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Seminars and Forums

Insights Seminars

This Monday Night series provides Old Globe patrons with an opportunity to closely connect with productions both onstage and backstage. A panel selected from the artistic company of each show (playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and/or technicians) engages patrons in an informal and illuminating presentation of ideas and insights to enhance the theatregoing experience. Each Insights Seminar takes place in its respective theatre and includes an informal reception starting at 6:30 p.m. Seminars begin at 7:00 p.m. No reservations necessary. Insights Seminars are Free.

2014 Insights Seminar Dates

Into the Woods July 14
Quartet July 28
The Two Gentlemen of Verona August 11
Bright Star September 15
The Royale October 6

Monday, July 28, FREE

The seminar series features a panel of artists selected from the current show. 7:00 p.m.

Immediately following the seminar, at 7:30 p.m., we will present a free screening, on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, of the 30th anniversary restoration of Daniel Schmid's multiple award-winning documentary Tosca's Kiss. This rarely seen film was an inspiration for Quartet and its restoration was overseen by Dustin Hoffman.

General admission seating. Reservations are recommended, please call the Box Office at (619) 234-5623.

Meet the inhabitants of the "Casa di Riposa" in Milan, the world's first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896. A touching and often hilarious film on the subject of aging and the power and timeless capacity of music to inspire. In Tosca's Kiss, which has developed an underground cult following over the years and is a favorite among opera and music lovers worldwide, director Daniel Schmid has captured a world in which these wonderful singers (many of whom had significant careers on the opera stage) relive and reenact their triumphant roles of the glorious past.

The critics called it:
"Touching and exhilarating... Bravissimo!"
The New York Times

"One of the years' 10 Best"
The Village Voice

"A delightful and very poignant documentary about opera, art and old age."
The Independent

"Insightful, life-affirming, and just plain entertaining!"
The Christian Science Monitor


Post-Show Forums

Join us after the show for an informal and enlightening question-and-answer session with cast members. Get the "inside story" on creating a character and putting together a professional production. Post-show forums are scheduled after selected Tuesday and Wednesday evening performances. No reservations necessary. Post-show forums are free.

Othello July 8
Into the Woods July 22, 23, 29
Quartet August 5, 6, 12
The Two Gentlemen of Verona August 19, 20, 26
Bright Star September 30, October 8
The Royale October 14, 21, 29

Subject Matters

Explore the ideas and issues raised by a production through brief, illuminating post-show discussions with local experts, such as scientists, artists, historians and scholars. Subject Matters discussions follow select performances.

Bright Star Saturday, October 11
The Royale Saturday, November 1

Shakespeare in the Garden

Shakespeare in the Garden is a series of informal presentations that enhance the theatregoing experience. These seminars feature members of the Shakespeare Festival creative team and take place in the Craig Noel Garden before each performance. Shakespeare in the Garden is Free.

Othello Friday, July 11
Tuesday, July 15
Saturday, July 19
Thursday, July 24
The Two Gentlemen of Verona Sunday, August 17
Thursday, August 21
Tuesday, August 26
Wednesday, September 3*
Friday, September 12

*Shakespeare in the Garden presentation on this day begins at 6 p.m. due to earlier performance