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Summer Shakespeare Festival

shakespeare-festival-old-globeActor Jay Whittaker returns to the Old Globe to star in Richard III and As You Like It.

Once again this year, the Old Globe’s popular Summer Shakespeare Festival shakes things up a bit by throwing one non-Bard play into the mix with two Shakespeare classics. The festival’s three summer productions are performed in nightly repertory in the Globe’s open-air Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, which makes audiences feel as if they’ve been transported to Merry Olde England (albeit a slightly warmer version). This summer’s features include Richard III  and As You Like It, both starring returning actor Jay Whittaker and helmed by festival artistic director Adrian Noble, who recently directed the world premiere stage version of The King’s Speech. Renowned British director Lindsay Posner, fresh off the West End’s hit revival of Noises Off, will direct Inherit the Wind, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s fictional recreation of the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925, about a professor arrested for teaching Darwin’s theories of evolution in his classroom. Through Sept. 30. The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, 619.23.GLOBE. theoldglobe.org 

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