“A MUST-SEE…Patrick Page delivers a tour de force performance.” —The Georgetown Dish
“EMOTIONAL…[Simon] Godwin has molded a powerful ensemble that matches [Patrick] Page’s gripping intensity.” —Talkin’ Broadway
“REMARKABLE…STC’s King Lear is one of the best Shakespeare productions that this reviewer has seen in a long time.” —BroadwayWorld
“BREATHTAKING…One of the peak theatrical experiences of a lifetime.” —DC Theater Arts
“THRILLINGLY EXECUTED…Patrick Page is a masterful and unforgettable Lear.” —A Theatre-Goer’s Thoughts
“HEARTBREAKING…the whole ensemble is brilliant.” —DCTrending
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.
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Production Photos by DJ Corey Photography.
Director: Simon Godwin
Choreographer: Jonathan Goddard
Scenic Designer: Daniel Soule
Costume Designer: Emily Rebholz
Lighting Designer: Jeanette Yew
Sound Designer: Christopher Shutt
Projection Designer: Aaron Rhyne
Composer: Michael Bruce
Fight Choreographer: Robb Hunter
Wig & Makeup Designer: Tommy Kurzman
Intimacy Consultant: Sierra Young
Voice and Text Coach: Lisa Beley
Resident Dramaturg: Dr. Drew Lichtenberg
Resident Casting Director: Danica Rodriguez
Assistant Director: Kate Pitt
Production Stage Manager: Joseph Smelser
Assistant Stage Manager: Samantha Wilhelm
All titles, artists, and dates subject to change.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP: Eleanor Pelta and Yesim Usluca
Terry Brown, Schneider’s Liquor
Jill Green, Props Supervisor, Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Rebecca Harris, Catoctin Creek Distillers
Debbie Stevens, A Smith Bowman Distillers
Stephen and Toni Allis
Michael Bahar and Hannah Yelland
Jeff Bauman and Linda Fienberg
John and Meg Hauge
Dr. Mark Epstein and Amoretta Hoeber
Jacqueline B. Mars
Stephen and Lisa Ryan
Mark Tushnet and Elizabeth Alexander
Alan M. and Nathalie P. Voorhees Fund
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