King Lear (2008)
"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!"
Fight director Collin Cary appears courtesy of Ring of Steel.
* actors shown with an asterisk after their name appear courtesy of the Actor's Equity Association.
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