The Old Globe Announces 2023 Season, Including Mary Zimmerman’s The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci | Playbill

Regional News The Old Globe Announces 2023 Season, Including Mary Zimmerman’s The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci

Tony winner Kathleen Marshall will helm Shakespeare's Twelfth Night as part of the San Diego theatre's annual Shakespeare Festival.

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San Diego's Old Globe theatre company has announced their 2023 Season.

The season will feature four world premieres, including Kemp Powers’s The XIXth (The Nineteenth), inspired by real events from the historic 19th Olympic Games in Mexico City, to be directed by Carl Cofield (Seize the King, The Bacchae); José Cruz González’s Under a Baseball Sky, a play about baseball’s deep roots in the Mexican-American community in San Diego that celebrates individuals and communities coming together to find hope, healing, love, and the occasional home-run, to be directed by James Vásquez; Keiko Green’s Exotic Deadly: Or the MSG Play, a whimsical, time-traveling adventure directed by Jesca Prudencio; and Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen’s Crime and Punishment, A Comedy, a play that reimagines Dostoyevsky’s turn-of-the-century masterpiece, with Greenberg set to helm.

The season will also include Tony winner and MacArthur Genius Grantee Mary Zimmerman’s The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, based on da Vinci’s own notebooks, directed by Zimmerman. Karen Zacarías’s Destiny of Desire will be directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, and theatre company The 7 Fingers’s blend of acrobatics, theatre, music, and dance titled Passengers will be directed by Shana Carroll. Alaudin Ullah’s Dishwasher Dreams will make its west coast premiere, directed by Chay Yew and featuring music by Avirodh Sharma. A yet-to-be-announced musical will also join the season.

The annual Shakespeare Festival, held every summer, will feature Twelfth Night directed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, and The Merry Wives of Windsor directed by James Vásquez.

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