King Lear

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Richard DiPrima

Brief description of the play: King Lear has been called "the Everest of Shakespeare's achievement." The play is two parallel stories: the old king who gave his kingdom away to his cruel elder daughters and the Earl of Gloucester who trusted his villainous younger son. It is a play that questions the very heart of who and what humanity is and what our connection is to the heavens, to the natural world, and to one another. The memorable characters include selfless heroes, hideous villains, and a Fool who teaches his king.

Produced by Young Shakespeare Players at 1806 West Lawn Ave., Madison, WI

Performances: August 15 - 27, 2006

Performance Times: 6 p.m. each evening; 11 a.m. 8/26 and 1 p.m. 8/27

Ticket Prices: Free

Call 608-258-0015 for reservations or more information.

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