The Globe for All Tour came to UC San Diego Park & Market with a thrilling and action-packed production of Shakespeare’s Henry V. Open to the public, the production was hosted in the building’s captivating Forum and brought an intimate and up-close theatre experience to all that attended.
According to The Old Globe, the Globe for All Tour brings free, live, professional productions of Shakespeare and select productions from the organization’s mainstage to diverse multigenerational audiences in neighborhoods throughout the San Diego area. Over the past six years, the Globe for All Tour has continued to extend its reach, performing in military bases, homeless shelters, senior and correctional facilities, recreation centers, libraries, San Diego parks and other community venues. Since its inception in 2014, the Globe for All Tour has made theatre both important and accessible to more than 11,000 people, many of whom do not enjoy regular access to the professional performing arts.
With the performance of Henry V, The Old Globe brought the infamous poet’s thrilling historical play to life for the San Diego community. The year is 1415, and the young and reckless Prince Hal has left his untamed partying days behind and matured into thoughtful kingship. He rallies a group of misfit English soldiers together for a long-shot invasion of the kingdom of France.Full of action and the electrifying language that marks Shakespeare at his height, Henry V was a rousing portrait of courage against all odds, directed by Johanna McKeon.
Park & Market was thrilled to partner with The Old Globe and join other hosts of the production’s run in the Globe for All Tour, including the San Diego Central Library, San Diego Rescue Mission and Veterans Village of San Diego. UC San Diego is a supporter of Globe for All, along with The Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation and the Ann Davies Fund for Teaching Artists. With UCSD’s downtown San Diego presence, it hopes to provide a space where art intersects with science, culture with technology, business with lifelong learning.
At Park & Market, San Diego can benefit from an unprecedented array of talent and resources from right in our backyard and from around the world. The state of the art building provides a mix of public, business, arts and educational spaces for civic engagement, learning and collaboration. Programming will engage more than 10,000 local community members each year, and will allow unemployed and under-employed people to achieve academic certificates and well-paying jobs on an accelerated basis. Park & Market features:
- Courses, trainings and classes for students and community members of all ages and skill levels.
- Meeting spaces, conference rooms and venues for rent to accommodate groups from 15 to 1,000.
- Advanced Audio-Visual Capabilities – Including a leading-edge, 25’ x 17’ dual-sided video wall maintained by the Qualcomm Institute
- Nearly 30 resident partners, including academic programs and community organizations.
- A variety of arts and cultural organizations from the university and community, along with space for cultural programming, including symposia, music and dance performances, culinary events and more.