By William Shakespeare
Directed by Richard and Anne DiPrima
The Shakespeare Circle, King Lear
Two years after the adults staged their first full-length comedy, the Shakespeare Circle undertakes a full-length tragedy: The Tragedy of King Lear. It has been called "the Everest of Shakespeare's achievement.” King Lear is two parallel stories of the old king who gave his kingdom to his cruel elder daughters, and of 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. It presents some of the finest acting roles in all of Shakespeare: selfless heroes, hideous villains, and a Fool who teaches his king all in the glorious language of Shakespeare at his greatest.
Produced by Young Shakespeare Players at 1806 West Lawn Ave. (near corner of Spooner and Monroe Sts.)
Performances: April 12-18, 2008
Performance Times: April 12, 13, 17, and 18 at 6 pm.
Call http://www.ysp.org/ for reservations or more information.