June 29, July 13, August 3, & August 24, 2015
The Old Globe threw open its doors for a 2015 Summer Season featuring Shakespeare on stage and in film, continuing its celebration of the Globe's 80th Anniversary and Balboa Park’s Centennial. All of San Diego was invited for a series of free Monday night films relating to Shakespeare through the eras to celebrate both the Balboa Park Centennial and the theatre’s 80th Anniversary.
On June 29 at 8:15pm, the Globe presented Henry V, directed by Laurence Olivier in 1944, in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. It was be followed by Orson Welles' 1965 classic Chimes at Midnight on July 13 at 7:00pm and Joss Whedon's 2012 Much Ado About Nothing on August 3 at 7:00pm (both on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center). The series concluded on August 24 at 8:00pm with Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins’s groundbreaking 1961 New York City riff on the Bard’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story, in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. All four screenings took place on Mondays, when the Globe's summer theatre productions are "dark" (their day off for the week).