Josh Stamberg appears as Gerald and Jenna Fischer as Corky in the world premiere of Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox

The Old Globe reported Monday the world premiere of Steve Martin’s “Meteor Shower broke a box office record to become one of the most successful plays in Globe history.

The adult comedy ranks as the highest-grossing show in the theatre’s in-the-round space, selling nearly 13,000 tickets and taking in over $862,000 during its July 30 to Sept. 18 run.

”The Globe’s continuing relationship with Steve Martin is something we cherish,” said Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “Now we can boast that not only is his work contributing to the artistic vibrancy of our theatre, but it’s contributing to our business health, as well.”

“Most of all, Steve’s work is entertaining and delighting a huge number of San Diegans, and that’s what we’re here to do,” Edelstein added.

In the play, a couple invites another couple to their Ojai backyard to watch a meteor shower in the night sky. As the stars come out and the conversation gets rolling, cocktails flow, tempers flare, and sparks fly.

The play will next be produced at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.