Never Too Much of a Good Thing: Win tickets to The Old Globe’s Summer Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare Festival - Lowell Davies at the Old Globe Theatre

Looking for an evening filled with culture and cool? Enjoy the San Diego’s best scenery under stars and stage lights now through September 30, 2012 at the Old Globe’s world-famous Summer Shakespeare Festival. Only open for the summer festival, the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre is set against a backdrop of spectacular Balboa Park, nestled among beautiful eucalyptus trees. This summer includes three classic plays: William Shakespeare’s “Richard III” and “As You Like It” and Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s “Inherit the Wind.” Interested? Comment below to win two tickets to see Richard III.

Richard III

June 3 – September 29
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.

As You Like It

June 10 – September 30
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.

Inherit the Wind

June 17 – September 25
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.

“Can one desire too much of a good thing?” Not if it is 2 tickets to see Richard III at the Old Globe this summer! Comment below for a chance to win. Winner will be chosen at random at 10:00 am PST on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Tell us, what’s your favorite Shakespeare quote?

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About Maren

San Diego raised and New York City educated, I trained as a classical singer before switching to tourism marketing. Now I love telling the world about San Diego's diverse offerings, from live music to live uni. As a friend recently told me, "tough job."

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58 thoughts on “Never Too Much of a Good Thing: Win tickets to The Old Globe’s Summer Shakespeare Festival

  1. “A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!” Congratulations to our winner, Stevie D! Enjoy Richard III at the Old Globe Summer Shakespeare Festival!

  2. Have always wanted to attend a performance at Old Globe! This would be a wonderful time.

  3. I’ve been going to see the summer festivals since I was 14. I’m now 54. They are the highlight of the summer here in San Diego.

  4. Have never gone to a play outdoors. I bet it is great outdoors in a great city.

  5. I am from San Diego originally… I still consider it home and The Globe holds special memories for me. I just married a guy I knew in San Diego when we were in high school (40 years ago). Although we live in Chico, CA now, it is on my bucket list to return to SoCal and see a play with him there.

  6. This would be the perfect one year anniversary gift for my boyfriend and I!

  7. I want to win!  I love Shakespeare.  “This above all: to thine own self be true”  Hamlet.  Best advice and best Shakespeare quote!  Though it didn’t serve Hamlet too well.   “This above all: to thine own self be true”. – Hamlet

  8. this would be a great birthday present for my daughter who loves Shakespeare’s. She’s taken classes every summer since her freshman year of high school to study his work.

  9. No sooner met but they looked;
    No sooner looked but they loved;
    No sooner loved but they sighed;
    No sooner signed but they asked one another the reason;
    No sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy;
    And in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage…– William Shakespeare, As Your Like It

  10. I have never seen Inherit the Wind…would love to check out the Old Globe Theatre!!!

  11. I love shows at the Old Globe.  It is so beautiful, and SD weather is perfect for it!

  12. Would really enjoy taking my wife to see any of these…She loves the theater as do I

  13. The course of true love never did run smooth.—Lysander tells Hermia that they are not the only true lovers who have had troubles in Midsummer Nights Dream.

  14.  “The more pity that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly.”

  15. Be great in act, as you have been in thought.   I’d love to win.  🙂

  16. I’ve been in SD for 2 years & have been really wanting to get to The Old Globe to catch a Shakepeare play.  

  17.  A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.

  18. would love to see a play under the stars at balboa parks old globe theater Richard III rocks 

    •  and here is my favorite quote:

      Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!

  19. Inherit the Wind is a moving play.  One of the more interesting things is the personal and personable relationship of the two protagonists outside of the courtroom.
    Dana Law
    El Cajon

  20. I would love to go!! Took my husband to his first ever Shakespeare play at the Old Globe a few years ago and we are dying to go back.

  21. My husband was in “As You Like It” in college, and I’d love to surprise him with tickets!

  22. I have a love affair with Shakespeare. I’ve acted for 12 years, and what made me want to do it forever is when I was 13 I performed Taming of the Shrew. I fell in love with theatre and with the craft of acting. Would kill to win some tickets to Richard III!!!!!

    • Also, fave quote, “if I be waspish best beware my sting” – Taming of the Shrew

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