A tragedy of consuming force, King Lear is widely regarded as Shakespeare's crowning artistic achievement. Lear, the aging King of Britain, decides to step down from the throne and divide his kingdom among his three daughters. In an attempt to give the "largest bounty" to the one who loves him most, he puts his daughters through a test, asking each to tell him how much she loves him. Lear's older daughters, in an attempt to gain his favor, shower their father with flattering answers. But Cordelia, Lear's youngest and favorite daughter, remains silent, saying that she has no words to describe how much she loves her father. Lear flies into a rage and disowns Cordelia. Ultimately, the heartbroken King learns which of his daughters has loved him most dearly.
"King Lear is perhaps the greatest of all Shakespeare's dramas..."
- The Telegraph
Albany - PERRY ANDERSON, JR.
Cordelia - GRACE CATHERINE BROCKWAY
Gloucester - DAN COYNE
Edgar - CHRISTOPHER GRAZUL
Kent - MAX HARDY
Burgundy/Ensemble - HAL HOBSON
Doctor/Ensemble - TONY HOLEWINSKI
King Lear - ARNIE JOHNSTON
Regan - PHOEBE ROSE KELLY
Cornwall - CHRISTOPHER MARTIN
Fool/Servant - MICHAEL P. MARTIN
France/Ensemble - CONOR MCSHANE
Edmund - ADAM JEFFREY PASEN
Old Man/Ensemble - ROBERT PIELLUSCH
Oswald - RICHARD PHILPOT
Curan/Ensemble - BOB SCHELLENBERG
Goneril - MARISSA DANIELLE SNEAD
September 30 - October 15, 2011
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos courtesy of Fred Western