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The Old Globe Is Bringing Shakespeare To New Audiences

Photo credit: Artwork courtesy of The Old Globe

Artwork promoting William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," directed by Jerry Ruiz, for Globe for All.

The Old Globe's performance of "Twelfth Night" may be the very first glimpse of Shakespeare for some members of the audience.

Globe for All, the Globe's arts engagement program, is offering free performances of "Twelfth Night," Shakespeare's comedy of disguise and mistaken identity, this month at venues throughout San Diego County.

Jennifer Paredes, who plays Viola in The Old Globe's production of "Twelfth Night," is a native of Chula Vista. Paredes said she didn't see her first Shakespeare production until college and enjoys exposing others to the work of the famous playwright.

"We get the opportunity to share a brand new way of storytelling with people who maybe wouldn't choose to go see Shakespeare for whatever reason whether it be their lack of access to it or just being intimidated by the language," Paredes said.

The arts engagement director for The Old Globe, Freedome Bradley-Ballentine, said the locations of the performances are chosen in an effort to reach a diverse audience.

"We want to have a cross range of people that are coming in, so we want to have economically, culturally, geographically diverse citizens that are coming to all of our programs," Bradley-Ballentine said.

Bradley-Ballentine and Paredes join Midday Edition on Monday to discuss the production and the Globe for All program.

The following performances are free and open to the public:

  • Tues. Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael Chaldean Catholic Church, 799 E. Washington Ave., in El Cajon.
  • Wed. Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Lemon Grove Academy, 3171 School Ln., in Lemon Grove.
  • Sat. Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Old Globe Tech Center, 5335 Market St., in San Diego.
  • Sun. Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Central Library, 330 Park Blvd., in San Diego.
  • Wed. Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. at Navy Region Southwest, 2375 Recreation Way, Building 3210, in San Diego.
  • Fri. Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 140 E 12th St., Suite B, in National City.
  • Sat. Nov. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Dr., in Oceanside.

The Old Globe Is Bringing Shakespeare To New Audiences

GUESTS:

Freedome Bradley-Ballentine, arts engagement director, The Old Globe

Jennifer Paredes, actress, The Old Globe's production of "Twelfth Night"

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