"God, what a show!"
"Expertly performed...The emotional impact was great." - Ithaca Journal
Breaking its pattern of alternating between comic and tragic plays, the Ithaca Shakespeare Company followed up its 2007 production of Hamlet with King Lear — Shakespeare's astonishing vision of human existence in a world tearing itself apart through violence, betrayal, and the lust for power.
"It couldn't have been any better."
An epic tragedy of family, extreme cruelty and extreme loyalty, self-knowledge gained through suffering...and the fleeting fragility of joy.
"Brilliant and moving. You're the best!"
|King Lear||Ed Schiff*|
|The Earl of Gloucester||Robert J. DeLuca|
|Edgar, Gloucester's legitimate son||Jeff Crosley|
|Edmund, Gloucester's illegitimate son||Brian Judkins|
|The Earl of Kent||Ian Jones|
|Goneril, Lear's oldest daughter||Judith Andrew|
|The Duke of Albany, Goneril's husband||Dave Dietrich|
|Oswald, Goneril's steward||Ross Haarstad|
|Regan, Lear's second daughter||Kelly Andronicos|
|The Duke of Cornwall, Regan's husband||Justin Lantz|
|Cordelia, Lear's youngest daughter||Alex Viola|
|The Fool||Melanie Uhlir|
|The King of France||Marc Hem Lee|
|The Duke of Burgundy||Eric Hambury|
|Cornwall's servants||Jon Rosales|
Marc Hem Lee
Marc Hem Lee
|Stage Manager||Amanda Idoko|
|Costume Designer||Lauren Cowdery|
|Fight Choreographer||Collin Cary|
|Costume/Banner Construction||Lauren Cowdery|
|Sound Design||Robert J. DeLuca|
|Poster/Website Design||Melanie Uhlir|
Fight director Collin Cary appears courtesy of Ring of Steel.