2015 Summer Season, part of its 80th anniversary and Balboa Park’s 2015 Centennial Celebration. The season includes Kiss Me, Kate, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Sam and Bella Spewack, and choreography by Peggy Hickey.
The production will be directed by former Old Globe Shakespeare Festival artistic director Darko Tresnjak, who is currently the artistic director of Hartford Stage in Connecticut and recently won a 2014 Tony Award for direction in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Kiss Me, Kate will be presented in association with Hartford Stage.
Also on tap is Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (directed by Rebecca Taichman), The Comedy of Errors (directed by Old Globe newcomer Scott Ellis) and Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. Taichman recently directed Time and the Conways for the Globe back in March. This season, Ellis is directing You Can’t Take It With You, The Elephant Man and On the Twentieth Century on Broadway.
Plays are not the only thing on schedule for this celebration. The Globe will also present a series of free Monday night film screenings of works relating to Shakespeare. The film schedule is below:
- June 29, 2015: Henry V (1944), directed by Laurence Olivier.
- July 13, 2015: Chimes at Midnight (1965), directed by Orson Welles
- August 3, 2015: Much Ado About Nothing (2012), directed by Joss Whedon
- August 24, 2015: West Side Story (1961), directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins.
The 2015 summer season Schedule at the Old Globe is below:
- Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, directed by Rebecca Taichman (June 21–July 26)
- Kiss Me, Kate, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Sam and Bella Spewack, choreography by Peggy Hickey, directed by Darko Tresnjak (July 1–August 2)
- Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery by Ken Ludwig (July 24–August 23)
- The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare, directed by Scott Ellis (August 16–September 20)