King Lear

King Lear

Feb 23 – Mar 26, 2023
Klein Theatre

Photo of Patrick Page by Patric Shaw.

Caught in a carousel of memory, the head of a dysfunctional royal family grapples with power-hungry children and the threat of losing the empire he created. Real and imagined worlds coalesce, creating a political and personal horror that threatens to swallow the mind of the monarch. The incomparable Patrick Page (Hadestown, The Gilded Age) returns to STC as the once-revered king caught in an emotional hurricane ravaging his home, head, and heart.

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Simon Godwin

All titles, artists, and dates subject to change.

This project is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest


Production Sponsors
Stephen and Toni Allis
Anita Antenucci
Jeff Bauman and Linda Fienberg
John and Meg Hauge
Dr. Mark Epstein and Amoretta Hoeber
Jacqueline B. Mars
Mark Tushnet and Elizabeth Alexander
Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Fund

Health and Safety

The health and well-being of our patrons, artists, and staff are our top priority at STC. Based on audience surveys, CDC recommendations, and the countless hours of work and data analysis of our in-house Covid-19 Committee, STC has developed (and will continue to develop) policies and procedures to best serve everyone entering our theatre and spaces.

Beginning with our production of Much Ado About Nothing this November, STC will be hosting MASK REQUIRED performances on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays and MASK RECOMMENDED performances on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays