King Lear (2008)


Poster design by Melanie Uhlir

"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!"



The Cast

King LearEd Schiff*
The Earl of GloucesterRobert J. DeLuca
Edgar, Gloucester's legitimate sonJeff Crosley
Edmund, Gloucester's illegitimate sonBrian Judkins
The Earl of KentIan Jones
Goneril, Lear's oldest daughterJudith Andrew
The Duke of Albany, Goneril's husbandDave Dietrich
Oswald, Goneril's stewardRoss Haarstad
Regan, Lear's second daughterKelly Andronicos
The Duke of Cornwall, Regan's husbandJustin Lantz
Cordelia, Lear's youngest daughterAlex Viola
The FoolMelanie Uhlir
The King of FranceMarc Hem Lee
The Duke of BurgundyEric Hambury
Cornwall's servantsJon Rosales
Marc Hem Lee
Eric Hambury
Knights/Soldiers/MessengersJon Rosales
Marc Hem Lee
Eric Hambury
E.G. Lambrou
Justin Lantz
Ross Haarstad
DirectorStephen Ponton
Stage ManagerAmanda Idoko
Costume DesignerLauren Cowdery
Fight ChoreographerCollin Cary
Costume/Banner ConstructionLauren Cowdery
Kelly Andronicos
Dave Dietrich
Sound DesignRobert J. DeLuca
CarpentryDave Dietrich
Publicity/PromotionDave Dietrich
Judith Andrew
Poster/Website DesignMelanie Uhlir

Fight director Collin Cary appears courtesy of Ring of Steel.