SAN DIEGO — The Old Globe Theatre will present plays by Michael Cristofer and New Yorker cartoonist William Hamilton, a new translation of a Spanish classic, two Shakespearean works and a Hank Williams show in the company's annual summer festival.
"Breaking Up" (July 8-Aug. 23 at Cassius Carter Centre Stage), by Cristofer, who won a Tony and Pulitzer for "The Shadow Box," will be staged by "Forever Plaid" creator and director Stuart Ross, who described it as "14 intense scenes about a couple that has a very bad relationship and are even worse about breaking up."
Hamilton's "Interior Decoration" (July 12-Aug. 23 on the mainstage), about a successful woman determined to get pregnant but not married, will be directed by John Tillinger. The Globe presented a staged reading of the play last fall as part of its Play Discovery Series.
The new translation, "Spite for Spite" (Sept. 9-Oct. 25 in the Cassius Carter), commissioned from actor Dakin Matthews, is a verse adaptation of "El Desden, Con El Desden," a Golden Age of Spain classic written in 1654 by Agustin Moreto.