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Globe For All Presents 'Twelfth Night'


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Nov 2 - Nov 18, 2017[days & times]
  • WHERE Various San Diego locations
  • AGES Not available
  • COST Free

Globe for All is a program by The Old Globe that brings free Shakespeare to the community.

This year professional actors will perform "Twelfth Night" with a cross-cultural twist, set in Southern California and featuring some Spanish dialogue.

"Twelfth Night" reimagines Illyria as a sunny, modern-day Southern California getaway for the rich and fabulous and their entourages. Crashing onto this luxurious scene is Viola, a Mexican immigrant who comes into the U.S. via the Pacific, but who is tragically separated from her twin brother Sebastian in the process.

Determined to start a new life, she disguises herself as a young man and goes to work for Orsino—who is hopelessly in love with the wealthy heiress Olivia—and quickly falls in love with him herself.

As Viola unintentionally gets herself and everyone around her twisted into knots, she addresses the audience in asides and soliloquies in her native tongue, adding a bicultural twist to Shakespeare’s great romantic comedy about people divided from their true selves, in one form or another.

Here's the schedule:

5:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at Junipero Serra High School, 5156 Santo Road, Tierrasanta

1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 at the George L. Stevens Senior Center, 570 S. 65th St., South Encanto

3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at the City Heights/Weingart Branch Library, 3795 Fairmount Ave., City Heights

1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 at Otay Mesa-Nestor Branch Library, 3003 Coronado Ave., Nestor

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 at St. Michael Chaldean Catholic Church, 799 E. Washington Ave., El Cajon

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Lemon Grove Academy, 3171 School Lane, Lemon Grove

3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Old Globe Tech Center, 5335 Market St., Valencia Park

1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 at the San Diego Central Public Library, 330 Park Blvd., downtown

7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 at Navy Region Southwest's Anchors Catering and Conference Center, 2375 Recreation Way, National City (open to Navy personnel and family members)

7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 140 E. 12th St., Suite B, National City

6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Drive, Oceanside

For additional details call (619) 234-5623.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

A promotional poster for The Old Globe's "Twelfth Night."

Above: A promotional poster for The Old Globe's "Twelfth Night."


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