January 27 – March 4, 2018
(Opening night: Thursday, February 1)
Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Maria Aitken
Oscar Wilde’s wildly entertaining comedy sparkles with dazzling wordplay and hilariously unlikely situations. This “trivial comedy for serious people” features two carefree bachelors, Jack and Algernon, each with a carefully hidden double life. But when Algernon discovers that Jack has been posing as a man named Ernest to escape to the city, he promptly travels to Jack’s country estate to pose as the fictional figure himself! Silliness ensues with whimsical ingénues, jealous fiancées, indomitable dowagers, and the most famous handbag in theatre history. The Globe’s lavish production of this timeless classic offers the unmissable opportunity to see what the London Telegraph calls “the most perfect comedy in the English language.”
Performances begin on January 27, 2018 and continue through March 4, 2018. Performance times: Previews: Saturday, January 27 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m.; and Wednesday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. Opening night is Thursday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m. Regular performances (February 2 – March 4): Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., Thursday and Friday evenings at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. There will be an additional matinee performance on Wednesday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m. and no matinee performance on Saturday, February 24 at 2:00 p.m.
The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. Through a special arrangement with the San Diego Zoo, Old Globe evening ticket-holders have the opportunity to pre-purchase valet parking in the Zoo’s employee parking structure. With a drop-off point just a short walk to the Globe, theatregoers may purchase fast, easy, convenient valet parking for just $14 per vehicle.
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