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BRAM GOLDSMITH THEATER
The Wallis' Production of Joe Morton as

KING LEAR

May 10 - Jun 05

Following his award-winning, sold-out performance as Dick Gregory in Turn Me Loose, Joe Morton (ABC’s “Scandal,” the legendary Brother from Another Planet, Netflix’s “The Politician”) returns to The Wallis in the title role of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy King Lear. The Bram Goldsmith Theater has been reconfigured to transport the audience to an immersive, future American dystopia riddled with environmental catastrophe and social chaos. Lear, once a skilled geopolitical leader, has been reduced to a dazed and infuriated wanderer exposed to the elements, and is forced to grapple with violent power struggles and a dysfunctional family. This radical reinvention of Shakespeare’s greatest play explores questions of truth, love and power, and offers a glimpse of redemption.
 
By William Shakespeare
Starring Joe Morton
Directed by John Gould Rubin

This production was made possible by generous support from Michael and Meeghan Nemeroff / Vedder Price.

RUNNING TIME

3 hours including a 15-minute intermission.

WARNING
This production features strobe lighting effects, loud noises, theatrical fog/haze,
 and some graphic violence.

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION 
ASL interpretation will be offered at the Saturday, May 21, 2:00 PM performance.


PREVIEWS
May 10, 11, 12 & 13


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