James Lecesne's solo show The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey will play San Diego's Old Globe Theatre.
James Lecesne's solo show The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey will play San Diego's Old Globe Theatre.
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San Diego's Old Globe Theatre has announced its 201718 season.

The lineup will kick off with the musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. Directed by Jack Cummings III, it runs September 7-October 22.

Also on tap is a new stage adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Sons, directed by Carey Perloff, running May 12 – June 17, 2018.

Anna Ziegler's The Wanderers, directed by Barry Edelstein, runs April 5-May 6, with José Cruz González's American Mariachi, directed by James Vásquez, on tap March 23-April 29.

Karen Zacarías's Native Gardens will have its West Coast premiere under the direction of Edward Torres (May 26-June 24).

James Lecesne's solo show The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey takes the stage under the direction of Tony Speciale, September 30-October 29.

For children, Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! returns November 4-December 24, with Vásquez directing. Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, presented with London's Old Vic, will run July 3-August 12.