by William Shakespeare
directed by Rebecca Holderness
musical director Bill Barclay
“Nothing will come of nothing: speak again.” —King Lear I.i
King Lear is one of Shakespeare’s most profound and devastatingly beautiful tales of regret. A misguided King. A divided country. A family’s love destroyed. Holderness sets the stage in 1906 Russia as the current monarchy is crumbling, and Lear’s world descends into madness as he comes to terms with his tragic missteps. Dennis Krausnick takes on the aging monarch in this precisely crafted and heartbreaking story. Lear’s epic journey is underscored by music director Bill Barclay’s provocative musical composition.
Featuring Dennis Krausnick with Thomas Brazzle, Caroline Calkins, Kevin G. Coleman, Jonathan Croy, Timothy Douglas, Jonathan Epstein, Kelly Galvin, Zoë Laiz, Peter Macklin, Corinna May, James Read, Eric Sirakian, Brendan Sokler, Enrico Spada, Alex Stewart, Bill Watson, Ryan Winkles, Kristin Wold