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KING LEAR

“Who is it that can tell me who I am?” —King Lear

The once powerful but now aging King Lear chooses to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, and so begins one of Shakespeare’s most moving tragedies. At the crucial point of relinquishing his realm, Lear demands to know which of his daughters loves him the most. His ambitious older daughters answer with false praise and lavish flattery, however his youngest daughter, who does truly love him, answers with honesty. Wildly unsatisfied with her response, Lear’s rage sets in motion catastrophic consequences. Ultimately stripped of his privilege and its trappings, Lear must reckon with his own humanity.

King Lear is generously sponsored by Deborah and Bill Ryan.

Show and seat selection now available to FLEXpass holders. Tickets on sale to the general public February 25th.

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Allyn  Burrows

Allyn Burrows

(The Fool)

twentieth season (Artistic Director; Director: As You Like It) S&Co: Director of 40th Season’s The Tempest. Performances: God of Carnage, Or, King John, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry IV Part 1, etc. As Artistic Director of Actors’ Shakespeare Project, directed numerous

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Nigel Gore

Nigel Gore

(Gloucester)

eleventh season (Porter/Duncan, Macbeth; Dukes Frederick & Senior, As You Like It) Off-Broadway: Pickering, Pygmalion, Bedlam. Dr. Rank, A Doll’s House, Ostermark, The Father, TFANA; Col. Brandon, Sense & Sensibility, Dorn, The Seagull, Bedlam; Women of Will. Regional: Mrs. Jennings, Sense & Sensibility, Bedlam/A.R.T., Prospero, The Tempest; Sir

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Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

(King Lear)

Christopher Lloyd began his career in theatre. He has appeared in over two hundred plays including on and off Broadway, regional and summer stock productions. For his title role in KASPAR he took home an Obie and Drama Desk award. Christopher starred in the Tony Award winning Broadway

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Nicole Ricciardi

Nicole Ricciardi

(Director)

eighth season. S&Co: Time Stands Still, Creditors, 4000 Miles, The Taming, The How and the Why, and Cassandra Speaks. She has directed, developed, and assisted productions at Youngblood/Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Flea, Primary Stages, the Drama Book Shop, Chelsea Repertory Lab, Circle East, Bushwick Arts, Central Square Theatre, Two

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Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.

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