BRAM GOLDSMITH THEATER The Wallis' Production of Joe Morton as
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.
Brie Eley as Regan
River Gallo as Cordelia / Fool
Mark Harelik as Gloucester
Rafael Jordan as Edmund
Zachary Solomon as Edgar / France
Emily Swallow as Goneril
Stanley Andrew Jackson III - understudy for Edgar/France and Edmund
Miguel Perez - understudy for Lear & Gloucester
Danielle Thorpe - understudy for Goneril, Regan & Cordelia/Fool
3 hours including a 15-minute intermission.
This production features strobe lighting effects, loud noises, theatrical fog/haze, and some graphic violence.
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