King Lear by William Shakespeare
Join us for the 45th Anniversary Season of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival!
Strained relations between a father and his daughters are at the core of Shakespeare’s explosive tragedy, King Lear. In this tale of intimate family drama and political manipulation, an aged leader at the height of his power and influence, loses his grip on position, power, family, and sanity when hubris and ego trump love and loyalty. Lear examines the most basic questions of human existence and is considered one the most powerful dramas in Western literature.
Friday, July 8 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 9 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 15 at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 22 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m. (ASL-Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, July 30 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, July 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Will include a 15-minute intermission.