The Old Globe theater in Balboa Park. Photo by Bernard Gagnon via Wikimedia Commons

A company of professional actors from The Old Globe is touring a production of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” throughout San Diego County.

The free Globe for All tour began Tuesday and continues through Nov. 17 with nearly a dozen performances from Oceanside to the South Bay to the Imperial Valley. Many are free and open to the public.

For many in the audiences, this is the first time they will have seen a Shakespeare production—or a play. Venues include senior centers, libraries, jails and homeless shelters.

The play is an Elizabethan-era classic. A dream unfolds in an enchanted forest near ancient Athens where fairies play tricks on unsuspecting lovers, and bumbling actors are transformed beyond their wildest imaginings.

This weekend’s free, public performances are:

  • Friday, Nov. 2, at 1:30 p.m. in the George L. Stevens Senior Center, 570 South 65th Street
  • Saturday, Nov. 3 at 12:45 p.m. in the Oceanside Public Library, 330 North Coast Highway
  • Sunday, Nov. 4 at 1:00 p.m. in the San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Boulevard

A complete schedule is available online.

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Chris Jennewein

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