The Old Globe's world-famous Shakespeare Festival returns again this summer with a rotating repertory of three classic plays: William Shakespeare's As You Like It and Richard III and Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s Inherit the Wind. All three shows play under the stars in the Globe's beautiful outdoor theatre.
Flirtation, friendship and mistaken identity make for one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies in As You Like It. Rosalind escapes into the forest and adopts the persona of a man to get close to her beloved Orlando. But when he falls for another woman, she must untangle the web of deceptions she has woven to win her true love. As You Like It explores the giddy excitement and dizzying foibles of love and is a perfect summer night under the stars.
The title character of Richard III is one of the most diabolical and outrageous villains in all of literature. A ruthless Machiavellian, the brilliant and power-hungry lord embarks on a bloody campaign to seize and keep the English crown. Shakespeare paints an unforgettable portrait of obsession, seduction, betrayal and a man who would be king.
In Inherit the Wind, two powerhouse lawyers face off in a small town with the eyes of an entire nation upon them when a schoolteacher is arrested for teaching Charles Darwin’s theories of evolution. When the issue goes to trial, the two attorneys must passionately confront questions of faith and science in a heated courtroom. This fictional re-creation of the infamous Scopes Monkey Trial tackles issues that are every bit as relevant today as they were in 1925.