Sunday, June 5, 2011

Balboa Park's Old Globe Theatre

If you ever visit San Diego, do yourself a favor and book yourself some tickets to a play at the Old Globe Theatre Complex. Nestled comfortably in beautiful Balboa Park behind the Museum of Man, it is an attraction not to be missed.

For the last fifteen years, I have had the good fortune to be a volunteer usher for all three of their stages: the Old Globe, their main stage; the White, a theater in the round; and the Festival Stage, an outdoor amphitheater for summer repertory theater.

The Globe's production of August: Osage County, finishing its run on June 12th, is the most profound and disturbing family drama I've seen on the stage since Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolfe? The play reminds me that the family ties that bind, can also strangle.