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Old Globe Announces Summer Season 2018

A photo of "Dr. Seuss's The Lorax" at The Old Vic, 2015.
Manuel Harlan
A photo of "Dr. Seuss's The Lorax" at The Old Vic, 2015.

Spend the summer with Shakespeare, Simon and Seuss

The Old Globe announced its summer theater season on Friday, and it's all about Shakespeare, Neil Simon and Dr. Seuss.

It begins with Shakespeare's magical and romantic "The Tempest."

The tale about a vengeful father who jeopardizes his daughter's happiness runs June 17 through July 22, 2018 on the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre stage.

That's followed by the highly-anticipated "Dr. Seuss's The Lorax," based on the beloved children's book.

This colorful and timely musical comes directly from London's West End and tells the story about the destruction of a Truffula tree forest. Directed by Max Webster the play runs July 2 through Aug. 12 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage.

Next up is Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park," directed by Jessica Stone.

The play is about newlyweds Corie and Paul struggling to adjust to married life in their run-down New York apartment. Featuring an eccentric cast of characters, the show will be directed by Jessica Stone.

"Barefoot in the Park" runs July 28 through Aug. 26 at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre.

Finally, the summer season closes with "Much Ado About Nothing," directed by Kathleen Marshall.

The witty comedy about mismatched lovers and mistaken identities runs Aug. 12 through Sept. 16, 2018 at the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre.

Tickets to the Globe's summer season are available to subscribers starting Sunday, Oct. 22. Single tickets will be available in 2018. You can find more details by calling (619) 234-5623.