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“A Gem In the Permian Basin” 4 of 5 stars
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The Globe Theatre
2308 Shakespeare Rd, Odessa, TX 79761
(432) 580-3177
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Ranked #2 of 12 things to do in Odessa
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Owner description: Odessa is recognized as the center of oil exploration and production in Texas, but the city has a number of attractions that have nothing to do with oil and gas. Of particular interest are the replicas of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and Anne Hathaway's Cottage on the campus of Odessa College.Built in the 1960's, The Globe Theatre is a non-profit organization presenting classical and modern plays using an Elizabethan stage. Bringing a bit of British flair to the West Texas landscape, this replica of the original Globe Theatre, the home of William Shakespeare's acting company in England, is enhanced by its surrounding Writer's Garden and a replica of Shakespear's wife, Anne Hathaway's Cottage. The 410-seat octagonal theatre was the brain child of a local teacher and Shakespearean scholar, Mrs. Marjorie Morris, who wanted a proper showcase in which to showcase the Bard's plays. The Globe hosts community theatre performances, a monthly music show, as well as other great community acivities.
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“A Gem In the Permian Basin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2008

The Globe is a dusty little theater tucked on the dark southern edge of Odessa College. It is supposed to be a replica of the original Globe of England, I believe. It has a rose garden, and a cottage house a few steps from the theater. It is not high tech, bells and whistles, but we really enjoyed our visit.

For $10 each we saw a play called DOUBT, We didn't expect much from a group of non professional local actors, but we were amazed! From the moment the lights dimmed I was spellbound. The music, the mininimal sets, costumes and Broadway caliber actors made for a magical evening.

If you are lucky as we were, there was a gathering at the cottage after the show. We were FED and given a tour. The people are so friendly, and gracious. We had a really nice time.

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