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Adrian Noble Tackles Merchant, Stoppard
For 2013 Old Globe Shakespeare Season

Miles Anderson, left, as Prospero with Ben Diskant in the 2011 Old Globe Shakespeare Festival production of The Tempest. Anderson returns to the Old Globe to play Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. Photo by Henry DiRocco, the Old Globe.

Adrian Noble will return for his fourth season as artistic director of the Old Globe's Shakespeare Festival next summer in San Diego. He will direct Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venic, starring Festival veteran Miles Anderson, and will also direct Tom Stoppard's classic farce, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Presented in repertory in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, the Festival will also include the perennial favorite A Midsummer Night's Dream, N. Richard Nash's romantic comedy The Rainmaker, and the San Diego Premiere of Double Indemnity, based on the classic novel by James M. Cain and adapted for the stage by David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright. The Rainmaker will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre and Double Indemnity in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

Tickets to the Globe's 2013 Summer Season are currently available by subscription only; prices range from $66 to $422. Subscription packages may be purchased online at, by phone at 619-23-GLOBE, or by visiting the box office.

“I'm thrilled to welcome back Adrian Noble as artistic director of the Globe's Shakespeare Festival,” Managing Director Michael G. Murphy said in a press release.  “And who better to play Shylock in The Merchant of Venice than Miles Anderson, whose larger-than-life performances as Leonardo da Vinci, Prospero, Antonio Salieri, and King George have exhilarated Globe audiences?"  

For dates, visit's Bard on the Boards.

November 4, 2012

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