Considered by many to be the greatest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, King Lear depicts two aging fathers – one a King, one his courtier – as they reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. This bold new vision of Shakespeare’s epic stars Northern Stage favorite Jamie Horton (Northern Stage’s Orwell in America at 59E59 Theaters Off-Broadway) under the direction of nationally-acclaimed Shakespeare director Stephen Brown-Fried (Northern Stage’s Macbeth).
Advisory: Ages 13 and up for violence and adult themes Please note: Each parent and child is different; use your own discretion when deciding what is right for your family. Run Time: Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission