December 6, 2023
The plaza outdoors the Outdated Globe Theatre. Photograph credit score: Courtesy, Outdated Globe

The Outdated Globe returns to pre-pandemic power within the 2024 season with a lineup that features two world premieres – and a serious milestone as nicely.

The season begins Feb. 8 and options the identical variety of productions for the Balboa Park theater as previous to the COVID-19 shutdown in early 2020. It additionally features a distinctive accomplishment amongst theaters with reference to 1 William Shakespeare.

The two Globe-commissioned, world premieres are Karen Zacarías’s The Age of Innocence, primarily based on Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize–profitable novel, and Melinda Lopez’s and Joel Perez’s Stir, about household, meals and therapeutic.

The season options two U.S. premieres, the hit London musical Journey with e book and lyrics by Freya Catrin Smith and music and lyrics by Jack Williams, and Duel Actuality, a manufacturing by The 7 Fingers, directed by Shana Carroll of Cirque du Soleil’s Iris.

The Outdated Globe additionally will produce the 2 most up-to-date winners of the Pulitzer Prize, James Ijames’s Fats Ham, a contemporary tackle Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and Sanaz Toossi’s comedy English, directed by Arya Shahi. 

Two potential crowd pleasers are also West Coast premieres – Agatha Christie’s Homicide on the Orient Specific, tailored for the stage by Tony Award–nominated playwright Ken Ludwig and Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen, each a part of The Outdated Globe’s Ebenezer Scrooge’s BIG San Diego Christmas Present.

Like Fats Ham, Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson – Apt. 2B, pivots with a brand new spin on the well-known exploits of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

And as for LeBron James, the basketball famous person is the inspiration behind King James, by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph. The play focuses on two followers who couldn’t be extra totally different – besides that they each love the Cleveland Cavaliers, James’ authentic workforce.

And the Outdated Globe’s 2024 Summer time Shakespeare Competition will mark a milestone because the theater completes the Bard’s canon with the world premiere adaptation of Henry 6, a two-play condensation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Components I, II, and III, tailored and directed by Inventive Director Barry Edelstein. The pageant begins June 30.

“This big selection of fabric tells tales that transport us to different worlds and different occasions at the same time as they entertain us, make us suppose, make us really feel and make us chortle,” Edelstein mentioned in a press release.

Tickets for the Outdated Globe’s 2024 season could also be bought by subscription. 5-play packages begin at $104.