June 21, 2015 through September 20, 2015
The Old Globe celebrated its 80th Anniversary as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration with a 2015 Summer Season featuring Shakespeare onstage and on film.
Twelfth Night and The Comedy of Errors ran in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate played on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre and Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery was in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.
The Globe also presented 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, 2015, the Globe featured Henry V, directed by Laurence Olivier in 1944, in the Festival Theatre. It was followed by Orson Welles’s 1965 classic Chimes at Midnight on July 13 and Joss Whedon’s 2012 Much Ado About Nothing on August 3 (both in the Globe Theatre), and the series concluded on August 24 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 Festival Theatre.