The Taming of the Shrew kicks off the return of the Outdated Globe’s Summer season Shakespeare Pageant on Sunday on the Lowell Davies Pageant Theatre at Balboa Park.
The Globe’s creative director, Barry Edelstein, referred to as the manufacturing of the favored comedy, by Shana Cooper, whose work has been offered on the Oregon Shakespeare Pageant, Chicago Shakespeare and Yale Rep, “recent, trendy, and wildly energetic.”
“She takes the play very severely at the same time as she mines new ranges of romance and laughter in its complicated views of gender, energy and love,” he added. “San Diego audiences will get pleasure from this Shrew below the celebrities, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome them once more.”
An earlier model of this manufacturing of The Taming of the Shrew premiered at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Pageant 4 years in the past.
Cooper directs a solid of 20, which incorporates James Udom as Petrucio (the 2021 movie Macbeth with Denzel Washington) and Deborah Ann Woll as Katherine (Karen Web page in Netflix’s “Daredevil” and Jessica Hamby in HBO’s “True Blood”).
The solid additionally contains college students from the The Outdated Globe and College of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program.
Tickets can be found on-line for Taming, which runs via July 10. Then Summer season Shakespeare Pageant concludes with A Midsummer Night time’s Dream.
The whimsical comedy shall be directed by an Outdated Globe resident artist, Patricia McGregor, and run from July 31 to Sept. 4.
The efficiency schedule for each productions is Tuesday via Sunday at 8 p.m. Common ticket costs begin at $30.
In alignment with the state of California, the Outdated Globe won’t require patrons to point out proof of vaccination or put on masks. Nevertheless, the theater nonetheless strongly recommends utilizing a masks.