By William Shakespeare
Directed by Richard DiPrima
It has been called "the Everest of Shakespeare's achievement." King Lear is two parallel stories -- the old king who gave his kingdom to his cruel elder daughters, and the Earl of Gloucester who trusted his villainous younger son. The play questions the very heart of who human beings are and what our connection is to the heavens, the natural world, and one another. It presents some of the finest acting roles in all of Shakespeare - selfless heroes, hideous villains, and a Fool who instructs his king -- all in the glorious language of Shakespeare at his greatest.
Produced by Young Shakespeare Players at YSP Playhouse, 1809 Westlawn
Performances: July 16-21, 2002, Tuesday-Saturday 6pm, Sunday 1pm
Ticket Prices $0
Call 608.258.0015 for reservations or more information.
See the YSP web site for more information: www.ysp.org